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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa Hi1 I j I E R Miff A OCJT OF lOft DES HOINES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED 1ASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 5 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION OUE NO 259 WILLKIE URGES IOWA ARMS PLANTS Group Votes Conscription Bill SENATOR FEARS HITLER ATTACK HERE SOME DAY Chairman Sheppard Urges Enactment of Training Legislation WASHINGTON Senator Swats at Bee on Arm Auto Hits Jefferson Bus and Pole 2 From Rockwell Are Taken to Hospital Following Accident A bee which lit on the arm ot Eail Mundt of Rockwell while he was driving eight miles south of Mason City on highway tia Mon day afternoon was believed the cause of an accident in which he and his mother Mrs L N Mundt were injured Sheppard D told the sen When the bee lit on Mundts i Monday that it was his firm arm he swatted at it and while belief that Hitler intended even he was doing it the car crashed tually to attack the United States into the rear of a Jefferson High LOOK INSIDE FOR He spoke after tbe military committee of which he is chair man voted 12 to 3 to send to the senate floor the BurkeWaUs w o r t h compulsory military training bill requiring the regis tration of approximately 12 000000 men from the ases of 21 to 30 inclusive Docs the senator think Sena tor Wheeler D Mont demanded that Hitler will attack the United States way company bus driven by Dewoy Benson of Minneapolis The Rockwell car then left the road and struck a telephone pole Both the Rockwell persons were taken to the Scholl hospital at Rockwell for medical treat ment While it was not known how serious their injuries were it was believed they may have suf fered internal injuries and were both badly bruised and shaken The Mundt car was consider ably damaged The bus was slightly damaged Highway patrol He will try to attack the United men and Ccrro Gordo county officers investigated the accident States Sheppard replied That is my firm belief and if it I wouldnt be here trying Wheeler most of the emergency had been manu factured by propagandists who he said wanted to scare the senate and the people of the country into givingdictatorial powers to some e onlySfeergency I caii see is that the election is coming on Wheeler declared In urging approval of a bill aui thorizing the president to call the mmor national guard and the officers re1 serve into active training Shep pard disagreed with Wheeler whether a national emergency ex isted at this time After Sheppard had said that o n 1 y about 55000 guardsmen would be called out for immediate service under terms of the bill Wheeler said he could not under stand why the guards entire per sonnel of 243000 was not in ducted into federal service imme diately or why it would be neces After Car Accident FORT DODGE Ol son 23 of Bode died in a Fort Dodge hospital Monday afternoon of a skull fracture he received Saturday night when the automo which he was riding crashed from a gravel road into an embankment near Ottosen Kenneth Thompson of Humboldt driver of the car escaped with DR FREDERICK COOK Explorer Involved in Disputed Claims Dies PAGE 2 Veterans Fall in City Golf Tourney SPORTS PAGE ITALIAN FORCE IS MASSED ON DESERT FRONT Biggest Air Battle of War in Africa Reported Many Planes Shot Down CAIRO Egypt Italian forces in great strength were re ported concentrating on the desert frontier Monday after British and Italian planes fought the biggest aerial battle of war in Africa The Italian concentrations British sources believed were preparing for an offensive were reported on the Egypfian Libyan frontier in the Bir E Gobit sector not far from the mediterranean coast ff Six Italian airplanes were shol down in two air battles over the western desert area of Egypt fac ing Italian Libya In Home a communique re ported that 10British planes had been shot down in a furious battle with Italian aircraft after the Brit ish attempted to attack amarching column of Italians on the Libyan border Four other British planes making a total of 14 were re BulgarianRumanian Agreement Reached SOFIA Bulgaria Quarters close to the Bulgarian government said Monday they expected an agreement to be signed Saturday between Bulgaria and Rumania returning southern Dobruja to Shis country after 27 years of Ru to 30 inclusive for military ser vice as proposed Wadsworth bill in the Burkc Committee approval cleared the way for senate consideration this week of the construction measure which bore the personal indorse ment of Secretary of War Stimson and was recorded by the budget bureau