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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa ft H ARC CM H I ST oer OF io OES MONES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 29 F R SEEKS ROAD TO BETTER PEACE Argue on F R Role for Peace By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Between now and next Janu ary when congress will meet again theres bound to be a bit ter controversy between Ameri can groups as to whether Presi dent Roosevelt should or shouldnt exert himself in the interest of peace in Eu rope This dis pute was muf fled during the legislators ex tra session by the dclbate rela tive to our neu trality but it has broken out violently since a d j o u rnment Edwin Johnson first Dutch Belgians Prepare for Any Eventuality In the old days and not so very olden either our solons largely hushed up during capitol hills periods of recess That WHS be cause they lacked a sounding board except in Washington to reflect their utterances through out the entire country Now however they have the radio to do it for them session or no ses sion That is to say once on a time a congressman was heard only by a small audience in his own con stituency between speeches in the capital Now he goes on the air and is audible everywhere Theyve started it already via numerous forums Its a good thing doubtless It keeps the public up to date But its different from what things used to be like AutholStiestJiffer 3 For instance over the radio the other evening Senator Edwin C Johnson of Colorado gave it as his opinion that John Bull ought to be urged to state his war aims defi nitely thus enabling the White House to act as an intelligent in termediary between the Allies and Germany He said that its a puz zle to him to see how our presi dent can act as much cf a peace maker until he knows exactly what the rows about The nub of it is thai tlie Colorado solon wants the situation so developed as to permit F D to figure in a pacificatory role as soon as pos sible On the opposite hand also over the radio the same evening Sen ator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma strongly insisted that we shouldnt butt into tlie European affair un der any circumstances Plenty senators and represen tatives agree with Senator Thom as Others Johnson A agree third with Senator faction holds that President Roosevelt shouldnt make any offer of his good offices until tlie belligerents ask him to Should they do so these critics be lieve he should accept immediate ly Im pretty sure that this ele ment is in a majority over both the others put together At all events its developing into a hot argument To my diplomatically unsophis ticated mind it seems quite clear what the British and French es sential war aim elimina tion of Fuehrer Hitler It seems to me that theyve stated it very plainly Any number of their leading statesmen are on record to the effect that theyre not anti Gevman they simply arc anti Adolf In fact they like the Ger mans but emphatically they ob ject to that Austrian housepaint er Naturally while he remains on the job any wouldbe peacemak er is certain to have a dickens of a time negotiating a satisfactory compromise Germany Discontented Hints reach Washington to the purport that the fuehrer has lost a deal of popularity at home re cently They come from Allied sources and perhaps should be ac cepted a bit skeptically in conse quence Still they do have an air of some plausibility The theory is that the rankand file of the Nazis were greatly dis pleased at Adolfs hookup with Stalin BELGIUM WILL CLOSE BORDER IF NAZIS MOVE Netherlands Squeezed Between Europes War Powers and Ocean AMSTERDAM Neth erlands and Belgium squeezed between warring powers and the sea prepared Saturday Tor any eventuality Indicative of their forebodings were the following developments The Belgian cabinet in a night session was believed by observ ers to have decided its stand should the Netherlands be at tacked It was reported that the Bel gian frontier would he closed if Germany took any action against the Netherlands The United States consulate said it would advise Americans Saturday to remove their wives and dispensable staff members from the Netherlands Foreign correspondents were warned by authorized sources at The Hague to limit their dis patches on defenses to material appearing in Netherlands papers Tlie govcrnment planned to request a German investiga tion of Thursday nights border incident in which one or more persons were reported shot enNetherlands ried withseveral others into Germany by occupants of a German automobile Military measures not officially explained continued in both Bel gium and the Netherlands Bel giums mobilization was at a near high of G00000 while sections o the Netherlands defensive watei system were flooded The Belgian cabinet meeting was the fourth