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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1939, Mason City, Iowa HIST WEM ART OF IOWA CVjip TlS I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 161939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO fi REPULSE AIR ATTACK ON SCOTLAND Arms Ban Views Cut Party Lines By CJIARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist WITH THE conclusion of the neutrality debate in the senate the argument in the house of rep resentatives wont last long Some of the members of the lower con gressional chamber are just as good standpat ters as are some of the members the upper one for an a i rt i g h t arms embargo Ho w e v er its been obvious from the first that legislative s e n t i ment is P red ominant ly favorable to SOL BLOOM Permitting our sale of war ma terials to any country that can come and get them for cash or anyway on not to exceed 90day credit basis and take them away in its own vessels And the house rules dont permit as prolonged a discussion of a pending measure as the senates rules do As F R Desired The bill that the lawmakers finally pats will be approximately what President Roosevelt asked for Some changes will have been made but only in detail The bills real managers have been Chairmen Key Pittman and Sol Bloom respectively of the senatorial and repreEentatorial foreign relations committees Sena tor Alben W Barkley and Con gressman Sam Rayburn the ad ministrations leaders in the upper and lower chambers have been rather overshadowed during the fight by this pair of foreign affairs specialists Outstanding opponents of a modification of the absolute neu trality law have been in the upper house Senators William E Borah Hiram W Johnson Gerald P Nye and Bennett Champ Clark in the lower house Representatives Louis Ludlow and Hamilton Fish Jr the latter a spokesman from Presi dent Roosevelts own New York congressional district All Shot to Pieces Party lines have been all shot to pieces Borah Johnson and Nye are re publicans Clarks a democrat Pish is a republican Ludlow a demo crat Many warm sympathizers with the presidents new deal policies have been against him on the neu trality modification issue Several vehement antinew deal demo crats including some whom he tried to purge on last election day have supported him as to modifi cations desirability Nub of Controversy The nub the controversy is that all along they have by a majority evidently taken the presidents a modifica tion of that embargo is a move ment in the right direction In a sense this is creditable to fem Their reaction from home indis putably has been about 90 per cent pro continuation of the Nye law no American sales of munitions to any belligerent One may say that a legislator should acquiesce in this mandate Yet perhaps hes entitled to believe that its mistaken If so possibly he is entitled to exercise his per sonal best judgment despite his constituencys clamor For one thing he may get a disproportion ately vocal howl from one particu lar wellorganized group to the drowning outoE its less audible opposition it shows his political nerve any how whether hes right or wrong if ff if Sol Blooms Personality The personality of Sol Bloom chairman of the representatives foreign affairs committee is to be reckoned with Sol knows more of our interna tional relationships than all the other critics put together He knows Europe through a micro scope from having been all over it Hes a Jew Its an angle to be taken into consideration Totali tarianism as of today is anti Catholic as well as antiSemitic Sol is plenty broad minded enough to be proCatholic as well as pro Jewish Its quite a neutral qualification for an American foreign affairs mediator of today Credit in Arms Ban Revision PITTMAN MOVE CUTS OUT MUCH OF OPPOSITION Amendment Provides for Wiping Out of All Credit to Belligerents WASHINGTON AP The administration leadership in the senate agreed Monday to amend the arms embargo repeal bill to prohibit all credit to warring govern ments Senator P i 11 m a n D chairman of the sen ate foreign relations com mittee proposed the amendments It would wipe out the present bills provi sion allowing credits of not more than 90 days w w This provision had been criticized by many senators on both sides of the arms em bargo controversy who con tended 90day credits would provide an entering wedge for longer credits that might drag this country into war In a statement to newspaper men PHtman said that inasmuch as it was the intention of his com mittee to require settlement in cash or cash equivalents as de fined by the attorney general he deemed it wise to avoid any con fusion or any misunderstanding by striking out the entire provis ion Other senators predicted fhal the administration leaders would not make a further change sug gested by Senator Taft R Mont and some others that credit to private firms in bellig erent nations as well as to the bel ligerent governments themselves be prohibited The provision to be removed gave he president discretion to allow the SO day credits His committee had considered Pitt man said that the presidential discretion would be government by an opinion of the attorney general in construing the John son acf The Johnson act which forbids credits to nations which have defaulted on their war debts to this country con tains no such 90day credit ex ception as that now being strick en out of the embargo bill the senator added As a result of Pittmans move administration leaders counted upon picking up the support of a number of senators who favor re peal of the arms embargo but who want a cash