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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             f NORTH IOWAS DAI LI EDITED F 4 A9r 5PT OF IOVA r MOINES i A a HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPM THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEI6HMM MASON CITY MAiUN THE It Convoy Escapes German NAZI BOMBERS HIT 3 LONDON SUBURB AREAS Vans Begin Moving Belongings of Dover Populace to Interior LONDON disclosed iriday that heavy guns on both i have joined the battle of Britain as German air raiders stepping up their pace again hit hard three thickly pop ulated London suburbs in early morning attacks Military sources said British guns had fired a few rounds at German cannon bombarding the important channel port or Dover from the French coast They minimized he possibili ties of loneranee shcllimr how ever declarins the German xuns could have some nuisance value but could have no mili lary significance Although vans began moving Dovers Populace what now has become a frontline city military sources declared the nazi they figured might be mobile 12Inchers mounted on railroad not make the British give up Dover aa war base Homes and public buildings were basted by nazi explosives i 5c Londo and a de bomb burst in one tr j UV UJJJCJl steamed up the English channel ac Former Pastor of Little Brown Church Dies at 72 Kent Succumbs at Nashua Residence From Heart Disease Fair Ends in Blaze of Glory as Throng Cheers Program Largest Grandstand casualties were comparatively Apparently simalinjr a re sumption of heir wholesale daylight attacks nazi struck also scattered areas in the southeast and northeast damaging buildings and killing at least two children Crowd in 10 Years at Exposition Reported The 1940 North Iowa fair closed in a blaze or glory Thursday as thousands of persons packed the grandstand ror the evening show and other thousands throngedthe midway and educational exhibits crowd to atiend any type of performance in the grand stand m the last 10 years packed the structure for the final showing of Ernie Youngs revue The en tire performance was enthusias tically received with the dog and acknowledged there had been number ot fatal injuries The night raids staged largely by lone bombers or small groups covered a wide area and as many as 50 planes were sighted Airports airplane and motor factories and shipping were the German targets a high command communique in Berlin said re porting four merchantmen hit fires and explosions caused in several localities and 11 British planes downed against two Ger an planes missing On the other hand the British reported nine German warplanes sliot down against four British frnm r The uttack on London thc first prodawn air raid on the cani tal followed by only a feuilours nffnt crosschan ncl artillery shelling Of the im portant Dover coastal regien About 30 bombs were dropped during he night on one southwest town by relays Of single aircraft A German bomber crashed in K field in southeast England Fri day morning A gamekeeper cap tured the crew of four Shortly before noon Friday sin gle planes raided the Midlands bombs which smashed a cottage Another raider dropped three bombs on another Midlands town Out all fell on open land bprnbs fell on a thickly pop InUn n ct ota Midlands n One casualty yas reported Karly Friday afternoon a sin Elc bomber dived out Of dc floiids ami dropped six iiii Plosivc bombs alor the sra a soulheast town All nit the beach A spokesman for he ministry of homo security said Friday ti we will be no published list of the dead and injured in London raids The August total of civilian air raid casualties for all of Britain will be issued the first week in September These rapid developments led some Britons to believe Gennanv might be ready for a resumption of the riiris to be as well liked Thurs night as they had been at each of the previous showings Fair officials said Fridav they were not disappointed in the fi nancial outcome of the fair this year especially view of the n vew of the conditions but said they could not as yet determine the exact silua was pointed out ihat earlier bad weather hnd made threshing late and kept many farmers from attending the fair or showing exhibits Thursday afternoons program eluded a thrill day lion of automobile and motor cycle driving and crashes in volving old model cars bv a croup of drivers headed by Crash Collins livestock t Ulll by ne hundreds of head of cattle horses sheep and s c barns stood empty 9 DIE IN CRASH NEAR DENVER 20fficers 7 Enlisted Men Victims as Army Bombing Plane Falls DENVER officers and seven enlisted men were Clfh0t a army bombing PJane a twomotored B18 Cur r on a bombing range 43 mi IPS east of Denver Thursday nigh Glares dropped early Friday from a searching ship located the wreckage after the bomber from Denver s Lowry field had failed to return from a routine bombing practice assignment A severe electrical storm oc curred east and southeast of the city Thursday night Scene t e crash southeast of Walkins Colo is a flat dry prairie