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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWA DAILY PA EDITED FOR TH HOME EDITION THS NEWSPAPSITTHAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOClATtD PRESS fo PRESS I CtfitS ACOPV MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 292 Churchill Next Week Critical Attack Angers Nazis Who Threaten Huge London Raids GERMAN WRATH AROUSED WITH HEAVYBOMBD Well Informed Source Declares 2500 Planet to Release Fury By LOUIS P LOCHNER BEELIN thou sand planeloads of German bombs are to be sent daily to the London area in smashing attacks in the next few days exceptionally w e 11inf ormed German sources said Wed nesday These sources said there would be 2500 planes mak ing four daily trips between French supply bases and the British capital They were to start either uuring lne sccona an late Wednesday or Thursday alarm Wednesday British fighter a spokesman said The bombthanes eneased German watt tn u ers are based in Germany the source said but will fly to the French coast for the attack andthere take off for London wouldnt give one farthing for the houses of parliament said this inlormapt a man whose cbrtvwAionE with Seichsmarshal WUhelm Goering are especially close Now that our reichstaj build inghas been bombed there Is no reason why we shouldnt bomb the British parliament out of existence If they try to hit the Buckingham or Windsor castle wilt go as surety as you live This informant asserted the licked and Bombs StaftNew Flames in London Attack Is Repulsed LONDON Biitish defeiibe Wednesday hurled back new waves of German warplanes sinking at London after bombs crashing into the outskiits of the city stalled new big one southeast of the capital Nine German planes weie icpoitecl downed m a scries of fieue dogfights The daylight attack ngs launched from several directions but he main German squadron came up the Thames river where diving British Spitfires and strong antiaircraft fire scattered them after a dozen furious dorfights if Smallersquadrons then struck at the outskirts dropping bbmbs that started fires including one big one in the southeast Twentylive Geiman planes of which one was biought down were sighted over one suburb Most of the attacking planes were driven off befoie they could drop bombs but a third ailraid alarm sounded at 503 p m A large number of German planes were sighted as pedestrians L who had strolled in the streets LOOK during the first of Wednesdays air raid alarms scattered and ran for shelter during the second alarm The nazi planes returned to a capital that had been blasted by bombs for four straight nights Damage was gteatest in the east end but all sections of the city including the central area suf fered During the second air raid Wednesday British fighter planes engaged German craft in a big dogfight over one dibtiict of the London area near tlie out skirts of the Three German planes weie seen falling in flames Thena squadron of 40 to 50 German planes flew over London from the southeast A squadron ofBritish spitfires dived fromthe clouds and at tacked them As they were forced backother German planes were seen comingin from another di rection i British are already dont know it Asked whether the air force alone would prove sufficient to Britains capitulation there by eliminating the necessity of at tempting troop landings the in formant said when last I talked with the reichsmarshal he left this question open It all depends he continued on how well the British tight back It is conceivable that Eng land will collapse under the v eight of our air force attacks in which case invasion will be un necessary But we aje piepared either way Bombs Rain on Important Points By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Waves of British RAF dive bombeis gave Berlins 4000000 an acrid taste ot terror from the siiies Wednesday knifing through a iieice qntiaucralt barrage to iaiti explosives on Hitlers leichs tas the Potsdam railway station the Brandenbuig gate and the fa mous Unter den lins Fifth avenue One unexploded bomb was be lieved to have dropped barely a yard from the home of Propa ganda Minister Paul Joseph Goeb bels Hitlers liijh command ad mitted that a number ot streets in the capital had to be evacn ated temporarily Wednesday morning because of the dan ger of houses collapsing Bomb splinters slightly dam aged the United States embassy adjoining Gocbbels residence shattering a window and denting tlie opposite wall in the office of First Secretary Donald R Heath Huge craters pocked Unter den Linden Incendiaiy bombs crashed in the roof