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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THAT MARK AIL IOWANS NHCHIOM MONDAY FEBRUARY MASON CITY THI MIGHT IPOT Martin No Longer a Dark Horse By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Starting off as a very brunet re publican presidential horse Rep resentative Joseph W Martin o Massachusetts is developing into a G O P equine of not so exceed ingly dark a complex ion Hes made no cam paign for himself but h es been drafted into c o ixs i d erable speech making to drop the dark horse metaphore in his partys be half done and hes remark Joseph Martin ably well at it When a republican from as far east as New England is in de mand to spellbind Kansas City Topeka and thereabouts it im plies that his appeal is consider ably more than local Martin has made a hit out in the corn belt too Otherwise there wouldnt be such persistent calls for him Joe is minority leader in the n e lower congressional chamber Its a position of political prominence which was bound to make him somewhat presidentially talked about Nevertheless a good party leader on Capitol Hill hasnt nec essarily the qualities to catch the general publics fancy A floor leader needs to be a clever parlia mentarian This cleverness is ap preciated by his legislative col leagues but theres no reason why folks out in the sticks should know much about unless said leader has enough allaround it to advertise him elsewhere Martin seems to Have the it It hasnt had time to mani fest itself yet Hes been house Moor leader only since recently But he appears to he scoring al ready beyond the Mississippi Maybe hell have registered as far as the Pacific coast before the next G O P convention East Versus West For a job like the presidency theres such a tiling as being too far west as well as toofar east For instance Charles L Mc Nary of Oregon is the republi cans senate floor leader Hes al together ignored presidentially but hes mentioned only secondar ily or inconsequentially In short hes seriously considered Martin is mildly considered so Parenthetically I still think that Joe is a very offchance Still GOP ORATORS OFFER LINCOLN DAY ADDRESSES Hoover Heads List Potential Candidates Indicate Their Views Weeks Political Calendar By the Associated Press Monday Republicans observe Lincoln day with speeches throughout nation Tuesday Special election for U S representative in 31st New York district four upstate counties to succeed the late Representative Pierce Friday Republican national committee meets in Washington to select place and date for the partys national convention WASHINGTON off a week of political activity republican orators utilized Abra ham Lincolns birth anniversary Monday to sound the opening of their election campaign Former President Hoover will head the speakers givingan ad dress from Omaha at 8 p m C S T Several potential candidates lor tne presidential nomination although avoiding mention of tneir own aspirations will deliv er addresses expressing their views on current issues Among the orators will be Senator Xaft of Ohio at Greens boro N Car District Attorney Bewey of New York at Port land Ore National Chairman John Hamilton at New York Senator Bridges of New Hamn shire at Oklahoma City and irstleor Loke lce TRADE PACT Draws 5000 his offchance is a horse as he I believe that multiplying He isnt as dark was Hes what is known as a liberal republican Hes in favor of what he concedes to be new deal prog ress But he kicks on what he charges to be new deal extrava gance He doesnt dispute that eco nomic improvement was called for but his contention is that its cost has been ioo many unneces sary billions of dollars Martins presidential age is all Substantial Minority Hes been in congress 28 years Hes a senior Hes a newspaper man And hes the G O Ps con gressional leader His colleagues like him His geography is all wrong though In his neck of the woods are 10 republican congressmen versus 5 democrats a democrat versus a republican senator Senator Walsh democratic Senator Lodge repub lican New England Allen S Treadway Robert Luce George Holden Tinkham Mrs Edith Rogers Its a formidable ag gregation Its a minority but its substan tial You gotta count on Joe Martin as an offchance at Governors James of Pennsyl Stasseiu0f Minnesota vill join Governor Dickinson of Michigan in a rally at Grand Kapids Mich with Senator Van denberg presiding Vandenbergr in a speech at St aul Saturday outlined a pro by encouragement t was accepted as his platform for thc presiden tial nomination Alf M Landon the 1936 repub lican standard bearer contrasted Hitler and Stalin force the state to live and die for them LOOK INSIDE FOR But the Lincoln day festivities to n the program with Landon was Postmaster General Farley who entered the democratic prVsiden in Massachusetts 011 a firstclass political the the to call in and consult kmds of T roen Politicians in Washington