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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H f 5 r .. o o r or to a A COUP C E S U Q I N E . S t A . HOME EDITION "THE N1WSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" MASON CITY. IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 3l7l939" BRITISH ARMS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT POLAN NEWS BEHI THE/ Heated Discussion on Neutrality Debate WASHINGTON _ No bodieu were carried out of the last foreign relations committee secre m e e t i n g o n neutrality, b u t h e argurnen stopped * j u s short of tha conclusion. I t s e e m s fz-om s o u n d s t h a t drifted through a window that t h a d ministration did not wan hearings h e l d ,, . in the. open-Paul Mallon a n d emchati- cally. Roosevelt Spokesman Barkley tried to convince such arden' opponents of- secrecy as Senators Borah and Hiram Johnson that the open hearings of 2 or 3 weeks might cause diplomatic trouble for the U. S. ill Europe. Then -said Barkley, debate in the senate v/ould drag on a month. It would be dangerous to discuss foreign affairs that long in the open. The argument was a mistake Ten years would not be too long for Borah and Johnson to discuss the administration foreign policy. Hi Jotuison. made one of his v.'in- d^y-shaking speeches. demanding "inat everyone be permitted to have his say and the people be covenants"openly arrived, at, _ ^y«.won, but^by a very narrow aiontjr"of. the "committee ·Batkley retorted, -in truth, that i£ the state department ciowd le. Stuped :tp testify in the open .(they 'generally, refuse to tell anyone the ' 'time of day ^officially) the committee would have, to follow the course he recommended. Then Chairman Pittman suggested the decision : 6f the committee be' made unanimous, and it was, thus keeping the fight within the senatorial family--and off the iront pages. « * * Sugar Quota Revisions .. State department has confidentially informed My. Boosevelt the sugar ; quota revisions adopted quietly in the senate, might cause the overthrow of the Batista regime in Cuba and put Cuba into political chaos, if finally.enacted. Secretaries Wallace, ; Hull "and Ickes, immediately following passage of the amendment, wrote a very strong joint letter to the president 1 , contending the changes violate the Cuban trade agreement, ' would-: have severe economid repercussions in Cuba, queer thc whole "good neighbor" program :ri Latin . America, Discriminate against Hawaii and^ Puerto'.Rico, increase the price "of-sugaivto the American consumer.! The president is working himself up toward a blast against the revisions on the basis of this confidential tetimony from his aides. » * e Aid Beet Sugar States The sugar revisions were slipped through the senate by Senators Ellender (Louisiana) 'and Adams (Colorado) before the administration leaders found out what they meant. . ; Under the revisions. Cuba \vould ' loss, 223,751 tons of her sugar quota, Puerto Rico 17,072 tons, the Philippines 71,023 tons, and Hawaii and others lesser amounts. The beet sugar states of the west would gain 245,886 tons and-thc cane areas of Louisiana and. Florida an additional 74,226 torts'. It appears b'kely the administration wili be able to kill the changes in the house, ; City and farm 'liberals have come to ra definite parting in the house. That is what caused the mayhem on the administration farm bill. The city boys gave just the fe\v votes margin necessary to eliminate Sthe $250,000,000 of farm parity payments' fxom the bill. l '··"?. , Speaker- Banfchead and · Floijr Director Raybum were nevelr more amazed than when the city leftists like \nto Marcantonio (75 degrees left) voted against gravy for thc farm boys. The little bloc has a minimum oE 10 votes, 5 maximum of 20, but the parity payment provision needed .only 7 votes for victory: (11 was defeated 204 to 191.) CQ»jrtiM, Kin; Kennies, Inc.) Mason LOCAL RECORD GIVEN AWARD OVER 210 CITIES Congratulations Are Sent Officials for High Achievement (PICTURE ON PAGE 2) Mason City's safety mihdedness and two year record of no accidental deaths on streets of the city won first place for it in the National Traffic Safety contest in group 6 of cities from 10,000 to 25,000 population during 1938. The award was won over a field of 210 cities competing in this class and On to Washington Chicago, III, March 30, 1939. lion. Harry C. Brown, Mayor, Mason City, Iowa. Your city today was awarded first place in its population group in the 1938 National Traffic Safety contest. Heartiest congratulations. The National