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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOyYANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY LTHE BRIGHT SPOT 4 VOL XLVII 6WE CESTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 1940 THIS PAPEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SEC I ton ONE NO 2 BRITAIN AND RUMANIA NEAR BREAK Foreign Area in Shanghai Tense PUPPET MAYOR SLAIN TROOPS REPORTEDNEAR Rumors Heard Japan Plans to Take Over international Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japanese denials usually w e 11infoimed souices insisted Friday night that 14000 Chinese soldiers ot the Japanesedominated Nanking goveinment were conoenUaled outiide Shanghai while iumoi nad it tliat Japan plans to take ovei th6 international settlement 01 the Fiench concession Oct 18 The puppet icgimes troops Weie to have been moved Thursday to new positions be tween Shanghai and the Woosung at the south the Whang poo jivei about 12 milts below the Lity Rumors of impending forceful action against the foreign areas in this otherwise Japanesecon trolled city linked w ith the impending reopening Oct 17 by Britain of Uie Burma road to supplies for the central Chinese government Japanese authonties sought to stem the excited rumors circulat ing since the United States state department suggested T u es d a y that Americans lfiayetbe Orient Nazis Admit RAF Over Wide Areas Say Damage Is Small saying that investigation fai had not determined 7 The tuated by the assassination early Friday morning of the Chinese puppet mayor of Japaneseoc cupied Shanghai FM Siaocn and energetic Japanese attempts to ftud the cleaverwielding as sassin Wavy andarmy spokesmen offi cially denied Ihe rumor lhat Japa nese forces are planning to take over the settlement or the French concession by foicc Oct 18 after the Buima road icopenb The army spokesman admitted there might have been some troop movements but declared no troops concentrated with the jidea of moving against foieign aieas Also denied were rumorstliat Japanese aie building con centration camps m which we in tend to intern foieigners The army spokesmen refused to comment on Mayor Firs death be 3ond thus whether the motive was political or personal Other reliable Japanese sources however said that Fu one of theclosest guarded men in the Orient was hacked to death with a meat knife by a servant who stole in and out of the mayors bedroom in llong kew without arousing Madame Fu or two Japanese and two Russian bodyguards in adjoin ing rooms He was said to have toldguards ouUide the house that the mayor sleeping and then got on a bicycle and escaped tefoie the alarm was sounded Tus family offered a reward of 50000 Chinese dollars for arrest of the assassin and an additional 25000 for m foimation leading to the 52500 and 51250 Baffled Japanese military au thorities turned the Hongkew sec tion upside down in their hunt The myslenous lulling tcrized by the Japanese as an iii Mdc job climaxed a senes of acts of violence which have taken the lives of scvcial pi eminent pio Japanesc C li i n c s e in icceiit British Cruisers Attempt to Shell Cheibourg Reported BERLIN of a Buush ciuisers attempt to shell Geiman held Cheibourg of RAF devastationin Hamburg and Am steidam and of a British anstab into cential minimized m the Geiman telling a new flavor Friday in the lunmng account ot the wai if They nere interesting side lights to the continued recital of layin and dayout smashing of British war objectives even though the nazis in passing on the reports acknowledged no damage to any German or Ger man held military objective Except foi the barest mention of Thursday nights BAF opeia tions icaching into central west ern and noithwestein Geimany with such phiases as note vvoilhy piopeity damage1 and Without any military damage being done the high command licit to infoimed cucles the le poiling of Butamsan and naval sorties In London the British air ministry reported attacks on the Wilhelmsliaven naval base the Krupp shipyards at Kiel scat tered oil depots and shipping in channel Invasion These quaiters said that a cruisei attempting early Friday morning to attack Cherbourg on the French coast across from Portsmouth England was forced towithdraw by the fire of coastal German Air Force Is Thrust Back in Four Attempts on London LONDON times Fii day the Geiman an foicc thiubt at Londons defenses and four times accoiding to the British they were hurled back by HAF pattols and ground gunners A swift succession of air laid alarms and allclear signals the lumble of antiaucraft fue and the drone pioleetiug planes told Londoneis the ttoiy of attack and defense W W Reports came from the Kent coast that 40 German fighters flying at great height crossed the cliaunel during Ihe morning and proceeded inland A foi maton nine Geiman lanes