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rt NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME M £ R H I S T ' a e w « A R T O'EPT / O F I O W A C O W P oes U O I N E S J A HOME EDITION "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS" tMASON CITY BRIGHT, SPOT ^ ill y YOL.XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHBSS FULL LEASED'. WIRES ^ fTUE CENTS A COPY MASON GITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO'SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 149 HITLER MAY SCRAP NAVY PACT $] BEHI Franco's Regime Recognized by U. S. Cotton Subsidy Is Beyond Retrieval WASHINGTON--The administration outwitted everyone, including itself, on the cotton export subsidy plan. As shrewd a maneuver as ever went wrong was concocted between Agriculture Secretary W a l l a c e a n d H o u s e Agriculture Chair- m a n M a r v i n Jones. The exp o r t subsidy plan w a s t o h a v e b e e n planted invisibly in the. agriculture depart| - mtmt appropri- - ,, · ,, , , ' ation bill. B u t . Paul niallon they planted it so deep they lost it and now are sunk in -the"1 .hole of their own makin The cotton subsidy--latest of the president's proposals--seems buried beyond retrieval, a 3 w ' Ensnared Themselves How the snarers ensnared themselves is as rare an inside piece as you will run across in a month of congresses. " Mi: Wallace first sold the cot- ·ton subsidy idea to the president and the white house publicly espoused it. They Jugmed they would need 515,000,000.to : start it; Scrlast Monday Wallace went tip to congress, saw House Floor Boss t Rayburn and Jones, told them his need -Inline r-pm ate conference in Rayburn s office, Jones thought it would be foolish and 'fatal to ask the hoVise for 315,000,000 for rot* tqn. alone. The'wheat, dairy, tobacco and other blocs would! start complaining again that cotton was getting everything and they nothing. Use Not Specified; ARMS EMBARGO ALSO LIFTED IN ORDER BYF.R. Hull Avoids Comment on Presence of Nazi and Italian Troops WASHINGTON, ,(#)--Secretary Hull announced Saturday the United States had recognized General Franco's government of Spain. Hull said he cabled the Burgos government foreign minister stating the disposition of this government to establish diplomatic relations. He told a press conference this meant formal recognition o£ the new regime. Arms Embargo Lifted At the same time the state department was notified that President Roosevelt had signed a proclamation lifting the embargo, imposed two years ago on the shipment of. American arms and war materials to either side of the recent Spanish conflict The United States followed the ead of Great Britain and France n extending formal recognition to Franco's regime as the- legal as veil as the actual Spanish/government. · : · · · Hull told reporters numerous problems remained to be settled with Spain and would be. arranged as e\peditiously-as-possible _ Ambassador Now Here - ,, In reply to questions, ^ie'.^said these included a decislorU, on America's ambassador and American property seized during the conflict which raged for more than two and one-half years before Franco's nationalist forces ;der feated the former loyalist government. Claude Bowers, the present American ambassador to Spain, is now in "the United States acd "Oh, Let That Be . . . a Lesson to You" So the plan was worked out whereby Jones would ask for,$60,000,000 without identifying .specifically what it was to be used for, thus to corral the hopes of all the blocs. Next day Jones got his amendment unanimously approved by his committee and presented it to the house, appropriating $60,000,000 and providing that no more than 25 per cent could be used for any one crop. Daily blocers jumped up, explaining some of the money was intended for the dairy fanner and implying (erroneously) that none of it would go for staple crops The leaders dJd not clarify the situation, let it go to a vote, and found themselves unexpectedly defeated by the astounding margin of 195 to 98. Seldom does a house turn down a farm chairman on one of his own amendments, even when the purpose is not generally understood. Now the administration is trying to redeem the lost cause in the senate, but their cotton kitten is out of the 'bag, their opposition is much stronger in the senate than in the house, and their hopes are in the hole with them. a o *" Plan Labor Hearings No one \vill'e»er find a trace o£ H, but Madame Perkins, the labor secretary, -lent an inside hand in getting the senate labor committee to open