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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa r e P A s r v E NT c o P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDUNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES SiVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 17 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF SECTION ONE MASON cirr THI BRIGHT SPOT NO 213 THOUSANDS CHEER BAND FESTIVAL Double Double Trouble7 Heres double double trouble Both of the twirlers have a pair of aching feet and a decidedly hot perspiring brow They admitted their feet got very hot during the parade They are Maurine Hale left and Marion Larson twirlers for the Kiester Minn high school band Lock photo Kayenay engraving Boy Injured by Fall Through Skylight During Big Parade Oliver F Jaekman 12 fell through a skylight over the J C least Penney store during the parade The boy had climbed to the roof to get a better view of the parade He was taken to the Park hospital for treatment of a cut hand and bruised side and sent to his home 1713 Pennsylvania avenue north A Champ Shows How Ppii nation champion at baton twirling ets a kick U show her championship if I bantl nc fmale Tuesday eve y2 l IS tougn ry il Pat can twirl those h V icc wittl thc latest of ease On ice by the Eal Srt P f A hC 3Ifss is sponsored in ii P i Side Post of he American Legion Drum and Bugle corps hr Vh 1SLPrCSC1Ud al thC fCSlival tllroush tnc courtesy Kiester h i J lhc hc Performed at the head of he Kfestcr Minn band Lock photo Kayenay engraving n DRIVERS UNION TO STAY IN AFL PEASE OUSTED International Officer Says Subversive Groups Not Tolerated in Union The local drivers union voted unanimously Monday evening to remain affiliated with the Ameri can Federation of Labor defeating an attempt tJ transfer to the CIO and approved the action of Carl Keul Des Moines international representative and trustee of the local union in ousting Joe Pease from his position as business agent here In announcing the removal of Mr Pease from office Sir Keu explained al the meeting that it was done for the reason that Mr Pease was a member of the socialist workers party known by thc international union officers to be a j party In accordance with ibe inter national unions policy o uncon ditional cooperation with the government to combat all sub versive organizations the inter national officers ruled some time ago that members of the socialist workers party must be expelled from the union the Des Moines man said He also asserted that Mr Pease had been engaged locally for some time in activities which would have transferred the local drivers union to CIO affiliation Following Mr Keuls explana tion of his action A A Couch president of the low a State Fed eration of Labor also spoke tes tifying to the intention of the state organization to back the in ternational union wholeheartedly in its attempt to stamp out of its ranks members who were not co operating with national defense measures According to Mr Keuls re port Mr Pease then asked per mission to speak in his own de fense and assured the members that although he had been a member of the socialist work ers party he had severed his connections with the organiza tion some time ago He closed with an invitation to the local members to meet him in the north end This was a reference to the of fice of the Packing House Work ers Organizing committee a CIO affiliate according to Mr Keul The Des Moines man explained that word of mouth invitations had gone out during the las week to members of the local union to meet Monday evening to vote on changing its affiliation from the AFL to the CIO Mr Keul has been trustee o he local drivers union for three months taking over lie said when it came to the attention o he national office that he social ist party movement in Mason City had created a radical attitude ir the union here Fuhtrcr reason according to Mr Keul was tha the local union was not meeting its per capita tax to he ional No successor has been chosen to take Mr Peases place ss busi ness agent of the union but sev eral men are under consideration according to the trustee Abust ness agent will be selected by tht executive board of the local union during he next few days th Des Moines man said In an interview Tuesday morn ing Mr Keul called attention U the official magazine the driv crs international union whicl states in the May issue that W have information that he social ist workers party is about a radical as thc communist part of Russia The opinion of severa labor men in New York not con nected with our inlernationa union is that it is of a dahgerou revolutionary character Thi leaders of it were friendly to thi late Trotsky who was recent assassinated in Mexico We desire to say now that U is our opinion that any mem ber of our onion who belongs to this socialist workers party is holding membership in an or ganization that believes In de stroying our present form of government and in