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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HIST NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVU ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS iULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 1940 THIS PAPEU CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 31 COVENTRY BADLY DAMAGED IN RAIDS STRIKE STARTS AT CALIFORNIA PLANE FACTORY Employes Take Action in Demand for Higher Minimum Wage DOWNEY Cal Aircraft company employes man ufacturing military planesfor the United States andGreat Britain struck Friday cnei the refusal of the company to yield to demands lor a higher minimum wage The strike officially was im posed at 7 a M when 1500 members of the overnight shift went off duty The work ers members of the Aircraft Di vision of the United Automobile Workers Union CIO affiliate immediately formed a picket line around the plant The unionists filed oul ul the plant on the southeast outskirts ot Los Angeles in an orderly man nei and took positions m the picket line Theie they awaited aunal of about 2000 daytime em ployes who weie to them A sheriffs tadio eai patioiled the area about the factory but there was no demonstration As the employes left the build ings loud speakers blared that the strike on and issued instruc tions for establishing the picket line The pickets fell intoline slowly No one attempted to pass Company spokesmen said that the walkout of the en tire personnel of halt plane production They At clined to comment immediately on ihat course they would take because they Insisted they never had been notified offi cialiy of the unions action A numbei of executives re mained at the plant all night in an effort to avert the Walkout a spokesman said and were will ing to Negotiate up until the last minute but could not contact the union Union denied anyllth hour overtures had been made First labor trouble to threaten military plane production since the national defense program got underway the strike followed two months of contract negotiation of Which the wage minimum clause was the only controversial point The strike came two hours after Lyman Sisley U S department of labor Conciliator said he had been to reach union officials to inform them that Vultee still was willing to carry on negotiations and less than 13 hours after the national defense commission take vigorous action in the event of a strike Iowa Shooting Scrape Ends All Night Vigil lTrAD rn 1 CEDAR RAPIDS fP Two men one an unidentified appar ently crazed tramp were dead and two other persons wounded Fri day in a shooting scrape which followed an all night vigil in which the tramp for 12 hours held four adults and two children at the point of a gun near Luzerne Arthur Knoke 32 was shot staiitly in a scuffle which begun i in a Vinton hospital without ve at 5 a m when his sisterMrs John Liddlc 29 surprised the cap tor by throwing a comforter over his head Mrs Liddle shot iuthe back and her lather William Knoke U shot in the headmay recover Turning tiie gun on himself the liamp fivetl a bullet into his right gaining consciousness About 35 years old the tramp went to the Liddle home about A p mThursday All niglitbe held a gun on the four adults and two children demanding 5500 anil asking them where John Hayes j had gray r was No person by that name lives i Sheriff Ja i in the vicinity lmough le eartand died inI temple and died three hours luer The familys captor atebuttered Minnesota Drift Is Death Trap crackers during the night Ho al lowed the children to run about the house tmd forced the older a boy of eight to keep the fire go ing The tramp weighed 100 pounds was 5 feet 10 inches in height hair and blue eyes y B Franklin of Bentoni county Friday was seeking clues to his identity GREEKS REPORT SUDD EN THRUST ON NORTH LINE Main Lines of Italian Supplies Threatened by Move en Koritza Nazis Claim Fires Caused in Factories BERLIN fleet ut uioie than 500 German warplamis u tacking the historic Englist city of Coventry was reported by the Irish command Friday Aj A mother Mrs Clarence Tretbar and her daugh tcr 3Iinn residents were rapped in their stalled auto by two other children survived if if if Minnesotas Transportation Facilities Are Near Normal Bodies of MoreDuck Hunters Found Death