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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HIST MEM A T D E P T Of I C v1 0 S U o 1 M t 5 ll NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 25 1940 TIUS PAPER CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 172 NAZIS SMASH THROUGH ALLIED LINES H j v If f f jft jc A LOOK INSIDE FOR Germans Capture Roeros Push British Back at Lillehammer Bombers GlearWay for Quick Advance in Northern Areas F R IS AGAINST MAKINGCHANGE IN WAGE LAWS Opposes Plan to Exempt 16 Farm Processing Operations From Act BULLETIN WASHINGTON UR The bouse dissatisfied with a rule proposed for consideration of r amendments to the wagehour law voted Thursday to open the rale to amendments The vote 189 to 185 WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Thursday it would I be a great mistake to enact legis lation proposed by Representative 1 Barderr D N Car to exempt 16 farm processing operations from the wagehour law A letter from Stephen Early a secretary to Mr Roosevelt to Chairman Norton D N 1 of the house labor committee was made public by Mrs Norton a few minutes before the house beganconsideration of three sets of amendments proposed to the wagehour act In his letter Early quoted the president as Thewages and hours act is in an evolutionary stage where we are learning by practical experi inthe field as to whether and fibw it shbuidrbe amendedfit is too j iarly to form definite conclusions except to note that on the whole the principle and objective are ex cellent and have done much to stabilize wages and hours and to bring wages up for the lowest paid workers It is being administered with discretion and no substantial groups of employers have been damaged Farm labor is not affected by the fact In view of all the cir cumstances I think it would be a great mistake to adopt the Harden amendments By another year we shall know a great deal more about the subject Widespread confusion surround ed the start of house debate Thursday on complicated propos als to exempt certain white colla and agricultural workers from thi wagehour law So many factors were in volved that neither proponents of amendments nor those who prefer the law in its present form would guess what the out come might be A final vote probably will be taken Friday night or Saturday There was a possibility that th house might even refuseto tak up the question by rejecting stric parliamentary procedure govern ing debate Before disposing the wage hour issue Hie administration wa anxious to obtain quick passag of a bill clarifying the president power to require licenses fo transactions in foreignowned se curities The principal uncertainty in Ih wagehour fight centered on tw bills to define agricultural opera lions which would be exempte from the law At present exemp tions apply to operations carrie on in the area of production defined by the wagehour ad ministrator Survivor ot Sloyton Fain visible in his face 18 year old Elmer Meyer is shown in a Slayton IVHnn hospital where he is fighting to recover from in uries he received in a terrific twocar crash which killed 11 youths Determined to win his fight against death the Jackson Minn boy muttered Im gonna get well Another Jackson youth also sur vived the wreck By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN Germansre port rapid strides on im portant railroads north of Oslo announce heavy sea blows to allies accuse Brit ain of bombingopen towns LONDON British ac knowledge withdrawal from Lillehammer area un der heavy German pres sure admit nazis are dig g i g in on Trondheim front threaten suppression of communists and fascists deny bombing open towns STOCKHOLM Sweden anxious over her neutral ity begins trade discus sions with Germany DUMONT FARMER SERIOUSLY HURT DickSiems Injured When Truck Hits End of Bridge DUMONT Dick Siems 39 farmer residing miles south east of Dumont was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was driving struck the end of a bridge one mile from Kesley Siems had been to Kesley and was returning home when the ac cident occurred John Ess man motorist enroute to Kesley saw Siems seated on the running board of the truck and covered with blood He took Siems to Dumont from where the victim was taten to the Lutheran hospital at Hamp ton Siems suffered severe chest in juries a broken foot and cuts and bruises on the head SAYS REDS HAD PLANNED CIVIL WAR FOR U S Former Communist Organizer Claims Strike in Industries Sought WASHINGTON VP Ezra Chase who said he had been an organizer for the communist party at Los Angeles told the Dies com mittee Thursday that the party in tended to