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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH DAILY s EDITED FOR THE NIWJPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALU NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA 27 IMP HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 7 tri i Op TWO m ONE NO 278 BALKAN BORDER CLASHES REPORTED Senate on Conscription Measure BARKLEYSAYS 3 SUBSTITUTES TO BE BEATEN Vote Down Proposal to Limit Service to American Possessions BULLETIN WASHINGTON JP Quickly lining up with the senate the house military committee voted Tues day to limit to 300000 the numbe of men who could be given mili tary training at any one period during peace time under the B u r k eWadsworth conscription WASHINGTON The senate drove down the home stretch Tuesday toward a decision on conscription concentrating imme diate attention on three substitute proposals which must be acted upon before a final vote can be taken on the BurkeWadsworth compulsory military training bill Scheduling the second night session of the week Senator Barkley D Ky predicted passage of Ihe a form calling for immediate con scription of the days end The majority leader told re porters he was confident that the senate would reject by comfort able margins all three proposals Vo postpone conscription and send the BurkeWadsworth measure to the house in about the form it stood when debate began Tuesday Working CST Mori day night the chamber wrote into the measure a dozen amendments some only technical and clarify ing but others that imposed re strictions on the use of men con scripted for service Chief of these was an amend ment by Senator Lodge R Mass to limit the service of peacetime conscripts to the western hemisphere The cham ber voted down 39 to 32 a proposal by Senator Clark D to narrow the service area to the continental United Stales and American possessions Previously the senate adopted a compromise proposal by Lodge which fixed 900000 as the max imum number of conscripts to be in training at any one peacetime period Lodges proposal restricting AP Prize Photos Displayed Here SEE STORY OX PAGE 17 newspapers were placed on JrJiOWas newspapers Lock photo Kayenay Throngs Pour Into Salem Ore for McNary Program j I CBli AWtLllg service to the western hemisphere conformed to a similar provision in legislation authorizing the president to order the national guard and army reserves into ac tive service Taking the guard legislation as a model the senate proceeded to approve other amendments mould ing the conscription bill along similar lines It adopted an amendment by Senator Gurney R S Dak striking out a provision authoriz ing the national labor relations hoard to institute court proceed ings to force the reemployment of u conscript who had completed the years training specified in the bill V It provided for civil court trials of draft dodgers instead of hearings before military tri bunals and voted to prohibit any person connected with the miJitary establishment from be cominp a member of a local draft board Wlihout audible objections the chamber wrote into the measure an amendment by Barkley to au thorize the appropriation of funds tn carry out the terms of the bill thus clearing the way for quick congressional action to provide the money needed With these and other amend ments out of the way Barkley pronounced the bill nearly ready for the final vote except for ac tion on the three substitutes These all proposed dolavs in one form or another of the actual induction into military service of the young men from 21 through oO years old who would be re quired to register under terms of the BurkeWadsworlh measure Senator Maloney D Conn proposed that oneyear voluntary enlistments be tried until Jari if these failed to fill the armvs quota conscription would go into effect Senator Walsh D Mass ad vocated in his substitute that con scription be postponed until con gress should declare a national emergency A third substitute sponsored by Sccator Taft R Ohio would up a system of voluntary cnhi mcnls linked with the voluiilary trsining of college student SALEM Ore usual tranquihty of this western Ore gon farming city gave way day to bands and a visiting crowd expected to total over 50000 per jOns gathered for Senator Charles i McAarys acceptance of the re publican vice presidential nomina an The crowd began arriving early by tram and automobile amid dec orated streets Hotels were filled o capacity and restaurants re ported a land office business Businessmen estimated that 80 000 persons were in the city compared to the usual 30000 At Fir Cone McNarys country home the nominee held confer ences with Representative Joseph Martin republican national chair man Gov Harold Stassen of Min nesota and other party leaders in the forenoon The Oregon senator the second mnn in Oregons history to gain a place on a national ticket was expected to remain at Fir Cone until shortly before the start the ceremony five miles away at the state fairgrounds The program starts at p m Sta tion KGLO will broadens the speech from 7 to p m McNary said several days ago he would remain at the fair grounds and night if neces GIRL HURT IN WRECK IS DEAD Sheffield Girl if Is Fatally Injured in Automobile Mishap shake ar hands all Veterans Told Sacrifice