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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON en H 1ST MEM 4 ART of IOWA COMP I VOL XLVI THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WU1ES FIVS CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 21 1940 MASON CITY THI ffOT TBM PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION Olit NO 142 REYNAUD FORMS NEW GOVERNMENT FUNDSFORNLRB FACE TRIMMING FOR NEXT YEAR House Appropriations Committee Says Group Overstaffed Confused WASHINGTON ing that the labor relations board was overstaffed and that a con fused administrative problem ex isted in the wagehour administra tion the house appropriations committee asked congress Thurs day to trim next years lunds for those agencies The committee proposed an ap propriation oE under President Roosevelts budgel the labor board and or less than budget the wage hour administration The recommendations were in corporated in a bill for needs of the labor department the federal security agency and four other related agencies during the fiscal year beginning July 1 The total was below the presidents recommendations and less than the amount which was available for the current fiscal year Most of the reduction below the budget was accounted for by a cut in a 5245000 OOD item for grants to states for oldage assistance The committee proposed that thelabor board save an riually by eliminating the econom ics research division headed by David Saposs Counsel for the spe cial house committee investigating the board presented evidence re cently designed to show that Saposs held radical views The committee is of the opin ion that the national labor rela tions board is overstaffed the ap propriations group said in its re port to the house On the basis of the record of a continuing reduc tion in the number cases re ceived and the firm belief that bolh the field service and the de partmental service of the board have entirely too many employes for the work load the reduction has been made The committee suggested a re duction of in salaries of the boards trial examiners It reported that until congress amended the wagehour law to clarify certain ambiguities and the administrator could simplify procedure it would be improvi dent for congress to approve in full the enlarged administrative setup the budget bureau proposed SNOW USHERS IN 1940 SPRING Blanket of White Is Seen Over Most of State in Morning DES MOINES ar rived in Iowa under ones A snow blanket lay over most of the state Thursday morning ranging upward to 31 inches at Des Moines Big white flakes the size of a quarter pelted down on the city during most of the night The soft snow quickly turned to slush and melted on the streets almost as rapidly as it fell Des Moines Wide Open Is Claimed DES MOINES sale of liquor by the drink a civil service commission report made public Thursday charged that Des Moines is substantially wide open and that the city council largely is responsible for this The commission indicated at the same time it may have ad ditional reports other any Ram bling or liquor payoff racket that may exist The report was in compliance with a formal request of the city council last Dec 11 that the com mission make a full and complete investigation of the law enforcing agencies of the city The councils resolution asking for the report grew out of the case of the three Garden Grove men forgotten for 33 hours in the city jail last November The charges tossed fresh fuel into the city general election campaign now drawing to a close Des Moines voters next Monday will elect a city council for the ensuing two years Three of the five members of the city council including Mayoi Mark Conkling are up for reelec tion Since June G 1938 the city council his not revoked a single beer permit the report stated in part Questioned about this the councilmcn have offered explana tions of their failure to act It would serve no useful pur pose to set out in detail these ex planations Suffice it to say that it appears that none of the ex planations justified a complete ignoring by the council of the liquor problem since June of 1338 The the bigges club over the taven operators Thi club has not been wielded In till connection it should be pointed out that it was only natural tha the councils ignoring of the raid ing reports tended to diminish thi spirit and effectiveness of tin raiding squads The commission said the invcs tigntions real purpose was to de tcrminc whether charges shouli be filed against any civil scrvici employes for failure to per torn their duties The commission finds the raiding squads at work the re port stated The only criticism is that they are not obtaining evidence which ordinarily will stand up in court This is a technical problem and the com mission is unable to state what the raiding officers