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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             HAS LOW E R HIST MCM 4 T D P T Of 1 O ft A OCS KOIKES I A P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WTHES FIVE CENTS A COFX MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 28 1939 TUS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 17 REDS STILL HOLD CITY OF FLINT Michigan Solon Is Given Aid By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist SENATOR ARTHUR H VAN DENBERGS friends contend that the Michigan solons republican presidential chances have been greatly improved by the position he took from the first on the American arms embargo issue The Wolverine lawmaker for midably op posed any mod ification such as Presi dent Roosevelt asked of the neutrality act He was of the senatorial mi Vandenberg nority group to be sure Still popular opinion may be on his side of the question If so it doesnt matter that the con gressional majority lias been against him Senators and repre senatives dont exclusively pick a parlys nominee in a national con vention As experienced politi cians they have a good deal to say about it but the home folks dele gates have a voice on the matter also Senators Borah Johnson of Cal ifornia and Nye the strict neu trality laws author are republi cans who fought modification as vigorously as Vandenberg did However Borah and Johnson are reckoned as too old for presiden tial consideration Nye occasion ally is vice presidentially men tioned but not presidentially His geographys bad for one tiling MAKE PLANS TO CONVOY BOATS QFCONTRABAND Germans Disappointed May Launch Blows to Nullify Benefits By the United Press Allied pleasure and German displeasure marked European re action Saturday to the U S sen ates approval of repealing the arms embargo French and British rejoiced and predicted that within a week the house have acted making it possible for the allies to buy American airplanes munitions and other military requirements to be carried to Europe in their own ships The Britisli and French planned to run ships carrying contraband from America through seas concealing Ger man submarines and on which the formidable German pocket battleships Deutschland and Admiral Scheer were loose It was expected that French and British warships would convoy the vessels In Berlin official comment awaited final action by the house but there was no concealing Ger man disappointment In some quarters it was suggested that Germanys cue was to strike a knockout blow immediately against Britain which would nul lify the benefits the allies expect to gain It was argued that major damageto theBritish fleet ahl jfi el OT er the has been lor ah airtight arms embargo That is hes agreed with Republican Senators Van denberg Borah Johnson Nye and others against the president and the latters supporters But Clarks a democrat hes couldnt very well be named on the G 0 P and its the G O P nomination that for the moment were dis cussing On the opposite hand there are republican senators who have con curred with the white house on the neutrality proposition saying that F D has been right in de manding that the arms exporta tion ban be lifted subject to cash andcarry qualifications The pos ition of SenatorRobert A Taft of Ohio has been outstandingly to this effect OE course hes to be commended for voting his honest convictions even though they were a democratic presidents similar convictions Nevertheless in a republican convention it may not be helpful to him to have a record as a vigorous booster for a democratic presidential policy As to Kaleidoscope The situation changes too fast these times for a kaleidoscope to keep up with A shipsinking or some such thing can change the whole pros pect overnight It would Jake an Old Testament prophet to forecast what Ameri can sentiment will resemble by the time our national convention are held next June and July dont believe that even these Olc Testamentators had such difficul problems put up to them a American diplomacy is confronted with today They only had a few Moabites and Hittites and Egyp tians and such to sort out They simply had local frictions to deal of ray Men From Mars Air Scare Reported by Charleston Listeners CHARLESTON S Car Charleston had a Men Mare scare Friday night A radio broadcast told deathdealing antiaircraft which got beyond control It was one of a series of Pal metto Fantasies broadcast one a week and was dedicated Orson Welles whose Men Fr Mars program caused consterna tion among some radio listener a year ago Several times during nights broadcast over WCSC here announcement made that the program was tion However scores of person called the radio station the new paper and the police station quiring about the disaster Friday station House Will Debate Arms Embargo Soon could become effective would make it difficult for the allies to transport American supplies The Britisli anxious because of confirmation that the Deutschland and Admiral Scheer are on the loose and already have inflicted damage to British commerce sent destroyers and squadrons of royal air force planes to search the North sea for these swiff heavily armed raiders V Paris was informed of the U S senate action by glaring headlines in the morning newspapers Stirred by the possibility of ob taining more Americanmade warplanes which apparently have proved their dependability on the western French cautiously considered the senate vote prophetic on an administra tion victory in the house One newspaper referred to