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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             fcr pi 0 I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H A R U 0 N t if H IS f JEM A AH T KPT of COUP DCS W C I s I A VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY gig THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 292 FRENCH GAIN IN MOSELLE VALLEY Germans to Give Their Side By CHARLES P STEWART Central Tress Columnist In the last World war German propaganda didnt stand much chance in competition with the allies propaganda From very early in the game G e r manys means of communica tion with most other countries was cut off by the severing of its cable Ver bal radio broad casting hadnt been developed then Morse dis patches were STEWART t r a ns m i 11 ed wirelessly but the method still was so primitive that these messages were practi cally unintelligible Early in the war as foreign editor for an American news agency I tried to make sense out of reams of such stuff addressed f rom Berlin to New York It was hopeless Later as Uncle Sams publicity agent if Buenos Aires South America I received oodles of wirelesses from the United States but I couldnt read em However I did get un understandable cables Not from Germany though The Germans were corkedup tight as to friendly propaganda Teuton atrocity stories were distributed ad lib and the kaiser couldnt answer em I dont say they werent true but the kaisers side couldnt be heard from Illustratively Remove Bodies From Squalus PORTSMOUTH N H The macaber task of removing the bodies of the 26 men who drowned when the U S S Squalus sank 11G days ago neared completion Fri day as the battered submarine fi nally lay tilted in the navys dry dock here Whitecoated naval hospital aides made trip after trip from inside the Squalus to an improv ised morgue working through the night under the eerie glare of floodlights and Friday morning 25 bodies had been recovered On the scene as each sheet wrapped basketstretcher was carried ashore were most of the 33 survivors of the Squalus fatal plunge on May 23 and through the night Lieut Oliver F Naquin who still commands the rusted submarine stayed on or near her deck Finger print and dental experts were on hand to aid in the identi fication of those who failed to pass the saved watertight majority door when that the Squalus sank Menwho entered the hull said several bodies could be seen in a group at tha loot of a ladder leading to the after escape hatch I and another group was seen at 4 the foot of another ladder leading to a hatchway Some however were found at stations to which men were assigned when the Squalus plunged The submarine towed home af ter three successful and two fruit less lifting operations was still listed as on active service and the navy expected to recondition her and put her back on duty submarine sahfe the Germans deny it They couldnt have done so in 19 14 18 My conclusion is that well get a better balanced picture of this war than we did of the last one Accounts will conflict of course but at least therell be that con flict It may make it easier for neutral countries to stay neutral V PanAmerican Change Ths PanAmericans too are more cohesive than they were in PCM mersiHe was bi salvage jobs With all due respect for Presi dent Wilson the Latin new world in that era regarded his admin istration as a bullying outfit Quite a few of our southern neigh bors were proGerman because Woodrow Wilson was antiGer man and they were antiWilson I lived there so I know Today the PanAmericans mani festly are overwhelmingly with us on the neutrality issue Even Ar gentinas yielding though it doesnt like us very well because were such pronounced agricul tural competitors President Roosevelt and Secre tary of State Hull have wrought the change mainly as a result of their verbally diplomatic treat ment of the southern republics which just love international su perpoliteness Consolidation Seen This war by the way should consolidate PanAmericanism as never before The last one ought to have done it Before it broke out Latin America did the bulk of its buying in Europe The war left Europe in no shape to fill further over seas orders so we grabbed em If wed had any sense wed have kept the market permanently But our businessmen were so greedy that we antagonized em They switched back to Europe Heres our second crack at it Who says that foreign war wont have its tragic repercussions in the United States Dopes to the effect that the overseas conflict will skyhoot the price of Scotch whisky Naturally The Scotch will be diverted from production of whisky to war mu nitions Corn and our other domestic fluid