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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa ION E a NORTH IOWASc DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME if i o A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWALWEDNESDAY APRIL a MASON CITY THI IRIOHT IFOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE WISCONSIN DEMOS FOR F R 3 T01 GermansPlanpecisiveBlow in West DOWN ARE MOBILIZED IN FIRM BLOC Goebbels Says Most Brilliant Victory in German History Near BERLIN Field Marshal Goering chieftain ot Germanys mighty aUforce and Adolf Hitlers Wo 1 aide declared Wednesday that the fuehrer has mobilized all resources for a decisive blow in the west against the British and French Goering gave no hint as to when the signal for a blitzkrieg would be given saying only that Hitler would decide when the time had tome to end the war Having their rear and Clanks secure the field marshal said the German armed forces in one firm bloc are facing Britain and France in the west It is here that the decisive blow must be struck and for this decisive blow the fuehrer has mobilized all resources It was the third declaration within 12 hours by the high nazi leaders of their confidence in Ger man victory Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels prop aganda minister told propaganda officers Tuesday night the will of France Prepared for Any Attack A French gov ernment spokesman commeut r r ait i fiV Mow must be stmck in the west said Wednesday ive are ready for just such a possibil Myl the German people is determined to make it as the fuehrer said the most brilliant victory of German history Robert Ley leader of the nazi abor front told army and party leaders at Kassel German vic tory is selfevident we dont dis cuss the prospect ot victory it is before us to grasp it is here Goer in indicated that the fuehrer has a lightning war like that used to crush the Pol ish armies in store for his British and French enemies The war was forced upon Ger many he asserted but smashed the Polish army in 18 days x x x We struck a blow which our enemy will hardly forget When the time comes we shall strike a blow at the western powers with the same strength Frenzied heils from the as sembled youths marked Goerings pronouncements He emphasized his points by pounding on a table A radio hookup carried the field marshals words to all German schools Goerins said that the reich had no threat at her rear ap parently a reference to the Ger man Russian nonaggression pact and that she would fall upon France and Great Britain when the time comes Goering appealed to German youth to contribute in spirit and deed to the biggest German vic tory He lauded them as the bearers of German greatness honor and liberty He expressed the opinion that victory would be comparatively easy because the reich is he Eaid fully prepared inwardly and out wardly in both military and eco nomic ways ALL OF FORCES Stuart Hampton Seeks GOP State Senate Nomination Franklin County Candidate First to Enter Senatorial Race Ralph H Stuart o Hampton Wednesday announced his candi dacy for the republican nomina tion for state senator from the 43rd district composed of Frank in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties This announcement by the Hampton attorney the first for the post was not unexpected par ticularly since Herman M Knud son Cerro Gordo county repre sentative announced that he was running for reelection and not for the senatorial post w Mr Stuarl has conferred with republican leaders in all tliree counties and has been assured of support for the office which Cerro Gordo county residents have held for the past 12 years Senator Earl Dean democrat who is completing a four term is not a candidate for re election He was preceded by Wil liam McArthur Previous to Mr McArthurs term the office was held by E W Clark of Mason City Mr Stuart was born and reared at Hampton His father is I L Stuart who was editor and pub lisher of the Franklin County Re RALPH R STUART corder He graduated from the Hampton high school and at tended the University ot Iowa in 1908 and 1909 He transferred to George Washington university at Washington D C and was gradu ated from the law school at that university in 1913 While in Wash ington he worked in the library of congress AftnrirraduaUoaiW came to Iowa in 1913 and has practiced law at Hampton since that lime He was county attor ney of Franklin county from 1921 to 1926 He was mayor of the city of Hampton from 1930 to 1335 and is a member of the board of education Mr Stuart served in the World war attended the first officers training school at Fort Snelling and came out of the war as cap tain While in France and im mediately following the armistice ne was an American army repre sentative on the interalied trade commission in enna Mr Stuart was married 1919 at Vi to o Maoel Young of Clarion in 1920 They have two children Barbara Stuart and Mary Stuart BRITISH HALT JUGOSLAV SHIPS Unconfirmed Reports State Warships Start Blockade in Adriatic BELGRADE reports in shipping circles to HERMAN GOERING Nazis to Strike Wednesday said British warships lad entered the Adriatic to hah hree Jugoslav freighters carry ing bauxite for Germany Trieste Italian Adriatic port It was the first time since the outbreak of