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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVE UQ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 15 1944 NO 16t Find Rhoads Guilty in Ottumwa Payoff Trial 12 TAVERN MEN TESTIFIED FOR STATE IN CASE April 25 Set as Date for Motion on New Trial and Sentencing Chariton E Dusty Rhoads Ottumwas ousted com missioner of public safety was found guilty by a jury In Lucas county district court Saturday at a m of a payoff conspiracy The jury deliberated 9 hours Judge Harold Levis set April 25 the date to hear a motion for a new trial and to pronounce sen tence Rhoads attorneys said they would appeal A 3 year prison term Is pro vided for conspiracy by Iowa law Twelve Ottumwa tavern keepers testified Rhoads arranged foi them to pay protection money to sell whisky and operate gamblin games Herbert Bagg former Ottumwa hotel clerk and chief witness to the stale was charged with con splracy along with Rhoads Bag pleaded guilty previously but ha not been sentenced He testified he served as col lector for Rhoads The former public safety com missioner declared from the wit ness stand that Bagg is a liar I never have talked to hi about any payoff collections no did I receive a dime from him Rhoads asserted adding that h had no knowledge of a payoff sys tern in Ottumwa and denying he I ever received a dime illegally J D Threlkeld a defense at torney in a closing argument de scribed Rhoads as a farm boy who got into politics in Ottumwa but unfortunately had neither the ability nor the experience to cope with conditions in that city of crooks gamblers boot leggersand everything conceiv able along those lines George C Stuart Chariton re tained by Wapello county to assist with the trial brought here on a change of venue said Rhoads was the big boss of the raekel who sat behind a mahogany desk and directed the graft The little fellows selling whisky in Ottumwa finally talked Stuart declared be cause Rhoads was putting a squeeze on them Wapello County Attorney John D Moon told the jury in his clos ing arguments cither the stales case Is true or 1 have been guilty of a fiendish scheme You jurors must decide emos Pick delegates at Caucuses Delegate List on Page 2 Des Moines of the iscussion al district caucuses of owa democrats Saturday con ernecl whether they should select or 4 delegates to the national onvention The democratic national com nlttee recommended that 2 dele gates with a full vote each be hoscn from every congressional listrict However the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th md 8th districts decided to sent 4 delegates with half a vote ipiece The 1st 2nd 3rd and 8th districts also chose 4 alternates but the 4th did not elect alter lates The 5th Hh and 7th districts selected 2 delegates and 2 al ternates One of flic major caucus discus sions took place 111 the 2nd district meeting where David J Murpliy Dubuque political figure opposed the manner of selecting a pur ported slate of delegatcsatlarge which he declared was lo be pre sented to the convention during the afternoon session The caucus finally voted to leave it up to Murphy to present resolution floor urging Dunn Declares No One Has Been Found in Either Party to Lead U S as Well as F R Des JMoines I want to warn you now that if this war is being fought to preserve the American way of life as it existed prior to 1933 when the democrats swept into then it will have been fought ney told Iowa democrats We hcr ror n rday m the keynote address she has madcV in vain EG Dunn Mason attor Saturd prepared for their state conven tion Dunn former United States district attorney for northern lowa criticized what he termed the do nothing policy of the republican administrations before 1933 and declared not a single constructive effort was made by the G O P to remedy conditions resulting from the depression of c clcmics thal G E RHOADS Found Guilty Reject Wifes Request jj Mate Live in Dog Kennel I Minneapolis to Judge Arthur Sclover Dr E L E Fitch a veterinarian did not have f to live in the dog kennel which j adjoins his house Saturday Mrs i Selover asked that hcr husband be forced to live there until trial of hcr legal separation suit 1 dont think a court ever has been asked to give such a sentence Selover said in refusing the pica 1 Woman Has Worked in War Plant Since18 Chicago in a war ifiplant is a new experience to many women but not to Mrs May Studenrauch a 68 year old widow IThis war plant work isnt ex fctly new to me she said I be pan in the lirst World war in 1918 and Ive been on the job ever lince and in the same plant Buy War Saving s Bonds and from your GlobeGazette I trier boy the early thirties Dunn credited the democrats with lifting the nation out of chaos and added that the demo cratic party in this the current election campaign is committed to a system of progress Dunn urged the reelection of President Roosevelt Vice Presi dent Henry A Wallace and Sen Guy M Gillette He asserted that no one had come forward in either party who could guide the nation as well as Presi dent Roosevelt Our opponents say he the president isnt the man in this nation who can handle the situation Xobody else handlcc them and they the republicans had 12 years lo do it in I am not sure there is anothei Franklin