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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H isr utu IR T of lone COUP u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 1939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT IlilS PAPER CO NSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j jj j OV u JLCLJiJ OJ 3 J o A SCUT1OKS 1 SECTION ONE N0 16 SEN ATE VOTES REPEAL OF ARMS BAN ROBBER WAVES GUN ESCAPES WITOOOCASH Cashier Bookkeeper Alone in Bank When Daring Raid Is Made BULLETIN police re ported that a speeding Chev rolet car ran through a stop sign at the junction of high ways 9 and 63 near Cresco at p m and was believed to have turned off on a gravel road Officers thought this might be the car of the Mcln tire bank bandit Junction of the highways is about 15 miles east of Mclntire By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE lone goggled bandit held up the Aetna Savings bank of Mclntire Friday morning and escaped with approximately in paper money The bandit dressed in a large sheepskin coat with collar turned up was wearing dark colored driv ing goggles and a cap pulled down over his eyes when he walked into the small bank at 11 a m When R D Williams cashier stepped up to the counter to wait on the supposed customer the man about 40 years old suddenly pulled a gun and in a quiet busi nesslike voice said Believed Seen in Car at Cresco ACTION CLEARS WAY FOR F CASH CARRY The cashier hesitated a moment and the bandit snapped Hurry up Mr Williams then reached into the side drawer scooped out the money and turned it over to the bandit who hurried out of the bank Miss Grace OBrien book keeper and the only other per son in the hank at the time said It all happened so suddenly that we hardly knew what was happening She ivas sitting al her desk five feet from the bandit Shortly before the robbery Mr Mrilliams said he noticed a car with license plates covered going past the bank but he was not sus picious at the lime Immediately after the daring daylight robbery the cashier noti fied Sheriff Charles Kathan of Mitchell county Sheriff Kathan said the bandit headed toward the Minnesota line in a 1938 Chevrolet coach I would have been a fool to refuse the bandits orders Mr Williams stated Especially when he had a gun pointing at my fiicc It was the second time the bank has been robbed In 1926 yeggs blew up the safe during the night and escaped with approximately 55000 The Mclntire robbery was the second bank robbery in Iowa this year Meanwhile Friday afternoon state officials and highway patrol men were throwing a net around the Mclntire vicinity Minnesota police also were on the lookout for the bandit They Faced Gun of Bandit NAZIS START TO 50 Bodies Taken From Nazi HAMBURG WITH Grounded on Kent Coast CITY OF FLINT Whereabouts of U S Crew Not Clear Ship Goes Toward Blockade BERLIN Official advices Top phofo shows Miss Grace OBrien bookkeeper and I n wmi i open drawer in the Aetna Saving bank of Mclntirewlim Mr w casllcr standing beside an i600 and turned it over to a lone bandit Miss OBrien dH r WlIlams iooh approximately reel brhind the couple is the window thrcuch whfch band if hc 10 Lock photos Kay Mclnlire is in the northeast sec tion of Mitchell county about four miles south of the Minnesota state line The population at the last census was listed as 268 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and colder tem perature about or slightly under freezing Friday night Saturday fair rising1 temperature in aft ernoon in west portion IOWA SHIPPERS FORE cast For Friday night north ern half 25 southwest 30 southeast 35 MINNESOTA Fair and cold er moderate freeze in south hard freeze in north portion Friday night Saturday fair rising temperature in afternoon except in extreme southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Thursday 50 Minimum Thursday nishl 34 Al S a m Friday 34 Rain inch YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 29 Hum GOPHER MEET Takes Minnesota Corn Derby Title at Contest Held Near Amboy AMBOY Minn Kuth who entered his iirsi corn husking contest this fall aimed at the national championship Tri ciay after his recordbreaking victory in the slate tournament Hutb won the state title and broke the former record set by Ted Balko in 1935 With the title Huih won a chance to compete in the nation al championships at Lawrence Kans a week from Friday and a cash prize of A light rain that softened the husks mnde the field fast and Huth was only five pounds ahead of Art Johnson the second pince winner in the gross total Huths lead was increased by the judges who made no deductions for husks and took away onlv 27 pounds for gleanings The cham pion picked 2070 pounds Third in the field of 15 was Jasper Lunderberg of Sibley county 2869 bushels