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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A i 0 M C R His r UEU AS r OF ICiVA COUP PES lid I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI OCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 1940 Tias PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 93 FR COULDNT WIN 3RD TERMLEWIS Envoys Need to Be Rich Men By CHARLES F STEWART Central Press Columnist Quite a batch of American am bassadorial posts in foreign coun tries were filled recently The ap p o i n t e e s all were rich men Most of our ambas s a d o r s are For in stance the Ken nedys in Lon don the Bullitts in Paris and the Cromwells in James H R Cromwell isnt an ambassador Dr Julius Klein a ister however our Canadian legation is as ex pensive to maintain as any of our embassies anywhere We have a few legations abroad in which our ministers can sup port their establishments on the salaries they get from Uncle Sam uel But we havent any such em bassies An American ambassador HAS to have dough of his own or his job will bankrupt him A minister in some little pewee of a Central American republic can get along on his salary from Washington Some ofour Balkan and Scandinavian and a few oth er diplomatic assignments also are selfsupporting AH our major in cumbencies though call for plu tocrats or they go bankrupt in short order An American ambassador abroad gets annually It may sound his expenses How About Economy Cant these chaps economize Well I never discussed the ques tion iWittf an American ambassa Japan Resents Attitude of U S dor but I did discuss it orjce with Dr Julius Klein when he was our ambassadorial commercial attache in Buenos Aires and when I lived there as a Yankee newspaperman Just after the last World war the doc was sent to the Argen tine capital as s member of ouv diplomatic staff He was a great success He spoke good Spanish He was simpatico as the Latins say From ail appearances he couldnt be improved on Yet presently it was announced that he was resigning I was puzzled Meeting the doc on the Avenida I asked him for particulars The truth is said the doc I cant afford to stay here I knew what his pay 000 year It seemed to me that the average American ought to be able to worry along on that sti pend The doc saw from my ex pression that was what I had in mind Hitting a Balance I know he said what youre thinking of If I were at home where I can regulate my own expenses I could pay my bills handsomely on 58000 a year Officially I have to confer with the minister of finance on this or that matter I communicate with him He invites me to a ban quet Then I must see the minister of agriculture Another banquet Then the minister of foreign af fairs Banquet No 3 And more after that Now Ive about been the rounds Its up to me to furnish a banquet of my own to all therest If I dont I cant continue to associ ate with them If I do itll take my entire 58000 to foot the bill With no means of my own I cant stand the gaff v Europe More Expensive This was in Buenos Aires where banquets cost comparatively little they cost a darned sight more in London and Paris The complaint is that diplo matic appointments go only to huge contributors to political cam paign funds That is to fay an ambitious American socialite sweetens his partys fund liberally and if it wins gets a juicy foreign post as his reward making things subse quently lovely socially for his wife and daughters in London Paris and thereabouts But he has to have a substantial bankroll to be a anyway Sixteen thousands is a picayune Ask any ambassador ALSO BITTER ON BRITISH ACT OF HALTING SHIPS Germany Spars to Get Larger Share of Oil Produced by Rumania By UNITED PRESS Diplomatic conflict involving Europe the United States and Japan overshadowed action on the war fronts Wednesday except for continued vain pounding by the ved army against Finlands main defense fines Resentment was reported in creasing in Tokiu against both the United States and Great Britain as a result of prepara tions to permit the American trade treaty to lapse on Friday without a temporary agreement and as a result of the British seizure of German seamen from Japanese ships There were indirect threats that Japans relations with the United States might soon be under exces sive strain because many Japanese have taken the position that abandonment of the trade treaty was designed primarily as an American move to undermine Japans new order in East Asia Economic pressure and retaliation by both sides was believed likely in he future with the final out come unpredictable The Japanese controversy with Britain was more in the open for the time being and more spectacu lar but it did not appear likely that Japanese protests would af fect the British policy of intercept ing Germans of military age wherever possible London was also facing new difficulties in he Balkans in con nection with the allied attempts to complete their blockade of Germany and especially of mate rials tor the nazi war machine Of these materials oil is perhaps the most important and Germany has been fighting desperately to et a lions share of Rumanian oil W The allies are using the same methods in an effort to cut into Ihe German share as much as possible and Britain took a strong giving any official warning to Rumania the Bucharest govern ment compelling Britishowned oil firms to supply part of the oil to be shipped to the reich That the Balkan conflict will spread seemed certain Germany has continued to fight with every