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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HAR LQN ER H1ST new 0 e P r of i c A C S r l f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASES WTOES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER1L1939 MAfOH CITY THC BRIGHT tfOT PRINTS FOUND ON GLASS ARE LEADING CLUES Yeggs Open Top of Vault With Torch Officers Hunt Gang By LEROY AUSTIN Staff Representative and Wright coun ty officers were centering their attention Tuesday on fingerprints lound on a small green mirror as the best possible clue to the pro lessional gang which cut open the sate in the Bank of Gait late Monday night or early Tuesday morning and escaped wilh ihe green mirror which usual TMIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 37 in the front room by Roy D Dixon cashier who discovered the robbery at 745 a m Upon opening Uie door Cashier Uixon noticed the furniture re arranged and when he stepped into thc back room he found the 3000 pound safe with a hole cut in the top and thc money gone Only four pennies anil a dime were overlooked by the thorough safe crackers The cashier notified Sheriff Roy Lefty Wilson of Clarion who called the state bureau of investigation and Max Studer former member of the Mason City police force was assigned to the job Entrance into the bank was made through a window in the back room The safe crackers tacked down the window shades and fastened tar paper on the door windows to keep any light from shining outside Shingles were taken from a nearby lumber yard and used to get the heavy safe off its wood base in the front room The then wheeled the safe 25 feet to the back room Using an acetylene torch the burglars cut a hole large enough for a persons arm in the top of the safe and then reached through and unlocked he safe door Water from a cistern in the basement in lite bank was used for cooling purposes Sheriff Wilson said the job was done by a professional gang At least four persons were re quired to move the heavy safe he stated He pointed out that the gang knew their stuff because it is impossible to dynamite the safe due to its shape y Prints oE rough shoes were found on the table top which was pulled up to the sate by the burg lars and a palm print was discov ered on Ihe window sill through which the men entered They were believed to be the only other clues in the case Cashier JJixon said he did not notice any suspicious characters before the robbery The bank in the small town of lt7 population was closed Tues day morning while the officers conducled the investigation Gait is located in Wright county about four miles southeast of Clarion ine loss was covered by insur ance The bank was robbed sev eral years ago WELFAREClF LOSES POSITION DES MOINES OTThe Iowa Social Welfare board Tuesday an nounced it was eliminating the position of state social welfare administrator held by Virgi Hall of Sioux Cily The Weather FORECAST ana Wednesday not so cold in northwest and northcentral portions Tuesday nhjrhl wanner Wednesday Thursday fair tem peratures above normal MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night Wednesday and Thurs day somewhat warmer Wed nesday and in extreme west Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 40 Minimum In Night 16 At 8 a m Tuesday 13 There was a heavy frost and fog blanketing the city on Tuesday morning YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum jg Officers Investigate Bank Robbery OffEast English Coast Cashier K D Dixon left and Sheriff Roy Lefts Wiknn shown in the picture at the left examining the ho e in he 3 D SaPCl a an nisht or early Tuesday morning The furnished the mam clues in the crime and slate and county officers hope the mirror may lead to the ganjrs downfall Uie Galf bank in the small town of 167 population is shown in the lower right picture Lock photos Kaycnay Cngravine By The Associated Press Japanese liner sinks near England British to seize German ex ports on high seas mine sweeper lost nazi plane shot down LISBON Two British freighters report attacks by German warships holds maneuvers in Baltic from new bases warns Finland BERLIN Germans an nounce 127 merchant ships brought into German har bors for search for contra band since war started BOMBAY de mands independence pfedge from Britain Mercury Drops to 16 Degrees for Lowest in State at Iowa Falls DES MOINES MVThe mer cury dropped Monday night to a crisp 16 degrees at Iowa Falls owest minimum in Iowa in more than two weeks Tlie weather bureau however forecast warmer temperatures and clear skies with the mercury above normal by Thursday AH but the extreme eastern sec tion of thc state was clear Tues day morning with no precipitation reported in the last 24 hours Mondays highest reading was degrees at Council Bluffs The bureau warned shippers to pro tect for temperatures as low as 15 degrees Tuesday night in thc northern half of thc state GETS 25 YEAR FOR KIDNAPING Pacific Junction Man Admits Stealing Car and Kidnaping Woman COUNCIL BLUFFS Franklin Gates 23 Pacific Junc tion farmer pleaded guilty Tues day to stealing Mrs Edward Lanes car and kidnaping her last week He was sentenced to serve 2s years Sheriff Riley c Nelson said he would be taken to the Anamosa mens reformatory Tuesday Gates said he had no intention of harming the Council Bluffs woman and only wanted her car He explained the robbery fol lowed a drinking bout in Omaha MAYO WIDOW GIVES Trust Fund Planned at Iowa University by Rochester Woman IOWA CITY flVThc Univers ity Tuesday announced the gift of Sv000 from Mrs Edith Graham Mayo of Rochester Minn for an annual lectureship or scholarship the University of Iowa College of Medicine The trust fund is to be known as the Joseph Graham Mayo t und for Lectureships or Scholar ships in the College