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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 4 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT 4 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 7 v L j iTAii j Xy vjr 1WLJ SifcLTllONS NAZIS CLAIM HUGE AIR VICTORY CABINET FACES STERNEST TEST FIGHT FOR LIFE Growing Rebellion in Premiers Party Evidenced by Members LONDON Collapse of the British campaign in centra Norway b v o u g h t Prime Minister Chamberlains cabinet its sternest test of the war Saturday as members of his own conservative party hungry for military success es signs of rebellion Parliamentary sources in dicated that unless a signal success for British arms is achieved before next Tues day when the house of com mons begins an inquiry into the Norwegian reverse the present government will face a bitter fight for its life However an authoritative source declared Britain would continue to fight for Norway greatest vigoi Three Bodies Found in Boxcars This source spoke optimistically the allied chances in the fight for Narvik farnorth Norwegian ore port pointing out that the dis tance of Narvik from the German nir bases will undoubtedly prove to be in our favor It was also revealed by this source that after the French troops landed at Namsos now abandoned by the allies part of Ilicir supplies and munitions were blown up Growing restiveness within the prime ministers party was evi denced Friday night when Rich ard K Law member of parliament for conservative Hull declared that the governments attitude owarcl the problem must be changed before the country is in sight of victory Clement Davies Welsh member of parliament a liberal national and thus normally a supporter of the government announced that he had met with a group of col leagues who had decided to op pose any vote of confidence dur ing the biggest crisis we ever had to face The Manchester Guardian raised its powerful voice to de clare tfiat Chamberlains ca pacity for selfdelusion is a na tional danger in commenting upon Hie withdrawal of troops from Norway What makes the taste ot the whole episode more bitter the Guardian said is that it follows so much shallow optimism not to say boasting Law warned against wide spread and highly dangerous de lusions that the war is going to win itself without loss or sacri fice that time is on our side and that Hitler has missed the bus His reference to Hitler miss ing the bus was a direct slap at Chamberlain who used the phrase in a speech April rive Hays before Germany invaded Norway and Denmark The government critics were put at a disadvantage however by Ihc declaration of Sir lohn Simon chancellor of the exchequer tha the cabinet would put up a united front against political scalp hunters MOBILIZE FOR BUTCHER Detectives Probe Mystery of Three Mutilated Bodies PITTSBURGH police officials of two states taun ted 10 years by a mad butcher who has counted his victims at more than a score mobilized Saturday for a manhunt from Pittsburgh dumping ground for three more mutilated bodies Detectives came from Cleveland home of the madmans meander ings as they did from Youngstown Ohio and New Castle Pa ports of call in a tour of death thai led Friday to a railroad siding near here where three surgicallysliced headless corpses were found in three boxcars The slaughterers trail twisted and obscured by perhaps several months of time apparently traced back to Cleveland where in Ihe Kingsbury run section residents for years have been terrorized by a man with a knife who has killed and cut a dozen victims and left them dismembered in city dumps The trail seemed to follow the rightofway of the Pittsburgh and Lake Eric railroad which skirts Kingsbury run enroute to Youngs town then passes near New Castles murder swamp where a half dozen persons have been found murdered Two of the bodies xmcovered from crude wrappings had been cut into eight pieces by what morgue attendants said was an ex pert in he ufc of a surgeons scal pel or a butcher knife The third had the word carved across the chest in fiveinch letters There were no identifying clues The nude victims iO lo 10 years LOOK INSIDE FOR COUNT CIANO Predicts Nazis to Invade British Land PAGE 2 Mason City High Wins in Clear Lake Tussle SPORTS PAGE Palo Alto Hospital Will Open May 12 STATE PAGE 2 Tons Rifle Powder Explode South Jersey Area Shaken by Blast ON WAGEHOURS Labor Standards Law to Remain Unchanged Through Current Year WASHINGTON Disgusted over a weeklong parliamentary fiasco house members said Sat urday that their failure to agree on wagehour amendments meant that the labor standards Jaw would stand unchanged through the electionyear campaign The feelings of many were re flected in the comment