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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1940, Mason City, Iowa e EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THI NIWSfAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NflGHMRS VOL XLVI MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED AND JOTTED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES Vive CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 24 1940 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 276 AIR BATTLES RACING OVER ENGLAND Jesse Jones Offered Cabinet Post as Hopkins designs BLITZ AGAINST nnriT SENATE AGREES Worlds Biggest Plane Hears Completion in U S GRtftT BRITAIN HOPKINS QUITS CABINET POST DUE TO HEALTH Roosevelt Accepts Resignation FLA Chief May Take Job WASHINGTON Roosevelt Saturday accepted the resignation of Harry L Hopkins as secretary of commerce and it was announced he would offer the post to Jesse H Jones federal loan ad ministrator Hopkins fold the president by letter that he was quitting the cabinet to recover his health He has been suffering from a stom ach ailment for nearly two years The president in reply said the resignation would take effect at a date to be determined later You may resign the only the nothing else Mr Roosevelt said Our friend ship will and must go on as al ways Stephen Early press secretary in making public the correspond ence said that Louis Johnson for merly assistant secretary of war had under consideration an offer to become of com merce This post is now vacant through the resignation of Edward J Noble of Connecticut who re signed recently Hopkins told the president in his letter that be wanted to re sicn last May because it seemed to me that you and the country the of cabinet mitted viforovs and continuous assumption of the duties re quired of them You indicated then that 1 should remain throughout the summer in the hope ihat I would completely recover strength Hopkins jaid This recovery I have not fully accomplished therefore I feel that I must resign as secretary of commerce the resignation to be come effective in the immediate future The resignation will remove from President Roosevelts offi cial family one of his closest friends and advisors and will add another vacancy to the list of high government offices presently or prospectively unfilled Hopkins it was reported may take the position of librarian at the Hyde Park N Y library recently built to house the presi dents papers and book collection and expected to be opened next spring It was learned definitely that he will not enter business He has been in ill health for many months Able to put in six hours a day at his desk he is known to have felt that a cabinet officer should be capable of work ing 12 hours or more without a letup Recently he attended the democratic convention in Chicago as Mr Roosevelts personal rep resentative Friends said the long hours of activity there were a heavy drain on his resources of energy The president it was learned will accept Hopkins resignation reluctantly In addition to the position he then will vhave effective with James A Far leys resignation on Aug 31 a vacancy in the postmaster gener alship Moreover the position of under secretary of commerce is unfilled subsequent to Edward J Nobles recent resignation There were reports that the president would be in no hurry to replace Hopkins but possibly would choose a new undersecre tary of commerce at an early date This post is understood to hive been offered already to Louis Johnson forrrer assistant secretary of war Friends for 16 years Hopkins and Mr Roosevelt have worked to gether in government in New York state and in Washington for the last 10 For several months Hopkins a widower has lived al he white house He headed all the new deals big relief agencies until he entered the cabinet in late 1938 succeeding Daniel Roper INCREASE IN REVENUE ST PAUL Minn The Northern Pacific railroad reported to the interstate commerce com mission Saturday that itoperat ing revenues for July were S5 661398 an increase of over the same month last year I ALEXANDRIA BASE BOMBED Egyptian Air Fields Also Objectives of Italian Warplanes ROME planes Fri day bombed the naval base at Al exandria Egypt and the Egyptian air fields of Sidi Barrani an Khartoum as well as British con centrations at Mersa Matruh th fascist high command announce Saturday in a communique ac knowledging loss of an Italian sub marine The communique said the sub marine was sunk by a British tor pedocarrymg plane in the Gulf o Bomba Libya The RAF Friday claimed de struction of two submarines destroyer and a submarine depo ship in a bombing raid on th Bomba roadstead Thursday The Italian raids on objective in Egypt were said to have hai considerable results with larg fires observed everywhere Th communique reported all Italia planes had returned to their bases Marksman Who Shot at Airplane Sought by Dakota Officials RAPID CITY S Dak UR Pennington county officials Sat urday spught an amateur anti aircraft marksman who fired shotgun pellets