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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H9T SEPT or COMJ OCS wolNEg THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THJ BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 7 1939 THIS PAMIR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 257 Sacks of Sugar Muffle Blast Yegg Cracks Safe at PigglyWiggly Store and Escapes With in Cash and Many Checks By PAULMALLQNjP7 F R Revives Probe of U S Money Matters WASHINGTON Cagey Mr Morgenthau thought he had killed the proposed Wagner investiga tion of government money matters before he caught the boat for Europe The treasury secretary did not want these new deal southpaws rum maging around in his monetary and fiscal poli cies He passed this word to certain kindred souls like mind on he Byrnes audit committee where the 000 appropria tion for the in Paul Mall on 3ad Pushed Safe to Rear of Grocery The safe was blown at the igglyWiggly store 14 First treet northwest Sunday between he hours of 5 oclock in the ipon and oclock in the eve ling and approximately in ash and in checks was stolen police detennined was safeBlower Oliifcer Johnny Hrabetz dis the robbery about clock Sunday evening on his egular rounds of the business dis rict E Endter manager of the tore had been there about 5 oclock in the afternoon and checked the store Entered Through Window Entrance was gained to the store hrough an upper window on the east side of the building A narrow jassageway between the building inci Johnstons flower shop af orded an opportunity for an en rance to the building without being noticed The frosted glass on the window vas broken and the bandit crawled through the window into quiry was pending Together they buried it quietly but deep Lo and behold the dead cat got up and walked out of the Byrnes committee as live as any idea you ever saw just as congress was pre paring to quit A swift change of inside plans revived direction of no less an authority than the white house itself Wont Stop Spending Thepresident is understood to have decided to use the inquiry for a bigger purpose following de feat of his invisible spending pro gram in congress His spending aids are to throw all their defeatec ideas into the inquiry so that a new invisible spending program can be concocted for presentation by the investigating committee to the next session of congress The inside story now attributes Mr Roosevelts defeat to inade quate preparation and haste Ti said the president was engrossed in foreign affairs and came to hi decision suddenly to send the in visible spending plan to Senato Byrnes All this means the administra tion does not intend to drop it but will press even more urgentlj for it at the next session will also promot public interest in banking reserves xmspent money banking policy a well as Mr Morgenthaus mone tary and credit policies but wi probably go easy on this 9 C Hitler Hastens Plans Hitler has secretly amplified an hastened his fall war maneuver program Instead of heading hi maximum mobilization for 15 he started bringing the reserve up a week ago and expects reach maximum strength Mondaj Not only that but he is callin up far more reserves than in th fall maneuvers last year Those authorities who hav heard these authentic inside re ports are somewhat apprehensive CopyrlffhU Klnjt Ffalnrts Inc FALLS FROM BRIDGE HAMBURG Sitton fiO suffered serious internal in juries when he fell off a bridge He is in Hamburg hospital DIES AFTER TRACTOR UPSET Rites at Rock Falls and Mason City for Speros Athanasiou 44 Funeral services for Speros IV Athanasion 44 Hock Falls wh died at a local hospital at o clock Saturday afternoon from injuries received when a tracto tipped over him as he was mowin weeds along the highway wer held at the Greek Orthodo church in Mason City Monday a ternoon with Father Constantin O Statheros in charge of the ser vices A prayer service was hel at the home at Rock Falls preced ing the services in Mason City an burial was at Elmwood cemetery The Meyer funeral home was i charge of services Mr Athanasiou a farmer re siding about a mile east of Roc Falls was mowing weeds on th highway bordering his farm Sa urday afternoon The tracl tipped over on him running OVL his left shoulder about he store The safe door Jlown but with a charge only 2 KILLERS IDENTIFIED arge enough to open the door The safe remains practically in tact save for the lock These facts lead police to be ieve an experienced safeblower had been at work Moved to Rear The safe which normally was at the front of the store was moved to the rear by a hand truck The turnstiles had to be re moved to take the safe to the rear of the building where the door was blown Sound of the explosion was muffled by covering the safe with bags of sugar The explosion scat tered these bags about the safe but the safe was damaged little Escape was made from the build ing through the same window through which the burglar en tered according to police The doors the store were se curely locked