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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1939, Mason City, Iowa H ISr MEM AR T DtPT OF IOWA COUP DE3 M 0 I N E S I A 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY Japanese in Hawaii Are Loyal By CHARLES P STEWART Washington Columnist THE other day I had occasion to suggest a faint suspicion that Japan has an ultimate though rather remote eye on the Hawaiian islands But I wouldnt for a minute hint at any disloyalty on the part of our Japanese When State Secretary Hull i r r i t a ted by Nippons anti Occidental pol icy in China recently put a Cordell Hull period to Uncle Sams commer cial agreement with the mikado the Tokio press immediately took the position that he was stinging all JapaneseAmericans among others There are more of them proportionately in Hawaii than anywhere else under the Stars and Stripes even on the Pacific coast where theyre rather thick Answering Tokio these Hawai ianJaps promptly made it known that theyre 100 per cent Ameri not a fraction of one per cent Jap J believe em All but the very oldest of them are Hawaiian born So were their parents mostly So quite gener ally were their grandparents When I visited Honolulu years ago Orientallybound William Frear was our governor of the territory There was talk then to the effect that local Japanese con templated a merger with the home islands It was current gossip in the United States increasingly so in California I expected to hear it rampant in Honolulu Glad to Be Americans On the contrary said Gover nor Frear Our Japs originally came here to get away from home conditions which they hated Is it likely that theyd want to reach back after them Thenub of it is this The Japanese arc a nice ly little people Their civilian population is as peaceful as a dove Their diplo mats couldnt be improved on They are polite and reasonable and when they make an interna tional bargain they intend to stick to it Its their militarists who make all the trouble Its as if we had a government with our present executive de partmental for our war department Its as if our war department were entirely independent of everybody else including the president Its as if it paid no at tention whatever to our state de partments dickers with other countries Its as if our secretary of war made a business having our secretary of state assassinated if the latter bothered him too much The HawaiianJapanese are out right antimilitaristic They emi grated a generation or two ago to get away from their military class at home So if the mikado ever tries to grab those islands I surmise that the Americanized Japanese there will be found fighting on our side instead of rallying to the banner nf their ancestors This despite the fact that the Jnps in Hawaii rate among white folks about as our Negroes do in Dixie Last time I was in Honolulu we had a little monkey named Norah on the Pleasanton hotel lawn She was fastened by a chain to a tall pole Japs Versus Monkeys One day Norah jumped from the poles top into the overhanging branches of a nearby tree got her chain kinked around some twigs and couldnt get down Scared she raised hades Hotel guests vushed to the res cue But they couldnt support a ladder against the pole it wasnt substantial enough Climbing into the tree also was an impractica bility Norahs branch wouldnt have supported a mans weight Along came a Jap gardener Hey yelled the rescuers You climb up the ladder and save Norah or well kick you up So the Jap did it He quickly released Norah who dropped to the lawn Instantly the guests began patting and consoling her exclaiming Poor little monkey They forgot alt about the ladder It fell of course and the Jap nearly fractured some of his anatomy Thats how the Japanese com pare with monkeys in Hawaii Needy in Norway Get From lowan SIOUX CITY of an estate valued at was left for the benefit of the needy in Norway tinder terms of the will of MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 1939 MASON CITY THI BRIGHT JfOT 19 PLANES LOST IN IOWA FIRE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE N639 ONE MAN DEAD TWO INJURED IN HANGAR BLAZE Property Loss at Des Moines Airport Figured at DES MOINES man lost his life and two were injured critically when flames Thursday destroyed the Des Moines munici pal airport hangar Nineteen air planes were also lost After a hurried check by city officials the loss was placed at S106000 covering the building planes and equipment The dead man was identified as Martin Barnes believed to be a worker engaged with two other men in welding opera tions in the structural steel work supporting the arched hangar roof His burned body was found 15 feet from the north door and workmen believed lie was thrown to the concrete floor by the explosion and injured so badly he could not escape from the resulting inferno The injured were Louis Bender 30 a city parks department em ploye who suffered second degree burns from his knees to his feet and William L Richardson 43 WPA worker whose face was burned and whose back was in jured Firemen traced the fire to an unexplained explosion possibly from a gas pocket formed near the corner of the building where the Holiday Victim DES MOINES Corky o Barnes WPA worker burned to death in the airport fire here Thursday morning or dinarily worked in the after noons but shifted