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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OM t or IOWA no HOME EDITION TMI NEWSFAFU THAT MAKES AU NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI IRtaHT VOL XLVI FIVE CENTS A COPY WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 119 TRADE PACT LIMITATION DEFEATED Difficulty in Spelling of Names By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist I SAW a newspaper reference the other day to exSenator Buckley of Ohio Buckley was the way it was spelled Of course I knew that exSenator Bulkley was the individual referred to But in the six years that he was on Capitol Hill dont think saw his name so spelled half a dozen times congressional directory which specializes on not making that kind of a mistake Whenever a political writer mentions a prominent public man and spells his name incorrectly always wonder if that writei knows in general what hes talk ing about But that suspicion probablys unjust to the writer Even if his spelling IS right its a safe be that some editor or printer or reader will correct it for ACT him in a certain class of cases in the Buckley category Incidentally Bulk leys for Buckleys first name and middle initial are Hobert J Yet somehow while he was in Washington the impression got abroad that his front name was Roy Most capital correspondents fell for it Its as Roy J Buckley that hell go down in history We once had a Senator Felix Hebertof Rhode Island in con gress Does anxoody suppose that he Tever got his name printed Not darned sigfit It always was orinted Herbert More of the Same Then there was Representative John M Robsion of Kentucky He was a highly notable legislator There was no more excuse for mis spelling his name than there would be for misspelling John N Gar ners But of course ho always fig ured as Robison or softencr Robinson For a long time in congress as a representative from Tennessee was one Ewin L Davis now member of the Federal Trade Commission Can that bird get ffis first name spelled Ewin in the newspapers I should say not It goes in Edwin regularly Not so long ago I ran across a newspaper reference right in a Washington daily to Joseph T Robinson as a late senator hes dead from Alabama Senator Robinson was enough o a notability to have been demo cratic majority leader of the upper congressional chamber He occa sionally was suggested as a presi WONT REQUIRE CONGRESS GRATIFICATION House Votes Down Proposal to Prevent Changing Certain Rates WASHINGTON UR The house Friday voted down 161 to 144 a proposal to make the ad ministrations reciprocal trade treaties subject to congressional ratification By a nine vote margin the house also rejected an amendment by Representative Wesley Disney DOkla that would have pro hibited the state department Irom changing the rates of excise taxes on Imported oil coal lumber arid copper That vote was 164 to 155 The ratification test came on an amendment by Representative Crowther RN Y that would have required approval by both houses of congress of any new trade treaties During debate on this proposal Representative Francis Case RS Dak shouted that the voters would be callec upon to decide this issue He promised the forthcoming republi can platform will include a plank demanding that these treaties be ratified by the senate or congress As the house moved toward fina vote on extending the trade ac hree years Representative Harry B Coffee DNebr then submit ted an amendment to require sen ate ratification of the tradi treaties Decorah Civil War Vet Who Had Been Pardoned in Race Track Slaying Dies 91 Year Old Man Succumbs at Soldiers Home in Marshalltown dential possibility gloria mundi Only Sic transi a few weeks Hulls visit to capital nil after his death he was obituaricc as from Alabama He hailed from Arkansas Not Strictly Apropos Hailed That reminds m though its not strictly It always makes me sore to read that some culprit was hailed into court A newspaperman has no busi ness to use a word that he hasnt the least notion of the meaning of Obviously hale is the term hes groping for Its archaic English for haul Why not look it up in the dictionary Some reporters also make con slant mention of a racketeer caught by the Gmen with a smoking weapon in his mitt Is there any chronicler militarily so unsophisticated as not to be aware that nothing but smokeless powder is available in the present era Thursday a rarity for him sinc he entered the cabinet empha sized the importance which lie attached to the house actitO H conferred with DemocraticLead er Rayburn and democratic mem bers of the house ways and means committee for nearly two hours