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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS LOJ tR HIST A 4RT D E P T 0 F I fj A COUP ocs UOINCS u Ctth HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 16 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 242 F R SILENCE MAKES DEMOS UNEASY Ill I Hint 3 Point Peace Plan HEAR HITLER TO MAKE OFFER TO GREAT BRITAIN Ciano Will Go to Berlin to Confer on Terms of Germans HOME Diplomatic circles heard Tuesday that Adolf Hitler was preparing to make a last threepoint offer to Great Britain for a war settlement which would spare the British Isles from devas tating attack Diplomatic reports from Berlin indicated that Hitler might make an offer to Britain in a speech be fore the reichstag within the next few days Count Galeazzo Ciano is plan ning tentatively to go to Berlin before Hitler speaks to confer with the Germans on terms as Premier Mussolinis representative diplo matic sources said Private advices from Berlin in dicated that Hitler probably would offer Britain plans for V 1 A European settlement of continental affairs 2 Keturn to Germany of those colonies taken from her by Hie British after the World Avar 3 Economic rehabilitation of Europe Bodies of 63 Miners Taken From Depths SONMAN Pa a deluge of rain while thunder and light ning rent the skies above grim rescue workers Tuesday trundled out of the depths of a bituminous coal mine the canvascovered bodies of 63 men killed by an ex plosion Monday Although the Koppers company operator of the mine announced belief all the victims of Pennsyl vanias worst bituminous disaster in a decade had been found the gasmasked rescue crews still ex plored pitchblack shafts in the possibility others might have been trapped Most of the dead had been suf focated Others were burned Only 21 men escaped from the mine sloping two miles into the earth from a mountainside when either gas or coal dust exploded and snuffed out the lives of those caiight farther in The 21 made a quick scramble for safety some crawling on all fours to shelter themselves from the heat and lethal gas that filled the tunnels The company received an un verified report that a spark from a coal cutting machine set off the blast Little damage was done to the mine itself Stanley C Yuwus 23 one of the Stadium Jammed for Bankheads Keynote Speech Britain might be offered the role oE mediator between the gold standard countries including those of the western hemisphere and thenations of Europe in a world economic readjustment t h e s e survivors said It was more of a concussion han an explosion A great ball of white fire swept down the tunnel I was knocked down Like the others I scrambled out on my hands and knees About 1200 were employed in the mine in three shifts The ex to informa tion Britain would have to keep out of continental European poli tics It was recalled here that Hit ler in his reichstag speech last Oct 6 offered a settlement in which he proposed a conference of the big European powers Since then a great part of Eu rope has fallen directly or indi rectly under German control or influence leaving only Britain in opposition to Hitlers scheme plbsi m swept through only sections Federal and state mine inspec tors and volunteer rescue squads rushed to this mining village of 400 population Sonman is in the southwestern Pennsylvania bitum inous field about 16 miles east of Johnstown the flood city STRONGER JAP POLICY SHOWN CABINET QUITS Expansionists Increase Pressure Konoye Is Likely New Leader TOKIO Mitsu uiasa Yonai premier and his cabinet colleagues resigned Tues day as the result of steadily in creasing pressure for a strong ex pansionist policy and a single all embracing political party on las cist lines It was expected that the new cabinet would be pledged to an armynavy program calling for a Japanese Monroe Doctrine covering not only East Asia but the South Seas and that within a few weeks if not a few days Prince Fumimaro Konoye former premier would emerge as the leader of a new national coalition political party f Yonai and Ii i s colleagues in cluding Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita had been accused of being overconciliatory to the United States and Great Britain No such accusation it was indicated was likely to be made against his suc cessor Reliable Japanese sources at Shanghai advised the United Press last Friday that the navy had agreed finally to an army program calling lor the taking over of foreign concessions in China an intensified British Hong ing toward The Chicago Stadium with a seating capacity of more tlian 20 000 was jammed to the rafters for the keynote speech of Speaker William B Bankhead at the democratic national convention in Chi cago Shown here is a general view of the crowd in the red and blue decked stadium A large picture of President Koosevelt was hunfr in the sUdiura Italians Advance in British Colony ROME US Advances by Italian troops in the British Afri can colony Kenya and great damage to the Palestine port of Haifa by raiding Italian planes were claimed Tuesday in Italys communique General headquarter of the armed forces said that Italian air pianes which bombarded the port of Haifa caused fires which could be seen by Italian aviators 125 miles away In East Africa Italian troops who last week occupied