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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PUU LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 1939 MASON CITY THK BRIGHT IPOT HITLER OFFER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 310 SHIPS WARNING MERELY ACT OF COMRADESHIP Boats Race to Side of Iroquois After Trip From Germany BERLIN Admiral Each Raeders warning to Ameri can authorities that the United States liner Iroquois might be sunk off the American coast was described by an authoritative spokesman Friday as merely an act of comradeship The spokesman added that Ger man authorities had received in formation which they had every reason to regard as reliable that such an attempt at sinking was being plotted German warning that the ship was to be sunk like the Athenia was interpreted to mean by the British Admiral Raeder informed the United States naval attache Com mander Albert Schraeder as a friendly gesture so the United States could take measures to save the lives of Americans aboard the spokesman asserted AID RUSHED TOWARD BOAT AFTER WARNING WASHINGTON and coast guard craft sped Friday to ward a midAtlantic rendezvous with the American liner Iroquois after the white house disclosed re ceipt startling information that ugeelactefr steanishi p w as to be sunk W The tip came from the head of the German navy but it left unanswered the questions of how and why and by whom the sinking was to be done Like wise it offered no explanation of how the reich acquired the information The white house disclaimed any belief in the report Nevertheless several naval ships and a coast guard cutter were rushed to ac company the Iroquois to New York where she is due next Wednesday The captain was or dered to search the ship for ex plosives and to double lookouts and patrol watchmen The Iroquois a 6209 tons ves sel left Cork Ireland on Tuesday with a crew of 275 and 584 pas sengers Ambassador Joseph Ken nedy said in London that only those who were able to prove American permitted citizenship had to book passage been The vessel was chartered by the United States lines to bring home Americans caught in Europe by the outbreak of war Formerly it was in the coast wise trade between New York Florida and Texas The navy declined to divulge the names or number of the ships racing toward the Iroquois It also kept secret the latters position BRITISH ADMIRALTY SAYS REPORT ABSURD LONDON Admiralty sources Friday brushed aside as too absurd to deny a German tip to Washington implying that the United States liner Iroquois was to be sunk in fulfillment of a British plot The admiralty sources spoke unofficially Official comment was deferred but naval officials were reported astonished by German Grand Admiral Erich Raeders warning to the United States through n naval attache at the Berlin embassy that the Iroquois would be sunk through a repe tition of circumstances which marked the loss of the Athenia BOY 4 DROWNED MINNEAPOLIS Minn Ralph Chase 4 year old son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Chase was drowned in the Mississippi river late Thursday While wading he stepped into a deep hole Nazis Are Welcomed to Warsaw Take Afazi Peace or Fight to Destruction Security Disarmament NO POLES SEE HITLER PARADE Fallen Warsaw 75 in for Fuehrer Triumph By JOSEPH W GIUGG JR BERLIN Hitler has had his triumphal entry into War saw reviewed a twohour parade of his troops across the citys ruins and returned safely and not a single Polish citizen has cast eyes on him The trip was made Thursday by airplane I and other foreign cor respondents were taken along We saw a wrecked city But while Hitler was there we didnt see a civilian All streets Hitler passed had been roped off Nobody was per mitted outofdoors except Ger man soldiers Every building had been vacated or boarded up Ger man sentries with bayonets kept all pedestrians at least a block off the parade route Hitler went directly from the airport to the reviewing stand in the comparatively undamaged diplomatic district and after the parade directly back to the air port After he left I toured the city and it was then that the de vastation of Warsaw could be fully realized The city is 75 per cent in ruins that is threefourths of the build ings have been destroyed There are great bomb craters in the main streets Sides have been sheared off buildings and the shells left standing arc full of gaping holes The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair warmer in cast and south Friday night Safur J a y considerable cloudiness cooler in north MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Friday and Saturday with sprinkling or liijht showers near Lake Superior early Friday nigrht colder Saturday and in north Tuesday night IN MASON CITY weather statis GlobeGazette tics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday nieht At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 68 37 56 60 46 LOOK INSIDE FOR GKOVER BEKGDOLL Draft Dodger Faces 8 Years in Prison PAGE 2 Junior Chambers to Convene at Algona PAGE 7 Luther Reserves Take Mason City Grid Game PAGE 11 Prusia in Serious Condition Following Stroke at Stadium The condition of Ray Prusia of the PrusiaDillon clotmng store was reported to be serious at Pan hospital Friday Mr Prusia was taken to the hospital when he suf fered a stroke while watching the Mason City junior collegeLuther reserves football game at Roose velt stadium Thursday night Roosevelt Goes to Home in Hyde Park HIGHLANDS N Y President Roosevelt arrived here CERTIFICATE SURRENDERED Nprihwoods Mayor Practice After Accusations E M Sabin of Northwood who was to have had a disbarment hearing as a result