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Monday, March 27, 1939
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BENNY TO PLEAD "NO DEFENSE" Comedian Prepared to State Guilty If Nolo Contendere Is Refused NEW YOHK, (IP)--The Daily News said Monday radio comedian Jack Benny would plead nolo con- tendere--no 'defense--when he. goes on trial here next Monday m federal court on charges of smuggling $2,131 worth of jewelry into this country. The News said it had" learned from sources close to Benny that if the court refuses to accept this plea, the comedian is prepared to plead guilty. In the latter event, the newspaper added, Benny planned to point out he had paid 5256,000 in income taxes in 1838 without protest and that it was unreasonable to assume he would attempt to defraud the government of §500 in customs duties. Benny, the News said, would explain he bought the jewels-now held by the government-from Albert N. Chaperau, whom he had met in Cannes, France, in good faith as a present for his wife, Mary Livingston. Chaperau, who smuggled in gems for wealthy friends through diplomatic immunity granted him on false claims he was an attache of the Kicaraguan government, has pleaded guilty. Guilty pleas also were entered several months ago by George Burns, husband of radio and screen comic Grade Allen, and by Mrs. Elma N. Lauer, wife of New York state Supreme Court Justice Edgar J. Lauer. Quandary Over Figures MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1939 , /" ) 'r h 2, irDlan of ' he board of governors of the rt, T*' ? nA !' A Goldemveiser, P««le over some v } g T a Ot senatc special c °n"niltec on silver in Wash-, i ' a f ° remost advocate of sovernment spending NANCHANG NOW IN JAP HANDS Former Important Chinese Air Base Taken by Invaders SHANGHAI, (ff)-The Hankow headquarters of the Japanese army reported Monday the capture of Nanchang, once an important Chinese air base in Kiangsi province. Chinese earlier had reported that a "brilliant counter-thrust" northwest of N a n c h a n g had pusned back advancing Japanese troops in fighting that took the lives of 1,000 Japanese and 500 Chinese. Japanese Sunday began a siege of the city, 170 miles southeast of Hankow, against strong Chinese resistance: -t^ Th? Japanese reported that their artillery laid down a thunderous protective barrage into the former capital of Kiansu while their engineers sought to establish a foothold on a great railway bridge leading into the city. The Chinese were said by Japanese to have withdrawn south of the bridge after blowing up its center span. Chinese machine- gunners swept the bridge with bullets while the invading engineers sought to repair the dynamited span. Motor "Shook to Pieces," Declares Pilot of Airliner CAPTURE HART IN CITY DUMP Dubuque Police Find Negro Sought After Shooting of Couple D U B U Q U E , CU.R) -_ Thomas (Sleepy) Hart, 45, Negro wanted lor the slaying of Mary Allen, 30, and the wounding of her husband Horace Allen, 36, both Negroes was captured by police early Sun- in the Litv uty .rub 8 Killed in Crash; 4 Escape With Injuries in Oklahoma Accident OKLAHOMA CITY, (IP) -- f, powerful motor which "shook to pieces" was blamed by the pilo Monday for the fiery crash of a twin-engined 14-passenger Braniff airliner which killed eight persons Sunday. Four persons, including the pilot, Capt. Claude Seaton of Dallas, escaped with injuries in the Sunday morning trash. "The left motor shook to pieces. I tried to make it back to the field but we couldn't," Dr. H. D. Collins quoted Seaton. Survivor Gives Version Of the four survivors, Carl Erickson, a passenger from Chicago was least,sGi-iously injured. The others, Captain Seatoa, co-pi- Man Who Wouldn't Get Up to Catch Plane Can't Sieep OKLAHOMA CITY, f,P}_TOI- liam G. Johnston, Oklahoma City oil man, was roused by a hotel porter: "You've got about enough