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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             EDITED HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 TB13 JAPEBCONSISTS OP TWO RAFT LOT NAZI FORCE IN BALKANSREADY IF REDS MOVE Athens Says Fascists Unable to Dislodge Mountain Defenders BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germany has massed a striking 70 at the Balkan area to prevent possible Hussian interference with her plans a British military expert reported While Greece stubbornly fought to stave off an Italian thrust into southeast Europe the British ex asserted that Germany has been moving troops into trouble zone since Balkan France fell Singing their ancient war song We will throw them into the sea thousands of Creek reservists rushed to bolster the Metaxas line in the mountain passes of northern Greece Tues day against the invasion of steadily strengtheningItalian forces Conflicting reports gave an un certain picture of the 24 hour old lighting Diplomatic quarters in Rome vanguard of 200000 massed for the afsaiUt along the AlbaniahGreektfrontler broken through to a point 10 mues beyond the border strik ing toward Salonika f Government circles in Athens that the fascist invaders had been unable to drive back Greeces mountain defenders and that tfie coiiflict was lo calizing along the border Greek troops were described as cllnsing stubbornly to key points guarding the mountain Passes despite hard Italian thrusts Reports that British troops landed on the island of Corfu in the Italian sea just off the border fighting zone touched off of enthusiasm in Athens Speeding help by land sea and air under a pledge to aid Greece if attacked the British were re ported planning to establish an air case at Corfu so H A F war planes could guard practically de fenseless Greek cities and also be within striking distance of Italian objectives just across the Ionian iea Ill London military Inform ants reported Britain was hur rying military assistance to Greece in the widest sense of the term but said reports that British troops had landed on the Isle ot Crcie were probably circulated by the enemy to Justify Italian action Action along the GreekAlban ian frontier according to leports leceived in London was mostly lestncted to artillery duels with tle Greeks reportedly retiring from some advance posts For the first time the Italian and German publics were per mitted at least an inkling of in formation on the situation Tues day Hitlers controlled press dis closed that Italy had served an ultimatum on Greece the ultima tum was delivered at 3 a m Mon day 7 p m C S T Sunday out kept Germans in the dark that a new battlefont Coithe Rome Berlin axb hadoctually developed Home Mussolinis high command gave the first official announcement of the Invasion in a terse communique devoting exactly 24 ivords o Italian troop action At dawn esterday our troops stationed In Albania crossed He Greek frontier and penetrated into enemy territory from var ious points The advance is con tinuing speed Greeces King George II ook over supreme command of his small fighting forces while Athens and other Greek cities toiled feverishly to expand hos pital facilities and build up air raid defenses Athens passed a quiet night and so far no bombs had fallen nto the ancient capital although The Rome newspaper II Piccolo In a dispatch dated Athens said the British occupied an air base at Crete several weeks ago and had aisp been equipping naval and air bases in the Greek Cyclides islands near tKe Italian Dodeca nese islands in the eastern Medi terranean Hope Wants Fair Share for Farmers TEXT ON PAGE 10 The present farm program wit be continued regaidless whoi elected president Nov 5was the promise given North Iowa farm era and businessmen at a repub Monday b R Kansas waikie is elected the great objectives of a fair share of the national income for agri culture will continue to bethe goal asserted the Kansan who is slated for chairmanship of the house committee on agriculture m the event of a GOP election victory iiThe present Programhas fallen far short of that objec live he continued The sur plus situation Is worse than When the new deal program be gan The only difference Is that then It was called a burdensome surplus anil now H is the ever normal granary directly to charges republicans by A Wallace in his recent speech here Mr Hope asserted that the democratic vice presidential can dadate apparently knows nothing of the republican program fcfr as fiRUJture He accused Wallaceof misrep resenting