were divided over the meaning of Far r ie had let 2 German Freighters in Brazilian Ports Start on High Seas RIO DE JANEIRO of the 11 German freighters in Brazilian ports left Sunday pre sumably bound across the Atlantic in attempts to break the British blockade The 5846ton Uruguay sailed from Recife with foodstuffs The 3771ton Wakama left Rio de Janeiro Hamburg is the home port of both Their departures raised to eight the number of German merchant men which have left Brazilian ports his year None since has been reported Thiat i he open had lhc Iield 2 Tliat the democratic chairman to hod thc Masrsachu MJS MAE WARD GERMAN Iowa DailyPress Photo Greets Hoover Knew G 0 P Leader as Boy PAGE 2 Mason City Teams in Tuesday Night Scraps PAGE H Religious Emphasis Week Is Scheduled PAGE 18 Th ShOUld dceidc to That Farley wanted to obtain bloc of delegates in order to strengthen his already powerful voice at the convention whether dacy Passed his own candi v Rusef SHOT ich AjA unexpectedly from a Civi1 war musket took day 4 ycar old She was wounded when brothcr ri ocr pul ed the trigger as they played m their parents home here Sun The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST Partlr cloudy and colder Monday night Tuesday fair warmer west portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy colder south Monday night Tuesday fair warmer west IN MASON CITY TWEEDSMUIR CANADA DIES Political Activity Is Halted as Governor General Is Mourned MONTREAL ac tivity halted Monday as the do minion mourned the death of 64 year old Lord Tweedsmuir gov ernorgeneral of Canada since 193o novelist lawye r and news paperman lxrd Tweedsmuir died Sunday night in the Montreal cal Institute after ihe third op eration since a fall last Tuesday Pnysicians said the blocking of 1 small artery in the brain caused him to fall thereby adding a concussion of the brain Prime Minister L Macken zie King recalled all his ministers who are campaigning in the com ing general elections and gov ernmental activity throughout the dominion was suspended raessages received by one from Lambertson Hissed by Youth Group WASHINGTON Hisses swept across house galleries oc cupied by delegates to the Ameri can Youth congress Monday when Representative Lambertson R said he thought the re publican national chairman was right in spurning a part in the youth meeting Representative Rayburn D Texas as speaker stopped deoate to say firmly This isone place we have order Rayburn added that the galler ies would be cleared if there was further demonstration Lamberlson then went on to tell the house that he approved National Chairman John Hamil ton s refusal to send a represen tative to the youth congress which adjourned Sunday night The English md French were derided Lambertson said but never Joe Stalin While some of the delegates were in the house galleries the congress assembly of ICOodd leaders authorized political co operation with organized labor In response to an invitation by John L Lewis for the congress to affiliate or make a working agree ment with labors nonpartisan league the assembly authorized a committee to negotiate with all such groups and to bring back oncrete proposals for action After the Lambertson incident here was no further hissing in the house but several youths made down signs a few min utes later when Representative Hoffman made rc narks criUcjil of the CIO Hoffman asserted jn referring to Mondays birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln that if Lin coln were alixe today he would be unable to split rails or ride a fiatboat down the Mississipp without joining some branch o the CIO v f Winter Sports Committee Discusses Annual Carnival First Ice Show Drew 3000 Saturday Eve 5000 Sunday Crowd GlobeGazette tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday nijht Maximum Minimum weather stalls 37 23 23 J7 7 14 n 4 19 7 paying JIG W3S shocked and greatly grieved at dent dS death The pvesU twice in 1036 The body of the governorgen eral will he state at Ottawa in the senate chamber before funeral services Wednesday Burial wfl be in Great Britain A special train will take the body to Ottawa Tuesday STAMP SPREADS 1 food stamp pl3I wjn spread throughout nl Woodbury county March county super visors announced IOWAN HELD IN SHOOTING FORAY Charged With Assault With Intent to Commit Murder in Marshalltown iMARSHALLTOWN ler Bailey 36 was in the county jail Monday charged with assault with intent to commit murder as the result of a shotgun shooting foray here with another Negro Police said Bailey went out to Devotee Darlings house Sunday night and knocked on the door uhen it was opened Bailey let go with his gun but the pellets missed Darling Darling and two while men in the house at the time scurried for cover Bailey let fly another blast from his gun but by that time Darling had his oxvn weapon and opened fire on his assailant Police were called but Bailey had left the scene