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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 0 0 M P DEPARTMENT OF H I v T 0 Y A M 0 A rj c M I y C j 0 E 3 fci 0 J N i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PJtESS ITJLi LEASED WIRES HOME EDITION Illllll MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Now Theyre Ready to WOWEM AT FAIR NAZIS BOMBED BY YANKS REDS RAF WILL ANNOUNCE 5eds Shake Off Triphammer U IIMIT nu CftDUBlowsatStalingradCheck LIMIT ON FARM Nazi Progress in Caucasus BLOWS STRUCK itiMfirn mi Am The president of the North Iowa Fair association Charles W Gasswint was so anxious that the Victory Revue girls should wow em at the fair that he went back stage to assist them personally with their makeup Yup thats the reason he gave Prom left to right smil ing at the mirror yes the mirror are three St Louis girls Sylvia Villet Jani Dorece and Alicia Nye Incidental ly he helped the girls to limber up too by holding out a hand for them to kick at Well the results were worth it the girls did wow em Friday night Lock photo Kay enay engraving Fair Offers Big Weekend Treat North Iowa Fair Program ACCLAIM REVUE AS BEST EVER r Sunny Weather Smash Features Point to Attendance Records A terrific program is in store for the Labor day weekend at the North Iowa fair and with sunny weather for the third straight day the fair officials began talking about attendance records Starting off with J i m m i e Lynchs Death Dodgers Satur day afternoon for which the grandstand was packed the pro gram moves on to a repeat per formance in Ihc evening of the BarnesCarruthers Victory re vue acclaimed at its premiere Friday evening as the best en tertainment ever seen on the North Iowa fair stage The opening events on the har ness racing program will be run Sunday afternoon with a maxi mum field of 11 horses entered in the pace A trot and free for all trot also are scheduled with three heats in each event The races will continue Monday afternoon with a trot a pace and a free for all pace all races being run under the rules of the United Stales Trotting associa tion The fair will be brought to a crashing close Monday evening to the tune of splintering planks and steel grinding against steel as Jimmie Lynch and His Death Dodgers take over the track in front of the grandstand Jimmic Lynchs personal appearance here will be his first in the state ot Iowa Mason Citr Saturday wel comed 25 sailor boys and their officer from the naval training school at Iowa State college drilling and parading on both the afternoon and evening pro grams Sunday and Monday afternoons the drill exhibition will be given by Mason Citys own company E of the second regiment Iowa state guard A feature oJ the Labor day eve ning program will be the address by Prof John A Vieg Ames on Free Labor and a Free World He is booked under the auspices of the Mason City Trades and Labor assembly Therell always be a the BarnesCarrulhcrs premiere show ing of its 1942 Victory revue and hippodrome acts which opened a three day engagement at the North loxya fair Friday night is any criterion to so bv The grandstand was packed and the audience showed an en thusiam throughout the per formance that spoke only too well of the actors dancers aero bats and performers of all kinds who held the stage Set against a background of a bubbling fountain with spangles balloons and gayness sprinkled all over it the show was presented with a sparkle as effervescent and refreshing as a bubble bath A chorus or 18 sailorcttcs equipped in satins and signal flags the Victory octet carrying the lead opened the show with God Bless America Hi Neighbor and Anchors Aweigh and the show was on There was leaping and dancing without a dull moment From the navy number the troupe wandered in ani out Spain the most beautifully dressed act in the show gowned in chartreuse and magenta changeable skirts and capes presenting a stagefull of eye appeal Salute to Russia presented the music and dances of that member of the United Nations And the Victory Finale a build up of pepper steppers in marching num bers together with the singing of the Victory octet led by the prima donna of the show Miss Lucille Dorman closed the revues part ol the program But that was only the back ground and buildup so to speak for as fine a bill of vau deville as the fair board has selected in many a season Al Gordons Rackateers the top dog act in vaudeville had the audience convulsed most of the time not so much at what the dogs did but what AI tried to get them to do and Hank Seiman equally captured his crowd with what he was able to make Charlie the wooden headed wisecracker which was mostly clever repartee really sing Other acts also received enthu siastic applause on the hippo drome bill such as the Zoppi troupe equilibrists on ladders who climaxed their act with a hcadstand on a trapeze hung from a ladder balanced by two other performers standing on the tops of ladders The Juvelys specializedin bal ancing the women upside down on the mans head with three rubber balls between Novak and Fay combined grace and come edy in a dancing acrobatic art that had the audience howling the Zavatta troupe of equestrians presented a real circus number and the St Clair Sisters and ODay performed in ajaicscle act that has everything from wheels 3 inches in diameter to those with seats 8 