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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FOU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 26 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OfE NO 146 BARLOW TESTS NEW BOMBS POWER Refunds From U S Possible By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON you have an incometaxpayment hangover be of good cheer You may get some ot it back with in terest About 160000 persons and com panies got around in taxes and interest back from the government last year and you may be one of the lucky ones this time If the governments got some of your money it doesnt deserve dont worry about it either be cause the internal revenue de partment is paying about the best interest in the country per cent Where in these parlous times can you invest money with a company or bank as safe as the United States treasury and get a return like that However that story about Wall Streeters making intentional er rors on their returns just to get their money invested with the government at 6 per cent when U S treasury notes are only pay ing around IVper cent and long term bonds only 2 to 3 per cent is all hooey No Investment In the first place any person who would be willing to risk noi getting his back for a measiy 6 per cent would be too dumb to have enough money to pay an income tax Tax refunds come out of tax hearings or the discoveries of in ternal revenue checkers And when the checkers discover that something has to be paid back or hearings are scheduled on pro tested payments you can bet at any odds you can get that the tax returnof the person involved is Dae with a fine tooth comb Vote Floyd County Courthouse 71 PER CENT OF VOTERS FAVOR ISSUE New Structure to Be Erected on Site of Present Building CHARLES vote on a bond issue of 5240000 to build and furnish a new courthouse and jail carried in Floyd county by 71 per cent Monday The vote was not heavy throughout the county Charles City voted 1335 in favor and 191 against the proposition Total vote in the county was 2223 for and 921 against It is planned to build the new courthouse on the site of the pres ent building which is dangerous on account of the spreading walls sagging floors and other faulty condition Pleasant Grove Scott Ulster and Union townships did not favor the courthouse issue At Nora Springs 159 voted for the court house 123 against it Women Lose Out at Central City CENTRAL CITY The women fared badly in the town Wife Coaxed Marine Mate to Desert Then Reported Scrutiny Tjncie Sam will discover the fellow didnt pay all the tax he should have In the second place any bare faced padding on an income tax return might have an amazing re percussion It might land the pad der in the jailhouse Paying the government too much money is a crime if its done with intent to take advantage of those generous interest rates And the gentle man of internal revenue could prove it the padder would do a penitentiary stretch if 88 Cents Started It If however you have any good reason to think that the internal revenue department has collected income tax from you unjustly take a lesson from James J Sweeney Mr Sweeney is a jovial Irish man from Boston Mixed in with Mr Sweeneys fighting Irish blood are some tenacious English cor puscles The inspiration of Bunk er hill as he puts it has kept that blood racing at goodly speed ever since Mr Sweeney can remember Several years ago Mr Sweeney came to Washington to become as sistant to the attorney general In 1938 the District of Columbia as sessor who is one ot Uncle Sams assessors too you know took a look at the record and assessed Mr Sweeney 88 cents for the time hed been here Mr Sweeney went to the assessors office and pro tested that he was n resident of Boston not Washington A subor dinate there told Mr Sucency Persons who dont like our laws dont have to stay here That was a mistake Perhaps he was misled by the smile on Mr Sweeneys Irish map Not only did Mr Sweeney burn the young man up with words that would have eaten through as bestos but Mr Sweeney went into action He got himself an lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client he says Mr Sweeney Wins The other day Mr Sweeneys two year fight came to an end with a knockout And it was not Mr Sweeney on the floor The United States Court of Appeals held that a government employe residing in Washington but dom iciled elsewhere is not subject to the districts levy on intangibles That not only gave Mr Sweeney his 88 cents back but set n prece dent for about 23000 other gov election hereMonday but their candidacies more than doubled the usual vote with 340 ballots cast Harry Davis was elected to the council with ICO votes while his wife failed to make the grade re ceiving only 29 Mrs Perry Mills also lost in her race for the council receiving jars Leo Davos was on the ticket opposing her husband for assessor she was not an active candidate having announced her withdrawal but too late to bave her name removed She got S votes to her husbands 282 An allwoman ticket was filed during the campaign but most of them withdrew before the filing period closed DES MOINES There will be four new faces around the city council table in loivas capital city after April 1 as a result of the city election balloting Mayor Mark Conkling who was named by council action to fill a vacancy less than two years ago was elected by u majority