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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER IOME MM THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TW6 SEC BECTION ONE v JL w w J WUAUJiV OF TWO SECTlONa j SECTION ONE NO 34 FRENCH NAZIS JOIN IN PEACE PLAN Ci Farm fn PUAMCC LOOK INSIDE nrnmi umrn QP Farm Leader to Speak Monday SS j j HOPE KANSAS TO TALK AFTER TORCH PARADE Talle Hickenlooper Bagley Also to Be Heard in Armory Congressman Clifford H Hope of Kansas recognized as one of the republican partysmost bril liant spokesmen foragriculture Will address a GOP rally at the armory in Mason City Monday evening at 8 oclock Congressman Hope who is com ing to Iowa under the auspices of the state and national republi can committees will speak in be half of the candidacy of Wendell Willkie republican nominee for president w As chairman of ihe special republican committee to Investi gate farm problems appointed by Jie Martin the Kansas rep resentatlve is expected to line the agricultural Issues of the campaign Congressman Hope who has speaking engagements throughout the middlewest will be met at the airport in Rochester Minn by a Mason City delegation of repub PARADE AT 7 P M Because of the tremendous response from personsand or ganizations wishing to partici pate In the republican rally to be held In Mason city Monday evening the time of the parade has been set at T oclqcb in stead of In the eveningas stated In posters that have gone out over ccmntjr licans and brought here for the rally which Is to include a spec tacular torchlight parade at 7 Oclock Wide and increasing interest in the Mason City rally is shown throughout Cerro Gordo county and in surrounding counties ac cording to E B Stillman Clear Lake chairman ol the county re publican central committee in charge of arrangements At meetings throughout the county there has been manifested much enthusiasm for the Mason City rally he said On the platform with Congress man Hope will be Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper and H O Talle Iowa fourth district representative in congress O K Storre Kensett will in troduce Congressman Hope Wil 3is G C Bagley Iowas treasurer of state will have a part on the program Father R p Murphy of the Holy Family church wiU give the invocation The Rev C E Flynn of the First Methodist church will pronounce the bene diction B B Johnsonisin charge of arrangements for the parade which will form at the Washing ton school Seventhstreet and Washington avenue northwest Monday evening at 7 oclock f The parade featured by six bands 400 torches and numerous banners and signs will move south Federal avenue from Seventh street to State street and then west to the armory The parade it was definitely statedwill shine It will be a marching parade said Mr Johnson who served as an officer iri the World war Everybody will walk Congressman Hope who lives at Garden City Kans has rep resented his state In every ses sion of the United States eon cress fromthe 70th through the 76th He was born at Birmingham Iowa June 9 1893 He attended Nebraska Wesleyan university at Topeka and received his LLB de gree from Washburn law school at Topeka in 1917 That same year he enlisted in the United States army served many months inFrance during the World war and had been promoted to a sec ond lieutenancy at the time of his honorable discharge iri 1919 Congressman Hope began the practice of law at Garden City Immediately alter he left the f GOPHERS LEAD HAWKS 14 TO 6 AT HALF TIME Homecoming Crowd of 64000 Sees Thriller Played in Minneapolis w w CLIFFORD RHOPE Agriculture MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota undefeated in three major games leading the Iowa Hawkeyes to 6 at the end of the half Sat urday afternoon in a homecoming game played before an alltime record throng of 84000 FIRST PERIOD GUIeard kicked off out of bounds and Minnesota took the ball on its 39 On the third play holding penalty put Minnesota its 22 Francks forward pass was out ol Daleys reach Franck punted to Bender who was downed on the 41 shot a pass to Gilleard which lost two yards Bender punted and the ball rolled dead on the Minnesota 22 the third play Daley cracked center for a first down Francks pass was incom plete Paffrath picked up three Franck punted out of bounds on the Iowa 31 picked up five yards Murphy gained three Gil leard smashed for a first down Green of Iowa replaced Mur phy GiUeard made six Bender punted to Franck who returned to picked uo two Paffrath fumbled and Iowa recovered on the Minnesota 33 caught Benders pass and ran to the Minnesota 21 for a first down Green trying to pass was smeared for a six yard Joss B B HICKENLOOPEB H O TALLE army He was a member of the state house of representatives from 1921 to 1927 was speaker pro tempore in 1923 and was speaker in 1925 He was first elected to the Unit ed States congress in 1927 and has been reelected six times The seventh district which he repre sents comprises 32 counties and has a population of 283054 Congressman Hope was mar ried in 1921 to Miss Pauline E Sanders of Topeka One child Edward Sanders Hope died in m living children are Ragsdale Jr and Martha Mr Hope is a member of the Kan sas State Bar association and the Kansas State