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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             HAR LOW e R MIST M e A r r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED THE NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAJOM CITY TMI IWT Blowout Pitches Car Into Stream Occupants Rescued From Beneath Water Near Rockwell and Are Rushed to Hospital The Boone couple was rescued by fishermen and a Mason City truck line driver surface the str GUTS BRUISES ARE SUFFERED 3 Work to Remove Victims From Auto After Drop Into Water and Mrs C A Arrasmith of Boone suffered severe cuts and bruises Friday night when a tire blowout caused their car to swerve off the old highway 65 miles south Rockwell shoot 60 feet upside down off a 10 foot drop and land in the east fork of Beaverdam creek Two nearby fishermen and Lee tjsner City rushed to scene JttEthe acciSefit and found the couple in the over turned car with their heads in the water The rescuers had difficulty in freeing Mrs Arrasmith The couple was taken to the Rockwell hospital wnere physi cians said Saturday morning that Mrs Arrasmiths leg was cut to the bone and her arm was cut Mr Arrasmith also suffered cuts The car was traveling south when the right front tire blew out The car swerved to the shoulder of the road and then cut across the highway and through the guard rails leading to the bridge One Dead Seven Hurt at Sheffield woman died Saturday and seven others were in the hospital here following a collision between two cars on highway 65 two miles south of Sheffield Friday night Mrs Altha Bull 53 of Minne apolis succumbed from a severe head injury Tom Doal 47 Minne apolis also in the accident was in critical condition Saturday suffering from a punctured lung a bad head injury and fractured ribs Mrs George Oakcs of Britt was driving the car which was hit broadside by Mahlon White 5j of Minneapolis The accident happened about p in while meeting on the crest of a hill Riding with airs Oakcs were Charles Miller 15 Leroy Lone 15 and Carol Haverson 15 all of Britt The passengers received slight injuries Mrs Oakes suf fered a scalp wound hand injury and a possible leg fracture Four persons were in the Min nesota car Mr White suffered a crushed chest broken ribs and a punctured lung Physicians ex pected him to recover Mrs White S3 Minneapolis suffered broken face bones Mrs Bull and Mr Doa also were riding with Mr White The four persons are re lated Hitler Observes Birthday Cheered by Nazis as Genius Success in Collecting Metal as Gift From People Is Reported Nollen Bans Grinnell Play on Grounds of Fundamental Decency GRWNELL Col lege President John S Nollen an nounced Saturday he has banned production of a student play on grounds fundamental de cency Author of the one act play which follows closely a Chaucer ian tale is Miss Margaret Currier Grinnell senior President Nollen quashed cam pus rumors that the action was taken because of drinking scenes in the play with the comment they were entirely unfounded It is not a question of drink he declared but a question of fundamental decency The at mosphere of the play is vulgar and of a low level It concerns drunk ards and morons in an unpleasant setting and I see nothing upliftinn about it BERLIN Hitler celebrated his 51st birthday Sat urday by holding his usual morn ing conference with his military advisers in the chancellery work room and briefly acknowledged the cheers of a throng of Berliners gathered before the fuehrers of ficial residence Field Marshal Goering head of Germanys air force Grand Ad miral Erich Raeder chief of the navy and Von Brauch itsch commanderinchiel of the Mussolini Sends Hitler Greetings ROME IP King Viltorio Emanucle Premier Mussolini and Foreign Minister Ciano sent greetings to Adolf Hitler Satur day on his 51st birthday All newspapers published brief greetings to the fuehrer who was praised for infusing a hifch wartime spirit among the Ger mans army brought Hitler the congrat uations of the fighting services Goering reported astonish ingsuccess in he metal col lection which is the German peoples birthday gift to Hitler In the midst of the confer ence the shouts and songs of the crowd outside the chancel lery were heard and the fuehrer stepped to a balcony The cheers of the excited crowd increased as he repeatedly and smilingly gave the nazi salute It was explained that Hitler would spend the remainder of the day with his closest friends and coworkers Germany celebrated the birth day with the controlled nazi press eliminating all war news from the front pages to devote the space exclusively to eulogy of the fuehrer The keynote was sounded by the reich press chief Dr Otto Dietrich who wrote in Hitlers o w n newspaper Volkischer Beobachter that the fuehrer is a genius living a century ahead of his time Goering whom Hitler has named to succeed Hitler in event heshould die pledged the air force he commands to do everything in its power until the war ends with a victory which safeguards the rcich