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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VQLXLVII H i T V D p T f THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH NEIGH80RS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT Regis MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE vr Day in Mason the Record for Uncle Sam r norkc at j16 Decker packras plant are shown registering In thin photo Thirtynine registrars were busy all day registering some 550 men tllcre At the rlht rar standlnz Is E I McCjutn plant safety director chief registrar Jul J Julsen foreman of threcetvragdepartment served as bis assistant Registration took place In the Decker cafeteria Loch photo First to complete registration at tbe large courthouse precinct was George E Haverkamp 221 Second street northwest Acting as registrar is Lois Easton 209 Ninth street northwest Registra tion started at 7 a m Lock photo Paul n 22 Francis Ralph Edwin and Paul live in Maiun Cltl the others kt Clear Lake DRAFT REGISTRY MOVING SMOOTHLY PLANE ATTACKS ON LONDON AT HIGHER TEMPO 1000 Airships Drop Bombs Situation in Balkans More Critical By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nazi quarters in B er 1 i n threatened a tripleforce ty phoon stage in the aerial siege of Britain after man b o ta ne i1 3reportedly droppeB 1000 tons of bombs on London awing the night and left the British capital 1 scene of in desctibablc chacs Even hat terrific assault was only a zephyr compared to Ihe slorm ahead the Germans said London dlspaiclies said divinff hazi machinegunned life streets and drobpetf the big scst explosives yet rained on the empire capital German airmen returning from the assault told of deafening detonations terrific concussions skies reddened by great ffres Many vero feared killed and wounded in the smashing ot a 2 stpry used as an auiaid shelter The building hit squarely by two huge bombs Fire and oil bombs known as Goering uocktaili stalled count less fires thrpughout the metro poUtan aiea and Germans said the havoc recalled the wreckage of Rotteidam and Dun keique Hitlers hlKh commnul com plainins angrily that British RAF bombers were planless ly attacking nonmilitary tar tcts and thus primarily against the German civilian population said retaliatory attacks on Lon don therefore consider ably increased V Big nes following shong ex plosions m the citys heart the Thames Bendi as well as the Vic toria docks uoie visible from the channel coast on the ictuin flight the German communique One bomb exploded near a shelter under a bmlcTing m 110 pciions bad taken ictuge loi Ihe night By midmonung cuciievxs had taken out seven dead and matiy Amid tins intcniificd on the cntical situation in tbc gicu lapidly daikei Tlepoits llidl Tin key and soviet Rubsia aie ncu agiccmcnt on a stop the mihtaiy alliance f pi cad thiough Balkan capital snd the Tuilviih dcclaiccl bluntly that neither TuiKey noi her close friend Greece could be intimidated by Gcimany 01 by anybody else Jfassed thousands of German and soviet reit army troops faced each other across the Danube river near llie Rumanian port of poised tor action in What may develop into a 1 tanic strviffclc on continental Europe The GcnYuin trwps ptiilccl by sqluidvons rjf JK BOO tnnlii rumblcf inio the port TuoElry On the idc of tdr tiutilici vv 01 r m ctli niatcd iriOOOl to soviet Americas Young Manhood Is Marching All Day Toward Registration Headquarters By LYLE C United Press Staff Cocresponrtcnl First call and millions answer Ajl clay Americas young manhood is matching Thcvre a little out of hlei but not for long Zeio bom moves vvcMvvaid with the sun nd Uon they legiilei fo natioilrl sen lie East west side Mam street town hall fiiehouse vil lage young men gath er to fulfill their responsibility to America Johnny gets his gun iC hii num ber comes up Democracy is your cause of youth president Roose velt tells them Traveling Indians Are Among Those Signing Up tBjr THE ASSOCIATED FBE8S1 Efforts Jo keep 4hWegistration from inteifeiing with normal ac 1 tivities produced some unusual ar rangements Wednesday In Ne btask the football squad of the UmveiMty of Idaho criroute uabt lo play Boston college was icgis teicri on Iho liam by Coach Ted Seven a m alid thev arc lined up and waiting in the east Another hour another time and the Mississippi