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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HsTMtM A AR T PCM orIOWA COUP vcives IA THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOKS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE MIGHT k SPOT VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS FULl LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 2 1940 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OKI NO 257 1 I k I I 3 MEN RESCUE GIRL 13 FROM RIVER City to Ask National Defense Airport Project DESIGNATION IS FORERUNNERTO VOTE ON BONDS Would Put Project on WPA Preferred List ior Allocation of Funds Preparations are being made at city hall to ask the federal gov ernment to designate a Mason City airport as a national defense project thus placing it on the pre ferred list for allocation of WPA funds City Manager Herbert T Barclay revealed Friday i The city engineer is now prej paring estimates on grading drain ing surfacing of runways light ing of the field boundaries and erection of an administration building and hangar the city manager said W He refused to hazard a ffuess as to the amount which would be included in the request other than to say that it undoubtedly would amount to several hun dreds of thousands of dollars Prerequisite to allocation of any WPA funds according to Mr Bar clay is the citys ownership of the site and the furnishing of detailed i plans designs supervision If engineering and The citys administration is at temptinj to be foresighted he said ana to have the project ready to so in the event that the voters approve a bond issue for purchasing of the site and de rtloGmrat expenses Itie ap Ptoval otitht request for drsig nation as a national defense pro ject also would ffivc the voters something on which to base a decision he pointed out The request must be approved by both state WPA administrator and finally by the secretary of war in Washington D C before any WPA funds can be allocated Mr Barclay has been given to understand Nazis Claim Sub Sank 12 British Ships BERLIN sinking of an enemy submarine by a German Uboat which on two trips thus accounted for 12 armed merchant ships totaling 74000 tons the Brit ish destroyer Whirlwind and a submarine was reported by the German high command Friday The submarine was commanded by Lieut Capt Wilhelm Roll mann In addition the air force bom barded a number of small con voys and ships off the lumber on Britains east coast iu St George channel and off Yar mouth file high command said As a result of these attacks a merchant ship was sunk and two other merchant ships a tanker and a minesweeper were damaged St Georges channel lies be Iwcen Wales and Ireland while Yarmouth is on the Isle of Wight off the south coast The mouth ot the Hurnber also is on the east coast Another especially effective raid was directed against an air plane factory in Norwich the Ger mans said with several big bombs dropped from a low altitude strik ing the factory and causing huge blazes and explosions Eight British bombers which at tempted to bomb the airport near Cherbourg on the French coast all were shot down the French com munique said Two other British planes at tempting to raid Dutch territory also were shot dowTn in an air fisnt Visitors Barred From Busy US Arsenal The communique said British raiders on German territory did no military damage but caused considerable damage to houses in the vicinity of Cologne kill in and injuring a number of civilians Heres a scene in the busy TJ S arsenal at Rock Island 111 one of the places where Uncle Sam hasordered full steam ahead in the System of Selective Training Essential to Adequate II S Defense Roosevelt Declares Proposal to Limit German Sources Voice Pleasure With Talk by Russians Molotov BERLIN Ger man sources referred Friday with obvious satisfaction to the re marks ot Russian PremierFor eign Commissar Molotov Thursday about the United States and also praised his clear and objective oxpose tions The Molotov GermanRussian rela speech left no doubt they said that any attempt to interpret GermanRussian vela lions as strained were completely wrong Asserting that Molotov had in VOTERS AGAINST BUYING LIBRARY 479 Oppose Purchase by School District While 74 Favor It The proposal for the school dis trict to purchase the old library property took a nearly 7 to 1 beat ing in a special election here Thursday There were only 74 votes in favor of the proposition and 479 voted against it The 553 votes cast were the few est polled in many years even in a school election and it was the first time in more than a decade that a proposal by the school board was turned down by the voters io 900000 Defeated in Committee WASHINGTON Shortly niter President Roosevelt declared thst a system of selective training was essential to adequate nation al defense the senate military committee rejected Friday a pro posal to limit compulsory service at this time to 900000 men The committee voted down 7 to 2 an amendment to the Burke Wadsworth bill offered by Sena tor Lee DOkla which would have limited the number of men to be drafted between October and April I 1D41 to 400000 and between April 1 and Oct 1 1941 to 500000 This action and rejection of an amendment by Lee for a 90 day period of voluntary enlist ments seemed to have cleared the way for a final committee vote on the legislation next Monday national defense program This view shows guns and tanks with part of the tank assembly line in the background clear up the important question of amortization which the manu facturers were interested in in concluding his long discus sion of thepresident wer He also argued that senate lrfec