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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR 1 HOME EDITION VOL XLVI THE MAKES ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWb SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 290 HANGHER NAMED IOWA U PRESIDENT 600 Dead 2600 HurtjnJ2 Day London Raid Defiant Britains Flyers Make Mass Attacks on Nazis hurled the third crushing air attack in as many days at London late Mondav if if The German raiders made aUavks on borne objectives and dropped Molotov breadbaskets hiukly populated sections of thsrcity The bombers fletv directly over the heart of London despite crashing antiaircraft fire that made the great buildings of the metropolis tremble Many of the bombens for the Thames estuary the re gion of gieat docks shipyard oil depots and warehouses was LOOK INSIDE FOfc the special target of the bombers Sdtuiday and Sunday The Molotov bLeadbashots aie burst high in the air scatteiing many mallei bombs OMI a vade iiej Tlic German bombers appar ently operating in sections ftf about 30 planes each Us own hcavj escort of fiffhter traft appeared over London just before the supper hour The attack started slcm ly but suddenly German planes weie le poited paifsof the vasl mctropqhtan uea Coi respond ents stationed in different sections telephoned almost simultaneously bombs falling in the re gions to whicli they had beenas signed Fires in every direction direct hits on air raid shel ters hospitals demolished ve vei beratingexplosions near the houses of parliament uatei pocked streets sonic disruption oi tianspoiUttion dislocationof the clockarea and widespread damage U dwellings and business prop erty in the eabt end and along the Thames were reported as the result of Sunday nights attack ot nine hours and 40 minutes the longest of the war tacks with admiidble couicigo and LCiouice the AuthoiitalKe loyal air force qujiteis admitted it was tiemcly ditficulf to combat the iudeis They circled at gieat heights behind the piotecfiou of hevy clouds and tain Sedicii lifilils coulct jint penetiile the clouds and fighter planes had dif ficulty fjndijig the bombeu feuch is lo be expected thicci nights out of five dung the comJ IIIR autumnmet wintei it pointed out i But Britains dosgcd bomber force nas reported by tiie air ministry to have set fire to a great Miallt of Germanys port city Hamburg in a threehour and 15minutc raid Sunday night Salvo after salvo of heavy bombs and hundreds of tirc spreadinr missiles were dropped by a large force a communique said At the same time authoi Hitlerplan ot f oilerimg up the London bombings an invasion uis bcms sys i tematKally broken up bv Biitish counterattacks on coiictnlii 11011ol did boiU al Fiench otc ICIDS the tluinnel We vditctl until tliey got 1 nice i lollogethci then sliuck one jsouicc m telling of the latest of I these attacks on CaUus Boulogne DunKeiciuc md Ostend Sjluiday MYRON C TAYLOR Confers With Roosevelt on Observation in Rome PAGE 2 LeRoy Man Shoots Former Wife Son STATE PACK Yankees Head for Stiff Pennant Test SPORTS PAGE CONTRACTSFOR 200 WARSHIPS ARE LET BY US Seven Mighty 450 00 Ton Battleships Will Be Under Construction WASHINGTON great est fleet of fighting vessels ever put under contract at one time in cluding seven mighty 45000 ton battleships Hid eight an craft cai rieis was oldeicd Mondayby the navy immediately after President Rooicveit iigned the S525000 000 defence appiopdalian lull Contracts weie let for 200 fight ing ihips and one icpair vessel to cost TI total of sa861053312 In addition to the battleships costing faproximately each and the plane cauers dt 000 apiece other vessels oideicd ind the appiopumatc unit costs 27 ciuisus S300DOOOO dcslioei 53100000 43 bubma1 Decisive Engagement in War of Britain Believed Near Assault Pace Cant Continue By DEWITT MACKENZIE Analyst We undoubtedly aie close lo the peak ol the ciisis m the battle of likely the dceisne engagement of the uai The piessure ot the dented nail bombaidment of Lon don over the weekend has been tcuific especially Sunday night Without question a dangcous sham is being thrown upon the defenee but thus fai it hasnt clacked under the weight o the onslaught which Hitlei had le scued foi Ins quick land lull of Eng guided to their targets over worlds largest city by the the led Slow of fues and the incessant nnes and he jihip ol unannounced cost t At the eapitol Chairman Vin son D Ga of the naval com mittee announced in the