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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS HARIOM E HIST MEM ft of Ol WES 015 DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THEHOME VOL XLVI THI NfWSMKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHtORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS UXrm LEASED WTKEI MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 8 1940 MASON CITY BRIGHT THIS PAPtS CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 131 SWEDEN PUSHES EFFORTS FOR PEACE Finds No New Hopes for Peace By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE SUMNEH WELLES Eu ropean trip from all that has leaked out concerning it thus far neither has been productive of any peace prospects nor has it de veloped much fresh general information There were few expecta tions when he left here that Undersecretary Welles would return with definite peace proposals in his brief case The supposi Sumner Welles tion was how ever that his talks with overseas statesmen would load him up with facts that Americans are not very familiar of a sort to prove very useful when the world todays belligerents and neutrals alike finally does get down to a discussion of international pece on a permanent basis Little Information Well if Sumner Welles really succeeded in assimilating a parti cle of inside dope of the kind suggested its been kept a pro found secret thus far Duce Mussolini Feuhrer Hitler and plenty of others undoubtedly told him lots of things but they appear to have been things that he must have known in advance As to Germany Herr Hitler al ready had explanied the reichs peace terms Besides what the Fatherland has grabbed oflite in neighborhood and tlie TC covery of its he wants to put the British navy out ot business he wants Gibraltar and Suez and Singapore Thatll satisfy him at least temporarily And the British objective is to extinguish Herr Hitler Trip Is Superfluous No foreign trip was required to assure as well posted a diplomat as Sumner Welles that Britain would sacrifice her last Tommy Atkins before yielding to Adolfs conditions or that Adolf will see his entire country go up in smoke before admitting that HES over thrown Sumriers chats with the French the Italians and the miscellaneous small neutrals may have elicited a few additional expressions of opinion but its widely agreed that the fight essentially is be tween Adolf and Britain Between Adolf and Britain Heres a distinction The British unquestionably are united behind THEIR govern ment Germans Behind Hitler Are the Germans united behind the fuehrer Stories have been circulated to the purport that theyre he has lots ol disaffection to deal with at home his country may blow up underneath him as it blew up under the kaiser If so the war might frazzle out quite unexpect edly But these reports are impossible to to disprove either Hitler and his lieutenants nat urally deny them and even if theyre true probably dont be lieve them The British and French PREFER to believe them and perhaps believe them mistak enly Had Sumner Welles been able lo scare up some reliable evi dence one way or the other it would be worth listening to How ever testimony has been weighed pro and con for months by a big corps of competent observers and they still are uncertain It isnt likely that Sumner has been able to outguess them dependably on the flying tour that he made Undersecretary Welles has been cordially received everywhere That was to have been antici pated 3 Killed 2 Injured in Iowa Accident Gilder 83 Painter at Omaha Is Dead OMAHA P Dr Robert Fletcher Gilder 83 who came west to pursue a journalists ca reer and found fame in his two beloved hobbies painting and at a hospital late Wednesday night He was taken ill with pneumonia last Feb 20 He rallied several times with his characteristic vigor but his condition had remained criti cal CAR RAMS INTO PARKED TRUCK EAST OF LOGAN Women Fatally Hurt When Mishap Occurs in Fog on Highway 30 LOGAN women died arid two men were injured seriously about midnight Thurs day night when their automobile crashed into a parked truck in a fog on highway 30 three miles east of here The dead Airs Lida Barton about 38 widow with five children Mis souri Valley killed instantly Miss Frances Culliver about 40 Modale Mrs Martha Booth about 30 widow with four children Lo gan sister ol Miss Culliver Miss Culliver and Mrs Booth died enroute to a Council Bluffs hospital County officers said the driver of the carwas Carl Bair about 45 Modale farmer and school board member who suffered a crushed chest and other injuries He was taken to Mercy hospital in Coun cil Bluffs Lynn Graybill 29 former Lo jan cafe operator was virtually scalped and suffered serious face cuts He was taken to the Bluffs hospital The sheriffs office reported the automobile collided with a truck loaded with cattle and hoes whichtad stopped change tires Officers said flares had been placed on thehigh way Neither of the occupants of the truck Byron G Safelv Bagley and N E Kafer Jefferson was hurt One of them had gone to Logan for new tires when the ac cident occurred Coroner K J Barrett of Dunlap said an inquest is planned DUBUQUE YOUTH KILLED BY TRAIN DUBUQUE Cogan 21 of Dubuque was fatally in jured Thursday night when he was struck and run over by a switch engine on a spur track here Cogans body was discovered by the engineer of a switch engine operating in the district GIRL VICTIM OF SPENCER ACCIDENT SPENCER Gin ger 17 Langdon was instantly killed and Elna Sorenson of Mea dow township Clay county wa0 seriously injured Thursday nigh when the car in which they were riding skidded on icy pavement on Highway 