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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOW e HIST MEM fl 0 TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WISES HVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THI ilUGHT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 71940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 105 U S INDICTS 17 FOR CONSPIRACY Japanese Army Is Wild Eyed By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist IN SIZING UP what the Japa nese government says and what the Japanese army says it always is necessary to take into account the fact that it always is the Japa nese army not the Tokio govern ment which de cides Nippons peace or war questions The Japanese American com mercial treaty having now been terminat ed by Uncle Sam against the m i k a d os wishes rela tions between STEWART the two coun tries are pretty critical The Washington state department cer tainly doesnt want physical trou ble Neither does the Tokio for eign office Tokio has warned Nippons military command in China to avoid friction with the United States in the militarists region of activities on the Asiatic mainland The militarists how ever already have begun to make themselves unpleasant in Occi dental spheres of interest in China News dispatches quote a Japa nese army spokesman to this ef fect If we are going to die we will die America or anybody From that source this remark is exactly what was to have been ex pected Japans civilian diplomacy is rational Its military group is cuckoo It doesnt care much what the lights about but it pro poses to win or perish no matter what the issue is Army and Navy American naval experts take the situation more seriously than American army men do The rea sons obvious If theres a Japa neseAmerican conflict it will be a sea war Naturally we shant send anarmy expeditionary force to the Orient If theres a war it necessarily will have to be afloat the Hawaiian and Guam islands and in Asiatic waters Professionally speaking our land scrappers dont worry The thing if any will be none of their funeral Nor is our navy crowd afraid that we cant lick the Japanese afloat Theyll be at a certain ad vantage considering that what ever happens will be right in their oceanic front yard while it will be a 2000 or 3000mile range from California Still our folk dont doubt that they can attend to the Japanese alone Their anxiety lest while we are busy with Ja pan a lot of European belliger ents begin raising hades with us on our Atlantic coast Thats why our navy strategists are yowlin so loudly for a twoocean navy The Japanese navy also has more sense than the Japanese army has Japanese naval commanders re alizing that theyre beatable are tolerably reasonable But Ihe armys rampageous Japans Supplies The truth is that Japans sup plies come mainly from the United States Its been true hitherto even in the Japanese campaign against China With all such American supplies cut off as they would be by an embargo Japan would be in hells own hole quote a vulgar expression In short Suppose the Japancse were to fight the United States In ordei to fight theyd have to got tlicii raw fighting material from the U S A which naturally woulrinl let them have it And they canl produce their own The nub of it is that the Japa nese couldnt last long Nevertheless it would fac a nasty muss The state department doesnt like the idea The Tokio government doesnt like it either Its a contest between the state department and the Japanese mili between Washington and Tokio diplomats might have a war with Japan Red Parachutists Loose Behind Finn Lines HELSINKI Finland Suicide squads of Russian para chutists believed to include some women are loose behind the Finnish lines in the north it was learned Wednesday On the basis of their result it was understood military ex perts including Russian Finnish and neutrals may be able to as sess for the first time the poten tial value of this new arm of warfare which Russia instituted aad is now trying out Tuesdays Finnish commu nique said In north Finland enemy aircraft dropped a few parachutes The points where these came down are known The parachute troops were landed Monday It was under stood however though their positions landing were known that some were still at large and it was believed here that it might be difficult to round them up A Stocholm report Tues day was Finns had wiped out one detachment of SO para chutists who landed only about 10 miles from Rovaniemi the Finnish general headquarters for the northeast and north The open snow reaches in the north make search difficult and it was believed that all of the parachutists had skis Military experts here awaited eagerly the results of the ex ploit It was believed that wom en among them would seek valuable information and try to escape to the Russian side of the frontier The men it was assumed had been assigned to such tasks as dynamiting bridges and otiier communica tions mingling with Finnish sol diers in an effort to obtain in formation and spread defeatist propaganda and send informa tion of Finnish troop disposi tions over portable wireless sets Russia has landed a number of parachutists in the Karelian isthmus in the far south That was a different matter The isthmus is narrow and there are many Finnish soldiers there The result was that many of the Russians were shot down even as they floated earthward and the others were disposed of quickly Wolf Hit by Motorist Revives on Streets ELDORA SPRINGS Mo A motorist hit a wolf threw it on the running board and brought it to town to collect a bounty But a wolf doesnt kill so easily This one revived and started ambling around the streets Marshal Wil liam Griffin shot it 2 OF