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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa 4 4 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E R H1ST MEM AR r OEPT Of IOWA COM i E S f A VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AMD UNITED PRESS fULL LEASED WIPES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 1939 MASON CITY THE SftlOHT WOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONZ NO 41 3 PLEAD GUILTY TO DREHER MURDER DEATH PENALTY OR LIFE TERMS AWAIT SLAYERS Welsh Cooper and Ostenrieder Admit Killing Mason Cityan Whether or not Mrs Harold J Drehers wish that her husbands murderers should face the death penalty will be fulfilled will be up to District Judge Loy Ladd in Des Moines Monday The three men accused of the murder of the Mason City sales man pleaded euilty in a sur price move in Des Moines Sat urday and threw themselves on the mercy of tlie court Judge Ladd will hear evidence in the case Monday to determine whether the three shall be sen tenced to life imprisonment at death by hanging They are Francis P Welsh 28 William E Cooper 19 Fred Ostenrieder 18 Although all three had signed confessions and Oslenrieder and Cooper had accused Welsh of fir ing the fatal shot they previously had pleaded not guilty and trial for them had been set for the current term of the district court in Des Moines Dreher was robbed shot and thrown from his automobile on a downtown Des Moines street July 27 The slayers stole his automo bile and abandoned it at Council Bluffs Fingerprints found on the door led to the arrests after weeks of intensive police investigation a Ostenrieder the first arrested for the crime was captured at Eugene Ore He identified as his comgahion in a signed statement andlmpBcated a thiid known Slim Detectives identified Slim as Cooper and obtained his release from the Arizona state peniten tiary at Florence where he had just begun a sevenyear term tor robbery Welsh confessed trigger man ot the trio was arrested in San Francisco Cal for vagrancy and identified and returned to Iowa GRANGE CHIEF AND WIFE HURT South Dakotans Are Involved in Wreck North of Melbourne MARSHALLTOWN J Martin of Watertown S Dak state master of the South Dakota Grange and his wife were injured late Friday afternoon in an auto mobile collision on highway 64 a few miles north of Melbourne Mrs Martin suffered a fracture of the left collar bone and Mr Martin received a facial cut and was badly bruised Mrs Martin is in a local Deaconess hospital The Martin car was badly dam aged when it sideswiped a truck belonging to a Marshalltown Fruit company being driven by Ferdi nand Schofield The truck was halted by the side of the road by flat tire Schofield escaped injury The Martins were returning to Watertown from the 71st annual convention of the National Grange which closed Friday in Peoria 111 Mr Martin is an officer in the na tional organization Profit Reported by Hormels NEW YORK A Hormel Co and subsidiaries meat packers with headquarters at Austin Minn reported Satur day for the fiscal year ended Oct 28 net profit of equal to a share on the common stock against or S198 a share in the preceding year Capture of German Battleship Denied LONDON admiralty announced Saturday in response to inquiries about reports that the German pocket battleship Deutsch land had been captured that i had no knowledge of such a cap ture FHED OSTENRIEDER FRANCIS P WELSH WILLIAM E COOPER Tells of GERMANY at WAR AP MAN VISITS NAZI COUNTRY Coffee Doesnt Taste Like Coffee Omaha Writer Says EDITORS NOTE The follow ing story is written by an Associated Press reporter from Omaha Nebr who was on the high seas bound for Europe when war broke out In this story he gives his impressions of wartime Germany By OLIVER W DE WOLF NEW YORK Heil Hit ler from a uniformed officer at the airport 25 miles outside Berlin andtwo deep sighs ot relief jrom two 1efugeesffBmpragufrrtraTlced r the beginning arid ending of a peaceful journey across warring nazi Germany The greeting was extended as I alighted from a Danish air plane which carried me from Copenhagen The ending came in a train compartment at the famous Brenner pass In the meantime I had spent a pleasant two days and two nights in a country at second warring nation I visited during my stay in Europe Despite the fact one is not supposed to enter oppos ing belligerent countries the Ger mans offered no objections when they saw the British visa and exit stamp on my passport Nor did they offer objections to my baggage scarcely glancing through it when I entered and not bothering to look at it at all when I left At the airport a can of Eng lish they permit ted me to my Danish Italian American and German money attracted major attention from the customs after the pass port examination Simplifying train travel across the country was