was said to have tuined tail when antinnciaft shells buist directly m fiont it The nazi uideis toared over England anew after bieakmg olf their icgulai night attack much eaihet than usual They weie be lieved to have chopped many time ximbs on the embattled island duung the vvidespiead dusk to The German guns showered the vessel with shells the informed circles said out a heavy haze made it impossible to say wheth er Hie warship was damaged The same quarleis and the Of faal news agency DNB ac knowledged consideiuble damage to the north German port of Hambuig duung the night saying that British bomb devastation was splead over a densely populated section of moie than fiveeighths of a mile radius while another area was characterized as a shambles of ashes Hamburgs casualties were list ed as thiee dead 15 seriously m juied and many more sligntly m jured Eighteen pei sons were killed Shanghai muncipal polite said the Japanese had asked them lo help Ioci1e a hutted peisonal servant ot Fu5 oiic Sung Tsucn who reported missingafter the killing Tlic 70 year old mayors throat was slashed while bis wife slept in an adjoining bed and armed guards patrolled the grounds of his home Madame Fu awakened in time to hear steallhy footsteps retreating from the room bat could give no clue to the killers Identity Elaborate precautions had been takfn in an effort to insure the of the mayor who narrow ly escaped assassination ii No vember 1938 Ho considered hip residence in and 20 wounded in an eaily mom ing raid on Gei manoccupied Amsterdam according to a reporl relayed through Berlin which told of no specific damage but merely called It a heavy assault the sec ond since Monday night when scoi es of incendiary and explosive bombs caused eight deaths The high commands icvievv of the continuing siege of London and England said medium anc heavy caliber bombs dioppcd on dawn assaults Liveipool dispalches said 40 ugh explosive bombs dropped on its poit and sbipyaids in the long est raid of the war in that aiea lesultmg in teveial casualties Tluee bombs nanowly missed a movie theater One hundred employes of a London club escaped injury when a bomb fell near their basement shelter during a night laid Barri caded windows were blown in A watchman in a oneman cyl al though a building wasfiemol ished above his refuge Scores of persons sleeping jn a shelter under a sevenstory office buildingwere unhurt al though buildings on three sides were wrecked The air ministry said five Ger man bombers were shot down Thuiiday and five fiutish pianos ueic lost Two of the British pi lots weie icported safe tiowevei Unformed sources in Berlin claimed 10 ButUh planes weic shot down Thuisday but gave no figures on German losses Obseiveis said the night attack was much less severe than pievi ous taids attributing the change to the accuiacy of their antiair ciaft who weie icported to hrfve continued their practice of potting nazi flaies as fast as the raideis diopped them numeious essential Thuiiday night at Lnoi pool Biikenhead and Manchester and at Liverpool caused big flies along the Mersey river site of big docks and shipyards DIES OUTSIDE STUDHX STUART services weie being arranged here Friday for Mis Michael Towey 70 who died of heart disease Thursday while waiting a photogra phers studio wlicic hei son Rob ett and his budc wcic having wedding pictuies taken BELIEVE JAPAN MAY TAKE OVER FOREIGN AREAS Officials in Capital View Shanghai Anew as Potential Trouble Spot WASHINGTON ff Official conceiu over the tense far east situation centered anew Fiiday on Shanghai as a potential tiouble spot after the slaying theie of the citys puppet mayor and a Japa nese army officer One of the chief dangersas viewed in w ellinformed but unofficial quartets was that the Incident might occasion new Japanese attempts to take over the entire International settle ment ff w j Officials refiamqd fiom com ment since the assassination of the SiaoEn occurred with in the guarded Japanese stronghold of Hongkew and the killing of the officer just outside However it was noted the mu nicipal police of the international settlement had been asked by Japanese authorities to help search foi Fuspeisonal servant who was missing from the mayors resi dence after the killing The sei vants home had beenin thqsettle ment at least until thiee weeks ago Several times m the past Jap anese have charged that lawles characters have taken refuge in parts ol the settlcrnent not unde Japanese control The possibility that a serioui situation might arise in Shangha over some such incident as Fu assassination long hasbeen le gaided here as one of the danger in the far east The United Stales has some 1200 marines stationed in Shanghai and lias failed so Tar o reach an agreement with Japan on division of theformer British international settlement sector for patrol purposes