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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR 9 VOL XLVII OES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS UJVITZD PRESS FVU LEASED WZHSS t CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 1940 MASON CITY kTHE BRIGHT SPOT THUS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONB NO 8 GREECE DENIES AXIS MADE DEMANDS REPORT GREECE ASKED JO JOIN BALKAN SPHERE Greek Sources Claim Axes Want Ouster of ProBritish Leaders BULLETIN ISTANBUL government indicated Sat urday night that it plans to mobilize all reserve offi cers who have failed to complete their military service THE ASSO6IATED PRESS Demands by Germany and Italy that Greece surrender territory oust her proBrit ish government sever trade relations with Britain and line up in the axis Balkan sphere were reported Satur day by Greek diplomatic sources in Cairo Denials came swiftly from Berlin Rome and Official Greek cir cles in Athens said the rumors were unworthy of comment and diplomatic sources in the Greek capi tal reported they found no evidence of increased ten sion in axis Greek rela tions The Greek sources in Cairo said their information came directly liom Athens and added that the Nora Springs Man First in TriCounty Corn Husking Take Part in Charles City Ceremony Here are four of the men who played active parts in the cornerstone ceremony for Floyd countys 5265000 courthouse Saturday afternoon Shown with the cornerstone are J C Campbell dean of the FJoyd county bar Weston Jones Floyd county attorney Maybr B C Sullivan of Rockford who was chairman of the committee in charge of the ceremony and P C Lapham superintendent of tht City schools Photo by Suhr SMS demanding yse NEGOTIATIONS IN STALEMATE Japanese Demanding Large Quantities of Oil in Dutch Indies BEtfDOENG Netherlands East Indies By Telephone to Manila and Netherlands Jastrlndleseconomic negotiations sea hand Italy a slice of territory borderingAlbania force the ahdlcattop of King George n andremove LUtle John Meiaxas premierdicta tor reached a Saturday momentary stalemate Masscd fascist troops 011 the Al banian frontier have worried Greece into bolstering her small army close to its peak strength as anxiety in both Greece and in proBritish Turkey hasgrown apace with Germanys push east and the movement of nazi fighting men and war equipment into Ru mania Turkey lias promised that her 2000000 soldiers would bar the axis route toward the Suez canal from thenorth A conference of British diplo mats in the Balkans was ex pected to be held soon In Istan bul London had a lighterpounding than usual in the big citys 42m consecutive overnight attack Bac flying weather was said to have limited the nazi air activity to sporadic attacks scattered ovei England Scotland and Wales German sources declared how ever that bombers ieft for Eng land during the night in unin terrupted succession striking heavy blows v The German high command said an essential was de stroyed in London and that bombs hit British troop encampments while at sea German submarines lecently sank 31 ships totaling tons In Rome the Italian higb command said a 10000ton Brit ish cruiser was hit by a bomb Jn a neiv Italian air attack on a convoy of ships in the eastern while the Brit ish were reported to have at tacked Italian airfields oil the island of Rhodes In Bucharest RumaniaGerman circles charged thatthe British minister to Bulgaria has been secretly trying to arrange for passage of British troops through Bulgaria and Rumania Arthur Greenwood British min ister without portfolio told a group of workers Monday night that Berlin would pay double for the bombing of London and that western Germany and the Ruhr valley have been bombed more severely than any part of Britain Japanese naval warplanes apparently flying from bases in French IndoChina struck at the reopened Burma road hit ting hardest at bridges alone the precarious arms route to the Chinese government Hundreds of trucks loaded with longde layed vital supplies for Gen Chlane KaiSheks Chinese forces started north over the road Friday The Japanese demanded Jarge quantities of Netherlands Indies crude oil The Netherlands East Indies interests insisted on ex porting