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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             11 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME A It 0 M I S F LEM 4 19 0 or i DCS WOIHES 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1939 THS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO304 NAZIS REDS OFFER nA A W PEACF Germany and Russia Redraw Map and Pledge Friendship Anew Hitlers Diplomacy Watched By CHAELES P STEWART Central Press Columnist WHILE NOBODY doubts that Hoosevelts and State Secretary Hulls sympathies are entirely on the side the European demo cratic countries against the to talitarian line up it doesnt follow that they do not think Prime Minister Neville Cham berlain of Great Britain and Premier Edou ard Daladier of France have bungled their old world poli CHAMBERLAIN cies T h e r es no quotable authority for it but Washingtons general impression is that the white house tenant and his cabinet chief regard these two government heads as having been completely outsmarted by Herr Hitler And its said they havent much patience with such a couple of supposedly topnotch statesmen for being diplomatized half to death by Berlins presumably seminutty formerly housepaint ing fuehrer It seems to be the administra tioris theoTyltijathad vMrr Chain berlairi and MrDaladier stood pa a good dea sooner there neednt have been any war Not Very Democratic The theory seems to be that the pair of them are mildly fascistica themselves Theyre anticommu nistic certainly Theyre not re garded as having been even nazi istic And probably they werent outandout fascists Theyre sus pected though of not having been especially good democrats Conse quently its assumed that they fussed along temporizing until they lost control of developments altogether Theres an obvious hunch in Washington that theyre Hktly to acquiesce in peace terms from Hitler leaving Germany virtual victor for the time being Not that anyone believes such a peace could last Ion but it might partly save the Anglo French face temporarily Spain Versus Russia Spain figures in the equation Its a comparatively trifling coun try but it weighs a bit The Spanish civil struggle main ly was between the Catholics and nonCatholics Russia gave a cer tain amount of aid to the non not much but some aviators and planes That was enough to prejudice ihe Spanish Catholics against the Russians anyway LOOK FOR INSIDE JOHN D M HAMILTON G 0 P Chief States There Will Be No Truce PAGE 2 Rites for Inventor at Garner Planned PAGE 5 Cincinnati Wins Race for National Pennant PAGE 9 One of Dreher Killers in Mason City One orthe Dreher killers Fred Otto Ostenrieder was in Mason CHy Friday as the search for the other two turned to Minneapolis and theiDakotas He is shown in the center above chained to Capt Paul Cas tellfnc of the Des Maines police department left with Detective Charles Antrim at the right The con fessed accomplice in the slayingwas surprisingly youthful looking with fuzzy hair on his face to show that a rue heard has not yet developed Lock pho lo Kayenay engraving Officers Take Ostenrieder to Minneapolis in Checkup Mrs Dreher Rejects Opportunity to See Slaying Accomplice Fred Otto Oslenriecier confessed accomplice in the murder of Har old J Dreher Friday was in Mason City the home town the victim Linked by a six foot steel chain to Capt Paul Casfellinc of the Des Moines police force and accompanied also by Detec tive Charles Antrim he was on his way to Minneapolis and the Dakotas according to the cap tain check the background of Francis P Welsh and Slim the other two men wanted in connection wilji the slaying The Mason City stop was a hap penstance the officersaid when he was questioned at the Pritchard Motor company repair shop The Its Pronounced OstenReader Youve probably been calling it OSTENRIDER havent you Long o and long The correct pronunciation is OSTEXREADER short At any rale this was the in formation volunteered by the youth himself in response to a aiicstion put to him by a Gloue reporter duvingr his stay in Mason City Friday morning TIic slim stoopshouldered youth revealed in response to a direct question that he was born in Chicasro and reared in southern California near Los Angeles Both ot his parents live in Oregon His fathers failure to contact him when he was ar rested in Eugene Ore caused the break which resulted in his confession engine of the auto they were driv ing developed ignition trouble and they had to stop to have it re paired Captain Casielline was reluctant to explain their mission and when asked why Ostenrieder was along he evaded ihe question lie admit ted that they expected to be gpne two or three days Ostenrieder nnd Welsh ure known to have frequented flop houses and transient camps in and North Dakota W Mrs Drchcr who some time ago said that she would be filad lo witness the hanging of her husbands killers Friday refused an opportunity to see Osten riedcr I wouldnt No I really wouldnt she replied considering the suggestion as she spoke slow feel this way about it It wouldnt do me any good and it wouldnt do them any good now I really wouldnt You can look for a definite break in the case within a few days we believe Captain Cas telline told the reporter t Just what is there to this so called woman angle1 in the case asked the reporter Why we dont believe there was any woman involved at all answered the detective confirm ing the suggestion made some time ago by Mrs Dreher It was Ostenrieder who was mistaken for a woman because of his