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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBESS AtiD UNITED PHESS FULL LEASES WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY WUMO THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 30 1940 MASON C1TV THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 98 HITLER SCOFFS AT UNITED EUROPE Smith Now Is Senior of Senate By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Senator William E Borah The Lion of Idaho being gone Sen ator Ellison D Cotton Ed Smith of South Carolina now is the upper congres sional c h a m bers oldest member in point of serv in age m the latter re spect several other senators Finns Claim 21 Soviet Planes Downed a aie his seniors running up to Senator Carter Senator Smih 80 Cotton Ed is a comparative youngster of 76 But hes served in the senate since only two years less than Borah Senator Borahs legislative in terests always were quite different iiom Senator Smiths For one thins Borah was a a very irregular one but he stuck persistently to the G O P label Smith never has been anything but a dyedinthewool southern democrat though I wouldnt say Iied been an enthusiastic new dealer And foreign affairs were Borahs especial complex That is to say his whole idea was to keep Uncle Sam out at foreign compli cations Opposed League It will be recalled that he was one the principal opponents of President Wilsons plan to get the United States into the league of nations He was chairman of the senates foreign affairs commit tee while his party was in a sen ate majority and since the cham bers majority has been demo cratic hed remained as the com mittees senior G O P member pretty influential Smiths preoccupation has been mainly with southern farming Cotton Ed Hes chairman of the senate agriculture committee 1 dont mean to imply that hes been neglectful of northern soil culture cither but essentially hes a Dix iclander Regardless of party seniority counts somewhat in the senate So maybe it will have a bit of weight in the immediate future Probably Cotton Ed hasnt the national significance that the Idaho Lion had but hes a pon derable factor Hes a capable orator too And its to be remem bered that hes on the majority side which Borah hadnt been recently V Foreign Relations However foreign relations are our outstanding problem today Senator Key Pittman is the up per houses chairman on that sub ject and Pittman of course is a Roosevelt administrationist Borah wasnt F Ds an isolationist to be sure but not with the energy that Borah was NovBorah as senior republican minority member of the senates foreign relations committee is succeeded by Senator Hiram W Johnson of California as senior republican member of the com mittee Hiram and Borah were side kicks in the fight against Ameri can participation in the league of nations Others helped them but they were the two original veter ans Johnson is the lastman sena torial survivor RED SHIPS TAKE PART IN WIDE ATTACKS Russians Insist 7 Finnish Planes Shot Down in Battles HELSINKI Finnish high command announced Tues day that Finnish planes and anti aircraft batteries downed 21 Rus sian planes during Mondays wide spread raids over southern Fin land It was declared that Finnish planes had bombed a cerlaili harbor anil vessels lying there informed circles here as sumed that this meant the Ilus sian naval base of Kronstadt near Leningrad The Finnish command said only me Finnish plane was lost The Russian high command nsisted however that seven Fin nish planes had been downed Monday A high command communique lescribing increased sea and land ighting as well as air activity es imated 200 Russian planes took art in the raids in which over 10 civilians were killed and about 50 wounded The Finns said their air force itruck at Russia by bombing enemy motor lorry columns troop quarters and certain railway sta ions Northeast of Lake Ladoga where FinnishRussian fightine has been particularly intense for the past week the Finns de clared the Russians had at tempted a few attacks but were repulsed with heavy casual ties Supporting this action naval forces attacked the Finnish fort at Mantsi on a Lake Ladoga island flanking the northeast front The Finns said this blow was fended off The Mantsi attack was believed LO have been an attempt to cover reinforcements being brought to ihe northeast front to assist badly batteied soviet divisions Unofficial reports averred that red leaders were continuing un successfully an attempt to re organize the Lake Ladoga offen sive In Mondays raids the communi que said a hospital was bombed and a church in the village of Kuhmo was bombed several times Finns believe Russias massed aerial assault on their nation to be soviet strategy intended to minimize the effect of red land WOUNDED IN ACCIDENT DBS MOINES right leg of 7 year old Barbara GrifVetli was shattered by a charge from a shotgun that police said ivcnt oil accidentally as it was being hand led by Harry Roberts 16 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in ex treme west considerable cloudi ness in central and east Tuesday night and Wednesday not so cold in central and west Tues day night somewhat warmer Wednesday in southcentral and extreme east MINNESOTA Much cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed day probably light snow in cast Tuesday night rising tempera ture in south Tuesday night and in extreme southeast Wednes day colder Wednesday in north and westcentral IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Jlaximom Monday