have done that they did not do From June 1 193B through las Oct 23 approximately 72 liquo raids were reported by the chie of police to the city council th report said adding Each of these raids was upon place holding a beer permit Th raids were successful in the sens that definite evidence illegal possession sale to minors sale of beer on Sunday etc wa presented to the council 3 3 Concerning the state liquor lau the report said in part There is a prevalent belief tna the state law forbidding sale b the drink was foisted upon an un willing DCS Moines by a stat legislature controlled by agricul turai and small town votes An there are other voiced objection to the HE GOT THE PICTURE SUISUN Cal if Thoma Dardis 23 focused his camera o ii j to ii ii njli uiiiviis iuvuvti 1115 tiinuiu O The fall stopped early Thursi the approaching streamliner Cit ay however and skies Thursday of San Francisco as it roare morning were cloudy with temper atures averaging four degrees be low normal The weather bureau predicted more light snow and colder toward Suisin station He got the the cost o his life The train struck him ings Thursday night i sj The mercury dropped to a low J i Wednesday night of 24 degrees at Charles City and Iowa Falls the bureau said and may be as much as 10 to 14 degrees colder than that in northern Iowa Thursday night Wednesdays maximum was 52 degrees at Mount Ayr For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS FORECAST IOWA Alostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday occasion al light snow colder Thursday night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional light snow south and west Thursday night and Fri day continued cold IN MASON CITY Two inches of snow was n ported in Mason City for the pa 24 hours as spring was ushered with a blanket of white GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 32 Minimum in Xishl o At 8 a m Thursday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum is Minimum 37 Spring Fever a State of Mind Say Medicos P H I L A D E L PH1A Grandmother probably will never believe it but take the word of was all wrong when she gave gener ous doses of sulphur and mo lasses as a cure for spring fever There isnt any such thing That listless feeling you get this time of year three medi cal authorities agreed Thurs day isnt something that you can prescribe medicine for or put down in a textbook or analyze under cause and ef fest It is Its all a state of mind says Dr Hobart A Reimann professor of medi cine at Jefferson medical col lege if When the weather gets warm people begin to think of going fishing and going on vacations But they cant be cause they have to keep working So they become restless Thats all spring fe ver is Dr Meyer S o 1 i sC o li e n chairman of the county medi cal societys public relations committee explains it this way The feeling you describe as spring fever is probably due to the fact that the body has become accustomed to cold weather all winter and too suddenly is tailed upon to make adjustments to w a r m weather Probably the nerves controlling the blood vessels dont make the adjustment without upsetting you a bit Dr John C Scott professor of physiology at Hahncmann Medical college thinks the change in blood volume may have something to do with the case You need more blood in 4 warm weather to carry heat from the interior of the body out to the skin he said It takes about five days for the body to manufacture the ad ditional blood Hence in the first few warm the extra blood has been pro like an auto mobile that doesnt have enough water in the radiator That may partly explain what you call spring fever VTacNider Hits Peace Plans of Roosevelt LINCOLN Nebr VlacNider Mason City Iowa for national American Legion charged here Thurs day President Roosevelt was using he war issue as an avenue to make permanent the temporary lowers of dictatorship which he las already obtained with his con stant cries of emergency In an interview upon his arrival or a series of public appearances VlacNider mentioned as a dark lorse republican presidential candidate asserted I am not accusing any man least of all the president of the United States of tryinsr to take us to war But I do say this that this administration like the Wil son administration of which it is the heir apparently has illusions about its ability to cure the pains of a troubled world Mr Roosevelt apparently feels that we must be in on the peace I say if we want peace we had better mind our own business Referring to his possible candi dacy for president MacNider saic there has been some agitation in my part of the world and some organized work on the part of my friends but thats not the reason Im here I dont caro who is the republican standard bearer just hes n good one Inferno Shoots Smoke Into New Jersey Skies Former