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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1939, Mason City, Iowa OES OF KOINES u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KBHS2S233SE VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS GETTING READY It will soon be tune for goblins and ghosts and at least two Mason City girls shown below are not goingto be caught unprepared for lie Tuesday evening fun June Lamb left is the daughter of Mr and airs II H Lamb 421 Third street southwest and her companion is Evelyn Kueck daughter of Mr and airs H A Kueck Ii06 Sixth street southwest The fellow in the middle He wasnt identified Lock photo Kay enay engraving Boom for Garner In Texas clown br the Bio Grande Theres plenty of wort for a oofl cow hand Theres milk and honey and hot tamales Antl the swrelest liunch or Ofay rolltcs The sky is witlc and high and blue And you say to lransers Theres room to breathe or to bet a slack Theres Ine blue bonnet firls and theres Cactus Jack By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist and Cactus Jack Garner is going in a big way after next years democratic presiden tial nomipation There was talk in Washington for a while to the effect that the new deal John L Lewis and the war had somewhat deflated his boomBut be lieve me if it really was de flated at all it shows plenty of signs now of JOHN GARNER Jacks friends certainly have been making the welkin ring for him of late The above little gem of poesy is the initial stanza of a song written for him by Jack Foy and Rex Lampman Garnerites literally are hollering it all over the capital and I suppose down in the Lone Star state maybe elsewhere The chorus goes like this Cactus Jack hes aridin slraijht rid nf slraight Inr the while house rate Don I look away dont look away yon cant look away from Texas Jacks biography is out too a handsome volume by Marquis James The song is entitled Cactus Jack The biography is called Mr Garner of Texas Bound to Run A Texan who speaks with a lot of authority told me Regardless of Frajiklin D Roosevelt regardless of Jim Farley regardless of the war regardless ofPaul V McNutt regardless of anything and everything Garner is ffoing to fight for that nomination As to MciVutt we dont be lieve that hes getting anywhere We dont even believe that the presidents very strong for htm otherwise why has he transformed him into n bureaucrat Secretary Hull probably stands a better chance than McNutt does but Hull hasnt the appealingly popu lar personality that Garners got Throughout his whole career Jack always has been tops He was tops as a committee member in the house of representatives His side was in a minority but he was tops just the same Next he vvas tops as the minoritys leader in the lower house He stood out as the majority leader himself riidnt When the democrats be came the majority parly he was tlieir immediate choice for the spcakcrship He was so tops as speaker that the vice presidency was handed to him on a silver platter But said everybody as he was sworn in to preside over the senates doings he cant stay tops on that job Its traditional that the v ps got no more influence thanavTexasjackrabbit Teddy and Dawes Youll recall continued my informant that Teddy Roosevelt tried to be tops when he was v p and the senate only laughed at him He got into the white house by accident but he cut no ice as v p Hell n Maria Dawes under took to be a senatorial tops fell asleep at the switch and never was heard of again not after the country was done making fun of him But lias Jack Garner turned out to be tops Why he not only runs the senate voteless as lie is He heeps on dominating he house of representatives where he came from The new deal doesnt like him very well but has to listen to him And mark you concluded my acquaintance hes out for that 1940 nomination on his own ac count He isnt a stalking horse for anybody MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 30 1939 MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 18 Bridges Plans Bill to End Holiday Confusion WASHINGTON w senator Bridges RN H is going to ask congress to end all this confusion about Thanksgiving day created by President Roosevelt He is drafting a bill he said Monday to make the last Thursday of No vember a public holiday that is standardized throughout the United States NORTH IOWA REPORTS SNOW Half Inch Recorded at Cresco Fair and Warmer Are Predicted DES M01NES fell Monday morning in Charles City Marshalltown Iowa Falls Mason City Cresco and some other nor thern and eastern Iowa points but the weather bureau promised fair and warmer weather for Tuesday The bureau said precip itation amounts throughout the state were light the heaviest be ing in the northeastern portion Cresco reported half an inch The snow fall was the first re ported this month the bureau said but not the first of the sea son measurable amounts falling during September Temperatures stood Monday morning at seven degrees below normal or 11 degrees cooler than Sunday morning the bureau said after dropping to a low of 27 de grees