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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HAHl04 H 1ST OEPT of fo DCS UP I HIS MP I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI THI NIWSTAMR THAT MAKISALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 28 1940 MASON CITY BRIGHT MASON CITY POPULATION 27027 4 ft J 16 Per Cent Gain Over 1930 Shown in Unofficial Count See Tabulation for the District ou Pace 11 Mason City is a city of 27027 persons This information was released Friday by M L Mason fourth district supervisor of tlie census in a preliminary re port The official and final figure can only be released from Washington D C after the local reports have been thor oughly audited he explained The 27027 figure which is of April 11940 is an increase of 3723nearly 16 per cent over the 1930 population of 23304 and shows a continuation of the consistent gain re ported in each successive census since that of 1885 In that year the state census gave Mason City the right to boast of a population of 3519 Towns and cities in the fourth congressional district in the 10 year period since the last fed eral census gained ID per cent in population according to pre liminary reports for the 12 counties in northeast Iowa Preliminary census reports had been issued Friday for all of the districts towns and cities with the exception of Oelwein county seat of Fayette county which is ex pected within the nextweek Mi Mason said Population figure for each of the 12 counties also will be an nounced in the near future he promised Exactly what Mason Citys pop ulation was Friday no one was prepared to say The census ac cording to government regula tions was taken as of April 1 bies born since that date were not counted and strangely persons died after enough April I included even thoutfi they V Mason City has been a city oj ihe iirst class since the 1915 state census when it passed the 15000 mark for the first time but the 1940 census pushed it over the 25000 mark an important step in Its legal status Many state laws draw a dividing line at the 25000 mark and are applicable only to of a larger population than that figure Mason Citys population in crease at 3723 for the last de cade exceeded that of the pre ceding one when a gain of 3 239 was recistered according to the federal census figures Here are the population figures for the last 55 years State Census 1885 1895 1905 19t5 1925 3519 5626 8357 17152 22682 Federal Census The legislature 1890 1SOO 3910 1920 1930 1940 did not 4007 6746 11230 20065 23304 27027 pro Vide for the customary state cen sus in 1935 Previously the state census1 had been taken each 10 years midway between the federal counts Because of the discon tinuance of the state census the last decade is the longest period which lias elapsed without an of ficial count of Mason Citys popu lation Cooperation has been good iJVIr Mason reported when asked if enumerators had had any diffi cudties There were a few persons who were reluctant to answer at first but after the matter had been fully explained to them their re luctance was overcome We had no outright refusals and most people were surprised that the enumerator took as little time as he did The census may have taken a little longer than was expected but we have been particularly anxious to have an accurate count and after all there were 361 enumer ation districts in the 12 counties with approximately 60000 dwell ings and 28000 farms each of which had to be visited The rechecking done in Mason City during the last few weeks to make sure that everyone was in cluded resulted in several amusing incidents the census official said One man telephoned to say that he had a large family and none o them had beencounted The enu merator was asked to call and straighten the matter out Why yes I remember your being here said the head of the family but I thought you were the assessor Nazis Claim Allies Plotted Invasion BERLIN Friday night issued a new white designed to justify the German invasion of Holland and Belgium on the grounds that since the war started the allied powers had boon plotting an invasion of the Ruhr valley through the low countries BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tin g a r y calls up reservists as war clouds thicken over Balkans may press demands on Ru mania SOFIA Bulgaria rushes troops to Rumanian border calls reserves I S T A N B U L Turkey for any attack on Dardanelles amid mounting Balkan crisis BUCHAREST German Russian friction seen stirred by soviet march into Ru mania red army occupies four cities little Balkan king dom rushes most of 2000000 troops to Hungarian frontier Nazi officials hint theyll take care of Russia later LONDON British bomb ers attack German occupied objectives from Norway to Holland may evacuate civil ian populations from congest ed cities conservative party backs win the war policy denies peace moves nazi air raiders bomb Britain again say can nons are speaking to answer anyBritish peace overtures 43 reported killed in British bombing raid in Netherlands British Sub Sinks Nazi Transport Ship LONDON The admiralty announced Friday the submarine Tetrarch had