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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             DCPT Or I r 44 Cup 0 E S U 0 I H i 5 I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND FVE THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALl NORTH IOWANS NtlCHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 2 1940 THIS FOUR SECTIONS V J M Lr rt SECTION ONE NO 17g ALLIESGIVE UP CENTRAL NORWAY NaztMoveJoBe WILL NOT STAY EXECUTION FOR RHODES IN IOWA Justice Reed Makes Denial in Washington Without Prejudice WASHINGTON Justice Stanley Reed refused Thursday to stay the execution of Walter H Rhodes 32 year old convicted wife slayer of Iowa City Iowa Justice Reeds denial was without prejudice and will permit counsel to apply to an other justice for a stay Rhodes is under sentence to hang Tuesday at the state peni tentiary at Fort Madison Iowa for the dynamite gun killing of his wife Mabel Feb 9 1937 The state contended Rhodes previous ly had sought a divorce from his the mother two children In order that he might marry another woman Joe B Tye of Marshalltown Iowa counsel for the convicted slayer visited Justice Reed in his chambers in the supreme court building Thursday to present his application for a stay pending an appeal to the high court from the Iowa supreme court which af firmed the conviction Atthe same time Tye filed with the court a petition for a review of the li said thatRhodes was questioned for two days in the state house and at the Polk county jail and that on Feb 14 1937 Rhodes signed a typewritten confession which was obtained by duress and coercion APPROVEWJfGE HOUR CHANGE Would Not Limit Salaried Workers Except on Average WASHINGTON house accepted tentatively Thursday a wagehour amendment intended to permit salaries employes to work an unlimited number of hours each week provided the weekly average for six months or a year did not exceed 40 hours Offered by Represenctative Ramspeck DGa and sponsored by the house labor committee the proposal was adopted on a stand ing vote of 75 to 12 Ramspeck said that before his arrangement could become op erative for any particular group of workers it would have to be agreed to voluntarily by them and their employer and have the approval of the wagehour ad ministrator Democratic Leader Rayburn in dicated the house might require another day to complete consider ation of all proposed wagehour changes Stress Dangers on Open Iowa Highways DBS MOINES f Accident reports indicate that the place to exercise extreme care when driv ing is the open highway Supcrin Icndent O C Burrows of the slate accident record division asserted Thursday Burrows pointed out that during March two and a half times as many fatalities occurred on the open road as in city streets li Rupe Will Manage f Wilsons Campaign t DES MOINES George A Wilson Thudsday announced the appointment of S Rupc Ames newspaper publisher as the I manager the chief executives f primary campaign Rupe publishes the Ames Daily Tribune 2000 Bicycles Are Captured by Germans BERLIN thousand bicycles were listed Thursday as part of the booty captured by German forces in Norway from and Norwegian Claim Plans Started to Kidnap Hitler NEW YORK Texas college boys and a professional strong man started scheming up a plan to kidnap Adolf Hitler Thursday while a college dean branded as war mongering the million dollar reward offer for the nazi fuehrer Unidentified P i 11 s b u r ghcrs through President Samuel Harden Church of the Carnegie institute offered the cash to anyone whod deliver Hitler to the league of na tions unharmed before May 31 The Texas boys telephoned a Dallas newspaper sayinp thevd like to attempt the snatch but were deterred by lack of fi nances They suggested that the Carnegie institute finance them and forget about the re ward Another Texan a profesiynal strong man in Houston wives the New York Times Will go after Hitler and bring him back Must have hundred thousanddollar drawing account and transportation to Germany made possible Addressing a letter to Sponsor Church Dean Carl W Ackerman of the Columbia university gradu ate school of journalism assailed the plan as an attempt to precipi tate war between the United States and Germany adding itat the time for the American people to begin to list our war makers Yon have won the unique position of war maker No 1 Poultney Bigelow long time friend of the former German kai ser thought the whole thing was absurd They ought topresent the SI 000000 to Hitler to help the wounded Hitler is going to win He is stronger than ever before British Prisoners Guarded DECLARE Greece Calls Up 10Classes