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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             u J t r 11 c i n H1ST A T OEPT OF IOWA COUP DCS UOINES IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THI NEWSPAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHKJRS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS VULi LEASED MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SfOT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 1 1940 VSSS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 256 BLAME GREW IN CRASH KILLING 43 Reds Claim Relations With Nazis Improved PREDICTUSTO PROVIDE AID TO GREAT BRITAIN Molotov Protests Embargo on Gold of Seized Countries MOSCOW Com missar Vyacheslav Molotov told the Russian parliament Thursday that soviet Russia is not taking part in the war and predicted its early intensification with Eng land assisted by the United on the one hand fighting Germany and Italy on the other Recent events including eol lapse of France had only served 6 improve Russias relations with Germany Molotov declared in a four months review of for eign relations while saying bet ter understanding with England could hardly be expected in view of past antisoviet mani festations on the part of the British government Turning to the United States Molotov said I will not dwell on our relations with the United States of America if only ieason thatthere JiWe have learned fhatiihereare certain people in the who are not pleased with the suc cesses of our foreign policy in the Baltic countries But wemust con fess we are little concerned over this fact inasmuch as we cope with our tasks without the as sistance of these displeased gen tlemen However the fact that the authorities in the United States unlawfully placed an embargo on the gold which our state bank recently purchased from the banks of Lithuania Latvia and Estonia meets with the most cn crgtic protest on our part V S In this case we can only rcminc both the government of the United States and the governmen of Great Britain which adoptee the same procedure of these re sponsibility for these illegal Warning that the status of Fin land in the Soviets good graces i entirely up to Finland Molotov said certain circles there must dis continue their antisoviet tenden cies or there would be a deteriora lion of relations Britain he said is trying tn scare Russia with the pros pect of a clash with Germany but he declared this was im possible 3 Declaring an understanding tuK with Italy also was possible and Ernest Lundcen FL that Russian policy also aimed at closer connections will Japan Molotov said relation with Germany wholly remain as laid down in agreement the sovietGerma the nonaggression pact which was signed last Aug U S Detains 81 Foreign Agents in Canal Zone WASHINGTON UP of War Henry L Stimson announced Thursday that 81 foreign agents have been detained in the Panama canal zone for illegal entry and are being held for deportation DRArTPLANSTO REGISTER MEN 7 Staff Officers of Iowa National Guard Wont Go to Ripley DES MOINES to begin a detailed drafting plans for registration of some 260000 Iowa young men lor possible mil itary service were received Thurs day by seven staff officers of the Iowa national guard Previously the officers had been ordered to take their stations with the Iowa guard Hipley nn 5QOC jfcin 40000 other man Stivers OUiccisrempKasizeqlr that the change in plans was n precau tionary measure so that Iowa wil be ready to put the selective serv ice act into operation the momen it became law Col Ralph Lancaster Iowa as sistant adjutmt general said that beginning Sunday the officers would proceed to draft final plans for the setting up of registration boards medical examining boards service classification boards ap peal boards and hundreds of othct details Much of the officers work wil be concerned with planning quan tities of materials as registration forms paper stock report forms a state vegislratioi headquarters and other items In addition to Lancaster staft officers who will participate in next weeks planning are Lieut Col Frank B Hallagan Lieut Col Winfred H Bailey Capt Frank Miles and Capt Howard Claric Jr all of Des Moines Lieut Co Robert L Fulton o Webster City and Maj Oliver li Bennett of Mapleton ust This agreement he said strictly observed by our govern ment removed the possibility of friction in sovietGerman rela tions when soviet measures were carried out along our western frontier and at the same time it hns assured Germany a calm feel ing of security in the cast Molotov said relations with Ihc free Chinese republic are the best and there are certain signs that Japan now wants to improve relations Such improvement is possible but much is not clear in the new Japanese cabinets for eign policy Turning to successful solu tion of problems of foreign pol icy which lie said had brought about considerable expansion of our territory and multiplied the forces of the soviet Molotov hailed Rumanias ces sion of Bessarabia and northern Bucovina jf As i result the frontiers of Ihc soviet have shifted to the i vest an vcached the Danube Yliicii next to the Volga is the rive in Europe nnci one Vjho ttnporiant commonmi tes foa number of Kuropeanl nriei MoYliv said atiori should I LUNDEEN CALLS FOR 3RD PARTY WASHINGTON UP Senatoi Irncst Lundcen FL Minn Thursday called for a third part convention to meet in Chicag