Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 16

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, October 14, 1939

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST MEM A Af r OEPT OF lOAi oes u VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUH LEASED WHIES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 5 BIG BRITISH BATTLESHIP SUNK Unknown By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist Aviation hasnt figured as much thus far in western European war fare as generally was expected In the eastern area to be sure Ger man planes have bombed War saw and other Polish cities into 1 ruins but Lon don Paris and Berlin havent been raided from the heav ens as was an t i c i p a t ed Theyve been scared half to death as their nightly black outs have proved How ever nothing STEWART much has hap pened American Hying e x e r t s though say that this isnt surpris ing Their version is that neither side has dared to start anything formidable against the other side Germany could afford to wreck Warsaw because it was obvious that Poland hadnt the air fleet to wreck Berlin in return In Spain the GermanItalianbacked rebels could nearly demolish Madrid ilh no danger of being retaliated upon In Asia the Japanese could smash Hankow in full certainty that the Chinese could do little damage to Tokio But if German aviators attacked London or Paris Herr Hitler was Hamburg elsewhere throughoutthe fatherland The allies were similarly hesitant to bomb Berlin lest Adolf knock their capitals into pi Not that either of the belligerents has balked at starting such a cam paign out of any consideration for the enemy but each has been un willing to have its own cities and countryside devastated if such a form of fighting were precipitated The rivals in short have been scared mutually Question of Fuel Our experts add that it isnt al together a question of flyers or of planes that it largely is a question of fuel to do the flying Its surmised that Germany has more planes than the allies have The allies offsetting advantage is in having n much higherpow ered quality of juice than the Ger mans to propel their aerial craft Consequently they can fly faster than the nazis thus outmaneu vering the latfers airmen The allies also can get from the new world plenty of additional highpowered gas to serve their purposes Germany cant because of the blockade Hitler can get some oil from Rumania and Rus sia but not enough of it More over such of the Rumanian and Russian product as they do get wont have been treated like the allies kind to put an extra kick into it Therefore it wont give teutonic planes the speed that the allies planes boast of They can treat their Rumanian and Russian crude stuff in such fash ion as to ginger it up to compare ivilh the allies but that takes time and there isnt any of it to be wasted And suppose the Germany could set plenty of the highercowered brand of gas anyway Their planes mostly are Messerschmidis which dont respond readily to the highpowered article The allies are armed mainly with Curtis ma chines especially designed to util ize the doctored speedier fuel Quantity vs Quality Our experts conclusion then is that whereas the Germans prob ably are aerially numerically su perior to the allies the allies al most certainly are the fiercer fly ers Assume our experts reason a nazi air raid on say It must take a lot of planes maybe 1000 Theyd make a sight out of Lon don but its guessed that Adolf would lose about half of them Then Paris Another 500 The fatherland couldnt keep this up long its argued before it not only wouldnt have a majority in planes it wouldnt have enough trained flyers left to keep up his straafing ERNEST OLSON SHOT IN PARTY AT WEST LAKE Conald Asbe Who Brought Victim to Hospital Is Held KANAWHA Donald Asbe farm hand living near Kaimwha was being held in jail here Saturday forinvesti gation in the death of Ernest Olson about 27 Kanawha who was fatally shot near here shortly before midnight Friday night Following the shooting at West Lake three miles east of Kana wha Asbe brought the dying youth to Kanawha where he was treated by a physician Olson died five hours later in a Betmond hos pital Sheriff L M Brower who is conducting the investigation stated that the shooting looked like a ease of murder although all evidence had not been gath ered and no charges have been filed The wejreVon aparty cording to S Sheriff Brower and Olson was shot abovethe right eye with a 22 calibergun A bul let hole was found in the wind shield of the car in which Olson was brought to Kanawha The dead boy was taken to the Baughton funeral home at Britt where his parents live Olson was employed in a Kanawha pool hall for several years Asbe is a farm hand working in the vicinity of Kanawha Colorado Will Have Three Turkey Days DENVER fP Colorado has three turkey days Besides Nov 23 and Nov 30 Thanksgiving days proclaimed by President Rooseve velt and Governor Can