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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             KittlON HIST IICU i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or IOWA COUP KOINES u HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATE PRESS rUU LEASSlT THE rUWSrAHR THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NffGHBORJ MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 81940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SOT THIS PAWB CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION OKE J SOVS 3 NAZI PL ANES REPORTED DO WNED AMENDMENT TO MEASURE LOSES BY 4736 VOTE Proposal Would Give President Power to Call National Guard BULLETIN WASHINGTON h e senate passed and sent to the house Thursday legislation au thorizing President Roosevelt Jo mobilize 360000 national guards men and army reservists for hemispheric defense and a years intensive training in modern mechanized warfare BULLETIN WASHINGTON IJf f h e senate voted unanimously Thursdayfo permit members of the national guard and army re serves who have dependent wives or children to resign with in 20 days after enactment of legislation making them subject to active duty WASHINGTON sen ate agreed to vote Thursday on legislation for callingout the na tional guard and officers and en listed reserves for training Both advocates and opponents predicted passage Disposal of the guard bill will clear the way for debate on the BurkeWadsworth compulsory braining bill which could be liken up Immediately Thev iwiuse military committee postponed a session on the com pidsorjrmeasure Thursday Chair rnan May explaining that no further consideration would be givento it until the senate had acted Senate rejection of a proposal to let national guardsmen resign rather than enter active training pushed the militia mobilisation bill to the verge of passage Thurs day Senator Barklcy of Kentucky the democratic leader sought a vote by 3 p m CST on the measure which would author ize the president to call Ilic ituard and the officers reserve corps into service for a year Both advocates and opponents agreed that it would win ap proval The amendment to give guards men arid reserves 20 days after the bills passage in which they could turn in their uniforms lt failed Wednesday 47 to 36 It was offered by Senator Danaher R I who contended that many 1 men had enlisted in the belief that they would not be called to duty outside their own states unless I congress declared war I v I Administration senators oppos 1 ing the amendment argued that the guardsmen had enlisted to serve the nation in any emergcn cy and should not be permitted to J quit at a time when ihey were needed I Neither side however ac knowledged the vote as a clear cut Jest of sentiment on the maan controversy whether conscription should be ordered to supplement the militia or whether voluntary army cnlist menU should be sought Anti conscription leaders supported Ed Danahers proposal As soon as the guard bill is acted upon the senate will take up tne BurkeWadsworth con scription measure A closelyknit group of senators met Wednesday in the office of Senator Norns Ind Nebr to plan for a full Willkie Meets lowo Former Willkie to Ask Support of Hoover Landon for Hatch Law Amendments debate no compromise against the legislation fighi I hope that there will be the eera oar m maximum number ot speeches missions Willkie icolied SCnnrain1 r XT J COLORADO SPRINGS Colo of Wendell L Willkie said Thursday he would ask ter mer President Herbert Hoover and Alt M Landon the 1936 repub lican nominee to support his de mand for broad amendments to the Hatch antipolitics law Willkic told his press confer ence Wednesday the existing act should be amcndcil to require the president cabinet officers and all other now exemptof ficials to file sworn statements of their assets upon taking of fice and upon leaving office He added that another desirable amendment would be a provision prohibiting any member of a family of an official from re ceiving compensation for repre senting clients before federal agencies The republican nominee will have a luncheon conference with Landon here Tuesday He will see Hoover in Denver sometime next week Campaign issues ana strategy also will be discussed with Laiidon and Hoover Wilikic said If he is elected Willkie said lie and members of his family will file statements of personal assets with the secretary of state re gardless ot whether the Hatch law is amended I am in favor of all amend ments to the Hatch act necessary to make it airtight in carrying out both its provisions and spirit Willkie declared He added that the purpose the act was to bring purification to our politi cal life The Hatch law prohibits poli tical activity by federal work ers and state workers paid partly from federal funds Asked at his press conference whether he had any specific examples in mind when he sug gested that members of official families be barred from practicing before federal boards md com LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES A FARLEY Farley Resigns as Postmaster General PAGE 2 Legion Post Hits