and draw up a platform opposn the interventionist policy of Hi two major parties Both party conventions Lun deen said in a formal statement have nominated candidates advocate aiding Great Britain tu the limit of our capacity and plac ing at that nations disposal al American resources to the end tha the Britih war empire may win til in i jaid le normn chani The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy scattered Ihundershowcrs Thursday night and northeast Friday morning slightly warmer northeast MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scattered t h u n d c r s h o c r s Thursday nislit and northeast and extreme cast Friday morn ins warmer northeast cooler nortbirest Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 81 Minimum Wednesday nijrht 66 Al S a m Thursday 66 Rain 24 inches Noun Iowa received a hcav drenching Wednesday night Rain fall ihc prast 24 hours measurec 2ir inches at the KGLO transmit tcstnlion and 268 at the Amcri CUD Crystal Sugar companv YEAR AGO Aiasimum 4 Minimum 64 JAPANESE PLAN NEW ORDER IN EASTERN ASIA Totalitarianism Policy Announced by Konoye for Entirely New State TOKIO government of Premier Prince Fumimaro Conoye announced Thursday a Jan for a brand new Japanese state based on a sweeping totali arianism at home and dedicated o an independent foreign policy which would extend Japans dom nation southward over French indpChina and the Dutch East Indies In a statement of policy the lovcrmnent outlined a strongly centralizedand unified state de signed for creation of a new order forgreater East Asia with the yen and her conti nental satellites whose currencies are based on the the foundation The statement failed to take Japan any closer to the Rome Berlin axis despite the totali tarianism at home It pulled Japan away from the other west ern powers however and called for an extensive program foreign Minister Yosuke Mat suoka said in an interview tha Japan had discarded the policy o trying to win the friendship o recalcitrant nations As for the European war he said Japan for the present would maintain a policy of noninvolvement We strive to make whatever friends can under the prevail ing environment he said bu henceforth we will not make a vain effort to grasp the hands ol those countries which cannot be turned into friends The governments statemen coined the phrase greater East Asia in naming the sphere Japan aims to i had been simply East Asia meaning Japan Manchoukuo and the occupied sections of China LIBRlYVOfE VERY LIGHT 192 Votes Cast at 2 OCIock Compared With 1437 June 3 Only 192 votes bad been cast a 2 oclock Thursday afternoon h the special election to decide whether the school district shal pay the city 525000 for the old li brary property The 2 oclock vote in the pri mary election June 3 was 1437 Library Voting Results on Air Returns of the election on the library purchase proposition in Mason City will be announced over KGLO on the regular newscasts Thursday at 8 and 10 p m light compared with the 351 votes cast in the 193C primary Polk remain open until 7 p ni The polling places arc located as iollows First ward school ad ministration building second ward courthouse third ward Lapmers garage fourth ward Central Auto Electric company The vote at 2 oclock by wards wards WARD THURS JUNE 3 First 43 318 Second 17 445 Third 53 367 Fourth 27 307 TOTAL192 1437 Windsors Sail for New York on Board U S Liner Excalibur LISBON Portugal S S Excalibur sailed Thursday night for York carrying the duke and duchess of Windsoi cnroutc li the dukes new post as governor of the Bahamas The American ship sailed at p in and is due in New York Aug 9 First Pictures of Railroad Disaster Near Akron Fortythree persons were killed near Akron Ohio when a donbleengined freight tram and a gasolinepowered railroad coach collided headon on the railroad Most of the dead were burned to death when the gasoline fuel of the shuttlecoach hurst into names after the impact Shown here is a view of the wreckanewith the Mse of the locomotive buried deep in the coach Enveloped VictimsTold By WESLEY J PAYNE As Told o the United Press CUYAHOGA FALLS Oliio UP was returning from a business trip going toward Akron when I noticed the flasher signals going and stopped about 10 feet from the track The Doodlebug was comins rifrht alone at what I judce to be about 50 to 60 miles an hour No whistles were blowing nor do I recall a screech of brakes as though an attempt to stop mighthare been made I didnt see the freight train at all The Doodlebug whizzed by and since it was a single track I naturally put my 35 sedan in gear und started to cross immediately I dontknow what made me do it but I jammed my foot down on the gas and the car jumped forward a little and then stalled It ivas right next to the track Then in a split second I thought I was dreaming and in another world There was a terrific crash about a hundred feet to my left and the next thing I kneuthe coach ivas coming right back past me Just at it was in front of me a rain of flame flew all around me and thecoach was with fire The flames covered an area about 75 feet on each side of the track My car was envel oped A terrific explosion sounded si multaneously and then the double header freight with its first 10 or 12 of em on ground to a stop about 200 feet to my right The Doodlebug appeared like a crushed matchbox and all mis seemed like ages but 1 now real