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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H Aft L C J f HIST MEM 0 E P r 0 FO OcS WO I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUIi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO FINLAND THREATENS SOVIETREDS Dies Is Facing F R Fight By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist HEPRESENTATIVE MARTIN DIES of Texas chief investigator of unAmerican activities in this country seems to be in for a mean fight with the Roosevelt ad mi n i s t ration over his release of the names of 563 government e m p 1 o yes on the member ship roll or the correspondence list of the American league for peace Martin Dies and democracy which Dies says is of commun istic origin Presumably Predict Foreign War Orders to Reach Billion f if f S what particularly stung the white house was the fact that several prominent New Dealers were on the scroll Of course it doesnt follow that all or any members of the league are communists The outfit has commendable enough name And peace lover or good democrat or republican lor that matter might have joined it without knowing that its communislical 1y bached IF it is its chairman Dr Harry F Ward says it isnt As for its mailing list nobody can help being on THAT As a Washington correspondent I ge its releases myself though Im not a government employe Bu I couldnt if I tried prevent the organization from sending its lit erature to me Was It Sordid T can understand tha its trying to agovernment work er to be included in such a roster with no chance to explain himself A lot of people are bound to taki it for granted that hes a red when maybe hes no more roseate than plenty of us I imagine tha plenty of good Americans are foi peace and democracy w h arent a bit Stalinistic President Roosevelt chargec that the publication of that lis was pretty sordid Asked wha he meant by sordid he said th term spoke for itself So you can furnish your own interpretation Id guess that he meant Rcpresen tative Dies was trying to mak political capital in his persona interest regardless of injustice other folk Dies likewise reminded Attor ney General Murphy that we have a law now which requires foreign propagandists in the United States under heavy penalties to register with the state depart ment He called on Murphy to go after them Murphy said o k he would However he added that he wasnt going on any witch plainly implying that he considers Dies a witch hunter These utterances by President Roosevelt and Attorney General Murphy obviously have aroused Representative Dies ire and the answers hes made to the presi dent and to the attorney general in interviews and by radio have been aplenty Slightly Cuckoo Earl Browders case enters into the equation Earl an outandout commun ist has admitted before the Dies committee that he traveled in Eu rope with faked passports If so it implies perjury Thats indictableEarl was in dicted So far no criticism But he wanted to make bond pending trial A woman appeared to offer bail for him She put it up in cash and he was released Yet thereafter she was called before the grand jury to tell WHY she did it Now what business was that of the grand jury I can comprehend why the Dies committee might have subpenaed her to exnlain herself on nation al nrinciples But how was it any of a grand jurys affair F RS LEADERS WIN VICTORY IN ARMS BAN VOTE Final Formalities Only Required to Make Measure Law WASHINGTON A joint senatehouse conference commit ee approved the administration neutrality bill Friday preparing he way for final congressional ac Friday or Saturday The senate arranged to vote riday afternoon Leaders were lopeful the house would act im mediately thereafter but some de clared that chamber might wait until Saturday A sweeping administration victory in the house that re jected proposals for complete and partial embargoes by more than GO votes set the stage for Quick final action and adjourn ment before the week ends The senate and house appointed conferees to work out a composite draft of neutrality legislation In view of the fact that both cham bers gave sizable majorities foi Texas Has Injury Not on Grid Field AUSTIN Tev at the University of Texas werent confined to the foot ball field Friday CoEd Ruth Ruetz 10 was doing ail right fighting back her drowsiness in r music apprecia tion class until she had to listen to a soothing lullaby She yawned ami dislocated her jaw 8 lowans Vote to Continue Arms Ban WASHINGTON o w a congressmen voted eight to one for the motion by Representa tive Sbanley RConn to insist on continuance otthe present arms embargo in the house Thursday but the motion was defeated lowans voting for the motion were Harrington and Jacobsen democrats and Dowel Gil clirist Jensen Martin LeCompe and Tallc republicans The only Iowa vote against the proposal was by Gwjnnc republican repeal approval of the commit tees draft was a foregone conrlu sion The house though ma withhold formal consent until Sal urday As soon as President Roosevel signs the bill