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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THI NfWSFAm THAT MAKES AU NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 41940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 206 WILSON WINS RENOMINATION Would Fight at Outposts ChurchiTl SAYS 335000 REMOVED FROM GERMANSTRAP Prime Minister States Fight Would Go On If Island Should Fall LONDON Britain will fight from the outposts of em pire if need be alone until the new world comes to her rescue Winston Churchill told the house of commons Tuesday In a long war statement during which he listed the British dead wounded or missing in Flanders at 30000 and the allied rescued at 335000 Churchill asserted Britain must carry on at all odds until in Gods good time the new world in all its strength and might sets forth to the rescue and liberation the Should England or a part of it be subjugated he said onr empire across the seas armed and guarded by the Brit ish will continue the struggle shall go on to the end the prime minister said We shall fight in France We shall fight on the seas and oceans We with growing confi dence and growing strength in the air fight art the beaches We shall fight on the landing grounds We shall fight in the fields and streets hills We shall never surrender and even it which I do not for a mo ment believe this island or even a part of it is subjugated and starving then our empire across seas armed and guarded by the British fleet will carry on the struggle until in Gods good time the new world and in all its strength and might sets forth to the rescue and liberation of the old He said the allies had suffered a colossal military disaster thai the French army had been weakened and Belgium lost The deliverence of the troops from Dunkirk he said was large ly due to the work of the royal air force guarding the 220 light war ships and 620 other vessels em ployed in the work Churchill disclosed that the R A F used part of the main metropolitan fighter strength as signed to guard London to strike at German bombers and their pro tecting fighters who were haras sing the movement of the troops across the channel He told the cheering house that Britain shall not be content with a defensive war and said the na tion would never surrender and never give up the struggle against German tyranny We will reconstitute and build up the B E 5V once again under its gallant commander in chief Lord Gort he said The fightingprime minister said that although some good judges had told him that 20000 or 30000 men might be reembarked it certainly seemed as though the whole of the French first army and the B E F north of Amiens and the Abbeville zap might be lost When he set the time for withdrawal a week ago he con tinued I feared it would be my hard lot to announce the great est military disaster in our lone history However he said the allies must be very careful not to as sign to this deliverance the attri butes of a victory Wars are not won by evacua tions the prime minister said He said the British resistance at Calais had enabled the allies to keep the port of Dunkerque open The whole root and core and brain of the British army around which we were to build are to the greater British armies of later yeais ap peared about to perish or to be led into ignominious and starv hig captivity Churchill said He acknowledged that all chan nel ports arc in Hitlers hands and warned that we must expect an other blow will be struck almost immediately at us or at the French Nazis Claim Army Entered Dunkerque BERLIN troops have entered Dunkerque and captured one its forts the German high command reported Tuesday ab the nazi air force back from an experimental bombing of the Paris region waited orders to strike conjunction with a great land offensive which most Germans expect to start in the west any day Puncture of the allied rear guard defending the withdrawal from the German pocket in Flanders was achieved in hard fighting the high command ack nowledged The German air raids Monday destroyed between 300 and 400 allied planes in hangars and on aificlds in addition to shooting down 104 the communique re ported superseding an earlier special announcement The German flyers swarming over in all kinds of war planes caught the French unaware and in attacks at high and low alti tude obtain the strongest ef fect on ports and industrial estab lishments of the French air force the communique said Numerous fires and explosions were observed it said Despite the scope of the German air assault the high command said only nine German planes were missing