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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NOR IL EDITED FOK EDITION VOL XLVI PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL 1EASED WTKES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 300 NAZIS RAID LONDON FOR 14TH NIGHT Diamond Biermann Nominated for U S Posts f w PATRONAGELOG JAM BELIEVED TO BE AT END Sheldon Man Will Succeed Dunn Named Attorney General Aide WASHINGTON Roosevelt Fuday sent to the sen ate the nominations of Tobias E Diamond Sheldon Iowa attorney to be United States attorney lor the noithern district of Iowa and Fied E Biermann of Decorah to be United States marshal for the same distuct Diamond would succeed Ed Dunn ot Mason City who has been appointed an assistant attorney general to work on Mississippi liver land titles Biermann would bucceed John Keefe o Sioux City The nomination ot the two Noith for important po sitions with the federal court was generally expected in Mason City and vicinity Fied Bieimann who served three teims as fourth district rep resentative in congress had been mentioned for the position of mar shal for the last year or two The appointment of Keefe expired in 1938 Dunns term expired hi April 1939 Senator Guy M Gillette announced more than a year ago be bad wpt recommenda tions to The justice department held the recommendations for some time but recently informed Senator Gillette that they bad approved them and forwarded them to the president Fildayb action by the president is belieied to heiald the bi caking of a log jam on fedeial patronage for the northern half of Iowa The lam developed following President Roosevelts sponsorship of Otha D Wcann in the 1938 piimaiies against Gillette as part of he purge campaign in which Dunn also supported Weann Gillette letaliated by announc ing that he would oppose reap pointment of Dunn andother rec ommendations by the president Notable is the case of Edward M Eicher for the federal circuit bench which the senator was ex pected to oppose if it came to the floor of the senate before pation age matteis m North Iowa weie settled Whether the presidents move result in a change of policy on Gillettes part was the sub ject of much speculation among political leaders Fridaj Thev saiv an attempt bv the president to put his political fences In order just before he is to swinf into the heat of the third term campaign Bieimann opposed the third term until the nomination of Will kie and Roosevelt had been com pleted but is now stumping North Iowa lor the president having been chosen chairman ot the fouith district central committee at the last state convention His nomination if confirmed by the senate would remove him fiom the political arena however undei the leims of the Hatch act Bieimnnn previously had been offeied tht 35800 FSCC food stamp directorship pt Milwaukee but answcied thjt he piefencd tlie Sa00amaishals job because it not necessitate Ins moving out Iowa and askcct that the marshals appointment be acted on insf Tjie Decoialf man served in the 73jct 74th and 75th congresses as icpresentative fiom the fourth Iowa distiict being defeated for leelection m 1B38 by Heniy O Talk a fellow townsman He carried to congress a wide knowledge of farming and farm problems gained as homesteader in North Dakota and duringhis years as an Iowa editor and of fice holder Bieimann attended tne Univei suy of Minnesota for thiee years vas giaduated from Columbia umveisity and studied two yeais in Hanaid law school befoie he iooK up a homobtcad m North DdKota in 1005 pi ing his claim cchtoi riiicl publihci it i loinnal fiom 1008 Hr olitntcercrt foi T E DIAMOND BRITAIN US STUDY PACIFIC Japanese Ultimatum Is Reported Given to French IndoChina By UNITED PRESS Euiopcs axis by a reported Japanese ultimatum to Fiench IndoChina threatened new stabs at the British empire Friday to affset huccesses of the royal air force in turning back nazi aerial blasts against Great Britain While Adolf Hitler consulted telephonically thiough his foreign minister with Premier Benito Mussolfni at Rome in regard to the nejt move a major CHSIS ausing from Japanese demands fnr naval and air bases in Indo China appealed likely to facilitate dxi plans and pel haps to affect United States defense positions m the Pacific Fiom London came atithouta tne leports that Biitam and the United States were discussing Pa ciiic defense as a deterrent to an Amei ican source in the Butish capital reported that these plans involved proposals for joint use by Biitain and the United States of British naval and air bases including the gieat base at Singapore