Sunday night at Sioux City Burlington reported the states maximum reading Sunday 55 de gree Skies were cloudy over all but the extreme southwestern section oC Monday morning the bu reau said DESCRIBE USSHIP SEIZURE PREDICT BRISK DAY FOR STATE NUBBIN DERBY Henry Peterson Will Try to Regain Crown in Fairfield Contest FAIRFIELD clear weather was forecast for the 1939 Iowa cornhusking finals Tuesday in which big Henry Peterson 41 year old Callendei Iowa farmer will to retain his crown in a field 19 starters E McWilUams general chairman of the annual nubbin derby to be staged on the John Jcnks farm northeast of here said arrangements had been made to accommodate a crowd of 40000 spectators No admis sion is charged The strong field of entrants will include two former state cham pions Lee Stodgell of Morning Sun and Clyde Tague of Pleasant Valley Stodgcl a 43 year old veteran who uses a mechanical picker to harvest his crop and husks for the Husking Contest Will Be on KGLO A staff of KGLO engineers and announcers left Monday for Fairfield where on Tuesday they will broadcast the cornhusking contest from until 1 p m The KGLO mobile unit will supply the broadcast for KGLO WOI and WSUI sport it won the title in 1934 1937 Tague won the crown in The 80 minute contest will set under way at II a m with Mark G Thornburg state sec retary of agriculture as official starter Seven other entrants in this years derby also are veterans of former state finals They are Er nest Jensen of Harian Milton Kmtzle ot Bernard Alvin Roberts of Atalissa Elclred Stallman of Fanfax George Steffens of Wiola Ray Wilson of Webster City and Kenneth Wedemeyer of Adair Jenks said the contest field would yield 100 bushels an acre The champion and runnerup will represent Iowa in the national derby near Lawrence Kans Fri day The additional finalists follow iuigene Crouse of Conrad Wood row Dietrich of Monroe Earl Jus tice of Manilla replaces Hay And regg of Moneta previously an nounced as starter but officials Had computed score incorrectly Louis Kelly of Hinton M Pommer of Perry Albert Prit ehard of Altoona Orville Radke of Alia Arthur Raisch Geneva and Alan Skow of Rutland PENOERGASflS AGAIN INDICTED Charged With Bribery in Probe of Insurance Rate Case in Missouri KANSAS CITY Pen dergast onetime boss of the Kan sas City democratic machine and R Emmett OMalley former state insurance superintendent were named Monday in indictments re turned by a county grand jury in vestigating settlement of the Mis souri fire insurance rate case The county jury indicted Pcn dergast for bribery in connection with settlement of the 50000000 lire insurance rate case OMal ley vvas charged with accepting a bribe in connection with the com promise Both now are in Leavenworlh penitentiary serving sentences for federal income tax evasion PLAN SADIE HAWKINS DAY ELKADER Hawk ins Day will be celebrated here Tuesday evening by the Elkader Junior college and public school in combination with a Halloween party By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON raid warnings sound in London and East Kent but no raid ers appear opposition to voice grievances in parlia ment of Flint apparently heading from Murmansk toward German port with German prize crew in command PARIS Deputy warns France against depending on American war supplies western front quiet BUDAPEST South eastern Europe watches supreme soviet session Tuesday for clue to Rus sias policy GENEVA trial presses Swiss campaign against espionage The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday rising temperature Tuesday and in extreme west late Monday night anNNESOTA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly wanner Inextreme west Monday night and southeast Tuesday IOWA SHIPPERS FORE CAST Monday niffhf northern half 25 southwest Z5 south east 32 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 49 Minimum Sunday night 30 At 8 a m Monday 31 Prccip rain and snow 40 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 34 Tlie figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 42 Minimum in night 38 At 8 a m Sunday 3fl Precipitation 92 YEAR AGO Maximum GO Minimum 35 LOOK INSIDE FOR ARCHBISHOP BECKHIAN Beckman Criticizes Senate on Embargo TURN TO PAGE 2 Sale Plans Set for New Gymnasium Opening PAGE 9 Homecoming Planned at Grinnell Nov 4 PAGE 8 IN STRATEGY OF HOUSE LEADERS Representative Fish Objects to No Change in Senates Measure WASH NGTOIV ffi Repre sentative Fish R N Y de clared in the rules committee Monday that procedure under which the democratic leadership proposes to bring up neutrality legislation in the house was a most vicious weve eier had in this congress Fishs charge was disputed by Chairman Sabath D 111 of the rules committee who said he was getting fed up on this political buncombe Fish countered that unless the procedure were liberalized that he thought the house itself would beat the rule and open up the senateapproved neutrality meas ure to house amendments The house leadership has asked the committee for a rule which would provide that the bill which substitutes a cash