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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa or NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI PRESS AND FUU LEASED THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 51940 MASON CITY THt IHIGHT SfOT THIS PAPEil CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NAZI SUSPECT HELD IN NY BOMBING NEW RUMANIAN CHIEFS AXIS POWERS ALLIED Onetime Friend of France Switches to Germany and Italy By WES GALLAGHER BUCHAREST JP Rumania once a close friend of France be came Friday the first country in southeastern Europe to switch completely to the side of Germany and Italy The new government of pro nazi Premier Ion Gigurtu named by Kinjr Carol Thursday in an apparent effort to save his country from being carved up by its neighbors pledged it self to follow the axis powers Rumania thus strode much further along the axis path tlinn Hungary long sympathetic to Germany or Yugoslavia which has been making gestures of friendship Rumors that new soviet de mands on Rumania may be forth coming circulated in the capital Friday as the new government of Premier Gigjrtu went into action to straighten out troubled internal conuitions against which the Kremlin is protesting Reports persisted that Rus sia was asking for control of the bridgeheads over the Prut river Eeni on the Danube Rumanian people appeared to Be accepting the change in gov ernment to Gigurtus proaxis cabinet calmly It was assumed the new gov ernment was planning stern meas ures but it was believed such measures would be put into ef fect gradually to avoid too much violence and bloodshed especially in antisemitic moves A cabinet communique issued after its first meeting Thursday night indicated the governments ideology would include antisem The program as outlined in the communique included 1 Honest adaptation to the systems created by the Kome Berlin axis 2 Maintenance of good rela tions with Rumanias neighbors with the aim of keeping peace in southeastern Europe 3 Strengthening of national deienses Recognition of labor as the basis of government and assur ance that adequate compensa lion will be given for work and production 5 Support of minorities in ex pression of their nationalistics aims Sonjo Henie a Bride REICH REJECTS U S WARNING OF HANDS OFF 11 Sonja Henie and Husband Dan Topping onHoneymoon Destination of Couple Unknown Married at 4th of July Ceremony i iv jiu put glamor on ice skates and her new husband Daniel Keid Top ping New York sportsman disap peared on their honeymoon Friday under a smoke screen of conflict ing reports as to their where abouts One spokesman for the couple said Ihey had left by plane for sew York Another said they remained in Chicago overnight and Miss Henie herself said they were planning a trip to Califor nia The friends married prise Fourth of July for in a sur ceremony Italian Cabinet to Meet With Mussolini on Saturday here before a few friends In Tlie apartment of Arthur Win man j iigcr of Miss Hcnics skating shows crs professional van best man football team Miss Henics mother Mrs Sel ma Hcmc her brother Leif Wirt and J Arthur Friedland attorney were the other Mornng Italian cabinet meet with Premier Mussolini c a mSaturday 3 a m C xvas announced Friday Ihe Rome radio said it was be lieved tne meeting would be of great importance as it would be the first session of the cabinet since Italys declaration of war in June The cabinet was expected to deal mainly with adapting Italys trade industry and administrative machinery to war requirements The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair cast n a r I v rloudy west Friday niffht and Saturday scattered showers extreme west Saturday warm er Friday iifeM MINNESOTA Tartly cloudv scattered showers northwest Friday nifhl nr Saturday and north and extreme west Satur day somewhat warmer north cast and southeast Friday nicht slightly cooler northwest Sat urday IN MASON CITY l was tlic fiist marriage for the ji year old film star and the third for Topping 28 He previously was married to and divorced from Theodora Boottger New York so cialite and Arline Judge another movie star The Rev Joshua Oden pastor of the Norwegian Lutheran church to which Miss Henie be longs read the simple single ring ceremony before a fireplace banked with whiic flowers Both bride and bridcqioom re peated the vow t will at all times conduct myself to be ahelp imatc and to set for the other f 3oud example i it i CALL RECESS FOR SENATE Legislators Ready for Floor Fight on Nominations of F R WASHINGTON sen ate recessed for the weekend after an eight minute session Friday and made ready for a floor fight President Roose velt s nominations of Henry L Stimson to be secretary of war and Frame Kiox to be secretary of lie navy Democratic Leader Barklcy told reporters he thought that the two republicans would be confirmed by a substantial ma ipnty but we will have to listen to some speeches first Another matter for the senate next week will be action on the naval expansion Both house and senate have arranged schedules light enough to permit a recess from nsxt Thursday to Tuly 22 for the democratic national convention German Government Denies Seeking Land in Western Hemisphere WASHINGTON Gcr man government in a formal note made public by the state depart ment Friday rejected this coun trys warning to keep hands ofl the western hemisphere Chancellor Adolf Hitlers gov ernment at the same time how ever said Germany had given no indication of any desire to interfere in the western hemi sphere or to seek territory here The Berlin foreign office said that therefore it could see no rea son why the American hands off warning had been addressed to the German