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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HMLQU E R His r ueu AH r o of Jo co CES UOINES u KfiicvruK me HUME pMt 11111111 CITY 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS BRITAIN SEEKS TO REDEEM EUROPE Leave to Bring Back Man in Dreher Slaying YOUTH WAIVES EXTRADITION IN MURDER COUNT Ostenrieder Admits He and 2 Others Robbed Killed Local Man Des Moines Police Detective Charles Antrim and Walter Selvy assistant Polk county attorney left Wednesday for Eugene Ore to return Fred Ostenrieder to Des Moines to face charges in the death of Harold J Dreher salesman at the Raizes department store The murder which had re mained a mystery for nearly two months was near solution with the confession of Ostenricder that he and two other men par ticipated in the rohbery and shooting of the local man in Des Moines if Sheriff C A Swarfs of Lane county Ore announced that Ost enrieder 21 in custody of Eu Supreme Penalty Favored by Widow Id like to see him bans was Mrs Harold J Drehers comment when informed Wed nesday by a GlobeGazette re jorterthat Fred Ostenrieder had confessed participating in the robbing and slayins of her husband Details of interview on page 4 gene Ore on a minor charge had admitted complicity in the crime Ostenrieder the sheriff said told him Francis Welsh 32 shot Dreher as he leaped from a speed ing automobile near the down town business district in Des Moines the morning of July 27 The sheriff said Ostenrieder purportedly did not know of Welshs present whereabouts or the identity of the third person Ostenrieder 21 signed a state ment Wednesday admitting impli cation in the death Dreher but Sheriff Swarts declined to release the information before hearing from midwest authorities The youth waived extradi tion and probably will return to Des IMoines with Iowa offi cers Friday Ostenrieder and Welsh are charged with murder in connection with the crime The charges were filed when their fingerprints were found on Drehers automobile when it was located in Council Bluffs tne day after the 45 year old Mason City man had been tossed from a moving automobile on busy Keosauqua way near the business district at Des Moines Expert 3rd Man to Be Identified Police said they expected early identification of the third man reported to have borne the nickname Slim involved in the Harold J Dreher slay ing They also said reports re ferring to a woman seen in the death car probably applied to Ostenrieder who has a long effeminate face and wind blown longcurly hair shortly after 1 a m He died of a bullet wound a few minutes later Ostenrieder was arrested in Eugene for burning railroad ties and was connected with the Des Moines crime by Sheriff Swarts who saw his picture on a police bulletin Before admitting complicity in crime Tuesday Ostenrieder contended he was working in the midwest in July but knew nothing of the Drehcr death The sheriff quoted Ostenrieder as saying he Welsh and the third man met Drehcr in Des Hloines robned him and started to take him to the outskirts of ihe city in his own car The sheriff said the suspect told him the three men planned to dump Dreher out unharmed and steal the car but that the salesman began to jump out of the car and Welsh shot him Although the sheriff said rob bery was given by Ostenrieder as the motive for the crime the trio evidently missed the best part of its possible loot Two bills the had Their Part of Slaying Revealed FRED OSTENRIEDER FRANCIS WELSH implicated were found in Drehers shoes after his death Gov George A Wilson re quested the extradition of Os tenrieder to face a slaying charge Assistant Chief of Detectives Paul Castelline was designated in the requisition as the governors agent to return Ostenrieder to Des Moines The Polk county board of sup ervisors arranged to advance funds needed for the return of the prisoner to Des Moines Mean while federal officials said they would not press charges of cross ing state lines to avoid prosecu tion at least while extradition proceedings were pending ITALYMlES PEACE APPEAL Urge Britain France to End War in West as Useless Venture ROME Mussolinis newspaper II Popolo Dltalia Wednesday published an implied appeal to Britain and France to come to terms with Germany It called the war in the west use less Italian sensibility tempered by thousands of years again points out the right road the paper said referring to earlier peace suggestions made in Rome wnole civilized world may once more see how correct were the vision and proposals of Rome It Popolo declared The war was as disastrous for Poland as it tragically useless Now that that prediction is fulfilled in the east the same word of good sense may be repeated for the west WARSAW STILL Revolt by F R POLITICAL FIGHTS AGAINST Czechs GERMAN ARMY Reported DnJiA movement had broken out against UIMAEIJ invjwciucut nan uitmea gut against still held out Wednes Germany in the former Czecho Radio Station Sends Call When Will Help Come We Are Waiting By UNITED PRESS Warsaw day of the manyv termination to fight against Hitlerism For 12 days the Polish capital had been cut off by