and carry plaji for the present arms embargo be sent to a joint senatehouse committee to compose differences between the two chambers The house approved a neutrality bill in June which provided for only a limited embargo The bill which was fought over for four weeks in the senate was received by the house Monday Leaders were hopeful of a final vote by the end of the week The administration forces confident ofduplicating their senate VicTofy for enibarpo re peal and a cash and carrv trade program wanted to pre vent amendments beinff offered from the floor They insisted that the house vote on the original senate bill But Representative Fish R N Y leader of the antirepeal bloc contended that the house had a right to alter the measure as it saw fit He served notice that lie not only would fight in the rules committee for that privilege but also would seek at least three days of house debate Repeal chief tains tentatively suggested two days Although administration lieu tenants claimed victory by at least 30 votes Fish disputed this state ment and estimated the margin for either side at less than 10 votes House consideration of the bill was complicated by an intricate parliamentary situation The rea son was this Last summer he house passed its own neutrality bill contain in a modified arms embargo It would permit the sale of such implements of war as air planes but would bar sale of arms and ammunition o bellig erents At present implements of war also arc banned When President Roosevelt called congress into special session last month the senate wrote an entire ly new measure Whenever the two chambers approve varying bills the usual procedure is appointment of a joint senatehouse commit tee which seeks a compromise May Build Munitions Plant at St Joseph ST JOSEPH Mo St Joseph Gazette says business leaders have learned from author itative sources the war depart ment may construct a S10000000 munitions factory near here The paper said the plant would be one of 20 inland factories for makin munitions English Trawler Is Sunk Crew Lands GRIMSBY Eng UR The Crimsby trawler Lynx 250 tons was sunk by enemy action in tht North sea Monday Ten member of the crew landed i itland gaping hole in the ground bits of dynamite wrapping paper a dis charged rifle shell and blood stained fragments of clothing told the story Monday of the tragic hunting trip of five little boys who set out after rabbits in the mills of this southwestern Wyom ing mining area ffimfeg Trip Who Seven year old David Chamber lain Don Cooper 8 nine year old Gordon Grant and his brother ODea 11 and Valentino Herrero of them schoolboys in Rock were so disap pointed when they failed to find rabbits late Sunday they erected the dynamite as a target upon which to improve their aims They shot into it The resulting explosion blew them to ing parts of their bodies 150 feet away Authorities were forced to the orize as to the cause of the blast There were no witnesses Near the scene they found a discharged shell from a 22 caliber rifle which one of the youths was carrying They also found a piece of dyna Confesses Plane Murder Ernest Plctch riKhf barnstorming aviator is shown in the custody of W A Howard Indiana state highway policeman in Indianapolis after he was arrested in Bloominston Ind following a forced landing Pletch was held for Missouri authorities who wished to question him in connection with the death of Carl Bivens a flying One of 3 Counties to Try Pletch in Airplane Murder Confession Is Made to Fantastic Kidnap Slaying of Bivens CHERRY BOX Mo est Pleleh 2f whose insatiable urge to fly apparently caused him to murder in midair chooses Mon day the prosecutor who will de mand his execution One of three Missouri counties will prosecute him and only Pletch can determine the decision He was to be asked Monday at exactly what point in his wild Friday evening airplane flight from Brookfield he put two pistol bullets through the head of Carl Bivens whom he was holding pris oner in Bivens small yellow mono plane w He had confessed Saturday night to the fantastic kidnap murdcr of Bivens Brookfield flyinff instructor He said in the confession that the murder was self defense while the plane plunged uncontrolled toward carlli over iUacim enmity just across the Linn county line from Brookfielil But Capt W J Ramsey of the state highway patrol who brought him back early Monday morning Indianapo lis was not satisfied and said that after the inquest here Pletch would be pressed to tell the truth Bivens died some time after the tiny sport plane ho piloted and in which Pletch occupied the rear seat took off from Brookfield about 4 p m Friday He died be fore Pletch brought it clown in a pasture near here nn hour Inter The plane had flownout of Linn county across Macon county to land here in Shelby county where Pletch disposed of Kevins body Linn County Prosecutor G Uerk Green certain Pletch held his 32 caliber automatic to the back ot Bivens head and pulled the trigger twice shortly after the takeoff filed murder kid napinp and plane stealing charges Macon Comity Prosecutor Vin cent