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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THt NfWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 8 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT IV SPOT THIS OF POUR SECTIONS 7 a j j jij41 u or FOUR SECTIONS nrt 1 SECTION ONE J JOt LLOYD GEORGE FLAYS CHAMBERLAIN FORCES OF F R Mason Cityan to Join Fight in Defense of Native Norway Haakon Rivedal 23 of Mason City Leaves to m mm m mm BEAT GARNER IN CALIFORNIA 61 South Dakota Delegates of Both Parties Are Without Instructions ELECTIONS AT A GLANCE California Roosevelt slate for democratic convention dele gates defeats Garner ticket 6 lo 1 two uninstructed groups trail Bankhead gets favorite son indorsement of democratic delegates Senator Andrews leads for democratic renomina tion but apparently faces run off primary against Bernarr MacFadden magazine publisher house members apparently renominated Town send forces fail to unseat two republicans South Dakota Botli parties choose uninstructed national delegations Gov Harlan Bush field republican renominated to oppose Lewis Bicknell demo crat President Garner wins vast majority of delegates to state democratic convention By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rooseve1 third term supporters added the big California delegation to their growing forces Wednes dajas a result of a democratic briiiary1 pledged the president defeat ed a Garner ticket 6 to 1 and held nearly a 3 to 1 majority over the combined vote for Gar ner and two uninstructed tick While the Roosevelt candidates were carrying virtually every California county Vice President Garner won the bulk of the dele gates chosen for the Texas slate democratic convention and Speak er Bankhead D Ala was given favorite son support by the 22 na tional delegates elected in Ala bama These developments highlighted election activity Tuesday in six states Only one senatorial race was involved Senator Charles Andrews of Florida led for demo cratic renomination but apparent ly will be forced into a runolf primary against Bernarr MacFad den magazine publisher and new deal critic Despite the onesided Roosevelt victory in California two Garner delegates may be among the 44 going to the Chicago convention There were two vacancies on the third term slate The election offi cials said that the two highest candidates on the next Garner be designated to fill them Kiiiiniiijr third ivas an uiiin slruclcd ham and CRCS pen sion delegation and fourth was a socalled liberalleft wing croup iicadcd by Lieut Gov Kt lis Fafterson who had bolted the Koosevclt slate of Gov Cul bcrt Ii Olson In Texas Garner headquarters said that the vice president had won 653 delegates chosen in coun ty conventions against 32 for the president Nearly every county cojivoniion however endorsed the Roosevelt administration and many delegates to the slate meeting pledged not to aid any stop movement Gov Harlan Buslificlcl won re publican renomination in the South Dakota primary and will be opposed by Lewis Bicknell democrat Indiana voters appar ently renominated the states con gressional delegation Democrats elected uninslractcd delegations to the national conven tion in Florida and South Dakota an uninstructed republican slate was chosen without opposi tion in California Seek Enlistment in RAF After two unsuccessful attempts to join the air forces of Finland nnd Norway during their wars against the invasions of totali tarian powers Haakon Rivedal 23 son of Mr and Mrs Sivert Hivedal 937 Jackson avenue northwest lett Tuesday for Ot tawa Canada where lie plans to join the Royal Canadian Air Forces and serve with the Hies in their war against the Germans Young Rivedal a citizen of Nor way received word this week from Canadian authorities that they would accept him for service in the air corps Their letter was in response to a communication from him seeking service with the 11 A F He had recently taken aircraft instruction at Mason City Air tivities airport a staff membei said Wednesday The Mason City youth had previously sent similar com munications to Finnish and Norwegian authorities He had received word from Finnish representatives in this country that he would be accepted for service in that countys defense against Russias invasion Trans portation had been arranged and Rivedal was ready to leave when Ihe unexpected peace balked his opportunity In that direction Shortly after Finland had concluded ils with the HAAKON KIVEDAL democrats 415 elected 88 and the republicans a2 national convention delegates Tuesday to bring their respec tive totals lo 480 and 386 The democratic