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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HABLON K H 1ST MEM A T OEPT of OES UQlHtS I A v f VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY vruiej MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 20 UBOAT ATTACK OFF BOSTON PROBED Argentina Claims Islands By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist EVER HEAR of tile Mai vinos islands Probably not I cant find that name on any map avail able in this country or in any geographical gazetteer But youll find the Falkland islands all right Those are the islands off which Admiral Sturdees Brit ish squadron wiped out Ad tn i r a 1 von Specs fleet of German raid ers early in the last World w a r Theyre 300 miles to the eastward STEWART Irom the Al gentine coast out in the South Atlantic Well the Mai vinos group and the Falklands are one and the same rather several and the same things Argentine maps say that theyre the Malvinos islands All other maps refer to them as the Falklands This conflict in designations is a bad worry to our state depart ment Some early navigator first sighted these isles soon after Co lumbus time Other navigators of various nationalities sighted them subsequently but no country laid claim to them until the French did in 1764 After that title to em was disputed by the French Eng lish and Spanish respectively Finally they gravitated to Spain though the English didnt waive claim But nobody cared much They7 and of no consequence Too Many Pirates Shortly before the Monroe Doc trine made its appearance Argen tina proclaimed its independence of Spain set up in business as a republic on its own account and announced that the Malvinos bunch was an outlying possession of its own However the Argentines didnt police the archipelago worth cent They couldnt they were too young Pirates found it a convenient base of operations and became a pest to Yankee shipping in adja cent waters Accordingly in 1831 Uncle Sam dispatched to the scene a cruiser which cleaned out the sea marauders Why we didnt keep said islands then isnt a bit clear but we didnt We didnt turn em back to Argentina either We recognized em as English The English thereupon started to colonize them Theyve hung on ever since Continue Peeved The Argentines were dead sore and have remained so They say that that was a heck of a way for Uncle Samuel to live up to his Monroe Doctrine About once yearly to this date theyve taken occasion diplomatically to remind the world that the Malvinos group or Falklands belongs to THEM During the last World war they repeatedly were asked Why doesnt the Argentine republic join the Allies And the Argen tines persistently answered How about the Malvinos islands The little critters dont signify materially from a territorial standpoint But theyre an impor tant naval base They dominate the Strait of Magellan Strategi cally theyre vital as to South Atlantic and South Pacific mari time warfare Same Old Question At present Argentinas putting the same old Query What about the Malvinos is lands The situation is aggravated at this juncture because the English are accused of hunting military recruits in Argentina and concen trating them at Port Stanley cap ital of the Malvinos group or The Argentines rea son that this is a barefaced vio lation of their neutrality HOUSE LEADERS PREDICT ARMS VOTESATURDAY Foes Line Up Talks to Continue Debate to Delay Ballot WASHINGTON democratic leaders pleased with their initial show of strength ex pressed confidence Wednesday that they had the votes to block arms embargo proposals and to make the administration neutral ity program the law of the land by Saturday Disputing these claims Represen tative Fish RN opposition leader said there was not only a good chance that the house would insist on an outright or modified ban on arms shipments to belliger ents but that embargo advocates could darn near get the kind of bill they wanted The administration wants the embargo repealed and the senate has approved such a proposal The house last summer however passed a neutrality bill containing a modified embargo Because of this difference of opinion the administration asked for creation of a senatehouse con ference committee to frame a sin gle bill The house Tuesday agreed to that procedure but it permitted opponents of repeal to offer mo tions to instruct the house con ferees Consequently debate be gan at once and probably will continue until Thursday after noon The immediate issue was a mo