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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NCFRTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND CTNITEP FRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON GITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY THJS PAPKB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONB NO 228 f OHIO DEMANDS EVACUATION OF SOVJET TROOPS 5 Soviet Gunboats at Amur River Island Clash Vigilantes Raid Lumberjack Strikers Headquarters Ruins Left by FireatOsage TOKIO reports said Thursday five more soviet gunboats had appeared at Sennufu in tho Amur rivei where an alleged soviet invasion has led to an arrned clash between the Russian and Japa neseManchoutaipan border artil lery These advicM together with continued soviet occupation of the island arid Japanese sources said Moscows failure to reply to Tokios protests on the inva heightened official appre hension The cabinet has declared that only the evacuation Sennufu island and othe disputed border territory by sodet armed forces can bring a peaceful solution to the crisis Blame Each Other As it stands both Russia and Japan consider the oiher the aggressor Dispatches from Moscow to the newspaper Asahi meanwhile said tie Japanese ambassador there made a passionate plea for peace to soviet trials regard less of the technical question of ownership of the islands However indications were that any amicable settlement would come only after protracted argu ment charges and counter Gets Full Report Emperor Hirohito himself re ceived from the army and navy a full report on the crisis In an uneasy atmosphere of of ficial silence indicating a baa 0 dispatches from a e trouble zone that lies between soviet Siberia and Japanesesponsored Man thoukuo the armies of Japan and the socalled puppet state were announced to be prepared for any eventuality From both frontiei were reports of mass troop move ments following a burst of Japanese newspaper said the Soviets had mobilized men in 13 divisions of theiJ vast far eastern red rmy supported by plane armored cars tanks Emperor Is Concerned The mikado after tin cabinet meeting called Navy Minister Ad miral Yonai to his palace give him the newest developments These developments presumably were contained in secret anry and naw dispatches In Moscow the Japanese am bassador warned the soviet gov ernment in strong tones io eva cuate its aimed forces from the vicinity of Manchoukuoclaiaed Amur river islands which really are that vanish at flood tide Both Rut si a and Japan were e ported mobilizing their arrred forces along the Amur ner boundary between Manchonkuo and Siberia where the Japanese army reported its artillery had sunk one Russian warship dis abled another and forced a third to flee JAP AMBASSADOR CALLS SITUATION STRAINED MOSCOW The Japanese ambassador to Moscow Iilamoru Shigemitra said after a two hour conference Thursday with the soviet foreign affairs that the situation over the Amur river clash was very Shigemtsu said that no prog ress had been made in his con versation with Commissar Maxim Litvinoff It was announced there would be an immediate reconsideration of the whole Amur river islands ncident by the Japanese govern icnt unsatisfactory result of the rview was believed to indicate attitude on the part of Russian government Csincels Other Business Litviaoff canceled every other plomatis appointment to deal eastern border crisis that already has exploded into military action At Sie same time the soviet government unexpectedly floated a deferse loan of four billion rubles at the official exchange It was expected to be oversubscribed immediately The bonds will pay 4 per cent interest and the money will be of national The far eastern situation may be used to popularize tne I loan The Japanese envoy was prcss ig forcefully for evacuation of armed forces from Amur 7 AUTOMOBILES ARE DESTROYED IN OSAGE BLAZE Damage Done As Fire Razes Theater Cafe Poolhall Fire at oclock Thursday morning destroyed the double store building housing the t h e at e r Birura cafe and Bi rum poolhall A falling wall wrecked seven autos in a used car lot adjoining The blaze which started from an explosion of un determined nature caused loss estimated at in addition to the loss of the autos When the west wall of the build ing started to fall outward sev eral men were trying to get cars out of the used car lot Warnings were shouted to them and they scurried for safety Max Katz and Herman Ahrens succeeded in ducking into the car office as the wall crashed to the ground and remained there were no more flying bricks No one was injured Flames Spread Quickly The fire was by Riehman garageman who was on his way across He reported he saw and heard an ex plosion in thetheater section Flames quickly shot through the building he turned in an Franklin and Bride Honeymooning in Secrecy left by the fire which destroyed the double store building on West Main street at Osage housing the Birum restaurant and poolhall on the first floor and the Birum theater on the second floor cars wrecked in a used car lot when they were buried by a falling wall in the Osage fire can be seen partly sticking up through the debris Photos by Martin Kayenay Engraving11 leaping from the windows as the fire was in progress are shown in this photo snapped by Atty John Bartlett river islands which Manchoukuo Japanese sponsored state con tends are hers Friction in the area brought an armed clash Wednesday between soviet gunboats and JapManchou kuoan border troops Repeats His Version The Japanese ambassador re peated his version of the battle to the soviet representative charging three Russian gunboats had invaded Manchoukuoan wa ters The Russian version as given in a dispatch of the Tass Russian official news agency declared A Japanese Manchoukuoan cutter fired at a soviet frontier guard boat in the vicinity of Sen nufu island in the Amur river