warring European nations can begin buying Ameri an munitions guns and planes Some administration quarters pre diet that foreign orders chieflj from Great Britain and France will total within ew weeks Under the bills cash and carry system foreign govern ments must take title to the goods before they leave Ameri can docks where many supplies now are piled They must be transported in foreign ships for a major purpose of the legisla tion is to avoid incidents by keeping American vessels and passengers out of war zones Thursdays house voting brough greater margins for the adminis tration than even its Hcutenarv had expected Three roll cal capped a stirring session that Speaker Bankhead leave his ros trum to make an unusual pica ft lifting the embargo He receive a tremendous ovation from demo crats and republicans alike With galleries packed and man senators on hand opponents als brought up their leading orator to advise against taking a ste which they contended would brin the United States nearer to wa But it was a different hous than on the night last June whe members refused to accede to ad ministration wishes and voted fr a modified arms embargo Abot members who favored the ba at that time voted against by Rcprescntativ Conn to instrui the house conferees o incorpor ate the existing embargo on ship ment of arms ammunition an implements of war was rejected 243 to 181 a majority of 62 Voting to retain he cmbarg were 143 republicans 36 demo crats and 2 progressives agains it were 220 democrats 21 repub licans one Americanlaborite an one farmerlaborite By 245 to 179 a margin of 6 the house turned back a proposr by Representative Vorys R Ohio for the modified embarg which it approved in June Th would ban virtually all arms an other war equipment except com mercial planes Favoring it Thur day were Hfi republicans 3 democrats and 2 progressive against it were 221 democrats 2 republicans one farmerlaborite I and one Americanlaborite Roosevelt Will Issue Proclamations WASHINGTON oosevelt expressing gratification the size of the majority by hich the house showed its ap roval of arms embargo repeal as erted Friday he was glad the neu bill had restored the his oric position of neutrality of the nited States In response to a press conference equest foicomment on the legis ation as it now stands virtually pprovecl by congress Mr Roose elt authorized this quotation Trii very glad that the bill has restored the historic posi tion of neutrality of the United States The chief executive under fur ler questioning disclosed that he robably would issue several proc amations under the new measure nee he has signed it He hoped to et the proclamations out of the ray he said before leaving for his ome at Hyde Park N Y Sat rday or Sunday He told newsmen that after they eft he would see A A Berle ssistant secretary of state to dis uss the proclamations in a pre iminary way Later Friday he aid Secretary Hull will come in or a conference Mr Roosevelt said that he hoped o issue the proclamations as soon s possible after the neutrality lill comes to the white house from ongress That may be sometime Jaturday although there was a light possibility it might arrive ate Friday The president expressed thi hope that congressionalleader vould remain in Washington an be available after congress ad iourns the special session Thursday A motion Shanley D By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS MOSCOW Communist party newspaper declares Finland invites war threat ens send all maneuverers to hell LONDON British watchingCity of Flint hint may make no attempt to seize her of Flint moves d o w n Norwegian coast r e n c h hail arms embargo repeal vote heavy Gorman troop action reported VOTE PLEASES ALLIES NAZIS VOICE THREATS Large Shipments of Munitions to Britain France Are Planned By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was undisguised delight Paris and London Friday over Jnited States congressional ae ion in voting to lift the arms em bargo A semiofficial note issued after French cabinet session at which 3remier Daladier was understood to have devoted much of his an alysis of the situation to the pros pects of buying equipment in the United Slates said the action of congress is regarded in Paris as an event of great material and moral importance It is greeted with great satis faction and homage is paid to the ense of fairness which inspired debate of the American congress and the personal action of Presi dent Roosevelt it said The added that France and Great Britain gain a definite advantage since mastery of the seas and their financial resources permit them alone in fact to take delivery in American ports of products they need In London Supply Minister Les lie Burgin who is responsible foi providing for material needs fo the British fighting forces de Glared the embargo action trans formed the United Stafesirito ai arsenal of unlimited resources for Britain He said Britain probably woul buy machine tools raw materi als gun sfeel and ultimately am munition The doom of the embargo wa