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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS OES K DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAXES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS WffiCS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 2371940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT U JuX 25 lyjlj THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 248 NAZISGfLRIPLY READY TO ACT HOLY FAMILY IS WILLED SUM BY PAT CORCORAN Niece in St Louis to Have Comfortable Income During Life The will of pat W Corcoran remembered by associates here as a frugal and unpretentious bach elor who denied himself most of modern lifes comforts was filed in district court Tuesday It indi cated an estate of close to I do not know the value of the estate said L R Boomhower local attorney who was named executorand trustee in the will out it will be a very largo estate fudge 1M H Kepler who ad milted it to probate required a bond of from Mr Boomhower o cover personal property No bond is required for real estate or registered bonus according to law Bulk of tiie estate was left for the use of a niece Mrs Birdie Hirsch SL Louis Mo who ac cording to the will is to receive amounts as in the discretion the trustee shall be necessary for her use comfort and enjoy ment Upon her death the remainder 01 the estate shall go to the Holy Family church in Mason City ac cording to the terms of the will which expressly provided that no part of the estate should go to Mrs Hirschs husband or heirs Corcoran lived at 328 Sec ond northwest for inany years he was taken to a RochesferTMinn hospital where he died July 10 Largest cash bequests were P Fleming and a000to Mrs Ella Boomhower bath distant relatives He left S500 each to Anna Fay Tressa Kelly and Mary Multrone cousins liv ing in South Dakota and a like amount to Mrs Kathryn Evans I mother of the tenant on his acre farm near Joice The will also provided that un paid rents on the farm prior to due from the tenant T H Evans should be canceled and that thc rental should be con tinued for five years at goin rental rates The Holy Family church also was willed 5500 for masses for Mr Corcoran and his immediate relatives and the Bristol Catholic cemetery association is to receive 5aOO for the care of the family lot in which he his parents and brothers and sisters are buried He was the last surviving of the immediate family Mr Corcoran came here ap proximately 20 years ago after re tiringfrom active management of the Worth county farm He came to Worth county as a Email boy will his parents from his birth place at Broadhcad Wis Mrs Hirsch was in Mason City Tuesday in connection with ness concerning the estate MILITARYDRILL BILL PREPARED Committee Approves Compulsory Measure to Register 42 Million Vast Changes Already Made in Europe Makes Return to PreWarStatus Impossible By DeWITT MACKENZIE PI i Associated Press Foreign Analyst tltisH Fovegn Minister Halifax that won t stop lighting until freedom for ourselves am others as secure would seen from all the evidence at the present attitude of hi or Wills Large Estate to Church before the nazi fuehrer expansion Undoubtedly it is Brit ains purpose to do its utmost to achieve this Still it does in fact represent such a tall order that one may be justified in doubting if it could be filled The political economic and social changes which war al ready has made in Europe and in he far east as well are so farreaching that to my mind there can be no returning to the old order HumptyDumpty cant be put together again no matter how the war turns out Latvia Lithuania have been absorbed WASHINGTON ten ate military committee gave its ap proval Tuesday to comprehensive compulsory military training call ins for registration of 42000000 men between 18 and 64 years Chairman Sheppard D Tex said the committee expected to work out all details of the training legislation Wednesday and have the bill ready for senate action next week War department spokesman said the system contemplated ac tual military training to be limited to about 1500000 men beween 21 and 30 years during the first year selected from a group esti mated to number 11500000 Later those drafted would come from thc 21 to 45 age groups esti mated at 24000000 including those who had already been reg islercd in thc first call Th jcnato committee approved ft training period of one year for those drnftct and a base pay equal lo Hint of the lower gradet in thc navy and other armed foives This base rate starts at month I think perhaps it is a subcon scious recognition of this which impels the remark we frequently hear that civilization is being de stroyed Well civilization isnt being destroyed of course though it is receiving a rough manhan dling what most