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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME E N VOL XTJTT FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED KRESS LEASED VmtB iUUKVllill MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 31 They Worry About Italy Other Powers Dont Know What Is to Be Expected By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA When I referred the other day to re ports that Italy may net be whole heartedly op the side of the Span ish conservative rebelsagainst the Spanish liberal government Pre m i e r Mussolini had not yet made his Milan speech outlining Italian policy He did make the speech a few hours after I had written and it served as something of a corrobo ration of the reports I mentioned What Italy demands II Duce made it clear is domination of the Mediterranean This is understand able The Mediterranean is Italys only ocean France and Spain likewise front on it but they have Atlantic frontages also Italy if it cant navigate it freely and get into and out of it at its own dis cretion is bottled up completely Later it may become equality on the outside seven seas tat it must begin with tbe Mediter ranean Italys Chief Obstacle The Italians have just one for midable The French dont wcrry II Duce greatly Franco afloat is not so very much if any more powerful than Italy Spain has some Mediterranean islands and a foothold on the south side of the Straits of Gibraltar which Italy needs to consolidate its position But Italy is so much stronger than Spain that it could seize these possessions in disre gard of Spanish resistance British interests are Italys real obstacle in the way of Mediterra nean control Not Private Ocean The Mediterranean is not Bri tains private ocean as Italy would like to make it its own but it is an important part of Britains highway to India and the remain der of the far east In their Ethi opian campaign the Italians the British out placing John Bull in a very humiliating position But there is no certainty that J Bull will stay bluffed indefinitely Manifestly then Mussolini has Britain in mind when he warns that war will follow any atrempt to thwart the Italian program He is not much afraid of tbe French If he can agree with Spain upon the concessions he seeks he will effect a bargain it will be difficult lc upset At least he will be able to argue diplomatically that an ItaloSpanish dicker is being inter fered with by selfishlyactuated outsiders 2 Spanish Governments Well there are two Spanish gov ernments What does he care which one he comes to terms with In his Milan speech Signer Mus solini did make a mildly friendly gesture toward Heir Hitler But it was perfunctory Germany is not a Mediterranean power Italys and Germanys in terests are not identical It will be remembered that Ger many Austria and Italy were al lied before the World war that Italy reneged when the conflict broke Kaiser Wilhelm reminded King Victor I never will forget your Italy in short is a worry to all concerned Undefendable as Partner It worries Germany because it has proved itself to be so unde fendable a partner It worries both Spanish factions because neither faction can feel sure which factions side it is on also because it is greedy for cer tain Spanish possessions which neither faction is likely to be will ing to relinquish to it It worries France of course as a dangerous as dangerous asGermany to the pres ent Paris government Mussolini virtually having threat ened war on Britain his regime naturally worries the British most acutely The whole situation worries the state department which is super conscious that another European conflict must be to say the least tremendously embarrassing to this country BEGIN MASS ASSAULT ON MADRID To Hunt Flyer Lost in South American Jungle Charged With Biting Thumb of Policeman COUNCIL BLUFFS OR grand jury returned an indictment charging J W James with assault with intent to maim by biting the thumb of a policeman who attempt ed to arrest him The indictment states that the thumb of Patrolman Robert Edwards became infected from the bite so that his life was endangered TWO AIRPLANES TO TAKE PART IN REDFERN QUEST Williams Former U S Army Pilot to Lead Expedition By DEWITT MACKENZIE NEW YORK two plane expedition into the South American jungle to try to find Paul Redfern the young American aviator who mysteriously disappeared in August 1927 while on a nonstop solo flight from Brunswick to Rio de Janeiro was projected Wednes dav under the leadership of Art Williams former United States army pilot Williams who has spent many years flying over the jungle and working in it said he had collect ed first hand information which convinced him Redfern was living with Indians in the fastnesses of southern British Guiana as late as years after his disap pearance Lives in Georgetown Williams now lives in George town British Guiana and is at tached to the British boundary commission working far south in the bush He has just made a quick trip to New York in connection with the proposed expedition and left yesterday