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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH80RS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 28 1940 MASON CITY THI MIGHT SPdT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OME j ut 1WO SECTIONS An one NO 148 BRITISH RECALL ENVOYS IN BALKANS IHABB IM for Tuberculosis Control DescribedALLIESPLANTO SILVER JUBILEE IS CELEBRATED AT CONVENTION 3 Eminent Authorities Heard Banquet to Be Program Highlight SEE STORY PAGE 12 Three eminent authorities in the field of tuberculosis unfolded the latest scientific and social dis coveries in the organized fight against the disease as they ad dressed lay and professional groups at the opening sessions of the Iowa Tuberculosis association at the Hotel Hanford Thursday Despite fog and bad roads the registration passed the 200 mark at noon with more ex pected for the Iiigiilfeht event of the two day program tiir silver jubilee banquet at oclock in the evening when Dr Kendall Emerson managing director of the National Tuber culosis association will be the main speaker The banquet program includes singing by Miss Ellen Smiths high school a cappella choir and a drama of 25 years of history of the association by the Mason City Little Theater Delegates who gathered here iromall parts of the state had cause to celebrate the 25th year of their association on the basis of the record of achievement Huge charts on the hotel lobby told the story that the death bad drooped from than 20 the WELLES TAKESIowa Democratic Convention 4rw TD TV 1 1 IT FACTS TO F R ONWARABROAD Pictured above arc officers and executive committee members of the Iowa Tuberculosis association holding its annual convention in Mason City Left to right are uuiiiunnis association J C Iainter Dubuque C W Kammeier Des Moines spcrrtarv r Mrs O A Baumeiser Council Bluffs Dr C A Boice Wasmngton rMirin i A city ewlelected president lUiss ArJsh Hershey R N DCS Moines irf Ottumwa retiring president Mrs M L Sears vice presWeni and Sirs Margaret Mann Frimghar Lock photo Kayenay engraving president Speakers pointed ont thai the battle against tuberculosis is much more than a medical problem Theodore 3 ex ecutive secretary of the Michi gan Tuberculosis association pointed out that it is also a social problem In fact the so cial problem is now more Ulan the medical problem he main tained I have said before and I say it again that intelligent people dont die from tuberculosis he de clared People dont have to die from tuberculosis It is only those who fail to take the steps medi cal science has provided who be come death victims of the dis ease The problem therefore Mr Werle continued becomes one of education to make the public re ceptive to and cooperative with the problems provided for tuber culosis control There have come down through the centuries many false notions and superstitions regarding tu berculosis that have to be cleared away before people accept the modern methods of controlling the disease he added Donald E Pratt executive sec retary o the Missouri Tubercu losis association presented for the first time the results of a two year study by the subcommittee on tu berculosis of the American Public Health association Mr Trail pointed out that this study shows that casefinding is the most successful plan ot fer reting out the disease This idea he said is being carried out in the Iowa cooperative casefind ing program in charge of Dr C K McCarthy Dr J Arthur Myers associate professor of preventive medicine at the University of Minnesota presented the scientific aspects ot the development of the protection the body produces to fight the tu berculosis germ He showed by Xray and microscopic slides what happens at various stages of the light put up by the body and what takes place at various ages Of the victim of the disease Paul McAuley president of the Cerro Gordo County Tuberculosis association and general chairman of the local convention program Mrs Margaret Mann Primgharl member of the state executive committee presided at the lay in stitutes while Dr C L Putnam of Manchester and Dr F P Wink ler of Sibley presided at the med ical sessions Following the afternoon session a tea was held for the women at Citys new I OLeary and Mrs Halph Smiley were in charge and Mrs C H McNider and Miss Lydia Barrelte reception hostesses seal workers will feature the sec PLANE PLANTS Mrs Fiermonte Twice Wed Widow of Astor IV Dies Had Been in Semi Retirement Since Divorcing Pugilist RUSH OUTPUT 1600 Craft Delivered and Orders for 2700 More Are Rushed WASHINGTON aircraft plants an official report disclosed Thursday have deliv rered about 1600 warplanes to rrrench and British lighting forces 14 months are rushing production for 2700 more These initial European war contracts were generally re garded as the forerunners of a large scale allied program for the purchase of an additional 8000 ships at an estimated cost of 51000000000 Aviation spokesmen after con ferring with army and navy offi cials here Wednesday voiced con fidence that aircraft plants could handle the expected heavy in crease in foreign buying in a manner affording complete pro tection lo our national interest They predicted also that the big buying program would mate rialize quickly in view of the war departments decision to permit the export of latest model Ameri can military craft Heretofore the allies have been slow to place ad ditional orders contending that anything but the latest planes would be obsolescent by the time mass deliveries were made Secretary of War Woodring ex plained the new export policy to the house military committee Wednesday and the arrangement won its