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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THE THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANJ NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA s r E P ART ATTPTRT 9r AUbUbT 20 ms PAPEB coNsigfs US RELEASE OF DESTROYERS TO ENGLANDURGED Agrees With U S on Principle for Leasing of Defense Sites Minister Winston Churchill confident ly told the house of commons Tuesday that Great Britain is moving ever closer to air parity and eventual air su periority despite Germanys jnass raids Churchill said that each ilay of air battle over Britains now bristling with 2000000 armed down Germanys advantage He hinted that Britain loo is preparing surprises and contem plates taking the offensive in 1941 and 1942 Specifically he asserted that bigger and bigger air attacks on Germany are in prospect and lhat growing British strength en ables her to divert larger forces to the Mediterranean todeal with Italy Churchills chief points were Llliu t 1A plea to the United States Cations of for release of overaije Wickard Will Succeed Wallace f Parity Near AIR WEDNESDAY Named secretary of agricul ture succeeding Henry A Wal lace who has resigned to cam paign as democratic vice presi dential candidate is Claude Mickard above a dirt farmer of Camden Ind advanced let it be Stales arc farther than Churchill had known Speaking of the proposed naval leases Churchill said Willkie Will Continue to Ask Roosevelt for Debate Nominee Astounded That F R Authorized Address by Ickes BULLETIN HYDE PARK X Y President Roosevelt turned down Wendell L Willkies chal lenge to debate campaign issues Tuesday asserline at a press conference that things were in such a shape this year that he could not campaign RUSHVILLE Ind ing Secretary Ickcs reply to liis acceptance speech as a presidential refusal lo meet him in joint de bate Wendell L Willkie gave this statement to reporters Tuesday Lincoln did not think it was unworthy or undignified to de hate and neither did Daniel Webster I am going to keep on asking for a debate boys Senator Bridges Says Ickes Is a Hitler in Short Pants The republican nominee who on Saturday chal lenged President Koosevelt to a scries of to face listened WASHINGTON Iff Senator Bridges R N replied Tues day to Secretary Ickes description of the republican party as the Party ot appeasement with an as sertion that Ickes himself was a Hitler in short pants Ickes in a radio address Monday night following up the speech of Wendell L Willkie in accepting the republican nomination for president called Willkies crit icism of President Roosevelts for eign policy demagogic and as serted that the republican party the equivalent of Eng lands nnd Frances pronnzi Mu nich appeasors of 193B Bridges forgoing a retort via radio on the grounds that nothing Ickes has said was worth the ex pense issued a statement through presidential l national committee 1 I Its Governors Day at Fair f SSEraS1 oSSretarl BasreV left before le at he Hotel bers Of lhe governors official party which as introd 1 I6 two Norlh Iowalls he horse racing program got under way Lock p otoKayen srandsfaml crowd before for release destroyers 2 An offer to lease to the United States on a 99 year basis dgffrisfe sites in the vesternT herhisphere 3 Refusal to relax the Brit ish blockade of Europe and rejection of the proposal by former President Herbert Hoover that food be allowed to go to nations conquered by Germany 4 An estimate of Britains war losses thus far at 32000 killed wounded miss ing or taken prisoner in cluding civilian casualties to victory sail Churchill may not be so Ion as we expect but we have no fight to count upon this Be it long or short rough or smooth i we mean to reach our journeys end Undoubtedly this n r o c c s means that these two great orgaiv and the United States vi empire have to ne al will have to be somewhat mixed up together in o some of their affairs for and general advantage mutual upon the future I do not view the process with any misgivings I could not stop it if I wished AO one can stop it Like the Mis it iol Let it roll tullriood inexorable irresistible benignant lo broaacr lands and better days Cheers greeted this passage Churchill declined to speculate about what terms Britain should she win would demand to spare mankind the miseries of a third World war We arc still toiling up the hill he declared we have not yet reached the Crestline Churchill said thc detection of t ance had contributed greatly to uritams inability to defend her African protectorate of Somali The increased bombing of Ger many assures us of one of the surest if not the shortest of all roads to victory Churchill left no doubt that Britain would attempt to travel this road and emphasized again and again lhat mass raids by Ger many i the past fortnight have not impaired Britains ability to strike back He stressed he crushing effect ot British anattacks on Germanys scicntinc and industrial power Inch he described as alreadv weakened by her expulsion of the 11 What il would i ni lf llls aimies reached the Black sea the Caspian or even India should German scientific and ot aoman and now in Italian hands but he explained oven before the star I or the war no prolonged defense