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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITH HST H VOL XI n 5 AI IOWA CO RESS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOKi MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 211940 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 273 SCABBED ACES HERE FOR THRILL DAY Albert Lea Collision Kills 4 AUTO WRECKED AFTER MEETING TRUCK HEADON 2 Bricelyn Couples Returning Home From Fresborn ALBERT LEA M i n n persons were killed early Wednesday when their automobile c r a shed headon into a truck a mile south of here The dead were Frank Goette and his wife and Ernest Eilers and his wife all about 30 years old They lived at Bricelyn Minn 30 miles west of here The accident happened when a machine carrying the two couples pulled out of the traffic lane to pass a semi trailer truck and struck a light truck coming from the opposite directionThe im pact threw the automobile against the trailertruck All were killed instantly except Goette who died enroute to an Albert Lea hospital The couples were believed to be reluming to their homes after at tending the Preeborn county fail here The truck drivers were not in jured Eilers was Rural Electrification administra tion and Goette operated a garage in Bricelyn The Eilers had three small children and the Goctlcs two Their automobile xvas twisted into a mass of wreckage when it was jammed under the rear end uf the semitrailer truck The cars top was torn olf Both the semitrailer truck and the light truck ran into the ditch and overturned Report Britain Seeks U S Alliance to Back Canadian Defense Gibraltar Raided English and German Bombers Continue to Attack Wide Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Unofficial reports from London Wednesday said the British gov ernment is seeking a full military alliance with the United States to embrace the defense of Canada and other British possessions in the American hemisphere The reports did not indicate whether Britain would expect di rect United States aid in her struggle with the axis powers In the Balkans the warsmoul issuea a warning ciering tangle claims and counto neutral shipping not to enter terclaims on frontiers cased at j waters within 30 miles of British iOUSC SliEIltlV 1 least slightly Reports from Bucharest oalu metmejT Rumania has definitely agreed lo of Aden cede a 40milo wide strip of southern Dobruja to Bulgaria re storing the BulgarianRumanian frontier to its status of 1912 On the war front Britains great rock fortress of Gibraltar was reported flaming like a volcano as raiding warplanes apparently Italian stormed the historic bastion and fired am munition dumps WOMAN KILLED ATSTACYVILLE Cornfield Obscured Vision in Accident 2 Critically Hurt Matt Bis sen was killed instantly and her husband and small daughter criti cally injured near here Wednes day morning when their car col lided with a gravel truck at an intersection whose approaches were obscured by tall corn Mr Bissen and his daughter Berniece were taken to an Osage hospital for treatment of severe head injuries The driver of the gravel truck Leonard Fox of New Haven is also in the hospital there although his injuries arc not believed to be as serious ss those of Mr Bissen and his daitgli ter The accident occurred near the Union schoolhouse north of Stacy villc The Bissen car was going and the gravel truck was headed north at the time of the mishap Both the truck and the Bissen car which was loss than a year old were practically demol ished After the collision the gravel ruck somersaulted on down the road and the Bissen machine smashed into a concrete pillar at the roadside tearing it from its foundations One or both machines must have been going at a high rate of speed rescue workers said judg ing from the effects of the impact Mussolinis mouthpiece declared Italy and Albania were ready to defend Albania against what he described as the GrecoBritish plan of offense The Italian radio charged that bands of Greeks had invaded Al bania and burned 10 villages Reports a furious British Italian naval and air battle in the Mediterranean in which seven RAF planes were listed as shot down came from Rome The date the clash was not given The Italian government in be lated action following Germanys declaration of a total blockade against England issued a warning colonies or protectorates in the said Mediterranean Hed sea and Gulf reduced scale The British Meanwhile the battle of Eng land continued on an apparently air ministry an nounced British planes bombed two enemy destroyers Tuesday in the North sea and damaged one It also asserted airdromes in Ger man occupies bombed in daylight raids Tuesday and Wednesday Adverse weather conditions curtailed opera tions Tuesday night The ministry said no British losses were reported German planes continued to hammer at the British Isles Wednesday and British authori ties said at least U nazi planes were brought down One Dornier fell in flames at a southeast village and its crew of three landed by parachute three miles away Two flyers gave themselves up to farm workers The thnd was captured by a farmers wife and her 14 year old son who carried his fathers home guard rifle A Britishcensored dispatch from Gibraltar itself said only a small fire was started and quickly Observers in nearby La Linea Spain said flames were seen spreading down from the loo of the rock Stefani the official Italian news agency reported a tierce naval and air battle was fought in he Mediterranean between British and Italian forces with seven RAF planes shot down Simultaneously claimed a total Inly pro blockade of British coasts in the Mediterran ean avei In the Fascists said the warning meant a total