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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1940, Mason City, Iowa kPER ST M r v r n i HOME i HIV HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUUi LEASED WIRES FJVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 304 2 Million See Legion Parade Throng Cheers as Colors Are Carried Through Historic Boston FRENCH CLAIM 3 HITS Call 35700 More Guardsmen Against Jhe backdrop of old houses on the slope of liistorlc Beacon street In Boston the massed col ors of the Michigan units pass by in the 22nd annual convention parade of the American Legion The parade wound its tvay alone atwo and a halfmile route fo the cheers of a throne estimated at 2000 000 persons All Possible Aid to British Urged in Legion Convention Creation of Strong BRITISH BOMB BERLIN CENTER Military Objectives Blasted Germans Say Only 3 Persons Hurt LONDON two and a half hours heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force blasted at mili tary objectives in the heart of Berlin duiing the night the air ministry announced Wednesday in the second successive night of attack on the German capital The raid spanned midnight starting shortly after p m when the British vanguard evad ing the intense barrage of the citys ground defenses located and bombed thegreat Siemens and Halske factories which produce a large proportion of the electrical equipment xited by the Geirnan aimed force said the ministrys communique gicat f lies1 blossomed up under the i aiding planes GERMANS DECLARE ONLY 3 INJURED BERLIN bouices said this afternoon that only one civilian was seriously injured and two slightly injured as a result ot last nights raid by British planes on Berlin They said no one was killed Defense Advocated by Veterans at Boston BOSTON Mass discussion or opposition the American Legions twentysecond convention called Wednesday for all practicable aid to Great Britain and urged creation of the strongest possible defense for the United States after demanding ac dele than The gates conventions representing 1400 more 100000 former service men took its stand by approving in its en tirety a long list of recommen dations drafted by tlie defense committee Included among these were resolutions calling for an Im pregnable defense of the ap proaches to the Panama canal and a permanent military train ingsystem for this country Tlie action came shortly after the Legion selected Milwaukee as its 1941 ention city Previoys ly the Legionnaires adopted a program which in effect declared on all subversive activities called for rigid contiol of all CLOSED 3 DAYS LIVERPOOL Liver pool cotton exchange one of the worlds largest decided Wednes day that under existing circum it would close for the next three business days Liver pool Tuesday night was one of the mam targets ot German air raids The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Fair and continued cool scat tered light to heavy frosts Wednesday n I g h 4 Thursday fair somewhat warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 60 Minimum Tuesday night 33 At 8 a m Wednesday 44 Heavy frost was observed early Wednesday after the mercury dipped to a low recorded at 33 at the KGLO transmitter and 31 at the American Crystal Sugar com pany A thin iheet of ice was fiozen on left in the open Tender plants ueie damaged by the frost in the clear still night YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 38 Extended Forecast CHICAGO Extended aliens The twenlyiecgnd annual con vention of the milU6riman veter ans group inteuupted the swifl shaping of its stand on issues growing out of the war abroad and the defense program at home only long enough to settle a spir ited contest between Kansas City and Milwaukee for the next con clave The roll call vote by states was so heavily in favor of the Wiscon sin city which offered a conven tion purse of 5120000 that a spokesman for the Kansas Cit weather forecast Sept 25 to 28 for the period Upper Mississippi perature will average below nor mal Wednesday and Thursday moderating and rising to about normal Friday in Iowa and Wis consin and Saturday in Illinois Light rainFriday western Minne sota and in Minnesota and Wiscon sin Saturday Precipitation about average except slightly above in northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin adherents conceded defeat before theroll was completed Both be fore and after this contest how ever the convention dealt with literally hundreds of lesplutions The Legion first beard and then adopted an Americanism committee report which de manded theregistration of all bund and communist party members together with congres sional action to provide rigid supervision of all aliens Mem bers of subversive groups would be barred from holding public office Also adopted weit recommend ations calling for a ban of foreign language radio programs he out lawing of all organizations bear ing the names of loieign coun tries and the barring of mail to unAmcrican The Legionnaires applauded bc foie adopting a resolution de manding the deportation of Harry Bridges west coast labor leader They voted also for the estab lishment