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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa 12 1940 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ex H win A AS T of o I n E s THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS AU NORTH IOWANS NH6HIORS Miff v JMMMMMMMMMjMmr ffg HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS F1IU r IVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 12 1940 THIS PAFEK CONSISTS OF TOO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 239 10 PLANES DOWNED OVER ENGLAND Q Hears Short Stress Neutrality KEYNOTER HITS NAME CALLING BY DEMOCRATS U S Must Bind Wounds When War in Europe Is Ended By GEORGE S MILLS DES MOINES man Dewey Short of Missouri Friday told the Iowa republican state convention that this country shouldremain neutral so as to be m position to bind up the worlds wounds when peace comes In a militant yet rollicking key note address Short the only GOP congressman on the Missouri delegation said never cast my vote to send our boys to fight for de mocracy In Europe where de mocracy already is dead God help us never to raise up an other Hitler here for the pur pose of getting lit of one 5000 miles away Short scored democratic admin istration members for bad judg ment in calling somebody strong er than themselves dirty names until we get a good gun in our hands The Missourian kept the 2500 delegates and other republicans in constant laughter and applause over his sallies at the new deal Bepublican backsliders were responsible for the election of the new deal he said adding we all sinand go astray at times firstling the rcw deal did in 1933was to closeJall the banks and open all the saloons He continued Everybody went on a spending spree and they are still there The speaker cliided the Roose velt administration for its anti horse and buggy politics No one would want lo abol ish the 10 commandments just because they were written a lone time ago by Moses he de clared Two and two make four just as they did in Archi medes time Times can change but the truHnnever chances and you should not want lo destroy the framework of our govern ment to accomplish progress The keynoter pointed out that no government can give the peo ple anything that it does not take from them people are beginning to realize that lie added and thats Wendell Willkieis going to be elected president this fall Short absolved the democrats from present national politics The new dealers caughl the democrats in swimming and ran off with their pants he said Short dovetailed the agricul tural problem with the need for increased industrial activity Ten million men restored lo jobs and decent wages will enable the farmer to get decent prices for Ins products lie declared The resolutions committee meanwhile approved a proposed slate of principles condemning 4The involvement of the United States in 2 The manner in which re ciprocal trade agreements have been put into effect without con gressional approval dictatorships including a third termfor any president 4 Teaching of unAmerican principles in our schools The committee headed by S Rate publisher of he Ames Tribune recommended pulling the convention on record as favoring adequate legislation which will guarantee the farm er cost of production plus a rea sonable profit A section devoted to state issues asked t National decentralization of relief 2 Senatorial rodislrictions of the state upon an equitable basis 3 Furtherance of reciprocal agreements with other slates in regard to the regulation of truck traffic 4 No boost in the present state gasoline tax of 3 cents a gallon 5 of gasoline or motor vehicle revenues to any other purpose than road improve ment Kepler Boynton Nominated for Judges at Republican Session Held in Osage Forest Cityan Wins on 32nd Ballot in 3 Cornered Contest By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE Judge M H Kepler Northwood and Tom Boynton Forest City were nominated by the delegates at the 12th judicial district convention at the court house at Osage Thursday after noon as the choice of the repub lican party Judge Kepler was nominated to succeed himself by acclamation Boynton was nominated on the 32nd ballot to succeed Judge M F Edwards Parkersburg who is re tiring The vote on the 31st ballot was G3 for Boynton 44 for W P But ler Mason City and 33 lor Bur ton E Sweet Waverly The Cerro Gordo county delegation recessed and polled its delegates who pre viously held solidly casting 40 votes for Butler on each of the 31 ballots On the 32nd ballot the Cerro Gordo county delegates split their vote between Sweet and Boynton The vote by counties on the 32nd ballot was as follows Sweet Butler Bovntou Bremer 17 Butler 15 Cerro Gordo 20 20 Floyd 2 is Hancock 13 Mitchell 1 12 Wimiebago 12 Worth 28 TOM BOYNTON Total 53 83 Voting was identical on the first two ballots as follows Ere me r Butler Cerro Gordo Floyd Hancock Mitchell Winnebafo Worth Total Sweet Butler Boynlon 15 47 fi 11 R 12 i JUDGE M H KEPLER UL ujn JUUIC1S1 CUSUlCt On the third ballot the Butler J1 convention that we deeply ap county delegation gave 15 votes to W C Shepard of Allison arid Floyd county gave five votes to each of the four candidates giving Shepard a total of 20 Sweet 31 Butler 49 and Bovnton 40 votes On the 13th ballot following a recess Butler county with drew its support from Shepard and voted