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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1940, Mason City, Iowa C R HIST MEU OtPT OF IOWA COUP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FOUi LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSfAKR THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 7 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT moovm I 1UWA T11UKSUAY MAKCH 7 1940Tms PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION WORLDS BIGGEST SHIP GETS TO N Y Possible Lineups in FOR Congress By CHARLES P STEWART Centra Press Columnist THERE CAN be one of the worst governmental jumbles in Wash ington in 1941 and 1S42 that Ihis country ever saw In fact it can be avoided in only one by the election tliis year of a democratic house of icpre STEWART the jumbles possibilities if democrats lose either on jumble will be preferable to a democratic presidential and represen tatorial victory Their storyis that the jumble will xinjumble itself by 1943 but that there wont be much hope if both the white house and the lower congressional chamber go demo cratic again next November Thats a matter of partisan opin ion But theres no question as to the the presidential or the representalor ial vote or both votes in the fall The whole nub it is this The democrats can be bealen presidentially because 1940 is a presidential year They can lose their representatorial majority because all representatorial seats will be at stake They cant lose their senatorial majority because the senators are voted on only onethird at a time If they the democrats lose every senate seal this year to be balloted on a practical impossibility they still will have a senatorial advantage Toflop the senate the G O P will have to wait until Novem ber they can dp it then If and If and If Thus Suppose that the democrats elect their presidential candidate and hang on to their representa torial majority They still will con trol the senate even if by a nar rowed margin Theyll be solid for at least two more years But suppose they win the white house while losing the represen tatorial chamber In that event the white house will have a pair of conflicting congressional houses to deal with The represents will be antiadministration antisenate REDFINN FIGHT Russian Peace Terms Reported Presented Recently to Finland By ELMER PETERSON STOCKHOLM is seeking to arrange an armistice in the war reliable sources said Thursday adding publicans con that Russian peace terms recently tend that the had been Presented to Finland The exact nature of he terms is still the subject of speculation but there were unconfirmed re ports that Russia demanded surrender of the Karelian Is thmus Viipuri Lake Ladoga and part of the far northern Fetsamo area An armistice it was said would sentatives Ke and As for Germany it has become the popular view that he reich would be ready to intervene as soon as Russia gained some out standing military success in Fin land However suppose the republi cans elect their presidential nomi nee If they do its a fair guess that theyll carry the house of representatives also but they wont have carried the senate anyway because thats an impos enough new seats to fill So the new republican presi dent will be stymied likewise The two congressional houses will disagree with one another in all probability And if by chance the republicans capture the white house while missing a representa torial majority both houses will disagree with the president There have been cases before where a president starting off with congress back of him has lost control of one or the other house or both of them in his own midterm but in the present in stance theres an excellent chance that the whole situation will be split up dating from inauguration day It Can Happen Of course the democrats insist that no such tiling can happen because they say theyre abso lutely certain to win everything hands down The republicans however profess equal certainlv e 5lPPedr but that theyll elect their presidential mved back and pi candidate and a majority of the representatives They have to ad mit though that they cant grab the senate under two years more The democrats have tiiat mucl edge on the republicans The former CAN gobble the en tire outfit this time The truth is that the G O P management when it expresses itself sotta vocc is more confident of scooping in Netherlands Sub Is Brought to Surface DEN HELDER THE NETHER LANDS The Netherlands submanne 011 was raised Thurs day by the three derrick ships 26 hours after being rammed and sunk by a tugboat in the ISieuwc Diep Rescuers heard no signals from the three men who weie trapped inside The remainder of the accident SWEDEN SEEKS be followed by further efforts to arrange a peace settlement Official Swedish circles said they could neither deny nor con firm reports that Sweden had sub mitted peace terms from Joseph Stalin to the Helsinki government One theory was that negotia tions thus far hatl proceeded through the Russian minister to Sweden Madame Alexandra Kol lontay the Finnish minister here Eljas Erkko and the Swedish for eign office also was seen in reports that Dr Julio Paasikivi