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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             MAR ON H f ST 0 E P r of O NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY BRIGHT IPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AN tWBM PKSS FUUl MASON CITY lOWATsAJrURPAY TTTTY 110S PAPEB CONSISTS OF tWO SECTIONS Japanese Show How U S Is Aiding War Here is one for the peace booklets The United States treasury is contributing money to finance the Japanese w a r in China A photograph of an old age benefit check check drawn by the treasur er of the Unit ed S t a te s in favor of a Jap anese living in Honolulu a p peared recently in a Tokio Paul Mallon anVonP 23Z JSOSLAYERCHANGES STORY e contributions to the Japanesewar chest It was surrounded by print ed Japanese hieroglyphics an nouncing that farm Benefit checks sou conservation payments as well as social security gratuities from this critical U S government were Deing forwarded to the war fund by loyal Japanese A campaign is being conducted by the Japanese to get all these checks they can I ne paper says Thank you so Most of these contributions are going through Hawaii 60 per cent of the population there being Japanese Neither the social se curity nor the farm law limits payments to American citizens Social security has distributed about to 280 beneficiaries m Hawaii anH if the Japanese got their 60 per cent they got around from this source Over was distributed in Hawaii in farm benefits last year but mostly to 48 large sugar companies Agricultural authori no more could possibly have gone to the Japanese tenant farming class The amount of Secretary Mor genthaus contributions to the Jan cause are therefore not stupen dous the check exhibited by the ewspaper called for but Mr Morgenthau wil no doubt be amazed to learn he has been contributing even a pit tance to dictatorial aggression U S Oil to Japan The U S is also beating its democratic breast for having stopped airplane shipments to Ja pan but it has been sending un noticed large quantities of gaso line to fly the Japanese bombers over Chinese cities Commerce department figures here show tremendous increases in shipments of petroleum rav and refined since the Japs started their 1937 push in China Exports for 1936 were 21000000 barrels year fhey Jumped to 28000000 and then last year up again to 31000000 For the first quarter this year they ran off to 8000000 compared with 10 000000 last year No one here contends this makes good sense Officials just ask what they can do about it The Brit ish who are now trying to save not only their dinner jackets but their trousers from the Japs at Tientsin have been doing the same thing So have their friends the Dutch Anairplane they say is an ob vious instrument of war but hc gas to fly it is not Furthermore American airplane manufacturers volunteered not to sell to the Jap anese they have as much busi ness as they can handle domes tically but west coast oil firms did not they are not getting any subsidy orders from Washington Tools Are Shipped Just to make the present policy completely topsyturvy there is a fairly well authenticated report that American engineers have been employed by the Japanese to build aircraft factories near Tokio since plane shipments were stopped The munitions control board here seemed to deny it but all that Chairman Joseph Green actually has said is that the board could find no evidence Aviatinn circles think the reports are true and in Tokio they are accepted as Commerce figures disclose we have been shipping increased quantities of machine tools to ihe Japanese to build something First four months figures indicate ma chine tool shipments to Japan will liin this year com pared with only before the latest war started iCopyrlrhL KJ ENGLAND PLANS HUGEBLACKOUT AIR RAID TEST 2 Speakers Declare British AntiAircraft Organization Complete LONDOW UPJ Onethird o England will be raided Satur day night by royal air force planes in the greatest blackout ever hel by the British forces Fifteen counties of southwestern England comprising about 16000 square miles will be in darkness from 11 p m until 4 a m Sun day while for the first time since ihe World war lights along the 250 miles of the Sussex and Kentish coastline will be extin guished The blackout comes as Britons read the statements of two key speakers who declared the coun irys antiaircraft organization now could repel any fleet which an enemy could send Sirens Give Warnings The speakers were W L Wrightson chairman of the river committee of the Port of London authority and Air Vice Marshal T L LeighMallory Shortly before 11 p m sirens will give the first