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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I S f MEM 4 ART DEr of IOWA COUP VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PBESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY into THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Argentine Viewed as Best Bet By CHARLES P STEWART GERMANY SEEMS to be con centrating its PanAmerican prop aganda upon the Argentine repub lic The state department is a good bit concerned about it Terri torially Argentina isnt the big gest country south us Brazil is big ger The Argen tine however is the best de veloped t h s t r o ngest It has a sizable navy Its capi tal Buenos Aires is the worlds second The Argentine about the size of Chicago And Ar gentine sentiment is p o t e nt throughout the Latin new world Unce Sam cant be said to have his western hemispherical good neighborly policy in good work ing order without Argentine co operation And the Argentine isnt very proYankee There are traditional reasons why not Never mind de tails its a fact When the United States went into the last World war most of Latin America went in too on the allies side The rest of the southern hemisphere didnt do anything active but it DECLARED war as a matter of politeness to Uncle Samuel Ar gentina didnt it stayed neutral to the last minute For one thing Argentines of Cierman descent are an extremely powerful bloc There are many them in southern Brazil and some in Chile but theyre concentrated m and around Buenos Aires Theyre Argentinos but theyre Germans also German Capital Futhermore German capital is predominant on the banks of the Rio de la Plata Argentinas outlet to the Atlantic During the last war the allies Latin American financial institu tions were sucked dry by home demands upon their resources TheGerman outfit remained un touched because it couldnt trans mit its money Cowequently the German houses found themselves bulging with local cash at the wars end wljile allied concerns were badlydepleted We Yankees ought to have been all right but wed mismanaged 1 lived for six years in Buenos Aires In that time the B A branch of the National City of New York had had four B A lo cal managers Naturally none of them became acquainted with conditions there The Germans ran circles around them Its continued ever since We have a few Yankee corpora tions that know how to do busi ness in Latin American fields International Harvester General Electric Singer Sewing Machine Remington Typewriters and two or three others But oh phooey Argentine Railroads Among other things that the Germans have done is to establish a newspaper in Buenos Aires and its initial attack is against the Britishowned roads Now if ever anything was vul nerable its those railroads As a shipper Ive had any amount of experience with cm Those roads have kept that re public back by hnlf a bungling and by greed Their rates arc excessive their service is hopeless I know what Im talk ing about MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 13 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT JPOT CS0ENS SECTIONS 30 FINNS RUSSIANS DROP PARLEYS OskaloosorCouple TINY COUNTRYS rniiiiMinir A i i 1 nn fOATinil Tfl EQUIPMENT FOR WORKTAKENBY SECRET SERVICE More Than in Bogus Money Seized Federal Agent Says DES MOINES United States secret service agent here Monday said Albert G Sehwenke and his wife Dorothy Jane both of Oskaloosa would be arraigned sometime Monday in OUumwa on a charge of counterfeiting and bills The couple was arrested early Sunday in an Oskaloosa raid led by Russell Daniel chief of the Omaha Nebr secret service unit the agent said Equipment seized included a photoengraving outfit zinc plates ink and a press the agent added More than in the counter feit bills also was taken he said The secret service operator linked the Oskaloosa operations with three lowans reported to have been taken into custody late Saturday in Springfield Mo on counterfeit charges The group apparently had passed less than in bogus currency before the raiders de scended upon the Sehwenke home the report said W The Schwenkes in jail at Ol tumwa were scheduled to appear for arraignment Monday before United States Commissioner Her man Schaefer at Otlumwa The United States district at torneys office here announced that District Attorney John K valentine would appear to file charges against the pair at 5 oclock Monday afternoon at Ot tumwa Secret service agents said thev were assisted in the investigation and raid by Chief of Police G O Crispim of OskaloosB One agent said the men arrested at Spring field Mo had 37 counterfeit bills in their possession Argentine rail Ive chatted with North Ameri can experts who told me that twice the traffic could be handled at half of British figures Falkland Islands Germany incidentally is urging the Argentine seizure from Brit ain of the Falkland islands in the south Atlantic Argentina has an historic title to them It would be embarrassing to the United States to have Argentina lay claim to them at the present juncture though It would be AWFUL embar rassing to Britain Those islands promise o de velop a mean situation between the Argentine the United States Latin America generally and Eur ope Fact is islands are queer places AVho do they belong to Slaying of Two Aged Minnesota Brothers Is Believed Solved PRESTON Minn Fill more county grand jury the first called in five years convened Monday to study new evidence in the murders of