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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             H r M sr wew 4 ART SEPT or IOAA COM fifg n NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAVER CONSISTS Of TWO S MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT iuj UUKSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS BRITISH LAND AND ATTACK GERMANS H Hoover Conferences Linked to Stop Willkie AAI v A IT GOP DELEGATESIowans Hoover Raised to Strengthfor Nomination MacNider Headquarters Manager Says Outlook Never More Favorable STUDY PLANKS FOR PLATFORM Battle of Candidates for Delegates Votes Continue Unabated By IV B RAGSDALE CONVENTION HALL Phila delphia round of confer ences in the hotel suite or Her bert Hoover were linked to stop Willkie talk Wednesday as re publican convention delegates gathered to consider the platform of party policy for the 1940 cam paign Among those who visited the former president were Senators Taft of Ohio and Vandenberg of Michigan both presidential as pirants aud Joseph N Pew Jr a powerful factor in Pennsyl vanias delegation At least one of Hoovers asso ciates described his activities as designed to crystalize opposition to Wendell Willkie the utilities executive who has developed into a leading contender lor the 1940 presidential nomination There was no immediate indi cation however that Hoover had thrown his support behind Taft Vandenberg or Thomas E Dewey As for himself Hoover told re porters he was not seeking public J J not say he woul it the same suicide road he de clared that had led to loss of lib erty and disaster in Europe The former president speaking more than an hour analyzed his view of what was wrong with President Roosevelts policies Upon those policies he poured such epithets as stabilizing de pression the flabbiness of the new deal and totalitarian lib erals Some suggested that the tone of his voice had been that of a man willing to take on the demo crats next fall Former Hoover lieutenants were strewn though the audience More than one of those who hauled state standards out of their floor sockets and went yelling up the aisles dated back to the preRcose velt days in Washington But the demonstration died away Talk of the speech filled the convention hall as the delegates recessed until noon Wednesday to complete a platform and wade through the oratorical flourishes which will usher the contesting candidates into the arena From a group of old timers who date back to the days when the republicans ruled the capitol came the most lavish comment Former senator George H Moses of thrown the convention schedul out ot joint Members of tha group argued much of the nigh over tho form their declaratio against intervention in foreia wars should take Delegates already were stream ing into the bic convention hall before the dispute was finally settled Even then the resolu tions committee had to put some final touches upon Ihe platform Its genera tenor was the slogan Preparedness and peace The battle oE candidates wen on unabated Wendell Willkie con tmueo his round of visits to stat delegations The forces of Senator i aft of Ohio and Vandenberg o Michigan and Thomas E Dewev of York sought to hold fas to their delegate strength The Illinois delegation rejected a resolution which members inter preted as binding it to Dewey Ne braska however decided unani mously to vote for the New Yorkei on the first ballot Dewey won the Illinois prefer ential primary in which he was unopposed but the results were not legally binding He also ear ned NeorasUa against Vandcn Chairman Martin planned to start the nominating speeches Wednesday night U was indi cated Ihe name ef Thomas E Dewey would be the first placed before the candidates Alabama firston the roil call ol atates uas arranged to vield to New York and Martins plans John Lord OBrian will be recognized to nominate Dcwev 1M thCre was no that balloting on the presidents Stat Indications were thai Frank t Gannett New yorh ncws paper publisher would be the second candidate placed in nomination The Arizona dclc sation coming after Alabama Ihe roll call agreed to o New Vork for Represcnta W of that slate to present Gannetts name session stalled at noon The foreign policy dispute in the resolutions committee threw behind ednesday and gave the sharply contesting candidates a chance to continue their home work with tne 1COO delegates For the moment though the delegates were intent upon Mr hen he took the platform y ncy blew whistles and marched up and down the aisles waving banners horheiHht fnd a minutcs he had asked the question nauacs 01 Hampshire who presided over the 1928 convention at Kansas City which first nominated Mr Hoover said It is a brand new Hoover Xvho spoke tous tonight Former rmer Senator David Reed of Pennsyl vania called it a great speech by man drafted by the convention to run again bat it found no veri fication in fact Party leaders argued that sach a movement would have to find roots in a deadlock between all or some of these four can L Willkie of New York Senator Robert A Tart of Ohio Thomas E Dewey of New Tork Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan Even then there might be room for a dark horse contender such as Frank Gannett of New York Senator Bridges of New Hamp shire Governor James of Penn sylvania or Hanford MacNider of Iowa all of whom will get some Bv W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Herbert Hoover address before the nation al republican convention Tuesday night was a principal topic of dis