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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME t ft H 1ST UtU A Aft T oepr of COWP oes THt NEWSTAKR THAT MAKtS AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Ham Fish Out of Big Race 87 CHARLES P STEWART Central press Columnist Some of the public men who announce that theyre not presi dential candidates are as interest ing in their way as some of those who announce that they are or at least keep quiet on the subject to the general effect that theyre re ceptive if their respective par ties insist on them The otner day I had occa IK sion to refer to Hamilton Fish Mayor Fiorello H La Guardia of New York as having counted himself out of the race Just which party he meant to say he didnt want to be nomi nated by wasnt very clear but he made it clear that he didnt choose to run anyway He didnt explain why not but it was easy enough to read between the lines that he didnt care to be placed in the position of aspiring to a nomination he knew he couldnt get in any event Now Representative Hamilton Fish of New York has served no tice that he isnt a candidate either If Congressman Fish were to be nominated at all it would be on the republican ticket And he stated in plain terms why he wasnt in the running He said he hasnt the financial resources to put up a campaign for the white house That may or may not have been his real reason The general im pression is that he has plenty of money The best guess is that he doesnt choose to spend a lot of it hopelessly Well its to his credit that he recognires that he isnt presiden tial timber He assesses himself correctly Some presidential aspi rants dont For instance Senator Styles Bridges of New Hampshire doesnt He operates an expen sive organization and he stands no votes Fish doesnt ANY knowing that he cant get a respectable modicum Quite an Influence But Ham Fish is quite an influ ence in the house of representa tives For one thing hes from Presi dent Boosevelts home congres sional district That is to say President Roosevelts d i st r i c t sends Ham Fish to the capital as its congressman In other words the neighbors prefer Republican Ham to New Deal P D But that isnt national The twentysixth congressional district of New York is a pretty tony Its un derstandable that its voters arent new dealerishly sympathetic On a countrywide ballot Ham cer tainly wouldnt score nearly as high a percentage as in his local bailiwick I dont argue that a re publican cant win next Novem ber but there are other republi cans who surely can run more formidably than Ham could Away from his especial neck of the woods and outside congress he hasnt been sufficiently adver tised Evidently hes aware of his limitations Yet Congressman Fish is no re actionary or even a conservative lies much more than an aver agely liberal n d more liberal than a good many antinew deal democrats His opinionalready is on rec ord to the effect that the GOP in order to stand the ghost of a show in the autumn must nomi nate a progressive The fact is that hes an enthu siastic democrat minus the big D that would entitle him to the democratic label His contention is that the new deal isnt demo cratic either Communistic Hani is violently antinazi and antifascist As for communism he chair maned an anticommunistic con gressional investigation several years before Representative Rlar tm Dies quiz ever had been thought of He evolved the theory that com munists ought to be marooned on an island Why an ISLAND I asked him Oh he replied Ive no espe cial brief for an island except that its convenient A destroyer could keep circling around it and they couldnt get off possibly If we interned em on the mainland theyd everlastingly be snooping out and infecting other suscepti bles But why not kill em1 I Queried exclaimed H a m That would be inhuman If youve got a smallpox patient Jouvc got to quarantine him But iou dont KILL him Thats Ham Fish His hearts right but hes too moderate and kindly for the presidency in the present disturbed era MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 9 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT iuttttijn S THis FAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ONE NO 132 SWEDEN VEERS TO FINNISH AID ADDED TO FARM MEASURETOTAL Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Bill to Senate for Action WASHINGTON sen ate appropriations committee ap proved Saturday increases of more than 5300000000 in next years farm funds as it sent to the senate for action Monday a farm supply bill totaling The full committee approved every item voted by a subcom mittee Friday and it over whelmingly beat down attmpts by Senator Hale RMaine to reduce two of the increases Hale sought to trim an un budgeted item for parity payments to SIOGOOO 000 but his motion lost 15 to 2 A similar attempt to pare an item for surplus re moval operation to President Roosevelts budget figure of 200000 was beaten 13 to 4 Actually the farm bill as re ported by the committee would help to make more than 000000 available lor farm ac tivities