of nearly two to one but the other two incumbents who sought re election got the cold shouldev from the voters i t mayoralty vote here was but the out come was just the opposite of two years ago In Mondays voting John L Ward was elected mayor over incumbent Frank Willmer ing by n margin of 10 votes Two years ago Willmering defeated Ward for the post by a margin of 13G vote made virtually a clean sweep ot the city offices here Records Reveal Strange Incidents in Kansas City Family Circle Editors Note This story is taken from the records of the V S marine corps Only the names are fictitious KANSAS CITY A Elmer Dowdy was 19 Everything looked rosy He had a job on a hucksters wagon in the north side He loved Bella Ann who was 17 He thought of her as a sweet little thing despite her 140 pounds Sometimes she lapsed into baby talk Elmer thought that meant innocence They were married But things got tough Elmer lost his job Bella Ann dropped her baby talk What the hell Im hungry Elmer talked to his Ma who had divorced Pn and married a cook Ma was no help so Elmer went to Pa Join the marines Pa sug gested They feed you well I will certify that you are single Bella Aim heartily approved after Elmer promised hed send her his pay every month Bella Ann wrote punctiliously before every pay day Oor Itty bitsy pie misses oo xxx dont forget the check didnt But one day miss ing Bella Ann more than usual he stuck the check in his pocket hopped a freight and came home Bella Ann was surprised and so was Ma Then in walked the marine They dropped a re mark about it being worth to anyone who informed on a deserter A strange gleam came into Bella Anns eyes Into Mas lob Elmer spent some time in the brig but hed no more than got out until he got a letter from Bella Ann Oor itty bitsy pie is knitting oo know what wif her own itty hands Why dont you desert El mer You ought to be by my side in this emergency One from ma loo I sure wouldnt stay with them ole marines Come home and get a new flat and they wont find Elmer replied Nuts to the ma nnes If its a boy will cal him Elmer Junior and hoppec another freight Bella Ann locked him in a back room Ula and Bella Ann lived in the same block Out they popped a almost the same minute early nex morning Bella Ann was fatter bu she was younger She led for sev eral blocks Then her mainlau caught her on a downgrade Bu that last block to the recruiting office was upgrade and youth tri umphed Bella Ann burst in on the ma rines If I have a deserter locked in my room Wheres that S50 Ma stormed in breathless I oughta get half T A Harvey incumbent nsj rWhcn thc burst in 01 scssor was thc only one of the calmly advised democratic city administration to retain his post He defeated Mar tin Bretthauer 9SO to 773 Republican William F Lueck defeated Democrat Lawrence Ser voss for mayor 1194 to G15 Other republicans elected were H L Fitch Stanley Hood Floyd Thompson Lester Wilicy and John Rusterholz councilmen Henry Qualhcim treasurer and Mrs Paul Stafford parks commis SIOUX Mayor David F Locpp was reelected defeating Frank A Gsle 135GO to 12094 The balloting climaxed a hotly fought election campaign since the primary two weeks ago in which Loepp received G591 votes to 9561 by Gale The latter form erly was manager of Swift and companys packing plant here CEDAR RAPIDS A S5V 000 bond issue for the construc tion of a municipal swimming poo was voted in the city election here For the project sponsored by the young mens bureau of the Chamber of Commerce lie total unofficial count was 5089 in crnment employes Mr Sweeney says that even if 1 favor ant 2823 against it had cost him thc 51500 or so that it would have a layman il would have been worth every cent ot it So if youre mad at the internal revenue department you can prove they and aint think done CLINTON F Pape republican and the entire repub lican ticket were swept into of fice in Mondays municipal elec tion Papc who had defeated R Howes republican veteran Never trust a woman She evei lied about thc baby Bella Ann went south with the S50 and a taxi driver The marines let Elmer see pa before hustling him back to the brig Pa he said dont join tli marines if youre married It against the regulations Elmer said his learnin pa DECLARE SIEGE FOR BOLIVIA Officials Report Early Morning Revolt Put Down by Government LA PAZ Bolivia Bo livian government Tuesday dc dared a nationwide state of siege n form of martial law after an cnrly morning revolt by a regi mcnt of fusilcers had been pu down ns thc rebels were march in on the government palace The government said that mili tary forces under General An tenor Ichazo chief of the army general staff had ended the re volt by halting tile marchin rebels Official accounts asserted tha J iT i e owcs veteran the maiorilv of the rebelling reci right by you go to it Vou may mayor for thc nomination de mcnt amM in Vnr lto Mr T f iinril i UlUll nilCSl In bar LOOK INSIDE FOR BOB BURNS Accused of Love Theft in Damage Suit PAGE 2 500 Honor Leaders of Iowa Basketball Rank PAGE 9 City Officials for North Iowa Elected PAGE 16 COLD WAVE TO BE ENDED More Rain Snow in State Predicted But Mercury Will Climb DES MOINES Warme weather was forecast for low Tuesday indicating an end to tin spring cold wave which drovi the mercury down close to tin zero mark over the weekend The weather bureau predictci rain and snow Tuesday night bu said that temperatures