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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS PAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOH EH H 1ST MEM A T OCPT OF IRWA COUP oes uotHts HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED SVIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 26 1939 IMS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT sssassaszsa NO 15 HIGH COURT RULES IOWAN MUST DIE Show Wins District CornhuskingDerby NET POUNDAGE IS TOTAL OF 2490 Humboidt County Man Is Closely Followed by Wilson Hamilton Alan Skow of Rutland representing Humboidt coun ty was winner of first piace in the north central district cornhusking contest staged Thursday forenoon on the Lum Brown Riverview farm two miles to the north and east of Mason City Mr Skows net poundage husked in the 80 minute contest period was 2490 pounds His gross was 2520 pounds and he took a penalty of 30 pounds for husks and gleanings Second nosed out by a scant two pounds was Ray Wilson of Webster City rep resenting Hamilton county His net poundage was 24882 pounds based on a gross of 2620 pounds and deductions of 1318 pounds In third place was Arthur Raisch Geneva representing Franklin county His net was 2 392 his gross 2610 pounds and his deductions 2179 ppunds iSvL Mullenof Rockwell last Mason j tity Kiwanis club finished sixth place in ihe field of KGLO Mobile Unit Pulled by Tractor Able to Join Race In the midst of the corn husking race the KGLO mo Tnle unit burned out a clutch and was left in midfield After several minutes of de lay a tractor was hitched to the mobile unit and it joined the race with Hank Hook giving an ear by ear description of the battle While the mobile unit was being snaked along by the trac tor one of the spectators yelled Get a horse Thursday with a net of 23398 pounds His gross was 2570 pounds with penalties of 2302 pounds Spurred on by his wifes vigor ous moral support Ernest Hei decker Lakota representing Kossuth county ripped corn at the rate of 44 to 48 ears a minute to final bomb signaled the close of an corn on their farm followed her and only once uttering a sound caused when a bystander picked added it is wonderful hPb discharge of the starting bombs the smoke of which can be seen in the background Ins photograph shows the start of he north central district cornhusking contest Some of are i be seen Marling down the rows vhile along are some of the thousands who followed the contest Lock photo Kayenay engraving guarded by K the loads Deductions included pounds for every pound of gtca ings and four per cent off for husks weighing more than five ounces to each 100 pounds An additional three per cent was de ducted for husks weighing more than nine ounces on the same basis Final results were expect ed late Thursday afternoon iwanians were A it 1 TT Authorities Widen Hunt for Escaped Winnie Ruth Judd Trunk Slayer Leaves ing In two secf foilswhile ipprdxi mately 3000 spectators cheered About 40 rods of corn was cut down because of its burned condi tion and eight contestants worked in one part and six husked in the other y The hook artists in the south part found the going tougher than those in the north section as the corn was bigger and higher up on the stalks The ears in the north section were small and located on the stalks at ideal husking height The field planted especially for the contest yielded 80 bushels to an acre The corn was dry and tough to husk The other contestants ana their counties irtcluded Roy Bonn of Mallard Palo Alto Herman Ege mo of Goldfield Wright Ray Wil son of Webster City Hamilton Herman Christiansen of Hadcliffe Hardin Arthur Raisch of Geneva Franklin Everett Carlson Northwood Worth Eric Fredrich of Elma Howard Raymond Kel son of near Lyle Minn Mitchell and Carl Kiewiet of Buffalo Cen ter Winnebago Among the crowd of spectators on Ihe farm owned by L K r it lead a field of 14 huskcrs as the Boomhowcr and tenanted by Lum Brown was Mrs Mary Willey liv s rs ary ey v 80minutc nubbin nabbing dash ing three miles northeast of Ma Thursday afternoon son City who was celebrating her Mrs Hudccker who also husks 81st birthday Thursday She commented that husking LHH iiinii jici Kjuii iumineiHea mat nusKing husband every inch of the way was completely changed since the clenching her fists biting her lips earlier days when they cut down the stalks and picked the corn and up an ear of corn and asked if was Hudeckers Her sharp was heard for several yards She carried her husbands coat and tightly grasped it several times when Thorne threatened to take the lead The Lakotan set his strong pace in the north central district corn husking contest held at Riverview farm three miles northeast of Mason City Hcidecker led all the way ex cept for a short distance down the hack stretch when Carl Thorne of Dayton representing Webster county nosed ahead io challenge he Lakota huskers margin For several yards a battle lor supremacy raged between the two men who were working side by side Heidecker put on a burst of speed to maintain his lead as Thorne found it a bit slower going on the rising ground Thorne shared second place honors with Donald Karsjens Parkersburg representing Butler county as the closing gun sound ed Alan Skow of Rutland repre senting Humboidt county ended in third piace and A L Mullen of Rockwell representing Cerro Gordo county and 1938 winner finished fourth The four men also rounded the turn in the field in