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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             H isr utit t fn 0 f P T o f I C S 7 I i 3 I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PrtESS F FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 6 1940 Billie Gets in a Few PRACTICE LICKS Before Clean Up and Paint Up Campaign The Clean Up and Paint Up campaign started officially Monday hut Billie Ashburn 10 month otd son or Mr and Mrs A II Ashburn 119 Connecticut avenue northeast decided to gel in a few practice licks with his paint brush beforehand His progress is shown in the three successive pictures above Subsequent activities remain a sec rel between Billie and his mother Lock nhnto Rayenay 2 Leave to Return Marken to Farm Near Clear Lake J Expected to Be Back Tuesday Night or Wednesday Morning CLEAR Marken 9 bachelor who disappeared from Ills farm near here on Jan 31 will be on the back home this week from Fargo N Dak it was learned Monday Marken who left his livestock without a caretaker went to the sheriffs office at Fargo and asked that official to telephone J R Buttlemen Clear Lake police chief that he was ready to re turn home Buttleman a relative by mar riatre of the missing man left Monday morning for North Da kota accompanied by Deputy Sheriff E C Kudej They ivere expected to return Tuesday nighl or Wednesday morning Details of Mavkens activities lie left here with S2000 in diafls and travelers checks are still meager It is known that Marken who diovc a 1928 Nnsh got a South Dakota automobile license and that iie cashed one of his drafts in that state He is known to own a homestead somewhere in South Dakota E M Sabin Jr Northwood was appointed temporary guard ian of the Marken property by Judge M H Kepler on April 17 Mr Sabin made arrangements with a neighbor to look after the livestock and seed the oats on the farm LOOK INSIDE FOR FIIAXR E GANNETT Comes to Iowa to Present Candidacy North Iowa Democrats Meet Name Delegates PAGE 22 MtJ The condition of the livestock found on the farm several weeks after Markens disappearance was not as bad as at first de scribed Mr Sabin stated Most of the livestock was in pasture access to food and water Newborn calves and lambs suf fered the worst i Livestock on the farm at present i onsists of 35 head of Hereford I Mason City High Set for Scrap at Tourney PAGE 15 British Ready for Italy on Land Air and Sea THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 181 ALLIES LOSE 3 DESTROYERS cattle 12 horse H sheep 21 pigs and about 50 chickens Marken drew 52000 from a bank at Ventura on Jan 31 but made no statement lo thr banker ex cept that he was taking a trip About the middle of March neighbors accompanied bv ixvi stock buyers went to the farm RHODES DENIED REVIEW IN HIGH COURTSRULING lowan Must Pay Death Penalty for Murder at a m Tuesday WASHINGTON su preme court refused Monday to review the conviction of Walter II Rhodes of Iowa City under sentence to hang Tuesday lotthe dynamite gun slaying ot his wife Mabel in 1837 The court merely announced that tiic petition for review was denied Rhodes appealed from the Iowa supreme court which af firmed a jury conviction He contended he was not given a fair trial that a confession was obtained by coercion and that several members of the jury had expressed opinions as to his guilt before the trial J B Tyc of Marshalltown Iowa counsel for ihc condemned man vainly sought last week a sta3 of execution from Associate Justice Stanley Reed pending the hearing of an application for a review of the state court action The supreme courts decision brought a dramatic end to Rhodes hopes of escaping the noose It meant that the former wwker and tavern op erator most riSllr hat mile to the Fort stflckafle at a m Tuesday and pay with his life for the slaying The death sentence against Rhodes has been fought vainly through every possible legal chan nel His first attempt at a state supreme court appeal was success ful that body setting aside his Mrs Chamness 73 Appeals for Life of Condemned Man 1ES MOINES Ida Chamness 73 West Branch Quaker in whose orchard the body of one executed murderer lies appealed to Gov George A Wilson Monday to save another condemned man Mrs Chamness w h o com forted John Mercer slayer of a Tiplon Iowa vigilante in the last hours before he was hanged appeared with her daughters Ina and Jennie in behalf of Rhodes Mrs Chamness claimed Mer cers body after his execution Jan 24 1938 and had it buried in her orchard She asked the governor cither to commute Rhodes sentence to life imprisonment or to allow a stay of execution