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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON f H 1ST MEM A AS T OF COMP C S KOINES I A VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 1939 MASON CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT TtOS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 7 NAZIS MAKE 3RD RAID IN SCOTLAND Ask Alien Agitators Be Quieted By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist THERE IS a great unassirni lated alien mass in the United States says Congressman Louis Ludlow an Indiana democrat Many of these foreign sojour ners in our midst he adds represent alien p h i lo s o p hies and are en gaged in sub versive activi ties So the Hoo sier legislator has proposed a 1 a w allowing Louis Ludlow a within which each of them must apply for American citizenship or face deportation Hes to face deportation mind you It isnt to be provided that hes to be deported merely because hes been here more than a year without asking for if hes an unintcrfe ring untroublesome alien simply in the United States on legitimate business or as a well behaved visitor For all Congress man Ludlow cares he can stay on indefinitely as a foreigner pro vided he keeps out of our domestic politics But if he wants a voice in our governmental affairs the congressman holds that he ought to become one of us officially and be shipped back where he came from Now Louis Ludlow is no bait er Hes a very hightype liberal but he isnt a crank Ive known him for years He originally was a newspaperman As an Indianapolis telegraph editor I handled his Ive been associated with himas a press gallerylte in the capitol Hes no conservative certainly but neither is he the type of lawmaker who looks under his bed nightly to make sure that a communist or a nazi isnt hiding there What he says is worth lis tening to W V Alien Good Manners Ive been an alien during as much of my career as the average individual As an American news corre spondent I spent half a dozen years in Europe with headquar ters in London some of the time while the last war was on and company from overseas had to walk a chalk line or risk being kicked off into the ocean I spent six or seven years in South Ameri ca doing warday publicity for Uncle Sam and running an Eng lish language weekly in Buenos Aires Ive spent a couple or three years in Japan and China Consequently I think I under stand how an outsider in a strange land should behave himself in order not to wear out his welcome Among other things when Ive been away from home Ive always felt that good manners required me to keep quiet as lo local con else identiUy myseK with them on a citizenship basis thus qualifying myself to be as critical as anybody I once was somewhat tempted to ask for naturalization in Argentina My business was there at that junc ture I have a daughter and two grandchildren who were born there and I have an affection for the country But on second thoughts I preferred to remain a Yanqui Since I felt that way about it I also felt that it would be very bad taste for me to do a bit of faultfinding If I had indulged in much of it it seems lo me Id have been quite properly deport ahle And assuredly I would have been had I done anything overt Our Bunds and Things Therefore I incline to sympa thize with folk who complain of the activities of foreign setups here in the U S A Theyre different from such an outfit as our erstwhile Ku Klux Disapprove however much you might of the Klan you had to ad mit that intrinsically it was Ameri can However you cant but recog nize the communistic cells nnzi bunds and fascist groups are im portations and its hard not to suspect that theyre encouraged from over the water Indian Woman Dies in AutoStreet Car Crash CHICAGO Gladys While Eagle 26 a Winnebngo In dian was killed early Tuesday when her automobile and a street fnr collided She was employed in tu Indian warehouse section Dcpv f Interior Police said she came ncre from Sioux City Iowa French Report German Offense Broken 60000 GERMAN SOLDIERS TAKE PART IN DRIVE Devastating Maginot Line Fire Reported to Have Stopped Thrust PARIS smashing Ger man offensive along a 20 mile sec tor east of the Saar river has brok en down the French reported Monday in the face of devastating Maginot line fire At least six German divisions were known to have taken part in the offensive Monday in two attacks one of which carried 100 yards into French territory military dispatches said Allied army authorities esti mated the strength of each di vision to be at least 10000 men Our fire stopped the enemy the French general staff announced atler explaining advanced French outposts had been drawn back to prepared defensive positions in the face of the advancing Ger mans Military advices said the Ger man army threw a full division of more than 10000 men into Us first assault Monday morning on a fourmile sector in the Moselle river valley This thrust pushed forward a mile and a half then across the border 100 yards into the French village of Apach near the Luxembourg