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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E R Hisr ueu AH r OEPT OF CON DCS UOIHES Is VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX THE NEWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 20 1940 IKS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 90 NAZIS MASS ON NEUTRAL BORDERS GERMAN FORCE BOLSTERED TO OVER Little Indication Is Noted of Impending Western Front Assault BULLETIN LONDON Lord of ihe Admiralty Winston Church ill said in a radio speech Sat urday that half of Germanys submarines have been sunk since the outbreak of war and that her new building program had fallen behind what had been expected By UNITED PRESS While diplomatic sources in London reported that a German drive through the Netherlands still is a possibility the French war office heard that two addi tional German divisions totaling probably 30000 men had arrived in the BelgianNetherlands fron tier region The Germans already have a strong force in that area vari ously estimated at 500000 up wards and the massing of troops has served to keep the tiro low countries in a state of tension and military prepared ness for defense There was no indication how ever of any impending drive by either side on the western front although land patrol and aerial scouting activity increased des pite a new cold wave which sent the temperature to 10 degrees be low zero in the Vosges mountain sector German airplanes concentrated their flights over northern France chiefly in the Belgian border re apparently to get informa tion of allied troop movements and to determine whether the al lies have shiiteed troops to the frontier Britiahplanes similarly scouted over northern Germany No unusual activity was re ported at sea The latest report of the sinking of a neutral ship came from Stockholm where the own ers of the Swedish steamer Pa jala 6865 tons said it had been torpedoed without warning off the British coast while enroute from Buenos Aires to Sweden with a cargo of flour Thirtyfive mem hers of the crew were reported to have landed in Scotland Diplomats in London were busy speculating on whether the war would spread and where Opinion for the moment favored Hol land rather than Scandinavia or the Balkans A French war office spokes man said confirmation had been received of persistent reports that German troops had been sent into the Russianoccu pied part of Poland How ever the movement was attri buted in Paris to a desire by Germany to help guard the railroad which runs from Ru mania through that part of Po land The railroad is essential to the overland shipment of oil which Germany must have In the FinnishRussian war a battle of large proportions was reported in progress in the Salla sector of northcentral Finland where the Russians are trying to cut westward to the important railroad which leads to the Gulf of Bothnia The Russians after recent re verses were reported to have dug themselves in near Marks 15 miles southwest of Saila The Finns were attacking from both flanks and the front Helsinki heard that the Russians were put ting up a strong fight to keep from being cut off from their main base 120 miles away on the Murmansk railway in Russia In the south Moscow claimed in an official communique to have annihilated a Finnish battalion and to have captured 26 machine guns on the Kittela sector of the Karelian front just north of Lake Ladoga Russian aerial activity over Fin land continued without however apparently causing great material damage Four air raid alarms were sounded in Helsinki Satur day morning Senate Leaders Plan State Funeral for Borah Monday Pictorial Glance at the Life of Idahos Senator Borah Reporting of Accidents to Be Stressed DES MOINES gov ernors traffic safety committee Saturday adopted accident report ing as a major objective of its 1940 program The committee met in the of fice of Slate Public Safety Com missioner Karl W Fischer Gov ernor Wilson We feel that traffic accident reporting is the basis of this whole program It gives you something to shoot at If youre going hunting you want to go where game is plentiful declared H E Stedman of Des Moines chairman of a subcommittee on motor vehicle administration Stedman said the nationally ac cepted ratio personal injury accidents to fatalities is 35 to 1 V M C Nelson of Des Moines chairman of the coordinating committee pointed out that on this basis Iowa would have had 92000 traffic accidents in Only 17000 were reported Nelson cautioned that as the machinery for obtaining accident reports improves the number of accidents may appear to increase but the actual number of acci dents may not be any larger Those attending the