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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS EDITED VOL XLA E ft HIST MCU a AR OF IOWA OE8 MES I r HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKESALL NORTH JO WANS NEIGHBORS AND UN3TSD PBESS TOIL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO EECflONS SECTION ONE NO 11 HITLER FRANCO SECRETLY CONFER Attempt to Invade England Smashed HEAVYBOMBING OF 2000 MILE FRONT CLAIMED Hundreds of Barges Especially Equipped Had Been Assembled LONDON ft attacUs since Sept 3 have smashed Gei man efforts to invade the British Isles with hundieds of selfpro baiges altered foi quick landing of tanks and heavyguns ihe an ministry said Wednesday The ministry said that the RAF has maintained constant i watch on a 2ODOmlle front from Narvik Norway to Bor deaux France ana that by dis covering German plans and blasting at Invasion bases has thrown German plans into con fusion Thfcie is little doubt that their ugilance and harassing tactics have interfered greatly uith the enemys the mimstiy said Britains main offensive began on Sepft 5 and in numeious at tacks tiiat followed by day and night heavy damage was in flicted the ministiy icported Descubng concentiations barges the ministry said that Gei many hadgathered hundreds of them each selfprop elled 150 feet long and capable of carrying two tramloads of men or material It said that every barge over 50Q tons in Germany or Germanoc cupied territory had been com Tmandeered Although the RAF has In flicted enormous damage at in vasion ports Ihe air ministry said the danger of invasion per sists and will persist so long as naval units barges troops and air forces are concentrated along lne extensive coastline of the enemyoccupied countries still are there and while they lemam the iiuasion ports doubtless will continue to be bat teied by of the RAF whenever it is consideied neces saiy the ministry said The ministry made it clear that the RAF watch on Invasion was being maintained and would be continued so long as there was danger of invasion The constant watch on invasion ports by the Royal Air Force showed that the barges had been assembled at Antwerp Calais Dunkirk Ostend Nieuport and Le Havre the ministry said Germany commandeered every available barge over 500 tons and armies of workmen were em ployed in shipyards altering the of the vessels to enable tanks and guns to be more easily em i barked and disembarked the communique said II added that daily the baiges were1movedslowly fr u nv one canal to anothei accompanied by tmall waifchips The ministry said that in addi tionto barges invasion harbors filled with submarines many of them of oceangoing types RAF observers also saw large motor tugs and merchant ships WALLACE BACKS UPLAFOLLETTE Wisconsin Democrats Chagrined by Support Given to Progressive MADISON Wib sin dcmocial chagimod by Hemy A Wallaces mfeicntial mdoise mcnt of U S Semitoi Robcit M Friday Is Last Day to Register i s to register for the that was the messaec that went out over all local telephones Wednesday In the Junior Chambers Get Out the Vote Campa gn Girl making the h Illnt Lorn man Book Wise to All Tricks Are Sent to Draft Boards ioady the icgulatioo state teilalt and to be eligible foi the aimy iJze llle 1 must be able to see lne lile 1 bnvr read since 202 Standards WASHINGTON standards for men to be drafted mto the army as published Wed nesday will include Heleht 60 inches minimum and 78 inches maximum pounds minimum Those whose weight is so great as to mterfeic with training will not vision nr n K 2U100J2 bo l3d changed addicts or ttiu al se i 2n4n 1 nilmes lo 1CEslel al the ha1 i 10 i lie 0 i cpr Friday is the Juidl ddy for icgis ulnci T reet hdhon Anolhei telephone con u111 be made Standards Slightly Less Exacting Than Those in Regular Army WASHINGTON book that is wise to all the tucks and dodges will aid selective service medical examiners in ex posing fakers who attempt to the draft by pletendmg to be ill or disabled Going out from national draft headquarters to the 48 slates Wednesday thevolume