of charges of irregulari ties in practice has surrendered his law certificate it was an nounced Friday The state had filed disbarment papers against Mr Sabin and his son E M Sabin Jr charging them with ten violations includ ing withholding of funds from clients and performing of a biga mous marriage D O Bender state agent in vestigated the Sabin case Mr Sabin through his attor neys W G Henke and R W Zas trow of Charles City stated that the surrender of his license was made not because of fear of un successful defense to the accusa tions against him but because he lias for some time contemplated locating in northern Minnesota where his soninlaw is engaged in the practice of law Mr Henke Friday stated that We have signed statements and receipts by all parties affected who had anything to do with the accusations pertaining to his prac tice and which in our opinion would be a complete defense to any of those charges Any other accusations which deal with man ners extraneous to professional conduct have nothing to do with this matter OF MENACE OF NAZIS ATTACKS Britain Says More Than Words Needed to Give Confidence LONDON British gov irnment said Friday that Adolf Hitlers peace proposals would be subjected to careful examination in consultation with the govern ments of the dominions and the French republic But the statement added It Is necessary to remember two things First no peace proposal is likely to be accepted which docs not effectively free Europe from the menace of aggression Second that something more than words would be required to establish confidence in any peace proposals Germany might make The government statement said that Hitlers proposals in their WRECKED CAR CAUSES MISHAP HANLONTOWN A car caused a second wreck Thurs day night when the car driven by Charles Taylor of Lake Mills smashed into the wreckage one and onehalf miles east of Han lontown In the first car were Manuel Dabile and Manuel Ofarigo of Han lontown who were returning from Manly when their car was wrecked Obrigo was thrown from wn the car and slightly injured The wreckage was left in the road with no lights and when Taylors car came that way later it smashed into the Hanlontown car Taylor notified Mayor Sam Lee of Hanlontown who in turn notified the state highway patrol by early FrSy and The teVf which motored to his Hyde Park home lowed to so both fo a Hanlontown garage Beaverbrooks Paper Says Hitler Gave Funeral Oration LONDON boldfaced stableword the main editorial of Lord Beaver brooks EveningStandard sounded the keynote of British reaction to Adolf Hitlers proposal for an all incl usive mm Am peace con ference I peech JS HH changes o t h ing the Stand ard said If lie has made his last peace offer he also has made his last war The power of democ racy in Britain and France has taken the decision from his hands They have decided to finish with Hitler He has spoken his own funeral oration present form x x x are in many respects vague and obscure But it is noted that they contain no suggestion for reparations for the wrongs done by Germany to other peoples In any event the British people who have been informed repeated ly that Hitler has broken his word were not believed in political circles to be willing to accept the fuehrers assurance that he wants nothing now except colonies Hitler they pointed out has given similar assurances in the past that he had no more terri torial1 claims in Europe Britons had listened to Hitlers speech on their radios Hitler failed to satisfy such British aims as the restoration of Polish and Czech indepen dence it was pointed out and he failed to mention the funda mental British or the Hitlerite system of to say that naziism never could be liquidated in Germany The British generally regarded his proposals for disarmament and warfare regulation as vague and unsatisfactory The press published complete uncensored accounts of the speech The British Press association Pointed out in its story that Ger many censored Chamberlains speech of last Tuesday Comedy of Errors For Police Court LOS ANGELES got the story the As police fight started when Tom Trimble called his brother Arthur much as they are twins age 38 th fighting by Daladier PARIS Daladier Friday in effect turned down Adolf Hitlers peace proposals with a persona declaration that only a FrenchBritish victory will assure a regime of real justice md lasting peace in Europe The bluntspoken premiers as sertion was made to the senate foreign affairs committee only two hours after Hitler outlined his peace formula A communique issued after the meeting said that Daladier refer ring to the BritishFrench con ception of peace declared This peace excludes all domi nation in Europe It can be found ed only on the rights peoples to life mid liberty France and Great Britain will never lay down their arms until that peace has been effectively assured French government sources said they saw proof of what liey termed the bad faith of Hitler in inaccurate and false statements regarding the Polish war For instance they said Hitler described the attack on Warsaw as beginning Sept 25 whereas it actually bCffan with a German air raid on Sept l at a m Hitlers speech probably will be an historical document French officials said because of the fueh rers considered by the ourg Mulhouse and other open townsit his final offer is rejected The French in particular re jected Hitlers bid for an Armistice based on acceptance of the Rus sianGerman dismemberment of Poland There was considerable encour agement here in reports that Pre mier Benito Mussolini had refused in advance to act as intermediary for Hitler in seeking to induce the allies to call off the war on