Ig above Minimum Monday night 3 below At 8 a m Tuesday 1 below YEAR AGO Maximum 29 above Minimum 10 above Farm Hand ReEnacts Poison Murder lmnUATniiyiIOlln V Dufr is Picfured kitchen of the Charles Olt farm borne on the MillviUe road examining a cup to determine if it is the one from which Anton UeI nToat oH r oHTfrf1 F J Eisbach Sai le pourca whiln I i Thursday after emptyinga boltlc of acid down the same mans throat while hewas sleeping The open cupboard at the right is the one from which a cup believed used in tbe murder was obtained Iowa Daily Press photo Badly Burned Movie Operator ON Leaps 25 Feet to Escape Fire Projection Room Blast Reported Heard by reverses Investigation Bureau Made l 116 Inquiries DES MOINES Bureau of Investigation reported that its agents made 1116 separate inquiries last year the scope of its aclivilies including looking into everything from fake lips to murder and bank robbery cases Received for its identification files were 10623 sets of fingerprints 3588 of which were of individuals previously not represented in the stale files SET APPEAL DES MOINES 5 as set by the supreme court as the date for hearing an appeal by Ben S Summenvill former exam iner in charge of liquidation of the Farmers Loan Trust com pany at Iowa City from a district court order reopening the receiv ership Those Attending Show DES MOINES serious ly burned motion picture projec tion machine operator jumped 25 feet from a second story window into an alley Tuesday when a reel of film caught fire in the Garden theater here The operator Tom Warner 65 suffered second degree burns of the arms hands and legs atten dants at Broadlawns General hos pital where he was rushed by ambulance said They said he was being trans ferred to another hospital for fur ther treatment About 15 morning moviegoers were in the theater attending an early showing of bank night features All escaped without in jury George Jay 19 Des Moines a passerby said he first noticed a roar of fire coming out of the projection room window Warner his hair reportedly nearly all burned off and his hands seared jumped a second later Jay said A woman put her coat over him the witness added and took care of him until an ambulancecame One of the patrons said nn ex plosion shook the building at the same time that a tense scene pic tured a group listening to the con versation coming out of a planted dictaphone The fire apparently was con fined to the projection room No immediate estimate of the extent of the damage was available Tax Research Post of Brindley Is Abolished DES MOINES tax officials Tuesday announced that the tax research directorship held by John E Brindley of Ames whose figures were a major factor in putting over the state sales and income fax law has been abol ished Elimination of the year position was a retrenchment move the announcement said LOOK INSIDE FOR DK W J JOHNSON Defense Claims Effort Is Made for Ouster PAGE 2 Chicago Grid Money Biggest in League PAGE 9 Chief GMan Talks at Drake U June 3 PAGE 8 man mm mmt mmm mw a MURDER CHARGE Dubuque County Files Count After Beckman Confesses Slaying DUBUQUE Beck man 48 year old farm hand was charged in a county attorneys in formation Tuesday with the poi son slaying of Charles E Ott 57 Dubuquc county farmer for whon Beckman worked The information was filed in Justice M P Hoganscourt late Monday by County Attorney John L Duffy The attorney said the informa tion was filed after Beckman signed a statement admitting he deliberately forced a strong acid down Otts throat Thursday night The poisoning followed a day long argument over in wages Duffy said Beekman told him Ott finally ordered Beckman to leave the farm the following day but during the night the angered farm hand slipped into his em ployers room and poisoned him according to the statement offi cials said Beckman signed The farm hanc is in the county jail where he has been since his arrest Friday BITTER BATTLE IS EXPECTED IN HOUSE SENATE Committee Proposes But Half of 40 Amount for Agriculture WASHINGTON lioise apropriations committee Tuesday approxed an unprecedented slosh in farm aid funds in the face of a declaration by Secretary of Agri culture Henry A Wallace that the economy drive imperils agricul tural wellbeing When tbe committee got llmitiffli the agriculture bill for 1011 amounted to barely more than half of this years appro priation A strong drive in both the bouse and senate to vote addi tional farm funds was certain V f The measure called for Sb53 399256 for the fiscal year starting next July reduction of S641 841050 below spending for the current year and SI29530263 less than President Roosevelt had rec ommended The action brought savings in five supply bills placed before con gress so far this year to 5277000 than half tbe 5460000 000 the economy advocates are trying to chop from the budget so as to avoid action on Mr Roose velts request for new taxes The agriculture bill 1 Containednojunds fopfarm parity payments despite Wallaces recommendation that 5212000000 be provided President Roosevelt had not asked for parity funds Made no provision for Wal laces certificate plan for financ ing farm benefits Carried no funds for the dis posal of surplus commodities A item for this purpose was eliminated on grounds the j expenditure was not authorized by law Unless offset by subsequent legislation this action seemed cer tain to cripple i not kill the stump plan of distributing food to the poor 4 Provided no funds for opera tion of the sugar act On a motion by Representative Everett M