Dictatorial IHSAA PAGE 17 Winnebago 4H Club Fair to Be Aug 1415 PAGE 19 Alien Registration Starts Here Aug 27 PACK 20 said Senator Nye R N Dak I lively one of the foes but he adoteri tiiiii this did not at all mean a fili buster V Possibility of a compromise Xvc said was iiol discussed The bill as approved by the senate military committee would re quire registration of all men from 21 to 30 inclusive fol lowed by a selective draft for a years training The conscription bill probably will not come up in the house un til the senate has acted because its military committee is to reopen its hearings Among ihe new witnesses will be General John r Periling an advocate of compulsory military senice and Harry Woodring former secretary of war who is supporting the voltaliatorv untiiry enlistment plan Drive Against British Urged by Tokio Diet TOKIO hundred and twentysix members of the diet Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday urging the government to take all available and effective measures to drive British influence from cast Asia Britains Wife of Michigan Governor Succumbs CHARLOTTE Jlich Zqiii D Dickinson wife of Gov Lurcn D Dickinson died Thurs day after an illness of several weeks She was 75 Her 81yearold husband was at her bedside where he had kept vigil for four nights They had no children FREEANDEQUAL PARTNERSHIP Indians Will Devise New Constitution After End of War LONDON was prom ised free and equal partnership in ihe British commonweath Thursday as Britain sought to unify the greatest possession of her empire for an amassing of man power and wealth against Ger many and Italy the latter now driving for an outlet into the In dian ocean The pledge announced by L S Amery British secretary of state for India in the house of commons was authoritatively interpreted as ofterinjf an even broader status than that of do minion which is enjoyed by Canada Australia and South Africa Postwar dominion status for India was proposed by the government last October A similar statement was made simultaneously by Lord Linlith gow viceroy in India Fullest sympathy was ex pressed for Indian insistence thai the new constitution should be framed by Indians and ready assent was announced to organ ization after the war of a body representing principal ele ments in Indian national life to Windsors Reach Bermuda DUKE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR Duke Duchess of Windsor Welcomed in Bermuda Are Enroute to Bahamas An invitation to Indian lead ers to Join the governor generals executive council and establish ment of a war advisory council which would contain representa tives of the Indian states also was announced The government statement frankly declared its hope Unit sat isfaction of Indian nationalist aspirations would lead to greater contribution of Indian wealth and manpower to Britains war effort X With unstinted Indian aid Brit ain might be in position to as semble overwhelming manpower to smother Italian expansion in the Mediterranean and Red seas areas and at the time offer a check to a threatening Japan in the other direction By her advances through Brit ish Somaliland Italy is seeking to reach a vintage point looking to ward this eastern and middle east ern empire much of which is dom inated by Moslems While repeating the govern ments offer of domination status for Indias 35000000 people the statement reiterated unwillingness to undertake fundamental con stitutional issues in the midst of war and held off devising of a new framework ot government until after the delay which has been criticized by ardent national ists in India On another point however the government gave assent to the set ting up after the war with the least possible delay of a body representative of the principal elements in Indian nation life in order to devise the framework of the new constitution rThe government promised every aid in their power in tills task Indias anxiety nt this moment critical importance in the Frozen French Funds in U S Face Seizure WASHINGTON Secretary Morgenthau disclosed Thursday that the United States was con sidering the possibility of taking world war debt payments out ot frozen French funds in this coun try When the subject of war debts was raised at his press conference the treasury chief said that before French funds are released he wants to see what happens to American in vestments and debts over there The treasury head had referred many times to the possibility of offsetting American business and other losses in the invidad Eu ropean countries against the funds of those countries being held here but formerly he had given no re ply to inquiries about World war indebtedness France alone owes this country about from the last war Asked whether the freezing regulations imposed upon the funds belonging to invaded na tions and theic peoples also ap ped to Germany Morgenthau re plied No anv amount of money can be sent to Germany and there is nothing we can do about it Its silly but we are at peace with Germany and cannot do about its funds of n e world struggle against tyranny and aggression to contribute fully to the common cause and to