only refined oilin order o protect their huge investment liere in oil refineries Netherlands officials denied all reports that the Japanese were bringing pressuie They said that negotiations were pioceeding in friendly spirit Officials declined to sjy how much oil the Japanese wanted or to disclose just how negotiations were going They said that the ac tual negotiations were being con ducted by the Japanese with pri vate Netherlands owned Royal Dutch Shellcompany and an Americanowned subsidi ary of StandardVacuum It understood here that the American interests final commitment without advising the United States government eremony Is onducted at Charles City CHARLES corner stone Floyd countys new 000 courthouse was laid here Sat urday afternoon in an impressive ceremony in which county officials and leading citizens took part The program was opened by Cljarles DOCKYARDS OF NAZIS BOMBED LONDON German dock aids caught the principal biasi ng from RAF bombers in heavy weather Fnday night Uie air ministry ttews service said Satur day night Flying low through clouds and rain storms the British success fully attacked naval bases at Kie and Hamburgcommercial dock BUSINESSMAN DIES IN FALL V Minneapolis Man Is Victim of Accident Skull MINNEAPOLIS Minn U Police said Saturday that the death of Kent O Mitchell53 insurance company official whose body was found near an alley probably was the result of a fall from an 18 inch curb Detectives first thought he may have been slam because his bill fold was mibsing Later the bill fold was found in his hotel room Mitchell died of a skull fracture moniesoprior to the program high school bands of Charles City Hudd Rockford and Marble Rock led a parade from downtown Charles City to the courthouse sfle Judge Beardmore Introduced the Rev John E Delxme who gave the invocation The pres entation of he cornerstone anil the contents to be placed In it was made by IVeston E Jones Ftoyd county attorney who rep resented board of supervis ors Forty documents of histori cal interest were placed m the stone including au article from the Mason City GlobeGazette of the first peacetime draft Other items included year books from each of Hie high schools In the county Judge M F Edwards of Paik ersburg accepted the trowel from County Attorney Jones and pel formed the actual cornerstone lay ing Following him were Supt P C Lapham of Charles City anc J C Campbell dedn of the Floyi county bar both of whom spok to the assembled crowd The program closed with th benediction by the Rev P J La Valette of jRockford Places of honor at the ceiemony weie lUrnibhed for the board of INDIANA LEADS HAWKS 10 TO 0 AT HALF TIME Hursh Aerial Good for 41 Yafds Leads to Hoosier Touchdown BLOOM1NGTON surprised Iowas Hawkeyes by stunning them to scoie 10 points in the first 13 minutes of their Big 10 battleSaturday afternoon then balked an Iowa threat late m the second period to lead 10 lo 0 as the halt ended Indianas Hal Hursh tossed a 41 yard pass toHarris to put the ptgskin on the Hawks 10 yard line and Gene White kicked a field goal to give ho Hooslers three points Five minutes later Harold Zlmmer entered the game and on his first play gal loped 56 yards around right end for a touchdown Iowa threatened in the second heatbut linfr plunges failed to dent the Hoosier forward wall and the rally was stopped cold on he Indiana 12 yard stripe FIRST QUARTER Gene White oC Indiana kicked off over the goal line On the first pjay fiom the 20 Stauss gained seven and then a reverse Galla gher to Murphy was good for Stauss punted and Hursh brought the ball back to the Indi ana 43 line play failed to Fiercer Air War Against Nazis Planned By J W T MASON United Press War Expert Plans announced Saturday in London for a new and more inten sive air offensive againU Germany come at a time when the long winter nights will give the British aviators an opportunity to demon strate their superior training for flying blind qnd reaching their targets in the dark svith tiivial losses Not until next year will British numerical weakness in planes be sufficiently overcome to allow development of large scale attacks New types of long distance and speedier bombers and fighters however will permit night assaults on a