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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or COWP DES MCt HOME EDITION MASON VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ewe THE NEWSfAPrt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NHGHiORS LEASED WIRES JASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 241940 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NAZI PLANES BOATS DRIVEN BACK in Battle British Bomb Nazi Bases linnr TA ninnr r fTUOCO HOPE TO CLOSEPut HAVANA CUBA g TALKS JULY 30 3 Major Commissions Hold Secret Sessions on New World Problems HAVANA major commissions of the conference of the 21 American republics were called into secret session Wednes day asthe delegates hoped for speedy agreement on methods of dealing with western hemisphere problems They planned to conclude the conference July 30 unless some emergency arises Rio Janeiro was considered a certain choice for their next meeting Already in the hands of the commissions were the United States suggestions of colonial man dates and economic cooperation Other proposals including meth ods of dealing with fifth column activities were expected to be offered Wednesday for prelimin ary study The commission on maintenance of peace headed by United States Secretary of State Cordcll Hull had bcforeit a proposal to set up collective trusteeship over west ern hemisphere colonies of Euro pean nations in the event of any attempt by another nonAmerican stale to acquire them THe first draft of this resolution V joint v mandate Tnnlrr by rUti fying republics and would operate when any nation saw its security A committee including one representative from each rati fying nation would exercise the trusteeship but would vest au thority in a commission includ ing onemember from each of three countries selected on geo graphic economic and strategic considerations The general committee would determine whatever military or naval assistance was needed The draft made clear that only temporary control was contem plated with eventual return of the colonies to the original sovereigns or ultimate independencc The neutrality commission headed by Leopoldo Melo of Ar gentina expected to receive a sub committees report coordinating resolutions affecting interAmeri can neutrality Secretary Hull conferred pri vately with the Argentine delega tion which was reported to be taking a hesitant attitude regard ing any broad commitments fear ing an adverse effect on Argen tinas future trade Europe relations with WASHINGTON UR High army officials told a house com mittee Wednesday it was reported that the total defense program for the army including compulsory registration to start within five weeks will cost next year That iigure is 31200000000 more than is contemplated in the present total de fense bill now before the house deficiency appropriations commit tee Additional requests however may not be necessary for several months it was indicated Revelation this expanded program for the army came as Secretary of War Henry L Slim son Assistant Secretary of War Louis Johnson and high ranking army officers asked the committee to approve immediately the armys approximately share in the total defense bill Most of that money will be used for mechanization tanks and for 15000 more planes for the air corps Some of these funds also is due to be used for starting the ma chmery for carrying out Americas urst peacetime conscription act That act has not been approved nut the senate military affairs committee was scheduled to rec ommend Wednesday that the sen ate pass it and debate is due to start in the senate nest week The conscription law the modified re BurkeWadsworth bill would re quire registration of every mals in the country between the ages of 18 and 64 for defense duty Woman Who Escaped Reformatory Found by U Year Old Girls YORK Nebr Emily Van Sickles 59 was back in the state womens reformatory Wed nesday continuing a 10year man slaughter term for starving her stepdaughter Two 11 year old girls Helen Burnham and Virginia Woodhead found Mrs Van Sickles Tuesday night a few hundred yards from the Burnham home here The woman was calling for water Mrs Van Sickles who escaped Monday night told Sheriff L M Brock she hurt her leg in crawling over a reformatory fence and had been unable to go any farther Gamer Man Hit by Ball Hurt Over Eye Wesenberg is recovering from a painful injury he received Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a baseball while playing with the Garner Red Sox in an independent game at Osage Mr Wesenbergs glasses were broken and he suffered a large gasli over his left eye 103 REPORTED HERE FOR NEW HIGH THIS YEAR Clarion Man Is Fifth Victim in Iowa to Succumb to Heat The mercury smashed upward to 103 Wednesday afternoon lor a new high this year in Mason City as the state sweltered in tem peratures that at some points reached 104 Wednesday the holiest day in Mason City since July 27 193ff The year 1936 was when heat records were smashed for Ihis section Ihc mercury on July 15 of that year bubbling up to a maximum of 111 Meanwhile the fifth victim of the seven day heat wave was re ported in Iowa Numerous heat prostrations