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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY EDITED FO HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS YTVTT V Uij AJjVU MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT Cnu I JrtJ UNITED PRESS FUM LEASED WTHT3 1 IVB CEN7S A COPX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 171940 THIS PAWS CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 6 SUPPLIES START OVER BURMA ROAD Nazi Planes Widespread Over England ATTACKLONDON Registration AREA FOR 41STIowa Under RAF Pounds Away at Military Objectives in Nazi Occupied Land By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German divebombing stukas sci earning down from cloud banked skies were reported to have sunk a British submarine in the English channel and blasted a hotel in a southeast coast town Thursday while other nazi war planes by the hundreds stirred re peated raid alarms in London Tbe Berlin radio said nazi air men returning from themassed daylight assaults told of splash ing big high explosive bombs In the vicinity of Waterloo bridge Huge jets of flame they said sliot into tbe sky Soon after dusk nazi raiders re tuined lo Lpndon for their 41st consecutive nightly attack Reports from a southeast coast town presumably German airmen swooped low over the town and machinegunned the streets In London many wcie feared trapped in the collapse of a1three story building which toppled across ah airraid shelter British RAF bombers were busy too The air ministry reported tho Germanoccupied French naval base at Brest washeavily pounded causing extensive damage to the bases vitalpbjyera stations A mass Forecasts Cerro Gordo Story Page 15 DBS MO1NES te lecuve service officials s a i d Thursday lirst returns indicate fhat the number of lowans who registered Wednesday will fall short of the 325000 estimate and may not reach 300000 r V Originally It was predicted that 375000 persons or 15 per i cent oC the total population1 fall within the Zl36 age limits and be subject to regis tration This later was revised to 325000 or 12 per cent The average for the fust dozen or so counties however is around 11 per cent Lieutenant Colonel Ralph A Lancaster said with many of the early reports In the 10 per cent bracket North Iowa county totals thus far reported include Black Hawk 10524 Butler Wmnebagol647 Mitchell 1474 Ceiro Goido 5116 Chickasaw 1654 Emmet 1723 Fayette 3086 Franklin 1937 Palo Alto 1972 Wright 2215 Colonel Lancaster said checks nlU be made from time to time to apprehend draft dodgers but he added that we are not going to allow the thing to get out of hand as it did in the World war Some place in the coiuse events he continued pietty nearly everybody will be asked to show his registration card The whole process went out practically without a hitch Wed nesday the official said and we the DYKSTRALAUDS SPEED OF U S RDAY ACTIVITY Declares Success Shows Ability of Democracy to Rise to Occasion BULLETIN WASHINGTON tary Stimson announced Thurs day that the first 30000 selective troops would be Inducted into the army on or about Nov 18 Between that date and next March 5 he said 600000 recruits will fie called By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clarence A Dykstra declared in his first public statements as draf director Thursday that those who had thought we were soft ant supine and as a democracy coulc not move with effectiveness ma he disappointed W The 57year old University of Wisconsin president who had taken the oath of his new posi tion In the of flee Secretary Stimson in Washington but a short time earlier added that the news is that the registra tion uent off more lhan hap enthusiasm slioxvi the ability Of a gleat demoCiacy to Use to ari occasion of this land he told a press con ference As chief of the nations first peacetime selective service sys tem Dykstras main task will be to supervise thedraftihgfor milU Nathan G Thorne 91 ivil War Vet Succumbs Funeral Services to Be Held Friday in Baptist CKurch Parade at Rapids NATHAN G THORNE viijto thoritatjvely reported Thursday while Britain also took steps to remove children and mothers from districts of London Dispatches from Bucharest said preparations were going ahead to house the German children now being lemoved from the rcich iand ABerlin announcement said German women andchildren