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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 18, 1939, Mason City, Iowa E R Yi R c Crej er i sch E Tra Cil r He c Mi Th PI B ki 1 SI 1 T NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLV or COMP WCINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH iOWANS NEGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ATO DNjm FHKSWU USASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS RUSSIANS NAZIS TMPLiTPOLAND German Sofia Tncf Meet PIM Kvimee NAZI SUB SINKS AIRCRAFT CARRIER 3 Dead as Car Is Struck by Train beenS g had Kensett Sunday morning Mr and Mrs and T p T i lral the south cdffe of rtiiu imuwn OU teet OV a SOUthhnnnH TXT T e aiicr u nac Kensett Sunday morninff Mr and and TP i the south were fatally injured in the crossing trfged Minn a relative Two From Kensett Die in Hospital By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE elderly persons died Sunday of in juries suffered whenthe car in which they were riding was struck by a southbound M and St L freight train after the auto motor had stalled on the crossing on th south edge of Kensett at i oclock Sunday morning The dead C W Eldridge J5 Ken sett Mrs C W Eldridge 62 Kensett J E Toland about 61 Glenwood Minn Eldridge was the driver of the death car Toland a cousin of Mrs Eldridge who was In the seat be side the drivers was killed instant ly when he attempted to get ou and was crushed between the en gine and car Eldridge and Mrs Eldridge who was in the rear seat were criti callyinjured They were taken to the North Iowa General hospita in Mason City and Mrs Eldridge died at about 10 oclock Sunday morning Her husband died eigh minutes later Toland and the Kensett couple left at about 8 a m Sunday for Manly to deliver milk on a route At the crossing which is only a halfblock from the Eldridge resi dence the cars motor stalled Mr Eldridge attempted to start the car as the train neared but his efforts were futile The southbound train crashed into the car the vehicle landing 60 feet away in a ditch Mrs Eldridge suffered a frac tured skull and internal injuries Eldridge was crushed internally Toland suffered a crushed chest compound fracture of both legs broken right arm and fractured skull Dr G S of Manly north county coroner Sunday said there would be no inquest As far as I can determine the accident was unavoidable he told the GlobeGazette adding I think they must have seen the train for its whistle was btown and its bell rung but they were evidently in a hurry to get to Manly Engineer of the train was Lou Brown of Marshalltown Most of the crew was comprised of Mar shalltown men In passing through Mason City Sunday morning they told local trainmen they had been involved in an accident in which one man was killed Tolands body was taken to the AND MHS C W ELDBIDGE Kayenay Enjruinis it Manly being ar Bnde funeral home where services are ranged Authorities Sunday were seek ing to locate Tolands widow Mrs Elizabeth Toland who was be lieved to be at Garwin in Taraa LOuniy Toland also is survived by a sis ter at Rock Rapids and an adopted MrS Walter Marshalltown The Eldridges are survived by a son Russell route 4 Mason City and a daughter Mrs Joe Eickef Indianapolis Ind Mr Eldridge also is survived by a brother Wil ofu and Mrs Eldndge by a sister Mrs Clarence Irons Grand Meadow Minn n eTrandsons Eugene Rus sell D Jr and Reeve Eldridse KenPtt MM nLone granddaughter Mildred Smith Indianapolis Ind also survive The Eldridges were Gladys in 1904 Funeral services for Mr and Mrs Eldridge will be held Wed nesday morning at oclock at the Methodist church at Plym outh with the Rev F M Garrett in charge Burial will be at the Garwin cemetery The bodies of o tha were taken to the Patterson funeral home in Mason City n Irs J c the Eldridges saw the dent from her home which Alf Landon and Knox invited to Parley by F R WASHINGTON lioosevelt has invited former Gov Alf MLandon of Kansas and Frank Knox of titular heads of the republican a white house parley Wednesday at which leaders of the nation will consider Ameri ca s neutrality program W Stephen T Early a presiden tial secretary said Mr Roose velt had talked with Landon and Ivnov by telephone Sunday mght and said they had ac cepted the invitation without hesitation Karly described the president as being very happy in their acceptance S The president arranged for the conference a day before congress meets in special session to con sider the neutrality issue in order to get an exchange of views among bipartisan leaders in the national legislature crossing car was coming The seem to be in any hurry And hen it seemed to stop on the crossing The train was whistling couldnt see anything after the When asked how fast the train h she said would be able to estimate It was he usual morning train she u an rPan s a child He had been consider o Kensett Russell idge said since his separation rom his wife 802 VOTES IN AT 2 OCLOCK A total of 802 votes had been cast Monday afternoon at 