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   Oelwein Daily Register (Newspaper) - February 7, 1940, Oelwein, Iowa                             Hckl la iy tan Daih L Full Leased Wire Report of TODAYS Important Events of the World by Automatic Printer Service VOL 83 THE OELWEIN DAILY REGISTER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7 1940 15 CENTS THE JAPAN MAY TELL AMERICANS GET OUT OF CHIN AMERICANS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE CHINA Foreien Minister At Tokyo Says This Question Is Under Consideration By H O THOMPSON United Press Staff Correspondent Tokyo Feb tions that all Americans withdraw from China are of such grave im portance that a definite decision regarding them cannot be reached immediately Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita said in parliament today Arita was asked whether it was the intention of the government to advise the United States that all American residents should withdraw from China That is a grave question Auita answered I cannot reply at present Premier Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai also discussed United States requests for guarantees of the se curity of American nationals in China Yonai said that he had no de sire to interpret the American re quest for a security guarantee for American nationals in China with il feeling but he said that Japan would have to reconsider the status of Americans in China if the United States continued pressure Defeat Move To Close Embassy Washington Feb The house today defeated a pro posal to close the U S embassy in Moscow in the initial test on a series of proposals to end dip lomatic relations with the Soviet After fiery debate the house rejected 108 to 105 an amend ment to the state department ap propriation which would have stricken the Moscow embassy from the list for which the funds could be used The motion was made by Rep John McCormack D Mass McCormack had planned to of fer other amendments striking out the annual salary of Ambassador Laurence A Stein hardt now stationed in Moscow PELLEY CONFERS WITH MEMBERS DIES COMMITTEE THE NEW POWDER KEG OF EUROPE f i Committee Members Refuse To Divulfe Subject Of Confer ence With Leader Silver Shirts against Japanese China activities in Tokyo Feb Mitsumasa Yonai premier told parliament today If the United States does not try to understand the true intentions of Japan and attempts to exert more pressure we are prepared to take a firm attitude Tado Matsumoto questioning Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita in the lower house said that a speech which American Ambassa dor Joseph Clark Grew deliver I ed before the recent expiration of I the Japanese trade treaty insulted Japan because it implied that the United States was consersant but Japan was not conversant with the situation in China Continued on Page Eight OELWEIN JOBLESS BEEN PAID Des Moines la Feb UP totalling were paid to jobless lowans during January by the Iowa Unemploy ment Compensation commission Payments for the year 1939 to talled Payments through the Des Moines office in January totalled to lead other cities in the state Sioux City was second with Mason City third with Cedar Rapids fourth with and Davenport fifth with Benefits paid since the compen sation law went into effect total Washington Feb UP Acting chairman Joe Starnes D Ala of the Dies commiltee today held a long private conference with William Dudley Pelley lead er of the Silver Shirts Rep Noah M Mason R in another Dies committee member sat in on the session held private ly in the office of chairman Mar tin Dies who is ill at his Orange Tex home Other members of the com mittee said they had no informa tion cn the meeting Starnes announced that the committee would meet p m today to hear Pelley in open session He said he then would is sue a statement so clear so practical and so explicit nobody can misunderstand it He and Mason declined to be iptttotograpjhedi with Pelley after the secret conference and Star nes would make no statement on it saying I have nothing to say While Starnes met newspaper men Pelley paced Dies inner of fice smiling and puffing on his pipe Starnes said that conferences GARNER AGAIN BROKE TIE VOTE Voted For Amendment On Appro priation Bill To Break 34 To 34 Senate Vote By RONALD G VAN TINE United Press Staff Correspondent Washington Feb Vice President John N Garner explaining the first vote he has cast in the senate in nearly six years told friends today that whenever there is an opportunity he will support any move to trim government appropriations Garner broke a 34 to 34 tie in the senate yesterday on an amendj with wTtaesses had ment to the independent offices appropriation bill to cut from the Civil Aeronautics Auth ority He voted for the amend ment and later told senators When it comes to a vote