government Berlin also coupled its rejection with a declaration that if the American republics expected to obtain respect for the principles stated in Ihe Monroe doctrine ofl noninterference with affairs in the American continent by Euro pean nations they should likewise refrain from interference in the affairs of Europe The German note was made public together with an official comment on it bv Secretary of State Cordell Hull I feel that no useful purpose will be served at this time for this government to undertake to make any furtheierJfnmiiiiieation to the government of the German Veich on the subject matter of the com munication above stated Hull said fundamental questions in volved are entirely clear to all of the peoples and governments of the American republics and un doubtedly as well to the majority of governments and peoples in the rest of the world Hull contin The Monroe doctrine is solely a policy of selldefense which is intended to preserve the independ ence and integrity of the Ameri cas It was and is designed to prevent aggression in this hemi sphere on the part of any non American power and likewise to make impossible any further ex tension to this hemisphere of any nonAmerican system of govern ment imposed from without he said Axis Two Killed by Bomb at New ectivc from lance day visitors the bomb This picture made covered wiihTshec if thousands of panicstricken Another detective U being uted inlo alfamtm French Break With British flcet and make U greatest in tlie world The measure sailed through the house in less than two hours and was approved unanimously by the senate naval committee this week The house scliccluling minor legislation for Monday may call tllc senateapproved Hatch bill forbidding political au iivity by stale employes whose pay comes in whole or part from federal funds There was a possibility how ever that debale on this legis lation might be deferred until after the democratic convention because of ihe absence from Washington of many members House and senate action on President Kooscvclts expected re quest for an additional S5 000 000000 for defense is not antici pated until after the convention the excess profits tax legisla tion which thepresident has urged pjj t mepresident has urged nr H nomina is not expected to be ready for Of rlcniV L r flnni i ituuaiiuus nomina1 uui expected to be rcarlv fry tions of Henry L Ktimson for sccfloor consideration until Talc t of wnr and Col Frank SHIPS AT DOCKS German and Italian Warplanes Snipe at 2 British Naval Bases By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Great Britain kept powerful umis of the French fleet bottled up in Alexandria harbor Friday ready to attack at the first gesture of tile German domi nated French government broke off diplomatic relations with its old ally do not know what will happen or when the French will make decision British circles at Alexandria said We only know that no French ship shall ever leave Alexandria to surrender to the enemy It was clearly indicated that any French attempt to slip out of the harbor would result in a repetition of Thursdays AngloFrench naval action in the western Mediterran greatest sea battle of the New details of the sea clash at Oian French naval base in ilc 1 Mediterranean were disclosed in a trench communique The French battleship Brcl asne was blown up it said anil the battleships Dunkerque and Provence and the flotilla leader Mogador were set on fire by longransc British shelling Prime Minister Winston Church ill in his speech to the house of commons describing the battle NorthJowa Pair Drown Near Waukon Two North loivans were dead four North lowans in serious con dition and three others in the stale fatally injured Friday as the result of Fourth of July holidnv accidents Mr and Mrs Kenneth Scncfr both 21 drowned at a m Friday in the Mississippi river at Waukou Junction Riding on the front deck of a motor boat Mrs Seneff who could not swim grabbed at the light lost her balance and fell inlo the dark waters Her Imsbanti n good swimmer went to her rescue but both drowned Valiere Dundee Charles Pratt and Robert Stilhvell other memI hers of the boating party at tempted to rescue the Seneffs but their efforts were handicapped bv the complete darkness created when the boats light was carried into the river by Mrs Seneff DALADIER IS MISSING IS NAZI REPORT LONDON German conlroUerl Brussels radio in a broadcast heard here reported Friday that the 15363ton French liner Miissiliii which left Bor deaux foimer French Premier Edouard Daladier aboard was overdue and missin tllv UdtllU Thursday had said the fast new battleship Dunkcrquc or her sister ship escaped for secrclarv of the some use might be made of navalexpansiou bill to add 200 warships to the weather vies Fridays Thursday In Xiglil At g a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain in M 30 iniw mauler pan 01 the luxurious Gold Coast apart ment and from then on it WTn game ot hide and seek as Wirtz and other wedding guests gave numerous conflicting reports of the couple s plans Miss Hcnic wove a black silk msnnccked dress and a black hat with a highpointed crown that Save her an appearance of height I A luiac orchid adorned her left shoulder I lm slars sislcrinIan j Mrs Leif Home was tile briilcs maid and sims SIlj j I wreck Kelly part mvncr I Topping of While the British acted deci sively to prevent the French fleet from aiding Hitlers projected in i vasion the British Isles Ger man and Italian Thurs day sniped at two British naval bascs A Gcrmm raid on home naval base at Portland ri the southwest coast killed 11 civilians The nazi hish command also re ported that German Uboatf in n new outburst or undersea warI fare had