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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS tow e R HIST UEU 43 r OEPT of IOWA COUP oes M o i N e s i A VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS VUIi IXASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 20 1939 MASON CITY THI MIGHT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 36 NAZI ATTACK ON BRITISH SHIP FAILS Cordell Hull Hull for President in 1940 By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist State Secretary Cordell Hull is mentioned as a possible demo cratic presidential nominee in 1940 but there hasnt yet devel oped any very formidable drive in his compar able to the Paul V McNutt campaign or to the boom which now is being inflated for Vice Presi dent John N Garners bene fit I ts rather odd Hull gen erally is recog nized as one the ablest statesmen in this country He also ought to be a firstclass compro mise candidate He never has been a sufficiently radical new dealer for democratic old dealers to ob ject to In fact if he hadnt served so long in a new deal cabinet hed class as a moderate old dealer himself Yet the very circumstance that he HAS been President Roosevelts prime min ister throughout the entire length of the tetters term surely ought to make it hard for new dealers to object to him Hes a trifle old but not as old as Cactus Jack Hes a southerner but Tennessee isnt as far south as Texas He isnt as violently handsome as McNutt but its more of a liability than an asset for a presi dential aspirant to have his good looks overadvertised It tends to give the Impression that theyre his sole stock in trade Pauls managers evidentlyrecognize this for theyre distributing a new photograph of him posed to make him lookras homely as nature permits Secretary Hulls a compromise as to personal beauty at that Heisnt such an Adonis as Paul V but hes a darned sight hand somer than Cactus Jack Garner Some Applause for Hull To be sure our state secretary lias won considerable applause by his prolonged hesitancy to con gratulate Herr Hitler upon not being assassinated at his beer hall celebration in Munich recently All other neutral foreign of fices were superprompt to tele graph expressions of their de light to the fuehrer at his es cape from death by the bomb that supposedly was planted to extinguish him at that nazi celebration a few days ago Our state department hung off sur prisingly at telling Adolf how glad it was that he wasnt elim inated The impression Secretary Hull gave was that he wasnt glad at all or maybe that he believed it to have been a fake performance American comment mainly has been to the purport that Cordell was quite right in taking the posi tion that that beer hall bombings failure was nothing to rejoice over Not that I think our state secre tary condones attempted assassi nations but the inference is that he regards this particular one as having been excusable if ever one was Also he plainly suspects it of having been a phoney planted to create Herr Hitler sentiment The chat I hear is to the effect that hes absolutely correct about it Nevertheless it doesnt appear to have improved his presidential chances appreciably not yet anyway Hulls Weakness Secretary Hulls weakness is that hes a quiet individual Hes a student instead of a spellbinder Oratorically his voice is squeaky Paul McNutt rumbles and roars John N Garner doesnt say much in sequence But hes a dandy wisecracker Hull is drowned out both wajrs He isnt thunderous he isnt snappy Hes just substantial Of course if F Ds drafted for a third term that ends it Hell get another nomination Itll be a nasty fight the result of which will be decided on elec tion day Barring Roosevelt Id bet on McNutt Thyssen Exile From Nazis Opposed Policy of 3rd Reich Political Attitude Caused Me to Leave Says Steel Magnate FLORISTS PICK OFFICERS DES MOINES S Wilson ot DCS Moines was reelected president of the Iowa Florists as sociation at the organizations an nual meeting here Carl Krebs of Cedar Rapids vice president and R S Herrick of Des Moines sec retary and treasurer were also re elected FRITZ THYSSEN Dallas Attorney Is Fatally Wounded by Woman on Main Street DALLAS Tex A Brooks Coffman 39 Dallas attorney charged with assault to murder a woman with an ice pick was wounded fatally in a Main street shooting early Monday He died a half hour after the shooting Police said a woman turned two guns on him firing eight shots from an automatic and six from a revolver The suspect surrendered No complaint was filed immedi ately Coffman was arrested after the icepick stabbing last May of Miss Corrine Maddpx 26 Miss Mad dox recovered ZURICH Switzerland Fritz Thyssen German iron and steel magnate credited with hav ing aided the nazl party to achieve power in Germany declared in a letter to the United Press Monday that his opposition to the war and the present policy of the reich government forced me to leave Germany Thyssen is residing with his family at Locarno Switzerland As a member of the reichstag I expressed myself timely and emphatically against