to re duce appropriations I vote aye When it comes to a vote to in crease appropriations I vote no The vote immediately was in terpreted here as a vote against the president In presenting his budget for 1941 Mr Roosevelt de scribed it as bedrock and since then has warned congress that he couW not assume responsibility for results if it cuts appropria tions under his recommendations Both the house and the senate have disregarded that warning however Continued on Page Eight TELEPHONE WAR IN JEFFERSON Practically All Business Houses in Jefferson Iowa Remove Telephones Des Moines la Feb of incorporation for the Green county cooperative telephone company were filed to day with the secretary of state All time payments through the The company was organized to discussed in advance Pelley appeared dramatically yesterday to testify he had no connection with letters which purported to connect him with Dies and which had been employ ed by Rep Frank Hook D Mich an attack on the Dies commit tee chairman Prior to yesterday Continued on Page Eight MORE JURORS IN OR DAZEY TRIAL One Juror Became III And Two Alternates Had Not Been Chosen SERIOUS ABOUT THIRD MARRIAGE Novelist Ludwi Lewisohn Takes Third Wife Despite Common Wifes Plea various city offices include DCS Moines Sioux City Fort Dodge combat the Jefferson Telephone Companys recent action in plac ing a five cent toll charge on calls 358 Mason City from Jefferson to other tcrloo Oelwein Dubuque Council Bluffs Shcnandoah Boonc Marsluilltown Ames Cedar Rapids Davenport Clinton Mus catinc Oskaloosa 532 Burlington Fair field Fort Madison Kcokuk January payments through the points in Greene county Virtually every business house in Jefferson has removed its telcr phone in protest against the toll charge Officers of the new company were listed as Dclmar Van Horn president Fred Farquhar vice president W M LeGoro secre tary and L J Minnihan treas urer They with Ora M Hall and O W Harris will constitute the various offices include i board of directors Fort Dodge Waterloo The articles of incorporation Oclwcin Dubuque provide that all voting stock hol Shcnandoah Mar shalltown Ames Clinton Oskaloosa Burlington Fair field Fort Mad ison Kcokuk Boonc Council Bluffs ders of the Greene county coop erative telephone company must cither be engaged actively in ag riculture or be dependcnt upori agriculture for their incomes The Jefferson Telephone comp Continued on Page Eight Did Mark Twain Desert Confederacy New Cork Feb One day in St Louis a fellow Joseph B Shannons assertion in Misnifsinni river pilot like Twain congress the other day that Mark b the war suggested Twain deserted the confederate TnacSy army under fire was all nonTwain agreed Mrs Webster said sense according to the humorAlthough they were just boys ists only living niece Mrs Anna and did not she believes take M Webster any formal oath of loyalty to the Shannon D Mo made his re rorfcdcracy Twain was made a mark during debate on a Mark lieutenant Twain commemorative It He had three weeks of camp most unfair Mrs Webster ljfn which gave him time to think rhc said and he decided defending Uncle he coudnt fight either side Los Angeles Feb Trial of Dr George K Dazey 41 socially prominent physician charged with the perfect crime murder of his pretty wife re turned today to selection of a jury A technicality was raised yes terday when one of the jurors was stricken ill before the two alternates had been sworn in By prosecution and defense agree ment the alternates and the ill juror were excused and venire men were recalled for further qustioning and selection of re placements Deputy District Attorneys Hugh Mclssac and Joseph W Carr said they planned ot refute the de fenses suicide contention by in troducing witnesses to testify that Mrs Dazey was in jovial mood the day of her death Her thinlyclad body was found in the family garage five years Continued on Page Eight Indicts Members Christian Front DEWEY STARTS CAMPAIGN TOUR Leaves Tonight To Campaign In Pacific Northwest For Pres idential Nomination New York Feb UP Ludwig Lewisohn 58yearold novelist said today that he felt seriously married for the first time in his life even though his wedding to Edna Manley 31 at Baltimore yesterday was inter rupted three hours by the appear ance of his former commonlaw wife and their sixyearold son I feel that this is my first mar riage he said The first time I was kidnaped when he was 23 he married Mary Arnold Crocker 42 and the second time I was charmed by youth and music a reference to his unwedded life with Thelma I Bowman Spear who tried to stop the wedding yesterday This is a moral triumph because for the first time I was able to make a choice of my own Miss Spear followed Lewisohn and his bride back to New York but she left her lawyer Bernard H Sandier in Baltimore confer ring with