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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPE EDITED FOR THE HC HOME EDITIO jt3 1 VOLXLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THK BRIGHT SPOT S iULL LEASED WIBtS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 285 BRITISH GET 50 U S WARSHIPS Water Rates Down 29 Per Cent SLASH MADE AS ALL OF BONDED DEBT IS REPAID Savings for Users in City Provided For in New Schedule A reduction of 29 per cent in the net rates to Mason Citys residential water users was announced at the council meeting Tuesday by City Manager Herbert T Barclay Supt Carl B Patchen of the water department explained to the council that the en tire rate sched ule had been revised and result in a saving for all but aboii 30 business firms and six large industrial users The former would have increases ranging from 1 to 4per cent and the latter increases 8 per cent he said W The proposed schedule will represent a savin of approxi mately annually to the water users the estimated year ly revenue of the water depart ment being reduced from 000 to approximately Mr Patchen said Under the present water rates adopted March 29 1J20 the firs 13000gaHonsVusei per auarte cost 50 cents for 1000 gallon tinder the new rates the cost be approximately 37j cents pe 1000 gallons up to 22440 gallon a reduction of 25 per centWit the 10 per centdiscount fo prompt payment Mr Patche pointed out the net reduction would be 29 per cent The new rates will be figured on the basis of cubic feet how ever instead of on gallons asfor merly he said since all meters read in cubic feel The rate schedule is as fol lows First 3000 cubic feet per quarter 28 cents per 100 cubic feet Next 6000 cubic feet per quarter 16 cents per 100 cubic feet Next 75000 cubic feet per quarter 12 cents per 100 cubic feet AH over giOOO cubic feet cents per 100 cubic feet The minimum bill wjll be 50 cents per month or 5150 a quarter bills will be subject to a discount oE 10 per cent on the gross amount if on orbefore the 10th pt the month in which they fall due The rale reduction was made possible at this time pay ment of the last of the depart ments outstanding a Issue pn Aug the city manager announced The water department now has no bonded debt The waterworks has had a bonded debt since 1808 the city manager pomted out with the peak of 5446000 outstanding at the close of 1922 The total out standing in 1935 was 5209003 and during the last five years with an average yearly ledemptton of 522000 this was reduced tr lie S99000 of 6 peV cent noncallable bonds which ueir ictued Aug 1 The fine financial standing nt the department at the present time also was maintained by tlie follovv tng means Mr BaiOay leported 1 Reducing ex penses and Increasing effici ency 2 Water waste surveys locat ing underground leaks andun authorized usage 3 New service installations British and German Planes ight Spectacularly Above Thames Nazis Driven Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSi German attempts to smash through ondons air defenses failed Tuesday against the combined fire of British fighter planes and antiaircraft guns The second attempt kept Condon under air alarm for me hour and 10 minutes from p m to 4 p m to LOOK INSIDE FOR Begins Scouting Trip in Midwestern States PAGE 2 Howard County Fair Is Closed at Cresco PAGE8 STEP IS TAKEN AGAINST MORE RED ADVANCES Troubled Conditions Continue in Northern Transylvanian Region 9 a m C S T Records Fait at State Skeet Shoot PAGE 9 and constant testing of meters tu assure accurate registration 4 Strict collectionof all ac counts and centralized purchas ing 5 The wholehearted coop eration and loyalty of efficient department employes EFFORHO RILL CAROL FAILS Would Be Assassin Breaks ThroughGuards And Fires at Palace BUCHAREST attemp to kill King Carol failed Tuesday night An unidentified man bioki through Use heavily guarded pal ace gates and fired seven shots 1 the brightlylighted palace win dows before he was overcome wouldbe assassin presum ably angry over the cession o Transylvania to Hungary took th guards by surpiise He lushei thiough the iron gates fiung as h tan All shots apparentlj struck the palace wall Apparently some German planes reached the metropoli tan area but at such an alti tude they could not be seen from the ground Shoitly before the waining sounded persons in oneLondon area heard the nowfamihar leavy drone of a considerable lumber of unseen nazi raiders and the rapid bursts of British fight er planes machinegun fire British and German planes fought spectacularly over the Thames estuary waterway to LdttdorirmajtklnE Ihe first anni versary of Britains going to war with one of the conflicts biggest air battles pbsexveis said at least 300 raiders were beaten off In mid afternoon the air ministry an nounced 23 attacking planes had been destroyed It admitted the loss of 15 British planesbut de claredthe pilots eight were sale In Berlin Btitish losses lor the day were reported at 54 planes 39 shot down in battle and 15 de stroyed on the ground with only 12 German planes missing Warning that there of evidence to cause usto be especially watchful during the nest few weeks War Secretary