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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1940, Mason City, Iowa r MARION H 1ST HFPT DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UlfllED PHESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGKIORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 25 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT IUIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 250 BRITISH BLAST BLITZKRIEG BASES L Dibble 75 Prominent Minister Dies RITES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY IN LOCAL CHURCH Pastor Had Served as Moderator for Iowa Congregational Group Dr William Liggett Dibble 75 retired minister and for 16 years pastor of the First Congregational church of Mason City died late Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital following a lengthy ill ness Doctor Dibble who had been a resident of Mason City for 21 years had been prominent in re ligious civic and business activi ties in this community Widely recognized in the Congregational ministry Doctor Dibble served stale modera tor of the Congregational con ference at Iowa a member of the executive committee for four years End chairman of the ex executive committee for two years He was moderator of the Mitchell association of the Con gregational church for six years and a member of the executive committee for six years He was also prominent in the Masonic order having served as district lecturer past master of the Benevolence lodge of Mason City grand chaplain and deputy grand masterof the grand lodge of Iowa He was a charter member and past president of the Kiwanis club and iriitoorservedron the board of direc torsof tte Mason City Chamber of Commerce was prominent in the launching of theCommunity Chest in Mason City Funeral services will be held at the First Congregational church here Friday afternoon at 30 oclock with the Rev J Rich mond Morgan pastor of the First Congregational church at Water loo close friend of Doctor Dibble for 25 years in charge Assisting will be the Rev Royal J Mont gomery Cedar Rapids superin tendent of the Iowa state confer ence of Congregational and Chris tian churches and the Rev Stiles Lessley of the Congregational church at Osage I A Masonic funeral will be held at the grave in Elimvood ceme tery with Benevolence lodge in charge Hemley J Glass close personal friend of Doctor Dibble will conduct the service R J Mc Ewen will be chaplain Masons have been asked to meet at the hall at oclock to go to the DR W L DIBBLE church body J H Searle and the cemetery in a Bristow grand to be vices A master of Masons in Iowa cs his regret in being unable number of representa tives of the grandlodge arcex pected to be present The body will be akcn from the Patterson funeral home to the church at 1 oclock and will lie there in state until the time of the funeral Doctor Dibble had been in ill health since he suffered a stroke shortly after his retirement from the pastorale of the local chuch in 1935 Minor recurrences of this stroke continued to undermine his health and 15 weeks ago he was taken to the hospital Doctor Dibble was born at Ran dolph Wis Jan 1 1865 the son ot James Weston and Mary Eliza beth van Hornam Dibble who had migrated lo Columbia county Wis irom New York state When he was 4 years old His parents moved to Howard county Iowa where he lived until he was U years old when his parents moved to South Dakota settling between Flandreau and Brookings There he attended country school and the Brookings academy from which he was graduated He was Congregational church at Ivanhoe a suburb of Chicago He was ordained in the Con gregational church upon his graduation from the seminary in May 1893 and active In the ministry until his retirement on Sept 1 1935 from the First Congregational church ol Ma son City which pulpit he had filled for more than 16 years Before comin to Mason City he held churches at Guthrie Okla Vermillion S Dak Col umbus Nebr and Charles City He is survived by two brothers J B Dibble of Hurley S Dak and Zell Dibble of Los Angeles Cal and four sisters Mrs Har riet Stowe of Seattle Wash Mrs Roy Warner of Muscatine Mrs Andrew Whaley of Rutland S Dak and Mrs William P Slock um of Arlington S Dak and two sons Lester C Dibble Mason City attorney and John W Dibble president and manager of Highway pil company here Four granddaughters also survive COULD EMBARGO OIL SHIPMENTS Roosevelt Adds Scrap Iron to Commodities Subject to Limitation WASHINGTON Roosevelt Thursday added petrol eum nnd petroleum products scrap iron and other scrap metal tothe list of commodities subject to possible embargo He signed an order subjecting these lo a system of export licensing should it be deemed necessary soon atter Secretary Ivlorgenthau confirmed stoppage of two shipments of oil to Spain The order amended a proclama tion and regulations issued last July 2 designed to keep in this country materials essential to the national defense Stephen Early presidential secretary said the order did not mean an graduated from the Sioux university in 1892 Falls He paid his academy and col lege expenses largely by working in lumber camps and in the wheat fields of North Dakota where he had an opportunity lo learn human nature in the raw