Colorado turkey growers will observe an Oct 18 turkey day as a promo tion event LOOK INSIDE FOR COL CHARLES LINDBERGH Urges U S Embargo Offensive Weapons PAGE 2 Fayette Weekly Wins Newspaper Honors on PAGE 8 Mason City High Has First Win of Season PAGE 9 Fire Prevention Week Closes Hawks Trail Michigan by 277 Count Mason Citys fire department closed a week of spreading fire prevention information by fighting a fire in the home of Mrs Pat 4 Seventh street northeast The alarm was turned in a I c SaturflaJmorning and firemen were still working at the home at oclock Saturday afternoon The second floor of the home was badly damaged by the fire which started in the source Firemen were forced to cut into the moof to Two inch hose and icrtjiKBiih thejc RayE Prusia Businessman Here Many Years Succumbs Stroke Suffered by Clothier at Football Game Proves Fatal Ray E Prusia 54 of the Prusia Dillon Clothing company died at a local hospital at oclock Saturday morning He suffered a stroke about a week ago while at tending a football game at Roose velt stadium Mr Prusia was born Sept 8 1B85 at Oxford Junction Iowa the son of Mr and Mrs H I Prusia He had bis first contact in the clothing business as a clerk in the Patton Brothers store here while he attended high school He had been in the clothing business here for more than 25 years Mr Prusia was married to Miss Nell Mae Adams of Mason City in 1909 Surviving Mr Prusia are his wife and two children Miss Mabel Joy Prusia and Sterling Prusia both of Mason Citv and brothers Clnude W Prusia DOS Moines H I Prusia Muscatine anci Ivan K Prusia Lincoln Nebr He was preceded in death by his parents Mr Prusia had been a resident of Mason City for more than 40 years He was a lifelong mem ber of the Church of Christ and was a member of the Kiwanis club and the Y M C A He was also prominent in musical activities in the city 9 Funeral services will he held at the Church of Christ Monday aft ernoon at oclock with the Rev David L Kratz pastor of the church in charge assisted by the KAY E PRUSIA v uji Hill Hev C E Flynn pastor of the Methodist church and the Rev Clair Hicks pastor of the Whecl erwood church Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body was taken tr the Mc Auley and Son funeral home where it will lie in state until 1 o clock Monday afternoon when it will be taken to the church The Mason City Kiwanis club mem oers will attend the services in a body meeting at the H6tel Han ford at oclock Monday aft ernoon SETS HUSKING RECORD WHusking a net of 469 bushels in 80 Eugene Crouse of Conrad won the Grundy county corn husking con test here Friday and beat by more than five bushels the national rec ord set by Elmer Carlson of Au dubon when he won the national itle in 1D35 The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Fair and warmer Saturday and Sunday IN MASON CITY weather slatis GlobeGazette tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At R p m Saturday 30 The mercury dipped lo 22 42 2 lowest point this fall during the night Friday Clear brisk weather Saturday was typical football weather YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 53 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period 16 to 21 1939 and end of week warmer beginning of week cooler about Wednesday Thursday colder toward week TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Frank Sheffler 1228 Adams av enue northwest collapsed Satur day afternoon at his office in the I OF building and was taken to the Park hospital for treatment ANN ARBOR iroved costly to Coach Eddie An dersons Iowa U Hawkeyes Satur day afternoon as they trailed Michigans Wolverines 27 to 7 at the end of the third period Two fumbles a blocked kick and an intercepted pass opened the path by which Michigan gained the goal line four times FIRST PERIOD Iowa won the toss Kinnick took Harmons kickoff and returned it 20 yards to the Iowa 27 On the third play Kinnicks punt went out of bounds on Michigans 40 Harmon plunged through left guard for 3 yards Harmon hit center for two more to the Michi gan 45 Westfall at the same spot picked up three more yards Smiths punt rolled out of bounds on Iowas 22 Green on a reverse made three yards Dean cut back at his left tackle for four yards Kinnick on third down faded back and heaved a long pass lo Dean on the Michigan 40 and he easily outdistanced the Michi gan secondary to the goal fine Kinnicks drop kick for the extra point was good Score Iowa 7 Michigan 0 Five minutes of play had elapsed when Iowa scored Deans kickoff rolled into the end zone and Michigan put the ball 20 On the e was the Iowa 36 Kinnick gained a yard Dean failed to gain Trosko returned Kinnicks put nine yards to Michi gans 32 Michigan drew a 15 yard penalty back to the 17 yard line for holding Kinnick dropped Smiths punt on the Iowa 40 and Savilla Michigan tackle recovered on the Hawkeyes 39 Evashevski dropped Harmons pass on the Iowa lo Harmon made two yards Fruiting took