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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i s r M e M 5 3 r P fe r of i c n wiiiifs i A ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNTIED PRESS FUU LEASED WBIES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 111989 TK1S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE MASON CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT CLARK JOHNSONS NO Given Fast By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Undoubtedly more senators representatives and officials of th executive end of the governmen were out of bed at 6 a m on Oct 6 than ever before in all Washing tons history Congressmen ir particular nor mally are no very early ris e r s Usuallj they dont con vene until noon and it takes something more emphatic than Senator S terminate their slumbers before JO 0111 oclock But this was a special occasion They wanted to hear that speed Herr Hitlers as it came in over the radio That a lot of them did hear it thus I know for a fact Having arisen myself at the unearthly hour mentioned for the same pur pose as the lawmakers I got down to the hadnt any othei place to ahead of my customary time for getting there And I found the concern already swarming with legislators Theyd heard the speech too Adolf delivered it too late for tlie morning papers on this side of the Atlantic to print and yet it was too early lor the first afternoon editions tf X Had Digested Talk However these solons had the thing completely digested anc were talking and arguing about it Some of them did it with a certain amount of intelligence Practical ly nobody seemed to like it The critics said it was vague that 11 was a bluff that it was disingenu ous that Adolf was just trying to establish a case for himself that you couldnt believe a word he ut tered either The consensus was that the allies wouldnt pay a bil of attention to it and that if they did theyd be suckers American neutrality talk wasnt modified a particle True our two different kinds of neutralists werent in the least reconciled The isolationists and the modification ists are as far apart as ever They do agree nevertheless that theres no trusting Hitler Adolf surely wouldnt have been flattered if he could have had that early morning chat at our capitol radioed back to him Even Field Marshal Goering who introduced the Fuehrer and postscripted the latters speech also was referred to rather more kindly than his boss was K K Hitler Is Despised The Marshals assertion that Germany is 100 per cent back of his leader actually received some serious consideration Many a con gressman has been hopeful that Adolf presently will have a revo lution on his hands at home Goer ings contention that nothing of the kind is possible was consider ably discounted inasmuch as Goering unquestionably is violent ly prejudiced Still what he ar gued was regarded as at least in teresting Besides Goering isnt personally as unpopular on Capi tol Hill as Hitler is The formers been described here as a pretty good fellow indi not Adolf Goering they say drinks beer and is a gen jal chap Hitlers pictured as a crab a vegetarian and a total ab anticigaret fiend like wise Yet Senator Sheppard him self author of the Eighteenth amen 2nt despises him Wh the gabble concerning the speech still was in progress in the cnpito offices and corridors radio bulletins began to come in to the effect that London and Paris were turning thumbs down on the Fuehrers alleged peace overtures All our legislative commentators immediately declared that that was exactly what theyd expected they didnt blame London and Paris That Neutral Zone The British and French how ever havent overpopularized themselves by announcing that they cant acquiesce in a Pan American neutral zone as far out at sea as the one we have sched uled Theres a deal of capitol sen timent to the purport that allied warships had better keep out of that zone or they too may get into trouble with the Americas maritime police force Executive Washington quite as instantly vocal as legis lative Washington is All the same it s evident at once that it isnt pro Hitler IDIOTIC GERMANS VOICE AGREEMENT ON SECURITY AIMS Officials Now Wait for Chamberlain Reply to Peace Overtures EDITORS NOTE This dis patch by Louis P Lochner Pulitzer prize winner and vet eran chief of the Berlin As sociated Press bureau gives tlie authorized German position on Europes peace prospects fol lowing Tuesdays broadcast by Premier Daladier France Germans refuse to consider Daladiers speech a rejection of Hitlers peace offers and hint that there is no reason Germany and France cannot get to gether By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN IP Authorized German sources said Wednesday that official Germany sees no con flict between the war aims ex pressed by Premier Deladier defense of his country guarantees for European peace provided thcse are Frances real war the peace proposals of Reichsfuehrer Hitlers reichstag speech The German government ap parently is willing to regard the French premiers strictures on leading German personalities as intended for home consumption Likewise his presentation of Ger man aims are forgiven although sharply rejected by the German viewpoint these sources said provided his basic demands are for security and guarantees Daladier said Britain and France would continue to fight until they obtained definite guar antees of security and lasting peace