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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1940, Mason City, Iowa uin KLy PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME As r OEPT OF IOWA COMP ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS THl NEWSFAKR THAT MAKES AU NOHTH IOWANS HEIGHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 11940 MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT TI IT J tvuut CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS VTI SECTION ONE NO 177 NBAS LOSS ADMITTED DY ALLIES F I II mr Leaders WorrtedJtyPerils in Northern and Southern Europe A b A A T0 1054 MARK Increases for Several Other North Iowa Towns Are Recorded s Rockfords population went well ij over the lOOQ mark as the dis i trict census office Wednesday re U leased the tentative figures for the 1940 rcount The gain was from 996 in 1930 to 1054 according to the tentative 1940 census figures Figures lor the dozen North Iowa towns released Wednesday showed an increase of 6 per cent from 5915 in 1930 to 6362 The state hospital at Independence jjumped from 1622 to 1859 in the isame period it was announced The tentative report of the 1910 census for the 12 towns was as follows 1930 1060 109 120 99G 110 964 529 915 304 225 394 249 Town Postvillc Rock Falls Garber Rockford Carpenter j St Ansgar Stacyvillc j Calmar SpiUvillc Joice Kensett Graf ton 26 TOWNS SHOW GAIN IN CENSUS WATgKLOp A prelimin ary census report from 31 third district towns issued Thursday by 1203 153 157 1054 160 928 532 940 329 261 389 25G increasea ow increasing in size in de cade Grundy Center gained from 793 to 2024 Sumner gained from 1561 to 1751 and La Porte went from 1470 to 1578 Other towns in the preliminary report are shown in the following table 1930 figures being in pa rentheses Hudson 478 Castle Hill 295 Gilbertville 261 Sumner 1751 Denver 535 Janesville 365 Frcd orika 236 Shcllsburg 550 Van Home 550 Clarksville 1187 Allison 700 New Hartford 544 Aredale 222 Pope joy 100 Reinbeck 1429 Wellsburg 590 Hol land 205 Union 528 Gilman 483 Rhodes 371 Le Grand 329 Lau rel 232 Ferguson 183 Traer 1482 Clutier 353 Montour 398 Lin coln 168 Gait 150 Greene 1284 Popejoy 199 I AMES SHOWS 17 PEK CENT GAIN DES MOINES Sixth Dis trict Census Supervisor Dan Mc Eniry said Wednesday the popula tion of Ames has passed the 12000 mark in this years enumeration a gain of about 1800 or 17 per cent during the decade Chamberlain Will Give Statement1 on Norway Thursday LONDON Minisle Chamberlain informed the house of commons Wednesday that he would make a statement on the Norwegian situation Thursday LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOK HERRING Says F R Only Demo Certain to Beat G PAGE 2 Grain Elevator Fire Causes Damage PAGE 16 Mason City High Has Win in Seventh Game 9 Diseases Are Spread More Rapidly During War Speakers State STOVE BLAST IS FATAL TO MRS GRAY KENSCTT Woman Succumbs in Local Hospital After Explosion in Home Five hours after the mishap Mrs H C Gray 65 died in a Mason City hospital Wednesday morning from severe burns suf fered when she attempted to light a stove in her home at Kensett Mrs Gray was igniting a wood stove an inflammable fluid about 3 a m when the flames suddenly flared up and caught her nightgown She screamed for help and her husband who was sleep ing upstairs rushed to her aid and beat out the fire She was rushed to a hospital in Mason City and arrived about a in She died about 8 a m Funeral arrangements were in complete Wednesday morning MAY BASKETS HAVE SNOW Inch Fall Reported at Alta Continued Cold Is Forecast DES MOINES The weath erman hung May baskets full of snowflakes on Iowas front door asTthe u era told the Iowa Pubht Health as sotnhon meeting heie Tuesday that war is not goodfor the health of the people They aside from the direct killing involved in wai it leads to the spread of diseases which otherwise might be con trolled by public health measures and it also stops research which otherwise might discover ways to prevent or cure existing diseases The speakers were Dr Gaylord W Anderson of the University of Minnesota and Dr Leonard A ul 0 ln Schcele of the United States and averains 02 he health service in Washington 3 BANDITS HOLD UP SALESMAN 2 Sample Cases of Jewelry Taken in Highway Robbery DES MOINES Iowa department of public safety an nounced that three bandits held up a jewelry salesman on a high way