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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1940, Mason City, Iowa I ni di ec fo tri foi tri ne th A Ht F NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON c a H 1ST UlU 4 1ST 8EPT Of COM UOlHf9 IA NIWSrAHR THAT MAKIS ALL WWAMS HOMI EDITION MASON CITY THI MIGHT SPOT HEATED DEBATE IS OPENED ON BILL FOR DRAFT Sheppard Declares Compulsory Training Tragic Necessity j Claihl Lost 60 Planes While Nazis Say British Losses Were 49 Craft German English Version R V P I T TVT The B9Little of US Planes BERLIN W The German nigh command announced Friday that 49 British planes were shot down in the heavy air righting Thursday near the Isle of opening debate on military 1P Friday that j ne had irned from authoritative mili t sources of imminent peril of aska llom the meninterjected his state while Chairman Sheppard D ff the senale military committee and others were dis i BurkeWadsworth compulsory military service bill t0t Sheppard sain a lraec nccessUy be mameni must be ac speedily Taking issue Senator Vanden berg RMich declared he ouW tiTW 4J1nu merabe recruiting sta have to take re MThhigh said 12 Brit tro d l balioons were des in the attack Dove isn haven1 fiot more men isnt it because they havent set their quotas high enough that war showed no possibility army by Octo ber through voluntary senator replied testified tha COmf that complete equipment for m avmy of 750OCm men would no be available until 1942 He safd 396000 blC of about J36000 national guardsmen and reserves to the 273000 tne leu give this legular array would j become every day more menacinr toward the free and aepcvtuent democratic coun nes Sheppard asserted in ure of measure require an esti men from 21 through 30 years of ajfe to regis The bloody conflicts they have imposed on many of such coun he United and are still imposing on those countries he continued call for he immediate establishment by the bmted States of a nucleus of armed forces in the air on the sea and on land properly equipped and capable of expansion within an adequate time into proportions futacient to overcome attack on the United States or the western hemisphere The time element is a tragic necessity because the voluntary system cannot accomplish the emergency work absolutelv needed y Sheppard contended that a larger army was needed imme diately to protect American in terests in the western hemis phere ivarnins that if the Fanama canal were put out of commission our navy would be helpless mill i C9mmunque said German minelaying planes continued thenoperations off English ports according to plan while other airforce units again attacked air plane antiaircraft defense IStanT 3nd Two British planes were re ported shot down by antiaircraft Th r T 1 ds on Germany inuisday night m which isolated causd dam i SeYeral civilians were said Thirtythree Spitfires w ere among the British planes oyeci tlie communique said SELECT DEMO Sparsley Attended Convention Names Mahoney of Boone DES MOINES demo ciatic partys list of candidates for he state supreme court was com T J Mahoney G3 Boone won he only contested nomination for supreme court justice Renominated by acclamation wi H Hamilton of and Paul Richards who now occupy Uons on the supreme court bench Mahoney a former assistant ati toraey general defeated J LONDON paid with loss of at least 00 planes tor Inursdays wholesale aerial as on British shores and ship the air ministry reported V as nazi air attacks con tinued In all the ministry said BO German planes were destroyed and many others toll of about one in seven of some tOO nazi raiders it counted in the great est attack in British history A loss of 16 British planes wns acknowledged but the air try said three pilots previously counted as missing now are re ported sate two ot them wounded An authoritative source said the merman communique reporting 12 merchant ships totaling 550 ns sunk in the forays mult plied by three the British Contrary to the German repor this source said the attacked con voy contained no tanker nor ii deed any ship th tonnage figures for single shin given m the German claim men tioned an 8000 ton tanker and tw steamers of 5000 and 4000 ton Two German bombers were shot down Friday one by anti aircraft fire after it had bombed a northeast coastal town and the UowS bytthree sPitfirs off the northwest coast Three of the crev of Ihe second naxi plane were captured in J rubber boat Although the intensity of the at tacks apparently hacl slackened f air ministry reported scatteiec i aids throughout Thursday