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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa OF IOHA COUP oes UOINCS u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED U3ASES WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j xjnH 1 loll icuo cajfca uuNsisis OF TWO SECTIONS r j ONE iNO 74 CONGRESS TO HEAR F R WEDNESDAY flvo s Supreme Court Uoholds Brnad PfzTnRiim flNn Even Goes to Stars on Candidates By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist We have political prophets who reason as a matter of personal observation with experience as its basis that suchandsuch candi dates will win coming elections We have straw polls the en gineers of which draw their conclu sions from pop ular question n a i r e s what coming elector al results likely to are be Now we have astrology to do our advance Roosevelt ieckoning for The American Astrology Maga zines January issue is out with a 1940 presidential forecast Astrology ought to be the dead medicine Individual guessers often go wrong In fact guessers on one side or the other are bound to be mistaken every time Theyre influenced by their respective wishfulnesses Straw polls have been misleading But the STARS If THEY say that a particular as pirant is due to triumph in a giv en campaign how can he imag inably be beaten It would knock the entire stellar system into a cocked hat Nevertheless Editor Paul G Clancy of the American Astrology Magazine implies tlwt the heav ens are not 100 per cent depend able They can say that soandso is probable but they dont bet on it Nor do they altogether agree Ayith less scientific prognqsticators Roosevelt or Wheeler The stars says Editor Clancy democratically favor President Boosevelt for a third term But suppose F D fools the stars re fusing another nomination That would be embarrassing for the Still they have a second Burton K Wheel er This would be punk for John N Garner but that isnt his fault the constellations are antiGarner For the democratic vice presi dency the stars are gambling on Attorney General Murphy Mur phy has said he doesnt want it Whos Murphy to buck the stars ukase Vandenberg Dewey On the republican ticket the stars sense Senator Arthur H Vandenberg and Thomas E Dewey Straw polls put Dewey ahead of Vandenberg but the stars dont The positions of Jupiter Sat urn and Uranus observes Editor Clancy point to Vandenberg as the man through whom the new deal might receive its death blow or at least a serious reversal The stars go even farther than that According to American As trologys Magazine In the event that President Roosevelt doesivt run for a third term we shall expect a republi can victory with the probably winning candidates Vandenberg and Dewey Too Much Michigan Now republican politicians dont anticipate a Vandenberg and Dewey ticket Dewey by present residence is a i iL itLi aisu uiurua review New Yorker but he s a native of its challenged action by a suit Michigan This experts calculate IS DEFEAT FOR AFL ARGUMENT ON CERTIFYING Also Declares Labor Board Has Power to Direct Union Elections WASHINGTON sup reme court upheld broad powers claimed by the national labor board Tuesday by ruling that a federal court of appeals does not have the right to pass on the boards certification of a CIO union as the exclusive collective bargaining agency for all Pacific coast longshormen This opinion a defeat for the American Federation of Labor sustained a decision by the United Slates court of appeals for he Dlsirict of Columbia that it could not review the hoards action in lumping all west coast longshoremen into one Xotine unit The federation had contended that the longshoremen of each in dividual employer should be per mitted to determine their collec tive bargaining representative But while upholding the boards order certifying the CIO shoremen the high court long ion remarked that the effect of the certification was that in the case of some particular employ ers their workers are not organ ized or represented by the CIO affiliate have beeh opportunity to secure bargaining representatives of their own choice Tiiis effect the opinion noted was one alleged by the AFL In two other decisions the court also upheld lie conten tion of the labor relations board that it had the power to direct elections lo determine collective bargaining representation with out interference by the federal circuit courts One of the decisions sustained a board order placing the name of only one labor organization a CIO affiliate on n ballot tor r runoff election to determine col lective bargaining representation for employes of the Consumers Power company of Jackson Mich The other sustained a board order directing the complete dis establishment of an independent union of employes of the Falk corporation of Milwaukee All three decisions were unani mous Justice Stone delivered the opin ions in the longshoremen and Consumers Power cases Justice Black delivered the third opinion in which it was announced Justice McReynolds had not participated The conclusion is unavoid able Justice Stone said in the longshoremen opinion that cortfrrcss