officials on the possibil ity of filing bigamy charges since Maryland recognizes commonlaw marriages The ceremony in Dr Edward L Israels study in Baltimores Har Sinai Temple was almost over when Miss Spear dashed in with the child shouting I have been his wife his muse and his soul The wedding must not take place She and Lewisohn had lived to gether 16 years and she was rec ognized in Whos Who in Amcr Continucd on Page Eight TO ZERO LAST NIGHT New Fork Feb A federal grand jury today indicted 17 Brooklyn members of the Christian front on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States IOWA DEATHS IN THREE ACCIDENTS Estherville la Feb Tripp 25 a farm hand died today from injuries suffered when lie was struck by an automobile driven by L L Bofjgess Emmett coiznty engi neer The accident occurred yesterday s Samuel So he went to Keokuk la Mrs Webster said his where a brother had a printing were divided that shop ilthough his people were south He was never as Shannon said h devoted to the in any battle Mrs Websteras erners he was north jscrted Newton la Feb Wcrd was received here today of the death of Mrs Fay Gustafson wife of Dr H R Gustafson New ten dentist She was killed in an automobile accident near Harlingen Tex last night Her husband was uninjured but a companionv Virgil Painter Newton suffered a skull frac ture The three with Mrs Pain ter were enroute to Mexico Charles City la Feb suffered in an automo bile accident last Saturday were fatal today to Mrs William Bubb 57 Charles City New York Feb trict attorney Thomas E Dewey leaves tonight to campaign in the Pacific northwest for the repub lican presidential nomination The high point of his swing across the country will be at Portland Ore where he speaks in the civic auditorium Monday night He will be accompanied by William S Murray New York state republican chairman and they plan conferences with par ty leaders at all stops west ef Chi cago They will return Feb 19 Dewey interrupted his depart ure plans to challenge the state ment of President Roosevelt at Hyde Park Monday that the total debt of federal state and local governments was no higher now than in 1932 Dewey said Mr Roosevelt had made an extraor dinary error of From 1932 to 1939 state and local debt fell from 000 to Deweys statement said The total decline was Meanwhile the direct debt of the federal govern ment alone increased about 000000000 He said that while private debts had fallen since 1932 the grand total of govern ment and private debt advanced from to 000000 an increase in all debt of The president may gel some comfort from a comparison of the figures for employment wages farm incomes and dividends paid since the law point of the depres THE RED ARMY CONTINUES TO LOSE HEAVILY Finns Repulse A Fourth Attack From The Russians Along Mannerheim Line WEBB MILLER United Press Staff Correspondent Helsinki Feb An official communique today said that four violent red army at tacks on the Suma sector of the Mannerheim line had been re pulsed by the Finns and that the Russians suffered heavy losses The communique also said that Russian ski battalions were dis persed northeast of Lake Ladoga and that a total of 1800 Russians had been killed in fighting there and in the Kuhmo sector on the south central front About 300 Russian troops were tilled in the fighting northeast of Lake Ladoga the communique said in reference to the import ant sector where the 18th Russian division recency had been re ported desperately tryingto break through Fkinish lines to avoid is olation from its base Another 1500 are dead in fighting on the Kuhmo front north of the lake according to the communique Fighting continues in the Kuh mo sector and on the southeast ern Mannerheim line front where the Finns yesterday destroyed 20 Russian tanks The communique covered yes terdays fighting but new at tacks were launched today on the Manneheim line by reinforced Russian troops which now have shorter and better communica tion lines to Leningrad Dispatcher from the front the Russians in what the Finns regarded as the second battle of Continued on Page Eight POLANffELLS OF EXECUTIONS ESTHERVILLE STORE DAMAGED BY FIRE Estherville la Feb estimated at was caused today when fire swept through the Gamble store here The blaze was confined mainly to the basement Firemen work ed for several hours in near zero wpather to bring it under con trol George Brunskill mianager said the fire caused a loss of to stock and to the building Slight smoke damage was caused to the one story brick Woolworth building and a two story structure adjoining the Gamble store DCS Moincs la Feb UP Tempera lures dropped below zero in Iowa Uxlay for the first time in morn than a week The lowest reading was two be low recorded at Iowa Falls The highest murk during the past 24 hours was 32 above at Council Bluffs