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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             Ir NORTH IOWAS DAILY EDITED FOR THE HC HOME EDITION TNI THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NIIGHWRS XHJS PAPER CONSISTS OYTWO SUCTIONS IA PLANES STORM ENGLAND VESSEL STRUCK BY TORPEDO IN AEGEAN WATER Italian and Greece Tension Increases Metaxas Calls Chiefs BULLETIN ATHENS IJra i Motorcycle couriers raced through Athens Thursday recalling all nival personnel on leave and ordering them io report to thrir ships immediately The action followed torpedoing Thursday morning of the Greek cruiser mine layer Helles off Tinos ATHENS telephoni communication with Rome wa severed Thursday shortly after til government announced thesinkin the light cruiser Helle by a unidentified submarine The Helle a 2115ton America built vessel was torpedoed ii Tinos island harbor in the Aegean sea One petty officer was lost an 29 crew members were injured The crew attempted to run the ship aground but fuel oil escaping on the water caught fire and forcec abandonment The ship quickly went down Chiefs of the army navy arid air force were summoned immediately aiterthe sinking was announced Jor a conference with Premier Gen John Metaxas The cruiser was at anchor in the harbor about 100 miles southeas of Athens where she had gone to participate in a religious celebra tion The torpedoing occurred as Italian and Greek relations be came increasingly tense because of the recent Italian press cam paign charging Greece was vio lating her neutrality by being too friendly with Britain Premier Metaxas who had met for many hours with General Papagos chief of the army staff and cabinet members in an un precedented long night discussion on ItalianGreek tension hur riedly summoned a press confer ence for reports of the sinking Janes fighting ships lists it as a minelayer formerly a cruiser She was armedwith three 6inch guns and two torpedo tubes and could carry 100 mines Greece has a full guarantee of military aid from Great Britain in the event her independence is threatened From a British stand point the plunging of Greece into a belligerent role would provide closer naval and air bases for a direct attack on Italy Bulgaria too was involved The Jiome radio broadcast a report from Moscow that Greece had appealed to Russia to intercede in Greeces crisis with Italy Girl Gets Inspiration From Alphabet Soup Nozis Cloim Plones Mode Advance OveHLondon Strike Croyden Airport Mo UfiM0ney from the letters in alphabet Soup is the Betty is a onewoman factory and sales an at tractive one She makes little wooden brooches initialed with thc lamiliar letters used in soup The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy occa sional showers or thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday be coming fair northwest Friday slightly warmer Thursday night cooler west northcentral r riday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudT occasional showers or thunder storms Thursday night and east Friday coder Friday except ex treme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalls Wednesday TR Minimum Wednesday fis At g a m Thursday 7 Rain Wednesday ty jich YEAR AGO Afaxnnum Minimum cn V WltLCOX LEADS IOWA OPEN GOLF SPORTS BULLETIN WATERLOO Will x Sunnyside professional roared over his home course in bo strokes five under par Thursday to move to the front of the field of thc threequarter mark of the Iowa open golf tournament The bis Waterloo Pro tyinjr the course record Posted a 209 tolal for 54 holes Dixie Smith of Waterloo lead er at the halfway mark follow mg his spectacular 6869 start with a 76 slipped back into the pack with a 213 total Press Hunt for 4 Who Took Jewelry EMJIETSBURG North Iowa officers Thursday pressed their search for four gentleman ban robbed Wil V refused telling num It was thc j last thing my mother had given I me before she died I told them hey could do what they wanted but I wouldnt give them that nng Little said Arc you telling the truth about that rind asked one of the bandits Upon bear in IT thc Germans Attack Croyden LONDON WGcrman bomb ers attached the famous Croyden ten and a halt miles south of London Thursday evening Antiaircraft guns thundered at the raiders and British fighters swarmed lo attack them as thc war moved a step closer heart of the empire Mothers and fathers rushed inlo the slrcets of the Londonsuburb iid dragged their children to heller asthe thunder and roar of he planes and he exploding bombs came Lorn the direction ot the airdrome Plumes of smoke iosc from the