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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON a HIST WEM DEPT Of 10 OES HO I HtS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS KUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 261939 Tins PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 301 FRANCE BANS COMMUNIST PARTY German Forces Start to Storm Defenses of Besieged Warsaw RussoJap Pact Has Import By CHARLES P STEWART Central Fress Columnist THE RUSSOJAPANESE get together is about as much of a headache to Uncle Sam as the AngloFrancoGerman situation is Potentially perhaps its an even worse one Conce i v ahly Uncle Samuel can remain in definitely on the European side lines But if the Japs are to have a free hand in China his toes are pretty certain to be trampled on Von Ribbentrop in a fashion that neither his feel ings nor his interests will make it easy for him to submit to without expressing his resentment very forcibly To be sure the suspension of HussoJapanese hostilities along the MongolianManchukuoan fron tier is spoken ot alike in Moscow and Tokio as the result of a truce of no great consequence tilities aresuspended Even before their suspension Russia had begun to take such an interest in doings on its western border that Dictator Stalin may imaginably have been anxious to get the Japanese off his hands to the eastward Also the NORTH WATERS PATROLLED BY RUSSIAN SHIPS Von Ribbentrop Will Arrive for Additional Talk With Moscow By UNITED PRESS The red fleet went on a war basis in northern waters Tuesday as soviet Russia emerged in a dominant role in European diplo matic maneuvers The next move by the Soviets created wide speculation when it was reported in Moscow that nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Kibbentrop would arrive there Wednesday Reports had been current that he would sign a military treaty with the Rus sians but in Berlin official sources denied that such a move was planned While the Moscow radio an nounced that soviet warships were patrolling northern waters off Russia and Finland a new naval battle possibly of major import Families Say Farewell to Soldiers zfptewOTtKy that the Japs inane rak Strait connecting tlie North and Baltic seas where the allied blockade of Germany is drawn most tightly Five warships a submarine and airplanes were involved in the second day of naval fighting off the Norwegian coast but details of the engagement Jwere lacking Women and children are shown here waving goodbye to smiling British soldiers in London as they prepare to enlram for channel ports where they will board transports for France and the western front This pitcure was sent to the United States by flying boat China They were hampered in this campaign while their unde clared war with the Russians last ed Drive Out Westerners The essential point from the American angle is that the mi kado appears materially to have improved his chances of gaining complete control on the eastern Asiatic mainland south of Siberia and possibly he has it in the back of his head to grab that too later Its no secret that Tolcio wants to drive Occidentals out China proper The Chinese object not neces sarily because theyre proOcci dental but because theyre op posed to being gobbled by Nippon and most Occidentals for their own selfish reasons likewise pre fer not to have Nippon gobble countries of Ylhe Norway Finland and Baltic becoming steadily more serious Germanyhad declared such ma terials as timber and cellulose contraband and sunk neutral ships carrying them Sweden suspended shipments to England pending clarification of the contraband list but a dispatch from Helsing fors said that Finnish shipments would be continued 2 Inhale Car Gas and Kill Selves Here Emil Anderson 51 resident of Central Heights and Charles them Consequently when the Japs Reds Win SPORTS BULLETIN CINCINNATI Cincin nati Reds moved to within one victory of clinching the National League pennant Tuesday when they defeated the St Louis gave despondency over financia ayemie conimillied Monday night in Mason City by inhaling carbon monoxide gas while sitting in their automobiles Anderson until recently investi gator for the Ccrro Gordo county poor commission was found dead in his car by Cal Dwan deputy sheriff and Leo Risacher local police captain on the bank of the Winnebago river one mile north of the old brewery The officers found the motor of the car running and a hose leading from the back window of the car to the exhaust pipe The door of the car was open when they arrived the officers said and the hose was discon nected from the exhaust pipe Dr J E McDonald Cerro Gor do county coroner found a note I addressed to Mrs Anderson whici undertook to assimilate them the Chinese had the sympathy Americans British French and Russians The Dutch and Portu guese