were reported from various sections Logan and Clarion showed maximums of 104 It was 103y in Fort Dodge Fifth lowan to die from the heat was Martin Sorenson 66 a farm hand who was found dead in a pasture on the Ray mond Swope farm half a mile north of the Greyhound station 5 miles from Clarion Tuesday evening V Sorenson had gone out to the pasture to bring in a cow and when he did not return a search was conducted He was found at p m Death from excessive heatwas the verdict of the coroner The victim will be buried at Bel mond He had no known relatives in this section MrsSabina Ramirez 69 died Tuesday night in a hospital at Council Bluffs where she was tak en after collapsing from the heat earlier in the day Weather forecasters pointed out that there was a more prominent low area to the south but the high pressure area over the southeastern states remained Temperatures stood at 10 de grees aOove normal Wednesday morning after reaching a low Tuesday night of 63 degrees at Inwood Skies remained generally clear over the entire state Small amounts of rainfall were reported but the weather bureau said they brought only local relief of short duration Inwood had 34 of an inch rain Sioux City 27 Cherokee 11 Estlftryille 03 Some points in North Iowa also listed small amounts The forecast called for general showers in extreme northwestern Iowa Two lowans died Tuesday of heart attacks physicians said were due in part to the heat Isaac Norman 75 of Decatur died in a Leon office and Peter Green 58 Hayfield farmer died at the Gar ner stockyard where he had gone to sell hogs X If Heat Wave Covers Wide V S Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wilted half of the nation cried again Wednesday but the blazing sun gave no sign of re lenting From the eastern seaboard to the great plains it was the same story it has been for a week rising temperature possibly scat tered fhundershowers butno real rehet in prospect At i least 247 deaths in the nation were a tnbutcd to heat and drownings The sun was on the job early and gave indications of improving on Tusedajs job of shooting the mercury up to as high as 115 in Pierre S Dak and above the 100 mark in other places The national death toll due to the wave amounted to 72 deaths from the drowning heat and 175 from ly fair weathe and continued warm scattered thunder Hull Takes Leading Role in Conference to back a program for hemisphere HAYFIELD MAN VICTIM OF HEAT Green farmer from the Hayfield vicinity dropped dead from the heat Tues day afternoon in the Garner stockyards where he had gone to sell some hogs Attending physicians said death was due to heart disease attribut ed to the intense heat Green 58 was born in Russia served in the RussianJapanese war and came to this country shortly after the turn of the ceZ tury He had lived in the Hayfield community for 2R years 0 of which were spenton the same farm He is survived by his widow three sons and five daughters The sons are Adam of Britt and George and Peter Jr at home Two daughters Molly and Anna live at home The others are mar Britain Claims Nazis Have Lost 4000 Planes to Date Declare England Is Claim Ships in British Convoy Hit BERLIN of a British submarine two patrol Joats a mine sweeper and two large merchant ships was claimed V theGerman high command Wednesday as Adolf Hitlers gen erals waited for the word to benn the longexpected attack on Brit ain The merchant ships totaling 14 00 tons were picked out of an armed British convoy by a subma rine the high command said The other surface ships as well as the British undersea craft were des troyed by nazi bombers The high command also de clared that nazi bombers had wrought extensive damage southern England Tuesday hil ling several rail Jines and roads as well as reserve barracks The communique claimed the 6 U14ut atsauisi in destruction of two planes It estuary east of London CmillinH tllli f 1 ml J Overhauling Germany l of Skies LONDON Germany has lost 4000 to 5000 planes since th war began British sources as serted Wednesday in support of a claim that Britain gradually overhauling Germany in the rac for control of the skies The royal air force is gaining power through more than dou bled home production plus in creased American deliveries these sources said although COn cedinr that German mass pro duction probably has raised tlie nazis numerical strength higher than at the outset of hostilities Estimates Jast September placed the German air force of first line warplanes at 5000 to 8 000 as compared with Britains 3000 to 4000 Reuters British news agency said well informed London circles figured German production planes is being maintained ANN CASEY IS AGAIN WINNER Phyllis Otto Also Wins Second Round t Match of Tourney SPORTS BULLETIN DES MOINES ff PhyiUs Otto lo year old Atlantic phot maker submerged Mrs Dave Bonella of Ottumwa 8 and 6 in their second round match in the state womens golf tournament bills Cdnesday on Wakondas Miss Otto the tournament med alist and favorite registered a on the outside nine two under par The tally included a conced On the hole or the 12 holes she was two under 3r Ann Casey of Mason City elim inated another Ottumwa entrant Mrs L A Taylor