Led by Representative Coffee D a small group of farm state democrats lined up with re publicans behind the senate rati fication amendment Other farm members talked of an amendment to prohibit reducing tariffs to a point which would bring the cost of an imported commodity below tHe cost of producing the same article in this country Extension of the trade pro tram for three years is one of the administrations key recom mendations for this session of congress Unless it is author ized no more reciprocal trade pacts can be negotiated by the state department after June 12 While the house wrestled with the trade program the senate was in recess Its finance committee is ready however to begin con sideration of the extension reso lution Monday The house banking committee took up the senateapproved bill designed to give the cxportim port bank another I for loans to Finland Sweden Norway and other countries I House leaders worked out a ten tative agreement to permit speedy Admits Stabbing and Beating Woman to Death in Joplin Mo JOPLIN Mo truck driver told County Prosecutor Roy Coyne Fridaythat he stabbed and beat pretty Mrs Eula Gipson Kinsal 28 to death then ripped the clothes from the body in drunken maniacal fury and scat tered them over a weed patch I must have been a maniac but I was drunk Delmar Petty 32 father of three children said He was charged with murder Petty said he had taken the beauty shop operator who was estranged from her husband to a roadhouse Wednesday night He had been drinking all day he said and remembered nothing of what had happened after they arrived action on the legislation Monday provided the committee approved it during the weekend National Governors Conference Will Be Held in Minnesota ST PAUL Harold E Stassen announced Friday the ex1 ccutivc committee of the national governors conference had decided to hold this years meeting at a northern Minnesota summer resort June 2 3 4 and 5 The specific resort has not yet been chosen Last years conference was held at Albany N Y and New York City with about 30 state governors present MARSHALLTOWN T Grattan 91 year old Civil var veteran convicted of killing man during a race track argu ment at Decorah in 1933 died early Friday morning in the Iowa old soldiers home hospital of arterio scelerosis Gov George Wilson last Au gust pardoned the aging veter an after he bad served all but three months of an year term for manslaughter Grattan was born in Janesville Wis July 26 1848 and enlisted in the Union navy at the age of 15 He was sentenced for the shoot ing of Claude Meade a horse trader during a Quarrel at the Decorah fairgrounds July 21 1933 He formerly lived there if if if The Iowa supreme court re versed the original conviction of murder and Grattan pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge at his second trial Grattan contended he was pro tecting a grandson from an attack by Meade when Meade was slain He is survived by his widow who lives at the old soldiers home here two sons and a daughter Funeral burial will take place at the Soldiers home here Monday Grattan and his wife went to Des Moincs last August to plead with Governor Wilson for a com mutation of the sentence so they could attend the G A R encamp ment held at Pittsburgh Pa The parole board was sitting in the governors outer office at the time the couple made their plea After hearing the plea Governor Wilson consulted theboar6V then announced an immediate commu tation for Grattan and later issued a full pardon 1 Grattan first was sent to Fort Madison penitentiary but later was transferred to the Soldiers home to be with his wife He was returned to the prison in Decem ber 19315 but a few days after was back in the home In the closing months of the administration for former Gover nor Nelson G Kraschel a letter of appeal was written from Mar shalltown asking for a pardon for the war veteran but Kraschel re fused on the grounds Grattan was still vindictive Gov George A Wilson suspend ed the last three months of Grat tans penitentiary term last Aug ust The aging veteran had been committed to Fort Madison peni tentiary but had been kept severs years at the soldiers home because of his poor physical condition Grattan was sentenced for shooting Claude Meade a Horse trader during a quarrel at the Decorah fairgrounds July 21 1933 He was 85 years old at the time Convicted originally of murder the supreme court reversed the decision and Grattan pleadei guilty to the manslaughter count He formerly lived in Decorah Grattan and his wife slippei away from technical custody at th home last summer to plead with the governor for commutation tha would enable them to