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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME K isr uew 4 OEM of COM OSS MCUiiS ME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES fiVB CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 131940 THIS PAPKK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 240 BRITAIN ITALY EXCHANGE BLOWS Farley If F R Is NY DELEGATES STRONGLYBACK OF THIRD TERM Conservative Demos Can Stage Sitdown Strike or Bolt CHICAGO CUPJ and other antithird term demo crats Saturday had the alternative Democrats Working on Farm Plank Italian Bombs Smash British Column a sitdown strike or a bolt against the expected rciiomination President Roosevelt by the partys national convention con vening here Monday The sitdown seemed the likely course for some of these for there could be no doubt that the convention would rehomi nate the president it he will per mit it to In the absence of any word at all from the white house hut with two of the presi dents closest followers already here the delegates pourine into this convention city assumed that he would W The hotels were filling and every train brought in more the dem ocratic leadership and rank and file Tammany halls boss Chris topher D Sullivan arrived Fri day night announcing that Tam manys delegation was solid for the third term At noon Monday the convention convenes but not until Thursday when the nomi nating speeches will be in order will Mr Roosevelt have to de clare his nund It was possible iimselt be CHICAGO UR Democratic platform makers heard represen tatives of farmers Saturday Edward A ONeal president ot the American Farm Bureau federation was the chief witness at the second day of hearings by a resolutions committee which hopes 1 to present its work for convention approval Wednesday night ONeal has been active in for mulating administration agricul tural policies Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace is the Iowa member of the committee and there have been reports that he may urge an agricultural plank broad enough to permit govern ment fixing of farm prices if ec onomic developments resulting from the war interfere with the present crop programs The farm state vote is import ant Republicans express confi dence that the offyear special election results were indicative of DEAN PHILLlPSlBritish NAMED ACTING PRESIDENT OF I Succeeds Gilmore State Board Selects Permanent President This picture according lo the Italian official caption shows a British motorized column which was destroyed by Italian bombers on the eastern front of Libya a republican trend in the corn belt 1 w01K Wendell L Willkie But the demo crats were just as confident that they can retain their farm state votes which played a major parti in the 1932 and 1936 elections of Mr Roosevelt The foreign affairs plank has been expected to give the demo crats trouble but apparently there will be none because Presi dent Roosevelts last message to 1 Clad in Bathing buit and Man Found Shot to Death ou someinnig ciuae uu fore then but only Mr Roosevelt be written into tne platform Diary With Cryptic Notations Reveals Love Causing Tragedy LOS ANGELES bodies of a 22 year old former congress said that American arms Wisconsin schoolteacher clad in a would not be used in a war I white battlingsuit arid a 44 year aggression and American soldiers old railway mail clerk were found would not be sent to European 1 shot to death Friday night in an battlefields This language or I apartmentDetectives expected suicide Vice President Philip Murray urged a strong antiwar plank National Chairman James A thc witnesses atthe first perhaps Secretary of hearings including CIO Commerce Harry L Hopkins and J i Sen James F Byrnes S knew Hopkins and Byrnes came here in advance of the convention it was said as the emissaries of the president The draftRoose velt forces were being organized under their leadership Hopkins is said by highly placed demo crats to be the convention pipe line to the white house and Byrnes is said to be the floor manager for the third term Farley who is alsu postmaster general has decided not to boll if Mr Roosevelt is renominated lowan Admits Beating Divorced Wife Until She Was Badly Injured LAVAL HIGH IN NEW CABINET Franc to Be Anchored to Dollar Instead of English Pound Sterling GRENOBLE France IOWA CITY Chester A Phillips of the University of Iowa college of commerce has been named acting president of the university it w a s an nounced h e r e Saturday H e will succeed Eugene A Gil more who re tired as presi dent July 1 until the slate board of edu cation appoints perma 