which stooc about five degrees below nornia Tuesday morning would reach th normal mark by Chilly readings of from 20 to 3 degrees may still be expectei Tuesday night however the bu reau said The mercury touched a maxi mum of only two degrees abov freezing Monday at Council Bluffs Monday nights minimum was 2 degrees ot Mason City It was 2 at Iowa Falls Thermometers stood at 32 de grees in DCS Moines at a m Tuesday Clouds covered the slate Tucs day morning Precipitation was re ported mostly in the form of siin at Sioux City Charles City De Moines and Dubuquc Laughing Hyena Escapes on Train Is Shot to Death BURLINGTON it was billed as a laughing hyer E I Kirby Burlington route ex press messenger on the Kline be tween St Louis Mo and thi city took no chances on the nni mals good humor and shot it dea to prevent its escape from a cng in his car enroule here Tuesdnj The animal on its way from Ai kansas to a Canadian zoo ha partly chewed nnd clawed way from its crate when Kirb noticed it and fired three shot into ils head Support for Colloton REYNAUD SAYS TIME HAS NOW COME TO ACT New Premier Declares France Would Perish If Hitler Attained Aims PARIS UP Premier Paul eynaud told the nation by radio uesday that the new French overnment would seek support f parliament and the nation not y adroit maneuvers but by di ect action The time has now come to ct said the now premier whose abinet clings to office by virtue f only a onevote majority in the hamber of deputies We shall act Our aims have not changed Our only aim Is to win the war Heynaud said that Adolf Hitlers lour of triumph would come if he government at Paris lacked luthority But he added that danger las been averted A war cabinet uf nine ministers has been con stituted The premier snid that he had vanted unanimous support in par iament But he emphasized that ic believed it would come later md that he did not want to at ain such a goal by political maneuvering If France again offered the spectacle of falling governments it would be presented by the enemy propaganda as a sign of weariness he said Reynaud reviewed the acts of violence ot Hitler and the trea son of soviet Bussia in concluding a in end shippactwith Germany that gave Hitler thesignal format tacking Poland Freedom and France would perish if Hitlers regime were permitted o attain its aims he said The duty of this government is clear To wage war in all domains In the military domain France resisted invasion For the first time the enemy did not try at the outset to crush our army WALLACE FOR INTEREST CUT Favors Reduction in Rate on Federal Land Bank Loans WASHINGTON Wallace approved in general Tues day a sweeping farm credit reor ganization bill proposed by Repre sentative Jones D Tex Appearing before the house agriculture committee Wallace de scribed as a highly desirable ob jective the measures proposal to reduce fcdchal land bank and land bank commissioner loans to 3 per cent Land bank loans first mortgage paper are now per cent Com missioner or second mortgage lonns are 1 per cent The agriculture secretary also approved provisions for reamortiz ing outstanding land bank and commissioner loans and for the scaling down of loan principal in cases where loans exceed the value of Ihe land Likewise he indorsed the prin ciple of variable repayment of loans under which repayment would be adjusted to the farmers economic condition at the time be another Mr its Mr Swceneys that make country worth living in fcatcci William 1 Greene demo cm also multiple term nuivor by a vote of 135R to nicks informed persons said a number of rebel soldier had escaped with several tanks Minister Continues Crusade m Spife of Threats by Gunmen MINNEAPOLIS Rev Henry J Soltau who escaped the bullets of gunmen Sunday night said Tuesday his vice crusade would continue despite threats and objections that it is damaging beer parlor business In a two hour address before 300 Minneapolis beer dealers Soltau defended his crusade and charged that liquor and gambling Uuv violations were responsible for most of thc citys vice and crime Woman Insists Signal Light Was But She Was Wrong DENVER Colo pa trolmen overhauled a woman driv er near east Fortyfifth avenue and Washington street Officer when I passed that light it was amber she protested The policemen unimpressed charged her with drunken driving There is no signal light at East Fortyfifth avenue and Washing ton Scc story picture on sports paRL TO1 at a baiuiucl Monday night in honor of five basketball teams Bill CoJluton Molmwk allstale guard is shown receiving support from Dorothy Crawford left allstate forward and Barbara Mott both of Haiisell This particular position was the same as when Colloton was taken from llic floor at the Iowa City tournament after suffcrinff a leg hruisc Then of course he was not carried by girls Monday night he observed that girls arc more gentle than his team mates LOWER Richtmcicr most valuable Iowa guard pins a rose on Don Piekell allslate center Lock photos Kaycnay engravings EXHIBITS EASE IN HANDLING OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE Former Clear Laker Gives Demonstration to Crowd of Newsmen By DALE CLARK BALTIMORE Bar low Baltimore inventor and for merly of Clear Lake Iowa gave a noisy demonstration Tuesday Hie liquidoxygencarbon bomb that he says is capable of killing every living thing within a 1000 foot is safe to handle Before a crowd