the invading armies of Adolf Hitler Bombs crumbled her ancient churches her homes and her public buildings the Warsaw radio an nounced Mechanized troops that had slashed the cream of Po lands armies to ribbons pounded at her gates Warsaws defend ers took their place in history beside the besieged men of the Alcazar of Lucknow of Mafe Wngand of the Alamo but no hhope was held for their suc cess Then Wednesday the Warsaw radio spoke again It was n weak ened appealing voice but still de fiant We shall endure Many thousands are dead Our troops havc thrown back new attacks Our troops ejected the enemy from his positions When will LOUIS HOLDS 17 POUND EDGE SPORTS BULLETIN D E T R O IT Joe Louis held a 17 pound edge over Bob Pastor as they iveighcdin Wednesday for their title bout in Brigps stadium Wednesday night Louis tipped the scales at 200 pounds and the challenger at 183 Warsaws and an ans wer to Hi tiers speech at Danzig came from London and Paris but it held little hope for the defend ers of the Polish capital except a prediction that their cause would triumph France will fight to the end for victory over Hitlerism the coun cil of ministers declared in Paris and Poland will receive her right ful reparation The French gov ernment denounced the lying speech of Hitler in which the nazi fuehrer said he wanted peace on his own terms but that Poland would never rise again And in London where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went before the house of commons the government reiterated a similar pledge and assailed Hitlers and his implied threat to loose the nazi aerial fleet over English that Britain was responsible for the war V But there was no tendency in either of the allied capitals to minimize the difficulties they were facing now that soviet Russia troops had taken over the eastern third of Poland spread out alongthe Lithuanian fron tier and thrust to the Rumanian frontier and the city of Lwow in the south Nazi troops also were attacking Lwow where the Poles appeared to be holding out as strongly as at Warsaw but Berlin said the Ger mans would withdraw from the Ukraine and White Russian sectors as the red army entered because Hitler had promised that there will never be a conflict between Germany and Russia Although Scandinavian reports said that Russia was blockading the Esthonian coast on the grounds that government had aided Polish submarines thus creating fear of capital denied there was any blockade and Moscow officials de clined to discuss the situation were crushed prisoner and 105000 taker Group Hospitalization Is Started in Iowa orr O Bnen said was an former vice president nf ornev torney ce present n organization that would provide United States Lines would group nospitalization insurance on the allies in the war as an a nonprofit basis to groups LONDON UR The British ministry of information issued an official statement Wednesday say ng it was learned in authorita revolutionary dreds of persons The revolutionary movement was said in the announcement to have started in hev protec torate of Bohemia and Moravia with considerable casualties and to have spread to western Slovakia where about 1500J Slovak troops revolted and were disarmed The list of arrested runs to thousands and those executed into the hundreds the ministry snid Those who had no firearms seized any weapon handy Labor ers wives at Prague used boards studded with nails The ministrys statements said that despite repressive measures the fight of the CzechoSlovaks against superior forces and ruth less tyranny continues with cour age and determination German authorities chiefly storm ruthless measures the statement in sisted r Last summerthere wasconsid erable unrest in Prague and in dustrial sectors of the former CzechoSlovakian republic A Ger man policeman was killed and there were passive resistance strikes and other disturbances in cluding many attacks on German police and nazi storm troopers At that time predictions were made that in event of war there would be widespread sabotage if not uprisings in Bohemia and Moravia but frequent indirect re ports of such outbreaks in the last week lacked any substantia tion w The revolutionary outbreak ac cording to the ministry developed into serious fighting between the Czech people and the German au thorities with considerable cas ualties on both sides The ministry said the fighting was preceded a few days previ ously by labor demonstrations at Prague which on Saturday night developed into serious clashes be tween the population and German authorities chiefly the storm troopers YOUTH IS SHOT ACCIDENTALLY Duane Van de Walker 18JtfcIntireIsin Serious Condition LITTLE Van de Walker 18 son of Harvey Van de Walker Mclntire was acci dentally shot in a hunting acci dent near Little Cedar Wednes day morning Van de Walker was sitting in the car and his companion a man ompanon a man a soviet invasion of uy the name of Whery was crank rect cables from Tallinn Esthonian the car when the accident oc rnn tn Honlorf ivnrn QIIUHUI ut snot near the eyes with a 22 caliber rifle Germany s high command anHis condition is considered serious nounccd that