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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOLXLVI HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PHKS3 LTASED THE NIWSPAPK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS Nf IGHIORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT THIS CONSISTS Belgium Protests After Nazi Bomber TOIC BELGIAN PILOT DIES IN CLASH INLUXEMBOURG Heavily Armed German Craft Opens Fire on Three Neutral Ships BRUSSELS Belgian pursuit planes were shot down Saturday and the pilot of one killed and the other seriously wounded in a clash over Belgium with a German bomber The incident the first of its kind in the European war brought a qnick protest by the Belgian government against a grave violation of Belgian neu trality and an act of arrres sion In unrelated accidents three other Belgian planes crashed anc one pilot was killed The official Belgian version of the battle said three Belgian planes encountered a large Dom ier bomber over Saint Hubert in Belgiums Luxembourg province The Belgians surrounded the heavily armed German craft which suddenly opened fire One Belgian pilot was bit sev eral times and another lost con trol The squadron leader SubLieu tenant Bernard was shot down and killed His plane crashed near the village of Hermroulle Luxembourg province Belgiums foreign minister Spaak in an inter view with theGerman ambas sador Vicco Karl yon Buelow Schwante energetically protested against a grave violation of Bel gian neutrality and an act of ag gression by a German aviator said an official announcement SLEETlVERS PART OF IOWA Public Warned to Stay Off Highways at Several Points DES MOINES ram in nearfreezing temperatures laid a sleet blanket over southern and central Iowa Saturday morn ing that made highway travel treacherous The highway patrol warned the public to stay off highways in and northeastern central east Iowa Northcentral southwest and southcentral highways were sleet covered and very slippery the patrol said with very slippery conditions in parts of the south eastern section Only in northwestern Iowa were highways normal the patrol said At Marshalltown sleet and rain combined to make roads and streets like glass while highways and streets in Des Moines were icecovered except where constant traffic had worn through the film The weather bureau reported that rainfall was general over Ihe southern and central sections of Iowa and was spreading north ward Saturday morning Largest amount was 76 of an inch at Omaha ranging down to 02 of an inch at Davenport and a trace at Dubuquc Temperatures remained about eight degrees above normal with very little change expected over intermittent em ram or snow south and eas Saturday night and extreme cast Sunday no decided change temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudv U VUr mnrtl 1 the weekend The mercury ranged St C Irom a hign of 41 degrees at Mount Ayr Friday to a low of degrees at Iowa Falls and Charles Tank Brigade of Red Forces Is Annihilated By EDWARD W BEATTIE JR HELSINKI troop northeast of Lake Ladoga hav annihilated the 34th Moscow tan brigade killing 2050 Russians a official communique announce Saturday night The Finns admitted that they had made slight withdrawals in front of Viipuri Viborg but they said that main Russian at tacks there had been repulsed There were local attacks Friday between the Bay of Viipuri and Vuoksi which were repulsed with heavy losses for the Kus sians at Nuoraa Nuoraa is five miles south o Viipuri Slight Finnish withdraw als occurred near Sainio Perojoki and in the district near the Hein joki railway station The tank brigade had advance from its base by way of Uomaa t the support of the 13th division recently destroyed by the Finns Jut its main forces were sur rounded the communique said Afterdestroying the 18th divi sion the Finns attached the sur rounded tank brigade and com pleted its annihilation Friday the communique continued The Finns said they stormed the surrounded Russians on Fcb 9 and completed mopping un erations Friday Russian losses in the battle in cluded Brigade Commander Sondratiev of the Moscow tank and General Kondras commander of the 18th di a and his staff the Finns Kondrascheff and his nen toctjicrvtanlc or shelter when the 18th division vas stormed The communique said that ab of the defeats inflicted on he 18tn division and the 34th tank brigade the Finnish me northeast of Lake Ladoga ias been restored to Uomaa on the Uuhsjoki it was vhen the war began This does not mean that the Russians were pushed over the because in conformance with Finnish stratejty the front line at the start of the war was Jiot on the frontier The Finns said that after the ighting northeast of Lake La oga oooty thus far counted in luded 105 tanks 12 armored cars ix cannon six fourbarreled ntiaircraft machine guns 200 rucks 28 automobiles 25 truck oads of munitions and large uantities of infantry supplies Enemy attacks of Taipale on the tarehan isthmus were repulsed IE Finns said Eight