the republican farm Program in his campaign speeches as a return to the old McNaty Haugen bill J Actually Hope said the re publicans would retain satis factory parts of the present pro gram but would Improve upon the program to give the farmer parity in the market place V ff Mr Wallace is a hard man for the republicans to please ho said u we criticize his program then we are branded as enemies of the we tell him we ac cept it ev en in part then he sim Ply says he doesnt believe us He warned that unless we can restore business activity solve the unemployment problem put the federal government back on CROWDS SING IN RAINATPARADE BEFORE RALLY Hundreds Slosh Down Streets With Torches and G 0 P Banners Hundreds ot laughing sliouting enthusiastic North Iowa republi cans Monday nigljt proved they were not lair weather party mem bers when they sloshed down t ederal avenue through a drench ing rain ina parade that was a prelude to the gigantic G O p rally in the Mason City armory The torchlight procession Avas witnessed by oiljer hundreds of persons who lined the streets standing in the rain or door ways and sitting in parked cars as the placarded marchers passed by The parade Was the opening event of the evenings rally which was highlighted by a speech by Congressman Clifford Hope Kan sas prominent house republican leader Other leading republicans in cluded Congressman B O Talle of the tturtbIowa district Iowa Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper W G C Bagley Mason Citys state treasurer and many noivi lees for state and county offices The parade which stalled at jeventh street northwest and Washington avenue included four lands from Mason City Hampton Clear Lake and Ventuia as well as G O P groups from Hancock Franklin Worth Floyd Mitchell andGciro Gordo counties Near the head of the parade was an open car in which Con gressmen TalleLieut Governor Hickenlooper and Treasurer Bagley rode Also In the car were Howard OLeary and E Stitlman republican county committee chairman ac on a sound financialbasis there is no for any agricultural pro He laughed at the suggestion of tiie indispensible man If condi tions are as good as Roosevelt painted them in his speech last week he suggested almost any one could govern this country Mr Hope was introduced by O K Stone Worth county farmer who piomiiedthfit on Nov 5 we are going to hart once and tor all that there is no indispensable man in this country the Greek at 105000 under arms with 500 00 hold fast against the Italian onslaught and perhaps even launch a counteroffensive into the Italiandominated PUD pet state of Albania Following Mondays assurances of unlimited support by King George VI and Prime Minister Winston Churchill Britains first lord of the admiralty A V Alex ander announced Tuesday that the British navys help for Greece has already begun W Soviet Kussia the ques tionmark In the new conflict appealed to be standing pat on Jier policy of watchful neutral ity The Moscow press published lengthy but noncommittal re ports from abroad on the spread ot the Into the Balkans near Turkey Russias close friend Willi mobilization geared to top Various groups which marched 1 the procession included a large elcgation ot laborers from local ndustrial plants young republi ans a womans G O P group nd a contingent of Willkicderno rats Spirits in the procession seemed Jgn as the marchers splashed long down the ttreet toward the rmory There was much laugh ig md joking among the maich rs and between the people atch ing and the paradeis On their armal at the the members of theprocession filed quickly inside wheie they found a crowd had gatheied he One for AllAll for Willkie Kibhons offire flared through the arM Mason Citys streets The photometer a parade thro f I th mD which resulted in the lower of yield to complete centralization ol eie e fore them Most of the prominent guests had already arrived with the exception of Congressman Hope who was delayed when the Plane upon which he expected to land at Rochester Minn was forced to go on to Minneapolis by poor weather conditions He was en route by auto to Mason City Epaulets on the shoulders of the twirleisfor tlieMason City band were drooping from the rain but not the spirits ol the 2500 per sons who pushed into the armory for tlio republican rally The parade reached the aimory at oclock in the eveninc Singing was led by W Earl Hall drowned out in cheeis as republi can leaders filed onto the stage Harris Pitman bang and Dr C E Flynn gave the invoca tion V E B Stillinan Ceno Goido county republican