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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON H isr we o L P i o r I ITNITED PRESS FULL FIVE CENTS A COPY THi NEWSMKft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORV HOME EDITION MASON CITV THI MIGHT IrOT A Beau in the Hand U ThonWej Anyhow Leap Years Voletine Day Permits Close Range MASON CITY REDS MAKE LIMITED CAINS Loch Factions Make Mess for NLRB By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist CHAT ON Capitol Hill is to the effect that congress finally will so amend the labor relations law as lo place upon labor itself the re sponsibility of deciding which union is which in reaching agree ments between workers and employers When the law sponsored by Senator Robert F Wagner of New York was enacted only one set of un ions existed the American Federation o r Labor g r o u iv Lloyd Garrison under William Greens presidency Independently of it were a good many iocalled company unaffiliated with one another These company unions according to A F of L spokesmen were not genuine or ganizations of the toilers own creation but were inspired and controlled by the employers in the latters sole interest with n view to keeping the true workers set ups out of their various industries The national labor relations boards job was to see that bar gains between employers and sureenough organizations of em ployes were made fairly involving the exclusion of phoney company unions The A F of L was fa vorable to that idea all right Split Developed However soon after the law be came effective there developed the split between the A F of L and John L Lewis then Commit tec on Industrial Organization since become the Congress of In tlustrial Organizations Now hie C I O is no aggre gation of mere company unions Its as much the real article as the A F of L is Consequently the WLRB felt itself called on to dis criminate between the A F of L and the C I O Suppose an argument in some particular industry between the employers and its A F of L workers on the one hand and its C I O workers on the opposite hand The employers have bern identifiable But as lo labor Which was which Was the A F of L the proper labor bargainint element Or the C I OV A Hard Problem The NLRB never expected to have fo solve this problem The law didnt contemplate that i would have to do so Neverthe less it tackled the situation Chaos followed Every time the board lias de cided for the A K of L the C I O has been outraged Every time the decision has been on the C I Os side the A F of L has torn its hair Apparently the boards rulings have been C I Oish Therefore the A F of L has done most of the yowling The C I O has been fairly contented But its a mean mixup Within themselves the boards members have fought also Their rulings havent been unanimous Theyve been on a majority versusaminority basis Thev not only have disagreed Thcyvcbccn mutually abusive All this has been conspicuously brought out in testimony before Representative Howard W Smiths congressional committee on inves tigation of the NLRB situation Didnt Foresee CIO The whole nub of it is Senator Wagner didnt foresee that two rival labor groups would spring into being He recognized a clash of interests between em ployers and employes but didnt prevision a clash between em ployes and employes Dean Lloyd KGarrison of the JHivcrsiiy Of Wisconsin law Ih I as a witness wh Smith investigating committee what he believes should be a sim ple solution of the pU7zle What he recommends arren inutiuen 01 exhausted by the con Acquiesces that npin i a guess at one though Britain Backs Volunteers Who Fight for Finns LONDON WBritain Wednes day gave ler citizens formal per mission to volunteer to fight for inland against soviet Russia Ivan Maisky Russias ambas aaor sat m the diplomatic gal aS 0sbert Peake undersec retary for home affairs an uestio decision in reply to mons The governments action ree vo1uZeS thC enlistmePt British which has been under way considerable scale for some time Fire Ruins Fiber Plant Minn Flax Processing Unit Is Destroyed by Blaze LEROY that did damage estimated as running as high as 5100000 Wednesday de stroyed the main and three other structures comprising ihe flax fiber plant of the Min neapolis fiber company here Immediate estimates of the could not be obtained but it was behevcd it might run as high as CLAIM SINK US SHIPS IN ALLY PORTS Germans Threaten to Involve U S in New High Seas Dispute BERLIN sub marines have a theoretical right to torpedo United States ships en route to allied ports or contraban control bases either voluntaril or by compulsion an authorize nazi source said Wednesday Whether such torpedoings woul occur the source said would de pend on individual circumstances The new