71 several miles north of Spencer and crashed into a truck driven by Clifford Kinkade of Milford Dale Kabrick driver of the car also was seriously hurt PLUNGES FROM 17TH FLOOR Girl Identified as One Who Has Sought to Get on Radio Program DETROIT A girl who jumped to her death from a sev enteenth floor downtown hotel room Friday after registering as J Stoddard of New York City was identified by Inspector John O Whitman of the police homi cide sciuad as the former Gcral dine Kcnyou 28 of Pontiac Mich Whitman said the woman had been married to a Pontiac man named Bourquc On the wall of her room was pencilled with lipstick exit smil ing and in her purse was a note addressed to William S Paley president of the Columbia Broad casting system in which she pro fessed her love for him In New York Paley said that he had met the girl as Johanna Stoddard casually a year ago and that she had written him numer ous letters asking him to put her on the radio but that she had no talent fo justify it Later he said she began writing letters declar ing she had developed an emo tional attachment for him DIES FROM BURNS ST PAUL Minn Pauline Larson 35 died Wcdnci dny night from burns suffered her clothing caught fire Police sairi an electric heater ap parently set fire to her dress Former Judge Goes to Federal Prison Ready to Turn VALENTINE NOT riUUIl1 IIIL I1U HELSINKI while CANDIDATE FOR IOWAGOVERNOR in New York tartT T of Stales circuit court of appeals is shown Enr the LcwsburS Pa penitentiary by automobile lo begin a twoyear sen tence for selling justice He was in the custody of U S Marshal Leo Lowenthal right MANY TO GO TO FARM RALLIES President Roosevelt Secretary Wallace to Be Among Speakers WASHINGTON yP Dinner rallies in a score of states attract ed thousands of farmers Fridayto what Secretary Wallace termed a non7pblitical celebration of the AAAs anniversary featuring a speech by President Roosevelt The secretary of agriculture pre dicted that more than 300000 farmers would sit down to 50 and 75 cent meals in 22 states The nationally broadcast pro gram will be on the air at 9 p m CST NBC CBS On the KGLO Postpones Farm Broadcast Talks by Roosevelt Wallace and Farley will be recorded in stead of aired by KGLO Fri day presented over the local station Saturday from to a m KGLO is de laying the broadcast in order to carry the district basketball semifinal game between Iowa Falls and Mason City at 9 p m Friday It is announced that the broadcast from Washington Fri day night will be available on other network stations includ ingWHO program with Mr Roosevelt is Postmaster General Farley who is chairman of the democratic nation al committee and Wallace advo cate of a third term for the chief executive The dinners and speeches will not be political Wallace told re porters Republicans as well as democrats have been invited He added that the dinners had been arranged by a committee of farm supporters the agricul tural adjustment program The rallies marked the anni versary of a call issued in 1933 Jor agricultural leaders to come to Washington to help draft what later became the first AAA which the supreme court invalidated in Local chapters of American Farm Bureau federation in the midwest however have been ad vised by their slate leaders not to participate in them ESTIMATE 40090 IO1VANS TO PARTICIPATE DES MOINES the seventh anniversary of the new deal farm program an esti mated 40000 Iowa farmers were to feast at the controversial AAA birthday dinners in 90 Iowa coun ties Friday night ond listen to a fireside chat by President Roosevelt Headquarters of the sponsoring committee headed by State Sen ator Earl Dean DMason said that on the basis of reports from counties the 40000 attend ance estimate was conservative Beginning at 9 p ni the Iowa farmers were to join with others m the midwest in listening to radio addresses by the president Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace and Postmaster General James Farley democratic national committee chairman LOOK INSIDE FOR JUDY GARLAND Plot to Kidnap Her Is Bungled Curiously PAGE 2 Charter Presented to Charles City J C C PAGE 3 Mason City High Wins in Local Court Scrap PAGE 9 Williams of Britt Takes Out Papers for Representative DES MOINES Attor ney General Fred D Everett Fri day asked nomination papers from the secretary of state for his can didacy for renomination on the republican ticket in the June pri maries Everett announced his candi dacy some time ago Others requesting papers all for nomination to the Iowa house of representatives Frank C Hocum republican Newell L C J Rovn republican Arm1 RJOWn Ovp btrong I wvc CORSICAAA ALLIES SEND 405 PLANES TO FINNS 916 Cannon and Other Armaments Dispatched by Britain France PARIS and France have dispatched to Finland a total of 405 airplanes 916 cannon and large quantities of lesser arma ments andtwothirds ot these contributions have arrived in Fin land it was announced here Fri day Britain lias sent 230 planes of which 67 were bombers and France has shipped 175 pursuit planes the announcement said Britains artillery contribution was 420 pieces and Frances 496 Other allied contributions were listed as follows One hundred twentyfour ma chineguns 5000 light machine guns ISO antitank guns 2300 000 shells 550000 grenades 1050 sea mines 10000 antitank mines 50000000 to 00000000 cartridges Iowa School Boards Are Advised to Hire Teachers With Oomph DES MOINES schoo boards have been advised to hir teachers with oomph from th standpoint of both attractivenes and professional zeal As children have no choice it regard to attending school state public instruction bulletin siid the boards should at leas give