as being in accordance President Roosevelts pro gram Considerable opposition o the bill was foreshadowed in the senate ricspile ihc fact that only i h r c c voles were recorded against it in committee Senator Downey DCai who was present at Mondays commit tee meeting did not vote Senators Johnson D Thomas RIdaho and Lundeen F LMinn voted no Lun deen voting by proxy Machinery for registrations could be set in motion if and when the bill becomes law but Presi dent Roosevelt could not order any drafters into service before con gress appropriated money for their training Army officials hoped to call vice by October if the bill U en acted The hill contained a provi sion permitting men from IS to inclusive to enlist voluntar ily in the army for oneyear training as an alternative to conscription The committee acted shortly before the senate began work on D related author ity to call the national guard into active training Senators recorded in favor ol the bill were Sheppard D Tex Reynolds DN Thomas Minton DInd Lee Hill Chan dler Smathcrs DN J Austin Schwartz D Gurney RS Dak and Holman Later committee attaches an nounced that Senator Bridges R N who was absent asked to be recorded in favor of voting lor theNbtll Senator Slatlcry DIll who was absent was not recorded MS voting order to both countries to settle their long standing quarrel were completed Monday these sources said bers o any army or naval reserve corps should be accorded the same treatment as conscripts in obtain ing reemployment after service II rejected as a seven to four vote a proposal sponsored by the war department that divin ity students be exempted from compulsory service It also turned down 10 to 4 on a show of hands a proposal by Senator Johnson that Harry Woodring former secretary of war who has opposed immediate conscrip tion be called to testify Committee members said that there was discussion but no ac tion of a proposal by Senator Lee that the basic pay of the army and conscripts who might be called into service be increased from J2I to S30 a month Senator OMahoney DWyo who dropned into the committee Wendell Willkie republican presidential nominee is shown here at a meeting with party leaders to iron out details of his campaign Left to right Gov Harold Stassen ot Minnesota Representative Joseph W Martin rational chairman and Henry P Fletcher national counsel ported shot down Intensified warfare on most African fronts including the Sudan was reported in Rome dispatches which quoted the fascist press as saying that a big Italian drive Kenya colony in EasLAfrica Ital ian forces previously had pene trated about 30 miles into Kenya IOWAN FOUND BEATEN DIES Youth Is Discovered Unconscious on Road Investigation Made IOWA CITY T Samuel Flemming 1C Williamsburg farm hand died in University hospital i at a m Monday as the re lave bce bluEM up preparatory NAZIS TELL OF EXTENDED RAIDS Claim Bombs Dropped by Britain on Germany Caused Little Damage BERLIN German ail force carried out a number of raids on British antiaircraft posi tions oil tanks and shipyards Sim day the high command announced Monday claiming British bombs dropped in western Germany Sun day night caused little damage In reconnoitering operations searegionsoff these high commands daily communi que said a merchant ship was sunk at the mouth ot St Georges RAF Flyers Report Increased Nazi Activity Along Channel Britain Hurling More and More Planes Into Attacks on Germany Fifty Italian fighting planes channel about Co miles southwest were said to have attacked one British reconnaissance plane escorted by four fighting craft in the Bir El Gubi area Three Ital ian planes were shot down the communique said Royal air force sources indicated that the increased Italian air ac tivity was designed to prevent British reconnaissance planes from discovering strength of Italian troop concentrations and artillery batteries which were believed to suit of injuries suffered in a beat ing Friday Flemming nes ght was discovered conscious on a road three miles east of Williamsburg Saturday morning Sheriff Miiford Engel bwt of Iowa county said and suf fered severe head and body in juries He is survived by his father R E Flemming of Oxford Engelbert said he would con tinue investigation in the case room said that Gen Gcorf of staff c c had ore an appropria Girl Rehearsing for Wedding Becomes 111 Funeral Is Planned NEW YORK wedding plans of 22 year old Gertrude Trudic Bogard star of Phil Spitalnys all girl orchestra were changed Monday to funeral plans She died Saturday night a few hours after she had been sched uled to marry Dr Thomas Bridges 26 an intern Miss Bogard was stricken Fri