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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Att NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS House JIASONCITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 29S w STATESFOREIGN AGENTS CAUSED BLASTATPLANT State Police in New Jersey Check Rolls of German Bund KENVIL N J of foieign agents were blamed Saturday by Senator Barbouv R N J for the explosions at the Hercules Powder company that killed at least 48 and within five frightful minutes blasted 11101 e than a scoie of buildings oft the 2000 acic plant While slate police checked membershiprolls of the Ger manAmerican bund against the roster of plant employes Sena tor Barbour in a statement hi Washington said ln believed ivhcn the facts are known it will be discovered that it Thursdays explosion vas due as in the case of the Black Torn Jersey City N J disaster of the preWorld war period to the acUvities of foreign agents In additioiv to the New Jersey state police and state bureau oE explosives other agencies prob ing the mysterious explosions were the federal inves tigation Hercules experts army andcavy inteHigenVe officers ami united States navy explosive spe cialists from the powder factory at Indian Head Mrf None ol the many mvcaligatois would siy whether they had un caithed any evidence of sabotage Three new names increased the death toll to 48 as steam shovels aird cranes Saturday mornins bcffan cleanup away the hi is ted steel pouiicr smudgcd brick and other debris that piled up in the ierrtilc blasts of Thiusday afternoon Dunn 19 died in the Dover general hospital and bodies ot Fiedeuck 20 and Tohn Andico 27 were added to the total killed at the sccno Although scoies had been tieit cd and xeleased 70 peisons ic mamed in hospitals It was among these injured that additions to the death ros ter were feared but gangs of fellow workers still dug in the ruins of some 20 buildings to make certain uhefher all bodies had been recovered The dynamite factory was the only building left in workable 1 condition by the swept the povvdei units Officials of the compmy muaunccd would be icsumed hcic Monday Shattered windows vveie icplaeed Satuiday j ThiQuglvout the many acres of the plant men used hand tools and steam shovels to eicai the uay for reconstruction Working on big defense oidets the company said it would do all possible to restore normal opera tions WASHINGTON AP draft legislation re quiring registration of Jimiqximately 16500000 men 21 thiough35 for military training wds finally approvedbv con gross Saturday and dispatched to the white house signature enacting it into law is ex pected to be affixed early next week setting in motion ma chinery which will send the first 75000 draftees to camps m November j The house took the final legislative step Saturday after noon when it approved a compromise between senate and house versions of theconscription measure a short time aft er the senate gave its assent by a 47 to 23 The roll call vote in the was announced as 232 to 124 The final version included pro nnn s until mxt month it has been the object of spirited bidding amlng producers since first saw the galley b president in charge of production said the biography would be filmed with an allstar cast to vision for the piesident to take over industrial plants on a rental bjsis when necessary to get de committee fense ordeis filled espeditiously On the other liand The senates action came after itj republicans Cappei leiiback Magncr en NY and Lee supporting the move to send the report back to had sent the bill back to a joint senate and house conference com mittee by a 37 to 33 vote Friday night with instructions to its con feices to insist on the adoption of a houseapproved clause giving the government power tp commandeer industrial plaWs where the ovv n cHi piovcd lecalcitiailt about ac cepting 01 speeding up defence orders y if if This piuwsion much more duistic than a compioinise version Previously wiitten into the iue by the confeiees was adopted quickly by the joint committee and the measuie ictuined to the senate for action The 600Word section which the committee accepted on senate sjructibns and which thereupon only three of Kansas Johnson of California and Wiley of Wisconsin voted for the motion Senator McNary OiegoiT the minority leader and republican uce presidential nominee led