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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THC NEWSPAPER THAT MAXES AU NORTH IOWANS NEICHIORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS CCUi WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 131940 HOME EDITION iffi MAJOM CITYj THI ltl0 SPOT THIS FAfza CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 162 NAZIS ALLIES CLAIM VICTORIES Iowas 22 Votes for MaeNider NAZI RELATIONS WITH RUMANIA HEARING CRISIS Loading of Freight Cars for Reich Is Suspended by Rumania BUCHAREST that GermanRumanian trade rela tions are nearing a crisis were expressed heie Saturday as Ru mania suspended the loading of freight cars for the reich prelim inary to imposing an embargo on export commodities needed for domestic use The suspension of car loadings followed swiftly Germanys action in banning export of a long list of articles to Rumania them metallurgical coke which is vital to theRu manian ore industry Loading of Danube river oil barges was suspended for sev eral days but Rumanian authori ties said that high water was re sponsible German trade quar ters called this explanation a pretext V Official sources said that the economic council the Ruman iah cabinet was drafting a list of rtrvy materials which would be embargoed on the ground they consurap iibn It was expected generally that this action would be followed by stiff demands from perhaps insisting that Rumania cut her trade with the allies and direct her exports almost wholly to the reich Sources close to the govern ment however said that any such demands would be rejected firmly Reports nave been current here that Germany has warned Balkan trade circles that any commercial favors accorded the allies at the expense of the reich would be regarded as unneutra and might have serious consequences WARM WEATHER BACK IN IOWA Climbing Mercury Is Predicted for State Cold Wave Nears End DES MOINES if Warm weather crept slowly into Iowa Saturday apparently spelling Ihe end of a twoday spring cole wave The weather bureau predicted warmer weather Saturday night and Sunday although tempera tures still stood 13 degrees below normal Saturday morning under clear skies The mercury reached a high reading of only 48 degrees Friday at Inwood the bureau said Fri day nights low was 19 degrees at Decorah Temperatures are expected to go below freezing Saturday nigh in the north section of the state the bureausaid and probably wil remain above freezing in the south No precipitation was reportec in the last 24 hours OUT MINNEAPOLIS stranger offered to bet Solomon Wcstrom 73 that he couldnt pro duce Westrom pulled ou his roll and counted out Conceding his loss the strange added to the pile wrapped the money in a napkin and stuck i in his pocket When Westrom pro tested the stranger returned tin napkin and left Inside was a roll of paper Gets 9c Check for Social Securities MONTEREY Tenn so cial security check isnt doing thi recipient any good In fact h would lose money by cashing it Gilford Dillard figures he savec a penny by keeping the nine cen check as a souvenir The bant would have made a 10 cent scrv ice charge for cashing it Russia Nazis Dlot Revolt in WASHINGTON e p r e entative Dies DTex said Sat urday he had information that Ussia and Germany were plotting o stir up a revolution in Mexico nd set up a puppet government n the doorstep of the United states The house inveslicator told newsmen that communist Rus sia was keeping alive for use in a Mexican upheaval the same organizations which func tioned in the Spanish Civil war This information the Texan de lared constituted one the rea ons why his committee on un American activities was question ng veterans the Abraham Lin oln brigade an organization of Americans who fought for the Barcelona government in Spain Dies said that 5000 to 6000 Americans were recruited by com munists for the brigade and that a military force ot similar strength might turn the decision in Mexi co He was informed he added that communist organizations in the United States were pre pared to begin a new recruiting drive for a Mexican coup The committee head said that his nformants included elective of licials in Mexico and one or two United States senators all of whose names he withheld Among the thingsthey toldhim hede clared was that 10000 communists already had moved into Mexico from Spain and France Dies said he certainly regard ed the information as authentic The same crowd is perfecting plans to do in Mexico the same hing they did in Spain the chair man added Their strategy he continued was o seek victory in Mexicos nation al election next July and that fail ng to resort to force I know Dies said that Ger man agents and communist agents arc active in Mexico now Dies expressed the opinion that the department should institute proceedings against those who re cruited for the Spanish war and also any Spanish war veterans who falsified their passport applica tions in order to reach Spain Witnesses Friday told of execu tions and brutality against Ameri cans in the brigade The hearing is in recess Saturday Special Grand Jury to Probe Evidence in Minnesota Slaying OLIVIA Minn A special grand jury will meet April 17 to consider evidence in the axeslay ing Carl W Lindeman Hec tor District Judge G E Quale signed an order for the special