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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED f OR THE HOME w inI E ai N 1ST itw m if r of C S wot HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHIORS VOL XLVI MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIBSS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 26 1940 IMS PAPEn CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECT OK ONE No 251 HEAVY RAIN SAVES BLISTERED CROPS fight Rages Off Irish Coast ITALIANS BOMB FORT Conscription Bill Goes to U S Senate WASHINGTON first peacetime conscription bill in American history was completed Friday by the senate military committee for consideration by the senate early next week Chairman Sbeppard DTex said the committee would vote officially on the legislation Tues day morning and predicted there would be no dlssentingvotes f r One of the final sections ap raged off the northscoast Friday by the committee netime State Officer Dies BRITISH OF GIBRALTAR Report Appeal Made to Roosevelt Via Radio by Germans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A blazing shipplane battle land wars first action flashes of gunfire be tween the surface vessels and nazi air raiders could be seen from the shore In another slashing raid on British shipping as reported by Hitlers high command nazi speedboats sank three merchant men totaling 22000 tons off Englands south coast The battle in north Irish waters apparently started when German planes roving far from their home bases attacked a convoy British RAF fighters raced to the rescue Italian bombing planes have renewed attacks on Britains great rock fortress of way sentinel of the Mediterranean fascist high command said Friday The heavilyfortified bastion it said was effectively bombed after a night flight from Italian bases Dispatches from Gibraltar said enemy planes bombed ttie stronghold in a 30minute raid be lore dawn but were driven off by antiaircraft fire i Meanwhile the Germancon trolled was quoted saj ilia Dutch tee has vappealed toV Resident Hoosevelt in the name of hu manity to arrange a peace con lerence The war in the west started briskly again Friday as nazi raiders droned over the Brit ish Isles lo be met by scrappy British planes One German plane dumped its bomb load over a southeast Eng lish town when pursued by RAF fighters while another sky in vader was shot down and three of its crew were killed An Eng lish farmer ran out and captured the pilot The British air ministry counted 28 nazi planes bagged in Thurs days aerial battles Hitlers high command retorted that 23 British planes were shot down while only nine of our planes are missing The German communique also reported the destruction of 15 merchant ships totaling 63000 tons in Thursdays divebombing attacks London had its first food line of the war in Shepherds Bush where housewives sought to re plenish their egg supplies The British censor permitted dis patches to disclose an egg short of the first signs tha Hitlers aerial raids on shipping have begun to pinch Britains lar der In the orient a Japanese for eign office spokesman said Jap anese reaction to a United States embargo on scrap iron and oi shipments to Japan will be vcrj great President Roosevelt Thursday signed an order requiring li censes henceforth for he export of oil and scrap poncr o shut off these exports when deemed desirable Germanys plans for south eastern Europe claimed attention in another phase of the tangled international situation Rumanias pronazi government sent envoys to Germany Friday for the first of a series of week end conferences in which Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop is ex pected to define the linesalong which Germany will mediate Bal kan differences and to tell Balkan diplomats how their countries will operate under Adolf Hitlers new Europe The Rumanians hoping to trade oil lifeblood of the nazi war machine for the reichs pro tection against the territorial de mands of their neighbors were first on von Ribbenfrops visit ing list Saturday the nazi minister will see Bulgarian representatives while the Slovak premier and foreign minister will call on Sun day The conferences are being held at Salzburg vould impose penalties of five in prison and Sl0000 in ines for draft dodgers or those onvicted of aiding them Mayor La Guardia New York pleaded for compulsory military raining as the only means of seeping us out of war and Social st Norman Thomas attacked the dea as the basic principle of otalitarianism Both testified before the house military committee which is considering a conscription bill We know exactly what coun ries are going to attack us unless ve are prepared La Guardia told he committee But those two are not going to at ack us if we are prepared Thomas socialist candidate for president said the training bill was a measure far better calcu lated to establish the principle of universal regimentation than to provide efficient defense President Koosevelt said he would leave Saturday on his first inspection of defense es tablishments in the vicinity of Norfolk Va Other details of the conscription Ul occupied tbe senate military committee JAPS RESENT NEW EMBARGO ON OIL IRON TOK1O Japanese for eign office instructed its ambassa dor to Washington Friday to in vestigate the United States curb on oil and scrap iron exports aft er a spokesman had described Japanese reaction as likely to be very great Domei Japanese news agency said that while the presidentia order requiring licenses for sue exports may be aimed at Ger many and Italy it was evident it also