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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAR10N E R HIST MEM AR T D EP T Of I 0 W A C V P 0 S M cI V S 14 essBEassss THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT JPOT VOL XLVI AND UNITED PRESS FUti LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 23 RELEASE OF FLINT ANGERS GERMANY Pocket Ships for U S Fleet By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Chairman Carl Vinson of the house ol representatives naval affairs committee wont tell yet what plan he has in mind for the strengthening Uncle Sams fighting fleet but he does say that hell have such a scheme to pro p o s e in the near future Presumably the near future means directly after meets congress again in Carl Vinson January I suppose he re fuses to discuss it now because thus far he hasnt got his program fully formulated Perhaps the term fleet in the singular number is a trifle inac curate Maybe the plural would be more nearly correct That is to say we have one sizable fleet in the Pacific al ready but nothing of any conse quence in the Atlantic The idea is to make Uncle Samuel as for midable in the eastern as well as in our western ocean At present in the event of trouble on both our coasts at once our war craft would have to scoot back and forth through the Pana ma canal which experts assure us would be very disorganizing and at best wouldnt adequately protect us in either direction Of late years weve taken it for granted that Britains sea power was sufficient defense for us in the Atlantic But it isnt very digni fied for us to be dependent on John Bull in this fashion Further more it doesnt seem so certain to day that Mr Bullis equal to the assignment To be sure it will cost us a mint of money to duplicate our Pacific fleet in the Atlantic and best esti mates are that it will take us at least a year to do it But still ask naval authorities what choice have we got X if Modern Conditions Things are different now from what they used to be Aviation is a puzzle Neverthe less the ablest dopesters main tain that for long range scrap ping surface vessels must be re lied on But as to what kind In the last World war its HISTORIC ARMS LAW IS SIGNED GOES IN EFFECT Worth of War Orders Expected From Warring Nations WASHINGTON President Roosevelt signed into law Satur day the neutrality act of 1939 ending the embargo on arms sales to France Britain and Germany and establishing a neutrality pol icy designed to keep the United States from being drawn into the war in Europe The new law regulating deal ings with belligerents in a series of safeguards against war un precedented in the nations his tory was signed at a ceremony in the presidents office in the pres ence of Secretary Hull and a group of legislators Press Secretary Stephen Early stood at the open door and waved to newspapermen in the lobby when the chief executive affixed his signature shortly after noon His signing of the bill Storm Lake Educator Is President of Teachers Final Meetings for Iowa State Teachers Association Are Held DES MOINES E Har rison of Storm Lake Buena Vista county superintendent of schools Saturday was elected president of the Iowa State Teachers associa tion Results of the election were an nounced at the final meeting of the delegate assembly shortly be fore noon E A Zelliott of Des Moines was reelected treasurer F K Schmidt of Eldora was named to the ex ecutive committee for the long term and Christine Petersen of Le Mars for the short term In electing Harrison to the presidency of their state associa tion the delegates stayed with the customary rotation of office Miss Mary Baker of Davenport the retiring president is a class room teacher After the county superintendent the high group the city superintendents and the college group have the of fice in turn W This year the elementary teach ers nominated 3 E Fitzgerald Sioux City elementary principal in the hope of altering the rota A E HARRISON Iowa Daily Press photo bill gave a jon jo obtain more recognition for Signal which some officials ex their group in association affairs pected to result in the placing of worth of war orders in this country mostly by France and Britain within the next few weeks The bill was signed at a m CST A second later the chief execu tive signed a proclamation put ling the law into effect immedi ately by redeclaring this nations neutrality in the war between Germany and France Poland the United Kingdom India Australia Canada New Zealand and the Union South Africa Another proclamation signed at the same time regulated the use of American ports and territorial waters by belligerent submarines Both of these proclamations had been issued under the old neutral ity law carrying the arms em bargo which was repealed by the new statute It was necessary to issue a new neutrality proclamation because the new law as had the old pro vided should group Only