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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR T HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAKS NEI6HBORS MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI TED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 241940 TU1S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 303 REPORT FRENCH RAID ON GIBRALTAR Berlin Undergoes Heaviest RAF Raid So Far BRITISHATTACK FRENCH COAST AND NAZI SHIPS RAF Raps Home Blow After Blow London Chases Off Bombers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS o u n t e r ing Ger man invasion preparations with all its power the British air foice 2apped home blow after blow Tuesday attacking German ships caught in the English channel cairying out the gieatest laid of the war on Berlin and leaving the Germanheld Flench coast in flames Eyewitnesses saw five British bombers dive In line upon four medium size German ships ap proaching Boulogne on the French coast and apparently sink them all Tlie channel was Almost as smooth as glass Although torpedoarmed Ger out of the Boulogne liaibor they quietly put about and ictuined to their base British sources said the attack on Berlin night was carried out by relays of planes which started and returned like scheduled trains from a rail way station TheGerm an capi tols main power station and gas works wore said to have becom ing flaming beacons which guid cd the way to subsequent at tacks on freight yards stations and utilities The reichs air force again sen huge formations swarming ovei the southeast coast in thrusts a London which resulted in two biief anlaid alarms during thi morning The rattle of machine gun1 above the clouds however indi cated the British airforce was on tireless patrol Thamesside anti aircraft pelted the sky withburst of hot bteel and both laids on were brief duration Nobombs were heard inthe ecu tial city duiing the second rai and theformation of 9 planes which laced over the city in the first was scatteied after a brief battle Soon after the first parsed two other formations oMTbomb eis each escorted by about 100 battle planes were reported on the way up the Thames The air ministry said ex tensive damage was done In Monday nights raid on Berlin which was described as on a much larger scale than any yet carried out w The minishy objectives bombed were the Ralmsdorf rail way station oulhcist oE Beiiin cxcial freight yjtcls including that it in southwest Beiiin the electiit powei station in Wiimeijsdorf South Berlin factories in the westernsuburbs of Charlottenbuig and Spandau including the Biandenbuig Motor works and gas plants at Dantziger Stiasse and Neukoln in southeast Berlin Almost continuous attacks also were carried out by relays of bombeis against the channel ports Germans Are Snraged by Berlin Raid BERLIN by the ongest British airraid of Hie yar n Berlin Germany Tuesday sent vavo after wave ot bombing planes against Great Britain and repeated hits on impor ant objectives including Water oo station m the heart of London Fiies were started in Berlin by he British bombing attack while Stettin chief German port on the 3altic also was bombed In London it was leported officially that British bombers had severely damaged power plants gas stations war factor ies including a big motor works plant and railroads by bombing suburbs all around Berlin But in leply to the British raids ihe official news agency said that laige German air fleets were strongly attacking south England objectives London and a number of other British cities and that many air battles weiein pt ogress The high command said Cam aridge site of the famous English eTsifyJTiad retaliation for a British attack on Heidelberg In addition to Waterloo station which is just across the Thames river jfronv the British government center the German planes were said to have attacked strongly the India docks Heavy hits were scored on in dustrial objectives at Newcastle causing several big offi cial news agency said It reported a large munitions dump near Great Yarmouth bombed and set afire causing treraeiKioas explosions and gi gantic columns of llame W W The German press meantime whipped up new fury against Britain because Of the air raid on Berlin promising revenge 1or Germans and deathand destruction for Britain Sf The German people can hack any enemy to pieces if it desires said Der Angriff newspaper p Propaganda Minister Joseph Goeb bels The press insisted rthat no mill tary damage had been done by til British attacks in German hands The British Press association commenting on the moining at tacksonLondon said the Ger mans twice turned taillor home