contain phjsical standards for men to he drafted into Uic army As forecast the standards are slightly less exacting than regu lar army requirements Bi oadly thai to a legisti bearing hake a4ieart able to witn stand the stiess of physical exer tion be intelligent enough to un deistaud and execute military maneuvers obey commands and piotect himself and be able to transport himself by walking ab the exigencies of military life may demand Doctors attached to each local diaft board will examine all men who aie placed in class able for the basis of their answers to the draft ques tionnaire which will be sent to all 17000000 men who legisteicd last week Questionnaues be mailed in the oidei in uhich thriucc W1 be a blood foi serial numbeis of ciiaUnge men aie in nest Tuesdays iia minimum of i tional lotteiy here arc left to Hora cochair LOCAL CITIZENS GET REMINDER Those Who Changed Names or Addresses Must Sign Up to Vote Telephone contacts with all lo cal homes were made Wednesday in the fust intensive phase of the Get Out the Vote campaign sponsoied by the Junior division of the Chamber of Commerce Wednesdays contacts weie to lemind all uho had noi legisteicd or those picxiously legibleied but comparatively good which he 0 is noimal vi 2040 is loughly half of no healing the ability to hear a low conveisation al voice at 20 feet with each eai separately or minimum hearing in each ear of 1020 which means ability to hear at 10 feet the con versational voice which a normal ear can hear at 20 feet cases of many diseases will be overlooked but those with such diseases as can cer active tuberculosisacute iheumatic fcvei osteomyelitis chronicaithntii and late syphi lis will be i ejected man examined foipossible aimy soi T i In Hie ijonuHiiisan cainpaign of the Junior Chamber with the logan Vote as you please but vote other phases were repoited to be shaping up Plans call foi a torchlight pa rade and rally the night before the election TJov 5 uath the parade ending in cential park for a brief piogiam Bands and floats will bo included in the parade Other emphasis on the exercise of franchise include placing of signs in store windows signs oVi car bumpers stamps on corres pondence sent out by some local firms and ladio and press notices Woikmjf on the junior chamber committee with Dick and In the oidei of the lotleiy class 1 men vil be given phjsical ex aminations and further classified as follows Class for gcneial military seruce certain college students Vv ill be placed in class ID until the end of the present school terra ceitain conscientious objec toiswill be listed among the un fit Class foi limited j militaiy 5ei ice I Class and per manently disqualified I V i ty is anticipated that only those In class 1A about one man i in every five registered will be called for training under Ihe present program Others might oe railed fn an emergency total doctors ai ing teeth above and i meeting each othei and 3 cutting teeth and 3 below also meeting Teeth uhich have been or can be easily resided will count as well as bridges oik Feet and defects aie permissible such as an absent left thumb loss of two fingers of cither hand except wheie 1he two aie the right indexand middle finger a jligh geis and toes Dunn cochaumen uo Oli Jlogpi Lyons Eddie Jones pt Patteivon Bob Hairei William C Dinfoilh Don Wicdei Bi V E Wicks Claud Smnctt Paul JUcAuIey Di John Hood Bob Major Roy Martin Ji Raymond Zebker Sidney Ingia liam and Phil Sheridan president of tho young icpubhcans and Dunn head of the young dcmociats of the county absence ofone if the foot olliei i uti stanclaids for men oft vauous lielglits follow Height Chest mddle Tt and 1 Is Bornon rj CAROL MAGDA LUPESCU UNDER GUARD IN SPAIN Former Minister of Palace Under Virtual Arrest at Hotel Also SEVILLE Spain trPt Former King Carol of Rumania his ied haired fi lend Magda Lupescu and Einst Uidaieanu minister of thc palace were under viitual arrest Wednesday with a btiong police guard around their hotel They uerc notified of Tuesday and weie to Jiave been taken to Gianada while the Span ish govemment