Safety council is giving a dinner in your honor in the Mayflower hotel in Washington, D. C., Thursday evening, April 13, at which time you will be presented with, a plaque emblematic of -your'.victory. Three hun- tJred--/utstanding^bYisiness ^and-industrial leaders and statesmen!, of the nation will attend «i adi^ dition to mayors of si-s. winning" cities and governors of four winning states. Because of press of time in preparing formal groups will you please wire acceptance of dinner 'invilation. Am writing further details. W. H. CAMERON, Managing Director, National Safety Council. is the first time the city has been awarded first place. Last year i1 was awarded third place in competition. When the news of the award was received late Thursday evening from judges in Chicago where the decision was made, official members of the city and organizations interested in safety were all caught off guard, for the practice of safety in the city had come to.- 1 ' ··;-practically routine work, a thing that has been going on day after day for more than two years. . City. Recognized Mayor H. C. Brown, who spent many .hours in safety work, as secretary of the Mason .City Cerro Gordo County Safety council, said that he was glad that Mason Cits' received this recognition for its fine co-operation in the project "Mason City is highly honored n being awarded first place in the National Safety contest." -said Mayor Brown Friday morning This is indeed a distinct honor to Jis city. I warit personally to thank all agencies and all those who took part in helning to bring about this distinction."As mayor of Mason City I feel.that credit is due to all agencies and those who lave taken part." Congratulations Received City Manager Herbert T. Barclay and Chief of Police Harold Wolfe as well as John Wallace, director of safety with the police depart- nent, were receiving congratula- lons and wires Friday morning rom friends interested in safety n_the city and over the state.- We are very, very happy to haye been awarded this -honor," aid City Manager Barclay. "The Safety Capital Among the first to'telephone congratulations to Mason City Friday morning was Phil H. Sproul of Des Moines. executive secretary of the Iowa State Safety council. "It's an honor extremely well bestowed," he asserted. "It would. seem to ins that you in Mason' City have a very good reason for calling your · community: the Safety Capital.''of the Nation. My warmest congratulations' to your city and county officials and to your Cerro Gordo County Safety council." ity management is not taking redit for the accomplishment, but relieves that the education through lie public and parochial schools, nc boy patrol, the co-operation of :tizens;tthe:newspaper and many City^nsJ7 L S^Safety^ Contest SFSRED IN AUTO CRASH NORTH OF CITY Where Three Were Injured Driver of Car Says Other Auto Started Making Left Turn Frunkie Green, Dallas, Tex., is , , ., near death at the Mercy hospital, 1 and his traveling companion Ver| non Cox, Dallas, seriously in. jured, is at the same hospital following an automobile accident 5 I miles north of Mason City during i the noon hour. Milford A. Phillips, Waterloo, I with whom the men had obtained a ride, is at the Park hospital suffering from bruises and minor in- C'rash at Junction juries. . The accident occurred on High- 1 way No. 65 about 30 feet south of 1 the intersection o£ Highway No. I 238, which is known as the old Plymouth road, when the car I driven by Mr. Phillips collided I with a car driven by T. G. McDermott, Mason City attorney. Mr. Phillips said that he saw the | McDermott car pull over to the left as if to make a left turn and 1 that he pulled to the left Jo avoid ' the car. The cars collided about . in the center of the highway,' according to deputies from the sher- 1 iff's office. K. Persons.· \vh_o, witnessed 'the acci- 'denf-said -tliaf the-carr ciriyeni by Phillips ; was .traveling,,gaiith : 6h High way No.' 5' anoV\tIial' the, car driven by Mr. MdJermoit -was I traveling north at the time of the [ accident. , The PI I car was struck The scene of the accident iii which Frankie Greih nail-,* T= ·*· ,, ^^^j^z^s^^^ ^^Tsassns s^z shown on the far side of the paving wher^ihev werr mni ^ *" · . pleturc - "Die cars Involved are behind (he telephone pole was' driven bvMilfVd a7 i?hiii£« xS"? · '*""'«'*·'»· 65 to traffic. Thc car , ,, men injured. To flic right is the car of T G Sermoft M«' W ^f rlo \^ carrt ^ also the other two , TMmpany. Cox- received left turn toward thc camera when the accident hab£n«!