border Blocked by a curtain of French the Germans halted north of Apach The second attack said French dispatches put rive German di visions into action Monday af ternoon on a 20mile sector east of the Saar river There the German advance was said to have been stopped on the line foreseen still within German territory and well in advance of the main Pvlaginot line This was described as the larg est and most bitterly fought action of the war on the western front thus far The nazis drove hard across no mansland in the Saar attack in the wake of an artillery barrage without the protection of tanks French artillery fire shattered the German drive causing heavy losses dispatches said French confidence that the situation was well in hand was reflected in a war ministry an nouncement that soldiers in the class of 1909 would be released from the army starting Friday and the class of 1910 would be released immediately afterward Dispatches also stated some of the older officers in the army would be released In anticipation of the German thrusts the communique added the French command had decided more than 15 days ago to order back to new positions divisions which earlier had advanced into German territory Sells Auto After Wreck for to Highest Bidder INDIANAPOLIS Ind Charles Edwards climbed out of his 1920 model T automobile af ter a collision Monday nigrA turned and surveyed the damage A crowd gathered and he got nn idea am I offered he shout ed Someone bid SI50 Three dollars shouted Fred Henderson Sold Edwards replied and Henderson called a wrecker The Weather FORECAST ICAVA Fair not so cold ex cept in extreme southeast and extreme castcenlrat Tucsday niffhf Wednesday fair and warmer MINXESOTA Generally fair and warmer Tuesday niffhl anfi Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stiiis tics maximum Monday 49 Minimum Monday nigln 20 At 8 a m Tuesday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum m Minimum 44 British East east coast defenses sheltering vital shipping sprang into action against the menace of nazi bomb ers Tuesday with air raid warn ings at Hull Grimsby and Brid lington After periods ranging up to an hour allclear signals were given at the three cities without enemy planes being sighted by civilians The alert take no chances ac tion of the civil defenses was in sharp contrast with Mondays sen sational and deadly engagement of British air and coastal forces in Scotland with German planes during which warning devices were silent Hull a city of about 300000 is the key port of Englands fishing fleets and has 18G acres of vital dockyards Grimsby 15 miles southeast of Hull has about 100 000 population and Bridlington 26 miles northeast about 15000 The casualty toll of Mondays air raid on the Rosyth naval base was announced officially Tuesday as 15 dead and 12 seriously in jured These were casualties among naval personnel the only civilian wounded being an Edinburgh man struck by a stray bullet Asserting that at least four of 12 or 14 nazi bombers had been shot down during an attack on the naval base at Rosyth Scotland Monday British military observ ers said the German percentage of loss had proved too costly to make the raid a success The British admiralty reported the bombers had slightly damaged Jan 3guthariyp ton arid sunk an admirals barge and a pinnace ships boat moored alongside Two British naval officers and 13 men were killed and 20 others seriously A German communique said that two British planes had been shot down during the raid and that two nazi bombers had failed to return to their bases Triolets Are Born to California Mother 20 FRESNO Cal girls were born five weeks prematurely to 20 year old Mrs Dorothy Me nezes Two of the babies were strong but it may take two days to determine whether the other will iive The children were the first born to the Menezes who were married three years ago The father Richard Menezes 24 is an apprentice bookbinder Boiler KidBride Start Trip to Florida CHICAGO Snite Jr infantile paralysis victim headed for Miami Fla Tuesday with his bride his parents and medical and technical advisers lo spend he winter LOOK INSIDE FOR WARREN K BILLIXGS Given Freedom With Governor Olson Action PAGE 2 ReEIect Officers of Butler County Fair PAGE 8 Pitt Leads Ratings of Nations Grid Outfits PAGE 9 Judged Best in Iowa in f a Bllt to look proud as top honors in a Held of 20 entries from four slates at the hair styling contest lielcl Monday night in connection with the Iowa Slate NatTonal Hairdressers and Cosmetologists association convention held in ills son Pne are standing behind llicir models om Icfl to right tlie models and the operators are 3 Mason City first Cecilia Back Lucile Bailey East State street Margaret LaDonna VandlVecr 211 First street north west Lock photo Kaycnay engraving Mason City Girl Wins Over Lucile Bailey Wins High Praises From Convention Judges A Mason City girl Lucile Bailey 33H East State street de feated a field of 20 entries from four states to win the coveted first place trophy in the hair styling