resource to keep her trade routes to the southeast open because they are her main source of supply ex cept for whatever soviet Russia may provide In Turkey for in stance it WES reported that a new temporary agreement had been made with Germany despite the Long Speeds New Laws Facing a runoff contest with Attorney Sam Jones for the demo cratic gubernatorial nomination Gov Earl Lousr of Louisiana pic tured at telephone above rushes 20 legislative measures through tlie state legislature at Baton Rouge Some uf the laws repeal legis lation created by Governor Longs late brother United States Sen ator Huey Long With Governor Long are George M Wallace executive counsel of the governor and United States Senator Allen Ellender seated Turkish alliance with the allies and despite a recent campaign in the Turkish press denouncing nazi propaganda DEATH CAUSES INVESTIGATION Manslaughter Count May Face Hit Run Driver as Man Dies CHARLES coun ty officials were investigating Wednesday the possibilities of placing a manslaughter charge against Victor Shinfield of Charles City for the death of L D New man Charles City carpenter who died at the Cedar Valley hospital Wednesday morning Newman was seriously injured Dec 19 when he was hit in Charles City by a car driven by Shinfield who did not report the accident Shinfield was arrested after a diiys search and he plead ed guilty to hit and run charges He is serving a six months sen tence in the Floyd county jail Peritonitis was determined to have caused the death of New man following an autopsy Wed nesday conducted by Dr Ray Fox Dr J E Murtaugh and Coroner Charles Snyder Funeral services for Mr New man will be held Friday at 2 p m in the Hauser funeral home in Charles City with the Rev J E DeLong officiating Burial will be i in Riverside cemetery Surviving arc his widow foui children Mrs Edith Leo Elmer and Mrs Dorothy Jorgenson all of Charles City and five grandchildren IOWAN IS APPOINTED CHICAGO III Phil lips Council Bluffs Iowa police chief has been appointed state representative for the Interna tional Association of Chiefs of Police R B Jordan Richmond Va police chief and association president announced Wednesday LOOK INSIDE FOR NQKMAN BAKER Placed in Jail After Conviction for Fraud PAGE 2 Plan Two County Youth Conference PAGE 3 SemiPro Game Seen as Hope for Minors ENGLAND LOSES DESTROYERAND ALL ON BOARD Nearly 200 Die With 2 3rd British Naval Vessel Admitted Sunk LONDON of the British destroyer Exmouth by a orpedo or mine in the North sea with the loss of all 200 reported by the ad miralty Wednesday on the twenty fifth anniversary of the World war battle of Dogger bank It was the fifth destroyer and 23rd British naval vessel ack nowledged as sunk since the pres ent war with Germany began Sept 3 In many homes of the Ex mouths crew the news came as the mens arrival on leave was expected The families had re ceived letters only Monday One woman stayed up all Tues day night awaiting her husbands return early Wednesday Instead she received the admiraltys no tice that he believed dead The Exmouth normally carriec 175 men but wartime crews usu ally are increased about 10 pe cent A 1475ton vessel built in 1934 the Exmouth was a flotill leader carrying five 47 inch guns seven smaller guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes The sinking was the first in which not a man was reported saved She was the same class as the Grenville destroyer which sank Saturday with a loss of 81 lives jf x The sinkingpushed Britains acknowledged naval losses past 82000 tons Biggest individual sinkings dale have been the 22500ton aircraft carrier Cour ageous torpedoed Scut IS in lie English channel he 29150ton battleship Royal Oak torpedoed Nov 14 at Scapa Flow and the 16697ton avmcd merchant cruiser Rawalpindi sunk by a German pocket battleship Nov 25 near Iceland V X V Germany has acknowledged the loss only of the 10000ton pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee Dec 17 two 400ton patrol boats mid a few submarines although Win ston Churchill first lord of the British admiralty declares the German losses have been much greater Besides the Exmouth losses of British and neutral merchant ships reported Tuesday and Wednesday included the Norwegian steamer Sydfold 2433 tons sunk by a mine or torpedo off the Scottish coast with five of her crew miss iiiK the 1423 ton British freighter Baltangloa and the 1598 ton Nor wegian ship Pluto both mined off the English northeast coast and Ihe Swedish steamer Foxen 1304 tons sunk in undisclosed waters Lewis Assails McNutt John L Lewis head of the Congress of Industrial Organization 30 Below Is Predicted for Northwest Section of State Spirit Lake Reports WINTER GRIPS MOST OF US Nye Named to Foreign Relations Committee WASHINGTON va cancy on the senate foreign iions committee caused by the death of Senator Borah RIdaho will be filled by Senator Nye R N Dak republican leader McNary of Oregon said The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday colder in cast and south Wed nesday nighi continued cold Thursday and probably Friday MINNESOTA Generalljfair Wednesday night and Thursday colder Wednesday night except in extreme west portion cold wave in east continued cold Thursday IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST for Wednesday Nifht Northwest Iowa 30 below zero northeast and southwest 20 be low southeast ID below IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 13 Minimum Tuesday night 10 At 8 a m Wednesday 10 Snow race YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum Precipitation 1 Snowfall i inch Dewey Assails New Deal Administration BOSTON E Dew ey candidate for the republican presidential nomination headed down east Wednesday to look over Maines political barometer having keynoted his swing through New England with nn attack upon new deal fiscal policies The ad ministration the New York district attorney declared at a mass meet ing in Boston stands condemned because its policies have pre vented the employment of nine million Americans who want to work PAGE 9 Italians Blame French Blockade for Life Lost ROME UR Premier Benito Mussolinis newspaper Popolo Dltalia of Milan blamed the French blockade Wednesday for the loss of lives aboard the Italian liner Orazio which burned off the French coast Genoa authorities reported 104 persons still missing This loss of life was attributed by Popolo Dltaliu to the alleged fact that French blockade officers had halted the ship for four hours pre vious to the fire WORLDS LARGEST HORSE OGDEN Su preme 3030pound Belgian stal lion from the stables of C G Good nnd Son will be exhibited at the New Orleans Mardi Gras Feb 1 to 7 Billed as the worlds larges horse the animal 19VJ hands high was shown at the San Fran cisco exposition last year FOR D FOOT CHANNEL WASHINGTON UR Presi dent Roosevelt gave his approval to diversion of water from Lake Michigan in sufficient quantities to provide a 3 foot channel in the Illinois waterway but opposed di version of a single drop for dis posal of raw sewage from Chi cago 16 Below Mason City Records Minus 10 DBS MOINES weather continued in Iowa Wed nesday as observers predicted ninimum readings of 30 below in he northwest section of the state Wednesday night After the weatherman declared t would be colder in the east and south portions Wednesday night ho added the frigid temperatures Diobably would still be here when Friday uolis around Snow flumes during the last 24 liourswere reported at Storm Lake Mount Ayr Malvern New Mason City Mercury Rises to Minus 2 The mercury which had cringed to 10 below Wednesday mornins in the face of bitter northwest blasts managed to rise to 2 below at 3 oclock Wednesday afternoon the high est reading for the day in iUason City ton Mason City Waterloo and DCS Moines but skies Wednesday morning were generally clear Spirit Lake reported 1G below while Sioux City registered 12 be low It was City 10 below in Mason Temperatures in the stale ranged from an average of 25 degrees be low normal along the Missouri river to i degrees below norniiil along the Mississippi Other low murks included Itl below at Crcston 8 below at Mt Ayr and 7 below at Red OitU Iowa Fnlls and Des Moincs Keokuk and Davenport tied for the official high of the last 24 hours ID degrees above Palmer Fireman Is Hurt Fighting Fire Building Destroyed PALMER Iowa Gus Wahlgrcn Palmer fireman suf fered a broken jaw while he fell from the first floor to the base ment of a burning pool hnll build ing here Wednesday morning The twostory frame structure owned by William Elscn md stock Southerners Skid to Work in One of Worst Cold Spells in Decade By UNITED IUESS Winter lieId almost the enlir country in an icy grip Wednesday as heavy snows blanketed th south and cast and another sub zero wave moved down from Hi Arctic circle From the Texas panhandle til middle Georgia southerners slipped and skidded to work in one of the most severe cold spells the south has endured in decade CIO CHIEF SAYS LABOR TRUST IS LOST BY DEMOS Thinks Party Will Be Beaten If Coerced Into Nominating Roosevelt COLUMBUS Ohio John Lewis declared Wednesday that hould the democratic national onvcntion be coerced or drag oned into renominating Presi ent Roosevelt his candidacy voulcl result in ignominious de eat The statement of Lewis was unexpectedly before lie United Mine Workers or America con vention He asserted it would be unwise at tins time to make any presidential indorsements but suRgested that the executive board be empowered o take up Hie matter at the proper time The UMW president accused he democratic party of failing o keep faith with labor He cx Jiessed belief that President Roosevelt probably would not be a candidate for venoinination Leuis asserted that in 1936 or ganized labor furnished money speakers party workers and mil lions of votes to help return the democratic party to power V A political coalition presup poses a postelection good faith between the coalescent inter ests he added The democratic party and its leadership have not preserved Us faith V In the last three years laboi has not been given representation in the cabinet nor in the admin istrative or policy making agencies of government The current ad ministration has not sought nor seriously entertained the advice of views of labor upon the question of national unemployment or les ser questions affecting domestic economy internal taxation for eign trade military and naval ex pansion relations with foreign iw tionr or the issues of war or peace Lewis asserted the democratic party is in default to the Ameri I can people tnd that labor and the people arc losing confidence He said that Illinois Ohio In diana Pennsylvania New Jereev and New York were tending to ward the republican column in the campaign year of 1040 In the far cast snowfalls up to 12 inches delayed traffic In the XOFtRIS SAYS LEWIS IS ENTIRELY WUONG WASHINGTON if Senator i Norris one of those favoring a third term commented middle west temperatures dropped that Mr Lewis is entirely wrong