were to be removed to avoid imperil ing their health Meanwhile Adolf Hitlers war planes renewed mass day llgbt raids on England after rains bogged down some of the German overnight at tacks Bivinff London one of Us quietest nlglits since early Sep tember Other fronU weie ominously quiet In the Balkans Kussia and Germany continued to mass tropps facing each other across the Danube river delta in Rumania In the far east Britain arranged the reopening of th6 Burma road at midnight Thursday fleets of Japanese bombers were leported poised to attack the flow of arms traffic to China along the ancient route once followed by Marco Polo Despite bad weather conditions Butisli RAF bombeis pounded the German naval bases at Kiel Ham burg and during the night the London air ministry ic ported tary service approximately Dies While Ringing Bell for School Red Army Organ States Nazi Air Offensive Failed MOSCOW Stai of ficial organ of Hie soviet atmy said Thuisday that Germanys aic offensive against Britain has failed The led army organ said that not only were the British able to con tinue to defend themselves but were able effectively to carry the battle to Germany In spite of its experience with surprise attacks on enemy air fields the German air force has been unable to repeat this experience In England Red Star said After giving a vivid account oi the British system of defenses Red Star said The battle shows that neither side has been able toachieve the mastery of tfie air Both sides are arryingpnactiyepperations Un beateh British aviation is even ex tending the radius of its action British bombers have been extremely effective in tbe chan nel ports and in continuing at tacks on the German rear anfl BerlinThe uninterrupted bombing of London has resulted in tbe tremendous destruction of houses fuel dumps power sta tions and transport But the defensive capacity of this giant city lemains great en abling it to continue industrial and civil activity 1 3 ON A J AX DIE IN FIGHT 22 Others Wounded in Mediterranean While Sinking 3 Destroyers LONDON Thirteen offi cers and men aboard the British cruiser Ajax were killed and 22 were wounded m the Mediter ranean engagement last Saturday In which the sent three Italian destroyers to the bottom sailors and two mannesTwo6ffi Nafhan G Thorne 91 one ot the last two Civil war of Mason City died at his home 655 Third street northeast about oclock after noon following a long illness As hundreds of Mason City men legistered Wednesday for the defense of America friends of 1r Thorne lecalled that he had enlisted in the union army When 15 years of age For years he had been active in the G A R and was known by many having appeared annually at schools on patriotic days and at the services on Memorial days He was one of four G A R men from Mason City to attend the Gettysburg reunion in 1938 Mr Thorne was born Aug 27 1849 at Stoughton Wis His early life on a prairie farm purchased by parents in about 1850 from the United States government at White Creek near Kilbourn Wis in Adams county had so accustomed Mr Thorne to the ngors of outdoor life that he did not find his early enlistment and army life unusually hard Enlisting in the Fortyninth Wisconsin regiment Mr Thorne was assigned to company A From Madison the regiment was sent to Benton barracks at St Louis Mdr and from there to Rolla Mo The company Mr Thorne belonged to was assigned to guard duty around some of the iron works at Jamestown Mo Later he was stationed in 8 locations jn Missouri Led by 30foot banner Hitler Here VVe Come with Elliott Right BehlndUs which proved too unwieldy to carry very far a group of 12 Cedar Rapids businessmen of draft paraded downtown streets Wednesday before going to voting places to reg ister AH wore buttons I want to be a captain too They bore placards reading Tage Elliott Has Anybody Seen the Roosevelt Boys If a Month Is Good Enough for Elliott Its Good Enough for Me The parade Has sponsored By Willkie supporters who enlisted the volunteers and paid for the signs Iowa Dally Tress photo LOOK INSIDE FOR CHESTER Richaid Picicc Nelnas 63 janitor at Chester high school diopped dead while i ing ing the 1 oclock bell Thursday afternoon Cause of death Was heart disease Nelmiv a icsJdent or Chesler for 25 years had been the school janitor for six years He is survived by his three daughters and