the triumph of our common ideals the statement said She has already made a mightv contribution She is anxious to make greater contribution still His majestys government in Great Britain are concerned that that unity of national purpose in India which would enable her to do so should be achieved u as early a date as possible f prominent pi ui businessmen in ho pirc were declared purely rc unpaidonable at DIKECTOR IS SUED HOLLYWOOD Cal Rcna Borzage late Wednesday lilcd a counter complaint to the I divorce suit of her famous director j husband Frank Borzage She j asked for separate maj I and alimony of SI500 pending trial of the iinf Former Justice of Illinois Succumbs IIARLESTON 111 K Dunn 85 former justice of the Illinois supreme court died home herc Wednesday at his night He was born in Mount Gileid Ohio in 1854 He was graduated vaixl law school o the Ohio b HAMILTON Bermuda The Duke and Duchess of Wind sor arrived here Thursday from Lisbon Portugal enroute to the Bahamas where the duke will as sume the post of governor The American Export liner Excalibiir on which they were passengers anchored off this port early in the afternoon Thousands lined the shores and the freshly scrubbed coral navcd streets to greet the cou ple The Windsors arrived at the jetty almost exactly al the sched uled hour p m p m C S stepped ashore irom a barge as cheers arose from the throng of about which crowded the Boyal Yacht club lawn The duke came ashore first fol lowed by h i s Americanborn duchess He was greeted first by MajGen Denis Kirwan Bernard governor of Bermuda and then by airs Hastings Brooke the gov ernors sister who curtsied low STEWARDESS IS STRUCK ON HEAD Unknown Man Demands Baggage Compartment Key From Girl on Plane NASHVILLE TennAmerican Airlines officials Thursday quoted Stewardess Rosemary Griffith as saying she was hit on the head by an unknown person who demanded the key to the baggage compart ment of a transcontinental sky sleeper as the plane neared Nash ville Wednesday night The stewardess as giv en out fay Paul Stanley Xash villc sales manager for the air lines said she was leanine over in the corner of the ladies lounge when some man whis pered into her car give me llic key Givp me the key or I will sluff you Then Stanley said the steward ess said she was felled by a blow on the bead and that as she lay on the floor she managed to swal the key Stanley added that the 24 year old brownhaired girls condition HELD IN DEATH OF HIS BROTHER Rockwell City Man Claims Innocence in Murder of Bachelor ROCKWELL CITY protesting his innocence Frank Braniff 61 was held Thursday in the Calhouii county jail on first degree murder charges in connection with the death of his bachelor brother Patrick Braniff Tiie young Braniff who shared bachelor quarters with Ins brother was bound over to the grand jury Wednesday night Patrick was found dead Tues day night in his farm home eight miles southwest of here His death was caused by a beat ing over the head Coroner J J Weyer said Several hours of questioning by officers Wednesday failed to shake rranks story that he was in Rockwell City at the time ot his brother s death and found his body upon his return at p m County Attorney A J Braginton and State Agent Max Stwicr said traces of blood were found on Franks clothing and in his hair Neighbors said Patrick was welltodo He owned the I4aacrc farm on which the two brothers lived SHOCK RESULTS lV DEATH OF WOMAN WATERLOO h o c k o f hearing a radio report that her es straiiged husband Frank Braniff 61 was being held for the murder of his brother Patrick 77 on a farm near Rockwell City resulted in a heart attack which killed Mrs Mary Braniff here Wednesdav it was revealed Thursday Before Mrs Branift died she fold her sister Mrs L D that she had heard the that she couldnt stand it Mrs BraniffV grief was over concern for the children and their wives BERS SUPPLY BASES British in Daylight Attacks Strike at Kiel and Cherbourg BULLETIN LONDON air min istry said Thursday night that S3 German airplanes had been destroyed Thursday in attacks over the English Channel Compiled From Cable Dispatches LONDON planes battled German British almost fighting constant attacks along the e English Channel coast Thursday and royal air force bombers were reported officially to have ranged iar into Germanoccupied terri tory to smash at supply lines from Cherbourg to Norway where a huge nazi oil depot was set afire At least nine German planes were brought down and others were reported damaged or destroyed in a series of fierce battles over he Channel where British ships for the first lime were usinf balloon bairaire protection against dive bombers The communique said that three British coastal ships had been tor pedoed and sunk by speed boat attack early Thursday morning The ship were in a convoy rs A reported remarked that this try also was at neatp ith r vessels and country also was at peace with France but had frozen lier funds Morgcnfhau explained that what he meant was that freezing orders applied only to invaded countries rather than ones at war because when a country was invaded a question arose whether