in as many days Belgium with men concen trated in the blockhouses and at the mined bridges along the Albert canal announced the reoneninff of some canals in the north between the Albert and the Netherlands frontier This was taken as a pacific gesture since these canals form a direct route to Germany Apprehensions of involvement have grown in both the low coun tries since the first of the week when the German press assailec them for not protesting actions of the British blockade These attacks ceased when King Leopold of the Belgians anc Queen Wilhelmina of the Nether lands proposed Monday to medi ate the struggle between Ger many and France and Britain But the cool reception of this LOOK INSIDE FOR EAJION DE VALERA Heavily Guarded After Threats Are Voiced PAGE 2 Hybrid Corn Field Day Is Wednesday PAGE 8 Mason City Defeats Charles City 270 PAGE 9 offer coupled with reports Germantmlitaovactivjty near the frbflprconvcEn trations has been if olio wed by in creasing preparedness for what ever the future may bring By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN Pius appeals for solution of capitallabor conflict in United States in special encyclical MUNICH hon ors seven killed in attempt on his life Hess says vic tory will be ours in war western front quiet PARIS German w a r planes scout over northern France Lebitin in Armis tice clay address says world is with us e t h erlands Belgium alert for any eventuality in Euro pean war BERN empowers her generalissi mo to issue call to colors at any time in purely pre cautionary move restricts armistice observance QUESTION KUHN General Summerall Urges Not One Cent Not One Soldier CHICAGO one cent not one soldier should be the na tions reply to any appeal from European belligerents for aid says Gen Charles P Summerall former chief of staff of the U S army Let the American people re solve never again to engage in wars not made upon them he asserted in an address Friday night to the Union League club There can be no greater fal lacy than to say we should save others from defeat x x x We can not settle their quarrels nor main tain the balance of power in Europe S2i PER NAME AKRON B Eng lert revealed that he had paid each for nine signatures that werent even good auto graphs Englert who ran for mayor and got nine writein votes spent S21867 on his campaign NEWvYORIC question of whether Fritz Kuhn had the right to use funds of his German American bund to move a fem inine acquaintances furniture has been raised by the prosecution in Kuhns trial on larceny and for gery charges The state charged Friday that the portly bundfuehrcr accused of stealing from his own organization had embezzled to transport Mrs Florence Camps furniture from Los Angeles to New York and then to Cleveland Assistant District Atty Herman J McCarthy said Kuhn had told other bund members that Mrs Camp was a bund sympathizer and referred to her us just a casual friend We will show in his hand writing that she was more than a casual friend McCarthy added IOWA AHEAD OF NOTRE DAME 70 AT END OF HALF Nile Kinnick Plunges Over for Touchdown to Stun Irish Team IOWA CITY fiercely battling young Hawkcye team representing the University of Iowa led Notre Dames un defeated Irish eleven 7 to 0 at the half of their gridiron spectacle staged before ap proximately 45000 fans in Iowa City Saturday Nile Kinnick Iowas candi date for allAmerican honors plunged over from the two and onehalf yard line for the Iowa counter late in the sec ond quarter Kinnicks kick for the point was good Iowa its drive stifled by a ti tanic Irish line first began to open up when Kinnick intercepted a Notre Dame toss on the Hawk eye 45 yard marker and carried the pigskin past the midfield marker Kinnick aerialed a long one to ward the Irish goal but tlie heave was intercepted by a Rambler who however lateraled to a teammate who dropped the ball Iowa recovering on the Notre Dame 2 Afterbeingshoved back a yan or line 50000 at Iowa City Watch Hawks Battle Notre Dame Fan Flies From Canada took the ball and carried it over for the touchdown The gun end ed the half a halfminute later Iowas only substitution during the first half was Buzz Dean for Ed McLain who was injured on a line plunge late in the seconc quarter His interest was keenly mental We do not want senti to go into his private life but we must in order to show the hoaxes that he perpetrated on the people of the bund in order to embezzle these funds James WheelerHill bund na tional secretary testified the bund did not employ an accountant and that Kuhn kept account of the or ganizations finances through his own checkbook stubs County Treasurer of Cherokee Found Dead Is Victim of Suicide CHEROKEE h e r o k e e County Treasurer Floyd Knox 43 of Marcus was found dead in his room in a Cherokee hotel Satur day morning his throat slashed with a