an carry system for other exports which would be more strict than that in the bill Such senators had contended that the provision for 90 day cred its made the pending measure a credit and carry rather than a cash and carry proposal Administration leaders had contended from the start that 90 Jay nonrenewable credit such as that permitted in the bill was the equivalent of cash but they yielded so PiUman said to avoid any misunder standing DOUGLAS NOW 41 WASHINGTON Justice William O Douglas the youngest member of the supreme court in 107 years became 41 years old Monday The Weather FORECAST IO1VA Parity cloudy colder m cast and south Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy rising temperature in north and west portions MINNESOTA Fair colder in cast and central freezing tem perature hard freeze in north Monday night Tuesday partly cloudv with risingtemperature IOWA SHIPPERS forcast Monday night Northern half and southwest 20 southeast 25 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 71 Minimum Sunday night 37 At 8 a m Monday 38 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 43 The figures for Sundsy Maximum Saturday 46 Minimum in night 32 At 8 a m Sunday 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 47 Rain Hairdressers Name Officers GERMANY SAYS suicide DPr RDITICU Note Believed ltbt BKIIIMlLeitbyOlson CRUISER IS HIT New officers were elected as second day sessions got under way aiombjat the Iowa State National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists association convention being held in Mason City The officers shown redd ironi ic it to rig Jit me Other officers not shown in the picture are Margaret Half of DCS Moincs first vice Tiresiflpnt MarHn Shou6 Z secretary Grace Shim of DCS Moincs naUonal truYtee and of Kayenay 1000 Attend Hairdressers Convention Officers Named Military Hair Styles Are Lashed as Means of War Propaganda toward braids which can be done by customers thus depriving the beauty operator of income Mr Reno argued that the style in Mayme Madden of Davenport 3uestion could not be done by the Dntvnn n n r it was named president as approxi mately 1000 delegates opened the second day session Monday of the Iowa Slate National Hairdres sers and Cosmetologists associa tion convention in Mason City Betty Myers Cutter of Mason City was reelected treasurer for her third term Other officers named were Margaret Ralf of Des Moines first vice president Mary Strang of Cedar Rapids second vice president Pauline Brown of Clinton secretary Margaret Peetz of Davenport financial secretary May Willimac DeWitt histor ian Grace Shinn of Des Moines national trustee and Martin Shoup of Iowa City sergeantal arms Newly elected board members are Myrtle Ramsey of Cedar Rapids Hilda Bennett of Iowa City Grace Shinn of DCS Moines Nellie Ficken of Mason City and Rose Burke of Clinton Davenport was selected as the site for the IfMO state conven tion Registration jumped from 600 delegates attending the Sun day meeting to 3000 at the sec ond day session Monday The Women outstanding 1939 screen success and military hair styles were condemned n reso lutions passed during the opening session Sunday of the three day convention An unanimously approved reso lution pointed out that the beauty shop in The Women was pic tured as a house of gossip1 and therefore detrimental to the hair dressing profession Myrtle Ram sey state secretary was instruct ed to join other state organiza tions in writing a formal protest to the producers of the picture Military hair styles were termed war propaganda in the second resolution passed during the first meeting Attending delegates went on record as outlawing warlike styles in their shops and also dis couraging patrons from wearing warstyled clothes The east and west clashed with international complica tions during the Sunday session of demonstrations The French braid two five stranded braids dressed on the back of the head was the subject of the contro versy with R Reno Hollywood stylist upholding the style and Marc Gartman noted Chi cago artist criticizing it Mi Gartman contended the French braid was not a practical patron and it required the oper ators attention at least once a week The controversy continued while the two nationally known stylists worked on models before the dele gates The Hollywood artist turned out an evening formal hairdress streaked with gray which he pointed out would photograph blond Mr Gartman selected a model from the audience and she had what he termed a problem head The model had a high hairline on one side of the front of her head and the Chicago stylist was forced to revise his plans and dress her hair to cover the defect by using a combination of waves and curls The opening session resembled a hvo ring circus as the two stylists quickly and expertly dem onstrated hairstyling spiced with comments on various controversial topics of the profession TIic two men clashed again when Mr Reno slated that Hol lywood set the styles Mr Gart man disagreed stating that the screen stars use young hair styles and wits in films to camouflage their age He pointed out that the lone hair Cocker Spaniel styles worn by the actresses are not used fhrough out the United States X Mr Reno pointed out that he tvend toward short soft and fluffy hair styles is a revolution When nsked women will return to 04 hairdiess as it promoted a trend long hair he answered by sayin Will men go back to long haiiV f Hope Shoup of Iowa City dem onstrated the effect of optical il lusion in dressing hair She point ed out that the hair is a frame for the face and showed how long faces can