ot Repre sentative Short Here we spend ar gue for seven days and get no where in the end The action of the house is indefensible The 5500000 was Shorts esti mate ot the outlay for salaries and other expenses of the house dur ing committee and floor considera tion of the wagehour problem With some members confused by a scries of rapidfire votes the chamber finally balloted 20r to 17T to pass no amendments at this lime The weeklong freeforall cen tered around attempts o write into law definite exemptions for agricultural operations as a sub stitute for the present exemptions covering only the area of pro duction as defined by the wage hour administration DEWEY ASSERTS ADJUSTMENT IN LOANS NEEDED Republican Candidate From New York Visits Iowa During Campaign DES MOINES E Dewey Saturday told a press con ference in Gov George A Wilsons office that the amount of govern ment crop loans has to be con stantly adjusted so that it does not become an actual purchase or run he risk of becoming a purchase He made tile statement in re sponse to a request for clarifi cation of his remark favoring commodity loans at reasonable levels t i nun me Iiiitl Loans at high figures he said found it almost impossible to shoot igm result in ihe creation a rinum 1 Norway Quits Fight Against Nazi Invaders By WES GALLAGHER STOCKHOLM m German forces sweeping northward were reported Saturday to have entered Namsos port of allied withdrawal 100 miles north of Tiondheim Stockholm newspaper Af lonbladct said nazi troops were occupying the destroyed city and other points in the region deserted by the allied Col O B acting com mander of Norwegian fortes in the central area who Friday asked Germany for an armistice in the district issued a new order Or the day Saturday morn ing in which fie said that effec tive Saturday the fight against the Germans finished Tiie Aftonbladet also carried a report that the Norwegians hail might result in ihe creation of large glut overhanging the mar ket and permanently endangering the piice structure We saw that happen in cotton during this administration and we see that the whole cotton situation today is almost as bad as it wls at the very bottom of the depres sion Vie dont want to see that other presidential candidate said he had heard there was a good deal ot concern about the moisture content in corn sealed under government loan He terms crop loans a method of financing similar to that which the businessman gels from ihe bank If such loans arc pencited to other uses then they become dangerous Regarding President Roosevelts invitation for candidates to offer specific outlines of what hey would do if they were in his shoes Dewey said The president ap parently doesnt read the speeches of Ins opponents Dewey declared that this coun try must not become involved i war either directly or indirect ly I think he asserted that the most important duty aside from getting the American economic system to functioning again of both the present and the next ad ministrations is to make abso lutely certain that no step taken by the United States government will tend to involve us either di rectly or indirectly in war either in Europe or in the Far East down German Heinkel planes be cause they carried armor on the underside One plane which was forced down it said because the I pilot had been struck had sus tained 287 hits Alone ana encircled with only enough ammunition for one day the Norwegian central command asked Germany for an armistice acknowledging the nazis as masters of Norway and bitterly accusing the allies of Incomprehensible mettoa IB n treatiacrwiUmat ihe Norwegian forces The fugitive Norwegian gov ernment which alone has author ity to sue for peace was reported fleeing into the mountainous north country where British French and Norwegian forces still are trying to dislodge a German contingent around Narvik Progress was made in the cam paign to wrest legislation broad ening the Hatch antipolitics bill from the house judiciary commit tee which voted secretly to pig eonhole it earlier in Ihc wee Representative Dempscy ON two months Strong Units From rh h British Fleet Seen Chamberlain therefore will find himself ably defended by m Aegean N such astute parliamentarians as 1 Air Secretary Sir Samuel Hoaic War Secretary Oliver Stanley and First Lord of the Admiralty Win ston incidentally is regarded as the first choice for prime minister in event of a change in the government German warplanes again nosed over Englands southeast coast Friday night and early Saturday Crowds on the clifftops alon r tiniujps aion tlie shore watched British planes and antiaircraft batteries battle the invaders for three hour final ly driving them out to sea FLAX IOWA CITY third an nual news