Historical society Ke is a Presbyterian an Elk a Mason and a member of the American Legion Iowa Girl Walking on Highway Killed WEST LIBERTY Schroeder 10 year old daughter of Mrs George Peters of Musca tine was killed when struck by an automobile on highway No 6 a mile east of here Saturday afternoon The girl who made her Jiome with her grandmother here iwas hiking along the highway with two girl companions YOUR NUMBER which will represent you In the selective service drawings Tues day in Washington can be found on page 14 15 or 16 The order In which men will be called will be determined by the drawings however and not In accordance with the present serial number Hull Reveals Roosevelt Sent France Message WASHINGTON Secretary Hull said Saturday that President Roosevelt had sent a communi cation to the French government several days ago in regard to ne gotiations now under way between France and Germany and their ef fect on American interests The communication the secre tary of state said was dispatched about the time that Adolf Hitler and Marshal Petain met some where in occupied France to dis cuss the possibility of closer col labpration between their two na tions Hull declined however t make public the text of the presi dents communication or any de tails ol the specific subjects in volved The secretary answering news papermens questions said that at the Havana conference the 21 Americannations had formu lated a policy involving the terri tories in the western hemisphere owned by European governments whose status might be changed by developments in the European to PLANES OVER IRELAND BELFAST Northern Ireland planes flew over a coastal area of northern Ireland Si y neht ie was lea Antiaircraft guns were in tipn against enemy aircraft u the coast of northern Ireland Minister of Public Security J C MacDermott said in a communi que off Claim Huge British Ship Left Sinking and dashed 27 yards for a touchdown Gtfleards kick extra point was no good Score 6 Minnesota Gilleard Wcked off again out ol bounds and Minnesota put it in play on its 40 Smith fum bled as he was tackled and Diehl recovered for the Hawkeyes on the Minnesota 49 made two Coup pee caught Benders forward pas for a short gain but Iowa was penalized 15 for holding Gilleard fumbled and lost 9 Bender punt ed to Franck on the Minnesota 36 However Minnesota was penal ized 15 yards for clipping and the ball was given the Gophers on their own 29 r a a c k lost six The Gophers were penalized for holding putting the ball on the Gopher 10 Franck punted to Bender who was run out of bounds on the 49 w e i g e r intercepted Uenqer 5 pass on the Minnesota 20 and ran it back to the 36 r a n c k followed Plunkett around left end for sev en yards just as the first period ended 6 Minnesota 0 SECOND PERIOD Bruce Smith fumbled and Iowa recovered on its 39 shot a flat pass and Green was dropped for no gain Bender punted to SweCger who was downed onthe 38 the third place craeked through right tackle for nine yards Smith punt ed over the goal line took a 15 yard pen alty for holding Bender punted to Franck on the Iowa 35 passed to Franck who went over for a touchdown The kick was good Score Minnesota 7 Iowa 6 Paschka kicked off to Gilleard on Iowa 5 and he returned to the 21 the third down Ben der punted out of bounds on the Minnesota 40 Minnesota Smith gained 8 yards Smith lateralled to Sweiger who ran for a first down Franck took another Bruce Smith pass and dove over The kick was good Score Minnesota 14 Iowa ff starting IOWA po Tolletson Dish Hawkins Enlch HG Si Ernle Vlek eld Lloyd Larson Wljconsli i John Missouri Kuuslslo Bjorklund Paschka Oason Fitch lit k Jer DC BERLIN The Empress of ritain ton flagship of the Canadian Pacific line was left sinking north of Ireland Saturday after an attack by German war planes informed nazis said The crew was reported to have abandoned ship The Empress of Britain one of e worlds 10 largest vessels was completed in 1931 Lately the big was reported engaged in transport liner tropp Before the war huge white liner made an annual cruise around the world start ing from New York She was one of the most luxurious liners afloat and was euulpped with a large Pompeiian swimming pool and a fallsized tennis court on the top deck The high command also said three British convoys were dis persed off the British coast two by planes and one by longrange shelling from the French coast and that a concentration of ships in Dover harbor was caught by the bombardment DNB official news agency said one of the Britishconvoyed ships was sunk and many of them hit by bombs in the plane attacks Other nazi sourcesclaimed a direct bomb hit by a German Plane on a convoying destroyer These sources said the destroyer was settling at the bow and mak af the coast seen British plane losses in battle Friday land Friday night reached 17 it was claimed while com bined German and Italian losses were placed at nine The British report was 14 German and 10 British planes i Sevewjplaces to dehnany were bombed British planes the nark whnltted bat damaw was negligible because they feu largely in open fields BRITISH QUARTERS ARE WITHOUT CONFIRMATION LONDON British quar ters Saturday were without con firmation of German claims that German planes had