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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAUL ON HIST MEM A lift T fPT Of IOWA COUP E 0 I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PHrsS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 1939 MASON CTY THE BRIGHT TK1S PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE TURKEY AND ALLIES SICN AID PACT Waits for 8 Years Then Talks By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Senator William J Bulow origi nally arrived in Washington from South Dakota with a reputation for the ability to make the most e n t e r t aining speeches of any poll t i c i a n in the country at that juncture He hadnt made any of them up until then ex cept locally Senator Bulow having only just been elected to the upper congres sional chamber However hed done plenty talking throughout his home state where hed served i couple of terms as governor But Wheeler Lundeen Urge F R Make Peace Bid NORMS THINKS EFFORT WOULD BE USELESS Wheeler Points Out All of Belligerents Want to End Conflict WASHINGTON sug gestion that President Roosevelt try immediately to bring about a European peace conference tame Thursday from Senators Wheeler DMont and Lundeen FL Minn but Senator Morris Ind Nebr declared that such a step would be useless Wheeler and Lundeen foes of Rogers had anything on him He did lots ol orating too Any time there was a call on him to say something he said it in tiptop style and on short notice He never repeated himself either Oh he was well advertised in advance of his advent on Capitol Hill The senate waited with bated breath to listen to him Well what did he turn to be but about the most reticent solon in the memory of the oldest law maker Hes been on the job for eight years now and only a tew days ago did he make his first speech of any consequence It was a humdinger when he g o t ground to it Itwaschockfull of t3ry humor it wasoriginal it was TItwasrrtrss ponderous some legislators speechesfare btit it overflowed with ideas It re lated to neutrality revision Bu lows against it Hes an absolute isolationist I think a majority of the other senators disagreed with him but they had to admit that hes a champion at himself pungenily expressing Democracys Obligations His argument was that Uncle Sam is under no obligations to modify his arms embargo with a view of helping Britain and France like ourselves versus Germany as a totalitarian power He reasoned that the British and French might have known that they couldnt help Poland appre ciably before that latter was ex it ought to have been realized he said that a dead Poland would be hard to resusci tate But the Allies did promise protection Poland stood pat its squashed with no advantage to anybody except at least tempo rarily to Hitler and a wars on If the Allies really could have saved the Poles Bulow concedes that their promises to Warsaw perhaps would have been justi fied but they knew that they he says If theyd confessed that they couldnt he adds the poor Poles would have made some sort of terms but like suckers according to the South Dakotans version they fell for Allied assurances today theyre obliterated Bill Bulow doesnt defend Hitler or Stalin but he does blame the Allies for what he considers inexcusable blundering Let em stew in their own juice so far as Uncle Sams con cerned according to his motto I dont fake anybodys side I say only that the senator presents his case forcefully after a long silence Why Silent So Long What puzzles me is Why was the senator inarticu late so long For eight years hes sat at his desk without an observation It wouldnt have been so queer if he hadnt been so capable a talker earlier The funny part is that he HAS been a talker Hes sat in his senate seat with out saying a word Hes voted but he hasnt talked until just now in debate he hasnt asked a question Yet hes gone home be tween sessions and made as good local speeches as ever Its in Washington not in South Dakota that hes been so tongue tied The usual national lawmaker likes to make the capitol his sounding board Bulow hushes up in Washington Back home is where he sounds off from Its a system that has its points politically the administration neutrality bill hed made such a hit there that told reporters that the present was his fame had spread all over He an opportune time for Mr Roose not only was meaty he was witty velt to make a peace bid Folks traveled long distances to hear him The verdict was that not even Mark Twain Bill Kye or Will tu u iJbavc uiu They argued that peace would be vir tually impossible if hostilities were intensified Norris supporter of the admin istration bill and