there was contemplated Thc Brit ish troops in Somaliland hc said were tace withdrawn virtually to fight elsewhere in He warned however that IlEFUSES TO LIFT BLOCKADE OF FOOD Churchill declared that Brit am could not be swayed by hu manitarian appeals lo lift the blockade to allow shipment of rood to conquered territories as Proposed by former President Herbert Hoover of the United Mates n anci i T1 economic apparatus be shattered i so hc said would only and pulverized at home P10101 Europes agony by aid Hitler mK the Germans S destroyers Hitler he said now Gcimans sprawled over Europe CC U Our offensive springs are bein J slowly compressed and we must Wc that our friends across lesolutcly atirT pro pare ourselves lor campaigns ivikj uj i tlUllJ 1V1UII day night to Ickes address accus ing him of unpatriotic dema goguery and unpardonable ref erences to the chief executive Hastily calling a secretary hc dictated a statement to Joe Martin republican chairman saying am not surprised that Ickes would stoop to such levels but I am as tonished that the president of the United States would authorize such a speech The telegram had just been is reporters when Willkie burst into the hotel press room here and added the LincolnWeb ster comment which he reserved for publication Tuesday Willkie telegraphed Martin that he should waste no money in buvinsr radio lime to answer IckEs adding that llie speech is unworthy of answer Hc said later SrnaioJ H Styles Bridges of New Hampshire would have somethine to say later conccrninsr it V The nominees original plan had been for Bridges to reply formally to ICKCS in a radio address aid in his address that vVillkie joined Tammany hall in 1923 and later fought in thc ranks pi Tammany hall which sought thc defeat Fiorello LaGuardia as mayor of New York Willkie declared however that as a mat ter of fact he had voted for La Guardia Disclosure of the telegram in midevening climaxed a busy day for thc republican nominee who probably will leave here Thursday He may go to New York for a dny or so and then proceed to Maine DECORAHHAS IOWA LOW OF 39 Temperatures Sag to Low 40s at Most Points in State DES MOINES PiExtra blan which said m a Who is this Ickes who talks so platform a safe Hit radio Monley In his own rights Ickcs is a ra Kcts came out from moth balls n Iowa Monday night as tempera tures sagged into the low forties at most points in the state Grate fires were common in the many householders v Hitler m short pants Like Hitler he is a profes sional rabblerouser who never succeeded at else The new deal regime that Ickcs schemes for is nothing but an American form of nazism Like Hitler is a common scold puffed up by hijh office One of the questions Secretary nfS ln his 5Pecch was What has Mr Willkies current party to offer America but more more ibioatJ and more defeatism and reaction at home Bridges countercharged lhat Roosevelt slept as Germany j aimed and despite what Bridges wasfu11 knowledge of the couisc world events worc takine long kept the public ignorant of it and squandered billions while building not one battleship not a Plane not nn antiaircraft gun nor a single Willie has challenged President Roosevelt to debate but Ickes in his speech dismissed such an ar rangement as beneath the dignity PCSIdency To thiBadges Since when has the Roose velt family upheld the dignity of the white house The new deal has sought protection behind the dignify of an office that lonir ago vanished under crass com mercialization by thc Koosc velts Ickes said that Willkie was a member of Tammany hall and in dicated that he considered him an admirer of thc late Samuel Insull utilities operator Both statements were promptly termed plain and i simple falsehoods by Willkie in a statement at Rushville Ind Monday night Willkie Ickes said had joined Tammany hall in 1930 fouht m its ranks and has not resigned to this day Ickes also claimed that Willkie had once praised Insuil as a forceful dynamic and attractive figure while thousands of others the man who execrate Insull a ruined them In his attack on thc republican i in Aui iiauto tu jthc chill out of the house ITALIANS TAKE OVER BERBERA Declare Somaliland to Be Incorporated in Fascist East Africa ROME high com mand announced Tuesday lhat Italian troops had occupied Ber bero completing the conquest of British Somaliland The victorious Italian forces marched into the capital city Monday the official com munique said o find a part of thc port in flames f The fleeing British before flee ing aboard the naval vessels which rescued them had started fires in an effort to destroy whatever I might he of value to the invaders it was said The high command added that an entire company of camel troops which had been fighting for the British wellarmed and equipped presented itself to thc Italian command at Hargeisa making an act of submission1 The British withdrawal it had been previously announced had been greatly hampered by Kalian bombers who scored hits on sup ply dumps and upon British ships in the harbor before royal air force fighters were able to appear Meanwhile the Italian press forecast the incorporation of British Somaliland info Italian East Africa thc Ferrara Cor ncrc asserting that British Somaliland has ceased to exist as