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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             HAT IrON E R HST r Of IOWA COMP ots MOINES u NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH lOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THt BRIGHT h SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCJATEP PJIESS AND UNITED PflESS FULL LEASED WIBES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OS TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 28 NORTH IOWA TRAFFIC MOVES AGAIN Blasts Hit 3 Explosive Plants INQUIRIES ARE STARTED BY FBI AT THREE SITES Loss of Life and Property Reported Wide Areas Shaken WOODBRIDGE N J least five peisons weie killed Tuesday in a teuific explosion winch lazed the plant of the United Railway and Signal cor poration near here Moie than a scoie weie inimed After hours of searching Wooflbridse polite expressed belief that all bodies had been recovered They denied a re port from btalc police head quarters at Trenton that 15 i dead and 10 missing An j independent check disclosed only the five bodies at morgues i in the viclnitv Many of the injuied weic in a ciitical condition The Peith Amboy general hospital admitted seven and the Railway hospital eight Each healed a nurnbet ul others Fust of the identilied dead was Dominic La Prenta of Wood budge father of 14 clnldien and LOOK INSIDE Hitler Receives Molotov in Important Parley Italians Make New Drive on Greeks Snow Shovels Come Out Diplomats Expect Reds to Be Invited to Join Triple Alliance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitler Tuesday lecewed PiemierFoieign Commisiii Vya cheslaff Molotov of soviet Russia i tne taiget ol Hitlers bittei scorn amid indication thdt Rus bia would be abked to join the BerlmRomeTokio axis foi build ing a world oxdci Ordered to Pay f gr Breach of Contract PAGE 2 Presuroablj Hitler was bar gaining with Jlolotov for a Rus sian hands off policj In the Balkans and near cust Jo wa Prep Cage Tourney Is Changed SPOHTS PAGE Inquiries Started by Federal Bureau WASHINGTON OT Fielim inary investigations of blasts vvhich destroyed life and proper ty at three explosives manufac turing plaate Tuesday under taken immediately by the federal bureau of investigation Whethei1 government agents wouW take charge of the full inquiries into allthree disasteis appeared to de pend on whethei subbtantial fed eral interests were found in each instance BRITAIN TO GET NEW BOMBERS 13 of Latest Type to Be Delivered to English This Month WASHINGTON of the improvedtype Fly ing Tort ress bombers are scheduled for deliveiy to Gicat Britain this month an informed source said Tuesday Thcv will be the lust of the Unlike othei state f when Geiman bands have met vit itmg diplomats by playing j tiiUonaL anthems the band the I Anhdltcr atdlion uheie Molotov lapbcd into bilence as soon thu oviel envoy had fimhcd j i taking the alulc j Nevertheless bnd the v ibit I was of great consequence and m 1 cheated that Hitlei would inviLc Russia to cntci the tuple alliance yf Germany Italy and Japan As usual Moscow was silent the impoil of Molotovs mission In tbe 16 day old Balkan con flictmeanwhile Belgrade dis patches said a new Italian drive as pushing Greek troops back Trom tlie heights afKorltza 10 miles inside where 30 000 Italian soldiers were pre viously trapped un der constant shellflrc from Greek mountain batteries Advices from the Jugoslav fron tier said Piermoi Mussolini b fascist columns nwde two fuuous THREEIOW ANS DIE IN STORM Stalled Trains Buses and Autos Left in Wake of Blizzard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths ofatleastthree lowans were attributed to Mondays wn seasonnl howling blizzard vvliicl i aged eastwaid across the state The storm most severe ever ex peiieneed so early in the year m same sections of Iowa left in it wake dnfting bnovv which stallcc tiams buses and automobiles