a son The surviving children are Richard at home Mrs LB Wood of Ster ling 111 Mrs Harlan Renner of LeRoy and Barbara who fs a stewardess on the Union Pa rilic train which operates fiom Omahat Ncbr to San Francisco Shortly after Dykstra tool of fice President Roosevelt issued an executive order authorizing him appoint necessary members local draft boards appeals boards government appeals agents and local board physicians All such work from now on will be under the new chiefs direction called the effective ness with which the reslgtratlon ivas carried out only a month after enactment of the conscrip tion law an evidence that gov ernment and citizens can work together to do a most effective 5ob f Asserting he had no suggestion for changing any of the policies thus far established for the draft Dykstra said his first plans were to get acquainted with the organi zation which had been set up by Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B Kershey who was acting director It seems this organization un der Colonel Hershey has done a magnificent piece of work Dyk stra declared As the countingand sorting of Wednesdays registration cards began preliminary re ports from counfry said with frequency Registra tion exceeded advance esti mates Goodhumored and gay for the most pait the young men of America from 21 through 35 literally rushed to the 125000 registration places Joshing each other and the army in which they may serve Ifycy fell into long lines patiently waiting their turn for the nations new adventure in peacetime conscription In many communities they cers 18 sailors and two marines were wounded ROMOTION IS GIVEN SUNER Man Friendly io Rome Berlin Axis Becomes Spanish Foreign Chief Francisco Thursday named his SeiTano Here is a view of H HI S Ajax powerful British cruiser which fighting along sank three Italian destroyers In a naval battle In the Mediterranean sea The Ajax also played a major role in the defeat of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spec earlier in the war Per Capita Income in U S Shows Gains WASHINGTON of Commerce Jcstc H Jones an nounced Thursday that per capita income toUnited States citizens leached S536 duiing 1939 ranging from in Mississippi to 825 in New York state The national av erage he said represenfed a five per centinciease over the fig ure attained the previous year and compared registered in the peak year ot 1929 Iowas Per Capita Income Put at Talle Leaves Capital for Home in Decorah quickly exhausted the supply of cards Printers went to work hastily Airplanes were chartered to make quick deliveries Regis trars called for reinforcements Some icgistrants themselves weie deputized to register others De lays ran into hours cities WASHINGTOXV VP Kepre sentative H O Tallc republican WASHINGTON w candidate for reelection in the Space for U Journalism School to Be Provided fOWA CITY of a 325030 addition to East hall University of Iowa campus build ing to provide added space for the school of journalism will begin next month W H Cobb business manager announced Wednesday 1 night The Journalism building vas paitly destroyed by fire I Jan 1 Says U S Can Arm in 2 Years as Wellas Germany Did in 7 NEW YORK United States can do in two years the job of arming that Germany did in seven says Louis Johnson former assistant secretary of War and this can be done because it was planned for and developed In a nationwide broadcast in reply to an earlier radio address by Col Charles A Lindbergh Johnson charged the famous aviator with of the United States of its state of preparedness and most of all of its iron will per capita income in 1939 averaged in 1939 compared with in 1938 in 1929 and S230 in 1933 the commerce department reported fourth Iowa district left for his home state Thursday by automo bile He will talk to the district rally in Oelwein Nov 1 and has several tentative speaking dates CRIES ENABLE RESCUE STUART of one of her three children enabled Mrs CurVer Johnson to rush them to safety from their burning farm home here Wednesday The Weather FORECAST IOWA fair Thursday night and Friday cooler east and southThursday night with scat tered light frost slightly warmer west and north Friday MINNESOTA Fair cooler southeast light to locally liesvy frost south Thursday night Fri day partly cloudy and IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis 1 tics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum i T Thorne returned to his iome to Wisconsin i On Dec 23 1869 Mr Thome was married to Jane E Llnnell at Beloit Wis They made their home near Argyle 111 until 1877 when the call of the midwest drew the young husband to Cerro Gor do county He drovethrough in the spring of the year and his wife and heir three boys moved a few months later toa farm in Bath township Later they moved to Mason City Mr and Mrs Thome joined the First Baptist church about 58 years ago One of the happiest oc casions of their lives was the re ception given them at the church on their golden wedding anniver sary Dec 23 1919 by the Baptist Ladies aid Mr Thorne was a member of the C H Huntley post of the G A R for many years serving as commander and in oilier officet and as honorary chairman of the Memorial association He accepted the Memorial tablet which was dedicated in honor of CH Hunt ley Post of the G A R and placed on a boulder in Central park by the Sons of Union Veterans and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil war a few years ago Surviving Mr Thorne are three daughters Mis Harley Hansen Bemidji Minn Mis Charles T Sewell Belvideie Mrs W W Wilkinson Mabon Cityand three sons Arthur Thome San Gabriel Cal and Glen and Harry Thome Mason City and 25 grandehildicn and 25 great grandchildren Mr Thoine was pieceded in death by his wife March 9 1S28 and by two son1 James and Elmer Funeial services will be held at 3 oclock Friday afternoon at the First Baptistr church with the Rev J Lee Lewis pastor of the chuich in charge Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body will lie in state at the Major lu neral homcomtil oclock Fri day afternoon it will be taken to the chuich wlictc it he in state until the time of services EARL OF ATHLONE Will ConleTWith FR Over Weekend PAGE 2 Iowa Falls Boy 15 Admits Auto Thefts PAGE Trojans Set for Test With Waldorf Warriors SPPRTS PAGE CHINESE FULLY EXPECT HEAVY JAP AIR RAIDS 2000 American Built Trucks Loaded for Mountainous Journey By GEORGE WANG LASHIO ON THE BURMA ROAD Friday Bu tains ban on traffic over the Bui ma road expired at midnight Fii day night reopening the mountain highway as a vital lifeline in Chinas struggle against Japanese militaly conquest DefyingJapanese threats lo bomb the long mountain road from new air bases in French IndoCMna 5000 sweating singing Chinese coolies had la bored all day Thursday to load 2000 Americanbuilt trucks for dispatch In sections over the highway to Chungking Stieams ot coolie Chinese Buimehe Thailanders plodded un der 1lic blazing sun between waie houses and open air dumps and the long lines ot trucks witp 000 tons of goods accumulated dur ing the three months Britain kept the road closed at Japans demand Huge signs forbade smoking and cameias were also strictly forbid den Chinese creus liad fueled the trucks and were ready for the ieio hour prepared to brave threatened Japanese bombing plane attacks all along the Chinese part ot the road A ferocious bombing by Japanese planes based on Fiench Indo China was taken for granted British officials praised the Chinese crewsi They are working now acid saving their celebrations of trie opening of the road for some olaer of TninisTerof hierior The shift was made as part of a long expected cabinet reorgani zation Serrano Sunor only recently re timed from visits to Germany and taly succeeds Col Juan Beig icdcr AtienZa in the foreign min stry Spanish newspjpeis repoited hat Heinrich Himmler chief of he German gestapo or secret po Tce would arrive in Madrid Sun day Himmlers visits abroad e sometimes but not always pie ceded visits by Adolf Hitler A United Press London dispatch said that the appointment of Ser rano Suner to the Spamth foreign minister was received theie with reserve because he vas regarded as sympathetic to the German Italian axis whereas Colonel BeigbedoiY his predecessor had been friendly to Butam 11 38 41 40 20 Defense Causes Boost in Government Workers WASHINGTON civil service commission reported Thursday that more than half the increase in thenumber of govern ment employes during the fust six months of 1840 wasdue lo na tional defense preparations Em ployment in the government jumped from 832305 in December 1939 to 1002820 iivJune 1940 SAYSGOPTO MEAN REAL JOBS Willkie Speaks at Evansville 