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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa en H 1ST MEM Of COMP OES UOIWES U NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THi BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU tEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 91939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 259 North Iowas Tallest First Entry in GlobeGazette Tall Corn Contest Received CHECK NEW DREHER CLUES Greater North Iowa Fair Opens Sunday EXPECT 60000 WILLSEE MANY IMPROVEMENTS Governor and Other Distinguished Officiate to Be at Exposition When the first of more than 60000 expected visitors steps through the new entrance gates to the North Iowa fair next Sunday he will find himself on the grounds of the finest of a long line of outstanding North Iowa fairs For months men have been working at the fairgrounds getting them ready for the 1939 exposi tion A new underpass for cars and another for pedestrians has been built on the grounds allow ing cars to be parked on the in field of the race track More than 4000 cars can be handled on the new graveled parking lot Mason City Day Plans for special days are com plete1 including Mason City day and Governors day when Gov George A Wilson will visit the fair Mason City day will be cele brated Wednesday all business houses affiliated with the Hetail Merchants association having agreed to close from 1 to oclock in order to allow owners employes and their families to at DAILY PROGRAM SUNDAY AUGUST 13 Opening Bace Day Gates Open a m Fairly and Little Shows on the Midway Afternoon National Championship Auto Races with Gus Schrader and a score of other famous racing stars Evening First performance p m second at p m Ernie Youngs Under the Stars featuring the California Varsity Eight Carl Freed and His Harmonica Lads and several other nation ally known headliners plus 20 talented dancing stars and an elaborate fireworks display in the grandstand Three big acts on the free mid way stage both afternoon and evening MONDAY AUGUST 14 Thrill Day Fairly and Little Shows on the Midway all day and evening Afternoon and three big free acts on the midway stage Afternoon in front of grandstand Mortons Circus for the kiddies Gasca leading slackwire performer The Gretonas finest highwire act in the world full performance of Jimmy Lynchs Death Dodgers ace thrillsters coming directly from the New York Worlds fair Evening Ernie Youngs top revue Under the Stars with 70 people a band of 25 pieces and a bigger fireworks presentation tend the fair The city hall and courthouse will also close during the after noon and it is expected that near ly all of the stores filling stations professional offices garages wholesale houses job houses and manufacturing plants ofth e city will be closed in observance of the STORY ON PAGE 23 Shirley Ellsworth 311 First street southeast gazes in wonder ment at the height of theiirst entry in the GlobeGazette Tall Corn contest while C A Scars route 2 Mason City owner of the stak looks on with pride at his product Shirley even climbed a step ladder to get a better eyeful of one of Iowas pride and joy The yellowtopped and beautiful er cornstalk is 10 feet 94 inches tall The entry deadline closes Aug 16 and Mark G ThornburB state secretary of agriculture will award the prizes of S5 and S3 at the North Iowa fair on Auff 17 Note to readers Please notice the cornstalk too Lock photo Kaycnay engraving day W G C Baglcy NEWS BEHI By PAULMALLONJP Patchwork Peace in Europe Is Likely patchwork peace is more likely to come out the current gangster diplomacy in Europe than war No informa tion is available to bolster thif conclusion Most of the official sources are afraid to guess either way But all reason points toward it Per sonally 1 firm ly believe it If war comes I think Englam and France wil bring it no Germany Italy or Russia Eng land and Frano might h a v something t c gain by war They c ou 1 for another 2 years although the cost would b so great that such a temptin strategy cannot be in their cal culations Hitler who brought gangste methods to diplomacy now neec peace and particularly the forei markets that would come wit peace If he could get an agree merit with Britain and France fo reciprocal trade and financial as sistance he would obviously giv Germany the thing it needs mos 0 C Needs Raw Materials The political claims Hitler ha lately been making are not th things he really desires His de Paul Mallon crush Germany and for colonies for instance disguised as an economic de and to satisfy his need raw aterials but nearly everyone now nows this is not a realistic claim ot enough raw materials exist in ie parts of Africa he has a chance i get to do him any good Re ember the experience of Musso ni in Ethiopia He wanted that arren land for raw materials but II he has obtained so far is a drain pon his resources Hitlers experience in Austria nd CzechoSIovakia brought him o the same dead end He could not eep CzechoSlovakias excellent trade in the face of interna tional resentment against his poli y of murder and brutality He got little gold a little wheat and a lot jf economic troubles It was an ther political victory and an eco nomic defeat that is daily becom ng more apparent Nothing in Danzig and Poland vill add anything but political lau rels to him either The only place he can get the materials his Germany must lave to live is from Britain rrance and the United States and the only way he can get them is to eopen the markets of these na ions for his people 3 C Others Are Armed I think Britain and France have Hitler fairly well stopped When the pretender to