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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HAH LOM E R HIST WEU 4 ART otPr of CCVP DES MQl VE3 I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOC1ATEB PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY kTHE BRIGHT k SPOT 4 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 14 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 188 6000 GERMAN PLANES TAKE PART GREATEST BATTLE Commander Orders Cessation of Fight Against Invaders LOSS IN FOUR HOUR ANKENY BLAZE Roaring Fire Razes Half of Business Section of Town ANKENY roaring four hour fire destroyed half the An keny business section early Tues day causing an estimaled 550000 Joss Five stores covering a half block area were burned to the ground The stores were housed in a series of twostory buildings in this small town 10 miles north Dos Moines The following were demolished Lambert meat market and tracery store Georje Thompson harness shoy J A Henj Wright by Mayor Fred W Wright Sexton cafe operated by J VV Sexton Margarets beauty shop Equipment and stock in most ot the buildings was completely des Iroyect No one was hurt The fire was discovered al i m in ihe beauty shop where it was thought to have originated It was well under way when dis covered The Ankeny volunteer fire de partment of six members under the direction of Fire Chief Gene Shepperd fought the whole fire with two threeinch hoses and managed to keep it from spread ing to nearby buildings Chief Shepperd said he had called the Des Moines fire depart ment but that he was informed that Des Moines firemen could not go beyond the city limits Flames shot several hundred feet into the air showering the spectators and fire lightens with sparks and ashes Tanks contain ing heating or bottle gas kept in several of the stores exploded as tne fire raged Throws Wheel Lands in Creek Former Minneapolis Official Stabbed Natural Death MINNEAPOLIS Minn The coroners office listed former Police Chief William J Mechan as a victim natural causes Tues day Meehan died in general hospital after treatment of a knife wound Deputy Coroner G W Calierstrom said an autopsy disclosed the wound was not serious enough to cause death Meehan 60 died of cirrhosis the liver and ruptured throat veins Callerslrom said Mrs Meehan who had been questioned by police was released shortly after the autopsy was com pleted The Weather FORECAST itliHon Smedley Buren avenue southwest narrowly escaped drowning Monday afternoon when a wheel came oft from the car he was drixine and the car went over a 12 foot embankment and landed bottom side up in the Wiimclwga river cast of Mason City near the bridge on Highway No 18 The accident occurred about oclock in the afternoon Smedley was rescued from Ihe car by Leo Fitzgerald 419 Polk avenue southwest and nas taken home by police Smedley received a minor chest injury Officers from the sheriffs office investigated the accident Lock photo Kaycnay engraving Emma Goldman Famed as Anarchist Dies in Canada Had Urged Young Men r of United States to Oppose Draft in 1917 TORONTO Gold man 71 the anarchist who was deported from the United States 20 years ago because she had urged young men to oppose the World war draft died Monday night Miss Goldman suffered a stroke in February and was im proving until a few days ago A brother Dr Maurice Gold man and a sister Mrs Stella Vallantync both of New York were at her bedside Another sister Mrs Lena Cumminffs lives in Rochester N Y Born in Kovno Russia Miss Goldman came to the United States when she was 15 years old She became a Rochester factory girl married but soon left her husband to espouse the tenets oC anarchism and soon was known as Queen of the anarchists Miss Goldmans marriage to Jacob Kersncr of Rochester ended when the men convicted of re sponsibility for the haymarkct bombing in Chicago on May day 1836 were hanged This inspired her devotion to anarchism She Kent to New York alone to M uumnian uvi preach anarchism and reached the Russia Britain and found Kus cliniax of a troubled career when sian communism as unpalatable as FORMER IOWA EDUCATOR DIES Shelton 80 Once Simpson President Dies at Pittsburgh INDIANOLA ser vices will be held here at p m Wednesday for the Rev Charles Eldred Shelton 80 form er president of Simpson college in Indianola who died Monday Pittsburgh Born at Mount Pleasant Dr Shelton became school principa at Dcwitt in 1885 He taught Hire years at Western Normal colics in Shenandonh before going 1 Burlington as superintendent of schools in 1B93 He left that post in to become president of Simpson a position he held until 1910 He held later Congregational pastorates at Scranton Pittsburgh and Germantoun Pa and Ports mouth Va EMMA GOLDMAN her speeches had inflamed him to tlie deed Miss Goldman lived in France Cloudy and cooler Tuesdaj nifht Wednesday fair rising temperature west and northcentral portions MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy ram northeast and extreme east early Tuesday night cooler Tuesday night except near Lake Superior light to heavy frost near western boundary Wed nesday fair with risins tempera ture IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum in night 57 Al X n m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 0 Minimum the United States government sent her back to Russia in 1920 with 100 other radicals after she had served a two year prison sentence for conspiracy to urge the peo ple ot draft age not to enlist Her first speeches espousing anarchism were delivered from Ihe sawdust covered floors of saloons in New York Citys Yorkvillc section She found a companion in Alexander Berk man and was living with him when in 1892 he went to Pitts burgh and attempted to kiil H C Frick then manager of the Carnegie steel plants with a bomb that didnt explode and then with a