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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1940, Mason City, Iowa tr NORTH IOWAS 6E3 DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIJGHiORS WEDNESDAYTJULYlTigdn THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OPJHVO SECTIONS HOME EDITION FOREIGN POLICY ROW DEL AYS DEMOS Axis Threatens British ROME REPORTS HITLER TO GIVE VITAL ADDRESS r Italy Hammers Away in Africa Bombing Raids Are Continuing By TINTED PRESS Italy hammered methodically at British empire defensesin Africa Wednesday and Japan threatened nev clashes with British and American interests by pushing ex pansionist plans in the far east In western Europe Germany and Italy continued to concentrate on a war of nerves and propa by sporadic British air raids and heavy retaliatory bombing of nazi a blitzkrieg offensive against the tj British Isles Italian bombs fell on the v Egyptian port of Alexandria j again unidentified airplanes ap peared to have starteda fire by a new bomb attackon Gibraltar German bombers attacked the Scottish port of Thinsot and a camp at Scapa flow British l planes dumped more explosives on Germanbases and arms factories fascist troops claimed the capture of the Sudan town of Gherzan from the British But all of these scattered blows were mere preliminaries to the showdown which the nazifascist the offensive on the propaganda MMKI I would be forced oyona ud increasinily the wocWi e nSoon axis powers areabout ready to make their bid for victory qverBritain appeared certain but the flurry ofthreats from Rome and Berlin gave no definite clue to or when In Rome it was believed that Adolf Hitler would address the reich stag prior to the showdown but in Berlin it was insisted that noth ingXuas known of the fuehrers plans It appeared possible that the fascists were doing the talking for the moment in ah effort to foster British sentiment for peace talks without officially putting Hitler in the position making any ges turethat could be interpreted as weakness or lack of confidence As the showdown approached in Europe the Japanese to take advantage of Britains position by a stronger drive for a dictated peace with China and for the spread of Japanese in fluence throughout Asit and to the South Seas Prince Fuimaro Konoye former premier accepted the mandate of Emperor Hirohito to form a new cabinet which would be expected to promote the idea of a oneparty political system in Japan to back an cxpansionisl programi and to move for speedy conclusion or the warwith China on Japans terms The Japanese efforMo end tlie Chinese war was emphasized by the landing of Japanese marines at Shenfuwannorth of Amoy to closethe last important route of supplies for China The trend of the new threatened conflict with both British and American interests in the Far East and prompted Ya kichiro Suma official spokesman to remark that the United States should keep out of negotiations between Japan and Britain for Burma road S JSiima commented on Secretary Cordell Hulls declaration that closing pf the Burma supply route into China demanded by Japan of Great Britain would constitute unwarranted interpositions of ob stacles to world trade The three Baltic states now un der the protection of Russia have ceased to exist as indepen dentrepublics Esthonia Latvia and Lithuania will become fed erated states in the soviet union when the newlyelected commi nist parliaments convene next week The Esthonian parliament will adopt new socialist consti and vote outright incor poration into the soviet union Tuesday The parliaments of Lat via and Lithuania are expected to follow Gillette Denies Reports He Predicted G X P Victory Iowa SenatorJWill Back Whoever Wins Demo Nomination By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor IOWA HEADQUARTERS CrH denial that he had forecast an Iowa victory fDi me republicans next fall wasmade Wednesday by Senator Guy M Gillette upon his arrival in Chi cago to make peace vyitlr the Iowa delegation The Iowa delegates had been up in arms since such a forecast linked to Gillettes hartie was pub lished last week In that state ment the Iowa senator was quoted as saying Iowa would go republi can by 100000 votes that Repre sentative Vincent Harrington Sioux City would be defeated and that he was not so sure that Representative William Jacobsen Clmtpn would be reelected No one was more surprised than I to bear reports that I had safd Iowa would ga republican the senator said or that Har rington would not be elected and that I was not so sure about Such reports are base falsehoods and entirely without foundation With this explanation to the Iowa delegation leaders Wednes day were attempting