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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRE3 FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 15 1939 TfcOS PAtEH CONSISTS OP TWO1 SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 238 NEWS 19 FOUND DEAD IN MINE BLAST Chinese Silver Is Sought by Japanese Jap anese are really after is not the British coat and trousers in Tient sin they akeady have these but 50000000 ounces of Chinese gov ernment silver on deposit with banks in the foreign c o n cession there Mostly with the British This enor mous cache is five times as much silver as Japan produces in a good year It means possi bly 520000000 in purchasing power abroad Paul Mallon to her a na tion in the throes oE foreign ex change starvation Japan has demanded tbe silver The banks have refused but they promised they would not give it back to the Chinese who are the rightful owners There is no ques tion but what the Japanese will get it eventually but when they do they will be in for a large sur U S treasury hopes Will Flow Into U S Treasury officials have been watching tins Tientsin silver from Washington very quietly They know they will be expected to buy it some day As it will have been seized by force they have no present intention of giving the Japanese good dollars for it if they can help it They may not be able to avoid it however as the Japanese will no doubt dis guise it by melting and unload ing it in driblets upon us through the London silver exchange where most of our foreign pur chases are made The treasury predicament points forcefully again to the inconsist ency at the congressionaHy man dated While the stale departmenOfaj 1 been as strong as diplomatically possible against the Japanese vn China Mr Morgeiithau with his arms legally bound has been helping to finance the war through foreign silver purchases from Japan His own figures show he has bought no silver from China since 1937 when the war started but not a month has passed since then that he has not bought from in 1937 930000 in 1938 and in the first live months of this year OE course these are only the smallest part of his Japanese pur chases the direct part Japan pro duces 10000000 ounces a year and presumably she has been sell ing it all abroad to get foreign ex change most of it through Lon don Repercussions Feared 50000000 ounce cache in the Tientsin foreign con cession is the only formidable amount the Japs have yet reached in China Their seizures to date have not amounted to much This situation has put the ad ministration in a very unpleasant pincers on the pending Townsend bill proposing repeal the for eign silver purchase provisions The white house has been against thebill for fear pE repercussions in Mexico and Latin America Ap parently what it would like to have is a bill to purchase silver there but not in Japan or in any other nation with whose policies it does not agree Republican Senator Townsend is pressing the issue so hard Democratic Leader Barkley now ironically calls him William Jen nings Townsend F Rs New Assistants Mr Roosevelts first three new assistants have the required pas sion for anonimity and bard work but one of them has a superior Laughlin Cur rit able former Eccles economist in federal reserve is not only for the kind of spending that has been Jack Russell Sought as Slayer Kidnaps Youth MAN FREED BY BANDIT TELLS OF FORCED RIDE ExConvict Declares Hes on Way to Chicago to Meet Some Pals ELGIN 111 man identi fied as Jack Russell cowboy ex convict from Oklahoma who is sought as the slayer William Scott Hamilton kidnaped a youth at Kenosha Wis Friday night and released him here Saturday He took the youths car and said he was heading for Chicago to meet some pals Bud Egholm 22 Oklahoma City Okla ran into state police head quarters and told his story Put Gun Into Side Egholm was spending his vaca tion with relatives at Kenosha he said He went to a baseball game Friday afternoon As he was leav ing the game a man stepped into his car and thrust a gun in his side he said Get going for the highway Egholm said the man told him and get going fast Ive got to be in Chicago at noon tomorrow to meet some Views Russell Pictures Egholm said the kidnaper was about 30 of medium build and wearing a checked suit similar to the one believed taken from Ham ilton University of Kansas grad uate who slain near Chat at Conclave Frank J Hogan president of the American Bar association chats with Mrs Ann McDonald president of the San Francisco Queens Bench an organization of women attorneys during national conven tion of lawyers in San Francisco One Killed and 17 Gassed or going on Maynard but more He is the Keynes school which believes in the superior economic effect of spending