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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             EDITED u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli USASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 1940 PAPER CONSISTS OFTWO STCT1OK8 SECTJONONE NO 10 GOP FARM PLAN ABSURDWALLACE Axts Tries to Coax France Britain RIBBENTROP GO TO VICHY TO PRESENT CASE Rumors of Amicable Arrangement Heard for Several Weeks BERLIN Tiie possibility that France may reenter the war on the side of the axis powers was foreseen here Tuesday amid in dications that Foreign Minister von Bibbentrop either is on his way or is about to embark upon a journey to the southwest pre sumably to Vichy Secrecy surrounded von bentrops movements I Dispatches Irom Les Verrieres Switzerland on the French border quoted informed travelers as say ing the axis powers were attempt ing to persuade France to declare on Britain by offering her comparatively easy peace terms i Vice Premier Pierre Laval was reported to be in Paris discussing thesituation with nazi officials There have been tumors here for weeks of a pending amicable arrangement with France For a fortnight the German press 1ms refrained from saying anything derogatory about the van quished nation British Prime Minister Winston Churchills appeal Monday night to France to refrain from doing anything that mighthurt the Brit sshr CfcuseJ1ftaaUygtveMiiBptancer Keenan Gets Chance to Change Vote SIOUX CITY ffi Appoint ment of Virgil M Handler ot Chicago as president of the Uni versity of Iowa may be recon sidered at the next regular meet ing of the Iowa board of educa bon on Nov 4 if Thomas W Keenan of Shenandoah board member desires to change his vote on the matter Henry C Shull piesident of the board said in a statement to the press here Tuesday Regarding the Chicago law suit in which Mr Handier was named as one of 40 defendants Mr Shull said it had been fully and entirely discussed at the last regular meeting of the board Oct 4 Mr Keenan presided at that meeting said Mr Shull x x x and read the board a letter he had written to Dr A L Syverud of Davenport president the Tri Ciry Alumni association analyz ing the syit in detail and ex pressing his opinion that there was nothing in the nature of the suit which involved moral turpi tude on the part of Mr Hanchcr however tQ recurring intimations that German negotiations with France have advanced to the where a visit by von Ribbentrap or disqualifying presidency him for the It was the unanimous opinion of the board at that time that the nature qfthe suit was such that it could not affect Mr Ranchers qualificaions for the presidency or in any way embarrass the Uni versity of Iowa I have not re feived as president of the board any official advice from Mr Keenan that he has changed his former position From his recent releases to the press it appears he has entirely reversed Juror self He is now demanding the withdrawal of Mr Hancher and the resignation of Mr Karl Hall from the board In this action he stands alone1 BRITAIN LOOKS TO OPENING OF DRIVE ON LAND Spokesman Indicates i Large Scale Fighting i May Start in Near East LONDON Croft un dersecretaiy for war indicated in a speech Tuesday that Britain looked JoYward to undertaking a land offensive in some theater and declared the wav can never be won without a military decision east or west or on both fronts That is whywe are building up a great army he added It rnjjst be an army superior effi ciency Speaking to a group oEfilm in dustrialists Lord Croft sajd the goveinment planned to use mo tion pictures extensively to show British soldiers the weak points in the animal againit whom they have to fight An authorized British spokes man made a statement earlier Tuesday foreshadowing an in creased use of air power in Brit ish land operations apparently referring to expected largescale fighting in the near east British planes dropped tons of I high explosives and at least 1000 incendiary bombs Monday night on Hamburg shipbuilding yards where Gernjan warships were under construction the air minis try said Tuesday v lLow lying iogoverLondon and ceiling zero mist over German bomber bases across the channel hampered overnight raiding Crowds Banners Hem In Candidates may clinch them Whether von Ribbentrap if really bound for Vichy will con tinue on to Madrid also was a speculation in the German capital Inquiries of informed sources as to whether a visit o Moscovv is also on the foreign ministers schedule were met only with shrugs of the shoulderand tHe reply That eomcs later V if if In a chain of circumstantial evr dence however the following1 m letter prom points may he mentioned tnat nopub KEENANIN LETTER AKED HALL TO QUIT MASON CITY private correspondence on Oct 8 Thomas W Keenan member of the state board of education demanded the resignation of W Earl Hall a fel lowmember following the 1 a si meeting at which Henry C Shull of Sioux City was chosen as board forays but nazi warplanes re sumed the attack on London shortly after noon Tuesday From the high Chalk cliffs of Dover andGerman emplacements in guns thun dered in a duel hurling