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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS I PER H I 5 T C f T HOME OUT Of U DC P T of i 1 i vii V AJXJ J THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PROGRESS EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 11940 THIS PAPER CONSIST S OF FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 309 Mason Agriculture Industry Trade and Story Is Told in This Annual Progress Edition KILLS WIFE TRIES SUICIDE British Heavy Sea Loss Listed Wide Plane Raids Made By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Authoritative fascist quarters in Koine predicting that England would probably shout victory and say that Spain resisted axis pressure acknowledged Tuesday that immedi ate Spanish entry into the was not an issue at confer ences Started between Premier Mussolini and Spanish Min ister Ramon Serrano Suner These Quarters asserted that no such pressure had been brought to hear on an apparently synchro barrage of dispatches from Berlin and Rome recently stating that Spain was expected to join the axis as a full fledged partner Wellinformed sources in Berlin said meanwhile that German diplomacy is lending a helping hand to bring to gether the axis partner Japan and her old foe Bus sia in a nonaggression pact While fascists cast doubt on the possibility of a formal RozneBer linMadrid alliance at present the Italian press seemed to take it for granted that Spain could be used an axis base for attack on Gibraltar By this means the cist strategists appaiently hoped to relieyeSpainof a forthright Photos by Lock Symbolic of the progress of industrial MasonCity as pictured in the pages of this Annual Progress Edition of the GlobeGazette are these views at the Crystal Sugar company plant as its annual fall campaign gets under way The upper picture shows a section of the plant as smoke started emerging from the smokestack while an engine pulled in with a traiiiloaci of beets Unloading of the beets from the tlatcars was in progress Vvhcn the lower picture taken against Eng the inevitable conse quence of a Biitish blockade be ing clamped on yet to utilize Spain for an assault on Britains great rock fortiess which guards the west gate the Medi terranean Italian circles in Rome indi cated that Spanish Generalissi mo Francisco Franco intended to keep Spain out ot the con flict nuUUthe right moment Foreign observers tntevpieted this to mean Spain would wail until Britains collapse appeared imminent befoie jumping off the neutrality as Italy waited until Fiance was virtually prostrate Amid this seeming reversal to axis diplomatic coups the British admiralty aclcnowledged that Brit ish shipping suffered Us worst I jolt of the war in the week end I ing Sept 23 with a loss of 19 1 Britishthree allied andfive neu tral ships totaling 159288 Ions or almost tbiee times the previous weekly average A British spokesman said the sea destruction indicating a greatly increased nazi Uboat campaign was part of Adolf Hit lers attempt to end the war before winter The spokesman discounted the lasses however declaring that the convoy system bad al ready filled Englands ware houses to overflowing LOOK INSIDE FOR IS SET AS MASON CITY AIRPORT COST Civil Aeronautics Board Would Develop 85 Ports in Iowa The civil aeronautics boaid con templates the development of a 5290168 airpoit at Mason City One of85 in Iowa as pait of the national defense progiam if con gress makes funds available an Associated Press dispatch from Washington D C revealed Tues day The CAB plans were revealed hi a report to the appropriations committee of the Louse of rep resentatives which already has approved for the start of a nationwide program for the development of apptoxi mately 3900 airports at a cost Of S5ZIS37735 The bill provides the airport fund may be used for land ac quisition and airport construc tion as well as improvements and repairs The Iowa ptojecls could be de veloped at a total cost oE 53B the board estimated Largest project in the Iowa ptogram is 539 ord evelepmenUoi Jh e Burlington The North Iowa pi ejects in cluded itt the program aio as fol lowsr Algona 516800 Charles City Allison GEN GEORGE C MARSHALL Declares Conscripts May Earn Commissions PAGE 2 Iowa State College Plans Short Courses STATE PAGE Reds Tigers Set for World Series Opening SPORTS PAGE hiffhly