money you havent got deficit spending His appointment means this viewpoint is now inside the white house but the differense may not be material as he and his former sucerior Chairman Eccles have only been six blocks down the street with excellent telephone connections recently Senator Wheeler and Mr Roose velt who were supposed to have washPd out the ill feeling of their supreme court dispute with a mu tual understanding on havent The Montana liberal is the leading lobbyist in the sen ate agaienst the RooseveltCurrie plan of the invisible spending bill calling for government lease ot equipment to railroads Wheelers argument is that the roads can raise all the money they want for cpunranea pictures ol Kussell iOlm said he was was the They drovetoward Chicago and stopped at Lake Geneva Wis for gasoline Egholm said As they drove into the filling station the man told Dont fool around Im want ed In more than one state One more wont make much differ ence I wont let one more stand In my way When they reached Elgin the man turned Egholm from the car after taking his identification and license cards Before he drove off the kidnaper leaned from the win dow the car and said Youll find your car tomorrow in the 1500 block on West Madison street in Chicago1 Chicago police broadcast that the car bore Oklahoma license B935 Egholm a decorator was visit ing his sister Mrs Eunice Pierce Kenosha HAD BOASTED HE WOULD KILL WIFE CHICAGO po lice began a citywide search Sat urday for Jack C Russell robber and fugitive from the Oklahoma state prison and a suspect in the kidnapslaying of a youth identi fied as William Scott Hamilton 23 University of Kansas graduate Russell once known as The Singing Cowboy because he sang to his robbery victims escaped from the state prison at McAlester Okla Tuesday night He boasted before he fled that he would go to Chicago to kill his wife Mary who causedhis arrest 18 months ago for robberies in Oklahoma A police squad was guarding her home During his flight Russell kid naped two men one of them be ing Hamilton The victim shot through the head and clad only in found in a field northeast of Ringwood 111 about SO miles northwest of Chi cago There were burns on the chest and shoulders indicating he had been tortured The tentative identification was made through a wrist watch on the back of which was engraved the name Bill S Hamilton On the left hand was a Phi Delta Theta fraternity ring National of ficers of the fraternity at Oxford Ohio said a William Scott Hamil ton Arkansas City Kans was listed on their membership rolls Death m Blazing Car Is Declared Suicide SACRED HEART A Renville county coroners jury termed as a suicide by burning the death of O M Norby 37 rep resentative of a loan firm whose body was found a week ago in his blaring automobile The jury re turned its verdict after hearing 13 this particular witnesses Norby was employed ment trust certificates u Ccorritbt Klnr Futures Inc Between Police and WPA Demonstra tors MINNEAPOLIS Minn WPA operations were shut down in strikescarred Minneapolis Sat urday after a bloody battle be tween police and demonstrators Friday night in which one man was killed and 17 persons gassed or injured Gov Harold E Stassen succeed ed in arranging for 10 a m Mon day a conference between WPA officials and labor and relief leaders in an attempt to reach a peaceful settlement of the Minne apolis WPA strike Blazing riot guns and clouds ot tear gas sent several hundred WPA strikers and 2000 or more onlookers scurrying for cover as pobce threw a protective cordon about 115 women sewingproject workers when they left their quarters at 7 p m andwere fol lowed by a menacing mob Many Are Wounded Shouts of the pickets the re ports of guns and showers of rocks made bedlam in the down town district along Second street north where the sewing quarters are located Riot guns barked from armored police cars and gunfire spattered down from a nearby building top where a yelling rockthrowing group of men stood In the melee Emil A Berg strom 60 of Minneapolis stand ing with the demonstrators in a filling station lot across from the sewing project building was shot Intervention by U S Is Urged by Mayor Leach MINNEAPOLIS HIinn Nothing short of federal iner vention can restore law and or der in Minneapolis turbulent WPA strike situation This was the statement Sat urday ofMayor George Leach in a telegram sent to U S At torneyGeneral Frank Murphy Certain labor elements in the city ofMinneapolis have openly revolted against the fed eral government in Us WPA ad ministration Leach told Mur phy For the safety of our city we are requesting cooperation of the government as we would of anyother employer In a labor dispute by a Dubuque Iowa Finance com nanv 1 pany in the