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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa MARLON E R K 1ST MEM AR T 0 r OF i r 1 c0Mp E3 A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Mi VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION CITY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 12 1940 THIS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NAZI SHIPS BOTTLED LARGE NAZI AMMUNITION SHIP ISSUNK Britain Bulwarks Air and Navy Drive Against Germans by Vast Mine Fields in Vital Waters nazi I vita t triull YdlUJtiJle SI Friday bulwarked her air and navy drive Norway with vast mine fields ir campaign s ranging over the sea lanes from Germanys fY 1Sonvay s Oso fJwd during the night were said to have blown up a large ship described as an ammuni hem ahn nt about 8000 tons in the great belt of 1 5000ton supply The admiralty warned of mining gf four areas in the North sea the Skagerrak and the Katte gat interpreted as a move to block German traffic between the North sea and the Balticexcept through the Kiel canal The mines were seen as a two edged weapon against Germany Etmed at damming the seaborne flow of men and munitions to aid the invasion of Norwav and at preventing the German fleet now waters from retum vtnjyo Germany Danish and German floats an d also territorial waters of Sweden and the Neth erlands Besides the attacks on German ammunition and supply vessels during the night British flyers also bombed a German seaplane base on the Baltic coast The ammunition ship was one of a line of eight to ten vessels and the official announcement said it was blown up with such force that the attacking aircraft were rocked by the force of the explosion Trondheim with railroads leading north south and cast and situated on a wide inlet that slashes nearly across N7orway was described as the best jump off point as military strategists and British war office brains pored over maps to visualize a land campaign which must fol low the present sea warfare Winston Churchill first lord of the admiralty assured military men in his house of commons speech Thursday afternoon that Britain still was fmistress of the seas and that theVnavy was well able to maintain lines of supply and to cover landings of expedi tionary forces We shall take what we want on Norways coast he said when the fleet has reached its primary destruction of Gcr manys sea power Once landings arc effected the allies task is lo push inland ousting German garrisons as they go before tnc Germans can solidify their positions Norwegian troops are counted on to aid greatly in isolating the Gentian units for in that rugged country rail communications can be cut or roads ruined in a single night by solitary men with suf ficient dynamite Neutral experts expressed liplin that the allies could cut the connI try in two from Trnnrtheim to the I Swedish border hen shove a lino southward on a rountrywide i front 1 SWEDEN PLANS REJECTION OF ANY DEMANDS STOCKHOLM UPJ Premier Per Albin Hahssori declared Fri By any tielirgveni power but if such demands were He declared in a broadcast to the nation that Sweden was de termined to maintain her neu trality despite extension of warfare to the Scandinavian Peninsula He said that use of Swedish by any belligerent power for any purpose would be incom patible with strict neutrality and would be resisted Fortunately he said no de mands in this respect have been put before us If such demands ire made they must be rejected It had been reported unoffi cially from London Friday that Germany had demanded the right to allow German troops to pass through Sweden In all directions Hanssnn said we must reserve the right of independent judgment and in dtpendent action It is not com patible with strict neutrality to allow any belligerent power to use Swedish territory for her enter prises Ho said that heretofore Sweden had done everything it could to stay neutral and that it had pro claimed its neutrality from the be ginning of the war Even in the future he said we will follow the line of strict neutrality He said Swedes faced an hour of rial which might prove the most severe of the past 100 years or more War has been brought to our frontiers Hansson declared Our feelings for our Scandinavian brother nations are plain without interpretation Everybody will understand that despite the peace which prevails in our country our minds are deeply shaken Now we are concerned our selves with our responsibilities of maintaining peace freedom and honor The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and not so cold Fnday night Saturday increas ing cloudiness and warmer MINNESOTA BccominK un settled Friday night and Satur day not so cold Friday night west and south