his terms By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS B E R L I pro poses European peace set tlement declares tho state ment will he his last if allies reject his out stretched hand then we will fight awaits London and Paris replies Beaver brooks Evening Standard declares Hitlers peace would mean a nazi Europe admiralty statement assails German tip United States liner Iroquois would be sunk quar ters intimate nazi peace offensive a dead issue even before Hitlers speech army prepares for German attack MOSCOW Lithuanian leaders summoned to Mos cow as soviet continues march toward control of Baltic nonaggression pact signed with Latvia hopeful but not optimistic for peace on basis of Hitlers pro posal to take no initiative in peace moves WITH THE FRENCH on the Maginot line most famous of all World war bat battalions of cooties returned to the western front Cootie mobilization began early and throughout the Maginot line defense zone and even in the French trenches in Germany cooties have rejoined the forces and are now digging in The great cootie hunt has started and from the Moselle to the Rhine I have seen soldiers en gaged in attempts to evacuate cooties from shirts and trousers The same situation exists across the lines in the German trenches I have been told and the only dif ference is that the Germans spell cootie with a capital K Horses however have disap peared from the war scene but to my surprise I found cows and goats grazing contentedly in the backyards of Maginot line fort resses These fortresses I discovered when Gen Maurice Gustove tramelm permitted American war correspondents to visit their erst while secret inner workings maintain from 20 to 30 cows and goats each The herds serve a double pur pose by providing camouflage and a milk supply Enemy airmen looking down on the concealed fortresses see what the French hope will seem to be a purely past oral and goats nib bling grass on innocent looking Great Hunt Starts knolls The animals irc kept in place by barbed wire designed to be as effective in keeping Germans out as in keeping cows in In case of attack the cows and goats can be herded down a slotted incline into the fortresses inner galleries 150 feet below the surface There they become part of the fortresses food reserves Enough meat is kept on the hoof and on rcingerator hooks to supply each garrison for six months in event of siege Dogs also have joined the French army They have been trained by army experts to hunt wounded soldiers in the thick forests and high gross and then to lead hospital attendants to them Cites Support of Russia Threatens Horror for Europe that if the allies rejected his outstretched hand this state ment wall have been his last V Then we shall fight he went on and pictured the new war as one sure to bring unprecedented horror to the world May those peoples and their leaders who are of the same mind as myself now make their reply he said in his hour and 20 minute speech to reichstagand the world And let those who con sider war to be the better so lution reject my outstretched hand He challenged the allies to interpret these opinions of mine as cowardice if they like I need not occupy my self with what they think I make these statements simply because it goes without saying that I wish to spare my own people this Collaborators said Hitler re garded his proposals as formal1 and that he would now await for Britain and France to act on them The fuehrer was time and again conciliatory in tone to both Brit ain and France V The worlds history lie said showed that in war there have never been two victors but very often only losers Neither force of arms nor Japie of time will conquer Germany he declared It is infantile to hope for the disintegration of our people These were among the other most material phases of his speech 1 A renunciation of further territorial claims save for his old colonial demands 2 A declaration that Germany and soviet Russia together would relieve one of the acutcst danger spots of Eurnpc bv working for a peace zone in eastern Europe 3 A specific assurance to the world that he had no designs on Rumania he Ukraine the Urals or Denmark and an expression that in eastern Europe srcnera ly anil Scandinavia as well his interests were wholly cconmic 4 A declaration that one of Germanys tasks in dealing with fallen Poland was the establish ment of a new order of ethno graphic conditions that Is o say resettlement of and a further declaration that it was a problem not restricted to this particular sphere but a task with far wider implications for the east and south of Europe is to a large extent filled with splinters of German nationality whose existence cannot be main tained J was allowed to goon the vigor of every nation will be sapped on the battlefields Hitler added it would be a struggle in which there are no longer any islands obvious reference to Britains vulnerability to air attack Such a war carried to the end he added would leave a frontier ruins and endless graves be tween Germany and France As to Germanys currently relations with Russia he acknowl edged that in the past he had de clared that the U S S R was or ganized on principles which dif fer from those held in Germany But he added Since it became clear that f Joseph Stalin saiv nothing in these RussianSoviet principles which should prevent him from cultivating friendly relations wild states of different political creed national socialist Germany sees nt reason why it should adopt an other criterion The new CcrmanIlussian pact be said was not nntjone of peace hut also of constant ADOLF HITLER Peace Proposals   

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