Toll in State 53 15 were frozen to death when five Franklin i blizzard near Slankato Minn The father and HOCKADAY HURT IN GUN MISHAP Local Man Loses His Aim as Result of Hunting Accident MINNEAPOLIS UP T hc Weatheand transportation and communication facilfties neared normal in Minnesota Friday in the wake of an Armistice day blizzard that took ar least 53 lives in the state A cold Wave lhat has chilled the northwest with zero tempera tures since the snow storm struck with unexpected fury late Monday was scheduled to abate late Fri day The bureau reported that a mass of warm air was mov ing across the Dakolas and Would I reach Minnesota the lattci pait of theday acnl Meanwhile tiatipoitalion oo j Investigators said that the air the highways and laihoids ipI Wednesday MmiUu U one pioached noimal Most lughwajb I30 upon JIiss Grace which blocked by the heavy snowfall were open lo traffic ASSAULT PROBED Similar Cases Under Inquiry for Clues to Cambridge Youth CAMBRIDGE Mass ords of similar cases were checked Friday by police in an effort to obtain a clue to the youth who kidnaped and Assaulted Mrs Hith wife oC a Harvard law school stu Spain Puts Ban on News Sent by Relief From j Cold Wave Is Promised DES MOINES weather bureau Friday promised welcome relief to lowu from a cold snap brought in by Mondays that has set new cold weather rec ords in many sections of the state Fair and warmer weather is in store the bureau said with mini mums Friday night not expeeled to go below 10 or 15 degrees Thursday nights four above minimum in lies Moines set a nnw record for the day in weather bu leau annals The reading for Nov It was six dc giees setin 1883 Coldest spot in the st ite ThUiS day night ivas Mason City 1 below Iowa Falls iepoited i be low N IcmpDidluies Fuday rooming I sntj which also is known is still averaged about 25 degrees beSante Quaranti and as Porto Edda low normal for Hie stale as a I It is one of the main ports lor whole supplying the Italian1 armies best the mercury could do Thursday was a 24 degree maxi mum at Dubuque and IDavenpurl Skies were clear in ailbut Ue extreme western edge of the stale Friday and no precipitation was reported in the last 24hours lo have caused terrible desolation and i monstrous fires1 in war factories i md warehouses j Nazi sources claimed that the i British airplane industry had been SALON1CA Greece a crushing blow by the raid sudden forward thrustby Greek on Coventry troops on the northern front wasi Jf described in Greek dispatches All large and small airplane Friday as threatening main lines j factories at Coventry were dcs of supply or Italiantroops on the Albanian front if Tlie nazi planes bombing Covj entry in what was said to be the greatest attack in the history of aerial warfare1 were reported to have dropped more than 2200 pounds of lush cxplosives cach making a lota of more than 1000000 pounds in addition to 70 000 pounds of fire bombs 1000 DEAD AND INJURED LISTED AFTER ATTACK Thousands of Bombs Leave Wreckage Like That of Earthquake COVENTRY UP Squadron after squadron of German air planes divebombed this ancient industrial city for 10i hours in anattack which ended early Fri crihed here as virtually wiped j day leaving least 1000 casual ties and wrecking the town as thoroughly as an earthquake V Thp survivors of the nazi air fury Friday wandered through broken streets and row after row of houses and buildhigs arict directed the tt a number of motor works airplane factory targets tmd oilier The lues fed on iiu mateiult in the communique shattered to matchwood rubble by the explosion of thou sands of bombs The history of this present day induslrial center of 167000 popu lation dates back to a medieval past brightened by Ihe famous Hde of Lady clad only 111 said and tould be seen i lai i liei golden hiuj rfs the Lnglibli Clianncli riiclay it had joined the Possibility of Drive on Gibraltar Raised American correspondents in Spain were for Friday to send out news dispatches beginning next Mon day in reprisal for what officials siid American refusal to al low the Spanish Official news agency EFE to operate in the United j EFE pronounced ayfay is exoectedlv ithe foreign service of the ciiil news agencyEFECifra The ban embraces the Asso ciated Press the United Press BERN Switzerland Span in Albania