his schedule because of the Thanksgiving holiday WPA projects in gen eral were closed down and only those who chose to work Thurs day did so Fellow workmen said Barnes volunteered to work Thursday morning Barnes is survived by his widow and two children men were welding The force of the blast tore a great section of brick from a spot near where the Nazis Drop From Planes How Bender and Richardson es caped fate was not im mediately learned although han gar attaches told of pulling one man from the building which im mediately became a roaring fur nace Among the destroyed planes was the RegisterTribune ship Good News the sixth It and the other planes were reduced to a pile of tangled wreckage Steel frame work was the only thing remain ing Seventeen other ships parked on the outside of the building were saved One nil inctat plane how ever caught by a burst of flame when the swinging hangar doors s collapsed was reduced to a mnss of scrap metal Another at the rear of the hangar lost both wings by fire Value of the destroyed planes was fixed tentatively at It was the second time in six years the municipal hangar had been burned out The first fire was in July 1933 The city had 515000 insurance on the hangar which cost about 535000 The first floor of the destroyed hangar included a public room used for class work The second floor contained a rate the offices of Arthur E Thomas airport su perintendent the office of the civil aeronautics authority and the United States Weather Bureau station S E Decker assistant meteor ologist of the downtown bureau said only a few records were saved and that equipment destroyed was valued at From this sta tion wind balloons were dis patched daily and all observations made by a force of five men The twoalarm fire brought all downtown companies to the scene The airport is located about 5 miles from the Des Moines loop The destroyed municipal hangar is separate from that utilized by the United Airlines This hangar more than a block north was un damaged Kidnaper of lowan Ends His Own Life TOPEKA in a tear gasfilled hotel room an ac cused kidnaper shot himself in the head and died early Thursday after a gun and word battle with a detective Floyd C Wadden 30 Daven port Iowa auto salesman told Police Chief Charles D Mc Knaught the man still unidenti fied abducted him in Davenport Tuesday morning Papers in the dead mans pockets indicated he was regis tered with the Iowa employment service at Marshalltown Iowa as A L Morford a butcher Wadden said he slipped away after the kidnaper took a sixth floor room at the Kansan hotel late Wednesday and called police Detective F L Thompson and other officers rushed to the cor ridor outside the room Thompson called the man to the door The man fired striking the detectives pistol Thompson fired back hitting him in the hand All the time he kept talking to the kidnaper trying to get him to surrender Ive got too much hanging over me the man said Ill never drop this gun Thompson kept up his argu ments but after 40 minutes the man slammed the door and dared the officers to come after him Thompson ordered tear gas spurted into the room A minute later the officers heard a shot They found the man lying on the floor critically wounded He died in a hospital soon aftet midnight His fingerprints were sent to the federal bureau of investigation Family Badly Worried DAVENPORT fP Floyd C Wad dens family and his em ployer Thursday anxiously awaited his return from Topeka Kans where he succeeded in breakinj away from a man who forced him at the point of a gun to go on a 540mile drive through three states Mrs Wadden said iieihusband telephoned her last night that he was safe and had not been harmed during the trip The Waddens were married seven years ago and have one daughter Mrs Wadden said her husband became a salesman for an auto mobile firm here six weeks ago Previously he worked in Cedar Rapids and in stores in Davenport and Rock Island 111 W F Helms manager of the automobile company said he sent money to Wadden Wednesday night to enable him to return to work Helms said the young man who sought to buy the car from Wad den gave his name as Dave Lines and said his home was in Cedar Rapids Iowa SUFFERS BROKEN VRM STACYVILLE George Ger hart suffered a broken right arm Monday afternoon while trying to start a corn elevator engine at Gerhart brothers farm His arm will remain in a cast for five weeks TONY SARG BANKRUPT Spend Thanksgiving at Other Home arol Calls xPremier Back to Job BUCHAREST Rumania ling Carol Thursday asked former remier George Tatarescu to form cabinet succeeding that Con tantin Argetoianu which resigned n a crisis attributed to German legotiations for more Rumanian aw materials The 52 year old iberal leader accepted Tatarescu first became premier n 1934 and was in and out of the government until the winter 937 when he was defeated in the lational elections His policy was considered pro rench and against the fascist ron guard The resignation of Argetoianus abinet followed German demands or more Rumanian goods par Icularly oil and cereals i a holiday mood as they arrived at Warm Springs Ga to R i Jr at Warm Foundation which He calls his other home Left o right Basil O Connor the president Thomas Qualters presidential aide Secretary Margaret Lelland and The Weather FORECAST Generally fair Thursday night and Friday except