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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             i f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME e ft H isr weu f r KPT of COUP ccs UOINES u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MASON THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS ONE XT7S rtrtS SENATE BIVEN CASJHARRYliLL Ship Reported Lost Mi Cloughs Letter EDITORS NOTE In the fol lowing article by Charles P btewart Washington columnist the capital writer continues his discussion of a Setter received from one of his readers in the midwest identified in the pre vious column as Atty R F Cloueh of Mason City By CHARLES P STEWART Centra Press Columnist ONE OF MY readers out in the midwest writes in mildly re proaching me for my conclusion that overseas waif are improves President Roosevelts chances of be coming a white house third termer It would seem to me he says t h a t there is no logic w h a te v e r in permitting war c o n d i tions in Europe to cause the American 7 people to apKoosevelt prove of the violation of one of the most important traditions as to the length of a presidents tenure in office How can it be argued that we in America should abolish essential traditions of our democracy merely because of war hysteria or war sentiment or be cause the president at the time happens to be obligated by his office and authority to protect America sqfaraa Rossiblerfrom being involved in war Personally I ses no reason lor adjournmentol what I believe to be the overwhelming sentiment of the American people against a third term for Mr Roosevelt or any other president I should hope that newspaper writers would think this thing through and not lend themselves to such a type of political propaganda Merely a Prediction Where my critic errs is in taking it for granted that I was advocat ing a third Sooseveltian term be cause of foreign war conditions All I said was that the war seems to me to make F Ds re nomination look likelier I base this guess on comment I see in the press from all over the coun try and on comment I hear in offi cial governmental circles from congressmen in Washington from hadesandwest throughout the HUNT FOR TWO MORE PRESSED INDREHERCASE Welsh and Slim Are Sought Ostenrieder ReEnacts Murder DES M01NES Authorities renewed with increased vigor Thursday their hunt for two men wanted in connection with the Harold J Dreher slaying here fol lowing the return to the scene of the crime Wednesday Fred Os tenrieder 21 charged with mur der in connection with the crime Ostenrieder was returned here from Eugene Ore by Des Moines authorities His first act on arrival was to reenact for police the circumstances sur roundingthe robbery and fatal shooting of Drchcr Mason City salesman here early the morn ing of July 27 After going over the route fol lowed by the youth and two com panions Francis Welsh and a rnnn known to them only as Shm Ostenrieder went to police headquarters and signed police said a detailed confession of his version of the crime With Ostenrieder in jail Cap tain of Detectives Paul Casteliine who has been in charge of the Dreher investigation since the crime announced he would make a he didnt indicate Sfarch ot Welsh and Locomotive Explodes Two Die nation for the extra session and from fellow members of the Na tional Press daily papers club representing and weekly and an monthly magazines from ocean to ocean and from the Canada line to the Gulf and the Bio Grande Plenty these chaps are as antithirdterm as my critic is or as I may be for all he knows But like the idea or not thats what theyre overwhelmingly pre dicting If the war fizzles out between now and the next democratic na tional convention possibly it will be different That doesnt appear very prob able though Just Supposing Supposing it goes on and we arent in yet The slogan will be ust as when President Wilson was renominated and reelected F Ds kept us out of it Supposing it goes on and were in it the watchword will be No swapping leaders in such an emergency If were in thirdterm sentiment will be stronger than if were not Tf were not set the Wilson prece dent undoubtedly will be semire membered If were in everything will be forgotten T10 new deal be an issue Without a war it would be H i promised to splft the democratic i party and either beat F D for re nomination or beat him for re election if renominated With a on hand however the whole situation is altered Thats how politicians calculate the future y Whos Doing Guessing It isnt my guess or preference Its what I hear Theres lots of American anti war talk There was the last time but the last time initially it had some sincerity about it In 1939 40 its skeptical All this involves the third term question Weve had more experience than wed had in 1914 but Im not sure hat we have basically any more sense the two are still onthe wesi coast since were known to have been in various Oregon cities shortly before Ostenrieder was taken into custody in Eugene last week on a