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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H At i rv f H i s i i if r f IOWA 0 t Pi r Mi I NES VOL XLVI THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FlttA LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION one MASON CITY THI tror REYNAUD TO FORM FRENCH CABINET Trouble in Getting Good Maps By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON capi tal in wartime A friend of fellow toil er in the publishing ed some largescale maps of France He went to the library of congress and found almost what he needed but being a Jeaveno stoneunturned fellow he decided to storm the French embassy He got a forma introduction to one of the reigning secretaries He explained what he wanted what lie had The secretary graciously requested that the young man present himself to the office of the military attache that he bring what maps he had with him The young man did so He was received with great courtesy and friendliness He was shown about introduced bowed to chatted with Each mention of the maps brought a friendly smile a nod and the word Presently Pres ently finally came and he ex plained to another official what he wanted The official asked to see the maps he had brought with him Now in The official cluckclucked in amazement Apparently he could not believe his eyes Apparently he felt that his country had been very lax to place with the library of congress to detailed a map of France My friend explained why he wanted additional maps why he must obtain if possible maps that were not in color About this time the officials face lighted up He ahd He pointed almost triumphantly Taut goodnaturedly to a small Ascription in the corner of the TtiQps Reproduction is not per mitted Patiently the toiler ex plained that he did not wish to reproduce them He only needed these and others to guide him in preparing his own Sent to Envoy The official went away He was gone a long time When he came back he was beaming By writ ing to this address in Paris the young man probably could get just what he series of most complete maps of France published in 1875 My friend almost fainted He did not want 1875 maps Perhaps the French embassy had their wars confused That was the FrancoPrussian war He wanted 1940 maps The official was so sorry The embassy would be so glad to help But he did not see how it could possibly do more At Shis point in the stalemate a secretary ap peared and informed my friend that his excellency the ambassa dor would receive him now Gracious No The fellow stuttered and stam mered He did not wish to see he ambassador He had nothing to discuss with the ambassador Bui the genuine friendliness and kind ness had him stymied He could not say so Count de SaintQiientin thc ambassador is a pleasant man He is a man of wide experience and great knowledge He in the World war The long chat that followed even touched on the sub ject oE maps The ambassador was interested in maps Maps were fascinating At last my friend came away with the counts warm farewell pleasantly ringing in his ears It was the French equivalent of glad to help you anytime Come back again soon Probably the days report car ried back to Paris this informa tion A young journalist came lo the embassy today requesting some maps We are convinced he was not a spy But dont fool yourself Ihe next fellow that comes along may be And our chapeau is off to the French Theres not an embassy in Washington that can say no so graciously Jubilee to Mark Tuberculosis Death Rate Cut m it At ai it it CONVENTION TO BE HELD HERE MARCH 28 29 Decrease of TwoThirds in Toll in Iowa Made in 25 Years of Work A decrease of nearly twothirds in Iowas tuberculosis death rate in 25 years will be celebrated by the Iowa Tuberculosis association when it gathers for the silver ju bilee convention in Mason City March 28 and 29 Members of t h e Cerro Gorrio county association hosts to the convention are making extensive preparations for the two day meeting which will bring speak ers of national and international recognition in the tuberculosis field to celebrate the event The death rate stood at 514 for cacti 100000 population in 1915 when a few doctors nurses and laymen gathered to or ganize he slate association By 1939 this rate had fallen to than 500 showing according to association officers that the 830 lives were saved from the dis ease last year alone The speakers who will address sessions for professional and lay workers are headed by Dr Ken dall Emerson New York manag ing director the National Tu berculosis association Dr J Ar thur Myers Minneapolis Minn a Britain Takes Offensive in Diplomatic Military Fronts For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Dr Kendall Emerson manag ing director of the National Tu berculosis association since 1928 known throughout the world for his work in the field of public health will five the main ad dress at the silver jubilee ban quet Thursday evening March 28 He has held a number of im portant positions in health or ganizations He was executive secretary of the American Pub lic Health association from 1931 to 1935 Dr J Arthur Myers asso ciate professor of medicine University of Minnesota medical school who will address lay and professional sessions of tubercu losis convention on Thursday March 28 the opening day Dr Myers who has been in Mason City on previous occasions is known throughout the United Slates as an authority and lec turer on tuberculosis He is the author uf