conviction and ordering a new trial on grounds that one of his jurors had expressed an opinion of his guilt before his district court trial began But following the 1938 election four new justices took seats on the Iowa supreme court and the state appealed the decision This time the bench reversed itself and ruled Rhodes must die SPENDS LAST DAY VISITING RELATIVES FORT MADISON If Rhodes condemned wife mur derer spent what apparently was his last day of life Monday visit ilia with relative The Iowa City tavern operator and quarry worker was reported by prison officials to have re signed himself to die on the peni tentiary gallows here at a m Tuesday Col Glenn C Haync pcnitcn liaiy warden said he would visit Rhodes later to determine if he had any last requests He ate a chicken dinner Sunday prepared in the colonels home The warden said every effort had been made to make Rhodes last hours comfortable He has been confined in death row in a prison cell block since the su preme court affirmed his convic tioi and sentence more than a j month ago Heres What British Fear T H ATLANTIC OCEAN SHETLAND B f IWSTIANSUND HULL GREAT BRITAIN Admitted withdrawal of allied troops frum Namsos and surrender of the Norse centralsouthern armies puts Germany in full control of the greater area of Norway dotted At Narvik allied forces are reported to be still hammering at German forces Norway thus becomes an ideal jumpinroff base for nazi bombing planes Airline distances to British Isles are shown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rises for sharper prosecution ot tliiy war admiralty admits loss of destroyer Afridi denies Black Friday sink ing of British battleship and cruiser by nazi bomb ers BERLIN Hitler sends Alpine troops on difficult 200mile mountain trek to aid besieged nazis at Nar vik high command claims another British battleship hit by bomb UUDAPEST Fear ot war grips Balkans with German Russian Italian and Turkish troops on march and allied Hoot con centrated in eastern Medi terranean STOCKHOLM North ward movement of German aerial troop transports in Norway indicates new nazi offensive to relieve Narvik The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain Tuesday and south Monday nighl cooler Tuesday and northeast and ex treme east Monday night MINNESOTA Fair cooler i o east and central light to heavy Students Afimit Theft frost north and central seal klluucllL 1 HCIl tcrcd light frosts extreme south Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy north cloudy south fol lowed by rain extreme south cooler near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statu tics Maximum Sunday 81 Minimum Sunday nigli 42 At 8 a m Monday 51 I The mercury soared to the high est point this year on Sunday aftI WAR EXTENSION TO SEEUROPE GIVEN IMPETUS Several Contribute to Increase Tension in Wide Area By EDWARD KENNEDY BUDAPEST of lie war to southeastern Europe seemed more imminent Monday than at any time since the first days of the conflict Contributing to the belief of nany diplomats that a crisis may je reached this week were the following developments troops c r e re ported massing along the Greek and Bulgarian frontiers troop concentra tions were noted near the Jugo slav and Hungarian frontiers as well as the shipment of nazi tanks and war materials into eastern Slovakia a rcich pro tectorate 3f If If military activity near the Jugoslav frontier and the Dodecanese islands of Russian rein forcements in former Poland near the borders of Ruthenia which Hungary obtained in the final dismemberment of CzechoSlo vakia of German re ports that the allies are about to y Greecp sea of units of an allied battle fleet based at Alexandria new spy scare in Hun gary resulting in the arrest of 200 persons suspected of work ins for both France and Rus sia Two border incidents involving Italian and Jugoslav forces and the heavy reinforcement of Italian troops on the Jugoslav frontier were reported in Jugoslavia Jugo slav military quarters estimated that Italy now has more than 300 000 men north of Fiume One Italian soldier was killed and three wounded when a fascist troops patrol attempted to disarm a Jugoslav sergeant on Jugoslav territory near Finnic in one bor der incident Yugoslavs asserted The Italians told a mixed com mission which placed responsibili ty on them that they thought the sergeant was on Italian soil In the second incident Jugo slav antiaircraft batteries shot down an Italian observation plane near Fiume Jugoslavs charged lhat its pilot who drowned had been photograph in defense works Germany and Britain were en gaged in a diplomatic