people really have in mind when they thus use the term civilization loosely is that a mode of life which has been kind to them is threatened with radical change The case ol Poland illustrates rather well what I mean in refer ring to the difficulties of restora tion This country hasbeentorn asunder and now is part Germah part Russian Suppose England did win the war and was able to make the German part of Poland again about the Russian section Presumably complete restoration would mean that Britain also must trounce the soviet and take back the red por tion of Poland But that isnt the half Sup pose hat Poland were restored to its prewar boundaries Nazidom has left a heavy politi cal imprint on one half and holshevism on the other The complexion of the population has been altered by the immi gration of Germans and Rus sians The social structure has been changed over a area by thc liquidation of great numbers of the aristocracy You might get another Poland but not ths old one So you can go on throughout much of Europe The three little Baltic state and Russia and sovietizcd Defeat of Germany wouldnt restore them to their old status and it wouldnt Sive Finland back thc territory which the bolshevists seized and made communistic The numerous countries occu pied by Germany are being nazi whole social structure is being brought in line with Hit lenan ideas In the case ofIYance the republican government has given way to a totalitarian rule Other states are modifying or changing outright their govern ments in an effort to make the going easier Rumania for in stance recently inaugurated a government on the nazi pattern and leaned towards Gcrmany Now Russia is said lo be advs this Balkan state to adopt a popular form of government Whole populations have been moved from some districts of Europe to others Refugee peo ples arc drifting about thc con tinent forever separated from tfieir old homes The whole complexion of the old world as you and I have known it is beins changed Along with all the rest the ec onomic life and standard of living have been upset for ageneration in most countries of Europe Take England You read that the government is about to clamp on more taxa tion in order to finance the war Already the man in the street is paying an income tax of about 40 per cent besides indirect taxes fjow it is to be boosted towards the oO per cent mark and it is said that the little fellow who crrns only 58 a week may have to piy income tax So whether we like it or not we are goms lo have a brand new Emope Maybe it will be Gar den of Eden iiid mayhap it will next door to Hades Time alone HEAT ENGULFS IOWA NO HOPE OF RELIEF SEEN Stagnation of High and Low Pressure Areas Is Reported BULLETIN Peter XJreen farmer from the Hayfjeld vicin ity dropped dead from the heat Tuesday afternoon in the Gar ner stockyards where he had gone to sell some hogs Attending physicians said death was due to heart disease attributed to the intense heat Blistering heat engulfed Iowa Tuesday for the sixth consecutive day with the Iowa weather bureau holding out no hope of relief in the near future The bureau said the mercury was expected to soar to 102 de grees in Des BfMaesTuesday afternoon and improbably would be warmer elsewhere in the state Mondays heat sent thermome ters rocketing to 103 degrees at Foit Dodge and 102 at Spirit Mercury Booms to 100 in Mdson City The mercury boomed lo 100 in Mason City at about oclock Tuesday afternoon but al 3 oclock retreated to 98 Lake Spencer and Eldora Mason Citys high was 9G Temperatures stood at about nine degrees above normal Tues day morning Monday nights lowest reading was 63 at Fort Dodge The bureau said that no general break was expected in the heat wave that has stifled a large por tion of the country The forecast ers attributed it to stagnation of igh and low pressure areas and said that although some rainfall would occur north ot Iowa no re lief was foreseen here Numerous Iowa heat prostra tions have been reported Working at the Garner farm of his brother E S Vikcn Sam Viken Monday afternoon was overcome by heat The tempera ture reached 101 at Garner fol lowing n brief slower Will Wcise Livermore who is employed in Luverne on a WPA project was overcome by the heat Monday noon UO DEATHS REPORTED DUKIXG HEAT WAVE By the Associated Press Scattered thundershowers giv ing only temporary and slight re lief from thc heat wave was the best the weatherman could offer at of the sweltering nation Tuesday The U S weather bureau Chicago reported that the pio tiactcd hot spell now a week old for some wilted regions probably would conlinue for at least mice days more Virtually all the nation cast o the from tlie siz zling heat Temperatures of 100 or higher were reported Monday irom such scattered points as