power of Europe has to wheeze and wheedle the way he has been doing to gel back Danzig times have changed Dan zig has for months been more completely nazi than the Sudeten land or Austria Hitler has long been in complete political control Governor Wilson and three oth er prominent state officers willbe the guests of honor the following day Thursday State officials at tending in addition to the gov ernor are State Treasurer W G C Bagley Mason City Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thornburg Em metsburg and State Superinten dent Jessie Parker Lake Mills Governor Wilson will inspect the fair and present the Interna tional Harvester companys award for second place in the national 4 H club accounting contest to its winner Lloyd Melcher Mason City Mr Thornburg will also make a presentation when he hands checks for S3 and to winners in the GlobeGazettes TALL CORN contest which will be held the day before 56100 in Premiums Premiums in the amount of will be offered in competi tion between many livestock and agricultural exhibits in line with the fairs expressed policy of do ing all it can to promote livestock raising and agricultural pursuits The premium list is considerably larger than it was a year ago Fair visitors will find many amusements to attract their atten tions The Fairly and Little shows will appear offering one of the largest and cleanest midways ever to appear in North Iowa They feature many new and exciting rides in addition to a large num ber of concessions Two free shows daily at 11 a m and p m will be given on a stage at the entrance to the machinery grounds The acts to be seen will include the Gasca Fam TUESDAY AUGUST 15 First Harness Race Iowa Day Day and Fairly and Little Shows on the Midway Three talented acts on the free midway stage twice daily Afternoon hi front of grandstand Three big harness races with entries from five states assured Mason City Municipal band and three thrilling acts I Evening Ernie Youngs revue Under the Stars and the out standing acts of the night show huge fireworks display Delegations from North IowaSouthern Minnesota will be recognized at both performances WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16 Second Harness Race City Day Fairly and Little Shows day and evening on the midway Three outstanding free acts twice daily on the midway free stage Afternoon in front of grandstand Mason City Municipal Band three big harness races on our reconditioned race track plus three top stage acts official welcome of the delegation of Mason City busi ness and professional North Iowa Fair Boosters Evening Ernie Youngs Under the Stars featuring California Varsity Eight Carl Freed and His Harmonica Lads The Gretonas William and Joe Mandel Duncans Collies and others with huge fire works display First grandstand performance at p m second performance at p m THURSDAY AUGUST DAY 4H Club Day Fairly and Little Shows on the Midway day and evening District HorsePulling Contest free grandstanduntil noon starting Afternoon p m arrival of Official Cavalcade of Hon George A Wilson governor of Iowa introduction of W G C Bagley treasur er of state Jessie A Parker superintendent of public instruction and Mark G Thornburg secretary of agriculture governors presentation of the International Harvester companys award to Oscar Lloyd Mel cher of Charles City winner of second place in the National 4H club accounting contest sponsored by the International Harvester company followed by a Thompson brothers presentation of an old time balloon ascension and trapeze parachute jump a horse and buggy race fpr npnprofessional horses barred afternoon stage acts and Mason City Municipal band Golden wedding couples of North Iowa and Minnesota will be guests the North Iowa Fair on this day and will be introduced in front of the grandstand Evening Complete performance of Ernie Youngs Under the Stars revue and elaborate fireworks show FRIDAY AUGUST 18 Grand Closing Race Day Fairly and Little Shows on the Midway day and evening JAPAN STIRRED BY STRUGGLES OVER POLICIES Army Presses Demands for Military Alliance With Germany Italy SHANGHAI bitter in ternal struggle in Japan over whether the empire shall conclude an outright alliance with Ger many and Italy which may cause the fall of the Japanese cabinet was described Wednesday by an informed traveler from Tokio This informant in close touch with government and diplomatic quarters in Tokio said the situa tion there was extremely tense Rumors were current that ex treme nationalists had threatened the lives of cabinet members in cluding Premier Baron Kiichiro Hiranuma who were believed to be opposing the alliance Showdown Is Expected Its proponents were described LOOK INSIDE FOR BENITO MUSSOLINI Is Reported to Have Suffered Heart Attack 2 Afternoon in front of grandstand Mason City Municipal band Mortons Circus Gasca Troupe The Gretonas and National Circuit Championship Auto Races featuring the 1938 Worlds Champion Emory Collins and a score of other leading racing pilots under direc tion of the International Motor Contest association Evening Mason City Municipal band and Ernie Youngs Under the Stars foJloweS by an elaborate display of ThearleDuffield Worlds fair fireworks NOTE The Gretonas highest paid lushwire act in the world Is the only act of the night which may be seen in the afternoon shows the night revue acts will not perform in the afternoons The California Varsity Eight national stars of radio and stage will appear every night because of public demand that they be returned here for the 1939 North Iowa were the outstanding hit of 1938 as young army lieu ten antcolonels colon demand an