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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H ARC ON E R H 1ST UEM 4 ART OF COUP UOJNES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAtON CtTY THI BRIGHT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 221939 THIS PASER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 270 BRITAIN FRANCE CALL UP RESERVES Europe Perturbed as Hitler Bids for Soviet Support in Pact By PAULMAlLON JP Thinks N Y Fair Is Historys Big Show NEW ISO million dollar fair is the greatest show ol this is to say the greatest of all time I will not again see any thing close to it in my lifetime and I know there has been nothing like it before Anyone who has the money and fails to go will only be cheat ing himself I have made three trips to New York for Paul Mallon he fair since June spending six days there the last one Monday On each occa I went without official guid even a press pass and V HITS DICTATORS IN ADDRESS TO IOWA VETERANS Governor Wilson Says Americanism Is Best in Spiritual Values SIOUX CITY George A Wilson rappeddictatorships and isms in his address at the twen tyfirst anniversary Iowa Ameri can Legion convention here Tues day Americanism is not just an other isro he declared In it is wrapped all the best there is in the political economic and spiritual values of the world The governor explained there are some isms that attract folks who are indifferent un thinking careless or positively treasonable They are not brought to the Poland Creates Defense Belt Within Borders Frontier gate at Tirschtegel Poland sion ance U11LC UL t spent my time wandering around on my own paying my way and seeing what I wanted to see For that reason I may have missed some things but I got the candidcamera locus of the man who stands in line to buy his ticket and like him I left feeling free to cuss and discuss it in a purely personal way The controlling impression I iot was that there has been too there is anything important wrong with the fair it is that it is too good So much money has been spent that some of those who advanced it are becoming worried about get ting it back This may be an im portant worry for them but to the Customer in the ticket line it is onlv proof that he is getting lull value plus for his 50 or 7Dcent admission ticket ArtisticPerfection This fair has something the oth ers did not have something more than extravagance can purchase or mere space can provide You can see it the minute you walk in the gate There is an artistic and me chanical perfection displayed throughout in the moving chair devices of the futurama moving floors the coherence in architec ture of the buildings without ex rVeplion and of the decorations in which the theme color blue a pleasant blue copied probably from the Swedish flag is earned down from the murals to the painting of the wheel chairs and the uniforms of the attendants And all this mechanical and artis tic elegance is dressed with land scaping that is magnificent The hot dog and CocaCola 5 cents a bottle stands have for in stance been arranged so they are always handy but never protrude ucon the scene The planning has been done so that 200000 persons canmove around without bumping elbows The only place in the world where such crowds can be handled efficiently and without excitement is New I saw the Paris Chicago and San Diego fairs of recent years and they were all good but noth ing like this in any particular by which you wish to compare them western continent by navy bom bers They come in newfangled words grouped into fascinating phrases by brilliant propagandists Make no mistake about it The whole flock of isms is unAmeri can the chief executive cau tioned Investors are Peeved I found a goodly majority of in vestors in the fair had their knives ready for Grover Whalen They complain that he oversold and overballyhooed it and a hundred petty instances can be cited Stor ies of big crowds may have fright ened some people away The orig inal publicity was extravagant For instance I made my first visit after reading of the great garden ing displays of roses in the Gar dens on Parade and magazine re views of the old masterpieces of art actually describing how they were hung I was disappointed to find the Old Masters building had not then been built and that the rose display was considerably less sensational than that in my own small rose garden at home But such things can easily hap pen in any vast undertaking Most of the defects have been corrected When all these petty things are forgotten Mr Whalen and his staff will get recognition for the organizing planning and promo tion of a stupendous worldera achievement which I do not be lieve anyone else could have done as well The parlor talk ot the pink in tellectuals did not spring up out o American ideas Organizations with no other bond than a colored shirt or a pagan emblem never parade for any real Americariim No true American is ever a defen der ot dictatorships or an apologis for a blood purge There is to be Governor Wilson asserted Not all peril disappeared