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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARC OH E R H IST HEM 4 AR T OEPT OF IOWA COM DCS MO I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THl BRIGHT JPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WUIES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17 1940 TWS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO NITRO BLAST SHAKES 20 MILE AREA More Men for FBI Are Sought By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist DIRECTOR J EDGAR HOOV ER of the federal bureau in vestigation wants more money from congress to keep up with his organizations detective work His annual report to the lawmak ers points out that his bureau simply h a s n enough sleuths to go around Plenty of sus spicious situa tions he says go u n p r o bee due to the lact of experts to the necessary J Edgar Hoover under cove work Whats more J Edgar re marks the country hasnt enougr cellroom to accommodate all the federal culprits whom the FB does catch and convict Unless build more prisons it appeal that by June 30 next year wel have hard on to 3000 miscreants under sentence and entitled t comfortable quarters but home less in a cold is a cold as our northern hemispher gets in June Its an injustice t these birds J Edgars report in dicates to keep cm cellless an unfed after theyve been properl found guilty and qualified fo cosy quarters and good food one or another of Uncle Sam hoosegows What stumps our congressme is this Why do we have so many moi federal convicts than we used t have In prohibition days capture bootleggers accounted for a wasnt a tremendous as the present maybe because bootleggers gene ally werent convicted Now about it Spies Propagandists The suspicious gentry now a international propagandists an agents as tl latter are called The FBI is on their trail Saboteurs arc worse than propagandists and spies A propagandist just scatters publicity Who cares for that Its easy to counteract A spy digs up military secrets of the country hes spying on My per sonal opinion is that hes consid erably exaggerated as a menace A lot of the dope many spies peddle is available to anybody wholl take the troubleto hunt for it Still the spys intentions are bad Maybe its just as well to detect and incarcerate him for awhile Menace of Sabotage But saboteurs are outright dan gerous Their stunt is to throw physical grit into the industrial Snowbird99 Soldiers of Finland Hold Front 10 Miles Within Russia By THOJIAS F HAWKINS WITH THE CENTRAL FIN ISH FORCES IN RUSSIA ere in the rugged wooded hills ost of Lieksa the snowbird oldiers of Finland are holding a five to 10 miles within soviet lussia guarding two vital higb 45 miles apart By automobile horsedrawn led and floundering afoot through v 1 deep snow I visited this front an hour after Finnish skiers had routed a patrol of 60 Russians in marrowchilling cold In parts ot Finland the cold ranged down to 51 degrees below zero Fahrenheit making major military operations virtually im possible It is the severest winter in 25 years Only in the skirmish here where the temperature was 30 be low zero and in a vain Russian attack north of here on the Alia front was there any action On the Saila front the Finns Tuesday were aroused by the stentorian voices of the red army political commissars their troops exhorting With some of the soldiers shout ing urraa about 400 charged while the commissars yelled encouragement from the trenches So intense was the cold that the attackers ran forward with their arms folded for warmth rifles slung on their backs Finnish ma chinegunners held their fire until the Russians could be slaughtered most economically and the charge broke The number of dead was unknown Here on the central front the Finns pointed out tracks in the snow to show where a Russian patrol had fled into the forest to escape back to its own lines Leaving Finnish troops billeted in a camouflaged tent in a series of dugouts and in a sheltered farmhouse 1 was taken on the narrow road by automobile past a village of which only blackened chimneys remain We crossed a bridge which the Finns were min ing and transferred to a low two passenger sled lor four miles more Men on horseback towed their captain and adjutant who were on skis On the border the party stopped at a farmhouse while ski troops fanned out to reconnoiter I walked with others for an hour through a treeblocked val ley past Finnish dugouts and through gaps in a barbedwire en tanglements On Russian soil we prowled for more than an hour in a clearing beside a frozen lake Hawkins description of the location indicates this probably was Tuulijarvi a narrow lake about five miles inside Russia Although there was a skirmish liere two days previously no war like sounds broke the wintry si lence that greeted us The deep valleys choked with snow and the evergreenforested hills conveyed the impression this was a high mountainous region almost like our own American Hockies Actually the altitudes range from slightly above sea lev el to a maximum of about 1650 feet The sickly sun faded early and we made our way back by the dim light of a quarter moon Back at the tent that was head quarters my captainhost sewed a dinner that included cocktails beef stewed with macaroni and coffee followed by cigars The staff lolled on blankets toasting their bare feet at the camp stove The caption OH this photo from Finland describes it as a brokendown Russian supply train some where in the region of the Arctic circle in Finland It was a breakdown of Russian supply lines that aided the Finns in