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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i LMT OF I OVA COUP HOlHCt I VOL XLVI THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION LEASED WOES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT I A cog MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY or ONE NO 2o2 LATIN MINISTERS BACK U S PLANS MINISTERS ARE SAID TO BE IN ENTIRE ACCORD Accept U S Proposals on Colonies Economics and Subversive Acts BULLETIN HAVANA Agreement among American foreign minis ters substantially carrying out United States proposals on the problems of European posses sions economics and subversive activities was announced by authoritative spokesmen late Saturday Pleasures agreed upon for conference adoption provide for immediate creation of machin ery to take over any European colonies in this hemisphere and for their temporary administra tion for the benefit of the pos sessions themselves and the se curity of all he American na tions HAVANA JP Agreement by a peace subcommittee on a plan to prevent European possessions in the western hemisphere from fall ing into different hands was an nounced Saturday by he Argen tine chairman Lcopoldo Melo Melo said only the writing of final drafts and agreements were necessary before the report is pre sented to the full peace commis sion at 4 p m His announcement came after the subcommittee had wrestled ivith the knotty question of European possessions in the new world at a conference lasting since early mornlnr It was regarded as highly sig nificant the announcement came from Melo whose govern ment had been considered the chief stumbling Slock to such an accord The Argentines repeatedly had insisted they would do nothing to offend European powers who con stitute their best customers can not say that the Argen tine thesis triumphed Melo said We all made concessions What we can say is that American solid arity triumphed One delegate said the report probably would embrace some sort resolution providing temporary machinery for emergency action pending unanimous consent of all the 21 American republics Everything was ironed out per fectly said Miguel Angel Campa of Cuba one of the chief protago nists for an agreement to the United States concerning Euro pean possessions At the same time proposals to terA strike roposas o develop interAmerican economy and strike viorol vigorously at fifth and column activities progiessed through committees toward vir tually certain adoption Secretary of State Cordell Hull striving for unanimous agreement without sacrificing vital objectives in the United States suggestion of collective trusteeship over the European colonies called his peace sub committee into session at 8 a m Saturday to resume efforts to satisfy Argentine objections The basic problem was Argen tinas reluctance to enter any broad commitments on measures to meet possible emergencies The southern nation apparently was unwilling to take action which might prejudice her future trade relations with Europe On the other hand the United States and most of the other re publics evinced a strong desire to create machinery for quick and decisive action to meet any for eign threat involving control of or British posses new world The French Dutch sions in the United States advocates the trus teeship for any coloncy threat ened with transfer Former Executive Receiving a Year Is Convicted ST LOUIS PjFrank J Boehm former S42000ayear ex ecutive vice president of the Union Electric company of Mis souri was convicted of perjury by a federal court jury here Friday The jury found that Boehm committed perjury by testifying falsely m denying that he had padded his expense accounts that there was a company slush that kickbacks from law yer went into the slush that there was a practice of olxain ing money through kickbacks and icbalc5 ant that he hsd made political contribution on behalf of the company i U S Must Be Prepared to Pay for Solid Front for Republics of South America By EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor HAVANA hotel from which this is beinjr T the scene of Cubas last revolu presidentelect made his first As a sergeant who had previously worked as a stenographer felt his position sufficiently solidi fied he struck Commissioned officers had taken up residence in this tov ernmentowned but American operated hostelry To protect their position they mounted cannon at strategic points in the environs Batiste and his forces from Camp Columbia nearby attacked For three days the battle ragedj with the population of Havana in terested tance a dis The little sergeant won and his place in the political scene was the time being In a little move than a month he will take office as president Hes rid ing the crest of popularity