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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HftR LOU f sr NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVn ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A TrU NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS WIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 51940 MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPKB CONSISTS OF 1WO SECTIONS SECTION DNS NO 22 RAINS FAIL TO HALT PEAK U S VOTE m m v Toward Heaviest in History CROWD TO POLLS NEW HIGH INDICATED Reports of Long Lines of Voters Are Received From All of State DBS voters poUied into their polling places Tuesday morning loused by one of the hottest piesidential cam paigns in many years in a volume Jhat indicated a new record would be on the books when Ihe polls closed at 8 p m Tuesday From ail sections of the state blown by brisk cold winds under overcast skies came re ports of long lines of voters in front of the ballot boxes and preliminary counts were all ahead of the corresponding hour in the At Iowa City the turnout was nearly double that of 1936 with voting orderly and steady Foit Dodge jeported its vote promised to be the largest in the citys history despite raw wcath cr with occasional cold lain flur ries Both parties there had repre sentatives at the larger piecmets as an aftermath of a minor squabble about the citys perma nent registration list Scott countyexpected a 36500 total for an all time record and reported approximately 15000 votes cast at noon slightly in ex cess of 1938 At Burlington Jhc long lines of voters in front of the precinct headquarters indicated another record voter while Centervillc reported the noon total 20 per cent ahead of the Rooscvelt Landon count four years ago Party Lines Buckled in Early voting in Cedai Rapids DIP as the heaviest m the citys his O n h tovy 5238in21 of the 23 pre cincts At the same approximate hour in 1936 Rapids and Maiion had polled 2167 Many lines oE 50 and 60 persons ex tended out of the polling places into the streets Estherville had an unusually heavy vote of 947 at a TO with shies dark and freezing tem peratures reported Voting at Cairoll was nearly oncthiid completed at 11 a m as compared with only half at 3 p m on election day in 1936 A total of 649 persons ballots there at 11 a m Tuesday while the total city vote in 1936 vvss only 2444 One of the largest turnouts In Booncs history brought 1800 voters to the pollsby U a m one a minute in some precincls Five Ciciton piecmcN lud a total vole of 1383 at U a m while their final1936 total was 4302 Creston counting boaids ordered originally to leport at 1 p m were called out 10 a m Vote as You WishBut Vote More Power New Channel Given KGLO WASHINGTON com munications commission Tuesday authoiized the Mason City Gazettc company Mason City tovva to changethe frequency of i station KGLOfrom 1210 toi 1270 kilocycles and to increase power from 100 watts night 250 watts day to one Kilowatt unlnn ted lime if if The1 commission said the changes would result in im provement of service to the Public The gi anting ot the application s expected to result iii tlie shifting of KWLC operated by Luthev 101 ege at Decoiah Iowa from 1270 to 1210 kilocycles The station now has an applica tion pending to make this change The commission lefuscd to le new the license of Chailes Waltei Greenley licensee of station KGCA at DecoLah Officials said the station had not been opeiatecl recently and that Gieenley of fered no evidence in suppoit of an application for license tc Campaign by Junior Chamber Hits Climax Political differences temporarily were tossed aside as candidates of both parties paraded down Fed eral avenue Monday night in the Get Out the Vote1 campaign sponspied by the Junior division of tho Chamber of Commeice Scveial bundled peisons lined the streets and cheeled the pa rade despite the somewhat