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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa N c DA EDITEu AE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY kTHE BRIGHT SPOT A XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 302 BRITISH SHELL FRENCH DAKAR PORT Hull Deplores Japans March Into IndoChina TOKIO ACTS TO ESTABLISH NEW ORDER IN ASIA Skirmish on Northern Frontier Reported to Have Been Concluded BULLETIN HANOI French IndoChina fprces resumed an attack on French positions near Langson about 12 miles within French IndoChina Mon day afternqcm informed sources reported afler Japanese war planes had bombed the airfield there WASHINGTON Hull declared Monday that the status quoin IndoChina was be ing upset through duress and once again he voiced the disapproval of the United States He lead statement at his pressconference on the en trance of Japanese military forces into the French far eastern colony Events are transpiring so rapidly in the IndoChina situa tion that it is impossible to get a clear picture of the minute to minute developments Hull said It seems obvious however thai the status quo is being upset and that this is being achieved under duress The position of the United States in disapproval and in de precation ot such procedures had repeatedly beenslated Hull would not discuss what measures might be taken by the government as a result of this step in Japans south waid drive The possibility ol new American economic measures which would restrict Japan arose Monday as a result ofthe1 entry Japanese military forces jnto French Indo China these re strictions might take the form of tightened controls over exports of oil scrap iicn and matenals of which been a large pur chaser A complete embargo alrejdy is effective against exports of avia tion gasoline but other grades of oil and materials helpful to the Japanese war machine are sub ject only to an export licensing system Japanese Begin March to South TOKIO The Japanese army and navy described in au thoritative quarters as prepared to meet any uncalled for interven tion by third powers began a southward march of empire into Flench IndoChina Monday The attitude of the United States lovvaid the action appeared to be a question of paramount inteiest among oificial and semi official Japanese spokesmen with speculation ranging from the pos sibilities of militaiy intervention to a complete embargo on United States exports to Japan The action was described in army and navy quarters as a long stride toward a final settlement of the China war and establish ment of Jeans new order in East Asia An imperial headquarters com munique said IndoChina forces which had unlawfully resisted the occupation in a skirmish on the novthemfi0htier surrendered at 11 a m Monday 8 p m Sun C S The Uoops wcic disarmed and fighting ceased the communique said The occupation was ihe icstilt of an amicable undemanding reached with French Colonial offi cials ar Hanoi IndoChina capital rft 430 p m Sunday it an nounced fiespite some bkirmisbeV at Dong Dang on the northernfron tier when some Japanese Uoops began their entry in the darkness from the Chinese piovince of Kwangs Sunday night the ad vance ns declared to be proceed ing smoothly Admits Taking Child A man identified as Wilhehn Jakob Muhlenbroicli fright whom federal agents said admitted being the kidnaper A 3 year old Marc de Tristan Jr U shown at River Pine Cal shortly after he had been captured by who had gone deer hunting A note had been sent to the parents of the child asking ran som butBo cdfifatctwis made to collect the QUIZ ABDUCTOR OF BOY ABOUT OTHER CRIMES Federal Agents Hold Muhlenbroich at Undisclosed Point See Slory on Page 2 HILLSBOROUGH Cal Iff V i 1 h e 1 m Jakob Muhlenbroich sized in the quicklysolved de ristan kidnap case was held Monday for scrutiny of federal gents who sought to learn if he might have beeninvolved in the nsolved Mattson abduction in acoma Wash into the ossibility of an accomplice in the de Tristan case Muhlcnbroicb 40 was cap tured Sunday as he fled in a car with 3 year old Marc de Tristan Jr snatched from his home last Friday The baby was returned io his parents unharmed FBI men indicated they were comparing features and character sties of Muhlenbroich with the few facts known about the swarthy beaknosed man who in December 1937 abducted Charles Vlattson 10 of Tacoma and left he boys body nude and beaten na thicket in newly fallen snow Since that day officers havecon mxied an unrelenting search