in the noithwest section of the state The winds alfo caused piopert damage at seveial Iowa points and thousands ot Thanksgiving Uukejs on fdiins in tate pei for 50 yedis an employe of water company whose icpair also Michael J Angel investigator for the state bureau of exblo sives saidtlie blast occurred in the primingroom where the powder in use was not explo sive under normal conditions unless given a heavy blow He discounted any possibility of sabotage In Washington aimy and navy officials said check of their records of defense ordeis did not show that any contiacts had been awarded to the com pany Police said there weie 15 build ings at the plant but only half of one remained standing after the blast Those destroyed vaned iiom 100 to 200 feet m size the main plant to sheds Also demolished was the repair shop of the Wjtei company adjoining tlie ignal plant attacks on the heights forcing the Greeks to retreat to their side of the frontier in direct contract UV this report Flying Fortics type plane made I to the Butish They die 1 Boeings S17C third in the series I ul Ihe our motored long range a vvhich m coips officials bei Athens aid shittcicd P licv e to be the potent bombj loi te weie leticatmg in I cis eMstaiit along the whole 100 Fust of the B17C ouleied by I fiont with Gieek Uoops puisuuig 1 the aimy last spring was deJivcied4 thcm undci llClis oombiug 1 to the air corps last month The British hadsought to ob islied in Ihe s f On thppeiy IiisInNiiv til about I 10 mileb east at Muacatme James Pugan 60 ot Davenpoit and his daughtei Mane U5 weic killed m an autoniotlileiruck accident Dugan wife was injuied eut ically Coioner W S Noiton said the Dugan machine appaiently struck the backof a tiuck which was blowing down because of another truck in front of it Near Tamtor Keith Miller 21 jear youth iras lulled when his shotgun accidentally discharged as he was clawling into a duck blind Pupils nt a Moulton school housie escaped possible mjuiy the gale blew in a buck wall The happened to be in a hall at Ihe time The roof ot the boileiroom at the Jane Lamb MAN AGE TRIBE Resumes Indian Job From Which He Was Discharged in 1933 SPORTS BULLETINS tldluun hoipital al Clinton was lifted off disorder jind a section of the Davrnport mile vv id i municipal stadium was blown dowpn saultt The Greek high command said Girek mountain Uoopb supppiled 1000 Pounds of Dynamite Explode n n NEW CASTLE Reports Progress m explosion of 1000 pounds of dy jiamite Tuesday blasted to bits three men and a packing house in which they were working at the American Cyanamid and Chemi cal corporation plant three miles fiom the vvestcin Pennsylvania city Theblast occurred at ain CST a lew second aftei a small I plant locomotive had biought Ihe explosive to Hie small packing house ancl hid chugged away with 1000 pouiuK of dynamite thil had been packed and vv lapped in1 sliiA foi in State MulOi PrtUolman Robeit McCullough Send their was nothing left provide any clues to the cause of the explo sion adding that is fai as he could dcteirmne theic was no iea 5on to suspect sabotage Only a hole in the giound ic mained at the spot wheie the packing house stood McCullough said It vvas located in i isvinc wheie several othei pljnt build ings were scatteiedf Windows in a laboratory shatteied by the explosion but other buildings andthe remainder of the plants 150 employes es caped unscathed Thc plant was foimeily operated by the Burton Explosive company and vUb known here as the Buiton Pow der works tain sonic of theearlier models known as the B17B Administra tion officials had agired to make them available after the electioi because latei types weie aheadyp on the production line However with the announce ment by President Roosevelt 61 a program to shaie armament pioduction with the British the latter decided to forego the B17Bi and wait for the later type The production schedule this