Finnish diplomat is in Stock holm He headed the Finnish delegation in unsuccessful pre war negotiations at Moscow on Russian territorial demands which Finland found a threat to her independence If peace negotiations are under way Scandinavian political quar ters assume that Berlin also is in terested There arc unconfirmed reports even that the German minister to I inland has conferred in Helsinki with a representative of the Baron Mannerheim and Finnish govern ment officials Swedens interest in peace ne gotiations is believed to have been ncsci prompted by the increasingly dif tore ficult position of this country in LOOK INSIDE FOR BOB LA FOLLETTE Progressive to Play Lone Hand in Politics PAGE 2 Semifinal Games Near for District Squads PAGE 15 Plan Dedication of Clarion Postoffice PAGE 13 Charges by Census Taker Withdrawn KENOSHA Wis I see census man come to his senses Tames Rosselli punned Thursday ill commenting on Washington or ders for withdrawal of federal charges which had been brought against census taker on complaint of a Rosselli cobbler who operates shops here and at Harvard 111 was PIacod Pde1 S200 Wed s b commissioner fujjkjr ua i gards passage of foreign aid to un Finland and reports that Finland I Th is considering an appeal to the western powers for military assis tance PINNED BETWEEN TRUCK TILE Don Wiison Woden Taken to Hospital After Being Injured Don Wiison 3B Woden was in jured at Plant No 2 of the Mason City Brick and Tile company shortly before 5 oclock Wednes day afternoon when he was pinned between his truck and a pile of tile Mr Wilson had driven to the plant for a load of tie It was not ascertained whether he had failed to set his brake or whether but the truck pinned iiim He was taken to the Mercy hospital His condition was re ported fair Thursday 6 More Italian Shipj sr CAW gobble the en TT 1 1 i n i The latter cantnot AtC Held Dy British to Halt Nazi Exports LONDON more MIUHT Luiiuaem 1 t represenlatorial coal sllPs vere hcll at the con majority than it is of swiping the trabard control station at the white house Downs Thursday as Great Britain proceeded with her blockade against German coal exports de spite Italian displeasure The cargoes of eight others io taling about 100000 tons were ordered unloaded Wednesday An other was released because it ecause jsailed March 1 before the blockade DIES FROM ACCIDENT COUNCIL BLUFFS old Glenn 21 of Glenwood died a hospital here several hours er he was injured in an auto bilc accident on a highway rvc two miles cast of Glen wood March 14 Withdrawal of the charges was ordered by Census Director Wil liam L Austin at Washington who informed Girmans superior that legal action should not be taken until cases of alleged violation are submitted to the Washington of fice See I told you I no beeg crim inal Rosselli said I got nothing to hide I know all time they cant dp this to me I good American citizen I no want trouble Girmnn complained that Ros selh had pushed him from his Hcnosha shop Rosselli retorted that Giiman wanted to look at his books After surrendering to the U S marshal in Milwaukee Wed nesday Rosselli declared he would FRENCH OPINION ON WAR FIRM Arrives in Paris to See Officials in Fact Finding Tour By JOHN MARTIN PARIS President Albert Lebrim on behalf of France avowedly determined to crush the present German regime received Sumtier Welles at the Elysee pal ace Thursday A company of the republican guard stood at attention as the automobile beaming President Roosevelts emissary rolledinto the courtyard Welles entered Leb runs office for a ceremonial visit before go ing to the war ministry to see Premier Daladier Newspapers emphasized Frances war intentions by re calling the nations mistake in thinking Germany was a nation of pocls uand philosophers de spite the terrible proof of the World war and the rise of nazi ism After an hour and 22 minutes with the president Welles accom panied by Robert D Murphy United States charge d affaires went to the war ministry for an interview with Daladjer The presidents Investigator spent the night traveling from Lausanne Switzerland in a spec ial car accompanied by Joseph P Kennedy United States ambassa dor to Great Britain Kennedy planned to continue to London during the day Welles is believed to have brought from Berlin a clearpic tureof Adolf Hitlers price ioi peace and of German determina tion to fight to the finish to at tain the fuehrers aims Hitler is reputed to have told Welles last Saturday that Ger many would fight until she had unchallenged political influence over BohemiaMoravia Slovakia Poland and Hungary return of her colonies and release from what Germans called stranglehold control of the seas During his threeday stay here he was expected to find French opinion unyielding and based on one idea Beat Germany first LJner Queen EliabethNowin AmericasFCRFTVOYARF lUinUL over to firmed in the controlled press on the eve ot Welles coming AVclles interview with Dala dier will be his third with the Big Four of Europes leaders Be began his swing through the chief European capitals with a meeting in Rome with Italian P r e m ie r Mussolini traveled from there to Berlin to see Hit