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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H4RLON R HIST UCM 4 AR or I DES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED FRESS AND WITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 14 WINNIE RUTH JUDD MAKES ESCAPE U S Peace Complex Analyzed By CHARLES I STEWART Central Press Columnist Representative John Flan nagan of Virginia discussed our peace complex over the radio a few evenings ago The lower e o n g ressional chamber will be starting its discussion the neutrality modification is sue shortly and the Virginians talk ivas an ticipatory ol this debate Hes one of the legislators who STEWAKT hold that mod ification of the present law will be in the direction of more neu trality not less of it However he gives as his opin ion that our national peace com plex is stronger than any law can be From talks Ive had with a great many people and from bushels of letters I get mailed from all over the country 1 draw the conclusion that we haveT indeed a peace complex thats something to write home about Were not much like what we were when the last World war broke out Vehemently Neutral That time so to speak we were only passively neutral ft was to be sure a war we didnt want to get into but we didnt think wed have to try to stay out of it No body worked himself into ferment on the subject We just took it for granted that we had sense enough to remain on the sidelines Nourjwere Positively yehern neutral It isnt only that present muss we want violently to STAY OUT OF IT But to day were not so sure that well have the good sense to do it We recall what happened back in 1917 and the recollection scarces us As Congressman Flannagan re marked we cant help having our sympathies as between belliger ents but we evidently are dead against being actually drawn into their quarrel What were afraid of is that well change our minds later Not a Peep Throughout the entire neutral ity debate there hasnt been a warlike peep on Capito Hill There wont be either There has been a different opinion as to our arms embargo but the difference has been be tween exponents of the opposing theories that an absolute embargo is the truest kind of neutrality and that modification will be more neutral than that is Both groups seek passionately to be NEUTRAL It pays a senator or represen tative to be thus He has his ear to the ground and knows how his home folk feel about it Even if a tew did experience a slight bel licose yearning they wouldnt dare to admit it The senate has been promodi fication by a considerably larger proportion than the house is likely to be Possibly thats because repre sentatives are somewhat closer to their constituencies than sen ctors arc and have a hunch that the popular demand is for the ab solute embargo At any rate it was obvious from the first that the senate was promodification by a big ma jority The absolute ernbargo ists have had hopes of victory in the lower house I think theyll be disappointed hut theyll lose less overwhelmingly in the lower chamber Bottle Flares Up on Dies Group Probe DEMPSEY HITS PUBLISHING OF LEAGUES LIST Representative Lashes Investigation Policy as Most UnAmerican WASHINGTON Dies committee investigating unAmeri can activities published a Wash ington membership and mailing list of the American League for Peace and Democracy and one 01 its own members promptly ac cused it of taking a most damn able and most UnAmerican ac tion The accusations were made by Representative Dempsey D N who was absent when the list 5G3 names was given out soon after the committees morn ing session opened The list made no distinction be tween those government employes named on it who might be mem bers the Washington branch o the league and those who might merely be on the leagues mailing list here Previously the committee had charged the league with being dominated by communists League officials have consistently denied this charge The committee meeting behind closed doors decided Tuesday to give out the list It was entered officially in the record Wednes day under the title membership and mailing list and simultane ously given to reporters When Dempsey arrivinga Jew minutes late heard ab out this lie said he had protested earlier about releasing the names and that Chairman Dies D Tex had promised to delay distribution until a m C S Among those whose names ap peared on the membership and mailing list without any distinc tion as to whether they fell into the category members or merely that of recipients of the leagues mail were Oscar L Chap man assistant secretary of the in terior department with a salary given as a year Edwin S Smith member of the national labor relations board and Louis Bloch member of the maritime labor board both with salaries listed as and Mordecai Ezekiel director of the agricul tural adjustment administration 58000 Chairman Dies D Texas in making public the list said in a written statement that the com mittee was not charging that the government employes affiliated with the league are members of the communist party He added however that it has been established conclusively that the American League for Peace and Democracy was organized and is controlled by the communist party There was no evidence Dies said to the effect that