Tuesday, April 23, 1940

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 4 R I O N E R HIST r ji in HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS WJBEs MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 23 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 170 ENGLISH FIRE ON NAZIS IN NARVIK n i i Budget Passes 9 Billion as War Costs Mount js AimilAWWfftM 1 11 f SUPPORTERS OF MNIDER WATCH FOR DEADLOCK Hope to Pull Harding Maneuver If G 0 P Voting Splits Widely DBS MOINES of Hanford MacNider Iowas fa vorite son in the republican presi dential race are hoping to pull a Harding if and when the June 24 GOP national convention becomes tied up in a deadlock Back in 1920 Warren G Hard ing received 65 votes on the first ballot in the republican convention and 39 of those were from his home state of Ohio Through eight ballots Gov Frank O Lowden of Illinois and Gen Leonard Wopd battled vainly lor the 493 votes then necessary to nominate Lowdens peak was 311 votes far short of a ma jority The stubborn Harding forces maintained their lines through out the struggle and succeeded in picking a votes on each ballot His vote rose lo on the eighth ballot sky rocketed to on the ninth and zoomed to 692 H and the nomination on the tenth ballot GeneralWood remained in the fight to the finish but his tenth ballot total was only 156 Harding went on to win handily in the general electionHe polled evefcast lor a presidential tory His 634000 total even topped the 621000 turnout for President Roosevelt in 1936 MaeNider lieutenants are said to feel that the Mason City possibility will garner a few midwestern votes in addition to the 22 from Iowa in the early balloting After that their iiopcs center in the possible development ot a nodecision dogfight among the Dewcys Tafts Vandenbergs and the other leaders Even then of course the convention might go elsewhere for its darkhorse The woods are full of other candi dates with exactly the same idea in mind Iowas votes are earmarked for the former national commander of the American Legion for a while at least The delegation voted un animously to abide by the wishes of the state convention The con vention asked the delegation to delphia Meanwhile informed source said National Committeeman Har WASHINGTON Thomas Humphrey OShea former New York City subway worker told the Dies committee Tuesday that communists had power at the present time to paralyze the citys transport system He added that members of the transport union dominated by communists had organized gun clubs for target practice OShea now a WPA worker was asked whether the commu nists could paralyze the citys transport system under present conditions He replied yes The communist leadership with its control in the union he added could stampede the men into a strike They have the absolute power if they see fit to exercise it In replying to questions by J B Matthews committee aide con cerning revolutionary activities in the transport workers union OShea asserted that gun clubs had been organized by union members for regular target prac tice They have these guns for the same reason that these 17 Chris tian Front people had them in quired Representative Thomas RN J and OShea assented They apparently referred to a group of young men now being tried in New York on charges of plotting the overthrow of the government In a thick brogue OShea re lated that communists had car rfta on a campaign lo place members in unions of men em ployed by the Interborough Rapid Transit company of New York Asked by Chaiivnaii Dies D Tex what the purpose of his penetration was the witness said Naturally it was to get control ot the industry WAR SURGING NEAR SWEDEN Blows Struck in Norway Seem to Raise Threat to Neutrality By UNITED PRESS Europes war surged closer than ever Tuesday to the frontiers of nervous Sweden present MacNTdersnamraTpWla delphia stiuck by the allied powers and gates to keep an onen mind re garding the other contestants for Germany on the Norwegian battle lu wno was o rs field seemed to increase the threat ollt of Germany arrived M that the conflict would spread to niglt it Germanheld Os n finnfr in stpHfi nf nnrtlt tiratrl i nsonESpangler has adVised dele gates to keep an onen mind re nem Europe On the Danish island ot Bjoi the Swedish tnT 3 making any commitments in con nection with contingencies that might arise in the later balloting and thereby keep themselves in position to act in concert with other midwestern states if that is deemed desirable Republican leaders expect that Ihe delegation will meet April 30 at Marshalltown where Dist Ally Thomas E Dewey will speak DIES OF HEART ATTACK WINFIELD Iowa W Larkin 76 city clerk here for 21 years died of a heart attack at his home early Tuesday morning the transports The same sources as serted that German troops had been concentrated in Norway near the Swedish frontier after many nazi airplane flights over Sweden At Brussels the Belgian of ncials increased their guards around public buildings as a pre caution against possible surprise action and Belgian guns fired on foreign aircraft in the Brussels area 2 Naval Battles Reported to Be Raging in Skagerrak Germany Said to Be WONT MAKE REDUCTIONS The city make reduc DES