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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1941, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES KOINES 1A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VVOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 35 BANK BANDIT CETS IN KENSETT 1 OFFICERS FROM 2 STATES HUNT YOUNG GUNMAN Bandit Flees in Car Bearing Boone C ounty License Plates By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE and Min nesota peace officers Wed nesday afternoon were press ing a search for a nervous young gunman who held up and robbed the Manly State bank office at Kensett oE during mid morning Wednesday The gunman who had afeked for a John Clark be fore pulling a gun from his packet arid staging the hold up fled from the little North Iowa town in a gray coupe bearing Boone county license pJates The car is a late model according to those who saw it The bandit is described as a mau of about 20 to 25 years of age about 5 feet 8 inches tal weighing 150 to 160 pounds wearing a green sweater dark green coat and dark green trousers and dark somplexioned He was wearing brown shoes and was unshaven at the time the robbery The description was given by Otto Brunsvold office manager of the bank who was the only per son in the institution at the time Of the robbery Brunsvold said he noticed the bandit outside the bank first When he entered he paced nerv ously back and forth in front of the toilers window before step ping up to it He leaned on the edge with his left elbow and had his right hand in his coat pocket does John Clark live the bandit asked his voice quivering Brunsvold replied that he did not know of anyone by that name I At that point the bandit jerked a black gun from his pocket and said hand over the cash buddy Brunsvold told him that if he wanted it he could come and get You shove it out here and be damned quick about it he bank employe was told After he had given the bandit the contents of the cash drawer Brunsvold was ordered to lie on the floor and the gunman rushed out the door to his car at the side of the bank Driving northward for a block the robbers car then turned west for a block and then swung south on highway 65 It turned to Ihe west again on the first gravelled road intersecting the highway 1 Persons who saw the bandit car leave expressed the opinion that a second person might have been in the auto The alarm on Ihe holdup was quickly flashed by Brunsvold and officers in North Iowa and southern Minnesota were quickly on Ihe hunt for the bandit Officers from Albert Lea drove lo Kensett and two state agents came o Kensett to help Sheriff Carl M Sheimo conduct his investigation I The stale agents on the case came from Mason City where they had participated with fellow I members of the bureau of inves tigalion in a series of liquor Tuesday evening Working on the holdup were Max Sludcr and I Gail Burbridge i Seven members of the Iowa highway patrol were dispatched Jfrom the local office to aid in tle Jsearch for the robber and the 1 Minnesota highway patrol was 7 also participating in the hunt J The loss of S508 was covered by insurance M A Hanson ex ecutive vice president ol the bank said Clues in the office were 1 scarce lor the robber wore gloves and it was dpubttul that any lin gerpnnts will be found Tire left by the bandit car were to be preserved and closely studied DIES OF BURNS DEN1SON if Scalds from falling into a tub of wash water while her mother was in an ad Joining room resulted in the dealri Tuesday of Karen Ann 2 year olri daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Sleckclberg of near here Ask Status Quo on Closed Shop 5 Local Night Spots Are Raided ALTERNATIVE IS GIVEN8YFDR ttben a nervous gunman robbed the Kcnsett office of the Manly State bank at ap proximately 10 a m Wednesday he parked his carat the side of thebuilding on the left llie building stands on the northeast corner of an intersection in the Kensett business district Lock photo Kayenayengraving Worth County Sheuff Gail M Sheimo left is shown here getting a description of the lone bandit who robbed the office of the Manly State bank at Kensett of about 10 a m Wednesday Answering his questions is Otto manager of the Kensett office who was alone m the office when the holdup occurred Lock photo Kayenay engraving BRITISH DENY ROSS PASSAGE Litvinoff Angered When ColdShouldered by British Officials TEHEHAN Iran shouldered by minor British of ficials who barred him from pas sage to Cairo on a British overseas airway transport Wednesday Maxim Litvinoff Russian ambas sador to the United States andihis wife prepared to take a Russian plane Thursday Although the British minister to Iran profusely apologized for the action of a British overseas air ways plane in leaving the Russian diplomat on the airporl Litinoff called it an insult He appeared to have recovered his temper in the afternoonhow ever as he boarded the green carroiflaged machinegun tur ielei oviet plane which had brought him from Kuibyshev The plane was unable however when a to take off 30mile dust storm limited visibility Litvinoff and his wife conferred with the plot and it was decided to try to reach Cairo Thursday Earlier they had been refused seats on the British plane The British minister Sir Reader William Bullard came to the field to see Litvinoff off and showed embarrassment when Litvinoff remarked All would have been much simpler if I had