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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1940, Mason City, Iowa HIST MEM AKT Deer OF COUP OES MOlHtS U NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAKR THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS MASON CITY THE MIGHT sror VOL XLVI KVE CENTS A COPV LEASED WUUTS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 18 1940 THIS PAPKK CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 218 HITLER DUCE ACRE ON TERMS T Thousands Watch Fifth Band Festival Parade 46QUEENSLEAD MUSICAL UNITS IN GALA MARCH Music Fills Air as Iowa Minnesota Youngsters Gather Thousands ot visitors from North Iowa and southern Minne sota converged on Mason City Tuesday morning for the fifth North Iowa music festival Focal points of attention were the pa rade of bands and queens at oclock in the forenoon and the majestic spectacle ot 54 massed bands and the crowning of the band festival queen on the eve ning program The 46 gorgeous lasses repre senting 44 North Iowa and two southern Minnesota communities started their activities by leading their respective bands in the pa rade Immediately after the pa rade they were guests at a luncheon in their honor at the Hotel Hanford to be followed by a theater party during the after noon hours Kiester Minn a town of ap proximately 300 population in vaded North Iowas own Band Festival to make lowans look to their laurels and won the of thousands as one of the snappiest aggregations tostrut tbetr stuff in a festival And as for the 45 gorgeous queens with which Miss Kiester vied for public liked them all Every band festival had its queen and every person along the sidelines had his or hers One queen however was cer tain of her was Miss Marjorie Smith of Clarion North Iowa band festival queen of 1939 She rode in the most gorgeous float of the parade the white throne of which was to be occupied later in the day by her successor the queen of the 1940 band festival The service clubs of Mason City furnished another float ol beauty in the parade a blue and white creation sponsored by the Cham ber of Commerce the Junior Chamber of Commerce the Ki wanis Lions and Rotary clubs In direct contrast with the float was the Dog patch entry with DaLsey Mae or was it entered for honors of some kind or olhtr It might be permissible to say the queen resembled Shorty Loring if it would not be libelous to Dog patch At any rate Despatchs queen was siven the unofficial straw vole or better still raspberry as the Queen of 1910 Its band was good too if it had only had ambition enough to play a few notes KIdora Training schools marching hand again broughi forth much handclapping anc cheering as it strutted by the re viewing stand in Central park For many years now this band always tops has been a favorite with the crowd From the start of the parade until the final band had paradet by 105 units in all there was not a dull moment Clear Lake head ing the parade with its junior drum corps was one oE the favor ites Lake Mills with its flag waving drum majorcts cymbals lyre brass and cornets etc also popular with the crowd Elmore Minn with its acro batic drum majorets nrning cartwheels and handsprings added a new note in fast mov bands Eagle Grove with corps of red coats and blue and white drums won favor And the ever favorite Mason City high school band and the Clear Lake aggregation won much ap platise Once again the parade ended under sunny skies and everyone was happy Marching bands im mediately took possession of Fed eral avenue and State street for formations and individual per formances Mason City was once again filled with music and spec tators rushed off for the lunch hour Cloudy skies an occa sional threatening drop of rain failed to dim t h e enthusiasm of the early morning crowd Some even referred to the pro tective layer of clouds as a Thousands lined Federal avenue from the Hotel Hanford south ward to Fifth street south at the noon hour Tuesday as the parade of bands and queen candidates flowed on The above picture was taken looking north from First street and South Federal just as the Eldora training school band came marching down In the background is the queens float It was occupied in the parade by Miss Marjorie Smith Clarion last years queen At the grand finale in the Roosevelt base ball stadium at 7 oclock Tuesday evening the new queen will occupy the throneltke seat and reign over the festivities Lock photo Kayenay engraving better fromthe m than the occasional parasols and wide brimmed hits much in evidence Shortly before parade time however the sun broke through and only the breeze gave relief from the summer heat There was music in the air literally It floated on the breeze from the bandstand erected in Central park where a continuous series ot concerts was presented by Clear Lake Kensett Hanlon town Fertile Joice and Manly until the parade was ready