session The slain mans widow faces a first degree murder charge She is held in the county jail Lindeman a retired farmer was hacked to death in his bed April 2 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday be coming unsettled warmer Sat urday night except extreme northwest warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Unsettled Sat urday night and Sunday prob ably some local light showers or snow flurries Saturday night warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday maximum Friday 41 Minimum in night 21 At 8 a m Saturday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 22 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi valley am northern great plains Consider able cloudiness and one or two precipitation periods likely tem peratures mostly above normal MASON CITYAN GIVEN SUPPORT OF CONVENTION Party Delegations Vote Unanimously for Local Resident DBS MOINES P Hanford MaeNider of Mason City contin ued his part in the republican presidential nomination campaigns Saturday assured of the support Iowas 22 delegates to the na tional convention The state G O P convention Friday asked the Iowa delega tion to present MacNiders name to the Philadelphia convention June 24 as a candidate for president of the United States and the delegates afterward voted unanimously to abide by the conventions wishes and voluntarily instructed t h e m selves for MaeNider The convention did not specifi cally instruct the delegates to vote for MaeNider but it adopted a resolution indorsing his candi dacy and lauding him as a man who has served with illimitable distinction his country his state and his party It described him as a citizen farmer businessman and soldier in whose hands the destiny of our people might be safely entrusted during his encumbency as chief executive The delegates in their organ ization session voted unani mously to abide by the wishes of the state convention and to do all in their poxver to achieve the nomination of Colonel Mae Nider J H Atilroy ot Vinlon third ilistrict delegate made the Mac Mider motion Harrison E Spangler of Cedai Hapids was elected unanimously by the delegates to a third four year term as national committee man from Iowa Spangler also was named as chairman the delegation Miss Martha McClure of Mount Pleas ant was reelected committee woman H A Grantham was named secretary of the delegation and Ed R Ricklin of Wapello ser geantatarms Grantham also is secretary of the republican slate central committee MaeNider long time leader h republican circles is a banker and cement manufacturer at Mnsoi City He is former national com mander of the American Legion and once served as United State minister to Canada and as firs assistant secretary of war Named as delegatesatlarge tc the national party convention were George W Patterson Burt for mer state senator and a farmer Mrs J O E Johnson North wood a daughter the late Con gressman Gilbert N Haugen Irv ing W Myers Des Moines state young republican chairman am Lloyd B Cunningham Crcsco farmer HELEN DERBY FOUND DEAD Divorced First Wife of Burgess Meredith Thought Gas Victim NEW YORK Derby 34 divorced first wife of Bur gess Meredith stage and screei actor was found dead in the gas filled kitchen her Washington apartment early Friday Police said she had written will on a calendar pad and closec with these words Feeling fin except for fumes Signed H She was the laughter of Utr and Mrs Harry L Derby Mont clair N J Her father is presiden and a director of the America Cyanamid and Chemical corpora tion and an officer of several othe firms Miss Derby and Mercditli wer divorced in 1935 She previous hsd been married to Stephen Bcr rien in 1926 COUHANFORD MacNIbER Support of Iowa G O P IOWA WOMAN IS HELD FOR THEFT Eula Clark Believed From Burt May Solve Window Smashing Gang DES MOINES Moines police officers left Saturday tor Kansas City Mo with a warrant for a young woman to whom they look for solution of a string of window smashing robberies here that have netted thieves thou sands of dollars worth loot in the last six months Kansas City police arrested the woman Friday when they said she attempted to pawn several hun dred dollars worth of jewelry and furs She identified herself as Eula Mae Clark of 835 Eighth street Des Moines 1cs lUoincs officials said they believed she was from Hurt but added They were not Tracing her moveemnts police here found what they suspected was a strange Jekyll and Hyde etistence and the clew to more than six baffling robberies The warrant sworn out in Des Moines Saturday charged1 the woman with felony in connection with the robbery at 4 a m Mon day of Daniels Jewelry store here Thieves who threw n brick through the window while police were changing shifts escaped with 53000 in diamonds watches arrd rings from the store The Des Moines officers said they found that the woman had been working three years in a restaurant here where she was regarded as hardworking and honest f In her Eighth street room they found a diploma from Iowa Stale Teachers college issued in 1935 to Eula Mae Collicott Missouri Man Gets Life in Prison for Slaying of lowan FAIRFIELD Z Wil liams 33 of Lucerne Mo con victed the fatal shooting of El mon B Harter 33 of Glasgow was sentenced to life imprison ment in the state penitentiary by Judge H C Taylor here Satur