the routs they claimed over the reds in the Salla region Associated Press Paramount Nexvs photo BENTON BUREAU WINS AGAIN Trophies Awarded at State Convention for Membership Activities DES MOINES IP Benton countys Farm Bureau took high est honors for a second time Wed nesday when O W Beeler state field director presented numer ous trophies and awards for mem bership activities The awards were made at the first formal session of the annual State Farm Bureau convention here With a total of 842 paidup members last year Benton county was high for the state and received a coveted bronze trophy for the second year Other high counties in order were Dubutjuc Fayctte Tama Winneshick and Clayton Another large bronze trophy was presented to Humboldt county which had the highest percent age of the total number o fanners in the county as members of the organization Other high ranking counties were Benton Gvundy Clay and Dubuque Cold Wave Grips North Iowa Northwood Reports 18 Below No Relief Reported in Sight for Several Days by Weatherman The badly chilled mercury in Mason City after dipping to the winters low mark of 15 below at 8 oclock Wednesday morning was able to rise to 7 below about 1 oclock in the afternoon then sagged off to 8 below at 2 in the afternoon Moreover the weather bureau at DCS warned that no relief was in sight for several days Coldest spot in the state was Northwood which recorded a bit ter 18 below Other low tempera tures in the grip of the quiet cold wave were Charles City 12 be low Iowa Falls 10 below and Cedar Falls 8 below W Some light snow flurries were reported at Davenport Dubuque Keokuk Iowa City Omaha and the extreme western portion of Iowa Snow was also reported in Mason City and Des Moines machinery of the nation theyre assigned to operate on For instance suppose an Amer ican factory is selling war supplies to the British and French A Ger man saboteurs job would be to put that factory out of perhaps by means of an explosion of the saboteurs instigation Or he does some tinkering with the insides of an American aviation plants flying something that wont show superficially but which will make those airships collapse aloft subsequently in ac tion Oh there are plenty of ways in which a saboteur can be a good deal worse than a propagandist or even a spy can be The saboteurs dirty work classifies as malicious mischief of capital federal pro portions No wonder the FBI is on their trail Trust Busting Chief Thurman Arnold of the justice departments antitrust di vision also mentions antitrust law violators as altogether too numerous for the FBI to get con vincing evidence against This group of malefactors prob ably wouldnt materially increase our prisons population even if they all could be caught for I never heard of an antitrust law breaker who got a penitentiary sentence Injunctions and other forms of civil procedure are the governments weapons against em Nevertheless an injunction cant be made to stick without preliminary investigation and the FBI hasnt men enough to con duct it Chief Arnold says he has more than 650 complaints on hand Iliat the justice department hasnt m A silver plaque was awarded to Dubuque county which made the largest membership gain in 1939 compared with 1938 Wapello Poweshiek Benton and Jasper were the other high counties CANDIDACIES OF 3 ANNOUNCED Thornbuvg Akers and Miller Seek ReElection to Iowa Statehouse Iowa Woman 70 Is Found Frozen BOONE severe winter weather claimed another life here Wednesday when the frozen body of iMrs Mary Kelley 70 was found in a cel larway of the home where she lived alone Officials said she apparently hart fallen or had been knocked unconscious by the cellar door while petting coal LOOK INSIDE FOR LEADERS DOUBT FINANCIAL AID TO GO TO FINNS Many Congressmen Fear Assistance Would Involve U S in War WASHINGTON sional leaders said Wednesday there was grave doubt that the legislature would vote further li nancial aid for besieged Finland W They reported that a good many members feared addi tional assistance to the little Bailie republic might involve the United States ultimately in Europes wars despite Presi dent Roosevelts contention that the extension of credit at this time would neither constitute nor ihreaterTsuch involvement Mr Roosevelt put the question up to congress Tuesday with the observation that the most rea sonable approach seemed to be an increase in the exportimpor banks revolving credit fund t enable it to finance exports o American farm surpluses anc manufactured products not in eluding implements of war With the senate in recess Wed nesday until Thursday and he house considering slash an appropr meslic pu rposes t ing committee ca meeting to discuss 11 question Jesse H Jones the fed eral loan administrator was scheduled to be the first witness Long Sings for Votes Gov Earl K Lone setkiiifir to retain his office as governor of Louisiana Oonnccl a cowboy hat and sangsones over the radio on election day in NEW Orleans Lous attempting to maintain in power the indictmentriddled political urbanization started by Huey Long in 1928 was opposed by tour reform candidates FRANK E GANNETT Announces Candidacy for G 0 P Nomination PAGE 2 Mason City Preps Win Eleventh Court Scrap PAGE 9 it liiuibcuiy aim in y Long Leads in Louisiana loses the senate bank1 fn T T 1 1 But Runoff Race Is Likely Never Before Has Dictatorship Faced Second Primary Vote Plan State Safety Meeting for Program PAGE 8 The weather bureau predicted generally fair weather for north ern loxva and cloudy skies for the portion but did not mention possibility of more snow accord