conference included W Earl Mason City Prof Rollin M Perkins Iowa City and Prof H G Palm er Cedar Falls MERCURY DROPS T013BELOW Red Oak Has States Official Minimum Low Reading at 1 3 DES MOINES cury fell to a frigid 13below zero minimum again Friday night in Iowa although temperatures gen erally were warmer than at the peak of last Thursdays cold wave the weather bureau reported Sat urday Readings were not nearly as cold along the Mississippi river the weather bureau said but were about the same elsewhere in the state and stood considerably below normal Saturday morning Red Oak reported the official minimum of 13 below Other cold spots included Mount Ayr 6 be low Iowa Falls 5 below Mason City 4 below Des Moines airport and Omaha 3 below and Sioux City and Spirit Lake 2 below Generally fair weather and continued cold temperatures were forecast with a 10 below minimum expected in northwest Iowa Satur day night the bureau said Skies were clear Saturday morning with westerly to north westerly winds and only traces of jsnov reported in the last 24 hours The mercury reached a maxi mum of 15 degrees Friday at Du buque and Keokuk Swedish Steamshio Is Toroedoed Save Crew STOCKHOLM Sweden Owners of the Swedish steamship Pajala 6865 tons asserted Satur day that the ship had been torpe doed without warning off the Brit ish coast on its way from Buenos flour The ship sank within 25 minutes it was said London reported that 33 mem bers ot the Pajala crew had ben landed at a Scots port Saturday morning SATANS COLO SATANS KINGDOM Conn hamlet with the hot name ivas the coldest spot in Con necticut below zero By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS R O IN E Italy allots 5542000000 for biggest military spending program since World war air raiders bomb southern Fin land anew army says Finnish battalion wiped out on eastern front PARIS French patrols fight on German soil but withdraw after some losses flyers scout north west Germany in night expeditions Mrs Borah in the library of their Washington home ROSS ATTACKS ARE REPULSED HELSINKI Russian attacks have been flung back both on the Karelian isthmus and north of Lake Ladoga the Finnish com mands communique reported Sat urday The account of new land suc cesses came as Russian planes were ranging over all southern Finland bombing Turku and other towns heavily and causing four air raid I alarms in Helsinki which how ever was not bombed LOOK INSIDE FOR Four times the Russians at tacked Friday at Taipale on the Karelian isthmus and lost 40 dead the communique said Above Lake Ladoga the fight ing lasted all day before red army efforts to recapture positions which the Finns had seized Thurs day were beaten off The communique said seven Russian bombers were shot down in Fridays widespread aerial ac tivity and that three more prob ably were destroyed The capital had four air raid alarms during the morning and early afternoon although no bombs were known to have fall en here However 51 planes were report ed flying over a small city north of Helsinki and even in die capital the faint rumble of exploding bombs could be heard at times Six Russian planes were seen flying over Helsinkis outskirts at a great height In view of the al most continuous alarms it was be lieved the soviet air force was taking advantage of exceptionally clear skies to attack a large num ber of small centers It was announced that Russian bombers Friday raided 27 Finnish cities and villages dropping more than 1000 bombs Casualties were not announced On Thursday Ihe Finnish com munique estimated 430 Russian planes flew over Finland Helsinkis first alarm Saturday was sounded at a m o m C S T and the alarms were almost continuous until the fourth was raised at p m a m C S The fourth alarm was accom panied by temporary suspension of foreign telephone service which interrupted dispatch of this mes sage HAS 20TH CHILD HUEY LONG Longs Dictatorial Laws to Be Repealed PAGE 2 Mason City Jay sees Win in Court Scrap PAGE 3 Farmer Found Near Death at Lake Mills PAGE 8 NORWOOD Mass 43 yearold wife of a laborer gave birth to her twentieth child here Friday Hospital attaches re ported that the mother Mr Gvoh and her baby a seven pound louncc boy were doing fine Eighteen of ibc chil dren arc living Former Patients of Muscatine Man Give Testimony at Trial LITTLE ROCK Ark defense in the mail fraud trial of Norman Baker and four asso ciates summoned additional for mer patients of Baker hospitals to testify Saturday to recoveries under treatments offered at the two institutions in Eureka Springs Ark and Muscatine Iowa Baker founder of the hospitals and his associates are charged wilh use of the mails to defraud in connection with the