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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1939, Mason City, Iowa IOWAS OntariULY RARER FOR THE HOMS ilyclac ceive police Bown ft HARLON E ft HIST A A OF IOWA 5 tn f s coy P THE KEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY7IQWA THURSDAY SEPTOMBBP 7 TWS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS sECTtoi w N0 285 BRITISH TROOPS JOIN FRENCH INSURANCE MEN MEET HERE FOR STATE SESSION Education in Insurance Is Presented to 250 Delegates at Meeting PICTURE ON PAGE 16 An education in insurance was presented to approximately 250 agents during the Thursday after noon session of the first full day of the 33rd annual state conven tion of the Iowa Association of In surance Agents being held in the Hotel Hanfoad in Mason City T Y Beams of New York ex plained the changes in automobile liability in his talk on Recent Casualty Development He pointed out that policies have been extended to include trailer acci dents and persons are now insured while driving another car V The Trend of the CoOpera tive Movement in the United States was the topic presented by Walter L Falk of New York He lashed at the direct method of selling insurance which elim inates the middleman and claimed that the coop movement would undermine business C F Liscomb of Duluth Mich member of the executive commit tee of the National Association of Insurance Agents reviewed the Associations with overnment DeanPerry of aiuuivatKius pomted out that when competition was placed on a cheap basis the agent should use service as a method to combat the problem Karl W Fischer Iowa State Safe ty commissioner concluded the afternoon session with greetings from the state commission As State President B C Hop kins of Des Moines rapped the first business session to order ap proximately 145 field and com pany men and about 105 city agents settled down to two days of business spiced with entertain ment and fun Wives of the dele gates had a special program sched uled with entertainment planned at the Mason City Golf and Country club 3 C Arthur Ruhl Davenport chairman of the executive commit tee told the convention that more has been done to benefit the local agent in this state than anyone ever dreamed could be accom plished in a single year when he spoke on What We Have Ac complished Membership has been increased more than 100 per cent in the past year he said adding that he be lieved the increase was the largest ever made by the association or any other state association A membership increase during the last year of more than 100 per cent was reported by President Hopkins As of Aug 31 the mem bership had jumped from 213 a year ago to 468 with at least one representative in every county he raid The president recommended that a full time manager or secre tary be engaged as soon as pos sible to further the aims of the association He also recommended a goal of 600 members by Sent 1 1940 f Too many insurance agents do I not recognize marine business when they see it P J Leen Chi cago told members of the Iowa association Mr Leen is superin tendent of the marine division of the Firemans Fund Insurance company Floaters can be written to cover transportation of goods both domestically and abroad Mr Leen said with coverage and rates less than any other coverage obtain able Marine policies are available for a wide variety of items at low costs he added He concluded by saying thai last year Marine premiums amounted to 580000000 of which was inland marine Mayor Ray E Pauley extended Mason Citys welcome and Harry C Brown of Mason City state vice president responded on be half of the members Dr C E Flynn pastor of the First Metho dist church in Mason City save the invocation President Hopkins appointed the convention committees as follows M Jefferies of Clinton Henry H Willingham of More Germans Pour Into Poland Passin over jandvMarieE Paulson Jtuh or YDavenportiTed of iTJei Moines Dick Bell ofAtlantic ani Howard Knesel of Mason City R Vaughan o Waterloo Sam M Morrison o Iowa City H P Pratt of Siou City Fred S Barlow of Spiri Lake Painter Knox of Counci Bluffs A P Speers of Centeiville and J T Dykehouse of Roc Rapids Attendance J Newton of Council Bluffs T J Bracken of Mason City and H C Burleson of Cedar Rapids Convention delegates arrived early Thursday morning for two Breakfasts at the Hotel Hanford Frank Stauffer of Colfax presided at the rural agents conference sreakfast and Leon Morse of Council Bluffs led the discussion at the local board conference breakfast The insurance men were enter amed Wednesday evening at a smoker in the Hotel Hanford Sergt Leo Allstot presented an exhibition of sharpshooting an a magicians act concluded the program HOG MARKET TAKES SLUMP A jumpy market which boomed up 5145 a hundred pounds to an 5B5a top for hogs at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant Weanesday fell off SI to in a sharp slump Thursday