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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAflLOM R H 1ST 4 AR c F I r A 4 EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PRESS FITU LEASED WIKES FIVE CENTS A COPY UMJ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 10 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NO 1 DALADIER WE FIGHT FOR SECURITY Capper Is Effective Pacifist By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist SENATOR AHTHUH CAPPER of Kansas is about as effective a pacifist as this country has Paradoxical as it may seem the average pacifist is almost too bel licose in his passion for peace Take congress for instance Of course there isnt any pro w a r bloc on capitol hill but some of the lawmakers are more violently pacifistic than others and the members the extremely ultra group in gener al are so vehe ment that they senator Capper arouse a cer tain amount of antagonism among legislators who dont feel quite as strongly as the 200 percenters do Pacifistic organizations outside the congressional ranks incline to be pretty strenuous too Illustratively on the eve of the senates neutrality debate delega tions of these folk besieged the solons office building in swarms to demand retention of our arms embargo They were so belligerent that the capitol police had to take extra precautions to save a sena tor or two from being mobbed Maybe the cops were not unduly careful either Its to be recalled that during the last World war an enthusiastic pacifist called on the late Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Sr to convince the latter of the undesirability of American participation in the strife and finding the senator less responsive hoped smote him sorely Cappers Reasoning The capitol building itself is extrapatrolled lest demonstrat ors muss up its architecture to tall attention to their cause They did it the last time with considerable resultant damage Senator Capper though while as good a pacifist as the best of them is thoroughly rational Bather than fighting for peace lie evangelizes for it He talks con vincingly but his language is tem perate If he thinks that a fellow senator isnt quite as propeace as hed like him to be he doesnt as sume that his associate is a war monger he tries to convert him not to tear off his scalp Theres a deal of argument for American military preparation to keep us out of war This is all right with Senator Capper but he wants to be darned sure that the preparatory program isnt ulter iorly and perhaps subconscious ly contemplative of getting Uncle Sam into war later Senator Nyes the upper con gressional chambers outstanding neutralist Other senators are iust as neutral as he is Senator Cap pers one of em But Wye invented our neutrality law which makes him conspicuous Well Nye and Capper agree Theyre an interesting pair Nye comparatively is young If we get into this war probably hell be alive to experience its subsequent wrecked world including Ameri ca He has personal reasons for disliking the prospect Cappers a very old man Personally hes dis interested Hes just using his best judgment for posterity Tor him self he wont be here Honest Differences Theres room for honest differ ences of opinion on the neutrality issue Senators Nye arid Capper sub mit that if we dont sell arms to any belligerent at all thats neu trality But Chairmen Pittman and Bloom of the senate and house foreign relations committees say it isnt because if we sold arms in discriminately anybody could come here and get em That is England and France could but Germany couldnt since Ger manys effectively blockaded Ac cordingly if we embargo every body were discriminating in fav or of Germany Youre entitled to look at it either way Prison Trusty Breaks Rule to Rescue Man JACKSON Mich Wilson trusty at the Southern Michigan prison ivns commencifd for breaking a rule Driving n truck into Jackson Wilson left nis machine to rescue Lawrence Ucllcr 48 who was being gored by a bull in a nearby field Senate Shipping Arms Ban Repeal ABfc m m TOBEY MOTION IS DEFEATED IN 65 TO 26 VOTE Barkley Thinks Result Provides Test Borah Denies Significance WASHINGTON Adminis tration forces in the senate de feated Tuesday a motion to separ ate shipping provisions of the neu trality bill from the arms embargo repeal issue The vote was announced as 85 against and 26 for the motion f There was a division of opin ion amoiiE leaders as to whether the administrations victory could lie counted a lest of strength on Jhe neutrality hill itself the most controversial section of which is that pro viding repeal of the present em bargo on arms Majority Leader Bnrkley of Kentucky told reporters he re garded the vote as a measuring stick but Senator Borah R a leader of the opposition in the neutrality fight said it could not be so considered The motion to split up the bill was made by Senator Tobey R N He proposed to send the measure back to the foreign rela tions committee with instructions to write two bills one the em bargo repealer and other setting forth restrictions on American shipping and travel to belligerents Tobey wanted immediate ac tion on the latter provisions Gillette Herring Vote Not to Split Neutrality