Montana Minnesota and Arizona At least 180 deaths were at tributed directly or indirectly to the torrid weather Thirty one persons in 12 states were listed as heat victims In 31 states there were H9 drowning victims among the millions who sought relief at the beaches A E Anderson statefederal agricultural statistician at Omaha webr said the heat wave was creating a serious crop situation in that section He reported that even sudan a drought resisting sorghum was beginning to suffer Phoenix Ariz reported a high Monday of 112 ilcKrecs and luma 110 It was 105 at Rapid Cilv S Dak and 103 al Minneapolis and Si Paul Five Montana cilics had readings of 100 or above Miles Cilv topping Ihe list with 103 URGE MANDATE IF AREAS FACE THREATBYAXIS US Delegates Offer Plan at Conference Long Railroad Proposed St By J C STARK HAVANA The United ates delegation placed before the anAmerican chancellors confer nce Tuesday a project designed o set up machinery immediately for an interAmerican mandate ver European possessions in this emisphere The mandate would become ef ective in case such possessions were menaced with a change of overeignty f The United Sfafes project was submitted in the form of a pro posed convention to bind the 21 American countries into a joint trusteeship of the various Euro pean colonies in this hemis phere A separate resolution called for the establishment or a committee to take over any possessions which might be menaced piioi to ratification ot the joint trustee ship by the convention A project for building a grea transcontinental railway through the steaming jungles and moun tains of South America as a de fense measure was expected to he presented to the conference lati Wednesdayunder tin sponsorship of Bolivia This project met with keen in terest In conference halls Some delegates believed the plan to JinK thc Atlantic with the Pacific in lower South America would be al most ts good as another Panama canal for defense purposes United States security and eco nomic proposals to safeguard the western hemisphere were trans lated into resolutions as the dele gates began their task compos ing clashing viewpoints Besides the peace commission the neutrality and economic com missions began deliberations Leopold IMelo of Argentina who has cautioned the confer ence against actions based on conjectural hypothesis was elected president of Jhe neutral ity commission and Eduardo Suarez Mexican finance min ister was named chairman of the economics commission A coordination commission winch will be responsible for such details as translating resolutions went to work long befoife the three main commissions convened A A Beile Jr a United States delegate attended sessions of the neutrality and economics commis sions as an observer The big three commissions confined their morning activity to organization and appointment of subcommittees It was understood no resolutions would be presented Tuesday Already apparent was Argen tina s hesitating altitude toward broad commitments which might affect her future trade relations with Europe aoid which she feared might result in losses which would not be offset on concrete economic benefits from Ihe United States or other Amer icans republics Cuban Welcomes Hull the presidential palace in Havana in honor o delegates to the inter r The conference of 21 American repubEcl fs tne HULL LASHES Hickenlooper REDS ON BALTIC annihilation Ihrec Baltic Latvia and Russia Declares U S Opposed to Absorbing Estonia Latvia and Lithuania WASHINGTON Sunnier Welles acting secretary of atafe Tuesday denounced as deliberate i Soviet In a formal statement given out at his press conference Welles de clared The people of the United jtates are opposed to predatory activities no matter whether they are carried on by the use of force or by the threat of force Although the communist parlia nenls of the three small nations lave voted to seek union with So viet Russia after red troops had moved into their countries the act ng secretary of state said the Jnited States would continue lo ecognize the ministers of the Bal ic republics as thc ministers of sovereign governments now under duress Assets of the three countries in he United been placed under a treasury licensing system o forestall their possible confis cation Saves Woman From Pool CEDAR HAPIDS 4VLieu B Hickenlooper was Gov B credited Tuesday with having rescued Mrs R F McGinnis r Cedar Rapids from possibl drowning in the Cedar Rapids Country club swimming pool Mon day night Pool lights were on but guards bad gone off duty When the crowd around thc pool first noticed the victim they believed her to be another woman Known lo be an excellent swim mer merely engaging in some water sport After Mrs McGin ms who had accidentally gotten into deep water called