scale much gieater than the Germans have yet experienced It has become a conspicuous fact during tbev past months of British night bombing over Ger many that almost Invariably all the British craft return home safely Concealment in the dark is a partial cause of this Immun ity but in addition the British have made night flying a highly specialized part of the training of aviators The Germans scoffed at nigh ying before the war because o leir overconfident in the sUper or number of their planes to de molish the British air force In day ght attacks Only recently Viavi he Germans been1 forced to admi he futility of their prewar ic iance on daylight operations be ause of their enormous losses an have had to concentrate on nigh Jugoslavia and Germans Sign Trade Treaty BELGRADE and Jugoslavia signed a new trade Satuiday night and For ign Minister Alksander Gincar tarovic asserted our collabora oii is not only economic but po tical This political collaboration has reserved peace for Yugoslavia espito the European war the oreign minister declared This olicy should be continued As for the economic phases he aid Germany has60 per tent of fugoilavjas expoit market and lis cannot be changed by find rtg new markets number of other military lives inside Germany including an aluminum1 factory and railway centers the bulletin said At Hamburg theattacks were directed against the Blohm and Vots shipyaids where German warships are known to be under construction said the news ser gainand then Swihart raced oil lefttaclde to rlheclowa2t Swihart picked uptwo more and then on the next play Hursh fumbled and Eriich recovered for Iowa Hawks promptly panted and Indiana iiv two plays with Dumke and Swihart carry ing the ball went to the Iowa 28 A pass from center wasfurnblod mid Hursh was downed oii the Iowa 41 Hursh faded back and passed to Harris who in his tracks on theIowa 10 Dumke failed to gam at light giiaid The same play was stopped again Hushs pass overthe goal line to Bob White was knocked down Gene White booted a per fect field goal to give Indiana a 3 to 0 lead Gene White punted to Stauss on the Iowa 4 and he raced to the Hawk 28 Indiana was bide on the ck but Iowa icfubed the penal 3 NEAR DEATH AFTER BLAST Seriously Burned in Refinery Explosion Near Los Angeles LOS ANGELES if Murphy clacked right tackle en were so seriously burned eSht yards Murphy wen eriously physicians said they mightdiein the explosion of a still at the Gen eral Petroleum corporation re finery in nearby Torrance Satur day Cause of the blast was unknown Firemen said damage was ex tensive but company officialsde clined an estimate The firewas Icontiolled after a brief fight through the same spot for a firs downon the Iowa 43 Gilleardii for Gallagher went to the let side for a yard Murphy pickec up two at center Stauss quick kick wasdowned on Indianas 14 leverse Dumke tt Bob White wa good for three Hurshi nujck Kick from his 1 was downed oh Iowas 20 went oft attacks While ho adequate delens awawds BUD MULLIN WINNER OF 3RD STRAIGHT TEST Harold Radloff Takes Second and Russell Walls Finishes Third let wide around right end Swihart out ran two or three low tacklers for a Hoosier first dow on Indianas 31 The same man los one around the other end Bob White failed to gain at cen ei being stopped by Emch Hurshs punt was downed o Iowas 4G frying right end blipped and lost a yard A cut back Green through the middle gained me yard Farmers pass to Gil leard was too long arid fell incom plete Farmers punt was taken by Swihart on the five but he fumbled on the Indiana 18 and Hawkins recovered on the Indiana 18 maQe three at left tackle A reverse Green to Farmer was goodfor three more Indiana sent firht string guards Gene White and Bucchianeri back into the game A reverse Coupee to Gilleard lost a yard Gilleard tried right end and went to the Indiana 12 where Indiana took over on downs a fake put Tofil for Indiana ran tivthe Hoosier 27 Hursh picked two yards On the next play Indijna was penal p ized 15 yaid1foi holding Tofil igained fuur attenterFnrmer took supervisors ficials and vauous county of the committee of mayors which had charge of the program The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday nifhl and Sunday