chairman pre sided and presented Ralph Stuart for senator and county candidates on the platform W if Mr Basrley brought the crowd to its feet when he was duced He voiced greetings from the statehouse and pointed out the highway commission was not under a budget before he took office When It was placed under a budget la his administration a saving of a million dollars was effected The appropriation Mas in leased by the last cgislatuic he continued but1 t includes tax commission highI ay commission and other funds i HAJIES F n APPEAL FOR TOUGHNESS OF FIBER Mr Talle assented that tlie rei marUable parade m a downpour i I rain which he iubt scd uould have put Roosevelt if he could ieon it The president camp befoie congiess on last May 16 he to appeal for toughness of fiber Fancy asking that o American people descendants of the pioneers that built tins coun try astounded to learn that tiie foimer secretary of agricul ture has just spent two days in the fourth district telling how the republicans would kill parity payments he continued His interest is the more remarkable since neither he nor the president sent any message to congress conceinmg the pauty payments But government payments to Hie farmers must be a tempo rary measure he Something like the McNarv Maugen bill must replace it as a long term measure tor H Is a dangerous thing to continue to drain the treasury Why ihould we try tn spend our way out of this he asked Weve come out of all lhan we went power in the hands of one man or one group of men i salis organizalion whose purple H io find out where the laxpaycis dot rfw Ultin in by saving and working He closed with an appeal for tCrf lvillkieMention of the name of the republican candi date for presidentstarted a min toZ of The current election is uer laPfthf most vital ever to be in lls countly Lieut Gov a a Hickenlooper told the rally It is more than an election he M i a test to determine vlicthDi this nation will continue under the democratic torni ot goveminent or whether will i i When say lint this Hnm are bemg told Hickcni iMraton has bfivcd said that of 32000000 f of Iowa moie thm only year in man who is capable to lead aie quoting you the fact fnnnri he is indispensable Youf u round Ml know uhal tiie end of this theory ot complete control of government in the hands of one man means It Is the same thing you see about you amonr the nations of theworld Russia in Italy and in Germany he de clared You and I know that the the 01 y upon which democracy is based and upon which it thrives is the theory that it will produce leaders in time of great stress It has never failed to do so in the past and it has not failed now Hickenlooper asserted Today the lepubhcan parly is presenting to the citizens of this country one of the greatest Ameri cans of our times one of the worlds foremost executives a man of the and ofthe L Willkie We commend him to you as a leader who has come from within the tanks of the people in this time of great nationalemergency to serve this democracy in one of its most dangerous hours Turning to state issues the lieu tenant governor said the republi can party in Iowa was proud fo stand for reelection on the record it has made in state office during the past two years the yammer ings oJL uninformed politicians to the contrary notwithstanding The republican state admin istration under the leadership of such men as Gov George A Wilson and Mason Citys owii Bill Bagley has made one of the most remarkable records at the statehousc In DCS Molnes In the history of this commonwealth Hlckcnlnopcr said and you have only to go to the records Numbers in Order for Service Call Drawn From Bowl WASHINGTON estimated 6175 men holding clratt serial number 158 will be the first drafted for military sei ice in the nation s unprecedented peacetime eonsrrinHnn That number was the first m Mondayshistoric drnI0u Un otwon it from a big glass bowl at so after President Roosevelt said m an opening speech that the purpose of laising a diaft aimv is the defense of our freedom Standing on a platform in the large auditoiium was the scene ot the lotteiy Mi HooseCclt toki an audience ex 2 Here Get Cerro Gordo Number 1 TWO Mason Cityaiis William Carl Owens 22 Washington avenue northwest and Earl Em erson GlanviJle Jr 824 Caro lina avenue northeast were Nos 158 under Ccrro Gordo county draft boards No 1 and 2 respectively and will have order No 1 In their respective Cerro Gordo list im Page 4 ceeciing a seating capacity of 1300 that only the stiong may continue to live in freedom and in peace In quick succession