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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HAHLOM e R H I ST MEM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THf NEWStAKft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NilGHIORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FWB CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 1940 MASON CITY THE MIGHT SPOT THIS CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION OWE NO 147 ALLIEDRED TENSION NEAR BREAK 5 NAZI PLANES SHOT DOWN IN BRITISH BATTLE Marked Increase in Air Activity Over Metz Is Reported LONDON press dipatches from the western front said Wednesday night that five German Messerschmitt lighting planes had been shot down in three Britishnazi air battles Seven British plaiies fought 31 German fighters during the corn hats the dispatches said In addi tion to the five German planes reported shot down one German Dornier and one Messerschmitl were reported driven to earth and believed destroyed The air ministry announced that two German aircraft had been shot down in flames Tuesday in a fight with the British near Metz France on the western front The official British account said that one British fighter plane was shot down but that the flyer escaped by parachute It described aerial activity in the neighborhood Metz as showing marked increase The British version said that a formation oE seven German re connaissance planes escorted by fighters was intercepted by a royal air forte unit Several combats took place and our fighters having broken up the enemy formation forced the enemy to abandon his reconnais sance One ofour patrols encounterec a formation of nine enemy fight ers In the ensuing fight two enemy aircraft were seen to go down in ilames to Telephone Police to Take Him to Jail CLIFTON N J desk sergeant at police headquarters rubbed his eyes twice at a m Wednesday when a voice on the other end ol the telephone wire said nervously Im a burglar and I tried to rob Roys Clam Bar Roy caught rne and hes making me call you up Will you please come and ar rest me Police found Roy Dalrymple with a shotgun and his prisoner identified as Anthony C Ochab with hands high in the air Dal rymple explained that robbed ol a fortnight ago he had been awaiting the Intruders return He even had nickels on the counter for the telephone call Norman Baker Bond Is Denied by Court KANSAS CITY eighth federal circuit court of appeals Wednesday denied bond to Nor man Baker rounder of hospitals at Muscaline Iowa and Eureka Springs Ark who has appealed a mail fraud conviction 9 DIE WHEN BUILDING FALLS Homeless Persons Who Crawled UnHer Structure Are Crushed to Death SANTA ROSA Ca bodies of nine homeless persons two of them women were placed in a morgue Wednesday after being recovered from beneath a warehouse that collapsed and dropped 250 tons of stored prunes on them Forty rescue workers directed by Undcrsheriff Ted Lewis toiled all Tuesday night under the glare of flood lights hunting more bod ies The victims eight of whom were Indians crawled under the warehouse Tuesday to get out of a rain They were crushed to death when the storm and the weight of the sacked prunes caused the old building to slip from its stiltlike supports The flattened forms lying in a circle were found under the floor It was a terrible thing to look Undersheriff Lewis said They were smashed and man gled almost beyond recognition The floor came down so suddenly that I guess they didnt know what happened Not a one of them had a chance looked like the storm had weakened the building and un dermined the foundations First Step in Nominating a President n More than usual interest was shown in the republican precinct caucuses held throughout Cerro Gordo county Tuesday evening Party leaders ascribed if to a trend back to republican principles and to the act the county has its own potential candidate for presidential nominee in the choosing of which the precinct caucuses comprised the first step precinct caucus that held at the Davidson store in Portland home r u Milder prom left to rielt around the circle are Mf3 Hanford MacNWer Mrs Harry Bisgroye Mrs II Davidson w H Davidson Lynn A Bauer M G Bell Mrs M G Bell Gi cs Frje and Colonel MacNirter The caucus chose Mr Bluer Mr Davidson and Colonel MacNidcr delegates to the county convention the to tlle convention which will be held in the counts courthouse at 10 o clock Saturday morning The county convention will elect 32 delegates to the state convention at Des Moines Friday April 12 The state convention will elect 22 delegates to the friH Ti in Philadelphia June 24 at which the republican presidential nominee will be chosen Lock photo Kayenay engraving EXPORTS KEEP ft 53 3gn Marehall said the teacher had a stiff knee walked with a cane and was unable to flex her wrist He said that in 33 years of service she had been absent 155G about 8 teaching tardy 724 times a local record A person who cannot walk and put on her coat without help is a fire hazard Marshall is bound to slow up the exit from school in case of emergency Ice on Windshields Results in Fatality REMSEN Hughes 78 year old farmer near here was killed in a truckauto colli sion Coroner H S Luken attribut ed the accident in part to ice that formed on the windshields and cut down visibility The crash occurred two miles south of Remsen Boards Biggest Problem Is 275 LOOK INSIDE FOR rtEjW YORK education Is fussed because it cant Woodhne Asserts retire biggest 275 Dl C I i pound married woman teacher rlane Sales Make Board President James Mar Equipment Latest Inaction of