of tlie reichstag setting fires which workmen quickly ox anguished Other explosives hit the 150year old Brandenburg gate 85 feet high and 205 feet wide and fell on Berlins second largest hospital St Hedwigs which houses 700 to 800 patients The RAF raiders striking to fore dawn in the most spectacular assault yet on the German capital tpoka reported toll of five killed many wounded and apparently heavy damage The raid lasted two WOT1LD OPPOSE INCREASE DBS MOINES 7 Pow ers executivesecretary of the In dependent Businessmens associa tion of Iowa said Wednesday his organization would lecommend to the next session of the state legis lature an amendment to the Iowa chain store tax of 1935 freezing retail stoie chains at their present number and size DIRECT HITS IN BERLINS HEART SCORED BY RAF Clouds Over London Livid Red With New Attacks by Germans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bombers div ing with great tmough mist and bursting shells scored many d Licet hits on thePots dam tailway station and yards and other targets in the heart of Ber lin Wednesday night the air min istry repotted In Berlin the official German radio bioadcast a denial of the British claim that the HAF SENATOR HENRIK SHIP5TE AD Wins GOP Nomination in Minnesota Primary PAGE 2 Grid Schedules Are Set in North Iowa PAGE 9 way station The radio no im poitant military objectives weie damaged or even attacked in Bei lin during this last British raid A bulletin announcing the raids on the German capital was issued as this warbattered capital experienced a 10 minute air raid alarm the first of the day after a fourth successive night of still heavy but lessen ing German attacks In which bombs fell near three famous museums and In Regent Oxford and Bond streets the Shop Empire Hundreds of incendiary bombs were rained on the Pottsdam sta lion but seventenths of a mile from Adolf Hitlers chancellei y the air ministry said after every one of tlie British war planes had made a diicct hit with heavy ex Several of them made glide attacks through the antiairciaft barrage1 the special bulletin said bombers struck at he heart of Berlin pictured above with such precision that such land tfic Reichstag Potsdam railway station Bradenburg gate andfanious Unter den Linden were Magdeburg and southwest Ger many Berlin dispatches baid that the old icichstag building still under repauslrom the and live Brandenburg gsite were hit and that nearby explosions slightly damaged the XT S Clouds over the London area lain were turned to livid red Tuesday night as German bombers made their fourth suc cessive largescale nocturnal visit Other and wide shared the heavy punishment ihb JJme them for long two hours Neverthe less an official communique said preliminary reports indi cate that this is less severe and that the casualties arc consid erably lighter than on the pre ceding nights Warehouses and factories on the Thames waterliout and in the city were set afire and bombs were scattered in south Wales the Bris western Many ftres were started ioTchannei The itation was describee as and eastern England the com j one of Berlins major railroad munique bind I terminals handling traffic for Heavier antiairtraft appealed Delayed Bomb Damages Buckingham Palace LONDON delayedac tion bomb hit Buckingham palate residence of the king and queen of England Sunday night and ex ploded Tuesday demolishing one cornet of the north front and send ing flying glass over the first King George and Queen Elizabeth were not in the palace at the time and a palace spokes man said Wednesday there were no casualties Reporters were permitted to in spect the wreckage at the century old royal i evidence Wednesday morning The lorn out part was the Klass Inclosed swimming pool jusf under the queens sittfnir room lacinr expansive shaded lawn where the annual July rarden party was erven in peace time Gieat pillars of white stone toppled in fragments atound ciater 15 feet deep and 35 feet wide Shower cui tains fluttered in the breeze beyond a twisted and torn steel diving platform in the middle of the gaping hole as footmen and housemaids peered down from shattered windows of the thiee story building IIT the heart of Lon don Only household staff membeu theie when the bomb struck and they m air raid shelters a palaceattendant said An empty shelter directly un der Fie swimming pool uas not damaged X There very little damage inside the spokesman said mostly from flying glass and son from chimneys Paintings and other art objects were re moved long ago People on Londons streets stilt were talking excitedly about the bombing of