Naval sources reported that Italy Was emiounterlnir great difficulty in transporting men and material across the Otrauto straits from Italy to Albania because bf the British and Greek naval and aerial attacks The number of Italian trans coast The high command said that the German air force attacked munitions aiid one ttoyal Air Force supply depot gas works and other targets in towns of the Midlands as well as scoring three hits on the Dover radio station man Greek sources said that their troops had pushed to within a mile or so of Korllza the Wg Italian base 12 miles within Albania and that the main road from the Koritza sector lo the sea coastmight soou be under Greek artillery fire The Greek advance The macks wprf primarily to sever tiVi road ap commmrt pcared likely tomake the Italian command said positions on the KoriUa front un tenable dccoiduig to received here The road runs fromthe Koritza zone to the pott of Aghloi bai rom of such targets of the Gei liiftwaffe as Warsaw and Rotterdam All night long the attack con iiKied relentlessly Nazi bombers roared over in formations tliat swooped in divebombing every three minutes released their cargo of explosives and zoomed again to head back to a home base Literally thousands ofhigh explosive bombs and incendiary missiles rained upon hospitals churches hotels theaters banks stores offices and block after block of home s of Coventrys thousands ol factory workeirs and middle class families Friday it seemed tliat every street in the city was pocked by bomb craters In same places the bombs Hat fallen so thickly that it was almost impossible to tell where the street once had been j and where the rows of little house j hat stood air minisj Observers could stand on Ivy said Friday night that Royal i streets far as reduced it was reported These sources said also that the entire Aegean sea free of Italian naval craft except for a few sub marines and that the Greek ish Foreign Minister Ramon SerJ naval vessels were patrolling the rono Suners trip to Paris wasicoast unmolested I interpreted here Friday BE raising i One of the greatest advantages j wiiich the British have gained as Well informed saicl thati German bombers had inade fierce raids on London Coventry and ports recently has been drastically other importantmilitary objoc tives in England Thursday night in retaliation for the British raid on Munich during the nazi party celebrations at which Adolf Hitler spoke last Friday resultof the Italian invasion of anew of an axis drive against the British strongt hold Gibraltar guardian of the j Gfecce is the establishment of an Mediterraneans western entrance j air base on Crete which reduced Serrano Sunerleft Madrid un the distance British bombers night for Paris accompanied by Baron De Las Torres chief of Protocol and military aides There was no ex and the Broken telegraph and telephone wiiet to southwestern Minnesota weie befog lepaiied Atthe same time the blizzards death toll continued to mount In creased traffic hazards resulting from the storm brought death to Thomas M Olson bank cashier at Elk river and Esther Andreasen at Duluth Searching parlies have recov ered the bodies of three more duck hunters who lost their lives on Charles Hockaday Last Mississippi mei upon Miss Grace Sullivan 33 ot Cambridge Oct 13 Both were accosted as they entered their autos in front of their homes foiled at gunpoint to duvc lo Spot pond and in Stonchain bound toot and attacked hand Mis Earle was hospitalized Both Mrs Earle who was mar ried three months ago and Miss Sulivan were released by their captov in Somerville and were or dered to drive off while he dis appeared on foot Mrs Earle quoted her captui as mg Dont squeal Youre he fifth the New York Times Chicago Tribune The newspapers and sgeniies mentioned are those with regular and staff oncspondcnls in Madrid The ipisoti gncn hut the United States government hicl re entidiKc foi couc of the Spanish agency EFE the agency luid planned to send to Ameuca jnd that LFE iiad been lefuscd pei misiion to set up an office in the United States planation as to the purpose of the LOOK INSIDE FOR must tly miles to Italy by about 50C RAF CLAIMS BIG FIRES STARTED LONDON Boy Recovered From Paralysis Intercedes in Fight for Mother State street lost right as ihe result