^" "^ lty . whi . c , h was l"eparin ff *° make a ' hls sld , e ? nd was suffei Below is shown the PhillipsTear in whlriTr*w£ according to officers who investigated I sorely bruised right 1 slruck by (he McDemott car The McDermnttVav M Y 3S e ne . x * *° tnc d °or shown which was i was UIU -' on scious whei slightly damaged, according to witnesses, the rttht^rt?^TM^!***^ hcavie r TMTM was only. !?P. ho !E i ' al , in ? n . am . 1 11 LJ» . ---- ---- *·*-«*«·* ».cii. iiic iFiuue slightly damaged, according to witnesses, (Lock photos, Kayenay engravings.) l^t.*, t i_ , ----- .»···».** front fenfc nrt hifTM ^. V Cavier model was ""^ and bum P er ' *avln(r taken, the impact^. other agencies and campaigns have aided in winning this award. Was Co-operation "The city; will continue to go along with the Mason City Cerro Gordo Safety council and .Police Chief -Harold Wolfe and "his department, including John Wallace, superintendent 'of safety in their fine work.; It is riot possible for one of these departmenis to accomplish -this distinction, .but we have done "it" through the co-operation of all of them aud : 'we are very, happy to receive' the award.'' "I want t3 thank the people of Mason'City, the service clubs the Mason City Cerro Gordo Safety council, the highway patrol and all others'. who have co-operated dr- ing the past year to help make Mason City one of the safest 'cities in States/' said Chief the United Wolfe. Invited to .Washington Mayor.Brown and Chief Wolfe have received invitations to attend an award dinner at the Mayflower hotel, Washington, D. C.. April 13, in honor of the mayors of the winning cities and the governors of the winning states, where a plaque will be awarded to Mason "ity. The awards for the seventh annual National Traffic Safety contest will be presented at this dinner, at which Dr. George Gallup, director of the American Institute of Public Opinions, will be the speaker. An inspirational safety message dedicated to -the children of America will be broadcast at this time by Eddie Cantor over the coast-to-coast network ol the Columbia Broadcasting system at 10:45 o'clock Eastern Standard time the night of April 13. Dr. Gallup will participate in ihe broadcast, speaking from Washington, D. C. Bronze plaques, symbolizing their victories, will 3e presented to the mayors of the winning cities, and the governors of the first ranking states. New Jersey and Providence, R. .., held the National Safety council's grand awards as thc state and city.which attained the greatest improvement during the past year in campaigns for traf/ic safety. The winners were chosen not' ilone on their;death rates but also for the accomplishments of theii safety activity programs. - Complete List Given New Jersey won first place in the eastern division in addition to the national award. Providence won first place in the .250,000, to 500,000 population group in addition to the national award. The complete list of states and cities which won-prizes or honorable mention:' · States: - . Eastern division--(1) New Jersey; (2) Rhode Island; honorable mention: Massachusetts and Connecticut. Southern- division--(1) Oklahoma; (2) Texas. Midwestern division--(1) Iowa; (2) Nebraska. Honorable mention: Wisconsin and Michigan. Western division--(l) Washington. Announced for Cities Cities: 500,000 population-and over^-(l) -Milwaukee and Cleveland (tie); (3) Detroit; honorable mention: St. Louis. , 250,000 to 500,000--(1) Providence, R. I.; (2) Dallas/Tex.: (3) Louisville, Ky.; honorable mention: Columbus. Ohio.' 100,000 to 250,000--(1) Trenton. N. J.; (2) Utica, N. Y.; honorable mention: Kansas City Kans.: Wichita, Kans., and Wilmington, Del. 50,000 to 100,000--(1) Saginau Mich.; (2) Evanston, 111.: (3j Madison, Wis.; honorable mention: Berkeley, .Cal.; Kalamazoo, Mich.: Manchester, N. H.: Lincoln, Nebr.: ML Vernon, N. Y., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 25,000 to 50,000-- (l)Waukegan, 111.; (2) Elgin, II].; (3) Appleton, Wis.; honorable mention: Green Bay, Wis.; Superior, Wis.; Oshkosh, Wis., and Bloomington, III. 10,000 to 25,000-- (1)--Mason City, Iowa; (2) Austin, Minn.; (3) Wausau, Wis.; honorable mention: Stevens Point/.Wis.; Fort Dodge, · .Iowa; Swissvale, 'Pa.; Streator, 111., and Winchester, Va. DIES FROM WOUND FONTANELLE, (/F) -- J a m e s Ba«ierink, 20. died enroute to a hospital .at Creston after he was found with a bullet wound in his chest a mile west of here. Cause for the shooting was not definite'" determined immediately, Cor- Efforts to Boost Relief Funds Lose WASHINGTON, (fP)--The h. defeated overwhelmingly Fri ., an administration attempt to raj^e c , L r TM r appropriation bill from 510.0,000,000 to the extra S150.0GO?