ize it didnt take over three sec onds Then in front of me I saw a gasoline tank of the freight fire was all around it I jumped out of my car and by this time a few people came screaming out of nearby stores and houses There were people lyinir on the ground tut suddenly I felt that terrific heat and remem bered the tank car I was afraid it was goinj to explode so I just left the car where it was and ivent over the hilt so to speak But that hill was a ravine ten feet deep and there were rocks ii the bottom The next thingI re ine bottom The next thingI re member was a lady tying a cloth Flimlnafp Trarf around a gash in my left leg dHminaie I taCC ij JUJ JUtl ltS which was bleeding badly Some of C WkprP WnvM one took me to St Thomas hosol neie TV DUG War Paci Was Signed BERUN laborers ROBERS STATE ENGINEMANHAD GNOe ORDER Motor Coacb Smashes Headon Into Freight Fiery Death Tollowi AKRON Ohio PennsyU ania railroad official Thursday lamed an inexplicable mental on the part of an engine of the crew for a headon rash between his gasolineelectric ailroad coach and a doubleheadcr reight train in which 43 persons met fiery death Tlie shuttle service car and a 73 car freight train collided Wednesdajnifht at nearby CuyahnjraFalls As gasolinefed flames enveloped the steer car instantly converting it into z virtual furnace two members nf the coachs crew and a dead heading trainman leaped tn safety All other occupants per ished including five children f F W Krick division superin endent testified at a coroners in ciuest that Engineman Thomas L Vlurtough 48 on the run since 1923 and Conductor Harry Shaler disobeyed orders to switch to a siding and clear the way for the twoengine freight Murtough went well beyond the limit of his block into the block ot the freight train Krick testi fied Coroner R E Amos asked the witness if he could offer ail ex planation for the enginemans fail ure to heed the orders It iustseems to be one ml those inexplicable mental lapses thai will sometimes happen to even themost efficient and cx pcricncefl employes Krick re plied Murtoughs serious condition prevented questioning L M Wolcott the roads Clove land trainmaster declared The crew of the Doodlebug the gasoline coach and the crews of the freight train had orders to meet at Silver Lake one mile north of the scene and wait for the freight to pass Murtough should have taken his train on to the siding there For some reason he did not go on to the siding J F Allenspaugh Akron yard master said his investigation also showed the Doodlebugs crew was at fault St After 1 preliminary investi sation E Smith vice presi dent of tlie railroad expressed a similar view and said tho coachs crew also disregarded a nsid rule in failing to ob tain permission from the block operator at Hudson before con tinuing on the main track In n slatement at Pittsburgh he added With Engineman Murtough and Conductor Harry Shafer of the motor car badly injured in Akron hospitals and with Baggagemas Icr Charles Bilderback dead it is impossible to determine now why these orders were disobeyed The freight train northbound from Columbus Ohio telescoped the fore end of the 122000pound conch and shoved it back in its wake for 200 yards Flames spurt ed from the windows as its 230 gallon gasoline tanks exploded Firemen poured water into the coach Then they and volunteers went about the sickening two hour task of removing bodies many so burned that identifica tion was difficult Coroner 15 E Amos seeking to clear up the identification said the passengers didnt havr a chance in the uorld to escape Eyewitnesses related that flames enveloped the coach sci fast that none of tile passengers could escape One man standing nearby said he heard no screams Officials estimated eight of the were railroad employes deadheading home after con cluding their runs Most of the passenger victims were resident of the Akron district although tlie conch which shuttled the 12 miles from Hudson Ohio to Akron had picked up passengers at Hudson from the Pennsylvanias Cleve landPittsburgh inc Kngincev O M Lodge of Co lumbus Ohio on the lead loco i n TVMI j motive snid several r evsons i had signal to go ahead at SSTStt by German Bomber signed as c rAr he LONDON persons French and German nesotiato were kllccl Thmxly when a Smvn H was no 2c Death stared these men in the face as they invaded the flamescared wreckage of tlie gasoline powered coach which collided headon with the freight train Their faces ucrc grim as tlicy sought amid smoke and steam to extricate charred bodies tributcd to theaters Thursday showed workmen blowing up slabs one took me to St Thomas hos Pitnl where i was treated and xrayed n1 spcnt lr months in the BERLIN lat world war in the battle nf St MiI have eliminated completely anv agreed unon ihc ii clouds 1 mc ouln hc and the Argonnc and today trace orthc spot in the Compete j wlid the 340 cd i iciest Ihc wm nr1 nrmiOirn r v V ncci mi lace I Tlic car in which terms were German bomber fiived throusli When the crash came burn the worst five minutes of damage and death Ive ever seen e ermanrenc foiest where he war ar armistice was Ii has been i was sgncd Ncwsvccls brought to Berlin loivn of southeastern v uiiiii iiij irttt biiKliOid i jumped back and went over the i j i 111 ij uu r ollU WCIH OvCl Iires were tin ted by bombs i coal car to escape the flames   

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