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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E H H1ST UCU 4 ARr DtPT DCS HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAKR THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NHGHIORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FIJU LEASED WIRrs FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT A MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 51940 TUIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 128 BRITISH DETAIN ITALIAN GOAL SHIPS LaGuardia Politics Are Mixed By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist MAYOR FIORELLO H LA GUARDIA of New York didnt need to announce as he did the other day that he isnt a candidate for a presiden tial nomination Scarcely a n y body if any body at all thought he was Oh his names been mentioned but not serious ly not by any practical com pel e n t politi cian La Guardia Not that he hasnt been a firstclass mayor It generally is agreed that hes been a dandy He was a fine congress man too from the standpoint of folk a pretty radical tendency Hes a dynamic chap Hes as smart as a whip He knows the country also He was born in Ari zona He isnt the kind of New Yorker who never heard of any tiling west of Manhattan island But what party would nominate him He served in congress as a re publican and as a socialist Hes been mayor as a fusionist and an American Labor partyite He never officially decorated himself with the democratic label but hes a new that makes him a democrat An exrepublican or two such as Agriculture Secre tary Henry A Wallace have been suggested as democratic possibili ties but Wallaces record wouldnt be a circumstance in comparison with Fiorellos variations Much Too Weak To refer tb Mayor La Guardia as a liberal is much too weak radical is the word At least hes a radical in theory The fact that he served on capitol hill as a socialist speaks for itself But Fiorello never made his radicalism ridiculous as a lot of extreme leftists do The reason undoubtedly is that he has tiptop ability and good taste and a sense of humor He didnt even say that lie isnt a presidential candidate in a way to imply that he believes he is He dismissed the notion as a joke Im not so sure that hes as radi cal as he used to maybe used to consider himself In congress where his radicalism consisting of 1 wasnt numerous enough to signify he preached it ad lib He ran for the house of representatives as a socialist be cause his districts republicans deeming him overextreme had euchred him out of a renomina tion Whereupon the socialists said All right well nominate you To which Fiorello with al most incredible nerve replied O K Go ahead And still more in credibly he won He did it Ill venture to assert on the strength of his personality not because he was r socialist 1 As mayor of New York while I still a radical hes been no second edition of Stalin or Hitler or Mus solini On the contrary hes said that Hitler ought to be put in a chamber of horrors And it made Adolf so sore that he pro tested to the state department about it That was wonderful ad vertising for Fiorello An Impossibility AH the same as a presidential possibility hes an impossibility Imagine an exsocialist running HATCH DEBATE OVER POLITICS IS UNDER WAY Senate Involved in FreeforAll Argument on Changing Measure By WILLIAM B ARDERY WASHINGTON sen ate became involved Tuesday in a freeforall political argument over broadening or curtailing the Hatch act Senator Hatch DN who sponsored the controversial act last year proposed exten sion of its ban on political activi ty by the rank and file of feder al employes to include those state workers such as highway employes who are paid in part with federal funds Senator Miller DArk coun tered with an amendment to re peal the restrictions on federal workers If the Miller amendment is adopted Hatch said it wil mean the absolute defeat of the democratic party in 1940 Some party members are shortsighted Repeal that provision would lose many thousands more votes than employes could gain But Miller replied that the present Hatch act would ruin the democratic party by pre venting voluntary political ac tivities by federal workers There is no reason why a fed eral attorney or a collector of in ternal revenue Miller told report ers should not have as much right as any other citizen to make a speech or attend a polities Covein Splits Building ys s Slowly widening cracks split tlie walls of homes and business houses in Shenandoah Fa where the towns most heavily populated section settled from mine caveins One such crack is shown above in the front wall of an auto supply store on a main business street am just as much opposed as anyone to the coercion intimida tion or pppression of employes I dont want somebody going around with a list of WPA workers and collecting from them and I dont want a government boss to coerce his subordinates But provisions of the Hatch act preventing all those things would be retained I only want to avoid this business of federal workers sneaking up the back stairs to pass the time of day wiih a behind them all the way to see whether anyone is watchine Hatch said that opponents of his broadening amendments have been doing a lot of buttonholing and that the vote on them prob ably would be close Senator Minton the majority whip was active in lin ing up opposition to Hatchs amendments Minton has conten ded that they would destroy state democratic organizations which he argued have a legiti mate right to existence for the presidency States of the United Hed be a superinteresting can didate to be sure And if he ever got into the white my But Fiorello himself has remarked of all the republican possibilities who have I been mentioned As a radical cant stomach any of them He