to a top of 5750 An hysterical condition caused by the war in Europe and an ap parent domestic shortage of mar keting were believed to be the causes for toe erratic market Wednesdays advance was wiped out by the Thursday drop with prices returning closer to the normal figures The Weather FORECAST IO W A Showers probable Thursday night or by Friday except generally fair in south east portion Thursday night cooler in northwest Thursday night much cooler Friday or Friday night anjfNESOTA Mostly ctoudy Thursday night and Friday showers probable in cast por tion cooler Thursday night ex cept in extreme southeast cool er in south and castcentral por tions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 99 Minimum Wednesday night 63 At 8 a m Thursday gt The mercury zoomed to the highest mark the year Wcdnes day the previous YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain high being 97 SCORCHING SUN LIFTS MERCURY 97 Is Registered in Mason City Fort Dodge Reports 102 DES MOINES scorching sun burning down through cloud less skies rocketed the mercury to recordshattering 100 degree rughs in Iowa for the second con secutive day Thursday afternoon The mercury stood at 102 de grees at Fort Dodge at p m Other afternoon highs included Marshalltown 100 degrees Wa terloo 09 Des Moines Iowa City and Charles City 98 Dubuque Ottumwa Mason City Muscatine and Burlington 07 Cedar Rapids Keokuk Clinton Spencer and Mt Ayr 96 The heat claimed at least one victim Martm Hanson 54 year old Cedar Rapids construction worker being stricken Wednesday His condition was reported good Thursday Spencer reported clear skies and 10 relief m sight from the heat wave although a cool spell the weather bureau promised for Thursday night or Friday was ex pected to move in over the north west corner of the state Wednesdays 100 degree marks shattered most of the states rec ords for Sept 6 heat and Thurs days readings were expected to do likewise for Sept 7 records The states hot spot Thursday was Logan which reported a 107 degree reading F R SUGGESTS CONGRESS DATE Senator McNary Tells of Telephone Call From President SALEM Ore ff Senator Charles L McNary R senate minority leader said Presi dent Roosevelt telephoned him Thursday suggesting congress meet in special session Sept 18 to consider changes in the neutrality McNary said he agreed to the PifS recluest he do i e o vnat he could to have only neu rahty legislation considered dur ng the session and that the ses dunili the shortest Possible McNary made no comment on us stand on the presidents re quest that all belligerents be per mitted to buy arms and ammuni tion on a cash and carry basis Mclvary pointed out that Sept 18 was only a tentative date for the special session Ships Are Torpedoed LISBON 7242 ton British freighter Manaar hns been sunk by an explosion in Uie At lantic ocean and 29 survivors who reached Lisbon Thursday reportec she was torpedoed Fiftyeight o her crew were reported missing The Netherlands steamer Mars brought the 29 survivors here among them were three wounded The Mars also brought one body The Portuguese liner Carvalho Araujo was reported searching for the missing LONDON ministry of information announced Thursday that the British steamer Royal Sceptre of 4853 tons has been lost after a German submarine at tack LONDpN ministry information announced Thursday that the S S Corinthia was at tacked by a German submarine but managed to reach port un damaged Lloyds lists the CunardWhite Star passenger liner Carinthia and the small cargo steamer Corin thian but no Corinthia The Carinthia sailed for Liv erpool from New York last Sun day NEW YORK United States Lines Thursday received a radio from the Washington which sailed from New York Saturday that she was proceeding to the assistance of the Olivegrove presumably in the vicinity of the English channel Lloyds register gives the Olive grove as owned by the Grove line of Glasgow with its home port as Glasgow The register said it was a 4060tonnage craft built in 1929 The Olivegrove was said to be a freighter Oelwein Student 17 Is Killed in Crash OELWEIN UP Lee Hardman 17 Oelwein high school student was fatally injured Wed nesday when the automobile in which he was riding overturned east of here AWNS PLOWIJsG MATCH Gra won Pilot CHEROKEE Robert ham farmer near here sweepstakes honors in the Rock plowing match here Wed nesday by scoring 90 points to lead a field of 27 contestants He also won the title a year ago Within 20 Miles of Warsaw NAZIS CLAIM TO HAVE OBTAINED DEFENSE PLANS Invaders Create 3 Vises Closing in on Nations Defenders BERLIN As sociated Press was informed officially Thursday that the German army already was Within 20 miles of Warsaw but even this report was de clared piobably already com pletely superseded It was announced officially also that the Polish garrison at Wester platte the Polish military depot in Danzig harbor had surrendered at a m today a in The