as the result of a de liberate choice qf conflicting policies has excluded repre sentation certifications of the hoard from the review by fed eral appellate courts authorized by the Wagner act except in he circumstances specified in sec tion 9 D of the act V Referring to a contention by r T ivj ti uy Vandenberg js a Michigandcr the board that the provisions of the labor act also barred review is too much Wolverine Theyd be tice Stone said favorable to Vandenberg and Rep resentative Martin of New Eng land for instance or to Senator Taft of Ohio and Dewey as his running mate but they dont want too much of a geographical con centration But this is politicians dope The stars are left entirely out of con sideration Astrology points to Republicanly Vandenberg and Dewey Democratically Roosevelt or W h c e 1 e somebody Who the secondary democratic cancidatc would be is a problem Certainly not John N Garner Its a problem in the federal district court Tus But that question is not pre sented for decision by the record before us x x x It can be appropriately ans wered only upon a showing FOUND UNDER TRESTLE SIOUX FALLS S Dak An inquest was scheduled Tuesday in the death of W E Brown jani tor at the Sioux Falls postoftice whose body was found under a railroad trestle near here Police said they believed Brown had been walking along the tracks slipped on the ties and fell 20 leet to the ground view provisions of the Wagner Act affords a remedy view upon a suitable record The Federation has filed in the federal district court here for an injunction to compel the Labor board to withdraw the certifica tion The board contends the Fed eration has no right to this action Trial was postponed pending dis position of the litigation before the supreme court MANUFACTURER DIES WATERLOO L Schgcl 50 manufacturer here died Mon day following a cerebral hemor rhage LOOK INSIDE FOR UNITY FKEEMAiVMITFORD HJtlnr Friend Said to Be Suffering Gun Wound PAGE 2 Speech Contests to Be Staged in State PAGE 8 Star Trio Leads Way Into Big Ten Season PAGE 9 Patrol Activity on West Front Resumed activity was resumed on the western front Monday French military dis patches reported Tuesday after a lull forced by snow and cold weather French war office com munique No 241 said that sever al patrols of both sides were ac tive at various points on the front PARTOFTURKU PORT OF FINNS IS SET ABLAZE Finns Tighten Belts for Prolonged Winter Campaign of Battle HELSINKI sections of Turku historic port of south western Finland lay in smoking ruins Tuesday levelled by Mon days soviet Russian aerial attack V X Turku castle datingfrom he 13th century and housing one of Finlands finest museums still was in flames Many objects of art were removed during the raid of more than 20 planes The waterfront district was re ported devastated A government spokesman said the damage was very great but that only two persons were re ported killed and four injured With soviet land forces reported stalled on the Mannerheim line on the Karelian isthmus red bombing raids were seen as re prisals for the reversals More Ski Patrols Are Threatening to Encircle Division COPENHAGEN fl Fin nish ski patrols in the central Salla sector were reported Tuesday to be threatening a di vision of 16000 Soviet Russian troops encirclement at tacking its flanks after cutting off communications in the rear It was believed a major en gagement was shaping up similar to the virtual destruc tion of the 163rd division of 15 000 Soviet troops in an cngagc mcnt near Suomussalmi as re ported Sunday by the Finnish liiffli command than 50 cities and towns have been raided in the monthlong war Some of the cities he Finns asserted have no military signifi cance Turku a city of 20000 is he terminus for shipments of war materials from Scandinavian neighbors Despite the bombings the railway lines were reported undamaged A blizzard swept over southern Finland Tuesday making enemy air raids over this section un likely Finns were tifflifcning fhcir bells for a prolonged winter campaign The table of was banished from restaurants by official de cree Tuesday ajid it was an nounced that hoi wafer would be provided for baths in homes and apartments only twice a month Broad Powers ofNLRB PRESIDENT AND GARNERCONFER IN WHITE HOUSE American Trucks Bound for Europe MOKGAX J SIcEXANEY Charles Citys Last Civil War Veteran Is Dead at 102 William Gange Dies at Daughters Home in Oak Park 111 a ever tuci n sujt Ujat lmjawru action of since Christmas his condition had the board has inflicted an injury nn he petitioners American Fed as orn n ra eralion of Labor and Affiliates for michi Prince Edward Island CHARLES CITY William Gange 102 last Civil war veteran in Charles City died New Years afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs E D Evans Oak Park 111 He had lived in Charles City over 75 years and last winter went to Oak Park III where three of his children reside for an extended visit About a month ago his health began to fail and ever hich the law apart from the re Canada June 17 1837 of French parents whose name originally was Dugangue