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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A a i o EH HIST MEM A3 r DEPT or IOWA CQMP DES UOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THB BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLYI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL tEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 16 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 86 F R PROPOSES LOAN FOR FINLAND Finance Wizard Is Needed By CHARLES V STEWART Central Press Columnist A financial wizard who can tell congress how to cut down the cost oE government as a whole with out reducing any single item of its expenditures Or if the wizard cant do that let him explain how it can go on spending at its present rate without xu n Loss of 3 Subs Reported by British Admiralty DEEPSEA SHIPS NORMALLY HAD CREWS OF 40 Marks First Victory by Nazis Over English Underseas Fleet LONDON loss of ning a few an three British submarines the Sea n u a 1 billions into the red as its been doing for the past decade but also without any increase in Morgenthau A wizard who can solve one or the other or both of these two problems can count on a liberal reward from Capitol Hill if hell go ahead and do it Even if a formal appropriation cant be voted to reward him Ill bet the lawmakers would subscribe liber ally out their individual pockets to a fund in his behalf Senators and representatives as know generally agree that Uncle Sams already outstanding indebtedness approaching 45 bil lions is a great plenty Each leg islator wants all the others to vote for no economy as to his own particular state or dis trict This adds up to the effect that its next to impossible to get an economy majority in either congressional chamber Hard Boiled Morgenthau an to increas ing taxes But what solon likes to vote for high er taxes especially in an election year Echo answers Not one of the lone exception of Senator Robert M La Follette whos advocated stiffer levies on income taxpayers Congress tries to put the puzzle up to the treasury which hands it right back mighty successfully Treasury Secretary Henry Tilor genthau takes this hardboiled at titude senators and representa tives decree certain expenditures Then you provide certain taxes to foot the billThe taxes you pro vide arent sufficient to do it So horse Starfish and Undine was acknowledged Tuesday by the ad miralty marking Germanys first victories over Britains underseas fleet An official statement said three vessels have been engaged on particularly hazardous service and tlie admiralty fears they must uou be regarded as lost The German wireless has an nounced that part ot the crews of the Undine and Starfish have been rescued tiie admiralty said The three submarines normally car ried a tola of 107 men but tola casuallies were not The Starfish and Seahorse were sisterships belonging to the sea going swordfish class and having normal complements of 40 mei each Their surface displacemen was 640 tons The Undine 540 tons was smaller coastal type and normal carried 27 men run into the hole Whose fault is it Yours The German communique Tues day announced the destruction of the Undine and the Starfish in the German Helgoland Bight and saidpartjaf their crevfs were rescued The Berlin announcement did not mention the Seahorse Mazis Report Some Sailors Are Rescued BERLIN was officially nnounced that two British sub marines the Undine and the Star ish had been destroyed in Ger man Helgoland Bight and parts of the crews rescued The actions took place Monday but were reported in Tuesdays communique which first noted on the western front no special events andthen added The British Uboats Starfish and Undine were destroyed through German defense measures in the German Bight Part of the crews were rescued No further details were avail able The Starfish with a normal complement of 40 men was a seagoing type of submarine com pleted in 1933 with a surface dis placement of G40 tons according to the naval manual Janes fight ing ships The Undine a coastal type will a normal crew of11 was of 540 surface tons completed in Sep tember 1938 A month ago the British admir alty claimed successes for a sim ilar team of submarines the Sal mon and the Ursula sister ships respectively of the Starfish and the Undine It reported that the Salmon sank a German submarine Dee 12 let the German merchant liner Bremen pass the same day rather than attack her without warning and the next day struck the 6000 ton cruiser Leipzig and another German cruiser with torpedoes The Ursula was credited with sinking ar German cruiser the LOOK INSIDE FOR MITSUMASA TONAI Delays Parliament to Work Out U S Treaty PAGE I Farm Property Lost in Fire Near Algona STATE PAGE of course Its none of my executive responsibility v From More Business Its an argument con gress finds it very difficult to re ply to satisfactorily It irritates the legislators however They point out among themselves not lor publication that Secretary Morgenthau can afford to be brash and sassy because his jobs appointive he isnt answerable to a lot of voters as they are He only has to have President Roose velts approval and the president sides with him The administrations theory is that improving business will in crease the total of tax collections without increasing the rate That is to say Suppose a concern pays 10 per cent to the government on a mil lion dollars worth of business an nually And suppose its business gets so much better that its mil lion is transformed into two mil lions The government according ly gets twice as much as it previ ously was getting without any in crease in the 10 per cent levy Thats hoiv administration econ omists reason Its the