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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HAffCOM E R i HJST MEM KRT OF IOVA C I Dt 9 W o I N E S I DA R EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ragg tTASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT TU1S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS bECTION ONE 7 uj i WU SECTIONS A SECTIONOKE NO 13 TALYS PLANES JOIN LONDON SIEGE FRENCH ENVOY CONFERS WITH U S OFFICIAL See Possibility of Menace If Fleet Is Turned Over to Nazis WASHINGTON hourly expected devel opment which might have a vital effect on American under close btate department study Fnday following the dia maliq conference between Reichs fuehreiHitler and Marshal Petam chief of the French state Undersecretary of State Welles and Gas ton HenryHaje the French ambassador conferred at tie state department Thurs day night after swiftly moving diplomatic moves abroad left no doubt that a major decision con cerning Europes future hung in the balance No official announcement of the WellesHenryHaye talk was made but it was undeistood in informed quarters they had en gaged m a general discussion ot problems might arise as a lesult of closer even active conqueiing Gel many and con quered Fiance The HitlerPetain conference assumed additional significance lit American officials eyes in view of the similar secret meeting between Hitler and Generalissimo Franco of Spain another possible active U S Tries Camouflage totent factijaiJTdevelopi ments resulting Iromthe Hitler Petain meeting which would have an effect on specific American in terests For example new disposition of the French fleet which if turned over to possibility mentioned in several reports from European become an actual or potential menace to American security The United States has been vi tally interested in what was to become of Frances navy and this question is understood to have been discussed with the retain government anoV its rep resentatives on a number of oc casions change in the status of Frances colonies especially the possessions in the western hem isphere A foui teen nation committee was established Thuisday which under authority of the Havana PanAmerican conference has emergency powers to assume con trol of any European possessions in the western hemisphere Tiie United States acting in coopevation the other Airencaii ic poitcd authontathcly to have plans icady to assume piotcc tion of such Fiench tcintoiy if 1iancc collaboiation with the made it advisable as a messuie ol Iicinisphcre defense Tlu Umtcd Stales also is i laliy in Dakar Iicnch in Africa which might bo utilucd by the 8Mb for submarine attacks m the south Atlantic sea lanes between Europe Africa and South America h i c li the French government is un derstood to have in progress for release of part of the 527000 000 French gold hoard and other millions of French credits froz en by President Roosevelts or dcr I 4 aimed at se i ciMing the frieuHly coopciation of the United States govern ment in obtaining Great Bnt permission for food to be sent thiouah the British blocJt adq to unoccupied Fiartec Amencan govcin imiitii to icpossess the Heres the latest in proposed uniforms for the ramnt MJ tuciuucrs 01 e 2l a material L5SI1E6i1S5atleft us ot i Regulations Are Issued by Roosevelt Draftee Gets 5 0ays to Complete Private and Business Affairs WASHINGTON U Roosevelt Friday lisued regula tions goveinmg selection of men for service and training under the selective service Each man called into service shall Jiave at Icqst five days no tice to conclude his personal and business affairs before be ing ordered to duly aerording to the presidents regulations These rules also require that men may be inducted only alter the corps area commander is ready to provide them with ade auate facilities such as shelter Another regulation provides that no roan shall be sent to camp while has an appeal pending from his local boards classifica tion Inslead ot dealing diiectly national seleclne luMd aimy icqiiucments uill ae tianiinitled lo Die ovcuioi of the in each coip by ihei area commander When ami thtiuuy and nun me corpb besii p Danube by the acquisition oi fiom Rumania Iit suin LINK SETS NEW RECORD TO WIN IOWA HUSKING Ames Man Is First in State Contest Near Mitchellvilie ffy GLENNOV LOYD MJTCHELLVILLE jP ion Link of Ames won the Iowa tate cornhusking contest here Friday setting a new state iccord of 4358 bushels husked in the 80 minute grind Link welshed in a gross load of 3138 pounds from which 72 pounds of cleanings were de ducted for a net of 3051 pounds His load exceeded the former state recoid set m 1936 by Carl Carlson of Audubon by 558 bush els if Ival Cavltoii oC Madrid placed second in the contest with a net load 402 bushels Link and Cailson finished in that older m the central Iowa