DConri1 to WeSfluse con ferees to demand an embargo on arms ammunition and implements of war as provided in existing law No formal time limit was placed on the debate but Democratic Leader Rayburn said he would move to begin voting on the Shan ley motion Thursday afternoon Fish however said he had SO more orators on hand and ex pressed belief that opponents could keep the argument going until Friday Administration leaders felt cer tain they could defeat the Shanley motion in view of Tuesdays vote of 237 to 177 to shut off debate on the parliamentary procedure for sending the bill to conference Embargo advocates had opposed the proposal contending that it was a gag Tuesdays debate produced lit tle material that had not been heard in the month of discussion in the senate The ar gument over the method of con sidering the bill embraced charges and denials that city slicker tac tics were being followed Mitchell Man Cleaning Gun UfflNTC II Tft LOOK INSIDE FOR Visits Fatally Shoots Self cleaning his shotgun in preparation for Halloween pranksters Joe Novak 55 fatally shot himself accidentally Tuesday afternoon at his home here i Passed diagonally through his abdomen piercing his neart airs Novak was preparing the evening meal when the accident occurred and she witnessed shooting Mr Novak was a farmer and had lived in the Mitchell vi cinity for 20 years Officers stated that they had learned that Novaks farm had been raided by Halloween mau rauders for several years This year he had stated he was deter mined he would suffer no further losses Coroner Dr G E Krepelka who conducted the investigation with Sheriff Charles Kathan termed the shooting as accidental Surviving are his wife four ons Joe of Chicago Benjamin of Cedar Rapids Stanley of Osage and Lewis of Mitchell and one daughter Mrs Blanche Lewis of near Orchard Funeral plans have not been completed Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman Engaged HOLLYWOOD film colony learned officially Wednes day a bit of news it has suspected for some Ronald Rea San and Jane Wyman rising young film players are engaged They indicated the marriage would not take place until after 1 when they return from a personal appearance tour Reagan is a former Des Moincs resident FINLAND FACES SOVIET THREAT Delegation Continues Toward Moscow With Reported Final Reply MOSCOW caught in the vise of conflicting European interests apparently faced the choice Wednesday of making con cessions and a territorial trade with soviet Russia or refusing at the risk of a fight PremierForeign Commissar Vyacheslaff Molotov said the Rus sian proposals are extremelv modest and are confined to that minimum without which it is im possible to safeguard the security of the U S S R and to put on a firm footing the friendly relations with Finland The Finnish delegation which has conferred twice with Molotov was enroute to Moscow with Finlands final answer when Molotov disclosed what Russia wanted A strip of territory nonh of Leningrad title to some islands in the Gulf of Finland a naval base at the mouth of the gulf portions of the Rybachi peninsula and de militarization of the Finnish bor der In exchange Finland would be given a larger strip of soviet Karelia and Russia would with draw objections to Finnish for tification of the Aaland islands in the Gulf of Bothnia 100 CHILDREN TAKE KIDF AUDUBON than 100 kindergarten and first grade pupils enjoyed a new first train they were taken on a ninemile trip over a branch line railroad from Audu bon to Exira TEAR GAS USED TO BREAK RIOT 2000 Celebrants Arc Caught in Act of Wrecking Buildings GLENDALE Cal I and firemen used tear gas early Wednesday to break up a riot of an estimated 2000 Halloween celebrants who were practically wrecking a block the downtown district Approximately 75 boys of ele mentary school age were seized into the city jail and into other mu nicip al buildings when Frantic calls firsf came to police that a small army of boys had sifted into the downtown district and massed at Brand and Broad way A store window or two caved in and signs began coming down Boys began ripping up mailboxes and traffic signals and tossing them into the boulevard Automo biles were picked up and over turned First police to arrive look a quick look and rushed back for re serves Then the fire department was called out Police puffed teai gas into the youthful mob and grabbed youngsters right and left hustled them into patrol cars A crowd of anxious parents be gan assembly outside the police station