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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt NOSTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LJ5ASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 27 1939 MAJON CITY TH8 BRIGHT IIOS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 42 FINNS SPURN RUSS DEMANDS X T T r T jf King Signs Order to Seize Nazi Imports 280 Die When 2 More Liners of Britain Go Down Pilsudski and Rawalpindi Join Ships in Davey Jones Locker Two German Freighters Reported Held BULLETIN LONDON admiralty announced Monday night that the nazi pocket battleship Deutschlahd sank the British armed merchant cruiser Rawalpindi southeast of Iceland LONDON order in council for the seizure of German exports was signed Monday by King George VI as a reprisal for German minelaying warfare The order for the complete blockade of Germany prob ably will become effective in a few days The action came as new shipping losses were reported by the admiralty The HollandAmerika 8859ton freighter Spaarndam sank in the Thames estuary and it was announced that four sailors and an elderly woman passenger were killed Other members of the crew of about 40 were rescued by a pilot cutter A Reuters British news agency report from Amster said the woman was identified as a Mrs Stefen an Six neutrals with large siiipJ ping Denmark Belgium Sweden Italy and Ja made representations againstthe decision announced by Prime Minister Chamberlain to subject to seizure on the high seas all exports of German ori gin or ownership whether carried in nazi ships or under neulral Hags While the government gave careful attention to the neutrals protests two more large sea losscs former Polish liner Pil sudski and the armed merchant Clear Lakers Had Been on Pilsudski Sinking of the Pilsudski came as a blow to several persons at Clear Lake Sunday evening as they heard the news over KGLO for it is only a few months ago that they stepped off the luxury liner after a roundtrip tour to Denmark with a Danish Broth erhood excursion Those who sailed on the ill fated vessel were Anton Anderson Chris Eliasen Marion and Leona Eliason and Ruth Rasmussen cruiser tae total of sunken shipping in the past eight days to more than 103 000 tons The loss ol life aboard the Rawalpindi was estimated at about 280 with only 17 of the 16697rton vessels crew of about 300 men escaping Seven persons were missingfrom the Pilsud ski At the same time the admiralty disclosed the capture of two Ger man freighters one of which later was destroyed by a German sub marine as she was being taken to a British port by a prize crew The communique said that the 3670ton North German Lloyd steamer Botkum was aban doned ana driven ashore and that four Germans were killed in the encounter The report said the prize crew suffered no casualties A dispatch from Montevideo on Oct 9 said the Borkum slipped out of port without clearance pa The admiralty said the other German freighter the 4458ton Konsul Hendrik Xisser was cap tured by the British and brought safely to port The British Houtder Line steamer Royston Grange 5114 tons sank in the Atlantic but all of crew were saved The seizure of German exports as veil as her contraband impcits was ordered as a reprisal for German mine laying in shipping channels without notification it was announced MTSFDR Is Willing to Testify WASHINGTON Franklin D Roosevelt said Mon day she was willing to be a Dies committee she had any information which might be help ful She made the remark at a press conference about the same time that Major Hampden AVil son an investigator far the house committee on tinAmeri canism was testifying that the American student union an instrument used for spreading communism among students The first lady who mis ad dressed the American youth con gress said repeatedly that she did not believe it was communist controlled was replying to a sug gestion from Alfred M Lilienthal of New York that she and he ap pear as opposing witnesses on the subject The American student union is one of several organizations mak ing up the American youth con gress Mrs Roosevelt told her press conference she would not care to take sides as a witness in opposi tion to Lilienthal who led a group which split off from the American youth congress but she added I would answer anybodys questions asked interestof truth When a rejjorler asked if she would volunteer to testify be fore the committee the first lady asked why should she and re plied certainly not Wilson said a report which he submitted at a committee hear ing was based on an eightmonth tour of 50 colleges and universi ties and discussions with state and city school board members The investigator who was lent to the committee by the veterans administration also read into the record what he said were excerpts from the communist a maga zine of the communist party which declared how important it was to build the American fed eration of teachers BULLETINS PARIS French par liament Monday was summoned to meet in cxtrordinary session Thursday Parliaments primary task will be to renew the extra ordinary war powers of the government which is necessary lo execution