Following leases of British bases m the Atlantic ocean to the United States any action for joint use of bases in the Pacific would be re gaided as of utmost importance and might be by the axis powers and Japan ab tantamount to a military understanding Singapoie is the coie of Butish icstiaint on Japanese naval power in Asia especially in the Eaht and if an TnTangement lor icint use of that babe were mitde it ptesumdbly would be open to American fortes legardlcss of the outcome of the battle of Brit DISCXJSS FLOOD CONTROL DES MOINJES pos sible plans for flood control on the Des Moines liver will be discussed at a public hearing in Des Moines on Oct 4 Lieut Col C P Gross United States atmy engineer dis closed Friday with the 88th division as a tubt lieutenant if Diamond a well knou n attor ney has long been active in dem ocratic circles and is nn ardent supporter of Senator Giltotle He has been ri ficqucnt speaker hcic andin other North Iowa owns at meetings sponsored bydemocratic e has ncsoi held NAZI LOSSES IN CHANNEL TOLD BY PASSENGERS Dutch and French Give British Information on When to Raid NEW YORK f Stones of ieavy German tioop losses resuit ng from exercises and maneuvers ft the English channel prepara tory to an invasion attempt weie Lold Friday by passengeis ainvihg m the American expoit liner Exetei At Almost identical stories were brought by Robert Solbjerg vice president of Arraco Internation al corporation who left France Aug 25 after 20 years in Paris and Carl Ter Weele a Dutch radio executive who left the Netherlands AUK 37 They agreed rthat the Dutch und he French weie supplying the British with advance mfoimation of German exercises on sell piopelled barges in the channel ild thnt British bombers had aken a heavy toll Solberg said he had definite in formation that the Geirnjns have attempted no actual invasion ot England The channel exeicises tie related consisted of sending woops about two miles out in the channel on selfpropelled barges and then turning about to make practice landings on the Fiench coast W Be the British tipped off by Datel and French wait ed for the barges with planes and submarines and that thou sands of Germans have been lost in this fashion Solbeig sud he iccemly visited a Kiench channel port wheie bodies of Geimdn tioops weie washed ashoie daily Tei Weele ri lieutenant in the Dutch aitilleiy said that some Geiman lioops had lelused to take pait m the exercises off the coast and that he had seen many of them sent back to Germany their hands tied behind their bacUs Tcr Weele got out of the Netherlands through his friend ship with a officer lie knew befoie the wai No Dictator Ever Dared to Run Free Election Gauntlet R Asserts in Philadelphia House Votes Purchase of Iowa Training Area WASHINGTON house pasted and sent the senate a bill carrying an appropriation of to buy land in Iowa for a seventh coips area training cen ter Maj Gen P F Bishop of Omaha the aeiejtih corps area commandei sud the land is m Mayne and Detatur counties neai Leon Willkie Sioux City Talk to Be on Farming DES MOINES Sept 26 will deal largely with farm issues Republican Chairman Harry B Swan said Friday Republican governors and gubernatorial candidates from the middle west aie being invited and leaders will attend he bjid is IN inox ruNG MADISON Wii M uaid T Geuioii 31 the foiincr Doiothy Page a uell known golf ei was an an non lung at Wisertn sm geneial hospital Fuday a vic LTt of infantile paiatysis The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy cooler extreme northwest Friday night Saturday partly cloudy caoler northwest MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Saturdaj cooler except extreme southeast Friday nhThf IN MASON CITY GlobeGaiettc sUts tics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night 61 At 8 a m Fridav z The mercury rose to 85 Tlnirs lay for the highest mark sniiic Sept rt YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum jii rrjctayr govern dictator PHILADELPHIA Roosevelt asserted trie complete and enduring safety of our form of ivernment icits on maintaining fiee added that no has daied to lun me gauntlet of such an election Yet he said in an addiess climaxing obceivance of the Univer nf 200th anniversary there still weie some well rsonb who had recently that the light to Iote be denied people who had lost their jobs and were on relief Only too often in our politi cal history Hie president de clared the few at the top have tried to advise or dictate to the many lower down how they should vote Even today m ceitain quarteis there aie I ibgiet to say demands for a leturn of