It said allied night raids on Holland and southern and western Germany met with suc as small as hitherto WiH next blow Germany took in an event tbe western hemisphere involved in the war and that she is taking unusual measures to avoid even accidentaPaffront to America The foreign office formally warned the governments of the United States Mexico and Panama that British agents have been dispatched to Central America in large numbers to manufacture evidence which would create an impression the reich is launch ing an ambitious program to weak en America The recent operations of the nazi air force over France included Mondays raid on the Paris area and weekend bombings indus trial centers in the Rhone valley increased the average Germans confidence in the striking power of this arm of the service BAGLEYML LEAVE HOSPITAL Treasurer Does Not Hear of Wide Margin in Vote Until 7 a m DES MOINES candi dates in Des Moines hospitals election day rejoiced in victories Tuesday State Treasurer W G C Bag ley who was to go home from Iowa Methodist hospital during the day said he did not find out the election results until 7 a m He started listening on a bedside radio Monday evening but results came in so slow he said he went to sleep It was tough being put to bed during a campaign he said But I had these nurses plugging for me I wasnt worried a bit The other successful bedrid den candidate was Attorney Gen eral Fred D Everett He was sleeping at Veterans hospital and was not to be disturbed He is suffering from a lung congestion which affected a heart condition PARIS LISTS 906 VICTIMS PARIS war ministry announced Tuesday night the latest figures on Mondays raid on Paris reached 9Q6 victims includ ing 254 dead and 652 wounded L Holiday Camps on Coast Are Prohibited LONDON The ministry of home security reinforced precau tions against invasion Tuesday by prohibiting holiday camps within 10 miles of the east coast of Eng land and Scotland the southeast coast and the Isle of Wight 2 MILLERS ARE PROBABLE FOES IN FALL BALLOT Bagley Has Substantial Lead for Renomination as State Treasurer DES MOINES appar ently will be Miller against Miller for secretary of state in the tall election Returns from 1991 pre cincts in the democratic race for that office gave Katie Milier of Indianola a total of 43640 votes against 30738 for J E Mullin of DesMoines in second place I Dan Mason of Brooklyn state senator was third and last with 21574 Secretary of State Earl G Miller was unopposed for renomination n the republican primary All the incumbent stale of ficials below governor apparent ly held safe leads Besides Mill er two others State Auditor C B Akers and Secretary of Agri culture Mark Thornburg had no primary opposition Lieutenant Governor B B Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids had little trouble disposing of his pri mary foe James L Harris of De witt Returns from 1856 precincts gave Hickenlooper 128274 and Harris 68489 State Treasurer Wr GrCr ley of Mason City a republi can rolled op 135M7 votes in 1996 precincts against 109702 for Leonard Simmer of Des Moines Attorney General Fred Everett of Albia also a republican polled 116006 votes in 1966 precincts to compile a comfortable lead ovet G Scott Davies of Des Moines Davics received 80252 Mike P Conway of Atlantic incumbent democratic commerce commissioner apparently was re nomirated with more votes than his two opponents combined Re turns from 1823 precincts gave Conway 37395 W A Vaughn of Belle Plaine 18384 Lyle White Stanley 15238 The nineway republican com merce commissioner race went to convention when none of the as pirants came anywhere near the 35 per cent minimum Returns from 1938 precincts gave RG Arthur Sioux City 15 064 J H Cruickshank Sioux City 16084 Jay Griffin Des Moines 30470 Joe Gunderson Eagle Grove 24369 D S Mc Ginnis Leon 39587 C Reed Cresco 34880 Phil Roari Fort Madison 12762 A M Soff Sioux City 7847 H E Van Dcnovcr Oelwein 15986 The democratic contest or secretary of agriculture also threatened to go to convention Returns from 2000 precincts gave Thomas L Curran of Ot tumwa 29209 Charles A Housh Des Moines 13451 Frank Murray Buffalo Center 29026 C A Zellmer Atlantic 12975 La Verne Clark of Ames and Andrew Stewart of West Des Moines were running a close race for the democratic nomination Cor slate treasurer Returns from 2232 precincts gave Clark formcr statc income tax head 49173 and Stewart a former state liquor commissioner 43614 W M Shaw of DCS Moines polled 50987 votes in 2102 pre Archie Peterson Nominated for Sheriff by Republicans K At it 3L At w IVM11 ft Willis Bagley