field one of Europes most fa mous airports The chatter of machine guns could cJeaily be heard by people crouching in the doorways of nouses They cheered loudly when they the raiders suddenly make off thc south with Briiish fighters in swift Ihcir fire at the pa NAZIS DECLARE WIDE AREAS IN PATH OF BOMBS Big Fires and Blasts Reported Started in Northumberland Raid BULLETIN T I I IV i f oisitLiiv planes were reported over London Thursday night in a surge that carried them past the thickly netted defense of coast and vital docks up the Thames estuary o the very citadel of Britains Power DNB the official German news reporting a treat onslaught against all Britains vital centers as well as her coasts from northeast to south wesl said lie German planes reached London 5 p m 10 a m CST despite intenseanti airciaft fire BERLIN ipt German war planes Thursday attacked coastal and inland Britain from Scotland to the southeast with a hail of bombs reported rainedon thc Vickers Armstrong armament works at Hepburn and the port of Newcastle DNB the German official news agency also reported the bombing uectives jiv the Northumbei district most county Aberdeen iri north eastern Scotland Dover thc clos est British port to France and n convoy off Peterhcaci just nortli of Newcastle Huge Dornicr flying boats were used said DNB with out the loss of a single craft Thc news agency said bis fires and explosions were set off in the Northumberland raid In the attacks on Dover the c r m a n s reported smashing hrough curtains ol antiaircraft ire to make successful attacks on that port only 22 miles across tile channel from Calais France and vital air bases nearby Eleven British planes were shot iown in a furious battle over the Hawkinge airport 10 miles west of Dover DNB thc official Ger man news agency reported Ger nan Messerschmilts protecting he swarming bombers were dc lared victors over British fighters hat rose o meet them The Lympne airport and the mportant port of Folkestone in me same area also were named ns scenes of bitter air to slashed fiercely at lo the the balloon barrage over Dover Again and again DNB said flic dive bombers slid from the clouds and plunged towards the Hawkinee airport disregarding thc defending planes and hnrl in tons of high explosives and incendiary bombs Several hangars were set afire the ascncy said Two German dive bombers were reported missing At thc Lympne airport Ihrce hangars were damaged by direct its runways were torn up nnd antiaircraft positions stopped fir ing thc agency said The new attacks came after i pouring slump in overniht AntiAircraft and Defending Planes Take Heavy Toll Ry ASSOCIATED PRESS At jefls naxi stormed England Thursday bombing the greatLondon air Charine Cross and of anXeS 1 vaklcls in solid Rival Claims fP Thirtysix British planes had been de stroyed Thursday afternoon in Thursdays German air forays on Britain DNB the official German news agency reported Thursday night Only four Ger man planes are missing the agency said LONDON The air min istry announced Thursday night that 88 German planes on Britain Thursday and that 19 British fighters were osl The air min istry said details were lacking 011 damage caused to Londons Cioydon airdrome by German bombs y clue un hii DEFENSES STRENGTHENED i fenses of the Netherlands East I dies oil di ricls have been i strengthened substantiallv and i preparations I vc been completed Chicago 111 took hinTand thei chaufleur on a 45 mile jt Bend tittle Thursday refused to dis close the amount at which thc ferns taken were valued slat ijr he first wished to communi cate with his company but it was believed the gems were vueJ at close to 520000 The salesman gave a vivid des cription UUJ I Minister Undertaker Visit With PC the high command sakTYo favorable weather the invader ITALIANS GAIN IN SOMALILAND British Forces Fall Back Before Large Onslaught of Invaders CAIRO Egypt M British troops in their invaded Somaliland protectorate have fallen back be fore Italian forces estimated at the greater part of two divisions but the battle is continuing the Briush command announced Thursday The communique declared thnt e Italians reinforced by fresh effectives launched a violent at tack Wednesday and after several hours of fighting in which they suffered severe losses compelled the British to retreat In London British military au thorities said thc Italian advance along the Somali coast was more rapid thnnjiad been expected Thc Cairo communique did not saywhether this column or an other advancing from the south was engaged in Wednesdays bat tie The German