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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - August 12, 1940, Moberly, Missouri EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 Pages VOLUME 22 WIRE MOBERLY MISSOURI MONDAY MOB URL 1 1868 INDEX 1018 DEMOCRAT JEST NUMBER 33 AT LEAST Tropical Storm Moves In- land After Southeast Coast CHARLESTON CUT OFF AND UNDER WATER Highways Flooded and Communications Wrecked Over Large Section y Associated Press ATLANTA Aug 12 Re- pair crews rushed work on pled communications in storm battered coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia today while authorities checked casualties and property damage Ga during the gale yesterday and a report from Beaufort ty g c said were ten unidentified dead there Historic Charleston S aj city of population suffered considerable property damage butt Ho loss of life was reported lier reports over a shortwave radio station of six persons at Folly Beach near Charleston were not confirmed The which originated in the West Indies early last turned inland early Sunday be- tween Savannah Ga and leston S C The storm blew it- self out today over this area companied by heavy rains Army officials at Fort aon Ga said their radio tors had received no reports of severe casualties in Charleston Take Refuge in Fort Fort Moultrie gave refuge to aome 600 civilians from Island near Charleston and most of the residents at other vacation resorts the Carolina and Georgia coasts moved to points of PRESIDENT SEES NEW ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN CLASH ON DRAFT Norris Charge of Huge Standing Army Denied by Fellow Nebraskan STEP TO DICTATORSHIP and berg Declare Opposition Debt Moratorium Studied WASHINGTON Aug 12 JP Nebraska's two Independent and Burke rat cloned in Senate debate day over whether enactment of the HUNDREDS OF GERMAN PLANES HURLED AGAINST ENGLAND AS LAUNCH AIR BLITZKRIEG Hoover Urges Agency to Supply Food for Europe t n Hi President Roosevelt got a closeup view of the powerful new anti-aircraft irun foreground service i i j v TnP a he visited the arsenal at as the climax of a day of inspections which the navy yards at Portsmouth H and Boston Above an officer explains the workings of the grin to executive in COLORADO SPRINGS Aug 12 organization of a neu tral non-governmental agency to keep 27 million people in the tle countries of Europe from wholesale starvation death and disease was proposed today Herbert Hoover Hoover chairman of the can Relief Committee in the World War said somebody must raise a voice for food supply mean the of a large ing the coming winter x x x in ROOSEVELT VISITS TRAINING STATION safety ahead of the wind Coast Guardsmen and state highway patrols to warn all persona in exposed areas i before the can No word of casualties came f rom Fort near Savannah of Beaufort S C where the storm and ing high tide struck in force tary sources received no President Commends Active at Newport and In- spects Torpedo Plant i By DOUGLAS NEWPORT R Aug 12 VP Roosevelt Inspected a vital defense area today and ed in the shadow of the Frigate Constellation to say that the Newport training station once more would become one of the main training centers and that work at the torpedo plant was well up to schedule He said carried him back to 1917 when he was ant Secretary of the Navy and WILLKIE ATTACKS CAMPAIGN BOOK Democratic Sales of Called Violation of Federal Laws MAY ASK POST Truman and Clark Said to Favor Him for Assistant Attorney-General tion of damage at the big Island Marine base and ced they assumed personnel had escaped unharmed Amateur radio operators be- fore they were forced off the air the training was turned into one of the Navy's biggest being done again in a very excellent He had ed re in a snappy review And earlier he had seen work under way on big destructive torpedoes The main thing he said is to keep the torpedo station running at maximum capacity Lieut John Davis retired pre- sented Mr Roosevelt a polished piece of oak timber from the Con- now 143 years old and NOMINEE MEETS ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT COLORADO SPRINGS 12 Wendell L says one of his first acts if he is elected President will be to prosecute all persons who bought or sold ad- in the Democratic tional Committee's 1940 book The Republican told a press conference late yesterday that such purchases were not only in violation of the Hatch law but also the Corrupt Practices Aug 12 The Star said today in a special dispatch from Washington that Senators Bennett Champ Clark and Harry S Truman might join in recommending Maurice M liga for an assistant attorney generalship Milligan was an un- successful opponent of Truman in last Democratic senatorial primary The paper said Truman and did not the subject in a meeting in Washington today but it is believed they would be willing to join in such a Act A Quayle said six drowned at nearby Folly expressed a hope that the ship Beach when their automobile be placed formally in com- plunged from a flooded highway A Negro woman was killed by man