Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 16

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, July 19, 1940

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGrtt SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRTSS AND UNITED PRESS FULL UAggp WHU3 FIVE CENTS A COFX MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 19 1940 THIS PAPCB CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI NO 245 NEW AIRLINE BOOMS PORT DEMAND ii Declares English Have No Idea of Destruction He WiD Bring to Them By LOUIS P LOCHNER BEBLIN IIP Fuehrer Adolf Hitler speaking before the reichs tag Friday night addressed one more appeal to reason in Eng land warning that a world empire would be destroyed if England insists on continuing the fight Hitler emphasized he was not asking peace in the voice of a victor demanding capitulation of the vanquished but rather as a victor proposing a reasonable peace He said that British states men apparently have no con ception of the destruction which would be visited on Eng land 1C Churchill continues to demand a fight to thc finish But one thing is sure he ex claimed no Churchill will be left in that case toattempt the rehabilitation of Britain The people left behind in London alter the great assault he ex Britain Stands by June 4 Declaration of Prime Minister Hitler to Britain Listen to Reason OFFERS PEACE ADDING THREAT TO END EMPIRE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS B E R L I voices one more appeal to Britain offers reasonable a c e with warning of devastation if Britain continues to fight warship beats off terrific nazi bomb attack in channel one raider shot down in sea ROME Raiders who bombed Gibraltar killing three disclosed as Italian planes flew 2000 miles to attack British Mediterranean stronghold H A V A N col umn activities clue Cor dis cussion Sunday at inter American conference Batis ta says Cuba has no fifth col umn problem in 40000 Span ish fascists to Pe tain government grows press demands new men Cornstalks Wave in Wallace Demonstration cal sources in the first reaction speech Fri day said Britain stands by Prime Minister Churchills dec laratSmof June4 to fight on for years if necessary These sources said they had been ex pecting a peace ultimatum since France surrendered and that Britains answerin was the seizure of the French fleet plained would have ideas en tirely different from those of Churchill and his colleagues Touching on RussoGerman re lalions thc fuehrer emphasized that these have been fixed once and for all by a clear delineation of interests Recalling his previous efforts to conciliate England Hitler said his policy of European reorgani zation had been based on a two fold aim Real friendship with Italy and similar relationship with England It would have been a boon to the world if England had accept what it always has been the best infantry in the world In this war the German tank corps has won a place in history X XLA1I other troopt deserve Cornstalks instead of state tanners were used by demonstrators in the tumult followingthe nom ination of Henry Wallace secretary of agriculture tor the vice presidency at the democratic national convention in Chicago Wallace was nominated on the first ballot lowans Pleased by Beating MERCURY ZOOMS The fuehrer did not say what he expected Churchill to do in response lo his peace offer to England but lie left no doubt that any peace would be on German terms V Hitler said he never intended to annihilate or even to harm the existing world He solemnly warned In this hour I feel myself obligated to make one more appeal to reason in England He said he could do this because he was not asking for peace as one vanquished but rather as the vic tor appealing to common sense Count Ciano the Italian foreign minister arrived 15 minutes be fore Hitler and was given a scat of honor opposite the fuehrer is no ground for the pro longation of the war Hitler said The British statesmen probably have no real conception of what it will mean once the German of fensive begins in earnest against the British Isles Churchill would not dare to face the music The people left behind in London would have quite a different conception than that of a government which had fled to Canada Once more I will attempt to be a prophet said Hitler prophesying that world empire will be destroyed unless Enc land listened to reason Churchill he said may think that it is Germany which faces destruction I know it will be England he asserted Naming generals in charge he brought cheers from the rcichstag in each case The taking of Paris he sid was not envisioned in the original plans After Paris fell he said cn nrclemcnt tactics made possible thc crushing of thc French army In this war the German in fantry Ins shown itself to be Hitler said that Englands ef forts to disturb the relationship between Germ anyarid Russia based on a cleardelineation of spheres of interest were doomed to failure He added sarcastically The British statesmen always see so much more slowly Perhaps theyll see this in due time Hitler gave these as the rea sons for his pronouncement Thc necessity to open up to our own people an insight into the historical rareness of the events which we are experienc ing to thank our soldiers and to attempt to direct one this time the to rea son