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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             I NORTH IOWAS DA R VOL Koine HOME EDITION s i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULI LEASED FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 305 BREACH BETWEEN U SJAPS WIDENS 16000 Expected to Hear Willkie at Iowa Falls OrRrORDERS RESTRICTIONS HUGE RALLY IS TO BE HELD IN HARDIN COUNTY Nile Kinnick Iowa All American Will Introduce Nominee IOWA To the theme of Roosevelt Seeds liot dogs to king and queen Iowa Young Re publicans feed them to thousands of farmers one of the largest G O JP rallies in recent years is be ing planned at Iowa Falls Friday A crowd of 16000 farmers Is anticipated at a program which will be climaxed by the appear ance of Wendell L Willkie re publican presidential candidate Kinnick latec will deliver the keynote address of the Young Re publican state convention officials of that organization have an nounced The Iowa Falls meeting is going to be one of the high lights of the campaign George 3 Van Nostrand young G O P state chairman said Mr Wlll kies address will deal with farm problems and will be of direct Interest to Ihe people of Iowa The rally originally was planned lor Eldora but was moved to Iowa Falls because of the tram schedule The presidential nominee who once said he favored continuation of the present farm program until something better is evolved has been in Iowa three times since he became a presidential possibility ability of running He returned in midsummer i rpr a conference with G O P midwcstern goveinois and tn leaders on the agricul tu problem Two weeks ago he cut across southeastern Iowa en route to Coffeyville Kans Willkie will be introduced by Kinnick Iowas AllAmerican halfback who is now attending law college and assisting with the foot ball squad at WILLKIE FORMULATES HEAVY OCTOBER SCHEDULE ABOARD WILLK1E TRAIN ENROUTE TO OMAHA Back in the midwest for a speech at Omaha Thursday night at oclock outlining his views on rais ing income Wendell Willkie formulated a heavy October cam paign schedule calling for 20 major addresses in key slates As the republican presidential nominee swung down through South Dakotaafter a two weeks Jour of the west he arranged to devote the remainder of his drive for votes to the populous eastern half of the country He will speak in Cleveland Oct he would offer criticizing Pre handling of international probf Later in the month he is ex pected to discuss political bosses in a Missouri speech assailing the Pendergast democratic organiza tion Philadelphia vill be among WENDELL L WILLKIE Iowa Falls on Friday ALL OF IOWA FEELS FROST Temperatures Below Normal ia Face of Stubborn Chill Spell ASSAILS G0 P FARM POLICIES Wallace Campaigns Through Wheatlands of Western Kansas TOPEKA Kans ub T uiatic Vice Presidential Candidate night as the stubborn chilly spell Henry A Wallace campaigned held temperatures to a level 16 thiough the wheatlands of west degrees below normal for this ern Kansas Thursday assailing time ijf the year A republican iarm policies and weather i DES MO1NES v felt the sting of frost Wednesday Iowa tions of the state said ithad no information as to whether the vvhite coating on the landscape had caused any substantial crop damage The temperature however de scended to 27 degrees above zero at Decorah and to 23 at Marshall town the bureau added and such belowfreezing figures may have hurt crop prospects The Decdrah reading was the state low Cedar Hapids Davenport At lantic Glarinda and Estherville all reported minimuros of 32 uhile Ames had a low of 33 Wednes days high was 68 at Mount Ayr Skies were clear over the state Thursday morning and the forecast promised fair and somewhat warmer weather Thursday night and Friday Firemen Take Boat Ride on Willow Creek to No Avail City firemen went fishing on Willow creek Thursday afternoon a coat Their boat ride was the result of a prankish wind whichblew a But their efforts were not need Gilchrist May Be at Willkie Rally WASHINGTON RCP Fred C Gllehrlsf RIa said Thursday he will go by plane to Thursday night to see Republican Presidential Candi date Wendell Wilkle at Fort Dodfre Friday Gilihrist said he might accom pany the Willkie party to Iowa Falls if the train schedule is satisfactory then spend a few days in his eighth Iowa district He said he would return to Washington when advisable the cities where he will talk and republican leaders are assuming he will close his campaign