jmd Friday It disclosed there had been some damage to properh and some casualties one of vvhicl was fatal in southwest England OUUUIWLSI JingtancI bombardments of the Dover the Bristol C ihwest England and ule also caused some dam age and killed some person Casualties however were saidI to have been few Seven persons were reported 2 injured i al convention vo a convention was so hght that some delegates cast large blocks of votes Fortyone of the states 99 coun ties had no delegates present The incluJed Carrol and Pottawattamie counties bot democratic strongholds the to 531 for Kintzingtr who js n former member of the coutl Kintzinger the only dele Sate present from Dubuque coun l led until the fifth ballot wi IU wiinarawTl from Panama Hawaii Puerto Sico or Alaska without vital dis asterhe warned To permit hese strategical areas to fall into ne hands of any enemy would jeopardize the security of the con tinental United States itself Overwhelming senate passage of the bill authorizing the president to muster the national guard and army reserves emboldened con scription advocates Friday to pro Pose a broader registration pro gram under the BurkeWads worth compulsory service meas The guardreserve bill was sent to the house with only minor Seven senators voted against passage BuJow D S Gil lette Holt Dw Va and Lundeen FLMinn IVOULD AFFECT NT MIM I01VA DES MOINES ttonal guard officials e lhat nearly assed by the senate national guards and reserve officers avAii able for active service by the government I l7n Tii 2S ay put lest they be killed was underscored by Thuwdays daylong attack in that inn Cia lallies reported that BOO nazi planes roared over the Channel and inland in waves of about 80 planes each One aU factt formation included 150 planes bombers and fighters Serves Sentence for Tickling Feet of Minor Without Her Consent ROCHESTER N H Willard 30 began serving a In thc house T J MAHONEY Iowa Daily Press Photo Minnesota Newspaper Men to Aid Save 100 Lives Drive Gutknecht Suggests Keeping Files of Violation Repeaters t M Friday he tickled the feet a minor with out her consent An old New Hampshire stalut such a practice was inl after a 15 yea old claimed Willard entered Her bed r by municPaI court pleaded guilty to this charge and to one of breaking and r 3nd Was given a ijonths sentence but three months of it was suspended SMOTHERS IOWA CITY Ha manXtwo old son ol Mr and Mrs John F Haman of Iowa Ctv to death ThurT pULUTH Minn spta newspaper men were to help save 100 lives in he state during the next r months At 3 traffic seminar of the 1 T Safety Foundation 80 nevispaper men planned a state wide program for the elimina tion of traffic accidents based on the slogan Will you help save 100 lives in Minnesota dur ing the next 12 months Judge John Gutknecht Chicago iggestedthe keeping of gradu files of repeaters of traffic awviolations e size of the fine is not what 0 1S the average first offen er the judge explained De ent treatment will do more than igh fines Leave 4he high fines 01 the veappearance Members appointed to the Save committee include ArSt Minne Alton D Smalley St aul Rolf Mills Minneapolis ay Sicard Duluth John Casey Hillman Two Harbors Lud g Hoe Montevideo Kenneth arson Mountain Lake The plan of S3VC 100 ives n a Mr Wai 2 lowans Killed and 3rd Injured in Car Ule UL ule Minneapolis btarJournal who told of the sue thS movemcnt Iowa two reached in November W3S ifi Sf tor of traffic research for Yalr A IC Sidney J Williams consultant for Earl Hall editor of the Ma tity Iowa GlobeGazette f lhe speakers on the s program Thursday oml0 nrCeday at which SUme Tl Minnesota editors tllc T were y oun cam Jo a close Thursday he was killed y a load maintainer near his home James Porter he driver told au thorities thc boy ran in fr Crash Near Clarinda CLARINDA WAn automo bile crash 10 miles north of here Thursday night resulted in two deaths and serious injuries to third person 2I5 ot CIarinda and i i 3 ot New Market were killed and Roberta Grimsley 23 of Filer Idaho was criticallv njured J Witnesses said Webb the driver apparently lost control of the car and it plunged off the road and struck a telephone pole EGYPTCANCELS ALL LEAVES Receives Reports of Italian Plans Calmly Takes Precautions CAIRO Egypt of U officers and men were can celed by the police commandant Jrnclay as a precautionary meas ure against emergencies Police were urged to keep a vigilant watch for maintenance of public security and safeguard ing of public security Egypt generally received calm ly reports of heavy Italian troop movements