on Armistice Day That is the way ol the American Legion is up to Americans he said to show the way for properly balancing production and con sumption for the most economic way distribution of the things needful for life for an intelligent adjustment of labor and the re wards of in short how to live in a world that has changed and is changing All that can be done in the American way It is the only way Equality among men and among peoples is an inviolable rule Ev ery device for denial or evasion of that rule but adds to the dan gers We get nowhere by flag wav ing and slogan shouting Our way which again is the American way is to teach by example We can and we will America the best place in all the world for happy homes Parade Scheduled as Convention Highlight The greying thinning ranks ol Iowas American Legion were to march again Tuesday in the col orful highlight of its annual con clave Thousands of persons were ex pected to pack the downtown dis trict to witness the radiant pag eant of uniformed men swinging along to the tune of a dozen bands and the splashes of variety in nu merous floats W Principal business development of Mondays opening session was the selection by the nominating committee of George Paradise Sioux City lawyer as the candi date for department commander next year succeeding Victor Siev erding of Grundy Center Paradises election was virtual ly assured when his chief oppon ent Robert Shaw Sigourney law yer withdrew in the interest of statewide Legion harmony However nominations may be made from the floor Wednesday morning before the balloting The nominating committee rec ommended only one candidate for each of the principal offices Other nominations included R J Laird of Des Moines to succeed himself as department ad jutant Victor Stueland of Fores City Thomas Tracy oC Mancheste and Lester Purcell of Clinton fo vice commanders the Rev E J Carlson of Fort Dodge chap lain Ben Doyle of Shenandoah sergeantatarms and H H Boyc Mason City historian View of BydgoszysPolish frontier town Map of newly outlined Polish defense area A detachment of Polish troops Nazis Still Roll Big Guns Near Poland Diplomatic Putsch of Hitler Startles European Capitals BERLIN Nazi Germany 1 rushed Tuesday toward conclusion of a nonaggression pact with so viet diplomatic putsch that startled all Europe The move upset the whole structure of the tense middle Eur opean situation apparently nul lified four months of effort by Great Britain and France to gel Russia into their bloc of nations and greatly weakened the position of Poland on whose frontier Ger man troops were massing W Disclosure that Germany and proponents of rival political preparing n agreement not to fight each other was made in Berlin and Moscow Monday night The government of the reich and the soviet government have decided to conclude a nonaggres sion pact with each other said he German News Agency DNB n Berlin The reich minister oJ foreign affairs Joachim von Ribbentrop will arrive in Moscow Wednesday to conclude the negotiations The statement by Tass soviet official news agency said there was a desire of the two nations tc eliminate the threat of war anc sign a nonaggression pact anc added that von Ribbentrop was coming to Moscow for the pur pose of Vbn his way Tuesday and nazis expected him to conclude the negotiations Wed nesday It was stated here thatlittle re With all great estates lying within 16 miles of the German border ordered by presidential edict split up in the interests of defense Poland continues to strengthen her border as nazi troops continue their maneuvers on nearby German soil Photos above show ihc Polish border owns of Tirschtegel and Brdgoszys and a detachment of Polish troops Central Press map shows area affected by the decree FLOYD PIONEER DIES AT OSAGE William J Nims 85 First White Child Born in Floyd County J Nims 85 the first white child born in Floyd county died at the home of his daughter Mrs James Casey Tuesday morning He was born in Floyd county Nov 9 1854 He wasmarried in 1875 Thirty years ago they moved to Osage to make their home Since his wifes death two years ago he had made his home with his daughter Surviving are his aughter and two sons H W lims of Norfolk Nebr and f Floyd county Funeral services will probably ie held Thursday afternoon VIore Arrests Made in WPA Strike Probe MINNEAPOLIS UR Deputy United States marshals Tuesda continued serving warrants for ar rest upon persons named in 70 in dictments drawn by the federa grand jury which investigate WPA strike disorders Marshal arrested four persons Monday anc about DO Minneapolis WPA work ers and 10 St Paul workers named m the indictments remain to be arrested Mish Policy Is Unchanged Reserved Officials Indicate Rumors of Dividing Baltic States Between Russia Germany Heard Klni Features inc I penditurcs PROSPERITY CHEROKEE Gus M Gillette democrat asserted in a rotary club address that gain in business and employment re suiting from armament expend tures were false prosperity H predicted an economic crisis wouli follow when nations reach the