the sovcrn ment employes in the league were communists But he declared the fact that these government employes are members of a communist front organization and apparently con tinued their membership long af ter this organization was exposed as heing communistic justifies in the opinion of the committee the publication of this list Washday at the Front Italian Fascists Are Indicating Resistance to Reds in Balkans HOME Iff Wellinformed fascists said Wednesday that Ital ian diplomatic support for Hun gary in resisting any soviet Rus sian move toward the Balkans would harmonize with fascist policy There was no confirmation however that Italy already had given Hungary assurances of aid in this connection In Budapest authoritative Hungarians said such assurances had come from both Italy and Jugoslavia Italy fascists said is watching her Balkan interests closely and will not permit any power to jeop ardize them The speech in Danzig by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop evoked no evidences of Italian enthus iasm The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness and somewhat colder Wednes day night and Thursday sonic lif ht rain in north and east por tions Thursday Iowa shippers forecast for Wednesday night Northwest 25 northeast 30 southwest 35 southeast 45 MINNESOTA Cloudy with some drizzle or light rain Thurs day and in northwest and in west ccniral portions Wednes day night slightly colder in north and extreme east portions Wednesday night and in east and in extreme south portions Thursday IN MASON CITY ORDERS AUDIT OF BANK RECEIVER ACTS Sweeping Probe Planned After Petitions Filed in Iowa City Case DES MOINES George A Wilson Tuesday said he lad ordered an audit of all re reivcrships under the supervision of the stale banking department to get the situation cleaned up if here is anything lo clean The governor said the scope of he examination would depend upon what was discovered in the early audit He said there was a possibility the auditors would vork back into the period when banks closed by the dozens several years ago Though the currently popular British war song is Were Going 10 Hang Our Washing on the Siegfried Line these British Tommies somewhere in France use just an ordinary length of rope to hung up their shirts and socks Russians and Germans Debate Fate of U S City of Flint Official Finally Able to Get to Nazi Authorities BERLIN German government informed the United States Wednesday it was discus sing with soviet Russia the ques tion of the American ship City of Flint taken to the Russian port of Murmansk by a German prize crew The information given American Charge DAffaires Alexander Kirk when he was re ceived Wednesday morning by Baron Ernst von Wcizsaecker secretary of state in the German foreign office It was the first contact mafle by Kirk with the German gov ernment in connection with the incident Hitherto the stock inquiries concerning the City of Flint had been that nothing was known here officially about the vessel 1 The ship was seized inquirers were told unofficially because it carried contraband According to the German re port the City of Flint was taken into Tromso Norway as unsea worlhy because the American crew had put certain maps cssen CAPT J A GAINAKD word from hir tial for navigation out of the waj before the Germans took charge Lacking these maps it was explained the ship could not lie navigated through the com plicated North and Baltic sea war areas and therefore was ta ken to the far north Full Information Sought by F R WASHINGTON in formation about German capturi of the American freighter City o Flint was sought Wednesday be fore the government takes an formal steps to obtain her releasi from a Russian Arctic port President Roosevelt told re porters late Tuesday that he hopec to get back the vessel seized by a razi cruiser while carrying con traband to Great Britain A report from United States Am bassador Steinhardt in Moscow he said explained that all the facts were not yet known there Mr Roosevelt added that he had no information as to the whereabouts of the American crew of 42 sup planted by Germans on the trip to Murmansk Songbird Desperado Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Hamilton CHICAGO Russell Oklahoma desperado and erstwhile songbird of West Madison street barrooms pleaded innocent in federal court Wednesday to a charge of kidnaping and murder ing July William Scott 14 Warden Jess Hamilton Dunn of the McAlester Okla prison from which Russell escaped before the shooting said the former barroom singer man had confessed the Hamilton killing Police Guard Around 2 Liners Increased NEW YORK po lice guards were placed Wednes day around the French liner Nor mandie and the Cunard White Star hner Queen Mary the two largest fastest and most luxur ious ships in the world after the naval intelligence department warned that one of them was to be sabotaged The liners are docked at adjacent piers in the Hudson river refugees from the war The decision for a sweeping investigation he added was ar rived at because of the banking departments current court peti tions involving receiverships at Iowa Cily la whicti had been handled by Ben S Summerwill I think an audit will lend lo clarify the atmosphere and give us an idea once and for all