for Georgetown pi loting a new amphibian jungle flying necessitates alighting on the rivers Search has been made for Red fern before but no adequate expe dition has been sent into the wilds Last February Alfred Harred said he and Art Williams had found Redfern and talked with the long lost airman Williams denied the story and Harren was sentenced to jail for a proved fake Substance of Situation While in Georgetown British Guiana this writer had several talks with Williams about the pos sibility of finding Redfern alive and here in substance is the situa tion as the airman outlined it Redfern was last reported as sighted by the captain of a ship off the north coast of South America From the course Redfern had set it appeared that he intended to fly straight across the jungle country At dawn of the day after Red fern started from Georgia he found himself lost over southern British Guiana and running short of gas he probably sighted a savannah and thought he could land there and take off again safely Talked With Indians Williams declared he had talked with Indians who said they were in the vicinity where Redfern made his descent on to what he thought solid ground The plane ap pears to have pitched over and the Indians indicated that Redfern suffered a broken leg The natives gave Williams to understand that they took the in jured man into their village and cared for him According to the Indians Redfern was still in that neighborhood four years after the disastrous landing Williams even found an Indian who said he could lead him to where part of the plane was lying At this juncture how ever the chief of the tribe suddenly imposed silence on his people and further information was not forth coming Funds Are Allocated to Iowa Work Camps from relief funds to work camps in Iowa Tuesday included Forest City 133 and Parkersburg Local Contractor HUGH DAVEY HUGH DAVEY 66 DIES SUDDENLY Mason City Contractor foi Many Years Victim of Heart Disease Hugh Davey 66 Mason City con tractor for many years died sud denly at his home 304 East State street about 9 oclock Tuesday eve ning from heart disease Mr Davey had been in failing health for the past three years Mr Davey was born April 24 1870 at Beaver Dam the son of Patrick and Esther Davey There were five brothers and four sisters all of whom preceded Mr Davey in death Mr Davey obtained his edu cation at a country school while working on a farm At the age oJ 18 years he entered the contracting field In 1891 Mr Davey came to Mason City and engaged in general con tracting at which he was still em ployed in partnership with his son at the time of his death Mr Davey was married to Mary E McDon ough July 10 1893 at Mason City Three children were born to this union Mrs Lerach Lester Davey and Mrs Leo Sweesy all of whom survive him Mr Davey is also survived by his wife Mr Davey was a member of the Holy Family parish and the Elks club Funeral services will be held at the Holy Family church Saturday morning at 9 oclock with Father R P Murphy in charge Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The Rosary will be said at 8 oclock Wednesday evening at the home where the body will be taken from the Meyer funeral home Mercury Expected to Drop Below Freezing Over Most of Stab DES MOINES weath erman predicted temperatures would drop below freezing over three fourths of the state Wednes day night The mercury was expected to drop to 24 degrees in the northwest section of the state to 30 in both the northeast and southwest por tions and register about 36 degrees in the southeastern area Highest temperature reported during the last 24 hours was 56 de grees at Sioux City Lowest temper iture early Wednesday morning was 32 degrees reported at Charles ity and Omaha No raicfall was reported in the 24 hour period Dr Dafoe Gets Subpena in Lawsuit CHICAGO Alan Roy Dafoe medical adviser for the Dionne quintuplets was served with a subpena in a lawsuit a few moments before he left for New York aboard an American air liner Wednesday The process server shouldered his way into the plane posing as a passenger He approached the Can adian doctor when the latter iden tiffed himself the subpena was pushed into his hands In the resulting confusion the process server disappeared in the crowd and his name was not ob tained A moment later the plane took off for New York where it was scheduled to arrive at p m C S A spokesman for the airlines said the summons was returnable before Judge John Barnes in the U S district court here A check of the district court clerks office disclosed no action against the doctor which had been filed recently In February 1935 a suit was filed here against Oliva Dionne father of the quintuplets and i5 other defendants including Dr Dafoe by Ivan Spear who claimed Dionne had entered into acontract with him to exhibit the babiesat the Chicago worlds fair in 1934 SURVIVOR TELLS OF ARMISTICE IN DEATH VALLEY Private Lodge Near Bra in Argonne Forest 18 Years Ago By J NORMAN LODGE Private First Class Twentysixth Division A E F NEW YORK W I was nea Bras which they called