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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST MCtf ART THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SiCTJONS SECTION ONE NO 222 Details of A SWEEPING RULE IS ADOPTED AT PHILADELPHIA Would Deny Certain Delegates Rights in Future Conventions PHILADELPHIA Pa sweeping rule denying any dele gate representation in future re publican national conventions to congressional districts that do no poll at least iX0 votes for the party ticket was adopted Satur day by the republican nationa committee Buying of Delegates Senator Daniel x emunitteenun for Delaware who told reporters if would take about 75 delegates away from southernstates unless they be come increasingly active to get out the republican vote Other committeemen said j would clean up a situation ir the south by making it impossible to buy up delegates Under existing rules each con gressional district is allowed one delegate regardless of the vote polled by the republican ticket in prior elections and an additional delegate if the party polls 10000 Donated to MacNider Campaign Turn to pace 12 for first of series of stories on the republi can national convention by W Earl Hall GlobeGazette man aging editor who is at the scene of the big political conclave to report the dramatic develop ments from the viewpoint of Mason City and North Iowa The first article djals with a S600 contribution to the MacNider campaign by his cement plant employes and Mr Halls esti mate of the standings of the re spective candidates for the presi dential nomination at the eve of the convention which opens Monday votes in the district The amended rule would require a district to poll 1000 votes in order to get the first delegate Hastings said the amendment had been under consideration for years but leaders had been unable to get the party suffi ciently interested to put itover The national committee adopt eo a number of other rule changes after formally approving the teTn porary convention roll of 1000 delegates including delegates who had won contests Other rule amendments proved were 1 Presidential nominating speeches to be limited to 30 min utes and four seconding speeches of five minutes each for each candidate The rules committee first had proposed 20 minutes tor each main nominating speech 2 Extending thc rule permit ling a bonus of three delegates at large from each state casting a majority vote for republicans in presidential elections to conces sional and gubernatorial elections m off years This applies to fu ture conventions 3 Increasing the delegate repi rcsenlation in future conventions from two to three for Puerto Rico and the Philippines to bring them lip to other territories and thr District of Columbia and allowin a bonus of two additional delr Katcs for territories sending H rc puolican delegate to congress ap Nazis French Again Sign Pact in Armistice Car with French in the historic 1918 pictured at left in the forest of Compie lerinf mfcr chosc thc cr c ference because itwas there that Germanys darkest hour of conference Gen Maxime igan wno r fee meetmg HIoS of the others are dead The railway car a cir or the The Weather Press Hunt Huge Nazi Battleship Damaged LONDON air minis ry and admiralty said Saturday that Germanys 2GOGOton battle ship Seharnhorst has been torpe doed by a submarine and bombed from the air Thc series of attacks causing considerable damage A German destroyer also was torpedoed a communique said and two German fighting planes seeking to protect the previous ly crippled Seharnhorst were shot down in the battle off the Porwegian coast Three British planes were lost Berlin said 13 British planes were shot down The communique was issued aft er official statements told of Brit sh air attacks on the German oc upicd Willemsoord base in Hol and where two ships were re ported sunk a third set afire and naval supply storehouses dc troycd The admiralty alsi issued a tatement saying that a large Ilal an submarine had surrendered to British trawler The submarine surrendered to ie trawler Moonstone in the Gulf f Aden after a gun battle in which the Moonstone scored a di rect hit thc admiralty said Chase and Wildhack Film Comedians Die HOLLYWOOD UK Charley Chase 47 and Robert J Wildhaclc veteran comedians of the within a few hours of each other Thursday Chase famed for his ability to play two comic roles m the same picture died ot a heart attack Wildhack who sneezed and snored his way to for tune m movies and radio died of a pulmonary ailment FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day and Sunday local showers or thunderstorms likely slight ly warmer extreme east Satur day night not so warm Sunday northwest and northcentral por tions MINNESOTA Showers and local thunderstorms Saturday iiieht and probably east portion bunday partly sloudy Sunday sllshlly warmer along Lake Superior and extreme southeast Saturday niffht and along Lafee Superior Sunday cooler Sunday extreme south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette tics Saturday Maximum Friday minimum m Night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO maximum Minimum Rain weather statis BO 71 SO 