to or ganize It floated on the ether from the Music hall where the Rudd band broadcast over KGLO from to 10 oclock A few solo strains even drifted from the win dows the high school building headquarters or the 52 visiting musicial aggregations as individ uals snatched a last opportunity for practicing the most difficult measures The marching bands Allison Aplington Dumont Greene and Garner performed at 10 oclock before the festival parade and Humboldt Wellsburg Kiester and Thompson followed the general parade Afternoon concerts in Central park were given by Forest City Waukon Buffalo Center Thorn ton Klemme Marble Rock Rock ford Nora Springs Ackley Al den Latimer Riceville St Ans gar and Osage Clarksville Algona and Lake Mills also broadcast over KGLO from Music hall during the after BRITISH PLANES ATTACK RUHR Bombardments of Wide Rhineland Area Is Also Announced LONDON air minis try said Tuesday the RAF heavily bombarded military objectives over a wide area in the Hhineland Ruhr and northwestern Germany last night Early today an enemy destroy er off the Frisian islands was bombed and hit amidships the report added Axis Will Push Wat Until France Accepts Conditions Fight Against Britain to Continue Without Altering of Plans 221 Quills Removed From Dog Which Had Killed Porcupine BIG RUN Pa Gauls dog killed a big porcupine but chances are he wont be doing a repeat performance soon Gaul re moved 30 quills from the canines body with pincers then a veterin arian got 191 more during a 43 minute operation that required the use ot anaesthetics HOME and Gcr many will continue military oper ations against France and her possessions until she accepts axis conditions for a cessation hostilities were agreed upon by Adolf Hitler and Premier Benito Mussolini at Munich official sources said Tuesday It was stated also that war against Britain will continue to the end without any French surrender altering in any way plans for operations by the axis partners against the British Awaiting outcome of the Munich deliberations Italians were con fident that Mussolini at least would get for them Nice Snvoy Corsica Tunis and Djibouti in order to settle accounts with France The word for Italian troops to march into those French areas was expected as soon as Musso lini returns from the conference with Hitler Trouble with Great Britain was foreseen however when Italians try to occupy French colonies It was reported that British troops from British Somaliland already were trying to man the Franch de fenses at Djibouti That port in French Somaliland on the Gulf of Aden the terminus of the rail road from Addis Ababa Ethiopia has been one of the major Italian claims against France Fascist sources believed that in drawing up terms on which they would make the peace ihat France asked Mnssolini and Hitler would consider Spanish and Tapxncse claims against France and possibly give them territory of the French empire Spain it was said would get a pan of French Morocco and per haps olso the French Basque country to join to the Spanish Basque provinces Authoritative sources empha sized however that France would not be deprived of al her colo nies that the RomeBerlin policy has been directed only against two major powers Britain and France having all the colonies leaving the socalled have not nations in a state of deficitOne spokesman here said France prob ably would be left with enough colonies to befit her revised needs RUMANIAN CABINET QUITS LONDON Exchange Tele graph British news agency re ported Tuesday that the Ru manian cabinet had resigned It quoted DNB German official news agency as its source 2 URGE FORGES STILL TO FIGHT Petain and Weygand Appeal to Armies to Continue Battles BULLETIN BORDEAUX France Ufi The ministry of national de fense Tuesday night warned the nation of German ruses and called on everyone to continue resistance against the German army LONDON French Premfcr Marshal Petain and Commander General Weygand appealed to nil French forces lo keep on fighting in an order of the dajr broadcast by the French radio Tuesday night The announcement was made nt p m p m CST and directed to French land sea and air forces It said some units were re treating before the Germans in the belief that France has already laid down her arms Then it instructed troops to continue their resistance as long as the armistic is not yet signed1 The armistice has not yet been agreed upon the announcement added REJECT PAY BOOSTS DES MOINES will be no salary increases 1 for 12 employes of the Iowa conser vation commission Gov George A Wilson Tuesday said he had rejected pay boosts recommended for the coming fiscal year by com mission authorities The Weather FORECAST IOWA Thunderstorms Tues day afternoon or Tuesday night becoming generally fair Wed nesday considerably cooler MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler much cooler southeast and extreme south Tuesday night