two aged brothers Knute and Sever Olson Bodies of the two men were found Dec 2 1036 in their Woody and ransacked farm home near here The murderers escaped al QUAKE IS FELT IN NORTHWEST Damage Confined to Property in Seattle Wash and Vicinity SEATTLE earthquake described by University of Wash ington geologists as the heaviest in their seismographs records rocked large areas the Pacific north west shortly before midnight The seismograph registered the shock at p m a m Monday ope though the discovered Officials and businessmen in Portland Tacoma Seattle Van couver B C and other cities surveyed damage caused by the shock that lasted approximately one minute Damage however was not ex i pected to bo great consisting mostly of cracked walls in some buildings broken water mains and broken power lines A check by state and other offi cials indicated no one was in jured In ill parts of Seattle residents rushed to the streets in their night attire and many spent the remain der of the night in auto camps A corner section of the Nation al Bank pt Washington in Tacoma weighing approximately 250 pounds crashed six floors into an alley Some plaster damage was reported in the state capitol at Olympia N ftl Breck capitol watchman said it felt as though the whole building was jumping up and down He said it broke some glass but did no serious damage Olympia reported hundreds of persons fled into the streets The quake appeared to extend over an area from Portland North through Longview Aberdeen and the Grays Harbor district Taco ma Seattle Everett and Vancou ver B C and then east almost to Spokane All communities reported from three to four distinct shocks In Seattle Howard A Coomb assistant professor of geology of Attack on Coal Act Dismissed in High Court WASHINGTON attack by Atlanta Ga on constitution ality of the 1937 bituminous coal act was dismissed Monday by the supreme court on the ground that the city has no standing to main tain the suit In addition the tribunal Agreed to review a circuit court decision directing the Falk cor poration of Milwaukee to with draw recognition from an inde pendent union but leavingthe way open for the employes to choose that organization in a sub sequent election as their collective bargaining agency The labor board contended the circuit court had exceeded its authority n Postponed an announcement a to whether it would review a de cision by the federal circuit court at New York granting a rcavgu ment of litigation because the participation by Judge Martin Manton This was regarded as a test case of the question The tribunal held that Atlanta has no standing to maintain the suit It affirmd judgment against the city by tne federal district court for the District of Colum bia Atlanta had contended that price fixing provisions of the leg islation to be placed in effect soon would require it to pay a higher price for coal and that this would be an unconstitutional in terference with the performance of essential governmental func The law intended to stabilize the bituminous coal industry was passed as a substitute for the 1935 Guffey act declared unconstitu tional by the supreme court TO SELL BANKS ASSETS PELLA remaining m the hands of the trustees of the segregated assets of the Pella National bank arc scheduled to be sold at public auction in Knoxville Thursday gun they used was of Washington sald tho shock the heaviest rei reportedly believed corded in the 15 years he has brrr I the slaying solved at the university LOOK INSIDE FOR LOUIS D BRANDEIS Retired Justice Has His 83rd Birthday PAGE 2 Mother of Five Is 433rd Highway Victim PAGE 14 Great Iowa Team Wins in Perfect Contest PAGE 9 Byers Speculates on Munich Bombing COL 2 PAGE 4 DUTCH PREMIER Born With Two Heads Al Caoone nTATrft STATESRUMORS CAUSE ALARMS Acute Danger Does Not Exist Holland Official Declares THE HAGUE the Netherlands Premier Dirk Jan de Geer told the Netherlands Monday there is not a single ground for uneasiness in the nation or em pire despite many rumors caus ing alarm in the past few days Slaking his first radio speech since he became prime minister last summer de Geer said the fear of imminent dangers for the Netherlands was caused by reports circulated abroad and by certain measures of our government The belligerent nations he said have the darkest expectations about the intentions of their ene mies and think of their own safety Thus de Geer said they prepare for the worst suppose that the worst already is at hand and in good faith easily believe that he violation of our neutrality is likely V Therefore I advise you o Bird yourself agrainst this belief he said and remember that neutrality also requires a cer tain slate of mind De Geer said that Hollands own defense measures had been mis interpreted and it would be a fatal error on our part to con clude from these measures that threats to our frontiers had in creaEed He declared that recent Nether lands precautions for the strengthening and intensifying of our mobilization were necessary because the tension on the western front seemed to have increased De Geer reviewed precau tionary measures taken by Hol land during the World ivar and through other periods of inten sified defense measures because of certain temporary conditions which made it necessary for our preparedness to be more effec tive and added In all those cases the outcome was to prove that the peoples fears were groundless The present situation must be considered in the same light Acute danger