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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NOI DAII EDITED VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOMi EDITION AS50CJATBJ FUSS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1940 MASON CITY THK iRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SSCTIONS SSCTION ONE NO 294 PARLIAMENT PALACE BOMBED X y Aing Queen Escape Halts London Activity III I ESSEN BREMEN Hito seeks THINK GERMANS WILLKIE WOULD SEND NO ARMY TOWARABROAD Rousing Welcome Given G 0 P Candidate in Chicago by Throngs CHICAGO Willkie told a crowd in the stockyards Friday that if you elect me presidejt f shall never send an American boy to fight inany European war HE also pledged himself to build a domestic economy so strong that no dictator ever shall seek to strike Standing m a wagon in the heait of the huge packing house district the lepubhcan presidential nominee contended that the administration had failed to solve the unemployment prob lem and contended that President Roosevelt in his lucent address befoie the teamsteis union prom ised iaboi eveiy thing except jobs The failuie of the last and a half yeais he added has been the ailuie to produce jobs No amount at talking about affaiis in Europe can cover up that produce Willkie declaredihaf he sFood for the doctrine ot putting Ameiica back to woik and stated I do no promise the moon but I do promise jobs in honest Mark In honest industrj N v The only Jobstoday are in the defense program and Hitler Is making us do that Retelling to the piestdents le cent speech WillRie said that the chief executive icnevved piom ises and made more pi onuses and promised labor eveiythmg ex cept jobs He told men and women stand ing about the wagon and seated on the top rails of the cattle corrals that Piesident Roosevelt had increased the fedeial public debt 20 to 25 billion dollais and has spent GObillions and 9600 000 are still unemployed I predict he snd that If Fiankhn D Roosevelt is leelec ted the public debt at the end of the next four yeais will be fiom 75 to 100 billions He asked the crovd Is theie anybody heie is so damned dumb as to think that that can go on foi four jeaii more Membei s of the audience shouted No i The nominee also attacked tiic KellyNash demociatic Oigamza tion saying I need help lo clean out the mess It will tase several shov els just to clean out Chicago I want to say to Kelly and to Pat Nash that when I get to he president there will he no in come tax settlements A lot of people had better do all they can to beat me because some penitentiary doors will be open ing He did not elafaoiate Ruins of Jersey Powder Plant Blast WIMW Here are the smoking ruins of the Kenril N J plant of the Her 6r wblch wrecked by a series of explosions damage to New leriey and towns 80 that c w11 a civilians Britkhjmd Italians Fight in Kenya EXPECT THRUST AGAINST EGYPT Observers Think Main Attack to Be at Time of British Invasion B THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO pa1 k I omcnlj of Ii esh hoops fiom I the mtcuoi ot LibVd to the poll ol Baidia only 30 miles fiom the Egyptian boidei In particular Ihe Italians ere reported strengthening their lines in a triangular be tween Azelz Barlia and Fort Capuzzo which has borne the brunt of heavy British aerial attacksand shelling by British naval units operating off the coast LOOK INSIDE FOR Irols were reported Friday ta be fighting hard against large Italian forces on a 200 mile front in Kenya colony hun dreds of miles south of the LibyanEgyptian border area where Italys main offensive is believed imminent The significance oC this de velopment first mention in a British communique Thursday night was not at once apparent tn the light of Italj s new troop concentrations on the Egyptian frontier in far North Africa In Kenya the Italians appaient ly ueie trying to icach Naiiobi the capital They weie across the desert sands fiom Tui bi on the southein Ethiopian boi der southwest to Foit Moyale and southeast to Wai Quans The lat ter is about 120 miles south of the Ethiopian boidei The situation in the noi In was tioops lepoitedly tense Italy j noops lepoitedi Wrflkie espicssed the hope that 250000 along the Libvan Egyptian fiontier Friday and boi Chitagoans foi Dwiglit H Green and Brooks icpubhcsn candidate toi noi and sciidtor icspcctivcly in Winois Dnving tiuough the loop Will lue given a gigantic demon stiation from packed sidewalks and skysciaper windows Not since Col Chailcs A Lindbcigh rode down La Salic street la yeais ago after his solo light to Pans