house that tlic seven new 8100000000 battleships voultl be of tlie 45 000 ton class Five ot that type 10000 tons greater than tlic lar ffest capital ships of the present flctt already were The consti action pirogiam is de signed to give the United Stales a twoocetm navy of approximately W45TM if Hitlci s object is to bicjuj UUHBIUBSI jiigiu in civilian moiale he has undciotilast inders had ciisappcaied Miort mited the Biitish charactei ly befoi p thp long alai m The admitted itj the Luidon ducks has been dibiuplcd b the Gennan lummciing in that An TIM r PCrfOIlc i indicated the casualties fiom Sun f food day nights bombings would lun m tUt mtl tlun but iliic1 Hie hundreds approaching those of Satuiday A recapitulation ot featurdays figures showed 306 killed and 1337 mjuied lower figures than the piewons mates of 400 killed and 1100 wounded The attacks were severe and widespread the air min istry said but so far as infor mation is available it Is not an ticipated that the number nf casualties exceed fhose ot Saturday Hejiy cidmagiui done fo many nonmihtaiy taigeK the minishy added Mentjoned ucie tiuee hospitals and hio museums plinco Sotuiday Tlic London press declai cd uiuuiUTiously that invasion is the direct objective of the full force An nir miiiistrj official said September is undoubtedly a critical month of the var ami Added that even if England had four tinr her force of fighter planes it uouid still be impossible to prevent some of the bombers from reaching the capital As the iey clan n ciictcci Lon niglit uf The conflict haS resolved It self into a historic struggle for supremacy of tlie air upon the ultimate outcome de pends Hen Hitlei bus supciioiily but up lo this point he has been unable oachieve tiie supremacy orao be moie atcurite has not demon Hi atcd the supremacy that de notes tlie ibsolnle contiol which he needs to administer the death bjois The loyal air foice has been i too stioiig foi him t It may be tlut this leaisome au tion in the skies icach even gieater intensity foi Hiilei must v m 01 face the possible ot the vai and all his gains of con quest The impoitance of the mo ment in German eyes is marked by the fjct that Reichmaishal Goeiing himself is in the field di recting the attack But the assault cannot con tinue lone such a pace Not evcjrthe might of Germany can stand it We should Bet a ver dict before If it Is favorable to the releli it prob ably will mean invasion of Eng land ihq iimy iiso woiked sv ittly on cnntiKt uuiids iid Stephenv Kuli xMiile house P1ess sccictrj There is dangerthai the blood siui t Idc PuU Mi i ball which London has been un signed the big ncn dcdcigoing may mfluenco Us to a fense ippiopiuitiou thit perspective of the trend nf mirtmn S32J the battle Indeed to my mind would be completed in 1 line ir lien liillci s inimii olj H ciliv JPtMs in theo icpiiial laids u Along llic MUP condicts jlllc Gcimans tcim them n thiuugh the ninoumccl tiiit offiurfK ICUO1 pioducp such tiis signing ccntiicts calling foi i in the minds of Bnt tiu ctpendituic of m additiotiil ons and the ilini lo expand Ps IP tiblfhmcnts i Nazis Admit British Raid on Hamburg BERLIN bomb cis guided to London by files tailed pieviiHisly blasted the British capital anew in wholesale attacks Stmctiy night the high command lepoited Monday and infoimed snid thedestiuction w i ought tlius far is but a tcnlll of what is to come Tellingof damage dime in 1helr second biR weekend raid on he worlds largest cits the Germans admitted hat the Brit ish themselves made a major attack on Hamburg Europcs largest port They sad the RAK imied bombs ua a densely populated iesidcntjil iootioii but missed militaiyobjectnes The second laid on London played with pint facilities oil tanks go clectuc and watci works and stoi chouses on both sides of the Thames the high com mand said Bombs of the heaviest caliber were dropped Despite bad weathei the daily contununiciue said otherraids were carried out against several airports in the vicinity ot Lincoln north of London and an 8000ton Brit ish meichantman was reported severely damaged by an bombs The Geimdns icpoited 22 Brit iMi planes downed in Sunday s fighting agakjist foui Geiman Al Hamburg the hich coni maml said several aparlmeiit houses were wrecked and a number of civilian casualties In flicted including four dead Later informed sources said 30 buildings wrecked bj 70 British bombs there VIIIGIL M HANCIfER president Describing the uids on Ger many an air ministry