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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH I DAILY EDITED FOP HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NSIGHIORS MASON CITY THE SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OKE NO 279 HITLER SEEKS PEACE FOR BALKANS Industry Gains Senate Strength WOULD ENABLE FRTO OPERATE DEFENSE UNITS Holt Claims Senate Canvassed to Determine Sentiment on War WASHINGTON JP Leaders both sides in the senate battle over conscription announced Wed nesday they would support an amendment to give the president authority to condemn and take over factories or industries needed for national defense Majority Leader Barkley and Senator Byrnes D S Car both declared they would support the property amandmcnt proposed by Senators Russell D Ga and Overton D La Senator Wheeler and other op ponents of conscription includ Senators Taft R Van denberg R and Adams D that peactime seizure of factories was a logi cal counterpart of conscription of manpower Wheeler announced flatly that he would vote for it The senate was pushing the conj scription bill toward final passage late in the day when the Russell rverton amendment was reached at was prepared recently after de fense officials told the appropria tion committee that some contracts had delayed by manu facturers With passages or the measure ap parently assured Wheeler asked why the senate did not go the whole way and attach a declara tion of xvar to the BurkeWads worth conscription bill German Plane Falls in England President Roosevelt told a press conference Tuesday that Hie de fense commission had seen no evi rence ot a sitdown strike by in dustry shows a German Dornier plane falling in flames after bavins been struck by England British Claim to Have Shot SECOND OLIVER Down 24 German Air Raiders Use of Aerial Flame Weapons Indicates New German Tactics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON German bombers u j ucllna oomocrs Aiinougn an apartment house smashed heavily at the Kent coast was hit and glass and shell pieces and the Thames estuary leading to scattered thick over the town only r t London Wednesday and British three Deison Equipment London Wednesday and British defenders were declared to have shot down at least 24 of the raid official British announce ers Ah LI niiiiji ouLibii announce allu uuee Lrerman plan Senator Holt D W Va told mcnt acknowledged heavy at shot down in the battle a i r reporters meanwhile that he had received information he considered reliable that two pro arministration members werc canvass the senate o determine whether there was sufficient support to obtain passage of a resolution declaring that a stale of war existed with Germany The contention might be made Holt said he was informed that a state of war existed because of statements antagonistic to this country made by Hitler and Mus solini The West Virginia senator refused to disclose the sourc of his information or to name the sena tors he said were involved On the house side the military committee adopted an amendment proposed by Representative Bjrns DTenn for the express purpose of scuttling the bill but all the members who would comment were in disagreement as to just what actually was Byrns while not explaining how the bill would be scuttled de clared the amendment removed a draft restriction which limited to home defense units conscription of men 38 to 21 and 45 to 64 Repre sentative Wadsworth HN Y said the registration as well as the draft section was altered so that only men between the ages of 21 and 45 had to register and be come subject to service w The Byrns amendment was put orally and there was so much dis agreement over it some persons thought it would receive further committee attention Supporters of compulsory mili tary training defeated a new ef fort to defer the conscription pro gram until congress should de clare existence of an emergency By a 55 to 27 vote the senate rejected an amendment offered to the Burke Wads worth bill by Senator Wiley RWis which would have permitted immediate setting up of conscription machin ery with registration of rneh from 21 through 30 but which would have prohibited calling men into service until congress declared the step necessary HUSBAXD CALLED NAMES DES MOINES IP Because her husband called her all kinds of names and was not satisfied with her cooking Mrs Sarah Scidenfeld 80 was granted a di vorce in district court here Tues day from Abram Seidcnfeld 68 In Berlin the Germans claimed to have bambed an undesignated British airport at the mouth of the Thames leaving a scene 01 devastation They declared that eight British and three German planes were shot down in that single engagement Two wedge of 18 and the other of 21 planes sought to break Londons outer ring of defenses London dispatches said the widespread use aerial flame weapons indicated a new nazi tactic of terror and destruction Fire brigades rushed about all night fighting flames set by in cendiary bombs in southeast in the region of Englands Hells Corner port of Dover where the Germans may attempt to land for an invasion Dispatches from the English countryside also reported two trains were machinegunned dur ing the night raids with bullets ripping through the tops of pas senger coaches No casualties were listed At least 10 Britons were killed during the night including