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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa j en MEM S AR T NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I i COM THi NIWSPAKR THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWAHS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 23 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OKB NO 144 CROMWELL DENIES F R SAW SPEECH Argument on Pinning Diapers By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON a r 1 o r game Its called Pinning on the Diaper Interior Secretary Ickes doing a little extracurricular stint for the democratic party started the whole thing in a magazine blast at Tom Dewey He made some scathing reference to pin ning the young presidential as pirants diaper up behind Representative Hoffman R contemptuously pointed out on the floor of the house that Mr Ickes didnt know his diapers demonstacted pinning on inJant panties with one pin Opponents called Mr Hoffman oldfashioned The squabble spread Now the capital is divided into camps and is eager to demonstrate opposition fallacies on every occasion There are one pinners two pinners threepinners squareriggers and advocates of the flying triangle Hospital baby wards and nurs eries which should be final ar biters in such a matter refuse to enter the fracas Its a political fight they say and in political lights theres no room for science Traffic Is a Mess The capital ought to be setting an example for the United States but instead it offers a driving problem that would make break ing trail in the African bush seem like a joyride There are so many rules and regulations that not even tfie vet eran taxi drivers can remember them The regulations change throughout the day At 4 oclock you get fined for making a Uturn where it was ok at 3 Westbound streets become eastbound at the turn of the clock Many corners have so many signs it takes 15 minutes to read them Being a capital traffic cop must be one of the most discouraging all the rules arid regulations bu1 because every time you hand out a ticket you stick out your neck Nearly everyone in Washington has pull or he wouldnt be here In the last two weeks 125 traffic tickets were fixed Add to that all the violations the police didnt give tickets for because they knew it would be useless Examples 1 Man parking in drive way turned out to be a foreign embassy official Ticket torn up Heason diplomatic immunity 2 Representative DashDaslt requested ticket handed young woman be changed to warning Granted 3 Man parked in restricted zone turned out to be official collecting Finnish relief funds Ticket changed to warning Reason its a worthy cause Thats a rough idea Traffic police badges here should bear the mcito All is futility Invi tations to tourists should read See your on foot Peanut Business Goobertorial Its time lor us to revise our opinion of the peanut Thumbing through a batch of recent federal tax refunds at the treasury department I came across the notation that the Columbian Peanut company Norfolk Va re ceived a refund for the fiscal year ending Sept 30 1936 amounting to Considering that thats just the refund it looks as iE the pcanu business isnt exactly what youc call a peanut business Hard Luck Strikes Family in Iowa for Second Time in Month WEBB Iowa luck has hit the John Weber farm fam ily for the second time in a month Late last month members of the family had to jump off a porch roof to save themselves as fire destroyed their house and al fur nishings Friday Weber 55 was thrown under a manure spreader on which he was working when the team hitched to the machine sud denly moved forward His lav was broken and he suffered possible skull fracture For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS GANNETT GIVES PROGRAMSAYS HE WOULD WIN Asserts in Interview He Believes Roosevelt Will Seek 3rd Term ST PAUL Minn I Gannett candidate for the re lublican presidential nomination Jaturday outlined a program which he said would restore pros perity within six months Gannett spoke at a rally spon jored by the Ramsey county re publicans He said that if he should be lominated he would be elected If is were president he said he would 1 First put into government sane business management and sound business principles used in management of any successful business and take political mud dlers out of business fire the present labor board at once re write or repeal the Wagner act and appoint a secretary of labor who will not be in sympathy with communistic ideas or sit down itrikes 2 Restore to the farmer his normal income by raising the price level without restricting produc tion 3 Set up a monetary authority under mandate of congress and give it the task of providing an honest dollar 4 Encourage the sharing of profits with employes in one way or another 5 Provide for those on relief a higher standard of living with out additional cost by cutting out politics waste and corruption 6 Use all the influence and power of the presidency to assure the public that this country will not involved inthis or any other foreign war 7 Cut out the great waste in our defense programs by cooi dinating the various departments and base our plans for the army and navy solely on a defense ba sis not on the expectation of wag ing a foreign war Gannett urged halting of the extension of federal control re moval of the vast extraordinary emergency powers vested in the president promote better inter national relations adoption of u constitutional amendment limiting the presidential term to eight years Earlier upon his