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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             rURLON E M 1ST MEM A ART NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THI NIWSPAPER THAT MAXIS ALL NORTH IOWANJ NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL UEASKD WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 22 1940 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THI WOT ji PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SICTJOKS SECTION OliE NO 143 BOY 11 ADMITS KILLING BROTHER 9 Parallels in 1916 Politics By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON the first time in 24 years republicans and democrats swing into a battle for the presidency against the ominous backdrop of bigtime European warfare The 1940 campaign scene has marked some striking that 1916 when Wood row Wilson rode to victory over Charles Evans Hughes on the slogan He kept us out of war Again the nation is trying to maintain neutrality Again a demo cratic administration is in power To Europe on a peaceexploring tour for President Roosevelt went Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles To Europe on a similar mission went President Wilsons unofficial ambassador Col E M House The allout war then had a sharper impact on this country than the present limited con flict Submarine sinking without warning of foreign merchant ves sels with Americans aboard brought from Wilson an ultimatum that unless Germany abandoned that sort of warfare the United States would sever diplomatic re lations Uncle Sam now forbids American ships and travelers to go into war zone waters T R Jeered Wilson In 1916 members of both par ties carried guns as well as flags in citizens preparedness parades New York society girls enrolled in a military training camp op erated by a woman of wealth at Erskine N J In contrast to the currentoyerwhelming keep out many then felt that U Sparticipation was inevitable i Tjv Teddy Roosevelt lam i Basted him for writing pussy footing notes jeered at the famed Wilson declaration a nation too proud to fight This years G O P fire is being directed chiefly at democratic do mestic policies On the interna tional side republican politicians are warning of the danger of our getting into the war Owing to the thirdterm enigma and the flock of leading possibili ties in both parties presidential prospects are much more muddled now thanin 1916 Wilson was an unopposed democratic choice for a second term Justice Hughes was a likely republican selection al though T R was getting more of the spotlight Hughes won the republican nomination on the third ballot Teddy Roosevelt was nominated by the progressives but declined and supported the republican tick et The WilsonHughes race was the closest since the HayesTilden contest Hughes having the bitter experience of learning that he had lost the presidency after believing he had won it Hughes Early Lead Early returns from the east and middlewestern cities gave Hughes such a large lead that New York newspapers ran the headline Sweeping Victory for Hughes Belated returns from rural sec tions jn the west showed Wilson gaining and on the third day aft er election his victory was con ceded Wilson received 277 elec toral votes Hughes 254 Before Wilsons second inaugu ration unrestricted submarine warfare caused severance of dip lomatic relations with Germany Less than a month after his in auguration he appeared before congress to ask a declaration of slate of war Iowa Woman 23 Is Killed by Automobile DES MOINES Jesse Lee 23 wife of a sergeant at the Fort Des Moines army post was killed instantly Thursday night when she was struck by an auto mobile near the post HORTHJOWA ClT MAKCH 16IS For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page Now REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS SLAYING OF LAD IS CLEARED UP BY CONFESSION Emmetsburg Child Says He Was Too Scared to Tell of Shooting mysteri ous slaying of 9 year old Bernard Mundus near Emmetsburg near Sunday night was solved Friday afternoon with the confession by ihe 11 year old brother William that he had killed Ber nard while the two were play ing In a confession made to Alto county Sheriff Bert Mont gomery Friday afternoon the young slayer saici he had failed to admit the story of the shooting previously because I was scared He expressed regret over the in cident saying Im sorry it hap pened Bernard and I were playing in the kitchen the boy said when Bernard walked over to a kitchen cabinet took a 38 caliber revolver out of a drawer arid handed it to roe saying Lets go outdoors and play Stick em Bernard started walking to wards the barn and I followed about six feet behind him I pointed the revolver at Bernards back and started pulling the trig ger I pulled the trigger about three times and the gun didnt go off I pulled the trigger again and it went off Barnard walked about three steps after being hit and then fell over I looked at his body and then walked back into the house I didnt tell anybody about IfwaTrscartd I didnt MII V i ii i just playing the yoUng1 slayer concluded Friday afternoon Palo Alto authorities and a state investi gator nrobins the slaying re ceived a ballistics report that the bullet taken from the boys body had been shot from a 38 caliber revolved found in the Mundus kitchen Previously of ficials