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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa I to if til NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H4RLON E R MIST tEU f T 0 E P r O f I 0 V 2 I t THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES F1VK CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 1939 Says U S Needed by Filipinos By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist FOR VARIETY a kaleidoscope has nothing on an interview with Dr Vincente Villamin A Filipino Dr Villamin is campaigning here to prevent the United States from granting to the Philippines any greater meas ure of inde pendence than they enjoy al ready Hes a world politi cian an econo mist a lawyer a writer an all around savant and hes trav eled in more countries than any other globe trotter I ever encountered All the subjects that hes fa miliar with and all the places hes visited from astronomy to retail merchandising from Manila west wardly around the earth to San Francisco from Canada to Pata gonia he discusses miscellane ously He doesnt deal with them sep arately He mixes em up regard less of consequences Of course his favorite theme is the YankeeFilipino relationship Americans he says are the fairest most understanding and generous people in the world As a Filipino I am thankful that my country is with the United States and strongly hope that the asso ciation will continue throughout the endless procession of the years if if if Changing the Subject JThen changing his theme the S5word totalitarian observes the doc like the 5centword jitterbug isnt going to last long Its as hard to pronounce as the clownish dance is hard to perform Some pseudointellectuals get the notion that its a mark of in tellectuality to glorify commu nism to distinguish it from rheu matism And now its becoming hybridized with nazilsm Oh gosh If ever it becomes in volved with fascism It might happtn The Isms though couldnt combine with democ racy It would be what breeders call a violent cross It wouldnt be reproductive But Dr Villamin doesnt believe theres any danger of that Hes satisfied of democracys in tegrity The only tiling hes afraid of is that the Philippines if split off from the II S A will be snaked into the isms periphery In short he fears that Japan will grab the archipelago Whats War It would be a bright idea Doc Villamin suggests for Uncle Sam to recognize war where it actually alone where its of ficial That is to say everybody knows that wars raging between Japan and China Yet theres been no declaration on either side Doc Villamins thesis is this A phony war rages between the allies and we recognize it A real war rages between Japan and China and we dont recognize it As a bystander it looks ridicu lous to Doc Villamin Millions and Billions Then the doc takes finance as his topic 1C one stays long in Washing ton and dabbles in terms of mil lions and billions and you men tion hundreds of thousands to him he thinks youre some piker who just blew in from the sticks IMS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MAttN CITY THI BRIGHT NO 43 REDS BREAK PACT WITH FINNS Claim British Cruiser Is Sunk Rationing of Food Delayed Until Jan 8 of rationing in Britain has been delayed until Jan 3 when regulations will go into ef fect limiting supplies of butter and bacon to four ounces of each a week to each consumer Minister of Foods William S Morrison an nounced in the house of commons Tuesday Morrison said that delay in starting rationing resulted from the requestsof private traders throughout the country asking that ration regulations should not be made effective during the Christmas season Morrison said that although sugar wili not be rationed for the present the ministry of food asked consumers to restrict their pur chases of sugar to a pound a per son a week Monday the food ministry em phasized that there is no danger of a shortage but that limited ra tioning would be instituted as part of a progam to release many ships hitherto carrying food for the transport of war materials for the armed forces Rationing in Germany has been in effect since the outbreak of hostilities and there was some ra tioning even before the war began German consumers are restrict ed to four ounces of sugar one pound of meat or sausage two ounces of cheese three ounces of marmalade End five ounces of rice a week King George opening the first war session of parliament assured the empire Tuesday that the royal navy is keeping free and open the highways of the sea an order in the British blockade hy author izing seizure of German exports as well as imports referred only briefly to pending war time legislation You will be asked he told the house of commons to make fur ther financial provision for the conduct of the war The king wearing an admirals uniform spoke for only a few minutes and parliament immedi ately recessed until 3 p m 9 a m VINDICTIVE PEACE WILL BE AVOIDED allied powers will avoid any effort to impose a vindictive peace on Europe Prime Minister Neville Chamber lain said Tuesday in the house of commons Chamberlain in commons evaded new demands for a more clearcut definition of Britains peace a lion qu D ister said that it would be ab solutely futile to attempt to lay down today the conditions under which a new world is to be cre ated Chamberlain announced that the BritishFrench blockade of German exports would go into ef fect Dec 4 Speaking of neutral protests against the blockade he said that we recognize that these