in Madi son Square Garden New Yorlc Nov 2 Wllkie worked on his Omaha farm speech Wednesday between icar platform appearances in easternMontana and North Da kota He toldan audience at Dick inson N Dak I want to give b the farmer something more than just a 1 want to give to the farm er markets I wantto give to he cd for a member of the polite depaitnrrent iccovercd Ihe coat fiom the creek without tlie need o a boat when it was floating merrily along near the P G and E pajver plant farmer an expanding economy instead of a declining economy Here we are after seven and a half years of the new deal and the farmers proportion of the nation al income is no more thai Jt was seven and a half years ago When Willkie reaches Omaha he will have spoken in 16 states since leaving Chicago in the mid dle of September These states have 162 electoral votes nearly onethird of the total to be cast The nominee telling reporters he pleasedwith his western re ception figured that 2 000000 persons crowds he once washed dishes in a restaurant at Aberdeen S Dal W V I a TM1 uorkcr he lauehcTl and finally worked up to the position of assistant cook Willkie first talk Thuisday Minn and Sioux City benefits parity payments commodity loans and wheat added bil lions of dollars to farm incomes since 1933 he satd Pushing westward along he weekold trail of Republican Presidential Candidate Wendell L Willkie Wallace told audiences compoied chiefly of farmeis that they should not and cannot take a chance on having a republican admimsUatibn in November His speakmg engagements in cluded platform stops at Emporia and Newton Kans Thursday morning a major address on wheat at Wichita and then a 300 mile automobile side trip into southwestern Kansas and north ern Oklahoma He will speak at Wellington Kans Blackwell Enid and Wood ward Okla and then board hi special train Thursday night at Dodge City Kans Jo continue hi trip to the west coast Appioximately 5000 persons many of them farmers from east central Kansas Wednesday night heard Wallace here the home town of 1936 Republican Presi dential Nominee Alt M Landon score the GOP farm record as empty promises It the republican party wins ia November he said Die death knell lair play for the fanner will have been sounded Nazis Renew Assault on London After RAF Bombs Berlin Coast Milp Warner of Toledo Ohio Legion Commander Named as National Convention Held in Boston Nears Close COOK NAMED TO STATE POSITION Des Moines Man to Do Research and Statistical Work DES MOINES Tax Frcd Kel son Thursday announced the ap pointment of Louis H Coak of Des Moincs first chairman ol the tax board as a icsearcli expert and statistician Nelidn said Cooks salary had not yet been fixed Cook a republican was appoint xii in cd to tllc orGmal state board of Willkie s greetings to Uainside assessment and review by the late audiences Wednesday were inforGov John Hammill in 1929 His mSJ six year term concluded in 1935 The territory tnrough which The agencys hame was chanced Wiilkie traveled Thursday was not to the Iowa state tax commission unfamiliar for as he told several by the last legislature Cook magazine writer and a former newspaperman is the only survivor of the original board of thice The other two members were John W Foster of Guthric Center and Dr J W Reynolds of Creston Germans Driven Off by Defenders Nazi Airdrome Is Bombed BULLETIN LONDON was offici ally announced Thursday eve ning that 19 German aircraft including 11 bombers had been destroyed by British fighters Thursday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS L O ND O N IP Longrange German guns flung shells across the channel into Dover Thursday afternoon while the nazi assault on London was renewed by two waves bombers The shells bursting in Dover kiled a man and a woman For more than an hour the bombard ment continued The warplanes which flew against London did not penetrate to the center of the city but veeied oft about the time they reached the defense ring British authorities said the attackers were driven off The British air ministry de clared that m heavy attacks against Berlin and seven German occupied ports on the continent Wednesday night the royal an force came off without tile of a plane Berlin objectives hit were the great Templehof airport power stations and rail communications theminis tack on tlie German dock yard at Kiel the flash of one big explosion was seen very close to the 26000ton German battle ship Schamhorst the air ministry news Service said H if tt