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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1940, Mason City, Iowa DCS WolNES IA COMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THl BRIGHT SPOT VOLXLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDUNITED PHES5 FULL LEASED VVJRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 1940 NO 27 WILL THERE Peace in His Time i Blizzard Halts Plane Search Heglua 7 North Fefleal avenue Is only In second grade atMcKinley school but 6 the base douffhbby monument on the courthouse law m y IOne r celebration ot Armistice day in Mason CUj Monday Neither was ibere any celebration over here The reason was different however In Mason Cilj the first snow of the season forced cancellation the parade and program On the European continent Hitler ruled afld activity centered around the fecond World PhZKayena5 RUMANIA TOLL RISES STORM CANCELS LOCAL PARADE Most Extensive Program for Years Called OffSalute Is Fired A heSvy lain which tuined into the falls first snowstorm made it necessaiy to cancel the parade and program scheduled as part of 1he Aimistice day observance In Mason City Monday The piogram planned jointly by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign WHLS to havebeeh the most extensive1 held here for many years consisting of a parade of veterans draftees and a number of othei patnotic 01 ganizations as well as an addiess by Father J D Mahohey o Ne vada With Armistice d4y having been made a national holidaj veterans had procured the co operation of mercantile estab lishments in Mason City who closed for the day With continuing ram tuimng to snow as the meicury plunged from 33 at 8 a m to 23 at 9 a m lew peisons wcie on the streets At 11 oclock sniveling figuies Fedcial avenue heaid the the national guaid fn ing squad followed by taps bkm n by Frank Law Plans for Memorial Rites for Chamberlain to BelVlade Died Amid BomWd Wreckage of Dream for Peace n Our Time LONDON foi a pub lic memorial in Westmimstei being arranged Monday for Neville Chnmbeilaiu who died Satuiday amid the bombsticun vvieckdge of his dioam for Peace in our time1 The tail lean statesman whu led Britain from the Munich appeasement through the first eight and onehalf months of uith Germany resigned as prime minister May 10 after the British withdrawal from Nor May and stepped from his last cabinet post little more than a month ago an exhausted ill man He died at 530 p m SatuVday at his Hampshiie countryside es tate wheie the grounds near tms lamblmg 16th century home have been pockmarked by nazi bomb craters He was 71 At the wish of the family his death not announced unttl Sunday parishion eis at the neighborhood chinch bad piaed foi his iccoveix At seivices the H R P Tungham said m eulogy NEVILLE State street and Pedeial avenue vijere traffic was stopped foi two minutes The veterans then marched to the doughboy statue Those whose mempues went back to the first Atrnistice 22 yeais ago remembered that it was at 11 o1clock that the guns ceased firing on the westein front of the fust Woild While the claboiate Mason City God and no one has worked haider for our peace al though his work seemed a failure it vvasa grand failure That and the press piaise of Chamberlain aSan honest states man who did his to save peace attempting criticism of the results of his policies were paid publicly the fivst tributes vvniie inc Lmuuiaie iviaion Llly Armistice day program vvus can Geoige VI and Queen Eli celed plans went ahead for the headed the list of many celed plans went ahead for the one Legion and V F W spon sored event that the weather wouldnt interfere a dance at the Clear Lake Countiy club Monday evening This dmce is the public j The fust now eaucd the can cellation ot the Clear Lake Hampton Armistice day game and paiade at Clear Lake Showing of the movie Which Way America1 which was to have been shown at the G2cil theater immediately following the Armis tice day program for studentsof the high school and junior college was also cancelled because of the weather It is possible that an other free showing for students willbo arranged it was stated by members of the America First Committee sponsors of the film mois in political cncles of new changes in the gov ei nmcnt U suggested tluit his long time asiocirtle Loid