them teachers who are at tractive energetic who love tlici work and who are capable o making school life happy Doesnt Want Name Mixed OMAHA Paul No wiezonki doesnt want his name mixed up a little He petitioned the district court for permission to make his first name his surname his middle name his given name and his present sur name his middle name Decision Comes as Blow to Herring Aim to Give Party Boost DES MOINES K Valentine of Centerville Iowa Friday announced that he would not be a candidate for governor on the democratic ticket in the June 3 primaries Decision of the federal dis trict attorney for southern Iowa not to seek the nomination came as a blow to the Senator Clyde L Herring wing of the party Herring had been beating the Valentine drum for months Fridays announcement left State Senator Ed Breen of Fort Dodge as the only principal can didate to announce for the new deal party nomination Valentines formal announce ment mailed to his office here from his Centerville home said The possibility of my becom ing a candidate for the nomina tion for governor has caused so much comment that for me to re main silent longer would be un fair to my friends and fellow democrats I have held public office al most continuously for the past seven years I have enjoyed the experience and I am deeply ap preciative ot the honors that have been extended to me f The time has arrived how ever when 1 must decide for the present at least whether I follow my chosen profes sion or a political career I can not do both The necessity ot providing foi the future of my family and my self leaves me no alternative but to continue the practice of Inw a United States district attorney and in my Centcrvilfc office Therefore I have decided deli nitely and not without real regre that I cannot become a candidate for governor nor could I acccp the nomination if it was tcnderee me I am fully aware of the higl compliment paid me by fhose who have suggested that I be a can didate a compliment that I fee L undeserved In return I only can pledge to render in the future al possible public service Valentine who served as lieu tenant governor Irom 1D37 1939 once headed the state ta commission and was state senate floor leader Iron 1933 to 1935 has privately mad known his reluctance to vun to friends in recent weeks Herring however went all Uic way in his enthusiastic promotion of his right hand man by terms of the Hatch law to maintain silence during his intra party buildup The federal act prohibiting political activity by nearly all appointive officials re quires that such officials refrain from political announcements Truck With 14 Men H D E Williams republican Britt Mclvin Burns no party given Rock Island Iowa SHIP ATTACK REPORTED LONDON German air plane bombed and set fire to the 5335 ton Italian steamship Amelia Lauro Thursday night off the east coast of England One man of the crew was killed almost cut in half by bomb splinters and three were wounded The wounded men and the remaining 26 members of the crew were landed in British life boats The KILLER SPEAKS A Spine Tingling Thriller by Richard lloughton starts with this issue of the GlobeGazelle For the first installment of this baffling new mysteryserial urn lo the comic page Tcv wind blows hard here An extra strong puff blew over a truck loaded with 14 men Five were hospitalized The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness occasional light rain or snow probable west and southcenlral by niffhl rising temperature southwest and southcentral Saturday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Friday night and Saturday with snow probable west Saturday afternoon no de cided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 38 Minimum Thursday night 20 At 8 a m Friday 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 2R Minimum 16 Leeping silent officially appeared Friday to reject soviet Rus an demands as the price of peace In the midst of peace talk her dwindling manpower kept up the fight ajtainst the ever replenished farces of the Rus sian invader Gunners defend ing Ihe headlands of Viipuri bay blasted at their foe on fields of ice in perhaps the bloodiest fighting of the war There was no official confirma tion thnt a Russian peace offer iad been received but there were reports one had been made which lad the character of an ultinia or undergo even leavier attacks Copenhagen re ports said the Russians set mid night Friday as the deadline The government nevertheless ivas known to be in possession of at least the main points of an offer containing terms more far reaching than the original Rus sian demands which resulted in the outbreak of war Nov 30 Unofficial reaction indicated such proposals would be rejected they had not already been The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet however asserted Finnish Foreign Minister Tanner had told it by telephone that Fin land has been in contact with a gobetween for the soviet union and that contact has not been The Finnish government was concerned over Swedens supposed part in transmitting soviet de mands considered here to be so unacceptable Resentment against Swedens attitude toward thV conflict ap peared to be increasing The prewar demands called for a trade of some islands in the Gulf of Finland a Russian nava base at Hanko in southwestern Finland cession ot part of the Karelian isthmus to Hussia bor der revision in the Arctic and de militarization of the frontier In return Finland was offered a por tion of soviet Karelia north of Lake Ladoga Previously the Kremlin has de clined to recognize the Finnish government calling its leaders white guards and declaring it would