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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI 188 TOM MASON CITY THI MIGHT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 171940 THIS PATCH CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 114 PRISON SHIP SEIZURE ANGERS NAZIS Republican Strategy Explained By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist The republicans dont want any body to get the idea that theyre opposed to any legitimate pro gram for governmental relief unemploy ment for the support of the deserving aged or otherwise needy for farm help for the making of op portunities for the incom ing generation and all that Frank Gannett kind of thing C o n g r essman Joseph W Mar 1in G O P leader in the house of representatives has been rub bing this notion in as vigorously as possible on his recent speak ing tour through the midwest He evidently realizes that it would be bad politics for his party to be advertised as favoring an aban donment oE these and other new deal socioeconomic policies What he does contend is that the new deal has promoted them waste fully Well HOW wastefully Specific instances of this alleged wasteful ness ought to be cited Case of CCC Cited The republican national c o m mittee recognizes as m u c h 11 starts off with the Civilian Con servation corps a setup in youths behalf The theory is that kidsr should be mobilized for reclama tion work thus being trained into iirstclass citizenship republican committee j doesnt dispute the merits of the concept However it maintains that a lotof city youngsters don1 care to be drafted for that kind of employment It quotes figures to show that in urban and semi urban neighborhoods boys don join the CCC nearly as fast as re cruits are desired Why then queries the com mittee vote federal funds ior say 100 CCC youths with 25 va cancies on the list already The critics havent got around yet to other agencies but thats an illustration Their figures may be assailable However such is then line of argument Their dope is not that the ad ministration has been altogether wrong in principle but that its overdone matters at needless ex pense Gannetts Campaign Politicians take deep thought a to the origin of Frank Gannett aspirations Their surmise is tha his campaign may have been in spired by Representative James W Wadsworth of New York Wadsworth himself is semipo tential material Hes a very abl congressman His background i first rate too His father was a senator before him Later he also was in the senate for a while bu subsequently lapsed into the house of representatives There hes been recognized by his fellow legisla tors as an outstanding individual in their own particular midst and has substantial influence in the Empire state but as yet the country at large isnt much ac quainted with him What he needs is advertising Gannett is in a position to give him a good bit of it he runs 10 newspapers Now the political guess is that hes trying to put the publisher un der obligations to him with a view to 1944 If by any accident Frank should be nominated and elected Jimmy would be high man next to him in the Gannett administration He probably wouldnt be with Tom Dcwey or nny other republican possibility The theory is that what he really has in mind is his own future Borahs H appears that the late William Borah was indebted to his law practice before he got into tiie senate for the 5207000 which he left stowed away in a Washington safe deposit box Said one of his senatorial col leagues who wouldnt appreciate it if I named him to me This just goes to show that Bill Borah was a financial genius as well as a great statesman Most men if they make a bunch of money or get a boost in pay rush home and brag about it in the family circle as a result of which their domestic expenses skyh o o t correspondingly and theyre no better off than they were in the first place Bill knew enough to keep his k mouth shut The consequence is such that his widow is worth better off than she had any idea of being Drive On Mannerheim Appeals to Finns FINNISH FORCES ON ISTHMUS IN NEW POSITIONS Defenders Admit Reds Gaining on Karelian Front Call More Men BULLETIN HELSINKI UR Marshal Baron Carl Gustav von Man nerheim Finnish Commanderin chief issued an appeal Satur day night to Finnish soldiers to carry on in the face of terrific odds after it had been admitted officially that the red army had pushed the Finns back in the Mannerheim line HELSINKI The Finnish liigh command Saturday balanced an announcement that its forces on the Karelian Isthmus had withdrawn to new positions with a claim ot a great victory at Kuhmo on the eastern front in which 1800 Russians were killed The battle on the Isthmus in its 17th day continued un abated Saturday nights com munique said admitting that our forces withdrew in some places to new positions farther back between the Gulf of Fin land and the Vuoksi river The battle in the Kuhmo sector lasted several days the Finns de clared and ended in destruction of Hussian special skiing groups A Russian attack on t h e north east shore of the lake was re ported repulsed with heavy loss Only remnants of the Russian force at Kuhmo succeeded in escaping over the frontier the communique declared adding that a Russian colonel was killed The high command charged thai the Russians used sleds bearing the Red Cross insignia to move over the ice of Lake Ladoga to fire on Finnish posi tions One sled was captured it said The Finnish army meanwhile Ordered removal of the few re maining women and children from Viipuri another class of reserves was called to the colors and Russian bombers