sentiment for registration of the21 to 31 age group of men lRul would soften group of men up opposition to Scaled that any American attempt I to interfere with Russian foreign relations would be rejected the German sources said this was not unimportant to Germany Mi Rooicveits views on tlicj i question of compulsory training i It is by no means unprecedent1 were expressed at a press con ference when a newsman said that report was going around that ed however Back in the four years preceding 1016 ittook seven elections to get the voters to ap prove the arrangements in con nection with the building of the present high school according to Secretary R L James All four wards were agreed ex cept for the degree of their dis approval Most strongly opposed was the fourth ward the south west quarter ot Mason City where only four favorable votes were cast as against 35 opposed The first ward in the northeast Centerville Boy Falls 10 Feet Hurt Fatally CENTERVTLLE P Robert Hayes 14 died at a hospital here Thursday afternoon less than 20 hours after a ten loot tumble on to a cement stairway Hayes was playing on the courthouse balus trade at the front entrance Pick ing up a large cement urn he lost his balance and fell backward to I quarter of the city voted 93 to 12 the chief executive was not so hot about conscription The newsman asked Mr Roosevelt what he could say on the matter Emphasizing the pointedness ot his statement the president per mitted this direct quotation I am distinctly in favor of a selective service training bill and I consider it essential to adequate the BtirkcWadswbrlh compulsory bill As the senate bill stood with re jection of the 900000man limita tion it would call for registration Of all men between the ages of 21 and 30 inclusive An estimated 4500000 of about 8000000 regis tered would qualify for service army officials report Lees 90day amendment would have delayed active conscription for several weeks after enactment of the bill Without that or any sirnilar restriction the army has planned to call its first draft group of 400000 men about Oct 1 after calling out national guard and re serve officers Sept 1 Special leg islation for the latter is before the senate Another amendment offered by Senator Guffey D Pa have excluded divinity studcnts from conscription This was defeated by voice vole The committc turned down a Tiic committee turned down a Colo to make the draft provi Distinctly selective training bill and I consider it essential to adequate national defense Declaring he had abandoned O the practice of scndin what lie called readymade bills to be rushed through con vess Mr Roosevelt added that ic was leaving to the legislature he age brackets for registrants under a compulsory training law The simple fact is lie con tinued that the lessons of the present war defense means total defense Under modern cir cumstances lie continued that means a lot of new machinery and equipment which the na tion hasnt got but is beginning to get i V He said that William S Knud sen in charge of defense plans for industrial production told him the other day thai a lot of companies were proceeding with 000 worth of orders for all kinds of materials and machinery with out waiting for actual contracts The United States he declared had learned from the present war that nations without trained man power were in a bad way PUBLIC BARRED FRONURSENM Motorists and Sight Seers Banned in New Ruling at Rock Island ROCK ISLAND III Ef fective at midnight Friday night the gates to Rock Island arsenal will be closed to motorists except employes and those who have offi cial business there Col Norman F Ramsey commanding officer an nounced Friday The order affects thousands of tricity motorists who have been using the island thoroughfare as a shortcut and others who have made the arsenal a part of sight Betty Nagel Is Saved by Quick Work Betty Nagel 13 years of age 127 VFourteenth street northeast was rescued Friday afternoon from the swollen waters of nebago river above the Decker dam The rescue was accomplished by three men who were working north of the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant unloading hay The three men Art Laugr Decker employe Earl Town City trucker and Tovvnsends helper Charles Cross heard the screams of a little girl who was running toward them Help theres a girl drowning in the river she yelled The three men started toward the stream Lang reached the water first and sasv Betfy splash ing the water some 10 feet from shore He jumped in and grasped the girl but was unable to swim with her to shore A few seconds later Townsend reached the bank jumped in anc grasped Langs hand but he coulc not pull him in Townsend gassec overseas in the World war was so out of breath he was unable to swim He stood on the muddy bot tom and was able to keep his hcac above water while reaching for Lang I Uy this time Cross was there with a rope lie had brought with him from the truck But the roje wasnt needed Cross stood on the muddy slippery bank reached for Towns ends hand and the three men together pulled the girt 011 the bank of the river Lang who lves at 431 Carolina avenue southeast is employed in the cattle yards of the Decker plant The Mason City fireand police departments answered the calt shortly before 3 oclock but the rescue was accomplished before their arrival As soon as brought ashore Betty asked to be taken home and ap peared none the worse for her ad venture seeing tours A fence will be constructed nround the lower port of the island to prevent boat landings Colonel Ramsey said The action was taken as an emergency policy at the recom mendation of Lt Gen Stanley H Ford of