early Wednesday morning awaiting a chance to bail or parole their sons out One Killed 8 Hurt in 3 Crashes in Fort Dodge Vicinity FORT DODGE per son was killed and eight injured in three highway accidents in the Fort Dodge territory Tuesday night Merle of Mis sion Texas tiied in a Fort Dodge hospital from injuries he received in an accident north ol here In the same accident Mrs Merle Hommel 35 was critically injured and John B Wagner 68 Helen Merle Hommel 6 and Robert H Hommel 3 all of Mission were slightly injured Highway patrol men said that Wagner who was driving lost conirol of the car Woman With Dies of Malnutrition and Ase Infirmities OSHKOSH Wis Braun 78 died from malnutrition and old age Neighbors had found her in her unheatcd home only a feiv crusts of bread on a table and had urged her to call a doctor I cant afford such things she had answered Authorities announced Wednes day they had discovered that she had a 510000 bank account deeds to four houses and 53000 pinned to her clothing WILLIAM C McCCISTION His Arrest Frameup Charges Dies at Probe 3 North Iowa Schools to Face Early Cage Tests PAGE 11 Community Chest Drive Reaches Total PAGE 4 New Klemme School to Open Formally Nov 10 PAGE 10 DOWS AUTO CRASH FATAL Wayne Bridges 37 Victim Had Never Regained Consciousness HAMPTON Wayne Bridges 37 who suffered head injurie from which he never regainec consciousness in a collision south east of Dows Sunday died in thi hospital here Wednesday fore noon The truck with which Bridges car collided was driven by Wal lace Welzein of Dows who was accompanied by his wife With Bridges at the time of the collision on a county road miles south and 3 miles east of Dows were his wife her sister June Lindsay 13 and her brother Lester Lindsay 18 All suffered injuries of a less serious nature Bridges worked on the Eber hardt farm near Alden RECALL FROM RUSSIANS McCormack Shouts Protests to Soviet Criticisms of F R WASHINGTON ff A de mand that the United States re call its ambassador to Russia be cause of Premier Molotovs criti cism of President Roosevelt was njected into the house neutrality debate Wednesday by Representa tive McCormack D Mass Describing both Russia and Germany as the antiGod forces of the world today McCormack aid he had read newspaper ac jounts of Molotovs address to the supreme soviet Tuesday in which President Roosevelt was criticized Tor intervening in Russias ne gotiations with Finland and it was stated that this countrys moves o repeal its arms embargo would intensify aggravate and pro iract the European war For lhat slalcmenl made by the official representative of soviet Russia BIcCormack shouted the Unilcd States ought to recall its ambassador That should be the answer of the TJnited Slates to this atlempt to influence American public grave breach of intemalional law Laurence A Steinhardt is United States ambassador to Rus McCormacks comment on Molotovs speech came within two hours after Stephen Early presi denlial press secretary had ques tioned in a conference with re coincidental that Molotov had criticized the president at a time when an important vote was scheduled here in the house on the neutrality legislation Subsequently at the stale de partment Secretary Hull when asked about the Russian premiers remnrks said the American move in the RussoFinnish situation spoke for itself in that it was a simple appeal for peace Advocates of the arms embargo argued doggedly for their cause in the house as the best way to world peace but administration leaders clung confidently to their belief the ban would be lifted by Saturday Representative Barton R N asking that the house tell its representatives on a joint senatehouse committee to insist on keeping the embargo asserted that this miffht help enil a war lhat nohody wants Lifting it he said might be the signal to start the real war in most stupid most crazy and most cockeyed war in history Wins Iowa Husking Title Red Grange lo Name Best Looking Iceman w CHICAGO countrys most widely heralded iceman of 15 years ago has been cast in a new of judge of a con test to select Chicagos most hand some iceman The head of the judging committee is Harold Red Grange the Wheaton 111 iceman who made gridiron history as a University of Illinois backfield star Miller Not Candidate for Governor of Iowa in 1940 DES MOINES Secre fary of State Earl G Miller Wednesday announced he was passing up running for governor of Iowa against George AWilson next year but hinted that he may try for that job in