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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILV EDITED p VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPfR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOC i AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF Ttvo SECTIOKs SECTION ONE NO 301 FAMILY AWAITS WORD OF KIDNAPER Principle of McNaryHaugen Bill Advocated IOWA NOMINEE IS ACCUSED OF DODGING ISSUE Oregon Senator Vice Presidential Nominee Opens His Campaign AURORA 111 UP Senator Charles I McNaiy of Oregon opened his republican vicepresi dental campaign Saturday with a pledge to free domesticallycon sumed American faim pioducts from competition with world price levels He accused his democratic op ponent former secretary of ag riculture Henry A Wallace of dodging the farm issue in his campaign speeches McNary marketing proposed allotment creating a plan that would divide the American farm output into two ing the part lequiied for domestic consumption from the part to be known as the exportable sur plus Thisw as the fundamental principle of the McNaryHaugen bill of a doen years ago He said it would allot to each farmer his fair share in the Ameri can maiket upon which he will re ceive paiity puce and assure the farmer his equitable share iii the national Income Too long a world of lower standards of living lower wages and lower incomes has fixed the prices of American agricultural products Let us end that situatloq delay McNary said McNarymade his iirct cam paign speech on behalf of him self and Wendell L Willkio his presidential running mate be foie a rural audience at an Illinois republican rally in exposition park He chided Wallace for seeking to hang an appeasement label on republicans and transferring his campaign farm belt to Europe I fear that Mr Wallace seeks a change of venue he said The device is I was a youne lawyer out iri Ore gon observed that shrewd counsel in a weak ease preferred being as far from the scene of the crime as pos sible when he went to trial Mr Wallace has been physical ly piesent in the farm belt during the last few weeks but his ut tered thoughts been far far away McNary reaffirmed his own description of Wallace as a high miridedand sympathetic secretary ofagriculture but added that as a vicepresidential candidate Wal lace was energetic but mischievous in argument The attempt tu make party test of patriotism is sheer mis cliiefjnaking he said If taken seriousij it mifht injure the na tional unity so needful in a He indorsed the nvuketmg agiecment pibvision of the agn cuIUual adjustment act nppio puations to encourage exporta tion and mcieased domestic use by division and the food stamp plan for using surplus commodi ties but charged that reciprocal trade agreements fail to promote trade and characterized the new deal farm program geneially as a thing of shreds and patches Invasion Not to Be Tried in 40 Is Belief COLORADO SPRINGS Colo experts in London believe Hitler will not attempt to invade the British Isles this au tumn but in Berlin officials Seem confident that Britain will be knocked out in a few weeks Hugh Baillie president of the United Press said iu an address Friday night at the annual banquet of the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce The British general staff still expects an Invasion and would like It o come now Bailiie said but there Is o growing be lief among military and naval attaches of neutral embassies in London that Hitler will not make a frontal attack ou Brit ain this autumn Baillie quoted from cables he had received Friday from Wallace Carroll United Press manager in London and Frederick C Oechs ner head of the U P bureau in Berlin Carrolls message said it was believed m London that Great Britainls big test was more likely to come on the Nile than on the Thames Oechsnericported that Geiman military and political of ficials seemed confident that they could clean up the situation in Britain in a few weeks the best of my knowledge the metsage from Carroll said R A F is actually stronger in fighter and bomber formations than it was at the beginning of the aerial bliUkrfcg With the R A F still intact and the British navy commanding theseas it would be too risky in neutral opinion to attempt an invasion I kjiow think the war will develop as fol lows I Hitler will continue to bomb Britain especially at night vith the aim of disrupting war production and making the people war weary 2 Germany and Italy will do their utmost to Tbrlnf Spain into the war In order to seal up the western Mediterranean 3 Italy with German sup port especially in the air will drive toward tile Nile and the Suez canal The message from QechMier in Berlin said The main dueition continues to be whether the German bomb ing of London and other vital points has sufficiently softened British morale andwar machinery to permit an actual invasion at tempt by water and by air If not then the question is whether unrelieved bad weather may bog down he attempt until spring thus dragging Europe into a second winter of war British resistance beyond a doubt has surprised lots of people here but military and pohticar