Death Val ley in the Argonne forest 18 years ago Wednesday Eighteen years stac cato barking of hidden machine guns twigs falling about your shoulders as bullets from unseen rifles zip through the trees of tir Argonne a sudden screech as 77 passes overhead at leas that one didnt have your name on it its the one you dont hear that gets you creep a little further down quick Jerrys spotted rustling in the underbrush and again that machine gun barks Dangerously close now the twigs spatter your face your hear seems to be beating louder than the echoing of rapid fire there cover just a few feet ahead fallen tree only a few feet to safety then a quick glance a your wrist watch the hana point to and you wonder i youll ever make It 1 Just Beyond Tree Just beyond that fallen the danger that hidden sniper whos been legwounding your bud dies all morning No landsturmer or Bavarian that maybe its a Prussian surely hes heard that firing will cease at 11 but orders are or ders silence that sniper but dont kill if you can stop his music any other way its for him too and he might family man Another push of your knees and you can almost reach out and touch your objective that tree why couldnt it have fallen two feet nearer another burst and bees whirl over your head where s the rest of the came out W Another hours passed you think again at the Only must have lived a year in three low bush moves over at your Perhaps its Jerry Lie deadly still and almost force your eyes around to the ears to see what you Its one of the boys who came out with Gain Foolish Bravado He motions you ahead and fear of his thinking ytu Gives you foolish A lunge and with beads of sweat rolling in your eyes you realize youre behind a twofoot thick tree Now along the ground till you reach the end of the Then wait for the next burst of Observe where it came Grenade out Careful not to smack that firing you Its now 40 minutes to go and again you can walk like a man instead of crawl ing Ratatatatat sings the machine gunners song of Eyes trained to notice any unna tural You see an opening in the lower limbs ofa tall linden Hanging there is a It No grenade shot Cant miss Dont kill if you can help it but stop that Carefully take The rifle beaded on the up just a little more and squeeze the Wait now for the next burst so your own position wont be shoe makes an un natural turn u Ripping branches and The trip back Slowly cant take chances Another glance at the watch And only ISjminutes to Suddenly all the whole world bursts Cannon Your own artillery firing into the air whole battalion of ma chine and hosho guns Then again And then another kind of noise Armistice Sheepish ly you rise and with bravado you dont really feel you walk again back to your comrades Sir Edward German Noted Pies man noted Wednes day He was 74 years old Lay Wreaths on Unknown Soldier Tomb WASHINGTON the name of the unknown soldier Sec retary Woodring Wednesday called upon the American people to unite in an endeavor to preserve peace at home as well as The war secretary made the principal address at Armistice day ceremonies in Arlington national cemetery attended by President Roosevelt John J Pershing and a host of others who laid wreaths at the shrine symbolic of Americas honored dead In paying homageto those who achieved victory by the sword we must not forget the great bloodless victories of peace which have en abled us to protect our principles and Woodring said Our comrade the unknown soldier am those who marched with him love fought for peace To their sacrifice we owe our peace In their name we must preserve Foreign Policy Factor Asserting that Americas foreign policy today is a positive factor in the affairs of the the speak er pointed to the government good neighbor policy its effort to promote trade and its coopera tion with other powers in recen monetary moves as factors whicl he said have fostered international good will The world looks toward peace he added In this advance we mus show President Roosevelt went to the grave with Pershing last survive of the allied high command Pershing leader of the American at 76 though his comrades in guiding the victories of 18 years of the British French Italian and Belgium have died Over Ships at Sea Military and naval aides of other powers joined the Americans in their procession down Constitution avenue past the imposing columns of Lincoln memorial and across the Potomac to the soldiers bury ing ground on the steep hill beside General Lees old mansion in Vir ginia Over all the navys ships at sea and at all government posts through the world the flag of tht United States flew Wednesday by Presidential order in commemora tion of the coming of peace Meantime war department offi cials recounted again how the un known soldier was chosen for his tomb of how certain it is that he will remain forever nameless In Identical Caskets Four bodies of American soldiers were selected one each from the cemeteriesof AisneMarne Meuse Argonne Somme and St Mihiel Beyond identification even as to rank service or organization they were taken to the quiet