2 oclock in Mason City in the election to decide whether or not the city council shall issue bonds in the amount of 590000 fo finance the citys portion of the cost of de veloping a recreation center e vote was 138 less than te at the same time on April 27 when the proposal fell 8 per cent short of receiving enough votes to carry Yes votes totaled 1670 and No votes 1479 in the April elec tion but a 60 per cent favorable ity is necessary to carry a election according to Iowa bond Issue if approved be used together with a 3 WPA grant to construct JLreTCihon center with facilities lor both summer and winter Station KGLO will carry the results of the election as soon as available probably between 830 and 9 oclock Monday night The vote at 2 oclock Monday and on April 27 resnectively bv TIIC rn J The would precincts was as follows Tree Jifln 1W1P 103 1W2P 95 2W2P 69 3W1P 3W2P 79 95 4V72P 44 Totals 802 April 128 102 225 73 157 96 118 41 SIX POINTS OF AGREEMENT BY POWERS LISTED State Britain France Lack Objective in Fighting Germany BULLETINS BERLIN German official news agency reported Monday night the German mili tary effort to force Warsaw to surrender had been resumed after failure of Poles to nego tiate lor withdrawal of the citys inhabitants It was not stated whether the beleaguered capital was beingshelled BERLIN nazi swas tika and the Russian hammer and sickle met Monday in the fallen Polish city of Brest Lltovsk where Russian revolu tionists and Germans signed scparate Peace in the World war BERLIN VfiJwfth the na SSSiiag the com sistance the German press Mon day published an inspired state ment detailing a sixpoint agree ment between the Russian an German governments to partitio Poland for the fourth time in its history The agreement disclosing th existence of an already worked out plan to redefine Poland rentiers was published as th sh COJnnand announce nat the final and complete col apse of any Polish front with uerman and soviet troops onh about 50 miles apart The largest Polish forces still m action were described as sur rounded and still fiercely rc sistinff west of the Vistula but the nazis said their front line now extended from Grodno in the north through BrestLifovsk m central Poland and Lcmberfr UW01V in the south to the Hungarian frontier The plan for Russian interven ion in Poland to create a new krame state expected to bring ohsh territory within the sovie in iiuuil rress dispatch from Mos ow last week pointing out tha rie soviet press and especially the Pravda had hinted at uch action Nazi sources in Berlin t the time expressed approval o he soviet atitude The Russian and German gov Timents the statement said have 1The Polish state from the moment of its creation after the World war ached the natural conditions of statehood 2 The Polish state collapsed through ifs own incompetence J Germany and Russia must reorganize the various nationali ties of Poland by the creation of corporate bodies of people 4 The task of Germany and Russia is to establish a complete T7 foment of their spheres or influence assuring peace and order 5 AngloFrench claims that they should assist Poland have been proved groundless and their alliances with Poland no ongcr exist 6 Britain and France are now confronted with the question What is their objective in fight ng Germany The statement followed an nouncements by both the German and Russian governments that in their joint invasion of Poland they would preserve the letter and spirit of the sovietGerman non aggression pact The German press meanwhile hinted strongly that the reich would soon seek a peace based on 940 inc accomplished Poland conquest of SOON7 IN HOLIDAY BEST DES MOINES Con servation Director M L Hutlon said Iowas 75 state parks soon will be decked out in their holiday Jest for fall visitors Artificial lakes arc open for fishing until Nov 30 Hutton said Buffer State of Poland Hinted in Joint Communique LOOK INSIDE FOR the spirit ami letter of sovietGerman nonaggressioi pact said the communique The mission of the troops is to bring order and peace to Poland The official German news agency issued a similar an nouncement in Berlin The joint communique cast from Russian radio sta tions as soviet troops moved deep er into Avarweakened Poland With the first move from the east that pinned Poland in a vise Sunday Moscow informed Pol Russion Replies We Are Against the Germans CEBNAUTI Rumania Maj William II Colbern cd States military attache saifl Monday the commander of a soviet Russian fank he encoun tered in Poland told him the Russians were against the Ger mans Major Colbert said the Polish troops fraternized with the Russians and save them cigarets allies Britain and France tlie soviet union would follow a neutral policy toward them In a radio broadcast by Pre nierForeign Commissar Vyaches nff Molotoff and in his notes to governments represented in Moscow crossing of the frontier was described as necessary to pro ect onceRussian minorities in eastern Poland MoJotoff said the Polish gov