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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1940, Mason City, Iowa If f h NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PULL LEASES WIRES THI NtWSPAPK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 9 1940 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THI WIGHT JPOT THIS PAPEn CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS WIND WRECKS IOWA TOWN 23 HURT British Depth HUGE RICHELIEU DIDNT ANSWER TO ULTIMATUM Daring Attack by Motorboat at Dakar Described to Commons LONDON battleship Kidhelieu one of Frances newest and mightiest dreadnaughts has been blasted by British depth charges at Dakar A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty in formed the house of commons Tuesday The 35000 ton Richelieu is down by the stem and listing to port in French West announced Africa Alexander Attack by depth charges Monday was made after the French had French Agree to Turn Over Alexandria Fleet to British failed to reply to British condi after rumors had circulated tions Alexander said He disclosed that the British navy had engaged in two further operations since its attack July 3 on French units at Oran to in sure that Frances fleet be kept from German and Italian hands Seven French capital ships now have been accounted for he de clared The depth charges which crip pled the Hichelieu were dropped from a motorboat close under the stern to damage propellers and steering gear Alexander said while aircraft dropped torpedoes All the attackers escaped safely lie said The motorboat Alexander told commons was a ships boat un der Lieut Com II H Bristowe which was sent into the harbor and carried out its mission with great daring These four alternatives were of fered the French commander Alexander tsaid 1 That the Hichelieu sail with n reduced crew under escort to a British port 2 That she sail with a reduced crew to a French port in the West Indies where she could be demil itarized 3 That she be demilitarized in Dakar within 12 hours 4 That she would be sunk with in a time limit No satisfactory reply was re ceived within the time limit he declared The other naval action since the attack at Oran mentioned by Alexander was the raid by British aircraft July 6 on the battleship Dunkerque V It already had been disclosed that British flyers scored six hils on Ihc damaged grounded 26aOOlon French capital ship 6 and Alexander said the aerial attack would incapacitate her for a long time Telling of the raid on the Kicheheu Alexander said On July 7 the flag officer en trusted with these operations sent one of his captains ahead in a sloop in order to present the terms in person On arrival this ship was in formed by French authorities that they would be fired on if she ap proached close to the port and it was only after an interval that the irench consented to receive this communication by signal Aerial reconnaissance after the attack established that the Rich elieu was listing to port down by the stem and surrounded by a large quantity of oil he said While the motorboat still was in the harbor Alexander related ner engines broke down and she lay helpless for a time bul the crew succeeded in celling one engine running just as they were discovered The boat was pursued but man aged to escape by crossing harbor defense nets which fouled the pro peller of its pursuer he said Commons roared with laughter Transportation of Crews to France Is Arranged by Officials ALEXANDRIA French naval authorities here agreed Tues day to turn over the entire French fleet at Alexandria to the British The French are arranging trans portation to France of the crews of all the warships The French decision removed the possibility of another British French naval battle here such as occuwed at Oran Algeria July 3 and left the British fleet free to move more of its power against the Italians in the Mediterranean Jft y The French liner Athos which has been in port several weeks is expected to transport troops in event of major hostilities The 12000 ton French liner Provi dence arrived here last Thursday the French would solve the di lemma caused by Britains ultima tum by giving up the ships and sending the crews home No definite time has been set for the departure of the Athos and the Providence but it is consid ered certain that these vessels will have a British convoy in the Med iterranean as far as is necessary to insure their arrival at a French port A French steamer was reported to have sailed with approxi mately 590 members of crews of French warships who had asked repatriation and left for France under an agreement turning the fleet over to the British The Athos and he Providence are expected to take the remaining sailors who are returning home An undetermined number ot French officers and seamen who elected to continue the fight along side the British are staying aboard their ships awaiting orders The newspaper La Retorme published for the first time a new British admiralty order permitting the repatriation of Frenchmen who prefer going home to continuing the war Willkie Names Martin for U S Republican Chairman Campaign Workers Also Announced by Nominee at Press Conference WASHINGTON L Willkie Tuesday selected Rep resentative Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts the house re publican leader to be chairman of the republican national committee and manager of his campaign for the Presidency John D Kansas who has been chairman of the na tional committee since 1936 will be executive director of the na tional committee Willkie