76 18 17 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO out look for the week beginning Monday Upper Mississippi valley and northern great plain Not much precipitation indicated during week temperatures will avcraee about normal or slightly below of Rock Falls Bank Bandit ROCK and Cerro uordo county officers Saturday were drawing the dragnet tighter elusive bandit who robbed the Farmers Savings bank at Jtodc Fals of an estimated S700 m cash late Friday morning Officers said they were tiacins lottips on the identity of the lone bandit who escaped after being followed for more than 70 miles by two Rock Falls men Although Jurtner details were not available Saturday the officers believed the job was the work of an amateur Riifus Wilkinson t i e bank cashier was informed of the bank robbery while he was in the courthouse in Mason City He could scarcelybelieve the news at first and went to thc sheriffs of fice where the report was veri fied Only a week previously he had cai ed his son John at the bank and asked him how are things going Oh weve just had a bank robbery replied his son jocularly One week laterth joke developed into a truth The bandif John Wilkinson said was extremely nervous and his hand shoot as he held the gun The youth thought the bandit was joking when he first ordered him to hand over the money and turned away from him The gunman reiterated his order pushing the gun bar rel against the Wilkinson boys stomach Overlooked by the lone bandit was 5350 in cash which was in the vault The gunman was short stocky and his overcoat was wrapped around him evidently in an effort o conceal his features ni cvor forget him John Wilkinson said Friday afternoon would recognize him instantly it I ever saw him again He re gretted that he and Hansen did not have a gun with them for so close were they to their quarrys car lie said that it would hav been comparatively simple to shoot at him a student at the University of Minnesota is home lor the summer vacation period mtm were in Hansens car a 1939 V8 sedan Wilkinson esti mated that both cars were travel ing at a rate of 80 miles an hour during the chase Last Call for Census The books for the 1940 census of Mason Citv arc ilmut tn be closed Are you smo yon and your fam have been count IS FATAIXY INJURED WILLISTON N Dak mo Brown GO was Uillcd iiitfnin y balurday when struck by automobile driven bvA Ander son Park River Minn Have You Been Missed CENSUS ENUMERATION OF MASON CITY IF SO PLEASE REPORT YOUR N VME NAME ADDRESS Number in Fnniify Mail r turn in to the census office in thc Maon Ciiv Iiostofficc or 1honc No 127fi BULLETINS WASHINGTON Secre tary of State Cordcll Hull said Saturday that all of the 20 Lat in American republics had agreed to this nations proposal for an emergency consultative conference on new western hemisphere problems arising from he European war WASHINGTON Wi Presi dent Roosevelt nominated Maur ice Francis Donegan Saturday United States attorney for the southern district of Iowa BERLIN high com mand Saturday announced that French soldiers had surrendered in AlsaceLorraine DIES WHILE WORKING STORM LAKE Vtj Colc about 45 clothing salesman from Milwaukee dropped dead ot 3 heart siUixk while display 111 merchandise in clothing store here Krklay 000000000 APPROPRIATION PASSED BY US Congress Virtually Cltars Calendar for Recess for Conclave WASHINGTON an ex traordinary burst of activity con gress sent appropriations bills totaling almost and a defense tax meas ure to the white house Saturday virtually clearing its calendar for a weeks recess for the republican national convention The only item remaining on the iatats the reeeis ft defWencT bill ctrryimr for tntn inr workers for national defense Industries Quick final action on this was in prospect The senate completed congres sional action on the tax measure which raises the national debt limit from to S49 000000000 lowers personal in come tax exemptions and raises various income and excises levies to produce a new federal revenue of approximately 51000000000 Exices tax increases will be come effective immediately upon the presidents signing the bill Income tax changes will aftecl returns on 1940 earnings and will be payable March 15 1041 The appropriations measures passed were A supplemental emergency defense measure last of those recommended thus far by Presi dent Koosevelt totaling 913908 The money would go for planes tanks Runs and other munitions and supplies A relief bill amounting to Sl Ia7711357 and including funds or noncornbniant training of the Civilian Conservation Corps An appropriation for the labor department and security agencies Divulged FRENCH LEAVE FOR PARLEYS WITH ITALIANS Compiegne Negotiations Last 27 Hours Details of Germans Dictated Peace Remain Secret From Compiled Cable Dispatches France signet Adolf Hitlers dictated peace Saturday reports irom Gompiegne forest said A i PNB news said in a dispatch from Adolf Hitler s headquarters that an armistice had been signed with France at p m a m CST in Com piegne forest agency carried this official statement The high command announces June 22 at p m German summer time a GermanFrench armistice was signed in Compiegne