correct way they assure us to wipe out our deficits in future and to start liquidating the indebtedness weve already accumulated U sounds attractive Pessimists suggest though that prosperity wil have to go some to get the country back on a spot cash basis henceforward to say nothing of cancelling the 40odd billion collection of deficits that its piled up thus far MURPHY WINS CONFIRMATION Senate Approves by Voice Vote Jackson Biddle Confirmed WASHINGTON sen ate confirmed Tuesday the nom ination of Atty Gen Frank Murphy to be an associate justice of the supreme court The action was taken on a voice vote without audible dissent The chamber then quickly ap proved the nominations of Solici tor Gen Robert H Jackson to be attorney general and Judge Fran cis Biddle to be solicitor general Koeln class Dec 14 The German high command acknowledged only that a light cruiser had been slightly damaged by an underwater explosion Dec li Ben V Greiman AAA Field Man to Speak at Kensett Program Kenseit town ship Farm Bureau will present a program at the community hall Tuesday evening Ben V Greiman AAA field man will speak at the meeting Leonard Vestal will present mu sical numbers and a tap dance skit will be given by Marilyn Roppe and the Myrc twins The Farm Bureau has also invited the businessmen of Kensett to this meeting SOMESIDEROADS STILL BLOCKED More Snow Forecast But Amount Expected to Be Small in Iowa DES MOINES The farmer on the sideroad Tuesday became Iowas No I communication prob lem as conquest of the snow blockade on the primary high ways neared completion Many secondary roads are still blocked the state highway patrol reported All main traveled arter ies were open with oneway traf fic the rule in isolated cases Meanwhile the weather bureau forecast more snow Tuesday night and probably Wednesday but ven tured an opinion that only light amounts may be expected Some snow fell in northeast and extreme northwest Iowa Tuesday morning Skies were gray over the entire stale except in extreme southeast sections where it was partly over SliBMITS TO OPERATION HOLLYWOOD So thern petite motion picture act ress was feeling very good at tendants said Tuesday at the hos pital where she underwent an ap pendectomy Monday Munches Cookies and Then Robs Grocery SiOUX CITY bandit who held up Joseph Rusak grocer liked cookies The man entered the store pur chased five cents worth of cookies and munched them until all the customers had left Then he pointed a revolver at Rusak demanded money nnd fled with the grocer told police Maxie Baer Out for Win Champion Fight SPORTS PAGE The forecast of an extreme cold wave in part failed to materialize Monday night although the mer cury did touch two below at Ma son City and one below zero a Iowa Falls Temperatures down to the 15 below range had been pre dicted for northern Iowa Mondays high was 22 above at K c o k u k Temperatures varied from 4 degrees below normal to 15 degrees below normal Highway patrol officials urged continued caution on the primary roads even though conditions im proved vapidly throughout the night They pointed out that oc casional slippery spots made if dans SLASH BUDGET BY House Committee Cuts Out 2 F R Agencies Entirely in Proposals WASHINGTON M Com plelely denying funds for twi agencies created by Presiden Roosevelt the house appropria lions committee slashed budge estimates for the government independent offices1 Tuesday b 594492160 In recommending that congres appropriate only o the 51191704473 asked by M Roosevelt the committee trimme 575000000 from the maritim commissions estimate of S200000 000 for the ship construction fund Because of contract authoriza lions however it appeared tha this saving was only temporary and would have to be restored la tcr under the 10 year ship build inp program The national resources planning board and the office of govern ment the na tional emergency the Roosevelt agencies denied funds by the committee These of fices were transferred to tile white house under the reorganiza tion plan last summer The committee turned down President Roosevelts request for 51060000for the planning board and Sl055000 for the reports of fice with the explanation that it could find nothing in legislative history authorizing their exist DENY PRESSURE IN MAKEUP OF CABINET POSTS Chamberlain and Hore Belisha Would Clear Up Invented Charges LONDON Minister Chamberlain told the house o commons Tuesday that it was pure invention to suggest that there had been pressure on him from the army to displace Leslie HoreBelisha dropped from the cabinet in the shakeup of Jan 4 Tiie prime minister spoke to a acked und frequently cheering ouse which had gathered to heai oth sides explain the sensationa ismissal of the war secretary Previously UoreISclisha de clared lie was reluctant to be lieve that Jjiffh army officers would have made representa tions that led to Chamber lains decision HoreBelisha professed a desir to clear those who have workei vitli me of any aspersion ot knif ng him in the back with tlie prim ninister ft did not occur to me he de discussing his adminislra ion of the war secretaryship consider that we were making a irmy too democratic to fight for a democracy I am reluctant lo believe that any high officers with whom I nave been associated would have been sor code which imbues the whole army as to make any representations ir regularly or that if he had done so it would have been counte nanced1 Chamberlain declined to give reasons for the change in the war office which he said was in his prerogative I will only say he added that I had become aware ot difficulties arising out of tlie very great qualities of my right honorable friend HorcBeuslia which in my view made it de sirable tliat a