bulletin said many sticks bombs shewed the Blohm and Voss shipbuilding yardsand that two fries uete re ported close to the mouth of the Elbe tunnel Returning pilots declared they eonM sec Ihc elarc of he re sulting conflagrations in the sky ns far away as Gft miles as ilii headed dnun the Elbe liver for home The on London Sundnv night weie made by an estimated 150 hfted at 5 38 counted dead ueic Was unj being dug i fiom the wicckage of buildings and police and an laid waidens Officials said also that nego tiation of contract for approxi mately 2400 naval airplanes to cost about 8108000000 was in the final stages f Completion of these negotiations biing the total amount of money involved in the cmrent to than 50 be seaiched foi delaying explosives Fues could be seen in almost cveiy direction fiom the heart of the city stulci dive bombers cu ucd then scneimmg attack to the j cenloi of London for tlie first lime j plunging to cnMi to dncci tlien blisl Hombs Icil nrii ijit houses nf paijuimcnt m Wcsinnnslor which lie alongside Wcstminstci Abbey Reaiuling the pending licgotij idMci other iandmaiks It wastited i lims roi contints coieuna tnc joffitiallv that the puhament 2400 inplmes Die foimdJ buildings wcic not hit i statement said series of lettin they Almost all of the ships authoi by congies to sue the nition a nn yJS ere cmcieclj 111 Iho contacts which botli 1 It n JinyiKls mri iiiivii g Held for nany times the numt A 1 I F C A I special s who alicady have I flyyis at could not defeat sand fee suffered identification London has once moic been the nam objective of the enerny and its citizens have met the blind sav agery of these latest night at block of flab in one east London district in i clays and singly the lum sprcading i aiders stiuck tluough a clouded lightmngstieakcd sky tX Tuo world museums weie damaged The censor pio hibitcd their identification Heavy explosions shook the As sociated Pi ess building knocking down a staff member watching the raidcis and a phologiaphcr setting up his camera for a pictuie cxeculion of ceitain contracts is subject to final de1 colons at to the manner of finan cing and amortizing plant expan sion and additional facilities and subject to the aulhouzalion by the secielaiy ot negotiated con I tlie aiseitJDii Knit destiuttion London would lob the isoild of some of its most gloiiouS monu ments und otbei ticasuics yet such rnatenal lots in itself wouldnt defeat the British AudJ liaish though it be in the leading OUI the killing of m ber of civilians lost then lives tuu ul u England As I see it there two things winch could beat them at this juncture 1 The smashing of their air force upon which the defense o Britain depends in the main 1 The loss of civihm morile I emphasize his One might go fui thci and siy tiiat eithu of these two collapse for lliey ically go hand m hand Hovevei having seen the But ish in action duiing the daikcst days of the last when all seemed lost I cm only add that if any people Can stand up unaei the nizi holocaust thp folk of the ButisJi Kles i an do it Biaish bombs falling in the cities of Kiel and Iuetiebeig also int only icsidentiil neighboiKoods the ncuspapci Nachlautcgabe ic poilcd WATERLOO held for investigation Mon day in connection with an alleged attack by unidentified pen sons on ilnteinal Revenue Agent J J ln t gnllh of VSatciloo while the officci wis waiting fm deputy siienff I In 111 HP uith i seaich wn imt fui a hed adjoining a madhouse TICMI Witcijoo eaily Sundiy NAZIS TELL OF SUPERBOMBS Aie Repented to Be Capable of Leveling Anything in 500 Yards THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While tne Biitish capital s sleep less millions took up then routine tasks Mondjy the London PiCbs thit Hitlers IOIIK may be iintni nentlyexpcutecl We luue not yet i cached the top note of tins ciescendo of air attack a London air mimsViy oL ticlaVsaid With less than tivo weeks to go before the start of equmoclial stonns Marshal Goeiing unleashed wave aftei at Cieimanys biggest loaded vuth CUROCS of Mipei cclly capable of JeiclinK inylliing 1 uithm 1 iidiu Gociin Ininsclf in 1 suipnsci UKjadtisl sjid Ihtki hui cnj Ivim vith Hie taM istuinnng the licjit of the empire tarrying out fuchicis thrcit or tliousiiuKold foi Buliih RAK laids on Gcrmiiny Clciinui flycos iituiiuiiB ID ilicir bases m nijtoiKHrei ed NOIUJV Dcnmii U Holland Belgium uici noithem Fiitup Monday moiinng icpoited flies in the London aiei Dense moUe they snd obituied lugcis