on the LibyanEgyp lia brder rafnd of Italian plans to start an offensive in the west Reprimand to ium She is determined to keep out directly attacked by Italy informed sources asserl a ml5 forces are moie than adequate to cooe with any Italian threat P Iowa Boy 5 Killed by Road Maintainer GUTHRIE CENTER vr Join Cudahy American ambassador t Belgium was reprimanded pub Jicly by the state department Fri for his press interview h ondon on Belgium food condi tions and other aspects of the Ger man occupation of that country Sumncr Welles retary of slate reading a for mal statement at his press con ference said tlial Cudahy by direction of President Hoose veit had been revested to re turn to the United States imme diately for consultation Cudahy the statement said had given the interview in violation i standing instructions of the dc Jartment of state and certain he views expressed by thc am assadoiarc not to be construed s representing the views of this ovcrnment tiiifi i lc blatement con iinucti illustrates once again the importance which must be at tributed by American representa tives abroad to the departments instructions to refrain al this critical time from making public statements other than those made m accordance with instructions of the department of state Cudahy was criticized in the BriUsh press for the interview in which he said that conditions approaching famine would result Belgmm this fall unless American food supplies could through the of Italians in aans in tish Somallland pressed an ad ance toward Berbera capital and ted im air an port the British admit Friday as they claimed a ging victory in the biggest battle of llio African war in An army communique said the of motorized UOODS which seized Hergeisa and Oadwena early this week were continuing a northward march through he barren rocky hill roads toward the coast which they aim to seize for n Ethiopian outlet on the Gulf Adcn the Indian ocean Hergeisa is about 100 miles aou 00 miles from Berbera Oadweinn about 80 Ihe anbattle was foucht Thursday when the British 71 tacked an Italian force apparently convoying caravans of supplies io desert forces concentrating on the Egyptian border The middle eastern command here said 15 Italian planes were destroyed when a British force outnumbered more than two to over Italian Libya The British said the battle took place some distance west of Sidi Omar when the Britons appar ently sent out to break up Italian troop and supply concentrations being prepared for Italys main offensive against Egypt and Suez The British admitted the lo of Iwo planes Italians Claim Victory in Air ROME Italian command Friday claimed high i by the British in a nerce aiv battle over the Libyan Egyptian frontier They said five British planes were shot down to Turn Mr 1 xvvic snot C10V two of tlic Italians althougl latter were outnumbered by Stefani Italian official news agency said the British air squadl ron uInch the Italians foufiht Thursday on the Libyan frontier evidently was intended to sup port some offensive action planned against our forces Tiie agency indicated the Italian planes were escorting troop moe ments saying they were engaged n usual scouting flights and pro cctivc cruising The air battle Stefani said he liveliest thus far BOW TO Admit Gains JAP REQUEST IN WITHDRAWAL U S Which Has Forces at Shanghai Notified of Troop Movements LONDON Britain Fiiduy ordered withdrawal of British troops from Shanghai and north China for transfer eke where in the far east following a request for such action under stood to have been niadc by Japan The British government en raged in a iire lrd deatll struggle in Europe and in seri ous dispute with Japan was un derstood to have decided in principle on the troop with drawal about two months Britain had between 2000 and 3000 troops In Shanghai Peip and Tientsin V if It wns stated that the Japanese made this request to Britain simultaneously with Japanese de mands later accepted for closing of the Burma road and otherwise cutting off supplies to the Chi nese Britain informed the United States which has forces stationed in Shanghai ot the decision but there was no indication here whether United States troops would be available in the future to patrol the British sector of the international settlement There are French soldiers and n e are renc sodiers and several hundred Italian troops in IED a vie several Hundred Italian troops in air lorce reportedly the Shanghai international settle ritish in a mcnt The Italians would risk cap lure by the British navy U re moved BENEFIT GAME IS POSTPONED