portions warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures lor 24 hour period ending at g a m Friday Maximum Thursday 27 Minimum In II At g a m Friday 2 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum g Snowfall Tr NAZIOCCUPIED TOWN IS BOMBED LONDON w a r iIanes were reported Friday to have wrecked numerous German aircraft and killed or wounded a number pf Germans in Thursday nights raid on Germanoccupied Stavanger on the southwest coast of Norway An amplified statement of the raid said Numerous German fighter and bomber airplanes were wrecked by machinegun fire and many of the staff and aircraft personnel were killed x x x Three Junkers bombers were seriously damaged and it is esti mated twenty of the personnel were killed or Injured A German communique iaid British air raids on Trondheim and Stavanger were beaten off and one British bomber was shot Committee Backs MacNider ATTENDANCE AT J C C SESSION NEAR 500 MARK Several Are Seeking Office at Convention Kinnick Is Speaker SEE PAGES 6 11 The twelfth annual convention of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce opened in Hotel Han ford Friday with indications that total attendance might reach the a03 mark In a spirited address at the opening luncheon Friday noon Nile Kinnick Iowa University football star reviewed some of the high points of last years success ful season paying special atten tion to the methods used by Coach Eddie Anderson former Mason Cityan Coach Andersons creed was dont quit learn the signals avoid overcoaching and play the game for fun v Because of these cardinal rules Kinnick continued when Satur day arrived the players were anxious to hit hard and they knew DrAnderson expectedthem to win tending the university and a frat ernity brother of Kinnick Scrgt and Mrs Leo Allstot gave a thrilling pistol demonstra tion with H B Hook as an nouncer Greetings to the conven tion were voiced by Mayor Ar leigh J Marshall with response by Byron B Jeffrey of Burling ton state president Notables introduced at the meeting included Fred J Driver of Omaha past national vice presi dent and founder of the national Junior Chamber magazine Fu ture and M L Shugart of Coun cil Bluffs past slale president Advance contingents of the convention which arrived Thursday launched political campaigns for the various offi cers to he elected at the sessions Particularly in the race for vice presidents of which four are to be elected were heated cam paigns in evidence with ten can didates in the running Attorney Blair Wood of Water loo had a well organized campaign behind him for the state presi dency with large posters promot ing his candidacy hanging on the walls of the lobby of the hotel Although it was indicated that he would have opposition other can didates had not yet put forth such spectacular bids for the vot ing which takes place Saturday afternoon Sioux City is binding for the 1941 convention with Davenport seeking the 1942 sessions Among those reported seeking the vice presidencies are H B While of Algona Charles Hu dolph of Atlantic Harlan Weekes of Boonc Cecil Sadoris of Deni son Wendell Edson of Storm Lake Charles Case of Fort Dodge Jim Rowland of Marshalltown Dr Kenneth Fairull of Muscatine nnd Dr Harold W Morgan of Mason City Jf if if Vow roundlablc discussions Friday afternoon opened Ihc com munity project side of the con vention A stag dinner and party were planned for Friday night Additional roundtable discus sions Saturday morning a lunch eon at which Col Hanford Mac Nider will speak and election of officers Saturday afternoon are scheduled The convention will end with a banquet and ball Sat urday night Employes in Munition Factories in Turkey to Get No Holidays ANKARA W Employes of Turkeys munitions factories will work in 12 hour shifts and will get no weekly holiday the cabinet decided Friday Women and children workers as well as men are affected Prev iously the law prohibited more than a ninehour workday British Giant Damaged GO P State Judicial Convention Will Be Held at Burlington DES MOINES repub lican state Judicial convention will be held at Burlington the partys state central committee decided Thursday The date will be decided later Three candidates for the sup reme court bench will be chosen atvthe convention Justices whose terms expire this year are Ralph Oliver of Sioux City republican Paul Richards of Red Oak democrat and Maurice Donegan of Davenport democrat Marshalltown also sought to en tertain the convention Trial of Man Held in Revolution Plot Is Adjourned Again NEW YORK trial of 17 men charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government was adjourned again Friday because of the continued indisposition of the chief government witness Denis