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August 1, 1957

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

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$250,000 Payment to Block FDR Renomination Also Reported— Plot to Put Duke of Windsor on Throne Revealed by Nazi Papers COUNTY RESERVE CHAMP .... Larry Fold of Route 2, Carroll, exhibit* the 1,005-pound Angus calf "Smokey" with which hit slater. Maxine Fcld, won reserve county championship of the junior livestock show at Four-County Fair, Coon Rapids.. (Staff Photo) By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (B-A grandiose Nazi plot in 1940 to put the Duke of Windsor back on the British throne—at a price—has been revealed in top secret documents captured by the Allies and just made public. The papers are among 415 German messages and reports unveiled Wednesday night simultaneously by the U. S. State Department and the British Foreign office. Demo Plot Against FDR They also report a $250,000 payment by an American oilman to Democratic groups with the aim of blocking then President Franklin D. Roosevelt's renomination. Of this, $160,000 allegedly went for "buying" Pennsylvania's convention votes. The British government labeled the documents as "necessarily a much tainted source." It said Windsor "never wavered in his loyalty to the British cause." The duke called the part about him "complete fabrication a^d .... gross distortions of truth." The Democratic National Committee said it had no record of any such contributions as were mentioned in the Naxi papers. And it noted Pennsylvania cast all of its 72 votes for Roosevelt "on the first and only presidential ballot" that year. The German documents cover the period June 23-Aug. 31, 1940: France had fallen in a six-week blitzkrieg. Britain braced' for invasion. The United States was divided—intervene or stay out? And a prime aim of Adolf Hitler's policy was to keep America neutral. Von Ribbentrop Project In the papers, published as part of an,historical project to illumine Hitler's years, 1933-45. Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop emerges as the mastermind of the Duke of Windsor plot. Ribbentrop later was hanged as a war criminal. The plot, as recited by Ribben- trop, went this way: Timaa Harald, Carroll, Iowa m Thurtday, Aug. 1, 1957 £ The duke and the duchess were to be enticed to Spain. Once there, held by force if necessary, they were to be made a proposition. It was this: Denounce the duke's brother, King George, and then Prime Minister Churchill. Appeal to the British people to surrender. In exchange, the duke and "the woman I love" for whom he gave up the throne in 1936 can become king and queen of a Britain defeated by Hitler. Or, if Windsor doesn't like that, he and the duchess can go anywhere and live "a life suitable for a king," with Hitler paying all the bills. Nothing in the record suggests any direct German contact with the duke. It was all done apparently through Spanish and Portuguese intermediaries. Edward and Wally, as they were popularly called in those days, were en route to the Bahamas, where he was to be British governor. They stopped off in Lisbon, staying at the home of a friend, Portuguese banker Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva. First Contact A go-between made the first major contact. He was Spain's interior minister, Ramon Serrano Suner, a close friend of the duke and brother-in-law of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco. The documents Indicate Franco approved the whole idea. An emissary from Serrano Suner invited the ducal pair for a | visit. He tempted them with a j promise of "important information i affecting the person of the duke." Elaborate plans were made to get the couple across the border. Portuguese border guards were to be "won over" and guarded automobiles were to be waiting on the Spanish side. The chief problem, as the Nazis saw it, was "the pronouncedly English mentality of the duke." So they set out to scare him Aug. 1, 1940- 7 exaetly IT lifl Thursday. . : ;' V Jsfc Disgustedly, the Nazis reported: "The Spanish plan collapsed *o»fj§f i pletely." The British Foreign Office com* mented: "His royal highness never wavered in his loyalty to the British cause or in his determination to take up his official post as governor of the Bahamas on the, date agreed. "The German records are necessarily a much tainted source. "The only firm evidence which they provide is of what the Germans were trying to do In this matter, and of how completely they failed to do it." Windsor himself, in a statement from London, said persons he found to be "pro-Nazi sympathizers" tried to persuade him to go to {Spain instead of the Bahamas. He the thike and duchess, added: phony bombs and other "threats" to his and his wife's lives. IS Agents Assigned Eighteen Nazi spies were detailed to watch their movement. These agents saw to it Portuguese police unmasked Scotland Yard and British intelligence operatives. "Traces of an infernal machine (bomb)" were discovered. The duchess got whispered warnings, an anonymous letter and flowers with a card pointing to peril. There was a plan to fire shots 'through the duckess' bedroom window two nights before sailing time. But that was abandoned lest it backfire and serve only to hurry them on to