OUTLAWED IRISH ARMY DIE AT BIRMINGHAM Thousands of Police Reinforcements on Duty Following Execution BIRMINGHAM Eng members of the outlawed Irish re publican armydied on the gallows Wednesday in bleak fogshrouded Winton Green Gaol and Great Britain waited vigilantly tor the reaction of Irish nationalists As a clock chimed nine the hour of doom those in a throng outside tile prison bared their heads in the chill mist Silently he crowd watched when seven minutes later a prison official tacked up notices of the execution on a small door in the center ot the prison gate The notices disclosed that the men James Richards 29 and Peter Barnes 32 went to death at the same moment The watchers then were per mitted to form a line which filed slowly past the gate and its slips of paper They read the formal statement that the judgment of death has been executed Richards and Barnes it learned walked together to scaffolds and two executioners sprung the traps simultaneously Thousands of police reinforce ments were held on overtime duty in London and other large cities on the possibility that the execu tion might signal a new outburst of not civil conflict in Ireland A priest who had administered last rites for Barnes and Rich ards left Ihe prison a half hour before the execution The rites were administered Tuesday night and the priest told he pair all hope for re prieve or clemency had van ished They were reported to have spent their last hours quietly Theirs was the first civil tria and execution Irish republican extremists since the 1867 hanging of three men for the killing of a Manchester police sergeant As the Manchester mnrtyrs their mem ory is hallowed by Irish patriots Theirs also were the first death sentences handed down since the I R in Great Brit ain and its violent campaign a little more than a year ago for the avowed purpose of driving the British out of Ire land The 1 R A wants a union be tween Ireland Eire and North ern Ireland which as a part of the British United King dom pays fealty to the British crown Irish nationalists all share this desire and while many dis avow the methods of the I R A its members claim the tacit sym pathy of many nonmember Irish men f Union between the six coun ties of Northern Ireland and Ireland proper is an aim of the Dublin facl it is envisaged in the Irish consti Trime Minister Eamon DC Valera has adopted sfern measures to keep the I K A in check f Barnes and Richards went to Iheir death despite a great flood of appeals for clemency or reprieve One of these initiated by DC Valera himself was carried Tues day night to Prime Minister Chamberlain but Nationalist sentiment had risen in Ireland accompanied by pleas for not justice so that BritishIrish relations might not suffer Authorities were confronted above all with the possibility of a renewal of timebomb explosions such as Londons thundered Tuesday al Euston railway station Hey Quit Your Shoving shovlnf he from any one of nine puppies when Blackie year and a Walter 1 er lltter on in the above picture taken at the Walter Genzler home 414 Madison avenue southwest Lock photo Kayenay engraving if BlaekieDoes fter Bit for the Genzlers Super Sized Litter Makes Considerable Addition to Family Things have been pretty busy out at the Walter Genzler home 414 Madison avenue southwest for the last two weeks because there was considerable addition to the family there last Jan 23 The addition was a net total ot nine which is quite a few for al at once The nine newcomers are ind at poslofficcs in Birmingham and Manchester when it appeared all chance of escape from the noose had vanished the offspring of Blackie the Genzlers year and a half old Cocker spaniel Blackie set some kind of rec ord in all probability when she brought the puppies into the world for she gave birth to 10 one of which died Normal Cocker spaniel litters run from four to six so Btackies mother hood her first puts her on a pnr with airs Olivia in Ihcir oivn fields of course Four of the nine survivors arc brown or red puppies while the other five like their mother arc coal black Three of the brown pups are males as is one of the black ones The father who has the right to be proud is Rex a registered Cocker spaniel and one time dog show winner who belongs to Earl M Ferleman 7 Louisiana avenue southeast Blackic too is a pedigreed dog and Mr Genzler has papers for the puppies Two of them have already been sold and the others probably will be soon he savs for many persons have heard about Ihe unusual litter and not a few of thorn have come to see for themselves Bluckie is a fine dog in other ways than bringing large litters into the world according to her master She obeys well makes a fine pet and is a good retriever on hunting trips When the litter was born the puppies were all well sized in spite of the size of the litter They have all come along nicely since with the exception of the puppy that died and a day or two ago opened their eyes for their first glimpses of the world they live in Motion to Close U S Embassy in Moscow Beaten WASHINGTON house Wednesday defeated a proposal to close the U S embassy in Mos coiv in the initial test on a series of proposals designed to end diplo matic relation with the soviet After fiery debate the house re jected 108 to 105 an amendment to the state department appropria tion which would have stricken the Moscow embassy from the list for which the funds could be used The motion was made by Rep resentative John McCormack D Mass McCormack had planned to offer other amendments striking out the annual salary of Ambassa dor Laurence A Steinhardt now stationed in Moscow Representative Andrcsen R Minn commented that the close vote indicated that a large num ber of members of this