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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NfWSTAKR THAT MAKCS AU NORTH IOWANS NII6HMKV MASON CITY THE MIGHT SrOf jd MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE is 1940 TKW PAPCR CONSISTS OT TWO SECTIONS NO 214 FIGHT TO END FRW 250 FEET Gpes nto Spin 3 in Family of 5 Victims in Trafe By PAVE KAUFMAN GlobeGazette State Editor aero nautics authorities arrived hereFriday to combine with Butler county officers in the investigation of an airplane crash which killed five North rowans Wednesday night northeast of Aredale in the most disastrous an tragedy in the state since five lowans lost their lives in a crashat St Ansgar on July 41934 Two brothers their mother a young girl and a young man frpm this vicinity1 were the ol the crash Questioned for an opinion as the cause of the tragedy Lester D Orcnlt federal in spector for the civil aeronau tics antherity refused to com ment remarking merely We tit jost fact finders I have BOtUar to saj at the time fcc pectetT to urhro at the scene Cheater Barnett and owner of plane Mrs Clarence Barnett mother Chester Clark Barnett brother of pilot Miss MayBelle Vane 19 of Dumont i employe at the Bar nett home Carl Pfaltzgraff 32 of Hamp ton formerly of Dumont Butler County Coroner Br R A James of Allison said that ac cording to eyewitnesses the plane stalled about 250 feet in the air fell off into a spin and plunged to the ground Pilot Barnett evi dently gunned his motor trying to regain flying speed but lacked al titude to pull out ofthe spin Cor oner James stated The planewas built to carry four passengers including the pilot Five persons were in it at the time ofthe crash and it is believed that this f actor con tributed to the cause Barnett had purchased the planefrom John Hauptmann of Wesley last month Pilot Bennett had a students permit to fly which does not per mit carrying passengers His fam ilysaid he had flown more than 50hours but was not accustomed to the new plane Clarence Barnett father of the pilot said Chester heid a student pilots license Federal regula lions prohibit student pilots from carrying passengers even without pay Officials Air ways at Waterloo expressed opinion that the Stinsok passenger cabin plane may have been overloadedby UK fifth pas aencer and thrown out of balance The five victims were killed in stantly by the crash Coroner James said almost every bone in their bodies was broken The mangled bodies were taken to the Whitaker funeral home Rites were tentatively set for the three members of the Barnett family for Friday at Aredale The plane a highwing Stinson monoplane equipped with a 225 horsepower Lycoming motor plunged to the earth on the Wii bur Zimmerman farm adjoining the BarneU farm 1 mile north and 2 miles cast of Aredale The plane was heading for the home pasture the accident oc curred Clarence Burnett father the pilot saw the entire crash He had planned to ride with his son but stepped asMe at the last minute to Pfaltzcraff an acquaintance to The tracedT left only two survivors lu the Barnett family the father Mrs Ben Slubbe of Bristow Henry Kmll farmer living l mile north of the scene saw the plane crash as it was headed homeward He said he heard the motor of the plane Quit The engine was buried in the ground and only about a too of I Crash Red Envoy Returns to Rome Post ROME Belgian arid Netherlands diplomats pre pared Thursday to leave Rome possibly the signal of a breach of relations with Italy as the so viet Russian ambassador returned to his post an indication oE im provement in relations between Italy and Russia Italian fovrrnmtnt circles re frained from saying whether the departure of the Batch and Norwegian ministers and their staffs and the Belgian ambassa dor and his aides would be the equivalent of a severance of diplomatic relations with Italy now a war partner of Germany The Belgian Dutch and Nether lands governments represented by thesemen were sent anto refuge by German invasions At the same time the soviet Russian ambassador Nikolai Gor elchin returned to Home after an absence of six months No Italian authority received Gorekhin on his arrival and he had yet to present his creden tials The Netherlands and Norwegian ministers and their staffs were scheduled to leave Rome Thurs day for Switzerland an authori tative source announced while the Belgian ambassador is ex pected to depart at the end of the week The Some radio announced that the minister from Ireland had in formed Foreign Minister Count Galeaz2o Ciano that in event at Italian entrance into the war Eire would maintain absolute neutrality this reported assuranceDemise or after MRS CLARENCE BARNETT the propellor was visible above the ground A hat pilots cap and two shoes not mates were left in the debris Thursday The wreckage attracted hundreds of persons from the surrounding countryside Pfaltzgraff wasprice well known as a song writer and some of his works weie punishedand used over the air I Surviving Pfaltzgraff are his sisters MrsFlorence Tfolte and Mrs Gus Stock ofDumoht and Mrs Dave Lupkes of Ackley vicinity brothers the Rev Fred of Le Mars the Rev Phillip of Hubbard Al of Manly and Henry and Ed ofDumont On addition to her husband and daughter Mrs Barnett is survived by brothersCharlesW Zimmer man Fred R Zimmerman Wi bert Zimmerman all of Dumont and sisters Mrs Will Mahlstadt of Mason City Mrs Neil Hart graves of Dougherty and Mrs Will Hall of Aredale Miss Vane was bom in Dumont and was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jock H Vane She