11 e n t president D e a ji Phil lips is at prcsDean Phillips ent at the University Indiana where he has been giving a series of lectures The university was notified of his acceptance Former President Gilmore left here Friday for Pittsburgh Pa where he will serve for one year as dean of the University of Pittsburgh college of law Fol lowing that he intends to return to the university law faculty here Miss Anna B Lawther chair ROME airplanes have split the British fleet into three parts and are driving it east ward under the blasts of bombs from massed squadrons an official communique said Saturday One battleship and two cruisers at least had been struck rcpeat edlv it was asserted An enemy naval formation was sighted and constantly bat tered by our aviation durine the entire day of Juty 11 the com munique said It divided dur inir he night into three groups all of which proceeded eastward at different speeds Through active exploration by naval aviation contact was rees tablished early Friday morning when the three groups were fiercely pursued and bombed by the entire formation of Italian aviation coming from bases in southern Italy Libya and the east ern Mediterranean Results sovfar ascertained abou this action show that at least two LAND SEA AIR FORCES BATTLE IN WIDE AREAS cruisers and one battleship were certainly repeatedly hit It was admitted that one Italian destroyer had been sunk after a Fight for Control of Mediterranean and Supremacy in Africa BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Italian high command claimed notable successes as Brit ain and Italy lashed at each other on land sea and in the air Sat urday in their fight for control the Mediterranean and supremacy in Africa A naval eneament that started in the Mediterranean five days aeo still is going on the Italian command said with Italys bombers pcpperinff Brit ish ships with bombs They scored hits on a battleship and two cruisers Friday said the communique Italian forces which since Wod esday have been besieging Mo ale British fortified post on the tcnyaEthiopian frontier h a v e aken a village near the town the though he opposes the third term There is a scattering of other party leaders here and in Wash ington as much opposed as he Sen Harry F Byrd Va Sen Car m ter Class Va Sen Ellison D Smith S Car V But it is not likely that they bolt or that any thirdterm party will emerge from a rump convention Some of them may adopt the sitdown technique which would be to eo home and say nothing until election day if W Regardless of Jlr Roosevelts decision two names in addition to his own will be put in nomination of Farley and of Vice President John Nance Garner whose supporters hope to get 100 of the 1094 votes on the first and only ballot If Mr Roosevelt does not declare himself definitely be fore nominating day Senator Bur ton K Wheeler will permit his name to be offered By instruction definite or im plied more than 700 delegates al ready are lined up for Mr Roose velts renomination and ques that he will take the job merely is how it shall be brought about and whether it can be made unanimous The consen sus here is that it will not be possible to obtain a unanimous renomination but that the conven tion will vote it by a tremendous plurality Frank C Walker of New York 1932 national committee treasurer onetime director of the defunct national emergency council and a close friend of Mr Roosevelt is being talked as Farleys probable successors us committee chairman Farley said he had not dis cussed having Senator Glass make his nominating speech but intimated it might be made by Raymond Pat Fisher who in 1928 succeeded him as party chairman in RocVland county N Y where the genial Jim got his political start Farley is taking his demotion from high political command good humor The process began more than two years ago and for many months he has not been in Mr Koosevclts political confi dencc If he would continue a national committee chairman then is Email doubt that all conccrnei WOUId like to havo him inh IOWA WEATHER LIKE EARLY FALL Mercury Dips to 45 in Mason City with Fair Warmer Forecast DES MOINES IP lowans felt the exhilaration of an early fail morning in midsummer as many points in the eastern half of the state reported temperature readings in the forties early Sat urday Cedar Rapids Marshalltown Mason City and Decorali had a low of 43 Saturday morning Ten of the 27 stations reporting to the United States weather bureau here had readings below 50 de grees Esthervillc and Fort Dodge were the only points in the west ern half of the state reporting a low under 50 