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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             li NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIS i MEM 48 T Otpr or COUP DCS A VOL XLV NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL IXASEO MORES FIVE CENTS A COPX THS NfWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Some See Balance of Power Abroad stalemate some call it a balance of power what most of Mr Roosevelts consulted specialists now see for Europe but not a war They are not very happy about it because it means continuance of unsettled eco nomically and politically re curring crises and it cannot last They think Hitler will be success ful in badger ing Poland for Danzig and a connecting highway They Paul expect German ag gression because that would mean war Opinions differ as to how long thiipower crisis pushing can go on in its present phase Most think this particular phase can last no more than a few months for the simple reason that neither Hitler nor Britain can afford fi nancially or economically to keep so many men under arms and their countries manned forwar the way they are now Hitler was just talking like the crafty politician that he an nounced he was when he said he had not called up any armed forces to threaten anyone This government has ways of knowing just about how many troops he had and in a general way where Inside information you may trust this im that he now has under arms 1200000 men in the regular army plus 100000 Schutzstaufel der royal furores royal guard plus more than 1000000 storm troopers who are not as ready as the regular but nearer ready than the national guard 2300000 military mouths to beled H4flticipated Address This government good idea in advance what Hitler was going to say was not sur prised in one respect Our peo ple rather expected Hitler to be a little rougher on Roosevelt General Goering is accredited with having polished dcr furores wordsvin some degree Extensive precautions were tak en here subofficially to offset by publicity any deleterious political efforts to Roosevelt Newsmen were given timely stories about Mr Koosevelfs earlier peace ef forts including the one by Arthur Krock in the New York Times suggesting the president had in vited Mussolini and Hitler to a conference aboard cruisers at sea about six months or so ago The friendly presidential denial of that one made one fact about the story the administration was not angry about it being published tf o Ghosting Is Obvious No German conceived Hitlers reply to Roosevelt certainly not Hitler Such a deduction has spread in the government control room Upon sober with apparent justification In conception the speech was distinctly an American political campaign speech designed to ap peal to midwestern sentiment and anti Roosevelt Americans Its shrewd knowledge of inner poli tics here could not come from a distant nazi mind Us arguments and appeals were based accurate ly on a studied background of American history which is utterly foreign to dictatorial methods of thinking and ideals Why he even flogged Mr Roosevelts own pri vate American whipping boy thc press The ghosting was so obvious thut some of the isolationist sena tors at lunch next day agreed that the white house would no doubt get around to charging them with having done the job Probably not They would have made it rougher Going around the state depart ment today you may still hear Hitlers speech coming out through the windows of executive offices A phonograph transcript of the speech was made from the radio by Thomas Burke of the state i secretarys office and officials amuse them selves by playin it back The administration wanted to stop Senator Bennett Clark from getting on the foreign relations committee but was outwitted Ap parently Clarks friend the V P had nothing to do with it Clark just went in and organized sup port among senators and had a fighting majority ready lo insist on his appointment as a personal matter The administration candi date Senator Lucas of Illinois could not match him in seniority fr strength so there was nothing for the Roosevellians to do but keep quiet i CCopjrijbl FtilurtJ Inc I MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 1 1939 MASON CJTV THE BRIGHT NO 174 HITLER CITES ARMED STRENGTH SCHNEIDER AID TO K C BOSS REPORTEDGONE Pendergast Secretary Disappears Officers Say Suicide Indicated KANSAS CITY L Schneider who was secretary of several of Boss Thomas J Pen dergasts companies disappeared Monday under circumstances that indicated suicide but the U S district attorney said he would ask an investigation to determine whether the case was a suicide a hoax or a case of foul play Schneider who repeatedly had been questioned by the grand jury Uiat indicted Pendergast on income tax evasion charges was said to have parked his car on a bridge over the Missouri river