- UOO which President Roosevelt requested for WPA expenses through June 30. By a 205 to 156 teller vote, it bowled over an amendment by Representative Fitzpatrick (D-N. Y ' to add-5aO,000,000 to t' practically in the middle of the | right side of the car. The door was . caved in and the car was badly 1 damaged. The MeDermott car was I not badly damaged. j Were Selling Soap Green and Cox had been worfc- I ing out of the Wisconsin Hotel. Minneapolis, for the Wilson Soap company. Cox received injuries to I his side and was suffering from a "ght hand. Green -- -.*,,,., when taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He , was seriously injured internally ( ' and was badly bruised. -* . Deputies from the sheriffs of' fice and ambulances were called at once to the scene. Traffic was blocked and the officers had difficulty clearing the highway. The wrecked car was standing practically in the center of the highway when the first ambulance ar- Tived. Mr. Phillips stated that he had picked up the Texas men at Fari- faault, Minn. He was driving from son City. Jusir before "this vote it had refused to. cut the fund to $54,293 - S7o. The two ballots were interpreted by some legislators as virtually assuring- ultimate approval of thc JIOO.OOO^OOO which the appropriations committee recommended lhat was the amount for which the house economy bloc also fighting. was REPORT PLEDGE IS'LAUGHABLE' BERLIN, nazi government, through the official DNB news agency, Friday denounced Great Britain's pledge of military aid to Poland as "a highly laughable attempt to create unrest and sow mistrust" in Europe 7%eWeather FORECAST lOWAt Considerable cloudiness Friday night and Saturday: somewhat warmer in east and extreme south-central portions' Friday night, somewhat colder Saturday afternoon; Sunday partly cloudy and -warmer. MINNESOTA: Considerable cloudiness and colder Friday ni^ht, much colder in north por-' lion; generally fair Saturday, colder in east and south portions Sunday partly cloudy, warmer in cast and snuth portions. v IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette -weather statistics: Maximum Thursday 42 Minimum Thursday nlrht 34 A l S a . m. Fridiy r , 40 March,--Cvent out like a ^ l a m b Friday, with a beaming sun eating up the last scattered patches of snow. YEAH AGO: Maximum gl Minimum 26 Precip. n * * * * * Poles Hail Promise of , Likely to Make Nazis Abandon Seizure Idea WARSAW, W)--Polish government sources Friday hailed Prime Minister Chamberlain's promise of military assistance to preserve Poland's independence as likely to make nazi Germany abandon any idea she may have had of obtaining Polish territory by threat of force. The promise of military aid from both Britain and France came in the midst of intensive foreign office consultations preparing for Foreign Minister Joseph Beck's scheduled visit to London next week. Has Sought Balance The foreign office mouthpiece had implied Poland would accept a military alliance with Britain and France if Adolf Hitler refused Poland's appeal for a pledge to respect Polish rights and frontiers. An inspired article in the newspaper Kurjer Czerwony made it clear Poland hoped to come to an understanding with G e r m a n y without entering a bloc against her but that she was prepared to do so if German guarantees were not forthcoming. Poland, whose traditional policy has been to strike a balance between her Soviet Russian and German neighbors, has been in informal negotiation with Germany, seeking a guarantee of her vital economic interest in the free city of Danzig. Hopes.for Nazi Promises The government has expressed hope that an agreement be reached .tojsave PoJand from entering what Germ any -. might; cbnsi der a "prb- vbcafrve'; bloc. : " : ··"·.'".- · 'Sources, close -to 'the'-'Government said.Poland hoped Germany would give promises before Colonel Beck starts his conversations in London. Should Germany refuse, it was predicted in some quarters. Poland would sign a "stop Hitler" treaty with Britain, France and Rumania. She already lias a military agreement with France dating from 1921 and another with Rumania which, however, is directed only at Soviet Russia. SEE ALL FOR S14.90 NEW YORK, (/P)--Statisticians ?o n he Wew Yo '' k " World's fair of 1939 came out of a huddle Friday with the announcement a vi-itor can take in all the exhibits and concessions charging fees and still nave a dime left out of ?15. LOOK INSIDE FOR- JOHNNY TORRIO Listed $38,202 