month an official said calls for the completion of 26 B17Cb Halt will go to the British and half to the aimy air corps i 61 itHi puichasing otficials heie voted one pauigiapli of daily vveie ci too enthusiastic about corimunuiuc to Ihe Giccian cim i the B17B because it lacks sutfi Piiian deckuins 1 cient ien gunnci piuteclion foi On llic Epnus iiont in nuiUi long langc opeiitions v ilhout v et Gioece cncmv atljcko on plane escoit jKjlibaUi vcie coniulctclj masjlied i Our an lorce cuiied out intense jjepeated bombaidmcnts of mih taiy objectives it loannmi Metto I von Kastoiia Corfu Lausa and the isthmus ot Ldkr Piesba All oui planes ictmned The high command acknowl edged that bombing planes pie sumed to be British attacked Italys mam naval by cavaliy weic mopping up be hind the jouted Italians and con solidating then gams despite in tense if fascist vvai A Greek government spokes man said the flight of Italys Centaur Alpine division in the Pinfius mountains had created panic behind the Italian lines and he added Its a soofl sUrl Were satis fied W Mussolinis high onimmd de TURKEY LOSSES REPORTED HEAVY 20 Per Cent of Flocks in Nebraska Die From Early Cold Snap OMAHA UR Thousands oE Thanksgiving turkeys were killed inNebraska Iowa ahdSouth Da kota dining the teveie stoims of Sunday and Monday according to icpoits icaching commi5Sion houtcs hcic Tuesday I CloiK of tile Jcipe ccinnitcd lhit on the basis of Snow shovels came out Tuesday morning to exchange places the lawnmovxer so recently in use The drift In front of tlie Kirk apartments on North Federal avenue at Second street shoiu above is an indication of what awaited the bhovelers The shoveling was distinctly an unpleasant occupation too with the temperature 30 decrees below Hie freezing mailc Lock photo Kajcnay en graving 24 Deaths Are PECKINTlTUBHTO Attributed to U S Storms By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fieeing weather oversptead the middlewest Tuesday in the wake ot furious gales that bat tered Die midcontinent causing death 01injury to scores of per sons and extensile piopeity dam age Thc mercury sauk below zero in the Dakota Montana and Wyoming while subfreezing tem peratures were general from the Rockies lo beyond lieSIississippi Al least 24 deaths were at tributed to Hie violent wind rain and snow storms that swept eastward Monday from the Hocky mountains damage was reckoned In the hundreds of thousands if if y The gale laced aciOss the not th em tier of states with guests at taininga velocity of 80 miles in Wisconsin 67 in Elmira N Y 65 in Chicago 63 at St Louis and 54 in Cleveland The violent winds uprooted Missing Plane Found SPIRIT LAKE ot the1 vieckage of a U S uiny au plane and the body of one of thice nen behoved to have been lly ng in it weie found Tuesday on he iccincrusted shores oJ Spirit Lake Seaicheis rfid they thought they could unulhci body ieneath a piece ot v1lockage they dentified as pail of a wing ot the plane Three duck hunters came upon the wreckage about 10 a m Tuesday on the north side of Stony Point in a bav on the cast side of tlir lake The heavy duv en uy Mondays bliaud liad pounded lie wtecked plane toy aid Hie Thc body was hdid m the tough ice and icscueis weie remove it or even ident ity it or tell how it was ead A noilli wind blew lite fine snow numbing the seaicheis wUhl told ts the thci momelcr stood at two above ei o The wieckiige loo could not be icaUieci It imbedded in ice about 15 feet fiom shoie too thin to be closed on fpot and too y foi a mail boat to criish Coroner B W Jones remained at the scene bufsoveiat membcis oC the icseue party had to be re lieved to get vvavm and othcis took their places TOLL LINES IN AREA HARDEST HIT BY STORM Main Highways Open But Motorists Are Told to Drive Slowly The seasonsfust ac companied by A high wind played havocwith transportation and communication lines in North Monday and Tuesday