Following a return of fire by the soviet post the Japanese opened artillery fire from the Manchou kuoan shore of Amur on the soviet frontier cutter cruising near the soviet shore damaging the cutter Two members of the crew were killed and three President and His Family at Hyde Park HYDE PARK N President Roosevelt arrived here of his family Thursday for a five day stay over the July Fourth holiday redBieura owns the three story brick building which was de stroyed The pool hall which also included a barber shop and the cafe were on the first floor On the second floor was the Birum the ater This theater was opened about two months ago in the hall formerly used as a dance hall It has been air conditioned and re decorated and had a seating capa city of about 300 Tne used car lot j next door was operated by George I Birum brother of Fred I Firemen Work 2 Hours Three walls of the building with a 50 foot frontage fell The front wall fell into Main street Fire men fought the blaze for two hours and kept it confined to the two buildings The flames were visible for many miles Wtev and smoke damaged the shoe shop operated by Art Olson to the east of the Birum building Fred Birums plans for the fu ture are yet uncertain The loss is largely covered by insurance A crowd attended Wednesday nights moving picture show when a Whoopee Party was held in the town F J Olson Mason City auto dealer is a soninlaw of George Birum DECLARES PACT WAS VIOLATED Italian Paper Says France Britain Have Not Kept Spanish Agreement ROME ff Italian Premier Benito Mussolinis newspaper II Popolo JDltalia of Milan accused Great Britain and France Thurs day of violating the Spanish non intervention agreement An editorial regarded bysome observers as from the Duce himself supplied the Spanish Valencia government with arms arid men and that big recruiting stations for war volunteers were operated in France Show Scant Interest In London officials showed but scant interest in the latest of Italian attacks on British policy Instead Britain looked to Rome and Berlin for suggestion to re build the international naval pa trol around Spain Germany and Italy having withdrawn their war ships from the patrol designed to prevent arms and men from reaching either side in the civil conflict Both Germany and Italy have flatly rejected an AngloFrench proposal that Britain and France take over the entire patrol To Tackle Problem The subcom mittee will tackle the problem again Friday its work further complicated by Portugals action Tuesday nightin withdrawing its on the Spanish frontier and suspending facilities for aid ing British observers Valencia the Spanish gov ernment foreign J o e s Giral Pereira charged tliai for eign powers were responsible for recentsubmarine attacksop Span vessels Young Roosevelts to Take Trip Abroad Starting on July WILMINGTON D e Franklin D Roosevelt and Ethel duPont were man and wife today honeymooning in secrecy after a rich but simple wedding climaxing a romance which had captivated the nation With the eyes of the country upon them as they were joined in the most publicized American wedding of the year the blond blue eyed bride and her tall ath letically built bridegroom slipped out of sight with the expert aid of the United States secret service Both President Roosevelt fath er of the bridegroom and Mrs Roosevelt conspired with a few members of the families and intimate friends to keep the honeymoon plans secret Mrs Roosevelt who has made many intimate family revelations in the past made it plain that this time she was not going to Report Is Confirmed There were reliable reports confirmed by Canadian Pacific steamship officials that on July 10 the young would go abroad onrthe liner Empress of Britain but their whereabouts i meanwhile was kept from the public Tlie couple bade farewell to their families and friends at a reception held at Owls Nest j home of the brides father Eugene I duPont TVednejday night after the wedding Secrefservice jaen such pEesidentaided thesmilingcouple as they slipped out into a rainy night The wedding rites were com pleted at p m GST Wed nesday in Christ Protestant Epis copal church Bridesmaids Kissed The 22 year old husband and his bride a year bis junior sought to force their parents from the spectator roles which both the Roosevelts and the duPonts had played all day At the reception Ethel whispered to the president An instant later he was the cen ter of a flock of bridesmaids all wanting a kiss Franklin repeated his fathers toast to the bride then proposed another To The first lady smiled at him fromher place in the reception line next to Mrs Eugene duPont the brides mother Greeted by duPont Gay camaraderie characterized duPonts greeting to the president on the latters visit to his home Welcome to Owls du Pont said bowing Thank you said the presi dent and Im coming back an other LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN WCEST HXJNI Cult Fanatic Convicted Mrs Former Senators Mother Dies PAGE 20 7 Injured Near Osage as Car Goes in Ditch PAGE 16 Iowa Golfers Play on in State Links Tourney PAGE 17 TWO HOT LEADS IN SLAYING FAIL All Suspects Held in Death of Three Small Girls Are Cleared INGLEWOOD Cal Two 5 French Air Force Men Killed in Crash NANCY France air force men were lolled Thursday when their plane crashed in flames at Essy Les Nancy air base llct The next rejoined his i hot leads toward a solution of SO THEY SAY John Wuest Hunt Father Di vine cult fanatic to thft foreman of the jury which found him guilty of transporting a girl across state lines for immoral purposes Thank you Homer Martin United Auto mobile Workers of America president on Ford Almanac charges of a plot by unnamed financiers to force Henry Ford to cscept a wage dicta tor so they can slash workers pay throughout the country Some more typical Ford Mo tor company Harry Galbraith Colorado Springs on eastern Colorados grasshopper scourge