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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HintOK VEM 4 r fr E P T Of I 0 rt 1 DCS UOlKlS U VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UKITOD MM TOU LEASED WIBES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WAN5 NEIGHBORS MAJON CITY THS IfUGHT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 7 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS j y a ij ur iYU iiivJTIUN 5 OO1 CONFESSES ONE OF TORSO MURDERS NEWS ix BEHIN Paul nation Another Hitler Made Crisis Is Overdue WASHINGTON Hit ler made crisis is already overdue if you judge by the strained eco nomic situation within the aa the insiders here do They have noticed his outbursts of interna tional terrorism are usually timed to divert the minds of his people from some obvious domestic de velopments which betray his economic predicament at home His scheme of keeping the German nation alive by feed ing on its own flesh cannot be wholly concealed and the Up that something was wrong again carne recently when the reichsbank an nounced a reorganization putting the bank under the personal di rection of der fuehrer The announcement was smeared with honeyed words that made it appear to be nothing unusual but private advices received within of ficialdom here tell a different story These inside dispatches dis close that Hitler now has the right under the reorganization to determine the extent to which the reichsbank will discount treasury bills It simply means Hitler has been forced to drop the last vestigeof appeatarifces Evemthe the is no old guarantees of Schacht that Germany would maintain this bank as an assurance to its people that they would never again be plunged into the inflationary ruin of the postwar period are thus completely dropped The bank is now in control of the nazi political party It has lost its identity It has become an acknowledged po litical instrument under the same terms which ruined Germany be fore Reasons for Extremity Hitler was forced to this ex tremity for several reasons one because Germany has been unable to regain the world markets for Sudeten exports which she lost when she seized Czechoslovakia Exports from Sudetenland were chiefly textiles glassware and specialty products These were sold everywhere but the U S was the chief market The U S treas urys new 25 per cent counter vailing duty coupled with the un official international economic boycott of German goods seems to have largely closed these for mer sources of Sudeten revenue and drained nazi finance The voluntary boycott of Gor man goods is reported even more widespread in Europe and South America than here Hitler has lost markets in several European coun tries where he formerly enjoyed an export balance His sources of credit and foreign exchange have therefore been curtailed to the point where he must pay for his foreign purchases in gold and thus he tightens the reichsbanks belt to the strangulation point Pay Taxes in Advance Herr Funk who replaced Schacht as head of the reichs bank when German economy got to be too much for the latter lias had to backtrack on parts his new fiscal program also He insti tuted last year a system of rais ing government money by issuing tax advance certificates A corpor ation could buy a tax certificate then hold it six months and use it for face value to pay taxes under a provision allowing great deduc tions for depreciation The loss in revenue due to this depreciation allowance was supposed to be made up by a 30 per cent gov ernment fax on increases in net income taxes Well two things happened Businessmen sold their own se curities to buy these bargain tax warrants and this weakened the stock market The trick worked too well On the other hand the 30 per cent tax had to be aban doned because business revolted So now Hitler is collecting taxes six months in a dis count This does not necessarily mean Germany is about to fold up only that the hounds of retribution are barking at der fuehrers heels Copjriiht Kinj FulnrM lne ADMITS DEATH OF VICTIM NO 4 IN CLEVELAND Sheriff Hopes for Solution to 11 Other Slayings in Series CLEVELAND UP Sheriff Martin L ODonnell announced late Friday that Prank Dolzil 52 year old Bo hemian bricklayer questioned for two days as a suspect in Cleve lands 12 torso murders had con fessed killing Mrs Florence Saw dey Folillo 42 victim number 4 and cutting up her body The sheriff said that Doteil ad mitted killing Mrs Polillo after quarreling with her in her room on Clevelands east side the day before her body was found in a nearby alley in Janoary 1936 The sheriff hoped that the confession would lead to a solution of the