again for Sweet Shepards name then dropped from the votins He had stated three weeks ago that he was not a candidate Following t h c nominations Chairman Frank Scnncff Britt introduced Judge Edwards who is retiring from the bench at the end of this term He was loudly applauded by lie delegates who stood as he rose to speak Judge Edwards thanked the members the bar and litigants who had appeared before his bench in the last 28 years for the kind treatment accorded him Judge Kepler also spoke briefly expressing his appreciation to the delegates He paid tribute to the character Ed wards and ability of Judge plough Mason City William Sal isbury Waverly nnd Thompson The one resolution proposed and adpotcd was as follows Be it resolved by the republi cans of the 121U judicial district predate the able and honorable service of our beloved judge M F Edwards who hasserved the district for many jcars that we congratulate him upon his record and tender him our deep appre ciation for what he lias done Jor those who have come before him during the time of his long service We tender our best wishes his continued good health and happi ness SET SHOW RATES CHICAGO B II Hcieie announced Friday the ditcs for the 1940 International Live stock exposition in Chicago would be Nov 30 to Dec 7 Mr Boynton in addressing tlin assembly asserted that he knew his own HmiUlirms The I2th judicial district never lias hart a poor judec he said I shall endeavor to fit myself to live up to that record Following the announcement of Mr Bojntons nomination on the 32nd ballot Mr Butler addressed the convention thanking the dele gates and pledging his support to Mr Boynton A member of the Bremer coun ty delegation then moved that the nomination be made unanimous which was carried i The meeting was called to order by Hurt J Thompson Forest City chairman of the district judicial central committee L A Moc Ma son City was elected secretary of the convention Tellers assisting lum were Edward R Boyle Clear Lake and Mrs Elmer Hass ot Hancock county Following the election of Frank Scnncff as permanent chairman Thompson moved the nomination of Judge Kepler to succeed fclf The motion carried by ac clamation V Finn business ot trie convention was the report of tlic resolutions committee composed of R F y Boy 2 Foils 18 feet and Laughs WATERLOO F A Durgiii Friday wondered whether her 28 month old son Frank was preparing for a career as a para chute jumper Thursday Frank pushed the screen from an up stairs bathroom window and fell 18 feet to the kitchen steps and walk When the mother rushed out Frank had picked himself up and was laughing He was unhurt except for two slight bruises Bastille Day Will Be Day of Mourning GRENOBLE diiy Frances national holiday anni versary of the revolutionary storming of the Bastille prison will be marked Sunday as n day or national mourning Religious services will be held through France to honor the nations war dead while special ceremonies will be siven for school children who will be instructed in the new aim of the regime of Prcmicr Marslial Henri Philippe Petoin REPORTBYRNES AND HOPKINS IN DRAFT FR ACT Arrive in Chicago as Reported Connecting Link to White House CHICAGO Senator James Byrnes D S Car and Secre tary of Commerce Harry Hopkins were said Friday by highly placed democrats to have taken over con trol here of the movement to draft President Roosevelt for a third term Both arrived Friday from Washington Hopkins established in he Blackstone Hotel will be the con necting link between the con vention and Hie white house the United Press was informed Byrnes at the Stevens hotel a block down the street will be head man of the third term at the convention hall It was understood that Hopkins Byrnes brought word to Chica go that Mr Roosevelt would say nothing about a third terrm until the nomination had been offered him by action the democratic national convention which will convene here Monday Strategy now is understood by highly placed democrats to be directed toward avoiding the appearance of a convention directed by tele phone from the white house Roosevelt Not to Go to Chicago WASHINGTON Presiden Roosevelt rannounced definitely Friday that he would not go to Chicago to attend the democratic national convention but continued his secrecy as to his intentions on the third term Mr Roosevelt maintaining the greatest riddle in American poli tical history gave ho clue as to whether ho intends to submit to the draft movement which is as suming overwhelming propor tions as delegates gather at Chi cago He would not tell press con ference questioners whether he contemplates any message to the convention or lo his political lieutenants who are organizing preconvcntion strategy at Chi cago Declaring that regardless of politics and conventions lie still is president of the United States and business must go on as usual Mr Roosevelt said his only plans are for a brief cniise down the Poto mac Saturday and Sunday ana a trip a week from Sunday to his Hyde Park home Mr Roosevelt met nearly 200 correspondents at a press confer ence which offered him his next to last opportunity lo announce his intentions through that medium before nominating speeches begh He studiously maintained an atti tudc of detachment from politics TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday nislH and Saturday not so cool Friday