Roosevelt Looking back over the history ot this country there was only one George Wash ington and no one will doub there was but one Thomas Jeffer son There was only one Andrcv Jackson and when he passed from the scene his life work was large ly destroyed There was only one Abraham and vilified am found fault with by all the grea leaders of his own party When he went to his reward who tool his place The answer is simp no one In looking over this America let me ask you where is anothc Roosevelt We haven lound him in the democratic par y and certainly the republican havent found Him in their part With the picture of the cntir proceedings before us there is just one thing lo 4th and put Mr Roosevelt back in the white house at least until this war is over and the peace treaty signed Let us not have another force write the treaty that ended or thought it ended the last Our trouble will not be with our enemies when they gather around the peace will be some ot the same bonepicking there was at the end the last war and Mr Roosevelt is the only man in America today qualified to handle that situation lie praised Mrs Roosevelt for hcr travels to war theaters and visits to wounded service men adding they the republicans donl like hcr but we love hcr for the things that she has done Yes lo quote another old saying He reviewed vyhal he termed some of the major accomplish ments ot the vari us moratorium and refinancing rograms designed to help people et back on their feet the corn oan program railroad retirement ct social security then sked Do you want lo undo Hit liings that have been done Dunn declared the republican inrty started howling as far bad s 1933 and they have been howl ng ever since I dont know jus vhat the trouble Is I seriously oubt If they know themselves nit seriously out of all thei howling and all their faultfind ns has come no new farm pro ram no new method of protect ng labor or new way of guard ng the earnings of the people Until the opposition can pu orth a program lhat looks rca sonable they should not be con sidered seriously in the politic or economic life ot America Buy War Savings Ronds an Stamps from your GhibcGazcttc carrier boy NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK April 1722 inclusive Ko war can be supported at lie front unless those back home buy war bonds To get the money sell anything un used about the place which others can use Want ads are the Inexpensive way to do it During Notional Wont Ad Week April 17 to 22 inclusive on the convention that a committee composed of one from each district nominate the deleyatesallarge The rCorlh Iowa caucuses by dislricts led the dis cussion about delegatesallarge declaring that the manner in which a proposed slate of such delegates was chosen in my opinion is a little bit screwy Ho said the slate had been made up according to custom and de clared If you draw a line through Ues Mollies from north to south you will see that on that slate there isnt one representative democrat from cast of that line The whole riverfront and eastern part of the state where we get u big demo cratic vole would not be repre sented among the dclegafesat He said he thought there were lot of workers in the ranks who hould get recognition as delc ates at large He asserted that he proposed slate contained 3 ersons from Des Moincs 2 from Fort Dodge 2 from the 8th dis ricl and all the rest of tne stale could go lump it Murphy declared that ii thn uggcsted list was chosen it would be a violation of the dem ocratic process and 1 cant sec why we should have spent our noney coining down here just lo nit an okay on something which i few men got together W S Jacobsen of Clinton was caucus chairman district also backed the nominating committee idea by accepling without objection the comment of F J Feuling ot New Hampton that steps must be taken to avoid having too many detcgatcsatlarge from DCS Moines Oih district acted similar to the 5th Only routine business was taken up the causiises were under way the resolutions committee met and adopted a report to the convention recommending that the Fowa delegation be instructed to vote for the renomiiation of Presi dent Roosevelt and Vice President Wallace We must the committee said win the war and secure the peace with Roosevelt and Wallace The war for victory must not be delayed the committee added A change in leadership now would delay the war sacrifice many more of our sons and threat en a lasting and enforciblc peace The majority of the committee report was siven to a stinging criticism of the Iowa republican convention for not indorsing any candidate for president The re port also cited the record of past republican national administra tions and asserted that after thai a miracle occurred The report then reviewed the achievements of the Roosevelt administration and said that is leadership in action in times of crisis That is the kind of leader ship we arc proud to indorse1 ALLIED FIGHTER PLANES STAGE RAIDS ON NAZIS German Radio Stations Broadcast Series of Warnings to People BULLETIN Allied Headquarters Naples K of ihe 15 air force attacked targets at Bucharest Sat urday and flying fortresses streak ed to ttie big Romanian oil ccnte of Ploesli giving it Ihe fourth at lack of the war The bombers me number of enemy fighters am