attend th G A R national encampment a Pittsburgh Pa The governor consented to th request but Grattans poor healtl kept him at the Marshalltown in stitution MARVIN T GKATTAN BRITISH PLAN REPLY TOILS Assert Blockade Is Reprisal for German Violation of Rules LONDON reply the United States protest against the allied blockade of Ger nan exports was reliably under stood Friday tobe a defense of the lockadc as a reprisal for alleged German violations of the rules of Hull Will Withhold Announcing Aspirations Until FR Tells Plans WASHINGTON of State Cordell Hull was report ed reliably Friday to have told friends that he will withhold any announcement of his presidential aspirations until President Roose velt reveals his plans for 1940 Word of Hulls views have been passed out at the capitol as talk of his candidacy for the 1940 dem ocratic nomination increased Sev eral southern democrats arc boosting Hull for the nomination and his name also has been men tioned in other quarters The Thursday o Herschel Johnson United States charge daffaires for forwarding to Washington Its contents have not been officially disclosed Authoritative British sources VISIBILITY CUT AS SNOW FALLS IN NORTH IOWA Cold Wave Predicted as Bitter Temperatures Are Shpwn in Canada Snow reported two to three inches deep Friday noon swept through Mason City and North Iowa as a cold wave was pre dicted that promised to send Iowa temperatures into subzero read ings by Saturday morning Three inches of snow in Worth Mitchell and Floyd were reported by the highway commission office in Mason City Other surround ing counties reported amounts from a trace to two inches In Mason City the snow was light and driving and reported at three inches Friday after noon Although all roads in North Iowa were reported open the highway patrol station in Mason City urged motorists to use cau tion as the highways were slip pery and vision was partly ob scured by snow freezing on the windshields Snow plows were sent out Fri day by the highway commission office to keep the roads clear The plows were using small blades and encountered no difficulty in clearing the roads A sudden cold wave swept eastward from tlie Colorado Rockies Friday ivhich caused the Des Moines weather bureau to predict subzero tempera tures throughout the state by Saturday morning The sajdUiat 30 below zero readings Friday fn Al berta and Saskatchewan Canada presaged sharp temperature drops for the Hawkeye state A mass of cold air is following a barometric disturbance which is British Fleet Extends Into Tangles of Neutrality Says Churchill to Warship Crews TReveals England Now LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS ROBERT XAFT Wife of Candidate Campaigns in Behalf PAGE 2 Hancock Grand Jury Will Meet March 12 PAGE 5 Badgers May Be Hard Foe for Loop Leader PAGE 9 said they were at a loss to account moving rapidly eastward from for the belated stir in the United Colorado and the northwest the States over published accounts of i bayonetpoint search of the American Clipper at Bermuda Jan IB for mail censorship These sources asserted that they still were without information of the incident through official chan nels Papal Nuncio Will Observe in Poland VATICAN CITY Vati can news service said Friday it had been announced in Berlin that Monsignor Cesare Orsenigo papal nuncio to Germany would go shortly to Poland to observe re ligious conditions there The news service said the proposed trip re sulted from a special meeting of cardinals at the Vatican WELLES WILL MEET HITLER U S Charge dAffaires Visits Nazi Secretary of State in Berlin BERLIN States Undersecrotary of State Sumner Welles on his way to Europe to study conditions in the belligerent and other capitals will have a conference with Fuehrer Hitter when he comes here it was dis closed Friday United StatesCharge dAffaires Alexander Kirk visited the Ger man secretary oE state Baron Emst von Weizsaecker for 40 min utes Friday apparently in con nection with Welles visit Although the visit was de scribed by an embassy spokesman routine it was known that a tentative program was agreed upon for the visit of Welles who is due to arrive in Italy Sun day night Assuming that Welles reaches Berlin by next Tuesday it wns tentatively agreed Friday that he would meet German Foreign Min ister Joachim von Ribbcntrop on Tuesday or Wednesday and that immediately after would follow a conference with Hitler weather bureau said It should bring temperature drops of 20 de grees or so to Iowa Saturday The bureau said that five below readings could be expected in the northwest section of the state probably Saturday morning when the cold