head He died shortly after ward in a hospital Who fired th fatal bullet was an unanswerec question Nine others includin a 14 year old boy Lynn Thomp son and a 10 year old girl Joan Phyllie Moskdick were shot non seriously a policemans jaw wa battered and five policemsn two others were gassed Is Second Death It was the second fatality thi week in a series of riots centerin at the sewing project which ha j r peratea n defiance ot the stnk rs who are protesting lengtheri ng of their work month by con ress without an accompanying ay this week a ceman died from a heart attack fter a skirmish there with pick police protection the ts Under ewing project opened oh sched le Friday morning A clash vith police using tear gas to hold ack a mob occurred at noon vhen the work shift changed Two olicemen were gassed when a ear gas bomb backfired and four ther persons were gassed lugged or trampled Windows Are Shattered In the evening about 100 po ice were stationed about the sew ng project entrance and a half lozen armored cars parked near by In double file the 115 women tarted from the building and pandemonium broke loose Scab trator and a score of epithets were shouted as the demonstrators frenzy rose bricks stones and eggs began to fly Win dows in the project building were shattered and the crowdward tear gas bombs fall g from them Police Closev Area My God Why do they pick on omen exclaimed one tearful worker Then as suddenly as it started the melee was over the tear gassed mob in full attentionto its eyes There were bullet holes in several buildings the filling sta tion and one armored car wind shield was cracked by a shot Po lice closed the area flooding it with searchlights PREDICTION OF SESSION END IN 3 WEEKS MADE Some Senators on Both Sides Doubt Neutrality Revision WASHINGTON IP Despite President Roosevelts admonition that U was highly advisable to revise the neutrality act at this session some senators on both sides of the issue predicted Satur day that congress would go home in about three weeks without act ing on the matter Vacant seats at quorum calls restlessness in committee sessions and the departure some veteran legislators indicated they said that the end was near regardless of the urgent appeal made Satur day by the president and Secre tary Hull for repeal of the arms embargo provision in the present law Shelved by Committee With Mr Rons e veils approval the secretary of state told con gress that the embargo clause might tempt wellarmed nations conquest to plunge the into war knowing that less well prepared opponents would be shut off from arms supplies in this country Opponents of the administra tions revision program predicted almost unanimously that it would remain until the nextsession on the shelf in the senate foreign relations committee where they bXoA 12 to JI vote There seemed to be however a tacit understanding by both sides that if war broke out in Europe congress would be called back into special session and neutrality leg islation be the first order of busi ness then To Keep Record Straight There was a disposition among many senators to regard the presi dents special message of Friday transmitting the views of the sec retary of state as a move to keep the record straight About 50 senators listened as he senate clerk read Hulls state LOOK INSIDE FOR Loses Bet on Earliest Date for Adjournment PAGE 2 Ruffing Ends Losing Streak for Yankees PAGE 9 that the people States and their ment asserting the United government must not fail to make their just and legitimate con tribution to the preservation of peace Outlining the points on which he said those representing opposite viewpoints could agree Hull con tended that these who argued for continuance of the ban on the sale arms to warring nations were urging not neutrality but what will result in actual unneutral ity Buffalo Day to Be Staged on Aug10 PAGE 8 Police sirens whined armored cars edged 3 KILLED WHEN SEAPLANE FALLS Appendicitis Victim Being Flown Ashore Is Among Those Killed NEW YORK coast guardsmen and a man they were flying ashore from the Katch At lantis for hospitalization for ap pendicitis were killed Saturday when their seaplane crashed in the Atlantic approximately 150 miles southeast of New York The dead were identified by coast guard headquarters as Lieut William L Clemmer commander of the plane Pilot John Radan and a man named Priest from the Atlantis Five other coast Guardsmen on the plane were rescued by the At lantis but two of the men were seriously injured Coach guard headquarters said they apparently suffered broken backs Coast guard advices said the crash occurred apparently as the plane was taking off after pick ing up Priest BOY 3 RESCUED AS HOME BURNS Volunteer Fireman Rescues Boy From