died of a heart attack when a tree was blown down at his home Charleston Under Water A considerable of leston was under water four to six feet deep A number of sons minor injuries from flying debris The Atlanta weather bureau said Wilmington N C ton S C and Savannah Ga were unable to communicate their daily reports George W Mindling declared he was confident the force of the wind was so spent as to offer further danger to place in path A relief official went over the debris Uttered road between vannah and Tybee Island usually crowded beach resort and an- there apparently no casualties in that section Houses were blown off their foundations many roofs torn away trees rooted and both telephone and telegraph wires downed In Savannah there was heavy property damage Windows were smashed tin torn from buildings trees knocked mission Calling over aide Captain Daniel J Callaghan Mr Roosevelt said Davis had made a very excellent request and asked that Callaghan make a note of it Asked he had caught any fish yesterday Mr Roosevelt said he got lots then added that he had not been fishing officially but had prompted Secretary Knox Senator Walsh D who pulled in a few little erel Stopping first at the torpedo plant one of the world's largest Goat Island the chief tive completed his inspection in a matter -of minutes pausing to look two v National Committee said last night he was not at all over Willkie's warning and added his observations are covered by the If I am elected I will do so and I don't think he stands a chance Meets President's Son Willkie's warning that all lations of the Hatch or Corrupt Act be ly prosecuted came shortly be- fore a joint press conference with former President Herbert Hoover and a wish of good luck from Elliott Roosevelt the President's aon Defense Plaints Asked WASHINGTON Aug 12 Fourteen middle western senators called today upon William S production chief of the National Defense Commission to urge that defense factories built or with government funds be placed in their section of the country One them Senator Miller Arkansas told reporters afterwards that the conference was very satisfactory In the group were Senators Clark and Truman of Missouri standing army j Norris had ex- pressed the view that tion would lead to contended that enactment of the compulsory v service would mean the establishment of an army large that it will ger the imagination of us all Burke replied warmly that this was one of the most serious misconceptions of opponents of the He gadded that present plans call only for training this fall and a like ber next spring out of the men from 21 through 30 who would be required to ter After a year's these liable to only 30 days renewal training each year he said 4 Not Professional Soldiers Those men would not be made professional soldiers by the fact that they for a year's If that doesn't mean a army I don't know what you call Norris retorted It means that you are going to train all the able-bodied men in the United States and you'll be doing it 50 years from now what Germany did he result of it now measure were confusing can opposition to militarism with what he said was public port of a program think that when you go down into the hearts of the peo pie of this you will no find any opposition to adequate military training so that there Holland Belgium arid Poland The former President who con- ferred with Republican tial Nominee Wendell D here yesterday declared that some organization must be ed if these people are to be ed He It is impossible to understand the administration in ington means by statements that they do not have any facts or why they recall an ambassador states a fact John Cudahy U S dor to Belgium was called home to report to the President after he advocated last week that the United States feed Hoover in an interview at Salt Lake City earlier yesterday that funds which occupied countries have in the United States could be used to defray costs of a relief organization He stressed the fact that con- sent of the governments of both Greaf Britain and Germany must be obtained before any plan could be put into operation To Maintain Blockade LONDON Aug 12 Brit- ish spokesman declared today the blockade against Germany and European states would be maintained vigorously and took the position that food for non-German Euro- peans affected depended on distribution by Germany which has an abundance of supplies This statement was made as the British withheld official com- ment on former President bert Hoover's request yesterday to permit the United States to supply food to the Netherlands Belgium Poland and Norway formal receipt of the peal Intensity of Assault cates Hour Mav Be at Hand BERLIN CLAIMS DEFENSE WEAKER London However Heavy Toll of Attackers Breaking Up Mass Flights By The Associated Press Nazi warplanes by the hundreds a armada in a single thrust lashed with AGREEMENT MADE ON AUDITORIUM Bonding Com- pany Will Repair Ceilings y ITALIAN ADVANCE DECLARED HALTED nearly twice as many as 18 months on three shifts v i The station recently ed a appropriation