town of Chalons In identical caskets the four soldiers were placed in the Hotel de Ville On Monday morning Oct 24 1921 Sergt Edward Younger slowly entered the room where the caskets rested He circled them three times and then placed a spray of white roses on the third from the left Thus was the unknown soldier chosen HEAR WITNESSES IN M B A TRIAL Opening Statements Made by Prosecutor Dunn Defense Counsel Faville FORT DODGE wit nesses in the trial of four former officials of the Modern Brotherhood America fraternal organization of Mason City and a Chicago in surance broker in fed eral district court Defendants in the caseare charg ed by the gpvernmentwith using the mails to defraud and with ac cepting secret commis sion for arranging a merger be ween the Iowaorganization and the Independent Order of Forest ers Toronto Can Opening statements were pre sented Tuesday by Federal District Attorney E G Dunn Mason City and F F FavtUe Sioux City de ense attorney The defendants areW iss Chicago Frank Parnell Bos Willard Knight Battle Albert Hass Mason Cityivand Clarence Parks Chicago a former president of the Mason City organization KRASCHEL WINS ON 98 COUNTIES OFFICIAL COUNT Has Vote Margin Wilson Not Sure If He Will Contest DES MOINES Candidate Nelson G Kraschel on the basis of official returns from 98 of Iowas 99 counties tabulated Wednesday won the Iowagovernor ship over George A Wilson repub lican by a vote margin The returns from 98 counties as reported by Associated Press mem ber newspapers together with the unofficial count in Mitchell county where the official canvass had not been completed gave Kraschel Wilson Kraschels apparent victory will not become official until the Iowa legislature canvasses last Tuesdays vote on governor when it meets in January The democratic candidate how ever won the election on the basis of official canvasses by county boards and the leg islature does not go beyond the county reports unless there is a con test Demo Clean Sweep Election of Kraschei on the basis of county canvass returns gives democrats a clean sweep of state officesOther democratic wonby substantial margins During the official canvasses Kraschels largest gain fromthe unofficial gave niman 800less margin was in Muscatine WILSON NOT DECIDED DES MOINES Wilson who lost the Iowa gov ernorship race on the basis of county canvasses said Wednes day he has not decided whether he will file a contest I want to go over the whole vote very carefully before I make up my Wilson said Aft er I have done that I may have something to county where an error in addi tion in the county auditors office netted when corrected a 501 vote The canvasses started Monday noon In some counties they were delayed to await rulings by coun ty attorneys Official returns Gor do county reported Wednesday gave Kraschel a net gain of 98 votes and those from Franklin county boosted Wilsons total 10 votes Although the democratic lieu tenant governor lost a total of 542 votes in Lee and Keokuk counties Tuesday he started the day with a margin of votes and ended it with after 64 counties had reported during the 24 hour period Lee Votes Added Wilsons 342 Lee county votes were added when supervisors de cided to include those from a Keo kuk precinct even though they had not been entered on the tally sheet by election judges Wilson also picked up a net gain of 100 votes in Hardin 100 in Sioux and 94 in Crawford counties but lost 100 to Kraschel in Black Hawk and 69 in Iowa The vote canvass in Woodbury county was delayed when republi cans challenged the vote in two pre cincts and democrats in one Su pervisors however refused to throw out any of the ballots and the count remainedunchanged from the complete unofficial re turns LOOK INSIDE FOR CAKL CARLSON Husking Title Still in Carlson Family ON PAGE 2 Pressly Gives Armistice Day Addresses in City ON PAGE 18 Minnesota Still Wants Vengeance for Defeat ON PAGE 11 Towns in North Iowa Observe Armistice Day ON PAGE 3 FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday with not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday somewhat warmer in northwest portion Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 38 Minimum In Night 32 At 8 A Wednesday 34 MAY HAVE TO ASK FOR MORE FUNDS Roosevelt Says Drought Has Slashed Deeply Into Relief Money WASHINGTON its study of financial problems the Roosevelt administration believed Wednesday that it may have to ask congress for more money for relief funds during the fiscal year ending next June 30 How much money will be re quested has not yet been decided but President Roosevelt indicated that because of drought relief the current appropriation of for work relief will not prove adequate This was only one of a score of subjects Mr Roosevelt touched upon in a press conference as reporters asked him many questions Responds to Queries Among his responses to queries were these That he has given no thought to a constitutional give congress power to legislate certain social reforms That the new sliding scale of wagesannounced in the steel in dustryis a