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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THi NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS Ntl6HiORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 8 1940 MASON CITY THE IRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER COKS1STS ACTIONS 6NE NO 235 PLANJRINCHFASCISTLIKE STATE Report 21500 TONS OF ENGLISH SHIPS CLAIMED SUNK Germany Awaits Word of One Man Hitler for Next War Phase BERLIN blows to British seapower were reported by Ihe high command Monday as once again Germany awaited the word of one Hitler for the next phase of the Euro pean war The sinking 21500 tons oE British shipping off the Spanish coast including the 13000ton armored British steamer San Fernando was credited to U boats Airplanes were said to have sunk two merchant ships and a transport and damaged others off the coast of England In England the communique added the air force raided among other things a railway sta tion at Brighton coast batteries on the Isle of Wight port facilities and camps at Falmoutu Wells and armament plants at Middlebor ough and Newcastle When the fuehrer will give the word for the new war phase and what it will be even men usually in the know cannot say But they are confident that whatever happens Hitler and Italian Premier Mussolini will beln full harmony Hitlerand Italian Foreign Min iste Count J3iano conferred secretly for twohours hereSun day and arranged Shothcrconfer ence for Wednesday presumablv intended to coordinate Beilm policies for reshaping Eu Move Under British Blockade of the town and of St Pierre on the French ft S milesfrom the amacanjl Echoes of the European war resounded loud in the ern hemisphere with report that British cruisers had blockaded The island to prevent a shipment of American WILLKIE MEETS GO P LEADERS Goijfersqn Appointment Ciano inspected the rope scenes ot German victories in Ihe west which paved the way for the downfall of France Official circles were un communicative concernin the topics which Hitler and Ciano discussed but it was believed ecneraliy recent events in south eastern Europe held an im portant place Some speculated that plans for the conduct of the war against antam also may have been dis cussed but the fact Ciauo lacked Military advisers was taken to in that they dcalt Primarily with diplomatic problems In Borne the official Italian news agency Stefani reported Hitler and Ciano had reached complete agreement regarding continuation of the war and con struction of a new Europe Reuters British news agency quoted a Swiss newspaper corre spondent as reporting that plans lor an offensive against Ireland as the first objec discussed Two British destroyers were said to have been crippled so severely by bombs in the North ered inUSt be COnsid BRITISH MATCH BLOW FOR BLOW Gliding Bomber Is Reported in Attack onTpvvn in England LONDON claimed lh uPPer hand over nazi aii raiders Monday and declared that her flyers were matching blow for blow as waves of German planes still poured over England Several persons were believed to have been killed and some 5ge in towns of northeast southeast and southwest ngland as the Germans continued air from which the British have had but one day of respite since June 18 A home security ministry com munique said R A F planes brought down two of the German raiders One of the forays on a south west town was made by a glid ing bomber which flew several miles with its engines shut off and arrived over the town un heard New information added an en tire family of five to the toll of dead m a western EngUnd loivn Sunday night All were killed by one bomb Four other families taking shelter indoors were bur ied under their cavedin homes when bombs fell in the hctrI of i residential area j HO i Committee Chairman NEW YORK L Willkie flew to Washington Mon day to meet congressionalleaders of the republican party which surprised itself and the nation last month by n om i na ti ng him for presi dent Willkie will confer with Sen Charles L MeNary R Ore the vice presi d o n t i a 1 nominee and by evening WILLKIE may be able to announce the appointment of a campaign man ager and selection of a chairman of the republican national com mittee Willkies campaign manager problem apparently is a difficult one It has been reported that Representative Joseph W Martin Jr RMass and Samuel Pry or Connecticut republican na tional coramitteeman were under consideration There are intima tions now that Martin is out of it will be Disorders in Mexican Vote Take Heavy Toll of Lives lowan Reported to Be rinBloody Election Wjllkle wants to confer with MeNary whom he has never met before committing himself to a campaign organization Monday in Washington he met some of his most active and ef fective prcconvention opponents It is vital to the Willkie cam paign that the congressional re publicans including MeNary who were against his candidacy