time to catch your plane." Johnston said he canceled his reservation, went back to sleep. Two hours later a telephone operator auakened him to report the Braniff plane he missed had crashed and burned, killing eight persons. "I haven't been able to sleep since," said Johnston Monday. day. Hart was hiding . dumps. Police Chief Joe SU said the Negro confessed the shootings and that charges would be filed. Allen was reported recovering from two shotgun wounds. The shooting, which occurred in the Allen home Saturday was be- Jived to have been motivated by jealousy. Hart was believed to have become enraged because Mrs. Allen, with whom he had Kept company, married Allen. TEACHERS' SALARIES RAISED KARNHAMVILLE, (IP) -- All teachers of Farnhamville school have been offered contracts for another year at increases in salary Supt. F. J. Share was re-elected lor tne eighth consecutive year. lot Malcolm Wallace, and Perry R Smith, a passenger, Corpus Christi, Tex., were injured seriously but were expected to recover. "We had just taken off," said ?^ ck ?° n - " J wa s hitting on the left side and was looking out of the window. The propeller seemed to give way and the left motor went bad. Then we crashed " The eight killed were trapped in the plane that burst into flames. Win?, Motor Torn Off The left motor was found 20 yards from the wreckage. The left wing was torn off. Part of the co-pilot were wreckage. The cabin was shorn away. The pilot and thrown from the AT a:oo P.M. EJ\CH MOW. NIGHt A N D H E A R * E W S COMMENTATOR ·pLu* rniL Spitolruj AND HIS ALL GIRL ORCHESTRA OLP)NG THE B E T T E R LIOHT- S E T T E R SIGHT" OVf P THE OED NETWORK OF N.B.C -- .. ... UJi , ., 1( - wit^iujge. me two passengers who escaped alive struggled from the plane just as it caught fire. The bodies of the victims were slumped in the forward part of the ship. The hostess, Miss Louise Zarr, 2o. Dallas, was at her post. Had Terrible Dream Miss Joan Allan. 35, an Evanston IU. nurse and one of the eight victims had "sensed- a tragic death because o£ a terrible dream she had two \veeks a«?o" A friend, Miss Elena Gould of ivanston, said a note was found m Miss Allan's room addressed to friends, Mr. and Mrs. William Baker of South Bend. Ir.d It be- "Divorce Dinner" Is Planned by Franchot Tone, Joan Crawford NEW YOHK, (!P)--A "divorce dinner Monday night will speed Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone to an amicable parting of their marital ways. The two film stars planned a dinner and theater- party together on the eve of their divorce decree expected to be granted in Hollywood Tuesday. The actress, previously wed to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., said on her arrival Sunday from the west coast she thought "all divorces should be friendly." "I write Franchot weekly. He phones every Sunday. We're really better friends now than when we were together." gan; "I am not expecting any acci- any acc- dent, but in case one should occur these are my requests " On Way to Dallas The ship was bound from Chicago to Dallas. T\vo of the victims, Ben Cop- Ion and Barney G. Grossman, 37 brothers-in-law, were enroute to the bedside of Coplon's wife, Ida m a Houston, Tex., hospital. Cop- Ion lived at Chicago, Grossman at Aurora, 111. Others killed were R. T. Bate Denver: Mrs. Georgia Sheldon of rim Cairo - Mexico rS - E ' Hinckl( * Fort a: Girl Gets Extortion Note Demanding Dime ORANGEBURG, S. Car., #,The G-men haven't heard about the extortion mystery confronting police here but-- A . w year old girl received a postcard demanding that a dime be placed in a bottle and left at I designated spot or she would iJttcr the consequences." Aged Algona Resident Is Fatally Hurt ALGONA--Mrs. Albertina Thiel 02, was killed late Saturday when she was struck by a southbound Chicago and North Western freight irain at the Elm street crossing in the northeast part of town. She was coming from her home and walking west past the Ice Cream and Candy factory and was ap- narently trying to reach the cross- ng before the train. H. BisseU, engineer, and W. W. j-allimore, conductor, both from Eagle Grove, said they saw her approaching the crossing and gave two clear sharp whistles and began slowing the train. The cow catcher struck her, carrying her about aO feet down the track. 