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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAH LON R nisr w f AR r 1C I IS VOL XLVI THE NWSPAPU THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL UASED MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 301940 MASON CIT THE HUGH SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 176 NAZIS JOIN OSLO TRONDHEIM 9 V t Dombas Allies Lose Strategic Positions 4k JE Ordered IffCD ffllT nrtoRelure94 tttP UUI W Who Struck WAR QUESTION Democrats Make Bid for Texas Harmony of Garner F R Forces By WILLIAM B ARDERY WASHINGTON JP While Idemocrats made a bid for har Imony between Roosevelt and Gar liter forces in Texas prominent re ublicans forecast Tuesday that ttheir own platform committee Ewould have its greatest battle lovor phrasing a keep out of war plank After a series of talks with Gov Harold E Stassen of Minnesota the convention keynoter party leaders liere disclosed a difference of opinion over the precise posi tion which republicans should take on foreign policy They generally agreed that the party should promise to keep he United States at peace but they were split over the lest methods of accomplishing that goal Senator Vandenberg RMich and others were reported to want a strict mindourownbusiness declaration in the platform while As in previous orders to Ford the allies without itself becoming involved in the European war Among trie democrats the Texas harmony move was instigated by Representative Rayburn and Lyn don Johnson of that state It en visions a Texas delegation to the democratic convention instructed for Vice President Garner but pledged to support the administra tion record and avoid participation in any campaign to stop Roose velt It generally was agreed that Stassen would offer no specific foreign policy June 24 leaving that question to the platform com mittee The tall 33 year old governor it was reported plans to make these declarations in a 45minute keynote address That the administrations re ciprocal trade program should be repealed or trade agreements should be subject to senate rati fication That relief should be adequate to prevent suffering but that ad ministration should be turned over to states and localities That democrats have been ex travagant with public funds and that republicans propose n return to a balanced budget That key new deal social pro grams should be retained and per fected Some change should be act perhaps along the lines sug gested by the AFL That farm benefit AUl that portion of his crop consumed O 1 nan sold oweden From another republican former Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa came a statement that the policy suggestions of the Glenn Frank program committee might be adopted in substance by the platform committee ri uicKmson here by Nafional John Hamilton WASHINGTON The labor board ruled Tuesday that the Ford Motor company had vio lated the Wagner act at its St Louis plant and ordered the com pany to reinstate with back pay 34 employes who in the strike in 1937 The board also ordered the com pany to bargain upon request with CIOs united auto workers union as the executive representative of the St Louis plant employes In addition the company was ordered to disestablish tile St Louis division of the Liberty Legion of America Inc The company the board declared had dominated and inter fered with the formation and administration of the Liberty Legion At the same time the labor board dismissed allegations that the Ford company had discrimi nated against 108 workers other than the 94 ordered reinstated Complaints of unfair labor practices by the CIO auto work ers union in 1937 resulted in an NLRB investigation of the Ford company This inquiry led up to Tuesdays order which among other things directed the com pany to post notices advising its workers that they are free to be come or remain members of the auto workers union if they de sire entitled Ford gives viewpoint on labor constituted an interference with the employes IVagncr act rights Green Says Lewis Wants to Enter Race for U S President PITTSBURGH i 11 i a m Green president of the American Federation of Labor charged Tuesday John L Lewis head of the rival CIO was attempting to organize a third party so Lewis could become its candidate for president BRITISH SHELL NAZIS IN NARVIK Germans Reported Clinging to Machine Gun Nests Near Shore STOCKHOLM German troops in Arctic Narvik their ar tillery smashed were reported Tuesday to be clinging to shore line machinegun nests under heavy bombardment from British KU naval forces Advices from Riks made in the Wagner labor relations granscn Swedish border station on the iron ore line from Narvik said that the Germans had lost payments all their mountain artillery posi vuJliltui3 iiiviL iiitjuuuuii artillery po51 should be disbursed on the basis tions and that a German battery of cooperation with a broad soil in a Narvik churchyard had been conservation program and that a destroyed by the British euns A twoprice system should be instimoitur luted Under the latter the farmer smashed would receive a higher price for that portion of his crop domestically than the abroad at world prices mortuary chape also was Extensive Defenses STOCKHOLM w c d e n continues to take extensive de fense measures despite the praise which Joachim Von Ribbentrop German foreign minister gave it for its strict neutrality in his statement Saturday on the Nor wegian invasion Parts of Stock on a business holm have been declared pro e hibited zones and devoted to anti batteries Many dow iicMY uuttti uiaudr WHICH dominates itniv s Chanman town shops are boarding and sand entrance to the Mediterranean sea haP0mrr f ji ova ws against air raids Sweden Nervously Scons the Skies Visby on the INSIDE COUNT STEPIIAN CSAKY Warns Slovakia to Respect Hungarians PAGE 2 Eastern Star Plans on