war that British war ships had been reported in the Adriatic Rome dispatches said there was no confirmation of a report that three Jugoslav freighters already had been hailed by British war ships DREAM AIDS IN FINDING BODY Invalid Is Amazed to Be Able to Draw Map Used lo Locate Victim ROCHESTER Minn Oscar Luther a part invalid was as amazed as everyoneelse Wed nesday by the dream which he said told him where to find Ihe body of a 14 year old boy who had drowned threedaysbefore As a result of his dream Lutlier was able to sketch a map which led searchers to the body of Gor don Rciss who was drowred when a makeshift boat over turned iti the Zumbro river last Saturday I never had n vision like that before Luther explained I cant explain it myself George Wood city dog catcher discovered the body halfburied m the sand late Tuesday at ihe pxact fpoi Luther sand pit in the river two miles downstream from where the boy was drowned A water tank ihat Gordon and two companions were using for a boat had overturned Fire Chief C E Ginther had di rected 60 volunteers in a search for the body since Saturday but had not come within a mile of the location Luther pointed out Wood said Luther never iad seen ihe site but his description of the area was detailed and cor rect Three Farmers Sue Dairy for Trouble During Labor Dispute DES MOINES for al leged damages totaling SG500 was brought court by Polk county district three milktruckin SOVIET VOTES RECORD BUDGET Defense Expenditure of 57 Billion Rubles Provided in Measure MOSCOW largest de tense appropriation in the history of the soviet union was approved unanimously by the Russian par liament Wednesday as it adopted the governments 1940 budget The budget provides for defense expenditures of 57000000000 rubles well above last years rec ord figure of 50885000000 rubles nominal value of the ruble 20 cents but the currency is not quoted on regular foreign ex changes and therefore there is no basis for an accurate conversion of the ruble in terms of Hie U S dollar kUJMHfj fanners living near Des Moines against Ihe Des Moines CoOpera tivc dairy The suit is the out growth of a labor dispute in April iy 38 G Edwin Schlcnkcr Jay Good and Norman Nichols plaintiffs in the action were beaten in the loading drive of the cooperative Four labor union members pleaded guilty to charges result ing from the incident and paid fines totaling S450 The three farmers charge in their suit that the dairy was guilty of negligence in that it allegedly permitted a dangerous condition1 to exist The plaintiffs petition stales they were pfforded no pro tection rnd that they were sub jects of violent assault Man Acquitted in Slaying of Wife Back in Jail Voluntarily MINNEAPOLIS OJR Frank Leschisin 67 who went free last week after a grand jury refused to indict him for the confessed slaying of his wife was back in jail Wednesday Leschisin returned voluntarily to jail after Hcnnepin county dis trict court judges objected to the jurys treatment of the case and requested lhat it be presented to the next grand jury He told police he shot his wife because she had nagged and mis treated him for 35 years EACH OTHER IN FIGHT OVER SEA British Pilot Five German Airmen Picked Up After Engagement LONDON BritishGer man air duel off the Yorkshire coast ended Wednesday when each participant shot down the other at sea The pilot of the British plane a spitfire fighter was rescued as were five German airmen who were picked up by a trawler after their Heinkei bomber was forced down even though its British ad versary arleaciy had been dis abled The admiralty declined to com ment on announcement by DNB the official German news agency that merchantships under convoy in the North sea had been raided successfully by German war planes New German air incursions fol lowed a twilight raid by about 20 planes Tuesday night on the naval anchorage at Scapa Flow An admiralty communique said the raiders were beaten off with out damage to any British war ship and that one of the nazj air craft is believed to have been brought down by gunfire It was disclosed later that two civilians were injured D N B official German news agency said that bombs of the largest caliber struck directlyon someot the ships and that others were dam aeed by explosions nearby It said one warship listed heav ily and that fire and smoke rose from another German bombers also snooped on a British convoy in the North sea Tuesday while Prime Minister Chamberlain was telling the house of commons that the allies were hemming Germany in with block ading warships and trade pacts The admiralty announced that escorting warships repulsed the raid without damage to the con These renewed German aerial thrusts strengthened the British impression that the enemy must be reeling the pinch oJ the Brit ishFrench clamp on sources of supply for Germanys war m chine F R Answers Questions The census laker knocked at the dour of 1600 PcnnsvlvinK avenue m Washington on the first lay f enumeration 7n the dc and Was by President KooWlt sheet a5 answerine uuestions on the large Jh assIstaPfe William L Auslin director of the census the chief executive is filling out his blank 36 EXOFFICIALS ARE SENTENCED Former Members of French Chamber Are Charged With Red Aid PARIS French military tribunal Wednesday