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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PSESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 3 1940 IMS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 179 REPORT NORWECIANS TO SEEK PEACE Victorious Nazis Tensely Awaited in Europe CENSUSGAINS INNORTHWOOD CRESCO SHOWN Nazi Carved on One of 3 Ohk Torsos German Infantry in Oslo PITTSBURGH Dismem bered bodies of three persons who might be the victims of the mad butcher blamed for 12 torso slay ings in Cleveland were found Friday in the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie railroad yards in nearby Stowc township Deputy Coroner Anthony Sappo said the word nazi had been Two North Iowa county seats v carved on the chest of the third Northwood and Cresco Friday i victim found several hours after were reported to have shown subj the discovery of the first two stantial population gains over Ihc torsos One was identified as that 1930 figures according to the pre All were found in boxcars which arrived here April 21 from Struthers Ohio 60 miles south east of Cleveland Sappo added that a search of the repair yards would be made in the belief that we might uncover oilier victims Dr P R Helmbold coronc j physician said tlie bodies had I been dissected by some one with i a knowledge of surgery or a butcher The bodies he said parently were cut up with a butcher knife Heads of tlie victims were miss ing but the arms and legs were found near the torsos All were Marble Rock Grafton Also Among Towns Reporting Increases T liminary census count released by i M L Mason district supervisor Cresco Howard county scat now has a population ot 3533 compared with 3069 190 the preliminary report showed Northwood in Worth county jumped from 1554 in 1930 to 1715 in the 1910 census Marble Rock and llopkinton also showed considerable in creases The preliminary report Friday gave the folloxving results uf the 1940 and 1930 censuses Town 1940 lflo0 Cresco 3533 Northwood 1715 1554 Marble Rock 660 441 Hopkinton 833 7581 Bassett 147 149 Colesburg 305 340 Westgate 24G 268 Mclntire 230 263 Carpenter 110 Jackson Junction 121 1261 Grafton 236 2491 I DECUASES REPORTED nucie and there were no clues to the identity of the victims This photo shows according lo the caution approved by the German censor Hie arrival of German reinforcements in Oslo Norway A company of infantrymen is on the dock equipment neatly ar ranged Just after leavinr the boat thai carried them from Germany American Freighter Caught Wallace Beery will jBetween Germans Allies Stop in Marshalltown Appanobse county losfrW residents in 10 years and shows a popula tion of 1883 in the 1940 census Other reports from the district census office Friday follow Van Wort 368 loss of 1 Cromwell 1B7 loss of 6 Clio 200 loss of 15 Humeston 903 loss of 21 on Plane Trio East MARSHALLTOWN lace LBeery screen star will fly CLAIM ITALIANS CONCENTRATING Sources in Athens Report Troops Ships in Dodecanese Islands 1 ATHENS Greece mation reaching diplomatic quar i ters in Athens Friday said that r Italian troops warships and fight j ing planes were being concen i trated in iarge numbers in the j Dodecanese islands in the eastern 111 Mediterranean The Dodecanese islands are an Italianowned group in the 11 Aegean between Greece and Tur IJkey approximately 101 miles air Jiline northwest of Alexandria where a British and French battle fleet concentrated Friday The Italian concentrations were reported especially heavy at the Island of Rhodes 375 miles from Alexandria Monday to ifi conjunction with Midwest Premiere of his latest picture Twenty Mule Team 80017 who is at naval reserve officer flies his plane and is expected to land here about the middle of Monday afternoon He will re main here over night Monday and fly on to New York City where he will make his second and last personal appearance in connection with the release of his new pic lure BELIEVE WAR IN U S Combat Planes to Have Self Sealing Tanks for Gasoline WASHINGTON Gen H H Arnold of the army air corp told a senate appropri ations subcommittee Friday that most of the 1900 combat planes recently ordered by the army will be equipped with selfsealing yas olinc anks heavy protective ar mor and 37 millimeter guns I These features arc incorporated in German warplancs MARSHALLTOWN TOHEARDEWEY Candidate for G 0 P Nomination to Speak Saturday on Farming DES MOINES E Dewey the man to beat in the re publican presidential race comes to Iowa Saturday lo talk farming and its relations tcrgovemment Entrance of Gernjans to Steinkjev Front Expected Any Moment By GUNXAR KNUTSSON ON THE STEINKJER FRONT I Northern Norway fl British and French troops which had Bullet Scarred Boat Returns With Exciting Story of Conflict YORK Fish returned from the Norwegian war zone Friday with an exciting story ot how she and another American vessel were caught in a baltle between German forces and allied warpkmcs at Bergen last month Even before the ship docked there was a sharp conflict between tiie captain and some members landed north ol Germanheld of the crew as lo whether they Trondhcim for the WALLACE TO BEKEYNOTER Will Address Iowa Democratic Session to Be Held May