deal only with a red gov ernment which was proclaimed at Terijoki in territory occupied by the red army at the start of the invasion REPORT SOVIET MADE DEFINITE PEACE OFFERS Former President of Finland on Way to Berlin to Aid Terms By KLMEK W PETERSON COPENHAGEN JP Sweden anxiety to keep Scandinavia from being drawn into war Friday pushed a quick drive for peace ia the RussianFinnish conflict Her effort centered in Stock holm which had established contact with Helsinki and Mos cow but extended in its rami fications to capitals of neutrals and nations engaged in Europes other war f Reports ot the almost simul taneous arrival in the Swedish cap ital of Finnish and Russian field marshals led to excited talk in Scandinavia of a possible confer ence between the two Peace possibilities were bright ened by these developments Kcpnrts that soviet leaders had made a definite statement of terms to Finland Arrival here of Per Eviiid Svinhufvud former president of Finland enroll te by air to Berlin with tile possibility fore seen that Germany might influ ence her friend Russia lo settle the conflict Reported arrival of Finnish Field Marshal Mannerlieim and the Russian Marshal Bluchcr in Stockholm center of the ne gotiations Continuance of the Stockholm conferences strengthening the meeting ground of the Russian minister to Sweden Madame Alexandra KollonUy and the former Finnish Foreign Min ister Eljas Erkko And enforcement of a strict Swedish censorship which was deemed unlikely unless the efforts remained hopeful Wellinformed circles believed that events now were moving so rapidly that a regarding a possible would be reached soon Informed opinion was inclined to grant increased possibilities oC success to the negotiations there being a growing belief that Ger man influence upon Russia of fered a major hope for settlement Significance was laid on the lact that soviet leaders apparently had established contact with the Hel British Reconnaissance Airplanes Make Long Trips Over Poland LONDON air force planes flew over Poland during the night on the longest recon naissance expedition since the war started it was announced Friday nsm jumu num It was the first time that British The district attorney was forced Pnnes had flown over Poland Britain Calls Up 23 Year Old Reserves 250000 Are Included LONDON Great Britain suddenly and unexpectedly speed ed up mobilization of armed mnn power Friday by calling 23 year old reserves to the colors The call was issued just prior to the arrival of Sumner Welles United States undersecrctary of state and at u time when the allied powers were in a quandary over Scandinavian efforts to end the RussianFinnish war The 23 year old youths were registered only Feb 17 About 250000 are affected some of them being ordered to report Friday All will be absorbed in the armed forces within two weeks Meanwhile the new class of 24 year old reserves estimated at 300000 will register Saturday Nazi Ship Scuttled to Avoid Capture LONDON admiralty announced Friday that the 5446 ton German steamship Uruguay was scuttled by Us own crew in the North Atlantic after being in tercepted by a British warship The warship picked up the crew Flights had been made over Aus tria and CzcchoSlovakia and for many days British planes had been making reconnaissance flights over Germany particularly over the North sea naval bases An air force communique said During the night the royal air force maintained patrols and reconnaissances over wide arens of enemy territory In course of these j operations our aircraft rccon noitcred over west Poland and flew over Posen Posen is 40 miles east of the German frontier The announce ment meant that the British planes had made a return flight of at least 1300 miles if they lew from a British base and of at least 900 miles if they flew from a French base SUN MARCH 24 Be ready to join the parade 13 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Report on Peace Efforts of Sweden PARIS Under Secre tary of State Sumner Welles has asked the slate department at Washington to cable him a full report of Swedish efforts to end ihe KussoFimiish war it was understood Friday Welles was interested in the reports that Sweden at UussiVs request ami in cooperation with Germany was seekingto end the war Any news he could obtain re Karding negotiations was calcu lated to be of value lo him in his talks here and in London as President Roosevelts special envoy delegated lo survey the state of the European war anil the prospects for peace Particularly it was understood Welles soiiRht to inform himself fully of peace moves before lie left for London Sunday so lie could discuss with Prime Minis ter Xcvrllc Chamberlain and discount Halifax foreign secre tary the position if the Scandi navian ffovcrnmcnts as regards both the UussoFinnish and European wars sinki government despite previous assertions that they would nego tiate only with the sovietspon sored government set up at Tcri joki It was regarded as unlikely hat Finland would consider yielding to reported Russian de mands for the strategic south western port of Hanko and the Pclsatno district on tfie Arctic j ocean although sonic arrange ment concerning the City of Viimiri anil the Karelian isth mus was possible Despite reports that the soviet proposal was an ultimatum to Finland there was a strong belief here thrt the Russians themselves were anxious to terminate the conflict Finlands position was held to be selfevident since she is getting near the last reserves of her own manpower WILL IIKSIST PASSAGK OF FOREIGN TROOPS STOCKHOLM Swed ish parliaments foreign affair   

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