tanks were estroycd in Taipale lighting Jiey added The Finnish air force was re orted by the Finns to have ombed Russian railway lines op rating from Leningrad to the Carehan isthmus front The the Finns mai me rinnj also bombed one Russian airfield IOWA ARCHITECT DIES DUBUQUE J Heer iG architect who designed many hospitals churches and colleges m the midwest during the last 54 years died Friday night at his home ierc Six Months of War Leaves Marks on Europe i 1 i Downs 2PlaneS 3 AfHENIA SINKS 112 LOSE LIVES INLAND Oct 14 IRITAIN REVEALS LOSS OF ROYAL OAK Feb 17 BRITISH RESCUE ALTMARK PRISONERS 5 19W HOREBEUSHA LEAVES CABINET Norlh Sea Dec 18 GERMAN AND BRITISH PLANES CLASH IN FIRST f ICHT OF WAR t 2426 WESTERN FRONT ACTIVE AS ALLIES SEEK TO RELIEVE ON POLES SMI 17 RUSSIAN ARMIES INVADE POLAND HITLER ESCAPES CELLAR BLAST Nazi Air Raiders Are Repulsed British Aviators Fly Over Naziland The Weather FORECAST City 2 Nazi Detachments Dispersed by French PARIS UP artillery dispersed two German detach ments which tried to penetrate French advance lines in the Lauter sector and west of the Vosges mountains a military informant said Saturday Bad weather limit ed patrol operations in most sec tors The high command communique reported qniet night JVEtVSPAPERMAtf COUNCIL BLUFFS neral services were held Saturday for Preston H Clark 73 former business manager of the Council Bluffs Ixonpareil who died Fri day of heart disease g snow extreme cast balmday nighl Sunday Sener IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday 25 Year ago Maximum Minimum WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out Great most Jy snow beginning of week and again about middle tempera tures above normal Upper Mississippi valley and northern great plainsgencrally fan beginning and toward end of K precipitation mostly rain NAZI ATTACKER S DRIVEN OFF Scouting Planes Over Germany Draw Fire of Berlin AntiAircraft LONDON German air raiders swooping low over the forth Sea struck anew at Bri ams shipping lanes Saturday as ntish scouting planes returned o their bases after reconnaissance ights over Berlin and nortlnves Germany Two of the nazi raiders which appeared off the Scottish coast were driven out to sea by Royal Air Force fighters as the sounds of heavy gunfire rolled inland The crew of a steamer whicl reached a British port said the ship hsd been bombed and machinegunned by a nazi plane which was driven off by a war vessel before British planes reached the scene The scouting planes which flew over Germany for the seventh successive night re Ported they had drawn anti aircraft fire at Berlin but the air ministry declared tliat the lire was wide of the mark and no evasive action by the bombers was necessary Thousands of leaflets were scattered over the Berlin area the communique added and parn cnute flares were dropped to drive home the fact that our air craft were once again over the capital of the reich It was the sixth flight lie Bri tish have reported making over oerim in the six months since war started and the first time this week that wideranging Royal Air Force scouts have drawn the fire of nazi antiajr The communique said ine British scouts reconnoitered important towns in northwest Germany and kept watch on seaplane bases at Borkum Nor dany and Sylt The returning pilots reported neir appearance over Berlin caused intense as pale blue searchlights stabbed the darkness in a vain effort to spot he cnemv LOOK INSIDE FOR Iowa General Plans to Leave Service Tuesday PAGE 2 Favorite Teams Move Into Court Windups PAGE n AAA Aids Income Rise 14 Per Cent PAGE 8 Report Air Activity Near Nazi Air Base on Island of Sylt ESBJERG Denmark activity was observed early Satur day in the vicinity of the German air base on the island of Sylt It was impossible because of darkness to determine the nation ality or number of planes involved d it was uncertain whether jcrman planes were maneuvering r British planes were attacking Shooting was heard but this ouid have been German target iracticc By The Associated Press i 11 e r gives Welles German case for domination of central GU Iope other concessions claim now successes C o r German warplano attacks off British coast fight on edge of Viipuri New mer chantman sought after re porting submarine attack off Puerto Rico German freighter scuttled raiders continue North s c a shin ping attacks royal air force flyers again scout Berlin 30 Young Musicians Play at Music Hail to District Tryouts Approximately 30 young men and women musicians Saturday afternoon competed in the district auditions for the all American youth orchestra at the Wagner music hall in Mason City Those competing for the super ior rating whicii will send them to the state tryouts at Des Moines next Saturday come from 15 rxorth Iowa counties Approxi mately 10 Cerro Gordo county young people were among those competing The young people who win su perior ratings here and nt DCS Moines will be sent to iWimtcapo is in May to compete in the final tryouls for places in the 109 