shellafter shell acress the narrow strait The Worth county delegation carrying banners announcing support of Wallace and Valentine e as throngs delayed the start of the parade throuftlnlownfown Clt In their anxiety to get a clobeup view John K Valentine left democratic canfildatefor gover nor of Iowa and Henry A Wallace the party nominee for vice president are sliown waving to the enthusiastic crowd In the front seat left to right are Morgan J McEnancy Mason City candidate for fourth distflct representative In congress Senator Earl Dean Cerro Gordo county chairman and La Verne Clark Ames candidate for treasurer of state who icted as Wallaces chauffeur durine his tour of Iowa Lock photo Kayenay engraving points may be mentioned V Rumors concerning negotia tions with France have been re curring here with frequency in the past weeks 2 Hints by authorized sources that the Balkans are a matter of secondary importance to other events in the offing 3 Unusual secrecy with which von Bibbentrops gresent move mentsare shrouded 4 The fact that his press chief Dr Paul Schmidt has also been out of town for several days licity if both Mr Hall and Virgil M Hancher presidentelect of the university would drop out of the picture quietly A publicity campaign designed to destroy Mr Hanchers availability for the presidency was the alternative of fered by Mr Keenan in his letter Mr Hall stated The Mason City man agreed to resign if there was any substan tial sentiment for it on the board A query to other board members disclosed that Mr Keenan stood v at v Jtii vjaj J i 5 Churchills unusual appeal to hls demand for the Hall France at this particular time I as well as in his newly developed opposition to Mr Han cher according to Mr Hall REPORT CIANO WILL LEAVE FOR FARLEY ROME but un confirmed reports ciiculated m Bbmc Tuesday night that Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano would leave soon on a diplomatic mission perhaps Wednesday SEES DANGERS IN ISOLATION Bullitt Says Nation Surroundedby Hostile Powers Must Beware C H I C A GiC C Bullitt U S ambassador to France warned Monday night thatthe United States don an isolation policy because for any nation surrounded by a worldof Hostile powers isolation was a prelude to WILLKIE HITS FREE ELECTION ABOARD WILLKIE TRAIN ENROUTE TO CHICAGO Wendell L WiHkifc brought his The fact that I got mad and am still wrote Mr Keenan has not helped your situation in the least Mr Keenan charges that Air Haljl wilfully neglected to give the boaid information concerning a Mr Hancher about which he had been told last winter when Chicago man was being considered for the dency The suit is one which accord ing to MrHallMr Keenan an hour or two before his failure of election to the boaid pieaidency had referred to as an shakedown destruction He told council on the for relations B e RomeTdkio ai a contingent d e c Iqration of en mity and a clear warning that the t h r e e aggressors con BULLITT templated jlureassauli upon us a fu KENNEDY ON WAYTOUS Hears Predictions That War Entry Vital to Mediterranean Outcome LONDON States Ambassador Joseph P Kennedy started for home Tuesday bywaypt Lisbon Portu gal The glowing p aid him by Britisli officials an rt newspapers had an air of finality indicating a be lief that he would not re turn K e u n e d y hoped to reach the U n i t e d KENNEDY States in two or three weeks It was understood so far Germany had not LOOK INSIDE FOlP JOHN L LEWIS i piesidential campaign into 1he Chicago aiea Tuesday just alter he i ncLUied President Roosevelt of ctj KEENAN DENIES HE tins that citys dcmocialic ANY THREAT ization and two othcis try to theelection for him without even R rebuke1 The republican presidential nom inee tc4d ail audicnta in the Mil waukec audiloaum Monday night that his opposition uses lofty talk and low performance and added When the third term candidate begins his belated and forced dis cussion of the issues of the carn paign T want to put to him a question You say that you seek no dictatorial powers because you submit yourself to a free election Do you call it 6 free election When you sit in conference with the Boss Hagues the Boss Flynns and the KellyNashes Do you call ita free election when the chair man your lie could not do it without your gov SHENANDOAII W Keenan member of Uic loua board ofeducation Tuesday said correspondence he hid with W Eail Hall of JIason City did not contain any talk of my at tempt to destroy Mr Handlers availability for the presidency of the University ol Iowa What I told him Mr Keenan said was that he should resign because he had doublecrossed the board And that Hancher should also and should do it quietly If they would not do It he continued then it would have to some out in the open LOUDEN CONFIDENT OF HANCHER ABILITY FaceHrby the threat of Ger many Italy and Japan our most urgent task is the obvious one oE increasing our own armed forces he said He recommended that ilie United States begin immei dialejy lo manufacture war ma terials paiticulaily airplanes with as much urgency as if were at war for de that agreed to give his ship safe con duct He may change his mind and take the