such coraintr under the full sovereignty of imperial Italy The high commands communi que charged that the British had bombarded military hospitals it Dema in Libya killing one pa tient and wounding 22 others British bombers raided Italian African bases at Ncghclli rtiscio Bardia Merci and Genalc the high command said b u t caused slight damage and no casualties I The communique also said lhat a submarine of unknown nation ality had struck an Italian mine in Dodecanese Island waters and was believed to have sunk Italian authorities indicated that operations to close Britains ale way to the Red Sea would be un dertaken as a sequel to the con quest of British Somaliland nnd occupation of Berbers its capital AGREEMENT IS REACHED DES MOINES thc first lime in several days pickets were not pacing up and down in front of Bishops cafeteria here Monday They were withdrawn following an agreement between lhe management and the local oakcrs uniun State Tax Levy Reduced by Governor Says Favors Building of 4 KILLED IN PLANT BLAST PLANE TO TRY LANDINGONTOP OF MOVING CAR Governor Lauds Fairs of U S as Outstanding Display of Democracy The North Iowa fairsgrand stand audience Tuesday afternoon heard Gov George A Wilson laud lowas fairs as a true example oC mat type ot democracy which is under fire m many portions of thc world today The governor spoke as part of the Governors day pro grain which preceded the vaude ville and horse racing bill Meanwhile arrangements went forward for the second day of auto races scheduled for Wednesd afternoon with an attempt to land an airplane on the top of an auto State Office Building on Statehouse Grounds A SJ000UOO reduction in the tax levy for state purposes in thc pres ent fiscal year is thc achievement of the state officers who were elected in 1338 Gov George Wil son asserted at a luncheon given m his honor at the Hotel Haniord Tuesday noon Governor Wilson arrived in Mason City to participate in the lucsday afternoon program of the Xorth Iowa fair With him were Mason Citys Willis G C Barley treasurer ot state and Emmets Inirff secretary pf agriculture The governor was introduced by B Stillman Clear Lake chair man of the r republican cc You have in the statehouse officers who look upon public of fice as a public trust the gover Braking of his associates Had it not been for thc dis tressing situation internationally making it impossible for us to es timate what the state of Iowa may be called upon for national defense it would have been possible to re duce further or wipe out tile tax levy Under Ihe present setup under the efficient conduct of the staic offices by Mr Baglcy and other officers if Iowa is callcil upon for as it jvas ill thc last war thc money is in the treasury The governor expressed it as his belief that further efficiency will obtain with thc construction ot a state office building on thc State house grounds Any attempt to acquire a slate oflicc buildingelsewhere than ou the statehousc grounds will be over my veto hc said Increased efficiency was made Vnlf by employes by JUIIU and the placing by the legis lature of all departments on a budgetsystem By this system the administrative expenses of the highway commission alone were cut SI100000 he asserted This saving hc said makes Show Review Page 10 mobile speeding around thc race rack as an added feature The fen has never before been npr Wednesdays ProRram prom slied to he 01IC ot tllc ractve of Ihe exposition and llr largest crowd of the year was Cause of Explosion at Explesives Testing Station Undetermined GIBBSTOWN N Lliaiiv events declared thcv men were reported killed Tuesday well acquainted with the tricks n an explosion at a gelatin oral track and felt cerHm mg house at the E 1 duPont do smash the Iemours nnrl UD SunHnr it and Company laboratory here Two other workmen ivere by company officials to have es caped from Ihe building shortlv before the blast occurred Cause of eastern was another in n MIICS of blasts at duPonl plants it mi vicinity within the past vcar Iwo men were killed last win ter when nitroglycerine still cv on into he fence lii Piil h w rfNClSn iak Wednesdays races xvas still doubtful Officials were uiT liS raCCr m lory shortly before the last winter Thc plant is larjieTv an experimental station or testin new explosives Another in the scries of duPont blasts occurred al the companys Deepwaler plant seven months ago in which two men burned severely HOPE U S SHIP OUT OF DANGER Nazis Believe Boat Should Have Passed North Scotch Waters WASHINGTON UhA Gcrj the hope Tuesday that the iTs Ernie Vo army transport American Lesion was now safely through thc that Germany declared was mine Golden wcddii guesls of the ma cial Program T rth I Loomis member of of the which Mr I ivmiJI 1U Loomii pictured him as more tlrin governor to North lowans s friend nnd neighbor because he FAIR TUESD1V aiasun Guvrrnors Daj p club parade in front ot grandstand evue UlilKCS UHJlleCI possible the construction of many j and more miles of pavement Increased appropriations for old age pensions were mailc necessary because the numbrr of persons eligible for pension has risen far abovc the figure new deal statisticians fiffurcd it would stabilize the governor statril The governor charattcrixed the corning