minor charge and was recognized while in a cell as one of the men wanted for the Des Moines murder Warrants charging murder have ren lsued for Ostenrieder and Welsh No warrant has been issued ipr Slim because it was not be lieved a third man was involved in the crime until Ostenrieder re lated the story of the shooting aft er his arrest B Wednesday Oslenrieder went over the route the trio followed from the river front near the pub f to VIRET STANLEY SUCCUMBS HERE Rites for Accident Victim to Be Held atEarlhamSaturday J Viret E Stanley 38 Earlham who was struck by a car driven by Leo Davey 223 Seventh street northwest Tuesday evening died at a local hospital about 815 o clock Wednesday night from a J1UII1 a skull fracture It was Cerro Gordo countys wherathey 1 street and Keosauqua way busy thoroughfare near the business district where the sales man was shot and dumped from a moving automobile at l a m The men traveled only about a mile between the time they took Drehers auto keys from the point of a gun held by Slim to Ostenrieder forced him into his own automobile UiuiiiuuliG xvhile arguing among themselves whether to take Dreher along or ust steal the car and the time the victim was shot and dumped from the vehicle Osienricdcr asserted that Welsh who was riding in the back scat with Dreher shot the niason City man when he tried to jump out of the car He said the men drove to Coun cil Bluffs Iowa abandoned the car went to Omaha where they bought a paper and learned for the first time that Dreher had died Then they headed for the west coast CasteHine said Ostenrieder told officers on the return trip from Eugene that he was glad to get back and clear this thing off my mind TRAYNORlllTS AS PIRATE CHIEF Pittsburgh Rumors Are Heard That Fritsch Will Receive Job PITTSBURGH a r o 1 d Pie Traynor Thursday resigned as manager of the Pittsburgh Pi rales a job he had held since June 1934 A successor has not been selected President William E Benswang Cerro Gordo County Traffic Victim No For 1939 ninth traffic death this year and the fifth in Mason City The accident oc curred at Second street and South Federal avenue He was alleged to have been walk ing against the red light on the east side of Federal avenue according to police Mr Stanley had been working in the harvest fields of Minnesota according to brothers who came to Mason City Thursday Surviving Mr Stanley are his parents Mr and Mrs Charles A Stanley Earlham and seven broth ers Frank Ralph and Wayne of Earlbam Clifford of Dexter George of Stewart Chester Winterset and Cletuas of Cum rning and three sisters Mrs Frank Clements Winterset Mrs Walter Cook Dexter and Mrs Gerry Haugham Fort Des Moines The body was to be taken lo ariham Thursday by the Meyer funeral home Funeral services will be held at Earlham Saturday and burial will be at the Earlham cemeterv Poppycock Replies England to Nazi Ship Attack Claim Germans State Heavy Cruiser Bombed by Planes Near Scotland BERLIN suprehi army command announcing fo the second day a success for Ger manys air force against Britain1 naval mtghr reported Thursday British heavy cruiser had bee bombed off the east coast of Scot land A spokesman for the admiralt m London declared this was a At the same tim the command foreshadowed the end of the campaign in Poland with the news that thc fortress of Mod n 15 miles northwest of War saw had offered to surrender followingthe capitulation of tle Polish capita commands communique er said he would get busy It once to find another manager Reports current here said that JSshi Frs st Louis ou Cardinal pilot would get the job St Louis i Cincinnati I R CREW OF BOAT IS PICKED UP Swedish Freighter Is Torpedoed Sailors in Lifeboats Saved STAVANGER Norway Tne crew of the 3378 ton Swedish freighter Nyland picked up from lifeboats off the Norwegian coast asserted their ship had been halted by a submarine early Thursday and torpedoed seven hours later The entire of 29 saved by Norwegian boats The Nyland carried iron trom Antwerp Driver Obeys the Law But Too Quickly CHARLOTTE N Car John Murphy was right in obey ing the Jaw but he was wrong in obeying too quickly When a siren sounded Murphy stopped his automobile so suddenly a police a car rammed him in the rear D rn The aid Heavy British cruiser was suc cessfully attacked off the Isle of tfy at the mouth of the Firth o Forth by one air force fighting unit One 250kilo 550pound bomb hit the prow The announcement failed to as sess the damage but added Of the heavy British nava orces which were attacked the day before oie air plane carrier was hit by one 500 kilo 11100pound bomb and one battleship was hit at the prow and amidships by two 250kilo bombs Jf y Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty announced Wednes day that 20 German planes had attacked a squadron of British ships without scoring any hits He said one plane was shot down one was badly damaged and the crew of the third was captured after The fortress of Modlin strong hold of Polish forces at the junc tion of