cooler Wednesday ex treme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 89 Minimum Monday nijiht fi At 8 a m Tuesday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 93 Minimum 57 By UXITEO PRESS GERMANY Hitler and Mussolini meet at Munich to decide on axis terms for peace with France as G e r m a n armies continue rapid ad vances in France in fighting described by axis sources as intended to make certain that France cannot avoid accept ing Munich terms air and land forces batter retreating French troops in smashing drives in north central and southern France fighting continues but with French resistance diminishing a n A Bordeaux government waits anxiously for Munich terms B R IT A I British ail force bombs Rhineland and Italians in East Africa and home forces prepare to resist German invasion war com munique claims victories by air and submarine forces against allied shipping and military bases press believes that at Munich Mussolini will win Nice Savoy Corsica Dji bouti T u n i s and perhaps more for Italy STARK FAVORS NEARLY DOUBLE NAVY INCREASE Unexpectedly Urges 4 Billion Boost for Worlds Biggest Fleet WASHINGTON Admiral Harold R Stark unexpectedly recommended to congress Tuesday a expansion of the navy to give this country the greatest fleet the world has ever seen Testifying before the house na val committee after a closed ses sion the chief of naval operations said the proposed program would add about 200 fighting ships to the navy and 1250000 tons to the navys authorized combat tonnage That tonnage now amounts to about 1724480 tons he added Starks public testimony on the new proposal was confined to barest details but in response to question by Chairman Vinson he said he considered it essential1 to the defense of the United States and insular possessions as well as the de fense of the Monroe doctrine In view ot world conditions Vinson said you regard this ex pension as necessary I do sir emphaticallv Stark replied The navys highest ranking ad miral was asked by reporters at the conclusion of the brief public session whether the program had the approval of President Roose velt His reply was that it has not cleared the budget The budget bureau is a part of the executive staff under direction of the presi dent The proposal described by Stark as tantamount to almost doubling the present authorized size of the navy came as a com plete surprise inasmuch as Vin son and Chairman Walsh D Mass of the senate naval com mittee introducel Monday leg islation calling for a 000 plan for 84 additional war ships Stark would substitute his proposal for this Stark did not give a complete breakdown of the number of new ships in each category which the program would provide but it would authorize the following ad ditional tonnage Battleships 385000 would provide approximately eight 45000ton ships aircrcaft carriers 125000 tons cruisers heavy light nnd 420000 tons destroy ers 250000 tons submarines 70 000 Ions The program also would include 100000 tons of auxiliary vessels such as tankers tenders and oilers Including construction now un der way and authorized and over age ships the program would give the navy a total of 3670000 tons Stark said Price for Peace Expected to Be Harsh Is Not Told By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitler and Mussolini agreed Tuesday on the terms of an axis peace for but ex pected to be left Munich even as French soldiers were told to keep on fighting until an armis tice is actually signed French Premier Marshal Petain and Generalis simo Maxine Weygand in a sudden move possibly hinting at the collapse of peace efforts appealed to the exhausted French armies to carry on the battle The appeal was broadcast by the French radio even as Hitler and Mussolini leaders of the axis powers met in Munich to dictate expected stiff terms of peace for France Drinks Poison Through Fear of War Entry ALGONA Twentyeight year old Ethel Dowd attempted to take her own life by drinking lysol here over the weekend She was taken to the Kossuth hospital for treatment where she is recovering She makes her home with her mother and is un married It is believed she was fearful that the United States would en ter into the war SEA SCOUTS ASSEMBLE ARNOLDS PARK than 300 Sea Scouts from Iowa Nebraska and Missouri were on hand here for the fourth annual regional regatta of the organiza tion which gels under way with elimination races on Lake Oko boji Tuesday afternoon NAZIS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS Germans Cross Loire River Reported Near Big Munitions Works LONDON France in a communique broadcast Tues day disclosed that fighting against the Germans continued and that the Germans in addition to cross ing the Loire river on which the final line of defense was based had reached within 12 miles of the Schneider munitions works one of the greatest in the world al Lc Creusot near Aulun The battle line