contest awarded Monday evening at Hie banquet of the Iowa State National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists association convention being held in Mason City A low vshaped part with a bustle effect modeled on the brunel hair of Alice Edell route 3 Mason City won the trophy for Miss Bailey from a field termed by the judges as one of the closest we have ever judged Second prize went to Mar garet Peetz of Davenport who de signed a bustle style with up swept side ridges on the striking blond hair of Cecilia Haudek of Postville LaDonna Vandi Veer 211 First street northwest won third place honors using lene Novstad 221 Second street northwest as her model Fern Kellum of Charles City won fourth prize Vivian DeBoest of Charles City fifth Arvilla Thompson of Osage sixth La Cygne Savidge of St Mo seventh Dorothy Leaton of Oel awarded to the remaining four winners During the judging the models were identified only by numbers John Senneff Jr Mason City attorney urged cooperation to approximately 180 members at tending the banquet He pointed out that teamwork was necessary for an organization to achieve its goals W G C Bagley of Mason City state treasurer stressed the edu cational side of hairdressing in his talk at the banquet He pointed out that schooling in the art of dressing hair is necessary for suc cess Mr Bagley also cautioned the operators against being too critical of state beauty shop in spectors as they gave constructive criticism for the operators bene fit A large plaque was presented by National President Edna Emme to Mary Nell Strang retiring state president for her work in the as sociation during the past year The evening program was concluded by a dance with escorts provided Hair Styling Winner Injured in Car Crash Theo VandiVeer 211 First street southwest ninth place winner in the hair styling con test was injured in an auto ac cident shortly after she received her award Monday night She suffered cuts ana bruises about her face iMary Geary 413 First street southeast was the most seriously injured of the four oc cupants in the car She suf fered a broken leg and nose The girls were injured when the car in which they were riding hit flic railroad pier at Twenty fifth street northwest SEE STORY PAGE II wein eighth and Theo VandiVeer took 211 First street southwesT ninth place honors Round after round of applause greeted the models as they pa raded at the banquet held in the Hotel Hanford All the models were styled in the new upswept evening formal fashion R Reno famed Hollywood stylist and one of the judges in the contest pre sented the trophies to the winners at the banquet The judges included Pauline Brmvn of Clintnn May Hancy of Creston Alice Graf of DCS Moines and Mac Willimac of DeWitt Trophies were given to the first second and third place winner Fourth and fifth place winners re ceived cups and medals were Mason City Junior Cham ber of Commerce Approximately 1000 attended the last session of demonstrations Tuesday The morning program was highlighted with hair styling performed by Mr Reno and George Allen of Davenport Mr Reno demonstrated baby curl cuts The demonstration show of hair styling Monday was featured by a Croquienole Marcel done by R Reno The fantastic formal hair dress was set off by a red metallic tint which gave it the appearance of being chromium plated in red Mr Reno explained that the style originated in Germanv and is a new type of bob curling The fashion was dressed in the new bustle style with French bangs Other elaborate hair styles all done in the new upswept fash ion were demonstrated by Pauline Brown of Clinton Grace Shinn of Des Moincs and George Allen Davenport The final day will be climaxed by a style show in the evening in the armory More than S5000 in fur coats will be modeled Latest styles in dresses crowned by ar tistic hair fashions will be shown at Hie show NAZI RAIDS TO MAKE ENGLAND HUMBLE START Fleet Will Suffer in Next 10 Days Says German Leader By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN Flow bay important British naval base north of Scotland was attacked by German raiders for the second time Tuesday as part of what of ficials called a series of lightning attacks to bring Britain to her knees Tuesdays raid wns by bombing planes Saturday a submarine sank the battleship Roytil Oak in the same bay which is a base for British warships operating in the North sea After a week or 10 flays of this uninterrupted attacking Britain wiit sec what is left of her fleet one higlilynlaced person said Tuesday night Commander Priori and the crew of his submarine which sank the Royal Oak Saturday and claimed to have torpedoed the battle cruiser Repulse were awarded iron crosses Tuesday for their ex ploits It was announced that they had arrived Tuesday at an unnamed harbor and that Grand Admira Erich Raeder hurried there to ex tend the reichs congregations Adolf Hitler also elevated Com Doemtz commander the fleet the rank of rear admiral The supreme command an nounced that French troops ha retired from the main