will be benefited but thats small consolation to our domestic preferential consumers MANY SCHOOLS AGAIN DISMISS Temperatures Soar in Iowa Cooler Weather Forecast by Weatherman DES MOINES Iowa heat wave gave no indication of weakening as temperatures once again moved into the upper 90s over the state after noon Friday forcing widespread dismissal of school classes At 1 p m the thermometer stood at 96 degrees here one de gree shy of the 1927 record for the date but with at least two Mercury Goes to 94 in Mason City IWason Cityans sweltered un der a temperature that reached 94 degrees at oclock Friday afternnon Public schools were dismissed at noon for the sec ond day more hours of afternoon super heating yet to be taken into ac count Schools closed at noon in Ce dar Rapids Des Moines Daven port Fort Dodge and in other Iowa cities The temperature touched 98 at Fort Dodge 94 at Davenport 37 at Moline 111 and Montezuma Iowa and 96 at Omaha Kebr and Iowa City and Adair Iowa lowans suffering from the bombardment of a merciless sun looked forward however to an autumnal mobilization supposed to bring relief Saturday The forecast predicted much cooler weather would move into the north part of the state Friday night and would bring substantially lower readings to all sections Saturday Besides the record temperatures averaging from 15 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year rainfall deficits are mounting steadily Rain here so far this month is 125 inches below nor mal LOOK INSIDE FOR Convicted of Fraud by Jury in Louisiana PAGE 2 Trojan Pass Nips Foes in Opening Grid Scrap PAGE 9 Home Project Club Officers Are Picked PAGE 3 Body of lowan on Squalus Identified PORTSMOUTH N H The United States navy depart ment Friday announced the body of John J Marino of Marshall town a seaman had been re moved from the submarine Squalus FOUR TAKE 56009 CHICAGO men wearing handkerchief masks an armed with revolvers and a sawedoff shotgun took S6000 from the Lawndale Real Estate company on the west side Friday PWOG SETS ZERO HOUR IN DISPUTE CIO Leadership Says Armour Must Meet Tuesday or Face Strike BULLETIN CHICAGO H Cabell president of Armour and Company resigned Friday and was succeeded by Executive Vice President George A East wood WASHINGTON CIO leadership in the packing house ield served notice Friday that Tuesdaywas the zero hour for a tvike at Armour and company meat packing plants unless Arm our officials agreed to negotiate with the CIO Van A Bittner chairman of CIOs packinghouse workers or ganizing committee issued this statement after conferences with the committe and CIO President John L Lewis If Armour doesnt agree to meet Tuesday and negotiate con tracts well shut down all their plants Meanwhile Secretary of Labor Perkins was reported trying to work out new strategy to head off the strike which she recently said would be serious and contrary to public interest The secretary announced earlier in the day that Armour officials in Chicago had offered to confer with her here next Tuesday She first had urged them to come to Washington Friday but they were reported to have replied that because her message arrived late Thursday night they would not be able to reach here until Tuesday The secretarys aides said the Tuesday arrangements would be satisfactory CIO officials have estimated that 18000 out of 22000 employesin 29 Armour plants were members of the CIO packinghouse union The CIO and Armour officials have been deadlocked for several weeks over how to proceed in ne gotiating collective agreements for Armour employes RADIO TALK BY LINDY PLANNED Flyer Will Speak on America and Foreign Wars Friday Night WASHINGTON de jate on whether the present neu rality law is neutral or unneu ral was in full swing Friday and Col Charles A Lindbergh was expected to add to it Friday night n a radio talk to the nation Colonel Lindbergh will speak mm to 9 p m CST on America and Foreign Wars ovei he three major jmbia Mutual and the Nationa Broadcasting company Red hook up Broadcasting officials said the address was arranged for Lind bergh by a friend but declinec to disclose his name It will bethe first time the ra dio audience has heard the famou flyers voice since Aug 28 1931 when he spoke before an assembly of Japanese dignitaries in Tokio The famous flyer who custom arily maintains a strict silence on public affairs was relieved from inactive duty in the war depart ment late Thursday He complete a twoweeks period pi activ included a survey facilities on May 2 Since thervh hasserved in an inactive trainin status in the office of Maj Get Hi H Arnold chief of the arm air corps HALF OF POLISH LAND NOW HELD BY NAZI ARMY Hitlers Warriors