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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED HOME HOMI EDITION MASON CITY THf BRIGHT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKiS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL P SKS SJSKP LEASED WIRES 12 9 Miiinu I mlLLlUN Many Are Rushedto Hospitals Munitions Orders Jeopardized BULLETIN KENVIL N 3 blasts at the Kenvi plant of the Hercules Powder company Thursday killed at least 50 per sons according to authorities injured many others jeopardized huge government munitions or ders and caused heavy damage DOVER N J terrific explosions in quick succession Thursday after noon at the Hercules Powder companys plant at Kenvil near here killed an undeter mined number of persons in lured at least 200 and started mes that caused eight lesser blasts The first explosions shook houses shattered windows In nearby communities and were felt more than 100 miles away State police repoited to then headquarters at Tienton that they saw eight or ten bodies hauled out of the plant ruins Scores of ambulances and police cars rushed the injured to hos pit a Is in Dover Newton Morris Newark and Montclair The Dover hospital was filled to capacity with the first injured to be taken from the scene of the explosions h tsscue efforts andpresented poUce and firemen rfrom determining Vne number pf persons killed Two buildings containing dyna mite were in the ot flames PJWDER PLAT Pick Winner Before Long By DEWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst Should Heir Hitlei make gooc jus threat to dump 10000 an plan loads of bombs on London ever 24 houis and follow this lam o death by the invasion he has pre paied we probably shall be abl to pick the ultimate winner of th war before many days hav On the eve of this proposed mass killlnr and destruction from the air thereare so many vital factors in doubt that he would be a foolhardy man who tried to predict the outcome de spite the nazi superiority of military Prophecy would ne as dangerous as crossing Ni agara falls In a barrel However I lepeat I this column before thai this wai is nobodys pigeon Obviously the Geimans might achieve a quick knockout On the other hand if the British can take the punishment which isbound to come and thiow back perhaps the most powerful attack of history tiioii they can look with a consid erable degree of confidence to wards the respite that the bad weather should bring by the end of this month Many observers believe that Hitler as going to win or lose this war within the immediate future io my mind he will indeed M he gets chance nvhu Fesent historic occasion British Premier Churchill Wed nesday m warning his people of A plant official said the first cVpioslon occurred iiif the sol vent recovery house of the smokeless powder manufactur ing company lines The recovery house was recently completed at a cost of 5500000 to handle defense orders Early estimates placed the total damage at moie than No buildings m Kenvil popula tion 900 and about a mile from the plant were although many plate glass windows weie shattered on the mam street Kenvil is 30 miles northwest of the New Yoik Citymetropolitan area All available ambulances doc tors and nmses in Noith Jeisey towns were called into service Fire fighting apparatus not needed at the plant was shipped of nose and piessed into ien ice to haul the injuietj to hospitals Many women appaienHy icla tucs of plant ucwkeii became uyjleiital ln Kcmil and at Dovei hospitals Traffic snarls added to the confusion and hampered rescue efforts until more than a score of state police officers arrived to take command w The first explosions dmupled telephone service at Kenvil Ser vice was lestored Jater The plant employed about 1500 pei sons The explosion Was heaid ali IM ea i1l wordswhen he said for n masteryof ir which they have been un able to achieve thus would be a very hazaidous undcitaking I Indeed It would be such a tre mendous risk that while Hitler prepa1red o greatly in this crisis I venture to say he essay control of the air be fore driving his soldierladen tp tke waves of the channel That is one of Jus icasoiis for intensifying his aerial attack on pave the way lor the landing of a host of soldieis To my mind invasion is essential for Ck vicioryas II ls hard German could die w Dwellings picture was sent from London to New York by radio cond story windows This WILLKIE SAYS Handling of Foreign Affairs and Class Doctrines andling President or foieign De RoosfiveHs alfairs as s as clumsy Wendell L Willkie said Chuisday that the United 11 cannot but fail the nt world stiugglc