warning of the air raid maneuvers calling up hundreds of thousands of air raid precaution workers as the squad rons of fighters and bombers ap proached Motorists were asked to tu Keep off the roads but if they must ravel to use only tail lights and dimmed side lights Must Screen Windows Ihe ohnds of train compart ments must be drawn Household ers must screen all windows with blankets or heavy draperies Po lice will knock on the door to in form them if any chinks of light are showing Polica wearing spe cial ultraviolet lamps will be posted at all important crossings Hoyal air force planes will roar overhead and drop simulated in cendiary bombs which auxiliary air raid precaution firemen will combat RUMEN MAN IS FATALLYINJURED Sievert Rierson 40 Dies After Wreck East of Emmetsburg Bier son about 40 of Ruthven died Saturday morning at about 11 oclock of injuries suffered when FRANK H BURGESS Publisher of Tribune at La Crosse Succumbs PAGE 2 Iowa Business Still Retains High Level PAGE 8 Stars of State Set for Battle at Club PAGE 9 U S IN PROBE IN LOUISIANA Resigned U Building Supervisor Had Gold Door the car in which he was riding llu was name crashed into a cement bridge four miles east of Emmetsburg on high way 18 earlier Saturday M A McAdam also of Ruth ven and driver of the car told officers that he was blinded by lights of an approaching car Rierson suffered a crushed chest broken leg and internal in juries He was taken to the Palo Alto hospital at Emmetsburg Mc Adam suffered minor cuts and bruises and was dismissed from the hospital Saturday The car was demolished The men were enroute from a business trip at Mason City at the time of the accident The Weather FORECAST inc Japanese Apologize for Endangering Ship SHANGHAI British jmbassy said Saturday that Jap anese authorities had apologized for endangering the British gun fioat Falcon in a bombing raid on Chungking The British navy had nrotcKted joJ and Sunday cooler in south central and extreme cast por tions warmer in extreme north west portion Saturday niglit warmcr in south and extreme cast portions Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday nijfhl and Sunday ex cept threatening at times in north portion Saturday nicut cooler in northwest warmer in southwest portion Saturday night cooler Sunday except in extreme southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis 84 tics maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO maximum Minimum Rain WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO mWeather out look for week beginning July 10 upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair moderate temperature fjrs of week warmer followed by sliow cr period middle generally fair i and cooler BATON ROUGE La federal government took a hand n Louisianas scandals Saturday and indicated that criminal actioi vouid be taken against severa more leading political figures in addition to the two state buildine charged with divert ng WFA labor and materials to private use The federal grand jury in New Orleans was still hard at work after having indicted George Laldwell resigned building su perintendent of Louisiana state university who lives in a mansion vitii golden door knobs and bath fmlAres and who allegedly made WPA workers build some oarns and a corn crib on the estate 3f former Gov Richard W Leche tederal authorities in Baton Rouge joined the crusade by charging James Marshall 42 for mer WPA foreman on many uni versity building projects with misusing WPA labor and mater ials I0t his o ail but Marshall went t jail in lieu of 37500 bail WARNS AGAINST INTERFERING IN WPA PROJECTS Official Threat Made of Prosecution on Felony Charges By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spreading strikes and protest walkouts by skilled craftsmen on the WPA against subunion wages and longer hours Saturday drew an official threat that all persons who interfered with WPA proj ects would be prosecuted on fel ony charges Simultaneously under pressure from AFL leaders supported by rival CIO chieftains in a united labor front a movement devel oped among some members of congress to revise the new relief act and restore prevailing union wage standards 100000 Are Idle AFL officials estimated 100000 WPA workers over the nation had been made idle by the mass pro tests against the action of congress m setting their work month at 130 hours Heretofore under the pre vailing wage scale system some workers earned their monthly wage in as few as 50 hours al though others were required to work longer depending on the local scale for their type of work WPA officials differed with union leaders on the extent of the strike but in Washington