a 12 year old boy and a 19 year old girl who haJ been evacuated from London to live in a safer place m southeast England They were killed when a bomb exploded in the garden of their warrefuge home Both formations were broken up the British said One savage This Baptist church situated in a London suburb iva struck by German bombs during an air raid A British soldier Shards the ruins 30minute batile raged from middle Kent to the Thames The residential section of 2 town was bombed Although an apartment house three persons were injured German dispatches said an air port at the mouth of the Thames was and bombed and eight Britis three German planes were Both groups of planes one com ing over the south and a second and larger one over the north Kentish coasts thundered in the direction of London but authori tative sources said both waves were split up by British fighters and turned back A violent 30minute battle was fought from middle Kent to the Thames distance of 30 turning back the second wave The first formation or 18 bombers with fiehlers escorts roared over Folkestone on the southeast coast and began drop Pingbombs inland Spitfires and Hurricanes which engaged them xvere reported to have brought down two of this jrroup and crippled another At least 10 persons were report ed killed and one German plane brought down by antiaircraft in night raids which ranged from Scotland to Wales causing two air raid alarms in London and hitting particularly four towns in the southeast and northwest LEGION WINDING UP CONVENTION Election of New Commander on Program for Wednesday ARNOLDS PARK The se lection of a new commander was the principal item of business on Wednesdays program as the Iowa department of American Legion wound up its convention Selection of a 1941 convention city was also scheduled for Wed nesday The Dubuque drum and bugle corps won first place in thn T contest runneruP division with Sioux City second Garner third and Pocahontas fourth Atlantic was awarded first place for its float in Tuesdays parade Missouri Valley placed second in this group and Estherville third A member of the resolutions committee said a resolution pre pared for Wednesdays session would call for an investigation of alleged delays in the production of armaments at the government ar senal at Rock Island III South Bend Ind Local Authorized to Consider Strike f HrrArn f Ger the United Farm Workers America CIO announced Wednesday that executive board of the local in corn plant panys South Bend Ind autholizcd io Field conferred with John Shaf fer president of the South Bend local and vice chairman of the national organization and with A C Stover president of the local in Charles City which authorized a strike at the Oliver plant there by a vote of 451 to 52 last Sat urday night without however setting any date Field said bolh locals have been negotiating with Oliver officials for about two months in an effort to obtain higher wages He said both the Charles City and South Bend local would send its nego tiating committee to the company again before further action taken If the stalemate continues he said and the two locals decide a strike is necessrry they plan to act mutually No date for the taking of a strike vote in South Bend was set BILL FOR GUARD SPECIAL DRILL SIGNED BY FR Sept 15 Tentatively Set for Mobilizing of First Contingent WASHINGTON Roosevelt has signed legislation authorizing him to call out 336000 members of the national guard and army reserves for 12 months of active duty The white house announced Mr Roosevelts action the measure was signed Tuesday night Congressional action un the guard legislation finally was com pleted last week It was repre sented to congress by military ex perls as an essential preliminary to draft legislation since the guardsmen and reserve officers would be used in raining and or ganizing a conscript army Now hat the legislation is signed Mr Roosevelt may sum mon the guard to duly at any lime The army high command it is reported lias set Sept 15 tentatively as the date for mobi lization of the first contingent That contingent probably will number 55000 officers and men but there has been no announce ment as to the units from which the men will be drawn There have been indications however that those units probably would be Hiethirtiethfortyfirstforty fourth and fortyfifth The Sept 15 dale was agreed upon some authorities reported because the army desired to give guardsmen two weeks at home be tween the end of summer maneu vers and the beginning of the 12 months service period The last maneuvers end Aug 31 The called guardsmen and including also reserves ll those japan to Concentrate to End Chinese War Meet New Problems TOKIO Fumimaro Konoye the premier announcing the basis for a new political struc ture for Japan said Wednesday that it would supersede partv politics based on liberalism and that its aim was io unite the total i energies of the state and people I under the emperor j The tola power of the nation must be concentrated to end the war with China he said so that Japan would be in position to meet independently swiftly and resolutely any situation which might arise incident to its estab lishment of a new order in East this end he continued summoned to duty in later contin gents may be assigned by the president to serve anywhere in the western hemisphere on American