hailed as an allied victory and re garded as the most imporLan news of the day in London and Paris newspapers MERCILESS WARFARE BY SUBS IS HINTED BERLIN UR bitterlj critical of United States embargi repeal action hinted darkly Fri day at a merciless submarine campaign to stop nn expected flov of warplanes guns and munition to the allies Unofficial nazi quarters charget that repeal of the embargo woulc mean outright American suppor of the allies Now all that remains is to se whether France and Great Britain can get the stuff across said on informant Official quarters refused com ment until they bad had time ti examine the full significance o repeal A spokesman for the for eign office and propaganda min istry said merely H was not surprising it was t he expected City Within City Ready After eight years of construction external structural work on the Hth ana final building in the Rockefeller Center group in NewYorK has been completed The while line marks the boundaries of tho SIOO000000 city within a city Tile city provides 5llt 000 square feel nf floor space The IZ acres comprise the sreatcst single piece of real estate in the world The land belongs to Columbia uni versity which has leased it to the Rockefellers until the year 2 015 an annual rental of Holland Has a Line of Fortifications Sections of Holland were placed under martial law to bolster military defense plans and o curb es pionage as reports continued that Germany might strike at her allied foes through the Nclhcrhintls Here a group of soldiers are seen traverslne a walk near a camouflaged fort similar to those built by the French n their Magmol line and by the Germans in tlie Siegfried line British Watch U S Boat CITY OF FLINT MAY BE SEIZED Warships Follow Ship When Neavs End of Norwegian Neutral Seas BULLETIN HAUGESUND Norway UP American freighter City of Flint under a German prize crew was reported to have dodged into the narrow channel between Karmoe and the Nor wegian mainland Friday in an apparent effort to escape ob servation by a British cruiser trailing her toward Germany The German prize crew aboard the freighter appeared to be at tempting to make contact with nazi airplanes or a frcigh icr messages from coasfal points reported BERGEN Norway Jritish warships were observed off the Norwegian coast Friday ap parently watching the progress of he captive United States frcightr er City of Flint and the danger was said to exist that they might attempt to seize her The City of Flint passed the Bergen naval district at a SI a m C S T Friday accompanied by a Norwegian minelayer and two Norwegian destroyers Authoritative sources said a member of the City of Flints American crew was sick and under treatment by a physician Observers here said it was pos Huskers of 11 States Vie in Big Farm Sports Event sible British would at tempt to take the City of Flint from her German captors a few hours after she leaves Hatigesund 75 miles south of here when she cuts into the open sea across the entrance to Bukken Fjord The possibility also was c sidered that the City of Flint might have to leave the threemile limit of Norwegian territoria waters south of Stavanger farther down the coast from Haugesunc and across the wide mouth of Buk kcn Fjord to avoid Jaederens reef Iowa Man on Way to Florida Fatally Hurt WENTZVILLE Mo pro jected trip to Florida ended in tragedy here for an elderly Lake City Iowa couple when one o them was killed and the other seriously injured Thursday night William C Radley 68 retired Lake City mail carrier was killed instantly when he and his wife were hit by a truck as they were walking across a highway OPEN LIBRARY ADDITION CRESTON The recentl completed addition to the Creston library will be openec formally to the public Monday s an open house program DECLARE ERKKO ALK IS FRANK APPEAL TO WAR Communist Organ Says Position Is Like That of Polands Beck MOSCOW Pravda organ f Hie communJil party declared riday that Finlands Foreign Min ster Eljas Erkko had directly hreatened the soviet union and hat his remarks of Wednesday cannot be appraised otherwise han as an appeal for war with he U S S R Pravda said Krkkos position was precisely like that of form er Polish Foreign Minister Beck It is knotvn Iliat lie too made provocative speeches before the PolishGerman war and the re sult was that he provokeil war with Germany Beck it said had the support 3f certain powers and because of his Poland perished Britain and France were not named directly On Russias part Pravdn in serted We shall send to hell any and all maneuverers and we shall go directly toward our aims We shall assure our safety and obtain our goal crushing all in our way The newspaper attacked un named political leaders in Sweden during the czarisl regime when Uussia had all of Finland including the Aaland islands they were lick inff the boats of czarist Russia when we ask for only one naval base they are screaming prolcsts National Contest Is Held at Lawrence With World Series Fanfare LAWRENCE Kans ulturc presented its big sports event Friday the