one of the greatest at the Osage hospital where he annihilation battles of all time was taken Van de Walker had had been fought in the Kutno disbeen working near Little trict of Poland 60 miles west of the past summer Warsaw where Polish defenders Kermit R Reported to Be Planning to Serve British Shipping DES MOINES WArticlcs of Dally dif incorporation were filed with the patch from London Jad WednesI Sf f HosPitaI Roosevelt son of At fresident Theodore Roosevelt and in the British LEADERS MEET IN WHITE HOUSE Alf M Landon Thinks Congress Should Continue in Session WASHINGTON President R o p s e v e It was represented Wednesday as being disposed to have a very free and frank dis cussion of neutrality at his meet ing with congressional and politi cal leaders Wednesday afternoon This was the statement made by Stephen Early white house secretary as one of the conferees Alf M Landon 1036 republican standard bearer expressed the be Roosevelt Talk to Congress on KGLO President Roosevelts message to the special session of con gress as hat body meets Thurs day noon to consider revision of the neutrality bill will he car ried over KGLO via the Colum bia network Thursday from 1 to 2 p m hef that congress meeting Thurs day should remain in session dur ing the emergency period of the European war There is a definite feeling Landon said that congress should stay in session There is more confidence in the united judgment of ihe representatives than in one mans opinion So much depends on the slender thread of incidents that we want congress to slay in session Landon said he intended to em phasize this point to the presi dent The 1336 republican presidential nominee also declared that senti ment in the middle west and as disclosed in mail he has received appeared to be very strong for an extension of the cashandcarry method of sales to belligerent na tions He declined however to say whether he was in favor of including arms now embargoed in such sales Whether Mr Roosevelt will ask congress to repeal the entire neutrality act instead of just the arms embargo suction will have to await his message he told reporters Tuesday Opposition forces in the senate however served notice that they planned a determined struggle to retain the embargo although they mnr any intention of fill disclaimed blistering Vice President Garner smil ingly silent on the issue was met at his train Wednesday morning by Colonel Ed Halsey secretary of the senate House Majority Leader Hayburn D arriving on the same train also declined comment on legislatue plans Rayburn and Garner are among those who will the white house confer attend ence Alf M Landon ami Col Frank Knov republican candi dates for the presidency and vice presidency in 1036 were next in the capital Landon said he had come to the conference m a spirit of cooperation in this roost unusual frisis con fronting us as a people has in his newspaper the complete of the present neutrality law commented Van dc Walker was shot near Tm own hcrc as atl Ameri e eves will can not ns a republican The president is anxious to adjourn politics and I thoroughly approve The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler Wednes day nielil possibly local tislit frost extreme north somewhat warmer Thursday afternoon west and north MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday niffht and Thursday cooler extreme southeast pos sibly local light frost cast not so cool northwest and west central Wednesday night warmer Thursday except ex treme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 85 Minimum Tuesday night SO At 8 a m Wednesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum fil Minimum 33 Soldiers of the King These British soldiers arc seen on the march somewhere in England prior to embarkation for service on the western war front with one of them tarry me a bed and breakfast sign on his rifle Ttiispbato was cabled from tendon to New York Germany and Russia Agree on Polish Occupation Splitup Consider Lightning War Ended Except for Mopping Up Work BERLIN supreme high command disclosed Wednesday that Germany and soviet Ihissia have reached an agreement on the partition of Poland at least so far as their armies of occupation are concerned That the demarcation line lias been set was announced in a com munique which however did not say where the line runs It asserted the German forces would withdraw from their present positions after destruc tion of the last remnants of the Polish army there to the de marcation line definitely fixed between the German and Rus sian governments Whether this line lies east or west of Warsaw was not indicated The communique said German forces had advanced to a line run ning from Stryj in southeast Poland north near Lwow then north to BrestLitovsk 160 miles from the soviet frontier and up to Bialystok 150 miles from the Russian border The entire Rumanian frontier bordering southeast Poland is in Russian hands Presumably as the Germans retire the red army will take their place by advancing west ward from their present posi tions Whether the army of oc cupation areas later will become lie new boundaries between Germany