Anthony Eden declared the ihreat of a nazi attempt at di rect invasion still hangs over Britain Although Eden said August wa for us in many respects lhebes month of this fighting year and n some respects today our posi ionis the most enviable of any n our history he declared tha vigilance is as compelling a diitj oday as it has been at any tim n these last three months The war secretary warned als hat at any moment fighting ma begin on a large scale in th Mediterranean sector where bot Britain and Italy have larg loices Although he said British re armament efforts have pro gressed so in the past three months that they represent a national transformation Eden admitted that there is no weapon in its armory of the army does not ask for more The fust air alaim in London sounded as Buckingham palace j is filling with British fighting men invited to receive military decorations from King Geoige VI The kind ordering that there be no interruption of the investiture ceremony avtarded 330 decora tions including Victoria Britains most prised military honor night laiders the Geiman high command said aimed their bombs particulaily at Btitish south and west coast ports and at Midlands armament plants and airports naming Liverpool Swan sea Bristol Plymouth Portland BUCHAREST e r m a n motorized divibions will take ovei on Sept 15 protection of Ruman ia s south Bucouna bolder Tiewly toimed by Rumanias tension of north Bucovina to soviet Russia formed sourcessard Tuesday This first line of defense against the possibility of any urther Russian penetration lu tbat area they saidwill be cen tered at Vatra Donci with Ru manias oun forces dropping oack to form a second line in the vicinity of Piatra Scant The reported date for German orces to take over is two days fter Hungarian occupation at ortherri Transylvania ceded by Rumania under the axis dictate s slated to be completed Both Rumanian eminent and emibfficial German sources said trong rtazi forces would be sup lemented by some Italians as a okenof axis collaboration in the guarantees given King Carols country in the Vienna arbitration abtweek Troubled conditions in northern Transylvania continued With for possession of cpmmun cations railway stations andbar acks leported in some places be ween armed Hungarian group and Rumanian gendarnies and police From border towns came re ports of sporadic armed elashe with many injuries and some deaths Flans for military resistance against transfer to Hungary continued in northern Transyl vania despite stern warnings General Ian Antohescu has been made commanderinchief of Transylvanian units and released from the monasteiy where he was confined after organizing armed opposition to thq government after the Russian occupation of Bes sarabia It was unceitain however whether he would side with Geri eral Ion Daigolina whosent word to Bucharest thathe and his men would resist to the end although Rumanian troops are under orders to withdraw in preparation for American destroyers such as those pictured above are involved In negotiations announced Tues day hy President Hooscvclt over age warships still in good condition were exchanged for naval and airbases Isolationists Brand Trade of Destroyers as War Act Administration Chiefs Hail Move as Needed Step for U S Defense WASHINGTON UR Aclinm stration leaders hailed the trade of 50 U S destioyeis to Great Biitam for navy bases leases as n necessary move for Ameucan de fense while isolationists charged itwas an act of war Chairman Andiew J of the liouse militaiy affairs toin mittee asseited that the deal Hungarys entrance into Transyl vania Thursday er after Hit weekend of disturb ances buttroops sill patrolled the streets and kept a close guaid on King Carols palace There were reports meanwhile that soviet Russia had sent a note to Berlin asking clarification of a German guarantee to protect Ru1 mania against further territorial encroachments made at Vienna in return for Rumanias agreement to cede northern Transylvania to necessary for the nations Owjv protection Speaker William B Bankhead said it was a fine trade But Senator D Worth Clark D Idaho exclaimed chat the deal was almost the final step along the road to war Sena tor Gerald P Nye K Dak an isolationist leader in the senate foreign relations commit tee asserted that the president is Ignoring laws and treaties The law toibiding action of this kind is so clear that the fact that the chief executive is em ploying authority m this instance indicates that our leadership al leady is uyng dictatonal prac tices Nye said Senator Elbert D Thomas D Utah member of the foreign re lations committee I am happy 1 think the preident has been wise in both cases Speakei Bankhedd I think Its a line hade for our national de fense I think the Ameiican pea pie appiove of it when they understand what it means Representative K n u t s o n R Minn The whole worlds gone crazy House Democnitic Leader Sam Raybuin Im going to to give this maUei a thorough study WILL NEVER GIVE UP FLEET Britain Pledges Ships Would Never Be Sunk If English Seas Untenable WASHINGTON e at Britain has givdn the United States definiteassuranceofits in tentions never to surrender or sink the British fleet