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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa MARIO E H H IST MEM AR I PtPT Of IOWA COUP DES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI MASON CITY THf BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 5 1940 TbQS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 103 DEMOCRATS TO CONVENE IN CHICAGO Finns Repulse 3 New Russian Attacks MacNider Prospects Discussed By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist John L Lewis reference to Vice President John Garner as an evil old man generally is spoken of by politicians as having been of course unintentionally firstrate advertising for Cactus Jack Jff John L had stopped at call ing the Texan a laborbaiter he probably would have done the lattei some damage But its evident that few voters cave much or no the Lone Star statesman drinks a little STEWART whisky or oc casionally plays poker As for be ing an evil old man Garners supporters actually have capital ized that expression They pub licize him lovingly as an evil old man proclaiming affection ately Were for you you evil old man Lewis crack at Paul V McNutt politically is assessed as having done the Hoosier no particular harm or good either one The dope is that McNutt doesnt stand any considerable chance ot winning the democratic presidential nom ination consequently its imma terial whether hes boosted for or poohpoohed The C I O leaders denuncia tion of President Roosevelt as a traitor to labor according to Lewis is rated as a distinctly ef fective jab at the present white house F D seeks an other term Then there are plen ty ot labor spokesmen who dis agree with John L Nevertheless Lewis has a substantial following and the group that presumably he can control must count heavily at the convention and election of this year Wheelers Prospects The prospects of Senator Burton K Wheeler for the democratic presidential nomination certainly have been improved I wouldnl say hes developed into a stroni likelihood but lies in process of developing into a fair bet John L Lewis has spoken more than well of him So has William Green of the A F of L When you get Lewis and Green in agreement its going some In an odd sense Wheeler migh be a compromise In the first place hes a corn pro m i s e between Lewis anc Green But hes a compromise be tween radicalism not mere lib eralism and conservatism too As a radical he verged on bein of the I W W brand in his early years He was semifriendly t Leninism in the infancy of Rus sian communism Yet he fough what he considered dictatoria tendencies at the birth of Roose court pack ing for instance Hes turned reactionary said he political new dealers But la bor never has thought so The Republican Angle Nov cans turning to the republi Fd say that Thomas E Dewey of New York is their outstanding presidential candidate Dewey has made some good 500 KILLED AND MUCH BOOTY IS TAKEN BY FINNS 141 Localities Are Attacked by Russian Planes During Week HELSINKI forces northeast of Lake Ladoga killed more than 500 Russian soldiers and captured much booty in re pulsing three new Russian attacks the Finnish army declared in Mondays communique Two of the Russian attacks were against island positions the third against shore positions on the lake the communique said Our troops captured another enemy stronghold killing the majority of the defenders the communique continued The enemy dead numbered over 500 Seven tanks four guns targe quantities of other arms more than 30 automobiles of various tyncs and other war materials fell into our hands The Finns said that Russian al acks also were repulsed at Summa on the Karelian isthmus n the extreme southeast and at Markajarvi in the north near the Arctic circle They said nine Russian planes were known to have been shot down and that four more probably downed in the air war An official bulletin Monday night stated that 6800 soviet bombs killed 145 civilians and in jured 179 last week It said 141 localities were attacked some as often as nine times n day Between 50 and 400 enemy planes flew over Finnish territory every day for thn week the btatc said Six hospitals were bombed and machinegunned the report said Propaganda leaflets prom ising better social conditions un Uer a soviet regime were dropped in the bombed areas Even remote hamlets w ere bombed and machinegunned and toward the end of the week bombs were dropped also at night the bulletin said The Finns charged the Russians had begun a systematic bombing of churches and hospitals and that at the end the week a number of churches were de stroyed especially in eastern Fin land The red army appeared Monday to be fighting to break the Fin nish main defenses before outside help can reach the northern war front For the fifth straight day Rus sian land forces and airplanes hammered at the Mannerhcim line on the southeastern Karelian