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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS EDTED HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL IESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIi TEAHTO WIRES FIVE asms A copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 19fO THIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 1 IMIf ACIAM Cm I En British Claim RAF Attacks Frustrated Illf AOIUIl rUILCU Nazi Attempt Made on Sept 16 F R DECLARES POLITICAL FOES FALSIFY FACTS 5 Speeches Announced by President to Clear Up Misrepresentations Roosevelt charged to his 1940 cam paign opposition Friday a syste matic program of deliberate fal sification of fact and said he would discuss these misrepresentations in live preelection speeches In a statement read to his press MrBoosevelt stated his opinion that the falsifies tion of fact was deliberate rather than unwitting and said he would tell the American peoplela what respect they are false Reporters were told however to wait for the addresses to learn what he considered misrepresen tations There is a possibility the demo cratic nominee said that one of the five addresses scheduled for Washington on Oct 30 might be shifted to Baltimore Newsmen told him that the change would pwt him in Balti more the same day that Wendell L Willkie Is scheduled to speak there The president said that was good Mr Roosevelts statement started out with a reminder that I in his address the third 1 term nomination last July 19 he had said he would have neither the time nor inclination for purely political activity put would never be loathe to call the Attention of the American people to deliber ate or unwitting falsification ol TriCoyhty Corn Husking Contest Here on Saturday Demonstrations Mechanical Pickers Also on Program Plans w ere completed Fri day for a tricounty com husking contest and mechanical picker demonstration on the Merl Av ery farm three miles southeast of Mason City Saturday Participating m the contest will be at least 16 entrants from Cerrp Gordo Winnebago and Worth counties The Avery farm is situated on the Portland road close to the Milwaukee railroad crossing W The days program will get un der way at 9 oclock m the morning when representatives of implement companies will assist farmers in the adjustment of their mechanical pickers Starling at JOHN DOCGAN oclock there will be a ma Chairman chine picking contest and demon which will be followed y the hand husking contest at 11 clocjt following a noon lunch there will be a discussion on general machine adjust ments by D K Struthers of Iowa State collegeAt oclock a plowing demonstration will be heia f The winner among the partici pants from each county will be eligible to compete in the dis Draft Board No 1 Begins Work WILLKIE SAYS CAPITAL SCARED Assails Statements by Wallace Gives Talk at Jefferson City ABOARD WILLKIE TRAIN IN MISSOURI L Will kie taking issue with Henry A Wallace democratic vice presiden tial nominee contended Friday that under the new deal private capital has been scared put of pro ductive enterprise In a speech prepared for a rally at Jefferson City Willkie The president volunteered the information to reporters that for the of certain peoples ethics the trips onwhich he will speak would be paid for by the democratic national committee although he said some of them would in clude additional inspections of defense works in the vicinity of the points where the addresses are scheduled The chief executive who lias made only one politicallyspon sored address since his renomina tion at Chicago in midJuly gave a hint oE the nature of speeches in a message to a Pitts burgh democratic rally Thursday night There has been so much de liberate misrepresentation in this campaign he said I am deter mined to correct these misrepre sentations and give the true facts to the people With the exception ot his politi callysponsored before the AFL teamsters union convention by white house aides as the labor speech of the third term campaign democratic lead ers claimedthat Mr Roosevelt has confined himself to non political activities This claim is vigorously dis puted by republicans who con lend that the trips the chief executive has taken since his re nomination were actually po litical campaigning tours re gardless of the fact that while house aides have said their pur pose was to inspect defense pro gram progress Republicans seized upon the an nouncement of the projected po litical bpeeehes as evidence that Mr Willkieihas at lastsmoked out the president from his chosen lole of studied disinterest in all that is political in this Campaign State Committee Chairman E F Jaeckle of New Yoik made that said that very obviously the president lias become alarmed at the upsurge of WillUies