does not exist any more now than it did in the first days of September when all our defense forces were mobi lized No formal reply had been re ceived from Germany but the German minister to the Nether lands has informed the Hague for eign office that the neutral mon archs mediation proffer would be examined carefully Despite official reassurance ttetherlandeiK and Belgians re mained anxious over reported German troop concentrations along Iheir borders with which Germany might conceivably attempt to out flank the Maginot line and reach coastal bases for assaults on Brit ain Tins anxiety had been amplified by the strategic flooding of parts of the Netherlands and the mobi lization of about 600000 Belgian soldiers At least half of the French le gation staff here had packed in preparation for speedy departure in event of an emergency United States Minister George A Gordon was received by Queen Wilhelmina Sunday night but the purpose of the audience wont undisclosed United States citizens in Bel gium were advised to be ready for any eventuality by arranging for transportation out of the country and by keeping sufficient money on hand to leave It was said however that the advice was not the result of any new develop ments There are about 700 Americans in the Antwerp and Brussels area It was reported in Brussels that British subjects also had been ad vised to make departure arrange ments Mi and Mrs Emory Horrun of Bristol Tcnn arc shown iu the office of a physician who removed a second abnormal head from tlic base of their sons head shortly after birth The baby is now three GUARDSMEN TO STUDY WARFARE Special Training to Be Held for lowans at Des Moines Post DES MOINES the command of Brig Gen Lloyd D Ross of Des Moines a group of Iowa national guardsmen Monday began a week of intensive study of technical problems in connection with modern warfare Units encamped at the post are from Sioux City Cedar Falls Fair field Council Bluffs Des Moines and Jefferson I Two other groups will begin a series of four weekend periods of special training One is from Des Moines while the other stationed at Camp Dodge here is comprised of units from Boone and Grand Junction YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT Its Departments Their Functions TUKN TO 1AGE 5 OF TO DAYS PAlKr FOR AN OTHER OF THE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE GOVERN MENT OF FOL LOW THEM EACH MONDAY in the Mason City GlobeGazette BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE tells Netherlands there is no cause for uneasiness Netherlands and Belgian foreign ministers meet near frontier L 0 N I O tive sources interpret Brit ishFrench replies to media tion offer us calling for restoration of P o 1 a n d CzcchoSlovakia and Aus tria quar ters say BritishFrench re plies deliberately sabo taged mediation attempt raid warn ings sound German scout ing planes reported over capital HELSINKI say breakdown in Moscow ne gotiations can be avoided by modification of K n s s i a n territorial de niands press continues attacks against Finns r i t a i n and Iranee announce reduction in forces maintained in North China 43 Killed 60 Hurt in Train Collision OPPKLN Gcrmsuiy three persons were known Mon day to have been killed and BO injured in a collision between two passenger trains Sunday night be tween Langlieben and Rosen grund The trains verc crowded with Sunday traffic The accident was believed to have been caused by the negligence ol n switchman who ran the two trains on to the same track Fears Life Danger in LOS ANGELES Scarface Al Capone brewer of ome of the vilest concoctions that seared the innards of prohibi tion era drinkers was in jowl quaking fear for his life Monday on he eve of his release from fed eral custody The federal government also was worried It made of his leave taking from prison a mystery it hoped could not be solved by the trigger men whom Capone swore were waiting to rub him out with erasers of lead Gmen were in charge of him somewhere in the United Slates That was all the department of justice would say He not scheduled to be released from his 10year income tax sentence until next Sunday nor will lie be but Hie federal agents arent saying where theyll do the releasing He still may be in Terminal island prison in Los Angeles harbor where ho served the last 10 months of lus term He may be enroute to his whitewalled castle in Miami Beach Fla or he may be in a ho tel room in any of a dozen cities If he has left the prison there wouldnt seem to bo much chance of anyone recognizing him on the street Partially paralyzed from paresis crinkleyskinned from loss of weight totally bald and some times talking gibberish Capone is a human caricature of public en emy number one the man who took care of competition with ma chineguns In 1931 the federal government finally caught up with the per fumed liked to douse himself with put him on trial for income tax evasion Aothmg was said in court about the gang wars in which he par ticipated nor was there any men tion of his string of brothels brcw and loft buildings where lie made bonded Scotch whiscy from rubbing alcohol ment and horse lini llc was sentenced to years in prison fined 850000 and assessed in court costs Capone headed for prison but Chicagos beer became no better It still was a peculiarly nauseous mixture usually greenish in color frequently with a little straw floating in the bottle and inclined 10 explode when uncapped It cost SI a bottle and its slugs of