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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1939, Mason City, Iowa i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOW R HIST A Af r PtPT OF c e s o i N c s i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1939 TlilS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 300 GERMAN ZEPPELIN WORKS BOMBED Germans Claim Sub Sank British Destroyer Plan Long War M Borah to Be Star Performer By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist BORAH is the star performer at this extra session congress Even before the ses sions opening the indications had Begun to be that hed lose Senator Borah his light to maintain un qualified American neu trulity in t li e present world situation Pres ident Roosevelt demanding modification of the Nye neu 11 a 1 i t y law hadnt exactly outargued him but as the time neared for the lawmakers to con vene it had grown pretty appar ent that public sentiment favored the presidential side of the case of reasoning pro or regardless con AH the same the Idaho states man has put up a formidable scrap He undoubtedly has more in fluence with his fellow legisla tors than any other single indi vidual on capitol hill but not enough to offset the odds against him He has enough though to give the administration an anx iousspell it Hes Ufea wprJ C iifter Bavmg ipilea up a TrerHendoiis stack of badlydamaged nents Losing under such cir cumstances isnt a bit discredit able Borah Versus F R Senator Borah as Ive said is the extra sessions star perform er I mean to say hes its star congressional performer He out stars any and all others in the ultraisolationist group and he outstars any particular figure in the opposition the hill Star for star he doesnt neces sarily outstar the president down in the white house F Ds per formance has been excellent Es sentially its a contest between him and the Idaho senator However their respective fofc lowings have to be taken into consideration At the last regular session con gress certainly was split about 50 50 on the neutrality issue but even then I surmise that the home folk were strangly antiHitler Today assuredly they are much more so Meanwhile the senators and representatives have visited their various home states and dis tricts sopping up the popular re action The natural conclusion is that the 5050 balance has been the legislators are bet ter disposed than they were to ward doing any little thing they can short of actual war partici pation in the direction of stick ing it into Adolf President Roosevelt has played this just right from the stand point of neutrality to the effect that hes for neutral ity but cant ask anybody not to have his proper knows what they arc In Minority Class Senator Borah makes an equally good talker bvit its clear that hes in the minority class I know plenty of Americans who at leas were not outright antiGerman in 191i but who are emphatically so now Not that they want to ge into the war but they want to b as nonbelligerently helpful to th democracies as they can Senator Gerald P Nye invented our present neutrality law Theoretically he should be its principal defender He does de fend it competently but he doesri defend it with the weight of Sen ator Borahs gunfire If that law had been a Borah it would have been a damed sight more substantial Nye evolved it out of an investigation of the last wars profiteering It was a dandy investigation Nye is one of the best congressional in vestigators congress ever had But somehow he isnt the ideal spon sor of capitally important new laws I know why too he rates as a young Next to Borah Senator Kirnm j Johnson of California was the bird i to have fathered that law Then 1 Id Senator Bennett Clark of Missouri a democrat Senator Charles G Norris would have been grand but hes a new dealer V MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT GIVEN IN GORDON CASE Jury Finds Indian Guilty of Killing Larson at Clear Lake A Cerro Gordo district court ury after deliberating for more han 31 hours returned a verdict at oclock Saturday night in which it found Jack Indian Gor don a transient guilty of man slaughter The jury found the Indian guilty of killing John jarson another transient in the stockyards scale house at Clear Lake last May 15 In its verdict the jury recom mended leniency The judge announced that he would set Gordons sentence next Thursday Sept 23 The maximum sentence for manslaughter under Iowa law is eight years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madi n County Attorney Charles Bar low represented the state in the case while Atty Charles Groman represented the defendant The defense had alleged that Gordon killed Larson in a fight at Clear Lake when Larson at lacked him Evidence introduced by the defense tended to show that Larson was insane and that he had made homosexual advances to Gordon immediately prior to his death confession of the crime lwas dbtaihedrfrom Gordon the day following Larsons death was strongly attacked by the de fense which alleged that it was not Gordons confession at all but that it was the result of sugges tions by deputy sheriffs who con ducted the investigation The trial unusual in that moving pictures and a model of tlie scale house were introduced as evidence The movies were a reenactment of the crime with Gordon showing his version oi liow it happened and Deputy Slain Rumanian Premier Buried Amid of Mourning Sheriff Cal Duan playing the part of the victim Larson JACK GORDON Guilty YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT Its Departments Their Functions TURN TO PAGE 3 OF TO DAYS PAPER FOR THE SECOND OF THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES ON TIIE GOVERN MENT OF FOL LOW THEM EACH MONDAY in the Mason City GlobeGazette Armand Catincscu assassinated premier of Rumania was buried at Bucharest amid scenes ot national Kins Carol and Crottti Prince Mihal headed the political and military leaders who paid liomase to Caliucscu who was allegedly slain by members ot the outlawed Iron Guard