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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1940, Mason City, Iowa MM LOW C NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OEPT of IOWA coup ocs u HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHWRS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY THIS COASTS gwo MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT SECTI6N ONE BRITAIN ITALY CLAIM SEA SUCCESS Jr iv beeks TOTAL ASKED IN THIS SESSION IS NOW 10 BILLION 19000 Planes Navy Expansion Tanks Guns Are Requested WASHINGTON JP P r e s i dent Roosevelt asked congress to authorize an additional 54843 171957 for defense Wednesday in a special message asserting that we will not use our arms In a war aggression we will not send our men to take part in Eu ropean wars Mr Roosevelts request brought to approximately the funds and con tract authorizations asked this session for land sea and air ar maments Previously the presi dent had asked and the con gress voted about 080 in the two categories Specifically Mr H o o s e v e 11 Wednesday requested S57 in a cash appropriation and 52686730000 of contract authori zations The latter would permit congress to appropriate later a like amount The principal lesson of the war up to the present time is that par tial defense is inadequate de fense Mr Roosevelt declared So great a sum means sacri fice So a program means aard participation of the whole country in the total defense of the country This na tion through sacrifice and work anfl unity proposes to remain free if if The president outlined the gov ernments immediate objectives as follows 1 To carry forward the naval expansion program designed to build up the navy to meet nny possible combination of hostile naval forces 2 To complete the total equip ment for a land force of approxi mately 1200000 men though of course this total of men would not be In the army in time of peace 3 To procure reserve stocks of tanks guns artillery am munition etc for another 800 000 men or a total of 2000000 men if a mobilization of such a force should become necessary 5 To provide for manufactur ing facilities public and private necessary to produce critical Items of equipment required for a land force of 2000000 men and to pro duce the ordnance items required for the aircraft program of the army and bombs armor bomb sights and ammuni tion 5 Procurement of 15 000 addi innnLr Pl3CS thc arnV 4000 for the navy complete with necessary spare engines arma SeeksJVearly 5 Billion More in Defense llZIPLANES merits and equipment the most modern JAPS DEMAND US APOLOGY Japanese Residents Hold Mass Meeting Protesting 16 Arrests SHANGHAI csl fienls of Shanghai at a mass meet ing Wednesday night demanded in a resolution that Col DeWitt Peck United States marine commander before an international gathering for insults offered to the Japanese The meeting attended by about 1000 was a high spot of antiAmerican agitation by bhanghai Japanese resulting from deention Sunday of Jb Japanese gendarmes arrested in the American defense area of the international settlement Murphy Pleads for More US Defense ST PAUL mo bilization in the United States and a period of compulsory mili tary training were advocated here Tuesday night by Lewis J Mtir ahy national commander of the Disabled A m e r i c a n Veteran speaking before a D A V meet ing Commiindcr Murphy decried the general publics apparent in difference to present inadequate defenses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British Italian fleets clash in Mediterranean admiralty says Italian war ships chased to shelter of shore defenses no British casualties R A F fighters score victory over nazi planes in fierce air battle above Brit ish Isles Italy claims Brit ish fleet driven off in sea fight admit 29 Italian sailors killed wounded Italian destroyer submarine sunk warship hit High command reports frequent air fights over English channel claims British lost 29 planes three iiaxi planes missing bombers attack ships muni tions works oil tanks VICHY France French totalitarian regime seeks for Frances defeat BUCHAREST Gen Ion Antonascu leader of Ru manias p r o n a z i iron guard arrested as King Carol II seeks to nip internal threats receives Hungarian leaders to discuss Hungarys claims on Ru mania fuehrer tells visitors Hungary mustnt upset Bal kan applecart now by trving to secure her rights T O K I O Foreign office spokesman expects Shanghai incident between U S ma rines a n d Japanese gen darmes to be settled by United States and Japanese authorities in Shanghai KNOXAPPRTVED BY SENATORS Selection of 2 G 0 Pj Men to Cabinet Causes Isolationist Outburst WASHINGTON sen