of Income 'Miscellaneous' PAGE 2 Music Contests at Burt and Clarion PAGE 3 Yaiiks, Giants to Be Bookie Joint Choice PAGE 11 Report Hitler Will "Say Plenty" £,»jTM - Adolf Hitler will to say" at Wilhelmshaven Saturday in reply to Prime Minister Chamberlain's promise to fight for Polish independence against aggression, responsible nazi sources asserted Friday "The fuehrer will not be frightened by a British prime minister," these sources said. Chamberlain's pronouncement was regarded as so important and weighty by- the German government that it was more than-doubtful whether any official reaction would come before Hitler himself discloses what he thinks. In x govei-nment offices, especially those having anything to do .with foreign policy, it was appar- ? "vc t b at " Hitler * as beiieved i ° Hitler was expected to formulate his address at the launching of the new 35,000-ton battleship von Tirpitz at Wimelmsbavcn in such a way that Poland will realize she will make Germany her bitter enemy it she accepts Brit- jsh-French help. FRANCE WOULD FIGHT GERMAN THREATS ALSO Chamberlain Makes Historic Pledge to Thwart Na2i Expansion SITUATION AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press L o n d o n -- Prime Minister Chamberlain, moving to block German expansion, promises British-French military assistance to Poland if she resists any threat to her independence in Europe's current crisis. Warsaw--Poland hails British pledge as check to any plans Hitler may have for taking Polish territory; high sources indicate Poland will negotiate with Germany over Danzig. Berlin--Germans declare Hitler will have "plenty to say" replying to Chamberlain in speech Saturday. Rome--Fascists believe British-French backing will stiffen Polish stand against any German demands. Paris--France signs commer- ' cial accord with Rumania designed to check German influence in southeast Europe Reggio, Italy--Mussolini says Italy 'ready to wait" for fulfillment of claims against France. _ Tokio-r-Japan announces she has assumed jurisdiction over strategic Sprately islands which France claims as hers. Budapest--Hungary says Slo- yakia has agreed to negotiate frontier dispute.'. , · llVIinisterv Ghai^b^r]aia--:in" an, historic attempt t6 : : b]'ock Germany's expansion of the continent announced in the house of commons -.Friday that Britain and France v/ouid back with arms the independence of Poland while pursuing means of ,VvH zmg lhc El F°PW« situation. Without mentioning Germany the prime minister stated Britain's position thus: · · "In thc event of any action which clearly 'threatened Polish independence, and which the Polish government accordingly considered it vital to resist with their national forces,, his majesty's government would feel themselves bound at once to lend the Polish government all support'in their. Js Beyond Expectations They have given the Polish government assurance to this ef- "I may add that: the French' government has. authorized me to make it plain that they stand j n the same position in this matter as do his-majesty's government." Subsequently- officials said thc guarantee' of. help to Poland was Dinding pending fompletion ot negotiations for a widespread European anti-aggression: bloc which is expected to incorporate Poland"^ SC 91t Behalf ol Friday. . made Others Believed Involved Soviet. Hussia, .Rumania Tur;!L,? n ^ ^ u ^ osl ? via . ?U re .be- - slateme "t went beyond The prime minister had- been expected to Qualify his guarantee h y r 5L £ f £ g t o f i SW for Danzig o? he Polish corridor The commitment was also a direct reversal of otamter! Jams statement- of ; a ,year zgo ·when he rejected ,-UboHtc dc- S fh r a ,P rilIsh ST« a »tc c sU h 4/ ron " ers ot Czccl "-,Scarcely an hour before tire prime minister made the* stats'. States lt w^s known that Kennedy .had been m constant touch witf the Prime minister for the\'pa=t 48 Murs. / Chamberlain's history-making declaration occupied-Jess than fivf minutes and the- house recessed after a session of , only 17 minuf ihe prime minister ended with ie statement that -the dominions are being kept fully informed " May Include Danzig- Foreign office spokesman ,who bsequc-nto Was asked whether' the British guarantee to Poland appUed to the free city o£ Danzig and Pomorze (the Polish corridoi- wnich^eparatQs East Prussia from the rest.rtf Germany) said: "That · question should be addressed to the 1 Polish government " He added, however, that the Anglo r Frcnch (tuaranlees did not precluUc : the possibility of p_

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