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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAR CON t H H S r MEM A A o r of D S M 0 I N S COMP THE NEWSPAPER THAT ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21939 THIS PAPER CONSISIS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 21 FINNS TRY TO MODIFY RED DEMANDS Wallace Remark Irks F R By CHARLES P STEWART Centra Press Columnist WITHIN the memory of the oldest inhabitant no cabinet mem ber has suffered such a slap on the wrist as the one handed out by the white house to Agri culture Secre tary Henry A Wallace for de claring in favor of a R o o s e veltian third term To be sure it was not the presi dent himself but Secretary House Nears Vote on Lifting Embargo on Arms CLOSE Stephen Early who told news it would have WALLACE papermen that been kind and polite in Henry to have consulted his victim F D before he spoke How ever Steve expressed himselfdi rectly after a chat with his chief so theres no doubt that he said exactly what the latter told him to say The presidents annoyance was understandable He certainly had given evidence enough that he preferred not to be put on record either for or against the third term proposition He couldnt prevent antithirdtermers from voicing their belief that he WANTS a renomination but they couldnt prove their contention Nor could lie prevent prothird termers generally speaking from arguing that he OUGHT to be re nominated Poor Diplomacy It would seem though that he should have been able to keep his k own immediate official family rcorked up on the subject had he desired to do so Secretary Wal laces ebullition immediately was interpreted as implying that Henry hadbeen tipped off by the boss to break the ground for him This obviously wasnt the case Its clear that Henry spoke for himself alone He had a right to do it as an American citizen but the white house conspicuously thinks that it was darned poor diplomacy as a cabinet member It tended strongly toward put ling F ID on the him to say O K to Henry or else to say nothin Well the solution is it was ill timed That isnt very satisfactory either G O P Pretty Decent When the war started President Roosevelt appealed for an ad journment of party politics G O P senators and repre sentatives have been pretty decen about it Antinew deal demo crats who are as much opposed to F D as the republicans are have been politically very civil ized also The white house its well known has appreciated it Then along comes Secretary Wallace with the suggestion Nows the time while wev got things in hand for a third democratic presidential term It makes the republicans sore naturally The administration just as naturally considers it about the limit in tactlessness Wallaces Future It looks now as though it might make Secretary Wallaces posi tion in the cabinet impossible He liasnt had good luck at itany way The farm situation for some reason or other hasnt improved during his term of office It was ANTICIPATEDBY FR PLAN FOES Administration Leaders Would Send Measure to Senate Conference BULLETIN W ASHING TON house refused Thursday 228 to 196 to advocate inclusion in the neutrality bill of a prohibition against the Federal Reserve banks or other government agen cies financing any purchases by belligerents WASHINGTON house moved toward a showdown on the neutrality issue Thursday with opponents ot the administration making a last determined fight for either a complete or partial em bargo on arms sales to warring nations Against administration esti mates of a 15 to 20 vote margin for repeal the foes made no claims of victory hut forecast a very close vote They fig ured they would Ret about 200 votes which is not quite a ma jority of the present 429 mem bers The aim of administration lead ers was to send neutrality legisla tion to a senatehouse conference committee without tying the hands of the house delegates with any specific instructions The senate has voted to repeal the arms em bargo and lacking directions to the contrary a majority of the house conferees could be expected to support the senate action Before the house however were three opposition proposals or which members had to vote 1 By Representative Wolcott R MIcIO to instruct the con ferees to demand a ban against loans to belligerents from the federal reserve tanks the RFC Commodity Credit and exportimport bank 2 By Representative Vorys R Ohio to insist on a ban against exporting lethal wea pons to warring nations The house approved a similar modi fied embargo last 3 By Representative Shanley CD Conn io keep the present embargo on sales of arms am munition and implements of war This would include all planes The senate turned down al three propositions by big majori ties Rejection by the house woulc make possible a quick agreemen by the conference committee for repealing the embargo Then boll chambers could ratify that agree ment and enact a neutrality bil before the week ends When that is done the adminis tration wnnts to adjourn the spe cial session at once But house re publicans are trying to keep going indefinitely