plunge the country into civil war by calling a general strike in basic industries The witness identified what he said were minutes of the Los An geles county communist parly convention in March 1937 These lie said showed that he convention had adopted res olutions directing that commun ists organized a progressive caucus in the Los Angeles cen tral tabor council and that com munist units be formed espe cially in CIO organizations The main idea of the party Chase testitied was to rally the entire population of Los Angeles ehind the trade union movement and particularly behind CIO or ganization efforts in basic indus tries like automobiles steel air craft construction rubber and communications Asked the purpose of this policy hesaid commurilstparty is an or gariiiatibn having a revolutionary intent Opens Campaign by Address in Albert Lea PAGE 2 NAZIS DECLARE SWEDENS HOUR TO DECIDE NEAR Increased Activity in Military Diplomatic Fronts Is Indicated By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN Forebodings of ncreased German activity on both ihe military and diplomatic fronts were contained in two news items made available to the foreign press Thursday high commands flat claim that England had begun war on nonmilitary objects in boinbardine village in north western Germany statement by one au thorized source that the hour for Swedens is ap proaching Spring Club Parley Is Held at Rockford PAGE 15 Mason City Jaysees Plan Spring Sports PAGE 6 SOME RAIN IN IOWA FORECAST Weather Outlook for Opening of Drake Relays Not Promising MOINES D Reed Iowa meteorologist said Thursday the weather outlook for the opening of the annual Drake relays here Friday doesnt look very promising The forecast for the whole state was occasional rain Thursday night and Friday with little change in temperatures Reed said light showers the kind weve been having could be expected in Des Moines Thursday night and probably Friday Among the points in the western half of the stale reporting showers Thursday were Alia Cherokee Imvood and Clarinda Skies were cloudy throughout the state BLAST JARS DUBLIN AREA Time Bomb Believed Planted by Outlawed Irish Republican Army DUBLIN large area in Dublin was jarred Thursday by a heavy explosion which police attributed to a time bomb planted by the outlawed Irish republican army near the Dublin castle head quarters the Irish governments special detective branch One de tective was injured The bomb exploded in the lower yard of Dublin castle in the heart of the city Valuable stained slass windows of the Chapel Royal were des troyed and Birmingham tower and St Patricks banqueting hall were damaged The Weather FORECAST IOWA Occasional rain Thurs day night and Friday little change in temperature MINNESOTA Occasional rain Thursday night and Friday ex cept some snow north portion continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics IMaximum Wednesday 55 Minimum Wednesday night 36 At 8 a m Thursday 4D YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Judge Holds Citizen Has Right to Criticize Decision of Court MINNEAPOLIS District Judge Paul S Carroll holds that the right of a citizen to criticize X decision of the court is not to be denied The ruling came in the trial of a suit by union members for an accounting and to oust officials of General Drivers Union 544 and involved the jurists own decision granting the plaintiffs the right to inspect the unions books and records Arthur H Anderson plaintiffs counsel produced a copy of the Northwest Organizer a union publication to cite an article headlined Court rules Finks can nose through books of Local 544 He contended the article consti tuted contempt of court I dont want to receive it Judge Carroll declared I dont know but what they have a right to criticize the decision of any WILL INTRODUCE BILL WASHINGTON P Repre sentative Vincent F Harrington Dlowa said Thursday he would introduce a bill at once authoriz ing army engineers to extend Mis souri river bank protection works from Dorman street to the mouth of the Big Sioux river at Sioux City MANY VICTIMS UNIDENTIFIED 5 Suspects Held at Natchez Preparations for Burial Are Speeded NATCHEZ Miss officials speeded preparations Thursday for burial of 198 Ne groes who lost iheir lives when flames racing through festooned moss trapped them in a oneexit dance hall The bodies most of them still unidentified filled three Negro undertaking establishments Em balmers were called in from near by towns to help prepare them for interment w Police Chief Joe Serio said he had arrested five Negroes sus pected of setting fire to the corru gatediron sheathed building but declined to