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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1939, Mason City, Iowa U4r A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NEWS MASON CITY IOWA 90 Report Goering Has Turned Moderate WASHINGTON The inside voute has brought news to the loftiest official pinnacle here that Hitle Hitlers right hand man Goering Paul Blallon moderate He is the restraining influence on der furore now A p p a rently Goering has an idea inheri ting what Hit ler leaves and does not want war to ruin it for him Some offi cials here how ever believe his motives are less selfish They has not changed while Hiuer and the others have Jost their original purposes in a frenzy of successful conquests inside version now available for the first time is that Mr Roosevelt sent his note to Hit ler because of a tip that Hitler fo move into Danzig that the Poles would fight and the British would help the therefore another World war was imminent Closefollowers of the Euro peansituation will doubt that the consequences of a Hitler occupa tion of Danzig would have proved serious Nearly every authority here has firmly believed the Poles would squawk but not fight un less their corridor were disturbed O ff 4 Nazi Copper Shortage Hitler talks big but lie as not as his words it before he made Ms speech official grapevine brought Ud riTSt IVlCLn to Reach scene of he forced lauding of the MoscowtoNew York fly ers was Lawrence Vibert pro prietor of a grocery store on LUtle Miscou island His cye wjtaess account follows the word from Germany that copper is EO scarce the Germans are no longer permitted to have copper aerials for radios They must buy aluminum or magnesium subsn By tAWHENCE VU3ERX MISCOU ISLAND N B About 10 minutes to 9 p m C S T I heard the plane flying low over the island It circled for a place to land It looked like it was going to land v if jje DOCTOR FIGHTS ICE FLOES TO REACH FLYERS Planes Also Take Off to Rush Aid to Two Russian Aviators BULLETIN 3HSCOU ISLAND N B Canadian Press A royal Canadian air force flyinr boat arrived here Saturday afternoon ivith aid for the Russian trans Atlantic flyers who crashed on this lonely New Brunswick island Friday night The biff plane flew from Halifax with a physician and interpreter MISCOU ISLAND N B Can adian roya Canadian Reach Flyers Describes Crash but came down on at the edge of the on the ice frozen mud island The plane had on its lights but when it came down I couldnt see them any more But it was nice and clear The moon was shining In about threequarters of an hour I found where they were The wings were broken and the two propellers were bent up as if it had gone over on its nose All the glass was broken One of the pilot fel hurt I think he had some ribs broken The other fel low was all right Sometimes the one who was hurt showed he was in pain I wanted to get them away and take them to my house but they wouldnt leave the plane They couldnt speak English or French but pointed to their map to show they had flown from Rus sia and I pointed to where they were now After a while we could sort of understand each other It was easy to see they wanted food so I got some and took it back to them I dont know what else they wanted except a doctor Later one went inside the plane to sleep and the other fixed up a bed outdoors although it was freezing and there was jce and snow all around Some other fel lows stayed here with them 1 think the radio was broken so they couldnt send for help Its a hard place to get to but a light plane could land a half mile from where they are Terracing Land to Prevent Erosion arebeirig torn themelting potfd satisfy the self contained economys aefibiendV in knockers are being seized and plastic or aluminum substitutes used Airornamental copper iron anci indispensifale implements of forbid den Even plumbingpipes now are being made from plastics al though they will break if kicked hard The whole economic backbone of Germany is the and obviously unfit to withstand the blow of war for Ions Develop Substitutes Hitlers army cannot shoot plas tic bullets and eat plastic food His scientists have become quite clever but not that clever They have developed a new way of making aluminum out of red clay magnesium an even lighter metal also The raw materials lor these are obtained from Jugo slavia now caught firmly in the vice between Mussolinis Albania and Hitlers Austria But the process is very expensive uneco nomic and production limited Tins plastic economy must have real copper and steel to sustain itself If copper comes from Bel gian Congo Chile South Ameri ca United States in this quanti tative order The moment war is declared all these sources will be cut off completely Neither he nor Mussolini has a navy capable ol keeping the sources open Outside steel is obtained by this its to pay for it Onethird of it comes down the west coast of Norway and would be immedi ately cut off Twothirds comes 1 inside gulf Bo pthma an avenue which he might keep open f It is probable neither Hitler nor Mussolini would live to see the end of any war started now Revolution spawned by raw ma terials starvation would get them coulcr tteir outside opponents OTEA letter was received recently from a boy in the Ger man army at the time Hitler moved into Prague He remem bers that glorious day not as a political triumph but because on that day every German soldier was given an orange the first they had seen for months 1900 Initiated Into