in German sources do not think Daladier can prevail on the French poilu to venture out from his Maginot line and attack Ger many if the proclaimed French war aims are defense and se curity One trouble in German eyes about Daladiers speech however these authorized sources pointed out is Frances alliance with Britain British and French com mentators say one purpose of Hit lers speeches and other official German statements is to drive a wedge between the BritishFrench allies While Germany can decide for herself neither France nor Britain can act without the other partner Hence official Germany can not take a final stand on the Daladier speech until Prime Minister Chamber lain of Britain has been heard He is to make his weekly war report in the house of commons Thursday Tlie authorized sources find Daladier much vaguer than Hit ler who addressed the reichstag last Friday and spoke again in Berlin Tuesday but they believe domestic policy may have been responsible Hitler said definitely that the Poland established by the Ver sailles treaty would not be re stored Daladier did not specifi cally demand the restoration of Poland but he countered Hitlers declaration that only Germany and Russia would decide Polands iuture with the statement that the ate of Poland interests also aid rst of nil the If Daladier says he does not want six months hence to have new unrest the authorized Ger man sources insist Germany re plies that she too wants an end to nterfenng with Germany Official Germany they con tinue highly resents being doubled all the time hence she nsists that aspersions on her in entions must cease as a part of he pacification process of Europe AH we dirt was liquidate lersailles one informed source said We have again and again given binding declarations re garding our western boundaries The world should at least recog nize this Daiadicr knows thalls ThinkJOaladier Speech Not Rejection Skippers Kin Anxious eh10 wife of he captain of the American steamer FI I anxiously listen to the radio in their matMnavy sent an thc that shipThe Ger ot a plot by a nation now at war with he sWf as waters the escort returmng home accompanied by an American naval Iroquois Guarded by Naval Convoy Nears U S Shores Exact Arrival Kept Secret Liners Radio Is Reported Silent true Summing UP spokesman that the Daladier speech marks progress Germany through her fuehrer has from feeling of strength rather than rom reichs readi ness for peace and again disa aggrcssiye intentions o w e d NEW YORK by a U S naval convoy the threat ened American liner Iroquois was expected to dock late Wednesday with 584 passengers from Europe The exact arrival time of the vessel which the German ad miralty informed the United States it had learned was slated for the same fate as the Athenia was ept secret The Iroquois radio was silent and U S lines officials said they did not know the ships exact po sition The craft was guarded by destroyers and a coast guard cut ter As it neared thc American shore search by sea and air was intensified for an alien submarine reported lurking off the Maine coast In its warning thc German ad miralty indicated plans had been drawn to sink thc Iroquois off Hie American coast H left the impli cation the carrier would be sunk by Great Britain or France an im plication British sources said was too ridiculous to deny Soviet British TimberTin Trade Agreement Made LONDON JP The British ministry of supply and a soviet trade delegation Wednesday con cluded an agreement in London for the exchange of Russian tim ber for British rubber and tin The called barter agreement was commercial agreement 3 DIE 25 HURT IN SCHOOL BUS Vehicle Plunges Down 1 00 Foot Embankment in West Virginia BLUEFIELD W Vn Offi cials of the Norfolk and Western railway here said they were in formed three high school students were killed and between 23 and 30 injured in a school bus wreck near War Wednesday Information reaching here was that the bus enroute to War with students of Big Creek high school plunged down a 100 foot embank ment to the Norfolkand Western tracks Favors Arms Plants in Protected Areas WASHINGTON W Senator NOITIS Ind Nebr suggested Thursday that the government build munition plants in protected inland areas having adequate power supplies Norns told re riany has been clamoring for for cause of the able there m but the authoritative press asso ciation declared it was expected to have important political as well as trade impacts The amounts of timber rubber and tm involved were not dis closed It was said however they would be about the same as in volved in normal peacetime trade between the two nations The agreement was reached in an effort to facilitate exchange of products before white sea ports Russias Arctic outlets freeze over preventing export of timber Celebrated at Bluffs as Parade Is Staged COUNCIL BLUFFS Bluffs closed shop and laid routine aside Wednesday to watch a parade in connection with the caywide back to the rails celebration Public schools governmental buildings and many downtown tfosed at noon to permit attendance at the parade The crowd flocked to park a focal point in the Bayliss eleb and there was given its first taste of the music to come in a concert by the smartlyuniformed Burlington railroad band of Have lock Ncbr Darby 91 Publisher to Be Buried Thursday OWATONNA Minn neral services for Benjamin E Daroy publisher and founder of the Peoples Press will be held Thursday Darby believed to be