Chicago commanding offi cer of the sixth army corps area following a visit with Colonel Ramsey last week national defense While the senate committee put the finishing touches on its version of the the basement steps the urn slrikj against the proposal In the second j ortl legislation the house inili skull fracture ing him on the head He suffered ward Ihc northwest section the lacerations and a basal j vote was 157 to 26 and in the third i ward the southeast the vote was 128 to 32 The library bulding now re mains in the hands of the city council On the day that the school board bid S2a000 for the property last May the Iowa Hardware Mu The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness followed by thundcrshowcrs extreme northwest late Friday night and west and central Sat urday cooler west and north central Saturday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy thundershowers Saturday and west and north Friday night somewhat warmer Friday nifrht cooler west and south Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics lUaximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night fit tual Insurance company also sub mitted a bid of exactly the same amount It was rejected in favor of the one by the school board tary committee a succes sion of witnesses on the same measure Some urgedthat vol untary enlistment be tried be fore 3 draft others declared the voluntary system hart failed already and the draft must now be enacted Former Representative Malcolm Baldridge of Omaha Nebr testi sions of the bill separate from the registration and other provi sions inoperative in peacetime Johnson said he would advocate the same thing later on the senate floor At the white house press con ference the inquiry about Mr Roosevelts views prompted the president to make t lengthy review of the conscrip tion question He also announced that he and democratic tax leaders in congress were agreed that an excess profits ta should be enacted without de lav AH manufacturers working on defense orders know that such legislation was going to be passed he said and were pro ceeding to assemble materials even hough contracts have not vet been signed V Tiie president said that Chair man Harrison D Miss of the senate finance committee hoped to the gel final action in a month He BEES WIN FROM REDS 10 TO 3 SPORTS BULLETINS BOSTON a nine game losing streak the Boston Bees defeated the leagueleading Cincinnati Reds Friday 10 to 3 behind siK hit pitching of Nick Strincevich in the first game of a doubleheader NEW YORK lioine runs by Babe Young the last in the ninth and another circuit blow by Mel Ott gave the New York Giants a 5 to 4 victory over the St lirst Rame U c HrM till Russian Parliament Creates Moldavian Union With Bessarabia MOSCOW supreme council ot the Russian parliament unanimously adopted a resolution Friday creating the Moldavian un ion republic in which is incor porated the larger part of Bessa rabia recently obtained from Ru mania This thirteenth member of the U S S R is made up of most of the old autonomous Moldavian re public previously a part ot the Ukraine plus the newly acquired territory The council voted the remain der of Moldavia and Bessarabia as well as northern Bucovina also acquired from Rumania part of the Ukrainian republic Gillette Predicts Enactment of Bill to Amend Marketing Act WASHINGTON IF Senator Gillette Dlowa predicted Friday enactment of his bill S 3426 amending the agricultural market ing agreement act I have been informed he said that the president has put the bill on his list of must legislation so I assume that it will pass The measure has been reported favorably by the agriculture com mittee and is on the senate calen dar Gillette said most sections of the REPORT HEAVY BOMBINGOF100 GERMAN CITIES Crippling Blows on Vital Nazi Centers Are Indicated by RAF LONDON Crippling blows from British bombers on vital erman centers were reported authoritatively Friday as give andtake air warfare still surged over the English channel British flyers raining OILS of steel and explosives on more than 100 German cities and towns au authoritative British source said have laid the port of Hamburg almost entirely in ruins and have scored heavily on the docks and airplane fac tories of Bremen and the com munications nerve center at Cologne in the past three months One German bomber was be lieved by observers to have been brought1 down in the sea off the northeast coast of Scotland after a nazi squadron had dumped nipo high explosive and 40 incendiary bombs mostly oil a golf course outside ot town Friday morning Eyewitnesses said they saw the plane fall info the water after British lighter planes had splat tered U tracer bullets No casualties were reported from the German attack although the bombs blasted craters 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep Bombardment of a wireless sta tion and crippling o a German supply ship in air operations off the Norwegian coast were report ed by the admiralty The air ministry said a suc cessful daylight raid had been made also Thursday on the Gcr manIicld airport at Cherbourg France It acknowledged how ever that hrce of a strong force nf coastal command uarplancs failed to return On the other hand the German ligh command said all eight71 British bombers were shot down jefore they coukl reach their ob jective at Cherbourg It reported also that a British submarine was sunk by a Uboat one merchantman was sunk and others were damaged in air at tacks on convoys off the cast coast and an airplane factory was set afire in another especially effec tive raid at Norwich in eastern England fied that volunteer recruiting had failed and