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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON f R HIST MEM ART BEPT OF I DES UOl HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED LEASED THI NfWSfAKR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH ifi 7 flan MASON CITY THI iRlGHr k SPOT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION DUE Ltyivj ut TWO SECTIONS T ore 137 F R BLASTS TOBEYS CENSUS VIEWS iin WASHINGTON IP Some ot these people who sit in the seats of the nations mighty high salaries are going to be taken down a few pegs Before many moons Secretary MoLgenthaus Internal Revenue gang is going to give that list of 400 top salaries published back in January a whale of a shaking up Itll come in the form of an addi tional list and after its made pub lie the 400 is not going to be quite so exclusive One guess and its a darned good one consider ing the source is that the new list will show 200 more persons who dragged down more than 575000 in 1938 Prodded for an explanation of why they didnt put the whole list out m the first place the treasury boys said their bookkeepers just werent caught up when congress met and called for the salary fig ures Putting out a partial list was a mistake they wont make again The deluge of queries and com plaints has been a headache Now some of the firstrate salaries ad vertised in January are going to appear is if you can call any salary in the andup bracket second rate The suggestion already has been passed along to Mr Morgen thau that he title the comoleted list Americas 600 Families but how literal shucks you know minded he is V Ps In the Money Whats principally going to upset the big apples in the 1938 salary cart is that the movie companies JLoews Inc and its subsidiary and War ner brothers are going tobe in the new list The packing companies will also be in the revised list but that wont make much difference The slaughterhouse bigwigs never were in a class with the movie crowd You cant expect salaries for feeding the people like those lor entertaining them Right off the bat you can ex pect to see the soapsuds king F A Countway president Lever brothers washed out of first place as the nations highestpaid cor poration executive Louis B Mayer production executive of Loews will see to that In 1937 Mayer was paid for ex ccutiving plus a measly little S134750 for vice pvesidencing for MGM Now if Mr Mayer had taken any big cut in 1938 surely that gossipy village of Hollywood would have heard But suppose it didnt and suppose Mr Mayer was told he wasnt worth more than half that His salary still would be more than and thats enough to push Mr Countway out of first place so fast itll look as 11 he skidded on a bar of his own soap Loews and MGM are still paying the same old salariesMr Countway wont even finish sec ond because in 1937 thev paid T Kobert Rubin SB51123 for be ing president and N M Schenck his friends call him for being presi dent Thats another screwy thin even be in the What About Claudettc g10d la Claudefle Colbert with her S301 94ol wont hold her place as the highestpaid actress and the na tions No 1 female breadwinner Oreta Garbo works for MGM rou know Her 1937 salary was S471 499 and Garbo never was a nirl to work for less this year than she was making last Shes had a con tract for years and if its on a sliding scale it isnt down Theres Bette Davis to be heard from too and Joan Crawford whose con tract always has called for big money And Jeanette MacDonald and Myrna and among the Clark Gable William Pow ell Paul Muni and Edward G Robinson Those boys dont work lor pennies AH in all the completed list 5 a fair showing for 1938 With 600 men and women drawing down more than it couldnt have been exactly a depression year These topsaiaried men come mostly from that population group numbering 24000000 Amer icans over 35 years old That theres about one chance in 40000 of you ov me or Neigh bor Jones getting into that kind of money 600 to Be BRITAIN USES 3 in U S Big NEW balary List urn mnp By JACK STINNETT III TILL I DLUU GennanRussianItalian Threat to Capture English Trade Made LONDON IP Great Britain brought three new weapons into her economic front line Friday to meet the threat of a German HussianItalian bloc aimed at cap turing her trade Her effort was intended to fortify he British position in the economic struggle by in creasing her reserves of foreign exchange for purchases of war supplies mobilizing the re sources of the British and French overseas empires and driving German securities from British money markets W These measures coincided with reports in Belgrade that Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop ol Ger many had suggested to Italy formation of a GermanItalian Russian economic bloc with a small states between these powers Von Ribbentrops proposal to the Italian government would pu Europes small Bailie central and Barlow Plan to Test Bomb Rouses Humane Society Ire Former Clear Laker to Get Impressive Hearing on Monday southeastern states in the eco nornic orbit of the three totali tarian powers with whom some already do most of their trading Jugoslav officials although im pressed by HomeBerlin economic collaboration skeptical however that Ital would consider taking Russia into partnership As Britain pulled in her bel another notch the Times of Lon don forecast the likelihood o further sacrifices emphasizing the need diverting from