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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa N A HARUQM C PA I EDITE1 DES MOINES A L HOME EDITION THI THAT MAXES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS MASON CITY IOWA MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT cuixAiais OF TWO SECTIONS THRONGSSIEFAST PACERS AT FAIR HIRER WARNS OF TREATMENT FOR CHUTISTS German Authority Says Juit Give Us Three Days of Good Weather BERLIN multi plied indications Monday that the iinal pressure is about to be ap plied in an attempt to make Brit am sue for peace just as France was iorced to sue as telling new blpws in the aerial war were re ported by the high command Through Swiss diplomatic channels Adolf Hitler warned the British to treat his para chute troops according to the in ternational laws applying to other troops or he would visit reprisals upon British aviators held prisoners Aside from this implication that Germany may be about to attempt the landing of men to hold vital Jand objectives in Britain auth orized spokesmen declared Just give us three days of good weather intimating that the German military is convinced the Given of Greater iJ JJJVCU IH 11 air war rapidly is achieving its purpose of softening up the British and that the crucial week may be at hand German troops were reported at French channel ports impatiently waiting for the air force to do its work r Thousands of German avia tors were said to be held in re serve in scores of airports in France Belgium and Holland to launch a supreme air wave at the British Describing the blows dealt by the air force which Germans be lieved is rapidly paving the way for a nazi peace over London by September the German high com Bullitt Warning of Nazis Aims Hot Words Stirs Monday that Hie address of Am bassador William C Bullitt pre a attack on the States if Great Britain is rfnr i WSS Cry very little snort 01 treason Bullitts speech Clark added amounted fo an appeal to the American people to go into an unprovoked foreign war now for which he says they are not prepared This he asserted comes mighty mighty close to being false to the republic which put him where he is Bullitt ambassador to France made the address Sunday in Phil adelphia He urged adoption of conscription and supported aid for the British fleet Clark said Bullitt had suggested dictatorship as a means for fur thering American defense Any man who purports to put a dictatorship he continued comes mighty close to being false to his country T TIL Idaho senator added that Bulhtt s speech was not only ap proved but inspired by the state department mand said 147 British planes were shot down in battles Sun day Declaring many airports had been attacked in Britains hot southeast corner in an apparent effort to destroy the British air force the high command said 23 other British planes were des troyed on the ground before they could rise to fight Germany acknowledged loss of 36 her own planes Airports near London to the south and east of there and near Liverpool had been bombed as well as armament works in Nor wich and Essex and ports at Havenmouth at Bournemouth and Weymouth on the south and at Milfordhaven in Wales Fuel stores were attacked Sunday night eack ot London the high com mand said The official report of 147 British planes destroyed was a marked reduction from the 182 earlier reported by tlic German radio and other sources Thirtythree of Britains de fense balloons were declared shot down and a 4000ton merchant vessel reported sunk As a result of the success of In the house Representative Pace DGa touched off a se ries of one minute speeches when he indorsed Bullitfs re marks Knutson R Mmn termed Bullitt more of a J publicity seeker than a diplomat RcPresentative Schafer R n Wis suggested that the justice mentl in its drive against filth columnists get hold of Mr Bulhtt and lock him up right away b War Is Coming to PHILADELPHfA ad dress by William C Bullitt U S ambassador to France in which he advocated al possible aid to Great Britain and predicted that war is coming toward the Ameri cas was regarded Monday as one oE the most forthright ever deliv ered by an American diplomat Bullitt in his first utterance since returning from the Eur opean war zone told 5000 per sons at historic Independence nail Sunday night that the United States was in imminent danger of nazi as great peril today as was France a year ago attended by members uy jutauuers ol the diplomatic corps including Anthony J Drexel Biddle these blows DNB official news agency asserted the German air loree had been given orders to maintain a constant patrol nf jjiuijiv tUUUiiS sador to Poland and John Cudahy ambassador lo Belgium as he de livered he by the state department Bullitt spoke I over a worldwide radio hookup as he indorsed the BurkeWadsworth conscription bill and other defense policies It is clear as anything on this earth that the United States will not go to war but it is equally