Continue to Smash Way Through Country By LLOYD LEHKBAS BUDAPEST Germanys blitzkrieg lightning war has added approximately half of Po ands 150000 square miles to the nazis libcnsraum living room in wo weeks of bitter fighting Smashing into Poland from the north south ana west and blasting down from the air Hit lers warriors Friday were strad dling the main highway running through the middle of Poland after a motorized occupation of all of western Poland except for the dcsnerately defended penin sula containing Warsaw which still was jutting into nazicon auered territory y The Germans swift advances and the disorganization of Polands civil government with its result ant lack of official statistics made an estimate of casualties in the first fortnight of the wnr a mere guess From all available information however Polish military losses were high The civilian population German Warships Bomb Warsaw and Lwow Continuously BUDAPEST A radio sta tion identified by the announce as in Lwow Poland declared Fr dayJaermaiv warships bqmbe Showdown on Soviet Role is Looked For By JOE ALEX MOKIUS United Press Foreign Editor German armies fought their way eep into eastern Poland Friday 1 a drive that appeared likely to orce an early showdown on Soviet ussias role among the warring uropcan powers Advancing steadily toward the umanian and Russian frontiers he nazis reported they were biasi ng at the fortifications before in the east had rossed the LubllnLwow highway n the southeast and had crushed a Polish counterattack in the cen ral Kutno sector But the Polish defenders stilt held out at Warsaw When Ger man mechanized troops again smashed into the suburbs of the capital at Praga they were re ported thrown back once more in desperate fiffhtinjr f With the French and British ap parently preparing for a majo itlack on the German Rhinelam ortifications the fighting in Po and was dominated by the mys ery of what Soviet Russia plan o anything Nazi circles in Berlin wer pleased by Thursdays editorial in lie communist party mouthpiece Pravda at Moscow which was re garded as preparing the way fo possible approval of another par titioning of Poland Hints that Germany and the Soviets had reached an agree ment on Poland came from nazis in the German capital but whether the suggestions were wishful thinking or the result of recent conferences between so viet representatives and hazi military leaders was not indi 3uriti gth e Sight The announcers voice then wa drowned out by the screech sirens apparently warning of an other raid He warned all persons in wa areas in Poland to take even protective precaution since 1 said German planes were droi ping bombs everywhere COL CHARLES A LINDBERGH air survey Undertaker Held in Crash Which Caused 3 lowans Deaths COUNCIL BLUFFS Raynor Glenwood mortician was under arrest Friday after a coroners jury held him respon sible for the hearseauto crash in which Mr and Mrs Edward Bremer and their oneyearold daughter were injured fatally Raynor driver of the hearse is in a hospital suffering from crash injuries Man Steals Big Bus for Wild Ride Frightening Truckers WWsTATnRKTATJn roi mm m C5 WESTMORELAND Cal Jack N Williams 25 rested in jail Friday his revenge impulse at ease Police said he stole a 10 ton Greyhound bus and in a sort of motorists revenge look it on a wild 50 mile ride at 70 miles an Iiour forcing trucks off the high way like frightened chickens It was just an impulse Wil liams was quoted as explaining 606 No Monroe I wanted to get back some of that rightofway Id been giving up to trucks for all these years The S35000 twodecker bus was parked in a lot at Brawley Williams hopped in whiie the driver was eating lunch and was off with a roar The bus fortu nately was empty Up the flat straight highway through Imperial valley sped Mason Ctry towa Williams and the big bus at 70 miles an hour This is a road teeming with heavy trucks car rying farm produce Williams said it was a joy indeed the way they lumbered frantically off to one side and let him have the road One driver argued the issue at Westmoreland and was side swiped and sent into the ditch At Indio police put up a light bar r i c a d e Williams whammed through it A patrol ear couldnt get past to stop him Finally the officers opened fire at the bus pockmarking it and nicking Williams Williams stopped in one wrist An examining physician said he bad been drink ing intoxicating liquor and1 also had taken a mild drug The Weather FORECAST IOWA Showers and local thunderstorms Friday niffht and Saturday except fair in south cast portion Friday night much cooler Saturday and Saturday night and in northwest and north central portion Friday night MINNESOTA