as a socialist democrat favorable to a strong central government and distinctly friendly to United States My week here has brought re peated assurance from personal conversations with Cubans as well as from the press that there is a genuine bond between Cuba and Uncle Sam President Roosevelt is popular here but Secretary Hull a guest at this hostelry while at tending the second PanAmerican conference of foreign ministers is even more popular This same friendship obvi ously doesnt exist between United States and some of the other nations here represented Everywhere there is the as sumption that if there is to be a close link between United States and the other republics particularly those in South America Uncle Sam must be prepared to pay for the bargain and pay rather dearly It can almost be said that this is the spirit pervading this parley Germany has been rough on little nations Thats true and thats rather generally recognized even by Brazil which most pro nouncedly is in the axis orbit now and by the same token least friendly to Uncle Sam But to most of the nations rep resented here this threat appears a bit academic and remote The freedom theyve known isnt the precious thing Americans in United States know Govern ments have risen and fallen as tin one here did some seven yean ago Right has been on the side with the most and the bi guns is said to be the greatest crowd at any convention here in re cent years The flag presentation ceremony at the opening session Tuesday is permanently in my pleasant memories What a thrill it was to hear our national anthem and see Old Glory take its place in the field of colors stacked on the im mense stage of the magnificent where the con are being held e gest A consideration far more im mediate in their thinking is that continental Europe is a rather logical customer with whom to do business More specifically Germany is or will be if she veins the war The situation is this South America has in surplus be very products of the soil exist in surplus in United States coffee and rubber except ed and in the case of Europe South America has what Europe needs foodstuffs whereas Eu opc has or can produce the things South America needs machinery j processed goods etc j Where this will lead can only i oe conjectured It Uncle Sam wants to pay the price of western hemisphere soli darity he doubtless can He may decide however that enforcement Nacipnal theater vention sessions I shall not be forgetting it WA Westlall as chairman of the constitution and bylaws com mittee now and as a past inter national president has had an ac tive part in the conventions pro ceedings Iowas delegation here consists of about a half hundred headed by John Christiansen of Charles City Frank Charters of Guthrie Center and Dale Carrell of Keo kuk as district governors Mr and Mrs Christiansen are accom panied by Dr and Mrs Ray Fox of Charles City They came down by ship from New York City re porting a most pleasant four day voyage Texas and Florida have delega tions running into the hundreds and some other states notably California arent far behind Mexicos representation came here on a gunboat at government ex pense and came close to stealing the show in the two hour parade past a reviewing stand on Prada avenue The Key Raymond Grant once pastor of Olivet church in Mason City later Lions gov ernor in Iowa but now pastor in Sacramento Cal is serving as chairman of the club presi dents organization and in that capacity presided at a breakfast in he SevilleBHtmore hotel Wednesday morning The writers only convention as signment has been as a member of the resolutions committee headed by V C Hascali of Omaha and including a member from Maine Wisconsin Calnfornia and Isew York The convention toalc a firm stand in favor of an impreg nable military defense for Amer ica and extended felicitations to the PanAmerican conference The convention is meeting al most in the shadow of St Christo pher cathedral which until 1898 was the repository of the remains of Christopher Columbus Then fearing an American takingover the Spanish removed the ashes to their homeland Columbus still stands first among the saints however in the hearts of all Cu bans IOIVAN IS ELECTED LOS ANGELES Tom L Anderson of Council Bluffs Iowa was named president of the national association for the deaf at the organizations meeting here Mt JJIIIU buch a decision would lead to a process of shrinking the Monroe doclnne to a smaller pattern say Canada United States Mex ico Central America and the West Indies or those of them which sland entry over the Panama canal som thcsc questions will be on their way to an answer before this reaches print But at the moment here in the Cuban capital they are very much pres ent m the thinking ot just about everybody