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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E R H1ST DEPT OF IOWA oes VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL U1ASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 51940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE FINNS ROUT REDS ON SALLA FRONT Third Party Formation Is Weighed By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist ABANDONMENT OF old time republican and democratic party lines in this country and the crea tion of two new parties a liberal and a conservative is an idea t h a ts been simmering for a long time It made its first sureenough j attempt to realize itself in 1924 when the elder Senator Robert M La Follette ran for president o n the progressive JLA GUARDIA cans on one hand and the demo crats on the other hand Senator La Follette got a democrat Sena tor Burton K Wheeler to run with him He also got considerable republican support Nevertheless tlie effort fizzled Some republicans and some democrats deserted their original parties to vote for La Follette and Wheeler but not enough of them combined to enable the progres sives to carry more than Senator La Follettes home state of Wis consin It probably wasnt that there were not plenty of liberals both republican and democratic but they didnt vote that way gen erally speaking They cared less for their liberal principles than they did for their respective re publican and democratic party labels tarried agaitr hcertain variations The other day President Hoose velt arid Mayor Fiorello H La Guardia of New York got together on the subject in Washington I take it for granted that Presi dent Roosevelt is recognized as what Senator La Follette would have called a progressive though they might have differed to de tails F D has been described as a democrat Fiorello has served in congress as a republican and a socialist in New York City as a fusionist and an American party laborite Surely thats an ade quately enough nonpartisanship Their scheme is this If the republicans put up a con servative presidential ticket theyre democrats4 provided the democrats put up a liberal ticket Or vice versa They dont care a hoot for party labels But suppose both democratic and republican conventions name are regarded as conservative John N Garner and Robert A Taft Better Chances in 40 Then what In that event there are hints of a third in 1924 Some liberals think it would work better now than it did then Secretary of the Interior Harold L Ickcs who used to be a republican speaks hopefully of it Ickes says candidly that he doesnt believe a third party can didate could win for the presi dency in 1940 Still hed take the risk La Guardia has got the nerve to go against it Hed take the nom ination and risk his chances Fiorello H La Guardia wouldnt have the chance of a rabbit presi nominatoriallj But hes a tremendous political influence He isnt alone a New Yorker He knows the west Hes from Arizona Ive suggested heretofore that there arc nuisance candidates for the or republican La Guardia wouldnt do anyway republicanly or progressively Hes too receitly alien to count anyhow But hell have a lot to do with the selection of 1940 presidential candidates And on both tickets They better figure on his influ radicals anyway AMERICAN SHIP HELD TAKEN TO CONTROL POINT British Enforced Act Constitutes Violation of Neutrality Law AV AS KING TON OP The American government has warned Great Britain it would hold her responsible for damages resulting from losses and injuries if American ships were forced into British control ports The state department Friday re leased the text of a long note given to the British ambassador for forwarding to his government At the snmc time that it dis closed that an American shin the of the fllaore and McCormack line cnroutc to Bergen hail been taken into Kirktvall one of the British control ports within the area forbidden United States vessels by the neutrality act WarnsJBritain Against Inspecting Ships RUSSIANS SAID TO BE FLEEING The department said that since it was a violation of the American neutrality law for an American vessel to enter the combat area it cabled the American embassy in London Thursday night to com municate immediately with the master of the Moormacsun and obtain a full statement of the cir cumstances as a preliminary to possible action The state departments note to Britain dated Dec 14 made the LOOK INSIDE FOR LOUD LOTHIAN Predicts Terrific Nazi Attack This Spring PAGE 2 West Union Man Gets 10 Years in Prison STATE PAGE Brooklyn Boss ficks ship companies are voluntarily cooperating with the British au thorities The message signed by Sccre tary Hull then said In view of these considera tions it is difficult for my govern ment to foresee as a practical matter any occasion necessitating the entry of American vessels into belligerent ports If despite these considerations the British authorities should feel it necessary to compel any Ameri can vessel to enter the combat area or any of those belligerent ports which by the provisions of the neutrality law they are prohibited from entering the government of the United States will feel it necessary to examine carefully into all oE the facts of the case and to take such further action as