shot many of them down early re porls siid London formation of allied fighters fanned out ovc Germany Saturday the Berlin ra dio said taking over the prein vasion offensive from hcav bomber fleets which had close out a week of shalterina blows a Hitlers air arm and transport Waves of broadcast warning from German stations traced tl swarming progress in northwest north and central Gci many The formations probably we made up of American mustant and thunderbolts often employe as fighterbombers as well American lightnings and moiiquitos and typhoons These swift fighters have bee increasingly used by the allies lo strafe airfields shoot up trains and canal shipping and coax Gcr inan aircraft into combat Friday thunderbolt fighter Russian Ships Blast Nazi Efforts to Flee Sevastopol bombers made a spectacular at tack on a German airfield in northern France swooping oul of a cloudbank with such suddeness that they caught and raked about 50 grounded enemy craft de stroying a lull score None ot the American planes was losl There were no signs of a major heavy bomber mission apparent ly the 2nd day American flying fortresses and liberators have re mained grounded after the thun dering weeklong offensive be un last Salurday during which powerful blows were dealt al least 13 German aircraft factories 1 airfields and H railroads linkin antiinvasion fortifications Latest tallies showed American andBrttish aerial during the last 6 days had blasted at leasl 501 planes from the skies over Europa an average of almost 100 a day BONGS SWEETHEART GETS ilarjorie VaUendahl sweetheart oL Jlaj Ilkhard Bung who became the armys leading ate by bagging his 26th and 27th Jap planes in the air heard the news she skipped classes at the Superior State Teachers college at Superior Wis She is shown above looking at a picture of Bong and his plane which bears her likeness Miss Vattendahl met Gong at a homecoming dance in his honor Dec H when he was home on leave in nearby Poplar RIDKERS FINE GUT TO Modified From in Ruling by Dewey DCS Moines Slales District Judge Charles A Dewey modified Saturday a 510000 fine imposed on Sam Richer 39T ot Mason City for income tax eva sion to require payment of only 300p He was given 10 days to pay it Richer against wrhom the other 57000 was placed on execution and his uncle Nate Lapiner also of Mason Cily who was fined 320000 in the same case had filed applications for modification of judgment after it was entered Feb 5 BONGS PARENTS KEK1 T Bong left and his parents of Maj Jliehanl Bong Amer icas top combat tcc were too busy working on their farm near Poplar Wiri to take a holiday when they heard their son had downed his 27th Jap plane Bong U S Ace of Pacific Is Grounded Indefinitely An Advanced Allied Air Base New Guinea clipped by a grounded indefinitely order Maj Richard 1 Bong American air REDS PIN FOE ALONG NARROW STRIP OF COAST Huge Black Seaport Looks Like Giant Arms Dump Exploding BULLETIN London stub born German bastion which lias held out for weeks aeainst the Kussiaus in southeastern Poland has been captured by the red army Premier Stalin announced in an oilier of the day TinGerman Iiiuse position 5 miles southeast of Lwow had held out although encircled since March Its capture frees the Russian forces in that area for concentrated drives cither on the IIuiiKtiriiui border or the supply and transport center of Lwow Tarnopol had been the scene of street fislitinK since March 3 when soviet troops first entered tbr outskirts ami weeks aso soviet lines had advanced as far as 11 miles west of the important junc tion By EDDY GILMOKK Moscow A powerful red jinny land force has pinned the Germans to a narrow strip of coast around Sevastopol the Cri nean naval base and has con to within sight of hills on he oulsklrls while soviet planes mil warships arc pouring fire into he enemy at the docks Russian correspondents reported Saturday The huge port was assuming the aspect of a giant exploding ammunition dump as soviet air men paralyzed the traffic of enemy ships and soviet torpedo boats and guns from the Black sea fleet blasted directly at em barkation points a Travda dis natch declared Torpedo boats sank many ships unri Ihe harbor was littered with their wreckage and with German and Uomanian bodies the account said This dispatch saying that am munition stores were being de stroyed Indicated that the Ger mans were attempting a Crimean Dunkirk and that soviet forces were striking powerfully to break it up Soviet seamen and1 airmen are preventing any attempt to rescue even a small part of the enemys Crimean forces Friday nearly every ship attempting to leave the purls still in German hands was cither sunk or severely damaged said a dispatch from the Crimea relayed from Moscow by CBS cor respondent James Fleming The Pravda correspondent added that panic was mounting among the enemy and that lie hall counted 430 dead Romanians am Germans along less than a mile of highway between Simferopol and Sevastopol He said that the enemy had tried lo sack the Crimea loading many craft with pillaged goods 8 6 3 Insertions for the price of 4 Insertions for the price of Phone 3800 Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results ace of the southwest Pacific says hell K nuts if he cannot continue them in their haste to