at an airplane piloted by Dwight Burton civil aeronautics board student pilot The unknown gunner fired at when he dived his plane to evive a faltering motor The ship was within 100 feet of the ground when fired upon Rus sell Halley instructor accompany ingBurton told Suffers Wrenched Back in Fall at Iowa State Fair DES MOINES 20 foot fall during a balancing act be fore the grandstand in Friday nights Iowa State fair perform ance left Joe Saxon 28 with a wrenched back Saturday Only the quick action of John Saxon his brother in interposing his own body to break the fall saved the acrobat from more seri ous injuries He fell when a gust of wind threw him off balance TO LIMIT TALKS ON DRAFT BILL Debate Took as Long as Hitler Campaign in Humbling France WASHINGTON Seeking to asten a final vote on the Burke Vadsworth compulsory military raining bill the senate agreed aturday to limit further debate n a pending amendment to 15 Tiinutes for each senator who de ired to speak Senator Barkley of Kentucky the democratic leader obtained an agreement of this nature after he told the senate he had been unable in private conver sations to get all senators to agree to cut short debate on the bill itself Senator Wheeler DMont aid that opponents of conscription ad no objection to limiting de ate on the amendment a proposal o limit to 800000 the number of conscripts that might be in traili ng at any one time Advocating speedy action Sena or Gibson RVt told his col eagues earlier Saturday that the senate had taken the same length of time to debate the Burke Wadsworth compulsory conscrip ion bill that had been required by Hitler to conquer France No wonder that Hitler has the utmost contempt for demo cratic institutions which are in capable ot prompt and wise ac tion in times 39 year old senator declared Gibson took the floor after tht start of Saturdays session had been delayed 25 minutes because a quorum of senators was not pres ent I ftave heard on this floor Gibson said many expressions by able members of this senate tha they do not believe there is an possibility of attack on this coun try In all courtesy to them thei beliefs amount to nothing Let u see what the one man who know believes about the possibility o this attack A short time ago one of Hit lers most intimate friends wroti a book I refer to the Voice o Destruction by Hermann Rau schnig very recently published Listen to one short quotation from that book and then let any sena tor arise and say he doesnt be lieve that Hitler will possibly at tack us I quote National socialism alone is destined to liberate the Ameri can people from their ruling clique and rive them back the means of becoming a great na tion I shall undertake this task simultaneously with the restor ation of Germany to her lead ing position in America What do you suppose he mean by these words Do they mean th peaceful conquest of America b the infiltration ideals of na tional socialism or do they mea the type of liberation which Po land Holland and Belgium hav enjoyed W What do you suppose wouli happen to any of your senator if you suddenly awakened som morning in your home town an found that 50 Germans equippe with light machine guns ha landed during the night and tak en possession of your city hal your communication system you lighting system your water sys tem your police station and you armory Gibson argued that there mus be a reservoir of trained men i every town Another republican Senator Gurney of South Dakota joined advocates of conscription with a brief speech saying that he believed compulsory military training was needed to prevent the necessity of sendingmil lions of our boys to Europe to die The fourmotored army bomberB19 largest and most powerful plane ever built is shown as it ncared completion at the Douglas Aircraft company plant near Santa Monica Cal Nose wing and tail sections have been joined and much of the interior finished The plane so big not all could be included in one picture within its hangar has a wing spread otover 210 feet and will weigh over 140000 pounds fully loaded Its four motors totaling 8000 horse power will give it a range under some conditions of over 7000 miles Comparison of the size of the men working on the plane will give an idea of its tremendous size It will be wheeled out for ground checks prior to test flights sometime this fall Gurney said that it there wa only a 5050 chance that Grea Britain would be conquered th United States ought to prepare for possible attack without delay Only by conscription he argued could such preparation be accom plished speedily I wish that I were convinced that we had time to try the volun teer system he said He added however that he believed com pulsory service linked to an ap peal for oneyear voluntary en listments as in the BurkeWads worth bill was the best way to obtain needed manpower for the army PROBE DROWNING OF 2 CHILDREN JO Guarded May File Charges at Dayton DAYTON Ohio year old mother was guarded in a hos pital here Saturday Detective Capt O L Kincaid said pending investigation into