possessions outside this hemisphere and on the Philippine islands Those on active duty will draw pay at Ihe same rates as are pre scribed for the regular army based on a month for enlisted men Not all men in all units called will have io serve The law pro vides that discharges will be given automatically to all guard members under 18 years of aee AH euardsmen and reserves under the rank of captain who have dependents will be permit ted to rcsiffn within 20 days after beine called to duly Other sections of lie law call for Medical on entry into federal service and on release with medical certificate of service illness or injuries to be provided re quired to reemploy soldier who makes application for reinstate ment in job 40 days after complet ing service unless employer finds it impossible or unreasonable to do so United States district attor neys empowered to act as attorney for soldiers in suits to force re employment to receive benefits of soldiers and sailors re lief act Operation of pe riod ending June 30 1942 Asia To e Japan must perfect a national Degree The basis of such a ture Local Units Not in First Contingent Indications are that the 34th di vision of which the Mason City national guard units are a part will not be included in the first contingent of the national guard to be called out for training under the provisions of the legislation signed by President Roosevelt Wednesday The army high com mand it is reported has set Sept 15 tentatively as the date for the first contingent LOOK INSIDE FOR SIR GEORGE PAISII Probe of His Statement on War is Requested PAGE 2 Annual Howard County Fair to Open Thursday PAGE 10 Packers Favored in Thursday All Star Game PAGE 11 WALLACE WILL TALK THURSDAY Democrats Predict 10000 Will Hear Acceptance Address By GEORGE S MILLS DBS MOINES The drive lo hold the corn belt in the demo cratic column for the third con secutive presidential elections opens here Thursday night when Henry A Wallace formally accepts Johnson Foe of F R Wins in California The ins had a big day in re urns from primaries of four slates Wednesday and Senator Hiram W Johnson California veteran at odds with President Roosevelt led he parade by sweeping the re publican and apparently the dem ocratic and progressive tickets as well to bring him back to Wash ington Senator Johnson who has op posed the presidents foreign pol icy with a vigor akin to his fight against President Wilsons league of nations triumphed easily in ivhat had been called his hardest campaign since 1916 Johnson based his race on the assertion that I never responded to he orders of any man and 1 never will Earlier this month he described as just the same old purge the same old sham expres sions of regard and affection the same old stiletto Mr Roosevelts remark that no one considered Johnson a progressive or liberal democrat in the year 1940 and that while he still was very fond of Johnson the had changed a lot in the last four or five years Democratic incumbents in con gress won in primaries in South Carolina Mississippi and Arkan sas Dry advocates in South Carolina won decisively in an advisory ref erendum on whether the state should return to prohibition For the republican nomination Johnson polled 411198 votes ir 10673 out of 13540 precincts Lieut Gov Ellis E Patterson go 38722 and Assemblyman Samue W Yorty 24477 In the democratic contest I063f precincts gave Johnson 356322 Patterson 133681 John Ansoi Ford 103804 Yoriy 51267 James D Meredith 11564 anc Richard S Otton primarily a pro gressive 11554 the new deal nomination vice presidential Democratic party officials are predicting a crowd of 10000 per sons will hear Wallace fire the opening guns of the new deals midwest campaign in this his hometoNn Traditionally a republican area the agricultural midwest never has remained politically untrue to the GOP for as long as three times in a row in national elections Precedents however largely have lost their effectiveness in pol itics particularly since the demo crats have nominated Wallace a Wallace Address to Be Broadcast Here Former Agriculture Secretary Wallaces speech of acceptance will be broadcast over station KGLO Thursday night from to 9 oclock former republican for vice presi dent while the GOP has named Wendell Willkie a former demo crat as its presidential candidate Wallace is expected to reach DOS Moines Wednesday night He will be accompanied by Repre sentative Martin Jones chairman of the house committee on agriculture who will deliver the notification address Also in the party will be Edward J Flynn of New York N Y democratic national chairman I J Conrad chairman of the Iowa committee for agriculture iaid farmer delegations from Iowa Missouri Nebraska Illi nois Minnesota and South Da kota are coming by special train and bus and auto caravans for the Rain Cuts Heavily Into Attendance at Minnesota State Fair STATE FAIR GROUNDS Minn dirt track cham pionship automobile races were scheduled Wednesday at Hie Minnesota State fair The permitting Die fairs new half mile allpurpose speedway The fairs horse racing program canceled Tuesday because of rain was rescheduled for Thursday Tuesdays daylime attendance was 48722 in spite of inclement weather but this was about half of last years gate on the ci responding day gations will bring bands with them he added The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy occa sional showers Wednesday night and north portion Thursday warmer soulliucsf Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy occasional showers Wednesday niffht and Thursday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 64 minimum Tuesday niclit 60 At 8 a m Wednesday 61 Rainfall ne North Iowa continued to receive drenchings Tuesday and Tuesday night bringing the total rainlal for August up Io a total of 78 inches This followed the abovi normal figure for July YKAR AGO Maximum 79 minimum jg Extended Outlook CHICAGO Exlended weather forecast for Ihe perioc Aug 28 to 31 Upper Mississippi valley Oc casional rain mostly moderate in amount temperature trend var 1T ukw nil rtlllwum ILIII JLl HlUrC ITCnQ Var Wallace ceremonies Several dele iable but averaging below normal except near normal extreme south ern Illi Yippee Buck Phalen Rides Again City saw cers n r Residents City saw an impromptu rodeo Wednes day morning when 15 head of wild Montana cattle escaped from the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant and stam peded through the streets of the city Sheriff Tim Phalen and offi cers and members of the Mason City police department helped cattlemen to round up the wild herd after it escaped from a pen at the plant when one ot the gates was left open acci dentally The cattle had been shipped to the plant by Ernie Sherman Nora Springs When the herd was discovered to have escaped it was chased down Federal avenue to Fourth street north where it turned west and con tinued past the Chicago North Western and Great Western tracks to West park Cattlemen finally rounded up the steers in a cornfield north west of the city and safely re turned the animals all large one to the Decker plant No damage was reported but ex citement ranged high for a time while cattlemen kept the herd from front yards of homes and out of the way of traffic CIANO CARRIES FUEHRER VIEWS TO VIENNA TALK Hungarian Plane Is Reported to Machine Gun Rumanian Airport By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High in his Obersahbiirg mountain chalet Adolf Hitler iiiacted the role or behind Jiescenes peacemaker in the 3 a 1 k a 11 crisis Wednesday while his bombers subjected British Isles to a new oideal by fire with salvos of incendiary and timefused rasoline bombs Thinazi Fuehrer received Italys Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano and presumably dictated his desires for main tenance of he status quo in southeast Europe newly threat ened with war between Ruman ia and Kunsary Count Ciano then went by plane tor Vienna accompanied by Ger manys Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop Tor a 4power jarley Thursday with Balkan rep esentatives aimed at settling Hungarys claim on he rich Ru manian province of Transylvania Hitler has previously expressed a slern wish to keep the flames of the main European conflict from spreading to the socalled powderkcg Tor two rea sons To ensure the uninter rupted flow of vital oil and food supplies from Ru mania and Hungary to Ger many for the battle against Britain 2 To permit Germany o concentrate on Britain alone without having to di vert troops by taking sides in a backdoor conflict in southeast Europe Meanwhile a mixed Ruman ianRussian commission investi gated a border clash in which hundreds of Rumanian and red army soldiers wove reported slain The Rumanian government confirmed reports previously a soviet ptanc was shot down on a reconnaissance flight over Rumania Tuesday but he government said that a Russian pursuit plane fired on a Rumanian plane at the same time In another aerial clash six Rumanian fighters reportedly shot doivn Russian planes Dispatches from Bucharest said Rumania planned to meet Hun garys demand for return of war lost Transylvania which formed a part of the od AustroHim garian empire by offering to cede 1042s square miles of the prov ince to Hun gary agrees to 1 complete ex change of populations The official version was that Ribbentrop and Ciano would anhaltcn both sides which means to hold them Io a given task until a concrete result is achieved Presumably the purpose of the conference was to state concretely why exaggerated claims of the two sides fail of axis approval and why concessions would be welcomed Apparently each was to be giv en an opportunity once more Io stale ils case and then Ribbentrop and Ciano were to lake the floor The Hungarian and Rumanian foreign ministers have been called to confer with axis statemen at Vienna Thursday the government announced Wednesday as nizi leaders expressed conviction the Icrrilorinl dispute between the two Balkan countries must be settled speedily to avert incidents which might impair the German Italian war effort Hungarian Airplane Bombs Rumanians BUCHAREST Rumania Charges that a Hungarian plane bombed and machinegunned a Rumanian airport at SatuMarc in Transylvania and then was shot down by Rumanian amiair craft guns were contained in an official communique issued Tues day night The communique asserted1 that lately Hungarian military planes on several occasions have vio lated Rumanian national air space In spite ol all our energetic protests to the Hungarian govern ment these fiighfs have been re peated and Hungarian airplanes have come as far as Bvasov Vintul De Jus and Somcseni where they threw out pamphlets hostile to I the Rumanian ;