transAtlantic Clipper in Lisbon It was reported that in ins faie wcU visits in the diplomatic quai ler Kennedy lud heard picdic tions from Balkan envoys that un less United States entered the war by the fust of ihe year the chance of preventing Germany and Italy fibm conquering the Mediterranean piobably would vanish Tlie Balkan representatives were said to have told Kennedy ifiat united States participation in the war would greatly encourage Hie menaced Balkan and Mediter ranean countries and that a squadron of United States light naval craft reinforcing the Brit ish in the Mcditcri anean would be extremely valuable Kennedy was baid to havedis couiaged any expectation of thp United States enteiing the al though it was understood thnt he was conveying he warnings to Is Reported Studying Support of Willkie PAGE 2 Wallace Greeted by North Iowa Crowds STATE PAGE 26 Elevens Undefeated on National Grid SPOUTS PACK Fears Slump After War If 3emos Lose TEXT ON PAGE 3 Coming to Mason City for one f the major speeches of his ampaign Henry A Wallace told cllow lowans Monday evening I iat lepublicans ate attempting tie absurdity of substituting for i he present farm program a re ised version of Ihe McNaryHau jcn bill which cannot possibly votk where there arc no export markets To the accompaniment cheers from the capacity audi ence in the Mason City armory he accused eastern financial in terests of controlling tlie ma jority of republican votes in congress and said these interests would consent io no effective farm program HO matter what promises GOP candidates make if if if By thcii deed ye slull know them he warned the thousands of farmeis who listened in the hall and over Ihcir radios throughout the middle west pointing out that STREETS LINED FOR PARADE AS TORCHES BLAZE Capacity Crowd in Armory Hears Major Address by Nominee Henry Wallace carried liis cam paign home to Iowa as thousands crowded Mason Citys streets and thundered an ovation to their democratic can didatc for the vice presidency of 1 the United States HOPE TO TALK AT GOP BALLY StiUman Announces Plans for Parade Program Here Oct 28 Clifford Hope representative from tlie sixth congressional dis trictof Kansas will be the head line attraction at a republican rally to be held in Mason City Monday evening Oct 28 Preliminary plans for the tally which will parade through the business section of Mason City were announced by K B Stillman chairman of the Cerro Gordo County republican central committee Tuesday Appearing with Eepi esentative Hope will be Lieut Gov B B Hickenloopdr and H D Talle De coiah Iowa fourth district tepre sehtatiye in congress Representative Hope whose home is in Garden City Kans s the republican agricultural leader in the house of representatives He will be expected to deal laige ly with agucultural issues in his campaign address here anyone doubt that if England should go under before we have j n an adequate defense last JJtUuV Jugoslav Guard at German Refugee Camp Is Increased BELGRADE Jugoslavia The guard around a German ref ugee camp in the heart of the city was tnpled Tuesday Jugo slav police Geiman sources dq claieri they liatl learned the Brit WALLACE TALKS AT WEST UNION j WEST y A Wal lace was greeted at 830 Tuesday morning in this strongly republi can town with the Citizens club welcome sign the high school bandj and flags mvfront of busi ness places He ipokc 22 minutes to aboxit Wallace Ignores Telegram Here A telegram to Henry Wallace democratic vice presidential nominee challenging him o ex plain his connections with he Pioneer HiBred Seed Corn com pany and to answer several questions on the new Seal pro gram was ignored by the can didate in his address here Mon day night The telegram asked Mr Wat lace if it wasnt tact that the value ofhis company wasnt worth times the of Conlmoii ivealth stock owned by Wlllkle It asked if it were not true that he Wallace family income from he seed corn company exceeds Willkies salary as presi dent of Commonwealth and Southern Also asked was a question concerning the con demnations of the new deal made in 1937 and 1938 by Win ston Churchill and several iues Uons concerning alleged com munistic activities in the admin istration The telegram sent to Mr Wallace in Mason City with the GlobeGazelle provided a copy was signed bv Arthur I Bore man DCS Molncs who Is pub lisher of the Dry Goods Journal a leading1 trade organ icpubiicans in congress con sistently voted against measures which have been approved by the farmers Wallace reiterated in his speech Monday night his prediction of a new farm depression under the republicans if they aic in power when peace comes He denounced republican can didates who he said arc ser iously ursine the McNaiy Haugcn farm bill wliieh failed of passaee in 1924 as better than the present farm pro gram The bill was sponsored by Wallaces G O P opponent Senator Charles L McNary of Oregon and he laic Represen tativeGilbert llaugen 0 Iowa The McNaryHaugen bill lie At the armory where Wal lace gave his main address the 3200 chairs were filled and 1 500 more were standing Inside the building filling It to capacity Hundreds more turned away