theboarcfof super intendents which must approve WASHINGTON has balked efforts to force retire Woodnng testified Wednesday ment of the 51yearold woman a that the new policy permitting grade school teacher since 1906 export sales of the newest Amert M can war planes was designed to keep the air corps constantly sup plied with the most modern equipment Appearing before the house military committee the war de partment chief flatly declared that the revised policy would not result in disclosure of mili tary secrets nor in delay 6f the air corps expansion program When it is to the advantage of the national defense the war de partment will negotiate for de ferred deliveries on contract planes Woodring testified If manufacturers take advantage ol foreign orders then prior to re lease for sale abroad manufactur ers shall agree to accept change orders on existing war depart ment contracts The government must be fully protected and any authorized de lays must not interfere with the delivery of equipment for units immediately necessary for our de fense needs Simultaneously without wait ing for the committees reaction other army and navy officials met with representatives of the air craft industry to discuss the new policy and its immediate appli cation Although the allout coop eration decision was reached atter the house inquiry had been ar ranged there were no immediate signs of violent disagreement by individual members of the ivili tary committee Chairman Hartcr DOhii of the subcommittee which in itiated the investigation said he thought the formulation of a concrete export policy made the move worthwhile Other committee members said that while the allies would bene fit by acquiring the latest war planes without delay this coun trys defense would profit by get ting better models at reduced costs The white house Tuesd expressed satisfaction with the new policy which replaces the previous program of refusing new type ships to foreign buyers As outlined by committee mem bers the revamped policy lets the allies have the newest planes pro vided the manufacturers have a better one in sight Harter em phasized however that military secrets such as the Sperry boirb wasight and a newtype super charger would not be released with the planes SNOW COVERS NOftffl Slippery Roads Also Reported Dust Falls in Parts of State DES SvfOINES heavj snow storm felt in one section o Iowa while northerly wind brought Oklahoma and T e x a panhandle dust to other sections the weather bureau reporte Wednesday The fine reddishbrown dust covered the tops of automobiles buildings streets and window sills in DCS Moines Thursday morning first deposit seen this year It came high over the top ot the clouds that blanketed Iowa during W L MACKENZIE KING HisWarFokiesWin Support in Canada PAGE 2 Improvement Work PAGE 12 BRITISH TRY TO LURE OUT NAZI SHIPS TO FIGHT Warships Tightening Blockade Against German Ore Imports LONDON IP While British warships busied themselves with Ightening the blockade against Jerman ore imports in hope of uring the German fleet into open Jattle Great Britain counted on he royal air force Wednesday to prevent any spread of German iiibmarine raids Concentration of British de stroyers and submarines in the Skiigerrak off the Danish and Norwegian coasts was aimed pri marily at cutting Germanys ore supplies from Sweden but neutral observers saw a deeper motive They said that if Germany could be goaded to send out a cruiser squadron against these comparatively light forces the British probably would have some heavy units nearby to fall upon the Germans with su periorpower Meanwhile Britain continued to count her mounting merchantile losses The reported sinking on Sunday from an undisclosed of the British tanker Daghestan 5742 tons spoiled a British ad miralty announcement made only Tuesday that the week ending last Sunday midnight was the first since the war began in which no British or allied merchantman had been sunk The 6574ton British steamer Castlemoor Wednesday was re ported overdue and was feared lost with her crew of 40 Thirtysix survivors from the Ros sington Courtrammed and sunk by an unidentified tanker in mid Atlantic March 13 were landed in Britain Wednesday bya motor ship which had rescued them from a single lifeboat The Norwegian admiralty an nounced Tuesday night that eight or nine British destroyers were sighted in Norwegian waters last Friday when German ships were passing the coast that a Nor Barlow Shows Power of Bomb the night the bureau said Charles City and Mason City reported four inches of snow as a heavy blanket covered the northeast section of the state as far south as Dubuque Iowa Falls had an inch of snow while La Crosse reported five inches Light mist was reported as far west as Des Moines but the west ern part of Iowa was dry Temperatures warmer than any reported since spring began last week ranged from a high of 44 de grees Tuesday at Kcokuk to a low Tuesday night of 24 degrees at Mason City It was 26 degrees at Charles City Clouds still covered the state Wednesday morning with tem peratures just about normal the bureau said The bureau predicted more cloudy weather Wednesday night but showers and wanner Thurs day The highway patrol said high ways were icy and very slippery in north Iowa as far south as Ames and Cedar Rapids with freezing temperatures reported at Ames and Cedar Falls Roads were wet at Oskaloosa and Iowa City but normal in the balance of the state wegian torpedo boat fired a warn ing shot in one instance The Norwegian report said that countrys minister to Lou don had been instructed to make another