feet above the stage For two more days Saturday and Sunday the Victory Revue and vaudeville show will hold the stage at the North Iowa fair grounds and therell not be a spectator who has seen the show ever say he was sorry Its one of the cleanest snappiest and most brilliantly dressed bills in years Baby Born Only 30 Seconds Gets Bond WINDOM Minn UP Mao Redding 1 day old daughter of Mr and Mrs Gladden Redding Satur day was believed to be the coun trys youngest war bond purchaser Her father bought her a bond 30 seconds after she was born It bears her footprint for identifica tion CAT WEIGHS 17 POUNDS DENVER by a 12 ounce margin is Denvers biggest cat The seven year old black Per sian weighed in at 17 pounds Fri day night and settled a stormy fe line issue that has involved a big share of Denvers catloving popu lation for nearly a week Childrens Day and 4H Club Day Afternoon and evening free outside gate for all children who have not reached their I2th birthday admission 5 cents for those between 12 and 16 to pay federal tax United Exposition Shows on midway throughout the day opens for evening show Anssar band Concert by St p Revue and hippodrome acts in BarnesCarruthers state fair circuit Parade and drills by naval training school unit Flag lowering at close of program SUNDAY NO 282 PRICES WAGES Drastic Presidential Order Will Be Issued for Nation Labor Day WASHINGTON drastic presidential order limiting all wages salaries and farm prices was in store for the nation in an unprecedented move government officials revealed to thwart a threatened runaway rise in the costof living pm Grandstand opens Concert by Clear Lake band United Exposition Shows on midway p m Flag raising and prayer for victory Harness races under United States Trotting association rules Hippodrome acts pm Grandstand opens for evening show Concert fay Clear Lake band p Exhibition by Iowa State Guard Company E drill unit Musical stage show by Victory Revue troupe Hippodrome acts Flag lowering at close of program MONDAY Labor Day a m Gales open United Exposition Shows on midway throughout the day remain in place x and evening Livestock and agricultural exhibits throughout the day club baby beef sale p opens Concert by members of Mason City municipal band p raising and prayer for victory Harness races and saddle horse show p opens for evening show Concert by Mason City municipal band p John A Vieg Labor day address Free Labor and a Free World under auspices of Mason City Trades and Labor Assembly State guard drill unit Hamilton choir Jimmic Lynch in person and his Death Dodgers fresh from appearances at Missouri and Minnesota state fairs Flag lowering at close of program ALLIES PUSH BACK ROMMEL Sudden British Attack Gains in South 3 Nazi Counter Drives Parried CAIRO reports said Saturday that imperial forces were driving back Marshal Erwin Rommels Afrika Korps in a spreading battle in the southern and central sectors of the Alamein front A sudden British attack gained ground in the south and three nazi counterthrusts were parried Rommels spearhead it was re ported has been blunled by fierce imperial attacks and his attempt to hinge his drive on the southern anchor of the Alamein line was said to have failed With fighting spreading from the south to the center allied patrols were engaging actively the axis troops along the northern end of the line in order to keep them occupied For 48 hours reports said Rom mel has been losing ground in the southern Himeimat area and New Zealand troops were reported to The responsible sources who can not be quoted by name said the decree as drafted by Presi dent Roosevelt for issuance on Labor day calls for creation of an economic administrator to carry out llicse policies and others designed lo halt rising wartime living costs In effect the presidential edict is scheduled to tighten the purse strings of every American to lux ury or unnecessary spending but open them wide to payments ot debts and more taxes and to greater war bond purchases Even Mr Roosevelts advisers who aided in preparing the mes sage regarded it as almost revo lutionary because an act ot con be set aside by the farm price section the or der which affects a provision of the price control act specifically forbidding any price ceilings on farm products at less than 110 per cent of parity The president will say his wartime powers and duties are sufficient authority for the or der Already mentioned as pos sibilities for the post of econ omic administration were Gov Herbert II Lehman of New York Wendell WWkie and Ber nard M Baruch Genera provisions of the decree as outlined by authoritative in formants is expected to prohibit wage increases above the January 1 1941 level bymore than 15 per cent the approximate rise in liv ing costs since that date Workers paid by the hour however will not be prevented from receiving more for extra hours employed and it was indicated that those who had received more than a 15 per cent increase since January 1 1SH1 will be permitted to con tinue on the basis of the increased pay While wages will constitute thv amount paid by an hourly rate or ntVinr inn rt try S7 include amounts ranging from that figure lo 57500 a year It is still lo be de cided whether salaries will be frozen or permitted to be raised on the costofliving formula but on salaries above S7500 a year in creases will be