Hitler said derision and mockery erected his Octobsr offer of peace As a result he said France now is down and out Thc terrible misery which came over the French people the misery of fugitives and eva cuees need not have come he said as my offer was aimed at nothing but peace Hitler said Churchill has be gun to bomb thc civilian popu lation in added Thus far I have hardly ans wered this bombardment but when my answer conies it will be terrible for millions of people Churchill should for n change believe me this once a world empire will then be destroyed Hitler said that only the armis tice in the BussoFinnish war prevented allied intervention in Finland Nevertheless they determined to occupy Norvik and if neces sary defeat any NorwegianSwed Best Qualified to Meet McNary Popularity By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor a white house dictated vice presidential nomina tion in its ranks IowaTs delcga i tion to thc national democratic Eoosevelt draft of Wallace fol lowing the first ladys appeal The talk a few minutes after the Wallace nomina tion had been acclaimed had the same silent attention from the crowd which had remained in convention hall well after mid night resistance When he said learned were determined to anticipate them sf Hillor described the German expedition to Norway as thc most glorious chapter of Gor man ivarfare Ji Arter the war we will be able j to recount how numerous severe blows nnd setbacks werc over come and converted into victory he added Thc only remarkable thing about the British was how such miserably equipped and poorly Irained abominable troops could have been employed for such a serious task Hitler then turned to the west ern front French formations began to mass on the Belgian border with the intention of a lightninglike stroke against Germany he said Hitler said that German armed forces toughened by their mighty sweep through Poland and through France wore stronger today than before the war started convention were scattering to their homes Friday forenoon Boos from a McNutt shouting gallery were still ringing in the Hawk eyes cars General satisfaction was expressed over the failure of persons without credentials to control the delegates decision The whole situation recalled gallery conduct in 1932 when a clamor similar to the repeated demonstrations for repeal at both party conventions Drys were hooted down as spokesmen for the lowan almost were Thursday night W What was at the base of the protests against the secretary of agriculture was a matter of con jecture Some held it grew out oC resent ment against alleged dictatorial methods employed in effecting the nomination Others saw a fundamental con flict of interests between thc eco nomic desires of farm and city the one wanting high prices for farm products thc other low prices But to lowans as was effec tively set forth by Frank OCon nor of Dubuque formerly of New Hampton in his nominating ad dress Wallace was believed to be the most effective statement to the admittedly popular Charles this we McNary republican vice presiden tial nominee Mr OConnor praised Wallace for his aid to n striuken agricul lurc and predicted that a Roose vcllWallacc ticket would bring maximum strength to the demo cratic ticket Although the gallery Ucckliiv SPOTTS NORA SPRINGS DIES Funeral Services of 83 Year Old Man to Be Held on Sunday NORA L Spoils 3 died Friday at his home in Nora Springs of infirmities of old c Funeral services for Mr Spotts ill be held at Sunday after noon at the Methodist church with the Eev Robert Davies in charge Bur ial wilt be in Park cemetery Surviving are five children He was pre ceded in dcall by his wife Mr Spotts was bom ncai Akron Ohio Dec 20 185G but moved to Plainfield 111 A i SPOTTS when he was a small boy and in 1871 he came with his parents to Iowa where he grew to manhood and saw th change from miles of unbrolcer prairie to the present time The old Spotts home stone building built bv Trevett in 1863 It was the socia and religious center of that com rnunity in thc earlier days Th first election in Portland town ship Oct 8 1807 was held in th house It torn down by A L vas c Isaa methods against the lowan began i Spotts about 1900 to gain momentum during fllr ng O Connors talk the talk in con tent and delivery was conceded lo be one of the best given here in four days of oratorv Othrr camps were set hack on theirhecls by the dcmonstrJoll for Paul McNutt In the press section he had been assumed to be singularly unpopular The reverse of this was reflected in Thursday nishfs happenings and the former Indiana gover nor is b3inp mentioned as he most likely 134i presidential nominee The same galleries which had been protesting each mention of thc presidents insistence upon Wallace for running mate gave a rapt attention to Mrs Eleanor Heat Wave Continues With Fury Waterloo Reports High of 106 Iowas first real heat wave of the car continued with unabated fury Yiday A blazing sun drove the lercury up into Ihe 100 degree nark in Mason City for the high st temperature of the year Waterloo had an unofficial 106 established or the highest reading Friday af ernoon in Iowa Fort Dodge sweltered under a 03 degree reading Sioux City had 01 and Des Moines an even 100 it 2 p m Other Iowa hot spots Friday af ernoon included Marshalltown 39 owa