of junior ROTC units jn all state training and industrial schools The convention heard William Green president of the American Federation of Labor suggest that the AFL and the veterans Work together to outlaw subversive activities Green declared also that the federation which once opposed compulsory military service now would support it He asserted that labor would do whatever it could helphegovernment make the draff a success and to protect the rights of millions of young men who arc drafted in the next few years WALLACE HITS WILLKIE PLEDGE Says G 0 P Nominee Would Be Unable to Carry Out Farm Promise SHENANDOAH A Vallace Wednesday attacked Wen dell L Willkies pledge to the armer as one he could not carry out if elected president The democratic vice presidential nominee in a psepared speech re called that the republican presi iential nominee said in Des Vtoines last August if elected president I will not take away tiny benefits gained by agriculture duringthe past few years then Wallace added He might just as well have said I will not but just watch rhy fellow republicans in con gress truth is that the dominant elements in tlie republican party liave been against the farmerfor the last 20 years and are against him today There is no reason to believe they will change after 5 Wallace charged that Willkie had failed to tell the farmers that the republican party platform and his own pledge had been nullified only four days before his Des Moines speech by republican rep resentative voting 106 to 38 against commodity loans Agriculture should not cannot take a chance of a repub lican administrator in power he said A republican admin istration would sound the death knell ot fair play for the farmer The former sectelary of NO IOWA UNITS ARE LISTED IN LATEST ORDER Soldiers Will Report Oct 15 for Years Intensive Training WASHINGTON Bppseveit ordered into active mili tary service Wednesday another 35700 officers arid men of the national guaid The guardsmen called out for a years military training will report on Oct 15 The presidents action Wednes day followed a recent order calling out 60500 guardsmen for federal military service The units covered in this latest order were the same ones desig nated by the war department Sept 16 to duty Oct 15 The presidential action was necessary to putthe guardsmen legally under orders for service kThe civiliansoldiers affected by the new order will come from i New York Ohio Michi gan Wisconsin Mississippi Pfterjto Rica and Hawaii if involvedare Report Japan Nazis Plan Defense Alliance in Event U S Britain Collaborate SHANGHAI advices from Tokio said Wednesday Japan and Germany had agreed in principle on a defensive alliancewhichwould become effective if the United States andGreat Britain collaborated in such matters as the status of the British far eastern naval base at Singapoie As the news leached here there was the sudden threat of a major crisis diiecfly involving American interests in Shanghai Theic were indications that the might seize tontiol of the French LOOK INSIDE FOR The 27th division less its tank company from New York which willtrain at Fort McClellan Ala bama The Irorn Ohio less its tank company and com panies F and I ol the 112th medi cal regiment which will go to Camp Shelby Mississippi The 32nd division less its tank cpmpany fromJVIichigan and Wis consin to train at Beauregard Louisiana The 102nd observation squadron from New Yorkwhich alsowill go to Fort McClellan The 153rd observation squadron from Mississippi which poit at Meridian Miss The 107th observation squagron from Michigan which will train a Camp Beauregard NORTH IOWA REPORTS FROST Top Coat Weather Arrives Mercury 14 Degrees Below Normal DES MOINES top coat arrived in Iowa with a vengeance Wednesday morning on the heels of a tem perature drop that brought the mercury down to an average ol tit atv tritii y 01 1 lure sad than in the Degrees below normal fevV yeavs farmeib would need a strong agriculture piogram sympathetically adminis leied and adequately financed Saying farmers had A big stake in Hoosevelts policy of fostering military and economic solidarity in the western hemisphere he told his listeners the new world cpuld not take a chance on eco nomic appeasement of the dicta tors If we fail to unite and are will ing to trade with dictator nations on their terms we shall be forced to make one economic concession after another and In the end we shall find we are no better off than Poland or Norway or Ru BIERMANN WINS SENATESUPPORT Diamond Confirmed as U S District Attorney for Northern Iowa WASHINGTON sen ate confirmed Tuesday the nomin ation of Charles Fahy of New Mex ico to be assistant solicitor general Fahy formerly was counsel to the national labor board The senate also confirmed the nomination of Tobias E Diamond to be United States attorney for the northern district of Iowa Maurice M MiUigan as United Statesattorney for western Mis souri and Frederick Elliott Bier mann to be marshal for the north ern district of Iowa Frost was general over the northernpart ofthe statereach ing down into the uentia section as thermometeiK dioppccl to a minimum of 29 