sat uration point in armament ex WARSAW and surprised Official by Berlins Po an The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy cooler west and northcentral Tuesday rjluhf local thundershowers ex treme cast Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday night Wednesday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Partly clondy cooler west and south Tuesday night except extreme southeast fair and wanner Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Monday 75 Minimum Monday night 49 At 8 a m Tuesday 60 Rainfall Tuesday 35 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 55 nouncement of negotiations for a nonaggression pact with soviet Russia maintained a reserved at titude Tuesday but it was reliably stated Germanys latest move ha Drought absolutely no change in Polish policy Regarding the problem of Dan zig Polish circles emphasized that Polands present policy has never involved any question of seeking or expecting the assistance of In both Polish and foreign quar ters speculation ranged from the suggestion that the Germanso viet pact is no more than a new card in the game to a belief thai it may bring some fundamenta changes in the European sitviation It was held that Russia could afford to make such a gesture because she is still satisfied tha she is shielded behind the Polish fence Another popular view was tha Hussia intends to stay outside anj possible European war in the be ginning at least Afternoon papers carried ru mors from Riga Latvia that Germany had proposed that the Baltic states be partitioned between Germany and Russia Germany according to these ru mors would receive Lithuania an lalf of Latvia while the other hal of Latvia and Esthonia would g to Russia In the event Russia remain neutral in a PolishGerman con flict not only might soviet wa supplies be lost but Russias al titude might hamper the transpor of other supplies from the Blac Sea Waterloo GirL 16 Held for Burglary WATERLOO 16 year ol Waterloo girl was held Tuesda for a burglary Monday at the C R Schultz home where S19 an sweaters slacks skirts and lin gerie were taken Police said SI and most of the clothing was re covered The house was entere through a basement window V LOOK INSIDE FOR STELLA DICKSON Widow to Serve Term for Bank Robbery Aid PAGE 2 Kiwanis Club Winner in City Golf Tussle PAGE 9 5000 Attend Fair Conducted at Algona PAGE 16 RUSSIANS GOULD SIGN 2 PACTS Say SovietNazi Treaty Wont Stop Agreement With France England j MOSCOW sovi et sources said Tuesday the im pending soviet RussianGerman nonaggression pact would not ex clude negotiation of a mutual as sistance agreement with Britain and France British and French quarters however were gloomy over the announcement that Berlin and Moscow were coming to an under standing It was uncertain whether the BritishFrench staff talks with oviet military leaders would be ontinued Tuesday The British nd French missions sought in tructions from their governments A terse communique on front ages of morning newspapers told iussians who have been brought jp to think of Germany as a po ential enemy that Adolf Hitler yas sending his foreign minister oachim von Hibbentrop here to onclude a no war pact Not a single newspaper how ever commented on the announce of the most significant n the soviet unions history British ond French quarters helc lopes the long delayed mutual as iistance pact with Moscow migh still be forged In these circles the belief was expressed that the soviet govern ment was using the German nego tiations to pry concessions from London and Paris Tried Bank Holdup to Get College Funds Receives Sentence MILWAUKEE Wis sell Lloyd Barry 18 Kansas City who attempted to hold up a bank last week in the hope of obtaining funds for a college education was taken to a state reformatory Tuesday for a term of one yeai to 21 months Barry walked into a Milwaukee bank last week ex hibited a bottle he said containc nitroglycerine and said he woulc blow up the building unless giver money He was overpowered by t watchman The bottle containci witchhazel Jewish Crew Beaches Ship Refugees Jump Off and Swim Ashore JERUSALEM the Zionist flag the refugee ship Par ita was beached by her allJewish crew on Tel Avivs sandy shore early Tuesday with 870 passen gers mainly refugees from Ger many and CzechoSlovakia About 125 passengers ieapec overboard and swam asore They were given first aid and breakfas at a hotel The refugees said they had been sailing 11 weekswithout a captain but with their own crew With the exception of the sick all aboard will be transferred Tuesday to a concentration camp mains to be done except to sign the the preliminary work has been thorough Meanwhile hie of which astonished foreign mili tary attaches when they were first shown in Berlin continued to roll toward the Pol ish border And the Berlin press as if by command devoted many col umns Tuesday to warning France that the Siegfried line on the western frontier Is very strong Officials and the press apprais ing the decision to sign a pact with Russia called Germany the