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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST liCU AftT OEPT OF tOWA COUP DCS MotNtS 14 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHMtt HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS VUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 151940 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 241 F R BANDWAGON STARTS ROLLING BRITAIN MOVES CHILDREN FROM SECOASTAREA Bombs Fall on South Coastal Town Seven Nazi Planes Downed LONDON ready lor a longwar and waiting for the day when she can seize the offen sive ordered Monday the removal of 8500 more children from south eastern coastal areas in anticipa tion of the German invasion which Prime Minister Churchill told the nation to expect anytime Even as plans were rushed to get the children to inland havens German bombers continued their feelingout raids Bombs rained on a south coast town A communique said the raiders destroyed some houses and caused a small num ber of casualties some of which were fatal The new exodus of children from the southeast coast towns ot East Bourne Hastings Bexhill Rye New Haven beEin next Tt 11 be moving day again fri 3000 London children who sent to Worthing on the soitieast coast last September are to be shifted to saf places inland Great Britain a great nation with a will power the equal ol Germanys is ready for a long war and waiting for the day even IE it should not come until 1942 when she can take the offensive herself So Prime Minister Churchill in formedthe world Sunday night in a fight talk picturing Britain as armed morepowerfully on land at in theairthan at any time Jiji her history escorting fighter planes brought down during an attack on a ship convoy in the Dover Straits Sunday One RAF plane was lost then y af y RAF raiders Saturday night struck at 14 airdromes and other military objectives in Germany Holland and Belgium and downed one nazi plane The loss of one RAF plane was acknowledged for Saturdays ac tion In the war at sea ihe admiralty reported the G70ton submarine Shark was overdue and must be presumed lost She was the 10th British submarine lost in the war including the Oxley which was destroyed by an accidental explo sion last Sept 11 The Shark normally carried a crew of 40 The admiralty Sunday announced loss ot the 1350ton destroyer Escort with two of her seamen The Escort second sur face warship lost by the British in the Mediterranean was torpe doed by a submarine and sank while being towed to port Churchill explained again the necessity of British naval action to immobilize the French fleet say ing that the transference of these ships to Hitler would have endangered the security both of Great Britain and the United States As to the date of the German at tack he said perhaps it will come Monday night Perhaps it will come next weekPerhaps it will never come To which the German radio re plied late Sunday night We wonder if Mr Churchill was counting buttons on his waist coat he said that The an swer is Not this week neither next and certainly not never but very definitely some time Fire Causes Loss at Dougherty STATES ATTACK ON BRITAIN TO BE IN FEW DAYS Italian Editor Says England Must Surrender or Be Destroyed ROME axis powers attack on the British Isles will be gin within a few days the authori tative fascist editor Gayda said Monday Virginio Pictured above is a general view of the ruins caused by an early morning fire Sunday which caused damage estimated at in Dougherty Lost in the blaze were the T C Ryan drujr store the C C Wertz tavern and the offices of Dr H H Abbes Loss in Dougherty Business Fire Fire of unde termined origin discovered at Sunday morning did an estimated damage to a portion of the Dougherty business section The fire departments of Shef field Rockwell and Greene fought the blaze that destroyed the T C Ryan drus store the C C Werlz iavern and the of fices of Dr H H Abbeg The fire was discovered coming first from the Werlz tavern by Charles Mullen of Dougherty who L B Campbell manager of the Farmers CoOperative elevator which was destroyed ly fire last month with a loss of 512000 is pointing to the spot where it is believed the fire originated Cause of the blaze is unknown Lock photos Kayenay engravings Comfort Looms as Probable Choice for Committeeman was sleeping lice t Relatives who the Gaydas prediction published in the Giornale Dltala followed by a high command communique as serting that an Italian submarine had sunk a British destroyer and a British submarine in he wes ern Mediterranean There were various hints over ihe weekend that the axis offen sive against Britain would start soon but there was no definite in formation from either Berlin or Rome prior to Gaydas statement A lull in war developments such as has often preceded a big attack by the nazis was apparent except for scattered air raids on Britain The final attack against Eng land in the North sea and on the Atlantic ocean is being prepared whife Italy keeps the British and imperial forces away from de fense of the British Isles Gayda said in reference to fascist claims that the British navy has been split into three parts in the Med iterranean In a very few days the prepar ations will have been completed and