Although highways weie open thioughout North Iowa Tuesday Mercury Rises From Low Rointof 2 Tlic mercury which had dipped to 2 In Mason City Mon day night had slowly climbed to 10 at 2 oclock Tuesday after noon moimug they iseie icpotted biip pery and blow speeds weie advo cated by highway paliolmcn Bus and train service vcro slalleil Monday evening but were rtlurniiiK to normal Tues dii except in Minnesota and northwest Ioua V f Comihunication lines seemed lardest hit TheNorlhvveslernBcll Telephone company office iHTMa on City icpovted 54 loll mcuils down and the number was in creasing HighlmcBalso weit down and mail lowiib in NcjLth Iowa and Southern Minnesota vcrc without electricity in many cases Monday trees smashed windows tore cor nices from buildings leveled frame buildings broke radio towers crumbled huge steel elec tric signs and upped away power 1 and communication lines Toinndie v mds sUuclx Louisi ana and Tennessee Twenty families won lelt hoitic CLEVELAND Roger inpaugh is the new manager of ttie j Cleveland Indians In taking the I Becomes a baseball manager of the same majorleague club lenmc1 stalled i in 1925 endedwith his dit charge in niidseasnn 1933 is 49 and was uncc star shoiUlop sutcecdb Osiai VittJwhowas released after he led hc icbelhous tribe into second place this year Alva Bradley the club prei dent who fircdPeckinpatrgh seven j years ago announced Peckmpaugh j T TJ a twoycai contact Tucbi Uld A06 F day ft ALICE MARBLE TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL NEW YORK Ten nis Champion Alice Marble an nounced Tuesday that she had One of them Charles Lepley said he had walked along that section of the beach Sunday midnight and bad seen nothing of the wreckage and theorized that he Ticavy waves had pounded U to shore from the spot where tlie plane probably sank about Sunday in 20 feet of water W R Johns opeidting super intendent for the Central StatSs Povvei and LightCorporation re ported at West Union that the storm Mondaywas the most de structive be has liriowii Service vyas completely off for more than 5 hours and insome of I lip 68 communities7 supplied bv tiC company the service was off f 1 for 24 The majority of the Mu Il Andreas ni Orleans Invva hues wcfe in operation Tuesday and Lloyd Ciavk and Bud Rev nolds or Monticclio Iowa hutllv 11e power company lost rtp ing on the lake shore found the piOMinaiely 300 polo most of vvieckige and tlie body them bioken at the ground Thc blizzaid diovc SCHIdiets hue but ome pulled out of lain off the lake Mondav befoie they softened giound The use of two could finda trace of the plane by fours to prop up poles bc missing on i tinmng flight Polk Vote Inquiry CES MOINES Jlattliew Connelly investigator sent by Senator Guy M Gillette DIa to investigate the Polk county election aid that wcic making some piogicss Connelly indi cated he had icceivcd some per tinent mloimiUon bill added complaint ate not riluass factb anto near the Italian boot badly tiailv dcsoubccl vv i cikcd u Tiojin Povvdei ai accidental building of the conipany plant siblv nine of the vvcreshot down A Giock communique icpfiiled that BriliH planes Mined out dc stuictive night laid on pQitml Albanian pintof land Vajona citing fur vii lie 100 miles al inci bkmng Powder Building Reported Destroyed ALLKNTOWN Pa men were killed al D m EST Tuesday when an explosion offi detonators for commercial blasting1 woik An independent coiuem the company held government dcj fene contiacts totaling at least Theaimy lud placed older amounting to S1S9400 foij explosives and the navy oidcied 342730 worth ol TNT John Boinstein company treas estimaled propeity damage between 53000 and 34000 After an investigation Coioner Alexander M Peteis icpoited that the blast vvas just an unfortun ate accident The plantcmci in dici of about 500 acre on which arc Id ited ni in case o Tiic coucuVbinn jnlaslied win dows homes uvcv a wide aica