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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KURLOH r H 4 IOWA UNJS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS F1ILI LEASED WIRES CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 4 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 127 ITALY PROTESTS BRITISH BLOCKADE GOPfor Some of Hull Plan By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist AN ESPECIALLY interesting detail of the republican program committees statement of princi ples with a view to the coming national campaign is to be found In the organizations partial acqui escence in State Secretry Hulls reciprocal trade policy which hes been de veloping since early in the Roosevelt re gime S e c ie t a ry Hull if not an out and out free trader at Cordell Hull east s a very low tariff advocate My own im pression is that his reciprocal treaties aim at the ultimate abo lition of custom houses or tariffs for revenue only Evidently how ever the state departmental head thinks this would be an overdose ail at once lor a country so habit uated to the protective philosophy as ours is and is trying to accom plish his end through his recipro cal bargains by degrees That is to say if some other na tion will lower its tariffs in our lavor well correspondingly lower ours in favor of the other chaps For instance Brazil produces a lot of tropical stuff that we need being entirely untropical ourselves whereas Brazil needs plenty of our manufactured goods being mainly a nonindustrial realm So Secre tary Hull proposes a big reduction in our tariffs on tropical raw ma terial in return for a Brazilian re duction of our processed junk He has concluded 20odd these compacts with other gov ernments and reliable calcula tions show thattheyve been mu tually A few nar row interests spokesmen deny it but the figures generally are ac cepted as indicated by the repub lican program committees repor committee being one which wouldnt be likely to speak wel of the Hull plan if it didnt sin cerely THINK well of it in mod eration Partisan Traditions Of course the democratic party has been traditionally profrc trade or tariff for revenue only Its been so theoretically In prac Vice this hasnt been altogether tin case Democratic legislators quid uniformly have voted for big tariffs against imports whicl threaten to encourage foreigi competition by countries produc tive of commodities that their w localities are rich in Republicans equally traditional y have been high protectionists Yet a few of them have preached not free trade but free world exchanges of noncom petitive commodities James G Blaine was an early reciprocity apostle But just following the last World war republicanism went protcctionalistically a bit cuckoo As Senator E P Costigan of Colorado who had been a mem ber of the federal tariff commis sion once told me protection seemed to him to have become nothing short of a religion to such lawmakers as Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Hawley framers of the celebrated Smoot Hawley schedule soon after Presi dent Hoovers election Parenthet ically Hoover never pretended overly to like that law At that SmootHawley hearing preceding the laws enactment I recall that Yankee apple growers demanded a prohibities tariff sgainst bananas which ve cant grow except under glass in order to make Americans eat apples Earlier Traditions Republicans of today as sug gested by Chairman Glenn Frank of ihc G O P program commit tee are getting back to Blaine republican Hull democratic reciprocity Heres where they clash Hull got congressional authori zation to conclude pacts without any legislative o k The constitu tion provides that an executive treaty requires senatorial approval to become effective Secretary Hull has been concluding em with no approval whatever Congress is jealous The legislators dont kick on the treaties per EC What they say is that treaties concluded by the state department arent effective until only by the senators as per the constitution but by the house of representa tives too R OBSERVES SEVENTH YEAR OF NEW DEAL Atmosphere Teems With Speculation on 3rd Term Possibility By D HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON Roosevelt reached the seventh an niversary of his precedentbreak ng new deal regime Monday in an atmosphere teeming with spec ulation over whether he would seek a third term Third term or not the graying president at 58 still gets a kick out ot his job his associates say despite reports that he is tiring of it Rumors continue that he will favor Secretary Hull or Attor ney General Jackson as his suc cessor if he steps out of picture But no one is ready o slate what his position might be when the democratic conven tion meets on July 15 Many politicians believe the re port on peace prospects which Undersecretary Welles will bring back from Europe may help the president chart liis course In observance of Mondays anni versary Mr Roosevelt attended a special morning service at the Applause and Boos Eat Up Speakers Time in Congress WASHINGTON sentative Robert F Rich R obtained one minute of speaking time in the house Mon day Today seven years ago President Roosevelt tookoffice nc Representative John E kin applauded loud ly and the democrats took it up using up about 30 seconds of Richs lime After one year from now Rich finally managed to say well be in office Republicans