Mostly cloudy weather was forecast for tonight and Thursday with possible light snow in south central portions tomorrow after noon Temperatures arc expected to remain about the same Minimum readings expected tonight arc 15 above in the northern half of the state and 20 above in the crn half south GOVERNOR TO ATTEND Two Amerieans Executed By Ger many In Reprisal For Mur der Of Two Germans sion in 1932 he said Such a small comparison however is comfort for the countrys 9000 000 unemployed Paris Feb Polish government communique asserted today that an American citizen named Szczygiel and his 19year old American citizen son were among 138 Poles executed by Ger many at the town of Wawer near Warsaw in reprisal for the mur der of two German police It was alleged that after the murder a battalion of German landesschutzen reached the town and announced that in reprisa one in every 0 persons at Wawer and the nearby resort town o Anin would be shot Throughout the night the whole families were dragged from their homes and placed in groups of 10 along a fence and shot with mach ine guns the communique said Of 138 massacred 17 were women two were doctors and 34 were aged between 12 and 18 years or were over 60 Still unsatisfied the Germans Continued on Page Eight SEE REPUBLICAN GAIN JN HOUSE Five Per Cent Voting Shift In 38 States Outside Of Solid South Would Return Control By LYLE C WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent Washington Feb Republican statisticians estimated today that a five per cent shift in voting in 38 states outside the sol d south would return control of the house to the G O P next No vember for the first time since EXECUTED IRA TERRORISTS AT BIRMINGHAM Two Youthful Irishmen For Killing Five By H Bomb On Street Birmingham Eng Feb 7 Barnes and Ja Richards Irish republican array terrorists were hanged today in Winton Green jail despite desper ate appeals for clemency from Eire and fears of murderous prisals in Great Britain The two youthful Irishmen died for killing five and wounding W persons with a bomb planted on a bicycle on the main street of Coventry last Aug 25 They weie hanged in the utmost secrecy ia the walled prison while 500 uni formed and plain clothes police men held back a crowd of sev eral hundred before the main pri son gate The executions brought a criti cal turn to the I R As bitter fight for the reunion of Eire and North Ireland which is a part at the United Kingdom The Coventry bombing was worst in a series of outrages at tributed to the I R A extending back to January 1939 The hang 1930 In 10 lean years house strength steadily receded until the 1938 general electiops when a gain of 80 seats restored the party to major opposition sta tus with a membership of 169 representatives House republican leader Jos eph W Martin jr who called the ings were expected to bring a re newal of this terrorism and to pre cipitate a political crisis in Eire by driving even many of the republican more conservative Irishmen into before the 1938 election describ ed 1940 prospects in a speech last night before a dinner group of congressional secretaries The em house gains that there phasis Martin put and his confidence would be at least a five per cent turn over to give republicans control of the house contributed here to the belief that he is more a candidate for reelection to his present seat this year thaneager to obtain either the presidential or vice presidential nomination of his party Continued on Page Seven BRITISH BOAT MONSTER SUNK Big Steamer Was Sunk But Pass engers And Crew Were Ail Saved the ranks of the I R A out of sympathy for two new Britains wartime tension was noticeably heightened Public of ficials and government were under strong guard Special watches were kept over the homes of judges who had presided at trials of I R A suspects At Lon don Scotland Yard men guardMt government office on Whitehall and parliamentary buildings The metropolis had been kept under a virtual siege throughout the night with 10000 agents of the criminal investigation department supple menting regular uniformed and plain clothes policemen It reported that three had been provided Sir John An derson home secretary Two bulletins announcing lhe executions were posted on the pri son gate at a m a Continued on Page Eight SIMPLICITY MARKS FUNERAL OF DOWELC London Feb The British passengercargo steamer Munster 4305 tons has been sunk it was announced today Whether the vessel was mined or torpedoed was not established im mediately All passengers and members of the crew totalling about 200 j FINDS MORE THAN LIQUOR IN RAID He said Mr Roosevelts aim of I Dubuque la Feb an national income was wishful thinking Browder Was Third In Race Now York Fob Browder general secretary of the communist party in the United States who is under fouryear prison sentence