unconditional blockade and asserted it would contribute to speedy conclu sion of the war by depriving Britain of necessary supplies In the main war theater the two months old battle for Britain lone Geman raiders were reported streaking to their objectives and the dumping their bomb loads then flashing back across channel Numbers of single German raiders were reported over Eng lands great industrial Midlands on the southeast coast Welsh coast and northeast England hailed the nazi change in tactics as signifying the defeat of massattack methods which in recent weeks brought giant waves of planes hurling over England as many as 2500 in a single day Nazis in Berlin however as serted that the slackening ot Ger man aerial assaults was due to bad weather over the channel limited activity to necessary scouting flights DNB the official German news agency said nazi planes again were photographing British har bors airports munitions centers and troop concentrations DNB asserted the English de fense was weak and conse quently only a few fighter planes escorted the photo planes Hitlers hifii command re ported attacks on key military objectives in England during the night including Cambridge Eastchurch and Mansion air ports Deal the harbor and rail terminal at Loivesioft and warehouses and railroad switches at Exeter A British warship and harbor facilities were bombed at Great Yarmouth the nazi communique said and a 12000ton merchant ship was sunk by direct bomb hits off the north coast of Ireland London reported the receipt by the British government of a Ger west Britons asserted lnan l0e regarding the treatment LEON TROTSKY IS NEAR DEATH AFTER ATTACK Great Admirer Held Former Bolshevik Leader Blames Stalin By THEASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO Trotsky exiled Napoleon the bolshe viks who fled to a haven in Mex ico was near death Wednesday victim of a pickax attack by a man who posed as his great ad mirer Surgeons said Trotskys condi tion was very grave The onetime Russian war minister had a wound in the skull which exposed his brain and a fracture at the base of the skull Two other blows from the ax injured his right shoulder and his right hip Surgeons operated on Trotsky Tuesday night a few hours after he was set upon in the office of his home in nearby Coyoacan Gen Jose Manuel Nunez fed eral district police chief said there are hopes of saving his life But the Russian who es caped unharmed as a machinegun band invaded his residence May 24 was given few chances to live Oxygen was administered Trotsky blamed flic May at tack directly on Joset Stalin and Jiis police the OGPU and predicted it would be repeated Twenty Mexicans were arrested a feiv days later Police said the friend who at tacked Trotsky gave his name as Jacques Mortan Vandendreischd 36 native of Teheran Persia He studied in France and became a subject of Belgium He said he was a newspaper writer but so far as could be learned he had no jour nalistic connections in Mexico He had known Trotsky a year frequently visited the walledin vellfortified Coyoacan estate and often dined privately with Trotsky while the two discussed political ideas Police said Vandendroischd con fessed saying political opinions Trotsky recently expressed so angered him that lie decided to kill the Russian He expressed re gret and said he hoped he would be put to death police said Trotsky and the visitor were alone in Trotskys office when a bodyguard heard Trotsky scream He dashed in set upon the as sailantand beat him with a pistol butt Mrs Trotsky screamed Dont kill him The attacker slightly wounded was held in the police hospital where surgeons strove to save Trotskys life Senate Effort to Conscript Wealth by Loans Is Blocked Roadman Morningside Head Backs Draft Principle in Address ORANGE CITY Earl Roadman president ot Morning side college Sioux City indorsed the principle of universal con scription Addressing eighth grade gradu ates Dr Roadman said that the United Stales has tried honestly to live for peace and demonstrate a way of peace without militar ism and thaf way has failed He pointed to the trend of mili tary power against us that leaves us no other alternative L r LCU that Hitler s warplanes h a v e shifted from mass aerial assaults to a new style of hitandrun tactics British experts said the new mode of attack by lone raiders or small groups was probably de signed lo avoid the heavy losses suffered by the Germans recent ly m hurling great aerial armadas at the island kingdom Air Secretary Sir Archibald Sinclair told the house of com mons only Tuesday night that since Ait 8 the Germans iiad lost lOl aircraft and 1500 flyers Masses of planes flying in clnsc formation the British said make perfect targets for anti aircraft guns and pursuit ships fn southeast Europe meanwhile GreekItalian tension appeared fast Hearing the breakingpoint The Greek army cancelled all leaves and a spokesman declared We will not be caught by sur prise if Greece should be in Dispatches from Belgrade Jugo slavia reported Italian troops were massing along Greeces western frontier in Italiancontrolled Al bania with at least one armored division poised for action V In Rome he official Italian news agency Slefani unleashed a violent new attack on Greece assertingthat Greek aulhwitics were hirin assassins o terror ire Albanians and that Alban ians were awaiting Italian ac tion to ban the criminals Virginio Gayda authoritative fascist editor sometimes known as i L ii kii 1 L ot parachute troops which may be landed in the event Hitler finally carries out his long awaited threat to invade Britain The note was said to assertthat German chutists should be treated as combat soldiers not as spies to be shot immediately