In ihc surrounding country side sclioolin1 Hie cinity cbcapcd damage 20toM per cent o Kcbvlja estimated 800000 tmkcv weie The Roscoe Hill Hatchciy com pany located neai Lincoln Nebr repoited loss ot between 13000 and 20000 tulkeys Dan M Itildc brand Sewaid Ncbr national piesident of the U S Livestock association lost3000 head Others leported losses of fiom 1QO to 800 turkeys Value of the aveiage tui i base at tarj cy wab al S2 50 nstep of Hie Thc tamo xeiy cally n Hie season and eought tuikcy I liaieis impiepaied Il started with iun Then the wind whipped up 1 velocity of Ja high miles m houi and tempeiatuics flopped lei cloe to the eio point With insufncieiilshelter the rain soaked birds froycto deathnc uldiug to the icpoUs Tuikcy hcrdmon who caic foi as many as 5000 in one Hock imUtally sought shelter toi then thaiges but thei p was not enough to take careoE all o them Most ol the buds would have been I killed for the Thanksgiving trade wilhin a few dajs i Cnpplod vnc conditions make i U impossible foi i complete checkup on conditions JOBS when CiocUcr Mills the Tcnn turned professional and would go on a four and a halfmonth tour with Don Budge Bill Tilden and another woman player who has not yet accepted terms The Cali foinia blond VMiinci of Com U S Mngles lilies and winner Wim bledon in lfli per nfi daml age to exceed S1300QO Snow blanketed muchof the half of tlie continent pil ing into dufts that crippled Uans portation m Minnesota Nebraska lowai South Dakota and Utah would receive S2300tl anrt KELECTED TO IOWA ATHLETICBOARD ISES MOINES H Ilsley of Spirit Lake his been le elccted as the noithwest member of the hoard of control o State High School Athletic sociation Ilsley defeated L W t Feik of Sioux City by a 114 to 27 vote foi a thieeeai teim on the s board I 86 Will Inherit and House ANAMOSA old fa shioned story book happy end ing promises to mateiiatize for James Burlmgham 86 who hvco near here Burlingliam aii old age penfion ei has isceived woid that he is to I inherit in and and a Iwosc valued at SiiOB0 from jncci The toouc in Jriniieton 111 i Buihngham iejnntodly nearly 81000 to the stale fui itl pension payments tween Weil Union and Fayetle exhausted lire supply in the lumber yaidt The entire nest part of the roofof the Kock Island station In West Union was off at oclock iNIonday evening The roof on the T It Stamm building in West Union also was partly blown off W V Wayne Pufiat tuikcy Fayette vvas one of many Noi Ih lowans who lost a large pciccntage of their tufkey flocks He lost 500 that thcii Icolheit had become lain oakod The Peoples G iJiiu Masun ed i iitiinbct down but An Italian radio broadcast asserted that tiio fascist navy lias cut away more than Il miles of sea cable between Britains JIeditcrrancan stroiighoIdH of Malta and Gibraltar thus sev ering connections between Lon don and the near East aid but fiom icportsalieatly icj alld eight Vhatevei the outcome ol Sov ict reived he feaied conditions will downtan Piemier Molotovs visit lo Berlin be found even woisc it appeared to bode no good for i Biitam Turkey or Greece crv TJ Tl T The semiofficial Turkish radio DUUvJU lUlDDer ITCBS said a German military move in I jvi T the Balkans to aid rtaiy s stalerianteu in nonduras Greece ap Three persons were killed in Wisconsin and f ears were ex pressed for tlie safety of eight duck hunters on a barren tree less Island in the Wisconsin river near Portage j A tit MmcFmds Dynamite in Tools of Truck piucd Thousands of automobile weic stalled jnd bundledof pei s maioontd in uiuil aicas Seven deatlis vcie ountrd in Minnesota Utah load ticws vvniKPdj thiough Ihe night to keep loads open in the VTasatch mountains An eight inch Call of dry powdery snow was vvlnpped into 18 to 24 inch drifts near Park City Three deaths Were reported fti Indiana A gale that i cached a ve locilj of 70 miles unroofed a Theie were cighl loiin school at