convcnlion will have 1oofl and tllc rcpublicans About threefourths of he democratic delegates already I chosen are pledged to President I Roosevelt or have shown favor littsm for him Postmaster General Itarley has 38i while three in Wisconsin are pledged to Garner remainder are uninslructcd Most of the republican dclc notiffcd U caaeel all prerionc arrangements since the was at an end Bivedal named after King Haakon of Norway who is now in hiding from the nazi invasion of his country was angered at the totallyunexpected war upon his native country April 9 and im mediately communicated w i t h Norwegian authorities in this country offering his services as iii aviator The Norwegian offi cials in theiiyesponse told him to be in readme However he iiled to hear fur ther from the ii consu late and this causi him to seek entry into the JJoyai Canadian Air Forces lie was vs firm in his convictions that ti nazi ma of nust be stopped and his departure Tues day was confirmation of his per sonal convictions Hivedai was born in Norway while his mother WES visiting There and brought to this country when slightly more than a year old Because of legal technicali ties he had never obtained citizen ship papers He was graduated from Mason City high school For some time he had been employed nt the Jacob E Decker and SOILS packing plnt The youth visited his home land of Norway two years ago and after relurninif in a North Iowa Forum talk on KGIO predicted that Hitler would eventually direct his aggres sion into the productive Scandi navian lands His prediction made in 1938 was borne out this spriuff by the nazi hrusls into Norway and Denmark A quiet uncommunicative lad ttivedal told few of his plans to seek enlistment He told one fiicad of his plans early this year when it seemed he would po to Finland but cautioned him not lo say one word about it until after vc left town His is not gloryseeking mis ion He is going to the aid of the allies in the hope that he mav in some way apsis i in eventually bringing freedom to his native Norway now under Ihe yoke of I nazi tyranny REJECT F RS REVAMP PLAN House Turns Down Proposal to Put CAA in Commerce Department W A S H I N G T O N house passed 232 to 153 and sent to the senate Wednesday a reso lution rejecting President Robse yetts ganization order whicS would place the civil aeronautics authbr ity in the commerce department The order which would also abolish the safety board of the CAA will become operative next month unless the senate also ap proves the legislation President Roosevelt announced April 11 that he had decided upon several changes in the makeup of government agencies and depart ments Congressional opposition immediately developed to one portion which would shift the CAA from an independent agency to a bureau under Secretary of Commerce Hopkins The senate reorganization com mittee postponed study of a pro posal to kill the order until after the house acted Meanwhile the senate judiciary committee recommended early senate consideration of the house approved LoganWalter bill to fa cilitate judicial review of the de cisions ot federal administrative agencies Pope Tells 5000 Pilgrims He Fears European War Spread VATICAN CITY UR Pope I Pius addressing 5000 pilgrims in cluciiiig many newly wedded con pies expressed fear Wednesday that the European war might spread soon Before imparting his apostolic blessing to the pilgrims in the Clementine hall the pope spoke of this tragic spring time in which conflict tends to extend itself He nddcd There is the gates chosen arc uninstruclod Iity of obtaining a just peace1 Thomas f Dewcy of New York through prayer and asked his Jt pledged or scmiplerijcri hearers to prav for peace and Senator Robert The pope lamented that the has two pledged votes so world was poisoned by disloy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS party decides on no confidence motion in new attack on Chamberlain government Churchill to answer critics AMSTERDAM Neth erlands tightens defenses to meet mi ce r t a i n situation com munications partly cut off U DA IK kan war fears rise with re ports of German request for army right of through Hungary and Brit ish drive for defensive alli ance WASHINGTON Battle fleet to remain in Pacific Dutch spokesman says Netherlands will fight if invaded re ports successful air raids on allied troops and siege positions at Narvik claims new bomb hits on two Brit is h cruisers official sources deny nazi columns advancing toward Nether lands frontier STOCKHOLM K u g i tivc King Haakon VII pro claims government will hold out until Norway is free again Minister in Every Encounter j I S