upon capture X Greece target of intensified Italian press attacks and warned to come voluntarily into Romes sphere of influence called sev eral thousand more men In the colors Tuesday in the third strengthening of the army tvith in a ivcek Officials at Athens refused to confirm or deny the reports in in formed Jugoslav quarters of Ital ian concentration along the border where Italy has hinted she might make territorial demands After a day of slackened air raids over England the night passed with what the British gov ernment called negligible Ger man air activity though a number of persons were killed and others injured by bombs in a southwest England town British flyers however con tinued their raids on German ob jectives and Air Minister Sir Arch ibald Sinclair declared that as the nights grow longer we shall strike even deeper into the ene mys vitals German radio sta tions went off the air Prime Minister Churchills jpccch Tuesday in commons pledging a finish fight and making the claim that Britain gains strength daily was described by the German radio as the balance sheet of a bankrupt firm LEON TROTSKY Xear Dcatli Frontier Between Nazi Occupied Other French Zones Closed VICHY France authorities closed the entire fron tier between occupied and unoc cupied zones ol France Wednes day Railroad and automobile traffic were forbidden and even foot passage was banned Special trains which had been arranged for repatriation of Belgian and Luxcmborgian refugees were held Adopted Darlings in Finale The 16 Adopted Darlings are shown above in the grand finale of Ernie Tonnes Revue tli nihi attraction for the North Iowa fair grandstand audience In rich purple and whHcsatin uniforms they J Vh a endine as a to the shooti ff of from will House Military Group Rejects Plan to Defer US Draft Until War WASHINGTON parlia mentary objection enforced by a 54to23voterWednesday blockeS a senate effort to attach the Burke Wadsworth conscription bill an amendment to conscript wealth through a system of forced loans Shortly after the house military committee had rejected 15 to 3 a proposal to amend the cumpul sory draft bill so as to defer ac tual drafting until the outbreak of war Senator Lee DOkla asked the senate to write wealth conscription in the draft measure under consideration in that cham ber Senator Ellender DLa made the point of order that Lees amendment was an at tempt to originate revenue raising legislation in the sen ate a function given exclusive ly lo the house by the constitu tion His objection was referred lo a vote and sustained Lee had proposed to draff wealth by authorizing the presi dent in an emergency to direct that a census of the net wealth and income be taken of every citi zen and alien Whenever it became necessary for the government to borrow money for any defense emer gency which also required the conscription of manpower the treasury would be authorized to issue bonds bearing 1 per cent in terest Individuals then would be forced to purchase these bonds on a basis of their prorated income and wealth The proposal to make a draft operative only after a declaration of war first gained widespread at tention Tuesday when it was put forward in the senate by Senator Walsh CDMass who said he would offer it formally as an amendment later In the senate Wednesday Walh joined in debate over the draft bill pending there with the charge that airplane manufacturers were de laying acceptance of government contracts for warplanes because they were receiving 18 per cent profit on foreign orders Supporting an amendment by Senilorlee DOJtla lo draft wealth as well as manpower Wiish asserted that industrial leaders were now knocking at the door of the senate in an ef fort to obtain repeal of airplane and ship profit limitations He was told by an aircraft man ufacturer he said that 500 sub contractors from whom the manu facturer purchased supplies pre ferred to deal with foreign buyers facturers of airplanes and ships laws insist that they should have the l had H ng congress o rat m scheduled to complete its version power to protect Iheir wealth LOOK INSIDE FOR ROBERT li JACKSON At Parley on Studying Destroyers Transfer PAGE 2 Minnehaha Equals North Iowa Fair Mark SPOUTS PAGE of the BurkeWadsworth measure hut that was put off until Thurs day The bill came through Wed nesdays session however with out change in major particulars including the provision for regis tration of men between 18 and 04 inclusive with active military ser vice for those 21 to 43 The committee eliminated a provision authorizing the presi dent lo create home defense units out of the 1821 and 4565 groups It provided instead that such units could not be formed until specifically or dered by congress in separate legislation In the senate debate intensi fied by Tuesdays disclosure of army and navy testimony on con tract delays Senator Tydings D Md joined with the statement that when you conscript property it wont be long until you are con scripting labor Senator Lee asserted that a very unpatriotic attitude on the part of leaders of industry in the United States demonstrated a need for legislation to draft capi tal as well as manpower I cant imagine a more un DIES ATTACKS 2 ON CABINET Scores Attitude of Perkins Ickes Toward Trojan Horse Groups SAN FRANCISCO UB vesentative Martin Dies who says he is in favor of Secretary of fn terior Harold L Ickes and Secre tary of Labor Frances Perkins be ing driven from the cabinet un less they change heir attitude toward Trojan horse organiza tions returned east Wednesday in his search for subversive activ ity If these leaders in the govern ment continue to lend aid and comfort to the enemy I favor every American driving them out of public office the