Eaily In the evening German planes again were reported over Wales and southwest England The GermanBritish aerial duel reached new peaks Thurs day with Berlins longest raid alarm of the war the heaviest bombardment of the German held invasion and the 19th consecutive night of bomb ing for London A number persons were killed and wounded in a northeast coast town where a German raider dropped bombs during the morn ing Houses stores a gaarge and a moving picture theater were damaged The their thud suc cessive major night raid on the Geiman capital reported hits on the great Templehof airdiomc a munitions factory and a railway yaid Important power stations also were attacked the air minis try said The great iiaval base of Kiel was even another night target When daylight again streaked the channel skies fresh British airmen heavily bundled against the dull roared off to a new offensive thrust inspired by the constant threat of invasion from the Germanheld French coast Like the rumble of thunder In a channel storm their bombs burst Thursday In the region of Calais and Cap Gris Nez ff ft This daylight min utes in which the terrific detona tions were heard on the English side as virtually one continuous a three hour attack in the light of a pale moon from Boulogne to Dun kerque The weather on the English channel may have motivated the intensified British pressure on the invasion coast Choppy seas which had made Impossible any navigation by shallow draft as the Ger man invaders might ed as the day came on In the first attack observers on the cliffs of the English shore could see the flash of explosive and incendiary bombs the sweep of searchlights and the glare of flares along the whole stretch of coast nearest England At times parts of the sky ucie almost as bright asday aiid the English earth seemed to tremble BRIG GEN CHARtES H GRAIIL Assails Manner of Mobilizing Guards PAGE 2 In Pennant Showdown PAGE 15 Higfiway Commission Lets Iowa Contracts TAGE 4 uoucij The board of assessment and re uas scheduled Kir the coin palace view was created by the 192D it Mitchell S Dak followed by islature at Sioux Falls Afternoon en Cook was a candidate for the gagcmcnts were at Worthington republican nomination for the United States senate in 1932 from the explosions little more score of miles distant than RAF night raiders also struck at Germanys Kiel navalbase while their foemen dumped fresh loads of destruction on rubblestrewn London Eyewitnessei said inccndiaiy bombs fell like rain in a south LOOK INSIDE FOR east London district destroying a uhmch and workingclass houses Two wings of a 110 year old convent were destroyed A childrens hospital in south castEngland was damaged but the children escaped if if Authoritative London circles commenting on Thursdays Ger man high command communique said With regard to German figures for anlosses 2G German planet weie in fact shot down Wednes day against four British planes with three pilots safe In conse quence Germanlosses in trained pilots and air crews amounted to no less than 70 to one The 70to 1 ratio presumably is based on an estimated average of tliiee men killed or captured for each naz raider shot down HANCHER VISITS IOWA U CAMPUS PresidentElect of S U I Takes Part in Induction Ceremonies IOWA CITY M presidentelect ot tne University of Iowa paidhis first official visit to the campus Thurs day to participate in the annua induction ceremonies which fore shadowed the beginning of classe of the institutions 94th year Hancher who returned to his home in Chicago Thursday morn ing administered the oath of al legiance to students in the college of liberal arts the graduate anc professional colleges In his brief address Thursday moining Hancher greeted his audi ence as fellow freshmen and observed Youll get out of i upncrsity life only what you pu into it Its all up to you Hancher will take over the ac live presidency about Dec i The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Fair aiid somewhat warmer Thursday rilght and Friday IN MASON CITY GlobcrGazette weather statis tics Thursday Maximum Wednesday si Minimum In Night 33 At 8 a m Thursday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 4g Minimum 31 Precipitation 28 BOSTON Mile J Warner Toledo Ohio attoiney won elec ion asnational commander of the American Legion Thursday in i landslide on the first ballot The contest for the most prized of all Legion posts was settled quickly after the vet erans organization at the clos ing session of its 2nd