thc Vistula and Bug rivers waved the white flag of surrender 24 hours after the Polish capital gave up That the Polish campaign was approaching an end further was indicated in the communique an nouncement that the main body of German troops in the east now was behind the demarcation line agreed upon by Germany and soviet Russia On the western front thc high command said there were no noteworthy fighting activities The belief was prevalent among nazis that Germanys war would end Friday with the formal sur render of Warsaw by her 100000 defenders But Germany further strength ened her western defenses and informed sources said if Great Britain still wanted to fight it was up to her Germany also was strengthening herself politically in the east In dications increased that the mis sion of German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to Mos cow might result in closer politi LOOK INSIDE FOR PROPAGANDA IS DISCHARGED ON LITTLE ESTONIA Stalin and Ribbentrop Meet in Conference Which May Be Eventful By UNITED PRESS Soviet Russia Thursday increased the pressure of red army navy and aerial forces on the Baltic f At Moscow the ffovern announced the wrecking of a second soviet ship in tryingto escape a mysterious and un identified submarine off the Es tonian coast The announcement was made in a manner indicatingthe al leged attacks might he used as grounds for action against Es tonia CHARLES JEFFEItSON Convicted of Slaying Girl 17 in Florida PAGE 2 Mason City Teams Set for Friday Night Play PAGE 13 Fights Before Death of Youth Described PAGE 7 15 KILLED IN BRITISH BLAST Explosion Rocks Munitions Factory in North of England LONDON ministry Of upply announced that 15 persons vere killed Thursday by an ex losion in a munitions factory omewhere in the north of Britain The location of the factorv was ot disclosed beyond the fact that t was in the north Four other persons were injured A communique issued by the imistry of information said The ministry of supply regrets o announce that at one of the srthern explosive factories an ex losion took place this after oon involving the loss as far as in be ascertained of 15 lives Four persons were also injured The material damage will not enously interfere with produc on T came reports that the Russian fleet in battle formation was cruising in Eston ian waters and that a soviet prop aganda campaign had been opened against the Estonian government At Moscow fhc nazi foreign minister Joachim von Ribben trop was engaged in talks with Josef Stalin that may be more momentous than any of Thurs days developments on the bat tlefield With Bulgarian Turkish and Esthonian representatives also in the Russian capital it was believed the next soviet move might indicate whether Stalin and Hitler will agree or disagree on rEuropes future For von Ribbentrop this was the second visit to Moscow in lit tle more than a month On Aug 23 soviet Russia and Germany counfounded the rest of Europe when ihey negotiated a nonag gression pact The length of the first talk four and onehalf indica ted that several problems were involved and the announcement that tile conversations would con tinue Thursday after the prin cipals had slept indicated that de cisions still were to be made In addition to questions rising from the RussianGerman parti tion of Poland observers believed other major issues confronted Hi conferees spccuIaicJ on the pos sibility of some form of military Pact to broaden present nonag gression ties and also on the chance of a new Balkan bloc with Turkey participating Viewed as significant was voi Kibbentrops arrival while Turk ish Foreign Minister Sukru Sar acoglu and aides were here While von Ribbentrop was being received Wednesday Estonias for eign minister Karl Seller cam back to Moscow for the second time in three days He received no such welcome as von Ribbentrops Unofficial reports persisted that Russia was making de mands upon Estonia for fortifi cation concessions in Estonian wafers on the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic sea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS al cooperation between Germany and soviet Russia nazi KILLED IN ACCIDENT LEMARS Rob bins 18 of LeMars was killed When a light delivery truck which she in vith three vviiu inree other persons left a highway near I here struck a tree and careened into a house Kussias newest cJosmjf of the Neva river to all foreign Eu ropean observers Thc closing of the Neva cuts off Finlands Iake Lagoda from the Baltic sea This Central Press man shows how vital this river is to oceanbound commerce from southern Fin land FORMER IOWAN GASSED JAMESTOWN N Dak uI A Miller about 60 was asphyxiated in a fourfoot mam Wednesday Miller came here seven years ago from Shcl I don Iowa BERLIN Germany re ports bombing of British heavy cruiser near Scot land British admiralty calls report Warsaws defenders expect ed to surrender formally Friday Hitler after two day stay leaves Berlin for unannounced destination PARIS dis patches report French scouting