In addition to the 854668 in new appropriations there would also become avail able certain to raise the total of funds approved by congress to Senator Russell DGa ex plained that other money from trust funds and automatic appro priations would lift the outlay to more than The total of new appropriations was greater than President Roosevelts budget rec ommendations bjit Russell said thatevennowlSeifarKrbill shows the largest reduction below last years total of any appropriation Dill Last years appropriation was listed at Sussell chairman of the sub committee predicted senate ap proval of the measure within two days next week and Senator Byrnes DS Car said the test votes in committee offered a fail sample oi senate sentiment on farm funds HANSELL GIRLS IN GAGE FINALS SPORTS BULLETIN DES high school girls basketball team de feated Desoto 57 to 36 Saturday afternoon to advance to the finals of the state tournament being held at Drake fieldhouse BOONE MAN KILLED BOONE Pendarvis 79 of Boone was killed Friday mght when n North Western pas senger locomotive struck him at a crossing here LOOK INSIDE FOR ALF M LANDON Not Candidate for G 0 P Nomination PAGE 2 Mason City Fort Dodge in Final Tourney Scrap SPORTS PAGE North Iowa Hears Roosevelt Chat STATE PACK Youth Jailed for Murder in Eldora School ELDORA Clarence Col trell 21 Albia an inmate of the State Training School for Boys here died at midnight Friday in the training schools infirmary ys the result of a blow on the head with a two and a half pound hammer struck by Edward R Keen 18 of Muscatine The quar rel took place in the garage at the training school Friday morning As the result of Cottrells death County Attorney D W Dickinson said Saturday morning he would file a charge of first degree mur der against Keen Keen waived examination when he was taken before Justice of the Peace Grant Tyler here Friday evening He was held on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder filed by Sheriff J E Davidson and was ordered held to he grand jury under 55000 bond Keen refused to discuss the case Friday night except to tell Justice Tyler he was sorry he had struck CoUrell and that he hoped Cottrell would not die He would not say what caused the quarrel which resulted in the hammer attack LIGHT SNOW IN IOWA PREDICTED Snow Ranging Up to an Inch or More in West Portion Falls DES MO1NES rang ing up to an inch or more in the west portion of Iowa fell Friday night and the weather bureau Saturday predicted further lieht snowfall Temperatures ranged from a high7of 44idegzfietf Friday to a low Friday night of 21 degrees at Dubuque Clouds blanketed the state Sat urday morning and the forecast called for continued cloudiness and somewhat colder readings in western and central Iowa Satur day night Sioux City had an inch of snow Omaha a little less than an inch and Mount Ayr a trace the bu reau said A coarse snowfall began here at 8 a m Saturday and the bureau said it probably would reach a measurable amount before 10 a m Most of the fall melted as it touched streets and sidewalks with the mercury standing at an even freezing at a m Temperatures Saturday morn ing ranged near the normal mark the bureau said The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy north and east occasional light snow extreme southwest and south central Saturday niEht Sunday partly cloudy somewhat colder west and central Saturday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday colder extreme south and ex treme west Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 42 Minimum in Night 23 At g a m Saturday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 20 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi valley Gen erally fair weather with temper atures slightly below normal be ginning of week followed by con siderable cloudiness and slowly rising temperatures probably snow Thursday or Friday Northern great plains Con siderable cloudiness with rather frequent light rains or snows temperatures near normal except somewhat above toward end of week 2 Minneapolis Men Suffer Bums When Investigating Odor MINNEAPOLIS Minn Leo Rothering 47 and R Needham 65 smelled a gaseous odor They traced it to the base ment of a building While investigating they lighted a match The explosion which fol owed sent both to General hos ital for treatment of burns on the hands and face Negotiate RussoFinnish Peace v REDS SUMMON MORE SOLDIERS All Men in Northern Russia Up to 35 Are Called for Service COPENHAGEN Dan ish newspaper Ekstrabladet re ported from Tallinn Saturday that Russia has called for service nl men in northern Russia up to 35 years of age The newspaper re ported from Leningrad thnt all men up to the age of 30 have been summoned for military ser vice Ekstrabladet said that in order not to arouse excitement the sov iet military authorities sent out personal letters to men liable for service instead of announcing the summons publicly and officially The newspaper said that during recent weeks the Russian secret police had arrested large numbers of persons suspected of having