what the situation is the governor said My thought would be in the first instance although I dont know how the auditors will want to handle this thing to get into the active receiverships those not closed out those in court and still in the process of liquidation Tne audits will be handled by two examiners from the state auditors office he said and will cover the work of all bank receiv ers Not just he ones in eastern Iowa I expect they will go to work down in the banking department the governor said Governor Wilson previously had conferred with Floyd Philbrick as sistant attorney general and D W Bates state superintendent of banking Philbriek is handling the Summerwill litigation The governor said Bates had no objection whatever to the audit This step was laken with the Knowledge and approval of the ex ecutive council the chief execu tive added The two court actions at Iowa City were filed by the attorney generals office in the name of D W Bates state superintendent of banking after the legislative interim committee had started nn investigation rt a meeting here two weeks ago The interim committee investi gation was begun by State Senator L H Doran of Boone committee chairman who read an erVtorial from the Cedar Rapids Gazette questioning the receivership transactions of the Johnson Coun ty Savings bank of Iowa City be fore the assembled committee The suit filed against Summer will as examiner in charge of the bank asks S400 additional for an automobile taken in settlement of a debt to the bank and sold to Summerwill for It also asks an accounting of the settlement of the remainder of the same debt a claim of the hank against the Simmons Motor com pany for Summerwill made application for approval of accepiance of 53000 in cash in full settlement the petition said The second suit charges tha Summerwill deprived the receiv ership of the Farmers Loan and Trust company bank which h was managing of SI186 md ac quired for himself property or an interest in property worth in ex tess of SI6000 in a private trans action with the receivership Part Eclipse of Moon to Be Visible Here DES MOINES Theo dore Mehlin instructor of astron omy at Drake university here said a part eclipse of the moon wouL take place from p m low time Friday until a m Saturday It reach its peak at 36 minutes and 12 seconds pa midnight Concede Win for Lifting of Ban on Arms WASHINGTON leading opponent of arms embargo repeal conceded defeat Wednesday as the senate prodded by Vice President Garner rapidly approached a final vote on the administration neu trality bill Although expressing hope that the house would uphold the em bargo Senator Nye R N Dak agreed with Democratic Leader Barkley that the senates decision would come late Wednesday after noon or Thursday and added that repeal would get from 55 to CO votes Nyes estimate would give the opposition from 36 to 41 votes if all 96 senators were recorded But Chairman Pittman D Nev of the foreign relations committee coauthor ol the bill gave oppon ents a maximum of only 28 votes on a prospective motion to strike out the repeal section He predicted that two or three of these would favor the entire which contains a cash and irry program of trade with nations As the vote approached Senator Sorah R coleader of the opnosition told reporters If they arc going to pass a bill jased on the principle of this and is about as good a bill as they can write But of course that is not to e considered as the principle I iave stood for Cash and carry is just as unneutral as repeal of the arms embargo A decision by Senator Vanden berg R Mich not to offer an amendment to embargo only of fensive weapons eliminated one possibility oE lengthy debate Thisproposalhad been ad vanced by former PfesideritHoo ver and Col Charles A Lindbergh but Vandenberg explained that m one could be found to distinguisl clearly between offensive and de fensive weapons Twins Arrive Before Thor Woman Reaches Fort Dodge Hospital HUMBOLDT M II Carter of Thor enroute to a For Dodge hospital stopped at a Hum boldt physicians office There twins were born to her All then continued the trip t Fort Dodge LOOK INSIDE FOR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS States told that Germany and Russia arc consultingon captured freighter City of Flint reports night scouting flight over Berlin Britons concerned by loss of four more merchant ships P A R I sporadic fighting flares on western front anil Yugoslavia reported to have promised military aid to Hungary in event of trouble with Russiu Iowa Balmy Period to Be Driven Out DES MOINES wealhei Jureau Wednesday forecast a halt to Iowas balmy October weather predicting that a sub zero Canadian cold wave wil drive the mercury down into the 20s in the northwest part of the state before Thursday morning Cloudy and colder weather with some light rainfall is in store for the state Thursday as the Ca nadian cold snap moves in th bureau said Dubuque was treated to an un usually heavy local cloudburs which brought a total of thre inches of rain there the burea said while other parts of easter Iowa reported from a trace up t 63 of an inch The latter fjgur was recorded at Davenport A sample of Canadas cold war moved down into Montana am North Dakota Wednesday morn ing where snow and subzeii readings were