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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATE PKKSS AND LEASES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS BORAHS LAST TRIP State Rites Conducted in Senate Chamber for Lion of Idaho No Great Alarm in Plot of 17 By CHARLES P STEWART Central CONFIDENTIALLY the feder al bureau of investigation doesnt take very seriously the plot charged against 17 New Yorkers to overthrow the United States government That is to say the J Edgar Hoover which its worth bureau doesnt believe that the government is in any danger from a group of less than score of alleged cons p jralors Neither docs it believe that this mere hand ful actually is rep resentaiive of a larger or g a nization Uncle Sams Odin s while to worry about The fact is that the bureaus personnel tallied to individually has too keen a sense of humor to work itself into a lather over such a threat con sidered as national propor tions The bureaus director J Edgar Hoover does indeed appear to think that hes discovered a reil mares nest His underlings natur ally dont officially disagree with him Talked to personally how ever under pledge of sccrecv they generally concur with Manhattan Mayor La Guardia to the effect Hint New York Citys 18000 po licemen are a great plenty to deal with the 17 Marplots whom Hie t BI is accusing v Illicit Arsenals The FBI docs seem lo have dug up some illicit arms and ammuni tion hiding places Guns explo sives and a sword were included The guns didnt amount lo little 32calibcr rifles versus 55 caliber shooting irons and fame shotguns fit to puncture clucks with Still the Sullivan law in New York state prohibits ihc posses sion of lethal weaponswithout proper authorization But the unauthorized possession of arms is a stntc offense It isnt any business of the FBI That N Jt isnt any of the FBIs affair un less the federal government is be ing plotted against Afraid of Killing It must be conceded trial a very tinhorn conspiracy can develop into an assassination of major oiO killing of a presi dent for instance But this alleged plot isnt so described this is sup posed to be preliminary to a revo lution Of course the FBI or the secret service or the local police or any body is entitled to head off a plot of that kind But is there any prospect of it Director Hoover of the FBI Would have us think so Its seriocomic Tts disagreeable It isnt probable either Its impossible The question is Borah Body Taken West for Burial CHICAGO body of U S Senator William E Borah ar rived in Chicago at a m Tuesday aboard the Baltimore and Ohio Capitol Limited enroute to Boise Idaho where the second fu neral service will be held The three cars carrying the gray steel casket and the funeral party which left Washington Monday after services in the senate cham ber will be transferred to the Borah Train Will Enter Iowa Tuesday CLINTON seven car special train carrying the body of Senator William E Borah to Boise Idaha entered Iowa at Clinton at p m Tuesday local offices of the Chicago and Western railroad advised North Western railroad here and a special sevencar funeral train h am Oma ha Nebr Police guarded the rail road yards and the public was 03 rrco The cortege will arrive in Boise Thursday and the body will le in state in the Idaho State Capitol until p m In terment will be at the Morris Hill cemetery Boise LEWlSLASHES MNUTT RECORD CIO Chief Declares Presidential Aspirant Political Adventurer COLUMBUS Ohio W Lewis declared Tuesday that Paul V McNutt federal social security administrator hoped with the help of a motley crew of two per cent bagmen to buy enough VOLCS to make him president of the United States The CIO chief opening the convention of the United Aline oC America described McAutt as a political adven turer McNutfs name brought up as Lewis recalled what he termed opporessive legislation against labor and displacement of mine workers by strikebreakers by the king and his troops in England Lewis added The king sent in his troops like when a governor whose name was McNutt sent troops to pro tect the strangers who were tak ing the jobs of mine workers whose children were hungry and whose wives were sick A political adventurer whose name was McNutt who was ac companied by a motley crew of two per cent bagmen which he hoped would be able to buy enough votes to make him presi dent of the United States so that he would have more soldiers to play with so that he could protect MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY2p94Q MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OPTWO SECTIONS NO 92 DIES INQUIRY TO CONTINUE SOVIET TROOPS SUFFER HEAVY LOSS TO FINNS Thousand Dead Left at One Point Alone in Effort to Crack Lines By WADE WERNER HELSINKI Russia roops trying to break throug Finnish defenses northeast o Lake Ladoga are taking a terrili punishment Tuesday nights Fin nish army communique reporter Casualties were reported t have run into the thousands f At one point alone he com munique said at Kollaanjoki In the Loimola district the enemy left upward of a thou sand