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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME LON E R HST MEM A OF CES WOI HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PMSS AND MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AFRIT 29 lun MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER ONE jg ggORTNAZKPLAN TO TRAP ALLIES POPULATION OF CLEAR LAKE IS PUT AT 3729 Rockwell Elma and Riceville Also Show Growth in 10 Years Clear Lake North Iowas sum mer playground has grown from a population of 3066 in 1930 to 3729 according to preliminary figures released Monday for me Kl 1940 decennial census by Stanley ll T Comfort district supervisor lit The figure reported includes litonly permanent residents as of I lApril 1 Mr Comfort stressed V Other North Iowa towns also IWiowed gains with the eight re Iported Monday jumping from 6 jpensus Taker Is Bitten 2nd Time The census takers life has its drawbacks Joseph A Bolffer I Lawler Chiekasaw county enu merator on his progress report for Saturday noted Dof Bite No Z in 1930 to the present count ol 1734 accordin lary report I Monday mornings I eluded the following I Jown I Clear Lake 3 729 Rockwell 758 Harpers Ferry 360 Dundee 193 St Lucas 158 Chester 333 Elma 806 Riceville 907 to the prelimin report m 1930 30BG 750 289 190 IBB 238 771 807 Plight of Refugees in Norway Told EDITORS NOTE Gunnar Kuutsson succeeded in makinr his way from Sweden into Nor way la the narrow northern re Kion where refugees are fleeinr into the interior while German and allied forces draw battle lines near Trondheim KNUTSSOJV NEAR NAMSOS Noway ternble plight of war refu gees who have sought safety in the snowcovered mountains oi central Norway is becoming worse and discase Adequate food and clothing is lacking for the refugees from the JVimsos Namdalen and Steinkier areas Among children and older persons illness is with practically no medical aid or medicine available north of Trond neim Tragic scenes are enacted nightly in the region when fusees slip down from the mountains into valley communl ashes ol their home seeking lost pos sessions Mountain huts especially in the S dStnc are so IOWA SOAKED Temperatures Average About 7 Degrees Above Normal Over State DES MOINES April I showers soaked all of Iowa over I the weekend the weather bureau I reported Monday piling up a maximum of nearly two inches of I rainfall at In wood in the last 48 I hours I Other wet spots were Marshall jtown with 112 inches Waterloo with 161 and Tracy with 15 Ma Ison Citys rainfall measured 70 I ihe bureau predicted fair I weather Monday night and Tues Iclay with showers in the north I eastern section of the slate Temperatures Monday morning I averaged about seven degrees I above normal after reaching a I 77 degrees Sunday at jKeokufc The low Sunday night was 45 degrees at Inwood Stassen Confers on Keynote Speech Plans WASHINGTON l can campaign tactics began crys lahzmsj Monday with the arrival of Gov Harold E Stassen of Minne I sola for conferences on his key note speech to the partys national convention June 24 The 33 year I old Stassen sought advice from I party leaders in congress on ex I pressions concerning foreign af fairs labor agriculture and other I campaign issues WM r so Crowe with refugees that they must take tuins sleeping indoors This is the district where bomb ing planes have caused the great est civilian damage in proportion to he population During the first rpcri 1bombmS of Namsos the legions largest sawmill was set fire and the entirepopulace turned out to help extinguish it They were partly successful until wave after wave of bomb ers returned sending the Nor wegians running in panic Some in ceUars faut The towns life went to pieces Training School Youth Charged With Murder u but decis has been searched yet and inhabitants said it would be a marvel if no dead are found Mountain peasants now are whh S rthtir ftw uith refugees Uiflity valued cows pgs and even horses are beine slaughtered for food The peasants not only must care foi re ugees but they must help reed allied troops in the vicinity V canning factory outside Nam sos escaped damage but its large stocks have been plundered Not one can remains The shortage of flour sugar and nor imrmf British S BuiltMokes Hit is jij irerma lands No possibility of aidfroi Sweden exists because of lack o transportation A major difficulty in providin relief wiJI be the fact lhat the ref ugees are scattered over a wid area and many are in the inacces sible mountain heights ITALIANS NAME GERMAN ENVOY Dino Alfieri Long ProNazi Figure Is Appointed to Berlin ROME Alfieri Ion considered one ot Italys mori trongly proGerman figures ilonday was appointed ambassa dor lo Germany succeeding Ber nardo Attolico The two envoys exchanged 3osts Attolico replacing Alfier as ambassador to the Vatican Alfieri