Poles had been under German air and naval attack since early on the morning of Sept 1 The German supreme command stated that the Westerplatte force Of 120 men fought gallantly for several days but in view of the hopelessness of the situation put it decided the Germans surrender It was authoritatively asserted that the speed with which Ger man armies have been driving through Pound was due to the pl3H of the Poles has fallen into Ger man hands Among the booty found when one Polish division surrendered said a German informant was a strongbox which contained plsTis for Polands defense in detail The Germans were surprised the informant related when the Poles did not later alter their strategy Field Marshal Hermann Wil helm Goering chief of the air force issued an order congratu lating the air force on its victory in the east Talking with military experts one gained the impression that German strategy had created three vises closing in on the Poles First Poznan was encircled so that it now is held by gigantic pincers which cut it off from Gdynia and the south No direct attack except by bombers concentrating on military objectives is being made on War saw but again German troops are trying to create a vise in which they can hold the capital The strategy seems to lie lo cut each of these centers off from supplies hcn close the jaws of the vise in the hope of makimt the enemy capitulate without makingnecessary too much destruction Krakow seems to have fallen by these tactics Not even the Vis tula bridges were destroyed before Krakow was taken The German naval supreme command once again denied that any German craft had anything to do with the sinking of the British liner Athenia Every German naval craft it is pointed out has the strictest or ders to proceed only in accordance with the practices of international aw At Dusseldort and Cologne returning travelers report there lave been several alarms about approaching enemy planes but no planes appeared With Adolf Hitter held up be fore them as a soldiers soldier German troops were spurred to ward swift conclusion of the Polish campaign before any BritishFrench offensive could develop on the western front Berlin received reports that the olish government had moved to Dublin 100 miles southeast of varsaw and military quarters Predicted after the inevitable occupation of Warsaw Lublin oon would be within cannon The German big guns were be ng dragged eastward by caterpil ar trucks Hitler was in the corridor sec or somewhere between Grud iadz and Tuchola Wednesday vhen German troops drove into old time capital in south vestern called Po ands heart War Highlights WESTERN LINES Bv AChCnm AnmYi BK M THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W if British organize offensive for longterm nouncement says Japan does not intend to be involved WASIIINGTONUniled swiftly to stamp out snic lussolini it Germans n Parliament assembles to pass on mont s plan to throw dominions resources behind Britain govern Polish Defenders Rally and Are Fighting Like Lions F ts Prepare for Desperate Struggle at Warsaw If Nazis Continue Gains WARSAW defenders 01 this Polish capital were reportec Thursday to have fallen back to a 30 mile line paralleling the Vis tula river vyhere they rallied and were fighting like lions agains German tank thrusts The defense line ran between Plonsk andPultiisk northwest anc nortneast ofWarsaw respectively About 30 miles of openi countrj and the protecting Vistula rive lay between Warsaw and the in vaders from the north The right wing of the Poles had been hammered back from Ciech anow about 25 miles northwest of Pullusk At one stage of the struggle the Poles were driven from Pultusl and the Germans threatened to turn Hie Polish flank and thrust on to the Vistula and Warsaw Pultusk however was regained in the face of withering German fire A staff officer slightly wounded returned from the balllefront and reported the Poles were staunchly holding the PlonskPuttusk lino heating off repeated German attempts to break through The Poles are fighting like lions he said The officer related that Ger mans with tank vanguards suc ceeded in piercing the line in sev eral places but the defenders out tanked them and smashed the penetrating columns destroying ind capturing a considerable num ber of tanks The officer assured members of us family that the situation was favorable to the Poles for the present and some Poles took heart from memories of Marshal Pil sudskis great counteroffcnsive in Angust 1920 when bolshevist troops were hailed just outside Warsaw and driven back to the east Poles through this miracle might be repeated and women and old men flocked to the churches to pray for it The roles were preparing for a desperate struggle at the very edffe of Warsaw if the battle went against them on the PlonskPultusk line Budapest reported that the Polish radio interrupted a musi cal program to appeal to all War saw citizens