of a huntingaccident Thursday afternoon when heac cidentally discharged his auto matic lepeating shotgun i The accident occuiicd on a Jaim about MX niiles fiom Rock foid between 1 30 and 2 o clock With Mr Hockaday at the time of the accident weie H W Conovei pietident and gencial manigei pi the Webster Brothers Conover Manufacturing company and Sam Bowers foreman with the com pany 4 Two armeis on whose land the men were shooting helped get him stalled for Mason City It took nearly two hours to get Mr Hock aday to the Meicy hospital whete the arm Was amputated The Mason Cityans said that Hockaday was a good sport through the whole ordeal The liocn body of Joe Ilk Win dicoveied nn Fountain City island Clothing Workers Ask Peace Parley Reopen ATLANTIC CITY N J The amalgamated cloth ing woikeis of Amciica Fuday demanded a icsumption of Idboi peace negotiations and put for ward a resolution which will ask the of industiial oigdtn 7ations lo curb the powers of its future president Insinuate Premier of Egypt Was Poisoned 32 Ships in Convoy of 38 Attacked by Nazis Reported Safe LONDON more ships from q convoy of 38 vessels at tacked by a German raider in tiie Noitn Atlantic last vceK j etched poit safely blinking tot 32 the number of vessels whicn escaped while the armed British i merchant cruise Jervit Bay fought the attacker the admu alty announced Friday So far can be asterI fan hi the raider four sh ROME iPi Italian newspapers insinuated Friday that Egyptian PremierHnssan Swbry Pasha who lolldpicd and died at the open ing session of parliament Thurs day poioneri by i tigent foi lofusmg to lend Lqpt into ji HKainst lUilv McDcimott 43 WHS vccovering fiom inflicted W Ambrose bdibei Indciyal n lios laccii Police bet Beit Douglas siid by 1 jedi old Dal las Tuckci iLccnty an infantile paralysis victim who interceded in a quiiVrel between McDermott and his landlady Mis Cola V The boy Douglas dcclaicd uicldcd a mop to end the quauel at the dinnei hoiu Thuisday m the Tucker flat Mrs Tucker complained to of ficer Douglas ait McDcrmott hadbeen abusive Her son Dallas wasone of Waterloos first vic ot infantile paiiilvsis Aug ust Executed for Slaying Wife Social Leader PAGE2 MUS RICHARD T iiAJlLE and assaulted JUSTICE FRANKFURTER 38 i WASHINGTON Court Feliv Frankfurter i eais old Friday The founci Haivdid luw professor who succeeded Jan 30 1939 lo the by the hite Justice Ben iauim Cudowj nltnndcd the session of ho court at noon Hawks Invade Irish Battlefield for Upset SPORTS PACK Iowa Business Hat Slow Upward Trend STATE PAGE Drag Spirit Lake to Find Flyers Bodies SPIRIT A stateTish hatchery crew Friday stalled dragging operations in Spirit Lake in an aUempt to locate an army plant which fed into the chilly waters last Sunday Three flyers died in the but onlythe bodyof Lieutenant Robert of Fredericktmvn Mo has been recovered The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday Warmer Saturday and in nest and central Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night Sat urday fair anil IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather siatis Maximum Thursday M above Minimum Thursday night 3 below At 8 a m T above YEAR AGO Maximum 6S Minimum 39 Extended Forecast Extended weathev forecast for the period from P Nov 15 tn G30 P inclusive Upper Mississippi pcTalure bcluw norl and Sunday but rising irend be Sinning Saturday rising to nor iiliil by Monday with above norI inal tcmpcriiturc indicaled therei utter Period us u whole about nurmal or slightly jibuve Vrccipi latiuii liclit iiiul below avcrasc with tlie eye could see every houseon both sides had betm dirinafied or blasted to bits bv Air Force bombers started great fires visible miles away in a devastating attack on Gcrmatl j bombs railroad stations in Berlin Thursi fn the heart ol Coventry there day night1 Mmitl al night a Fidjj nghliadio IMcnci itcalhcchaibt ma poitcd thit tho Deutchlancl teipiecc of the light md I uev endci station sucldculs bioke oil jothn Its icnlid lov ei lose lUf bi6adcdl fuim Ocunan nit i feet fiom ihc before 7 J3 tu The announce1saicl Ulc stcitum closini n an indication that British agaiii were Germany and ut an untisually early hour The attack on Berlin the chief assault of agreat night of air activity by the British in which RAF planes ranged from the