applauded and democrats booed using about 15 seconds more My time is about up Rich went on you read what I have to say about the nev deal in the Record Cheers boos and applause drowned out part of the sentence containing mention of a third term for the president church of the Johns Episcopal Monday nigh the cabinet will entertain him an Mrs Roosevelt at dinner W The president attained the seventh milestone of his ad ministration by enlarging on one of his many firsts His Panama cruise added more than 4000 miles to the presidential travel record which he set a year His tolal noiv Is about 178000 miles Mr Roosevelts first 100 days in the white house were his busiest It was a gloomy March 4 seven years ago when he stood on the capitol steps and promised action to a people who had seen their Homes Topple as Heart of Pennsylvania City Caves In SHENANDOAH Pa M i dcity Sbenandoah sank slowly Monday toppling homes and cracking business buildings as abandoned anthracite mine workings below thetown col lapsed after a 24 hour rain Residents awakened by Ihe rumbling that warned of the cavein fled from a 16block area that settled slowly Police Chief Frank AlinsUy said no one was killed or injured but prop erty damage was heavy By 8 a m seven hours after the sinking was detected many buildings had settled 18 inches and widening cracks streaked across many brick structures Many homes were split in tsvo Gas and water mains were broken Street pavements cavetl in Women sobbed hysterically among the hundreds of specta tors who looked on from safe areas outside the section police roped off Many saw their houses collapse State police from all nearby stations were summoned to help the Sbenandoah police force maintain order and patrol the endangered section Telephone service to Slienan Now About My Operation Gaping hole in the middle of this 250foot tanker Comet shown in drjdock at Kivcr Kouge Mich marks the place where a new 74foot section is to be spliced into middle adding 14400 bar rets to her oil capacity of 25400 After girders and rivets had been removed powerful winches yanked the ship apart Fire Department Calls Off Shift for Downtown Blaze South Federal Apartments Damaged in Second Floor Fire twisted away nomic tempest by an eco URGES CENSUS QUESTIONS GUT Subcommittee Would Eliminate Queries on Personal Income WASHINGTON tative sources said Monday that a senate commerce subcommittee had approved a resolution recom mending that questions regarding personal income be eliminated from the 1840 census The committee agreed that its action should be kept secret until Tuesday but a reliable source told reporters that the resolution by Senator Tobey RN H had been approved by a vole of three to two It was reported the committee voted to keep its action secret be cause the commerce department had asked additional time to file a statement It was added however that the subcommittee intended to take no further vote Considerable damage was done to one of the apartments in the building nt Federal avenue by fire which was dis covered shortly ifter 2 ocolck but it was brought under control be fore it spread to other rooms The apurtmcnl was that of Alva Smith The fire was discovered by a neighbor Guy Cherry who heard something fall and investi gated to find the entire room ablaze Smoke immediately filled the corridors and neighboring ten ants crawled on the floor to reach the stairway The fire was brought under con trol approximately half an hour after the fire department re sponded to the alarm although it had penetrated the ceiling and gone into the rafters of Ihc build ing One crew forced its way into the blazing room through the smoke while another went to the roof Damage was estimated by How ard OLcary representative of MacNidcr and Company the own ers of the building at approxi mately S5000 Mrs E L Noble operator of the apartment said that furniture and equipment was covered by insurance The entire day force of the fire department was on the scene and the off shift brought in to man the station in case of other calis No 2 engine from the substation on South Federal avenue atso was brought in for use if The fire was believed to have originated in an easy chair Mr Smith an elderly man was not at home at the time and could not immediately be located for ques RECOVKR STOLEN CIGAKETS r WATERLOO ibuu Thc executive cnti points out sand cigarcts stolen Friday night Jit II lilHTOI nni li1 J Hint it never can get any action with the legislators indefinitely arguing were recovered Sunday in a cache in the Illinois yards here Central railxvay tioning Several attracted hundred persons were to the scene by hc smoke and fire engines and filled the street in front of the bviilding as well as the alley in the rear Little of the activity could be seen from the street however since the apartment where the fire was localized was the second room from the front of the build ing Damage to the other rooms was mainly by smoke WONT APPROVE 6YRDFUNDS Appropriations Group Trims From Request of F R WASHINGTON house appropriations committee refused Monday to approve another 000 appropriation for the Byrd Antarctic expedition saying that it had been misinformed last year as to the expeditions needs At the same time the committee made other cuts in the interior department bill to trim a total ol S2n8f3277 from President Roose velts request for the department The committee recommended