protest of alleged violation of Norwegian wattrs by the British Talk of a possible future en gagement at sea came at the same time the admiralty was recalling its success of last December against the Admiral Graf Spec with a charge that sailors of the German pocket battleship refused to fight after taking refuge in Montevideo harbor The admiralty statement said witnesses aboard British mer chantmen had seen the crew re fuse to lake the Admiral Graf Spec out to face British warships even after eight appeals from hc German officers Semifinal Play Faces North Iowa Indie List PAGE 13 60 Grinnell Students Study job Prospects CHICAGO Grinnell students are spending the remain der of tlie week here in an effort to learn first hand what the busi ness world expects of them The young men and women will inter view factory superintendents sales managers and personnel directors on their chances of finding work after graduation Marathon Champ in Modern Olympics Dies ATHENS Greece Louis 72 marathon champion in the first modern Olympic games at Athens in 1896 died here Tucs day A liquid oxygencarbon ex plosive is given its first public demonstration on tljc grounds of the Glenn I Martin company manufacturers of h o m b i n g planes at Middle River Md near by Lester P Barlow creator of the explosive Barlow Is shown above placing a charge ot the explosive into a bomb nitiative of aul Reynaud s Exhibited By ncMITT MacKENZIE A P Foreign Affairs Writer The French governments sensa onal demand for the withdrawal f Soviet Ambassador Surits with Inch Moscow has complied lias Bveral points significance The meaning seems to be this 1 There is first of course the vious reason that the French ovcrnment took offense at Surits elegram to Stalin regarding the ussoFinnish peace construed y Paris as a slur against the lies 2 The French government has Jecn under pressure from rightist olitical quarters to break with ussia the primary reason being destroy bolshcvist influence in ranee and permit the smothering f the communist party which had eveloped considerable strength 3 Since France of course has cted with the approval of the British government the move is lir notice to the Muscovites either 3 get into the war with Germany r to observe neutrality 4 It also is notice to the reds liat the allies will strike if Rus ia employs aggression against any Salkan state or elsewhere within he allied sphere of influence 5 H is a powerful hint to Mus olini not to become involved in litlers plan for Hie creation of a riple entente embracing Italy rermany and Russia 6 It represents initiative on he part of Paul Reynauds now covenimcnt formed to replace hat of Premier Daladicr whiel fell because parliament wantet more action Sheriff Finds Excitement No Robbers DUBUQUE tele phoned Sheriff Leo Elsbncl here Tuesday night that two sus piciouslooking men probabl were going to hold up Lciscrs gar dens at Sngcville ncur here As Deputy Sheriff Mike Konxe got into his bulletproof vest t make the call his gun fell to th floor discharging and woundin iiim seriously in the leg When the sheriff called the Kon zcn home to notify the deputy wife what liaci happened Mr Konzcn roused herself with diffi culty The family had been dan gerously near asphyxiation fron fumes of a defective refrigerate unit the sheriff said A few minutes later Mrs Oliv Leisers car skidded on icy pave ment spun into a tavern fron shattered the window and injure her leg She owns the Garden where the purported holdup al tempt was scheduled The holdup There Wiisnl any SLASH COSTS ON WAGE LAW House Members Stand Back of Appropriations Group in Voting Cut WASHINGTON house stood squarely behind its appro priations committee Wednesday and insisted on slashing President Roosevelts recommendations for wagehour law administrative ex penses H defeated on a teller vole of 115 to 148 an attempt by Repre senative Casey D Mass to re store a cut in budget estimates for wagehour salaries for the fiscal year beginning July I That would have raised the total for salaries to 35865000 The appropriations committee had asked the house to cut a total of 51080000 including the salary item from the presidents total re quest for for the wage hour administration because of a confused administrative prob lem and because the law needed amendments The proposed total was 800 more than the current appro priation Colonel Phillip Fleming wage hour administrator was repre sented in the house as believing that if congress failed to provide adequate funds for enforcement The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night Thursday cloudy with showers and warmer MINNESOTA mostly cloud rain or snow Thursday and ex trcmc west Wednesday night risinjr temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stati of the wagehour law the should be repealed law tics maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Snoiv YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum OB incl 13 inclic WELLES HAS 1 Arrive Thursday inNY Will Go at Once to White House ABOARD CONTE DI SAVOL Enroute to New York delsecretary ol State Sumne Welles has completed his repoi on the European situation and expected to hand it to Presiden Roosevelt Thursday afternoon The Savoia arrives in New Yoi at 0 a m Thursday Welles expected to go lo Washington im mediately after landing for white house conference in tl afternoon He has been in constant commu nication with Washington rcgarc ing developments in Europe sine he ended his factfinding missio for the president His aide worked in his suite preparing 11 final draft Welles report although be lieved