of Adolf Hit ler and the eternal life of the Ger man people Germany reported continuing successes in Norway DNB the official German news agency told how German air bombs of great size had scored direct hits on two British transports and one cruiser off the Norwegian coast Friday sending great smoke clouds rising from the cruiser and causing British soldiers to jump overboard from the trans ports in attempts to swim to shore Dietrich in his eulogy of Hitler said the fuehrer had accomplished tasks about which former genera tions had only dreamed This he said had won the fuehrer the un shakable confidence of the na tion The jump into Englands North sea flank is now gradually convincing thr world that a new epoch of war strategy hns begun Dietrich said adding that England was oi Die way to being elimi nated as a sea power LOOK INSIDE FOR RUDOLPH HESS Tells Nazi Youths They Will Work in Colonies PAGE 2 Mason City High Has Win in Second Start PAGE 9 Hampton Site of WCTU Conference PAGE 8 PASSENGERS SHAKEN UP CAMPBELLSBURG Ky Twentyfive passengers on a southbound Louisville and Nash ville railroad train were shaken Up Saturday when the train struck a landslide in a cut near here The engine and first three cars were derailed TWS PAPER CONglSTS OF TWO SECTONS NO 168 RAIL WRECK KILLS 25 France Lands Troops TRENCHES DUG in Air INLEVANGERBY GERMAN ARMY Digging In Activities Believed to Indicate Defensive Tactics STOCKHOLM Sweden Preparations for a battle between German and alliedNorwegian forces in the Levanger region south of Steinkjer and just north of Trondheim were reported Sat urday in dispatches to the news paper Allehanda from Ostersund central Sweden Allehanda reported that Ger man troops were digging in at Le vanger Their trench system was reported to indicate that the Ger mans did not plan an attack but had chosen defensive tactics The Ostersund dispatches ex pressed belief that ttie German troops at Levanger had been re enforced by German detachments from Meraker on the Norwegian Swedish border It was reported also that a con siderable number allied reen forcements had arrived in the sector from Namsos to confront the Germans There also were in creasing indications of the prog ressive mobilization of Norwegian forces Allehanda said The Nor wegians were reported to have been cheered by news that French troops had landed on their soil LOCAL SHOWERS ARE FORECAST Warmer Weather for Central and Eastern Iowa Is Predicted DES MO1NES spring weather continued over Iowa Sat urday with local showers and cloudy skies forecast for the week ae treaty with Rumania strengthen ing the reichs economic position Under the terms of the agree cnd The weather bureau said however it would be warmer Sun day in central and eastern Iowa Temperatures Friday ranged up to a high of 69 degrees at Atlantic WKMUI in me lorm oE Friday nights low of 37 degrees understood was reported at Inwood Clarinda Davenport and Iowa City The mercury stood at 53 degrees here Saturday morning and was about five degrees above normal in all but the extreme east section of the state the bureau said Light rain was reported in the northwest portion of the state with Cherokee reporting the greatest amount 09 of an inch THOUSANDS OF ALLIES ARRIVE WITHOUT LOSS Complete Control of Sea Routes Claimed by British Officials BULLETIN BERLIN planes Saturday afternoon sank a Brit ish cruiser and set afire a 15000 ton British troop transport in Komsdals Fjord 125 miles south west of Trondheim and bombed British troops who already had landed it was announced offi cially Saturday night LONDON Great Britain and franco have landed their ex peditionary force in Norway with out a single loss it was asserted ofiicially Saturday despite Ger man claims of warship and trans port sinkings Tins proves more than ever that the allied fleets are com pletely controlling sea routes it was said It was understood that France had sent some of her famous Alpine chasseurs to join the allied force Heavy artillery as well as army equipment and thousands of troops have been taken safely over 400 miles of sea to Norwegian ports without mishap it was as serted The total strength of the expe dition ary force could not be re vealed for military reasons offi cial quarters said but it was added taht AngloFrench troops had ef fected contact with Norwegian forces and were already in posi tion for major operations ft was intimated that the allied force might now be called formidable British cruisers destroyers and submarines supported by royal air force planes guarded transport ships and drove off attacks by German Uboats and airplanes it was said Covered by the guns of the British fleet informants said the US1CC allicd troops disembarked safely ment of vast ra S0011 effected contact with wealth in the form of oil and NonveEan forces understood to have granted Germany new trade con cessions in return for war ma and Sea War Exchanged By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain and Germany reported new btows against each