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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS OL XLVIII SSOCIATED PRESS ASD UNITED PRESS FUli MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1942 NO 283 F R ASKS POWER TO RULE ON COSTS Death Dodgers to Conclude Fair Monday Night LYNCH ON HAND TO LEAD DARE DEVIL PROGRAM Climax Performance to Mark 2nd Appearance of Famed Drivers Here if Helping the Junk Man Smash Up Scrap for Shipment BULLETIN The harness races scheduled at the North Iowa fair for Mon day afternoon were definitely called off by the fair board on account of rain The Jimmie Lynch thrill show was sched uled to go on Monday night however unless rain continued throughout the day It was ex pected the track would dry off enough for the night show Jimmie Lynch theace and i developer of the famous Death I Dodgers now good for scrap They were good for tinills when the pictures were taken The photo at the left shows an intentional rollover of an old Shown above are a couple of cars used up by Jimmie Lynchs Death Dodgers that are evening driving troupe in the climax per formance of the North Iowa fair Lynch has three troupes of Death Badgers under his man agement and spectators will have an opportunity to see two of these groups go through their hairraising performances at 8 oclock Monday evening The Death Dodgers are all theyre cracked up to their business is cracking up or sometimes avoiding it On Saturday afternoon they went through their many acts be fore the largest crowd of the fair to give the spectators all the thrills they expected and then some Johnny Rogers and Art Sey mours two steel nerved drivers tried all the tricky acts they knew in their exhibition of pre cision driving They jumped ramps first with one side of the car then the other and finally over two ramps Roman steeplechase racing crossing over between ramps while driving side by side featured the program while one of the most thrilling acts was when Rogers and Seymours jumped ramps placed side by side while driving in opposite directions at 50 miles an hour Percy the Clown brought many laughs to the crowd as he nar rowly missed being hit several times by the speeding autos A crash through a burning wall and the auto rollover built up to the final event on the program In this act Seymours drove an old model car at 40 miles an hour up a high ramp to jump directly into another car parked crosswavs on the track The top of the parked car was sheared off but the driver escaped without a scratch model car at the Saturday afternoon program Just to make the job complete the car used in the rollover was crashed into by another car driven high over a ramp in the Dive Bomber Crash shown at right The drivers were un injured in both crashes Monday night the Death Dodgers will again be featured at the North Iowa fair program in the climax per formance which will feature Jimmie Lynch in person Lock photo Kayenay engraving U S Flyers Stage Big Daylight Raid RAF Hits Duisburg North Iowa Fair Program MONDAY Labor Day raising and prayer for victory Harness races and saddle horse show p opens for evening show Concert by Mason City municipal band John A Vieg Labor day address Free Labor anfl a Free World under auspices of Mason City Trades and Labor Assembly State guard drill unit Hamilton choir Jimmie Lynch in person and his Death Dodgers fresh from appearances at Missouri and Minnesota slate fairs Flag lowering at close of program 2 FLYING FORTS FAIL TO RETURN Smashing Air Blows Continue to Fall on Production Centers Study Plan to Concentrate Air Strength By LOUIS F KEEMLE of the United Press A new formula for winning the war is being advanced in London It is based on the premise that The Death Dodgers performed n o w the most effective united nations weapon the in Springfield Mo on Sunday and their performance here Mon day marks their last appearance in Iowa this season Also on the evening program will be a Labor day address by Prof John A Vieg Iowa State college on Free Labor and a Free World under the auspices of the Mason City Trades and Labor assembly choir will sing A full field The Hamilton of trotters and pacers was ready for the final races on the harness racing pro gram Monday afternoon despite unfavorable weather The horses drew a full grandstand on the Sunday afternoon program against many power From proponents an allout aerial o f I e n s i v against G c r many on an im preceden ted scale develop the thesis that Germany can KEEMLE The Victory revue was a hit for de grace be defeated by air power alone or if not they argue Germany can be so weakened by a nonstop of fensive against her war indus tries and communications in the next few months that a land in vasion next year will be the coup the third straight night in its last showing here Sunday evening al though the crowd was the small est of the three because of the threatening weather The drill unit of tlic local company of the state guard gave an exhibition preceding the night show and is scheduled for a second appearance Monday evening There is no disputing that the allies are superior in the air over western Europe at this time Nor can it be denied that the constant raids being carried out in force by the R A F and Americas flying fortresses are inflicting heavy punishment on the enemy and seriously affecting his war consider the merit or fallacy of their proposal The argument is that most of ermanys air strength as well as her land power is tied up in Rus sia and