for the ladnapslayer Federal agents were holding Muhlenbroich in an undisclosed place while he was questioned There was no announcement ol resulTsT District Attorney Gilbert D Fenell of San Mateo county m which HiUsborough is located said no complaint had been drawn againstMuhlehbroich He said the FBI wouldretain custody of the prisoner Joy reigned in HiUsborough whose residents Sunday night turned out by the thousands to roar a Hollywood welcome as Count Marc de Tristan proudly bore his son up a long path to he waiting mother the chllfls curly head bobbing above the Jubilant thron Oiva note Cliidf of Police C M Hirschey said I think that more than one person was involved in this kid naping and I expect several sen sational revelations to be made when the trial opens And he added I dont want Muhlenbroichin my are too many trees close by The F B I said Muhlenbroich 40 has confessed kidnaping three year old Marc Friday striking the childs nurse to the street Sunday his confused flight ended in mountainous El Dorado county as two alert hunters braved his re volver to disarm and truss him Youth Held for Shooting at Motorists ELDOEA Hyberger 20 paroled inmate from the stafe training school here was m jail Monday a one mart blitz krieg against motorists and peace officers Hyberger according to Sheuff J E Davidsonof Hardm county hid beside a road about three miles fiom the HardinHampton county line Sunday and took pot shots atpassing motorists with a 22 caliber rifle which Sheiiff Davidson said he had stolen from the faim home of Elmer Wyfele near Badcliffe When peace officers tiipd to stop Hybergers fun he opened fire on them and wounded Leon Tjarks m the ear Earlier he had shot Kenneth Olson a passing motoiist in the neck Hyberger refused to tell au thorities what prompted him to open fire on tliij motorists He had been paroled to Wendell Wykle who farms of Rad cliffe about 10 days ago He had been an inmate of the training school for about two years sifter having been in a Nebraska iiiiti tutiou and Father Flanagans boys town near Omaha Sheriff Davidson said After 3 year old Marc de Tristan scion of wealth and nobility was rescued by two hunters from a German alien wlio had kidnaped him 48 hours before he was taken to River Fine Cal where he was befriendedby townsfolk For several hours he played on the floor of the village store He is shown here with Mrs Ann Breidenbach holding the child and Mrs J E South who helped keep a watch over him until federal agents arrived Plan Million Bunks in Air Raid Shelters LONDON the mount ing fury of the aerial siege on Britain Prime Minister Winston Churchills govferrihicnt announced plans for building 1000000 bunks in Londons subtcrancan well as the distribu tion of earplugslo all inhabitants of grciitcr Londan a 2 KILLED 11 HURT IN BLAST Second Explosion in Dover N J Area Within Fortnight Occurs DOVER NJ per sons were killed and It injured Monday in an explosion at the United States armys Picatinny arsenal It Was the second fatal muni tions blast In the Dover area within a fortnight the explosion of a smokeless powder line at the Kcnvil plant of the Hercules Powdercompany September 12 having Uken 50 lives Those killed at Picatinny were Klias liiiwronce ID ot route 6 Rockaway and JohnE Goodwin 26 of Towaco Ccrl A S public icln tioris oflJccra I the arsenal aid the explosion occurred as employes weie taking apart fuses of World wir shells a dangerous job at best They weie in a building about SI by 30 feet m size and set apart for this opeiMtion Each employe WrfK piotccted by screens which apparently pievcnted ieiious m jury to any o the six leportcd huit Buyers said he thought there were only 13 persons in the struc ture The blast caused some dam age in one end of the building Buyers said if Officers said the fuses were French ones which contained a much heavier charge of fulmi nate than do American fuses They were HtHc larger than a lead pencil however A military board began an im mediate investigation to deter mine the cause of the blast Colone Buyers said it apparently octurrec when fulminate of mercury usec in the fuses let go The opciitioii wostiv vccijvci the parts of the fuscs wluch would their be loaded with frctl explosives and used iigiiin Immigration Inspector E C Benson ot Oakland said the darktklnned abductor a sea man was arrested far illegal entry In 1935 but his records did not show whether he had been deported The F B I learned he had entered from Canada under the German quota 10 years