the results of such examination appear to make necessary or ex pedient Meanwhile I feel that I should inform your excellency that this government for itself and its na tionals reserves all its and their rights in the matter and that it will be expected that compensa tion for losses and injuries result ing from the infraction of such rights will be rmide as a matter of Hulls note replied to a British note of Nov 9 the text of which was not released In it Britain re served the right to take American vessels to control ports despite the combat area proclamation NEUTRAL SHIPPERS MAKE MANY PROTESTS LONDON news that the American government had warned Britain she would be held responsible for damage to American ships forced into con trol ports brought disclosure by a reliable source Friday that neu tral shippers had been bombard ing diplomatic delegations here with protests These complaints it was said were against dangers from bombs inines and tropedoes as well as to delays to ships taken for ex amination MERCURY DIPS TO BELOW IN SUBZERO WAVE Logan Is Coldest Spot in State Reporting Frigid Minus 19 After being held in the grip of subzero weather for almost 36 hours Mason City saw the tem perature rise to 10 above at 2 oclock Friday afternoon A reading of 11 below Thursday night was recorded as the lowest temperature for Mason City this winter After hitting 0 below at 8 a m Friday the temperature steadily rose throughout the day However it was expected to drop below the zero mark again Friday night Tiie highway patrol station at Mason City reported Friday high ways were normal throughout North Iowa with spotty ice in some places However motorists were cutting their mileage because of the bitter cold Throughout the state the bitter cold wave seized lowans let go briefly Friday and then gave indi cations that it would set in again Friday night The weather bureau promised slowly rising tempera tures Saturday however Logan in westcentral Iowa reported 19 degrees below zero tha coldest spot in the state during the night according to the Associated Press Iowas next official minimum SPORTS PAGE Says Those Who Drive Glass Trucks Should Not Dodge Horses OXNARD Cal Manatt warns People who drive in glass trucks shouldnt dodge horses Manatt swerved his truck trail er carrying 19 tons of glass lo avoid a horse The truck oxer turned killing horse and breaking the glass Manatt was not hurt By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS WITH FINNISH FORCES on Lake Kianta Front Finns hold initia tive in ski troop guerrilla warfare COPENHAGEN F i fi nish forces reported to have won smashing victory on Salla front 125 miles north of Lake Kianta MOSCOW con cinciine commercial treaty with Bulgaria begins trade negotiations with Japan and continues talks with Germany R 0 JI E Count Csaky Hungarian foreign minis ter arrives in Venice for talks with Foreign Minister Ciano to review Hungarian territorial claims on Ru mania and possible Russian steps in Balkans BERLIN Germans re port livelier artillery ac tivity on western front and continued a i r reconnais sance against allies NOKRIS IN HOSPITAL WASHINGTON UR Senator George W Norris I Nebr is resting easily in Johns Hopkins clinic at Baltimore and expects to return to the capital in a few his office said below zero at Crestoh where the mercury still stood at 17 below at a m Friday It was the low est mark there since February 1936 when the red column droppec down almost into the bulb at 1 below As the crackling cold engulfeci the state Norfolk and Burwell in Nebraska reported a frigid 21 be low zero minimum All but the northwest section of the stale warmed under cleai skies Thursday morning but mosl temperatures had raised only five or six degrees from the nights minimum at 9 a m The weather bureau shippers to protect for 10 below readings throughout the state FIT day night No fatalities for which the weather could be blamed have happened in the last 24 hours Some Iowa cold spots Thursday night included Atlantic 16 below Omaha Iowa Falls and Moun Ayr 15 below Cednr Rapids 14 below Centerville Sioux City ant Audubon 13 below Garner Burlington For Dodge and Webster City 12 below Ottumwa Marshalltown and Waterloo 11 below Keolcuk and Muscaline 10 be low Iowa City DCS Moincs Chnrles City 8 below Clinton and Dubuque 6 below Davenport 5 below Temperatures over the state averaged 27 degrees below normal Friday morning the bureau said alter reaching a maximum Thurs day afternoon of 17 degrees above zero at Keokuk The bureau said snow flurries were reported in the extreme northwest corner of the state and predicted the snowfall would spread eastward over the state by Saturday afternon or night Southwestern Minnesota re ported a 2 below minimum tlie patrol said while Missouri and Illinois had 10 below readings Fire As Important As Ice S T M lce to tllese skaters on Willow creek in West park Subzero tem SDDntar tf ih T racine insufficient to keep up warmth and considcraVtime spent around the fire From left to right standing are George Symecek Bob George James Taylor an unidentifiedyouth Clilford Stafford Bob Crowell Bob Wallace Jim Miller and Joe Symecekseated Jfaivjuartin KoseShimaBillHaynes XaVcmne Campbell photo Kayenay DRAMATIC COURT N Y Romeo SCENE ENACTED Are Married 