chairman of the house committee investigating unAmerican activities said Tues day night in an address to the national convention of exchange clubs There is no power or com bination of powers which could invade the United States so long as we stand together we arc vulnerable lo attack from with out he said Dies said that his committee had found 6000000 people in the United States belonged to com munist fascist nr nazi organiza tions The danger was not in thciv numbers he said but in lie stra tegic positions held by their leaders U S Refugee Vessel Has Passed Through Most Dangerous Seas WASHINGTON UR Official advices indicated that the U S army transport American Legion carrying war refugees from northern Europe to the United Slates had passed the most dan gerous zone of European waters Wednesday Acting Secretary of Slate Sum ner Welles said he had received a report on the vessel believed to be as of noon Greenwich time giving her position about 400 miles west of the British Isles i j j Welles did not give the specific L clls 1cls on slaSe position but he paid it was about8 20 degrees west RACER CRASHES FENCE DRIVER SLIGHTLY HURT Evening Crowds Grow as Revue Program Gets Enthusiastic Applause North Iowas auto racing Wednesday afternoon were given a repetition of Sundays thrill when Len Curry St Paul driver crashed the fence only two car lengths from the spot where Wal lace Nelson cracked up Sunday and Al Mather Wisconsin stale champion went into the infield out control when his gas line clogged Mather lost control of his Con tinental Midget Special when the gasoline supply was cut off and the motor stalled during the con solation race fifth event on the program The judges flagged down all cars and started the race over Curvy was only slightly hurt but was unable to account lor the accident which occurred during the warmup round preceding the second heat of the afternoons races Seemingly he misjudged his speed on the turn and lost control but his catreduced it speed on the skid before it nosed into the fence The Scofield which he was driving was so badly wrecked however that he was forced out of competition for Lie remainder of the program While racers roared around the North Iowa fair track Wednesday afternoon in the second day of auto events Crash Collins and his troupe of Super Thrill Aces ar rived in Mason City to make plans for their appearance on the after noon grandstand program which will climax the exposition on Thursday its final day Uilh three stitches in his low erlip tried o bite a piece out of the steering wheel at Inde pendence in the Tbone crash last and livid scars dec orating his forehead Collins went unconcernedfy about the preparations which may result iii a new crop nf sears as souve nirs of Mason Citys Thrill Day In addition lo the Tbone crash feature of the afternoon program a car will be rolled completely over by another of he eight driv ers in the company Show Review Page 10 Smiley Harris will break a flaming board wall witli his dead as he roars down the slraiglita way on the radiator ot a car traveling a mile a minute He also does tlie slide for life rid ing on the rear bumper of a car uniil it reaches a wall of burning gasoline into which Harris drops and slides through on his back Broad jumps by cars and jump ing cars over others by means nf a 52 inch high ramp arc among FAIR PROGRAM WKDNESDAV North loua Dav p Grand parade on racetrack of all cattle and horses exhibited 8 p Ernie Youngs revue p m ThearleDuffield fireworks THURSDAY Thrill Day a 4H baby beef sale 2 P AllAmerican Thrill Aces cir vujnia von V d IllUrC till because profits on negotiated patriotic attitude than has been United States government con taken by the leaders of industry tracts were restricted to 1 per cent in this country Lee told the sen on airplanes and 8 per cent on ate to which he read testimony ships Foreign contract yielded as army and navy officials that con high as 18 per cent Walsh said he tracts for planes guns and ships was told were being delayed chiefly be How can anybody vole to con cajJsc of industrys objections to script manpower when the manu profit restrictions and existing tax They have put their patriotism i ic nicy iiuve pui ineir pat same profits as m peacetime he on a cash dollars and cents Lc9 Declared yet they are Vx Peeling congress lo draft man The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday scat tered thunclcrshowers north west and extreme west Wednes day nijrhl warmer Wednesday night slightly cooler extreme north Thursday AIIXiXESOTA Partly cloudy scattered thundershowers south east and extreme south warmer extreme southeast cooler north east Wednesday night Thurs day generally fair slightly cool er southeast and extreme south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slalis tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night so At 8 a m Wednesday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 50 Precipitation 190 Ernie Youngs revur p TliearleDuffield fireworks Ihe other tricks of the troupe which has thrilled audiences throughout Ihe midwest and Can ada The 4H baby beef sale head lined the Thursday forenoon pro gram with oclock as the starting time More than 100 prize beeves wcic expected to go on the block with representatives of worth Iowa and southern Minne sota packing houses cattle buy crs and individuals bidding for the prime meat The grandstand and bleachers were fairly well filled for the afternoon racing program a continuation of Sundays in which Wallace Xelson Austin speedster crashed out of com petition against the fence on the cast turn in the final race Nelsons car was so badly wrecked that he was forced to withdraw his entry in Wednes days events But there were I ;