general approval The on aircraft uar pur chases date as complied by war state and treasury depart ment sources shoncd a 000000 backlog on Franco British orders Unfilled orders of the principal nations were British Empire Canada 1363 planes valued at fS8doT 2562 al 371 Panos S1008SB 000 6355 engines Canada 12 planes 000 1H engines 81392000 Finland 2 planes S14700065 motors 5628000 Sweden 285 planes 521708000 6 engines Western hemisphere nations Canada 52 planes 1818500 37 engines 5357000 Other countries 269 planes 514 engines 000 Louis Johnson assistant secre tary of war told the house com mittee that by the end of this year the industrys capacity would be between 30000 nnd 10000 planes as contrasted with the 3 G43 out put of 1938 ond day of the convention Friday Public health nurses will attend a breakfast at oclock medical in the will PALM BEACH Fla Madeline Force Astor Dick Fier monte 47 twicemarried widow of John Jacob Astor IV who per ished in the Titanic disaster April 15 1912 died early Thursday at a home on the ocean front she had leased for the winter Circumstances of her death were withheld by members of the household who said it occurred about 1 a m and that her three irons including John Jacob Astor VI born after his fathers death on the Titanic were on the way here Tile oilier sons are William and John H Dick by her second husband William K Dick whom she divorced in 1333 four months before she married Enzo Fier monte the handsome young Ital ian pugilist who had been giving the Dick boys boxing lessons Mrs Fiermonte had been liv ing quietly all winter in the home she leased from Mrs Faitner She had been in semiretirement since 1038 when she divorced Fiermonte and sent uim hack lo Europe with a financial sct llcmcnl She formerly was Madeline Tal mage Force of a family without social or financial distinction who at the age of 18 in 1011 married the fourth John Jacob Astor then 46 scion of the wealthiest family in America By marriage to an Astor she became stepmother to Vincent Astor mother of John Jacob Astor Vf a British cousin I got the title John Jacob Astor V and grandmother to John Jacob AstoiVII Her honeymoon with the fourth John Jacob Astor began on his yacht Nourmahal later donated to the United States navy and con tmued with a prolonged tour of Europe It ended on the Titanic which was bringing them home Some of the 712 survivors among the 2224 aboard the illfated ship recalled having seen Colonel Astor gallantly escort his bride to a life boat bow tip his cap in farewell and retire to join the men waiting in the smoking room to drown Friends said that the young bride then with child did not recover from the shock of the disaster for years but four years later she married Dick a child hood chum and grandson of Wil liam Dick the sugar refiner sacrificing thereby much of her claim to Astor wealth The husbands will had provid ed that if she remarried she was to lose the income from a 000 000 trust fund and the use of the famous Astor Fifth avenue home in New York Dicks fortune at the time of heir marriage was esti mated at So000000 but when she divorced him in 1933 to marry Fiermonte who had been middle weight boxing champion of Italy she relinquished all claims to any share in his property T inuiiug iUU iueaica1 sessions will McCarthy in charge of the state cooperative case finding program Dr J C Painter Dubucme Dr V A special session for Christmas W Peterson Iowa City and Dr a workers will iu u T tua ul D Plalowa City bodies of Pilot Tom searching party Thursday in the wreckage of a mail plane on frozen Lake Erie four miles off Leamington CLOUDS AND FOG HANG OVER IOWA Showers Slightly Higher Temperatures DES MOINES e a v y clouds and fog hungover most of Iowa Thursday as temperatures averaged 10 degrees above normal Showers wore forecast for Thursday night along with slightly warmer temperatures in the cx Mororists Urged to Use Driving Lights The loiva highway patrol of fice in Mason City Thursday afternoon announced that visi bility was poor due to a heavy fogr Motorists were requested to use their driving lights in stead of their parking lights on the highways troinc cast portion and colder readings in the extreme west and extreme south central sections Official high of the last 24 hours was 63 degrees at Mt Ayr while the low early Thursday was 3t at Mason City It was 32 at Charles City Sioux City Mason City and Council Bluffs reported traces of precipitation Paid for Champ Chicken in Texas Fair HOUSTON Texas bodys going to get S125 chicken dinner That is what a restaurant man paid for the grand champion capon of the Houston fat stock show It was raised by a school chapter of the Future Farmers of America The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy showers Thursday nightand extreme cast Friday morning followed by partly cloudy slightly warmer extreme east colder extreme west and extreme southcentral Thursday night colder southeast and southcen tral Friday MIVNESOTA Cloudy occa sional rain south and rain or snow north Thursday night and extreme cast Friday morning followed by partly cloudy no decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette tics weather statis Maximum Veiincsday 35 Minimum Wednesday night 31 At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall 38 18 07 to Be May 11 in Des Moines Counties Will Be Allocated Delegate for 300 F R 36 Votes Little Optimism Is Felt by Officials That Trip Will Bring Peace By ANDRUE BERDING WASHINGTON op timism was felt Thursday by high officials that European peace would follow the factfinding trip of Undersecretary of State Welles Arriving in New York during the day Welles will be