to turn out with spades for trenching a last line defense An official radio announcement said Poles shot down six planes attempting a raid on the capital before Thursday mornings as sault German airmen were con centrating on severing communi cations between the Warsaw de fenders and the city they were fighting o hold Exodus of the population from the capital continued There was no panic and many unable to flee the city were continuing about their business hoping for the best Visitor From Iowa Detained by Nazis CHARLES CITY William rrussner who went o Germany in June lo visit relatives has been detained there by the out break of the war Relatives who correspond with him heard from him about two weeks ago Mr Prussncr is a naturalized Ameri can citizen JAPAN WONT ENTER WAR Does Not Intend to Become Involved in Any European Conflict LONDON ministry information announced Thursday that Japan has informed Britain that she does not intend to be in volved in Europes war The ministry said a communi cation has been made to His Maj estys ambassador at Tokio to the effect that the Japanese govern ment docs not intend to be in which has volved in the war broken out in Europe They requested that His Maj estys government should refrain from taking any measures such as might prejudice Japans position in regard to China U S Liner Manhattan Docks With 500 More Than Usual Capacity NEW YORK U S liner Manhattan largest Ameri can ship to dock here since the outbreak of war in Europe ar rived Thursday with 2147 persons aboard nearly 500 more than her usual capacity Among the pass engers were Postmaster General James A Farley and his two chil dren Betty 17 and Anne 14 10 congressmen Grace Moore linger and her husband Valentine Panera Norma Shearer actress ind Elsa Maxwell society hostess LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR GUY At GILLETTE Pledges Support to Roosevelt for Unity PAGE Z Farm Buildings and Contents Destroyed PAGE 12 in Western Conference PAGE 13 ARE ACTIVE TO RELIEVE POLES English Forces Are Expected to Go Into Battle in Few Days BULLETIN PARIS French gen eral staff reported Thursday night that the Germans were rushingup reinforcements tn meet the increasing French at tack on the northern flank of the western front PARIS Brit ish reinforcements movingup the French armies engaged in marked activity Thursday driving spearheads into Ger manys Siegfried line Thursday mornings com munique No 7 from the war ministry indicated the Ger mans are offering stiff resis tance but that the French are pursuing action on the west ern front to relieve Poland from German blows on the eastern front The British expedition ary force which has been in France since early this week is expected to throw its weight into battle within a few days The French and British general staffs have been co ordinating action since the start of the campaign Mon day an announcement dis closed On that day the announcement said Maj Gen Sir Edmund Iron side chief of the British imperial staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Cyril Newall commander of the British air forces conferred with Gen Maurice Gustave Gamelin French supreme commander of land sea and air forces and Gen Joseph Vuillemm chief of staff of the French air forces General Gamelin who is slated to be generalissimo of allied armies was assumed to have consulted the others on plans for joint action A person close to Premier Da laflicr said he makeup of the war government would be an nounced in a day or two The military campaign re mained in the preliminary stage with the no mans land between Frances mnginot line and Ger many s Siegfried line as the main theater of action The Saar basin between the Rhine and the Moselle was the target of the French The best summary of action yet available said that French troops under cover of artillery began the war on Monday by occupying the ground between the maginot line and the frontier Tuesday night they penetrated into German ter ritory at several points Wednesday French forces cleared out several German pockets and machinegun nests to gain a foothold for further thrust Tlie depth of these spearheads varied but they were said to be scattered yl along a 100 mile front The French strategy is under stood to be aimed at breaking several gaps in the Siegfried Unc to permit slashing flank attacks Landing of the British force was disclosed by government sources Thursday The size of the unit whose arrival recalled the first landing of British in France on Aug 16 was not given nor was the portof debarkation But it was the vanguard of an army tlintgovernment sources predicted could give France Mil lions1 of men under British con scription laws contributing in ioniicly stronscr support than in U 1 T Tile government indicated the crossing of the British force was accomplished without difficulty since Britain is much stronger on than Germany Thursday whereas in I9M the German fleet ;