cussion among Iowas delegates here Wednesday All were agreed that it was a most able presentation of the case for republicanism by the patri arch the party Few if any however thought it had raised the former president to a position of large strength for nomination One lowan Ward Barnes of Grove had visited with Mr Hoover at a New York hotel list week It was his distinct im pression that Hoover was an ac tive candidate Moreover the stage was set for a stampede to the former lowan at lucsday nights session California was there with an enormous ban ner At an appointed time several state banners mostly from the south were hoisted and started about the hall But tliis part of the program failed Most state banners includ ing Iowas were kept in their place There was nothing approxi mating a stampede Mr Hoover received an impressive ovation But it didnt compare in length or enthusmsm with that at Cleve first ballot votes Willkie managers figured he lit would get 100 votes on the first ballot But the utilities executive was urging some of his supporters to come to his side quickly instead of waiting through several ballots to let his vote snowball Dewey and Taft werefighting to keep their lines clear and fishing for more delegates Both claimed to have held their own Vandenberg aides said he senator was receiving overtures from the Taft Dewey and Will kie camps for Ihe vice presiden tial nomination This they de clared he would refuse justas he did in 1936 when Alf M Lan don of Kansas was nominated They claimed he would have Before the voting however ame the important business of agreeing to a party program to ylnch the convention will try to nick a candidate Thursday A wave f oratorjwill mark the nominat 8 speeches Wednesday night The platform approved Tuesday night by the resolutions commit ce had to be polished up Wedncs lay morning It includes a foreign policy lank criticizing the Roosevelt ad imistrations defense record lodging an antiwar stand and alhng for aid tooppressed peo les Chairman Herbert Hyde said hat the committee report was nanimous sibUity But it can be Mid that at this moment he isnt any more likely possibility than sev eral others including Iowas Hanford MacNider An informal questioning of Iowa delegates on the question of second place strength for the presi dential nomination indicates a con siderably greater support for both Dewey and Taft than for Willkie The lineup on the 22 Iowa votes might be approximately this Nine for Dewey 7 for Taft 4 for Willkie 8 jj lor Gannett or some other candidate The Iowa delegation has been hterally deluged with Willkie telegrams and letters since arrival of the same general pattern Most of the delegates have reacted unfavorably to the barrage feeling that its a mani festation of high pressure sales manship Time may show that the Willlde managers have over played their hand a bit Overtures to Hanford MacNider to consider vice presidential nom ination continue to come in from all camps but he is adamant in his previous declaration that he wouldnt accept even if nominated His workers report important sec ond place strength in every dclesw tioni pledged to a favorite son candidate Tlie oullook hasnt been more favorable at any time in this campaign than it is today Jay Williams of South Dakota man ager of the MacNider headquar asserted Wednesday after noon Proud of Keynoter husbandi success shows plainly on the face of 5 was made tn was made complete Wednesday morning with the arrival of Willard Archie of Shenandoah Ten clays ago Archie submitted to a gall bladder opera tion and it was feared he would not recover in time to attend this Hongkong Bridges Blasted the Shumchun river part of the Chinese convention FAST BREAKS The breaking news mich is developing at the epublican convention at hiladelphfa will be heard as happens on KGLO He was referring to a fight lo willins to i Donf miss any of the biq 9 4 Killed 5n Automobile Crash in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS Minn UB Authorities Wednesday investi persons were killed C Vere Mrand Mrs Fred McDonalcd residents of the Jones Harrison home for elderly people Louise Ernest a nurse and Mrs Margaret Boldt employer of Miss Ernst Herman Radinlz 76 driver of the car escaped with minor injuries Eyewitnesses told sheriffs officers that Radintzs machine was struck from the side by a truck driven by Walter Mil ler 19 of Plato Minn tKGE NONBELLIGERENCY n AJf amendment passed by the committee on social A i uj mu committee on radio column onlcaucation and action of the was reerrng to a fight lo oumn onlcaucaon and action of the Prrs America from tho suicide Q96 i Or the day and night lbycna synod of Iowa mcctna he said lilc from lu3cd lllal Untcd he said lilc was aklng natloll iond from not become a bi 2 European war spanning j ui LJJU frontier of this British crown col ony were dynamited Wednesday by the British military in an ac tion described as purely precau tionary and defensive The British measures were taken shortly after the Japanese army in South China announced that Japanese forces had reached Iunschow Kwannsi province town near lhe French China border An authorized British state ment declared there was no cause for alarm and expressed the be lief that the presence of Japanese troops across the border was 101 tne avowed purpose of moppin up guerillas and closing the way leading west from Mirs bay north of Hongkong While rumors spread that the Japanese might be planning to blockade Hongkong to compel Britain to shut the Burma route to China the Japanese south