and jumped in Pleads Not Guilty The car was found within a few hours after Pendergast himself had appeared in federal court and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him In the most recent indictments against the political boss Schneider had been named as a straw man through whom Pendergast tried to hide his income Pendergast Had Collected Police set up watches along the Missouri river The bridge runs from the Kansas side north into rural Platte county It was not im mediately determined how long the car had been parked before it was noticed A search disclosed it contained suicide notes Schneider the federal indictment against Pendergast charged was credited with owning shares stockinj the concrete company which actuallywere iowned by Pendergast and from which Pen dergast collected the income Note Is Found This ordeal for the past month is justtoo much and is getting worse all the time read the note to Mrs Schneider I still say I done what I thought was doing no harm to anyone I love you and Helen his daughter too much to have you go through what has happened to me So please feel that I am resting Maurice M Milligan U S dis trict attorney whose relentless digging into the income tax files resulted in Pendergasts indict ment had no comment It was believed however that he had expected that Schneiders testi mony would prove valuable to the government when Pendergast is called for trial probably next month Schneider presumably jumped from Ihe bridge a tower ing span over the Missouri just before his employer pleaded inno cence in federal court to the gov ernments charges WATERLOOllLL CONTEST FILED Brother Says Witry Gave to Chanty From Insane Fear of Death WATERLOO that Loins W Witry left all but SIO 000 of his halfmillion dollar estate to religious and charitable organiza tionsbecause he had an insane1 and unnatural fear of death and in order to assure his future salva tion liis brother Perry J Witry of Waterloo Monday filed suit to set aside the will Vitry former vice president nnc chief engineer of the Joln Detre Tractor company and at one time associated in the manu facture o thc widely known Wat erloo Boy gasoline engine and iractor died here April 18 His will divided all but S19DOO j eslate among 65 religious and charitable institutions mat tered over most of the states in the union and Canada The brother alleges Louis Witry was of unsound mind when be made tne will having suffered a stroke a short time previously DON BUDGEIS GIVEN AWARD SPORTS BULLETIN NEW YORK Bndre was awarded the New York Worlds fair golden Jaurcl wreath Monday as thc outstand ing athlete of the United States last year A nationHide poll of sporls writers and officials de clared Budge the winner by vir tue of his victories in he four major Icnnis Amt fen AVimblcdon French and Australian championships V Hands Across the Sea President Roosevelt right rides from Pouehkecp3ie X y lo Hyde Park with Crown Prince Olav of Norway as the latter vis ted hf y his Crown Princess Martha Can stcm lo match tlial bs smile the crown it caring POLES WOULD RULE DANZIG May Seek Control to Forestall Annexation Move by Germany llalolnd Danzig free city to forestall any German action toward forceful annexation was raisedMonday by the official Gazetta Polska The newspaper pointing to what it termed German violation of international agreements said policy of Berlin creates a situation which will cause the Po lish government to further its de mands concerning establishment of new guarantees for Polish rights and Polish property in Danzig May Transfer Rights Gazetla Polskas article was in terpreted as meaning Poland might ask the league of nations nominally the highest authority in transfer certain of its rights to Poland The league could invest Poland with police powers in the free city which already lies within the Pol ish customs administration t Although Danzig detached from Germany by the treaty sailles is predominantly f Ver inhab ited by Germans the port handles a great deal of Polands foreign Irade and at the Baltic end of the Polish corridor would be invalu able forprotection of Polish ter ritory in cose of conflict Road 15 Miles It was reliably reported thai Reichsfueher Hitler had followed up his demands of last Friday re garding the free cily and the Pol ish corridor with more details of what he wants including setting the width of a proposed trans corridor Germany highway at 155 miles The additional details were said lo have been conveyed privately to Poland Safety Campaign in Kansas City Starts Paying Big Dividends KANSAS CITY MA traffic safety campaign is paying big divi dends here Last midnight Kansas City com pleted an entire calendar month without a motor car death the first since the Safety council began keeping records in 1921 There have been only nine auto deaths in 1939 the first four months of 1938 there were 32 Sewer Explosions