knife and pistol was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and com mitted suicide in Paris France after his release Emma Goldman carried on fur anarchy Leon Czolgosz who shl and fatally wounded President McKinlcy in Buffalo in 1901 said American capitalism and left lo live in France then in Britain She married a Welsh coal miner James Colton whose only effect on her life was lo make her a British subject and hence free to live anywhere in the empire He stayed in Wales and she rarely visited him She often quoted a line from Ibsen You should never spit in your own face When she left Russia disgusted with commu nism which she attacked as fer vently as she did capitalism she was offered asylum in Austria by Dorothy Thompson then a news paper correspondent She was told she could stay in Austria if she would not express her views I wrote back that I was ready I lo spit in the face of a prime minister but that I wouldnt spit in my The ynid i Once when asked as an nnar Chis h o w do yon feel about speaking in a church Miss Gold man she replied Whats wrong with a church CENSUS SHOWS NEW INCREASES Waukon Strawberry Point and Winthrop All Have Gains Three northeast Iowa towns Tuesday continued the gains m population reported by the fourth district office in Mason City Wau kon county seat of Allamakee has increased from n population of 2 526 in 1930 to 2959 according to the preliminary report issued Tues day Strawberry Point in Clayton county rose from 1128 to 1225 in the 10 year period and Winthrop in Buchanan county from 496 to 543 the preliminary report showed onviction of Weltha Is Reversed DES MOINES Iowa supreme court Tuesday reversed ihe manslaughter conviction of 1 a r i o ri Weltha in Hamilton county but left undecided the propriety of obtaining intoxica iion blood test evidence without the defendants permission The court based its decision on the point that the blood sam plewas taken from Ucltha in voluntarily while he was un conscious in the operating room of a hospital and by the Ham ilton county coroner while the hospital was located in Story county Weltha was sentenced Dec 17 1938 to eight years in prison fol lowing conviction by a Hamilton county jury Three persons died as a result of the accident which occurred on Easter Sunday April 17 1938 on highway 69 two miles west of Randall Virginia and Victoria Urbajch of Swaledale were amdngtht Assistant Attorney General Jens Grothe said Tuesday that in his opinion the question of the val idity of the blood test in Iowa i stilt unsettled The fourt pointed out that Dr W B Lewis by virtue or his position as coroner was a county official o Hamilton not of Story county The hospital where Ur Lewis look the blood sample was located in Story City We are not called on the opinion said to decide whether even if he had been coroner of Story county he would have been justified It might not be out of place however that neither in the statutes nor in our decisions do we find warrant for what was done The court found that the coro ner is not listed in the statutes as a peace officer nor was Lewis acting at the time under the warrant of a magistrate have here then a situa tion where a volunteer without legal authority and without ex pressed or implied assent intro duces himself into an operating room and takes from an uncon scious patient a blood sample o be used to make or sustain pos sible future criminal prosecution We are not disposed lo broad en the rule to permit an invasion ot the person of a citizen under the circumstances disclosed by this record The court further found that no one testified that the defend ant was intoxicated While some witnesses said they smellcd liquor on Welthas breath at the hospital a larger number the court found testified to the contrary ODDSTOOLONG DUTCHARETOLD BY WINKELMAN Abandon Fight to Stop Destruction Leader Says in Proclamation By CLIFFORD L DAY United Press Staff Correspondent AMSTERDAM Gen Henri G Winkelman is sued a proclamation Tuesday ordering cessation of fighting on the main defensive fronts in Holland The proclamation called for Dutch troops defending Rotterdam and Utrecht to cease resistance to prevent destruction of the Cities aricTTTeeaiess Joss of lifer The oniertb the troops on those two sectors and an of ficial announcement that the blackout o the nation would be discontinued appeared to leave no doubt that resistance was ccasintr although Win kelman said that the tiifbt would go on against the Ger mans in Zeeland French Concede Fall of Sedan in Meuse River Fight Thousands of Allied Tanks Armored Cars Airplanes Engage Nazis From Belgium to Sedan Ky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROY PORTER PARIS French city of Sedan in the fortified zone 10 miles below the Belgian border probably has been taken by the Germans a French military spokesman con ceded Tuesday as the fiercest battle of the war developed along the Meuse river Thousands of allid tanks armored cars and airplanes Zeeland is a peninsula and small islands off the coast just north of the Belgian port of Antwerp and it was indi cated that the Dutch would continue to attempt to defend that sector to aid the allied defense of the vital port of Antwerp The Winkelman order said that the fight to save Rotterdam and Utrecht must he abandoned to pre vent destruction of he two chics and lo avoid unnec essary bloodshed said it very part greatest battle of all times in all countries Claims 14 German Planes Occupants Captured by Dutch LONDON Dutch official who arrived Tuesday told of 14 big German transport planes landf The ing at the airdrome between the the tc Hague and Rotterdam believing it from Americas to Protest Over Nazi Invasion WASHINGTON Unit ed States expressed Tuesday its willingness to join the other American republics in a joint dec laration of protest to Germany over the