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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             HARlOM E R H1ST MEM AH r DEFT or IOWA COHP UnlHEs i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKSS Alt NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI NO 81 BRITISH NAZI PLANES RENEW RAIDS Pius Visit to America Recalled By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist WASHINGTONS National Press club lakes a great deal more than a mere news interest in Pope Pius XII Its interest is personal In fact I believe that some of our members think we have an al m o s t proprie tary right in the Vaticans pres ent tenant The idea is that visiting in this country as Eugenio Cardi nal Pacelli shortly before Pope Plus XII his elevation to the papal throne his Holiness was entertained by the club at lunch con He made a speech to us He also chatted informally with as many of us as could crowd close enough to feel that we actually were in conversation with him Although he wasnt a pope then he was suggested as a papal pos sibility We realized that if he were elected wed be in a posi tion to say that we knew him at least a little bit Its quite a distinction today when meeting an acquaintance who comments on the Vaticans peace effort one can remark casu ally Oh yes I lunched with the pope a couple of years ago Even yet an occasional promi nent American is formally pre sented to him but only a limited number of us can truthfully re late that we exchanged the time of day with him in the Nationa Press club lounge and afterward sat at the same table with him priai aa joining any way luncheon Absolutely Democratic Cardinal Pacelli now Pope Pius XII was as democratic or that occasion as any club guest its possible to imagine I dont mean it in a disrespectful sense but hes a good mixer His acquaintance with the American language is excellent He speaks English a trifle more precisely than the average Ameri can does but if he errs at all its on the side of being overly cor on the side of being a bit inaccurate The cardinal was papal secre tary of state at the juncture Im referring to and had been for quite a while previously That is to say he was trained in world affairs world politics He was an ideal selection for pope in the current condition of mundane dis organization I dont suppose theres a governmental foreign minister on earth who has his all around comprehension of the whole situation Capable Diplomat His postluncheon speech at the National Press club was made many months before the outbreak of the 1939 war in Europe Natur ally he didnt predict the coming calamity Even if he foresaw it lie certainly wouldnt have said so All the same it was obvious he knew the outlook was bilious In short hes a competent dip the kind of a diplomat who stirs up trouble but an inter nationally pacific one His pacifism is sensible too not the that cant recognize rcali HUNGARY SEEKS SETTLEMENT IN RUMANIA FRONT Italy Joins in Offering Common Front Against Any Balkan Invasion By EDWAKD KENNEDY BUDAPEST Apparently united with Italy in a determina tion to block any Russian expan sion in southeastern Europe Hungary sought Wednesday a settlement of her differences with Rumania for a common front in the Balkans Informed persons said King Carol would be pressed for a speedy reply to Hungarian over tures for a settlement of territorial questions Foreign Minister Count Csaky reported Tuesday to the crown council on his weekend talks with Italys foreign minister Count Ciano Hungarian and Italian sources made it clear that should Ru mania acl to remove the 21 year old bitterness over her acquisi tion of Transylvania she could be assured of support from both nations against any pos sible Russian thrust into Bes sarabia Bessarabia went from Russia to Rumania and Transylvania from Hungary to Rumania in World war territorial changes If Rumania ignores an invita tion for a settlement with Hun gary these sources indicated Italy and Hungary are prepared to leave her to her fate Moreover Hungarians asserted that should the red army penetrate the Ru manian frontier Hungary would enter TransyIvania It was not disclosed whether Hungary would insist upon the immediate cession of a part of Transylvania or be content with a promise of transfer of the ter ritory after the European war Some informed persons said Ciano had brought pressure on Csaky to be content with a prom ise backed by an Italian guarantee of its fulfillment The newspaper Uj Magyarsag New Hungary said Italy was prepared to protect southeastern Europe against a soviet attack nnd that Rumania as well as Hun gary could count on her support Rumania has refused to yiek an inch of territory heretofore but the Bucharest press has taker a friendly attitude toward the Venice conversations of Ciano am Wnd ties Certain critics have found fault with PresidentRoosevelt for send ing Myron Taylor to the Vatican to collaborate with Pope Pius XII on a peace program Their argu ment is that it involves a partner ship between church and state I cant see this It seems to me that the white house made an admir able bid for a nonpartisan peace helper And I speak as one who met the present pope personally when he was just a simple cardi nal Describes Appearance When I knew him at vhe Na tional Press club the cardinal was a thin very tall six feet and an inch or two individual in the rather late prime of life but still vigorous He wore his clerical uniform and he looked well in it He has a long humorous face Id say he had a pleasmt grin if I werent afraid that some good Catholic would interpret it as a disrespectful reference So help dont