former minister o Jopular culture was designated imbassador to the holy see las Attolico had occupied Ihe Ber m embassy for almost live years InjGorneriCeremony above arc the Rt ELDORA R Keen in Musralinc inmalc of the stale training school here was arraigned in district court Monday afternoon for the murder of Clarence Catholic church of MasonCity rieht inrf Ire I another training school inj of Garner seen during I T M mate on March 8 He is charged f Jttmc ceremonies for the SI Bonlfac il r C corncr with striking young Cottrell over I Garncr Sunday Boniface Catholic church at the head with a hammer OConnor of SI Pilot Missing Is Believed Drowned KEOKUK VPAndy Sant 40 ot St Louis Mo pilot on he centra Barge Lines diesel tow the T Warner was miss mg when the boat reached the Jveokuk lock Monday morning u Js behevecj to have fallen off the boat and drowned UQUOR IS SEIZED OTTUMWA dVStatc Mid way Patrolman Hans Alderiou bunday made oilc of the largest liquor hauls in this district in re cent years when he arrested a man who gave his name as 1 I Wilder of Seword Kcbr with 480 quarts of whiskey and nlco nol in his car Impressive Ceremony Held at Garner Is Viewed by 700 Cornerstone for New St Boniface Church Laid at Ceremony ceremonies iui ceremonies of the Roman Catholic church witnessed by more than 700 persons Sunday afternoon when the cornerstone of a new St onface Catholic church was 10 here The Rt Rev P s OConnor of Mason City was in charge of the ceremonies parishcK in pntcd Girn OConnor is the of the Garner Catholic parish for having the courage to build an imposing new church which they and their children may enjoy to many years the REV Jaroslav Skluzacck pastor of the St Wen ceslaus Catholic church of Dun can preached the sermon Prior to the ceremonies women of the church served dinner in the parish hall and during the after noon lunches were served The wns funiplcled LUISA TETRAZZIN1 Famed Operatic Singer Succumbs in Italy PAGE 2 Taxpayer Forums Will Be Held in North Iowa PAGE 3 Kentucky Derby Entry May Reach Dozen Mark PAGE 9 Hospital Addition Is Started PAGE II IOWANS TO SEE 2 CANDIDATES Dewey to Speak at Marshalltown Saturday Gannett in Des Moines DES MOINES will lave the opportunity lo look over wo republican presidential candi dates m three days aa the result f Thomas E Deweys illness in Colorado Springs Colo A digestive disturbance kept Dewey m bed Monday and caused ostponement of his appearance t Wichita Kans until Friday nd his Marshalltown Iowa peech until Saturday Frank Gannett newspaper pub sher and GOP presidential as iram is scheduled to speakhere ext Monday had been cheduled to deliver his Marshall own address Tuesday Physicians idered him to bed Sunday for a woday rest tribute to the owa Boy Hit With Baseball Succumbs DAVENPORT Robert Ual 1 dCti while playing with a group near his home ACCIDENT VICTIM Funeral Services for Gerald Wyborney Held at Rock Falls Church Ftiii era rs erv iees Sera id Wyborney 4 son of Mr and Mrs Milton Wyborney Rock Falls wore held at the Methodistcliurcl at Rock Falls Sunday afternoon with he Rev F M Garrett ii charge The boy died while enroutc to a Mason City hospital Fridav nieht after he was accidentally backed over by a car Mrs John Gorkowski and Miss Maxine Calvert sang When i lake My Vacation in Heaven and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere iney were accompanied by Miss Juanita Wetter In charge of flowers were Mrs Harold Wegener and Mis Alar jone Brown Pallbearers were Roger Tibbits Morse Tibbits Warren Duff and iierton Brown Ushers were W C Duff and George Tibbits Burial was at the Plymouth cemetery GERALD WVBORNEY BRITAIN AND ITALY CONFER Trade Negotiations Are Resumed Good Omen Is Observed LONDON Great Britain and Italy have discussed resump lon of their negotiations for in creased trade it was disclosed Monday Negotiations had been liscontinucd in February during a dispute over the seizure of coal being shipped from Germany to taly Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax ncl Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Bstiinmi held a very friendly discussion on Friday a source to tho folcisn office said KVAM CAPTURE IS CLAIMED BY GERMAN FORCE Invaders Repelled After Violent Attack on Steinkjer Front BULLETIN STOCKHOLM al lies were reported Monday night to have widened their sphere of operations in central Norway by debarking large detachments ot troops at Nordfjord 60 miles southwest of Andalsnes and at SunndaJsfjurd 30 miles north east of Andalsnes STOCKHOLM German forces were reported Monday night to have occupied Kvam 35 miles southeast of Dombas in their drive toward Trondheim but to have been repelled in a violeni attack on the Steinkjer front north of that naziheld port The Germans earlier had been reported stalled at Kvam in theii surge north toward the vital