was grad uated from the Dumont high school in 1939 Surviving are heV stepfather Olliver Stubby her mother two brothers Newtbn Lee and Joe sis ter June half sister Gertrude Stubbe A halfbrother Dean Stubbe died Sept 26 1937 Her father a World war veteran died in 1934 She was a member of the United Brethren Sunday school and attended Christian En deavor Japan Protests Aid Given to ChineseChief HONGKONG Japa nese army in south China Thurs day issued a statement saying it was not able to condone aid given hiang KaiShek by authorities of IndoChina who arc unable to take cdgnizance ofithe new state of Asia CARL PFALTZGRAFF MAY BELLE VANF Mexico Objects to German Press Attache MEXICO CITY ficial sources said Thursday that Arthur Dietrichpress attache to the German legation was about to be declared persona non grata because of his propaganda activi tives It was understood that Mexico would inform the German legation here of Dietrichs unde Sirability and would ask that he be either recalled or dismissed If he were dismissed he would be stripped of diplomatic activity and subject to deportation Albert Lea Population Shows Gain of 2024 MANKATO Minn M Hegan second district census chief said Thursday that he ol ficial count gave Albert Lea a population of 12193 s gain of 044 since the 1930 census Canada Is Preparing to Receive Thousands of Refugee Children TORONTO Ont rations for receiving refugee chil dren neared completion Thursday Dr Gordon Jackson medical of ficer told the board of health last night that he had received orders to be ready to assist in looking after hundreds of French Bel gian Dutch and English refugee children Civic officials were warned that they might have only 36 hours ad vance warning of the arrival of children from war areas They were told that the children would arrive in groups of 300 or 400 NO COMMENT OX WAR CORDOBA Argentina Tr ministry of interior Thursday foroade teachers and students of Cordoba province to comment on the European situation or to criti cize the republican institutions ot Argentina was not clear The fact that Italy goes on sum mer timestarting Friday at mid night will spare the population an hour of blackout each day Aside from the scant news of the allied air raid Thursday on Turin and the appointment of General Xlhaldo Soddu as vice chief of the general staff of the armed forces under Marshal Metro Badoglio there was little word of the war now three days old for Italy Soddu has been undersecretary for war Fourteen persons were killed and 39 injuredin the aiv attack on the northwestern Italian indus trial center Lieutenant Achille S t a r a c c chief of staff of the fascist militia was placed under Marshal Ba doglio Proclamation by King Vittorio Emanuele to all the peoples of his empire calling on them to enter wholeheartedly into the struggle which Italy now is waging for the cause of justice and her own independence was broadcast by the Rome radio Laying of a wide new mine belt intended to box in the Malta naval base from all sea traffic was an nounced Wednesday night Inside the mined area is Italys Little Malta the fortified island base of Pantelleria which lies roughly half way across the 100mile stretch of sea between the toe of the Italian French African Tunisia The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy slightl wanner northcentral and ex treme west Thursday night Fri day partly cloudy arid warmer Possibly a few scattered show ers southeast and extreme southcentral MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scattered showers northwest portion Thursday night and northcentral and northeast por tions Friday warmer and extreme west portions except near Lake Superior Thursday night warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 69 Minimum Wednesday night 51 At 8 a m Thursday 72 The highest temperature re corded Wednesday 69 was not the highest in the 24 hour period ending at a m Thursday for chilly Wednesday was followed by rapidly rising temperatures early Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum BR Minimum 47 Rain GERMANS THINK FALL OF PARIS DRAWING NEAR Main Objective Is Destruction of All of French Forces BERLIN military quarters said Thursday night that the fall of Paris was drawing near German troops it was are now on three sides of the city Military sources and neutral quarters arreed that a stepby step defense might delay the fall of the French capital bat it was not believed here that the Ger man onslaught could be checked Authorized military quarters saidthey had not yet been offi cially informed that Paris had been declared an open city but said such a declaration was wel comed here The great German objective it was said by military quarters Thursday night is the destruction of the remaining French armies The taking of Paris is a secondary consideration it was said The French were described as greatly weakened by the heavy losses of motorized and armored equipment and the Germans now have a three to one superiority in manpower on the fighting front That great German superiority it was said will be hurled with utmost force against the remnants of the French army after Paris is taken or the battle skirts arounc the French capital Military quarters scouted the theFrench mirtt be able to fan back m or der and maintain a continuous front while retreating to the south in an action similar o that of the Spanish loyalists 7 They said that the Germans were pushing ahead too rapidly to allow the French to retreat inor derly fashion The German drive is continuing 10 push ahead they said except