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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOI E R HST MEM AR r OEPT or IOWA COUP OES u VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY JANUARY 8 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE rm 79 FINNS WIPE OUT RUSSIAN DIVISION in Midwest By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist SENATOR PAT McCARRAN of Nevada back in Washington for the session of congress reports a strong tide of sentiment through out the west for Senator Burton K Wheeler of Montana as the democrats next presiden tial nominee Senator Mc Carran is a first rate judge of the west but so is Senator Alva B Adams of Colorado and Senator Adams is plugging for utrranp AVT Senator James McCARRAN F B y r n e s South Carolina Senator McCarran doesnt like State Secretary Cordell Hulls ten dency toward free trade and neither does Senator Wheeler That doubtless accounts for the Nevada soloiis preference for the Montana solon Senator Adams is vehemently for more government al economy and so is Senator Byrnes which probably accounts for the Colorado solons prefer ence for the South Carolina solon Otherwise theres no especial rea son for a northern statesman to be boosting for so pronounced a Dixielander Senator Byrnes hasnt much of a boom yet Senator Wheeler has a considerable one Besides being popular as Senator McCarran says in the agricultural pastoral and mineral west John L Lewis has spoken very favorably of him in Behalf of industrial labor SecretaryHulls Policy pol icy ought to meet with the ap proval of all orthodox democrats theirs being traditionally a free trade party However its to be considered that the west is only quite recently and rattier acci dentally democratic Besides there are plenty of old line democrats who arent particu larly good free traders any more Once getting an interview with as dyedinthewool a Jeffersonian as Senator Carter Glass I made the mistake of assuming that the old Virginian must at least be a tar iffforrevenueonlyite as dis tinguished from a protectionist The elderly lawmaker snorted scornfully in that way he has Pooh he said contemptuously You talk like a believer in Henry Georges fallacies Dont you real ize that there are no free traders any longer Formidable Bloc It seems as if he was largely right about it Western agriculture contends that Secretary Hulls dickers are letting foreign crops into the United States in competition with our own Western stockmen say the same thing as to foreign meat and hides Northern dairymen make the same charge Our min eral states like Montana and Ne vada complain similarly Theyre particularly fretted as to copper These various interests com bined constitute a mighty formid able bloc Practically all republicans are protectionists A lot of democrats are protectionistic as to livestock not as to minerals Mineral demo crats arc protectionistic as to cop per and manganese not in prin ciple as to livestock But the re spective groups mutually recog nize that in union theres strength so they line up together Its known as logrolling Senator Wheeler benefits by this sort of thing so fur as concerns our basic producers Theyre atraid of Argentine meat and wheat Chilean copper Brazilian cotton and Russian mangnncse JOHN G BOYD 12 VICTIM IN LOCALTRAGEDY Flames Gut 2 Room Home Origin of Blaze Is Not Known John G Boyd 72 was burned to death early Monday morning when fire of undetermined origin i gutted his two room shack lo cated at the rear of 625 Monroe avenue southwest The body was burned be yond recogni tion according to Mason City firemen w h o received the call at a m Boyd is believed to have suffo cated JOHN G BOYD A roomer Victim living in the Sam Chazen house located in front of the burned shack noticed the fire and he called Mr Chazen who notified the fire department Shortly after the arrival of Chief Dan Shire Air Chazen told him there was a man in the burning building and Chief Shire called to his men to get the man out The firemen en tered the buildine through the door andwindowandsearched the bed and all parts ot tHeTtwo rooms but were hampered be cause of the thick smoke Capt James Kelley and Lieut John Cunningham found Boyd on the kitchen floor Floodlights were put into service and the Iire was extinguished Chief Shire said that it was not known until his arrival that any one was in the shack as no one had told Captain Kelley Lieut Clifford J Pierce or Lieutenant Cunningham when they arrived with their companies It was believed that Boyd was dead when the firemen arrived as no cries for help nor moan ins were heard as water was discharged Into the burning building The rooms were blackened when Chief Shire arrived and he stated that he was there about two minutes before anyone said anything about Boyd The vic tims watch was found under him as he was removed from the house The police went to the home of Barney Boyd the victims broth er and he came and viewed the body as it lay on the floor The east room of the building used as a storeroom by Mr Chazen was not burned Mr Boyd is survived by two sisters Mrs Ida Allen 638 Adams avenue southwest Mrs Clara Henley Denver Colo a daugh ter Mrs Maude Jensen Cedar Rapids and a brother Barney Boyd 204 Sixth street southwest Born in Grant county Wis Feb 3 1867 Mr Boyd moved to Mason City 23 years ago He was preceded in death by his wife Mary