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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fl HIST U M ART otp r of COUP C E 3 UOlltS A VOL XLV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FlTCjL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 211939 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 297 F R PLEA Lift Arms Ban to Protect Latimer Woman Grandson Killed in CarTruck Wreck THINK DRIVERS VIEW BLOCKED BY CORNFIELD Double Fatality in Franklin County Is Termed Unavoidable The WAR at a GLANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS P r e m i e r Calinescu foe of pronazi iron guards assassinated Ruman ia reported to have decided on internment of President Mos cicki Foreign Minister Beck and other Polish civilian offi cials G e r m a n com muniques report 350000 pris oners captured virtually wip ing out Polish resistance in formed sources say Germany watches United States con gress neutrality action before Sena Koenen about CO and her 15 months old graiidson Duane Holze both of Latimer were killed Thursday morning about in a collision between a grain truck and the car in which the Latimer people were riding three miles north of Lt14 U LJ UCiUl C Franklin county authorities i giving Warsaw knockout blow Thursday stated that a cornfield SL r partially obstructing the view of Mrs Harvey Holze of Latimer driver of the car might have been the cause of the accident They said that as far as they could de termine the accident was un avoidable Officers stated it is their be lief that the infant was probably in its grandmothers lap at the time of the accident They fur ther stated they believed it al most miraculous that airs Holze lad escaped death Jelto Eden of Alexander driver of thetruck authorities he carcpmmgss he rjeared thej road arid took to a to avoid a collision but the car struck the truck on the right front fender IVIrs Holze whose mother and son were the victims ot the ac cident was taken to the Luth eran hospital at Hampton and was reported to be in serious condition late Thursday morn ing Eden escaped uninjured His truck was not damaged although the car was demolished Mrs Koenen is survived by eight children Harm Peter and Henry all of Latimer and Mrs Jake Schroeder of Chapin Mrs Alva Muhlenbruck of Chapm Mrs Theodore Earth of Latimer Mrs Oscar Heaford of Rockwell and Mrs Holze The infant victim is survived by its parents Mr and Mrs Harvey Holze French expect German blow on western front now Polish campaign nears end MOSCOW Soviet armies advance toward Hungarian border and East Prussian frontier strengthening Rus sian hold on eastern Poland B r i t a i n an nounces royal air force flying boats rescue 34 persons from steamship Kensington Court sifter submarine attack DUANE HOLZE in accident FREES WELSH Man 32 Sought in Slaying of Dreher Is Now at Large PORTLAND Ore a police bureau attendant made a mistake in filing fingerprints Francis Welsh 32 was at large Thursday as officers throughout the nation sought him in connec tion with a Des Moines Iowa slaying Captain of Detectives John J Keegan disclosed that Welsh was in jail here 10 days a month ago hut was released because the attendant hail placed his fingerprint record in the wrong file While Welsh was serving a 10 day sentence for vagrancy under the name of John Little he wa the object of a nationwide searc following the issuance a mur der warrant against him in con nection with the shooting of Har old J Dreher of Mason City Towa in Des Moines July 27 Keegan said Welsh was released from jail before the misJiled fin gerprints were recovered anc checked meanwhile Fred Ostenrieder 21 charged with murder In con nection with the Dreher slaying disclosed authorities saia that he aided Welsh and a man iden tified only as Slim to get Dreher under a bridge over the Des Moines river and rob him of one dollar Sheriff C A Swarfs of Lane county said Ostenrieder signed a statement telling of the murder KILL PREMIER OF RUMANIA IN COUP ATTEMPT Iron Guards Pro Nazis Identified as Calinescu Assassins BUCHAREST Via Copenhag en Armand Calin escu was shot and killed Thursday by men officially identified as iron guardists and troops were called up at once to prevent a coup The assassination of Calinescu as Rumanias strong man for his suppression of the outlawed pronazi iron was attributed fo conflicting na tional interests arising from the European war It came as German and Rus sian troops approached flic Ru manian frontier in their occu pation of Poland Rumania got oncscvenlli Of her territory from Russia in the World war settlement Calinescu was machinegunned in his automobile by masked men Other masked men seized the Bucharest radio station but were subsequently arrested Late Thursday a communique read over the station formally ac