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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MASON CITY VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRKS AND UKTTCp LEASED WIRES THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY THIS CONSISTS Of TlVo SECTION BRITISH TAKE 2 NORWAY CITIES ILLINOIS DEMOS INDORSE THIRD TERMOFFR Dewey Leads 4 to 3 Over Vandenberg in i Nebraska Primaries RESULTS AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press ILLINOIS President Roosevelt defeats I Vice President Garner 6 to 1 jr democratic preference vole Thomas E Dewey unopposed or republican ticket Democrats renominate Senator Slattery and choose Harry B Hershey for gubernatorial nom inee over Lieut Gov John Stelle Republicans pick C Wayland Brooks for senator and Dvvight H Green who prosecuted A Capone for governor NEBRASKA Thomas E Dewey leads Sen ator Vandenberg of Michigan 4 to 3 in republican presidential balloting President Roosevelt unopposed Senator Burke loses to Gov R L Cochran for democratic re nomination former Gov Arthur Weaver and Hugh Butler grain man in close republican sen atorial contest Republicans retain first dis trict congressional seat in spe cial election HydeSweet chosen to succeed late Representative V TOP HEAVY VOTE FOR F R IS PILED UP CHICAGO demo crats indorsed the third term movement in Tuesdays presidcn tial preference primary by pilinj tip a topheavy vote for Presiden Roosevelt in his contest with Vic President Garner At the same time Thomas E Dewey of New York added impc tus to his bid for the republicai presidential nomination by cap luring a big proportion of hi partys votes although unopposei in the preferential balloting The presidents margin over Garner was about 6 to 1 on th basis of returns from 5741 of thv states 8336 precincts The vote Roosevelt 813064 Garner 131369 Dewey polled 491460 votes from 5144 precincts or about 91 per cent of the total vote of the t w o republican candidates for governor The vole at this point in the tabulation indicated the com bined total of Roosevelt and Gar ner would be about 1370000 and that for Dewey about 796000 Both major parties engaged in bitter struggles for nine statewide nominations With one exception all candi dates on the slate backed by tin KcllyNashHorner group appar ently won nomination Lieut Gov John Stelle con ceded victory to Harry B Her shey former chairman of the democratic state committee and the organization candidate fo governor BURKES DEFEAT TO COCHRAN CONCEDED LINCOLN Nebr kas primary voters made it in creasingly plain Tuesday they preferred Thomas E Dewey fo the republican presidential nomi nation over Senator Arthur Van denberg of Michigan Dewey had 79748 unofficial to Vandenbergs 58387 as of the states 2033 precincts were tabulated Senator Edward R Burkes campaign manager conceded the nomination of Gov R L Coch ran in the democratic senatorial rsce when 1543 precincts gave Cochran 65540 to Burkes 46 45 Cochran based his campaign on charges that Burke had re pudiated 1934 new deal pledges by his senate record The Omahan frequently has been an adminis tration foe Running alone on the demo cratic presidential preference bal lot President Kooseveit piled up 88607 ballots in 1570 precincts Both preference results are tra ditionally binding in each partys 14 convention delegates Hugh Butler Omaha grain man jumped ahead of former Gov Arthur Weaver in the republican senatorial contest polling 48883 comparcd rj h Terry Carpenter who proposed Higher age pensions by giving the state 3 wholesale liquor monop 2 More Capitols Under Hitler bombed by nzi J 1 of Oslo capital of Norway which German troops captured in their in led iXme of fhe attacSksher been en nd Center of to collectjon by Reichsfuehrcr Adolf Hitler in osi0 Norwa COMBAT AREA S REDEFINED Proclamation Sets Up New Sections Which U S Boats Must Avoid WASHINGTON toosevclt signed a proclamation Vednesday redefining the corn oat area set up in European wa crs last November There was no immediate word n the waters included in the rca defined in the new proc imalion although presumably ic coinoat zone wis extended to candinavian waters The white house merely an ounccd the president had signed ic document leaving it to the tale department to make it public fter Secretary Hull had signed American vessels are forbidden o enter the combat area 20 Killed When Oslo ell to Nazi Forces LONDON Reuters Bntish news agency dispatch rom Stockholm Wednesday uoted newspaper reports there lat 120 Norwegians were esti Tiated to have been killed during uesdays occupation of Oslo by he Germans I Molybdenum Mine in Norway Believed One of Nazi Objectives LONDON of the first objectives of the