house favor severing diplomatic relations with Russia even though the vote was not on that specific fiuestion Fred Biermann Submits to Amputation of Toe DECORAH Fred former fourth district representa tive in congress hassubmitted to an operation in tho Decorah hos pital here for tht removal a toe Mr Biermann former pub lisher of the Decorah Journal has for a number of years experienced trouble from one of his legs Store at Estherville Is Wrecked by Fire ESTHERVILLE The Es therville Gamble store was wrecked by fire with an estimated loss Tuesday night The blaze is believed to have started in the storage battery department to Finland by England Movement for Complete French Aid to Invaded Nation Gains Momentun LONDON R A Butler 3 NAZI AIRMEN BtRIED LONDON of a royal air force squadron served as a guard of honor to their fallen foe when three German airmen were buried Wednesday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday prob ably light snow in southeast Thursday afternoon not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair not quite so cold except near Lake Superior and extreme southeast portion Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy occasional snow flurries in northwest and extreme east por tions The mercury dropped below zero Tuesday night for the first time since Jan 30 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 23 above Slid Tuesday nijlit 5 below At 8 a m Wednesday 1 above Snow Iracc YEAR AGO Maximum 2ft Minimum 3 undersecretary for foreign affairs asked in the house of common Wednesday if he governmen would consider sending bomber and crews to Finland replied tha Britain already was sendini planes and that he understooi flyers were available in Finland The house cheered Major Gen eral Sir Alfred Knox conserve tivc when he asked if every pos sible step was being taken to senc aid quickly to Finland who h said was fighting for the whol of civilization Butler recalled that Prime Min ister Chamberlain said Tuesda that the government realized th urgency of the question WOULD SWEEP FKANCE INTO COMPLETE All PARIS popular move ment in France to sweep the gov ernment into complete aid fo Finland in her war against Russi assumed steam roller proportion Wednesday The authoritative newspaper L Temps devoted both its editoria to aid for Finland asserting thi must be effective complete an total The newspaper said flatly it wa no longer possible to separate th RussianFinnish war from th European war properly speaking CHARLES CITYAN MISHAP VICTIM Mrs William Bubb Dies From Injuries Suffered in Crash CHARLES William Bubb 57 of Charles City died in a hospital here Wednesday morn ing from injuries suffered in an aulo accident Saturday night on highway 14 two miles southwest of here She never regained conscious ness Mrs Bubb was a long time resident of Charles City Funeral arrangements were not complete Wednesday Surviving are her husband and two sisters Mrs John Thomas of Minnesota and Mrs Sue Gales of Washing ton The accident occurred when the aulomobilc driven by Mr Bubb left the road as the local mans vision was obscured bv snow PROPOSAL FOR AMERICANS TO LEAVE DEBATED Will Reconsider Status If U S Continues Pressure Against War TOKIO that 11 Americans withdraw from hina are of such grave impor ance that a definite decision re arding them cannot be reached nmediately Foreign Minister tachiro Arita said in parliament ArHii was asked whether it was the intention of the gov ernment to advise the United States that all American resi dents should withdraw from China That is a grave question Arita answered I cannot reply t present Premier Admiral Milsumasa Yonai also discussed United States cyuesls for guarantees of the se curity American nationals in Chinu Yonai said that lie had no de Ire to interpret the American re luest for a security guarantee for American nations in China with 11 feeling but he said that Japan would have to reconsider the status ot Americans in China if he United States continued pres iure against Japanese activities n China Tado Matsumolo questioning foreign Minister Hachiro Arita in he lower house said that a speech which American Ambassador Jo seph Clark Grew delivered before he recent expiration of the Japa nese trade treaty insulted Japan because it implied that the United States was conversant but Japan was not conversant with the situa tion in China fn the speech Grew said frank ly at a luncheon at which many importan that the 1 the tours Chinu Arila replied that lie was not able lo make public all the GOO in cidents in China of which Grew had complained as having been against American interests Regarding Russian relations Arita asked if Hussia showed sin cerity in negotiations with Japan said There are degrees of sincerity He disclosed thai he was em phasizing lo Russia the import ance of ceasing assistance to China Arila told another questioner that it would be difficult to declare a war against the Chinese govern ment and at the same time recog nize the regime which Japan pro poses to set up in occupied terri tory Earlier Admiral Yonai had said that Japan was willing lo accept Chinese government leaders even Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek ino this regime His statement was based on the possibility lhat the government might disintegrate due to under mining by the proposed central China government which is to function in Japaneseoccupied ter ritory under Wang ChingWci dissident Chinese leader Members of the Chinese ernment would be accepted as in dividuals Yonai said Previously the position ot the Japanese government had been presumably that it would not deal with the Chinese government and particularly with Generalissimo Chiang even in an individual ca pacity