This picture sent from Berlin to New ifork by radio shows the funeral procession with hearse at right TRY TO BLAST OUT DEFENDERS German Guns Reply But Fail to Make Any Direct Hits By ROY P PORTER PARIS dispatches from the western front reported Monday that French artillery has begun a direct bombardment of the fortifications of the German Sieg fried line Heavy French batteries the dis patches said were dropping large caliber shells on the west wall casements in to blast German defenders from their po sitions in the heavily fortified zone German gnns replied fo the bombardment it was said but the French declared he nazi ar tillery was failing to make direct hifs on advanced French posi tions Most of the artillery action was reported centered south of the German town of Saarbruccken and along the Lauter river where the Maginot and Siegfried lines are closest Dispatches said Sunday night was comparatively quiet along the entire front as the Germans failed to renew assaults they have been launching during the past few days with small bodies of troops be tween the Rhine and Moselle riv ers Earlier he French taking ad vantage of the lull in German thrusts it was said assumed the initiative at several points to con solidate positions and thwart nazi preparations for new attacks French dispatches said the ac tion extended from the Warndt forest on the west to the Bienwald forest in the east and that fight ing occurred near the German ci ties of Saarbruecken Zweibrueck en Pirmasens and Bergzaberg Reconnaissance flights were car ried out with success the French reported A communique issued in Berlin by the German high command said eight French planes had been shot down Capitol Closed to Sightseers Sunday WASHINGTON O For the first Sunday since the years im mediately after the World war the capitol was closed to sight seers Sunday The order was de scribed as precautionary by offi cials who recalled that in 1915 a bomb was set olf in the building ed lor Senate Group Will Meet on Neutrality By UNITED PRESS Monday on the neutrality front The white house said President Roosevelt has rejected proposals to launch a counteroffensiie to bring pressure on congress to re peal the arms embargo The senate foreign relations committee met for the first time and recessed until Thursday after receiving a draft of the administration bill The draft eliminates the arms embargo and provides a modified cash andcarry plan for dealing wifh belligerents The senate also quit until Thursday after a 3 minutc session Federal bureau of investigation agents are investigating cable grams sent from Germany to American individuals calling for efforts to defeat the arms embar go repeal Ernest T Weir president of the American Iron and Steel Institute came out against arms embargo repeal He opposed manufacture of munitions for any foreign country whether in war or peace Father Charles E Coughlin called on his followers to send 10000000 more letters and tele grams to congressmen in opposi tion to embargo repeal Reported senate sentiment as of Monday 51 for repeal 25 against repeal 20 doubtful Torrential Rains Hit California LOS ANGELES winds and torrential rains swept over southern California Monday claiming many lives and causing extensive property damage Coming in the of an un precedented September heat wave winds of 65 miles an hour velocity swept in off the sea capsizing boats along the shore and send ing mountainous waves beating into the coastline Rainfall measured 6 inches within 6 hours in the Coachella district of the Imperial valley where crop damage was estimated at 75 per cent Coast guardsmen awaited an abating of the galeswept sea be fore attempting to reach a jetty off Point Magu where it was hoped some jurvivors of tiie cap sized fishing boat Sprav might found Only two of the 26 passengers and crew members were account Ships Are Believed in Battle BERGEN Norway tants of Algroi island reported Monday afternoon that unidenti fied ships had been engaged in heavy cannonading off the coast of Norway since 6 a m leading them to express the belief a naval battle was underway The such it parently was moving closer to the coast they said Concussion of large caliber guns shook houses on the island Cannonading last week in the Kattegatt a strait between Den mark and Sweden later proved to be target practice by Swedish bat LOOK INSIDE FOR CARL LAEMMLE Multimillionaire of Movie Industry Dies PAGE 2 Demonstration Day at Clarion Tuesday STATE PAGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROMANSHORN Switz of main Ger man airplane motor factor ies reported put out of ac tion by French or British air raid on Friedrichshafen German high command de nies raid occurred BERGEN Nor w a Norwegian islandeis believe naval engagement under way in North A tlan t i c where sounds of cannon ading heard PARIS French troops attack German positions in Haardt mountains western front springs to life with shelling across Rhine French r ep o r t artillery bombardment of main Sieg fried fortifications BERLIN Germany re ports British destroyer sunk eight French planes downed Communique says repeated raids made suc cessfully or military ob jects in Warsaw high command prepares for long Grid Fans to Get Look at Iowas First Trial SPORTS PAGE troops move toward demarcation line splitting Poland be tween Russia and Ger many Neva river closed to foreign shipping stepping up war preparations Britain replies to Mussolinis sug gestion for calling off con flict British freighter Hazelside sunk informa tion ministry tells of Brit ish propaganda leaflet raids over Germany BUDAPEST Warsaw radio says new German bombardment costs more than 1000 civilian lives capitals defenders still holding out against en circling Germans State Sea War Yielding jood Results BERLIN UP Sinking of R ritish destroyer by a German ubmarine was announced in an fficial communique Monday as German military leaders were repared for prolonged war on the western front The communique did not iden the destroyer and gave no de ails of the sinking but