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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1939, Mason City, Iowa MARLON E R NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME isr ES Mol N VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT TIOS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE H n NO 10 ACCUSE LINDBERGH OF IMPERIALISM Desperate Nazi Peace Bid Is Seen By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist BRITISH and French diplo macy in Washington unquestion ably is convinced that Herr Hitler realizes that he has bitten off more than he can che which is why he evidently is so desperately anxious to have peace arranged lor him To be sure he wants peace on his own terms meaning in JP e r ra a n y Nevertheless the opinions expressed that hes pre pared to make some tew conces sions rather thnn to fight to a finish True this judgment as previ ously remarked is Allied diplo macys judgment and maybe its colored by a certain amount of wishful thinking You by no means get the some reaction from talks with German representa tives vn our capital you wouldnt expectyto At all events you wouldnt expect them to be mak ing any such admission Still you do hear the most fervent peace talk at Adolfs embassy To listen to it youd conclude that the nazis are regular Quakers Various neutal embassies and legations Scandinavias the Bal kans Belgiums Hollands Swit zerlands and Italys also hint that they believe the fuehrer to be plenty nervous Our state department strictly sub rosa has the same notion Of course all these foreign out flfe from their re goyefnmrnts put of Germany and possibly sup plement it with a bit of hopeful guessing Therefore its hard to tell just how reliable it is How ever theres a Rood deal of una nimity about it Moreover its borne out by Americans recently fromthe they certainly do have a passion for anonymity theyre figuring on returning there on their own or Uncle Sams business Whats Hitler Status It isnt disputed that Adolf can put up a nasty scrap whatever the final outcome provided he has Germany solidly behind him But the solidity of his standing in his home country is doubted The situation is diagnosed thus In 1914 the Germans had a kaiser who subsequently blew up but at that particular time he as suredly had his whole people back of him He was a national symbol The Prussian military class swore by him He was at 7enst reasonably popular with the German masses His rule was middling dictatorial but nothing to compare with the fuehrers He didnt cut his sub jects heads off for listening in on the radio They didnt tivve radio broadcasts then or perhaps it would have occurred to him Any way he didnt do it Hitlers different Smothered Discontent Theres nothing immemorial about him and his family Theres nothing traditionally sacred about him to the average German There was a modicum of dissatisfaction with his autocratic methods all along except in strictly naziistic circles And its no cinch that the nazis ever were in a majority They were in con trol of the national machinery rather by accident They smoth ered discontent if any and maybe there wasnt so much of it while Adolf was getting away with murder merely by But wont there be lots of it if war drags along and Adolf begins to be blamed for getting his folk into Thc military aristocratic junfc ers apparently dont like him either There are reports that hes purged some of them and actu ally liquidated a few Its under standable that these socially tony individuals resent him as an up start proletarian even as our American upper crust might re sent it were a rough neck to grab the government and begin bossing them around nnd snub bing and liquidating them I dont say all this is so I say only that its Washingtons diplomatic chatter FATALLY HURT IV FALL HARTFORD Bncker 57 fractured his skull and died a short time later when he fell 40 feet down into a well he was helping clean on his farm near here CANADA INSULT Senator Johnson Flays View of Stop Hitler or Well Be Next WASHINGTON JP Senator Brown DMich accused Col Charles A Lindbergh Friday of having encouraged the spirit of nationalistic imperialism that has cursed the world for centuries and which is the potent poison that has killed peace During debate on the adminis trations neutrality bill which he supports Brown brought up for discussion a radio address in which Lindbergh said that soon er or later we must demand the freedom of this continent and its surrounding islands from the dic tates of European power f f I challenge the statements of Colonel Lindbergh Brown said He speaks with no authority whatsoever but his own He does not represent the views of any considerable part of che American people His argument as to the right of the United States to deny Cana da control of its affairs x x x and his unasked advice that the con nection with Great Britain be cut Borah Exercised Over Statement He Predicted No War WASHINGTON Borah exercised over statements that he had pre dictefl no war in Europe this year asked Friday that all de tails of a discussion on neulral ity with President rak fnterrnpted debate oh the neutralitybtllto Ja remark Thursday by Senator Barklcy Barkley said he hatl heard Borah vehe mently prophesy that there would be no war in Europe dur ing 1939 Barkley referred to a white house conference between Presi dent Roosevelt and senate lead ers late last session when he senate foreign relations commit tee voted to take no action on neutrality legislation is not only a gratuitous insult to a sister nation It is based on a wholly erroneous concept by our continental American policy Brown spoke after Senator Johnson RCal had contended that it was idiotic to believe that Chancellor Hitler could con quer Europe and threaten the United States The 73 year old veteran of the league of nations fight of 20 years ago tookthe senate floor to start otf the lath day of debate on the administrations program