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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 FIVE CEN18 A XF1 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlKtl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY 1936 THIS PHFER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTION SECTION ONE NO 43 ROUTE OF F R TRIP Stewart Pictures Cities Countries Along Way By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN GTON of Spain President Roosevelts first and last visiting i place 7m his South American voyage was cele brated as an anti pirate stronghold in the worst racketecr j ing days of the I Spanish main The metropo j lis of Trinidad off the mouth ol j the Orinoco with I its volcanic ir I regularities was easy to fortify When a shipmaster chased by a vessel under the black flag could make that port ahead of the buccaneers early name for racketeers he was all right Heaven help him heaven seldom did To thesouthward the presiden tial ship passes hundreds of miles of interesting coast seen only through binoculars See Devils Island Devils Island is one of its landmarks The jungle comes right down to the sea Para for example is on the seafront It is quite a modern city of population But its limits end at the jungles edge as sharply as Washington ends on the Potomacs bank Let a resident wander by only a 15 minute walk into the surrounding forest and it is a poor risk that he ever will reemerge The in habitants take no chances the town is more an island on the landward than on the seaward side Rio de Janeiro and the coast to the southward has more back country Rio de Janeiro means Janu ary Portuguese Spoken Janeiro is pronounced as neat ly as it can be reproduced in English the accent on the second syllable Rio do Janeiro Brazils capital doesnt speak Spanish but Port uguese The Portuguese maintain that Spanish is a Portuguese dialect The Spanish say the same thins about Portuguese In reality there is not a great deal of difference Yet a loyal Spaniard and a trueblue Portu guese will not even admit that they can understand each other they can under stand each other when a couple of them are bargaining together the Spaniard hoping to make money out o the Portuguese and the Portuguese trying to get the better of the Spaniard Then they can understand each other all right Miss Sao Paulo An all night railroad ride to the southward of Rio is Sao Paulo In Spanish it would be San Pablo There is about that much differ ence between the two languages Sao Paulo is Brazils great cof fee center and commercially speaking is more important than Rio Its port is Santos It would be nice if President Roosevelt could disembark at Santos make the short run upcountry and give Sao Paulo the onceover However he cannot spare the time to do it After Rio the presidents next will be Buenos Aires on the Rio de la Plata Really Deep Bay The Rio dc la Plata although called a river actually is more of a deep mouth of the Rio Parana a real river and a corking big one which winds away inland and will float ocean going craft a darnsight nearer to its source than the Mississippi Three hundred miles up the Pa rana the naked eye cant see from one bank to the other of it Silver Republic Republica Silver Rover Rio cle la Silver Sea War del No Silver There Wouldnt one think that silver must abound in that Well not an ounce of it cvcr has been discovered there Even the metal currencies in what are known as the River Plate Rio dt la Plata republics are nickel The story is that thefirst Spanish navigator to sight wha now is the Argentine area saw it under a heavy hoary frost which looked silvery And named it accordingly Names Are Fanciful Returning the presidential cruisers will touch at Montevideo I already have had occasion to remark that Montevideo means I have seen a and that Montevideo capital of Uruguay is not built upon a mountain but only a goodsized hillock The old time Spaniards who gave these names must have been fanciful folk GERMANY AND JAPAN SIGN PACT Harboring Raccoons FAIRFIELD IP Its against the law to harbor raccoons and Paul Williams charged with hav ing one in captivity was sent to jail for 30 days WILL AID EACH OTHER IN FIGHT ON COMMUNISM Other Nations to Receive Invitations to Join in Agreement BERLIN and Ja pan signed Wednesday an agree ment directed against the com munist Internationale The alliance was signed at the foreign office after the govern mcm had announced it would pubhn an official declaration Wednesday afternoon Joachim von Ribbentrop Ger man ambassador to Great Britain who i considered Adolf Hitlers personal adviser on foreign af fairs affixed his signature on be half of the German government was represented by Japa nese Ambassador Kintomo Musha koje Ambassadors Invited Ambassadors of all foreign na tions were summoned by sudden invitation for the ceremony The agreement asserting the in ternal1 onal communist organiza tion with headquarters at Mos cow is aimed at directing and violating existing states with all means at its said the two governments believed toler