ing to an Associated Press dis DES MOINES slate patch The Weather house gave evidence of republican solidarits again Wednesday three high state officials announcing their candidacies for reelection They were Secretary of Agri culture Mark G Thornburg State Auditor C B Akers and Secre tary of State Earl G Miller Thornburg announcing he would again seek the republican nomina tion for the office he holds de clared in a statement that agri culture is too important to the general welfare to have it cm broiled in political Akers an Otttumwa republican serving his first term as auditor said I am standing on my record which includes a 40 per cent re duction in auditing costs and a substantial decrease in admin istrative costs without loss of ef ficiency or service to the public Miller also a firstterm repub lican from Des Moines said he was submitting his record oC service to the people NOTHING TO REPORT PARIS is nothing to report the hiijh command usitors enough to make so much communique said Wednesday of Shippers were warned to pro tect Wednesday night for read ings 20 below zero in north eastern Imva 15 below in Hie northwest 10 below in the southwest and 5 below in the southeast Tuesdays highest readng was 20 degrees at Omaha aiJ tem peratures Wednesday morning ranged about 17 degrees below normal The Iowa highway patrol ported main roads in the state pretty generally cleared atter a weekend snowfall that piled up into 35 foot drifts Slippery spots and Just a few places with oneway traffic were described in the patrols morning report The report said Mostly overcast snowing in western portion highways in west are al open are becoming snow covered I In the balance of the state main highways are open with as a start on I the situation on the western front sonic slippery spots and are slip Minimum pery in towns Still one way trafj Prccipitalior fie in some places FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in north mostly cloudy in south Wednesday night and Thursday colder Wednesday nichl con tinued cold for several days MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday colder along Lake Superior Wednesday night severe cold through Friday IOWA SHIPPERS FORK 1 CAST FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT Northwest 15 below zero northeast 20 below south west 10 below southeast 5 be IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather ttalif tics Maximum Tuesday 6 Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Snow 25 inch Precipitation 02 The mercury dipped lower and lower at dawn Wednesday reach ing the seasons minimum temper ature of 15 below around S oclock in the morning Then the tempera ture started to climb back again YEAR AGO Maximum R n 11 1 2 incncs Chairman Wagner D N Y of he banking committee ex pressed the opinion that there was no chance for passage of a direct loan such as that pro posed in the bill of Senator Brown D Mich to authorize the reconstruction finance cor poration to lend Finland SSO 000000 for the purchase of any thing including arms any where f In addition to the Brown bill he committee had before it one introduced by Senator Kiti2 D to authorize n 523000000 RFC loan for Finnish purchases of commodities grown purchased or manufactured in the United States Wagner said the chances were not so good for this type of legis lation either although the com mittee would consider thoroughly the presidents suggestion for en larging the capital structure of the exportimport bank which al ready has granted Finland a 000000 credit Adoption of JvTv Roosevelts suggestion would permit the bank to grant further credits to Finland and South American nations Un der existing law the bank cannot have more than S100000000 in tradepromotion loans outstanding at any one time Bank officials say its lending capacity is nearly used up at present laritiCi lie reported to have knocked one man down when lie was attacked More than a score of arrests were made Monsignor Schulte 81 First Head of St Ambrose Is Dead IOWA CITY Right Rev lUsgr A J Schulte P A 81 the first priest to be ordained in the Davenport diocese died Wed nesday Father Schulte had been pastor of St Marys church in Iowa City for 48 years He was the first priest to be ordained by the first bishop of the Davenport diocese NEW ORLEANS Demo cratic gubernatorial primary re turns drifing in from country par ishes Wednesday whittled down a substantial lead built up in New Orleans Tuesday by Gov Earl K Long seeking to continue in power the political dynasty found ed by his brother Huey It was indicated the combined vote of the four reform candi dates would make a second pri mary necessary on Feb 20 The 12 year old dictatorship never be fore has bad to go into a runoff election In second place well behind Long was Sam Jones Lake Charles attorney who was be ing challensed for the runoff position by State Senator lames A Noe former Lonf lieutenant who broke with the adt nistra tion after Hucys death James II Morrison Hammond attor ney was fourth and Vincent Moselcy Opclousas attorney fifth The New Orleans vote expect ed to favor Long because of he organization headed by Mayor Robert S Maestri was tabulated Quickly but country precincts counted votes for Iocil officials before the state ticket and returns came in slowly The statewide vote at S a m central standard 500 of 1703 Long 80292 Jones 48 098 Noe 36954 Morrison 8799 jMoselcy 1272 New Orleans vole 2TiO ot 261 Long 66487 Jones 33 154 Koe 26004 Morrison 6319 Moseley 604 Country parishes 250 of 1442 Jones 14944 Long 13 The election arbitration com mittee provided for by