I Legion at St Louis ST LOUIS hun dred World war veterans were in itiated into the American Legion Friday rught This was one of the Jargest groups taken into the or ganization in its 20year history ine class was named in honor of Ired A Boetiger Missouri de nnXent More than 10000 persons witnessed the ini U3UOH mounted policeman and a doctor battled ice floes of Bay Chaleur m a rowboat Saturday to reach Gen Vladimir Kokkinaki Russian piJot whosuffered several broken ribs when his airplane made a forced here Fridayni ght ia X OfK flight W Constable Marcel Tiiemaultand Dr Ulysses Bourgeois set out from Shippegan on the mainland 2a miles away from this isolated St Lawrence gulf island where General Kokkinaki and Maj Mik hail Gordienko his radioopera tornavigator came down at 655 P m C S T Friday night in a marsh five miles from the nearest house Therriault planned to return Saturday afternoon and take the Pilot to a hospital at Bathurst or Campbellton N B if treatment were found necessary The Rus sians plane was wrecked Lawrence Vibert a Miscou merchant said Saturday morn ing that he had returned from a trip to the wreckage and that tne navigator escaped injury The flyers spent the night near the reci twinmotored craft because the fuel tank had burst and they feared some one might smoke near the gasoline RESCUE PLANE ON WAT TO ISLAND MOKCTOW N B res cue plane bearing a Hussian speaking physician took off from Moncton at noon Saturday in a hazardous effort to aid Brig Gen Vladimir Kokkinaki the soviet airman who cracked up Friday night on Miscou Island on a proj Moscow to New York flight The light plane was the only one considered to have a chance of landing safely on the rough meadow at Miscou Island which is the only landing place at that sparsely inhabited spot 130 miles north of here Accompanying Dr Louis S Spector of New York who speaks the County t of D K agricultural Work on xactor and equipment are Mrf KohleV son SinrJ xv at Ames Ieft Marlon E Olson right lcr son Laurence Watching the procedure to lead it around to gentler slopes m the hillside n not ar6 desied to hold ivatcr Lock photo Kayenay engraving The afT valuable Russian were chief engineer Trading corporation and H B Roberts Associated Press photo Peter Baranovj of the Amtorg grapher Broken line of this map in dicates the proposed aerial course of Brl Gen Vladimir Kostaminovich Kokkinaki ace soviet flyer who headed ivest Ai Moscow 0 non stop flight to New York for the openingof the Worlds fair He was forced down on an Island In the St Lawrence gulf OFFICERS SEEK SLAYING MOTIVE Man Fatally Beats Mother 82 on Eve of Marriage Day MINNEAPOLIS o 1 i c i Saturday puzzled over the lack o a motive in the fatal beating o Mrs Christina Person 82by hei son Joseph H Person 47 on th eve of his wedding day Person was in serious condition in the psychopathic ward at Gen eral hospital here from gas pois oning and wrist wounds He and the body of his mother were found lying on the floor in the kitchen of their home by the Rev carl A Hognander who called to make final arrangements for the wedding Chairs Were Burned Gas jets were turned on chairs were broken and a pile of rags was smoldering Person had cut his wrists Person told police that a cros word had never been exchanged between him and his mother He told police that after striking his mother he turned on gas jets m the kitchen stove and singed his hair when one of the jets ignited from the pilot light Was Under Strain Then he found an old razor blade in the Icitchen and slashed botli wrists Police believe he recovered suf ficiently during the morning to answer a telephone call from the Federal Reserve bank where he had been a clerk for 23 years Persons fiancee Ann Byqiiist said he had not seemed ill but was under a strain from home and furniture purchases and the approaching wedding They were to move into a new home after their wedding lowan Fatally Hurt When Building Slips MARION M Green of Olin was killed when a building he was helping move slipped on an incline and struck him Weekend to Be Warm and Clear in Iowa DES weath erman Saturday promised a wairn and sunny weekend for lovvan planning a full program ties including the Drakerelays here Skies were clear over the whole state Saturday morning and tem peratures were near the spring ame averages ranging from two normal at Siouj degrees below a degrees above City to three Davenport Fridays high temperature was 40 at Carroll and Decorah while Friday nights low was 33 at Mar shalltown It was 34 at Mason Citv during the night The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day niirhl and Sunday slightly warmer in central and west por tions Saturday night warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Generally lair and warmer Saturday night and Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 155 Minimum Friday night 34 At 8 a m Saturday 55 YEARAGO Maxirnum Minimum Precipitatio WEEKLY FORECAST Outlook for May 1 to 6 inclu ive Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and Northern and entral Great Plains Probably ome local showers within first ialf of week and again toward close cooler Monday or Tuesday n north portions with mostly sea onablc temperatures thereafter emperature mostly normal or ibove in south portions 51 37 01 ITALIAN ARMY STRENGTHENED Mussolini Informs Cabinet Equipment Men Added ROME Mussolini informed his cabinet Saturday the Italian army would be strength ened in size and equipment 11 duce