measures may cause inconven ience and perhaps loss to neu trals but added these meas ures for helping bring our efforts to a successful issue may well be apples of OL neutrals President Roosevelt One of the present white house tenants Treat services to the American people he re msrks is that hes made the average ciiizen personally con sistently and intelligently inter ested in government and thats a most essential accomplishment for real democracy Oh yes plenty of Americans arc very critical of Rooseveltian policies but theyre INTEREST ED They know whats going on They dont take things for grant ed X Back to the Philippines But the doc always harks back to the Philippines Under the American flag points out the Filipinos have a president elected by themselves a constitution draft ed hy themselves an army offi cered by themselves and a polit ical future fashioned by them selves In other words under Ameri can sovereignty we have selfgov ernment liberty and freedom Hes extremely apprehensive that the islanders will lose the in dependence that they enjoy now if they insist on still more of it BRITISH OVER GERMANY LONDON air minis try announced Tuesday Royal Air Force planes had made a success ful flight over northwestern Ger many Monday night WOMAN SHOT BY MATE IS DEAD Muscatine Mother of Four Children Victim of Shooting MUSCATINE Wil liam Butts 37 mother of four children died Tuesday from a bullet wound officers said was in flicted by her husband at their home Oct 18 Mrs Butts developed meni gitis Butts attempted to commit sui cide after the shooting police said but he suffered only a head wound He has been held in the Musca tine county jail pending outcome of his wifes condition and is part ly paralyzed as the result of his wound Butts was employed as a button cutter CHILD IS KILLED DETROIT Willard D Pearson Monday called to her five year old daughter Alice wao was playing across the street to come home immediately An the BERLIN ASSERTS NAZI SUB HERO INNEWTRIUMPH Denials Warship Was Torpedoed Are Made by British Sources BULLETIN BERLIN official an nouncement Tuesday night said a nazi Uboat had torpedoed and destroyed a 10000ton British cruiser and usually wellin formed sources reported that around 700 officers and men were believed to have perished BULLETIN BERLIN official statement Tuesday night said that Great Britain had failed in an attempted air attack on the northwest coast of Germany Monday niffht BERLIN German high command announced Tues day that a British heavy cruiser had been torpedoed and de stroyed in the North sea east of the Shetland islands by the same submarine commander whose sinking of the battleship Hoyal Oak Oct 14 made him a German national hero A communique said the Brit ish vessel was of the London ships of nearly 10000 tons It named Lieut Capt Guenther Frien 31year old Uboat commander who slipped into Scapa Flow past British mine fields and obstruc tions to w skipper of the submarine which torpedoed the cruiser Meanwhile the German piess still was citing the sinking of the British armed merchantman Ra British Deny Ship Was Sunk LONDON authori tative British Press association said Tuesday night in a note to editors The rumor is abroad that a British battleship has been sunk and for your information we are informed that there is no truth whatever in it A Berlin communique said a British heavy cruiser had been torpedoed and destroyed it did not mention a battleship walpindo Nov 23 off the coast of Iceland as evidence of German mastery of the North Aeltantic The high command communi que said A British heavy cruiser of flic London class was torpedoed and destroyed east of Hie Shet land islands by LicutCapl Prien victor of Scapa Flow Tile London one of four sis terships displaces 9850 tons car ries eight 8inch guns and has a normal complement of 650 men Ships of this class have a speed of approximately 32 knots and all are about 10 years old The announcement was made by DNB the official news agency Prien 31yearold submarine commander was decorated Adolf Hitler Oct 18 with by the grand cross of the Iron Cross Germanys highest war order foi in lost the sinking of the Royal Oak i which 810 British lives were los Prien told how he maneuvered his submarine into Britains Scapa Flow naval base on the surface early on Oct 14 inc spotted the silhouette of anchoret warships by the aid of the north ern lights A torpedo into the heart of the Royal Oak sent Iicr quick ly to the bottom Prien said asserting that he also scored a hit on the battle cruiser Kcpulsc which was anchored nearby The British denied the Repulse was hit however Prien said he wriggled his sub marine back through the Scapa Flow defenses to escape without detection except by a lone motor ist near the naval base MacNider for President Headquarters Are Opened Sioux Falis Legion Clift Named Head of Boys Juvenile Home DES MOINES Iowa board of control Monday nuned its secretary R B Clift acting superintendent of the Toledo Boys Juvenile home succeeding HANFORD aiACNIDER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS an nounces British heavy cruiser of London class tor pedoed and destroyed near islands German expertssayTBnfisrV fleet cleared from North Atlan tic George declares sea lanes being kept open Chamberlain an nounces BritishFrench blockade of German exports to start Dec 4 British ships land 105 German prisoners from captured vessels of fice announces Russia has denounced her nonaggres sion pact with Finland radio promises peace if