the 1942 elec tions Miller said lie would run again for secretary of stale in 1940 1 have no thought of running for governor now he said in a statement We are all working in harmony up here at the capital I have been asked by thou sands of my friends over the state to run for governor this time but I have decided not to do so The situation might be alto gether different in 1942 Talk of a Miller candidacy for governor developed during the last legislative session when the republican reorganization program transferred nearly all of the secre tary of states powers including control of the state motor vehicle department to Governor Wilson Towns Only Teamster Searches for Horses OSKALOOSA Ross Oskaloosas only teamster was forced to suspend business Tues day night while police searched for his horses They were found a mile away in a pasture Wednesday evi dently led away by Halloween pranksters Weighing in a net load of 24397 pounds Alvin Roberts of Musca ilne county above won the loxva state cornhuskingcontest near Fairfield Tuesday Turn to page 2 for pictures of crowd Iowa Oaily Press Photo Atalissa Man Husks 2439 Pounds for Champion Honors Will Competein National Contest Friday at Lawrence How They Finished Huskcr Residence Poundage Alvin Roberts Atalissa 24307 George Slcffcns Wiota 23803 Lcc Stolen iWorninff Sun 23538 Eldred Slallman Fairfax 23326 Ray Wilson Webster City 23304 Ken Wcdemeycr Adair 22348 Milton Kihtzle Bernard 21849 Hf W Pommer Ferry 21789 Ernest Jensen Ilarlan 21493 Orville Kadke Aha21454 Henry Pclerson Calleiulcr 21426 Woodrow Diclrich Monroe 21384 Clyde Tague Pleas Valley 21334 Arthur Kaisch Geneva 20578 Alan Skow Rutland 20114 Louis Kelly Ilinton 19515 Eusenc Crousc Conrad 13118 Earl Justice Manilla 19021 Albert Prichard Alton 17982 By HANK HOOK the last shall be first Alvin Roberts of Atalissa drew the last number 19 on lanes in the slate cornhusking contest here Tuesday but came out No 1 when the weighing was done willi net load of 2439 pounds George Steffens of Wiota was second with 1 a net load of 2389 pounds A crowd estimated nt between 45 000 and 50000 followed the con testants under a smiling sun The winners load was about the same weight as the winner in dis trict contest at Mason City but the corn was unusually dry and Outbreak of Head Hunting Is Reported MANILA new outbreak of Christian head hunting was reported in nearby Nueva Ecija province Wednesday Constabu lary police said killers beheaded four members of a family at an isolated village The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday and Thursday colder except in southcentral with freeze Wednesday night slowly rising temperature in northwest Thursday after noon MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and somewhat colder hard freeze in norlh mocierale to hard in south Wednesday Thursday generally fair slowly rising lemperalure in afternoon in west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Tuesday 53 Minimum Tuesday 25 At 8 a m Wednesday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 14 light here drought owing to prolonged By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS inland orders delegates to con tinue on to Moscow after Premier Molotov reveals soviet demands for terri tory M 0 S C 0 choice apparently is to make concessions or face possibility of a fight of Ger man war initiative grows in Berlin r e n c h say Germans trying to encircle French village repulsed LONDON Britain re ports scouting flights over northern Germany gov c r i m c n t iicknovvledges threat of major food short age The norlh ccnlral winners Wilson Raisch anil Skow came in No 3 14 and 15 rcspcclivcly Sinking of British Steamer Is Disclosed LONDON The sinking of he 517 ton British steamer FIND NO TRACE OF BRITISH SHIP WHICH WAS HIT Coast Guard Ships Planes Join Hunt for Trace of Boat Crew WASHINGTON escue craft afloat and in the air widened their search Wednesday for the British freighter Coul more which flashed word Tuesday night it had been attacked by a submarine about 680 miles east New York First on the scene ihc coast suard cutter Bibb found no race of the 3670 ton vessel nor of survivors The Bibb then left the spot and turned northward Besides the Bibb the cutlers Hamilton Campbell Chelan Aigo and Duane with two coast guard planes and an unannounced number of United States navy vessels combed the area The navy said cryptically ils ships were helping in savinglife at sea While the search went on it was stated in official Washing