gave his ministers a de tailed report on the conference he had two days ago with the minis ter of finance Paolo Thaon di Revel Jr and the chief of the general staff of the army Gen triuseppe Pariana at Mussolinis country retreat Plans were drawn at this con ference for increasing the nations military power A communique issued at the close of Saturdays cabinet meet ing did not specify what measures were contemplated The new appropriations allo cated to the army it said are aesigned to increase still further ts efnciency both from the point pi view of effectiveness and from he point of view of equipment and territorial defensive organization nltay now has an estimated 1 2aO000 men under arms At the time the last con mgents of reservists were recalled or service it was announced of icially that the government had 10 intention of calling up addi lonal classes except in excep ional circumstances PENDERGAST IS INDICTED AGAIN ON TAX CHARGE Follows Sensational Shakeup in Political Boss Stronghold KANSAS CITY Tom Pendergast was indicted for the second time by a federal grand jury Saturday on income tax vio lation charges The indictment charges Pen dorgast evaded payments based on his 1935 income Pendergast first was indicted by the federal grand jury April 7 on charges that iie was paid 315 000 on in connection with a S9DOOOOO state insurance rate case but failed to report it on his income tax returns Juries Study Interests inrinnnergist whose organizations 100000 vote majority has put across many Missouri governors and United States senators made no comment on that indictment other than to mention persecu tionas he submitted Q finger printing The wide ramification of Pen dergast business con crete paving company a whole sale liquor distributing concern his horse race stables his affilia tion will construction concerns all have been placed under the searching eyes of the federal grand juries in recent weeks Stronghold Shaken Up Accompanying the federal de velopments has been a sensa tional shakeup of his city political stronghold where he has been in Power since 102G and a factor since the turn of the century continuous series of attacks on cdndiUqasnriKansasJCity by Pendergasts democratic partv foe Gov Lloyd C Stark togeth er with federal and state investi gations have resulted in these de velopments Indictment of three county offi cials by a county grand jury on misconduct andneglect charges Federal and county indictment of Charles Carrollo north side political figure who has been called the big man of Kansas City s gambling racket by Federal Judge Albert Reeves Resignation of Pendergast backed H F McElroy as city manager Resignation of Pendergast backed Otto P Higgins as police director LOOK INSIDE FOR mCUARD IIALLIBURTON May Have Been Lost in Terrific Typhoon PAGE 2 Pick Officers at Allison Conclave PAGE 8 Cincinnati Tops National League PAGE 9 17000 WATCH DRAKE BELAYS Wolcott Wins 1 20 High Hurdles Aggies Break 4 Mile Relay Mark MASON CITY AND SWALEDALE WIN SPOKTS BULLETIN CLEAR City won by forfeit from Ventura and Swaledale defeated Clear Lake to 0 in a no hit same of the semifinals of the Cerro Gordo county baseball tournament El mer Eddy pitched four innlnes and Jack Jindrick hurled the remaining three frames for Srvaledale in the no hit shutout Des Moincs Fred Wolcott of Rice Insti tute captured the first event of the 30th annual Drake relays pro gram Saturday when he won the 120 yard high hurdle race in 14 4 seconds His mark was twotenths of a second slower than the meet record he set a year ago A fast track and warm sunny weather attracted 17000 persons to the Drake stadium It was said to be the third largest crowd ever to attend a track meet in the middle west The first meet record to fall was in the four mile university relay which was won by Oklahoma Ag gics Anchored by Forrest Efaw the Aggies covered the distance in seconds The previous meet record was Ames Professor to Speak at Parley in SeattJe Next Week P H Elwood head of the landscape architecture department at Iowa State college will deliver an address on Rela tion of the Northern Great Plains in Planning of the Pacific North Regional Planning Conference at exhibition from 35 states and navy s newest and finest steamed in Saturday to participate in Sun days opening of the New York worlds fair The first section of the fleet to arrive consisted of seven destroy followed by five light cruisers The rest of the flotilla were strung out m the outer harbor of the U S fleet since June 1934 The city already had begun to fill up with visitors thousands of whom arrived Friday f day crowd of 1000000 may get to see Presi dent Roosevelt if they are lucky enough to be near the Court of Peace where he speaks at 2 aiiu 60 foreign countries covering l 216 acres which will require three of fas walking to get around The first thing they will see is the Uylon a slender steeplelike structure adjoining the perisphere where the wonders ot tomorrows may be are on dis iay OW timers will remark that they havent seen such a strange any fa fcJivii HI 3I1Y ir since Ferns wheel at the Co lumbian exposition in Chicago in There will be no Sally Rand here but there will be Billy Rose s aquacade featuring Eleanor marry and Faith Bacon who car ries doves on her outstretched arms as a symbol of the purity of her exposed charms V HELD TO JURY ON EXTORTION Kectlesofi Dismissed With No Charges Filed in Extortion Case OltoV Schreck 38 who was arrested in Mason City