Gets Tremendous Vote m Home County W G C BAGLEY ARCHIE PETERSON Sheriff Nominee W D G1BSOV Supervisor Nominee FRED OHARROW Supervisor Nominee cincts in the democratic race for state auditor J J Foarde Wat erloo his opponent had 32103 Harry HHagemann of Waverly was unopposed for the democrat ic nomination for attorney gener al and S J Calvin of Hampton was unopposed lor the democratic nomination ernor for lieutenant Peterson Leader in Augustana Synod Dies CHICAGO Rev Pe ter Peterson 73 president emeri tus of the Illinois conference of the Auguslana Lutheran synod died at Augustana hospital Mon day after a short illness He had nu riau 1 Q rfoSbSnS 3f 4 HoTarf the synod before being named president emeritus last April Born in Sweden in1 lase hp settled in Minnesota G 0 P Paradise CHARLES CITY re publican paradise was uncovered in Floyd county when it was dis VK sinfle i voted in the Riverton town hmidnd and Archie Peterson veteran garage operator in Mason City and avia tion enthusiast was nominated by republicans for sheriff of Ccrro Gordo county by an overwhelming plurality in Mondays primary election Peterson who ran far ahead of lis two opponents for the nomin ition in most the countys 30 precincts received a total of 2921 Look inside Vote by 2 Township 8 Hospital 8 votes as against 1027 for W D Lattimer and 883 for Ora Baylcss on the basis of unofficial returns It was the sheriff race on the republican ticket that was cred ited with creating most of what interest there was in the prim ary voting Monday when the balloting was one of the lightest for several years Peterson will run against Sheriff Tim Phalen in the fall election Sheriff Phalen was given the democratic nomination for reelec tion without opposition in the primary Willis G C Bagley running lor election as state treasurer re ceived a stupendous vote of con fidence from his home county polling a total of 4422 votes as against 432 for Leonard Simmer Gov George Wilson managed to get a substantial plurality in the county for the G O P nomina tion for reelection in the face of the fact that his radio voice op ponent H R Gross piled up a heavy vote in rural districts The county vote was Wilson 2768 Gross 2llf lrvine H Knudson On the democratic ballot John A Valentine led Edward Breen for the governor nomination by a vote 1004 to 863 W D Gibson incumbent re ceived the republican nomination lor reelection as county super visor from the third district in the southeast part of the county de feating John V Cahill by avote of 469 to 330 Fred OHarrow was given the democratic nomination for third district supervisor winning by a vote of 183 to 133 for Ralph G McLaughlin It was evident that most of the itercst centered in the republic ticket E B Hickenlooper Hot a i vote pf 2783 to 1772 for James L to GOV GEORGE A WILSON by G O P Stuart Named Senate Nominee RALPH K STUART 585 Margin Is Rolled Up for Stuart Ralph R Stuart Hampton at 110i OI lnc torncy and formerly mayor of thai interest centered in the republican f was as the rc ticket E B Hickcnloooer uot i candidate for sta ELTHON WINS RENOMINATION Gurxderson in Republican Race for State Senator State Senator Leo Eltllon Fertile was successful in his bid for re nomination on the republican ticket in Mondays primaries poll ing 4062 votes while bis rival O E Gunderson o Forest City had 2599 The unofficial figures repre sented all but one of the pie cincts in Worth Wimwbago and Mitchell county comprising the fortyfirst district EHlion received 1102 votes in the 12 Worth county precincts while his rival had 620 In Winne bago county Elthon was given 184B ballots Gunderson 927 in 15 of 1G precincts Mitchell county gave Elthon 1112 votes Guilder son 1052 S I A ames warns for lieutenant governor Fred Lverctt received 2254 votes to 1652 foi Scott Davies for at torney Ralph Stuart received 2569 to U20 for GE Van Wcrt in Cerro vjordo county On the democratic ticket the vote was as follows on state of fices Secretary of Miller SODJ E Mullin 507 and E I Dan Mason 407 Auditor J Foarde 717 M M Shaw 845 Treasurer of Verne Clark 947 Andrew Stewart 010 Secretary of agriculture Thomas L Curran 409 Charles A Housh 128 Frank M Murray 1041 and C A Zellmcr 93 S L Haynes Frederick B Shaf fer were nominated by the re publicans for justice of peace in Mason City township the vote be E E Claus and C L Loomcr got the G O P nomination for JtC SCIlil from Franklin Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties in Mon days primary election according to unofficial figures compiled Tuesday morning which showed the Hampton man holding amar gin of 5B5voles after