forest however is not effective until sixhours after conclttapn of the French Italian armistice Freich delegation was reported leavinir immediately for Rome to negotiate with Premier Mussolini Until that time and possibly longer terms of the French German armistice will be withheld the radio commentators S31Q The Conipiegiie negotiations lasted 27 hours and 20 min utes Iliey were conducted in several sessions between the amounting to pressure The behind the ap ropriations grew out of the fact that the present fiscal year ends at midnight Sunday June 30 Thus if congress was to be away all next week funds would have o be provided for starting off the lovernments new fiscal year on July 1 The senate sent he defense measure to the white house after agreeing to a conference report previously adopted by the house The bill carried funds for 3000 lew army planes 3000 Rolls loyce Motors to be built by the vprd Motor company and for un pccified numbers of tanks guns mmunition and supplies it Funds also were included io tart work on 38 new fighting hips for the navy and to permit he federal bureau of investigation o expand its force by 500 agents o combat spies and sabateurs The house approved Satur day a compromise draft of the SlOOiOMWM defense tax bill and sent it to the senate for fi nal legislative action This brought congress a top nearer to a weeks recess so lat republicans may attend their artys national convention in hiladelphia Shortly before the action on ixes the house approved a com rormse version of a 81777000 00 defense appropriation bill The lax compromise worked out Friday nicht by a senate house conference committee omitted senate Provisions for an excess profits tax and for levies which would become effective upin a declaration of war 7 Hurt in RAF Raid Near Berlin BERLIN persons were injured and buildings damaged in the vicinity of Berlin Satur day in the first air attack of the war on the Berlin region DNB official German news agency said thc buildings hit included a hospital Ttto civilians were injured slightly at Bremen hy ex plosive and incendiary bombs DNB said w Two incendiary bombs which struck near the railway station in Babelsberg n Berlin suburb dam aged a garage and automobiles nnd wrecked an automatic tele phone system Babelsberg is Germanys Hollywood home of the big UFA studios and only a few miles from Potsdam A third incendiary bomb land ed in n street of the suburb which is about H miles from thc center of the capital No injuries were reported and termed thc damae immaterial Four planes described by offi cials as British were reported driven off by antiaircraft lire before any effective bombing ould be done Spokesmen also reported that scattered planes continued to bomb western Germany and DNB official German news agency announced that nine persons had been killcrt when bombs struck dwellings and a church in thc Essen area Thurs day night Sixteen persons previously had been reported killed during raids m thc vicinity of Cologne and Dusieldori Wednesday and Thurs day nights Only once before during VIPIiiid Berlin rvn hacl m nir rani alarm during lh1oiish cumpnitn Usi fall of Babclbci g snid tlie nomus icll before an aiiir heard and Jong tele phone calls on a specially opened line to the French government at Bordeaux The reported signing of the armistice took place in the same railway car in which the allies forced Germany to sijrn in 1918 The armistice was reported signed by CoiGen Wilhclm Kei tel chief of the German high com mand for Germany and General Charles Huntziger for France head of the French delegation William C Kerker reporter with the German forces de clared in a broadcast that the terms would not be revealed until thc ItaloFrench armistice has been effected and may not be made public then for some lime Kerker said that hostilities be tween France and the German Italian armies would cease six hours after the lialoFrendi pact signing lie added that the French emis saries left at once for Rome in a P ane flown by a German pilot They will seek a FrenchItalian settlement as quickly is possible Hitler was not at Compiegne for he signing ColGen Kcitel spoke for the German delegation and General Huniziger for the French General Huntziger signed for the trench in the two minute cere mony the report said One of the fiench delegates wept CotGen Kcitel addressed the rreneii with a few words in tri bute to lie French dead lie re quested all members of the French and German delegation to rise in respect for the soldier dead At Bordeaux temporary French capital the cabinet labored into Uic afternoon over Adolf Hitlers armistice proposals That there might be considcr i wth both Germany and Italy was presaged by an official com munique saying further cabinet meetings could be expected and ft UnU after with Italy can the fovemraent definite judgment on the whole question of double ne f0110 take decision in the bcsl interest of the country Although the allimportanf m HH ovcrshad mied flicir military the Mcnci fouRlit on and declared de rendcrs of L Eclusc fort near Bel IPSardo had thrown back a Ger man attack and then chased the   

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