not only be enticed aboard the campaign band wagon but that they be infused with the kind of doanddie enthusiasm which is necCSsary to win hard fought po litical campaigns Prien Commanded Sub Which Sank Arandora LONDON London naval circles said Monday night they had mformatton that LieutCapt whose Uboat last October penetrated Scapa BnTi Sank the battleship Royal Oak commanded the sub marine that sank the British pris on ship Arandora Star last week on Ireland Approximately 1000 persons including German and Italian war prisoners are missing STRONG BOX STOLEN MARSHALLTOWN thieves didnt bother to crack the Coca Cola bottling plant safe here took the strong box with them when they left Police later found it out in the country a hole chiseled around the combination and approximately missing MEXICO CITY which accompanied Mexicos pres idential elections Sunday were estimated Monday to have taken between 50 and 100 lives and re potts of irregularities threatened to complicate the task of deter mining the outcome of the voting An unofficial count showed at least 30 persons dead in Mexico City alone while reported wound ed during battles in the streets of the capital Some reports from the pro vinces indicated that the total in jured might be in the thousands Among the casualties in the capital were two American stu J Mallen Jr of Davenport Man 25 Reported Near Death DAVENPORT JP The bloody Mexican national election Monday numbered an lowan Edward J Mailen Jr 25 of Davenport among its casualties Mallen a graduate of St Am brose college was reported near death in Mexico City as a re sult of a pistol wound in t h e stomach inflicted during a Mexico City riot Sunday In Tulsa Okla Sunday night his father said young Mallen went to Mexico City In 939 to take a course in accounting in Spanish seeking a possible po sition in theUnited States gay raent foreign service Davenport Iowa who was report ed near death with a pistol wound in the stomach and Leonard Durso 18 of Union City N J who was gravely wounded by a rifle bullet The Mexican electoral system provides that the first citizens to arrive may organize the election board The disorders resulted from efforts of various groups to control polling places it was re porlcd At Coyoacan a large group was denied entiy to a polling place by 300 Camachistas The outsiders then took affidavits and estab lished a separate poll Both Gen Manuel Avila Ca macho administration candidate and his independent rival Gn Juan Andreau Almazan issued statements claiming victory The actual canvass of returns however will not be made until Thursday and the official result Complaints poured in from all over the nation that supporters had been denied the nght to vote and fear was ex pressed m some quarters that the final tabulation of ballots might be accompanied by further dis Reshuffle Danish Cabinet COPENHAGEN K i n Christian X ot Denmark signed a nomination for a new coalition cabinet Monday ending ten days of cabinet reshuffling HAAKON WILL NOT ABDICATE Koht Indicates Nazi Pressure Brought on Norwegian Parliament LONDON UP Norwegian Foreign Minister Halvdan Koht Monday announced that King Haakon had advised the Norwe gian parliament that lie would not abdicate or renounce the royal succession Haakon announced his decision in n letter to the presidential board of the Norwegian storting Koht said There is reason to believe said Koht that the presidential boards proposal was made un der German pressure Reports from Stockholm and Germanoccupied Oslo have indi cated for several weeks that the jermans were desirous that the Norwegians set up a new govern ment to supersede the exiled gov ernment and to replace Haakon if he declined to agree to the pro posals Haakon said in his reply The freedom and independence ot the Norwegian people is to me the first commandment ol our constitution and I feel I will fol low this commandment and best serve interests of the Norwe gian people in holding fast to my position and the task a free peo ple gave me in 1905 RICHARDSON LEADS GOLF Raps Out Sparkling 69 of Qualifying Play at Cedar RapidsTourney SPOKTS BULLETIN CEDAR RAPIDS i cl Richardson ot Creston 1939 medalist rapped out a spark ling 69 two under par to shoot into the lead in the first round of qualifying play in the Iowa amateur golf tournament here Monday Scores for North Jowans in cluded Don Bracken of Mason City 82 Jerry Harrer Mason City 86 D J Deluhery New Hampton S8 and Walt Schnurr New Hampton 99 Plan New Grandstand at Marshalltown Fair MARSHALLTOWN cials of the Central Iowa fair said construction n new concrete and steel grandstand will oe rusned to conipletion it possible before the Sept persons Oliver S board secretary said Reilly NAZIS ASSERT ISLE BLOCKADED 5 US Destroyers Are Reported at Observing Activities BERLIN official Ger man news agency said Monday that the British were blockading the French island or Martinique in the West