Fort Dodger Freed After Being Detained in Alaska VANCOUVER Hawloy Fairbanks flyer was at liberty Thursday after being detained temporarily at Dawion Yukon territory for alleged failure to obtain a permit for crossing the AlaskaYukon border Civil aviation authorities here said Hawley had been telegraphed a permit for the flight He is a former Fort Dodge Iowa resi dent MofherroBe Hopes for Quints MRS KATHERINE CALLAHAN This striking aerial view was made as fire lurneil the chemical plant of the White Tar company of Kearney N J into a roaring furnace and sent dense columns of smoke into the sky Firemen can be seen pouring water into the ruins Barrels of chemicals some of which exploded are visible piled up on the ground Sixty employes several of whom were forced to jump fled to safety DROPS BOOTS FOR FUEHRER RedHaired Gunner of Britain Tells of Island of Sylt Raid SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND Thursday 22 year old redhaired air gunner Thursday told how he dropped a pair of boots marked for Adolf your fuehrer on the island of Sylt as Royal Air Force bombers attacked the German air base The note attached to the boots added He will wear them out set ting away from us William Bell who said he lias an uncle in Chicago told about the boots He said he got frozen up and was unable to make a log during the flight Bell was one of 10 Royal Air Force crew members who returned unharmed Wednesday to their base after the raid on Sylt in which they bombed a German land objective for the first time AirGunner Christopher Stan ley 22 who said he had an uncle named Kahn living in Magnolia Heights Camden N J said We went up to get revenge for the Scapa Flow and fishing smacks attacks It was darned exhilarating But John Lewis 21 pilot offi cer from Toronto Canada said he was on the flight for another mis to avenge the death of his pal John Musgrave who came with him from Canada and was killed in a dogfight over the North sea W We were the first plane over Sylt Lewis said We flew about 15 minutes at about 4000 feet to make sure of our bearings Search lights flicked past us but they never pinned us We dropped four 500pound hnmbs and it was notuntil then that antiaircraft batteries bc Kan firing but the nearest the shells came was 200 yards away We were delighted to get the chance to avenge the deaths of the poor fishermen and seamen who have been bombed and ma chinegunned without being able to repay I hope I get another chance to bomb Sylt It is greater fun than dropping leaflets which is a bore Says Husband Wouldnt Let Her Go to Church NEW PHILADELPHIA Ohio Anna Mary Swongciof ncrrby Newcomerstown charged in a divorce petition that her hus band refused to permit her to at tend church because he feared she would admire other womens clothes and want new clothing herself Get ready for EASTER To know what the new fashions are like and what stores are featuring them read the ads in the GlobeGazette LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES FARLEY Postmaster General Announces Candidacy PAGE 2 Wright County Cow Test Group Organized PAGE 26 AllState Teams Set for Iowa Daily List PAGE 15 REDNAZI EDITION BERLIN newspaper BoersenZeitung devoted a 32 page edition Thursday entirely to GermanRussian economic rela tions There were six articles in the Russian language and numer ous advertisements were written in Russian VOTE ON FARM MEASURE NEAR LaFollette Urges Expansion of Food Stamp Setup in U S WASHINGTON sen ate moving toward a vote on the billiondollar farm bill Thursday heard Senator La Follette Prog Wis urge expansion of its pro vision lor the governments food stamp system The westerner asked that funds for disposal of surplus commodities be increased from the 585000000 recommended by the senate appropriations com mittee to 5113000000 The fouci stamp plan was oper ating in about 100 cities La Toi lette said and the larger fund would make possible the addition of 60 cities of the same average size La Foilelte declared the surplus removal activity was one new deal program that has worked and won unanimous support He argued that Ihe food stamp plan was the most effective device yet worked out to deal with the problem of undercon sumption of food products by a substantial proportion of the population Senator OMuhoncy told the chamber that unemploy ment and farm tenancy were fac tors which might develop a pea sant class in this country Quintuplets Expected by Woman in Miami MIAMI Fla by an agreement that provides funds and medical care Mrs Katherine Callahan who hopes to become a mother of quin rested Thursday in a hospital puite far more luxuri ous than her oneroom S250 a week apartment But she was not a willing pa tient Her physician Dr Arthur W Wood who earlier confirmed that xray photographs appar cntly showed five distinct heads of unborn babies