blus tery weather which blew out the torches m the parade Election Bulletins Following the paiade a lally was held in Central paik at which Ward R Hamilton ompha I sized the fieedom possessed by i the Amqinan people and uigetl Ins hsteneisr to CNCicise then light OKLAHOMA CITY of at the polls from eifihj pic The paiade opened with a earl in OLlalioma Tuesday gave lepoileti a minutes aftci dosed at noon Two of fhe towns mmlegistraots did not Vote In 1936 the vote was Landon 4 Hooievell 1 MARTIN STATION Ala Mai tin Station fut Alabama community to icpoii on the picsi NEW YORK idential vote gave Roosevelt 8 and unofficial from statc Tuesday gave Piesidont y Roosevelt 14260 votes to I3T03 HENDERSON N Cai for Wendell L The prectmt in Vance county turns came frcfm Massachusetts New Hampshire Noil Carolina Alabama Georgia Michigan Mib Eoun Texas West Virginia Kan sas Colorado and Oklahoma KANSAS CITY JIo flj In complete leturns fiom 47 of the 2TIO Kansas piecmets Tuesday gaveRoosevelt 6492 VVillKie 7222 if ST LOUIS unofficial returns from 23 of Missouris 4484 precincts save Roosevelt 796 Willkie 201B The returns were from rural districts cabfits entne 24 votes lor Piesi dent Roosevelt Tuesday ftV At ST LOUIS unofficial returns from 16 of Missouris precincts gave Roosevelt 307 Willkie 1390 The returns were from rural districts ACTION MAKES FINAL PREVIOUS RULING F C Eishmey manager of Ra dio station KGLO Tuesday stated that the above dispatch appar ently reflected the making final by tlie commission of the recently announced proposed finding giy mg to KGLO the new wave length and increased power that it has The pioposed firitfiijg did not become fjnal uHtll the protest pe nod of twentydays had passed without the filing of exceptions or piotcsts by othcj stations o parties whose inteicsts mgiit be affected Said Air Elghmeyf We presume that this an nouncement by the commission vvillbe promptly followed by the issuance to the station of a construction permit for the in stallation of new transmission equipment which will permit KGLO 1o operate at the nettly authorized power and on the newly allocated channel As soon as such a permit is issued KGLO will confirm orders al ready tentatively placed for more than S20000 worth of new equipment f if GOSHEN Goshen One Creston precinct had voters in the first halfhour 100 cauymg pictmes of a donkey and elephant Then came four hoisc men cairymg laigc American flagi Next was a delegation of Boy Scouts also carrying flags This was followed by the flashy Mason City high school band Company H of the Mason City na tional guard marched next pro Indications pointedto a record vote in Hamilton county as Web ster Citys total was onequarter cast at I030 a m despite cold vicather with the thieat of lain OnIhe of early balloting Pottawattamie county officials estimated a 30000 total exceeding the 1936 piciidcntiiii tola by neaily 2000 Many of Clintons piccnlcts ic ulau marcneu vvun polled double the vote of four i t of ch 11 ghis The torchlights ago just bcfoie noon TuesJ dsy More than 1500 absent and sick ballots vveic lopoited and lines foimed bcfoie 7 a m in front of polling places Voting machines vveie being used in the county foithe fust time during a general election Piesi Roosevelt a lead of 1680 to 880 foi Wendell L Will Uie DENVER UR President Rooievelt had a lead of 100 votes in incomplete and unofficial re tuins Tuesday from 20 of Den vers 373 voting1 The nunai iiuara marcnea next or5 voving precincts ine vidmg a military tone to the pa unofficial tally gave the pi evident Iade 2 500 v otes to 2400 for Wendell L Willkic Then came the spectacle of candidates of both parties marching together and carryme torchliflilg A junior Chamber delegation also marcncd with the first Massachusetts town to re poit ictuvns gave Wiljkje 141 andHoosevelt 11 In 1936 the vote was Landon 115 Roosevelt 10 PITTSBURG Kans first 40 votes