of the decree laws undertaken by the cabinet of Premier Edouard Daladier OSLO Nor w a y Nobel peace prize will not he awarded this year an official announcement said Monday night The prize will be held for award in 1940 Two Injured in This Car Willis Garren 623 Washington avenue southwest and Wayne Mssen 1Z Sixth street southwest were injured when this car in which they were ridine collided with a bridge railing The photo ivas taken after car had been taken to a local garage Lock photo Kayenay engraving MASON GITYAN SERIOUSLY HURT AutombB3e CirasKes Into Bridge Rail in North Part of City Willis Garren 623 Washington avenue southwest was seriously injured at oclock Sunday afternoon when he lost of the car he was driving and it struck a railing of the bridge near the Lehigh Portland Cement com pany office on Twentyfifth street northwest Garrens companion Wayne Nissen 23 12 Sixth street southwest suffered minor bruises Garren and Nissen were taken to Mercy hospital where it was ascertained by attending physi cians that Garren suffered a frac tured skull bruises and cuts on the head and a fractured finger Gar rens condition was reported as fair Monday and Nissens as good at the hospital Garren was driver of the car which was a 1935 Ford V8 The automobile overturned two or three times and landed on its wheels The car was demolished Mason City police department officers investigated the accident 60 War Refugees in China Are Frozen to Death in Cold Wave SHANGHAI P About 60 Chinese froze to death in the streets and several score of others war hos pital care Monday when a cold wave struck Shanghai Relief organizations opened a drive for funds to buy cotton wadded clothes for the refugees thousands of whom have no homes BRITISH LUXURY LINER PILSUDSKI Nazi Sea Warfare Victim I The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair in east increas ing cloudiness in west not so cold Monday night Tuesday partly clouily to cloudy and somewhat warmer MINNESOTA Fair not so cold in west and south Monday night Tuesday Increasing cloudiness warmer in cast and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday 41 Minimum in Night 14 At 8 a m Monday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 2 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 41 Minimum in night 19 At 8 a m Sunday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum Precip 7 Snow LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN BARRiTHORE Actor Has Reunion With His Daughter Diana PAGE 2 9 Deaths Boost Fatalities to 450 2 Des Moines Policemen Suspended DES MOINES The Des Moines city council Monday sus pended Chief of Police H A Alber and Chief Detectives J A Brophy pending completion of an investigation in the three for gotten men case Before an overflow proAlber anil proBrophy crowd the council named Police Capt Floyd Harlzer acting police chief and temporarily raised Capt of Detectives Paul Castcl line to acting chief of detectives The city legal department was directed to continue its investiga tion into the arrest and deten tion for 33 hours of three De catur county residents Nov 18 and 19 Council action provided not only for Albeis suspension as po lice chief but also under his civil service rights as assistant chief Charges against both men consequently will be aired be fore the Des Moines city civil service commission The resolutions adopted by the council asserted the three P L Hinebaugh Max Layton Baker and E L oE Garden Grove were held il legally and as a result an uriT warranted and unlawful syslenif employed by the police depart ment i Detention ot the men without charges being filed against them violated their rights under the federal and state constitutions the resolutions added The men reported they were not allowed to telephone rela tives and friends while in cus tody and that llicy were not questioned or told why they had been arrested until they had hired an attorney The lawyer Ray Harrison charged them a fee One council action ordered Alber suspended for failure to properly perform the duties of his office and specified that charges be prepared and filed against him with the council which has jurisdiction over the tenure of the police chief Hold ing civil service rights as assistant chief however also makes him subject to civil service action Arising amid applause Alber told the council he understood its action to have held certain pro cedure to be illegal The ques tioned procedure arrest for in vestigation has been going on for years and years here and throughput the country in han dling criminals he said Either every mans job on the police department is in jeopardy he continued or eke homes in uuCLty arc in Jeopardy to be robbed and attacked Finland Told to Withdraw Troops in Border Region Foreign Minister Erkko of Finland in Reply Denies Fins Shot Soviets Russia Claims 13 Reds Were Shot HELSINGFORS Finnish government re plied Monday night fo a note from the soviet union by cate gorically denying charges that Finnish artillery had fired across the Russian frontier The cabinet discussed he dematid Monday morning and Ioreign Minister Erkko began immediately to draft an answer which may be