and a daughter Mrs Wil liam Perry Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p m in the Patter son funeral home with the Rev J Lcc Lewis officiating Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery lowan Charged With Assault With Intent to Commit Murder DENTON Texas Harris 34 who said he was from Cedar Rnpids Iowa was charged Sunday with assault with intent to committ murder after a gun fight with two slate highway patrolmen at Lewisville Texas Upon questioning by officers regarding an automobile with stolen Iowa license plates Hams patrolmen said came out of the car firing a pistol Officers re turned fire and Hanis fell with four wounds in his body Harris admitted serving a rob bery sentence in Missouri and was identified by Abe Goldstein whose jewelry stove was held up in Fort Worth Texas Saturday night as one of the holdup men Public Funds Raised m Germany to Build New Warship Spec BERLIN funds arc being raised for the construction of a new warship Admiral Graf Spec it became known Monday meet naval restrictions after the World war was destroyed in Montevideo harbor Dec 17 after a battle with British fighting craft Public contributions and re ceipts from concerts and enter tainments are being used to raise funds for the new ship INQUEST IS PLANNED CLINTON L Mason of Bolkon WLLEO 1000 fMpTIIDCn Count Galeazzo Ciano Mussolinis soninlaw and Italian Count stcnhin Csaky Himaariai minister of foreign affairs meeting m Venice are reported putting their heads aS meallS Gcrman aggression asamst Hungary Htlcr seeks Hungarys rich agricultural coal and iron supplies Italy seeks to keep the Balkans free of domination Reports Hungary Assured of Italys Military Backing Authority SaysHelp Promised If Russia or Germany Invades BUDAPEST high au thority Monday reported the for eign ministers of Hungary and Italy had agreed on a defensive military alliance assuring Hun gary of Italian support against any invasion by Germany or Russia The agreement was said to have been reached by the two for e i g n ministers Count 1st van Csaky of Hungary and Count Gal eazzo Ciano of Italy in Venice where they have been conferring over the weekend This authority said Csaky was expected to arrive in Bud apest Tuesday to submit the text of such an agreement to the Hungarian crown council If the council approves he then will return to Rome for formal signature of the pact In Rome the authoritative fas cist wiiter Virginio Gayda denied that any formal agreements had been reached in the Venice talks but high fascist said Italy would support Hungarian territorial am bitions in return for aid in check ing Russia in the Balkans Yugoslavia lying between Italy and Hungary was understood to be unwilling to join any outright alliance with her two neighbors It was reported however that she would join in a triple friend ship pact which presumably would permit Italy to move troops through her territory in going to Hungarys aid if that became nec essary Ciano was said to have Hungary to seek at least a tem porary agreement with Rumania over the Magyar minorities in Transylvania territory which Ru mania won in the breakup of the old AustioHungarian ctnoire after the World war Dispatches from Bucharest jaid that Rumanias foreign minister Grigoro Gafencu was planning to visit Ciano in connection with Italys efforts to settle Rumanian Hungarian problems peacefully The reported decision ol the Hungarian and Italian foreign ministers to recommend an alli ance to their governments was said to have been Air Maneuvers End in Miami Trips Planned to Bahamas Cuba MIAMI Fin all American air maneuvers over the pilots of nearly 700 light air planes were ready Monday for homeward trips while others planned flights to the Bahamas and Cuba Nineteen planes were scheduled to hop to Nassau Monday to take part in the dedication of the only airport in the Bahama Islands Tuesday 108 planes plan to leave for Havana to participate in an air show there Friday Sat urday and Sunday The municipallysponsored air carnival ended with a program ot races and stunts featured by the Curtiss event won by Russell Holderman at a speed of 198312 miles an hour Jack Snodgrass of Waterloo won the Firestone trophy race LOOK INSIDE FOR eastern neighbor but also because of disturbing advices from Ger many These reports which high sources said played an import ant roc in the Venice talks were that nazi leaders disgrunt led with Rumanian refusal to send greater food supplies to o I Germany were strongly con Riggert said he would hold an in1 marching through Quest on tho rinath r i Hungary to Rumania quest on the death of Lillian Christiansen 38 who died of a basal skull fracture received fall ing from a tavern platform These reports were without con firmation AL CAPONE Goes From Hospital to Cottage Near Baltimore PAGE 2 Mason City Plays at Charles City Tuesday PAGE 9 Bleich Is ReEIected President of Bureau PAGE 8 Byers Sees Dangers in COL 2 EDITORIAL PAGE EFFORT MEETS SENATE DEFEAT House Votes to Start Debate Tuesday on AntiLynching Bill WASHINGTON ffj Senator Harrison D Miss failed Mon day in an effort to obtain im mediate seriate approval of his plan to create a special congres sional budgetmaking committee Harrison chairman of the sen ite finance committee had sug gested a 24man joint committee to examine President Roosevelts budget and make fiscal recom mendations of its own