advertisement of a cure for cancer and other grave maladies The defense resumed question ing of the former patients Friday after it was balked in efforts to use motion pictures as evidence of alleged cures More than a score of such witnesses previous ly had been heard and 11 others were placed on the stand before the overnight rcccps President Roosevelt Cabinet Leaders and Other Dignitaries Pay Tributes to Veteran Borah Was Fair Firm and Shrewd Roosevelt States WASHINGTON r e s i dent Roosevelt Saturday joined cabinet members leaders of all political faiths and the nation at large in paying tribute to the late Sen William E Borah In a formal statement tele phoned to newspapers less than an hour after Borah died the chief executive said The senate and the nation are sadly bereft by Uie passing of Senator Borah We shall miss him and mourn htm and long remem ber the superb courage which was his He dared often to stand alone and even at limes to subordinate party interest when he presum ably a divergence ofparty interest and the national interest Fair minded firm in princi ple and slircwd in judgment he sometimes gave and often re ceived hard blows but he had sreat personal charm and a courteous mariner which had its sources in a kind heart He had thought deeply and studied with patience all the jjreat social po litical and economic questions which liad so vitally concerned his countrymen during the lone period of his public service His ulterances commanded the close attention of the senate and of a farflung audience whenever he spoke A unique figure his passing leaves a void in Ameri can public life American and an outstanding lib eral Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins A Iremendous loss lo the nation which he served so ably one of the outstanding states men of our time a great liberal and a truly great American his integrity his courage and his ability were known and apprecia ted by millions of Americans with whom I join death Secretary of War Harry n m mourning his Woodring statesman publi truly great His long record of c service won for him the affection and admiration of the American people Senator Key Piftman D Nev who succeeded Borah as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee democrats cap tured control of the senate in 1033 A man of great character in dividuality and independence At times we have engaged in intense fights on opposite sides of the questions involved At no time was he discourteous intolerant or among the greatest lawyers wlio have even harsh constitutional served in the senate constantly actuated by a sense of duty House Speaker William B Bank head A great and dominating figure for a long time His loss is indeed great to the senate the United States and the whole world Chairman John D M Hamilton of the republican national com i miliee A very great loss to equally quick to mourn Borshs our country Senator Borah did passing was Secrclary of Slate Cordell Hull who frequently Had clashed with Borah oh foreign policy who said I was deeply distressed to learn of the passing of Senator Borah His record of truly great service to the people of the nation will live in history Tn his death the country loses a fearless statesman ever faithful to his principles Other comment included Attorney General Robert H Jackson The passing of this SMNVSTOHMS IN MEXICO MEXICO CITY first snovstorm ever seen by residents of Cardenas state of San Luis Po blocked a passenger train there dispatches said Saturday V fearless and independent leader of public thought is a great loss to the country He has exerted a profound influence upon the course of our national policy His many personal friends in both parties will deeply regret his sud den death Secrclary of Ihc Treasury Henry Morircnlliau 1 am with all sincerely grieved by the passing ot Senator Borah One of our important states men of this century a great popular causes He will live long in the memories of the American people Senator Hiram W Johnson R A remarkable man strong able eloquent a senator independent of absolute integrity and burning patriotism Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont One of the finest and fairest men I haveever known A real loss to the country 2 Hurled in Furnace Pit by Explosion Die NEWPORT Ky Iff Two workers were burned to death early Saturday when an explo sion hurled them into a furnace pit in the Andrews Steel company plant The dead were Oiville Tun fiate 2B and Jesse Phillips 37 Negro FLY OVER GERMANY LONDON Royal air force planes made recon naissance flights over northwest ern Germany Friday night and Thursday night the air ministry said Saturday not always agree with others in the republican party but