German attitude threatened to involve ihe Unit ed States already aroused over British inspection of United States mails to neutral countries In a new dispute over the rules of warfare on the high seas The Germans said that unde their interpretation any ship evei it carrying cargo intended fo Germany could lose its neutralitj and be regarded as hostile if vol untarily or by compulsion i should put into an allied liarbo or contraband control base The exposition of the German attitude was made in the coursi of comment on the sinking las Saturday of the HollandAmerican line steamship Burgerdijk 6UOO tons which was torpedoed by a German Uboat 60 miles south o Bishops Bock the entrance to the English channel V At the lime an authorized nazi source said the Burgerdijk was enroute to the British con traband control base in the Bownv off Dover England and therefore was regarded by the Germans as having lost Its neutrality in commenting on the fate 01 the Burgerdijk which has aroused indignation in Holland and de mands there that the government protest to Germany an authorized nazi source said that the proced ure followed in the case of the HollandAmerica line freighter could apply t0 ships flying the American flag The source said that under paragraph 23 of the German con traband order any neutral ship voluntarily or under compulsion enroute to an enemy port includ ingcontraband control harbors thereby loses its neutrality and must be considered hostile The sources said that even H the ship should carry contraband for Oermany the ship would lose its neutrality and its cargo would be disqualified by putting into an allied port or contraband control base either voluntarily or under compulsion The fire broke out early Wed nesday morning i the hot box of a baler and was well under way before help arrived had been employing threl hir f as thre shifts of eight hours each Ma terial from the factory is used for furmture and also is used manufacture of cigarct lale Predicted for New England Areas WASHINGTON f Wjnds Aching gale fovce wclc plcdjclcd Vcdnosday by the weather bureau or parts of the New England and VirginiaNorth Carolina scacoaM Artillery Activity on West Front Reported PARIS URThe high com mancl in communique No o the war said Wednesday flier was local artillery activity F R Cruise Route Is Not Revealed By D HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON Roosevelt still silent on his po litical future headed for a south ern vacation cruise Wednesday af ter one of his strongest third term supporters Ambassador Josep P Kennedy renounced any ambi uon to be ihe democratic stand ard bearer The chief executive plans to be away about ten days but he gave no indication of his route This will bring him up to the Feb 24 deadline when his name he withdraws go officially into the Illinois presidential primary Third term supporters believ h f his name main before the Illinois voters especial iy since most politicians argue thi Asked at a press conference late luesday whether he would take any steps to withdraw from the Illinois and Wisconsin contest before going south Mr Roosevel said that he knew nothing abou he circumstances in the two y o 9 a week after the Wiscon sin contest in which Roosevelt an amer delegate slates also have been entered Campaign manager tor Paul V McNutt were said t be considering putting him in th isconsin race Kennedy ambassador to Great Britain who called at the white house Tuesday announced Tues dy that the importance h Post MnPelled him to decline to be a candidate he and now on state department fiere in Secretary Wallace another third erm advocate told reporter Tuesday that there was strong entimenl for aRoosevelt deleEa inr wa Wallaces hoi LOOK INSIDE FOR HERMANN GOERING Nazi Farmers to Hear His Address Thursday PAGE 2 Mason City High Has No 19 Win on Court PAGE 9 Britt Businessmen Farmers Plan Banquet PAGE 3 Specifically Kennedy refused o enter the Massachusetts pri mary on April 30 Postmaster Gen ral Farley is the only democratic ntvy thus far in the state and rileci tlle Mtition itn Farley s consent said that the elegation would be for the presi cnt if the latter ran Bepublican leaders meanwhile ere preparing folthe Friday meeting of their national com nittee which will select the date nd place for the party conven Four cities were said to be plan ing to bid for the hicago Philadelphia San Fran sco and St Louis The first two ere understood to be in the lead Han Claims Hes From leaners Gets Best lothes Suit in House EVANSVILLE Ind Hcnkc asked his sistei whether she had seen his best suit you sent it to the clean ers she said No I didnt Well anyway she continued early this week a man came to the door and said he was from the cleaners I gave him the suit ice