Harrison had told the senate he would ask immediate approval oj the proposal but withheld his re quest after Minority Leader Mc Nary R Ore served notice he would object unless the proposed joint committee were instructed to study defense appropriations and to make a survey of national mit tary policy Under senate rules a single ob jection can prevent immediate consideration of a resolution which has not been considered by a senate committee Harrison previously had claimed white house sympathy for his plan but it has met opposition from various other quarters and there were indications it might be al lowed to gather dust in a house pigeonhole until the 1341 post election congress meets HODSE TO DEBATE ANTI LYNCH BILL The house plunged into its firs legislative controversy of the ses sion Monday by voting to start debate Tuesday on the antilynch mg bill By a standing votes of 170 to the house ratified a petition signed earlier by 218 members to force the legislation to the flooi for debate A roll call vote 255 to 114 affirmed the standing vote Representative Cox D Ga de nounced the legislation as repre senting senseless and ignorant hostility toward the south The antilynchinEr bill was forced onto the house floor by a petition of 218 members held over from last years session A majority of the house could vote against debating the measure at this time but it was considered so unlikely that leaders ar ranged for six hours of oratory beginning Tuesday noon The house passed the bill by an overwhelming majority a year ago but it was filibustered to death in the senate It would not surprise even supporters of the measure if the senate were to block consideration entirely this session Foes ot the bill constituting virtually all the southern and a few northern members argued that it contains a pro viso designed to exclude from its penalties violence occurring dur ing the course ot picketing or boy cotting or any incident in connec tion with any labor dispute HEAVYSNOWIN SOUTHERN IOWA Burlington Reports 7 Inches All Highways in Slate Arc Open DES MOINES Iowa dug nut of i weekend snow blanket Monday ax temperatures dropped to uncomfortably low levels in the western part of the state The weather bureau however saw no possibility of further snow in the next 24 hours and predicted temperatures warmer than the of ficial 6 below zero minimum re ported Sunday night at Sioux City and 12 below reading in the extreme northwest tip of the state The snowfall which totaled seven inches Sunday at Burling ton was general over the state but caused little inconvenience The highway patrol reported all mam highways open although snowpacked and icy in places The southeast and southern por tions of the state got the heaviest rnowfall with Mount Ayr Ottum wa and Lamoni reporting 4 inch es Centervillc 5 inches and Fair field Washington Newton Cres inches Dies Suddenly in Chicago President of Century of Progress in 193334 Heart Attack Victim CHICAGO Cutler Dawes 72 financier died at his home Monday A retired utilities executive he served as president of the Chicago entury of Progress in 193334 and since that time had headed the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Death came suddenly He suf ered a heart attack Saturday night Born at Marietta Ohio July 10 1867 and graduated from Marietta college in 1886 he spent most of nts life inorganizing and manag ing gas and electric light com panies He was adviser to American members of the experts committee on reparations which drafted the famed Dawes plan He was a republican and was ait brother of General Charles Gates Dawes vice president under the late Calvin Coolidge and former ambassador to Great Britain In addition to Charles Dawes survivors include two other broth ers the widow and six children KUFUS C DAWES CHILD BRIDE WILL WAIT Girl 10 Taken to Home for Children ATHENS Ohio Clinging to n Bible her husband gave her for Christmas 10 year old Mary Alice Limberg was taken to the county childrens home Monday as a judge moved to annul her ma riage Judge Francis White had sen tenced the child to the Ohio girls industrial school but reconsidered At the childrens home Mary Alice said she will study to be a better wife io Charles Schall 21 year old miner when they can remarry Schall starting a oneyear term in the Nelsonville jail promised to wait for the girl from whom he was separated in a courtroom Saturday Mary Alices stepfather Donald Hudnall filed delinquency charges against his wife who falsified her daughters age in a marriage li cense application and the newly weds FR TALK WILL BE NONPARTISAN President Expected to Leave New Deal Oratory Up to Lieutenants WASHINGTON President Roosevelts address at the SlOQaplale Jackson Day ciin ner here Monday night is expected ALICE LIMBER G at 10 Meanest Thief LOS ANGELES The meanest thief is back Mrs Manuela Gaut 32 was knocked down by a hitrun mo torist While witnesses carried her to shelter the meanest man drove up jumped from his car and seized her purse then sped away Nazis Watch Parley of Italians Hungarians BERLIN M Official quarters indicated great interest Mon men said only that the reports of emphasis on the avoidance of for mation of u bloc in the Balkan fitted in with German desires Both Italy and Hungary arc spe cial friends of Germany these sources added Senator Glass Loses Ticket WASHINGTON Glass D Va lost his SIOO ticket to