the nations oldest active newspa per publisher died Tuesday at thc age of 91 STOLEX FROM MOTOIIMAX CINCINNATI UP George Rohe r streetcar motorman Peered his car past a stopsign into the automobile of John Kclso while he talked to police someone stole his money changer and J276 NAZI FEELER ATTACKS HELD BACK IN WEST Sharp Skirmishing in Saarbruecken Area Is Reported by French PARIS German feeler at tacks along the western front led by suicide squads of hand gre nade throwers supported by auto matic arms companies were re ported Wednesday to have been repulsed after sharp fighting The attacks continued through the night with the sharpest skir mishing south of Saarbruecken apparently a continuation of thrusts which the Germans launched Sunday on a 35 mile front east of the Moselle river ncporis from tlie front he French said gave the impres sion of a coordinated feeler at tack along the entire line be tween the Luxembourg border and the German industrial city of Saarbruecken Activity of German patrols fol lowed closely upon Premier Dala dier s rejection of the peace pro posals made by Adolf Hitler last Friday Some observers expressed be lief the German attacks were the prelude to a large scale offen sive which might be expected be fore the end of the week belief they said was supported by Hitlers speech Tuesday in which the fuehrer declared that Germany is pre pared to take up the battle and fight it through if his peace overtures were rejected French military headquarters Monday night described the fighting duringthe preceding 24 hours as savage and the Germans were said to have paid heavily Although caught in a heavy crossfire from machine guns some of the Germans advanced close enough to hurl grenades into the trench lines it was said Daladiers assertion that mas tery of the seas rests with the allies and that those who hold tne seas always succeed in carry ing off the victory was regarded by French observers as an indi cation of probable FrenchBritish strategy This it was said involved a wailing game The French de Cy had Eood reasons for adhering to this policy while Germany needed quick victories after the totalitarian manner in the absence of such victories commentators said there was nothing ahead for Germany save the prospect of dwindling civilian rations blockaded war materials smcl the uncertainly of voracious Diamond Appointment to NY Claims Court Sought by Gillette WASHINGTON if An at roP1 F E Diamond of faheldon appointed to the court of claims in NewYork and William J Ketfe of Clinton Iowa elevat ed to presiding judge was planned Wednesday by Senator Gillette The incumbent presiding judge Charles P McClelland of New lor retires at the end of this wee Gillette recommended Diamond for appointment to the court two years ago when it was first ru mored Judge Jerry B Sullivan of Ies Moines would retire Sullivan retired recently hird Man The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and cooler Wed nesday night and Thursday scattered light frost Wednesday night MINNESOTA Fair Wednes day night and Thursday colder Wednesday night and in cast and south portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather ics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain statis 62 is 47 79 BULLETIN DBS MOINES of Des Moines Detectives Jack Brophy announced Wednesday tie arrest of Francis P Welsh charged with first degree mur der in thc slaying of Harold J Dreher of Mason City Brophy said this completed the roundup of three men wanted for the murder Brophy said Welsh was arrested in San Francisco on a charge Of vagrancy and his fingerprints tallied with the wanted circulars sent out from Des Moines DES MOINES Des moines officers were enroute west Wednesday to attempt to bring William E Cooper 22 here for prosecution in the Harold J Dre her holdupslaying but there ap peared to be little likelihood they would least for the present In Phoenix Ariz Attorney General Joe Conway said Tues day that under Arizona law Cooper now serving a seven to 10 year sentence for robbery in the Arizona stale prison could not be removed o DCS Moines to face a murder charge in con nection with the shooting of the Mason Cify salesman here July 28 A recently enacted taw makes it a misdemeanor for the state board of pardons and paroles in Arizona to release any convict from prison for any reason what soever until his minimum sen tencehasbeen served Conway said The attorney general who is a member of the parole board said he believed the was unconsti tutional but it had not been tested in the courts Cooper was disclosed through federal bureau of investigation records as the mysterious Slim named by Fred Ostenrieder now in jail here on a murder charge growing out of the Dreher case as one of two accomplices in the crime The othernamed by Osten ncder in a signed statement to police was Francis Welsh still a fugitive Assistant Chief of Detectives Paul Castelline and Detective Charles Antrim left here for Ari zona in an attempt to extradite Cooper to Iowa If the extradi tion move fails the officers said they would place a hold order on Cooper so he could be brought here after his release from the western penitentiary Gets Divorce From Jackie LOS ANGELES Bcttv Grable now is the exwife Jr Jackie Coogan The shapely blond was granted an interlocutory de gree of divorce Wednesday in su perior court After Betty and thc onetime star were married two years ago he sued his mother and stepfather for