bushy tousOed hair1 he continued point ing to the youth shackled to him The Des Moines detective in quired as to thn health of Mrs Dreher When he lieard some one had notified her of Osten rietlers presence in Mason City he said Im glafl she didnt come down here It wouldnt have been so ffood snd there would be nothing gained He appeared to believe Osten rieders story that there was a third man in the car with Dreher the night the Mason City man was slain We know very little about him he said but I really be lieve Ostenrieders statement that this man was with Welsh and him at the time of the killing Ostenrieder who during the in terview glanced quizzically at both the detective and reporter at tempted to overhear part of the conversation particularly when it pertained to the victim He seemed to be uneasy at the attention he attracted and spoke only when the officer or a newspaperman talked to him He was shabbily dressed wearing a faded brown overcoat with a blue sweater white shirt and plaid tie on the automobile engine The reporter suggested to the detec tive that he was just a boy uho had gotten into bad com pany hut received in answer a quizzical glance from the offi cer and the information that Ostenrieder had quite a criminal record on his own accounf W His presence in Mason City at tracted considerable attention as the word spread and people began to walk past and into the garage When two women came in ant proceeded up thestairs to the sec ond floor repair department De tective Antrim came down and re quested that the door to the stair way be locked Bill Lntimer of the motor com pany was first to recognize Osten rieder noting the fact that he was chained to the detective The fuzzy mop of hair which Osten rieder never covers made him eas ily recognizable from his pictures Iowa Youth Believed Hit During Robbery j Succumbs in Ottumwa OTTUMWA Henry Geifman 22 died Friday of blows from a blunt instrument believed by police to have been inflicted during a robbery The youth was found lying unconscious on the floor of his small shoe store short ly after noon BRITISH VIEWS UNCHANGED BY SCARE MOVE Observers Point to Long War Preparations Against Hitlerism LONDON P Great Britain md France consulted Friday on he Germansoviet Russian peace overture and the British cabinet examined it Informed sources however said Britains determination to continue the war against Ger many was in no way altered by the new declaration These sources represented the government as viewing the move as a final supreme effort to frighten Britain and France into a quick peace Bui they said the desired re sult will not be produced It was announced Prime Minis ter Chamberlain would make Britains official reply Monday in the house of commons Of the new trade pact between Russia and Germany the British government was said to believe Russia would not be able to ex port large amounts of supplies be cause of her home needs Russia already had a trade agreement with Germany and the British argued Hie liew measure could not go much beyond tha in increasing the two nations commerce The government had no infor mation as to whether Germany and Russia had included a mili tary alliance in their Moscow talks The clause in the Berlin com munique announcing the new agreement in which joint con sultations on necessary meas ures if the war continues was interpreted in some quarters here as a possible threat however Sources close to the government recalling Prime Minister Cham berlains statement that Britain would continue the war until tlr evil of German aggression in Europe was removed saw little chance that any peace offer b ermanv and Russia would b GORED BY BULL DAYTON body of L W Darst was found in a field at his farm near here He apparently had been gored to death by a bull neighbors who found the body said The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday cooler in central and cast portions Friday night light to heavy frost Fri day night rising temperature Saturday afternoon SHIPPERS Friday night Northern half 20 southwest 30 southeast 35 MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday not so cold in northwest portion slightly colder in extreme south east portion frost or freezinc general Friday night rising temperature Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 85 Minimum Thursday night 10 At 8 a m Friday 40 Kain 23 jnch YEAR AGO Maximum Rl Minimum accepted They argued Britains long term war plans showed this country was determined to end Hitlerism and that it could not consider peace proposals until the former status of Poland was restored ranee Will ontinue War on Aggression PARIS spokesmen riday reaffirmed the determina ion of France and Britain to con inue their war on the nazi regime lespite the implied threat of the Moscow accord of joint German Russian action to make them sue or peace The nation awaited peace moves oy the two great eastern powers moves which were considered in evitable sequels to ihe Moscow agreement partitioning Poland de claring for an end of war on Ger rnanHussian terms pledging Hus sianGermari economic coopera 1011 A Uoment by Havas news ngency with close government con nections keynoted the French re action France and Britain entered the war to halt the realization of German hegemony They arc fighting for their security and for the security of all civilized slates which Germany wishes to dominate and menaces New diplomatic developments were expected in informed sources within 48 hours Diplomatic activ ity following the announcement