ance of such alleged interference world peace at Hence Japan and Germany bound themselves for a period of five years to 1 inform and consult with each other and execute coopera tive action to combat communist Internationale activity Ask Others to Join 2 Invite third parties whose domestic peace is endangered by the disruptive activities of the communist Internationale to join them 3 Exchange constant police in formation on the subject 4 Take strict measures at home or abroad against persons who directly or indirectly serve the communist Internationale and 5 Cooperate in an internation al campaign against communism through a permanent German Japanese commission The agreement consists of a preamble three articles and a supplementary protocol under which both nations to the alliance agree to inform each other of all measures considered effective to halt the spread of communism FishingArrangement Soviet Russia contending the GermanJapanese agreement was a military alliance against the Moscow government refused last Saturday to sign a new agreement allowing Japan to fish in eastern Siberian waters The fishing arrangement re garded as highly important to Japan because she gets the bulk of her fish from these waters would have extended the rights for eight years The present agree ment expires Dec POLAND MAY RECEIVE INVITATION TO JOIN TOKIO Japanese for eign office announcing the Ger manJapanese accord against communism indicated Wednesday a bid to Poland to join the alli ance In a statement supplementing the text of the agreement the for eign office linked Poland to Ger many and Japan as the further objectives of Komintern activi Although the Japanese state ment mentioned Moscow as the seat of the Komintern which the Berlin text did not the foreign office said The present agreement is not directed against the soviet union or any other specific Japan charged that the Komin activities were directed in support of Chinese communist armies in order to fight Fascists Fight to Rescue Comrades LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES W FAY Stiger Beats Fay for Short Term in Court ON PAGE 2 Washington Gets Nod in Last Coast Loop Tussle ON PAGE 9 Move Gets Under Way to Rebuild Local Fair ON7 PAGE 5 Trophy Winners at 4 County Fair Announced ON PAGE 8 Gambling Equipment Seized 20 Persons Arrested in Raid DES MOINES ar rested 20 persons and confiscated a marked table top dice and dice boxes as evidence of gambling in a raid on the Link cigar store here late Tuesday night Sam Lavine and Alfred Weldon arrested as managers of the store were released on bonds each when they pleaded innocent to operating a gambling house The 18 men were released on bond of after being booked on charges of unlawful assembly and gambling Dec 2 was the date set for hearing of all cases Tuesday nights raid was the fourth staged here since last June convictions have been obtained flom the raids FREE ESCAPED IOWA CONVICT State Not to Ask Return of Sorensen From Colorado DES MOINES Clyde L Herring turned Christian W Sorensen escaped Iowa convict captured in Denver back to his wife Wednesday a free to live under his own name and to make good for the woman who stood by Weve the governor said after conferring with Iowa control board members that we wont ask his return to Iowa to finish serving his prison term he got for stealing 50 bushels of oats Has Gone Straight Testimony taken by Gov Ed Johnson of Colorado shows Soren sen has gone straight since he escaped Since the purpose of our penal system is to reform men I can see no reason why we shouldnt temper justice with a little mercy and give him a chance to go on making The testimony the governor said showed the wife he married under the name of Hansen be lieves in him and thats a pretty good Paroled Next Day Sorensen who was sentenced at his home in Sioux City fled from the Clive prison farm Aug 20 1934 after serving three years of his The Iowa parole board uni formed of his escape granted him a parole the next day because he had made a good record at the farm and Anamosa reformatory The parole was subsequently re voked The governor said Wednesday he and other prison officials planned to ask the board to rein state this parole so that the gov ernor can give Sorensen a final discharge and thus clear him Fumes Blamed for Death of Five Men NEW YORK releas ed by chemical ice were blamed Wednesday for the death of five men who suffocated in the hold of a ship at the Brooklyn terminus of the New York state barge can al Three others were overcome but were rescued by policemen who donned gas Hurt Playing Football small son of Mr and Mrs K J Smith broke his left arm below the elbow Sun day morning while playing foot ball with the boys of the neighbor hood Siamese Twin Lives on With Brother Dead By HOWARD W BLAKESLEE NEW YORK Simplicio Godino Siamese twin whose brother died Tuesday night after an illness of 10 days was a com plete man Wednesday for the first time in his life made so by a rare feat of surgery which separated him from his other Lucio the twin who died pos