Bill WASHINGTON tors Gillette and Uerrinj of Iowa were among those voting with the majority against the motion of Senator Tobey io split up tilt administration neutrality bill which would prohibit American vessels from carrying any goods to countries He con tended that procedure would not forestall early action on re pealing the arms embargo a move recommended by Presi dent Roosevelt Leaders in the senate and the country have agreed that the causes which drew us into the last iuropean conflict were the seiz ure and sinking ot American mer chant vessels carrying cargoes to belligerents Tobey asserted American merchant ships are at this moment in the midst of war zones rind carrying cargoes destined for the belligerents There is great danger that some of them will be by mistake perhaps tomorrow next week or next month Thus by extensive debate u the congress on the armsembar gorepeal section of the bill w are holding up passage of ihfs sections designed to keep our ship out of the clanger zones x x x We should put first thin first There arc subtle unseen forces working constantly to draw us into this European war Xo action tliat we can take will be more discouraging to such forces than the action which is contemplated in my motion to take our ships out of he war zones immediately thereby eliminating a recur rence of the causes which drew us into the World war Earlier democratic members o the senate foreign relations com mittee said that they would r soon to consider relaxation of restrictions on shipping in neutrality measure Senator George DCa sa an amendment probably would I proposed to permit American sels to visit Australia New Zea land and Canada He added tha we may be able to ease the re strictions so that our ships can o crate in zones which are not gerous by of meet the the be p FLAN FLASH LIGHTS DES MOINES petition of the Rock Island railroad to sub stitute flashing light signals for crossing flagmen on five of its erodings in Davenport was grant ed by the Iowa commerce ctm rmssion Slid Down Pole Dreams of boyhood came true for members of the Junior division of tlie Cham ber of Commerce when they were given an opportunity to inspect fire trucks and other fire apparatus at close range at a meeting Monday night at the fire station And slid ing down the brass pole was not the least of the inspec tions made by the Junior Chamber Shown here are Paul Mc Auley vice president and Dr Harold W Morgan presi dent wearing cap sliding down he pole as Fire Chief Dan Shire stands by to break the force of their fall Not only did Junior Cham ber men see all of the ap paratus but heard Chief Shire give a thorough ex planation of training for fire men problems faced by local firefighters and phases of fire prevention week now being observed here Lock photo Kayenay engraving 11 VACANCIES IN HIGHWAY PATROL 2 Resignations and Opinion by Attorney General Are Listed DES MOINES Fischer Iowa Public Safety commissioner said Tuesday there are now 11 va cancies in the ranks of the state highway patrol He announced officers Carl Wiuff of Atlantic and Ray Platt mer of Council Bluffs had re signed Wiuff was one of the 50 hired when the patrol inaugu rated Three additional vacancies were created us the result of an attor ney generals opinion holding that the patrol should consist of 125 pa trolmen a chief and 2 assistants intsend of a force of 125 including the chief and 2 assistants There were six vacancies Jan 1 Fischer said a training school would be held later for prospective patrolmen but that the period place and selective methods had 5 not been decided upon More than 50 applications are on file he added Civilians in 2 Finnish Cities Urged to Leave HELSINKI civilians who tan go were urged to make immediate preparations to leave the environs of Helsinki and Vii puri in a broadcast Tuesday night by Minister of the Interior Urho Kckkonen He said the measure was purely precautionary but the sooner carried out the better The warning was given as a Finnish mission was on its way to Moscow at the invitation of the Soviet Russian government to dis cuss unspecified economic and political problems Russia has gained sweeping concessions from similar missions from smaller Baltic states Viipuri is a port on the Gulf of Finland almost directly north of Leningrad Russian warships Were reported massed Tuesday at Kronstadt huge naval base near Leningrad and hundreds of ands of Russian troops arc on the frontiers of the Baltic states 3 Killed 31 Hurt by Explosion in N Y Building NEW YORK per sons were killed and 31 others in jured Tuesday when an explosion wrecked a dry cleaning plant and tore through the wall of a motion picture theater housing 75 specta The dead included Sylvia Bin der cleaning shop manager Police Commissioner Valentine said 19 persons including several pedestrians hit by flying debris were taken to hospitals A dozen others were treated nt the scene Valentine said two or three more bodies might be buried in the wreckage Firemen expressed belief the blast was caused by cleaning fluid lumes accumulating in the base ment 7 Children and 2 Women Killed When Train Strikes Auto TORONTO Canadian Seven school children and tw women were killed Tuesday whe a