conscription the vll only logical and reasonable ans1 added that the legislation would question but declared certain Call fornia citrus interests opposed a provision which would reduce from 80 per cent to twothirds the 1 lldavs French New Supreme Court Will Meet to Fix Blame for War VICHY France Henri Philippe Petains govern ment announced Friday the mem bership of Frances new supreme court arjd ordered it into session Aug 8 to fix the war responsibili ties of several ousted premiers Rrilons wondering whether the nazi blitzkrieg would come at all puzzled over a tabloid leaflet raid by Ger man bombers Thursday night Some conjectured that Adolf Hitler may he planning the slow war of blockade instead uf the lightning tactics lie has used be fore One Welsh town also was nl lackcd from the air Thursday niglit About half a bombs fell causing slight damage Whether Germany chooses the fast war of blitzkrieg or the slow war of attrition British leaders declared the nation is ready German airplanes staging the first leaflet raid on England since the outbreak of war showered a south coast port and a village in L beveiai nusiea premiers the southwest area with tourpage leaders and cabinet minis iihinirl OvtrcimnMntc army ters A decree published in the of ficial journal ordered Die court to hear the following cases Of all persons who committed tabloid newspaper style pamphlets containing extracts of Hitlers rcichslag speech July 19 Leaflets also were dropped on i Wales where fields in some sec crimes against the nation or bc j tions were described as while trayed their charge by acts which j snow from the paper storm con DK WRIGHT DIES MINNEAPOLIS Funeral porUon of growers required to vote arrangements were made Friday in favor ol citrus marketing agree ments Opposition was in prospect from some canning interest1 he said to a section extending the right to make marketing agreements to the producers of nearly all agricul tural commodities lor Dr Franklin R Wright 74 prominent Minneapolis urologist who died Thursday night A fac ulty member of the University of Minnesota medical school for 41 years Dr Wright held the rank of associate professor emeritus of urolosy aided in a passage from a state of peace to a state of war Sept 4 1939 or by acts which I later aggravated the consequencej of the situation created in the act of war i taining Hitlers peace or dcstruc tion ultimatum Hitler then offered Bvitnin n list chance to sock peace on siman terms or have her empire A shakeup in the diplomatic service also was announced in the Journal It confirmed the ap pointment of Henri Hayc as am bassador to the United States re placing Count Rene Saint Qucn tin who has been placed on the waiting list English Tides Next Week Would Be Most Favorable for Blitzkrieg STOUT AH of those are periods when ations of his inrrr At R a m Friday 70 At 230 n m Friday SS Kain trace AGO rTjNimun Minimum LONDON almanacs say that if Adolf Hitler is going to start his blitzkrieg on England this month the best times for it will be next Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Fri day mornings If the fuehrer paac up lutc days Uic next come in September j from the sccond to Tliirci choice would 1 then Oct 30Nov4 the seventh be Oct 1S re periods when the tides will be the highest The British are inclined to be lieve that if the Germans dont make the stab by midSeptember no invasion will be attempted un til next spring Ordinary prudence on the part of the nazi general staff these observers say will demand that at least six weeks be allowed for tiie campaign They point out Hitter cant count on good weather for oper ations of his air force once the equinoctial storms begin in mid September From then onBri tain is cloaked in fogs and mists so thick even the natives cant find their way the Geruinns would be bound to Ret lost Neutral military men picturing the nazi attack as they might run it Niy it should have these condi tions 1 A calm keep the Ger man soldiers from getting seasick on the across the North sea and English channel 2 in order Ihrt the flatbottomed barges of the first landing force can be driven high enough on the beaches for tanks to be run on to the sand in water not loo deep to put Iliem out of commission 3 Fog in the English to screen the expedition on its way Sometimes the center of the channel is foggy when clear on both These experts say preliminary sir bombardment and landings on the beaches all would be prepara run in through lanes of mines as a further safeguard However the British wnuld not be just sitting around while oil British spokesmen promptly and irmly rejected the appeal Tvo weeks of daily war raids but nothing passed At the time Hitlers speech was made the British press and radio both carried it fully The leaflets suggested pointedly that the British public might not have had an opportunity to read Hitlers words Morning newspapcis made over their late editions to tell about the leaflet raid this was going on They point out Hitlers lion would be vulnerable as it got into Hi ships and vouid DIES FROM MARSH At LTOWN l4 O S Mabic insurance Tiuuvdiiy became Marshall tory to the first major objective in any campaign to invade this of a port Once n port had been obtained they exi remain that way on the trip ams oiuntvs seventh traffic fatalitv iif plain the German could try to and during the attempted landing 040 Alien he died of injuries uf supply Ihc landing force by deepi They said they were confident fripd Monday when hicat water freighters convoyed by airJ any landing force wovild be plunged off a highway seven in short order i miles south of here plane and submarine and possibly eliminated ;