of ficials I talked to today stilr seem confident they can clean up the situation in a few weeks You can got nny money on that here in Bcihn that served Ho called only as a slopgap Hull patient and lovable gentleman vs ho yednis for the ictuin of the last centuiy but said the reciprocal tiade tieaties not properlytreaties because they were not subject te senate ratification I knowul no one who advo cates withholding fiom Ihc fdim ei the giants he conseix ation paiity pamcn crop loans and other til the piolonged emeigency is past and the farmer no longer at a disadvantage McNary said The republican candidate as serted that the basic farmprob lem Is no nearer solution than It was on March 4 1933 when President Roosevelt took office An administration worth its salt will strive for parity not parity payments he said hc new deal did not invent tlie farm problem Us offense lies in the fact that finding agncul uie ill of a functional disorder it mide the dfcordor chronic Mclwuy sud the basic diffci Nice between the tuo pttty p0j rics uai that the demociats bought solve he fnm pioblem by 2 Burlington Youths Crushed to Death in Lincoln Rail Yards LINCOLN Nebr Two young men found crushed to death in a coal car in the Burlington railroad yards here were identi fied Friday night as Kenneth Craig 22 and Donald Russell Wallace 18 both of Builmgton Iowa Deputy County Sheriff Less Hasioa said he mfoimed the pair left Builmgton Thursday looking for VOTES AGAINST INCREASE WASHINGTON Senator Gillette was lecoided against the confeiencc ic port inci easing the bon owing power of the Retonstiuction Fi nance Cniporahon by S1JOO000 Senator Heiring was not lecorded voting regulation of existing production while the lepublican increase demand by business re covery He promised that the republi cans if elected will deal with for eign countries realistically and re serve to the American farm pro ducer fjrst access to his own mar ket Further it will seek to enlarge the American market by improv ing consuming power and encour aging industrial uses of laini raw materials and thirdly it will seaich for d foimula for fieemg Athenian fjim puces tfiom the of foicign maikets he said AIR SQUADRON IN SEARCH British Pound Nazi Bases U S ARMY MAN General Honeycutt Reported Missing After Plane Trip FAYETTEVILLE N Car wp An ailplane in which Brigg Gen Fiancis W Honeycutt commander of Foil Bragg near heie was pas senger has been missing since 6 34 p m CST JTuday night when it was icported over Savannah Ga en loute to Jacksonville Fla Lieut Col JEarl C Ewart public relations officer at Fort Brare said that great concern was felt over General Honey cults safety A squadron of five planes left heie Saturday at a m to search the territory between Sa vannah and Jacksonville but ic ported finding no trace of the missingobservahon plane which bore besides General Honey cult Capt George F Kchoc pilot and Coipoial Robeit J SchniU Adverse Heather prevented the searching planes from taking off earlier They joined by coast guard planes from Jack sonville and Savannah Col Ewart said General Honeycult left Foi t at p m Friday night in an 047 observation plane was due in Jacksonville at 830 p in He planned to fly to Atlanta early Saturday the ter rain between Savannah and Jack sonville over which they were fly ing marshy low countiy spaisely populated Col Ewart expressed the the oiy that the plane might nave landed in some isolated place and had no mems of communica ting uith Foil Biagg Col Ewait snd the seaichmg planes fiom Foil Biogg aidved m Jacksonville at a m CST FINflLTRIBDTE FOR HASTINGS Pastor in Funeral Address Lauds His Fine Citizenship GARNER friends judges pi ofessional associates from all parts of North Iowa md a number of 1910 University of Iowa law school classmates gathr ered heic Satuiday afternoon to pay a final tribute to Irving C Habtmgs whose dealh Thuiaday followed a long peiiod of ill health The J Wcmeil ot SPCHLCI m ituijte uf the tites held the Haitmgb liome stressed the tonsil uctive citUenbhip and he unfailing kindliness which marked the life of the local attorney Hib character and his works were cited as proof of eteinal life After the services here the body was taken to Spencer Mr Hast ings boyhood home for burial in the family lot There the Ameri can Legion was in charge of the committal service Pallbearers here included Dr E H Phijhpb Fusbee Dr J C Mori i son Roy L McMilim Claience Barnes and W S Lee all of Gamer and all old fucnda of flit Hastings Membeii of the Hancock cotin ly bar formed nil honor guard and membeis of the Gatnei Lions club attended the ulei in a bouy ThciD weie flowcis in profusion for the man who pcihap moie than anybody cljc had usumcd u leadership in Gauicis civic and community activities FOR American Expert Declares German Defeat in Long War Few Noxi Bombers Raiding England Are Turned Back BULLETINS NEW YORK Ger man wireless reported Saturday that British naval units had at tacked French cruisers off Da kar In the Atlantic Ocean dam aging one warship escorting French freighters bound for un occupied France DOVER England tish bombing squadrons struck through ideal invasion