the war and the present policy of the reich government Thyssen wrote This political attitude threat ened to cause consequences which forced me to leave Germany Thyssen wrote that it was to be regretted that articles had ap peared in the foreign press which neither directly nor indirectly originated with him He referred to dispatches regarding his activi ties since he left Germany several weeks ago going first to Lucerne and then to Locarno where he now resides I reserve to myself deter mination of the moment when public opinion should be in formed he wrote with refer ence to his differences with the Hitler regime At present there is not yet reason for this Thyssen was a key man of Ger man industry and for years was known as one of the leading men behind Hitler Since 1928 he had been chairman of the board of the Vereinigte Stahlwerk the Ruhr iron and steel trust He was also chairman of the Honstahlgemem Daughter of Peruvian President Is Married LIMA Peru Teresa Eenavides 16 daughter of the president of Peru and Francisco Mendoza Canaval 28 were honey mooning Monday They were mar ried Sunday by the archbishop of Lima Pedro Pascual Farfan in the private chapel of the presiden tial palace LOOK INSIDE FOR DK EDDIE ANDERSON Mason City Boy Is Wonder Coach of 39 PAGE 9 Cyrenus Cole Buried at Old Home in Pella PAGE 2 schatt or affiliated steel producers ers supported the nazi cause dur ing the years when it seemed hopeless It was at the Cologne home of one of this group Kurt von Schroeder the banker that Hitler and Baron Franz von Pauen former chancellor reached the agreement which resulted in Hitlers being called to the chan cellery FORMER KAISER ESCAPES DEATH Cyclone Passes 50 Feet From Former Ruler of Germany DOORN Netherlands Former Kaiser Wilhelm of Ger many had anarrow escape from death Sunday when a cyclone passed within 50 feet of him as he walked in his private park it was disclosed Monday The cyclone tore down three beech trees each at least three feet thick It happened at Sunday morning Parts of the trees went high in the air and were hurled down burying themselves deep in the earth Two of the three trunks were broken into three parts The former kaiser returned to his house highly alarmed and said prayers of thanksgiving Later in the day on learning of the Simon Bolivar disaster he telegraphed condolences to Queen Wilhelmina Shes Five Feet ftiang KaiShek Elected to Higher Post in China Leadership Believed Strengthened as Reply to Latest Jap Move CHUNGKING imo Chiang KaiShek was elected president of the executive yuan a post equivalent to that of premier at the closing session of the Kuomintang nationalist party congress Monday Chiang succeeds Dr H H Kung ivho remains minister of finance Kung also WES elected vice presi dent of the yuan or deputy pre mier Chiang KaiShek remains com mander in chief of the armies It was believed that his lead ership was strengthened as Chungkings answer to Japans intention to establish a Chinese national government at Nan king with former nationalist rrcmicr Wang ChingWci as its head The congress appointed ter of Propaganda Yeh ChuChang secretary general of the Kuomin tang in place ot Chu ChiHua who was appointed chief of the organi zation department Wang SilihChich former min ister ot education was appointed chief of overseas affairs of the Kuomintang Redhaired Kathleen Hifdebrand who wanted to fly a plane but was kept out ot the course offered by the civil aeronautics authority by her height is shown as she reached her lofty aspirationfive feet two inches just tall enough to qualify Five weeks before the Kan sas City iass was one inch short but she took exercises to extend her altitude With Kathleen is Mrs Charles Henion CAA techni cian Times returninghome Sunday after the IowaMinnesota game were strongly reminded oi the crushing 13 to 9 defeat as they passed through North wood Across highway 65 in town a group of rabid Iowa fans hung a large banner which read Iowa 13 Minnesota 3 allies North Another group of Iowa enthusiasts draped a wreath and a sign with the 13 to 9 score on the state line marker 01 highway 65 9 Killed and 20 Hurt in Berlin Rail Crash BERLIN Berlin Hamburg Express collided with a local train near suburban Spandau Sunday killing nine and injuring 20 One coach was derailed and another burst into flames Iowa Second in REA Farm Power PAGE 3 Armies Set but War of Nerves Still COL 2 PAGE 4 Browder in Plea of Innocent to Second Federal Indictment NEW YOHK Brow ner general secretary of the com munist party in America pleaded innocent Monday to a second fed eral indictment charging him with making false statements in order to obtain a passport He had pleaded innocent to an earlier indictment last month and has been at liberty under 57500 bail His bail on the second in dictment returned last Friday was continued and trial was set for Dec 4 YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT Its Departments Their Functions TURN TO TAGE 16 OF TO DAYS PAPER FOK AN OTHER OF THE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON XUE GOVERN MENT OF FOL