District Sessions PAGE 3 Colonel Ed Bradley to See Running of Derby 1 PAGE 9 in RfMPrk Rirl fn 111 lxcjeClS Did CO Wifk VV lln PARIS from the Spanish frontier reported Tuesday that the Spanish govern tics ment has refused a bid to enter the war along with Germany and a cilIU A Illinium iflVJlUiiy chance to attack Britains Gi At 8 a m Tuesday oraltar which dominates Itays YEAR AGO MEDITERRANEAN LONDON ships were ordered Tuesday night to fake the Cape of Good Hope route around Africa to the far east and keep out of the Mediter ranean because of the attitude of Italian leaders toward the Euro pean war The action was taken because ot Italys threatening attitude to ward the allied powers it was stated authoritatively but hope was expressed that circumstances in the near future would permit abandonment of the shipping pre cautions Britain and France recently have made overtures to Italy for a settlement ot Italys grievances but without result Fascist lead ers have warned that Italy could not stay outside the war and the press has declared the fascists would fight only on the side of Germany The importance of the British action was emphasized by the fact that the Mediterranean I described as the life line of the British not closed to British shipping even during the crisis Hint occurred when Italy invaded Ethiopia Woman Tells Census laker HomeMcatgagei Mis 45 Billions TOfcEDO Ohio Mrs Ar thur Cline upset the calm of a census taker Tuesday by insisting the mortgage on her home amount ed to which is the national debt limit The matter was carried to Hith ard Marlow supervisor oC census who said Mrs Clines answer con stituted a refusal to answer The womans husband a lawyer de flared the 345000000000 the gov United States The census taker will make an other stop at the Cline home hopeful of getting another answer to the question BRITISH ADMIT SETBACK MORE TROOPSLANDED Allied Position in Donhas Sector Is Reported Difficult LONDON British con ceded setbacks Tuesday on the land sea and diplomatic fronts Military sources said the Ger mans had captured Storcn rail road junction 30 miles south of nailheld Trondheim which may prove to be he key to the whole campaign in Norway The admiralty announced that two submarines were overdue and must be regarded as lost They arc the 1095ton Tarpon which car ried a normal crew of 53 and the 678ton Sterlet whose normal complement was 40 This raised Britains loss of un dersea craft to seven ot the 57 with which she entered the war last September and the known loss of life to 188 The admiralty also disclosed the sinking of the 452ton trawler Bradman and the 590ton trawler Cape Siretoko but said there was no loss of life in cither case As trade talks with Russia Cross minister direcimV the British blockade pleaded for American understanding of economic warfare Cross said that copper rubber tin and other materials much of it from the United States were reaching Germany through Vladi voslok Russias Pacific port ii quantities they were an doubtedly serious leak in blockade Southern Half of Norway Mostly in Germans Control By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The southern half of Noway apparently was falling into the hands ot the Gcimaii invaders Official announcements in Berlin reported two important successes They said 1The rmzi expeditionary force has bridged the last Klip between its columns moving north and northwest from Oslo and south from Trondheim r5lKIS vital rllilwiiv Junction 100 miles south of nazihcld frondheim has been captured by the Germans There were no details in Berlin on the reported seizure of Pombas where allied forces had tried to stop the German steamroller in several days bombing Forncbu airport and en gaging German bombers in several air battles Two nazi planes were shot down it was reported author itatively While the uar office kept sil ent a military source said the Germans had taken hotlycon tested Storen and described HID allied position in the Dombas sector SO miles south of Storen on OsloTrondlicim railroad snarjiyer Russian ex as announced that iiaft troops from Oslo and Trbridheirn met Tuesday on the railroad southwest of Storen and estab lished land connections between the Norwegian capital and the vital ttcst coast port The military source here said the British fought magnificently on the night o April 2829 and the He told the American Chamber of Commerce that we uonder ernment owes is a lien on his sometimes how far it is generally home as well as others in the realized in your country that im portant supplies of key war ma terials have reached Germany n this way The royal air force swung into action on the Norwegian coast The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled cooler ex treme east slightly cooler cen tral and west portions Tuesday night Showers southeast light frost central and west portions if sky clears partly cloudy to cloudy and continued cool Wed nesday MINNESOTA Unsettled snow northeast slightly colder Tues day night frost or freezing gen eral parity cloudy Wednesday continued cool except slightly warmer central and west in af ternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Monday Minimum Monday night from the west Minimum 62 36 J7 74 k ou jcrtl old laborer who thought he could by nreatening to jump off the 610 foot world fair trylorf landed in court Tuesday The charge placed against the unemployed man Roy Yost was disorderly conduct He said he had been out of work two or three months and that he believed the best way to get a job was to some excitement and then cash in The plan didnt work so Yost took no chances on getting hurt during his aerial act He carried two parachutes and a dummy up the tall climb of about 40 he sneaked into the fair Monday night Earlier he had notified news photographers that he would jump off come a m So there was a crowd on he appeared at da