goveinment to the ontrol of those few who because of bubincss ability or economic omniscience aie supposed to be just a touch above the average of IUT citizens As the days of Hamilton if our own gise them ciedit for puie intention and high ideals Nevertheless their type political thinking could easily lead to government by self ish lor power and riches and gloiy Foi the great danger is that once the goveinment falls into the hands of a few elite cui tailment m even abolition of free elections might be adopted as the means of keeping tftem in power As long as periodic free elec tions survive no set of people can permanently control gov ernment Jn the maintenance of free electionsTests ttie tojapTet6v and enduring safety of our form of government No dictator in hfttoiy has daicd to um tlie gauntlet of a eally fiee election Mi elt spoke in Coit ventipnhall with three radio net works carrying hia words to the nation It was an address which the white house had declined oithei befoie 01 aftei itb delivery to label political 6Vnonpolitical Listeneis woie allowed to draw any conclusion they desired The chief executive who had made a morning inspection of the big Philadelphia navy jard and said he is now convinced tlie nation is learning speed in armament construction spoke of current times as a strange pe riod of relapse in the history of the civilization f the world Reciting some of the things which the new deal has spon sored ie added These aie some of the new in struments of social justice which America has forged to meet the new conditions of industry agu cultiuc finnncc and ditions Inch had been neglected too long and which ueic begin ning to endjrigci out inteindl ic cuiity Theie aie Ihe meant viuiih our own generation hale adopted to omcome the thieau ot eco nomic democracy in our land tin eats which m other lands led quickly to political despotism the surest guaranty of popular government On candidates and on election issues Mr Ilooievelt said I would lather tiust the aggregate judgment ol all the people in a president all the vice piesidents the board of di icctors the managers the fore men plus all the than the judgment of the few who may be financially interested He cited What had happenedin Geimany A decade ago he said Geimans weie willing to lend an ear to a new cult called naznsm He de scnbed that cult as a minouty gioup piofessmg extra ordinary patriotism and offering biead and shelter and better govern ment thvough the lule of a hand ful of people boasting ot special aptitude for government Nothing was said m Geimany about abolishing Tree elections he said and many people large business affairs allied themselves politically and economically with the cult Sou and I know the subse quent history of Germany Mr Boosevelt declared The of free elections the thought to such terms as social urity minimum wages or maximum hours It is only within recent yeais lie went on that goveinment has given its attention in a serious effective way to the insurance of bank depobitt to soilconieivation iclief to farmeis and to faim ten ants development of cheap clec tuc water powei ieelamatton of soil by piopci ue of watei and foieils to he pieveniion of finud and deceit in the sale ol sccuntic to the assuimce of the pimciple of collectivc bai gaining by work crs in induatly to government as siEtnnce lo the blind and the handicapped 01 to the noed taking caie of cldcily people without ibiovving them into the poorhouse Those he said were some the new ot Diifting back towhat he called thp V1CW of republic Mr Roosevelt said Ham ilton sinceieiy behoved m the superiority of government by to It usually wealthy citizens Jefferson he said advocated government by representatives n all the ncoplc And it was t Jeffersons belief that the chie executive subscribed becaus Jefferson recognized that was our system of free un hampeied elections which FINANCING FOR DRAFT DETAILS IS SPEEDED UP Clerk Cost to Be Monthly Estimates Reveal WASHINGTON P elim Inavy estimates indicated Friday that a month would be distributed among local draft boaids throughout the country for clerical help in the task of regis tering and selecting men for com pulsory military service Along with other plans fi nancing arrangements for the vast draft effort went forward at full speed In anticipation of a congressional grant of S2XIOO 000000 and the presidents or der formally sejllng up a draft administration Selective service officials said each of 6500 local boards would have at Ie4st one paid cleric Al lotments for clerical help for the icst of this yeai were figured ten tatively at 10 cents a month for