razor Dr J E Bunker Cherokee county coroner said the death ap parently was a suicide Knox a republican was elected in 1938 HUDDLESTUN 17 DIES WEBSTER CITY services were arranged for oclock Sunday afternoon fo Frank Huddlestun 77 widelj known Shire horse breeder whi died of a heart attack at his Web slur City home Friday t W EVANS DIES LAKE CITY W Evans candidate in 1936 for the office of state railroad commissioner on the republican ticket died here Fri day Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Lake City Presbyterian church Local Women Give Aid to War Victims STORY ON rVGE 10 lo See Game Cafes Jammed With Crowds IOWA CITY City vhich has been winding itself up ill fall for the big game of the eason against Notre Dame here Saturday started to unwind as laying lime approached The unwinding process started as the first of eight special trains and several chartered planes ar in Iowa City dumping their occupants into the streets as 50 300 persons arrived here for the ame Iowa City presented a strange appearance for a big game There vere no collegiate decorations lying about the streets and were t not for the fact it was Armistice lay with American flags waving rom merchants store fronts the own would have been minus dec orations of any sort The spirit however was there as is attested by Mark Long of Winnipeg Can who flew here Saturday morning after calling Friday night to make sure he would be able o get tickets Homecoming badges for next weeks game against Minnesota were on sale in he streets leading many of the far distant fans to believe this was the homecoming game Restaurants were jammed to the doors long before noon To meel the rush the proprietors were of fering but four or five choices on their menus absolutely refusing to fill ala carte orders It was either earwhaf they had to offer or go hungry Restaurants however were no the only ones serving outoftown guests Saturday One Iowa City butcher reported he had sold more than 200 hams to local resi dents to serve their guests in bo foregame luncheons Hams are becoming traditional in mos homes as biggame bill of fare The Rock Island railway also announced it was throwing it dining car service open to thos persons who could not be accom modated in the restaurants Early In the day tlie local police force was augmented by 25 extra men loaned it by po lice departments in Davenport iHuscatine and Cedar Rapids Additional highway patrolmen were also assigned to the city E G Dad Schroeder directo of athletics requested everyone t go to the game early in order t avoid congestion at the ramps t the stadium shortly before gam time Ticket scalpers were abundani but were finding the going rough and only in a few cases did thej get much more than the lega price A visit to Coach Eddie Ander son by Don Ameche movie an radio star had not materialize shortly before noon As the noon hour approachec Iowa City merchants prepared t close their doors in order to giv their employes a chance to see th ame They were to open agai after the contest was over bu tavern operators and many other said their fronts would be board ed up if Iowa won in anticipatio of a celebration that might pos sibly include property damage a one of its larger moments CAMERA FANS Enter your bestpictures in the GlobeGaxefe Pic ture of the Week contest for o first priie each week Enlargements of the three best pictures are of fered each week by the Koyenay Camera store WHO Any amateur photographer in this terri tory is eligible to enter the contest HOW Send the picture ond negative to Picture of the Week GlobeGazette Mason City Both will be returned WHEN Right now or any time Priies ore awarded each Saturday Football Scores SECOND PE1UOD Minnesota 7 Michigan 0 Brown 14 Yale 14 Dartmouth 0 Princeton 0 Pittsburgh 0 Carnegie Tech 0 Indiana 0 Fordham G Array 0 Harvard 0 Temple 0 Holy Cross 7 Boston College 7 U of Dc roit 0 FIRST PERIOD Oklahoma 0 Kansas State 3 Kansas 0 Nebraska 0 Iurdue 0 Northwestern 0 Kentucky 0 Georgia Tech G Oklahoma A M 0 Wasliing on St Louis 0 Wisconsin 0 Illinois 0 Alabama 0 Tulane 0 Ohio State 14 Chicago 0 Marquctte 7 Iowa State 2 CHARGE FINNS RRECONCILABLE Russians Assert Tiny Nations Attitude Is Uncompromising MOSCOW IP Charges that he Finns have intensified their rreconcilability in the Moscow negotiations and also have in creased their forces on Russias order thus demonstrating their uncompromising attitude were made Saturday by Tass the offi cial soviet news agency The statement on the Kremlin Jarleys arising from Russian de mands for territorial and strategic concessions declared tho Finns had failed to meet the minimum Rus sian terms It said The English newspaper Daily Express published a report of an exchange clegrapli British news agency report from Hels inki to the effect that Stalin again rejected Finlands latest concessions