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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME k ftlffiitj New OEPT OF IOWA COUP IA HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASED WIRES nvr CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION Ofte NO 123 HULL REVEALS POSTWAR PROGRAM See Danger in Wars of Reds Japs By CHARLES P STEWART STATE SECRETARY COR DELL HULL faces considerable opposition in congress as against his thesis that the United States is in no danger Irom either ChinoJapanese 01the Russo Finnish con flict therefore that it would be a mistake for us to put our neutrality law in effect in ei ther of these situations It generally is Cordell Hull agreed that the Finnsoviet fight doesnt endanger us immediately There are plenty of critics however who argue that a complete Russian victory would threaten us ultimately And they take the view that Japan already threatens American interests on the Asiatic mainland and that the setting up of a Japanesecontrolled government in China would in volve us in trouble with Nippon in short order In fact its pointed out that pun relations with Tokio are strained at present There isnt any question that nur neutrality law applies to the con flict between Britain and France versus Germany The allies and the reich are at declared war Nominally though so far as were concerned Japan isnt at warwith China nor is Russia at war with Finland because there havent been any declarations Nevertheless we can announce thatas we see it a state of war exists between the Japanese and the Chinese and between the Rus sians and the Finns Japans Ambitions 1 Now Idont think anybody dis putes that Japan not only is try ing to conquer China but that the mikados aim is to crowd all occi dental business out of Chinese ter ritory This includes American business Its a commercial grab at Americas expense among other countries Later itll be worse if the Jap anese develop ambitions in the Philippines Alaska Hawaii and maybe on the LatinAmerican west coast which theyve talked about hitherto Wed have a stake tooif they should take a liking to Hongkong French IndoChina possibly Australia and the Dutch East Indies But these are more remote con siderations Uncle Sams interest in China is pretty urgent To say that Japan is no threat to the United States strikes me as an exaggeration 4 As to Russia During the last World war I spent some time in Scandinavia At that stage of the game Rus sia was proally But Russia was looking ahead BRITISH FORCE MAY LEAVE TO GIVE FINNS AID Protest Is Made to Half Measures Given So Far to Defenders By DREW MIDDLETON LONDON expedition ary force supported by menof war and planes and designed to strike at soviet Russian forces in Finland has been the subject of serious discussion in military and nayal circles for the past month it was learned authoritatively Wed nesday Talk of such an expedition has been inspired by protests against halfmeasures of aid for Finland expressed by such divergentper 500 British Are Already on Way to Front in Finland LONDON British volunteers members of an international brigade organ ized to help Finland against Russia were disclosed Wednes day to be already on their way to the northern war front This first contingent com prises about a quarter of the international force enlisted in Britain to jive unofficial mili tary aid to the Finns It was reported that Hermit Roosevelt son of the late presi dent Theodore Roosevelt was considered for the post of com mander of the brigade tonalities as former War Secre tary Leslie HpfeTBelisha and Coin all the same Its objective was the Norwegian port of Narvik in northern Norway on the Atlantic Thats the place its shooting Cor today If Stalin gets Finland he wont haye far to go to get to Narvig From there hell have an Atlantic point to shoot from Favor Expression For all these reasons theres a pretty strong sentiment on capitol hill in favor of a definite expres sion by Uncle Sam outlining his position It may seem as if neither Japan nor Russia should be of fended by an outright announce ment that were neutral Never theless wed be serving notice in mander Oliver LockerLampson member of parliament The expeditionwould 1 Give the Finns relief hi the form of trained of it 2 Strike at Russia which now is classed with Germany in most British public speeches as an enemy nation despite the fact the soviet union and Great Brit ain technically are still at peace with each other 3 Stall Eussian economic as sistance to blockaded Germany The reasoning here is that Rus sia would have few supplies to spare once she were matched against a wellarmed and nu merically strong foe With the western front sti static the allies are said to b turning to a broader concept o strategy Finland and the middl east are looked upon by military and naval authorities as potentia fields for flanking attacks on Rus sia and Germany Reds Try to Follow Up Isthmus Gains By WADE WERNER HELSINKI bomb ing planes continued to strike a Russian communications troop concentrations Wednesda while land forces repelled contin UGd red army