in Chicago Investigated CHICAGO series of mysterious sewer explosions that blew more than 100 manhole cov ers from a west side street early Monday injured three persons shattered several hundred win dows and roused thousands of resi dents from their sleep Authorities believed that accumulated sewer gas or chemical wastes that had been dumped into sewers from cleaning establishments caused the explosions DANISH PAIR AT HYDE PARK Norwegian Prince and Princess Dedicate Pavilion arNY Fair rne their European neighbors Crown Prince Olav and Princess Martha of Norway went to the New York worlds fair Monday Crown Prince Frederik and Princess In gnd of Denmark took their places as guests of the family in the country home of President and Mrs Roosevelt The same homey informality that marked the entertainment of the royal Norwegians Friday and Saturday was being followed with the heir to the Danish throne and vivacious Princess Ingrid They were welcomed at the Poiigh keepsie dock late Sunday by the president and first lady The Norwegians were dedicat ing Monday their native pavilion at the exposition The Danes will leave Hyde Park Monday night for similar ceremonies at their exhibit Tuesday Meanwhile the President and Mrs Roosevelt charted a strictly American program for their royal guests including a picnic at the chief executives new Dutch c lonial bungalow followed by dedication of a new post office i LUilLt at Hhmebeck 16 miles north of here Not only were the Danes to wit ness this traditionally American scene but the prince himself was to lay the cornerstone after Mr Roosevelt dedicated the building Last of Notorious Barrow Brothers Near Death After Crash DALLAS Tex C Ear row 25 the only living survivor of the three notorious Barrow brothers lay near death Monday of injuries suffered in fleeing the scene of an automobile accident Barrow who had served time for both stale and federal offences was driving an automobile thai struck a second car on the out skirts of Dallas Barrow lied and m his haste overturned his ma chine He was cut and bruised and possibly suffered internal in juries Clyde Barrow and his guntot ing sweetheart Bonnie Parker were shot to death in Arcadia La Buck Barrow was killed by a posse in Iowa MAN SOUGHT AS POISON LEADER UNDER ARREST May Be Originator of Insurance Murder Ring Killing 100 PHILADELPHIA Bolber called Louie the Rabbi a witchcraft practitioner by per sons under arrest in the investiga tion of the eastern seaboard in surancemurder poison ring sur rendered to detectives Monday On a warrant charging murder Bolber had been sought four days in the long investigation of the plot that detectives say may have taken 100 lives in Pennsylvania New York New Jersey and Dela ware in the past 10 years He walked into City Detective headquarters with an attorney May Be Originator Police Capt James A Kelly said Bolber may have been one of two principals who originated the scheme that sent victims to their graves and then collected the insurance on their lives With the surrender of Bolber a dozen persons were under arrest on homicide charges One Her man Petrillo was charged with poisoning to death of several An other Mrs Carina Favato inter rupted her trial to confess that she murdered three men Many of those under arrest are of men investi gators have listed as victims of the ring Used as Lure Detectives are still seeking at least one more major woman A murder charge names her as Mrs Hose Carina a widow and EayEiVjgjvas used by the ring Simultaneouswith Bolbers sur render came reports that police were holding a man believed to have furnished poison in wholesale lots to members of the ring Others Arc Questioned Meantime questioning of two other prisoners continued One was Cesare Valenti alien exconvict Detective William J Connelly said Valenti signed a statement Sunday night admitting he helped poison Charles Ingrao for 59030 insurance This statement came during roundtable bickering in which three of the prisoners ac cused each other Detectives also were pressing Herman Petrillo for full details of 21 murders he told Connelly he knew about Firemen Discover Creek Is in Flames UNIONTOWN Pa Volun teer firemen hurrying to an alarm lound Redstone creek on fire A boy had thrown a lighted cigaret m the water igniting a pool of gasoline noting down the stream Fire trucks with sirens screaming sped lo a Wilmington suburban home There was no fire but there was a woman eager to get to a hospital the quickest way The firemen were sorry They had not learned obstetrics at fire college MRS MCARTER IS DEAD AT 55 Mother of Sterilized Heiress Was Formerly Society Glamor Girl NEW YORK Death at 55 came to Mrs Maryon Andrews McCarter mother of Ann Cooper Hewitt the sterilized heiress Mrs McCarter the most spec tacular society glamor girt of her day died in the oneroom apart ment in which she had lived since filing a