on a small platform at the top of the tower to Jump From Trylon Lands in Court anrpR nn i He danced a few steps waved at the crowd and then tossed over a dummy attached to a parachute The chute opened only partly and that broke Yosts nerve he said later at the police station He was as nervous as a fan dancer in a blizzard when he told about it Soon after the dummy dived Yost was yanked from the plat form by Charles Nelson world fair steel inspector who had started to climb the Irylon when Yost first appeared By the time Yost got down from his perch the area around the trylon was swarming with radio cars fire apparatus and on lookers Yost was bundled into a police car and taken to the station Were you afraid to jump he was asked Oh I wasnt afraid but the parachute on the dummy didnt open right he said as ho was taken to court r 50 100 ALLIED LINES GERMAN LINES RAILROADS repulsed a German attack south east ot Dombas Several tanks were reported destroyed in sharp fighting if The allies were reported to have landed more troops on three points on the western coast of Norway The British also were said to be using large ly ing boats to speed specially trained and equipped troops to the Norwegian fjords where they were ordered lo prepare for air and land operations The dispatch said that German troops are continuing to arrive in Norway but it is thought not as fast as the allied reinforcements Aft o in Norways eastern army in Norway was reported lo be area around Roros 1 while other 5n i for contro1 of the nk ins pombas 3 and Storen Z which the nazis captnred A Kor wcgun communicnie said the Germans had been stalled at Kvam 4 The communique added a German force pushinj west from Giovik M belween Etncd 5 and soutllcr Aurirt A IhW AlvdaVfl In Crminh USh t0Wiirri had checked at to link Oslo TCJHlica ncw German attempt h Bersen with Germans P in British troops near HarsUd 8 north of Narvik V Soeculate on Last Ditch Allied Stand LONDON cir cles speculated Tuesday night on whether the allied expeditionary forces could make a successful last ditch stand to maintain their foothold in central Norway and defend their positions south of Trondheihi Heavy casualties were inflicted on German troops advancing up the Gudbiands valley to Dombas a war communique said but it was admitted that the British had been forced to fall backhand there was wide speculation on the fu ture of operations in the central Jfonvegian area If the allies withdraw from the front south of Trondheim it would be presumed that they would concentrate their efforts against the northern port of Nar vik still held by Gcnnans and on the Steinkjer front north of Trondheim Neutral military observers pointed out however that the rugged Norwegian country makes it difficult lo judge lie strength ot tho German forces it the Gud brands valley and said that allied reinforcements arriving on the Norwegian coast might yet turn the tide of battle IN DOGHOUSE CHARLESTON S Car The distracted parents of Wecky Wolfe 5 hunted high and low for him without avail After several hours as they were considering calling police in walked Wceky rubbing his eyes I got tired and crawled into the dog house uith Biiddv he ex plained of heavy fighting The meetingof Hie two nazi columns was southwest of Sotern another vital rail road junction about 80 miles north of Dombas Adolf Hitler in his order of the dav to German troops in Norway naict Tuesday night that these forces by establishing land con nection between Oslo and Trond heim frustrated allied attempts to vfocceGennany knees in Norway Although the German line evidently is Ions and thin it means that nazi forces have laid down n front to defend heir hold on southern important part of Hie invaded kingdom It nteiins that the Germans are in position to isolate allied forces which advanced inland from the coast to try to stem the lightning nazi drive toward Troadheim It means that the Germans have attained a strategic hold on com munications and have turned the tables on the allies effort to cut off Troidhoim from theNorwe gian interior with forces moving north along the seaboard from Andalsncs ami south from Amsos A military source in London said the Germans had captured the important railway junction of Storen 30 miles south of Trond heim and described the allied po sition in the Dombas sector as difficult Although the report that Sloren had been captured was not con firmed officially in London in formants conceded that the allies were under heavy pressure in that sector A brief German communique said the land contact had been made southwest of Storen be tween nazi troops advancinjr north from Oslo by way of Tyn sct and south from Trondheim The German high command communique earlier had reported advances all along the lint to ward Dombas The prime importance of Storen is acknowledged in London The railroad lines tlnough the Gud brands and Oster which the Germans arc driving north of there and run as one to nazihcld Trond heim On other Norwegian fronts llic Gcrmiri communique reported Rapid progress toward Bergen on the southwest coast Heavy air attacks on allied po sitions in the Namsos and An dalsncs regions flanking Trond heim on the north andsouth with six ships sunk or severely dam aged and bases set afire Two or three enemy sub victims of the German Uboat hunt in the Skagerrak and Kattegat Reports of extensive air bat tles in Mornay which one source described as the greatest in history held the French war ministrys attention as develop ments on the western front re mained at a virtual standstill An authoritative British source said that two German planes were damaged in battles with British aircraft the Norwegian coast The British apparently were encountering difficulties also on tno diplomatic front Sources close to the foreign of fice in London said Soviet Kus sia had deemed British offers to ;