for all of the depart ments activities Its action pushed the total of congressional reduc tions in presitlcntiil budget esti mates past S293000flOO The 8250000 fund for the Byrd expedition was refused on the ground that the committee was given wrong information last year as to how long it would be neces sary to provide money for that project Asserting that S350 000 already had been appropriated for the purpose the committee left provision of further funds to fu ture action Also disallowed was a S9B5350 request for a new mapmaking project for the geological survey The committee said that since the maps were suggested as being of strategic military importance the money should be provided under the leading of military ap propriations All told the gco lOEical survey was cut SI247130 below lie chief executives re quest STATE SAFETY COUNCIL NAMES M1WILTY HEAD Education to Reach Few Drivers Causing Most Accidents Is Urged DES MOINES F Mc Nulty Sioux City was elected president of the Iowa State Safety council Sunday to succeed W Earl Hall Mason City editor Hall was elected chairman of the executive newly cre ated the councils annual meeting Vie Stueland Forest City was elected treasurer to succeed Lester W Wilke AH other incumbent of ficers were reelected They are V H Lovejoy of Jefferson Arthur W Hyke of Waterloo and Judge Bernard A Brown of Sioux City vice presidents and Mrs Charles F Pye Des Moines secretary 3ft 3ft K The council passed resolutions Indorsing a fourpoint safety program adopted by the execu tive committee in January and urging Gov George A Wilson to appoint President IMcNulty to the post on the governors three man safety committee now held by Hall A resolution of appreciation was passed by the council for the work accomplished by Mr Hall presi dent and Lester Wilke Carroll treasurer who retired Mr Hall had served the state organization since it was formed in December 1934 Paul Jones Evanston III pub licity director of the National Safety council urged that educa tional measures be taken to reach the relatively small number of drivers who cause the majority of the accidents Jones said scare publicity em phasizing the high record of acci dent deaths had not proved as ef fective as publicity pointing out the expense involved in an acci dent He said the national council liad been successful in engineering safety into the automobile and liighway construction but had failed to do the same with the guy behind the wheel Other speakers were Lieut Gov Bourke B Hickenlooper Public Safety Commissioner Karl W Fischer and Superintendent of Public Instruction Miss Jessie Parker Dr J E Evans professor of psychology at lown Slate col lege urged a program to install rundsidc parking places for weary LOOK INSIDE FOR HAMLIN GARLAND Former North lowan in Critical Condition PAGE 2 motorists Little Hope Seen in Welles Peace Search COL 2 EDITORIAL PAGE Achievement Day at Clarion Is March 19 STATEPAGE District Play Ready in Iowa Boys Cage Tilt SPORTS PAGE doah from nearby communities was disrupted A steady downpour of rain which fell for the past 24 hours added to the discomfort of those who fled their homes In addition to private resi dences the area included the junior and senior high schools the Rescue hook and ladder fire house the Hotel Mondour the Miller shirt factory an Armour packing plant and numerous smaller business places Policemen warned of the dis aster by loud rumblings quickly aroused residents and led them to safety Gas and water lines were broken as the ground sank around them and police imme diately ordered valves of pipes leading into the area closed Some of the buildings were split in half Chief AHnsky said In some houses doors jammed so tightly that the people had to crawl out of win dows to get away 1 DEAD 15 HURT IN BUS CRASH Driver of Truck Which Rammed Into Children Placed Under Arrest DOVER Del truck rammed the rear of a school bus carrying 25 children from rural homes to Dover schools Monday killing one and injuring at least 15 Seven year old Elwood Williams of Cheswold died of head injuries two hours after the accident two miles north of Dover The truck driver booked Plan Funeral for Athlete Crash Victim RICEVILLE Funeral services for Melvin Fogle Hiceville higl school athlete fatally injured ir an automobile accident at ai in tersection 4 miles east of Osage Saturday night will be held 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon the Fogle home Burial will be in Saratoga cemetery Young Fogle the soi of Mr and Mrs Garry Fogle was the victim of an automobiletruck collision which occurred while he and fou Other Riceville high school stu dents were enroute to the sectiona basketball tournament at St Ans gar Driver of the truck was Floyi Groff of Little Cedar f Fogle 18 wasnamed on the GlobeGazettes second all North Iowa football team last fall as quarterback and had played football for lour years He was given honorable mention by the Iowa Daily Press association He was a member of the Riceville basketball team playing guard and forward positions and was also on the track squad Warren Tyler driver of the car and son of the Riceville superin tendent of schools and James Benson were also injured in the accident Tyler suffered a head in juiy Benson a broken leg Both were reported to be out of danger Monday John Miles and Edward Sloan who also suffered injuries were dismissed from the Osage hospital