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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HlttLQH C fl HJST HEM DEPT Of CES U01 COUP VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND THI NIWSMKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NffGHtORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 18 1940 MOHAWK EDITION THIS PAFEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION OtTE NO 139 MOHAWKS GIVEN ROARING WELCOME THINK FASCISTS AGREEOTOWAR ON NAZIS SIDE Extension of Axis to Moscow Also Cited as Result of Conference By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN of the RomeBerlin axis to Moscow and possible eventual participation of in the European war on Germanys side were cited Mon day by excellently informed Ber Ijn circles as the apparent re sults of Mondays historic Bren ner Pass meeting between Fuehrer Hitler and Premier Mussolini The two statesmen appeared to have worked on plans for a complete reorganization of Europe with soviet Russia as their partner Berlin was filled with rumors thai German Foreien Minister von Ribbentrop would confer with Russian PremierForeign Commissar Molotov as soon as possible either in Berlin or Moscow Hitler and Mussolini to have agreed on poj mate participation of I European war on Ger if and when such a c be deemed preferable ent status of Italy as and yet not waging The only interpret In Italy up to the same meeting between the at the Brenner pass wa conference was t Until the time should come for fillingin the date for a dec laration of war it was said v Italy would lose oporttralty to demonstrate to the western powers that she is Germanys ally economically politically and ideologically Italy for instance ceased fur nishing certain implements of war to France The present GermanItalian coal agreement will be followed by other agreements for putting re sources of each atthe disposal of the other axis partner The coal agreement to furnish the major part of Italys coal needs by raii followed upon the British block ade of German coal being shipped by water Jn the event of Italys enter ins the war it was said Ger many would supply her partner with all the things necessary for waging war Hitler and Mussolini further agreed according to sources con sidered giltedged that an Italian Russian rapprochement must fol low next Among the first statesmen to learn the details of Mondays mo mentous border meeting between the fascist and nazi leaders will be United States Undersecretary of Stale Welles to whom it was said Mussolini would divulge such details as seemed expedient before the American sails for homo Wed nesday Thus as seen here President Senate Passes Hatch Clean Politics Bill WASHINGTON sen ate Monday passed and sent to the house the Hatch clean politics bill prohibiting political activity by state employes paid from fed eral funds The measure faces an uncertain future in the house where there were increasing indications that it may be shelved The bill extends the seven monthsold Hatch act to the states and carries a ban against political contributions exceeding a year Violators of this section would be sent to prison for at least five years and fined at least Passage of the measure which affects a large proportion of the 2600000 state and municipal em ployes came after two weeks of bitter floor debate It split the heavy democratic senate majority wide open along brandnew lines of cleavage President Roosevelt and his senate leader Alben W Barkley supported the bill aided by less than half the senate demo crats and a solid bloc of republi can members Opposition forces comprised a coalition of new deal and southern senators who seldom work in the lme legislative harness Led by v hearse zig zagged down the street Officers J W Ferguson and Dal Lee pursued it Whos dead asked Lee Lotsa people Whatsha think we got graveyards lor replied the driver What do you think weve got jails for the officers countered They arrested him for drunken driving Highway Fatalities in State Total 100 DESMOINES fatalities hit the 100 mark in Iowa Monday piling up a 1940 total 17 greaterthan thatof a similar two and a half month period last year Weekend victims included Joe Trimmer 27 of Glenwood Iowa killed in an autotruck collision there Hussell Wallace 45 Des Momes laborer killed and two others injured when their car struck a parked automobile and Claus Barnes 45 struck by a hit andrundriver in Cedar Rapids German Negotiator Arrives in Bucharest BUCHAREST Germanys renewed spring drive for more Rumanian oil andother products opened Monday with the arrival of Dr Karl Clodius top nazi trade negotiator It was reported he would demand a speedup in Ru manian oil deliveries md an in crease in the value of the German mark in terms of RUmm currency nic jiesiuuni maiK m terms ot KUman currency Hoosevelt will be given one more to give the nazis more goods for chance to find some formula for ivJ Ainu juint ALUUlUlel iUl tempting Great Britain and France on the one hand and Germany and Italy on the other hand to peace Without awaiting possible action by the American president how ever it was considered likely that German naval and air force activ ity against Britain would continue and GermanItalian diplomacy would be active in Soviet Russia and the Balkans Elated younf fliers told Mon day how