Harmons pass on the 10 yard line and was pushed out of bounds on the Iowa 2 by Kinnick Harmon found a biff hole at his left guard and crossed the goal line standing up W With Trosko holding the ball Harmons boot for the extra point split the uprights Score Iowa 7 BELIEVE FACE DIFFICULT REDS DEMANDS Observers Speculate on Postponement of Talks in Moscow HELSINKI Indefinite postponement of further Finnish soviet Russian talks in Moscow led diplomatic circles lo believe Saturday that Finland had been faced with proposals she would find difficult to accept While the foreign office main tained silence on the progress of the conversations reporis cir culated in the capital that Rus sia had asked he right to estab lish naval bases on certain Fin nish islands in the Gulf of Fin land However government quarters noted with apparent satisfaction that Russias negotiations with Iinland were taking much longer than those with Latvia and Es tonia Spokesmen said they did not think it likely the Finnish delega tion would return from Moscow before the Stockholm conference Oct 18 in which the kings of Sweden Norway and Denmark and the president of Finland are to discusstheir mutual interests cuRornhprootsheltpTJ wteteAeiag constructed m Helsinki Every apartment house was advised to provide itself with first aid equipment and a leader was named in each to take charge of removing the occupants to a place of safety in event of air raids Michigan 7 Dean took Harmons kickoff and returned 22 yards to Iowas 30 where Rogers stopped him Dean on a wide sweep at his left end made a first down on his own 44 Green made four yards over right guard before Kodros dropped him Green took Kinnicks pass and ran to the Michigan 23 for a first down Kinnick was hurried on his pass to Dean and the ball was grounded as first period end ed Score Iowa 1 Michigan SECOND PERIOD Ashovski went back in at quar terback for Michigan Dean eluded a half dozen tacklers hitting through the line and went 14 yards to the Michigan 20 Green on fourth down and a yard to go made it first down on Michigans lo Harmon and Trosko knocked down Kinnicks pass in the end zone It was fourth down and five to go for Iowa Harmon intercept ed Kinnicks pass to Prasse in the end zone for a touchback and Michigan put the ball in plav on her own 20 Harmon hit around bisjift end for 7 yards Walker tripped yard loss back o the 22 Kinnick was dropped in his racks on the Iowa 24 when frosko quickkicked On a re verse Kinnick lateralled to Dean the latter going to the Iowa 35 for a first down Dean fumbled and bavilla recovered for Michigan on the Iowa 36 Green intercepted Harmons the Iowa tiiree Iinat Iowa Michigan drove tlirough his left tackle for 11 yards and a first down on the 15 Evashevski took Har mons pass out in the flats and went to the Iowa 4 for another first down Harmon cut back at his left euard and again sent over the coat standing up Harmons boot was wide Score Michi gan 13 Iowa T Kinnick took Harmons kickoff on the and ran it back to the ear Kanawha UOO WERE IN CREW 830 ARE STILL MISSING Iowa 27 Kinnick gained 5 Savilla blocked Kinnicks punt and Kin nick recovered on the Iowa 37 but Michigan took the ball on downs Harmon hit around left end for 29 yards and a first down on the Iowa 8 On the same play at his right end he oulraced the Iowa sec ondary to score his third touch down of the game Harmons kick for the extra point was goodScore Michigan 20 Iowa 7 Kinnick returned Harmons kickoff 22 yards to the lown 24 West fall knocked down Kinnicks pass to Prasse on the Iowa 40 Kinnick trying to pass was thrown for a 10 yard loss The period ended Score Michigan 20 Iowa 7 THIRD FEIUOD Kinnick returned Harmon kickoff 27 yards to the Iowa 33 A pass Kinnick to McCIean now in at right half for Iowa was good for fi yards Kinnicks high punt wont out of bounds on the Michi gan 29 Harmon was brought down by Enich on the Michigan 30 Weslfall made first down on the Michigan 39 Michigan penal ized 15 yards back to the 21 for holding Green threw Tosko for a four yard loss to the 17 Michigan drew another 15 yard penalty back to the two yard line Smith got off a poor punt which bounded back to the Michigan 10 where Rogers fell on the ball Kinnick attempted to pass to Ankcny and Harmon inter cepted it on the Michigan 10 and ran 90 yards for a touchdown Harmons kick was good Score Michigan 27 Iowa 7 Football Results FINAL Pcnn State Frosh 25 Pitt Frosh THIRD PERIOD Duke 13 Till 14 SECOND PERIOD Army 0 Columbia 6 Dartmouth 0 Navy 0 Brown 0 Colsatc 7 Cornell 20 Princeton 0 Duke 13 Pitt 7 TMarquctlc 7 Michigan State 7 Penn 6 Yale 0 Carnegie 14 Case 0 FIRST PERIOD Harvard 13 Chicago 0 Fordham 0 Tulanc 7 Lchigli 0 Pcnn State 14 Texas Christian 0 Temple 0 New York University 7 North Carolina 0 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS loses battleship Royal Oak ad miralty believes disaster due to Uboat action casualty toll among crew of more than 1000 unknown con