trend and has decided to cnst off the mantle of nonparti san camouflage I The speeches to be broadcast nationwide will take Mr Roose velt into the hotly contested stales of New York Pennsylvania and represent a big bloc of 107 electoral His other will be confined likewise to the thickly populated east AH the speeches will be at night Broadcasting time will be paid for by trig committee They will be delivered at the Philadelphia convention hall Oct 23 New York Madison Square garden Oct 28 Constitution hall Washington andYtho Public auditor rfuni in Cleveland Nov 2 the Saturday night before election as saying Jhat JMuIt ifU arepiftlican adSlSSratlon cut down on federal spending Well lets see how private cap ital has been flowing into new enterprise under the deal saidthe republican candidate presidentia The record shows that the vol new productive capital is sues for the construction or pur chase of hew plants and equip ment floatedby all American cor porationi from 1933 to 1939 inclus ive was lets than the amount foi the single year 1930 For the year 1939 new capita issues floated for the construction oE new plants and equipment came to only 5191000000 or less than onetenth of the corresponding figures for 1930 Willkie declared Wallace tries to frighten the American peo ple by telling them the repub lican party favors free enter prise By inference he says thatth1 new deal is against it the repub lican nbmineee said adding tha we are perfectly willing to hav the American people make thei choice on that basis Thursday night he spoke to a audiencewhich filledthe 2000 seals q the St Louis arena add mg to Jiis preparedaddress to sa that if President Roosevelt is re elected he believed America boys would be sent to Europe 1 event of his own electionWillki declared no military force woulc be sent to the old world The second phase cf conscription work in Mason City got under way here Friday morning when these men composing draft board No 1 began the work of sorting stacks of registration cards in preparation for numbering them serially Shown as they worked in the board offices on the third floor of the postaffice building are rict corn husking contest to be held near Hampton Oct 22 The district contest winner will com pete in the state meet at Mitchell alle The national contest wiU be held on a farm near Davenport Oct 30 The contest is sponsored by the Sural Young Peoples Forum of Cerro Gordo county whoss presi dent John pqugaji is general man of the committee making ar rangements for the rneehanical pickers Frank Baker Clear Lake is chairman of gleaners and referees committee An ef NAZIS CLAIM SEA BATTLE TRIUMPH But British Declare German Destroyers Fled Precipitately By THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS Great Britain has smashed a German attempt to invadeEng land the London air ministry disclosed Friday arid simultane ously Hitlers high commandre ported a naval clash off Englands Bristol channel which may have been a feeler for a new in vasion thrust The nazi high command said German destroyers circling fenas Reports Indicate ncreased Unrest Among Norwegians STOCKHOLM te orts from Oslo Norway said Fu ay that demonstrations against le nazidominated Noi wegian overnment are becoming so seri ns that a of alarm may be reclaimed Authorities in many ities throughout Norway have orbidden traffic in the streets duringcertain hours in order ope with the demonstrationsthe said Warnings were post ed that hostile acts against the jovernment during blackout lours would resultin the severest punishment fort is Mason being City made to businessmen for gleaneis Farmers will act as referees Robert Dunn and Richard Thompson are in charge of the task of procuring wagons and equipment Mrs Richard Thomp son and Mrs Leigh Curran are in charge of refreshments Sheriff Tim Phalcnwill supervise the policing and parking of cars Paul Henderson boysclub agent will be in charge of weighing Rt T Nelson North wood and Clark Meacham Thompson will handle the computations A number of implement dealers in this locality are supplying tractora and other equipment and will have exhibits of machinery on the scene of the contest Wa gons be provided by farmers ly attacked superior British naval forces a cruiser unit pro ice ted by destroyers y if if A British admiralty version of the encounter however said a flotilla of four German destroyers fled a Britist squadron tried to bring the Ger mans to battle 100 miles south west of LandsEnd Although the Germans said a British warship was torpedoed theBritish said they suffered no damage The British air ministrys new service also reportedthat the RAF master scheme bombing Ger many had wrecked severa war factories in Berlin almos gutted the Berlin general postof flee seriously affected