for ARNOLDS PARK luu and sacrifice are ahead for the American people Gov George A YVMCrtn i Wilson told the Iowa American Legion here Tuesday There will be faxes more taxes he warned in a speech prepared for thc Legions twentysecond annual conven tion We cannot borrow our way make Iowas share one of which the nation will be prouil One major task to which all citizens may give attention Wil son said is the duty of meeting thc threat of subversive propa ganda v I It propaganda will be tried m America he warned In fact it has been tried ever since the believers in the world revolution ascended to power x x x Our answer the answer of all good American citizens is one of salesmanship We have been good and salesmen and we must improve We must sell America to Ameri cans Let none of our neighbors at home fail to realize the advantage of the American way of life Let us all by our belief in America try into this defense program The ctebts have already passed the legal limit The government has two ways of raising funds Taxes lor ordinary times and borrowing capacity for times of emergency After eight years of forced draft emergency spending and borrow ing we have come to the real emergency Iowa wants a full part in the national defense program Wilson continued but not at the expense ot the best interests of the coun It appear he observed that most of thc early contracts are go ing to already highly industrial ized sections of the country If there is any single lesson which has come out of Europe it is that the decentralization of dcfenie in dustry is equal in importance to the scattering of airports We should not go at the ques tion with a gimme spirit the governor asserted We do not want cither in dustries or airports in Iowa insure the national solidarity of sound patriotism showing that people are capable of governing themselves RAINSAGAIN FALL IN IOWA DES MOINES he wettest f August in many years Tuesday continued to blight thc Iowa State fanand to retard maturity of thc states 1940 corn crop Rains fell again Tuesday morn ing in all parts of the state except the northwest The moisture ex tended to four the number of con secutive days on which sizable amounts of rain have fallen in the latest of this months series of deluges Oarinda reported 263 inches of ram over night while Dubuque had 16 Creston 85 Mason Citv 80 Albia 63 Iowa City 56 and Des Moines 34 Tlic weatherman offered Ada Belle Jones 11 Sheffield died in Lutheran hospital here about 6 p m Mon day of injuries suffered in a head on automobile collision Sunday afternoon Mr Jones and his daughter Bonnie May each suffered skull fractures in the accident and were reported to be in serious condition Tuesday Mrs Jones suflered facial lacerations and her condition was described as fairly good Edwin Meyer driver of the car which collided with the Jones machine was released from the Hampton hospital Monday The accident occurred three miles west of Sheffield in front of the Olkers farm ITALIANS ADMIT BRITISH HITS Declare Raiders Were Met by Violent Air AntiAircraft Reaction HOME British bombs scored hits on the Fiat airplane automobile and tank factory at Turin in a new night raid aimed from across the Swiss Alps the Italian high command reported Tuesday adding that an antiair craft battery brought down one British bomber which attempted rt nttr T13M to attack Milan The San Luigi sanatorium at Turin also was hit The high com mand asserted only a few bombs were dropped but did not disclose the amount of damage clone Farm houses in northern Italy were damaged and a farmer killed The Italians meanwhile bombed repeatedly a British con voy in the eastern Mediterranean and carried out attacks on British mechanized units and barracks in the western Egyptian desert thc communique said The high command said the en nv once more coining over zerlanct made air raids on BRITISH BLAST ITALIAN PLANTS IN NIGHT RAIDS Chain Raiders Keep Londoners Awake for More Than 6 Hours By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Heavy bomber blows which left Italian indus trial plants shattered and smok ing from the effects of tons of ex plosives were reported by Britain Tuesday harassed herself by nightJong German raids and fighting oft new daylight air at tacks if X The Fiat airplane tank and motor works at Turin and the Magneto lUarelli factory which makes electric equipment there and Sesto San Giovanni near Milan were raided by KAF pilots who made the long dou ble flight over France and the Alps with six tons of bombs the air ministry announced for 40 minutes bombs rained on Hie Turin objectives the air ministry said setting strings of tires and bright blue and white explosions Great clouds of white smoke were sent drifting upward to 6000 feet at Sesto San Gio vanni a communique added Air raids also were reported against Germany where Berlin had a 40 minute night alarm These forays were reported as new flights of German bombers various provinces northern in fiutinern taly but were opposed by vio lent air and antiaircraft reaction ideally situated for a vital part i lova Nucshv i jCUtleln V way hero and com in the program of ami I ruin in cisUrn Imv area our efforts are to cooperate to Llctlmc r retirement in fiifcd Tucstiiiv Wilhefmstrasse Is Bombed by British YORK ment buildings alone the