a number of publica tions on tuberculosis Theodore J Werle Lansing Mich executive secretary ot Ihc Michigan Tuberculosis as sociation who will speak at in stitutes for both lay and profes sional workers on March 28 is a special lecturer in the school of public health summer session University of Michigan Due lo his efforts over a 24 year period Michigans program for iiospi talization of the tubcrculars in Michigan is one of the best in the country former president of the national association Dr A M Olsen Rochester jYHnri T J Werle ivimn r J Werle T 110 p m LansitieMich executive secre p m Mason City library tavy of the Michigan Tuberculosis s er p riv Hotel Hanford association and Donald E Pratt Jufallee p m main dining room association and Donald E Pratt St Louis executive secretary of the Missouri association Approximately 300 physicians nurses and lay health workers are expected to participate in various phases of the twoday meeting all sessions of which will be held Story of Conquest Turn to pages 4 5 6 7 and 9 for more news tncl pictures on history of fight against tuberculosis and coming state convention at the Hotel Hanford Institutes will be held throughout the first day for both lay and professional workers with a joint luncheon at noon following which the annual business meeting of the association will be held with Warren Fer guson Ottumwa president pre siding Thursday evening March 28 the annual banquet will be held music for which will be pro vided by Ihc mason City hiith school a rapclla choir directed by Miss Ellen Smith The Uttle Theater will present a drama depicting the contributions of the educator doctor nurse and volunteer in the 25 year fight Dr E m c r s o ii will be the speaker One of the features of the Fri day March 29 sessions will be the breakfast for public health nurses where a oneact farce TwentyFive Years Hence will be presented Important medical sessions will be held throughout the morning Christmas seal members will hold their session also on Friday morning with Miss Marguerite Proffer field director for North Iowa opening the discussion A general session will be held in the afternoon with a special prob lems hour provided at the close of the program Besides being the silver jubilee this convention is significant in that it is the first time the asso ciation has met m Mason City The coming of the state conven tion is also a recognition of the fact that Cerro Gordo was the first county organized under the new association setup All sessions arc free and open to the public There is no regis tration fee Thieves Nearly Stop Show for Three Girls SALT LAKE CITY Thieves nearly stopped the show for three girls They stole their dancing passed up more expensive clothing in the dressing rooms Calendar of Sessions Iowa Tuberculosis Association Convention THURSDAY MARCH 28 Joint professional and lay institutes 945 a m Pine roo Institute for lay workers a mT pine roo Institute for professional workers a m rooms 2372it Joint luncheon annual business session p m main dining room Institute for lay workers Institute for professional workers Inspection trip through new Mason City library 2 p m Pine room 2 p m rooms 237238 p m FRIDAY MARCH 29 Breakfast for public health nurses a m private dininc room Medical sessiono30 a m rooms 237238 Christmas seal session Joint luncheon Medical session General sessions Special problems hour a m Pine room p m main dining room p m rooms 237238 p m Pine room 3 p m Pine room SKIES CLEAR AS SPRING BEGINS Nippy Temperatures Recorded However Ram or Snow Forecast DES MOJNES skies but nippy temperatures featured springs official entrance into Iowa Wednesday The weather bureau said partly cloudy conditions were reported Wednesday morning in the west ern part of the state but it was clear in the remainder ot Iowa The mercury touched H low of 20 degrees at Mason City Tues day night It was 20 at Iowa Falls Tiie bureau forecast rain or snow Thursday springs first full day No decided change in tem perature is expected Precipitation was general over the state Tuesday but was con fined mostly to light rain The heaviest amount reported was 14 of an inch at Dubuque Highest reading in the state Tuesday was 56 degrees at Mount Ayr the bureau said Spring began at p m Wednesday when the sun crossed the astronomical equator on its journey northward a phenomena known as the equinox The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy rain or snow Thursday possibly begin ning southcenlral and extreme west late Wednesday night no decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional light snow extreme west Wednesday night and Thursday and extreme south Thursday not nuilc so cold Wed csday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazete weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 35 Minimum Tuesday night 20 At 8 a m Wednesday 22 With characteristic March blus ter snow sleet and rain fell late Tuesday but Wednesday dawned clear YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum as 26 Federal Income Taxes Collected in Iowa Show Large Increase DES MOINES in come taxes collected in Iowa so far this year total approximately more than for the cor responding period a year ago H W Dale of the internal revenue department said Wednesday Through Tuesday federal income taxes paid by Iowa individuals and corporations on 1939 earnings totaled as compared with on the like date of J939 Dale said INVITE GOP MEETING tt An invitation has been extended to the