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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAfJ LQfJ E R HIST 4 T D E P I or I C rt A CO P fits I HOME EDITION THE NfWSPAKR THAT MAKCS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE IRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WIRES VIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6 1940 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 104 CLEAR DIES IN SILVER SHIRT PROBE Wheeler Stock Is Gaining By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist IN THE course of a very few days recentlySenator Burton K Wheeler oE Montana developed from a more possibility for the democratic preside ntial nomination into quite a formid able candidate Hes been men tioned all along to be sure but only as a long shot heretofore Now it appears that hes to be Senator Wheeler reckoned with seriously To say that hes the leading probability would be an exaggeration at present Never theless hes somewhere in the leading group anyway Of course this is leaving out of consideration the chance that President Roosevelt consents to be drafted for a third term in the white house If he does so he best political betting is that he WILL be drafted The question whether or not he can be re elected is open to discussion but it generally is conceded that he can be he tacitly wants to be Senator Wheeler himself agrees that F D though he may not choose to try for his own succes sorship undoubtedly can fore close against any other democrat whom he may object to Yet it doesnt follow that the president can PICK his preferred candidate and make his partys convention acquiesce in his se lection Eiriy lirtpressibns Much earlier in the game the popular political impression was that F D favored Henry A Wal lace Harold L Ickes or Harry L Hopkins All these have gone flooey for various reasons Then Paul V McNutt got into the lime lightHe hasnt made particularly goodToday he doesnt look to be as safe a gamble as with the public whatever F D may think about it Then there are John N Garner and Cordell Hull Nobody believes that Garner can be acceptable to the New Dealers Hull is an oldfashioned demo cratic small liberal No new dealer conscientiously can balk at Rooseveltian him but he isnt a new dealer Now is Senator Wheeler a lib eral He then some Hes been a rampant radical Hes fought for the I W Hes spok en well of the Leninist revolution in Russia Hes been a darned sight more advanced than ever the new deal has been Once he seceded from the democratic party to run as a candidate in second place on the presidential ticket the elder Senator Robert M La Follette Attitude Changed He was a ripsnorting leftist But presently he turned against the new deal on the Rooseveltian supreme court packing proposi tion He led the campaign indeed The new1 deals story was that lied transformed himself into a reactionary I dont think so I think he simply was a good demo crat Perhaps he isnt as far to the leftward as he used to be but hes not a rightist by any means However I suspect that hell he criticized both new dealers as a conservative by conservatives as an ultraliberal All the same John L Lewis is very friendly to him and Senator George W Norris approves of him as a presidential candidate with the qualification that F Ds can didacy if the latters a candidate comes first in his favor Lewis and Norris certainly come under the liberal heading Senator Alva B Adams of Colorado also speaks well of Burton K I wouldnt call Adams a pronounced conserva tive but neither would I call him RUSSIANS LOSE ARMORED CARS IN LONG BATTLE Reports of Russian Division Being Crushed Censored by Finland HELSINKI Red army at tacks heavily supported by artil lery using more than 100 armored cars and continuing all day and lasting until midnight were offi cially reported Tuesday to have been thrown back by the Finns The battle which lasted from morning until midnight occurred on the Karelian isthmus the Bin nish army said in its daily com munique The Finns said they destroyed 22 nrmored cars and that one Finnish position was attacked five times by the Russians The army reported that Finnish troops northeast of Lake Ladoga repulsed continuous attacks on the Pitkaranta archipelago and on lie shore of the lake driving the enemy off with several hundreds iilled Extent of Finns Victory Uncertain BY UNITED PRESS An important Finnish possibly one ot the most crushing of the to be de veloping northeast of Lake La doga Tuesday From Helsinki semiofficial sources reported that red army units believed to be the 18th di vision were attacking desperately in an attempt to escape a Finnish trap in the Kitelae sector north east of the lake after failing in a twoweeks offensive designed to encircle the lake and Hank the main Finnish defenseson the Karelianisthmus The extent of the Finnish vic tory remained uncertain be cause censor at Helsinki clamped down on correspon dents and apparently was de termined to await outcome ot the battle before making any official announcement It was understood that a second red army division might yet be cut otf from its base in the Kitalae fighting Some dispatches to Scandinav ian newspapers said that the 18th Russian division already had been smashed with some 7000 killed and possible 13000 others dis persed while the second Russian division was in danger of