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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C ft 1ST MEM a SsSLJJV01 VOL XLYI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THI IIUGHT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 671940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION QKE NO 234 FRENCH WARSHIPS IN EGYPT GIVE UP Barber Secretary of Retail Merchants Dies 3fr J VP LOCAL LEADER WAS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK Was Credited With Capacity for Reaching Out for New Ideas Charles H Barber 74 secretary of the Retail Merchants association of Mason City died suddenly from a heart attack at oclock Sat urday morning at a local hospital Mr Barber had been dismissed from the hospital Wednesday fol lowing an emergency operation for appendicitis on lime 5 and had spent the Fourth of July at his home 217 Delaware avenue southeast He became ill sud denly Saturday morning and was taken immediately to the hospital Born March 5 18GG at Clarks ville Mr Barber had been a resident of Mason City since 1880 He came here from Ot tumna where he was employed by an express company For many years he was secretary of the North Ion 3 fair and for many years had also been sec retary of the Retail iMerchants association lie was a past president of the AssociatcQ Credit Bureaus of Iowa Foi a number of years Mr Bar ber took an influential part in the work of the Lions club He was also active in the work of the Y M C A being a membejof the board of directors and was a member of the Congregational church He was also active in the Chamber of Commerce Sir Barber was credited by those who worked with him in the organization cif retail merchants as well as in the Lions club and the Y M C A with his constant reaching out for voting ideas and his association with younger men He was the only member of the local Lions club to hold a master key given to the Lions club member obtaining 12 new members in a year He con stantly sought to interest the younser business and profes sional men of the city in the work of the organization His recreation on the volleyball floor of the Y M C A followed the same pattern He was ever encouraging the younser mem bers and making certain that they met associates and enjoyed the recreational activities In his work as secretary of the retail association he was always bringing up new and unique ideas for the building and bettering of retail sales and management Both before and after he was head of the state credit bureaus Mr Barber was far ahead of the field in seeing the need of de veloping a clearing organization for credit information that would extend over the nation It was he who laid the ground work for the organization ot the state associa tion Surviving Mr Barber are his wrfc Mary 217 Delaware avenue southeast a daughter Mrs Leon ard Gross and a son Philip Barber New York City and two grandsons Funeral arrangements are in complete The body will lie in state at the Major funeral home Nazi Command Says British Sub Sunk BERLIN German high command announced Satur day the sinking of a British sub marine in the North sea and the iinng of oil tanks at Plymouth CHARLES H BARBER MEXICO WILL VOTE SUNDAY Cardenas Says Ballots Not Bullets to Decide Outcome at Polls MEXICO CITY re ports and revolution rumors of imminent the men and women of this republic of 20000000 elect Sunday a successor to President Lazaro Cardenas who promised that ballots and not Saturday bullets would dictate the choice General Cardenas was elected by a majority of 2185000 July 1 1934 Under the constitution a president can serve but one six year term Since Friday a ban on the sale of all intoxicating drinks even light beer has been in effect and was being strictly enforced The ban continues through Sunday Four candidates appear on the ballots but the two chief rivals are Gen Manuel Avila Camacho candidate of the Mexican revolu tionary government party and Gen Juan Andreau Almazan an independent Camacho is supported by the powerful Mexican Workers Con federation peasant groups virtually all the state governors and ranking army officers and is favored to win General Almazan one of the wealthiest men in Mexico draws his support from many sections of the middleclass businessmen and some sections the clergy op posed to the governments alleged harsh attitude to the church Many devout churchgoing peasants are said to be among his followers The heated battle between these candidates has forced the other two contenders far into the back ground DENY REPORT OF NAVAL CLASH British Assert French Destroyer Not Attacked by English Near Crete BY CNITED PRESS The threat of further conflict between Britain and France con tinued but there were conflictin reports on naval operations in the Mediterranean French and Ger man dispatches said two British cruisers had shelled and sunk the Brcnch destroyer Frondeur off Crete but m London these reports were denied anda flatly as