sessed the complete body and takes it with him to his grave Plastic surgery gave the living brother the missing part a rectum This was the only organ in com mon between these 28 year old twins Lucio was stricken while mo toring here from North Carolina where the brothers had made a theatrical appearance At first it was believed Lucio had pneu monia but today the fatal malady was announced as rheumatic fever Not 111 for Instant Simplicio who lay in the hos pital bed with his brother was not ill an instant He bewailed the plight that kept him in bed al though he felt well He took his brothers death bravely During the operation the twins wives remained in a room in the hospital shaken with grief and anxiety They are sisters the for mer Natividad and Victoriana Matos and were married to the twins in Manila in 1929 They were still at the hospital today where it was announced that Simplicio had a blood transfusion had eaten and was doing very He had a prolonged sleep The brothers were connected at tissue at the base of their spines They were virtually back to back When one walked forward the other walked backward Blood Systems Distinct Their blood circulatory systems were virtually distinct a fact which is believed to have saved Simplicio from catching his broth ers ailment Their nervous systems were likewise separate This made it possible to do the separation oper ation without an anesthetic The separation line was made through the tissues of Lucio after he died and with no brother pain to the living After the separation the plastic surgery operation was done with all the usual technique The names of the attending physicians were kept secret Wednesday at the New York hospitarwhere the op eration was performed The facts about the unusual separation and the plastic operation afterward were made public by the Medical Information Bureau of the New York Academy of Medicine WPA Road Project Worker Buried by Dirt Slide Killed MAGNOLIA Nel son about 40 WPA worker was killed Wednesday when a dirt slide buried him while working on a road project between here and Pisgah Charles Daugherty and Amos Kersten also WPA workers were injured The men were installing a large culvert on the road when the slide buried them Several men inside the culvert were trapped but not injured The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday not so cold Wednesday night ris ing temperature Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday light snow in northeast Wednes day night rising temperature Wednesday night and in south east portion Thursday colder in northwest portion Thursday aft ernoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 46 Minimum In Night 11 At 8 A M Wednesday 12 Snowfall Trace The mercury in Mason City dropped down into the really chilly zone Tuesday night The snowfall recorded in the table above fell in the early evening During the night there was a heavy frost which simu lated a morning as branches snowstorm it fell Wednesday from tree MEN MAROONED IN HOSPITAL AS BATTLE RAGES Insurgent Planes Bombard Spanish Defenders of University City By JAMES C OLDFIELD MADRID ff Fascist troops fought a futile allmorning bat tle Wednesday to rescue comrades marooned by govern ment troops huge hospital clinic in the university city An international brigade sur rounding what once was one of Europes finest hospitals held its ground although a flank attack by the insurgents seemed for a time to be menacing the first houses of interior Madrid Thirty fascist bombers and pur suit planes bombarded the uni versity city defenders and long range guns dropped shells in the center of Madrid Planes Patrol City Twelve government pursuit planes patroled the city after three insurgent planes had ma chinegunned militiamen at the northwestern barricades of Ma drid An empty cartridge case from one of the planes fell through the glass roof of a passageway be tween the garage and the chauf feurs quarters of the United States embassy Within the capital the govern ment ordered families refuged in cause of the awful sanitary conditions Propaganda Organization At Cartagena police semiof ficially reported the discovery of a wide nazi espionage and prop aganda organization It was at this port that the government cruiser Miguel de Cervantes was disabled Sunday by explosions which the government has laid by pointed inference to German submarines Reports said interesting docu ments had been discovered at the German consulate at Cartagena and sent to Valencia for govern ment inspection The newspaper Claridad mean while said militiamen who seized and closed the former German embassy her yesterday had found a large night signaling apparatus and a veritable arsenal of guns and Phantom Cars Used It added Phantom used by subversive fascists to dash about the city at night shooting militiamen were quartered at certain Six British members of parlia ment who came to Madrid in the hope of viewing a fascist bom bardment arrived early Wednes day from Valencia and visited General Jose Miaja the defense chief The government soldiers