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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NUGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED MESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES VIBES FIVB CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 1940 MASON CITY THf IHIOHT miS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 115 GERMANS SINK BRITISH DESTROYER Plan From Green Has Possibility By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Though theres lots of it agri culture is spread out so thin its so unconcentrated that it doesnt respond very promptly to a sug gestion which undoubtedly was in tended to be for the joint good of urban labor capital istic employer dom agricul ture and ev erybody else The plan to get all these classes togeth er to hit on a program for their common William Green benefit all around put forward the other day by President William Green of the A F of L He might have included distributors and consumers generally too How ever these omissions unquestion ably were a mere oversight Green obviously meant the whole population He says the A F of t wants congress to create a permanent advisory board to coordinate the interests of all hands He recog nizes that these interests are inter dependent He speaks of econom ic recovery as his objective The new deal to be sure as sumes that its accomplished eco nomic recovery already but Bill Green evidently thinks complains of plenty of unemploy ment young folk who cant break in and of older folk who prematurely are squeezed out He blames government also for improv he wants it in perpetuity Back to N R A His scheme somewhat dates back to the now defunct N R A which was abandoned as a fizzle Senator Joseph C OMahoney likewise has a congressional com mittee engaged in an attempt to readjust oldtime conditions to modern days But OMahoneys committee advertises itself as temporary Bill Green urges a setup for ever of industry labor and agri culture Captains of industry are rather unexpectedly quite acquiescent In not such very olden days they werent overly ready to listen to hints from labor sources Now they seem disposed to discuss Wil liam Greens scheme reasonably enough Several of them already have expressed themselves through the press pretty favor ably CoOperation Stressed The fact that the A F of L bead was the individual to put forward the idea of in industrinl laboragricuHurat alliance seems to imply that the organized work ers are in a more placatory mood than they used to be Labor on the one hand evi dently realizes that it too suffers when the employers arc finan cially distressed The employers on the opposite hand have come to recognize that good pay en ables the workers to be better buyers of the formers merchan dise The past decade lias been mu tually educational to them Agriculture isnt so promptly heard from in response to Presi dent Greens recommendation That probably is because the farmers are to widely scattered that theyre not readily vocal However maybe theyll be friend ly to the Green program too as they get to talking about it Getting Together Thenub ot it is Labor hitherto inclining some what in the direction of radical ism apparently if Bill Green voices its views correctly is tend ing moderately in the direction of mild conservatism It complains of high taxes as having forced a Jot of big employing concerns into the red to the injury not only of themselves but to their em ployes Sock the rich no longer is as popular a slogan as it was Correspondingly hitherto strongly conservative big indus trialists judging from its spokesmens published remarks to bc swinging toward a more liberal attitude Its occurred to them that they cant make money exccpt from a generally prosper ous country The initial symptoms are all to the good anyway Wilson Announces Candidacy for ReElection JS AS ANNOUN HEPREPARESTO GOONVACATION Undertook Sweeping Economy Program When First Named to Post DES MOINES George A Wilson announced Monday that he is a candidate for reelection He issued his announcement on the eve of his departure for a brief vacation in California Bern W Utman M o d a 1 e farmer look out papers Satur day for the nomination for gov ernor but so far he is the only republican to contest the gov ernors bid Senator Edward Breen of Fort Dodge last week declared his candidacy on the democratic ticket Wilson who was nosed out by Nelson G Kraschel by a narrow margin in the November election in 1936 will round out his first term in the governors chair at Wilson Issues No Statement Merely Gives Intention DBS MOINES UP Gov George A Wilson did not out of his laconic Calvin Cool idgelike role to