attempts to folio up its advantage on the Karelia isthmus the Finnish armys com munique said Wednesday The communique however gave little news on the isthmus fight ing which was believed to be raging undiminishcd in intensity The high command in only a brief reference to Russias drive on Viipuri said the enemy suf fered heavily in fighting in which the Finnish troops fought defensive actions In this fighting which occurred Tuesday several Russian tanks ubilant Republicans Cheer Victories in Ohio Vote McGregor Is Winner in Clear Cut Test of New Deal Sentiment COLUMBUS Ohio ant republicans Wednesday leered decisive victories in two hio congressional elections as ortending a new deal rout in ovember contests and as a rushing blow to any third term ipirations of President Roose elt Republicans selected Contrac torPolitician J Barry Mc Greeor in a district represented for the last nine years by a democrat they named wealthy Frances Payne Bolton Ohios first congresswoman to suc ceed her late husband from a traditionally republican area The terms are 10 months Tuesdays results said Gov John V Bricker show Ohio is firmly ntrenched in the republican col imn Novembers results will tell different story replied Arthur j Limbach state democratic hairman The result emphatically showed i trend away from the new deal asserted 43yearold McGregor of Vest Lafayette elected in the 171th district which is predomi nately rural with a sprinkling of mediumsized industrial cities He defeated 27482 to 22985 Byron B Ashbroot Johnstown banker and nephew of the late Representative William A Ash brook who represented the dis trict 23 of the last 33 years The new deal was a clearcut issue in their campaign In the 22nd embracing part ot Cleveland sociallyprominent Wrs Bolton mother of three grown polled 40882 votes to 24348 for Parma attorney Fleger riding the Roosevelt landslide of 1936 was the only democrat ever to represent the district since it was formed in 1914 He lost his seat in 1938 io Chester C Bolton who died Oct 29 two months before sentative Ashbrook Mrs Bolton will be the seventh woman member of congress Representative Dudley White republican candidate for the U S senatorial nomination said the 17th district outcome is a sample of the way in which Ohio will lead the way to republican vic tory in 1940 MRS FRANCES BOLTON Chamberlain Ordered to Pay in Death of Hublitz in Air Crash ALBANY N Y D Chamberlin transAtlantic flyer has been ordered by the New York state labor department to pay to the family of Capt Harry Hublitz who died in an airplane crash Oct 21 1935 at Troy N Y The order was issued the de ITIU vt V lllg 111 I effect that we know theyre at war the Finns sad when they say theyre not More over theyd know perfectly well that we consider them wanton ag gressors Besides numerous con gressmen want to shut off ship ments of our supplies particularly munitions to these belligerents which would be a great hardship to the Japanese it wouldnt make so much difference to the Rus sians However the latter certain ly would feel affronted Secretary Hulls view is that such a policy on our part simply would be looking for trouble and he thinks theres no present neces sity for us to do so He has ex plained to our congressional for eign relations committees that he believes the state department has both the RussoFinnish and Jap aneseChinese situations fully in hand and he objects to any more legislative tinkering with the current stage of the game anyway This was the least space given to the isthmus fighting for some time Tuesdays statement dis closed that the Russians were threatening to encircle Viipuri with a drive across the ice crusted bay of Viipuri The Finns said that they re1 pulsed Russian attempts to ad vance northeast of Lake Ladoga and that operations against sur rounded enemy positions con tinued at Kuhmo further north Finnish sources announced 521 Russian planes have been shot down since the start of the war These sources estimated the total valoe of these planes at or five tiroes the Finnish financial losses due to bom bints The Finns reported 1310 Rus sian tanks have been destroyed or captured Many were said to have been repaired and used by the Finns pavtment said Wednesday because the Aviators Chamberlin Flying Service Inc Hublitz employer was declared to be a New York concern subject to the workmens compensation law Hublitr died in a takeoff crash while barnstorming through New England and New York lowan 111 Used e to Summon Aid BOONE Peterson is recuperating here in the home of his daughter Mrs L W Hen dricks from a harrowing experi ence in his Pequot Minn resi dence Ill of heart disease he went unattended for nine days Help came after he placed a message in a bottle tied the container around the dogs neck and sent the animal across the lake to a neigh bor MUCH OF IOWA REPORTS SLEET Snow Also Leaves Highways Slippery in Some Sections DES MOINES an now blanketed much of low Tuesday night and Wednesday al though the sun broke through an the snowfall halted Wednesda morning at DCS Moines where th heaviest precipitation was re ported