other in the air and sea war centering around Norway as steadily rein forced armies drew their lines for battle The British admiralty said submarines hit two German transports in an attack on a convoy the Germans said their bombers had sunk a British transport as well as hitting two others and a British cruiser Fri day a claim the British denied The Germans came baek with an official announcement that their bombers Saturday sank a British cruiser and set a 15000 ton transport afire off Trond heim Norway Germanheld Port With spring wealheispurring aerial activity the British reported they shot down four and perhaps five German planes over the western front while their naval units felled three Allied and German planes flew deep into each others territory over the Maginot and Siegfried lines Saturday Unofficial reports said hat one French and two British di visions totaling between 30000 and 40000 men had been landed at three widely separ ated coastal points and that the allies apparently were planning thrust at the Germanoccu pied portWTrqndheim kty to centray Norway The Germans extending their grip on southern Norway were estimated to have increased expeditionary force to between 60000 and 80000 through reinforcements trans ported by planes From Berlin celebrating Adolf Hitlers 51st birthday came pre dictions of ultimate victory bol stered by reports of a new trade terials and fighting planes Points at which the new allied troops landings in Norway were reported were Namsos 100 miles north of Trondheim Molde the same distance south and Laerdal which is 150 miles farther down the coast The divisions landed at Namsos and Molde apparently were as sjgned the task of cutting off the ISSUE IS CONFISCATED STOCKHOLM liP Police raided headquarters of the Swcdj German forces at Trondtieim sh national socialists in Stockj the vicinity of which itfrl I t to a series of cny o wc rt horn Saturday and confiscated m Germlm troops were repo issue of their newspaper Swedish Popular Socialist The have met Friday in skirmisher Mojor Bottle ot Trondheim Imminent Some military experts report ed that British French and Nor wegian troops mieht soon launch an offensive intended to drive German troops from the vital Trondhcijn midNorway bell Aviation experts expressed be f lief that British ir force and 11L AUIUII iillQ naval attacks on Stavanger and other German air bases in Norway rtad made it extremely difficult for the German air force to oper ate It was because of this they asserted hat allied transports reached Norway unscathed Silence until a laconic announce had been landed in Norway and were taking part in operations re informants here Past BriUsh injii navy had lakcn a prominent part in convoy ing French troops to Norway The convoying was completed successfully one informant said FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night and Sun day local showers Sunday ex treme wrst portion slightly warmer Sunday centra and cast portions MINNESOTA Generally fair somewhat warmer west portion Saturday night Sunday consid erable cloudiness and warmer local showers west IN MASON CITY Steam Hiss Drowns Cries EDITORS IVriglit IVatcrtown N Y a passenger on the New York Central railway train wrecked at Little Falls N Y says in the following dispatch dictated to the United Press in the hospital where she is recovering from injuries that the train was run nine lite at the time of the ac cident She said the crash was followed by darkness that the hiss of escapingsteam drowned out the cries of the injured Her account follows By CAROL D WRIGHT As Told to the United Press LITTLE FALLS N Y was in the small smoker walking toward the mail car the next car ahead at the time of the wreck My sensation standing in the aisle was of sailing through the air as the car lurched I saw a porter ahead of me reaching for an emergency cord and then lost consciousness When I came o f was tying in the Pullman section of the car ahead of the smoking com partmenf The car lay on its side I was buried in cushions which had softened my fall and saved me from more serious in jury A slate trooper stood over me My first thought was or my traveling companion Norm an C Hicks I remember the trooper asking me if I was hurt t was loo dazed to reply although I was fully conscious As soon as f was able to talk I asked if he would help me find Mr Hicks The trooper helped me to my feet I had trouble walking I have severe cuts on the thigh a bruised hip and a back injury Apparently I had been thrown out of the smoking com partment whenmy carwent the rails It was a strange sensa tion finding myself in another part of the car and not knowing how I got there There were several other in jured persons in the car and I could faintly hear some of them calling for help although the sound of escaping steam from the engine drowned out almost all other noises I scarcely remember gcltinc out of he car with the troop ers help Thinking hack now over the few minutes preceding the wreck I would say the train was late I