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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IST MEW tar OF IOWA COVP V 0 I S HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS fKD UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WOES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 25 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 145 TRY TO BLOCK NORSENAZI TRADE Sleuthing Pushed to Extremes By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON a committee of congress gets to sleuthing boy does it sleuth Thats how come a house ap propriations s u b c o m mittee the other day pored over newspaper accounts now apparently dead romance of Greta Garbo and Leopold Stokowski If this sort of thing goes on one of the requirements to a seat in congress will be an annual sub scription to all the Hollywood and New York gossip columns What the legislators expected learn from any published re ports about Garbo is a little be yond me Any movie fan this side of Honolulu could have told them in one twosyllable word Noth ing But read the accounts they did and heres how it happened Its just routine for any com mittee or subcommittee before making any recommendations on any matter to go into it as thor oughly as possible If personali ties are involved the background and character of those persons are put under as much of a micro scope as the legislators can find Thats good We the people de serve every ounce of that protec tion Somebody Said Whoa When the appropriations sub committee came to that phase of its appropriations concerning the National Youth administra tion they noticed an item re ported to be about 52300 for pre liminary auditions for the all American youth orchestra which Mr Stokowski plans to take on a goodwill tour of Latin America next July Bundled Up Children Engage in Annual Egg Rolling WASHINGTON dressed in leggings heavy coats and parkas Monday braved a wintry north wind and tempera tures 1eminiscent of Christmas to indulge in the annual eggrolling marathon on the broad south lawn of the white house There were only about 100 chil dren and their parents at the big iron gates when the grounds were opened at 9 a m The tempera ture then was 21 Although the sensible and dom inant costume for this bluerib bon event in Washington juvenile society had an Arcticmotif some children came in Easter bonnets They did not stay long At a m the first egg was tossed on the frozen ground and only the fact that it was boiled very hard saved it from disaster A little girl in a parka then start ed pushing it around with a stick That set the fashion and the pact The sun was shining brightly and as the weather moderated a bit the eggrollers increased in number Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt ap peared at the south lawn shortly TRADE TREATY BACKING URGED IN SENATE TALK Debate Opens With Harrison Plea to Avoid Trade Conflict WASHINGTON Senator Harrison DMiss opened sen ate debate on extending the recip rocal trade program Monday with an appeal to his almost evenly divided colleagues that they retain the system lest an eventual world trade war threaten this country with an economic collapse Abandonment of the policy oE executive tariffmaking the chairman of the senate finance committee asserted would invite foreign fields and factories to vie with each other and with us as soon as peace returns abroad A handful of noncommittal members held the balance of power on the houseapproved measure to continue the pro gram another three years be yond June 12 President Roosevelt has made the continuation proposal one of his key recommendations and re publicans they would until the clerk was instruct ed to the congressional li brary and get the reports of that StokowskiGavoo romance of the spring of 1938 Oh yes the clip pings were there Youd be dumb founded at half the things you can find in the library of con gress Mind you this was all very se cret so secret in fact that the matter wasnt even written into the subcommittees records With secret sessions like that you cant pull a public report out of a mem ber with a pair of dentists pliers But the picture of an austere sub committee of the house scanning the items concerning the conjec tured romance of lovely Greta and the colorful batonwaver of symphony orchestras was a little too good for someone to keep to himself We All Laugh Aubrey Williams National Youth administrator was called before the committee earlier in the week but whether this had anything to do with investigation in the romance matter couldnt be determined One reliable source whispered that