day The judge overruled a motion for n new trial Williams was taken to the peni tentiary Saturday afternoon Harter a farm hand was shot in a tavern quarrel here March 1 By the Associated Press STOCKHOLM Norwe gians engage Germans in scattered fighting Swe den prepares to safeguard her neutrality LONDON Warfare in North sea turns to con flict between a i r forces British may seize Danish merchant ships COPENHAGEN Many foreigners Americans in cluded caught in Den mark by sudden German invasion seek aid of United 1 Siates legation of impending German Ru manian crisis expressed as Rumania stops freight shipments to Germany both nations restrict ex ports needed by the other ROME Italian fleet gathers amid secrecy for maneuvers THE HAGUE The Netherlands issues orange of protests to both sides to stress her strict impartiality in war A S H I N G TON Spreading European war focusses attention on na tional defense new rise in army and navy appropria tions foreseen MNIDER LAUDS JCCATTITUDE TOWARDNATION Declares U S Needs Confidence of Doing Things American Way Story Pictures on Pages 6 and 12 That the Junior Chamber of Commerce is showing the energy to revitalize the nation in the American way was stressed by Col Hanford MaeNider past na tional Legion commander in a stirring address to the Iowa Ju nior Chamber convention here Saturday afternoon The former minister lo Can ada and former assistant secre tary of war praised the Junior Chamber attitude of looking forward to better things for the nation confident that American institutions provide the means by which this country will con tinue to progress In troubled economic and they occur from time to time in are three kinds of persons Colonel MaeNider explained One kind gives up Another ot a professorial type says help of a paternal nature is needed often they have economic schemes they want to try out Then there are those individuals who are willing to work for bet ter things certain that they can be accomplished in the way that has made this country great if there was ever an organiza tion that is equipped to put forth the energy and imagination to re vitalize us in our nation it is the Junior Chamber of Commerce Colonel MaeNider said that in his home town of Mason City he hnd seen what a supercharger the Junior Chamber can be lor a Se nior Chamber citing examples ot huge celebrations which had been staged in a few hours State Treasurer Willis G C Bagley emphasized that the Ju nior Chamber had contributed much to Mason City He intro duced Colonel MaeNider Tom Reid of Chicago execu tive vice president of the United States Junior Chamber sketched the Youth Congress which met recently in Washington stating that it had come to the capital with the idea What can the na tion do for youth Gimme Gim me U youth cant gel what it wants it will overthrow the gov ernment with communism In June of this year Mr Reid continued there will be a con vention in Washington with a vitally different attitude It will have the concept of tree enter prise know that the nation pro vides youth the opportunity to de velop and that our form of gov ernment is wiiat we want The question that convention of the United Stales Junior ask is What is the task of young men in the world of tomorrow What can we do to make our nation still better Fred Dulfield president of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce stated that this year the Junior Chamber can do more than BRITISH GERMAN AIRMEN IN FIERCE FIGHT IN NORWAY German High Command Reports Sinking of 2 British Subs Briton Flyers Raid Stavanger BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British and German air fleets striking over land and sea claimed successes Saturday in the furious giveandtake conflict around Norway The German high command reported two British submarines were sunk at the same time by German war planes which attacked them as they came to the surface in the North sea British flyers meanwhile were carrying the air war to Norway again Raiders bombed the Germanhold airfield at Stavanger southwestern Norway Saturday morning A London an nouncement said and it is believed that extensive damage was done to a hangar and an aircraft on which mechanics were seen working A German fighter was reported shot down in flames Lightning thrusts from the air eie announced by the British be continuing against the ermaiis in Norwegian waters afler these successes Friday A munitions warehouse blown ip nt Bergen Norwegian west const port held by the Germans kind warships and supply ships machine gunned and bombed German staffmen and aircraft personnel killed or injured and airplanes destroyed inan attack at Kristiansand southern Norway A German flyinc boat dam aged and a German destroyer machinesun fire Southwest District of ParentsTeachers Group Picks Officers ATLANTIC southwest Iowa district of the Iowa Con gress of Parents and Teachers re elected all officers here this week They are Mrs L S Mumford Council Bluffs president Mrs P J Klinker Denison first vice president Mrs T Biggs Anita second vice president Mrs Ken neth Sherman Council Bluffs secretary and Mrs Edward Lccd Council Bluffs treasurer community the naioti In this can serve connection Sweden Makes Preparations for Defensive By THOMAS F HAWKINS STOCKHOLM w e d e n made urgent preparations to fight if necessary