be shortened and crook ed noses straightened with a cor rect hair dress May Willimac of DeWitt demon strated how sketching can be used in styling hair She stated that sketching is important as it helps to win the customers confidence Elaborate hair styles with the new upswept trend were turned out by Grace Shinn of Des Moines and George Allen of Davenport during the series of demonstra tions Monday Clarence Redman of Iowa City gave a talk on beauty culture insurance and Alfte Graf of DCS Moincs presented a report on tiic cosmetologists division The second day session will be cli1 maxcd by a banquet in the Hotel Hanfovd and awarding of prizes MERCURY DROP IS PREDICTED Shippers Warned to Expect 20 Degrees in North Iowa Sections DES MOINES re turned to Iowa Monday morning after a warm but windy Sunday reminiscent of summer The mercury rose to a high o 80 degrees Sunday at Sioux City as golfers returned for a last tr on the links and picnics and hik ing parties were the order of th day The weather bureau warned shippers to protect for readings as low as 20 degrees Monday night in northern and southwest ern Iowa forecasting cloud weather The states minimum reading Sunday night was 37 at Mason City It was 38 degrees at Iowa Falls State Same Sub Which Sank Royal Oak Made Attack on English Boat BERLIN supreme ugh command said Monday that he same Uboat which sank the British battleship Royal Oak at ackcd and toipedoed the battle ihip Repulse amending a pre vious announcement that the Re pulse had been put out of com mission The later communique left open the effect of the torpedo and no further details were disclosed The original communique said the torpedo had severely dam aged the Repulse and put it out of commission The submarine was said to have reached the safety of Ger man waters and a report from her commander was expected soon The Repulse commissioned in 1916 and reconstructed in 1936 at a cost of about dis places 32000 tons and has a com plement of 1181 to 1205 men Heavier than the 29150ton Royal Oak which was sunk Satur day ihe Repulse carries six 15 inch guns 20 fourinch guns in cluding eight for antiaircraft and eight torpedo tubes among lesser armaments She carries four air craft with catapults Thehighcommand announced later in rt British were shot down during the night in the region of Mainz and Frankfort on the Main and ihat two crew members wer killed and five were taken prison er The British air ministry an nounced a successful rcconnais sance flight over northern and central Germany Sunday night The announcement said a British Whitney bomber was brought down by antiaircraft fire southeast of Gross Gcrau between Frankfort and Darm stadt with one killed and three captured Later in the night a French Potcz 62 scouting1 plane met a similar fate near Germershcitn with one killed and two wound ed prisoners taken to 2 hospital the announcement said The German command appar ently was preparing to close it book on the Polish campaign communique Monday announcec that with completion of occupa tion of the German zone in Po eemj 6nV French arid one Frank Sheffler 54 Dies From Cerebral Hemorrhage Well Known Mason Cityan Is Stricken While at Office KANAWHA Discovery of a suicide note apparently left Fri day night by Ernest Olson 27 a lew hours before he died of a rifle vound Monday caused investigat ng officers to for the first time ook on suicide as the possible manner of Olsons death Donald Asbe Olsons companion at the time of the shooting was itill held in Wright county jail at Clarion as officers planned an in quest to be held some time Mon day Investigators had refused to accept Asbes version of the cir cumstances surroundingthe fatal shooting Asbe told Sheriff Roy E Wilson of Wright county that he and Olson were riding in Olsons oupe which Asbe was driving when his companion took a 22 rifle from the rear of the car and shot twice the first bullet pierc ing the windshield the second lodging above Olsons right eye Sheriff Wilson refusing to ac cept Asbes story Sunday said We are not willing to accept his Asbes story until we have checked the physical evidence and satisfied ourselves as to the facts in the case He said no powder burns were found on Olson whereas any wound inflicted at close range would have left such burns The shooting occurred in Wright county one mile south the Han cock county line two miles south and five miles east of Kanawha Olson was brought by Asbe to Kanawha where he was given treatment taken to a Belmond hospita where he died five hours later Asbe is being held in the Wright county jail at Clarion Olsons body was taken to the Boughton funeral home at Britt where his parents reside Olsor was employed in a Kanawha poo hall for several years Asba is a form hand working in the vicinity of Kanawha The note left by Olson was in a jacket he had evidently forgot ten at the Verdi Wilson service station at Belmond Friday night The jacket was picked up and the note discovered Sunday night Asbe admitted to officers that he and his companion had been drinking He said they had beer shooting pop bottles with the rifle and that Olson suddenly shol through the windshield then shot himself above the right eye the bullet entering his skull and caus ing a cerebral hemorrhage Asbe told officers also ihat Ol son was driving the car when they left Belmond He drove to Good ell and turned west toward Ka nawha About a quartermile from ENGLISH CLAIM 3 NAZI PLANES ARE SHOT DOWN Attempt Is Made to Raid Vital Dockyards in Edinburgh Vicinity LONDON Three German planes which at tempted to raid the Rosyth dockyards and destroy the famous Firth