none ever doubled his sincerity nor questioned the lofty motives which inspired him a man of convic tion and courage and such men are sorely needed today Senate Democratic Leader Al ben W Barklcy D Ky A great blow to all members of both parties in congress a unique character in the senate and de served the resoect and love of all his colleagues House Democratic Leader Sam Rayburn D Tex An out standingly useful American and statesman He will be terribly missed Senate Republican Leader Charles L McNary R Ore His an unique position in the senate He and the nation will miss him His was a great ality W VI The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Generally fair and continued cold Saturday niffht and Sunday FORECAST FOR SHIPPERS Protect shipments during the next 24 to 36 hours from tem peratures as follows West and north zero to 10 degrees below soulh 5 degrees below to 5 de grees above cast about 5 de grees above IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelte weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Jan 22 4 2 Trace 39 LION OF IDAHO IS MOURNED BY ENTIRE NATION Beloved Statesman Led Many Historic Battles Noted as Isolationist OBITUARY ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON e n a 1 e leaders arranged Saturday to hold a state funeral Monday for Sena tor William Edgar Borah who died Friday night of a cerebral hem orrhage President KooseveH and mem bers of the cabinet supreme court and diplomatic corps will attend The white house announced the presidents intention to be present shortly after plans for the slate funeral were definitely decided upon The funeral services will be held at a m central standard ime and will be directed by the Rev Ze Barney T Phillips senate Borahs body will be taken back to his home slate of Idaho for burial at Boise City Senator D Worth Clark Idahos junior senator said that the people of that state have asked Mrs Bo rah to consent to another slate funeral at Boise City on Friday She had Ihc request under con sideration Vice President Garner appointed a committee ot 10 senators to ac company the body to IdahoThe group was composed of five re Lodgt Nye tt Vanden berg and White and five democrats Clark Idaho Pittman OM a h o n o y Burke and Min ion Ind The funeral train will leave here at 1 p m CST Monday Arrangements for the stale fu neral completed Saturday al a conference o Senators Clark Barklcy DKy and Mc Nary EOrc with Mrs Borah Many members of the diplomatic corps are expected to attend since Senator Borah was active in for eign affairs having served during republican administrations as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee Miss Cora Rubin Borahs sec retary for 30 years said Mrs Bo rah was bearing up well under the shock of her husbands death The 74 year old Idaho states man known in the senate as an isolationist in personal as well as international affairs slipped away in sleep at p m Central Standard Time Nearby was his wife Marv who was known as Little Borah She had kept a constant vigil over her husband since last Tuesday t was then that the Idahoan fcl in his apartment bathroom and n cerebral hemorrhage blotted out his consciousness V Leader of historic balllrs against American participation m flic league of nations and the world court Borah the ffrcal oppositionist was mourned by high officialdom and many a common man President Roosevelt whose for eign policies often brought Borahs ringing denunciation in the sen ate declared that we shall mKi him and mourn him anci long re member the superb courage which was his Borahs colleagues sadly spoke their words of praise and there was none who did not refer tn him as a friend Borahs death had been a riuc tion of time since his fall Then Mrs Borah wondered why hi was late for breakfast called him in vain and discovered his un conscious form His head was ami for some time physicians cared his back was broken Senator Van denberg RMich who cried un ashamedly said He never had a chance1 Borah never retrained suffi cient consciousness to explain what had happened Medical authorities said it was impossi ble to ascertain whether he suf fered a stroke and feH or wheth er the brain hemorrhage re sulted from the fall The Idaho veteran whose scn Upper Mississippi villcy and northern glCat plains Near norj ate speeches always drew crowded mal to considerably below normal sallcrics and a larec attendance lemperaturcs within first half of of his coHoastiey died peacefully Joseph week probably followed by mod and without pain Miss Cora Ru statesman an ardent champion eration especially over southern likely bin his secretary for more than 30 year sajri death camo ovei Borah like a deep slumber ;