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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARJG ft H i s r M E u s fj r Or I 04 A oes VOL XLVI THI NEWSMKR THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATES FBES3 AND UNITED PRBSS rUU KVB CENTS A COPY WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 29 1940 TB43 CONSISTS OtTWO SECTIONS NO 149 30 KILLED IN LOUISIANA TORNADO Allies Jumble Up Weather By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON Twain is credited with having said though he didnt do it that no body ever did anything about the the allies have Theyve done their best to knock the weather forecast into an un intelligible African mumbojum bo to make clear bright days pop up when storms were in the offing to melt away fogs unexpectedly and to get General Mud to fight on their side without even warn ing the nazis whose colors he is carrying So far the only effect of all this on Old Doc Weatherman in the United States has been to give him a few headaches and pains in the neck With all his assistants from far Pacific to midAtlantic hes still able to take the pulse of todays weather in the U S A and tell you that the situation will be tomorrow Hot or cold rain or shine or fair and warmer Somehow the worlds weather lias gotten to be almost as impor tant a factor in the war in Europe as how to finance the fighting or which way the neutrals are turn ing or whos going to get what axis next If you dont think so saunter over to the old red brick cha teau stables and carriage houses that are the home of Americas No 1 weather bureau and nose around a bit Coast Guard Patrol Up in New York Boston Port land Me fellows are haunt ing the docks sidling up to mates and captains and saying a little subtly than Hey Pal at some weather rvpprtsi atsoane when they get out to sea will they please send bark some information The skipper of one of the big Scandinavian liners was so ap proached the other day and his answer was Well maybe until about Cape Race but when Ive cleared there nothing doing Think I want to get held lor violating neutrality by giving information indirectly to an enemy Far out to sea about a third and twothirds of the distance be tween Bermuda and Horta two coast guard boats are constantly taking weather readings on deck and in the skies with balloons and four times a day broadcasting them to the world From certain Canadian points come coded messages giving in formation the United States has agreed not to use for any pur pose other than working out its Own forecasts The Alaskan weather stations have multiplied in importance Efforts are being made to keep the Siberian and other soviet sta tions broadcasting regularly Ja pans trickily coded messages are used like those of Canada secretly and only for completing the U S weather map Weatherman Accurate I could go on endlessly About the coast guard ice patrol which radios weather back from beyond Newfoundland from which no weather ever comes any more about the broadcasts from Green land and Iceland from Horta and Lisbon from Rome which may be on the axis but still has ships sea to worry about and cant if tjfe allies do get this important information and about the great blank spot on the world weather map that stretches west from Russia across most of Can ada In spite of that pain in the neck and the additional expense it hasnt impaired Old Doc Weather mans accuracy much probably less than 2 per cent maybe not even one As to how much all this hulla baloo over weather has helped the allies experts here can only guess In the closing months of the World war its importance was recognized generally but in those days the allies had the U S and its weather information on their side Its conceded now that from what the Germans know and what leaks through they are able to box out a weather map that may be fairly accurate But its conceded also that fights on the allied side It moves generally speaking from west to east If the British could move in on the nazis the way their weather does the war would be over tomorrow Science Cuts T B Death Rates DRILLING IS RESUMED CRESTON opera tions were resumed at the Phillips Petroleum companys oil test well near Creston Thursday after fiveday shutdown for repairs FINAL SESSION OF ASSOCIATION IS HELD HERE Disease Has Dropped From 1st to 7th Place as Death The story of the phenomenal decrease in the tuberculosis death rate due to scientific and social efforts was presented in graphic form by Dr A M Olsen of the Mayo clinic of Rochester Minn at the closing luncheon of the Iowa Tuberculosis silver jubilee convention at the Hotel Hanford Friday noon An enterprising individual by the name of Burke has gone back into history and computed mortal ity rates for tuberculosis through out the ages said Dr Olsen He estimated that in 5000 B C 400 persons out of each 100000 popu lation died of tuberculosis each