successful strong defense despite a Great and important as her industries are they do not tell all the story of Mason City Turn to these inside pages for articles of MASON CITY The bught spot in biiiineis Page J Section 4 MASON CITY Fastest growing of Iowas 16 laiger cities Pago 1 Section 4 MASON CITY The music capital of Noilh Iowa Page 8 Sec 3 MASON CITY North hospital ccutei Meicy hospital adds large wing Pago 4 Section 4 MASON CITY A city o parks and lecieation facilities Page 3 Section 3 MASON A city ol home OWIIPIS ftiifl built in past years Page 1 Section 3 MASON CITY A libraiy center uneqUaled in middle Page 9 Section 3 MASON CITY Religious center New chinch unong 1940 achievements Page G Section C MASON CITY Ken buildings eal forward sendee ui educa tion Pages 4 and 5 Section C MASON Placed en an map m 1940 Page 6 Section 4 lowan Sentenced to 1 Wallace Pays Tribute to Senator McNarys Work to Aid Farmer JLife for Slaying of Wife in Des Moines DES MOINES T Simmerman 37 year old res aurant vvorker was sentenced to ife imprisonment in Fort Madi on penitentiary by District Judge S Shankland Tuesday for he slaying of his 20 year old wife The judge m pionouncmg sen ice added that Simmerman iay yet be sentenced to death for ic killing of his three year old KLAMATH FALLS Die Vice Presidential Nominee Henry A Wallace paid tribute Tuesday to his republican rival Senator Charles McNary of Oregon as one republican who had worked for the farmer He told n crowd in a train plat form speech that republicans are not a bad lot and recalled that m he had once been a icpublican 1136 flyeis While Londons millions seemed assuied a plentiful food supply foilhe winter anominous offi cial note was stiuckm the lace ot the bombtoin capital ithclf For the first time all Londbn eu able to do so weie urged lo leav e the city for safer havens in the counhyside The systematic removal of mothers and children fiom the London area was ex tended and Food Minister Loid Woollen announced that 58 emer gency feeding stations had been opened in the capital to feed families bombed out of their homes it was estimated that Londons casualty toll for September totaled 5000 killed and 8000 mately five times greater than the August casualties of 1075 killed and 1261 wounded i Thp cmpue capitals 8000000 found brighter news however when they emerged fiom undei after the 24th con secutive night of airattack to read in their morning newspapers that a new defense system is be ing developed to combat the nazi bombing assault We can hope to stop night said a headline in Lord Beaverbrooks Daily Ex press The newspaper quoted high official quarters that Britain Clarion Decorah 000 Emmetsburg Forest City Garner Hampton New Hampton Osage Wesley West Union if Other Iowa projects are Ames Atlan tic Audubon Blpomfield Bbone Carroll Cedar Falls 500 CedarRapids Oel wein CenterviUe Chariton Cherokee 500 Clarinda Clinton Council Bluffs Creston Davenpoit Den DCS Moines Do Wilt Dubuque 430 Eldorj EJkader 800 Estherville Failfield Fort Madison Foil Dodge Grinnel 500 Gruiidy Har lan Ida Grove Independence Iowa City Jefferson Keo Rudolph J Allen 81 who attempted to commit suicide after murdering his 82 year old divorced wife Is shown In his bed at the Park hospital where he was given medical care If he recovers Allen will face a murder charge Photo by Lock Taik Knoxville Le Mars Leon Four persons were killed and seven wpuiided in north London when the attackers dumped high explosives on a residential sec tion British raideis cut a wide swath over and noilhcin Gei many early Tuesday and forced Berlins millions undeigiound toi five houis and eight minutes tn the longest alaim yet in the nazi capital would soonjiave a complete ans wer to night bombing British figures on planes shot dqwn during September credited the RAF with a 3tol advantage German losses were listed1 as 1 071 planes and 2700 jflyers shot down British losses 319 planes i authoiities said only one bomb fell in the city piopei It in walls of apartment houses and blasted a huge street ciater but therfc were no casual ties they said Thiee British bombeis fell to nazi lire spokesmen said The RAF attacks were leported concentrated on objectives on Berlins outskirts but there wcic no immediate Iepoirts of damage there or in the other industrial regions Attacks on nazi bases Logan Manchester 800 Maquoketa