bankruptcy petition a year ago The cause of her death was not given Married 5 Times The redhaired onetime Vir ginia belle during her marital career was married to five men four of them millionaires and divorced four times Often sued on charges she had failed to pay clothing jewelry and hotel bills Mrs McCarters legal difficulties were climaxed in January 1936 when her daughter charged the mother had duped her into undergoing a sterilization operation Was Never Extradited The 21 year old girls charge was made in a California court during a damage suit She testified her mother had had Ihe operation performed to tighten her own hold on a SI 0000000 trust fund set up by Anns great grandfather Peter Cooper A warrant charging the mother with mayhem was issued but she was never extradited to California to face criminal charges 60000 Pennies Are Taken by 3 Bandits CHICAGO UPJ The three oandits who held up Ben Segal vending machine collector and 1 Jrovc away in his car had their lands full Monday They got S6001 but it was all in of them I Three Pilots Battle With Panda in Air PITTSBURGH transport plane pilots struggled with a giant panda in midair Mon day as the animal being flown across country wandered into the planes cabin when the airliner came into Allegheny county air port for a landing The plane was landed safely although the 70 pound animal bit First Officer M H Cassing ou the hand as the ship came to earth Passengers on the TWA plane were unaware of the pilots strug gle Goes Into Control Cabin The panda was chained in the planes baggage compartment when Tommy Tomlinson chief test pilot lor TWA attempted to step through The animal nipped at his trousers and chased him back into thc cabin Encouraged by the pilots re treat the beast boldly ambled into the control cabin and approached Capt Don Terry Gassing then took over the controls while Capt Terry struggled with the panda Asks For Bamboo Eluding Capt Terry the ani mal managed to bite Gassing as the first officer brought the plane to a landing Bound from China to the Bronx zoo m New York the animal was m charge of Dr A E Best of West China Union university a pas senger in the plane Dr Best did not know of the pandas rampage until the ship was landed Does anybody have any fresh bamboo he asked That will pacify her There was no fresh bamboo available Lion Escaped While BeingUnloacled Is Caught in 10 Minutes BOSTON lion being un loaded from a railroad car for the opening of a circus in Boston Gar den escaped from his handlers Monday and led them in a 10 minute chase around cars in the trainyard just behind the citys north station before he was re captured By the time eight police cruising cars with screaming sirens reached the station the em ployes of the circus Ringling BrothersBarnum and Bailey had cornered the lion atop a freight car and forced the animal back into his cage John Barrymore Not to Contest Divorce Requested by Elaine OMAHA tired John Barrymore arrived in Omaha Sun day night and between spoonfuls of crackers and milk told an inter viewer he will not contest any divorce action filed against him by Elaine Barrie Asked if he planned lo oppose a divorce Barrymore smiled briefly then said No why should 1 I never have before The actor indicated there was little hope foia reconciliation Doris Dudley who replaces Elaine in Ihe cast of My Dear Childien makes her first ap pearance with Ihe company here Monday night Much Damage Caused by Japanese Quake AK1TA Japan earth quake described as thc strongest in 25 years Monday disrupted traffic cut communication lines and caused other damage through out northern Honshu the main Japanese island LOOK INSIDE FOR KLEMENTI VOROSHILOV Declares Soviet Is Prepared for Peace PAGE 2 2 West Unbri Men Die in Collision STATE PAGE Boston May Be New Capital of Majors SPORTS PAGE Hitler MilaWThan Expected Byers Says EDITORIAL TAGE MASON CITKAN HURT IN FIRE Clifford Easley Is Injured While Helping Firemen at Ottumwa OTTUMWA work was begun at the J C Penney company store here Monday where Saturday night flames caused damage estimated at 395000 and injury lo a volunteer fire fighter The injured youth was Clifford Easley 18 Mason City who had been working in a cafe here His condition at a local hospital was described as good He suffered a badly cut hand and multiple lacerations of the face when a deluge stream sent him crashing against a window Every available piece of fire fighting equipment in the city was used in the battle against a stubborn basement fire which lasted for more than eight hours Although the flames never reached higher than the first floor which crashed down three hours after the start of the blaze ma terials in the third floor of the building were scorched and wood work was blistered Stock loss was 575000 Building loss Thick smoke and double strength first floor flooring ham pered firemen as did a crowd of several