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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             KARLOM t R H 1ST ART DF NORTH IOWAS DCS U DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HUES HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PBSSS LEASED WIRES THI NfWSPAPK THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOftS MASON CITY IOWAMONDAY APRIL 22 l ASSISTANT U S Fights AIR ATTACHE IS ATTACK VICTIM Captain Losey Struck While Watching Raids at Dombaas Norway STOCKHOLM UP Capt Robert M Losey U S air attache was killed by i German bomb splinter Sun day at Dombaas Norway first American casualty of the war in Scandinavia Losey was killed by a bomb splinter which struck him in the heart as he stood outside a tunnel at Dombaas watchingan air attack Others in the group took shelter in the tunnel and were not injured w Dombaas is only 40 miles southeast of Andalsnes where the British have landed It is a junction point for the rail road one branch running north to Trondheim which the Germans control and one running south to Lillehammev w here Norwegian defense forces are concentrated It is along the Andalsnes Dom baas Lillehammer railroad that a juncture of British and Norwe gian forces would be effected It was thought Losey recently trans ferred from Finland came to this in Andrew Iowa WASHINGTON Capt Robert M Losey assistant mil itary attache at Stockholm Swedenwho was killed in a German bombing raid at Dom bas Norway Sunday was born at Andrew Iowa He was grad uated from West Point in 1929 and last served at Mather field Cal He was assigned as assistant military attache for air to Scandinavia in February He was 31 years of age area to observe the developing battle between alliedNorwegian and German forces for control of this strategic route It was reported that the bom bardment of Dombaas was slight and that no serious damage oc curred during the raid Loseys official title was as sistant TJ S air attache for Swe den Finland and Norway Captain losey 31 and a live of Iowa was the armys crack aeronautical meteorologi cal expert He was sent to Fin laud during the RussoFinnish conflict lo observe the perform ance of aircraft in Arctic weather conditions When the Germans invaded Norway he was rushed to that country from Finland Sterling cabled the state de partment from Stockholm that at 1 p m Stockholm time he re ceived a telegram from a Major Yssum presumably a Norwegian army officer telling of Loseys death No details were given Sterling said the message from Yssum read American military attache Capt Losey was killed by Ger man bomber plane at Dombaas todayInform Mrs Harriman He will be sent Monday via Roras to Ijellnas where instructions from legation are awaited BOMBS KILL FORMER IOWAN Are Reported in Two Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germany and the allies came to grips m Norway Monday after 13 days of preparatory sparring Fierce fighting was in prog ress in at least two Norwegian sectors the Trondheim and Oslo fronts while sea and aerial forces continued their struggle for mastery of the north country whose might decide the European war British planes made a second weekend raid on Germanoccu pied Denmark bombing the Aal borg airdrome in an effort to crip ple Germanys air transport sys tem which ferries troops to invad ed Norway only 100 air miles from Aalborg Germany said that neither raid resulted in any serious damage On the other side of the ledger the nazis reported they had sunk two enemy submarines and two enemy merchant ships over the weekend damaged a British destroyer with bombs shot down four British planes and bombed allied landing operations at Namsos and An dalsnes Two other British planes and two French craft were shot down over the western front the Ger mans said They acknowledged losing three planes themselves The British claimed their sec ond air raid in Aalbore was highly successful asserting that numerous buildings and ground ed planes had been hit The British also synchronized air attacks over the weekend on SUvanger and Kristiansand Norwegian coastal towns where German expeditionary forces have been landed Swedish sources reported allied forces thrusting south ttorn Namsos had struck at the Germans near Verdalsora 35 miles north of Trondheim in aneffort to gain control of the railway to the Swed ish frontier Verdalsora was said lo be in flames In the HamarElverum district about BO miles north of Oslo an allied column after traveling by rail 160 miles from the coast joined Norwegians in driving back the Germans The Norwegian lega tion in Stockholm said Hamar had been recaptured and there were unconfirmed reports Elverum also had been retaken German reports added confu sion to the picture since the nazis said they had reached Lille hammer 25 miles farther north of Hamar The allies reported a new spurt of aenal activity on the western front saying n German planes had been downed over the week end Italy remained one of Europes biggest question marks and intense interest was aroused by reports the German ambassador to Italy HansGeorg Viktor von Macken sen had gone to Berlin for a con ference with Adolf Hitler Traffic Resumed After Train Crash i sJs i j Shown here are the locomotives o pLenrer train a first accident causing a passenger fatality h 13 t f hurtled off usual roads VAN WERT OUT British Give Warning That FOR SENATOR XT Franklin County Farmer Announces Candidacy for G 0 P Nomination E Van Wert Franklirr county farmer andbusi nessman will filenomination pa pers forthe republican nomina tion of state senator from the for ijthird district Wednesday He willoppose R R Stuart Hamp ton attorney