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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1940, Mason City, Iowa XLVl NIWSPAHK THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IQWANS NHGHBORS SPOT 6000 PI Fight O AUTO RACES 2 EVENING SHOWS INBIGPROGRAM Horses to Take Over Racetrack Monday and Tuesday Afternoons T Ticket Sales Mounting Crowds aTFair v b and fun in plenty as well as an outstanding livestock and faun products exposition Friday were promised visitors to the 1940 Greater North Iowa fair from the opening auto races Sunday after rhe saluto in 10 Tin freworks closing the Thursday night A number of new outstanding features are on the program An diew C Hanson the manager pointed out Friday In addition the popular features of former years have been retained Following the opening auto races Sunday afternoon will be the presentation of the stare show Shoot the Work SUB evenlnr in frerit the type of nan son declared a revue with a The Sunday night showwill be presented the one night only A newshow Ernie Youngs Re vue replaces it Monday eve ning and runs through Thurs day Each day one oE North Iowas championship bands will be in the stands Monday will be Farmers day and Childrens day There will be judging in all livestock de Program on Page 16 partrnents getting under way and the harness racesare on the aft ernoon program Children 16 years old or less will be admitted free at the outside gate and all shows and rides wilt be 5 cents until 6 oclock The Monday evening grandstand show presents Er nie Youngs Kevue a complete change from the Sunday night show Tuesday will be Mason City L car Lake and Governors day Tie stores of Mason City and CleatLake will close at noon for tile fair Governor George A Wil son will beguest speaker on the afternoon program Tuesdays race program presents the second day of harness races intermingled with feature circus acts Tuesday evening will feature fcrmc Youngs Revue with Bobby Jeane the Rocket Girl actually shot over 50 feet out of a cannon on the stage The big 4H club parade will be at Tuesday evening All Golden Wedding folks will bo guests of the North Iowa fair on Tuesday afternoon They need only call the secretarys office for guest tickets Wednesday isXorth Iowa day and final auto race day Cham pionship auto races feature the afternoon program ivith a very special added attraction of an airplane faking off a speeding automobile and returning back to the top or the same aulomo bic Tiie Wednesday evening how will be another addition of Ernie Revue climaxed with a Siganhc fireworks display as wjij Thursday is Thrill day pre senting new and daring thrill f bj 1C Alt American Thrill Aces including rolling over automobiles head on col 1sions in midair high jumping ami broad jumping dynimile drives and many other hair rais ing stunts hvThTHUsday just oig Thrill day program there will be a mile long livestock parade m front of the grandstand On the midway located on Ilic west end of the fairgrounds the United American Shows will prcscm lhe fun tesl nf lhc fajr vlh thrilling rides and shnws tor young and old Two Greek Ships Hit by Italians ATHENS AP A high authority said here Friday night the commanders of two Greek destroyers bombed by warplanes Friday had report ed by radio to the navy min is try that the attacking pianos were Italian The government carefully re hamcd from any comment in sisting that the planes were of unknown nationality Nevertheless the high author ity said the officers of the two destroyers the Vasilevs GeorHos I and Vasipissa Olea crafts of 1J50 tonnage had carefully watched the planes through neld glasses and reported an absolute identifiaction The government was expected to continue to preserve silence lest any statement imperilGreek neu traHty at a time when the situation bgween Greeceand Italyis grow The Greek destroyers Vasilevs Ueorgios I and Vasilissa Olga were attacked from the air Friday by unknown warpHincs as they steamed toward the island of Tines where the Greek cruiser Helle was torpedoed and sunk Thursday by an unidentified sub marine The two destroyers accordinj to reports leaching Athens es BRITISH PLANES CROSS ALPS TO RAID IN ITALY Some Italians Are Killed and Wounded in R A F Bombings By KEyNOLDS PACKARD United Press Staff Correspondent ROME planes for the second time this week early f riday roared over northern Italy and a general headquarters eom muiquc admitted thnt two persons were killed and five wounded in raids on Marate and Olgiato northern rural communities In Cairo the royal air said that British planes also had raided Bomba important Italian seaplane base on the Adriatic across the Italian peninsula from Rome destroying settinr or a number of flying boats HiThn conSnunique which said the British planes had crossed bwitzeiJand enroute to their Ita ian oojec Uves claiYrTed thatItalian antiaircraft guns in the Turii had shot down one BritisJ British Believed to Have All Available Fighting Aircraft in Action to Stem Nazi Attack bombe property There was no immediate estimate of casualties full speed They did not fire on the planes It also was reported tha a Greek merchanUhip identi fied as the FrirT was bombed by wavplanes while ly ing m an unidentified harbor The air attacks came amid mounting tension in the relations between Greece and Italy follow ing bitter Italian press campaign against the little kingdom Virginio Gayda authorita tive fascst editor wrote Friday in II Giornale Dltalia that the torpedoing of the cruiser Hclle Thursday was part of 3 plot to precipitate a crisis be livecn Italy and Greece The editor disclaimed anv Italian responsibility for the sinking nf me ship by an unidentified suh niaruie area 4 U1IK plane near Cercsole DAlba The crew was said to have consisted of five men some of whom were killed while the remainder were The Italians admitted the British had raided vuaawa Chief Italian port and supply base rca Knst Africa and Col n 111111 rour persons were killed bolcia and 12 were wounded in these raids general headquarters said llie communique dealt chiefly with aerial incursions by both he British and Italians but 11 said that in British SonWilantf where Italian columns were at emptmgto