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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Hftl R H I S T MtM S AR f o r o F 10 iv A c o u I A HOME EDITION THE NfWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHtORS MASON CITY THE MIOHT SPOT VOLXLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS fULL LEASED WtRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 6 1940 THU PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 156 NORWAY WARNS WARRING POWERS TRADE PACT OF GOVERNMENT IS INDORSE0423 Action Stirs Fresh Speculation as to Nomination of Hull WASHINGTON e n a t e approval of the reciprocal trade agreements program made tha fundamental administration policy an issue of the presidential cam paign Saturday and stirred fresh speculation as to Secretary Hulls chances of being the democratic standard bearer The senate following the leadership of President Roose velt and the secretary of state voted 42 to 37 late Friday to continue the program three years from its scheduled June 12 expiration date The chamber sent the house approved legislation to Mr Roose velt after bowling over a dozen restrictive amendments which ad ministration leaders contended Gillette Herring Are With Majority WASHINGTON fP Senators Guy M Gillette and Clyde L Herring Iowa democrats voted with the majority Friday when the senate passed the measure extend ing for three years the reciprocal trade agreement program Three Officers Ark Royal Home For Spring Cleaning of Graf Spee Make Escape BUENOS AIRES IP The naval ministry announced Satur day that 32 officers and 208 crew men of the scuttled German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee would be taken Monday to an island naval base for interment The remaining 400 sailors who have been in he Argentine capital will be kept in the naval arsenal here pending completion of a program to remove them to interior provinces The officers so far have not been under detention but had been ordered not to go outside the capital without permission Saturdays measure reflected the irritation of the Argentina government over the escape three officers of the ship Unofficial reports said that one of the three officers already had reached Germany with papers of Ihe Graf Spec Which was scuttled off Montevideo last Dec 17 after she had taken refuge in Uruguay an waters following a running right with three British cruisers Approximately 1000 officers and men from the battlescarred German warship later sought refuge in Buenos Aires and were interned for the duration of the would cripple the system of bar gaining tariffs reciprocally and Impair its value as an instrument for world peace All the 20 republicans pres ent voted against continuance of the presidents authority to enter T into the trade1 agreements leaders made clear that the country would hear more of their opposition between now and the election What stand 1 the republican national conven lion would take on the issue was not yet apparent On the democratic side west ern senators who fought with the republican opposition were beginning to wonder how their position would stack up with the next democratic platform It was predicted generally that the democratic convention would accept the principle of reciprocal trade i Finalapproval of the legislation gave the president and Hull their 1 lop triumph of the it I amounted to at least a tactical de f feat for Vice President Garner Garner a contender for the democratic presidential nom ination regardless of whether Mr Roosevelt seeks a third term was active behind the scenes in support of an amend ment to continue the trade pro gram for a single year only Those in a position to know said Garner urged several sena tors to vote for the amendment which drew opposition from the president T The oneyear limitation ad vanced by Senator Walsh D was defeated by a vote of 46 to 34 Some of Garners old est senate friends worked with he administration against it interest in the vice presidents position was intensified by the fact that Hull dayinandday out advocate of the reciprocal trade program has been men tioned as a possible democratic candidate if Mr Roosevelt does not seek a third term Some analysts thought the pass age of the trade agreements bill would enhance the secretarys chances of winning the democratic presidential nomination but oth ers thought the division within the party on the trade issue would injure his prospects Under the program the presi dent may readjust tariffs upward or downward as much as 50 per cent in agreements with foreign nations Twentytwo such agree ments already have been made Supporters contend the sys tem clears clogged channels of world trade helps nations gen erally to obtain needed sup plies and thereby promotes peace Opponents argue that it in in th Urutea SBts by lowering barriers foreign products andttjitit violates the constitu tion tpie latter argument is basei upon f the premise that trad agreements treaties and thu should be ratified by twothird of the senate The republicans are opposln shouted Senator Norri Ind because they hope to control the election But th people will look with horror whe fhry see a party that has stood for great principles trying to chisel down this great program The government was taking stringent measures to prevent fur ther escapes These sources said tliat the re mainder of the interned officers held at the Buenos Aires naval arsenal would be removed to safer places under close guard if I hey persist in refusing to prom ise not to leave the country Great Britains aircraft carrier Ark Royal which Germany