ENGLISH PUT TO WILD RETREAT Claim Occupation of Andalsnes Raising of German Flag There BERLIN German high command announced Thursday night that nazi forces have en tered Andalsnes allied debarka tion point on Norways west coast which the British have abandoned The announcement said the port which was a base for Britains at tempt to capture Germanheld Trondheim 100 miles to the north was occupied at 3 p m 7 a m C S T The high commands com munique In indefatigable pursuit of he English retreating in wild flight German troops reached Andalsnes and ill 3 p m raised the German war flag there The hith command Thursday night reported hits on two Brit ish aircraft carriers and a de stroyer when a strong British fleet unit approached the Nor wegian west coast Wednesday Tr if The communique said one air Ci2 trrier was hit fully the TAKEN FROM IOWA BANK Sneak Thieves Get Cash 2 Times From Des Moines Institution DBS MOINES of the Valley Savings bank here confirmed reports that sneak thieves had obtained a total of more than 51200 from the institu tion on two occasions within the lastmonth On or about April over SlOOO was stolen from a Revival of Tension in Italy Seen ROME announcement that a British and French battle fleet was in tile Mediterranean Thursday revived tension which earlier had been relieved by Italian disclaimers ot any intentions of going to war immediately Shortly before Prime Minister Chamberlnins statement in tho house of commons concerning the British fleet United States Am 18 a little aSSdoV Phillips was un HUJll r desk Vice President Winfield W Minister Count Ciano as surances that Jugoslavia was safe from any Italian action in the near future Chamberlain Scott said while 5203 was taken out of a tellers cage about a week earlier Scott said the thieves apparently had a wellplanned program Such things do not just hap pen he said Both losses were covered by in surance he said and the claims SAMUEL HARDEN CHURCH reward Dump Milk in Ditches m Chicago Strike CHICAGO bound null was dumped in highway ditches Thursday in the midst of a strike of dairy workers that has cut off the supply to most consum ers As the strike continued into its second day state and federal conciliators endeavored to arbi trate the issues and work out some plan whereby consumers might rccciyc milk during arbitra tion Robber Recognized Later Is Arrested ERIE Pa if Police Chief George Christoph reported 25 year old Frank Tavcrncsc robbed i store rif S2o tor treatment of his sick wire then returned to the scene u hour later to sec if the gill iwgnizcrf him She did already havc been paid Bank officials were inclined to said the allied battle fleet was in the eastern part of the Mediterranean on its way to Egypt This was regarded in foreign circles as further indication that Britain is preparing any even tuality o link the robberies with the Bishop T 1 r and Younkcr cases last month On I L3CK Ot April 6 a strong box containing T T i i V Js Lamented by rope mysteriously disappeared from the Bishop cafeteria counter here and on April 10 sneak thieves pijed open a cage door andlook 57oO m pay envelopes from the Younker Brothers store Held After Attacking ExWife With Hammer VISALIA Cal R Ball 44 South Sioux City Nebr was held in jail Thursday the outcome of critical injuries I suffered by his former wife Mr Pear Richardson ot Farmorsvillc j who was the object ot a hammer attack while waiting at the federal surplus commodities station here Police Sergeant Roy Suhr said Bali attacked Mrs Ricluirdon because she refused to leave her second husband VATICAN CITY UPlPope Pius speaking Thursday at St Peters cathedral on the occasion of the canonization of two nuns said that the sufferings of the world today were due to general lack of spirituality which brought about worldly greed and war The nuns were Gemma Galgani Italian and Marie Pellcticr French The canonizations were the first ot the popes reign Reoort Artilleiy Fire in Vosges Saar Areas PARIS fire in the Vosges and Saar sectors of the western front atone broke a gen eral calm Thursday a military in formant said Slightly improved weather brought airplanes out on reconnaissance flights French planes flew over Germany and German planes over eastern France and the BelgiumLuxcm hours frontier area The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday and Friday except considerable cloudiness Thursday night ex Ircmc northeast and extreme eastcentral portions Scattered frcst central and north west Thursday nishl risini temperature Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday msht and Friday slijrhlly warm er extreme west csattered liffhl frost