undci auth eadeislup In a statement issued just be oie going to lodunapohi for a onference with other lepubliean eadeis the presidential candidate tiade this comment on Mr Roosc elt s address Wednesday night I have never felt so encouir ged about the outcoW of the Action as I did attci listening to ir Roosevelts speech last night If the American people have J J pe ave land from the air alone i ny iellse veahsm of tnc condi rill Wesfchester county ust above New York City and some at miles fiom wheic the blast oc cutied Telephone ueie swamped with calls Jiom person lileexPloson and felt the eaith tremble Even m Poughkeepsie there weie peisons who felt earth trem ois between p m and 1139 a m C S T Windows were knocked out of a train at Harman Y and plaster fell from walls at Tarrv town The New York state police bai racks at Hawthorne said that they mocked from them from me rtll ilione The maeased bombing has other purports of course In part it is directed at destruction of the important industiies about thp metropolib the dislocation of the nations communications by crip pling this great rail center the demolition docks and harbor fa cilities and disoiganizalion of eov einmental dnettion But Hitlers mam objective is he morale of the civilian popula li L can smaih he will make a mighty shide towaids vic tory I have vcfeiied to this more than once befoie but it is so im I feel justi fied in returning to the subject Hercules plant is hear the Pica tinny naval arsenal The blasts weie felt in Flandeis seven miles flom Kenv1 1 Sbaken from and had reached Poughkeepsie The shocks were so gicat thev were registered on thl graph at Fordham university in y shock was loloTaam CSTf a second Bt a m Thc insfru c undo Callh eight mtle anay at is located Picatinny A Flandeii housevMre raid thp i was w bexcic moke a dining room table Seveial icsidents near Hudson x approximately J25 r iioi th of the scene of the explo reported hearing the blasts Poughkeepsie N Y officials said it uss heaid all thiough Dutchebs county where Piesident s ancestral home is situ Vattieddishes weie wi Liiu Uon of the woiid jn which they aw living they will i eject over whelmingly a piesident who preaches such class consciousness and economic sabotage doehines asj weie pleached Wednesday night The kindest vvoids can be applied to the presidents speech aie that ho rfoes not un deistand the law of economics timincc 01 the loicca to in the woild today The United States cannot but fail in tne piesent woild under such leadeislupit the same doctrine which Blum of France taught Nazis Charge POTATO BUGS Dropped by British on German Fields BERLm man sources charged Thursday that British airmen are throwing bags of Colorado potato bugs into potato fields in Geimany Luxembourg and Belgium m an effort to lay waste the major food sources of those countries Those sources said the bugs multiply rapidly and aie hard lo contio They cited this alleged folm of at as ot Bnt BRITISH ASSERT CHARGES FALSE LONDON IP AuthonUtive British circles said Thursday Uieie is no truth in a German declara tion that ButisK flyers aie drop ping bag of Colorado poljto beetles on Germanys fields WONT LOSE SLEEP LONDON Rodeiick iic British welteuveight champion who is training for a match with Boon Sept 21 swears Adolf Hitlers bombers wilt not disturb his sleep Roderick sleeps in a big sandbagged enclosure garage in his PLAN WELCOME FOR WILLKIE lowans Map Welcomes When Nominee Makes Stops Across State DBS MOINES ic puohcaa chieftains T h u i s d a y mapped plans to give Wendell vyillkie a i outing welcome batuiday night at each stop on Ins way thiough southeast loua en loutc to CoffeyMlle Kate With loom on the Wiltkie tiam at a piemium the politicwns also weie hying to as many as or the faithful into the alloted space for the rail trip be tween Davenport and Fanfield Paity officials said lequests for seats fai excecds the available QUICK PASSAGE OF 2135 DRAFT ACT EXPECTED Conferees Scuttle Provision to Delay Conscription 60 Days WASHINGTON en aciment of peacetime consul iption for men fiom 21 thiough 35 was believed neai Thuisdny a a joint senate jind house committee met to draft its report on a compromise compulsoiy military turning bill The icport nill go I0 bolli houses for final action and the congressional consensus was that it would be promptly accepted perhaps before tile weekend Scuttling n house pi o vision for a 60day delay in the diatt and compiornising differences on the question of age limits lhe six senator and fhe house mem beis leached an agieemcnt Wed nesday night on a common sion of the legislation which both