cused the slayers of being mem bersof the prohaziiron guard Tfsaida riewl premier already had beenchosen but failed to give his name He was to be sworn in late in the afternoon after which a meeting of the new cab inet would be held Immediately after the death of the premier a crown council was called by King Carol to meet the resultant crisis in Rumanias posi tion in internal and international affairs It was still sitting late Thursday The BritishFrench allies and Germany were engaged in a bit ter struggle each side aienrat ing to influence Rumanias pol icy to their advantage Calinescu PREMIER CALINESCU Oil Fields Seen os Next God of Nozis and Soviet The rich oil fields of Rumania are believed by many European ob servers the next goal of the combined forces of nazi Germany and soviet Poland has been subjugated It is generally agreed in European military circles that while Rumania may put up King Carol a desperate resistance to such invasion the nation is militarily inde fensible against such vast highlyReared war machines us Germany and ilussia are capable of sending against her The oil fields follow ing such a conquest would be divided liutwccn he two had ucen known as an advo cate of cooperation with Brit ain and France WRECK SCENE WHERE TWO LOST LIVES manys mechanized army and air force was the major prize The premier was driving in his car on Bucharests main street on his way to the royal palace when he was shot His erawas suddenly blocked reportedly by three other mach ines The three cars converged on that of the premier while a peas ant cart blocked the road ahead One car drew alongside masked men jumped out and opened fire with machineguns Calinescu slumped in his seat Bullets had riddled his chest and abdomen He was killed in sfantty The shots were fired at p m Bucharest time 61G a m C S Eight of the alleged assassins and accomplices have been ar rested The troops were called to surround their cells and public buildings and to guard against any attempt at a coup While the assassins were carry ing out their assignment another band of armed masked men seized the Bucharest radio station shoot ing and wounding the announcer and interrupting the scheduled program Then one of them announced that Calinescu had been killed in a revolt Calinescus campaign against the iron guard cams to a head in the fall of 1938 and since then police have announced dis covery of a halfdozen re vcnfre plots against him ire be came head of the government March 7 1939 succeeding the lalo Dr lUiron Cristea patriarch of the Rumanian church On June 17 police said iron guards planned to assassinate Calinescu arid King Carol with hand grenades at a race track Rumania to Intern Moscicki Others BUCHAREST tive sources said Thursday that the Rumanian government had de cided to intern Polish President Ignace Moscicki Foreign Minister Jozef Beck and other high civil officials aswell as Marshal Ed ward StnigiyRydz Polish army commander All hnd crossed the frontier from Poland into Rumania SmiglyRydz was interned Wed nesday and sent to enforced dom icile at Craiova near the junction of the RumanianBulgarian fron tiers OBanion Local Youth Is r Fatally Hurt in Minneapolis 1 7 r Crushed Between Two Trucks Body Brought Back to Mason Cily Thomas F OBanion 19 yeir old son of Mr and Mrs C D OBanion 710 Adams avenue southwest died in the Gentnil hospital Minneapolis about oclock Wednesday afternoon from injuries received when he was crushed between the endgates of two trucks Mr OBanion suffered a brok en back and ruptured blood ves sel according to the report from the hospital where he was taken following the accident Having ridden to Minneapolis with Bill llutcbinson Eagle Grove driver of the Opal Food Truck of Eagle Grove Mr OBan ion stepped off the truck as it was being parked at a loading dock in Minneapolis He was caught between the gate of the truck on which he had been a passenger and another truck that was parking at the same dock between Third and Fourth streets near Sixth avenue Mr OBanion was acting as a guide for the driver of the truck in backing into tile dock when the accident occurred He lived about an hour following the accident Born at Dougherty Oct 30 1919 Mr OBanion attended the Dougherty schools and moved to Mason City 5 years ago He was employed as service man at the Cerro G o r d o MaytagSkelgas company in Mason Cily Surviving Mr OBanion are his parents of Mason City and five Arthur of Albert Len Minn and Joseph Richard Charles and John of Mason City nnri one sister Veronica Miron City and a niece Patricia Kath leen OBanion and a nephew Robert David OBanion of Albert Lea Mr OBanion was preceded in death by two sifters Marie and Mary and two brothers Robert and Jimmy Funeral services for Mr OBan ion will be held at the St Josephs