announce his candidacy for reelection No statement accompanied the announcement He merely re nurked that be expected to run again Former governors have ac companied their announcements with lengthy typewritten state ments about their handling of the states affairs Governor and Mrs Wilson and their daughter Mary leave Tuesday night for Los Angeles where on Feb 21 he is to ad dress the annual picnic of Ibwans living in California the end of this year Prior to tak ing office he was a practicing law yer in Des Moines and had served 10 years inthe state senate When Wilson faced Kraschel the second time in 1938 he scored an overwhelming victory over the Harlan democrat The vote was 446959 to 387783 giving Wilson a plurality of nearly 60000 Upon taking office in January 1939 Wilson undertook a sweep ing economy program through coordination and consolidation of state departments Including reductions in the number of highway commission employes more than 1000 state jobs were eliminated in the pro cess according to administration claims Wilson has anticipated a saving of S100000 a year through appli cation of the state car dispatcher act which placed control of all stateowned cars under one head The state department of pub lic safety embracing the motor vehicle department highway patrol bureau of investigation and fire marshals office was another product of the Wilson consolidation program Most spectacular act of the Wil son administration was the re moval of all three members of the board of control upon recommen dation of the senate which de bated an investigating committees report for three days The senate reported conditions unsatisfactory at some state institutions Governor Wilson was born April 1 1884 on n farm near Menlo Jowa He attended Grinnell col lege and was graduated from Ihe University of Iowa Law School in 1907 He was married to Miss Mildred Zehner in 1921 The Wilsons have four children lowan Dies After Tire Blowout Causes Auto to Turn Over FORT DODGE Thomas Callahsn 29 of Cherokee died in an ambulance on the way to a Fort Dodge hospital Sunday night aft er the car in which he was riding overturned near here when a tire blowout on a curve sent the car into the ditch His neck was brok en when he was pinned beneath GOV GEORGE A WILSON 11 PRINCIPLES DAINES NAMED OFFERED BY GOP HEAD OF HOME Survey Makes Proposals for 1940 National Platform Consideration WASHINGTON Recpm budget in 1S42 were contained Monday in 11 guiding principles offered the republican party Im possible inclusion in its national platform Reportinr on a twoyear sur vey a committee of more than 200 republicans pictured the new deal as misnnderstandinc economic jind falling into fatalism of outlook It outlined the republican po sition as favoring an expanded free enterprise in the belief that ouiprivate economy lias not come to a dead end The 28000 word document will be available to the platform com mittee at the June 24 convention There is no indication whether the proposals actually will be in corporated in the platform since they are merely advisory and since creation of the program by Dr Glenn attended by disagree ment among party leaders The report labeled a program for a dynamic America outlined these general principles 1 The United States should keep out of war through a tight rein on our emotions and scrupu lous neutrality 2 Defense forces should be sufficient to protect the western hemisphere from aggression 3 Reciprocal trade agreements should be approved by both houses of congress Republican con gressmen are seeking to require only senate ratification 4 The national labor relations act should be amended and the administrative and judicial func tions of the labor board separated a The farm program should try to increase interchange ot farm and city goods by better cor relation of prices 6 Private enterprise should be encouraged by protective rather than restrictive government regulation of business 7 A 20 per cent reduction in federal spending should not be too difficult and coupled with a higher national income should bring a balanced budget in 1942 8 Higher surtax rates on in dividual incomes should bc cut certain business levies should be abolished future federal and state bonds should be taxed 9 The presidents emergency monetary powers should be re pealed the gold standard should be restored receve adequate relief administered by 11 Social security legislation should be studied with a view to expansion and better administra tion Dr Frank said the report bore the clear majority approval of the program committee While signed by 209 members expres sions of individual judgments taking exceptions to some parts turned over to the republi