Indies and that the French naval forces there were preparing for a British ultimatum The news agency D N B cir culated the report under a Geneva date and said it emanated from Vichy the French capital Martinique is one of the east ernmost of the Leeward islands 300 miles north ot the South American coast It had been re ported from Washington that five United States destroyers had gone there to examine the situation BARBERRITES TO BE TUESDAY Stores to Be Closed During Time of Service for Business Leader Funeral services for Charles H Barber 74 secretary oE the Ile iail Merchants association of Ma son City will be held at the Con jregational church at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon Mr Barber died suddenly from a heart at tack at oclock Saturday morning at a local hospital He had submitted to an emer ency operation on June 5 but lad been dismissed from the hos pital and spent the Fourth of July at his home 217 Delaware ave nue southeast Stores of the city will be closed during the time of services from oclock until oclock in honor of Mr Barber Members of various organizations in which Mr Barber was interested will attend the services in groups Dr Paul A Peterson ot the Wesley Methodist church will be in charge of the services Mrs Leonard Gross n daugh ter and Philip W Barber a son both of New York City arrived in Mason City Sunday to be with Mrs Barber The body will lie in state at the Major funeral home until the time of services Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery FARLEY KNOWS ROOSEVELT 3RD TERM ATTITUDE President Has Made Up Mind But Decision Continues at Secret By DOUGLAS B CORNELL WASHINGTON Roosevelt shared with James A Farley Monday the secret ot his third term neither would reveal the chief executives answer to the most baffling po litical question in a decade The remainder of the nation may be let in on the solution to the third term puzzle democratic national con vention drafts Mr Roosevelt Political analysts suggested that since Mr Rcosevelt had let the third term movement go along until u week before the conven jion without lifting a finger either to check or increase its momentum lie would be unlikely to turn down renommation it it were ottered in the form of a call to service dur and n time of international crisis efforts to plug in gips in Americas defenses Lending emphasis to predictions some democratic leaders thai the convention would draft the chief executive was the fact that votes were pledged or semi pledged to Mr Roosevelt with only the canal zone delegation to be heard from Necessary to nomin ate 548 votes chairman found outwhat the president proposes to do when the two laid their political cards on the desk in Mr Roosevelt library at Hyde Park N Y Sunday They talked about the approach ing convention the dcmocnilic platform and the third term is sue I had a very satisfactory lalk wilh the president Fairlcy said afterward and I have full knowledge of his tlunifflit and what he has in inind But any announcement on the Inrd term or any discussion of By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Several killed in anraids which cost five lives seven German three British planes shot down and Ciano to meet again to map axis policies topics of Sunday talk kept secret nazi high com mand claims successful air attacks on British fleet and military objectives in Eng land high com mand says 17 British planes downed and effective raids made on troop columns and airports in weekend air ac tivity de mands upon Turkey expected shortly by informed sources lollowinjir conference on Rus sian and German ambassa dors BUCHAREST Complete ly nationalist iron guard re gime seen as possibility soon GENEVA re port French leaders dazed by defeat Petain government expected to get neartotali tarian power by Wednesday or Thursday tlie time or place for the an nouncement must come from the 31esidcnt he asserted He sidestepped nimbly every trap set for him by reporters who sought some hint ot what Mr Roosevelt had told him And he parried with equal skill questions designed to draw him out of the possibility that he might give up his jobs as democratic chairman and postmaster general acquire an interest in the New York Yankee baseball team Report Bombs Dropped on 2 Points in Denmark STOCKHOLM wire Reports from Copenhagen broadcast by the Stockholm radio said bombs were dropped on Lan gelnnd near Haldersiebcn Denmark Monday causing slight damage Two bombs were dropped at each place by planes whose identity was not reported VANDENBERG HITS STIMSON Declares War Secretary Nominee Would Bring U S Into Europes War WASHINGTON UP Senatoi Vaiidenberg R Mich opposed senate confirmation of Henry L Stimson to be secretary of wai Monday because he said Stim son favored policies that would bring war to our country He took the floor after Senator Sheppnrd D Tex had urged on the ground that tnat Stimsons appointment was to