a contingent ot 10 lepublicms volj ing against jtin suppoit of Baik leyr position Draft Bill re Provisions Fights Back as Nazis London DOCTOR W H SPENCE Parson became a part of the pro ok t vi 1141 iJlu vided in principle that once the presdUest had placed a defeose or dei the manufacturer should ac cept it at a price declared to be reasonable by the sccietary of war or the secretaiy of navy If the manufacturer declined to give the government prefer ence on this order or refused to fill H the erovernment could step in and operate the plant paying fair and just comperi j satlpn The manufacturer vvould i be subject to maximum pen alties of three years imprison I ment and fine This provision contiaMed with the comniutces compiomibc vci sion which opponents assailed as vague and Tliat would have authorised the goveinmont to take plants only if the sccielaiy of Uar or the How fowans Voted on Draft Measure WASHINGTON seven republican congressmen Saturday voted against approval of the final draft of the con scrip bHl They were supported bv W S Jacobsen democrat of Clinton but Vincent Harrington of Sioux City the other lovia democratic representative voted for the bill Iowa republicans voted against approval Fred Gilcliflst of Laurens Kobcrt K Goodwin Of Redfield John W Guvnnc of Waterloo Ben Jensen of Extra Karl Le comptc of Corydon T E Martin of Iowa Cily and H O Talle of Decorah WASHINGTON conscription bill says Hcgibtiatibn men fiom through 35 A of 900 000 men would be liable for mi taiy tiaining yeaily The aimy c timates there 11 e 16500000 men in the 2135 group The president Is authorized lo fix registration dale an8 order the drafting of men not until congress has appropriated nccetsary funds IHr Roosevelt asked congress Saturday for to start conscription The legislation becomes effec tive as soon as It is signed by the president The goveintncitt could take mer mdustuil plants needed foi pin ouclion of defense materials if they deemed The nci would iccpivcicnl HARTZELL SPENCE Fathers Story BULLETIN LONDON Great Britain Saturday night mus tered unprecedented aerial military and naval forces ajrainst a possible German invasion attempt after the royal anforce had driven a big nazi air fleet from the skies ever central London By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Daylight air raid alarms sent London residents under ground shelters five times Saturday as German planes lashed Jutland and Britain fought back with her back to the wall against a threat of invasion growing ever more imminent Ihere was no immediate report of damage resulting from the raids hut it appeared to be light Numerous dog fights took place as RAF fighters look the air to chase off the German planes German Flying bombers destroved British mili tary objectives including railroad shops in the metropolitan area of London and a rail center south of College Park in raids SaUudoy DNB the official BRITISH PLANES SMASH AT NAZI PREPARATIONS Possible Invasion of Great Britain Causes Change in Air Tactics man news igeilcy icpotted DNB descubcd the flying Ai row daft is similar in design la the Flying Pencil bombeib which vvi ought IIHOC in Marsju and Hottcfdam The news agency said 21 Bill kli planes itere donned in SaJ urdays fightinff H added hat German losses had not been ascertained By J W T United Piess Expert Foi he pasl 48 hours Bulijli fd laifH Geimain Damage have beel1 was said lo bo negligible against possible Gn Thc German high command reporting continuing night and lay attacks on England despite unfavouible weather said num erous faciorhVand docks uere i man preparations for an invasion There have been no letaUaloty raids over Berlin despite the ocafipn of German air assaults on Buckingham pnjace because the Biifish high commRnd E t AxisStrategy Is to Keep 1 British Busy on Two Fronts 11 f e i Much of the iwf aenal aUivitv jatuidn Biitam ports war industries anil rail roads were bombed effeciive l in southeastern England Tlie German tommand claimed of maiv mihtaiv objective tintinginvasion plans Itallviav junctions concen iiuui ui me iwi aerial aUivitv tration Doinls and channel nnru seemed 0 tosi German occupied coast havebeen heavllv at tackedTo vvhat senous defenses Germans Seeking lo Undermine Morglexrf Enemy WitKBombihgs By DEWITT MACKENZIE I Foreign News Analyst You ami I ore m the same po sition todayas the British gov