in the event of the waters surrounding the Butisli Isles becoming untenable for his majesty ships The state department made this known Tuesday by making public an exchange ot conespondence between Secietsy Hull and Lord Lothian British ambassador The announcement was made public after the while house an nounced an arrangement fothe acquisition of air and navol base sites from GreatBritain in ex change for 50 overagcdeslvoyeis Instead of being sunk or sur rendered the state was told the British fleet in the last resort would be sent over seas for defense of other parts of the empire BRITISH ARE MUCH PLEASED Will Send Crews to U S to Take Over 50 Old Destroyers LONDON officials dedaling that news ot the ex changeof British bases for United States destroyers was received by the nation withthe greatestpos USTO RECEIVE AIR AND NAVAL BASES IN DEAL F R Declares He Does Not Need Senates Approval for Trade WASHINGTON UP The UnitedStates has given CreUt Britain 50 over age destroyers in an historical trade for strategic naval and air base sites in British pos sessions in this hemisphere President Roosevelt advised congress Tuesday The action uhicli rongfres Mona Isolationists had des cribed In advance as Illegal and a potential act of war disclosed by the president in a special message read in the house It Mas supported by an opinion stamping Attorney Gen iral Hoberl H JacXsons legal okay on the deal if if The senate was not in and will not receive official word of the deal until Wednesday Mr Roosevelts disclosure of the impoilanl defense and foreign polity mcne tamr after months of official thatiuih negotiations veie under before1 can say anything Republican LeKlci Jo Hungary Nazi Opera Opens Hoyr Earlier as Air seph Martin I in lomment ing nov Representative Clarence Can non D Mont I think the presidents message very effec tively justifies the position he takes f f Representative Earl G Michener R Mich I take it that this tiansfer is at attempted in conformity with the law Most of our people want to help the Brit BELIEVE NAZI VIEW UNCHANGED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reaction on the AngloAmeu tm destioyeraiv and naval base deal as not immediately forth coming Jioiri Beilin but it WJsj navy considered unlikely that i would LuUMtlct tiie timsfei sible satisfaction said day night that POmc Minister Churchillwould make a statement ontheagreement in the house of commons Tiunsday 1 Britain they said wilt send crews tothe United States to take over the warships whose names will he changed American naval sources said transfer of the 50 UnitedStales destioyeiv Bitnn mound 200 of these craft Britain halRS destroyers last Sept The admiralty iis admit ted tlie loss ot 30 andothers have been damaged but there has been some new much the admuahy does not that tune j Germany had 22 destroyerslast I Septembei 61 Thee aic no j figures available on new axis construction A foreign office spokesman said at a hews conference that Britains possessions and colo nies were involved In the con sultation and concurrence on leases to the United States for western hemisphere bases Spokesmen nnwl and civilian emphasized thrpe purposes they snid would be scued by the agveeinont 1 The dcRlVoyers are a timc renifoi cement foi BiiUin in maintaining control of badly Britain heeds destroyers tn continue resYslance to tn jeu hostile iuf against Germmy any i contubution to the smi imoic than the picuoui iilcs the United State Amciican ufles fighting planes i v llul1 thc Bntih and other war material to Britain the future of The Weather p FORECAST bound up the 3 It a inatennl nmg of defenses in the westein hcmisphcvc Dies While Working on 4H Dormitory DES MOINES was halted on the FourH club dor mitory on the stale fair grounds Tuesday when Irwin Godwin 54 a WPA carpenter died on the job Physicians said death may have been due to a heart ailment entry and Filton f tn es Monday A strong formation of British bombers were believed to have struck heavilpat the Boulogne region along the coast of Ger manheld France Shortly after the bombers were seen heading out across the channel deep ex plosions were heard coming from Boulogne but they still lespect lor law Guy L Moahcr D Pa If it illegal to send moscjuit I don t see it is lesal to send If con gicsi hid been it ivoulri the authotixation at once i J Millci R Conn It i in act wai BERLIN lias m Fuithcnncnc Admual Staik lias tioduced timetable methods in its testified that oui navy needs ill objeL Raid Defense Measure air raid defensive measures In or der to give patrons of the state theater and Bother entertainments time to get home before the British air raiders around curtain hour has been advanced anJiQur to 7 p m its destioycis md tint he he had 50 move Chan mail Sol Bloom of the house foicigin affans committee We need we aic great deal morethan ive n IOWA cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday thunder showers in extreme southwest portion Tuesday night and west portion Wednesday n armed in cast central portions Tues daj night and Wednesday MINNESOTA Generally Ulr ainl warmer nighl Wednesday partly cloudv hiil lerert showers and thunder storms in extreme