to smooth over the ruffled waters There has been enough warring in the group they said and they hopec that this at least could be ad justed Asked it he will support Pres ident Roosevelt in the event of his nomination opposed as he ad INVITE WHEELEK LEWIS MADRID local U M W A union has invited Senator Burton Wheeler of Montana and John L Lewis head of the na tionalU M W A to speak at a labor day observance here Stor are secondary prin ciples arefirst IfPresident Roosevelt is rehominated I will supporthim 100 percent Then the senator continued this straight This is my ast term in the Senate Under no circumstances will I candi date for reelection The only thing on which I base the false report is my yarning some time ago that unless he democrats of Iowa heal their differences and get together there s a possibility that the state might go republican As mattersnow stand I have every reason to believe that whoever the democrats nomi nate will be elected and that Iowa will return to the demo cratic column in November Ima 100 per cent democrat nd nothing could induce me to eaye the party but an abandon ment of the true principles of democracy and that I never ex pect I deplore that such false re ports should be given ii Iowa con cerning my faith in the democratic party It js supreme There is no other party to give the people the freedom and the liberties they noiv enjoy By THE ASSOCIATED PSESS new expansionist premier fpr eignoff ice says Britain agrees to halt war materials trafficintoChina rebuke U S for failure to condemn British blockadeof axis pow ers Germanoffensive against Britain reported ready newsmen warned not to spec ulate on zero hour nf iv iicjjui is ui MILITARY RULE FOR JAPANESE TO BE SET UP Konoye Hears Demands for Action on French Dutch Eastern Empires TOKIO Fumimaro Konoye premierdesignate Thursday described his plans for a virtually military government for Japan in which the national policywill be formulated by the premier and by the ministers for war navy and foreign affairs Japanese expansionists meantime pressed for positive action toward the Oriental em pires of France and the Neth erlands Konoyes first move after re l celving the imperial command to peace leelers before invasion folm a cabinet was to confer with attempt called war of General Hala the war minister I and vice Admiral Yoshida the speedy appointment of their suc cessors Thereafter he told the press 1 wish to determine the national policy in tooperation with the ministers for war riavy and for eign affairs Despite the shift in government policy which may be expected un der Konoye exponent of a fas cistic oneparty system for Ja pan observers foresaw no im mediate radical change in rela tions with the United States relations Lhilti m dispute growing out of Spanish civil war r h i a n g KaiShek says any British at tempt to tie peace talks to iJuraia road closure would aid and sacrifice Chinese friendship Omah fiamS CHICAGO Wlliiam Kitclve of Omaha a delegate at larec charged Wednesday the Kclly XVashdemocratic machineof Chi cago the Roosevelt dem onstration at the convention last night Ritchie said in ah interview that husky a the demonstration started men carrying America 1 merca feedsRoosevelt1 cards taclicd to poles stationed themselves in the illes besidc state delegations When the demonstration started he said these men pushed through the aisles and urged delegates to take part A voice heard over the public address system announced several states including Nebraska want ed Roosevelt When the Nebras Kans tried to use the microphone at their station on the floor to state their attitude he said they found it was not connected sought to take his place in the delegation as a delegate at large Business affairs had prevented us attendance at the convention until Wednesday and there had been some belief among Iowa delegates he would not conic to Chicago With that now settled t was hoped that other differ ences could be patched up PiTOtaroMSrjiSmese moves the south Uie paramount field of expected ac tion The foreign office announce threat Britain had agreed formal to close the Burma road lifelin of the Chinese government fo three months and stop traffic ii gasoline trucks railway equip ment and other materials iron Hongkong effective Thursday Prince Konoye wiio was pre lier from June2 1B37 to Jan 4 939 during the period of Ja Pans greatest military activity in China was commissioned by Em peror Hirohito Wednesday nigh to head a new cabinet There was a possibility tha Prince Konoye would serve as hi own foreign minister Cowboy 10 Under Arrest in Waterloo WATERLOO year olu cowooy from Los Gatos Cal was n the hands of the law here Wed nesday after being arrested