of Medicine according to terms of the gift Airs Mayo is the widow of the late Dr Joseph Mayo who was graduated from the College of Medicine in 1927 and died in 1936 TROOPS THROW TURNIPS COPENHAGEN troops used fireworks to indicate artillery fire in their maneuvers Tuesday and threw turnips instead of hand grenades It was merely a matter of economy LOOK INSIDE FOR CORRINE MADDOX Slaying Dallas Girl Admits Slaying of Attorney PAGE 2 Stubborn Garner Fire Causes Damage PAGE 8 Mason City Vets Ready for 21Game Cage Card PAGE fl Iowa Cityan Dies of Injuries After Game IOWA CITY tmCarl Bell Jl Iowa Cily painler died late Monday from injuries suffered after the IowaMinnesota football game last Saturday His automo bile oveturned southwest of here after striking a calf in the high FIRE CAUSES DAMAGE WAUKON destroyed a barn garage and crib on the Mrs Anna Manderscheid acreage here Tuesday Loss was estimated Gestapo Arrests Bomber BERLIN offi cial announcement Tuesday night said two alleged agents of the British secret service had been arrested on charges of complicity in thc Munich bombing attempt on Adolf Hitlers life Tlie announcement was made shortly after the nazi secret po lice had revealed thc confession of George Elser 36 of Munich to responsibility in the bombing Elser was seized on the night of Nov 8 as he attempted to flee across thc frontier into Switzer land the announcement said The others arrested were de scribed as leading agents of Great Britain Elser was said to have con fessed to a special investigat ing commission after evidence had poinlcd to him as thc per son responsible for the bomb which was a clockwork ex plosive sccreled in the beer hall in what nazis said was an attempt to kill Hitler The nazi press had from the first charged that British agents were responsible for the Munich bombing and that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was at least morally responsible for inspiring the assassination at tempt because of his speech call ing for an end to Hitlerism Elser according to thc nazi gestapo confessed on Nov H The bombing was on Nov 8th the day he was seized Elser said that he worked for a week placing the bomb in one of the pillars of the beer cellar and that it was set for 4 hours or six days Elser was quoted as saying he planned the crime as far back as September or October of last year The building of thc bomb BRITAIN ASKED Extension of British TO FREE INDIA Blockade Announced FROM ITS RULE Pledge Sought by Gandhi as Price of CoOperation in War My CHARLES II KLINE BOMBAY K Gandhi demanding a pledge of Indias independence is the price of cooperation in the European war declared Tuesday the issue is purely moral for owing to her material and military control Britain is able to regulate garri sons and drain Indias wealth at will The wispy 70 year old Indian nationalist leader refreshed by his invariable Monday period of silence met at Allahabad with a committee of the congress party nationalists seeking fo influence the countrys attitude toward thc war Complicating the situation is tlie everpresent strife between Hindus and Moslems which re suited in 12 deaths Monday in rioting at Sukkur in the province of Sind northwestern India Eleven persons were killed there Sunday in the disturbances orig inating from the arrest of Mos lems accused of setting Hindu shops afire The Moslem league second largest political party hi India lias endorsed the British white paper of Oct 17 deferringdis cussion of Indias statns until nficr the war The league asked for clarification of some points however Gandhi revered by millions of Indians found the British state ment unacceptable and demanded a declaration lo free India from Of tlie 11 provincial govern ments the eight dominated by his congress party have resigned in protest against thc British re fusal Only in Assam province has the opposition formed a new cab inet The other seven are being ruled by British provincial gov ernors under emergency powers V India was committed otticially in midSeptember to fight on Britains side against Germany and Gandhi and his associates have criticized the nazis Gandhi asserts however eight prov inces out of H have said in em phatic language that they cannot participate in the war if it does not mean among other things Indias complete freedom if 4 MOHANDAS K GANDHI Independence position in the pillar occurred in August however The bomb was taken to the beer cellar seven days before Hitler made his anniversary speech according to the an nounced confession IS INJURED IN COLLISION MARSHALLTOWN JPCarl Krupp of nearby Melbourne was njineri slightly when his car and a motor passenger train on thc Minneapolis and St Louis line collided at a grade crossing here Monday night None Believed to Be Lost From Ship of Tokio Line BULLETIN PARIS German air plane was shot down Tuesday in the English Channel near Saint Engloliert A nazi plane had been shot down earlier as it ap proached the English coast ac cording to announcement in London LONDON big identified in messages to the Jap anese embassy as the 11930ton Japanese Tcrukuni blown up off the east coat of Eng land Tuesday the 14th victim of intensified sea warfare since Sat urday The Japanese embassy said messages from Harwich identified the hner as the Terukuni Mam but give no details EyWitnessessaTd that the Hner as a Imtfp nnn n J tl UH large one with two funnels Aflcr the explosion the liner was partly submerged one eyewitness said Thereafter it disappeared completely I saw lots of ships racing to thc scene from all directions The liner was tentatively iden tified as the Japanese ship Tcru kuni Maru of 11930 tons It was the 14th ship by Saturday including the Dutch liner Simon Bolivar with loss of about 84 lives The Terukuni Maru is of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha line regis tered out of Tokio She was built in 1930 in the Mitsubishi yard in Japan Thn Japanese embassy sairi It hart a telephone message from Harwich saying Ihe Terukuni Illaru had sunk but hacf no de tails The telephone message from Harwich indicated that the Jap anese ship went down in the same area where the Simon Bolivar the British steamer Blaclchill and sev eral others ships have been sunk m the last four the center of a floating mine area New York officials of the Nip pon Kaisha line owners of the craft said she left Shanghai last Oct 4 for London after load ing cargo at Yokohama and Kobe They added she was due iu Lon don Nov 17 and although they had no confirmation of her arrival there they assumed she had dropped some passengers there and was enroute to Antwerp when she struck the mine The 507foot liner was built at Nagasaki in 1930 and was con sidered one of the finest of her type Her home port was Tokio Her sinking was the first Japanese casualty of the war SPECIAL TRAIN FOR IOWA GAME Three Cars to Carry North Iowa Fans to Northwestern Stadiun A special coaches and a carry 150 North Iowa football fans to thc lowa Northwestern football gme t Evanston Saturday Announcement of ilus was made Monday night by Wilson Abel of thc Abel Son store in Mason City where reservations for both the train and the game arc to be made The round trip transportation and ticket for the game will be sold in combination for a total of S1230 Tickets sold here for thc game will be available only to those who mnkc reservations on the special train it wan announced A representative of the Mil waukee railroad will be at the Abel store for the remainder of thc week it was announced Stops are lo be made at Charles City New Hampton and Calmar to pick up delegations According to tentative plans the train will pull out of Mason City at oclock Saturday morning Thc distance from thc train to the Northwestern stadium in Chicago will probably be cov ered by special bus Thc return trip will be started as soon after the close of thc game as practicable with arrival back in Mason City some time after midnight German Airplanes Seen Over Orkneys Scotland England By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain Tuesday declared her determination to retaliate for heavy maritime losses by cutting off all German export trade Extension of flic British block ade which already bars a lonjr list of imports as contraband wns announced by Prime Min ister Chamberlain Almost at thc same time a 11930ton Jap anese passenger liner was added lo the long list of shipping sunk off thc oast coast of England in the past few days Thc liner Temkimi Maru went down in sighl of land Owners of the vessel believed none of her Od passengers and crew was lost A short while previously tlie J vn of the sixth British naval vessel since thc war started a mine sweeping trawler sunk by a mine British reprisals against Ger many extending the blockade lo exports as well as imports would mean concentration on neutral shipping since Germany herself has practically no ships at sea now The aim would be lo hall com plclely all sea commerce with Germany Chamberlain made his statement in reply to a question by opposi tion Laborite Leader Clement At on whether the government proposed to take any action as a result of the laying ol mines which sank the Netherlands passenger ship Simon Bolivar and other vesseis over tlie weekend Tuesday a British minelaying trawler the Mastiff was added to the loll becoming Britains sixth admitted naval loss of the war In reply to Attlce Chamberlain explained that under international law if unanchorccl mines are used they should become harmless in one hour thc most after those who laid them lost control over Ihem He said that none of these provisions had been observed by Germany in laying thc mines which Britain considers the cause ol recent ship losses Germany has denied that her mines were responsible for the sinking of ihe Simon Bolivar After recounting thc loss of more than 10 ships both British and neutral ant many lives dur ing the past six days Chamber lain said I rosy remind Hie house that in the last war as a measure of justified reprisals for submarine atacks on merchant ships the exports of German origin or imiicrsliip wore made subject lo seizure on the high seas Many violations of interna tional luv and thc ruthless brutal ity if Gerrmm methods have de cided us to follow a similar course now and m order in council will shortly be issued giving effect to this decision Cheers greeted the statement This step means that Britain will seek to shut otf Germanys export trade from which she acquires foreign exchange as well as the flow of imports to Germany Referring to thc Hague conven tion and thc rules governing mine laying Chamberlain sairi None of these provisions has been observed by thc German government in laying the mines which occasioned the losses t have mentioned and lliis fur ther outrage is only flic cul mination of a scries of violations of the agreement whereto Ger many had set her hand I need only to recall the sink ing of the Athenia with loss of 112 lives and the subsequent de struction of British allied and neutral vessels by mine torpedo or gunfire t These attacks have been made without warning and they point to rm increasing extent to a com plete disregard of thc rules laid down in thc submarine protocol whereto Germany has subscribed and of the most elementary dic tates of humanity The government is not pre pared fo allow these methods of conducting warfare to continue without NAZI RAIDER SHOT DOWN OVEU COAST LONDON of a British minesweeping trawler and a raiding German plane Tuesday was announced by British offi cials The air ministry said that the in vading aircraft was shot down ir ;