for help Htckenlooper raced across thc pool and brought her out Secretary ot Stale Hull scarcely lad finished his broad outline of defense and economic plans spon sored by the United States late Monday when Melo warned the fathering against rushing into ac tions based on conjectural hypo thesis Other speakers however gen erally supported Secretary Hulls version of dangers besetting the new world because of aggressive military and economic methods on their continents seemngly undiscouraged ArSenine position similar 1010 at the Lima conference in iaj8 moved ahead wilh drafting oc resolutions embodying his gov ernments proposals The resolutions were prepared or study by commissions assigned o specific subjects Hull clearly was receptive to modifications lo incorporate the of other governments He loped thc resolutions thus would cmcrsc as the recommendations of lie full commissions as a step oward the unanimity which he ought as proof continental ohdanty livilians Capture Two German Airmen I LONDON is a story of a farmers daughter a milkman and a shotgun The milkman and the farmers daughter armed with a shotgun captured two German airmen on tlie English southeast coast Tuesday alter the nazis twinengined fighter was snot down The Weather FORECAST IOWA Parlly cloudy and continued warm scattered Ihun dershowers northwest and north central Tuesday nighl and Wed nesday MINNESOTA Parlly cloudy scattered thundershowers con tinued warm Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tic Maximum Monday Minimum Monday nihi KK At 8 a m Tuesday X2 Rain Trarc YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum RS S3 REPORT NAZIS CONCENTRATING Greatly Increased Activity in Belgium Holland Is Observed LONDON has been greatly increased activity jn dockyards and railways ot Ger mnomipied Belgium and the during the last seven Jays neutral sources reported luesday night These sources iid Germans apparently were con centrating military supplies in the western lowlands There was no confirmation of thc report in British quarters ANHEMSEY WINS IN GOLF SPORTS BULLETIN DES MOINES W Otto thc Atlantic youngster who plays a veterans game of golf defeated Lois Penn of Des Moines 4 and 2 in the first round of the Iowa womens golf meet here Tuesday But Kathleen Corey of Cedar Rapids served notice on the At lantic favorite that the tourna ment wouldnt be any walkaway by eliminating Mrs Glenn Shortcss of MarshalUown Iowa 9 and 7 wilh an 11 hole score two under womens par Ann Casey of Mason City de feated Louise Cordmglcy f Dcx Mtines 7 and i and Kern uilson of Mason Citv lost by default English Tax on Incomes 42 V2 Per Cent LONDON UB Great Britain Tuesday boosted the income tax to 421 per cent as Sir Kings ey Wood chancellor of the ex chequer presented to the house f commons supplementary esti natcs in the nations largest war budget in history calling for ex penditures in the current fiscal of 3467000000 313868 Thc government announced an ncrease of one penny 1 23 enls per pint in the tax on beer of two shillings about 40 ents per pound of tobacco Em pire preference will be maintained on wines and tobacco The lax on light wines was boosted GO cents i gallon and on heavy wines 80 cents a gallon For Ihe first time in British history it was announced the income tax on salaries and wanes will be deducled al the source either each week or each month Announcing that Britains week ly war expenditures had grown from 50000000 pounds a week to 57000000 Wood told the house that the nation was called upon to meet an estimated deficit 2200000000 58800 000000 in order to push the war against Germany at its presen rate of intensity Wood addressed the house the day alter Lord Halifax foreigi secretary had replied with a ring ing no to Adolf Hitlers bid for peace on his terms The chancellor of the excheque said the government was deter mined to prevent inflation al thoughit meant drastic increases i thc general tax burden He announced that the surtai on Incomes exceeding 2000 pound a year 58000 would be increasec from 25 cents lo the pound to 40 cents and that income tax on the first 165 pounds of taxable in come would be five shillings or to the pound compared to the present tax of about 85 cents Considerably increased taxa tion is essential from both the financial and economic stand points in our present situation Wood explained We must pro cure widespread and drastic re trenchment in the forms of per sona expenditure not absolutely necessary He said the highest rate of sur tax would be about SlSO to the pound on incomes 20000 pounds Heretofore that surtax has been applied to incomes 30000 pounds Wood emphasized that the gov ernment in absorbing the nations excess income by taxation was applying the new rates to all classes An increase of 10 