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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISF VtW T OEM Of COUP DE3 MOt U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 3 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 264 COALITION KILLS HOUSING BILL Paul Mallon By Revise Expectations for Crisis by Hitler top diplo matic row here has revised its ex pectations since receipt of a fresh official inside tip from Europe indicating Hit ler will delay bringing on the crisis be yond Aug 15 That date has been al most openly considered der tag since the ambassador to Paris Bill Bul litt concluded that the crops would then he largely har vested Bullitt was further con vinced Hitler intended to move then because fall army maneuvers had been arranged by the fuehrer for the same moment This latest news however in dicates Hitler has asked his ad visers within the past 5 days for alternate plans to take Danzig This has resulted in the conclu sion within officialdom that Hit ler has no acceptable plan ready to put into action and probably cannot get ready before Septem ber England Convincing All this brandishing of armed words lately by Chamberlain Churchill and Halifax has an in teresting inside explanation The British have been encountering trouble getting their real views to Hitler through the German foreign office because Hitlers Foreign Minister von Hibbentrop has long been convinced the British will not fight and has counseled that little attention be paid them There are indications the fight ing promises made by the British statesmen have now penetrated the disbelieving German foreign office and that Hitler will be guided accordingly This may explain why the vfuehrer has asked his for alternate plans foreign es pionage within Germany seems to be getting mighty good but you never know how far to trust it t a Garner Gets Mail Mr Garner the V P has re fused to let newsmen see the heavy mail coming into his office since the Lewis eruption But a couple oE senators who saw some of it are still laughing Bits they remember include A telegram reading Glad to hear you drink whisky there has been too much vodka drinking in Washington lately Will you please advise me now I can be come an evil old man like you Reveal your brand the coun try needs it You are an evil old man summa cum laude I would like to hear anyone say that about you before our American Legion post I never saw liquor flow in Kentucky like sentiment for you since this attack Mr Lewis did a service to the coun try by calling attention to you I did not quite get it clear Was Lewis talking about you or George Washington This will help to send another Cleveland to the white house A number of the writers were ministers and priests possibly one of whom said I do not drink and I do not play poker but I believe infair play and I resent this attack God bless you The references to Lewis were largely lib clous Army Celebrates Birthday of Military Aviation 2 BOYS HELD IN ELDORA JAIL IN DREHER PROBE Admit They Hitchhiked From Des Moines to Omaha Pawning Watch ELDORA J E Davidson Thursday arrested two 19 year old former inmates of the Iowa Training school here for in vestigation in connection with the Harold J Dreher slaying in Des Moines Sheriff Davidson said the youths held were William Quigley and Jack Bruett both of Des Moines who were released from the train ing school last spring Stole Car in Nebraska Training school authorities called the sheriff after the pair appeared at the school and asked to visit some of their friends who are inmates The sheriff said they were driv ing a sedan Lincoln Zephyr which they said they stole in Lin LOOK INSIDE FOR With a giant display at Wright Field Dayton Ohio by the na tions mighty air armada the United States army celebrated the 30lh anniversary of the purchase of the first military plane from the Wright brothers Special flights were also made at other army air bases Shown here are ships of Ihc fifth bombing squadron as they thundered over midtown New York on their way to Dayton At right is the Empire State building Walks After Crash Then Dies Cerro Gordo County Traffic Victim No 8 For 1939 Fancy stories have been going around the inner rim for some time implying that Lord High Executioner Thomas Corcoran had sharpened his ax for Assistant At torney General Thurman Arnold these have lacked confirma tion and probably truth also At least Mr Corcoran has firmly de nied them to all his friends CopTTijcht Kinc Features DC Iowa Patrolman Is Fellowship Winner CHICAGO G L Timmons of the Iowa State De partment of Public Safety was one of 12 state highway policemen from various sections of the na tion who were awarded fellowships for study of accident prevention and traffic control at the Northwestern university traf fic institute B Girls in Bars of Los Angeles Outlawed LOS ANGELES P males no longer may have the companionship of B Girls in Los Angeles bars The state board of equalization outlawed the bar Sirls who as hostesses have danced and drunk with patrons to induce consumption of more liquor The practice long has been criticised AGEDMESERVEY WOMAN VICTIM Mrs H B Dorenkamp Suffered Internal Injuries in Collision Gordo countys eighth highway fatality occurred Wednesday evening when Mrs H B Dorenkamp 84 died at her home here from injuries suffered in an auto collision on the county line