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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARION E R HIST MEM f A n T D e f r of ic y c a M f DCS 0 1 S 1 HOME EDITION THE NIWSPAPIK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASES WOES T1VS CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 31940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 102 DOWN NAZI RAIDERS OVER ENGLAND Japs Admit 100000 Men Killed T O KI O a r Minister General Shunroyku Hata told par liament Saturday night that one hundred thousand Japanese of ficers and men have sacrificed their lives to establish Japans neworder in China Replying to criticism of the armys policy Hata said the army regards the war in China as a sacred campaign which is entirely different from the socalled ag gressive wars wherein the strong pvey upon the weak because peace will be restored to the Ori ent after the antiJapanese gov ernment of China is crushed Hatas statement answered the questioning of Japanese policies in China by Takao Saitp who re signed Saturday from his political party the minseito The house of representatives disciplinary c o m mittee is considering action against Saito His resignation was offered on the advice of other minseilo leaders arid promptly was ac cepted as the army smarting under his advice that Japanese troops be withdrawn from China to pave the way for peace de manded to be heard in answer in the diet minor political parties is sued statements demanding that Saito be expelled from the lowei house of parliament Army leaders conferred in an emergency session and decided to send War Minister General Hata to the chamber Saturday to reply after J the veteran legislator hac asknd enlightenment Friday on the governments plans for a nev order in East Asia Aroused army officers charged tbat Saito had made open insults against the objec tives of the sacred war in China The social mass party pro nounced Saitos remarks detri mental to the lofty ideas of the founding empire The text of his statement was stricken from the record am newspapers merely referred to what were called objectionabli parts but apparently he de manded to know what reward th people have hud lor their sacri fices of blood and money in China Tlie political tradition of Ja pan permits free unvcstrictee criticism of the government bu the fighting services presumably are exempt particularly during the emergency period which be gan with the Manchurian inciden in 1932 To a chorus of No No from angry diet members Saito questioned plans o set up a Japanesesponsored government in China under Wans Chine Wei former Chinese premier who differed with Generalis simo Chiang KaiShek He told the house the Japanesi people were acting in accordance I with the dictates of the govern ment because they believe they will bring the affair to a satisfac tory conclusion If the government betrays this confidence he warned the re sults would be disastrous Saito provoked similar storms in 1935 and 1938 by attacking military influence in Japanese policy Bolkon Entente Studies Neutrality Plans ALLIANCE GERMAN SOVIET ALLIANCE of Europe were sharply focused on Belgrade where representatives of the f i Greece Turkey and o find a way to keep out of Europe s war Caught in the middle of the Germanallied economic tussle Rumania was also R i daTrs of Hungarys striking at Transylvania Russias marching into Bessarabia 3 and Bulgarias cry for part of Dobruja war prizes Conferees were reported to have run into early disagreement and Germany was said to be exerting pressure on Rumania to make her industry oil and agriculture adjuncts of the relchs economic structure Over 150 Finns From U S Canada to Help Fight Against Russia NEW YORK group of between 150 and 200 natives of Finland living in the United States and includig several sail for their home land Saturday to join the Finnish forces fighting soviet Russia First such group to sail since 70 left here a month ago many of them paid their own expenses Others were provided with funds raised by the Finnish war vet erans in America Inc Nazi Submarine Is Destroyed by Depth Charge From Trawler STAVANGER Norway depth charge from a British traw ler destroyed a German subma rine after the submarine torpe doed the Swedish freighter Pajala the freighters crew reported Sat urday on arrival here The trawler was accompanying the 6873ton Pajala to a contra band station Jan 18 when the fight occurred they said BALKAN POWERS HOLD PARLEYS Jugoslavia Rumania Turkey Greece Have Belgrade Discussions By EDWARD KENNEDY BELGRADE Jugoslavia Fearing that war may reach the Balkans by spring the four pow ers of the Balkan entente sought Saturday some makeshift storm cellar in which to pass the next few months The foreign ministers of