Halifax be shifted fiom the foicign office to the India office Theie tiie labor ite Daily Heiald said hc would hc piobably bettei qualified than anyone to heal the piesent lament able bleach with Indid These lepoiis also mentioned Wai Secietary Anthony Eden who broKC with Chamberlain met the appeasement progum av tho pos 1 sible successoi to Loid Hahlax in CRAFTTHOUGHT TO HAVE SUNK IN SPIRIT LAKE Drifts of 2 and 3 Feet Deep Reported Stories Are Checked SPIRIT LAKE of midFebiuavy intensity Mon day tuined back beaicheis who hoped to find tiaces afan auplane believed to hav e crashed and sunk in the vvatcis of Spnit Lake Sun day night High winds drove a heavy snowfall into two and three foot drifts throughout the lake coun try here and visibility was re duced to less than 100 feet forcing the searchers to put their motor boats back to shore Coionei B W Jones and Shei iff J L McQuuk who made a complete circuit of lake shore cot tages Sunday Anight said that ail the icMdents on the shore told the same story About p m they heaid an airplane cueling close tothe giound above then homes The of the motor was loud Sud denly it stopped and in a iew sec onds a huge splash was heaid Then silence An army plane eoroule from Minneapolis Minn to Fort Crooff Nebi was scheduled to pass over this section of Iowa late Sunday afternoon about that same hour It is many hours overdue It Fort Crook no traceofjf has been found The coroner and sheriff vlio have been in communication with army officers at Fort Crook said the latter expressed the opinion thai the missing plane might have crashed into the lake Heavy lam md high vuncl had leduced visibility over the ale when the ippoited clash uas heard Aimy souices said that the missing aimy plane was piloted by Lieut Robeit M Flange of Fott Ciook There were believed to be two others in the plane The coioner and sheuff who have abandoned the search be caube of the blizzard said they believed additional men flora Fort Ciook may be sent here to help look for the ship Coionei Jones said that the estimates given by lakeshoie resi dents piaced the spot where the splash occuned in the center of the lake at the noithcin tip where the is 30 feet deep IVhen he ami the sheriff were searching in a boat Sundav night he said both believed they coulil smell oil or gasoline on the Hater near the spot hut sighted no wreckage Thq OH oner Mid eveiyone who heaid the sounds vias positive that the motoi was that of an auplane and not a lughpovvered motorboat Roy Groggan of Esthciville who lives on Sandbar beach on the eastern shote of Spirit Lake was one of the fust to icpoit the occurrence bnow Cold Wave Sweep In on Iowa DES MOftMES Iff Winter picked Aimistice day to huii its bolt dcvvn on lovva plummeting temperatures to the 20 degree below normal mark in northwest section piling up nowdrifts vvith howling winds Sunday jnghtb cold lain which blanketed the state tuined into snow ovei the entue western half Monday The fitbt belowzeio tempeia tuics of the season were predicted for noithwcstein Iowa Monday night At Lake An an plane was believed to have Clashed into tfie vvatei seaicheis tuined back by a bli tliat was dufting a snowfall mated unofficially at nearly a A tiong wind whipped the lake directly fio rathe north and isibihty was leduced to less than 100 feet The weather buicau srfid winds leaching 40 mile an horn velocity blasted the snow ovei wcstein Jowa but the fall in mobl sections was light Foil Peck Mont icpoiled the c6ldest leading m the nation 17 below zei o At Dodge Cits Katib the mcicuiy dropped fiom de grees to 12 degrees with an inch of snow and at AmaiiHo Tex fiom 68 to 18 degices e inches of snow felt at Spiuigfield Minn Hamilton Former GOP Chief to Be Wed to Mrs Mason of Tampa TAMPA Fla J ft n e Kendall Mason ot Tampa and John D M Hamilton who re signed as executive director of the republican national committee Saturday plan to be wed at Mn Masons home heic in a few diys They announced their engage ment and approaching inarriase Sunday night aftet aiming fiom Washingtonbyplane Mis Mason socially pi eminent in Washington obtained a divorce in Tampa seveial weeks ago fiom DEMOCRACY TO SURVIVE SAYS F R IN SPEECH Predicts People Under Modern Dictators Iron Heels Will Rebel WASHINGTON voiced faith in an Ai mistice day speech