Marshall town Montezuma 313 Mount Ayr Muscatine Newton 500 Onawa Osceola 800 Oskaloosa Ottumwa Perry Pocabon RedlOak Rock Rapids Rockwell City Sac City S219142 Shen andonh S3B500 Sheldon Sioux City Spencer S55 000 Sipuit Lake M8300 Stoim Lake Sluarl Sl47315 To ledo Vmton Washington Waterloo Webster City Williamsburg 516800 on the French carried out coast also weie aVC lr bc infu He hastened to add that he ex from this favorable iivc riori mil in ini i r Londons antiaircraft Arcli nc iieci not iri be inhiimenl who 151 hooked lei blazed inlo arllon in the DCS Momcs inc I and stato lhat youi scmoi senator tie judge taid has no such connection morning as German raiders resumed a series of nijrhtloiiir atlaeks the nazi high command described as The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness except fair extreme east showers extreme west Tuesday night and west and northcen tral Wednesday sllyhtly warm cr Tuesday night and extreme east Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy showers Wednesday and north west and extreme west Tuesday nlffht slightly warmer Tuesday night cooler west and north central Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle slalib titi Maximum Monday TO Minimum Monday nijthl 12 Al 8 a m Tuesday ijj YEAR AGO Mfiximurn V Minimum a HOUSE PASSES PROFITS LEVY Measure Is Designed to Meet Vast Boost in Defense Spending WASHINGTON Legisla tion levying on coiporations in ex cess profits tax of 25 to 50 per cent was voted finally Tuesday by the house The action put congress one notch noaicr an election ve ess which leaders hoped to start this weekend The meastue put into picsent compromise Torm by a joint com mittee after house and senate had passed differing versions now goes to the senate where approval expected Wednesday would send it to the white house In addition to its tax sections it carries pro visions designed to speed up arm ament production and furnish a system of insurance for the na tions fighting men Including a 31 per cent boost in the normal corporation income tax the bill will produce tax au thorities said in rev enuethe first year and about thcrcarier Chair man Doughton D N Cnr of the vvayji and means committee WILLKIE MEETS SOME HOSTILITY Stresses Importance in Democracy of Hearing Both Arguments ABOARD WILLKIE TRAIN ENRSUTE THROUGH MICHI GAN CyWJJfeiidell L Willkie Tuesday met evidences oE audi ence hostility iii industrial Michi gan with a forthright assertion that persons who refuse to listen to opposition arguments have be come nonfunctioning members of society and a menace to the democratic way of life There were scattered boos as well as cheers from the throngs which heard Ihe republican presidential nominee on a swine through Pantlac Flint and of automobile Grand Rap ids the furniture capital At Ponlrac someone loaied tbiee eggs from a building while AVill kie b car was passing thiough the One bliuck the Willkie car and spattered Mrs WilHdes legs md ihoes The candidate frowned Tuesday night the can didate encounteied bimilar dem onstrations at Detroit where he addressed Association of Republican Womens clubs A thrown while Willkie was talking at Cadillac Square Detroit stiuck a woman spectator A five pound waste basket diopped from a hotel win dow fractured a girls skull There was much booing ab well as ap plause for Willkies appeal to the to banish cynicism in American life political party that seeks to retain its supremacy by stirrinp emotions in men so they will not listen to opposi tion hit parly should he defeated by the very people whose minds it scclis lo close Wlllkic said at Flint He lecalled he gicw up in El Wood wheie there were tin plate nulls Never where I have had an opportunity have I failed to give the advantage to labor lie said He recalled that m his first court case he represented a labor union He said that he was addressing BIRS AJLLIE JI ALLEN In bed MNARY WILL OPEN CAMPAIGN First Talk Thursday Night WilLBe Heard in Northwood Monday WASHINGTON ciii VicePreiidcnlial Candidate L begins his flut MRS ALLIE M ALLEN SLAIN IN TRAGEDY HERE Husband Admits Hitting Victim With Hammer Then Slashing Throat We were in the way I thought this was the beat way Lying in a critical condition at the Park hospital Rudolph J Allen 81 rgave this as the motive for murdering his 82 year ofd former wife Mrs Allie M Allen and slashing his