Canadian Pacific railway trai struck an automobile at a crossin west of Toronto Mrs Gordo brown was driving the children a school at Islington when 1 westbound train struck the car ing on to the The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair scattered licht frost and cooler in cast and southcentral portions Tuesday niffhl Wednesday fair warmer in east and south portions MINNESOTA Fair cooler in extreme southeast warmer in west portion Tuesday night Wednesday fair warmer in southeast cooler in northwest and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY weather GlobeGazette Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Iiximum Minimum 41 GERMAN UNITED FRONT URGED IN FUEHRERSTALK Declares Nation Ready to Fight to Bitter End H Peace Rejected By LOUIS P LOCHNEK BERLIN Hitler Tuesday declared that Germany was determined to fight the war to the bitter end if necessary and once more laid the responsibility for continuing the struggle on the reichs adversaries In a 21 minute speech opening the nazi winter relief campaign the reichsfuehrer said that he had expressed his countrys readiness peace but that if this were clined by Ihe western allies the ght svould go on The winter relief work lie de manded must attain results never before achieved not only because great tasks lie ahead created by the war but also be cause the world must be shown he said that rumors of disunion within the rcich are unfounded Germans must make common cause the fuehrer said in bat tle in victory and finally in peace Germany must once and for all convince the world that it must be allowed to live undisturbed within its own living space In a few weeks the state which thought it could threaten German interests most insolently Poland has been to our soldiers and our military strategy the fuehrer declared What the future may bring we do not know But of this we are certain No power on earth ever again mil be able to force Germany to her knees W They will not defeat us mili tarily economically or psychical ly Tremendous cheering greeted this declaration Before us stands the eternal Jife of our people he said Noth ing can shake us Nothing can bring us to despair On the con trary whatever the other world may choose that it will get The way ahead of us cannot be more difficult than that be Iiind us In pursuing this way we are strengthened by the fact that we have achieved a com munity of spirit in our nation The fuehrer referring to his reichstag speech of last Friday said he had given expression to our readiness for peace Hitler said the winter relief work would be devoted chiefly to he Red Cross which would prac tically be merged wilh it Let no one henceforth think of the greatness of his sacrifice but of the sacrifices of those who gave their all he said Com pared to their sacrifices those at home are nothing This years relief must exceed everything hitherto achieved he added We want to show abroad that silly attempts to find evidence of a lack of unanimity among us are vain we want to make them respect our consti tution We want to bring evidence of what we can endure and accom plish the fuehrer declared and then added sarcastically It is Io be hoped that others can do as well The decision of peace or war lies with others We simply have a grim determination to fight The day must come when Germany without bcinf inter fered with by others can with in its living space mould its own destiny and partake of the Roods of the world to which it has a right Mysterious Slim in Dreher Slaying Identified as Man Now Held in Arizona Prison Reason for Ostenrieder Trip Through Here to Twin Cities Explained ing Ci he ed my In this spirit I open winter lief work of 19391940 rc SWEDISH SHIP IS TORPEDOED STOCKHOLM Swed ish ship Vistula from V was torpedoed northeast of Shetland Islands Tuesday Nine the the crew were reported rescued and nine were missing The Vis tula was bound for Hull with pi 2 iron The recent trip of Fred Otto Ostenrieder to Minneapolis dur which he stopped in Mason ity with the two detectives whom was accompanying has result in the identification of the sterious Slim said by Osten icdcr to have driven the car in which Harold J Dreher Mason City was fatally shot Slim in reality is William E Cooper 22 Minneapolis who deserted from the army at Fort SnelHmj last May and is now In state prison at Florence Ariz according to Jack Brophy in spector of detectives at Des Moines an Associated Press dispatch stated Cooper was the second ot the three men wanted for the ing of the Mason City salesman in the Des Moines business dis trict July 27 who has been taken into custody The third man sought is Fran cis Welsh who was with Osten rieder shortly before he was cap tured but has not been heard of since Ostenrieder was taken into custody in Eugene Ore several weeks ago and was returned to Des Moines to face a murder charge filed against him after the slaying Ostenrieder in a statement to police after his return to Iowa named a man he said he knew onlyv as Slim as the driver of theautomobile from which Dre her fatally wounded wastossed shortly after midnight of July 27 on a busy thoroughfare near the downtown business district The trip to Minneapolis was part of