part of Ger min territory they had occupied outside the Siegfried line since UK first weeks ot the war Further cause for jubilation was eiven by the iiUrh com mands announcement of shoot ing down three French and two British reconnoiterinu planes along the western fronl Mon day and by the statement that seven steamers totaling cross tons were sunk within three days in the north and Baltic seas In the course of the day Monday a communique said French troops evacuated the greatest part of German terri tory they hitherto had occupied in front of our fortifications and retreated to and across the bor der Commenting upon the German air raid on the British naval base in the Firth of Forth Monday the communique added thnt English naval forces were successfully at tacked again and that two war ships had sustained bomb hits of the heaviest caliber England wanted shes cot it was an expression frequently heard on Berlin streets Pass 375 Hour Mark in Endurance Flight Ind Robert McDaniels MUNCIE Baxter and passed the 375 hour mark Tues day in their attempt to set a new world endurance record for light planes They broke the accepted endurance record ot 343 hours and 46 minutes at p m CST Sunday nnd said they hoped stny ilofl for week They to least another reach the 500 hour mark il they can stay in the air until Sunday Bombs Damage Training Warship Naval Harbor n LONDON airplanes made two lightning on bigBritish naval strongholds north of Scotland Tuesday damaging in the first the training battleship Iron Duke at Scapa Flow where a uboat sank the battleship Royal Oak last Saturday A few hours after the first aerial thrust at the Scapa Flow base two squadrons of six and four nazi planes raced over the Orkney islands and vainly dropped bombs around the Royal Mail steamship St Ola plying between Scapa Flow and Thurso bomb ers damage British naval training ship Iron Duke in raid at Scapa Flow Britain lists 15 dead after first raid on British soil declares one cruiser slightly damaged two other w a r s h i p s un scathed four German raiders reported down BERLIN Germany as serts two British warships sustained bomb hits in Mon days raid two nazi planes fail to return communique says French withdrew across frontier on western front five enemy planes downed PARIS Acknowledging withdrawal French say Ger man offensive has been stopped in Saar section allies describe fighting as heaviest of war Germans occupy po sitions barely within France near Luxembourg negotiations end at least tem porarily government news paper says Russian and Ital ian economic aid to Germany will make any allied sea blockade of Germany inef fectual Just One Egg BERLIN German will be permitted to buy one egg during the period between Tues day and Oct 24 on presentation of his or her ration card it was an nounced Tuesday SOME PLATES IMPERFECT DES MO1NES Officials in the state department of public safety said n bad batch of paint last year apparently accounted for unsatisfactory paint on some of the 1939 Iowa automobile license plates which were made by con victs nt the state reformatory for Land batteries shot down one German plane in the second raid after reporting that one or two had been downed in the first attack Tuesday morning The iron duke was hit in the first raid but 110 damage was done in the second the air ministry announced Thurso lies on the northernmost tip of Scotland south of the Ork ney islands Scapa Flow is in the Orkneys The St Ola is a 231 ton ship doing ferry service from the Orkneys to Scotland u dis tance of 25 or 30 miles The government also disclosed that the battleship Royal Oak was sunk in the Scapa Flow har bor by a German submarine last Saturday Lord Chatfield minister for de fense coordination told the house of lords that about four enemy planes participated in the raid Tuesday at Scapa Flow Ork ney island naval base whereGer man fleet after the Worldwar Two bombs fell near the Iron Duke an old battleship which had been converted into a training vessel Lord Chatfield said She was damaged but there were no casualties Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty made a statement in the house of commons similar to Lord ChaUields V Tuesdays raid the govern mcnt spokesman said occurred at a m a m CST with four German planes taking port One German plane was shot down in flames and another probably damaged Chatfield said The 21250 ton Iron Duke built m 1912 was one of the battleships demilitarized under the 1930 Lon don naval treaty She was the flagship of the British commander Admiral Jellicoe in the World Janes fighting ships reports that the Iron Dukes belt armor was removed and her boiler power reduced when Ihe vessel was con verted inlo n training ship Six 135inch guns and twelve 6inch guns were retnined however Cliatfield said it was stil a mat ter ot conjecture how the sub marine penetrated the defenses ot Scapa Flow harbor to attack tlio Royal Oak He said the entry must Baltic cruiser Repulse and in the background is I M S as
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