has claimed to have sunk is shown as she put into an English port for spring cleaning This impressive view shows the stern of the vessel which has a flight deck 8DO feet long IS GIVEN SIU Iowa State Board of Education Officially Accepts Five Grants IOWA CITY The Iowa state board of education official ly accepted and recorded five grants totaling 52827057 for the University of Iowa at a meeting here Friday The largest grant accepted was that of the Rockefeller foun dation which totaled for continued research in general physiology in the department of zoology which is under the direc tion of Prof J H Bodine Parke Davis Company of Detroit will grant to the College of Medicine for research in pathology Under the terms of the will of Edward C Prichett a first payment of will be come available for scholarships in the college of law or liberal arts in the academic year 194142 FLAMES ROUT FAMILY OF 5 Fire Destroys House in Thompson Damage Estimated at of unknown origin routed a family of five here early Saturday morning destroy ing a two story house with an esti mated damage of Mr and Mrs George Hacker and their three sons were sleep ing on the first floor when smoke awoke them at a m The blaze was discovered sweeping through the second floor The family dressed and re moved part of the household good on the first floor The furnishings upstairs were lost The house located in the south west part of town was insured bu the household goods were not Firemen were called but were un able to save the burning building The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching grant of will supplement an earlier grant of for a study in genetics under the direction of Dr George D Stoddard director of the child welfare research sta tion The Iowa City fund of S12067 taken from the presidents birth day ball will be used for the realment of infantile paralysis in Jniversity hospital Held In Assault of His Mother German Labor Corps Groups Dispersed by Artillery of French PARIS artiller dispersed German labor corp groups in the Saarbrueckcn secto of the western front a militar informant said Saturday and ma chine guns and field guns opene up to destroy German peace pro paganda placards and loud speak ers along the Rhine Nazi patrols engaged in numer ous unsuccessful small scale at tacks on French outposts west of the Vosces mountains the in formant said Bad weather reduced airplane activity French planes flew over the German lines and the Germans flew over northern France Saturday mornings communique said that there was nothing to report By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS g ITO fight if necessary to pre vent onesided interference with shipping in her wa ters foreign minister says i r traffic i t h Germany believed next target of British French blockade decree law makes Italy ready for war time discipline at a mo ments notice news agency denies British re port five German warships were bombed in air raid on Wilhelmshaven ano t h e r decisive weekend for Eu rope foreseen over trade issue DRAWS FIRE G 0 P Delegates Asked to Ignore Newspapers Poll DES wave of r U S SPOTLIGHT IS FOCUSED ON NEBRASKA VOTE Vandenberg Drive for Votes Under Way Gets Indorsement From Nye OMAHA Neb r last inute drive for votes by sup orters of Senator Arthur H Van enberg RMich in the Ne naska presidential preference nimary next Tuesday quickened he tempo Saturday in a farm ate test of the votedrawing renglh of the Michigan man and homas E Dewey New York ais le t attorney Lee Rankin of Lincoln Ne braska manager of the Dewey forces declared he had no im mediate plans to step up his campaign He denied quickly rumors that a crew of New York workers will be brought into the state to aid the Dewey cause Senator Gerald P Nye RN Dak will speak at Fremont Saturday night in behalf of Vandenberg Senators Capper of Kansas and YlcNary of Oregon indorsed Vau denbers as a friend of agriculture in messages to Charles S Reed of 3maha chairman of the Vanden oerg committee of Nebraska McNary senate republican leader said that farm friends will always be safe with Sen ator Vandenberg and Capper telegraphed that The American farmers can trust Arthur Van denberg and their trust will not be betrayed Deweys success in winning al 24 of Wisconsins delegates to th British and French Give Nation Notes LONDON W Official notes telling Norway and Sweden firmly where Britain and France stand aroused a wave of diplomatic speculation Saturday on the future course of neutrality in those two nervous Scandinavian countries Notes similar in tone were handed to the ministers of the two countries Friday night by Britains foreign secretary Lord Halifax and Frances Premier Paul Reynaud Authorized sources said they were intended to clarify the al lies attitude on different ques tions but gave no other hint of the contents HUM STAND OF NEUTRAL GIVEN TO PARLIAMENT Norway WillAt Once Be at War in Defense of Shipping Koht Says OSLO will at once be at war in defense ot her neutrality free shipping in Nor wegian waters is interfered with to the advantage of one of the bel ligerent powers Foreign Minister Asked whether they could be termed a warning one informed British source said that this might be one interpretation and other diplomatic sources said the allied attitude on German ore shipments from Sweden through territorial waters was defined Delivery of the notes followed in Norway by Foreign Minister Kohls declaration that Norway would fight to prevent any onesided interference with free shipping in her waters Authorized German sources aw in the situation another de weekend for