weath er in raids on German bases along the French coast Saturday night after nazi war planes had dropped spectacular parachute flares along the Britishcoast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS sources dis closed Satuiday night that Royal Anforce bombers in thiee gieat waves had dumpea tons of bombs on German invasion fleets ot ihips and barges lying in clusteis 50 stiong in the Flench harbor of Eunkerque and had left ilbbpns of file in other poits all along the Gei manheld channel coast In attacks that began early Friday night and were not fin ished until almost dawn the RAF night raiders punished the approachchannel basins canata at Dnnhtrijiie with after salvo of explosives Other bombers drummed me thodically at the coast from Flush ing the Nethei lands to Fiench Boulogne wliile long range laideis struck into Germany The government declaied Jhat the British raids night after night already had encompassed between 80 and 90 per cent oC all Germans gasoline plants Adolf Hitlers air raiders in augurating i he third week of mass assaults aimed at London roared thrtiueh channel mists and drizzling rain Saturday but were reported to have rim into a storm of British antiaircraft fire along the Kentish coast One group of laiders appeared over the Biitish capital after a nightlong series of attacks and British counterassaults on riazi held channel invasion ports Antiairciaft guns Hazed away for a short Central London the first formation of raiders soon disappeared and the brief laid alarm ended ff Exchange Telegraph News agency reported three of the raid ers over Kent retreated in the face of the heavy British fire one of them jettibontng its bombs in the sea Litcj lone Mebsci schmill fighter ti led lo bleal in aboie the clouds only to Uun tail when it a hot ic ceplion by the British giound bat teries The authoritative British Press association said addition al raiders dropped bombs near two southeastern towns and that bomb fragments fell in sev eral districts One German bomber apparently winged by anilaircraft flee was finished Off near the southeast coast by a British fighter An official announcement said Fudtiy mghtb attacks on London caused casualties rather lesa than consecutive One hcjvy bomb fell eaily Sat udiy morning in Touth Londo bouses and enuring a numbei of casualties n huge crater in a loadway R A F Markedly Superior to Enemy Says U S Army Man Gen the WASHINGTON UP Brig George V Stiong chief of aimys war jlans division has just returned from Lon lon predicted Saturday that Great Britain would be able to defeat Germany after a long war Slrong told reporters that British morale was high that the Royal Air Force is making a magnificent shoning and that the day of a possible German invasion of the island without appalling losses ispast The people are a unit behind Churchill the aimy strategist said They are cheerful but to see this ending German military domination of Euiope and I believe they can do it He said such a war is bound to be a long one only Uvo pos sible results 1 Complete breaking of Great Britain as an empire 2 Complete destruction of naziism in Europe Theie is no halfway measuie or compromise he said Strong headed an official mis siOn which i etui lied to this coun try Friday He said that British authorities afforded every oppor thejnissign to Iin4But What was going on 4hdthat fie felt that all questions had been completely and accurately an swered He said that the British aie de pendent on the erapiie foi both material assistance and personnel and looked largely to the United States to produce materialsthat cant be made in Britain Personally I believe Great Brifaln does not want assistance from the United States as far as manpower goes Strong con tinued Tiiev want moral sup port and productive capacity of munitions He said that theie had becn no matenal destruction of imhtjiy objectives by nazi bombeis in GreatBritain although consider able damage had been inflicted on transportation facilities many files were set and other minor inconveniences vvere suffered He said that he witnessed 10 days of intensive bombing of Lon don before leaving on Wednes day to return to the United States He said that one night he was nble to see nine big files laging about London from his hotel win dow Hc aid thai Si itish pilot tiain mg is keeping abitMst of plane output nnd the Royal AnFoice is strongei in both machines and men than at any time in thepast year He said that the KAF uas a body of highly rained men and that British fighter pilots were markedly superior to Germans Only last Sunday I saw a mag nificent exhibition while at an operations air field he said British pilots who had been on duty all night rushed from their bieakfast tables and took to the air within five minutes after the air laid alaun signal He said that geneially speak the German pilots that had CHANGE IN AXIS WAR STRATEGY IS SEEN LIKELY German Offensive Is Apparently Deadlocked in Air Raids on Isles By J W T MASON United Press War Expert As the German offensive against Great Britain appaiently las leached a dealock it js lea onable to believe leports fiom Home and Berlin that