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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDJTED FOR THE HOME H IS r M E W * *3 T D E P T or J C A A C 0 « l C E S U 0 I K £ S IA r MASON CITY/-YTHE BRIGHT/SPOT "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XLV 5S AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO. 146 BEHlN Garner Boom Like Moving Mountain WASHINGTON--The story going around concerning Mr. Garner having 200 delegates in the bag means a paper bag, of course. If you count certified delegates the V. P. has f e w e x c e p t Texas. H you count probabilities, he has lot more than 200 -- between 371 and 408 to be exact. "The figure merely represents current composite guesses by cmi- n e n t authori- studied assump- Paul Gallon ties,, based tions." on INDEPENDENT PATROL GETS O.K. Daladier States France Won't Cede Any Land As a matter of inside fact, the Garner boom is proceeding like that moving mountain in California. It might be a landslide. It might be stopped. States from which Mr, Garner's friends may well expect to present delegates include: Alabama (aftei the first ballot), Colorado, Georgia, Illinois (about half, perhaps), Maryland, Massachusetts (about half), Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio (about half), Oklahoma, Pennsj'l- vania (exactly half), South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas. Virginia (after the first ballot), Wisconsin, Wyoming, Hawaii. From these a maximum of 408 can now be conjured. a * ;» What F. R. Might Do? In addition his friend. Senator Bennett Clark, may reasonably look forward to Missouri with 30, possibly also with hope to Nebraska (14), Kansas (18), and Iowa (22) for a total of 84. Together Garner and Clark would come close to a simple majority, but the deciding doubt -.would what Mr. Farley does ;lwi_th^ laO.-dotibtful dele- J ! rniglit;l3e. : gulded r byliis :;.:v;i;:|se'em":". within: ; 'iis'V- grasp .i If : he 'readied for them hard. (The other favorite'sons like McNutt with In- dia'na would not count for much.) The conclusion of this analysis is that Mr. Roosevelt might throw a fissure into the moving Garnei mountain if lie chooses--and* vice versa. Furthermore, it would seem to place Senator Bennett Clark in about as good a position as a candidate of his prospects could hope to be in at this stage. Crowded by G..O. P. Resurgency of the republicans is crowding even some ardent new dealers toward Garner, as he seems (Elliott Roosevelt put it approximately this way) to come closer to standing for more Roosevelt fundamentals than any other man the democrats might reasonably hope to win with. To illustrate: Some friends of Mayor La Guardia now are considering what an irresistible team a ticket of Garner and La Guardia would make. The subject was discussed at a New York meeting last week of some independent democrats, national labor party men and leftovers in Tammany. La Guardia, 'twas, said, could get .strength for Garner in Wisconsin. Minnesota and elsewhere to cffsct a republican candidate like Dewey. It may be too strange a thing to happen, but the mere mention'of it affords an insight into the things thjt are coming Garner's way at the moment. NOTE--earner and La Guardia, who were co-workers against the icpublicans for many years in the Louse, re^ccvt each other .; ; ghly. * * * Proposal From AFL AFL laid down a straight propo- ' sition to CIO that was kept out of! the papers at their last peace meeting. T'IC At'L delegates said subs'.,nuticlly: "Look here, vf we arc j (a try seriously to make po,i.:c. we must fS.sit by knowing whole we bland. We- propose t h a t - a cf"'l'ficd public- accountant be appointed ID 30 over the books of AFL anrj CIO uncl determine ihe dues-.paying membership of each. From Ui's report we can work out a peace formula.'' CIO delegates tossed some pa- per.s ovu- the proposal, starred to ciwpge the subject, asked for time. The bulrjecl was touchy U^cause John Lov.