road outside Meservey earlier in the eve ning Mrs Dorenkamp walked unassisted into her house fol lowing the acci dent collapsed and died a few minutes later The attend ing physician said she suffered internal injuries On North Side of Road The accident occurred on the north side of the county line road when a car driven by S H Schmalle farmer living miles east of Meservey and an auto driven by Bonnie Dorenkamp 14 in which her grandmother Mrs Dorenkamp was riding collided The girj suffered a shoulder frac ture and the other occupant of the death car her father Jake Doren kamp suffered minor injuries Mr Schmalle andhis son who was riding with him were not hurt Both cars were badly dam aged Funeral arrangements are in complete Born in Germany Mrs Dorenkamp was born in Germany and lived in the vicinity of Meservey for several years She was preceded in death by her hus band and five sons Surviving are three sons Jake of Meservey John of Belmont and Jim of Grand Island Nebr and a daughter Mrs Ed Druis of Le Grand Ore Effort to Halt Traffic With Tacks Reported DETROIT drove CIO United Automobile Workers union members and sympathizers away from the area surrounding the strikebound General Motors Chevrolet plant on Holbrook ave nue Thursday after what they said was a second attempt to stop fac tory automobile traffic by spread ing tacks and broken glass on the streets The unionists retreated across the city limits line of su burban Hamtramck and booed the several hundred Detroit police Operator Who Sent Puzzling SOS Calls Says Ship Sinking to Lifeboats on Sea Southwest of Miami JACKSONVILLE Fla radio operator who had flashed dramatic but perplexing distress calls that his ship was afire mes saged early Thursday the crew had taken to lifeboats and the craft was sinking 90 miles south west of Miami No lives were lost except the second mate who is the regular wireless operator he reported in what he said was a final message This report at 5 a m said ship now It gave no further clue to the coast guard and commercial radio operators who had tried for hours to make some coherence out of the fantastic series of calls Ended Okay Bis Boy One of the messages reported 38 persons one a woman went down The sender ended this with the words Okay big boy After transmitting in English for hours the operator told radio marine at Lake Worth Fla Dont speak English Eighteen days out of Calcutta and 40 miles south of Hialeah ria he laboriously tapped out in another message Will sink in two hours he said lear the end of his long period on Bus Driver Stops to Avoid Hitting Woman Leading Dog 50 Hurt ARLINGTON Mass cause a bus driver stopped his big machine suddenly to avoid strik ing a woman leading a dog across the street three buses collided Wednesday night and approxi mately 50 persons veterans and members of their families attend ing the disabled American vet erans convention in Boston were injured All of the injured were treated at nearby hospitals but only six women were held for further observation Iowa Baby Burned by Acid Succumbs MANNING Barbara 18 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Earl Franks of near Man ning died Thursday in the Wyatt hospital 24 hours after she drenched her left side with acid from a bottle she found in the yard hor home Her parents three brothers and three sisters survive the air Ten inches of water in my room Earlier he had told how the regular operator suffered broken legs in what apparently was an explosion He sent his first SOS shortly after 10 p m Coast guard officials at Jack sonville declared the whole in cident stinks citing many discrepancies in the overnight messages but said hey must continue their search The coast guard cutter Pandora left from Key West for the last position given by the operator A coast guard plane from the Miami base made a flight over the posi tion Thursday but found no trace of the ship The spot where the ship was finally reported sinking was the fourth position given by the oper ator Even the identity the ship was a mystery The operator gave the name as the Dunkwa which is the name of a British oil tanker out of Liver pool but Lloyds at London re ported the Dunkwa was in Rot terdam Coast guard officials wer frankly perplexed by the inco herent nature of some of the mes sages and the number of positions given but said the confusion pos sibly was due to the fact the send er was inexperienced and working under adverse conditions CONTRACTS ARE DELAYED WASHINGTON agri culture department opened bids on steel bins for storage of between 30000000 and 100000000 bushels of surplus corn in the midwest but delayed award of contracts until later in the week DIES AFTER TOOTH PULLED DES MOINES C Converse 72 of Knoxville died in a hospital here of what ntten clanis said was infection of a wis i dcm tooth lie hnd the tooth I pulled Saturday after the infcc tion developed The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 83 Minimum Wednesday night 55 At 8 a m Thursday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 66 DOLLAR DAY IS NEXT SATURDAY Local Businessmen Are Now Preparing for Big Sales Event Mason City businessmen are completing preparations for a big one day Dollar Day to be held here next Saturday when hundreds of articles will be marked down to a dollar each Other summer mer chandise will also be marked down to special Dollar Day