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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NE1GHIOAS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI CIATED PBTS AND UNWED PRESS FU10 LEASED WIRES FIVE CEK1S A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 26 1940 THIS PAFEB CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 277 NAZI PLANES FAIL TO REACH LONDON Auto Accidents Take 2 Lives at Osage KNUDSONBODY FOUND IN RIVER NEAR ORCHARD Mason Cityan 18 Suffers Broken Neck 5 Hurt Near Sheffield One North lowan was killed another died ot injuries received in an accident last week one was drownued and six were injured in mishnps over the weekend Some of the accidents were at tributed to the heavy rainfall in this sector which was res ponsible for bad driving condi tions on the highways Ellsworth Bowers 32 son of Mr and Mrs John E Bowers ol Osage died enroute to an Osage hospital Sunday night of injuries suffered when the car in which he was riding struck a parked truck onehalf mile east of Osage Sun day night Bowers was riding with H J Knutson of St Ansgar by whorr he was employed Knutson was driving the car The truck was parked in front of the Art Ap pleton residence and the automo bile smashed into it The car wai demolished Bowers is survived by his par ents Knutson escaped with minor in juries Guardsmen Home to Await Mobilization Hundreds of relatives and friends greeted Mason Citys 175 national guardsmen as they arrived home late Saturday afternoon after three weeks training at Camp Ripley Minn More training loomed ahead for the guardsmen however as President Roosevelt was expected to sign the national ffuard mobilization bill Monday Preparations are already under way here for what appeared Monday to be a certainty that the three local companies will be called into a years intensive training for modern war fare Lock photo Kayenay engravingr Wreck Injuries Fatal to Bissen Matt Bissen of Johnsburg Minn died in Nissen hospital in Sunday tured skull suffered in an automo biletruck collision north of Stacyville last Wednesday morn ing Mrs Bissen was killed in stantly in the accident A daughter Bernice is still in the hospital but her condition was reported Monday to be good Bissens funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at John berg Minn with burial there also Six children survive hospital Monday recovering from a broken neck suffered when the car in which he was riding over turned on the highway two miles east of Osage Saturday night was believeS the may have been responsible for the accident Wilson was riding with Robert Moore also of Mason City at the time of the accident Moore es caped with minor bruises Hospital physicians Monday re ported Wilsons condition was fairly good 175 Guardsmen Back Home IjEmpare ior Mobilization Mason City Companies Expect to Be Called in October for Year dau mai pita ing con A C sou Pai ingi B was piti Opt ft strc hos 1 Sti SOI thfc vaj mi fH tin 7i Sir st ho 01 yif MI Body of Orchard Farmer Is Found A 24 hour search lor the body o Clyde Knudson young Orchard farm hand ended early Monday afternoon as Knudsons bodv was found at the bottom of Cedar river near the Spring park picnic grounds by Verle Heller a farm er living near Orchard Sheriff B F Atherton of Fioyd county was in charge of the searching party which had been dragging the river since Knud sons disappearance at Sun day afternoon and gave up its search late Sunday night only to resume it Monday morning Knudson was canoeing in the river in Wildlife park and told his companion Duane Heller he would meet him a mile down stream Heller drove the mile down the river in his car but Knudson failed to show up Heller notified authorities who searched and found the canoe with the paddle in it It was dry how ever and it was believed Knudson may have been struck by a limb and fallen into the river He was a farm hand for W K Diedrich who has a farm miles north of Orchard Before going canoeing a com panion asked Knudson whether he could swim should his canoe tip over and the young man replied that he could 5 in Hospital After Accident persons were n a Hampton hospital Monday me in critical condition following i headon automobile collision hrce miles west of Sheffield in front of the Olkcrs farm Sunday afternoon Most seriously injured was Ada Belle Jones of Sheffield 11 vear old daughter of Mr and Mrs ftus ell Jones Mr Jones 35 was driving the car and others in the vehicle were Mrs Jones and an other daughter 10 year old Bonnie May Mr Jones is a truck driv er The other car was driven by Ed win Meyer 27 Thornton farm hand who escaped with minor in juries Both cars were destroyed by fires which broke out alter the collision but none of the occupants was burned as all were thrown out of the cars by the impact of the wreck Mason City Youth Suffers Broken Neck Melvin Wilson 18 107 Twelfth street northwest was in Mercy Percheron Show Held at Minnesota Fair STATE FAIR GROUNDS Minn UR The National Pcrchcror show was the feature of the Min nesota state fair program Monday total ot 54226 persons at tend the fair Sunday in spite of chilly weather and overcast skies The attendance on the first Sun day last year was 57951 One hundred seventy five na tional guardsmen returned to their civilian pursuits Monday follow ing three weeks of intensive man euvers in northern Minnesota but already plans were being made looking to mobilization for an ex tended period expected to come this fall Although definite mobiliza tion orders have not been re ceived Iowa national guard of ficers are expectingthat the state forces will be called some time in October for a years training probably in Louisiana In