ate late Wednesday confirmed Col Frank Knox 193B republican vice presidential candidate as secre tary of the navy in President Roosevelts national solidarity cabinet Knox was conrinned less than 24 hours after tho senate had ap proved Henry L Stimson another republican leader as secretary of of the two republi Selection cans to command key defence posts brought an outburst of criti cism from democratic and republi can isolationists Debate on thc two nominations lasted three days Jnly a few hours were devoted to Knoxs selection however Mrs Drinkwater Says j Husband Is Drunkard i SALEM Mass sielia Diinhuatcr filed n divorce suit against her husband Francis W claiming that he was addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor Thats right Mason City stores will offer lots of big values during their Summer Clearance Sale FRIDAY and SATURDAY of tins week To know what will be on sale nhcrc and the sale prices Clti an the Summer Clearance advertisements in thc GlobcGazetie SHOT DOWN IN HOGE ATTACKS ISO Airships Reported Involved in South England Channel Fights BULLETIN LONDON air minis try said eleven German planes were shot down during attacks on British shipyards and coasts Wednesday and many more Were believed severely dam aged LONDON German planes were reported shot down Tuesday afternoon In a great air battle over Englands southern coast and the English Channel in volving nearly 150 planes An air raid warden at a southeastern Enslish port said two formations of German raid ers each nearly 50 strong at tacked a convoy of small ships and he believed one ship was sunk 1 saw three bombers go down in less than two minutes as the British fighter pilots maneuvered to encircle the nazis he declared The warden was authority for the estimate of the forces Involved and German planes destroyed The warden said that in a colos sal divebombing assault the Ger mans enveloped the ships in a cloud of smoke Antiaircraft guns presumably on the ships or thc nearby coast helped the fighting planes break up the raid and smoke poured from several of the raiders as they retreated toward the French coast British accounts of another phase of the battle over land said more than 30 German bombers accompanied by Mes serschmiU fighting planes kept in close formation unlil swift British Spitfires split them up Then they released their bombs shakin buildings for miles in land and turned back toward France The government announced that a few persons1 had been Killed on the south toast of Brit ain when German bombers struck there Antiaircraft batteries went into action elsewhere along the coast as raiders made attacks which have become almost a daily rou tine Many casualties were report ed to have been caused in Wales by German bombs When our planes returned one witness said they did a sort of war dance in the sky cutting figure eights in apparent high glee at having put eight of the enemy to flight and accounted for at lonst two of them A total of nine German planes were shot down Tuesday the air ministry said adding one to its previous total Destroyers Go Through Straits French Assembly Votes Self Out of Existence 569 to 80 Shouted Defense of First District Demos Nominate Mrs Nabers for Congress Race IOWA CITY Zoe Nabers of Ft Madison Wednesday received as a present on her 50th birthday the nomination of demo cratic congressional representative from the first district The 232 delegates who attended the convention because nf I a 35 per cent majority of the votes collcaSUCi cast in the June primary election did not fall on any one candidate unanimously for Mrs Nabers after she had forged ahead on he fifth ballot and passed the necessary majority of 117 votes on the seventh DaJadier Aids Drama to Quick Proceedings VICHY France JP The French national assembly passed Wednesday night a bill giving the Petain government full powers to draft a new French constitution The vote was 569 to 80 There were 15 abstentions Thc two houses of parlia ment sitting as one body thus literally voted themselves out of existence They approved the Petain gov ernments plans to give France a government modeled after fascist Italy Members of parliament how ever will hold their jobs for sev eral months until the new con stitution is drafted but they will have little to do Vice Premier Pierre Laval who represented Marshal Henri Phil ippe Petain and read a message in which the aged marshal begged to be excused has agreed that the new constitution shall be pre sented to thc people for a refer endum i A dramatic shouted defense f former Premier Edouard Daladier and other absent lead ers by the elder statesman Edouard Herriot Wednesday in terrupted proceedings