Japan dissatisfied with the di made by the Shanghai mu nicipal council sought to take ove the entire area The United States howevei has insisted on patiollmi an area in which the poitant Amencan interests are lo cated Disputes have been frequen between American and Japanesi forces in Shanghai Any icnewed Japanese effort to gain complele contiol of th international settlement it wa expected heie would be based o the claim that othei foreign mill tary forces weie inadequate t ANCIENT WINDOWS DAMAGED LONDON e ancient stained glass windows of Canter bury cathedral wei e damaged m a recent ail raid it was officially disclosed Fuday mgnt The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday nijfhl and Saturday mild cmpcratuic but slightly cooler extreme east Fiiday night MINNESOTA Partly cloiidv Fi iday night and Saturdaj mitd tcniperature but slightly coaler northwest Fifday night and near Lake Superior Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather sta tistics Maximum Tliursdaj 62 Minimum Thursday night 40 At 8 a m Friday 52 Uain 05 jIch YEAR AGO Maximum G Minimum 43 Extended Outlook Weather forecast for the period from Oct IK Upper Mississippi valley flow a Illinois Wisconsin and Minnesota except those portions that drain into tlicGfeal the JapanejeconUoiled will av ciauc above lioicl of HonsUcvA the safest ot Ihe noimal with no uiHKually old homes between whiiji he wealhct pcuod Liltlc 01 divided his lime ncvci sleeping no pi ccipitatioiis except foi mua two contccutivc nights in the sainc sional light hhovvcis northern hcd 1 Minnesota LOOK INSIDE FOR GOV HAROLD E STASSEN maintain order Tolks to 414 at Convention Raymond M Crossman Omaha Nebr nast president of Kivvanis International one of the featured speakers on the Friday forenoon program of the IowaNebraska district convention here A registration tofal of 414 persons Was announced Friday noon From left lo right are p W Tomasck Grinnell district governor Mr Crossman and William F Zimmerman Fremont Nebr immediate past disirict governor who introduced tjic speaker lock photo KayenSv cneraviiiK Urges Business Principles in Thinking of Government Past International Kiwanis President Speaks at Convention Application of thiee business delega lon of aulhoiity and continuing citizens in then attitude towaid goveinment was advocated Fuday Nebraska district Urges Willkies Plan for Building Defense PAGE 2 Trojans Upset Austin For First Victory SPORTS PAGE Iowa Farm Price Index Makes 8 Point Gain STATE PAGE Meanwhile the United Stales went forward with measures to strengthen Pacific defenses the war department announcing that the 25Ist coast artillery anti aircraft regiment of the Califor nia national guard would be sent to Hawaii to reinforce the garri son there The regiment num bering 1000 increase army strength in the midPa cific outpost to 25000 It also was disclosed that th government had stopped the ship mcnt of 10 military planes whic had been sold to Thailand country suspected hcic of Japa nese leanings and territorial de signs on French IndoChina In another move to sticngthc defenscs the eminent ealle to active duty fiTOO marine cori reserves The oideis issued laic Tiuns day dnetted 200 offjccis and SjOO men to report to mobilization sta tions along the Pacific and At lantic coasts on or about 7 The attention of the United States was not nveted on Asia however An Older was issued fieezmg some of Rumanian owned funds and securities m this countiy for the obvious puiposo of keeping of the hands of Gei mans pioceeding into Rumania The order was similar to those immobilizing wealth oj nine oilier European nations occu pied by troops ot Germany or Rus sia Under itnonc of the funds or securities may be withdrawn with out the of the at the Iowa convention of Kiwanis InternatioacilbyJKaymond M Crossman Omaha past inter national president of Kiwanis Government has become a worker for the political party he asserted in developing his suggestion of specialization it is ime that the parties become more determined to get hcttcr qualified candidates Does a widow necessarily have the ciualifications her statesman husband had he asked his lis teners should do only those lhmg for us which it can do more efficiently than we can do ourselves he pointed out calling loi a cessation of too wide delegation of authoiity We have today the biggest army of goveinment supeivisoib tnbpec tois jegulatois and checkers in the histoiy of this or any other present Continuing supeyvision should be such as to see that the job is done he explained It should be constiuotive sup e i vi sio n he warned and should encourage ef ficiency as well as to discourage inefficiency Nothing hps happened to the government that was not first wrong with flic citizens Mr Crossman told his fellow Kij wanians calling upon llicm to help bridge the chasm that has