their sky armada had pierced Britains Orkney island air defenses in fading daylight Saturday and how they peered through the dusk toward their targets on land and afloat They could not tell what war ships they hit but said that at least three battleships and one cruiser were struck and damaged They said three of Britains mightiest menowar the 42100 ton battle cruiser Hood and the 32000ton battle cruisers Re nown and Repulse were believed to have been in the royal navys Scapa Flow anchorage when the German bombers roared in from the North sea Conversation Is Declared Cordial BRENNERO Italy Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini con ferred for two and onehalf hours here Monday and then left each to return to his own capital A communique described their conversation as cordial Hitlers special train left for Berlin at 1 p m 6 a m C S T the same price in their own cur rency 15 minutes before Mussolini start ed back to Rome Their surprise conference staged with the barest of for malities began at a m a m C S T and had been expected to be brief There still was no inkling of what might come of the ren dezvous linked in diplomatic quarters with talk of a socalled peace drive The fuehrers private train was here when the eightcar special bearing Mussolini and his foreign minister soninlaw Count Ciano pulled in Mussolini Ciano and Hitler met on the station platform and then went at once to Mussolinis parlor car to start their talk Snow began falling as the two leaders met in the shadow of the Brenner pass once he gateway of Teutonic invasion and now the meeting place of the Rome Berlin axis partners Lavish decorations which had marked Hitlers visits to other places in Italy in times past were lacking Monday Pomp was dis pensed with and the ceremonies were cut to the barest require ments of official etiquet Italian flags and German swas tika banners however ornament ed the railway station of this tiny ullage and a red carpet lay across the platform between rows of pot ted plants These were the only festive signs SLAYING OF BOY 9 IN FARM MYSTERY Palo Alto Officers Seek Person Who Shot Lad Near Emmetsburg E M MET S BUR Alto rounty authorities Monday delved into the mysterious slaying of 9 year old Bernard Mundus found shot to death on his fathers farm late Sunday night by his father Lee Mundus The boys body was found near the side of a barn in the rear of the farm home The farm is located seven miles south of Emmetsburg Sheriff Bert Montgomery sajd Monday that a 38 caliber bul let had entered the boys back killing him instantly Coroner of Palo Alto county Dr R J Brink said that the boy was killed by a shot fired by an unknown party addinc that it was impossible for the boy to have shot himself Mr and Mrs Mundus were vis iting in Emmetsburg at the time of the shooting and had left Ber nard and his six brothers and sis tanr nt home All but Bernari flaying in the house durj y Louise 12 year old victim and oldest ii saidshe at no time isturbance outside were two unloaded 32 caliber in the L icr had been fired rei Montgomery the circumstance cials Monday con tinued their probe of the shooting An inquest was to be held on Mon day afternoon in Emmetsburg Harold Dahl Is Back in US With Decided Distaste for War NEW YORK a de cided distaste for war Aviator Harold E Dahl is back in the United States after dodging a Spanish nationalist firing squad and spending almost three years in prison He arrived Sunday on the American export line freighter Exira with five other Americans who had been imprisoned by the of General Francisco forces Franco A casual Hello Harold iow are you was the greeting he re ceived from his platinumblond wife whose photograph Dahl said was instrumental in causing Franco to grant him clemency after he was taken as a prisoner Be careful of my lipstick darling Mrs Dahl added as photographers urged them to em brace Hungarian Premier Will Confer With Mussolini in Rome BUDAPEST Hungary Premier Paul Teleki is leaving for Italy immediately for the Easter holidays and will confer with Premier Benito Mussolini and Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano it was announced official ly Monday It was expected that Teleki would leave for Trieste Monday night or Tuesday to visit relatives and then would proceed to Rome Officials emphasized the private nature of his trip but it was believed he was going also to make a close observation of Ger man and Italian relations It was said he would stay in Italy eight or ten days Sardines Piled 6 Feet Deep on Beach BUENOS AIRES of millions of shipwrecked sar dines washed ashore by heavy seas were reported Monday piled up on the beach to a depth of six feet nt Ushuaia Argentines south ernmost town For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS F R Hears Estimates of 9 to 12 Million Unemployed in U S WASHINGTON Roosevelts economic advisers it was learned Monday have sent him a memorandum indicating that the nation started 1940 with from 9000000 to 12000000 unem ployed The memorandum is a compila tion of differing estimates from prominent labor statistics sources It draws no original conclusions The president was told that the best unemployment figures avail able until the census takers check up in April are as follows Fsl KJI or IJM Av Jan IUID Indust Board 3100000 D300000 A F oj L 