three miles south of liamsburg at a m Wednesday escaping with two black leather sample cases of jewelry and some trays of loose jewelry The department said it had no further details the robbery ex cept that the men escaped in a black Ford V8 car bearing an Illinois license 1328574 ditional spring flowers shme dawned cold dull and Snow fell Wednesday morning in all but the southeastern por tion of the state with an inch deep white blanket on the ground at Alta Cherokee and Spirit Lake had a halfinch Other reports includ ed Cavroll 2 of an inch Waterloo 05 and Charles City Of he weather bureau said A year ago May day dawned bright and clear with the mcr cury exiling a top of 78 in mid grees throughout the day Temperatures dropped Tuesday night in contrast to a low of 27 at Alia and Cherokee Clouds blanketed the slate Wednesday morning and snow flakes were spattering down mer rily on Iowas capital city The mercury averaged about 15 degrees below normal Wednesday morning the bureau said after reaching a high of only 65 Tuesday at Burlington The bureau predicted fair but continued cold weather Wednes day night with light to heavy Iiost The forecast called for ris ing temperatures and fair wcathe Thursday however Hen Lays Huge Egg Then Dies ALEXANDRIA Minn Swan Hanson was ready o cheer when one of his hens laid an egg measuring 8U inches around but changed his tune promptly died when he hen Answer to Blockade GERMANY MAPS MORE ATTACKS AGAINST ALLIES Heavy Blows Claimed to British Navy as More Gains Are Claimed By LOUIS P COCHNER BERLIN new blows o British naval power and steady strengthening of the nazi hold on Norway were reported by the high command Wednesday as the Ger man army jubilant over its swift successes mapped a sweeping con entric attack aimed at driving allied forces into the sea The high commands com municiue said German aerial bombs bad sent a British cruiser a destroyer and five transports to the bottom and had damaged another cruiser and five other transports The air force attacked British sea forces successfully before Namsos the communique said describing Tuesdays operations One antiaircraft cruiser was sunk by two direct hits one heavy cruiser was damaged seriously aft by a direct hit of light caliber addition one destroyer and five British transports sank after being hitwhile five others suf No Comment From British on Cruiser German are showii in this picture expressed over the only supply Mne ncm operi between German and Italj Voroshilov Says Reds Dont Want War But Are Ready Soviet Military Might Is Displayed U S Aims Are Attacked Envoy to Moscow Is Returning to U S on Personal Leave BUCHAREST United tmiuii States ambassador to Moscow Ear Klementi E Voroshilov Wed Laurence A Steinhardt arrived in Bucharest Wednesday enroute to Italy and the United States for what he described as a personal leave of absence He declined to discuss Russia or international is sues saying he would reserve all comments until he reached Wash ington First Victim of Posie Picking Urge Reported POPLAR BLUFFS Mo Early Fletcher was recorded ns springs first victim to the posie picking urge He was bitten by a rattlesnake while picking wild flowers near a dam where he worked as an engineer He is re covering The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair west btcominjr Fair cast continued cold with light to heavy frost Wednesday night Thursday fair with rising temperature MINNESOTA Fair nest and partly cloudy extreme east continued cold with tem peratures sliffhtly under freezing Wednesday night Thursday fair stowlr rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At S a m Wednesday Frecip Snow May dawned Wednesday with freezing temperatures and light snow on the ground The snow quickly melted however rcvcal ing fresh green grass lo usher in the month of flowers f YEAR AGO Maximum 7H Minimum 10 10 31 02 trace Blind Man Killed in Tornado MOSCOW of wa arc burning more fiercely and might spread to any part of the soviet union Defense Commis nesday declared in a ad dress to massed troops Speaking at the greatest show of soviet military might in his tory Voroshilov declared that ihc soviet union does not want war but we are always ready The Russian people are grateful for the blessings of peace and arc happy not to be involved in the imperialist war Voroshilov said in a fourminute speech We must exercise the utmost vigilance and strengthen our