Mr Williams was asked only about the extent of funds expended on the goodwill musical junkel After that the clerk was sent on his secret mission to the congres sional library and on a Saturday morning the committee went into the romantic articles Nothing came of it Nothing could We can almost see the bewil derment of the committee when they finally came to that inevita ble full stop which La Garbo al ways supplies Ah Mr Stokov vvski We arc just good friends If Garbos film press agents want a nexv line they might say Garbo snd the rest of us primed with arguments aiirietl at convincing the undecided sena tors Harrison said he thought that the policy of extending to all na tions which do not discriminate against American goods the same tariff reductions made in thesep arate trade agreements promised to become the greatest influence to preserve and promote rational international trade and the main ten a n c e peace and preservation of Senator Pittman leading off for opponents said the program was unconstitu tional because it does not pro vide for senate ratification of trade agreements The agreements really are treat ies Pittman argued and there fore should be subject to ratifies who sought our entry into Ihe league of nations and our adher ence to the world court may find they have no forum in which to discuss such agreements As the law stands the recipro Soldiers Form Cross at Fort Benning Army men trained for warfare worshiped in a setting of peace at sunrise services on Easter at the II S army school at Fort Beimimr Ga Here a bugler sounds a call for prayer as 1200 soldiers form a human cross More than 8000 soldiers and civilians participated in the services FOUR CHARGED H GAMBLING Violations of State Marshalltown Laws Claimed in Accusations MARSHALLTOWN fPj Four informations charging violation of state and city gambling laws were filed in municipal court Monday as the result of the arrest of Keith Dearborn and Alfred Mackey on counterfeiting charges here last Friday The informations signed by Chief of Police Harold Block were filed against L J Stepanek P L Black and Wilbur Springer beer tavern operators and Lee Conrad cigar store operator luiu snouia oe suoject to ratifiesStepanek and Conrad are tion by a vote of twothirds of the cllarSed with keeping a shop or place resorted to for the purpose of gambling and Black and It may seem a small matter at reward or money or merchandise tablish tins precedent and those cal agreements arc handled b3 the president and the state de partment without congressional action but opponents contend in the senate that they have a 5050 chance of inserting an agreement to require senate each agreement ratification of Turns On Garden Hose Lights March Gets Stream of Fire in value All defendants are scheduled to appear in municipal court Tues day Mackey and Dearborn arc still in jail here but it is expected they will be taken by a federal marshal to Ottumwa where they will be held until the federal grand jury meets April 2 probably at Daven port The federal agent who inves tigated charges that the pair were counterfeiting nickels left Mon to file formal charges before a United States commissioner in Des Moines FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy occa sional rain or snow Tuesday and extreme west Monday night not quite so cold central portion Monday night some what wanner east Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept occasional light snow ex treme southwest No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday Monday dawned clear but cold after a raw cheerless Easter YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in night At 8 a m Sunday 20 1 12 caused two severe explosions here Monday Fire Chief R A Bogan said the gas may have come from oil drill ing operations south of Louisiana Slate university One man Sunday night turned on a garden hose touched a match to it and got a long stream of fire instead of water Bogan said One explosion about midnight caused fire which destroyed a twofamily residence The other occurred in a bath room This explosion scorched wallpaper blew doors off their hinges and wrecked furniture No one was hurt Water was turned off Monday pending discovery of the cause of the trouble Baker Gets Applause in Hollywood Bowl for Sunrise Service Song HOLLYWOOD was more to Easter in the movie colony than the quite stylish dress parade on Hollywood boue 3SI Blondie Singletons kneecap and possible vard Such as Penny fractured broken ribs received in an auto mobile accident The applause which disregard ed instructions accorded Kenny Baker after