propa both bardment aerial bom Keynoter for Iowa G 0 P Session Named WASHINGTON Iowa Representative Dewey Mo announced Friday he had accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote speech at the Io republican RAIDS HARRASS WORKERS NEAR NAZI FACTORIES Trip Through Ruhr Rhine Valleys Shows Toll of 100 Lives By PRESTON GROVES BERLIN A 1400 mile trip through tiie Ruhr and Rhine val leys discloses that Britains nightly air raids are harrassing the in dustrial population and taking a considerable toll of lives The trip was arranged by the propaganda and war ministries lor the purpose of supplying evi dence to support the assertion that the British are not bomb ing military objectives W 111 the cities ve visited we were able to see no evidence damage to a military objective and Ger man officers insisted that not a single one had been hit In several places bombs ob viously had fallen in the vicinity of military objectives however Deaths in cities which we visit ed totaled around 100 with per haps 250 to 300 wounded and pos sibly 300 dwellings damaged or destroyed We were not taken to Essen where the British claim to have damaged the great Krupp works but we saw such industrialized cities as Duisburg Busseldorf and Cologne The story was about the same in each of the cities One to It or more houses damaged one to 30 civilians reported killed more injured In Duisburg we were shown a damaged church in Dusseldorf an old peoples home elsewhere a row of wrecked private resi dences At Hamm the officials demon strated residential district which they said were a mile or more from industrial or rail points However a woman at Duisburg told us three bombs had been dropped on the railway station in that city Officials said that was not true It was evident that the popula tion was feeling the results of nervous and physical fatigue from rushing to cellar shelters each night In Vftsel the burgomaster ad mitted that the effect of the bombings was to disrupt bust ness We cant work while all this is going on he said These continuous raids upset all busi ness Hitler Hailed by Throngs in Berlin on Return From Triumphant Conquest in West Huge Crowds Sing Were Sailing Against England Popular Tune BERLIN Hitler ar rived at Anhalter station at p in a m C S T Satur day on a triumphal homecoming from his conquests in the west Berlin was ablaze with celebra Church bells pealed Bands and orchestras played on every street corner From the railway station to the resplendent chancellery all streets leading to the Wilhelm xirasse were packed with Ger mans shouting a welcome to their fuehrer 7iitlev climbed into an automo bile with his entourage and started on his triumphal journey through his capital AH nazi district leaders all available admirals and high army officers stood along a red carpet beside Hitlers train Youth organizations in the sta tion raised a tremendous din with bugle and drum corps and bout ing At the exit of the station hung a huge iron cross among clouds of flags and swastiwas and laurel wreaths Great vases flowers stood about the station Tens of thousands of citizens stood in the hot sun in the lion square and alone the streets to the chancellery Field Marshal Goerine Prop aganda Minister Goebbtls and Deputy Party Leader Hess led the delegation greetinc Hitler at the station if Hitler reviewed honor com panies from the navy army and air force The fuehrer spent only a few minutes outside the station before he entered his car for the 15 min ute ride from the station down the Wilhelmstrasse lery to the chancel Flowers were strewn along the streets where the fuehrers car passed but by official order the populace was not permitted to throw bouquets at Hitler Bands along the route kept up a continuous playing of the Band enweiler march Hitlers favorite The fuehrer stood in his open car saluting and smiling As he arrived at the Wilhelm platz a roar went up from the crowd of thousands which jammed the square A few minutes after he arrived at the chancellery Hitler appeared on the balcony alone and smiled at the crowd below him V the crowd war song Then the crowd sang the popular war song We Are Sailing Against England In all the reception lasted a lit tle more than 20 minutes Hitler did not speak merely smiling acknowledgment of the vociferous welcome Berlin did not learn of the fuehrers return until Saturday morning All factories except armament and war essential Plants and all stores except food shops were ordered shut down so that their workers might join in the demonstration They were ordered to inarch in closed formation and join the hundreds of thousands lining the mile a hairlong ironic of Hitlers guards have been espe cially careful about the throwing of flowers ever since he was scratched by a bouquet of roses thrown at him when he rode in triumph through CzechoSIovakia It has been pointed out that ex plosives might be concealed in such bouquets The fuehrers return is a day ahead of