ton quarters that if the Coulmore liad been attacked within this hemispheres new neutrality zone was United States would consult immediately with other American republics on a course of action v Possible steps included a pro test to Germany should it de velop that a German subma rine was involved When the Coulmore called at Boston with a cargo of Russia coal on Sept9sbe carried of 34 and the wife Ernest Davies Shore radio stations safe the signals from the Coulmore were not heard very plainly until 1238 a m C S although picked up faintly as early as p m The vessel built in 1936 and owned by the Dornach Shipping company plied between North American Cuban and European ports She js 352 feet long STATIONS RECEIVE CALLS FOR HELP BOSTON coast guard cutters and navy destroyers and airplanes battled galeswept seas and a heavy wind Wednesday in search of the British freighter Coulmore or her survivors in re sponse to a wireless report that she had been attacked by a sub marine Tuesday night 400 mites southeast of Boston A serious storm passed over that area Tuesday and a 40mile wind continued to whistle Wednesday making perilous the position of any lifeboat occupants The storm also would have made the surface operation of a submarine difficult The reported submarine at tack apparently occurred within tlic neutrality zone set up by the PanAmcrican conference Not a word was received from the freighter after her initial calis for assistance When the Coulmore called at Boston with a cargo of Russian coal on Sept 3 she carried a creiv of 34 and the wife of the captain Mrs Ernest Davics Mrs Davies said she intended to remain aboard for the return passage The navy did not elaborate on the part it was playing beyond stating it was cooperating with the coast guard in saving life at Bronte disclosed Wednesday with the arrival in England of her o UobciUs who has competed crcv Th in 7 state events goes the most highly coveted reward in agri cultural sportsdom the Wallaces Farmer tall bronze trophy a check for S100 and the right to compete at the national contest at Lawrence Kans Friday Stcf fens also qualified to enter the national event and drew a prize of from Wallaces Farmer spon sor of the state meet Roberts father of an 8 year old girl and a year old boy is 37 years old and tlic tallest mail in the contest bcinff 6 feet 1 inch tall He used a tlirec slrap thumb hook He calls his nationality a mixture crew aboard a rescue vessel The crew of 40 and one passenger were rescued by a ship which attempted to low he crippled Bronte to port after it had been attacked by a submarine The attempt at towing failed British Steamer Is Fired on by UBoat GIBRALTAR The British steamer ERba 4939 tons was fired on by a German submarine about 240 miles es of the Madeira Is lands Wednesday according to an official message received by Gi braltar naval authorities Further details were not available Stcffcns who lives 6 miles cast of Atlantic is a single man works at home with his mother Ho is 26 and was in the slate meet for Ihc second time He is of Ger man decent Roberts farms for himself own ing 80 acres and renting another IACKSONV1LLR Fla 90 acres His wife was unable to Kajlrrn Cuba warned Eastern Cuba Warned Storms Approach iihorc stations for a time attoi the first distress call were pu zlccl ns to whether the Coulrnoie had been attacked by an undersea or had merely one but later a Canadian station at Camperdown N S informed Tropical radio at Bingham Blass that it understood the vessels radio operator tr say his ship had been attacked Tropical radio said the first word of the incident apparently was picked up by the Standard Oil tanker Frederic R Kellogg at about p m C S T day night but that the signals ap parently were not plain At the Camperdown station reported receiving the message and iix minutes later the coast guard sta at Jacksonville Fla which had picked up prt of the mes sage ordered all stations silenced in order to be in better position to hear There was nothinc in these messages shore radio sources said to indicate the nationality of the submarine or what form llic attack look Several vessels including ihc Kcllosa turned for the i iiJii i i iii mju itiimti Inrnfn ti r watch him but telephoned hi tllo of posTlion bill reared was tropical storm which the j their courses svhcn advice ird up wciitrci oLuciii aid was the two const guard cutters vouki lor pamcd by vind of hurricane I be able to reach the scene much force near Ihc center earlier than they could ;