Jugo slavia Rumania and Turkey and the premierforeign mini ster of Greece began the second day of their conference with a twohour sitting which started at 11 a m They discussed their conflicting interests which already have led to a conference decision that each country must be left free to fend for its ell This precluded any definite plan for cementing the entente into a stronger union and cost Ru mania her chance for automatic support in case the rival demands of Germany and the British French allies for oil become un bearable The conference representa tives stil hoped howcvnr to agree on some common declara tion and friendly program to improve their chances of escap ing any imminent upheaval If the springtime cnn be passed without armed conflict the Bal kans hope the outlook will brigh ten in the succeeding months V Their difficulties are due to no lack of a desire for peace on their part the present situation being that the nations of a region once traditionally called Europes tinderbox are trying desperate ly to escape involvement in west ern Europes war The conferring statesmen were reported to have decided to in crease their mutual economic contacts and to try to maintain economic relations with helli serent powers on a prewar footing From Rumanias rich territorial harvest in the World war settle ments Hungary would like to get back Transylvania while Bul garia wants the return of southern Dobruja Rumanians also are nervous over the posibility that soviet Russia might thrust into Bessar abia which was Russianowned before the war By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON e r m a n bombers raid east coast shipping British shoot clown two damage a third submarine reported d e stroyed after torpedoing freighter HELSINKI Finns count nearly 100 civilians dead in week of Russian air raids while invaders on land held in check a 1 k a n entente nations seek to strengthen neutrality but dodge definite union leg islator quits party in storm over his pointed question ing of Japans China policy HONGKONG J a p a ncse forces in Kwaiigsi re ported endangering up wards of 200000 Chinese troops YOUTH ADMITS ARSENAL THEFT Frank Dboley 15 of Rock Island Arrested by Police and FB I SPRINGFIELD 111 federal bureau of investigatior announced Saturday that Fran Dooley 13 of Rock Island hac signed a statement admitting tha lie robbed the Rock Island arsena magazinc J E Clegg acting agent ii charge of the FBI field office here said young TJooley was iirrcstcc Friday night following an invest gation by arsenal police and de partment of justice agents Clegg said the youth had relates that he had forced open a lock on the magazine with a 12 inch stee bar sometime between Jan 2 ind Jan 30 and had taken a qunn tity of fuses trench mortar shells primers and 4000 caps used ii making smoke puff discharges Clegg quoted Dooley as sayin that he had intended to sell th loot The FBI agent said the muni tions were recovered and the boy was being held by Rock Islam police pending further investiga tion Tobacco Firm Chief David Ball Is Dead MOUNT VERNON N Y David Haines Ball 70 president of the P Lorillard Tobacco com pany died of heart disease at his home Saturday He was a native of Baltimore Md Survivors in clude his widow Daisy Scott Ball and a son Lcroy of Flint Mich The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy light to mod erate snow Saturday night and in extreme east portion Sunday morning warmer in east and central portions Saturday night MINNESOTA Cloudy snow mostly light Saturday night and in extreme east portion Sunday morning warmer Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S a m Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum in Night 5 At 8 a m Saturday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum jg Slinimum 3 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO fP Weather out look for the week beginning Feb D Great lakes and upper Missis sipi periods about Tuesday or Wednesday and at end of week temperatures mostly moderate except moder ately cold about Thursday or Fri day Northern Great Plains not much precipitation indicated temperatures mostly moderate to mild except some colder about Wednesday and Thursday SNOW SEEN IN SOUTHERN IOWA Inch to Inches of Snow Is Reported on Ground at Oakland DES MOINES heavy snow blanket drifted down over the southwestern and south cen tral sections of Iowa Saturday afternoon and snowplows were kept busy clearing roads in the entire southwest section of the state The highway patrol reported snowing heavily in the south west with an inch to 22 inches of new snow on the ground at Oakland DCS Moines was blanketed with about a halfinch fall that began at noon but it was still drifting down heavily at 2 p m A moderate