had denied finding any weapon of 38 caliber in the Mundus household After receiv ing the report from Des Moincs officials questioned the boy Wil liam who confessed Mr and Mrs Lee Mundus par ents of the two boys were visiting in Emmetsburg at the time of the shooting and the victims body was found by his father late Sun day night The case had mystified investigators since because of the lack of motive and because the landscape obviated any theory of accidental shooting William xvas being held by au thorities in Emmetsburg Friday although no charges have been filed BERNARD illUNDTJS by brother The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with local snows Friday night and Saturday not so cold east and central Friday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy north and central mostly cloudy with occasional light snow ex treme south Friday night and Saturday continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 21 Minimum Thursday nijlit 1 At 8 a m Friday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum fifi Minimum 33 Italy Builds a Foirfor 1942 BRITISH UBOAT SINKS GERMAN SHIP IN BALTIC Daringly Invades Mined Waters New Move in Blockade Considered LONDON UR Great Britain disclosed Friday that a British submarine had sunk the 4947 ton German steamship Heddernheim at the entrance to the Baltic sea 3ut admitted loss oE seven neutral ships enroute to England in the last two days No war in 1942 seems lo be the motto in Rome where buildings for Italys worlds fair of 1942 are rapidly taking shape Many Congressmen Trying to Eat Cake and Still Have It CANDIDATES GO ON LONG TOURS Taft and Bridges Embark on Trips Dewey Schedules Talk Jp v By B HAKOUTOUVBK W A SHIN G T ON tempo of the campaign for the re publican presidential nomination quickened Friday with Senators Taft of Ohio and Bridges of New Hampshire embarking on fresh speaking tours and Thomas E Dewey of New York preparing to visit Illinois and Wisconsin next week Senator Vandenberg of Michi gan who said Wednesday that the republican nomination should not result from the transient impulse of a campaign tour will make a radio speech here Monday night on major 1040 issues On the democratic side Post master General Farley will leave next week on a southern tour It is billed as a round of postoffice dedications but since Farley now is an avowed candidate for na tional honors the trip will have more than ordinary interest to politicians Senator Taft who has appeared in 26 states thus far would not comment on Vandenbergs state ment about campaigning but by announcing additional speaking dates indicated that he was ignor ing it He talks Friday night at Louis ville Ky Saturday at Danville Ky Monday at Philadelphia and March 30 at Newport News Va Tafts friends said he was con sidering entering the Maryland and West Virginia primaries and it was slightly possible he would go into the South Dakota primary if Dewey is entered All these contests are in May lowan Cutting Down Tree Fatally Hurt Lester Eden CALAMUS 42 a farmer home near here Friday morning when a large tree which he and his son were cutting fell on him Attempt to Catch Votes on Spending and Also Economy By WILLIAM L EEALE JR WASHINGTON crazy quilt of political finesse is being stitched on Capitol Hill designed to catch 1940 votes with the para doxical pattern that a congress man jean support Increased spend jaeand te an economizer 1 This effort to demonstrate that you can eat your cake and have hinges on knowing when to be a budgetbalancer and when lo get money for Ihe home folks The senates 63 to 19 approval of for additional farm payments and predictions of house acceptance provided the most re cent display of a technic which belongs to no single party The best time to vote more dol lars even at the expense of throw ing an unbalanced budget further out of line is when the farmer is on the receiving end And the time to be noisiest about economy is when considering funds for purposes too general to be pinned down to any particular voting bloc on a congressional dis trict These embrace for evample such costly items as national de fense This political reasoning helps explain the striking similarity in appropriation records made by the last three regular sessions of con gress It also helps the voter under stand why his congressman de nounces excessive spending one day pleads for a flood control expenditure in his district the next and on the third day doesnt bat an eyelash while helping lift farm payments a couple of hundred millions The congress which met in Jan uary 1938 had an election record to make before the November polls opened The senate and house reverberated with demands for economy and the house appropria tions committee cut appropriations below the 1939 budget estimates Then the agriculture dcpart HAVE UMBRELLA HANDY SUNDAY Weather Bureau Says Temperatures to Be Cool in Iowa Easter DES MOINES this Easter tip from the weatherman Better have your raincoat anc umbrella within reach when you start out for church Sunday morn ing in that new ensemble weather bureau said tfia temperatures would be cold ant added that chances were even tha rain and snow mixtures would fal in the state Sunday Mercury readings averaged I degrees below normal Friday anc local snow flurries were forecas for Friday night and Saturday Low Thursday night was 