per tern was applied to tlie duty on estates or more than 10000 pounds 540000 and the income tax he said will uc graduated lo 1 peak rate rr IS shillings or about out of ev ery pound so that on incomesex ceeding 20000 pounds 880000 the government will take nine tcntbs of every pound The chancellor said the new in come taxes would increasereve nue this year by 60000000 S240 an increase amounting to 84000000 5335000000 for a lull year Illustrating Hie rjffcd uf the new Wood married man with two children and an in come of IOOO pounds 54 000 would pay 210 10 shillings and 10 pence S8I2I7 instead of 1RO sjx shillings md three pence STH as formerly NAZIS DECLARE DIE CAST IN HALIFAX TALK Blitzkrieg Against Britain Intimated by High Official Sources BULLETIN BERLIN planes bombs on half a dozen major British ports airfields and a naval base Tuesday An au thorized source said there Is nothingmore to discuss the die is cast f By FREDEItlCK C OESCHNER BERLIN nazi ources said Tuesday that a speech by Viscount Halifax British for eign minister was a final answer Aciolf Hitlers to reason and intimated it would be followed up bv action Halifaxs speech for us pre sents the final negative answer to Hitlers offer an authorized informant said Halifax sairi no in behalf of the British government and thc British people To this there is only one answer and it does not consist ot words From the German side there is nothing more to discuss The die is cast Nazis took particular exception to the religious tone of Lord Hali faxs speech and his reference to Hitler as antiChrist Hypocritical piousity ex claimed a spokesman He walks with aJ3ible in his hands but be hind him stalks the devilGer many has shown she knows how to deal with praying people as well as fighting people Lord Halifax if was said failed lu recognize the true sig nificance of Hitlers speech when he saiil thai Hitler merely threatened Whether tlie fuehrer was merely threatening or nnl will soon be slioun said an inform BKCLTXES TO COIHMENT ON REPRISAL KAIDS Prime Minister Churchill de clined to commit Britain Tuesday on whether she would make re prisal raids on Rome and Berlin if London were bombed The prime minister mildly re proved conservative Oswald Lewis for ashing that such raids be made declaring If the answer were in the nega tive it would remove a deterrent upon the enemy it were in the affirmative it might spur him to increase his preparations and add to the difficulties ot our airmen if it were noncommittal it would not add to the enlightenment of Mr Lewis Although lie enemy frequent ly volunteers statements of his in tentions through various channels these arc nearly always found to be untruthful and giver for pur pose 01 miflcadins I should be very sorry if Mr bv mak ing inquiries about future mili tary operations were to tempt me into a course of that character The German wireless in a dis patch picked up in New York gave substantially the same view of Lord Halifaxs speech quoting veil informed Berlin sources and idded Facts must now spealc it s declared in Berlin and respon ibility for all that is coming as vas repeatedly and clearly stated rom the German side and re icntly by the fuehrer now falls n Churchill and those British Politicians who also in this case referred simply to reject trie uehrcrs offer without discussing t A hitll command communique ssertcd that German planes had Kmbed port establishments air ports antiaircraft batteries and carchlight position in Great Bri ain The ports of Pembroke in luding petroleum reservoirs Chatham Slieerness Edinburgh nd Aberdeen were particularly lombecl the communique said At sea it was asserted a small erman submarine sank 18001 ons of British convoyed shipping nd German airplanes struck three British merchant ships British planes thc communique aid continued their attacks on ionmilitary objectives in norlh 111 arid western Germany dam ging thereby a village church and ome houses One British plane vas shot down it was said and ne German plane was missing Of the British bombings newspapers had blazoned in their headlines that Prime Min ister Winston Churchill had re plied lo Hitters offer wilh bombs The newspapers spread head lines across first pages describing air raids during the weekend say ing that 18 persons had been killed and 27 wounded seriously in three towns The official news agency in a report ot thc speech said Halifax had interpreted Hitlers appeal to common sense as a threat It termed unctuous Halifaxs re marks on thc tragedy that a Ger man victory would bring to the world Many newspapers published an attack on newspapers throughout Kuropc by Helmut Sucndcrman chief of staff of the official press chief He denounced newspapers which dare in July 1940 still to offer their rcjdccs whole pages ;