will be tied up until this lummer campaign is over There fore it is suggested this is the time to concentrate all available air power in Britain even at the expense oi other fronts and deal Germany a blow from which she will not recover The combined air forces al ready have proved what can be done Sunday night and Monday they roared over the continen without respite smashing German war industries and communica tions Air minded tacticians think that if the planes are forthcoming these attacks can be doubled o tripled so that Germany migh literally be blasted out of the war The point in this argument that is likely lo cause the most debate and opposition is the contention that the air power of the united nations is oo widely dispersed Certain aviation men contend that instead of being scattered on minor fronts in the middle east India China the southwest Pacific and else where it should be concen trated against the principal ene my Germany The latter is certainly open t question and will be fiercely dis puted American victories in th Pacific were won more by a than by naval power Without i Japan might well have firmly en trenched herself in the southwes Pacific and perhaps in Australia 3 JAP PLANES ARE SHOT DOWN WASHINGTON navy announced Monday that American fighter planes in the Solomon is lands shot down two enemy bombers and one enemy fighter last Saturday when the Japanese attacked American positions on Guadalcanal and succeeded in inflicting minor damage Eighty per cent of Chinas popu lation is engaged in raising farm produce and domestic animals potential But to argue that air power alone can win opens a wide field for debate Those who ad vance this theory are not the men directly responsible for the conduct of the war or for allied high strategy Nevertheless they are in important places and are influential enough to get a hear ing They are not Identified in dispatches from London bat it is safe to guess that they are not unconnected with the air forces British or American or both They have transmitted Instead she is on the defensive Air power also played a leadin part in repulsing Marshal Erwi pommels latest attempt to brca through in Egypt Impartial ob servers are likely to ask whethe Britain could have afforded I risk losing Egypt and the caster Mediterranean laying the entir middle cast open to attack In China too the American a force is doing an important job 1 help the Chinese and bolster the morale as they drive back the in vaders No matter how sincerely som men in London believe in a goldc opportunity to devote evcrythin to smashing Hitler these othe 1 vital fronts are not likely to b their i neglected Reds Claim Strong Assaults on Stalingrad Driven Back Nazis Try Desperate to Crack Last Stand Defenses oi City ideas to the press and they are beingwidely published in Britain Berthod Schwartz a German and m this country As a result j monk is generaly considered to the high command is likely to I be the inventor of firearms BULLETIN LONDON tmmb ers believed to be American with a large fighter escort crossed the English coast Mon day heading for enemyoccu pied territory The bombers fourmotored were believed to be the flying fortresses LONDON United tales army air forces staged their veatost daylight raids on nazi ccupied France Sunday and by light the RAF smashed at Duis iurg Germanys great inland port t the junction of Ruhr and Rhins ivers and elsewhere in the in dustrial Ruhr For the first time in nine day light raids against the continent the American squadrons of fly ing fortresses returned with gaps in their two of the bombers were missing In the succeeding night raids he British reported eight of their aircraft were missing A ninth 3AF cratt was lost in todays op erations Duisberg is n great industrial city with large metallurgical man ufacturing plants a center for the shipment of coal and a hub O railway as well as water traffic The blow against it and the nearby Ruhr area was the fiftl against Germany by the RAF in the first six nights of this month The night RAF raid which the air ministry said was car ried out by a strong meaning hundreds of left tremendous fires which re connaissance pilots found still raging Monday The devastating attack by tin night shift was followed by raid upon occupied territory and ship ping off the Frisian islands and u the English channel This assault followed by only short time the announcemen that four squadrons of Ameri can flying fortresses and fleets o Boston bombers had hammcrc al military targets in northern France Sunday while 400 alliet fighters swept 50 miles inland in diversionary attacks Two of the flying fortressc failed to return from the the first of these great four motored craft to be lost in nin offensive forays into Germanoc cupied Europe The U S arm air forces have made a total o 10 sweeps in the European the ater with the flying fortresses the tenth being an operation ove the North sea in which six Ger man fighters were shot down o damaged in a 20mimite batU Aug 21 Tn Sundays fighting the heavityarmcd fortresses de stroyed five enemy fighters probably destroyed 13 more and damaged another 25 a com munique said The main target of the flyin fortresses Sunday was a factor at Meaulte which is engaged in the manufacture of airplane parts three taking part in this assault The fourth squadron bombed an airdrome at St Omer Returning flyers said heavy opposition was encountered over Meaulte which the Hying fort esses were attacking for the sec