During the press conference Willkie was advised that Mr Roosevelt's son was in his hotel and he picked up a telephone The nominee promptly received an acceptance to his invitation that the President's son come up for a visit and the two men and their wives chatted for half an hour As the younger Roosevelt left expressed the hope that he would have a pleasant tion on projected to WABASH RECEIVERS TO MODIFY PLANS OF REORGANIZATION will be a reserve from which trained men can be drawn in wish you good Elliott responded Sees Democrat Another Democrat to see kie was John Jones brother of Federal Loan Administrator Jesse Jones John Jones a resident of Houston Tex said he like down and power cut off for hours Hundreds of telephones were out of order and long dis operators were accepting calM on the limited circuits subject to delay of an houi or more 1 Large Section Damaged The whole section of the coast from Norfolk Va to ville Fla felt the force of the hurricane but chief ed to be to communication tems Numerous small towns of in- land Georgia asd South Carolina were cut off early today Winds reached a velocity of 68 miles an hour and some gusts went well over 70 at Savannah believed to have been caused by a falling power line broke out at the hugh naval stores but was brought under WEATHER V Partly cloudy night and Tuesday with no terial change in temperature Columbia and Fair tonight partly cloudy tomorrow no material change in ture Highest today and tomorrow 86 lowest tonights TO Local Weather Data Temperature at this after- noon 90 Minimum last night 69 yesterday 75 Rainfall Saturday expansion and will be t0 talk with the Republican used for anew plant today So many orders for torpedoes Elliott Roosevelt who came by have piled up that the station lets automobile to Willkie's resort Aout vita work tel here just three minutes ahead industry but most of the secret of Hoover said it was pure and complicated parts still are incidence that he and Hoover 1 1 n J n -I -n iv af JTI Would Register Men for Industry As Well As Army had adjoining suites in the hotel Although the two were arily assigned to adjoining rooms Hoover shortly moved to the floor above His son Alan companied hini Evasion Says Hatch Aug 12 i Senator Hatch M told the WASHINGTON Aug 12 Senate today that sale of the Annual registration of all men national committee's from 21 through 44 to provide an bo ok would be an index of the industrial as well as gion Qf the principle and purpose military nation an evasion was by a violation of the Corrupt Barkley Kentucky conscription NEW YORK Aug 12 IP Receivers Of the Wabash way Company have been by the court to modify the terms of the re-organization plan filed early in July following with groups of ity holders The changes included a higher interest rate and longer term for bonds of the carrier allotted to the Reconstruction Corp The modifications said A K Atkinson treasurer for the ers have resulted in assurances of active support for the plan by the the institutional group ot holders of underlying and mortgage bonds and the institutional group of holders of refunding and general mortgage bonds Such support is assured it was added provided pending litigation is put aside and the plan con- summated with dispatch time of he declared Says Invasion Impossible Norris contended that invasion of this country by any nation was an impossibility at this and that by the time Germany for example could be prepared to attack the the American navy and air force would be sufficiently powerful to prevent invasion The only bright hope in the world situation was that Japan Germany Russia and Italy all dreamed of world domination and would -one day fight selves Terming talk of a German in- vasion in the near future silly and Norris said that Hitler had only 22 miles of water to cross to reach England he can't get over Senator Clark broke in to say that this scheme con- scription has nothing whatever to do with the gency but is an old scheme for permanently grafting this system onto the United The whole of them have been advocating this scheme of compulsory military service since before the World Clark shouted The army he said naturally was for it- because it will make colonels out of cap- tains and generals out of majors because of the proposed increase in the armed forces Cites Washington's Views Burke replied that if Clark wanted to trace the history of conscription proposals he could go back further than the World War WASHINGTON Aug 12 George Washington he said made The way was cleared today for of Moberly's new the city council at accepted an fer of pany and th Continental ty Company to make necessary repairs The offer of the con- tractor and bonding company met demands of the city as to what should be done Under the offer accepted the contractor arid bonding company agreed to lay a new floor in the main auditorium and on both the main auditorium and basement auditorium stages They also will replace the tile in both the main auditorium and ment auditorium ceiling and guarantee them to stay for one year British Forces