dead in the past two days On the Karelian Isthmus fron artillery action from both side continued and the war brought again to Helsinki Tues day afternoon with the approacl of planes The planes were driven off b Finnish antiaircraft fire According to dispatches frorr Latvia published in the news papers here the Russian Balti fleet has taken heavy punishmen in the first eight weeks of th war especially considering th act that naval activity has been practically frozen up during thi past two weeks The red fleet has lost three destroyers a number of auxil iary vessels and a battlehip these dispatches said and the battleship October Revolution was damaged in port and the cruiser was put out of commission at least for several months In addition tiro submarines and four minesweepers are re ported to have been sunk by mines if On the other hand the red flee ias sunk two German and two Finnish vessels one Estonian mer chant ship and also several Eston an fishing boats Cost what it may soviet Russi ipparently has determined to Finland this winter despite the springtime promise of easie loing by land and air Impelled by a desire either to save military face or win before can get great aid from the west or both the Russian command is risking costly equip ment on midwinter bombing raids and appears to be pressing to attack in force on the Karelian sthmus and north of Lake La doga Tells Union of South Africa Time Has Come to End War With Nazis CAPETOWN Union of South J B Hertzog ormcr prime minister Tuesday old parliament and its crowded galleries that the time has come vhen the war against Germany hould be ended and peace re tored before the world plunges nto great slaughter Hertzog who resigned as prime ninister last Sept 6 when beaten n his stand against a declaration t war offered a resolution favor ng peace to the first session of arliament since that in which he elmquished his office to Gen Jan Christian Smuts more strangers Lewis reference o the two Isnt some somebody nut liable to IU lilt tWO per cent bagmen presumably re ferred lo political campaign as sessments while McNutt was gov ernor of Indiana owa Boy 6 Fatally iurt in Sled Mishap C H A R I T O N skull iiurcd a coasting accident William lullcr 6 year old son of Mr and Mr John Fuller of Chanton died Monday night Of ficers said the boys sled collided with a rear wheel of a semitrailer truck operated by Alvin Werner of Battle Creek Nebr Werner did not know about the accident until officers informed him they said No Relief in Cold Wave Is in Sight 0ES MOINES 10 day siege ol belowzero weather still held Iowa in its icy grip Tues day morning and the weather bu veau foresaw no relief for the be leaguered state The mercury touched a 16 be low minimum again Monday nigh at Red Oak and Iowa Falls had a 13 below reading It was 8 below m Mason City The bureau predicted readings equally as cold in the northern section of the state again Tuesday night and forecast continued cold temperatures Wednesday and Thursday Temperatures ranged about lf degrees below normal Tuesday morning with clear skies blanket ing most sections of Iowa Du buque reported light snow flurries The bureau forecast light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday Mondays highest reading ii Iowa was 23 degrees at Sioux City It was 22 in Mason City SAYS WITNESS LIST ADEQUATE Hening Suggests Jury Question Curtis in Probe of Bootlegging WASHINGTON e n a t 01 Herring DIowa said Tuesday he was sure the Polk county grand jury could get the whole story about Iowa bootlegging from the witnesses it had sub penaed Herring said he saw a list of the witnesses Tuesday morning Commenting on a request he received from County Attorney F J Kuble of Polk county the sen ator said he was not at liberty to give out the names of persons who had told him of bootlegging conditions For him to furnish the names he said might pena lizethe persons involved Perhaps the grand jury ought to question Chairman Curtis of the towa liquor control commission too Herring suggested In my statements in Iowa last month 1 mentioned just one bootlegger but Curtis seems to Know three William M Drews Funeral Is Held in Church at Cresco CHESCO Funeral service1 were held William M Drew 7o Saturday morning at the As sumption Catholic church the pastor the Hev J A McMahon officiating with burial at Calvary cemetery Surviving are his widow two sons and one daughter and two brothers Dan and M W Drew of Cresco Mr Drew had been a resident of this vicinity for many years and his death followed a long ill ness The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with snow mostly light colder AVcd nesday and in northwest and ex treme southeast portions Tues day niffht continued cold Thurs day MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Tuesday night mostly light and in cast portion early Wednesday colder Tuesday JiiEhl with cold wave in north portion crlder Wednesday in cast and south continued cold Thursday IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST FOU TUESDAY MGHT Northwest 15 below zero north east 