desClopcd in recent ears be tween citizens and their govern ment His addicss was one of sis on the moinmg progiam which con tinued discussion of Hie conven tion theme Khvanis Building Budges John Coverdale W a t c il o o chanman of the distiict commit tee on agiicultui o opened tlic program with a discussion of The Rural and Urban Bridge He suggested that the most im poilant field foi Kiwanis woik in dealing with then lural neighbotwas coopciatioi with the 411 pioglam the turning gen jcialion He alo pointed out the need foi gelling acquamlcd with the oung people iut out of school who aic beginning lu overthe Cooperation with the older generation should include an appreciation by Kiwanians of the importance of true soil con servation lie insisted a WillkicMcNary lapel button The Youth and Age Budge was the subject of Duke William employe inteicst in his ikeis He the pun uple of collective baigaining and uggested that employes should be opt infoimed about business conditions and their suggestions welcomed dignity and senousncbs Thuis day eveningfor five houis ful of me food fun and dancing a the Suif ballroom It was the gov cnioisbanciuet and ball foiiluict enteitauiment event oi the con vention The Sheldon Apullo glee club which came 135 miles fur its 10 minute concert vias the feature of the floor show The 27 men directed by Prof Kenneth John son and accompanied by Mrs Sam Olson are all Sheldon resi dents Although Dr K F Kunz Mason City the master of cerc Therc is nothing new In the monies haa announcca no en cores the audience was so in sistent that the glee club re turned tosins a final number Rivaling the visitors on th program was arr exhibition solution of the Industrial re lations Droblena he pointed OUtctt wassail summed up twolffiKB Hulc Slackness greed and internal greed strife Were called the worst ene mies of our democracy by Bobeit Y Kerr Grinnell speaking on Mateiial and Hpnitual Budge We have looked on our American libeities as underwrit ten by Destiny he they must be fought for to be maintainedMoral values and bpmtual discipline aic lial He i s moial responsibility to thenation and excused his dwelling upon ma tciial factos by saying that a simple social factoi in His hands become a spnitual factoi of tie mendous consequence For those who have become pessimistic he suggested that it was well lo lemcmbei thnt no generation of Americans hascvei let America down The memorial service for Ki who have passed ou during the last year was led by Dr Clarence E Flynu of the First Methodist church Mason City who spoke on The Eter nal Bridge Ht likened lite ctcina bf idgc to the iam FIHILISCO budge Is dailc tunnel halfway with of the East Monies club made suggestions for cooperation between Kiwa nians and the younger generation He also told of woik being done m this field throughout the district Paul Bunco geherat traffic miinaaer for the Northwestern 1 Bell Telephone company Omaha i discussed Ihe relations bclwefiii UOXT AWARD PRIZE irmplojn anct emplnyc troCKHOLM The medi Laboi and Capital BudRC cal tdtufly oi StockJioIiii univcif fssciitiiK he Mty has decided not to awaid the I good I puzc for mediLinc this cai The ed good iclalionship bc pistol and revolver marksman by Seigt and Mib Leo Al stot dancing and singing mimbci by pupils or Jimmy Fleming i sotoi by Mi Paul Ainol tcifOii and tno numbrisby Rusty Hingequartet ilt ol Ma Son City Die floor mui ng pictuics from conventions al Keaijney Newton and Min ncapolis weie shown Einic eiaidi Mason City aicoidtonist irovidcd music foLinterims WZ1S RUSHING MEN AIRPLANES NTO OIL AREAS English Minister Hoare Is Authorized to Sever Relations LONDON IUP AitthontatMP iilish souices said Fuday night lat German armored and motor ed forces are moving into Ru nama in considerable numbeia nd Hint Butish Minister SuRegi ald Hoaic ha been authorised to Heal oil diplomatic lelations at ny time he deems advisable The Biitili soiucos apparently smg then statement on ovten ivc delayed icports fiom Hoaie aid that at least two German mo divisions and one annoted ision appear to be espcctcd m lumnnia Litmutes ot the numbcis of ierman Uoops aheady in Ru lania imged fiom 2000 to 2U000 IVIimsler Luca Sturza epoited to have told Hoaic that omc 23000 vvcie already in the court An Butibh souicc aid that it is dcai the German OLCCS intend to occupy all stralc gic points m Rumania and appai ently alieady have occupied many of them HOARE MAY DETERMINE WHEN TO BREAK OFF LONDON Britain it vas leaincd Fiidiiy night allou Sir Reginald Hoaie Butish minister to Bucharest to deter mine when and whether diplo matic lelations with Rumania shall be bioken off Nazi Warplanes Fly Over Bucharest By Nazi warplanes roaring over Rumania heightened fear at a m the Balkans or the iieiiieast Friday as Great Britain and Geimany lousht ou iuli le fury in the ah Iwccn cmplojcr