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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON E fl H 1ST MEM ART DEPT OF COM DES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THI 8RIGHT SPOT NO 27 PQSTVILLE ROBBER KILLS MARSHAL Shipstead Hits Trade Treaties By CHARLES P STEWART Centra Press Columnist When says Senator Henrik Shipstead of Minnesota congress passed our present law authoriz ing the state department to con clude reciprocal trading bar gains with for eign countries it was repre sent c d that these dickers would enable us to swap off our various sur plusages f o r other stuff that we in the Unit e d States Sliipsteafl havent enough of or maybe not any Now hows the system working out in prac tice The senator was referring espe cially to the schemes application to agriculture Minnesota being notably a farm state He was re ferring superespecially to dairy products since theyre particularly conspicuous in his commonwealths output He also was dwelling with much emphasis upon our pending deal with Argentina Because he said Argentina is almost exclusively an agricul tural and pastoral realm with crops and animals and dairy edi bles practically identical our own Whats bound to follow if we encourage these alien industries to come in and compete with us in our home markets Imported Cattle It isnt proposed to admit Ar gentine cattle Its well estab lished though denied by the Ar gentines are disease d and theres a sanitary embargo against them But the critters are shipped in from Canada Theyre redundant on this side of the border already asserts Sena tor Shipstead For two or three generations he points out the American farm er has taken it for granted that the fertility of his land was eter nal Hes beginning to find out that lie was in tlie fer tility which he took out in the form of grain must be restored in the form of humus phosphate potassium and nitrates The ma nure from his barns serves this purpose Destroy or reduce the dairy industry and you destroy the fertility of our fields The senator seems a bit jealous of the development of Dixies dairying Government policy there as well as in the northland has been to take as many acres as possible out of cotton produc tion thereby stimulating milk and its byproducts He remarks that such costs are lower in the south than farther north giving tlie southerners an advantage Not that he wants to discrimi nate internally but he does draw the line on international competi tion He indorses PanAmerican neighborliness but only in reason able moderation Overseas Purchases Moreover he suggests Weve repealed our embargo law The allies will want huge quan tities of our war supplies That speedily will boost prices of our manufactured goods But the allies already are pretty well stocked up with our farm and dairy junk Consequently our manufacturers and their employes prices and wages will skyhoot but agricultures figures will stay sta tionary for quite awhile anyway Of course this will sting agri culture and dairying Much remarks Senator Ship stead has been made of the fact that the farmmortage debt ias been reduced by 52400000000 But how Its been reduced by foreclosures on farm mortgages When a farm mortgage is fore closed and the farmer is taken from the land the debt is wiped put Thats how farmmortgage indebtedness has been reduced Kansas Tax Officials Get Headache From Issue of 32 Wine TOPEKA Kans Is giving Kansas tax officials a head its only 32 wine Kansas dry Jaw says anything over 32 per cent alcohol is intoxi eating Another law taxes cerea malt beverages five cents a gal lon and requires dealers to take out a license Now a couple of manufacturers arc offering 32 wine to dealers I Wine of course is not 1 cereal i malt beverage am officials are trying to decide whether they cn j levy taxes and liccnc i YOUTH CAUGHT STEALING GAS WOUNDEDINHIP Confesses Engaging in Battle Was Involved in Other Crimes By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE Berres 23 Thursday confessed shooting Elmer Lennon 55 Postville night marshal who caught Berres and engaged in a gun battle with Berres after he found Berres steal ing gasoline Lennon who wounded Berres himself died Thursday from gun wounds Berres seriously wounded in the hip was captured about 5 a m by Night Marsha Frank Ryan of Lansing at the south edge of New Albin Iowa 48 miles northeast of here Fayette county Sheriff John P King said in Waukon the suspect had been identified as Berres of West Allis Wis who escaped from the Wisconsin state reformatory stone quarry at Amberg the night of Oct 14 Lennon wounded in the neck stomach and leg died iri the hos pital here at a m six hours after the shooting Berres surrendered without re sistance to Marshal Ryan after the officers crowded the auto mobile off the highway follow ing a 12 mile pursuit from Lan The officer returned Berres to Waukon where he wastaken to a hospital Hospitalattendants said themans condition was serious and that plans were being made to take him to an Anamosa hospital Ryan picked up Berres trail at the Mississippi river tollbridge at Lansing which had been blocked Seeing the bridge was cut off Berres turned