200 Pound Pig Tries to Get Into St Bernards Doghouse MELROSE Mass neigh three blocks around their bors of Elmer George slept late Friday you cant blame them A 200pound pig wandering down Florence avenue tried to find protection from the chill night air in a doghouse which al ready was occupied by Georges 80 pound St Bernard The dog of course in a loud voice So George came out o investigate and found the Pig and the dog circling the clog house First the dog chased the pig and then after a rest the pig chased the dog Neighbors for night slumbers disturbed con verged on the scene with sugges tions Highways in those mostly normal states were Police came running They couldnt catch the pig either A fanner came up with a block and tackle but by that time the pig had crawled into the St Bernards parlor for a rest The farmer rigged up his block and tackle and hauled the protest ing pig out Police told him to tike it home md keep it and told the neighbors to gwnn home and get some So he did and they did Subzero Wedge Drives Eastward Bl THE ASSOCIATED PRFSS A wedge of subrero weather in some districts the coldest in three years drove eastward from the plains states Friday giving the weather map its oddest appear ance of the season Light snow fell in western Ne braska where the temperatures ranged from 13 above but farther east at Burwell and Norfolk it was 21 below The frigid belt extending Fri day from central Nebraska to Ohio drove the mercury below zero in Chicago for he first time since Feb 19 1936 It was A be low nt I i m and downstatc at DcLatm 12 below was reported At Icnsl four persons died from the cold three in West Virginia and one in Illinois State Seeks to Place Guilt in IVIurdei of Shueyville Couple IOWA CITY dramatic courtroom scene was enacted here Friday as the state sought to estab lish the guilt of Charles Bececka former DCS Moines waiter who pleaded guilty to a county attor neys information charging him with first degree murder of Mr and Mrs George Novotny his aunt and uncle at their farm home near Shueyville Sept 9 Louis little Cedar Rapids pawnbroker who stated on the stand he soldthe murder weapon to Bececka was asked to identify the defendant Climbing down from the witness stand to get a closer view because ot near sight edness Fine walked directly to Bececka peered into his face and then shook the defendants man acled hands Im sorry for you my boy he said and walked slowly back to anci the witness stand weeping He fin ished the remainder of his testi mony with tears streaming down his cheeks Other witnesses called by the state before Judge Halold D Evans recessed the trial until 2 p m were Sheriff Don McComas Deputy Sheriff Preston Koser State Agent Bob Gregson County Coroner Dr George Callahan and Walter Griffin and Dick Coons employes of the tnxicab company which furnished Bececka trans portation to the Novotny home on the night of the murder Bececka changed his plea of not guilty entered at his arraignment Dec 9 to that of guilty when the trial opened Friday morning HANDS OF MAN BADLY FROZEN Believe Rockford Man Was Lying in Street Throughout Night ROCKFORD Duncan 71 was found at Slilloy Friday NORTH CONWAY N H The Rev Raymond Phelps of the North Conway Congregational church said Friday he had mar ried Eileen Herrick and George Lowther New Yorks Romeo and Juliet shortly after their arrival here by plane The minister said he performed the ceremony at his home at a nv and that the young couple then went to the nearby Eastern Slopes Inn popular skiing hostel ry for a wedding breakfast After they had breakfasted the bride and bridegroom took pos session of a little creamcolored honeymoon cottage on the hotel grounds The little structure con tains a small kilchenet and two or three other rooms Lowther and his bride visited stores in town and bought ski outfits lending to the belief they planned to remain bore for some time The marriage culminated a stormy courtship in which Low ther twice had the parents of the girl brought into court on allega tions that she was being held against her consent by her par ents who heartily disapproved the match DEEP DISTRESS IS SHOWN BY PARENTS NEW YORK and Mrs Walter Herrick showed deep dis tress Friday over their socialite daughter Eileens elopement to New Hampshire with Insurance Salesman George Lowther 3rd They said that she would al ways be welcome home but that her husband would not and intl cxertcd undue influence in bring ing about the elopement Informed of the couples mar riage in North Conway N H not by their daughter but by u friend the Herricks received reporters almost tearfully in their modest home on fashionable East End avenue Herrick a former park com missioner blinked rapidly as he said Our daughter will always be welcome home ancl several times forestalled Mrs Hcrricks volunteered answers to questions with Please dear FATALLY SHOT WHILE HUNTING Joseph OBrien 53 Found Unconscious in Barbecl Wire Fence CRESCO Joseph OBiicn 53 fHrmer living 17 miles southwest of Cresco was fatally shot Thurs day while hunting a fox on his place He found caught barbecl wire fence unconscious with his gun lying on the ground near him and the charge from the gun had pierced his body He died before reaching the hospital at Elma Coroner E L Bradley and