before a meiciless bairage of AA lire and the lelentless puisuit of British fighleis 111 the fiist raid flic asso ciation aid a number of nazi machines were seen indifficulties nnrt one was lepoitcc to hasc Clashed into the sea at sfable A strongfoicc of hurricanes cu Rngcd a icuuyiiig lothome in a icai guard action association added and a large splash near Calais is thought to mdieaie that at least one nazi plane failed to get home The narrow Strait of Dover calm enough for row boats to cross MUCH COLDER IS IOWA FORECAST Frost in North Part of State Predicted With Changing Weathei DES MOINES weath cr bureau toiled summeis paitin knell Tuesday with a foiecast c much coldei temperatuies Tues day night accompanied by loc fiost in noithem Iowa Tcmperatuie still avciasc about 11 degrees noim Tuesday morning the buieau after dioppmg 1o minimur Monday night of 55 dcgices Alta and Cherokee Mondays highest leading was 79 degrees at Inwood Continued cold tleadings are expected Wednesday the bureau said Light rains were general over Iowa during the 24 hours with Cedar Rapids and Waterloo re porting the heaviest fall a15 inches IOWAN IS REELECTED ABERDEEN S Dak van Powell Pciry Iowa was re elected at the biennial convention here to the executive board of the Milwaukee systemCouncil No US of the International Brotherhood of firemen oilers helpciv round house and railway shop laborer Indiana Governor Here CtrffdrS democratic governor of Wendell Wlllkies native state of Indiana spoke in Mason City Tuesday in support of the democratic farm program He shrugged aside a dictator argument against Roosevelt pointing out that the presi dent Iiad to be elected by the people and minimized the national debt by explaining that it could be paid with onehalf the annual income Personal debts of onehalf the annual Income arc not con sidered alarming he smiled Governor Townsend is at right above talking to Senator Earl M Dean democratic county chairman Listening in is Charles M Hoiush secretarytreasurer of Ihe Iowa Committee of the National Committee for Agriculture which is sponsoring the governors lour Lock photo Kayenay engraving Townsend Predicts Election Result Like That of 1936 Governor of Indiana Thinks Demos Will Again Carry His State SPEECH ON PAGE 11 at WPA QUOTA INCREASED ST PAUL Minn L Stoltc state WPA administrator said Tuesday thatthe WPAquota for Minnesota has been increased by 1 136 woikcrs for October The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and much cooler Tuesday nifrht light local frosts north portion Wednesday partly cloudy con tinued coo 3WNinESOTA Fair and cool er miich cooler south Tuesday night heavy to killing frosts Wednesdayfair and continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 68 Minimum Monday night r7 At 8 a m Tuesday 50 Rain 18 Inch YEAR AGO i7 Minimum 10 An election result not different from that of 1936 either m Indiana 01 in he nation was forecast Tuesday by Gov Clifford M Townsend of Indiana in Mason City in addles mass meeting under the auspices of the National Committee for Agricultuie V The fact that Wendell Willkie Is a native of Indiana willliave littleeffect on the votingthere fie believes Why should it he coun tered Peopte there dont know him Ife left as a young sprout Indiana was carried by the dem ocrats with a 240000 majority in 1B36 the year he was elected gov ernor he said The democrats took over in1930 in that state after the republicans had controlled the state for 16 years GovcinLJi Towiifaend is not a candidate for reelection he Ir diuia consliUUion providing for a four yenr gubernatorial term and piohibitirtg a second leiin he ex plained His to Mason City was one of four speaking engagements in the state He came trom Oelwein where lie spoke Monday evening and from here journeyed to Speji ceifor an evening booking Wed nesday he js due at Shenandoah and then goes to Nebraska for four engagements in that state He will go home by way of Louisville Ky where he alsowill speak His tour was arranged by the National Committee for Agricul ture and managed In Iowa by Charles A Houshsecretary treasurer of the state committee was traveling him Mine than 90 of the 99 counties in the state now ne oiganiza tions affiliated with theIowa com mittee Mr Housh revealed He explained that the organization in tends to take no part in the state contests being interested mainly in the national farm progiam It expects to influence a gi eater or less extent approxi mately 400000 of the 600000 farm votes in the state MISSING FARMER FOUND HANGED Clinton Miller Had Been Hun ted Since Sunday by 50 Men of Clinton Uillei wealthy Chickasaw county armeY was found hanging