suffer ing the same fate These dis patches were discounted however both by official statements in Helsinki and by cables to the of ficial Swedish news agency The Swedish agency said that it had been confirmed that the I8th division had been cut off from its base by a Finnish flank ing attack but that fighting con tinued fiercely although the Rus sians had lost a huge number ol men and war machines Fighting also was continued on the Kare lian isthmus where the Russians Harvard Student Saved From Blizzard ALLIES SHAPING BATTLEAROUND FOOD SUPPLIES Canadian Ship Is Sunk Britain France Ready to Halt Spring Drive LONDON of a big CCC boys are shown carrying a rough stretcher bearing the blankclswallied form of Webster Y Jones 19 Harvard sophomore found alive after he was lost for 28 hours on blizzardswept Mt Wash ington in New Hampshire in belowzero temperatures Hope of finding the youth had been almost abandoned when searchers found him halfburied in the SHOW TWO BLASTS IN MAIL REPORTED Occur in Pouches for Birmingham Where 2 Men WiU Be Executed curred Tuesday in two pouches of mail consigned to Birmingham where Peter Barnes and James Richards alleged Irish republican army terrorists will hang Wed nesday lor the Coventry bombing Both explosions were in the Euston railway station here One postoffice employe was wounded Meanwhile the home secretary received urgent last minute ap peals for clemency for the two men condemned for the worst in a long series of outrages attributed to the I R A in their fight for the union of Eire and north Ireland liberal like Senator violent Norris Somewhat a Compromise As remarked Wheeler is likely to be objected to by both liberals and some in both groups Yet in a queer fashion he also is a sort of a compromise There are liberals who take to him be cause of his past record There may be conservatives who will indorse him on the theory that hes flopped over in their dircc aon BURGLAR TO DIE BERLIN Doll 20 was sentenced to death Tuesday on the charge of burglary during en air alarm blackout appeared to be pounding at the Mannerheim line defenses in an effort to divert Finnish troops from the scene of battle northeast of the lake Blaze in Davenport Clothing Store Is Extinguished DAVENPORT which broke out in theKaybee clothing store early Tuesday caused dam age estimated at 515000 Two fire fighting units were battle the blaze called to Tenants residing in apartments above the store were forced to flee but none was injured The fire which was confined to the Kaybee building was the sec ond large fire here in less than a week the other blaze last Fri day having done approximately a quarter million dollar damage to four buildings PASTORS BODY FOUND IN AUTO Heart Disease Is Cause of Death of Riceville Minister disease was given as the cause of the death of the Rev Milton M Cook minis ter of the Free Methodist church whose body was found in his cai in his garage in Riceville about Tuesday morning Mitchell county Coroner Dr G E Krepelka of Osage who investigated said there no evidence of monoxide gas poisoning or any form of vio lence Dr Krepelka estimated that the minister had been dead since II oclock Monday night The pastors body was discovered by a neigh bor Aldis Dunton He came to Riceville about one year and onehalf ago from Ply mouth He had been in the minis try for 16 years Surviving are his widow a daughter Fern in high school anc other children in Seattle Wash New York state and Minnesota Rites have been tentatively se for Saturday The body is at Hit Shoop funeral home in Riceville Burial will probably be in Limi Springs Lamar P Foster to Run for Lieutenant Governor or Senator DES MOINES P Foster of West Branch Iowa house speaker in 1937 Tuesday that he disclosed here is considering running either for lieutenant gov ernor or for state senator in the democratic primaries this spring Fosters home is in Cedar coun ty in the JonesCedar senator dis trict now represented in the upper house by H D Miller of Morley Iowa a democrat The former speaker served three terms in the general assembly Loses German Wife Who Had Maintained Admiration for Hitler CHICAGO Gleits man 40 Tuesday was divorcee from Louisa 37 of Dresden Ger many because she had replied t his appeals to come to the Unitec States with letters which told o her admiration for AdoU Hitle and the rcich Finally I wrote to her and sai If you like Hitler so well wh dont you marry him he testi fied in circuit court After thai he said he receivcu notice that Louisa was suing him for divorce on grounds that he ha insulted the fuehrer and the thir rcich LOOK INSIDE FOR MOHANDAS K GANDHI Says India Must Decide Constitutional Status PAGE 2 Annual Institute and Corn Show Being Held PAGE 8 Holy Family Wins on LateMinute Basket PAGE 9 TALIAN PLANES SENT TO FINLAND Pass Through France After Being Turned Back by Germany PARIS The shipment irough France of some 50 car ads of Italianmade airplanes for ie Finnish army was disclosed Wednesday by sources close to the overnment The planes previous f had been halted in Germany by azi authorities They then were eturned to Italy after being re eased by Germany and finally erouted through France Switchman for 30 Years Vlan Steps on Foot DUBUQUE is like his For 30 years William H Craft ailroad switchman has worked iround trains without being hurt Monday he was changing his hoes