Monday that democracy would MiUive jnd piedicted that the people under the iron heels ol modern dic tate s or modem oligiiichb would ebcK 1 for one Mr Roosevelt said in J speech bioaclcast from Ar lington national cemetery do not believe that the eia of demooiacy in human affairs cdii or will be snuffed out in our lifetime I foi one do not believe that mere foice will be successful in steriliz ing the seeds vvhien had taken such fiun loot as a hnibingei of belter lives for mankind I for one do nol believe that the world will revert cither to a modern form of ancient slavcry orto controls vested in modern feudalism or modern em perors or modern dictators or modern oligarchs in these days The very pcple under their iron heels will themselves rebci Standing m an ampithealei near 61 the unkriovvn soldier the piesident denounced unpatuotic eftoits which he said had been made by some Americans since the World war Uimake us believe that the sac rifices made by nur own nation wlioliy in In 1914 he said u definite ef foit had been made m a pait of the woild tp deitioy democijcy LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR KEY EtTTMAN Chairman of Foreign Relations Group Dies PAGE 2 Geneva Dedication of School Tuesday STATE PAGE Hawkeyes Plan Upset for Powerful Irish SPORTS PAGE Ambassador Grew and Jap Official Confer Roosevelt continued to substitute foi it the docliine that might makes right Thp attempt failed JJ yeais Gcoige Grant Mason a mcmboi oj i A hundied yeais fiom now Mi the Civil aeronautics boaid I Roosevelt added histoiians say that the World war preserved the new order of the ages foi U least a whole gpneia lion and that if the axis of 1918 had been successful m military victory over the associated nations iCbiitincc on behilf of democuicy rn J940 uould haic been impossible America therefore is proud at Us share in malntainlnc the era of democracy in that war in which Me took part America li proud of vou who ever will be proud UP dispatch from ToUio said Monday that United States Ambassadoi Joseph C Grew had confeiied two hours Sunday with Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka al Malsuokas letjuest Immediately aftei the dispatch was icceivcd ShanghaiTokio telephone con nections were disrupted The telephone company said comvnu1 Todiy Mi Roosevelt continued We recognizecertain facts of HERRING NAMES HIS SECRETARY Senator Announces He Will Recommend Her foi Des Momes Postmaster DES MOINES Senator Clyde L Herring it an nounced Monday be willrecom mend the appointment ot Miss Edith M Johnson his 39 yeji old secretary as postmaster of Des Moines She will become acting postmibtci ibuut DecI Senator Heriing aid Miss Johnbon uill fill Ihc vacancy caused Oil 3 by the death of L S Steve Hill The appointment oiild gn e the poison icceivmg it a lifetime job under civil service commission piotection accoidmg to provisions of an act passed by last summei An open examination is required by the law Miss Johnsons ability as sures her of a place among the upper three from which the ap poinlment must lie made the senator added I am sure she will be appointed Pobtmasteis aio named by the OIL WELLS ARE WRECKED TOLL MAY BE 2 Transport System Torn Up Villages Erased by Quakes By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS BUCHAREST uakes without equal jn the wnt Jn history Rumania ravaged ic nazicontrollcd oil wealth of ic kingdom Sunday and Monday oic up the tiaribport system nocked down buildings and veighed piofpundly in the iclablc militaiy futme of south astein Euiope At least 1000 to 2000 peisons vcie dead the mjutcd and home ess uncounted and new shocks aiolonged the terror and increased lie desolation The greyclad soldiers of Ger many who have poured into Rumania for weeks for a pur pose known only to AdolE Hitler became In a few quivering sec onds rescuers firefighters and guardians of what order was led Oil fields on wliuh Hitler has counted for the fluid which mechanized war cannot be waged were licked by flame and itteied the sphiiteis ot their uoodon dcnictis The laits and biidges and loads aver which the Geiman tibops have been moving south and cast and west ttuough Rumania were twisted and split apait No cue knew what had hap pened underground to the dark deposits of oil In some places Where oil never had