annual convention decided overwhelm ingly against any declaration in favor of TJ S neutrality After a heated floor fight the Legionnaires snouted down an amendment favoting neutrality in all foreign affairs dealings thus reversing an unbroken policy the organization for the last 16 years The floor battle for the national commandership which had stalled as an apparently tight contest be tween ten canddates was over al most befoie it began State dele gations holding more than 700 votes a majority seconded nomination Warner thus vir tually assuring ther victory On the first ballot Raymond Fields of Guthrie Okla who was Warners closest rival con ceded the election before the rail was half vailed and arose o move that the election be made unanimous A moment later Edward Scheiberling of Albany N Y and CharlesW Crush ot Chrisliansr burg Va two other candidates also moved that Warners election be made unanimous and the con vention so voted A wild ovation followed MILO J 1VARNER Commander up an armycarfer because of wounds he received iii France The contest over a neutrality declaration was almost the only one that marked the entire convention The five vice commanders chosen Thursday by theLegion were Irving A Froyd Torring lonWyo James L McCrory Omaha Nebr Harold P Hedden Springfield Mass Edwaid Stir ling New Kensington Pa P A Legender New Orleans La After a dramatic fight on the convention floor the more than 1400 delegatesroared out a voice vote against an ameridement to the Legions foreign relations resolution which read We reaflirm our historic policy of an adequate national defense and support of the Mon roe doctrine and we reaffirm our policy of neutrality and peace In an appeal to Insert the amendment O K Armstrong of Chicago shouted that the Legion had proved a bulwark of sanity in a world gone mad with war This country he cried not ready for involvement and we should not abandon our historic policy pf keeping our powder dry and our mouths shut The people of America said Alfred Kelly department com mander of Oregon in calling for defeat of the amendment want courage from the American Le gion not appeasement Strength courage and idealism will keep us at peace weakness compromise an d appeasement will lea d us i nto war At the same time the Legion approved a demand that this na tion prevent shipments of war materials ta aggressor nations The foreign affairs debate pic ceded a floor battle over the na tional commandership National headquarters of the American Legion here announced Thursday that the Memphis Tenn Commercial Appeal was the 1940 winner the Stephen F Chadwick trophy editorial association The trophy donated by Chadwick a former national commander of the Legion was provided to give recognition to the daily newspaper which in Its editorial columns besteval uates the program of the Amer ican Legion during the period from Aug 1 to July 31 each year v The winning editorial was tcn by Jack Carley chief edito rial writer and a soldier in the Canadian and American armies during the World Avar Titled The Legion and Defense it appeared Sept 29 1939 The Daily StarHerald of Scottsbluff Ncbr won second prize with an editorial written by H J Wisher on March IS 1940 YANKEES WHIP ATHLETICS 54 SPORTS BULLETINS PHILADELPHIA O The New York Yankees retained a mathematical chance of winning the American league pennant bv Whipping the Athletics 5 In tlie first game of Thursdays doubleheader for their seventh straight victory home rim by Frank Manno with the bases loaded sparked the Bos ton Bees to five runs in the slxlh inning and a 52 victory over lie Dodgers in the first game of Thursdaysdouble header NEW YORK wob bling New York Giants finally found a team they could beat Thursdaj stopping the last place Phillies 3 to 1 In the first game of a doubleheader as Hur ry Guiribert pitched fourhit ball and Johnny lUickcr hit a tworun homer EXPORT OF IRON U S Move Taken as Japanese Move Near to RomeBerlin Axis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States injected i sting into its disapproval of Japans expansionist policies n thu far east Thursday w h e n President Roosevelt ordered Japans vitally need ed supply of scrap iron and mide sinews of off from this ountry Without specifically men tioning Japan the presi dent imposed restrictions effective Oct 16 which will permit exports only to countries of the western hemisphere and to Great Britain Japan has been one of the biggest buyers of American scrap and steel to feed the flames of