district eliminations recently Link was dressed m oveialls tennii shoes and a cap and wore no shirt Carlbon was stripped to the waist Seventeen perspirinr farm athletes low as topranking for ap proximately 30000 persons near here Friday Husking undei a waim late Oc tobersun the bidders lor the state championship started the annual contest promptly at 11 a m and er tley had finished Danubian Parley in Bucharest BUCHAREST Rus sian German and Italian dele gates arrived here Friday for a meeting of an international com mission named to regulat traffic on the lower reaches of the Dan ube river The commission created recent ly in Vienna at first did not in clude Russia but Moscow pro tested and insisted on representaj tion since the soviet frontier has KEa a ln been pushed to the banks Hie theloads were to be vn ijji nfiifrhoH of B 75faushelperacrfi Held TP T Tp l With the actual competition over the judges immediately be gan compilation of the figures 1hat would decide the 1840 cham pion Ivyl Carlson of Madrid attracted the biggest following from the huge crowd Most of the conlestanls Wore undershirts and wash trouseis Some because of the unusual heat stripped down to the waist The defending champion was lugged Alvin Roberts of Atalisaa who also drew a laige group of fans The annual event was held on the farm of Mrs David Oykstra southeast of here Gen eral chairman of the event was C C Glen Following the drawing to deter mine the lanes in which each of the 17 contestants would com pete the huskers in their tractor drawn wagons with high bang boards paraded in front of the crowd and drove on to the field The test of bkili and U S Ship Damaged in Jap Raid CHUNGKING UPJTlie United btates gunboat Tutuila of the Yangtze patrol was damaged se verely when it was stiuck by d 400pound lock dislodged during the fouihour Japanesfc air laid Two Bntish steamships the Wanhu and the Wanhsien oper ated by the Buttcrfjeld Swire Co were stiuck and damaged by shrapnel The was the second United States gunboat to have suf feted by Japanese an laids in the Yangtze valley In December 1937 a Japanese plane bombed and sank the U S S Panay also of the Yangtze patrol Thet Tuturla is a vessel of 370 tons with a normal complement of 58 officers and men It was built in 1927 for seivice with the Local Youth on U S Tutuila Harry Megett son of Mrs Grace Megett 813 Hampshire avenue northeast is yeoman on the United States gunboat Tu tuila of the Yangtze patrol Mhich was damaged severely Friday Me has been In the Asiaticservice nearly three scars his two jear enlistment having expired last March Be cause of a lack of yeomen in the Asiatic service he has been unable to return to the United States Yangtze patrol a branch of the United States Asiatic fleet which also maintains a south China pa trol One of the Japanese Friday struck a factory owned by J H Schwer of St Louis The walls of the factory caved in and caused damage estimated at SIOOOO In August Schwers Chungking home was destroyed bya Japanese bomb In Fridays raid windows of the Canadian mission were shattered sue bombs landed in the vi cmity killing at least 25 Chinese II was estimated that Japanese laideis caused 200 casualties Fri day and destroyed 200 homes Indicating that i eenforcements for Chinas antiaircraft defenses aiieady have reached Chungking over the newly reopened Burma load the antiaircraft barrage which greeted the Japanese raid ers Friday was of unprecedented force li tlitiuuy and nuumc corpb besn taking men houesei lic requnct Q nlect mcijh uill be auanged the goveinois and a icpresentative was e Jl1 of Vha navy or marine corps When a contingent is ordered to leave an area for induction it will proceed under direction of one individual trainee chosen for his age experience char acter and personality An as sistant leader also will he des ignated Their authority over the group be designated hy a warrant and the leaders will have charge of transportation food and lodging Selected men who arc iar from their local board may report to the nearest board and ask lo be tent to an induction station if his icqiest foi induction at the local boaid he pieaenls himself is gi anted he is to be inducted Naugation and ethnical accompaiucd the delegates Hh Rumanian fust time tiiat Great Britain and France member of the former iccently abolished in ternational commission not represented at a Danubian confer ence Other Danube countries are not members of the commission regulating the Delta Dredging operations are planned it was understood to facilitate navigation onsome siltladen stretches of the rivei Mbslitutc m m the were Fiench wlicie thc at tlie time of Francos collapse The United States seeks to re possess the planes for defense purposes but negotiations to dale have been unsuccessful the French government insisting it can take