of the blood purge when they arrived He was arrested at his home later Arraigned Monday morning Bailey pleaded not guilty and a formal hearing will be heard Wed nesday Bond was set at 53000 which Bailey could not furnish so nc went to his shot gun The winter sports committee of the Clear Lake Commercial club Monday began diseasing the possibility of an annual ice car nival following the successful first showing Sunday which drew more than oOOO persons to North Iowas winter sports center Near perfect weather contri butedmuch to the size of ihe crowd Sunday afternoon and also o the initial program Saturday evening under thc floodlights ttluch drew an estimated 3000 ersons to watch thc Arena Slcnl ng club of Minneapolis troupe of 20 skating artists The crowd which jammed 5 and 6 deep around the munici pal arena and stood on the lake banks car tops roofs and the nearby toboggan slide wits enthusiastic in its reception of the figure skafinr solo stunts comedy acts and group acts The Minneapolis troupe was just as enthusiastic in its praise for the hospitality shown by Clear Lake and its North Iowa neih bors Favorite act with the crowd was the comedy routine of Dan Pettigrew dressed as a woman and Don Webber who drew three encores for their involved falls and surprise tricks Another favorite was a girl performing an acrobatic dance routine on skates The entire troupe was in cos tume the men in tuxedos with out hats the women in blue satin forma Is and bright red or blue skating shorts The bright sun smiling on thc huge throng Sunday afternoon kept temperatures above the freezing point and made tile spec tators more comfortable than the Saturday night crowd The ice was slightly softened but seeming ly did not hamper the skaters in the least A ioud speaking system fur 1C5 by the school per mitted all to follow the program as the skaters were introduced The winter sports committee includes John Perkins chairman nit Uiles Lee Bawctcn Floyd A n OIK W Winnic and Dr A B Phillips DUTCH SHIP IS TORPEDOED Captain Says Steamer Stopped by Submarine Crew Reported Rescued i AMSTERDAM fl landAmerika line The Hol announced announce Monday the captain of the Nether lands steamer Burgevciijlc 6 85IS tons had wired that his ship had been torpedoed by a German sub marine The captain reported his ship was stopped by a German sub uray lf miles soutl1 Dictatorship Warning Cited by MacNider BOSTON Assist Sectary of War Hanford MacNider of Mason City Iowa coupled a statement Monday that the new deal had put this coun try into a tailspin with a cauiion against the danger of establishing dictatorship through emergency legislation The former American Leeion national commander who has been mentioned as a possible candidate tor the republican presidential nomination d e dared at a press conference that President Roosevelt and all his army of little men with bulgy foreheads have started a jot of forces they dont know how to stop Asked by an interviewer if he believed those forces tend to es tablish a dictatorship MacNicler said I think that ail these temporary forms of dictatorship in the name of emergency cant help but lead to a more permanent form He declared that the democratic party lias been taken over by a Bishops off the southwest The crew was rescued by the HollanderAmerika steamer Edam The Burgerdijk which nor mally carries a crew of 45 sailed Jan 30 She had no passengers Hungarian Volunteers to Fight for Finland ROUEN France of 150 Hungarian volun teers for service in Finland passed hrough here Monday cnroute to Helsinki They carried their own equipment America Is House America is again a house di vided Ilanford MacNider tola an audience in a Lincoln birth day address at Boston Monday The Mason Cityan making his first speech in the east since hc became mentioned as a possible 1940 candidate for the republi canpresidential nominee branded the present adminis tration as maintaining a policy of enslavement The story of MacNiders speech appears on page nine of this issue crew which has no regard for the accepted principles of the demo cratic party little concern for ihe welfareof the country and little else except for their continued control in America BlneNidcisaid the national bud get should be and could be bal anced asserting All that would have to be done is to cut off just the fringe of the bureaucratic army and take the ball and chain off business and we would be back in the black before you know it The republican party he said was the only agency that could thc tailspin into which the new deal has put this country and added that lie would offer his version of a program for the re publican party in his address Monday night before Massachu setts Middlesex club a republican organization aiacNider said that he wasnt an avowed candidate for the presidential nomination a I though he said that some of his friends were working in his in terests MacNider declared the adminis ration had