Col F C Harrington works projects commissioner said the work stop page was growing but not very rapidly Warned of Dismissal Colonel Harrington who told AFL leaders Friday he thought it extremely doubtful the relief act could be interpreted so as to allow restoration of prevailing union wage scales warned strik ing WPA employes that absence from the job for five consecutive days would bring dismissal The commissioner also began he tasks provided by the new re lief law of eliminating by Sept 1 geographical differences in WPA wages and ordering 30 day layoffs for employes who have been on ne rolls for 18 consecutive months He said about 600000 persons or onefourth of the WPA rolls would be affected by the layoff order r f f Ifi Torso Victim Scene of Slaying GEOFxGE CALDWELL Gold Door Knobs Ask Death Sentence or Bestiero Who Surrendered Madrid MADRID prosecutor demanded the death sentence Sat urday for Julian Besteiro repub MaJJleader who surrendered Madrid to the nationalists at the end of the Civil war Went on trial for hs life before a court martial of seven high army officers for opposing the nationalist regime and so cialistic activities The trial was the most imporl drcds vvnich have been held wilhl out cessation tincc the end of the Mo Letup in towas Heat Wave Is Seen DES MOINES cloud ess weather promised a continua icn of Iowas current heat vave over the weekend the veather bureau said Saturday Skies were clear Saturday morn ng under a sun that drove the nercury up to a high of 99 de rees at Keokuk Friday Ther nometcrs generally passed the 0 degree mark over the state Fri ay It was only 86 in Mason uy however Burlington had 88 Aibia and Mount Ayr 95 Davenport and Clarmda 94 Iowa City and Cedar Rapids 91 and Des Moines Cres ton Atlantic Marshalltown and Waterloo 90 Several light showers were re ported in the northern and east ern part of the state Dubuque with 37 of an inch and Cedar Rapids with 88 receiving heaviest amounts of rainfall SIXTH VICTIM OF HEAT DIES IN CRESCO CRE SCOFuneral arrange ments are being made for James uek 64 farm laborer who died at M Josephs Mercy hospital Lresco Thursday evening follow ing a heat prostration that after noon on a farm south of Cresco I He body was taken to the Brad ley funeral home to await further disposition This was the sixth heat victim in Iowa cases Photos above top entranc Lower HHttHe Murder Suspect in Custody Because Hunch Was Wrong Detective More Than J Year Ago Started on Torso Slayers Trail the Woman Is Drowned in Washing Machine GERALD Mo her hand caught in the wringer Mrs Adde A Gehlauf 36 fell ine and GETS LIFE SENTENCE MASON James S Burrows sentenced od Charles Dnr he was found guilty of rrbbina several homes and choking Mrs Lester Robinson when she awoke after he entered her residence CLEVELAND Dole zal a torso murder suspect wa in custody Saturday because a de tectives hunch was wrong More than a year ago Lawrenc Pat Lyons had an idea he couli solve the mystery of the 12 head less dead Lyons for many years a privat investigator believed That all the murders were committed in the same place by the same man or group of men That a place where 12 per sons could be killed without discovery and the bodies hidden for days must be a very peculiar Place That the buildins must be soundproof must lie easily cleaned must have storage fa cilities So he spent several months ex amining every building in the so called torso belt Meanwhile he had interested Sheriff Martin L O Donnell and was made a specia deputy But he found nothing We decided to begin with what was known Lyons said We looked for friends of Mrs Flor ence Poliilo No 3 victim and Edward W Andrassy No Made Important Discovery Then Lyons made an important discovery He found a group vary ing in number from five to 20 met in one anothers rooms to drink cheap liquor whenever one of them had 35 to 40 cents Most of the women were prostitutes Severa of the men were perverts He made friends with members of the group learned Mrs Poliilo and Mrs Rose Wallace No 8 victim were close friends He found Andrassy had frequented the district often Lyons by this time aided by two others from the sheriffs office rechecked the district Learned of Frank A fruit store proprietor told them of a man named Frank who loved knives and had threat ened friends with them They found Franks old room learned this was Frank Dolezal They inspected the premises and found cracks in the bathroom floor filled with a clotted sub stance Scrapings were examined by a chemist and found to be hu man blood The investigators found Dolezal m a house around the corner They trailed him for weeks Lyons learned Dolczal was a friend of Mrs