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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST 4 AB T DEPT Of 10 A COMP DES MQINES HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHKMtS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT k SPOT A ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 12 1940 THIS PAFJCB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI 2 Escape Death as Plane Falls 500 Feet NO 265 NAZI SWARMS BOMB BRITISH SHIPS PORTS Pictured above is the wreckage left when the airplane piloted by Herman DeBoer of Wesley went HlUde 1f fett andcrashed in onehalf mile north of Woden late Sun day afternoon The plane hid been purchased that same afternoon in Mason City by Archie Hannah of Wesley who was with DeBoer in the crash The condition of both men was reported to be cood Mon at Kossuth county hospital in Aljona where they were taken following the crash T 3P tf NEWLY BOUGHT PLANE CRASHES John R Williams 94 Civil War Veteran Dies at Home Hannah of Woden and DeBoer of Wesley Are Reported Recovering ALGONA Archie Hannah of Wodenand Herman DeBoer of near Wesley Monday were report ed to be recovering from injuries suffered when the airplane Han nah had purchased Sunday after noon in Mason City crashed as DeBoer piloting the ship sought to land onehalf mile Woden late Sunday afternoon The two men brought to the Kossuth county hospital at Al gona miraculously escaped death when their ship stalled at an altitude of 500 feet fell into a spin and crashed on the Ben Isebrandt farm The newly purchased plane was demol ished DeBoer suffered facial lacera tions and body bruises while Hannah suffered fauial cuts leg cuts and possible chest injuries Condition of both was reported to be good Monday DeBoer is 28 years old and Hannah about 20 The youths were taken from the wreckage by Elmer Meyer and lake Huisinga of Woden who were passing in a car nearby and saw the plane fall Sam Anderson of Wesley flying in the same vi cinity also was a witness to the crash Hannah is employed by his father a welldigger and house mover at Woden and DeBoer is a farmer DeBoer is the son ot Mr and Mrs Glaus DeBoer who live seven miles north of Wesley He graduated from Wesley high schoolin 1929 He has two broth ers and three sisters WIIXTAMS 8 LIVES LOST IN HURRICANE Danger From South Aflanlic Tropical Storm Believed Passed ATLANTA from the worst tropical hurricane to strike the South Atlantic coast in recent years passed Monday after bringing death to at least eight persons wrecking property flood ing highways and crippling com munications The force of the storm spent itself inland but heavy rains con tinued over Georgia and South Carolina Historic Charieston remained cut off from all communications after amateur radio operators ivere forced io abandon a station when water flooded a power house Funeral Services of 94 Year Old Pioneer to Be Held on Tuesday John R Williams 94 who for many years hat been one ot the few remainng Civil war veterans in Mason City died at his home 309 Madison avenue northwest Sunday morning at 7 oclock fol lowing a brief illness Only this year he had received the national honor of being ap pointed as aidedecamp on the staff of the commanderinchief of the Grand Army of the Republic under Adjutant General Thomas Ambrose Upon the death Ad jutant General Ambrose two months ago Mr Williams was rc appointed to the post by the suc ceeding Adjutant General T J Noll Ir Williams always inleresi ed in events of the was a resident of Cerre Gordo county for years For many years he had served as honorary chair man of local Memorial day pro grams and for other patriotic occasions For many years he was commander of the local G A R post and was an honorary member of the Veterans of For eign Wars Born in Jo Daviess county 111 May 28 1846 he gi9w to man hood there and enlisted in the union forces He was assigned 1 And a Good Time Was Had By All Company D of the 142nd infantry of Illinois which was a portion of the 14th army corps and servei with thatorganization until tin end of the war During his 18 months of mili tary experience Mr Williams saw some intensive fightinr in the second battie of Corinth and the Guntown raid as well as in other skirmishes with the Confederates Mr Williams re ceived his honorable discharge at Camp Fry Chicago in 1865 On March 5 1871 Mr Williams was married to Miss Elizabeth Howell at Monroe Wis They re sided at Darlington Wis for a short timeand then moved to Iowa in 