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£ R H 1ST MEM AS T O f I O W A COUP NORTH IOWA'S DCS O l N E S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL. XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AXB UNWED VKESSJTUU. LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, APEIL 3, 1939 NEWS) BEHIN Cabinet for Fallen Spain Was Off-Color WASHINGTON --. Tears now being shed in print for the loss of democracy in Spain might turn to smiles if tbe.shedders looked into the democratic complexion at the last loyalist government cabinet list received here. Spanish political parties, like the French, are not always what t h e i r names ' imply, b u t fair translation by an un'question- de- this last loyalist cabine't--supposed to represent democracy--really represented and was composed o£ the or Syndicalist (Health Minister. Blanco Gonzales, a believer in no government, who thought it was a great concession for an anarchist to join the cabinet, as none had before.) 1' Communist (Minister ol Agvi- Paul Mallon a bl e state partment authority, shows following: 1 Anarchist culture Uribe.) 1 ·Socialist-Communist (Mini- TH1S FAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 150 STOP HITLER' SCOPE EXTENDED ster Without Portfolio Mclx who represented the Catalan unifiec socialist party professing to combine the best features of communism and socialism which are apparently soluble only in Spain.) ' 3 Plain socialists (Ministry President Negrin, Minister of State De Vayo, Minister of Interior Gomez, whose party is founded on the second Internationale, believing in state ownership of the means of production.) 1 extra special socialist (Minister of Justice Gonzales Pena of the General Trade union party, a Spanish variety of socialism.) 1 basque . species of socialist (Minister Without Portfolio Bilbao of the Accion Nacionalista Vasca.) : 4 left republicans (President Azana, Minister of .Finance Men: Aspe, * Works" -Velio, . Minister _PubIic Without" Portfolio Giral, their : party leaning a little to. the! left;of what might be called the extreme left new deal'here.) . So what was lost in Spain--be it worse or better than the dictatorial military fascism which won--was hardly what Americans understand and practice as mocracy." Worried by Garner '*· The administration appears to .be getting worried about the Garner growth for 1940. Several indirect but notable efforts are being made to stop the favorable publicity his activity has been bringing him. Most notable is the surreptitious FHA campaign to break down the figures showing the vice president had a housing program of his own in Uvalde which made the FHA look bad. Round figures showin; Garner built 17 houses at an average cost ot $1,500 .to rent for S10 to 515 per month (the rental averaging close to $15) and expected a long range profit of 10 to 12 pel cent, came from what the FHA knows to be an unimpeachable source. (They were published in this spot March 13.) So FHA has indirectly been suggesting the V P. is wrong in his figures, anc that their demonstration houses in Uvalde really are S3,'255 and 53,600 houses (not 32,700 as originally reported), and therefore out of Garner's class. None- of the water-muddying done so far obscures the fundamental fact that the V. P. as a private individual built cheaper homes, which rent for less to, the people and bring greater return to him. than FHA matched in his home town. Note -- In behalf of FHA it can · be" said accurately that Garner owned the land, that the houses are located where taxes are lowest. that he has not figured the minor item of insurance yet, that the specifications for the Garner and FHA houses are naturally not the same, as Garner to the utmost in his. economized BRITAIN PLANS ARMS LOAN TO HELP RUMANIA Chamberlain Pledges Support to All States Threatened by Invasion LONDON, (fP)--Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house o£ commons Monday that the Anglo- French pledge of aid for Poland would be followed by similar commitments to other countries which stand in the way of any attempt by Germany to dominate Europe. · "I am no more a man of war today than I was in September," Chamberlain declared. "I have no intention and no desire to treat (he German people otherwise than I would have our own people treated here." He said Britain was concerned "to preserve not only the independence o£ this country but of all states which might be threatened by aggression," Plan Rumania. Loan Chamberlain's statement came atter these developments: 1. R. A. Butler, undersecretary or foreign affairs, indicated Britain was prepared to make a rearmament loan to Rumania: 2. Foreign Secretary- Viscount Halifax told the house of -lords hat nothing could be further from :he truth than German charges :hat Britain and France were trying to encircle the reich: Colonel Beck Arrives 3. Col. Joseph Beck, Polish foreign minister, arrived in London for vital consultations. ;· 4. Chamberlain rejected a request for compulsory