LOW THEM EACH MONDAY in the Mason City GlobeGazette CHIANG KAISHEK ALL QUIETON WESTERN FRONT Germany Continues Widespread Scouting Flights Over France PARIS continued widespread scouting flights over France Monday while the flood ed Rhine and other border rivers forced suspension of even local operations along the western front military sources said the Ger mans could be seen erecting dikes on the other side of the Rhine and abandoning some small outlying defense posts which were flooded Scouting flights caused alert signals Monday morning in widely separated points in France The general staffs morning communique said merely noth ing important o report during the night Earlier however military sources said the French had fought off German patrols near Bhcs killing six nazis and capturing one British War Secretary Leslie HorcBelisha touring the front expressed satisfaction with the general situation and said Brit ain is comfortably winning this war It is the type of war we do bestjust digging and sit ting tight he said Summing up the war at sea during the past month a French communique Sunday night esti mated German shipping captured by French patrols certainly ex ceeded by several thousand tons the tonnage of French shipping lost because of the enemy A ships sunk by mines near Eng 1 a nd about 140 lost on Nether lands liner Simon Bolivar seventh vessel Lithuanian freighter sinks near Rotter dam appear of better soviet relations with Japan but press con tinues attack on Finland PRAGUE Workers re port at jobs despite agita tion for protest strike against executions and mass arrests in German protectorate e s t e r n war front remains quiet in creases landing force in south China for drive to cut Chinese supply routes AVILL RESTORE LEAVES AMSTERDAM e r i o die leaves for Netherlands soldiers canceled Nov 10 be re stored Tuesday The soldiers will be granted the usual two days every two weeks it was an nounced The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in west some cloudiness in east Monday night and Tuesday slightly colder in extreme cast not so cold in northwest Monday night some what warmer Tuesday MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer Tuesday in ex treme cast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday 51 2 30 Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 26 GlobeGazette weather figures ending Sunday At 8 a m Sunday 27 Minimum Saturday Night 23 Maximum Saturday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 23 7 KILLED IN IOWA TRAFFIC WRECKS 441 Lose Lives From Accidents of 939 Increase Over 1938 DES MOINES per ons died in motor vehicle acci dents on Iowa highways during the past week Four hundred anc fortyone persons have lost theii lives to date in 1939 compared with 406 a year ago Robert Van Ginkle 47 of Des Moines was fatally injured Saturday night when struck by a car police reported was driven by Boyle Willcy 32 also of DCS Moincs Several other lowans met death violently Loiiis McGee 50 anc his son Ogden 28 were kille Friday near Hamilton in a fall o slate at a coal mine Hurley Lugar 38 DCS Moines brick mason was accidental killed while hunting near Derby Hjalmcr 43 also of De Moines and a lifelong friend o Lugar accidentally shot him po lice said Another hunting accident vic tim was Jimmie Funk 14 year old freshman high school stu dent and son of Mr and Mrs Forest Silver Funk of Slien andoah Jimmie was hunting with Fred Minor near Shcnan doah when the accident oc curred George Udell 4fl of Sioux City walked into the path of a Nortl Western train in the stockyard and was killed Mrs Gladys Moore 20 of nea Essex and her two year ol daughter Joyce were burned fa tally when Joyce poured ker osene on a cookstove fire Mrs Moore lost her life trying t smother the flames that took he child Joe MizJo 30 at Bettcmlorf was drowned when Uc slipped and fell while repairing a win dow in the toll house on the BctlemlorfM o 1 i nc suspension bridge A second drowning occurred a Dubuque when Joseph Slattery 54 of Dubuque jumped 75 fee into the Mississippi river and wa drowned Keith Johnson 21 of Oclwein was accidentally shot and killei while duck hunting on the Mis sissippi river four miles north o Guttenbeig Sunday His two com panions believed that n shotgui which was lying in Hie bottom o a canoe exploded when the canot was jolted on a sand bar STEAL FOUR TURKEYS PHILADELPHIA OP Bur glars who entered a home in the Wyncote section had their eye on Thanksgiving They took four tur keys from the pantry ENVOY REACHES STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM A Steinhardt United States am bassador to soviet Russia arrived here Monday from Moscow by way of Finland way ot Finland Glistening Vein of Almost Pure Gold Is Closely Guarded in Georgia SJ at the inchwide streak cleaning m the old wnrU By DAHLONEGA Burly pistoltoting guards stood at the entrance to the old Cal houn mine Monday when I ar rived after traveling the tortu ous 6mile stretch of unpaved mountain road from Dahloncga to sec the glistening vein of al most pure gold expected to