however and thc state forecast was fair and warmer tonight and Sunday Fridays high reading in the state was 79 degrees at Burlington The temperature in Des Moine was 67 at 9 oclock Saturday morning following a low of 5 during the night The weather bureau said tern peratures over the state thi morning averaged 12 degrees be The victims said police lieu tenants Gene Bechtel and S R Lopez were Gertrude Herttine redhaired visitor here from Wamvatosa Wis tor graduate study in social service work at 3 university and Arthur Slater former high school agriculture teacher A diary Detective C H Schu I machev reported finding in Sla ters pocket told a story of his I love for the girl Its cryptic no tations included June Ger trude She loves me November I marriage June ovc Gertrude owntown Hell June love June Gertrude setter The girls name first was men ioned Feb when an entry read Visited Gertrude O K Drove along beaches Last inscription was Thursday and hot Bodies of the pair were founc by Mrs Margaret Sharpmana gev ot the apartment house Mis DES MOINES Dale Marshal Henri Philippe Petain 841 man of the board in its search for Stewart 33 Saturday admitted he year old chief of state of France a new president stated in an in beat his divorced wife Helen 30 under the nevv IascisWike until she WES crrucally injured ment made Premier Pierre and ton abandonedherma parld British bombardment The crew was saved it was said Two British airplanes were shot down in an air battle over Malta the communique said Asserting that Italian troops had captured the British frontier post of Moyale in East Africa the communique said that the British counter attacks had been repulsed Four British pursuit planes wer shot down in air battles in Ui same region it was added Detectives R E OBrien and Louis Volz said Mrs Stewart in a critical con dition at a hospital staggered on to a porch of a house in southwest Des Moines Thursday night ner head covered with blood The detectives said Stewart who was taken into custody short ly after his former wife was found related I just lost my in argument and her I hit governmet intended to tie icr three times over the head with tho ranc Definitely with the dol a jagged rock The beating the officers relat ed took place in Waterworks park temper during hit n event that anything happens to him pending enactment of a new constitution If anything happens to Laval he ordered a second heir should be named by the council of mini sters It was reported unofficially that the government had decided to value the franc at 4330 irancs to the dollar about 23 cents a franc Berlin reported that the head were rnore southwest downtown of the Des Moines business district Central America Will Reject Request Made by German Minister lar instead of the British pound sterling A special decree placed ports between thc mouth of the Seine and Bidassoa especially Nantes Bordeaux and Rouen and ports on the Mediterranean including North Africa under thc admira the French fleet Petain ordered that the nation al holiday Sunday commemorat ing the fall of the bastille in the French revolution of 1789 should be observed in mourning medi tation Ceremonies are to be held a concerned at the present in decid ing on a permanent executive Moreover she said thc office has functioned in previous years when the president was away on vacation Phillips came to the University of Iowa in 1020 serving for one ear as a professor in the com nerce college before assuming the eanship in 1921 Born at Scipio Ind on July 17 882 he received his B A degree rom Central college Ind in 1904 and his B A M A and Pll D degrees from Yale university Phillips began his educational lalian command said That Britain was getting in her icks too was acknowledged by he Italian command in the an louncemcnt that an Italian de stroyer had been lost by enemy Bombardment The German high command meantime said its sea war on Britain had been marked by the capture of a number of mer chantmen with valuable car goes and the sinking of more tons of enemy cargo space if if Jf In the topsyturvy Balkans a majordevelopment was the re and nrore tothfc axis would withdraw from tho Balkan entente unless Turkey turns out her officials who engineered an alliance with Britain and France The new Rumanian totalitarian and hat most of them had fled to I regime went ahead with its work Egyptian ports after disastrous en1 of shaping the country to Rome and A British airplane attack on Chisimaio Jigjiga and Massawa pulsed without it was as serted and two British bombers were shot down Newspapers said that the Brit ish had concentrated more