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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1939 TtQS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 287 BESIEGED WARSAW FIGHTS ON GoeringPredicts German Army to Subdue Poland Within Week il At it ii ic AS jc at SAFE CRACKING IS INTERRUPTED BY STORE MAN Chicago Negro Is Sentenced to 15 Years in State Penitentary Addi Ugogo 53 year old Negro pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in the state peniten tiary at Fort Madison by Judge Henry N Graven Saturday in dis trict court here for illegal posses sion of burglar tools and intent to commit a burglary With lightninglike strokes the law completed its action within 24 hours Ugogo was arrested Friday night and bound to the grand jury Saturday morning He pleaded guilty and was sentenced Satur day noon and was enroute to the penitentiary in the afternoon Ugogo who told officers he re sided in Chicago was arrested by police in the basement of the CurrieVan Ness hardware store 20 East State street at oclock Friday night after he had been discovered by George Andrick an employe of the store a few mo ments earlier Returning to work on books Mr Andrick thought he saw a shadow move at the rear of the store bu rather than show any alarm he quietly went abcut his business im mediately calling the policftiy Ugogo who has made a full con fession to police admitted he was interrupted in an attempt to crack one of the safes of the store when Mr Andrick entered the store Ugogo had broken off the dial of the safe on thebalcony with tools he had selected from the store He left the tools in front of the safe when Mr Andrick entered the store When police found Ugogo he was hiding behind the elevator shaft in the basement at the rear of the building According to his confession Ugogo had hidden in this place since early in the afternoon when he entered the store unnoticed He had come to Mason City Thursday according to his confes sion on an M St L freight train and had spent the day in the St L yards He came up town Friday About 8 oclock in the evening he came out hiding and selected the tools with which to break into the safe including a 2 pound hammer a screw driver and a drift punch He selected the safe on the balcony but had broken off only the dial when he was inter rupted He said he hid until the man had gone out of the store and then he went to the basement again The safe he was attempting to open had no money in it accord ing to employes of the store Ugo go had in his possession three boxes of knives when arrested however He admitted having taken the knives from the store Ugogo told police this was his first time in Mason City but local authorities are sending his finger prints to Washington D C and to Des Moines for further identifica tion Poles Bag a German Plane The German swastika shows plainly on the wreckage of this plane shot down in a Warsaw street At the moment it was captured nazi troops were driving closer and closer toward the city This picture was cabled from London to New York WILL RESTORE British Press Says War Will End Only With Hitler Overthrow LONDON The British press discussed possibilities of a German peace proposal Saturday and declared unanimously the BritishFrench war on Germany will cease only with the over throw of Hitler and the restitution of all Polish lands and rights Nazi leaders are basing their war strategy on the belief that if they can overrun Poland they may conclude the conflict by inviting us to accept that situa tion and promising once again perjured already they are they will make no fur ther acts of aggression the Daily Alail said It added the immense mo mentum of the forces we are gath ering will not be stayed by any offer of peace which leaves Hitler in power and Poland in chains Meanwhile Great Britain inten sified her naval offensive and dis closed another aerial propaganda raid aimed at disrupting Ger manys internal economic and political structure At the same time she continued to get troop5 ready to reinforce the French drive on Germanys western front The government announced Fri day night the nation would use its belligerent rights to the full1 to prevent war supplies from reaching Germany It added tha energetic steps are being taken to halt what the communique de scribed as Germanys ruthlesa submarine warfare The ministry of information said Germany obviously hac planned her submarine campaign long before war broke out ant asserted submarine commander apparently had been ordered ou to sink merchantmen on sigh without warning in direct con travention of the rules of subma rine warfare It predicted effects of the Ger man submarine campaign will however decline rapidly as soon as a convoy system is introduced and German submarines at pre ent on the high seas run out of supplies War Highlights Adolf Hitler plansanntexatioiy of territory which was Germanys in 1914 says German spokesman communique reports irst German troops in Warsaw other sweeping German advances enemy planes over northwest Germany cause Berlin air raid warning no bombs reported