torpedoed and sunk a deeplyladen German transport of 8000 tons the south coast of Norway The announcement said the Tetrarch was counterat tackedby nazi torpedo boats and planes but escaped Willkie Will Resign as Head of Utility PHILADELPHIA L Willkie republican presidential nominee told a jammed press conference Friday he intended to resign from the presidency of the Commonwealth and Southern cor poration public utility holding company Monday The Weather FORECAST fOlVAvGenerally fair Friday night and Saturday consider ably cooler Friday nijht con tinued cool Saturday MINNESOTA Generally latr Friday nijrht and Saturday ex cept showers along Lake Su perior Friday night cooler Fri day nUht not qnite so rool Saturday afternoon northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday gt Alinrmim Thursday nijht 57 At 8 a m Friday p4 Ram FrScay 154 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 4 Minimum LOOKING DOWN ON MASON CITY AS THE MUNICIPALITY APPEARS FROM AIR AS IT RK ACHES A NEW HIGH IN POPULATION 27027 PICTURE LOOKS NORTHEAST F R WOULD MEET WILLKIE Would Be Glad to Talk About Foreign Affairs With Nominee BULLETIN WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Friday lie would be glad to talk about foreign with Wendell L Willkie republi can nominee for president Asked at his press conference whether he would hare any rouble getting together with Willkie on foreign affairs the chief executive asserted that he would be glad to Ulk with Will kie at any time f But when reporters inquired whether he had anything to say on politics Mr Roosevelt replied that he thought not as he had been pretty busy on other things He opened his press conference in a jovial mood apologizing for being late and explaining that his elevator wasnt working because someone turned off the power Grinning he said he was hoping it had no connection with what happened at Philadelphia where Utilities Executive Willkie was nominated Lead GOP De Gaulle Recognized by British as Leader of AD Free French LONDON The British government Friday night recog nized General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of all free French men General de Gaulle dropped from the French army by the Petrin government ot France after he called for continued re sisiancc to Germany hcuis a nn tionil committee of French in sort of shadow gov ernment in cxilc if CHARLES L McNARY Presidential Nominee WKNDELL L WILLKIE Nominee G 0 P Galleries Continued to Shout We Want Willkie PHILADELPHIA UB said theyd never nominate this but theyre just people not dele man Willkie The old time pollI Bates ticians said If he to be a i So hc sot around that republicm whv doesnt he begin ihc boys who in another era ss a precinct worker marie the smokefilled rooms M a lhe famous wnold never tolerate vhils Ilic wore shouting nomination of Wendell f WWKU UuUie we want Willj Willklo utilities man V siiro hcsj hicmc a republican only ycs gn or people behind himi trrrtay so to speak They would up on him first and make deals The delegates gathered for the first roll call and the inside dope was that itrs Taft or its Dewey or itll be a deadlock and a dark horse will get it Nobody but the Willkie floor managers and the people in the galleries said its Wiilkie In this qreat auditorium where the republicans had their na tional convention the floor was jammed and the galleries packed The late comers sat on steps stood in the aisles The same galleryitns judging by their shouts and whistles and gen eral clamor had been present at every session It was these same galleryites to whom Permanent Chairman Joseph W Martin had frequently had to direct the re minder This is 1 republican con vention and you are merely its guests Gov Harold E Slastcn ol Min i nesoti the convention kcynolcr j whobecame Willkies floor leader sat qniclly in aisle scat near the stage directing his lieuten ants MNARYWINSON FIRST BALLOT Wiilkie Heads Ticket on 6th Ballot After Sensational Advance WILLKIE STORV OV PACK PHILADELPHIA re publiciin party Friday placed its 1940 national 1 Willkie of New York and Charles L McNary of the nation on nplatform of peace pre paredness and prosperity McXary veteran republican leader of the senate was chosen as the G O P vice presidential candidate Friday afternoon n single runaway ballot Willkie took the top place at a m on Ihc sixth presidential roll call Friday morning Willkie leaders aided by the 1936 presidential nominee former Governor Alt M Landon of Kansas persuaded Mc Nary to tnkc second place on the ticket Selection yl McNary was ar daimcd by parly strategists as ytving the lJ4i G O P ticket perfect bnlimcc is an easterner a po litical neophyte and a busi nessman McXary is a western cr a veteran of the parly coun cil chambers and a spokesman for agriculture The name of Representative Dewey Short of Missouri the partys only acknowledged cam paigner for the vice presidency also went before the convention for the No spot but this was mere formality Outside of a few scattered votes it was all McNary on the first and only The nomination came when the call of the states reached New New York cast 82 votes for MciNary assuring the Orcgonian ;