10100000 10200 TO C I 0 10700000 12000000 U S Economist 9800000 10500001 The economist one whose fig ures are used regularly by a half dozen federal agencies said that the higher figures for January due partly to the business decline in that month but largely to seasonal factors which always increase unemployment in that month This statistician figures that an average of 2000000 was unem ployed in 1929 with the figure rocketing to 14000000 in March 1933 declining to 6250000 in Sep tember 1937 rising again to 10 300000 in February 1938 and touching temporary bottom again at 8800000 last October If the usual seasonal factors op erate again this circum stance of which he is not sure be cause of the recent business de cline this economist calculates that unemployment should be down to about 9000000 in April The bureau of agricultural eco nomics meanwhile forecast a spring reversal of the downturn in business activity hut did not find any signs indicating a rapid im provement thereafter The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday colder northeast and extreme east Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy oc casional snow flurries extreme north colder north and east Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy colder extreme east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 43 Minimum Sunday night 29 At 8 a m Monday 30 Rain Sunday night 06 inch Monday YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 5 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 35 Minimum in night 19 At S a m Sunday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum Precipitation Tr Snowfall Tr U S Undersecretary May See Mussolini Again Before Leaving By UCHABD C ROME Two conferences among men from whom Europe waited to know whether the fu ture held peace or more war oc curred Monday at the same mo ment In one Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in a railroad car in Brenner Pass In the other Pope Pius XII and Sumner Welles conversed in the cnurchly quiet of the Vatican The possibilities of peace were believed to have been principal topics of both conversations held simultaneously either by design or coincidence W Welles President Roosevelts factfinder in Europe was ac companied to the lastscheduled conference of his tour by Myron C Taylor the presidents own envoy to the Vatican and re mained with the pope hour Although no further meetings have been arranged for Welles it still was possible that he might see Mussolini again before the time for him to embark for home Wednesday Mussolini headed homeward Monday and will reach here be fore Welles departure There was no mdicntion of what wis discussed in either confcr enee whether there was any link between them or whether Musso lini would see Welles again The setting given the Hitler Mussolini meeting was regarded in Berlin as a sign that it might be an event of transcendent im portance for both Germany and Italy The two chiefs of slate were accompanied by large retinues which in peacetime would be present only on state visits of the first magnitude W Tn Berlin diplomatic circles viewed the rendezvous of the Italian and German leaders as harboring untold possibilities while German sources predicted Discovers Swarm of Bees Frozen in Walls Removes Much WICHITA Kansr swarm of bees lived in the walls of Dr Gaumes garage for three years When they failed to appear after recent warm weather DrjGaume opened the wall The bees had frozen todeath in the unusually cold winter Dr Gaurae shared TOO pounds of honey stored in three years with his neighbors the talks measure operation would result in new of nazifascist co Although linked to Germany by a mutual assistance pact which is the foundation of the Rome Berlin axis Italy through six and onerhalf months of the European war has preserved her status of nonbelligerent The appointment offered the for facetoface consultation since the start of the their first since Sept 29 1938 when CzechoSlovakia was partitioned at Munich Since 1934 they had met four times Whether it presaged a German move a truce in Hitlers still largely unfought war with Great Britain and France was im possible to ascertain SCOUT EXECUTIVE DIES A M ES fP Funeral services for Clyde Raymond Hesse 60 Boy Scout executive who diedhere president 1 Trial in Blast Which Took 4 Lives Starts in Court at Omaha OMAHA dam age action arising from a Mount Ayr Iowa kerosene explosion which claimed four lives a year ago was ready for trial in district court here Monday The estate of Mrs Milo Morse is suing the Quaker Petroleum company of Omaha alleging kero sene sold to Morse a farmer was more highly combustible than permitted under Iowa law The March 7 1939 blast killed Mrs Morse and her four children RENAME HAYNES TO STATE POST Board of Control Also Reappoints Others to Institutional Jobs DES MO1NES Iowa board of control Monday reap pointed Warden Glenn C Haynes of the Fort Madison penitentiary for another 4 year term as head of Jhe institution The board also reappointed Dr Charles F Obermann as superin tendent of the Cherokee state hos pital and Dr L P Ristine as super intendent of the Mount Pleasant state hospital both also for 4 year terms Dr Frederick J Swift com mandant of the Iowa soldiers home at Marshalltown will continue in that capacity until June 1 when his