Goering flays British in speech spe and German broadcasters on Warsaw wave length make conflicting claims to possession of Warsaw announce advance into Warndt forest on Ger manys western front indicating steady progress in Saarland new taxes mposed to bolster French wartime finance reports British tanker Kenncbec tor pedoed but crew of 32 saved Netherlands envoy instructed to take steps because of German aircraft violation of Hollands neutrality ill end only on possible German peace proposals when Poland is conquered Russia strengthens western frontier and rashes supplies to border foreign trade put on cashandcarry basis press unanimous in declaring war wi with overthrow of Hitler and restitution of Poland sp Berlin Confident of Fall of Warsaw in Few Hours Nazis Bewildered by What Turn War Will Take Next in Europe FRENCH CLAIM WARNDT WOODS IN THEIR HANDS Military Experts Do Not Expect Big West Front Battle Soon PARIS The French high command announced Saturday the Warndt forest west of Forbach had fallen almost entirely into the hands of French troops Communique No 11 issued Sat urday morning said Activity in the course of the night by our first line land forces The great forest of Warndt west of Forbach is mostly in our hands It was found filled with evidences of destruction and traps of al sorts Our aviation continues ac tive in support of land forces The communique indicated steady French progress toward Germanys rich Saar basin Forbach is on the northern flank of the French line where tanks and infantry were reported to have reached the Saar river in their advance toward the Sieg fried line That would mean they have penetrated seven to eight miles into German territory The reported capture of Warndt forest tracts further served to straighten the French line which juttedback like a huge knob If 3f A French spokesman pointed out operations on the western front so far fall in the category of preliminary cleaning up of ap proaches to the Siegfried line The official journal informed French civilians they must shoul der heavier burdens to meet war expenses Those younger than 18 or more than 49 years old who h old jobs it announced will have to conri bute four per cent of their in comes to the war budget starting Jan 1 Those between those ages who belong to no military organization will have to pay 15 per cent The decree signed by Premier Daladier and President Albert Le Brun also specified that industrial ADDI UGOGO CROSS INTO BELGIUM LILLE France RJE Large of German soldiers of and Czech origin are numbers Austrian crossing the frontier into Belgium despite strong border guards was learned Saturday Crowded Italian Liner Rex Sails for NY NAPLES Italy liner Rex crowded with Americans re turning from war ridden countries sailed for New York Saturday SHOULD DESTROY WEEDS DES MOINES attor ney generals office ruled in an opinion that it is the duty of the state highway commission to de stroy all noxious weeds on pri mary road right of way The opin ion was requested after a discus sion among state officials concern ing complaints about weeds along the roads BERLIN unexplained air raid alarm the first of the war roused Berlin before dawn Sat urday while the capital waited for final word that Warsaw had fallen to the German army Berlin was jubilant over the su preme high command announce ment that German armored cars had forced entry of the Polish cap ital But there also were vague re ports of hard lighting for posses sion of the city and confusing broadcasts which indicated the Germans were in possession of some Warsaw radio stations while Poles still held others There was confidence here nev ertheless the fall of Warsaw was inevitable within a few hours With the German army appar ently overrunning Poland many Germans expected the eastern campaign to turn quickly into real blitzkrieg lightning war and reach a climax ever faster than nazi strategists have calculated Large sections of Poland it was acknowledged still are unoc cupied but a spearhead was be ing driven at Warsaw to effect a rapid demoralization and if pos sible swift Polish surrender In the south an army command communique said the Wisloka river was crossed and Dembica reached At Sagmo it said a crossing of the Dunajec river was forced and the eastern bank of the Vistula was reached near San domierz Best available information in dicated Lodz between Berlin and Warsaw still was unoccupied Bu Germans said the thrust at the Polish capital was so efficient an well organized there was no dan ger of a successful flank attack on the long nrzi lines They saic such spots as Lodz could be wiped up later with little trouble The average German still was in the dark on what was happen ing in the west and there was growing popular bewilderment on vhat turn this war could take next There were accounts of a few British freighters sunk and some scattering of pamphlets from the air by British But reports of serious developments in the west were lacking Winner of Essay Contest Will Get Free Poland Trip NEW YORK Fifteen thou sand persons submitted essays on What I Would Like