nd time since they began opera ons in this theater Aug 17 German air attacks on Britain ver the weekend were compara vely light A small number of netny raiders flew over the ortheast coast last night unload ng bombs at several places which aused some material damage and asualties 3 Weekend Deaths Soost Iowas Traffic Toll to 288 for 42 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three Jowans were fatally in ured on the states highways 3ver the Labor day weekend rais ng the weeks total traffic deaths o six and boosting the years tol to 288 compared to the 1941 fig ure of 387 for a comparable period Frank Fitzgibbon 60 of Dav enport defense worker was killec Sunday when he was strvick b an automobile there Two Sioux City fatalities wer registered Saturday when D Qung Lee 30 year old Sioux Cily restaurant proprietor died o in juries suffered Friday when hi automobile plunged into a ditci in Sioux City and James ft Gaulke 18 of died in hospital there after his car struc a railroad bridge Frank Bapcnslos 70 of La Porte City died at Waterloo Sat urday of injuries incurred in ill collision of his light truck and passenger train there Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Occasional ligh showers Monday afternoon an Monday night not much chang in temperature Monday after noon Monday night and Tucs day forenoon IOWA Showers and scattcre thunderstorms Monday an Monday night not much chang in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic Maximum Sunday 70 Minimum Sunday night 60 At 8 a m Monday 62 Hain 23 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a in Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 56 18 59 62 R4 49 By JAMES M 1OXG Associated Press War Editor Tile red army was reported urling the Germans back north of Stalingrad and beating ff two strong assaults southwest the Volga stronghold which the azis boasted would be theirs by londay Held to a standstill through Ihrce days of terrific fighting the Germans were trying des perately to crack the last Rus sian defenses of Stalingrad Moscow dispatches pictured Ihe Russian army as trading blow for blow with the Germans since the defenders could retreat no further and save the steel town on the west bank of the Volga The Berlin same hat boasted last Saturday that the all of Stalingrad could be ex pected within 48 dispatch from Stockholm that street fighting was in progress in he city with the Russians defend ng it house by house The Russian communique how ever declared that northwest of Stalingrad fierce fighting con tinues Our units attacked the en emy rnd improved their position This was the second time in 12 iiours that the Russians reported gains in that sector Southwest of Stalingrad Ger Tank Wrecks Left on Front by Rommel CAIRO The confident push which Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launched i week ago with the apparent hope of reach ing Cairo within a week has ended with his axis armies beat en back to their starling point under a series of heavy allied blows by land and by air X Behind them the axis forces left the desert strewn with wrecked lanks and transport ve which observers said Monday had so crippled Rommels striking power that he would have to pause and re organize before striking again Throughout Sunday a British communique said Monday Briti ish mobile forces continued to harass the withdrawing enemy troops and slashed at the few tank units still remaining within tile allied minefields A slight increase in air activ ity was noted but there was no mention of large scale action V The immediate threat lo the Nile valley thus appeared to be dissipated for the moment though military quarters warned that the decisive battle on which the ultimate fate of Egypt may hinge is still to be fought There was no Question here however that Rommel had thrown his full strength into the offen sive in an attempt to crush the British eighth army which had been augmented on the ground by U S army tank forces Unexpectedly strong opposi tion coupled with sharp initial losses apparently caused the axis chieftain to abandon his plan be fore the main body of his army was locked in a showdown battle from which there could be no withdrawal Allied bomber crexvs scoffed at axis radio broadcasts describing Rommels manuever as a recon INCLUDES FARM PRICES MUST AVOID CHAOS President Will Act Himself If Congress Doesnt Grant Authority WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked congress in vig orous language Monday for speci fic legislative authority to stabilize living costs including farm prices by Oct 1 as a means of prevent ing economic chaos1 Bluntly Mr Roosevelt told the legislators in a special mes sage that unless they acted he would accept the responsibility to act himself and take meas ures necessary to avert a dis aster which interfere with he winning of the war on your part the president said will leave me with an inescapable responsibility to the people of this country in see to it that the war effort is no longer imperilled by threat of economic chaos Mr Roosevelt pictured farm prices as a key to the inflation Roosevelt Address to Be Over KGLO President Roosevelts fireside chat on the control of living costs wages and farm prices will be broadcast aver KGLO at oclock Monday night naissance in force declaring that they had attacked concentrations of enemy motor vehicles thou sands strong Jf Sf In addition to his losses in tanks and trucks Rommel was said to have lost heavily in air craft the