other II decapitations which have puzzled police here for nearly five years ODonnell said Dolzil told him he cut up Mrs Polillos body in the bathtub where we found the bloodstains He made several trips carry ing the pieces of her body in a basket to the alley where they later were found He said he took the head to the foot East 49th street and threw it in the lake Head Never Kecovered Mrs Polillos head has been one of six never recovered Seven of the 13 torso victims have been men six women i The sheriff said Bqlzil said an offshbre time1 andhe assumed the headwas carried far out into Lake Erie Yes I cut her up Sheriff ODonnell quoted the heavily muscled unemployed former WPA worker as saying It took me three trips to dis pose of her body I took her head down to the foot of East 49th street and threw it into the lake I did not weigh it down The wind carried it out into the lake KiHed After Fight Please dont send me to Ihe electric chair The sheriff said he man held without charge told county au thorities he killed Mrs Polillo after a fight in his room the night of the murder Parts of Mrs Polillos decapi tated body were found Jan 26 1936 on a rubbish heap and other parts were located two weeks later She had been dead two or three days The man lived near Mrs Polillo The sheriff described her as a prostitute Tried to Borrow Money The sheriff quoted the brick layer that Mrs Polillo came to his room about 8 oclock that night attempted to borrow some money and several hours later struck at him with a butcher knife because he refused to loan her I struck her with my fist It was about 2 a m She was all dressed up the man held with out charge was quoted as say ing ODonne said a lie detector would be used on the man Satur day Detective Harry O Brown gave this account the bricklayers story She and I had been out that night We got home around 2 oclock She asked me for some money but I refused to give her any I then caught her trying to put her hands in my pocket We had an argument because she had tried this before and took S10 She Picked Up Knife She picked up a butcher knife and tried to stab I hit her with my fist in her face and knocked her against the bathtub 1 thought I killed her I went wild I picked up the butcher knife I dont know what hap pened I do remember taking one trip out of the house with a large package Brown said he believed that on this trip the suspect disposed of the upper and lower parts of Mrs Polillos torso as well as one leg found in a burlap bag Made Other Trips I then made two or three other trips two trips I believe down to E 4Qth street and the lake Lake Erie where I threw in some parts of the woman The head floated out in the water The wind was blowing that way I went back three or four times to the lake to make sure the head wouldnt float back to shore Dolzil has lived in the United States 35 years He is five feet six inches tall and has been described as a wiry Tarzan He worked formerly in a Plane Caught in Wires RAINS WEAKEN HEAT WAVE AS TOLL GOES TO 5 Copious Showers Cover North Iowa Following Sizzling Temperatures Iowas heat death loll rose to five Friday as heavy showers Crashing into utility wires while going in for a landing at a San Dego Ca airport this singleseated plane hung in the wire ami then burst nto flames The pilot C B Thomasson VI was unhurt as he made an acrobatc escape He climbed out of the ship and went hand over hand on the wires to the nearest pole inghouse where hegained ex li He has had V passTqttSteicr ayjrig for knives collecting several Four were found in his home Thursday when it was searched Stains found in his bathroom Thursday were pronounced hu man blood by n private chemist whose identity has not been dis closed Moved 4 Times Dolzil had moved four times since he was questioned origi nally last summer in the torsos case according to the sheriff The tip which led to his ques tioning came to the sheriffs of fice four or five months ago from a private detective County Detective Harry Brown at the time deprecated the tip but several deputies decided it looked good They began spending their spare time running it down Frequenting the markethouse district in a tawdry neighborhood fringing that in which Dolzil lives they learned of his passion for cutlery Had Discovered Stains They learned also that he had worked in a packing house and that he hd spent part of the time slaughtering animals Visiting one of his former homes the deputies found stains which looked like blood in the bathroom of the suite in which he lived They made scrapings which Bl opdaispTwas ifound ionjt wof oi the four knives found inDolzils quarters A 23yearold man who has just finished