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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa f I ll1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NHGHIOK HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 27 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE uxii iVJUMl J fVI 1VIU jytU inw unsioli of TWO SECTIONS RTrt 4 n r ONE NO 174 NAZIS BLAME ALLIES FOR NORSE WAR Formers All Aboard for St Paul I Reports Indicate Nazi Gains Is Convicted of Murder CTATF RPDMoNC Reports Indicate Nazi Gains British Claim Dombas Victory Nazj C0lumns Smash Forward Endangering Allies Norwegians Heiiry A Wallacu shows a cross section of the farmers some with their wives who made the trio They were due to return Saturday evening Lock photo Kayenay engraving P WALLACE FLAYS Hundreds of North THOSE AGAINST HearAddress by Wallace LESS INTEREST 6000 Farmers Hear ST PAUL Minn Secre tary of Agriculture Henry A Wal lace attacked forces opposing re duction of interest on farm loans I Saturday and described the Amer I ican Bankers association as leader of the fight More than 6000 farmers from 16 states as far south as Colo rado and Texas and as far west as Montana heard Wallace answer critics who have opposed retention of the farm credit ad ministration in his department and liberalization of the credit system as proposed in the WheelerJones bill now pending in congress The threehour meeting was sponsored by the National Farmers Union and the National Federa tion of Grain Cooperatives M W j Thatcher national legislative chairman of the fanners union said it was the greatest protest meeting in northwest history with every farmer representing an objecting vote to present land bank policies and interest rates I if Wallace said the controversy be gan when the FCA was transferred last summer to the department of agriculture and that most of the opposition has come from the American Bankers association anri j some of the State Bankers as sociations The bankers calt the pro posals to lighten the farmers mortgage debt load a step to ward the complete socialization of agriculture in jjjs Wallace said To farmers who have gone through this farm fight since the early 1920s this language has a most familiar sound It is the type of misrepresentation that has been used in an attempt to block every effort to help the producers o this country More than onethird of all the farms in the country are mort gaged for a tola of more than the value of all favm land and tional farm program But our enemies include h same financial journalistic and political interest which always Special Trains Roll Through City Headed for St Paul Rally Two special trains rolled through Mason City early Satur day morning carrying nearly a thousand Iowa farmers to St Paul Minn to listen to an address by Secretary of Henry A Wallace on proposed changes in the farm credit administration A few North lowans joined the Chicago Great Western train which originated at Carroll jvith 300 fanners from the west and southwest parts of the state On the Rock Island special which pulled out at 5 a m there were 12 coaches filled to capacity with farmers mostly from North Iowa who headed for St Paul for the avowed purpose of letting the Iowa cabinet official know that hey approve of his plan to liberal ize the farm credit setup North lowans numbering near ly 300 monopolized the coaches on the Rock Island special Others were to get on at Manly On this train there were 91 farmers from Chariton 99 who got on at Des Moines 80 from Nevada and 30 from Iowa Falls Fred Cahalan Cerro Gordo county soil conservation chairman and Barney F Dunn secretary of the Mason City National Farm Loan association asserted that many from this territory were going by car Many wives of fanners were rePresented on the special trains STILL IS SEIZED AT WEST UNION Sheriff and Federal Agents Find Still on Clements Farm WEST Sheriff A J Kutschat and deputies and federal agents seized Friday a two burner still which federal men say is one of the largest they have seen in years Taffy Clements 42 who moved a year ago from Omaha Ncbr to a farm 16 miles south of West Union is in jail The still found in his corn crib CC wt uiviv uicjn but not sot tip for use consisted of 57000000000 20 per cent of motor attached to mash pump gas the v burners pressure tank mash vat 5 found ITALIAN LINER TO SAIL HOME UR Offices of the v itinu unci picture ianK inasu vat 5 buildings It is true the farm debt by 6 feel copper tank 3 feet by load is B smaller 2 90 feet of rubber hose and 30 