northward in the fourdoor Chrysler sedan he was driving Ryan reported Wisconsin officials said the car was stolen from Paul Burke of Green Bay Wis last Friday and another stolen car was left near by Marshal Lennon before his death at a m told his son llie graphic story of the gun duel which was staged in old fashioned western manner on Postvilles main street The Postville officer said I saw the burglar taking gas from the lexaco oil station operated by H J Schuette This was about 330 a m I asked him what he was doing there He answered Im helping myself to some gas1 asketf him How did you get in and he replied It wasnt locked1 Lennon then walked to the bur glars car and took a 22 auto matic pistol which he saw on the front seat He returned to the gunman who commanded Youd better start walking Lennon did he reached the end of the car where he ducked and firing at Berres Berres drew a gun from his pocket and the men were blaz ing away at each other The burglar began running across the street toward the Lutheran church firing as he ran Mar shal Lennon shot in the ab domen three times continued snooting and felled the gun man Lennon staggered down the street as the grim battle ended shouting for aid His cries were first heard by Alfred Mever op erator of the Four County chicken Hatchery who rushed to the street and took Lennon to the hospital Berres who lay on the street in weakened condition for 10 min utes was completely overlooked by the residents awakened by the gun fire as they aided Marshal Lennon Ten minutes later as the Postville persons awakened by the fire went to the spot where the battle occurred Berres dragged himself to his car and drove out of town Mayor C C Sander trailed the car took the license plate num bers and returned lo Postville notifying Lansing and La Crosse Mis authorities of the shooting and informing them the suspect was headed toward Lansing On the outskirts of New Albin Night Marshal Frank Ryan of Lansing who had pursued TSurres from Lansing after blacking a toll bridge across the Mississippi captured the burglar suspect The youthful suspect was taken to the Waukon hospital whore he Germans Blame Jews and British for Blast Race Track Operator Dies in Fusillade Edward J OHare hnrse and dog race track operator was killed by a fusillade of shots is hr rtmvr ICae0 boulevardPolicc ere red from one of three which tad been tra hnsr him for several blocks Apparently realizing lie was beinff trailed OHare tried to turn a corner at too great a speed and crashed into a lamppost Wreckage of the auto is shown here SATURDAY TO BE BRISK WINDY All Rain in Sight to Fall Thursday Night j r 1 V 6 and ovecaster DES MOINES brisfi windy day is the prospect for the lowaNotre Dame football game at Iowa City Saturday Weather bureau officials said the present weather map indi cated all precipitation in sight for Iowa would fall Thursday night and Friday Rain however would not af fect the playing field in tiic Iowa stadium unless it fell dur ing tiic game Iowa officials arc installing a new field cover to protect the sod If there is any precipitation Saturday it probably would be snow rather than rain the bu reau said but added none was sighted Bureau officials said however the indicated wind probably would be strong enough to influ ence kicks and passes in the foot ball game Rain was forecast for the east and south portions of the state Thursday night and in the ex treme east portion Friday Colder temperatures were ex pected to be registered after the rainfall stops Friday POWER INCREASES WASHINGTON Uni versity of Iowa was authorized by the communications commission to increase the power of radio station WSUI at Iowa City from 500 wrtts night and 1000 watts day to 1000 watts night and 5000 watts day was questioned at length by Coun ty Attorney Arthur Jacobson and the sheriff Ryan said the man surrendered without resistance after the offi cer crowded the automobile he was driving off the highway at the south edge of New Albin folowing a 12mile pursuit Identity of the suspect was not established immediately He told officers he was 23 years of age and that Milwaukee Wis was his home Officers said he gave one name lo Ryan and another to the county attorney Ryan said that when he com manded the youth to turn over his gun he handed him four revolvers Officers found eight revolvers three rifles and two shotguns all new and several rounds of am munition in the sedan Lennon is survived by Iiis widow two sons and a daughter Wisconsin authorities said Ber res was sentenced Jan H 1039 from Forest county for breaking and entering and operation of a car without the owners consent He had six weeks of a oneyear sentence left to serve They also said the youths par ents are separated and also live in West Allis a suburb of Milwaukee Milwaukee police said they were informed r7ov 5 that Berres Iricd to gain admittance to his aunthome there but was refused and disappeared Licenses for War Material Export Given WASHINGTON of licensesfor the export of war materials to Britain and France has begun at the state department only in driblets Some officials who envisioned long lines oE applicants waiting for the