declared narilime warfare was yielding ood results The same announcement saic ghl French war planes had been shot down Uurius an air Tight in the west where it added here had been rccon noHcriiig activity and artillery activity on both sides at vari ous undisclosed points i Circles close to the high com nand pointed with pride to the destruction of another Sritish war vessel They say this eat coupled with the sinking of he British aircraft carrier Cou last week had empha sized the effectiveness of Ger manys undersea warfare Loss of the Courageous was acknowledged officially Sept 18 by British sources The admiral tys final report on the sinking said 578 of the carriers crew of 1260 had been lost Authorities said they had no further details of the sinking of a British destroyer by a sub marine They said a description would have to await the return of the submarine crew Adolf Hitler was expected to comatoBerlin Tuesday from the for Col Gen Baron Werner von Frifsch former commanderin chief of the German army who was killed in action before War saw last Friday Reports reaching Paris from the western front said Hitler was in that area Saturday Von Fritschs body will be brought to Berlin Monday night and taken to the war ministry building where officers will stund a guard of honor Funeral services will be held in the square before the memorial to World war dead REPORT MOTOR PLANT IS HIT BY ALLIED ATTACK Swiss Observers Tell of Heavy Engagement of Planes and Guns ROMANSHORN Switzerland One Germanys main air plane motor factories was reported Monday to have been put out of action by bombs from French ci1 British planes staging a raid on the zcppelin works at Friedrich shafen Germany Sunday night The first alarm in the Friedrich shiifcn area five miles across Lake Constance from here start ed searchlights sweeping the skies and a number of antiaircraft bat eries on the German side opened ire Bomb exploring could be icard here The main part of the raid ap parently came when a second alarm was sounded at II p in Military observers on the Swiss side judging by the dull roars icard here estimated at least 30 bombs were dropped by the raid ers despite heavy antiaircraft fire Reports reaching here said several direct hits on the factors were scored but because the border was closed these could not be confirmed These reports said the attack apparently was aimed not only at Friedrichshafcnbut alsoa little town of Manzell PREDICT FROST IN NORTH IOWA Mercury May Drop as Low as 25 Degrees Weatherman Believes DES MOINES weath er bureau predicted light to lo cally heavy frost in western and northern Iowa Monday night as fall rode into Iowa heralded by a sharp temperature drop Monday The mercury fell to a low of only two degrees above freezing at EstherviHe and Inwonrf Sun day night although skies were clear with no precipitation re ported The bureau said temperatures in tiie northern half of Iowa might drop as low as 25 degrees Monday night although somewhat warmer weather was in prospect for Tues day afternoon in that section The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Monday nitfhl and Tuevdav cooler in cast and south portions Monday night liRht to locally heavy frost in west ami north portions slightly warmer Tues day afternoon in west and north portions SHIPPERS FORECAST for Hlonday night in Iowa North ern half 25 southwest 32 southeast T5 MINNESOTA Fair cooler in extreme southeast portion Mon day nifflit heavy frost or freez ing temperature general in creasing cloudiness T u c s d a y Milh risins temperature Tues day and in northwest portion Monday nieht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 73 Minimum Sunday night 38 At 8 a m Monday 41 YEAR AGO Miiximum yj Minimum 4 The fiRuro tor Sunday Maximum Saturday H7 Minimum Saturday nisht 10 At S a m Sunday YEAH AGO Maximum nn Minimum ee miles up the lake from Friednch shafen The zeppelin works re Germans Deny Any Damage at Zeppelin Works BERLIN Eight French airplanes were shot down in a raid on Frieuriehshafen Sunday ttic official news agency an nounced Monday nicht The attacking planes failed In drop any bombs or cause any damage at the great German Zeppelin works the news agen cy D N B said The eight planes shot down during lie rait were the ones mentioned earlier Monday in an official war communique ac cording to the agency Fricdrichsliafcn is the home of the German Zeppelins and an aviation center cently converted into a factory fol airplane motors and other parts opened another plant at Manzell It was not known it any of the raiders whose number also was were hit by the anti aircraft tire or by fighter planes sent up to meet them i The Swiss general staff said that earlier Sunday night a plane of unidentified nationality flew up the Rhine river on the German side and crossed over Swiss ter ritory near Schaffhausen in the northwestcrnmost part of Switz erland It wheeled away into Germany tiic announcement said when Swiss antiaircraft batteries op ened fire Swiss frontier patrols along Lake Constance fired sky to warn bombers against invading Swiss territory A ministry of information communique in London an nounced n e w reconnaissance flights by British winplanes over western and northwestern Ger many Sunday night but said only propaganda leaflets were dropped The communique did not sny spe cifically over what areas the Brit ish planes flew f Swiss shore watchers said they saw the German antiair craft guns fire racer bullets into the sky like powerful Rom an candles and that they heard terrific detonations as though from bursting bombs The German batteries were saW to have kept up their fire for twn hours while searchlights crisst crossed the over Friedrich ihafen The roar of what were believed to be invading warplanc motors could be heard only a few min iilcv The gint zeppclin which turned inn all of Germanys diri gible had been converted into an I airplane motor factory and was workinj clay and night Special bombpruof Iioltcis had bcon built j for the factory workers deep un i cici the plant ;