England will have come to the final reckoning She will have to choose be tween submitting to Europes new By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS says Britain ready for long war may not take offensive until 1942 submarine Shark over due and believed lost Britain understood to be seeking end of JapaneseChinese war claims new aerial blows at Alexandria bound British fleet says fascist planes hitting British ships r e p e a t e d 1 y with heavy bombs starts re construction after sorrowful Bastille day surface sea raiders reported active operating from Atlantic bases H A V A N ap pears victor in presidentia election which costs 0111lives in scattered disorders ish plane was shot down in an unsuccessful raid on Assab Ital ian East Africa Roosevelt Has Wire Direct to Chicago WASHINGTON Roosevelt while guarding the secret of his own political inten tions permitted a direct telephone circuit to Chicago to be connected with the while house switchboard Monday The telephone connection will give Mr Koosevelt instantaneous communication with the demo cratic convention where dele gates are preparing lo offer him a nomination for a third term Although the direct telephone line indicated that Mr Roosevelt was preparing to keep in close touch with developments at Chi cago the president himself offered his party and the nation no solu tion to the political riddle of al he or wont he White House Secretary Stephen T Early who disclosed that th telephone circuit had been set up said that as yet it has not been used The wire he said is a dem ocratic national committee circuit paid for by the committee bu connected with the white nous switchboard because committe headquarters here virtually wi be deserted for the duration of th convention Early said that by using the di rect line Mr Roosevelt can get di rect contact with any number i Dr Abbegs of e apartment of Mr and M iurHjfair 3f utrsia were forced to flee from flames in their night clothin were occupying Mrs tore the forces or undergoing the mostvio lent war Germany and Italy approach this decisive moment In complete and dtftermineoVpoutieal andmili For time the blaze threat Division in Fourth District Ranks Seen on Vice Presidency By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Comfort ot DCS Moines former Mason City boy Monday loomed as the most likely winner in a field of five canidtlates for democratic national committeeman from Iowa From well Informed sources it was reported that two of the live Former Gov Nels Kraschel of Harlan and Bert Jeck of Atlantic had withdrawn throwing their support to the capital city attor ney who for many years Kas been a leader in democratic circles Senator Herring was represented as being friendly to Comfort too Another well iu then Heated re port was thnt a rift had appeared in the Iowa delegation with re spect to the vice pre5identiTl nomination Fred Biermann ol Decorah one of the fourth dis tricts four delegates and Mr BRITISH GIVE UP MOYALE xraschel were said to be active m a movement to place the name of Henry A Wallace before the convention Up to thU time H has been as sumed that Senator Herring who Mas pretentious headquarters in Ihe Stephens hotel would be the unanimous offering the Ilawk eyc delegation for the second spot on the ticket Senator Herring is chairman of the delegation here and Secretary Wallace is a mem ber at large They have been close political friends in the past There was a full attendance of the Hawkeye delegation at the brief openingsession of the con vention Monday noon A number oC the lowans were acting on a suggestion containedin the num ber played on the giant pipeorgan immediately after The selection was Take Me Out To The Ball Game They went as guests of Mayor Edward Kelly and his Chicago citizens commit tee ended the Roy Holding residence located 50 feet from the doctors office but damage there was limited to a few broken windows The windows the branch Shef field bank across the street from the fire were broken because of heat The blaze was under con trol in l2 hours Werfz opened the first butcher shop in Dougherty 35 years ago Three days ago his wife died and she was taken to Pennsylvania for burial Mr Werlz was in Pennsyl vania for his wifes funeral serv ices at the time of the fire L B Campbell manager the Farmers CoOperative elevator which was destroyed by fire a month ago with a Joss of was among the volunteer firemen fighting the Sunday blaze The ele vator which he managed and is now being rebuilt is a short dis tance from the scene of Sundays fire The newspaper Regime Fas clsla organ of Roberto Farinacci one time secretary general of the fascist newspaper said Monday that Germany and Italy included In their aims complete con trol of the Suez canal The publication discussing the certainty of Italian vic tory said Suez canal stock is undergoing the fate of snow un der the sun and that when the wair is concluded the canal will not be French English or Jewish tary accord The last act of war is quickly approaching in the su preme hour of Europes history The high command communique said that the Italian sea campaign in the Mediterranean and the aer ial campaign in Africa continued successfully Italian planes successfully bombed the British base at