he sang Ave Maria moved in German at Hollyxvood bowls clothes sunrise services which drew many film elite The flight at about the same Afrial I Ompfln moment of movie notables and 1 UfpCUO others as officers staged a dawn Foiinn In Fncrlanrl gambling raid on two swank night S ULmu LJlgldntl spots on the sunset strip the Bacon and Sphinx clubs 55000 LOSS AT DUNKEKTON i 74 j WATERLOO UR Waterloo 42 firemen Sunday aided in putting out a blaze in the Howard March grocery store at Dunkerton The fire caused damage cslimatcfl at 55000 theater where the great of cinema have left their marks j IMUO is aooui it icei long The death of Mrs Erna Scluld two propellers at the taif kraut mother of Actoi Joseph Schildkrnut and widow of stage veteran Kudolph Schildkraut before 10 a m She was barehead ed and wore brown riding clothes She expressed a hope that the visitors had had a pleasant Easter and said she was sorry for the children because it was so cold President Roosevelt was forced to forego his customary appearance on the south porti co In greet the eggrollers He has been sufferin from a cold and has important engagements Monday afternoon Late Monday Mrs Roosevelt entertains 20 children at her an nual Easter party inside the white louse The lucky children who in clude nine house guests will be shown movies Its an old Easter Monday cus om to turn the grounds over to he citys children for egg rolling Its the low spot in the year for he white house ground keepers jut the day of days for Washing tons eggrolling youngsters When the crowds have left Mon day night the remains of colored eggs will litter the wide expanse of lawn below the south portico No adults unaccompanied by children are admitted Police sought to curb the childrens racket whereby small urchins sell their services as escorts to adults wanting to join the fun It was a lucrative business for some last year Elaborate plans were made foi the care of the youngsters and their adult companions Ambu lances internes and nurses were on hand to care for those over come by too many chocolate eggs too much excitement or just plair fatigue One section of the east garden was fenced off for lost children In the past children absorbed in rolling eggs have shown lit tle inclination to remain with their elders Boy and Girl Scouts have charge of that de tfern Spring Weather Is Observed Only in Far South Part of U S DES MOINES tenacious cold wave carried on into springs second week Monday holding Iowa in the grip of temperatures 19 degrees below normal The mercury dropped to a low of one below zero Sunday night at Mason City It was one above zero at Iowa Falls and nowhere in the state did it rise above the freezing mark Easter Sunday Highest mark registered Sun day was 30 degrees at Council Bluffs and Mount Ayr The bureau predicted occasion al rain or snow with somewhat warmer readings in central and eastern Iowa Only a trace of snow was re ported in the western part of Iowa Sunday It was snowing lightly at Sioux City and Omaha Monday morning the bureau said Clouds covered the western half of the state but clear skies pre vailed in the eastern section Tram Is Stalled 9 Hours in Drift The wintry weather that chilled Easter promenadcrs from Montreal to Dixie held over Monday with little relief in sight from icy winds and subfreezing temperatures Central and northern New York state were particularly hard hit over the weekend as high winds piled up snow drifts closing num erous roads and even affecting the railroads The Delaware and Hud son railroad express from Montreal to New York was freed after be ing stalled nine hours by snow drifts near St Edouard Que In the south spring weather prevailed only in Florida and along the gulf to New Orleans Snow ranging from one to eight inches in depth extended from Arkansas across Tennessee into the Caro linas and down into north Georgia and Alabama New York City had the coldest Easter Sunday on record but the usual thousands packed the churches and paraded on Fifth avenue Lenox avenue in Harlem and wherever else women were moved to display their new LONDON new German aerial with a 6 IOWANS DIE IN ACCIDENTS Man Receiving Warning Ticket From Patrolman Backs Into Truck DES MOINES Sixteen fa talities on Iowa highways during uauu Wiumea up me Ihi1 astAveek swelleci tlie 19W cold instruments for an alma White BousegaixMsiershav fenced in fl3V5 them from the mobs but experi ence has shown that those ar little protection against a child in pursuit of a colored Easter egg Ideal egg rolling conditions ai a clear warm day soft grassy slopes a lush breeze patient par