FLEET TO STAY IN HAWAII ON MANEUVERS Order Is Reported to Be Entirely Idea of Admiral Richardson WASHINGTON navy department and the while house indicated Wednesday that the order which will keep the United States fleet in Hawaii Americas midPacific naval base indefi nitely was entirely the idea of Admiral James O Richardson its Commanderinchief The navy department and the white house both indicated their approval while congressional and diplomatic circles antici pated that the order would be taken in Japan as a move to dis courage any change in the sta tus quo in the far cast Having completed its season had been staged in midPacific this year a move which had drawn some critical comment from fleet was to have sailed Wednesday and Thursday for its west coast bases Tuesday night Admiral Richard son announced in Honolulu that he had asked permission to keep the fleet indefinitely in Ha uaiian waters and that Admiral Harold R Stark chief of naval operations had granted his re quest States has a naval the Phil ippines HawaiiV Harbor base for all practical purposes is the westernmost of its strong holds and therefore the nearest to Japan the Dutch East Indies and the rest of the far east Ad miral Richardson said the fleet would engage in extra spring ex ercises and maneuvers 141 NAVAL SHIPS PLAN EXERCISES HONOLULU UP The naval might of the United warships and up an indefinite station in Hawaiian waters Wednesday Admiral James O Richardson commander in chief of the fleet announced Tuesday night that Ad miral Harold H Stark chief of naval operations had granted his request to keep the fleet here The fleet will make a sortie from Pearl Harbor next week and carry out further training exercises off the Lahaina area he said in his terse formal an nouncement Commander G G Dyer his press officer said it unsettled whether the fleet would return lo Honolulu after the Laiiaina maneuvers Shore leaves for enlisted men were continued through Sunday an indication that the exercises would not begin before Monday Remaining here indefinitely were 11 battleships 11 cruisers three aircraft carriers more than 40 destroyers IG auxiliary and base ships and 24 submarine in addition to the regular Hawaiian detnclimcnt of 10 heavy cruisers and 20 destroyers Besides these there is a large auxiliary air force regularly attached to the Pacific fleet and tlie Hawaiian air bases RO patrol bombers There the 42 000 officers and sailors attached to the fleet LOOK INSIDE FOR WEBB MILLER Famous Reporter Found Dead Near R R Track PAGE 2 Mason City to Tussle in Afternoon Program PAGE 15 I S C Veishea to Open Thursday PAGE 5 POLISH FORGES GO TO NARVIK French Outposts Push Back Several German River Polishvekpedi tionary force consisting of men who escaped from Poland and have been trained and armed in France has arrived at Narvik in Arctic Norway a military iiifor mant said Wednesday The Polish force was that which been assembled and equipped for service in the RussoFinnish war at the time the allies wanted to send men to aid Finland Heavy artillery action was re ported Wednesday in the Blies river sector and west of the Vosges mountains on the western front Artillery was active all along the front French outposis repulsed several German patrols in the Nied river sector a military informant said French planes made several night flights over Germany and German planes flew over eastern France A war office analyst discussing excitement in the Netherlands over the possibility of an invasion expressed doubt that any German attack on the Netherlands was im minent He held that there had been no important shift of German HOLLAND TENSE BY UNCERTAIN WAR SITUATION Reports of 2 German Columns on March Are Denied by Berlin AMSTERDAM JP Intense military preparations accom panied by n part blackout at communications with tlie outside world during the night kept the Netherlands in a state of suspense Wednesday The nation scared its defenses lo meet an international situa tion officially described as in creasingly uncertain V Reports that two German col umns are converging on the Neth erlands frontier were said by a re liable source in New York Tues day night to be responsible for the unusual precautions but authori ties in Berlin denied these reports Iu Washington the Netherlands minister Dr A Loudon disclosed his government had directed him to act as general paymaster for all Dutch diplomats and other offi cials abroad in case of emer Outgoing telephone calls to all points abroad were cut off from 10 p m Tuesday night until 8 a ra a m CST Wednes dayand coyenunent strietioiu would be in effect again Wednesday nljbt Incoming