isthmus and Russian reserves moved into the Kuhmo sector on the south central front Air raids continued on a major scale throughout Finland So far according to Finnish communiques at Helsinki the de fenders have not yielded any im portant ground and the Russians have suffered heavy casualties Horse Rescued After Fall From Dock Dolly a 25 year old mare of the PWA sanitary division in Boston is shown as she was hauled to safety from a barge in Boston harbor She shied at a piece of flyine paper while workingon a dock and tumbled into the barge 10 feet below A derrick effected the rescue BRITT MAN IS GUNSHOT VICTIM Rudy Miller Buyer of Stock Killed When Crawling Through Fence II Hudy Miller 49 year old Britt stock buyer died Sunday morning from an accidental shotgun wound The local man intending to hunt for rabbits on the Miller family farm as he went to look at a herd of cattle was shot through the neck with a 410 gauge shotgun charge The gun apparent ly was discharged as he crawled through a fence Lawrence Schambers living nearby saw Miller fall and fail to rise Investigating he found the stockbuyer dead Mrs Miller his widow two sons Charles and Robert and a daughter Marion survive Millers mother Mrs Charles Miller a brother Mark and a sis ter Mrs Guy McGinnis also sur vive All are residents of Britt ex cept Marion who is attending Stephens college at Columbia Mo The accident occurred at a m Sunday ittle Entente Extended 7 Years at Belgrade Session Foreign Observers presidential torial talks republican candida I was discussing this subject the other day with a proDewey New Yorker Youve got to concede 1 said that Tommys turned out some highclass speeches Sure replied he Dcwcyitc Hes got some awful good ex perts writing speeches for him How About MacNider Hanford MacNider is an under cover republican presidential can didate Hanford they tell me is doing some midwestern work And hes got some qualifications MacNider was assistant secre tary of war back in republican days He was minister to Canada He was head of the national American Legion His presidential age is all His presiden tial geography Iowa isnt any thing to brag about Yet his mar tial record is elegant He hasnt yet been greatly talked about But hes starting to be discussed Lets hear about Jack Mac Nider Hes a new one Grundy County Farmer Shoveling Car Out of Snowbank Drops Dead GRUNDY CENTER Bockcs 67 Grundy county farm er dropped dcnd Sunday after noon of a heart attack as he was shoveling his car out of a snow bank seven miles southwest of here Mr Bockcs was returning from Grundy Center and in turning the corner north of his home his car skidded into the snowbank Coroner L D Coffman of Grun dy Center said no inquest would be held Minesweeper Is Sunk by Nazis 49 Men Missing LONDON IP The British minesweeper Sphinx badly dam aged by German air raiders Satur day sank Monday as she was being towed toward port in heavy weather Four officers and 45 men were missing and believed lost One officer and four men were known dead additionally Fourtyfour men and two offi cers were saved The towline broke and the ship capsized as she entered port The Sphinx was one of at leas 11 vessels attacked by nazi raiders Saturday in a damaging sweep along Britains cast coast from Scotland to the Dumber Estuary The oilier vessel the 620ton Norwegian steamer Tempo wa sunk and several others wen damaged badly but were able ti make port The 875top Sphinx was com pleted in December 1938 at a cos of about S500000 Normally she granted a complement of 80 men but more were aboard for wa duty Think Nations Agreed on Only Broad Policies BELGRADE Jugoslavia Rumania Greece Turkey and Jugoslavia have extended their entente for seven years pledging ontinuance ot their present neu tral status so as to preserve this part of Europe from the trials of war Ending a threeday conference Sunday night dip omats set out for their capitals ach determined to work out re ations with larger powers and one another on an individual ba The conference called to seek ways of barring war from southeastern Europe was be lieved by foreign observers to have failed to unite the four nations except for broadly worded decisions on neutrality independence and promotion of trade within the entente if There were no absolute guar antees Rumania caught in the al liedGerman trade pincers failed in her aim to turn the entente into a military alliance to assure assistance in case ot Gorman or soviet Russian threats to her inde pendence A communique said the confer ence recognized common interests of the four states in the maintenance of peace order and security in southeastern Europe firm decision to x x x maintain strictly their po sitions in regard to the present conflict so as to preserve this parl of Europe from the trials of war will to remain united within the entente x x x to watch in common over the safe guarding of the