hearings April 11 on amendments (mostly. AFL) to the Wagner labor board act. H seems that Mr. Lewis considers' one of his strongest points in the peace negotiations to be the fact that he has blocked hearings by this committee. His lieutenant, Phil Murray, is known to have been working the committee against heax-ings. Lewis has said publicly he would not see any use of continuing peace negotiations with AFL if the two were to reopen their feud on the vVagner act in public at this time. The AFL finally decided last week they were getting the runaround in congress on their amendments, and they swung some pressure upon the committee. But it was the veiled lady in blsck, Miss Perkins, who is being given credit on the inside for having convinced the administration group on the committee that there was nt use stringing along further with Lewis. cCouyrirbl, Kios FejUnrcj. lnc- Temptation « (Oooh! See What I Have) Anticipation (Mmm! Juit Like) Garlic-ization (Whew!! I Might Have Known!) British Smile With Hitler Navy Threat LONDON, ()--Adolf Hitler's threat to denounce the Anglo- German naval treaty was greeted Saturday with smiles in British naval quarters, where experts expressed confidence Britain .could maintain her three-to-one advantage over the German navy no matter what Hitler did. The British, foreign office already had placed, on record its view that the treaty could not be ^denounced legally. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Ronald Keyes, retired naval officer and member of the house of commons, gave some idea of the of;* ficial British view on the naval g treaty by saying in the house of commons 10 'days ago: "Would Shed No Tears" "I would shed no tears if the Anglo-German naval agreement were denounced. I do not think it is worth the paper it is written on." Geoffrey Shakespeare, undersecretary of the admiralty, also recently declared that if Germany did end the .treaty Britain would be released from her obligation under it to scrap five battleships _ of the ro}-al soveign class. By the 1935 naval, treaty, Germany agreed to limit her navy to 35 per cent of the tonnage of the A tragedy in three acts of a junior college student, Helen Jlorton, 1119 First street southwest, and a bos of candy received on April 1. (Lock photo, Kayeriay engraving.) _ . PRISONER SHOT BY; there have been recurrent reports tie Would not return. Hull avoided direct comment on a question whether the decision to recognize Franco took cognizance of the presence of Italian and German troops in Spain. " ""'.·".· . . · · · ' . ' ' · ' " r "iT - :;: r Quickly following Preaileht Roosevelt's proclamation signed at Warm Springs, Ga., the state department formally announced that laws and regulations -;= governing exports to Spain were .revoked, effective at once. Another proclamation by Hull announced revocation o£ rulea prescribed on May 5, 1937, governing . soliciting and receiving of contributions for use in Spain. The announcement stated specifi- .cajly, however, that.offenses."com- prior- to Wei$ excepted. the revocation KILLED BY TREE OTTUMWA, (JF--Injuries which , resulted when a heavy tree rolled on him as he was dragging- logs resulted in the death of Jack M. Hecltart, 65, farmer near Drakesville. ·.. ^WeatHer . FORECAST %^ IOWA: Fair in east, increasing cloudiness in west, somewhat warmer northwest S a t u r d a y night; Sunday unsettled and somewhat "warmer. MINNESOTA: More or less unsettled Saturday night and Sunday; not so cold : Saturday night except extreme southeast and extreme northeast; rlsine temperature in east and south Sunday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Friday 59 Mimium Friday niyhl 28 At 8 a. m. Saturday 31 Bain trace April \vas launched Saturday with a beaming sun, rising mercury and general fresh atmosphere of spring. YEAR AGO: Maximum 42 Minimum 22 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook fov the period of April 3, to April 8, 1949: For the region of the Great Lakes: Unseasonably low temperatures most of first part of week, probably higher thereafter; precipitation beginning of week, then mostly fair. For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and the Northern and Central G r e a t Plains: Temperatures unseasonably low most of the first part of the week, especially over northern portions, probably higher thereafter; not much precipitation indicated during the week. Convictec! of flaying, Lynched in'Florida PANAMA CITYJ KiaI (#)-Miles" \V Brown, comictcd Friday night of first degree, mtudei for the killing..of. a