been told Tues day no scats were left in the British plane Bullard replied that it was urgent that the British legation counsellor J D Greenway one of the passengers leave for India and said other unexpected factors had resulted in a misunderstand ing Bullard informed Litvinoff he had radioed to Cairo asking that the soviet ulane be accorded every facility The Litvinoffs obviously reluc tantly drove back to town leav ing their luggage aboard the soviet plane FROST FARMER IS CONVICTED Engelby Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder m Slaying of Wife BLUE EARTH Minn vei Engelby Frost Minn farmer Wednesday faced a life sentence in Slillwaler penitentiary for slaying his wife He was convicted on first degree murder charges by a district court jury Tuesday night Engelby was found guilty of the slaying at their farm home near Frost by the jury after an hours deliberation He was sentenced im mediately to life in the state prison at Stillwater Engelby testified during the trial that his gun accidentally dis charged while he was pushing his wife and daughlcrinlaw with the barrel of Ihe gun He insisted he did not know the weapon was loaded or that the trigger had been cocked Sheriffs deputies captured En gelby in a cornfield adjoining the farm the day after the shooting He had hidden there afler telling his sons to summon a doclor Mrs Engelby was Ihe mother of 10 chil dren EARL G MILLER CANDIDATE FOR IOWAGOVERNOR Secretary of State Ends Speculation With Announcement DES MOINES Iowa Secre tary of State Earl G Miller of DCS Moines Wednesday announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for governor in the 1042 primary election The announcement virtually assured stiff GOP primaries battles at the head of the ticket next June B B Hiekcnlooper nf Cedar Rapids lieutenant gov ernor of Iowa is another certain starter jn the gubernatorial race although he has not yet issued a formal statement of candidacy Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mark G Thornburg is a candidate for United States senator in the republican primaries and he is ex pected to be opposed by Gov George A Wilson and possibly others Miller was the first formally to announce aspirations for the gov ernorship in either major party and ended weeks of speculation in which he is understood to have changed his mind several times on the question In his candidacy slatemcnt Miller said in part I believe our party control been loo much in the hands of the big shots The little fellow has not had much voice in our councils EARL G MILLER Candidacy The party must return lo the rank and file and we must serve equally the rich and the poor He charged the last legisla ture wilh having givcn the peo ple the roundaround on meas ures affecting the independent merchant teachers annuities and liquor control because the elected representatives were afraid to show their colors or because certain powerful and expensive lobbies killed Ihe bills in downtown hotel rooms His candidacy will constitute the sixth time in six campaigns that the name of Millerhas fig AGENTS POLICE IN LIQUOR HAUL Find Most Liquor at Covered Wagon Take Games of Chance Nine Mason City police officers under Chief Harold E Wolfe and seven slate agents under R W 4ebergail DCS Moines chief ol he state bureau of criminal inves igation descended simultaneously Tuesday evening on five Mason ity night spots the raids netting ieveral cases of whisky alcohol md other liquor The state agents had been work ng on the local cases for several nonths Chief Wolfe revealed and in three cases at least made pur chases intoxicating liquor f The places raided included the Outskirts barbecue and Blue Moon cafe near the city limits on Twentyfifth street north west the Ccrro Gordo bakery 1623 North Federal avenue the Covered Wagon 28 Second street northeast and the North western cafe and home of Tony Fapouchis 1855 North Federal avenue Largest liquor haul was at the Covered Wagon where about 24 cases ot whisky gin wine bitters and vermouth were picked up according to the chief Jn addition to a dice board and box with 20 dice a cage pill game a punch board and a bell and fruit money jar Free A Stadelman one of the proprietors waived to the grand jury on a charge of unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor Police Judge Morris E Laird set bond at 5500 Steve Poliriades proprietor of Ihe Ccrro Gordo bakery also waived to the grand jury on a charge of illegal possession of in toxicating liquor and posted S500 cash bond Seven bottles contain ing 3 13 pints of alcohol and quarts of whisky were picked up there the chief sakl Ai Hie Blue Moon cafe a full pint and one partly full of whisky were taken from the bedroom near a small opening leading to the cafe 10 ounces of alcohol was found under steps on the east side of the cafe and a halfpint bottle partly full of alcohol was found by the line fence on the west side of tiie cafe officers reported Gud Poulcs proprietor of the Blue Moon waived to the grand jury on the charge of unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor and posted S500 bond All raids were made on search warrants drawn by County Attorney M L Mason who also filed charges No liquor was found at the Northwestern cafe but U quart on gin 3 pints ot whisky and 35 gallon of Puerto Ricnn rum was seized at tic Papouchis house ad joining Papouchis consented to confiscation of the liquor Wednes day and no charges