ler and came here after a res pite in Switzerland During his visit here he will confer with officials of the Polish government in exile He is expected to stay until the weekend and go to London prob ably Sunday for an interview with British Prime Minister Chamberlain He hopes to see answer census questions so long I Mussolini a second time whenhe as they arc put to me polite returns to Rome before sailing for the United States March 18 POWER ALCOHOL Nazis Assert Stealthy Trip GROUP FORMED Officials of Eight CoOps File Articles Officers Are Listed DES MOINES of eight Iowa cooperative oil firms Thursday filed articles of incor poration of the Power Alcohol Association which would manu facture and distribute power alco hol made from corn or other agri cultural commodities The articles filed with the sec retary of state listed the following firms as members of the nonstock cooperative Iowa County Farm Bureau Service company of Williams burg Linn Cooperative Oil company of Marion Consumers CoOperative Service company of Nevada Plymouth CoOpera tlve Oil company of Le ajars Osceola County CoOperative OH company of Sibley Farm Bureau Service company of El dora Members Mutual Oil com pany of Waterloo Farm Service CoOp of Charles Ciiy Naming Ames as the principal place of business the articles added the association may how ever establish branch offices and warehouses at other points within the state of Iowa and at which the board of directors may meet for any other than their annual meet JJJI Denies British Confidence BERLIN ifPt In a Now they must H S Schwiebeit of Victor was named president until the first annual meeting J J Springman of Story City was listed as vice president and C B F Michel of Marion sceretary1reasui cr Other members of the tempor ary board of directors were listed as E C Brown of Sergeant Bluff William Yates of Bigelow Minn W E Ellcr of Eldora E E Mat tingly of Cedar Falls and H E Winterink of Charles City The articles object and pur pose stated in part that the as sociation would manufacture process distribute or blend power alcohol and oilier chemi cals or chemical products from corn or other agricultural com modities The general nature of the as sociations business the articles explained shall be to carry on and conduct a wholesale enter prise on the cooperative plan for the manufacturing buying and selling and distributing of such commodities as arc required or incidental to the business of operating and maintaining gaso line service stations and oil truck service mood concerning the to New York of the new British liner Queen Elizabeth authorized Ger man sources Thursday comment 1 The stealthy trip into a United States harbor does not speak well for British confidence in victory They said First the British took gold over there then appar ently other treasures and forgo1 to bring back certain historical documents Apparently a refer ence to a copy of Englands Magna Chavta deposited in Washington iiiun ll day docking charges Why dont they leave the ship in British har bors if they arc confident of vic tory For that matter they asked What is the Queen Elizabeth anyway It is not even finished In fact it is half a skeleton Now the Bremen was some thing They referredtothe German liner Bremens dash last fall from New York to Murmansk Bussia and subsequent run home through the British blockade French Minister Says Germanys Threat to Block Sealanes Broken PARIS French has sunk 12 German submarines cap tured 13000 tons of German ship ping and with the British navy has broken the back of Germanys threat to block the sealanes Navy Minister Cesar Campinchi de clared Thursday British sources have reported that the allied navies hnve de stroyed a total of about 50 sub marines In a survey of the first six months of the war Campinchi as serted that the allied naval su premacy is better than ever and Germanys main fleet does not move much nor far from its bases Police Get Report of Man Who Lost Cello HARRISBURG Pa est its man lost a cello Bernard Steger of Hagcrstown Md wrote police that he left his bulky instrument in some town and thought it might have been u t detectives here I couldnt find it Third Term Puzzle Is Matter of Logic Senator Ashurst Says WASHINGTON third term puzzle is just a matter of logic Senator Ashurst told reporters Thursday with a chuckle Either President Roosevelt will seek a third term he wont seek a third term or he hasnt made up his mind Ashurst said If he had decided to seek a third term he would announce it at once If hed decided not to the same answer If he hadnt made up his all of you know K anlcs Kossclli 13 shown above with his shoe shop at hcnosha iys nousays hc will answer business census questions f ihcy are put o him polite Business census began Fcb IK TROTTER DIES MORGANTOWiV W Va Dr Frank Bullcr Trotter 77 for mer president of West Virginia university died Thursday Be Ready For EASTER Sunday March 24 14 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT DEWEY OFFERS 8 POINT PROGRAM Slates Politiculture Has Triumphed Over Agriculture in U S LINCOLN Nebr k Dewey offered an eight point program to achieve agricultural prosperity and declared under the present