Democratic leaders believe they can block the attempt Should one house vote to ad journ and the other refuse the president under the constitution could terminate the special session himself ity of Flint Continues Sfear Norway BERGEN Norway The Vmerican freighter City ot Flint n charge of a nazi prize crew assed Maaloy 110 miles north of Bergen Thursday enroute to Ger many The Cityof Flint was followed y two Norwegian destroyers and as making a speed of 14 knots The ship apparently was travel ng in Norwegian territorial wa ers the report from Maaloy indi ated and was expected to pass Sergen Thursday evening SAYSliTiSH WONT DOMINATE Roger Babson Urges Further Devaluation of Dollar in U S BOSTON of the 3ritish empire as now constituted Ut emergence of Russia Ger many England Japan or China and possibly the United States as he worlds dominating nations vas oredicted Thursday by Roger W Babson business statistician This forecast was made in an address prepared for the execu ives and sales managers clubs of the Boston Chamber of Com AGAINST EMBARGO REPEAL WASHINGTON against repeal of the arms embargc Wednesday Representative Mar tin R Iowa advised the nous that the United States should focu awful before he was sworn in its attention on equipping its own for that matter but it still is army rather than shipping wa for all crop materials abroad prices Theoretically his program is admirable but it hasnt thats all Henry Wallace personally is a good scout Its a shame that his scheme has fizzled But it has nevertheless Now the administration is on top of for the paradox ical reason that hes too much proadministration Henry has been overly loyal He talks too much Hes been talked about as a presidential possibility Hes li quidated that possibility believe me ASKS EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY DES MOINES George A Wilson said he had received a Tetter from an undisclosed person asking executive clemency for Walter Rhodes former Iowa City musician who is now in the state prison sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife The Rhodes case is slill in the hands of the satc supreme court The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday continued cold Thursday night somewhat warmer Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday slightly colder in vicinity of Twin Cities not so cold in northwest Thursday night ris ing temperature Friday IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST For Thursday night Northern half 20 southwest 25 southeast 28 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 37 Minimum Wednesday night 25 At 8 a m Thursday SO Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum To Minimum 53 merce There is no logical excuse for o many nations said Babson There should be only four ive possessing armaments and a lominating voice in world affairs The balance must expect to be come protectorates if not in tegral parts of stronger nations he added must ex port or die and to increase our ixports we must work harder or onger and by greater technical keep ahead of other na tions Battleships airplanes and old will provide this country neither security nor prosperity Babson said he saw no great future for the United States unti the dollar is devaluated further Bedclothes Adjuster Patent Taken Out as Winter Approaches WASHINGTON ma know its getting along toward winter because the inventors havi turned their talents to keeping mankind warm The patent office sent out pal enls Thursday for the following A bedclothes gad get which promises to keep them straight It is the brain child o Herman B James of Los Angeles A coverlet with devici which makes kicking the covers off or losing them in the night im possible It was thought up by Eugene R Weisbender of Manhat tan Kans 4 ARE IN RACE TO BE HEAD OF IOWA TEACHERS One Candidate States His Program Is for New Deal in Group DES MOINES Four Iowa educators w ere nominated for president of the Iowa State Teach ers association here Thursday one of them on a platform asking for a new deal in association Dolitics The nominees whose names were presented to the 500 official convention delegates are Fred C Bowersox of Clinton Mrs Arlene Van Cleave of Logan and K E Harrison of Storm Lake all county superintendents and James E Fitzgerald a Sioux elementary principal Election of officers will be held Saturday at tiie closing delegate session More than 10000 teach ers had registered as the 85th an nual session began E E Bovee of Sioux City Iowa presented Fitzgeralds name in a drive tithe elementary principals to break into the arrangement un der presidential candidates Under the procedure followed in former years a county superinten dent would be elected presiden this year Bpyee said elementary princi pals have tried in various ways to break into the traditional succes sion but heretofore have been been unsuccessful It was decided therefore he added to present Fitzgeralds can didacy this year without consult ing the other groups Other nominees for association officers were Executive committee one year i s s Christine Peterson