presented after cabinet approval Despite the pressure in the note delivered Sunday to Fin land s Moscow legation a Finnish government spokesman eliose to call it a friendly an ultimatum He pointed out that the note carried no time limit It eailed for withdrawal without The spokesman said there would be an answer from the Helsinki government which Mon day studied the demand but he insisted there would be no with drawal of soldiers sent to the fiontier during the fruitless nego tiations Oct 7 to Nov 13 over Russian territorial demands Wlthdra walnnrtlrnf would nullify the protectionraf lortiildationB in a zone where among oilier places PAGE 22 Nile Kinnick Leads in Big Ten Star Choices PAGE 11 Prof A C Kleine of Dubuque Is Dead DUBUQUE A C Kleine 77 long prominent in Du buques music circles died Mon day morning at oclock at a local hospital Funeral arrangements have not been completed JUDGES WILL MEET DES MOINES Iowa District Judges association will meet in their annual convention Friday and Saturday at Hotel Savery here SHOPPING TILL MRS DREHER TAKES STAND Widow of Murdered Mason City Man Is Witness at Hearing Mrs Harold J Dreher of Mason Uly look the witness stand Mon day at Des Moines in n hearing for the three men who murdered her husband during a kidnaping and robbery here last summer She identified her husbands watch and suit pawned by liis slayers in Omaha Ncbr and told of his rip here from his home Her testimony was given to District Judge Loy Ladd who must decide whether the trio shall hang or serve life terms in the penitentiary The three Francis P Welch Fred Ostenriedcr and William E Cooper pleaded guilty Saturday to their first degree murder in dictment Dreher was fatally shot July 27 as he attempted to escape from his car at Seventh street and Keosauqua way here after being robbed and kidnaped near the downtown river front The state lias subpcnaed 12 witnesses to establish lhat the slaying took place in Polk county and that the three men signed statements admitting their part in the killing VIACHESLAV M MOLOTOV Ultimatum By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW Soviet sol diers coll for strictest measures against Finland following report of border incident with 13 dead or wounded Russia demands withdrawal of Finnish fron tier troops ex pected to refuse Russian demands for troop with drawal LONDON King signs order for seizure of Ger man exports ship losses continue heavy grants ex traordinary winter leave to army reservists Nazis Sneaking Like Indians to Maginot Line Germans Told BERLIN were told Monday of scouting on the western front in which a razi de tachment went sneaking like In dians through advanced posts to the Maginot line DNB official German news agency used that description in a report on land operations It said the scouts marie valuable skelche and important observa tions after reaching the French fortification line and returned safely vmti jji3LLc Russia had demanded territory 41 W JA The government denied the Russian allcsation that Finnish artillery fire Sunday killed four Russian soldiers and wounded basis for the Russian demand that troops in the Kar chan Isthmus be withdrawn 12 to 16 miles from the border i A spokesman hinted that the Russians might have been killed accidentally and Finnish forces blamed Government circles were skep tical over Moscows allegation ot an artillery attack They sug gested that a better way to avert any further incidents would be vithdrawal by the Russians them The sudden sharpening of rela tions between Russia and Fin land herself once part of imper ial Russia came just as Finns were beginning to settle down to normal life with the relaxation of blackout restrictions and the re opening of schools RUSSIANS CLAIM FINNS SHOT 13 SOVIETS MOSCOW Russian troops Monday urged the govern ment to adopt strictest mea sures as a result of a border in cident Sunday in which 13 red army soldiers were killed alleg edly the victims of Finnish artil Army men gathered in mass meetings as Moscow awaited an answer to a strong note in which Russia demanded that Finland withdraw her border ffarrisous Tne press campaign against i inland was strikingly similar to that which preceded the invasion of Poland and no mention was made in the newspaper or over the radio of the denial issued in Helsinki that Finns had fired on the Russians The press wss filled with stock resolutions rushed through mass meetings of workers on night shifts urging among other things m denunciations of Finland that the soviet union reply with a triple blow They rcilcratcd the soviet unions demand that the Finns withdraw their troons from the frontier staling that otherwise we will throw them out Some warned that if the Finns were unyielding we will repeat the lesson given to Polish pans Finnish leaders were accused of fulfilling orders of their imper ialistic masters presumably Great Britain and France Troops in the Moscow district ndoptctf resolutions declaring Iherc is a limit to patience rnd requesting the government to bridle provocateurs of war Ten days were enough lo conquer Poland the resolutions sternly reminded Finland which was left facing the dubious al ;