serving a twoyear term in Leavcnworth federal penitentiary has been living with Dolzil Kneiv Another Victim The bricklayer also boasted he knew Mrs Rose Wallace 40 Ne gro another the 12 headless dead found here since September 1935 Previously the man asserted only that he had some drinks with Mrs Pilillo 42 the night before her decapitated body was found in January 1936 The two women were friends he unemployed ex WPA worker declared and visited his rooms frequently Was Held Previously Cleveland police who have done nlmost all of the investiga tion in the baffling mystery of the headless dead held the same man two hours last fall County authorities said how ever between 50 and GO persons might be called to confront the man if further queries failed to shake some of his statements As officers grilled the brick layed for the second consecutive day Chief Deputy Clarence M Tylicki revealed that the man had refused to cat since Wednesday night his arrest Man Uses Con Game to Take From Shoeblack 10 KANSAS CITY old Hoy Steven1 earned S2 shining shoes He spent 25 cents for polish 10 cents for a movie ticket and a cents for popcorn He intended to take the remainder home to his family Up came a thin dark man Like to run an errand for me sonny Be some money in it Sure mister I dunno the man hesitated I want you to pick up an envelope with in it Have you got any thing you can leave with me You know kind of security Roy pulled out his S160 and gave it to the man O K the man said Now get going Ill wait right here1 Roy unable to find the apart of your money son1 Then money t of the dime for the unused ticket Now you better go right home1 They need that dough hate to do t Swanson Navy Secretary Dies brok atures The dieted the sizzling July temper reported Thursday weather bureau pre morc showers with coo ler temperatures Friday night and said the mercury probably would not rise to Thursdays top of 102 degrees at Dccorah and Eldora Fridays new heat victims ivere Fred Burns 53 Eiver Sioux truck gardner who was stricken while picking berries Thursday and Gilbert Walters 34 Elflora harvest hand who died in a hospital there Friday after being overcome Thursday Will Battle Any Change in Neutrality WASHINGTON dec laration which Senator Johnson HCal said was signed by 34 senators stated Friday that the group would fight any change in the existing neutrality law by every honorable and legitimate means at our command The statement was issued by Johnson after a conference in his office with other senators It was immediately interpreted as a threat to engage in a prolonged debate on administration neutral ity proposals Some senators said they considered it an open threat of filibuster The declaration said We are unalterably opposed to the repeal or modification of the present neutrality law pro hibiting the sale or exportation ot arms munitions or implements ot war to nations engaged in war We are against any discretion being lodged in the hands of any chief executive to determine an aggressor or aggressors during any war abroad We believe in the real neutral SECKETARY SWANSON in Virginia Copious showers covered norwe ncueve in the real neutral thern Iowa reaching up to 276 ity of our nation in case any snn rt at Maarmed conflict We are determined to maintain our position by every j honorable and legitimate means at our command son City measured 34 of an inch after the mercury reached the sea sons high of 94 Thursday Edward Bahlman son of Mr and Mrs Earnest Bahlman seven miles southwest of Nashua was overcome by the heat late Thurs day afternoon as he collapsed while leaving a haymow in which he had been working He was re ported to be recovering Friday vHoustQn sSiiiith r 39 Oelwein c HWAiworScer atitrie GeorgeScott quarry vWest Unionwas overcome with the heat Thursday and brought to the West Union hospital He was unconscious for an hour Lightning Causes Fire Fire caused by lightning early iu ms use at looacco 1 triday destroyed the barn unit of were compelled to humor him the Emmetsburg sales pavilion containing 40 tons of bailed hay Heavy rainfall saved adjacent units of the pavilion The loss was covered by insurance More than an inch of rain in the Mishnabotna river valley washed Tobacco Given to Child 3 Limited BROCKTON Mass parents of Robert Nordquist a husky young hopeful three summers Friday fixed his tobacco garets iorie and an occasional pipeful1 daily Mr and Mrs Clyde Nordquist said their son had been smoking about six months with no appar ent harm and that he made such an uproar when they attempted to prevent his use ot tobacco they out a temporary bridge Rock Island railroad officials had just completed at