in Wash ington Thursday night to confer with President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull No high officials were willing to predict that the white house would make any move toward peace within the next few months They were unanimous how ever in saying that Welles trip had been valuable in the field for which the president designed gathering facts They pointed out for instance that no American ambassador had been able to talk to Chancellor Hitler in nearly two years They called attention to the long talks Welles had with Mussolini Cham berlain and Daladier and their foreign ministers One high official here said that Welles trip had been of great value in improving relations with Italy in clarify ing the views of foreign chieftains in putting forth the uiictersecretary as t njm probably the bestinformed states man on present day Europe and m putting American ideas before the other government1 Observers SAW two facfs as a framework within which in evaluate the effects of Welles journey The first was his cate Korical statement in Koine that he had not received any plan for peace from any European government and had not pre sented any It is regarded as inconceivable however that his conversations with European statesmen did not give him a good idea ot their thoughts on peace The president Hull anrl Welles could draw us a pence plan if they saw fit But would them Here enters the sec ond fact At a crucial moment in Welles trip when he had reached Rome for the second time and Europe was full of rumors of a peace of fensive President Roosevelt told the world what sort of peace tlie United States sought In a radio address he said Today we seek a moral basis for peace It cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brother hood It cnnnot be a lasting peace if the fruit of it is oppression or starvation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed camps It cannot bc a sound peace if small nations must live in fear of power ful neighbors There seems little doubt that Mr Roosevelt sought to lay out these views in order to prevent any impression that Welles was bringing back a peace plan or that Mr Roosevelt would issue any peace proposal at variance with them I can give you some real news Some 25 reporters waited ex pec lantJy Smiling Welles continued I am mighty glad to see you and Im glad to be home His answer to virtually every question was however No comment MacNider to Be Keynoter in Washington Col Hanford MacNider an nounced Thursday that hc had ac uiai ne iiau ac 32 ceptcd an invitation from the re A DLI trace publican state convention com Million DlDlCS snow remained mittee of caused traces ton to address May 25 The committee Wednesday announced the invitation to the former U S By GEORGE S MILLS DES MOINES I o v a democratic central committee Thursday set Saturday May 11 as the date for the partys state presidential delegate convention in Des Moines Counties will be allocated one delegate for each 300 votes cast for President Roosevelt in the 1936 election Iowa Democratic Chairman E H Birmingham said The allotment will mean a con vention of somewhat more than 2000 delegates the chairman added The convention is expected to name 44 delegates each with half a vote to attend the democratic national session July 15 in Chi cago The central committee set May 4 as the day for the county con ventions and recommended that precinct caucuses be held April 29 and 30 and May 31 The cau cuses will name delegates to the county conventions which in turn will select delegates to the state convention Although it is expected that Iowas 22 votes will go for a third term in the national con vention reports were heard Thursday that a complimentary vote might be cast for Henry Wallace on the first ballot Former Gov Nelson G Kra schdjermedthe Iowa democratic setup lethargic arTd declared the party needed lotsof candi dates to stir up its fighting spir Kraschel who was defeated in his bid for reelection in 1B38 would make no direct statement on the possibility of his entering the democratic race for governor I might be on the spot how ever If these fellows take me at my word on the need for plenty of candidates he said State Senator Ed Breen of Fort Dodge is the only democratic guberna torial candidate thus far The former governor said a seventh district democratic meeting Tuesday night at At lantic Iowa passed a resolu tion declaring it the responsi bility of the democratic organi zation to present candidates who will carry forth the prin ciples of the party Increased interest is needed the resolution continued in candida cies for state county and con gressional offices Other district committeemen were urged to call similar meetings April 24 is the last day for filing filledout nomination papers with the secretary of state Democratic chieftains said no candidates have appeared as yet for some con gressional and stale offices Local Baby Smothers in Baby Buggy Stephen Roberts 7 months old child of Mr and Mrs Clarence LOOK INSIDE FOR Welles first words to news BRoberts 824 Carolina avenue uenes iirsi words lo news vn Carolina avenue papermen who went down the bay nortlcast smothered while sleep to meet him were lis baby buggy Wednesday i rrrt according lo Coroner J E Mc Donald The baby had been fed and Jtu clJlU thought by the family to be sleep ing The tragedy was discovered early Wednesday afternoon Surviving are the parents and grandparents Mr and Mrs Rich ard Tanner Superior Wis and Mr and Mrs Harry Roberts Ma son City Thechild was born Aug 7 1939 at Superior Wis Funeral services will be held at Memorial chapel of the Major fu neral home nt oclock Friday afternoon