The once green prairies dotted with bril liant wild flowers are all a brown desolation worse than a President Roosevelt in a message to the Boy Scout na tlontl jamboree I have often expressed the conviction that there are many thousantls of men throughout our country who are better citizens today because in boyhood they hod enjoyed affiliation with the Boy host bring some white The president apparently hav ing a good time he did not want to leave stayed at the recep tion almost two hours longer than lie had planned That was after a two hour dinner prolonged by innumerable toasts Board Special Train Belorehe and Mrs Roosevelt boarded their special train for Hyde Park N the president watehed the bride and bridegroom gaily bid their guests goodbye from a second story entrance hall gallery and stood with the brides parents when Ethel tossed her bouquet to the eager girls below Aimee her brunet sister and maidofhcnor caught it Mr Roosevelt and Mr duPont gaily returned the kisses thrown to them by their newlywed son and daughter The Rev Endicott Peabody of ficiating minister 32 years ago conducted the same ceremony for Franklins father when he married Eleanor Roosevelt in New York The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday somewhat warmer Friday and in central portion Thursday iiiffht Minnesota Generally fair Thursday nisitt and Friday somewhat warmer In northwest portion Thursday night and east and south Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 2Vhpur period ending at8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday Minimum in night 51 At S a m Thursday the slaying of three young girls collapsed Thursday when Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz announced all suspects in custody had been cleared Attention had been centered on Luther Dow 33 pointed out by witnesses as the man who played with the children before they dis appeared last Saturday and on an unnamed member of a prominent Los Angeles family A brown paper candy bag bear ing four blurred fingerprints was found beneath one of the bodies The children Madeline Everett 7 her Melba 9 and Jea nette Marjorie Stephens 8 were lured from a playground here and taken four miles to Baldwin Hills where their bodies were found Amelia Earhart Puts Off Start of Flight to Howland Island LAE New Guinea Amelia Earhart postponed her de parture for Howland island Thurs day because a line breakdown at the Malabar radio station made it impossible to obtain time signals to set the chronometer on her plane The mile hop over the Pacific tiny island made Friday it conditions permit It is considered the most danger ous lap of Tier around the world flight v Miss Earhart hoped to start aC 11J30 p m Greenwich mean time y ro She was much disappointed at the showed her plane its radio to good NO VIOLENCE AS INLAND STEELS PLANT REOPENS Governor of Indiana Says Youngsfcown Firm Rejects Settlement Plan lantes estimated to number be tween 50 and 100 raided heed quarters of striking lumberjacks here and in Bessemer seven miles away early Thursday and were reported to have escorted several strike leaders out of town Mrs Norman Harris wife of a C I O organizer who came here from West Virginia recently to or ganize iron miners reported to Ironwood police several unidenti fied men seized her husband dragged him automobile and took him spoke here last week at a meeting of lumberjack strikers Windows were smashed and furniture overturned at stalest headquarters in both Ironwood and Ironwood ai a to Palace hall meeting place used as barracks for striking lumberjacks by one of the strike leaders who asked either pro tection or for A crowd had front of the call police said arid several shots were fired inside the one waVKit andthere was no disorder beyond the shots Police reported seized a shotgun rifle and some ammuni tion later advising the strikers to leave The strikers whose number was not estimated did so WORKERS tlNMOLESTED AS THEY EETURX TO JOBS EAST CHICAGO Smiling workers walked unmo through the two main gates of the Inland Steel plant here tne first time since May 27 when a strike call closed the mill Their march began sev eral hours before the whistles blew It was a happy back to work movement Many wearing freshly laundered overalls carried lunch boxes in one hand and rested the other on the shoulder of fellow workers Only a lew hours before hun dreds had joined in a citywide celebration which followed Gov M Clifford Townsends announce ment that the Inland strike af fecting employes had been settled There was a wild demonstration when Van A Bittner Chicago re gional director of the C I noti fied strike leaders to call the men off the picket lines let there be no interference with the return ot men to Singing shouting and cheering men and women paraded through the streets until well past mid pight A C I O dance was turned into a victory celebration YOCNGSTOWN SHEET AND TUBE REJECTS TERMS INDIANAPOLIS M Clifford Townsend said early Thursday the Ycungstown Sheet and Tube company had declined lo enter into an agreement with the state labor department for termin ation of the strike at its East Chi cago plant but had informed him no attempt would be made to operate Thursday ORGANIZER SURRENDERS ON EXPLOSIVES CHARGE WARREN Ohio Hall WarrenNiles district C I O unionorganizer surrendered to police Thursday on a charge of unlawful possession of explosive devices in connection with dis orders in the steel strike Hall who was accompanied by tee Pressman C L O general counsel waived preliminary ex amination before Munidpal Judge Ralph Speak and was bound to the grand jury under bond Pressman said he could not say whether bond would be given Chief of Police B J Gillen filed the charge Sidney Watkins 29 arrested Wednesday was on the1 same charge Halls ar rest brought to five the number now in jail as thejesuit of police investigation of steel strike dyna mi tings ;