of the na tional assembly Boos and catcalls greeted the reading of a list of senators and deputies who had offered ex cuses for not attending the pro ceedings Herriot expremier and presi ii IHIIL pi US I dent of the chamber of deputies infuriated rushed to the speakers rostrum and shouted out a defense arn The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Wednesday night and Thursday local thundershcmers probable cooler Thursday and extreme northwest Wednesday night MINNESOTA Cloudy and cooler local showers south and central Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy cooler south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday nj Minimum Tuesday nicht At S a m Wednesday si At 3 p m Wednesday m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Maugh After Fleeing France LONDON by his escape from France in a small British coal boat Somerset Maugham British author was convalescing in seclusion Wednes day Maugham was one of 500 refugees who were in the coal boat for three weeks with little food President of Trinity College Sioux City Dies of Heart Attack SIOUX CITY Following several heart attacks suffered during the night thc Rev Joseph V Trunk 41 year old president of Trinity college here died early Wednesday morning in a hospital He was a Mariamst priest Father Trunk was born Sopt 24 189B in Brooklyn He taught school in the West Philadelphia high school before going to Fri bourg Switzerland where he at tended n seminary There he was ordained into thc priesthood in 1SI28 He held professorships of philosophy at the University of Dayton and at Trinity college here before his appointment to thc presidency of Trinity in 1938 Survivors include his father four brothers and four sisters IOWA MERCURY GOES UPWARD Cooler Temperatures Forecast Thursday With Local Showers DES MOINES tures may shoot upward to the 100 degree mark in western Iowa Wednesday the weather bureau said as the mercury averaged about seven degrees above nor mal throughout thc state The bureau forecast cooler weather Thursday however with local thunder showers expected The mercury stood at 85 de grees here at a m and tlic i bureau said DCS Moincs probably j vc a g icading HERRING PLANS HEADQUARTERS Vice Presidential Candidate to Announce Campaign Chief Later WASHINGTON e n a tor Herring Dlowa a candidate lor thc democratic vice presiden tial nomination said Wednesday he would open convention head quarters at Stevens hotel Chi British Version ENGLISH STATE Italian Version Struggle Is Star ted Over Vital Lines ITALIAN FLEET PLANES ROUTED The senator said he had not yet chosen a campaign manager but declared several democrats horn various parts of the country would be active in his behalf Among them he said were Former Assistant Attorney Gen eral Joseph Keenan Washington D C Ray Murphy New York in surance executive and former Iowa insurance commissioner and American Legion commander Justice Richard Mitchell of the Iowa supreme court George Key Oklahoma City Ray Files of Los Angeles formerly of Fort Dodge Mark McKee Detroit and Pasadena Governor David Scholtz of Florida and Frank Pol lick Pittsburgh business man Hening said lie would leave for Chicago Thursday night ROME battle of the struggle be tween Europes two greatest sea powers over empire begun and both Italy and Great Britain claim victory Wednesday after 48 hours of intermittent she If ire torpedoing and bomb ing Tile Italian high command pic tured one British naval force in the role of the attacker sup posedly intent upon raiding the central Mediterranean and attack ing by sea and air some import ant coast positions of ours The Italian score sheet note worthy in that it acknowledged greater Italian losses than claimed by the follows SCORED AGAINST BRITISH Hits which are believed to have sunk a battleship torpedoing and sinking ot a destroyer bombing which left some vessels seri ously damaged with fires visible aboard SCORED AGAINST ITALIANS Sinking of the Destroyer Zcf firo 1073 tons a hit on an un identified warship an an engage ment which killed 2g of the crew and injured 69 loss of a subma rine and four Italian planes one of which was forced down on Greek territory and three which failed to return to their base The theater of battle was the length of the Mediterranean which Italians like to call Marc sea There were three general zones of the righting which raged in the air undersea and on the surface Engagements centered in the eastern Mediterranean near the Greek Island of Crete in the central Mediterranean or Ionian sea off the instep of the Italian boot and in the western Medi terranean south of the Balearic islands and east of Gibraltar The last seems