J ticsday night on a charge ot gun lay oh the citv streets He ivw iccused of shooting William Maisi n the shoulder wilh an ahgun The family is visiting ii Vaterloo Convention Demonstrates for F R into or shown hcrc Deny Hearing on Anti3rd Term Plank CHICAGO Robert F Wagner of the demo cratic resolution committee turned on his heel and angrily walkec away Wednesday from a member of congress who requested a hear ing on a proposed antithird term Plank for the 1940 platform The congressman Representa tive Elmer J Ryan Minn said he was spokesman for a group of delegates from 24 states Ryan stopped Wagner as the chairman arrived for a resolution committee meeting like to be beard on an antithird term clank Ryan said explaining he represented a large croup Oh were all through with hearings Wagner said impa tiently Im requesting a hearing sen ator Ryan persisted Without a word Wagner turned his back on the congressman anc strode rapidly down the hall to the committee room Ryan a former law partner of Gov Harold E Stassen of Minne sota told reporters his group felt there should be an antithird term plank in the platform We know that to be the feeling of many delegates Hyan said that many members of the group are pledged to Vice President John N Gamer for the presidential nomination but tha he personally was pledged to Post master General James A Farley Well gentlemen Ryan told reporters in view of the sena tors attitude Ishould like toread you a statement I feel applies to thesituation of eur group I wint to say that by releasing delegates pledged to President Roosevelt the HopkinsCor coraiiCoiieii group has ad mitted the mistake In strategy which they have used thus far Delegates who camehere in structed to support the president cannot now be expected to reverse the whole course of events of the last year of dictation by the Ickes CmtoranCohenHopkins clique The democratic principle has been denied to the democratic party This convention has been taken out of the hands of Jim iymand from the start The rank and file delegates have had no part in the determin ation of the convention The Kelly Nash machine engaged bogus dem onstrators to further intimidate delegates Tuesday night and let no one be deceived the real sentiment 1S 5ntlthlrd term if the dele the thought in Tins is not n draftRoosevelt movementIt is a draft Ickcs Hop tons Corcoran Cohen and other associates movement r T If j Holds Roosevelt Picture The 146 Words of Barkley I am That is the United Freebourn for Demo Nebraska Primaries st Burton K Wheeler seeking re nommation by Montana democrats or a fourth term in the United States senate outdistanced Attor ney General Harrison J Free ourn Wednesday as additional re urns from Tuesdays primary election were tallied Freebourn under indictment on fecieral income tax evasion large campaigned as a Townsend plan champion Returns from 211 of Montanas 133 precmcis gave Wheeler 17 52 Freebourn 6558 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy show ers north Wednesday night and Thursday warmer east and central Wednesday night cool er west Thursday MINNESOTA Consider ablc cloudiness scattered show ers Wednesday night and Thurs day somewhat warmer south Wednesday night cooler west and north Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday nijjht At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO WALLACE DRIVE IS LAUNCHED Some lovvans and Other Midwcsterns Pledge Farm Secretary Support campaign to nominate Sccrelaiy Wallace for vice president backed by some Pennsylvania leaders Senator Gillette of Iowa and delegates from a halfdozen midwestern states was launched Wednesday Gillette in a statement follow ing a conference at which a cam paign committee was organized asserted the selection of a run ning mate for President Roosevelt will determine the outcome in the crucial middle west where large numbers of farmers are registered republicans but new dealers Wal lace is an lowan Pennsylvania leaders workinc openly for Wallace are Dr Luther A Harr state campaign manager and intimate friend of Senator Guffey and Meredith Meyer re cently named state chairman as the choice of Guffey The senator himself refrained from any com mitment The Gillette statement made public at Pennsylvania headquar ters said many of the middle western farmers naturally will be attracted to Mr McNary repub lican vice presidential nominee unless they are given a candidate equally attractive to the middle west WILLKIE STAYS BY FORECAST Declares Roosevelt to Accept Nomination Coming on 1 st Ballot COLORADO SPRINGS Colo JU Willkic Wednes day stood on his oftenrepeated prediction that the President Id ac cept nomination for a third term despite his