from the doors to hear the speecli over their radios Thiee hundred persons forced their way into the Motel Hanford Wedgewootl room for ilie Wallace dinner and many were turned away disappointed at the door Throngs lined Federal avenue and State street all the way from Hotel Hanford to tlie aimory and matched or drove in Wallace parade waving blaz ing red torches carrying aloft signs advertising their loyalty to the democratic standard bearers At the head of ilie parade rode Wallace himself and John KVal entine candidate for goveinor sitting atop the back seat of the convertible touoe in which they rode waving hats and trading shouts with cheering onlookers With the party drove State Sena tor Earl Dean Congressional Can didate Morgan J McEnaney and La yerne Clark of Ames candidate fdr state treasurer chauffeur for Wallace throughout his Iowa trip if y if As the parade started nfar the hotel twoyoungsters car rying home made Willkte signs forced their ouard he Wallace entourage but were Completely drowned In Ihe shouts of assembled NorthIowa democrats One of Ihe boys also displayed his sign od the balcony at he armory 300 people He lie com loan and her loibide anyone to enter leave tlie plwc M leal obstacle to nazi domination of this w saulted in TT HomP 1 HUTlcS lih beciet set vice is planning an i food purchase attempt to the i rimp HEIDECKER IS HUSK WINNER Although the Wallace party was 40 minutes behind schedule the parade got off on schedule except for a blight delay caused by newspaper photographers Waiting at the armory was ihe Wilson City luglr school band filling the air with march tunes Marching in the parade was the Clcjr Lake high school band Shouts of Hello Henry and We want Valentine echoed down the sheet as the party went past Prominent were the delegations fiom Worth Floyd Allamakec and Ceiro Gordo counties all waving numerous Want Wal lace Other North Iowa visitois helped fill the ranks in the parade TMO mule drawn uagom Krr In the scarlet lighted parade Iidfng astride onemule was 7 year old Archie Graham route 2 with a sign Sew voters arr going democratic The second mule cart hauled a scragfly ele phant in effigy the trunk be hind At the dinner Major Arleigh Marshall spoUc a brief woid nf welcome snflsaid We hope youi visit heie will be both pleasant and profitable said is an interesting example Reuben Holmin Ceiro Gordo nr 1C county farrnpr also spoke paying re Utbute io the agricultural of the tragic situation that suits when a farmminded publican tiies lo get ftom the publican paity the fcdc of the KooieieltWallaf e and detlaung As edi KILLED IN ACCIDENT CKDAU RAPIDS eiTices held heie Tuciday I for Donald Gruhn 9 juied when he hoisc he wa udmg cdcial pov fiogiam and detlaung As edi ers neceiUaiy to help farmcis i seei clary oT agnculturp The big iiituieMs which 101 has done mor6 for jcais have chiectcd the icpubli1 tiie P1 ot out soil than tan parly do not mind A all if tlici v cstcrn republican iongi ctmoii Notrcrablo in thp siilicuns at tlipliy i genuine interest in aguine hotel and lain at the lally ctiMutc t urie K Bn iningham fcious But when tbcie is iny pios1 Clt ciidiinan of the democratic the State University of Iowa Nothing has transpired to alter that viewpoint MRS HOUGHTONS FAITH UNSHAKEN RED OAK Mia H C Houghton Jr member of the Iowa for 250 Families to Be i rrT Moved for U s Camp e Weather DBS MOINES fP federal I represented Kossufh county in the FORECAST A L being displaced by the new army camp in Wayne and Docatur counties Phil Wednesday partly cloudy cnol cr northeast and northcentral MINNESOTA Fair and Cool er Tuesday nfprht Wednesday north and east IN MASON CITY GlobcGazottc weather tais IK in AUen Skow of Rutland who rcp 1 resented HumboWt county He had a gioss of 2520 pounds ancrja net of 2475 Approximately 2000 persons the competition QUARANTINE DORMITORY MOUNT PLEASANT iTPi SiMecii residents of Hcrshey liall womens dovriiitovy at Iowa loytin lollcfio uiiclci quyr iilitinc Tuesday iftor Peggy Jcn ncs of Winnctksi III a freshman became ill with scarlet fever can party in aneffoit lo help tlie Murray Bviffalo Ccntei farmeis without breaking Ins taudltlatc for stato secretary of heart or if he long enough W M deciding to become a democrat 1 andidalo lor anditoi of He said the principle of dizing embodied in llic McNaryHaugdn bill can work only it there stale Katie Miller Indianoia for secretary of state way Atlanticstate coni r E G Dunn ic s a laigc E G Dunn 1932 he said a Inigc f1 specla lo market had diap CL twiiiey general and dis mnikct By part of the pcaicd under the republican Inch tariffs Now with Europe in war there Is no market for oiir agriculture products on Ilie continent of Europe To talk about subsidizing whcrc there Is no market is utter ab surdity tuct attorney foi northern loua andFred Bicrmami Decorah U S ijinrshil for northern Iowa Jr the Wallace motorcade were 17 poisons including Mr Vslcn Une ibsistants imcl secretariesto the jnnl jicwsmcn Candidatc Wallacemd Vnl rutine walked up he stairs at rirmory piukcd like sardines in the rush1 Someone suggested that   

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