degiees Tuesdqy night at Inwood Killing host was lepoitcd at Canoil Alta Cherokee Mason City Inwood and Ames had heavy frost Reports of light frost came from Sioux City Creston Charles City arid Des Moines Atlantic had a trace of frost Only precipitation reported was little more than a trace at Du buque and Iowa City The mercury reached a high of 72 degiees Tuesday at Kcokuk Otranto Man Is Killed in Fall Beneath Binder OSAGE C E Krepelka of Osagc iaid Wednes day that Andrew Hanson 05 year Old farmer living 15 miles north of Ofage and one and onehalf miles south of Otranto apparently suffered a stroke fell off a tractor drawing a binder and was crushed to death under the binder The accident occurred at the farm of Chester Chossier a neigh boj with whom Hanson was ex changing work Hanson had taken his tractor and binder to the Chossler farm Hanson leaves his widow thyee daughters Mrs Leonard Smalfey Osage Mrs Earl Rossitcr Mitch ell and Gladys at home and one son LJojd St Ansgar concession and most of the inter national settlement at any hour The situation was so serious potentially that Adm Thomas C Hart commanderin chief of the United States Asiatic fleet was expected on his arrival here in Tsinglao late Wednesday to confer with American naval military and consular officials on the possible evacuation of Americans from China Japan and Mancliukuo in event of an emergency Germanyunder the agreement eached at Tokio would use its 3ood offices as between Japan and Hussia it was said thus seek ngto free Japan for execution of its new program of expansion southward The alliance was proposed by Germany according to Tokio ad vices arid seemed aimed in great pait at diveiting the attention of theUnited States in the tional field to pievent full United States Britain Hcinnch von Stabnaers person al envoy ot Adolph Hitler was named in the Tokio advicesas the German negotiator of the provi sional alliance The German em bassy here asked about the alli ance said only that Stahmers was a representative of Joachim vori Ribbentrop nazi foreign minister and that the nature of his mission to Tokio was unknown According to Tokio authori tative information the mysterir ous secret imperial conference held at Tokio Sept 19 under the leadership of the Emperor Hiroliito approved the alliance in principle Any announcement of the air luince it uas aid was until it Jiad been given the formal approval of the cmpcrois pruy couucil and had reached the ratification stage Theiq was no piowyon for Japan to change its noiiinvolve ment policy at the present moment it was said This would come only when Japan and Gei many felt that too close United StatesBritish cooperation men aced their interests Germany and Japan the Tokio advices said agreed on a world wide policy to prevent full Ameri can cooperation with Britain and it was asserted thatthisdiversion included activities in South Arnen ca Information in Tokio was vague concerning the latter phase the Unlted Press advices It uas believed that anv South American activities would he left largely to German initia tive The presumption among foreign observers it was safd was that any activity would in clude attemptsta create political unrest in South America Though it was loo early to as sess the full implications of the alliance as outlined foreign opin ion in Tokio inclined to the belief that it meant the abandonment by Gel many of its hope for a quick crushing victory against Britain and that it constituted a part of German preparation for a pro longed war Japanese publicity agencies were becoming increasingly sharp in their discussions 6f United States policy SinShunPao the Japanese aimy newspaper organ here said editorially Wednesday Should a misunderstanding iibe between Washington and To kio leading to a msis Japan will give a blow to any opposition ic gardles of what happen1 THINK REPORT TRIAL BALLOON American Officials Believe Opinion Is Tested by Japanese WASHINGTON received with icserve Wednesday reports that Japan and Germany had agreed m principle to a de fensive alliance They did not doubt that there was diplomatic collaboration be tween the two countries but re gaided Shanghai reports ol an agreement in principle on art alli become effective in event of AngloAmerican collaboration in the far a trial balloon to tcstopinipn in the vest ofthe world paiticularly the United States Such a pact it was said would throw Japan openly into war with Great Britainand certainly aggravate her strained relations with the United States Authoritative sources here agreed that the Shanghai reports consJJtutedLaJQWt effort by Ja pan and Germany tp create ex actly as stated in the reports Worldwide diversion of Ameri can attention especially involving Soutli America and the far east They also believed that the Shanghai reports were precipi tated by reports here and m Lon don United States and Great Britain were considering a program of mutual defense in the Pacific especially involving American use of the great British naval base at has offered the use of Singapore tothis countryit was said but theUnited States has not decided whether State department officials