to sny that prospects peace in Europe are extreme poor since at present the allie and German war aims do not at ford compromise probably do scribes in detail conditions with belligerent countries He was be lieved to have devoted much i the report to the attitudes of be ligercnl countries toward tl United Slates interest in ultima peace particularly to the econom ic angles Welles conferred Tuesday with Bert Fish United States minister to Egypt who described allied military preparations in the near east and Robert Scotten retiring councillor of the embassy at Madrid and ministerelect to San Domingo who reported on the Spanish attitude toward he war Man Who Stole in Church Starts Term BRAINERD Minn vin Schmidt who went to church to steal began a sixmonths sen tence in Crow Wing county jail Wednesday Schmidt 23 admitted NVOYTOPARIS S RECALLED BY RENCH ACTION Russian Ships Held by British Common Foe With Nazis Seen By UNITED PRESS The allied powers hinted broadly gain Wednesday that soviet Rus ta must be linked with Germany s a common loe That lie war route to the rcich may lead through soviet territory long has been a con tention of unofficial British and French circles some of which have urged that Britain lead a new European crusade against the bolsheiiks That decisions involving the Moscow government may not be ong postponed was indicated by hese developments 1 France all but broke off re atious with Moscow by demand ng and gelling the withdrawal ot Soviet Ambassador Jacob Surits on the grounds that he tried to send n telegram to Moscow de louncing the AngloFrench war mongers in connection with the end of lie war in Finland It ateiappeared that Hie telegram nerely was forwarding a resolu tion adopted by the Russian col ony in Paris Z Great Britain despite Russian protests to hold two soviet steamships at llongkone and reported in dispatches from Shanghai to have seized a third ctrryimf copper from America J The new FrenctT rifling purses while their owners were in the confessional Francis Catholic church at St here Freed of Blame in Slaying Man Leaves Jail Gloomily MINNEAPOLIS iP Frank Leschisin 67 year old elevator operator looked gloomily at the jailer as he unbarred the cell then heard him say You can go now youre free Even then as he gathered up his few things with the aid of his son John he never utltered a walked wearily into the night from the cell he entered a wcok ago after he shot and killed his wife Mary 57 in their apartment and voluntarily sur rendered to police saying Yes I shot should have done it 15 years ago He was free because a county grand jury refused to indict him after hearing testimony from his son his wifes sister whom he called after the shooting March 20 and instructed her to summon po lice and several neighbors A county prosecutor saitl they testi fied for him and that 50 others wanted to appear to urge his cause Lcschisins only comment since his arrest had been that his wife nagged him constantly and they had quarreled most of their 35 years of married lite nounced the soviet Iniaim in giving aid to Germany was being urged to strengthen its uncertain political position by stronger ac lion against the bolsheviks Forty four exdeputies now are on trial in France and their prosecution may be pressed vigorously 4 Both Paris and London have indicated through official or semi official sources thst the allies would not hesitate to fight soviet Uussia as in Finland if the cir cumstances warranted and his at titude appears to have been bol stered by recent nazi efforts to bring Russia and Italy into a bloc wiih the rcich to drive allied in fluence from the Balkans Those the present strain on relations ot the allies with Russia and the allied efforts to cut into Pacific ocean shipments via Siberia to Germany seem to indicate that the Paris and London governments were about totakc up arms against the Russians to get to the nazis by way of Russia It is obvious that the Britisli and French have taken the attitude that there is now no point in trying to improve relations with Moscow But on the other hand thr British are not likely to lake any hasty steps in that direction On several occasions British Prime Minister Neville berlain has resorted to unusual Phraseology in regard to rela tions with Uussia by saying that Britain was not at with the Soviets Thus it has been emphasized since the collapse of the Finnish war that the British and especially the French have given full con sideration to whether it would be wise to fight the Russians and Gennans at the same time rather than permit the Soviets to cling to a technically neutral position that enables them lo supply the naxi war machine with essential ma terials Both Adolf Hitler and Josef V Stalin ardently want to maintain that status for both countries and to bring Italy into the As a result the Russian government is believed likely to be slow to take any action that might provide an excuse for the allies to break re lations the French demand for Souritz withdrawal was accepted reluctantly by Moscow although both the French and British am bassadors long have been absent from the soviet capital Tells How Surits Raised French Ire PARIS Paul Rey naud reported to his war cabinet Wednesday on the action oC the Russian government in agreeing to recall Soviet Ambassador Jacob Surits at the French governments demand No communique was issued af ter the meeting It was learned however that Reynaud reported to the cabinet that a congratula tory message on Russias victory over Finland had been liled 30
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