from a tiee onehalf mile from his sons lome northeast of Bassett late Tuesday morning following a seaich in which 50 men took part Tuesday bloodhounds from La Crosse Wis also joinedthe hunt for the 69 year old farmer Ab Ransom stockbuyer found Millers body and notified Sheriff George Murray of Chickasaw county The searching party was DEFENSE ORDER TOTALIN8DAYS PUT AT BILLION President Declares Awards Extend From Planes to Gas Masks WASHINGTON Roosevelt announced Tuctday that the war department within eight days had placed 51000810889 in oiders for vital defense equipment from aii planes to gas masks The contracts were awarded under a appropriation act signed by Mr Roosevelt on Sept 9 He released a memorandum from Secretary Sttinson detailing orders placed under the act as of Sept 17 No delivery dates were announced The bulk of the appropiiation was earmaiked for the navy Which contracted for some 20i warships the day the act was sighed The biggest item for the aim was for ammunition followed closely by for ordnance depaitment facili ties which weie not further iden tified Six contiacU Tor 3022 airplane aggiegated 3153579470 and foui confiacts Jor 6785 engines cume t another 574398142 In addition the oidnance department oidercd worth of radial ai cooled engines Other large items included 334934 for small armsarid mis cellaneous items lo tanks forjclot and equipage The announcement on he or ders for weapons and equipment followed a presidential execu tive order making effective rules and regulations for conscription of some of the then who will use them The chief executivesigned th order Monday at his Hyde Paii N Y home where he had spet the weekend Mi Roosevelt will dedicate th national capitals new airport Wednesday and on Thuisduy lay the cornei stone of a legister of deedsbuilding White house of said he would inaUe ad LOOK INSIDE FOR MAJ GEN ALLEN GULLION Mentioned as Likely Head of U S Draft PAGE 2 Experts to Meet at North Iowa Shoot PAGE 9 Klemme Town Hall Dedication Thursday PAGE 16 dresscspt three to five minutes at each eventr and that radio net works could cany them if they wished They said the chains had not been asked to do so then disbanded Miller disappeaied from the home of his son Harlan Mill er two miles noithcast of Bassett and 10 miles northwest of New Hampton Sunday evening Sheriff Murray Tuesday told the GlobeGazette he believed the elderly farmer had committed sui cide because of despondency over family troubles The wealthy farmer was lecent ly sued for divorce by his wife who asked alimony His wife who has been paralyzed for 10 months and cannot talk is a patient jn Cedar Valley hospital in Charles City Fierce Battle Over S E England Observed A SOUTHEAST COAST TOWN England battles which experienced observers sold were the fiercest seen here since the bpgan were fought over Urn town Tuctday attcinoon when 50 German planes coming in waves were engaged by British Hurri canefighters TIGERS CHISOX POSTPONE GAME SPORTS BULLETIN DETROIT scheduled Rame Tuesday between the Detroit Tigeis and Chicago White Sox was postponed because of rain It will be played as part of a double headet Wednesday starting at i p m If rain halls the doubleheader Wednesday it will be played On Thursday an open date Friday the Tigers open their threegame series at Cleveland No games may be played after Sunday and if all remaining scheduled contests were rained out Detroit would win the Ameri can league pennant by its present margin of one game NEW YORK Yankees preserved their mathematical chance at the American League pennant Tuesday by winning a 10 inning 6 to 5 decision over the Washington Senators in the fust game of a doubleheader Joe Gor don made five hits and doubled the deciding run into scoring position in the tenth JOBS PLEDGED BYWILLKIE Wants Capital to Have Chance to Invest and Provide More Work ABOARD WILLK1E TRAIN ENROUTE TO BtJTTE Mont UR L Willkie sought to ciack a Roosevelt Jaboi a piormse that he would get jobs for the unemployed The republican piesidentia candidate made the major labor speech of his campaign in strong ly unionized Seattle Monday night charging that the new deal had let labor down He was expect ed to renew his pledge of a fair deal to labor when he talks in Butte Tuesday night to an audi ence that will include thousands of John L United Mine Workers Willkie told Ins Seattle audi ence he would piotect labels side of the industrial realm and would see to it that the employer given a chance to invest capital which would piovide moie jobs and build a new Americawith a highei ntandaid of living than we have ever dreamed of before Tuesday as hi tiain climbed over tlie