the meantime the three Ma sou City units arc laying plans for the mobilization and are in auguratingtwice a week drills in place of the once a week drills previously fallowed here f W Appointment of three Mason City physicians to constitute an examining board for the physical fitness of local guardsmen in the event of mobilization was an nounced by national guard offi cers in Minneapolis The cxnmin ing physicians will be Capt Glen E Harrison First Lieut R E Flickinger and First Lieut John M Hood Jr all ot the medical reserve corps The Mason City jruardsmen returned from their three weeks of field work at Camp Riplcv iUinn Saturday afternoon pany in Mason City is F cnmuan commanded by Capt F B Slia fer All three companies are pa of the 133rd Iowa infantry 900000 LIMIT AT ONE TIME IN DRAFT IS VOTED Senator Sheppard Says War Department Plans 4 Million Army WASHINGTON sen te acted Monday to limit to 900 00 men the number of conscripts vho might be in active training it any one time during peace under the BurkeWadsworth com lulsory military service bill The limitation was agreed to on a voice vote as a compromise between a proposal offered by Senator OJIahoney D Wyo for a limitation of 1000000 men and an amendment by Senator Lodjre R Mass for a limita tion of 800000 Previously the bill had carried 10 limitation and Senator Shep iard D Tex told his colleagues hat it was the war departments plan to train 3400000 conscripts in the next live years H was the war departments in tention Sheppard said to create a possible army of 4000000 men by early 1945 Sheppard stated this goal dur ing debate on enactment of con scription legislation He couplet with it the statement that to limi fhe number of peacetime to 800000 during any one period would seriously cripple the wa departments plan Senator Lodge RMass pro posed such alimitation Shepparc and some other conscription ad vocates were lining up behind a proposal bv Senator OMahoney DWyo for a 1000000 man limitation on trainees at any one period 4 Waves of British Bombers Swoop Down on Berlin Send Millions to Raid Shelters Nazis Claim No Damage 4 Done in First Attack on German Capital LOOK INSIDE FOR President Roosevelt was ex pected Monday to sign immediate ly The national guard mobilization bill which congress passed last week The national guard bill empow ers him to call cut 395000 guards men and army reservists for a year of active military service any where in the western hemisphere or in United States possessions After signing the hill he is ex pected to mobilize four guard di visions and some antiaircraft units comprising 55000 men for duly Sept 15 Another 55000 are expected to be mobilized Oct 15 about 65000 on Nov 15 and 40 000 Dec 15 ALBERT LEA FIRM LOW WASHINGTON M Jensen and company ot Albert Lea Minn submitted a low bid of for construction of a post office at Audubon Iowa While the men Ripley Jacob It were at Camp Magnani for merly a technical sergeant in the headquarters company com manded by Lieut Will E Hall was promoted to the rank of sec ond lieutenant and was assigned to company H under the command of Capt S N Grummon senior officer of the Mason City forces Lieut Magnani has hcd several years service in the local guard units The third national guard com MAY SET DATE OF CIO STRIKE Vote for Walkout at Oliver Plant Is Called by Workers CHICAGO negoti ating committees from the South Bend Ind and Charles City Iowa plants of the Oliver Farm Equip ment company met at the inter national headquarters ot the Farm Equipment Workers organizing committee Monday to consider plans for a strike for higher wages Gerald Field secretarytreasur er of the CIO organization said a strike vote already had been taken at the plants and that a date for the strike might be set Monday Members of the union claim skilled workmen in the South Bend and Charles City plants were not being paid on a scale commensur ate with that in other company brandies Sheppard said that the possi ble army of 4000000 men would include 3100000 con script trainees Upon enactment of the draft bill he continued the war department planned1 to call up these men beginning Oct 15 this year with a con tingent of 75000 By early January he said there would be 400000 draftees under training Another 400000 Sheppard con tinued would be called up April 1 1941 with 600000 the follow ing October I After that the men would be inducted in groups of 400000 each April 1 and October 1 through April 1 1044 That would bring in the final group to give a total of 3400000 con scripts All of these he said by expiration of the conscription bill in April 1D45 would have re ceived a year of training Sheppard said that in addition to this trained group of third line reserves General George C Marshall army chief of staff was counting on the regular army of 375000 men and a national guard of 271250 authorized and appro priated for plus 108000 author ized1 but for which there have not yet been appropriations The effect of the Lodge amend ment Sheppard contended would be to cut off 600000 from the war departments goal ot 3400000 trained third line reserves By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN I7P Berlin got its first taste of an air raid Monday when four waves of British bomb ers swooping above a protective ceiling of clouds skirted spectacu lar German antiaircraft fire and dropped incendiary bombs on the fringe of the city Berlins 4000000 population huddled in cellars and shelters for three hours and four minutes dur ing the early morning but in formed sources said only one threeroom garden cottage in the northern suburb of Rosenthal was damaged by fire and that there were no casualties Germans as serted no