later Chief Hirschey said he had asked the FB I when it fin shed with Muhlenbroich lo turn nim over to San Francisco police for subsequent transfer to San Mateo county State and county authorities agieed it was a matter for state not federal piosecution The minimum penalty upon conviction would be life impris onment under Californias Little Lindbergh law Sundays hero a hardfisted modest 220pound hawinlll owner named Cecil Wetzel temporarily dropped from view after deliver ing the handsome boy and his sul len kidnaper to federal men at River Pine a village of 50 souls The child had not a mark or bruise the De Tristan family physician said yet it was learned ho had been perilously close to death in the wild ride of the stolen car ONE DEAD 11 HURT IN CRASH 3 of InjuredPersons Reported in Critical cssdiitear AfosMishap PRESTON child is dead three more are reported dy ing in City Memorial hospital Ma quoketa and eight other persons are receiving treatment in the same hospital as of a high way accident Sunday night one mile west of Preston on route 64 Frank Heiav 10 of Sprague ville was the victim of the rath dying shortly aftci midnight The child was riding in i car dmen by his father Joseph Heidi of Spraguevillc The Hciar car was btruck in the lear by a maLhme opeiated by Bernard Diiscoll ot Preston TEARS TOLL BOOSTED TO IN IOWA DES MOINES per sons weie killed last week on losva highways boosting the years toll to 354 as compared with 369 over the corresponding period of 1939 At least six others were killed in a violent manner off highways Included among those was the 44th drowning in the state Barbara Smyth 11 year old Mount Vernon Iowa child sank in the Maquo keta nver Saturday Her body was found in 25feet of water Snt urday night Four perioiij vtcie filially in lined in tiaffic jecidcivU Fimk BcUIe 29 yeai old Lily cdnor of the Des Moine Tiibunc was killed here when the car he Was drmng iraahed into a tree Staack of Dunkeiton and James Nickhols of Independence were killed near Tatna They struck by a semitrailer truck while crossing the road Dean Hall 2 year old Cresco Iowa boy died of injuries received when he was rUn over near his 2 VOLUMES OF RULES IN DRAFT GO INTO EFFECT Roosevelt Asks 48 Governors to Organize Conscription Systems HYDE PARK N Y dent Roosevelt ordered into effect Monday two volumes of rules and regulations for the operation of the nations first peacetime con bcription machinery if That action followed his re quest to the 48 governors to or ganize the draft system In their respeotive states and to recom mend to him immediately per sons to be named stale directors of selective service and mem bers of local classification and selection boards The book of instructions foi running Hie draft machine weie incorporated in a 61page execu tive older winch the presiden signed as soon asit arrived from Washington Monday morning Prepared by the justice depart ment a special committee of si named by Mr Roosevelt to to ordmatc conscription plans am Lieut Col Lewis B Hershey wa derailment draft expert the orde contained voluminous details The order said the purpose o selective service was to obtain ai orderly just and democrat method whereby the militar manpower of the United State Jnay be made available lor train ing and service in ihe naval forces of the United State as provided by the congress wit the least possible disruption of th lefugee Ship Is Sunk Is jry of English LONDON sinking of British refugee ship with a toll t 293 persons 83 of them children nroute to Canada stuimed Bri ons Monday and brought hcad ne of murder in the London ress The government waited until Monday to announce the tragedy f almost a week ago to give wel aie workers opportunity to no ily Ihe in Lon on Liverpool and Middlesex af er exhausted survivors were wrought to a northern port of Eng and The ship her name undis closed as torpedoed 600 miles west of England and sank in a stormy sea within 20 minutes after she was attacked at 10 p m last Tuesday the announce ment said Of 406 men women and cliild aboard only 113 were brought back alive by a warship which reached the scene at dawn The stories of heroism and horror hey told indicated many perished n the tremendous explosion which lipped the ship Scores more were swept from wavetossed lifeboats or died ofinjuries and exposure in the night of cold and sleet Whole boatloads sank while middled children piped the bois terous Roll Out the Barrel One boy comf oiled a dying milbe long before icscue with the