and the night lights were burning giving every indi cation that the building was in no way disturbed It was the thorough investigation Officer Hrubetz makes on his beat that enabled him to find the broken window in the small clearance between the two buildings Austin Job Reported Further evidence that this was the work of an experienced yegg or possibly two men was the fact that a similar breakin occurred at Austin Minn Sunday morning in which a new punch purchased from the CurrieVan Ness Hard ware store was among the tools used Sheriff Syck of Austin informed local police that the owner of a meat market there caught two men at work on a safe in his es tablishment when he walked in Sunday morning The men escaped through a rear door but left a new 18 inch wrecking bar and the new 8 inch drift punch which had not been used The CurrieVan Ness label was still on the punch S100 Stolen The combination lock had been knocked from the Austin safe and S400 taken from the safe ac cording to Sheriff Syck Local police believe the men may have come on to Mason City and blown the local safe early Sunday evening Tools used on the local job are being held by po lice Nitro glycerin was used to oclock in the afternoon He wa taken immediately to the Mason City hospital for treatment Born in Greece in 1895 Mr Athanasiou came to the United States 27 years ago He was mar ried to Miss Theodora Hasapop oulos of Mason City at the Greek I Orthodox church here in January 1034 Surviving Mr Athanasiou are his wife and two children Speros one month and Constance 19 months of age of Rock Falls and mother and Uvo sisters and one brother in Greece ONE KILLED 5 HURT IN CRASH AT NORTH WOOD Eight Returning Home in Single Coupe When Car Leaves Highway man was tilled two were badly hurt and liree others received cuts and Druises in an accident near here arly Sunday morning which irought to a tragic end a Saturday night party of eight young people vho were all returning home in e couple Earl Neste about 19 Albert Lea Vlinn died in the Naeve hospital at Albert LeaSunday forenoon njuries he received when the car driven by his brother Kenneth overran a curve on what is known as the country club corner on highway No 65 three miles north of here Suffer Serious Injuries Morris Turvold and Kenneth Anderson both of Northwood also were in the hospital with serious njuries Turvold suffered a brok en back and was placed in a cast Sunday noon Anderson had a Broken arm Norman Neste a third brother and Leighton Turvold and Mr and Mrs Carroll Low all of North wood completed the party Four persons were riding in the front seat the coupe two were in the rumble seat and one was riding on each of the running boards at the time of the accident Sergt Robert Heese of the state high way patrol was told when he in vestigated Two Held in Jail Norman Neste and Leighton Turvold were held in the Worth county jail at Northwood until Sunday noon on cation They were released on the order of Sergeant Heese Members of the party were given emergency treatment by Dr R L Olson Northwood before they were taken to Albert Lea Dr G S Westly Manly Worth county coroner said Sunday eve ning that he had not yet decided whether an inquest would be held pending completion of his own in vestigation ONE JAILED ONE IN HOSPITAL AFTER WRECK man was in the hospital here and another was in the Franklin county jail Sun day as the result of a collision be tween an automobile and a motor cycle which took place in the LOOK INSIDE FOR GEORGE II SEELEY Plymouth Pioneer 86 Succumbs After Stroke PAGE 2 Denouncing of Treaty Began Things in Orient BYERS EDITORIAL PAGE BRITAIN KEEPS ALERT EYE AND STAGES EXHIBIT German Movements on Polish Border Italians Near France Watched SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press reports say Danzig nazi authorities have agreed to negotiate customs dis pute keeps eye on German and Italian military movements while preparing air land and sea maneuvers of her own accuse Jap anese of premeditated attack on British interests after Sunday air raids near Ichang four Chi nese killed one Canadian and four Chinese injured as raiders destroy two British Yangtze steamers LONDON Britain kept an alert eye on German and Italian military preparations Mon day as she sent her own land sea and air forces into two months of Franklin Fair to Be Held Aug 21222324 PAGE 3 Conservation Money Comes to North Iowa SPORTS PAGE Jusincss section of Hampton shortly after midnight Sunday morning Wayne Little 29 son Mr and Mrs Boyd Little is in the Luth ran hosptal with his left leg broken just oelow the knee Little was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by a car driven by Herbie Woodley 18 Woodley driving east is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and was arrested at home here Sunday morning by Sheriff Fred Schweiger and SPEROS M ATHANASIOU injured blow the local safe according to police A check by Mr Endter showed there was in cash in the safe and S48320 in checks total ing stolen in the local