2 Saw Accident Her body was badly bruised and he right leg and right arm were broken as well as several deep cuts about the head and face County Coroner R. A. Evans, Chief of Police H. A. Van Alstyne and Art Moulds investigated the accident. At least two witnesses saw the accident. They were Thomas Hinders, a Eritt farmer, who was waiting for the train to pass, and Mrs. W. M. Pulver, tourist from bedgwick, Colo., who had been camping near the ice cream factory the past few days. Mrs. Pul- yer, who was taking down a washing from her clothesline, heard the tram whistle and saw Mrs Thiel hurrying along the sidewalk. Apparently she was trying to beat the tram to the crossing, Mrs. Pulver stated. Funeral Tuesday Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Merritt funeral home with the Kcv. L. Wittenburg, Luverne Lutheran pastor, will be made cemetery. in charge. Burial in the Rivervie She was born Sept. 15, 1857 in Germany. When a small girl she came to America with her parents on an old sailing vessel. They intended to land at New York, but were caught in a storm and carried on to Quebec, Canada. They settled in Chicago and she was married to William Peters to whom eight children were bom. He preceded her in death and she later married Ernest W. Thiel Aug 7 1892, in Chicago. They lived' in ,TM r -, nei " /or a short tim e and in 1897 they moved to Algona where Mr. Thiel was a shoemaker in the Srownell shoe store. She and her husband also operated the Joslin rooming house across from the Milwaukee depot for many years and also a rooming house for mail clerks near there. Mr. Thiel died 19 years ago. One son was born to this union. Survivors are three children, Mrs. L. J. Maieug and Ernst G. Thiel of Algona and Charles Peters of Chicago, and 14 grandchildren. t ASKS FRANCE TO NEGOTIATE II Duce Also Offers Warning on Italy's 'Natural Aspirations' ROME, (U.R)_ Premier Beiiito Mussolini Sunday extended an invitation and a warning to France to negotiate a peaceful settlement of Italy's "natural aspirations 1 ' in the Mediterranean in a speech before 75,000 rain-drenched black- shirts massed in the Mussolini forum. In a speech carried throughout he world by radio on the twen- iefh birthday of fascism, il duce made his first official announce- ] ment of his demands against 1 Vance. Enumerates Demand "These problems have one name," he shouted from the high lodium of the forum, draped with ascist and nazi flags. "They are railed Tunisia, Djibouti and the "iuez . . . " Soaring blacksliirts cries of ac- laim drowned out the rest of the entence. He said that Italy's demands 'ere formally submitted to Paris ast Dec. 17 but that the French ovemment had consistently reused to discuss them in an amiable manner. Mussolini added warningly: Warns Paris Government "But will it (the French govern- nent) not regret it if the breach resently dividing the two nations ecomes so wide that it will be tticult, if not impossible to heal The Spanish differences which ave stood in the way of an Halo- rench settlement, he said, will e completely eliminated "perhaps within a few hours" by nationalist occupation of Madrid. Receives Word From Hitler Mussolini spoke to the black- shirts in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding o£ the fascist combat groups and shortly after he received a telegram from his brother-in-arms at the other end of the Rome-Berlin axis Chancellor Adolf Hitler, saying that Germany stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Italy against "all hateful attempts to restrict the justified will for living of our two peoples." Mussolini, in his 32-minute speech, told the world that: 1--It Is well-known that "«·« consider perpetual peace a. ca- lastrophe for civilization" but (hat Italy regards a lony period of peace as necessarv to develop European civilization. 