April 21 on a charge of extortion was bound to the Kossuth district grand jury Friday morning on a charge of malicious threats to ex tort The preliminary hearing iyas held in Justice Hansons court at Algona starting early Thursday evening and lasting until 230 o clock Friday morning Clyde E Kettleson 4S Minne apolis who was arrested in Cedar Rapids at the same time as the advance man for the group was dismissed with no charge filed against him The checking part of the business he represented to merchants he contacted was le gitimate according to police Shakedown Came Later The shakedown came after the legitimate checking of store hon esty had been taken when the Schrecks attempted to extort cash from persons fround knocking down extra money on sales ac cording to police Schrecks bond was set at S2aOO His bond was not fur nished and he is being held in the Kossuth county jail Amos Schreck 41 Des Moincs was bound to the grand jury a Storm Lake on the same charge together with Cass Spurgin Des Moines also arrested in coljnec tion with the same group Their bonds were fixed at each Furnished Bond Spurgin furnished his bond and was released Schreck was to be taken to Algona to face anothti hearing early next week on similar charge The Schrecks were arrested in a Mason City hotel where they had oeen operating as the Millard Senice checking store honesty RUMANIA AND FRANCE AGREE PARIS Frenchfor eign ministry announced Saturday after a final conference between the foreign ministers of France and Rumania on formation of a European alliance that the two countries were in perfect cord The announcement gave no in dication however of whether Georges Bonnett Frances nego tiator had persuaded or even urged Grigore Gafencu of Ru mania to accept the British irench plan to enlist soviet Rus sia s aid for Rumania in the event of war ASKS NAZIS TO CLARIFY SOME OF HITLER TALK Halifax Summons Maisky to Office for Conversations LONDON Britain accelerated her efforts to brine soviet Russia into the Anglo irench eastern front Saturday at lhC 10 5ee Foreign Minister Viscount Hali lax summoned the soviet ambas sador Ivan Maisky just back from Moscow consultations to his office Saturday morning and was reliably reported to have told him aritam was eager to conclude the AngloRussian talks as soon as possible The foreign office instructed the British Broadcasting company to broadcast m German that British holds pacific intentions toward Germany and to stress that her al liances were not an attempt at encirclement of the reich Seek Clearer Deflniiio It was reported also that Sir svile Henderson the ambassador n Berlin had been instructed to try again for an interview with me German foreign minister too busy before Hitlers speech earlier this week to receive him to seek a clearer definition of the fuehrers statements on Poland colonies armaments and the Hit id AngloGerman na As the discussions with Maisky were renewed the status of the proposed BritishSovietF r e n c h entente was as follows Peered a complete milrUry alliance to Britainarid France containing specific com mitments to guard against aggres Europe but also Gafencu who already has vis ited Berlin and London arranged to leave Saturday night for Rome where he is expected to continue wnat some diplomats described as his efforts to find the best bar finaUy deciding whether Rumania would line up with the LondonParis bloc or the HomeBerlin axis Countered Russian Proposal The Russian view was that the alliance should be the basis of a yidespread new league of na ound to help each other in of aggression Britain while accepting this proposal as a basis for discus sion pointed out that such a sys tem presented some almost un surmountable obstacles As an ex imple British spokesmen said Po and and Rumania under the cm would be forced in certain cir cumstances to fight for Russia ob ligations they would not readily accept because their traditional policies Xo New NaziAgreement Britain consequently countered We Russian proposal with a sug gestion that Russia declare herself villmg to help Britain France and their allies if as and when those allies request help A foreign spokesman reiterated that the British government had no intention of negotiating a new naval agreement to take the place of the 1935 BritishGerman pact dialed CllalceIor Hitifif Subjects Included it was believed the ambassador would ask for a clearer definition of these points in Hitlers speech intentjoi toward Poland The fuehrers words Fri day were taken by some observ ers as a virtual threat against eastern Britain and France have a military assistance pledEc therefore a direct menace to the peace of Europe 2 His reference to return of onetime German colonies Hitler said the only claim I have ever made and shall continue to make on England is for return of our colonies x x x 3 His one would than I at tho prospect of still being able to come to a clear and straightforward under standing of the armaments race With Britain 4 His denunciation of the oGerman naval treaty of limiting the reichs fleet to 35 per cent of Britains with whom Britain Former Mason Cityan Found Dead on Tracks South of Nodaway Mo The body of Doios Paul McClan p Eighth street southeast driv er of a Mason City ClearLake aihvay bus was found on the BurluiRton tracks soutli of Noda way Mo Friday according to oHi rcccivcd llKre by ttc sheriffs Mo 110 office of MrMcClanahan is Trhune Mortuary at Sa Mr McClanahan form erly resided in Mason City ;