2 Eggs Are Tossed at Car ABOARD WILLKIE TRAIN Enroute o St Louis lican victoly in November would mean a rcii job with a real fu tute for the head of every fam ily instead of unemployment and growing dependence upon the state under the new deal Wendell L Willkic told 12000 persons at Evansville baseball park Thurs day Two eggs were tpsied nt the republican presidcnial nomineeas he drove thiougri aplauding thousands to the paik One aiched over the Willkie tar and splat tered six feet fromtlie candidate The other hit 10 feet in front ot his car Departing fiom his piepaied text on employment Willkie a serted theiiew deal hasiestrained AmtHcan enterprise and RAMON SERRANO SUNER minister No Serious Threat to Pacific Coast 01 1 C I iMigoc tu la1 Lnairman IJarden oays t mid J tions of Japanese U1CKARD TALK SCHEDULED CHICAGO of Agriculture Claude R Wickard is tentatively scheduled to speak at Council Bluffs the night of OcU HO the democratic national com mittees midwest office announced down the road defeatism Release us he imploied Re Icase us so tliat the people tan build a woild in America Hcie in this countiy composed of all racial origins have the yeast to be productive and to be come strong and if we do that i will be free But if we do not produce he will be we will not be free IOWAN REELECTED DETROIT Mich E J Braulick of Wavcrly Iowa rcclcctcd secretary of the Ameri can Lutheran church in ils annual convention here WASHINGTON United States need feai no threat to the Pacific toast with present navy Chahman Colgate W Djrdefi oS a congressional committee impeding Pacific de fenses repoited Thursday Dai deri belittled concern over strained relations between the United said M1 t Chinese authorlHegacrosSlhe Burma frontier announced they had taken adequate and forceful measures to protect the entire highway exteudlnnf from Burma into Chinas southwest ern province of Yunnan against bouiblns raids o jf The trucks must go on a gov ernment spokesman said At Hanoi IndoChina Capt K Chudo commanding tho Japanese naval mission told the United Press that Japanese planes would bomb the Chinese part of the road starting Saturday if weather per mitted The Burma road had become a symbol Closed m July at Japans demand it was reopened by Great Britain effective Friday night after the of a Japanese GeimanItalian militaly alliance considered to be aimed againtt Gleat Britain the United States and China Among the 100000 tons at goods1 awaiting the zero hour here for shipment to China Jap ariesc Manufactured goods sent by Japanese Industrialistswill be in the vansruard Throughout tbe ChineseJapanese war Jap anese businessmen have con ducted a substantial trade with unoccupied China Goods bear inp Chinese trade marks have been sent often via Shanghai Uigently needed war munitions and airplanei will stait ovei the ancient lojd SaUiiday after the first liuok umvoy hair left with purely commercial goods British and Chinese authorities agreed on this pioieduie in Older to avoid a rush that might lead to a traffic jam Behind HIP 100000 toik of goods heic 500000 Von at Rjn goon Hwiitine laihoad shipment tu the lail lei minus hcie Ncji the hour for the opening ja spy scare spicad for liundieds j of miles 1 t wai fivird lhit Japanese agentwould find means of com municating nuAoment of impoit bases m great foima pldiies would be The scnt to bait them from the road Two mcmbei of Die 3ipanese consuldic at aimed hCiP Fuiiay planning to the reopening of the But they returned lq Rangoon dav after intensive questioning by it was understood ad thorn to for their own Stales and Japan assciling llutjsirxl because thru tjfcty lould be found far moie Trnsion iboiit be KiiHitulcrd m MCU nf thr the tni cistcin situation lici in pir nmlino cr 2000 Chinese Washington than in Pu ifn ont stales or Hawaii NEBRASKA HEAUS KRASCHEI VALENTINE son B Kraschel former Iowa gov ernor told cattlemen here Wed nesday night The present pios hnwrvcr that the Japanese had engaged many natives along the road to act as spies It vui understood that the fhit truck convoys to enter China probably woiitd be uaecl to test out perity of ttlcranch country is due j Japuricsc bombing plans and eivtlicly to the polity j consist ot mixed goojtjm of the Ilooicvelt admimstiatton Lludmg Japanese textiles M   

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