in defenseof her neutrality while German troops and warplanes strengthened the nazi hold on Norway Alongthe southern Swedish coast airfields were packed with parked laxicabs and other auto mobiles to prevent airplanes from landing Throughout the countiy bomb shelters are being constructed and vehicles are being converted for burniiig charcoal in order to save gasoline f The maniiilliestreel having heard Premier Pehr Albiti Italic sons broadcast warning Friday night of Swedens precarious po sition apparently is resolved to bach up his declaration that the country will maintain its neu trality no matter at what sacrifice Hansson declared there had keen no demand on Sweden for use of her territory by any belligerent nation but that if such a demand should ever lie made Sweden would have to refuse to comply with It In Norway meanwhile a Ger man force broke through Nor wegian defenses between Moss I5 miles south of Oslo and Holcn 10 miles closer to the capital Since the Germans were advancing to ward Oilo Ihey were presumed to be newlylanded troops pushing up the shores of Oslo fjord lo join the invaders expeditionary army Advices reaching here said the German advance caught the Nor wegians by surprise and they had not time meet it The German advance from Moss was said to have been accom plished in commandeered buses and automobiles and to have been impeded at least briefly when a bridge was dynamited as the first bus crossed a stream Almost every highway in south ern Norway was reported blocked at bridges blasted to stop the German troops be read a letter of greetings from W C Cares president oi the United States Chamber pointing out how the Junior and Senior Chambers can work hand in hand for welfare of the nation Dr Harold W Morgan presided at the luncheon So far Blair Wood ot Water loo is unopposed for the office of state president to succeed Byron Jeffrey of Burlington Sioux City is encountering no opposition for the 1941 conven tion site although both Daven port and Clinton are making ad vance campaigns for the 19J2 sessions The banquet Saturday night at which nine awards will be pre sented for community achieve ments followed by an inaugural ball will conclude the convention Roundlable discussions c o n tinned Saturday morning on vari ous phases of community activity and committees were at work clearing up details of convention business 3 Nazi Ships Held by British Crews LONDON German ships captured by the British navy off the Norwegian coast were taken into northern ports Satur day manned by British prize crews The ships were all trawlers the 393ton Nordland Blankenburg and Friesland the 344ton the 247ton committees included Proctor ot Bloomfield E C Delbarn of New ton Roy Weddington of Fort Madison Marty McBride of DCS Moines Dwayne Evans of Council Bluffs Rust of Keo kuk Bill Murphy of Red Oak Tcm Marnette ot Charles City La ciasse of Mason City Dwight Clark if Cherokee Bon Knapp of Deniion B White of Al Fred Lindburg oC Shcnun rti i AVU Oilli I nose named for conventiontdoali Bob Czizek of Dubuque raked with by a British bomber over the Norili sea German accounts made no mention of a Kristiansand attack but said 10 British planes were shot down at Bergen while the Germans lost five They also said one British airplane was downed at Narvik northern Nor way and one at Stavanger Norwegian resistance to Ger man invasion appeared to be stiffening Saturday as Brilain relying heavily on her air force brnt every effort to bottle up je nazi fleet and isolate AdolC Hit 2ers expeditionary force in Nor way Although he Germans were reported to have strengthened their position around Oslo there were indications that the Norwegians were establishing a defense line and mapping Rucrillii tactics to harass ihc invaders Sweden fearful of involvement in the widening conflict pre pnreci o fight if necessary to de fend her neutrality Airfields were blocked off to prevent airplanes from landing bombproof shelters were hastily constructed iud the nations rcsouiccs were mobilized for In southeastern Europe inxictv lest the win spread in that direc tion was increased when Rumania suspended the loading of freight cars for Germany preliminary to imposing an embargo on the ex port of goods needed for her own use i The action was taken in re taliation for a similar cmbarito which Germany had imposed on exports to Rumania Balkan capitals expressed belief that tbp move miRbl provoke the nazi wrath Evidence that Hie naval warfare which marked the first phase of llic German invasion of Norway was shifting to the air was givcix by lie Intent rnmmuniqucs of both the British uid German high com mands A series of deadly conflicts be tween the opposing air forces ic as British bombers at Gcrnumys Norwegian bases md unils of the nazi fleet which having covered troop land ings apparently were attempting fo hurry bade lo home ports At least eight British aircraft and four German planes were shot down in Ihc engagements anel here was a possibility that these losses might be enlarged by later reports There was no indication that the British raids which were concen trated in the vicinity of Kristian sand Stavangcr and Narvik hart resulted in sny further German naval losses V Denmark apparently had resigned herself completely to the German occupation Hundreds oi forcign vclopod tacked ;