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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa R NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Of COUP ces UOINES t A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS ACOPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 25 1939 THIS PAPen CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 246 JAPAN AGAIN ASSAILS BRITAIN China 5 Months Ago Had Largest Army straight lowdown on the armies of the world is in the remote Leaven worth staff school war depart ment quarterly magazine which is being handed around the inside It shows what the various na tions really had in trained man power as late as March 1 this year Official dom is more than ordinarily interested b e cause of the published re port that a new Munich settle ment is in the Kidnaped Pastor Freed in Jerusalem by Arabs Paul Mallon making to cut armies sharply It reveals A secondary power now losing a war had the largest army in the world five months ago China with 4000000 Nearest her was her conqueror in the field at Japan with 2000000 Third was Russia with 1500000 Then come the leading world diplomatic powers down the line in order Germany and Italy 1 000000 each France 750000 Poland 280000 and far last Britain with even less than little Poland 209000 3 Reserves But these are fooling figures in a way Rankings change some what when trained reserves are considered Russia had the as tounding total trained manpower of 18000000 She has more trained men than her two leading adversaries Germany and Japan combined On paper she could fight them both at once but many a military man will tell you the Russian training is so inefficient the paper balance would not stand that test Behind Russia the trained armed strength lines up in order APPEARS WORN ANDEXHAUSTED BY EXPERIENCE Reported to Have Been on Good Terms With Captors However JERUSALEM Rev Gerould R Goldner kidnaped a week ago by an Arab band was released late Tuesday He ap peared worn and exhausted when he reach Jerusalem The return ol the young Mo gadore Ohio pastor ended a nerveracking experience for his aged father the Rev Jacob Gold ner of Cleveland who broke down during the protracted nego tiations which brought alterna tive hopes and fears for his sons safety Held Since July 18 The younger Goldner had been in the hands a band of Arab kidnapers since July 18 when he and his father were seized on a trip to visit a Greek monastery at Mar Saba on the Dead sea The father was freed the next day and sent into Jerusalem with the kidnapers demand for 000 ransom The release came a few hours after one of the keenest disap pointments of the weeklong ne Mass Marriages in Montreal BRITAIN SET TO THWART WORK OF TERRORISTS 5000 Suspects Are Under Surveillance of Scotland Yard Hampton Man Blind Since July 3 Regains Eyesight to Japan 6500 000 France 6250000 Germany away down 5000000 Po land 1780000 and Great Brit ain a paltry 509000 The Quasi official magazine says Italy had 88 per cent of her maximum military manpower trained and ready France 63 per cent Russia 53 Japan 43 and she was in a Germany 33 Poland 22 China 20 and Brit ain 7 The U S was not considered Position of Hull The administration did not gotiations Men who spent the night on the Y M C A terrace in hope of being first to greet the young Mogadore Ohio preacher went to bed finally sleep A crowd of 20000 persons assembled in the Montreal baseball park for a program that included a mass marriage ceremony for 105 couples arranged by the Young Catholic Workers movement Some of the couples are shownpicre lined up at their prayer stools Preparations for the mass marriages had been under way for a year seem to like these recently pub lished European peace reports coming so soon after Mssrs Boosevelt and Hull had argued Senator Borah about how dangerous the situation was State Secretary Hull however thought there was no conflict be tween the dangers suggested at the white house conference and the possibility of a peace understand ing His official position is that he has always believed in understate ment rather than overstatements about conditions abroad when they are of a more or less threatening nature His opinion is that the odds are definitely against a general war but when powerful nations are armed heavily and telling the world just what their policy and purpose is it is very unwise for peaceful peoples to ignore the possibilities of accident and unin tentional outbreaks To those who know that this Js Mr Hulls position it means the state department now expects peace also a Arnold Wont Leave Yet Big businessmen who may have been hoping the reports were true that TrustCruncher Thurman Ar nold is going back to Yale should keep their hopes in restraint Mr Arnold is going back to Yale someday but no plans have been made He wants to teach and write a modern equivalent of Bryces American Commonwealth when he gets through with big business here but the Yale board of trus tees is impatient Some difficulties have arisen between them which are not yet settled Arnold will not leave until he considers his trust bending campaign functioning smoothly which might be next February but probably later Copyright Kinc Features inc before rene HadFeared Hitch United States Consul General George Wads worth arid A L Mil ler Y M C A secretary had checked desert sources to ascer tain anew the prospects of Gold ners return after a weeks cap tivity As the morning hours had dragged