1 above at Mason City It was tour above zero at Charles City while Ui higli of the last 24 hours was 4 at Keokuk It was nine above Fri day morning in Spirit Lake Council Bluffs reported snow was falling Friday Flurries were reported at Mason City Skies were overcast in all sections of the state except the extreme east and north central portions Dubuque Des Moines and Dav enport reported more than one inch of snowfall during the last 24 hours 17 BELOW COLDEST REPORTED IN MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS cold wave which set a 50year record low here for late March swept over Minnesota and eastern North Da kota Friday Minimum tempera ture here was 4 below zero with temperatures ranging downward lo 17 at Bemidji in northern Minnesota and 14 at Fargo N Dak Get ready for EASTER 1 Shopping Day Left To know what the new fashions arc like and what stores arc featuring them read the ads in he GlobeGazette LrCster Eden mcnt bill came along The result killedat his was added for farm pnrity payments so that according to the budget bureau a net in crease of in actual appropriations was tacked on the budget recommendations of 973000000 In January 1939 the new con gress met after an election in which republicans made sizable gains Many politicians interpreted the result as a trend against spend ing and the capitol again re sounded to economy pleas Yet the budget bureau reports congress added for farm payments and for disposing of surplus farm pro ducts to raise actual appropria tions to a net in crease of over budget recommendations The current session is too young to tell the final story But again in prosession talk economy was the keynote and again the house appropriations committee started wielding the ax on appropriation bills When the farm bill showed up the senate quickly voted parity payments LOOK INSIDE FOR Of the seven ships Danisii and one least six were reported to have Deen torpedoed without warn ing by Uboats which appeared to have launched a new offen sive in the North sea One Ger man submarine was believed sunk British reports said when rammed by the trawler Star of Peace during the night Greatest interest centered on the exploit of the British submarine which dared a heavily mined area to sink the Heddernheim on a route which German ships must follow in going from Norwegian waters to the reich The sinking aroused speculation on whether the allies were opening a drive against shipment of Scandinavian iron ore to Germany as the Hed dernheim was said in some reports to have carried ore First German merchantman de stroyed by a British submarine torpedo in this war the Heddern hein went down 8 miles east of Skagen at the northern tip of Den mark and just inside theKattega which between Denmark and Sweden is the German entrance t the Baltic pass traffic Nor wegian coast toward the cluding the muchneeded Swedish iron ore shipped to Germany by way of the Norwegian port of Nar vik In 1915 and 1916 the British navy made a powerful drive to interrupt the sea shipment of Scandinavian ore to the reich and there has recently been much agitation for a similar move at present in order to lighten the economic blockade of the nazi war machine Whether a bigstale alliei thrust at this northern supply line to the reich had been openec was uncertain But it was pointcc out that in 12 days during thi World war British submarine sank 14 large German steamship loaded with ore and caused 3 others to wait at Swedish porL until a German convoy system could be organized Naval circles said that the sink ing of the Heddernhem on the high seas and in accori with international law bccaus territorial waters in Ihc passag to the Baltic extended the usua three miles off shore The Gcr man crew of 36 also was warned the British reported asserting thi was in contrast to the sinking o perhaps seven Danish merchan ships by Uboats without wain ings in the last three days Of the 36man crew a Danis coast guard cutter rescued 35 on man was taken aboard the sub marine LESTER BARLOW Plans Bomb Test on Tuesday for Civilians PACE 2 All State Teams Turn to the Sports Page for the 1940 AllState High School Basketball Team selected lor Ihe GlobeGazette and other Iowa Dsiiy Press association newspapers throughout Iowa Many Gather at Worlds Saddest Street JERUSALEM fP p e a 1 i n g hurchbells and sunny weather in thousands of Holy Land na ives and pilgrims to worship Fri day on he day of Christs passion In the early hours of the morn ng Christians of many nalionali ios gathered at Pontius Pilates ourt for a devotional procession along the Via Dolorosa the sad dest street in the world With the wars concentration of housands of British troops Holy and disorders between Arabs nd Jews have almost disappeared and the air of dignity and orderli less here where the Nazarene jurdened with the cross walked o Calvary xvas typical of all 3alestine The ancient shrine Church of he Holy Sepulcher was a scene of devotion reflecting the abiding faith of Christianity in the permanence of the principles of Christ Few civilians were permitted to enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher this year because it is under repair but the service there lost none of its solemn splendor DAMAGE SMALL TOSYLTBASE Tour of German Island Outpost Made After Attack by British By ALVIN J STEINKOPF HORNUM Island of