The Lions convention here has drawn a total of aproxi matrly persons from lie continent to liis island cilv It The Weather FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Saturday nicht and Sun day showers Sunday and in ex treme west Saturday night little chanee in temperature MINNESOTA Con siderable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday showers south and west Sunday and in southwest and westcentral Saturday night little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 7g Minimum Friday night 64 At 8 a m Saturday R YEAR AGO Maximum 95 Minimum 52 WEEKLY FORECAST Wcathcioutlook for Julv 29 to Aug 3 I Foil thc PPCr Mississippi val beginning of week Goal Is 1000 Automatic Rifles a Day American history The only other important defense measure re maining is the 54800000000 ap propriation bill Out of funds already voted Knudsen said at a press confer ence that in army and navy contracts have been cleared by the defense commis sion in its eight weeks of exist ence With more money on the way to start laying keels for a two ocean iav3twice the size of the present fleet he said that naval shipbuilding would be extended beyond the Atlantic seaboard to five dormant yards on thc Pa cific and Gulf coasts including one at Seattle and one at Los Angeles The others were not identified While the aircraft industry ex pects to produce only 895 planes next month not including pleas ure craft Knudsen said there is every indication that the rate will rise to 25000 warplanes a year by July I 1942 To produce 3000 planes a month for the British brook announced Lord Beaver American in dustry would attempt to do would require 38 more engine frame and accessory plants and two years time Knudsen said Mrs Ella Boomhower Dies Suddenly After Hemorrhage Rites for Former Fertile Resident Set for Monday Morning IOW A MERCURY Mrs Ella Booinlipwer 73 died suddenly Friday evening at her home 325 First street northwest following a cerebral hemorrhage She had lived in Mason City since 1908 coming here from Fertile fol lowing the death of her husband Burton B Boomhower Mrs Boomhower born Elln Kelly the daughter ot Mr and Mrs Mike Kelly at Broadhead Wis Dec 14 1366 She moved to Fertile as a girl with her parents from Broadhead and taught in rural schools in different parts of Worth county before her marriage to Mr Boomhower in 1887 They resided on a farm near Fertile un til the death of Mr Boomhower July 13 1907 Mrs Boomhower moved to Mason City with her family in 1908 For a number of years Mrs Boomhower had been active in club and social work in Mason City She is survived by two sons L R Boomhower and M W Boom hower both of Mason City and two sisters Mrs Anna K Bryant Minneapolis and Mrs Agnes Kchoe Seattle Wash and three grandchildren Mrs Roger Lyons Leslie Boomhower Jr and Wil liam B Boomhower arid two great grandchildren Michael and Linda Lyons Funeral services will be held at 9 oclock Monday morning at Holy Family church here with Father R P Murphy officiating Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery The Rosary will be said at the McAuley and Son funeral home at 8 oclock Saturday evening with Father Murphy in charge A Ros ary will also be said at 8 oclock Sunday evening at the residence 325 First street northwest where EXPAND NAVY SHIPBDIDING Chiefs Declare U S Can Gear Production to Men WASHINGTON P Assur ances that the United States can gear up its arms production to equip a force ot 2000000 men came from the defense industrial chief Saturday as steps were taken to expand naval shipbuild ing and construct a 392000000 aircraft engine plant Laying out n balance sheet of both the progress and problems of the rearmament effort William S Knudsen defense commission member in charge of production said in a statement This can be accomplished just as fast as tile best produc tion facilities and technics in the world can stain momentum through favorable concessional action upon this augmented pro gram Congressional study of the pro gram lor which President Roose velt recently requested an addi tional continued with Knudsen himself and Edward R Stettinius Jr another defense commission member testifying privately before a house appropri ations subcommittee Friday The senate will open debate early next week on the completed committee draft of a compulsory military training bill only peace time conscription measure in the body will lie Sunday afternoon morning in state from until Monday BORN WITH 2 TEETH DES M01NES Di nnne Gilmorc has a hcid start in life one had two teeth in her low er jaw when she tt en se was bom yith IitUc precipitation thereafter 1 parents arc Mr vi temperatures near normal 1 Gilmorc of Moinl ITALY CAPTURES FRONTIER TOWN Claim Curmuk Between Ethiopia and Sudan Is Lost by British ROME capture