hundred persons who watched during most of the night Clifford Easley is the son of Mr and Mrs W J Easley 207 Sixth street northeast His father is a plastering contractor in Mason City The son had been living with a sister in Ottumwa The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat warmer m central and cast portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday is Minimum Sunday night 40 At 8 a m Monday an YEAR AGO Maximum gg Minimum 54 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum Saturday night 43 At 8 a m Sunday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 43 Russian Speaker at Ledyard Program on Tuesday Evening evening at oclock Paul Voronaeff a Russian will speak at the Ledyard Reform church Voronaeff has spent the past 13 years in Soviet Russia with his missionary parents Mi Voronaeff is on a speaking four conducted by the Association of Christian Youth Landon to Speak on International Events KANSAS CITY Mo mer Gov Alf M Landon of Kan sas said Monday Jie would deliver an address Wednesday night on international affairs at thc Meth odist unification conference in progress here Tiie address will be broadcast nationally and officials are attempting to arrange for a European hookup NAZIS WORKING ON EFFORTS TO ISOLATE POLES Fuehrer Gives Two Talks Makes Drive Against Enemies BERLIN Hitler Monday praclaimed Germany one of the most heavilyarmed na tions of the world and nazi diplo mats pressed efforts to isolate Poland to make her ripe for yield ing to German demands The Fuehrer and his lieutenants seized upon May day celebrations to unify the nazi reich and strengthen the offensive against international enemies which Hitler began with his Friday re ply toPresident Roosevelts peace proposals In two to 135000 boys and girls of the Hitler youth organization and another to and brain workers in a Berlin mass hit out at charges that Germany desires war Hits American Action He also struck at American ac tion against German goods sayhie The United States has organ ized a boycott against German goods It would have been better to import German goods than German Campaigns against the pur chase of German goods in the United States are unofficial The United States government has im posed a 25 per cent countervailing duty against most German goods to compensate for subsidy of ex ports by Confident of Future German diplomacy is trying to drivea wedge between Poland and Hungary in the hope of isolat ing Poland formerly a partner with Germany in n 10year non nggression pact which Hitler de nounced Friday The German fuehrer hammered away with sentences like these Germany is one of the most heavilyarmed nations of the world today thanks to our strength and thanks to our friends On a day like this I look with unbelievable confidence into the future If ever the hour should come that the world believes it can reach out at Germanys freedom then a millionfold cry will rise so tremendous that the world will know unmistakably that the time of Germanys weakness is defi nitely past Would Complete Enterprises We love peace I have enough grounds to want peace to complete enterprises that need from 10 to 20 years Hitler spoke to the audience of boys and girls and to a threat ening world at the Olympic sta dium His second address was in the Lusigarten before massed workers in labor front uniforms gathered around a 180 foot May pole To the workers he declared that international agitators were working against Germany with all their means jnd I am arming Germany with all my means Class Struggle Absent He said that German unity and the absence of class struggle char acterized this nazi May day The May day of class fights organized by parasites in our midst is over he declared In prenazi times May day was cele brated by labor organizations and leftist political parties In Europe it is similar to Labor day in the United States With restricted living space he said Germany cannot afford the luxury of divided forces There is nothing left for us but Unlive in close unity But he the work ers shouted to a man at what am I without you Watch Polish Situation Hitler said that 9000000 Ger mans had returned from foreign lands to live in the new Germany where classes have been des troyed and the people placed above everything On the diplomatic front Ger many sent Ambassadors Hans von Moltke back to Warsaw to keep a close eye on the tense Polish German situation In diplomatic circles Germany was undcrsVtod lo be trying to cocldie the Hungar ians by offering them a further slice of Slovak territory on con dition that Hungary dovetail her foreign policy completely into Germanys and that she establish a customs union with the reich WILL BALLOT OX SCHOOL dale on a 54000 bond issue for erection of a new school has been set lor May 18 at Leroy school No 1 near Sumner Iowa V   

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