day while rehearsing with her bridesmaids for her wedding Her fiance ordered her removed to New York hospital and remained to an offensive on British posi tions Italian forces have been concen trating for some time in the Bir El Gobi area near the Mediter ranean and close to the Libyan Egyptian frontier it was under stood The Italian communique of Pembroke During the night the high com mand said German warplanes bombed oil storage tanks and shipyards at Sheerness in the Thames estuary Antiaircraft po sitions were attacked at Thames Haven in the Thames estuary and North Killlngholmc in the Iluiu ber River estuary British raiders flying west ern Germany did slight damage to houses and killed one civilian the high command added tions subcommittee that he and at her side until she died the general staff were in accord in I fellow members of tlic popular believing that the discrimination orchestra who had planned to play between army and navy payspritcly tunes nt her wedding should be eliminated Navy basic prayed instead pay now is about S30 a month f Senator Lee which had tor a years extension of the been turned down once before sovietAmerican trade agreement ported that a British attack had been repulsed near Lake Rudolf in the upper Sudan area and that British airplanes had killed four and wounded 30 in an attack on the Massawn harbor The Italians were believed by tlic British to be throwing all their strength into an effort to take over control of the Mediter ranean especially in the Suez canal area which is yilal to the task of supplying Italian Ethio pia X So far it was said the Italians have been concentrating on British merchant shipping chiefly with submarines and saving their air planes It was said here that the Italians believed that attack by the underwater craft was cheaper than by air However as many as 100 planes in n formation have been seen flying over the sea swooping MINNESOTA BOlS DROWN MEDFORD Minn 13 year old boys sons of Medfort residents drowned Sunday in E gravel pit where they had beer swimming Victims were Law rence Schuldt son of Mr anc Mrs Otto Schult and George Tut hill son of Mr and Mrs George Tuthill Sr LONDON Increasing nazi ictivity at French channel ports reported by British bombers re turning from raids deep into Ger many kept England on the alert Monday as tides and weather combined to offer Adolf Hitler more favorable conditions for his longpromised blitzkrieg Members said the committee inj WILL EXTEND AGREEMENT ormally rejected a proposal by i MOSCOW UP Arrangements iMil uic numocr ol conscripts who might be called under the act be limited to 400000 in October and 400000 next expires Monday have been practically completed according to informed sources An official announcement is expected flying boats have accounted for 12 Italian planes in the last few weeks and at least seven YEAR AGO Maximum 84 49 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and cooler Monday night Tuesday fair warmer northwest and ex treme west MINNESOTA Fair cooler east and south Monday Tuesday generally fair warmer TN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 87 Minimum Sunday night 61 At S a m Monday 71 Rain 11 inch North Icwa continued to receive rainfall which is now serving to impede farm activities now that danger from drought has passed In Mason City Sunday night the rated the roynl forceat tempting to smash any invasion before It could be launched was hurlinjf more and more planes into nightly attacks on German industrial centers troop concen trations and channel bases V The air m i n s t r y reported meanwhile three Messerschmitt fighters were shot down Monday morning as Spitfire pilots contin ued to carry the war into the nazi camp Two of the Messerschmitts were shot down on the far side of the English channel within range ol German antiaircraft guns by a squadron of nine Spitfires tlic ail ministry said Almost at the same time an other Spitfire squadron shot down a third Messerschmitt 105 fightei on the English side of the chan nel an official description of the battle ended The British reported the loss of one plane The air ministry said the same squadron leader in Mondays battle did well in the Dover air clash July 29 when he ac counted for one nazi bomber and one fighter Some 20 German planes wen engaged in the scrap oirtlitssidi of the channel in which one nay craft was downed The Britisl pilots said that within four min down to attack merchant fleets i measurement wis 11 inch and in convoyed by British warships Clear Lake 21 The British counterpart of thel YEAR AGO flying is a Sunderland flying boat and many of lliese have been maintaining