MOINES council refused to He had been in apparent tions amounting to about S29000 health He is survived by his widI Sencral fund of the 1940 ow 41 budget as asked by a citizens The Weather tax committee FORECAST IOWA More or less cloudiness Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler Tuesday night light lo locally heavy frost slightly warmer Wednesday afternoon I extreme west MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly cooler east portion Tues day nijht somewhat warmer Wednesdayafternoon west por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum Monday fi2 Minimum Monday night 40 At 8 a m Tuesday Rain 06 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 31 NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK APRIL 2227 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 SI PRIZE Write your experience right now you may be a winner REMEMBER GlobeGazette Want Acis Bring Rcsuits Massing Men Guns in Memel District STOCKHOLM news paper Allehanda reported from the Swedish west coast that two violent naval battles were raging Tuesday in the Skagerrak with both surface and air forces in volved v The thundering of cannon ading it said indicated the se verest fighting so far off the Swedish coast At least 10 destroyers raced past the battle area with their guns roarinir tlic newspaper said and disappeared within a few minutes The newspaper said that the battle apparently began with an attack on a transport fleet and that many fighting planes were involved The newspaper Aftonbladet re ported from Kaunas Lithuania that Germany was massing troops weapons and munitions in large quantities in German harbors in the Memel district of East Prussia It said the Baltic states were not disturbed being confident that any intended action was not directed at them Arne Scheel Norwegian min ister to Berlin who was ordered Monday Oslo in stead of going northward in Nor way lo reach the fugitive Norwe gian government of Premier Jo han Nygaardsvpld Schools mission in Oslo was not known but his arrival there was said to have surprised Ger man authorities Swedish sailors who said they left Narvik far northern Nor wegian iron ore port Sunday declared the British bombard ment there had caused destruc tion of only four buildings They attributed this to masterful marksmanship The Germans they said are threatening inhabitants of the oc cupied port politely but are requisitioning so much material that the inhabitants arc in need of provisions avd arc suffering NAZISCAPTURE NORWEGIANS Claim Greater Part of Division Surrendered Southeast of Stavanger BERLIN German of ficial news agencj reported that the greater part of a Norwegian division surrendered Tuesday southeast of the Norwegian port of Stavanger atter heavy fighting in mountainous country It was not possible immediately to estimate the number of prison ers or the extent of the material taken added Two British bombers were shot down at Stavanger airport Mon day during a British raid the agency said The attack was re ported unsuccessful LOOK INSIDE FOR NAZIS GATHER INMEMELAREA Fierce Battle Rages in Heart of Norway for Oslo Gateway LONDON A British news agency Reuters dispatch from Stockholm said Tuesday a Iierc battle was reported raging in thi heart of Norwayfor possessiono the gateway to Oslo where tilt great Gudbrandsdal valley enter the southern plaiti near Lillcham mer The dispatch also quoted thi newspaper Aftonbladefs corres pondent in Kaunas as saying tha comprehensive military prepara tions arc in full swing on Ger manys Baltic coast Masses of troops arms and am munitions weie reported arriving at ports in the Memel region and in East Prussia from other parts CAPT ROBERT M LOSEY Body of Former lowan Is Taken to Sweden PAGE 2 Eagle Grove Garners 20 Points in Contest PAGE 8 Zollers Beer Winner in City League Chase PAGE 9 Danish Minister Says There Is Not Need to Raise Relief Funds WASHINGTON liP Danisl Minister Henrifc de Kauffman said Tuesday after a meeting will leaders ot the Danish Brotherhooc that there was no necessity foi raising relief for Denmark Leaders of the brotherhood which embraces persons of Danish extraction living in the Unitcc States discussed with the minis ter various questions arising from Germanys invasion of Denmark The minister said they were in terested principally in knowing about the current situation The Danish Brotherhoods presi dent is John Hansen of Davenport Iowa ACCEPTANCE OF BURDEN URGED FOR VICTORY Rate of Spending for War Increasing Sir John Simon Declares LONDON John Si Tion chancellor of the exchequer Tuesday grimly told the house of commons that the expediture for the current 194041 fiscal year will be 2067000000 pounds This he said would be the total of war costs and govern ment expenditures and asked the nation to accept Ihe burden for the sake of victory Calling his report heartening he said nevertheless that Britains war expenditures for the first seven months of to the end of the 193940 fiscal year March to 905000000 pounds about 53 To strike a balance or the 193940 year he said the govern ment had had to borrow 768000 000 pounds about He said the rate of spending on the war was about 1500000000 pounds a year but was increasing 1 consider it to be