Avoca where an other washout Tuesday morning swept away a 115 foot steel girder and rolled 22 cars of a freight train into the swirling waters He construction must begin all over again the officials said and the railroads main western line is still closed to traffic Winds in Western Iowa The showers which blanketed northern Iowa appeared to be moving south Washington report ing the start of a heavy shower there about 9 a m Washingtons minimum reading Thursday night the highest minimum of the summer weather observers said Heavy winds accompanied the rains in the western part of the state Blencoe reported consider able damage to standing grain from the wind Two persons died Thursday from the effects of the heat They were Alvin Eggestein 52 of Su perior a farm hand Elmer A Blume 48 a Burlington construc tion worker and Mrs Theresa Blume 65 Halbur IOWA BOY 13 ELECTROCUTED Dies Sitting on Radiator Handling Small Electric Drill WAS REPORTED IN ILL HEALTH MANY MONTHS Cabinet Official 70 Had Been in Public Service for 44 Years WASHINGTON Roosevelt announced Friday the death of Claude A Swanson sec retary of the navy at the Hapi dan camp in Virginia Swanson former governor and senator from Virginia and secre L tary of the navy since President Boosevelt took office in 1933 was j 77 years old He had been in ill health for many months i Death came at a m C S T His doctor said a cerebral hem orrhage Thursday was responsi 1 ble F II Issues Statement First word of Swansons death came from the white house when Mr Roosevelt issued this state ment It is with profound sorrow thai I have learned of the death today at the Rapidan camp Vir ginia the greatly loved sec KEOKUK ohn Davidson WILL NAME ASSISTANT D E S M O I N E S dcad George A Wilson announced iin assistant secretary of the state ex ecutive council would be named son 13 was electrocuted in the bath nis mothers apartment shortlyafter liopn i Friday while sitting on a steam radiator and handling a small electric drill His mother Mrs Min Davidson became hysterical after finding him slumped over the window sill His father dice about two years ago and he was an only child Firemen uiccl an inhalator for Swansons Death Is Second in President Roosevelts Cabinet WASHINGTON 7P tary Swansons was the second hour before he was declared UL UHllLdi shortly to lalce over supervision of automobiles used on state business LOOK INSIDE FOR T 1 HkCS Utt From Little Falls LITTLE FALLS Minn Col Charles A Lindbergh took off from Camp Riploy airport north of here at 10 a m CST without announcing his destination Fly ing alone the celebrated flyer who has been making a tour of inspection of army air equipment headed south fifth change in cabinet mem bership as there have been twn resignations George H Dern secretary nf war died in office William H Wnodin died a few days aftrr rcsiffnhifi as secretary of the treasury Homer S attorney central and Daniel C Roper secretary of commerce resigned Out of respect to Sivanson the president canceled Fridays cab inet nvcelinff and press confer ence Attempt at Confidence Game Fails Near Nashua latest confi dence game was pulled off Wed nesday night when farmers com ing in to the band concert were stopped near the fairgrounds by a young man who had placed a coaster wagon across the road Claiming to represent the high way commission lie demanded that the motorist pay him 50 cents lOIni HI T uiiouit lu tin a me a port J ment building described returned f rasK in NPW V to find the man and money gone U1 new l He called police NEW YORK persons Looks like you been conned out suffered possible skull fractures Four persons okull fractures and six others were less seriously hurt Friday in a rearend collision of two southbound trains on the Second avenue elevated line near 18th street The crash threw sev eral hundred men and women off their feet Firemen set up ladders against the L structure to assist and excited passengers to HERBERT HOOVER Makes Proposals to Cut War Barbarities PAGE 2 4467 Acres of Land Sold for PAGE 5 U S StaTsTead Way in Englands Tourneys PAGE 9 y Japanese Perplexed But Resigned in War brief devotions An There rtiii of pain perplexity and resignation ran through quiet services with which Japan commemorated Fri day the second anniversary of the war with China The traditional moment of si lence was observed at noon Sol emn services were conducted at all national shrines and Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagnko of fered prayers for the repose the souls of the ciead of Premier Baron Kiichiro Hira luma led the entire cabinet to Yasukuni shrine the Japanese Arlington and afterwards rela tives of slain soldiers went