He and his broth er came to Wisconsin when they This question can be properly were in their teens and they and adequately considered only changed their name to Gange when it is brought to us for reServing in company I 5th consin regiment Mr Gauge saw the surrender of General Lee at Richmond Va In 1866 Mr Gange was mar ried to Miss Margaret Leonard daughter of a Floyd county pio neer Mrs Gangc died at the age of 89 after they celebrated their seventyfirst wedding anniver WILLIAM GANGE sary Mr Gange was a well known n figure in Floyd county as he fol lowed the vocation of an auc tioneer for 60 years His mind was clear and his voice was strong until his last sickness An avid reader of current news he had definite opinions on the trend of the times He had a strong aversion lo dictators and kid napers Surviving children are Mrs W BJohnson and Jake Gauge Charles City Mrs E D Evans Mrs Gus Kolterman and John Gange Oak Park 111 William B Gange Kansas City Mo Mrs rs Grace Fisher and Robert Gange Portland Ore There are also 11 grandchildren grandchildren and five great The Lindaman hearse went to Chicago after the body and when the family arrives funeral ar rangements will be made McEnaney Seeks Democratic Nomination for Congress Local Attorney Is First Candidate to Enter Primary Race Morgan J McEnaney former state representative from Cerro Gordo county and practicing at torney of this city Tuesday an nounced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for fourth district representative in congress Mr McEnancys announcement was not only the first in the field for fourth district representative it was Mason Citys first entry into the coming political strug gle It definitely brought to mind that 1940 is an election year The new candidate has lived in various parts of the fourth district and consequently relies upon an acouaintaneeship in these sections to back his fight for the nomina tion He was born in Waucoma Fayctte county and before coming to Mason City lived in Cresco and in Chester in Howard county Mr McEnaney served Gerro Gordo county as its representative in the Iowa house of representa tives in the 47th general assembly from 1937 to 1939 He was regard ed as a leading figure in his party in the legislature and a chairman of the important judiciary com mittee He served for two years on the retrenchment and reform com mittee commonly known as the interim committee This commit tee it is pointed out effected eco nomies in the state government While a member of the Iowa house Mr McEnaney introduced among other measures several bills to procure a more adequate old age pension Mr McEnaney has practiced law in Mason City five years He holds the degrees of bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws and he is a member of both the Iowa and the Minnesota bars Political observers viewing the election year horizon speculated on whether Fred Biermann De corah former fourth district rep resentative will enter the race for the democratic nomination II O Tallc Dctorali present holder of the office is regarded as cer tain to file for the republican nom ination for reelection Schools in Toledo Reopen as Financial Holiday Is Concluded TOLEDO Ohio public schools reopened Tuesday after a sixxveek financial holi day for 44000 pupils Classes were suspended Nov 22 two after voters rejected a fourmill school levy The closing permitted the board of education to avoid paying 5400000 in salaries to 1400 teachers and 350 non educational employes and pre vented expansion of i SS50 000 deficit The question of 1940 financing wilyl come before the new board i at its first meeting Tuesday night ENGLAND CALLS 2 MILLION MORE Will Give Britain Potential Army of at Least 3500000 LONDON proclamation by King George VI culling about 4000000 more Britons to the col ors gives the British a potential army of at least 3500000 men It is expected all will be in ser vice by the end of the year The k i n gs proclamation winch lie signed Monday nifflil after a hurried return from a holiday at Sandringham re quires that all male Briions be tween 19 and 27 years Did regis ter for service Previous conscription orders affected only men 20 21 and years total of 1500000 men Under arms or tcchiiicallv mo bilised MERCURY DIPS T012BELOW Minimum of 6 Below Reported in Mason City in Cold Wave DES MOINES subzero old wave engulfed Iowa Tuesday ushering in the new year in the temperatures so far this Republicans of Fourth District to Meet at New Hampton Jan 18 Fourth district republicans will meet Jan 18 at New Hampton for organization rally Iowa re publican state headquarters in Des Momcs announced Tuesday ac cording to an Associated Press dispatch Tentative plans call for Gov George Wilsons pres ence at the meeting Shannon Charlfon Manchester the district chairman has indicated Eighth district party members will meet the same day at Fort Dodge it was announced Tentative arrangements have been made headquarters said for ninth district meeting Jn 23 t Storm Lake lows and at Clinton Iowa Feb 13 A fifth district meeting already has been held coldest xvwter The Iowa