sympathized too but theyre too pewee to signify For that mat ter sympathys the only thing Americans have helped the main landers with thus far Russia has been of still more solid assistance to Chiang Kai sheks Chinese government The Russians not only have provided Chiang with fighting materials theyve waged physical war against the Japs on the Mongolian Manchukuoan line preventing the latter from concentrating against Chiang in a southerly direction Centers in West Then came the RussoGerman pact relieving Stalin of any urgent worries on his west front The con clusion seemed to be that he was thus left free to deal whole heartedly with the Japs to the eastward greatly to Chinas bene fit Today instead it develops that Russia is concerned rather with the west than the wants a chunk of Poland more than it wishes to dominate China The mikado probably can lick Chiang if he hasnt any Occidental backers Well Russia at least temporarily is out of the picture Britain and France have their hands full in Europe It looks like quick work for the Japs in China and if they win out and Occi dentals in that part of Asia Its denied from Berlin that Ger man Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop fixed up that Russo Japanese truce but if he did fix it up it was mighty slick diplomacy designed to so pre occupy Uncle Sam in the Orient that lie cant spare any time to chip into the European mufs to Hitlers disadvantage Its difficult not to suspect not to sus pect that that RussoJapanese truce isnt a good deal more im portant thans admitted nals 3 to 1 in the first game of a double header Victory in the second game would give the Reds the pennant Score by innings R H E St Louis 001 000 001 1 9 1 Cincinnati 030 000 OOx 3 12 1 Batteries St Louis Davis Shoun Bowman Warnekc Wei land and Padget Cincinnati Thompson and Lombard affairs as the reason for the sui cide Officers Dwan and Risacbe were called to the scene by Mr and Mrs Herman Nagel 134 Carolina avenue northeast wlv saw the car stop at the spot ear her in the day Mr Nagel invest gated in the evening utter Hi couple had heard the motor th car running all afternoon Van Nostrand World veteran and employe at Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant arose from his bed during the night put on his best suit went to his ear in the garage and turned on the motor according to Coroner McDonald who in vestigated the suicide The World war veteran was ound dead by his hyo daughters BiBrineTrandv Tuesday morning The motor of the car was running the daughters said and he had fallen halfway out of the car He had complained of being sick Monday No reason was given for the suicide Mv Anderson was born at Wil mer Minn June 20 1888 He is survived by his wife and two brothers Victor Kingsville Texas and Oscar Jamestown N Dak and a sister Mrs Anna Nelson Minneapolis Minn Mr Anderson had been a resident of Mason City The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday possibly showers in south portion not so cool in central and west portions Tuesday night somewhat warm er Wednesday ftUNSESOTAUnSc tiled TiieST day night and Wednesday not Tuesday night somewhat warmer in extreme east portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slads Funeral services will be held at Minneapolis Thursday Burial will be at the Crystal Lake cemetery Minneapolis The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Mr Van Nostrand was born May 4 1832 in Brooklyn N Y He had resided in Mason City about 21 years and had been em ployed by the packing company for the past 17 years Surviving Mr Van Nostrand are three daughters Mrs Carl Grell Ventura and Marion and Cather ine at home and two brothers and a sister He was preceded death by his wife May 5 1938 Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken to ASSERTS POLES NOT CONVINCED OF FUTILITY Final Drive to Crush Resistance Launched Against Polish Capital BERLIN army com munique indicated Tuesday Ger man forces had started to storm the defenses of Warsaw after all efforts had failed to convince the Polish commander of the grue someness and uselessness of resis tance The Polish capita has been be sieged since Sept 8 The final drive to crush Warsaws resistance was launched Monday In a surprise attack the com munique said the Germans cap tured Mokotowski fortress and then pushed into the Warsaw suburb of Blokotow Mokotowski is one of four forts guarding Warsaw from the south and west The others are Forts Bcnia Wolski and SzczosHwicki Tuesdays communique said the army in Poland was moving toward the Germansoviet Rus sian demarcation line and that in brief fights with the Poles alon the lower course of the San rive 2000 prisoners were taken by ai armored division Artillery fire and minor scout ing activities were reported on th western front along with the shoot ing down of six