the scheduled arrival from Home of Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano invited here by the German government for a visit of several days In the Ruhr the raids arc so regular that many families go to their bomb cellars around mid night every night in advance of the raids People too were getting angry in one city a minor official leaped into our car to shout Well get even with the British However the factories which we were shown seemed to be working steadily With scarcely an exception smoke was bekhing from factory chimneys Youth Admits Killing Brother and Sister BUFFALO N Y said Saturday that Frank Swiatek 19 had confessed bludgeoning his 11 year old brother and his 11 3ear old sister to death in the same way that he killed another brother three years ago The bodies of Gordon and Teresa were found by police in a bloodsoakcd bed in the family flat Friday night Frank had walkedinto a police station to report that they Believe U S Ships Sent to French Martinique Vicinity Report French Ships at Island Awaiting British Ultimatum WASHINGTON UP The United States was believed Satur day to have dispatched a number of neutrality patrol warships to the general vicinity of French Martinique in the Caribbean to in vestigate reports that a French naval detachment there is await ing a British ultimatum The American vessels five said to have been dispatched from the Virgin Islands to observe the Martinique situation at firsthand Reports from St Thomas Virgin Islands said that the ships left Friday for an unknown destination St Thomas is about a days run from Martinique While most officials declined to comment on the movement of the destroyers one authoritative source said they are not bound for the Panama canal He added however that if the ships actually reach the Martinique area they will act strictly as observers One of their functions would be to warn American shipping in the vicinity if hostilities developed between the French and British The battleships New York and Texas which sailed out of SI Thomas with the destroyers were said to be headed in another di rection The two ships arc carry ing U S naval academy midship men on their annual cruise and it was believed would not enter any potential danger areas Among the French ships at Mar tinique are a number of submar ines small craft and possibly the 2214Ston aircraft carrier Beam British authorities in London have aemed that British cruisers are blockading the island but declined further comment FIRE WRECKS MARSHALL FAIR Blaze Thought Started by Boys Destroys Grandstand 2 Hails MAHSHALLTOWN Fire believed to have been started by boys with matches Saturday wiped out the grand German sources predicted Satur day that a blitzkrieg would be loosed on Great Britain within 10 days and that it would begin with six days of incessant bombings with 3000 planes a day engaged They said the German planes would include new and hitherto unused models equipped wtii surprising deathdealing instru ments released at random Equipped with timing apparatus their wings would collapse caus ing them to fall It was reported that hundreds of these gliders had been assem bled at Vernes airport outside the Norwegian port ot Trondheim Germans here said to Bomb England Daily thc British civil for weeks to facility hp Iliat para j chutist landings and troop land i iiigi the jca would be at u i i unlV clftCl lllp would tew slider Dackcd with slaughter from the ail because V the arming of the population Tuesday was mentioned by the Germans as the most probable day for the blitzkrieg to start but they aid not say whether it would be next Tuesday or a week later A S cdish foreign office spokesman said that Germany hsd been given permission to ship war materials on Swedish railways to Norway It was reported that Ger many had sought this Dcrmisjiori for weeks to facilitate her attack on Great Britain It was announced Friday that German troops on leave and German merchandise of all kinds could be transported to Norway on the Swedish railways The foreign office spokesman said that war materials were inciudcd in the agreement He said the GermanSwedish agreement did not affect Swedens neutrality stand agricultural and art halls at the Central Iowa fairgrounds and destroyed all electrical equip ment valued at several thousand dollars stored ings The blaze fanned n one of the build by a stiff wind from the south threatened the south end of the city for more than a half hour and residents in that section extinguished a dozen or more small fires on roofs of sheds and porches of residences with garden hose and buckets of water One fireman was overcome by neat and collapsed He was taken to a hospital where he regained consciousness His condition was said not to be serious Tar officials said that the buildings were only partly covered by insurance Whether the exposi tion would be held this fall was problematical Saturday Officials said a decision would not be reached