the drowning of her two small children under mysterious circumstances in a bathtub The bodies of Lela Mae 2 weeks old and Walter Weyrouch Jr 7 were discovered by the father a druggist when he returned home from work Friday night Directed by a note members of the family found the mother Mrs Lucille Weyrauch wandering in a dazed condition in a park near their home a short time after the tragedy was discovered Kincaid reported The detective said the mother was being held for investigation and that charges would be filed against her it she is found spne He reported a note found in their home by the father read Walt Theyll find me in the water at Island park I couldnt die and leave the children At least theyll never suffer LOU He added attempts would be made to question Mrs Weyrauch Saturday She was in a coma when taken to the hospital SIDNlYRODfO IS CONCLUDED Gene Rossof Sayre Okk Wins Steel Wrestling Event SIDNEY rodeo ani mals rested and the cowboys nursed bruises Saturday for the Sidney rodeo was over In Fridays final performance Gene Ross of Sayre Okla won the steer wrestling event in 5 sec onds flat a record for the show Jess Goodspeed of Wctkuma Okla was the best calf roper in 144 seconds Burel Mulkey of Salmon Idaho won a radio as the days best bronc rider A fireworks display brought the rodeo to a close Friday night A Brahma steer threw Kid Fletcher of Hugo Colo who won allaround cowboy honors William Green Will Give Talk at Duluth DULUTH Minn Green president of the American Federation of Labor will be the principal speaker at the biennial convention of the American Fed eration of State County and Mu nicipal Employes opening here Monday LOOK INSIDE FOR PAUL V McNUTT Offers to Debate G 0 P Candidate Ljillettes Of fer to Dpen Home to Two Refugee Children WASHINGTON UPJ Senate iuy M Gillette D Iowa and Mrs Jillette have offered to open their jome to two of the British refugee children the senators office con firmed Saturday Gillette sent his offer to the ocal branch of the United States committee for the care of refugee children with a check for for nach child to pay expenses in con lection with bringing them here The Gillettes offered to give a lome to two girls or a boy and irl They have an 11 year old son 3aby Beef Shown by rwm Dodge Named jrand Champ at Osage OS Angus calf shown y Corwin Dodge of Orchard won he grand champion baby beef itle at the Mitchell county fair lere Saturday Another Angus hown by Paul Dean Benson also of Orchard was the reserve grand champion Benson showed the grand champion baby beef at the air last year PAGE 2 Degrees Are Awarded at Iowa State College PAGE 5 Mason City Site of Iowa Skeet Shoot SPORTS PAGE NEW YORKER IS MODERATOR Baptist Conference Election Is Held Will Close Sunday BURLINGTON Rev O E Krueger Rochester N Y late Friday was elected modera tor of the general conference o German Baptists of North America for the third time Herman Vonberge Dayton Ohio was named vice moderator the Rev Benjamin Schlkpf Can ton Ohio recording secretary and the Rev Thomas Stoehl Nortl Freedom Wis statistical secre tary Dr William Kuhn Forest Park 111 was named general secretary of the missionary society and Ii Theodore Sorg Forest Park trea surer Harold Peike Portland Ore was elected president of th young Baptists of America Wai ter Pankratz Chicago vice prcsi dent Alice Kaas New Haven Conn recording secretary anc the Hev Martin L Louschner Oak Park 111 general secretary The Baptist conference will en Sunday RAIN FALLS IN MOSTOF STATE Days Record Is Set at Fort Dodge Which Gets 277 Inches Rain DBS MOINES wealh bureau said precipitation was general over the state during the last 24 hours with rainfall of 277 inches at Fort Dodge and 2 inches at Boone setting the days record It was still raining here and at scattered other points in the tate at a m the bureau said arid Des Moines had a total of 93 of an inch in the observation pe riod ending at that hour Other points where heavy rains were reported included Ames 154 inches Pocahontas 120 Estherville 118 Mason City lOB Forest City 105and Waukee one inch The cold downpour brought the mercury down to 55 degrees here a m Temperatures averaged seven iegrees below normal throughout he state Saturday morning ex cept in the extreme western part BEERY DENIES CHARGES HOLLYWOOD Cal lace Beery husky roughtalking actor Saturday denied malicious prosecution and false arrest charges brought by Allan B Whit ley after an incident at the ac ors home last November The suit demanded of Beery who claimed he had been re leased from all liability by Whit ney last January The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy occa sional thundershowers central and east Saturday nijrht and northeast and extreme east Sun day warmer Saturday night and central and east Sunday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional showers or thunder storms Saturday night and Sun day somewhat warmer Satur day night and east Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic Saturday Maximum Fridaj 67 Minimum in Nisrht 5t At 8 