in a locker room when a fel ow employ accidentally stepped n his foot Crafts ankle was broken and he vill be off work for six weeks IOWA FORECAST MOSTLY FAIR No Decided Change in Temperature for State Is Expected DBS MOINES fair weather with no decide change in temperature is in stor for Iowa Tuesday night and Wed uesday the weather bureau an nounced Tuesday Temperatures ranged Monda from a high of 33 degrees at Dav enport and Keokuk to a low Alon day night of 13 at Iowa Falls was 20 at Mason City Clouds covered most of the stale with traces of precipitation re ported at Omaha and Des Moine The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday no decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy snow flurries in extreme north east portion somewhat colder in northeast and northcentral portions Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather stalls tics maximum Monday 23 Minimum Monday night 21 At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum i Canadian freighter by torpedoing was reported Tuesday as Great Britain and France shaped their national structures for an unremit ting battle of bread and meat this spring The admiralty informed officials of the Canadian Pacific Steamship company that its S874ton Beaver burn of London registry had been sunk but gave no details The British Press association said the ship built in 1928 aud used in fast freight service be tween Canada and the United Kingdom was torpedoed off the southern coast of Ireland Another merchant ship was reported to have rescued 76 of tile crew of 77 Indications were the sinking occurred Monday The sinking pointed up the opinion of military experts that food must be the wars main sinews and that exhaustion is the weapon which eventually will de termine the victor Military power of the belliger ents is approaching the deadlock Rumor Nazi Peace Bid Taking Shape OSLO The Stockholm cor respondent of the Oslo newspaper Tidens Tegn said Tuesday that ru mors of a German peace bid were taking shape The paper said reports from The Hague Brussels and Berlin indi cated some neutral state would of fer the peace plan reported drawn by a committee established by Field Marshal Goering and ap proved by Adolf Hitler in Janu ry The plan was reported to have six points 1 No country would claim war damage 2 Economic problems must be solved immediately 3 The Sudeten regions ot the former CzechoSlovak republic would remain German 4 Poland would cede to Ger many all territory which was Ger man before the Versailles treaty 5 A plebiscite would be held in Austria under AustrianGerman BritishFrench control i A British French German commission would decide upon the Czech Polish and Slovak states of the future in order to guarantee a peaceful attitude toward Germany No mention was made of that part ot Poland occupied by the Russians APPEARANCEOF PELLEY CLOSES LETTER INQUIRY Forgery of Effort to Link House Leader to Fascist Group Revealed WASHINGTON tative Hook DMicli announced Tuesday that he believed letters upon which he had relied to show a connection between William Dudley Pelley silver shirt leader and Chairman Dies DTex the house unAmerican committee forged and that he would Meat Rationing Will Be Started REPORT WEEKS LOSSES British ships totaling 25053 tons and six icutral vessels totaling 17546 tons vere sunk by Germany during the veck ending midnight Feb 4 it was innnounced officially Tues day LONDON of butchers meat in Britain will begin on March 11 it was an nounced officially in the house of commons Tuesday Food Minister William S Morrison in making the an nouncement said that the meat rationing will be on a value basis At the beginning all persons over the age of six will be al lowed to have cents worth of butchers meal each week and persons under six will have cents worth of equality these experts said ob viating Germanys chances for a successful blitzkrieg and giving significance to the epigram attrib uted to Napoleon that an army travels on its stomach f w The allies who held a supreme council meeting in Paris Mon day issued a communique that hc question of food stocks was notably studied anil mentioned no other specific matters if x if Naval observers saw in Ger manys aerial attacks on shipping a renewed effort to blockade Bri tains imports of food and ma terials and looked for greater sub marine activity HOUSE GROUP SLASHES BUDGET Lops From F R Request on State Commerce and Justice WASHINGTON house appropriations committee cut 285010 Tuesday from President for expenses of the state com merce and justice departments and the federal courts during the year beginning July 1 Every unit of the government must bear some proportion of the retrenchments said tile commit tee in submittting the revised fig ures The reduction brought to 300000 the amount slashed from presidential estimates in a half dozen appropriation measures now before congress The 5107379000 bill for the three departments and the courts reported to the house for immed iate consideration contained funds for such activities as counter espionage antitrust investigations and the 1910 census The total was below appropriations for the current jear In one slash the committee re fused to allow more than for operating the reciprocal trade system on the ground that con gress had not yet authorized con tinuation of the program beyond June 12 