SPORTS BULLETIN The benefit game for Blackie Espinosa Friday night at the Roosevelt ball park was postponed because of rain Nora Springs was scheduled to meet the Mason City Imlependenfs undcr the lifflits The came will he held at a later Iafp vda quoted as mat the German soldiers o occupation conducted themselves possibly better than would have American troops under such cii I cumslances LOOK INSIDE FOR Sunyan L L old so the ine no t ordered j tax levy mm after a treasury re a healthy 515757000 cash balance in th fTfo general fund as of last June 30 winftowerd rae exactly half tvnv lnas ln tlis Pwpcr iy tax bills means that real esiatp Sffi r aboufss 000000 for state government mi Drn pi pioMmatcJy 56000000 this year n announcing the above re live no rt tive needs which may h consideration of the nlxt prase imneralivn needs Other state offiS how ever mdicated that the chief e I the in1ernatmn5i ciJL the enaonal comes more acute The governor added that the v 111 situation be e flaencultuval land credit fund and was decided upon with out respect to this matte tlJ wlier this week held agricultural land credit act slraTn nraISdKigVed to rolieve the strain of Sigh school taxes on the u rbnanS Ofri Pfutural lands in hict i school dis C The effect saved the treasury a year to 1 Mill 51575f809 gross balance the governor said Tvere 4MCpjndCd aPProPrations of and checks issued but nnt cashed of leaving a nil cash balance of S9508034 On June 30 1939 the net cah balance was 57331132 the gov or 52176902 ine June 30 1910 figure bccn made Possible by strict economy combined with every day watchfulness bv Vi son The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy siorial light rain cast r mgni Saturday generally fair preceded by occasional light rain extreme east warmer MINNESOTA Fair west iouoy east occasional iln extreme southeast cooler near Lake Su perior warmer northwest Fri day nighi Saturday generally fair and warmer IN MASON CITY sialis Mavimum Thursday 70 Minimum Thursday night si Hain m Frilhr 6B YEAR AGO cv Minimum Rain ELKANOR JARJIAX m Officers Hunting for Escaped Blond Tigress PAGE 2 North Iowa Baseball Ties to Face Knife SPORTS PACK Winneshiek Fair to Open at Decorah PAGE 8 vn to h theAChinese spokesman szid that 16 to Brilish decision to withdfaiv nas of minor imporiance hut it nas another move in the di rection of Japanese control the settlement A communique issued identical jyjiere and at Shanghai said British troops at present sta tioned at Shanghai and in north ern China are being withdrawn for service elsewhere Whether they would be sent to llong Kong the British naval base on the southeast coast was not immediately made known Hong Kong was being guarded closely against tens of thousands or Japanese troops now in south err China U meint that Britain so fiir as its military forces on strictly Chinese soil were concerned uas getting out It obtained its foothold in China almost 100 years ago hi 1843 in thc opium war and fought another wir and the Boxer rebellion to hold British troops nvc stationed at Peipinz in the legation quarter at Tientsin in the British conces sion and at Shanghai in the inter national settlement Left to defend foreign interests ire American marines al the three with the main force at Shanghai where they have their o n concession and French troops who guard the French concessions t Tientsin and Shang There are about 1500 British troops at Shanghai it was said authoritatively two battalions minus one company At Tientsin there is one company perhaps 151 to 300 At Peiping there are a handful It wasannounced last November that the North China forces stationed at Tientsin and Peiping would be reduced to the number necessary to protcct property and maintain order H was considered that the pres ent garrison was too small to inept nny major situation at Shanghai but that it wns sufficient to be useful elsewhere Withdrawal it wassaid FYidnv had been under consideration ever since the European war started The press association which en joys excellent sources in situations like the present commented Britain at war must dispose of her forces in the best manner JAPANESE HOPE OTHERS TO WTOIDRA1V SHANGHAI expect pc thiit othcr will ithdraw a Japanese embassy spokesman said Friday when in formed that Great Britain ad or dered withdrawal of its troops froma Shanghai and northern The spokesman made his state mcnt after saying that he had no special reaction as regards the DI insn announcement He pointed out that at the start European warJapan hsd asked that troops of be withdrawn ;