Tlie Tass is au thorized to declare that the re port of the Daily Express docs not correspond with the facts No latest concessions liave been made by the Finns in view of which Stalin could not reject hat which does not exist at 3 According to the information of Tass the Finns not only do not meet the minimum proposals of he soviet union but on the con trary intensify their irreconcilia bility Until recently the Finns had on the Karelian isthmus near the Russian border only two or three army divisions on the front against Leningrad while now they have increased the number of divisions overhanging Leningrad to seven thus demonstrating their uncom promising attitude 1 Final The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period of Nov 13 to 18 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and cen tra Great precipita tion indicated within first half of week but likely within latter half temperatures normal or higher followed by colder towards close of week FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday not so cold in cast Saturday night slightly colder in west and north Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday ex cept unsettled in extreme cast Saturday msht not so cold in cast and extreme south Satur day night Iowa shippers forecast for Saturday night Northern half 20 southern half 25 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 35 Minimum Friday night 18 At 8 a m Saturday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ARMISTICE DAY TALK HEARD AT LEXINGTON VA Declares Object of Arms Is to Bring Quiet Under Which Liberty Can Live WASHINGTON Roosevelt declared Saturday that lie is seeking the road to a peace better than that brought by the armistice of 1918 Mr Jtoosevelt delivered his Armistice day message in a tele phoned address to Lexington Va where centennial ceremonies for the Virginia Military institute were in progress He spoke a few minutes after placing a wreath at the tomb of Americas unknown soldier of the World war at Ar lington cemetery fllr KooseveJl declared that the only legitimate aim of armed force was the restoration of civil peace The United States he said is working for peace We pray for peace and we arm for peace he declared The only object of arms is to bring about a condition in which quiet peace under liberty ran en dure Mr Roosevelt said It is fitting to remember this today said Mr Roosevelt In this season have been used to celebrating the anniversary of the armistice of the World war Now Staggering Amounts Still Owed U S as World War Result WASHINGTON tice day was observed at the treasury by a recomputalion shaxvliiff European nations still owe us as a result of the World war With both principal anil inter est heres tlie bill Great Britain 55437069379 48 France Italy 5202415044110 G c r many 512SD8VO43125 Arme nia 52380310411 B c 1 s i u m 845332448011 Czechoslovakia now claimed from Si 6570201450 Estonia S2I 02944002 Finland 382331571 Austria now claimed from S2KonG72OS Greece 83452303528 Hungary S23887iOOS Latvia 36593 Lithuania S77G0608 OS Poland S2G316G3B70 Ru mania Russia 530493209246 and Yugoslavia we need a new and better peace a peace which shall cause men at length to lay down weapons of hatred which have been used to divide them and to forego pur poseless ambitions which have created which in the long run serve no useful end We seek a laiieuaKc in which neighbor can talk to neighbor in which men can talk to men and by which the common and homely and Iinmxn instincts which are found everywhere may reach expression through the elimination of fear I have still all simplicity to try to find the road toward this peace It must be the goal not only of men trained to arms but all us everywhere whose dearest desire is a quiet peace under libertv Mr Roosevelt safd there is noth ing contradictory in Americas hope for peace and its armament program is nothing inconsistent in saying a word about peace at this anniversary of a great school of arms the president said In our hislory the two have always had a connection We have never had the illusion that peace and free dom could be on weakness We as a nation like V M I arc determined lo pursue our way within the scriptural command not to remove the ancient land marks which thy fathers have set And like our ancestors work for peace we pray for peace and we arm for peace Mr Roosevelt paid tribute to the great military tradition which has won for V M I the title West Point tlie South He paid that the history ot the school is a tri umphant chronicle ot the part which the citizen soldier can piay in a democracy i Notre Dame Iowa Final The president said the coun try today as always needs citi zens trained in the art of mili tary defense because by no Michigan Minnesota Final Cornell Colgate Final Illinois Wisconsin i Final Northwestern Purdue ;