can national committee In its farm program the com mittee recommended adjustment of transportation costs and selec iiuitct the farmers home market and prompte But until a bal anced recovery fT f cuts and bruises Callahan hart i effective been employed In lie hC cently He was unmarried UPlUbCS musl bc rec parity prices Is New Superintendent of Soldiers Orphans Institution in Davenport DES MOINES W The state board of control announced the of Buffalo Iowa as superintend ent of Ihe soldiers orphans home at Davenport Chairman D R McCreery said the appointment would become effective April 1 upon expiration of the term of Syl McCauley of Dubuque Gov George A Wilson last year ousted the Iowa board of contro found in some oE the state insti tutions The Davenport childrens home was among those criticized in the senate investigating committees report Daines was assistant sergeant alarms of the Jowa senate during the 1939 session and is a World war veteran and a reserve officer MeCreery said While visiting the institution Friday McCreery advised Caul ey If you have any vacation time due you you had better take it before April 1 Salary ot the superintendent of the orphans home is 52400 an nually plus living quarters and household expenses for the perintendents family A democrat McCauley was ap pointed superintendent four years ago Daines is a republican NORWAYMAY MAKE APPEAL Considers Protest to League Over British Seizure of Nazi Sailors OSLO Foreign Ministei Halvdan Koht Monday announced Norway might appeal to the league of nations or some other tribunal over Britains seizure of prisoner from the German prison ship Alt mark in Norwegian waters In any case we feel certain thai infringement of neutrality such a we have endured will get its judg ment by public opinion in all coun tries Koht told parliament He gave an account of the inci dent and its circumstances whicf have involved Norway in contro versy over her ability to maintair neutrality The Altmark was armed witl antiaircraft guns he said casting new light on one controversial fea ONE KILLED 6 HURT IN NORTH IOWA MISHAPS AutoTrain Crash at Eagle Grove Fata Local Girl Is Injured One North lowan died and six others were injured in automo ile accidents reported over the veekend Most seriously of those hurt was Dorothy Payne of Mason City truck by a car Francis Morse Jr f Des Moines was the victim of cartrain wreck at Clarion early unday morning being fatally in jured in the crash Dorothy Payne 22cashier at Ihe Cecil theater was seriously in iured about Saturdaynight when struck by the car driven by Robert Sawyer of Rockwell at the intersection of State street and Delaware avenue Miss Payne who lives at 607 East State street was reported to be in a fair condition Monday at Park hospital and was unconscious Police officers who investigated the accident said Sawyer told them he was driving at a speed of about 10 miles an hour at the time He was driving south in his 1937 Chevrolet coach and Miss Payne was walking east on the north side of the corner at the time of the accident Miss Payne was knocked to the pavement and suf fered a fractured skull and cuts on her legs Sawyer a Rockwell high school b asketbaU player w as accom paiiiedby three other Rockwell cagers Harold Theitefvlrvin Fitz gerald and Robert Gallagher They fbbkMiss Payne to the Park hos pital Witnesses to the accident were W E Borsall and H N Sturges 521 Pennsylvania avenue north east Sirifine Vicari 320 Sixth place southwest and Leland Huff 127 Third street northwest iicw un one comroversiai iea 10 All in need should receive ture of thc ships status In addi tion Koht charged she had violate uunjuaie reuei administered by sne nad violated the local governments through Norwegian regulations by sending federal grantsinaid wireless messages while in Nor wegian waters But neither of these facts gave Britain the righ to violate Norways neutrality maintained he Supreme Court Uphold Conviction of Baker LITTLE BOCK Ark Arkansas supreme court Monday upheld conviction of Norman Baker founder of hospitals a Eureka Springs Ark and Musca chargc and a fine of 32500 im posed by a Carroll circuit cour jury Baker was convicted las month in federal court here of us ing the mails to defraud in con nection with advertisement of claimed cancer cure and was ser lenced to four years in prison Finns Announce Soviet 18th Division Annihilated With 18000 Killed or Captured Confident Fresh Forces DOROTHY PAYNE in crash DES aiOINES YOLTH DIES OF INJURIES Morris Jr 21 of Des Moines died at Sunday night in Tompkins ant Walker hospital of injuries suf fered when the car he was driv ing collided with a northbound Chicago and Great