valley is of ferine up its youth Through tlic mountain Mates tlic zero hour is moving up and aver and dotui the Pacific slope The machinery of national selec tive service is spinning coasAto coast GulftoCanada Tlic woild iiiound us is on lire This fa the haditional Ameucanl mustei done to gieater icalo But the mustoi all the same that en abled wcstein pioneers to hold the plains states and thp New Eng landeis before them to meet the Indians chaige Ameiica is mobi LJ I CD ilizmg far delete The piesident I Head Ol OU emphasized that In a Biiynime iV J elpclion tlih li id a iuhoo bund blaicd llnough the sheets it 7 a m to i oute out all cligiWcs for early For the Inst two houis then leg ituition quuteib with applicants In New Mexico the Mescaloto signed Up 100 pci crnt in cluding 7G Apaches bix Coman ches and 11 members of other tribes Here they come there they or more an hour lor the national army of defense males 21 to 35 years old inclusive v V All is Hie vtsv iif de mocracy the high and low nth and pooi good and bad The RotL crellciboys and tbe of hen oidci seivanls Bobby Feller Mgns Church in US Is Mason City Visitor Bishop Andiay Vcliahkm head of Hie Bulgarian Oithodox church m the United States and Canada was bcheduled to auive in Mason City Wednesday afternoon from Jlimicapolis and to hold civices hrie dunng the ei cnmg He ex pected to i cinam in MKon Ci1y Ihiough Thuisdi mg fn Wateiloo lie vuis a gurst in Ihr Hie CJeiciand ball though foi club Hour by houi lie lines foim at 125000 places it legislation H wont be long Johnny if you aie lit and free TG ica nl legistcis foi cor j Man 76 Tries to i Register for Draft COUNCIL BLUFFS 76 i yeai old rran who insisted on his jiight to sign up for cousciiption man1 Wednesday dissuaded only 10 minute aigumcnt with r I liiitLULL 111 KUJUV J J L County Auditoi diet Bovvei MORE HELP CALLED TO AID SOME OF POLLS Politics Rears Head in Only One County Iowa Report Shows DEs MONIES diaft came into tiie lives ol hundreds of young Iowa men Wednesday just as it did a single generation ago for their fathers weather put on its Surifiay best for registration vtittef first peacetime military conscrip tion act in the nations liisfory The turnout Mas so heavy Wednesday tnornlnir In several Parts of the state that local se lective service officials had to press emergency volunteer reg istrars into service The legislation aKn lie pieanct polling places in most in stance opened nt 1 oclock Wed nesday moinmg and will close 9 oclock Wednesday mghl iovM state diafL officials ueio pleaseduith the mild weathet Having the MJII out and the tempeiatmes iclatively high helps keep everyone in a good fiame ot mind commented Lieut Col Ralph A Xancastei m a headquar ters statement Registration m the world war diaft took place in 1917 or 23 years ago Politics Lancaster said reared its head in only one coun ty accoiding to lepoits A countv auditor called to say that political caids being handed to men near a registration place Thcic ua5 nothing illegal about it Lancastct added but 1 called the local paity leadfi md suggested that mjocUns politic into this Dung vasnt quite iiuU ct He piomiscd that it would be discontinued if if At fun banks 25 Amith Men noniles whose ichgion icqunes them lo be conscientious objec icgiiteied without Diesacd m then Usual black clothes fattened with hooks and wearing bioadbiimmcd hat they made the tup to and fiom icgishation headquiulcis by horse anct buggy Watciloo lepoiled the down town p i1 o c i h civ iwampcd NEW YORK mid gets icgistoied Wednesday loi HID draft They averaged 3 feet 10 inches but they me of diaft age Some aliens some nof The midgets m the New Yolk Worlds lair Wednesday muiiiing he luh ic quinng the use ot bcveial olun i leer registiars j It was estimated that at loast 31100 Clinton county ehgiblcs had icgisteicd by 11 a m hat the countys anticipated population men between 21 and 35 Swelling the Clinton total a large number of Uansients including eight floateis fiom the city jail Registration officials reported Mason City Registers Men Rapidly Businesslike Plan Used to Sign Up for Draft Thc tncat of the Krcat Icvoter in Mason City Wednesday as it did throughout lie United Mates as nth and poor white and colored tall and hhort man ted and men between the ages ot 31 and 5 inclusive icgiiteiec foithe nations