Iowa republican slate central committee to hold the 1940 slate GOP judicial convention here Cedar Rapids and Burlington also are bidding for the meeting which in 1938 was held in DCS Moines LOOK INSIDE FOR URGE CHANGES IN LABOR BOARD Committeemen Favor 5 Member Group to Rule on Matters WASHINGTON house labor committee which has delayed action on proposed Wag ner labor board act revisions for a year aimed Wednesday toward immediate action on all pending amendments The committee recommended addition of two new members to the national labor relations board Tuesday and met again Wednes day to consider a socalled anti violence amendment It woulu prohibit the labor board from or dering reinstatement of any worlt cr proved to have engaged wil fully in violence or the destruc tion or seizure of properly Chairman Mary T Norton said her committee w u s going to get this tiling out of the way as fast as possible and that considera tion of all amendments might be completed next week The committee is considering amendments proposed by a ma jority of the special house com mittee investigating the labor board under the chairmanship of Representative Howard W Smith The labor committee a majority of which is considered favorable to the administration expect ed to oppose the antiviolence amendment Several members have expressed opposition to it privately along the lines that it was denounced by the new deal minority of the Smith committee it places the peaceful picket at the mercy of the labor spy provocateur and hired thug and is an invitation to employers to incite violence JAMES H R CROMWELL Isolationist Criticism Results in Controversy PAGE 2 North lowans Get Degrees at ISC PAGE 3 North iowa Squads in FirstRound Contests PAGE U DAHLHELDON CHECK CHARGE Biond Wife Goes to Police Headquarters But Doesnt Give Bail NEW YORK E Dahl will be arraigned in felony court Wednesday on charges of fleeing justice in California where he is wanted on a bad check His attorney indicated would fight extradition charge that he The 3D year old American aviator who fought for the Spanish loy alists and returned home Sunday after nearly three years in a Spanish prison w a s arrested Tuesday night on a California warrant and placed in jail Ho is charged in Los Angeles with pass ing about Si00 in bad checks in 1936 just before he left for Spain His blond wife Edith who ob tained his reprieve from the death sentence imposed by a nationalist army court martial by sending a note and a photograph of herself to Nationalist Gcnoralissimi franco went lo police headcaiir tcrs last night but didnt bil lin out Dahl was arrested tin his way lo n broadcasting stiirtii Jo describe his experiences SYLT ATTACKED AGAIN PHOTOS MADE OF HAVOC Between 30 and 50 Bombers Go in Waves Over German Base LONDON royal air force its appetite whetted by a booming seven hour continuous raid on thc German fortifications on Sylt island returned to the scene Wednesday with bomb jun and camera to work more havoc and prove it with pictures Air ministry sources said the main objective of the daylight llights over the 350 mile North sea expanse was to make photo graphs but reports from Tender Denmark said Sylt apparently was being bombarded all over again Thc public and press exhaust ed superlatives in praise of the biggest raid of the war carried out by u fleet authoritatively estimated at between 30 and 50 fast bombers only one of which according to thc British failed to return The big raid was staged just a few hours after Prime Minister Chamberlain had told the house Oicommons that we intend to fight and hinted that Britain was about to avenge the German raid Saturday upon the British North sea fleet anchorage at Scapa Flow Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood in tellirig the house of commons of the raid Wednesday stid that hangars and oil storage tanks were set alire and that many hils were made on the jelty light rail way and other parts of the big German base Poor visibility compared the bright moonlight and drifting clouds that aided the British Tues day night and early Wednesday prevented the Danish coastal ob Germons Report Only One House Is Hit by British BERLIN German high command announced Wednesday that only a house was hit in the British raid on Germanys Syll island base One British plane snid to have been shot down The communique folloxvs thc west no special events Tuesday about 8 p m Britisl planes attacked the Island of Sylt A number of planes continued thi attack until a m house was struck other wise thanks to the German de fenses no damage was done Mos of the bombs fell in the water One British warplane was sho down by antiaircraft artillery servers from estimating accurate ly the number of planes involvcc in the followup raid They said however that ap parently there were six groups of bombers with thc reverber ating explosions equal or nearly equal to those previously and German antiaircraft batteries keeping up a terrific defense The Danes said they themselves fivcd warning shots at one foreign plane which flew over Danish soil and that several bombs were dropped on the coast of Denmark on which they said one plane landed with spitting machineguns Thirty oi thc latest types of Wellington and Whitley bombers were believed to have engaged in he aids starting Tuesday night the British Press association vc porfcd although there was no of ficial word of the numbers Already on thc strength of glimpses caught by the crews of wheeling bombers