ci vilian consumption something like half of the whole current produc tion in order to devote it to win ning the war It warned also of a real dan ger that we may drift into infla tion should the government delay a decision whether to finance tiie war by voluntary or compulsorv saving These were the three British measures 1 To tighten its hold on for eign exchanee the government banned private importation of canned and bottled fruils be ginning next Tuesday 2 To organize BritishFrench colonial cooperation in order to utilize all of both empires re sources for the war effort it was learned Malcolm MacDonald colonial secretary will confer in Paris soon with Georges Mandel French minister of colonies 3 Largescale selling in Brit ain of securities chiefly negoti able bonds on behalf of Ger man interests was disclosed in a stock exchange warning to members to exercise greatest caution in accepting and execut ing orders the real source of which they arc not able to verify beyond all reasonable doubt Informed sources in Rome meanwhile said that Sumner elles and Italian Premier Mus aoout the movie business VPs solini might discuss the possibility bometimes get more money of peace in light of von Ribben than presidents Irons conversations in Rome Whether the Brothers Warner will come in there is something i o whs h Senate may no War Conduct 2400 PARIS Daladiers conduct of Frances wnr effort was given a vote of confidence 240 to 0 hy the French senate Fridry night at conclusion of two days of secret debate The senates mem bership is 310 from voting many abstained IMMUNIZE 1000 WORKERS DES MOINES health authorities took steps Friday to immunize 1000 works projects administration workers against smallpox The men were employed on a project with a man who fel victim to the disease For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Poge Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS au ciety for the prevention of cru elty to animals Friday sounded a battle cry of use ships not goats to an inventors proposal to tea his new liquid oxygen bomb by blowing up goats on a lonely Texas prairie Mrs Herbert W El more presi dent of the Washington branch o the animal society urged a na tionwide campaign of protests against the use of goats or sny other animal to test the new ex plosive and suggested that it bi tried on the governments ghos fleet of retired World war ves sels now tied up at Solomons is land in Chesapeake bay Inventor Lester P Barlow formerly of Clear Lake who claims that his new explo sive is the most deadly indig nantly denied that he intended any cruelty to animals He in sisted that the goats would be killed so quickly that there would be no pain Mrs Eltnore however said tha her society would do everything in our power to prevent siich an experiment but admitted tha It is a hard proposition in of the fact that it is a congres sional matter Barlow a Stamford Conn in ventor now employed by the Glenn L Martin Aircraft com pany looked forward eagerly to Mondays showdown with his old army and navy ord nance departments whom he beat m a 5700800 court of claims case for World war inventions He hasnt been able to collect the money yet but he thinks congres will get around to voting it oni of these days He will get an impressive hear ing The house and senate mili tary and naval affairs commit tees will hold an unusual joint session with war and navy de partment experts invited to hear further details on his invention The senate military affairs com mittee was so impressed with hi testimony Wednesday that it burned the minutes of a two hour session lest 3 foreign powci learn the formula of the new ex combination of liquid oxygen and carbon Army and navy experts wont discuss Barlows latest inven tion with reporters but they are skeptical Barlow claims that he cant get a fair hearing from them primarily because he beat them in the courts over his World war inventions and be cause he goes over their head to congress when they wont pay any attention to him This is not the first time that Barlow has been before congress with new devices that he claims would revolutionize national de lense Two years ago he offered a 2000 pound TNT steel bomb which he said could penetrate rive vessels placed side by ide and make holes big enough to drive 40 horses Com mander A C Davis head of the navy s bureau of aeronautics plans division told congress then that such a statement was man festly and equally absurd SENATEWONT RECOMMIT BILL Senator HatchSays Action Would Have Been Measures Death WASHINGTON sen ate cleared the way Friday for final passage of legislation broad ening the Hatch antipolitics law by refusing to return the legisla tion to committee for further study Senator Hatch DN Mex said that if the bill had been recom mitted it would have been dead for this session The recommital proposal was offered by Senator Lucas tD111 Supporters of the broadening legislation had won a major test a short time before when the sen ate approved 47 to 30 a key scc Uon forbidding political activity by state workers paid partly from federal funds Iowa Boy With Peanut in Lung Succumbs CRESTON Duane rrandfield 2 of Crcston died Thursday of pneumonia which de veloped following an operation to a peanut from a lung 6 KILLED AND 9 HURT BY BLAZE IN APARTMENTS Charlotte Structure Quickly Swept by Fire Many Leap Out Windows CHARLOTTE N Car persons including four women and a child