prices the merchants announce Dollar Day is regarded by local businessmen as the time to clear out all their summer merchandise and is expected by them to be the jiggest community sales event of he summer season Merchandise o go on sale will include house lold needs readytowear acces sories shoes millinery mens and ooys clothing hardware items furniture grocery store products meats furs drug store articles jewelry and many other items Dollar Day advertisements in the GlobeGazette will carry in formation as to the merchandi for sal paling Reward Request Received by State From Cerro Gordo DES MOI1VES state executive council Thursday re ceived a request from Cerro Gordo County Attorney Charles W Barlow for a contribution to the reward fund being gathered for information leading to arrest and conviction of the slayers of Harold J Drcher State officials withheld ajction until it is deter mined whether the governor may act alone in such mailers or the council act as a body coin night Th car bore Michigan license plate 343289 In the car officers founi license plates Nebraska 461S31 and Minnesota B494G Pawned Watch in Omaha Search of the car also producec six watches 12 rings and othe jewelry which the sheriff reporte the boys said they stole a 38 cali her pistol two 25 caliber auto matic rifles and two 22 calibei rifles The two told the sheriff he said they left Des Moines hitchhiking last Thursday the day Dreher was slain They went to Omaha they told him where they pawned a watch stolen in Des Moines Auto Repair Bills owan Falls From Pleasure Boat Drowns DAVENPORT A Danico 33 manager of the Daven port convention bureau of the Chamber of Commerce was drowned Wednesday midnight when he fell into the Mississippi river from a pleasure cruiser near the BettendorfMoline bridge The body has not been recovered Giessler Formerly Muscatine Banker Dies M U S C A T I N E H F Giessler 85 a retired banker who for many years had headed the Muscatine Welfare association died at his home here Thursday afternoon after an extended ill ness Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed ROBERT A TAFT Ohioan Willing to Be Presidential Candidate PAGE 2 Perfect Parlay Cant Lose on Gaiento Bout PAGE 17 S U I to Present 494 Awards Friday STATE PAGE Stillman Named County Chairman for G 0 P PAGE 4 Gats Only 10 Feet in Air With Cluster of Balloons CHIPPEWA FALLS Wis Historys second attempt to as cend into the stratosphere Using a cluster of 50 small balloons end ed Wednesday night just 10 feet above the ground A strong wind thwarted the at tempt of Capt Earl Barrows to go aloft and the aeronaut himself narrowly escaped injury when he was swept toward the grandstand at the state fair park After waiting throughout the dsy for the wind to die down Barrows attempted to ascend Wednesday night after his ground crew had filled the fivefoot white rubber balloons with hydrogen of Dreher Found DES MOINES repair bills bearing the name Harold J Dreher Mason Cit salesman slain here a week ago together with two small chang purses and a key case were foun Wednesday night two blocks ou1 side the west city limits polic vliv j sale prices and stores partici Thursday ing in the event WlUl the Purses which were o the black leather folding type sai to have been carried by Drehe police said were A pair of black cloth gloves a small can of canned heat four empty pop bottles an empty gin bottle a screw driver a penny box of matches maps of Jowa and Il linois a black comb a blank check of the First National bank of Ma son City No 653 written in pencil four waddedup paper napkins and a piece of greasy cloth Seek Other Property Chief of Detectives Jack Brophy early Thursday sent detectives to the vicinity Sixtyfifth and Crocker streets in the hope of finding other Dreher property in cluding the shiny black suitcase which Drcher brought to Des Moines The spot where the Dreher car was apparently cleaned out is approximately six blocks south of Hickman road the highway which the slayers presumably used flee ing to Omaha Nebr One of the folding change purses contained a penny and two new keys apparently for a pad lock The other purse was empty A skeleton key and a padlock key were in the key case Were Water Soaked All of the Dreher belongings and other maferinls found in the weeds were rainsoaked appar ently having been there since the night of tlie murder Brophy said A Des Moines resident discov ered the Dreher effects and called detectives Brophy added The repair bills of the Pritch ard motor service of Mason City made out to Dreher included one for SI25 for brake fluid anc testing brakes on July 24 the other dated July 15 was for 45 cents but the service was illegi ble Taking cognizance of the fact said that the slayers may have I used the gin Fingerprints Sought Identification experts started a search forfingerprints on the bottles and other materials which had apparently been cleaned out of the car by the slayers after they had dumped Drehers body into Keosauqua way between Seventh and Eighth streets about I a m last Thursday At Carroll Sheriff Tom Fine gan said Thursday four transients a woman and three men arrested there last night apparently had no connection with the archer case I have no reason to believe they are connected with the Dre her killings Sheriff Finegan said If I hear nothing from Des Moines or oilier officers Ill