on there was rising fear of a hitch in the negotiations for Goldners release Intermediaries had expected him to appear here by dawn Besides gaining assurances that Goldner was alive and well the intermediary was understood earlier to have established that the prisoner was on such good terms with his captors that they were teaching him Arabic in ex change for instruction in English Freed of Charge of Causing Damage by Unrooting Petunias GLENWOOD F M McCluskey who doesnlt like petunias had been freed Tuesday on a charge he caused damage by uprooting such flowers from the courthouse lawn Ruling that no evidence had been introduced to show that the petunias in question had any value Justice of the Peace J Mc Pherron Monday dismissed a com plaint filed against Dr McCluskey by Chairman F J Plumb of the county board Testimony at the hearing and statements of the principals dis closed that Dr McCluskey helped raise to landscape the court house lawn several years ago and that caretakers later had planted petunias on the grounds to add color The dentist said he objected to the flowers because they spoiled the beauty of the lawn and had been planted where petunias of all plants should not be planted Passjenger c Crowd of 250000 at Chicago Overwhelms Her for a Moment CHICAGO UPJ Pons coloratura soprano who has sung before many an imposing audi ence had a touch of stage fright Monday night It lasted only a few seconds That was when she stepped on to the stage of the band shell in Grant park with her conductor husband Andre Kostelanetz and saw an audience which police es timated at record for the citys free series of open air concerts The first spectator had arrived at 7 a m to start a 12hour wait to hear Miss Pons sing Hundreds of others arrived during the morning and afternoon Several hundred of the crowd broke through a cordon of police escorting Miss Pons from the park at the conclusion of her program and besieged her for autographs The patrolmen had a difficult time for several minutes Six per sons were injured slightly in the crash I was overwhelmed Miss Pons said It was a greater thrill than my first appearance at the Metropolitan For a moment I had stage fright I was terribly im Explosion Causes Blaze at Farragut FARRAGUT Iowa which followed an explosion If 3 Brothers Plan Reunion It Will Be in Reformatory OSKALOOSA three Os kaloosa brothers have a reunion soon it will have to be in the state reformatory at Anamosa Gale Sage 21 was sentenced to 10 years in the reformatory Mon day when he pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering Already in the same institution are two of his brothers John who is serving time for shooting his wife and Harry who is under sentence for auto theft Tuesday destroyed the Farmers CoOperative elevator here Manager Ray Cox said the ex plosion may have been caused by spontaneous combustion He said 1000 bushels of wheat 1200 bushels of corn and 900 bushels of oats burned in addition to 50 tons of feed LILY FONS Overwhelmed Chinese Port SHANGHAI British asseriger steamer Haitan was rei orted Tuesday to havestruck a loating mine between Formosa nd Swatow the Chinese port hich is occupied by the Japan se The steamer was an anchor ap arently disabled and taking wat r in two of its holds The Haitan is a ship of3354 ons owned by the British Doug as Steamship company The incident emphasized the xtent of Japans blockade of jorts on the China coast which is upplemented by the sowing of mines in river mouths ipproaches to harbors and the WILLS CHISOX TO FAMILY J Louis Comiskey Bequeathes Interest to Widow Children CHICAGO UPJ late J Louis Comiskey Tuesday be queathed his controlling interest in the Chicago American league baseball club to his family with provision that it remain under the trusteeship of the First National bank of Chicago Terms of the will were disclosed by Paul Godehn attorney for the estate and the will was filed for probate Those who share in the estate are Mrs Grace Reidy Comiskey the widow Charles A Comiskey II 13 his son anc Grace Lou 17 and Dorothy 22 daughters LONDON was set Tuesday for a lightninglike drive to thwart any Irish republican army sabotage and terrorism with official disclosure that 5000 sus pects were under day and night surveillance Official sources said the sus pects were being watched by Scotland Yard and military intel ligence service men They also stated there would be an imme diate roundup upon enactment of a government emergency bill de signed to crush the outlawed I R A Quick raids on homes of known I R A members and sympathiz ers would be made under ex traordinary powers granted by the measure it was said and many might be reported forth with Hoare Makes Appeal The bill sped toward final pass agebefore parliaments scheduled adjournment Aug 4 after a per sonal appeal by Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare who declared I R A terrorism was stimulated by foreign powers The bill was passed on second reading Monday night and ad vanced to third reading by law makers heard Sir Samue document S It wasunder sefte d that I B Ai terrorists wef operating Would Blast Buildings He hinted it might have been worked out by the staff of some foreign power It called for blast ing of parliament buildings wrecking key industries and pol luting water supplies Meanwhile reports that R S Hudson secretary of overseas trade might be forced to resign were stilled by Prime Minister Chamberlains public exoneration of him in