British Moyalc on the KenyaEthiopia frontier pushed into Kenya occupying four strategic places the communique said V V In the Lake Rudolf region also in Kenya the Italians with the F R CONFERS WITH HOPKINS Report on Conversation Contributes Nothing to 3rd Term Question eventual cupancy occupation of French armed oc IndoChinh WASHINGTON Roosevelt talked Tuesday for five by telephone minutes with aid of native forces claimed have repulsed British attacks to Italian planes which partici pated in the Haifa raid Monday returned safely to their bases after bitting oil refineries and other plants the communique said It alleged that British planes unsuccessfully attacked Tobruk Italian North African base that one British plane was shot down and that its crew xvas captured Points which the Italians claimed to have occupied in East Africa were Sukeila Tcrkale Tag aba Kowaiy Dola and Danisa As result of these occupations the Italians claim to have cut off a 187 miles Kenya salient between Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia Italy threw a new defense zone around her southern coast Tuesday and with her German partner gathered forces for the knockout blow against Great Britain V At London the British admiral ty announced a blanket blockade of the Italian coasl and Italian North Africa An official decree established the new war zone a fou hours after Virginio Gayda wrote in the newspaper Giornalc Dltalia that the axis powers attack on the British Isles may begin in a few days Secretary of Commerce Hopkins who has been described by some in Chicago as the chief executives contact man at the democratic national convention 1 The account of the conversa tion given to newsmen however contributed nothing to the ques tions in their minds about the third term situation Stephen Early presidential sec retary who was with the president when the Hopkins call came through reported that the con versation was all from the other end and he could not hear it Asked whether he heard the word acclamation used Early replied that all I could hear was loud laughter With each passing minule seem ingly bringing a third term nom ination closer reporters asked whether Mr Roosevelt had Early told them he did declared against foreign interfer a chance that any of encc in Japans sphere in which changed his mind about going to Chicago not see them would get a trip to Chicago with the president Mr Roosevelt heard the key note speech by Speaker William B Bnnkhead Monday night as well as the address of James A Farley national democratic chair and penetration into Borneo and the Netherlands East Indies even at the risk of colliding with United States and British interestsIt was indicated that the new cabi net also would be inclined to seek close ties with Germany and Italy Prince Konoye resigned as president of the privy council June 24 to organize and it was understood to lead a new national political party embracing all rec ognized political groups It was intimated at the time that his resignation was under a longprepared plan which would result in a new cabinet of much strengthened nationalist convictions As soon asPrince Konoye had resigned various political groups began dissolving or voting to dis solve when desired in favor of the new allembracing semifascist party The reform and orthodox groups of the Seiyukai second strongest party in parliament and the oldest in Japan the Minseito the strongest party the social mass party and the Kokumin Do mei groups voted to dissolve The The SeiyukaiOrthodox group formally dissolved itself Tuesdsy afternoon just before the cabinet resigned The beginning of Ihc end for the Yonai cabinet which was installed Jan 1G last came June 29 when Foreign Minister Arita made a radio speech in substitution for what was to have been a formal government declaration of a Japa nese Monroe Doctrine Arita was too vagiie in his state ments to suit the army though he S M Hoyt Lawyer Laundry Operator andRealtor Dies Funerai Rites Set for 2 OClock Thursday at Baptist Church Samuel Moore Hoyt 85 suc cessively an attorney laundry owner and realtor prominent in Mason City life for nearly half a century died early Tuesday morning in a local hospital He had been in failing health for sev eral months Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist church with the Rev J Lee Lewis officiating Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery with the Patterson funeral home in charge Mr Hoyt was bom at Sparta Wis March 13 1855 He studied law at the University of Wiscon sin and was admitted to the bar in 1878 In 1880 he moved to Mer rill Wis and practiced there forj about 14 years during which time j he was city attorney district at torney for Lincoln county and municipal judge for Lincoln county He moved to Mason City in 1894 farming for the first few years lie then went into thp laundry business with the late 31 1 Lyons in Mason Gily and Fort Dodge Twenty years later he sold his laundry interests and platted Hoyls first addition to Mason City He was active in real estate business until shortly before his death SAM M HOYT WAR CABINET FORMED AUCKLAND New Zealand New Zealand government I a war cabinet of five Tuesday including three Jiembers of the government and of the opposition The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Tuesday night