Cascade mountains en route to Spokane and through tlie semiand country the Grand Cou lee iCclamation piojcct some day will irrigate Willkie iclensed a letter from the widow ot the late Newton D Baker Woodrow Wil sons secretary of war and a 1932 democratic presidential contender The letter pledged support to Willkie to bring order out of our financial and social chaos Mrs Baker recalled the 000 loan and gift of the CIOs United Mine Workers uniontothe 1936 democratic campaign fuhc arid said the result of this contri bution wasthat not one word o rebuke came from the administra tion wheii the workers seized the properly of the employersin th sitdown strikes DEM AND FULL ASSESSMENT Supreme Court Scores Policy of Failing to Assess Actual Value DES WOINES loua supreme couit Tuesday shaiply eprovcd the state tav commis ion for not all real pioperty in the state to be as essed at its actualvalue f f The court rebuff con tained in an opinion reversing and remanding to Polk county district court the case of Frank G Fierce Marshalltoun against the commission DistrictJudge John J Halloran everal months ago dismissed Dierces petition which had asked i writ of mandamus to icquire he commission to assess the property of Iowa public utilities at full value The Pierce action also indirect ly had lequcbtcd that the com nKsion obey the luv requiring Large Fires Said to Have Broken Out LA LINEA Spanish Icncheta News Agency icported Tuesday that French bombing Jlanes subjected Gibialtai lo tire icaviest bombardment of the war fuesday afternbdn The French bombpis attacked he British fortress for two hours and 15 mmuics the agency epoited tmd set laige fucs in Gibraltar if Accordltig to reports from Algeciras several armed mer chant ships ill the Gibraltar an chorage were lilt by bombs and one probably was sunk V The arsenal appeared tobe one of the chief targets of the Kicnch airmenthe agency said and flames and smoke lose high the uty It was Ueaily visible fiom Algecnail it was siid Olhes lues said the news agency were stalled in the docks and gieat plumes of smoke cuiled upwaid It appealed to ob seiveis on Spanish temtory Ilia the Gibiallai oil hac beenstiucU The news agrcncv bald that planes flew over Gibraltar In formatiorts of four at 10 minute Intervals The attack was said to have started at 1245 p in and con tinued until 3pm Bombs fell on aisenal docks the utyv the militaiy an field and ships in the Gibkaltar anshoiage Unofficial re potts from Vichy France Without conln mation elsewhere said 120 Ficncli waiplanes had bombed Britains great lock foitress of Gibraltar as Frances blow for blow reply to a Biitish assault on Dakar capital of French West Africa BRITISH FLEET SAILS FROM HARBOR all properly ise iu be utilities nd assessed at oHier aclui Thirty minutes after the last ai nttack the British fcetsailcd out of the harbor appjieuUy heading for theAtlantic Tuesdayr afternoon reports from Tangier internationalized Morocco said heavy canuon iding could be heard from an un determined source Biitish naval appealed to be preparing lo slnke bick nt Frances Moroccan pmts m answei to the Gibraltar bombardment 6 KILLED IN DAKOTA CRASH Victims Were in Car Pushing Another Auto Which Was Out of Gas WATERTOWN S Dak Six persons wcic killed and Iwc injured near here Tuesday moiii The ical piopcity mg in a on highway 1212 The fue Killed of a v iuu illioi tliit uric ystem for sexeial ycus liib called for assessment of piopeity at a level of about 60xpei cent of actual value Thedcfendants under the rec ord made here Thursdays opin ion said have and are violating a legislative command of the state lo assess and tax all property at its actual value Their failure to comply with this mandate imposes an unfair and disproportionate share of the tax burden of the state upon the plaintiff and those in like situation and permits others to escape their equitable share of thit burden Pieice is secretary of the League oj Iowa Municipalities but he bi ought this action a Mar shalltow n faxppyei Rides Bicycle 870 Miles to Win Nickel Bet Loses 27 Pounds RICHMOND Va II L Williams 40 year old St Louis engineer bicycled 870 miles to win a nickel wager and lost 27 pounds His 13 year old daughters chal lenge started him on the road 10 days ago Averaging betfer than 100 miles a day Williams com pleted the trip and wired his daughter to keep the nickel He took the bicycle home by train 3 PRISONERS CAUGHT SAVAGE Minn ot six prisoners who escaped from the guaidhouse at Foil Snclling Sundiy weic iccapluml here Tuesday by military authorities They were found in a refrigerator car Police snd a TnSitite poitation company limk Unshed into the ietu