sunk the liner Empress of Britain north of Ire land It was recalled that it was not the policy of the admiralty to comment on German claims which itwas said often were put out as feelers in an attempt to obtaih desired information SINKING OF EMPRESS SAD NEWS HERE The sinking of the Empress of Britain if the giant liner has been sunk somes as particularly sad news to several Mason Cityans who have been passengers on the boat Mrs J J Hawthorne returned to the United States from England on the newly constructed liner in 1931 Shortly thereafter the Mark Icy Aamily made a round the world cruise on the great Empress In 1934 Mr and Mrs E A Nor em boarded the giant ship for pas sage to England The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day and Sunday slightly warmer north central and ex treme east Sunday MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sundayjlight local rains north and east central Sunday not much change In temperature JN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 63 Minimum Friday ntehi 45 At 8 a m Saturday 46 YEAR AGO Maximum gl Minimum 47 Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore casts for the period from Oct 2 to Oct Upper Mississippi perature will average abovenc mal considerably above south a central Illinois Falling trend t ward end of period Precipltati normal or above occurring chiefly over north portion first and middle and over south portion middle close of period 25 nd to and LEWIS CHANGE DRAWS VARIED CIO REACTIONS White House States Many Unions Have Repudiated Labor Chief By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John L Lewis indorsement of Wendell Willkie for president drew from the white house Saturday an assertion that many CIO leaders and local un ions had re pudiated Lew is stand and had pledged their loyalty President Roosevelt Stephen Ear ly white house secretary said that some 200 telegrams had been received since Lewis an nounced his po sition in a ra dio speech Fri day night Most of them he said were from CIO leaders and unions who said in general that Lewis h3d chosen to go down the lonely road Lewis speaking by radio from his office in Washington staked his position as president of the congress of industrial organiza tions on a victory for Willkie Saying he would resiga if Mr Roosevelt won Lewis declared that reelection of the president would be a national evil of the first magnitude The republican nominee who was campaigning in the heart of the anthracite fields in Pennsyl vania as Lewis declared his posi tion immediately welcomed the labor chiefs support I am glad to bjiYCj the of defender of laborwho pute country above all Wiliffie f Early said Mr Roosevelt did not hear the Lewis broadcast and that when Early brought up the sub ject Saturday morning the chief executive taked only of foreign af fairs jr The white house Early said nad received a telephone call from Van A Blttner head of ihe TJnited Mine Workers of West Virginia saying Bltfner would announce for Roosevelt In a speech In West Virginia next Thursday night Secretary Hull was quick to challenge an assertion of Lewis thaj warwas President Roosevelts motivation and objective The secretary of state termed this a baseless charge and said Lewis was 100 per cent wrong in his ef forts to prejudice the American people The president decided definitely during the day to make a p olitical speech in Boston from to 10 p m CST next Wednesday In his address Lewis called on members of his CIO to sustain me now or repudiate me Promptly in speech and in state ment other leaders of that organi zation began to choose sides in the struggle In New York Allan D Hay wood national organizing director of the CIO announced that he and many of his colleagues had as sured Lewis that they indorse his statement and pledge continued fealty to his leadership v But in Philadelphia Alexan der McKeown president and other high officials of the Amer ican Federation of Hosiery Workers a CIO affiliate tele graphed MJT Roosevelt a pledgv of continued loyalty and en thusiasttc support Similar divisions otpolitical opinion were evidenced in numer ous other comments on the Lewis pronouncement One of the first reactions from democratic campaign ranks came meanwhile from Daniel J Tobin president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters AFL and chairman of the National Democratic Labor Bureau In a speech in Chicago Tobin said Friday night that the head of the CIO coming out for Will kie had aligned himself with those who have tried to crucify him and crucify me As the competition for la bors political favor was inten sified President Roosevelt faced a weekend of speech writ Ins and traveling while Wlllkle KING GEORGE Sends France Message of Encouragement PAGE 2 Boys Charged With Setting Bridge Fire PAGE 8 Mason City Clubs Beat Rochester and Waterloo SPOUTS PAGE Iowa Minnesota undertook a swift round of cam paigning In New York Leaving Washington Sunday night Mr Roosevelt will in Madison Square Garden Monday night after a day of visits in the New York metropolitan area and northern New Jersey The white house added a tentative speaking date to his schedule in an an nouncement saying that he prob ably would visitMassachusetts and deliver a major political