consideied then case and the possibility of their letum to Rumania but Wednes day the foieign office apparently acting on an appeal from Caiol stayed execution of the icniova oidei pending confeieaces with uidareanu The former minister who ac rompanied his ruler Into exile from Rumania was a badly frightened man and had joined Carol In pleading for an inler CaioUugued in his telegiam that international law did not sanction the extradition of Mme Lupescu and Urdareanu to Ru mania where the thieat pf death awaits them Lupescu buined docu ments m the bath loom of her hotel apartmeht Tuesday night said a maid who reported she found a deposit of ashes and smudges from smoke on the walls While it was indicated that Caiol might not be forced to ic luin to Rumania one membei of his paily said he would not be surpiiicd if the former king fol lowed Mme Lupescu to Bucharest if she ictuined theie AI three appeared shocked when the police appraised them of the sudden change in their fortunes Carol had been re ported making preparations for eolnglo tlic United Stales and frequenlly since his arrival here had been in telephonic com munication with Lisbon Portu gal The police told the exmoiiaicii and the otheis they be sent to Gianada while their case under consideration Uidaneanu was repoitcd to have laised hands whicli tiembled and m a faltering voice ex claimed Theyll kill me if we arc sent back to Rumania How is extradi tion possible The chief of police notified them at their hotel Throurh the parllj opened door Mme Lupescu listened to the opening conversation T h e pcrhdps uas not altogeth er a surprise since the Madriil newspaper Arrlba ortraii of the Spanish falanglsts hinted that she and Urdaneanu mielit be compelled o return to Rumania to face trial Urdaneanus emaciated face be came tense His majesty should hear about this he said weakly Then he and Mme Lupescu withdiew to Carols buitc fol lowed by thc police chief The Xing it vTShTeportnirconld scaicely conceal his abtonibhmcnt LOOK INSIDE FOR DONALD M NELSON Empower 0 S to Clear Defense Products Path Bomb Buries 25 Under Big London Store LONDON 25 pei iis veio feaied Wednesday to have been killed Wednesday night when a German bomb bmiod them under the fiieswept wicckage of one of Londons laigcst departi ment stores I Reports in midafteinoon snd 11 bodies aheady had been dragged out of Uie basement shelter An official of tlip stoie said howei er it ould be borne time beiore a loll call can be completed and the esuct number of fatalities determined Undamaged pails of Ihe stole were open for business Wednesday While the search went on A bomb of unusually iaige cali ber scored a direct hit on the building wlicie membeit of the staff who had akeady been bombed out of their homes and residents of ncighboi ing npait luid taken shcltci foi the night PAGE 2 4 Elevens See Sure Wins on Gridiron SPORTS PAGE Inauguration Program to Open at Grinneli STATE PAGE F R ADVOCATES LIBERTYVOTE Goes to Philadelphia for Major Address at Democratic Rally AT WILMINGTON Del President Roosevelt opening his homcstielch dine foi a tluid term said Wednesday that a vote lor the new deal orx Nov 5 will be a vole for liberty Mi Rooicvclt spoke liom the icai platfoini of hii special uhile cniontc lo Philadelphia wheie he i major po lilical address Thursday night He recalled that his victory an Dela ware in 1B36 caused surprise and expressed confidence that the state will remain in the democratic column this year Mr Roosevelt uied a definition of liueity expressed by Abia ham Lincoln to define the ob jectives toward which he is di recting the new deal The president lett Washington at noon for the Philadelphia trip md this was the only scheduled htop enroute Once in Philadelphia he Will inspect defense projects at Caniclen NJ Frankfort Paand Philadelphia itself piioi to his po litical addiess at 8 n p m Thuiiday night lie bpcak at a demociatic iallv at Convention hall Thc tup is thc pieiidents fust political as Mich in the cur icnl campaign Thc expenses in cluciing payment for the 45 minute talk Thuibday night