Wil helmstrasse iu Berlin were among Ihe targets bombed by British planes which flew over the German capital Tuesday The British broadcast heard here by NBC said this proved he British raiders had pene trated to the heart of the city ranged Britains coast in daylight attacks after a night of alarms which opened a new phase of an aroundtheclock air war on Britain Chain raiders kept tiic Lon don area awake for more than six hours Monday night and 500 miles of the English coast from northeast to southwest in an al most continual state of alarm waves moved over the southeast and southwest coasts iftcr dawn Thty were met by British fighter pilots and tabulated re ports Tuesday indicated that at least four German planes were shot down Despite he jjreai nuisance of the mslit raiders compara tively few casualties and only scattered instances of damage to private property were re ported But for the first time the Ger mans used the mass raid at sending 40 bombers against one northeast town where they dc moiished two shops and killed at least two persons The government said some bombs were dropped on one dis trict in the outskirts of central London and others in the sub urbs Several inmates of a poor house m a southeastern town were killed in that towns worst raid of the war and a number of cas ualties also were reported in the Midlands where there were three heavy night raid Meanwhile Britains own bomb ers were busy carrying thc war to their enemies The air ministry announced that RAF bombers delivered a successful attack upon a num ber of important military objec tives in Germany and Italy Ilonuay The Italians announced a few bombs hit the Fiat factory at Turin nnd a sanatorium there but said that a British bomber was shot down near Milan Berlin had a 40 minute alarm in the The Germans in a new technique accounting for the record length of the London raid employed a force estimated at 50 planes wivch flew high over the capital at reg ular intervals singly or in small groups chain fashion Some of the raiders far above thc balloon barrages kept as iiiRh as 20000 four mile appeared a tiny silvery MJCCVCS as miiaimiiil searchlights picked them out Nazis Claim Wide Attacks on England BERLIN IP British troop concentrations in southern Eng land airports and the British nav al base of Portsmouth were bombed by German air raiders the high command reported Tues day The communique covering Mon days air operations said nazi fly ers also returned at night and at tacked thc Plymouth naval base Cornwall airport Coventry air plane works at Birmingham and port facilities at Hull and New castle Britain it said lost a total of 70 planes shot down in air battles and nine destroyed on the ground It acknowledged Ger man losses of 20 Although British air attacks at several places within Ger many were acknowledged and the second air alarm within as many days cost Berlins inhabi tants another nights sleep the high command said damage was unimportant Only one of a squadron of Brit 5ii planes was able to reach Bcr un it was said The raid however provoked m angry warning that any crimi nal attack on nonmilitary ob jectives by British planes would be repaid by nazi bombers During the 40minute alarm one raider flew over the capital at a high altitude and seven others batteries at Brandenburg 40 miles west authorities said but there was no repetition of the heavy cannonading which occurred here Monday morning when Brit Jsh aircraft circled overhead foi several hours V There was no indication bombs were dropped in the vicinity of Berlin Tuesday but DNB offi cial German neivs agency ac cused the British of bombinr nonmilitary objectives on the citys outskirts Monday and threatened reprisals London knows very well the news agency said that the Ger man air force has confined itself to military objectives in the vi cinity of the English capital Eng lish flyers on the contrary dropped incendiary bombs in the vicinity of Berlin This circumstance establishes tnat residences were thc exclusive objects of the British attack So cowardly an effort is in line with previous English attacks Berlin papers published with scathing comment extracts from eaflets dropped by British planes Monday on the capital One leaflet was represented as saying in part People of Berlin Formerly you were known as bright folks who couldnt be fooled Former ly you fcncw how to gain your point Perhaps now ynu ran mnk of some way to help in the ask of saving Germany Other portions of thc pamphlet we said to have predicted Ihe bniteci States soon would entcr ne war on Englands side that the United States was lending war ships to Britain and thc numbers lighting for Britain were far more numerous than those available to litler British food reserves were de scribed as adequate for a pro onged war and the Germans were warned that an attempt to land an expeditionary force in vould be Hitlers biggest mis LOOK INSIDE FOR FIORFLLO LAGUARDIA Reports on Canadian U S Defense Board PAGE 2 North Iowa Schools Plan on New Season PAGE 4 Official GridCall at Iowa U Issued PAGE 15 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DIES John MacMillan 42 Succumbs in Oconto Wis Rites Thursday John MacMillan 42 economics and sociology instructor in Maioil City high school for 20 years died suddenly Monday evening