of the Germansoviet accord over shadowed military action for the moment Report1 Documents Confirm Existence of Military Pact PARIS officials Friday iiiirlit announced posses sion of documents purporting to confirm the existence of a nazi soviet military alliance and warned the nation that it would he a mortal mistake to accept Germanys peace overtures The Havas statement quoted in formed ciuavters as emphasizing that after having protested with so much violence against the Ver sailles treaty and against pretend ed violations of the rights of peo ples Germany now considers as the basis for a lasting peace the destruction of the Polish nation How can it be maintained that this destruction of Poland can eliminate all causes for conflict in the east What future would this permit for other nations After the annexation of Aus tria and CzechoSI ova k ia against ivlifcli Russia protested so violently comes the partition of Poland between Russia and Germany How could such violences fail to make feared new ones against other nations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW and Germany pledge coopera tion for peace or war par tition Poland plan expand ed economic program by which Germany will get R u s s i a n raw materials Russia Estonia conclude agreements giving Russia military and economic hold over North Baltic B E R L I tion of Russia Germany to try to end European war b e 1 i e v e d to foreshadow Mussolini move as peace maker w LONDON Britain France study RussianGer man agreements Britains determination to continue war against Germany de clared unchanged Cham berlain to outline Britains stand Monday v PA R I expect peace ultimatum but say they and British will refuse it western front declared cairn WASHINGTON P a s sage of measure repealing arms embargo predicted by sponsors w i t h i n three weeks after start of debate Monday v express hope German Russian agreement will lead to end of war but doubt that Italy will take initiative French Planes Cause Paris Air Raid Alarm PARIS Parisians ducked into air raid shelters for a 33 min ute period of alarm Friday only to learn that one of their own planes frying high caused the warning THREAT OF NEW JOINT ACTION IS NOW PROVIDED Hitler Is Assured of Economic Support of Stalins Resources Adolf Hitlerand Josef Stalin held the threat of nazi soviet joint military action over Europe Friday if the al lied powers refuse to accept heir peace terms r4 At Hitler assured of eco nomic support by the Sovi ets and apparently hopeful that the red army eventual ly may be on his side re turned to Berlin to take charge of the new offensive for peace on the basis of a permanent division of Po land In London and Paris tlie British and French govern ment consulted on their next move but every unofficial in dication was that they would fight on against nazism and for restoration of Poland de spite a statement by Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop that Russia and Germany agreed to bar any attempt at outside interfer ence in eastern Europe Should the war mongers in Britain and France retain the up per hand Ribbentrop said Ger many and the soviet union will know how to deal with them Nazis said thai if the peace offensive fails Germany is ready for a gigantic aerial and submarine attack on the allies presumably a threat to launch the Ionsdreaded nazi air fleet against France and England On the Moselle river front the French reported a gain of about a mile along a fivemile front and said that they were making prog ress toward domination of the en tire Saav valleey New Offices Open to Public The agreement between Ger many and Russia was an over night documentary transforma tion of Europes political bal ance Its imnlications not only in Ihe European war but for all the world were tremendous In effect the agreement united two governments ruling 8000000 iqiare miles of territory and 285 000000 people in a gigantic offen sive for peace on the terms laid down by Hitler and Stalin It wiped Poland off the map dividing her conquered territory between Germany and Russia on terms less favorable than pie The staff of the Clear Lake GlobeGazette will keep open house in the new offices 207 West street Clear Lake Saturday from 1 until 10 p m Kcsidcnls of Clear and vicinity have been invited lo stop in and inspect the new location in the fT S engraving Rasmnsscn building at that time son Ciy r GloTeG thC frchmrnU will hr a ex Lock photo Kay Is Anniversary of Munich Peace By UNITED PRESS Friday was the first anniver sary cf the Munich confcrcncr Four weeks ago Friday Gcrroanv invaded Poland viouuly indicated for the soviet but giving the Russians 80 per cent of he Polish oil wells The Bug river is the main boundary It provided that the vast re sources of Russia would be open to Germany for use in a war and on easy credit terms designeil to enable the reich to offset the allied naval blockade indefinitely It coincided with a Russian agreement with the little state of Estonia amounting almost to con quest because of military conces sions exacted by Moscow and thus giving the Soviets domination of the Baltic states It implied that with the possi ble cooperation of Italy and Ja pan the new combination was in a position to throw its shadow thrccriuartcrs of the way around the globe It appeared certain that Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy reeking a new Roman empire around the Mediterranean would now renew his efforts for peace on the basis   

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