reported Calgary reported six bdmv zero and Prince Albert D below zero Wednesdaymorning the bureau saici the latter figure bc iiiK the coldest on record there for Oct 25 The northern cold snap has beei slow moving in the bureau said Nebraska reporting readings Wed nesday morning of only a few de grees colder than Tuesday Memory of Hospital Superintendent for 47 Years Is Honored ROCHESTER Minn memory of Sister Mary Joseph for 47 years superintendent of th hospital which was the cradle o the Mayo clinic 300 physician came hundreds of miles to th auditorium of St Marys hospita Wednesday All of the doctors had at on time been associated with th clinic and most of them Sister Mary Joseph well in th 20 years that she was first assist ant in surgery to the late Dr Wil liam Mayo They knew her as the cfficien whiteconted person that stoo beside Dr Will as he performe most of his medical miracles bi they remembered her mostly as friend as they gathered in the an ditorium for the unveiling of bust of Sister Mary who died las March at 83 TRUNK SLAYER OF 2 GETS FREE FROM HOSPITAL Governor of Arizona Reveals Escape of Woman Adjudged Insane PHOENIX Ariz uth Judd trunk slayer of two vomcn companions in 1931 has scaped from the Arizona state ospital Gov Bob Jones disclosed Vednesday Mrs Judci was sentenced to the allows for one of the trunk mur ders but on April 22 1933 she ias adjudged insane automati ally suspendingthe death sen cncc She was convicted of slaying Alines Lerni and also was ac cused of killing Hcdvigr Samuel son The slaying occurred Oct lli 1031 in Ihoenix The bodies were dismembered and sent by trunk lo Los Angeles Mrs Judd was arrested there a veek later Governor Jones dispatched his Xecutivc secretary Y C White o the hospital to investigate Border inspection stations the slate highway patrol and peace of ficers throughout the state were notified of the escape Twice condemned lo liaiig the small blond slayer who was 27 when first committed to pris on in 1932 had mudc numerous efforts to obtain her release through the stale board of par dons and paroles Her dcalh sentence siill stands Upon arrival the trunks in Los Angeles employes the bag gage company saw blood seeping flrom them An investigation dis closed the dismembered bodies After a sensational hunt Mrs Judd was arrested and returned to Phoenix where she pleaded in nocent to first degree murder She went to trial Feb 8 1932 A jury convicted her and she was sentenced Feb 24 1832 to on May 11 An appeal stayed execution but the state supreme court found no error in the record and she again was condemned to hang in 1933 Shortly before the execution dale n dramatic sanity hearing re sulted in the verdict that she was insane and she was released to the slate hospital Should she ever again be declared sane Mrs JucW would be subject to execution WILLIAM S KNUDSEN Warns Against War Fever by Americans PAGE 2 Plan Inauguration of Cornell President PAGE 3 Speed Tells Story of Southern Grid Squads PAGE 13 weather statis GlobeGazette tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday niglif At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Fierce Byll Fight Ends in Court Battle at Clear Lake CLEAR fishtins luis come into prominence hi Clear Lake in a cnc utii of a battle between bails owned by R E IVoUim smi Kd Latch fiivmtrs living northwvt of Clear fiTo which io plav about Sept 19 Mr Nelson has been arrested nnd charged with cruelty to aoi upon the complaint of Mv Lutchwho says that Mr Nolsou Ihc Liitch bull with a charge of buckshot Mr Nelson daims that the Latch animal came to the Xclson premises and engaged the Nelson bull in battle Mr Nelson and members of his household fought the ani mal with pitchforks for two hours and could not drive him away until he was tamed with the shot so they were able to they drive him off their farm said The case which was brought before H N Halvoivon justice of the peace has been postponed several limes but is ex pected to be heard bv Mr llal vorson next Tuesday Reports Russians Holding 20 Ships NARVIK Norway skipper of a Swedish tram steamer arriving from Archinge Russian Arctic port reported Wednesday that 20 foreign freighters were being held in that port by Russian authorities WtNME ttUTH IUUD from hospilal 10 Inches of Snow Reported in Alberta EDMONTON Alia thern Alberta was digging out Wednesday after a 36 hour bhs zard one of lie most severe in re cent years Ten inches of fell in Edmonton and disrupted traffic and business Christinas Trees and Watermelons WINFIELD Kans Pro tracted summer heat was respon sible for this sign Wednesday at a Winfield fruit market Christmas trees and water melons Burned in Tractor Upset lowan Dies BOONE Ebcn Rinkci 26 Boonc county road tractor tor opera Licks All Kids in 2nd Grade Asks Promotion EL REXO Keller K beaming proudly asked his teacher I promote him from the first to the third grade Explained Jacfc I can lick all the kids through the second grade up Baby Born by Operation After Mothers Death K N O X V 1 L I K 10 1 pound Rirl wis born here to Mr and Mrs Everett Kins Marv died from burn suffered when a tractor overturned on him ville Iowa by operation immc The accident occcirrccl at the cdgeldiatcly ColUmiiip the death of the ot Boone on a road grading job I 31 year old mother ;