Plymouth county superintendent three year K Schmidt Eldora superintendent of schools Mrs Capitolia Greteman of Tern pleton Godfrey Severson of De Moines and H W Johnson of Du buque A Zelliot of De Moines Police Are Hunting Absent Minded Burglar COLUMBIA S Car eccentric absentminded burgla is being sought by police He broke into a house and stol a coat a curtain and a victrola Then he forgot and left hi pistol Russias Demands on Finland Disclosed r i v Soviet Premier Molotoff disclosed in Moscow that Ihe Russians had asked Finland for a pact similar TV h Baltic countries to virtual protectorates Chief among these de mands werc redrawing of the sovietFinnish border on the Isthmus of Karelia several dozen kilometers further to the north of Leningrad and establishment of a Russian naval base near he Gulf of Finland Russia denied having any designs on the strategic Aalantl islands Coast Guard Receives Word British Freighter Is Safe Dont Look Mrs Garner the idea Search for Vessel Suspended Boat Was Inside Neutrality Zone WASHINGTON coast guard received word Thursday that the British freighter Coul more was safe The word was received by the coast guard cutter Bibb from a Canadian radio station at Cam perdown The station said it had heard directly from the Coulmore that she was safe The search for the vessel was suspended V The Bibb was the leader of a squadron of coast guard and navy vessels scouring the At lantic for the freighter about 680 miles cast of New York aft er the interception early Wed nesday morning of a distress signal which indicated the freighter might have been at tacked by a submarine The position given by the Coul more at that time indicated it was just inside the neutrality zone around the Americas fixed at the recent Pan American neutrality meeting in Panama The Bibb also heard from Cam perdown that for some unex plained reason the Coulmore ap peared able to send messages to Camperdown but could not ceive messages from Canada The state department nounced meanwhile that the bel ligerent warships have challenged searched sent into port or seized 27 American ships since the war began Many of the ships the depart ment said put into belligerent ports enroute to their destinations It explained that the principal difficulty thus far has arisen in connection with delay involved in the examination of the vessels and their cargoes before being per mitted to proceed on their voy ages WILL ANNOUNCE CORN PROGRAM Reduction of 7 to 15 Per Cent Will Be Announced Soon WASHINGTON e d c ral farm officials expect to announce within the next two weeks a 1340 corn production control program outlining a reduction nf between 7 and 15 per cent in planting op erations in the com mercial corn belt The exact reduction will be de termined after the crop reporting board makes its final estimate on this years crop on Nov 10 f rp Bountiful crops of the last three years resulted in ac cumulation of a large corn sur plus thereby making it neces sary AAA officials said io in voke planting control provisions of he farm law The planting goal for the com mercial corn belt this year was totaled 41239653 acres In this area were 586 major cornproduc ing counties in Iowa Illinois In diana Missouri Michigan Min nesota Nebraska Ohio South Da kota AVisconsin Kansas and Ken tucky This same have a 1940 general area allotment officials said ot between 35000000 and 38500000 acres This allotment will be appor Physician Says Daily Bath May Not Be Healthful in Winter CHICAGO kids these doctors arent so bad One of them said Thursday that it isnt good for you to take a bath every day at least in winter lime Dr Eugene Traud New York City writing in Hygeia the health magazine said the daily soap and water bath may be an actual men ace to the health of ones skin dur ing the cold months He said lack of exposure to the sun and too much dry heat during winter have a tendency to dry out the skin In persons whose skin is naturally rather dry he said this dryness may progress to an eczema or winter dermatitis Such persons he said would do well to limit their bath ing to two or three baths a week as the alkali and other factors in most soaps act as further irri tants tioned among farmers in accord ance with a formula in the farm act Farmers who plant within their allotments will be eligible for benefit payments rates o which have not yet been deter mined and for government loans on their excess grain Benefi rates this year amounted to 15 cents a bushel Officials said that the 1940 rates probably would be larger The1 greater the cut in the planting program the larger the benefi rates will be ISO AT CONVENTION DES MOINES hun dred fifty members of the Tona Nebrnskn C a n n c is association opened their twoday convention here Wednesday with a discussion of trade problems Cowboy Is Held in Connection With Bar Room Death in Boston BOSTON on suf picion of manslaughter Lloyd M McCrorey 23 a husky cowboj from Dcadwood S Dak wa summoned into court Thursday in connection with the barroon death Wednesday night of Charle X Gormlie 52 a railroad sia tisician McCrorey in