was intended to curb Japan The embassy besides making a report on the licensing order was expected to urge that care ful consideration be given the question by the United Siatcs in order to prevent a worsening of trade relations Yankichiro Sumi foreign of fice spokesman said our reaction wilt be very great it the presi dential order is tantamount to an embargo against Japan Informed Japanese quarters ex pect Japan to attempt to increase purchases oC oil in the Nether lands East Indies if an American embargo is put into effect RICH C ANDERSON FORMER STATE AGENT IS DEAD Rich Anderson Dies While Talking With Friends on Street DES MOIKES C An derson 4S former Polk county deputy sheriff and state agent fell dead early Friday while talk ing with friends in front of 31G Locust street where he was em ployed as a watchman Anderson who was bestknown during the years he served as right hand man for sheriff Parl Findley was ah unsuccessful can didatefor therepublican nomina tion for sheriff this year When the late Mr Findley be came head of the state bureau o investigation Anderson served a state agent Later he became ai investigator for the Iowa liquoi control commission and had a pal in the mercuro liquor seals case The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy In cloudy scattered tlnindershow crs and cooler Friday niffht Sat urday partly cloudy moderate temperature MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy Friday night and Saturday somewhat cooler extreme south Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Friday Sraximum Thursday 92 Minimum in Niffht 65 At 8 a m Friday 67 Precipitation 233 YEAR AGO Maximum gg Minimum gg IOWA BAPTISTS ELECT IOWA FALLS Baptist assembly vcelcclcd W Yard of Webster City president Friday I Renewal of 193839 Corn Loans Granted Pcnewal if the 1938 and 1939 corn loans for cither one or two years was announced Friday bv William SIcArthur head of the corn loan in Washing ton D C The renewals will be on the basis of 57 cents a bushel phis a storagre advance of 5 cents a bushel a year Complete story on page II Brazils Code on World Law Is Approved HAVANA URi Havana conferences first accomplishment of worldwide Significance was concluded Friday when the dele gates circularized a Brazilian pro ject indorsing the Rio De Janeiro commissions codes on an inter national neutrality law Meanwhile U S Secretary of State Cordell Hull took personal command of a drive for a con vincing PanAmerican demon stration to Europe that the western hemisphere is united and prcparcil to defend its po litical nml economic sovereign ty The Rio De Janeiro commis sions codes were approved Thursday at a closed plenary ses sion when delegates applauded work ot the commission set up by the last PanAmerican conference at Panama City f 3f It was pointed out that done under the stress of wartime con ditions the commissions work was regarded by the greatest jur ists here as a striking demonstra tion ot the vitality of PanAmeri can effort and proof that the American republics now have as sumed world leadership in behalf of the orderly evolution of inter national law The Kio DC Janeiro commis sion was set UP by the Panama conference to deal with neutral ity problems especially those arising from the Panama dec laration of a western hemis phere security zone The approval resolution said that as result of ils work the com mission has defined the judicial nature of the continental seas their chiracteristics hostile acts prohibited in them and punish ment in cases of violations It said that now it is essential that the American republics co ordinate their procedure regard ing the European conflict through uniformity of principles regulat ing the neutrality zone The conference secretariat Fri day was busy organizing 45 reso lutions presented to committees of the conference of American for eign ministers Thursday HITLERS BLITZ WAITS WORLD QUESTIONS WHY Every Day Strengthens Englands Defensive Aids Expected Fight By DeWITT MACKENZIE A I News Analyst Every day that HenHitler wilh iolds the blow by which he hopes o destroy England adds to the de ensive strength of that tight little island and to British chances in general against nazidom This beinjr the case the fuehrers delay in striking with his victorious warmachine has become one of the wonders of the world Had the Germans attempted their blitzkrieg when they had smashed France and British de fense was at sixes and sevens the war might have been over now As it is England has developed a strength which has been pro ducing astonishing results in the daily aerial dogfights over Brit ain and the channel and in raids on Germany The nazi task certainly has piled up in the past few weeks One reason for the German delay may he the conversations this weekend between Balkan officials and nazi Foreign min ister von Ribbeutrop Berlin claims these conferences are ur gent because Britain is trying to trick the Balkans into war so that theywont be able to fur nishthe reich with food tie sur prised It would be a smart mov on Englands part if she coul build a bonfire on Hitlers bach doorstep now Equally disturbing from thi German standpoint must be power of the British tii iorcc A sample o what has been going forward was seen Thursday 11 the violent lighting over Eng and The London authorities claimed that 23 German warplanes were shot down by royal air force fighters and antiaircraft guns as against a oss of five British ma chines Perhaps more to the point is the British claim that by 1000 heavy airraids against German positions they have made it very