Sunday Active pallbearers will be mem bers of the football tenm Stanley Lebow Junior Lockie Robert Vollbrecht Bill Swancutt and the Larson brothers All members of the senior class are honorary pall bearers Miss Ethel Johnson music in structor will sing at the funeral BRISTLING NOTE GIVEN ON NAZI COAL IMPORTS Fear Economic and Political Relations Will Be Disturbed HOME rupture ot me B r i t i s hItuliaii gentlemens igreement regulating the Medl erranean relations the two ountries appeared threatened Monday as a result of the Brit sh blockade of Italian seaborne coal imports from Germany Italy asserting that her inter ests were seriously injured By this blockade made public a vigorous protest against the ef fects on nonbelligerent na tions of Britains economic war The note bristling with charges of illegality was delivered Sun day to the British embassy The coal blockade it said is ot a kind to disturb md compromise the economic and political relations established by the agreement April 16 1338 While the coal blockade was the immediate occasion for Ihe protest the Italian note included a general complaint against the entire system of contraband con trol Seconding the United Slates protest against interference with the mails the note called such acts flagrant violation of postal secrecy if Hail the retiring president said the setup for safety in Iowa was the best in history The new officers will meet soon to name the members of this years executive board Mason City was represented at the Iowa State Safety councils an nual meeting by Harry Brown Stratton Shannon LeRoy Austin andW Earl Hall ijiu UIILK driver uooKccl as i AI T i i RiipJobevt 715 Youth Rilled in Highway Accident Buckaroe Va was arrested on charges of reckless driving and as sault and battery He received mi nor cuts DR MUCK DIES STUTTGART Germany Dr Karl Muck celebrated inter preter of Wagneriau music at the Bayreuth festivals and former conductor of the Boston symphony orchestra died Monday at Uic age of 80 CORYDON Hmd 21 of Corydon was killed and Francis Purdy 25 ot Promise City was critically injured in a highway crash a mile north of Seymour Sunday Officers said the two men were struck by a car driven by G L Lair of Numa on top of a hill on highway 55 where they had stopped to change a tire The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Mim day night and Tuesday not much change in temperature Partly cloudy not quite so cold Red River val ley Monday night Tuesday generally fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stallsi tics Maximum Sunday 38 Minimum Sunday night 26 At 8 a m Monday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum SO Minimum 30 Precip 10 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 34 Minimum Saturday night 23 At 8 a m Sunday 25 AGO Maximum Minimum 8 Indians Ban Swastika Diplomats considered the It alian protest strong and the newspaper II Fopolo Di described it as measured in form hut crushing in content The submission ot all maritime traffic of nonbelligerent coun tries to contraband control the note said is manifestly abu sive The British were reported al ready to have countered the It alian protest wild one ot their own against treatment of news of the blockade in the fascist press The British were understood to have complained against alleged insinuations that the blockade was an atlempt to exert economic pres sure on Italy to make her agree to exchange armaments for Brit ish coal V The British were said to have pointed out that the coal block ade had been announced many weeks before the RomeLondon trade negotiations were sus pended Italy objected to Britains block ade of German imports as well as exports She took exception to the block ade of German exports because it profoundly disturbs the mech anism of international exchange suppresses sources of supply and reduces the possibilities of produc tion of nonbelligerent stales The note said that the fascist government particularly protested gainst the illegitimacy and grav ity ot Britains coal blockade The British government it said knows that the coal in ques tion meets an indispensable need in the life and labor of the Italian people HOLY FAMILY WINS OPENER SPORTS BULLETJX FOnT DODGE Fam ily high school of Mason City ad vanced ir the second round of Catholic state tournament piny j with H 47 to 37 victory over St Miirys of Iowa City here Mon j day I The Maroons pullet past the Ruinblcrs in the fourth quarter nl a fast highscoring contest aft er falling behind in the early minutes of play St Marys lead 2Z to 20 at the half and had held a 10point margin early in the game Holy Family will oppose St Johns of Bancroft Sioux City diocese champion in the second round at p m Tuesday Displeasure over acts of oppression led four Arirona In dian Inhcs It forswear use of he Indian swastika on their blanUc ami baskets and to siSn above proclamation banning use of the sym bol The proclamation read in part above ornament has been desecrated recently by another nation of peoples 2 Boys Believed Trying to Rescue Catj Are Drowned CASSOPOLIS Mich small boys were found drowned in an abandoned cistern here Near their bodies a cat swam j feebly in Jhc water Officers cx pressed belief that Pul Bowman 12 and George Corbit 8 were attempting to rescue the cat when collapse of a concrele platform plunged them into water   

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