constant patrol over the British sea lanes 1 through the Mediterranean Ac JAPS READY FOR DRASTIC STEPS Repeated Illegal Arrests in British Empire Are Charged TOKIO has fuV Determined tov take drastic meas ures fiTeventof further defifriora tion of JapaneseBritish relation over Ihe repeated illegal 111 rests of Japanese subjects in 11 British empire the wallinforme Domei news agency said Monday The foreign office admitted that Foreign Minister Vosuke Matsuoka had discussed counter measures with foreign office bu reau chiefs but declined details and that Malsuoka awaited additional information before taking formal action in a talk with Sir Robert Craisie British ambassador NOMINEE SAYS WALLACE FINE MAN SCHOLAR GO P Candidate Meets Agriculture Leaders in Midwest Parley DES MOINES Wendell Willtde told a cheering crowd t the state capitol grounds here londay that the projected de ense program should involve a ajor decentralization or industry if Speaking briefly after attend ing a firm conference In the of fice of Gov George A Wilson Willkie sairt that munitions and arms factories should be locat ed iu many many towns like those that are scattered all over Iowa Willkie added that one major lement of defense was industrial processes He remarked that in lustry had tended to concentrate n large cities during recent years ut that now it should be brought back to the mediumsized town o that there can be industry and nospcrily all over Ihc country At one point in his address Willkie told his listeners that Agri culture Secretary Henry A Wai ace was a tine gentleman and scholar and had been an emi nent public servant Applause at this remark was mixed with a small scattering of Foreign and army and navy leaders had already conferred on possible retaliatory measures it was known and Prince Fumt niari Konoye premier had motored to Hayama to consult Emperior Hirohito at the imperial summer villa commercial Japan as Chugai leading newspaper organ of I want to conduct this cam paign on issues and not on per sonalities the nominee con tinued I will make no ill re mark about either of the other gentlemen who are opposing me unless they tlrst make some ill remark about me At a press conference after his talk with 70 odd midwestern Taim leaders Willkie said he had re marked to the group that be want ed their viewpoint as the candi date for president and the next president He said his conferees told him that one of the chieC criticisms of the administrations farm policv was hat local authorities were supervised and controlled from Washington The republican nominee asserted that there had been no effort In arrive at any general agreement on a farm program The whole conference was de signed Willkie continued merely to give him the enlightening view point of men who arc doing life actual job of farming Willkie said he had nut offered his own views regarding the farm problem sorted that the government would demand that Britain release all Japanese detained and guarantee against further arrests whether or not connected with the arrest of Britons in Japan on alleged espionage charges Despite British denials Die view was generally taken there that arrests of Japanese in Great Britain and at Hone Kons Sing apore and Rangoon Burma were an answer to the arrests utes they had cleared the skies of i of Britons in Japan Germans Germany is out for a bigger headache than she has yet suf fered one spokesman predicted grimly The government meanwhile moved to strengthen Britains placing the home 1500000 strong cording to the authorities here I Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday minimum in night At 8 a m Sunday defenses by guard now under new leadership replacing with younger officers a handful of elderly generals whose ideas of warwere described as high ly antiquated At the same time the civilian population surrendered its tradi tional August bank holiday to Newspapers according to their degree oE anger and their political complexion demanded variously the repatriation of all Japanese in Britain the recall the Japa nese ambassador to Britain and a diplomatic break and even a dec laration of war Asahi said that persistence in arresting Japanese would force retaliation which might plunge AngloJapanese relations into ex in the midwest Willkie said the agricultural conference was completely free of political discussion that all farmers are trying to sec that the farmer gets his adequate share of the national The conference he declared has been extremely helpful to nip I was afraid at first Willkie continued in response to press con ference questions that the meet ing might be a little formal and