the house of commons Monday Chamberlain said there was no impropriety in Hudsons discussing with Dr Helmuth Wohlthat German trade expert possibilities of enabling Germany to return to a policy of negotia tion and disarmament through a huge loan and a colonial settle ment Was Not Inconsistent The London Times which often mirrors government opinion said othing Hudson had advanced was in the least degree incon istent with national policy as all chools of thought now under tand it The Times added that Hudson appears to have put forward lothing more than might be heard vith universal approval from suddenly as he was stricken blind the evening of July 3 E J Gillett 30 regained his sight Awakened about Sunday by his mother Mrs Margaret Gillett and Wayne Craighton who had come to call on him he opened his eyes to find that he could distinguish objects in the room at first as though in twilight but within an hour or two as clearly as ever Mr Gillett lost his sight with out warning while visiting with Hampton friends July 3 and had been totally blind since Physi cians at Rochester Minn and at Hampton held hopes for his re covery from the first The rare malady is described by his physician as inflamation of the optic nerve caused by the nerve and eyestrain of his occu pation of driving a gravel truck Otranto Man j Fatally Hurt by Lightning OTRANTO Frank Lonergan 9 was killed nt Monday afternoon when struck by light ning while he was working on the Harry Lenz farm four miles north of Otranto Mr Lonergan vas combining clover at the time of the accident He was working with Mr Lenz when an electric and rain storm began Mr Lenz left his work and urged Lonergan to accompany him to the farm home until the storm had abated but Lonergan refused saying he would remain and finish the work When Lenz returned to the field following the brief storm he found Lonergans body Lon ergan was employed by Pet Hanson Otranto implement deal er and farmer The body wa taken to the Champion funera home at Osage LOOK INSIDE FOR SIGRID GUR1E member of any British party on any platform F R Puts Domestic Silver Price at 64 Cents an Ounce WASHINGTON Roosevelt Tuesday issued a spec ial proclamation fixing a price o 6465 cents an ounce for silver do mestically mined prior to mid night of June 30 and not tenderec to the treasury by that time Posse of 200 Hunts Albert Lea Boy in Wood LAPORTE Minn ad venturesome 6 year old boy Rus sell Jensen son of an Albert Lea packing house foreman was lost Tuesday in the dense Paul Bunyan state forest with a posse of 200 mfn and CCC enrollees hunting him The child disappeared Monday morning after following his father Curtis and his uncle the Rev Roy Olson of Minneapolis to the beach of Lake Kabekona where they went fishing He was last seen walking along he beach and his tracks led intrj the woods Treacherous svamps in which the boy could easily lope his life dot the forest Beides lack of focd and possible inability to find water She boys endurance would be further weakened by the swarms of mosquitoes w h j c 1 plague woodsmen at night Posses were spurred on by rec ollection of the fate of 4 year ol Harlan H Ware who disappearec never to be seen again in th swamp bogs near the Pine river in Case county a year ago Donali Fogcl 3 lived however througl 24 hours of torturing mosquitoe in the woods iast summer A poss of 200 found the child GILLETTE WILL ATTEND CHEROKEE are be ng made to entertain 200 veter ans of the 52nd Iowa volunteer in antry of the SpanishAmerican war at a reunion here August 13 Senator Guy M Gillette will be among the prominent persons at tending the committee in charge announced fatherPat Hqse Minn hi wlddw four daughters and tnre sons They are Mrs Horace Lang of Waterloo Mrs Claude Voshe of Carpenter Mrs H Schultz o Osage Mrs Krndshuh of Osagi and Milburn Merlyn and Marvin all at home LIGHTNING FELLS 3 AT DES MOINES DES MOINES storms which swept Iowa Mon day killed one man and knocked two women golfers and their cad dies to the ground felling trees and power lines near Des Moines Frank Lonergan 48 was killed when a lightning bolt struck him Mrs Herbert Sohm her daughter Jean n and two caddies were felled by nearby bolts while scurrying for shelter at the Des Moines Golf and Country club during a heavy downpour Out side of immediate shock none ap parently was injured Des Moines bore the brunt of Mondays showers with a total of 236 inches most of it falling in two hours between p m and p m No other point in the state reported more than an inch and a half of rain Electric and telephone service was interrupted in several parts of the city by falling trees and lightning Heavy hail storm in the west residential section beat lown flower beds tore off small ranches and caused some damage o roofs Actress Announces PJaijrh PAGE 2 Admits Slaying of Girl 1 Sheriff IVilliam Henry Ram sey announced at Attica Ind that Thomas Boycc 26 year old course worker had made an oral confession that he killed Elizabeth DcBruickcr II Attica schoolgirl BIRMINGHAM SCORES DRIVE Criticizes Use of Highway Patrolmen as Storm Troopers DES MOINES tale Central Committee Chair nan E H Birmingham Tuesday oosed a blast at the liquor and ambling enforcement drive of the epubiican state administration riticizing the use of highway alrolmen as storm troopers and prohibition agents It is becoming increasingly vident that Governor Wilson nnd lis stooge Karl Fischer public afety are becom Sanning of Music n Beer Taverns