had to per suade the mother that a period of rest was necessary Im not sick she asserted and demanded to be permitted to join her husband Emory 30 year old furniture factory woodworker who earns SI5 weekly Thursday the Miami Herald whose owner John S Knight placed the Callahans under con tract for exclusive publication rights of photogiaphs and news planned to lease a new home for them where nursing and medi cal attention would be avail able The Heralds agreement pro vided the prospective mother with an undisclosed sum of money the services of Dr Wood and specialists if the physician dcsirts to call them and all hospital expenses in eluding nurses as well as in come from news and pictures Normally the babies would be born May 20 Medical men pointed out however that mul tiple births usually arc pre mature The mother a small brownhaired blueeyed wom an has gained 20 pounds in re cent months She weighs 128 now but her condition was de clared to be excellent by Dr Wood Discussing the proposal to ex pand the governments food stamp commodity distribution sys tem OMnhoncy said that what was needed most was real jobs at real wages so there will be a real market for the products of the farmer While the senate worked on the farm bill the house received a recommendation from its ap propriations committee that the amounts budgeted by President Roosevelt for the labor relations board and the wagehour admin istration next year be reduced The house committee made this I recommendation in approving an appropriation ot 511798942 less than the presi dents the labor de partment the federal security i agency and tour i elated agencies I during the fiscal year beginning July 1 I DALADIER WILL REMAIN AS NEW DEFENSE CHIEF First Meeting for French Cabinet to Be Held on Friday PARIS tfP Energetic Paul Reynaud Thursday formally took the helm of the French govern ment as premier and foreign min ister in a broadened win the war coalition cabinet drawn from the socialists on the left to groups of the right Edouard Daladier whom Rey naud succeeds as premier stayed in the new ministry is minister of national defense Reynauds former portfolio in the finance ministry went to Lucieri Lam oureux Reynaud also set up a war com mittee composed of himself Chautemps Daladier Colonial Minister Georges Mandel and Fi nance Minister Lamoureux A separate economic council also was established similar to Britains ministerial economic warfare group Members include Lamoureux and all ministers whose duties are concerned with national economy Tteynaud called his first cabinet meeting for Friday morning to be followed by a council of ministers the cabinet meeting with Presi dent Albert Lebrun These sessions will be followed by governmental declarations before the two cham bers of parliament The new government failed to present the national union char acter at ftnt expected becMse of the refusal of the two rightist groups to support it the repub lican federation led by Louis Marin and republican alliance headed by ExPremier Pierre Eticnne Flandin The cabinet therefore depended strongly on Daladiers radicalso cialists who furnished seven members and the socialists larg est group in the chamber of dep uties represented by three min isters Louis Mavins rightist republican federation issued a communique shortly before official constitution of the cabinet was announced saying it had declined to partici pate in a government which docs not correspond to a true war cabi net This precluded a real national union government The five members of the inner war cabinet were announced as Reynaud premier and minister of foreign affairs Edouard Daladier resigned pre mier minister of national defense Camille Chautemps vice pre mier Cesar Campmchi navy Senator Laurent Eynac air Haoul Dautry armament The new cabinet Paul Kcynaud premier and for eign minister Camille Chautemps vice pre mier Edouard Dalzdicr national de fense Cesar Campinchi navy Laurent Eynac air Kaoul Dautry armament Henri Key interior Louis Rollin commerce Albert Serol justice Lucicn Lamoureux finance Georges Slandel colonies Albert Sarraut public instruc tion Henri Qucquillc provisions Paul Thcllicr agriculture Gcorccs Bonnet blockade Anatole dc Monzie public works Charles Pomarct labor Tules Julie 11 communications Louis Frossard information Alfonso Rio merchant marine Marcel Heraud public health Albert Riviere pensions SCALPED SYRACUSE N Y Scalped by her washing ma chine wringer Mrs George J Boysen 27 began a long hos pitalization Thursday Her hair caught in the rollers Wednesday and before she could get free more than two thirds of the hair and skin had been pulled from the top of her head Physicians said it would require months to graft new skin Three years ago her son Ronald suffered a serious arm injury when his hand got caught in the same wringer ;