state department doors to open every morning this week have been disappointed One reason for the delay is the fact that the department had to prepare new apnlication blanks The new neutrality law requires more detailed informa tion from the manufacturers and exporters of war materials than did the preceding act Companies which obtain licenses must submit to the state depart ment all the contractual details of their sales The national munitions control board must present these to congress in semiannual re ports Nearly 880000000 in export li censes had to be canceled when the arms embargo the old act was imposed but these will be re issued as fast as the applications come in and are approved The canceled licenses were almost en tirely to Britain France and Au stralia and called principally for airplanes Licenses issued in the next month or so are expected to tola several hundred million dollars About 1GO organizations have registered with the state depirt mcnt for permission to collect funds for charitable distribution m the belligerent countries De partmentofficials are finding in some cases that they are being called on to act virtually as ac countants to help the organiza tions straighten out their books The principal problem arising since the neutrality act was signed last Saturday has been the ap plication of the United States Lines for transfer nf eight ships to Pan amanian registry so that they can continue in transAtlantic service Secretary Hull and several mem bers of congress have argued that the transfer would be against the spirit of the neutrality law MORE MYSTERY IN OHARE DEATH Turfman Is Slain in Gangster Fashion After Wild AutomobileChase CHICAGO anonymous threat to bomb the home of Ed ward J OHare added a new ele ment of mystery Thursday to the slaying of the nationally known turfman The threat to blow up tlie sub urban Glencoe residence of the wealthy horse and dog track oper ator was telephoned to a Negro maid whom the caller advised to leave immediately V V Ollarc 13 and president of Sportsmans Park race track was slain In gangster fashion Wednesday after a wild auto mobile chase The victim raced his automobili toward the loop apparently know ing he was marked for death Hi car smashed into a pole when hi turned into a side street The as sassins then slowed almost to stop and fired two shotgun charges An unfired 32 caliber pistol la on the seat of OHares car A cru cifix a rosary and a religiou medallion in abox marked happi birthday were among the effect found in his pockets Investigators reported they alsi found a memorandum which in dicated OHare recently had been in touch with the federal bureau of investigation This led to a theory that the underworld may have suspected him of having given information to the FBI The FBI refused to comment SAYS LEADERS STIFF NECKED FORCE RULERS Chamberlain Says Lofty Motives of Leopold Wilhelmina Appreciated LONDON Minister Chamberlain declared Thursday that the stiffuecked men who Germany speak no language jut that of force and therefore I am not very hopeful of a sat sfactory response from the Ger man chancellor to the peace pro posals of Queen Wilhelmina md Sing Leopold The prime ministers declara ion was delivered before the lord mayors luncheon by chancellor of the exchequer Sir John Simon as Chamberlain was sufferini from gout Everyone will appreciate the lofty motives of the sovereigns of the Netherlands and Belgium to their peace appeal of last Tuesdayand Great Britain will reply after consultation with the dominions and her allies the declaration continued We do not want to continue the war a day longer than is necessary if a satisfactory settle ment can be obtained in another way Chamberlain wrote He reiterated Since we have been compelled to take up arms we shall not lay them down until we are assured that Europe has been freed from the threats which have so long paralyzed the lifeof her peoples Observingthat this strangest of wars must seem to many no war at all but rather a sort of siege he continued that at any moment it may be changed into a violent conflict Repeal of the neutrality act in the U S A he said reopens foi the allies the doors of the greatcsl storehouse of supplies in the world We know that we cannot fail he concluded and I cherish the firm conviction that we shall live to see the foundation laid of a new world in which freedom and hu manity will have superseded op pression and the rule of force The prime minister was said t have been suffering from gout foi several days s Bowlers Will Replace Tin Hats for British LONDON hats soon will replace the tin helmets worn by British soldiers in France it was announced Thursday The bakelite bowlers will be used as soon as they can be pro duced in volume They are made easily and cheaply by moulding and incorporating thick steel and wire mesh Recent tests showed the new type helmets can withstand many more hundreds of pounds pressure than the tinhats EDWARD J OHARE After Chase OV LIVESTOCK GROUP WASHINGTON ff Repre sentative Jensen H of Iowa was among those to a livestock subcommittee of the republican spccinl committee of houte mem bers to study agricultural prob