Talma while 155 pupils in Illinois vvhich teachers were in a assembly hall None TREMONTON Utih iHi John Laub found two slicks djiiamite Oiling loose imoiiR nou toolsundeiSllie seat nf histruck He decided they must havesljpped under the seal while hewas naul jng i load of 30 days ago Huron lightship was blown far from Sis anchorage in Lake Eric FORECAST IOWA Partly clouds colder east Tuesday night Wednesday fair and continued told MINNESOTA Parttj cloudv snow flurries north TucMjav night and northeast Wednesday siiffhtly colder Tuesday IN MASON CITY jtlL iMavlinum Minimum Jloiulay r At 8 a m Tucsdav Snow slecl Precip nd Cily also ir it pole icpan stiaiRlil lluougli Ihe in UK night Kept seuiLe on all communities except for 1 shoi t pei lod Mnic Hiupitci electucal said that they veie ifortunate in getting their crews t on the job immediately jMofiday inoimiiR nid beating out the blunt ol the sloini They lost be j iween 40 and SO poles he esti Tiees blown acioss aKo conidciible tioublr foi 2 Indies 40 inch deaths esteii IV c uiopeity damage m both url bon and imal sections An clec injured tuc sign at Randolph stieet and i Repair ciews woikcd to icstoieilho Onlci dine m Chicago was The lain Aimisticf day moining then snuv i YEAH AGU tl Minimum 0 Extended Forecast Extended weathci foiecaat tru One call came from Wesley Ktitzrirr farmer south of Ven tura who lost two head tle from a herd Uc Was driving on the vvhcn lie storm broke smiiipine wires and blowing lliem across the road on the coimly loads weie icpnitcd Slaving considerablr ditliLUlty berause ol under the diiftCounty Engineer R E ilobcrlsou said they hoped to have ill trunk roads open by evening Tile slush pushing up on the frozethere he said they would not VAOUV i Dfilts aie 6nTv on castvvcst ill sliclteicd spot behind gloves and the like the mated campaign in peared imminent and it seemed that Molotov in that event to keepdown the toil was being asAcd to keep hands off fircor explosion Foreign obscrvers in Istanbul intcrprctect the Molotovvisit ai dipliiiMatic scttjackfor Turkey wlm lias a military alliancewith Britain ind il the same time strongly under Russian iniluence I officials reported that onefourth i of the tuikcy ciop was believed TEGUCIGALPA i0bt Thousands of the birds froze thoucind uiboei tier 0 death vshile huddled together have been planted and kind is for piotcction against the biting being tor loDOOO inoic wind in mi experiment directed byt United States and Honduran agi i culturiit cxpcns1 Tlie plantation comniunfcation facilities in blown down altliough built lo neiiod from G 30 p in Cir biaskd and noighboimB sist a vmd uf 100 miles Thc Nov 12 to 6 30 p m Nov 16 m Thc Nebraska stale agricultural steel sign was 10 stones high andjcluMVC valued by its oiviicis at S150000 Upper Vallcyrcni Windows ot many fashionable shops along Michigan avenue in Chicago weic shattered The three ion nellry lower l the Olivet Bautist tluncli crashed to the Rround os did a foot statvie of Christ from atop the Jive story Co Uun bus hospital Corn ices Innled lo the wound in many sec tions ojthe city Thousands of Iowa t similar fate Strung w i n il s cliurncd tlin the Atlantic Great Lakes sending ships scur rying for shelter The Port peiatuio will avciagc i below noimal foi the pn loci Pic cipatioii about ntuinal cxtepl slighlly abovr normal oulhoin Illinois Lisht snofts southern Illi nois and in noithcni MmuesoUi and iiorllrein Wcchu clny and Thuisdny and iyiin HI Ihcsc latin scitiims Hbciit SnUn clav Ail primary roads In terni Oordo county and North Iowa were open Tuesday mornins and no ice was reported cast of Nora Springs The snow also vvas re ported as taperiiift off toward the eastern end of the stale The miiihwcjil part ui the slate ljiilicuratJy Jiicuiid Spontei and Spn it I akc v is hudesl hit by thr Koatls tlicvc were blckccl   

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