Dombus railroad junction one oi the Britishheld barriers to the nazis attempted approach to Trondheim from the south Dispatches reaching Stockholm gave no details of developments either there or at Stinkjer where they said German bombers sup ported the attack Reports from Narvik on the northern front said fighting there had developed into guer rilla warfare with the British bombarding the fort periodical ly apparently to the Germans from sending rein forcements over the railroad terminating at Narvik The allies Monday put up wha Jirst really Germanys effort to rush troops acrossNor way to bolster naziheld Trond heim They were holding slrateffi callyplaced stronglydefended machinegun nests and light ar tillery positions guarding nar row mountain roads northeast of Dombas in the Gudbrands daien valley and between Roros and Storen in the Clam ma river valley German troops driving over snowy mountain roads were re ported to have reached the vital railway linking British bases at Dombas and Storeli They were said to have en gaged an allied force in the first phase of a battle expected to de cide control of southern Norway The fighting was sharp and some obseivers expressed belief a situation had been reached in which allied troops may be able to ake advantage strategic de ense positions The Germans however al ready have proved their ability to advance swiftly over difficult mountain tinils to outflank forces barring their way if But tins has been largely de pendent on protection from German warplanes scouring a patch clear for the motorized units From the allied view point much depends on their air defenses Reports that the British have concentrated troops at Herkinn above the DombasStoren railway ind that fighting already is in rogress there were interpreted icre as evidence that allied re istancc is developing TIC Norwegian radio broadcast in announcement that a German column had struck at the railway it Hjerkinn 20 miles north of Dombiis and SO miles south of I Success of the German attempt o cut the rail line at this point vould isolate the British foice at Storen which is exposed to al ack by German troops concen ratcd at Trondheim 35 miles orth Both the British and Ger mans were rushing reinforce ments to the Dombas front and Swedish sources expressed be lief lhat both sides were pre paring o hrow every ounce of strength into a decisive battle The British war office an ounced m London Sunday night hat more troops had been landed t Andalsnes despite German air War Centers on Possession of Trondheim By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press Staff Writer The twentyfirst day of the bat tle of Norway finds the Germans occupying the southern and most important part of the country strongly and possession being nine points of the law in war as well as in civil life the allies are faced with a formidable task in oustina them The struggle continues to cen ter on possession of Ibe slrategic Port and railhead of Trond heim Conirol of this gateway in the broken coast of Norway and of the railways leading from it means domination of the whole central and southern portion of the country The nazis last week capitalized the advantage of their surprise in vasion and strengthened their hold on the south considerably In some instances this was at the expense 01 lie allies in land engagements growing out of the maneuvering for position in preparation for the Oig showdown There was no major clash how ever and neither side encountered disaster or scored striking victory ay the weekend the allies had pulled up their socks and checked the nazi advances toward Trond heim in most places One cardinal point seems to me to have become increasingly that the invasion will stand or fall in accordance with the degree of air control which the Germans are able to main tain Thus fay the nazis have main tained their air supremacy in Nor way The success of their invasion has been largely the this factor What we are witnessing noiv is a concrete comprehensive test of its what a powerful air fleet means to modern warfare It is important to remember that the nazis had their surface navy made virtually impotent in the battles at the beginning of the in vasion and were deprived to a large extent of Ihe use of the sea for communications with Norway Save fov the great airforce the contest would have ended there The nazis made a virtue ot their necessity however and threw their dependence on the flyjn force X ji Acting with the speed which is one of he outstanding char of the German mili tary operations they seized all the worthwhile airports of Nor way thus hamstrineing the al lies for the moment As the result of this advantage the Germans have been able to move thousands oE badly needed by air transport he allies being unable to stop this Jecause of the excessive flying distance from Britain