other transacted at item of business Saturdays session was the adoption of an amend ment providing a graduated scale of membership fees The new scale ranges from per year for teachers whose sala ries are under per year to for those receiving over The amendment which would take effect in 1941 must be rati fied by a majority of the districts Nominees for the presidency of the state association for the coming year besides Harason and Fitz gerald were Arlene Logan Harrison county and F C Bowersox of Clinton Clinton county Speakers at the last general ses sion of the Teachers 85th annual convention Saturday included Miss Jessie M Parker state superin tendent of public instruction and Miss Ella Enslow Tennessee lec turer and author YOUTH ADMITS SLAYING BRIDE Decapitated Body of Pretty 18 Year Old Found in Bathroom SPRINGFIELD Mass wedding bouquet still fresh in a refrigerator pretty 18 year old Caroline Hibberd a bride of a week was found decapitated ear ly Saturday in the bathroom of Nile her cozy honeymoon apartment shortly after her young husband allegedly confessed he did it be cause of an urge to kill After a sleepless night in Brat tleboro Vt police headquarters where he surrendered William Hibberd 20 the bridegroom told newspapermen he had had an urge to kill for about two years but that he didnt get a chance to do so until Friday night agreed that German submarines were mean little critters They are again However their range is rather limited German surface raiders however were much far ther flung A Uboat could sink an individual liner like the Lusi tania in belligerent waters and create an international scandal but meanwhile Admiral von Specs squadron demolished an entire British war fleet off the Chilean coast and sank more than 20 allied merchantmen off Brazil before it was rounded up Is Faster Ship The postwar dicker sought to hamstring Germany by limiting the size of the latters biggest fighters to 10000 tons in com parison with the rest of the worlds 42000tonners such as the United States Britain France and Japan recently have been build ing With German ingenuity the Fa therland has evolved the pocket as strong at 10000 tons as a and a darned sight to match itself with its weight in wildcats and if licked outrun the wildcats At least a couple of these cata mounts appear to be loose in the south Atlantic and possibly in the south Pacific They not only snooped out through the British blockade theyre gumming up PanAmeri can neutrality Patrol Two Coasts Briefly Uncle Sam has two coasts to police PanAmerica hasnt necessarily two coasts to FIGHT on But its has two coasts to keep ORDER on Latin America cant help us much physically What apparently we need ac cording to experts is a fleet of pocket battleships A pocket battleship is a hy brid between a cruiser and a sure enough battleship Its a modern invention the neutrality program become operative when ever the president found a state of war existed The chief executive used two pens in signing the historic docu ment He gave one to Chairman Pittman D Nev of the senate foreign relations committee and the other to Chairman Bloom D N Y of the house foreign af fairs committee who steered the legislation to passage LOOK INSIDE FOR 4 Year Old Actress Succumbs of Burns Suffered Halloween HOLLYWOOD year old Caryll N Ekelund who played the part of an angel in the forth coming motion picture Blue bird starring Shirley Temple is dead She succumbed to burns re ceived when her dress caught fire from a jack olantern on Hal loween night HAWKEYES AND PURDUE U TIED 0 TO 0 AT HALF Astonishing lowans Outplay Boilermakers During 2 Periods LAFAYETTE Ind Iowas astonishing Hawkeyes were tied 0 to 0 with Purdue at the half of their Big Ten battle Saturday after the lowans had outplayed the Boilermakers and nearly mo nopolized the ball for the first half of the game Iowa at one time was pressing on the one yard line but an off side penalty cost what might have been a touchdown Nile Kin nicks pass into the end zone was incomplete Purdues only threat came late in the second quarter when the Boilermakers aerialed their way to the losva 20 The Hawks line held and a fourth down pass was batted down by the versatile Kin nick Previously Iowa had driver straight down to the Purdue nine yard line only to have its marcl balked by a penalty and thei completely nullified when Brown intercepted a Kinniek pass to race 52 yards back into th Hawks territory Iowas line was holding Pur dues Boilermakers and on more than one occassion was outplay ing the Indiana eleven A second Iowa threat was halted late in the first period when Brown again intercepted a pass tossed by Widow to Protest Nazi Execution of Chicagoan CONDEMNED TO DEATH BERLIN snatching a womans handbag during an air raid blackout test Franz Blawat 27 has been condemned to death Two men already have been executed for robberies during blackouts Declaring he had