Asked by Owners MARSHALLTOWN libition of music in beer taverns both vocal and instrumental was asked by tavern owners in a peti ion to the city council Monday night A majority of the owners joined n the petition claiming it easier LO live up to the law if all music n their places of business canned The petition was referred to the councilmanic committee of or dinances The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday ex cept local thundershowcrs in east portion Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday night cooler in vi cinity of Davenport and Du buque Tuesday night some what warmer in centra and cast portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednes day warmer in extreme south east portion Wednesday cooler northwest Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain U Escapes Injury in TrainCar Collision PAGE 16 Mason City Teams in RedHot Softball Race PAGE 0 MORE FRICTION OCCURS AFTER ENGLAND BOWS AntiLondon Measures Are Intensified in Northern China SHANGHAI measures were intensified in North China and new British Japanese friction arose in Shanghai Tuesday in the fact of Britains promise at Toluo to stay out the way of the Japanese army in China The British consulgeneral at Shanghai protested to the Japan ese consulgeneral against deten tion of H Rose chief of the inter national settlement municipal councils public health depart ment by police of the Japanese dominated Shanghai municipality For Garbage Dumping Rose 100 Chinese and a Rus sian all employes of the depart ment were detained on orders the Chinese mayor It was re ported that the Japanesedomi nated puppet regime had threat ned to hold them until the in ernational settlement paid arrears or garbage dumping privileges Officials of the settlement mu nicipal council said the puppet government had been demanding a monthly sum and arrears which were understood to amount to 50000 Chinese dollars 54500 At Peiping the Japanesespon sored political party Hsinminhui sent instructions to branches in Shansi Shantung Hopeh and Ho nan Provinces to tighten anti British boycotts and demonstra tions Plan Propaganda Campaign Hsinminhui anrjouheecV a widespread propagand paign throughput China moving toons The Shanghai Chinese press commented bitterly on Mondays BritishJapanese agreement call ing it another Munich At Chungking before hearing of the announcement of the agree ment Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek termed unthinkable reports that BritishJapanese negotiations at Tokio would result in a fat eastern Assailed in Press The influential Shungpo de clared Britains foreign policy commands no confidence while Chung Mei Jih Pao predicted Bri tain would lose prestige in the far east and the Chinese people will lose all confidence in British morality The Americanowned English language China Press declared that Britain was sacrificing her own honor and interests in a fu governor Inquires Whos Birmingham DBS MOINES Gov George A Wilson didnt waste words in his reply to State Democratic Chairman E II Birminghams statement on ad ministrationsponsored liquor and rambling raids Whos Birmingham was the only comment forthcoming tile effort to defend the empire However the Americanowned Shanghai Evening Post and Mer cury said Britain so far mereiy had recognized facts oE the China situation and when it comes to matters of really material con sequence Britain is not going to back down ng worried over tiic inaability of their newly organized political highway Function in a manner satisfactory to the people Birmingham wrote in a prepared statement Cites Death Increase With highway deaths increas ing almost hourly Fischer now is blaming these tragedies on beer taverns and old automobiles Before Wilson and Fischer got on the public payroll when Chief John Hattery handled the patrol as a nonpolitical organization Iowa had as many old cars and as many taxerns but the highway death toll showed a steady de crease thanks to the efficiency of the patrol Needed on Highways They were on the highways where their very presence served to warn the reckless driver and where their courtesy and helpful ness to motorists made them wel come Now they have become prohi bition agents performing the un dignified job of routing tavern keepers out of bed at all hours of the night to make a display of force KILLS WIFE AND SON 6 Man Then Sets Fire to Home and Seriously Wounds Himself THERESA Attorney Clarence Tracger said Tuesday Walter H Klix 41 year old telegrapher shot and kilied his wife and six year old son and then seriously wounded himself Tuesday morning After shooting his wife Mar garet 34 and his son Herbert hrough the heart apparently as they slept Klix set fire lo their home after putting a bullet through his own chest the district attor ney reporet The Theresa fire department summoned by a neighbor found Klix outside a window through which he apparently had climbed Firemen then removed the slight ly charred bodies of the two vic tims from separate beds in the bedroom Klix was taken fo St Agnes hos pital in Fond du Lac where phy sicians gave him a 5050 chance of recovering Firemen found a 38 caliber automatic revolver which District Attorney Trngcr said he had been used to do all the shooting Tracger said he had attempted to question Klix who was em ployed at a railroad depot here but that Klix said he would talk later when he felt better Hospital attendants reported Klix was suf fering from delusions ;