2--The word "peace" has been "a trifle outworn by excessive use" and "rings fak«ly like counterfeit coins." 3--Italy will take no initiative toward peace until her "most sacred rights" are recognized. t--All attempts fo "crack or unsettle the Rome-Berlin axis are childish" and "those who Question its endurance lie." a--Hitler's seizures of the last 10 days in central Europe "had to come about." 6--Any creation of anli-fascist and anii-nazi bloc will be taken by Berlin and Rome as a challenge and "these regimes will accept their challenge and pass from defense to counter-attack on all points of the globe." 7 --Italy's password £s "more ships, more cannon, more airplanes at any cost ; . . even if it should be necessary to make a clean slate of what is called a civilized life." 8--The prevailing riffht of might means "woe to the helpless." Air Ya Listening ^^^^^^^SS 1 ^ m the program^celebi-atmg the comedian's first Caravan With Cantor Again BOBBY BKEEX --Sings at 9:30 p. m. COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM NETWORK 1210 KILOCYCLES Monday P. M. BOY BORN IN FORD CAR AT LAKE MILLS LAKE MILLS-Mr. and Mrs. Alton Tenold of near Hanlontown left their farm home for the Kingland hospital at Lake Mills Saturday morning, but before they arrived at their destination, were parents of a healthy seven pound son. ih'HiV? 5 " 1 ' o£ a dense f °e- the Mode! A Ford Mr. Tenold was driving was the birthplace for the faun couple's son. The father-to-be could not drive at a fast rate in the density of the log. and the boy was born in the lord, near the hospital. A physician arrived at the car and baby and mother were removed to the hospital, where they are reported to be getting along fine. AUNT HET By Robert Quillen "Tom kept his marriage secret, but I guessed it. When a man o' 50 turns against his best friend, he's gone crazy 01- it's the work of a wife." 5:15 Singin' Sam, Coca Cola 5:30 Tlie Lone Ranger, P f a f f Baking Company 6:00 News of the Nation, P. G. and E. 6:05 Sons of the Pioneers 6:15 Jim Woods' Sports Camera 6:30 The Chicagoans. CBS 7:00 News of the World, United Home Bank 7:05 North Iowa Forum 7:15 The Town Crier 7:30 The Rural Round Table 8:00 News 8:15 Music for Men, U. E I 8:30 The Town Crier 8:45 Old Refrains 9:00 9 O'clock Tempos 9:30 Eddie Cantor's Camel Caravan, Camel Cigarets, CBS 10:00 Evening News Roundup, Pat Patterson 10:15 Jack Marshard's Orchestra CBS 10:30 Cab Galloway's Orchestra, CBS 11:00 Clyde Lucas' Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Shep Field's Orchestra, CBS 12:00 Sign Off Tuesday A. M. 6:00 Alarm Clocki Hour 6:45 Morning News Roundup 7:00 Time and Tunes 7:15 Badio Chapel 7:30 Home Folks Frolic, Iowa Master Breeders 7:45 Musical Clock, Merkel's 8:00 Biehard Maxwell, CBS 8:15 Today in Osage, Osage Merchants 8:45 Musical Clock, Nash Coffee Company. 9:00 Pretty Kitty Kelly, Wonder Bread, CBS 9:15 Clear Lake on the Air, Clear Lake Merchants 9:30 Musical Workshop, Innes Department Store 9:45 Charles City on the Air, Charles City Merchants 10:00 Melody Time, Mier Wolf and Sons 10:15 Parade of Bands 10:30 The Morning Concert, Vance Music Company 10:45 Church in the Wildwood, Marshall and. Swift 11:00 Home Town News, Iowa Shoe Brokerage 11:15 Mystery Melody Game 11:30 Markets 11:45 American Family Robinson 12:00 Mac's Truckers 12:30 Front Page News, Pat Patterson, International Harvester Company 12:45 Hank Hook on the Street, Pritchard Motor Company 1:00 Milton Charles, CBS 1:15 The Town Crier 