telephone calls from abroad wore not affected by the order The telegraph only nominally dis An official explanation said that the action had been taken to re serve telephone lines for govern ment use during he hours speci announcements picked service was turbed British Ask Attitude of Hungarians BUDAPEST Britain was reported in diplomatic quar ters Wednesday night to have asked the Hungarian government to state its attitude toward any German move to send troops through Hungary Following published reports that Germany had requested such per mission these sources said British Minister Owen St Cliiir OMalley had asked Hungarian Premier Count Pal Telcky to declare his countrys stand V Teleky refused a definite an swer according to lliese inform ants saying Hungarys attitude would depend on circumstances when and if Germany sol ready to move OMalley wns reported to have offered support of the British army and air force if Hungary chose to resist any German attempt to march through The report of a German re quest on Hungary for free pass age of her legions into the south an action to be taken when strategy dictates was carried by the official Hun garian news agency with a note saying that thus far the report could not be verified It was circulated on the heels of word in Balkan diplomatic circles of redoubled British ef forts to line up Jugoslavia Ru mania Bulgaria Greece and Tur key lor a united stand against any aggression The method by which the re port ot the German rightofway request was given currency was roundabout It was published first in a Belgrade Jugoslavia news paper Pohtika credited to Po litikas Budapest correspondent The Hungarian news agency then ficd Radio up in New York said that the cus tomary Netherlands weather broadcasts would be omitted for the present due lo conditions which are known to you The broadcasting of weather reports has been discontinued in belliger ent countries since the start of the war aicuiHvhiie civilian railway travel throughout the Nether hinds was sharply curtailed to facilitate the movement of thou sands of soldiers and sailors called back to the colors by a sweeping order canceling all leaves Leaves have been canceled pic troops anywhere on Germany western borders from the North viously on several occasions since sea to start of the European war but The inilyst said that his wasllc Present order is more swecp the sixth time during the war those which have land had taken special defense before measures rl reproduced lie story Several times the pasl in spired Hungarian newspapers well as the news agency have taken such a devious course to tell Hungarians what was transpiring inside their own country The Balkan tension appeared at its peak In Jugoslavia That nation reported with 300000 veteran troops already un her Kalian and German frontiers was calling 300000 more men to Ibe colors while improving forti fications and other defenses If X While recruits swung along Jugoslav roads to the wild tune of Slavic marching songs peas anls helped army engineers pour concrete for lank barricades and m the nations Adriatic harbors facing Italy minelayers loaded heir explosive cargoes ready to blockade ports at a moments no tice MenMon Possibility of Allied Evacuation of Area Near Narvik LONDON possibility of allied evacuation ot the Nar vik area of Norway was men tioned m the house of commons Wednesday after Prime Minister Seville Chamberlain said that the British forces there were exposed lo crave risks due lo laek of aerial power The Narvik area where allied troops were understood to have surrounded about 3500 Germans in Narvik town and on nearby hills is the only parl of the coast on which British forces arc still operating Chamberlain said ihat the gov ernment was keeping in mind the fact that British forces at Nar vik arc exposed to grave risks until allied aerial supremacy is cs i evacuated in Ihe next week or two Hugh Dalton laborite said Chamberlain did not reply but there were cries of shame from other members FERTILE SHOWS POPULATION GAIN 1940 Census Shows 275 Compared With 238 10 Years Ago The Netherlands has approxi mately 400000 men under arms The inland town of Fertile sev eral miles from the nearest rail roar showed a population gain in the past decade according to Schwin me Hie preliminary census report re i otnulnlrlci leased Wednesday by M L i fourth district supervisor The population of Fertile rose from 233 in 30 to 275 in 1340 Two other fourth district towns showed in increase in population the Wednesday release stated Independence county scat of Admits Drinking 35 Glasses of Beer Is Acquitted by Judge TRUMBIJLL