eimncnl ouiattenljon being di vided between Hitlers thickened nvision of Britain Ihe vvateis of tlje English pio milling channel and Mussolinis posed ainllt on Bgjpt civeithej Killing wastes ot Ihe desei w bolh lauking imoiift the most dif The legislation nould continue iflcult operations oi all m effect until May 1945 volurt tlnc the gallant Baron Von Hichthot en who lost his hte m combat during the Worid xiai This dare devil flyer would tacJc Ins crimson plane on to the tail of an enemy machine and cliiso it lishi ovei ils own tienthe close to the giouiul But let his opponent sitfrci such an accident is the jamming of a him weapon and machinegun thUb of Jus dclciiMvc an Richlhofen vvouJci dip his Mane m his uippled loc salute and iilow to iirie nfrav o launch rossjlhc The loyiil air foicc continued tn i smash it bases fiom whiihthc might be expected to launch their invasionattempt icr channel The Butish an iiiinibiiy said RAF bombeib attacked and djm aged Getrnan thippmg In harbois and docks on tlte French and Bel gian coasts Jt added that barge concentrations weie wrecked and dock facilities set jiflamb iirsome ports acioss the chiiiincl from Eiiglanri Meanwhile in London neutral mihtftly obseivcis predicted tliiit the next 48 houis would be i pe iiod of inlonht dangci of inva sion of fjutain1 is Ihe u fighting Two Coi nt j 8 growing effectivenessof Ihcii jaidsi was the shifting of it Biituns aii defenses lo the Lon don aica thus leaving the lest ot Bulam moie open lo assault The British however told of meeting the German raiders veritable mine field of antiaircraft shells Propping of Gtimiin bomb1 in re sulted ts difficult to determine Nevertheless It nay siRnlfi rant that simultaneously uilh thtsp assaults dispatches from Berlin are beginning to say that any invasion must await further preparationby Germany told the United Press Satuiday that the now ayeseeing htw ail o Utry enlistments would be en couiaged Deferment ot training viould be granteil men with depend ents and some other special classes BRITISHBOMB GERMAN BASES vrCHY Franco and auplanes uerc rc poilcd SatLiiday night ti hasc Jtailed u scuch of rues along hei Fiench coast af i lesiilt of ncavy hombardnient ot German uaes and bLipply ships Fiench soiiices icpoited tlial several German tanker and Mipj Ply slupt had been set auc off I Le Havre and that lues ucic buinmg it Boulogne and Dun ku It Got man boats and convoyl mov ing down the coast also were re ported attacked dining sieatl intensified British b o m b a i d ments presinnably designed to check a possible German at tempt to invade Britain jsecietaryofnavy certitied that i the was imne diale and there was no other i souice of siippiv i f ScnaloiRussell DGaOcoau Ihoi vijth Senator Ov crton D LA of the ouginal ieiwle sec i tiun discarded by he conferees led the fight which iCMilted in 1 the senate vote Gleefully such opponents of conscription as Wheeler DMontl Clark DMo and Norris IndNcbr jumped In to the battle on Russells side Aligijcd them ncre such staunch supporters asSenators Ice DOkla and OAIahoney Against however Senator Baikley o Kentucky the dem ocratic leader Senator The trainees could be usari any wheie an the westein Heiwlpheie united States possessions and ter including the Phihppme iblandb Base pay would be month ly aflei the first four month Upon completion of training 1 conscripted man would be en titled to lefurn to his foimer job changed crreutrKtances mtcle it impossible foi luB cm plovci lo iehne him No men louJd be called lu xct VILC unltl congics made appio piialionb foi then liaunng The men ii bcivue vvould be entitled to piovidins then slales of icsidciitc hid absentce voling laws 1 vvis on the Soninio ulkii the baioti was down md the allies gave tin univei sally id mned flyci i mihtaiy funqial was i nidgmficent tiibutc to elm ahy und spoi Mussolinis share of tliis the baltfe of he McdU is for control of that inland sea vhlch Britain now holds and Ducc seeks The destinies of both em pires are largely dependent on free access lo these blue waters which represent one of the great crossroads of the world For England the defense of this Jifehnc is wellnigh as vital as is the vv inning of the battle of Biitam Foi Italy domination would mean expansion ami gi eat pimei of Egypt alrmc vvould bung vnsl Wilth in its toi si mis and not to mention its suilcgn v iluev Senator Bankheads