a m Saturday 52 Precipitation LOG YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 47 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO wca ther forecast for the period Ant 2428 Upper Mississippi valley scat tered light to moderate showers Saturday and Sunday generally fair Monday showers Tuesday or Wednesday period cooler than normal Northern great plains Some scattered light to locally moderate showers Saturday and again Tues day or Wednesday temperatures remaining cooler than normal most of period where they were two degrees above normal the bureau said The forecast called for occasional thunder showers in central and eastern Iowa with warmer read ings Saturday night and Sunday UNION COUNCIL OPPOSES DRAFT Conscription Bill Condemned at Iowa Nebraska Sessions SIOUX CITY Iowa Nebraska State Industrial Union Council Saturday was on record as opposed to peacetime conscrip m In the opening session of its an nual convention Friday the coun cil passed a resolution condemning conscription as opposed to demo cratic principles of government and suggesting instead a period of voluntary enlistment with higher pay for soldiers A second resolution condemned manufacturers who refuse to enter into contracts for national defense RumanianHungarian Parleys Collapse as Balkan Crisis Grows BULLETIN LONDON than a score of German bombers scattered projec tiles over a residential and working class section of Portsmouth site of a big naval base early Saturday evening Antiaircraft fire authorities said forced them to veer off military targets A number of cas ualties were reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fierce aerial battles raged over the English countryside Saturday as hundreds of Ger nan warplanes roared over he southern coast and the Thames estuary and dipped o the suburbs of northeast London While British antiair craft guns threw up show ers of steel andfighting planes darted across the skies to meet the invaders nazi land guns on the French coast hammered away at the Dover area in morning and evening bar rages intensifying the growing battle for Britain British naval guns set up on shore returned the fire across the 22mile stretch oC choppy English channel Air raid sirens shrilled twice through London The Mansion airport near Ramstase was reported dam aged and at least 13 German planes were declared shot down One British plane was lost The attempt to break through the defenses of London followed earlier raids in the southeast Twentyone bombers attacked the seaport and seaside resort oE Ramsgate near the mouth of the Thames destroying the gas works causing considerable other dam age Several persons were report ed killed In the Balkans the Rumanian Hungarian conference over Transylvania collapsed at Turnu Severln and Hungary called up her reservists and as signed soldiers to guard the na tional railway s Rumania army reserve officers had already been summoned The TurnuSeverin conference ended when the Rumanian dele gates failed to give a reply satis factory to Hungary which de manded twothirds of the 35000 square mile province which Ru mania has held since the World war Rumania offered to exchange minority populations instead The German air raids were car ried out in the face of heavy anti aircraft fire The early shelling of the Dov er coastal area nearly smoth ered the sound of the advanc ing German bombers They came over 20000 feet high with the sun at their backs One formation of at least bombers was seen moving along under a cloud of Messerschmitt fighters Other waves followed Soon the antiaircratt guns were hammering away and swarms British fighters like wasps to meet the invaders This resolution proposed that the government conscript the proper ties all industrial sitdown strik ers who have refused to conform to defense Copies the two resolutions were sent to Iowa and Nebraska representatives and senators Actress Succumbs of Burns Received While Trying to Save Child HOLLYWOOD iF Actrrss Elda Waldon 26 died Saturday of burns received in an unsuccessful attempt to save the life of Cather ine Bowman 3 whose clothes be came ignited from a fluid Miss Waldron was using to clean clothes Then the big British gun opened up on the German em placements across the choppy waters aiming at the brief bright flashes of fire visible from the high chalk cliffs Three German shells landed on the south Kent coast early in the bombardment wrecking a Iiouse in Dover killing a woman and injuring several persons Other casualties were reported from a town in East Angelia where nazi bombs dropped A communique issued jointly by the air and home security said a few German planes ap proached the London area early Saturday but did not get be yond the outskirts At least three naii planes were reported shot down British fighters re turning to their bases signaled aerial triumphs by rolling as hey neared home Berlin announced that the Ger man naval forces had sunk the armed British merchant vessel Turakina 8706 tons in Austral ian waters and that submarines in the past eight days have dcs ;