LOOK INSIDE FOR ELLIS H PARKER SR Rites Arranged for III Starred Detective PAGE 2 Mason City High Has Win in 16th Cage Go PAGE 9 Name Winners in Farmers Institute PAGE 8 NELSON SEEKS SENATORSHIP Announces Candidacy for G 0 P Nomination in Minnesota Primary AUSTIN Minn A Nelson twice republican candidat for governor announced Wednes Although the convention is sev era weeks distant and the pri mary election this year is fixed under the new law in September I feel it is only fair that my ny friends know at the early date of my intentions Nelson said Nelson was the republican gub ernatorial nominee in 1931 and 193G HOOVER STATES TERRORISM HAD BEEN PLOTTED Christian Front Group Said to Have Planned Government Overthrow NEW YORK members of the Christian Front rrested by federal agents three vceks ago were indicted by a fed ral grand jury Wednesday for editious conspiracy and conspir icy to commit offenses against the United States government J Edgar Hoover chief of the ederal bureau of investigation vhose agents rounded up the 17 aid at the time of their airest hey had plotted to commit acts of errorism in the hope of establish ng a dictatorship in the United States V At the time the men were ar ested the Rev Charles E Cough in declared lie roundly dis avowed the trout but subse quently described himself as a friend of the accused and added I did not belong to any unit of he Christian front nevertheless I do not disassociate myself from hat movement Subsequently the justice de partment disclosed that there Jiad been complaints against the Michigan radio priest himself and that they were beinjt in vestigated The department did not disclose precisely what the inquiry would encompass The indictments charged that between Jan 1 1339 and Jan 15 1340 the defendants conspired among themselves and with other persons unknown to overthrow put down and destroy by force the government the UnitM States and did nijdun lawfully knowingly arid felon iously conspire plan combine confederate and agree together and with each other and with divers other persons to the grand jurors unknown to seize take and possess property of the United States contrary to the United States code The indictment further alleged hat the defendants who were ac tive membersin control of an or MARTIN A NELSON candidacy EARTHQUAKE IS REPORTED LONDON WVThc Exchange Telegraph agency British report ed Wednesday a severe earth quake at Edessa near Salonika Greece Governor Wilson to Talk at Iowa Picnic in California Will Travel 2000 Miles for Speech to Be Heard by 100000 DES MOINES liP Gov George A Wilson will travel 2 000 miles to make a speech Feb 24 and there wont be a handful of votes in the whole deal The governor will deliver the principal address before an ex pected throng of 100000 lowans once removed at the annual picnic of the Iowa Association of South ern California at Los Angeles Cal Republican sources here said the occasion will be the first in the 40 year history of the asso ciation in which an incumbent governor ot Iowa has accepted an invitation to appear The governor Mrs Wilson and their daughter Mary will leave here Feb 20 They will be ac companied by Mr and Mrs H A Granlham Mr Grnntham is sec retary of the republican state cen tral committee The party will reach the coast Feb 22 Granlham said there his been a tremendous demand for the governors appearance before several other gatherings during the visit but that only one other invitation thus far has been ac cepted that of the Los Angeles county republican organization dinner Feb 27 One schedule maker reportedly wanlcd to book the chief cxecu ganization known as the action committee and other organiza tions would influence and in cite others to join with them in wringing about the overthrow of the government The indictment alleged that the defendants conspired to obtain ex plosives and other weapons and military equipment to further their aims It also charged that the vari ous members recruited and en listed armed equipped and gave miliJary raining fire arms training and instruction in terroristic methods in order lo bring about their purpose It was alleged that the mem bers conspired lo steal personal property of the United States such as ammunition and explo sives Fifteen overt acts were charged in the indictment Among them Defendant John P Cook was ac cused of drawing a floor plan of the headquarters of the second battalion of the naval militia Another overt act charged was that Macklin Boettger carried a quantity of ammunition belonging to the United States into the bor ough of Brooklyn Another overt act charged that William Gerald Bishop and John A Vierbroeck stole a quantity of ammunition belonging to the Unitnci States from the I65th reg iment armory in Manhattan U S Attorney Harold M Ken nedy of Brooklyn explained that prior to the filing of the complaint the FBI had conducted an inves tigation inr the activities and that the indictment was based on the evidence produced by the agents Youth 18 Confesses Hammer Slaying of Employers Husband BELLEFONTAINE Ohio An 18 year old youth employed by a woman icslaurant keeper confessed Wednesday the ham merslaying of her husband Prosecutor J Ewing Smith said Donald Slater admitted that he killed Fred Jenkins 56 with a hammer blow as the man slept Thursday and that he took the body to a gully 60 miles away where it was found Saturday Smith said Slater in addition live for four other noon and four j tn working at Mrs tonkins additional evening talks toiirnnt hud been living at the The Iowa official party alr will Jenkins home spend some time at the home o The prosecutor ordered quns Mr Zchncr brother of Mrs WiltioniiiR of Mrs Jenkins and her son m Los Angeles wo children 18 and 14 ;