cuts and eggs that roll rather than break Technically one child or mor sils at the top of a slope and loose a flood of painted eggs toward on child 01more at the bottom of th slope Actually the scene is chao eggs parents and bas ket lunches bumping and jostlin on the crowded lawn Five bands warmed up thei toll to 116 as compared with 9i over a similar period in 1939 Deaths dirge sounded six I times Sunday topping the years daily high K D Krumroy 40 of Mechanicsville was killed when he wasstruck by a truck Krum roy was receiving a warning ticket from highway patrolmen when he backed into a passing truck William Hahn 33 of Earlvillc was a hit and run victim near Enrlville He was struck and car ried 11G feet by a LU which failed to stop His neck and both legs were broken Lawrence Stoiit 50 of Dubuquc was arrested Sunday ami ar raigned before Justice of the Peace John Brayton on charges of leaving the scene of the acci dent without reporting Mrs Glenn Fullmer succumbed to injuries in an accident Friday near Altoona Others killed Sun day were Conrad Conn and Dud ley Gilfillan both of Des Moines Dittmer Zimmerman 23 of Bet tendorC was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle collided with an automobile east of Bettcndorf Archdukes Touring Iowas Countryside DES MOINES Otto and Fclox von Hapsburg of Austria toured the Iowa country side near Des Moines Monday to look over tbe Hawkeye slates farming methods Sons of Charles emperor of Austria until 1918 both are interested in promoting a Danubian confederacy including the country they once might have ruled Billings Weds Woman He Met at Hearing RENO Nov K continuous concert and the Uni versity of Rochester glee clu braved the cold for songs NAZisPROTEST 2 VIOLATIONS Charge Netherlands Scandinavian Neutral Rights Disregarded BERLIN Germa allegations of allied violation Netherlands territory in acri reconnaissance and of Britis naval violation of Danish and Noi wegian territorial waters share attention Monday with a renewe declaration of Germanys dctermi nation to conquer The struggle will continue unl Germany emerges victorious an Britain and France arc prostra ed Robert Ley nazi trade unio commissioner told soldiers an labor corps Sunday at a camp ne the western front He declared Germany tn be coi fidcnt that her superiority is b yond description and said that h enemies are becoming nervou and restless to the point of beha ing like hysterical women DNB the official news agenc announced that the 2189ton Ge man steamer Edmund Hug Stinnes was attacked and sun in Danish territorial waters by British submarine which gunfire before the crew had tin to take to the boats The news agency cited thn other cases in which it said Briti destroyers had disregarded No wegian neutrality by molesting German merchantmen in No wegian territorial waters Throug iiuuo aenai with a KEINU fiev Raf GSMM u x theater where the great of cinema rillrrf n it were called to examine it The tor with him at one of his manvhcar pcdo is about 12 feet long wilh ings were married here Monday believed to be floating mine after power is exhausted Judgc BcI1Jmim Curler j uiu viuiuicu iNCiuci lanos icrritory dangerous as a Billings gave his age as 4G The eight times Saturday night and tcr its motive bridi 43 Both live in Snn early Sunday in connection with scouting flights over Germany Francisco Spills Gas on Clothes Dies rrom Burns Kensett Farmer Keeps Silent About Fire and Goes to Bed Irving Butler 47 year old favm r residing two miles northwest of Censelt died in a Mason City ospital Sunday the victim ol urns and shock suffered in a pe uliar mishap at his farm home Butler was tampering with llis ir in the farm yard late Salur ay night Evidently discovering n obstruction in the gas line he emoved it by sucking the gas ne In so doing gas was spilled ver his clothes and he also in aled some of it He entered his home and the heat from the stove ignited his clothes The family had retired and the farmer extinguished the fire himself hut not before two thirds of his body was badly burned He suffered badly burned legs back and stomach Without telling other members it the family he retired but after i few hours of restlessness he old his wife of the mishap She lotified a Kensett doctor and the armor was taken to the Mason hospital where he died Sun day afternoon Attending physi cians ascribed his death to burns md shock The victim is survived by his vidow and four children Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Shel Rock Lutheran church two miles vest of Northwood with the Rev A J Tolo of Northwood ir rharge