election as portant ever held Aiivy and other government of ficials said they had no informa tion from thc refugeecrowded but on the basis of unofficial calculations tiie American Legion was believed to have been in the cuiriger area most or ali of lhe j j The war leadership of Britain fold parliament and Ihe 1lii0n that agreement in principle has been reached between the British and United States governmenls on thc leasing to the latter of air naval bases in Britains western hemisphere possessions from New foundland to the Caribbean Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax made thc statement regardin thc i tentative agreement in the house I i f after Plimc Minister jhwrchill had disclosed to the douse of commons a British offer I 3i 99year lenses for the Lord Halifax spoke in answer to a question am said lhe bases concerned involved land Atlantic islands ncrliaps a reference lo ncrmnria and Vscsl Indian He tlms in dicated that negotiations lit twccn Britain and the Uniltrt Ho expressed confidence in Britain s ability io contiime to cut down Germany numerical su periority m the air and described nis nations position as stronger than ever before Death and nun Churchill oirt commons become small tlmirs compared with thc sliame of defeat or the failure of our duty We will face whatever js coming to us We arc sure of ourselves and of our cause and here is the supreme factor which trialCmcrscd in months of Btit hc warned that Germany i picparms even srciUcr bv air y ml I ha I sufferinp lies ahead He admitcd thjil British clion is Icvckipina shnvlv but orrcast hat Wi lml lao would the Bntid vfirryins lhe war lo tiicn enemies Slates tc ti be ow normal H will be somewhat warmerin Ine west and north central per lions of the state Tuesday night uid it will be warmer Wednesday thc weather bureau predicted Skies were clear over thc slaie tjiuiK mat big business should be allowed to capitalize a grave national crisis for its own private profit that somehow or other the country will muddle through if only the over nc siaie bi business and appcasc small Tuesday morning but the clay win isht partly clouclv the ivi 1C tlefcnic ProSram said loietiM What has Mr Willfejcs current party to offer America but more I Mumchs more appeasement WITIVI III1IIC A 1 i be totalitai lie FORECAST Mondays high temperature leudina in the state was 76 al tori Dodge and Inwood DCS ilomchad 72 Monday nnd Tues days high reeding at thc capital wis expected to be about 7C abroad and more defeatism reaction at home another radio discussion of speech Edward J H been commit that hc believed in most every thing that the Roosevelt adminis Iralitin luis accomplished Of Mr Willkie added the usual republican promises r scl100 nt Mitchchvillo otlowins her rclurn frrn V e b r a s IP she was taken into cuslociy i two yiung robbers IOWA Parlly cloudy Tuesday Jiifflil and somewhat warmer west and northccnlral Wednesday night warmer ncsday MINNESOTA Partly clomlv Jnpsday niKht anil Wednesday warmer Tuesday niBht and soiih and cast Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobcGjuettc weather statis tics Maximum Monday Minimum Aloiulay night At 8 a m Tuesday Afler a cool day he incrcurv Monday night dipped to a chilly lowest point since snrin YEAR AGO Maximum x 8 Minimum fi Rain o Falls From Speeding Car Is Bruised Only JLIL HAcTiMrc Y i nn as to how Ions it would JiXbllNGS rP five remain in il year old Billy Dcnsford is thank ing his lucky must have D A 17 D 1 TAT Bombs Airdromes and Other n m ThcaileDuffield WEDNESDAY Xortli Iowa Dai a Boys township 4H club demonstrations 10 a m lo p ni County girls club P Boys district 4H club demonstrations 2 P Championship auto aeroplane luking off speed ing auio 1ul returning to same auto circus acts on IilJC j v Lmoassy when asked t a press conference i Oand parade on racetrack cf late Momlay if lc Ihought Uic ship i and horses exhibited should hc in the zone i 8 exmtmco iunng he next 12 hours said he Youngs icvuc believed il would but expressed0 Traveling at normal speed and without my stops or defays it was believed the ship should have the most im passed through the most clincr in thc United j niitcrs tiff the north eoasT if determine whether thisScotland during nigiit totalitarian govern morning lich men willj Dr Wilhelm Tanncnber first j secretary of the German embassy i n ThcarlcDufficld fireworks bruise Man Competing in joy Plowing Match Dies i miiiiaincd a summer residence at Clear Lake Governor Wilson dc clarcrt that lie was glad to be rc as a fellow North lowan ic was happy he said to come lo the ISiorth towa fair which he rr as cmof thc great Iowa thirty Germany md c lo in iiini i j J M1U1CS IO IICll L 111 nt tenitorv white nnnnlnc u I Points During Night I vi 11 i iy n IJi ci C HOOPPOLE 111 Win fccupicd tenitorv white peonies wii ht ti ffols GG year old Wr i Sliclf y me rfA i mcs itt Flushinc inH y to cto his j inriTifr was seized with a heart nllack and i fn and an anti utmot lo cc tlvl Ameriir jriicri shortly after hc competed wore for evcntuhiv j Tuesday m thc tenlh annual 1 nnmir Sri TV J betide 1 pole plowing match R i Tuesday nignt Three slxnild in fltish planes did not return raid nd ihat America every way short of war those who abroad lought for ;