the reichstag in Berlin other weighing approximately 100 j mid IcU remnants ot the glass pounds sailed over the broad roof and fell in the mnei comtyard The pool was a favorite with 14 year old Princess Elizabeth who already has won swimming medals and 10 year old Princess Margaret Rose A room adjoining the pool made up the Belgian suite which in happier times the palace spokesman said was occupied by visiting royalty The delayedaction bomb bur ied itself in the earth about 10 paces from the svvlmmlne pool in a of the palace which Is 80 feet long 40 feet Hide tonfv story high were stievvn over Hie lawn bkylighl hanging ciazily The wing in which theie aie no sleeping quarters was a con servatory in Queen Victorias time It was converted into a swimmingpool in 1936 Among the windows blown in by the concussion were those of the kings study the queens sit ting loom and the Belgian suite Gliss iplmteif were imbedded in many interior vunii i hangings weie coated it blanche fragments ot stonehi id and splintered wood Unc Tice to obieiveis to have tuined mo1 of Hie raideis away fiom the cen tral city Nevertheless boniba demolished one big apartment building on a square in central London hit a maternity hospital smashed sheets and caused large business blocks lo quiver fiom the German sources said most of the oil tanks at Thamesuavcn were destroyed the big JU11 wall and West India docks were hit Jn London and the Mfttou west end tis ttfct was bombed t Workmen stilrVeie snuggling to lestoie some of the tianspoiui tion water and gas semens dis rupted by attacks The London passenger tianspoi t board announced that underground railway services were almost nor mal except for one or two shoi t sections Other transportation ser vices reported operation going ahead on all routes but that some curtailment and diversions were Still necessary Britons lead wainings irt then newspapers to expect German m soon as the or intensified ijudmg and touk BOMBS NEAR U S EMBASSY Building in Berlin Is Slightly Damaged Was No BERLIN VJKi The otlicial MOTOR BARGES ARELINEDUPTO CROSS CHANNEL Prime Minister States England Prepared to Battle for Victory BULLETIN LONDON British fight ers shot down 73 Wednesday it was officially an nounced Wednesday night BULLETIN LONDON air min istry andministry of home se curity announced Wednesday night Uiaj 400 persons were killed and 1400 injured in Mon day nights German air raids on London i LONDON UP Prime Minister Winston Churchill w a r u e Wednesday thai Adolf Hitler was making vast plans for invasion of the i British Isles taut he declared Britains laud sea and air forces are fullyprepared to battle on lo victory and better days In a fighting speech direct ed to the British people dur Geirnan news agency D N B said Wednesday that six bombs fell in thtrgArdenotthe UmtedStates embassy in Berlin Tuesday night is no question ot the bombing being an accident since immediately before bombing But lib flyeia dropped several over the embassy lighting up the building it if by daylight the agency saicl j Tiie djmngcd slightly A metyl fragment either part of a bomb oran antiaircraft shell clashed through the window of the office of Heaih first secretary of theembassy A fragment due a hole in thcuaH ofHeaths off ice An embassy spokesman aid that Griman polier still VMIC 111 uaters in the embasy ing a momentary lull in mass naA air attacks the piime minister said that their bray ery and courage jtad aroused the world vyide admiration and that British war strength was greater now than as in July German airplanes are he ing shot down at a ratio of three lo one and pilots at a ratio of six to one which if the conflict continues at the present pace will ruin a vital part of Adolf Hitlers air armada he said But the Fires raged in warehouses and factories alone flic Thames river and in the City Londons Wall street section At he height of the assault It was light enough to read a newspaper on the roof of the Associated Press building just oft Fleet streets newspa per SI Pauls cathedral and Charing Cross quadions of lie Royal Its explosion shattered at least 100 windonx of the palace Outside walls were scarred by flying fragments The blast dcmolilied half tlie stone and glass vails of the pool A corps of claiiers and work men was busy clearing away the and repairing the damage and gardeners con tinued their tasks elsewhere on the 43 acres of St James park with Its pink Rcraniums and laic summer flowers King George made a special tup from Windsor on Monday after the bomb had dropped but before it exploded and visited sections of London badly bombed the