nigM northwest and northcen tra portions warmer Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday nifht and Saturday not so coo Friday night warmer Saturday questions which might have led him into a disclosure of his po litical plans weather GlobeGazette tics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday nirhl At R a m Friday YEAR AGO Minimum oped the convention immediately asked whether he would go to Chicago by airplane or train ignoring the presidents declaration that lie would stay away from the convention The president replied some what sharply that the question ers seemed to doubt his veracity adding that he had just said definitely that he would not go to Chicago CONSIDERS TRAINING FOK NATIONAL GUARD President Roosevelt said that he is considering calling up the na tional guard for intensive training in a new step to strengthen the reserve defenses of the United States He revealed the possibility at a press conference attended by his new secretary of war Henry L Siimson H planned an immediate taik with Stimson on the possibility of mobilizing the guard for training The president revealed no de tails of the possible plan except to admit that it one ot sev eral possibilities which he was up wiili Stimson War Is Give Take Accordingto German upper picture shows Umace done to a French airport by German bombers The lower picture the sources relate Li British bombers did German town Air raids on both Britain and Germany have become an al most daily event Cerro Gordo Supports Reed and Rankin for Nominations 4th District Fails to Make Indorsements for Ticket Vacancies By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE DES In a surprise move delegates of the fourth dis trict failed to take any action on supporting candidates for the nominations of attorney general and commerce commissioner at the district caucus held Friday morn ing in the Hotel Savery Des Moines preceding the opening of the state republican convention Although the district delegates refused to support candidates for the two positions the Cerro Gorcio county delegation went on record following the district caucus to back Carl Reed of Cresco for com merce commissioner and John Rankin of Keokuk for attorney general Shannon Cbarlton of Manches and used banter to shunt aside ter was reelected fourth district chairman during the district cau cus and Winnifred Young of Ar lington was named district chair The only concrete fact deveU woman ed was that he would not go to Leon S Barnes Northwood pub ic convention A corresoondent lsher was selected to represent on the resolutions committee Wesley Henke of Charles City was named to repre sent the district on the committee to nominate presidential electors In the CCITO Gordo county cau cus E W Clark of Mason City was named to represent the dele gation in the voting Coon Rapids girl to fill the com mitteewoman vacancy caused b the retirement of Mrs A D Wies of Manning Miss Rogers dcfeatec Mrs Tjode Steinmeiz of Buffali Center for the post G Rid er Fort Dodge Phyl lis Rogers Coon Rapids Siggau Dcni m J Shaw Poca hontas Hutchison Algona Permanent J F Webb Webster City Presidential w Smith Emmetsburg Presidential elector at large nominating committee Tjode Steinmetz Buffalo Center Mazis Claim Merchant Ships Sunk BERLIN uR Germanys icrial offensive against Great Britain was reported officially Triday to have blasted arms fac ories airports and iltiding Plymouth and Portsmouth to have boosted enemy shipping losses to 4329213 tons Five merchant ships totalling 30000 tons were sunk in the Eug ish channel and nine others dam aged in Thursdays attacks the ligh command said in reporting on the siege and blockading of the British Isles But in addition the commu nique reported the German bombing planes struck at vital objectives at the great channel Port of Plymouth at Ports mouth Lowestofl and Burton onTrent BiirtpiionTrent an t n d u s Irial city famous for its brewing of ale is in the heart oC England 11 miles southwest Derby Nazis claimed that their air and Uboat blockade of the British Isles was proving as effective as the constant attacks on military objectives by German airplanes From the beginning of the war until July German forces sank a total of 4323213 tons of enemy merchant shipping or merchant shipping useful to the cnemj the hish command said Ships sunk include 1920439 tans sunk by torpedoes ami mines 1362461 tons sunk ny surface craft or other naval forces 1016331 tons sunk by the air force in addition lo more than 300 ships severely damaged by the air force The high command said German planes Thursday bombed air ports harborworks and arms fac tories in south and central The German pilots also reported they Had bombed ships off the east coast of England and made attacks on the harbors of of the most important British har bors on the of Lowcstoft northeast of London on the east coast The communique also said that factories were bombed at Ports mouth and BurtononTrcnt taking 1VIG CATCHES FIRE HOLLYWOOD c t r c s s n Lupino narrowly Following are oilier caucus selections FOURTH DISTRICT J Klingbcil Credentials Postvillc EKvood Cresco Permanent George Parker Independence Presidential electors C A Benson Elkadcr THIRD DISTRICT B Gilbert State Center L Mac Banks M on lour A Brown Aplington Resolutions Charles Rogers Grundy Center Stautfacher El dora Permanent E