and fourth was Rudy Wannarka Rollina Green 2787 A crowd estimated at 10 000 persons jammed Milton Truwes farm near Amboy and dozens of farm women were kept as busy as the huskers feeding the crowd FORMER ICMVANDIES CHICAGO WThc Rev August Frederick Fehlandt 70 pastor of a Green Lake Wis Con gregational church since 1914 and once a pastor in LcMars Iowa died of automobile accident in juries By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CASTEL Pope Pius XII in encyclical asks peace criticizes gov ern m e n t s substituting themselves for God PART report 1500000 nazi troops on western front in jump off spots say large offensive in making Germans say still have City of Flint of Flint leaves Murmansk Russians silent on whether in charge German or American crew r i t a i n opens enlistments to volun teers will decide own future for eign minister declares MADRAS Indian min istry quits in protest against British policy Stork Brings Little Stork to Mr Mrs Stork SPRINGFIELD 111 stork came to the Storks Friday and now they have a little a son born to Mr and Mrs Leo Stork of Springfield IOWA BOY BURNED NEWTON year old Marvin Kumm wns seriously burned 011 the abdomen and legs when gasoline splashed over hi Friday said the steamer City of received here United Slates VJ Flint was being sailed from Mur mansk to Germany under com mand of a prize crew from the German pocket battleship Deutschland The freighter was reported somewhere along the Norwegian coast heading slowly into the Brit ish blockade area The vessel seized as a contra band ship and taken to the Rus sian port of Murmansk above the Arctic circle was released Thurs day night by Soviet Russia Advices reaching Berlin said the Germans lost no time in lifting anchor for Hamburg where a prize court was planned to decide on the fate of the ship and her cargo The whereabouts of the Ameri can crew of the City of Flint still was unclear here officials said they Americans freighter U S AMBASSADOR GAINS INTERVIEW MOSCOW Ambassador Laurence A but German believed the were aboard the Slates Stein hardt finally succeeded late Friday in gaining an interview with a Russian foreign office official in ie vessel City of Flint after earlier attempts to get an appointment had failed The ambassador went to see Vladimir P Potemkin vicecom misaiof foreign affairs shortly before There 6 p was m a m no immediate an nouncement of the result of the interview Although soviet officials had as sured Steinhardt they would give him full information concerning the vessel which was aken to the Russian port of Murmansk under command of a German prize crew and later released he had been unable to learn any more than was in the soviet press DIES FROM INJURIES ALTA Irwin em ployed by the Farm Bureau here died of injuries incurred when he fell on pavement at Wall Lake after apparently fainting His skull was fractured HEADS MISSIONARY SOCIETY PASADENA Cal Thomas Nicholson of Mount Ver non Iowa was reelected presi dent of the Womens Foreign Mis sionary society church Fishermen Recall Gunfire Had Been Heard m Vicinity LONDON 0 bodies were landed Friday from a German submarine which grounded on the dangerous Good win sands off the Kent coast it was understood It is believed that the sub marine might have been disabled by British gun fire several days ago and then drifted on to the sands Bodies of the men aboard it were tiken to Dover Fishermen reported that the greater part of the submarines conning tower projected above water at the southwest end of the sand bank on which it grounded As soon as it was sighted divers and salvage apparatus were sent out in hope that some at least of the crew could be rescued The fishermen recalled that gun tire was heard Wednesday morn ing off Deal They pointed out that the strong currents in those waters might have taken a dis abled submarine on to he Good wins The sighting ot the wrecked submarine came at about the time the air ministry here announced that at least seven of 12 German planes which attacked a British convoy in the North Sea last Sat urday had failed to return to base It might prove the air ministry said that the German loss had been even greater Four German planes were seen to fall into the sea during the fight and the crew of one were rescued Since then have been trai ler another by a British destroy er and a third by a Danish steam ship But such encouraging develop ments as the sinking of the sub marine and the wrecking of nearly GO per cent of the raiding plane force caused no relaxation of the British navys watch in the North Sea and the Atlantic Vigilance was intensified as the result of the disclosure that the formidable German pocket battle ship Deulschland mounting 11 inch guns and heavily armored was at large and sinking merch antmen