187K Mr Williams ririv CLEAR tlie waterfront for five blocks part of the Sunday crowd of 10000 sncclalors is shown above at Clear Lakes second annual Governors Celebration and Water Festival They saw Gov Georje A Wilson learn a few pointers on right photo from W P Butler cen a roval SS G Basley slte trcasurer Butlers right The got a big laugh at the antics of Pinkie Ostrander upper Clear Lake athlete who knov Ir just bclorc an exhibition of birling staged by a nationally v motors echoed alonr the waterfront as races were run off by the Cedar i L Racine association throughout the afternoon With the exception of a light sprinkle at the weather man cooperated and withheld his showers for the duration of the program The cele Army officials at Fort ing here with a team and wagon j son Ga said their radio operators i and Mr Williams following some had received no reports of severe I time later They settled on a farm casualties in Charleston Fort Moultrie gave refuge to some 600 civilians from Sullivans island near Charleston and most of the residents at other vacation resorts along the Carolina and Georgia coasts moved to points of safety ahead of the wind Coast guardsmen and state highway patrols raced to warn all persons in exposed areas before the hurri cane struck No word of casualties came from HERMAN DKBOER j cither Fort Plane vannah or Scrcven Beaufort near Sa S Car if where the storm and accompany ing high tide struck in force Mil j ilary sources received no informa j tion of damage at the big Parris j island marine base and announced n r thcy assumed personnel had DOBUQUE trouble escaped unharmed 2 From Ihibuque Die in Air Crash was blamed for an airplane crash near here which cost a young Du buquc mechanic and his 20 year old wife their lives Sunday Mr Mrs Leonard Atkinson the victims rented a ship and ac cording to witnesses had been stunting for friends when motor trouble apparently set in The couple crashed near Scales Moun tain Atkinson studying for his comercial pilots license and had 150 flying hours 45 in Canada Meet Death in Weekend Heavy Accident Toll TORONTO least 45 persons met death in Canada in weekend accidents Of that number 11 were killed in highway accidents three died i in railway crossing accidents and REPORT DISPUTE SETTLED one was kilted in a plane crash SOUTH BEND Jnd Quebec headed the list of prov in CCITO Gordo county where they resided until moving to Mason City about 10 years ago Surviving Mr Williams are two daughters Miss Kathryn Wil liams and Mrs W J Wallace ol Mason City five son Robert Williams Boise Idaho Fred Wil ette Williams Denver Colo and ID grandchildren and six great grandchildren Air Williams was preceded in death by his wife Nov 24 1938 and two children Mrs J M Stcvcnsnn and Clinton Wil liams and one brother Williams who died April IT 1940 Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at oclock si the Palerson funeral home with the Rev William Galbreth associate pastor of the First Meth odist church in charge of serv ices Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery sgrcement to settle a dispute which had slowed down produc tion in the Bendix Products cor in poration aircraft division wns re pmted Monday to include change near Minnesota Legionnaires Discuss IL S Defense HIBBING Minn al defense problems dominated the attention of state Legionnaires Mondny as they met at the 22nd annual convention of the Minne sota department n the American i Legion National defense was con A fm I of seven was wiped out sidered of such importance that Val Dor Quo when their 1 ince with nine drowning nine Killed on highways and one death plane crash in a contiaci between the company automobile drove off a terry land the appointment bv DoDirtment ann the United Au omobiic Work ing sagc nmi overturned in six Commander All n BrigPSt Paul j Z 11ch con eot of o watcv The victims were of a special 10man committee to CCdcd to the fllm the ripht tr CP Irvn rtr IUUIIMIIHL u tn the film he right to se lect executive personnel Joseph Jean of Malartic Que his wife and their five children prepare a resolution on conscrip tion and oilier defense problems Downs Chairman of Illinois Central Board Succumbs in Chicago CHICAGO body of Lawrence A Downs chairman of the board of the Illinois Central raiiroad was taken to New Or leans La Monday for burial after funeralservicesat Holy Name cathedral Downs died Saturday after a long illness Hewas 63 He had worked for the Illinois Central 40 