1:30 American School of the Air CBS 2:00 Columbia Concert Hall, CBS 2:30 Story o£ a Song, CBS 3:00 Today's Devotion, the Rev. Clarence E. Flynn | 3:15 Al Bernard and His Merry Minstrels, CBS 3:45 Four Clubmen, CBS 4:0» Current Questions Before the Senate, CBS 4:15 Columbia Concert Orchestra 4:45 The Mail Bag Hour 5:15 Singin Sam, Coca-Cola 5:30 Uncle Nick's Junior Music Hall 6:00 News of the Nation, P. G and £. (i:0o Sons of the Pioneers 6:ID Jim Woods' Sports Camera 6:30 Navy News 6:35 Stop and Listen 7:00 News of the World, United Home Bank 7:05 North Iowa Forum 7:15 The Town Crier 7:30 Emil and His Commanders 8:00 News 8:15 Music for Men, U. E, I. 8:30 Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan, Camel Cigarets, CBS 9:00 Barn Dance Frolic 10:00 Evening News Roundup 10:15 Jimmy Joy's Orchestra, CBS 10:30 Wayne King's Orchestra CBS 11:00 Sammy Kaye's Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Dick Stabile's Orchestra CBS 12:00 Sign Off series anniversary Monday over KGLO from 9:30 to 10 p. m. Bobby came to New York from his home in Toronto several years ago. Cantor heard the boy sing and immediately engaged Bobby to join him on the air. Under the veteran actor's guidance, the j'oungster soared to screen stardom. Also on hand to cut themselves a slice of birthday cake to celebrate a year of Caravan appearances will be the Mad Russian (Bert Gordon), Mr. Guify (Sid Fields) and Edgar Fairchild's orchestra. Other celebrants include Bert Parks announcer, and Kay St. Germain, vocalist, who are recent additions to the troupe. * * $ Dinner Hour Joy Soothing music rolls in from Chicago over the KGLO' air- lanes Monday at 6:30 p. m. as "The Chicagoans" cap the dinner hour with vocal and orchestral numbers for a half hour. FORUM GUEST H. W. Ncberjrall, head of (be Iowa bureau of investigation, will be the North Iowa Forum speaker over KGLO Monday from 7:05 to 7:15 p. m. The official, in Mason City in connection with an appearance before the Junior Chamber of Commerce group the same evening, will speak on scientific crime detection. · * * Rural Roundtable Troupe Celebrates "Is vocational agriculture in our high, schools filling the needs for our rural boys?" The answer to that question will be the target of discussion on the Rural Roundtable over KGLO Monday from 7:30 to 8 p. m. R. T. Nelson, Worth county agent of. Northwood, will preside and promises to raise plenty of questions for three high school ' vocational agriculture instructors. They are Howard U. Petefish, Northwood; Floyd Ruling, Manly; and Stanly Dunn, Plymouth. The four, who may be joined by a farmer, will carry on the discussion without any prepared script. T N B U BLUE NE1WOBK OKI K1LOI-V1XE3 MONDAY EVENING a:M Don Winalow o£ 1he Navy 5:35 Lamp Lighting Time 5:40 SportslEnts 5:45 Weather--Nov.'s 6:W Orphans oi Divorce .6:30 News 6:45 Opportunity Knocks 7:00 Car5on Robinson's Buckaroos 7:30 Those \Vc Love 8:00 Primrose quartet 0:30 Symphony Orchestra 9:00 True or False 0:30 rational Rsdio Forum 10:00 News 10:15 Fu JIanchu 10:30 Harry Jamts' Orchestra 10:45 Sammy Kaye's Orchestra 11:30 Bob Crosbys Orchestra NBC BBI NETWORK lima KiLur Z BOYS ARE HELD CEDAR RAPIDS, (/P--Two 13- year-old boys who have been returned from Atlantic, Iowa where they were found with a stolen car are responsible for the wave of house breaking here, police said .MONDAY EVENING S:00 Captain Mtdnishl 5:15 Dick Tracy Ti:SO Jfick Armstrong 5:43 Little Orphan Annie 6:00 Songzdlows 6:30 Nexvs ·!:00 Al Pearce's Cans 7:30 .Marparet Speaks 8:00 Hour of Charm 8:30 Eddy Duchin's Orchestra 9:00 Contented Hour 9:30 Band Concert 10:00 Amos 'n' Andy 10:13 Neu-s 11:00 Johnny-at-the-Piano 11:15 Dance Music TRUCK CARRYING FILM IS BURNED Fog Thought Cause of Headon Collision Near Fredericksburg FREDERICKSBURG -- R. F. Rettenmeyer of Cresco escaped serious injury v/hen the film truck he was