campaign against he nazi invasion em barked Thursday night in Namsos harbor and sailed away The entrance of German troops in this sector is awaited at any within 24 hours As a result ot the new with drawal north ot Trondheim fol lowing the removal of allied forces from the AndaUnes region south of Trondheim it is believed here that the war in Norway virtually is finished It can now be staled freely that the Steinkjer fighting proved somewhat disastrous for the Brit ish In heavy fighting on April 21 an entire British bntallion was cut up by a German company A companys about onefourth me size of a bstallion which is usual ly about 800 men What really hus hindered the Germans from advancing for sev eral days past lias been the heroic defense by Norwegian volunteer units The Norwegian fight against the 11 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday nifht and Saturday scattered light frost northeast and extreme cast central portions Friday niglil I warmer west and central Satur day MINNESOTA Fair Friday night and Saturday scattered light frost southeast somewhat warmer west portion Friday night wanner west and central Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather slatis tics Maximum Thursday fil Minimum Thursday night At S a m Friday 15 I YEAR AGO I Maximum fis Minimum 33 from lack of ammunition and oth er supplies LOOK INSIDE FOR Dewey will deliver tiis second major corn belt address of the campaign at Marshalltown His first extended discussion of ricullurc was given March 6 at Lincoln Nebr The New York district attorney j invaders now appears hopeless will reach Des Moines shortly The Norwegians are suffering after 1 oclock Saturday afternoon via the Rock Island from Kansas City He will call on Gov George A Wilson and other state officials in the statehouse and will hold a press conference before leaving by automobile tor Marshalltown The courthouse lawn address is scheduled for in the after noon After the speech be will adjourn lo he Coliseum where the GOP womens third congressional dis trict organization will be in ses sion He will return to Des Moines to board an castbound train U Chicago immediately following an evening banquet in Marshalltown The 2 Iowa delegates lo the republican national convention will meet in MarshlUtown in connection the Dewey rally The delegates also have in vited to meet here Monday with Frank Gannett of Rochester V Y newspaper publishercandi date for the GOP nomination Iowa appearances orig inally had been scheduled for last Tuesday but a stomach ailment downed him at Colorado Springs Colo He speaks Friday night in Wichita Kans Marshalltown has not been host to a presidential candidate since the colorful McKinley campaign days ot 1890 were raked by allied or German bullets Capt W W Wollastou veteran of the United States navy during the World war declared his ship was struck accidentally by bullets from a Norwegian land battery which had been taken over by the Germans and which was lir ing on British warplanes I was on the bridge and I saw everything that happened he said The short battery fired on our ship by accident Sixteen of the 48 members of the crew however were equally emphatic in a signed statement that their ship was dentally they one of the allied planes The log also reported than on April 16 the American freighter Charles R McCormick was caught in a spray of machine gun bullets that cut its mast stays and wire rigging There was variance in the stor ies told by the Flying Fishs crew but all hands agreed that the American ships which displayed their colors prominently were struck by accident No one on cither the Charles R McCormick or the Flying Fish was injured Wallace as keynoter of the stale democratic convention here May 1 was announced here Friday by E H Birmingham chairman of lie partys stale central commit tee Birmingham said tiie arrange ments committee had suggested that Justice Richard F Mitchell of Ihc Iowa supreme court be named permanent convention chairman Birmingham declared the demo cratic national convention will insist upon nominat ting President Roosevelt by ac clamation on the first ballot He returned Friday from a trip to Washington D C where he conferred with democratic sen ators and congressmen on the ap proaching stale convention of the party It is my judgment that the president will have lo accept this nomination the chairman said in order to protect the interests of the United States in these Iry ing times and it is further my opinion that he will not let he people down at this crucial period in the history ol this countryr PRESSURE PUT ON ITALIANS BY ALLIES FLEET Fascists Are Outwardly Calm Ships Continue Sailings on Schedule ROME Reinforcement of the allied naval power in the Mediterranean was seen Friday as a move toward applying pres sure on Italy for clarification of her nonbelligerent status The allied action announced Thursday by Prime Minister Chamberlain left Italians out wardly calm While fascists insisted Italy is prepared to act Hie moment Premier Mussolini gives the order observers saw some evidence that that day is not looked for immediately With the Liner Rex cnroute to New York and other crack Italian liners on the high seas they