an accounting of her estate demanding the millions he said his late father had put in trust Jackie earned these millions after Charhe Chaplin made him the Kid m a movie of that name Lengthy proceedings disclosed his millions had shrunk to a few hun dred thousand They called it quits for good and Betty charged her husband with staying out all night quar reling and selling their furniture LOOK INSIDE FOR RICHARD GALLOGLY Appeals to Texas to Save Him From Prison PAGE Bushels Old Corn on Farms STATE PAGE Trojans Play Early in Weeks Grid Schedule SPORTS PAGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dele gation reaches Moscow for political and economic talks communist party or gan declares Baltic pacts remove imperialistic men ace to weak soviet neigh bors r e m i c r Eenpalus cabinet resigns after granting Russia con cessions in Estonia new agreement provides for en try of soviet troops Oct 13 re pains traditional capital Wilno through pact grant ing Russia military and trade rights coun tries Lithuania Estonia and Latvia become virtual Russian protectorates ap prehensive over Moscow talks military preparations stepped up Helsinki prac tices blackout civilians leave for hinterland I A RI weather hampers western front op erations French dispatches say German s u i c i d e squads were repulsed in feeler attacks home office seeks sources of de featist propaganda advo cating peace with Hitler Chamberlain to speak Thursday possibly in reply to fuehrer SAYS OFFICIAL ATTEMPTING TO STIR UP PUBLIC Charges Assistant Secretary of War Gave Moronic Talk WASHINGTON UR Senator Bennett C Clark D Mo Wed nesday accused Assistant Secre tary of War Louis Johnson of making an idiotic moronic and unpatriotic attempt to inflame the public with a war spirit Clark opposing the administra tion neutrality bill on the senate floor referred to a speech Tues day at White Sulphur Springs W Va in which Johnson said that we should draw a defense lesson from the German conquest of Po land my judgment Clark said no more idiotic moronic unpatriotic remark has ever been made by a man in a high public position V To compare the situation in the United State located between Canada and Mexico with 3000 miles of ocean between us and any possible adversary on one side and 7000 miles sea be tween us and any possible adver sary on tfie other with a superb navy and magnificent air force with Die situation of PolancI caught in a nutcracker surround ed on three sides by Germany and the other side by Russia is an at tempt to alarm and excite Dis people which to my mind is be neath contempt Clark contended that Johnson set up the war resources board without any apparent authority LaGuardia Gives Lou Gehrig Appointment NEW YORK iFMivor I a Guarciia Wednesday Appointed Lou Gehng former Now York Yankee star first baseman inca pacitated by a subtle form of pa aljw a ciiy parole Lommis ftoncr BETTY GKABIE ExWife SPY IS EXECUTKn HJRlfN WiGucmr Hupt i convicted of spying on German j detente works for an unnamed foreign countiy wac beheaded Wednesday He was the firth My executed here this week with controlled members Just before Clark spoke two senators listed as doubtful in the informal embargo repeal poll of the seriate announced they had made up their minds One Sena tor Vic Donahey D op posed repeal as a road to war The other Senator Chan Gurney V supported the ad ministration stand This brought the unofficial senate poll to SB for the administration bill 5 against and 12 doubtful X Opening the seventh day of tlie senate neutrality debate Clark criticized the pending legislation as a sieve instead of a fortress for our peace and se curity Feu people appeared to real lie he said that repeal of the embargo is actually a quiet process of taking sides because it would open American arms markets to Great Britain and France Trade with Germany has been halted by the British naval blockade It is an open secret in the senate that there are many in and out of the senate who believe that we should choose sides in the warClark said It is no ex traordinary coincidence that men will be acting for repeal the embargo They think it means a safe hoosmg of sides without per haps too much danger to our peace As one senator said over the radio the other night they want to blow Hitler off the earth without getting into the war The Missouri senator said that administration spokesmen had sponsored a srigantic piece of public foolery in contending lliai this country could not have both the arms embargo and a cash and carry plan for other products The administration bill would icqmrc belliRcrents to obtain title here to purchases made in this country nnci would prohlbit American ships from carrvinz any materials to those belljgcents Clark said he hoped the country would realize that this plan was no alternative to the arms cm Now they call it cash and carry lc sijd Soon jt wj bc crash and carry and before ve know it it ant cJr the debt forever Clark proposed that congress establish a joint committee of rep resentative leaders of the various schools of thought on foreign pol icy in both the senate and house This committee could be joined Jic yittl by administrative repre sentatives of the state commerce jusicc and treasury departments lijr consultation on American ac iiins and policies in meeting the emergency of war in Europe V Callmc the credit pro vision of the measure no lower of slrenirlli c said a new loop hole had been opened through ;