streaked over southern Finland on raids Finns reported that a train was machinegunned by invading fly U S Peoce Ambassador to Visit Chancelleries 10 Downing Street London On his European irek daring which he will discuss the possibili ties of peace with government leaders of Great Britain France Ger many and Italy SumnerWelles undersecretary of state and Presi ers near Helsinki Helsinki had its third air raid alarm of the Hay when about 100 planes were re ported passing near The roar of their motors was plainly heard here but the city was not raided Posting of notices in Helsinki for the class of 1898 to come to the colors indicated the desper ate Finnish plight This tall for men 41 to 42 years of age followed calls within the past three days for those ot 42 to 44 As more than 100 Russian bombers were sighted over south ern Finland flying towards the important industrialcity of Tam pere foreign military observers said the big battle of the Kare lian Isthmus was nearing thepeak of fury There was no let up Saturday in the titanic assault of the Rus sian forces against the Manner heim lines fortifications How ever the Finnish military head quarters limited further infor mation to Fridays communique dealing with Thursdays fifht ine Stress was placed upon the Finns bombing of enemy commu nication lines A break in such lines would be a neardisaster for the hundreds of thousands of Russian troops engaged against the Mannerheim line observers said dent Roosevelts ambassador for peace will Visit the various chancelleries shown above No 19 Downing street London Qua dOrsay Paris Reich chancellery Berlin and Quirinal palace Ro Democratic Conclave Will Begin in Chicago July 15 MANNERHEIM LINE of Finland The black arrows on this map indicate the cour se of the Hussian drive across the Karelian isthmus Republicans Planning to Meet Monday June 24 at Philadelphia By D HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON Campaign more than 30000 words of it was hauled to the political front Saturday by the re publicans who Friday decided to nold their national nominating convention in Philadelphia begin ning Monday June 24 It was announced by National Democratic Chairman James Farley the 1340 democratic na tional convention will meet in Chicago beginninr Monday July 15 to pick nominees for presi dent and vice president Philadelphia won over Chicago for the republican meeting offer ing in cash and the audi torium and concessions to boot This had the effect of raising its bid to around 250000 Chicago took the position it was not up Tor auction and made no cash offer but promised to meet all conven tion expenses which normally run around Republican officials worked plans for publication Monday of the program report of Dr Glenn Frank of Chicago chairman of an unofficial committee of 150 This document is intended to state the case against the Roosevelt admin istration and outline data for the 1940 platform Two years in the making the report was subjected to an at tack from within the partys own ranks even before publication Robert R Church Memphis Negro leader who said he held a proxy for Mrs R H McLane of Nashville national committee woman from Tennessee com plained that the Frank report was entirely lacking in a program for the Negro voters He proposed that a special unit be created in the partys national committee with S100 to spend in gathering and disseminating mostly to the Nejtro press factual data af fecting the races political and economic security Churchs resolution offered at Fridays national committee meet ing at first was tabled The resolution not only com plained about the Frank report but said the national committee had not seen fit to provide ma chinery for properly inquiring into the problems of the Negro in the light of present day conditions and the effect of the nexv dea philosophy of government upon his political and economic ex istence 100 MISSING IN BLIZZARD FOUND LUBBOCK Tex mately 100 school children ma rooned overnight during a blind ing snowstorm were found sate Saturday and U S army trucks plowed through deep drifts in an effort to bring aid to 20 others still held fast The 100 children missing for 12 hours on a highway near Tahoka were reported located near there at noon To the aid of the 20 others ma rooned near the same town Lub Vjock authorities dispatched trucks loaded with blankets medicine and food Deports Indicated some would need medical attention Throughol the Lubboclc area southern end of the Texas pan handle roads were barricaded by highway authorities who urged travelers to please keep off the roads every car trying to go around barricades making condi tions more hazardous every hour Burglars Hit North Iowa Bank AUSTINV1LLE U r glare vho cut a hole through a three nch steel vault escaped with an undetermined amount of cash rom the Austinville Savings bank iere Saturday S L Patterson the banks president said the burglars wheeled the biff round man ganesesteel vault into the rear room of the bank and cut it open with a torch We havent touched a thing e said We wont know how much was taken until we have a check made by officers and bank examiners Patterson said he did not know how much money was in the safe at the time of the rob bery A fellow across the street saw a couple of men near the bank at about this morning Patter son believe they were the robbers Patterson said the b a n k had been robbed a couple of times before The burglars left behind two 10 gallon milk cans in which they evidently carried water to cool the vault while cutting it The Austinville bank is the first one victimized by robbers or holdup men in Iowa this year