Western train at a crossing west of Clarion Sun day morning at oclock Funeral services will be held a the Smith funeral home in Clar ion but the lime of the rites ha not been set He is survived b his parents Mr and Mrs Franci Morris Sr of Des Moines and two brothers The victim was em ployed in his fathers hamburge shop in Des Moines With Morris at the time of the accident was Arthur Hanson 22 of Eagle Grove who was serious ly injured Morris the driver received 3 badly cut head and cuts on one leg Hanson suffered severe bruises Both boys were still un conscious Sunday afternoon Morris is the son of Franc Morris Sr who formerly lived Clarion They were taken to Tompkins and Walker hospit 1 Clarion FOUR ALLISOX RESIDENTS HURT IN HEADON CRASI Allison resi dents three of them chidren were in a Hampton hospital Sun day white another was at i loca home following a hcadon attomo bile crash Mrs Nanne Frankcn 39 old her two daughters 12 yoar olc Eileen and nine year old Berdine all of whom suffered head in juries and a five year old son is in the Will Halt Offensive Against Viipuri HELSINKI war com lunique announced Monday that he red armys 18th division had Jeen annihilated northeast of ake Ladoga with 18000 men billed or taken prisoner The results of the fighting northeast of the lake which the Finns said ended with the com plete destruction of the 18th di vision were announced as the Finnish high command threw fresh men guns and airplanes into the battle to halt a red army offensive against the Mannerheim line on the Kare lian isthmus Denying Russian claims that they were within a few miles of Viipuri the Finns said that they were confident the fresh forces would halt the offensive In this connection the commu nique announcing results of the Russian drive northeast of the lake indicated that the Finns had ended any immediate possibility of the red army completing pinchers movement around the lake for an attack on the rear of the Mannerheim line in coopera tion with the soviet forces ham mering their way along the Kare lian isthmus TheFinnish communique said the Finns had captured a strong point held by the 18th division and taken booty which includee 20 tanks 36 cannon 17 tractors and 32 field kitchens It was the possibly the army division that the Finns had reported iviped out The most severe de feat they had previously inflict ed according to official an nouncements was the annihila tion of the Russian 44th division on the central Suomussalmi front Mondays communique said thai there was local fighting on the Mannerheim line indicating that the red army offensive had died down Sunday Messages Monday however indicated it had been re newed at some points The communique said that nn Sunday nil local attacks by tile Russians had been repulsed by Finns entrenched in new position on the isthmus The Russians lost one battalioi Vapproximately 900 or 1000 men in the fighting Sunday the com munique said The communique said tha southeast of Salmenknita rjvci winch connects Lake Vuoksi am Lake Aeyraenpaene and which i the new defense lines set up b the Finns the defenders dispersot enemy columns ami captured 30 guns RUSSIAN TROOPS NEAR VIIPURI Objective Appears Hard Pressed in Red Reports From Moscow M O S C O W army troops hammered Monday almost at the doors of Viipuii Finlands second largest city after isolating Fort Koivisto western anchor of the Mannerheim line a soviet communique said A Finnish communique report ed a weakening in Russian pressure on the Karelian isthmus scene of three weeks bitter fight ing But the Finnish report was for Saturday the Russian for Sunday Viipuri center of Karelia Christianity Cor 700 years and a prime objective ot Russian troops since the start of the war ap peared hard pressed as the Soviets reported capture of Johannes MaUsalahti and Somme cm the Finnish coastnl railway Somme is only about six miles from Viipuri Occupation of the coastal rail way towns apparently snapped Koivistos overland communica tion with Viipuri for the three towns are north of the fort Loss of Koivisto would be a heavy blow to the Finns because Its coastal defense artillery hu been turned inland at times to harass Russian lines of communi keeps retreating the Russians reported EASTlNlOWA ROADS SLIPPERY Snow Is Reported in Part of State Skies Generally Overcast DES MOINES snov flunies Monday made highway in the eastern half of the stat slippery in spots7 the state high was patrol reported Streets in towns and cities ii that section of the state also wer reported slippery A light snow was reported i the southwest section while over cast skies prevailed in the north west area where highways wer mostly normal LOOK INSIDE