year By 200 A D this figure had risen to 500 per 100000 Then from 200 A D to nearly 1800 A D this figure remained fairly constant Since 1800 the death rate has been steadily dropping so that now there are less than 100 per 100000 who die of tuber culosis each year throughout the world In the United States the rate has dropped from 188 in 1900 to 49 per 100609 in 193S and the estimate for 1940 is 40 During yaus tuberculosis tnmt ttnt to M a tester ewwr death S Further evidence that tubercu losis is decreasing in incidence lies in the tuberculosis death rates for children In 1900 136 out of every 100000 children under 15 years of age died of tuberculosis Today that figure is reduced to 11 Yet today there are 15 times ss many Negro children who die of tuberculosis as there are white children Why are fewer of our chil dren dying of tuberculosis There are several reasons The pasteuri zation of milk the inspection of food and food handlers the gen eral improvement in living condi tions and cleaning of tenements child hygiene programs in the schools and above all the iso lation of open cases of tubercu losis It has been repeatedly shown that after tuberculosis sanitariums have been organ ized In any riven community there has been a marked de crease in the number of cases of tuberculous meningitis in that community There are nearly 1200 insti tutions devoted to the care of people with tuberculosis in the United States Of these 479 are tuberculosis sanatoriums The rest are tuberculous departments in general hospitals These 1140 in stitutions have a total of 98801 beds and in one year 202000 people are treated in these beds The total investment in these 1140 institutions amounts to the stupendous total of 77736 and the average invest ment a bed is about S3300 In sorne of the newer and larger in stitutions the cost is running as high as 510000 to a bed Furthermore it costs a year to run these 97000 beds this amounts to about a bed a day The cost a bed a day varies among the institutions from 50 cents to After digesting these monu mental figures one cannot fail to get some idea of the immensity of the tuberculosis program The results are certainly worth the price in terms of money and ef fort It is apparent that the tuber culosis sanatorium has been the biggest single factor in the suc cessful fight against the These tremendous advances have all been made since Brehmer or ganized the first real sanatorium Alte Gobens dorf Silesia in 1862 In the United States as every one knows Trudeau was the pioneer He went up to the Ad irondacks to die of tuberculosis Instead he recovered and before long he began the small sanator ium that has grown into a world famous institution Now we have over 1200 institutions carrying on Trudeaus work Just what is the function of the sanatorium Our ideas con cerning this question have OTHEtt STORIES ON CONVENTION PAGES 2 AND To Mrs Luella Kennedy Gunn left and airs T B Ferguson co chairmen of the silver jubilee banquet committee fell Ihe honor of lighting the 25 candles on the bip birthday cake which provided fenrfelLCCl the speaklrs table Thursday evening at the Hotel Hanford The banquet was the midpoint and high point of the two day state convention here of the Iowa Tuberculosis association An proximately 200 attended from Iowa and neighboring states Lock photo Kayenay engraving changed as years have gone by To begin with a tuberculosis in stitution was considered as an iso lation separate the vic tims of tuberculosis from society This conception was basically sound and there is ncT doubt that the isolation of activertases has been a major factor in the redjc tion of the tuberculosis mortality rate And that is the chief reason that today so much emphasis is placed on casefinding programs and early diagnosis It points out the necessity for close coopera tion between the public health ex pert the social worker and Ihe practicing physician Following the luncheon meeting Dr J C Painter of Dubuque ad dressed the medical session of the convention on the medical treat ment of tuberculosis No specific drug or medicine has yet been found that is defi nitely curative he said The most efficient method of treat ment discovered to date is the application of intensive rest to the part diseased This may be by bed rest alone or by the application of other forms of treatment such as the collapsing of the lung by means of artificial pneumothorax Dr V W Petersen Iowa City talked on surgery in the treat ment of tuberculosis speaking par ticularly on phrenic nerve surgery intra and extraplcural pneumoly sis and thoracoplasty Dr E D Plass also of Iowa City brough the medical session to n close with a discussion on the care of the obstetric patient suffering from tuberculosis At the general session William Schultz Des Moines director of public relations Iowa state de partment of health spoke on the materials