A gang of safe crackers burned open several northern Iowa bonk vaults last year Austinville is in Butler count about 15 miles southwest ol Alii son the county seat Officers here said the lock 01 the bank door was expertly chiseled and that the hole burnet in the top of the safe was the worl of experienced yeggs Walter Austin who lives acres the street from the bank said h Eiiw activity in building short ly after a m when the bur glars were believed to have ar rived there He said two men patrolled the sidewalk but he did not know how many others were inside He notified the telephone oper ator here and the operator at tempted to call Patterson but wa unable to get him immediately the officers said Butler County Sheriff Franl Neal was notified but by that timi the burglars had fled Austin said The bank is regarded as a stroni one and remained in busines throughout the depression Races Planned for Sunday Postponed Skating races planned at Clei Lake Sunday have been postpone The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy some what colder in north and west Saturday night Sunday general ly fair MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday colder Saturday nijtht except in the Red River Valley IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 34 Minimum in night 29 At 8 a m Saturday 29 Precipitation OH Snowfall one inch YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 12 Snowfall 26 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi Valley Some precipitation in south and east portions at beginning of week and again about Wednesday or Thurs day moderately cold Northern Great Plains Gener ally fair except for some light snow middle of week moderately cold H for one week Lee Bawden ot th winter sports committee an nounccd Saturday Weather con ditions arc not favorable for skating event Mr Bawden stated LOOK INSIDE FOR HOWARD J CLARK Des Moines Lawyer Is Heart Disease Victim PAGE 2 Mason City Cagers in Double Fort Dodge Win PAGE n 300 Present at Garner Night School Banquet PAGB s UNRESTRICTED SUBWARFAREIS BERLIN THREAT British Navy Takes 300 Countrymen From Altmark Near Norway BERLIN UP An au liomcd German source de clared Saturday that hence orth German submarines vould conduct unrestricted varfaro against British and Trench ships The statement made amid great German angrer over Brit ish seizure of the German steamer Altmark meant that in the future German Uboats would torpedo any British or French or f r c i JT h t c sight without warning The authorized source explained also that unrestricted Uboat nre would be the result ot the statement by British First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill that in the future all allied ships ivould be armed 100 BRITISH SEAiMEY RESCUED IN NORWAY British navy thrust its long arm into a placid Norwegian fjord to rescue some 300 British mer chant seamen after a hand to hand clash aboard the famed German prison ship Altmark Thereby Norwar in whose territorial waters the action oc curred was plunged into the vortex of the bitterest contro versy involving a neutral thus far arising from the war The admiralty announced Sat urday that the destroyer Cossack Friday night dashed into Josing fjord sent a party aboard the Alt mark and took off men who had been captive since their capture in the South Atlantic by the now destroyed pocket battleship Ad miral Graf Spec lor which the Altmark was an auxiliary The Cossack landed the freed men Saturday afternoon at Lcith Scotland while crowds roared a welcome Ambulances were provided for injured sea men and buses for the otltcrs There was some variation in thr figures on the total rescued late reports giving the number as 275 The rescued men were taken away in ambulances and buses as great crowds outside the dock gates raised a roar of cheers aud ible half a mile away Some of Hie rescued men told ot joining in a freeforall melee in the Altmarks holds when the Eng lish voices of the boarding party from the Cossack were heard on deck demanding are there Eng lish aboard Among the first io land at Ieith was William Curtis of the Doric Star which was sunk in the south Atlantic about 11 weeks ago by Jhe Admiral Graf Spec We were confined about a fortnight without being on deck he said They would not let us see anything There was very little food We ate black bread and tea For a loiiff time we Rot no cold water we just had to put up with tea Sometimes we got washing water The Germans cannot get any praise from me They behaved very badly The skipper was a tyrant Four Germans were killed and five seriously wounded accord ing to reports both by the Brit ish and by the Germans and the British suffered one casualty in the fighting in which the Alt marks skipper advised Berlin the English made reckless use of weapons even against those fleeing across the ice or swimming in tlie water Norway protested bitterly to Britain against the allceed vio lation of her neutrality her premier himself coins to the British legation in Oslo ID deliv er the protest Germany protested against Nor ways failure to prevent the Brit ish raid on the Altmark and said the most serious consequences would ensue unless Norway met Berlins demands for restitution o the ship and indemnities Besides the Cossack the admir alty named two other destroyers the Intrepid and the Ivanhoe as taking part in a concentration oC British naval strength off the Fjord The German version placed the British strength at six war ships the Norwegian said seven The admiralty disclosed that while the Ivanhoe was wailing outside Josing Fjord she inter   

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