who entered the race several weeks ago7 Mr Van Wert is reported to be sponsored by a group of promi nent farmers of Franklin county He js a former member of the Iowa legislature having served two terms 929 to 1932 A resident on the same 400acre farm in Ingham township for 52 years he is also head of the Cer tified Seed Corn company at Hampton Mr Van Wert has been on the board of the Franklin county Farm Bureau Hansell elevator Hansell creamery and school dis trict at Hansell Fiftynine yea rs of age Mr Van Wert is the father of seven children all graduates of Hansell high school Three sons are farm ers in Franklin county fortythird senatorial dis t r i c t is comprised of Franklin Cerro Gordo and Hancock coun ties STOCKHOLM A British warnings that the farnorth Nor t wegian portof Narvik held by would be bombarded and advising residentsto leave the ore town before firing starts were broadcast three times Monday The British gave the Narvik citizens until 3 p m 8 a m C S T to leave the beleaguered port The British decision to subject Narvik to concentrated bombard ment apparently was the allied answer to the German aerial at tack Sunday on Namsos Norwe gian port south of Narvik and a landing place for British troops In Berlin Germany reported that Namsos and Andalsnes an other western Norway port were bombed by the German air force and were left in flames The Ger mans said the British troops at Namsos fled to the mountains in panic during the sixhour ail of very active in observations aenal combat in that sector Losey who held a rating of a pilot was graduated from the armys primary and advanced v Jchools at Brooks and Kelly fteld Tex Later he took a master of science degree in aero engineering at the California in stitute of Technology He was married Losey was appointed to the U S military academy at West Point in I92o and four years later he was commissioned a second lieutenant n the field artillery A year after graduation in 1339 he was trans ferred to the air corps e tailed as air attache and assist ant military attache to Norway and Sweden with headquarters at Stockholm Since hc German invasion of Norway he had been FIRE DAMAGES Y M C A ThetcTegiamwassenllfrom the Mlrsh storeroom of Norwegian town of Opdal and was j puilding here early Sun dated Sunday causing damage estimated al v j i Sterling said he had instructed the American naval attache Lieut Commander Ole OHagcn who is now near faunas claim the body and to await fur ther instructions The state department instructed Sterling to obtain all possible in formaaon about circumstances surrounding Loseys death Losey was the first American of ficial to fall a victim in the Eur opean war Prior to his overseas assign ment Losey was with the office of the chief of air corps Maj Gen Henry H Arnold In that capacity he was one of the chief advisers regarding meteorology After the war in Finland ended Captain Losey AVIS rtc NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK APRIL 22 27 CAN YOU WRITE Of course you can Mail your letter telling of Want Ad Re it in the Globe gazette or have it postmarked not later than 6 p m The writers of the two most interesting letters each day will receive a Sl Write your now you i PRIZE experience right be a winner REMEMBER GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results G E VAX WERT candidacy ALDRIDGE LOSES FIGHT FOR JOB DES MOINES Ald ndge former Charles City official of the Iowa state employment ser vice Monday lost his reinstate ment fight in district court here Judge O S Franklin dismissed the certiorari action charging that Aldndge was removed from office without just cause The judge held that the dis charge was in conformity with the rules and regulations of the em ployment service merit system Narvik Will Be Bombarded Action Is Apparent Reply to German Air Attack on Namsos YOUTH SHOOTS FOSTER MOTHER Iowa Boy 13 Says He was Goaded by Repeated Whippings StGOURNEY Alan Leek McDonnell 13 small sandy haired adopted son of Mr and Mrs Harold McConnell four miles northwest of Richland shot and seriously wounded his 39 year old foster mother on the porch o their farm home about a m Monday The boy told Sheriff E E Tremmcl of Sigoumey that he was goaded to the action by repeated whippings for minor faults ever ince I was old enough to do hores Punishment he said fol lowed when he spilled slop in carrying it to the hog pen did not get cobs as quickly as his wished or did not get home from school on time He said he lay in wail for the woman behind the kitchen door and shot her in the abdomen with a singleshot 22 caliber rifle re loaded and fired at McConnell He missed the latter He was adopted when he was about 2 years old and lived with the McConnells as long as he can remember Mrs McConnell is at a lospilal in Iowa City Iowa Physician Given 5 Year Prison Term CLINTON Morton Lyon 74 De Wilt Monday was ordered by Judge John E Purcell Clinton to serve five years in Fort Madison for violation of a parole granted Sept 9 1935 on a charge of attempting to produce nn abortion In passing scnteice Judge Purccll overruled a plea for leniency on the grounds that the physician had been a pcivist cnt violator and that he h LOOK INSIDE FOR WALTER J KOHLER Maker of Plumbing Fixtures Succumbs PAGE 2 Chickasaw Federated Clubs Plan Meeting PAGE 1 Shorter Season Might Save Money for Clubs PAGE i 1 School Board Buys Old Library Building PAGE 13 American Fighter in Three Wars Is Dead WASHINGTON Tn dinn fighter of Montanas teiri torial days Brig Gen Siumic Warren Miller died aged B3 Sunday at his Washington home General Miller a native of Hunt ington Pa had been cited for gallantry in action against