tountcd fiom PittbuiRi tuo picctncts Tu gaie Wendell L Willktc 2fi and Rdoscvelt 14 f if Vi 6105 BALLOTS ARE CAST HERE BEFORE 2 P M Airplanes Drone in Skies Cold Weather Doesnt Stop Voters A total of b105 voltv had been cast at 2 oclock Tuesday after noon in Mason City compaied with 5425 at tlie same h oui in lie pi evidential election lout yeais ago It wis believed to lie the hciviesl balloting in the lua loiy ot Mason City Inclement weSlhcr seemingly did not keep voters at home Tlie temperature hovered close to the freezing mark through out the day registering 36 de grees at 8 a m and 2 p M A brisk northwest wind whipped coatsaround legs nf tlie voters as they hurried into the voting places The vviud made hdid going 01 an an plane whicli cncled over Ihe uty chaggmg a huge banner Anpoit Several otucr planes also dioneci oveihead thioughout the dav presumably timg to do their bit foi the mu nicipal airpott bond issue Hockley Whipple Mawm Citys only G AR veteran and cn tenaiian cast his ballot duung the noon hour His first was for Lincoln he revealed Tuesdays was astraight ballot he admitted butVeTlised to say for what Mrs Elizabeth L Hemiagir 87 1406 North Federal avenue cast heir ballot at McKinley school shortly before noon Slie lias lived in Mason CUv since 1898 and lias not failed to vise her voting rights sfrice she Sot them through the womens suffrage amendment if One omajj i h Into the couithoube some time attci lier ballot bad been deposited in tie iilie had Uit found cut that signing the ballot matte it in valid and wanted an oppoituruty to toncct hei mistake so that her At 2 oclock the in the eight Mason City pienntti was 1910 1936 1933 1 P I W P 1 W 1 P 2 W 2 P 2 W 1 P 3 2 P 3 W 1 P 4 W 2 P 4 W TOTAL 750 643 1200 650 830 790 TiO Sbl 610r G75 498 1002 675 T125 750 750 450 6J6 510 850 775 675 674 BOO 330 Wilson Valentine I Cast Iowa Ballots DES MO1NES Then I shenuous campaigns ended Iowas candidates for goranor voted Tuesday along with the states residents and then ictucti to then homes to await the elections out conic George A lepublican candidate foi iccleUion as gov einoi vvillieieive reUuns at ins home heie Tuesday uiglit HIS fi nal appeal to voteis was a ladio address Monday night John K Valentine Wilsons demoaatic opponent ended his Ciimpaigu wilh an addies at the liaditional clemociatiL closing lajly CUnton Ho be at home inCentenUle Tuesday night vote would be counted refused She was Anothci woman let hei get i lhc bcst of hei ind altc voting a With lU additional power the stiaighl democratic ballot vuole asDII C IIV Station ill I Of i iiiugm across the bottom She also wiisicfusecl another chance vvlicu she icUuncd iftei teaming tliat such maiking invalidated the ballot she Fust ietuini from West Vugmia an incomplete tally from 26 pie cmcts in Mauon Lounty gave Roosevelt 1656 Willkie 8B8 In 193S complete returns from the countys 68 precmctb gave Roose velt 20859 Landon 11924 BOSTON of the town of in Massa piesidential City station Iiom fhe status of a local station that of a regional station which greatly increase its effective ness and seivice aiea and should give it an opportunity to lender increased service to listeners thioughout the entire North Iowa and Southein Minnesota Uacie tcnitoi Y Fuither annovnirement of KGLOs expansion plins will fnli low as voDn as tlie lyuuuc of n uinMiuelion poimit by tlie Fed1 Plal Communications commission PCI mils active nianguiation ol the at the liammHtci Addi The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly clouds colder Tuesday night with freezing temperature generally fair Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy occa sional light snow extreme northeast colder extreme east Tuesdayniffhl pattly cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Maximum Minimum Monday night 3V At 8 a m Tuesday 36 Haln 06 Inch YEAR AGO Maiimim 48 Minimum 16 Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast foi tile period from Nov 5 to Nov3 Upper iMissksippi pcratitle aveiaging neai noimal Minnebota and bllghtly below normal lov n Illinois Wed nesday and Thuisday Rising tem perature Miilnesota IowaThurs day and Friday md Wisconsin and Illinois Fnday and Satuiday Be coming joldev Minnesota western Iowa vvHIi tempeiature almost noimal Satuiday Pi compilation about nveiago OLniinng Thuiiifey night 01 Saturday Fnday Minnesota elsvvlicie Fuday and and First Was for Lincoln WORLD EVENTS AND 3RD TERM ADD INTEREST FRandWillkieGo to Polls Mark of 50000000 Expected B THE ASSOCIATED Led by Piesident Roosevelt and Wendell Willicio the voleis Ameuca icgisteicd their prefei encc foi Picsidcnt Tuesday in iHimbeis which appealed likely to icach a ictoul 50000000 despite lam and snow in bome sections From virtually all Paris ot the country except South Carolina which is fopsldely democratic that the voting is only 9 tor malily came reports of licavy outpourings of voters Analysts generally attributed this to Interest in the third term issue and litquestions growing but of the international situation f A few minutes in the white fiamc town hall at Hyde Paik village N Y Mis Emma Crapser chairman of theelection board asked tlie name FranUlm D Roosevelt he re plied Mi Roscvell spent fiS seconds behind the green curtains of the voting booth Outside again pho togiapheiV asked him to wave to the crowd He refeired evidently to tlie fact that Hyde Paik usually votes lepubliiati Bui lie waved an WilV Wendell L Willkic lauyei was amongthe millions who casl his feltot before noon Enteuns the polling place at a public school in York City he saidinre sponse to nquestion that he wis l gcnnR u volo ptiaighl lepuult jcnn I Early in he day report nf i rain niovinj eastward across the central states stirred speculation that forecasts bf a recard vole might not be realized But later dispatches old of citizens dis vcgardliiff rain snow and blus tcry winds to cast a heavy vole in Wisconsin of early voting in Minnesota bearing out tions uf a Ins vote despite show and rain flurries of Tennessec ans streaming to the voting booths uitliout legard to scat tered rains of a heavy early Votf inOhio in the faceof similar conditions U W I WATEUV1LLH N H tAil seicn of Watei uanuii i Wendell Willkie the 1J llit r J cliusetts to lepoit a fat Wendell WiHki it Roosevelt tional giound at Die transmitter Mte on the Noitb Clear Lake load has aheadv been purthafced and two new dhectjonal lowers will be erectejl under the present plan Mr Eighmey added Ab soon as a new license is issued to ladio station KWLC at Decorah for op eiation on the 1210 wavelength now used by KGLO this station f n cln k Mi Aunm Election Argument Results in Shooting INDIANA Pa An argu ment over the merits of presiden tial candidates in Tuesdays elec tion ended Monday night ia the shooting of Pete Muzininsky 25 in the southwestern Pennsylvania community of Dilltovvn State M6 toft Patrolman E M Hoffman re orted A blast from a shotgun however uere soon blown out Vttcntioil to the anpoit bond I Lit OLllyUll OUI1Q vvas called by the next Wot Americans cdUnc of the paiade Fust was Novheie in 1 pit Mi Ui kic and Patuotic songs were presented by a vocal unit from tho high school in a float A comic float concluded the parade At the rally in the park Paul McAuley president of the Junior Chamber presented Hank Hook master of ceremonies Candidates of both parties were Earl Hunt and his band supplied music and Dr R F Kunz and Fred Shaffei led community HJ j ix Ji n st i r i cn o Ft uck Mu7minky in thrleft thigh I singing and Hoffman aid theie vva a if possibility his leg might be amVoting Is not onlv a privilege piitatcd Muvminsky s opponent in hut a sacred duly Sir Hamilton Ihe argument was taken into told approximately 1000 Hslcn loh Tomorroxv vvc go to the bcbodtfficult if not impos sible to attempt