red army and our red fleet he added Bloodshed is growing VV a r mongers will try to drag us into thewar and then attack one or another pact of our territory We must double our vigilance increase tonfold our prepared ness while further strengthening our military might Soviet officials described the May day celebration as one of the most elaborate ever staged Tens of thousands of troops filled red square and adjacent streets Cavalry infantry and marines were represented The demonstration began at noon with the appearance of Josef Stalin at the Lenin maus oleum in the center nf red square He was surrounded by the cabinet France Is Worried by Fascist View PARIS Italian atti tude toward the allies has be come definitely alarming in the lats two days a foreign ministry spokesman declared Wednesday The spokesmansaid the foreign offices concern over future rela tions with Frances Mediterranean neighbor was frankly uneasy He added that the ministrys ipprehension was based on the eneral atmosphere in govern ment and diplomatic circles in tome rather than on specific acts the Centra cMn that one British ervfaer bad been sunk and another damaged at Namsos One British source did say however that laving sunk all our battleships they now arc reduced to cruisers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Military spokesman admits dark outlook for allies hi Nor way but questions effec tiveness of new nazi gains air ministry reports heavy attacks on German air bases BERLIN Germans re nazi advances continu ing in Norway say their flyers sank a British cruis Destroyer r d Jered severe damage Declaring that the German ad vance in Norway continues the high command reported that Ger man forces had taken more than prisoners Of the front it said merely that at Trondhchn fighting still went on yesterday without indicating how near Trondhcim the battle was raging The prisoners it said were 40 Britons and 200 officers and 3 500 men of the Norwegian second division captured northwest of Lillehammer and 1200 other enemy troops who laid down their arms in the mountain near Lomm The British meanwhile were said to have met reverses in their air forays The high command declared eight British warplanes were shot down by German pursuit craft and antiaircraft guns in an attack on Stavanger It said the British lost another in the first of two raids on Fornebu airport near the latest early had caused only slight damage Taking its cue from Fuehrer Hitler himself who praised the army for having fulfilled a tre mendous assignment the nazi press predicted destruction of the allied forces operating in the re gion of Andalsnes on the coast south of Trondheim unless they withdraw speedily After establishing a conncc liou between Trondheim and Oslo Tuesday the Germans now proclaim the isolation of the al lied troops which landed in the Andalsnes region They will be ratight by the closing German list and will be losl said the Berlin newspaper Lokanzeigcr The Germans say it is only a question of time before they mop I up the allied troops there and I Norwegian troops further south i ivKguin uuups luruier soutn Simultaneously the gales o tiic around Voss on tiic BergenOslo kremlin opened and Voroshiiov mounted on a white horse rode through the troops to the maus oleum where he made his address Hundreds of Russian planes maneuvered over red square in an impressive display of soviet air might A manifesto of the communist Internationale published prior to the demonstration denounced imperialist war mongers and charged that the United States was reaching out for Greenland and Iceland and was joining in a l vas dispute over the Dutch East In dies The manifesto said the Gut mans had gone into Scandinavia counter AngloFrench viola tion of Scandinavian territory railway Hitlers own newspaper Volki sclier Bcobachtcr stated The en emy has been defeated The land ing in the Moldefjord was a fail Tiie Moldcfjord is the body of water on which Andalsnes lies The British troops which landed here were those whicli last week smashed down the railway to tiie important junction of Dombas and llien north to Storcn cutting off Germanheld Trondhcim from lhce forces which he j Germans defeated Tuesday capj turing both Dombas and Storcn i Foreign ministry spokesman says Italian at titude toward allies has become definitely alarm ing STOCKHOLM S w e c ish reports say Norwegian troops still stand between