sonihwest Thursday niehl slightly warmer south Friday of Reservists ATHENS Thursday called up ten classes of reserve army officers for active service as tension increased over Italys possible plans in the Mediter ranean The officers were ordered to report on duty May 5 The call to the colors followed n May day speech by Premier John Metaxas declaring Greece is strong and united in this most formidable of all wars which will decide the destinies mankind for1 many centuries Speaking at Piraeus Metnxas disclosed the government was ne gotiating with a great friendly power which is engaging great unemployed Greek damaged and yer also Jieavily hit e the Thursday l S hld 6n aUof south and central Norway after British forces inheadlong flight had 1ushcd to he sea to abandon the Andalsnes sector on the Norwe gian Atlantic coast DNB official German news agency said the only opposition now confronting the Germans was from unimportant nests of resstince BRITISH CONTINUE OPERATIONS AT NARVIK LONDON war office com munique Thursday said allied which havc beej taryinK out delaying operations south of irondheim during the past few days have after repulsing many enemy attacks been withdrawn in Ine face of everincreasing enemy They were successfully em barked at Andalsnes and other ports in the neighborhood This was done in spite ot the enemys incessant efforts to destroy these ports and communications bv air action fn the Narvik area operations are continuing and detachments have been in contact with the en emy There is nothing further to report Iram Kamsos numbers of workmen Moves of Germans in Denmark and Norway Defended by Borchers NEW YORK German occupation of Denmark andNor way was defended by Dr Hans Borchers German consul general at a celebration of German Na tional Labor day in Brooklyn Denouncing Great Britain as a world dictator aiming to perpe trate her present monopoly based on terror and coercion Borchers cited the recent docu mentary proof offered by Ger many U support the contention at Britain had intended to oc j utpy rvorway I It is not England who is fight 1 ing for the freedom and progress i of peoples but Germany he said H is England which irilli monopoly of power restrains or suppresses freedom vnd progress everywhere in the world where she considers it useful lo BiitMi interests BjTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS h a m b e r lain tells commons all Brit ish forces withdrawn from Andalsnes without loss of man and plan of taking T r scrapped bomb damage inflicted on Ger man bases in Norway Brit ish say allied battle fleets on way to Alexandria with drawing f r o m Andalsnes one of main coastal bases in Norway Germans de clare describing new suc cesses in fighting from Oslo to Trondheim STOCKHOLM British warships strike at German troop transport lane in Kattegat Germans with draw from advance post at Roros righting centers in battle for Donibas key railway junction Fleet Is Sent to Mediterranean to Face Threat There Minister Neville Chamberlain told com mons Thursday that allies havc quit their central Norwegian base at Andalsnes concentrated the AngloFrench fleet in the eastern Mediterranean and prepared for lightning Ger man thrusts which may come in the Balkans or even upon Bntafn herself y The commons which had awaited his address in sullen worried mood rang with cheers at the conclusion of his brief address Applause punctuated his speech particularly when he announced that the battle fleet has been concentrated in the eastern Mediterranean obviously to meet any threat that should arise from a Italian move to go to war at Germanys side Despite abandonment of the central Norwegian allied position and the foreclosure of any present allied hope capturing Trondheim from the Germans Chamberlain assured commons that Nor way was not to be a mere sideshow His words forecast a long and bitter struggle on the northern front and i it was noted that he LOOK INSIDE FOR IN MASON CITY Dewey Recovers From Digestive Ailment COLORADO SPRINGS Thomas E Dewey candidate for lilc republican presidential nomi GtlobcGazette weather stalis nation who has spent a week hero lies Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday At 8 a m Thursdav YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SO 41 Thursday night for Kans where he will speak Friday Lcm Jones Dcwevs secretary said tlic New York dis tnct llorncy had completely digestive ailment him in bed three flays Warns of Nazi Aims in South America PAGE 2 Conference Play Day Planned at Clarion PAGE 4 Ernie Lombard Raps Homer Stops Dodgers withdrawn from a toss he asserted so far ashe was being moved to other