outright alliance with the totalitarian powers This open revolt was expected to compel a showdown from which results even more startling than the fall of Uie cabinet might come The young officers have been credited with dictating sev eral major decisions in Japanese policy in recent years including the conquest oj Manchoukuo the inv asion pf Chin a and ch anges in domestic policy to put Japan on a war basis A Tokio dispatch Wednesday said that IjeutGen Seishiro Ita gaki war minister would report to Emperor Hirohito Thursday concerning the armys attitude on current European developments Cabinet Against Alliance The cabinet as a whole was de scribed as strongly against the alliance The imperial the high officials closest to the said to be strongly opposed to any serious European commitments Both elements were in favor of nothing stronger than modification to strengthen the anticominlern pact in which Japan has joined Germany Italy Hungary Spain and Manchoukuo Even the army high command was reported to want to avoid the outright alliance for which young officers are agitating and to desire nothing more than a limited mutual aid agreement against soviet Russia only Given Fresh Ammunition The informant described Japans Yanks Miss Humor of Loss to Nats Squad PAGE 17 Iowas 4H Boys and Girls to Go to Camp PAGE 16 ily outstanding balancers Leo Gasca worlds leading slack wire performer and the Stuart Rob erts trio an unusual group of comedy acrobatic performers municipal Band Under the Stars directed by Ernie Young will be presented in front of the grandstand each eve ning It will include music by the Mason City municipal band under the direction of Carleton Stewart Car Freed and his Harmonics Lads and six other acts Sunday and Wednesday evenings the show will be presented twice a I and On the other eve j nings it will be shown once be ginning at A brilliant fire works display will also be given each evening The afternoon program will also provide acts in front of the grand stand including Mortons circus there But Britain France and the United States have armed since Munich Much more the British people have been aroused They are in the temper to fight They can see an advantage in it The British seem to be slower to alarm than the people of any other nation but they are equally slow to forget alarms KJnj Int Tuesday and Wednesday and there will be a special contest for roadsters Thursday when a liorse and buggy race in which race horses are barred will be held Also on Thursday there will an old time thrill when the Thompson brothers put oh a bal loon ascension and parachute jump Monday Thrill Day Monday has been designated as Thrill Day and Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers will be on hand coming from the New York worlds fair The Death Dodgers will give an exhibition of skilled driving and daring crashes The fair has announced that children under 12 years of age will be admitted to the grounds free at all times while ail those of 16 and under will be on the free list Monday until 6 p m Steps have been taken to pro vide fair visitors with good eat ing facilities four restaurants being on the grounds All four anc their kitchens will be screened as a sanitary move A Red Cross firs aid station with nurse in attend ance and physician on call ha also been established Edith Estabrooks Beats Marion Miley SPORTS BULLETIN DETROIT Esta brooks Dnbuquc Iowa school girl turned in the first major upset of the womens western golf champions Wednesday when she came from behind to dctcat Marion Miley of Lexing ton Ky Hice former cham pion two and one in second round play consisting of trained dogs ponies and the Gretonas a and high wire act that appears in the eve ning show as well Automobile Races Racing addicts will have a va riety of races to choose from Sun day and Friday the first and last days of the fair will see fast dirt track automobile races in which Emory Collins the nations cham pion dirt track driver Dave Cham peau Shorty Drexler Cotton Grable and other outstanding drivers will compete for national championship points Harness races will be run off Two Armv Flyers Are Killed as Plane Falls ROUND LAKE N Y Ur S army flyers were killed Wed nesday when their plane flying high in formation with two others crashed here Wednesday 2 YOUiVG WOMEN HURT SPIRIT LAKE Mrs Louis Clingman 23 of Spencer anc Lois Woodrow 22 of Oakland were injured seriously when thj automobile in which they weri riding plowed through a guard cable on a highway south of here Both were brought to a hospita here situation thus Three events of recent weeks gave the alliance proponents fresh ammunition The United States denunciation July 2B of her trade treaty with Japan the apparent success of Britain and France in their negotiations with Russia for a mutual aid pact Britains re fusal in the current Tokio confer ence to promise definite altera tion of her China policy espe cially her unwillingness to meet Japans demands concerning China currency Most important of these was The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday ex cept probably showers extreme west slightly warmer Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day except probably showers extreme southwest portion cooler northeast Wednesday night slightly warmer Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 67 Minimum Tuesday night 47 At 8 a m Wednesday 65 The mercury tumbled to a shiv ery 47 Tuesday night as North lowans scurried about for more blankets as protection against the cold wavc YEAR AGO Maximum BB Minimum 69 said to be the American action which convinced Japan that no cooperation could be expected