and cmploc and Neitiiei sit allows tip thoe enterthe tuniid he said Neith ci is daik a it looks and both open up to daylight on Ihe uthei side The local pasloi also told of seeing ncighbois ot his boyhood leaving for the Othei side of the iver to bettei fum lands and low hit family finally followed Ihcm and helped to piepare mes for otiict neighbois came lalei CiosuiR the ctcinal budge is just that he point ed out He vvas aEtbiled by the double quaitct of liic Fust Methodist chinch vIjnh sanjj the mimbci concluding Ihe session Ralpli C Baikci 0uiluiin N Cal Uuslcc oC Kiwauis Inleuia lional was the tpcalcci at the noon relioUMiip lunchecin with the Cily ciub Llojd L Gcci piesiding The inlerhational officer called upon Kiwanians to learn to know the organization and its aims to have faith in it and have the vision to direct them on the proper course Its what you build foi olhcit that you must live within Fie warned telling the stoiy oi the contractor who built a house for a fuend cheapening it because it was good jancT then xvsis given tlic completed house by his friend He was introduced by Di Eugene Wolcott DCS Moinei the inlcrnational treasurer Dr R 1 R1 leader Tlie Iesislerccl aUeudaucc vvus announced at 114 More than 450 Kiwnnians nnd Kivvaniquecns laid aside their NAZISOVIET TALKS PLANNED Authoritative German Press Denies Any Conflict in Interests 1 BERLIN atilhoiita lise ioinmcntil Dienst Au Dculschiand inserted Friday that new GiimjnHussian comoia tioiis ho held suon at Mo cow and took to ciejjy thai Iheie v is any lonflut be tween sovietinterestsand1 the re cent pad of Gennany Italy anil Japan So far ia tcintuiiil pioblems are onceincd it is pointed out in Berlin that the soviet union would be able lo piocuie solid political and coi7imeicial a d x a n t a g o through new lelotios to the icich the seivice said Dienst Ans Dcutschlami i nu sideied close to the Beilin foieign office Tlic new Moscovs oneisjitu cancel n the scnuaiuua I Uaclc balances of Geimany and Hv and Ihcn i elation to new tciiilones nf the ania Lai 14 and lo Flying low over Bucharest more than 150 German vvar crafl including diver bombers Rumanians a stern warn ing of nazi air power as high ranking German air officers ar med in the capilal w The complete conliol of lie jciman military over liic oilpio ducmg Balkan slalc appealed o be sliongly established but botn Moscow and Berlin insisted that theie vas no clash ot interests be tween soviet Russia and Geimany in the southeast and diplomatic icpoits or a possible axis tluusl towaid Gicece 01 Turkey re mained imconfumed The Moscow communist new 5 papei Piavda pubhshed a IOOR ediloual emphasizing Uiat theie uas no icatoii for conflict be tween nussii and Gcimany des pite liie Soviets gical mletebtin the Uiirdanclle The ihiustniR of a Get man speuliead info liic southeast however jiritlcd lo Ihe difficuliiet of Bnlain in thp midst ol 1115 an V11 She icith Gcimany vvas massing huge quantities olvvar materials in Ru mania hut continued to insist that suggestions of a chive low aid Tuikey vcic Bntibh piopaganda However Russian sources in Rumania exhibited nervousness the acceleration of nazi moves jn tliat country Great Inus of barges were reported moving dcmn Ihe Danubr bringing German troops full war equipment toward Ru mania and the Black sea flcpoits fiom Russianoccupied said that soviet diggtng in dcCcrsiHy alone liic lUimiman boidei Thcic troop movc in woid of lllCi t s0itl to sent of sums and a cliallcngc lo uuimliijiis into Humanm lepic aii imouut equal to onc fnuith of lhcv RiumiiLan nalional City waj thr song ceded by Itumania The conlinucd intcichiingc I Ivvrcii Geunmj met he ovitl union was itmiclcicd bv Aiis DcutsxhiaiKl theopinion it alti ibutcd lo Anclo cntlcs lhit Ruvii hue air ontiaiy lu Ihe uuciurt RomeBeilm arid Diitilt flijjlomals buuiing their lconCidcutiil ijipci andpitpaiinR lid my moment still le I nuiiiirdjiii Buchrirest London vc yrcal difficulty nrcom inunicalirifi v illi the Buchaiest Ic lsaiinnantl thcve wore hints liiat Hummii at German m lion hmdcung commUiii ciiticms nesc Britain Blocks All Rumanian Credits LO N D O N The government liasblocked British ill Ru in thi rounliy l i fiidny This j tht action taken i maman ciedits leai nod parallel vulh Thursday by the United State freezing Rumanian credits in tint country It was not knmvu whcth ci Rumanian ships m Bntibh were included in the seixuiv or der vitkh was tuadc because of Gumui tinnp tritci ing Rumanin and liciiiur nf ihr HiTcsls and riiisli witnniVt of Biitons there Hip north Burtapcst ro porlcd that iicHlicratlons of the RumanianHungarian commis sion over questions arising from the Transylvania cession hart been hrokcn off CHARGE BRITISH TOID TURKEY TO ATTACK ilVGrnnin u i il ciulei i ugctl i1 iday through lifnmiJUitlipictP Tage hlait liuit Turkey liart been com ;