rights of each of them to independence and to na tional territory sincere desire lo keep and develop friendly rela tions with neighboring stales necessity of tighten ing and perfecting economic anc communication bonds among the Balkan states in organizing com mercial exchange inside the en tente of the Bal kan pact for sevenyears begin ning Oct 2 1941 Jn Berlin the semiofficial com mentary Dienst Aus Deutschlanc said the results of the conferenc represented a clear refusal o British aims asvoiced by Winsto Churchill The British first lord of th admiralty in a radio address Jan 20 said that united action b the allies and small neutral state would bring a speedy end th war against Germany Mason City Gets New Clerk Auditor 3 BURNED WHEN FARM HOUSE IS RAZED BY FIRE Baby Is in Critical Condition 2 Leap From 2nd Story Window baby was critically injured and its parents also hurt in a farm fire which de stroyed a home 15 miles northwest of Emmetsburg about 10 oclock Sunday night Those injured were Jackie Carlson 2 condition critical Carl John Carlson bums on face hands and feet condition serious Mrs Carl Carlson back injur ies condition undetermined Mr Carlson was asleep with his infant son in a downstairs bed room when the flames awoke him He rescued the baby but in the at tempt both the Carlsons were badly burned The baby was taken to a hospital at Estherville where U was reported by hospital at tendants Monday that the tot was not expected to recover An overheated stove in the dining room was believed to have caused the fire Mrs Carlson was asleep with a 12 year old daughter Winifred in an upstairs bedroom when awak ened by the fire All avenues of escape were blocked by the flames and the mother and daughter were forced lo leap to safety from the second story window Mrs Carlson suffered back in juries in the fall Seriousness of her injuries was not ascertained Monday Winifred escaped with slight bruises in the leap if if Tluce other Carlson children were away from home visiting with friends at the time of the fire Thc home was partly insured Photo by Lock MISS PEARL KELLOGG Clerk MEETING HELD BY COMMITTEE TO NAME SITE Will Likely Postpone Decision on Date for National Convention BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP democratic na tional committee Monday voted to hold the demo cratic presidential nom inating convention at Chicago scene of the 1932 assembly Chicago won the con vention by a majority of one after western mem bers switched from San Francisco and Houston Houston was a last min ute entrv By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HELSINKI Night ail raids add to terror of Fin nishRussian war Turku and Viipuri severely dam aged as Finns hold off Karelian isthmus attacks LONDON ac knowledges 10 vessels at tacked by German raiders Saturday but only one sunk I A R I S France says German attack near BJies turned to French advan tage DELHI India Gandhi confers with vice roy on Indias constitution al deadlock protests railway bombing in South China Coughlins Absence on Broadcast Continues Closely Guarded Secret DETROIT reason tor Father Charles E Coughlins dra matic disnppearance from the air waves was the closely guarded secret of his associates Monday The mystery was built up during his Sunday afternoon radio hour with the skill of a movie scenar ist Instead ol the usual oratory there was an hour music in terrupted by four announcements apparently building up interest for next weeks Coughlins broad cast 5 DEAD AFTER PLANE CRASH Pilot Radios Hes Going to Set Her Down or Crack Her Up HAMMOND La UP raig piloting a honeymoon air Jlane through a fog announced 3y radio that he was going to set her down or cracl her up then cracked her up killing himself and his four passengers The accident occurcd Sunday night in the heavily wooded marshland along the Tangipaboa river near here Craig was a pro fessional pilot of Denver employed by the wealthy Denver society matron Mrs Elizabeth McSwern ey Powell 43 who was one of the dead The others killed were rlso wealthy and socially prominent in Denver They were Harry Zimmerhackel and his bride of Saturday and Creed Hinderlider youthful son of an engineer employed by the state of Colorado Mrs Powell daughter of Henry McSweeney retired Standard Oil executive had recently purchased the plane a five place Beechcraft engaging Craig a flyer of long ex perience as her pilot ACTRESS IS MARRIED NYACK N Y Actress Dorris Bowdon 25 who played in Grapes of Wrath i and Nunnally Johnson 42 who adapted the novel for the screen were married Harvard sophomore was alive Monday after being lost 30 hours on galeswept Ml Wash ington Webster N Jones Jr found in snowburrow by searcher was jn a Littleton hospital Physicians believed his frozen fingeiv and tecs would be The youths father director the engineering college at the hauslion He had flown here from Pittsburgh when