intend it so Im only trying o describe him as fricnrtly I like the Ive mcl him Csaky This was regarded Budapest as an indication agreement could be reached Meanwhile Rumania was ex pected to discuss Bulgarias terri torial claims on Rumania with her Balkan entente allies Turkey Greece and a Bel grade meeting on Feb 2 The ItalianHungarian defensivi alliance reported agreed on a Venice was seen by foreign ob servers as forcing Germany t make a choice between her friendship with Russia and on the other hand older ties with Hun gary and Italy Thief Returns Purse by Mail With 6 Cents Postage Due BLUEFIELD W Va Lizzie Wagers is fed up with lifes little ironies Two years ago on Christmas eve a thief snatched her purse Last Christmas eve the same thing happened That wasnt so bad but Mrs Wagers got mad when she re ceived her empty purse back in the six cents postage due The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy snow Wednesday night and in east and south portions Thursday except snow or rain in extreme cast slightly warmer Wednes day nisht MINNESOTA Snow Wednes day night and Thursday somc uhat warmer Wednesday night Iowa Shippers Forecast for Wednesday Night North and IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday l Minimum Tuesday night 11 At S a m Wednesday 17 Snow Tuesday Afternoon 25 in Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 29 New Madrid to Rise Amid Ruins ttork of rebuilding Madrid old capital of Spain is under way and the Franco regime is planning a bigger and better citj This photo shows the scene where the iieiv city liall is i arise While cxcavatine m these ruins workers found many bodies of bomb victims of the civil war By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS re ports eight British vessels sunk in raids Tuesday L O N D 0 saysonly ships sunk bynazi raiders some pertsfjfear blitzkriegsoon in FinnishRussian conflict heavy Russian concentra tions reported on Karelian isthmus BUDAPEST Hungary works for at least tempor ary settlement of territorial claims on Rumania PARIS French report two German grenade at tacks repulsed in Vosges mountains Sky Writing Plane Plunges in Miami Pilot Saves Self ing Witnesses MIAMI Fla skywrit ing plane broke into flames while flying over the city at noon Wed nesday and crashed on a vacant lot near the downtown section The pilot Art Davis parachuted to safety while huge midday crowds watched from tiie streets Davis was burned but not ser iously Davis drifted to the southwest and came down on the roof of an apartment At rjacksori Memorial hospitalr Davis who is from Lansing Mich lace ana an said the fire was at the front of not serious theplane and probably was caused by a gasoline leak The plane a Waco was one of a fleet operated here by S S Pike and Bob Sattcrfieid for skywriting and aerial advertis who watched from the streets saw flames shoot out from tile plane It began plum meting crazily to earth and then Davis parachute billowed open The ship miraculously crashed on a vacant lot in the thicklypopu lated area r Davis wasburned about the face and an arm His injuries were Forecast All of Iowa to Receive Snow DES MOINES will fall in all of Iowa Wednesday night and is expected to continue m the east and south portions 1 Thursday the weather bureau disputes forecast Wednesday Senate action on the bill ap There is a possibility fhc bu improbable because a reau said warmer temperatures group of southern senators head I ed by Senator Connally have announced their intention of blocking the measure In past years similar bills repeatedly have HOUSE PASSES ANTILYNCHING Sent to Senate Where Southern Bloc Would Talk It to Death WASHINGTON federal antilynching bill was passed Wednesday by the house and sent to the senate where a strong southern bloc already had threat ened if necessary to talk it to death House approval came after the representatives had stricken out a provision which would have eliminated from the definition of lynching those crimes of violence occuring in connection with labor Highways Hazardous in Parts of iowa DES MOINES ous highways were again in store for at least a portion of Iowa Thursday With a heavy mist falling in several sections as the mercury gained higher levels the department of public safety announced Wednesday afternoon mat highway 34 east of Ottumwa had R coating of frozen mist and was especially dangerous will bring rain to extreme eastern parts of the slate Thursday There were traces of snow over most of Iowa Wednesday morning A little min was falling in sub freezing temperatures in western Iowa and highways were becoming slippery With temperatures averagi ft three degrees above normal Sioux City reported 12 degrees above zero for the low mark during the last 24 hours Keokuk was the warmest with 28 degrees been killed by senate filibusters The most recent instance was in 1938 McDuffee Poet and Dartmouth Professor Is Suicide Victim HANOVER N H thorities announced Wednesday that Franklin McDuffcc 41 inter nationally known poet and pro fessor of English at Dartmouth college was a suicide victim Professor McDuffee was found dead in his car in his garage He had been killed by carbon mon oxide poisoning Medical Referee Ralph E Miller put his death to suicide by mon oxide poisoning The body had been discovered by Dr Frederick weeks from melancholia LOOK INSIDE FOR HOUSE GROUPS SUPPORT GIVEN DEFENSE FUNDS Committee Approves Most Recommendations Made by Roosevelt WASHINGTON house appropriations committee Wed nesday approved in general Presi dent Roosevelts recommendations for immediate emergency defense and neutrality outlays and pro posed that congress