and developed a selfreliance which was one of his outstanding characteristics througout life He studied theology at the Chica n WI placed en these products but thnt the authority merely was being provided to control shipments to other countries Italy through Spain Youth Who Leaps Out of 9th Floor Leaves Robbery Confession NIAGARA FALLS N Y A youth who leaped to death from a ninth floor hotel window early Thursday left a confession on hold ups mail and jewel robberies and 1 MUU uuiu bogus check thetls from New York lleat prostration lo Hollywood A r as Jackson Brown 21 Chicago 111 addressed a note to the 62nd police precinct Chicago saying 1 have willed it that I would never go to jail because its so easy to jump out of a window x x x Im one of those smart fellows who ran away from the swcllcst family a man could ask for Crime entries in the note po lice said were listed as cash S276 checks S450 no good stamps S200 stickup S180 New York robbery Sl200 Brookline JUass robbery 55000 Hollywood 55000 and jewels COOLER IS IOWA FORECAST FOR THURSDAY EVE Heat Wave Toll in State Reaches 12 Rain Also Predicted DES MOINES got its first relief in eight days of sizzling ICOplus temperatures Thursday although the mercury in the south ern part of the state still was on its upward climb at noon The noon reading here was an even 100 degrees But in Estherville the cooling draught of the promised cold front brought thermometers down to 83 degrees at noon Webster City had 90 degrees as did Cherokee at noon all located in northern Iowa where the prom ised relief was expected to come first The mercury srzxled upward tc a record 110 at Logan Thursday and Sioux City and Omaha were close behind with 107 degrees maximums Garner reported 106 and Mason City 104 Thunder showers will accom pany the cooler readings the bu reau said Rain Thursday ranging from a trace up to 22 of an inch was reported at Inwood Decorah Cherokee Sioux City and Forest City Scattered clouds covered all but the southeast part of the state Thursday morning where it was clear Temperatures ranged about 12 degrees above nbrmal with a 9 a mrTeadinshereof 91 degrees Lowest reading in the state last night was 70 degrees at Iowa Falls The heat wave has already re sulted in 12 Iowa deaths eight ot them reported in Wednesdays rec ordbreaking high temperatures The hot dry spell has boosted the rainfall deficiency here for the month to an inchand a half and to 6i inches tor the year North lowans Are Among Heat Victims Martin Sorenson 6g Clarion farm hand was found dead in a pasture on the Raymond Swopc farm half a mile north of the Greyhound station 5 miles from Clarion Tuesday Sorenson had gone out to the pasture to bring in a cow and he did not return a search was conducted He was found at p m Death from excessive heat was the verdict the coroner The victim will be buried at Bel mond He had no known relatives in this section Three deaths with two of tiie victims elderly women and Hie other n 47yearold packing house embargo was being foreman in Waterloo Wednesday Jlight wcre aUribulcd 0 hcu pros tration England Prepares for Air Assault The victims were Bliss E Train stricken about midnight in the a viS W RZ prevent life Strfcken in their lieat He is survived by his widow and four children Ivan Tilhuan 51 farmer living 7 miles west of Council Bluffs was found dear Wednesday night in his corn field and Coroner lack Tyler said death was caused by concietc culverts and pUlars alonsr roads and in open fields England hon es to ni Fear 300 Lost as Nazis Sink French Vessel LONDON German mo tor torpedoboat which darted close to Englands great Portland naval base sank the French ship Meknes Wednesday night with the prob able loss of 300 of the 1300 French naval officers and men being re patriated to France First Lord of the Admiralty A V Alexander told the house of commons the German craft dis rcjarded the French flag flying at the Meknes mast and the French colors painted on her decks and sides British warships picked up 1000 survivors after this deliberate and callous atlack Alexander saidHe added the dead might the evening Emil Lykkegaard 42 farm hand died in a Fort Dodge hos ana pital Wednesday night of heat the French governments rep j riii resentatives had been number 300 He asserted the Meknes was one of a number of ships used in accordance with the terms of the GermanFrench armistice and 11 111 gHI OJ iiCat 4 o j prostration suffered while working had been informed in a field near Fort Dodge during J adyance of the British inlen record 105 degree t0 rclatriale the men in A family physician said saict ine Police said the youth identified same cause resulted in the death F R HACK IV CAPITAL go Theological now in corporated in the University of Chicago from which he was grad uated with high scholastic honors in 1B95 i VASHIiWTON mamctl Maude Corni Roofcvcll Thursday returner to VC Minn on Sept Ihc capital frorni prolonged i During his seminary work weekend at his Hyde Park N Y he was acting pastor ot a small cMnte at her home of a Council Bluffs widow Mrs Etta Littrcl 82 Dry Ice Dropped Into Well to Clean It Out 3 lowans Are Injured COUNCIL BLUFFS men dropped 50 pounds of dry ice in a well here Wednesday night to clean out the bottom It disintegrated