the only pres ent senator who cast a senate vote against Americas entry into the World war said Any fair judee at a peace conference would have to say to Hitler Give Poland and CzechoSlovakia back to their peoples If Hitler were sincere he would consider such a pro posal but I wouldnt take his word for anything on earth and I dont believe he would even think of it It would be fine for the presi dent to suggest peace on those terms if SiUer it useless Wheeler leader of the ful fight against the presidents court bill in1037 took this posi tion Mr Hitler is saying that he wants peace Mr Chamberlain and Mr Daladier are saying that they want peace It seems to me that the president could very well say to Mr Hitler If you want peace will you make peace and at the conference table let the question of Poland and CzechoSlovakia be decided If the answer were affirma tive he could say to Mr Cham berlain and Mr Daladier Mr Hitler will consent to a peace in which the integrity of Poland and CzechoSlovakia is to be considered Will you consider a revamping of the Versailles treaty Lundeen expressing similar views asserted that it is always in order to suggest an end to war I dont think we ought to try to guarantee any European boun daries he declared but if they could get together around a con ference table it would at least be a chance for peace Senator Johnson D who recently proposed recessing congress in order to give the pres ident a free hand to negotiate for peace said he was afraid that the opportunity for the president to act has passed already While these opinions were be ing expressed on the floor the senate proceeded toward a week end closing of debate on the neu trality bill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey ex pected to formalize mutual assistance pact with allies following breakdown of so viet negotiations British French military missions arrive German high command says first phase of war on western front has ended with French withdrawal from German soil minimizes all fighting in the west thus far PARIS French report all quiet in rainy weath er along front lines assert they still are on German soil LONDON British ac claim Turkish refusal to ac cede to reported soviet de mands as victory for allies over Germany Soviet push es Baltic control with new Latvian trade pact Norway Sweden Finland and Den mark demonstrate solidar ity through conference of iheads submarines of belligerents from using American ports or territorial waters SOFIA Bulgarian cabi net resigns Earth Tremors Felt in North New England BOSTON Earth tremors described by seismologists as se vere were felt Thursday in sev eral sections of northern New Kngland but no serious damage was reported The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler in southcen tral and extreme cast and warmer in extreme northwest Thursday night warmer in south and cast Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday warmer in north ami west Thursday nignt and in extreme southcentral portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis 78 tics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night 42 At 8 a m Thursday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum 35 Rain NORDICS VOICE THANKS WOULD GUARD BORDER Finlands Dangerous Position Is Theme of Kallios Broadcast STOCKHOLM tion of the support of President Roosevelt and Latin American states was exprcssced by the president of Finland and the kings of Sweden Norway and Denmark in broadcasts marking the con clusion Thursday of their twoday conference here Finlands dangerous situation due to tlctnanus from soviet Russia in line with Hie latters Baltic expansion formed he theme of Finnish President Ky osti Kallios broadcast A powerful neighbor Russia has put forward for solution ques tions of a very serious character and Finland feels grateful for the diplomatic support received froro others in this connection Presi dent Kallio said President Roosevelt sent a per sonal message to President Kalin in of the Russian government ex pressing hope that demands on Finland would not endanger peace or Finlands independence King Gustaf of Sweden told the radio audience of the northern neutral countries The meeting has confirmed the similarity of the policies of the four Nordic countries x x x we will cooperate to liveas free na tionssafeguard our rights and es V L i i ascertained oiflr common King Christian of Denmark Incompar ing the conference with the Mai moo meeting of 1914 in which Norway Sweden and Denmark expressed their common neutral ity policies King Haakon of Norway the last to speak declared We have discussed collabora tion both spiritual and