provide 187908 for the army navy coast guard and federal bureau of in vestigation The money would go for work already started or expected to be undertaken during the remaimler of the fiscal year ending June 30 in connection with neutrality pa trols increases in and training of military personnel and counter espionage T The whole outlay was pro posed under the presidents proclamation of a slate of lim ited national emergency at the start of European war last Sep tember Reporting an emergency appro priation bill to the house the com mittee cut from 889523 recommended by the ex ecutive branch The largest re duction was 52024572 in the item of food for the army The commit tee said there had been an excess appropriated for this purpose in earlier appropriation bills for tills fiscal year making the cut more or less a bookkeeping transaction The committees approval of the administrations recommendation almost without change was charac terized by some legislators as no givingan accurate indication o the groups economymindednes in this election year v The committee whacked awa at a number of money measure last session ant subsequent bill later this term are expected to b a better test of committee scnli ment The while house recommcnda tinns for the present emergent the house will con sider backed witl the argument that world condi tions made them necessary Th appropriations recommended b the co m m i 11 e c for the fou branches were Army 34o navy 5145082238 coast guan 34422325 federal bureau of in vestigation Germans Hit Airplanes and Vessels BERLIN Brilih Slenheim planes out of nine at ackcrs were shot down over Hel goland bight German officials an lounced The announcement said four German pursuit planes had driven off the invaders anil in flicted casualties on the British aircraft in an engagement Helgoland bight an arm of the sea contains numerous im portant German sea and air bases The German high command Wednesday also reported eight iritish vessels had been sunk by Germun planes in the North sea Tuesday The British admiralty had re jortcd one British and two Danish ships sunk by German planes and eight other vessels attacked The German communique said planes off Norwich at acked and sank two merchant ships and their two convoy ves sels and that German scouting jlaues sank four armed merchant men which shot at them off the Scottish coast The communique text said At some points in the west somewhat livelier artillery activ ity Teachers Convention Dates Are Announced DES MOINES 7 8 and 9 have been set as dates for the Iowa State Teachers associa tions 1940 convention Miss Agnes Samuelson executive secretary announced Theme of the session which will be held here will be education our common defense HAROLD MAYIIEU Loses Bonus Request From Henry J Topping PAGE 2 in Suits Filed in Hancock STATE PAGE Mason City High Wins Against Star Defense SPORTS PAGE 12 Showgirls Strike Against Costumes LONDON OP Twelve show girls went on strike Wednesday against wearing costumes intended for the first act finale of a westend revue and delayed the opening a week The name of the Leaves German fighting planes cavriec out reconnaissance flights in th forenoon and afternoon of Jan 9 In the course of this action of the Norwich coast four armed wa and merchant ships namely tw patrol vessels which convoycc two merchant ships were atfacke and sunk Four armed merchant ship unexpectedly opened fire on Ger man scouts off the Scottish coast In warding off this attack In steamers were sunk There wer no losses of pur planes The British admiralty said non of the ships attacked Tuesday wa convoyed and reported that on of them was a lighthouse tendei which suffered one killed and 3 wounded out of a crew of Grand Admiral Erich Raede cnmmander in chief of the Ger mmi navy inspected the Kiel an Wilhelmshaven naval bases an warned workers there against en emy efforts to sow disunity which he said through the ecu turics we repeatedly have broken The enemy he said fears sharp German sword Therefor he seeks to make the blade blur by sowing mistrust spreading ru mars using inciting propagand trncking down secrets throug agents and plotting sabotage DODGES WIDOW GETS SI250i Probate Court Decision Is Handed Down on Estate of IOWANS SUFFER BURNS NORTH ENGLISH Exploding Syphon Bottles Injure 9 BUENOS AIRES Entering its fourth consecutive day of tem peratures approaching 100 degrees Buenos Aires reported these cas ualties Wednesday Nine persons hospitalized with injuries received from exploding syphon bottles nard McKay and John Newberry both of North English and Merle Jones of Millesburg Iowa were burned on the face and hands uuijiiu vu LIIU idte dna nanas P Lord a member of the college when backfre from a tractor hospital staff Friends of the poet ignited several buckets of gasoline said he had been suffering for at an Iowa county highway build wrpkt fjrtm J J uuilvl ins REA ALLOTMENT MADE WASHINGTON rural electrification administration an nounced Wednesday a 520000 al lotment to the Glidden Rural Electric Cooperative Glidden Iowa DETROIT a p Iwte court decision Wednesday Annie Lnurine Dodge former Canadian telephone operator will receive Sl250000 from the estate of her husband Daniel D Dodge who was fatally injured in 1938 The estate is valued at nearly The decision in effect gives 1 250000 to the widow S3500000 to Dodges mother Mrs Mathilda R Wilson and to state and federal governments in in Mrs Isabel DROP BOMBS ON GERMANBASEIN SLAND OF SYLT Damage to Danish Property Near Frontier Claimed by Copenhagen LONDON air ministry nnounccd Wednesday night that oyal air force planes had dropped 3ombs near the German