and Wednesday occasional showers probable warmer Tuesday night cooler northwest Wed nesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 77 Minimum Monday night 52 At S a m Tuesday 63 Rain Monday night 05 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum HI Rain 07 he included not only East Asia but the southern seas British Shoot Down 3 German Airplanes LONDON h r e e enemy bombers were shot down by Brit ish fighters during raids on he coast Tuesday afternoon the oil ministry announced Tuesday night A communique said the royal air force made raids Mon day in Normandy Holland north west Germany and Hie Huhr nnc Tuesday on enemy occupied air dromes in northern France BOY DIES OF BULLET WOUND Parents Insist Youth Must Have Been Hurt in Accident With Gun MANCHESTER Donald Olcr 18 year old son of Mr and Mrs Olcr farmers near here died Monday night in a Manchester hospital of a bullet wound near the heart The boy was found by nis brother Darrell Sunday evening in a state game preserve on the Olver Smith farm northwest of Manchester Delaware county Sheriff Carl Anderson said offi cers instituted a search Monday and found a 22 caliber revolver a few yards from where the wounded youth was found Donalds parents maintained they knew no reason why the boy should have attempted bodily in jury and insisted the gun was dis charged accidentally He was married in 1878 to Christine Peterson of Blooming dale Wis who preceded him in death Oct 29 1331 They had five children Mrs Delia Sheller Ev erett Wash Samuel H Hoyt Los Angeles Cal Mrs J H Jardine Mason City Joe A Hoyt Emmets burg and Harry A Hoyt who died March G 1931 Mr Hoyt was a 32nd degree Mason He was first worshipful master of the Virginia Falls lodge at Merrill 60 years ago He also was past exalted ruler of the Elks lodge a Shriner Knight Pythias and a Woodman of Woman Beaten by Former Husband Says She Still Loves Him DES MOINES former wife Dale Stewart is charged with beating still loves him she says Stewart was taken to visit his former wife in a hospital Monday and officers quoted her as telling Demos Foreign Views Receive Main Emphasis By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor thus far presented ii this national demo ralic convention provide a pre view of the lines to which the party will seek to hold the cam paign between now and the gen eral election next November This is particularly true of the ceynote address Monday night by William B Bankhead of Alabama speaker of the house for the rea son that President Roosevelt who is in lull control of this con ention approved every section of the utterance T y y While the International situ ation may alter it as the cam paign develops it is clear that in the weeks just ahead major emphasis is going to be placed on combating the republicans effort to label democrats as the war party At the same time the democrats will stress the point that the nations defenses today are not as weak as they have been pictured hy the oppo sition And for whatever in adequacy there is it will lie charged republicans arc pri marily responsible tempt to cash in on Hoover un popularity lor all its worth Iowas delegation here Tuesday was chiefly concerned with the ill feeling of long standing between Former Gov Nelson G Kraschel and Senator Clyde L Herring which has revealed itself here in Krascliels opposition to the sena tors candidacy vice president The senator chairman of the Hawkeyn delegation wns pre sumed to have Iowas solid sup port but Henry Wallaces name has been brought into the picture as a rival A report was in circula tion that the Iowa cabinet member as well as Senator Herring is on a list of candidates acceptable to President Roosevelt speaking through his personal convention envoy Harry Hopkins Herrings friends discount this report and point out that Wallace continuing as secretary of agriculture could be more valuable to his party than as running mate for Roosevelt They point to the long friend ship between the Senator and Mr Wallace and charge that in trusion of bis name is for the purpose of embarrassing the Herring candidacy The contest for national com narrowed to Frank Comfort of DCS Moines Walter Balluff of Davenport and Tobe Diamond of Sheldon with Comtort out in ex pected to come to a head at the lown delegations second caucus late Tuesday afternoon MORE ORATORY HEARD PLANKS BEING DEVISED Delegations Pledged to Roosevelt Lack White House Word By W B RAGSDALK CHICAGO IP Democratic onventiou delegategrew restive or lack of word from President oosevelt Tuesday after Speaker Villiam Bankhead hart bidden hem to go into the 1940 cam aign on the record of the new eal administratioin using truth olerance and reason New demands for the renomina ion of President Roosevelt oupled with high praise of the deal record pierced Tuesday Berkleys Talk Booked on KGLO Senator Albeii Barkley of Kentuckypermanent chairman of the democratic national con vention at Chicago will be heard in an address over KGLO Tuesday night starting between and oclock the dull routine of this slowlyor ganizing convention In rapid order wliile Mr Roose velt still held occasional telephone chats with Secretary Hopkins Lhere were these thirdterm de velopments Secretary of Labor Perkins told several thousand appluud inff women at a breakfast that we are about to break