no action without ap proval of GermanFrench armistice commission aribbean oral imrf COSKt NEGRO LEADER DIES PITTSBURGH L Viiiia 61 Negro political leader and editoiand publisher of lie Pittsburgh Cojiici died Thuisday night in a hospiUil here after an eislit months illness oluntccr n JE1 to at the induction centci Tho re jected men must then be reclas sified by their local boards either as Class for lim ited military class IVF mentally morally and physically unfit for military ser vice The director of selective service is icimed to fmmsh each governor from time to time the quotas credits and debits of his tate The einor also mutt in CAROL SEEKS AIDOFFD1 WASHINGTON Wi Formcr juuil in IMEiffuil LUDCSI11 of davSaSu fS mmlslcv the ben C I i en PaLaCC in weic placed thC Tuesdayand to the United States govcinment Bnday to inlcicedc in behalf of himself and membeis of his pai ty now held undci detention in Se ville Spaia The Kings lecjueit Itans mitted to the state department by the American legation m Lisbon Poitugal after Jean Pangai foi mer Rumanian minister to Portu gal had asked the legation to for ward the appeal to President Roosevelt State department officials had no immediate comment to make on the request or on what action if any this government might Caiol his flic nd Madam Lupescu and Ernst Ui mimster of the are imdoi guard at Iicir hotel weighed and the scores com puted a 3hoLir job Sis of the challengers liaU battled in state contest of form er years one as far back as 19J9 I Roberts was competing m Ins state event In 1930 he fin iblied 10th in 1932 fourth 1835 Hth 1937 13th and 1938 3th In winning the 1939 champion liiIWihuskEd a net loacl 85 bushels while the runnerup Steffens ot Wiota netted 3413 bushels The btate record of 38 bushels was made in J938 by Carl Carlson of Audubon The runnerup of 1339 is not In this year having been elim inated by his brother B J Stef fens of Anita who is one of the finalists He and the other 15 chaHengers are winners and runnersup of eight district events in which only county champions competed Milton Kintzte of Cascade finished 19th in 1535 and seventh last yeai m the state event won Jut district event at McGiegor vith a 467 bushel load themost of any of the 16 Qualifiers Other veterans back again ivcre 1vyl Carlson of Madrid fourth in 1937 Ernest Hcldeckcr of Lakota sixth in 1933 Ralph Keppy of Eldriflge 14lh in 1939 and fifth in 1935 A L Mullln of Nora Springs seventh In 1934 Orville Radkc at Alta 10th in 1939 The 1940 Iowa champion and the runnerup will compete for na tional honois next Wednesday at Davenport Other finalists were Elmvts Brencman ot Keota Maynard De Boer of Cedar Falls Marvin Helk enn of Holstem Clyde Jensen of Greenfield Elmer Lawman of Rodman Manon Link ot Ames John Hydcl of Weldon AloysUis hhrcck ot Dedham and fioyce Lyons of Kcota JAP SUB IS LOST TOKIO U navy depart ment disclosed belatedly Fiiday that the Japanese submarine 167 was lost last Aug 29 with all aboaid including two iiptains and one commander LOOK INSIDE FOR Bids Churchill Goodbye United States Ambassador Joseph Kennedy llefO called 0 SaV to Prtie Churchill Kennedy is cnroute to the United States Parade to Be Staged Here Monday Night Congressman Hope of Kansas Is Featured Speaker of Evening liam 01 pan be staged That is the order issued by E B Stillman Clear Ccrro Gordo county republican cen tral committee in announcing the detailed plans for the big G O P rally to be held in Ma son City Monday evening Headline at the lally to be held at the aimoiy at 8 oclock in the evening will be Clifford Hope of Kansas lanking icpubhcan on the house committee on agricul ture Also here for the occasion will be Lieut Gov B B Hicken looper and H O Talle Iowa fourth district representative m congress Jft At 7 oclock Monday evening an hour before the rally gets under way a parade featured by six bands 400 torches and Storrc KenseU will Introduce the Kansas cojigietsman The C E Flynn of Die Fnst MeJliodiii cliuich will piotiouuce the bcne Willis 0 C Baglcy 0 Majon Lity lowas ticasuier of state ubi is udimiiK foi leelcction also appear on the piogiam Congiemail Hope wascliau mau of Ihe bpccuil icpubhcan com mittee to investigate faun piob appointed by Joe Martin holding hearing ot o tiv uulllULi Ok places tluoughout tiic and southwest The national laUoim nf the pnUy was Jaigely biised on the findings ot Ihis committee it was pointed out Mi Hope is the lank ingrepublican on the house com mittee on agriculture and if the republican ticket is elected will become chanman of that impoit ant LOmnnittee MANY CHILDREN QUIT BERLIN IN FACE OF RAIDS British Bombers Hit Berlin Hamburg in FarFlung Attacks BULLETIN VICHY Henri Philippe Petain and Vice Premier Pierre will report to a French cabinet meetingSaturday it vas indicated Friday nighf the results