discussions between Mussolini and Gentian Foreign Minister Ribbentrop re late in part to plans for attack elsewhere It is difficult however fiom a military standpoint to un deistand where Gennany can stake anew with fair hope of success It is always hard in warfare to change the strategy of a cam paign and especially so Ihe major objective lo be gained has to he altered as now seems to be the case Reports from the totalitarian capitals point to a shift on the offensive at least for the time bein from Britain to the Mediterranean and North Africa Three possible German movements thus offer them selves for examination The first possibility would be a German offensive through the Balkans into Turkey for the pui pose of moving against Suez and Egypt from PalestineThis opera tion would run the danger em broiling HussianjntewaJs in tie assault Of reief to be out of he silawr A lot ofthem spoke with fcel g on the perfoimnnee of tin They dont like the Biitish fight left a eis and they would do anything to I get rid of them But it Stah u were lo remain quiet the Germans would have to face the great difficulty of crossing the Dardanelles or the Bobphorus to get mlo Tuikey against the opposition of the Tuikish aimy Once that obstacle were over come it would be necessary to continue fighting southward far more than a thousand miles be fore the offensive had reached positions level with Suez The magnitude of maintaining a line of communications of that length is obvious The Germans would have to use an enormous armv and at any time would be In danger of an eventual Russian attack on their rear severing the supply line along the Bosphorus and Dardanelles The second possible movement concerns direct reinforcement ot an Italian offensive from Libya toward Egypt from the west Graz iani has halted his advance 60 miles inside the Egyptian desert and faces some 400 miles of diffi cult country between his present base and Suez V at If i luigc Geiman aimy could loin the the possibility of pushing the Biitibh biicl would be increased But the only way of uniting a Geiman aimy with command would be by tianspoit aciois Ihc Meditenan can The nearest Italian Noith African base is more than five bundled miles from Italy While the British navy Is so powerful in the Mediterranean where its strength recently has been doubled U would be a very precarious undertaking to to ferry an effective German force for SOU miles front Italy to North Africa The chance of success would be remote an8 it Is doubtful whether the German high command would vvltlingly take the risk The third ducction of attack might be through Spain for the puipose of captuiing Gibialta nnd wresting control of the Allan tic cntwncc to the Meditcrrnn can fiom the Butish This task Viould icquire Spanish connivance at a time when Spam has not covered from the exhaustion her civil and is looking de TRISTAN on oasf England for loans lo make essen tial puicVuises ulnojd If Fianco allowed a Geiman aimy to use Spaiiihh teuitoiy foi operations against Gibraltai the British blockade would cut off food and oil supplies endanger ing the stability of the Fianco regime Spain alieady is on a la tioned food basis and starvation might lead to a communist uprji ing But even If the Germans were to march lntoSpain the con quest ol woulfl be at Icut difficult an invasion of Britain The rock Is Impreg nable to air and artillery as sault Starvation could force surrender but the British have had ample time to augment their supplies sufficiently for indefinite siege The tar harbor might be made un tenable fer warships but the fortress guns would still con trol passage through the strait Clioice of a new German of fensive wherevermade thus faces grave possibilities of failureYet Hitldi cannot affoid to sit back idly and allow Ihe initiative o passintoBritish hands us the British an plane output with Ameuean additions giadually gives Britain superiority The problem before Hitler aheady is disquieting and will giow mono soaswinter comes Year to Live But 90 Year Old lowan Outlives His Doctor ATLANTIC A whowas told by a doctoi neniy 70 years aso that he hid only a yeai to live celebrated his 90fh buthday heic this week Wet he moved to Ion a in the 1870s in hope he uould legam his health Hc outlived the doctor vsho piedicted his death Grand Rapids Spuds Festival Being Held GRAND RAPIDS Minn U Itasca county spudsv exhibited at the sec ond annual Giand Rapids potato festival Satuiday A potato judging and a community auctionfollow ing was scheduled foi Situidiiy along uitJt sticet dancing and othct entertainment A parade vull be staged Sun iday RKGISTIIAXION BEGINS IOWA CITY of upper classmen at the Uhiver of Mty of begins Tuesday Classes open Thursday ut rem her civil and is looking to Classes open Thu De Tristan Childs Kidnaping Seventh Since Lindbergh Ulree ases lynched And on Dec 15 1927 P By UNITED PRESS Three year old Count Maic De Tristan was the seventh child to fall victim to a bona fide kidnaper since Charles A Lind bergh JT was snatched fiom his crib at Hopeivell N J on the night of March 1 1932 and slain In the six cases since Jhice childien weie ictuined