City 983 Charles City 98 Cedar Rapids 95 Mount Ayr 94 Davenport 83 and Keokuk 927 MIDCONTINENT GRANTED RIGHT TO NEW ROUTE Twin Cities to Kansas City and St Louis Line Through Here The granting of a certifi cate from the civil aeronau tics board to the MidConti nent Airlines Inc for new north and south airline with Mason City as an inter mediate stopping point Fri day set in motion increased efforts for the establishment of a local ailport This is the moment airport enthusiasts have been wait ing for as the final argument for a municipal airport that will meet the needs of mod ern aircraft The MidContinent Airlines was granted a certificate for a new Y shaped roule which will serve Minneapolis and St Paul Des Moines Kansas City Mo and SI Louis as well as intermediate points One section of the route will extend from St PaulMinne apolis to Des Moines with Rochester Minn and Mason City as intermediate points an other section from Des Moines to Kansas City and the third from Des Moines to St Louis with Ottumwa Iowa ana Quin cy 111 as intermediate points Mayor Ariel gh Marshall ex pressed the hope that Mason City will find a way to make use of this opportunity hy acquiring an airport that willmake daily land ings possible The city council thus far he said has not had suf ficient data as lo costs and as to possible federal aid to proceed with the program Officers of the Chamber of Com merce which has fostered the es MINNEAPOLIS 5ROCHESTER MASON CITV apolis the board gave considera from the Mayo clinic from Kansas City and points south and south west of there including South and Central America Rival applicalions by Northwest Airlines Inc and Braniff Air ways Inc werc denied by the authority It also said that the fact that MidContinent already has a service between the Twin Cities and Kansas City might suggest the desirability of entrusting an alternative service between those points by a different route to an other currier added Then the board tablishment of an airport in Ma son City for several years pointed out that this is the decision that lias been awaited as the final ar gument why a local port should be The general expectation was that thc city council would give further study to thc airport project particularly if addition al information on requirements costs and possible federal aid became available if y Service on a new MidContinent Airlines Inc plane route from CONVICTS ROB NEBRASKA BANK 2 Escaped lowans Get Line Up 3 Employes of Bank DILLER Nebr men identified as a pair of Iowa escaped convicts forced their way into the Diller State bank at 9 a m Friday lined three employes up at pistol point scooped up nil the money in sight ana escaped with an estimated 55000 after locking the employes in a vault Willard Beckman bank teller identified the bandits from pic tures officers said as Ivan Sulli van and Lowell Haenze two of Kansas City to Minneapolis via Des Moines and a route from Des Moines to St Louis probably will begin within 45 days J W Miller executive vice president of the airlines at Kansas City stated Friday Miller said the company cently purchased three Lockheed Lodeslar 14passenger trans ports for use on the new route The line now has six Lockheed Electra IGpassciiger transports Thc new route will add approxi mately 700 miles to thc airlines present 1114 mile system which serves Tulsa Kansas City Omaha SiouxCity Sioux Falls Bis marck Huron and Minneapolis At Washington it was pointed out that St Paul and Minne apolis now are connected with Kansas City and St Louis by air lines following somewhat more indirect routes but the board said the advantages of the inaugura tion of the new service to air There is however another factor that of avoiding excessive and wasteful duplication of service and competition which will be de structive first requisite for the estab lishment of a municipal airport be action b jthe council on a petition filed a year ago ask inr that a special election be called to vote on a bond issue for the purchase of the neces sary land and Its development Action on this petition has been delayed because thc council stated that the 350000 called for in the petition seemed insufficient to do more than merely lo get the proj ect under way Council members have expressed themselves as fa voring submission of a sufficient bond issue to thc voters which would give Mason City an airport acceptable to the airlines and meeting CAA requirements y if What the amount of this bond issue should be has not yet been established to thc satisfaction of the council members they assert ed at their meeting last Monday Several months ago the Cham ber of Commerce requested the council to call a special election as soon as the certificate had been granted by the CAA for operation of an airline through Mason City At the July 1 council meeting a communication from the Chamber of Commerce board of directors requested the council lo take steps to ascertain the amount of thc bond issue required and call thc special election as soon as possible regardless ol CAA action on thc certificate This request was answered by the council with the statement that they did not 3ret have suffi cient information on which to act FR AGREES TO SERVICE CALL IN BANGER TIE Wallace Nominated for Vice President With Boos and Cheers By W B KAGSDALE CHICAGO