change should oc cur Arms Seized in Raid This picture of a small arsenal was released in New York uy federal bureau of investigation officials in announcing the arrest of 17 members of the Christian Front and the seizure of duns anlj ammunition which purportedly were to be used in the overthrow of the government President Roosevelts uncle There was a commotion on the opposition benches when Cham berlain said To make changes among his colleagues is often the most dis tasteful of all duties that fall on a prime minister If a man holding his office had to make public all his reasons for making a change it would be impossible to make any changes at all Opposition members shouted to this Put it ail on the table nnd Why dont you change There was laughter among the laborites and one voice was heard to say You were anxious to save your face when Chamberlain said he had been anxious not to lose the services of HoreBclisha Tlicre will be no change in the policy of democratizing the army as a result of Hie depar ture of HoreBcllsha Chamber lain said denying tliat any high army officers had threatened la resign unless the war secretary was removed No officer serving at any time ever said one word to me which was inconsistent with his duty to his ministerial chief1 the prime minister declared Chamberlain said that Hore By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS L 0 N D 0 announces t h ic e British submarines must be consid ered lost British report one naxi submarine sunk MERLIN Germany an nounces two British sulj rrmnnes sunk in Helgoland bight COPENHAGEN Rus sian relations strained with Scandinavia red radio ac cuses Sweden of forcing un employed to fight for Fin land MOSCOW Russia be stows decorations on 2606 for service in campaign against Finland RIO DE American representatives meet to find ways of en forcing siiletjzonc around Americas TO K I cabinet headed by Admiral Yonai installed The Weather Frederic Delano is chairman the resources board No Damage Reported From California Quake BERKELEY Cal iP An earthquake shook North Berkeley Albany Richmond and El Cerrito Monday night a m No damage was reported Kerou to open her up ouli on the highways oul maritime The independent offices bill provides funds for most federal agencies not in the regular depart ments Approving SI25000000 for the r resignation obviously was not connected with army re forms because the cabinet shared 4 Boys Hopping on Ice Cakes Drowned BOSTON iP Four boys drowned in Boston harbor Monday as a result of the dangerous sport of hopping from one floating ice cake to another Eight others were saved struclion fund the committee said it believed an additional S75000 000 asked could be withheld for the present because of inevitable delays which are encountered in a program of this character PLAN REGISTRATION IOWA CITY of Iowa officials announced second semester registration at the school would begin Jan 22 and continue through Jan 27 Finlands Worst Winter in 25 Years Adds to Hardships HELSINKI fF Finlands most severe weather in 25 years was 51 below zero Fahren heit in some parts Tuesday brought new hardships to the inhabitants of bomb lorn cities Temporary repairs of dam aged buildings in such hardhit cities as Viipuri Tampere and Turku were spurred by the cold The Finnish press announced hat several Russian spies had been caught and promptly shot One spy was said to have possessed miniature broadcast ing equipment Sixty Russian bombing planes dropped more than 600 bombs in the interior of Finland Mon day Finnish official sources said killing three civilians and wounding 60 This brought offi cially recorded bombing casual ties since Tan 7 to 21 dead and 140 wounded Private sources however es timated the casualties as much higher One traveler arriving from Turku Tuesday morning reported an air raid shelter had been struck by a bomb Monday and the majority of its 30 occu pants killed outright r responsibility for them News papers had persistently suggested that the policy of promoting younger officers over the heads i of veterans and the resentment of the military caste1 against a Jewish war secretary at this time had been responsible for Hore Beiishas ouster The prime minister expressed appreciation of HorcBclishas restrained explanation of his resignation but the opposition was obviously dissatisfied with Chamberlains limited explana tion The prime minister said that Itfs only criterion now was whether any move would aid in winning the war The former secretary said mere ly that he had relied on the prime ministers support in my and until Thursday week last it was readily forthcoming He said that Jie hnd always respected the army regulation permitting any griev ance to be carried lo the highest authority apparently any generals opposed to him for the progra appealing to Chamberlain cncc FORECAST IOWA Snow Tuesday nifiil and probably Wednesday not so cold in south and extreme east Tuesday mshi colder Wednes day in west portion MINNESOTA Mostly cloucly Tuesday niplit and Wednesday snow in south and probably in north portion not so colt Tues day night in northeast cast central and northcentral por tions somewhat colder in Red River valley colder Wednesday in west portion IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST For Tuesday night North half 10 above southwest 20 above southeast 25 above IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Monday 6 above Minimum Monday night 2 below At 8 a m Tuesday zero Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum If above Minimum 10 below 17 MEN ARE MUCH SUBDUED Federal Agenis Seek More Conspirators m Alleged Syndicate NEW YORK woebegone group of 17 men accused of plolting to overthrow the United Stales government