likewise recognizes that hes too close to his Italian ancestry only one degree removed to figure presidentially in this coun try Bowling Beats Council Bluffs in Tourney SPORTS BULLETIN FORT DODGE high of Des Moines defeated St Francis of Council Bluffs 32 to 20 in the stale Catholic basketball tournament Tuesday afternoon IOWA BABY SMOTHERS DES MOINES Ev erett Baker month old son of Mr and Mrs M E Baker smothered to death during the night while sleeping with his mother 6 INDICTED IN DETROIT PROBE Sheriff Prosecutor Charged with Conspiracy in Gambling Operations DETROIT high public officials of Wayne county De troit including Sheriff Thomas E Wilcox and Prosecutor Duncan C McCrea were indicted Tuesday by Judge Homer Ferguson sitting as a oneman grand jury investigat ing gambling and graft The indictments charged con spiracy to operate or permit the operation of disorderly houses gambling houses handbooks and policy games In addition to WilcoY and Mc Crca the indictments named Ber nard E McGralh chief deputy sheriff of Wayne county Carl Staebler chief of the civil division of the sheriffs Harry Col burn chief investigator for the prosecutors office and Albert J Garska president of Grosse Pointc park Fortyfive other persons were named in the indictment six of them John McCrea and Colburn are already under indictment by the grand jury on charges of conspiracy to protect or operate a 51000000 a year baseball pool in Detroit The indictments followed by only a few hours an attempt by McCreas men to invade the grand jury headquarters Judge Fergu son calling out police riot squads for protection charged that Mc Crea was seeking to seize the grand jurys records and prevent a court examination on the earlier indictment Wednesday EARTH SURFACE DROPS MORE red Vnpun Cracks Widenin Walls and Pavements in Large Shenandoah Pa Area SHENANDOAH Pa earths surface sagged anew Tues day in this undermined anthracite town Slowly and undramaticaily in scattered sections of a block area cracks widened in and pavements The slow sinking of homes and business houses ceased temporarily late Monday after some shifted downward as much as 20 inches in the cavein of old mine workings deep underground Early Tuesday some residents of the cavein heavily populated part of the community of faint rumblings much like those that sent 2000 fleeing threatened buildings early Monday Coal company engineers state mine inspectors and a local com mittee went into the honeycomb of diggings to seek the cause of the worst caveins in the history of Pennsylvanias great anthracite fields Townspeople have said recent mining in the old workings weak ened the supports Coal company engineers denied that the supports have been touched BABY IS SUFFOCATED NEW YORK 11 month old son of Aviator Dick Merrill and Actress Toby Wing is dead He suffocated in his crib when he be came entangled in part of his sleepingsuit LOOK INSIDE FOR ANN SHERIDAN Riled by Derogatory Harvard Student Survey PAGE 2 Iowa Business Lines Feel U S Downdrag PAGE 1G North Iowa Teams in District Cage Tussles PAGE 3 HELSINKI Finnisl defenders Viipuri after bat ling all day Monday with Rus ians attacking across the islands the bay of Viipuri still wert locked in combat in this strategi area Tuesday the Finnish high command announced in its dairj LOmmunique The invading Russians were at tempting to encircle the city loni deserted by civilians and consid ered virtually lost even by tin Finns themselves In addition to attacking the is lands in the bay the Reds at tacked the northwest shore of thi bay from where they presum ably could drive overland agains Viipuri from the rear On the isthmus enemy attack against the islands in the bay o Viipuri and the northwest shor of the bay continued all d3j March 4 said the communique Fighting continues on the cape at the mouth of the bay at al other points attacks were re pulsed Although fighting was heavv o the very outskirts of Viipuri Fin nish sources maintained that sov iet troops had not yet entered th city proper The Russian communique o Mondays activity said the sovie troops had captured several town on the western shore of the boy o Viipuri as well as islands in th Says Liquor Found in Every 4 Out of 5 Homes on Relief GRAND FORKS N Dak U Liquor may be found in fou out of every five homes listed o relief rolls Mrs Anna Deyo na tional Womens Christian Temper aiice union secretary said Tues day Yet in every five homes where there is employment investigators will find only one purchases liq uor she said Mrs Deyo spoke at a regional W C T U conference here The two day meeting was attended by members of Minnesota and North Dakota chapters SLOT MACHINES HELD GAMBLING DEVICES PER SE Are Ruled Subject to Forfeiture Anywhere in State of Iowa DES MOINES In a sweep ng decision the Iowa supreme ourt Tuesday held that slot ma hines and punch boards ar gambling devices per se i hemselves and therefore subject o condemnation Atty Gen Fred Everett said that the effect of the opinion means it is not necessary to show that the devices ever were used or intended to be used for gambling purposes The opinion was based oil an ict of the 1937 legislature which in erted slot machines in the stat ute relating to seizure of roulette vheels faro tables and similar de ices The case on which the opinion vas based came from Waterloo in Black Hawk county where state agents and local police seized slot machines and punch boards in an April 1938 raid After the seizure C O Pouts claimed the equipment on the grounds that the machines were in lis shop awaiting repair We are inclined to the view Justice Oscar Hale of Wapello wrote that punchboards and slot machines being specifically named as gambling devices when seized under valid search warrants are subject to for feiture x x x There was rip dissent