German army in its invasion of Norway army men believed Wednesday is the vast Molybdenum mine near the south east coast the most valuable in Europe Germany heretofore has pur chased large quantities of the min eral of utmost importance in the manufacture ot war materials and it was presumed the invaders would seek immediately to utilize the mines with intensification of he war against Great Britain and r rancc The mines owned by the Knaben Molybdcngruber company arc lo cated near Fjoerlancl in South Norway about 25 miles from the western coast and some 50 miles from Kristiansand Their location puts them well within the area of present German operations in Nor way y maintained a slim but steady ad over former Gov Keith No lle in the democratic guberna nal contest Carpenterhad 55 ln in 1581 prccinnls Neville bZ j Proposal of Peace by Negotiation Meets Cries of No No LONDON of no no never filled the house of com mons Wednesday when Labor Member David Kirkwood asked R A Butler undersecretary for foreign affaire if it was not about time we were discussin the idea of having peace by nego tiation Butler replied that lie was not prepared to add to previous gov ernment statements about Brit ains war and peace aims of two Ger man transports and one destroyer in Skagerrak reported by British source Two British destroyers and one German sunk in Narvik battle as Germany and Allies struggle for control of Norway Chamber lain says three other German de stroyers set afire and seven sup ply ships sunk fighting continues along coasl BERLIN Germany acknowl edges loss of two cruisers reports scoring hits on numerous British warships and success in consol idating Norwegian gains reports negotiations with Norway to reach mutually satisfactory1 agree ment STOCKHOLM Norwegian troops reported fighting Germans at Elverum 75 miles north of Oslo Norways two largest war ships sunk at Narvik Sweden maintains precarious neutrality government faces confidence vote on Nor wegian coup French fleet turned over to British for Norwegian op erations strength en frontier forces await develop ments y ABISKO Swedish mans torpedo two Norwegian war ships at Narvik with loss of 54 lives CAR GOES IN RIVER MARSHALL Minn would be a joke if it was my car remarked H G Cavanaush when Night Officer Hubert Her ring asked for help in getting an automobile out of the Redwood river But it was Cavanauglvs car And he subsequently found his wife in a hospital with three fractured ribs Sunk in Narvik Sea Battle Bitter Sea Battle Rages for Control of the Skaggerak Norwegians Are Resisting at Scoglund ABISKO Norwegian Swedish Frontier major battle between Norwegians and Ger mans was reported developing Wednesday near the village of Scoglund where the Norwegians were in strong defensive position against German forces landed on the coast south of Tromsoe According to messages re ceived at the frontier the port Df Tromsoe still was in the hands of Norwegians and could be used as a base for landing of allied troops if they seek to ad vance overland toward the Ger man forces at Narvik Norwegian sources expressed the belief that the battle might be n decisive one for the entire northern area The countryside was swept by a blizzardlike storm Tuesday but the weather was clear again Wed nesday and the Germans were in strong positions at Narvik where British naval forces were reported to have made an unsuccessful at tack on the harbor Norwegian forces in the Nar vik zone withdrew inland while British warships were attempting to bottle up the coast off Narvik Reports reaching the frontier said that fighting was developing inland from Herjangsfjord where a comparatively large Norweian force blocked the highway after withdrawing out of range of the German naval guns received here indica ted that the Germans were being opposed at two points The second point was near the vil lage of Scoglnnd where the road switches up to a mountain pass and where the Norwegians were in a strong defensive position Details were lacking and it was difficult to estimate the numbers involved or the possibility Of a major battle but Norwegians be lieved that the Scoglund might develop into a defense of Iromsoe which would be to the al lied advantage if they move in swiftly The number of Germans oc cupying Narvik was estimated at around 1500 They were reported to have only 10 hydroplanes at Narvik at present but others were expected from Germany Only hy droplanes can operate out of Nar vik because of the hills About 542 Norwegians were lost ivhen German warships stormed ihe harbor at Narvik Tuesday 200 NORWEGIANS REPORTED KILLED STOCKHOLM news paper Aftonbladet said in an un confirmed dispatcli Wednesday hat 200 Norwegian