registration of British manpower--a step toward conscription which he said would interfere with the drive for recruits for"an enlarged territorial army. Chamberlain declared that "pub- He opinion throughout ihe world has been profoundly shocked and alarmed This country is united from end to end in the conviction that we must make our position clear and unmistakeable whatever the result. Wants Good Neighbor "There is not any threat to Germany so long as Germany will be a good neighbor. "We welcome tiic co-operation of any country, whatever its internal system of government, not in aggression but in resistance to aggression/ 1 ] This was taken as a direct invitation to soviet Russia to join in a Europe-wide blockade against expanding nazi Germany. i Cheered by House The prime minister added to a house which constantly cheered him. "We are now entering into a specific engagement. If this Germany policy were pursued, Poland would not be the only country in danger." This statement, it was felt, foreshadowed an early guarantee of Rumania's independence such as that already made to Poland with French collaboration. Although the prime minister did not specify it, it was exoected Rumania would be the first nation given guarantees similar to Poland's. Recalls September "Assurances" Britain's new policy of solidifying nations opposed to Hitler's new imperialism could not be car- vied out if the guarantee were confined to Poland, Chamberlain said. Chamberlain bitterly recalled that in September some people thought Germany had already challenged the world but that he then had the assurance of the German government that they had no .such desire. But now. he said, "these assurances have been thrown to the wind." LOOK INSIDE FOR- RAY E. PAULEY New Mayor CHARLES E. CORNWELL ."·"-.NewJGjty Solicitor- ·..,-:.. Organization Meeting Held by City Council PAGE 7 Major Clubs Rattle Minor Loop Boards PAGE 9 District Contest to Be at Eagle Grove PAGE 3 WOULD TIGHTEN TAX ON OLEO House Passes Bill in Sharp "North and South" Trade Fight DES MOINES, iTP)--A sharp "north and south'' fishl over · u · trade bnniers ended in "the Iowa b ,TM£ SENATE PASSES CHAIN BILL BY 50 TO 0 VOTE Would Double Tax on Firms Operating More Than 100 Stores DBS MOINES, W)--A bill to regulate the operation of chain stores in Iowa Monday passed the Iowa senate 50 to 0. It was the second time this session the entire membership of the senate has been recorded voting in favor o£ a measure. The principal differences be- tween'the senate bill and chain store legislation now on the books are the upward revision of.the license fee schedule and a provision for inclusion of goods in transit and held in storage in a chain store's annual assessment report. The bill now goes to the lower house. The senate bill represents a compromise between the Louisiana unit tax plan to charging chain stores for the privilege of opera t- ng in the state, and the ."average House Would Tax 'No Payoff" Games Without a vote fo spare, the Iowa house passed a bill legalizing and taxing "no payoff" pinball machines. {Story on Page 12). assessment" proposal, which would nave added the sum of 10 days' average sales to a chain store's assessed valuation. 'Twice Present Tax. A special committee headed by Ottumwa, drafted the"'compromise measure . after advocates of the two plans became deadlocked last month. Under the compromise, one large chain operating a few more thar 100 stores in Iowa will pay $22,000 a year in license fees. This is twice what the chain pays undei the present law, but only a thirc of what it would have paid under the Louisiana plan. Sponsors of tlie new bill expect the assessment of goods in transit and storage to add materially to a chain store's annual tax bill. Oppose "Loss Leaders' The bill also prohibits advertisement of "loss leaders." The proposed license scheduli compares with the present scale adopted in 1935, as follows: Senate Bill Act ot 1JI3» First 10 stores . ...$ 10 each $ 5 each Second 10 stores .. 25 each 15 eacl Third ID stores ... 50 eacli 33 eaci Fourth 10 stores.. 100 each 65 cac Fiith 10 stores 150 each 105 cacl Next 25 stores 200 each Next 25 stores .... 300 each Additional--(Over 100) S300 each- (ove 50) S155 each. The senate Monday turnec down an amendment by Senatoi Where Crash Wrecked City Traffic Record Germany Destroyed Confidence Germany, he said, had "com- butter. | plctcly destroyed confidence and house Monday with the passage or a bill tightening the. oleomargarine tax law to include "evaders." The vote was 83 to 9. The measure, which now goes to the senate, would interpret the phrase "spread for bread" to mean imitation butter and would prohibit the use of the words "butter.'' "creamery'' and the like in connection with advertising butter substitutes. Iowa collects 5 cents a pound on oleomargarine. R e p r es eniative Dean W. Peisen (R). Eidora. who was one of the principal opponents of the bill, read several telegrams from southern stales protesting the extension. Sponsors