15 below southwest 10 below southeast zero IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics Maximum Monday 22 Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum i Steady Boys The Waters Afire rescued him from the Leglcr pleaded guilty to a charge of intoxicationTuestl v 3 v crcek night and costs Fireman Martin J Faktor is millin ji pollcc C01lrt and fncd S25 IjCaIeiv i it r Oklrs and Fironian Janips T vm 5r m J FtirvlOr 15 DUllitlE t t t miT iril I n v who appears to have suddenly noted the team iht C Uyau is dam Tlic photo was taken from the bridge immediate v aVlri i crenk ear le P G JLock photo Kayenay engraving imracaiateiy aitci Lejrlcr was nulled from the water CALLS TAXI AND THEN LEAPS Local Man Had on Jan 5 Entered Place and Shouted Im Shot How Japan Treats Americans in China to Define Policy Tokio Ambassador Seeks Information on Expiration of Treaty WASHINGTON Kensuke Hdrinouchi the Japanese ambas sador was told by the state de partment Tuesday that future commercial relations between the United States rnd Japan after the expiration of their commercial treaty Friday would depend upon Japans attitude toward the rights of Americans in China The ambassador put three Questions to Adalph A Berlc Jr assistant secretary of stale and received three answers one of which cniilained a refusal to Siant immediately Janans sag jrcsfion for an exchange of notes dcriningthe Malus of trade re lations between the two coun tries Another reply informed the am bassador that after Friday Japan ese merchants now doing business in the United States under treaty provisions would be regarded as temporary alien visitors The ambassador who talked witn Berle for more than half an hour was said to have asked the following questions and to have received these replies the expiration on Fri of the treaty of commerce of will there be in They Got Him FAIRMONT Minn Merdinger S7 ate a hearty din ner and sat down to listen io his favorite radio crime drama Detectives closed in on one of the escaped convicts of the drama with sound effects when Mer dinger cried out got him Then he fell back on the sofa dead The reply was that the CKpirji 1011 ol the treaty did not of itself bring about any changes Further me ambassador was advised that as the American government has icpeatedly stated further com mercial relations between the two countries depend upon develop ments in the Far East By devel opments were meant the Japanese toward Americans rights n China Was there any possibility of an exchange of notes between the two EOvernnicnts defining he italus of trade relations Horinouchi was told that this vould have to be held open and presumably would form a part f the discussions which have oeen taking place in Tokio bc Ambassador Joscpii C and lhe foreign British Norwegian Steamers Hit Mines LONDON steamers the British Baltanglja 1523 tons and the Norwegian Pluto 1 598 tons sank Tuesday after hitting mines off the northeast coast of England Carolina 24 who at avenue northeast iJUl UlUiJil ivas intoxicated again Tuesday nicht This time he jumped off the South Federal avenue bridge at oclock after he had called a taxi cab The last time Legler was in po lice custody on a charge of intoxi cation was Jan 5 when he LOOK INSIDE FOR i What will be Uc siaus of Japanese merchants who under treaty provisions have ecn doinK business in Ihc United Slates The 1311 treaty provides that merchants of each country may do business in the other country en joyms full protection and equal ity with other merchants of the same country with regard to taxa tion and the like IGNACE JAN PADEREWSKl Elected President of Polish National Council PAGE 2 Neighbors Find Capone Quiet Buffalo Center Man Gets 10 Year Term PAGE 3 Minor Leagues Hit by Judge Landis Ruling PAGE 9 111 stumbled into a business place in the south part of the city and shouted Im shot Im Investigation at that time proved hat he had received a cut on the head in some manner while wan dering around intoxicated but he could not recall how it happened The wound was not a gunshot wound however This time Legler was fined S25 and costs by Police Judge Morris Laird for the excitment caused on South Federal avenue The driver of the taxi which Legler ordered saw him jump off the bridge and immediately tele phoned the police station The fire department was also given the alarm and two men of the depart ment rescued Legler with the fire boat after they found him stand ing in shoulder deep water undcr llie bridge warm water is turned into Willow creek east of the bridge there is no ice at this point Legler was taken to the Park hospital for examination after his rescue and given dry clothes He was not injured by his high dive and was able to receive his sen tence Tuesday morningafter the night in the county spendin jail Motta Former Swiss President Is Dead BERNE eld er statesman Giuseppe Motta 69 died Tuesday Five times president and n of 1C Sovcrnmcnt since 1311 he was chief of the Swiss political department at his death Motta had been ill of n heart ailment for some time His wife and 12 