be borne by thc dcmociatic national committee WILLKIE WILL MEET AL SMITH Disputes Roosevelts Ability to Keep Out of Foreign Conflict ABOARD WILIKIK TRAIN ENHOUTE TO NEW YORK Disputing President Roosevelts ability to keep Ihe United States out of foreign wars Wendell L Willkie headed east from Chi cago Wednes day for a series of campaign ad dreBses and a dinner confer ence with Al fred E Smith WHlkics1 aide announced that Smith 1928 d em ocra I i c AiTsMrTtT p v e si d c il Jil AL SMITH nominee who is supposing thp pjesent lepubhcan candidate would board thc lattei s special tiann at Haimon N Y enrly Wcdnrsday evening ride to New York Theie Willkie imikc lluee night addieobts in Uie Sioux col at Manhattan Center nnd Voik HcialdTuuune in fii 78 165 Breath Eshalcd 32 Wallace McNary HECTOR Minn Again While wlm weighed only I1 pounds USff I tttlpttlffnillff birth uat kept 1 BLOOMINcTCW in me in an incubatoi 111 U P f candidates roi piesiclenl maunelv l M iV i1 iVoc1e Ihc sime ll am Wednesday nn f jT second such cotncidence m Wednesday to break with the llu fional administration in Noi embci Wallace democratic candidate for vice president gave La Fol Ictlc the indorsement In a speech before young democrats Tuesday night after consultation with the whitehouse Four democratic candidates tor slate offices ualked out of thc hall before Wallaces speech when he con firmed to them that he would IndorsE La Kollclle Irancis McGpsem cant for Boveirior said he cmatoiia into leaving the j physical clefccts and patriots V ho attempt to hide defects in ol der to get mto the aimy Men suspected of malmgei ing may be icpoited to thc national duettor 01 to the local United States attoinev for pi execution Thoc who maim tljembches may be loiced to seivc anyway aic not slandaid but the minimum f f foi acceptance Fiom 60 tin ougli tlle btlby lace dcmociatn Candida 66 inches two additional pounds f V ugh tho of bienkfast at adjoining tables m the ofweight are icquiicd foi each county ueKare ouaid dining cai of a tiaui which left additional nch in hegbt Fiom lhL Storm Lake Votes Bonds for Airport STORiM Vis ta college lieie plans to bogn a couise m an plane pilot Uaming MTOestci as the icsult of lne oiitcDmcof a spccia election Tues day Residents 130D to H7 of a S3QOOO bond issue to finance contiuction of an aiiLcut iierc at theNe IOruin INDICATIONS OF MAJOR EVENTS ARE OBSERVED French Spokesman War Will Not Be Declared on Britain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitler was reported in secret conference with Spains Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco on the French Spanish frontier Wednesday night and there were indica tions of major new develop ments in the ofting Amid a day of flurrying diplo matic JIL winch a French government spoltesman declared emphatically that Fiance would undertake no military naval or serial action against England the Rumanian newspaper Universul Glared black headlines over a Ber lin diapalch saying the Rome Berlin axis now plans 1 Immediate entry of Spain into the war with an at tack on Britains great rock fortress of Gibraltar 2 Definite military and al action hy Japan to coun ter Britains reopening of the Burma road for war supplies to China 3 Entry of France into the war as a belligerent before the Nov 5 presidential elec tion in the United States The dispatch said the axis pow ers were determined to smash out In all possible directions before the order 1o give a real to America Flencn gpvernment spokes assertion that France will keep out of Britains path followed upon a mysterious meeting some nheie m France between Hilier and Fienuh Vice Premiei Pierre Laval Hjllej Fianto accompanied by thenfoieigii mmisteis met in a idilnty cm nt the Spamsh rrencli border Wednesday noon ictoiding to icliable reports Spain These icpoils biid the Creiman and bpamsh leadeis held eon veiatons beginningat 4lo p m nd 815 p m 1015 n m and la 11 l m C S T and were pccicd to meet again Wednesday if Tno liours before leaving Chi cago at the LaSallc street rail roid station Willkie hit by a missile believed