con sidered n sudden move now un Jikcly Anxiety in some quarters how ever was heighted Thursday night when shipping circles in Genoa reported British vessels in that port had received orders to leave the Mediterranean at once re turning to England by way of the Suez canal Friday the British consul said he knew of no such or ders Vessels of the Italian lines con tinued on schedule the Vulcania leaving Genoa for South America and the Roma making prepara tions to saiVSaturdayCfor jNeW York While the movie behind the reinforcement of the allied warships in the Mediterranean was beiiis weighed some fas cists compared the move to tlie ineffective dispatch of the Brit ish home fleet to there during the Ethiopian war Tlicv said they believed the new action is only a demonstration in tcndeclcd to influence Italian policy But Italians attributed greater importance to the German vic tories in Norway than to symp toms that war may be drawing near Italian shores Thinks Allies Are Ready to Tackle Italy By DeWITT MacKENZIE Associated Press Staff Writer Developments in the strained relations between the allies and Italy during the past 48 hours strike me as constituting an in vitation to Signer Mussolini to join nazidom in tiie war if lie wants to I refer of course to Britains clearing of its mercantile marine from the Mediterranean and British Premier Chamberlains startling announcement Thursday that the AngloFrench battle fleet was already in those waters headed for Alexandria of One wouldnt KO so far as to say that the allies are trying lo push Mussolini into the war though stranger things have happened They may even Inipe that he will reconsider his posi lifin and perhaps cast his lot with them In any event it is a call for a showdown V Indications are however that they arc willing to lake him on at any time Ever since the beginning of the war tlie fascist official attitude and that of he press has been strongly pronazi and bitterly antially This atti tude has been perhaps more ap parent than real and has repre sented Mussolinis statcgy foi maintaining a middleoftheroac course until such time as he hac decided how Italys interests best could be served We now come to an important phis of the quarrel between COLONEL GETZ SAYS FURTHER FIGHT USELESS Dispatches Indicate Hostilities Ended in Area East of Namsos STOCKHOLM Grong Norway Friday night aid that the Norwegian command ad announced the conclusion of ostilities in the Grong area east Namsos atld the Norwegians itcntion of negotiating peace with he Germans The dispatches said the follow ig order of the day was issued Colonel O B Getvc acting Nor wegian commander the British and French for easons unknown to us have eivcn up helping us in our fight ind have withdrawn llieir troops rom Namsos we today stand alone igainst the entire German war nachine already outflanked and encircled on a line which the Brit sh and French should be holding without aid from the outside and with only enough ammunition for one day and without planes and other necessary war materials Any further fighting will only lead to destruction without serving any military purpose 1 IS GRANTED DIVORCE j BRIDGEPORT Conn i line Jvidoie Topping of Ihc movies j was granted an uncoiitcsicd di vorce Kriday trom Daniel Held Topping millionaire sportsman on grounds of cruelty GEORGE SCAUSE Spent in Funds on Own Order PAGE 2 Kossuth Ministerial Meeting Is on Monday PAGE 3 INFANT DROWNS AT NORTHWOOD Jon Allen Holstad 2 Wanders Away and Falls Into Millpond Allen Hul slad 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs Morris Holstad was drowned Friday noon when he wandered away from his home and fell into a millpond a short distance above the dam here The infants body floated to the edge of the dam and was seen by a motorist driving toward North wood and crossing the bridge a short distance below the dam Ar tificial respiration was applied to the body unsuccessfully He had been in the water for approxi mately 55 minutes The Holstad home is three and i onehalf blocks from the mill Mr j Holstad is a barber The child if j survived by his parents and an I older brother Glenn Roger 9 BRITISH LEAVE STEINKJER AREA German Forces Said to Be on Offensive in Narvik Port Battle STOCKHOLM British sources late Kriday confirmed that British troops had withdrawn from the Steinkjer area north of Trondhcim following the removal of other allied forces from An dalsncs These informants indicated that the only major allied forces now in Norway are at Narvik seeking wrest that Arctic iron ore shipping center from a bcsi German garrison They gave no details of llic withdrawals but did indicate there might also be a few patrols leit near Troinso 125 miles north of I Narvik Even in the Arctic sector about Narvik according to one report German forces who hold thai ore port ore on the offensive against allied and Norwegian siege lines The Germans already controll ing southern Norway spread out rapidly Friday over the central sector following allied withdraw al from Andalsnes and their re liablyreported abandonment ol the NamsosSteinkjer front above Trondheim Norwegian Fortress of Hegra Still Holds Out Against Nazis AMSTERDAM UR Radio Stockholm asserted