highway patrol report ed the mercury stood at a frigid 12 below zero at Atlantic Tuesday morning ranging upward to one above zero at Dubuque At Mount Ayr the 9 a m read ing was 10 below the lowest since Feb 10 1939 when it dipped to the same figure if The weather bureau reported an official low of 8 belou Monday night at Mount Ayr Omaha and Sioux City with II below at Sioux Falls S Dak just across the Missouri river from the latter city Washington had 5 below Mason Citys minimum was G below Temperatures ranged down lo zero or below in all sections of the state Monday night the bureau said averaging 10 degrees below normal The bureau foresaw little relief from the severe cold predicting 10 below readings Tuesday night Some hope of relief was held in the forecast falling for tempera tures not quite so cold in the western section Tuesday night Skies were clear Tuesday morn ing with no precipitation reported in the Inst 24 hours The highway patrol reported Iowa roads mostly normal with a levicy spots and icy conditions in towns Missouri had 5 below temperatures as did lllinoi those states and mostly normal Tuesday morning in Nebraska IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday nihl and Wednes day except fair in cast Tues day niBht not quilc so cold extreme west Tuesday night and in south porlion Wednes day MINNESOTA More or icss cloudiness Tuesday niglit and Wednesday continued colrt Iowa Shippers Forecast for Tuesday nisht 10 beiouzero Cor the stale IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 5 above Minimum Monday night 6 below At 8 a in Tuesday 4 below The mercury Monday night dipped to the lowest figure this winter as North lowans shivered in 6 below YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Ahead Hinted in Statements by Some of Lawmal WASHINGTON President Roosevelt and legislative imong them Vice Presil ent Gar the poss Mlities of a short harmonious con ressional session Tuesday amid signs that more controversy than they hoped for might be in the offing Garner Speaker Bankhead and Senator Barkley and Representa tive Rayburn the senate and house democratic leaders filed into the chief executives office shortly after noon to go over plans for Wednesdays opening session at which Mr Roosevelt will deliver his annual message The conference brought about the first meeting between the president and vice president since the latter announced his candidacy Happy New Year to Sings F R to Garner WASHINGTON UR presi dent Roosevelt greeted Vice President John N Garner at the white house legislative confer ence Tuesday by singinp Happy New Year to You House Speaker William B Bankhead disclosed the presi dential greeting It was the first time Garner and Roosevelt had met since Garner announced his presidential candidacy I never saw a more brother ly affectionate in my life Baijkheatf you can quote me oh that My feelhiff Is that the presi dent and vice president are on very affectionate terms of mu tual regard and appreciation for the democratic presidential nomination which friends say he will seek regardless of whether Mr Roosevelt stands for a third The president and his associates have t cn represented ns desiring a brief session that could wind up before the summer political con ventions Against this plan however is balanced the desire of many legis lators to obtain action on pet measures and the projected vin prous battles OVC1 he reciprocal trade program and fiscal logisla Senator Connally DTex a member of the finance commit tee raised another important controversy vith a statement that he would rcoffer his pro posal to require the government to match state Brants to the needy aped on the basis of S2 toSl up to a maximum acjrre gatc of SIS a month The proposal which Connally argued would prevent discrimi nation against lesswealthy states was approved by the sen ate last year but was not finally enacted Connally said he also would for a schedule of stiff warprofits taxes if 3 revenue bill was offered and Senator Toxvnsend R Del demanded that tiic administra tion s authority lo purchase for eign silver be terminated The first important issue will ome up next Monday when the house considers to ij in jig ji i uin LO impose with highways in federal penalties for the crime of nrT In KGLO Win 41 KQjLO Wil1 W eatlier Roosevelt Message FORECAST President Roosevelts message in congress will he carried over KGLO Wednesday from lo p m accordine lo the prn sram of the Columbia net work lynching Although the house is expected to approve the legisla tion after two or three days de bate the situation in the senate is different formally who led a success ful filibuster against a similar measure two years aso toltl re porters that Iherc will be no antilynchinsr IcfisJation Lead ers presumably will seek to keep the measure from reaching the senate floor A few republicans made it clear that they would wage a vigorous fight against the administrations projected record defense appro priations but democratic leaders predicted these would be ap proved Battles also are in prospect over general appropriation for there ;