photography hort course will be held at the Univer sityof Iowa June 25 26 and 27 SALONIKA Greece units of the British fleet have been sighted in the Aegean sea off the eastern coast of Greece j crews of merchant ships arriving here reported Saturday They said British naval forces here since the war started had been strengthened Salonika residents nervously awaited developments In the event of a swing of the war to Mediterranean this port would be a strategic prize for cither side it vis pointed nut GROVE N estimated I Two tons of rifle powdci early Saturday i a building of the E I duPont De Nemours company at nearby Carneys Point The blast shook this South Jer sey area for miles but caused no serious injuries or property darn age Two workmen in another build ing 150 feet distant suffered from shock and were treated at a hos pital lo the housc If you can find any way make it more emphatic Ill ne ccpt the correction he continued In other words we cant re main unaffected by the wars conlmuinir It directly affects us economically and socially but it is imperative that ive re main as to men and arms My view is that we must he very careful also lo avoid any involvement by direct financing Deweys party Arrived at the Iowa statchoiisc at p m fol lowing train ride from Kansas City Mo Saturday morning Before 2 o clock n automobile caravan was on its way to Mar force the PLAN ON IESTICORN WASHINGTON towa Washingtons fcsticorn celebration will be held Oct 1 2 and 3 Wendell Willkie Will Speak in Minneapolis Before GO P May II MINNEAPOLIS Minn State republican leaders said Sat urday that Wendell Willkie New York utility official and possible prcsidontial nominee will spent Bishop of Diocese in Chicago Succumbs Is Heart Disease Victim CHICAGO body of the Rt Rev George Craig Stew art bishoo of the Episcopal dio cese of Chicago was placed in state Friday night at St Lukes procathedral in suburban Evans ton He died of a heart attack Friday night The body will lie in stale until funeral services Monday Burial I will be in Rosehill cemetery Chi cago Nearly ISO bishops of the Epis copal church in the United Slates arc expected o attend the funeral i An appearance at a district rally of republican women and confer ences with political leaders also were on the schedule before Dewey returned In DCS Momes Saturday to take a train for Chi cago Sabotage Plot Is Uncovered in Sweden LONDON MThc Swedish raciio said Friday that a sabotage plot had been uncovered Stockholm with the finding large quantities of more than 100 bombs in in oCj There were unsubstantiated re ports tiiat British fleet units were now engaged in a heavy bombard ment ol Narvik It was reported also that the bombardment was to cover the landing of some ex pert French Alpine light artillery unils who were charged with the task of eliminating highperched machinegun nests built bv the Germans on the hills around Narvik It was indicated the allies were now making an intensified drive to gain complete control of Narvik lo establish a base there The French war ministry an nounced that the allies had sur rounded a force of between 3 000 and Germans at Narvik and that the Germans position was desperate Whereabouts of tlic British ex peditionary foice which sailed away from Namsos Thursday was unknown Some credence was given by military observers to re ports that at least part ot the troops were to be landed farther north and the Norwegian Tele graph agency seemed to bear Ibis out with a terse statement that allied troops have landed safely at other ports Though the main Norwegian resistance bad collapsed there was evidence of some continu ingguerrilla fiRhting against the invaders Reports reaching Stockholm said one Norwegian volunteer force of HO men had ambushed a Ger man detachment of 400 bout 100 miles south nf killing 115 wounding GO aid taking many others prisoner But Ihe fight was over for most Norwegians Disillusioned soldiers gave up their arms on the Stcink jer front one of Ihe last sectors abandoned BO miles north of Trondheim allowing mechanized and motorized nazi legions to pour into bombbattered Namsos in the wake of the retreating allies German domination of Norway left Sweden cut off from the western powers and apparently in jlmc lo fa I under joint German soviet influence particularly in trade matters since Sweden nosv has no other guilds BRITISH REPLY GERMAN REPORT IS FANTASTIC Berlin Says Losses Inflicted on British Navy Occurred in Allied Retreat From Namsos BULLETIN LONDON Wellinformed British sources Sat urday night described German claims to the sinking of a British battleship and other war vessels by air bombers as of the fantastic character to which the public is fast becoming accustomed Germany officially