in the rain bow glare of battle thc air min istry reported the gigantic raid had destroyed seaplane hangars a railway barracks and con crete ramps The thunderous crash of bombs earthshaking roars that signified destroyed arsenals and the leap ing red glare of binning hsngiirs adn shops save Britains reply to Saturdays German raid on Scapa Flow More Air Raids to Be Made Sharp Warning Is Given to Neutrals By UNITED PRESS Great Britain sought to wrest he diplomatic and military offcn ive from Germany Wednesday y the most severe aerial bom lardment of the war and by sharp iarnings to neutrals he United the allies ire in a lifeancldeath struggle Coincidentally with a political in France due to resignation of the Daladier government de elopments included in the house jt commons by First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill that he raid by perhaps 50 British lombers on the German aitbase it Sylt during the night was nerely the beginning of raids and ountervaids Two British planes ollowcd up the Sylt attack by lying over the island at 9 a m o photograph damage inflicted jy bombs and were reported to lave dropped several more explo sives statement by British War Secretary Oliver Stanley that foreshadowed a sterner British attitude toward neutrals and by inference reproached the United States by declaring that no nation can by timidity or selfishness remain indifferent to the war in Europe Britain can learn a very dan gerous lesson from neutral criti cism of the allied failure to over ride all objections nnd intervene in the war in Finland Stanley said Previously Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had warned that British warships and planes would enter Scandinavian waters to attack any German warships there resignation of the cabi net otPremier Edouird Daliidici in Paris in an effort to form a new ministry that would nice public and parliamentary demands for a more vigorous prosecution ot the war Daladier was head the new cabinet asked lo and wa conferring with political leaders to determine whether he could form a strong new government in Berlin 11 Adolf Hitler had appointed Fritz Todt who built the German west ern front defense line to bi reichsminister in charge of bring ing armaments production to tin highest possible peak All of these developments wiped out the last traces of what the British had chanted was a German peace offense coincid ing with the conclusion of the visit of Sitmiicr Welles Uniled States under secretary ot stale to Europe Although nazis contended the knciv of no peace efforts the re cent visit of German Foreigr Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbcntrop to Vatican city and th subsequent conference between Hitler and Italian Premier Bcniti Mussolini at Brenner Pass wen used as the background for re staling and clarifying the naz terms for peace DAL ADO QUITS AMID CRITICISM OF WAR POLICY Finance Minister Is Asked to Plan New Government by LeBrun PARIS Edouard Jaladier resigned Wednesday mid criticism ot Frances prose utiori of tlie war against Ger nany and President Albert Le run asked Finance Minister Paul Roynaud to form a war cabinet The president called in Hey jaud who has been notably suc essful at his finance post after Jaladiers radicalsocialist party mnounced the retiring premiers o attempt a new combina ion DaJadier declined in confor mity with parliamentary tradi tion it was announced That meant he interpreted as an ex pression of disapproval of his conduct of the war a minority vote of confidence which the chamber of deputies had given liim earlier in the day Although the vote was 239 to 1 his favor there were more than iOQ abscntcntions in the total jhambcr membership ot 551 Some 300 deputies thus showed their disapproval of Daladicrs virtually dictatorial rule His cril cs have demanded a more exten sive and vigorous execution of the war against Germany Heynaiid w h o parliamentary circles thought could speedily form the action government for which all the press has been clamoring entered the presiden tial palace at p m a m CST and still was conferring with Lebrun an hour later Roynaud as premier was ex pected to have the support of both rightists and leftists At 4 p m Wednesday ac cording to circles close to the Kirsce palace Daiadicr tele phoned President Lebrun that lie could not attempt lo form a new KO vc rn m en t Lebrun thereupon called in Reynatid who has been highly successful in his finance past Until 4 oclock Daladier had been conferring with members ot iiis radicalsocialist party and with former premier Herriot now president of the chamber of dep uties The Dnladier government was revised on Aug 22 1938 and again on Sept 13 1939 after war broke out in order to make it a national government In givingDaladier only 239 votes of confidence out of x membership of 551 the chamber follouinff the lead of the sen ate last week called for an ac celeration of the war against Germany Daladier handed the joint resig nation of his 22 inori government to President Lc Brun shortly af ter a vote of confidence from the chamber of deputies which be cause ot above 300 abstentions represented only active support from a minority IIUMBOLDT SHERIFF DIES HUMBOLDT Hansen 57 who served as Hum boldt county sheriff for 1C yea died here Tucsdny night Get ready for EASTER 3 Shopping Days Left To know what She new fashions arc like and what stores nre featuring them read the ads in Ihc GlobeGazette PAUL REYNAUD New Cabinet KTKHJARD DALADIEK Kc ;