has Chicago seen such an outpoui mg ticker tape and confetti j The candidate had moistuic tn his oyes as he giirihed to news papermen and cracked I hope I keep on slipping like tfiis1 dci aihlieiy loaied war against Biitam ii to tackle the Butish in the Mediteuanean at the right moment sinking piob ably at such strategic points as the Suez canal which would be the ultimate goal of a drive eastwaid through Egypt Two factors led to be lieie Italy would stuke soon 1W e a t h e r conditions are considered more propitious now that the blazing heat of the desert summer has suj sided Reports from the fron tier say the nights are so cool that soldiers sleep ujider three blankets 2 Marshal RudolfoGraziani commanding the Italian forces is believed by the British to have abandoned hope of getting reinforce ments fiom home across the Mediterranean in the face of the British naval blockade of the Libyan coast Thus the British feel he must try for a decisive blow before dissi i and FIORELLO H LAGUAHDIA N Y Mayor Indorses F R for Third Term PAGE i Turkey Growers in North Iowa to Meet PAGE 3 Probers Hunt Plant Ruins for Evidence KENVIL N 7 Miliiaiy and civil nncbtigatois seauiied the smoiildeiing ruins of the Kci cules Powder company plant foi evidence sabotage Fiiday Di H Raymond Wutchlci coun tymedical txaminei that at least 50 woikmen tailed by Thuisdays explosion Theie 28 known desd Seveial men weie missing and more bodies believed to be in the unexploicd lumb Theie weve B3 injured in two neaiby hos pitals seveial of them neu death The uhole smokeless powder section of the plant where work uss btlag speeded on a 52000000 government defense order leveled A dynamite makinff unit escaped damage however and the morning shltt nf workers fiied back tn the grounds ARE BOMBED BY BRITISH PLANES Papers Report Tour Shows Nazi Troops Ready for Activity BERLIN lues weie aging on both sides of lie Thames in London ThUisday attei sombs of all xahber fell on Lon don docki in a laid m which Gei man planes bioke thiough Butish bariage defenses in southern and southcastei n England the official Geiman ncus agency said Fiiday German quarters describing what they said were devastating raids on Britain admitted that British planes had bombed Es sen in the vital Ruhr Indus trial Bremen one of Ger manys chief porls and Han over during the nlghl New iaids on London ociuiied eaily Friday afternoon D N B said Blaes weie mible fiom a dis tance indicating the oC the success of the jaids the agency claimed Geimans admitted that the Biit lili laiding Essen diopped tombs m a suburban street and destroyed some houses published lonjr f MJJJJ3UGU O ill propaganda ministry report of a visit by Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitieh commander m chief of the army to the Geiman rotccs in noithwestern Fiance Announcing that Bratlehitsch had untied haibois opposite Eng land the propaganda aiticle said n Marshal von Brauehitsch will be able to report to the fuehrer that his troops arc con stantly training and are pre pared for furlbcr activity The activity piesumably be an attempt to invade Biitam Tile battle of London was still largely m the pielimmary phase infoimants said Piesent bombing it was ex plained would be followed by the actual battle What form this would take they not suggest whether moie extensive bombing attacks against other targets such as Liv erpool and Manchester would be essayed or whether there would be an attempt at an invasion It was said howevei that ptesent Geiman attacks did not represent the peak of intensity Nazis said thai theii plnnes wcic i aiding other aieas besides Lon don t for Invasion By DEWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analjst Heir Hitlers proposed invasion of England lemawed in the mys terious if class on this FiKlay the thirteenth butoveinight de velopments tended to sheiigtheii indications that should ie n fvvoiable opening he will once mote gamble on the luck which has seived linn to well heretofore The new writing on the wall Friday morning involves the Home report that Ihe Italian offensive against Egypt has started the widespread nazi bombing of Britain and Ihe dropping of incendiary bombs by the Germans over northcin Ireland AH of these might M intoIhe picture of an impend ing attempt at Invasion Us wellnigh a certainty thjf Musaoliiu would undeitakes ina 101 opeiation in Afiica to suppoit Hmeis assault on England Tins stiategy would be calculated lo the Biittsh from vtthi drowmg xidrships and fiom Uie Meditenanean aiea foi defense ot the mother country Extensive