clear that war is coming toward the Americas Bullitt said Hoboes Elect Benson as New King o DIMINUTIVE BEN CRITICIZES JEFF DAVIS AS FAKE at acceDtance speech before a KGLO microphone electJd if Ho conVenlion is King Ben Hobo Benson elected by the hoboes Monday morning Former King David is in the accompany i n f photograph telling two Gar ner lassies the proper manner in which lo hop freight The Garner girls are members ofthe Garner band whichp 1 a y e d during the con vention Above Betty Greiman beloiv Miss Grei man is Berna dine Yeggc Ex King David ruled two years ago being suc ceeded in 1939 b 1 Scoopshovel Seotty Scotty failcd to make atthe 1940 con vcntion and the hoboes elected Ben Benson of New York city their new king Lock photos Kayenay engrav ings Britains airplane plants ports and airports Reconnaissance craft were sent these flights were described minor operations I Hitler Is Trying to Force Britain to Quick Showdown Island Has Withstood Shock and Continued Air Raids on Germans Makes Tolerance Plea in Acceptance Talk at Britt Convention By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE hail King Ben Hes the new monarch of the hobos crowned in an impressive cere mony here Monday noon as a high point in the festivities inci dent to Britls annual Hobo day Kins Bens full name is Ben Benson and among his fellow passengers of side door Pull mans lie is known as Coast Kid Which coast you ask And Kins Ben answers Either coast both coasts and every where in between The crowning ritual on a plat form at the north end of Main street was in charge of Oscar Sal strom of Des Moines leader of the Britt Hobo band In true regal manner King Ben accepted the crown a little bit too large for his not very large head He weighs 100 pounds stripped for the bath which he never takes and he refers to him self as a migratory printer A plea for tolerance for the hobo was stressed in his brief inaugural address which was put on the ail by KGLO In our uraiio he said as in any large icroup of men may be found somewho do not belong But 90 per cent are good Americans who prefer to live their lives in their vvay So lonp as they are lawabiding they should be welcome evcry wlicre Britt where the hobo conven tion originated 43 years ago was especially praised by King Ben as a place where they not only preach the brotherhood of man but also practice it He closed his formal address on a patriotic note May God bless America and all of us is the prayer of this little hobo what more could I ask Here lie departed from his script to pay his respects to Jeff Davis king of another organization of hobos Davis he charged isnt in truth a hobo at all He has a wife and children and there are well authenticated reports that he oc casionally pays his train fare This last offense is unpardonable according to 1 ards King Bens stand artiU truth is thai the destruction of the British navy would be the turning of our Atlantic Maginot line protect ian the Maginot line command to be ineffective Reports from Switzerlandi i across Lake Constance from GerI when l It t i Trtnnr iwnen the attack will come but I iim certain that if Great Britain is many said British scored hits on a big German aluminum plant causing firci and apparently aimed at wide spread Berlins warning on treatment of parachutists said it would be a violation of international law for civilians to kill these troops thpugii they might take them prisoner and hold them for tary authorities Britain has armed hundreds of thousands of civilians to fight as a home guard against para chute or other invasion Berlins warning was similar to one issued in connec J r i iidl JlLlLdl defeated the attack will come The agents of the dictators arc already here preparing the way for their acmics They are preparing the way in the same manner in which they prepared the way in trance Bullitt said with a grave face Amcrcans who believe that the nazis will not have to be stopped but will stop of their own accord arc indulging in the fatal vice of wishful thinking Bullitt said that those arguing agamst conscription arc playing the dictators game tion with the invasion of the low lands and France ivjiMiings appeal for aid to the v ieuGcrman warnmg said that British fleet and said hat if Erit n3Ushlroops ncccssar ain was defeated Europe would He indorsed General John J appeal for aid to the By DEWITT MACKENZIE A FForeign Analyst Hitlers vastly increased pres sure of attack on England indi cates a purpose of forcing the is sue to a quick showdown it pos sible We arc in the heat of the fuhr ers great effort to annihilate at the peak yet but likely close to it Tile nazi chief is tryinp to crccs thai barrinK very ex ceptional weather October wili call a halt lo bidscale aerial operations Control of the air is essential to his success and he may be expected to strain every norye to achieve that in the im mediate future The most important fact which i out the intensified bombardment during the