give their names Sheriff Hyde Jenkins said his in vestigation indicated the fire was set accidentally About 300 Negroes members of the Moneywasters Social club were dancing to the jazz times of Walter Barnes Chicago orchestra Tuesday night when moss deco rations caught fire All windows of the converted blacksmith shop had been nailed up to keep out gatecrashers and most of the panicky dancers stampeded to the rear Others got out the front door Many victims crushed or suf focated Jell in piles that mounted waist high The high command used unusu al language in commenting on the bombing incident which in itself was represented as insignificant insofar as damage done is con cerned Authorized sources said that bombs which dropped near Heide SchleswigHolstein south of the Danish frontier sank into marsh land without as much as shatter ing a single window Yet the high command observed solemnly The enemy thereby opened aerial warfare on undefended militarily unimportant localities To interpret this sentence it must be remembered that Adolf Hitler announced from the be ginning of he war hat every enenty blow would be returned in kind if if if Authorized sources were em phatic throughout to assert that Germany ahvays answers ille gality with illegality Foreign Minster von Ribbcntrop in ex plaining the German invasion of Denmark and Norway elevated this conception to a state princi ple It may therefore be assumed that Germany will soon attempt to bomb open British and French towns That German diplomacy is fev erishly at work in Sweden was indicated when correspondents asked about trade negotiations proceeding now between Sweden and Germany One authorized source replied significantly Not much can be said until the Swedes have decided where they stand Of course we haie no de signs whatever upon Sweden But it is conceivable that Eng land may demand that Sweden discontinue supplying Germany with certain things Then Swe den must choose By UNITED PRESS Germanys armed forces battered two paths through allied defenses in central Norway Thursday and reported that airplanes had cut communications from the coastal bases to advance lines of the British expeditionary force SeSftf SfipSf The nazis rapidly spread north apparently with such piledriver power that allied forces were unable to stop them Advices reaching Stockholm said Germans driving north from Oslo along a route cleared of enemy resistance by their bombers had seized Roevos 80 miles from Trondheim Germanoccupied stronghold on the west coast Almost every dispatch from e Norwegian battlef rents old of German successes in a itical phase of the Scandi aviau conflict with the pos ble exception of the iiorth rii zone of Narvik where the jermans said they were hold is out strongly against allied Allies at Lillehammer Pushed Back LONDON The allied forces in Norway have been compelled by increased enemy pressure to withdraw from the positions previously held near Lillehamer north of Oslo a war office communique said Thurs day The war office communique follows There has been no furthei NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK 22 27 CAN YOU WRITE Of course you can Mail your letter tellingof Want Ad Re get 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 light now you may be a winner REMEMBER GlobcGazcttc Want Ads Bring Results One hundred ninetyeight Negro men and women burned to death at Miss when flames racing through decorations of dry Spanish moss trapped them in a oneexit dance hall Coroner R E Smith said bodies were piled up like cordvvood He added From my examination it appeared that most of the people died from suffocation Shown here is a view of the interior after the flames had died down The high command announced that fighting between Germans and stronger enemy forces was under way about 19 miles north east of Narvik It was not stated whether the enemy units were British or Norwegian Narvik is tlic Arclic ore port occupied by the Germans on the first day of the invasion of Norway on April 9 The communique said Thirty kilometers northeast of Narvik fights are under way be tween our troops and stronger enemy forces Narvik again was hectically bombarded by English naval forces North of Trondheim German troops after the occupation of Sleinkjer took a number of im portant straits and passes after minor enemy resistance The Trondheim region and the rail line leading from there to the Swedish border thus have been protected to the north The quick advance northward and northwestward continues in the Oslo region Gratitude Puts Boy 13 Back in Hospital McKEESPORT Pa tude put 13 year old Clair Mullen back in the hospital He