year beginning as a S60 amonth rodman He was president of the road 12 years un til illness forced him to resign from active service in 1938 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer west and central Tues day MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday Si Minimum Sunday night BS At 8 a m Monday 74 Rain Sunday afternoon 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 7fi Minimum fn Rain The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 7i Minimum in nifhl fi4 At 8 3 m Sunday 71 Precipitation n inch YEAR AGO Maximum ivj Minimum si Ram 165 inches 10000 at Clear Lakes Celebration RACES ONT SPORTS PAGE CLEAR estimated 10000 persons attended the sec ond annual Governors day cele brationand water festival held at Clear Lake Sunday Gov George A Wilson honor ciicst of the day spoke briefly from a special stand creeled be hind the retaining wall at the foot of Slain street The chief executive nf the state said at Clear Lake which is noted for its recreation reminds me we have something to he thankful for in this country in that we dont have to devote any of our time or energies even our leisure time to the pursuits of war Among other state officials pres ent for the gala occasion were Mark Thornburg secretary of agriculture Earl Miller secretary of state and W G C Baglcy stale treasurer the latter con gratulating Clear Lake for ils sponsorship of Governors day and expressing the hope that a similar event would be held next year with Governor Wilson again the honor guest i 9 I Also attending the event wore Barr Keshlear chairman of the I commerce commission Mike Con I way also a member of that com j mission Representative Herman j Kmidon of Ceno Gordo county j i and Dr A B Phillips mayor of i j Clear i Dr K K Kutu of Mason City was master of ceremonies for the sports events explaining through an amplifying system the vari See Evidence of Prelude to Major Attack BERLIN turned warms of swift fighting planes nd bombers loose against Eng and Monday in a prolonged st ick which bore evidence that it the precursor ofthe longex ected general assault on the is and kingdom Bent on destroying Britains iiipping and harbor facilities and emoralizing her people the nazi ir raiders swept over the south in coast sending loads of bombs nan armed convoy of merchant lips off Margate and hammering way at the historic naval base of ortsmouth The official German news agency DNB declared thr in vader1 started huge fires at Portsmouth and destroyed an airport at Mansion Dorsetshire almost directly north of Way mouth and Portland where the German attacks centered Sun day Hour by hour DNB said news oE fresh British losses poured in ram the fighting forces The nazi airmen the agency said had cowed the British fighter crews Destruction of 71 British planes with only 17 German planes miss ing was reported by DNB official German news agency Earlier a DNB summary had said 40 Brit ish planes were shot down ovei Portsmouth and seven other wrecked at Mansion three in th air and ori the ground This raised the unofficial Gei man tally to 164 in two days fighting during which the narj have acknowledged loss of onl 41 of their own One of the British planes sho down according to the Germans was a Curtiss fighter This one of the few times that Ameri canmade planes have been re ported shot clown in aerial dog fights over England Tin Germans it was report ed here were under orders to conduct a free chase which they interpreted as to to ivhere and when they pleased in suit of he British RAIDERS STRIKE 125 MILES OF ENGLISH COAST British and German Claims Vary Widely on Resuks of Fights BULLETINS LONDON fpt Thirtynine jcrman planes were known to lave been destroyed and nine British planes are missinjr in Mondays air battles around the British coast an air mlnistry cammunique said Monday niflil LONDON aerial attacks on the big naval base at 1ortsinoiith in which larne forces are employed as well as on the Isle of Wight and Hie English channel coast were acknowledged officially Monday night LONDON tP Hundreds of jerman air raiders slvuck some of he hardest blows ot the war along the 125 mile stretch of Englands south coast between Dover and Portsmouth Monday but Britains defenders again claimed a heavy toll ot the nazi dive bombers At least IS ajid possible twice that many were brought down in Mondays widespread air combats the British said The Germans claimed 71 British planes for the days Chief targets of the German blasts