Aden at the lower entrance Jo the Red Sea the communique said and destroyed two British planes on the round near Buna in British East Africa south of the frontier post of Moyale and also machine sunned troop concentrations It was asserted hat British planes failed to do damage in a raid on the Italian North African base of Tobruk and that one Brit the Chicago telephone book pre sumably including he hotel room where Secretary ot Commerce Harry L Hopkins is marshalling forces to draft the president for a precedentshaking third term A further indication that the president is preparing to make a grave political decision was that his old friend and political counsellor Judge Sam Rosen man of New York remained 5 at the white house as the presidents tuest Judge Rosenman was one of Mr Roosevelts closest advis ers during prcconvention mi MAYOR KELLY MAKES INITIAL DRAFT ADDRESS Demonstration for Roosevelt Launched at Opening Session STADIUM C HIC A G Roosevelt third term bandwagon got off to a rolling start Monday within 20 minutes after the open ng of the 1940 democratic na tional convention The presidents name was mentioned by Mayor Edward 1 Kelly an original draftRoose velt man It touched off he first floor demonstration the 46 minute gathering a 30 second round of cheers Some delegates crowded out oC their seats and the New York state banner was hoisted into the aisle but there was no parade A few niinutes later there were more cheers when Senator Scolt Lucas oC Illinois mentioned the presidents name The first full fledged demonstration of the con vention may come Monday night when House Speaker William B Bsnkhend of Alabama makes the keynote address of the conven tion Only then will Suez slock rise It said Italian aviation claimed new victories over the British Medi terranean Sleet and pointed out that since Britain was required to keep a large fleet in the sea to protect Gibraltar and Suez its de fense in the North Sea was seri ously handicapped Aviation General Pietro Mattel said his forces had made 50 sep arate attacks against the British Eastern Mediterranean fleet up to Saturday night and the 13lh war communique said there attacks were unceasing It said Brit ish warships were struck by and medium bombs from squadron after squadron of Ital ian planes The communique ad mitted the loss of an Italian sub campaigns in both 1B12 and 1936 election years The New York jurist was a guest of Mr Roosevelt during a weekend cruise down the Potomac and it had been expected that he would return Early to New however York Monday disclosed that Judge Rosenman is remaining over at the white house as Mr Roose velts house guest Early said that the president un doubtedly will tune in his radio al noon to hear a broadcast of Democratic Chairman James A Farley gavclling the convention to order At 1 p m Mr Roosevelt will confer at lunch with Secretary of State Cordell Hull who reports say may be the vicepresidential candidate should the chief execu tive decide to seek a third term 5 Persons Killed in California Air Crash SANTA MONICA Cal fly Five persons were killed in an airplane crash Monday near Markleeville Cal the the civil aeronautics office of authority was informed The owner of the plane is Troy Coiback of Fuller ton Cal of Foot Infection WAS WORLDS TALLEST MAN Fear 50 May Be Withdraw After Being Surrounded for 5 Days by Italians SAYS YANKS TO 6E SOLD SOON Entombed After Blast in Mine JOHNSTOWN Pa IP 3rimy slightlyburned miners who i that hc were brought out of the blast Yankee baseball dub shattered Sonman CHICAGO Attorney Jere miah T Mahoney of New York SWEDISH DAY OBSERVER MINNEAPOLIS Minn More than 50000 persons of Swedish descent commemorated their annual Swedish day in Min nchaha park Sunday Contribu tions were made for war relief in Scandinavian countries mine f the Koppcrs company Kite Monday I said they believed about SO men NAIROBI Kenya Colony j stil were in the pit possibly cn A communique Monday said that the British garrison at Moyale had withdrawn after standing off five days of siege by Italian forces Our garrison at British Moyale which has been surrounded for five days withdrew Sunday night according to plan and without in cident the communique snid Tilt garrison including the famed kings African rifles had been reported holding off repeated attacks by superior Italian forces Moyale is an important military post near the south border of Ital ian Ethiopia V tombed They said a gas blast had roared through a section of the mine but that the condition of thoic slill in the diggings was un known The five were at the tn 1 trance1 of the explosion sector I Earlier 13 others from slope IS had emerged from the shaft mak ing in who escaped the blast Edvvaid Ben otic of those near the explosion center said I saw a flash and heard a loud noise and rumbling Then things started to fall all around and I yelled Explosion if 1 would be sold by the Jacob liup pert estate to a syndicate headed by Postmaster General James A Farley within two rt a price of 54000000 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler local thundershowers ex treme south Monday afternoon or early Monday night Tuesday partly cloudv cooler southeast M I N N E S O T A Fair cooler southeast Monday night Tues day