Burial will be in She Rock cemetery LOSS BRITISH SCOUR EASTERNNORTH SEA SHIP LANES Fear Reich Attempting to Engineer Grab of Rumanian Oil LONDON war hips scoured Germanys North 5ea shipping lanes Monday in an ffort to strangle her trade with Scandinavia w h i 1 e suspicion npuntcd that the reich might be ngineering a grab of Rumanias ail w Pushing her sea blockade far ther from home shores Britain counted three blows against Germanys merchant marine in the mineinfested waters of the eastern North Sea Two German cargo carriers be the wars first merchantmen ictims of British submarines dur ug the Easter holidays They iere the coalladen freighter Ed nund Hugo Stinnes 2389 tons lent to the bottom Sunday hy ihellfire near where a torpedo earlier had sunk the 4497tou ore Heddernheim The British also credited naval iction for the grounding of the iOOO ton German freight Ost prusscn which ran ashore on Jutland with a cargo of coke after bigzagging for three days to British searchers off the west roast of Denmark On the debit side the admiralty acknowledged one casualty a naval trawler which was sunk by a mine off the Scottish coast Much British attention cen tered on tbe Balkans mg a stole hot tta Chaired Hull of 4 Story Structure Is Left After Blaze OTTUMWA win clows icecrusted debris and tin charred hull of the fourstorici Hofmanndrugstore and offic uuilding Monday gave mute tcsti mony to the fire which Sunda caused damage estimated at S200 000 here Officials were thankful Mondaj that the blaze did not break ou during a busy weekday So rapid ly did the blaze spread that Di M Bannister and a patient in secondstory office had difficul ty escaping through a smoke filled stairway and hall Fire Chief Bernard Meany am Fireman Hay Wilson and Join Burko are in a hospital sufferin from injuries received fighting th blaze Meany and Wilson wer overcome by smoke and wer given oxygen emergency treat ment Burlce suffered a rupture Two other fire fighters receive minor foot injuries and a yout was reported singcci by flame dur ing an explosion LOOK INSIDE FOR JOAN LAWRENCE Private Bath Offered Her by Alhambra High PAGE 2 From the high command came the charge that allied warplanes had violated Netherlands territory Joe Louis Set to Rap Out Iowa Battle Foe PAGE 9 Fenton Girls 4H Club Receives Honor PACK 8 pulslon from Rumuim Mtar ice Lovcll Bucharest eWns pondent of Reuters British News Aeency as an incident in a nan intrigue 0 eet hold or Rumanias oil The Daily Mails Bucharest cor respondent laid Lovclls expulsion to the work o 10000 German agents who have begun a vast campaign to undermine and disin tegrate the Rumanian nation Energetic diplomacy was de manded by the News Chronicle which declared it is of supreme importance to the allies that Ru mania should not be coerced inlo accepting the nazi embrace Large and increasing Brilich French forces are marshalled at the eastern end of the Mediter ranean ready to act wherever they are needed the Dairy Tele graph commented Britain looks toward the ar rival of a Rumanian trade mis sion a week from Monday as an opportunity o improve com mercial relations between Lon don and Bucharest The dcleea fion is to negotiate a new clcar agreement Nornays minister to London made complaints to Britain alleg ing infringement of Norwegian neutrality during recent day There was no immediate British comment In Oslo the Norwegian admiral ty said there had been at least two instances of trespassing by British warships and a possible third was ooing investigated British and American aims were linked Sunday by Lord Halifax foreign secretary in a broadcast to Finland our victory has been won he said Finland will in evitably share the benefits which will spring from establishment of that lasting and righteous peace which the British prime minister and Ihe president of the United States have both declared to be the only peace which is possible The press gave considerable space to what the United Stales thinks about the war conceding Germany the edge in the battle of words and reflecting concern par ticularly that German Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels gulls America British Warcraft Ready to Pounce COPENHAGEN Iff British warcraft in imposing force hov ered on the fringe of Scandinavian territorial waters Monday appar ently under orders to pounce upon every German merchant ship en route to or from the blockaded fatherland With three German ships j knocked out in the past four days nf intensified British pressure on Germanys outermost Scandina vian sunk by torpedCi one by shelling and the third and DcnmaS ;