asserted at least one company is evading uayment of the tax by selling a '-shortening" 1 /· L Cl 1 · that can be colored and used for LZeCnO-.jlOVak.ia 10 Winfred Michell (D). Holstein, to moving picture under the act. but voted to ex empt all hotels, rooming houses cafes nrtd restaurants. t.evis' Proposal Rejected Senator H. L. Levis ( R ) , Chari ton, offered the proposal, which was rejected, to add 10 avcrag days' sales to a chain store's an nual assessed valuation. He sough to substitute his plan for th graduated unit tax. Senator Edward Breen (D) Fort Dodge, strongest supporter o the unit tax, agreed to "go along on the Levis plan, "to get a test of its constitutionality," . if the unit tax were retained. After taking Breen's amendment, the senate turned around and voted down the Levis proposal, \vith the Breen amendment added. INQUEST TO BE WEDNESDAY IN FATAL MISHAP 2 From Northwood Fatally Hurt Here When Hit by Train An inquest of the traffic accident that took the lives of. two north lowans and injured a third late Saturday afternoon at the M. . St. L. crossing on Fifteenth street northeast will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at . the Cerro Gordo county courthouse, according to Dr. J. E. Mcl Donald Monday. Albert Ewald, 55, Northwood, was killed instantly and his farm hand, Martin Anderson, 45, died a few moments after the car in which they were riding was struck by the southbound M. and St. L. gasoline motor train No. 8 at the crossing near the Jacob E, Decker and Sons packing plant at 5:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Daughter Seriously Injured Mr. Ewald's daughter,' Evelyn, IB, a junior in the Northwood high school, was seriously injured and was unconscious when taken to the Park hospital, but recovered ronsciousness later and was reported to have escaped with cuts about the head and an injury to her left knee. She suffered no fractures and her condition was re| ported as good For 1939 Monday. Mr. Ewald, who was driving at the time of the accident, was thrown through Ihe doofvof the Ccrro Gordo County Traffic Victim No. Above is the scene of the tragedy that wrecked a. 28 months' record o! no traffic deaths on the streets of Mason City. Two persons were killed and one was seriously injured when the car in which they were ridins collided here with an M. and St. L. gasoline train late Saturday. Dotted lines show the route of the car and train prior to the accident. The center photo shows members of the Meyer funeral home, Sheriff Tim Phalen and Deputy Sheriff Stanley aicCIiniock removing the body of Martin Anderson from the wreckeS car. The lower photo shows the body of Albert Ewald, driver of the car, lying on the tracks where the train passed over it. (Lock Thotas, Kayenay Engravings). Another product of the Credit for Grass . . 1 m jf e . ' nal s«at dcpa f _ - - ,, ! which I gave the first information rising i j- r ; day . r some-1 ,.j J an ob- 1,-. . scurc published myth that he made grass grow on the white house lawn. The facts are these: In a bantering conversation with the president at the white house, Mr. Gamer lamented the scarcity of grass under the big elms there, and bragged about a St. Augustine species of grass he had perfected in Uvaldc. Either he was not invited to try his hand or else he neglected to. But two of his friends here, one being Senator Hiram Johnson, were having trouble with samples atter they had read the story in the papers. Garner sent them some runners (this species war which wins nothing, cures nothing, ends nothing, but towards a more \vholesome era when reason will take the place of force, when threats will make way for cool and well-marshaled arguments."' [forced the British government to^r,,-, P VO arl-ioc ( m a k e that great departure of 1 - / ' J11 * ICdUlCb After Father Dies UNION CITY. N. J.^ (U.PJ---Wil- liam E. Cusworth, 27. announced frohi his father's pulpit Sunday that liis father was dead and that he was taking his father's place. The Rev. William Joseph Cusworth, pastor of the First Baptist church, had died only a few hours before. His son. pallid, hollow- eyed, conducted the Palm Sunday i services because that was what Student Boasts He ! " father " :ould have "' anled -' Gulped 89 Live Fish j Prisoners Ask How their ,awns a nd asK-cd him for I .WORCESTER. Ma,,. U.R-A J a il flow Wa S Built Clark university athlete. Joseph Deliberate, claimed the intercollegiate goldfish-gulning title Mon- OKLAHOMA CITY. l/Pi--'' Be Reborn. Speakers Tell Cleveland Rally CLEVELAND. fP) -- Czccho- Slovakians of Cleveland estimated by Mayor Harold H. Burton to number 100.000. were encouraged by a prediction of rebirth for their homeland, which has been taken under the protectorate of Adolf Hitler. The prediction of reestablishment of the nation was concurred in by Dr. Eduard Benes, second president of Czecho-SIo- vakia. and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York City, who addressed an audience here of nearly 9,000 persons, most of them of Czech or Slovak origin. PAY CUTS RESTORED county jail prisoners wrote in und | BOONE. l/Pi--Thomas J. Heaps. .,, ,, _j.._. .., .,.. . office Mon- apparently cannot be transplanted j day a f l c r gulping 89 live fish. De- ! asked the service editor of the j new mayor who successfully with seed) and they ! "berato claimed he won the title j Times how the jnil floor was put i dav. v.