with the force of an explosion blowing the cap from the well Frank Lycr 58 at whose home the blast occurred suffered face lacerations and a possibly frnc Uticd nose his MII Itc was overcome by SM and an eye wis injured joc Grund 37 suffered shocU All were hospitalized repatriate the men in trench ships The Meknes left Southampton Wednesday for Marseilles After the 6127ton vessel had necn mortally damaged Alexan der said British naval units and aircraft sped to the rescue Asked if every step would be taken by the war cabinet to see that the French people are fully informed of this outrage Alex ander replied emphatically Certainly Some survivors landed at a southwest port expressed the be lief the number lost would exceed Many of them were injured and a number were barefooted and in their underclothing At Least 1700 on British Liner Lancastria Lost Lives King George Takes to Airraid Shelter Sinking of Ship by German Planes June 16 Near France Revealed LONDON UP Great Britain Thursday reported the sinking by Germany of the 1G243 ton liner Lancastria Women and children were among an estimated 1700 civilians and troops lost out of 5300 aboard the Lancastrin when she cap sized and sank off St Nazaire on IB under a hail of German bombs It was stated that a total nf 2832 persons are missintr from the Lancastria and thus the toll may he than the reliable estimate nf 1700 but officials believed that a number fell into German hands after heing res cued The sinking of the famous trans Atlantic liner Lancastria during the British evacuation from France at the time of the armistice between Germany and France was disclosed as the heaviest loss of life in any allied shipping disaster during the war The big liner was set atirc by German incendiary bombs dtirhijj a 30mtiiute attack and a final salvo nf bombs one of which weat down a funnel tore the big ship to pieces The scramble of some 5300 persons aboard the ship to set ashore was said reliably lo have resulted in the death of about 1700 in the oily waters which caught fire as German incen diary bombs crashed around the ship Survivors said that they be lieved tha Italian as well as Ger man bombing planes participated St Nazaire and still at anclior one survivor a soldier said I was on deck and the decl was thronged with troops expect ing to be hi England in 24 hours Some of us had been in France since the landing of the origina expeditionary force Suddenly there was a drone of airplanes They were at a creat height Then tlicv swooped Inw until could see the nazi and Italian emhlems Then there was a terrific salvo of high explosive bombs one of which went down the funnel It was clear the Lancastria was fin ished The soldier said thai within in minutes the big ship was on her beam ends But this was after the planes returned and machine gunned the troops on the decks at close range he said Germans Drop Bombs Near London Edge BERLIN of the British Vickers aircraft factory at Weybridge 12 miles from tiie out kirts of London and sinking of n 18000ton armed merchant hip by a German torpedocarry ng motorboat near Englands orlland naval base were an lounced Thursday by the German ligh command Ten British planes were shot down or wrecked in the days operations the high command said including lour which were destroyed on the ground at the Viekers works The loss of six German planes was acknowl edged Besides the attacks on the air plane factory bombing raids were carried out on British industrial plants in Scotland the Germans aid In a more complete report on Wednesdays air attack oil a con voy in the Thames estuary the igh command said five merchant ships althoscther 28000 tons vere sunk Three other ships were so ser ously damaged the Germans said hat their loss could be counted Fierce air battles as a result ot his attack said the high com nand resulted in six British planes being shot out of the air X 9 The speed launch which sank the 18000ton armed merchant ship was operating against the south coast of England when she encountered the vessel the Germans said Portland which is about 60 miles across the channel from Cap de Hague and other of Ger manys new jumping off places on the French coast is one of Bri tains largest naval bases and is heavily defended However Britaiasbig guns ap parently were not equalto hitting Germanys mosquito boats which can travel 50 miles an hour The British said Wednesday one of their own speed launches had attacked a fleet of six ot these fast little boats in the channel put one out of action and sent the rest into REEDlTORTS TO FR CHARGE Produces 1932 Letter m Which Roosevelt Wrote My Dear Jim KANSAS CITY A Reed replying to President Itoose velts charge that he had forsaken the democratic party in 1036 and 1932 and probably in 1928 pro duced a letter Thursday ad dressed My dear friend Jim ii which Roosevelt thanked him foi ins aid in the 1932 campaign The democratic former senator from Missouri said in a slatemoil that it President Roosevelt ha forgotten nil my efforts for liin in 1932 then his recollection be is poor as his judgment BOYNTON AND KEPLER CHOSEN Republicans Selected Nominees at Demo Judicial Convention Tom Boynton Forest City and Judge M If Kepler the repub lican nominees for judges of the twelfth judicial district