President Roosevelt asked ask their withdrawal from the congressional record He made the statement after Pelley himself had suddenly ap peared after months of bring hunted by the Dies committee to tell tno groups ot house inves tigators that the letters were not his and after David Mayne had testified that he himself manu factured these documents Hook put the letters into the recently when he assailed he committee for its failure ully to Investigate the silver shirt egion which it previously had described as fascist The au lienticity ot the documents was promptly questioned Subsequently Hook asked unani mous consent to withdraw them but objection was raised when he declined to admit that they were false After hearing Maynes and Pelleys testimony before a iulcs subcommittee Tuesday Hook said I feel that they are forged and that they should be taken out oE the record He was asked whether he would apologize for havingplaceekttftm there in the first should I apologize he retorted for doing a good job of getting Pelley before the committee Pelley dropped in unexpect edly on the Dies committee aft er his months of silence to give ils chairman an absolutely clean bill of health with regard to charges of collusion between Dies and himself By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS L 0 N D 0 of bombings blamed on Irish terrorists as Dublin gov ernment seeks to stay exe cution of two Irishmen at Birmingham Canadian steamer Bcaverburn sunk minis ter discloses British offer to return nine of 21 Ger man seamen seized from Japanese liner HELSINKI Finns re port continuing success against Russia but deny an other red division is en circled hun dred fortyeight officers and men decorated for Fin nish war service par ly and French press urge quick aid to Finland after allied supreme war council meeting Two Burned in Farm Fire in Critical Condition Infant and Father Given Chances lo Recover From Burns members the C J Carlson family were reported Tuesday to be still in critical condition following se vere burns suffered when fire de stroyed their farm home in north Palo Alto county Hospital authorities at Esther villc said that C J Carlson and his twoyearold son Jackie were seriously burned but that they had a chance to recover The condi tion of Mrs Carlson who suffered back injuries when she jumped from a second story window inlo a clump rose bushes to escape the flames was reported as satis factory Only the exterior walls of the Carlson home remained standing Monday It is not certain wheth er the fire started from an over heated stove or from a kerosene lamp but the loss to the house is estimated at about S2OCO and is partly covered by insurance Carlson was sleeping in a downstairs bedroom with his son Jackie when he awoke and dis covered the flamesv Picking up the child he fought his way through two downstairs rooms be fore he finally reached safety Neighbors said that as Carlson stag gered through the dining room where the fire was at its Pictured above is he window from which Mrs C J Carlson and her daughter Winifred leaped when their farm home burned near Emmelsburg neighbor Max Vollmert is look ing at the window The slender goateed resident of Asheville N Car who had long been hunted by the committee surrendered and then went before a closed session of the group to tell what he knew about certain let ters allegedly forged with his name which recently were brought forth as evidence of a connection between Dies and the legion chief tain Later Pelley told reporters Im giving Martin Dies an absolutely clean bill of health I admire the work hes done He declined to discuss his testi mony before the Dies committee directly but members told news men he had declared the letters purporting to link him to Dies were forgeries The letters addressed to David Mayne this city and bearing the signature Pelley purported to link Chairman Dies D Tex with the chief ot the Silver Shirts The Dies committee held several closeddoor hearings after Hooks action and announced that Mayne had admitted forging the letters in order to sell them as material in a campaign against the committee Hook however lias consistently declined to accept them as forger ies and withdraw them from the record on that basis As an upshot of this seeming stalemate both Hook and the Dies committee turned to Ihe justice de partment lo look inlo the question of forgery and meanwhile the Dies and rules groups continued their own inquiries There the matter rested when Pelley pul in his unheralded ap pearance shortly before noon Tuesday He had been sought by the committee for many months Last fall he was hunted by a special subcommittee headed by Representative Voorhis DCal who reported that despite assist ance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law en forcement agencies it had been impossible to locate him knees to locale the baby and pick him up again Both father and son were severely burned Mrs Carlson and a daughter Winifred leaped from a second uninjured aside from a few scratches With the exception of a few pieces nearly all of the furniture was destroyed by the flames Cornevaux Buyer for Hormels Is Buried AUSTIN Minn services were held Tuesday for George Cornevaux 67 livestock buyer for George A Hormel and company Cornevaux also had been local representative of the New York Life Insurance company for 10 years ;