below Goi man pilel i drrioi cd Die con cussion of the new supci boinbsr fui blows on planes a height of like small boats in a stoimy sea They also jsieiled thdt the RAF s defense losing its fouc unctei the hnmmeimgon ATTORNEY 44 FROM CHICAGO IS GIVEN POST Academic Background Includes Degrees From Iowa and Oxford IOWA CITY M Handier 44 year old Chi cago attorney Monday was named to the presidency of the State University of Iowa to Siiicceed Dr Jjugene A Gil more who retired last Jul 1 The presidentelect with two decrees from the slate university will return about Dec I to direct its des tinies AnnouiKement of the selec tion was made by George T Baker of Davenport presi dent of the Iowa state board of education Following Dr Gilmores re tirement as presfdent his successor WHS favorably con sidered for the appointment but because of professional commitments lie withdrew Uom further consideration Two weeks ago Hanchei again was appioathed and accepted the boaid appointment if if The newly chosen president Is a native or Iowa ai is Mi wife He was born on a farm near Rolfe in Pocahonlas countythe only child of njr and Mrs M P Handier His father a widely known breeder of bloodedHve stock died in 1928 In selecting a president with a bioad business and piofeisional expeuciice as Well as a icmaik able academic Hancher Is Known by Mason Ciryans Virgil ill Handler ncwlj rhosen president of the Univer sity of Jowa is kiicmi by nu merous Mason Citjani pf lik generation in the universityIt Is also recalled that he spent a summer in the Bljllie Matklcv Kule and Smith law firm lidrp in theearly twenties hi was completing ills legal course in the low a college of law lenl Bikci1 sairir thr btwid it fol lowingthe suLcENful icari of n numbei of olhci outstanding edu cational institutions Tlie Umyeislty of PcnnsyKa nia Dailffiouth and the University of Califoima aie notable examples m this field In TVIi Hamhci the boaid feels I lids found 1hr exicl combina Loiulon lopmtod foui hospitals tin11 nf youthful igor udui itional bwiibrd niiny ncu fucs vpimgl vtbion and business pvpenence ing up ildiiu the Thames el j ceded to minitiUn Icmas stanri pulilii cs trmpouuiiy dis i uptcrl ind ritmafie Henry Ford Visits Sounds Alarm With Wendell Willkie for Chickens RUSHVILLE Ind Foid made n suipnse to Re publican Presidential Nominee Wendell I Willkie Monday 111 vtv 11 it VllIKlU iVlOrHjiiy Fleets of These Warplanes Stage Titanic Struggle for Britain UOCHELLE Ga h driy imoiift the nuion top iank niK umvciitie We expect him to be 1 icilly gicit piciident 1iie boaid pi evident also tonk occasion In cxpicss again thr boaid s appieuation of the dis linginlied pel formed hy Dr Gilmoip dining his sis yeair He also puused the intcum Icari ciship of acting president Dean an anplane passes the home I cA Phillips of Mis J W Mashburn a bantam 1 f loostci sounds an aUitii prcsidriileleel has an in As the icoster crows 200 chicktcicsllng and colorful educe ens in the jard lun foi tionai background In Iowa 1 The UiKUcm cMnrige liir jbeit of the iilmes tnoloi riisi Al Rolfc hTgh school he jttjncd j iccoRnition as a dpbatcr md this foicnsic he cnlaiged al the state iniueisity He led his iliM in scholafhip and was liorr 01 cd with its presidency He ie iccictl the hnnoiary cholarship Tawnd nl Mif Beta Kappa I llanclur icceived ins hachelm The Weather FORECAST rtmillv He WB CI1 1 RhodC v 1 and lesumcclhu odu MlNNhMlfA lartlj cdtional tiaitung atOxfoid m EIIR ociasional hclil shosvcis nnrth icccivmg a baehclois degiec cast Mondav iiiRht Tuesday i n 102J from Woiceslcicollege j fn 192 hfi lotHilcu to college ol luv and in ic icuPd the degicc o jinii doctoi ille taught political science m the iimveisily foi t shoit time ctur nig the absence of inctbci itaff inembci Pi psidcntclect Hanchei is a mombci ot Sigma Nu social lijteiinty ind Phi Alpha BeU law riileinitj Ho ihn in a mem Kencrdilv fair cooler Monrtaj nJKhl IN MASON CITY tic I Maximum Sutitjay Sunday iiijhl At 8 a m Monday Krtin YKAR AGO HI 62 hichcs cities uml Is Ins Hornier IKSIS a Cirrman suts bombers like these intn sourrc slites Hitlers threat to piasc Minimum Tnc luincs fin Sui diy Maximum Saturday Minimum in At 8 am Mniimuni iS lili 1i ni 61 IB 57 ber of Delta Sigmf foienir fiatcinlty ncl AtI society for In llit Unnchrr was admit trcl to thelmva bar and a voar jnlnccl Ihc Chicafo law firm of Butler Lamb Foster and rnfie In Iflifi lie was ad niiltfd as a partner In the firm Pope and Ballarri Tor ;