night meted out maximum sentences of five years imprisonment and loss of civil rights to 36 communist ex members of the chamber of depu ties accused of carrying out the orders of the communist interna tional Eight others tried on the same charges also were found guilty but because of extenuating circumstances received suspended sentences of four years imprison ment The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday cooler W c dn c sd a y night slightly warmer Thursday ex treme southwest MINNESOTA Cloudy snow or ram north portion Wednes day night and probably Thurs day and in southeast Wednes day night little change in tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalis ics Maximum Tuesday 60 Minimum Tuesday night 33 At 8 a m Wednesday 41 Rain 18 inch Hail as well as rain fell during the night Tuesday as thunder again accompanied the precipita ion YEAR AGO Maximum afi Minimum 6 BACK TO PARIS Representative Fish Relinquishes Hopes of Questioning Envoy WASHINGTON Repre sentative Fish RN Y relin quished his hopes Wednesday of questioning Ambassador William C Bullitt about purported state ments in the German white book would be like playing Hamlet without Hamlet the New Yorker said in a statement protesting that because of the state departments attitude Bullitt would not be available for interrogation Secretary Hull approved Bul litts immediate departure for his post in Paris Bullitt left Wednes day by clipper Hull made it clear that he saw no reason for Bullitts delaying his return to Paris in order to appear before congressional groups Ambassador Bullitt Hull wrote Representative Fish R N has succinctly and cate gorically denied any imputations relating to himself as contained in that published German mat ter The executive department of the government has accepted that denial without question1 Sioux City Stops Using Parking Meters in Business District SIOUX CITY jingle of coins into parking meters along Sioux Citys business district streets had ceased Wednesday Public Safety Commissioner Harold N Sturgeon said Tuesday night that no further effort would be made to charge motorists for parking privileges in the streets His announcement followed a state supreme court ruling earlier m the dny outlawing the parking meter system in Sioux City Sturgeon said if the lugli court ruling proved to be as sweeping as it appeared at first check the meters probably would be re moved from the streets The ruling of the court did not outlaw parking meters in principle but declared illegal the Sioux City system by which the citys rev enues are pledged to pay for the meters and to provide funds for enforcement ot the system Littig Pioneer of Davenport Succumbs DAVENPORT services will be held Thursday aft ernoon for Adam Liltig pioneer resident of Davenport who died after an illness of four weeks Among the survivors is a son Harry E Littig vice president and general manager of the Peoples Light company HIT STRIDE A Few in Pittsburgh Quit Jobs Because of Too Many Hills WASHINGTON cen sus takers hit their stride Wed except a few with tired feet ii Pittsburgh who quit because there were too many The census bureau in a happy frame of mind as its thous ands of enumerators rang more doorbells on the second day of lhc estimated 132000000 people Everything was going smoothly officials in various parts of the country reported Public coopera tion was praised generally and ony a scattering of complaints and exceptions was recorded The enumerators than 120000 of the field Tuesday and Wednesday and found that infinite variety went with the job of counting noses al cents per Des Moines to Open Community Art Center DES MOINES the cooperation of the DCS Moines Fine Arts association and the work project administration a community art center is sched uled to be opened fall m Des Moines The center would operate in much the same manner as those now functioning in Sioux City and Ottumwa lOWfl MERCURY SOARS TO 83 Near Summer Wealhcr Reported Rains Are General Over State DES MOINES en joyed nearsummer weather Tues day when the mercury soared to n high of 83 degrees for the first time this year The high mark was reported at Albia and Keokuk the weather bureau said Rains were general over the slate Storm Lake reporting the heaviest fall 104 inches Alta had of an inch Cedar Rapids 38 and Mason City 18 A wind storm Tuesday night destroyed farm buildings near Emmetsburg Temperatures Wednesday ranged about 10 degrees above normal with a reading of 30 de grees reported here at a m The bureau predicted generally fair weather Wednesday night and Thursday with cooler readings Wednesday night and warmer temperatures Thursday in south western Iowa Kansas City KANSAS CITY cleanup forces led by 7500 ac tively campaigning women tore Kansas C i t ys scandalgripped city hall away from Tom Ponder gasts machine Tuesday The victory achieved by a fu sion of independent democrats republicans and civic leaders was almost as decisive as any theerst while democratic boss ever achieved for his puppets Fusionists elected John B Gage democratic lawyer as mayor by 20000 votes and swept seven of their eight councilman candidates and both municipal judges into of fice with him Pendergast at his peak elected U S senators governors state supreme court judges and legisla