of their conference with Adolf Hitler By TI1E ASSOCIATED PRESS Attacking in waves Ger man and presumably Kalian warplanes by the hundreds violently bombed London Fn day as it was disclosed that Premier Mussolini had per sonally offeredhisair force to the German high command for an intensified aitsiege of Britain Nazi longrange guns on coast opened up a simultaneous bombard ment of the Dover gateway for a possible in attempt Shells raining across the channel in swift succession shook houses on the Dover shore and sent up huge col umns of water A London ait ministry com munique said theraiders were striking in formations of20 to 100 Planes flying at a great height Our fighters and antiair craft defenses have teen con stantly in action the air min istry said reporting 12 raidint planes shot down ivhilo eight BAF planes were lost Casualties in London pkp ulieie in the widespread attacks feaied the heaviest in manv day Meanwhile Italy stepped bp latedly into Hitfeia teaetive and peisqnallyconducted negotiations foi a new older in Euiope Fit y with lepoits that Piemicr jsEouni toon meet Frances Premier Marshal Philippe Petun Another meeting between Hitler and Mussolini was be lieved likely according to dip lomatic sources In Bern Siiil zeriand same quarters which disclosed Hitlers mys terjshrouded meeting with retain Thursday Nazi authorities meanwhile ic ported 62000 German school chil dren under 14 years of age have PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT F D R Would Complete Third Term PAGE 2 Community Chest Goes Over the Top PAGE 4 Plan Harvest Home Festival at Greene PAGE 16 Witt VVire of Secretary numerous banners anil placards viH move Federal ave j for Q Q P IS Dead R B Johnson lias been CCL y the paity ccntial cinimiUee make aiiangenients foi Die p ade which will stu t fiom lie Washington school Seventh sheet and Washington avenue noith The parade will go bouth nn Fedeial fiam Seventh street to State stieet and then west to the armory It be a marching parade will alk Rain or shine it was pointed out the paiade will go on In pie pal ing foi the paiade paity com mittee jeais ago ihcG O closing lally in Mason City was in a heavy rainfall Republicans marched thiough i dining am m 1 what they icgjided as a highly successful paidde Coiigiessmiin onutig to I Mason City should make the publican lally an outsUmrting cess iti StilliTiKn pointed tnit I jiave aheady been lemoved from Bei 1m to ehcape lecuirent losses of sleep due to Butiih RAP bomb Jny and tliat another 30000 ill follow vrrr tw vi J atitlllu1 thilrtien u r u ee from Ham Nult u H A Giantum huB m nolh Gennany which of the lepubluaii ftAF have attacked al siatc cential committee dird at most nightly JO a m Fnday Ht her home The Beilm lenipspnu hetc following an Jlncss of 10 pei cent ot the city s eial days Funeial smiies will 650000 school chlldicr be held Sunday at 2 p m m Doj More than a score were killed or wounded when a slick of bombs smashed tivo streetcars on a crowded London thorough fare exploding between the two cars on parallel tracks The motorman of one car The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair south parity eloodv north Fridav night and Saturday not rmirh in Mi Stimuli pieside al the lallj at which local candidates wilt be introduced Lieut Govei nor Hickcnloopcr will piesent Rc present a live Talle who Will a 10 mmute talk O K temperature MINNESOTA Considerable rloudlness with scaltcrcd light showers Saturday ajid north west Fridav night slightly warmer west Friday nijrhf IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle itati tics Friday Maximum Thiirsdiv 64 Minimum in Night jo At 8 a m Fridaj n YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum jj CERRO GORDO DRAFT NUMBERS Numbers assigned to all men registered in Cerro Gordo county for Tuesdays lot tery m Washington will be published in the GlobeGazette on SATURDAY sds killed and aiiotliei stock of thiee bombs wiocked a bus woundme Ihc conducloi if in Berlin said the i aidci h were caliber1 than usual The German capital also ex perienced tlte terror of bombs hurtling from nluht skies British RAF bomucrs striking through 0v hanging cloudi Rave Berlin IK second night raid in a row The acKnou lodged a number ol iibiialtks were inflicted and hat several fires were set Cennnys Hieit northern poll jof Hambuig uhee wanhipsaie untiei construction albo felt the lath of bombi mailccd Made in Butain with a nan communique commenting tersely that fnes set and ethei property dam ageresulted in the harbor and some sections ofthe city The London an1 ministry said RAF warplanes stdrrned Berlin m a threehour attack flying low ovei the German capital and bombing the and jLcjulci laifuay stations Pooivisibility made it difficult lo determine the damage he air i ministry reporied but BiitWi an ;