-is has never mado public anything about dues-paying membership, even to his own pco- WILL CONSIDER PROPOSALS BY II DUCE, ITALY Declares Occupation of Czecho-Slovakia Blow to Peace Work PARIS, (if)--Premier Daladier, answering Premier Mussolini in a radio speech Wednesday night, offered to negotiate France's differences with Italy if definite proposals were made toy the Italians. "Faithful," Daladier said, "to the accords she signed in 1935 (with Italy) France is ready to pursue their complete and loyal execution. ' "In the spirit and equivalence of these accords," he said, "she would not refuse to examine prop- sitins that may be made to her." Won't Cede Territory The premier, raising his voice in emphasis, declared, however. France would cede '''not a foot of her territory and not one of her rights," France, he said, cannot accept the idea that conquest of Ethiopia gave Italy "new rights." Such an argument, lie said, would signify that every new concession would automatically bring new rights. "Thus the demands that might be presented to us would be practically without limit." Turning to the German destruction of · Czecho-Slovakia, Daladier cried; '."the conquest' of ·-Czecha-Slovakia -and : ..tile-- occupation of :Prague":has'.be/MrVa hard -blow to France's; patient efforts" for-peace. _··',"· ···'.:""' Nobody can doubt, the premiei said, that "war at this time wouk be a catastrophe for all nations." None, he said, "would be safe from destruction." Urges United Support "I know that these words," he added, "will find a fraternal echo in friendly nations throughout Europe and also across the channel and beyond the Atlantic." "In the name of my country," he said. "I invite all the powers which think as we do and which, like us, are ready to persevere in the ways of peace but which would unite in the face of. aggression, to confident collaboration." They Restored City's Water Service Maehado, Formerly Dictator-President of Cuba, Succumbs MIAMI BEACH, Fla.. fP)~ Gerardo Maehado, 67, dictatcr- president of Cuba who was deposed in 1933, died here Wednesday. Maehado. who had been living I here in exile, succumbed w r hile under anaesthetic for an operation for the removal of a tumor which had entered his liver. Pie entered the hospital Sunday for observation preparatory to undergoing the operation. He had been in poor health for some time. Machado's demise followed by little more than a day the death in Havana of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, also 67, who succeeded him v /bjnch fine, to plant- :"'' ''business" District These are the men who discovered what the trouble was when water started pounding through manholes and pavement cracks at Pennsylvania avenue, and Seventh street northeast Wednesday morning 1 . They found that the plus on the T.on the east-side of the. 16 .inch main _ haa_6l5«n.out. By 12:30 p;clock at noon" the operuDg^was' re^ paired and Hie water %as again flowing through the main. From left to right arc: Andrew Paulson, with air hammer; Tom Humiston, with flashlight, tracing the flow of water to find the exact location of Hie Icak; .Tohu Nilclials and Tom Query. They arc ail city water department employes. (Kayenay Camera store photo.) Below is a drawing showing (he location and details of the water main at the corner where the blowing of a plus temporarily paralyzed the city's water system. Inset shows the details of the coupling with highly important plug on the T in black. The drawing is by Allen Patton from sketches provided hy Carl Patchcn, water works superintendent. Britain Doubles Field Army 340.000TOTAL MEN PLANNED Compulsory National Service Discussed With French Leaders LONDON, (JP)-- Prime Mitiister Chamberlain announced in commons Wednesday that the strength of the British territorial field army would be doubled, giving it a total of 340,000 men. as provisional president of the is- j Chamberlain's announcement \ land republic. ple. (CopsrUhl. Hint Features. Inc.) Exira Publisher Is Killed in Car Crash CLENDENINGIS GIVEN $50 FINE Penalized for Breaking Air Drill Which Had Disturbed His Work KANSAS CITY, )--Dr. Logan Clendening's ax-smashing of a WPA-operated air drill because "that damned rat-a-tat-tat" disturbed his work as a health columnist, cost him S50 Wednesday. He was fined S25 for destroying property and $25 for disturbing the peace. His attorney entered a plea of guilty for him. Dr. Clendening. who was not in court, became so enraged over the din made in digging a sewer that he strode out of his house in a p fashionable residential district i Feb. 10. meticulously attired and wearing a white carnation in bis front, with compulsory military measures to fit Britain for leadership of such a bloc. Some form of compulsory .service, however, was expected after the cabinet members review the results of an appeal Tor national service volunteers, despite Chamberlain's assertion Tuesday that recruiting for tlic territorial army (Britain's "national guard") was "most satisfactory." The review of the volunteer appeal is scheduled to be made after the end of this month. The probabilities of a decisive test between the fascist and the