than it was 17 years ago but how feet of copper coil No liquor was was this reduction brought about A large part of it was brought about at the expense of the farm foreclosure and bank ruptcy Wallace satd one of the prin cipal reasons for the increase in tenancy was that the farm debt load was too great and interest rates too high If we want to keep farmers on their farms wo must do something about this debt burden that is wmtes 01 me jiuoeirazeiie weather figui Italia steamship line here and at for 24 hour period ending at B Gonna tun t m Genoa said Saturday that the m Saturday e Italian liner Rex would sail from Genoa Tuesday and Naples Wed nesday as scheduled Wallace said land banks would in nlMV ui iilllU UcJD bonds will be strengthened he said by the guarantee of the fed eral government LOOK INSIDE FOR Great Britain States Germans Beaten Back With Heavy Losses British LONDON situation on the Trondheim front in Norway was described as stabilized Sat urday by a British military source who added that British patrols had taken prisoners This source declared that things most certainly are not as bad as you thought they might be Describing action south of Dombas mentioned in Friday nights communique this source declared that the Germans were beaten back with heavy loss Later the nazis returned to at tack the British under heavy mor tar and machinegun dently from strafing German air and took less xposed positions according to tius British source This action took place near Kvam near the Dombas railroad it was said and allied troops were reported to be in considerable southeast of Dombas This British source said that an eye witness who recently re turned from Norway had told him that German parachute troops had been mopped up Many were found frozen in the snow and others with broken legs it was said There was nothing to report from Narvik this source said ex cept that very heavy snow is im peding the movements of both forces There has Ueen a heavy bomb ng of the railroad from Andalsnes to Dombas by the Germans he said but the Germans no longer are undisputed masters of the air The British press warned the public to expect setbacks for al lied forces in Norway until the naval air and land forces reach their full strength Military commentators agreed that lightingin Norway prob ably would be long and tough but predicted allied sea power ultimately nould bring victory While commenting on reports of strategic withdrawals by the allies and on allegations that raw troops have been thrown into the fray the press generally reserved judgment on the conduct of the war HOMER MARTIN President of AAUW Quits Labor Move PAGE 2 Red Sox Prove Boast of Beating Yankees PAGE 11 Plan Bible Meeting at Garner Monday PAGE 10 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Showers central and west Saturday night and Sun day and late Saturday night or on Sunday extreme cast slightly Saturday night slight ly cooler Sunday extreme west ailXVESOTA Showers Sat urday night and Sunday west and Saturday night or on Sun day east slightly warmer Sat urday night except Bed river valley somewhat cooler Sun day central and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures system would IMaximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum u WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look lor the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi valley and 56 35 46 74 45 precipitation likely temperatures will average about normal no marked extremes indicated with Local Nine Winner in Semifinal Round Tilt Mason City and Rockwell high schools advanced to the final round of the Cerro Gordo county baseball tournament in games played at Roosevelt stadium Sat urday Rockwell defeated Swaledale former champion 7 to 4 while Mason City defeated Clear Lake 9 to 3 wegian government Saturday de creed a onemonth moratorium on all debt incurred before the Gcr agency announced Neutral STOCKHOLM modern marvel of transporting motorized troops tanks and armored cars over 50 miles of hazardous moun tain roads in less than a day to within striking distance of Brit ish forces south of Trondheim ap peared to have been achieved Sat urday night by a German column Reports from the frontier said the Germans sped over the mountains from Tynset to with in striking distance of the Brit ish troops at Storen only 30 miles south of the important Germanheld port of Trondheim Thus the Germans appeared to have executed a flanking move ment on British troops reported in both Roras and Dombas areas They lacked only about 