had planned to gel off at Utica ZO miles farther on and I remember that the train was due there at p m The accident happened about P m as I recall It is plain now that 1 was very close to death The car through which I was walking was the third on the train and a few steps one way or another might have been the end of me The baggage car 100 INJURED AS TRAIN PLUNGES OFF AT CURVE 9 Cars Are Mass of Twisted Steel Near Little Falls N Y LITTLE FALLS N New York Central railroad esti mated officially Saturday 25 per sons were killed in the derailment of its New YorkChicago Lake Shore limited roaring westward 59 milesanhouv along the his toric Mohawk valley 15 minutes behind schedule Unofficial estimated placed the injured at 100 With most of the 250 o 300 passengers asleep nine cars of the IBcar New York Central fast express were turned into a mass of twisted steel shortly be fore midnight Friday nieht as they were derailed on a wide curve They were strewn half mile alony the main eastnest luchway and the AlbanyBuffa lo barge canal Only eleven of 22 bodies recov ered had been identified 12 hours after the accident as rescuers worked feverishly in a drizzling ram Three more bodies were still m the wreckage the New York Central said if The railroad line investigating its first passenscr fatality in 13 years said the locomotives speedometer indicated the train was soing 59 miles an hour in violation of a regulation for operation around the curve at miles an hour An earlier state police statement said 30 bodies had been recovered locomotive plunged across the highway into a raenr tossing Fireman J Y Smith Schenectady N Y to infant One lowem Killed and Four Injured in Train Wreck LITTLE FALLS N y jp One lowan was killed and four others uere cut or shaken up in the NCW York Central train wreck here Friday night Harold Rothnun of Sioux City was he lowan on the ucalli list announced by the York Central system Sirs Gordon It Sahrson and am Jrand Don am 8633 Pmto avenue Siouv City and Mrs Lev Lewis of ralo were reported only cut or shaken up and continued on their journey the Pullman cnr behind it toward which I was walking were smasher 1 bits In a few second have been in that car J scene of the wreck sug tliiit I come to the hospital here I did so and was among the t F i on said that first to arrive I soon haoMo my bed as a stream of ult seriously injured began coming in I still dont know what happened to Mr Hicks ay Robson Uncertain Whether Shes 75 or 76 HOLLYWOOD Rob son wasnt certain Saturday whether she was 75 or 76 but she J cct said that was wasnt important from The main point was she said that ClumPIcti mctal she celebrated her 50th anniver sary in the 25yearold movie in du GlobeGazette tics maximum Friday Minimum Friday n At S a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation weather statis 42 48 53 14 WEEKLY FORECAST reported onhc hcm where i is bcicvcd tne AHies may Upper Mississippi valley and northern groat plains Local show ers beginning o week except western portions northern plains followed by mostly fair no NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK APRIL 22 27 Can You Write Of course you can Mail vour letter telling of Want Ad Re it in the Globe Gazette or have it postmarked not later than G p m The writers of the two most interesting letters each day will receive a SI PRIZE Write your experience right may be a winner Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results Engineer Earl Albany N Y in a battered cab where he died three hours later from loss of blood and two fractures The highpowered locomotive carried with it the tender amj oaggagc car One coach un coupled sped down the tracks and was not damaged An top ripped off and the inside a complete wreck TIC to rest on its right side From each several bod ies were removed A dining car was tipped at a 3dgree angle a mass of wreckage Two more Pullmans tilted precariously near the edge of the barge canal The dead the injured car cush ions clothing and personal effects were slreivn along the right ot way Feet or some of the victims the wreckage tics and rails gave a junkyard appearance to tlie ghastly scene Survivors straggled bade and forth looking for friends relatives and luggage There was no hys teria no shrieks no screams Many persons grabbed blankets from the Pullman berths and hud dled in groups in the freezing temperature Communication lines torn down by the plunging loco motive were entwined in the de bris The scene of Hie wreck was in the foot or Jutting Hills 60 mile west of Albany State Police Lieutenant John Ronan said 28 bodies were recov ered in addition to those of the engineer and fireman Identification of the victims was made difficult because most of them were in sleeping attire Thenclolhing and luggage only clues to identity were lost in the wreckage Many of the bod ies were so badly mangled iden tification was virtually imposst Hospitals in the area Jammed with the injured and ani   

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