of neu trality revision which has as its principal point the removal of the embargo on arms Johnson his white hair shaking in emphasis called that proposed action which it is admitted by many would give England and France an advantage over Ger many in American arms markets the first false step The argument of administration supporters favoring repeal re duced to its simplest terms he told his colleagues was that if we dont stop Hitler now he will con quer Europe and we will be next What an idiotic assumption lie declared And yet earnest and honest men repeat it If we were not afflicted with a war psychology we would not listen to this reason for repeal of the arms embargo for one quarter of a second Hitler will never conquer Europe It has never been done IJT anyone yet Countless efforts have been made to establish hegemony by force and none have succeeded The closest ap proach to any was by Napoleon and to compare Hitler to Napo leon is absurd Senator Gillette DIowa said he would propose forbidding bel ligerent governments from calling m old securities from their citi zens and marketing them in the United States New credits are barred in the bill but old ones may be extended Villagers See Invading French Troops held positions photo News States Dreher Thrown From Car Going 60 Miles an Hour Francis P Welsh Accused as Trigger Mar Is Returned DES MOINES auto mobile from which Harold J Dre her was thrown after he had been shot here July 28 was traveling at least 60 miles an hour at the time one of the men charged with the murder told officers He was Francis P Welsh ac cused trigger man in the slaying and the last of three men charged with first degree murder in the case to be returned here for trial Des Moines detectives who re turned Welsh from San Francisco said he told them the automobile was going at least 60 when he shot Dreher and rolled his body on to the pavement on Keosauqua Way busy thoroughfare near the downtown business area He bounced a couple of times when he hit the street Chief of Detectives Jack Brophy quoted Welsh as adding Brophy and Detective L O Har denbrook brought Welsh here from the west coast city where he was arrested on a minor charge and linked through fingerprints with the kilhng of the Mason City salesman The other two accused of par ticipation of the crime are Fred Ostenrieder ami William Cooper both in jail here Welshs remarks about the speed of the car covered the major dif ference in hiS version of the crime as compared with that given by Ostenriedcr and Cooper in state ments to police after their arrests They had said the car was going slowly when Dreher hit the pave ment where he died a few min utes later Parks Car Sleeps on Horn Button ALTON 111 Slande rer parked his car and went to the horn button Police unable to enter the locked car or arouse Standefer towed the auto to a garage stopped the honking and gave him a ticket Standefer paid a S5 fine for improper park ing SOYBEAN PLANT TO BE REBUILT Structure at Fort Dodge Is Destroyed by Fire FORT DODGE to rebuild the soybean plant destroyed by fire late Thursday were announced here Friday by Mrs L E Armstrong president of the Plymouth Processing com pany owners of the mill Origin of the jfire which de stroyed the mill and with it 80 000 bushels of beans still was un determined Friday Fire Captain Thomas Crinnigan was under a physicians care Fri day after he slid to safety down a belt chute when he was trapped by flames on the third floor of the building He collapsed when he reached safety U S Territorial Sea Limit Is Flexible Roosevelt Declares HYDE PARK N Y dent Roosevelt took the position Friday that the limits of United States territorial waters are flex ible varying from three to hun dreds of miles depending on the circumstances under which the limits are created In the case of belligerent sub marines which have been barred from American ports or territorial waters the president said at a press conference that the limit of such waters was three miles In the case of rum runners in prohibition days he said it was 150 miles In the case of the neutrality pa trol he added the limit is far ther out roughly within the safety zones laid down at the recent Panama conference of the 21 American republics That zone ex tends at least 300 miles out Boy Steals Car to Get to Court he had a date with a judge 15 year old Koger Brussovitz of Eau Claire V is Friday morning took the car owned by Herman Soil Rockford and was captured later by Sheriff B F Atherton of Floyd county and state highway patrolmen Brussovitz was to have appeared m juvenile court in Eau Claire Because he had no way to reach that city he took Soils car Sol manager of the Chapman Lumber company from his office saw the boy drive off with his car He notified Sheriff Atherton then began following the boy Soil was accompanied by Postmaster in the latters car City they caught up over to authorities He will be turned over to Wisconsin officers LOOK INSIDE FOR SIR KINGSLEY WOOD British Air Minister Confers With French PAGE 2 BRITISH PLANES FIGHT OFF RAID OVERSCOTLAND No Bombs Dropped as Precautionary Move Proves Effective EDINBURGH Scotland Two air raid warnings were sounded and precautionary mea sures were taken against the threat of nazi bombing planes over the Firth of Forth Friday but the air ministry said no bombs were dropped An air raid warning also was given in the south of England later in the day but within eight minutes the allclear signal was sounded The press association said it was believed the south of England warning was given in error Only one or two sirens sounded and they were heard over a small area No aircraft were seen the Press association said The communique for the sec ond bombing menace in the Edin burgh area in five days and the fourth menace to Scotland in cluding two at Scapa Flow said Precautionary measures were taken when unidentified air craft appeared over the Firth of Forth this moraine