President Roosevelt deciding that in a time of public danger he could not turn his back upon a call to ser vice accepted Friday a third term nomination from a demo cratic convention which amid boos and cheers chose Secretary Henry A Wallace of Iowa for his run ning mate While 20000 persons sat m a midnight hush in Chicago stad ium the president told them by radio from the white house that only the people themselves can draft a president If such a draft be made upon me I say in the utmost simplic ity I will with Gods help con tinue lo serve with the best of my ability and with the fullness of my strength he said But he explained as had Mrs Roosevelt an hour earlier that the times were so fraught with danger that he would be able to do little campaigning But I shall never be loalh he said to call the attenlion of the nation to deliberate or unwitting falsifications of fact which are sometimes made by political can travelers and lo the users of the air and express would out three men who escaped from the I resultant to the Fort Madison Iowa penitentiary June 22 and later were idcntiticd as he trio who robbed the State bank of Wilbcr Nebr June 29 Wilbcr is 25 miles north of this southeast Nebraska community of 400 BOND ISSUE REJECTED WAUKON By a vote of SIS lo 578 Waukon residents re jected a special election proposal to issue bonds for construction a municipal light plant didates He said all the needs of human security had not been met much more needed to be done But he added progress along free lines is gravely endangered fay what is happening to other continents Then he continuedin a grave If our own government passes to other hands next u n tc i e d hands inexperienced can merely hope and pray that they will not substitute appeasement and compromise with those who seek to destroy all de mocracies everywhere Ulrs Roosevelt sat on Ihe speakers stand listening in tently Once she closed her eyes for a long time Friends have said she did not want her hus band to run that Iier persona wish was to retire to the quiet of the Hudson valley She had sat through the long and emotiontorn session when men yelled bitterly we want a democrat for vice president re ferring to the fact fhat Secretary of Agriculture Wallace was a re publican until 1928 And she had seen Paul V Mc Kutt of Indiana turn aside a tre mendous ovation to urge delegates not to vote for him for vice presi dent She had watched other dele Sates vote lustily for Speaker Wil liam B Bankhead for the post only to yield up the nomination to Wal lace on the first roll call Wallace got 127 and a fraclion voles Bankhead got 329 and Mc Nutt in spite the effort he made to hold to the evient of turning the bulk of his Indiana delegation to Wallace 66 and a fraction voles The others were scattered among 1C j candidates The delegates had been con vinced that only by choosing presidents choice they induce Sir Itoosc Iowa Victim Killed by Tram Identified COUNCIL BLUFFS tives identified the body of a man hilled on North Western railroad tracks near hexe as that of Ed ward Campbell 72 of Dubuque Coroner L J Taylor said Engin eer Art Fletcher of Boone told authorities when he saw the man sitting on the tracks it was too late to stop the train Roosevelt in her brief talk ap Germany has a greater supply Dealing tor help from nil fnr her c most difficult job South Dakota Shows Population Decline of munitions Iron gasoline food huband in tic and other essentials are more than ever rcpocd in pop icm adequate he declared regardless i There was a perceptible diminj illation is 640933 a decline of Maximum M inp IpntTlh rtf I i one mnn SIOUX FALLS S Dak The unofficial South Dakota pop The Weather FORECAST IOWA Gencralljfair and continued warm Friday night and Saturday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy with widely scattered thunder showers Friday night and Sat urday little change in tempera ture IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis tics Maximum Tliursiiay Minimum Thursday At 8 a m Friday Ycnr of thc length of the war ishing of the protesLs against the864 persons since 1930 Minimum government The growth in tlie demand for the services of air transportation is rapid the board commented The rate nf growth has even been accelerated Routes that might have been hard o justify a year ago on thc score of thc relation between service given and cost to the government now present them selves in a much more favorable light and others which could not even now be considered as prov ing public convenience and neces sity will no doubt do so present ing a prospect of satisfactory eco nomic status and the avoidance of an unreasonably heavy burden on government in the early stages of operation by virtue of another year or two of general growth in air tratfie The public interest to be served Ihe board continued is not the local interest of thc par ticular community directly af fected by the proposed route but rather the national mlerest in the development of an air transport system adapted to tde present Mid future needs of the cnlirc country In making Rochester an inlpr mediate point although entailing Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace was in rare nood humor after learning that he was apparently frcMrtcnl choice as the vice presidential candidate on the democratic ticket ;