arrival here from Rochester N Y Gannett said he expected President Roose velt to seek a third term and pre dicted that he wont be easy to beat mdsttoupt Plane Near Completion WASHINGTON h e worlds biggest plane a bomber jelieved capable of flying across the Atlantic and back without stopping is expected to take its Dlace this summer in the armys lir armada It is a 70 ton war plane which dwarfs the newest 42 ton transPacific Clipper and is ialf again as large as the Ger manbuilt DOX which carried 112 passengers Two years under construction in he strictest secrecy the new sky monster is now so near completion hat the army revealed a few guarded facts about it The first test flights are scheduled for this summer on the Pacific coast where the ship is being finished Designated the B19 the bomb er probably will have no sister ships officers said indicating it would operate as a lone eagle Experience gained in its con struction however may be valu able in building less massive bombers Solution of technical difficulties was a major reason for building the B19 officers ex plained The plane will have a wing spread of more than 210 feet four engines a speed of move than 200 miles an hour and a cruising range of more than 6000 miles It is expected to carry a useful load of 28 tons including bombs and fuel Hints that a superplane was being constructed leaked out re cently when the FBI revealed that some of the blueprints for it had been stolen last year Agents recovered them however Savings and Loan Associations Show Increase in State WASHINGTON iP Savings placed in Iowas insured Savings and Loan associations in January and February totaled 51647286 and increased the aggregate to a new high of the Federal Savings and Loan Insur ance corporation reported Satur day The associations last month made 222 home loans amounting to 5402094 as against 169 loans totaling in the February Assets of tile associations total 313439000 Has 102nd Birthday Hopes It Will Be Last PITTSBURGH P This Mrs Marie WepplemanK 102nd birthday and she hopes it will be her last I have lived too long she de clared All my friends are gone and I feel alone Mrs Weppleman still is in good health although she has been con fined to a chair the past 30 years Her sight and hearing are i paired BYRD IS ON WAY Two Winter Bases Are Established in Antarctic Region WASHINGTON Rear Ad miral Richard E Byrd leader of the governments Antarctic expe dition is on his way back to the United States after establishing two winter bases in the Antarctic Expedition headquarters re civcd word that Byrd was aboard the flagship Bear which sailed with the supply ship North Star from the east base south of Cape Horn His return was in accord with plans announced before the two vessels left for the Antarctic last fall The Bear and North Star are headed for Punta Arenas Chile From there they are scheduled to go to Valparaiso arriving aoout April 1 The Bear is to sail for an Atlantic coast port through the Panama canal while the North Star proceeds to Seattle to pre pare for its customary summer tri pto Alaska for the interior de partment Whether Admiral Byrd returoo to the Antactic next fall will be decided after his arrival home of ficials indicated Driver of Convoy Says Brakes Failing Is Killed in Crash BUTLER Pa ing an automobile convoy from Detroit to Oil City Pa 29 year old Frank Snodgrass of East But ler stopped at a service station and told an attendant his brakes were not working properly and ii you hear of an accident youl know it was me Shortly afterwards the convoy plunged over a SOfoot embank ment 30 miles north of here and caught fire Snodgrass burned to death Three of the four new autos he was transporting were damaged badly The tractor property of the S J Boutelle Driveaway company Detroit was reduced to junk INDICATIONS OF MOLOTOV TRIP ARE OBSERVED Cautious Replies Seem to Point to Possible Historic Conference By LOUIS P LOCHNEK BERLIN were indi cations in Berlin Saturday that he German foreign office and the iussian embassy are preparing for visit by Soviet Russian Premier oreign Commissar Molotov Although Good Friday was a egal holiday the personal staff of Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop worked feverishly and it was com non gossip in political circles that they are arranging details for re ception of the Russian premier At the Russian embassy cau tious replies lo the effect that Ihe exact date for events in the offingis not set yet seemed to confirm belief that next week might be another historic one in Europes history Authorized sources assured for eign correspondents however that hey could enjoy a quiet Easter This was taken to mean that Molo tov will not come to Berlin until next week at earliest It was understood that the Ger man Italian and Russian govern ments were taking their time for the effects of the French cabinet change and British arguments over the rival Scapa Flow and Sylt air raids to become fully evident before the next public step is taken in relations of the three states Meanwhile authorized sources classed rumors of any German ultimatum to Rumania of a visit by von Klhbentrop to tbe Bal of a planned refebstac MC slM andof by Melotov to Berlin as at tempts by the other side to make us reveal our plans or issue pro denials The sources declared We de cline however to be provoked Berlin sources usually excel lently informed said after the Brenner Pass meeting between Hitler and Mussolini that they had agreed upon an arrangement whereby Russia would join the RomeBerlin axis not as a bel