to See in Poland in a New York worlds fair contest The first free trip to Poland The Polish state railways con test sponsors said the award would be made despite the war The winner still unannounced will have two years to collect and commercial profits and pro fessional incomes be taxed 15 per cent begining Oct 1 Retreating German soldiers The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday cooler Saturday night and in central and cast portions Sunday MINNESOTA Mostly unset tled cooler Saturday night Sun day generally fair and cooler possibly light frost in northwest Saturday nipht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 73 Minimum Friday night 56 At 8 a m Saturday 59 Rain 66 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 70 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period blasted railroad pontoon bridges across a narrow stream winding north and west from France and emptying into the Moselle river near the German city of Trier where the French expect to meet the main German fortifications German reinforcements are mov ing up French air observers re ported However military experts did not expect a major conflict to develop in this region for sev eral days because of the diffi cult terrain and the necessity of keeping French flanks protected through the forested hilly coun try The rich Saar basin lies in the path of the French advance Dispatches have reported Ger man civilians are leaving towns in the Moselle and the Saar river regions The French strategy in moving toward the Siegfried line on the left obviates any military hazard the Rhine frontier presents from Lauterbourg south to Switzerland Radio Says Bombings Constant BUDAPEST The Waisaw radio Saturday night announced at p m a m C S T that al though the Polish capital was under constant bombing we will not yield We will hold out to the very last said the broadcast After broadcasting suc cessive air raid with the wail of sirens plainly audible the War saw radio appealed for all railway workers to report immediately to repair dam aged tracks around the cap ital Refugees pouring into the city from the west were tolc to report at relief head quarters A chorus of mixed voices then sang We will all mer and women young and old fight for Warsaw unti death Decisive Battle Soon Anticipated By IXOTD C LEHRBAS LWOW IP Courier to Overwhelming German forces led b3 strong motorized units have ac cupied most of western Poland in a week of bitter fighting and now are attacking Warsaw in what may be one of the decisive battles the war In an attempt to annihilate the Polish army before their British and French allies get into action on the Rhine front the Germans have thrown at least 60 divisions and an extremely large number artillery and mechanized units into action for a swift kill German army divisions usual ly have 10000 to 12000 men A lack of systematized official Polish information makes it im possible to draw lines on a map of Poland showing the cities and towns already occupied by German forces As far as can be determined on the Polish side however German forces have advanced into Poland from the north east and south occupying most the country ex cept the slowly diminishing wedge which juts east from Warsaw The capitals fate depends on whether a gigantic German pin ccr movement is successful in nipping Warsaw off from its narrow link with Eastern Poland Even greater importance is at tached however to whether the Polish army must withdraw east ward before the north and south points of the pincers up any Polish forces still north south and west LOOK INSIDE FOR EDWARD A ONEIL Warn Farpiers Not to Iricrew Acreages Burt Church Plans on Program Special PAGEB War Flares on State Grids as Year Opens PAGE 9 of September II to 16 1939 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and for the Northern and Central Great Plains Not much precipitation indicated during week normal temperatures for the most part but below nor mal beginning week TALLE IN CLOSE CALL ABROAD Just Missed Plane Which Crashed Into Baltic Killing All WASHINGTON IP Repre sentative Henry O Talle R who was a delegate to the interparliamentary unions meet ing narrowly escaped death en route to Oslo Representative Har rington of Sioux City la said on his return from the meeting Talle went to England on the Queen Mary then planned to fly from London to Oslo His train into London was late however so he missed the plane It crashed into the Baltic sea soon afterward and went down with all aboard of Warsaw When I left Warsaw Wednesday night with TVtaj William H Col bcrn CQ the United States mili tary attache the Germans had ad vanced almost to within artillery range of the capital and strong motorized units were spread oul to attack from a dozen directions Advancing German forces anc repeated bombings had left only one route of Lub lin 100 miles southeast of the capital Freed m Running Over Boy He Cured Before CHICAGO year ago Dr Jerome Kaiser treated Arden Leavitt 5 for severe bruises anc a fracture The boy recovered Friday a coroners jury absolvet Dr Kaiser of