combat flyiiv4 ict auav as they forgot their Lapiner ol an automobile i with a of 27 Japanese planes to his counting f i jlms dealer withdrew his application i newlycreated major who hails from Poplar was x broadcast recorded Saturday and Incite Dcwcy al lowed him 30 days in which lu Uouuied indefinitely London Richer Lapiner also were sentenced lo a year and a day and 18 months imprisonment re spectively and placed on proba tion Taxes and penalties were col lected from the men after they pleaded guilty The remaining 57000 of the original 510000 fine imposed on Richer will remain in abeyance a standing judgment against him The judgment may be executed Guzik Says He Wasnt Kidnaped But Was Just undcr ccrtai Visiting Old Frien ds When Major Rons returned from home leave last February he was given an official job here but continued combat flying After Wednesdays flight however he was ordered grounded and Sat urday the air hero is working only al his desk post He has hopes that indefinitely doesnt mean that his combat flyinc days cr Lambs Eat Ivy 6 of Them Die Wilkcsboru N Car iVi Farm er Glenn much for Williams doesnt ihe current song care that tells about the diet of mares and lambs He bought a flock of lambs and ewes Six of them died after they ate ivy tempo as before the newspaper saici A Reds Ram Nearer Port of Sevastopol London red army smashed powerfully toward Sevas Chicago Guzik gam bling boss and business manager of the old Al Caponc syndicate returned from his reported kid naping Saturday unable to under stand what all the fuss was about He wasnt kidnaped Guzik ex plained He was visiting friends Thumbs Ride With 2 II i O 1 keep on flying in combat IJeteCtlVeS Hunting ilim Asked how he felt since break ing the Rickcnbackcr record the lopoi Salurday one spearhead only 18 miles away rolling the i shattered remnants of the axis Thrmirr dmliv in interview L 1 Crimean garrison back ayainsl Ihe The majoi dm ing an intcivicu stamps from your GlobeGazette nocket with newsmen winced when they rirricr hov POCHCi suggested he might be headed for the penmsular fortress home I 51 oscow dcclared 00 more towns wr cla ame to face microphones and i 1 T bond sales rallies lie de W 6311161 KeDOEt ared Id so nuts if I couldnt l very old friends The rolypoly gang leader of fered little to clear up the mystery surrounding his disappearance shortly after he left a suburban police court and his reported kid naping by three armed men TlTtirsday KILLED IN CRASH Omaha Senator Pe ter Gutoski of Omaha was killed in an automobile accident early Saturday near 76th and Dodge streets just outside the city lim the Douglas county sheriff office reportedA gill identified as Miss Mary Carver Omaha was injured Denver Ramcr wondered Saturday what strange major said I dont feel a bit different he quirk of fate made him thumb a j remarked except that Im pretty ride from 2 detectives who we re miffed over all locking for him Ramer a Western Union messenger boy was charged with leaving town with of the companys money He was ar rested near Scdalia Colo King Christian of Denmark Seriously 111 Stockholm o u r year old King Christian X of Den mark is seriously ill from compli cations resulting from a foot in jury suffered when he fell from a horse more than a year ago Dan ish underground reports said Sat 1 urday over all this business He referred to the business of being inter viewed One reason he was miffed he admitted later was that he had planned pasting a new photograph of his girl on the nose ot his fighter plane this afternoon Id be doing it right now if it wasnt for you guys he said in the direction of newsmen Bongs sweetheart is JMarjoric Maximum Friday SO Minimum Friday night 30 At 8 u m Salurdny 30 Rain 33 inch ginc conkcH out forcing the pilot YKAR AGO lo jump Maximum 30 Newsmen told Bong he would i Minimum 21 Vattendahl Superior Wis State Teachers college student The last plane he had her picture on was lost by another pilot when an en FORECAST lason Cily Decreasing cloudiness and colder Saturday night low est temperature in iMasoii City 20 Sunday fair warmer in afternoon Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Saturday nisht Sunday fair and warmer Diminishing w i n d s Saturday night Minnesota Fair and conlinucd cold Saturday night Sunday fair and warmer Diminishing winds Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics fell and 11000 prisoners were tak en swift punches Friday with an entire division of perhaps 15005 men destroyed The lidny offen sive has netted 31000 captives and torji all but onetenth of the en tire Crimea from the nazi rasp the Soviets asserted Vanguards Gen Keodor I Tol bukhins ith Ukrainian army were within 18 miles ot the outskirts of historical Sevastopol after seizing Bakhchisarai in a 17 mile drive down the central Crimean railway from Simferopol dispatches said Another 4th army force rammed southeast through the southern Crimean hill country 25 miles and captured the port of Alushta 46 airline miles across the lower end of the peninsula from Sevastopol and only 16 miles northeast of the slronsly fortified port of Yalta the Russian communique said of Alumta cut off a German force retreating down the coastal road from Feodosiya to i the northeast and closed ihe irip on the German and Romanian ;