-i'll receive SI 500 a vcar i' v o TM * Hiddlc f, c:; u m v c j - s i t y s t u - j together. They got the inform*- j while the city clerk 'will receive K!»r r , , , , , M£H v ^wallowed 6 goldfish t.on-bul with the "misgivings" SI.800. Tiic city council restored Ki», Ftataro. ),,,. I Friday. of the service editor. ! the pay cuts made in 1035. planted them. ENVOYS MAY BE SENT TO BERLIN France and England Consider Return of Ambassadors to Nazis PARIS. Wi--Circles close to the government taid Monday that em early consultation between Britain and France was under consideration for the return of the British) night "and"in 'west 'and' "south The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday, except fair in extreme east Monday night; probably showers in extreme west portion, and by Tuesday in central portion; rising temperature Tuesday, and in central and west portions tonight. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday; probably snow or rain in northwest and showers in southwest; slightly warmer in south and \\csl-ccnlrai portions Monday and French ambassadors to Berlin. The British ambassador. Sir Nevilc Henderson, was instructed on March 17 to return to London "to report on Germany's absorption of Czecho-Slovak territory." Robert Coulondre, the French envoy to Berlin, was summoned to Paris March 18 for an "explanation" of the nazi coup. The prospect of the return of the two ambassadors was generally interpreted as an indication of a reconciliation move. No further details as to the French-British intentions or the possibility of developments to lessen international tension were available immediately. Both envoys had "consultations" on the situation with their respective foreign ministries upon their return to their capitals. Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a. m. Monday YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a. m. Sunday Maximum Sunday YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum 56 26 33 33 23 47 26 38 54 31 18 Pilot Safely Lands Plane in Boulevard as Gas Line Closs o DENVER, m_"An airplane is down in the middle of the street," alarmed residents telephoned no- lice. Five squads of police rushed to Colorado boulevard and Thirty- fifth street, only to find William Paddock of Denver blowing earnestly into the fuel line of his single-seat monoplane, which he had landed safely on the boulevard. A couple of police-supervised puffs _and out came the obstruction. The patrolmen cleared a lane through curious persons His body was dragged for Tabout 100 feet before it was finally torn loose from the. car and was run over by the train. The body, badly mangled, was found about 150 feet in back of the train between the two rails. Train Pushes Wreckage After breaking open the left side of the car, however, in the impact, the train continued to push the car ahead o£ the engine and did not greatly crush it or roll it over. The engine traveled about 300 feet after the collision. Miss Ewald was riding in the front seat of the car with her father and was directly center on the side of the car where the engine struck. She remained in the car, however, and escaped death miraculously. Mi-. Anderson was riding in the rear seat and he died from a basal skull fracture and severe hemorrhages of the head before he could be removed from the car. According to Engineer W. A. Cross, Marshalltown, the car came out onto the street from the road leading to the hog barns at the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant and turned left onto the railroad tracks. Hits Auto Broadside The engine struck the car broadside between tne front and rear wheels. Both doors on the left side oC the automobile were broken open and the wheels on the left side were brokn o f f , but the automobile failed to turn over or roll. Mr. Ewald was thrown out of the car almost at the scene of the crash. The others remained m the car until after the engine was stopped. Mr. Ewald lived on a farm 3 miles east of Northwood, where he had been a tenant for many years. Mr. Anderson had been working for him for the past 4 or 5 years. They had come to Mason City Saturday with stock, which they sold at the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant at noon. They returned to the plant for ,.-, - · - · -------- 1 b o u l e v a r d and Paddwl I a two-wheel trailer and had just X TO DRIVE TRACTORS MOSCOW. lu.P.) -- Government! authorities Monday announced a | plan to train 100,000 girls as tractor drivers to replace men drivers i in event ot war. EVELYN EWALD --Injured ALBERT EWALD --Rilled 1

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