a two week campaign by Des Moines police of combing the places Ostenrieder told them he and his two companions had vis ited before and after the Des Moines crime 111 Minneapolis Capt Paul Castclline ami Detective Charles Antrim finally gnl a lead that the mysterious Slim was an army deserter and had gone under the name of Cooper A check with the federal bureau of invesliRation brought the dis closure that he suspect en tered thn penitentiary at Flor ence Sept 24 two days after he pleaded guilty to a robbery charge at Bisbce Ariz Bronhy said The officer said he had shown Ostenrieder a picture of Cooper and the youth had identified it as a picture of the man he knew as Slim Captain Castelline said stops would be taken to have Cooper brought here to be tried for mur der His robbery term is for from one to seven WILLIAM E COOPER Slim1 LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN L LEWIS Speech Before CIO Precludes Labor Peace PAGE 2 Double Feature Ready for Local Grid Fans PAGE 9 Mail Robberies at Burt Iowa Falls PAGE H Hit ler declares Germany ready to fight to bitter end blames foes for continuing war More xeservists called Minis ter Chamberlain delays until Thursday reply to Hitlers peace proposals IARIS Premier Dala dier declares France and Britain fight for security charges Hitler peace offer is ruse H E L S I N K delegation leaves for Mos cow for conference with Russia NAZIS CALL UP 2 NEW GLASSES Hitler Launches Plan to Return 2000000 Germans to Reich BERLIN Two new classes of nazi reservists were called to the colors Tuesday while Adolf Hitlers sweeping plan of German repatriation posed a fateful ques tion for nearly 2000000 persons outside the retch The question was whether these people wanted to leave homes of long standing to come into the greater Germany which Hitler en visages The of 1011 and ordered to report for service immediately through billboard posters which said there would be no public notification The repatriation question which in some cases involved German families have been in foreign homes for as many as four and five centuries was railed by European observ ers the greatest resettlement project ever conceived with any serious intention of realization SAYS MASTERY OF SEAS WILL BRING VICTORY Address for France Apparently Closes Door to Negotiations PARIS AP Pfemiei Daladier replied to Adolf Hit lers peace overtures Tuesday with a declaration that Prance and Britain will con tinue to fight to obtain a def inite guarantee of security for the lasting peace of Europe The premiers declara tion made in a nationwide broadcast apparently closed the door to peace ne gotiations on the basis of the formula advanced by Hitler in his reichstag speech Friday Careful consultation with Britain preceded the address in which Daladier said the allies had entered the war because Germany wanted to impose her domination on Europe We are resolved never to submit to dictation he said asserting that Britain and France have mastery of the seas and that those who hold the sea will suc ceed Premier DaJadier described the Hitler offer as a peace of ruse and violence but promised his people n real peace sometime in the future We have taken arms against aggression he said and we will not lay them down again until the world has certain peace Neither France nor Great Bril ain has embarked on any conquest the premier said they accepted that war because Ger many wanted to impose domina tion of Europe x The peace that Germany offers now is one of ruse and violence There will however be a real peace in the future He reminded liis audience of tin German conquest of Austria CzeclioSlovakis anct Poland After each of these conquests Daladier declared Hitler had as serted he had no more territor ial demands Daladiers address was an answer to Hitlers peace proposals of last Friday Every 6 months Germany makes new territorial demands and then says she is satisfied Far from bringing about a re duction of armament this system makes other nations increase thcir armamcnt In order to brine about a last ing peace x x x we must fight against the abuses of force A security of nations can come about only by mutual understand ing devoid ot all surprises The time lias passed when a territorial conquest brings hap piness to people Wars bring about bread cards and food cards and our calingf is limited France holds in horror such servitude I affirm again solemnly that we are fighting and will continue AFL FAILS TO INDORSE FR CINCINATl Amen can Federation of Labor conven tion voted nonconcurrence Tues day with a resolution calling for indorsement of President Roose velt and the new deal Without debate or the tumult that attended previous discussior of the Roosevelt administration the convention upheld a resolu tions committee finding that the federation could not give the blanket indorsement called for in the resolution submitted by the Connecticut state federation of la bor In the voice vote on She com mittees recommendation fur non concurrence there appeared to be i close division of avcs iml nays and AFL President Wil liam Green ruled the vote sup ported the committee PREMIER DALADIER Peace a Kusc   

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