of Forth bridge were shot down Monday in the vicinity of Edinburgh i in VTVl I1IU11 ZUHK III I L i bnd it would cease reporting e from from the east Goodell Asbe began driving for Scotland Funeral services for Frank F Sheffler 1228 Adams avenue northwest who died Saturday aft ernoon at oclock at a Mason City hospital will be held Tues day afternoon at oclock at the First Methodist church The Rev C E Flynn will be in charge assisted by the Rev Wil liam Galbrtth There will be the Masonic committal service at the grave and burial will be in Elm wood cemetery The body will lie in state until 12 oclock Tuesday in the hair styling contest FRANK SHEFFLER at the Major Funeral home when it will be taken to the church Mr Sheffler who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday aft ernoon in the office of the Mason City Cemetery association was born May 23 1885 at Prairie Home III a village named by his grandmother Ruth Baird who was a pioneer in Illinois His par ents were Francis P Sheftler and Mary Baird Mr Sheffler was educated in Prairie Home and was a graduate of James Milliken university in Decatur III where he was affili ated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity On Feb 23 he was married to Frances Campbell and the couple lived on a farm near Decniur until 1912 when Mr and Mrs Sheffler moved to Mason City where they have resided since if Four daughters were born to them Mrs Jerome C Bishop of Muscatine and Kathcrine Alice and Jeanc at home Mr Sheffler is survived by his wife and four daughters and by a sister Miss Myrtle C Sheffler and a brother W W Sheffler of Decatur He had been a salesman in the employ of various firms and at the time of his death was a salesman for the Mason City Cemetery asso ciation He was a member of the First Methodist church in which he took an active part and also be longed to the Masonic lodge and the I O O F lodge Mr and Mrs Jerome Bishop of Muscatine and Miss Sheffler of De catur have arrived to be present for the funeral service Of a crew of four men in one of the attacking planes one man was drowned two were killed by British gun fire and a fourth was res cued He suffered an arm injury The ministry of home se curity announced that the German raiders caused no civilian casualties and that there was no damage to prop erty Indicating that more than three German planes were in the attack ing squadron it was understood that were driven back over the North sea by pursuing royal air force fighters It was announced that no bombs fell on land but the Ger man raiders did release bombs which fell into the sea It tive at the attack dockyard and naval base on the Firth of Forth and the bridge one of the largest in Europe Reports after the raid said that three members of the crew of an other German plane were cap tured in the Pcntland hills The enemy raiders were met as they reached the coast by royal air force fighters and anti aircraft gun fire Shrapnel fell in the streets of Edinburgh but no air raid alarm was sounded Zf Zf K The Firth of Forth bridge is be tween Edinburgh and Hosyth but nearer Rosyth which is on the op posite side of the firth from Edin burgh A flight of about 850 miles from Germany and return was in volved in the nazi raid The air ministry said British planes had flown over northern and central Germany The an nouncement did not say whether they had encountered any resis tance An admirally spokesman in answer to i query resrardinjr German claims on the Repulse said officials would not so to the trouble of denying all these re In Berlin German authorities said the Repulse had been tor pedoed and put out of commis sion by the same submarine which sank the battleship Royal Oak At the same time naval observ ers predicted the new German submarine offensive which sent the Royal Oak to the bottom and destroyed three allied merchant vessels over lie weekend would be quickly brought under control These sources interpreted tlin fresh nazi onslaught as Adolf Hitlers reply to Great Britains rejection of his peace jrestuns They predicted however the campaign would be halted more speedily than the one Germany launched at Ihc outbreak of hostilities In the first four weeks oC the war it was recalled enemy sub marines sank nearly 150000 tons of British shipping before First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill wns able to announce the offensive had been checked While Britains navy concen trated on Germnn undersea raid ers the nation intensified prepar ations to meet possible attacks from the air Some military men belief the neusubmarine offensive would be accompanied by aerial attacks on British port Naval experts said that vhile loss of the ton Royal Oak one of Britains 15 capital ship vis admittedly i severe blow it wn by no nieiins critical The admiralty was silcnt con ceiiiins its construction program i but the government was vindcr J OLSON stood to be speeding the buildinR ictim of Shooting I of rcw warships to assure main Olson An autopsy performed by Dr II W Morgan Mason City path ologist revealed that the bullet entered the head and caused a cerebral hemhorrage FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED TUESDAY services tor Ernest Olson 27 will be held at oclock at the Boughton Funeral home in Britt and at 2 oclock in the Methodist church in Kanawhn The Rev C N McMillin of Britt will be in charge of services In terment will be in Kanawha cem etery Pallbearers will be Morris OHern Harold Larson Carl Johnson Curtis Delger Mclvin Skouge Wayne Ycahci Survivors arc Olsons parents Mr and Mrs O G Olson of Britt two brothers Oluf ntid Bert and a sister ;