country creased by gullies formed by swift runoff of occasionally heavy rains A few abandoned ranch houses dot the area The plane and another ship took ott on the assignment at 7 p m mountain time Thursday night the accompanying ship returning to Lowry field four hours later First reports not confirmed im mediately by air corps officers were that the plane carried Lieu tenant Champagne Copilot Lieu tenant Schmidtchen Staff Sergeant Hobbs Staff Sergeant LOOK INSIDE FOR man Sergeant Fraser Private Adkins Kelly McDeci Serccant he radio SENATOR CARTER GLASS Fights Effort to Postpone U S Draft PAGE 2 Livestock Judging Ended for Franklin PAGE 3 North Iowa Open Teiuiis Meet Starts PAGE f history of the Northlova fair10 And all over North Iowa there i were proud stock owners and farm wives whose entries in U e many competitions had won prize ribbons and cash premiums I Superintendents were busy Fri day checking the exhibits that were left and handling other mat S th An incomplete check ot at tendance figures Friday morning by fair officials showed that a otal of 68252 persons paVscd fail Batcs of 0000 possible by the time the check bus been completed This would make the attendance scvj era I thousand above that of a yearj The sale of 3000 advance seTon tickets was of course responsible i foi the increase in the total esti mated attendance each day of the fair Each of these tickets was good admissions at the outside gate Use of the soason tickets had reccipUnCy total daiy The dead Second Lieut Wilbur A Champagne Denver pilot Second Lieut Robert r Sclimidtchen air corps reserve Valley Stream Long Island X 1 copilot Staff Sergeant William Mc Dearman Lebanon Tenn Staff Sergeant Clarence L Hobbs Irving Texas Sersreanl Truman Fraser Me Kory Ark Sergeant Roy c Adkins Switz City Ind Private Charles f Kelly Tcxarkana Ark radio operator Private Wcldon Bryson Dc All Die occupants had been i D Vn by llle of bodies were found hun 525000 DAMAGE ACTION FILED Ambrose and Fred Cahalan of Rockwell Defendants in Suit A S23000 damage suit was filed iiiday in the Cerro Gordo county district court against Ambrose Cdhaan and his father Fred Cahalan both of Rockwell in with hc dcah of Miss 0 also of RacU fiev William I Kent i2 who resigned June 25 as minister of the famous Little Brown Church in the Vale after having served there for ten years clied at his home here at midnight of heart disease He had been ill lor five months Funeral services have not been arranged pending word rom rela tives Ten years ago he resigned his position as field worker for Congregational churches of Iowa to become pastor of the Con gregational church and Little Brown church of Nashua mov ing his family here from Cedar Rapids where he made his headquarters After five years of service with both churches here he gave up that of the Congregational church and devoted all of his time lo the Little Brown church In 1897 he was graduated from Redfield college South Dakota His expenses were met by his talent as a penman He taught penmanship classes in the high school at Redfield had charge the penmanship department and taught mathematics in the college In 1902 he was graduated bachelor of divinity from the Chi cago Theological Seminary and in 1904 he ordained He was pas tor of St Pauls church on the West Side of Chicago and later a member of the staff of the First Congregational church on the West Side one of the large religious institutions in that city For six years he was pastor of the church at Milford giving up his charge there to become assistant super intendent of the Iowa conference in the eastern part of the state with headquarters at Cedar Rip ids This office he held six years irom there he came to Nashua and became pastor of the First Congregational church and the famous Little Brown church His widow and five children survive Six children were born to this union William who was drowned in the swimming the Y M c A at Cedar m 1932 Mrs Laurence White Belle Plainc Kenneth Cedar Rap ids Mrs Sylvian Lehr Chicago 111 Hay and Kathryn at home He was a member of the Scottish hite consistory of Masons at Sioux City and belonged lo the Eastern Star order DR SMITH OF GLARINDA DIES Superintendent of Hospital Wounded in June Is Found Dead CLARINDA Dr R D Smith 59 state hospital superin tendent here since 1933 was found aead in bed Friday apparently victim of a heart attack i He was wounded seriously last I June 13 when Elmer McCowen an employe shot him twice in the head then killed himself Dr Smith a graduate ot Drake university came to the Clarinda URGES RELIEF i INCREASE PROBE Willkie Declares Total Has Increased During Years of Election NEW YORK i Willkie proposed Friday that At torney General Robert Jacksot to see whether ther has been any violation th Hatch act1 in connection with in creases in relief rolls is an interesting and strikin coincidence Willkio told report ers that m nonelection years re lief rolls declined and in election years they increased Willkie claimed that the 1940 rolls showed an Increase of 90 000 persons in July over June The