national corn tusking contest with all the fan arc of a world scries Champions and runnersup from 1 states took to the rows for 80 minutes of hard labor before a crowd sponsors expected to exceed 00000 It probably is the only na tional amateur contest in which all participants arc profession arc farmers who husk corn for at least part of their livelihood First is S100 V Most spectators are rural resi lents who were not strangers to he farm chore of cornhusking Rules specify each contestant shall husk corn from six rows wo rows at n time Rows are ap proximately a quarter mile long 2ach contestant is accompanied 03 gleaners referee1 umpires and guards Their loads arc weighed iiirl deductions are made Cor husk ings clinging to the cars and foi corn left in the field The cham pionship is determined by the bigccst net load None of the contestants evei won a national championship Al previous titleholders either failed to place in state contests or par ticipated in unauthorized events Contestants are from Pennsyl vania Ohio Indiana Illinois Min nesota Iowa Wisconsin South Dakota Nebraska Missouri anc Kansas 2 IOIVANS RACE TO TITLE Alvin Roberts tall and raw bnned and George Stcffens shor and slockv husked their heart out here Frtdav in the rose bow of agriculture in an effort to capture the national cornhuskin championship for Iowa The 37 yeold Roberts win operates n 160 acre farm nea Afalissa Iowa in county is no novice when h straps his husking hook on hi thumb and starts down the corn rows Tlis long arms tossed a net of 340 bushels in the Iowa final at Failfield Tuesday to captur the state crown and realize repre sent the state in a national derby The jovial Iowa champion neve was discouraged by numerous de feats and as he said it I finall got the breaks The meet Tues day was the eighth state mate in which he had competed Steffens whose load was onl 8 of a bushel less than the win ncrs was a comparative new comer in state meets The onl other one in which lie participat cd he came in last The 2fi yei old vunnerup is single and live on his mothers farm near Wiota Iowa in Cass county The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday slightly colder in ex treme southeast not so cold in extreme west Friday night ris iiifr temperature Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night anil Saturday not so cold Friday night rising tem perature Saturday except in ex treme northwest Iowa shippers forecast for Friday night Northern half 28 southern half 32 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weirher stutis ics maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday nisrht 17 At 8 a m Friday 30 The mercury dipped to its owest point of the fall registcr ng u 17 above zero in a cleir still night YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimuiv 56 Precipitation 19 LOOK INSIDE FOR We know that in doing so they are meeting the request of heir western bosses The article dealing with nego tiations for concessions which Russia has asked of her little Bal tic neighbor came on the day a Finnish delegation was expected to start its final discussions at the Kremlin Foreign circles had interpreted Erkkos speech as conciliatory in tone and foresaw an early settle ment of the Russian requests but the Pravda article used the strongest language yet employed in the fourweek negotiations Citing the fact that Estonia Latvia and Lithuania already had ignccl mutual assistance pacts vilh Russia Pravda said V Attempts to deny the mutual advantages of these agreements for ull their signatories are made only uy their common en emies interested in fomenting war not only in western but in eastern Europe as well parti cularly on the ISaliic coast t v It said that Naturally the gov ernment of the U S S R was oound to address similar propos als to the fourth Baltic country bordering on the U S S land1 Pravda declared Russia iiad met Finland halfway on all important questions mentioning that Pre mierForeign Commissar Vyaches laff Molotoff Tuesday told the supreme soviet that Russia had not insisted on a mutual assistance pact because Finland believed such a pact was incompatible with her position of absolute neutrality The Finnish delegation which has made two previous trips to Moscow arrived for a ihircl time Thursday The Pravda article appeared Friday as the delegates still awaited a call to Kremlin BISHOP G BROMLEY OXXAM Says Education Bulwark of American Liberties PAGE 2 Retired Iowa Falls Man Is Fatally Hurt PAGE 3 Max Schmeling Heads to U S Reports Say PAGE n FAIR FORECAST FOR SATURDAY Warmer Weather Also Predicted for Grid Contests in Iowa DKS MOIXES The weath er bureau Friday promised fair nnd wanner weather for Satur days gridiron tilts in Iowa Temperatures Friday morning averaged about 9 degrees below normal with skies clear in all but Miuth central portion No pre dpitatiun was reported in the last 24 hours Temperatures ranged Thursday from i high of 4o degree at DKV cnport to a tow of 16 degrees I Thursday iiinht at Sioux City Mn 1 son Citys minimum was 17 ;