breakin Police reported gloves had been used REPRESENTATIVE INJURED SIOUX CITY Isabel Elliott of Bronson a state repre sentative from Woodbury county fractured a wrist when she fell in her home She is in St Vincents hospital ROBS OIL STATION BAYARD armed ban dit robbed the Glen Whitcomb oii station here escaping with aboul S40 in a car after backing the pro prietor against a wall The Weather FORECAST IOWA Stiowers Mohaay night and Tuesday slightly warner in extreme easf cooler in west portion Monday night cooler Tuesday Scattered showers Monday niffht and Tuesday cooler in west portion Monday night cooler Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 78 Minimum Sunday night 66 At 8 a m Monday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum fig Rain 03 Thefigures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 88 Minimum Saturday night fis At 8 a m Sunday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain Marshal George Mullen Night camp According to officials Woodley admitted that he had been drink ing The collision took place on highway 10 at the junction of Central avenue and First street south 11 LOSE LIVES IN WEEK IN IOWA DES MOINES per sons lost their lives in motor ve hicle accidents on Iowa highways during the week ending Monday The four weekend victims zoomed the toll so far this year to 270 compared with 240 a year ago Mrs Albert Tenley 54 was fa tally injured early Sunday in a crash six miles east of Tipton Iowa Mr Tenley stopped their car on a hill to assist a motorist The brakes had not been securely set and when the car began to back down hill Mrs Tenley got out of it and tried to keep the vehicle from backing further She was struck by a car driven by Frank Tomlinson of Cedar Rapids Mrs Lottie Mentzer 67 died at a hospital Sunday of injuries suf fered Saturday night xvhen struck by a car driven by Albert Debel hit the 88 64 31 UREY WOOBSON DIES OWENSBORO Ky Woodson 79 former Owensboro newspaper publisher who resignec recently as federal alien property custodian died at his home here early Monday of heart disease Hi would have been 80 Aug 16 unprecedented maneuvers peacetime war London circles displayed par icular interest in German army movements in Pomerania Silesia ind Moravia which border on Poland Although they drew no parallel they recalled that the Jermans held extensive maneuvers near the border CzechoSlovakia ast August and September just Before that nation was dissolved Action in S E Europe There was considerable interest also in Italian army exercises in Piedmont and Lombardy along Plan Annual Festival at lear Lake Governor Would Issue Proclamation to Give Impetus to Move CLEAR Clear Lake Commercial and Yacht club took stock Monday after two eventful days adn began a movement to make the water carnival and gov ernors day an annual event More than 10000 persons jammed the waterfront through out Sunday afternoon to watch the official A A U swimming and diving meet which was cli maxed by a diving exhibition by National Champion Helen Crlen kovieh of San Francisco and Olympic Champion Marjorie Ges tring of Los Angeles The huge crowd roared its ap proval as the two aquatic stars still in their teens mounted the governors platform and received special trophies irom the hands of Gov George A Wilson the guest of honor who attended with sev eral members of his official fami Hlove Motorboat Races Only hitch in the days events was ihe somewhat rough water in the early afternoon which necessi tated moving of ihe Cedar Valley Outboard association races to Bay side on the lee side of the lake Approximately 3000 of the spec tators moved around the lake with the skipping waterbugs Bulk of the crowd stayed on the city lakefront to watch the swim ming and diving filling the State street dock almost to overflowing throughout the afternoon drifting now and again across the street to the city park to take advantage of the French and Swiss frontiers At the same time six nations of southeastern Europe advanced their preparedness with plans for vast military maneuvers which foreign military attaches in Bel grade said may put more than 2 000000 men under arms by the be ginning next month In Touch VlUh London Reservists in Yugoslavia Bui aria Rumania Hungary Greece and Turkey converged on army and air corps centers In some those countries frontier fortifica tions were being built at top speed and armament factories run ning on 24hour schedules Beforeleaving for a vacation in Scotland Prime Minister Cham berlain made arrangements to Iceep in daily touch with London War Minister Leslie HoreBelisha made a purely personal flight to Paris which gave him an op portunity to confer with French military authorities ONeil Heads Liquor Store at Lawler DES MOINES Iowa liquor control commission Monday announced the appointment of James R ONeill as acting man ager of the Lawler state store to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Manager Charles H McKon the shade there between events The public address system of radio station