Condition Not Good NO RECONCILIATION HOLLYWOOD CAL Comedian Veiaon nnd his ichc ufcH1110 Ann Vcinon Icclncd Satmdo thai there ian be no ictoncilMticin f thfh mu i irtl ditfriciKf ini effected 1 pio Pctly scttKnicnt in uluih Yei nun tc pay buk almiony of1 about i a coauthor ol the bill and Ovcrton all argued thai the confeiencc amendment was bet ter than either that had gone be foreit and threatened in fact more drabtic curbs on what they called in mdustrv Bajkley combined a defeiKc of i the a plea for speed in acceptance of ihc compiomisc bill Despite this effort b the Inadersiiip administration forces divided on the vote witli surh Byrnes Green DRIl Guffcy McKellir DTcnnl Schwcl I mcntiou this distraction because U represents an im port element of the avis strat the British de fend themselves on two vital fronts at once However while II Duces maneuvers havent let developed to the point u here v t can say that they arc more than a mirage amongst the sand dunes the bloody as sault on England invasion or no Invasion maintains its tet rific pace Again the Germani letwned to a toituied but stubbomly detei mmed London for a nerveshat tcung night of bombing And again H would appear thit civil ian moiale uiika above alt othei objLLtr although the bbslmg ot this urcitl utii und uidustinu teiHei cnlamly i o vit mth laiy impuitiriLc The Buliih Boyal An foice continued to hammer at Gejman bases imd communications along the continental coast where the of barges and small boats is being assembled for possible invasion Thats the English game smasih concentrations ot boats supplies and troops and disrupt rail communications Word from Berlin is thai Herr HIiler is biding his own time lor his supreme blow and wont be hurried That goes without saylnir If youknow der luehrcr lie is a law unto law to be more his vtord alone controls til vital and hci continue Spcculauon to when it at i all the mvabon miy come is mnttci conccin to the tile It is mlcicslmg to hole how Itallan Iotdc cvei that Uieic ia a iull moon1 next vvecl and that Wednesday will give tngund us highest tide of the pcnoci Both these are held by many exports lo be lavoiable loi the operation The naii bombing ofi3uiking I ham palate with the king and queen in itbideiue was a stag geiingincident the conflict Theic iie few things whicn would do more to sipur the Bri tish people to resistance than this An authorizcdGermaii snokesr man said however that Ailolph Hitler alone determine when Britain is ripe for the final ion 01 uutsim as the nayi iji UUUMUI foi ce loundeci oul n week of steady I bombms mass illatk on London Satuiday Fltcv wi Udcd cdUmialfy that iiUcmpts to pail of tlie cahulatcrf policy of uhil it tailed llie Boihn bu banins The Giumnisaid bombs diuppcd 111 the of hc loyal palace vvcie aimed at oil btoiage bul Ihe Mail com the bombing to atUnlts al legedly duelled at Kins llankon of Norway and Queen Wiihelmma of the Nclhci hinds dunng nazi m vaMon of thojc mmliies The German object it said to destroy every rallying point of national sentiment and character and to reduce civilized ncoplcs to thftjihastly mould of the nazi rabots tilement seems to mean that nous of senous oi damage were made Commenting on he of anhihilntinii an a fiom having tiken place cliy a WASHINGTON er William B Bankhead suf fering from an attack of sciatica and his condition Saturdaj is not con sidered satisfactory nankhcarl collansrrt In Baltimore Tucs oaj nlcrfit jus heforc lie was scheduled tn address a ilcmo rralie rally Musnoiims position isnt wholly enviable He was pretty well pie paied for a fast and funous fight when lie entered the wai but not tor R pioti acted engagement His weakness is us vulnerability to naval blockade and the fact that he is up against this in a big way Not only is Italy itself reported lo be exceedinglyshort ot many essential supplies but her walei with hei Afucan possessions and aimiCb aie virtu ally seveied by the povveifiil Bul ish England s control the tea ihiealons Musiolim i and hci I1SJ MOJf Up J The nail government has said Confesses Slaying Wife Is Sentenced to Life in Prison MINNEAPOLIS Minn UP Hugh Dailoti 54 who confessed l slaying bus vuTc when he found her withanother man was senj fenced to life impiiwnmenl day byDistiiet Judge Mathias his vas accfdcnUl So probably voufd Ihe British chamcterlze the dropping of a bomb the other day near