reach Berbcra capi tal and chief port nf he crown colony the battle still was rag ing Retaliating for British air at tacks general headquarters said Italian bombers escorted by nur suit planes effectively bombed the Halfar airport on the British iWcthterranean island of Malta hitting miliiary objectives and starting a number of rircs The midcity itself was untouhed 10aml iD Suburbs ate German news agency DNB reported fOUghla torificW h RAF ships over the British capital Between 6000 and 6500 British and Gennan in the with about 4000 firstline defense pacv0 mumtry that un navy e battle in the history of warfare The news agency asserted that vaves of nazi bombers and fighters have brea he anbamer and dcaiedthe air over Loncion It true the heart of Diplomatic observers exnrcssert belef that the secret attad s Met declared war on her hand Officials howeverdeclared the had not yet taken any rIPiljtary measures bc w tllc Power which hIL Greek urning thousands their m chan Many of these pilgrims vho ad gone to lc island to observe and taTtf0ur Lady arted the fa a SI season ticket Tage rBelow Chrlen Horn is ncgotiatin a S1lc with Kenneth Higdon Fire Burns for an Hour So Girl With Note Goes to Firemen During this attack a Briltsh Plane wns slut down and all Ital ian planes returned safely it was The communique saiii also mat Italian planes bombed the railroad between Fuea and Marsa nialruh in Egypt n cJaimed that a British plane had been shot down in flames over Zeila British Somaliland settle ment now in Italian hands and that an Italian air raid on Ua Brilisjr planes on the ground A Bfjlish pursuit plane was shot down m an air battle over according to general headquarters While soecifically general head quarters described the latest Brit an raids on Italy as a small incursion over the rural communities of Marnle and OIsi i U was noted also that the communique in claiming dcdruc tion of Brilish plane said that i Inid been shot down by anti aircraft fire from Turin northern Italy military headquarters Turin with Milan Alessandria r u wcrc lhc objectvcs air raids earlier this whldl il was admitted jliU 22 persons were killed and 52 e British empire apparently lay at tlie mercy of new waves of divebombers which DNB said til were streakingacross the i channel i The wind is rliiving a i black veil of smoke across the alums of Londons east end DNB said Authorixed in Her Ini said tersely that a mighty fleet of German bombers headed for the British capital Fridav aft ernoon The brief Berlin dispatch explained the mystery of an interrupted broadcast by a London radio which gave the first indication that the me tropolis with its teeming mil was attacked called the titanic struggle a battle of the greatest dimen sion wth the British numerically outnumbering the naris and em ploying everything at their dis Ul rightcrs dance over he news agency said Everywhere theeyelooks il sees Brilish Hurricanes and Spitfires In between Hie sharn contours nf German Mcsser schmitts chase by Everywhere arc fierce duels In between one sees in the air the ycl DNB said the number ofplanes falling out of the sky in the rag ing battle must be enormous and again smoke col umns of crashing planes are seen the news agencys account sain adding that nazi battle re connaissance planes were con C Mass into a fire sta In thp claimed caused eri U S Asks for British Bases Unite united naval conversations timially flashinir hack reports of the progress of the fight to Ber nn The first German bomber for mation returning to their from the still blazing conflict said umerous hits had been scored on JMbases m the western environs of London setting big fire in hangars and barracks While cable communication with London remaitied ominously silent regarding the air raid dispatches from Berlan snid huge explosions lorn nazi bombs were observed at urfleet and Barking in the Brit fl capitals denselypopulated cast cny Big gun powder factories were located at Purfleet An estimated 2500 tiazi war as many as in iiiursday s juggernaut smash at the island seen earlier speeding at great height across the English coast The DowJones ticker in NCv lork said the London stock mar vel closed during the air raid but later trading resumed and the market closed steadier CSV went off the aV suddenly at JJ1 p m London Radio listeners in New York heard air raid alarm sirens screaming in the background of a program which was being broad cast at the time Then the air was i ominous silence j This coincided with a long break m the clickclack of the automatic telegraph machine bringing news direct from London to the offices Of he Associated Press in New york a machine that is seldom i 10rc than n few When London came through again at a m C S T aftei a gap of 50 minutes it was to transmit a story 0t connected with anything that might be hap pening in London indicating rigorous censorship At noon CST The Associated Press office in New York was still m contact with its London office but it was apparent that censor ship was preventing London from sending any news f Fridays fightini there Other mcssacrs camr Hirouch with fair regularity but at that Imie nothing regarding the air raid had been received for hours and 20 minutes Tlic thundering new waves of raiders bombed the island kingdom from Scotland to Corn tn II I0 POW to the long hidden rccret of his full aerial strength for tlic Former Governor of Dies at 76 cautioned with any speculation about I release of American destrovcrs to L Great Br defense lhC at hi prcs repeatedly not to tie it I Great Britain i Voluntarily M Roosevelt au 1 tnorized the following with special reference spec th beneath the bnskfy Coodricl 7 They advised hc Hnri TI woman next time 1o tc e aHd Phont 1C1 lclc a hopiii ut nd UP v r i j i sciiHtjtS I flf n It i of the Brittl St tKrW i 1 urcks illness States for Aiticricin 1 i MatCS government T r with nment looking f lc fuehrer hoped to blast Britain ilit Emission without even scndinff I 1 lhC fni a i German warplancs rr newel the violent storm nvrr Bn am in heavy prcciawn wingcil acr s RAK bombcrs Alps Friday to northern Italy for the spcon dine In three davs rscist authorities in fionir ir purled two killed fuc wounded ;