will have no opposition in the coming gen During press conference lVJllnl UIUJU luesday Mr Roosevelt declared that Reed wiio has ottered to or ganize independent democrats op posed tp a third term was well qualified for the job because of previous experiences in 1032 and 1936 Reed said he went to Albany in 1932 at Mr Roosevelts request and later answered speeches by Herbert Hoover the republican standard bearer also at the re quest of Mr Roosevelt Mr Roosevelt will re call that at Jefferson City Mo I held an audience of 5000 persons until lie could arrive and then in troduced him Reed said Reed declared lie campaigned lor Alfred E Smith he demo cratic candidate in 1928 and in dorsed him in a speech at the na tional convention RAF WRECKING HITLERS PLANS TO INVADE ISLE London Paper Reports Difference of Opinion Among Fuehrer Advisers By the Associated Press Britain claimed victory Thurs day in the first major phase of the five weeks old struggle against nazi conquest of re peated violent attacks on German blitzkrieg bases across the chan ned At the same time she tight ened her blockade of the rcich With more than 1000 mass air raids a London spokesman said the British royal air force now has made it extremely difficult for Germany to or ganize massed attacks on this country from airdromes in Hol la nil Belgium and France or fro mbases the enemy hoped to establish in Norway The spokesman said the RAF lad to a great extent succeeded n breaking down Hitlers scheme or n crosschannel invasion of the British Isles and had made lew air bases acquired near our ihores pralically untenable The British report taken at face value might explain the mystery of Hitlers delay in launching his longthreatened blitzkriof on Brit ain Another posible reason was ad vanced by the London Daily Tele graph Quoting the most reliable neutral sources the newspaper said a serious difference of opin ion among Hitlers advisers was holding up the projected invasion 80 PLANES DRIVEN OFF FROM CONVEV JiPNDON yPtAbout 80 Ger man planes swarmed down on1 a merchant convoy off the southeast coast Thursday but their bombs missed and the attackers were driven off by fierce antiaircraft fire and fighter planes Eyewitnesses said the air was alive with aircraft during the battle The raiders headed back feu France after planting a halfmile long siring of bombs near the ves sels Glittering in ihe sunlight the nazi planes made brilliant targets for antiaircraft guns The thunder of the bic suns the rattle of machineguns and the thud of bombs set up a ter rific din as the raiders their whining motors vide open twisted turned dived and climbed to dodge the bursting shells A nazi bomber crashed in a field in southwest England after taking part in the unsuccessful at tack on the convoy Eyewitnesses said British light ers chased the big craft inshore smoke pouring from its engines while the pilot strove in vain for a safe landing It seemed that it was coming straight for me and threw my self into a hedge said one spec tator The plane hit a low brick wall and plowed across the field where I had been standing It burst into flames and I saw one German throw his comrade on The pilot burned to death A third member of the crew who was uninjured was seized by sol diers This fellow had a package ot English cigarets in his pocket Watchers alone the southeast coast said the bombers kept coming relentlessly despite llirr antiaircraft fire which rockctl the earth for miles around The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler with local thunrterslnnv in the attack The Lancastria was bringing British troops and civilian refu gees from France and the loading had just been completed when survivors said the airplanes came cral election Both were also placed in nomi nation by thf democratic conven tion of the twelfth judicial district held at the courthouse Thursday afternoon The democrats followed the precedent laid down by the rcpubj licans last year when the G O P Tartly cloudy somewhat cooler thundcrshow ers extreme south Thursday night Friday partly cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis t tics Wednesday nishl 73 The bombers split three groups each keeping in formation as best it could The lirst group attacked 1hc British ships hovering near the shore The second and third blast ed away at land objectives from which rose spirals of thick brown smoke Later another formation of 15 German plane apparently light ers flew in from the channel They were strung out in a long line one after the other Ground defenses yet up a tutUmi of fire and RAF fighters took to the air lo ciiasc them bock across the channel W Great Britain has taken steps lo halt oil shipments lo Germanv through fascist Spain thereby PhnrginfT a troublesome new gap in her blockade of the rcich A statement in SOUTHFXKT PORT nv wr came urans IHSI year WMCII the G O P iv judicial convention nominated I siucmcm SC Tllcy chllgocl lllat lhc PlanesFudge Henry Graven iJ g 7 1M at which minister of economic V boillbccl imd Kimncd the i incumbent nemotiatic cinooii the mercury rcarhed Hush Daltori was expected InnJ r the Lancasiria and the George Ludeman who prcided Qolnt S11CC 133C lo describe for the house of com i I arH miles of I committee tor the coming year ;