and France only that but the nazis also lave flown equipment and sup Nor vay and they have harassed the allies in their landing operations FOUND DEAD IX TRUCK FORT DODGE Gib 57 Fort Dodge was found dear in the cab of his parked ruck here Sunday apparently the of a heart attack 2 COLUMNS ARE CLAIMED TO BE 25 MILES APART Apparently Germans Intend Ultimately to Close In on Andalsnes B E R L I N Authoritative German sources Monday night re ported nazi forces moving south ward from Trondheim as well as northward toward the west coast port in an attempt to trap the al lies in centra h Norway These sources said the two columns were within 25 miles of meeting Where they were expected lo join was nwt divulged however and there was no indication of where or in what numbers the column from Trondheim was moving Apparently the Germans in tended ultimately to close in on Andalsnes about 100 miles south of Trondheim where allied forces have been debarking Andalsnes was reported bombed from the air again DNB reported that heavy fight ing was taking place between nazi and allied forces at several points in the Norwegian mountains The official German news agency admitting for the first time that German progress in Nor way was meeting increasingly stiff opposition said lhat the British in Norway after their failures in past weeks obvious ly had received orders to strength en their resistance but the agency said the firmer British stand had not halted nazi drive ttncks and it was reported lhat hcsc had been rushed to Dombas The office also announced tat the allies had repulsed an djl thcr attack by a German column nvins up the Gudbrancis valley toward Dombas in an attempt to good omen seize that vital railway junction The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally Mon day night and Tuesday pre ceded by showers extreme northeast Monday nijtht cooler Monday night and central and cast portions Tucsdaj MINNESOTA Cloudy rain north and extreme east cooler Monday night much cooler south and westcentral portions cloudy to partly cloudy Tues Superior cooler extreme Lake IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Sunday 75 Minimum Sunday night 55 At 8 a m Monday jg 1 inch The highest temperature of the g Mondays nigh command communique re ported that the nazis In captur ins six additional Norwegian batteries had seized Z0900 ar 1shelba number of portable wireless sets anrt qua lities of miscellaneous war ma terials X if Berlin Sunday claimed officially that iithe Slavanger district which has been the target of re peated British air attacks the had taken 241 officers in cluding numerous English eis and 2921 men The com mumquc did not say how many of these prisoners were Norwegian Stavanger is in southwest Nor way and previously had not been represented as a legion of large land operations thCeJ1lany confidence that the nazis military and diplo matic blows were undermining allied strength Authorized nazi sources main satisfied that faith in British and French assurances has been removed rom the minds of neutral na tions This they held WHS the result of foreign Minister von Ribben trops declaration Saturday that termiiiry marched into Norway April 9 to prevent a planned Brit ish invasion and of the issuance of the white book containing pa pers allegedly seized in Norway On the Norwegian front the high command reported 11 British transports totaling 50000 tons had been severely hit by German bombers oft the Norwegian coast over the weekend Previous high command and official news agency rr ports had said three were sunk four damaged one set afire and tlirce hit The communique re peated a report thnt warplanes had bombed two British cruisers A British statement denied German claims said that only one trawler had been sunk and onp set nine and claimed three Ger man supply ships jac ocen lor pcdocd and sunk 120 Gallons of Liquor Without State Stamps Seized at Ottumwa ficials to Rome cussions there hopes to Kcnd of to continue dis rn The German dvano cd to have stalled at Kvam 351 miles southeast of Dombas I year on Sunday and a warm steady rain Sunday night caused buds to start to burst on trees in Mason City YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Satuniay 63 Minimum in nbthl s At 8 m Sunday 55 OTTUMWA M Evidence which may lead to disclosure of widespread illegal liquor traffic in Iowa was uncovered here with the arrest of J K Wilder of Wilson Kans driving 1 small car loaded with 120 gallons of liquor bearing no state stamps Upon questioning by stale agents Wilder admitted that li quor was loaded into his coupe from a Inrgc van at a point be j twcen Burlington and Mount 1 Pleasant j Some authorities suspect lhat I such practices may be part of a I plan denounced recently by Sena lor Clyde L Herring who declared that much illegal liquor is finding its way into Iowa ;