past week is to my mind that the tight Mile island not only has with stood the shock but continues laisescale offensive operations against the enemy on the conti nent Now that is significant There is nothing more certain than that the nazi leader is all scl for immediate invasion if and when England is man positions along the French const We dont know of course what material damage has been done in Britain by the deluge of bombs any more than we know ivhat hurt the English have inflicted on the nazis by raids over the continent me rival communiques vary so greatly that its difficult to assay the posilion The real point however is that no matler how we read the rival claims it seems clear that nothing approaching collapse has yet inflicted on the undcr iiosr who is up to this writing 1 Bull Moreover careful analysis of dispatches indicate that lhc morale of the British people has grown stronger with advcrsitv W Meantime it is important to note that time has been working on the side of the British and they have developed not only offensive strength but offensive spirit A mark of this is seen in their claim that during the past week vio Icn fighting they have destroyed four German planes for every one of their own lost London says that the ratio in Sundays nazi assault was nine to one in favor of the de fenders We slill have to sec what Hitler can do by unleashing the full fury of ins air power and we may get a check on that in the very near future w juiu u jut i mui ana saia inat if mu down and i n i j English troops need not necessar ain was defeated Europe would Thit he MISSOURI POPULATION A total of POPULATION Tom Stormy Weathers busi ness manager of Hobo News printed ij New York took the platform long enough to explain the difference between a hobo a tramp and a bum A hobo he said is z mi gratory worker A tramp is a migratory nonworker And a bum neither migrates nor works King David aformer monarch crowned at Britt took 20 minutes to explain why he never shaves and Charlie Bender a North Caro lina colored hobo explained as best he could how to make jungle stew The ingredients it seems arent important Its how he slumgulion is prepared thai counts Prior to the coronation ritual an impressive parade of floats and marching bands was staged with awards made in six classifications as follows Town floats Britt creamery 2 Buntenback and Conroy 3 Central States Town organizations l Han cock County Safety council 2 Britt Band Mothers 3 American Red Cross Rural floats Crystal Lake potato and onion farmers 2 Reid Hybrid Seed Corn company 3 Albert Bussc Stilson Rural Triple A 2 Future Fanners 3 rural mail carriers Humorous Stilson stage coach 2 Pritehards 3 Dun can Farmers band Bicycles and Gaken and Harvey 2 Charles Haft 3 Victor Willodson Jr T f T f f 5000 See Racer Crash A jammed accelerator which prevented Wally Nelson Austin niinii from reducing his speed ou the east turn resulted in this crash I IOWa fair track Sundav Afternoon A capacity crowd of 5000 m the grandstand and bleachers saw the accident in the last event as the climax of the afternoons auto races Nelson suffered only a bruised ankle and minor tuts Arnold J Gregcrson 1210 Fourth street southwest was the amateur photographer conveniently Somaliland Is Evacuated by British Italians Declare Little Dunkerque Staged English Take Step As Alternative to Reinforcing Garrison LONDON war office announced Monday night that the British had withdrawn from So maliland The announcement said the withdrawal was decided upon as an alternative to reinforcing the British garrison there with re who would be of greater use in places more important to the prosecution of the war All guns exceut two lost in the early stages of the action have 150 was awarded to in the ra Kins Bens iirst official act fol Alotiday lowing his crowning anrt his fol cmii pledge not to be a dictator or accept any permanent job was to preside over a formal prepnra bccn embarked the announce ment said A great part of the material stores has also been evacuated and the remainder destroyed Our wounded have been safely brought communique Mon the British were withdrawing to their ships at Ber licra capital and chief port of Britains Somaliland protectorate mid Italian spokesmen said a little Dunkerquc was being staged the British re treat from Flanders under a storm of German air attacks Rome sources snid the British away The Italian clay declared force in Somalilnnd was nboul 7000 mostly Rhodcsians and In dian troops BRITISH BOMB ITALY NAZIS Report Extensive Raids on Aircraft Factories Plants and Airdromes LONDON air try announced Monday night that British planes SnrrJny night bombed Italian aircraft facloric st Milan and Turin aluminum and chemical works in Germany Sou F R Nominates Claude Wickard to Cabinet Post WASHINGTON Roosevelt Mondav nominated Undersecretary of Agriculture Claude R Wickard ot Indiana to succeed Secretary Henry A Wallace his campaign running mate whose