Finland meets Russian terms prepares for first wartime parliament Thursday TITLlFlGHT IS POSTPONED 3 Physicians Say Armstrong Not in Physical Condition NEW YORK Henr ArmstrongLou Ambers welter weight title fight scheduled for Madison Square Garden Friday mght was indefinitely potsponed Tuesday Three physicians told the New York State Athletic commission Armstrong the title holder is physically unable to enter the because of an attack of grip Ko date was set for the fight IS FATALLY INJURED DAVENPORT N Nichols 50 a salesman was fa tally injured in an automobile col lision Monday night Man in Minneapolis to Set Up Headquarters Recent rumors that Col Han ford MacNider of Mason City was to be drafted as a republican can didate for the presidential race in 1940 took tangible form Tues day with the announcement that headquarters were being opened in a Minneapolis hotel J E Williams Sioux Falls S Dak former state commander of the American Legion an nounced in Minneapolis ac cordinr o an Associated Press dispatch that he would onen headquarters in the Dyckman hotel there He declined to dis cuss plans except to say where the headquarters were being opened if if Colonel MacNider was visiting Tuesday with Mrs MacNider at the Milton academy near Boston Mass where their three sons are enrolled and could not be reached for comment Previously lie had laughed off and refused to confirm rumors that lie was a possible candidate although columnists and mag azines with national circulation had mentioned thepossibility In previous campaigns he had been mentioned often for the vice presidential post but usually as a dark His pop ularity with exservice men has kept his name in the forefront He was the third national com mander of the American Legion and the first chosen by acclama tion was assistant secretary war under President Calvin Cool idge and minister to Canada dur ing the Hoover administrationr WRITErUiLM DIRECTOR HURT McCarey Seriously Injured Gene Fowler Burned in Wreck LOS ANGELES IP Gene Fowler writer and wit and Leo McCarey film director were in jured critically in an automobile accident near here Monday night Both are under treatment in hospitals Physicians said Fowler probably will recover although h incurred serious injuries to his back left knee and chest and was burned severely by gasoline McCareys condition is critical He may have a skull fracture anc has numerous burns and wounds The flesh virtually was torn from his right forearm Dr A FJ Myers said McCareys condition was serious but hope ful Irvin Bennett 66 escaped with slight injuries Investigators saic he drove the other car involved Bennett could give only a vague account of the accident Botl Fowler and McCarey were un conscious when taken to hospitals Fowler has written numerous plays books and scenarios One o his first stories was that of Bon fils and Tammen late owners of the Denver Post which he callec Timberline McCarey has been active in the movies as prop boy gag writer and director for 2i years The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except some cloudiness slightly warmer Tuesday night ana in central and cast Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except local cloudiness not so cold in southwest Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 43 Minimum in Nijrht i At S a m Tuesday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum is Navy Will Build Air Base Near Bennett Field in Brooklyn NEW YORK The nav will begin immediate construction of a S500000 to iir base here one of eight designed to co ordinate Americas flying neu trality and defense coastal patrols The base adjoining Floyd Ben nett field in Brooklyn will be completed about March 1 1940 and include hangars for at leas 24 huge naval flying boats I SHOPPING DAVSTILL An official soviet communique released In Moscow said that Finnish artillery fire at the border on the Karelian isthmus indi cated by arrow on this Associated Press map killed four and wounded nine officers and men The reported incident was at a point about 30 miles from Leningrad Finland denied the shooting LOOK INSIDE FOR GEORGE BUGS MORAN Chicago Gang Leader Gets Year in Jail PAGE 2 North lowans Plan Thanksgiving Services PAGE 16 Iowa Carleton Choose Lineups for Test Here PAGE 9 PREDICT FAIR WARM WEATHER Mercury Drops to Crisp 15 Minimum at Iowa Falls DES MOINES The weather bureau predicted fair and warmer weather for Iowa Tuesday night and Wednesday after the mercury dropped to a crisp 15 degree mini mum Monday night at Iowa Falls A blanket of smoke again over hung Des Moines settling under Ihe layer of cool air overhead and folding visibility to less than a block in the downtown area early Tuesday morning Health Commissioner Walter L Bierring however minimized the danger the smoke pnll to health and said he regarded it as more of a general nuisance Temperatures ranged near the normal mark Tuesday morning with clear skies reported at prac tically all weather stations in the state No precipitation was re ported in the last 24 hours The mercury reached a high Monday of 45 degrees at Mount Ayr and Sioux City WAR OF NERVES AT NEW HIGH IN BALTIC REGION Denunciation of Nonaggression Pact Shocks Finland By LYNN HEINZERL1KG HELSINKI Soviet Russia Tuesday denounced her seven year old nonag gression pact with with whom she is engaged in a bitter border dispute Observers in the Finnisli capital pointed out resem blance betAveen Moscows ac tion and Adolf Hitleis denun ciation of his nonaggressiou pact