sults soviet Russia and Italy in mapping next step in war occupation of Ger man of dismembered Poland announced Rus concentrates on talks with Turkey with agree ment reported imminent Finnish negotiations held in abeyance precautions widened as lengthy period of negotia tions with Russia is seen WELSH DEATH Penalty to Seek From Ostenrieder Cooper DES MOINES deal penalty will be sought for Fran cis P Welsh 28 accused triggei man in the slaying of Harold 3 Dreher here July 28 Polk Count Attorney Francis J Kuble said Saturday Kuble said lie had not yet de cided what penalty would be asked for Fred Ostenrieder 18 and William E Cooper 22 othei members of the trio who have ad mitted according to announcement by officials that they participated in the robbeiyslaying of the Ma son City man COOPER RELEASED TO IOWA AUTHORITIES PHOENIX Ariz decided Saturday to release to lown authorities William E Cooper wanted in DCS Moines in connection with the holdupslay ing of Harold 3 Dreher Mason City Iowa salesman The state board of pardons and paroles challenging the constitu tionality of a new law dealing with Die release of prisoners be fore expiration of their minimum sentences commuted Coopers 7 to 10 year term in the Arizona prison for robbery Atty Gen Joe Conway a mem ber pf the board following a morning long conference an nounced the board had decided to recommend a commutation of the maximum sentence to time served That means Conway added that Cooper will be released from prison and the officers from lown can be at the front gate to meet him Capt Paul Castelline and Charles Antrim DCS Moines de tectives will go to the prison at Florence immediately The detec tives reported Friday night they had obtained a signed statement from Cooper in which he admitted being at the wheel of Drehers car but declared the shot that killed the salesman came from the back seat MAYORFILES RESIGNATION Disaster Provides Germans With Second Major Naval Success LONDON The ad miralty announced Saturday the sinking of the battleship Royal Oak and placed at 370 the number of survivors known so far of the crew of about 1200 w The number missing 830 far exceeded the 515 who lost their lives in Ger manys first major success in the sea warfare the sinking Sept 17 of the Brit ish aircraft carrier Cour ageous i First announcement of the disaster by the admiralty ex pressed belief the 000 heavilyarmed warship was the victim of Uboat ac tion A second admiralty com munique issued Saturday aft ernoon said The secretary of the ad miralty announces that so far E filed his resignation M as Sabin mayor here effective Nov 1 in a special meeting of the city council held Friday evening Sabin has hela the office here since April 1920 E N Kiovc druggist and member of the coun cil for nine terms was appointed to fill the vacancy HMS Royal Oak is approxi mately 370 As already stated lists of survivors will be published as soon as the names have been received The complement of the ship was approximately 1200 The aljfove figures in clude both officers and men The Royal Oak was n veteran o the World wnr and its battle of Jutland Where the sinking oc curred was not disclosed immedi ately The first list of Royal Oak sur vivors contained 15 names in cluding a lieutenant and three U S Now Leading in Capital Ships BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sinking of the British warship Royal Oak Saturday grave tlic United States the lead over the world in the number and lon nairc of capital shins liattlc shins heavy cruisers and pocket battleships Britain however still retains a fivefold superior ity over Germany in this cate gory ami also ted the United States in total naval strength in cluding all types of craft lower grade officers All already had been brought ashore None was gravely injured Additional lists were expected to he issued during the day but it was indicated that several days might elapse before a complete list is compiled The Royal Oaks defensive armament included deep bulges Bulges arc armored air spaces designed to explode torpedoes without fatal Vessels of her class were fitted with special internal protection and with the protective bulges their defense against under water attack had been consid ered strong Wild acknowledgment of the loss responsible British naval sources amplified the govern ments Friday the Thirteenth1 announcement that three German submarines had been sunk Friday the They described two of me tiiree as of the enemys largest oceangoing type The August 1939 nava list showed that the Roynl Oak was commanded by Cnpt W G Benn Before she wis rccommissioned dunng the Bummer at Portsmouth with the sec Iowa State Nebraska Finat la Southern Mcth Notre Dame Final r le Oak wus wiin me sec u Menem former council omi battle squadron of the Rriiisi to the council home fleet lunnlon ol thc Her normal complement of men from 1000 to 1046 but in succeeding Klovc mcnls arc effectiv Minnesota Purdue Final Ohio t Vina ;