RAF reporting that 55 enemy planes were destroyed in combat in the first six days of fighting Allied losses both on the land and in the air were said to have been comparatively small man tanks pierced the Russian defense but ran into mortar and machine gun fire and a swift flank attack which sent them reeling back the Russians said A sec ond nazi onslaught also was re ported repulsed Hitlers high command advanced a cautiously worded claim of further gains at gave no details as to the location or extent The German communique was devoted largely to a repe tition of Sunday nights Berlin claim of the capture of Novor ossisk Black sea naval base The Russians said sailors of the red fleet had joined in the de fensive fight of heights around Novorossisk but did not specify whether the invaders had gained command of the harbor The German communique said renewed Russian diversionary at tacks northwest of the Stalingrad front had been repulsed No de tails were given however nor did the communique give any addi itional information on the prog ress of the drive for the Grozny oil fields in the Caucasus where the high command said Sunday new gains had been made Russian accounts said the Ger mans were maintaining strong pressure down the narrow wedge driven along the RostovBaku rail and pipe line to the region of Mozdok 55 miles from Grozny AIR RAID ALARM SOUNDS IN N Y All Clear Signal Given When Plane Identity Is Established as Friendly NEW YORK York City was awakened by an air raid alarm early Monday but no ene my planes appeared and no bombs were dropped The eastern defense command announced that the alarm was caused by the presence of an un identified plane The all clear signal was given promptly when the plane was identified as a friendly plane it said The air raid sirens screamed not o nly in the New York City met ropolitan area which includes scores of suburban towns in Long Island and Wcstclicsler county but also in Newark N J Asbury Park N J New Brunswick N J and Garden City N Y In that area some 7000000 persons live and a great majority of them were lifted out of their beds by the first business warning of the war at night for which they had been prepared by many test blackouts From a tall building in mid town Manhattan observers watched street lights and other illumination wink out over the vast sprawling area that is New York City But many lights never went out at all including street lights in some sections of Brook riddle He said the purpose should be to hold them at parity or at levels of a recent date whichever is higher Explaining why he wanted congress to pass an antiinfla tion act by Oct 1 the president said that we ean not hold the actual cost of food and clothing down to approximately the present level beyond Oct 1 and no one could give any as surances tliat living costs could be held down after that dale if if if What is needed he said is an overoil stabilization of prices salaries wages and profits That is necessary to the con tinued production of planes and tanks and ships and guns at the present constantly increasing rate Mr Roosevelt said III contrast to widespread predictions the president pro vided no administrative for mula for controlling living costs He made no mention of any allpowerful board appar ently with the thought that congress could work out the methods for controlling the antiinflation campaign or leave it to him to work out later The president said he had given thoughtful consideration to meeting the inflation problem further reference to con gress but that lie had decided to consult the legislators on the matter But he emphasized that he had ample powers to act on his own initiative if he chose to do so And he added that he could not tell what powers might have to be exercised in order lo win the vrar He gave this assurance STVTE SENATOR RESIGNS SIOUX C t T Y commissioned in the army air corps State Senator Robert P ft lunger a republican tendered The American people can be sure that 1 will use my powers with a full sense of my respon sibility to the constitution and to my country The American people can also be sure that I shall not hesitate to use every power vested in me to accomplish the defeat of our enemies in any part of the world where our own safety de mands such defeat if f if When the war is won the powers under which I act auto matically revert to the to whom they belong At the outset of his message Mr Roosevelt recited the seven point program against inflation which he presented to congress and the country last April 27 He pointed out that action was ne cessary in all seven categories but that two points required leg islation I regret to have to call to your attention he said the fact that neither of these two essential pieces of legislation has as yet ST PAUL in been enacted into law That de Minnesota Voters to Gist Ballots Tuesday his resignation as Woodbury county senator from Tuesdays primary election close their campaigns Monday Nearly all the major candidates wound up their campaign oratory Mon day with radio addresses The major interest in the voting Tues day will center in the republican battles for nomination as senator governor and lieutenant gover lay has now reached the point of danger to our whole economy On the points not requiring congressional action he said the administration was proceeding through executive action such as fixing of price ceilings and hold ing down of rentals But he declared that the entire effort to hold the cost of living 1 ;