there brief devotions atmosphere of solemnity was heavy over the capital The attitude of the people is one of it cannot be helped It im plies resignation It does not mean approval Many seek eagerly some sign of peace and finding none they plod on trying to forget higher taxes increased livin costs restrictions on manners and customs the death of sons fath er husbands Continued Chinese resistance causes perplexity among the Jap anese Since childhood they have heard their army js invincible There still are reports of how a Japanese soldier hurls himself into a whole company of Chinese killing most of them and captur ing the rest Newspapers said that in recent border fighting in outer Mongolia one Japanese airplane attacked 22 Russian planes shot down two and drove off the others The Japanese believe the reports It wolutd be too much to say that the armys prestige has been lowered in the eyes of the people A controlled press tells of victories or gives explanations It is explained that soviet Bus Great Britain and France are ingless preventing the longexpected Chinese collapse On all sides you read We are fighting three or four nations If only the third powers would withdraw their as sistance China would collapse to morrow The day when friends and rela tives and members of the local pa triotic association paraded with the Chinabound recruits to the station amid the sounds of brass bands and crimson and white flags is gone Now enthusiasm is forced and excitement has given place to weariness The scenes at the station have become mean ictary of the navy Claude A Swanson I join with the entire country in mourning him as one whose many years of service to the nation have endeared him to all His wise counsel and his phil osophic understanding of human problems will live after him in the hearts and minds of those of us who have had the privilege of being his associates Loyal to Principles He brought to the public ser vice not only ability and integ rity but a loyalty to principle and to duty from which no considera tion could move him By his example he has provided an in spiration for all public servants I personally mourn the pass ing of a steadfast md intimate friend for more than a quarter of a century President Roosevelt ordered na tional mourning in a proclamation issued in the afternoon loll to Toad s5ucd the United which is under construcUon to the Mrfs fiags on public buildings Little Brown church The city and naval posts and marshal visited the place but VeSSels wl be fimv at halfstaff found the coaster wagon nnd own U unsct ot the day of inter er missing upon his arrival None rnlnf by he president had paid him anvthme Swanson went from ihe chair manship of the senate naval com mittee to the cabiiet The Virgininan was reported In have been offered the post by Mr Roosevelt after his senate colleague Carter Glass declined another cabinet post the treas ury secretaryship 14 Years of Public Service Behind the veteran official was 44 years of public service which began with minor offices in Vir ginia several terms in the house then a term as governor of Vir ginia to be followed by the be ginning of his senate service in 1910 He served in the senate until named to the cabinet Included in his public activi ties was membership in the American delegation to the Ge neva disarmament conferences in 193233 Included in Swansons exper ience were many years of service on the naval and foreign affairs committees of the senate He was chairman of the naval committee in the late stages of the World war In 1816 a year before the United States entered the conflict he sponsored a three year building program which pro vided for 16 capital ships In Accord With F R His aclivi ties at that time brought him into frequent contact wi h the future President Roose velt who was then assistant secre tary ot the navy The two were The Weather FORECAST tOWA Mostiy cloudy local Imndershowcrs Friday after noon or Friday night and proh ably in central and cast por tions Saturday morning cooler Friday night and in east and south portions Saturday MINXESOTA mostly cloudy local thunderstorms in west por tion Friday afternoon or Friday night and in east portion Friday night and probably Saturday morning becoming fair in west Saturday cooler Friday night except along Lake Superior cooler in soutahcast Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 94 Minimum Thursday night 68 At 8 2 m Friday 70 At p m Friday 85 34 inch The years highest temperature was recorded Thursday followed by a iiipict decline and rain during the night YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain
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