the world of American unity Vmdenberg criticized a speech made by Stimsou just 24 hours before his appointment as secre tary of war urging that naval bases of the United States be made available to the British navy Vandenberg said Stimson had been unable to clear this up as far as I am concerned This might invite if not pre cipitate our actual participation in the European war Vanrten berg added Following disposition of Slim son s nomination the senate is to consider also the nomination of Frank Knox another republican to be secretary of the navy Leaders were confident that ap proval would be forthcoming after opponents had voiced their objections JAMES A FARLEY Wont Tell Woman Swallows Key to Car Cant Drive Auto to Hospital DETROIT hos pital attaches are still seeking the key to this mystery A woman telephoned to report n a quavering voice that she hart swallowed a key and what should she do about it Drive in the hospital as quick ly as possible1 a physician ad vised But I cant do thai came Ihc reply It was the key to my au i tomobilc The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday lime change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly rlaudv occasional local showers ami thunderstorms Monday night and probably east portion Tues day morninc not much change m temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Sunday 91 minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday 75 The mercury soared to 91 Sun day afternoon but this was not the peak reached this summer for on June 22 the temperature touched YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figure for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum In nicht At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain NAZIS DECLARE CHANGE TO BE ON WEDNESDAY Report Parliament to Vote Itself Out in Hour 20 Minutes BERLIN UP The German press said Monday that the French parliament will vole itself out existence in a session of one hour and 20 minutes Wednesday and clear the way for establishment of French fascistlike state on the model of Italy and Germany The Impending French action was reported in a series of de tailed dispatches from Vichy temporary French capital outlined the exact pro cedure to be followed by the French and the kind of govern ment which will be set up The German dispatches said that the French chamber and senate would not have the quorum required by the French constitu tion far a legal meeting but added that neither house would insist on the constitutional form In new constitution the Ger mans said will abandon the tra ditional French slogan ot liberty fraternity and equality and sub stitute labor family and the fatherland and open the way for French colaboration in a new or der in Europe The procedure Wednesday the German press said will be as fol lows The parliament will meet and hear VicePremier Pierre La val friend of Italy present a brief resolution which must be accepted by senators and depu ties without opposition This resolution puts art end to Ihe We of he parliamentary chamber and place in the hands of Marshal Henri Philippe Petain ana Ins collaborators full power to establish a new French order The resolution was said by the Germans to be exceedingly brier They said the chamber will SJE iiify its approval by a standing vote and the whole session will last an hour and 20 minutes As soon as parliament has voted its own death sentence Laval will announce memberof a commis Mt as an interim The new constitution will set up a twohouse chamber The upper house will correspond ti Ihc Ilahau chamber of fascf The German expressed doubt hat it uouW include many nf the present members of the French senate The lower chamber it was said vi II correspond to the Italian chamber of corporations It WM include representatives of labor veterans farmers and trades 1olitili imh i lle he eliminated 1 n d French trade unions will be virtually it not completely eliminated Tuesday according to German 86 65 8S 61 73 94 fiR the deputies and senatoiTwiH Proposals in uof siving them approval No public debate of the proposals will be permitted it was faid Interurban Knocked Off Tracks Upset by 10 Ton Trailer DBS MOINES WAII interur r apparently is no immov able object when a heavily loaded 10 ton semitrailer truck is do ing he pushing A southbound in termban was knocked off the track and over North Mo lhS at a Sunday by a truck loaded with 4800 bottles of bleaching fluid Five persons were injured one seriously Officials said Mrs Finn 58 of St Marys one of the mtcrurbans nine passengers ws Ihe most severely hurt She suf fered a back injury The truck driver Evald Tensen 32 of Herman the head LATHAM CONDITION SERIOUS IOWA CITY hospital official said the condition of PrCMdent O R Latham Iowa State Teachers college was serious ur Latham who underwent an operation a week ago had been improving rapidly until he nt unui nc M tercd a setback late last week ;