ligerent ally of Germany but rather as a source of raw mate rials and supplies and with Italy as a partner in a three power force which would have a common policy regarding the Balkans eliminating British influence from southeast Europe 16 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday except becoming partly cloudy to cloudy west portion Sunday afternoon con tinued cold MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday except be coming partly cloudy to cloudy southwest and extreme west Sunday afternoon continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday 4 The moon was full Saturda and as almanac reckoning goes that means Sunday will be Easter But with a minimum of 2 registered the moon was abou the only characteristic about the weather that made a person be lieve it YEAH AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 37 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period March 25 to 30 1940 For the up per Mississippi valley Generally fair north occasional light rain or snow south portion temperature below normal early in week ant near normal middle and last o week Nazis Plan For Oil Shipments CANAL UNKING BUG AND PCT NEARLY COMPLETE OK STORED soon TO uplHatum Russian oil much needed by Germany is expected to flow in greater volume into the reich as soon as ice conditions m the Danube river permit The flow of oil which the admit they have S Unkers and Baku From Tuapse and Btam shippedln lanKers black line on this map for storage at Constanta thence by barges down th SAYS TORONTO ROALLY TALK ENTIRELY OWN White House Issues Statement Denying F R Saw Copy of Address NEW YORK H R roimvell declared Saturday that ie views he expressed in Toronto ecently were made entirely on iy own responsibility Cromwell in the first statement has made since a controversy veloped over his speech said Published reports that Presi nt Roosevelt saw an advance opy of my Toronto speech or had ny knowledge its contents be orehand are made out of whole oth Such stories are absolutely ntrue The views which I expressed the contrast betweenthe principles of totalitarian and democratic forms of government and their results were made en tirely on my own responsibility Since that address no one has t any time been given any reason Cold Wave Clings Closely to Iowa 2 Below Recorded Generally Fair But Continued Cold Is Forecast for Sunday DBS MOINES unsea sonable told wave clung tena ciously toIowa Saturdayand the weather bureau saw no relief in sight The forecast called for generally fair but continued cold weather over the weekend with tempera tures averaging 23 degrees below normal Saturday morning after touching a minimum of two de grees below zero at Mason City early Saturday The bureau said temperatures were below normal throughout the United States with the exception of Oklahoma northern Texas and the southern Rocky mountains Lowest reading in the country was 17 degrees below zero at Fargo N Dak Skies were clear in all but western Iowa Saturday morning but the sun still refused to warm things up The temperature here at a m was only 12 degrees Fridays highest reading was only 27 degrees at Keokuk Light snow continued to sift down over the state Friday the bureau reported with the heaviest amount 9 of an inch at Des Moines EASTER PARADE HOPES GET COLD SHOULDER WASHINGTON Easter parade hopes got the cold shoulder from the weatherman Saturday He served up a forecast of un seasonably cold weather for all the country except the deep south and far west The east and midwest may even have a white Easter for the weather maps indicate a threat of snow in those sections Saturday and Sunday On the basis of the forecasts the best bet is to bundle up in a warm winter overcoat after youve donned your spring finery Dozen Montana Deer to Go to Hollywood HELENA Mont dozen Montana deer are going to Holly wood to have their picture taken The state fish and game commis sion agreed to lend the deer to the studio provided they are not exposed to any strange diseases while appearing in the movies The Kalispell commercial club volunteered to round up a dozen photogenic animals Painful Ceremonies Enacted in New Mexico Dobe Villages By JOHN E BAKER Through the 40 days of Lent SANTA FE N Mex sins of the penitentes once more have been washed away in blood In the Spanishspeaking dobc villages of New Mexicos northern mountains many a brother lies Saturday racked by pain but hap py in the certainty of redemption For by custom centuries old the brothers of the blood of Christ Los Hermanos de Sangre de Chris reenacted the Saviors last agonies Through the 40 days of Lent reaching a climax on Good Friday they have atoned for their grcssions by flagellation thorny crowns and the ultimate reenact ment of the crucifixion The flagellant rituals of the third order of St Francis of old Spain which the penitentes fol low long since were disowned by the Catholic church But they per sist in a powerful lay brotherhood in the isolated areas of northern New Mexico and southern Colo rado Through most of the year the brothers devote themselves to helping the sick and the needy and to burying the dead During Lent their selfimmolation reaches its strange peak To escape the eyes the curi ous the final rites are mostly held at night Witnesses of the Koly Week ceremonies have described the processions of the flagellants each penitent wielding a heavy scourge of Spanish bayonet over one shoulder and then the other until the blood from his bare lacerated back soaks the thin cotton drawers that are his only garment Other