Burning Residence HANLONTOWN Three year old Paul Austin of Hanlontown was reported to be in fairly good condition at Mercy hospital1 in Mason City Friday night af ter being badly burned when fire destroyed the home in which he was sleeping The boy was alone at the time when the blaze was seen by a passerby about Friday night Bill Russell a volunteer fireman rescued the infant The boy was taken first to Man ly for medical treatment then to the Mercy hospital He is the son of Mr and Mrs Marlin Austin The blaze was believed to have originated in a kerosene stove Loss was estimated at The home is protected by insurance IOWA REVELS IN COOL WEATHER Eastern Iowa Points Report More Than Half Inch of Rain DES MOINES Iowa points reported more than a half inch of rain early Saturday as Iowa continued to revel in pleasant coolness compared to the scorching 100degree tempera tures earlier in the week Fridays maximum reading was 97 at Council Bluffs while De corah turned in a subpar 56 Friday night The weather bureau predicted a maximum of 90 for DesMoines Saturday with Sunday expected to be about five degrees warmer Waterloo and Cedar Rapids re ported 63 of an inch of rain Iowa City had 53Burlington 36 and Davenport where it was still rain ing early Saturday had 26 Kcokuk also reported it was raining Saturday morning The forecast for Iowa included partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local thundcrshowers in north central and extreme cast portions Saturday night and Sun day It will be somewhat warmer in the north central portion Sat urday night and warmer Sunday except in the extreme southwest portion the weather bureau said High Life at Governors Sessions Hit Dickinson Michigan Assails Conference for Heavy Drinking LANSING Mich of what he termed high life at the recent national confeernce gov ernors were related Saturday by Gov Luren D Dickinson Mich igan who said he saw women drinking on every hand mothers leading the way for their daugh ters Governor Dickinson 80 year old veteran dry leader commented in a statement on parties at Al bany and Saratoga N Y which marked the entertainment pro gram for the governors What a setting for a libertine he said describing liquor sup plies tables and adjacent rooms for retreat at an Albany affair Intended As Warning Dickinson who teaches a Sun day school class at a rural churcl near his home said his statemen was intended as a warning t mothers and daughters adding There is more danger than in the old saloon days Liquor was served in largi quantities the republican gov ernor of Michigan said at all of ficial dinners of the conference He remarked that while none wa served at a luncheon where th governors met President Roose elt if they asked for it the probably would have got it Describes Formal Dinner Dickinson said girls from 15 1 25 or more two of them in his personal pafryTaRenaea toga affair a formal dinner at large hotel Describing unlimited flow every variety of liquors at everj turn with dance halls drinkin tables on the side richly dresse and sweet voiced hosts and un formed waiters repeatedly urgin visitors every age includin these girls to drink the governo speculated on the possibility tlia underworld characters might have gained access to the party Thank God our girls camelicme unsullied he said and never RESCUE PARTY RESSES ON TO SEEK 9 OTHERS Victims Are Trapped by Explosion Deep in Shaft in Kentucky will know how near the brink they were Thief Does Better With Second Attempt Peace Negotiations Are Opened in Harlan HARLAN Ky tions for peace in Harlan countys bloody coal mine strife opened on two fronts Saturday Representa tives the Harlan County Coal Operators association and the United Mine Workers of America met on neutral territory at Knox ville Tenn Two special assist ants to AUy Gen Frank Murphy visited Gov A B Happy Chand ler at Frankfort to discuss the killing of a miner in an outbreak Wednesday between national guard troops and U M W A pickets EMERSON Iowa A week ago someone stole 540 from the cash register of the Coppage oil station by reaching through an open window while the attendant was waiting on a customer Fri day the same procedure was re peated but the thief took the whole register containing in cash PROVIDENCE Ky F V luckman cooperator the Du in Coal company announced Saturday rescue squads had eached entries in which 19 of 28 miners were trapped by an under ound blast and reported all of he 19 were dead Ruckman said the rescue party hen pressed on toward the entry n which the nine others were rapped Little hope was held for heir safety Victims Are Listed The men listed by mine com pany officials as being in the en ries where the dead were found vere Bob May 3D Bernard Barnes 45 foreman Richard Byron 