About Vital African Port of Berbera Are Reinforced CAIRO Egypt Aug 12 The Italian drive across British Somaliland toward the Gulf of Minor items of placing a lock of- bera British command reported night A communique said In land no operations are reported and the enemy made no advance It was indicated that the ian columns driving northward from Hargeisa and across burning wastes and under harassing air attacks had ped perhaps to reorganize for at- tack on the main British forces in the hills south of Berbera These were reported reinforced by units newly come from far parts of the British Em- PREDICTS DEFENSE WILL PUT BACK TO WORK Practices act contended that since ad- We ought to have information in the been on the number who are solicited from corporations this available for noncombatant amounted to an indirect at as well as those who might the party for the Corporations are prohibited by Democratic told re- Corrupt Practices act from porters contributing to political parties Hatch recalled week ago PRINCESS MARTHA I he had characterized as flagrant OF NORWAY TO IT 1 evasion of the Hatch the in- prediction that the defense gram would cause within a year the sons work came today from the American Federation of Labor The Federal Reserve Board said that the ranks of the unemployed had been reduced about in the last year About jobless persons found work it re- ported but i- new crop of youth arriving at working partially offset the The of persons out of work is still the board said a conscription proposal in 1783 that outlined and in great de- tail all of the principal things contained in this Senator in- to say that if George Washington couldn't put it across during that it was because the people wouldn't stand for Which he said was al the more reason for believing that the public didn't want i now on a second floor dressing room one on a first floor dressing room and securing and fastening a bracket on the east ramp rail also will be taken care of Should there be any defect in the that also will be replaced while in making repairs on the ceiling new tile will be used to replace any that are damaged All work under the agreement is to be done according to the original contract plans and The contractor and bonding company are not to be responsible for any future age from moisture it was agreed The contractor heretofore had moisture resulting from faulty planning of the building lad caused the damage The proposal for the settlement was submitted to city officials ast week by Rex Fowler Des Moines attorney for both and the Continental Company Notice of ance of the offer was given Mr Fowler by telephone today It is believed work started im- mediately on the repairs MONROE ASSESSOR RACE NOT CHANGED BY OFFICIAL COUNT Arrival of the reinforcements was disclosed by British officials in denying Italian claims that virtually had been cut off from overseas help Convoys laden with troops and munitions are steaming regularly through the Red Sea the British blitzkrieg fury against England today British balloon barriers harbors channel ping and the great naval base at Portsmouth An Germany tally ed 164 British planes destroyed in the two-day 71 which opened Sunday with an that the long-awaited zero hour may now be at hand Only 17 Nazi planes were ported Berlin dispatches said sized fires were started at mouth the base of the British home fleet and that the Manston airport in Dorsetshire was left in ruins by a concentrated bombing attack y Claim Resistance Broken The official German news ency DNB asserted that Hitler's air force had already begun to seize air superiority the step preluding sion in sother Nazi conquests and that British RAF planes were no longer attacking Germain ers The British retorted that RAF fighters broke up a mass flight of 200 Nazi planes and drove all but 55 back across the channel London dispatches said byy early afternoon at least 14 ly planes were shot down The Berlin radio counter- that RAF planes were destroyed in the opening phase of the day's battles German planes were reported i still pouring across the channel in apparently growing numbers The raiders sniped at barrier balloons strung in protective j works like mines floating in air along the south English coast Four of the sky traps were re- ported shot down over Dover Over a Wide Area Large scale enemy activity is taking place over a wide area in the channel and Thames the British air ministry re- ported DNB the official German news agency said the raids in- new severe blows and that the battle was still under way The Nazi high command ed 20 British planes were ed in yesterday's spectacular air fights with three others shot down by anti-aircraft fire German planes were re- said unchallenged by Italian ported missing The official British al forces score was 60 German planes shot British minimized gains by Italian land forces Married Men Not Exempted From Military Training WASHINGTON Aug 12 Young men who take their best girls hands arid rush to the riage license bureau to become husbands before Uncle Sam can draft them for military