alive three were slain Kour of the cases wcrevohed were not Ransom uas collected in thicc the last three cases the children weie slain Not since George Weyerhaeuser nine of Tacoma Wash was lansomed for in 1934 has a cliild survived kidnaping Cabtoinia has bad tuo spec tacularprccedents to this kid naping in the past 13 years On Nov 9 1933 Brooke Hait 22 kidnaped at San Cal slain and his kidnapei Thumas II Thuimond and John M Holmes taken from jail by a mob two weeks later and lynched And on Dec 13 1927 the kidnaping of 12 year old Marion Parker by William Ed ward Hickman produced one of the crimes of the generation In his boldness and the gar lulousness of his ransom notes Hickman who signed himself Fox performed in some what similar fashion to the kid naper of the Tristan child lie kidnaped the Parker child from school butchered her in the bafhtvib of his apaitmcnl taunted Ihe childs father u Los Angeles banker and police notes and telephone calls and finally drove through a po lice cordon to the vicinity of the Parkci home collected Jansom from the father dumped parts of the childs body in the slicet and made good his es ape for severaldays He even tually was captured and exe cuted Although children fared bet ter than adulls in the wave of kidnaping that followed thr Lindbcigh weie eight major kidnapings in a six months peuod of the Federal Bureau of Investigation took iip arms tostop them The i ccent victims have been mostly children The last pievious victim was James Cash Ji 5 stolen fiom his bed May 28 1938 near Mi ami Fla The paients paid S10 000 lansom but the clnlds body UIH found in a palmetto clump near the homo U dnv later Fianklm Pictrc Mtciill ton toDial Liimc and electrocuted DE TRISTAN HAS AS RANSOM SUM Prominent French Family Complying With Kidnap Terms Bv FHEDEIUCK C OTHAIAX Vuiled Press Staff Correspondent HILLSBOROUGH C a 1 UP The wealthy and so cially prominent family of three MaVe de Tris tan Jr isolated themselves Saturday in the palatial man sion of the Count and Coun tess Marc de Tristan and tensely awaited word from the kidnaper of son They had complied MJ far as possible with the terms laid down in his note demanding ran som The money w as S5 and bills Law enforcement agencies had withdrawn Newspapermen stayed away And Hie family had biieifed in the San Fiancisco Keyed classified aci js insli acted bv he suue hooknosed ludniip ei when he ibdueletl the scion of five of CcilifoMUiiA wealthiest families Fudny if jf if lie de Tiiitan irwiiiiou lud the appeaiitnce ot being descried Shades and leneuan blinds had been drawn the driveway was clear of automobiles the servants and the family kept indoors The newspaper was a pledge of faith on part of the de Tristans The kidnaper in his Instructions said that as soon as the acj appeared the family would receive further instruc tions He advised them not to liy to communicate bv other channels and said Wait until von have received our letter But some authoulics enteiUmcd grave fears for the safely of the little victim despite the knhidpeis lepeated assutnnes m n lansom note that he would be well tiealed Tiie Uidnnuoi a man between 45 aid 50 appdiently i Litni piominent nose had acknowledged an unstable mind by signing the note unconventional eccentik The kidnaper who Snatched the baby nursq in a street of thif ucaltliy suburb of San Francisco Friday struck at a family so prominent Hsclr and with so many wealthy connec tions Ihal the crime be known as the California Lind bergh cage The young countess Jane is the daughter ot the late Edwin Cims lenson rmiltimiUionanc lumber and shipping magnjle Her mother is now Hie wife of Louis Sliatttirk Catc wealthy picsidcnf of 1hc Phrlps Dodjc per linn Her fathei vas drouncd ID 1 yachting accident iu IBM On lits fathers bide the elder fount is a descendant of an old French noble family and on his mothers of the pioneer Califor nia family of Parroft which al one time owned tre mendous property in San Fran cisco the San Francisco penin sula and northern California His aunt f the Countess Phil ippe de Tristan who uas born Josephine dc Guigne of the San Francisco family with Its ovn connections to the French no billtv Ucr son Count Christian de Guifriif also married tilt wealthy Chrislcnson familj his vilfc being a sister of Countess Jane dc Trlslan The ransom nmnov ivishashlv riHcttcd by Gate S5 510 and nx the Uidnipci directed and was piled on a tublc in the dc Titian nirinsKin the ths 11 aught pucnts Catcs Mis Catc and nthci ilnp iclntives foi some word fiom the kidnaper They weie dealing with no 01 dinuy cnnimal His 600word ransom note had made that clcai And he had bungled the job from the stait This cnuscd attthonttei he bungle ir revocably in the delicate business ot collecting the lansom and feel himself under the compulsion of killing his baby tim to escape defection The nolc obviously was wriU ten by a well person vho understood the subfiifies of English tense and mode despite the attempts of thp writer in Ihrpvv investigators off bv misspelling simple words 11 was replete with tlie phrases nf the cliarmliyr   

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