rail an water transport and damage Will Photograph All Employes at Arsenal ROCK ISLAND in tographing of all Rock Island ar senal employes is under way m headquarters established for the purpose it the main officebiiild ing on the island Col Norman F Ramsey commanding said Friday Overhauled for the man1 sized job there are 7047 cmj ployes listed m the October le in a camera used in the es tablishment of a similar photo graphic file iniWorid war days 10 Sons of Minnesota Couple Are Registered FERCrUS FALLS Minn Ottertail county draft boaVd offi cials Friday claimed a national draft championship for Olc Fronnong Ten sons of the Fron nongs registered for conscription They ranged in age from 21 to 34 6954 TOLL IN ENGLISH RAIDS British Report 10615 Wounded as Result of Attacks LONDON ministry of home security announced Friday that during the month of Septem ber 6954 civilians were killed and 10615 seriously injured in air laids on the United Kingdom The ministry said classified re turn so far as received weie divided thus 1920 men killed 4178 serl ously injured 2210 nomen killed 3629 seriously Injured 694 children under IS killed 673 seriously injured Ot the icinainirig Iian killed 3157 were males and 973 were females Of the remaining 2133 seriously injured 1231 were males and 902 females Prime Minister Winston Chur chill announced in commons Oct 8 that British civilian casualties from the start of the war up to Oct 5 were 8500 killed and 13 000 injured D C Poshusta clerk Dr C F Starr board physician Raymond 1 Aurdal secretary H W DJtch chairman Lester C Dibble appeal agent and Shirley Stanfield Draft board No 2 Is expected to begin its work Monday Numbers assigned for the national lottery will be pasted later Lock photo Kayenay engraving if tf j Shufflingand Numbering of Is Started by Board Time for Announcement1 of Number Assignments Will Be Revealed Later KILLED IN ACCIDENT MUSCATINE Michael Tompldns of Muscatine was fatal ly injured in a motor accident nearhere Friday On Wings of Song Marie Blizards new serial starts in this issue of the GlobeGazette Turn to comic page great industrial plants over a vyid area By contrast Hitlers high com mand has repeatedly insisted tha the RAF was planlessly bombin the reichland without hitting mil itary objectives In Fridays communique the nazi high command reported that German destroyers advanced to sea battle at the exit of the British channel and attacked a British cruiser unit protected by destroyers scoring a torpedo hit f The foe thereupon broke off the fight1 the high command as serted and was chased by German planes The German communique re ported that British speedboats at tempted to approach the Flanders coast but weic routed by nazi coastalartillery which also shelled a British convoy in Dover harbor British and German longrange guns blasted away at each other across the 22mile Strait of Dover Friday as bad weather hampcied the rival aerial Armadas Firing through a heavy mist the big Brit ish guns opened the due aftec dawn tossing shells into the Calais region Several houis later the nazi cannon began retaliatory Jne and salvos thundered from both sides at 20 minute intervals ROAD ARE TAKEN Parties Stationed on Highway Drivers Are Alert foiAir Raids LASH1O Burma raid precautions working parties lool up stations at short regular inter vals along the Burma load Fridaj as Americanmade1 trucks ladei withgoods for China rolled stead ily along the highway under threa of mass bombardment by th Japanese air force Drivers were alert for Japanes planes operating from new base in Trench IndoChina In Lashi itself British authorities took int consideration the possibility o Japanese air raids on huge pile of Chinese supplies waiting her for movement and drastic air rai precautions were taken AH residents were ordered t kesp tubs water and bags o sand ready to fight fires whic might be set by an aerial attack Lashio itself was alive with ac tivity as swpating coolies loade the trucks whichwill follow th vanguard over the Burma rba reopened afttr a threemontl Cerro Gordo county draft board o 1 swung into action here Fi i day morning when it began the orting Shuffling and numbering if registration cards in the draft joard office on the third flobr of he postoflicebuilding The board began by sorting out he out of county andout of state cards The out of county cards vill be mailed to the draft boards of the respective counties arid the out of state cards will be sent to Gov GeorgeA Wilson ter the nave heen and then given serial numbers These tvlll determine tvihen the draftee is to be called according to order numbers selected tii the national drawing Members of draft board No 1 are Harry Ditch C Aurdatot Clear Lake secretary Shirley Stanfield Lester C Dib ble appeal agent and