troops were ailed or wounded in heavy ight S against the Germans at El northeast of Hamar the ast reported temporary capital The dispatch said the German cas ualties were heavy The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain Wednes day niftht southcentral and east portions probably chanting o snow except extreme southeast colder Partly cloudy to cloudy and colder Thursday continued cold Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy lo cloudy rain or snow extreme southeast colder Wednesday mght Thursday generally fair and continued cold with colder southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tic Maximum Tuesday gj Minimum Tuesday niflil 41 Al 8 a m Wednesday Rain YEAR AGO 41 Trace I illinium rfi o MERCURY DROP IS FORECAST Rain or Snow Also Predicted for State by Weather Bureau DES IU01NES Rah or snow with colder weather was forecast for Iowa Wednesday The weather bureau said tem peratures probably would drop below freezing in all but the south eastern section of the slate Wed ALLIES TRY TO BOTTLE UP AND DESTROY NAZIS France Puts Entire Fleet at Disposal of British in Operations STOCKHOLM Sweden Allied and German warships and airplanes and Norwegian coastal guns have met in a series of fights which have cost Germany at least two of its major warships and Britain at least two of its de stroyers it was disclosed Wed nesday It was indicated that the allies were attempting first to bottle up and then to destroy every German warship on the Nor wegian coast and hoped that none would escape Loss of the German warships would mean annihilation or surrender of German landing parties it was said Germany admitted the loss of the Bluecher one of the two new 10000 ton heavy cruisers and the 6000 ton cruiser Karlsruhe Brit ain the loss of the destroyer Hun ter 1340 tons and the flotilla leader Hardy 2505 tons The Bluecher was sunk by mines after having been damaged by Norwegian coastal guns the German high command announced the Karlsruhe was sunk off Chris tiansund The Hunter and Hardy were lost in an unsuccessful British attack on German warships at Narvik Germany claimed that foin British battleships two battle cruisers and two heavy cruisers had been hit by airplane bombs Britain that n German cruiser whether one of those whose loss Germany admitted or another had been torpedoed and probably sunk and that two German cruisers had been struck by Brit ish airplane bombs A French war office spokes man announced that France had put her entire fleet at the dis posal of Britain even turning over the command to British admirals ln the interest of ef fective joint operations if The spokesman asserted that several allied naval and combined navalairplane operations had been started along the Norwegian coast and in the North sea during the night arid that they continued Wednesday morning tt was reported that British and French ships and planes were hunting out every German war ship and merchantman on the Norwegian coast including some that had taken shelter from a bad storm and intended either to at tack them or bottle them up No German ship the Trench ex pressed hope could escape with out a fight Sweden took special measures Wednesday to safeguard its neu egian coastal g were aiding allied fleets nd airplanes in their operations nesday night Hain probably changing to snow will be the states lot in all but the extreme southeast por tion the bureau said with cloudy and colder weather Thursday and continued cold Friday Temperatures ranged from a high of 61 degrees Tuesday at At lantic to a low of 25 degrees Tuesday night at Decorah Rain was reported in scattered sections but distributed generally over the state the bureau said Carroll had the heaviest amount 27 of an inch Atlantic had IS of an inch and Keokuk 11 Temperatures ranged about eight degrees above normal Wed nesday morning with a reading of 43 degrees reported here at a in Rain falling Wednesday morning in DCS Moines and clouds blanketed the entire state Secretary Hulls Note Is Cause of Deep Mexican Resentment MEXICO CITY of State Cordell Hulls strong note demanding immediate arbitration of American claims against the Mexican government for expro priated properties was expected Wednesday to slrengthen instead of diminish Mexicos determina tion not to be pushed into a set tlement Hulls nole handed to the Mexican ambassador at Washing ton was couched in such strong terms that it aroused immediate resentment in the public Scores of letters and telegrams poured into newspapers and government of ficials indicated it had only added to tncnopposition to a forced sel BULLETIN and Swedish sources Wednesday night asserted that British forces had recaptured the western