with a 9 and 7 decision On the outside nine Miss Casey carded a 44 three over par Mrs H R staats Davenports star overcame Mary Weaver Bur hngton entry 3ftnd 2 Carding a 44 on the outride Indy Morton of Okoboji whipped Mrs Carla Logan of Kcokuk 7 6 11 ItllllUL around about 1800 a month and added That is a figure which Britain may be said today to be rapidly approaching although she has yet to overhaul it The British admitted that by the end of summer the air battles so far fought may appear insignifi cant but pointed to their balance sheet of the first month of daily engagements and the start of the second Reuters said since June 17 when Germany launched mass ail attacks against England the plane losses compiled from official Brit ish records gave this score German planes shot down 133 British 91 The nazi losses were given as S3 bombers chiefly Heinkcl Ills Dormer 1TS and Junkers and 87s and 41 fighters niesserschmitt 109s and 110s Royal air force losses were given as 69 bombers and 22 fighters The British estimated that 400 German airmen were killed or captured from June 17 to July 17 Reuters said Germans 5 loss far less could the RAF and observed this neatly redresses injustice done to Britain when 400 German airmen taken prisoner in the battle of France largely as a result of TIAF action were released by the Fetain crnment Reuters said German planes only about twothirds of what the British planes do GARNER FARM HOME BURNS John Imlay Forced lo Leap From 2ndStory Window to Call Help GARNER The John Imlay farm home miles north of Earner was badly damaged by fire early Wednesday morning Imlay was trapped in an up stairs bedroom and was forced to ump to the ground He ran to a neighbors to call Thc Garner fire department spent two hours quenching the blaze Damage is as yet unascertained but will amount to several hun dred dollars The fiic its origin yet undiscovered started in The kitchen on the first floor CLEAR WAY TO RETURN HAENZE Robbery Claims Are Released So Murder Charge Can Be Pressed LINCOLN agreement by Jefferson and Saline county au thorities their immed iate bank robbery claims agains LowellTTaenie 27 the way was virtually clear Wednesday for re turn of the escaped Iowa prisoner the destruction of three British planes during Ii A F raids to that state to face a possible murder charge Haenze wounded in both legs before his capture at Marysville s last week after the robbery the Oilier Nebr bank is wanted by Iowa in connection with the death of Robert Hart Fort Madison Iowa prison guard Hart was killed in an attempted break m which Iowa authorities charge Haenze Ivan Sullivan and Forrest Estes who had previously escaped took part from the out side Sullivan charged with aid ing Haenze in the Diller robbery was recaptured in Missouri and is at Fort Madison Estes is still at large Jefferson county authorities Have Nebraska State Sheriff Lang said agreed to waive their claim against Haenze for the Diller rob bery and Saline county officers will waive a claim against him for participation in a Wilbcr bank robbery two weeks ago Final action on Haenzcs return with Governor Cochran who Tuesday said he would release the prisoner it Iowas claim is stronger than Nebraskas Ivan Sullivan Capture Recalls Kidnaping of Emmetsburg Official EMMETSBURG Thc capture ind return to Fort Madison pen teniiary of Ivan Sullivan who escaped from there June 22 re called to local residents the crim nals brief appearance in Emmets burg five years ago Sullivan then only 23 vcars of age kidnapped County Treasurer Caspar Nelson robbed him and ted him to a tree in the country o stop him from giving an alarm The desperado staged a similar at Estherville a few weeks ater but was apprehended there nd sentenced to Fort Madison At hat time Palo Alto county of Jcials held a warrant for him on rounds of kidnapping and rob bery with aggravation but dis it when Sullivan was taken o the penitentiary 3olice Catch 6 Boys n Cherry Orchard With Help of Boys SCOTTSBLUFF Nebr wo policemen caught six boys aiding a cherry orchard but not vithout the boys cooperation While one officer herded three loys toward the police station the i mmi uuiiiig me day iro northern and western Ger English channel to Scotland GERMAN MOTOR TORPED060ATS PUT TO CHASE 6 German Vessels Believed to Have Been on Scouting Expedition LONDON UR Great Britain reported officially Wednesday night that defense forces strength ened io the limit against the threat of a German blitzkrieg had driven off powerful German ierial bomb ing squadrons and fumed back German motor torpedo boats that approached the British isles More than 100 planes partici pated in the biggest battle near the southeast coast when Ger man bombers and fighters al cked a British convoy in a dar thrust against the Thames The German air attack was re sumed during the day from the her got into the boys car Hey wait for us shouted a oy running for the car The officer did more than ueane ic even opened the door for three YEAR AGO yno piled inside before they no Maximum him at the wheel Minimum many Tuesday night The raiders did little damage he nazis de clared DNB official German news agency elaborating on Hie com munique