the development as a victory for President Roosevelt who is supported by the majority of the American public In Britain the senate vote caused some surprise in officia quarters which apparently had expected a stiffer fight They sug gested that any comment befon the issue has been decided in the house would be premature Diplomatic circles said unof ficially however that Britain a least would not be dissatisfiec with the senates decision The British press was more out spoken seeing reason for encour agement The daily Mail com menled It cannot now be concealed that the prospect of such a vast war storehouse as America of fers comes as a ionic encourage ment to the nations fighting the cause of democracy 4 The Daily Sketch vemarkei that Ihe news from Washingloi will make poor reading for Hitlei but it mny hurry him into doing something on the western front Headlines in the Herald said Good news Britain will get arms from U S A Berlins morning newspaper made no reference to the matter Increased activity marked oper ations on the western front The to French in Paris disclosed coi tinued belief that the Germans planning an offensive Although the war office described the nigh as calm military dispatches sai heavy aircraft movements wen reported behind the German line is and that intensified patrol ac tivity indicated impending oper ations on a larger scale than hith erto s Little Finland awaited anxious i ly the outcome of her crisis with Russia WASHINGTON ration leaders predicted Saturday hat congress would cleatthe way or arms sales to Europes warring lations and go home by next weekend They forecast prompt house passage of the neutrality revision bill which the senate approved by i vote of 63 to 30 Friday night ifter 21 days of debate One member of the house leadership said a count of noses indicated that repeal of the arms provision which many legislators on both sides of the controversy agreed would benefit Great Britain and be approved by a majority of at least 30 votes The house was expected to take up the bill early next week and send it to a joint senatehouse conference committee The house approved a modified embargo in the regular congressional session earlier this year and its bill thus must be adjusted with the senate measure before legislation can be enacted finally Congressional insiders generally agreed that an administration inclined conference committee would make short shrift of its work and would write a compro mise measure embodying virtually all of the senate bill The com mittees action would then have to be ratified by both branches of the legislature Besides carryingout President Roosevelts r e c o m m c ndation that the arms embargo be elimi nated the senate measure would Impose restrictions on American and travel to The final senate vote taken be fore galleries packed to the walls was followed by an unexpected and bitter outbreak over the us itallyinsignificant point of how the preamble should read The bill was offered to the sen ate without a preamble Senator Connally DTexas a supporter of the legislation waited until after the measure was passed and then proposed one stating that this country desired to pre serve its neutrality and that in imposing restrictions on its ship ping and its citizens it was sur rendering none of its rights under international law HOMECOMING CELEBRATED MOUNT VERNON ff A homecoming celebration Satur day marked the close of a two day program on the Cornell col lege campus which was high lighted by the inauguration Fri day of Dr John B Magee as eighth president of the institution LOOK INSIDE FOR SIRS ABRAHAM SCHWACZKIN Her Torso Slaying in Omaha Is Confessed PAGE 2 for State Crown PAGE 8 Mason City Elevens in Twin Gridiron Victory PAGE 9 Royal Smiles Menaced This is the latest picture of the two little Netherlands princesses taken by their father Prince Bernhard Princess Irene left was born last Aug 5 Princess Beatrix right on Jan 31 1938 The shadow of Europes war came closer to neutral Netherlands with reports of German roops concentrated alomj the border German Submarine Reported Sunk by Forces of French Bodies of Some From UBoat Found Two Executed for Espionage Thursday was said by French mili tary sources to have been estab lished Saturday coincident with semiofficial announcement that French armed vessels and sea planes had been particularly ac tive Several direct attacks have been carried out and it appears one of these at least has been suc cessful the statement said X W Bodies of five German sailors and a German officer were re ported found off the coast es tablishing proof the French said of destruction of the submarine which apparently had been lit erally torn apart by the explo sion of a depth bomb The location of the attack was not disclosed Dispatches from Dover England reported Friday the bodies of more than 50 German seamen had been recovered from a submarine washed up on the Goodwin sands five miles from the Kent coast It was not immediately clear whether the French announcement referred to this incident Sharing attention with the an nouncement this naval success were two executions for espionage the first reported in France since the start of the war A military firing squail car ried out the sentence of death on Dr Karl Roos 60 year old Alsalian autonomist leader and a soldier companion named Lob stein who were convicted of treason and espionage in behalf of Germany Six other defendants convicted by the same court martial were sentenced to serve prison terms ranging from three years to life All