driving was destroyed by fire following a collision believed caused by a dense fog two miles west of Fredericksburg early Sunday morning. The truck Rettenmeyer was driving and the car driven by Emil Bahlrnan of Stillwater, Minn., collided headon at 2 o'clock Sunday morning, the film truck being thrown into a ditch by the impact. Its driver crawled to safety as 'the vehicle burned. He suffered an injured arm. Bahlman was not injured. The truck carried film for theaters in northeast Iowa, and damage was believed to be largo, although an actual figure on the loss had not been ascertained Sunday night. HOUSE REPENTS EARLIER ACTION Votes to Allow Judges $4 Daily Expense When Away From Home DES MOINES, (P)--In a repentant mood Monday, the Iowa house voted to allow Iowa's district judges H daily expense when on duty out of their own bailiwicks. It is a 51 a day increase. The house defeated the proposal last week but on reconsideration Monday passed the measure by a 59 to 34 vote. Representative Harry E. Weicli- man (H) of Newhall, told the wuse the judges' allowance now is ·51 a day under that given state :heckers. Representative Gust ave Alesch .D) of Marcus, "watchdog" of the itate treasury, supported Welchman, explaining his own experiences as a member of the interim committee proved that "I couldn't get by on $3 a day, and I didn't stay at fancy hotels or eat in fancy ·estaurants," . Opposition was based on the heory that no salaries should be permitted by reason of economy. S. S. CLASS MEETS POPEJOY_Mrs. Perol Neely nd Mrs. Fay Walton were host- s*e£ to ihe March meeting of the Vesleyan class at the Walton ne^n?^f a L"^- T ''?, A PS Des Moines Without Cab Service in Strike DES MpiNES, W--Eighty-six taxicab drivers held Des Moines without cab service Monday, on strike for a wage increase under a proposed union contract. The drivers put their cars in the Yellow Cab garage here Saturday and declared they would not "roll" again until the company met union demands for a minimum wage guarantee of $22.50 a week for each driver. RURAL-URBAN RANKS DIVIDED Congressional Split on Additional Funds Apparently Develops WASHINGTON, (I?)--Congressional action on farm and relief appropriations was complicated Monday by an apparent split in the hastily-formed alliance o£ rural and urban house members advocating additional funds. Chairman Sabath (D., 111.) of the house rules committee announced his opposition to including $250,000,000 for farm parity payments irr the $1,067,000,000 agriculture department bill. Previously Indicated Support Sabath previously was one of several city congressmen who had indicated willingness to support the $250,000,000 item--not recommended by the president--if farm members would vote for the $150,000,000 emergency WPA fund sought by urban representatives and the administration. "The parity payments seem to me an unnecessary expenditure of a quarter billion dollars," Sabath said Monday. "That's no peanuts. Some of these boys . have been squealing for economy on relief. I svant to see how sincere they are." Hope to Follow Example Opponents of the parity fund expressed hope that a sizable portion of the farm-city group would follow Sabath's example, but sponsors remained confident, that the house would approve the money. (The parity payments are intended to place farm income on a par with the prices of articles which farmers buy. They should be in addition to $500,000,000 for regular benefits under the administration's agricultural program). GLASS TUBE INSERTED WATERLOO, (.P) -- Lawrence Crow. 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Crow, who is in a critical condition at a local hospital with diphtheria, has a glass breathing tube inserted through the wall of his throat. Things That Are Not NEWS! j* The Abel Label 2, Our Charge Account Service 3. 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