Europe Koht told the Norwegian parlia ment Saturday The foreign minister made this firm statement of Norways neutral position in discussing Norways shipping problems in relation to foreign particular to iron ore exports from Narvik The allies have protested to Norway and Sweden against al lowing German ships to use Scan dinavian territorial waters for carrying Swedish ore to Germany British notes outlining the British position were handed to the Nor wegian and Swedish ministers in London Friday The British foreign office saic Ihe notes might be published bu not without consultation with the SUte TtUtt Serceant Frank J GJeawo reported that George 24 hurled gas olioer MR invalid mother watcWi ctethes ignite from a wielded a hatchet and a nurse sauntered from the Pa house leaving the ttfee writhing in then from town He was hours Utcr The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy not quite so cool rain extreme south por tion Saturday night Sunday rain MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday rain west portion and probably on Sun day east Slightly warmer Sat urday night cooler Sunday ex treme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At g a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precip Snowfall NOT QUITE SO Gloomy Weekend for Iowa Is Predicted With Rains Clouds DES MOINES weath bureau predicted a gloomy veofcend for Iowa forecasting eneral rains and cloudy weather Not quite so cool temperatures ire expected Saturday night the mreau said with all readings above freezing The mercury ranged Friday rom a high of 57 degrees at At antic Omaha and Albia to a low of 2 degrees Friday night at Mar shnlltown Nr precipitation was reported n the last 24 hours and although clear skies prevailed early Satur day morning clouds were forming rapidly over the state Temperatures ranged about five degrees below normal with a 46 degrce reading reported here at a m a local newspaper to determine in advance the decision to be made at the coming republican conven tion here on all major questions to be considered was evident here Saturday I In a questionnaire sent out to all delegates to that convention the political editor sought to learn how each stood on the various presi dential aspirants on the national commilteeman contest and on the question of whether Iowas dele gation to the national convention should be instructed It was reported that the polling dea had the united opposition of he state central committee and hat each county chairman was being asked to contact all local delegates with the suggestion that the questionnaires be ignored The time has come com mented one party leader when we must decide whether our par ty convention is to be held in the coliseum where it was scheduled or in a Des Moines newspaper of fice stirred the Vandehberg forces into action Agricultural Nebraska will send 14 delegates bound only morally by the outcome of Tues days balloting governments concerned One source said the possibility cannot be excluded that Nor way and Sweden also were in formed any further Russian ag gression in Finland would meet allied force It was believed that such hypothetical questions probably were dealt with at length Britain asserted that the initia tive in the diplomatic and eco from to the allies who are driving their political and com mercial campaign against Ger many from the Baltic to the Balkans K the allied powers should ask us to stop free shipping which goes on according to generally ac knowledged international law and which they themselves have ac knowledged said Koht this would cither be of great damage to themselves or if such hin drance ot shipping should be onesided against one party and therefore in open conflict with the neutrality which we have pledged ourselves to maintain Norway will then at once be at war Kohts reference to great damage o themselves for the 50 39 42 20 Tr Tr WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Men day Upper Mississippi valley a n i northern greal plains Gencrall Cair alter Monday until latter pnr of week when precipilatio period likely temperatures wi average near seasonal normals GERMANS DENY RAF BOMBING Dispute Claims by British That Nazi Ships Were Bombed BERLIN IP DNB official German news agency Saturday disputed British reports that Roy al air force planes had bombed four German destroyers and an other German warship in a raic on Wilhelmshaven Only one British plane was sighted in the region of the Eloe estuary Thursday DNB declared and it was driven off by anti aircraft fire It said the Britisl plane released two bombs both dropping harmlessly into the sea Thc British air ministry saic Friday night that a formation o British aircraft ot the bombei command had made the ran Thursday Biggest Show of All Opens in New York in Spite of Strike Call NEW YORK a last minute call for a strike of circus roustabouts the big show of Ring ling BrothersBarnum and Bailey opened as scheduled Friday night While a dozen pickets paraded outside Madison Square Garden John Ringling North circus presi dent said not one single employe The strike was called by Ralph Whitehead head of the Cirrus Carnival Fair and Hodeo Interna tional union who charged that John Ringling North circus president refused to negotiate a contract Mrs Ruth Hanna McCormick Simins comanager of the Dewey campaign arrived in Omaha Sat urday for a 25 minute stop She is enroute to Oregon Washington and other states X Meanwhile Frank Gannett Rochester N Y publisher whose name is not on the bal lot with Dewey and Vanden berjr made a bid for farm sup port in a speech at