night before Although Buckingham palace has been used steadily us a royal residence Only about 100 ycjrs it was originally built in 1703 in what was Icnown BS the mulberry guldens by John SheLKcld Duke A nimj ri r Buckinghamshire ndll Cdlllolc It wai mtidiaserf hv Censor It tentlal London was demolished by mlTsf and remodeled by bombhlt A apartment IV about 1825 Since the ncccfsion of Queen Victoria in 1837 it his been the London i evidence of the Biitish sovereign In Queen Victorias leign in 1847 a long cast wingwas built which converted the palace into a of intensified imding and touk g1Lon But the pfinio entourasemeiil Iiom rcpoils oft11 WHS the Germ lions PAF countcrtlnusts into normally but poit of Germany lt1 guclcii was dosed off Jiuyt pi epaiJUiuu xui it rcaicd two invasion and the peoplemust bombs might be in the holcs mj expect i thrust from France pfinio minister Germans are utions 1of quadrangle inclosing a couitynrd house on a London squaie shattered and other havocdenl mg missiles hit a laige inatenntv hospital smashed into the Sliccti and shook buildings liam P business section Bobby Some Londoner began to flee the city of nightly horror but most stuck it out grimly dclei weie duds 01 tune bombs YflNKSlFEAT FELLER 3 TO 1 SPOUTS BULLETIN York Yankees battling for their fifth straight American league pennant conquered the land Indians 3 to 1 Wednesday In the first came of a double header uith Rookie Ernie Bon ham pitching fivehit ball to best by British flyers as the spokesman explained the damage tc corrcs hours AhForce bombed Gcrrnanoccu portdents picclI Belgium altdcKing S A piece of masonryabout four at CKtcml Ghent and Uubic feet in sue was tinown sumc points along tlie coast 30 icct atitos the lawn and an mined not to budgV Boy Shuts Off Gas Saving Self Parents From Possible Death DES MOINES 1J ycn old boy saved his parents and j himself from possible death fioini gas fumes Tuesday night by shut ting ofE the gis in the basement I and thiowing open uindowb in the linusc Rolamt KowleT lush scliool pupil Wjiie he op doniR ichoo Obtaining a wrench lie the Kac Then wnitk Fimn nnrl 1 He tound his mother Mi vei Kowlei unconscious in the kitchen His father was uncon scious in the Iwing room He called police wBo witlT fiiemen revived Mr and Mrs Fowler with artificial rcsiration Gas company employes sud a t wash boiler placed too close tAci two burners on Hie kitchen jiovoi ipirdutrd the riciirlly fumes vilnili circulated through thehouse1 Lu 4illnv the garden experts u ere seekj from the low countries from ing to dctcimme nlicthqr they vi weie duds 01 tune bombs o by way of Ireland by all ways at uny time Chut chill called nai ment oE London and other cities an indiscriminate slaughter1 but said it had and would fail o bicak tinBiiiish pprul o rcMl 1 ante The week must rr I sard as JL very important for most Important In our history the prime minii ler said If this Invasion Is fto iug lo be tried at all U does not I seem that It can be lonj oc iayed That he said is the 1035011 Jri the Geiman niaM anattacks di rected laigely at the HAF bases in an etfoit to win masteiy of llie pUirs before launching an attcmjjt i cd inv asion We muLh lrougci Uiaiv vhen thchdrd fighting began in July Clmichill said If the airwar gocJ on at tlie present rule he bairt ilwiH urji down and ruin a vital part or the German an foicc 1 be veiy Uazavdous foi the Gci marts to Attempt to in vade Buinin without UnoLK IMR out tlic Bulish anTone ho He nUded that Gcrnidii pictMii tion foi tn gnmu jn Jon ii CiHt tiwinan iurijps trc miivhiK along of the low coun tries and France he saiil Some of these he pointed out movr under the protection of German batteries on tlie French shore ff fJL 3JL numbei of fiom UimbuiK to lie iid nul uay Lngc immbci of Gcimm txiopa iio icidy lo el oul on then vciy unccitdin 1 lie ciniiot loll vhcn llicy uill tome in if liicy uill conic hr Chuithill icrillpd the dftiin in thr SpimSli rtrrnada an The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday continued cool uldcfy spattered light frosts low places Wednes day nifrht somcnhat uarmcr Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair and continued cool scattered llKht frosts south and central night Thursday partly cloudy lomexxhat warm er Extended Outlook i CHICAGO nuLul foi Ihc jicund i 4 SISSIPPI con IlOrmnrnext fotn normal jpeiatine beioiniiiR ncn ol Saturday light noi thorn Minwotj last of period IN MASON CITY wcathci sUt Maximum Tuesrtav Sfinimum Tuesday ntxhl At R 3 VIAK ACO MtiMiiiiun jVtjnmium PS 47   

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