nvincible exclamation point The move was described by diplomatic observers to be Adolf rlitlers master stroke Hitlers Voelkischer Beobachter spoke of the negotiations as Ger manys secret and declared that he calm behavior of Germany and Italy amid worry elsewhere lad been due to the knowledge they had a surprise up their sleeve In the World war the great Russian bear putting up a stub born fight on the eastern frontier sapped Germanys strength But if a conflict breaks out today or tomorrow as a result of Germanys dispute with Po land over the Free City of Dan zig and the Polish Corridor Germany will not have to fear Russian opposition German ob servers said jubilantly Germanys nosition toward Poland was believed tremen dously strengthened and War saw in German eyes became comparatively insignificant AVhether culmination of the Polish problem would be speeded up remained a question Observ ers said Germany certainly would not take any final action in the direction of Poland for a day or two While there was no official comment and the possibility re mained there might be unsuspect ed conditions attached to Russias promise of nonaggression the in formal German notion was thai the way to recover Danzig with out danger is now open PARLIAMENT TO MEET TO FACE NEW SITUATION Call Air Raid Reserves in Precautionary Civil Defense Act calls reserv ists Hitler reported ready to take from Poland all land that belonged to Germany before the World war informed sources expected Polish question to be settled similar to Sudeten settle ment recallcd cabinet meets in emergency ses sion official reac tion of Poland is defiance warns Germany Poland still to be reckoned with press muz zled army mobilized calls antiair craft specialists as during CzechoSlovak crisis reported tens of thousands assembling R o m quarters expect Premier Mussolini to make quick claim to benefits un der projected BerlinMoscow pact possibly trying for far more than Italys old territorial de mands on France expect Japan to seek new friendship with the United States at the same time risking increased soviet presr sure on Sakhalin Island and in outer Mongolia LONDON UP The British cabinet in extraordinary session called up army navy air force and air raid reserves Tuesday for precautionary civil defense Par liament was summoned from summer recess for an emergency session Thursday Parliament will be asked io ap prove in all its stages the emer gency powers defense bill which will enable the government to take any measures it considers necessary without delay or par liamentary approval An official statement said the British government is deter mined to fulfill its obligations to Poland and if any other gov ernment is determined to insist on using force to resist it to the utmost It was announced officially that Britain would stand by her obli gations to Poland and that the sovietGerman negotiations in no Youth Killed in Bus Crash at Dubuque Tentatively Identified DUBUQUE body o an 18 year old youth burned t death in a bus crash near Dyers villc last Friday night was tenta lively identified Tuesday as tha of Harry Colbert of Dubuque Sheriff Leo Eisbach said th identification was made by mean of a picture which the youth m o t h c r Mrs Marie Read brought to his office The crash also claimed the li of a Chicago woman way would affect Britains obli gations to Poland The official statement said it is not a question of Europe being incapable of a peaceful solution but only that a condition con fidence is restored His Majestys government the atement said is as always eady to assist in creating such onditions but it in spile of all ef rts others insist on using force t is prepared and determined to esist it to the uttermost The government considers sucii recautionary measures as have een taken to be necessary it was aid officially but the cabinet members remain the opinion tere is nothing in the difficul ics that have arisen between Ger many and Poland which would ustify the use of force involving a European war The cabinet at the meeting to day considered the international iituation in all its bearings the fficial communique said ff In addition to a report that lad been received as to the mili ary movements in Germany the cabinet took note of a report that i nonaggression pact between lie German and soviet govern ments was about to be concluded The members had no hesita tion in deciding that such an event in no way affect their obligation to Poland which they liave repeatedly stated in public and which they are determined to fulfill Parliament has been sum moned to meet on Thursday next when the government proposes to invite both houses to pass through all its stages the emergency pow ers defense bill The effect of this will be to place the government in a posi tion to take any necessary meas ures without delay should the situation require it In the meantime further meas ures of a precautionary character arc being taKen by departments For instance the calling up oC ccrfain personnel of the navy
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