available for the 1940 early diagnosis campaign and sug gestions for their use Among the materials available he said is a rotogravure tabloid section for newspapers quiz pamphlet posters envelope stuf fers which he regarded as one of the most effective radio trans cription a teachers guide and a counter display container He stressed the need of em phasizing again and again the facts about early diagnosis Miss Mabel Mortvedt RN as sistant director public health nurs ing Iowa state department health urged support of the county nursing services The tuberculosis association is one of the agencies keeping alive the public health nursing services he declared She also pointed out the state department matches funds with the county for county nursins service Her talk was followed by a discussion The convention came to a close with a special problems hour in which Mr Schultz of the state de partment of health William Reed field representative of the associa tion Miss Edith Countryman and Miss Mabel Mortvedt of the nurs ing senice of the state department of health Miss Marguerite Pfeffer and Mrs Hazel Rendlenrum field representative of the association and Dr C K McCarthy and Miss jLeta Seaman of the cooperative casefinding program participated IOWA MERCURY SHOWS ADVANCE Spring RainReptortccT Over Most of State Red Oak Has 74 DES MOINES Iowa enjoyed summerlike tem peratures Thursday and the entire state benefited from a spring rain the weather bureau said Friday Readings in the 70s were gen eral throughout the southern sec tion of the state with the officia high of 73 degrees reported a Mount Ayr Red Oak had an unofficial 74 however while Sheoandoah reported 72 Council Bluffs and Millerton 71 Oskaloosa and Otturnwa 69 and Des Moines 68 Temperatures Friday morning averaged about eight degree above normal the bureau said with the mercury standing at 41 degrees here at a m The forecast called for some what colder readings in the nortl central and extreme east portion Friday night Thursday nights low was 32 degrees at Mason City Sioux City had a rain of cloud burst proportions totaling 17 inches 155 of which fell in 4 minutes Many automobiles wen reported stalled in low section there by the water Ames had 39 of an inch of rain and Forest City 32 Other lesse amounts were general through out Iowa the bureau said The first thunder storm of the season in Mason City Thursday night damaged a 13009 volt ar rester at the P G and E main generating plant and threw the city into darkness for about three minutes Rain washed away practically all traces of RUSSIA HOLDS TO NEUTRALITY MOLOTOV SAYS Commissar Assails U S Italy for Sending Aid to Finnish Forces MOSCOW For ign Commissar Molotov Friday light declared before soviet Rus ias parliament that our posi ion is neutrality in the war and the safeguarding of our land Molotov announced this policy at the end of a review of foreign iffairs in which he charged that the hopes of the British and French rulers to use the soviet inion in war against Germany lave been frustrated He asserted that the conflict with Finland was a welcome opportunity for a number of imperialistic slates to embark on war against the soviet union and mentioned the United States and Italy countries who sent military aid to Finland The policy pursued by the so viet union he said is obviously not palatable to the British anc French whose nerves are not ir good order Molotov asserted that during the past five months there have been many instances of Franco British hostility toward the so vie union The premierforeign commissar spoke jetattcsamrat thetwo houses of thesmsaBBfeWiel the Russian legislature began a session to ratify the peace treaty with Finland create a Karelian Finnish union republic in terri torygained from Finland and to hear the 1940 budget He said Russian losses in the conflict with Finland were 48 killed and 158863 wounded He stated Finnish losses were no less than 60000 killed and 250000 wounded Finlands Field Marshal Man nerheim estimated the Russiar dead at 200000 and the Finnisl dead at 15000 Scandinavian mili tary observers estimated Russian casualties were approximately 250000 dead and 250000 wounded and Finnish casualties were 30001 dead and 35000 wounded Molotovs audience laughet when in his review of Ihe Rus sianFinnish conflict he said ai was sent to Finland by the peace loving United States snow on the ground A small tornado leveled th Print Letters Claiming o Show F R Intent to Join Britain France in Conflict Documents Alleged PITTMAN PLAN LOSS EXPECTED 2 More Join Forces Against Requiring Trade Pact Ratification UR Defea of the Pittman proposal to requir senate ratification of reciproca trade agreements appeared cer tain Friday when two more demo cratic H Schwart of Wyoming and Vic Donahey o the adminislratio forces fighting the plan country club house of the Man ningManilla club as it swep