Monday nights Jack son day dinner Im not goinc unless my secretary can find it the SZ year old Virginian de clared but I would like to get a dollars worth of foot for my SIOO to be nonpartisan democratic gatherings in other cities may hcai political oratory keynoting the partys 1940 campaign The general IVasliiiiEtou opin ion is that the president will limit his theme to the need for national unity in facing foreign crises leaving to administration as Robert II Jackson attorney scjieralilcsiff any political message from the Acw Deal Jackson will speak at Cleveland while Secretary Wallace will talk at Des Moines and Paul V McNutt federal security administrator a Raleigh N Car Dinners will be held in 44 states with anticipated profits of 000 going to the democratic cam paign fund and to the party deficit of 5219000 Only in the capital however will the guests pay Slot for a So banquet A few party leaders had Iclt that Mr Roosevelt might follow custom at these democratic rallies in honor of Andrew Jackson and make a straightfromtheshoul der political talk especially since this is an election year Lending strength to this belief was the fact that republican leaders had spurned invitations to the affair though assured politics was not on the agenda J I 43 Tanks Reported Among Quantities of Seized War Materials HELSINKI forces viped out the fortyfourth Rus sian division killing thousands md taking more than 1000 prison ers near Suomussalmi a special umy communique reported Mon day 11 was in the northern part ot he Suomussalmi region at the lavrow waistline of central Finland that the Finns a week igo reported he virtual destruc ion of the invaders 163rd divi In Ihc new victory Ihe communique said large emaiiti tics of arms and material in cluding 43 tanks were can lured Heavy righting has been re ported in the Suomussalmi set tor for days but Mondays com munique was the first mention made oE Russias 44th division Neutral military experts have estimated there are from 15001 to 17000 men in a Russian divi sion The communique said The main object fightin in the south part of the Suomussal mi sector in the direction of Raate during the last few days has becd the defeat of the 44th enemy divi sion object has been achieved The enemy forces in the main were destroyed The severest January coldin riBciBE IS io 40 decrees combined with stub born Finnish defense and coun terattacks to halt Ihe red inva sion with 5000 square miles one fortyeighth of Finland in Russian hands after 40 days of MRSlTEIlR GRINNELL DIES Wife of Professor of Applied Christianity Was Former Instructor GRINNELL Edward A Stciner wife of Dr Edward A Stciner lecturer writer and pro fessor of applied Christianity at Grinnelt college died at her home here Sunday night Physicians said she had been ill o a nervous ailment She was a former art teacher and served on faculties ot the Ox ford college for women Oxford Ohio DC Pauw university and the ThayneMiller art school Cincin nati Ohio She had been a resident of u resident ol nay in the conferences between Grinnell since 1903 when her bus the foreign ministers of Italy and band accepted the chair of applied Hungary but informed spokes Christianity at Grinnell Survivors include her husband and two children the Rev Rich ard M Stcincr of Portland Ore and Gretchcn Highthoc of Ottumwa Funeral services will be held here Wednesday The Russian command emulat ing ski patrol tactics which the outnumbered Finns have used with success was said by the Fin nish high command to have lost the outstanding engagement in guerrilla fighting that persisted over the weekend The high command communique reviewing Saturdays operations said that in the Salla sector of the central eastern front an at tempt by an enemy ski detach ment to outflank our troops defeated The bodies of more than 30U enemy dead remained on the field together with 14 machineguns and other material A Finnish patrol was reported to have come upon a Russian out post protected by barbedwire in the drifted snow The Finns were amazed at the silence of their enemys guns as the patrol inched closer The Finns it was said finally closed in on the silent out post and found lie entire force 50 men fro7cn to death If the weather and the present power of the Finns to resist mean a waiting war it is likely a ma jor drive will not come until March or April Ordinarily the bitterest cold lasts through February and March The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day nipbt and Tuesday slichl ly colder in southeast portion not so cold in extreme west Monday mfht somewhat warm er Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally un settled Monday nigh I and Tues day with local licht snows not so cold Monday niKht except in c v I r c m c southeast somewhat warmer in extreme south and colder in extreme northwest Tuesday IOWA SHIPPERS KOKE CAST For Monday night Northwest 5 below northeast southwest zero southeast S above IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette wcalncr statis tics Maximum Sunday in Minimum Sunday night 2 At 8 a m Monday H Snowfall 15 inches Precipitation 05 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 23 The figurefor Sunday Maximum Saturday 23 above Minimum in nitrht K above At 8 a m Sunday 11 above YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum M   

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