in the region of the Argonne where stiffer resistance has been en countered Some newspapers hint ed that the next step will be the entry of Spain into the war on the side of the axis The nazi juggcrnut struck heavily far to the east of the French capital Thursday and the high command reported the cap ture of Chalons sur Marne in a move apparently threatening di rectly the French Maginot line from the rear The strong German gesture in the direction of the Maginot de fensesfollowed reported heavy cannonading at the extremity of the Maginot line near the Swiss border Chalons sur Marnc is about 125 miles east of Paris and almost di rectly south of the western end of the Maginot fortifications The high command reported that the Marne farthest point of penetration by Kaiser Wjlhelms a r m i e been crossed in several places from Chalons toward Paris carrying the Germans farther south than they ever reached in the World war Thepicture of Paris facing the fate of Warsaw and Rotterdam was drawn again by authorized sources Some German sources said the fate of Paris mostly likely would be decided within the next hours French Claim Defense Lines Are Holding PARIS he defense line n the battle for France is hold ng a military spokesman de ilared under he heavy strain of new German divisions which have been com bined with the old to make a total f 120 1800000 men tnving to crush the French The spokesman said that while the French would con tinue the defense around Paris a fivemile gain by counterattack was reported would not defend the city Itself ah BRITISH PUDGE MASSIVE HELP AGAINST NAZIS Allies Face Desperate Crisis Siege Nilrows Around City of Paris Compiled From Cable Reports The French council of min isters m e e ti n g Thursday night in Tours mapped plans for continuation of the war receiving a British after of total war The French have no intention of fighting in Paris itself The French acKnowledged of a German bridgehead on the south bank of the Marne near Chateau Thierry about 45 miles east northeast of Paris German drive apparently aimed at capture of Le Havre strategic port about 110 miles northwest of Paris at the mouth of the Seine The nazis there were said to be moving toward the coast by way of Caudebec about 25 miles east of Le Havre loss of Reims already claimed by the Reims about 80miles northeast Paris was said to have been exposed to the flanking attacks of a whole mechanized army corps Thursday tanks and armored cars were re ported to have crashed headon intoReims forcing the French to retire he was going to meaning tion of the French forces now battling with some British sup port a German drive across northern France into which 12t nazi divisions or about 1800000 men had been thrown The French counterattack in the Beaumont region was re ported to have thrust German besiegers back five miles from the northern outskirts of the city Beaumont is 20 miles from the center of the capital and only 12 from the northern sub urb of St Denis That however apparently failed to halt the steady German encirclement of Paris Dewey Forces Oust Simpson From N Y Cbmmitteeman Post WASHINGTON UR C a m paigns of District Attorney Thom as E Dewey and Wendell L Wiil kie for republican presidential nomination are moving Thursday under the impulse of good pre convention breaks Dewey forces ousted Kenneth U Simpson as New York repub lican national committeeman in a showdown fight in which defeat would have darkly clouded the district attorneys prospects Simp son is leader of the stopDewey movement Willkie sprinted into second place in a national poll of G O P presidential sentiment In a Na tional Press club speaking appear ance here he placed before scores of political writers a program de signed to offset charges that he would be merely a big business candidate if he got the nomina jon massive aid it was stated authoritatively Meanwhile the allied powers faced the most des perate military crisis of the war with demands for the muster of every man and every gun in a fight to the bitter end against Adolf Hitlers advancing armies The French council did not issue a communique regard ing its decisions but it was stated that there now no question of abandoning the fight as a result of the TBrit ish pledge In France a military s p o k e s m a n described the plight of the allied fighting doggedly a gainst overwhelming m a n re extremely critical and military activities were ended within Paris inari fort toprevent destruction of the capital if the French are forced to fall back south of the city German sources reported that the fall of Pans was imminent and said that an other blow to the allies had been struck in Turkey with the signing of a new Ger m a n Turkish commercial accord Whether the new accord meant that Turkey was slip ping away from the allies was uncertain but London ad mitted that it was an un fortunate development The French still dounterai lacked as they fell back before the crushing German offensive surg ng closer to the suburbs of the capital and pounding forward on Joth flanks There no longer seemed o be anydoubt that the peak of the mighty German offensive had now yassed beyond the stage of a fight or Paris and had become a battle for France Nor was there yet any definite sign that the Germans were exhausting their power At London the press anil pub lic raised a demand lor an all oat war In which a broomstick army such as np in the World war would be created to train men for service as rapidly equipment can oe turned wit Such drastic measures seemed necessary on the basis of the Ger ;