Weichman Newhall Presidential el ec I o r s Burr Lichty Waterloo TURKS FRIENDS TO SEEK PEACE Premier Believes Neighbors Have No Aggressive Intent ISTANBUL will keep faith with her friends and seek lo maintain peace with her neighbors in belief that they seek peace with Turkey Premier Rcfik Saydam declared Friday The premiers speech to the na tional assembly had been awaited with special interest because of reports that soviet Russia miRht make demands on Turkey in NELSON ACTING HEADOFISTG Dean of Teachers Faculty Appointed by Board of Education CEDAR FALLS M J Nelson dean of the faculty of Iowa Stale Teachers college lias been appointed acting president by the Iowa state board of educa tion it was announced here Fri day Dr Nelson lias been n member of Ilie faculty of Teachers col lege the last 15 years coming here in 1924 ns a professor in the department of education The appointment was made by members of the board here Thurs day for the funeral of the late Dr O JR Latham who has been president since 192B At impressive rites in college chapel touching tributes were paid to President Latham by Prof S A Lynch of the Iowa State Teachers faculty Eugene Bovee speaking for students and recent graduates Dr Ernest Horn of the University of Iowa faculty and R Boyd chairman of the finance committee of the state board of education The Rev G E Knoff I director of religious activities on c campus was in charge NEW INTENSITY REPORTED ONE BOMB KILLS 10 Wave After Wave of British Bombers Blast Objectives in Germany BULLETIN LONDON ahminis try communique said In all Fri day ten enemy bombers have been destroyed LONDON R A F at tackers matching their German foemen raid for raid and with de forces levying an unre lenting toll on planes attacking the British Isles the air war of west ern Europe reached a new peak of intensity Friday The days first casually report came from northeast Scotland where it was said one bomb killed 10 persons and injured many oth ers The plane which dropped it was shot down and the crew per ished in flames On the basis of official and unof ficial reports the tabulation of German planes shot down Friday n defense of the British Isles and British shipping stood in miciafl nnoon as follows Scotland one bomber East coast four bombers South coast one bomber Southwest coast two planes of unspecified type Wave after wave of British bombers blasted military objec tives deep in Germany Thursday niglit Three British planes failed to return but the air ministry bal anced this loss by announcing that fighter commands of the British defense had confirmed the loss of another German plane in Thurs days action over England thus bringing Thursdays total of man planes destroyed to 23 The defenders oC the Brit Isles started a new tabulation German losses Friday with an air ministry announcement that four Nazis Hear Rumors Churchill Is Hurt BERLIN German wireless Friday broadcast a dis patch from Stockholm saying that rumors current in London that Prime minister Winston Churchill been injured in a German bombing raid on Britain Churchill was inspecting coastal defenses in South England when German airplanes dropped bombs the dispatch said quoting the Stockholm Tidningcn German bombers were blasted into the sea off the cast coast Fri day morning The four planes caught by the gunsights of pursuit planes were among 12 planes in a new attack on shipping German planes trussed the southwest coast in the early morninjj light but quicklv intercepted by a British fighlrr Bursts of Eunfirc from the fighter were follnucd imme diately by the dropping of six bombs within less than a half roinute Three houses ot a southwestern coastal town were demolished and others were damaged One bomb struck a childrens playground Tiie daily raids have been tak ing a sharply increased toll in civ ilian casualties but actual figures on the dead have been cloaked by such official phrases as several dead or a few fatalities eluding a proposal for a share in control nnd defense of the vital Dardanelles strait Moscow dis patches officially denied that any ultimatum had been delivered to Turltey Turkey will be faithful to her friends the premier said We have no aggressive intentions against our neighbors and we do not believe that these countries Iiolct aggressive intentions Turkey In the present situation in the near east and in southeastern Eu rope the premier 5aid he did not sec any immediate danger lor Turkey He warned however that Tur key will refuse to be swayed by propaganda Turkeys atlcntion lip aI the iii frnntini d Kunm jeen con ell as on result of in sonic George VI himself nar rowly escaped death or injury Thursday it was disclosed late Thursday niglit when a place he had visited in an inspection tour in southern England was bombed heaviiy just a few minutes after be left For reasons of security1 I lie government did not give further details DR M J NKLSON president 52 Persons Killed by Typhoon in Korea 100 Bridges Destroyed TOKIO persons were killed 100 injured and thou sands made homeless Friday by a typhoon which struck Keijo Cho sen Soldiers were called out for pa trol duty and to assist refugees I ami prevent looting I Reports siiid that 100 bridges I were dcmolishcd by tic storm Most of the deaths were caused i by falling houses Heavy winris ind in the ty phoon area adding to the suffcV 1 ing of Hit homeless ;