The weather bureau repprtec 27 of an inch of precipitation here overnight part of which was in sleet and the rest in an inch and o half snow blanket The sleet and snow was general over much of Iowa he bureau said and although it left highways and roads slippery no blocking was reported No fresh precipita tion was reported at Mason City Thc mercury dropped to 10 de grees Tuesday night at Spirit Lake and 16 at Charles City after reaching a high of 37 degrees Tues day at Davenport and Keokuk Temperatures Wednesday morn ing averaged from one to 11 de grees above normal The bureau expected about the same general temperature range Wednesday night with cloudy weather and slowly rising tem peratures Thursday followed by light snow in northern Iowa FLOODS CAUSE 100000 LOSS N 10 MINUTES 3000 in Northern California Homeless as Result of Storm SAN FRANCISCO cloud urst sent three raging streams own on Berkeley Cal and auscd damage estimated at 00 within 10 minutes Wednesday Already through many parts of orthern California floods had orced some 3000 persons from ieir homes and caused property nd crop damage of hundreds thousands of dollars The flash flood burst through the floor of four business build ings at Euclid and Hearst avenue the norlh gate of the Uni versity of California campus It raised havoc with everything within four feet of the floor The flood swept down Hearst avenue to Berkeleys main business dis trict leaving a foot of mud in its wake Torrential rains o unseasonabl varmth poured down on 111 nountain snow flushing it into the already deluged valleys Nor mally dry creek beds became tor Rivers burst their bank under pressure At Sacramento key point in the river network the 1800foot gat was opened diverting millions o allans of water through the Yol Bypass and flooding 80000 acre of garden crops E H Fletcher federal meteor ologist at Sacramento warned tha a flood of serious proporitioh was upon the Sacramento an tributary feather rivers Condi Uons closely yapprqximated th serious flood of Rivers and creeks in the ric Sacramento valley ran at flooc stage but prospects of fair weathc brought hope of averting seriou consequences Officials of the state legisla ture considered calling a special session to take such action as may be necessary under the un usual conditions caused by devastating floods National guardsmen were 01 dered by Gov Culbert L Olso to help evacuate 70 families from homes in Yolo county where th Sacramento river was over i banks The cities of Redding in north ern California Napa in the nort San Francisco bay region an Santa Cruz on the central coas saw flood waters covering exten sive areas if The only apparent death blamed on the flood was report ed at Redding where Irene Clemens was missing after an auto in which she was riding overturned into a swollen creek Despite the downpour whic totaled almost nine inches durin a 24hour period in some place no one else was reported missin althoughrescue workers removec scores from their homes by boats OUTBREAK IS REPORTED DES MOINES II A Seidell state animal husbandry chief Wednesday reported a seri ous outbreak of sheep scab in southern Iowa CUT WHISKY PRODUCTION LONDON Minister W S Morrison announced Wed nesday that Britains whisky pro duction must be cut to onethird ot the 1939 output because of the shortage of grain for livestock Accident Takes Eye After Monkey Cornea WATERLOO Fremont H Clark 41 year old World war veteran of Wadena is destined to a life of total blindness He has just returned from New York where Dr Ramon Castrovisjo world famed eye surgeon of Columbia Medical Center discovered that an injury suffered to the left eye last July transplant of a monkey cornea would not help An accident in 1932 had cost Clark his right eye and destruction of vision in the left Dr Castroviejo tried transplants of Corneas frpm a stillborn infant without lasting result A monkey cornea was transplanted in 1936 and this was proving quite successful until thc accident of last Mason Citys LEAP YEAR BARGAIN DAY THURSDAY FEBRUARY 29 An extra special sales event for that extra day Thursday Read the Leap Year Bargain Day ads in the Globe Gazette then youll know what stores will have once in4yoars bargains He Wont Rote Thursday Eligible bachelors are the center of attraction these Leap days as can be seen above But even Jim Woods will be neglected Thursday by the sirls Theyll have a bigger interest in the bargain sales at Mason Citys stares on Leap Year Day when employes take Over the operations for the one extra business day in 1910 with the intention oC showing their employers how toestablish sales records Casting admiring glances at Mr Woods above from left to right back row are Kathlyn Miller Leona Baago and Harriet Gibbs front Rose Kramer and Inez Clark Lock photo Kayenay engraving CONVICT DIES IN LANDSLIDE Frost Leaving Ground Blamed for Crushing Man at Penitentiary DES MOINES landslide on the state penitentiary grounds Tuesday caused the death of one convict and serious injury to an other L E Burton 42 convicted Des Moines forger was crushed to death in the sudden