the same order as they finished Immediately after the end of the dash the cornfilled wagons W G C Bagley of Mason City state treasurer and Mark Thorn burg state secretary of agricul ture gave brief talks during the afternoon program A pig race with feminine drivers and a tug of war between Kiwanians ant farmers highlighted the entertain ment W Earl Hall GlobeGa zette managing editor Fred Shaffer United States commis sioner and Senator Earl Dean led the community singing Ernie Gerardi presented several accor dion numbers Kiwanian Rcmley Glass presided The north central district con test was sponsored by the Mason City Kiwanis club with the co the Cerro Gordo Bureau and the operation of county Farm State Cornhusking association win be eligible for competition in derby at Uses Imitation Snakes to Drive Away Pigeons RALEIGH N Car Eldriclge Smith now believes lie has finally found the way to drive those pigeons from the county courthouse He has lined Ihe ledges and window sills with imi tation snakes SWITCH PLANS IN SENATE FIGHT JEjgal VoIeEpect in Arms Embargo WASHINGTON e ri a t e opponents of the neutrality bill switched their strategy Thursday little hope of an effort to get a clearer test of their strength for retaining the controversial arms embargo With a final vote expected Fri day Senator Clark DMo an opposition leader said that he would try io insert in the bill the language of the existing la for bidding arms shipments to bellig erents He conceded that his amend ment had little chance of adoption but said that it would provide an affirmative test instead of a neg ative or backdoor approach through a motioji to strike out the bills section repealing the em bargo Administration forces welcomed the opposition change in plans and claimed between 60 and 70 votes for repeal The opposition con ceded them 55 to 60 A majority is 49 provided vote all 36 members Clark said that he would offer his embargoretention proposal after all other amendments were disposed of The lime was uncer tain for a fresh flood of amend ments slowed up floor action Wed nesday Among the pending amend ments was one by Senator Tobey RN II to make it unlawful for any foreign vessel to fly the American flag in order to escape submarines or for any other pur pose Violators would have to for feit the vessel and cargo and the master would be subject to a 000 fine and two years imprison ment Dozen Persons Try to See Three Held in Dreher Slaying DES MOINES Tom Reilly said Thursday some 12 per sons whom he called just cur ius have tried unsuccessfully to visit the three men held in connec tion with the slaying of Harold J Dreher of Mason City These men are not on exhibi tion Reilly said and I see no reason to permit visitors unless the s or Nazi Plane Lands in by Mistake COPENHAGEN A Gei to man pursuit plane returning its home base with a squadron lost its bearings in a fog Thurs day and landed undamaged o1 Danish soil The plane was con fiscated and its crew interned DEATHS FROM ALCOHOLISM WASHINGTON cen sus bureau reported that deaths from alcoholism in Iowa totaled 48 in 1936 or 02 per cent of the total deaths in the state Note Stating She Had Been Persecuted PHOENIX Ariz by a strange hospital escape au thorities widened a search Thurs day for Winnie Ruth Judd insane s bodies she cut up and stuffed into trunks Describing herself as perse cuted and desperate to seemy father in a letter she addressed to Gov Bob Jones Mrs Judd Hed late Tuesday night from the Arizona slate hospital here where she was committed as mentally unbalanced after twice being condemned to hang The slim goldenhaired slayer who shipped the trunks contain ing the bodies Agnes Ann Le Roi and Hedvig Samuelson young nurses to Los Angeles was ar rested in Pasadena Cal Oct 24 1931 She was gone from the hospital almost 12 hours before attendants discovered her absence because she had fashioned a dummy figure in her bed to make them believe she was sleeping From the hospital she went to the home of her parents the Rev and Mrs H J McKinnell spent about 10 or 15 minutes there then disappeared Her aged father was reported near death Mrs McKinnell delivered to Governor Jones a letter from Mrs Judd in which the slayer contend ed Dr Louis J Saxe hospital su perintendent and his staff per secuted her I am desperate o see my father she wrote I am going io see him tonight then some how see my husband and I will surrender to you on condition you promise me Dr Saxe will be forced to leave me alone I will not run away I do not want my freedom illegal Her husband Dr William C Judd is a patient at a veterans hospital in West Los Angeles Britain Partly Excuses Red Share in Polish Partition j CAA UJL THANK GOD YOU Will BattleNazis to Finish Halifax bays Rus ARE AMERICAN SAYS PARA01SE EuropeBorn Chieftain of Iowa Legion Lauds Citizenship Privilege By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE with a dramatic earnestness a young man of Greek ancestrv born on the island of Crete told Wednes day night of the precious privilege of being an American citizen He spoke as one who had not always enjoyed hat precious free dom which is his in Americaa freedom which exists no place else in the world today His audience made up of American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members comfortably filled the sizable main auditorium of the C K Preus gymnasium on historic Luther college campus The speaker was George Para dise of Siouv City department