pay out more than a ton A double guard stands day and night at the mine shaft and at night in addition powerful floodlights team down on the exposed portion of the vein Graham C Dugas peppery little mining engineer and World war aviation major is responsi ble for Dahlonegas latest gold boom Waitresses neglect or ders to sit at tables with guests and gossip about gold Filling station attendants and store keepers shut up shop to go to the mine shaft and gaze lor hours at the inchwide streak of gleaming metal sandwiched between sturdy layers of quartz Old timers dream of a return of the days before 1861 when a U S mint stood in the center o town and stamped out S10 gold pieces Hundreds of amateur pros pectors sightseers and city slickers have visited the shaft to sec the vein uncovered by Dngas a few days ago while cleaning up the old works But the slickers have found Dugas a tough customer We have no land or stock for sale and need no financial help he said proudly He said he had turned down a New York brokers offer of S250000 for a 51 percent inter est in the mine I own 80 per cent of the mine myself and believe me I aim fo cash in Dugas said We may get knows Meanwhile each incoming mail brings to Dugas and his seven associates numerous stock and investment even proposals of marriage One of the latter received by Dugas from a pretty Texas blond 13 years old who would love to live with a miner and rough it Dugas said he planned to start actual ore crushing activities in about GO days when a specially built gold mill arrives from California His miners already have picked up scraps from the vein valued at several thou sand dollars Dugas said In the meantime Dugas guards stand by to see that no visitor gouges out any of the metal from the vein BOMBERS MISS DESTROYER IN RAID OVER SEA AntiAircraft Fire Trails Another Plane to Edge of London BULLETIN LONDON UR Air raid warnings were soundsd Monday night in southeastern England LONDON admiralty mnounced Monday night German urcraft had made an unsuccess ful bombing attack on a British destroyer in the North sea An unidentified airplane ear lier drew antiaircraft fire in flying over the outskirts of Lon don Essex and Southern Kent and German scouting activities extended to Ihe north of Scot land No air raid warnings were sounded though antiaircraft fire raile3 the plane which reached the edge of the British capital Flying over the southeast coast at a great height the plane was reeled by steady fire British chasers streamed in pur suit as the great craft sped east ward In one town on the coast crowds gathered in the street to watch the firing against the plane US EMBARGO AGAINST JAPS Political Reasons for Abrogation of Treaty Still Exist Is View By ANDRUE BERD1NG WASHINGTON 0The sands are running out on the Japanose American commercial hoaty and it is reliably predicted that when the trenty expires Jan 20 no new one will have been negotiated The way then will be open for congressional action on the resolution by Senators PHtman DNcr ana Schwcllenbach DWash to impose ari em bargo on the shipment of raw materials to Japan There has been no indication whether a majority of the senate and house would favor this proposal Any move toward opening ne gotiations for a new commercial treaty Washington officials say privately will have to come from Tokio No preliminary talks on the subject have taken place in either capital It is freely granted here that the trenty was abrogated by Secretary Hull not for commercial but for political reasons The political reasons still exist in the view of American diplomats Japan is still in China Amcri can interests there arc still be ing affected Japan lias not yet replied to the state department note of last Dec 31 rejecting the Japanese conception of a new oriler in East Asia Competent students far east ern affairs believe Japan would lilte Jo reach a modus Vivendi with the United States to take ef fect when the treaty expire A modus vivendi is a gentlemens agreement of temporary duration usually concerning some specific point V Italy adopted this procedure when negotiations for n new American commercial treaty to re place one nearly 70 years old struck a snag over signing the document in the name of Vittorio Emanuelc king of Italy and em peror of Ethiopia That might have implied American recogni tion of Italys conquest of Ethio pia The two countries negotiated a modus vivendi providing simply for the continuance of mostfav orcdnation treatment between them meaning that each would treat the other just as it did all nations But if a modus vivendi is ne gotiated with Japan it might pre elude imposing an embargo against her Japan might argue that under mostfavorednation treatment an embargo on raw materials could not be imposed against her unless it were imposed against all other nations at the fame time Several methods have been out lined recently in official quarters to bring economic pressure to bear upon Japan without laying the United States open to the charge of discrimination
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