administration politicul jure triumphs over agriculture as he carried his campaign for the republican presidential nomina tion to the midwest Principal speaker at a Nebras ka republican Founders Day meeting Wednesday night attract ing an estimated 7500 listeners the New York district attorney as serted the new deal has not the surface of the farm problem then disclosed his own eightpoint agri cultural program It would 1 Establish a failparity be tween agricultural and industrial prices 2 Provide government crop in msurance at reasonable levels 3 Adopt a direct program of soil conservation 4 Convert submarginal land to more economical uses 5 Extend the farm cooperative movement G Continue and extend the pro gram for marketing agreements 7 Preserve the American mar ket for American agriculture Regarding the last point he de clares research in the farm fields has as yet been scarcely touched Government must fust seek 1 he advice of rather than the advice of cloistered theorists he said Then it must act on that advice The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy occasonal liffht snow Thursday night and prob ably Friday no decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Cloudy in Icrmiltent lifht snow Thursday mght and Friday not quite so cold northeast Thursday nighl IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalis tics Maximum Wednesday H3 Minimum Wednesday nijhl 26 At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum a OF SUPERLINER IS COMPLETED British 85000 Ton Ship to Stay Safely in Docks of US YORK British penUncr Queen Elizabeth larg est ship ever built raced safe and sound into the port of New York Thursday winning her gamble with German submarines after s secret maiden voyage from Eng land without fanfare or passen gers The 85000lon ship painted a drab wartime gray in contrast to the gay colors that would have dorned her in peacetime reached quarantine shortly after 9 a m a few minutes too late to make the passage up the Hud son river to its pier without the hazards of tide Because of the danger of the pusli of the tide on her fifthofamile length it was decided to wait until lowslack 11 d e in midafternoon before docking The vojaee of the ship was made under war time conditions Concerned because her 14deck area made her an easy target for bombs 1C and when a blilzkricg comes Brit ish officials ordered the Queen Elizabeth from her shipyard at Clydebank moved her stealthily down the river Clyde to Green ock and started her across to New York with utmost secrecy on March 2 The first definite word that the race had been won came in the gray dawn when an air plane carrying the first Americans ship saw Elizabeth foaming through the water her wake a mile long ap parently as fast as her giant en gines would drive her They found her 41 miles cast of fire Island Light There seemed to be no sign of life on the vessel except for two whilejacketed stewards standing aft She carried no marks of even her name on the her size made her unmistakable X As the plane circled members of the crew broke out the flap nt the British merchant marine the Red is the Union Jack with a brilliant red field In peacetime the liner would have been literally cov ered with pennants There were seven lifeboats on the starboard side with six sols nt davits empty and two of the 13 sets on the port side were empty This was because the ship did not need full lifeboat equipment since it carried only an operating crew and enough stewards and cooks to care for them No convoying warships wove seen from the airplane nor were there my large ships of any de scription within 20 miles the Queen Elizabcih At London it was revcalrd that the Queen Elizabeth has left for Xcw York al full speed pro tected by a screen of naval ves sels The Queen avoided the regular steamer line and sped along the northern route most of the way Although she came without Rnv kind of a pay load to be berthed at n cost of SlOOO or more a day in dock charges alone for possibly months or years her crossing vas a triumph that delighted Britons The Queen Elizabeth is scarcely completed Work still remained to be done on her interior decora tion It had been estimated re cently that she would not be ready U sail tmtil April but it was pointed out al Glasgow Thursday that she was lowed from the ship yard Feb 2G nt the exact hour fixed four years ago by the Cun trcl company builders and despite the war construction had pro ceeded on exact schedule There were conflicting reports as to whether she carried guns A British informant in New York said that warships had convoyed her from Scotland that Canadian warships had taken over the con voy off Halifax and that some American warships were reported to have been in the vicinity when she entered United States waters Here she berths alongside her sister ship the Queen Mary Then the three largest ships in the world the Queen Elizabeth French liner Normandic and Queen Mary in that order of size will be docked side by side in New Yorks Hudson liver slip waiting for the war to end The Queen Elizabeth is 1030 feet long equal to the height of the Kmpirc Stale building and 118 feet wide She had 14 ;