ernment ceased to exist ana Hie White Russians and Ukrainianswere abandoned fate entirely to their A Russian broadcast said Red army troops had been given jubi welcomes bv the Population of White Russia and in the Polish Ukraine It made no mention of fighting although the radio Sunday night acknowledged the Poles were re The Bed army re ported general along a 500 mile frontier between Latvia on the north and Rumania on the south Deepest thrusts were said to be far to the of Polands While Russian minority in southeastern Poland Hie Ukrainian minority territory Towns as far as 50 miles from the frontier were listed as cap tured in he first days invasion Russians said they took Gle bokic northeast of Wilno Bar anowicze raihvay center SO miles from the frontier Dubnn northeast of Lwow and Tarno in the Ukrainian section southeast of Lwow That would place the Russian ma German armies within 08 miles of each other That is the distance from Dubno to Wlodzi mierz reported held by German roops north of Lwow Advance guards of the two forces would be even closer south cast of Lwow German mechan zed units were reported to have crossed a railway southeast of Lwow Russian advance troops said to be in Tarnopol with it 50 miles of the railroad First intimation that Russian 1oops were crossing the border came in the radio broadcast bv Molotoff J SOMNER WELLES Will Represent U S at PanAmerican Session PAGE 2 Schedule May Be Aid to Cincinnati Squad PAGE 9 Lemke Makes Stay Out of War Plea PAGE 8 The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday not so cuoj day night except in castcen tral portion somewhat warmer Tuesday in cast and south por tions MINNESOTA Fair in south portion increasing cloudiness in north portion Monday night and Tuesday not so cool in extreme cast and extreme south portions Monday nijrht warmer alone Lake Superior IN faASON CITY GlobeGazetie weather statis ics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures foiSunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night Al 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO 77 43 60 60 60 SO 45 61 ENGLISH CREW FLYERS SAVED OFFICIALS SAY Warship of 22500 Tons Goes to Bottom UBoat Believed Sunk BULLETIN LONDON 400 survivors of the British aircraft carrier Courageous sunk by a German submarine were landed Monday by a destroyer The Courageous carried a normal complement of and men It was not known how many others may have been res cued by other ships CONDON British ad 111 ally announced officially Mon iay the loss of the aircraft car rier Courageous by enemy sub marine fiitf i e AHil WarSJllp casualty of the war reported by An undetermined number of rnri ana flyers aboard the JUD ton warship were saved in a statement said the tall Plus the personnel of the fJSft air arm was about 1200 offi cers and men When sunk she had a reduced complement of aircraft and therefore presum ably a somewhat smaller crew The admiralty said the usual aircraft complement of 48 planes had beer reduced since August The brief official announce ment in reportingthis blow to the f cet said that destroyers heavily attacked the subma rine which torpedoed the Cour aceous and were believed to have sunk her There was no indication of where the Courageous was out prCbUrtisuly dose to home waters cither in the Atlanlic or North sea Maximum Minimum Rain 33 02 Russian Troops in Poland she had been performing very good service in protecting ships of tlie mercantile marine against U boat attacks the admiralty said Presumably this meant the Courageous had been a major fac tor both i n convoying merchant ships and in launching aircraft to attack submarines from the air Janes Fighting Ships authori tative work on world fleets de scrbed the Courageous as a con verted cruiser of 22500 tons T 500 tons full She originally was intended for Baltic service Emit m February 131S Janes figures showed her to be the old est but one of the largest of the six British ivarcraft used as air craft carriers h T the loss of the Courageous camp two weeks fter the world learned that the British liner Athenia had been sunk by a torpedo in the first betwcen Germany and Great Britain Since hostilities beean cm Sept 3 24 British merchant snips have been announced as victims of what the British gov ernment has described as unrc farc Gcrman submarine war On the other hand the fleet and the royal air force have ranged far afield and have been officially reported as sinking numerous sub marines Simultaneously a general Astern had been pressed this had naturally been a slow undertaking on British sealants which circle the globe The urgencies of military strategy prevented an accurate estimate of the effect the sink if of the Courageous would Have on he British war against attack or on the posj wa d as a wholeil The Courageous was called out m the precautionary mobilization of the reserve fleet in August Her movements since that time were secret until Monday rthr e re the Ark Royal the Glorious sister ship of the Courageous feck thC ;