peacetime of manpowci Fheie was no fuss 01 fanfato Poitupi the most icmaikablc Ihmc about icgistiition heic was mattci of fact businesslike Council Bluffs estimated 5500 eligibles had registered by noon including one each in the city and county jaili and 17 moie county jail inmates who Were recorded ioiicgiitration they Imisn sentences Approximately 1 liOO men had i eglstcred at Ottmmsa up until 11 m uith the speed ol registra tion icpoitecl Mupnsmgiy fust Cher were icgistcicd dui mg caily hours at Marshalltovvii Out of stale signups at Marshall l toua inclucied pciooni fiom Ilh 11015 Indiana Oklahoma Ohio Yolk Michigan and Panama Caiial Zone Y Kcports indicated lliat most rcglslrations were facing com pleted in considerably less than 20 miuutei Several reports of a 10 minute average were re ceived and in precincts they ucre eettinjr the job done in as little as five minutes jier man In DCS Moincs a 22 year old Russian uas legistered as belong ing to nationality I because he is in this country on a ipaispoiU Moie than JOO oulof state men had ipgisteied in the capito city duimy tht inoinmg Foil Dotlgc h laigcv1 piccmct icpoited a pace of 120 an hour for tlicfust thicc hoius Tm I Docige problems ueip teveial hoboes who said they had no peimanent ad i diesb Registering in Biggest Precinct 5 KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS GAR EAST niOLlKE Ill pcisons vveie killed and anothci cutrcally injuicd their auto t mobile was sti uck by a Rock Is land lines pascngci tiain at a iiossmg iieic carlj Wedneriiy The dead nc Clarcnie Tadlock Alice Mane Ailtnc md Klmci Amu U1 ut Ddvcn puit and LinUj Laiukn riiiincr Iv of MusuUmc CiiticiUy injuicd viis Doiothy Moiusscy ol Diucti porl m which it was accomplished H A few took it almost as a joke HI Captain hello Colonel how are you Lieutenant were some of the greetings heard as young men gathered at the pall Injr Pisces at n a m Were in the avmy new was the smiling comment of many Some theie weie no doubt who had seived in the aimy ot a Euio uenn nation will peacetime mih taiy scivice who now vvcieleE isteiing lor seivicc in the U S army One man had libnuiable dip cliaige from the Uritrcl State 11 addition he wa si ill ami Iiis brother Siguid Andci son both of them employed at Deckers arc the fourth and flflh brothers to become eligible for service in the V S army Three older brothers came to the United States from Norway to enlist In tbe army and serve In Jhc firstWorldwar One ivas killed in action with the 42nd division at Canllgny anil an ollicr also was overseas The two Mason CltyansIiavc not heard from a sister ill Noi way since Hint land was occu pied by the Germans A nephew has not been heard from since lip went to Iinland lo help fiBlit he Russians Omyoung inin v is usistcud ilicn of despite the fan that lip ujt jul thcifl t jeaii old He stated that Oct Hi N he smie lip was hoi n at 11 p m Theonly ones in tht country Ghiel Rcgislrur biuart vulliin the agp limits n ho did iot Giiimmtin mled him eligible legistci those alicady icgis tcicd fot SCIMCC cithci in anni nuvy or marine reserve Tuo otheis who vvcic undoi age ieie iefiieri Both vveic IS but he 21 when officeis coips or mitional When birth date and those viho jic inmates cithci of penal 01 mental The law providesthat anyone in a jail pilson or hospitd for the insane is tobe icgutcied imme diately upon Young men In the county jail looked out of barred windous Wednesday watching others file out of the courthouse registra tion place knowing that their turns would also come when thcJr terms were tcrvcd iceoided eimi was discovcied but he still insisted that he wanted fo rogistel The othei uaundoi Jhe implosion that he wai enlist ing He tent to the icciuitmg otiicc in thafedcial budding Cleai Lake had 25G iegutcred at 2 oclock appioximately 100 m the first waid 78 in the second and BO in the thud A rndio WDS installed m the school admimst allon building to help pass the time for the legis tiais A Mih cvpecled diu theevening llv tluconitlis the mem Lilllp made of tlic bci s ot lac flic dcpailnionl21 I and Gicck out of to icgistci Vycdncs Mfn bclou the of jcnci day The pohcc foice dad a lal a icasoiuiblp command peiccntagc c Inr age limit Tnglish Seven of the 23 police officcis i Busiest regiMralion place In the count was al Jacob E Decker and Sons vvbcre the company