Eightythree slot machines and 148 punchboards were seized in the raid The case was the first in which the state supreme court has the 1037 slot machine S 3 GALVIN ruled on measure S J Galvin Announces for Lieutenant Governor Sheffield Brick Tile Executive Will Seek Democratic Nomination SHEFFIELD J Jack Galvin Sheffield manufacturer and former member of the state board ot education Tuesday cn nounced he is a candidate for the democratic nomination for lieu tenant governor He is the first democrat who has announced his candidacy for the post held by B B Hickenlooper Cedar Rapids republican Hicken looper is seeking reelection Galvin had been mentioned as a possible candidate for gov ernor I am deeply appreciative he said Tuesday of the kindness of my friends in mentioning name in connection with the office Jf governor and in urging me to be a candidate for that high office The statement continued However I have a deep sense of obligation to my business asso iates who have been kind nough to eicvatc me to the pres idency of my company and to our factory employes My associates knowing that I liave been rather eager to toss my liat into the ring for the governor ship have suggested as a compro mise that I try for second place so that il elected I would not have to resign as president and general manager of our company because the duties of lieutenant governor would take me away from the business only a lew months out of a twoyear period I have decided to act on that sug gestion Galvin is president of the Shef field Brick and Tile company He is president also of the Iowa Manufacturers association He is 61years born on a farm in Marion county educated in the public schools of Marion and Calhoun counties and was graduated from the Knoxvillc high school RUMANIA LAGS IN OIL TO NAZIS Government Has Not Compelled Allied Firms to Export to Reich BUCHAREST Rumania Germany is not getting its full quota of vitally needed oil from Rumania because despite strong German protests the govern ment has not compelled British and French companies operating in Rumania to export oil to the reich it was understood Tuesday It was said in well informed quarters that Germany was get ting hardly half of the 130000 tons of oil a month for which she had contracted with the govern ment Difficulty in meeting the quota had been laid to the frozen Dan ube and lack of railroad facilities But it was now understood that the failure of foreign companies which own perhaps more than 70 per cent of the productive wells to supply their share of oil for Germany was principally respon sible The government was understood to have suggested that the for eign companies make oil available for Germany They objected strongly and it was asserted that they had not complied with the suggestion It was believed that the entire matter would be dis cussed during the visit here of Vi orcl V Tilen Rumanian minister at London to Great Britain who left London by airplane Monday for Bucharest after announcing that his mother was ill CAST BALLOTS IN SIXTH DISTRICT Voters Will Elect Congressman Rural Vote Reported Cut DES MOINES A Muddy ideroads cut deeply into the vote Tuesday as the sixtl Iowa district went to the polls to a congressman to fill tin acancy caused by the death o C C Dowell In Des Moines the balloting vas proceeding at a pace slightlj under that of the 1938 city pri mary when 25900 votes were cast A check showed Des Moine voting which normally account for nearly After a short period of teach ing country school he attended business college and then took a position as stenographer for the Iowa Pipe and Tile company of Des Moines Since hen he has been connected with clay products firms at Mason City lona Falls Auburn and Shef field He became manager ot the Sheffield concern in 1923 and was e lecled its president in 1936 Last year Galvin completed his second term as a member of the state board of education He vas appointed in 1929 to finish the un cxpired term of Claude R Porter and was reappointed later by Governor Herring For a part of was a also Emergency Relie Assistant Cashier at Austin Is Released ST PAUL Ewoldt assistant cashier of the First Na tional bank at Austin was released to probation officers Tuesday af ter receiving a suspended two year prison sentence for making The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday somewhat warmer west and central Tuesday and east and central Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy somewhat warmer southwest Tuesday night Wednesday most ly cloudy occasional light snow northeast somewhat wanner southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday S2 Minimum Monday night 27 At 8 a m Tuesday 29 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Japanese Land Force Just Across Pearl River From Hongkong HONGKONG warships shelled shoreline posi tions 20 miles north of Portuguese Macao throughout the morning and then landed a force for another penetration of South one just across the mouth of the Pearl river from Hongkong Brit ish crown colony At the same time Japanese war planes swooped in to break up any false entries in bank books attempts by Chinese forces to con Ewoldl after pleading guilty tocentrate for reinforcement of their the charge was placed on proba tion for two Judge George other charges years by Federal F Sullivan Two the indictment against Ewoldt were droDDcd positions above Macao and about 50 miles south of Canton Inhabitants of Chinese villages in the scope of the Japanese opera tions Hocked into Macao half the distric strength to be running heavie in the west and northwest sec tionsPolitical observers interpret ed thej west side to the cause of Robert K Good the republican nominee Warren county reported the voting very slow In Madison Hie reports said some of the farmers