brandies of congress pieviously appioved in different forms The senate had fixed the racket at from 21 thiough 30 the louse fiom 21 tlnough 44 At 1he suggestion ot Senatoi Thomas D utah the confeiees made the maximum age 33 Thus when and it the bill fmat law Highway Salad i truckers col laborated on 11ns lecipe for a con coction they call highway salad Spread MX tons of cabbage on the highway pour on 100 gallons of gasoline and 100 gallon of keio senc Then season uiih djsh of 01 The Weather FORECAST IOIVA Fair and warmer Thursday nljhl and Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday nieht and Friday warmer Thursday night and east and south Friday IN MASON CITY weather statis room Walkei Hanna of Builington icpublican lust distuct comrmt teeman snid that lie expects ciowds seveiil thousand stiongal each of the first congicbsional dis trict stops T h e i epubhoan piesidential nominee is scheduled 1o airive in Davenport at Satuiday aft ernoon after spending anTiour and la minutes in Rock Island He will deliver an addles1 in the Davenpoit baseball paik and will old a PIOSS confeiencc befoit leaving tt 630 The WillUie tiam i caches Mus catmc at 7 20 foi 1 10 minute stop and pljtConn addieas Similar 10 minute stops will be made at Wash ington and Fan field the tiam leaching the lattci pornt at 905 George A Wilson piobably will introduce the piesidential nominee at each stop Davenport is m the second con gressional distuct while Musca tmc Washington and Fanfield aie in the fJist Fear Church in Danger by Delayed Bomb men wb billed to i egister for senice When Hie physically unlit those with de pendents and those who hold es sential jobs in industry or agri culture areweeded out army of ficials estimated 5000000 men would be eligible foi a years in tensive tiaining Piesident Roosevelt may C3u heselt was explained m any age classes Uic aimy desires Rcg stiation of tlic 1G500OOQ jCLted to taUe plate within 15 days makes funds axie aild lhe toiitingenl MOH 5000 piobably would be in1 Jucted jnlo seivice shoitiy ailci rv UPSI Tauls ca thedial buiial place of British hcioes and one of the most famous of Londons buildings was in im minenl dangei Thursday fiom an unexplodcd German bomb be lieved to be of delayed action type whidi sfiuck m i sticet close to the nauow clmichyjid Authorities permitted the dis closure also that in taids in the last few dnjs bombs had been diopped on the famous Mmc Tus sauds and the Daily Hciald and fcveijmg Standard buildings m the Fleet stieel aioa The St Pauls bomb proeiilcd a new dangei the stiect and ominously It bi oKc a gas mrun dud lames spuited up until the Sih was tuuied off Policemen and an iiid roped off tire entue nrea in fear the bomb would explode at any tune Theie ha been dcule fear on tluee 1912 ln 19j and the building or it of jt might collapse even such n shock as tlic ex plosion of a bomb LONDON NEW DEFENSE HALTS NAZI DAY RAID Fire Bombs Showered on German Cities by Britains Warplanes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The London aiiministrv reported ate Thursday that British bombers again slashed at German invasion barge concentrations massed along the naziheld channel coast I ami attacked docks and ship in 1932 it was ted that at a any time the cathedral might crash or begin bulking into the giound It is balanced on wet sand and its are no deeper at any point han 4i feet beneath the lioni of its ciypl Expeits after a survey hi 193J upon completion of a lemforte ment project said that so long as the sand remained there was of a crashBut it was fcaied Thuisday that if the undei giound spiings which keep fhe sand wet WPIC dammed by a Jaige excavation such asa bomb might idusc thcie would be acute dan gci Sev et il A German supply ship wav sunk off Dunkerque another was hit and left burning and a third was damaged by bomb nils the ministry said Enemy Eboalt torpedo canying weic machine gunned from a low altitude an official communique reported Film Actress Lana The measure approved by the TWrtPV Divrwoe conferees after two days of U1VOrC6S ArtlC provided also lor commandeer luff induslry if that should be come necessary in a national crisis Revising a house provis tioii the conferees provided in general that tuc government mighC take over on a rental basis plants where Jlie owner refused to give preferense to government orders or refused to manufacture defense material Bomb Falls in Berlin fiZ 14 Wcdnesday when losultcd vegetable tiuck diuen by O W MtCulley of Kansas City Mo and a tank truckdm en by Ray Hamson of Cambridge Iowa collided near heie GlobeGazette tics Wednesday minimum Wedncsdav