ad dress in Boston on the night of Lewis madehis address from his office inthe United Miae Workers building in Washington He stated at the outset that he was abandoning my right to speak officially for the labor organizations he heads and was speaking instead in a personal capacity The broadcast over three national radio networks was sponsored and paid for by the National Committee of Democrats for Willkie Mr Roosevelts motivation and objective Lewis declared is war The nation he con tinued should not yield to the appetite for power and the vaunting ambitions of a man who plays with the Uves of hu man beings for a pastime In Detroit signs of divided re action to the Lewis speech were in evidence among leaders of the United Automobile Workers of America which claims a member ship of 400000 and is second in size of CIO unions only to the United Mine Workers which Lewis himself heads Of the automobile union lead ers Leo Lamotte a member of the International executive board said that to me John L Lewis always has been correct until proved wrong And I dont think nes wrong now On the other hand R J Thom as presidentof the UAWCIO had said in a speech at Detroit Thurs day night that all the unions members and their families would vote for Mr Roosevelt and Friday night a Detroit local of the organization wired pewis that he had betrayed the membership CANlpSlER UP TO 5 PM Saturday Lastr Time for Signing Up for Vote on Nov 5 Registrations for the election Nov 5 will be accepted at city hall in Mason City until 5 p rn Sat urday Miss Pearl Kellogg city clerk has decided Previously in accordance With an attorney generals opinion the deadline had been set at Friday evening but a check of the state law governing has since revealed that Saturday is legally the last day A total of 794 registrations were made Friday she said 517 of them new registrations and the remain der changes of name or address The total of new registrations for the month is 2350 plus 1616 changes she reported Notre Dame Northwestern Indiana Final PETAIN HITLER AREINACCORD ON PRINCIPLE Cabinet Approves Trips Made for Rebuilding Peace in Europe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The French government at Vichy announced Saturday that Marshal Philippe Petain chief of state and Adolf Hitlerhave agreed in principle to work to gether on reconstructing peace Ji Europe A French radio broadcast heard In New York by NBC said Trances position will not be on the basis of aconquered nation but on the basis of a partner with complete equal ity Means applying the agree ment will be examined later said a brief communique issued alter acabinet meeting at Vichy Hitler and Petain held a gen eral examination of the situation and in o reconstructing peace in Europe it was added The two chiefs of state were in accord on the principle ol col laboration Informed persons had said Friday night in Vichy that the GermanItalianPrench nego tiations were a possible prelude to an exis peace drive and that overtures for a cessation of hostilities might be made later through President Roosevelt A communique tfrom the min isters themselves said they had unanimously approved the trips Petain and his vicepre mier Pierre Laval have made to conferwith Hitler and other axis officials i Laval returned Vichy urday presuniaWys Ironv Paris and with the chief of state ported to the rest of the cabinet IT S IN COMMUNICATION WITH FRENCH LEADERS The announcement came short ly after it wasdisclosed in Wash ington that President Roosevelt had sent a communication on Thursday to the French govern ment in connection with the nego tiations Petain was carrying on with Hitler to determine Frances new status in axisdominated Europe Secretary of State Cordelt Hull who made the announce ment declined to make public the text of the presidents com munication or any details It was sent about the time Hitler and Premier Petain were meet Ing somewhere In occupied France he said The nazi air force meanwhile speeded up the tempo of its aerial warfare against Britain and Brit ish shipping The 42348 ton Jiner Empress ol Britain was reported sunk NAZI PLANES POUND AGAIN AT LONDON London was under alarm six times between daybreak and early afternoon after a nightlong ham mering in which more homes and buildings weresmashed and num erous casualties inflicted Satur day night the Germans succeeded in piercing the citys defenses The RAF taking advantage of clearest weather ob served In the English channel since the start of the war at tacked a nazi convoy off Ihe French coast Watchers be lieved at least one vessel was hit Boulogne onthe French coast was still ablaze from British night bomblny Air raid sirens signalled six daylight air raids on London Saturday as axis flyers struck at intervals of an hour to 90 minutes starting at daybreak At least six persons were killed by bomb which wrecked an apartment house and gro cery Many were burled under the debris and released only after ARP workers and volun teers dug Into the wreckage None of the days first alarms lasted W Visibility across the Strait of Dover was described as Ihe best since the war began with every detail of the opposite shore clearly visible The Cornell Ohio 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