anil air raid warnings were sounded at about 11 a m 4 a m CST over the district No bombs were re ported to have been dropped ana the all clear signal was given within an hour Monday at Husking Contests to Be Held on Saturday PAGE 5 Alabama Tennessee in Saturday Grid Classic PAGE 9 London Audience Cheers for Song Lampooning Lindy LONDON Canadian The audience interrupted a per formance at the Gate theater Thursday night to cheer a song lampooning Col Charles A Lind bergh and others One verse of the song which was aimed at various prominent persons went like this Then theres Colonel Lindbergh Who made a pretty speech Hes somewhere in America Were glad hes out of reach Thc speech referred to appar ently was the one he mnde lost Friday criticizing Canadas posi tion in the air SECOND DIES OF BURNS JEFFERSON CITY Mo Eight months ago a cigaret ignited John Roarks bed He died of burns Now his 4 year old daugh ter is dead She accidentally dropped a lighted match in her lap Lack of British Air Attacks on Nazis Criticized LONDON The Weekly Spectator Friday sounded a note of criticism at the iack of air attacks on German military ob jectives by British planes Policy has muzzled them the Spectator said What is impossible to undcr slanfl is the policy that turns our airmen into an express pos tal reference to leaf let raids over Germany Why arc they not allowed to attack military objectives the paper asked first admitted aerial hit the war on a British warship slight ly damaging the cruiser South ampton The phrase precautionary measures clearly referred to the defending British aircraft which went aloft r Tho warnings were fairly gen eral over a broad area of south eastern Scotland Four rapid bursts of antiaircraft fire were heard in Edinburgh before the air raid sirens were sounded A third warning was given in one section it was understood to remedy the fact that in this par ticular part of the countryside a mechanical fault had led to pre mature sounding of an allclear signal Edinburgh people took the alarm calmly despite their ex perience of Monday and de fending aircraft stood by over the Firth of Forth bridge KILLED IN CRASH COUNCIL BLUFFS John Lehnkuhl 05 Carson farm woman was killed when the car in which she was riding and a cattle truck collided near her home 3 E E MARKtEY PREDICT GOOD GRID WEATHER Bureau Officials Say Saturday to Be Clear and Somewhat Cooler DES MOINES weath er bureau Friday predicted good football weather for the weekend in Iowa Dos Moines where Iowa State and Drake meet Saturday was due for showers Friday afternoon but Saturday should be ideal for foot ball the bureau said The state forecast was forfair weather Friday night and Satur day turning sdmewhat cooler in the extreme west portion Friday night and in the extreme south east and extreme east central portions ATTORNEY HERE 58 YEARS HELD LEADING POSTS Rites Saturday for Participant in Law Reforms for Nation SEE 1ICTURE PAGE H J E E Maikley 82 prominent for more than half a century as a trial lawyer in North Iowa died quietly at his home at 121 Con necticut avenue southeast Thurs day evening Mr Marklcy a member of the firm of Blythe Marklcy Rule Dibble and Cemey suffered a cerebral hemorrhage June 20 1938 and had been confined to his bed partly paralyzed since that The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Fritlay night and Saturday somewhat cooler in extreme west Friday night and in extreme southeast and ex treme Pastcentral Saturday MINNESOTA Fair Friday and Saturday cooler Friday niffht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 70 Minimum Thursday night 43 At 8 a m Friday 51 YEAR AGO Maximum n Minimum 34 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS see pos sible spark for general war in allied pact with Turkey neutral vessels may be sunk if escorted by allied warships quiet on western front LONDON hold Ankara pact blocks Ger man penetration of Bal kans EDINBURGH British warplanes a n t i aircraft guns fight off German raiders three alarms sounded r e n c h shell German troop concentra tions rains on western front ROME Ankara pact deepens Italian silence time His two daughters Mrs H D Page and Miss Doris Markley were at his bedside when he passed away A sister Mrs Lucy Patterson Mansfield Ohio also iurvives Mr IMarkley had been a resi dent of Mason City 58 years and achieved an enviable dis tinction in the field of law He served as president of the Iowa State Bar association was for many years a member of the American Law Institute a lead er in the movement for law reform and an active partici pant in early Iowa activities oC the democratic party He was widely traveled having circum navigated the globe several times tftiu uc neia ate me family home 121 Connecticut ave nue southeast at oclock Saturday afternoon G f i e 1 d Breese reader in the Christian Science church will be in charge Burial will be at Elmwood ceme tery The body will lie in state at the Patterson funeral home until taken to the family home Satur day morning Mr Markley had been a resi dent of Mason City since 1881 coming here from Marshalltown where he was in law practice lor three years following his gradua tion from the Univerity of Iowa law school in 1878 His boyhood home was at Cedar Falls where he moved with Ms parents from Ohio He was born in Ankeny Town Ohio April 12 1857 His first job was working on a farm Mr Markley received his early education in the Cedar Falls public schools Cornell collCRC iMount Vernon where iic received an 51 A degree Law training at the University ot Iowa followed f H Upon arriving in Mason City Mr Markley bought out William Goodykoontz in the firm oC Goodykoonlz Blythe and Wheeler Later E Blythe and Mr Mnrkley bought out the Wheeler interest Then Clifford P Smith afterwards a district judge here and now a resident of Boston and recently retired as chairman ot This photo shows Mr and Mrs T K E Markley when they vfcijd tmm China tours in tfic Canadian ;