non-fascist states of Europe increased Wednesday as a consequence of the nationalist victory in Spain. The question of concern to England and France was whether General Francisco Franco would retain his tics with Germany and Italy to Die exclusion of other LOOK INSIDE FOR- 6,000 GALLONS OF WATER EACH MINUTE ESCAPE One of City's Two Feeder Mains Break; Service Soon Resumed At 7:43 o'clock Wednesday lorning pumpage at the city vater plant suddenly shot up to ive times the normal rate. At the ame time water pressure ·nost of the city sank down to lolhing, interrupting shaves and he preparation of the morning :offee in hundreds of homes. . The water plant and city hal' vere deluged with telephone calls Vithin two minutes water works "inployes knew what had happened. One of the city's two feedei. mains from the water plant buvsl at the cornel- o£ Seventh street and 'ennsylvania avenue northeast causing water to pound through manholes and cracks in the pave- nent at the rate of 6,000 gallons i minute. Shut Three Valves Plant employes shut off threi valves to isolate the break, one a Ninth street northeast and Elm drive and two at the corner where the break occurred. Water pres sure at the plant immediately started to rise and within a fe\\ minutes housewives in the re molest sections o£ the city, anxiously watching the water supply, faucets in- hurch Bells Ring Peace for Spaniards Franco Completes Conquest; People Rejoice End of War M A D R I D , ypj--Church bells ·ang joyfully Wednesday to signal Nationalist Gen. Francisco Franco's iloodiess conquest in cities and towns where republican Spain iia'de its last .hopeless stand. Peace was officially proclaimed. Madrid's hungry inhabitants, after months of near-starvation, rejoiced in the peace and food brought them Wednesday with the arrival of Franco's troops. Valencia Taken Over The will to fight that sustained republicans during 32 months of civil strife ended with Madrid's submission. Nationab'st soldiers hurried to complete the occupation of the remainder of enemy soil. Nationalist authorities formally took over Valencia Thursday mosning without resistance. Madrid started the second day of celebrating heartened by the sight o£ long lines of trucks loaded with foodstuffs filing into the city. It was hunger as much as anything that brought this besieged capital to its knees. Died From Malnutrition Medical sources estimated that more than 300 persons had died monthly of malnutrition in the latter stages of the siege that began B7o days ago. DIFFERENCES IN BILLS SETTLED BY COMMITTEE Senate Approves Compromise; House Sanction Anticipated (TRUCK BILL PASSED BY HOUSE--SEE PAGE 16) DES MO1NES, (/P)-- Immediate legislative agreement on the sale- · ty department bill, major issue in the republican consolidation program, seemed certain Wednesday as the Iowa senate voted 34 to 0 to accept compromise provisions of a conference report placing the department under the governor. The report now goes to the house for concurrence. If adopted there the bill goes to Gov, George A. Wilson. Studied by 2nd Group Disagreement over the measure threatened disruption of the republican program, and not until a -second conference group was named by the two branches was a compromise agreement reached Wednesday. The plan would merge the highway patrol, the state bureau of investigation and police radio system, motor drivers' licensing, commerce commission inspectors and lire marshall in one department. Provides for Commissioner As announced by Representative Henry W. Burma (R) of Al- came shortly after a cabinet meet ing to take the lead in efforts to unite several nations against N;zi German expansion. Previously Chamberlain had told the house thai compulsory national service in Britain had been discussed with French leaders during President Albert Lebrun's i allegiances, state visit. Won't Deny French Promise The prime minister refused to deny reports that he had promised French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet to introduce compulsory service in Britain. Referring to the French conversations. Chamberlain said. "I cannot divulge what took place at a private conversation.'' Diplomatic circles f aid t h e prime minister in those conversations indicated he personally favored some form of conscription but had to consider serious domestic obstacles, such as the attitude of trade unions. "In Touch" With TMoscow Chamberlain was asked by conservative Robert Boothby for assurance the government would! "maintain the closest contact a n d ! _, ,,.._, co-operation with the government i giving further "indication"th'at"thc of the Soviet union." D U N L A P. M» --F. C. Eaton.! coat lapel publisher of {he Audubon County .; He swung his ax until he had Cha m bcrfain"replied that Lon-j yet'here"' ' .Jomnal at Exira the last 16 years, i put the compressed air drill out don was "in touch" with Moscow. YEAR AGO- was lulled when his automobile j of action, then turned and lee- The ministers assembled a m i d ! Maximum 77i£Weather FORECAST IOWA: aiostiy cloudy, snow or rain in southeast and extreme east; continued cool Wednesday niffht; Thursday, fair and warmer. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday; not so cool in cast and north central Wednesday night; warmer Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Tuesday S3 Minimum Tuesday night 25 *\l S a. m. Wednesday 29 Snow fell steadily Wednesday. · arrival of .spring weather was not i HOPE BREWSTEK Missing Woman Found Paddling Down River PAGE 2 48 Stars Take Spots on North Iowa Team saw the How from crease. _:'.By_ 8. .o'clock, .the,-pressure. ..was starting bacto,"uph..and " by'' 8:15 o'clock the water supply was at the normal rate. The entire city was getting a normal supply 'except for two blocks on Elm drive between Seventh and N i n t h streets. They Find Trouble By 10:45 o'clock city employes, ·digging with air-hammers, picks and shovels, discovered the cause of trouble: A plug at the end ot a T on the cast side of the main had i blown out. The T, which had been placed in the main in event an extension on Seventh street northeast was wanted, had a 16 inch opening releasing the full flow of the liuse 16 incti main. By J2:30 o'clock, less than five hours after tile water pressure started sinking: at the plant, the cast iron pluff had been calked on the T and Carl Patchen, w a t e r superintendent, ordered water again released thruuch the main. Pumpagre Went Up At no tirae was the water pressure at the plant below 25 pounds to the square inch, but most of the pressure was dissipated at the break. Pumpage rose from the rate of 2,000,000 gallons a day to 10,000,000 gallons. The city's water supply was practically all recoursed through another 16 inch main that extends from the plant west on Twelfth street to Washington avenue and then south. By means ol cross lines water flowed to the other main beyond the point of the break. This new main was built in 1932 to relieve the pressure on the other line and augment the water supply throughout the city. Without^ this main a large part of the city would have been without sufficient water supply until the opening was repaired as the only other feeder line from the plant is an 8 inch pipe which goes eastward to serve a comparatively small part of the city. Digging Up Street At first it was feared the main bad broken, probably as result of uneven settlement of the ground. The main, Mr. Patchcn said, is ·probably 30 years old. Castiron pipes such as this, according to the water superintendent, are usually carried at a depreciation of 100 years, but ordinarily last much longer than that. In older cities castiron pipes 200 years old are not uncommon. The broken pipe is seven-eighths of an inch in thickness. The broken main goes to the south part of the city and is to be connected with the new water tank now under construction. The completion of this million gallon tank will provide a further safc- So fast -were nationalist troops moving through republican-held territory that it was impossible to keep account of the towns they captured. It .was believed that the ·nationalists would finish "disarm" iiig republican troops before the weekend. I t ' w a s estimated that 40,000 prisoners' were taken in the Madrid sector alone, with tens of thousands more in other places. Face Normalcy Problem As in Catalonia, in northeastern , Spain, most of these are to be re- year, leased as soon as the nationalists can prove the lack of criminal charges against them. Then conies one of Franco's biggest problems--getting both his and enemy soldiers back to the farms and factories whence they came. MIAJA AND STAFF REACH ALGIERS ALGIERS, Algeria, i/T)--Gen. Jose Miaja and his staff, fleeing from General Franco's conquest of Spain, arrived here Wednesday by airplane from Valencia. Additional planes from Valencia carried other members of his military staff. lison, chairman of the house conference group and Senator L. B. Forsling (R) of Sioux City, senate ·chairman, the agreement includes: 1. Placing the safety department under Gov. George A. Wil:Son^-- y^'-Ar'-^.i^-^'-.v.L-- -- -^w, _ . " - . . -- - , _ 2. "Appointment by the governor of a commissioner of public safety! 