here veie plainly toncrined esents in the far east especially fhoe ins oh ing French Intlo China CECIL WETZEL Sagacity in Solving Kidnaping Described PAGE 2 Mason City Faces Tough Sioux City SPORTS PACK NAZIS USING FINNISH PORT German Troops and Supplies Being Sent to Northern Norway HELSINKI Finland man troops hase lauded at the Finnish poit of Vasa midway up SIX INJURED IN CHEMICAL BLAST Are Bushed by Flying Paint and Varnisi in Clairton Pa Accident CLAIRTON Pa plosion in a chemical factoiy shook this town of 15000 Wednes day and shattered windows within a two block aiea of the plant but only half a dozen employes suf fered injuries Were just nutuuilly lucky Lieut Leo ODouncll of the Chiu toii police depai tment declared jn reporting the low lit in the blast at plant of the Penn Induslnal Chemical coi pqration chemical manufacturers who also make paints and nishes About 25 employes were in the plant when the explosion occurred but only 3 half dozen were burned by flying tar and vaimsh A blaze which preceded the blast gave the employes warning to flee Flames were brought under control an hour after the explo sion which occurred at 10 a m ASSERT BRITISH SHIPS DAMAGED N DAKAR FIGHT Declare Cruiser Renown Hit in Attack by Planes on Gibraltar VICHY Army and avy defenders of the French Af ican port of Dakar fought on gainst new Biituli attacks the overnment iepoUed Wednesday light after scoring lijts on three ijg Butish warships in an cn agement off tiie coast and an air attack 011 Gibraltar The Butibh battleships Barham or Resolution arid the 10000ton cruiser Kent were hit and dam aged during an engagement this morning with French waiships he official statement said In addition it was asserted of licially the giant British battle cruiser Renown was hit by French ombing plancb at Gibraltar on Tuesday The engagement this morning1 jeginrung at 10 a m followed a lew hombardment of Dakar by British naval units the official statement said One of the tsvo British battle ships participating in the shelling was torpedoed iindiorcbd to leave the scene listing ily Our cruisers during a pitched buttle scored several direct hits on the Barham and Resolution and also on the cruiser Kent it added The FiCnch admiralty dispatch teaching Vichy at p m said that fighting continued and there was no basis for reports that Dakar had surrendered to the British The British renewed Uieir bom bardtnent Wednesday morning the dispatch said rjuf their riavaf units were attacked by French warships which fired torpedoes French coastal batteries and the guns of the drydocKed French battle ciuiser Richelieu jbined in repulsing lie British the admir alty dispatch said of Bothnia inconse Finnish submission to TIGERS WHIP CHISOXIN10TH SPORTS BULLETIN DETROIT Rudy York doubled with two on in the 10th Inning Wednesday to give the Detroit Tigers a 10 to 9 vic tory over the Chicago White Sox In the first game of a dou blcheadcr Buck Newsoin who went to the mound at the start of the ninth for Detroit got credit for his 20lh triumph ot the season the Gulf juence of Geinuinyh demand for tioop facilities to aid in her occupa tion of Norway it disclosed Wednesday The lull implication of the new German move was not yet known Itwasnot known either wheth er Russia had agreed to the Ger man action or had even been con sulted about it The Finnish public still trying to reconcile itself to the en croachment of Russia on itsterri tory learned of Germanys actipn Wednesday in the following gov ernment communique The transport of German troops on leave and transport of German supplies arc taking place these days between northern Nor way and northern Finland sub ject to certain conditions and cer tain control measures Gertnan troops liinded at Vasa Tuesday night The agicement was leached il was said hereUpon the demand of Germany How many Geiman tioops had landed was not known heie bul it was believed that more would follow BUILD SEAPLANE BASE ST PAUL ChChtPr B 1 und slate JVYA acimmibtialoi Wednesday thai the onautics uulhontyt bac Thebattleship Barham is of 31100 tons has a normal crew of 1124men and carries 6 and 15iilctr gunsThe Resolution built in 191 G is of 29150 tons with a crew of 1009 or more men and carries tlie same guii Tliu cruiser Kent class is of 10 000 ton his i noimal comple ment n 679 inen and cmrics ciglit 8iiKh guns an offaial statp ment said that Gen Chailcs nV Gaulle exiled French leader m London had withdrawn from the attack onDakaiv A telegram received lieie at 5 p m from Pierre Boisson loyalist French governor at Dakar said that his forces were continuing a successful defense of Dakar and the government denied an alleged London radio repoit that the col ony had been captuicd The Rovcrnmciil said that in his telegram Boisson reported that De Gaulle ami his follow at Mound Minn piobably would i be completed by weekend Wednesday were madr Soaps Leg While in Bathtub Is Injured MINNEAPOLIS Edward Murphy became a casualty just lying in a bathtub soaping his leg He ran the soap down his leg and felt a sharp pain He had failed to notice a razor blade stuck to the jsoap The result was a severe laceration ;