own throat with a razor in an attempt to commit sui cide Allen who had been in ill health lor sevciat months told Chief of Police Harold Wolfe and Assistant County Attorney D H Fitzpatrick that eaily Tuesday morning probably at 3 oclock he went to the bectloom ot his di vorced wife struck her head with a hammer until she was uncon scious cut heithroat and then proceeded to slash his own throat V The same confession had been made to Coroner J E McDon ald earlier In the morning when the latter together ivUli police officers Was called to the scene of the tragedy The murder and attempted sui cide took place at the home of a daughter Mrs H H Gardnei 1644 North Federal avenue who had provided a home for both her aged paients Mrs Allen was dead wlien ot ficei aiuvcd at Hie home m Ic sponse to a call from Mrs Gaid ner who said the family first knew nf the murder and at tempted suicide upon coming downstairs in the morning At M M OitKcis round a Mtaight edge uuor lying beside Allen in the diujiig room A hammer found under Mis Allens light side on the bed Alienhart Mopt a usual in 1 bedioora on the fnit floor the house uhic hef husband slept oil a couch in formal campaign toui Thuisday night by ipcaking on the same progiam in Pittsbuigh with running mate WendellLWiUkie The itmciaiy announced by the lepublican nntional committee will be Oct 4 Chicago Oct 5 Minneapolis and Fargo N Dak Oct 6 Minneapolis Oct 7 Noilh wood Iowa McNary will return to Washing ton by way of Des Moines Iowa his remarks to laboring men though I despise such a ticalioii oC our al I plead with you men 111 the great automobile industry men who work in all the industries oE Michigan keep your minds open Listen to what the opposition has to say read what ihey have o say give ma the same privilege And then after you have heard and lead make up your minds Dont let any political leader lead you into the shambles of po litical ignorance and prejudice All I want fiom youvall i ask of any man is a square shake1 It was in Mason City that VicePresidential Candidate Charies L McNaiy would go thiough Jlason City on Ins from Northwood to DCS Moines Irftt1 Monday HufstaderWillBe New Nashua Pastor Allen had been in 111health for several months particular ly since he suffered from a sail bladder attack labt February and rcanlred much care Dr McDonald stated theie io question but what il a case of murder and attempted sui cide and that no inquest will be held The condition of Alien at thehospital was stated as fair The aged man faces a charge ot murder in event of recovery Mrs Allen was born in Chain Lakes Minn April 11 1858 She and BIT Allen were married al Webster City Feb 5 188Z Thpj lived for a lime 011 a farm near AVoolslock following which went to Eagle Grove Thev had lived in Muson Cilv since 1891 The two had been divorced forseveral years Mi f Allen is by daughter Mis Gjidnei with Whom she had made 1m home Rei Ii C Hutand Anna S Tioeiung Rockfoid stader paslor of the Congregationfour grandchildren and four gieat al church at Rcinbeck for the past gimdchildien eight yeais has icsigned liis pasOne son KtMilk O Altfn died torate there and accepted that ot in 1916 and a daughter Mrs Ma pastor of the Congregational Coinell succumbed in 19n eliuich heie lo assume his riutjts The body was taken lo Ihe PaL POV H He will succeed Ihe Rev i leiMm funeral homeFuneral ai K L Haiiscom who lesigncd lo 11 nngemcnts had not been coin become pastor ot the Little Blown iplcled Monday Allen x church when Ihe laic nev Willuim iincmbf i of the Methodist chuich KPnt Viorn ill Kent became ill Wife Calls Police in Order to Make Husband Take Medicine OAKLAND Cal Otis Reese writer re fused to take his pills so Mrs Opal Reese telephoned the police department My husband has a stomach ache and wont take 1he medicine his doctor left Patrolman O Abbott a fam man of wide experience went i J lllllll UL i tukl the house that rnactmcnt ul Rccse home Ihp bill un lo meet a jt ns been tlie sight or due nrert of Ine gincinmcnt for the imiioim Abbott icpoucd foi innic income in Ihrto days oras strode in trip gulped tlottii a dose oj pilh Where struck vilh rtoiiblr force In the early hours clay mornlnir when Ruilolpli murdered Ills and then attempted to commil suicide Strs AHbns on the northeast corner of the first floor ot the house is iiullrated by anarrow Lock photo ciigravltiit ;