ether floating on top was certain to make the consumer feel as if hed been blasted with a Capone shot gun Scarface Al went to Alcafraz ivhcre iic got time off for good be havior prohibition was repealed ami his lawyers spent their time digging up his fine They paid it in installments last of which they handed over only a few day ago Capone stilt is reputed to be n mil lionaire several times over If he is hell have no chance to enjoy his money hes afraid that if he even slicks his nose through the gate of his Florida estate the underworld typewriters will clatter and turn him into one of Uiose bulletrid dled bodies Chicago police used t scoop from the years ago pavements 15 The Weather FORECAST Fair Monday ami Tuesday warmer Monday niffhJ ant in and south Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair and ivarmcr Monday night anil Tuesday IN MASON CITY By EDDY GILMORE WASHINGTON High officials of the are getting all kinds of unsolicited defense received a suggestion that beats all others by a cats whiskers at least The man who offered this de fense measure wrote that he had made a long study of tor Suggests Trained Cats Ride Steer Torpedoes pedoes and cats Tornedoes ho Thn At 8 a m Sunday Maximum Sunday Minimum in night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 21 52 27 38 LEAVE MOSCOW Finland Makes Request for Modification of Demands of Soviet BULLETIN MOSCOW Finnish del egation to the Kremlin left for Helslngfors at oclock Mon day night without an agreement OH soviet Russias demands for military and naval bases in Fin nish territory HELSINKI The Finnish foreign office announced Monday that its delegation in Moscow would leave for home Monday night suspending the lengthy ne gotiations by which Russia has been seeking concessions from Finland The foreign office announce ment was made shortly after 1 p TIL 7 a m C S Previously Foreign Minister El jas Erkko had said that only last minute modification of soviet de mands for territorial concessions could prevent recall of the Finns from Moscow The negotiations were initiated Oct 7 after Russia had won con cessions from Latvia Estonia and Lithuania strengthening her mili tary position in the west and north There are no indications that further prosrcss through nego tiations is possible Erkko said in an Interview There is a last minute chance but we have come so far it is difficult Asked whether the negotiations might be resumed latev in event breakdown Erkko replied t depends on circum stances The foreign minister did not specify the points on which the negotiations were stalled Observ ers expressed belief however that the stumbling blocks were Rus sias demands for a naval base on Finnish territory at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland and revi sion of flic southern border be tween the two countries on the Arclian isthmus Erkko hinted at this interpreta tion when he said to an American newspaperman I believe there is a place called Sandy Hook outside New York harbor How would you like to hand that over to some one He shrugged off as part uf the Same a weekend barrage of Rus sian press attacks on Finlands obstinacy but added When press attacks are in spired we have to take them into consideration as part of the dis cussion The Russian press comment in cluded a warning from the news paper Trud soviet trade union or jan that Finland is playing a dangerous game7 which may have savc results An article in the Red Fleet Russian naval newspaper said that to protcut Leningrad the soviet must gain control of both sides of the Gulf of Finland as well as Finnish areas on the Arc tic const west of Murmansk Finland now has access to the Arctic ocean through a narrow strip of land between Norway and Russia pedoes and cats Torpedoes he added were often unreliable cats are always reliable The thought ol a torpedo which costs hundreds of dollars being fired at an object and not hitting the mark because of faulty sirn or uc mark getting out of the way caused him con The answer he explained was to train cats to ride the torpe does and to steer them to their marks As a feline fancier and one who had done wonders with cat he said he was sure thai it could be done His idea was not to have the cat ride the torpedo bareback so to speak but to have a sort oE catcabin attached to every one of the missiles The cat would ride in com fort this is until the torpedo met up with whatever object the cat and the United Slates navy were shooting for It the navy should find to its chagrin that one of its enlisted cats was afraid of the water he said the navy could switch to monkeys Monkeys he wrote are not as reliable as cots but they are not nfraid of water Officers arc afraid that they have to reject botJi the cats and the monkeys For one thing the man didnt suggest what rank they should carry in lie service Nazis Bomb Shetland LONDON f airplanes bombed the SlicL land islands Monday the ad miralty announced Except for broken windows in houses there was no dam age Two attacks on the Shet land islands were made lion day by enemy aircraft which were driven oft by anti aircraft fire tile sdmiraltv said Bombs were dropped but they did no damage Some bombs fell into the sea and some fell on land the explo sions breaking the windows of houses A German airplane it was learned made a reconnoitcr ingflight over the Shetland islands last Tuesday and again Friday The Shctlands are 600 miles from Germany
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