move toward a more stable economy and away from fluctuations of the past That he foresees no additional taxes to operate the government next fiscal year That the question of changing the new taxes on undistributed earn ings of corporations will be for the appropriate congressional commit tees to ponder No Diplomatic Changes That no shifts in the diplomatic corps are expected at present That he will indicate in his mes sage to congress Jan 6 whether or not he expects a balanced budget at the end of the next fiscal year The president also disclosed that he had been conferring with Rex ford G Tugwell head of tlement administration on the ques tion of shifting this agency to some existing or new government depart ment andthus giving it a per manent status Other agencies such as the civil ian conservation corps and the na tional prob ably will be brought into manent governmental setup event ually and gradually he1 indicated But he question of governmental reorgan ization stillisto FASCIST TROOPS MOVE UP FROM SOUTH OF CITY Socialists Get 40 Block Fire Within Capital Under Control MADRID C3 Fascist attackers of Madrid began a mass assault from the south late Wednesday It came after the defenders of the capital braced by Catalan shock troops bad held off a new offensive from the west in an in tensive engagement and had con trolled a 40 block fire within the city A terrific battle was raging in the southern outskirts of Madrid fol lowing a heav shelling of the city Observers atop high buildings saw the fascists bring up reserves from the rear then open a new at tack on the government front lines Five batteries placed in the shel ter of rises near Villaverde and Carabanchel opened up on the de fenders Shell Misses Gas Works One shell reached the residential area near the Segovia bridge and fired an apartment building Anoth er narrowly missed the Madrid gas works Detachments of weary militia called out of their Madrid bar racks to meet the fresh assault General Jose Miaja defense chief tain declared many government batteries had been silenced by the insurgent aerial bombardment of Tuesday and that Madrid now was forced to rely principally on her in fantry forces to resist fresh of The insurgents had advanced slightly from Villaverde by riudaf ternoon although the government pressing from the east and south In a flanking movement which struck ia the vicinity of Aranjuez well behind the fascist front lines was menacing the insurgent communi cations line Destroy I Bombers It was anonunced government planes in a bombardment of Avila airport had destroyed 12 bombers and 10 pursuit planes housed in an improvised insurgent hangar From high vantage points with in the besieged city observers saw most of the activity concentrated below Madrid Militia exchanges with the in surgent artillery west of the wooded former royal estates were the only signs of warfare directly west of Madrid Occasionally one of the bigger fascist pieces sent a shell scream ing into the Resales district in the western end of the capital where the fire started Tuesday and still sent slow columns of smoke into the air Trenches in Sight To the south the insurgent trenches just north of Villaverde could be seen plainly Three batteries in this sector fired incessantly throughout the morning most of the shells crash ing into the cluster of tenements on the south fringe of the city Earlier in the day thousands of Catalan reinforcements filled Ma drids battered fortifications Ma chine guns sprayed death across the shallow Manzanares river at Moors insurgent Legionnaires and ascist blackshirts and for a time the defending artillery held Cara janchel Bajo and Casa del Campo o the south and west undergone of the heawiest bombardments since the World war Menaced by Fire The fire which menaced govern ment buildings as it spread a Jall of greenish brown smoke from the Norte station area at Ithe western extremity of the city burned part of Montana barracks where power ful government batteries had been Gets 10 Year Term DES MO1NES C OFarrell 45 Des Moines was sen tenced to 10 years at Fort Madiaon penitentiary by Judge JosephfE Meyer avdistrict court jury of a charge of breaking and entering It also menaced the former royal palace and damaged military build ings in the vicinity of the station The cause was undetermined some said7 an Accident others blamed air bombs or shells from insurgent hat teries Newshells Wednesday fell near the ministry of marine and crashed into other sections across the river from the insurgent batteries Hold Fascists Back But government lines held the fascists back from theriver bridges as socialist fighting planes and ar tillery rained steel into the insur gent positions inside the Campo f An insurgent avjator who desert ed to the government forces at AM cala de Henares with a German plane loaded with fcombs was qubt socialist officials as saying German fascists were flyingplanes directlyinto Spain crossing France at night He also declared thereAwwe considerable number of V   

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