eight were charged with having furnished German agents with details of the movements of French troops in March 1936 when Germany occupied thr Rhineland and in September 1938 during the CzechoSlovak crisis The French general staff mean while continued to watch German military preparations in the Saar land which they believed might be designed to distract attention from a surprise move elsewhere the western front along Blackout Impedes Work in Mine After Blast DUNFERMLINE Scotland flJfi aeiense monon lor a airei Kescue squads working in inky diet of acquittal in the daikness because the nightly air raid blackout brought up 16 of the Valley Field colliery seven miles from here after an explos ion It was feared that 17 or more men still in the pit RISING MERCURY Temperature Drops to 22 at Mason City as Snow Flurries Fall DBS got i foretaste winter Saturday morning as the mercury ranger down as much as 23 degrees coole than Friday morning The weather bureau predictei rising temperatures Saturday however and said that all read ings probably would be abov freezing Saturday night The mer cuiy dipped to 22 at Mason City It was 23 degrees at Sioux City Fridays high was only 55 degree at Davenport and Keokuk Freezing temperatures struck all but the extreme southeast portion of the state Friday night the bu reau said Mason City and New Hampton reported traces of snow HUNDREDS SEE DOGFIGHT NAZI PLANE DOWNED German Ship Headed for Firth of Forth Attacked by English LONDON aerial drama of the skies was enacted before mndreds of Scots near Edinburgh Saturday when British fighter planes engaged a German war plane headed for the strategic Firth of Forth and eventually downed the invader y Immediately after the nazi plane was sighted British ships went aloft with a resulting rare display of acrobatics as the Ger man pilot tried desperately lo shake off his attackers Finally the German plane came down on a hillside anc struck a stone wall and even then the pilot would not give up one witness said He tried to get his machine into the air again ant ran along the rough ground foi about a half mile before he had to stop The fate of the planes crew and what if any companion planes they had was left to conjecture in the air ministry communique which said that a German air craft which was attempting recon naissances was forced down by our fighters this morning east o Dalkeith about six and onehalf miles southeast of An air raid alarm in the Firth of Forth area ol Scotland lasted half an hour Machinegun bullets fell in th main street ot one townand sev spent lew yards fromthe police staiion The only warning given th towns inhabitants was the souni of the firing Some residents sail this the second occasion on which raiders had been driven of without the alarm sirens sound ing The Weather FORECAST MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday light snow northeast Sunday warmer Saturday night colder west Sunrtay afternoon IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday warmer Saturday night anil extreme cast Sunday cooler extreme west Sumlay af ternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 42 Minimum Friday night 22 At 8 a m Saturday 25 Snow trace A nearly total eclipse of the moon was observable in Mason City just before midnight after snow flurries had stopped YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period of Oct 30 to Nov 4 1939 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair except for frequent light precipitation in extreme northern portions of district fluctuating temperatures colder beginning of week about Tuesday and at end of week warmer about Tuesday night and Wednesday and about Friday OVERRULES DEFENSE MOTION CRESTON Judge George A Johnston overruled a defense motion for a directed ver dict of acquittal in the case of James Huntington former deputy county treasurer on trial on a Final out of Hie robbery at the treasurers office Sept 3 Presen tation of defense testimony be gan after the motion was denied Iowa Trails MADISON team took to the air with success aj th University of Wisconsin earned 7 to 6 halftime margin over ih University of Iowa in a Big Ten conference football game her Saturday Nile Kinnick fired a bullet pas over center to Al Couppee lo gaii the Wisconsin 15yard line in th second period then tossed to th same Hawkeye for a touchdowi after two runs had failed to gair His attempted dropkick for th extra point was low By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Quick house approval of neutral ity bill predicted LONDON German plane downed by British in Scotland Britain seeks German world trade BERLIN say have sunk 115 allied ships admit three submarines lost say Americans on City of Flint safe P A R I claim German submarine sunk execute nazi spies ROME Mussolini de clares fascists want only privilege of building and going forward BUDAPEST Premiers of Rumania and Jugoslavia arrange secret conference CZECHS CLASH WITH GERMANS Trouble Arises WKen Prague Crowd Harks Football Results By United Press THIRD PERIOD Cornel 20 Ohio State 14 Notre Dame 7 Carnegie Tech I New York V 14 Georgia 7 Dartmouth 10 Harvard 0 Michigan 37 Yale 0 North Carolina 20 Penn 6 SECOND PERIOD Carnegie Tech 0 Notre Dame 0 Ohio State Cornell 13 Columbia 7 Virginia Military 0 Michigan 21 Yale 0 New York U U Georgia 0 Penn G North Carolina 6 Dartmouth 7 Harvard 0 Duke G IVake Forest 0 Holy Cross 20 Colgate 7 Princeton 16 Brown 0 Pitt 13 Fordham E Syracuse G Penn State 6 FIRST PERIOD Wisconsin 7 Iowa 0 Missouri 14 Iowa State 0 Ohio 