to bung together in such fine haimony any consid erable number of people ho dif fer m their beliefs This good will and close ap proach of the brotherhood of man did not just happen Our prepared thc ground work of this great heritage for us It is ours la preserve H America cvcisurrenders the right to1 cast a tree ballot then j Vmcnca uil eae to be the land i ot the fice and it will no longci be a home of men and women Mt Washington had icpoitetl a vote for 32 fpi Willkic and ID for j picsident Goshen m Hampslnic tounty vyab the fust town m the state to report casting 140 voles for Will kie and 11 for President Roose velt In the 1936 election Goshen gave the president 10 votes com pared to ila fov Alf M Landon POINT AUX BARQUES Mtch This hamlet on the veiy Up of the Michigan thumb main tiSined its record Tuesday of being the states first precinct to report It gave Roosevelt 2 votes and Willkie 13 if f MT WASHINGTON U Berkshire county town Tuesday rave Uillkie 32 Roosevelt 10 In 1936 the vote was Landon 26 Roosevelt 15 jj t CAHKOLLTON Ga to vote in 1 cooncvatc whole hcavtedlv to 06 foi uulh KWLC Much of cnu bnngiiig low by KGLQ vdl be thp stale to j tiansfciretl to tlie Decoiah ii foi which when vvok theie K f complotcri will have a completely f modornixed nnd effluent plant ftillv pqual to tliat now by KGLO bi 8 Alf Coroner Declares Iowa Mans Death Accident BURLINGTON JJP Coioner R O Giles icported E E Cald vvell 70 a letired Metiiapohs faimei died a natural death The coroner was called when it was at fust thought Caldvvell might have met foul pny He fell dead in Ins garage Monday his head striking the hub of his car Uho enjoy tne blessings of postei hefusl 600 persons to vote in hly that have come dovn to us i the mam Cauollton piecmct Tuesday morning 572 cast bal lots for President Roosevelt and 28 for Wendell L WIHkie Ordin ary Matt Griffin reported one of the few places in Texaswhich rc the vote liend throughout the day imoffinal ictuins gave the presidentVfr yotes to 174 rov Willkic in 33of Harris county 149 precincts nocklcy Avhippie Mason Citys onlv remainingG A K veteran who celebrated hfs 100th blrlhdaj last Ncv Years dav ls shown above dropping his ballot into flip box at Lapmcrs taraRc His first volefor president ucnl to Abraham Lincoln lip salil Tuesdays ballot was a slralghl one he revealed hut refused to sa vvlsal parlv U was for Lockphoto Kajcnar eitjrravinjr Pi aspects foe a in Missouii Kansas Oklahoma and Texat until of cd by fioai Die weather buicati jt Ivan City Uiat inns iuicl Leaded rv eiyvhoie in tiial aiea cXLCplm sunlheatn n In Nev England iienciiUs rlevttofi LfhciiN lepoiled m cuily hcasy paitiLUlaijy in Ihe large titicand mdustiu The bnllotmj was only nuiinn foi the fnt hours in Vci rnont SKiea weie oveitast in mast sections of the northeast hut the weather warm and fav orable for a large vote Heavy voting was reported also in Noi In Carolina and Vivginti but theie wns a hght tujnout in solidly dcmonrUiL South Caio hua iVo thud tei m signs pniiled on he sidev alls in ficmt of riomjolic Va polling pi ICPS Monday niglil V Mrs John N Garner wife the president cast her lai lot at Uvalclc Mr Gar ner did not accompany her to the pollhit plaic ami uhctlicr lie would vote later was not dis close il I hi vicuHfsl pitsidcntial an diriak Nounan Tliomas voted jn the obieivation tliat tin is the waist campaign rin all my uohUcar mcmoii and that gce foi1 both okl TJP respomibllity of regk tering nfesldcntial choices wis lie first of many confronting voters In addition there were the 35 scats in the U S Senate and the 432 seats in the house ot representatives to be filled W Thirtythree states had giibei natoiUil rates and theic wcie mi meroiisstate county and loca ionicIs on many of the balMt The numbei ot notional and sUtc tKitLs at ilonc totaled fi 794 PioidorRoixcvclt nni Willkie abandoned aclui nm poigmog on elrctinn rvc f ;