west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday otfite spOkeMtian no scciet Biitam The foicign admitted i needs destioyeii They aie netessaiy he said for convoys dealing With sub antl keeping open the channels botuecn ftnglantl 1 uirf HIP luo at Fair i It Is Ragweed Pollen I NEW YORK felluv 1 vhn lifted i tvuigiam Germany The piesidpnls message look of isolationist objec tion1 The dcbtioyei exchange1 he wrote is not inconsistent in any sense with our status of peace He added that it was the most important defense action taken by Ihis roimlry since the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 Jf Preparation for defense ii an inalienable prerogative of a slate he told congress the present circum stances this of sover eign right is essential to the our peace anrt He described the move i f uither as ran epochaland pteparatiph for continental defenie in the fdte o dan gei Tlip tradeyas entered into in notes exchangedon Monday fac tvcen Secictaiv of Strtte Coidell Hull nhd the British Ambassadoi Lorfl Lolliiau Mi Roosevelt sent thf note and lacksons opinioniolhe capi tol the information of cou giebs Jack son held that the agioement doeX not requue init iation Tht president revealed that Britain has given the V S free 99 yearleases on hites for bases in New foundlahd and Bermuda In exchange for the 51 destroyers the t1 S gets year leases on bases in the Bahamas where the Duke of Windsor isnow governor J a m ai c a Sl Lucia Trinidad and An tigua in the Atlantic and at British Guiana in South America JMi1 Jjonseteit pomted nut that it those together with the arid BevmudA would fine tiic United SlEilei onitnjnd of a st pottirn of the isfand nppronclihx InNorth i and Central Americathe Panama inual and the noithern part of South Americn Ihe method nf ilc dc5ioyfs 0 o bc announced YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum tails a uqtlcls fan evhibit is in fm jhuge rt big srcoltlv 76 A liaimjejslookingbotllrcontams M 0 lagged pollen and fo hc msaction m the pasl tense could tjiuse in iichoooo ol ion The adtlitional biises be told con pronsrtions even for a havc bceil accUircd cx nonhay duectoi slid 2 Second Year of War Confident of Outcome LONDON A change in the course of the war the first few weeks ol its second year which opened Tuesday is regard ed as likely by observers watch ing struggles apparently coming to a head simultaneously in Bri tsin the Balkans and the Medi terranean They predicted Germany and tin ly would increase piessuiC liuec fionK and then lieir weight quickly ever showed the lea On the British front the air ministry warned the nation to ex pect continued mass raids probab ly accompanied by increased at tacks at night The British appeared confident sympathy for our been assets that cause has America where Jbere is a pro gressive realization that the ideas we are defending are ideas on which their republic and nil Ihe however their air force would i polities of humane civilization Kain the upper hand The Lcrt have been built i don press unanimously took this Observers hold that it Britains I MCA Tuesday in thccir defense fails to soften bcfoie INS s In I ci miciSeptpmber Gcimany would The tide is alreiidy flowing almost too laic to try any in chance however to consolidate herclipldmatic the Bal kans where Rumania is regarded as threatened witli the possibility of German occupation On the third front the Mediter ranean Italian pressure on Greece arid imminence of an out blow by bombei1 is regaided as a jnaipv the war so fnc second only to the aollapsc of Trance v Great Hoyal Air Force the empires first line of defense launched the second year of war Italian fiom 1 ibva agaihst Bvitish power in Esypt lit counted Times this ycai Thi bill Icavr her against Getmarry Tuesday iolk fix pi then flvomrs onthe southeastEnglish into the opportunist strategy of j battlcfi onl RomeBerlin nxis j The ah men hot The Brilisir defense that kept time and gasoline in gyrations to Germany from landing a knock1 celebrate commencement of an other year of conflict They were whooping U up torthe smashing blows they riacTdealt a few mo ments earlier to a great air aimada in a big battle o ei a southeast inland town As the fighter planes roaredin for new supplies nf gasoline and machinegun bullets they whirled over ant over to announce to the crews invlhc ground Ihil British pliiiips hid won hnothcr biHtle in thebattle of Britain The battle Was fought slmost at the very a Neville Chamberlain then prime ministertold the empire one year ago that Geimmy and Britain were at war At London Tuesday llicie was no time out Tor fjf the ianniversary Kleveti oVlorlrlound the iily in lie mirtt of an alv viiidalarm which stwrtcd at m t a in mrl rliti foan hour 10 minutes t The alarm iiari been sounrtrd upon word ot tlie approachof a large German squadion from the a squadion which never reached London because fightcismet it befoie it reached the Metropolitan area and scattered it in a attack that soul at leat six i German to the gtounri In alsu it a dav of war than Berlin ivju siifftriivg from a plague of head t olds which cilien blamed Hie long hours spent in air rind shelters   

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