German Trondheim and Oslo forces POSITIONS ARE DANGEROUS AS NAZIS ADVANCE Fear Threat That Italy May Put Weight on Side of Germany LONDON war office communique Wednesday said that Jritish troops fighting the Ger nan offensive in the region of 3ombas vital Norwegian rail unction had withdrawn to pre pared positions alter stubborn re listance The withdrawal in the area of Dombas which the Germans claimed to have captured Tues day was announced after the air ninistry said that British planes tad rained bombs on Germanheld air bases in Scandinavia in an ap parent bigscale drive to challenge the nazi air superiority in Norway The war office communique said In the Kamsos area just north of Trondheim the situation at the front is unchanged The areas occupied by the al lied forces at Narvik on the north Norwegian coast have been extended and operations are con tinuing satisfactorily In the Dombas area south of our troops after stubborn resistance in the face oC strong enemy attacks withdrew to prepared positions The war office communique by competent BrliWi military w ITALYS STAND IS UNCHANGED American Ambassador Visits Mussolini as Tension Is Heightened ROM States Am bassador William Phillips called on Premier Benito Mussolini Wednesday and was said to have been informed by il duce that no sudden change will be made in Italys position relative to the war Phillips called on Mussolini it said to ascertain if possible what Ihc Italian position is in the present international situation in view of the sharpened tone of Italian official and newspaper statements relative to the allies He spent 45 minutes with the premier and after he meeting it was said that Mussolini advised him no sudden change in the pres ent Italian position of nonbel ligerency is in prospect Tension over a possible quick move which would bring Italy into the war at the side of Ger many had been heightened by the revelation that the British ad miralty had ordered British ship pingintransit to avoid the Medi terranean until further notice be cause of that possibility according to the German arny j and thereby in their eyes making the conquest of Norway virtually complete after three weeks of I fighting PREMIER MUSSOLINI i able even If the Germans had not actually captured the town Previously authorized sources had said that there was no con firmation that the Germans had taken Dombas but that the allied position along the important Dom basStoren railroad was dan gerous and obscure On the other hand military sources said that the communique indicated that allied capture o Narvik was imminent Allied Leaders Plainly Worried By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Peril to their flanks in northern and southern Europe had the al lied war leaders plainly worried Wednesday The menace in the north where fastdriving German columns ap parently have claimed a strangle hold on central Norway was ac knowledged by a British military spokesman He admitted that nazi advances there had put the allies in a dangerous and very obscure position v The threat in the soutli was tliat Italy might tlirow her weifrht on the nazi side Britain as a precaution has ordered suspension nf her merchant shipping traffic through the Mediterranean and in Paris a foreign ministry spokesman de clared that the Italian attitude toward the allies has become definitely in the past two days In Rome United Stales Am bassador William Phillips visited Premier Mussolini to get first hand information on Italys posi tion and intentions British Prime Minister Cham berlain who so far has made no public statement on the new ucgian developments informed the house of commons he would discuss the situation Thursday Although the British spokesman made no attempt to dispute tho German announcement that nazi forces in Oslo and Troncihcim have made contact he questioned its importance We must remember that what with demolitions and bombing German communica tions will not be easy he de clared adding that the contact does not mean there is a con slant flow of men and mate rials Germany meanwhile vained new aerial on Britains sea forces The German high command re porting continued progress in Nor way Snid its flyers hnri sunk a British cruiser a destroyer and live Iransports and had heavily damaged another cruiser and five otllcr transports Tiie British without commenting n vj umiii commc changed stand I on this report merely said ;