each man registered The census bureau estimated that 16404000 weie in the draft age limits of 21 through 35 Estimates have not been made foi 1941 when the local boards will have completed their major task of registering and classifying the first big group of men V were suddenly wiped outby new regime still professingthe same purity of purpose H is a tiaxesty on fact to claim that there is Any free choice of pubhc officials m that nation to day or that theie evei has been one since 1S33 The president had just received an honoiaiy degiee of doctor of lavsfiom thcumveisilv The foundation of Hub iiveisity he said was con cealed freedom of lehgious teaching and with free learning for the many who could not pay for higher education r T jwtja W411 DC created Ity he draft UJeraHy a million men and women will in the selective service system without pay It Ib in gteat univeuities like Pennsylvania he said that the ideas which can assure our only full time workeis in tional safety and make tomorrows f antj draft board history are bemff forged and shaped If demociacy is to survive Mr Hoosevelt declared it Is the task of men of thought as well as men of action to put aside pride and prejudice and with courage and singleminded above all with find the truth and teach the truth thai bhall keep men fiee CHOIR SINGER FOUND SLAIN Police Hunt Whose Car Was Found Near Reservoir Murder Site PITTSFIELD Ulass body of Miss Madeline Clailc 44 a Lenov Mass choir singer was found m Fainhams reseuou Fu djy by a polite bcaithing paity and i medical examiner lepoited juomptly biic had been mui dcicd Ihe polite pnty found Clai k s body uftei nn extended icjich for hci and hei escoit of Thuisdrfy night Sylvester Dellcar of Pittsticld State police repoited Dellearb bloodstained automobile wio found beside the rescivoir Witnesses TJellcar met Miis Ciaik after a choir practice Thursday night at St Hclencs chapel m Lenox The victims mother becamealarmed when she found early Friday moimng that her ddushtei had not returned Aleva Ku a no reurne Alexander Hamilton and Thomas home and police immediately be JefZerson in the early days of the gan to look for the pair iti Assistant Disluct Attorney Har old R Goewey of Pittsfield an nounced an veins old who has been separated from his wife ce IOWAN VICE PRESIDENT BUFFALO Y R Koi shay Ainti insuran agent elected MLC piesidont of the Ndtionnl of In AscnK it the oigomza tions convention lierc All members of tire local boards then medical legal and business advisers and olhei administrative aides numbering m all about 200000wilI wojrkjjojnothing In addition it was estimated that more than 700000 regular election officials serving without Pay would be icquued to enrol the men Oct 16 With the exception of tho local board cleiks who are expected to become the active administra tive officials m the local board tnur headquarters will be paid 2 More Sentenced to Die for Participating in Murder Syndicate NEW YORK P bmgh Phil Stialiss ruv deied 28 men and Martin Buggs by Goldstein uho mui doted thiee and who boasted n year that lie dcscued a better inting than pubhc enemy No 6 Fi i day awaited tlieir trip to deatt low in Sing Sing prison A jury found them guilty of one of thenmany crimes in the second of the tuals of members of Muider Inc a Brooklyn mob be lieved to have slain at least 8 pelsons The jury made no rec ommendation for mercy making it mandatory for Judge John J Fitzgerald to sentence them to death In Sing Sing they will Jon Huiy Happy Maione and Fianl the Dashei Abbandando two moic of the mobs executione awaiting tiicn turns in the electi chair 9 DAYS TO PAY TAX DES MOINES off cials icrrunded Iowa taxpayers Friday that only nine days le penalty LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIAM BIOFF Completes Term on Charge of 18 Years Ago PAGE 2 To Dedicate Ventura Gym and Auditorium STATE PAGE High School and Junior College Play SPORTS PAGE WOULD TRY TO INVOLVE SPAIN shortlived Jobs will be 3SC1SI rrfiSS i fells ItO JmHfff CM I O 1 Bluntly of Spanish as Potential Axis Allies By THEASSOCIATED PHESS Iiidjcations thatGermany and Italy aie liymg to diaw Spdin into the war against Britain with Fiench Jloioccii and possibly tlie gieat lock roilics of Gibrallai as a icivaid veic lepoited by foieign in Home Fn day Tliefascist piess bluntly wrote of Spain as a potential ally lend ing caedence to the icpoit By this strategy it be lieved that the powers hoped to gain control of the mediterranean probably by stormjns Gibraltar from the rear through thus tighten a blockade strangle hold on the British empire German Foieign Mimtei Joa chim