French planes an two captive balloons This booste the air toll in the west accordin toCTennanrfi 3 and LOOK INSIDE FOR tics Maximum Monday 48 3Iirimum Monday night 31 At 8 a m Tuesday 42 Kain and sleet 29 inch Late Monday tlie rain turned to sleet and the mercury dropped to 31 during the night A heavy frost tlie first frost of the fall season was observed in Mason City Tuesday morning Thin sheets of ice were observed on bird baths and other little bodies of water YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 54 Body of Freud Is Cremated m London LONDON The botJy of Prof Sigmund Freud originator New gestures of friendliness toward France by the nazi gov ernment was expected in in formed quarters Rumors completely without o ficial verification were to the e feet that Germany might releas French prisoners taken to date o the western front The same rumors had it that Germany believed the soldiers would be good peace propagan dists if they could be convinced the reich feels no animosity toward France WEUNER VON FltlTSCH Nazi Prisoners Say Gestapo Killed Him PAGE 2 Yankees 14 Choices to Sweep Title Play PAGE 3 U S Navy Band to Appear at Hampton PAGE 8 REPRISAL ACTS ORDERED AFTER NAZIRED PACT French Shells Are Hurled at Siegfried Line on Wide Front PARIS Daladiers war cabinet decreed the dissolu tion of the communist party in Franco The action was taken as reprisal for soviet Russias nonaggression pact with Germany and her inva sion of Poland Frances eastern ally The decree submitted by Al berl Sarraul minister of the in terior and signed by President Albert Lcbrun dissolved the communist party and all affiliat ed organizations and forbade propaganda ot the communist in teriiationalp in France if A cabinet communiciue said penalties were prescribed for vio alion of the decree Severity ot he penalties will become known upon publication the measure n the ofiiciol journal The decree ended the career In France of a patty which once counted millions of supporters held 72 to G18 scats in the cham ber of deputies and formed part of the peoples front which gov erned the nation from 1936 to 1338 psychoanalysis cremated the MajorRandall funeral home mony Tuesday at Golden Green after a nonreligious ceremony Approxi mately 150 persons mostly Aus trian refugees attended the cere Californias Tropical Storm Toll Reaches 50 PROPERTY LOSS PUT AT MILLION 1 5 Craft Manned Mostly by Amateurs Still Unaccounted For LOS ANGELES A death toll of at least 50 and properly damage in excess of 51000000 was counted by Southern California Tuesday as the tropical storm which brought the death and de struction moderated Still unaccounted for were 15 occangoinff craft manned prin cipally by amateur mariners which put to sea before the storm broke Sunday afternoon More than a score of persons were believed aboard the ves sels Ten bodies have been ered from the ocean recov which claimed most of the victims in wrecks of pleasure and fishing craft Missing and given up for drowned in similar mishaps were 33 persons The death of Lieut Com mander James Coatsworth U S navy of Coronado Cal was blamed by the coroner on the storm He died from a heart at tack due to overexertion in an attempt tr free the fouled propel lor of a 50 foot yacht as the storm broke at Catalina island Traffic accidents which police said resulted from storm condi tions took six lives in Los An geles The storm brought 546 inches of rain and winds that reached a velocity of 65 mites an hour The weather bureau forecast only oc casional rains for Tuesday More than a score of boats were wrecked submerged or beached by the storm which created flood A dozen or more liomes alons the beach south of Long Beach Cal were wrecked by a tropical storm which brought more than five inches of rain to southern California and lashed the coast with mile an hour winds The open space between the building at right ami those in background was occupied by homes swept info the by mountainous waves conditions in many localities Electric light and phone service were put out of commission in various parts of the Los Angeles area for several hours At Alamitos peninsula near Long Beach 30 homes were dam aged and eight destroyed The loss there alone was estimated at S10QOOO An additional 5100000 damage at the Los Angeles Yacht clubs cove at Fish harbor where five racing sloops were sunk and others were battered ENGLAND PLANS FOR LONG WAR Chamberlain States Quick Results Can Not Be Expected L9NDON Mmistcr Neville Chamberlain warned the nation Tuesday to prepare for a long economic struggle that would destroy the nazi war machine and defeat Hitlerism Progress is being made he told the house of commons in his fourth weekly war report but quick results cannot be expected W Indicating that the major phase of allied strategy is the economic than the immediate military