of the The dead jie Mike Kuscli Hcmy Kioble DAKAR BATTLE IS RESUMED IN HEAVYATTACKS Tremendous Damage Is Reported With Battles Around World By UNITED PRESS Great Britain and Germany hammered alciich ether with tons of bombs Tuesday an expedition of British and Free French forces fought for afoothold on Ihe Afri can coast at Dakar and Japan met fierce rcwstanci by Ffencli Col onial troops in JudoChina The sudden flare of Iteaw fighting around Jhc French colonies at clded with the heaviest British bombardment of Germany and Germanheld bases since ihe war began Tiemendous drfmige wa ie poi led at a dozen points including Beiiin gas works power plants and railroads were bombed While new wavesot nazi bom beis weie i oaring over London and southern EngLind on 16 venge bombings the Germans admitted at Berlin that the st Biuish laid of the war had done substantial damage to facj ones mid tall hues in tlie capital In addition the British lepoitecl uriespifrid laids on Hambinj 31einen Wismar CuxjiayenStet in and other cities whichcontain mportant military taigetF as well is attacks on German invasion bdcs along the English channel coast where official icports said sevei al nazi ships probably mme sweepersi hit and unofficial leports indicated that might have been destroyed Ai Dakar where it had been announced officially that the free France forces under Gen Charles DC Gaulle were being withdrawn fighting was re sumed on a large scale with the British and free French units reporting prospects for success in llielr drive to seize the Im portant African port facing Hojith America Severe fightmg heavy bom baidment of tiie iitv bv Biitish wiiiship and cffoiK to land troopsweie reported with JDe Gaulle claiming that tlie action wis ncicssuiv to keep the Gei mm fiom taking the poit BRITISH TRY TO BALK AXIS POWERS MOVES LONDON cautiously voided communique Tuesday night indicated that Biitish forces have swung into action to gain eontiol of the Ficiich West Afri can poit of Dakar and balk an alleged plan by the axis poweis to gain eohtiol of tins important sea and air base The c o m m u n i q u c issued thiougli headfiuarleis of Gen Chai ies de Gaulle leader of flee Fienchmen taut operations at ne continuing and fote Liivt their contjusion I wa induitccl heie that the British went into aclioivhen an lilcmpl bv deGaulle Monday to vuthout blood failed Do Gaulle foices appealed off Dildi aboaid Kiencli i essels with in escoil of Biitish waiships It was believed lieie that de Gaulles foice may withdrawn some Mis Joe Applehoft John Walsh Joe Applehoff and one unidenti fied man Inez Wohlei and Hemy Howell were injured Bill Biandt of St Paul wa diiver of the UuUc owned by the TuStatc company operating ou of Siottx Falls across South Da kota Minnesota and Iowa He was uninjured as were Ray and Gaitlie passenger of brie of the cars F R Creates Defense Communications Board WASHINGTON Roosevelt created a defense com munications board Tuesday to cooidinate the iclotionship ot all branches of communication to the national defense A White house statement said the board Would have the duty of charting the utilization and control ot our communicntion systems in besti interests of national curity the se distance fiom Dakar but they safd to be continuing to co operate with the British in HIP etfoit to seize cortttol of Ficnch West Africa The British thus believed to have gone into aUioii against the Dalcfir foitc de Gaulle picsumed to be woiking PLUNGES INTO OCEAN SAN CLEHENTK Cal T Hulson 26 year oW nsval flyer and sou of Mr and Mis II K Hulson of Colchester 111 killed Monday as li plane plunscct into tile oceaii duringliu gcl p his sympalhi7cts within the col ony In ovcithiow the authoritiPs loyal to Vichy DAKAR SHELLED AFTER SECOND ULTIMATUM VICHY An official coni niuiuqife icpoited Tuesday raglil lhit British waiships have shelled Dakir all diy long altfi dehvei ins 1 iltimittum to suiien dfi tlial six Bulish landing it tpiripts luivc been beaten off aiirt lhit a Kiencli submarine suilk attnckinii a Biitish Liuiser The lOmmunKiuc taid that tlp battle still was i aging and that Fiencli foiccs at Dakar loyal to the Vichy regime have advised the British and free French forces under Gen Chailes dc Gaulle they will not surrender The second ultimatum to sur render was reported to have been delivcied by the British naval commander at oclock Tues day morning warning he would launch his attack at 6 a m if the iity did not yield The Frciid submarine Porscc 1384 tons was sunk off Daknr in thecourse nf a successful attack on a RiiUsh it as an nounccd officially Tuesday niglu   

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