cooler north and west Saturday night scattered light frost northeast MINNESOTA Fair colder east and central Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy rising temperature northcentral and extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 59 35 50 78 42 ARMY AIRMAN ESCAPES DEATH Chutes to Safety as Plane Crashes Near Elkins W Va ELKINS W Va U Lieul R B Hubbell parachuted to Fnday just bofore his attack army plane crashed and was Hubbell enroutefrom Cincin nati to Boiling Field Va jumped from his plane 15 miles cast of Elkins in mountainous territory He landed safely in dense woods and walked to a farmhouse where a searching party composed of state police who had received re ports of the crash found him Ear lier witnesses had said two per sons were in the plane and that the parachuteof one of them failed to open Collecteddespite his experience Hubbell at state police headquar ters here refused to give any de tails regarding the type of ship other than that it was a combat type or thereason why he was to abandon the plane Draft Registrants May Refer to Tax as Proof of Dependents DBS MOINES draft registrants who are called upon to furnish proof of dependents may be able to do so through ref erence to income tax blanks which they may have filed with either the state or federal government State tax commission officials said Saturday that although the returns are held confidential the icgistrants would be able to grant permission to local draft boards to lickle for thiec Stiuss faking a I Hughs punt on us ou ti 30 and flat pass tracUed the cciitei foi two Stauss kick fiom his 26 wont out of bounds on the Indiana 43 went m for Suihart and on the first play raced 57 yards around right end for a touchdown Zimmer faked Gallagher Iowas last goal line defender out ot position to gallop unmolested to score Gene White place kicked the cxtia point and Indiana led 10 to Gene Whites kick off again went over the goal line and Iowa took over on its own 20 with 48 seconds lett to g6 a Giecn in for loun wejit around left end to the Iowa 34 for Iowa fust down obtain the information on wcked n five m ents from statetax records th Grid Scores SECOND QUARTER Illinois 0 Michigan 21 Fordham 24 Pitt 6 Army 0 Harvard 0 Georgia 13 Columbia 12 Minnesota i3 Ohio State 7 Holy Cross 6 N Y U 7 Dartmouth 0 Yale 7 Princeton 14Fenn 20 Duke 7 Colgate 0 Drake 0 Navy 13 FIRST QUARTER Coe 0 Cornell 0 Nebraska 7 Kansas 0 Vajiderbilt 0 Georgia Tech 0 Carnegie Tech 0 Notre Dame I i Northwestern 0 Wisconsin 0 Iowa State 0 Missouri 12 ined at left li moic at ended with Indiana leading 10 to 0 SECOND QUARTER Green failed to gain and Farmer kickedtoSwibarton the17 who van to Indianas 30 trying right end lost a yard tackled by Green flursh fumbled apass from cen ter was downed by Pettit on In dianas 21 Farmer took Hurshs punt at the midfield stripe and was downedon the Indiana 45 the first play Farmci fumbled recovered and wound up with loss Indiana was penalized five yards for touching the ball Farmers pass to Green was playing wide was too long A reverse Gilleard to Green made no gain Farmer kicked ou Qf bounds on Indianas 14 starting wide cut through right tackle for foui to the Hawkcye 45 Both idc weie off side ind both were guilty or imneces ary loughness so the plgy went jack On the next play McCJuire Hinted and Eddie Rucinski stole volved the Gecmans always sul er some losses though it js very are for a British plane to be rought down over Germany in he dark The Germans rely almost ntirely on antiaircraft fire fiom he ground to repel the British an nen while British attack planes ascend for night battles because of norc skilled and betlei earchlight manipulation Dog fights occassionally occur when the German night raiders are over Great Britain but scarcely any have been reported from Germany The nazi combat planes do not like the dark Too the much larger area o Germany and Germanoccupiec territory compared with Grea Britain does not allow such con centratipn of defense to the nazis The British thus have an advan tage in selecting their targets an scattering their tjombs throug Varying their jyJsjtaHon overwidely separated objectives They can make distracting feint and if they lose one objective