necessary by means of additional taxation to increase the revenue Sir John said estimating the 194041 reve nue at 1132000000 pounds abou barred from of Germany Civilians were these ports guarded The Reuters dispatch quoted a Swedish message from Roros as saying that British and Norwe gian troops attacking in the direc tion ot Hamar 30 miles south of Lillehammer have reached Moelv despite strong German resistance Further east German forces which had been thrusting north from Elverum toward Hena are now reported retiring before British and Norwegian pressure BRITISH BOMB OSLO AIRPORT Drop Explosives on Nazis for 2 2 Hours in Series of Attacks MELLERUD Swedish frontier airplanes bombed the Oslo airport for two and onehalf hours early Tuesday in their first counterblow at German forces in the Norwegian capital The bombardment ot the air port began at midnight Squad ron after squadron of allied planes swept over the northern suburbs of Oslo and unloaded bombs on the air field which the Germans took over two weeks ago The German torces had been using the Oslo airport as an im portant terminal of their aerial transport lines from Denmark to the north Rules Length Not Criterion of Quality of Macaroni Spaghetti WASHINGTON The fed eral trade commission Tuesday ruled that length is not a criterion of the quality of macaroni or spa ghetti The commission objected to ad vertisements of John B Cancpa company Chicago to the effect I hate to brng but only tnc mac Macaroni and spaghetti product commission held to direct and indirect taxes He reminded the nation that the in come tax beginning April 1 be seven and a half shil lings in the pound per cent as had been announced at the time of his emergency war budget soon after the con flict began lie added that Britains nationa debt had increased to 8931000000 pounds on March 31 Sir John after declaring that the difference between estimated revenue from taxation and esti which are strongly mated expenditure must come from direct and indirect taxation and reminded the house that the income tax is the heaviest burden of direct taxation that the taxpay ers have ever been called upon to bear When the surtax is added the income tax will run up to 17 shil lings in the pound 85 per cen for the highest the chancellor disclosed The lax on beer he said woulc be increased by one penny a pinl and levies on whisky tobacco anc matches would be boosted The 19X910 revenue estimate of 905000000 pounds had liccn exceeded by 54000000 poumls Sir John said He point ed mil that this is more than 1000000 pounds a week a most heartening result Ure spent 1817000000 pounds we ound out of revenue 1049 000000 pounds and we borrower the rest which was 768000000 good deal better than might be expected the chancel lor declared Brilains lend io defend the right to be free campaign had brought in 22000000 pounds from new savings certificates and defense bonds in the first four months of the war savings campaign Sir John disclosed If If Sf About 400000 pounds had beer lent to he government free of interest by public spirited men and women Meanwhile Britons were heart ened by these things 1 Hector C By water noted naval authority wrote in the London News Chronicle that Brit aiiis five new battleships are now undergoing trials and that they would be the largest the most powerfullyarmed and Ihe most stronglyprotected battle ships in the world 2 An official statement was is sued declaring that Germans had suffered 24 warship casualties since the start of the war not counting a large number of sub marines compared with only 18 British warships sunk including five submarines and the armed merchant cruiser Rawalpindi 3 The air ministry announced antiaircraft batteries and Nazis Report Andalsnes Is Destroyed By LOUIS P LOCHNJER BERLIN fighting between British and German troops in Norway was admitted here Tuesday for the first time by authorized German sources who previously had spoken only of sea and air battles The fighting was reported as ap earing in central Norway The ritish war office in London said sharp engagement had been ought north of Trondheim Ger manheld port on tile Norwegian vest coast The destruction of Andalsnes by German warplanes Sunday was achieved by an allday raid according to information re ceived by the high command Andalsnes a British debarka tion point is south of Trond heim The high command reported jerman bombers meed over the 3ort in continuous waves unload ng bomb after bomb on the dis jmbarking British troops who jumped panicstricken into the water to escape burning lo death on transports set afire According to them the Britons greatest disappointment came when a destrojer which was to ward off the German planes sank before their eyes after being hit squarely The hish command said An dalsnes harbor was demolished and its big warehouses set aflame or destroyed German losses were said to have been The German high command ac knowledged that British warships again had pounded Narvik one of the first nazi footholds in Nor way but allied attempts to bolstei the British French Norwegian forces in Norway were said to have been balked by crippling sea losses The communique Tuesday listed one British destroyer sunk and an other hit one transport