blame for the death of a boy who had been struck am killed by the physicians car Th boy was Arden Leavitt RUSSIA CALLS UP RESERVISTS Groups Entraining at Moscow on Trip Toward Polish Frontiers MOSCOW UR Russia has farted calling an unknown num ber of reservists to the colors it v as disclosed Saturday and rotips of both uniformed and un uniformed men are entraining at he White Russian station from vliicli trains leave for the Polish rentier It was indicated that techni cians particularly chauffeurs who ire reserve lank drivers were be ing called Some were merely registered and sent back to their iobs others weretaken imme diately into the army Doctors and nurses also were registering The government also requisit ioned some automobile plants and some horses Cavalrymen were seen in the streets near railroad stations It was reported that railroad lines to Leningrad were congested Reservists were leaving Moscow as individuals in regular trains It was believed that the gov ernments calling up of troops might be merely a precautionary measure But there seemed little room for doubt that it was con centrating troops on the western frontier Women wept and one fainted as reservists left on the regular passenger train to Minsk Friday night FALSE ALARM SOUNDED DES MOINES employes hearts literally skippet a beat when two squad cars of po lice rushed into the state treasur ers office with drawn guns Fri day Investigation disclosed workman had accidentally steppei on a burglar alarm NAZIS TO SEND SOLDIERS FROM EAST TO WEST We Want Nothing From France Says No 2 German Leader BULLETIN LONDON ministry of information said Saturday night that Britains war cabinet hud decided to base Us policy upon the assumption that the war would last for three years or more BERLIN Marshal Hermann Goering No 2 nazi rallied the German people to war Saturday with a speech in which he said we want nothing from the French we will not attack them If the French want to bleed for England all right he said We will not attack them But at the same time Goer ing said the German army would subdue Poland within a week and then 70 divisions totalling 1050000 men would be moved from the eastern to the western front to help de fend the Western provinces of Germany already have been evacuated he added to clear the way for de fense of the west wall Most of Goerings speech was a call to war on the economic front rather than on the military front They say we do not have any rasv materials he said But they cannot say that Rus sia docs not have any Here are two great peoples Germany and Russia and they are not stupid enough to fight for Britains profit What if our textiles aie not so good We can walk around in swimming suits in war Our soap is not so good So we can walk around with dirty hands As far as the United States is concerned our Uradc with them is small enough We can do without that Rumania and Yugoslavia remain neutral be cause they know what will hap pen to them if they fight against us Goenngs prediction that Ger many would subdue Poland with in a week agreed with communi ques issued by the reich high com mand on the eastern front They announced that their troops had reached only 50 miles southwest of Lublin Polands provisional capital Berlin said German troops were in the outskirts of Warsaw and fighting their way into the heart of the city Goering claimed thai the Polish army fightinpr in the Radnm sector GO miles due south of Warsaw was in full dissolution and that the Polish troops were throwing away their arms After asserting that within a week the German army will have completed its task in Poland Goering said that within a fcvweeks the whole front pre sumably the Polish front would have been cleaned up Goering declared that every man woman and child and even old men and old women will be placed in national defense service We do not have too many raw materials but the two most funda mentals are coal and iron Goer ing said Today we have more coal than ever and miracles have taken place in iron production Goerings predictions of speedy success coincided with German army high command announce ments of German victories It announced that Reich troops had reached Sandomierz 50 miles southwest of Lublin the Polish national provisional capital Other forces were reported to have en tered Warsaw the abandoned capital from the southwest Lub lin In which the government moved early this week is 100 miles southeast of Warsaw The government announced that an enemy plane Saturday flew pcan auairs Now I am ten times lover Schvverin northeast and more opposed Europe plays pow cr politics 24 hours a day We must stay out of Harrington Convinced U S Should Stay Out of European Affairs WASHINGTON iP The United States should retain its arms embargo and stay out of European power politics in the opinion of Representative Har rington D of Sioux City Iowa Returning Friday from a trip to Oslo Norway the representative When I went to Europe I v opposed to participating in Euro norimvest of Berlin and dropped leaflet It said that two French and one British planes had beer ;