Germany the prime minister disclosed that Great Britain had seized 256000 tons of contraband war mater ials bound for the rcicli durinff the first three weeks of war At the same time he said friendly discussions arc under way with neutral governments in an effort to carry out the economic war without arousing antagonism against the allied powers and to emphasize the thinly veiled men ace which Germany presents to the neutral countries This menace he said in the past few days has been translated into action by sinking of three neutral ships under circumstances constituting a clear breach of in ternational law Germany Chamberlain charged had shown complete and callous disregard for hu manity and for the rules of sub marine warfare to which they are solemnly pledged in attack ins all shipping bound for Eng land Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty told commons that the British convoy system to pro tect merchant shipping was now in full operation both for incoming and outgoing vessels and hat ships now leaving these docks are de fensively armed against subma rines and airplanes By THE ASSOCIATED IKESS BERLIN Germany laimhes new assault on bo sieged Warsaw commu nique reports 2000 prison ers taken in pocket south east of Warsaw and Ger man artillery exhange fire across Rhine dispatches re port nazi troop concentra tions near Swiss border as western front activity in creases reach ing Switzerland say French repulse German counterat tack designed to relieve pressure on important forti fications near Zweibrueek en both forces sustain heavy losses navian nations upset by sinking of two Swedish two Finnish vessels within week BUCHAREST Survey shows Polish air force lost between 600 and 700 planes in first 19 days of warfare LONDON Britain re ports new p r o p a g a n il a flights over Germany for distribution of leaflets warning Germans they face serious shortages ot vital supplies and cannot win war Such action has been long an ticipated since Daladiers radical socialist party broke with the com munists last year The cabinet adopted a series other wartime measures including creation of the war cross decora tion French artillery continued Tues day to hurl shells across the Hhine river in an effort to break up new German troop concentrations re ported north of the Swiss border The dispatches also disclosed continuing violent bombardment of the main Siegfried lines by French heavy guns which opened on the German fortified zone Monday A KCncral staff communique issued at a m a m CST reported that German batteries likewise were active southeast of Zwelbrueckcn near the left center of the western front Jvcw combats bclivccn French and German fighting planes were noted but no de tails were Driven Meanwhile Premier Daladier summoned a meeting of his cab inet Tuesday afternoon for a gen eral discussion of war problems Advices from the front said the combined French and British air forces had played a major role in detecting new disposition of the German troops French sources speculated that reported German concentrations near the Swiss border might presage a possible attempt by the nazis to cross the Rhine below the Black forest at the extreme southern end of the Maginot line These sources said however that such an attempt would be hazardous from the German point of view because of heavy French forces stationed near Belfort French military men estimated that as u sequel to the ligrhlntnjT occupation of Volpnd the Ger mans might soon be able to mass from 100 to 110 full divisions on the western front This would compare they said to Germanys World war strength in the west of about 240 division A German division is composed of approximately 12000 men The French reported Monday night that their air forces had de feated a German air force in Iwn major air battles which preceded Mondays bombardment of the heavily fortified Siegfried line The dispatches said the French lost two planes in the engage ment but declared the Ger mans hough superior in num bers xvere believed to have suf fered heavier losses One iiazi plane fell behind the French lints it was said and observers reported they saw oilier German ships plunge o earth in flames Germany May Make Final Peace Moves BERLIN in co operation with Italy may make a final peace move this week diplomatic quarters reported Tues day There seemed little hope among Germans that iny pence move would succeed Nevertheless diplomatic quarters saw evidence that an effort might be made and CLEVELAND iff Republic within a few days to end the war Steel Corporation EXPAND STEEL OUTPUT a n n o u n c e d on the basis of the Tuesday it has appropriated more of Poland and TO prevent the tiej than 33000000 for expansion in1 velopment of big scale warfare in improvement of mill focilidci and the west and on the sea to replace old cauipment ;