Report Germany to Launch Large Scale Air Raids on England LONDON reaching the military intelligence of a great foreign power indicated Friday that Germany is about to launch large scale aerial warfare against Britain Intensified air raid would be accompanied by increased submarine attacks on LOOK INSIDE FOR Blames Denial of God ior War Condition PAGE 2 Breather Game Will Be One of U S Best PAGE Plan Road Work in North Iowa Counties PAGE 3 Senators Move With Exceptional Speed on Last Steps of Measure WASHINGTON sen ate voted Friday to repeal the embargo against sale of amis to Europes warring nations The vote was C7 for repeal to 22 against v y The action cleared the way for passage of the administra tion neutrality bill which in addition to emliiiK the embargo also would set up a limited cash and carry system of commerce with belligerents The repeal vote reached on the 20th day of the senates his torymaking neutrality debate came on a proposal by Senator Nye DN Dak to discard the administration measure and sub stitute a bill similar to Lhat of the administration except that it would maintain the existing ban on arms sales Repeal of the embargo was recommended by President Roose velt when lie called congress into special session last month Al lowans Join With Senate Majority WASHINGTON W Iowas two democratic senators Clyde L Herring and Guy M Gillette joined the majority in voting against the Nye substitute neu trality measure in the senate Friday The senate thus voiced its approval of arms embargo the British fleet merchant marine and North Sea convoys The same source said thil Ger many shortly would raid England by nir nt least 10 times a day Aft er November the weather would inike such a program difficult it was pointed out and accordingly the raids were expected to start soon Objectives of the German nir force it was said would be the Bosylh and Scapa Flow naval bases Liverpool Newcastle and naval and military arsenals in cluding Woolwich neir London Parley Held Here roblems of roDlcms hpowp in hc Central Iowa dis the Iowa Press association assembled Friday in Hotel Han ford for the annual district meeting with Ieon S Barnes of X president of the association presiding Various pr weekly newspapers were discussed at the meeting pr vnn J 5 attcnainK were Mr and Mrs Leon Barnes Xorth Rcnortcr S n B0tc Bugle J Sheldon Thomas Cvs r Garner G Lake Mills V Williams Garner Edgar Inlay Lakota J H Dclveau Iowa Record A B Mahnkc Iowa Recorder Hex I though it was but one of his rec ommendations for revising the neutrality law it immediately be came the crux of theentire for cign policy fight iti he senate All sides agreed the effect of rcjieal would he to give aid to England and France in their war with Germany hut many repeal proponents arjjucd the present embargo is unneutral Opponents of repeal on the oth er liana argued that action would lie unneutral Driving toward passage of ibe administrations neutrality bill by nightfall an overwhelming sen ate majority turned aside Thurs day an amendment to ban armed merchant vessels and submarines of belligerent nations from United States ports The proposal by Senator Clark lost out 65 to 2C the haexy preponderance of votes which supported the administra tion being in line with voting on other controverted amendments earlier in the week The clay the twentieth of senate debate and events moved nt what was for the senate extra ordinary speed as a result of nix agreement nbliincd by Democratic Lender Bnrklry Thursday night that io senator should speak more than 20 minutes on an amendment Administration leaders predicted final passage of the with its provision for repealing the arms embargo late in the diiy On the house side it was learned tiial leaders at a meeting Thursday night tenta tively agreed on procedure bv which they hope to get final congressional action on the bill a week from Saturday nicht The senate a neutrality bJil having been passed by trie house last is slated to be called up in the house Tuesday ISarkley conferred with ad ministration lieutenants Thurs day night and reported after ward that more than 65 of the 36 senators would vote for the neutrality bill V The foes conceded defeat but said that their fight had not been m vain They expressed hope that the cnnc debate had stiffened opposition forces in the house whicn will consider the bill next week I certainly think the fight has slowed up the war fever said Senator Clark have won a great moral victory Clark a leading opponent of repeal asserted the senate de bnte hod made it absolutely clear that European countries could not expect the United MUCS to participate again in a European conflict In this connection adminis tration senators contended that their position had been strengthened by I re si dent ;