Hit lers chancellery in Berlin The queslioh aiiscs in many minds fioiievcr as lo uhclhcr chivalry is disappcfirinit from thf fiftht iiC mans code Our vn i cjp Hie icc Dalton was rtke puson at Stillvvalci to he stale iramedjately KILLED IN ACCIDENT WAHHTA Elholt was killed Kiiday xvhrn hoio in fntheisfaiin kicUert m the head lib was Ihe SDU of Mi and Glrn Fi ofGeimaiiyssCalctai hci o holt rnme nra licre ules1 the spoUesman said Hitlei not be huuied1 in selling Ihe 7ftio houi Toi the cned invasion Meanwhile bombings and coun ter claimsof success continued with the British stoutly icsistmg the latest blasts at thencapital Londoners were driven to shelter twice before noon Satur day by air raid alarms but neither eunfire nor planes were heard over the citv One alarm lasted five minutes and the oth er 15 minutes In each hovvcvci eilhci of bombs 01 intiinuift vvcie heaut in Urc Lundcni area A time bomb exploded in fionl of BuckniKham palace Satuiday and demolished huge gati and c scttioii of iion talcing The inibslc plesumably was Pnday when five Olher bombs lell on the palace and j grounds The evploslon occurred sev eral hours before more than GO reporters begran an officially conducted inspcrtlon tour of the damage caused in Fridays raid Dunns the toui Londons see oiul anlaid alarm ot the day scnt the icpoiteis scunyin foi shcllei m Hie palace baeinent Thomas Williams palace supcr irilcndenl said a ictheck showed toui woiUmcn vvcip injin cd in Fiidays laid He cstimuled rtini jjfip to the building at bpfvvccn S80000 and 5100000 One hunciicct vvoi Union vvcie buy Saluiday lopainnfi Ihf dnni age icsulluifi fiom allack on tlie palace German raiders Saturday agrainJcslcd Brllish defenses of Englands southeast coast fol lowing Ihe eighth consecutive night of destructive raids on London There sporadic forajs by German planes at scattered points throughout KiiRlaitd but damaRC was an riounccd as negligible A number of new firc vvcici Malted by Ihe night bombings but Biittsh iinnoimcrdtliey tingiushecl quicMv Infoiinpd Comics in Balm said vviiplinrs dioppttt boihbs at joints in Holland uitl noilhoin Frame dining the mslil bul unp bralrn off by slitmi defence1 in attcrnpl Tokes Amateur Tourney 11 and 9 VVX K N Y t tiuninan won the iia lional amateur nlf rhaiiipioii Milp sHnrdiv i online n Duff McfiilloiijlK Ir nl IhlladeljihU 11 mil 1 mrr thr Fool club course Bocuen i hiRh financial MilKguty he as scilcrf dial Ihe Geimau btiategv coiihisted fiiit ol dPstioyniR Hntisli air foicc then tutting off Bntiih fuieign a k i u s bocl5Jtc effeelive Jftcr thai an mvasion Jlitherlo Berlin has been very cautious about invasion specu lations The present discussions arc the first to find their wav abroad The German high com mand of course would not an nounce In advance Hut an In vasion nas immediatelyto u rur Mlilfe it miKllt insfltr rirs of delay to try lo caldi In Britibh off nuard Yet Ihe cau tion of Berlin lommcmalors cannot be dismissed Itghtlj TheBiitush liovvcvei aie ik ing no fiances then bombing conccnlialiens against channel military objectives lailways lead ing lo channel poits and tioop at sembligc indicate Too it uas cibscLiiely icpoitcd fronj Gibraltar tiiday that IJnec Kionch light ciuisav and UUCP Fieiuh tioyeis had passed into tiic Ai laiuic fiom Ihe Mcdifeiianean wheio ihry miit have beeji iii BJitish These ships idmpaiativcly now and of gieat value for opei atiuiis against nn must be lomidcird In lp bound fot heiiiinurl Alt jnrpirttKins to cipfpa nn u cion including ndvaiuc air at ties been takpn and SIP now It would seem that jnilitnily hc Gciintns miist tnkc sciious notice of Bntih dvamp attlorv ngainsl an invasion cially wlnic the Bnlisl anfoicc j still tus high sinking povvci The BeHIn invasion comments may noliit to tills fact If so to fix a date for an Invasion to start would be foolhardy and there is justification for Prime X CwcMls assertion that Uioiifrli an invasion ma come it may not come at all Defeat of Ihe Butish an foitf Iho pnmaiy coiiMdeiaticm upon vInch an invasion should hr bdscd sliUcaically not the bomb ing of limitcc London hv orv sperul jlion ibout Gci niait methods ni lyx to defeat ihf Hiilish KAcvci nuct allow foi hr irmprutmpnt or Urn Hie niw til c uiiniil jo bctitivV llipip uilime v ncii he distairK 111 JllllltlCV rfnrf histii insicici   

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