words I can see boats nurse It wont be long The captain went down with his ship shouting to the childicn to take care of yourselves if if The government said the children from five to 15 years old were Ihe first lost in child refugee removals that have taken 3009 others to safety An other evacuee ship was reported torpedoed August but all 320 children aboard were Ribbentrop Gives Report to Hitler on Arriving in Berlin BERLIN Minister Joachim Ribbentrop icturncd Monday night from iis Rome con ference with Premier ol itily and went immedintcly to make a personalreport to Adolt Hitler BRITISH SURE IN JUST CAUSE LONDON The BiHlsh people entered the war fully cog nizant of the formidable forces against them but confident that their cause was just King George VI told his empne m a bioadcast Monday uunics of huabiun arc massed across the channel1 the king declared the air Ueets of the enemy launch their attack day and night against our citie stand in the front line to champion thoseliberties and tra ditions that are our heritage The king instituted a new order for British men and women ci vilians in all walks of life rank ing next to the Victoria cross The new award for gallantry will be known as the George cross while a second mcdalj for wider distribution willbe known as the George medal We have behind tlio good will ofall who love freedom the moniu di dcclnrcd Our friends in tlip Americas liivc u this in iruxny notthe Icnst by their Rifts for the relief of buCitriug in lliis war social and economic life of the na tion The elements of ser viceas outlined in theorder will operatein this manner V f V Registration be handled by local machineries or other designated agencies Local to each area of ap proximately 30000 With three or more members appointed by the president will classify registrants In each legislation area an ad visory boaid for registrants will advise and assist in filling but questionnaiies and making ap peals while a medical advisory board made up of specialists will help determine doubtful cases of physical condition Governors must divide their states intoboards ofappeal areas which will embrace no more than 70000 registrants under the first registartlon The appeal boards Will review decisions of local boards on classification when ap peal is made Thciv decisions will bo final unless Ihe president modi fies or icveraes their ruling Mi Roosevelt alieady lias dep ilated Oct 16 as registration chiy for men who are at least 21 and have not yet reached 36 From the fust group Of registrants 40000 men will be chosen for a year military training Dealing entirely with registra tion the second volume of the rules and are to the language of the conscription act on rcgiatra tiori requirements The Weather FORECAST fQWArMostlycloudy occa sional light rain Monday nleht Tuesday partly cloudy occasion al showers north and extreme west portion cooler northwest Tuesday MINNESOTA Consider able cloudiness Monday night and Tuesday scattered showers east and extreme south portion Monday night and In northeast Tuesday cooler Monday night and in south portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sonday 79 Minimum Sunday night 61 At S a m Monday 64 Rain 13 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 55 The figuies for Sunday Maximum Saturday 85 Minimum In night 61 At 8 a m Sunday 66 rrccipltalion 101 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 MiliimuiYi 45 The government announcement d not identify the submarine in astTuesdays war episode Gcof Shapespeare chairman of he childrens overseas reception oard called the tragedy another xample of the barbarous methods ssociatcd with nazi Germany The London press laid the blame n the nazis Under an editorial eading of Murder the labprite aily Herald declared Hitler limself directly fully and per onally beais the guilt Let us vrite that in our hearts and lever forget it The Times called the sinking criminal and added The Ger man way of warfare knows no restraint of conscience The government announcement aid tragic circumstances the violence of the explosion the torm and the careful precautions taken for the childrens safely The survivors 13 children 18 women and 82 the lat ter including members of the crew that had numbered 231 were exhausted and drenched when taken aboard the British warship but In good spirits by Hie tltnr they returned to Eng land last Friday They told ot static honor suf fering shock and heroism espe cially on the part of the children whose behavior was