bombing of Uie Bnt ish isles would be an essenual piclimmaiy to invasion The al tatk on 1101 them liekmd obvious ly was for the purpose of causing destructive fires and this might mean either that the nazis con templatsnandlngs onlhe Emerald Hie or intended fo land on the west coast of Britain and wanted to forestall interference from Ulster However this isnt the time for a man to bet his only shirt that an attempt at invasion is a fore gone conclusion We mustnt look that Mussolinis move is essential to the successof an invasion of England a lineal of invasion would by the same token aid the fascist chicftiiin Hitlers it is i dangerous his lack of control of the air as I indi cated Thursday Unless he ran gtve the royal air force K quick smashing lie will be asking for a mighty spot of bother if he tries invasion by water Still my feeling Is that his need of victory now is so pressing tlial Jie Mill make the gamble if Jic gets a whisper of hope from any source Even undeifavorable ciicuni stdnces such an assault would be likely to icsult in a ieinble ilaughtei of the attacking forces H isa giim tlutticc which Ilit lei v ill take He will be at once Si cat aimy and TRY TO MARE LEADERS FLEE Warn Against Nazi Claims That British Morale Is Cracking LONDON shooting German airmen scattered bombs Friday xiu the great hall of parliament Buckingham palace and Downing street in an appai ent but unsuccessful ef fort to driveKing George and the government from Lotu don A German Incendiary bomb fell on the house of lords of the great gray building on the Thames embankment fa miliar around the world as Ihe seat of British democracy It was extinguished e bombs lell on Bucking ham palace while King Geoige and Queen Elizabeth were shelt eied in a cellar icfuge and a mcendiaues diopped in Downing street where Prime Min ister Winston Churchills official lestdence is located The metropolitan business and industrial iffe was almost pwa Jyzed by repeated German attacks during the day Many Gerraln raiders divebombed with motors jut off out of lowhanging clouds Those events growing British belief that he hope to make London uninhab itable in order to add the Con fusion of an evodus to an In vasion assault led the British ministry of Information to Issue a formal denial that king gov ernment or diplomatic corps as leaving the British capital The xlatement howevei vvain ed that Geiman propaganda agencies weie ledoublmg then drive to convince the world that nioialc had statement wjiolly untrue in the v ot the ministry The mnustiy said the German ladio had broadcast stones that the government was leav HIE Theie is absolutely no iuith to this stoiy the ministry said The bomb which si i tick thr paihament structure on he Thames bank fell on Ihe me which house the house of It was an mcendiaiy but the fjrc PJ IPJ ujvi v was Quickly extinguished and oUontilies of equipment and the j fiom Ihe sticel nu damage what of hib all MiipoiUmt til ci Mason City Teams Face Grid Tests SPORTS PAGE IRELAND HIT BY FIRE BOMBS Willkie Winks of CHICAGO gioup women loaning fiom windows of 1 WPA pioject building got an un thiill Ftidiy when Hc Nominee In Home xinofticial an Italian e against Egypt ahcady was under way The daily high command coni inumque houcvei mentioned no major land opeiations al though it icpoiled heavy day and night an bombaidments of Butish positions as might be the pielude ofa duve Ixn don official quaiteib said theie was no confirmation of the be ginning of an offensiv e Mi lit a 17 observers in Cairo pre dicted the fascist drive would come wilhm a week and coin cide with Adolt Hitlers projected attempt to imade England IUM as FALLS FROM AITTO i DBS MOINE5 Lee 1 3 eai old son of Mr and Royal Pcgg was lecovermg Friday fiom severe head mnjries sustained when he fell from an automobile driven by his fathei Fighter Planes Go Afler Nazi Raider Chase It Out to Sea Cosutltirs liad dccimdlcd Hie plahts foils or 1200 employes ibitt the survivors all put to I woik making dynamite clearing j debus and hunting for bodies Thet scene was swarming with the aimy and navy intelligence services tne federal buieau of investigation the Dies committee investigating unAmeiican activities the New IcKislaluie and police Some ot the seciet agents had come by fiom as far Vngint1 j A nf the unns tic Ijvpd by sinnuldciujg flics wlinh had binned fitfuUy a nigh Kj BombfiTi DuPont to Receive Contract for TNT Plant Near Chicago WASHINGTON I du Pont De Nemours Co Wil mington Del will be given a contract by the war department for erection of a TNT plant on a site near