informed hat his son had become lost in a blizzard while skiing Satur day Ive been dreaming the six foot 150 pound student told two frost bitten state highway workers who found him wrapped in a blanket Sunday in a temperature 20 degrees below Jones was carried a mile down the trail on an improvised stretcher of snowshoes and boughs before other searchers met them Then he was strappedon a toboggan for the perilous threemile descent to Crawford Notch base camp Tic trip took nearly six hour Rescuers said that had Jones not left his skipoles in the trail blanket pulled a woolen toque over his head and removed his shoes because his swollen feet made them uncomfortable Me borrowed into the three foot deep snow between rocks lien kept himself awake during he long hours by singing On the Road to Mandalay and other ballads He stilt was singing when he reached base camp B GRUBB Auditor The MasonCHy council Mon day named Miss Pearl Reliefs former city hall cashier to the position of city clerk to replace Mrs Rena Mack Harding uluise resignation was accepted with rcsrret The appointment of Al bert B Grubl as city auditor ly City Manager Herbert T Bar clay also was a promotion for one already employed by the city Mr Grubb a native Mason Cilyan has been assistant audi tor for Hie lasl year Slorv oil Page Increase in Retail Sales in U S Shown WASHINGTON UP A 52 500000000 increase in 1939 retail sales was estimated Monday by the commerce department bring ing the years total to 000 Lower prices and smaller automotive sales the department said kept the aggregate about below the 1937 re covery peak The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday nighl warmer in central and southwest generally fair Tues day MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Monday night somewhat colder in northwest generally fair Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 23 Minimum Sunday night 16 At g a m Monday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 23 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 24 Minimum in 20 At 8 a m Sumlav 22 YEAR AGO Maximum JR Minimum 6 LOOK INSIDE FOR FRED W SARGENT Former C N W Head Dies Funeral Tuesday PAGE 2 Mason City Cagers in Tuesday Night Scraps PAGE 9 Livestock Judging Contest Is Planned PAGE 7 Nobody Hurt by Jap Trade COL 2 PAGE 4 W A S HI N G T O N Roosevelt thirdterm boom roaring Monday as the democratic national committee met to pick a convention looks like to postpone a decision on the convention date Democratic State Chairman E H Birmingham of Iowa said There is no second choice in arc all for a third term Chairman James A Farley told the the partys biggest job was to win over some 10000000 independent voters who will cast their ballots for the best candidates and the best program that is offered Farley predicting a vcrv active prcconvention cam paign noted that there were many who would like lo have the democratic presidential nomination He mentioned by name however only Vice Presi dent Garner The committee cheered the news that a party deficit had been more than wiped out by over 5400000 in receipts from he recent Jackson day dinners Former Gov Olin D Johnston of South Carolina said You cant change horses in midstream We will draft President Roosevelt if necessary National Cornmitteeman Palrick Nash of Illinois and Mayor Ed ward J Kelly of Chicago told democrats from other states how they had filed Mr Roosevelts nomination in their state primary Another on the thirdterm wagon was Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City national commit tccmnn from his slalc Senator Claude A Pepper D Fla said a third term for Mr Roosevelt was not a matter of politics but a matter of national safety But Judge James A Quicley of Nebraska said sentiment had not crysfalizcd in his state and Dr J K Ilylton Wyoming said democrats in his area were non committal Other samplings of presidential sentiment Edward J Flynn New York Im for whatever the president Edmund C Shields of Michigan Theres no question whatsoever hat the people or my state aie de cidedly for Roosevelt Mrs Clara Driscoll of Texas Tin chairman of the Gardnei committee in Texas You know my attitude I am not disloyal to tile administration bin I am opposed to breaking the thirdterm tradi tion O S Warden Montana Id rather not talk about it the Montana has a prclly good Wheeler We want a progressive democrat as a candidate Well carry the state for any progres sive democrat Marion Rushton Alabama The attitude toward a thirdterm is yet to be found out I think that Ala bama as a whole is for Speaker Bankhead right senti ment has not crystalized The committee convened at a m nearly an hour late Vice President John Garner arrived a half hour before the session opened and pumped the hands of committee members greeted him The Texans shrill voice was audible in most every corner of the room as shouted his irectlajs ;