than 100 warships in the Mediterranean career as principal of Weston O ligh school from 1904 to 1905 He served as an instructor of econo mics at Yale from 1909 to 1910 and in the same position at Dart mouth from 1911 to 1313 He was an assistant professor at Dart mouth from 1913 to 1D18 counters with Italian ships lanes Italian flyers were re jorted to be still harassing them The British Mediterranean leet is isolated and England no onger can receive supplies from he Balkans and the near east Vir jinio Gayda wrote in the Giornale Dltnlia Italy also lias cut oft communications between England and various parts of her empire which transited through the Med shortest and sur est route low normal The record in Des Moines Henting apparently bad just re urncd from a beach outing She was shot through the heart as she sat on a divan Sla ter was lyiiic on thc floor a bul let through his temple A re volver lay near his outstretched hand A third slue had ripped into the wall Officers said the deaths apparently occured Fri day afternoon Mrs Sharp said Miss Hertting described herself as a graduate of a Wisconsin normal school anc a teacher for 18 months who had SAN JOSE Costa Rica Reliable sources said Saturday that the five central American countries would reject the recent schools and in signal of the new note of observation by Dr Otto I turn toward conservatism men Reinebeck German minister re lucsting that thc forthcoming Javana conference of American for this date is o2 degrees Skies were clear over Iowa Sat urday No precipitation was re ported in the state during the past 24 hours come work here for further college She added that the gir old had introduced Slater as an friend of my family and women were invited to at tend religious ceremonies Petain now nominally in die action tatorial control of the government orcign ministers take no directed against Germany announced liis ministers I nday These sources added that the renight In the cabinet there are ection would be sent in message 1 dominant Laval orrn vice premier Gen Maxims wey Central American foreign mingand defense and Adrien Mar stries were in consultation interior day on thc terms of the reply 54 Canoeists Start Trip Down Mississippi BEMIDJl Minn cur canoeists including Indian guides truck drivers and one lousewife Friday started a 450 mile derby down the Mississippi to Minneapolis The 27 teams first will paddle through several lakes to enter the Missis sippi near Grand Rapids They then will race down the river to Minneapolis arriving in time to nelp open the Aquatennial cele bration next Saturday I Contracts for 2 Iowa Service Tunnels Let DES MOINES of contracts for two service tun nels at state institutions was an nounced by the Iowa board of con trol The Anderson Construction company of Council Bluffs ceived thc contract re to Bangs Fist on Table in Willkie Argument Suffers Broken Bone FALLS CITY Nebr Williams is Falls Citys first 1940 campaign casualty During n heated argument con cerning Wendell L Willkie Wil liams banged his fist on a table nit thc edge He shattered a hand bone and a physician said he would wear splints for three weeks build a 1027foot tunnel at the state hospital for insane at Clarin da Paul B Rcis of Des Moines was given a contract to con struct a tunnel 507 feet long at the state hospital for insane at Mount Pleasant GOOD SHOWING OF OIL FALLS CITY Nebr ficials announced Saturday a good showing of oil was found in a core taken from thc Hunton formation at the KeimWorkman well near here Workmen began immediately to cement the well JACOBS 1 UP AT HALF WAY MARK SPORTS BULLETINS CEDAR RAPIDS acobs playing far below his nor lal pace held a oneup advantage ver Bill Cordingley of Des loines at the halfway mark of icir 36 hole engagement for the late amateur golf championship ere Saturday if if CINCINNATI Cincin nati Reds made it two straight in heir current crucial series for he National league lead by nosing out the Brooklyn Dodgers 7 to 6 n the first game of a double leader Saturday in spite of Dodger fourrun ninth inning rally Chiang States China Best Qualified to Be Stabilizer for East CHUNGKING Chin a Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek the Chinese leader addressing thc closing session of a government party convention said that if any stabilizing power were needed in the far cast equivalent to that exercised by the United Stales in Berlin wishes One of the new antisemitic decrees took wives ot Jews out of government positions thousands of farm workers and industrial technicians were de leave the army and return to productive civilian Jobs The