sharply and threatened to go even I in his prophecy My sources of lower than the near record depths of last week An ominous note came from Pittsburgh where ice gorged three rivers and conditions preceding the those paralleled disastrous owned by B Elscn both of Palmer burned nl a loss estimated at Man Who Sent 6 Ships on Rescue Hunt Held on Intoxication BOSTON police an nounced that Capt Byron C Brown 48 retired army officer who telephoned coast guardsmen that he had heard a distress call from a ship sinking with 147 per sons aboard had been arrested early Wednesday on a drunken ness charge Five coast guard boats and the Destroyer Breckenridge were still searching the location in icy Vine yard sound from which Brown said the distress call had come at the time of his arrest They had sped out late Tuesday night and the first of them to reach the scene the coast guard cutter Gen eral Greene reported that the sea was calm visibility unlimited and that no ship or wreckage was in sight Nevertheless the search continued ail night Brown first called the coast guard station at Gay Head Tues day night and reported that while sitting at home by his short wave radio he had heard a distress call in code saying Are Sinking He said he had not been able to catch the ships name or the name of its officer and radio operator which bad been broadcast but he said he got the Crossrip Light and Nantucket 28 miles out in the harbor for Woods Hole and he also heard the operator say that 147 persons were on the sinking ship The Gay Head station relayed the message to its headquarters in Boston Word was flashed to naval May Have Heard Radio Play BOSTON The possibility that dramatized radio program or a ship disaster might have led to false report of an SOS was con sidered by authorities Several in Marthas Vineyard where Byron C Brown reported hearing an SOS supposedly off the cape said thcv had listened to a ship tragedy The retired officer was convicted Wednesday on drunkenness charges Washington to stations on the headquarters ii all coast guard North Atlantic Throughout the night while vcscuc ships plowed through the floating ice and alarms filled the air Brown held forth at home giv ing interviews with newspapers by telephone Shortly before dawn the police announced As a result of calls to newspapers two state troopers Edgar Lindstrom and Leonard Martin went to Browns home They found him police headquarters announced They took him from his home in West Tisbury to jail at Edgartown pending arraignment in district court flood A sudden thaw and rain now might mean repetition of the disaster A mountain storm at Riverside Cil was blamed for the crash of an army bombing plane and the deatli of four of its occupants Cold weather and frost moved across northern California and a near cloudburst drenched the southern part of the state The iieather bureau at Wash ington issued an advisory storm warning for the Atlantic coast from Cape llaileras to Atlantic City as the capital due out of its heaviest snow since 1936 The new cold wave plunged the mercury to 16 below zero at Spirit Lake Iowa Casper Wyoming re ported 11 below and Kansas City 2 below The temperature at St Louis was 8 above and dropping fast Zero or below was forecast for Chicago Wednesday night and even colder Thursday Heavy frosts in the citrus fruit belt of southern Texas threatened severe damage to the 315000000 crop Thefire whistle froze at Hillsboro Tex and a burglar stole a refrigeration unit at Fort Worth at the peak of the cold snap information indicate that at the present time there is not a man in sight to lake his Roosevelts place in cither parly Wheeler disputed a claim bv Lfcivis that the democratic party and Ihe Roosevelt administration harf not kept faith with labor The democratic pirty and President Roosevelt he said have done more for organized labor in recent ycars than aiiv administration in the history iif the country Commenting on another term for Mr Roosevelt he said he had always been opposed tu a thud tcnn Notwithstanding P r e s i d e n t Roosevelts great personal popu larity I think it would be ex tremely difficult to elect any one for 1 third term he de clared Lewis statement about tiic pos sibility of President Roosevelts ieclcction surprised political Washington with its decisiveness despite evidences of coolness be tween tiie labor leader and the white house in recent months Political leaders saiv in HIP Lewis maneuver including his at tack on administration labor poli cies a bid for an influential place in democratic councils with a view to helping shape party policy and select its presidential nomi Frederick the Great in Talk to Cadets BERLIN ifP Adolf Hitler praised Frederick the Great and SECOND SEVERE COLO WAVE IS REPORTED MINNEAPOLIS ters second severe cold wave struck Minnesota Wednesday lllt ul after dropping temperatures to 20 his soldiers as examples to 30 degrees below zero in to 7000 futu Dakotas Tuesday night cers of the army nnd air lorcc in iuesday nights lowest official the sports palace Wednesday reading was 27 below at Lcmmon Hitler told the cadets about the b Dak Other South Dakota ami vital necessity of the ings were minus 17 it Huron and battle the German people are mituis 12 at Rapid City ing North Dakota recorded 25 Kjcld Marshal Hcrninnu Wil low at Devils Lake 21 below Hi helm Goo ring ended the meeting Bismarck 17 below at Farso 21 with n call for sicg hell Hail below at Minot and 23 below at victory for the fuehrer first sol Wilbston diciot the reich1 ;