successor will be named the an nouncement said All four institution chiefs held Rescue Crews Press Efforts Nevertheless to Get to Victims ST CLAIRSVILLE Ohio Hope virtually was abandoned Monday for 71 miners trapped since Saturday in the Willow Grove coal mine Nevertheless rescue crews con tinued their feverish efforts to penetrate falls of slate blocking the chambers in which the men werecaughtby a mighty explo sion attributed by mine workers either to gas or coal dusl f The bodies of John Marks motorman and Ross McFadden were removed from Hie mine Monday They were the first of the entombed men to be recov ered Coroner C C Hardesty immedi ately began an inquest More than 100 miners reached the surface safely through an aii shaft shortly after the blast Two men lost their lives breathing poisonous fumes in a futile attempt to reachthe others John Owens president of the Ohio district of the United Mine Workers suneyed the wreckec tunnels Sunday night and declarcc he held no hope whatsoever that any of the entombed miners were alive Fourman squads equipped will on automatic loading machine worked in shifts removing slate from the clogged passages V R V Clay general manager of Ihe Hanna Coal company said about 44 men working as a unit were trapped three miles from the mine entrance The other 27 were in scattered jrroups nearby when the explosion struck Company officials admittinj only a miracle could have save the missing listed 71 men still in the mine The mine was regarded as one of the nations safest H produced approximately 1JOO tons of coal daily and employed about 500 men uiicieu me mi iuur iiumuuon cniezs netc two leaders their first opportunity their last 4 year terms under ap pointments from the previous democratic administration Railway Conductors Official Succumbs CEDAR RAPIDS Montooth 58 senior vice president of the Order of Railway Conduc tors of America died at his home Sunday night of a heart attack He was elected to the office in April 3934 Previously he had served uiu utio ni Lrtllcl Sunday will be held Tuesday 1 O R C Get ready for EASTER 5 Shopping Days Left To know what the new fashions are like and what stores are featuring them read the ads in the GlobeGazette SCHOOL CHEERS CHAMPIONS AT HUGE ASSEMBLY Throng Escorts Cagers From Nora Springs to Local Celebration Pictures on Faxes 7 11 12 13 Echoes of Sundays roaring celebration reverberated in Mason City Mondayas more honors were planned for the history making Mohawk bas ketball team the 1940 cham pion and winner of 32 straight games Monday morning the champions were hailed by their school companions at a high school assembly at which several speakers were heard As the high school and junior ollcge closed for the day the ju Jilant students streamed through he business section They galh jtily created platform Irk where cheer lead Istudcnts in several he Celebration continued nday as students drove through the city siastic crowd oE afternoon r e local cagers for iisationat achieve ments Organized only a lew hours be fore by the Junior Chamber of Commerce the spontaneous cele bration began with the teams ar rival in Nora Springs where a procession nearly three miles long was formed Tiiis shriekinp parade ended at State and Federal avenue where the crowd packed sol iilly iu the streets turned bed lam loose in wild cheers for the champions who made basketball history at he tournament which ended Saturday night at Iowa Ciiy A program impromptu but sparkling was presented from the top of a bus with H B Hank Congratulations Are Sent by Ames A feleeram of congratulations for the Mohawks was received Monday from John L Larson superintendent of schools at Ames The wire stated Ames congratulates Mason City for winning a most deserving cham pionship Hook as master 0 ceremonies broadcasting oveiradio station KGLO and a public address sys tem After the band played the school song Mayor Ray E Paulcy heni lily congratulated the team add ing always had faith in you He declined the team had the will to do and symbolized the determination to be he best Gatfield E Brcese represent ing the school board said he just had a message from St Pat rick congratulating the Mo hawks on their victorious sea son Were mighty proud of these they make up the greatest team ever in Iowa And theyre fine specimens of sports manship Master ot Ceremonies Hook re ported that Iowa University Grid Coach Eddie Anderson native Mason Cityan had predicted the Mohawks would win the state title In addition to Anderson others who congratulated the Mo hawks at Iowa City were Basket ball Coach Rolhe William Presi dent Eugene A Gilmorc and oth ciy He said sports writers discussing the Iowa Daily Press association allstate team were in a quandry unless they named all Mohawks on the first squad As the individual players were introduced and made brief re marks they received tumultuous applause from the happy crowd Players and their remarks in cluded I knew we could do it Im too hungry to say much except how happy I am It was p m and the players had not yet had the noon day Harbour Everythings swell I hope we can do it again next year Humphrey who carried the tro phy We did it because we have five of the best fighters Colloton who managed to get to the lop of the bus despite a severe   

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