partly cloudy warmer north and west IN MASON CITY Negotiations are going along j tics GlobeGazette weather statis fine siid Mahoney former presi dent of the Amateur Athletic union and personal attorney to George Ruppert brother of the late owner of the Yankee The contract carrying the price ol been sub mitted by the Ruppcrts to Basil OConnor who is representing Mr Farley I know there has been a lot of speculation on this thing but you can say its gone from the speculatory to the very realistic stage Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At S a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rain The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum fil Tr 73 59 67 SO 58 Weighed 491 Pounds Over Active Pituitary Gland Caused Growth MANISTEE Mich ert Wadlow the Ti year old Allon 111 giant who was 8 feet nches tall and was believed the worlds tallest man died here ear iy Monday from complications following a foot infection Wadlow who was making a professional appearance as llic worlds tallest man at the national forest festival here suf fered an infection in his left ankle less thin a fortnight The youthful giants condition grew steadily worse and physi cians gave him a blood transfu sion Sunday and performed a minor operation on his foot Sun day night His temperature Sun day was reported as never lower than 06 He died at a iii C S T Under the management of Ins father Harold Wadlow the young man was sponsored on his appear ance here by a shoe company A child of normal size at birth weighed 4S1 pounds while making his last public appear ance Medical men said his great height resulted from ovcractiv itv of the pituitary gland Wadlow suffered his injury liilv t A brace ivorn on his ankle chafed and infection set in He was confined in his hotel rather lhan a hospital His con dition had become very grave Robert Wadlow is pictured here Sept 12 1W7 in the lobhv of the Park Inn whcrr he stopped for a meal Althc right is his father anil at the left Is the late R W Mcllec who was liotcl manager and Nancy Inu Hall The object to the left is an ordinary telephone booth Sunday and he was taking nourishment through a tube Father mother two sisters ml wo brother1 nil were of normal stature Robert weighed cignt and n half pounds at birth Feb 22 1918 By the time Robert reached young manhood the elder Wadlows shoulders came only to his sons hips Scientists classified him as an acromcgalic type dcsigritins a person whose growlb been abnormal because of overactiv ity of thn pituitary lying the busc of the brain Robert Wadlow had been in Mil son City several times stopping here on occasion for meals while going lo various fairs The first convention session wax whacked off to a brisk start by National Chairman James A Farley His cracked the table at a m CST By a m the opening prelim inaries were out of the way and the convention quit until Mon day night if The Frahfcliu TJ Rooseveltbe drafted fora third term because he is the kind oC man that mankind needs was sounded by Mayor Kelly as the mayor turnedhis coming speech info a draft Roosevelt call The salvation of this nation rests in one man because ot his great experience and sincere hu manitarian thinking Kelly said That is why I am praying that this great democratic convention with the eyes of an unhappy world upon it will stand with ali Only a few minutes before the president had talked with Chairman James A Farley by telephone from Hie white house lo wish him a successful con vention and ask how things are Farleys response was Okay A burst of applause greeted Kellys draft speech but Far ley cut the demonstration short with his gavel At the behest of Farley a min utes standing tribute was ac corded to the late Senator Josepli T Robinson of Arkansas who was chairman of the 1936 conven tion ami the late Vf Forbes Mor gan of New York treasurer of the party Farley then presented Mrs James Hamilton Lewis widow of the late senator from Illinois who bowed her appreciation Robert J Dunham chairman of the Chicago citizens committee made another speech of welcome and then the convention recessed The general belief that the pres ident would run left speculation free to roam through vice prcsi Demo Keynoter on KGLO Monday Eve The national democratic con ventions keynote address liv Speaker William Bankhcari of Alabama will hc heard over KGLO Monday at p m dcntial possibilities and into trie field of foreign affairs where there still was no certainty that an argument might develop There the name of Secretary Hull rose into prominence Many said ho would be the man to whom Mr Koosevelt might turn as his running male Tliev based this belief on the war crisis and the efforts of Jlr Knoscvclt lo develop a liemi i spheric solidarity I 1 Secretory Hull has had more to do with the development or the good neighbor policy with Latin America than most of the other in the administration Ite traveled to several panAmerican confer ences and will attend the one op ening in Havana Saturday Still others were arguina how ever thnt for the sake of party solidarity Vice President Garner s1 hou Id be rcnnminalcd Pnul V McNult of Indiana fed eral security administrator wan dered among the plush furnish hotel sinic a comeis ings of a palatial shaking bamk with ;