secondhand pro nouncement that he has neither desire nor purpose to be renom inated orreelected Sprawled in his shirt sleeves on a lounge in the Broadmoor hotel the inevitable cigarct in his big hand the republican presidential nominee heard the broadcast of Senator Albeh Barkieys specch from the democratic convention with 10 newspapermen As Barkley delivered Mr Roose y9s rncsSSe on a third term had his secretary Fred RahtcrtaHcit down verbatim Rahter transcribed it before Will kie would dictate a statement which developed into a terse declaration indicating that he still desires to know specifically who his opponent will be before he unlimbers any of his forceful and colorful rhetoric Minimum I One Killed Italian Air Attack ALEXANDRIA Egypt ip One person was killed nndlwo were injured Tuesday night in an Italian air attack on Ihe Alex andria area The raid lasted one hour One of the invading planes was reported shot down by anti aircraft tire Boy 15 Charged With Throwing Monkey Wrench Into Works BIRMINGHAM England A 15 year old bov appeared in juvenile court Wednesday charged literally with throwing a wrench into the machinery Thc prosecutor railed him a saboteur and traitor for caus ing a 15 minute delay at a bnclc j works j The boy fined Si0 sid lie j IJtrcv the wrench because he wns i lued of working PEPPER URGES RESOLUTION ON AID TO BRITAIN Roosevelt Leaders Plan for Nomination Wednesday Evening STADIUM CHICAGO redhot foreign affairs row broke out in ihe resolutions committee Wednesday and threw out ot kilter the streamlined democratic na tional convention schedule of the draftRoosevelt managers The fight delayed completion of the 1940 platform and forced post ponement of its convention con sideration until Wednesday nights session at 7 p m CST The Roosevelt managers had planned lo whip the platform through at 1 p m Wednesday and then recess until 7 p m for nominating speeches and a bulls eye oneballot renomina tion of president The plat form delay reduced the 1 p m session to mere routine It was expected that nomina tions still could be made Wednes day night unless an extended floor battle develops over the platform a possibility The platform fight was started by Senator Claude Pepper ot Florida outspoken advocate of American aid to democracies and a member ot the Roosevelt third term strategy board Pepper demanded that the res olutions committee incorporate a clearcut declaration that the United States will extend to Great Britain and nations resisting ag gression full material aid short of American manpower His proposal yona by the ir man Ijlt 1 J wmca tuia oowed tothe wisties of ihe siaunch isolationist rroup and accepted a strong antinar declaration and substantial llm ifalions on IT S aid to agsres sorresistine nations With the outcome of the resolu tions committee struggle uncertain Senator Alben W Barkley con vention chairman announced that Jlans to approve the platform Wednesday afternoon had been ibandoned and that it would come jefore the convention Wednesday Barkley convened the session at P m Delegate seats were lalf empty and there were great scant spaces in the spectator sec ions Barkley introduced Homer Mat of Champaign in presi of the young democratic lubs of America Attired in a vhte stiil Adams youthful ound faced was given a big hand 5y j many ot whom ooled horns President closeheld ecret is out He does not want to JC rcnominatcd nor to be uresi cnt again Everyone here believes he will accede o a third term draft possibly within 24 hours a step which will dissolve the great political partnership of Roosc veil Garner Farley and com pany If he runs again he will be tho h PlesuDnt ever io challenge he antithird term tradition bv ccepting a third nomination The question of whether Mr ooscveUs name will be placed oimally before the convention in nominating speech still was expected to make the one is said he expected he nomination be bv at lamation y i have no nominating speech c said Ive written no nominai speech and Ive brought none itn inc He continued to inist lie would ot make the speech unless ic ucstcd by air Roosevelt Mack ommated Mr Roosevelt in nd 193G Postmaster General James A fancy the soontorctirc chair man of ihc democratic national committee is opposed to chanr ne the schedule Farley used to boss Ihesc lilUc mailers but Hie word around here is See Harrv Hopkins now i Roosevelt released his dele gates Tuesday night There were around 800 of them more or less committed lo his rcnomination I and another hundred or so on his band wagon He formally advised this convention that he had neith jfiftcsirc nor purpose to be re nominalcd ov rcelcclcd But his llad power I The hied term juggernaut is stil ;