sunk 86543 tons ot Britj isl merchant shipping while nazi speedboats torpedoed two armed British steamers totalling 12 100 tons and two other total Tjicbodics lltl not been recov ered rndny morning and dr1E Sing of the river continued Walsh 19 and his sis tir Fern Ualsh 38 both of Bris and Robert Kennedy Ir fwmglc were In the Hampton hospilal suffering from serious injuries received late Thursday night in an auto accident wo miles south of Bristow on high y j j The Walsh car was cnroute to from A1so when a car The broadcast said that for mer French minister of Educa tion Dcibos and former Mini ster of the InterimJMaudel also were aboard the ship The report added that they left trance intending to continue lrcnch resistance against Ger many in conjunction with former Premier Reynaud that the ship I sought unsuccessfully to cntcr scvcrnl ports and last was heard from still at SCT several days ago The newspaper Petit Dauphinois at Grenoble France reported on Tuly 2 that the Massilia had headed for Morocco bearing Dala dicr his son Jean Mandcl Dcibos a number of undersecretaries and prominent members of parlia ment He Flew Through the Not With the Greatest of Ease 1 ling20000 tons and German dive th 1 sank four 5000t th sank four 5000ton trans grand total of 138 94 tons Red army Iroors were re Ported arriving in Bessarabia the Rumanian province seized by Kussia last week strength ening the belief that Stalin is planning further demands on the intle Balkan kingdom Considerable mystery still clin driven by Paul H Knopf of verne crashed into the rear of the auto turning it over and carcen into a field and his sister suffered broken backs and Kennedy ic ccivcd severe facial injuries The three were riding in the car hit by he Knopf auto Knopf was not seriously injured Both cars were badly damaged Henry Kingery 3 year ola son of Mr and Mrs O H KinK cry farmer living 5 miles south west of Dummit was in llic Mamptoii hospila Friday suf fering internal injuries received when he was run over by a ear driven by his father The father did not sec his on while backing out the car Thus day and the wheel of the cir CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF SULLIVAN ACT Guns Map Picture of Hitler Found in Suspects Apartment NEW YORK sar Kroeger 38 described by policy as a former membeioC the GermanAmerican bund was arrested on charges of violatingthe Sullivan anii firearms law Friday by de tectives investigating the bomb explosion which Idllett two detectives at the Worlds fair The detectives reported finding a loaded 32csiliber pistol and an unloaded S calibcr pistol both of Ger man makein his apart ment They also found they said a huge map of the world bearing uhrlk and pin markings on Die wall and a portrait of AdolC Hitler Kroeger was born in Germain police said but had been living in this country Cor 17 years Stirred into drastic action by New York Citys third bomb ingin two weeks Police Com missioner Lewis J Valentine luii ordered his entire depart ment to concentrate on the case Protesting agitators were hauled down from soap boxes in Columbus circle the red ren dezvous and rushed to police headquarters Others were seized in downtown haunts stillothers were ro ut ed from Mayor Fiorello H fcaGuardia declared there will be a most thorough investigation and there wont be any letup Two of those injured were in critical condition Friday The bomb a and disguised as a portable radio was intended to destroy the British pavilion Put on the nlert by a mysterious telephone call Tuesday that the place is going to be blown up a pavilion employe noticed the small bag in the fan room Thursday afternoon took it to a deserted spot about 150 yards from the Polish pavilion and no tified authorities An hour and n halt later the bomb exploded as members of the bomb squad prycd cautiously into the bag The blast was so terrific that hats strips if clothing and frag ments of bodies were hurlcil lliroiiffii the air over a 50foot radius It dun a hole five feet wide and four feel deep broke windows in the Polish pavilion and ore up a section of hcavv wire fence Josephine Chcmicl salesgirl in the Polish building said it was a terrible explosion I saw three men lying on the ground and two more were trying to crawl aivav Tiicy were holding their faces One tried to up Oh it was horrible I had to loot Those killed Thursday were Detectives Joseph J Lvncli 33 and Ferdinand A Socha 15 So cha was supposed to be off duty Thursday but Lynch telephoned and asked for his aid on a job at the Less than an hour later both were dead Critically injured were Detec tives William 1 Kcderer 36 corn pound fracture of both legs mul tiple abrasions and burns of face and hands and Joseph Gallagher compound fractures of both less possible skull fracture mul tiple abrasions and burns KDOUARD DAIADJER Fate Unknown he was riding struck a hoise near National Iowa HURT 1C childs stomach At Lake Comar two miles south of Storm City 14 year old Don Macfecy drowned exactly five years after his father was 1 drowning victim in the DCS Moincs Vrvev was the son of Mrs Crlen Mackey of Story City Fn a Cedar Rapids jaloppy derby i jidC 25 GUARD IRAQS OIL SUPPLIES Steps Taken So Axis Will Not Gel Control of Valuable Wells LONDON 0V Authoritative L circles said Friday that action was taken thiee weeks ago to prevent jthc valuable oil supplies in the I Umdbcrg crashed into the end of a concrete culvert 2 miles north of Shellrock late Thursday night The impact tore off the front axel and the iivi 1LU1II ins into German or Italian hands It was said here that the pas sage of oil through the pipeline rrumrvfttrtrr nil ver suffered u broken nose tl i ii i vui i id t was killed when car Vowe Undcr ;