Gorges Allegheny River in EAGLE GROVE Pioneer North Iowa Editor Had Retired From Active Work EAGLE H Barnes 92 pioneer North Iowa editor and publisher died in his sleep after an illness of about a week tfe was the father of H Ward Barnes present editor of the Eagle Grove Eagle Funeral services will be held afternoon at 2 oclock at he Congregational church Bur al will be in Hose Hill cemetery Mr Barnes was born July 14 847 in Bristol 111 and after everal years of farming in Ua a came lo Eagle Grove in 5 buying the Eagle which had een in operation but one year In 1909 his son purchased a halt nterest in the paper and in 1918 he son became sole owner the ather retiring His wife pre eded him in death in 1930 Surviving are two sons Ward 3arncs editor and S A Barnes agle Grove with whom he made is home three grandchildren C V Barnes publisher at Butter eld Minn Arthur M Barnes rofessor at Dartmouth college nd Mary JT Barnes librarian at edar Falls and six great grand iildren House to Consider Senate Approved Loan for Finland Action Is Taken to Increase Capital in ExportImport Bank WASHINGTON the ater of foreign policy discussion moved to the house Wednesday in the wake of senate approval 49 to 27 of a 5100000000 increase inexportimport bank funds Jor loans to Finland China and South America House approval appeared like ly once the bill reaches the floor but the routine of committee con sideration probably will delay ac tion In approving the increase In the exportimport banks capi tal Hie senate restricted fu ure lo anv one country Jo 520000000 ad specified they should not be made milUary The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday wanner Thursday and in south and central Wednesday night some rain or snow Thursday night or Friday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night and Thursday followed by snow in north and snow or rain in south Thursday night possibly begin ningin northwest and extreme west Thursday afternoon risinr temperature except in Red River valley and extreme south west Wednesday night wanner In east and central Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics 20 19 20 trace Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Snow An unusual characteristic inthe hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday was that there was ut one degree variation in the practically constant temperature YEAH AGO Maximum jjg Minimum Snowfall Tr Despite opposition argument that popular sentiment for a loan to r inland was being used to ob tain an increase in the banks funds that otherwise might not be authorized the senate defeated a mendment by ARTHUR H BARNES Editor Die British Tanker of 10191 Tons Sunk by German Action LONDON sinking of I v OlIlMlli Ul the British tanker Grctafield 10 191 tons off the northern coast of Scotland was reported Wednes day Twentyeight of her crew were rescued by trawlers 13 were reported missing The tanker was sunk by Ger man action the British said and burst into flames before goinc down Her home port was Newcastle Lutheran Pastor at Lawler Dies Rev H M Tjcr nagel Lutheran pastor at Lawler died in a local hospital Tuesday Senator Tafi increase t With Hjalmar Procope the Fin nish minister looking down from gallery opponents charged that a loan to a belligerent in even an undeclared war might tend to involve the United States in the European conflict Similar discussion is expected to be provoked in the house by re PubUcnn attempts to amend the measure to prevent loans to bel ligerents Representative w o I cott RMich also prepared an amendment to prevent the banV fjom lending money o facilitate ucts competitive prod crc Mas a brief hurst applause from the when Senator Russell aid for the neeaTin the Umed States take prece dent over help for Finland if if hand Senator DKy contended that aiding Finland the funds be provided would help he Pfh rtalCS Vide uith Latin American nations Senator King DUtah said he favored the bill because com munist Russia threatened to de stroy this and all governments Chairman Pittman DNev said it was unlikely that any ac lllis e y ign relations committee on Japan exports to PENDERGASTS MEN RETREAT Extent of Defeat for Machine Uncertain in Kansas City Election KANSAS CITY Tom Pendergasts once unbeatable po litical machine routed after 14 years from the city hall by a spe cial charter amendment election retreated Wednesday as reform ists schemed to smash over a knockout punch in the April bal loting for new office holders 3f yf How completely whipped IHE machine was in losing the eight member council and mayor no one knew exactly since the Pendergast forces took their licking Tuesday lying doun Except for some mild support Jor a firemans civil service amendment rejected twotoone by the