struggle to obtain assurances of Bulgarian support in event of trouble in the Karl Clodious Ger man economic expert and Sii Hughe KnatchbullHtiggcssen British ambassador to Turkey conferred with government offi cials in Sofia f The nature of Clodius pro posals was unknown but Sir Hughe was understood to have made Bulgaria a promise of a large British loan and a corri dor to the Aegean sea a thing she long has wanted The British plan was reported to include a deal involving Greece and Turkey already on close terms whereby the former woulc cede Bulgaria the Aegean corridor in return for certain concessions Britains purpose in wooing Bulgaria Sofia sources said wn to insure land route for troop i ID Rumania should the necessity COLUMBIA Mo tJT Delta I arise Tau Delta fraternity y ou t h sj r There wis no indication that thi beamed as they accepted congnitu saioniki wa lations for their house decorations j imminent and Fishermen return at a Saturday night dance They j lnS to the port said they had sec WEDS 3RD TIME Actress Who Received Settlement Married to Bryant LOUISVILLE Ky Judge film actress who recently won i nilported 5100000 settle ment in divorcing Daniel Ii Top ping New York socialitesports man has embarked upon her third marital venture Her neiv liistand is 7imes Mc Kinlcy Bryant an executive for a swank Fifth avenue hotel Pierre in New York City who in 1930 figured with a navy lieutenant in o much publicized fistic perform ance at a party given bv Johnny Weismueller exfilm Tarzan in a Manhattan night club Hitler Sends Troops North to Aid Narvik LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN Adolf Hitler noted for his dramatic surprises Monday dispatched Alpine troops a difficult 200 mile trek through almostimpassabie moun tains in an attempt to aid the be sieged nazis at Narvik which has become known in Germany as Norways Alcazar The Fuehrers trusted moun tain troops began their march from the neighborhood of the little Norwegian town of Mo north of Namsos and the ter minal both of railway and nor mal automobile highways Be tween Mo and Narvik there is only a narrow country road sometimes only a mere path Mo is about 150 miles north ot lamsos Also reported pushing north ard from the Namsos sector lo ard Narvik are British and rencli troops who German ad ices Sunday indicated were cut ff from the main expeditionary oice last week when the allies vithdrew from Namsos They nust negotiate between 300 and 00 miles difficult mountain errain between Namsos and Nar to reach the allied forces in he north Meanwhile the German high immand reported that British forces in the farnorth Narvik region had been strength ened but that no more intense lighting had occurred in that sec SLOW ENGLISH GAINSINNARVIK ARE REPORTED Continue Denial of German Claims That Battleship Was Lost BULLETINS LONDON Polish destroyer Grom has been sunk by a bomb the Polish naval staff announced Monday in London AKLINE JUDGE Hotel Executive of Cemetery Tulips to Decorate Frat House southeast Both Dr hart used 40UI tulips Monday they frowned Six members of the fraternity i no signs of any preparations fo such a move tor ernoon as North lowans basked in I at Missouri university we r c 1 D V L D prop DritlSn DUltC RFTUIlNEi TO UNCLE DES MOINES 17 vPar i old yoiilli was returned here Sim day to his uncle trom whom he admitted stealing SiOO and sncnd ing 5114 of it on a spree in Council Bluffs the summer temperatures YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday fil Minimum in niffiit 14 At 8 a m Sunday 55 VKAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 53 i charged with destruction of prop crty George Quinn police chief r IT if to Be Cut in Half aid they admitted raiding Me morial Park cemetery and several arainst the British navy the high command said that one enemy battleship was hit by a heavy bomb off the Narvik front and that two German air planes had captured a British submarine which was damaged by a mine April 15 in the Kata tegat The reported bomb hit on a British battleship followed uj Britains official denial of Ger nanys claim Saturday lhat naz jombers hod sunk a 30000loi British battleship and a heavy cruiser off Namsos on Friday The admiralty Monday fol lowed up the denial with an nouncement of the sinking of the destroyer Afridi by Gorman ai attack off Namsos For weeks the German press ii dealing with Narvik wrote of it as unimportant in the Norwegian de velopments In private talks sources usu ally well informed intimated that Hitler would soon give or ders to the bottledup Germans in the ore port and its vicinity to retreat strategically