prob ably release them later Thursday or the first thing Friday Captain of Detectives Paul Cas telline reported he had obtained the description of the woman who rode in the murder car from two railroad employes in Council Bluffs The railroad men told Casfel line they saw the woman and two men leave Drehers car when they abandoned it in Council Bluffs about 6 a m last Thurs day Had Dark Bobbed Hair Several hundred spectators saw the cluster of balloons propelled by the wind drag Barrows along the ground for 40 or 50 feet then rise about 10 feet and sweep to wards the grandstand Barrows leaped to the ground from his seat swung below the bags unhurt The balloons disap peared in a cloud Prof Jean Picard of Belgium made the first multiballoon flight near Rochester Minn July 18 1937 He also bad a narrow es cape from death when his hydro genfilled bags caught fire His scientific instruments were de stroyed The woman the detective said was of medium height and a iit ie on the fleshy side She was between 23 and 28 years of age and had a dark complexion She wore no hat and had dark bobbed lair which was stringy and un cempt The railroad employes also said one of the men was bareheaded A felt hat not of the size Dreher wore was found beside the Mason City mans body Castelline said he had talked to witnesses who saw the men who pawned Drehers watch anc clothes in Omaha and learned that the two men stayed at a hole there before going to the pawn shop HOUSE REFUSES TO STUDY PLAN BACKEDBYFR Wallace Besieges Senate Committee on Appropriations WASHINGTON house oalition of republicans and dem jcrats Thursday killed President Roosevelts housing ill for this session The latest rebuff to the admin stration topped off Tuesdays stunning defeat of the lending Mogram Thursday as then the house refused even to consider he legislation The vote was 190 to 170 The housing bill defeat cleared away one more barrier to ad ournment but the senate still was faced with a maze of problems on the third deficiency bill Wallace Besieges Committee However Secretary Wallaces demand for more farm money headed such a variety of last minute appeals for funds that weekend adjournment plans were threatened Wallace and a group other of ficials and congressmen besieged the senate appropriations commit tee while it studied the sessions third and last deficiency appro priations bill Approved by the house Wednesday the measure carried 554000000 compared lo budget recommendations of 000000 Threatens Farm Program The secretary of agriculture told senators that failure oE the house o provide for the Credit Corporation he agency which makes loans on otton corn wheat and other ma or f arm products threatened the entire farm program He urged that the committee re tore to the bill the full sum vhich the house eliminated at he insistent behest of an economy loc Senator Adams act ng chairman said there was no nance the committee would com lete hearings and send the bill to he senate Thursday Around the farm m to replenish the cash of the Commodity Credit Corporation entered the possibility that con ress would be carried over into nother week Senate approval of he fund when the deficiency bill s taken up Thursday would bring n another battle with the anti lew dealers in the house Secretary Wallace told report TS Wednesday that unless the money is provided corn prices vould drop to 1932 levels wheat vould go down and prices of col on dairy products wool and rye vould be seriously affected Decide on Housing Bill A third row simmered in the house Amendments to revise the vagehour law can be called up or debate but leaders said no de cision had been reached on vhether to include them in the that friends had reported Drcher was a nondrinking man police SATURDAY AUGUST 5 in MASON CITY The greatest sales event of the entire summer season To know what will be on sale where and the sale prices read the Dollar Day advertisements in the GlobeGazette J preadjournment schedule One set of the proposed changes the pres dent has said doom 2000 000 of the countrys lowest paid workers to unconscionably low ivages The decision to give the housing ill a test was announced by Representative Rayburn o Texas he democratic leader just as the louse quit Wednesday night He told reporters later that despite the 193 to 16 defeat of the big lending measure the city fel lows wanted the housing vote Would Fix Responsibility Other sources added that the purpose of the housing advocates was to fix responsibility for the legislations defeat just as Mr Roosevelt said was done when the house voted against considering the lending bill Proponents and foes of the wagehour amendments were called into hurried meetings with their leaders Housing advocates and those who want to ditch the slum clearance program were called into Rayburns office After all the conferences were over Rayburn said nothing had been settled beyond the test vote on the housing bill which would double the borrowing power of the United States housing author ity There were quite a few mem bers who said privately they would be glad to avoid votes on the housing bill and the wage hour amendments SUES JACK BENNY LOS ANGELES W Conn says he made Jack Benny what he is today and he thinks its worth Conn a writer of pokes and humorous sketches sued the radio and screen comed ian for that amount charging breach of contract ;