KGLOs mobile unit functioned to advantage keeping everyone informed as to the prog ress of the program Visiting nota bles also were interviewed over the system including Governor Wilson Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thornburg Attorney Fred Everett and State Treasurer W G C Eagley In Highest Spirits Governor Wilson obviously in the highest spirits said he was having such a good time that he was considering issuing a procla mation making it an annual affair He congratulated the commer cial and yacht clubs for bringing to the attention of all Iowa the fact that so beautiful and delight ful a vacation spot existed within the borders of the state The states chief executive saw the entire aft ernoons program from a cano pied stand erected especially for him on the lake front LIGHTNING HITS NEAR 3 ST PAUL Sun day golfers and thoir caddy Mon day were recovering from a light ning bolt that struck near them while they were playing on the Riverview course The caddy A Jolly was knocked several fee when the bolt struck near the golfing trio Officials Honor Divers and Vice Versa 21 of Cedar Falls She was while crossing a street in East Waterloo business district Dorothy K McKee 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Arnold W SVIe Kee of Des Moines was fatally injured when struck by an auto mobile Saturday night KILLED BY TRAIN MINNEAPOLIS Minn Herbert Keene 61 assistant su perintendent of the Minneapolis and Duluth division of the Soo line railway accidentally backed into the patli of the Milwaukee railroads Hiawatha locomotive in the switchyard Sunday and was killed instantly MURDERERS OF DREHER KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES Fingerprints Taken From Mason City Mans Car Reveal Identity DES MOINES isistant Chief of Detectives Paul Castelline said Monday the slayers of Harold J Drehei 45 year old Mason City salesman have been identified through finger prints taken from Drehers automobile abandoned in Council Bluffs Castelline said the prints indicated there were two men in the automobile lie sides Drehcr when he was fatally wounded and aban doned on a Des Moines street corner July 27 The assistant chief said he names of the men are known but will not be made public at least until Tues day He said one of the men wag former Nebraska convict Tho pawned Drehers watch in art maha pawnshop the same day ireher died The man used ihe has Buck Marrow Spokane Vash The mens prints were checked trough federal bureau ol invcsti ation files in Washington Castel ne said The other man is believed to lave lived in Des Moines Castelline said federal hand bills describine the men are being prepareaandwUl culated next week He said the prints were taken rom the right rear window of Drehers car by a Council Bluffs fingerprint man He said the handwriting of the Buck Marrow who pawned 3rehers watch also checked with hat on file in the federal rec ords in Washington under the Nebraska convicts name Slain July 27 The other man who pawned articles of Drehors clothing igned as Francis Welsh of Rhode Island The Mason City salesman was into a downtown street rom an automobile about lam July 27 His slayers escaped in the car and he died enroute to a hospital T bullet fired into his side had pierced several vital organs Purchased Furniture Drcher had been on a vacation rip and had purchased furniture at a Des Moines store the previ ous day Detectives accounted for all but about three hours of the time he spent here that directly before his death Several suspects have been ar estcd and questioned but no evi dence to connect them with the crime has been discovered Extra Hat Found Police have theorized lately that Drclier might have been slain by litchhikers he picked up enroute to Des Moines His abandoned automobile was found near a Council Bluffs rail road station Ihe day of his death and the Omaha pawnshop records show his personal effects were pawned that day Police have pinned hope o identifying the criminals on an extra felt hat found beside ihe dying man Drehers hat was of straw Hold orders were placed on both in the event they are ar rested anywhere in the country Reported Stabbed in Affray Aboard City of Los Angeles Train CLINTON Calhoun Los Angeles Cal Negro waiter on the North Western streamliner City of Los Angeles was in a hospital here Monday as a result of an affray on the westbound train Sunday night near Geneva 111 in which he allegedly was stabbed by Edward Taylor Los Angeles a pantryman on the same train Taylor arrested in Clinton by police claimed the speed train lurched and caused Calhoun to fall against a knife while he was cutting lettuce Calhoun charged he was deliberately attacked with a 10 inch knifeblade A deep wound wis inflicted but Calhoun is expected to recover Taylor is held in jail pending instructions from the Union Paci fic railroad his employers The fcnse was committed in Illinois uid it was expected Taylor will be transferred to that state   

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