spread rumors that the allies were preparing for war against the sov iet union Be ready for EASTER Sunday March 24 12 shopping days left To know what the new fashions arc like and what stores are featuring them road the ads in Ihe GlobeGazette Italian Policy of Neutrality to Be Retained ROME UP An informed Italian source said Saturday Italy will retain her policy of nonbel ligerency after the visit here of German Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop This informant said the visit while important is not re garded by Italians as an occa sion tor alarm Adolf Hitler was believed lo be seeking Italys aid in case of war in Scandinavia as a result of Brit ishFrench help to Finland Vatican authorities meanwhile announced Pope Pius XII would receive the German foreign min ister in privale audience Monday Italians assumed that von Ribbentrops conversations with Premier Mussolini and Count Galeazzo Ciano Italian foreign minister would cover the entire international situation including Hie FinnishRussian conflict the ItalianBritish coal controversy and the possibility of war spreadinr io Scandinavia the Balkans or the near east Wellinformed fascists expressed belief Germany was inclined lo exert pressure on Russia lo moder ate her peace terms to Finland They also thought Britain and trance had informed the Finns of aid they were prepared to furnish Sirns of allied readiness to extend further help to Finland were indicated Saturday in Lon don and Paris Copenhagen dispatches to Ital ian newspapers reported the allies were pressing Sweden for permis sion to send troops through Swed ish territory to Finland The fascist press charged the allies with attempting to prevent a RussianFinnish armistice Von Ribbenlrop is due in Rome Sunday morning Italians said the German foreign minister was accompanied by four or five foreign office experts in cluding Dr Karl Clodius who re cently negotiated the ItalianGer man trade treaty Von Ribbentrop was expected to remain two days Italian news papers predicted that during his By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finnish peace moves near climax Russians bar ai misticc as initial step and Ger many to weigh issues of Europes two wars in week end conference Von Kib bentrop to see pope LONDON Prance considering greater aid to Finland new class of conscripts registers sea losses continue PARIS Cabinet ex plores Finnish situation finance minister confers with Welles por trayed on sidelines in Rus sianFinnish conflict as Von Ribbentrop leaves for Kome Hitler to speak Sunday MOSCOW Red army reports five islands seized near Viipuri HELSINKI Figlit ing continues during peace talk visit he would apologize for the bombing of an Italian merchant vessel off the British coast this week Some diplomats thought it pos sible that Sumner Welles United States undersecretary of state might be approached on the ques tion of mediation between Finland and Russia when he returns to Rome probably within the next week on his way home from a European factfinding tour for President Roosevelt Russia Gains Foothold on Viipuri Bay By LYNN HEINZERL1NG HELSINKI red Lrmy driving across the ice has gained a restricted foothold on the northwest shore of the Bay of Viipuri from which it can threaten complete encirclement of Viipuri and outflanking of Finlands vital Mannerheim line 1 Despite punishing Finnish air attacks against the troops trucks tanks and sledges on the frozen bay the high command admitted the invaders had captured some islands from which to base fur ther drives on Finlands third city V The battle for Viipuri continued with undiminished intensity in the midst of efforts from outside to promote a FinnishRussian peace The advance of the Russians on the northwest shore of Vii puri Bay threatened Viipuris communications with ihe rest of Finland menacing the Finnish defenders of the city from be hind 3 To the east of Viipuri Ihe army announced all enemy attacks were repulsed with the Russians suffering loss of men and at least eighteen tanks and seven guns Extensive Finnish successes along the eastern front were re ported For the third successive day the high command told how the Finnish air force bombed and machinesunned Russian forces seekinc to beat their way across the ice of the Bay of Viipuri Six Russian planes wore re ported shot down Friday There was no official comment on peace negotiations but the communique showed clearly that the overtures had brought let up in the fighting WHEN TRAPPED Former Suitor of Teacher Held After All Night ManHunt SHELBYVILLE Mo allnight hunt lor the slayer of Mrs Ethel Dingle a school teach er ended before noon Saturday with the capture near here of a man Sheriff Elmer Threlkeld identified as Hadley Eaton her former suitor Surrounded in woods Ihrce miles northeast of the city by a posse of 50 officers and armed citizens the suspect shot him self in the abdomen with a shot Eun He was brought to a hospital at Shelbina where it was said he probably will live After shooting the attractive 30 year old divorcee with a shotgun the assailant