positions possibly to the north of iMonvay A pale light filtered through the dusty leaded windows of the ancient panelled c o m m o n s chamber as Chamberlain spoke and lighted Ms worn face At his side sal Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty and senior defense officer Next week Chamberlain said he hoped that he and Churchill might give to commons a full story ot the Norwegian operations to date On next Tuesday Chamberlain told commons there will be a full dress debate on the governments war effort Unlil that time he asked that members refrain from comment The withdrawal of British nnd French troops from the landing base at Andalsnes in the face of a hammering German of fensive through the mountains meant the end ot the expedition ary operations as a major factor south of Trondheim but Cham berlain promised that the fight would go on with greater power north ot Trondheim We have no intention permitting Norway o become sideshow lie siiri after as serting that tlin allied troops were withdrawn without loss under the noses of the Ger man air fleet The prime minister facing an angry parliament as a result of reverses in Scandinavia said that 1 The German superiority of land and artillery as well as air strength in central Norway had made it necessary for the allies to abandon hope of capturing the vital port of Trondheim from the south and thus the main fighting front ni Scandinavia was shifted to the Stcinkjcr section north of Trondheim 2 The advantage in thp long run I am satisfied lics with the allies in Norway 3 Germany next attuck may cumc in southeastern Europe The British ami French battleflecl already is in the eastern hasin of the Mediter ranean where it would be most effective if Italy joined the war on Germanys siiic and is cn routc to Alexandria 5 Adolf Hitler may even al icmpt a lightning swoop against trie British Isles in an effort to deal s knockout blou presum ably by air Chamberlain pointed out tint Germany holds i central position knuvv Ihc enemy holds a central position They mcnsc forces always mounted and ready tor SM attack hr asserted wilh Nazis Over Alt Bur 400000 in Norway OSLO but 400000 of Norways 2SOU000 popula tion are in the effectivelyoccu pied area over which the Ger manappointed Norwegian ad ministration council has been Eiven authority 11 was iiounced Thursday The remain ins 400000 Norwegians are scat tered through some square miles ot chiefly moun tainous nonprodactlve terri tory Jightnjng rapidity on any one of many fields It may be their savage hordes will be hurled against innocent neighbors in southeast Europe The Germans might make any one of a number of possible mores he said asserting lhat Germany has preparations for an attempt at a larec scale at tack on the nest front or even a lightning swoop on this coun try The British and French battle fleet with cruisers and auxiliary craft already is in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean en louie to Alexandria Chamber lain said in reference to recent concern over the possibility that Italy might enter the war on the side of Germany Injuries to the German licet lave been so substantial ES to al ter the entire balance naval power and permit important re distribution of flic main allied fleet the prime minister said Recent Home dispatches said Premier Bemto Mussolini was understood to have told American and British diplomats that Italy contemplated nu change of posi tion relative to ihc war f Prime Minister Chamberlain announced the withdrawal of the whole of our forces from Andalsnes without losing a sin gle man abandoning any idea of takingGerman occupied Trondhcim from the south The German high command earlier m the day had reported its roops within 25 miles of Andals nes and said opposing forces were m head over heels flight He said the troops were with drawn under the very noses o ihc German airplanes without the loss of a single man Andalsnes is 100 miles south of Trondheim We decided last week that we must abandon any idea of taking Trondheim from the south Jhambcrlaiii said and miiit withdraw our troops and transfer hem elsewhere He said instructions In tlir commanders of these forces provided they were to proceed lo the occupation only under one of two hat they were invited to do sr by the Norwegian government or thai Norwegian neutrality had already been violated The prime minister declared Britain had been aware for many months Unit the Germans were accumulating troops in Baltic ports these trnnn bcin 1 noin MASON CITYMEPTAG SAIE DAYS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY   

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