35 miles of completing the thrust up cen tral Norway from Olso to Trond heim Neutral observers said it was almost impossible to see how the Germans had pushed over the mountains in such a short time without losses This advance was reported a decided threat to the allies who evidently did not think such a move possible On the Roras front to the east of Kvikne the Germans were re ported stopped by Norwegian volunteers on a highway to the Swedish frontier Earlier Swedish dispatches had reported that the slashing Ger man columns moving across cen iral Norway were endangering BritishFrench and Norwegian po sitions in the entire fTrondheim area Latest dispatches Indicated that Norwegian units were well scattered while the allied forces were giving ground before Ihe relentless attacks by machinc iumiliiff German planes They said a decisive battle was being awaited a Dombas 100 miles south of Trondheim and 75 miles south of Siorcn This is the important railroad and highway junction where the road from Os lo branches off to Andalsnes al lied troop landing port to the west and Storen and Trondheim to the north One hundred miles to the southwest between Olta and Ringebu a second German col umn attempting to push up the parallel Gudhrands valley was reported engaged in a headon battle with British troops dis patched from heir concentra tion point at Storen to bolster retreating Norwegian forces Storen is approimately 30 miles south of Trondheim and is the along which the German columns have been advancing in an nl to establish land communi port and Oslo that west coast Germans Allies Dig In northward with mechanized units havt fallen back from terrain at ih Vd in at TolfaXTwcffians and Brit ish withdrawn from Lillehammcr were reported occupying pre pared positions 30 miles northward Solidline arrows mark approxi mate courses of allied thrusts Brokenline arrows mark aprroxi s ish mss and CARROLL BERRES he appeared in hospital after Tostvillc sun battle Berres 24 Found Guilty of Slaying at Postville Jury Deliberates Less Than 9 Hours in Case Heard in Waukon Court WAUKON deliber ating less than nine hours a dis trict court jury early Saturday found Carroll Berres 24 of West Ollis Wis guilty first degree murder in connection with the fa tal shooting of a Postville marshal during a burglary The jury recommended lite im prisonment in the state peniten tiary at Fort Madison for Berres who was charged with killing El mer J Lennon Fostville night marshal in an exchange of shots during a filling station burglary there last Nov 9 wasto be taken immedi ately to Port Madison Defense at torneys meanwhile requested 30 days in which to file u motion for a new trial It was reported that on the first few ballots the jury had divided 7 to 5 for the death penalty The jury of seven women and five farmers returned its verdict at n m Saturday It received the case at p m Friday The trial began Monday Berres testified that he had exchanged shots with during the burglary but that lie didnt know the man was an of ficer at the time he ordered him Berres to open the doors of his car An assortment of weapons was found in Berres car when he surrendered to officers at Lansing 40 miles northeast of the scene of the shooting several hours after the incident Berres was wounded in the leg He was held under guard in a hospital at Waukon for a while and later was transferred to the state reformatory hospital at Ana mosa When he appeared before Die grand jury last month he was on a stretcher Tlie judge did not immediately set ii time tor pronouncing the sentence him playing in a pen next to the driveway Thinking the boy was out the car and then heard a scream Grief stricken rushed to his son and places Surviving the child arc his par cnls and grandparents Mr and Mrs Joe Wyborney Stanchficld Minn and Mr and Mrs Even Kleven Mora Minn Trie child was born April 1G 1936 at Rock ford Funeral services will be coni ducted Sunday at 2 p m in the Rock Falls church with the Rev F M Garrctt officiating Burial wilt be at the Plymouth cemetery The Patterson funeral home of Mason City is in charge WOLCOTT RICE HURDLER WINS AT DRAKE MEET Mason City Relays Runners Place Fourth in Qualifying Trials BES Wojcot of Hice Institute Saturday won th DrakereinyshiglV hurdles ohnm pionship for the third straigh year By less than a stride h nosed out Boyce Gatewood o Texas in the opening event of tin 31 year old meet Wolcotts time was 143 sec onds which was only oiictenlh of a second slower than Ihc meet record he set in 1938 Ed Dreiss of Texas