resignation he accept ed a few earlier With WicUards nomination the president also sent to the senate the nomination of Paul II Apple by of Iowa former assistant la the secretary to succeed Wickard m the undersecretaryship Wallace will leave the depart ment Sept 5 to begin active cam paigning for the vice presidency The tone of Mr Roosevelts letter accepting Wallaces resignation and the immediatenomination of an ludianan to succeed him indi cated the administration atlnclies primary imporlnncc lo lhc belt vote where republicans made considerable gains in Ihe congressional elections Indiana is tile home slate of KcnuOlican Presidential Nominee Wendell L Willkic CHAKGKD WITH MURDER KANSAS CITY Mo county prosecutor Monday filed murder charges against James A Kutts a 4o year old WPA worker who confessed to police that he attacked and beat In death Mary Margaret Macnhoudt 7 logne harbor Freiburg and many and airdromes aj Hamsheim Ger British Claim 513 Nazi Planes Downed in Week LONDON air ministry announced Monday night that British fighter planes during the past seven days had shot down 513 German planes tion of the jungle stew in a spe cially reserved lot near the rail road station All ingredients had been furnished bythe celebration committee Numerous rides and stands lined Mam street is enlire length and the crowd at noon had been vari ously estimated at 10000 to 15000 with a larger number expected for lhc evening events The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair nijjht and Tuesday warmer Tuesday and west Monday night MINNESOTA Fair Mondav night and Tuesday warmer Tuesday and west niffht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather slalis tics Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night 47 At 8 a m Monday 57 The mercury dipped to 47 Sun day night lowest point since spring as North lowans shivered a bit from the first harbinger o YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum g Rain 14 The figure for Sunday Maximum Saturday gj Maximum Saturday night 77 At S a m Sunday 60 Riin Saturday s inrh YKAR AGO Maximum m Minimum NEW REVUE TO BE STAGED AT EVENING SHOW Horses Take Over Track Following Sundays Spectacular Auto Races The KiestW Minn high school band got the second day of the North Iowa lair away to a colorful start Mon day afternoon with a group aC fancy drills and a concert by the 60 piece Minnesota championship band Headed by 21 drum majors including 18 little girls and the three senior majors clad in blue and white satin the bright blue and gold uniforms presented a spectacular pic ture as they paraded before the grandstand aa a prelimin ary attraction to the head lined horse races The 18 junior drum majors are scheduled to give a flag drill before the evenin grandstand performance by Ernie Younes Kcvue The Kiesler tion also enlcrlaiued downtown Mason City crowds with a series of snappy drills and musical umbers just before noon Monday was Fanners and Chil dren s day at the fairgrounds and hundreds ot both swarmed the grounds The afternoon grand by nt 2500 hut there wereevcn move m the machinery shows one oC the big attractions for the farmers midway whici drew the Clear skies and comfortably low temperatures brought an early crowd to the fairgrounds in I he forenoon as the second day of the 1MO exposition got under war After noon horses look over the track which Sunday echoed the roar of auto racers and u om lhc crowd which was broujrlil lo Us feel as one man when the red and while racer piloted by Wallace Nelson Austin iMmn slammed broad side into the fence on the cast The climax came appropriately the last race and Nelson fortunately suffered only cuts and bruises although his rar took out about 30 feet of the boards before it hailed He said FAIR PROGRAM MONDAY Farmers Day p Ernie Youngs revue ri ThearlcDuffield firework TUESDAY Masun Governors Day R a m dates open a Begin judging Of beef cattle 10 a m lo p n Demonstrations by township Gills tlf club learns P Anival of Gov George A Wilson and party 2 p Harness races plus circus acts p Recognition of Golden Wed ding couples who sic guests of fair p 4H club parade in front of grandstand 8 p I Krnie Youngs revue p ThearieDuffield lirevorks his accelerator stuck as he was going into Ihe turn and he was unable to cut off his power in time to avoid the crash Fair officials estimated the Sun Vnnn ancc at linn 3000 watched the races from tire grandstand and bleachers and van tage points in the infield Otlier thpusands roamed the exhibits and midivay Ernie Youngs Rovuc with dozens of beautiful girls and car of stage properties and scenery was scheduled to take over the grandstand show Monday evening following the successful fjowins of Avcvys Works faunday evening The Avciy show was scheduled for one performance only Perfect weather pcrhap even a mt cool in the upper portions of the grandstand where the wind Mruck hardest brought smiles to
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