Dirksen R III a 547975000 ap propriation for this purpose was slricken by a divided vote of the subcommittee The cuts were so deep that appropriations commilfeemcn admitted there would be a fur ious fiffht o increase the fund in the house and if that fails in the senate The hill went be fore the house for debate at nn on Caught Trying to Put Letter in Fire Alarm Box WATERLOO Firemen raced three trucks to a residential district corner here Tuesday to find a blushing farmer mailing his letter in a fire alarm box To spectators and firemen who shared the joke the Howard county resident explained he un wittingly pulled the alarm lever while looking for a letter slot in the box Directed to the U S mailbox across the street the farmer and his letter went on their way RAIDlRSAGAIN STRIKE BRITAIN Intensified Aerial Attack Reported on English Coastal Points LONDON new wave of German raiders struck at British shipping Tuesday for the second consecutive ckiy of suddenly in tensified aerial warfare between Britain and Germany Britain announced one raider had been shot down as distress iienalafrom vessels off Hie east coast told briefly of the renewed assaults Nazi scouting pianos were chased away from shore by British fighters Additional reports from ship ping disclosed the extent of Mondays widespread raids un at least 14 larger vessels and numerous trawlers Two men were killed one each on the trawlers RigoleUo and Durrani by machinegunning from a lowflying raider The 1487ton British steamer Eslon was miss ing in the North Sea with a crew of 18 men ofMondays victims were British except the Latvian steam er Tautmila aboard which seven men were killed by a German bomb and machinegun attack Four steamers and a patrol boat were known o have been attacked Tuesday Netherlands Protest German Plane Routes AMSTERDAM gov ernment press service announced Tuesday that the Netherlands had protested lo Berlin against an al leged violation of Netherlands neutrality by German warplanes seen Monday over northeastern and central Holland Netherlands antiaircraft batteries opened fire and chaser planes were sent fruitless pursuit of the invaders HOPES FOR IMrnoVEMEXT WASHINGTON of State Cordell Hull expressed hope Tuesday for improvement in U SBritish relations after a with British Lothian on points of friction between the two nations lengthy discussion ambassador Lord Model Puts Value of Eyebrow at LOS ANGELES eye brow This is the value set in n dam age suit by Vivian Wildman 22 The presidents trimmed the farm budget Iiad bill substan tially from current levels even be fore the appropiiliins coinniitlee went to work on it Forewarning of sional farm battle the given in testimony ot Wallace and Edward A ONeal president of the Ameri can Farm Bureau federation be fore the appropriations subcom mittee Wallace declared that unless parity funds were voted or his certificate plan approved the n A lhc shc lost iccident m an KATIE MILLER SEEKS OFFICE Announces Candidacy for Demo Nomination of Secretary of State DES MOINES magic name of Miller entered the lists of the secretary of state race again Tuesday with the announcement of Miss Katie Miller of Inditmola that she will be a candidate for the office on the democratic ticket The late Mrs Alex Miller of Washington led the democratic party ticket twice to win tbe office in 193i and 193G She was first elected in 1932 Earl G Miller of DCS Moines present republican incumbent is a candidate for reelection Miss Miller a former Warren county school teacher who served two terms as county treasurer hts also been employed by the Iowa Stite college extension service I would like to see the office of secretary of state operated on the same high principles that pre vailed during Die incumbency of the late Mrs Alex Miller whose administration was accepted as a model and whom I together with all Iowa democrats have greatly admired she said in a statement issued Tuesday ritOTFST 10 W A NsTpAXT ING SAYS ENGLAND WAS CAUSE OF NAZIISMS RISE States Struggle Under Versailles Treaty Has Made Germany Strong BERLIN Hitler as sailed Great Britain Tuesday as a betrayer of European progress and as pursuing the selfish aims of an arrogant people at the expense of other nations Allied tulle of a united Europe based on free trade he said in a radio address on the seventh an niversary of nazi ascension to power is an old story and a warn out record Hitler snid that only the in justices perpetrated on Europe by the World war were responsible fur the rise of nazism in Ger many and charged Hint Britain had tried continually to pre vent establishment of a consoli dated Europe Why he asked does not British Prime Minister Neville Chamber goes around with a Bible preaching war openly admit that he aims at the destruction of Germany Then we would understand each other Hitler said We know that he wants to tear Germany apart Hitler said that after the World war Britain talked about setting up a new European order but that ns soon as it showed any possi bility of succeeding the English then hacked it to pieces England saw the rejuvenation of nazi Germany and decided to vyaife war Hitler charged Of course the English Hi not intend o curry the weight of lie war It scion convinced others to take part in the battle Englands aims imve always been materialistic If Chamberlain i now talks of idealistic aims none will pay the slightest attention to him Everything 1 have party the labor front the storm troopers the army the air force the a means to an end security and freedom of the German people