forbidden Farm priccs will be frozen also although revision may be made later on the charges for some products with some of the revisions lo be downward it was said The government officials said income tax laws will be used particularly to enforce wage pro visions of the order Refusal to al low employers business expense deductions for unauthorized wage increases would bring increased taxes on employers As a matter of normal economy most employ ers were expected to abide vol untarily by the decree As for an executive dismissal of legislation bolstering farm prices it was expected that Mr Roose velt would count on forestalling farm bloc protests by answering some of the objections in advance in a message to congress preced ing a radio address to the peoelc The president has said his message will not constitute a re quest for any legislation and consequently it was expected he will explain his belief of nec essity for freezing farm prices at present leveis In the preparation of his anli struck rease snce anuary 1SH1 will be permitted to con Fchmaro I nol tinue on the basis of the increased LOSC 4200000 Killed Of TJT i i Bounded Ul Had to Open Bomb Bay Doors When Churchill Smoked SAN FRANCISCO ff One Using John Howard Rugglcs of Llie RAF Jerry command wont forget in a hurry is Winston Churchills cigar He spent some hours in a smoky airplane cabin with Churchill In Pact lie was copilot of the plane Hint took the British prime min ister to Moscow recently for his talks with Joef Stalin Til never forget that 28 year old San Franciscan told interviewer wrinkling his nose We had to open the bomb bay doors ARREST 3 FOR HELPING JAPS Former Employe of InterAmerican Office Is Included m Trio WASHINGTON jus Saturdays communique lice department announced Satur day that had arrested three men including a former employe of the office of the coordmator oJ interAmerican in Wash ington on charges of acting as agents of the Japanese govern ment J Edgar Hoover directorof tlie federal bureau of investigation named the three as walker Grey Maiheson of Washington former ly a news analyst in the inter American affairs office Joseph Hilton Smyihe and Irvine Harvey Williams both of New York Hoover said that Smythe and Mathe5011 bought the magazine The Living Age in June 1938 with 515000 provided by the Japanese consulate in New York nnd that the magazine was under written by the consulate in the amount of approximately 52500 a month until August 1941 These funds were advanced Hoover said in consideration of the magazines featuring at least one proJapanese article in each furnished by members of the sulate IV Jii lilt piupdtclliui Oi nis snLl pe preventing the nazis from shift inflation program the president ing their attack to the center of was known to have conferred with linr i Attorney General Biddlo and The first week renewed war olhcr justice department offi fare on the desert was viewed as cials a limited victory lor the allies with the decisive blows yet lo bt Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GIobcGazctIc carrier boy By UNITED PHESS European reports from sources said lo originate within Germany estimated Saturday that the nazis have lost 4200000 men killed or wounded so severely as to be per manently out of action In the Rus sian campaign up to Aug 1 This estimale placed the total German dead at 1700000 and said that from January 1342 to Aug 1 cas ualties numbered 710000 killed wounded and missing including 215000 killed KILLED IN SIOUX CITY SIOUX CITY iP B Yung Yce 30 Chinese proprietor of a restaurant here died Saturday of injuries suffered Friday when his automobile left a road north o here Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY No much change in temperature Saturday after noon Saturday night and Sun day forenoon IOWA Not much change in tem perature Saturday and Satur day night showers south portior Saturday and south and centra portions Saturday night MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Saturday and Sat urday night except slightly war mer extreme north portion Sat urday and north portion Satur day night IN MASON CITY Weather statistics Maximum Friday 73 Minimum Friday night 47 At 8 h m Saturday 49 YEAR AGO Maximum K7 Minimum 55 Russia Continues to Push Its Own Drive in Rzhev Sector M 9 S C O W ISP Showing an amazing power of recuperation the red army was reported Satur day to have shaken off tripham mer blows at Stalingrad and slopped the German advance upon that Volga river industrial center In the Caucasus also military advices said 1he Russians were checking the German progress and in tlie central and eastern sector were counterattacking The only enemy advance record ed in Saturdays dispatches was bove the Black sea naval station f Novorissisk The red army meanwhile con nued to push its own offensive at Rzhov northwest of Moscow About Stalingrad the Germans rere described as in difficulties nth a screen of red army fire ihead of them and a barren ex panse of steppes behind Northwest of Stalingrad the Russians broke inlo some German positions capturing prisoners and uppiies and killing 270 of the said The Russian lines stiffened after three successive days ot withdrawals and the newspaper Red Star said the enemy appar ently was assembling his last forces in an effort to break through to the Volga if Bloody fighting for a railway iation