broke his left arm playing football last September Treat ments ended at McKccsport hospi tal last week but nurses were so nice to the youth he returned to make a social call Running up the hospital steps I Clair broke the tame I arm again fighting in the area north o Trondheim where the enemy nov appears to be digging in just north of Stemkjer In the south increased enemy pressure has necessitated with drawal of the allied forces from Hie positions they previously hole near Lillehammer In the Narvik area there is nothing toreport end communique STEIIN MEASURES OV REDS FASCISTS WEIGHED Sir John Anderson minister o home security announced Thurs day he was considering stringen measures against subversive ele ments including the communis party and fascist organs and would intern even M Ps if sirable Sir John spoke in the house ot commons following discussion by members of parliament and he public of alleged fifth column aclivties in Britain Demands far suppression of the British communist parly have been sounded Spanish nationalists with fou columns pounding at the gate o Madrid in the fall of 193B sai they had a fifth column o sympathizers within the capita thus originating a name give wide currency in the Europe war The minister for home sccurit snid he carefully watchin the activities of certain sma groups of people of whom som appear to be deliberately anxiou to hinder the war effort Queen Alexandrine of Denmark Slips Bone in Foot Broken BERLIN Alexan drine of Denmark slipped on the staircase at the royal place in Copenhagen and broke a bone her foot Thursday the official German news agency DNB re ported The agency said she was able to walk after emergency treatment PENSIONS AUK DISCUSSKD ST PAUL Minn gates to the nnnual conference of the Minnesota district of Lutheran congregations Thursday discussed a proposal lo pension ministers the American Lutheran church nclrctement The main theater of action long a jagged line stretching rom the town of Steinkjer north f Trondheim southeastward hrough central Norway and along hat line the Germans claimed im portant successes The British claimed no progress and admitted they had been forced to fall back from the Lilleham mer front f One of the main baltlc crrounds appeared Jo be mateL rializinsr northwest of Lilleham mcr where the Germans had advanced li Kingebu and were about 25 miles from the advance British forces at Otta The central Norway battleline shaped up on the basis of frontier dispatches and official communi ques as follows TRONDHEIM digging in at Steinkjer after browing British and Norwegians jack six miles to the village of Meiri where fighting reportedly continued Nazi dispatches said the allied forces north of Trondheim in the Steinkjer sector were weak and ot little importance Stockholm reported British rein forcements arriving with antiair craft guns Southeast of Trond heim the Germans advanced about 25 miles in an effort to con tact other German forces moving northward from Oslo ROEROS swift est of two German columns ad vancing toward Trondheim from the Oslo zone was reported to have occupied Roeros durinc the night after breaking up minor Norwegian resistance Roeros is about 80 miles south east of Trondheim and a rail road line runs by way of Stocren to Trondheim LILLEHAMMER ZONE T li K second Germun column moving northwestward from Oslo hurled BritishNorwegian forces back from the Lillehammer front and advanced to Ringebu a railroad and highway town 40 miles north west of hillehammei The British were reported to have fallen back on Otto 25 miles from Ringebu although the London war office communique merely said the al lied forces withdrew from posi tions neir Lillehammer because of increased German pressure The OttoRingcbu sector ap peared to be shaping up as one of the most important battle grounds and the Germans report ed they had bombed and cut rail road communications in several places in an effort to prevent re inforcements and supplies from reaching the British DRESS UP SUNDAY APRIL 28 German bombing planes ac cordins to the official German news agency cut the railroads between Antlalsncs British coastal base and Dombaas a junction through which supplies and men must move to bolster the allied front in central Nor way between Dombaas ami Hjcrkin which is tlic road the allies must use to advance from the south on Trondheim and between Alvdal and Atna along the railroad leading from El vcrum to Roeros The German high command said enemy submarines had been destroyed in the Skagerrak end reported bitter fighting was in pro gress near Narvik after British r
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