former, employer, Roy VaiCKIeeck was shot to death Saturday after being taken fiomfjail by a band of masked men _ Mercy nad been recommended by the jury which convicted him of shooting Van Kleeck, making a Jife-sentence mandatory Sheriff John Scott said Blown was taken, from the jail about 3 a _ m , by ' four 01 fh e masked men" who overpoweied Jailer Johnny Goodwin Browns bul- let-piereced body was found "beside a country road three horn's later The body'of Van Kleeck was found in a bayou nsar here Jan. 16. Brown/was arrested several days later in Jacksomille Detectives said he had ^1 300 in currency and the state charged it Was taken from Van-Kleeck. Brown did not"testify_at the trial, but officers "reported he admitted the Claying when jetumed heie from Jacksonville, asserting he fired in self/defense iriian argument over his di=mj«sal fiom Van Kleeck's employment. Frankie Green, Dallas, Te.vx oap salesman, who was jnjuied n an automobile-collision 5 miles north of Mason City about 12 30 F r i d a y noon, died at a local hospital at 11 ^o'clock Friday .night from internal injuries This is t h e first accidental d e a t h on toe h i g h w a y s ' o f Cerro G o r d o county this year. The condition of Verrion Cox, companion of 'Mr. LOOK INSIDE FOR- BING CROSBY Has to Borrow Money to Pay Income Tax PAGE 2 Waldorf Winner of Debate Competition STATE PAGE Armstrong Drops Day in Twelfth SPORTS PAGE t njuriesAre F/R, CLOSELY French Say 6raslr Cerro . Gordo. Count} Highway Victim No 1 For 1939 r a v e l i n g Green's, was reported as fair at he Mercy hospital Saturday and he condition of Milford A. Philips, Waterloo, driver of the car ri which the two Texans were riding;.was reported as fair at the Park hospital. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Jreen have not been-completed. Hie body was taken to the Meyer 'uneral home. COURT DELAYED BY PAGING GIRL Insanity Commission Examines Woman as Result of Incident CHARLES L CITY^-Aii insanity ·ommission, .consisting of Dr. O H. Bahton, Clerk "of "Court Verne Leigh and H L Lockwood Saturday, excused Miss Ruby Fel- thus, following ^n unusual ac which delayed the district cour hearing here Saturday morning. Miss Felthus, Who resides nortl of town, had come to Charles'City with a neighbor, Mrs. Warren Palmer, who had business to transact at the courthouse. While Mrs. Palmer.was transacting her business, the Floyd county girl went to the judge', platform in the courtroom and be gan pacing back and forth, with a ruler in. hand. She refused t hoed the call of several persons fc discontinue her .strange act,- an no effort was made to remove her as violence was feared. . Her sister was called from home and she urged her :to halt he pacing, the girl finally acceeding In the meantime Judge T. A Beardrnore had been forced t postpone court proceedings unti Miss Felthus discontinued her pac ing. Gerald '-'Happy Jake" Earnis' Rudd orchestra leader who es caped from jail there last Novem ber, and was recently captured i Brookfield, Mo., was sentenced t 10 years in jail on a charge o breaking and entering, and re i ceivcd another year on a jail \ breaking charge. ElffiOPE^gps- 1 ". Receives Frequent PaCfrlS Made 'TransAtlantic 'Phone PUTS BLAME ON CHAMBERLAIN'S POLISH PLEDGE Indicates Nazis Are Ready in Case England Would Go to War .WILHELMSHAVEN,. .Geiv many--Fuehrer Adolf Hitlet answered Great' Britain Saturday by a challenge in which he implied that if Britain, wants war, he is ready for it. Hitter declared'that the present attitude of Prime Minister Neville Chamber- Iain of Great Britain may destroy the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935, and inferentially, the Munich pact against war in which it was embodied. The Munich accord, signed by Hitler and Chamberlain, pledged the two nations never logo to war against one anothei.-- Calls cm-Situation WARM SPRINGS, G a , (#l-- loncerned over fresh threats to 'orld 'peace, President - Roosev elt ept close" by his mountain cottage elephone again Saturday, receiv- ng:a play-by-play account o£ the ates'c moves on the European dip- oniatic checkerboard. ; As on Friday, when he talked requently by transAtlanttc tele- hone \vith key American embas- ies and the state department, the ·acattoning chief executive reel ve.d periodic telephone and elegraphic' reports from Washington and Europe on world-wide eaction to the British-French "uarantee of Polish independence against aggressionl He was being constantly in- ormed of possible nazi moves, in r iew of Friday's disclosure by vhite house source