fretted in jail Tuesday unable to raise 550000 bail each as federal agents sought other alleged conspirators of the revolutionary syndicate While federal state national guard and New York city police authorities pressed investigations of the fantastic scheme to launch an antisemitic program assas sinate a congressmen and sel up a Hitleresque dictatorship in this country jail attendants de scribed the 17 prisoners asgreat ly subdued AD pleaded innocentMonday when they were arraigned on a charge of seditious conspiracy mumbling their pleas with the ex ception of blond longnosed Wil liam G Bishop alleged ring lead er who shouted in a voice heard outside Ihe courtroom Not One of the group George Kelly 24 a hotel worker expressed be vilderinenl at the Gmens charges complaining I dont know whether Im against communism or not I dont know what its all about 1 Edgar Hoover FBI chief said he had evidence lo support every charge that a conspiracy was aimed at establishing a dic tatorship It look only 23 men to over throw Hoover reminded skeptics Meanwhile residentsat Nar rowsburg N Y where FBI agents said they spied on the alleged con spirators while they were at rifle practice recalled having seen a group of 10 or 12 strangers at 1 nearby range and corpmcnted SHARP DEBATE IS TOUCHED OFF BY SUGGESTION Roosevelt Believes Act No Involvement in European Wars WASHINGTON President Roosevelt proposed Tuesday that congress consider nonmilitary loans to Finland and touched off a sharp Kenate debate in which Senator Walter F George D Ga charged such aid was unneu tral Mr Roosevelt suggested hat if congress wished to aid Fin laud it provide for loans to fi nance nonmilitary purchases through the exportimport hank and Ilic reconstruction finance corporation George attacked the suggestion sharply demanding tliat congress cease permitting Jesse Jones or anyone else to make unneutral loans to foreign governments Finnish officials here offered no comment on the presidents letter but an unofficial source suggested that Finland would have no need of bread if they dont get some thing to defend themselves with Im not reflecting on Jones George shouted but he hasnt been commissionel by the Ameri can people to decide the import ant questions involved in a loan to Finland Such loan would consti tute an unneutral act under inter national law Jones as federal loan admin istrator has jurisdiction over the exportimport bank which would handle any financial program de signed to aid Finland The senaie row broke when Ihe presidents letter to Vice President John N Garner was ordered sent Jo Ihe bankingand currency committee instead of to flic foreign relations commit tee P K O TO MEET AW P E O was to meet Tuesday evening atjcational advantages that their awful marksmanship was SCHOOL COUNCIL WILL GATHER Better Education Group Will Meet Feb 5 to Discuss Program Plans DES IUOINES to lay a firm groundwork in the 1941 legislature for such measures as state aid for the schools theIowa council for betler education will meet here Feb 5 to discuss a long time state educational program The 43th general assembly con venes next January Last session the Iowa State Teachers association and its coun cil allies unsuccessfully sponsored a bill providing a slale appropria lion to local school districts The I a status group argued that all children arc I entitled to more nearly equal edui Senator Tom Connolly D demanded tliat the letter be sent i lo the foreign relations committee i Ho said that the letter did not present a question of credit but a question of foreign policy Senator Wallace II White Tt Maine said he believed the presi dents purpose in sending the com munication to congress was to present the foreign policy ques tion and have us determine whetti i loan to Finland would be wise Banking and Currency Chair man Robert F Wagner D N Y assured his colleagues that if the committee found that there was any question of foreign policy in volved in the proposed program he would be glad to have the presi dents communication turned over to the foreign relations committee Democratic Leader Alben Barkley said the administration bad no intention of making a di rect loan lo the Finnish govern ment Mr Iooscvclf emphasized that use of the proposed credit for purchase of arms and im plements of war would lie for bidden The president outlined his pro posal for Finnish aid in identical letters to Vice President John N Garner and House Speaker Wil liam B Bankhead He warned against creation of any precedent which might open the way to large credits to Euro pean nations but said lie did nol believe his proposal would con stitute or threaten any socailed in European wars The president proposed that the loans to Finland be provided through the ExportImport bank and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation The FxportImpoi t bank has already advanced a S10 000000 credit but Finland hss called lor only S3000000 of lhat sum There is without doubt in the United States a ercat desire for some action to assist Finland to finance the purchase of agri cultural surpluses and manu factured products nol including implements of war said Mr Roosevelt There is at the same time un doubted opposition to the creation of precedents which might lead to large credits to nations in Europe cither belligerents or neutrals No one desires a return to such the home of Mrs Ray Peterson Mrs Lester Willcy had charge ol on Popular Sci SENATE CONFIRMS BLACK WASHINGTON sen Stale assistance it said would ale confirmed the nomination ot enable the poorer districts to ap proach the wealthier school areas in the caliber of instruction Albert G BlacK formerly of Iowa State college Ames to be governor of the farm credit ;