Sylt Ger many American news papermen including this corres pondent toured this island outpos of Germanys aerial front anc what were able to see tends to bear out the German version tha nearly seven hours of British born bardmerit twbdaysago had if i any military effectiveness Field Marshal Goerings own plane the Manfred von Hichthof cn carried us Thursday to the German coast where we trans ferred for a railway trip across the sixmile Hiudenburg clamnause way from the mainland to the island of Syll This is what we found 1 Sylts lifeline railway acres the causeway apparently undam aged However our train stoppec frequently for inspection of the rightofway 2 Shattered windows o air plane hangars but no evidence o direct hits onhangars 3 Sand dunes at the southen end of the island pitied withbomb craters Officers estimated tha about 40 bombs fell on the cxten sive grounds of the airport in tin south 4 A building which German identified as an infirmary with it roof blown off and walls cracked Germans said that no one wa killed there because all patient had taken refuge in the cellar be fore the building was hit 5 A small structure idehtificc ns a target range extensively damaged G Evidence that an incendiary bomb had struck a steel crane uscc to lift seaplanes from the watc but had sputtered out on Ihc iron platform Husband No 3 Pays License for Woman to Wed Mate No 1 DES MOINES littl marital incident left employes i the Polk county clerks offic dizzy A woman obtained a license t marry for the fourth t her first husband a minute Husband No 3 accompanied th prospective bride and bridegrooi to the clerks office acted as the witness and paid the marriage Ii cense fee Mrs Callahan Glad Shell Have One ChildNot Five City Elections to Be Held in North Iowa PAGE 3 MIAMI Fla in her humble home Mrs Emory Calla han 22 year old bride ofeight months was happy Friday that she would bear but one child in stead ot five Her belief that she would be come the mother of quintuplets created a twoday sensation that was deflated Thursday night when an examination showed she would give birth to only one The Miami Herald which had i provided her with n private hos pital room and all medical atten tion announced the result of the medical examination John S Knight publisher said he would continue to pay the cos ot her confinement until a mont after the birth of her child The Herald said Mrs Callaha believed an xray examination ha disclosed five distinct head struc tures when as a matter ot fact sh had only submitted to cxaminatio under a fluoroscopc which show through the body but docs not re cord a picture She apparently misunclcrsloo the comments of the physician nn believed he felt assured she bear quintupled the Herald saic Knight said he was convince thatMrs Callahan was honesll deceived by a misunderitandin REYNAUD WINS MAJORITY WITH 1 VOTE MARGIN French Premier Will Decide Whether to Continue or Resign PARIS Premier Paul eynaud won a onevote major y of confidence in the chamber f deputies Friday and immediate y announced a cabinet meeting o determine whether he would drop the reins of government he las held a little more than 24 louiS The official vote was 268 for ind 150 against his cabinet with 11 not voting The chamber now las a membership of 551 making G members absent There were reports that Rcynauds seven radicalsocial ist ministers including Minister of Defense Edouard Daladier wliom Reynaud succeeded as premier would resign from the government leading to Us col lective resignation The chamber closed its session ind set its next meeting for April However should the govern ment resign the chamber could be alled back into session at once Reynaud in his ministerial declaration which was read also to the senate pledged his ministry to direct all French energies to light and to win the war against Secmany which he charged was aided by the treachery of the Soviets Barring he radicalsocialist de velopment Reynaud hadex pressed his determination to re main in power pVe k e d many women heard OM finance minister appeal mil party support of his win the ivar cabinet butrightists hotly opposed his inclusion of three socialist ministers and t wo socialist undersecretaries This was the second check on the results of the first test of the government in parliament on a program to wage the war against Germany to victory The first estimate had placed the governmental votes at 288 The figure ot 240 it confirmed by the official check would def initely put the government in a minority in the chamber ot 551 members but whether technically it would be obliged to resign would depend on how the remain ing votes were divided between those the ministry and abstentions It was felt generally however that if he failed to obtain a ma jority of favorable votes Reynaud would follow the precedent of Ihe man he succeeded Edouard Dala dier and resign His government had only reason for existence he To win the War To win is to save evrrv thingr lie said To lose is to lose all Only a few timid handclaps reeled the premier as lie mounted the rostrum Similarly only a few responded when he had finished his declara tion Short outbursts from the right occurred when he spoke of treachery of the Soviets On a blunt statement of policy the new premier declared that FAUUKEYNAUn   

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