with Poland last April Finland has rejected Rus sian territorial demands Mon day replying to a demand for withdrawal of her troops from the border she asserted she would do so only if Russia did likewise Notice of the denunciation given in a note handed the Finnish minister in Mos cow Soviet Russia and Finland concluded their nonaggres sion pact in 1932 and supple mented it the following year with aii agreement defining an ag gressor Subsequent pacts in 1937 and 1938 pledged them to good neigh borly relations and defined the Finnishsoviet frontier The soviet action though re FACES TRIAL FORSLAYINGS Charles Becicka 28 to Be Taken to Iowa City for Murder Trial TO FORMULATE POLICE POLICY Acting Heads of Des Moines Police Confer With City Councilmen DES MOINES Acting Chief of Police Floyd Hartzer anc acting Chief of Detectives Paul Castelline planned to meet Tues day with the city council to for mulate policies resulting from a council shakeup of the police de partment Monday The city legal department meanwhile continued its investi gation of police activities which may result in changes in police personnel down through the rank of captain These moves resulted from the councils action Monday in sus pending Chief Henry A Alber and Chief of Detectives J A Brophy The suspensions temporary awaiting the outcome of the case of the citys three forgotten Monday on a unani mous council vote Final disposition of the Alber and Brophy suspensions must also hinge on action by the city civil service commission Three Garden Grove residents complained to councilmen last week that they were confined to the city jail for investigation 33 hours without being allowed to telephone relatives and friends and without being questioned or told why they were under arrest DES MOINES Becicka 2B former restaurant trial City Mr and Mrs George Novotny at their Shueyville farm home Sept Des Moines must stand in district court at Iowa for the alleged slaying of 9 during a robbery him less than that netted Federal District Judge Charles A Dewey Monday authorized the United States marshal to surren der Becicka now in jail at Dav enport on a federal charge of at tempted extortion to Johnson county authorities Becicka is a nephew of the eld erly couple he is charged with shooting The former waiter was arrested by federal ngents here Nov 15 when he called at the main post office for a dummy package sup posedly containing S200 he had demanded of Wesley Novotny administrator of Hie George No votny estate Federal authorities said a hold order would be placed against Be cicka so he could be tried on the extortion charge after the state murder count was disposed of Federal and state authorities have announced that Becicka has admitted both the extortion at tempt and the Shueyville shoot ings Infant Falls Into Stock Tank Drowns GRAETTINCEH Funeral services were held here Tuesday for Jerome Nurve 18monthsold son of Eugene Nuire farmer who drowned Monday when he fell into a stock tank on his fathers farm No inquest is planned ceived with outward calm by the foreign office shocked Finland more than any other singlestep in the war of nerves which mounted in the Baltic region after the Germansoviet partition of Poland A spokesman said the Russian note was very uncondliatory but declined further comment while the foreign office was re ceiving the communication line from the Moscow legation Only a few moments before the first word of the Russian move came from Moscow a spokesman declared we cajmol be shaken by these Russian demonstrations no matter what form they may take We know we are right There can be no doubt about it The soviet denunciation oC the treaty was a distinct surprise lowever ill Finland where the met frequently had been cited as ii important factor in case the wo nations reached a deadlock over Russias demands Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko hastened to the foreign office First word was received from a Moscow broadcast and later was confirmed by the Finnish minis ter to Moscow Finland Monday sent a concilia tory reply to soviet demands for withdrawal of Finnish troops Erom the frontier Finland left the door open Tuesday for arbitration of grow ing differences with soviet Russia while apparently determined to refuse her mighty neighbor any onesided concessions which might jeopardize her own de fenses Denying alleged hostile ac tions toward Russia the govern ment Monday night notified Mos cow it is ready to meet soviet de mands for withdrawal of Finnish troops along part of their common border on condition that red army forces likewise retire In a note addressed to the Kremlin Foreign Minister Erjas Erkko suggested that the proposal be referred to a joint commission established in 1938 to consider frontier problems Erkkos note replied to an ulti matumlike message from Soviet PremierForeign Commissar Vya cheslaff Molotoff protesting an alleged border incident Sunday in which the Russians said 13 red army soldiers were killed or wounded by Finnish artillery fire on the Karelian Istmus Field Marshal Baron Gustal Manncrhcim commander in chief of the Finnish nrmy in a state ment declared that the Russian account must be founded on mis understanding Our nearest batteries nam ely light field heavy artillery is at least 50 kil ometers 31 miles from Ihc 20 kilometers 125 miles removed frim the soviet border not to mention the fact that our soldiers on Sunday af ternoon were observing field rc ligious services in the open air he said ;