virtu ally encircled the beleaguered fascists in the hospital clinico The war prisoners inside the shelltorn building strove vainly to halt the surrounding movement Insurgent Commander Francis co Francos forces meanwhile thrust toward the city in all sec tors along the northern and west ern boundaries The fascists were suffering from a scarcity of food and warweary said the government de fense council Awaits Reinforcements Official quarters declared Gen eral Franco was awaiting rein forcements from other parts of Spain before a concentrated at tack on Madrid He had tried in vain to capture the capital with the only forces he has Madrid socialist com manders said Evacuation of the city was speeded up by a brief artillery bombardment Tuesday night Eight insurgent shells crashed into the central district Political refugees in the German and Italian embassies were re moved by diplomatic representa tives of other nations after the government ordered the buildings sealed When socialist militiamen ap peared to enforce the order they found the Italian embassy empty Fifth rightist Spanish some of whom were were taken out of the German embassyby Norwegian Dutch and Rumanian representa tives No Bombs Dropped The command against the diplo matic headquarters resultedfrom the recent recognition of the fascist provisional government by Italy and Germany informed sources declared Insurgent planes circled over Lindbergh Unreported on Three Hour Flight Safe Landed Plane at English Airdrome After Hop From Ireland LONDON Charles LTndbcrgh landed at 4 p m Tues day at the Royal Air Force air dome at Sealand near Chester and drove away wtihout a word it established Wednesday night That settled definitely a day and night of near alarm resulting from absence of any report of the colonels arrival following a three hour fright from Ireland It was presumed Lindbergh had gone to his home Seven in Kent Even before his were established whereabouts anxiety had been eased by the terse assurance the colonel is quite from a woman at the flyers country house Calls Report Silly Reports that he is missing are she said over the telephone He is quite all Then she hung up refusing further information Telephone exchanges at Dublin and Belfast were flooded with in quiries throughout the night and morning Attendants at airports around London also were deluged with queries They could only answer He hasnt landed Mystery Is Disclosed Frank Aiken Irish minister of defense who conferred with Lind bergh before the takeoff Tuesday first disclosed the mystery of the flyers unreported position British istry in London said plane crashes had been reported to They said they believed Lindbergh was safe but they not know he was One factor caused the swelling Lindbergh told Aiken before he left Dublin that he would fly directly to Croydon air drome outside London But Croy don officials did not check the American flyer in and neither did any other airports in the Lon don area Fog Over Channel A contributing factor was the heavy fog over the channel and along the airroute above Lanca shire and Cheshire This fog some quarters declared might have caused the flyer to change his plans and land at some outof theway field Many knew the flyer had at tempted once before in the last three days to pilot his new plane back to England That was Sat urday when he was forced to re turn to Ireland because of hazar dous weather and fog over the Irish sea He flew to Ireland last week in his own plane to inspect prospec tive transAtlantic air bases 9 KILLED AND 65 HURT IN CRASH ON CHICAGO Human Element and Not Defect in Equipment Gets Blame CHICAGO worst ele vated train wreck in Chicago his ory left nine dead and at least 65 in as the full explanation of the tragedy was sought by a four ply investi gation were trapped in a vooden coach of the Chicago Elevated lines 20 feet above street evel when a pound steel car of the North Shore line tele scoped it The heavy car plowed twothirds of the lighter cars length like the piston of a valve breaking out the wooden coach sides The dead R F Larson 39 Miss Mary Mullen 27 Quinn Morrison 37 Jack Diffendahl 64 Miss Vera Lcfebure 35 Sam Schwartz 52 Raymond Winberg 45 Jacob Borchardt 55 Miss Nell Wilson 35 The first official opinion of what caused the accident came from Bernard J Fallo general manager of the L lines He announced the belief after a nieht and morning and investi CHARLES A XINDBERGH the capital Tuesday night after the shelling apparently charting the artillery hits As far as could be learned the ships dropped no bombs The Salamanca district in Northeastern aside by the fascist as a neutral zone will not be recognized as such Gen Jose Miaja leader of the de fense junta announced Recognition of the area as neu he said would virtually give the insurgents permission to bombard other sections of the city Committee Named Informed quarters in the capi tal declared the socialist govern mentof Premier Francisco Largo at named a committee to set up an autonomous Valencian govern ment composed of nine ministers The