slide of earth which prison authorities attributed to frost leaving the ground Eugene Cooper 29 suffered several fractures when his body was crushed in the Eliding earth Burton was sentenced in 1937 to serve 15 years for check for geryHe said that part of the money he obtained by forging checks was used to buy a wedding ing for his 16 year old bride Cooper was sentenced in o life imprisonment in connection with the slaying ot Albert Decker factory worker at Fort Madison He had been married only a month at thc time of his arrest The men were working with other prisoners cutting down a hilt on the prison grounds to increase the recreation area at the time of the slide LOOK INSIDE FOR The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy some what colder east and southcen tral Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy slowly rising temperature followed by light snow north MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional light snow northwest colder extreme east somewhat warmer extreme west Wednes day night Thursday intermittent light snow slightly warmer south and westcentral IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 29 Minimum Tuesday night 12 At 8 a m Wednesday 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 21 Precip 33 Snowfall 8 inches VIEWS SENT TO DIPLOMATS INALLOFWORLD Would Try to Prevent Regimentation Forces From Getting Control WASHINGTON Hull said Wednesday that con versations are under way between American diplomats and foreign governments all over the world in the interest ot preventing the forces of regimentation and eco nomic totalitarianism from gaining control after the end oE the war Hull revealed that copies of his recent statements concerning contacts made with neutrals with a view to establishing a better world order after peace have been sent to all American representatives abroad so that these diplomats could call them to the attention of he govern ments to which they are accred ited Asked nt his press conference whether this referred solely to capitals of neutral nations Hull said it meant all capitals The action was taken he said with a view to making prepara tions for postwar adjustments economic and military He empha sized that the conversations had nothing to do with conditions dur ing the war If the forces of peace and sta economic forces said are not organized pre paratory to the transition and re construction period after the war the forces of autarchy and regi mentation and economic totali tarianism probably would have the same tendency they had alter the World war This tendency he said was to spread their practices on an evernarrowing and more dis astrous basis through increasing areas of the world with much worse destructive effects than followed a similar policy after ten years of the postwar period The secretary 01 slate refused lo go at this time into the nature o the reaction from governments al ready contacted except to say his preliminary impression was that it was favorable He also said he could not say at this time whether any of these governments had submitted speci fic plans or programs for economic readjustment and disarmament agreements after the war DAVID LLOYD GEOUGE Says Nazis Keep Doors Open to Get Supplies PAGE 2 Mason City High Will Play Manly Cage Team PAGE 11 State Safety Council Plans Annual Meeting PACK 7 Burglar Picks Poor Time to Loot Vault BEDFORD I who looted thc vault in tin lor county clerks office poor night He got only S2750 in cash Thomas L Kuhn clerk said that was the smallest amount of cash that had been left in the vault overnight for many months Loan to Finland Wins Approval of House 168 to 51 WASHINGTON house passed Wednesday a bill to give the exportimport bank anotliei 5100000000 capita partly for a 520000000 loan to Finland The measure passed the house 168 to 51 As finally approved it was a revised version of the bill pnssed recently by the senate Thc house refused Wednesday lo eliminate rcsrictions against military uses from a Finnish loan It voted down by a standing vote ot 106 to 20 an amendment offered by Representative Miller RConn which would have per mitted Finland to use the money for purchases ot arms and muni tions as well as nonmilitary sup plies The house tentatively agreed to prohibit future loans by the ex portimport bank to a country in default on its war debts to the United States British Plane Forces Again Fly Over Berlin LONDON air minis try announced Wednesday that royal air force planes had made reconnaissance flights over Ber lin again last night The flight over Germany by British planes were the fifth reported in thc past six ord vote Earlier the house turned down an amendment to so change the loan bill as to strike at Latin American countries which have defaulted on bonds sold to United States citizens Yeggs Smash Door of Unlocked Safe DAYTONi it was unlocked thieves hammered open thc Dayton school safe with sledges early Wednesday and got less than two dollars for their pains LEAP YEAR DAY BARGAIN SALES PLANNED FOR THURSDAY
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