Hitler said We have grown strong and nothing will defeat us The fuehrer emphasized that the German nation was struggling for lebensraum or living space Hitler said that Poland would have listened to reason if it had not been for England but the Ger man armies destroyed Poland Those who wanted war now have war lie said and I can tell the French that they too will have war V The fuehrer said that Germany had long pursued a common policy very great probability that all of tiie major crops vill be far below parity lie said that the administrations whole farm pro Sram would be endangered and that farm income would be sharp ly reduced day by the Sim Fiancisco chapter O Neil calledi on the committee of the Sons of the American Rev with Holy changed These two has not arc close friends with the same in terests he siiid I attempted last year to fore stall Britten attempts to start a world The Biblereading Chumberlain attempted to reach an agreement witli lhc atheist Stalin Josef V Stalin ot soviet Russia The English were furious that I succeeded where lie Chamber lain failed a result we have nothing lo worry about from the cast because of the alliance with Russia A ivj i Hitler jMiid tfuit I think God SAN FRANCISCO will be satisfied that battle was Woods famous painting Daughj avoided on mc big front For cen ters of the American Revolution i lurics Germany and Russia lived was indignantly protested Tucsj together in peace This should i Lcnfmlc to c tllc Ce to provide SG07000000 in parity payments alone in order that con gress might make fully effective its pledge of parity lo farmer olution winch termed it disre spectful and scandalous destructive of American lions Roosevelt was 58 years old Tues day and fit as a fiddle for cith er another hard political campaign or the tapering off of a spectacular career in public office Which course he will choose re mains a mystery Whatever the decision may be his physician Rear Admiral Ross T Mclntire says that Mr Roosevelt is in as perfect condition as any man of his age could be for the years ahead The president was celebrating his birthday anniversary in a quiet and traditional manner Through out the nation however the dny was being observed with parties and programs lo raise funds for a infantile paralysis Mr Roosevelt of course was taking recognition of that cam paign in a brief radio address Tuesday night at p m CST to the thousands gathered at birthday balls from coast to coast and in a chat with a host of movie stars who came to Washington to help make the parties here a suc cess White house officials tried to keep his day free of appointments postponing the usual Tuesday press conference until Wednesday They announced however that he would have a birthday message for congress A p p r o p r i a t c f y enough in view of the drive against paralysis the chief cxccu Campaign or Gradual Retirement his views on starting a SJO000 000 program of constructing small hospitals in communities now without facilities In accordance with Roosevelt custom the presidents birthday cake bore only 21 candles Members of Ihe family and i small group of old cronies will dine at the white house this evening to watch the Mason City All Set for Ball ticket sales indicate that Cerro GorcJo county should duplicate its bTuin ho TS hVC birthday ball m the state Ha f of the money iused in Cerro Gordo countv fnnln cscs half goes to the national foundation for use in research and curbing epidemic A six act stage show awarding of birthday cakes and daming to program y Dixieland band make up the focal president cut the cake Some of those who will be on hand ire original members of the cufflinks gang a pjroup of friends dating back to the days when Mr Roosevelt was an as sistant secretary of the navy and then an unsuccessful candidate for the vice presidency He gave each of those intimates a set of gold cuff links year1 igo As he passes another milestone Mr Roosevelt is a bit grayer at the temples and the seams in his Lamour and Tyrone Power were asked to lunch at tlic white house Mr Roosevelt promised to tiy to get there Mrs Koosevclt arranged lo be on hand at any rate In fact the day was much busier for her than for her husband Along with the stars she will make the rounds of a half dozen hotels where the balls will take place To a greater or lesser degree the same sort of program will be repeated in counties other Amcri can cities The National face are a bit deeper Otherwise Dr Mcltunc said the strenuous i lion for Infantile ParulvU ycars in Die white house have 1 maled that 25000 balk parties had been arranteel left little niark on him The movie and radio stars here for the birthday cluding Mickey Rooncy Dorothy VERSAILLES TUEATV UESULTS TRACED Before the speech the first he hns made since Nov 9 when an attempt was made on his life in the Munich beer cellar Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels made a brief address Goebbels opened the Sportspalast demonstration by saying We greet our fuehrer heil Prolonged applause greeted Hit ler who began speaking at p m EST German fcllmv citizens men and women Hitler began his ra dio speech We in Germany have seen cniniKli of democratic ideals he said If the others speak of them we can answer only that Ihr Germans bave known this ideal for lo years in pure form XVo now set the wonderful wir turns presented by England CUKl i1 luicl been irransed snul they hoped that the proceeds They ought in know since vould run pist Hie SOOOOOO lmd lias led the greatest number of wars Tliry speak iif a new mark V ;