to the Swedish border if necessary and let themselves be interned in Sweden V t That Germany now regards Nar vik again as of major importance is indicated by the fact that pow er divers went directly from Nam after they were reported to have sunk a battleship of the Queen Elizabeth class and a heavy cruiser to Narvik to do their stuff there Germany believes England is interested chiefly in two ores and oil Hitler apparently has decided he must make doubly sure of re maining in possession of Narvik as the western outlet port for ore from the Swedish mines Meanwhile authorized sources were wondering where England next would try to widen the area of conflict Since England desires to cut Germany off from oil as well as ore the Mediterranean still is considered the likely scene of major impending events Acquitted for Charge of Selling P 0 Position GAINESVILLE Ga resentative B Frank Whclrhcl DGa was acquitted in fcdcrnl court Monday of charges thnl he conspired to sell postal appoint ment A jury which had consid ered the case since 6 p m Satur day returned the verdict to Dis trict Indgc E Marvin Underwood at in PARIS French ad nirally Monday night announced he sinking of the French de stroyer Bison by German planes vhilc escorting troop transports in he North sea The Bison was a vessel of 2436 tons Her normal implement was 209 men She ivas completed in 1930 She was the second destroyer victim of German air bombs to be announced Monday by the allies the British admiralty earlier hav ing announced the sinking of tiie British destroyer Afridi 1370 tons ALEXANDRIA new squadron of allied cruisers and auxiliary warcrafl arrived here Monday and British official cir cles said we are ready to meet Italy on land sea and air should she decide to fight LONDON the midst oC publicdemand fora more vigor ous prosecution Monday announced Joss last week of the 1870ton destroyer Afridi in German bombing raids upon convoys withdrawing allied troops from Namsos Norway The admiralty stood by its denial of German claims to have sunk a battleship of the Queen Elizabeth class and a heavy cruiser in the same operations But It admitted that the Afridi 17th naval loss officially annnunced by the British vas struck by a bomb and subse quently sunk during an in sistent attack by waves of enemy aircraft V The admiralty said two German bombers were shot down and the transports came through un touched The Afridi fiftli British des troyer lost since the start ot the Norwegian campaign was acting as flotilla leader of the escort and carried 219 men She was commanded by Capl P L Vian who commanded the destroyer Cossack when she in vaded N o r w e g i a n tcrritoria 1 waters last Feb 17 to rescue iOO British seamen from the German prison ship Altmaik An official military source in porled that British hoops in northern Norway are closing in on the German garrison estimated at between 3000 and 4000 men holding the Arctic ore port oC Narvik but that operations nt necessity were proceeding slowly and that the immediate capture of the port was not to be expected A crescendo of demands for i more vigorous government prosecution of the war arose in advance of Prime Minister Chamberlains appearance in the house of commons Tuesday to explain the allied withdrawal from central Norway Iress and oratory clamored for government changes but the well informed Yorkshire Post predict ed that so far as can be seen at present Mr Churchill will carry the day Informed sources reported min isterial changes were in the offing but doubt was expressed whether minor cabinet alterations would satisfy critics demanding recon struction not The chorus reshuffle ot press criticism lawns for the flowers LONDON of the j bdwdid C Orr prosecuting at cessation of Danish supplies Brit tor my whose tulip bed was also ons were told Monday bv Lord DIES FROM DIPHTHERIA WEBSTER Lee Waire n CITY I daughter of Mr flirlnri UHJ Ljtjl VVrtllUll i llilUflmCr Ol AIT Ivm r K nd MlTYT fOCl Mrs Pearl Warren died hero svygctcd Hylj tor the reduction at an early date i Simriav of diphtheria the third evcy member of the fraternity bo f the butter ration from eight Webster Citv death from the dis to four minces each week case in the last several weeks accused the government of ti midity mismanagement neglect and planning on the level of small unimaginable minds By comparison with Ger manys assiduous care in prosecuting the war our easy nonchalant methods look like a nursery game of hiilcand seek said the Manchester Guardian There seemed no doubt Cham berlain would like to broaden the   

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