A Healy LOOK INSIDE FOR N G KKASCIIEL Announces Candidacy in Gubernatorial Race PAGE 2 Annual Science Day to Be Held at Ames PAGE 3 Antique Dealers Ought to Buy Cubs Washout PAGE 9 2 DETECTIVES FOUND GUILTY Officers at Sioux City Held for Vice Payoffs on Protection SIOUX CITY IP Claude Bledsoc and Perry Davis dis charged city detectives were found guilty in district court Thursday of conspiracy to protect dope peddlers and keepers of houses of ill fame by accepting money from them A district court jury returned the guilty verdict late in the after noon The jury received the case at oclock Wednesday morn ing District Judge A O Wakefield said he would pronounce sentence April 30 Under state statute the maxi mum penalty for the former offi cers could be three years impris onment Attorneys for She two men said the case would be appealed to he state supreme court Bledsoe had been on the police force 17 years and Davis 14 years They took the stand to deny in full all the accusations against them including charges that they solicited protection money from dope peddlers and operators of houses of ill fame Parran Says People m US Suffering From Bad Nutrition CAMBRIDGE Mass than iO per cent of the people in the United States says Dr Thomas Patran surgeon general of he U S public health service are suflering from a new kind of to fauiy nutrition More than 40 per cent of the people of the country are not get ting a diet adequate to maintain good health and vigor he said in a lecture at Massachusetts Insti tute of Technology Dr Parran said the very foods which the nation had in surplus were those in which the national dietary is and milk products citrus fruits green vege tables and meals Swedish Tanker Sunk Off Scotland Coast LONDON of the n076lon Swedish Inker Svcaborg off the Scottish coast was an nounced Friday by the London representative of her owners who said they understood the vessel had been torpedoed The crew was believed saved Favorite Son Says New Dealers Running Around in Bankruptcy DES MOINES reso lutions committee of the Iowa re publican convention approved and offered to the convention the fol lowing statement The republicans of Iowa offer to the electorate the man who in their earnestly considered opinion is in all ways qualified for the republican nomination as president of the United States and who has served with illimitable distinction his country his state and his party and that this con vention does now commend to the republican national convention at Philadelphia Col Hanford Mac Nider of Iowa as a citizen farm er business man and soldier in whoso hands the destiny of our people might safely be entrusted during his encumbency as chief ex ecutive and asks that the dele gates here elected to the republi can national convention present him as a candidate for president of the United States The convention was scheduled to act on the resolution later in the day The nominating committee named Pressy Frank of Waterloo as its chairman MacNIDER RECEIVES SALVOS OF APPLAUSE DES MOINES MacNider favorite son lor the republican presidential nomination received salvos of ip plausc when he addressed the state convention here Friday The Mason Cityan former na tional commander of the Ameri can Legion told the delegates the new deal must keep rendezvous with destiny He charged that the new deal is running around with bankrupt cy Earlier in the fourth district caucus MacNider admonished re publicans to be able to look our youngsters in the face in the years to come and say we fought the good fight to keep this country American MacNider addressed the general convention just before the noon re c oss Verne Marshall editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette was chosen chairman of the resolutions com mittee when the committee met at noon to prepare its recommenda tions COL HANFORD MacNIDER G O P Backing 1914 Vehicle Finally Gives Way as Weather Cracks Engine Block EXIRA Elam Bills for 26 years took good care of the automobile he bought in 1914 Among other things he drained the water out of it each time he finished using it Wednesday night he stayed all night with a son here For he first time in his life he forgot to drain the walcr from the car Model T Kord and the freezing weather cracked Ihc en gine block EXPECT FIGHT IN REGION OF HARBOR Norwegian Government Admits Invading Germans Are Masters at Kristiansand and Stavanger BULLETIN NEW YOHK shipping authorities said Friday that England and France were preparing lo seize the Danish merehunt marine fleet BERLIN of Britains most modern bombers were shot down by German planes when they attempted to niio German bases on the Norwegian coast Friday DNH the official news agency said By THOMAS F HAWKINS