across the course No one was i the building Girl Injured in Freak Iowa Tornado DES MOINES M A freak tornado which swept down sud denly on a farm 17 miles north west of here Thursday night in jured one child and left a wake of destruction Eight buildings were leveled by the storm on the Melvin Sears farm onequarter mile west of Grimes Cleva Belle Sears 5 was cut on the head by flying glass The family was at the dinner table when the tornado struck Suddenly we heard a noise like a sizzling fire Scars said Every window in the twostory frame house was broken Furni ture was upset and scattered throughout the house Clothing was whisked from closeU The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday somewhat colder northcentral and ex treme east Friday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday preceded by snow Hurries northeast early Friday nijrhl colder east Friday night rising temperature west Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stati tics Maximum Thursday 5 Minimum Thursday night 3 At 8 a m Friday 33 Precip 07 inch A spring rain with the lirs thunder of the season was ob j served Thursday evening Snuv flurries and sunshine alternate Friday morning in typical Marc fashion YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum g to Have Been Found in Polish Office BERLIN OP Sixteen docu icnts which German authorities aid had been found in the Polish oreign office in Berlin were re eased to the press by the Berlin oreign office Friday night with iie apparent intention of con incing the world that President Roosevelt and his ambassadors to ondon and Paris were agreed that he United States would ultimate y enter a possible world conflict in the side of Britain and France The documents purport to be confidential reports to the Pol ish ambassadors to Washington London and Paris and tile Polish minister to Stockholm Ambassadors Joseph P Kerme ly United States ambassador to London and William C BulHU imbassador to Paris figure in the documents One purpose ot the publication the documents apparently was o show that the American presi dent and his envoys were opposed o any compromise by Britain and France with the authoritarian powers Among them are what are rep esented as a letter by Anthony Eden former British foreign sec a letter by the Polish gen eral staff a report by the Polish commercial attache in London on it chat with Ambassador Kennedy All the documents were ac companied by photographic re productions of the alleged orig inals labeled a confidential report Jerzy Potocki Polish ambassa dor in Washington dated Nov 21 1938 It said that Bullitt hoped that during the ensuing two years Ger many would engage in conflict with Russia thereby giving the western powers an opportunity to get ready Bullitts reports to President Roosevelt and the state depart ment are always studied with at tention the alleged Jozef Beck Polish foreign minis Concerning the 48 page collec tion of documents said to have been found in Warsaw1 an author ized German source declared it throws a most interesting ligh on the part which American policy played in bringing about the pres ent war All chiefs of bureau of Ameri can news associations and newspa pers accredited to Berlin were summoned to the foreign office ahead of correspondents of othei nationalities to receive the docu ments The correspondents were told that no elucidations were neces should read for them selves SPEND FORCES SHOW STRENGTH Apparent Rebuke Given NLRB by Reduction in Its Appropriation WASHINGTON Despite cuts for two labor agencies the congressional spending wave gained force Friday from house passage of a labor department social security bill above the presidents budget In an apparent rebuke of its policies a stash was dealt the national Tabor board after Representative Cox D Ga said its officials reminded him of agents of Moscow The Masthour division an other target of house criticism was whittled down In general however the housi was not in an economy mood when it passed the 51021639701 appropriation bill late Thursda Its total exceeded w h it c housi recommendations because in creases were voted for the CCC and the national youth ad minis tration These electionyear victorie for the two semirelief ageneie raised hopes of farm and city members that fat boosts would b gained for farm benefits am The house allowed a SSO000000 increase for the CCC to boost its total to 5280000000 and NVA was increased 517450000 to 5102450000 Among the other items approved was 5421000000 for the social security program LOOK INSIDE FOR RACHAEI TAYLOR Her Slayer Hunted at Penn State College PAGE 2 Music Contest Will Be Held April 456 PAGE 3 AllNorth Iowa Cage Teams Are Announced PAQE 9 CHURCH MANY HOMES BLOWN DOWN IN STORM Doctors Ambulances Speed to Village as Twister Is Reported NAPOLEONV1LLE L a AP The Louisiana Light and Power company received here Friday