of newsmen and photographers protected by sandbags Barlow showed much damage his explosive could do and liow much of a heating it would take without releasing ils destructive foruc The explosive was contained in cloth bags looking much more like ordinary sugar bags than instru ments ot death Barlow set off the charge with an electric detonator only means he contends oC releasing the bombs destructive force To show the power ot his ex plosive Barlow splintered two heavy logs and a telephone pole with two 8 ounce charges Then he blew up i sandbag dugout with a live pound charge To prove his bomb could not be set off by impact or shock Barlow pierced a pound and a quarter bag with a rifle bullet There was no explosion From a makeshift mortar he fired a pound and a half charge at a steel plate tcet away The bag traveling at an estimated 1200 feet a second thudded against UuTplale but did not explode Then a five pound charge of the explosive in a steel jacket was fired from the mortar It shot about 1200 feet into the air crashed back to earth without ex ploding There were sharp reverber ating reports when Barlow set off the charges with the deton ator the last one when the dugout was blown up witnesses crouched at a safe distance said hey could feel slight waves in Ire air Barlow contends his bomb explodes with detonating waves that can he made so powerful tlul nothing can with stand the shock V Eight ounces ot Me substance which Barlow calls simile1 made matchwood of n 40 foot telephone pole and splintered two logs of the same size The glmite exploded with a roar and a kicked up a shower of dirt and New York Man Is Victim of Friendly Ribbing Hangs Self NEW YORK Blain a textile machine worker was the butt of many jokes in the factory jn which lie worked Recently police announced they were looking for a suspect named Frcnchy in connection with a mur der and Blains fellow workers nicknanic i AliceThompson 7lm7rc high ELMOREGIRL HURT FATALLY Victim Was Driving Borrowed Car Which Plunged Into Ditch ELMO RE Sixtee een year chy Blain gave tin vhc sli against a haunting fear rf prose cution and hanged himself In thc factory Police giving him a clean bill of health in connection with the murder case said he was the vic tim of a friendly bit of ribbing The Weather school sophomore was killed Into Monday afternoon when she lost of dirt and hurled pieces of wood as high as taO feet into the air Among the spectators at the demonstration was Representative Ralph E Church R mem ber of the house naval affairs committee Church has introduced Would SiaUOO for official tests of Bar low s explosive which the in ventor claims would have a hinh military value The test arranged after a joint hcnnng of senate and house naval and military committee was to prove or disprove Barlows con tention Mis device is safe to handle Barlow took the invited specta tors to a testing ground at the Glenn L iUariin airplane factory on wide Middle river for the demonetisation Critics met Barlows claims with tnucj inci niiriows claims with contiol of the car she was driving assertions that such an explosive and il plunged into a ditch two j too delicate for practical use mile west of Stevens Iowa a I Barlow replied that his formula small crossroads town 6Mmiles south of Elmore Companions of Mis Thompson iUona Anderson 17 an Elmcre high school senior and Ella Mae Gjerdcs H an Elmorc high school freshman escaped with bruises The victim suffered a broken made it immune to fire or shock and that il was safer to handle than TNT FKENCH PLANE DOWNED BERLIN high com mand said Tuesday that a French FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain or snow j neck when the car left the Tuesday night and cast and north Wednesday warmer MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy snow except extreme north Tuesday niphl and Wednesday rising tcmncraturc IN MASON CITY way and struck he ditch The jjirls had borrowed the n rebuilt Ford owned by Trafford HiiRgc The accident occurred nn GlobcGazetttc weather stvis tlie cal tics Miximum Monday iG Minimum Monday night 20 Al 8 a m Tuesday 22 Snow 15 inches 1rccip 10 inch Spring still cemcd far RIUVC road and it is believed j that ruts in the mad may have caused the girl to lose control of Tuesdays demonstration was a preview of official tests by thc war and navy departments Barlow wants to conduct one of these in an isolated area testing the explosives power to kill with live animals staked out in a field Thc oJ year old inventor who a with George Holdcrer produced between Gcrinin and French pur suit planes near Saarbrucckcn on 1 the western runt who was following the the liquid oxygen bomb after many months of research lokl the con gressional committees his dcvicn would keep enemy warships 1000 iniles from American shores and spread mass murder if turned louse on a troop transport snow covering lie ground YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum girls by about of a mile thc accident He said trie cnr swerved first to the north side and then the south side of thc road betorc plunging into the ditch Miss Thompson was tiken from thc wreck by Higge The other largest cooperative elevator in girls were thrown free of the car The in 1923 when LARGE ELEVATOR SOLD COPELAND Kans j by the accident Miss Tho i survived by her parents and six iO I brothers brought SI a been sold for at auction by Uncle Sum ;