von Ribbentiop and Italian Foieign Minister Count Ciano meeting in Rome weie also postwai the fate of those Afucan peoples v ho will been fieed fiom Butith tyianny as one Rome newspaper phrased It Fiequent communication dining the last 24 houis between Hitler and Von Ribbentiop led Fuday to airangementi foi anothei confer ence between Ribbentiop and Premier Bcmto Mussolini Ribbcntrop talked Thursday night for one hour and 50 minutes with II Duce at Venice palace but REPORTBRITISH SANK SEVERAL GERMAN SHIPS British Send Nazi Day Raiders Fleeing Channel in Disorder BULLETINS LONDON IUR German Tjombs fell on London again Friday Anight after a day ot relatively small scale nazl at tacks except for bombing on the eastern and southeastern out skirls ot the British capital dur ing the morning This openrd the fourteenth consecutive night oT siege VICHY UP Ger man transports were destroyed and numerous large fires start ed in northern French ports as British bombers struck against possible invasion springboards redoubled fury during the past 48 hours according to re ports reaching here By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IigMcu IP puked more thau SOD German planes in a massive battle aver Hie southeast toast Fuday moin iiig and the iaiders weie seen racing in disorder toward the Kiench coast Buhsh sources le ported Fuday following night long nai iiids on London aurt heavy HAF counterblows against German inland continental bases and invasion poits if The authoritative British Tress association said British fighters hidden In the clouds waiting Tor the Germans pounce a on them as they reached the Kent coast and repoitcd discussing of Affica and it was announced officially that he would see Mussolini again Fii day A latei official announce ment told Of constant telephonic communications between Jib bcnhop and ISeihn and specific ally mentioned Hitler Comcidcntaljy liucisla influential afternoon emphasized Spains mteiest in Hibbentrops conferences in Rome and said that v hen he ictuined to Beihn the Gcimm foicign Mould meet Seriano without Sunei Spanish miniitoi of intci for 200 Detroit Youths Greet Indians With Jeers Tomato val here foi the crucial seiies with the Dctioit Tigci tCa ommittee of ippiSximatcly JCO but to itiucl Lctty Wiseman Clove land trainei Singing theTiecTops Hie boys thicat encd to stand Hows all night and pliiced filled uilh enoppcd Ihe uppci ito V W ep the In m to ihr The Ptess associations corre spondent descubing the battle said the raiders duven re lentlessly back eastwaid and the fight continued over the sea Later a formation of Hum cJnes uiri Spitfues tame flying home to the cheers uclow Near Dover one German fight ei spuii out of the sly trailing smokenntleitKitiet in hills near the hiinuel poll Geimcin iaidei6 appealed over London and the Thames Es tiijry dilling the morning Londoners went to air raid shel ters when the attackers appeared emeiged again shortly alter noon when it was believed the danger had passed Antiaircraft Uatteiies kept up a thuudeious ban age against the Estuary j aiders until fishl eii sped to the attack British bombers striking at German bases while the nais were subjecting London to Its 13th consecutive allnight at tack blasted the DortmundEms canal and other vital communi cations In Germany proper and a number of ports and air dromes in Germanoccupied tcrrilorv the air ministry an nounced npsiiming daylight iuds um Geuiidh pkiiies maicd through the tioiids ovei the London arcabut dioppcci only bombs Addi tional laideis appealed simultanr ously over a southeast inland tou n Latci loottop observeis heaid he dione of planes over the Capi tal but tney flying too high to tell whether they were British 01 German One explosion vas heard dui mg the moining in London but it mjy have been a lime bomb diopped in Tluuday nights raids cIcsLiifaed officully as on a and rffectn e than o late Lonuon again the main objective of the night attacks but bombs also were dumped in XancasJiire Essex Brrkshirf Krnt the Midlands and southwest England A formiUcm of bombcis coppccl the night attacks with a violent on tho and east sectors of London just boloie dawn Butish Bomb eis icneucd tcielr blastingsof poili along the French tOast and other objectives m Germany One Geimm laiclet biought down by fne southwest London crashed into the side of a house 50 yards from a hospital Mciton park Us lips dimoged ffjiir houcs befuic it stiuck the ifth siich foue tiiat tlif building demolished Pctiplr in ncdiby anlaid shcl trii vac fncldngcinl by lie spidiilnig flames but escaped Collie tupd when ibomb hit an escape hatch