set up Us dwa regis tration board releasing a few from each department at a lime in order lo keep the The fue depaiimcnts contin gent included foui lieutenants eight fuemrn first clast lwt fne men second class six thud and one fouilh iiccordmg to Chief Daniel H Shire m uroer 10 Dean S L Rugkind stsitet only Plant working as usual two students of the junior col lege had to icgislci foi the diaftl LjUe one Mason Cityant howevci icgrteung in scvcial places they aie nUcnding foui ycai includin and Cedai rill Iowa Citj vi hanging on the arm o hei swcptheait ab he went to the polls acting as melancholy as if he ucie on his way to tlic fiont ThF fionl hovevci v h at the lake uheic clink liuntcfuric banking away on tin fust day Of UlO SftliOll F R STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF RDAY IN U S Young Men Signing Up t at Estimated Rate of 1250000 an Hour Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j At the estimated late ot 1250 000 an hour Americas young men signed up Wednebday lor possible service in the nations Iirst peace time drnft army Reports golnytatoWashington from state captjals wlilch in turn hadgathered hem from cvrry city town and rural clis Irict prompted selective serv ice headquarters lo announce lliat llie vast registration machincn clipping alone smoolhly1 Ill fact olllualaid that f icu isdntioiis conluiucd all daj l then noon estimateol 1 Jji iliiu liomly llie expected national total of lb4M000 legistnils nf Jl tuiough uotild be icichcfl ocfoic thr closing hoin at o clock loia time iv of deep ana pul ling in the lives of 1ictidcnt Roosevelt said n a britl eai ly mill uddics dili v cicd tib icgislii tion places aci os Uie Countiy vvcir openmg toi a 1 Millions of 3 men jwcred the samr I call 2i icais ago last lunc 5 UOOSKVKIT mui lYn to LCglbllltlrill t ClcctlOIl plCCIlUtv ami schools lven some uf Hip A r who lurt about then Ws then and cnliitcd it 12 or then steps altei iicaily a tjuutci o a cenlury lo cnioll again Fiom the pcxit of 16Q4 Olid icgisleims bcleclr P scivice offiunlu expected to 5000UOO men icady and able in unctPiRo militaiy tunning in HIP foui and i half ly JO 000 mine than vcic mobiluecl to fifjlit the of 1917 and 1518 some IL000000 men fmm tin015 JO foi the ln1 tirift m 9I7 lliosc firnr il thifiugh Ur ir UMjiilcnn The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair andvvarmer Wed nesday night ami Thursdai MINNESOTA Partly cloudj night seaUercd light showers northeast and extreme north warmer southeast fair Tliursdav cooler and north i INMASON CITY ClobeGurtte vvcaUici btata tics Alasimiim Tucsdj Sfmimum Tucsilav r Al 8 a m Urdhcsiln ti rrclav in Cil and hi ik VKAlt AGO NO COMMENT BY NAZIS ON DRAFT Valicnlb in hObpilals beinjr registered hv special workers af tlicir bedsides Xcaily UO icaislins v cue nn lutv in Cci i o couiity as cgiti tlion began at 7 o dock I oclock appioumitcly 2 of the 1000 estimated vvilhinj the age lumts in Mason City wcic registered 4f them at Jacob C Decker and Sons vvhcic n vpcBERLIN oiiids c cial bniud vas set tip foi trie plant j fued to comment m ihe United Statco dijft icqistiatioii ed 10mH JoidcU icli cd i U t House a a m lut bpeech that foicign aiessos had half the lus stiaisidle aitci midmade it necessniv United Slates roienoon Hie number legitcied consci iption ls puicly an Amcnon at 2 ociock by piecmcls as malleiuliich is not OUi lonccin i Us a spokesman aid We do m1 fust piccmct hit vjid 2oO even take nnv position icKaidinj Second piccmet Instvvmd IBSarguments vulli vlirch wcup tnt piccmct second vwtid 350 lion was titrctctl and uhaii hecontl piecincl second uaitl lofi Fiist piccmct thud JOO 1 Second pi ci met lliid 22 Hist lointh uaid 00 Second uiccmct louiti 20I Ucckri J7J Anton v U21 avenue U is supnoitcd 1 STLDfATS MKCOMI II UP became teache vcliot1 duiftific i Her foi cons Thf picKkiit maCir inolhei dis tiiKimn too boUccti tin cill atul nf 1117 IK i IIP slated in In prepare lo keep the peace In Hns new world U Is a IiiORram obviousJv of defenslvc prpuaiation and of defensive lircnaratiun oiiiy To the 401000 ippioiichins R tci vpcuicncr fen Amcri a pfnrltme ion iiplion he picsi clml v 01 d cic ncmnciu v i yinu iitic voiilh acl lockiv not only yom loyally lo v on i ifiuntij IjUl Will to build vnxir futij c 1 li r rum H at IVlnil Hniv o that IT J lam r Inir s llr pltdRCd ;