an nounced Willkie announced Martins se lection at a press conference af ter holding extended discussions on campaign strategy with party leaders in New York and Wash ington Ifr 3f Martin served as permanent chairman ot the Philadelphia nom inating convention His selection brings into key postsin the Willkie campaign the republican leaders of both the house and senate The senate republican chief Charles L McNary Oregon is Winkles teammate on the ticket and is ex pected to carry the G O P appeal to the farm voters in the middle JOSEPH W MARTIN Jr west and west Final selection of Martin was Wln AtiLiui was Vvillkics chief business on a 4 homstay in the prom ised supporters he will be back lo stay for eight he prepared to leave by plane for a threeweek vacation in Colorado there he will draft the ac ceptance speech which he will de iiveim his hometown of Elwood Ind early in August Martin will receive no salary as national chairman Hamil ton s salary will continue io be Sla006 a year and for expenses Russell Davenport former man aging editor of Fortune magazine who quit his job to work for Will kie before the Philadelphia con vention will be the nominees personal representative to work with Martin Orcn Root Jr New York lawyer and grandnephew of the late Ehhu Root will continue 10 organize independent clubs for Willkie Willkie said hat no decision has been made on a location for the national committees campaign central headquarters He said that Martins wishes probably would determine the location because the house republican leader will continue his congressional work T Kenneth F Simpson New York republican leader who was ousted as national committee man by the Thomas E Dewcy forces was named a member of ttillkics advisory committee which is headed by Gov Harold E Stassen of Minnesota Four vice chairmen of the na tional committee were named Samuel Fryor Connecticut Wal ter S Hallinan West Mrs and Grace Mrs Rhode Island Virginia Reynolds Indiana Elsie Fitzsimmons Charles Goodspeed Chicago was reappointec treasurer of the national committee Harold Mason was reappointed secretary and Henry P Fletcher former nation al chairman was reappointed gen eral counsel Sinclair Weeks of Massachu setts was named chairman of the national committees executive committee Just Files Marriage License for Ceremony Performed in 1933 WATERTOWN Mass It wouldnt do to give Theodes S Dhoku an urgent letter to mail Back in September 1933 Dhoku n Watertown tailor and Cleinde Sthika of Auburn were married in Worcester The clergyman handed Dhoku the marriage li cense and told him to file it at once with the Watertown clerk Dhoku remembered Monday and handed it in 3 Believed Cornered in Missouri ALLENDALE Mo Worth county Missouri Sheriff Byron Kier Tuesday appealed for aid from all officers within 100 miles io aid him in the capture three men believed to be cornered on a farm five miles east of here The sheriff indicated that the men may be the three escaped convicts from Fort Madison peni tentiary when he issued the re quest The suspected fugitives were reported hiding in the timber of the Charles Stave farm Herman Murray working for Stave spotted them during the morning He returned immediate ly lo Allendale and summoned the sheriff from Grant City Mo Late Monday afternoon many of ficers were reported converging in this area in response lo a police radio alarm IOWA OFFICERS ORDERED TO HELP DBS MOINES state bureau of criminal investigation Tuesday ordered all officers with in 100 miles of Allendale Mo near the Iowa line to report there where three escaped convicts from Fort Madison state peniten tiary are believed to have been cornered GUARD AND CONVICT SLAIN IX BATTLE FORT MADISON Hart Iowa state penitentiary guard shot in an abortive prison break MondaynightdiedTues day morning at Sacred Heart hos pital here He was the second vic tim of the foiled escape attempt in which ihrce other escaped con victs were believed to have aided William Cunningham 30 of Sioux Cily one of the men in side he prison yard killed him self when he found his way to freedom blocked by an electri fied fence Hart was shot in the neck by Jne of the outsiders who tried to help the prisoners escape and died of the wound A guard fired at the three men utside the walls and said he be ieved he hit one of them The two convicts who tried to escape with Cunningham were lalted before they reached the orison walls Warden Glenn C Haynes in announcing details of the futile scape attempt said he believes hree men who broke out of the ienitentiary Juno 22 were the outsiders who tried to free their trio of friends inside Tuesday officers of midwcst ern states were searchins for trices gf the three men who escaped last month and have been blamed by authorities lor a series of robberies and other crimes since they gained their liberty Warden Haynes said the men who broke out June 22 were Ivan Sullivan 28 Lowell liaenzc 27 and Forrest Estes 3G Cunningham and Sullivan were close friends the warden said and inquiry Monday night devel oped that Sullivan had told Cun ningham he would come back and French Dreadnought TWISTER RUINS BUSINESS AREA INPORTSMOUTH CerroGordo Population Is 43812 COUNTY TOTAL CLIMBS 5336 IN TEN YEARS Higher Salaries for County Officials Accompany Gains Cerro Gordo countys population rose from 384VG in 1930 to 43812 in 1940 according to unofficial figures released Tuesday by M L Mason fourth district census su pervisor Mason Citys jump from 23304 to 27027 is responsible for the main part of this increase whicl pushed the county population