from the United States or from Britain or France and hence closer ties with Germany and Italy would be better than com plete isolation Rejected Original Proposals The Tokio cabinet rejected the original proposals for an alliance three months ago Under recent pressure however the govern ment was reported to have agreed to enter an alliance on one con dition That in case ot war Japan would provide her allies with di rect assistance only when and under such circumstances as it appeared to her necessary This woulct have nullified the value of an alliance It was con sidered a political maneuver to compel Italy and Germany to as sume the responsibility of reject ing Japans proposals However last week the Jap anese ambassadors to Italy and Germany Toshio Shiratori and LieutGen Hiroshi Oshima met at Lake Como Italy Both are known to be ardent advocates of a JapaneseGermanItalian alli ance The cabinets inner mier foreign ssar navy and finance Tuesday to consider the grave question thus posed but announced no de cision AUTOf ATALITY HEARING HELD Inquest Into Death of Holland Callahan Postponed at Decorah inquest into the death of Roland H Callahan of Austin Minn lias been postponed until Friday by Coroner Orrie Iverson in hopes oE finding new evidence before that time Callahans body was found lying along the highway between De corah and Ridgeway Monday morning Evidently he had been struck by a hit tuid run driver and killed instantly Evidence before the coroners jury shows that Cal lahan was alive Sunday night at 10 oclock The Hev M B Quill Ridge way saw a man lying on the highway near the Drew farm He stopped his car and the man got to his feet and told Mr Quill he had been thrown from a car A second car stopped and Mr Quill asked the driver to look after Callahan as he was on a sick call This was the last known of the man until his body was found on the highway Monday morning at 9 oclock Walter Kneeskern Burt Kenning and Arnold Thomson are members of the coroners jury The witnesses are being questioned by Attorney E P Shea in the ab sence of County Attorney Carl Nystrom Three witnesses have been examined the Rev Mr Quill Miss Bea Drew and Frances Drew Two state agents are assisting in the investigation It is known that before Callahan was met by Mr Quill he had been riding with REPORTS FROM SEVERAL CITIES TRACKED DOWN 1000 Circulars on 2 Killers Sent Out Seek Facts About Woman Reports of new clues in Iowa to the slayers of Harold J Dreher Mason City salesman were hecked by officers Wednesday s the nationwide manhunt wid ned with the distribution of 1 00 posters bearing pictures and escriptions of two wanted men red Otto Ostenriedcr 21 and rancis P Welsh 28 While the intensive hunt had een in Des Moines and Omaha ic past week it suddenly shifted o Sioux City Harlan and Cen erville where new angles were eported to officers Seek Facts About Woman Meanwhile officers having es ablished the identity of the two men through fingerprints also ought to delve deeper into the earch for the mysterious woman n the case She was repotted to lave been seen in the company of two men when the Mason City man was thrown mortally wound ed from a car in Des Moines July 27 She was also reported to lave been in their company in Council Bluffs later the day of the slaying when the Dreher car was abandoned Whether or not she was a Des Moines woman remained one of thekey questions yet unanswered by police Police were also puzzled in seeking an explanation of the presence of the woman and sought to establish her connectioa with the two fugitives by Offfeew The woman officers as havjng blond stringy unkempt hair of rather heavy build Officers said Herman Wilkins a bus driver disclosed he thought the two fugitives being sought were passengers on his bus from Council Bluffs to Sioux City the day Drehers effects were pawned his brother Hoger who works at Elkader but whether he was put out of his brothers car or left it voluntarily is not known SCANLON PUBLISHER DIES MILES CITY Mont seph D Scanlan 63 publisher of the Miles City Daily Star and former member of the republican national commitee died Wednes in Omaha Check Harlan Report Authorities also checked re ports that two men answering Jhe suspects description bummed a cup of coffee at a Harlan restau rant Tuesday Detective Captain Paul Castel line Des Moines came to Omaha in an effort to pick up the trail of the fugitives identified from fingerprints on the slain mans automobile as Ostenrieder and Welsh Sheriff Jack Bailey of Center ville said Wednesday a Moulton woman reported she believed she saw Welsh at her hotel here Wednesday morning The sheriff said Mrs Fae Wolf proprietor of the Powers hotel at Moulton identified a transient who left a freight train and break fasted at her hotel as one of the pair wanted for the murder Mrs Wolf said when he saw pictures of the two wanted men in a newspaper lying on the coun ter he van out of the hotel and boarded the train which was jUst pulling out Another Noticed Likeness The train left at a m for Albia the sheriff said He de clared that Pearl Brandon who also works in the hotel also be lieved the transient was Welsh She had identified him from a description in a newspaper the sheriff said The man came into the hotel at a m according to Mrs Wolf Jack Brophy DCS Moines chief of detectives said he would file murder charges against Fugitives Ostenreider and Welsh Brophy said he would file the charges on his own information in municipal court Meanwhile lie was sifting telephone calls ol sev day He was an acquaintance of jeral Des Moines persons who be Hcrbert Hoover FRANCIS P WELSH FRED OTTO OSTENRIEDER ;