republican presidentia nominee said that he might write Jackson about the situation but that first he was calling the at tention of the country to what goes on m lhc relief situation Willkie said WPA figures showed these increases in election years 1934 ne per ccnt Irom June through October193G M 4 percent 1338 102 per centl94t UOOOO persons in July over June In nonelection years since 193 lie said tiTe rolls showed de crcases f I the a y 1nJuled ln 11 5t wTSt azis Four but had not come again since Sun Sank Merchant raid sheltersfrom until 4 nT appeared lo be centered on tic western oukkirls but lhc iiivirt planes could BERLIN officnt German news agency said Friday Wor Against the Fifth Column Read Rupert Graysons New Thrilling Serial i emion and accompanied bv Ambrose Cahalan The accident occurred on may 9 on thc highway one mile east rtf Ti I e reach Cahalan o e arinda hospital in 1910 He became assis tant superintendent in 1913 j succeeded Dr Max K Wittc superintendent in 1913 His widow a son and t daughters survive Would Ban Soliciting Political Gifts From Employes of Superiors WASHINGTON Biparti son recommendations were id vanced Friday in the senate cam paign expenditures committee for ban on the solicitation of politi cal contributions from employes by their employers or business supe riors Chairman Gillette D Joiva said he was confident that tiic committee vhich is charged with policing the coming election would offer legislation to try and plug up holes for abuses in lie present federal corrupt practices act Senator Reed R Kans sharp ly criticized employers or corpora tion executives who took up po litical collections among their workers but said that it was ex tremely difficult to frame legisla tion that would cover these cases Both senators spoke as a result of testimony here this week ty Carl B Keep Out of Greece Italy Tells England ROME dear warning that Italy will invade Greece if the British occupy strategic Greek islands was sounded by a hlh fascist source Friday f Italy is not going to let the British occupy any Greek islands If the British move Greece we will do he same this source declared in response to rumors that Britain is con sidering occupation of the islands of Crete anil Corfu British foreign office quarters said Britain intends lo stand by her guarantee ot Greek indepen dence given in April lj 1939 it Greece resists any invasion and that a report of a conversation Thursday between he British minister and Greek Premier John Metaxas was being awaited The comment of the high fascist source was made as a fierce give and take air and naval war ragec from the eastern Mediterranean to DECLARES MEN NEED TO LEARN EQUIPMENT USE Senate Sends Guard Mobilization Measure to F R for Signature WASHINGTON Hoosevclt said Friday that lie was personally and absolutely opposed to postponement oE compulsory military training until next year The president lold a press con ference that new increments ot man power were needed now to learn to use modern fighting equipment that already is on hand To put oft actual drafting nt men he said would delay the wliole dcfcnie program a year or 1 til I tTill I thc shores of the Indian ocean An intense bombardment of a British convoy escorted by tuo destroyers was carried out by Italian planes in the eastern Mediterranean au Italian com munique said and Alexandria Britains naval base in Kgynt was attacked The British reported a low flying attack on Italian warship anchored in Bomba roadstead ot the Libyan coast destroyed tw submarines a destroyer and submarine depot ship and tha bombs falling among airplanes trucks and other vehicles gathere near Derna nearby caused gree The comunique added hat ih British airplanes returned safelj is about 100 miles fron the Egyptian frontier Relations between Greece and aly grown faut since he Italiai press and radio accused Greek of the decapitation of an Albania patriot Daut Hoggin on Italian conquered Albanian soil were Jy rumor concerning British intentions to Prisoner Pleads for w Copy of Pamphlet unu nine casi 01 Jrarrar when just 17 mg the top ofj a hm cabman Joyous Vacation Days iictt Carl B Tuttle Detroit store vo asltcrn executive that he had raised I Siiil2K to aid thc campaign of vvo Wendell T Willkie republican j presidential candidate bv a letter I to fellow S S Kresgc and com pary executives in Michigan The Weather The Albanian newspaper To mori reported that Greece had virtually closed thc mountain ous frontier with Albania pre venting Albanians from crossing into Greece to work their land anil charged the Greeks uilh new grievances X it Corfu which Britain was ru lorcd to be about to occupy is island at the entrance ti ic Adriatic sea which Italy bom arded and occupied for a month 1927 withdrawing only when n indemnity was paid for he ssassmation of an Italian official gaged in delimiting the Grcck border H is opposite Die Ciamuria dis ct of Greek Epirus which thc Italian press lias asserted should be included under the Italian crown with Albania Ciele 70 miles oft he Greek mainland an A