Catholic church of which he was a member at 9 oclock Saturday morning with the Rev Carl Kurt and 1he Rev G V Steicvt in charge The Rosary will be said at the billette Points to riis Neutrality Plan o Keep U S From Wa WASHINGTON liP Scnato Gillette D favors his ovv neutrality plan as the one whit would come the nearest lo keep ing us out of war of any of th bills proposed The Imvaiis bill would forbi United States and vessel fo enter combat areas as define by presidential proclamation un less with presidential authority It also would require manufac turcrs and dealers in war mater ials to register their transaction with a munitions board to consis of the secretaries of state treas ury war navy and commerce THOMAS OBANION injured OBnnion home 710 Adams av enue southwest Friday evening at 8 oclock The body will lie in state at the home from 8 oclock Thursday evening until the time of services The body of Mr OBanion was taken overland to he McAuiey and Son funeral home from Min neapolis Burial will be at the family lot in St Patricks cemetery in Dougherty The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday not so cool Thurs day night except in extreme southeast portion somewhat warmer in cast and south por tions Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday niffht and Friday not so cool in soulheast and extreme south portions Thursday night cooler Friday in north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 70 Minimum Wednesday night 35 At 8 a m Thursday 38 YEAR AGO Miximum T7 Minimum J6 LOOK INSIDE FOR COV HAKOLD K STASSEX Says Midwest to Face New Farm Problems PAGE 2 War in Europe May Boost Farm Prices Mason City High Set for Football Opener IAGK 15 ASKS CONGRESS VOTE CHANGES N NEUTRALITY Offers No Hope That Shadow Over World Will Quickly Pass WASHINGTON resident Roosevelt asked congress Thursday for repeal of the arms embargo provi sions of the neutrality law jccausc they are most vital dangerous to American icutvality American security md American peace In a message delivered in person to an extraordinary session of the legislators the chief executive said he could offer no hope that the shiidmv over the world might swiftly pass Standing on the rostrum of i crowded house chamber Mr Roosevelt told senators and representatives lie had assembled them to amend legislation which in his best judgment so alters the his toric foreign policy of the United States that it impairs the peaceful relations of the United States with foreign nations The crux of the ISSUP he said of the embargo which lormds shipments ofmimitionsjto to combatant nations and a re turn to international law The president took occasion loo to renew his plea for nonpar tisanship during the present in ternational crisis and to reassure the nation of his belief thai America could keep from being embroiled in Europes conflict Let no man or group in any walk of life the president said assume exclusive protectorate over the future wellbeing of I conceive that regardless of party or section the mantle of peace and of patriotism is wide enough to cover us all Let no group assume the ex clusive label of the peace bloc We all belong to it Uoosevelt added dial in my candid judgment t h r United Slates would succeed in these efforts lo keep nut of war When and if the embargo IK scrapped flic president said there were other phases of poli cy rcenforcinf American safety that should be consid ered He Restricting American merchant vessels so far as possible from entering danger zones Preventing American from traveling on belligerent ves sels Requiring foreign buyers to lake transfer of title in this country tn commodities bought by belliger ents Cashandcarry Preventing extension oC war credits to belligerents if Two other objectives the chief executive said have been at taimcd amply under existing law These arc the regulation of col lections of funds in this country for belligerents and the main tenance of a license system cover ing foreign trade in arms ammu nition and implements of war The president left to congress however a choice of methods by which these safeguards should be set long as the method chosen will meet the needs of new and changing day to day situa tions and dangers To those who say that this program ivould invoice a step loward war on our part he chief cxcculivc asserted I re Ply that it offers far greater safeguards than we now possess or have ever possessed to pro tect American lives and prop erly from dancer It is n positive program for Riving safety This means less likelihood of incidents and con troversies which tend to draw into conflict as they did in the last World war There lies the road to peace After relating steps already taken lo strengthen the nations defenses Mr Roosevelt said he saw no need for additional legis ;