duty have called for a year's active training under terms of the worth conscription the Senate now before of its terms made by STOCKHOLM Aug 12 counsel for the Republican tional committee Princess Martha of Every word I used in vay and her three children are tion with that he enroute to the United States told his colleagues I use today aboard an American ship at the with reference to this campaign invitation of President Roosevelt the Norwegian legation here an- today Homes For Defense Workers WASHINGTON Aug 12 Fire at St Joseph United States Housing ST JOSEPH Mo Aug 12 announced today that estimated at President Roosevelt had approved MORE ENGLISH AIR LONDON Aug -12 Royal Air Force attacks on air fields and oil plants in France and Germany were reported tonight by the air It acknowledged that three British bombers were lost in the operations The airport on the island of Guernsey in the the damage by an early loans and allocations of Channel off the French fire in the heart of St 000 to build homes for coast was bombed again Joseph's Felix street business dis- ilies Of defense workers in eight j day the air ministry communique i I trick vital centers i Secretary of War Stimson Wheeler continued said once that Germany land something over troops on American soil in a short time Any man who made that kind of a Wheeler said fit to be Secretary of War and his judgment should not be by the Senate Vanderberg Opposed Senator Vandenberg that he was unwilling to vote to tear up the tradition of voluntary ing unless it was demonstrated that a reasonably positive national emergency can be served and saved in no other way Vandenberg said he did not dis- count the fact that there was a Continued on Page PARIS Mb Aug that an error in the fical counting of primary ballots or the tallying of the 61 absentee ballots by the county court might make a difference in the closely contested race for the office of assessor between John M Wilson incumbent and Creigh Dooley runner-up was eliminated in the official count No errors were found in the unofficial count and Wilson's plurality over Dooley re- mained at 78 Absentee ballots boosted Wilson's lead two tional votes when he received 16 Dooley 14 No other Monroe ty race was close The measure contains no exemption for married men They will be required to register for service just as any other male citizen from 21 through 30 years of age if it becomes law 39 German Claimed by British LONDON Aug 12 German planes were TRUMAN PLURALITY STANDS AT ST LOUIS Aug 12 With only 26 small rural precincts in 11 counties unreported from last Tuesday's primary Senator ry S Truman has a lead of votes over Gov Lloyd C Stark for the Democratic senatorial nation Complete tions including the absentee vote n 9 counties show for of Truman stark Maurice nine British planes were missing in today's air battles around the British coast an air ministry communique said tonight A force of about 70 German bombers and fighters raided the southeast coast tonight taut little damage was reported Many bombs fell in open others into the sea Baseball Scores NATION At LEAGUE St Louis at Chicago ed rain Cincinnati at Pittsburgh night game Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE 010 xxx xxx At Cleveland 300 xxx xxx C Smith 1st and Sullivan Feller and Hemsley Trosky lst Bell 1st Chicago at St Louis night game Only games scheduled x down and 26 British craft More than 100 planes clashed in this mornings first sky battle staged over the English Channel and the hills of the southeast coast Droning through the sunrise l haze at an altitude of the Nazi bombers and schmitt fighters were intercepted by British planes RAF Spitfires knifed down to break up the Mes- which attempted to keep flying circle formations to protect each other An mess said one Nazi plane made a flaming torch at it plunged into the sea Threat to Greece New international complications developed in southeastern Europe meanwhile as authoritative ists in Rome said serious would follow the ed beheading of an Albanian leader by Greek border ers Italians were described as enormously irritated Fascists also accused supplying British warships and planes with oil from Greek bases In the new raids over Britain today Nazi warplanes attacked airplane factories ports and oil depots the German high command reported In London a spokesman ed in the absence of official com- ment that Britian would be averse to a proposal of former President Herbert Hoover that the United States supply food to Holland Belgium Poland and Norway i The spokesman said that tain would vigorously maintain its blockade against Germany and European states and that food for non Germans in the occupied ies depended on fair distribution by Germany which has ance of supplies Germans Claim Success The Germans said they ed 89 British planes Sunday smashed the Portland base sank nearly all the ships in Portland harbor and sank three and damaged four chips in a con- voy Only 17 German planes wero lost the Nazi command said in on Page
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