difficult for the enemy to or ganize mass raids against Eng land from airdromes in Holland Belgium and France The British ability to carry out such extensive operations is due to the great increase in their airplane production This has more than doubled since the start of the war and the British claim that they are rapidly approaching the German rate of production Firemen were forced to resort to pumpine water from a lily pool to extinguish a fire caused bv KMlMar SbUry the firemen are Capt James Kelley Greeting Harold E Sdiurfz driver standing by the truck Marvin A Latcn fireman kneel ing at the edge of he pool and Charles E Rose fireman in flic pool Lock plioto Kavcnav cngravin Lightning Strikes Tank Is Cause of Fire in Home Basement and First Floor of Home Burn Northeast of City Lightning struck a small gas lank on the exterior of the T H Asbury home on Asbury avenue northeast ot Mason City at JFriday J Inorning Land set fire to theV basement and first floor of the home Firemen extinguished the fire by pumping water from a iy pool in the yard of the farm home aft er they had been called from an other fire w The department was first called at oclock Friday morning dining a shower to the home of Lloyd R Johnson 1134 Maple drive where a short in an electric cord to the clock on the gas stove started a small fire Three trucks were sent out on this call from the downtown sta tion ihe Salvage company Engine No 1 and the Combination While the department was still at the Johnson home a call was received from the Asbury farm and En gine No 2 of the south station was sent Firemen were contacted at the Johnson home and the Salvage company v and Combination wore sent on to the Asbury farm The Salvage pumper was hooked into the lily pool on the farm and fire men were able to extinguish the fire by pumping water from the pool The Combination booster tank New Assistant War Secretary Besides home manufacture there i carrying 8fl gallons of water was iave been very considerable im pumped dry and had been sent 1 ports of planes from America and a goodly number oE French planes went to England when France col lapsed Thursday Washington said that tins country would do all it could lo meet a British request for 3000 planes a month through out 1041 and 1342 It is clear from his program that England is looking beyond mere defense and intends to try to carry the war to Germany in duo course CITY EXPENSES LESS Decrease Seen in Estimated Webster City Expenditures WEBSTER CITY mated city expenditures for the fiscal year 1941 in Webster City show a decrease of 546345 The estimated expense for the year is 5466074 compared with for the year just closed The budget also shows a de crease in the amount of taxes to be raised This amount is 536535 as against 538215 for the current year The city owns and operates its electric light and power water and gas plants There was a bal ance at the close ot he fiscal year 1 ni n cno JCIlt back to the nearest hydrant be fore firemen discovered the pool Capt James Kelley said that the lightning had broken the pipe from the gas tank to the house and that the ignited gas had set fire to the basement and first floor of the home The basement and part of the kitchen was scorched SmoUc filled the entire home however and firemen had difficulty rescuing Mrs Asburys pct dog which was overcome by smoke on the first floor of the home Mr and Airs Asbury are on their vacation in Kentucky Only the housekeeper Mrs Brand and Miss Mildred Page who slaying with her were at home at the time of the fire the IS NAMED PRINCIPAL A N A M O S A o n a I d Thompson science teacher here j 1 of 508674 i im clUtll Ior tic past six years has been I announced Thursday night elected principal of the Anamosa the navy trawlers Kingston vi scliool succcding 7 R Wright who cna and Rodino had been sunk by 2 TRAWLERS SUNK LONDON admiralty that Gal resigned last February German air bombs 2 IOWANS DIE IN AUTO WRECK Waterloo and Dubuque Men Fatally Hurt in Accident Near Galena GALENA 111 lowans were killed Thursday night in a collision of two automobiles dur ing a windstorm here The dead are Hugh Callnhnn S3 of Waterloo and Earl E Hillcr 55 of Dubuque Five others including Lewis Beadle of Dubuque were injured They were taken to a Dubuque hospital The other injured were Robert Brcitbach 18 Kelvin Buddcn 15 Roy Buddrn IS ind Thomas Tear 13 all of Galena WASHINGTON UR The senate military affairs commit tee Friday unanimously ap proved Ihc nomination of Koh ert Iorler Patterson a republi can to replace Louis II tolm son as assistant secretary of war Johnson resigned Thurs day 60YNTON AND KEPLER NAMED Democrats Approve Republican Nominees in Nonpartisan Move Further assurance of an entirely nonpnrtisan judiciary for the twelfth judicial district was given when Judge M H Kepler North wpod and Tom Boynton Tofesl City previously nominated at the republican judicial convention also were named by lie derno eraiic convention here Thursday afternoon Both Judge Kepler incumbent and Mr Boynton who succeeds M F Edwards retiring thus are assured of election next November without opposition Both are republicans The democratic convention fol lowed the precedent established two years ago when Judge Henry N Graven Mason City demo crat was renominatcd by the re publican judicial convention as well is the republican incumbent Judge T A Bcardmorc Charles City A judge of the 12th judicial dis trict has never yet been opposed for reelection according to local attorneys George R Ludeman chairman of the central judicial committee of the district was reelected