described as magnificent Miss E M Day chief escort of the children told this story I was in my cabin when 1 heard an explosion I dashed to the childrens quarters and found them still asleep Each child had a lifebelt An officer shouted to the children to hurry on deck and We started with the children be having magnificently We clambered into 1 lifeboat but it had shipped much water and its rudder was gone x x x We saw many other small boaK The cbitdien weie singing Roll Out the Ban el As they came to the part that goes Well have a barrel ot fun the ship sank Miss Day fold of a night of ter ror in the darkness after the ship went downof cold and sleet and VICHY CABINET PLEDGES REPLY WILL BE FORCE Baudouin Later States Attack Not Cause to Declare War on British By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Great Britain and France verged on open warfare Mon day night is the British fleet began shelling Dakar French West African port and the French cabinet in Vichy de clared that France would re ply to force with force Latei Frances foreign minister Paul Baudouin de clared tlie British attack was not a casus belli cause of war and said France would rot declare war oft Britain But he added Wounded as she may be France still is capable of defending herself and re plying blow for blow The Biilibh govcinment an nounced that General Charles de Gaulle leader of Frenchmen who had pledged themselves to carry on the fight against Germany ar rived at Dakar with a free French armed force accompanied by a British foice Anofficial announcementfiorn Vichy said that General de Gaulle was aboafci the British flagship and personally ordered the gover nor general of French West Africa to surrender When the demand met a blunt icfusai the British opened fire The London ministry of infor mation said tbe free French force accompanied by a British force met resistance mil that the situation as yet is not fully clear Only a few weeks ago Gen da Gaulle publicly desciibed another British naval attack on the French fleet at O is a particularly water up to oui hips1 in a hfe bont Gray dav n disclosed 12 life boats left It Was then she said that we could what had happened In our boat there was only one child two escorts a stewardess and tsvo sailors left alive cruel episode adding however Our enemies would have used the ships cither against Britain or against the French emptie It 15 better they should have been des troyed Six Kiciuli warships UUCP cruiseii and three destroyeis which recently ai rived at Dakar from the apparently the targets of the British attack MONSTER BOMBER1 REPORTED IN RAID Germany hulled a new type ol bomber against Eng land Monday while King George VI in a bioadcast to his empire declared that the armies ot in vasion are massed across the channel and we stand m the fiont line to champion those libei ties and tiaditions that are OKI heritage The king icfcrred to our friends m Arriei ici thanking them for then good will and tlieir Rifts for the icliet ot suf feiing in this Even as he noke home hound London crftwds ducked into airraid shelters as sirens nailed for ihe capitals Ihlrd alarm since dawn Nazi quarters in Berlin ed tremendous fires were rag ing in the heart of great they were visible from the French coast some 90 miles dis tant One hundred and fifty Geiman wavplanes bombed Piccadilly Civ cu the Regent Park district anrt tluppmg docks along the Thames mer the Germans lepoited striking with mil stienglli London said the laideis intro duced a huge new tour engmed bomber o big that Messei schmitl fighters appeared like dots around it The scieam of auraid sirens went if by coincidence just as King George declared that battle now is at our very doois A big flight of German planes was jeported directly over London flying through heavy clouds Dies In Car Crash HACKENSACK Minn John Sullivan 30 Cass Lake In dian iva killed Sunday when theautomobile in which hewas riding crashed into another ma chine The car in which Sullivan was riding with two other Indians shuck a machine driven by W A Cordingley DCS Moines Iowa Coidingley nnd his wife cscaiied serious injury Cashed Pension Checks Sent to Dead Father BEMIDJl Mmn Wiljett a Hubbnid county farm worker was held Monday on a charge of forging old age assist ance checks1 Welfare authorities linificd Willctt had been cashing checks made nut to his fathei William Willclt who died in Michigan en ly yeai The dcMlh yinot icporlcdto authorities
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