niehi Al 8 a m Thursday Light fiost obscived bon City for the fnst time tnis 1 It was believed that little OL no damage lesulted however YEAH AGO Maximum Minimun m tipped Everi in Danbury trem ors shook the area and police headquarters was flooded with telephone calls of tho callers asked Where was the earthquake Dishes vveic knocked from shelves in Danbury and the blast the eaith all the way from Stamford to Did Greenwich Naval official in 1orfc heean an immediate Invcstlita tlon of the because the Tiic Rev pistor of t I church foimoly rervcd t Dover Del and liad been in C Helfcnstem CoitRiegational Wrecks Car Near Waterloo After Chase at 100 M P H WATERLOO Hcn iy 22 in Presbyterian hospital critically injured Thursday faced prosecution for automobile theJt r reportedly leading pohce on 100mileanhour chase Wed lay he C1ashed 12 miles south of the nty along highway His physician said the bone stiuctuie on the left Side of llen iy face wascompletely tushcfl Theie wa a possibility ol a skull Iiactuie also it was sjid 1 d Diving a fast sedan stolen 20 minutes ear lier from a garage parking lot struck another automobile at an jntersection fled the scene by an alley rammed Je of a garage and then headed south out of the city Officers said they drove their patiol car wide open but after 12 Im os weie still a quartei1 of a mile behind Henry when he lost ucm the oadsidc itch at lhe left ovciiumcd foui incs and tlnew Hcmy clear the cTi vt a complete vvieck said WEATHER WILL BECOME WARMER Light Frost Reported at Mason City and 1 I Other Iowa Points DES MOINES weathci wjs lovva Thuisday aftei 12 widely scat teicd points lepoited light host Wednesday night Thc icpoiN fiost came fiom Mason City Alta Cauoll Chero JCC Ames Atlantic Claunda DCS Moines Iowa Falls Waterloo Ce dar Haplds and Kcokuk The official low temperatuic in Iowa was 27 degrees recorded at Sibley S degrees below freezing the weather bureau reported Marshalltown listed 32 and Mason City 34 Iowa tempeiaiuie leadings av eiaged about 14 degrees below noimal the ucaiher buicau said Skies DROPS AT WORK Minn Lrttle 63 blacksmith diopped flfHd Thuisday of hcait attack uhile uorkmg on a WPA pioject i aiders great highfly ing waves made thenfust raid of the day on London at p m diawmg a temfic bariage liie fiom the Butisli capital3 new antiauciaft defense The tlear signal was sounded an hour and two minute latei Berlin reported the nazi Vlr men aided by good weather penetrated En elands south roast defenses and dropped bombs over the London area almost unmolested British RAF waiplanes showered fire bombs around Berlins Ger Cential Park a 92 miiuile raid before dcteycd Htion bomb 1 have exploded in the aica n iei fleat shPPllgr ports of SUambtiig ant Bremen j uiteiiaiiied assault on j 4rle fiergarlen lies near the Wilhelmstrasse where German povernment build ings and Hitlers own chan cellery are situated London reported the RAF raiders also bombeC the Au halter railway station in cen tra Berlin and the big Tem plehpf airdrome Hitlers high command ad mitted 40 persons were killed 41 injured and many fires in the three cities attacked million unrin lingtu duMvto keeping rigom in the danK srpuldual gloom un delEfound ilieRcr but Tire popu licc ound i vv inning note of fomfoil in the xtcidy ilnm At it mrt guns setting up a scieru of fuc o bid tlic i aiders The new London defense lac tic ot throwingup a Shaw Band Leader HOLLYWOOD acl icss Lani Tumei Thui vrtjy di voiccd Aitic Slum the band They weie mauicd last Waich a few weeks after Mis Tutner had Shaw as tiie most cgotibtical man I evei with on i pictuio tluii snlplne singly at Inrti vMuat planes picked out nv searchlights was officially crediled with havlns icreallj impeded he German assault It miist have timlc to 101 mir lipaiis of aiimenaid liif cniiotriudl Biitish picss as Iptloil Time irieitune it bioke up laigc foimafions l bombbis autl cither bi ought hem dovvn or Uuncd them back Only bombs exploded in cen tia 1 London m contiast to many lundiccfs in pievious night but Muude squads combed thp capita in icaitli of delayedacfinn eNplcmves suth blasted a coi Jici of palate on Tuesday 48 houis after Jt fell fiom the sloes The time bombs some times dig a ciater 20 feet deep m the giound The suicide squad pock the crater with eaith and sandbags and the danger 7one 15 roped oft until after the cxnln iion cxpio One ot the delayedachon mis siles was discovcied Wednesday morning neat imtoue old St PdiUs cathedral just off fleet streets newspaper iow which fm bCCOmC faNorlte Mimstfr of Aimaft Urd Bcaverbrnoks Evtnlnr SUnd anlanri the Daily have onth been ;