32 i foreman Ira Campbell 4o Han dall Green 40 Earl Woodring 32 3 B Barnes 23 son of Bernard iarnes George Clark 45 Negro Mitchell 38 Negro Dan By ron 6G Forrest Ounbar 31 El is Chandler 35 Negro Hobarfc Williams 43 Negro Ned Fugate 19 James Gather 31 Negro eorge Springfield 27 Negro Ar thur Little 38 Carl Holloman Jr 22 David Ivy 27 Negro The younger Barnes and Fugate were the only unmarried men in the group Rescue squads wearing gas masks and working in relays reached the men entombed by the blast at 7 oclock Friday night In Three Groups Apparently the 28 were divided aWthe scene of The explosion in a perilous position nearby and nine some distance away The lat ter group was believed to have sealed in behind an airtight door and in a comparatively safe spot for the time being at least Ten other miners who were on the level at the time of the mis hap were rescued None was in jured seriously The rescue squads had to patch punctures in the air ven ilating system as it progressed long the declining level so that ioisonous gas caused by the ex ilosion might be withdrawn from he pit Gas Is Blamed The mine is about one mile north of this western Kentucky own State Mine Inspector John Dan el reported to Gov A B Chand er in Frankfort he understood arbon monoxide gas had formed liter the explosion Rescue men who declined to be quoted by name advanced the opinion underground gas caused he explosion Dennis Walker 20 said lie TANK EXPLODES DECAPITATES 3 Catapulted Down Golf Fairway From Burning Building in Vermont BURLINGTON Vt cop per water heating tank exploded and bowled down a golf club fair way here Friday night decapita ting two men and a nine year old girl Catapulting out oE a burning building at the Lake Champlain club on the Lake shore the six foot 18 inch tank beheaded T Hussell Brown 51 club manager and Edward H Thornton 46 of Burlington who were standing 15 feet away smashed into a garage nearby and then struck Suzanne Kelley standing nearby The tank then roared on down the eighth fairway of the golf course for about 200 yards goug ing deep holes in the turf before burying itself in the sod The cause of the fire and explosion was not known but observers theorized fire in the building con verted water in the tank into steam which blew out both ends the tank and hurled the cylin drical portion on its errand of death Burrows Heads Iowa Statistics on Safety DES MOINES C Bur rows former publisher the Belle Flaine Union was named superintendent of the accident and statistical division of the state de partment of public safety suc ceeding Moines a Grant Cook ot The position has year Des paid The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to clou dy local thundershowers north central and extreme east Satur day night or Sunday some what warmer northcentral Saturday night warmer Sun day except extreme southwest MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness north local thunder showers south Saturday night or Sunday not so cool Saturday night warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night 61 At g a m Saturday 65 Rain race YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 52 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for period o July 17 to 22 1939 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys Generally fair most week except scat tered thundershowers north por tion lirst part temperature most ly above normal except near or below north portion latter part week Douglas Gates 18 and Ernest Johnson 46 father of five chil dren were working about a halt mile from the 18 men and between hem nine others were congre ated The seven other miners who escaped Walker added were near the shaft entrance at the time He estimated the explosion oc curred about four miles from the jhalt through which all the men lad entered at 3 p m Other esti mates ranged from 2 miles and more Calls went out to neighboring towns and rescue workers assem bled quickly Word the mishap spread rapidly and within a short time several thousand person many of them wives children or relatives of the trapped miners gathered on the scene CHILD LOSES LEG IN MOWER Father Operating Machine Fails to See Girl in Ditch DUNCOMBE fP A horse drawn mower operated by her father amputated the left leg of three year old Jane Housken daughter of Mr and Mrs Clar ence Housken Friday Housken was cutting weeds by the road side at his farm and failed to notice his smnll daughter play ing in the ditch WILL HOLD REUNION CRESTON if A reunion of former members of Company C of the 16Bth infantry regiment of the World war will be held here Sunday July 16 One hundred fifty veterans from scattered sec tions of the state are expected to attend   

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