Jlr C F Starr board physician Dietrich Poshusta ischief clerl The boaid is handling the regis tration cards foithe west half of the county and the west half of Pays Tribute to County Registrars Tribute was paid Friday by County Auditor Arthur Harris to the many volunteer workers who successfully handled Wed nesdays draft registration in Cerro Gordo county They did a marvelous Job he saidadd ing that his inspection of the cards showed an unusually fine record of legible printing Mason City Announcement wil be made later of the lime whnn number assignments will be re vealed BLAME BOMBS FOR EXPLOSION Building Where Two Italian Papers Are Printed Is Wrecked PHILADELPHIA WjTwo ex Dlosidris which DetectiveWilliam Martucci said apparently weie caused by incendiary bombs1 early Friday wrecked a twostory brick building where several Ital ian language newspapers are printed Tire quickly followed the blasts The fiames swept through the structure into an adjoining plant TJie blasts about 230 a m shattered Hinflows of homes near the publishing building at803 Washington avenue In the heart of a popu lous Italian district The building is by the Mctiopolii Pi mtmg c o in p a u y Amondo Forte owner ot the plant said he could give no immediate explanation of the blasts After questioningForte and making an investigation Detective Maitucci said Ac had no labor trouble and got no threats We are inclined to believe from what we have seen that this was started by in cendiary bombs BRITISH REVEAL FURIOUS PLANE RAID ON BASES Declare German Troops Had Been Loaded On to Ships Then Removed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON The bomb smashing of a German attempt at seaborne invasion ot England on Sept 16 with nazi troops forced by the rampaging RAF to disem bark before their ships could shove off from the invasion was officially reported Fuday A buef mention by the air min islvy news service and slight elaboration by authoritative Bril ish aviation somces and the Brit ish Press association belatedly filled out announcements at the lime topresent a picture of a terrific assault on the German eld invasion ports in which everal German ships were sunk idamaged if if Full British credit for nipping the budding invasion and throwing Adolf Hitlers lime table completely out of Idlter went to Royal AhForce bomb ers for the ferocity of their attack Pieced together as well as pos sible considering official leticence the stoiy of the invasiontliat migtUhavebcen showed that the elements conspired with Britains Nothing Known of Such Attempt Nazis in Berlin Report Wartburg Approved as Senior Midwest College for A L C DETROIT col Icgt of Wavcrly has been by German sources said Friday that nothingIs known here about any foiling of a German attempt to Invade England by Brltisli air attacks on transports in chanel harbors as reported by British authorities defenders The RAF struck about the same time that a gale in the English channel scattered parts of potential invasion fleet A full moon the brightest of the year had shone on the in vasion an ally ofthe em barking Germans but also aii aid to the watchful HAF This combined with other factors such as high tide and the fact that on the preceding day there was an exceptionally heavy air attack In which 185 German machines were des troyed seems to Indicate be yond a doubt that Sept 16 was chosen as der tag of Hitler said the British Press associa tion The press associations thesis that the tremendous aerial pounding of Britain on Sept incidentally marked by a per sonal reconnaissance of London tlosuie under a now expued An gloJapanese agieement Already moving pvcithe Burma load were ol gasoline machine parts and airplane en Jines for Generalissimo Chiang SaiSheks forces Many high Chinese officials were in Burma to supervise ship ment of goods to China andthey baid they were confident that the Japanese air forcewould not be able to blast the Burmaroad suf ficiently to close it fl Diflft Uoaid No 2 will nPProved js the mirtwcatorn Vj have chirge of the cast half of Ceuu Goido ounty and the Boy Loses Eye From Pencil Blast Mystery MUSCATINE 0B S a m u e Etter 12 Muscatine schoolboy lost the sight of his right eye and two fingers and a thumb from his right handm an unexplained ex plosion inaschoolroom when he was attempting to remove some foreign substance from the end ot a mechanical pencil which he had found It is believed some dynamite must h a v e become lodged in the pencil Would Muster 50000 Filipinos Into Army If Need Should Arise WASHINGTON defense strategy for the far east now plan tomuster 50 000 Fllipinqsj into the U S army if necessary it was learned Fri day Informed sources said de tails have been completed and the plan is ready for use when need ed Bhilippine officials were