Chicago It was learned Frldaj But loss nf stop 1nc Goimuis Then stiiilcgy long ha piovidee thai the end notifies the means and has r followed the Na poleonic scheme of mass biedknig down Ihe enemy by sheei foice of nlespec ttve of casualties 1C and when the Hitleiian baiges put Out io tra they will cairy what will amount to suicide squads cortiDamed by puffs of alcoho Over moie than half a T II uermans at Lenavre winked U Italys entiariLc into tfte wai timed with GcimanyV ull scalo offensue into Fiance and as j soMot Russias incc Iiom the cisi squeezed Poland at the ci itiI J moment dining the mwi itudi continued ninkmi A Vuing bcfuccn Bntish nci Ins puaclc stopped I Italian adsarce unilscchoetl omi aine cmdci i mnislv Tlmisday night as ButislJ ye iccannaisbancc Clyeih icpoitcd The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday cooler northwest Friday night and south and east Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday so mew ha I Cooler Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobcGdecttc slalii tics Maximum 11 Minimum Thursday night iO At 8 a m Friday KO YEAK AGO Minimum 70 A a nuinbci of mccndiaiy bombs on noithcrn Ireland Friday Fightci planes after the raider and followed it out tosea An auctioneds premises a house and a puvate home were set afire Two bombs fell in the main street close to an an laid bheltei Tensun Fans Look for the full page of Schedules of All Out standing University and College Football Teams On Page 11 quaic mile hot stones and bucks and molten slccf lay m heaps Awaifirig an opportuplty to I eel on lo the grounds investi gators questioned surxivlnr workers some of Whom said that several employes of the Hercules and Picatlnny army ar at Dover nearby had been discharged recently as the after math ol a joint Ku Klux Klaii GermanAmerican Bund mcel ing at Ihe Bund Camp Nord land 10 miles from here The uoikcis vjid FBI men had LONDON bombei s struck heavily Thuisday night at Le Havi e on German held French oast where the naxi aimy has been icpoitcd concentrating some of its most poweiful units for nn invasion of Britain the air minis try announced Fiiday night WORLDS SERIES TOJPEN OCT 2 SPORTS BULLETIN CHICAGO M The 1940 worlds series U11 open In the home city of the pennant win nlnf National leajruc samably Cincinnati oh AVednts day Oct J this was decided at a meeting presided over Friday by Kenesaw Mountain LandK baseball commissioner Claims Nazis Have Already Attempted to Invade England JERSEY CJTY N J piauiunx 01 All along the Ki Watched the meeting and had no Geimans alioady nave ticed cais bearing the small identification plates issued mvadd Eni1Snd seveiaf time to munitions plant worKcis cntci different points and each time ing thf Bund camp A checkup of nave failed an American suigcon Ibr plates led lo lepoitcd Fiiday on his accwdmg to lite fionj Lisbon on the Amcncan cx iWoikcis poit linci V C Hunl upeiatioils dncctoi D K Bove was of tlic plant wheic 50000 pound1load suiRcon oi the Smcucin nf Miiokclrvs pciucici harl cxpiod lioipilal in declared that not iUsiMCcl howrvri that vr nci I onlv hart not snsprrt they arc sent out on considciablc distances their equipment he said The suiscon who Fiance sovciil scivcd m the last v sighting hitnfiirrrs A nazl bomber divine at Buckinghom palace dropped live explosives and a shower of incendiary bombs but King George and Queen Elizabeth In an underground shelter escaped Ihjuo Three plumber work ing on the south were slightly Injured dug In the ground and Ihe royal chapel vtat wrecked Olher iniendiaiy bomb showetcd ovei Dovvnmg slieel of Pi ime MinKtei Chuuhill and site of foi iffitr tirasuiv and olher ncai fHe gicnt piirlinnifiil I buildings uc in this aioa Atl of statement said sJigiit dam age was done in Downing street I Although the king and queen iwcic dcsciibcd as quite vaisliak on when they iatei Ipft the pil acp to moke a pieviouaiyaiianged tour Biftislt SOUHCS iccUled iin aiticle printed Wednesday in Ihe authoritative Hambuigoi Ficni denblatt asking whethci the king and goi crnmcnt could IqnR icniain in London in view the German iid attatks If the king leaves London then Geiman aims will havr scoicd a fiist tentaljve vlttotv in Ihe gloat final battle o vvo empties the Fiemdcubljtt said TI1C Roicinment IT picvcutly fully umfoimcd dctcimlned u n I ondtm and Dw li ll dcn wtm In tiic mal cYi co the ah iMd been in s tnd vvhi a i ld of f fin man thei v ill be by the Bni Hil govcinmcnl but hv the Gn man ur force LONDON ACTIVITY HALTED 4 HOURS   

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