snowfall was re ported Mount Ayr moving in from the southeast Light to moderate snowfall was predicted for most parts of Iowa Saturday night and the new white blanket will spread over even the extreme east portion of the state by Sunday morning according to the weather bureaus forecast Sioux City already had received some snow Saturday morning and Dubuque reported a trace Friday nights low temperature was 5 degrees at Iowa Falls and Mason City following a high of 32 Friday at Charles City Sioux City and Council Bluffs reported cloudy skies Saturday morning but it was clear over head at other points Temperatures throughout the state were running slightly below normal Saturday morning FARM ECONOMY MEASUREVOTED BYLEGISLATORS Farm State Members to Attempt to Restore Loss by Senate Action WASHINGTON P That nightmare of many congressmen he fear of having to vote in this election year lor new taxes or an ncrease in the national debt lim t helped economy advocates win house approval Friday night for a drastic reduction in federal farm outlays Without a record vote the chamber passed an agriculture supply bill which would provide less than President Roosevelt proposed for activities in behalf of the farmer during the fiscal year starting July 1 The house held the measure to a total of which is 57S339231 under the total avail able for the current fiscal year It retained many of the reduc tions made by its appropriations committee despite the fact that the president had called the com mittee cuts perfectly terrible and Representative Jones D Texas had pleaded with tears in his eyes for restoration of a 000000 loan fund to help tenants become farm owners Now the bill goes to the sen ate vhere farm state mem bers will try to restore it to the size asked by Mr Roosevelt and undertake also to add at least for parity payments These would be de signed to give farmers the same purchasing power in terms of nonfarm coods that they had in i909U Last year congress appropri ated for farm ex penditures In his budget message this year telling congress how it could keep within the 545000000000 debt limit with only of nex taxes Mr Roosevelt asked a farm appropriation of 519 and congressional permission for tiic rural electrification ad ministration to borrow 000 from the reconstruction fi nance corporation The house bill in cludes the ns an out right appropriation however It was put up in that form after Representative Taber RN Y raised a legal point against the procedure suggested by the chief executive In four days of debate durin which farm bloc members charged that agriculture was being forced to bear the brunt of the economy drive the house added only 626828 to the amount recom mended by its appropriations committee These additions were 547500000 for sugar benefit pay ments which were restored aft er it was contended hat sugar procossingr taxes already had poured mure than that sum into the treasury and that to de prive the farmers of the bene fit of the taxes would be unjust 540000005 for 3126828 for dry land farming ex periment stations The farm bloc tried in vain to restore to the bill 572678212 for the disposal of surplus farm com modities and for loans to convert farm tenants into land owners The surplus disposal fund had been proposed to supplement an automatic appropriation of ap proximately 5100000000 for the same pinpose The major item left in the bill which as in previous years met no opposition was 5500000000 for payments to fanners cooperating in crop control programs The senate where the contest over the measure now shifts ad journed Friday until Tuesday so that some members might attend the democratic national commit tee meeting Monday Expectant Mother in Lung Cheerful despite ihe fact she is slricken with infantile paralysis from the neck down Mrs Grace Volkman Z4 of Clinton Minn smiles while encased in an iron lung at University hospital in Minne apolis Mrs Volkman who expects the arrival of her sccuiid child m March has been in the lung since Sept 16 Physicians said her case is unusual in that the disease attacked her after she became pregnant DENIES POLICE STRUCK WORKER Wintersets Man Jaw Broken in Brawl in Des Momes Tavern DES MOINES member of the police department struck Blythe Shade 28 of Wintcrset stone worker Chief of Police Floyd Hartzer said Saturday The chiefs statement followed an investigation into a tavern af fray Thursday night in which Shades jaw was broken At a hospital where he was taken Shade said he was hit by blackjack while dancing and that he had been told the man who hit him was a detective Chief Hartzer said Charles Cross merchant poicemm had told him that he Cross struct Shade with his fist when Shade attempted to interfere in an al tercation Cross was trying to