unsettled in central and east portions Thursday nifflit slightly warm er in extreme east somewhat colder in northwest portion Thursday night colder Friday in extreme east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday Maximum Wednesday 47 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 a m Thursday 36 Trace of Rain YEAR AGO Maximum G Minimum g LONDON CROWD WATCHES FIGHT IN NIGHT SKY Good Show Indeed Says One Witness of Thrilling Air Due By REUEL S AIOOKE United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON confi dence in antiairraid defenses was increased Thursday as the total of German raiding planes shot down over British territory this week increased to 3 One of two German raiders was shot down Wednesday night in a thrilling duel in the darkness over the Thames estuary Tuesday the royal air force brought down two other raiders one a Dernier 17 and the other a Heinkel 111 Hundreds watched the night battle despite showers of lead and rnefal falling in the streets Silvery German seaplanes cros sing the southeast coast were re vealed by searchlights As anti aircraft batteries opened fire the nat ships dropped to 3000 feet and blazed away with their ma chine guns Amidst the machine gun battle raging over an Essex town air raid wardens had great difficulty in persuading the peo ple to take cover It was a very good show in deed one eye witness said of the battle over the Thames estuary The bullets passed very near the planes and drove them off They flew towards the sea Then RAF planes went up and chased the Germans There was continuous firing as the enemy and our planes sped out to sea He said that tile German seaplane was shot down and fell into the sea I saw a silverycolored sea plane and could see its floats dis tinctly another witness said The searchlights picked it up and held it in their beam They were marvelous Then antiair craft opened fire and gave the Hairier such a rough time that it was rotking like a cork as it drifted into a clouci out of sight It must have been hit It could not have got away under such a barrage The people were disap poined only because they did not see it come down in flames Searchlights played on the water Juel native otha dcSnl country Hambre died here Mon ccfme lumo day He left the other twothirds aid of his estate to a niece Caroline suil for voluntary bankruptcy in assets of approximately and liabilities of 25 SHOPPING DAYS TILL LOOK INSIDE FOR FRITZ KUHN Bundsmans Angel Woman to Testify PAGE 2 MitchelJ to Stage Farm Event Dec 89 STATE PAGE SavoldSilvers Tussle on Friday Fight Card SPORTS PAGE Floating Mines Are Peril to All Ships PAGE 22 a longtime after the plane disap peared and it is thought to have fallen into the sea The crash of the German raider into the sea was confirmed offi cially by Die air ministry The battle over the Thames fol lowed a day of intense aerial ac tivity Si n i 7 i planes lincl bombed the Shetland islands where they set ire to a moored RAF plane Otherwise there was no damage For several hours earlier RAF fighters had chased one or more German reconnnis ancc planes which had appeared over the Thames estuary ASSOCIATED JPRESS costing Britain a day Sir John Simon says king prorogues parliament Greek freighter sinks confers with war chiefs German secret police taunt British saying they fooled London agents by radio into be lieving they were antiHit ler revolutionaries BUCHAREST Premier Argetoianu resigns after breakdown of German ne gotiations asking more foodstuffs and oil from Ru mania at lower prices say six German planes were downed Wednesday seventh forced down near FrancheConte German communique says four French planes were de stroyed BOYDJESFROM GUN INJURIES Shotgun Charge Hils Stomach After Slip on Brush Pile NEW HAMPTO Knutson 14 son of Mr and Mrs Scvcrt Knutson of Lawler die here Thursday morning from shot gun wounds received Wednesda when his gun was accidental discharged The gun shot off three finger from his right hand the charg afterward hitting him jii h stomach He was hunting near hi fathers acreage north of New Hampton and he slipped as he was standing on top of a brush pile He was brought to the St Joseph hospital here Funeral arrange ments have not been completed CONSTANTINE ARGETOIAITU ENGLISH WERE TRICKED CLAIM Gestapo Tells How It Got Confession in Bombing Plot Hcart your affectionate BERLIN greetings from German opposition German ges tapo With those words according to DNB official news agency ac count published Thursday weiv ended 21 days of wireless contacts between the German secret police and British days in which the German operatives wormed espionage secrets from their foe by posing as antiHitler revolutionists The disclosure of the real iden tity of the revolutionists was said by DNB to have been given BOLD WARFARE NAZI REPLY TO NEW BLOCKADE German Influence Seen in Resignation of New Roumanian Government BULLETIN WITH THE BRITISH ROY AL AIRFORCE IN FRANCE flyers were re ported to have shot down 7 German airplanes Thursday BULLETIN PARIS of German aerial activity brought nazi warplancs to the Paris area early Thursday and caused a 55 minutes air raid alarm Paris antiaircraft bat ferics fired for 15 minutes be fore the all clear signal was sounded By WALLACE CARROLL United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON airplanes are dropping sea mines by