Norwegian ports of Ber gen and Irondhemi which were occupied by the Germans Tuesday but official British quarters re fused to confirm the report STOCKHOLM Sweden mighty battle at sea during which British fleet units attacked ten big German troopships sinking two and scattering the others was seen Wednesday night near the island of Maistrand in the Skagerrak LONDON British was reported Wednesday night to have penetrated into the stra tegic SkageiTak the entrance to the Baltic sea and to have sunk two German troop transports and a German destroyer in a battle just outside Swedish territorial waters 11GWS the rv i na1 and destroyer after the Stockholm radio had announced that such a battle was raging nearMaistrand on the Swedish V BSt The radio reported that a large fleet of German trans port vessels was dispersed bv tile British The Stockholm radio Wed nesday evening quoted a re port from Goteborg south of Maistrand stating that A Nazis Admit Loss of 2 War Cruisers BERLIN ad mitted Wednesday that she bad lost two cruisers in furious naval and air fighting still underway along the coast of Norway i1 as that the 10000 ton heavy cruiser Bluech er completed only last year had been seriously damaged by Nor wegian coastal batteries and later had struck a mine field and sunk and that the 6000 ton cruiser Karlsruhe was sunk while covering the landing Ger man troops at Kristiansand The high command claimed however that German planes had worcd three hits on each ot four British battleships one hit on each of two British battle cruisers and other hits on two British light cruisers It was announced that lale Tuesday German planes had attacked and beat to destruction British warships and transports intended to bo used in landing tioops in Norway In spite of attacks on the Ger man positions in Norway by su perior French and British naval weanesaay to safeguard its neu rrencn ana British naval trality and called up a number of iorccs he high command re reservists ported that further occupation of Norwegian coastal guns it was was proceeding quickly tlement Dr Francisco Castillo Najcra so acra transmitted the note to his govei ri me nt at once but the foreign of fice did nol release the official translation until Tuesday at the same time Ihe English version was announced in Washington i and on schedule and that German pursuit squadrons were patrollin ihe west coasts of Denmark and Norway as well as inner Helgoland Bight The fuiy of Norwegian resistance to the German invaders and the extent of aid that the allies had ushed to that country only began lo become apparent in Wednes days German communique Meanwhile as the Germans fortified themselves in Norway Ihe German minister there was reported to have obtained an in terview with Kins Haakon who went into refuse wilh most of the cabinet at Hamar 50 miles from Oslo to have him clarify the status of the Norwegian gov ernment The Norwegian nazi national union party announced Tuesday night that it had formed n new government headed by Vidkun Quisling as premier and foreign minister It referred to the Hamar group as a rump government Authorized quarters in Berlin said Wednesday hat the kings own position is not clear and that the German minister had com municated with him to clarify the existing uncertainty A naval battle had been raging m the region for several hours Watchers on the Swedish coast saw two large warships of unde also were saitl to Warplan have lakei nMarsrand is on an island about r0 miles north of GoteboV luttmg out strategically at he tic would have entrance to the Bal lS to rcaeh ths area to have broken iv iiavu oioken through Germanys hold on the Skagerrak which meets the North Tuesday were re ported lo have mined the en trance to the Skagerrak Both Sides Lose Ships in Narvik BULLETIN LONDON PA usuay liable neutral source said it had Deeri learned that a British naval flotilla returned to Narvik after ihe dawn raid t forced enrante 10 the fjord and began landinr marines There was no BriUsh or other confirmation of this report The report that the British menofwar had forced an ent rance at Narvik Was neither confirmed nor denied by Brit ish naval sources who said that such action would be rc sarded as highly feasible LONDON bntish and German navies struggling for mastery of Scandinavia fought the big gest naval battle of the war oft Norways northwestern coast Wednesday Five British destroyers engaged six German de stroyers off the Port of Narvik occupied hv the Germans Tuesday and be fore the were silenced Britain had losl two de stroyers and suffered dam age to two and she claimed to have sunk one of the German craft and left   

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