FOR The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday somewhat colder in north and west por tions Tuesday MINNESOTA Cloudy some what colder in extreme north and in Red river valley Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy and slightly colder IN MASON crn GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night Al g a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in nUhl At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum statis 28 29 40 33 32 23 Bernard who suffered an abdo minal injury were brought to the hospital here Mrs Ed Uhlenhopp was brought to the home of her brotherinlaw H H Uhlenhopp of Hampton The Frank and Uhlenhopp automobiles were involved in a headon collision Sunday morning as the families were going to church services The accident oc curred on a side road two miles cast of Allison and a quarter mile north of Iowa highway No 10 Mr Frankcn was also in his automobile at the time of the ac cident but was unhurt ARCHBISHOP SHKEMHS Invokes Interdiction Against Parish in Ohio PAGE 2 Mason City Jaysee to Play Carlelon Frosh SPORTS PACK Religious Emphasis Week Gets Under Way STATE PAGE 157 LIVES ARE LOST ENGLISH CHIEFS REVEAL Nazis Announce Raids on Convoyed Merchant Ships Are Successful LONDON fP Great Britain ind Germany traded blow for blow Monday in furious naval warfare While ihe British counted two captured German merchant ships as prizes of their sea blockade Ihe admiralty dis closed the British destroyer Daring had been torpedoed and sunk uHli a loss of 157 lives The enemy powers meanwhile waged a legal battle over the fate of the GDIman prison ship Alt mark the British pressing for in ternment of the vessel in Norway where a British destroyer cor nered her Friday and the Ger mans demanding her release The Daring was the sixth des troyer lost by Britain since the outbreak of the war In a the British fleet has lost 25 vessels of which H were capital ships des troyers or submarines f Ai Where or when the 1375 Ion Darmg was sunk was not dis closed She was a sistership of the Des troyer Duchess lost earlier in the war and carried four 4 7 inch guns seven smaller guns and eight 21inch torpedo tubes She was completed Nov g4 at a cost of about andcould attain the exceptional speed ot 382 knots Among those lost were her mas Commander s A Cooper The German high command communique in Berlin reported t hesinking of a destroyer and an undisclosed number of convoyed merchant steamers and tankers in various sea areas Sunday It said the merchantmen were m three convoys and the destroy er was part of naval forces guard ing a fourth Ported J the British naval cordon in a dash from Vigo Spain were into a British west coast port Hie 5000 ton Morea loaded with manganese ore and the 2542 ton Rostock the British announced The Moreas crew of 23 men and seven officers were British the Rostocks crew or cargo and no explanation of the capture of cither ship Meanwhile two British mer chant ships and five commercial vessels of neutral nations were reported casual tics of the war or regular mari time hazards Britains pressure on Norway for internment of the Allmark and oermanys demands for Nor wegian action against the British placed the little neutral ticklishly in the middle She stood between diplomatic fronts of two ent powers Germany already had protested over meffective protection afford ed by the Norwegian navy for the Allmark in Norwegian territorial waters where a British boarding party Friday night attacked the Allmark and released more than 300 captive British seamen from the prison ship On the other hand there was the British demand that the 12000 ton Allmark be interned for the duration of the war on the grounds that she served as a German navv luxilinry by taking aboard for transport to Germany crewmen ot seven British merchant ships sunk by the nowscuttled pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spec Germany had demanded that the Oslo government take all possible measures against the perpetrators of Ihe attack on the Alfmark and Norway Sat urday formally called upon the British o return the prisoners of war although they already had been landed in Scotland by the rcscuin destroyer Cossack The British foreign office criti cized Oslo officials for failing in their duty as neutrals Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax called in the Norwegian minister and handed him a series of ques tions designed to buttress the British view that the Altmark bc interned BAXDJT FORGETS RUBBERS N Y ban dit sneaked into the apartment of Mr and Mrs John Amodco took off iiis rubber slugged and bound the couple extracted S and loll He lorgol the rubbers m ms ;