its damaged British fighting planes attacked large numbers oE German dive bombers which were protected by figiting craft it was staled of ficially A Japanese member of the srssvarjsffi country on thenown initiative under duress of the invaders He gave no estimate of the frozen funds which have been rii n ru mored to total several billion dol lars All the American funds ot France Belgium Holland Luxem bourg Denmark and Norway have been tied up to IOTEIL Killed iwien German bombers machine gunned a convoyed vessel off the southeast coast At least three British planes were lost accord ing to official statements The air ministry said that Brit isn bombers in daylight attacks had struck at the airdromes at Cneibourg and Haamstede and at tacked the Homburg oil plant thn Kiel ihe Hamm supply lines aiicl a number of airdromes northwest Germany One plane was reported missing off th Nonyegian coast Scattered German attacks on the south const continued all day In one town where the Ger mans and lowflying British Spit fires dived at full throttle with machineguns blazing a local court continued to hear cases while the windows of the court room rallied to the bursts of gun The air battle far over the channel with planes darting in and out of the clouds some times fiKhlinr in formation sometimes in individual doe fiKhts One of the German planes shot down was a Messnischmitt 109 forming a part of the fighter es cort of the heavy bombers The battle which grew out of the second raid along the southeast coast during morning lasted exactly au hour battle planes often swooped within a thousand fret of rnoftops and channel but no bombs were dropped Large clouds of smoke were seei near two ports where it was be lievedtwo raiders crashed The air was split with almost Stjcomimioiis anHOii fire from he Messerschmitis the stiarp crackle I of answering machincgun fre rr will be forrcsl Don 1 IIC Weather senatorial nomination went to Manvcl 11 TRUMAN HEARS RENOMINATION Governor L C Stark Frails U S Senator by 7753 in Missouri ST LOUIS nearest democratic rival Gov Lloyd C Stark trailing by 7753 votes with only SO rural precincts yet to re port United States Senator Harry S Truman of Missouri Thursday appeared to have won icnomina lion in Tuesdays primary elec tion Both men declined to comment however pending complete count of the vote including ab sentee ballots estimated at be tween 5000 and 10000 returns from out ot 4H7 precincts including St Louis and Jackson county Kansas City complete gave Truman who is completing his first term 262990 votes Stark 255237 and Maurice M Milligan former U S district attorney at Kansas City 125888 U was the closest contest in Missouri since Senator James A Reeds 5900vote triumph over Breckcnridge Long in 1022 The other major races were set tled Lawrence JIcDaniel SI Louis excise commissioner won the democratic nomination nrr goveinor His republican opponent I lom lhe British Spitfires and an in November will be Forrest Don llmSLialv hoavv rr n was not serious Xray examination of Hiss Griffith disclosed that she had swallowed a small key to the planes baggage compartment and it was suggested that she was holding it in her month when the plane struck rough air causing her to fall The air line announced that Miss Griffith whose home is at Springfield Mass was found un conscious in the lounge shortly after the plane passed over Bris tol Tenn HOUSE ADJOURNS W A S H I N G T O N sinnu adjourned Thursday out of was admitted respect to Representative W Ben FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy with scattered tlmndcrshowcrs Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer central and east Thursiiay nisht and cxtrcnic cast Friday MINNESOTA partly cloutly siatlered thundcrshowcrs south Thursday night and west and south Friday warmer extreme southeast cooler northeast Thursday night cooler near Lake Superior Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather static I tics Thursday Maximum Wednesday j Minimum in Xighl 37 i A 8 a m Thursday 70 j YEAR AGO i Maximum Minimum Precip Divisof Kansas City heavy barrage of anti aircraft firp Observers said llmt fielitcrs could be seen speeding nut to SKI as Spitfires dived on their lails from the clouds abovp One Jlesserschmitl tackled bv spitfires dived down toward the sen righting itself at a height of only a few hundred feet Then it streaked off toward pursued Official sources said later there were only 12 British fighters onr squadron the fight against at east 50 German bombers and a large escort of fighting planes rie nazi bombers were Junkers j and fi8s while fiVhtor ea Thursday in a written answer were mostly MeVscrfchn Ut to a house of commons question I though 0mc of neV HcinUcl 113 fighters were in scl tion Most of the British pianos were Civilians Are Killed 321 Hurt in Great Britain LONDON Two hundred and fiftyeight civilians were killed and 321 injured seriously during air rains on Britain during the month of July it was report IOWAV IS APPOINTED NEW YORK Root C I illliie Clubs America Ucri Hurricanes dropped again   

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