said the British subma rine was attacked in the North sea east of Aberdeen Scotland by a plane which dived to within 25C feet of the water before dropping three bombs One hit the submarine abaft its conning tower DNB said and a few minutes later the boat nosed down leaving a widening smear o oil on the water One Germanplane was lost in Tuesdays raiding activities thi high command said noting ha adverse weather conditions limit ed fJiglils Meanwhile as Germany cot ready fur the assault on the British isles her diplomats un lerfooU a program of con structive diplomacy to insure peace in the southeast German commentators asserted Britain had signed her death war rant by rejecting Adolf Hitlers peace overtures and loosed a flood of caustic criticism of English leadership British Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax who voiced his countrys determination to fight on was hnracterizcd as a funeral ora or by Hitlers newspaper Vol cischer Beobachtcr in an article opped by a red bannerline pro claiming England Chooses War While the west resolved itself n the German view into a mili ary situation in which weapons ilone can speak nazi statesmen tepped up their efforts to protect he reichs interests in the Bal kans An announcement that Ru manian and Bulgarian statesmen id been invited to confer with oreign Minister von Ribbentrop alcr in the week was taken as an ndicntion Germany might have uggestions for casing old tensions n the Balkans Informed sources reiterated Germany wants peace in the oulheast and that she may be re garded as having a vital interest in any events tending to disturb order in that region 4 DECLARE ROAD RAIDS CAUSED LITTLE DAMAGE LONDON Authoritative quarters commenting on German claim that nazi bombers hit im portant l and road objectives in England said Tuesday German raids over the 24 hours in question were so slight that British authorities found it un necessary to issue any communi que on the subject The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and continued warm except scat tered thundershoivers extreme northwest Wednesday night and Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and continued warm Wednesday jiisht and Thursday scattered thundershowers north and west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis in officially reported loss of 12 Jerman and two British but special interest was aroused by an admiralty statement that a British patrol had turned back six German torpedo boats that ap proached the coast Casualties or damages believed inflicted on two of the small but swift German craft it was stated and in addition a British airplane torpedoed a German naval escort unit of the Koenigin Iuise class 600 tons irf the North sta In addition he air ministry said that British bombing planes had carried out extensive raids on German blitzkrieg bases on the continent bombing Gotha Kas sel Wenzendorf air craft factories Hamburg and Gelsenkirchcn oil depots German and Dutch oil communications and freight yards Flushing Holland oil tanks Am sterdam docks Dunkirk France Harbor patrol boats and 12 air dromes Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Rain Wednesday morninc ioa 69 78 tr sn 62 One British torpedo motorboat ivas reported to have Xought a thrilling battle with the man craft which presumably were on a scouting expedition although such boats might be used in event of an attempted invasion Some are my high speed craft but regular torpedo boats as differentiated rom motor torpedo boats range o BOO tons and could carry several lundred men if necessary It was the first time German Joafs had been known to approach he British coasl In the course of a patrol car ried out in the English channel in the early hours Wednesday morning one of our motor tor pedo boats sighted and engaged six enemy motor torpedo boats llic admiralty said The enemy marie oft at high peed and escaped in the darkness One enemy boatliad searchlight lut out of action and it is thought hat caualitics were inflicted on another Our motor torpedo boat ve cived no damage or casualties German air raids continued dur ng the eveningA long German Jomber attacked a small cargo tcamer in the channel but its hree bombs missed their target A royal air force plane chased nothcr German bomber across he hannel and reported that the craft appeared to dive into he sea after being attacked Another German plane dropped hree bombs on the outskirts ot i southeast Eiijlish town breaking vmdows in scores of houses and hops Pressing what appeared to be a preliminary phase of the lonx lireatcned German blitzkrieg of fensive the nazi bombers came over the British Isles in increasing lumbers accompanied by swift ighting planes One big squadron attacked the hames estuary convoy while anti aircraft guns roared along ic thicklypopulated and vitally im portant shipping and naval area cast of London Wlhin a few minutes Royal Air Force fighters had taken ihe nr lhc German air fleet They swooped down from high altitudes and with tuns Mazing drove the raiders back to sea W Thc air ministry nid that four ticnnan planes had been brought landing near cottages on the a series oC en gagements up to noon in the ;