reported Saturday D1JVi wtirplanes had sunk or badly damaged nine British warships and transports including a battlesliip and a heavy cruiser sunk in concentrated attacks Friday off the Norwegian ports of Namsos and Narvik DNB official German news agency said he announced successes show conclusively that supremacy of a fleet no mutter how can be broken in the age of air war fare wherever the farreaching arm of this new weapon strikes forcefully like lightning Saturday night after the high i to the already announced sinking of a British battleship the British navy which yesterday had picked up the allied troops ielreating from Namsos has suffered severe josses through incessant attacks of German warplanes The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday scattered thunclershowers extreme west portion Sunday afternoon or nijlit warmer Saturday nifht and east and south Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy warmer extreme cast cooler northwest Saturday nighi pre ceded by light local showers northeast Saturday afternoon Sunday partly cloudy cooler near Lake Superior followed by showers west portion in after noon or at an invitai I publican central committee to NOT TO PROBE BLAST arTllC FCd icuii uuieau of Investigation Sat in clav said it will not investigate IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday in Xichl jj At 8 a m Saturday n YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum 45 Rain Q WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO W Weather out look for the week beginning Mon day Upper Mississippi valley Show ers Monday and again about Thursday and Friday consider ably warmer in the main but somewhat cooler about Tuesday Northern great plains Periodof scattered showers about middle and at end of week otherwise generally f1j temperatures near or slightly above normal 21KilJedT25HuTr as Bridge Collapses Under French Train PARIS nrr One heavy cruiser of Hie York class was bit by two bombs arid set afire The ship sank within 30 minutes following many ex plosions Another cruiser was also hit by a bomb and parts of the ship were thrown into the air One destroyer got a hit from a bomb of medium caliber and stopped fireimmediately and listed The ship is presumably sunk Another destroyer got several hits and was badly damaged A merchantman was forced by the air force to enter the Trond ncim port at by The enemy naval unils Narvik were also attacked German planes One battle cruiser got nits and his guns were made in active One cruiser was set afirr ami a transport ship got a direct hit of a medium caliber bomb Naval handbooks do not list a York class in the British navy but the cruiser York is a vessel of BL50 tons which nor mally carries GOO men Official Germany already had been jubilant over the announce ment of a major stroke in the sinking of a battleship when the new claims were advanced The vessels of the Queen Eliza beth class represent an investment of approximately at Hie rate of exchange prevailing during their construction between ay when u bridge collapsed under a railroad train between Vallon and Urcay Flood waters had weakened the blidge The locomotive and three front coaches of the Parisbound hah jumped the rails as the train crossed the bridge An official statement said that 10 slightly injured persons had been brought to Paris The undersecretary for public works and the director general of the state railroads went to Ihe scene to investigate to louse I i investigation Sat1 SOLDIFK IS Gt Several foreigners were reported j the wowrirr invrcstiSaic i ROUEN France rested j bast at Carneys j Bicdin French s The announcer sid acts of of f murder GUILLOTINED France Emilc soldier charged ucl robbery of a iw was guillotined lay in Bonne Nou Vessels of Hiis class if which there arc five normally carry JI2I tu mcn Thr class includes the Queen Eliza beth Warspilc and Valiant each liilalinc rOfiOO tons and the Barham and Malaya each of 11100 tons li was announced also Saturday that iu enemy submarine had been sunk by i pursuing German Uboat after it had been sighted naissancc plane The location was not disclosed The high command said the bal Itejfiip sinking actually took place Thursday but that it had withheld ihe news in order to give Winston Churchill first lord of the British admiralty a chance to say it German authorities said that numerous hits were scored on the battleship during the attack which tiic communique said was carried out by divebombers but H was thought that one bomb must have struck the magazine That alone it was said could have caused he flames which wrrr reported li have shot up over feet into theair After hc ilouds of smoke dis appeared said the high command communique was nothing ;