stiff but it was just the opposite There wasnt any political dis cussion nt this meeting It was completely free of political dis cussion The nominee heard numerous expressions of opinion regarding both the new deals existing pro gram and the system projected in the republican platform Conferees said that at one point one of their number mentioned that a certain type of program would not be politically feasible1 trcme danger 54 81 63 77 Windsor Leaves Much peed the work of producing mui ir T r1 Hons and yital war supplies Of LUggagC 1H France Will Land at Bermuda Norwegian Sources Told Blitz to Be Aug 810 TmsjnrtM nPI A A German bombers kept up their scattered attacks on Eng land with a series of raids dur ing the nijrht which the gov ernment said resulted in the death of one person a few other casualties and negli gible damage LONDON UR A new moon and high tides favorable to any wouldbe invader and reports of German military activity in Nor way lent emphasis Monday to Prime Minister Winston Church ills weekend warning that the danger of a German attnck on the British Isles had by no means passed away Meteorological now prevalent will favor an invader r 1VJJI illl UI i lie committee amended Ihc i for several day Alter that measure at the suggestion of Sen riilions would be less ator Austin to provide that mem1 until early September favorable A United Press dispatch from Stockholm quoted reliable private Norwegian sources as asserting that German officials in Norway had named the period between Aug 8 and Aug 10 as the possible cro hour for an attack on the British Isles According to the Norwegians the dispatch said Germany is heavily fortifying Trondhcim its big bac on the Norwegian west coast is strengthening antiair craft defense on the entire south western Norwegian coast and is training men in landing opera tions German troops in mock landing operations arc jumping their horses into fjords and swimming out in transports equipped with fpccial jetties to make boarding feasible The Norwegian infor mants also said that casualties in these maneuvers averaged 10 per cent a day Previously news had been re ceived that the Germans had again tightly closed the border line between occupied and unoc cupied France Newspapers followed up Thousands low leaflets of Adolf Hitlers peace speech to the reichstag of green and ycl containing extracts offer were dropped in a northeast England town and in sections of southeast England Sunday night ABOARD S S EXCAL1BUR UR The Duke of Windsor whose j wardrobe is one of the worlds largest is travelling light across the Atlantic to Nassau to assume his new post as governor of the Bahama islands it was revealed Monday The duke was said to have left n iargc part of his luggage in France including his uniform Willkie it was said replied t ontc thai he did not want to dis cuss politicaladvantage in con nection with the farm problem Willkie Has seated at the head of Wilsons massive desk Gathered in highbacked chairs around him uerc Wilson and ffoveruors of several other mill western states Others present included Guv Harold Stasscn of Minnesota Gov Ralph Core of Colorado and Guv Harlan Bushfield of South Dakota When Willkie entered the stale house for the conference a crowd in the lobby applauded and decorations due to the abrupt j Although the governors office departure o himselt and Churchills warning They said that whether there was an invasion or not the country must be prepared for big scale airplane attacks which would caufc great property damage The Daily Telegraph close to the foreign office saw the invasion problem as one which j tidVs t depended on how much frenzy borne attack would be liitier will be allowed by his saner panied by calm seas and channel Military observers expressed I duchess from their Riviera home adviser belief that if Hitler intends to launch an attack this month if possible it will come in the five the high August tides arc at their pck I was expected that tlicsc I York but they have no definite most favorable for a plans yet ys to how long they will remain in Bermuda or how they will proceed to Nassau it was was airconditioned the large crowd jammed inside lifted the temperature sharply a sea accom fog whcn the Germans occupied France Under arrangements for the con i he Windsors will disembark Terence a half dozen leaders from from the Excahbur at Bei mudn I various sections of lie midwest Tlntrsdny unA go direct to the Rave brief outlines of their views Bahamas without touching New I on tiie general farm problem Impromptu remarks were pccieii frum others in the tonfcr Amonr other things several of the conferees said they want ;