China command issued a statement that on June 17 the Japanese started a tactical operation in the direc tion of the French IndoChina border to intercept Chinese sup ply routes As Britain showed concern for the defenses of her colony here it appeared that the IndoChina possession of her defeated ally France was being squeezed by lhe Japanese army and navy The Britishowned newspaper China Mail said Japanese war ships were off French IndoClHna where they threw out a blockading screen pre sumably with the intention of searching ships usinff that port Haiphong is more than 500 miles southwest of Hongkong Japanese troops approached drench IndoChina from the northwest The point they had reached Lungchoiv is some 500 miles west of this city on the main road between Nanning Kwangsi and Hanoi French IndoChina capital The Japanese south China com mand said its operation on the French IndoChina border was designed o cut off these routes independent of reported French compliance with Japanese requests for a ban on transport of goods to aid General Chiang KaiShek Rumors that the Japanese had invaded IndoChina were branded by Japanese here as untrue and as probably arising from the ap pearance of Japanese troops at Lungchow A large French naval force in cluding cruisers and submarines is stationed in IndoChina waters It was believed liere that these forces would resist any Japanese attempt to land on French soil PLANK TO KEEP Movement of U S FROM WAR Kept Secret GIVEN SESSION Another Plank Would Call for Amendment Against Third Term PHILADELPHIA re publican platform pledging its presidential candidate to keep the United States out of war and seeking to make peace the major issue of 1910 was placed before convention late the national Wednesday One plank called for a const Help Mason City Grow The census books for Mason City are being closed Efforts T C5tyS as accurately It you think that you may have been missed fill th5nk any Of hn i any O youv ends have been rnsserl have them fill it out and send immediately to telephone City Building or Have You Been OF CITY IP SO PLEASE REPORT YOUR NAME NAME ADDRESS Number in Family Mail or urn in In the census office in he Mason Citv postofficc or Phone No I27G tutional amendment prohibiting any president from serving more than two terms The important national de fense and foreign affairs plank overshadowing all domestic is sues and evolved only after 10 days of bitter controversy be tween isolationists and advo cates ot giving material aid to victims of aggression declares The republican party is firmly opposed to involving this nation in foreign war The republican party stands for Americanism preparedness and peace We accordingly fasten upon the new deal full responsi bility for our unprcparedness and for the consequences of involve ment in war We declare for the prompt or derly and realistic building of our national defense to the point at which we shall be able to defend the United States its possessions attack but also efficiently to uphold m war the Monroe doc rme The 10 page platform read to the convention by Chairman Herbert K Hyde of Oklahoma was a scathing attack upon President Roosevelts adminis tration The new deal has failed America the platform said It has failed by seducing our people 10 becoming continuously dependent upon government thus weakening their morale and quenching the traditional Ameri can spirit It has failed by viciously at ackmg our industrial system and sapping its strength and vigor It has failed by attempting to end our congress homeduring he worlds most tragic hour so at we might be eased into the var by word or deed during the absence of our elected representa ives from Washington It has failed by disclosing military details of our equip ment to foreign powers over protests by the heads of our armed defense H has failed by ignoring the lessons of fact concerning mod ern mechanized armed defense In these and countless othe Ways the new deal administration has either deliberately deceive the American people or proved itself incompetent longer to handle the affairs of our govern ment WILLKIE WINS STASSENS VOTE Candidate Activity in G 0 P Convention Hits Peak Stride By IYLE C WILSOV PHILADELPHIA UR Candi Live Mines Placed at Both Entrances of Panama Canal WASHINGTON jp secrecy cloaking the sudden departure ot the mam United States fleet from Hawaii heightened uncertainty Wednesday over official inten tions toward Japanese moves the far east Japan meanwhile was reported preparing a sweeping pronounce ment that would be tantamount to an oriental Monroe doctrine The louio newspaper Asahi said that the proclamation would warn all powers against interference of any kind in all territories in cast Asia Both white house and slate department turned aside ques tions about the fleet with cryp tic remarks that they had no news Other sources were equal ly noncommittal Whether the big battle force was steaming toward the United States mainland for South Ameri Live Mines Put in Canal Entrances R R Guns Shifted BALBOA C Z Ury authorities said Tuesday thal both entrances to the Pan wna canal had been sown with live mines and that nearr had been shttU4 date activity in the red hot race for the republican presidential nomination hit a peak Wednesday Wendell L Willkie won the sup port of Gov Harold E Stassen convention keynoter He also nicked up some votes in Stassens Minnesota delegation How many was not revealed usen 1tid he would votc l01 llkip on the first ballot and sup port him from here on out Thomas E Dewey of New