bombs were dropped on he city itself The lileli command said it was the first time British planes have flown over the German capital bul it was Berlins fifth air raid alarm Germans said that there was no damage and that one of the raid ers was shot down The high com mand said the aimless bombing lit only lionmilitary objects The daily communique declared numerous bombings were carried out Sunday night against the Brit ish airplane and armament indus try particularly at Birmingham Kingstown and Coventry where large fires and explosions were observed and the airport at XVarmwell northwest of Portland where fierce airfights developed The German radio said 1500 bombs were dropped on 38 objec tives in these sweeping raids Seventytwo British planes were shot down Sunday the high command said with 14 German planes raisin Saturday and Sunday total to 136 and 34 Mines are still being laid in iritish ports the communique aid and one German plane ven ured 22 miles west of Lands End nto the Atlantic to sink a 4000 on merchantship The Uboats reported the sink ng of 7G170 tons of shipping in luding four ships shot out of a envoy Meanwhile Germany dispatched note to Britain by way of Swiss iplomatic channels warning that eprisals will be taken unless riUsh aircraft stop firing upon irsl aid planes sent to rescue irmen shot down in the sea Just eforc dispatch of the note was nnounced officials said the rcws of two British bombers rere rescued Sunday night by hese first aid planes The British have charged some these planes with doing recon naissance GERMAN BOMBS SMASH 30 MILE COAST STRETCH 2 Big Aircraft Waves Turned Back by RAF in Fight 20000 Feet High By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON German war planes failed Monday in an attempt again to pierce Lon dons defenses but massed nazi raiders smashed at a 30 mile stretch of the south coast and showered bombs also on a wide area inland Two biy waves of Ger man bombers headed toward the capital were turned of f by British fight ers in a 10 minute battle in the clouds about 20000 feet over the southeast coast SYLVIA AGELOFF Says Former Sweetheart Is Dirty Murderer PAGE 2 Complete Judging in Fair Held at Osage STATK PAGE Germans in Air Raid Shelter Ruffled by Attack By TACK FLEISCHER BERLIN went through 2aj Berlins early morning air mid woj Monday and managed to reach j04 the United Press offices toward yifi the last of it despite the strictness of air raid wardens in keeping lurn a civilians in shelters j The streets were cleared quickly when the alarm sounded Buses street cars and subway trains were halted according to regula tions I was not far from the United Press bureau but my attempt to reach it was fruitless An air raid warden corralled me in the Pots damcrplatz and led me to the nearest air raid shelter only a few people in the shelter theless the Germans were decid and asked whether people were remaining in bed The warden cx cdly provoked that their sleep had been disturbed I tried to point plained that the building was an out that the English had been ex iffifn ii office one Besides myself there were an Italian and his Italian girl friend along with about a dozen Ger it was strictly against we smoked and dis Though the rules cussed the war generally The Germans all agreed that this raid was the first taste of direct warfare for Berlin Their reaction was rather difficult to understaud Most of the Ger pcriencing this for some weeks as well as Germans at other places in the reich but this failed to appease the ruffled feelings of the men and women and the couple of children who were my companions Finally I ran out and asked the warden if it would be all right for me to slide along the sidewalk next to the Ticrgar ten toward the United Press bur not have to pay a 50mark SSO finn it you are caught Good luck I did ail right until I near the bureau when a German po liceman halted me and asked What in hell is the matter with you I tried to explain The police man said All right but you are a plain damned fool for not taking shel I finally arrived at the bureau to find it completely blacked out and the staff feeling for the keys it from the office windov DIES IX DFS MOINES DES BIOINES P Love C6 former DCS Moines finance commissioner died Sun day night at his home He had been ill for several months The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy showers east and central Monday niKht and extreme southeast Tuesday cooler Monday night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Monday niehl and Tuesday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 83 Minimum Sunday night 64 At S a m Monday 65 Rain 20 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 50 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 55 Minimum in Night 53 At 8 a m Sunday 61 Trecipitation 138 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 47 as guns followed the sound of the raiders across the sky from one end o the city In the other The gunners apparently ceu trolled their fire solely by souml lUtcitiiis devices Some spectators gained he im pression the flyers were not sure they were over the city and were groping about trying to find an opening in the clouds Searchlights seemed to be of little use and were used sparingly by the ground defenses There were reports iliit pamph ets had been dropped at several oinU Informed sources said dial the Contents ot the leaflets reported o dwell on the imminence oC American nid to Britain would be published later in the day These sources declared the eaflets cited General TPcrslunss remarks urging that over ige United States destroyers be nacle available to Britain and also discussed the poor character