lo liave been purely a test British sea power versus Italian air power Thc eastern and central engage ments tested both the naval and aerial strength of the two bellig erents Thc Italians declared that the main British naval force was turned back Irom its apparent ob jective of raiding the central Mediterranean and thus the It alians claimed victory The British admiralty de clared however that the British came off unscathed and that the battle turned into a case of Italian ships it must be assumed the admiralty asserted that the Italian naval forces at least one heavy unit of which suffered damage have gained the shelter of their home FISHING CiTJB BELL A I RE Ohio Land Em Fishing club which was the Landon Fishing club before November 1936 has changed its name to the Willkie Fishing club Mayor W T Robertson a mem ber announced 19 Classes Called in Istanbul District ISTANBUL Turkey of 19 military classes in the Istan bul district who have not yet had compulsory military service were called to the colors Wednesday Men of the classes of 1302 lo 1920 those born in those years were included Declare Supremacy on Mediterranean Clinched as Result of Battle LONDON Britain laimed victory Wednesday in the tirst round of the BritishItalian Battle for supremacy in the Medi terranean The admiralty pictured the re sult as a rout of the Italian navy and announced that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham command erinchief of the British Medi terranean fleet had signaled that there were no casualties among the Britisli ships engaged Tuesday 3f The admiralty communique said that in the absence of information to the contrary it must be as sumed hat the Italian naval forces at least one heavy unit of which suffered damage have gained the shelter of their shore defenses The outcome according lo the British claim further clinched British supremacy in a sea which provides lifeline contacts for two belligerent and Italian The full British strength for batlle had been unleashed by British cancellation of tho French navy as potential a factor in Italys and Germanys power Each side declared Tuesday night that its forces were in pui suit of the enemy Thc earlier stages of the battle a clash of the Italian air arm with British forces in the air and on the sea were fought Monday in Ihe castcin Mediterranean It was not until Tuesday that the rival naval forces made bat tle contact Naval circles in London de clared the encounter demon strated that Italys best is nn match for our second besl They said that the Italian squad ron included two of Italys newest aest and biggest battleships the Vittoiio Veneto and the Littorio 30th 35000 tons and cadi mount ing nine 15inch guns 12 sixinch guns and antiaircraft weapons The Biilish version ot the main engagement was that Admiral Cunningham had made contact east of Malta with an Italian force consisting of two of Italys six battleships a number of 8inch and Ginch gun cruisers and some destroyers that thc Italians al most immediately had retired behind a smokescreen but only alter a British capital ship had scored n longrange hit on one of thc Italian battleships Thc Italian version published ncre under longueiiithechcek caplions said that the battle be gan at p m Tuesday south of the toe of the Italian boot and continued until 9 p m with nu merous bombing planes attacking British ships in successive waves with heavy caliber bombs the e British fleeing southward at tlio Highest reading reported in Iowa Tuesday was 96 degrees at Fort Dodge Tuesday nights low was fio degrees at Dccorali Skies were partly cloudy over most of the state Wednesday morning with 38 of an inch of rainfall at Atlantic and 04 of an inch at Burlington the only meas urable amounts of precipitation reported in the last 24 hours Woman Dies 9 Hurt When Home Lighting Plant Burns CEDAR RAPIDS per sons were burned one fatally in an explosion attributed to leak ing gasoline in a home lighting plant Tuesday night at the rcsi and Mrs Homer Toddvillc eight miles north of here The accident happened during Wacott home a party at thc She suffered first second and third degree burns over her entire body Mrs Walcott had gone to the basement to start the light plant A spark from the starter is be lieved to have ignited gasoline Fd Nolan of Cedar Kapids was severely burned when he tried to tear Mrs Walcotts burning clothes I from her bndy as he carried her Mrs Homer Walcott died Wedj upMaivs Other persons it thc noon m a local hospital i party were less scK hurt i 1 HUNGAR RUMANIA BULGARIA SOFIA ITALY MAY FIGHT DEFENSIVE WAR IN THESE AREAS OFFENSIVE WARFARE I LIKELY IH THESE 2ONES DODECANESE IS prl off the instep of the ;