official news agency DNB said naxi air men were sweeping the lower the path which might be used for a cross channel troop i n v a s i o threatening all British mill taiy plants with destruction n A single nazi armada was reported so big that it cov ered a strip 30 miles wide Spreadeagling the island king dom on n schedule that read like a tourists itinerary the nazi raid ers struck at the great trans Atlantic shipping porf of South ampton Newcastle A b e id c e n Scotland and huge Vickers Arm strong armament works at Heu burn tiic Hawkinge airport lo miles west of Dover and other vital military centers The use of the huge Dornicr bombers indicated that Hie Ger mans were now cither going all out lo make Rood Iheir hrcat of blasting Eneland In ruins or lhat they were forced to draw on their reserves as a result of RAF raids Wednesday night in nazi bases ajimjr the channel said thc droves f swastikamarked smashed through curtains of steel thrown up by British nnli lircnift guns at chan icl gateway for a possible in asion sped on in aud to bomb other objectives Bombers Fly 15000 Feet High LONDON heaviest orobcrs of the German rckfi wept ISUOO feet high and in warms hundreds strong into the lean of England late Thursday pounding at the roots of Britains air and military power from the northern Tynscside to the south ern downs Guns and planes took a mount ing toll of thc invaders rcckles in their strength German bulletins said tlic in fhc high command explained to unfavorable weather The GermaiLs said th As they rode through northwest Iowa with Little and his chauf feur bound and gagged the Chi cagoan began moaning from the pam caused by his uncomfortable position Whats the T 4 luuuers wnen Little explained the bandit placed him in a more comfortable posi tion and save him a pillow on which to rest Later Little developed a ie cramp and again began moaning Again the bandit made a query and when Little told him of the cramp the gunman rubbed Littles UNIONTOWN Pa 4iFav ettc county Commissioner Arthur ttiggenbothem who is confined with n broken leg hopes thc visit of three friends o his home bears no ill omen They were a minister and a tombstone to destroy and oiP hlm as stocks in nl vj r of a Japanesc diamond mnd a I was wearing but ber gloves They appeared calm throuirhoiit he holdup and spoke in muffled ones as if to disguise heir voices They drove ji maroon Mercury with a Midi n license HOUSE VOTES GUARD BILL W A S H I N G T O N house Thursday voted President muster 360000 national guardsmen and reservists into thc regular army lor a years intensive training and ir need be service anywhere in inc western hemisphere res an tiated iron DUI me planes pcne and reached their objcc GeTim bombers extended thenaerU offensive into Scotland Wednesday nijlii attacking an airport and con joys in the vicinity of Moray the fire balloons nig industrial beehive just down tlic Thames from mile from Ihc dly itself DNB tlic German oflicial news agcncV said bursts of antiaircraft fiV cily Fillyfive over were shot down I and Lympne Deslruction Wednesday of British planes Zl in tiic air and least six on thc ground was reported in tilc mofhinc iommuniijuc which conceded German craft were missiuir Thc high command said lyers bombed harbors industrial concentrations air 11 night DNB said the airpon at Kinloss in El gin on Moray Firth was success fully bombed and fires were 17 Carted at an airpon at Jlontroi v between Aberdeen and Dundee rhc agency quoted military power plants and arma mcnt factories in south and ten although there that bombs hart uj liit Air ministry to have been des troyed up to five p mi ta a m CST while British 05sn were listed at only seven But crght Junkers dive bombers penetrated the de fenses of an airport on the cast coast causing several air force casualties when their bombs ml tivo buildings The busy industrial area v uiiu ciCi Tyneside embracing Newcastle i northeast was British penetrated the British aerial defenses and cneaRcd in nu merous air fihJs without loss The new attacks came alter a slump n overnight activity due Ocrrnan sources einphajzcd that a lull in bombins volume due t unfavorable wcatlicr rcpicscnlccl n setback ii thc bliukrio schedule StralCRisls they plauipd had marie full allowancp lor a ccrlain amount of bad weather wor ihe iiiuiuijons s at Heoburn in tlut area and Newcastle dwrks were it Several airdromes were urisnr cessfully attackcri in the somn cast the air niinistiy said Herman reports Iympnt Kawkinge and Kolkr stone iiupmls all near Dovcr   

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