hc German harvest this year forecasting suffering ahead for the Machine gun and cannon fire of MesKerschmitt fight ers escorting the bombers died away as the Germans made for home without breaking through at least three of their planes falling as the battles toll fourteen German planes were ieported lowned previously Later reports said uiotlier eight planes were shot down over the southeast urea in a lute afternoon battle making the clays lolal 25 so far An air raid alarm earlier seat Londoners underground for the sixth time since Saturday but the metropolitan area svas unscathed Hundreds of anliaircraft euns went into action against tiic British squadrons which thundered over Berlin So incessant and earsplitting vas the cannonading it was im possible for observers to tell vlicther blasls of bombs were ningled with the gunfire The iriush planes came over the city n at least four waves but au horities did not estimate their number The air raid alarm coincidefl with the appearance of British planes over extensive areas ol 3russin and Saxony causing warn ngs in many cities Liepzig crowded with visitors to the faT inous fall fair had a 25 minute alarm German authorities said first re ports indicated no bombs had been dropped in any ot those lo calities Appearance of the British raiders over Berlin was regard ed here as a possible attempt at retaliation for intensification of German raids Sunday on Eng land Reports from Switzerland said the Germans had reopened the Basel railway frontier gateway between Germany and Switer and which had been closed since June 30 Its closing was reported at the time to have been ordered to mask German preparations for attempted invasion of Those whose duties kept them above ground duiing the alarm in BOMB KILLS 3 IN IRELAND Eire Will Protest to Berlin Against Nazi Plane Attack DUBLIN Erie gov ernment announced Monday that German planes bombed three lo calities in county Wexford Mon day afternoon killing three Irish girls An immediate protest to Berlin was ordered The German planes dropped bombs in Hie vicinity of Sampilo Baliynitty and Bannow all in County Wexford on the southeast Irish coast The area adjoins St Georges channel an entrance to the Irish sea where German planes have been active for a week in an ef fort to harass shipping between Ireland and Britain Announcement of the bombing was made by the government in formation bureau which said the attack occurred between 2 p m and 3 p m The girls were killed by flying masonry when the cooperative creamery at Campilc on the River Barrow a few miles from the coast was struck One girl was injured at the creamery The bombs all fell within a small area just east of Vvatcrford Bannow is a port on Bnrmoubay a few miles southeast of Campilc a spectacular display of gunfire rent the all nson d Joh Indorse Shipstead ST PAUL candidacy I Berlin saw blackness and hundreds of us Senator Henrik Shipstead shells arched into the sky like Ifor reelectron on the republican t Roman candles ticket has been indorsed by Re Heavy clouds which hung only Publican Senators Hiram Johnson a few hundred feet over the city California and Arthur Capper j obscured the enemy planes from l Kansas the republican state comI view but the roar of motors was mittcc Cor Shipstead announced audible in the heart ot the city Monday Shipstead bolted the I farmerlabor party to run as a rej Splinters of antiaircraft l publican in the September pvi1 shells fell on rooftop like hail Imarics An air ministry spokesman said that the German air force had suffered a very sliarp re verse in daylight raids and that incrcasine night attacks apparently indicated a iiiange of tatties German reports said British planes were downed in air fight ing Monday at a rate of five to every German plane lost Besides Dover the channel hells corner Folkestone and the South Foreland apparently bore the blunt of the luftwaUes reply to Britains first big air at tack on Berlin Londons millions went scurrv ing to shelter at p m a m CST when alarm sirens screamed but they emerged again when he allclear signal was given 37 minutes later without any sign of the raiders or any activity by the citys antiaircraft guns Crossingthe southeast coast in he Germans at tempted to resell London after dayIonsr attacks on Dover anil Folkestone More than 50 Briton were killed in the hail of German bomb which fell inland as far as the Midlands the heart of Brit ains industrial region Berlin reported 1300 bombs totalling 300000 pound were dropped on 33 objectives in the British Isles duripg the night Small fires and property damage resulted in the London raid the British said Despite a growing clamor by Britons for retaliatory raids on Berlin an RAF spokesman de clared that Mondays attack on the German capitalby no means sig nalled the start of terror as saults on German civilian Scenes of horror were reported in a southeast coast town in Eng land Monday morning as na7i war planes spread death and destruc tion in a 20 minute raid during the shopping rush hour spewing bomb into crowded streets Simultaneously aviation ex perts in London estimated that 3 000 German one sixth of Hitlers total operating strength in the been thrown into the 3weekold as j sault on the island kingdom Tlio days biggest battle raged over Dover the Eng lish channel port only 22 miles from the French coast Four of the attackers were downed here Folkestone a town of 35000 population bore the brunt of a heavy attack in which two of the German craft were shot down after creating scenes of horror amongr the population Folkestone is southwest of Dover and 26 miles from Bou France South Foreland sparsely settled sandy waste northeast ot Dover ;