Mr Ludernan presided nt the meeting held in the courthouse in Mason City 239 INCHES OF MOISTURE HELP TO NORTH IOWA Rain Also Welcome N for Pastures New Seeding ior Grass Tlic heaviest rain of the 1940 season Thursday night and Friday morning brought the North corn crop out of a critical stage The rainfall which lasted through most of the night fell over most of North CentraJ Iowa In Mason City 239 inches of rainfall was recorded the largest precipitation of the present growing season Corn beginning to sutler and Hie question was whether it would stand much more punish ment Most damaging day was Wednesday wlicn the temperature reached 103 in Mason Cily and vicinity That day the severe heat blistered the tassels Continuation might have severely atCccled the crop There has been some damage lo the corn but this rain followed by some relief from the heat will start it going again said County Agent Marion E Olson of Mason City The couniy agent pointed out that severe heat kills the pol len while at the same time stop nim the development ot the fiillt The rain he said will start the growth of silk while at the same time making ample pollen available 5 SHIPS SUNK 7 DAMAGED IN RAID BY NAZIS LONDON admiralty acknowledged Friday that Ger man plane and torpedoboat attack Thursday on a 21ship convoy in the English channel sank five and damaged five merchantmen and two British destro3ers The admiralty also announced loss of the trawler Fleming in a clash with four German dive bombers The admiralty challenged the German high commands claim that II ships totaling 43000 tons in the convoy were sunk Former Chief Justice of Oklahoma Courts Is Suicide Victim 2 BANK ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD ST PAUL Minn Ufi Stale crime bureau agents said Friday Ihcy had arrested two men sus pected of robbing the Wintlirop State bank at Wintlirop Minn of on July 17 State agents working with county officers arrested Richard Nordlund 24 at Clear Lake S Dak early Friday The arrest of James Stevens 28 at Canby Minn followed several hours lat er Both were being returned to Sibley county to face trial Nordlund operator of a gaso line station at Clear Lake was taken into custody by Crime Bureau Chief Klden Rowe and Sheriff Joe Staley Crime bureau authorities said they had been watching Nordlund for several days after they learned he owned an automobile answer ing the description of the machine used in the bank robbery License plates stolen at Rich field Minn had been used on the bandits car Stevens was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Harry McGorman Sib ley county and John Burns crime bureau agent CITY 68 former chief OKLAHOMA gene F Lester justice of the state supreme court was found dead Thursday night in a hotel room with a bullet wound in his hcnd Acting Coron er Ben LaFon returned a verdict SWALLOWS TEETK DIES BABYLON N Y ham Grasmow 55 strangled to death Friday after swallowing his false teeth in a minor auto acci dent He died enroutc to pitil The rain was also welcome or pastures and particularly for new seeding grass which had also sutfered severely the past week the rainwas general over North Iowa was shown by pre cipitation figures from a number of points Clear Lake 251 inches Hampton 240 inches Faulkner 3 inches Garner 2 inclie9 Crcsco 117 inches and Northwood 66 of an inch The rain reached cloudburst proportions in sections Charles City rcporling five and a half inches in nine hours the heavi est amount in that period in 50 years An all time record for precipi tation at West Union in one rain storm was reached Friday noon with 72 inches of rain in eight The Turkey river was uut oE ils banks The Rock Island rail road tracks near Brainard were under two feet oC water for feet Waterloo liad 293 inches the bureau said Iowa Falls 132 De corah 13 and Webster City 12 Precipitation WHS light In the southern section n the state Iowa City reported 11 of an inch Ames 47 and DCS Moines a trace II was still rainiDK at obser vation time Friday morning at Dubuouc loiva Falls Waterloo and Webster Cily Eight days of 100ctcgree plus temperatures were capped Thurs day by a maximum of 110 degrees at Williamsburg near Iowa City Council Bluffs bad a high of 103 degrees and DCS Moines 105 at p m Thursday for the hot test day of the year here The mercury fell in front of the cool air mass to i low of 64 de grees at Forest City and Daven port Thursday night Temperatures Friday morning still averaged about seven dcrees iibovc normal but the bureau said it did not expect a high of more than 90 degrees here Friday Saturday maximums in the low 80s were predicted definitely ending the beat wave that has claimed the lives of IB lowans in heat prostrations and nine in drownings Nine person perished in Thurs days blazing heat LIGHTNING HITS AND DESTROYS BARV Ray Fox farm two miles south of Hampton was destroyed by fire Thursday night after being struck by lightning Damage completely covered by insurance was estimated at mostly in hay and some grain which filled the barn Frank Hon eck operates the farm Lightning struck the gasoline pump at the Kratz oil station mi Hie edge of Hampton but the nosj blaze was quickly extinguished The Hampton ire department of suicide health A note blamed ill KILLED BV BOLT I fought both fires POTSDAM N Y iPi ning singled out 13 year old Lu cille Gary while she was sleeping between her two sisters early Fri STRICKEN MIDWKST RELIEVED FKOM HEAT Coo winds brought lowrr Icm day killing her while leaving thcl peraluros to most of the host others unmatched stricken mtddlcwcsl Friday mark ;