The Rev O L N Wig pastor of Trinity Lutheran church will be in charge Burial will be at Memorial Park ceme tery in L Chin SHANGHAI war almost 4000000 copies Bible were distributed throughout the r the MAE MURRAY x LI II ia China last year by American and n British Bible societies their local offices reported Thursday Unable to Collect From Prince Mdivani PAGE 2 Plan Commencement Program for Iowa U PAGE IB Double Tussle Set in hag Meet PAGE 17 154 STRIKERS NOT REINSTATED Labor Board Holds Employes Kept Firm From Salvaging Meat WASHINGTON labo board refused Thursday to orde the reinstatement of 154 striking employes of Swift and company al Sioux City Iowa because it said they prevented the company froir salvaging slaughtered heat dur ing a 1338 strike The board ruled that the strike itself was permissible union ac tivity as a part of collective bar gaining But the conduct of the striken which prevented the salvaging of slaughtered animals left on the companys killing floor resulted the board said in substantial dor Ivan Maisky the degree of damage to the companys prop erly Such conduct the board de clared had been outlawed by the supreme court Underthe circumstances1 the board said we do not find that the discharge ot the employes con stituted an unfair labor practice within the meaning of the Wag ner act On the basis of this conclusion the board dismissed the allegations that 154 employes in the slaugh tering department were discrim inatorily discharged In another aspect of Ihc case the board ruled however that the In dependent Packing House Workers union was like its predecessor the Employes Security league as sisted by he company manage ment and directed its disestab lishment as a collective bargaining agency Highway Commission Is Beginning to Cut Down Size of Car Fleet DES MOINES Iowa highway commission lias begun to reduce the size of its automobile fleet Slate Car Dispatcher George Hcsalroad several weeks ago op ened negotiations with the coin mission with the idea of a drastic curtailment in the number of commissionoperated automobiles Hcsalroad said he did not know how many cars finally would be disposed of but hc expected the number would bc a lot more than seven The commission operates about 1100 motor vehicles including trucks neutrality to be accorded Russia by allies British detention of the Russian ships Sclcnga and Vladimir Maya kovski for contraband examina tion also was said to have been discussed but foreign office sources denied that Maisky had protested the British action Diplomatic observers held that Russia was unlikely to raise any dispute over he detentions be cause they believed the present soviet foreign policy is to pursue a cautious course while sizing up the European situation The impression existed in some British quarters that Rus sia is becoming uneasy over her diplomatic position and the ef fects of her alignment with Ger many Whether she is actually seeking to recover favor with Britain and France is not known however Frances Premier Paul Reynaud was reported to advocate a more rigid policy toward Russia and treatment of her as virtually a war ally of Germany The British government was said to feel however that Russia still could bc kept from any closer co operation with the enemy camp Further steps to wean Italy away from Germany also were expected lo bc projected by the allies with France possibly taking the lead in new approaches to Rome The British press described navy interception of the Russian ships as merely part of the general tightening of the block ade against Germany by shut linir the eastern back door through which it was believed supplies from the Americas have been filtering via Kussia INTENSIFY WAR AGAINST NAZIS j Conference Is Also Expected to Consider I Attitude Toward Italy r BULLETIN LONDON British and French governments agreed I Thursday that during the pres ent war they would neither ne f gotiatc nor conclude an armis tice or treaty of peace except by mutual agreement L This decision was taken at the sixth meeting of the allied su premc war council for which t Frances new premier Paul Reyiuud came to London ac L coinpanied by the allied jener Jf alissimo Maurice Gustavo C Gamelin LONDON iff The British ambassador to Turkey and the ministers to Bulgaria Greece Ru mania Hungary and Jugoslavia have been recalled for consulta tion with Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax The move which was inter preted as foreshadowing a Brit ish diplomatic offensive in the Balkans was announced by the foreign office news department as cumin from authoritative sources Tlie envoys are expected to ar rive iu England early next month when Sir Percy Loraine British ambassador to Rome also is ex pected in London Authoritative sources said the only thing possible to infer at tlie moment from the announcement was that Lord corifeT V German and Russian and diplomatic offenses in tlie Balkans They asserted it was impossible lo enlarge on the statement at thu present time ALLIES PLAN TO INTENSIFY CONFLICT Great Britain and France arc arranging for intensifying the war against Germany and on what status to assign soviet Russia in the conflict The Russian q u e s t i o n was brought Into sharper perspective by the recall from Paris at French request of the soviet ambassador and the British detention of two Russian ships in the far casl Kussia atso was believed In occupy an important place in the allied discussions in the lifflit of the Finnish war settle ment of March 12 and the re ported efforts of Germany to draw Russia and Italy closer It was reported that the British foreign secretary Lord Halifax discussed with Russian Ambassa ;