Lincoln Fri day night Declaring the farm problem is essentially a price problem he proposed setting up a monetary authority under congressional inndate to provide a dollar of table purchasing power A truly honest dollar will give o the farmer and other producers f basic commodities a just in ome it will be fair to both cred ors and debtors it will be a rake on both booms and deprcs ions it will give such stability iiat we can invest and build for lie future he asserted Gannett whose appearance in Jncoln to air his views on ihe rations agricultural problems fol owed that of Candidate Dexvey aid that svhat the farmer needs s more income more money to buy with and less need for bor rowing The farmer should have the home market low interest rates soil conservation the benefit of more cooperative buying and distribution the cheapest pos sible shipping facilities the ad vantage of more research and more helpful handling of sur pluses he added He emphasized that the way lo end the farmers distress is to re store fair prices for his products He declared that great national farmers organizations such as the grange the farm bureau the farmers union and the national cooperative council are united on this policy and concluded my call to the farmers is Use your political power to put through the program upon which your great national farm organizations hsve united save agriculture lo save America Air traffic with Germany sharply increased by the war xvas designated as the next target of the allied blockade Creation of an air contraband system was reported to have been one of the subjects con sidered at a two day conference between Georces Bonnet French minister of blockade and Kon ald Cross British minister of economic warfare It ended Sat urday in complete agreement on plans to intensify economic warfare a communique said Details of the air holes in the blockade and the strategy to stop them were withheld The problem is admittedly difficult One British source reported that transit dues on traffic to Ger many were averaging nearly 000 a day at one unidentified in ternational air station BANDIT TAKES S300 MINNEAPOLIS Minn bandit took S300 from ihc cash register at the Skyrocket cafe early Saturday after locking Ihe proprietor Harry Coper and a waitress in the bascmcrl LOOK INSIDE FOR Detectives in Hunt for Thief Who Took From Cafeteria DES MOINES if Detective Saturday continued their scare for the thief who stole an iro strongbox containing S522 fron the cashiers desk of Bishops cafe teria 711 Locust street here la BERLIN high command Friday communique said Saturday that The thief apparently took ad1 there had been no particular Losses on Both Sides in Fighting on Front allies edgemerifbT befief tfiar Britain might insist on ore deliveries herself while blocking those to Germany In his review of Norways for eign policy Koht stressed that Nor ways neutral position was un altered that this neutrality has been maintained impartially and that ue cannot think of any other war as possible for this country than a war in which we are forced lo defend our inde pendence and freedom He sharply attacked the sink ing of Norwegian merchantmen by German warcraft declaring that during the war Norwayhas lost 54 ships totaling 120000 tons and 392 persons killed Of the lost vessels he said al least 13 definitely were sent to the bottom ly submarines or other warships or airplanes In all these cases Koht stated the warcraft belonged to Ger many In three cases sinking was made in accordance with inter national law In the other nine cases he said we have had lo protest sharplv Koht added that it was diffi cult to remain cool when hearing of such attacks on innocent sea men as the bombing of the Mirn Wednesday with over 100 persons on board cannot acknowledge any riffht to such procedure even if this Norwegian ship sailed under British protection he declared We cannot understand that German warriors can justify such attacks to their feeling of honor or human decency It creates an indignation in this counlry which no belligerent should desire to produce The Mirn an 11522 ton vessel arrived in Bergen Friday with 107 passengers nml reported it had been bombed eight times by Ger man planes while traveling in a British convoy Two of the pas sengers were slightly injured by bomb splinters vantage of a threeminute inter val in which Miss Veronica Ke vanc cashier was away from ner desk to pick up the 25pound box and flee without attracting the al tcntion of employes or customers The box was on a shelf behind the counter events An official news agency dispatch that there had been numerous sharp encounters between patrols on the western ront Friday with losses on both sides There was the customary firing on he Rhine it was noted Eagle Grove Editor Head of Iowa Press PAGE 2 North lowans Vie for Music Honors PAGE 8 Heros Spot Goes to Injured Hurling Star PAGE 9 Norway which hasnt fought a battle since 1814 could back up her announced determination to fight for her neutrality with an army of six combat divisions to taling 75000 men an air force of between 200 and 300 modern war planes and a navy of 50 small coast defense vcscls aggregating less than 35000 tons The army is formed around a nucleus ot 2000 professional com missioned and noncommissioned officers Military service is com pulsory for all males some 20 000 of whom arc called up each year for a 60 to 84day training period Largest ships of the navy arc two 4000ton vcscls one 40 and the other 43 years old each mounting two 82 inch guns Norway buys somo plane motor3 and parts from the United StalCi ;