voters Boss Toms men re fused to stage their political pres tige on the special election Yet the voters exceeded all predic tions by casting 113000 votes out of a total registration of 192 000 Four other proposals drafted by a Perdergast councilman were trounced five to one Republicans indc p e n cl e u t democrats businessmen prwp erty owners and civicminded women banded together whip the machine The approved amendment end the terms of all elective officials April 17 cutting them from Join to two years Pcndergast was unable to figure n the drive He is in Leaven worth penitentiary with several of is key lieutenants serving time for federal income lax evasion Many of the lieutenants are serv for vote frauds a when ADVANCE COSTS THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN LIVES Finns Concede Some Loss of Ground Make New Appeal to World By THOMAS F HAMKINS HELSINKI Finland Wed nesday acknowledged that a few Joremost positions of the Man nerheim line have fallen to the red army in the thundering 14 day battle on the warscarred Karelian isthmus which Finns have likened to the World war siege of Verdun On the heels of a fresh appeal for foreien aid against the soviet military machine a Finnish commuuiaue declared however that lie Russians had been re pulsed before penetrating be yond Finlands advance posts Russian tanks crawling across icecoated lake Ladoga were smashed by artillery fire and 17 Planes part of many hundreds which flew over Finland were downed the Finns said British news agency declared successful rmmsh counterattacks had been earned out on the isthmus front Ared communique early Wednesday reported capture of ii more Mannerheim line fortiti cations making a total o at the Kiissians said they have taken within a The Finns admittedly fight ing with their backs to the wall Wednesday posted conscription posters calling to the npn born in 1897 Some of this elan 42 and43 years already are in service as officers Finlands plight turned graver after Hie ceaseless Russian on slaught against ihe main defense hues was made plain by a Finnish spokesman Tuesday night Thus far he said the Fin nish army is able to hold its own but we really rely on civilized nR tions or the world to relieve us in this situation Wednesdays Russian advance was m the eastern portion of the oumniu sector Even this restricled advance cost Ihe red army thousands of dead and dozens of tanks and other equipment the Finns de KC 1 the fighting which hey have likened to great World war battles Northeast of Lake Ladoga all oviet troops were reported re Hilsed and farther north on the Kuhmo sector one soviet battalion was said to have been annihilated edSCVCral positions cflP Thc Russian advance which ook some Finnish front positions as repulsed before it reached our positions further back tlie communique said H cn gss swelled Ihe registration to 260000 Bearings Open on Deposed Coralville and Reservoir Swims 20 Minutes With Injured Captain BELFAST injured mate of the torpedoed 3927ton Dalaro swam n 20 minutes with his more eriously injured captain on his ack after their vessel went down tt the Irish coast Monday sur disclosed Wednesday Fi nally the two were picked up but he captain died the rescue vt Hit I VAtUC the Belgian trawler Jean De Survivors landed at Donegal port IOWA CITY PThc onservation commission Wednes day listened to arguments for the proposed 56000000 flood control flam and reservoir at Coralville The commission met at the lohnson county courthouse here a he public hearing was scheduled wi renuest of 9v George A viilson after opposition developed to the commissions recent stand condemning the proposal on the would endanger Lake MacBride stateowned made lake near the site of the proposed dam Labor groups arc supporting the that half of the 36000000 would oc paid out in wages According to engineers reports a rolled earth dam would be con structed in the Iowa river about Hi miles above Coralvillc Silrmls rallc of wrecked tanks strewn before our lines were Large Freighter Is Reported Sinking Is Hit by Torpedo NEW YORK 12303 ton British freighter Sultan Star reported by wireless Wedncsdsv that she was torpedoed 230 miles southwest of Lands End England and that the crew was abandon ing ship The SOS received here by RIackay Radio gave the position as 4348 north 1006 west The Sultan Stars radio oper ator gave notice that ho wns goiiiR eight minutes after the The ship was last reported nut of Buenos Aires on Jan 17 Owner Explains Dog Can Only Understand Chinese Language PHILADELPHIA Driver John Montgomery is a pretty fair hand with dogs But a German shepherd ob animal and took it o ihe address listed on the idcnti ication tag There he got rare plus a reward nln WongWhO CX icse savvied only Chi ;