the fact that I had a transit visa and was en route to Italy to take an Amer icabound Italian vessel But the visas were of no aid when it came io traveling by fool through bljckedout cities In Berlin I groped my way through the blackness with a com panion to a wellknown restau rant from which no light seeped through blackened windows and curtained doorways Inside it was tnd offered gay well lighted music f Later the same night in a res taurant permitted to remain open all night to servo newspapermen a lone pianist unconscious of the irony was playing Youre the Cream in My Coffee Coffee doesnt taste like coffee in Germany Munich like Berlin was com pletely black but the cab driver who took us to the Hofbrauhaus seemed to find sufficient light from his blackened headlights o drive like all taxi drivers Kc tuminE four German soldiers singing a marching song stopped long enough to direct us to a bliicligfilea streetcar Heil Hitlers were heard but not as frequently as one would suppose and conversation was al most totally lacking in the train compartments I noticed little laughter or gaiety One could sense a tension in the country heightened to a stranger at least by the large number uniformed men So despite a pleasant and uneventful journey I Iowa Northwestern shared the feeling of refief with it my two Americabound immigrant companions when the train crossed the frontier into the Italian Tyrol LOOK INSIDE SENATOR VANDENBERG Indorsement to F Rs Defense Tax Is Given PAGE 2 State Vegetable Growers to Meet PAGE 10 Lee Savold Wins Scrap on ThirdRound Wallop PAGE 11 By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS office pro tests proposed seizure of Ger manys exports BERLIN High command reports sinking of British Auxiliary 7000ton war ship LONDON Admiralty ac knowledges Germans dam aged new cruiser Belfast proposes intensified mine sweeping coali tion cabinet in first oct bans exportation of table products barley vege SHOPPING TILL Wildcats Lead Iowa 7OatHalf HOGCORN RATIO NOT FAVORABLE 100 Pounds Live Hogs Equal 1 1 Bushels of No 3 Yellow Corn CHICAGO Hog raisers Saturday face an unfavorable hogcorn ratio for the first time in two years Based on average prices on the Chicago market 100 pounds of live hogs equalled in value about 11 bushels of No 3 yellow corn compared with an average of around 14Vj bushels during the past 24 months At times during this past period the ratio was 18 bushels of corn to 100 pounds oE hogs Parity as generally ac cepted is 12 bushels corn to JpOpoundsjjrhog The average price of day was about here com pared with S751 a year ago and fo 3 yellow corn was quoted at cents a bushel com pared with about 48 cents a year ago Attractive corn feeding returns were largely responsible for the production this year of an esti mated 83000000 pigs and 71000 000 last reflected in tlie lowest top prices in five years Less favorable cornhog ratios such as that in 1934 xvhen 100 pounds of hogs equalled about 10 bushels and in 1936 when it was almost down to nine bushels re sulted in pig crops during the fol lowing years of only 55000 000 and 61000000 head respectively Football Scores col THIRD PERIOD Kansas State 0 Boston legc 26 Yale 14 Harvard 0 Colgate fl Columbia 0 Villanova 7 Manhattan 0 Temple 7 Michigan State 15 Duqucsnc 16 Carnegie Tech 7 Ohio State 14 Michigan 14 Cornell 20 Penn 0 SECOND PERIOD Duke 21 North Carolina State 0 Navy 0 Princeton 21 Ohio State 14 Michigan 7 Temple 0 Michigan State 9 Duaucsnc G Carnegie Tech 7 Colgate fl Columbia 0 Villanova 7 Manhattan 0 Pitt 0 Penn State 7 Purdue 0 Tulane 0 FILM INDUSTRY IS THREATENED WITH WALKOUT Wage Increase or 23000 Is Demanded by A F L Union BULLETIN HOLLYWOOD Head of unionized motion pic ture studio technicians and la borers announced Saturday aft ernoon that producers had agreed to his demands for a increase and that a threat ened strike had been called off Bioff had threatened to darken the countrys movie houses un less his terms were met HOLLYWOOD IP Officials of 24 motion picture studio unions conferred Saturday on a strike which their leaders said would close every film theater in the United States and Canada After producers representa tives refused to grant a 10 per cent wage increase for 23000 studio technicians William Bioff chairman of the confer ence of studio unions AFL said he would issue a call Saturday for a general strike throughout the entire motion picture Joseph M Schenck chairman of a producers committee said no further meetings of producers representatives were expected to lie held over the weekend Prior to the union leaders meeting attended by business agents sentatiyes there was no indica tion as to the hour when the walkout would become effective That will be the producers surprise said Bioff Meanwhile studio union lead ers were called into a meeting to map strike strategy