parachute into the Thames e s t u a r y naval sources said Thursday in in tensification of sea warfare which has taken a toll 22 ships off the British Isles and in the English channel since Saturday The parachute startling new nazi develop ment in modern disclosed by British sources its reports were reeeived of five more ship sinkings and as the Dutch government pro tested against Great Britains orders to retaliate against Germany by seizing exports of the reich Belgium also was expected to protest Two nazi airplanes were be lieved to have sown sea mines in the Thames estuary Wed nesday night either as an ex periment or as part of a broad program only Wednesday That was one day after the gestapo had announced obtaining a confession from Georg of Munich that he planted the bucr gerbrau time bomb intended for Adolf Hitler The announcement said Elscr had British financial backing Syracuse Wins 107 From Maryland for Successful Closer COLLEGE PARK Md Syracuses fighting Orangemen came from behind Thursday to turn back a stubborn group of Maryland Terrapins and wind up their golden jubilee football sea son with a 10 to 7 victory before a turkcydav crowd of 5000 Other football final cores of Thursday afternoon included Western Reserve 18 Case 0 Wayne 7 Kalamazoo 6 John Carroll 25 Akron 6 Bald winWallace 22 Ohio Wcs leyan 7 Its Turkey Day in 25 States Associated Press Die IIODC that lives within us By The Associated Press Families in 25 states sat down Thursday at the first table of the nations dual Thanksgiving joining in President Roosevelt expressed hope that the world soon will be at peace The second table will be served next Thursday in states whose governors declined to fol low the presidents decision to advance the holiday a week Despite the confusion over the daic there was unanimity in pulpits and in quiet households in echoing Mr Roosevelts pi clamation Let us civc thanks to the Ruler of the universe for Die Iiopc that lives within us of the coming of the day when peace and the productive ac tivities of peace shall rchjn on every continent The president and Mrs Roose velt led the days celebrants As usual Mr Roosevelt will carve a turkey Thursday night at the Warm Springs Ga infantile paralysis foundation Seven patients chosen by to will sit at the same table with the president while he piles their plates with turkey drc ing cranberries and all the otli cr trimmings of a holiday din ner Even though the calendar doesnt say so its a red letter day for tlie 350 patients invited to the party But its just another Thursday in Plymouth Mass where the first Thanksgiving was held Residents of Plymouth will cele brate next week along with the whole of New England Three Texas and around the argument over dates by assign ing two Thankgiving days May ors of several cities did the same thing Mayor C D White of Atlan tic City N J in proclaiming two holidays said last night Tomorrow shall be cele brated by the city as Franks Civing in honor of our presi dent and next Thursday shall be celebrated as Thanksgiv ing In Washington with the presi dent and several members oE his cabinet absent the holiday was observed with church ser vices and family dinners as it was in half the countiy Government offices were closed The ranking republican in the capital Senator WcNary of Che Ron the minority leader ordcitcl turkey dinner with relatives nt a hotel Asked if the senator alsa would observe Nov 30 a sccri tary said We hope he will sources said they be lieved that the mines planted by airplane had been responsible for a large part of the recent shipping disasters A new form of mag netic mines also was blamed for the sinkings Experts said they believed that the parachutes dropped from the planes dissolved in the water per mitting the mines to sink to the Bottom The parachutes presum ably were designed to prevent damage to the delicnle mechanism of the mines the British said On cyewilnesK who said lie saw the parachute mines sown by a nni plane said The plane was so close 1 could c the silhouette of its occupants heads against the dim light in the cockpit As it flew past there were machineguns fired at it but it apparently got away I had seen it flying about 50 feet over Hie water about 100 yards from shore and I saw some thing splash into the water as the plane went past inc Naval experts claimed Iliat the sowing of the parachute mines had been confirmed nnd expressed be lief that well as magnetic mines laid by re sponsible for the English const shipping disasters including five more reported Thursday The last two reporter were the trawler Sulby stink by a mine and the steamer Diirinn sunk by Uboat action earlier in the week Three others had been reported cariler Thursday Six More Ships Added to List more British French nnd neutral vessels were added Thursday to heavy mari time losses of the past week from mine ind submarine warfare Losses disclosed wore The British steamer Darino 1331 tons sunk by a submarine Nov 19 Sixteen of the crew were believed missing Eleven surviv ors landed on the cast coast after spending three days in n sub marine before being transferred to Itnlirm ship The 4576ton Greek freighter Elcaa FJ sunk by a mine twenty four persons saved The British steamer Gcraldn 2494 tons formerly named the Cmcilcston Castle 26 saved British trawler Sulby 287 ton sunk by a submarine off the ;