commander of the American Le Eion in Iowa and he was address ing the final session of sn allday conference of fourth district service men and their Auxiliary High compliment was paid by Commander Paradise to Luther college as an institution which now as always teaches the true Americanism In this connection he drew effectively on his per sonal observations while visiting the college during the day He ex pressed special appeciation for the of venerable GarlotSperatiassdirectbr iLuthercollege bandrinaifework renowned by him Mr Paradise in glorifying the privilege of Americanism harked back to the days of his boyhooc when his family had to practice their religious vows in a cland estine manner to escape the hand of government oppression In scathing terms he referred to the rich New York woman who recently put up bail money for Earl Browder communist leader in America and to Bar bara Hutton who recently came back to America following her prolonged series of hunts for titled husbands in Europe The Dies committee set up by congress for a study of unAmeri can activities at the insistence o the American Legion has mon than justified itself the Sioux City lawyer maintained and should be continued Opposition to the Ludlou amendment which would The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy occa sional rain in southeast and ex treme east Thursday night and extreme cast portion Friday somewhat cooler in north and extreme west portions Thursday night and in southeast and ex treme cast portions Friday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday somewhat colder in north and east portions Thursday night and extreme east portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum 61 Minimum Wednesday night 47 At 8 a m Thursday lg YEAR AGO Maximum TI Minimum 44 Commander Paradise Ours he said is a represen tative democracy We elect con gressmen to study the problems of government and reach sound cle cSions for us When and if they can t do this on any question en LOOK INSIDE FOR RUBY HEELER Shes Determined to Get Divorce Says Al PAGE 2 Trojans Mohawks Set for Old Grid Foemen PAGE 15 Schedule Extension Conference at I S C than widows and orphans ant Mrs M Myrtdn Skelley depart ment secretary announced tha Rockfords unit the Auxiliary had been the first in Iowa to mee its 193940 membership quota The banquet program was pre sided over by Dr C K Peck De corah post commander Clarenci Moser of Strawberry Point dis trict commander and Mrs Thoma Tracey of Manchester distric Auxiliary president The addresses of welcome were by Dr Peck Mrs Olat Hanson and Mayor George Baker with the responses by Harold Gaunit of Lansing past district com mander nnd Mrs Elmer Fye o Cresco district Auxiliary vici president Music was provided by the fa mous Luther college band and the prizewinning Waulcon Auxiliary trio which with a presentation o Irving get trusted lo them weshould some new congressmen Enactment of the Ludlow amendment would make America impotent in world affairs and in vite war the speaker asserted Thank God youre an Ameri can and let us in the Legion and Auxiliary highly resolve lo be worthy of our precious Hbpr t i e s Commander Paradise urged Frank Miles Town Legionaire editor speaking earlier on the program vigorously demanded that United States avoid involve ment in another European war He proposed a bull pen for the Fritz Kuhns and Enrl Browders who seek to spread their nnzi istic and communistic poison in And for the allies lie suggested this procedure Let us tell John Bull weve had all the bull from him that we need Let us say to France La fayette have been there Mrs John Sawyer of Winterset department president spoke most graciously and effectively on the symbolism of the American Le gion Auxiliarys star Each point she said has its special meaning and significance and the whole is desiened to shed a beneficent litht on American citizenship of today and the future Grace Gilbert King of West Union referred to by another speaker as the Auxiliarys Queen of Hearts captivated the crowd with a brief account of the na tional convention held in Sep tember in Chicago Deiwrtment Adjutant R T Laird of Algona spoke of the ex tension of benefits to the depend ents of deceased veterans other for Commander Paradises im pressive tribute to Americanism A feature of the banquet pro gram was a fnrmal presenfation of a past district commanders emblem to K C Patrick of Mason City Thomas II Tracey of Man chester a past district commander himself but now serving as de partment vice commander was in charge of the ceremony The Auxiliarys program lia got under way at 10 oclock in th morning at the Elks home and the days program included talk or reports by Mrs T H Trace1 Mrs Burr Michel Mrs Ole Nel son Mrs H C Patrick Mrs J F Loeck Mrs Elmer Fye Mrs Rai Blankenheim Mrs J W James Mrs Olaf Hanson the departmen president the department secrc tary Mrs T A King and Mrs George Quanclt On the afternoon program o he Legion the following too part Tile Rev Paul La Valetti G W Hunt Roy Schrack Dav R Roberts Dr O H Bnnton Frank Tceling G Chizck George Reynolds William B Nu gent Frank Miles R J Laird and Thomas H Tracey Says Russia Acted Only After Germany Set Example LONDON British fovernment partly excused Rus ias share in the partition of Po und Thursday as it was pressed in iolh houses of parliament to seek nee more Russian friendship for he BritishFrench alliance Foreign Secretary Lord Hali fax declared