were killed and nine others injured several critically in a fire which spread rapidly through a section the 86 unit Guthery apartments here Friday The dead Mrs HazcIIe E Martin Char lotte manager of a gift shop Miss Robena Dickinson Wil son Mrs H R Elcy Charlotte a department store employe Miss Lucy Walton 43 Char lotte a private nurse Tommy Charity Charlotte the small son of Mrs Winifred Charity a hairdresser Edward Martin about 21 Charlotte a student Two of the dead were injured fatally in jumps from the blazing building Firemen found the block long three story brick and stone struc ture a blazing interno with many persons clad in their night clothes trapped on the upper two stories Screams rent the chill morning air as the upper story residents choked by clouds smoke leaped to the cement alleyways on the sides of buildings Ambulances sped the dying and injured to Hos pitals as100 firemen fought the conflagration The fire apparently started in the basement Fire Chief Hen drix Palmer said however he was at a loss o explain how the blaze spread so quickly When the first alarm came in the en tire half of he biff building was m flames Firemen rescued a number trapped persons with ladders Many ot the occupants the building said they were first awakened by screams and the wail of sirens to find their rooms filled with smoke and flames Kimballton Men to Raise Beards for Celebration in June KIMBALLTON razors after April 1 Thats the hair raising decree of Kimballton of ficials who are making plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary ol the Crystal Springs creamery here m June The creamery is one ot the oldest cooperatives its kind m the United States The men folk of the Danish populace are united in their determination to sport full beards for the cclebra LOOK INSIDE FOR HAKRiT F HOPKINS Compromise Plan Fails to Appease Census Foes PAGE 2 Seek From R R After Wreck PAGE 3 Mason City to Face Keystone in Tourney PAGE 9 27 Die in TrainTruck Crash A Finn Forces Begin Retreat to New Shrunken Borders 100000 Civilians Also Move to Avoid Living on Red Soil GERMANS HINT SURPRISES SOON Report Nazis Rapidly Consolidating Position in Southeast Europe BERLIN UR Nazis reported Friday thnt Germany was rapidly consolidating its position in south eastern Europe and hinted hat there would be important sur prises for he allies in the next 10 days The viewpoint emphasized in German sources was that impend ing developments cither would prepare the way for subsequent military in the make such action unnecessary Neutral sources believed that significant activity was in prog ress centering chiefly around Bucharest Borne and Moscow but said the outcome appeared to de pend on future developments in an international diplomatic poker Both official and reliable pri vate sources at Berlin energetical ly denied reports that Russia had given any pledge or any formal assurance to Germany that the frontiers Rumania would be re spected Russian sources also de nied the same reports At present responsible sources said Germany obviously would welcome a Russian guarantee of the frontiers of Rumania in order to assure future supplies from Ru mania for the icich bui despite considerable wishful thinking in Berlin there is still a question HS to how far Moscow will go in an agreement with Bucharest Reaches Goal of 104 Years Then Succumbs BOYNE CITY Mich Simon Sleet a familiar character in Boyne City often told friends that he expected to live to be 104 years old Even when he had a serious operation when 101 he said he would live three more years Sleet WHS years old Fri day He died Friday morning Get ready for EASTER To know what the new fashions arc like and what stoics arc featuring them read the arts in the GlobeGazette By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finnish forces Friday began their retreat over battlechurned snows toward the new shrunken borders imposed on their nation by soviet Russia Day by day the trek to the rear is to be carried out unlil the ces sions to Russia arc completed by April 10 V Ahead of the troops moved some 100000 civilians seeking newhomes within the republic rather than remain on soil which has become Russian What Russia will do with her new territory is expected to be decided by the supreme soviet or parliament which will meet March 29 Moscow sources be lieved an autonomous republic would be created out of the Fin nish cessions Outside Finland and Russia the peace that ended the northern war produced a wave of stocktaking anri argument Norwegian Foreign Minister Koht asserted no official request for passage of allied troops through Scandinavia to aid Fin land was received until last Tues peace in the north was announced He said Norway and Sweden turned clown the request because they fciircd they woulci be drawn into war if Germany tried to in tercept the troops and because it came too late The London Daily Mail said Prime Minister Chamberlain on Tuesday would disclose in par liament that secret assurances of allied support were to Nor w a y and Sweden two months ajo if in aiding Finland they found themselves in con flict with Russia orGermany Safety Bumps NAT1CK Mass town of has appropriated to make one of its streets bumpy buch roartwork proponents claim ed woulci force automobiles to proceed at n slow rate of speed thus insuring the safety of chil dren in the neighborhood The ap propriation was passed at Thurs day