drove his auto short distance then fled into a dense woods on foot He approached Mrs Dingles automobile as she was prepar ing to leave school shortly afler 4 p m Friday and fired eiffht blasts into the machine One shot struck and slightly wounded her companion Mrs Merrill Keith also a teacher and an other grazed the arm of School Supt Clcll Ledford who was seated in another car The sheriff bis deputies iiju slate patrolmen trailed Eaton to the wood but delayed a search until Saturday The slate patrol reported hearing a shot from the between the villages of Plevna and there was no explanation for it Eaton who Inid not lived in tlic vicinity recently was driving a car with 1040 Illinois license plates issued in Galva the patrol said His father lives in Shelbina his mother is dead Mrs Sam Varrcr who lives near Plevna told Sheriff Threl keld she saw a man stop his car near their home late in the day don overalls and overshoes shoulder a gun and walk down a country road While the shooting was the sub ject of conversation on street comers Friday night there was no evidence of intense feeling in this norlheast Missouri county scat town IS SERIOUSLY BURNED DAVENPORT lies parents were in South Bend Ind attending a funeral Ellen Roose 5 was burned seriously here when matches with which she WHS play ing ignited her clothing She was taken to a hospital after two women extinguished her burning clothing GRANTPASSAGE TO LARGE ARMY Force of at Least 80000 Is Needed Says London Report By J C STARK LONDON reliable in fromant said Saturday night that Sweden had advised the British government that allied interven tion in Finland if it is sent must be on a large scale or else Sweden will make every effort short of war to forestall the transport of al lied troops across its frontiers On the other hand this in formant said that a considerable force for instance a full arms corps of around 80000 men would be gratefully welcomed by the Swedes especially If companied by ships and planes Presumably this was the way Sweden which took the initiative in the present negotiations be tween Russia and Finland posed the alternative to a costly peace for Finland Previously Sweden liacl an nounced it would permit no for eign troops whatsoever to cross its soil Saturdays informant stated it has told Britain that a force lea or twenty thousand men for Finland would be but a drop in the bucket that any assistance must be in the form of a considerable force Swedish and Danish sources in dicated that Swedens stipulation that allied intervention if any be of great size did not mean that Swedens position was changed fundamentally Sweden these DtrsMu Still feels that fee coBfltet be settled by peaceful mtm But if the allies do intervene Sweden itself will be endan gered if the force is not suffi cient to check the Russians ef fectively Thus Sweden feels she must demand armed strength if any commensurale with the problem Although t li e Scandinavian informants did not say so it is reasonable to believe that the pos sibility of German armed inter vention in the event the allies send troops norlh figured also in the Swedish stipulation for a big army or none at all The governments of Britain and France indicated Saturday ihat they are considering greater aid to Finland if current peace IICRO tiations fail lo end the Russian in vasion The controlled press in Taris predicted the allies would send an expeditionary force if Fin land save the word High British quarters made it apparent that the London govern ment wanted no Finnish surren der Tiie French cabinet devoted a two and a half hour session large ly to the FinnishRussian war and I lie accompanying diplomatic struggle of the great powers most crucial of Europes two inter woven wars Almost with one voice the Bril ish press demanded that British and French Did be given to Fin land on Ihc largest possible stale if Finland should find Russias peace terms unreasonable As German Foreign minister Von Ribbentrop sped lo Rome on a mission which British dip lomatic commenlalors interpret ed as a move to make Italy a more active partner in the western war and perhaps in striving to settle the Russian Finnish struggle it was an nounced here that Lord Halifax British foreisn minister hart conferred Friday with Giuseppe Bastiannini Italian ambassador The conference was said lo be concerned mainly with he dis pute over Britains blockade of Italian coal purchases from Ger many Tt was indicaled however the talks embraced the entire sphere of BritishItalian relations The meeting was described as friendly and tending lo improve the situation on the coal contro versy but it was not disclosed whether any settlement formula was found The British were expected to real firm Britains determination to stop German coal exports to Italy and offer to substitute Brit ish coal Informed sources expressed skepticism that Italy would be swunjj into any triple alliance with Germany and Russia against Britain and France a scheme which the Laborite Daily Herald snid was one of the German min istcis objectives in Rome ;