Arctic port of Narvik in north ern Norway to Lorient France where theGermans have set up a new siibmainc base Railway the chief RAF tarset in Berlin the aiimin istry aid HIGH COMMANDS OF AXIS MEET plainly tups of marker visible over the low roof houses iind factories Iiidd thit spattcieri anrl pofkmarhcd still stood but thr rest of the cathedra was a pile of mortar glass timbers and dust the towers foot Rescue workers ruMiing into the stricken town from the ad joining Industrial cities of the western midlands a region tomparablc to that of Pittsburgh or northern Ohio In the United States the town looked as though it had bren shaken Pieces hy an earthquake f inany t them i about uith the of hnse stuckcn by Jitoplr tiagt BERL1N 11 Heads of German and Italian high com mands met Friday al Innsbruck and palled without any hint of he subject of heir coh othci tlun the German nous agency s sUtemcnt that thc had military discussions about tiie joint conduct of the war1 Tiie conference brought tojclhCL helra Kcitclis i com1 clv tlie mind couldnot vet thcl cumpichcnd Some stood in r M rcr i 30 P M CST Marshai General Wil M Nov 20 chicf of tlie few of then household Kood from j buuuiij home jmid the lam ot bomb uul huipncl duimg the houis bcfoie dawn Otheis poked aujul ui Hip jumbiccl wreckage OfiwhHl hati been thcuhomcs lookiii for some fpw articles wliich might be tative sources did no i there deny that the Greek military situI mere ation wastakcii up bul they re plmc marked thiit German diplomatic relations with Greece were un chiifigrd fridiiy nicy iiitl Enemy aircialt were reported fainFridiiy attcrnoon over tiic lidliiiKlsdistrict but after the night and early hiprn4 reports of enemy little nv ilo precipitiitiun II Then rimany ullici con eustcrii lowu southern ccriiiiis whichthe senoral uujuju iuu liiiutr siiiiK IOU b 4i ST i V from the convoy with a Wu tcnU y ls lhi has a of one o 7 j illtlcr lul helpagainst Hie Gr flOO tons still is unaccounted a communique said Foreign News Analyst storj between the j meelini of the German and Ital commands in Innsbruck isasked That he needs it uracntly bania on a 100mile front and there ii a ycry real threat that they may cut off southein Al bania Conceivably tlie Italians could be trapped there as was the B E F in Flanders British warships ami planes liuve hampered Italian supplies anrl reinforcements in the Slrait of Olranto half of capital no rim Greeks me vc ships rr rciioilcd to lie maimed and base ot Taranto victims of Brit ish aerial torpedoes That Hitler will helphis axis partner must be taken for grant ed not because he especially wants to rescue II Duce from the Greeks but because the axis is slipping badly in the Mediterran ean It is in the Mediterranean and Kiisf that this war nriy be the naval j won or lost Here are life places lo watch for un axis counterstroke 1 A German march through Bulgaria and possibly southern Jugoslavia on Salonika to cul off Uit Greeks now on or over the Albanian border If this lakes place the Germans will be cure fill nnt tn embroil Turkey for llic lime bcinc because Hitler and Kxjssias Molofov seem tn ha c on gradual persuasion of j luivc ulcnly lo say abom from then I T r unlessthey can lie drawn IUuough eastern Jugoslavia This away which leads to presents extreme difficulties of 4 The possibility ol tlo long distance nnd terrain and docs not expectedGerman on Gib seem feasible valtar throucli docile Spain not licmcnclous rcuitorccincnt ol i only to clruw Brilish n1vii and the Italians m Albania by Gcri power away Greece ami troops proceeding tlirbuRli i but in Mcdilcnxm Ilalyiuid across alic Adriatic The Iran ami prnml tlir xis lo Uuihcl British navy and air fuvcc would tlirir offciiMvc un iwcv tiimlltcM luiildlins in base ments of Ilicir iiomrs and biuk yard jjardcn shelters were forced lo HPC roni tlieir ltousesulicn liiLLndiary bumbs slarled huitct iiCN that leaped from house lo lionsr Many liinilic litcir iiouscs yv tnx made way to public air taitl sh Hornby crashed clown on tour such shelters taking a heavy toil of life but authorities salt more persons IwoultMiave been killed had they stayed in tiicir homes Ni icporlsiiid ica tod ivliiu dain had been indicted uuoa tisr aircraft and industrial clabiimoiitN uhich employ iht bulk of CuvcnlryV population ;