been found before it oozed through fissures In he ground Indicating a widespread shifting of existing Jiools In one area near Plocsti sulphur fumes spewed from giant cracks ptesidcnt and mcations uould be out all because the tensor says the phone is out of oidoi and cannot We recoenizecertain facts of United SUtes be lepancd until Tuesday on 1940 which did nut exist jn 1918 Maine postmistciMnn coiiiit ot the Aiuusticc holiday need foi Ihc elimination of j annual silaiv of S7008 iggieiMv c need foL x n of lience and then tic huge appicned bv the The DCS Moie of Rumania was laid waste than would have been desor litcd in many months of wai and reports reaching here told ot damage also m TuiUey Sulgaiia and Italy and catastiophic conse quences Whole villages were eused Raging fues bumecl in Rumanian oil fields Masses of buildings weie levelled in Bucharest of millions of dollais of damage was done to pioperty Thousands of peisons were injured and othei thousands left homeless and tei loistnckcn Again jat midmoining Mondyv eaith tremois shook this capital toppling balconies anc adding to the death lists which gicw steadily as communications were reestab lished with piovmces where vil lage after village leported fatali ties Sunday Explosions and m the tuins of in apartment house where nearly 200were entombed killed an undetcimined numbei of non guaid rescue i Smiting gasoline tanks spat nimos IhiouEh thr He said he and Ins family all DIE OF ALCOHOL POISONING prnalB messages to the family Duung his illne1 they iccentlj an houi at his bed side Official tributes awaited the next session of parliament vilien Chamberlains staunch friend Winston Churchill who suc ceeded him as prime minister Will speakin his Honor along with other senior statesmen IJndei a heading Hc Seived Britain the Daily Mail said Mon day Neville Chamberlain will be remembered as a sincere high the foreign oftice heaid the sound of the cncling beat loudly into then Then the ouTid lialtcd abruptly Theie ueie t few mo plane cabin cupied cabin wlieie the icsidcnts 1 aKo icpoitcd sbundf Pat Bolkcrt nealmg and Parker Dun ham hunteis twho melting tiap lines at the noith end of the lake placed the time of 1he splash at about 640 p m Both said they heaid it leaiiy shoitly after the sound of the ail plane motoi Mad Neithei ua1 dbc to see tiuough the rain ie pro of democidcies must be gieatly improved in oidei that we may obtain those pui poses In almost every centuiy of le cordcd history he said people have thought they were cieatmg some land of new aider of the ages but that he believed we cin piopcily that in 2 500 years theie have been only a few new oidcis in the development of human living under a thing called government bieakug down of bauicts in I the UKC of a lust cl ix nnsl moic cicely knitted office paving iniic th m SG 000 thc falc r trapped outside I ccd foi icbtoung honoi in thci yearly such as Des the I ot meicly of 3 statement of cduca lion and bubincs 01 expeiience qualifications suiubiiify Miss Johnaoa ha been Sciudoi Groggaiv said he idn outside I need foi icstoiing lionoi I but could see nothing Then he viitten and spoken woild lan dov n a load to the next oc iccognue that the The Weather Hen ings puvkte tecietary imce July 14 1924 when he was picsi dent of the Herring Motor com pany here Duung his two teims as Eovcrnoi she hcived hie con1 fidentiai secretaiy and continued ia the same capacity attci Ins election to the United States sen ate in 1936 Only America Pauses for Armistice Day Observance v v v f v v v x v x v A minded steadfast statesman His successes and his failures all sprang from one abiding to serve right in serving Britain The Times said of Chamberlains efforts to reach a peace under standing with totalitarian leaders nfiviwrsorsr TC moi r r Wc knSvv now that what he MINNEAPOLIS Fnattempted noman could have day Joseph Arnold 64 and Geoige achieved but against organized Edvaids 0 resident of MisMon cv 1 UIM wluch hc was ta raim at Medicine Lake bought contend the which he dtd a quart of dcnatiued alcohol used 1 foi his countiy will slunc in tU an anliiicozc foi automobiles Ismcoioitv inmo nd moie stiongi tuitions I Bv UNITED PUESS Glue cvciy yOtij since 1918 I millions in Euiope paused on Nov 11 torconuiitirorale theAVorldwar armistice But not todaj Only