all precincts in the three counties had been tabulated His rival G E Van Wert also of Franklin county assumed an earlylead when his home county gave him 1460 votes while cast ing 1011 ballots for Stuart A torrid duel developed late Monday night as Cerro Gordo vot ers gave Stuart 2569 votes and Van Wert 1720 to put Stuart into a lead which he never lost Han cock county last of the three to report Tuesday counted Us total which resulted in J224 Cor Stuart and 1039 for Van Wcrt The winning candidate had a total of 4801 votes as compared to 4219 for Van Wert Documents of British Fascists Are Seized LONDON Yard men in raids which continued throughout the night detained from 30 to 40 members of the British union of fascists at Man chester and seized fascist docu ments it was made known Tues day Two fascists were detained and documents seized in raids at Ccnterbury INSPECT IRON RANGES DULUTH Minn executives ol 13 states tour north CMI Minnesota Tuesday to inspect vole of the synod at its I the iron ranges which 81st annual session opcnng here duce 60 per cent of the ore needed IKSf aiKi hC Dunton 696 L H Bohn and Ben J Smith were nominated by democrats for constable Their vote was Bohn 472 Smith 382 S C Lay man 371 AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED ROCK ISLAND 111 important amendments to the constitution ot the Evangelical Augustana synod will be LEO ELTHON Renominated BEAT RURAL FIKE TRUCK SIOUX CITY proposal to issue 52500 in bonds to finance the purchase of a fire truck to rural projection in three town ships of this vicinity failed carry at Mondays election to VALENTINE HAS DECISIVE TOTAL IN DEMO VOTE Knudson Musters But Few Votes State Tabulation Neari End DES MOINES George Wilson held fast to his 15001 cad overHarold R Gross in the owa republican gubernatorial pri mary Tuesday as the unofficial Associated Press tabulations neared completion With only 30 of the stales 2450 precincts missing the vote was Wilson 161485 Gross 145 612 and Irvinr H Knudson of Jewell Governor Wilson won renomina lon over two opponents in the re publican partys largest primary turnout in the last six years He AwaitDevelopments Future With DES MOINES R Gross of Des Moines who ap parently was defeated in republican gubernatorial primacy Tuesday issued he following statement The majority of those who voted in the republican primary election have expressed a choice We shall await developments of the future with much interest I am most ratef nl o all of you throujhout the slate who labored and voted In my behalf I sincerelyXopryoa that the cause for which you voluntarily fourht Is not in the long run a lost cause Asked whether the statement meant he would run as an inde pendent candidate for governor in the fall general election he said he had nothing to add to the state ment will fight it out in the fall general election with John K Valentine of Centerville for the job of heading the Iowa state government Valentine was nominated for governor by the democratic party over State Senator Ed Breen in Mondays primaries Returns from 2215 precincts Save Valentine 62913 and Breen 44338 Gross the shortstatured can didate who made no platform speeches during the campaign but remained close to his microphone put up a real battle in central halt of the slate but he could not cope with the incumbent in the Missis sippi and Missouri river counties Wilson rolled up a big vote in Linn county and also succeeded in car rying Polk county The governor and his radio voice foe are aroundtliecorner neighbors in Des Moines The Wilson and Valentine tri umphs both were feathers in the hits of the slates major party organizations Republican chiefs backed the governor to a man and Valentine had a major part of the democratic partys leadership on his side Throughout the unofficial tabu lations during the night the re publican candidates for governor jointly maintained an average vote of 141 votes to the precinct Should this average hold for the final 650 precincts the party total would aggregate better than 340 000 and possibly may even top the 34M37 volume polled by the four The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy showers and thunderstorms east and south cooler west and north Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy to cloudy showers and cooler extreme east MINNESOTA Mostly cloudr showers and cooler south Tues day night Wednesday partly cloudy to IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum llonrtay 86 Minimum Monday nidi BJ At 8 a m Tuesday 66 Kain inch YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 49 JOHV VALENTINE ;