Friday that the Norwegian fortress of Hegra located on an elevation west of Trondhcim is still holding out and that its 50 Norwegian defenders have told the Germans they will not surrender terrtUrUl demands France Enjhnd Among other things Italy ha clung to her claims lo livin space for colonization rights i French Tunisia for a share i the Suez canal for a free port a Djibouti gateway to Italia Ethiopia and for the railwa running from Djibouli into Ethio pia There have been indication that the allies were prepared adjust some of these claims Hou ever there lias remained one un solvable issue between the disput I therefore am notifying Ihe German military command to establish contact for the purpose of establishes peace in the Tronddlae district around as bu keen done in can of he Medilerran Claim 135 British Navy Units Damaged or Sunk BERLIN official German news agency reported Friday that 135 units of the Brit ish fleet had been put otil of action since April y the day Ger many invaded Norway Basing claim on official reports of the high command the agency said 1 R4 ships cither were sunk or set afire and 71 were damaged It is my heavy duty as acting commander of Tronddlag lo give this notice to my sotdicrs To this communique Getx ap pended tiie following It was an incomprehensible action on the part of the British and French without notifying me to lay open my flanks and rear so that I was cut off from any possible retreat toward Mosjoen north of Allies Withdraw From Namsos Area By UNITED PRESS Germany emerged victorious Friday from her Scandinavian blitzkrieg Europe tensely awaited the next nazi stroke with fears arising that it may come in the Balkans or Mediterranean Hitler Exhorts Officers to Carry on War for Existence Rain Soaks Track at Kentucky Derby Site i Nazis Declare Britain Is Seeking New Theater of War at All Costs BERLIN Adolf Hillcr called on his officer corps Friday to lead Germanys struggle for existence on the fighting fronts as authorized official charged the allies are seeking new theaters of war with the col lapse of their Norwegian position Hitlers address was tn a closed assemblage of 600Q members of the army air force and SS officers corps at the Berlin sports palace Details of his speech iverc nut made pub lic beyond the fact that he eN hortcd the officers to lead the strUEKle for the life or death of t the German people Hitler declared the present war is a fight for being or not of be ing of the German people Authorized German quarters said that all that remained to be clone in Norway was mopping up operation and turned chief atten tion to the Balkans and the Medi terranean There they charged Britain is seeking at all costs lo create a new theater of war Failure of the Norwegian cam paign said the German sources will inspire Ihe British qovern ADOLF HITLER PAGE 9 MnV CARS 1 total of 183 i I new cars has been registered in Wright county since Jan I Start tlie GlobeGazettes Thrilling New Serial HappineSS C O revenge against Gci by Orcn Arnold Starting in This Issue Turn to Comic Page wherever they strike we will I strike back They claimed to see nothing in theattitude of lialy to justify the strengthening of the allied Mcdij tcnancan lect I In these circumstances it was said one can only regard the latest British moves as an indication of determination lo spread the war and find new theaters for allacks against Ger many at all costs many in other areas most is who i to be tinnext Bui said these Inme Urn Is ii llumaiii Givcrc Minister Neville Chamberlain and Jugolavia Or sliiiuW i all be 10 Fiit Lord of the Admiralty Wini gardcd as a srcat blurt In cincr1 tjmdin ston Churchill can be certain that I allied plans elsewhere the whole Stockholm rcporlcd that the allies have completed Ihcir abandonment of central Norway by withdrawing from their Namsos base north of Trond heim keening a ffrip on Norway only at Narvik in the far north ft Thai news shocked allied and icutral Europe Anxiety mounter that Hitler would seek to catch ins opponents off balance by de livering another lightning this time to the southeast Abandonment of the central Norwegian allied bases means that for the present at least Ger manys hold on the rich well pop ulated central and southern its near and convenient air and submarine bases for al tacks on unchallenged except by scattered illarmed bands of Norwegian guerilla It meant too thai Sweden now is a the mercy of the nazis economic ally at least Only the rugged mounlain studdcd and fjordindented north country and the irnu ore port of Narvik where the Fillies are closing in on a small German garrison xvould be left in alliedNorwegian 1 hands Already it was being said in the basis of Irimc Minister Neville Chamberlains j announcement of Ihc Andalsnes the future of his government might depend on Mtiick arrival of Rood news from Norway or some other front The situation of Premier Paul rrynaml in France was believed o he even worse It was doubted lliat his ministry would be able lo withstand mercurial reactions ill the delicately balanced French political structure Thus political a I home i likely io accompany trie i military Lrics mi tiie fighting Miinccs admitted lliil strategic plan of the ;