that Chan- :ellof Hitler's change in policy since Munich--of seizing territory seopled by non-Germans--carried he threat of extending such 'domination" to other continents. What .position this country night take in event of an outbreak of hostilities was not disclosed, but the president was represented as feeling that unless Hitler was stopped from further land and economic conquests his domination might embrace nations of other continents. The British-French'moves were regarded in white house circles as ihe first definite effort in Europe Io block German expansion beyond the borders of contiguous territory peopled/ largely by persons of Germanic origin. Engineer Killed as 2 Trains .'Collide Headon in Chicago CHICAGO, fiPi -- An enginee was killed and a fireman suffers slight injuries when two Baltimor and Ohio railroad trains collidei headori in suburban Summit earl; Saturday. The engineer was Frank Barbil lion, 55. His hand was still on th throttle when rescuers extricate him. Investigators .said the collisio was caused by the inadverten switching of the trains to the sam track. PARIS, Iff)--Persons, close to le French government said Sat- rday after a meeting of the cab- net that a general mutual .assis- ance pact among the anti-aggres- ,on powers of western and eastern Europe was in definite process of ormation. Prime Minister Chamberlain's ledge of assistance to Poland Fri- ay was made with full French upport, these circles said, and was esigned to offset any surprise aggression while the mutual assis- ance pact is being worked out. Negotiations Pushed The cabinet, meeting with President Lebruh, went over the mater and it was learned'that min- sters agreed negotiations in War- aw, Bucharest and other interested capitals should proceed at he fastest-possible pace. The cabinet approved Foreign Minister Bonnet's suggestion that Trance make an immediate protest o Tokio against Japan's announcement Friday- that she had issumed jurisdiction. over ihe Spratly islands, hi the South China 83. Co-Ordinate Effectiveness Sovereignty of the islands, equidistant from the Philippines, Trench Indo-China and British \ r orth Borneo, has been in dispute setween France and Japan for some lime. French said Japan had refused a previous French offer to arbitrate the. matter. . France worked. Saturday Io coordinate her'military' effectiveness --in line with the new anti-Hitler bloc created by the British-French pledge of aid to preserve Polish independence. British navy. Built Sub Parity Last Dec. 30 she took advantage of a clause iri the pact which gave her, the right to build up to parity with Britain- in submarine tonnage. It was clear at the time that In the official British point of view there was ^justificationfor.Ger- many's demand if OK? submarine pai ity __ -In a^ttdtement on the po\vei o£ the British fleet, Shakespeare told t h e 'house of commons 'on March 16: "We believe our fleet so strong today that it can confidently accept a direct challenge in battle by any probable combination of forces." Cardinal Sbarretti Found Dead in Bed VATICAN CITY, (fl-Donato Cardinal Sbarrelti WES found dead in bed Saturday by a servant who went to awaken him. He was 82 years old. The death reduced the college of cardinals io 60 members--33 Italians and 27 foreigners. There are ten vacancies. Doc- Chicago U Student Claims to Have Beaten Goldfish Eating Record CHICAGO, (IP)--John Patrick, a junior at the University of Chicago, Saturday claimed lie has surpassed all of the collegiate goldfish eaters. ; He ate most of two phonograph i records on the campus Friday while a group of coeds watched breathlessly. "Fellow, students," announced Patrick after his musical meal, "I did it for Alma Mater. I have proved, I hope, that the University of Chicago is superior to Harvard, where a student ate 24 goldfish and to Perm State, where another guy ale 25, with catsup.'' HIGHLIGHTS OF HITLER SPEECH WILHELMSHAVEN, Germany, (U.R)--Highlights of Adolf Hitler's speech: "If others want to re-arm. I say this--you will not tire me out." t a t "If it should ever come to a test of strength, the German people are ready at any time to exert their utmost Our friends are with us. They will march with us under all conditions at any time for all future time." O * 9 "This reich is now strong enough thank God, to protect your rights. We are not dependent on other states." * * · "I am not here nor are the German people.here to live according to the dictates of. the Enelkh 01 French, but we arc here to defend our life interests." =t * * "After Germany devoted herself to peaceful pursuits (before the World, war), other statesmen persecuted her with jealousy and hatred and plunged her into war " * C Sr "We k n o w h o w England planned and worked for this goal; how they wanted to crush Germany so the British citizen would be assured o£ his existence." "Disarmament, which Germany alone carried out, was not followed by others. They did not want to abolish war as a political weapon. They took our colonies. A great people, through a breach of word, had their existence rendered technically impossible." * * * "England has been unvirtuous for too long- to speak about virtue. Forty-six million English are virtuous and 80,000,000 Germans are forced to live on a small surface. Twenty-five years ago there was not much devotion to virtue." again. Hitler did not directly, denounce the 1935 naval agreement- Obviously referring to Chamberlain, although not mentioning:him; by name, Hitler said: Flings-Armed Challenge "If'an English statesman 'says; the problems should be submitted' to discussion, I say there was 15 years' time for that." Then he flung his armed chal-^ lenge, .wiUi^reference^teul^feas^tMfeifciR ' If others want 'o le-'lrrKTr «iy i'i~ this, you will not tire me outjf'." "German People Ready 1 ' * Later he said: "If it should avei- come to. a- test of strength, the German people are ready at any time to exert' their utmost. Our friends are with us. They will march with us under all conditions at any time for all future tjniie.' The fuehrer's challenge to Britain was declared io a crowd of 50,000 cheering followers a few hours after he had launched the second of the 35,000 ton battleships he is adding to his fleet Poland he warned--without naming her--thus: "He who is willing to pull chestnuts out of the fire for others must expect to get burned." He denounced the "devilish plan of encircling and attacking us"; and bitterly derided Britain and France and democracies generally. But he made 110 threats more definite than this passage on the 1935 Anglo-German naval treaty: "I once concluded a naval agreement mth Britain. I was animated by the fervent desire " that we might never again have a war with Englan'd. "If, however, that wish does not exist on the other side, then (lie practical preconditions for concluding such a treaty have vanished." He proclaimed the strength and durability of his alliance with Italy--"the state with \yhich we shall march now and in ! all the' future/' "If any nation wants to meas- ui-e its strength with ours (the Rome-Berlin axis) in any other way than a peaceful one, we are ready for that also." Behind Bullet Proof Glass The fuehrer spoke from a platform in the city hall square opposite to and facing .the hall. He tors said the cardinal heart attack. died of a German Long Distance Flyer Dies in Crash BERLIN. W--Capt Baron Rudolf von Moreau, 29, German long distance flyer, was killed in a crash during'a test flight. He was a member of the crew of the German plane Sondor which made a Berlin-New York flight last Aug- 1 ust. stood behind a bullet'proof ''glass arrangement like a bank teller's window which some said was to prevent any cold breeze from. striking his chest, Hitler spoke 62 minutes, concluding at 11:46 a. m., C. S. T. So convinced did Hitler seem that what he did in Czecho-SIo- vata'a and Memel was right that Manager of Decorah Theater Succumbs; Services on Sunday DECORAH--Ellen Larsen, manager and operator of the Lyric theater, died Thursday at her apartment on Water street after a few weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Larsen home and 2 o'clock at the Decorah Lutheran church with the Rev. O. Glesne officiating. Burial at Decorah Lutheran cemetery. he said: ·. "I determined weeks ago to name our three next Nurnberg party convention 'the convention of peace.'" Will Resist Encirclement ,?.-. Germany, Hitler said, would re-' f *'% sist all attempts at encirclement; "'""" He declared: f] "The regime of prewar days had'i: but one fault--it knew the devil-, ish plan of encircling and attacking us yet it lacked the power or- will to ward it off. It permitted things to advance to a catastrophe^ "No power in the world can ever, again force us to our knees." Hitler heaped derision on : Great Britain, France and .the democracies generally but made no more positive statements about his intentions with reference to them than the naval accord intimation. The waiting world was kept in'' anxiety for more than an hour to LI

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