ther aremany others on their wa in and ovit of Germany With far fewer planes lhan th Germans reports brought horn by the British aviators indical with a high degree pf probabilit that they have inflicted propoi tionately gieater damage in nigh raids on Germany than the Gei mans have on BritainThe de stvuction of military oBjectKes i Germany probably is larger Th unskilled German flyers bomb in discriminately trying to teironr civilians in night raids while th British have been drilled better lechmc for funding mihtai targets of which there are moi in Germany than in Great Britain With the strengthening of the British air force through newly designed planes having greater speed lower radios of action and heavier bomb carrying ca paclly for night operations the Germans will be confronted with a disadvantageous turn in the air war The superiority of Brit ish training methods and th forthcoming ability of the Brit ish to intensify their attacks ou Germany point to the eventual passing of the air offensive from Die Germans lo the British Go many may then pay loll for her onslaughts on London That the Gcunans anticipate some such climax seems indicated by the b ol the good old ay jgaaibt the machine age 16 01 th Iowa men gathered at the M Avery farm southeast of asou City Saturday morning to etermme which one was the best oin husker and demonstrate that lechanical pickers do not have ic Held entirely to themselves A L Bud Mullin Noia piings took ills third straight cnp Gordo county contest by opping the field of 16 Ho had ic largest load 2455 pounds as as the highest net 2355 Second was Harold Badloff lason City 2284 net 2355 gross f ho ball from Green as the half inded with Indiana leading Score Indiana 10 Iowa 0 evacuation ofchildrenfrom the German capital nowunder way for the first time since Uieair war began him weie Russell Vail Clear Lake third 2238 et 2335 gioss CJiarles Wessen orf Buffalo Centei fourth 2195 iet 2275 gross and Walter Maas en Mason City fifth 2168 net 2240 gross The other contestants ranked as ollows Everet Carlson NortU vqod 2159 John Finlaybon Buf falo Center aias1 Lloyd Jas person Clear Lake 2084 Erwin Jasperson Clear Lake 2051 Mailyn Goodmans Lake Mills2 001 John Tietz Manly 1982 George Kocisk Rockwell 1961 Howard Long Thornton 1645 Francis Foell Rockwell 1937 Richard Tietz Manly L Mullin had 21 pounds of glean ings corn left in the field and deductions were mdae for 6i ounces of husks inaddition to the 5 ounces allowed each contestant Plaits although he had the low est net Joad also had the cleanest with only 2 ounces of liusks de ducted He left the mostcorn in the field however 4Gi pound John Tietz had the least gleanings 12 pounds or about a dozen cars Mullin will represent jCeiro Cerio Gordo county in the dis trict contest atHampton Tuesday Representing Worth will bo Carl son and WcsSendorf will carry Wmnebago countys banner Theie was plenty of evidente of the machine age The husking contest was preceded by a demon stration of various types of corn pickers to teach their proper use to approximately 1000 fanners who liad gathered In addition Cleo Heinselman Plymouth pickeda convenient hay field and set his airplane down right nest to the contest cornfield Periodically he ivent aloft to give passengers a birds eye view of the proceedings Sci vice men from the machin ery companies on hand to show the adjustments which lan be iiuide on the machines and also tn demonstrate stalk cutleis and plow A D Strutherp lownState college agricultural ex tensiondepartment during the aft ernoon save n demonstration nt proper plow hitches and adjust ments Tir machinery demonstrations a distinct success according 1 4 Final Iowa Indiana Final Minnesota Ohio State Notre Dame Carnegie Tech The 16 contestants were awaiting the starting gun as this picture was aken at the trlcounty com husking content on the A M Avery farm southeast of Mason City Part of the crowd estimated t more than 1000 persons be seen taking up places behind favorite contestants In the background h the mobile unit of radio station KGLO which folloucd the tractor wagons into the field be tween the corn rows Lock photo Kayeriay engraving Northwestern Wisconsin ua Final Michigan Illinois Final ;