STOCKHOLM German warships were re ported in Norwegian dispatches Friday to be bottled up in Oslos harbor and Norwegians trying to seal their con quered capital within an iron ring expected important action at any moment The Norwesian government announced bv radio that the Germans elsewhere were masters of Kristiansand on the south coast Stavanger on the southeast wast Bergen on the west coast and Narvik on the northern coast The situation at Trondheim remained hidden under militarysecrecy Five German warships including a pocket battleship were reported Friday off the port where British were said to have attacked by air and saa All highways to the east aw northeast of Oslo were blocked by Norwegian defense forces accord ing to advices reaching here anH an effort was being made to weld a solid ring around the capital A semicircle already lias been established running from Moss 3n miles south of Oslo to the east and thence north through Maiden Kingsvinger Eivcrum and Gjovk the latter lid miles north of Oslo FAIR WARMER WEATHER SEEN Mercury Drops to All TimeLow at 21 at Des Moines Coldest April 12 DES MOINES was promised fair and wztrmer weath er this weekend after the mer cury dropped to an all time low here Thursday night nnd ranged 20 degrees below normal through out the state The weather bureau said the reading of 21 degrees here Thurs day night was the lowest ever re ported on an April 12 in the his tory of the bureau The previous low for that was set in 1881 and equaled in 1H33 Lowest reading in the state Thursday night was n frigid 15 at Cherokee and Crcslon The states highest reading Thursday was 5U degrees nt Burlington Skies were clear over the state Friday morning and the only pre cipitation reported was a trace at Burlington and Davenport The bureau said temperatures probably would be near or below the freezing mark Friday night but warmer Saturday DENIES GETTING OFFER FROM SUI Connecticut Educator Interviewed by Board of Education Members CEDAR RAPIDS N7 Jorgenseji president of the University of Connecticut told the Gazctltc Friday by telephone that he had not been offered the presi dency of the University of Iowa as reported from Hartford Hedeclared that T W Keenan and Richard Plock members of the Iowa state board of education had interviewed him Tuesday They did not talk to him about coming to Jowa he said They merely in spected the work he has done at Connecticut U although Jorgen sen added he knew that he was being looked over as a prospect for the Iowa job Jorgensc said the two Iowa board members were on a ten dav tour of the cast apparently inter viewing prospects in a numbci of places Selection of an Iowa prei dent is in the hands of special committee and the entire board will act on any choice To tltc northwest strong forma tions were concentrated Elverum was destroyed by Ger man air bombs Thursday night but the number of killed was rel atively small as the civilian popu lation had withdrawn earlier Home guard forces meanwhile were being organized and women were called to labor duty BRITISH WARPLANES BOMB NAZI STATION BERLIN German official news agency reported Fri day that British warplancs had bombed a German railway station in ScjhleswigHolstein and inti mated that reprisals might be ex pected if such bombings were re peated The agency said the raiti liven t new aspect to the had war The identity of the town was not disclosed but DNB said that Die tracks had been broken in one place and that the station was sliehtly damaged The news agency called the raid the first allied attempt since the beginning of the war to damage transportation outside the active combat area SchleswigHolstcin is located in the northern part of Germany near the Danish border across which German troops marched earlier in the week If a repetition of this act should show it is part of a svs lemalic new policy on the part of the British DNB said the Ger man air force will face the new situation Nazi military commanders boasted of new successes against allied naval and sea forces at tempting lo shake loose Ger manys grip on Norway Ncfotta tions with KinB Haakon for formation of a new Norwegian government were continued even as German troops pressed farther into his country A German communique asserted that German warplanes had se verely damaged a British aircraft earner and a cruiser 125 miles off the Norwegian coast and said that light units of the British navy had been repulsed while attempting to enter Trondheim fjord British air raids on Trondheim and Stavanger likewise were beat en off and one Vickcrs Wellington bomber was hot down the com munique asserted FILES FOR SENATOR DKS MOINES if Charles Wic Sioux City republican filed nomination papers Fiidav foi state senator ;