of Curmuk British fortified town on the frontier between Ethiopia and the AngloEgyptian Sudan was reported Saturday by the east African war correspondent the newspaper II Giornale Dltalia Thc dispatch said occupation of thc frontier post which has not yet been announced officially was carried out by Italian native Ethiopian an early morning attack by bombing The air assault destroyed the fort blew munitions dumps and fire lo Ihe radio tlalion tiie idispatch said Heavy Downpour Causes Damage in Northeast losva Reports Show DES MOINES tem peratures weve back to normal Saturday after rain which reached cloudburst proportions in some sections had put an end to the nine day heat wave Tlie temperature was not ex pected to go above 81 in Des Monies Saturday it was 80 at 9 s and Sunday will be even cooler the weather bureau said Fridays high in the state was Ifl2 at Albia but readings Sat urday averaged only two de frees above normal Estherville had a chilly 59 Friday night The weather bureau forecast was for considerable cloudines1 tonight and Sunday with shower Sunday The extreme west por tion of the state will have showers Saturday night as well the fore caster said At Charles City where inches of rain had fallen Nazis Claim Successes for Speedboats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Further inroads on Britains nerchant marine and destruction of more of her port facilities were claimed Saturday by the Germans The nazis reported their prized speedboats darting off the south ern coast of England had sent four merchant ships totaling 32000 tons to the bottom and had set fire to another ship of 2000 tons Successes were claimed too for iazi undersea craft Hie Berlin communique citing that one Uboat sent down six enemy merchant ships totalling 33338 tons that another sank 26338 tons in addi tion to the British destroyer whirlwind previously reported while a third went up against a convoy and dispersed it after sink ng the British merchant steamer isambre Nazi warplanes said the high command staged reconnaissance flights as far north as the Shetland islands and several Brilish point were listed as bomb targets where numerous fires were observed Britains royal air force and her antiaircraft defenders had their hands full again Saturday as nazi sky raiders resumed me thodical forays Two of the raid ers were shot down The daylight raids followed night assaults in which a woman and a man were killed Concerned over the future sta tus o British French and Dutch colonies in this hemisphere the Havana conference was told in directly Friday night that Ger many has no designs on Nether lands colonial possessions This statement was made by the nazi commissioner for the Ncthcr ij Avtmir Seyszrnquart who told a gathering of German resi dents of the Hague that Germany also has no intention of changing the Netherlands status as an in dependent nation Declaring that the political will of the country is the affair of the Dutch Seyszlnquart then warned the Dutch that while ulti mately they themselves would nave to decide the fate of their queen there could be no acclaim or political mention of Wilhelmina during the nazi occupation Germany was occupied with territorial questions in another quarter While Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop met Bulgarian statesmen Saturday informed nazi quarters took it for granted that Rumanias delegates had been told Friday by Von Hibben trop and Adolf Hitler that they would have to make further ter ritorial grants lo their neighbors m order to conform to Axis plans 674 j 4g hours it rained again Saturday morning Other Iowa points reporting more than an inch of rain Satur day morning were Otlumwa 2 88 Dubuque 134 Washington 190 Keokuk 170 Davenport 136 Claiinda 127 Creston 124 Mount Ayr 114 Osceola 102 Iowa City reported 99 Fridays heavy downpours in northeastern Iowa sent many streams out of their banks In some cases the currents returnee to their normal channels as soon as the flash flood waters had passed Milwaukee railroad tracks between IMarquette anil Mou ona were damaged and there were reports that several bridges had been washed out Rock Island railroad tracks were washed out at points be tween Clermont and Postvillc and between West Union and Elgin Flood waters racing down to the Mississippi river caused wide Pread damage in the vicinity of McGregor and Marquette The Milwaukee railroad roundhouse at Marquette was under three feet of water for several hours and some tracks in the yard were under mined Truck gardens and crops be tween Marquettc and McGregor were damaged Basements in the vicinity were flooded The toll of heat prostration deaths mounted lo 18 Friday for a new Europe era in southeastern Gibraltar was bombed ince Friday once before dawn and