went to the polls before the roads thawed In Dallas coun ty however one observer called the vote normal Skies continued cloudy at noon but there was no threat of snow or rain Polls close at 8 oclock Tuesday night Byron G Barney Allen for mer Iowa old age assistance chief if the democratic nominee Political leaders termed the contest an indicator of the stales political trend DECLARE BO ATS ARE LIABLE TO PRIZE SEIZURE Commons Told England Clamping Down on Exports From Nazis BULLETIN LONDON Italian ships were taken to the British contraband control base off Deal southeastern England Tuesday in the growing contro versy between Britain and Italy over Italian imports of German coal Following announcement by minister of Economic War fare Cross in the house that two Italian vessels carrying German coal had already been detained Iwo British destroyers Tuesday night escorted three more Italian vessels to the Downs control base where the other Italian ships were anchored By FREDERICK KUH LONDON Britain moved toward a showdown on German coal exports to Italy Tues day by retaining two Italian cargo ships and announcing that German coal exported by way of Holland to Italy now is liable to seizure as a prize The detention of the Italian of 10 which sailed from Rotterdam for announced in the house of com mons by minister of Economic Warfare Ronald Cross after the fascist government had protest ed strongly against the allied blockade decision as compromis ing relations between Italy and Great Britain Cross emphasized thai the two ships had been detained Tuesday and said that German shipments of coalby way of Holland had now ceased The statement by Cross was result of questioning by Emanuel Shimvell laborite who brought into debate the question of Italian resentment against the stoppage of muchneeded coal supplies in Weber and Fields Troupers 65 Years Work in Comeback HOLLYWOOD Weber and Lew Fields onetime Broad way comics and troupers for 65 years began another comeback Monday The veterans now 72 are play ing themselves in Lillian Russell a movie about the celebrated act rcss whom they starred from 18B8 to 1906 at their music hall in New York We figure we ought to be good for about ten years in the movies said Fields But were not going to work all our lives We plan to retire on our 75th anniversary in the theater Complaints Against 18 Tire Firms Dismissed NEW YORK that the government could not be con strued a a person in the socalled triple damages cause of the Sher man act Federal Judge Edgar Conger Tuesday dismissed n com plaint against IB tire and rubber manufacturing companies accused of fixing prices in government contracts Penguin With Orange Shirt Sent From Byrd Expedition NEW YORK penguin with an orange shirt is due from the South Pole Tuesday the first return from the Byrd expedition This penguins front is not the customary white because he does not belong to the common or gift shop variety of penguin but to the rarer Emperor species The Emperors are much larg er and are such ardent parents that if they dont have any off spring they will nurse lumps of ice They do not however have the joie dc vivrc of the smaller type who go for joy rides on cakes of ice This penguin is coming to Ihc Washington zoo on the Itucr Santa Clara which he flagged at Val paraiso Chile after riding up from the Pole on Byrds supply ship North Star The name is Dugan after an expedition member Pat Dugan but the sex a difficult point in the case of penguins is now believed to be female This was ascertained accord ing to advices from the Grace line by the reliable mirror test They stuck a mirror up in ront of Dugan and he began to primp and prccn like a lady pen the fascist state and the implica tions of that attitude in the larger question of Italian nonbelligeren cy in the war Isnt it the case that consider able quantity ot German coal is being shipped from Rotterdam for neutral ports and when is the ministry going to be in a position to stop this leakage in the block ade of German Shin well asked Cross replied Mr Shinwell is under a mis apprehension As Ihave already indicated any ships now sailing as neutral vessels and carrying Ger man coal from Rotterdam are de tained and already Tuesday two vessels have been detained Is German coal not being ex ported in Italian vessels from Rot terdam Shinwell asked That has now ceased Cross replied It was understood that the first Italian coal ship arrived at a British control base about I p m and the second in midaft ernoon Others were due il was stated The vessels will be obliged remain at the base until the con traband committee considers the cases which normally would re quire several days Advised that the 10 ships had left Rotterdam Holland an offi cial of the economic warfare min istry repeated that midnight March 1 had been the deadline for such shipments and that the deadline remained in force Without intimating what action the ministry or the admiralty might take the official denied a suggestion that the Italian ships now cnroutc might be permitted to pass the contraband control be cause they had been loaded before March I and delayed by weather conditions Four Italian ships had left Rot terdam Saturday with coal They put back on orders from their owners Six Italian ships left Rot terdam early Monday with one in the lead reported to be a test Italy Soon after the ships left made public its protest to Britain against the coal ban and the British blockade in general Then the economic warfare minis try announced that March 1 had been the deadline for shipments Tuesday a dispatch from Rotter clam reported the departure of four more Italian coal ships Biff Scale Coal Rationing Starts ROME big scale coal rationing system was ordered Tuesday as the government await ed British action on Jto JtaUaa ;