Sheriff Haven were called to the scene but concluded no inquest was necessary Surviving arc his wife and daughter ACROSSBORDER MurmanskLeningrad Is Cut in Several Places May Be Destroyed COPENHAGEN f Finnish orces Friday were reported to iave won another smashing vic ory against Russian troops on the Salla front 125 miles north of ake Kianta where the Finns vir ually destroyed the Hed armys 63rd division last week The Russians were said to have een routed at Salla just above he Arctic circle and to be fleeing n confusion across the frontier Inasmuch as the vital Russian tlurmanskLemngrad railroad is only 40 miles from the frontier he new victory observers said may mean the Finns will not only c able to cut but destroy this ine of communication Persistent reports from north ern and central Finnish fronts tC successful raids against the rail road led neutral military sources o believe Russia would be com pelled to abandon her winter at tempts to smash Finland in the north or cut her in two and con centrate attacks on the Karelian Isthmus to regain prestige Russia can pour reenforce ments and munitions into tlie Karelian front via Leningrad but would have difficulty provisioning troops in the north without the Murmansk railroad Finns Apparently Hold Initiative By THOMAS F HAWKINS WITH FINNISH FORCES on the Lake Kianta Front Finns apparently held thsinitia tive in a rovinghitandrun Friday deep in the forestsalong the frontier in this wild north land Skiing Finnish patrols were reported to have cut the Mur mansk railroad at several places after raids deep into soviet ter ritory The railroad is the only supply line to harassed red forces in he far north The raids against the railroad which winds through the lake dotted Russian wilderness at dis tances of from 50 to 150 miles from the border were said to have been part of an encircling drive by Finns pursuing remnants of the routed 163rd Russian di vision The crushing defeat of the Rus sian column on frozen Lake Ki anta ended nt least temporarily the red armys threat of splitting Finland in two with a drive across Ration Cards to Be Distributed in Italy ROME was announced officially Friday that ration cards will be distributed throughout Italy by Jan 15 Since the out break of war gasoline has been rationed and tlie Sale of coffee has been banned throughout the coun try Prices in all food stores have been regulated drastically by gov ernment decree and baking hours have been limited in order to con serve flour supplies her lie narrow waist and opened way for the Finnish sallies With the main bodies of both nimies lying back now tlie fight ing has been largely hand to hand guerrilla skirmishes between ski soldiers mostb in Russia ancl am bushes by the white clad Finns who swoop in sudden attacks and vanish There no longer is n well de fined battle line in this meander ing warfare War and peace minglr strangely close lo the embattled arcus Along the roads to the front in the Arctic darkness one sees a milkmaid on flic way to her morninc chores and return ing at night the automobiles headlights pick out a boy pump ing a bicycle The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in cast mostly mated they thought he haa cioudy and not so cold in West cxerlcn undue influpnrp in nnntr Friday niBhl Saturday general ly cloudy slowly rising temperature snow in west por tion and by afternoon or night in cast i reindeer slips good road to the Occasionally across the one frontier Periodically you stop to get warm and dry or to cat and sleep A woman welcomes you for the noontime halt at the door of a two room farmhouse and ushers ynu into n bedroom walled with timber cut from the forests out fide and chinkcr with moss You take your lesson From their harrty Laplander fighters You take off your doeskin and woolen MINNESOTA Generally fair socks to dry them before the cnltlcr in north portion Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness probably light snow in southwest portion slowly rising temperature in south morning in front of Flynns beer 1 1 C parlor his hands badly frozen I D TV 10 UlC Clarence Weigand found the 1 rj j i inert form of Milloy who was beilO KlOlS 31 KaiTlQUrg JjfVfVi frt llJTiVf liOrtrt Kinrr to have been lying there throughout the night Milloy had lott his gloves and was badly chilled Tlie tempera ture hovered at 10 below zero Milloy is a retired farmer Shippers Forecast for Friday night Ten for en tire state not quite so cold in cities IN MASON G1TY GlobeGazette weather slatis ties Maximum Thursday 6 below T Min Thursday nighl 11 below BOMBAY I At g a ni Friday fl below sentenced lo dcilh at Hubli I YEAR AGO Friday for participating in riots i Maximum at Rjimdurg last April in which j Minimum u eight policemen were killed i Precipitation 59 fire Warm feet nc the biggest prob lem in this deathly cold The average clothing of a cor respondent includes two pairs of pants one of heavy ski weight two oairs of underwear two wool en i sweater a jacket and a fur or sheep lined cent jMan in Abbev Murder Criminally Insane ST CLOUD Minn cr Walter Stcllncr who shot and I killed nncthcr brother in St Johns abbey on Christmas cv c faced pos sible commitment to Fergus Falls asylum Friday after two psyschia trists found him criminally insane ;