her war against hina Piesidcnt Roosevelts in effect a virtual war materials embdigo against a few hows after a highly qualified Japanese informant in Toliio declared that Japan would actively support Germany it the United States enters the European war the European conflict Ger man longrange artillery strung along the Channel coast hurled an hourlong barrage ot shells on the hell corner town or Dover kilting at least two per sons Twowaves of nazi bombers htruckat London during the after noon but tiie British said the at tackers were driven off before thcy could penetrate to the center of the capital Meanwhile events shaped rap idlyThursdaytoward the entry of Spain into the War on the side of the RomeBerlin entfy to permit an attack on Brit ains great Tock citadel at Gib raltar by German troops passing through Spain Berlin reported that inclusion of Japan in the globegirdling program also appeared to be in the a counter to possible closer BritishAmeri can a combination against Brlt ains lone stand The fascist pieas spoke openly Spains present inle of pie bclhgeiemy as Italys Foieinu Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano Jolt for Berlin to conclude diplo matic negotiations bearing on Ihiv icpoitcct collaboration oC Spam arid the axis powers Informed in Home CANADA TAKES GERMAN SHIP OTTAWA Canadian aimed merchant ciuiscr Punrc Robert hascaptured the GemiaV Kxpresri Cargo ship Weaer off Maiuamllo Mexico Minis ter MacDoiiald announccc Thursday Tiie a 9179ton ship which plied as a passenger hnec pointed out that the fall of Gib on he North German Lloyds BremenPacific s e rv i c e took refuge in Punta Arenas Costa Rica shoiUy aftei the war hegm She moved thence to arriving late inJuly Mexican eoasl in win ill tiic capluie ippai cully made are included in lie can ncutidtity The captain and most of he crew of the Wescr have been transferred to the Pnnco Robert and the prize ship is bcint escort ed to Esquimalt B C the navy minister said In July there was ah uncon firmedreport that IhcWpser was being equipped as a laidcr paint taken aboard to camouflage her This Wordcame from Costa Rica aftershe had moved to Man zanillo British have inspected tlir of Mipplymq fuel to Ger man sijbmaiincsShc took aboard moru than 100000 gallons of Dic scl oil vlule at Punta Aienas Costa Hie entitled A Great Organizations Birthday Thud place went to the HeiTm III Daily Journal for un editorial entitled Ovci the Top in Hcrrin by the only woman winner Vir ginia Marniadukc Grcar a col umnisl National Commander Raymond J Kelly arranged TlmrscMy to present special citations to Editor Carlcy and ID the Commercial Ap peal The tropliy ilself was pic scntcd to the derailment ot Ten ncbhcc which will i clam it until the 1941 convention In addition to the national awards the judges selected win ners for the bcst editorials in in dividual states including iht DCS Moincs Iowa Register raltnr which guards the west gate of the Mediterranean sea would enable German troops to cross the narrow strait of Gibraltar to riotth facilitating the axis poweis widelyheralded piogram nt bieaking Englands hold on Uio dark continent Other developments fu the in ternational picture bioke swiftly 1 Great Britain smarting un der lfie withdrawal from Dakar after a 3day naval siege of the French west Africa capital sent licr bombers against Berlin in the longest raid of the War on the German capita L Authored French quarteis in Vichy said heavy damage in fUcfcd on the British naval squad ron at Dakar made it impossible for the British to continue the at tack without reinforcement from fleets units heeded elsewhere The French admiralty icportcd three Bltibh waiships were hit at 29150 ton battleship Resolution the SI 100 ton battle ship BtuUhnm and the 10000 ton heavy fruiirr Kent In addition the 32000 ton battle cruiser Re nown WPS s cportcd badly dam aged by n direct bomb hit during a French air raid on Gifcraltai 3 RAF bombers pounded Gcv man invasion polls along the channel for three hours ahd 45 minutes setting great fires stretch ing from Boulogne to Dunkertme 1 The British air ministry re ported ItAF raiders scoredtills on Borlins blsrTcmplehof air drome a munitions factory a railway yard and important power stations Berlin acknowl edged five killed five wounded in British raids over Germany wlth cluht Berlin apartment houses destroyed during a 5 hour attack S Londons million1 wneiged from underground sheltcra after   

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