fai above the 40000 mark but gains were made in all but one of othei cities and towns in the county particularly Clear Lake which in creased 663 jumping from 306fa to 3729 Comparison of the populations in the cities and towns of the county are shown by these unof ficial figures 1940 1930 Latham President of Iowa Teachers College Succumbs Dies From Pneumonia Which Developed Aftei Abdominal Operation Mason City Clear Lake Meservey Plymouth Rock Falls Rockwell Swaledale Thornton 27027 3729 282 426 153 758 203 111 214 23304 306S 25 38 10 75 17 38 21 Eldora Man Dies as Result of Heat ELDORA Kinncy 1VPA worker died Monday of what doctors said was a weak heart and the effects of the died wflic after loading sand at a pit west of here help him escape The unsuccessful dash for lib erty began when one of three outside men shot Hart as the guard walked along the top of a wall The man then threw a shot gun over the prison wall and ran with a companion to a nearby car Prison authorities said that as the shot was fired at the guard the three convicls inside shouted I lets go CunninRham then picked up Ihc sholsun and the three men started toward a point where a new prison wall under con struction They were halted by an elec trified fence outside the site of he construction work Unable to get past the fence Cunningham turned the shotgun on himself and fired a bullet into his head The waiting car fled toward Burlington il The 3336 jumpin population passing the 40000 mark places the county in a higher classification which means among other things higher salaries for county offi cials Salaries of the treasurer auditor and clerk will be imped to and that of the re corder from 52100 to 52300 STATE SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL GAINS DES MOINES unofficial census tabulations from 72 of Iowas 39 counties showed Tuesday that the state has made a net population gain there of 33 321 persons in the last 10 years The 72 counties tabulated in cluded some where official changes xvere made last week by the federal enumerators after re checking They gave that portion of the state a population of 1300070 as against 1866749 in 1930 Iowa had a total official popu lation of 2470939 in 1930 Major Measures for Jewish Problem in Rumania Are Taken BUCHAREST Rumania Major measures for solution ot the Jewish problem have been iaken by the council of ministers it was announced Tuesday A communique issued after a two hour meeting said that the council had agreed on the Jewish problem measures on mobiliza tion of both agricultural and in dustrial labor to speed up produc tion on providing a supply of fire wood for the people and on placino the foreign trade department un der the ministry of economy agreement for threefold attack an Britain was reported Tuesday Virginio Gayda xisually auth witative fascist editor The axis partners Gayda said re determined 1 To blockade the British Lslcs 2 To break Britains empire 3 To defeat her at home in imperial territories and at sea Each axis power has definitely assigned tasks for these goals Gayda editor ot II Giornale D Italia said Italys job he declared is to strike at the British at four places Attack Against Britain on land and harass British ship ping in the Atlantic Mediterran ean Hed Sea and Indian ocean and above all immobilize a large part of Britains seapowcr in the Mediterranean On land Gayda said Italy is assigned lo strike at Egypt from Cyrcnaica in Libya at the Brit ishEgyptian Sudan from East Africa at Kenya and at British Somahland Italian action against Sollum rapture of Kassala British fort in Moyalc and bombardment of Aden and Perim were indications or Italian initiative along these lines Gayda said IOWA CITY Dr O R Latham president of Iowa State Teachers college died in Univer sity hospital here at a m Tuesday pneumonia which had developed after he underwent an abdominal operation more than a week ago Hospital authorities reported Latham was never in good con dition after the operation and he suffered a marked setback late last week from which he never recovered Latham was born in Boone on April 13 1890 and was graduated from Boone high school in 1907 He received hisA B degree from the University of Iowa in 1911 his A ar in 1819 and his Ph D in He was married to Helen Fern Waldron of Iowa City on June 5 1913 and embarked on a teaching career He was superintendent ot schools o Coggon Pomeroy Ida Grove and Le Mars and assistanl superintendent of schools and di rector of research o the public schools in Duluth Minn before becoming a professor of education at Ohio university in 1924 He was director training there from 1926 to 1927 He had been president of Iowa State Teachers college since 1928 Funeral services will be held a 4 p m Thursday at Ihe chape on the Teachers college campus at Cedar Fails Brief addresses will be made by F C Ensign professor of educa tion at the University of Iowa W R Boyd chairman of the fi lance committee of the state board of education and a representative of the Iowa State Teachers faculty The widow his son Raymond a Harvard university student and n daughter Shirley Laurene IS a University of Chicago student vere with him here Other survivors include Its nother Mrs Mary Latham of 3oone and three sisters Mrs W H Morrison of Boone Miss Blanche Latham of Alhambra Cal and Mrs Conrad Kugler of Tem ple City Cal DR O U LATHAM Shouts of Willkie rleard at Democratic at Kansas City KANSAS CITY was a democratic rally Former Senator James A Reed vas introducing Maurice M Milli gan candidate for the party nom nation for U