said to have aided by suggesting that their people would willingly co operate with the United States in The Weather FORECAST cloudy narm cr east and central Friday night Saturday fair and warmer MINNESOTA ConslderaBlc cloudiness and warmer Friday night possibly some light rain early Friday night northeast Saturday fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette statis tics Maximum Thursday 56 Minimum Thursday night 36 At 6 a m Friday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 38 Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for the period Oct 18 to Oct 23 in clusive Upper Mississippi perature will average above nor mal except about normalnorthern defense of its inteicsts in the far Minnesota Warmer Saturday cast if a pledge weregiven that t considerably colder indicatedto the islands be detcndedhward end ot period Precipitation against attack ind not abandoned above normal chiefly middle and in event of trouble I toward Tndol period half of Maiort City will probably meet Monday evcningto organize The appointment of Marvin Wiegman to take the place of Fiank Bieth svho resigned was announced Friday Other mem bers of the board aie George Xu deman and Adam HeibenCr L A Moe local attorney Is appeal agent and Dr T A Burke board physician At Des Molncs Adjt Gen Charles H Grahl announced that word had come from Wash ington that anyone of draft age ii ho failed to register Wednes day for any reason might still go to his local draft board and register without being consld ered as delinquent until the na tlonal drawing i The drawing is set tentatively for Oct 26 Grahl predicted that draft boards in the thickly populated areas would require two days to shuffle and riuiiiber their cards Upon completion ot this job each board will report its highest serial number to state selective service headquarters in Des Moincs The highest number re ported in the state will be re layed from here to Washington Names and serial numbers of the registered men will be posted immediately at the meeting places of the respective draft boards and lists also will be given to the press Grahl said t Official figures for 88 of Iowas 99 countics totaled 261346 indi cating a registration total of be tween 285000 and 290000 for Die entire state Actual registration figures In Iowa fell far short ot the origin lor college of the Amencan Lu theran church Approval was gueii at the clus jng bCibion of the churchs 10th anniveihaiy convention heie at which delegates resolved to de velop theschool to the best ot our ability Wartburg college has been lo aded at Waverly since 1935 The school will be maintained there the convention iaid as long as possible Seven regents were elected for Capital university at Cojumbus Ohio They included Dr G Kuhl maii of Sumhcr 6th Victim of Moline CarR R ics enport ciilically injured in d trainauto crashiii East Moline 111 eaily Wcdncadiy died in a hospital here Five other youns people were killed in the accident helm Goei ai intended to dismay and soflen the British de fenses But authoiilative qunrteis in dicated the RAF was tn full touch with the situation After German troops were loaded onto their ships prepara tory to braving the channel crossing RAF bombers nped over and made their departure Impossible by the ferocity of their attack these quarters de clared Picsumably tens of thousands ot German soldiers were ejn barkcd for the crosschannel sault Some estimates have placed the number of German troops masked along the invasion coast at more than 1000000 IJicvioiibly reports seeping out ot naziconqucrcd France al estimate of 375000 based on a predicted15 per cent of the population which was revised downward later to 325000 or about 13 per cent of the popu lation Lieut Col Ralph A Lancaster said he was nt a loss o explain the difference between the origin al estimate which based on a nationalaverage and the indicat ed actual registration figure ft may be due tothe factthat New Yoi k by refugees from the aica told of many thousands of German soldiers being drowned in the citherin or in ac tual movements to invade Eng land On bept 16 the RAF commu nique told of a direct hit on a Ger man warship severe damage to anoil tanker and supply ship and the binkmg of three supply ships and damage to others Also attacked that day were concentrations of war supplies barges and shipping at Hamburg Wilhelmshavbn Antwerp Flush ingOsteiKl Dunkerque Calais Boulogne and Le ally the entire invasion roast Iowas population is older fiom an ot Gcimany and the occupied lov age standpoint than average Of tlic larger counties inthe state Polk led regis trations countries and France On Sept 20 a high govern mom official nt a conquered nation arriving in Xcw York   

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