nights town meeting only after long and heated debate dur ing which opponents raised the le gal question of liability for dam oge to automobiles hitting the ar tificial bumps TRUCK DRIVEN IN FRONT OF TRAIN 27 Killed 15 Injured m Crossing Accident Near Me Allen Tex McALLEN Tex wit nesses of Texas worst crossing crash said Jose Ramon drove a truck carrying 42 Mexican labor ers directly in front a Missouri Pacific train Twentyseven were killed nnd 15 injured four so se verely they may die The crash occurred at Alamo six mile east of here Thursday E L Simmons and G W Cook testified at an inquest that Ramon driving the men to work slowed to 20 miles an hour made a turn in the highway and drove in front of the train Justice U L Savage returned a verdict of accidental death after a daylong investigation Al Wilson engineer testified he did not see the truck but jerked the emergency brake as the lo comotive struck what sounded like a lot of empty oil drums He said the train was traveling 35 miles an hour LETUP SEEN IN CHILLY WAVE Mercury Dips to 1 Above in Mason City Climb Is Predicted DES MOINES letup in the chilly below normal temper atures is in sight for Iowa over the coming weekend The weather bureau Kridav said mercury readings would move up to midMarch averages by Satur day after Fridays J3degrecsbe low normal figures Mild temper atures were forecast for Sunday Thursdays high 10 above at Omaha while Thursday nights low was 1 above at Mason City It was 5 ibovc yt Charles City and Iowa Falls H was partly cloudy over eastern Iowa Friday morning and cloudy over the west half of the state Retired Minister 98 Gets License to Wed BALTIMORE IP Frederick Charles Jennings 98 a retired clergyman and author of Plain field N J planned his third mar riage Monday when a license was issued for him to wed Mrs George Tyler 70 of SevenMileFord Va DIES FROM INJURIES DES MOINES re sulting when she was hit by a streetcar resulted in the death ot Mrs Olina Johnson 57 house keeper here The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and warmer Friday niifht and Sat urday Sunday fair with mild temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair and warmer Friday mshl and Saturday Sunday fair with mild temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday Z9 Minimum Thursday night 1 At 8 a m Friday 9 The mercury dipped to a degree above zero in a still night Thurs day This was the coldest tempera ture since Feb 23 when 22 was registered YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Prccip Tl Snowfall SAYS SENATOR URGED PEOPLE TO BREAK LAW Asserts Income Queries Needed for Data on Mass Buying Jobless WASHINGTON Roosevelt through his secretary Friday attacked Senator Charles W Tobey RNH as the first U S senator ever openly to advise the American people to violate the luw Secretary Stephen T Early in conveying Mr Roosevelts views did not mention Toboy by name V Bill the criticism of an anony mous senator who advised citi zens not o answer census ques tions was plainly directed at Tobcy who has led the senate iifiht to eliminate from the cen sus questions on personal in come Tobey in reply sent a telegram to Mr Roosevelt in which he said If it is your position that an unauthorized ruling ot a depart mental bureau constituted a law of the United States then it is im portant that the people recall that such were the tactics used by Hit ler in gaining powers never sanc tioned by the people Tobey who had advised citi zens to go to jail rather than answer personal income Ques tions also told the president it is time to call a halt to attempts ot departments to arrogate to themselves the unction of a leg islative body especially in mat ters which threaten the people of this free country with im prisonment for not bowinc to the will of a bureau Mr Roosevelt previously had denounced the census controversy as an obviously political move The presidents attack followed action by Secretary oC Commerce Harry L Hopkins to insure that the census income information would be kept confidential Hop kins announced that citizens would be allowed to place their income figure on an unsigned blank for mailing in a scaled en velope direct to the census bureau V Early acted as Mr Roosevelts spokesman Friday when the presi dent cancelled his press confer encc because of a cold Had the president been iblc to meet the press Early said he would have said For the first time in his knowledge a U S senator has op enly advised the American people to violate the law and holds him self out as the one person who will not answer the two income questions when he knows full that an answer would be un necessary since the enumerator would knoiv that lie corns more than 85000 and that the only answer necessary would be that he citrus SSOUO plus1 a year These iuestiins indorsed nmi requested by a wide range f citizens and organizations would develop the same basic statistics about 1 o w income Krouns as now is available about higher income jrroups through Hie treasury is a wide need for these statistics to develop information on mass buying power and unem ployment iCarly said that there is no com mon denominator of information on the income conditions ot mil lions of parttime workers and unemployed persons whose sal aries fall in the lower brackets and that the census questionnaire offered the only means of ascer taining this vital information SENATOR CHARLES Vf TOBEY violation ;