been under treatment by a Springfield psy chiatrist Hibberd said his only motive was the urge to do it His wife asked him to get her a glass of water during the night and when he returned with the water he related I drove a hunting knife into her chest She cried a little and then I dragged her to the bathroom Hibberd said he was a little hazy after that but remembered becoming frightened while cut ting up the hacly and of fleeing She house and buying a railroad ticket for than 60 miles away Springfield police informed of the crime by Brattleboro authori ties said they found the girls torso in the bathtub her head in the wash basin and a hunting knife nearby Hibberd was graduated from West Springfield high school last year and had been unemployed for the past six months he told police Football Results SECOND QUARTER Jfary 0 Pennsylvania 6 State 0 Syracuse 3 Pitt 7 Temple 0 Rice 0 Fordham 13 Dartmouth 19 Yale 0 Auburn 7 Boston college 0 Columbia 7 Cornell 6 FIRST PERIOD Iowa Slate 0 Oklahoma 12 Second Glue Found in Mysterious Death of SKueyville Couple IOWA CITY Don McComas said Friday night a sec ond clue had been uncovered in the mysterious slaying of Mr and Mrs George Novotny at nearby Shueyville Sept 9 The sheriff said neighbors re lated they saw a small automobile parked in the driveway of the Novotny home the night the dou ble murder took place No lights were visible in the house or on the car Previously officers learned thai an Iowa City Taxlcab driver took an unidentified man to the Novot ny home the nightOf the slayings Mrs Sadowski Says Germans Guilty of Deliberate Murder CHICAGO Stefania Sadowski 50 griefstricken by notification from the statedepart ment that her husband Josef 55 an American citizen was executed three weeks ago at War saw by German military authori ties said Saturday she would make formal protest to the U S government It was the deliberate murder of an American citizen she charged George J Haering American consular attache at Warsaw no tified the state department at Washington Friday that Sadowski was executed Oct 20 after he had been found guilty by court martial of having concealed a quantity of arms and ammunitions in defiance of regulations published by Ger man military authorities when they entered Warsaw Haciings report said nazi mili tary authorities told him that Sa dowski had admitted he had been a commandant of the civil guards of the 2Gth Warsaw commissariat during the prolonged siege of the Polish capital and had given no indication he was an American citizen He said there were grounds to accept the German version of the execution as true Sadowski owned a cleaning and dyeing plant here He went to Poland last June on an American assport that had been visaed by ic Polish consul in Chicago Mrs adowski said he made the trip to ettle the estate of his father who he said had been welltodo he said her husband had been cheduled to return to the United tales in August That was his only reason for going He didnt go get in the army or fight and he couldnt have een in the Polish army He was oo old The report that ammu nition was found on his place or hat he was a member of the army s a deliberate falsification His execution was plain murder Im going to lodge a protest vith the American government at Vashington and Im going to find ut what redress there is for this murder The state department in its an nouncement did not indicate vhether this government would equest an official explanation rom German authorities regard ng the execution Westbrook Pegier Says HAM and EGGS Lunacy Would Bring State Dictator to California By WESTBKOOK PEGLER LOS the religious fury of the suckers who have beer seduced by promises of counterfeit money there is reason to doubt that the promoters of the ham andeggs lunacy in Cali fornia really want to win at the polls next Tuesday Should they win the racket would pass into a new and really dangerous phase AL CAPONE Al Capone Leaves Prison on Nov 19 PAGE 2 Jessie Parker Urges Emphasis on Spanish PAGE 8 econ 1 iry Jaysees Win Title as Preps Play Tie Scrap PAGE 9 his own hand without any possibility of legal restraint by the courts or the governor That is a possibility too real for frivolous treatment by the worried snd bewildeied opponents of the madness but it is also true that once Owens acquired these powers he would be in a position to repudiate his associates in a promotion which started as a typical Los Angeles aberration and silence any criticism from them as an ef fort to impair the capacity of the people to produce goods services and conveniences At present the members of the hamandegg movement contribute one cent a day and the promoters claim 350000 members Thus they probably have an income of 53500 n day in pennies wheedled from the poor plus further nmounts derived from special offerings for emergencies such as their liberty fund their eater fund and theii social security fund