Moody holding Pletchs con fession authentic as to the murder mite paper which looked as though it had beea pierced by a bullet During their tramp through the hills honeycombed with coal mines the boys must have found a bundle of when they failed to get any rabbits they must have thought it wa a good idea to take a shot ut that bundle undoubtedly from close range Sheriff M J Dankowski said location claimed jurisdiction ant filed murder charges Shelby County Attorney Fred Bollow also filed murder charges because Bivens body was founc in his county Anger among Brookfields 7000 residents rtict not abate Monday and Pletch was being kept in Macons modern concrete and stee jail 33 miles from the railroad di vision town where Bivens was a popular auto mechanic and flying instructor Bring that boy here and Im nfraid they wont need any trial Brookfields night police chief Clyde Cassidy said but a state ment early Monday from Mrs Etta Bivens widow of the flyer was expected to have a quietim effect Take good care of that fellnv she said I want him handled by the law so he can never do any harm to anybody else But I do not want n mob to get him or any lynching DESTROYED BY FIRE FAIRFIELD P E Hyde family narrowly escape death when their farm home fiv miles northeast of here was des troyed by fire Mrs Hyde awak ened by smoke aroused her fam ily who fled in their night cloth ing YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT Its Departments Their Functions TCRV TO PAGE 10 OF TO DAYS PAPER FOR AN OTHER OF THF SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE GOVERN lUENT OF THEN FOL LOW THEM EACH MONDAY in the Mason City GlobeGazette REPORTTHREAT MADE TO SINK CITY OF FLINT Survivors Rescued by Americans Say Nazis Surprised by War LONDON of the lerman prize crew which captured he American steamer City of lint threatened to sink it if the American crew tried to make rouble survivors from the British teamer Stonegate said Monday The Stonegale was shelled and link by the German pocket bat leship Deutschland just before the Tly of Flint was halted by the A prize crew of 30 to 40 men armed with revolvers and land grenades was put aboard the ity of Flint which is now pre sumably trying to sneak through he allied blockade to a German 50rt Nazi seamen aboard the Deutschland were amazed when Hie European war broke out the Stonciratc survivors said When we were transferred from the Deufschland to the City ol Flint vre were guarded by men armed with revolvers and hand grenades said the Stonegate sur vivors who were landed from Tromso Norway at a port on he northeast coast of England Monday We heard the Germans tell the crew of the City of Flint that if tljey tried anything their ship would be sunk City of Flint Plays HideandSeek BERLIN American freighter City of Flint was the quarry Monday in a grim game of hideandseek somewhere in the north Atlantic Unofficial German sources said the United States government owned vessel still was in the hands of a German prize crew and attempting to dodge the Brit ish blockade on a run from Mur mansk Russia to a German port But officials said that until the City of Flint docks there will be io information about this ship The American crew which was taken to the soviet Russian Arctic port with the City of Flint after its capture in the Atlantic was said probably to he still aboard but as passen gers without any responsibil ity for navigatingher Beyond disclosure that the ship had left Murmansk authorities regarded information concerning her as a military secret and took the view that precise information on when she left or her present whereabouts might invite a Brit ish attempt to capture her Hints were dropped of an in tensified German submarine cam paign against British sea com merce Give England a taste of what a blockade means was a phrase uttered in naval circles and ap pearing in the press Enthusiasm over the successes so far in eight weeks of sub marine war has led many Ger mans o the conclusion that nari undersea raiders have discov ered the weakest spot in Brit ains that this is the spot to hit hardest Adolf Hitler newspaper the Voelkischer Beobichter encour aged this view and supported in tensification the submarine warfare by describing the treat ment allegedly accorded the cap tains of German vessels which have been seized by the British The newspaper charged that the captain and crew of the Poseidon a German merchantman stopped by a British warship were threat ened with shooting if they aban doned their vessel The reason for the threat it alleged was that some German captains prefer to set time bombs and flee with their crews in life boats rather than permit their ships to fall into enemy hands 3 Killed as Freight Train Strikes Auto HENRYETTA Okla Iff Three persons were killed and one seriously injured late Sunday night as a 1ast freight crashed into an automobile at the north out skirts of Hcnryctta 2 PLANES COLLIDE STOCKHOLM Sweden Tiro Swedish rmy planes col lided in the air crashed and ouined Monday One pilot was killed itnd tivo others came town I safely in parachutes ;