pattern of German air at tack on Britain intensive bombing raids and an attempted starvation the world wondering when 1 h e real onslaught will come but only Adolf Hitler knows the answer and lie is not telling1 However Louis F Lochner Associated Press bureau chief in Berlin pointed out that thc blitz krieg against Britain would come only when Hitler has convinced himself that the ground is thor oughly prepared Raids on England Scotland and Wales again Friday and Friday night the sixth successive clay OL heavy assault cost the Germans 11 bombers the British said and killed at least 10 civilians No full tatement of casualties and dam he American hemisphere China was best qualified to act Praising I the American rearmament pro1 gram he said that it would not j only guarantee the security of the United weight States but would give throughout the world to United States views PIERRE LAVAL premier Fish Buyer Kills 3 Game Wardens and Self WATERVILLE Minn Three game wardens and a fish buyer lay dead in this little south ern Minnesota town Saturday vic tim of a triple slaying and a sui cide which resulted officers be lieved from illegal sale of bull heads The wardens were shot to death Friday as they questioned Bryant Baumgartner 60 as to whether he had a license to ouy and ship bull heads to Iowa as he was reported to have been doing Immediately after thc tripleslaying Baumgan tumed his 12gaugc shotgun on Three murders and a suicide was the terse verdict of Dr J J Kolars Lc Sueur county acting coroner The victim1 besides Baumgart ner were D M Brady Windom A M Holt Worthington and Mar cus Whipps Kasota They were killed by blasts from a shotgun after they had called Baumgartner from his house for questioning Baumgartner a resident of this vicinity almost all his life entered the fish business about 13 years ago His neighbors regarded him as a quiet honest mm who minded his own business His widow and a 25 year old jon Mirvivc Mount Yuzan Erupts Violently 50 Are Killed and 50 Missing TOKIO Yuzan on the island of Miyakc quiet since 1874 was in violent eruption Sat urday and the sea floor of the island was belching flames at sev eral points The correspondent of the news paper Asahi reported that 50 were killed and 50 others were missing n the village of Kamitsuki on the sland which is 110 miles south o Tokio and 30 miles east of the mainland Residents of the village of Ka mitsuki sought refuge at the near by island of Izu The correspondent described th The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and warmer Sat urday night and Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scattered showers Saturday night or Sunday in northwest portion and in northeast portion Sunday warmer Saturday night warmer Sunday except extreme northwest age was given however British flyers hit back Avith bomb and machinegun attacks an the French coast airdromes in the Netherlands and objec tives in Germany itself if if Great Britain apparently was hopeful of placating Japan by compromising the Japanese de mand that thc Burma road to China be closed Reliable persons in Tokio said ic British had agreed to permit lipment of no more war supplies vcr the road but would con HIC to allow foodstuffs In Lon on it was said that the British offer lo close the road for months pending a settlement vith Japan IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics Maximum Friday f Minimum Friday night S At 8 a m Saturday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 9G5 Minimum 69 island one of a string of seven a a sea of flames The hot lav pouring into thc sea thc flames shooting out from the sea floor and thc heavy clouds ot black smoke over the island created a frighten ing scene he said WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for thc perio July 15 to 20 For thc upper Mississippi val ley Shower period at begin nin and about middle ot week warm er at beginning becoming coole Minnesota about Monday an elsewhere about Tuesday warme middle of week Tcmpcratur will average bclounormal pro cipitation about normal 2 Villagers Armed With Pitchfork Toy Pistol Catch Nazis SOMEWHERE 1NT SOUTHERN ENGLAND villagers armed with a hayfork and a toy pistol were credited Saturday with capturing the crew of a Ger man bomber The village innkeeper and a house painter saw the bomber crash in a field Friday night near where they stood They found one ot the crew men dead and thc other four in jured The innkeeper substituted one of thc Germans revolvers for the toy pistol he carried and held the injured men at gunpoint until a passing motorist obtained mili tary assistance ;