lems Duce Congratulates Hitler on Escape ROME Vittorio Km manucic and Premier Mussolini Thursday tent congratulations to Rcichsfuchrcr Hitler for his cs cipc from danger in the Munich explosion WESTERN FRONT MORE ACTIVE French Report Sharp Encounters With Nazi Forces Between Rivers PARIS French war ministry Thursday reported in creased activity on the whole western front and sharp encoun ters with German forces between the Moselle and Saar rivers French military sources said the German attacks concentrated in a 10 mile sector on the northern end of the front had been repulsed and that the Germans made no attempt to hold captured positions in the ftce of French counterfire The French were watching for a sign that Adolf Hitler might be contemplating coorclinated nt tacks on the western front and against the allies through the Netherlands nnd Belgium German officials have denied planning any drive through the neutral countries Military experts pointed to a re newal of German initiative after more than two weeks of stale mate in most parts of the Saar sector and reported that at the same time more German troops were massing on tlie Netherlands frontier Military experts had about con cluded that any big German offen sive in the west would await the coming of spring But they pro fessed to see also the possibility of twin drives on the Maginot line and against one of the lowland countries in an effort to reach coastal bases from which they might raid England more effec tively SEED LEADEK DIES CLARINDA serv ices will be held Friday afternoon here for A A Berry 79 founder of the Berry Seed company and tiic Berry Poultry farms who died at his home here Wednesday He had been in failing health for sev eral years LOOK INSIDE FOR ELEANOR HOLM Swimming Star to Wed Billy Rose on Tuesday PAGE 2 Mason City to Scrap Charles City Gridders PAGE 15 North lowans Plan Armistice Programs PAGE G By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS returns to Berlin after escaping bomb which wrecked Mun ich beer hall seven killed 63 wounded by blast which riazis attribute to Jews and British agents h a m b c r lain expressed doubt Hitler will give satisfactory re ply to NetherlandsBelgian mediation offer prime minister ill with gout IARIS French report increased activity along western front BOMBAY re peats demands for Indian independence rejecting de lay until war is over HITLER STUDIES PHOTOS TAKEN OF RUINS SCENE 7 Killed and 63 Hurt by Explosion in Beer Cellar at Munich Hitler sale in his new chan cellery in Berlin Thursday viewed photographs of the first officially disclosed at tempt to kill him since lie assumed power in 1933 Meanwhile the po lice combed the nation for perpetrators of Wednesday nights explosion in the Munich Buergerbrau collar which would have buried the fuehrer under nine feet of debris had he not left the beer hull putsch anniver sary observance curlier than expected The blast in the Buerger brau hall a shrine of nazi dom came a minutes aft er Hitler had left to entrain for Berlin and killed seven of his veteran followers and wounded G3 others 29 of them seriously The British secret service and Jews were charged with an at tempt on the fuehrers life but officials said so far there was no trace of persons directly respon sible lotwhat must have been a long and carefully planned at tempt Tile original reward of 500 ODD marks 8200000 for infor mation leading lo seizure of the Biiilty was increased Thursday to 600000 marks 5240000 by an anonymous additional offer of 100000 marks W None of the high nazi officials who accompanied Hitler to Munich REPORT 2 3IOKE CASES DES MOINES W Two new cases of infantile paralysis were reported in here bring ing the totil receiving hospi tal treatment to 2o The new vic tims are Evelyn HnuRC 5 daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Milford Hougc nnrl Robert Fivkcs on of Mr and Mrs Donald Fnike The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain in cast anil south slightly warmer in extreme cast somewhat colder in extreme west Thursday niffht Friday partly clnudy to cloudy and colder preceded by rain in extreme cast MINNESOTA Local rain or snow colilcr in extreme west and extreme north Thursday night Friday partly cloudy to cloudy light snow alone Lake Superior colder much colder in north moderate cold wave in northwest IN MASON CITY weather GlobeGazette tics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday At 8 a m Thursday YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum statis 19 Fuehrer Ailolf Hitler was visiting the western front when the abovr pliolo was taken It is of special interest at this time because it shows Heinrich Himmlcr left chief of Hitlers secret polite at his side An extensive bodyguard is always provided for the German Fuehr er for the annual celobnition were among tiic killed or injured Tiic blijt occurred just 11 min iitiv iftcr Hitler had left the hall officiiiU said Tiic explosion came from above indicating that explosives either biic been smuggled into T room over the meeting hi1l or hidden in cilin ii Briliii iificrai ouivo coffccl il diJiKCthat tiic BritUh secret iOrvuc uul were responsible ;