material and believe our cooperation has found a basis so we can look forward to the future ivith hope we will meet all dif ficulties His political quarters held an attitude on the out come of the conference called by 81 year old King Gustaf although there was no indication of any specific action by the four coun tries Observers were struck by the spectacle Wednesday night of President Kallio standing arm in arm with the three kings on a bal cony of the royal palace A throng of Stockholm citizens estimated by police to exceed 100000 gathered to cheer Waterloo Family Has Penny Auto PJ George Smith family has a penny auto mobile Six ago they de cided to buy a car and began sav ing pennies Wednesday Smith made the down pennies weighing 42 pounds He took them to the dealer in a fish ing tackle box and the dealer took repeat bill discussed a modification safe from subnarinc attacks Left Hslt Senator V hen HYt belligerents considered 1 New vcrk Senator Joseph Berlin Greets Man Who Sank Royal Oak niMiiiMii M T Combine Injuries Fatal to Brown Prominent Farmer Funeral Services to Be Held Saturday for Victim of Accident Herman J Brown 66 promi nent Cerro Gordo county farmer who was seriously injured when hi clothes caught in the power Mvejofa combine while he was miles southeast of Mason City lateTues day afternoon died of an embo lism at a local hospital about oclock Wednesday evening Mr Browns jaw was broken in four places and his shoulders and rightarm severely bruised and mangled Practically all of his clothes were torn from him in the accident For the past 20 years Mr Brown had resided in and about Mason City He was bom in Germany Oct 18 1873 and died on his sixtysixth birthday Mr Brown moved to Red Wing Minn with his parents when he was a year old and came to Iowa in 1891 re siding at Belmond and Rowon fore moving to Mason City On Dec 20 1894 Mr Brown was married to Miss Katherinc Iverson at Dows Surviving Mr Brown are his wife and one daugh ter Mrs John Harris route 3 and one son Virgil A Brown Mason City a brother August Brown Kasson Minn and a sister Mrs Martha Wiggins Dodge Center Minn Seven grandchildren and a niece and nephew also survive Mr Brown ivss preceded in death by his parents Mr and Mrs Al bert Brown For many years Mr Brown was n successful farmer in this terri tory and was prominent in Farm Bureau work He was president of the Farmers CoOperative Oil company of Mason City and was a director in the Rockwell Ele vator company and the Portland HERMAN J BROWN Elevator company Mr Brown was known as one of the growers of prize corn in this section and frequently took first place on the exhibition table lie was also a taxidermist during his leisure time and had a large col lection of mounted specimens Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the McAulcy and Son funeral home at oclock Saturday afternoon with the Rev William Galbreth associate pas tor of the First Methodist church in charge Burial will be at Me morial Park cemetery The body will lie in state at the McAuley and Son funeral home until the time of services Catch 2 Speeders From Safety Session BERLIN N J police chased two speeding motorists on the wide and smooth White Horse pike near here and delegates to the National Safety council convention in Atlantic City Both were fined FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE WASHINGTON Iowa eightroom farm home of Mr nnd Mrs L V Hazen eight miles northeast of here was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin week before they had planned to leave it and move to Washington CABINET QUITS IN BULGARSi Action Permits Forming More Definite Policy for Tense Situation SOFIA Bulgaria Bul garian cabinet under Premier Kiosseivanoff resigned Thursday It had been in office since Nov 14 1338 when a previous Kiosseiva noff cabinet was reconstructed Kiosseivnnoff presented the resignations of the ministers col lectively to King Boris III The resignation opens the way for formation of a government with a more definite policy In the face of the present tense situation in southeastern Europe That region has been disturbed by the reemergence of soviet Russia Bulgarias friend as an active factor in the affairs of Eastern Europe including the Balkans FOUR FLYERS DIE IN CRASH Nearby Military Fields State None of Theft Men Reported Missing SAN DIEGO Cal flyers were killed Thursday in thi crash of a military bombing plan on Black eastthe Deputies found four charrei bodies near the burned wreckage Remains of practice bombs an cameras were nearby Operations officers at Murcl field the army air base nea Riverside said they had no plant of that type in the air Hamilton field