of a heart attack while visiting at the home of his mother at Oconto Wis With his wife and two sons Jack ind Robert lie had lest new home at 211 Virginia avenue southeast in Mason City last Thursday for a weeks vacation at Oconto before starting his 21st school year here next Monday Leaching position here was thc first and only one he had ever lield Born and reared at Oconto he ivas graduated from high school there awl Inter from Carroll col egD at Waukesha Wis lie came icrc directly from Carroll college By attending summer sessions he later was granted a masters de gree from the University of Iowa najoring in social science He interrupted his college work IfllB to attend the field ar illery officers training school and o an was a member of the American Funeral services will be held Thursday at Oconto The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy scat tered showers and thunder storms east and extreme soulh Tuesday nirht Wednesday pari ty cloudy occasional light rain extreme east portion warmer west Wednesday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness lijrht rain southeast portion Tuesday nijrhl Wednes day partly cloudy occasional liffht rain extreme southeast warmer extreme north and ex treme west portions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics MaAimum Monday Minimum Monday nifrht At 8 a m Tiicsiiay Rain YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum 63 85 inch HITLERS PLANS MAY BE GIVEN SHARPSETBACK Rumania Russia and Hungary Are Involved in Border Difficulties Bv THE ASSOCIATFD PRESS A bloody border clash between Rumanian troops and Russias red army signaling 1 sharp new setback to Hitlers expressed desire for peace in the Balkans was reported Tuesday u diplomatic dispatches from Bu charest Hundreds were reported killed on both sides Germanys acute interest in the Balkan situation was reflected in Berlin dispatch late Tuesday stating that Germany may arbi Iite the smouldering Hungarian Rumanian dispute over Transyl vania with Italys aid Emboldened by Russias suc cess in territorial demands against Rumania Hungary has clamored for thc return of the rich Transylvania province which comprised part of the old AustroHungarian empire be fore the World war Hitler has exerted powerful pressure on Rumania and other Balkan countries sources of Ger man supplies to maintain the status ciuo in southeast Europe while he concentrates on the battle for Britain Reports circulated that bolh Germany and Russia are concen trating heavy forces on Balkan frontiers Claim Rumanians Shot Down Plane BUDAPEST Hungary Hungarian foreign office an nounced Tuesday that a plane marked with Rumanian insignia shot down a Hungarian bomljer over Hungarian soil Tuesctav morning and diplomatic dis patches from Bucharest reported n bloody border clash between Rumania and Russian troops The Bucharest reports neith er confirmed nor denied offi cially in the Rumanian iapi UJ said he border clash started Sunday mornimr ami caused hundreds of dead on Uotti sides and tlie loss of at least two fighting planes The reports of cla sharp increase in shes caused a southeastern n turopcs tension over negotiations between Hungary imd Rumania attempting to setllc Hungarys claims for the province of Tran sylvania Bucharest was full of reports JOHN MacMILLAX here 20 years Wallace Plans 5 Day Campaign in Illinois SPRIiVGFIELD III leaders said Tuesday Henry A Wallace would begin his campaign with a five clay tour of Illinois after he accepts the democratic party nomination for vice presi dent Thursday at Dos Moines Iowa Representative Marvin Jones chairman of thc house agri culture committee who will notify Wallace of the nomination will accompany him on the tour be imning at Bloomington Sept 3 which officials refused to confirm or deny that there had been en counters between Hungarian and liumnman planes over the dis puted province of Transylvania Diplomatic dispatches from Bu charest Tuesday reported a bloodv boracr clash between Rumanian and Russian troops resulting in hundreds dead on both sides and the loss of at least two fighting planes K leas two fighting planes The fighting which the di patches said occurred just north of Dorohoi in northern Moldavia was reported to have started late faunday and lasted several hours It was resumed Monday A foreign military attache at Bucharest wlio wrote he dis patches estimated that more than 300 Rumanian soldiers were slain Just two months ago Rumania bowed to a Russian ultimatum agreeing to cede to the Soviet union Bessarabia and northern Bucovina As the Russians marched in cur ly m July to liikc over there were clashes between thc retiring Rumanians and soviet troops Dorohoi is cloned tlie new bolder formed by the Bcssurabiii nci Bticovinn cession The fiffhtins was said to have ocrurcd when soviet troops crossed the border into lUima nia Thev ucre understood tn have penetrated deeply before hcmsr forced back The clash was sani to have involved Humattian troops bcins sent to Transyl vania Four Russian warplanes which over Rumanian territory v ere attacked by six Rumanian purs i Details of the nounccd later ships two of were shot down these sources said Reports Little War Under Way BUCHAREST Rumania UPi tour will be ani Sources dose to the general staJf said Tuesday that ;