children were at his bed COMMITTEE IS HIT LAUDED IN HOUSE DEBATE House Votes Another Year of Work in UnAmerican Probe WASHINGTON house Tuesday voted continuation o the Dies committees investigation of un American activities for another year The action came after two hours of debate in which the committee was assailed as wishing to spread mutual dis trust and fear among the com mon people of America anil was praised for its inquiries into various subversive groups y The resolution did not make any funds available for the committee to continue its work That wilt be handled in a separate measure to be taken up later Up to now the committee has received Hep Sabath DI11 leadoft man for those critical of the com mittee said he was opposed be cause many outstanding men and women have been unfairly as sailed criticized and charged with being communists by the commit tee The committee headed by Rep resentative Dies DTex went out of existence Jan 3 A pend ing resolution would revive it un til Jan 3 1941 Representative Allen Ulll was the first speaker for the resolution Dies is ill at his Texas home Allen declared that during 1939 the second year of the committee investiga tion resultswere evident and facts were soon brought out concerning1 he various subver sive groups Publicity relative o fhce leaders and their foreign connec tions their racketeering in money affairs and their flagrant viola tion of laws were clearly proved he declared adding that the com initlce had shown it can happen The senate had under con sideration meanwhile an emer gency defense appropriation bill which the house and the senate appropriations committee had trimmetl to 520000000 less Jlian the administrations orig inal recommendation V Cuts in other appropriations measures were disclosed when the house appropriations committee reduced by 513314300 the totals of two administration supply treasurypostofficc bill and a deficiency measure The possibility of another dras tic reduction in the pending fleet expansion program already cut bv was raised when ohairman Vinson Ga of the naval committee asked the navy for plans for a twoyear instead of a threeyear program He said fewer cruisers and submarines would be built if a twoyear pro gram was adopted The house committee investi gating the labor board studied the case of one of the boards review attorneys who said he had tried nothing but an uncontcstcd di vorce case before he went on the board payroll BALTIMORE Aid UIS The residents of suburban Mount Washington have found Al Ca pone a quiet unobtrusive neigh bor they said Tuesday They have stopped complaining to authori ties about the presence of the once notorious gang chieftain About the only difference that Capones advent to the community made was a police order barring automobiles from parking all night along the 5800 block on When Capone moved into the rented cottage the neighbors made quite a fuss Some of them went so far as to sny that they feared that gangsters might create disturbances and be a hazard to life and limb That was Jan 8 and Tuesday no gangster has ap peared and in fact few of the neighbors have seen Capone timore real estate board I have never seen any member of the Capone family Mrs Pitt said They keep to themselves and arc quiet people Of course 1 might not prefer having them as neighbors but so far they could hardly be termed objectionable Cnpone entered Union Memorial ra hospital here ist November the neXf door is C n released from from the terminal inland prison at San Pedro Cal after completing a semence for income tax evasion After undergoing treatment for paresis at the hospital here his physician suggested that he re main hi the city several months for additional treatment If the treatment succeeds Capone go to his home at Miami f may Will Have Operation for Removing Bullet LONDON Valkyrie FrcemanMitford regarded by Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as the perfect Nordic beauty was a patient Tues day in a nursing home where she will undergo operation for re moval of a bullet from her neck She returned early this month to the country home of her father Weatherman Suffers Frozen Little Fingers EVANSVILLE Iiid K Unger decided to walk lo workI cnroutc his little fingers were fiwcn He is weather bureau chief here FAVORS RAISING LIMIT ON DEBT Morgenthau Urges U S Budget Be Balanced Would Increase Taxes WASHINGTON I7P s e v c tary Morgenthau contends that lhe mil 011 the federal debt should oc raised to 350000000000 and that that budget should be bal anced by reduced expenditures and increased taxes Answering a banage of ques tions the treasury secretary told members of the house appropria tions committee during hearings on his departments 1SM1 supply I think it debt hmil should be raised to SoOQOO 000 000 Do I thinu the budget should be balanced Yes Do I think ex penditures should be cut down Yes Do I think taxes should be increased Yes But if you w what kind of taxes should there be I can not answer that because I do not knou The repent of the hearings was riiinjir TS i iici 1 made public Tuesday ;