sunk and another destroyed by five in an SWEDEN TO BE INVADED THINK FRENCH CHIEFS Allies Are Encircling Trondheim Fighting at Hamar Is Continuing BULLETIN LONDON British iar office reported Tuesday that a sham engagement was being fought north of Trond heim Germanheld port on the Norwegian west coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The German high command icknowledged Tuesday that the British navy hadopened fire on he far northern Norwegian ore tort of Narvik The population of he town apparently had taken to ovcr in response to an earlier Timely Topic Tuesday nights No attack Monday by German war planes near Andalsnes allied de barkation point on Norways wesl coast The submarine hunt in the Kattegat yielded another success it said and a supply steamer in convoy destined for Norway was torpedoed off the west coast port of Standlandel Earlier German dispatches line reported 14 British transports anc warships sunk or damaged in the past two days An official announcement in London said that Britain had lost only 18 warships sunk since the start of the war The high command also re ported a Norwegian patrol boat destroyed It said one British bomber was shot down in an un successful attempt to raid the air base at Aalborg Denmark German troops were said to have advanced beyond Anmot anc Lillehammcr north of Oslo anc about 60 Trondheim miles northeast ol cutting connections imn tu uui umy me iiiiimciii uaueries ana finest spaghetti is made long Ditto fighter planes Monday night beat for macaroni off German planes that flew over j i11M jji uuutib tllC OS ES of tHe TVlSlYlCS of the finest quality are made in number apparently in an attempt both long and short lengths the to sow mines in the pathway of hnlrj r J British shipping American i involved William D presidential aide mad tion of Policy Hassclt r the statement for Mr Rooscvcl shortly after the dominion oflicia arrived at Warm Springs to b the guest of the chief executive Jorth Iowa Forum talk from KGLO to oclock will have o do with the Norwegian ore port Narvik The speaker will be Miss Aagot Loftficld Charles City high school art instructor former resident of Narvik British warning that Narvik would be shelled The Germans insisted that the British were making no effort to land troops although it was pre sumed in neutral quarters that ihey wouldtryto clearing the way Four hundred miles south ward British French and Nor wegian troops joined forces in an encircling movement against Troudheini strategic railway terminus and port in German hands since the first day of in vasion April 9 To the east near Hamar 80 miles norlh of Oslo bitter fighting continued with allied reinforcements ar riving to relieve the embattled Norwegians V As the allies increased iheir pressure on the Germans in Ncr way French military authorities in Paris said that the position of Sweden had become the dark side of the Scandinavian war situation and that important events appeared imminent It was suggested Germany might in vade Sweden First Lord at the British Ad miralty Winston Churchill from whom a firsthand report on events in Scandinavia had been expected canceled scheduled speech because of the pressure of work Meanwhile the government is sued a statement listing 24 German warship casualties the start of the war not counting a large number of submarines and compared this with only 18 British warships sunk including five sub marines and an armed merchant roads leading south from the al lied landing point at Namsos NAZITRlNSPORT SHIPS SIGHTED 4 Vessels Escorted by 2 Destroyers Believed on Way to Norway STROEMSTAD Sweden oun tour large German transports day since the Scandinavian war escorted by two destroyers wcr sighted early Tuesday moving north along the Swedish coasl They were believed to be enrout to Norway with reinforcements F R Confers With Canadian Chief No Policy Is Involved WARM SPRIfJGS Ga President Roosevelt authorized secretary to say that the visit o w L MacKemie King to the littl while house Tuesday had no po litical significance and no ques or Canadiai man Britons also were told that their five new 35000 ton bat tleships which arc to he put into action soon would be the largest and most powerful in the and that they were now undergoing tests As against the British claims ot successes against German ships Berlin said Tuesday that 14 Brit ish transports and war vessels had been sunk or damaged off Norway by bombers in the last 43 hours The Germans said thai on Sun iy since the Scandinavian war had started Britain has lost five cruisers 10 destroyers and eight submarines sunk one cruiser beached and had suffered severe damage on four battleships seven battle and heavy cruisers one light cruiser and one airplane carrier British and French economic warfare experts were working on a plan to extend their eco nomic blockade of Germany to the skies lo apply to neutral air lines which they have heard are carrying large quantities of contraband into the territory of their enemy Britain ami Germany were wa ging a diplomatic Battle half way around the world with both coun tries trying lo enlist tiic aid of Ja pan The British were said to havn hinted at iimaiiMg concessions in return for a benevolent neu trality