tors His power was virtually slate wide He controlled the city hall 14 years After April 17 when Mayor Gage and his cohorts move into the multimillion dollarcity hall with Pendergast concrete machine will have only R few county offices left It has been stripped of its con trol of the city hall of the police force and of the election board of its control of the citys 000 000 annual budget and what re mains of an original bond fund for various civic proj ects lowan Favors Patman Bill to Stimulate Independent Stores WASHINGTON P Brown Des Moines Iowa cloth ing manufacturer told the house ways and means subcommittee that he believed widespread de velopment of independent factor ies and retail establishments resultiLcDneres5 enacted the Patman chain store tax bill The subcommittee is conducMng hearings on the proposal of Rep resentative Patman DTexas to place a graduated tax on chain stores Testifying Tuesday Brown said that under present conditions of chain store competition an inde pendent merchant was reluctant to open a new business when he doesnt know whether a chain store will open up next to him and eventually drive him out of business Peterson Assails Little Red School DES MOINES El mer T Peterson of the University of Iowa education department de clared here Tuesday that the little red schoolhouse and the district supporting it are inade quate and uneconomical He ad dressed a meeting of school ad ministrators FOR INDEPENDENT STATUS WASHINGTON S Gillette Iowa farmer and state senator told a senate banking subcommittee that he believed the farm credit system should be Riven an independent status so that it will be kept free of poli tics as well as relief LOOK INSIDE FOR DANIEL WEBSTER HOAN Milwaukees Mayor Is Defeated by Zeidler PAGE 2 Boston Red Sox Set With Strong Hurling PAGE 13 Junior High Grade Teachers to Convene PAGE 3 G 0 P TOTALS GAIN SHARPLY DEWEY IN LEAD Roosevelt Sweeps Presidential Primary From Vice President KESULTS AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Roose velt held nearly 3tol lead over Vice President Garner republican delegates pledged to Thomas E Dewey ran well ahead of those backing Senator Arthur Vandenbcrg New forces lost to democratic organization can didates in the only four ton tested districts Dewey delegates won only republican contest af fecting his candidacy Kansas City Fusion forces ended Pendergast organizations control of city government bv electing mayor and seven ot eight councjlmcii Milwaukee Socialist Mayor Daniel W Hoan in office since 391G defeated by Car F Zeid ler 32 year old lawyer MILWAUKEE E Dewey took control of Wisconsins 24man delegation to the repub lican national convention Wed nesday while democrats of he state went 3 to 1 for a third term for President Hoosovclt On Ihe basis of returns from 2079 of the states 3011 pre cincts in Tuesdays primary Ihe slate pledged to the New York prosecutor was running an av erage of 60000 votes ahead of that pledged to Senator Arthur If Vandenberr of Michiian in the f races Comparable reported from the district con tests In the delegateitlarge comne titiou Dewey polled Vandenberss 84586 in 2079 pre cincts Dewey was the pulling power for a showing of increased republican strength Whether Wisconsin democrats can back up their 3 to 1 favorit ism of the third term at the nomi nating convention this summer remained doubtful Mr Roosevelt swept the prefer ential primary an advisory vote from Vice President John Nance Garner but whether the president would find a solid 24vote dele gation in his ranks at Chicago was questionable There was a possibility Garner capture some district dele gates His candidates were in the running in at least five of Wis consins ten congressional districts This and the sharply increased republican vote which resulted m the Thomas E Dewey delc gateatlaree ticket taking a commanding lead over those pledged to Senator Arthur II Vanncnberg of Michigan tem pered new dealers elation V Whereas the lota republican vote in the 1936 primary approx imated only 190000 he G O P polled 210751 Tuesday in 2074 of the states 3011 precincts Mr Roosevelt unopposed received 401000 four years ago The democratic vote in 2 08 precincis totaled 274553 divided thus 209071 Garner 65 T h c Wisconsin primary is open Voters may change their party affiliations at any election by no more of a formality than dropping a ballot of one party in the box and disregarding that of the rival party Topping the democratic ballot were tlic names of Mr Roose velt and Garner for the prefer ential vote This vote is purely advisory and amounts to a measuring stick on the voters sentiment Dewey and Vandcn bern were not put to a prefer ential test on the G O P ballol In addition voters ballotlcd on convention delegates two from their congressional districts and four from the state at large Two democratic slates were pledged to Roosevelt one to Garner Secretary of State Fred R Zim merman led the four Dewey pledged delegate at large candi dates in 2074 precincts with 148 682 votes Albert J OMclia in fouitii place liad 123500 Licul Gov Walter Goodland who topped the Vandcnberg slate had 88224 In early re turns John A Cal Inhan Garner candidate for dele Rnteallarge ran neck and neck with the leaders of two vival Rooseveltpledged groups tntcr ;