York went before the Texas delegation Which was lined up for Robert A raft of Ohio Dewey headquarters claimed a 410 vote minimum on the first ballot Simultaneously Willkie spoke before 3 group of about 73 New York of whom arc pledged to Dewey The meeting was attended aiso by the entire Oklahoma delegation which had met Willkie earlier and members of other delegations of the canal in jouncr designed to keep the defending forces on the alert Brig Gen Jacob Devers chief of staff of he Panama cana department said the mining and movement of guns were purely maneuvers and that the com mander aiaj Gen Daniel Van loorhis believed his men should get out and try to do these things instead of merely reading about them can waters or farther out toward the orient was not known rvavy flyers Jn bidding their families goodbye at Honolulu in kjmated they were going to the Panama canal Some diplomatic how il difficult to reconcile withdrawal of the fleet with the insistence of the govern ment on maintenance of the status quo in the Pacific Others saw the possibility that western hemisphere defense had become so urgent that the ad ministration had decided upon a large naval demonstration in south American waters NAZlSOCCUPY FRENCH COAST German Authorities Declare Way Paved to Attack England BERLIKT Occupation of r ranees entire Atlantic coast by the German army proceeded swiftly Wcdnesdav under the terms of an armistice agreement winch authorized sources said had eliminated the republic as a mili tary factor and paved the way for final reckoning with England hen the occupation is com pleted these sources said every continental Atlantic harbor except those in Spain and Portugal will be barred to British ships In view of Spains extremely friendly altitude toward the axis German commentators declared this means that all Europe is in ef fect closed to British trade Tightening aerial and naval warfare on the British isics vas reflected in a communique of the high command which re ported successful bombing of several airports and airplane factories in central England during the night and the tor pedoing of three armed merch ant ships southwest ot Ireland 100 BACK WILLKIE AMES W Want Will tie petition bearing the names of 00 Ames residents has been nailed to the republican national onvention headquarters of Will ie supporters Clark Tilden Ames nerchant in charge of circulating he petition said it was quite sur prising how easy it was to get anics on the petition CLAIM USEFUL DATA OBTAINED IN RAIDING FOES Points Where Landings Were Made Not Revealed by English Authorities LONDON British naval nd military raiders supported by Royal Air Force squadrons were reported Wednesday actually to have made landings on the Germanoccupied coast facing the British Isles and to have clashed svith nazi troops Apparently the sortieswere aimed at disconcerting the Ger man front and at obtaining first hand information from the Ger mans on preparations for the as sault on the British Isles Landings were effected at a number of pointsand contact made with German troops the ministry of information said Casualties were inflicted and some enemy dead fell into our hands lUueh useful information obtained Our forces suf fered m casualties These thrusts into the Gemisn precise spots were not made while British and German air forces clashed in the expanding struggle in the skies which is seen as a prelude to the actual Battle of Britain Official sources besieged with requests for some explanation of the landings refused further to identify the raiders or even hint in what country they had landed It was understood that British tending attacks occuired on the French coast in areas where Ger mans were believed tobe prepar ing on Britain and in an effort to obtain infor Scoff Report Hoare Offered Peace Talk tt was learned in London Thursday iiiffht that there is ab solutely no truth in reports from abroad that Sir Samuel Hoare has broached the question of peace or armistice terms in Ma drid On the contrary Sir Sam uel Hoare has emphasized the determination of this country to continue he struggle nation on the German prepara ions The aerial conflict brought another onslaught on the Brit isii Isles Wednesday and British reports of a victory in a battle uf ulanes and bombardment of Germanoccupied air bases in Norway and the Netherlands Scotland bore the brunt of Ger manys fifth in eight days At least four iiiglibh and Scottish civilians vero killed and it least five of lie raiders shot down The attack overal a wide are of England Scotland and Wales The ministry of home announced the four deaths and injury to 13 persons The air ministry announced that three planes of a much larger German formation of 17 Messcrschmill fighting planes were shot down hy a British patrol Tuesday near the French coast The British declared they lost no planes The British mentioned no raids on Germany proper but the Ger man high command said theie vers attacks on nonmilitary ob jectives duringthe night in north ern and western Germany causing at Ifiil four deaths The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled showers and local thunderstorms Wednesdav niKht and Thursday not much chaiiire in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday nijrht and showers and thunderstorms little chanre in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis Tuesday 75 Minimum Tuesday niehl ifi At X a m Wednesday 57 Hain 16 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum R4 65   

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