were filed At the Outskirts barbecue 23 pints and 7 quarts of whisky were picked up by officers in the ad joining storehouse tenanted by an employe Tom Baknrtis who con sented to its confiscation No charges were filed in this instance Hitler Forces Ouster of Weygand From African Post rn Move Fits in Shift i ID of War Fronts to Mediterranean Area By UNITED TRESS Adolf Hitler appeared to be turning toward new winter war fronts Wednesday as tfic axis of fensive battered without apparent progress against the eastern front Preparations for war opera tions on wider fields were incli caled by private advices from Europe that nazi pressure hail forced tlie Vichy government to oust Gen Maximc Wcyjjaiid as proconsul for Africa where he had been regarded as a stumb ling block lo axis plans for us iiiEr French bases anil olhcr fa cilities for war in the Medilcr rancan In London Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden said that British naval and military action was in progress against the Finns Hun gary and Rumania That appar ently meant only that these Gor man allies came under the Brit ish blockade and there was no in dication in London that Britain had undertaken operations lo nect the request of the soviet mion for a declaration ol war against the three countries British patrol activity on a ma jor scale in Libya was believed to foreshadow important military officers gathered in the cither The office of City Manager Herbert T Barclay to avoid arousing suspi cion and made the five raids si multaneously at p m No ar rests were made at the time of the raids the chief said urcd in an Iowa state primary election Mrs Alex Miller one of the best democratic votegetters in Iowa history was secretary of state from 1933 until she died in office in 1937 Earl G Miller was elected in 1038 and reelected in 1940 Miller 52 has had one of the more turbulent slate house ca reers Following his election in 1938 he collided headon with the Iowa state safety council over his policies involving the state high way patrol In 1939 he staged an unsuccessful battle against the legislative reorganization program which removed the patrol and the state securities department from his jurisdiction EQUAL TRADF Tony Carlson Lockridgc mer chant advertised to trade a beef roast for dressed chicken pound for pound Those who were tired of chicken could have a change menu for a meal or two at least developments in north Africa the J Royal Air Force continued to GENMAXEUE WEYGAND Royal Air Force continued to hammer almost every night at Naples and other points on the axis supply line to Libya and the great new British battleship Prince of Wales touched at Cape town on what may be a journey to the far east The disclosure that the 35000 ton Prince of Wales had been at Capetown followed reports from the Dutch East indies lhat Ger manys 35000ton modern battle ship Tirpilz was believed lo have made its way to the Pacific ocean presumably to lend striking power to the Japanese fleet in event o war in the Oricnl or to act as a surface raider The Japanese also ivcrc re ported to have concentrated four more cruisers at Saigon where they alreafly had a de stroyer fleet in IndoChina wa ters in connection with persist ent indications from Tokio that a blow was planned against Thailand or the Burma road These naval movements as well as the hints of impending action seemed lo be primarily part of the war of nerves in the Pacific at least for the lime being Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in the house of commons said that military and naval ac tion is in progress against Fin land Rumania and Hungary pre sumably without a declaration of war They arc all under blockade Moscow had asked Britain to de clare war on these three German allies and the statement appeared to be a British response but there was no immediate explanation as to what specific action if any had been undertaken Another sign of British prepara tion for winter warfare was a shakeup in the high command that brought younger generals into greater leadership in an effort lo strengthen Britains readiness for mechanized warfare Gen Sir Aan Francis Brooke 58 replaced Gen Sir John Dill as chief of the imperial staff and among other changes Lieut Gen Sir Henry Pownall 53 was given a special appointment The fact that Pownalls new duties were not specified save rise lo speculation on whether he would be in charge of prepar ations for a future expeditionary force to strike at the axis in view of his background as a B E F commander All of these developments ap peared to fit into the still incom plete picture of impending winter warfare with special emphasis on the ouster of Weygand The little French genera had been in com mand of strong forces in North Africa and had been receiving supplies from the United States because he was regarded as a bul wark against nazi efforts to force the complete capitulation ol Vichy to the war ptans of the axis As long as Pctain could point out that Wcygands North Africa forces might go over to the British as observers repeatedly said they would picfer the Germans found it difficulf to press the old marsha to the point where in violation o the armistice the axis could use France o fight Britain Pctain had agreed in principle to the theory of collaboration wilh Germany us Ions ago as 1340 but from lhattime for ward all of the had hccn done by France while the Germans failed even lo re lease war prisoners