piece youth orchestra which will make i sood will tour to Central and bouth America this summer un der the conductorship of Leopold Stokowski OTTUMWA MAN ADMITS MURDER Coroners Inquest in Beer Tavern Shooting Planned at Fairfield FAIRFIELD Z Wil ot has ad minecl the fatal shooting of El mon Barter 32 during an argu ment at a beer tavern about a wo man County Atty George Van Nostrand said Saturday inquest was to be vhili f dT lhe shooting vluch took place early Friday V Van Nostrand said a final de cision on the charge to be filed against Williams would be made after the mquest He indicated i probably would be second degree Barter a laborer living near ockport died of wounr cted at close range with voHer V Nostrand said that Wil JdmVttinf asserting that it took place 1 an argument between Hartcr concerning Mabel Shelton Murdy 38 of had acco WUliams to the tavern held WnS qucstioncd but was not Earl K Long Fails in Effort to Call Legislative Session EBAXor1ROUGE WGOV K Longs second effort to hlihvee ecial session of njs hitherto obedient legislature failed Saturday when the legislators in open revolt against the repudiated state machine failed to report a quorum in the senate Only n of 39 senators were present at roll call nearly an hour meet had to Senators immediately left chamber and Coleman Lindsay president said there can be no session because there is no quo JUm Iowa Farmer Is Killed by His Neighbor fi am ls 46 Appanoose county farm er living near I conium Iowa died St Josephs hospital here at p m Friday night of a shot gun wound in the abdomen County Attorney Charles M Johnson said that Martin Wailes 72 a neighbor of the slain man has signed a statement admitting Wailes is being held m here and the county attorney said he has not yet prepared charges against him Johnson gave this account of the shooting as related to him by Wailes and investigating officers teals and Wailes had been quarreling for several months over a horse trade and gun deal B nday they had called at the Tom Hampton home four miles south of Icomum and had left together riding north in a team drawn Wagon At lhe home where Wailes was in the habit of cct ting his mail he left the wagon In the meantime a heated argu ment had taken place and Seals by Wailes o have said that he was going to get down from the wagon and whip Jiin The elder man said that he would use a shotgun which he was carrying if Seals started toward was said to have climbed down from the wagon to ward his companion Wailes fired and the full charge entered Seals abdomen He died a few hours Wailes then went back to the Hampton home where he was later arastfd by Sheriff Jack Bailey and Constable Brady Talbot He was sifting wiffiffie shotgun across taken and also had Nazis MachineGun Italian Ship Mira LONDON WjThe 2277fon Italian steamship Mira reported it had been bombed and machine gunned by a German plane in the WTiving The bombs fell harmlessly near vhShip the dcck Wis with machinegun fire but none was injured were held Saturday tor Mrs Ola Andresen mother of Representative August H Andre sen Mrs Andresen died here at the age of 82 Her son was at her bedside FUEHRER TELLS WELLES NAZIS WANT COLONIES German Leader States British Must Give Up Control of Gibraltar r BERLIN Germany will lightuntil Britain and France recognize a German M o n r o e doctrine lor central Europe and restore her warlost colonies This was described V sources who know Adolf Hitlers mind as the burden of the message he delivered Sahirday to President Cmissary Simmer Another point inthe message given by the fuehrer to the Ameri undersecretary stale in their 94minute conference in the chancellery understood to be Terms of Germon Peace Enumerated By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Adolf Hitler outlined to Sum ncr Welles Saturday four items as his price for peace Persons who know Hitlers mind said the Fuehrer told rrtsident Roosevelts factfinder Germany would fight until 1 She had unchallenged po litical supremacy over Bohemia Moravia Slovakia Poland and Huneary what he has called Germanys living space in cen tral Europe 2 Great Britain had ffiven up stranglehold control of routes to raw materials which would mean Gibraltar and the Suez canal 3permanys colonies lott in the World war had beet re turned 4 Great promised not to stir UB Uw Bal kans and Scandinavia that England must renounce her stranglehold control of the strat terial WMltIs raw raa Germans price of peace accord ing to this version ot Hitlers dec aration includes permanent poli tical domination over Bohemia Moravia Slovakia Poland and Hungary giving the reich a solid alock of about 130000000 popula Hitlcr was said to have argued that disarmament must begin by Englands relinquishing military control of Gibraltar the Suez canal and other strategic points held in the midst of nonBritish territories Improvement GermanAmeri can relations was also declared to be desirable according to this ver sion of Hitters talk but to be im possible so long as Washington dc ;