was placed in its main part on the Loire in the region of Orleans and it was ad mitted that crossing the river the Germans had reached the canal which lies parallel to it TWe Germans had taken the great industrial city ot Dijon In the east the Germans had reached the Doubs river which forms part ot the FrenchSwiss frontier and had sent out motor ized detachments in the direction of the Jura Alps in the frontier area Everywhere oui troops are fighting valiantly to save the hon or of the the communique ended KNOCKS DOWN ARLEN ACTOR Bookkeeper Declares We Wouldnt Look at Him After Seeing Slav HOLLYWOOD UR William Tatea SO year old bookkeeper was held on suspicion of extor tion Tuesday after knocking down Dick Aden player of virile film assignments and rolling him in the dust at fashionable Wilshire Country club Police quoted Tate as having said iIy wife wont Jook at me since she met Arlen 1 hit him and Ill do it again officers said Tate had told them in jail I dont even know his wife Avlen said Maybe 1 gave her my autograph some time without knowing it or perhaps the studio sent her my picture The extortion booking was based upon Arlens complaint that Tate had made demands for money upon him at nn airport He pulled a gun on me as I stepped from an airplane Ar len tod police lie forced me to get into an automobile with him and he kept me prisoner there two hours accusing me of alien ating the atfections of his wife He demanded 51000 so he could get out of town Of course I didnt pay His charges were entirely un founded I rtint even know his wife But to avoid trouble I hired a private detective to work on the case instead of re porting i to the police Another time later Talc called at my home and threatened to beat me with a club 1 have tried to convince him that hes all wrong about me but he wont take my word for it Arlen was about to tee oft in a tournament with Sing Crosby and other film stars when Tate struck him Olin Dutrn famous professional golfer and caddies pulled the bookkeeper off the prostrate actor until the arrival ot Arlens bodyguard Frank James former police lieutenant Talcs wife Evelyn has sued him twice for divorce on charges There was no immediate in dication what the terms would be Berlin newspapers said confidently they would be or w h e t h e r they would be acceptable under Frances insistence on n hon orable peace The German radio reported from Munich that Hitler and Mus solini have agreed on the French request for an armistice Marshal Petain by contrast of cruelty in the past year KICHAKI ARLEX Knocked Down said iiv his appeal to Frances fighting forces ihat peace nego tiations had not even begun An indication that the axis powers price may prove too stiff for French honor was seen in a French radio report that the re publics cabinet met Tuesday lo consider not only diplomacy but also the problem of supplies The PetainWeygand order told the battleweary French poilus not to lay down their arms until an armistice is signed and sealed In London Prime Minister Churchill told a cheering house of commons that any German in vasion England would likely be drowned in the sea or blown to pieces attempting to land In effect Churchill challenged Hitler to try to storm he British isles declaring Hitler knows he will have to break us in this island or lose the war if if Rome authoritative fas cists said Hitler and Mussolini planned a separate peace for France on terms Ihat would break British influence forever on continental Europe Hitler arrived first at Munich riding through dense crowds houting Jleil Hitler A tri umphant fuehrer whose conquests already rival the exploits oC Alexander the Great and JNa poleon H duce arrived several hours later at the Bavarian city which saw the birth of nazism and its abortive beer cellar putsch in 1923 While the two axis leaders met the nazi high command reported new sweeping successes by Ger man armies in France and the bombing of a fleet of allied trans ports and other ships in the Loire river estuary likely point of em barkation for the withdrawal of British troops from France The high command said more than 1700CO tons were destroyed or severely damaged in the big gest air raid effect of the war As France still fought with des perate tuvy and rallied 350000 roops to a new defense line near the junction of the Saone and Doubs rivers north of Chalons SurSione the German press clamored for harsh terms to avenge the 21 year old humilia tion of the Versailles treaty Hitlers own newspaper the Volkischer Beobachtcr declared bitterly We remember with the great est clarity the gray hours of the morning of Nov 11 1918 when the same Weygand who today is the French generalissimo dictated to an heroic foe which lost hon orably conditions of an armistice more brutal than anything since the destruction of Carthage He and his master Foch then did not speak as xoldicrs In soldiers but as prison wardens ;