Loss ot foreign markets and sharp curtailment of production had been cited by the producers as effects of the European war on the industry The unions pointed to exorbitant salaries paid to stars and ridiculously low wages to hundreds of technicians and challenged producers to make revisions We feel that the underpaid workers should gel their wage increases right now Bioff old newsmen after the conference broke up The three talent guilds actors writers and directors are not di rectly involved in any of ihe is sues at stake but they would be affected if he strike forced the closing of 20 big studios in Holly wood Bioff surrendered voluntarily on a telegraphic warrant for his arrest on a 17yearold Chicago conviction for pandering lie provided SI000 bail and was granted a writ of habeas corpus returnable Dec 12 Of the charge Bioff said I pail my full penalty He added that this whole affair is simply a plot to discredit and embarrass me Des Moines Policemen Face Possible Suspension City Council Takes Action May Drop Police Chief Albers We Dont Like the SEATTLE Fritz Wiedemann German consul gen eral at San Francisco told Ger manAmericans at a dinner here We wish from the bottom ot our hearts that the United States wont become involved in this war And get this straight none of us like the German bund He was a dinner guest Friday night of a Seattle group BULLETIN LONDON large con centration of aircraft was re ported over the Orkney Islands Saturday and air raid warnings were sounded 1 REPORT NAZIS WITHDRAW ST VITH Belgium were unconfirmed reports Satur day that many German troops had been withdrawn from the Sieg fried line near AixLaChapelle because of an epidemic WILLIAM BIOFF Strike three DES MOINES The threat suspension Saturday hung over high police officials follow ig city council action while in vestigating the case of three for gotten men in the municipal jail Councilman admitted in off the conversation that the ac ion probably would involve Des VIoines veteran police chief Henry A Alber Chief of Detec ives J A Brophy and Detective apl Paul Castelline Four eouncilmen favored the suspensions Thursday but de ferred a vote until they could confer in a closed meeting with Safety Commissioner Henry HasBrouck the remaining mem ber under whose jurisdiction the police department rests The four were Mayor Mark Conkling Parks Commissioner Lee Keyser Finance Commissioner L P Love and Streets Commissioner John MacVicar V Three Garden Grove business men told the council Thursday that they had been held in the jail 33 hours last weekend without being allowed to communicate with relatives or friends Alber was present at the council meeting The men were released after they paid to an attorney No charges were filed against them and they were not ques tioned by police they said Brophy admitted the arrest bul letins of the three men were on his desk last Saturday morning but declared he left the office in Captain Castellins at 10am Captain Castellines name Is signed to the release notice on bulletins The men were arrested about 1 a m Saturday and re leased about a m Sunday Brophy said Captain Castellline told him he had forgtten the men were in jail and declared the men were not questioned and were not told why they were ar rested Patrolmen Wood and Bognano made the arrests On the back of one of the bulletins is the nota tion This man and and prowling around a Chev rolet sedan Illinois 403175 parked by north side of Plaza liotel on Grand ave The wind wing of the right front door was spring about an inch and car was full of merchandise These fellows would not give officers an account of themselves and at tempted to separate when officers drove up DETECTIVE PAUL CASTELLINE Suspension MANY FUMBLES MAR PLAY FOR BOTH ELEVENS Iowa Misses Chance on Northwestern 3 as Hawkeye Miscues DYCHE STADIUM EVANS TON Wild cats scored in the last few sec inds of the second quarter to lead owas Men of Iron 7 o 0 at ihe half of their Big Ten attle here Saturday afternoon be ore a crowd estimated at 40000 Northwesterns first break which led to the counter came when Hahnensteins punt rolled out of bounds on the Hawkeye one fMd stripe Nile Kinnicks return tick was poor going to his own 25 and the Wildcats launched their touchdown drive from that spot A pass gave the Wildcats a first down on the Iowa 8 After wo line plunges Don Clawson Northwestern balltoter took tiie pigskin over with 21 seconds left in the half FIRST PERIOD Iowa won the toss and chose to kick off Prasse making a poor rolling boot to Northwestern on the Northwestern 33 McGurn picked up three yards at right guard Hahnenstein trying a right end sweep was nailed hard by Murphy for a foot loss Hahnen stein punted Northwestern down ing the ball on the Iowa 33 Kinnick on a reverse handed the ball to Murphy who turn blea and Northwestern recov