accordance with our constitution they ate not entitled to membership in our organization Our information on the bes authority is that the socialis workers party is another com munist party that wauls to over throw our government by force Those that belong to it shoufd ge out or else they will have to ge Federal Avenue Resounds With Music S fl 1 Part of the huge crowd which lined Federal avenue to watch the parade of 57 North Iowa and southern Minnesota bands can be seen in the picture above The picture looks south from a point mid way between First and Second street on North Federal avenue The Garner band is shown approaching the reviewing stand on the west side of Federal in Central park which was filled with hun dreds of parents and officials of the towns represented Thousands less favored lined the curbings six and seven deep hung from win dows overlooking he street and climbed to the lops of buildings and trees to pain vantage points Lock pholo Kayenay engraving Marching bands performed throughout the day in roped off sections of downtown streets as part of the festival program Tues day Above is shown the Sheffield band performing before a huge throng on Federal avenue adjacent o Central park Lock nholo Kayenay engraving STOCKHOLM report from Helsinki Tuesday night said that all shipping to and from Findlands Arctic nort of Pctsamo lias been interrupted W A SOUTHEAST ENGLISH COAST TOWN force of at least 150 British bombers and fighters attacked coastal objec tives on the French side of the channel Tuesday night Possible Attack on Scotland Nazi Use of Noise Is Indian War Strategy GRINNELL American Indian battle technique may be the ancestor of Adolf Hitlers war strategy Egon Wertheimcr poli tical scientist of American uni versity Washington D C told a Grinnell institute on Interna tional Relations that the slrategy of noise in war to terrorize the enemy bombers sirens tanks with blood curdling whistles have been borrowed di rectly from the warcry of the American Indian out of our union Thats our law We must and will carry out that law as trade unionists and loyal Americans The international representa tive asserted that Mr Pease was sent to Mason City by local union No 544 in Minneapolis two years ago to take over the local union contrary to international union rules and without authorization The Minneapolis union last week voted to join the CIO and was is sued a charter by that organiza tion All members of thc local union were notified by mail in advance of Monday evenings meeting Kir Keul said Mr Pease could not be reached for a statement Tuesday BULLETINS Nazis Mass in Norway for CLARKSVILLE o A HAGQlmO A t TO O Finnish Newspaper Declares Time Ripe for Surprise Moves By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitler was reported massing large numbers of Ger man troops Tuesday on the west coast o spring board for invasion of and advices reaching London said a steady stream of troop trains and seagoing transports was mov ing toward coastal bases Only a few days ago soviet Russia announced officially that German soldiers were moving back into northern and northeast ern Germany from the Balkans The soviet announcement said it must be assumed that the nazi troop movements were not directed against Russia and the British declared talk of friction between Germany and Russia might be a feint to mask prepara tions for Hitlers longawaited at tempt to invade the British isles Coincidentally thc Finnish newspaper Sanomat in Helsinki declared that the military situa tion in the Baltic was ripe for surprises likely to affect Finland We have no right to shut our eyes to what is happening around us the newspaper said and Helsinki was alive with rumors of troop movements on both sides of the Russian frontier with Finland War tremors stirred again the Balkans too as all Rumania was ordered blacked out beginning Tuesday night for the first time since a general blackout was lift ed a month ago DROWNS IN GRAVEL PIT MARATHON Iowa Scharchol 21 Madelia Minn drowned while swimming in a gravel pit at thc Stale park a mile west o here NAZIS TAKE COUNTER MOVES Necessity Measures Will Be Carried Out Immediately on U S BERLIN an nounced officially Tuesday lhat she will take the necessary meas ures effective immediately to counter United Stales action in freezing German funds in America Thc government of thc United Slates of America Ihc announce ment said by executive order of the president dated June 15 blocked assets of German subjects in thc United States Accordingly by order of the German govern ment necessary measures effec tive immediately will be carried out with reference to the assets of subjects of the United States within the German rcich Asked whether Germany still takes the attitude that she wilt not be provoked by anything America does he spokesman said That cannot DC confirmed today Italians Block U S Payments ROME Italian gov ernment freezing American cred its in Italy blocked all payments