wave strikes Readings in the remainder of the state probably will drop to the zero to five above range In Canada Edmonton had a 32 below reading Friday while Mon tana North Dakota and Minnesota also were plunged into the subzero range temperatures reaching 24 or 25 below zero in open country in some places Temperatures Friday morning were about five degrees above nor mal in Iowa after dropping to 13 at Mason City and 14 at Iowa Falls SEEK DIVORCE Tuneful Romance With Crooner Tony Martin Has Discordant Ending HOLLYWOOD tune ful romance of bluessinger Alice Faye and her handsome radio crooning husband Tony Martin has come to a discordant ending Alice plans to get a divorce The blond actress and the dark haired radio star who also has achieved prominence in the movies eloped to Yuma Ariz Sept 3 1837 Neither had been married before But their music I careers linked at first finally pulled them apart Martins radio and orchestra work kept him constantly on the road or in the east Has 1700 Auxiliary Naval Ships in Service LONDON UR Winston Churchill first lord of the ad miralty declared Friday that the ong arm of British sea power tretches into the tangles of one ided neutrality as well as against he German fleet Welcoming borne he crews nt the warships Ajax and Exeter Churchill revealed that Britain now has 1700 auxiliary naval ships in service and that the na tion has a new slogan The navy is here if He referred to the British inva ion of Norwegian territorial wa ers to rescue the AHmork prison ers after which British squadrons were reported watching for enemy vessels off northern Norway 01 the route to the Finnish Arctl coast and the soviet base at Mur mansk Last weeks rescue by the de stroyer Cossack under the noses of the enemy and amid the tangles of onesided neutrality proves that the long arm of British seapower can be stretched not only for our foes but also our faithful friends he said Then he said that a new slogan must be added to Nelsons famous remark that England expects ev ery man to do his duty To Nelsons signal may now be added last weeks the navy is here1 he said Churchill told the Exeter and Ajax crews that the navjwas prosecuting the war without a moments respite and praised their contribution to the ulti mate victory i The two ships participated jn tin attle off Uruguay which endec vith the scuttlinjt of the nazi pock t battleship Graf Spee The crews ere greetedwith a thunderous elcomeand parade That battle Churchill said in ic dark and cold of winter servec o warm the cockles of the British cart The navy which has lost almos 000 lives in the war is engagec i a hard unrelenting struggle hich goes on night and day witii ut a moments respite he said MOST FURIOUS BATTLE OF WAR IS IN PROGRESS Tanks and Artillery Participate in Huge Scale Offensive HELSINKI Finland red army shock troops smashed through snow and sleetin a cli mactic offensive against the Man nerheim line Friday alter losing more than 3000 to a Finnish Thursdays attacks Russian tanks and artillery par ticipated in a huge scale in the fighting before Viipuri where Finnish messages reported the most furious battle of the war was Quake Toll Mounts to 125mKaisari ANKARA death toll n the earthquakestricken region of Kaisari Asiatic Turkey mount ed to 125 Friday with hundreds more reported injured Thousands were left homeless when n series of temblors starting on Wednes lay damaged 11 villages and killed thousands of cattle CLOSE SWEDISH SCHOOLS STOCKHOLM gov ernment Friday ordered all Swed ish schools to close from March 5 to 27 owing to extreme cold Canadian Soldiers Discharge Tear Gas at Oliver Stanley ALDERSHOT England Canadian soldiers Friday fired a tear gas barrage at Oliver Stan ley war secretary and their own staff officers accidentally during an inspection of the Canadian troops A unit of the Canadian expedi tionary force was being trained in the construction of trenches undev a gas attack The officer n charge not noticine the arrival the war secretary fired off a tear gas bomb Stanley was not carrying a gas mask The officers accompanying him did not have theirs ready The war secretary and his escorts were caught in the gas They ran from the gas zone their eyes streaming None how ever was affected seriously After bathing their eyes the of ficial party resumed its insneclion The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow mixed with rain at limes in southeast portion Friday night Saturday snow flames much colder cold wave Friday night and Saturday in west and central and in ex treme east portion Saturday MINNESOTA Cloudy snow except alon northern border colder except in northcentral portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy snow flurries in extreme east colder in south cold wave Friday night and Saturday in south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 23 Minimum Thursday night 13 At 8 a m Friday 15 Snow 15 inches Precip 08 inch Friday afternoon snow and sleet measured 3 inches in Mason City providing slippery roads and re ducing visibility YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum 3 Snowfall Tr ALICE seek divorce Women Jurors Faced With 4 Day Recess Want Sewing Machine LOS ANGELES if Faced with a fourday recess six women jurors demanded a sewing ma chine Judge William J Palmer said there were several obstacles in cluding rental for a ma chine but he would do his best He the county counsel and the board of county supervisors cu a few yards of red tape and go the machine The women cut their patterni and are sewing at top speed The trial resumes Monday TWO ARE HANGED MONTREAL an Mary Louise Grondin a prayer o their lips were hanged in th Montreal jail yard Friday for th poison murder of Mrs Grondin former husband NEW WAVE OF SUBS REPORTED Naval Experts Believe Force Consists of Newly Built Craft PARIS high com mand Friday reported a nev vave of German submarines op rating against allied warships an nerchant shipping in the Nortl ea Naval experts expressed th elief the force was composed o xaft recently constructed an cnt out as soon as crews cotil be assembled French sources said the subma appeared several days ag nit the number and fighting powe of the group remained to be deter mined The belief generally is held i naval circles that the Germa submarine fleet works in relay with one group in port for refittin while another is at sea The western front was quie outside of artillery fire AcriE forces on both sides fulfilled m merous reconnaissance and photo graphic missions but no engage ments were reported Early Friday the French chan ber of deputies voted to hold national day of aid for Finland Telephone communications be liveeen Helsinki and Copenhagen were disrupted at p m Co penhagen time Tlie red army attack was di eted chiefly against Viipuri So heavy was the snow that any tanks were bogged down ighting was most fierce in the no ans land in the Koivisto sector i the coast Finnish batteries on ic Koivisto Island group off tlie of Koivisto raked the Rus an lines with shells of all cali eis The Russians were making a esperate effort to capture Viipuii riday the 22d anniversary of tlie dundation of the red army and avy Even with a sudden smash irough the Mannerheim line the Russian invaders would be forced o battle for every foot of Finnish oil a military informant de lared as the red army went into ts 23rdday of assaults Finns IHopping on 18th Division WITH FINNISH ARMY North cast of Lake Ladoga 8th Russian division from Jaro Inv still lies on the field here a itter of twisted metal and dead men covering many acres Russian columns arriving too late o rescue the 18th are sharing a similar fate The Finns arc mop ing up now hampered only by Russian airplanes The Finnish genera command ng this front where the Russians lave tried desperately to break hrough and cut off the Karelian sthmus and its Manneiheim line rom the north described with maps chalk and a pointer the an nihilation of the 18th division The feat is weeks old now but still one of Hie Finnish armys proudest accomplishments He told foreign correspondents hat at one point in the road where 500 Russians bodies carpet lie snow the Russians were varned by loud speaker that they would be destroyed unless they hrew their rifles over their shoul ders and knelt in token of sur The Russians replied with machine gun fire the general said and a little later the Finns mowed them down with machine guns Practically no one escaped the general said MRS ED SMITH OF MANLY DIES 77 Year Old Woman Succumbs During Coughing Spell Ed U Smith 77 died at her home in Manly Friday morning during a coughing soell Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Bethel Evangelical church m Manly Burial will be at Ply mouth her former home Surviving arc four children Mrs W F Ford of Manly Mrs Clarence Dancliff of Rock Falls Sirs Frank Bliss of Menomincc and Fred of Menomincc Minn and a sister Mrs McMurtie of Minneapolis Two sons preceded her in death Field Marshal Carl Gustave M a n n c rhcim commanderin chicr of Finlands military forces and Ecneralljregarded as one of the ablest strategists of the age is shown recently in his head auarlcrs Somewhere in Fin land It was Manncrhcim who liberated tlie Finns from Rus sian rule two decades ago   

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