island Sylt while on patrol over nemy seaplane bases Tuesday The announcement failed to mention whether the British Planes met any German opposi ion Germany announced however hat three of nine invading British had been shot down over Helgoland Danish reports ot heavy firing tefore dawn had indicated there vas aerial fighting near Sylt The air ministry said that dam to Danish property near the Tontier was reported in Copen hagen dispatches Should it be established that Srltish aircraft were responsible or damage full restitution will be nade the Danish government he ministry declared This followed a bomb and ma chine gun attack by German war planes upon 12 ships in British coastal waters Tuesday The Ger man communique asserted thai eight vessels were sunk the British acknowledged the sinking ot only two The admiralty announced thai the 1S85 ton British vessel Oakerove was sunk with an un determined number of casualties after and that the 689 ton British steamer Cowrie also went down Some observers believed the German attacks might be the pre lude to nn aerial blitzkrieg such as has been threatened by Berlin many times It was expected thai youn Bntons of the ages 20 to 22 year registered in December would be called to nnns shortly bringing ai additional 240 000 men under the colors Registration of Hie nge nrouos from 23 to 27 made liable fo mill tary service under King Georges Jan l proclamation is not ex pected before March it the ear Tucsdays attacks un British coastal waters came while Cham berlain was describing Ule recent quiet as The calm before the storm y The 10002 ton Dunbar Castle was broken in half by a mine off the southeast coast and British warships were reported hunting a German submarine base in the Canary islands CaPU A Causton and two ot he Dunbar Castles crew were killed two otheis were reported missing Huddled in blankets the W passengers and remainder of the crew of 150 were brought to London Wednesday by rescuers ftine children and several women were among them heritance tax Dodges sisters Sloanc Mrs Winifred Seyburn and Mrs Frances Johnson are ruled out under the decision Sound Sleeper PHILIPSBURG PH nard Shaw ot West Decatur Pa iold police lie slept soundly while his car bounded off a concrete bridge broke a tree struck a concrete sidewalk tore part of a porch from a house and finally stalled after reversing its direc tion He escaped injury but damage to the cnr was Stolen Army Bomber Plans Recovered F B I Reports usSS ss ss tvssurssuES S army air corps bomber been stolen from a west coast aircraft plant and quickly recovered by the federal bureau of investigation it was revealed Wednesday The revelation was made by FBI Director J Edgar Hoover in testimony before a house appro priations subcommittee in support of a special 31475000 fund for emergency protection against spies and saboteurs The committee published the testimony Wednes day Hoover presented only a few details of the incident and did not specify from which aircraft fac tory the plans had been stolen He did not say whether the plans were those of the armys flying fortress or when the theft oc curred In one of the great airplane factories on the west coal a very important plant he said plans for one of the army bombers were stolen We were successful in lo cating the man who stole them and in having the plans returned Hoover said that theft of the plans disclosed that the aircraft plant lacked a proper program to protect valuable military secrets from being disclosed The FBI he said had installed a system which or other secret data in the lure as the general intelligence divis ion to supervise antiespionage and sabotage activities This divis ion he reported is compiling a master file of all individuals groups and organizations engaged in these subversive activities in espionage activities or in any ac tivities that arc possibly detri mental to the internal security of the United States He said the index Iiad been es tablished on both an alphabetical and geographical basis so that it the United States should enter into the conflict aboard we would be able to go into any of these communities and identify individ uals or groups who might be a source of grave danger to the se curity of this Thenbackgrounds and activi ties arc known to the bureau he The Dunbar Castle which had begun a voyage for South Af rica was the largest liner mined in coastal waters since the 11930 ton Japanese ship Tarukuni Maru was sunk Nov 21 Many of the survivors were in jured but the total was not ascer tained The rush of water into the hole m the side made launching of boats difficult and the ship broke in half within 20 minutes just as the last boat got away Danes Hear Heavy Aerial Combats TOENDER Denmark tremely heavy aerial fighting was heard from the Danish border Wednesday Numerous planes anrf heavy cannonading were heard toward the southwest in the direc tion of the German North sea bases of Sylt and Helgoland The fighting which apparently was a continuation of three earlier British raids on the Geiman resumed at 2 p m when three explosions were heard from Dan ish territory It was not clear whether the explosions were bombs or antiaircraft guns Some observers believed that one ex plosion resulted from the fall of a bomb in shallow water and an other may have hit a causeway connecting Sylt with the mainland A German plane at p m made a forced landing on Danish territory near the town of Ballum on the west const of Jutland The plane flew in from fhe sea and had very little altitude Wednesday afternoon two for eign planes flying low passed tha   

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