3. Reduction of the term of the commissioner from 6 to 4 years. (Senate proposed 6 years.) Salary Put at $4,000 4. Reduction of the salary of the commissioner from 54,500 (as proposed by the senate) to 54,000 a The two branches were at loggerheads over tlie proposal when the house amended the senate measure to place the safety department under the attorney general who would act as its head. The settlement agreed to Wednesday by the conferees was a recession by the house group on the issue of control, while the two groups compromised both on the F. R. Departs From Capital for 10 Day Warm Springs Visit WASHINGTON. (/P)--President Roosevelt made a final checkup ' on foreign and congressional matters Wednesday before leaving Wednesday afternoon for a 10-day stay at Warm Springs. Ga. Before going to his oflice. he conferred with Postmaster General Farley, Senator Barkley of Kentucky, senate majority leader, and Secretary' of State Hull Neutrality, labor relations, relief, farm aid, social security and tax legislation will keep the legislators busy while he is away. Some of the issues may come to a head during that time and produce the most heated arguments of the tenure of the office and the commissioner's salary. Exnect House to Accept The conferees Tuesday agreed upon a salary of 53,800 but Wednesday before the report was signed and prepared for consideration by the senate the sum was increased to 54,000. The house did not expect to act upon the compromise settlement' until Thursday, but indications pointed [^acceptance ot the report as recommended by the conference committee. guard for uninterrupted service in the city. water PAGE 11 plunged down a ment near here. steep embank- tared the astonished WPA work-1 growing clamor, for" action to rally i Minimum Urs until the police arrived. i other countries into an anti-Hitler 1 Precjpitatio , y ,_ 41 .79 Home Project Group Will Meet at Garner Opening of the pavement re- j vealed that the force of the water I washed away supporting gravel i and crushed rock for a consider; able area. i F'on) the time the break ! c-jiicd li.itil the valves shut off more than 100 pounds each were lifted more than a loot from the pavement. Water also spurted like geysers from cracks and holes in the paving at the intersection. Parts of the pavement were torn up. As far as known this is the largest break in the water system pipes in the history of the city. Clearing Water Alter the flow had returned to normal Wednesday morning the water department began getting calls from various sections of the city stating the water was rusty. "In certain parts of the city where the mains are old' a fine iron settlement from the water will be noticeable," said Mr. Patchen. "This will be evident in places where there is a sudden change in the direction of the flow or pressure. This discoloring of the water is not harmful and is only temporary. "We have already started a crew of men to flushing hydrants to eliminate this red condition of the water. We should appreciate WINTER TINGE IS CONTINUING Snow or Rain Falls in Most of State;Some Roads Slippery DES MOINES, (/P--A tinge o£ winter remained in Iowa Wednesday as snow or rain fell in most of the state. Sections of southwest and central Iowa reported two inches of snowfall, with highways slippery in spots. An inch of snow had fallen in Washington, Iowa, where the storm continued. Light .snowfall was reported by Mason. City, Storm Lake, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Iowa City Davenport and Cedar Falls. Burlington and Keokuk reported rainfall, while highways in the vicinity ot Dubuque were normal. The weather bureau forecast snow or rain for the southeast and extreme east n -rtions Wednesday night, with continued cool mercury readings. Fair and warmer weather was the prediction for Thursday. Temperatures Wednesday averaged two degrees below normal. The official high of the last 24 hours was 42 registered at Keokuk and Dubuque. PAGE 3 , - -- ~ - * , -...- nut*.,. ., i, aiiuuiu ct^pl uclcUC I li.e ilev. water came through t u o having anyone call us if this con: m a i i l i o , i s with such force that|dition does not clear itscll in a 1 the cast iron covers weighing i day or so." Last of Czech Army to Demobilize Friday PRAGUE, r.-Pi--The demobilization of the last of now-vanished Czecho-Slovakia's tegular army, which once numbered 180,000 men, 'was set for Friday. ·

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