that Russia had oc cupied eastern Poland only aft er Germany had set the exam ple and that the new frontier thereby established was sub stantially the boundary rec ommended by a British delegate at the time of the Versailles conference While Halifax was speaking in he upper house Prime Ministei Chamberlain was declaring in commons that Britain was ready o cope with Germanys fight to he finish Lord Halifax said Britains 3ledge to Poland had been only to provide against the case of aggression by Germany thougl le admitted it is quite true tha t makes no difference to the Poles whether they are invaaec from the east or west Lord Halifax spoke as Primx Minister Chamberlain addressing 1he house of commons accusec Germany of inviting soviet Rus sia to join a crusade against the British empire The foreign secretary said the possibility of new trade agreements with Russia was be ing examined and declared that despite professions of soviet economic solidarity with Ger many Russia how appeared Trilling to all the belligerents The prime minister giving his eighth weekly warreport to the house of commons replied direct ly fo the Danzig declaration of German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop that Germany would make a finish fight There can be but one reply said Chamberlain and we are prepared to give it Chamberlain said it seems now to have become the rule for mer chant ships to be sunk without warning but declared enemy submarines were being destroyed at a sufficiently high rate to give Britain confidence their menace eventually would be halt ed He referred to the Danzig speech Tuesday of German Foreign Min ister von Ribbentrop Ribbentrop has announced an intention of seeing the struggle through with all their Ger manys energy and strength Chamberlain said X If that is indeed their deci sion there can be but one reply and we are prepared to give it ORDERSRHODES TO GALLOWS IN WIFES SLAVING Previous Decision on Opinion Held by Juror Reversed by Court DES MOINES H Rhodes of Iowa City will die on the gallows after all for the 1937 dynamite slaying of his wife Mabel unless Gov George A Wil son grants him executive clemency ir the Iowa supreme court again nterferes The Iowa supreme court re versed itself Thursday thereby reestablishing the death pen alty in a Gto3 decision Last November the Jiiffh tribunal granted a new trial to the last of five clcatli row prisoners in the Furl Madison penitentiary The court at that time held one of the jurors in the Johnson county case had expressed an opinion in the slaying before the trial was held The stale immediately asked foe a rehearing Thursdays decision Rhodes Washing Windows Says He Still Has Hopes FORT MADISON am terribly disappointed I still have hopes Walter H Rhodes ssid in the state penitentiary death row here Thursday when War den Glenn C Hayiies told him the Iowa supreme court had reversed its decision granting him a new trial Rhodes was washing windows in the cell block when the war den brought him the news The prisoner was Immediate ly returned to Ws cell withdrawing the previous opiriioH in vncnnntrn in1 NY Fair Blamed for Higher Prison Costs SYRACUSE N Y New York world fair was blamed for higher operating costs at Onondnga county penitentiary Supt Herbert H Paddock ex plained the institution housed a record number of inmates the past six months due to the arrest of transients enroute to the fair IOWAN HANGS SELF BREDA Iowa Wcg man 37 farmer committed iiii cidc by hanging himself at his home Coroner A F Smith report ed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW Soviet Rus sia protests against British contraband list City of Flint held pending pre cise verification of cargo German prize cruw re leased hint American ship will be taken to Germany as war prize i n n i s h delegates return from Mos cow with new proposals which Finns indicate still arc not totally acceptable LONDON ob jections raise vital issues on contraband British list shipping losses as 399319 tons since war started QUEBEC par ty wins Quebec election ousting Premier Duplessis who criticized Ottawa war expenditures PARIS Western front as French report signs of German prepara tions for offensive o was in response to the states re hearing petition Rhodes has 30 days in which lo file notice of intention to seek a further rehearing and another 30 days in which to file the rehearing petition Mr Zeiiishck the juror testified that he knew that there was a presumption hat the appellant was innocent the opinion said It docs not appear thai he had a conviction that ihe appellant was euilty or that he believed that what he read in the newspapers was true He stated he did not know whether what he had read or heard was true or not A person is qualified to act as a juror when it is apparent from his entire examination that not withstanding his present know ledge of the facts or any opinion he may have formed therefrom he can try the cnse fairly and impar tially on the evidence alone If the supreme court takes no further action in the case Gov George A Wilson will set a dale for carrying out the clealh penalty V H All four Rhodes death row companions have been executed In vieur of our prior we hold that the trial court did not nbuse its discretion in holding that Juror Zenishek had not formed such an opinion as lo the guilt the appellant that would present him from rendering a true verdict on the evidence ted the opinion said Finding RHODES to ;