in appre ciable number Hitler however wanted to use French bases part of the French navy ana routes through Ihe French empire in the war against Britain in the Mediterranean Those concessions Pctain per sistently refused and used Wey gand whose greatest loyalty wa to the old marshal as his mail defense against the Germans Foi months the French fleet even kep up steam to be ready to flee to Africa if the Germans sought to use force The ousting of Pierre Lava from the French cabinet a ycai ago apparently helped delay final decision but in recon months the rise of Pierre Pucheu Vichy minister of interior and ai ardent has result ed in reports that the extreme pro nazi clement was coming lo th front in the French government Weygands fate appeared to con firm that development as did a official announcement in Vichj that Petain had made the Frcnci Legion of War Veterans into national political as planne months ago to support the regimi Petain has denied that this partj will be similar to the nazi part organization Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITV Partly cloudy am colder Wednesday night pve ceded by rain Wednesday af crnoon Lowest tcmpcratur aboul 28 Thursday parti cloudy and continued cold Northerly winds 2025 miles pe hour I O W A Cloudy with shower Wednesday colder west and central portions continued un seasonably warm extreme cast portions partly cloudy and colder west shouere and colder cast portions Wednesday night and Thursday MINNESOTA Showers and colder south snow or sleut and colder north portion Wednesday and Wednesday n i g h t Thursday cloudy and continued cold slight snow cast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazclte weather statistics Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum Precipitalion trace 66 41 16 Otherwise Submit Issue to Arbitration President Demands WASHINGTON Roosevelt declaring that work in captive coul mines must recom mence called upon steel company and union executives Wednesday to maintain a status quo on the ot a closed shop for tlie period of the national emergency nr to sujnbit this issue to arbi tration agreeing to accept in ad any decision reached The chief executive laid his 1 teinatives before John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers Benjamin Fairless presi dent ot United Slates Steel Eu gene Grace president of Bethlc liern Steel and Frank Purnell president of Youngstown Sheet and Tube in identical letters For the common good for the maintenance of defense pro duction Mr Uoosevelt wrote it is imperative that one nf these two alternatives be chosen and faithfully performed The president wrote as sym pathy strikes in commercial coal mines were spreading rapidly during the day H Mr Roosevelt asked acceptance of one or the other alternative of tlie steel and union representa tives as patriotic Americans He said that in order to open the way further for settlement ofthe captive mine dispute he was doing these two things all coal operators wiio have signed an agreement with a closed shop provision and a nonstrike penalty clause that they will be expected in the in terest of defense lo operate under those agreements without change all the operators nt captive mines to reaffirm their as surances by notice to each nt their employes that they are not opposed to union organization or collective bargaining and do not wish to discourase or stand in the way of any employe who chooses lo join the United Mine Workers The president made his newest attempt to end strikes in the coal mines supplying fuel for vital steel production after lie had de clared Tuesday lhat Lewis had submitted an invalid argument in declaring hit Hie union shop provided by the Appalachian agreement with commercial coal mines would be abrogated if the union shop were not granted in captive mines The union shop issue has iiecn Ifie heart of the ranlivc mine controversy Mr Roosevelt declared in his Icllcr that the issue in dispute however strong the fccl iin about it may be does not jus tify a stoppage of work in a grave national crisis The protective wage clause nt the Appalachian agreement he said had no bearing on this con troversy If the UMW signs wilh operators of the captive mines an agreement which provides no closed shop Mr Roosevelt said not a single miner will lose any benefit or advantage which he now enjoys under the Appalachian agreement The closed shop contracts that Iiave already been signed will sland he declared The presidents latest request in he coal situation came between conferences with government of ficials and railway management and union officials in an attempt to avert a threatened strike by railroad employes W After relating in his letter how negotiations between the steel ex ecutives and union officials had broken down and production at captive mines interrupted by a strike Mr Roosevelt remarked It is of course absolutely clear that no one is asking the roal miners to give up their un ion recognition or their union wage scales or Ihcir union ivork inc conmlions He recited also the conditions fixed by the Appalachian agree ment and saidthe steel companies had agreed to nil these for captive coal miners except the closed shop This feue Mr Roosevelt said concerns only 5 per cent of the workers in the captive mines or about one out of every 200 of all miners in the United States The defense mediation board the president noted recommended that this 5 oer cent join the UMW ;