for passport fraud came out third in a three cornered race for congress in the 14th New York district election returns showed today M Michael Edtelstein Tammany district leader won with 12000 CALIFORNIA PICNICvotes I L J Lefkowitz republican got DCS Moines la Feb 6000 Browder got 3000 CJeorge A Wilson will at tend the Iowa picnic in Califor nia Feb 24 He will be the first incumbent Iowa governor in 40 years to at tend the affair which annually attracts some 85000 former lowans living in California Wilson will be accompanied by his wife and 11yearold daugh ter and by Mr and Mrs H A Grantham Grantham D A R CONFERENCE MARCH 14 15 16 Spirit Lake In Feb 41st annual conference of the Iowa Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will be held in Des Moines March 14 15 and 16 Mr Harry E Narey Spirit Lake slate regent announced to day is secretary of the The annual meeting of the Sons republican state centra commit of the American Revolution will tec be held at the same time Still and motion pictures of nude women romping on Mississippi river sand bars were being studied by Dubuque county officials today us an aftermath of a liquor raid The women were said to be socially prominent Several men also were in the pictures but they were clad in swimming suits or trunks Officers raided a river collage and automobile owned by a prom inent Dubuque man last week and found several bottles of liquor carrying Illinois stamps A motion picture camera and films were found at the same time County Attorney John Duffy said no charges have been filed because he still is investigating Information leading to the raid was furnished by a former em ploye of the cottage owner The employe had lost his job recently because of labor trouble Des Moines la Feb services for Rep sius C Dowell dean of Iowas congressional delegation will be held at 2 p m today Statehouse officers will be closed and leading Iowa political fig ures were on hand to pay tribute to the 75yearold legislator The Rev Marvin O Sansbury of the University Church of Christ and the Rev Clarence Bigelow will conduct services at the Uni versity Christ Church with burial in Woodland cemetery The body arrived here at 8 p in yesterday were saved and landed at an Eng Active pallbearers are J L lish port where awaited them ambulances Parish and Clarence I Spencer attorneys Mallard Carlisle the Four of five crew members and about 15 passengers were taken to hospitals suffering from minor in juries and shock Only one crew member who was scalded was detained at a hospital for Ircat ment Nobody from the ship was lost said an official of the com pany owning the Munster An explosion occurred this morning Allan Clurc a member of the crew said There was a blue flash then a blinding explosion The Munster was a crack ship used in service to I re hind and was listed as the largest cross channel motor vessel in the Continued on Page Eight congressmans secretary D Jack Goodc and Joe Jeness both for mer secretaries and Carl Burk mnn former Polk county attorney Honorary pall bearers are Gov George A Wilson former United States Sen L J Dickinson John H Cownie Dante M Pierce Judge Charles G Bradshaw Louis C Kurtz and D J Frisk all prom inent Des Moines men Congressional representatives at fhc funeral are Sen Guy M Gil lette and Congressmen Fred C Gildirist Carl LcCompte Ben Jensen and William Jacobsoti Members of the family carrying out the ritrs with extreme simpli city declined an invitation to al low the body to lie in state at the Iowa statehouse Will of Man Who Gave Away Fortune New York Feb ploycs left SI000000 No estimate1 of the fortune was DIED FROM BURNS SUFFERED IN FIRE fortune of Edward Stephen Uark ncss railroad financier and cstato for probate purpuscs at more anthropist will go to educational and charitable institutions after All real property with the ex the death of his widow the formiccption of books manuscripts cr Mary E Stillman land objects of art in the In his will filed in surrogate J home are loft outright to court he directed that Mrs Harkness The objects In Feb 7 UP Carl Johnson 48 Grtietlingcr far Harkncss hold the property in trust for life Hcirknoss who during his life tune named as his principal bcnofici cd arc to IHdivided between the New York miMic library and awny i tho Aft mcr died here last night from I aries after his widows burns suffered Sunday when fire j the Commonwealth rr the estate will to the Commonwealth fund to used at direction of destroyed his farm home John sons son Jack remained in criti cal condition from burns suffered in the lire fcharitable corporation ed by him and his mother for medical research and the Pres byterian hospital 77 cm Fund a j board of director establishquarter to the Prwybt pital The will be divided tional and 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