were a southern town identified by German dispatches as the great naval base of Ports mouth and a southeastern port which the Germans said was Four waves of bombers smashed at the latter objective the fourth coming Jate in the afternoon The raids were continuing early Mon day night with an ineffectual raid on another southeastern town The greatest apparently was blast however loosed on the Only a change in the weather i southern town Portsmouth attacked at noon The Germans reported shoot ing down n total of 1G4 British planes Sunday and Monday Jf j Two hundred German planes struck at the southern town but the British said they pre vented all but 55 from rcach ins heir eoat if The Germans flew over in waves at high altitude from the Sunday made the Germans break off their fierce attacks on Britain the nazis said Monday Mondny the Germans asserted the British were reluctant to en gage in aerial combat Their pursuit planes opened fire at long range then with drew reported DNB adding that German planes then went to work on Portsmouth and Weymouth firing tanks and bombing the har bors and shipyards and diving low to attack convoys nus raccs As the battle7 progressed it ap Lhcrbough and dive One of the afternoons highj pcared to be taking ihe shape ex omuctl ils W approached the ighls was the log rolling cxhibi1 peeled by military observers as c IVU e1 wls shot down t by Wisconsin experts Jim ligl lion my Hegeman 13 did a cartwheel and headstand on a log Jim Run ning national trick and fancy log rolling champion sat on a chair on a log then walked over it and Ray Heideman skipped rope on a log The troupe also played leap frog on the big timber LOOK INSIDE FOR MARTIN A NELSON Names Key Republicans to Assist in Campaign PAGE 2 the prchitie to the general attack The high command however gave no hint that the moment had cornc for flic drive Sn far thf wave on wave of bombers which distinguished thepower attacks against de fense positions rn he west front have nnt yet developed against an English port or point in the interior in the sea five others were destroyed almost as soon as Ihev crossed the coastline A warship shot down another raider The British said private prop erty was damaged but no naval objectives were harmed The raiders turned their ma chine guns on citizens in the streets the British reported bin the number of casualties was not knoun In another engagement alone in the attack cn shipping off i lhp coilsl fighters reporter Margate DNB said four British y shft lIown hvo German shipping planes attacking shipping and drove off 23 raiders from a coastal merchant vessels totalling 10000 tons vcre sunk by dive bombers DNB describing the Portsmouth raid said about 40 planes took part frying from the south nverl Spithcad and dividing into three j addition to the nazi planes shot groups just before they reachedj down Sunday in one of the the big iiiival base Thr new British hag was in The first croup DNB said bombed a munitions and mine depot the second hurled ils load of explosives at the docks and ways while Ihc third attacked a bit oil tank yard Hobo Convention at Britt to Be Aug 19 PACK 3 Indians Hopes Rest on Fellers Arm PAGE 9 greatest air battles of the war Official reports said 60 and un official reports said 69 German plajics were destroyed Again the center ot the Gcr man storm appeared to be the I SCHltl across the fnglish channel from the nearest Fives breaking cut reached a German size which German flyers until An Associated s now had never before observed spondenl at IhiEr noted agency j minutes by from It asserted also that British dy ers refused to fight the invading squadrons contenting themselves with taking shots at the nazi planes from n distance So many bombs were from the heaviest caliber to the in cendiary the landing ficlct looked as if it had been freshly plmvcri DNB declared Barracks hangars and dock facilities collapsed thr agency said Four hiirriranc fighters starting to attack were destroyed on runuays Six others were shot down in air fichtint two raids willi ng two hours on a southeastern town One of the sharpest engage ments in Mondays southeast I battle was fought at 12000 more than two miles up Two German planes vcre seen to break away from the icst and as they dived a Biitih Spitfire sal in the tail of one of them The raider bunked then looped quickly trying in shake off the Spitfiir but ihr RAF pilot looped with i and got home several bursts of machinegun fire Apparently hit the ;