the Sioux and later served in the SpanishAmerican and World wars DRESS UP 3RD VICTIM OF SHEFFIELD CAR CRASH IS DEAD Two Men and Woman From Minneapolis Die After Autos Collide toll in an automobile collision near Shef field Friday night mounted to three Monday with the deaths of two more victims over the week end Tom Dool 47 Minneapolis died Sunday afternoon at Lutheran hospital of injuries suffered in the accident Early Monday morning Mahlan White 53 Minneapolis driver of one of the cars involved died in the same hospital of a crushed chest and broken ribs suf fered in the accident Saturday Mrs Altha Bull 53 also of Min neapolis had diedof a severe head injury which she received in the wreck Dool suffered a punctured Inn a head injury and fractured ribs Mrs George Oakcs of Britt was driving the car which was hit broadside by White Riding with Mrs Oakes were Charles Miller 15 Leroy Lone 15 and Carol Haverson 15 all of 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 cpr Mrs White 53 Min neapolis suffered broken face txnes Mrs Bull and Mr Dool also were riding with Mr White The lourvpersons arc related IS INEVITABLE WASHINGTON UP Rcav Admiral Joseph K Taussig for mer assistant chief of naval op erations told the senate naval af fairs committee Monday that he believed a war between Japan and the United States is inevi table He said he thought Japan is fo menting a desperate Far Eastern situation as a prelude to a pro gram of conquest by which it hopes to impose its philosophy on much of the world 1 now commandant of the fifth naval district at Norfolk Va said he believed that Japan intends to try to conquer the Phil French IndoChina the Netherlands Indies and other sec tions of the Far 2 NORWEGIAN TOWNS AFLAME BERLIN W DNBr oflicial German news agency said Mon day that Namsos and Andalsnes western Norwegian towns whore British forces landed are aflame The agency in its daily re port on the military situation supplementing the high com mands communique added that the British had been hard hit by German air bombs The German expeditionary force according to this report has gained ground steadily north east and south of Trondheim is 10 miles north Trondheim and Andalsnes same distance south of the CLARENCE BERG Privately Owned Plane Crashes in Illinois BELLEVILLE 111 men were killed in an airplane crash south of here Monday when their privately owned ship fell 500 feet to the ground They were Marion Wainwright pilot of Belleville nid For est Able Jr 25 of East St Louis Witnesses said the ship went nto a tailspin at a height of J 000 feel It dropped 500 feet before Wainwright brought it out of the spin Then a wing crumbled and the ship plummeted to cath The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday with occasional rain cooler east and south Tuesday MINNESOTA Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday oc casional rain south and possibly some snow north colder Mon day night except extreme south colder Tuesday extreme south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 57 Minimum Sunday uight 42 At 8 a m Monday 15 Rain trc YEAR AGO Maximum i Minimum 32 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 61 Minimum Saturday night 31 At 8 a m Sunday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum so Minimum Precipitation MASON CITYANS BURN TO DEATH AT CLEAR LAKE Rites Are Planned for Clarence Berg Donald LeRoy Burtis Stricken relatives prepared Monday for the funeral serv ices of Clarence Berg 946 Nineteenth street southeast and Donald LeRoy Burtis 1309 North Federal avenue who were burned to death in an automobile off the high way toward the Bayside amusement park on the south shore of Clear Lake at oclock Sunday mormW The two were burned be yond recognition when the automobile crashed off the highway in front of the T K Manning ridint acad emy Identification of Here wasac complished almost immediately out not until oclockSunday evening after a tortuous day was the identity ot Burtis established The car a 1936 Dodge headed west went off the highway at the bend of the road crossed the Manning driveway jumped a culvert cut a heavy wire E k about 2H feetfrom way The vehicle struckwith such impact that the front of the machine was almost wrapped around the tree Springs were bent under a headlight was thrown ahead aO feet and both license plates of the car were knocked off The Mannings heard the crash and as Mr Manning was preparine 10 leave the house occupants of a Minnesota car came rushing in stating the car was afire Almost before the spectators realized tt the car and occupanis were charred mass The heat was so intense no one could set within 10 feel of the car Police officers and W H Ward under taker wore called from Clear Lake Sheriff Tim Phalen and Dr J L McDonald county coroner went from Mason City A partly burned social secur ity card made it possible for officers to identify the body of the 26 year old Berg owner of the car but not on the drivers side of he seat W After an all day search and after following a score of leads officers learned the identity of irlis who was 23 years old and was employed with the Standard 011 company until n short time ago It was he who drove the car officers said The almost completely burned clothes that Burtis wore made it possible for a brother to identify him The clothes included a green gaberdine suit a certain type of suspenders and a Montgomery Ward and company shirt in which the tag was still evident The brother also identified a mole on Burtis back Herbert Kcnnison who de livers milk for the Wjlson dairy at Clear Lake told officers he   

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