southwest of the Volga metropolis was reported in Is second day Frontal and en ilading fire cut into the huge ank and infantry formations lurled into that sector by Ger man Field Marshal Fcdor von Bock The enemy attacks were re mised the midday communique Clicckinc of the German squeeze upon Stalingrad and an improve ment of red army positions on the axis flank within the Don bend had been reported 12 hours earlier Russias central front troops resuming an offensive against the JzhevVyazma salient west of VIbscow were reported to have caottired a number of additions settlements Red army men of one unit il was announced wiped out aboul 400 enemy officers and men Violent pressure in the west ern Caucasus forced the Rus sians back in one sector north west of the Novorossisk naval station but reel marines land batteries and the Runs of the Black sea fleet pounded the Ger mans and their Rumanian allies hard the midnight communique said Six German tanks were de stroyed as well as 15 guns while two baltalions ot infantry wer annihilated it was announced The Russians acknowledged invaders had forced a river cross ing in the Terek basin near Moz dok and said our troops were en gaged in pressing the enemy back in that theater before the Cau casian mountains and the Grozn oil fields Without details the communiqu said fighting persisted in the re gion of Rzhev 130 miles northwes of Moscow Nazis Find City Is Vast Fortress BERLIN From German Broad The Russians arc fighting to make Stalingrad a Red Verdun and the Volga city has been converted into a vast fortress which will not be easy to take nazi military informants said Fri day The Soviets are fighting with their backs to the wall they arc faced with the alternative of eith er capitulating or fighting to the last man said one high military man They will certainly not capitu late he added In the savage fighting about the city the high command said Ger man infantry had stormed several of the modern forts in one belt of Stalingrads fortifications but said the Russians had launched strong relieving attacks to the northwest These attacks were de clared repulsed Block Busters Fall on Bremen planes blasted nazi Europe from end to end in an attack taken up Saturday by American flying fortress bombers and the Briish air ministry re ported thit heavy royal air force bombers raked Bremen for ball an hour with heavy bombs in cluding twoton blockbusters The attack on Bremen fea tured a night in which soviet bombers ranged over Vienna Budapest northern Hungary Kocnigsberg and Brcslau The air ministry reported that the EAF bomber force which hit Bremen was made up predomi nantly of Stirling Halifaxes and Lancasters Unofficial estimates placed the size of the force at about 200 bombers Smoke from the first rose to a height of 8000 feet the air ministry said It was another of those attacks in which bombs fall every second There were low clouds and a quarter moon the ministry said with particularly good visibilitv The docks oC the river town and skilfully by the first bombers showed the crews who followed where to aim the min istry said The German war bulletin which reported the raids on eastern Germany failed to name the cities attacked but the Brit ish radio quoted Scandinavian dispatches from Berlin as saying that the targets included Vienna in Austria Kocnigsbnrg a city of East Prussia and Breslau in German Silesia Berlin broadcast an official Hungarian announcement that Budapest and points in northern Hungary were hit by bombs dropped during a twohour alarm by highflying raiders The Buda pest announcement failed to give were easily seen placed lares lit 1 AT ROUEN RR If Russia Raids Budapest j and Other Points I British Blast Bremen BULLETIN Moscow radio Saturday reported that soviet bombers Friday night started Z3 fires at Budapest and 21 at Kocnigsberg East Prussia Only one bomber waslost dur ing the widespread raids which were made under the most dif ficult weather conditions the radio said LONDON OP The United Stales air lorccs struck their hcav est blow of the war against Hitler Saturday when flying fortresses attacked the Rouen railway yards Tor the second time and Boston bombers were in action igainst the Lc Havre docks Allied planes hit nazi Europe from both sides during the night anil by daylight as British American and Russian planes joined in one of the most wide spread air attacks yet to be de livered against the eontinenl Russian planes bombed Vienna and Budapest in the first air at tacks either city had felt since start of the war They also hit Koenigsberg and Breslau and scat tered points in northern Hungary The British picked Bremen for their target and delivered the 99th bombardment of the war against the great north German port city American and RAF fighters es corted the American bombers and engaged in sharp combats The fortresses completed their eighth successive raid without loss and nil the Bostons came home safely f too It was the first time the Bostons had been used by the Americans since he July 4 raid on Holland Three squadrons of the four motored fortresses flew against Rouen the largest flight yet used in Europe They bombed their targets from high altitude V Six allied fighters were lost One of the U S fighters was miss ing however an authoritative source said later
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