other num bers were drawn by high of ciiss who like SMmson were blindfolded before their bands dipped into the glass bowl rilled M thestart ivithnumbers nut separately into cobalt blue can aules v Order No 2 diaun by TieaMiry Secretary Mojgcnthiiu wn an nounced by Air Rooscselt as tciidl number 192 Order No 3 diawn by Atloincv General Jackion uas announced Ro0ieveH as ienjl Uinbd Older No t by Seiretdjy of he Navy Older No 5 drawn byseereUuy of Commerce Jones was 6 68r Jones lifted the fifth capsule liom the bowl at 1221 p m five minutes aflei the first one uas drawn At lhis point Piesident ijoosevelt left the auditoiium md he task of announcing the nnm beis fell to Major Edwfid S tuck of the legal division of the selective servicesystem The next fno ordet numbers driuvii Oidei No ti was 4779 drawn y Chairman tiheppard D Tex bcnalc military committee Order No 7 was 8848 diawn ay Representative Thompson of the house inihlAiv Commilter Order No 8 was KQl dimn The Order The following table shows the oicier in which the draft drawn in Washington djy In order to shorten the mimbcih above 3000 have been omitted since no North bopid that high Orilfr Order SrrJtl Dravn N0 3901h 877 2nd 192 392nd 19th 105 304th L8B4 S4th 412th 41st 188 420th 1369 46th 120 42Gth 16i SOlii 4341h 2447 58th 436tli 2484 85lh 462nd 2587 Sfitli 494th 147 SDlh 498th 1300 91th 84B 501st 1355 95lh 502ml 2510 119th Gl 511th 2638 130th 532nd 689 131st H 536th 2976 561st 2521 146th 5S7tU 2j657 154th 570th r29S 161th 511st 2572 J82nd SgOth 1234 ladtll 581st 31 203rd 57 601st 156 20Blh fOM n 649th 2 457 210tli 657Hi fi76 211th 666th 2 849 251st 67 3rd 25Clh 699th 112 OTOtli 67 262nd 703ml 185 2792 721st 240a 68th OD 733rri 9 07n SBBlli fc n jiTy4ii 12 736th 240fi 309th 738th 2875 327th 754th 2634 341st 75olh 2 96t 35Sh 761th 1362 35llli 734th 2570 367th 73811 1Q8 373rd 801st 2515 385th F R SECRETARY SHOVED AROUND Early Says N Y Police Wouldnt Let Him Get to Presidents Train thr inrlltuy W The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night colder In east and southcentral portions Tues day night with scattered light frost in north and central por tions Faif and south portions cloudy in northeast portion Tuesday night liKlit rain early Tuesday night in northeast portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis IMaximum Monday IVIinimum Monday night 44 At 8 a m Tuesday 46 Rain in 21 hour perioH ending 42 33 Oidet Kn by Smith Conn Older NO 10 oai by Col Hairy c Kiamei A di a by was shovpri quad of Neu Yont i City policemen Monday night SLlhe scrlal under 200 or higherwas held by 6175 men one man In each of the countrys 61T5 registration districts Exact figures on minimum registration areas were not available but of some sparsely settled rural counties would in clude not more than a tew hun dred men Thc Isigcst aiei vds Maryland with 1 icgtsti wei e blanks althnXigh kneed onp of the diawn officers whowas pushuvg him The incident Early said nr cittied m tija sljtioii shoitly befoic Piemdenl Roose velt s special tram left for Wash ington A bainei of police ho said lefuscd to pcimit any of the presidential party to enter ihp tiack platform by which the presidential special was waiting Early said porimsion to tiie barueu and boaid uas icfiiscd allliough he and othci jincmbcis of the paity displayed 111011 cicdcntriis unct identified Ji themselves He quoted a scrgeahL Maximum Minimum Gail Patrick Brings Suit for Divorce LOS ANGELES Pat nek a Birmingham Ala girl who might have become a lawyer if she hadnt won a movie contest which brought her to Hollywood and rnarnage tn a restauiant man Robeit II Cobb now wants Thc charges i as hat Cobb caused her gieat and gucvous mental anguish w i KIM y The fust number diawn Tucs citiy exactly 1QQ the Woild wav St C1 at ji The parents of one VUshinE ton registrant who held 138 Jvas present in the auditorium They were Mi andMis Hariy S Bell He a city ihlr 21 old unmarried son ooert held the numbei When it as read Mrs Bell R Pass vilc ulirn a thud ifficci a Ncgio wined m pushing him his knee AI thrust Against the policeman The presidential sccietaiy sjiri he then went to au upper level of Pennsylvania station and returned will tl etptain of police who op ened the polite cordon on the lower station and took the party aboard the Irani the Cant Walk Into the national draft director notables in tl JlumULf 11C pulled the 48th number out of the bowl It vas 4Kii md joined uithThc ciowdvas Ifc taincd a di c1 ton big cliinbccl U he the   

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