that a totnaclo had struck the small settlement of Pierre Part 20 niles distant and killed about persons A J Howard company offi cial said he received advices that the tornado struck about 11 a m and demolished the church and many homes in the village inhabited by fishermen and trappers The reports snid that least 50 persons were killed and some hurt Doclois and nurses sped to Ihn village from here and from Don aldsonville and ambulances were sent from neighboring towns The population of Pierre Part is about 600 Sheriff Lezin If Himel of As sumption parish reported he had been informed between 30 and 40 killed The sheriff said all his depu ties and practically all the res idents of Napoleonville had rushed to the communitys aid The little settlement ot Pierre Part is inhabited by fishermen shrimpers and oystermen The town is reached only by OUTFOR GROSS Commentator Declares Hes Neither in Nor Out in G 0 P Race DES MOINES R Gross Des Moiries radio newsman Friday borrowed a phrasefrom Formei Gov Nelson G Kraschel when he said lie was neither in nor out of the race for the republican nomination for governor Gross said he had nothing to do with the fact that two Des Moines men have taken out gubernatorial nomination papers in his behalf They called me after they gol the papers and told me they were going to draft me he said Kraschel recently has said he was neither in nor out of the democratic race for governor If Gross runs lie will oppose Gov George A Wilson for the re publican nomination The radio commcntaloi said he has known II G Peterson one of those who obtained the pa pers from the secretary of state for a number of years He said he was not acquainted with Harry Shover who apparently took out papers independently of Peterson Cross observed that there is plenty of time left for him to de cide whether to run Fillcdout papers need not be filed before April 24 jf jp If he decides to take a whirl at it Gross will dispell the air of peace and quiet now enveloping the republican primaries No se rious primary opposition hereto fore has appeared for the state house incumbents The potential candidate once covered the statehouse in a repor torial capacity and edited Iowa Farmers Union publications for several years before taking his present position as news editor for the Central Broadcasting com pany wharves of boards project out into the witters in front of the cabins providing mooring places for the fishing and work luggers while fishnets dry in the sun Radio Equipment Taken to Sleet Area by Telephone Company OMAHA radio equipment wassent by the North western Bell Telephone company from Omaha to South Dakota for use in an area where 38 towns were isolated by a sleet storm To be given its first practical field use the equipment is in two units One set is attached to one end of a break in a telephone line and the other unit is attached to the oilier end of the gap Voice currents then leap the gap via ra dio telephone Woman With Umbrella Walks Into Train Path CEDAR RAPIDS Gertrude Goodhuo 50 of Cedar Rapids suffered injuries to her head and left side Thursday night when she was struck by a west bound North Western streamliner City of Portland at a downtown crossing Police said Mrs Goodhue was walking with an umbrella up before her and failed to hear warnings of the crossing flagman the engineer and spectators She was wearing a hearing device po lice added NORWEGIAN SHIP SUNK OSLO Norway Nor wegian steamship Burgos 3220 tons had been sunk off the cast coast ot England il was announced Friday Its crew was saved GYPSY WOMAN IS ARRESTED Will Be Brought to Iowa Charged With Blessing of Money TIPTON Ind Clarence D Hobbs of Tipton county said he expected agents the federal bureau of investigation here Friday from Iowa to take custody of Mary Anderson 20 of Scranton Pa jailed on a federal charge of flight to avoid prosecu tion In DCS Moines Iowa the fed eral investigation bureau office said the woman a gypsy who used several aliases was wanted in connection with the alleged swindle of 55200 from Ed Schlap kohl Louisa county Iowa farmer last September Sheriff Hobbs said the Indi anapolis FBI office had informed him ihe woman whom he de scribed as appearing to be a gypsy was wanted in Iowa and in various other park of the country for swindling elderly persons out ot money she pretended to bless and multiply She was arrested here at the request of FBI FBI agents said she would be returned to Davenport Iowa to face charges ot violating the na tional stolen property act Schalpkohl reported to Iowa of ficers a gypsy fortune teller he met at a Lone Tree Iowa carnival wrote him letters from Ottumwa and Davenport signing the name Madame Marie Officers said she also used the alias Rosa Lee George The farmer said he was fleeced by the gypsy fortune teller who talked him into drawing his money out of the bank so she could bless it ;