minutes after the presidents press conference congress completed action on legislation empowering the chief executive in call the national guard and army reserves into active duty for a 12month pe riod Senate acceptance of an agreement the house on a final draft of he legislation sent the bill to the white house Upon signing by Mr Roosevelt pproximately 336000 men be come subject to active service within the western hemisphere I he army lias termed the bill a necessary prelude to the training Of men brought into service through and when congress votes the compulsorv training legislation favored by the president Mr Roosevelt said congress had been considering the subject since June 20 and still was talking about if a bm enacted in the next eouoJc of weeks lie added there was going lo be real delay in the defence program Likening this program to he consistently winning Notre Dame football teams under the late Xrmtc Rocttnc the president a sorted that if Rockne had started i season with only nine prospec tive players instead of 44 Of four full he would not lave had a winning team If the United States is invaded t wants to win the chief execu ive said adding that it was better have a good team than none at Pending in the senate as the president spoke was a amend menl proposed to the Burke Vactsworlh conscriplion bill Senator Maloney D Conn vlnch would delay actual selection f men for active military service mil Jan I while a further triil vas given for the volunteer sys V Mr Roosevelt expressed him self as emphatically opposed to such delay Shortly before Sen ator Glass D VaO had joined the ranks of conscription advo cates opposing the Jlaloncy amendment from the Liby vuulu ue 01 key value to Britain in maintain ing her line of communications through tiie eastern Mediterranean with Turkey and in defending Palestine the Mosul oil field out lets her bases at Cyprus and the Slior fiiii 7 Suez canal It also would be of value in s Before the Blitzkrieg by searchlights accK t0 COmC of this entering Mor5y Fhh j issue for opening installment vu mi road dying shortly thereafter as result of injuries suffered in thc crash according to the petition Ambrose Cahalan who was ivmg his fathers car the peti NI stated was under the influ time liquors at the 41 pamphlet partment Vacation published Days by the is a de DIKECTS YOUNG G O F WASHINGTON UP Chai FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday showers extreme west and extreme north por tions warmer Saturday and northwest and extreme north central Friday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy occasional showers Friday nihl and Saturday rising tempera lure IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Maximum Mini Rain 71 71 10 inch think we have postponed elmS for years Glass Id less Dian 200 miles and I atn not in coast would be of acLion for an other daj Thc president sic the govern ment had been concentrating on letting orders for new equipment and much ot it was to be deliv ered this fall and nct spring The equipment without man power is of no use he declared 1 Hie present strength of the army and national guard the president continued was around men and lhc aim was to raise this to 1200000 a year from There was no news he toM reporters on Hie ncsotialions Britain on leasing oy thr liTiilciI Stales of some of lie Kritish possessions in this hemis phere for naval bases There also was nothing to siid he added on the question rf furnishing Britain with some f I uuioverage destroyers Mr Roosevelt noted however that thc joint CanadianAmerican jdclcnsc board nomcd Thursday night would meet Alonday in Ot tawa to organize and start work Heading from memorandum from Secretary of War Stimscm tlie president said iitimson had informed him that it would titc a year to fill up present regular ami reserve army units with an other 400000 men even at thc present high rate of recruiting InlcrnolalinR his own remark inai imic is important he con tinued reading from the Slim son memorandum lo say that anolhcr 100000 men of support ms troops would he needed In make the army function as an orjanizcrf team This Stimson said would take n s near eastern campaign by Italy against those objectives The Italian high command com munique said the British had bombed Italian positions in Libya Italian Somaliland and Eriuci witii tittle cffccl Al Athens four more ciitegories of specialists in Greeces armed forces were en lied to the colors tnday The number and nature of the specialists involved was not disclosed Youth Who Changed Alibi in Slaving to Face Murder Charges S ST PAUL UPlCharles Tier ney assistant chief of police said Friday that first degree murder charges would be filed against a il year old youth for the attack slaying of 12 jear old Dclores Ann i changed bis alibi three t mi e At the same time Davis Gran tus Dakota county attornev said a special grand jury would br called to consider thc case I Dclores was attacked no i Inompson lake a week no fti I day and died the next morning   

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