again late at night by Italian planes which according to Rome started numerous fires and caused panic among troops and civilians V The war in the Mediterranean African theater was marked by another air bombardment of Malta by the Italians British air vaids on Italian African positions and a desultory bombardment of Alex andria which caused no reported damage or casualties WATERLOO MAN KIiXiED WATERLOO WLouie Mon roe Closson 61 relief worker was suuck and killed Friday by a pas sengcitrain Illinois Central in the residential district here Woman Who Received Pension Revealed to Be Rich at Death PITTSBURGH UP Eighty two year old Mary Salay a pauper widow whose collapse from the heat revealed her as a rich woman died Saturday Her wealth was discovered Thursday when she was taken to a hospital after collapsing from the heat Wrapped in faded news papers in a money belt strapped around her waist were in currency and several shares of United States Steel cororation stock For years she had lived a life of poverty and since 1934 had been receiving a pension from public funds WILL GET AXIS PROTECTION TO KEEP OUT REDS Hitler Is Continuing Parleys With Balkans Would Keep Peace There ROME virtual agvee nent has been reached for Ru nania to yield part of Transyl anin to Hungary and part oC Jobruja to Bulgaria a usually well informcdl source here said Saturday An agreement to yield has been obtained from Rumania this source said but details such as a probable exchange of minority populations remain to be worked out Others in touch with Balkan capitals expressed the belief that in exchange Rumania will receive a guarantee of protection against soviet Russia by Germany and Italy DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS REPORTED OKDEUEU BUDAPEST quar ters said Saturday Rumania has beenordered by Germany to ne gotiate directly with Hungary and Bulgaria to fix the size of terri tories to be ceded to those nations and to start negotiations quickly so southeastern Euirope may rest quiet during the expected invasion England NAZIS BELIEVE TIME FOR CHANGE AT HAND BERLIN informed circles at Salzburg were quotedby the Berlin radio Satur day as declaring the tune row has come to liquidate for good the unreasonableslate of affairs in which Rumania finds herself as a result a British and French made peace in 1918 today less than ever lias reason to refrain from pointing out that the reich is in favor o reasonable Bulgarian and Hungar ian revision claims the radio said Rumanias structure and con struction was created in a man ner contradictory to all sense by treaties after Germany unfnr lunafcty was defeated in the World war it was asserted Regarding German conversa tions at Salzburg with Balkan statesmen authorized nazi sources said that while Germany wants nothing but peace and order in southeastern Europe she also is convinced that maintaining exist ing frontiers will not achieve that end Hence said these circles Ru mania and Hungary soon will dcnl directly with one another over Hungarys claims on Transylvania while Bulgaria and Rumania will meet one another directly lo try to straighten out Bulgarias claims on southorn Dobrujn Rumania already lins ceded Bessarabia and northern Bucovina to Russia Hungary wants Transyl vania and Bulgaria lays claim to southern Dobruja IIITLKR FOR KEEPING PEACE 1H BALKANS BERCHTESGADEN Germany Hitler and Joachim yon Ribbentrop his foreign inin ister in their series of confer ences with Balkan leaders are aiming at preserving peace in southeastern Europe until alter the war in the belief that then Germany and Italy tan settle ter ritorial disputes in that area it was repotted Saturday The third of Tour conferences f great importance was set for Hitler and Ribbentrop and Bulgarian pre mier and foreign minister Bog dan Pliiloff and Ivan Fopoff The Bulgarians spent the night at Vienna on their way to Salz burg Austria to meet Ribbentrop and motored to Hitlers retreat at Bcrchtcsgadcn in Bavaria later The Balkan conferences started July 10 when Hitler Ribbentrop and Count Galeazro Ciano Italian foreign minister conferred with Count Paul Teleki and Count Ste phen Csaky the Hungarian pre mier and foreign minister Julv Britain Has Ordered 1000 US Planes NEW ordered YORK Britain has 11000 planes from the 10 nistcr July United States lo date and has al ready obtained delivery of 2800 the British purchasing commission reported Saturday in a broadcast statement picked up here by NBC briefly Ion Cirgutu and Mihail Manoi Icscu Rumanian premier ami for eign minister were received by Hitler at Berchtcsgaden Friday for a 2V hour conference and left for Rome to confer there Satur day with Premier Bcnilo Mussolini and Ciano Philoff and rojinff on their way to Salzburg conferred Friday at the Belgrade ;