7 Cornell 0 Carnegie Tech 0 Notre Dame 0 Northwestern 0 Illinois 0 Nebraska 0 Kansas Slate 0 Penn 6 North Carolina 0 Michigan 7 Yale 0 Holy Cross 13 Colgate 0 Princeton 16 Brown 0 New York U 7 Georgia 0 Harvard 0 Dartmouth 0 Clemson 8 Navy 0 Columbia 0 Virginia Military 0 Pittsburgh 7 Fordham 0 Army 13 Ursinus 0 Syracuse G Penn State 0 Duke 0 Wake Forest 0 53678 TAX ON ESTATE DES IVIOINES Iowa tax commission Saturday reported collection of inheritance taxes from the S44H7 estate of Harry U Armstrong ot Waver ly Iowa Wisconsin Cornell Ohio State Final PRAGUE polic and Czechs clashed here Saturda afternoon while Czechs were cele brating the 21st anniversary of th foundation of the CzechoSloval republic There were numerous arrests One estimate was given that 80 persons were taken lo German po lice headquarters as the result o this incident and others in othe parts of the city Tiie clash occurred in midafter noon when Czech crowds brok through a police cordon ropin off Wenceslas square before th city hall to prevent demonstra tions before the statue of StWen ceslas patron saint of the Czech An argument between Germa brownsshirts and Czechs develope with especial violence before th Hotel Sroubek Prague Germans tried to tea off the Czech insignia worn b demonstrators witnesses said am the Czechs fought back German police were summonec and they with the aid of Czet state police dispersed the crowc The Germans had placed a ba on public demonstrations Wenceslas square in the heart o Prague was barred off early i the morning In other cities of the Bohemia Moravian protectorate there wer tiuiet observances the day de pile the Geiinan ban BANDIIHiTED IN TWO STATES Slender Clue Received of Car Reported Seen in Cresco Vicinity state au county officials of Iowa and Min nesota were searching Saturda throughout North Iowa and south ern Minnesota for the lone gog gled bandit who held up the Aeln Savings bank of Mclntire Frida morning and escaped with ap proximately S600 in paper mone Only a slender clue has been uncovered in Hie genera man hunt Cresco police reported shortly after the robbery Friday that a speeding Chevrolet cat ran through a stop sign at the junction of highways 9 and 63 near Cresco and was believed to have turned off on a grave road Officers thought it might be th car of the fleeing bandit as it va the same make as the one in he fled from the scene of the ro bery Junction of the highways about 15 mites east of Mclntire Meanwhile in Mclntire the ci izens of the quiet country town t 268 population stilt were talkinK about the daring daylight robbery CREW WILL BE KEPT ON SHIP BERLIN STATES Tension Grows Over Shabby Treatment of U S Interests WASHINGTON state department v a s advised officially rom Berlin Saturday Jiat the seized American Steamship City of Flint vas still at Murmansk Alexander C K irk American charge daf faires at Berlin reported le was told at the German oreign office late Saturday after icon Berlin Time that the crew vas still aboard Kirk said he was toltj also that if after completion of re pairs the ship were taken to an other porl Ihe American crew presumably would be kept on board to operate the vessel The American consul general jt Hamburg ieported to Kirk the tute department was advised that he German prize commissioner there had no news of the vessel Meanwhile Ambassador Laur ence A Steinliardt at Moscow re ported that he again was unable speak on the telephone with the captain of the City of Flint Friday night as he hadhoped to do Steinhardt advised the state department that he again had been givento understand that the arid tilatjMviUuiess was feporteS Steinhardt was informed Friday night by Vladimir Potemkin soviet vice commissar foreign affairs that the vessel had been ordered to sea with the prize crew in charge and the American crew aboard The United States demanded possession of the vessel contend ing Germany had no right to take a prize ship to a neutral port But Vladimir Potemkin assistant com missar of foreign affairs told Steinhardt that to accede to the demand would be an unneutral act Officials here were resentful at the fact that Steinhardt was not granted an earlierinterview with Potemkin and that the soviet government released news of the vessel to Tass official news agency before giving it to the American envoy ADAMSJ67 DUBUQUE DIES GO P Committee Chief From 1921 to 1924 Was 111 for 2 Months DUBUQUE T Adams 76 chairman of the na tional republican committee from 1321 to 1924 died at his home here Saturday morning after an illness o two months He suffered a stroke Friday morning Funeral arrangements will ba announced later He would have been 17 on Dec 22 Commenting in New York on Mr death formev Presi dent Herber Hoover said John Adams was four things successful man a good neigh bor a good friend and a staunch republican leader And in the lat ter he never lost sight of the pub lic interest He contributed much to our country Changsna Would Defy Japanese Army Again CHUNWA Hunan Province China Hsueh Yueh commandcrinchief of this wav area said Saturday that the Chi nese would welcome another Japanese offensive against Chang sha strategic capital of Hunan province Having defeated the Japanese once the Chinese are convinced they can do it again the general said in commenting on re ports that the invaders might un dertake a second drive three months from now with five new I division Bl Pel Michigan Yale Final ra m m Final Notre Dame Carnegie Tech Missouri Iowa State   

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