ered on the The men originally were booked for investigation by Brophy This form of arrest is one gener ally followed in the Des Moines police station with prisoners agninst whom charges are not ac tually on file and who are cap tured on suspicion or wanted for questioning Traffic offenders against whom no charges have been filed are booked usually for investigation by the police department The Polk county Junior Bar as sociation sent the council a letter declaring Those police Irregularities are alone enough to lessen the respect for law and order that a fair and impartial administra tion of justice should impart The Chamber of Commerce passed a resofution urging an investigation to the final re sponsibility Assistant City Solicitor B J Flick declared that Iowa law gives no legal justification for holding prisoners on an investigation charge The city council met Friday with Hasbrouck in attendance but decided to postpone action until they heard the police report of the case Monday Saturn Planet Show Rained Out in Iowa DES MOINES if Saturns show was rained out for lowans Friday night The planet was scheduled according to Drake uni versity astronomers to display its rings to good advantage Scientists they said are at mate UlctLCL MI UNFAVORABLE Iowas Iron Hawks to Play Wildcats in Dreary Weather DES MOINES any too favorable was the gloomy re port the weather bureau gave Saturday for Iowas final football contest of ihe season with North western at Evanston III Iowas Iron Hawks who hope to round Out their fairystory string of victories with a win over the powerful will play under cloudy skies with the threat of rain the bureau said A trace of rain was reported in Chicago Saturday morning In Iowa the forecast called for much cloudiness with little change in temperature Nearly all parts of the state re ported light rainfall Friday night the bureau said with Dubuque receiving the heaviest amount a tenth of an inch Temperatures ranged about nine degrees above normal ai lei dropping to a low ot 31 degree Friday night at Sioux City Fri days high was 45 degrees at Charles City The Weather FORECAST IOWA Much cloudiness Sat urday night and Sunday little changrc in temperature MINNESOTA Much cloudi ness Saturday night and Sun pay somewhat warmer Sunday in northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 4j Minimum in Night 36 At 8 a m Saturday 36 Trace of rain YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum Precipitation QI Snow 215 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO tfVThe weather outlook for the period of Nov to Dec 2 emu the Northern and Central G r e a lively drj Plains right guard Hahnensteins pass sailed far over the heads of Chambers and Grefe McGurn hit right tackle for three yards Halm ensieins punt rolled dead on tlie Iowa 17 Kinnick trying right end lost one yard McLain was brought down by Hiemenz after a four yard gain at left tackle Kinnicks punt was caught by Hahnenstein on the Northwest ern 38 and returned 10 yards but Hahnenstein fumbled and Iowas Trasse recovered on the Icma 47 Kinnick smashed right tackle getting live yards Murphy hit right tackle for four yards but fumbled and Aarts recovered for Northwestern on the Northwest ern 40 Hahnenstein was stopped at center but Northwestern was pen alized 15 yards for holding Cham bers hit center for six yards Ilahncnsteln dropped back Uien punted io Kinnick who returned six yards to the Hawk eyes 42 Green replaced Murphy at full back for Iowa Kinnick was stopped by Conteas after a yard gain at right tackle Iowa was penalized five yards for taking too much time McLain attempting to hand the ball to Kinnick fumbled and then recovered for three yard loss Kin nick punted to Hahnenstein who stopped dead by several Hawks on the Northwestern 24 McGurn was halted without gain McGurn made only a yard at right tackle as the Iowa line charged hard Hahnenstein punted to Kin nick who made only 2 yard re turn to tlie Iowa 43 Iowa took time out Green fum bled but recovered for a yard gain Green was stopped by Hiemenz losing one yard Kinnick punted to Hahnenstein who returned from the Northwestern 16 to the Wild cat 21 Richards nnd Soper went into the Northwestern backfield with Method and Haman going in for the Wildcats at right guard and center respectively Soper operating from left half got five yards in a smash at right tackle Frassc spilled Soper for a three yard loss at the Wildcat riffht end McGurn got four yards through left guard Soper punted out of bounds on the Iowa 33 Kinnick quick kicked beautifully the ball Northwestern five yard line It was a kick of 51 yards Final Michigan Ohio State Final tiy or or gaseous with temperatures mostly above Sopei from the end zone punt al eci out to the Northwestern 46 Notre Dame u s c Final Minnesota fg Wisconsin Cornell Pennsylvania Finil ;