Unsettled Fri day night showers or thunder storms in south and east por tions becoming generally fair Saturday much cooler except in extreme southeast portion Friday night and in northwest portion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 95 Minimum Thursday night 68 At 8 a m Friday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 52 throughout the battle zone and be hind the lines also was said have suffered severely in death injuries and property destruction The Poles admitted Friday that a German mechanized force held Zaniosc on the main high way between Lublin and Lwow with attacks continuing againsl Warsaw and Lwow Lwow is 220 miles southeast o Warsaw with Lublin about half way between the two This meant that Poland had been split in half with the greater portion of its population of 33 000000 either already semipris oners in occupied territory or fleeing toward Hungary Rumania and Latvia Germans Pick Up Battlefield Metal BERLIN say Po lands battlefields will be u dis appointment to souvenir hunters Empty cartridge clips shells steel helmets and other metal are gath ered up after the fighting and taken back to Germany they said to be melted and used again Sotae naxis predicted definite soviet action against Poland but it was believed more likely that a buffer state between Germany and Russia would be formed as a result of the conquest of Poland SOVIETJflPS END CONFLICT Reported to Have Reached Armistice in Border Clashes MOSCOW Russia and Japan were reported to have reached an armistice Friday in their undeclared war on the Man choukuoMongolian border Some observers expected the move to lead immediately to the signing of a nonaggression pact between them Japanese Ambassador Shigenori Togo and Soviet Premier and For eign Commissar Vyachesiaff Mol otoff were said by usually unim peachable sources to have agreed upon an immediate cessation of in a fourhour confer GERMAN PLANE FLEET BEATEN ON WEST FRONT Nazi Artillery Lays Down Screen of Shells on 40 Mile Line BULLETIN PARIS The French high command announced Fri day night a German airfleet had been dcfeated in a battle low over the front lines of the west ern front PAH IS German troops were reported Friday to be re treating slowly down the Moselle valley in the face of French pres ure Unofficial French advices said the Germans were leaving their advance positions before the Siegfried line ripping up railroad tracks which follow the course of the river The Germans apparently fcarefl a French attack toward their base at Trier which is only a few thousand yards in front of the Sieefried Sine French said that German au thorities had removed civilians from the region between the frontier and the Siegfried line along the northern flank of the vestern front German artillery laid down n screen of shells on a 40 mile front extending from the Moselle on the extreme north to a point be yond Saarbruecken French forces seesawed f ieycely at Saarbriieckens de 7 fenses alternatinr attacS f foin J three sides It was reported while an offensive northeast of the frontier town of Sicrck car ried them closer to the impor tant German base of Trier hostilities ence They will meet again Saturday after which a communique will be issued it was said Germany has been trying to af fect a reconciliation between Mos cow and Tokio since the signing of tlie GermanSoviet nonaggres sion pact of Aug 24 Saarbruecken major goal of the operations lies iti Germanys industrial Saar valley The general staff reported a local offensive toward Trier had established strong posi tions near the junction of the French German and Luxem bourg borders Trier lies about 25 miles within Germany The communique also indicated the French line facing Saar bruecken was moving slowly to ward that rich prize despite strong enemy reactions notably by his artillery The advance in the Sierck re gion the communique said gave the French assured positions after five days of fighting touched off in that sector by a German of fensive movement The communique did not disclose the extent of the area concerned in the Sierck sector advance It had been known that the Germans shelled the disputed territoiy Washing roads and railway lines between Sierck and Trier Violence of the combat caused Luxembourg authorities to re move residents from the border region although the fighting was Mt MAJOR HEAVY FORTIFICATIONS MAJOR SECONDARY FORTIFICATIONS PILLBOXES BLOCKHOUSES ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS STAVOLD SARREGUEMINES This Associated Press map gives a closcup view of the north fl ank of the western front in ttic Euro i inony JIL rair iraac iriccs   

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