from Italy on private debts to Americans under a decree pub lished in the official Gazette in reprisal for freezing of Italian credits in the United States The decree ordered Kalian in dividuals and firms to report all of 18 year old Kenneth It Mcin ders Cedar Falls Donald R Fisher 21 Clarksville Tuesday was in Black Hawk county jail in licti of bond awaiting mu nicipal court arraignment here Paul L Kildee county attorney said Fisher indicated he would waive preliminary hearing and be bound lo district court Arnerican credits sgainst within 20 days them YOUTH HELD WATERLOO ofj nansliuightcr following the death i HUGECOLORFUL PARADE LASTS HOUR AND HALF Climax Will Be With Coronation of Queen at Roosevelt Field Whirling batons strutting twirl TS flags playing bands floats ore bandy spangles and silk lash and color music spectators houting for their favorites acro ats and queens convertibles by he score persons hanging out of vindows or perched on building ops lining Mason Citys busineFs nothing like it in lie land where the tall corn rows H was the mammoth hourand ahalf long parade oC the sixth IowaSouthern Minnesota 3and festival as it swung down federal avenue and back up Dela ware Tuesday shortly before noon Junior Chamber men witlx big sticks policemen and others with icarly smiles kept back the en thusiastic crowds that lined the streets everywhere as the proces sion went on and on under Wel come to Mason City banners It was the annual Idcikcd forward to each when musicians from all this area swarm into Mason City for a day to give their biggest show for the towns from whence they a queen is chosen from many music reigns supreme Fiftyseven playing bands and 50 queens appeared in that long long parade of hundreds of young Americans Patriotic airs march ing tunes and college songs were part of it Champions in many fields ami classes made their ap pearance There Is nothing elsewhere like the combination of Pat rhilhDpi national champion ba ton twirler lie Eldora Train ing sellool band national cham pions the Mason City cham pionship high school band and many other stale and regional winners They were all in this gay vivacious parade But aside from champions there were coming of some future day when the young sters the age of the popular Ven tura midget drum and bugle corps grow up to standard size They were all favorites with the crowd which grows larger and more en thusiastic each year Following the police escort and color guard the Clear Lake drum corps headed the procession with the American Legions Goddess of Liberty float for community state and nation setting the tem of this years parade I Bands and queens followed rap i icily Many had American flags this year The music from one i marching organization hardly sub j sided before another marching tune filled the air Acklcy Albert l Britt head injuries suffered 20 hours earlier when he and Carl Landau 18 Cedar Falls were struck by Fishers coupe at he scene of a previous highway mishap north west of Waterloo T o Weather Report r Clarion Clarksville and Clear Lake were there Queens waved nnd bowed and crowds cheered Floats skimmed silently past crisply decorated in yards of pastel paper The Lions club the Y W C A the Ki wanis club and the Girl Scouls I were represented The Boy Scouts also did their part in bearing ban ners More bands filled in between and called attention to the ous queens from Dumont Eagle Grove Elmorc Emmelsburg Fer tile and Floyd Forest City applause with its snappy organi zation Garner Hampton Hanlon town Hansell and Hayfield MASON CITY how large or smal rlc community from whence bands camc hpy Fair Tuesday snaPPer organizations than ever night Wednesday increasing cloudiness not much change in temperature IOWA FairTuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy no de cided change in temperature a r 11 y c lo u d y i The Veterans of Foreign Wars Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers in Red River Valley and near northern boundary not much change in temperature before Humboldl T o i c e Kanawha Kensctt and the pride of southern Minnesota Kiesters remarkable organization with its world re nowned baton twirler Pat Phil lippi strutted by IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slaUstics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday Ideal weather conditions 79 SO 70 pro was represented by he Spirit nf 76 and the A F of L and C I O were all represented V Klemme Lake Mills Manly and Marble Mason Cily High school band without queen but playing the ever pop ular Mason City and the two junior organizations Monroe Jun ior High and Roosevelt Tunirjr High shewed that more and more vailed Tuesday for the North andfestivals are in the making IOWA L Iowa band festiva YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum B7 61 I Mcscrvey Nora Springs North wood and Osage there was rivalry and yet good felling and best rC i all good music The crowd saw more bands than it had ever seen ;