brothers bind themselves tightly with horsehair rope lash cruellythorned cacti to their flesh and craw on cactus strewn paths to kiss the cross erected on some local Calvary Legend says that once nails were used and that many a Cristo did not survive his ordeal but church historians say there is no record a crucifixion death LOOK INSIDE FOR ALICE FAYK Does Not Look for Any New Romances PAGE 2 Music Contest to Be Conducted at Nashua PAGE 8 Overtime Scraps Star Item in Court Event PAGE fl IOWAN HURT IN FALL MORNING SUN o h n McDonald farmer near here was in a critical condition at a Bur lington hospital Saturday as E result of a fall from a hay mow He suffered a fractured skull two broken ribs and both arms were broken Everybody from the GlobeGazette family RUMANIA GETS CLODIUS LETTER Nazis Embark on New Program to Obtain More Economic Concessions BUCHAREST Rumania a new drive for economic concession from Rumania Saturday with a detailed program submitted to the government in the form of a let ter by Dr Karl Clodius Ger manys ace economic negotiator if W Germany had obtained from Rumania contracts for vitally needed Rumanian nil but had met allied opposition in getting the oil to Germany Perhaps 75 per cent of Ru manias oil production is from foreignowned wells Allied com panies have refused to cooperate in delivering oil to Germany Lon don even reported that Britain sought to charter an enormous quantity of Danube river boats presumably to keep Germany from chartering them Clodius it was said in officia circles delivered to the govern menl a letter in which there were four main points Germany should be ffivcn a more favorable rate of exchange as regards the Ger man mark and the Rumanian leu oil production should be increased the volume of Ger manRumanian trade should be increased transport facilities should be improved As regards volume of trade i was understood that Coldius es pecially emphasized the neccssitj for stimulating Rumanias agri cultural production ClodiuK it was said suggestei hat his letter be made the bnsi for the important GermanRu m a n i a n economic negotiation which have just been started There were reports abroad Ih Clodius letter was in the form of an ultimatum presumnbl cnnying n time limit for accept nnce Prof Constantin Giursecu minister of propaganda said tha this was untrue There had bee no ultimatum from Germany i any form he said either in rela tion to economic discussions or a also reported in relation to a re ported German desire that tw members of the nazifascist Ru manian iron guard be included i the cabinet In this connection after rele ing many iron gunrdists fron prison the government Frida cracked down on Virgil Madgearu minister finance and commerc and industry in former nation peasant party cabinets led t luliu Maniu Madgearu was put under hou arrest after having been quei tioned for nearly three hours I the Bucharest military court ai cuscd of activity against intern peace and harmony DIES FROM INJURIES DES MOINES sustained when he was struck b an automobile Tuesday resulte in the death of Erick Lindqiii 80 of Des Moines former co miner r authority to express any views or me Cromwell United States min ter to Canada distributed the tatement through his office Efforts to reach Cromwell for mplification were unavailing At his office it was said that he as away for the weekend H was emphasized also that lie vould have nothing to add to the tatement VHITE HOUSE STRESSES R DIDNT SEE SPEECH WASHINGTON The while louse issued the following state ment Saturday in denial of reports that Presidentgposevelthad read Jrior to its proally speech made in Toronto by James H R Cromwellthe United States minister to Canada The public is hereby warned his time through a formal white louse statement against believing certain types of socalled news stories carried by certain types socalled newspapers This particular occasion relates o articles stating or suggesting hat it was learned from an unim eachable authority that Minister Cromwells speech in Canada was by the president prior to ts delivery by Mr Cromwell The point that the readmit public should remember is not the obvious factthat the state ment was wholly untrue but that story was not received by any reporter or newspaper from any unimpeachable authority In other words the unimpeachable authority nas deliberately in vented This has been conclusively proved lo the satisfaction of the white house The motive in vontinuing this policy is obvious to the overwhelming majority of the reading public The address enthusiastically re ceived by Canadian officials but which met the stern rebuke of Secretary Hull was wholeheart edly in indorsement the allied aims in the World war FINLAND LISTS WAR LOSSES 525000 Are Homeless Heavy Financial Costs Suffered With Conflict HELSINKI Finland damage which Finland suffered in its 35 months war with Russia was estimated officially Saturday Somewhat more than 15000 men were killed in battle They left belwen 8000 and 10000 wid ows between 20000 and 30000 orphans There are 525000 homeless Russian aviators dropped 64 000 bombs and destroyed 122 brick and 1460 wooden houses They damaged 364 brick and 2 619 wooden ones Four churches were destroyed by fire and five damaged Fort ys i x hospitals were bombed of which eight were ruined and 12 severely damaged It war estimated that 50000 persons lost their homes due to bombings and that homes suf fered 2000000000 marks 000000 damage Finland ceded 40000 square miles of its country to Russia Vit puri alone was valued at 000000 marks ;