lo have been a frozen egg His wife was splat tered an egg Police ar rested a man who was later booked as Charles Mulrain 53 an unemployed slalionary engi neer WillUes addles ua delueied eie before i noisy chcei ing wowd which flowed thc 25000 of the half Their meetings weie attended by Foieign Mmiiters Joachim ion Ribbentiop and Ramon Serrano Suner it was iaid After the afternoon tonveisa lions the Spanish party leturned to its Mdc of no border and the Germans to French tciritory foi dinner Earlier lepoiti indicated that he meeting was taking place in the legion of San Sebastian II was indicated that a com munique of the meeting would be issued Wednesday no night Theie to subjects summci He called un the s clent to say uhcthet he Willkie act falsified the recoid when lie chaigcd that the nev deal had bioken serial 1932 dcmociatic piatfoim pledgee If his the pieaideiifa piom ise to keep our boys out of foi cign wais is no better than his piomise to balance the budget they ait nheady piacticnlly 011 the tiampoib the candidate said WONTSGNFOR DRAFT IS HELD against Engluicl and jn Hitlej s nev oidei in Euiope uas foic most Tuple defiance u lepoiled piebsuic on Fiance to join the wai against Great Britain emerged Wednesday following a mysterious meeting somewhere m Trance ecu Adolf Hitler and Vice Piemicr Pieiie Laval The vanquish eel icpublicwill undcitake no raihlaiy ni aeual action against Englmd KicnUi tpokesman Fiancp lull not riccfaie war on Kiisjland unclei any clicumtlnncei he added Waterloo Man in Iror Lung Signs for Draft huil that he had been he electucitv in Uie cni nominee and Hcmy A Wal Alle bb dcmociatn candidate ntc in thc I ing cai of a tiaitl whic Cpopcratue1 Chicago Wednesday mtJining line Hello tlicie Hcmy McNaiyt said ns they shook hands well Wnllnce icplicd is getting to bo A habit c The candidates on die same train from Detioit Lake Minn to Minneapolis caiiiei in thc campaign i CITY Mo They lull ictuin to Chicago on beautiful Bij on a tic snmr tiam Wednesday nichti WEBSTER CITY Hen v colcUng 34th spc8klrt Bloomi BELIEVES TWO IOWANS SLAIN i ExShow Girl Makes 134th Suicide Attempt inary plec1iin than the democratic Get binrrt death in tr f HOSesic C0m 1 both ucio muideicd tall by diftboaid mcmbc on ho lonih Hoftlnncs last in Dccatui otinly The Weather FORECAST Fair Wednesda night cooler south and east scattered light frost northeast partly Thursday warmer west and northcentral MINNESOTA fair slightly cooler southeast and extreme east Wednesday nightThursday partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobcGazcltc weather stall s liij Maximum Tuesiiav xi Minimum Tucsdav nlRlu Sa At 8 a m Wednesday o YKAR AGO Maximtun Minimum 42 Transient Tells Iowa Falls Authorities He Will Risk Penalty Ucporls from Berlin Drr sairt events seemed lo be hliaplnc toward an attempt tn join sunivlnjc crafl of thi French iillh thc German and Italian flecls for a combined smash at Britains sea Wtllmfinmrtl souiccs m Bcin 0sj up foi the chnft Wallacu Suitmland icporled a violent Tibbs hailing flom Kansa otjbattle going on mside ll e has been turned oie by the local Vichy govoinmcTt 01 cr the authoutics to olficci jflion if lpttms the French uai 3P Tlbbl1 cot colliljotitc wilh the aus and dccIaici lie has no intention Iuveis against Bntain of icgibtenng for thc diift He vill Suih hce be chaigcd With Jaifing lo icsistet ouufs siicl vioulcl be tftc puce foi peace time conbcuption Tjbbs Timcc muxt pay hci conqucims Iliad bccti picked Lip bv the localfo a definite peace pact to ic 1 police ofticcis foi iuestiuniji4 lc existing iiinnticc lie icpeatedly dcclaied he lias no mtentifjii of rcgisteiiiiK foi the diaft tiu mitlci vhat thc penally POISON SIOUX CITY t Onaid ficit 18 month rld si f n Jlltj MIM Waltei Witigci of Sums Cily died Tuesday utidcn lally di inking VVliilc officialdom and KIR Jcrmahprcss displayed cxlicriic reticence on fhr HitlerLaval meeting indications arose Ihit the rcichsfuchrpr concerned or a possible upsurge re bellion in the conquered repub lic nuaiteis in Rcilii desci ibccl the meeting as the bes ;