Aggies wai third A crowd of nearly 16000 was in the stands The weather was warm and tlie track was fast but a strung south wind ham pered the short distance run ners Indiana won the four mile uni varsity relay in It was tin third Hoosier victory of he mec because they won the sprint and distance medleys Friday Campbell Kane Indiana an chor man outran Ralph Schwarz kopf of Michigan in the last mill to finish with a 15 foot lead Min nesota was third Oklahoma Ag gies were fourth and Wisconsin fifth The meet record for the event is H296 set by the Oklahoma gies in 1933 flay Cochran University of In diana flyer ikimmcd over the barriers in 537 seconds here Sat urday fo lead qualifiers in Hie 440yard low hurdle event of the Drake relays Cochrans time was half a second STATE GERMANS ACTED TO FOIL BRITISH PLOT Move Contemplated to Destroy Germany Von Ribbentrop Declares BULLETIN AP A German airplane is en route to the Hungarian capital with a communica tion from the German gov ernment it was disclosed in official quarters Saturday afternoon It was under stood that a similar com munication also was being transmitted to other gov ernments of southeastern En roue BERLIN AP by Radio Foreign Minister von Ribben trop Saturday charged that the allies lony had planned to invade Norway in an effort to widen the war to destroy Germany but German inter in Struck by Car of Father Boy Fatally Hurt ROCK FALLS Gerald Wy borney 4 only child of Mr and Mrs Milton Wyborncy of Rock Falls died cnroutc to a Mason City hospital Friday night from injuries received when his father accidentally backed a car over Mm Before starling lie car the 88cfYarrf Relay Class A lIih father called to the child and saw nbove the relays record set 1938 by Patterson of Rice Stanley Kelley Michigan won the second and final heat in 56 1 SUMMARIES 440Yard Relay Class A High Schools Fastest six to qualify Second by Bast Waterloo Clarence Lippen Gene Stephens Pete Eekholf James Ty second Walertown S Dak third Abraham Lincoln of Coun cil Bluffs fourth Mason Cilv Time 448 Davenport East DCS East Waterloo Franklin of Cedar Rapids Roosevelt of DCS Moincs and Ame British Deny Nazi Statement LONDON British war office Saturday night is sued this statement in replv to declarations of German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribben trop It Is officially denied hat any brieadier or his staff have been captured at any time in the course of operations in Nor way inrspjtt of statement in his speech Satur day afternoon Von Ribbentrop said some of the British documents on whichhis charges of a plan to invade Noncay were based were taken when ihc British brigade stuff in command in the Lille hammer jiector was captured vcntion foiled Hie design by a levhours Documentary proof of his charge md the further allegation that Norway had resolved to take part he announced is being issued by the German govern ment in a series of publi cations Through German opera tions in Norway he said we found the entire plan of oc cupation of the allied arnn These military orders prove without doubt that tbc landing of English troops in Norway had been planned Cor a very longlime The foreign minister made his charges in n halfhour address be fore the diplomatic corps the for eign press and officers of the German army navy and air force He said that Britain had fried since the beginning of the year to create a theater for the war He reviewed the conflict from ihc outbreak of war on Sept 3 to the opening of the campaign in Nor way the night of April 83 The British laying of mines in Norwcffian territorial waters an nounced on April 8 as a measure to slop German use of ihc cov ered way of fjords and chan nels between islands in rcalitv Second heat won by East Wat croo Davrell Beaver Gene Stcph u was uiuu vuavrcu rscaver uene Stcoh notin the road the father backed ens Pete Eekhoff James w second Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs third Watcrlown Mr Wyborncy S Dak fourth Mason City Time and immcdi ately took him to Mason City The East DCS boy died from a broken neck His Moines Ames East Waterloo left leg also was fractured in two Frallkhn of Cedar Rapids North DCS DCS Moines 100yard by Ewell Pcnn State second Brown Louisiana State university third Wolcott Rice institute fourth Lit tler Nebraska fifth Piker North western Time 099 MAY 3 JS POLAND DAY HARTFORD Conn Baldwin Saturday proclaimed May 3 as Poland day to com memorate the 14911 anniversary of the adoption of the Polish con stitution in 1781 JOACHIM VON KIBBENTROP Allied flot ;