inAmerica was iicie ob servance ot Armistice day Every year for moic than two decades the ancient bells spoke solemnly acioss the European countryside the w h i r of ma chines in fac tories and the creak of wagon for such Monday they were dead of alco holic poisoning iy is the Chamberlains death rcvwod ru wheels on dusty roads came to a sudden stop Every year at the c 1 e v c n t h h 6 u r of t h c eleventh day of the cl e v c irt h m o n t h cntiie piiycd in hick lemcm shiupnel fjit But not today Theie was no time things Monday This of an umistice that uas to silence guns forever came on tho wings ofwaibeyond the conception of the men who diopped their guns on the cumson earth 22 yeais ago The eleventh hour struck Mon day but was unheard in the deadly diri To stop even for a minute could mean the difference between victory and death One minute A womans hands take 10 more smoothnosed bombs from the conveyor belt at Coven try One minute A sweating stevedore hurls a hundrcdweignt of gram ashoic at Liverpool and never once looks up to see the bombing planes against thesky One minute A pilot dives live brancc of the millions long dead 1 now on fields once bright with icios the ctouds jcars ago a numbed Mloncc settled ovei buiopes bat tlefields and out of that silence came the ciy of vvcaiy pcoplpthat tlic tall unhappy old JoieslGreece and all f received the Bhiitlder undc LIU VIM luiinuiiy rcccivea me emisj siiuaaev undci nun v hitl piomiscd peace in Udrics of defeated Fiance seeking of another wait OUI time in nrrnctvin in II F xt oui time lay dead in an that was locked by the blast of In 1918 an obscuie corpoial lay ona hospital bed in Pomerama and blushed with burning rage and shama that the German miljtary might had cracked and republicanism had arisen in the reich In 1940 Adolf Hitler Ws burn ing shame forgotten told Geimany and the world that he was the hardest and most absolute ruler it had ever had and that this war would be won without com In 1918 Marshal Ferdinand sit in a railroad dining car in gloomy Compiegne forest and dictated the terms on which de feated Germany might sue lor an to n uimisuce in the name of hdl Menu Philippe Petam who had been at Kochs light hand in Frances day gieatest en t jt wo yeais ago a Vienchmim nanjed Georges Clem enceau and a Welshman named David Lloyd Geoige who destined to see disaster come again ciushcd a bioken Geimany to the earth and circled her with aimed foes that the might never rise again In 1940 Germany over ran the the imminent Nineteen bundled ami eighteen1 was a yesi of hungci and hope of levolt agamst tlic past and I rejoicing in the future Babies bom that year arc grown now continent and bound France to In 1918 peace came to Europes little people such as those ofthe Balkans They thought thatwin had brought them to the threshold of a new eri i Today tlic puuor of avoid complete dclGicat Butnm and the 1x1 tovvaid a showdown m In 1940 Hitler stood in the I the mountains of ivAlbania stiuctioti Then h a n d s touch the con trols of bomb ers over Berlin of Uboats lurking off Ire land of tannon on the moun tain roads of Greece of machines fvciyuhcie turning out weapons foi war Perhaps beyondthe deadly puff of antiaircraft shells and beyond Inc submarine torpedo sights here vrll figairt thr ancient Maximum of a friendly world Minimum But not today Precipitation FORECAST IOWA Cloudy to p a r 11 T cloudy Monday night and da occasional snow flurries in northeast portion much colder Monday nisrtit with a cotifwave in east and central portions colder in cast portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Cloudy and colder with occasional light snow Slondaj night possibly heavv over northeast portion Monday afternoon and Monday moderate cold wave ex treme cast Monday nifht Tue cloudy occasional light Minn slightly colder extreme cast portion IN MASON CITY GlobcGaiettc v rather stalls Maximum Sunday 45 Minimum Sunday night 33 at 8 a m Mondas 35 t30 inches Noith icceivcd a drench ing lam totaling 218incliei up to 8 a m Monday puttinga damper on Armistice day At 9 Monday morning sleet and snow were observed YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum g The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 4S Minimum Saturday nlithl 39 Al 8 a m Sunday 40 Rai inch YEAU AGO 07 ;