until a meeting of the fail directors was held PITTMAN SEES CHALLENGE TO WON ROE POLICY Other Senators Back Plan to Avoid West Hemisphere Aggression WASHINGTON charge that Germany is laying the found ation for a challenge to the Mon roe doctrine came Saturday from Senator Pittman fol lowing Secretary Hulls declara tion that the United States would uphold the doctrine Aroused by a German Hole rejecting Americas interpreta tion of the policy as unten able Pittman and other sen ators seconded Hull in his asser tion that it remains a basic policy of this government to prevent aggression in the western hemisphere Well informed circles view the secretaiys statement as one of a series of apparently coordinated administration efforts to reassure other American republics in ad vance the PanAmerican con ference in Havana Other developments included 1 A state department notice to the German embassy that German officials in this coun try must refrain from public criticism of the government 2 President Roosevelts de preciation of compromise and appeasement sentiment and his contrast of American and lota manan methods 3 Secretary Hulls statement that the reciprocal trade pro gram remains a fixed policy and that the only alternative especially after the war would oe the destructive force of to talitarian autarchy Congressional eaction followed the same line Denying any Ger man implication that the United States is meddling in Europe Pitt man told reporters that such a charge may have been made as a justification for a future vio lation of the Monroe doctrine Secretary Hull disclosed Fri day the receipt of a German note in reply to this countrys state ment to the reich June 18 that it would not recognize any trans fers of hemisphere territory from one nonAmerican nation to an other Germany said 1 That the United States posi tion was untenable since it gave some European countries and de nied to others the right to possess American colonies 2 That there was no object to the United States note because Germany had not stated any in tention of acquiring American territory V 1 That the Monroe doctrine of noninterference can be le gally valid only if Americans don t interfere in Europe While not replying directly Hull said u 1 Tiiat the Monroe Doctrine has not the remotest connection with the matter of which coun tries have American possessions out did announce that further incursions would not be toler ated 2 That the doctrine does not re semble those in other areas which are alleged to be similar but which seem to be only the pre text for conquest 3 That the United States is not concerned with the purely poli tical affairs of Europe but will cooperate wherever possible with other nations to advance the cause of international law and or der Hard behind that statement came Hulls notice to the German cmoassy growing out of an in lorview quoting Baron Edgar von Spiegel German consul general at New Orleans as saying Germany would not forget United States aid to her enemies The department reminded the embassy that foreign diplomats cannot properly discuss this countrys policies and still remain DIES IX LOBBY SIOUX CITY H Stauffachcr 58 a retired post office clerk of died Friday night after a heart attack in the lobby of a downtown hotel Nazis Surprised by Note From Hull BERLIN reply to Secretary of State Hulls note warning that the Monroe doctrine must be respected expressed sur prise at the United States atti tude in rccard to territorial By THE ASSOCIATED PPESS GRENOBLE French battleship Strasbourg of 26500 tons five 7000ton cruisers several destroyers gunboats and submarines re ported to have reached French naval base at Toulon two vessels lost in new ac tions F r e n c h government says naval bases wilj remain armed returns gigantic Minister BERLIN from war front to welcome Foreign Cianos visit may presage axis assault on Britain LONDON Britain calls another class to colors mak ing 3000000 under arms navy seeks last units of French fleet urges Frencli merchant ships to steer for British ports STOCKHOLM Move to replace King Haakon regime with permanent government reported in Norway WASHINGTON Senator Pittman follows Hulls dec laration to uphold Monroe doctrine with assertion that Germany is laying ground work to challenge that doc trine Dr Holdridge Who Never Sent Patient Bill Crash Victim FOLT2Y Minn UR Bcnton mi 11I i Vv nor m 11 t SUBMIT TO BE IMMOBILIZED IN EGYPTIAN PORT French Battleship and Other Units Said to Have Reached Toulon LONDON British and French have reached an agreement under which French naval units now in Alexandria harbor will be immobilized and remain indefinitely in the British controlled Egyptian port it was learned Saturday Earlier the Daily Mail in an undated dispatch said that the British at Alexandria had given the French the choice of scuttl ing their ships eooperalliiir with the British fleet or sub mitting to voluntary intern ment Meanwhile the Daily Mail said British