flights far into Germany enemy attack west of S a a r b r u e c k e n failed communique says reporting calm night on wester n front French sources express belief Hit ler peace proposals under threat of possible soviet German military alliance Ribben trop confers with Molotoff in Stalins presence specu lation mentions German soviet pact and possible cre ation of new Balkan bloc with Turkish participation t O N D O convinced Hitler will use Moscow talks as spring board for peace offensive since Poland is conquered Britain continues prepara tions for long war HITLErUftUDS SUBS CREWS Congratulates Sailors Returning From Cruises Into Enemy Waters WIIHELMSHAVEN Germany Hitler visited this North sea naval base Thursday to congratulate submarine crews re turning from cruises in enemy waters Announcement of the fuehrers visit said he came to laud the submarine Flotilla for successful trips abroad Grand Admiral Erich Raeder cornmanderinchief of the Ger man navy accompanied Hitler Thc fuehrer thanked officers and men personally and later at an informal gathering had mem bers of submarine crews tell him of their experiences New High Is Set in Iowa State College AMES State college enrollment reached a new high when more than 6300 students registered for the fall quarter Registrar J R Sage said here Thursday A year ago at this same tune 5912 students were enrolled Sage said Previous high was 6130 for the winter term last year BORAH REPORTS 16 TO 1 VOTE BY COMMITTEE Gillette Ballots to Debate Measure But May Oppose Final Form WASHINGTON sen ate foreign relations committee approved Thursday the adminis tration neutrality bill to permit the sale of American armaments to belligerent nations Senate debate on the measure is scheduled too start Monday v Senator Borah of Idaho rankingrepublican member of the committee announced the vote as 16 to 7 He said several of those volinsr for the measure did so to Bet it to the senate floor for debate They reserved the njht to oppose it later Senate Majority Leader Baik ley of Kentucky said the commit tee had agreed to an amendment to permit American planes to land and refuel at Iheir bases in the western hemisphere even if the bases were situated on belligerent territory Committeemen recorded as vot ing against approving the bill were Senators Clark D Ship stead FL LaFollette ProgWis and four republi cans Johnson of California Van denberg of Michigan Capper of Kansas and Borah D Iowa olds D x Car were said have voted for approval In order w ect the measure to the floor They reserved the rfchl to op pose it later li Tthe f mitlee made pub lic the following vote on the ques tion of reporting the bill to the senate e Voting to reporUPittman D Harrison D George D Wagnei D Connally D uys D Murray D Mont SchwcJlenbach D Wash pen Pcr D Green D H I Barkley D Reynolds D N Guffey D Gil Maine and whlto R Voting against the motion were Johnson The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday probably showers Thursday night much cooler except Thursday night in extreme southeast portion MINNESOTA Much cloudi ness Thursday niEht and Friday showers in extreme south and possibly rain or snow in east central portion Thursday night colder Thursday night frost or freezing in northwest and west central portions colder in ex treme southeast not so cold in extreme northwest Friday IN MASON CITY weather statis and Shipstead FL Minn The bill was approved after a three hour session It would re i embargo on arms to belligerent countries Belligerents would be re quired to take title to all arm aments and other roods pur chase1 i this country before they were shipped however and would Iiave to carry the purchases home in their own vessels Sponsors of the measure claim licsft provisions would serve to put all sales to warring countries basis VrtUal and cary The committees final action on the measure came aiter develop which threatened for a time to delay ap proval until Friday Senator Borah H Idaho rank ing minority member of the com mittee earlier told reporters that Some members left the commit tee session when the senate met at noon but most remained to work on the measure Senator Capper R KanO sall that among the matters under dis cussion was the provision banning American ships and airplanes from carrying goods to belligerents Shipping interests have urged re vision of that provision ThC fi08 rclations committee v as called together amid pressure from domestic ship and air lines to modify the proposed ban acaint transportation by American ve to GlobeGazelle ics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 72 53 55 Gillette Plans to Offer Amendment By RALPH YOUNG 1 WASHINGTON As Senator Gillette emerged from the threc tiour session of the foreign rela tions committee Thursday he said that providing certain amend ments were incorporated in the proposed new neutrality law he fn thc forces and vote for it PassaBc Gllctte said lie will offer an amendment to measure when it J   

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