tradition and nominate a man for a third term Representative Arthur Mitch ell uf Illinois ihe oUIyNeiro congressman told a sparsely at tended midday convention ses sion that eight out of every ten Nesroes would vote in Novem ber for the party whose banner I hope and pray will be carried by that great humanitarian Franklin D Roosevelt And Mrs Thomas F McCallis Forged Check to Pay for Flowers on Grave OSKALOOSA Scott 48 placed a bouquet on his mothers casket when she died last May Tuesday he was held in jail accused of paying for the flowers with a forged check Iowa Youth Steps in 25 Foot Pit Drowns NEWTON DeHoet 19 farm worker and a Newton high school graduate drowned in South Skunk river near Mctz Monday night when he fell into a 25 foot pit while wading down stream him I you love you Ill always love The visit of Stewart 33 to the 30 year old divorcee was made at her request officials said Iowa Boy Smothers in Bin of Shelled Corn Next in emphasis will be the improved economic conditions to day as contrasted with the condi tions which prevailed in 1033 when the Roosevelt administra tion took over Much will be said about the closed banks and the 10 cent corn oj that time At every turn there will be a resolve not to be placed on the defensive Attention will be di rected to successes achieved and a softpedaling of failures The great bloc of voters in la bor and in agriculture will be ap pealed to rather than the smaller bloc in business Government aid to organized labor and govern ment subsidies to farmers will be reatly stressed Business large and small will be told that anything which helps labor and agriculture automat ically helps business Y y While there has been a studied omission of the name Wendell Willkie in the conven tion speeches Ihcrc Jiave been several allusions to liis public utility connections always to the delight of delegates and gal leries The attack along this line is certain to become more pointed and vigorous as the campaign progresses aillette to Leave for Demo Convention CHEROKEE Guy M Gillette D Iowa said at his iome here he would leave by train Tuesday night for Chicago to at lend the democratic national con vention There had been some speculation in political circles that he might not attend the convention because of his previousstated op position to the proposed nomina ion of President Roosevelt for a third term HALFA Iowa Funeral arrangements were being made for Donald Nielsen 12 son of Mr and Mrs Soren Nielsen who was mothered to death in R bin of shelled com on the family favm near here Month Old Baby Dies as Train Hits Auto TAMA Formanek month old baby was fatally in jured Monday night when the car of his parents Mr and Mrs George A Formanek and a North Western passenger motor train collided at a grade crossing near here The parents farmers near here takn to a Marshalllown hospital for treatment As in 1932 and 193G all of the nations ills between 1929 and 1933 are going to be laid at Herbert Hoovers door and an effort is go ing to be made to cast the last re publican president in the role of 1940 dictator of republican poli cies In short there will be an at Milwaukee Official Dies Playing Cards ARNOLDS PARK Meyer 62 assistant to the general manager of the Milwaukee rail road Chicago died unexpectedly Monday night while playing cavds at Templar park here ter director of the national com mittees womens division ap peared to her hearers to lend further support to Iho expected thirdterm nomination when she told the delegates There are millions of Iiu mau beings throughout the self governing nations of the world who look for leadership and faith in the principles of dem ocracy to the United States of America and to the first citizen of the world Franklin D Roosevelt While committees worked in hotel rooms k complete a plat the possibility of a vote on an antithird term plank wind up the formalities of rules and credentials the dele gates traveled out to this big sta dium and back with out word of President Roosevelts own intentions The big feature of Tuesdays of ficial program was an address by the permanent chairman Senator Barkley scheduled for a session beginning at 8 p m C S T Bnnkhcad taking over Mrs McAllister concluded said the democratic party felt itself for tunate in 1940 to be able to cam paign on the Roosevelt record and that the women had adopted the slogan Win votes with He presented eight girls at tired in paper gowns of pastel hues who flunp leaflets from the stand Called the Rainbow Girls they were organized by the womens division of the na tional committee to distribute democratic literature The party chairman James A Farley sat on the speakers plat form conferring with convention officials and friends during the morning session Asked to comment on he state ment of Senator Glass DVa in Washington that he would nomi nate Farley for the presidency but that he would not ask me if he wsrc wise Farley would only sjy Ill be delighted In have Sena tor Glass nominate me and will consider il a very high compli ment The keynote speech of Bank head and a farewell address by National Chainnan James A Fai Icy highlighted the first major convention session Monday night at the big flag draped Chicago stadium clad in a creamy suit and black tic was given a tu multuous ovation when he urged ihc party workers to give out ;