the Bahamas. In the midst of it all. Sir Walter Turner Monckton arrived in Lisbon. He was thp duke's legal adviser and then deputy foreign minister. In the end caught their boat, steamer Excalibur the American It sailed with Earth is the third planet in or- with I them from Lisbon the evening of ! der of distance from the sun. Britain's Royal Family A Great Selling Team By EDDY GILMORE | of the American Bar Assn. and LONDON UP. — Britain's royal their relatives—was a demonslra- family is one of the greatest sales | lion of compelling advertising for teams in the world. j Britain. Its garden party this week for ; Two hours' exposure to Queen 8 ,000 Americans—3,000 members j Elizabeth II, the queen mother. Prince Philip, the princess royal Farm Prices Up Slightly WASHINGTON WV-The Agriculture Department reported Wednesday that farm produce prices increased 1.23 per cent between mid- June and mid-July. Higher prices received for meat animals, dairy products, poultry and eggs were primarily responsible . for the upturn. Somewhat j wife of the U.S. attorney gener- lower prices were received for al: fruit, feed grains and hay. ! "She's the Queen magnificent. The mid-July price level was; She's heavenly. And he—He's so 1.64 per cent abovp that of a year'handsome." ago but about 22.? per cent below: 'Doll, Charmer' the record high set in February; John Ranck. of Lancaster, Pa., 1951. | smiled broadly. and the Duchess of .Kent made some of the Americans ecstatic. Cecil E. Burney, of Corous Christi. Tex., called the queen "a honey." Said Charles N. Rhyne, District of Columbia, new president of the American Bar Assn.: "She's just like a Dresden doll. The queen mother is the most regal person I've ever seen in my life." "And the prince," broke in Mrs. Rhyne, "he's just so handsome.' Said Mrs. Herbert Brownell. Prices paid by farmers for goods I "She's a real doll," he said, and services used in production i " a " d th * P rin ^ ' s a farmer." and family livine declined about N ' ora *">' dc T- "Kansas one-third of one per cent during u took a deep breath the month ended July 15. i f , . , J usl l , h »» ed - absolutely ! thrilled to meet the prince. The Americans who spilled out over the Buckingham Palace lawn made no secret of the fact that they came to see. meet and if possible, talk to members of the royal family. Mrs. Benjamin Roth, of Youngstown, Ohio, told the queen: "We have a daughter who is just like you. People are always she could be Carleen Rothmeyer Returns to Grinned (Time* M «rald N*w» Service) DEDHAM — Carleen Rothmeyer returned to Grinnell Monday after spending the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rothmeyer and family. She is employed at St. Francis Hos- j saying she could be your twin • sister." . 'A wonderful, wonderful fam- pital there. Frank Tigges is a medical pa-'}., „ tient at St. Anthony Hospital in j nodded Judge Ihornton G. rarrnlt where he was admitted i Berrv . o[ Welch, W. Va. Selected ia Advance Palace officials selected in advance a number of Americans to be presented to the royal family.] Others just introduced them' Carroll where he was admitted Wednesday evening. Jane Heese of Early was a guest last week of Joleen Schon in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schon. . Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heman and j selves. family spent Sunday in the home! , Wave after wa y* ° f admiring of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller in! Americans ignored the palace of-; Omaha. Lois Heman, who had; f ' cials - broke ranks, surrounded | been visiting in the Miller home j lhG Ween the prince and the came home with them and Char- q"«sn mother, lotte stayed for a visit. !. Th f re was on ^' one Asapnoint- Mrs. Frank Irlbeck entertained i ln R fcature-the absence of Printhe Euchre Cluh in her home Mon-1 cess Margaret, day evening. Mrs. Anton Klocke won high score prize: Mrs. William Meshek, low, and Mrs. John Pletchette, the traveling prize. Lunch was served. Mrs. Bernadine , WASHINGTON un - The White Irlbeck was a guest outside the;„ ouse sajd Wedncsday a plan for t J o J t n ii .„„„J 'equitable return of German assets ^^ r .°\^ r ^^'\$e\ze6 during World War II will tng this week m the Junior Jensen ; b Sllbmilted , 0 c ress ear , ,„ home with Linda. =. . —• , . J . Assets Return Plan Will Be Submitted Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Killough and daughter Christine, and Miss Pauline Huelsbeck of Des Moines called Sunday in the Wilbur and John Werner Jr., Mrs. Alvina Schreck and the William Axman homes. The Killoughs and Miss Huelsbeck are cousins of those they visited and are former Dedham residents. Mr. and Mrs. William Axman and daughter, Marcella, were Omaha business visitors Monday. its next session neginning Jan. 1. j A statement said it is hoped that a final solution of the Japanese assets problem also will be worked out in time for presentation to the next session of Congress. Seized German and Japanese j war assets are estimated at about 595 million dollars. German assets) account for 541 million of this with the remainder Japanese Dice are thought to have been; invited about 1,244 B. C. switch to never an after-thirst! SQUIRT BOTTLING CO. ROCKWELL CITY, IOWA COPYRIGHT l»»7. 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