administration would be formed it was said in an effort to strengthen the union of all Spanish regions It would follow the design of the autonomous Cat alan government in northeastern Spain and Basque regime cen tered in Bilbao The government forces under Col Jose Mangada attacked fas cist positions near Robledo de Chavela southwest of El Escorial an official insurgent broadcast from Seville stated Gen Gonzalo Queipo de Llano the broadcaster declared the so cialist troops were repulsed with heavy losses Refugees in Attack He also declared groups of government refugees reappeared from behind the hills around Ba dajbz and Toledo and attacked in surgent positions south of Tala Gen Jose Miaja commander of the defense junta issued a communique reminging the enlist S GERMAN NOT TO DIE IN RUSSIA Sabotage Death Sentence Changed to 10 Years Imprisonment MOSCOW I Stickling German engineer condemned to death for sabotage was saved from execution Wednesday night by the federal executive commit tee The death sentences of Stick ling and two Russian defendants were commuted to 10 years im prisonment Six other Russians also con demned for the alleged conspir acy to sabotage a Siberian mine have been executed A brief announcement from the Moscow executive committee saic merely it was found possible to reduce the Stickling Leonanko and Kovlenko to 10 years but that the others were already shot Germany had protested vehe mently against execution of th engineer Weatherman Says Thanksgiving Day in Iowa to Be Fair DES MOINES weath erman Wednesday promised a fair Thanksgiving day for Iowa with sunshine and rising tempera He said thermometers would start their gradual rise Wednes day night with a minimum of 18 degrees expected in northeast Iowa and 22 degrees in other parts of the state Sides wereclear Wednesday ex cept in the extreme east portion where clouds were reported at Keokuk and snow at Dubuque The coldest temperature report ed in the state Tuesday night was 10 degrees at Spirit Lake ed trench diggers of their obliga tion to continue working on forti fi cations skirt around Madrids out At Valencia socialist officials anounced the arrivalof 960 fastis prisoners evacuated from the model prison irrthe capital They were sent to the San Miguel de Los Reyes prison Almost all are former army of ficers gravely involved in the re belion and belonging to the no torious fascist which was to fifth column1 have struck Madrid in unison with the insur gent forces besieging the capita an official statement failure or the human element rather than to any defect in Key figure of the investigations was Van R Grooms 36 motor man of the North Shore train Grooms who was injured and doctors said is in a overwrought mental was in tech nical custody in a hospital Says Lights Dim Deputy Coroner James T Wlialen who obtained the only statement from the distraught railroad man quoted Grooms SK saying the lights on the L train were so dim I couldnt see them until I saw the car itself I put on my brakes but it was to late to Two policemen were at Grooms side and permitted no one to see him until he is able to give a de tailed story Dri C T McGarry said Grooms own injuries were severe lacerations of one leg and chest bruises He escaped without broken bones McGarry said Both railway companies the coroner and the fire department launched investigations First of ficial account was to come at an inquest into the nine deaths Doc tors feared the injuries sustained by some of the 65 under their care were so severe that the death toll might rise Bound for Home Those later dead and injured boarded the express L train in the Chicago loop district about oclock Tuesday night home ward bound in the evening rush hour to residential districts on the far north side The North Shore train part of the fastest transpor tation available in the city was also north bound filled with pas sengers living in northern su burbs It was dark but at Granville station 62 blocks north of the the fourtrack elevated right of way runs straight Police said trains should be visible for a mile and a half at the point The crowded elevated train traveling on the outsidetrack of the two northbound lanes stopped at Granville Its motor man was awaiting a signal to move to the inner track Heard Four Blasts Passengers told of hearing four blasts on the whistle of the ap proaching North Shore train traveling investigators said about 40 milesan hour Then the steel train ripped into the wooden coach last of the eight cars on the Pending a detailed account from Grooms no official of either railway line offered an explana tion for the crash The collisionthrew many of the L coach passengers out the splintered sides of their car and down to the street below Arcs from electrical short circuits threw the scene into an eerie blue light One of the survivors W J Jef fery young lawyer and insurance man said Wednesday that most of the passengers in the wooden coach were looking to the rear of their car when the steel traintel   

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