Conn F Varanclli charged with operat ing an automobile while under the influence of liquor admitted he drank 35 glasses of beer before his uicsl but insisted he con sumed Ihat amount daily and wns not intoxicated Judge Joseph L acquitted him 1 03 DEAD IN COLOMBIA FIRE 1 25 Injured When Trapped by Flames in Sardona Town Hall PASTO Colombia Grow ing lists showed Wednesday that at least 103 persons died and l5 were injured Monday nearby Sardona trapped during night in in a fire that themin ie town hall patriotic celebration Buchanan county went from 3 691 in 1930 to 4293 in 1040 while Volga Howard county showed a sain from 417 to 427 INCREASE REPORTED IN CLARION CENSUS popula tion mcreascd to 2317 from 2578 in 10 years according to prelim inary census reports Wednesday Other figures included Town Parkersburg Shell Rock Aplington Coulter Tripoli Geneva Hanscil Rowan Tama Vinton 3975 1940 1257 S04 S8K 231 1000 1S30 ROC 622 172 330 2S21 3371 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair west consider able cloudiness cast Wednesday night and Thursday slightly cooler extreme west Wednesday night risintr temperature north and west Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy slightly cooler extreme south and Kert River valley Wednes day nicht scattered light frost southwest Wednesday Thursday fair and sliffhtly warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Tuesday M Minimum Tuesday 43 At 8 a m Wednesday 0 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 715 Minimum 55 Danish Independence Is British War Aim LONDON MThe restoration or Denmarks independence is one of Britains war aims R A Bul ler undersecretary for foreign af fails told a questioner in the house of commons Wednesday Marengo Man Killed by Bolt of Lightning BITTER ATTACK CONTINUING ON NORWAYS LOSS Prime Minister Cries He Welcomes Challenge of Confidence Ballot By EDWIN STOUT LONDON labor opposi tion demand that the house of i commons oust the Chamberlain government instantly accepted by tlie prime minister as a challenge to a vote was supported by David Lloyd George Lloyd GeorRc who led Britain to victory in the World war vehemently denounced the Chamberlain administration for unintelligent ami halfheart cii Icadcrsliiji Alfred Duff Cooper former first lord the admiralty in the Chamberlain government and a conservative member of the house announced that he would bolt his party to vote against the cabinet The issue is too urgent in war he said for any man to wash his hands like Pontius Pilate and take neither one side nor the other In one of the dramatic moments of the debate on Britains reversal in Norway the World war leader Lloyd George faced the present leader across a table on the com mons floor limiting a Chamberlain he said minister had spoken ot sacrifice then added bitterly There is nothing hat would contribute more to the cause of victory in this war than that he sacrifice the seals of office Hi said chamberlain had been worsted by Hitler in every uar and and warned The greatest triumph of this extraordinary man Hitler is that he has succeeded in putting his country into a better strate gical position than his predeces sors anil lie has put us into greater jeopardy Lloyd Georges blast came after Herbert Morrison labor leader had announced a motion for a vote of nonconfidence at the end of a bitter speech in which he declared that if Chamberlain and his ad visers stayed in olfice we run a grave risk of losing the war Picking up where Chamberlain finished Tuesday tinprime min ister and his air minister Sir Samuel Hoare continued pleading the government case The first lord of the admiralty Winston Churchill will be heard later Wednesday uighl rtising quickly after Morrisons motion was introduced the prime minister declared lie and his col leagues will not be slow to ac cept their responsibility T Lloyd George charged thai Britains failure lo give the Nor wegians effective help had un dermined other nations reli ance on Britain British promissory notes arc now rubbish Die market lie cried his white mane shaking in rase if The conservative benches answered with shouts of shame shame The vole wilt come at Ihr end of debate Wednesday night M A R F N G O bolt of lightning killed W 1 Popham as he worked in a field near here Tuesday SCO RES UNEMPLOYMENT MINNEAPOLIS OlFVl Democ racys public enemy number one j is continued unemployment with its attendant substandard of liv ing William ttodson New York I Citys commissioner of welfare jsaid at the Minnesota stale cunfci I encc of social work DAVID IIOYD GKOROE at Chamberlain   

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