saturated the nation vith loose and fantastic spending n the vngvie hope something will catch hold Money now overflowing the banks he said isnt going io venture out on to what the admin istration has made notliinf but a battle field Approval of the theory of re ciprocal trade treaties was ex pressed by MacNicler who once served as minister to Canada but he said that the senate should have the power to approve them COMMERCE TO BE SPEEDED UP BY AGREEMENT Britain Announces New Trade Treaty With Turkey Is Completed BERLIN and Russia signed a new trade agree ment Monday which marked a milestone in GermanRussian re lations providing a basis for an expected lively interchange of goods between the two nations Contrary to general expecta tions Germany a greatly indus trialized nation probably will find it more difficult to fulfill the wishes of Russia a vast rail materials producing nation than Russia will to supply Germany observers said The reason for this lies in live fact that Russia after concluding an initial trade agreement with Germany last Aug 20 has now herself embarked upon a war and needs munitions and precision in struments of all kinds which Germany makes but needs for herself Russia at first was expected to need chiefly machinery for in dustrial production Confronted with the new problem Germany is expected to try hard to con quer it for she has great need for such Russian raw materials as manganese iron and other ores oil timber grain paraffin hemp and flax Soon after Joachim von Rib bentrop German foreign minis ter concluded a friendship pact with the soviet and then a trade agreement last Aug 20 German economists visited Russia and presented their menu of sian raw materials in which Ger many was specially interested In return a Russian trade dele gation toured Germany inspect ing many industrial plants after which they submitted their re quests for goods in exchange for raw materials German delegation headed by Special Ambassador Aarl RiUetvisited Moscow anrt authoritative sources said the treaty then was concluded These sources said the trcaiv covcrs items beyond Ihe S80 OflMBO barter arrangement has been in effect since The RussianGerman trade agreement before the war started was announced while Britain and were conducting military talks with the soviet These talks were dropped shortly afterwards The agreement of last August provided for Russian sale to Ger thin Tea rt n r i 72000 000 worth of goods he extension of a German credit o ilussia c Finnish Consul Makes Appeal for Ski Gifts THE HAGUE Netherlands U R Finnish consulate appealed for donation of Monday bc use of the destruction of one land figCSt Ski in Fm Ottumwa Blames Des Moines Against Reduction in Flow of Stream OTTUMWA WBlame for the loul taste and smell of the Ottum wa municipal water supply was leveled Monday by city and wa terworks authorities against the city of Des Moines Two weeks ago they said Des Moines virtual ly closed the DCS Moines river by shutting off openings in the Scott street dam and putting sandbag levees on its top to protect the capital citys water supply H A Brown waterworks su perintendent Monday declared that investigation is under way and said if facts are as they have been represented Ottumwa will file official protest in Des Moines probably Wednesday Ottumwa has been plagued for about 10 days with fouismclling foultasting water Efforts to su perchlorinale the supply and im prove it have been to litile avail Brown declared thai with ihe Scott street dam closed at Des Moines the river flow has been composed largely of DCS Moines sewage and some little runoff picked up by the stream between from ic capital city and Ottumwa key Authorized sources in comment ng on Turkeys seizure lust week f Germanowned shipyards said vord received from official Ger man representatives in Turkev indicated that the liquidation of engineering contracts was pro ceeding to thc mutual satisfaction of both parties These sources siid lite Kruno shipyards which were seized would be operated entirely by Turkey and German interest in them would be ended BritishTurkey Pact Starts Feb 19 LONDON Britain Mon day announced a new British lurhitjh trade treaty would RO into effect Feb 10 to remain in lorcc for one year and successive annual periods unless abrogated white paper snid the agrec mciu was reached in London Feb O The trade pact further cemented ietiUions between the two powers which already have a mutual as sistance pact and agreements en abling Turkey to purchase ex tensive armiments in Britain The pact modifying and con sohdaiinK one concluded in 13C was signed by Foreign Lord Halifax and the Turkish ambassador Tcvfik Ivuslu Aras It provides that British exports to Turkey shall not exceed 80 per cent of Turkish exports to Brit am giving the Turks a favorable 3nta7nC CU with Turkeys trade has been a prize of keen competition between Ber 111 and London f As a Mimulanl Britain has di ;