Boston fo a rodeo was taken into custod by Sergeant Raymond A L Mona lian of the homicide squad wh quoted the 237pound sixfoot three westerner as saying he wa standing at the bar in a taprooi when a man in a group near hn said gang up on the cowboys Then Monnhan quoted the cow boy as saying Gormlie toward me and I cither pushed o struck him He fell to the floor I didnt mean to hurt him Gormlie struck his head on the marble floor of the taproom 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW P i n n i s delegates return for 7iew talks on Russian territorial and military demands inland ready to make some con cessions but says Russia asks too much THE HAGUE law declared in strategic areas to guard against war military commentators predict win ter stalemate on western front E E R L I N German soviet negotiators arrange for increased trade ROM news papers reaffirm German Italian military alliance LOOK INSIDE FOR ERNEST PtETCH Begins Serving Term for Slaying in Plane PAGE 2 Biermann Replies to Businessmans Charge EDITORIAL PAGE No Classes Friday at Plover Pupil Killed PAGE 20 Lloyd Geer Elected President of Kiwanis PAGE 19 DELEGATES GO TO RUSSIA WITH FINAL REPLY Scandinavians Show Solidarity Attitude Against Red Expansion By UNITED PRESS Europes little powers were really on the spot Thursday as soviet and nazi diplomatic offen sives approached a showdown With Great Britain steadily in creasing the allied effort to close a choking circle around Germany the political struggle irom Scan dinavia to tire Dardanelles became a paramount factor in a war that also was becoming brisker along the land and sea Ironts In the north the united po litical support of the Scandin avian nations was given to little Finland as lier special emis saries under former Premier J K Paasikivi returned to Moscow for Ihe final phase at negotia tion on soviet demands for ter ritorial exchanges and red navy bases on Finnish soil Diplomatic sources in Moscow believed that an agreement would be reached by Finnish capitula lon but in Helsingfors and in he capitals of Sweden Denmark nd there was an atli ude of solidarity and resistance o the tincat of soviet expansion aneuvers around the Baltic sea Military precautions were taken iy all of the northern neutrals in reparation for any emergency he newspapers took a firm stand ncouraging Finland to defend her overeignty and Finnish Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko said that the nation was ready to resist any at tempted territorial penetration by The Finnish mine fields already stretching along the south ern coast were extended to Hango vital port at the entrance of the Gulf of Finland which was in cluded in the soviet proposals The Finns who already made two trips to Moscow were ex pected to resume negotiations late Thursday in an atmosphere sharp ened by SovietPremierForeign Commissar Molotoffs public dec laration Tuesday the Russian aims These were Soviet acquisition of a strip of Finland north of Len ingrad a Soviet naval base on the Finnish mainland at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland cession by Finland certain islands in the gulf and of part ot the Finnish Arctic coast and demilitarization of the Finnish frontier In exchange lie offered Finland a portion of Soviet Karelia twice the area of the proposed Finnish grants and Soviet withdrawal of objections to Finland alone forti fying the Aaland Islands in the Gulf of Bothnia Foreign Minister Eljas Erkto intimated in Helsinki that Finland was willing to conciliate provided guarantees were given with a treaty Russia meanwhile continued In move toward commercial coalition with Germany In the Netherlands and Belgium there also were signs ot renewed concern as to the next move in the European war Although it was difficult to find evidence of in creased danger of a nazi thrust through the two little neutral countries the Dutch put eight frontier provinces under a state of siege similar to martial law Tests have been made in flooding of border areas such as Utrecht so that large areas could quickly be put under water if necessary The Belgians uko have taken extensive precautions both coun tries having territory that former ly was part of Germany Still farther southeastward the Rumanians and Turks were watching carefully for some new sifrii of nazisovict plans in the Balkans which were omitted ominously perhaps from the foreign policy speech or the so viet premier Concern was reported at Bu charest as to Russias attitude to ward Bessarabia former Hussiau soil in view of Molotoffs severe criticism of the new Turkish treaty with Great Britain and France for mutual aid in the eastern Mediter ranean Rumanians speculated on whether any allied move against Germany in the southeast might create danger of soviet protec action in the Bessarabian area Mason City Elevens in Fort Dodge Grid Tests PACK 17 DROWNS IN TANK SHARON Icr ctl H JCocI 43 wife of a farmer near here drowned in n water supply lank near thekitchen door of her home The husband found riic body floating in the tank when lie returned to the house for dn no