near San Fran cisco another army base alsc had no planes uureported The fleet air base at San Pedro said no naval planes from thei were in the San Diego region China Will Launch CounterOffensive SHANGHAI en gaged for two years in stubborn but retreating war with the Jap anese invaders soon will launch a bigscale counteroffensive un der Generalissimo Chiang Kai Sheks personal direction in Hu peh Hunan and Kiangsi Prov inces Chinese press dispatches said Thursday LONG TERM IS PROVIDED WITH MUTUAL PLANS Britain and France Gain Key Support in Eastern Mediterranean LONDON ureat Britain and France and strategic Turkey one of their World war ene Tiies Thursday signed a treaty for mutual assis ance in the eastern Medi erranean for a minimum period of 15 years The action put into a formal in trument agreements among the hreo nations earlier in the year o assist each other in event of aggression leading to war in the Mediterranean area Turkey therefore remained ncutra so far as the present scope of the pllied war asainst Germany is concerned if if She is however obligated to aid 7rance and Britain if they go to war in fulfillment of their guar antees of the independence of reece and Rumania But she remains free of any obligation to go to war against Soviet Russia Prime Minister Chamberlain announced the signing of the pact in Ankara Turkeys capital to a cheering house of commons He said the text of the treaty would be made available Friday Chamberlain disclosed that aBrcement on the terms of the treaty was reached some three ago but signature was delayed because the Turkish rovernment hoped for a panl Amos Ball Appointed Vice President for Standard Oil CHICAGO Standard Oil company of Indiana announced Thursday that Amos Ball general manager of sales since 1926 had been elected vice president in charge of sales He succeeds Allan Jackson who will continue as vice president and director R F McConnell succeeded Ball as general salesmanager The changes were effective immediate ly In other changes effective Nov 1 H 1 Bemis manager at Davenport Iowa will become as sistant general manager of the eastern division and will be suc ceeded by R F Baity Chicago C H Lamoreaux assistant man ager at Milwaukee will succeed Baity as manager of the retail sales promotion department in Chicago and O V Sappenfield assistant manager at Pcoria will succeed Lamoreaux LOOK INSIDE FOR JOSEPH GREW U S Ambassador Gives Frank Talk to Japs PAGE 2 Cresco Man Dies as Result of Accident PAGE 20 Mason City Teams Set for Friday Grid Games PAGE 17 von Papeh German am bassador to Ankara said Germany and Turkey would remain good Turkey Has Key in East Mediterranean ANKARA Turkey key power of the eastern Mediter ranean signed a mutual assistance pact with Brit ain and France here at p m a m C S T Thursday The treaty was the outcome of BritishTurkish and FrenchTur kish undertakings earlier this year to assist each other in the event of an act of aggression leading to war in the Mediterranean area AH indications were that Tur key would not be involved in the BritishFrench war against Ger many unless its present scope were extended Informed sources in Paris and London said the rcaty provided that Turkey would come to the aid of Britain and France if they hart to fulfill their pledges of help to Greece and Rumania against aggression menacing their freedom These informants also said the allies agreed to aid Turkey she were attacked by any European nation Piplomats said these terms se cured the strategic Dardanelles for France and Britain in case Ger many attempted to push into the Balkans Prime Minister Chamberlain announced in London the treaty was for a 15year term Signturc of the treaty took place in the presence of General Maxime Weygand commander in chief of French forces in the eastern Medi terranean and LieutGen Archi bald P Wavcll British middle east commander British circles indicated the mu tual assistance treaty would be rc gnrdcd by Britain as good insur ance against extension of German influence in southeastern Europe Turkejs signature it was said did not preclude her from resuming negotiations with Rus sia at some future lime possibly on a basis different from that upon which the recent Turkish Kussian talks were snagged Diplomatic observers and virtu ally the entire press contended Thursday that German diplomacy was the mnin loser in the suspen sion of talks between Turkey and soviet Russia In some quarters it was rc Rardcd as a nazi failure lo shake Turkey watchdog of the Dar danelles from the British and Jlench front and as an event that might prove decisive in the war   

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