invasion of Holland Bel gium and Luxembourg The state department told the Uruguayan government which originated a move for a joint dec laration and the Panamanian gov ernment which communicated the Uruguayan suggestion to the oth er republics that the United States would be glad lo join with Uru guay and the other republics in i such a declaration A state department nole added lhat this government was in full agreement with the draft of a text for the joint declaration of protest Maintain Ibis attitude as written by Uruguay have to be stiiTRiiclcvecl to the Germans according to the radio broadcast The Holland radio broadcast came after hours in which com munication with Amsterdam had been fragmentary but there was no indication that the Germans had gained control of the station Germany has been bombard ingRotterdam and Utrecht and defenders arc almost certain to be annihilated the order as broadcast over the Holland sta tion said To save the inhabitants nnd to prevent further bloodshed f hold myself entitled lo order all troops concerned with the defense of those towns to abandon Hie fight and keep order until Ihe regular German troops arrive The battle in Zeeland still is going on I order all measures which have been in force until now to be continued in the above named districts The Winkelman order appealed to the people to remain calm I anneal to the population to maintain a Kravc and worth v attitude lo compel the respect of the enemy the broadcast said Your attitude has been above praise You have beer fighting against heavy odds and against a strongly equipped army but Sedan abandoned by civilians probably lias been taken a French military commentator admitted s v if French dispatches estimated that the Germans were using from 000 to 7000 airplanes on the Belgian front with Liege being subjected to incessant bombing since midnight Monday Charles Moricc military com mentator of the newspaper Petit Parisien said in his daily review that the four cilies oC Liege Na nmr Dinant and Sedan seem to be attained by the enemy The high command earlier had acknowledged that the Germans gaining momentum in their sweep through southeastern Belgium had crossed Frances northern border Its communique disclosed that the German advance was part of a push which carried the nazis to the Meuse on an 80mile front from Sedan north through the Belgian town of Namur to Liege key point in Belgiums eastern defenses Heavy fiKhtintr started Mon day iiiffhl and continued Tues day along the Meue line lo which French and Belgian troops fell hack on strongposi tions in a strategic withdrawal At least 2000 tanks on the two sides have clashed in combat Artillery has been brought up on both sides In Belgium the line extends roughly from Liege through Na inur and Dinaiit to Sedan LOANS IS VOTED WASHINGTON house reversing itself voted Tuesday to provide for farm ten ant loans out of reconstruction fi nance corporation funds Three months ago the cham ber refused to increase a 00000 fund provided in a pre vious measure The senate haw ever insisted on the increase and the house agreed to chansc its position Tuesday by a roll call vote of 197 to 153 The 550000000 is not a direct appropriation from Ihe treasury iTini it f i bul loaKd o Hie sccTclaiy IlkelJ that a large of agriculture by the vcconstruc of the Netherlands lion finance cornoraliou for re lending In the house meantime farm groups sought approval of n 350 000000 RFC farm tenant loan pro gram which the senate added to the 1941 farm appropriation bill Proponents of the provision ar gued that it would nol become a drain on the federal treasury since it would be financed by RFC Op ponents contended that a loan even though marie by i federal agency doing its own financing must be considered federal li ability your attitude has been worthy of a Netherlander HOSPITAL IN FRANCE HIT WITH THE BRITISlr AIP FORCE in France German planes bombed a hospital in a French village on the Marne killing a number of patients RAF sources asserted Tuesday In ncldi A 1 o n K the frontier another battle zone is forming on Ihe salient from Se dan through Montmedv and LoiiRwy elcar to the Moselle river Northwest of Liege all of whose forts except one the French sav are still holding they declare the Germans have bucked a stone wall of French mobile units French military sources de clared Ihe clash of armored cars was a victory for French ma terial They described German losses ns enormous A Kreat battle was reported developing for the possession of Brussels capital of Belgium The Dutch high command re ported that a German drive at sources asserted rucsnnv In drive al lion to the patients isothcr vili Vlli1 dam across Ihe lagers were killed Zee which holds back the The sources said that a number sci1 has bfcn pulsed of maternitv eases uorr in tim i of maternity cases were in the hospital on which the RAF re ported the German bombers re leased four explosive and four incendiary bombs i forsct you are al tale department released though it is very hUcly a real of a cablegram received i part of the motherland will hav government o Uruguay to be given up to the enemy One of the explosive bombs was said to Iiac landed in the hos pital garden and destroyed an cn live building and damaged others Never j Three adjoining houses were set afire 1 Many of the victims RAF stmr j cos s a i d were school children School books said to have The French conceded the prob ablcj fall of historic miles inside the French border in the fortified FrancoBelgian de fense before Frances Little Maginot line ex tension to the North sea It was fierc lhat France suf fered her most disastrous defeat i nf Hie FrancoPrussian war In 1870 j The Mritijii acknowledged lhat I nsixi blitzkrieg legions were driv ing through southern Holland to j make the situation there cx trcmely serious for the allies ;