state law to settle disputes re ceived hundreds of complaints of irregularities ranging from charges that administration watchers and special police drove ajifiadniinistration watchers from the polling places fo asser tions that unauthorized persons were ivaliliing voters mark the ballots Harold nosetiwjdcJ special as sistant to the United States attor ney general said that complaints of violation of civil liberties in timidation and other irregularities were too numerous to ignore and that subpenas had been re quested for a number of persons The campaigning was he bit terest in years as candidates cap italized on the numerous scandals in high places uncovered by fed eral and state grand juries whicl involved former Gov Richard W Lethe and other leaders of the ad ministration Hundreds of indictments have been returned 2 MEN KILLED BY EXPLOSION UNIT WRECKED Comment on Sabotage Possibility Withheld by du Pont Officials GIBBSTOWN N J men were killed Wednesday and a third was injured in a nitro glycerine explosion that wrecked a unit of the duPont company powder works and shook an area of 20 miles A company announcement listed the dead as Earl Leslie Harbison 30 Clay ton N J Dward M Bundens Jr 31 Paulsboro N f g Although 500 yards away from the blasttorn unit ot the De pauno plant oE the company here Raymond Hicks Gibbstown was injured by the explosion Paul C Kaiser general man ager of the works said the extent of Hicks injuries had not been determined Company officials began an investigation to determine the cause New Jersey slate police and the federal bureau of in vestigation started Tiut withheld comment on any possibility of sabotagc Residents of a halt dozen southwestern New Jersey towns and of parts of Philadelphia 12 miles north crowded sidewalks for half an hour after the mid morning shock f c a r t n g an earthquake Windows in nearby homes and factory districts along the Dela ware river were shattered Mourn ers at a Philadelphia funeral fled from a church thinking the great Frankford arsenal might have ploded Most distant report of the shock came from miles away A company official said the dead men were in or near the small unit at the center of the detonation It ivas pait of what employes term the N G scattered row of flimsilyconstructed build ings where nitreglycerine is mixed At least 20 persons have been killed in other explosions here At Wilmington Del the duPonl j company issued this statement An explosion about oclock Wednesday m o r n i n g wrecked one of the units used in the manufacture oC nitroglycerin Hie Rcpauno plant of thu du Pont company at Gibbstown About GOOO pounds of nilro lycerin exploded it is estimated Workers in factories along the Pennsylvania side of the river said they could see a cloud of smoke rising from the vicinity of the powder works Thousands of telephone calls showed the shock the blast was felt in Philadelphia and tor 15 or 20 miles around the plant V Windoxvs were shattered in south and xvcst Philadelphia homes and in residence sections through the factory districts slretchiiis alongthe Delaware rixcr from Philadelphia south la the Dclaxvarc line The Gibbstown plant manufac tures high explosives dyes acids and other products of the E f duPont cle Nemours company It 805 Noe 10930 Moselcy 1668 Morrison 2480 Many disturbances marked bal loting in New Orleans and numer ous charges were made of vote but the election on the was quiet One stabbing HOOVER BACKS CREDIT TO FINNS NEW YORK Herbert Hoo ver Wednesday declared that President Roosevelts recommen dation to congress that credit be extended to Finland should be supported At the same lime the former president proposed that surplus foods raised in this country be sent to such countries as Finland and Poland without requiring any monetary obligation He declared the question of food should be separated from that ot j mnnufnctufcd goods and i ma employs several hundred persons in Ibis town of 1500 The explosion shattered the windows of the nearby Gibbstown school building First reports said there were no casualties at the school and that all children were sent home State police at the Mantua N substation said they had nn vcporls of casualties and under stood that the school children hart been sent home for fear ot an other explosion Residents in tile area shook by the blast became so panicky hat nexvspapcr offices the Philadelphia electrical bureau and telephone exchanges were flooded with calls High loss of life and great prop erty damage was averted it was pointed out because of the pe culiar construction of the unit which nre placed in isolated spots All Hint was left of the unit where the nitroglycerine exploder scattered debris and a deep crater The huge plant sprawls over about two square miles tcrials Hoover who hcid a Finnish Snow fraud and had survived as the oldest whole priest in the diocese i was reported in the country relief committee estimated thatKliza B 101 years old He was the first president of St Candidate Noe was involved in 1 the food requirement of Finland but her cy arc so good that Ambrose college in Davenport in several of the O leans fighls j and the territory formerly known rends an averse of four to six which capacity he served for lime 1 when he with photographers it as Poland would no S20i books i week She also reads years before coming to Iowa City I tempted to take pictures ot what 000000 between now ind the next newspapers and docs lino in 1891 he termed were election irreguharvest broidery work Vloman 101 Avid Header 8YFIELD Mass cm   

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