and Russia was a moot ciutfstion Informed quarters intimated this question was not yet com pletely solved Four German army officers ar rived by plane in Moscow to take part in consultations presumably concerning the future of Poland The Moscow communique reported tiic Russian occupation ol both Lwow in the southeast and Wil no in northeastern Germanys lightning war was considered here at an end except for mopping up activities in Po land The Poles however were still fighting in and south of the fortified town of Mocllin immedi ately north of Warsaw Warsaw itself also has not capitulated to German arms The handful of Polish troops who gave the Germans some trouble Tuesday on the heights back of Gdynia Polish port at the end of the corridor gave up Tues day night Several thousand prisoners were reported taken The strength of the Poles fight ing resistance surprised even Gcr LOOK INSIDE FOR EIFFEL TOWER Becomes Listening Post to Protect Paris PAGP 2 G 0 P Women Meet at Hampton Thursday PAGE 8 Reds Trip as Cardinal Win Shaves Loop Lead PAGE D tion to the western front assert ing operations there were limited and of a scouting nature NEW MCFXSEsT REQUIRED DES MOINES warning that drivers operating motor ve hicles without 193941 drivers licenses are subject to arrest was issued by Carl Fischer state pub lic safely commissioner THREATS WILL NOT DETER US England Hopes to Eliminate Fear of German Aggression LONDON Minister hamberlain declared in the house of commons Wednesday that Brit ains general war purpose was to redeem Europe from the perpetual and recurring fear of German ag gression and enable the peoples of Europe to preserve their inde pendence and liberties Replying to Adolf Hitlers anzig speech Tuesday he prime minister said No threats will deler us or our French allies from this pur pose Herr Hitler says much in his speech about the humane methods with which he lias waged war Chamberlain continued f can only say that methods are not made humane by calling them so and that accounts of Ger man bombing of open towns and machinegunning of refugees have shocked the whole world It was the prime ministers third report on the conflict He announced that the govern ment calculated 139 British and neutral lives had been lost so far from submarine attacks exclud ing the sinking of the aircraft ear ner Courageous and that an ad ditional 44 persons were reported missing The admiralty reported 38 missing from the Courageous Chamberlain said Hitlers includ that Frarici agreed to Italian mediation while BrKain refused it The prime minister said a new wZiite Paper would be issued Thursday so that public opinion may have no difficulty in formingits final judgments f The British government did not seek this war but their hopes were shattered by the unprovoked and brutal aggression of Germany upon our Polish allies Chamberlain said that on the western front valuable strategic and tactical objectives have been secured by the French and ground gamed has been held in the face of increasingly severe German re sistance V Of ilic war at sea Cliambcr lain said there had been intense and continual naval activity mainly in the form of attacks on Uboats carried out by destroy ers small craft and the fleet air arm actingunder order of the main fleets and squadrons The treat difference between the last war and this one is that whereas in the last war we were on the defensive against the Uboat campaign we arc now carrying out an offensive against the 0boats and they are con tinuously ami relentlessly ackccl whenever they disclose themselves Earlier Winston Churchill lord of the admiralty said there was every reason to believe that the submarine which sank the aircraft carrier Courageous Sun day had been sunk Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house of commons it is still too early to pronounce any final verdict on what hr termed soviet Russias cynical attack on Poland He also declared Adolf Hitlers pcech at Danzig Tuesday does not change the situation with which we are confronted With Soviet Ambassador Ivan irsky leaning forward from the gallery Chamberlain declared that for Poland the unhappy victim of Russias attack the result has Chamberlain said that despite the fact that Britain and France liacf been unable to save Poland from defeat they have her that they have not forgotten their obligations to her nor weak ened in their determination to carry on the struggle He then declared the navys campaign in two man officers who first calculated uiuu ac the enemy had 50000 or 60000 antisubmarine campaign in two en participating m the nineday weeks had achieved more result than werp accomplished over E corrmnnd communique much longer periods in the last again Wednesday paid scam attcn war and added that alreadv iv war and added that already six or seven submarines have paid the full penalty In some cases the prime minis ter said crews of Uboats have been captured Chamberlain asserted it is already clear that the navy and merchant marine will be able to maintain essential supplies of raw materials and food for this country   

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