and French sailors at Alexandria were enjoying friend ly cooperation The newspapers said that al though French vessels at Alex andria were unable to leave har bor French and British sailors were mingling freely ashore and the British were seeing to it that the Frencli received their pay Frances hostility over the Oran naval battle left Britain faced Saturday with the jobs of hunt ing down French warships at sea blockading the French coast and solving serious problems wher ever the British and French em PU s meet Already there was trouble or fear of it at Hone Konjr Pales tine Alexandria Gibraltar ami wherever else the former Brit ish and French allies hadcon tactinr interests Reports reaching Madrid from Algcricas Spain said that Gib raltar raided several limes re portedly without damage Friday nad had another air raid alarm at B oclock Friday evening and that countys country doctor will be six destroyers had puToiiTfron buried Sunday George A Ifoldridge nearly 40 years of He was Di 61 who in practice here never sent ii patient bill and kept no books Townsfolk said th doc lived tor his patients and he died for one of them He was driving to Dulem to de liver a baby when his automobile collided with another maphine He was thrown from his car fatally injured A farmer rushed the doc tor to the same hospital where b had performed more operations than he could remember but a few minutes later he died The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday except a few scat tered thundcrshowers late Sun day afternoon or night extreme northwest portion warmer Sat urday niht except extreme northeast MINNESOTA Partly cloudy a few scattered showers south west portion Saturday night and Sunday and in northeast portion Saturday night warmer es trema southeast cooler north west and northcentra portions Saturday night cooler near Lake Superior Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday gs Minimum Friday night S3 At 8 a m Saturday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 71 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period July 8 to 13 For the Upper Mississippi Val ley Occasional showers first half and at end of week moderately warm at beginning cooler about Temperature and pre cipitation for week about normal changes in the western hemis phere authorized German sources said Saturday These sources said that Ib reich contrary to the actions tak en by other countries particularly England and France never in ended nor gave reason for the assumption that she was interested acquiring such properly Thus the United States note is as devoid of application by the reich The German reply it wns iaid argued that the Monroe doctrine is recognizable only under the pre condition that American countries refrain from interfering on the European continent Gibraltar Both Spanish sources German reported and thnt French plnnes conducted lie raid on Gibraltar The Tangier news paper Espana said coastal batter ies from the French Moroccan fort at Casablanca had fired on two B r i 11 s h destroyers Wednesday evening about the time of he baltle at Oran and that the de stroyers had escaped in a smoke screen Thc Italian newspaper Lavoro Fascista said in a Madrid aispatch that French and British warships were fighting near Oran again Friday morning that three damaged British destroyers had reached Gibraltar and that other warships had landed British Wounded at Gibraltar Shanghai the British con sulate announced As a pre caution clearance papers of British ships scheduled to sail to French IndoCliina Iiave been canceled as Die result or re lins orders to French ships to fire on British ships off French territory At Hong Kong thc harbor of fice announced that only Ameri can and Japanese ships would be cleared for IndoCliina Five French merchant ships and the French gunboat Argus were in the harbor At Singapore it was announced hat he status quo in IndoChina had been assured after exchanges of messages between British and ifench authorities The nature ot thc status quo was not dis closed It was not learned whether General Catroux was still gover nor general or whether Admiral Decoux appointed by Petain alter the armistice had assumed con trol At Alexandria Egypt French naval units reportedly including thc French battleship Lorraine and four cruisers were stili moored in the harbor Thc shins flew French lags Some Ships Get to France Others Sunk GRENOBLE France large battleship and a number of other French warships which cs capcd from the British in the bat tle ot Oran were reported to have arrived at Toulon Saturday Word came however of he sinking of two other French ves sels The newspaper Lc Petit Dait phinois of Grenoble reported the 26560ton battleship Stras bourg five cruisers of the Gcorffc Leygucs class and a number of other destroyers submarines and Runboils ar rived at the French naval base The Strasbourg was said lo   

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