The liberty bell collection was an emergency sacrifice in the process of which the members were induced to send in their membership cards accompanied by contributions and received them back adorned by little bellshape bronzepaper stickers The ostensible intention was to cast a new liberty bell to be rung as a curfew on economic slavery but inasmuch as curfew time has not yet arrived the bell remains unfinished business By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of Flinb released to American crew nazis interned pro tests City of Flint action by Norway IvYUBLY AN thoritius move to crush Croatian revolt in army map joint U S a r m s purchases Churchill confers with French naval heads ROME Mussolini de clares Italy strengthening her will anci forces for to morrow T OK T seeks trade improvement with U S NEW YORK Shipping circles map reshuffle of trade routes to handle arms trade after congress ap proves lifting arms embar go The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair not so cold Sat urday night Sunday increasing cloudiness becoming unsettled in northwest warmer in ex treme cast slightly cooler in ex treme northwest MINNESOTA Becoming un settled Saturday night or by Sunday not so cold in east and south Saturday somewhat cold er Sunilay in west and north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday maximum Friday 14 Minimum in Nighl 19 At 8 a m Saturday 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 40 Precip 73 NAZIS PROTEST TONORWAYFOR FREEING OF SHIP American Freighters Crew Again Takes Charge in North Sea BULLETIN LONDON UR A British royal air force pilot reported Saturday that he had bombed a Uboat ivhicli presumably was sunk by one hit out of two sal voes BERLIN German charge daffaires at Oslo protested Saturday to the Nonvegian gov ernment its internment the German prize crew from the American freighter City of Flint and release ol the vessel to the American crew Authorized sources said the protest was oral and based on the whole procedure of Norwegian authorities in connection with the City of Flints entry at Hauge sund where the interment and release orders were carried out early Saturday These informants intimated that the charge daffaires soon would leave 01already had left for Haugesund to make a personal in vestigation X There was considerable tele phoning between Oslo and Berlin during the night These sources said there be plenty of ar gument with the Norwegians in ensuing days Germany was represented as declining to accept the Norwegian argument that there was insuffi Norway Guards City of Flint BERGEN Norwiy Norwegian admiralty Saturday pronounced the American steam er City of Flint was unarmed and entitled to full neutral rights as the ship released from control of a nazi prize crew rode at an chor under her own colors in the Bergen roadstead Norwegian naval vessels guarded the City of Flint as a precautionary measure because of Germanys protest against its release as an exceptionally un friendly act Only official boats were allowed to approach the MRS STEFANIA SADOWSKI IS PREDICTION s Mercury Expected to Remain Above Freezing Forecast Fair Weather DES MOINES weather bureau snid Iowa temperatures averaged about 10 degrees below normal yet Saturday morning but it will not be so cold Saturday night The mercury was expected to remain above the freezing mark throughout the state Saturday Friday nights low wns 19 at Iowa Falls nnd Mason City fol lowing n high Friday afternoon of 47 at Mount Ayr The forecast was for fair wcah dressed his appeal not only to the cr Saturday followed by intrens British and Gcrmiins but also to ing cloudiness Sunday with con ditions in the northwest portion of the state becoming unsettled It will be warmer Sunday in the extreme cast portion of the state but slightly colder in the extreme northwest portion the bureau said Skies were clear over the state Saturday morning excepting in the extreme east portion cient ground in the German re port that a member of the Ameri can crew was ill for the City of Flint to be brought into the neu tral harbor of Haugesund The German contention was that such humane action should not be rewarded by intern ment of the prize crew com mander who naturally could not tell whether the American ivas really ill but heeded President Rooseeltvs plea for ffood treat ment of the 41 Americans One commentator suggested that the president should have ad Hie Norwegians lie also said he was curious to know what Mr Roosevelt would say to Norways action German authorities professed to have no knowledge of the Flints course Germany has repeatedly boasted of being in control of the North sen as well as the Baltic so it could be assumed that an 1 CITY OF FLINT Final Iowa Purdue Final Final Minnesota NorthwesternI Notre Dame Army Indiana Ohio State I 1 Final HSJ Michigan Illinois Final   

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