S senator Who he demanded in point lie de France Is Reported Seized by British Force LONDON British news agency quoted Japanese re ports from that the B 43500 ton France i Singapore Tuesday seized the French liner lie De The lie De France second larg est liner in the French merchant fleet left New York May 1 under Captain Herbert Fontaine Sh carried n capacity shipment of planes machinery and other wa supplies bound for Halifax N S for transshipment She WHS scheduled to go fron Halifax to Australia Villagers Who Took to Cellars Escape Without Injuries PORTSMOUTH Iff A tornado and cloudburst swept through this fanning community Monday night demolishing vir tually every building in the busi ness district injuring three ter sons seriously leaving a score or more with cuts and bruises and inflicting damage estimated at be Lwoen and to buildings crops and livestock The terrific wind storm cut a swath ten miles wide and miles lonjr damaging many farm buildings in the area kill ins many farm animals and much livestock and destroying virtually all farm crops Corn the principal crop was cut oft two to three inches from fiic ground and oats were mowed as effectively as with a reaper But few buildings in Ports mouths sixblock business dis trict were left standing without damage E A Schell cashier oC the bank said he believed the damage would reach to in the community The area the tornado struck extended roughly from Panama in northern Shelby county tn 1 ersia in eastern Harrison county Virtually every resident In the community who failed to take to cellars or places of safety when the storm struck was cut bruised or injured slightly in the winds onslaught vPpvlsmotith with a business district about 6 square blocks is on highway No 38 in the north Propose Charging Stratoliner Makes Record Trip in US NEW YORK transcon mental and western air Strato mer completed a maiden onestop light from California to New York Tuesday in 11 hours and 45 mnutes flying time a new record or transport airplanes The liner left Burbank Cal at p m CST Monday and ar at Kansas City at v m ST Tuesday n flight of six hours ind 37 minutes At Kansas City the liner took n 1300 gallons of gasoline and treated away for New York at 20 n m CST It landed here at a in CST a flight of five hours and eight minutes Total elapsed time for the flight was 12 hours and 13 mill to See Ruins Aid in Rebuilding PORTSMOUTH Rev H E Duren of Westphalia view ing the shaitercd wreckaee here Tuesday that he ton n be blocked off Sunday and sightseers charecd a dollar a car lo come in and look Such a scheme he said in con Terence with Mayor Pat Mona han and leadiner businessmen would net 520000 and help in rebuiJdinR he town He offered to buy the first five slickers himself Town officials were consider ing the idea is going to run the nation for the next eight years Willkie came several shouts rom the crowd Mason City stores wilf hove lots of EXTRAORDINARY VALUES during their great Summer Clearance Safe FRIDAY and SATURDAY JULY 1213 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Tues day nijhl and Wednesday scat tered thunrfershowcrs extreme northwest portion Wednesday afternoon or night not much changrc in temperature MINNESOTA Fair TucsiHy nijhl Wednesday partly cloudy scattered showers west portion in afleraoon or at night not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SB 58 78 86 59 hours and 45 minutes Capt Jack Zimmerman chief pilot of TWAs eastern division brought the liner in from Kansas City He said the second leg of the flight was made at an average al titude of 17000 feet and at a cruising speed of 240 miles an hour Among the 15 passengers aboard all of whom made the en tiic Ihght from the coast were a group of motion picture actors and actresses and film officials They included Tyrone Power Brenda Joyce Nancy Keily Paul ette Goddavcl Alexander Korda Barney Briskin and Herman Wob ber Harry Gerguson traveling as corner oC Shelby county about in miles west oC Harlan the countv Prince Michael was abroad Romanoff also Says Scandinavia Part of Germanic Union BERLIN Alfred Ro senberg unzi ideological leader told foreign journalists Tuesday that Nor way Denmark and considered part of the Germanic union of the North sea and the Baltic sec All Star Amer Natl 328 The storm struck wit I ht followed with a torrent of rain and much hail f Many of the villagers were forewarned sufficiently to lake to their cellars the injured were those who did not Among the injured were The family of August Von Terse h 9 members TWO chil dren had broken arms one had a broken leg and one was reported injured internally The family of M E Lciben liv ing near the Milwaukee tracks A Mrs Turner was blown out ot her bed and suffered internal injuries reports indicated Gene Peterson 33 root cut bv flying glass Mayor Pat Monahan leg injured and his was destroyed The home ot George McKeigan was levelled but early reports in dicated the family escaped Heavy tools from the Ports mouth garage were swirleri UiroiiBh he air like feathers anil tossed into the side of the home oC tolm Roscnthal The home of Tim White was blown lo bits but Ihc family according lo first reports escaped injury The sixblock square business district was left a mass wreck age according to Mrs N C Gray who was marooned at Portsmouth and managed to return Tuesday morning to her home at Blcncoe Airs Gray remained in her car for hours and while buffeted about by the storm was not in jured Destroyed she said were four oil station two grocery 3 meat market rate and tavern Iwo baibcr shoos two ;