Poliilo One inform ant reported seeing Mrs Polilli with Dolezal the night authoritie believe she was killed Ordered Dolczals Arrest On this report Sheriff ODon nell ordered Dolezals arrest Knives were found in his room the knives he was reported to like so much Blood was encrusted on the handle of one Lyons said Dolezal said he killed Mrs lillo and said I believe him Lyons If Dolezal is the torso murder er and if his apartment is the place at which most of the mur ders were committed his place would be the last Id pick at which many murders could be commit ted without bringing the police on the run Would Discontinue Exports to Japanese IOWA CITY on the University of Iowas summer lecture series Dr Walter H Judd medical missionary to China for the last 10 years urged discon a11 exports from the United States to Japan If we stopped the sale of iron for am munition gasoline for their planes and the sale of the planes them selves Japan could not continue its undeclared war with China ne asserted AMERICANS WIN ENGLISH TITLES SPORTS BULLETINS WIMBLEDON England the second straight year the United States youthful tennis rep resentatives won the five AllEng and Tennis championships Satur DalvFo1lowing up the victory of Bobby Riggs of Chicago in the mens singles Friday Alice Marble of ban Francisco took the womens tie Saturday and paired with Higgs to win the mixed doubles ind with Mrs Sarah Palfrey Fa yan to defend their womens dou les crown Riggs combined with Elwood Cooke of Portland vhom he whipped in the singles mals to take the mens doubles NEW the ourhit pitching of Fritz Oster muellcr the Boston Red eatcd the New York Yankees for he second straight time by a score f 3 to 1 in the first same of a oubleheader here Saturday TOLL IN FLOOD RISES TO 61 More Bodies Recovered Official Believes Total Loss May Be 80 Kyaaes m Wednesdays ctoudburstflocds m the eastern Kentucky moun tains described by Gov A B Chandler as probably the worst calamity of its kind ever to visit Kentucky reached il Saturday Recovery Friday of 14 bodies of Breathitt county victims in Breathitt and adjoining Lee coun ties led Dr Frank Sewell Breat hitt county health director to pre dict the Breathitt toll might total more than 80 Thirtyfive persons most of them from Breathitts Frozen creek valley were reported miss ng SHERIFF HOPES TO SOLVE ALL 12 OF MURDERS Officials Plan to Use Lie Detector in Cleveland Inquiry CLEVELAND UR Frank Dolezal who confessed to one of 12 torso murders led investi gators Saturday to the tawdry Kingsbuvy Hun section where he said he had burned the skull of his victim but only animal bones were found Despite the fact Dolezals story that he had seen the remains Mrs Florence Sawdey Polillos skull under a bridge two weeks ago yielded no results Sheriff Martin L ODonnell said he still was confident the suspect would clear up the other 11 murders The fact he changed his story indicates he is weakening under the strain of continued ques tioning ODonnell said The prisoner sobbing hysteri cally and quivering so badly at times that guards had to support him as he led the search previ ously had claimed that he tossed Mrs Folillos dead which he had chopped off in carvingher body for disposal into take Erie last January Dolezal told his story of burning the skull to Deputy Sheriff Michael English after County De tective Harry Brown had talked to him for two and a half hours mostly about the missing head and how he obviously was lying when he claimed he threw it in the lake Brown left the prisoner to go to the murder scene and left him with English who reported that Dolezal finally said Wen m tell you the truth about the head Ill even fake you out and show you where it is Familiar With Area I took it on the day after I ciisposed of the other parts of the body to Kingsbury Hun poured n gallon of kerosene on it and set U afire with a match I was out there a couple of weeks ago and saw the remains of the bones were still there His statement was the first in imation that he even was fami liar with the area whence came the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury because several W the headless dead have been found there He claimed the burn ing site was under a bridge Tear Up Bathroom The bridge overlooks the Kines WhCil ParLs of the body oE victim number 8 were found in September 1036 It s north from Jackass Hill where Edward Andrassy 23 year old known pervert and an unknown companion were found decapi ated and mutilated Nearby the found h Investigators long have be icved that the mad butcher frequents the Kingsbury Run area nd is acquainted with the habi   

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