stop Miner Is Killed in Mishap After Going to Parents Funeral CLAHK FORK Idaho Duncan MacMoulton 28 returned to work Friday in the Whitedelf mine after attending the funeral of his mother and father in New port Wash While being pulled out of the shaft the mine bucket lipped and Moulton plunged 150 death His widow a CUPID BHAYMEH Mo fees are reasonable in Davis town ship this year John Zumbrunnen veteran jus tice of the peace advertised This being leap year and my twentieth and last year in office I will sol emnize marriages free plus five cents in postage ENVOY LEAVES MOSCOW M O S C O W Emitc Naggiar French ambassador to Soviet Russia left Saturday for Paris on leave In Paris it was explained that Naggiar was in poor health mother and two survive feet to his CNpcvtunt small children LOOK INSIDE FOR OLIVER STANLEY Briton Attacks Nazi Dictators War Aims PAGE 2 Schedule Kossuth Farm Conferences STATE PAGE Mason City High Wins in Waterloo Court Go SPOKTS PAGE RED POSITIONS ARE CAPTURED Enemy Suffers Great Losses Is Report of Finnish Command HELSINKI caplur of a number of Russian strong holds northeast of Lake Ludog and smashing of Russian attack on the Karelian isthmus in whicl the enemy suffered great losses verc reported Saturday by th Finnish high command The Russians lost 200 dead and 70 prisoners the communi que said in fighting above Lake Ladoga continuance of a twoweeks old battle On the Karelian isthmus th Russian thrusts toward Viipui were marked by numerous attack icar Summar which were re pulsed in the evening the com munique said X The Finns reported the captun of 36 tanks and other booty in various engagements The communique said Hire lospitals were bombed Frida and 20 persons killed and 3 wounded in central Finland Russian air raids near the Finn sh capital kept citizens in shelter Saturday for an hour Official sources estimated n least 12 red army warplanes wcr shot down Saturday Unconfirnicci reports ndclcd sev en more Russian planes to offitir estimates Russian aircraft were unusually active Friday night over southwest1 Finland where alarms kept the populace awake over a wide area Few bombs were dropped how over and observers regarded the raids as intended to upset th c nerves of the populace and under mine Finnish morale Incendiary bombs were dropped haphazardly on blacked ou t Hanko which has been the prin cipal objective of Russian air raids since the war started because it is the easiest target north of the Soviets Estonian air bases GERMAN SHIPS BRITISH PLANES N AIR BATTLES Hard Fighting English Aviators in Reprisals for Attacks by Nazis LONDON pursuit lanes Saturday shot down at least wo and perhaps three German bombers which had resumed the lazi air forces widespread raid ng of shipping off Britains oasts One iiazi bomber was downed near a Yorkshire farmhouse af ter a battle three British firhtcrs The air ministry an nounced tliat another raider was shot down off the mouth of the river Tync It reported that a third enemy plane intercepted by British fight ers off the Northumberland coast was very seriously damaged and ater unofficial reports said it had crashed into the sea Considerable air activity was reported in the vicinity of the 1 irth of Forth between dawn and early afternoon and residents ieard machine gun fire out at sen A number of British planes tvere seen circling above the Firth at various times One of he crew of the plane downed in Yorkshire was killed Another died after he and his two survivingcomrades all wounded had been taken to a hospital A royal air force pilot was quoted as saying admiringly of this nazi piane that the landing was carried out under control al though the craft had been riddled by bullets The air ministry first reported uiat i iazi bombp intercepted off the Yorkshire had been shot down in the scL but hiter thoritative advices said in question actually driven inland au the plane had been An authorized statement said the Germans although wounded set fire to tlicir own plane An unofficial version said the plane was m flames when it came down An authorized statement de scribing part of the days aiiac tivities said A few minutes before fighters shot down a nazi raider near Whitby another RAF fighter patrol attacked two Heinkcls wliich were dropping bombs on merchant ship near the Fame islands off the Northumberland coast One of the raiders disappeared into clouds with one engine out of action Immediately the fighters at tacked tlie bombers without re turning fire raced for home climbing steeply into the shelter of the clouds But the hurricanes fighters nlreidy had poured machinegun bullets into one of the raiders A fighter Plot describing thr action said as tile enemy air craft disappeared into a cloucl I saw heavy Mack smoke and bits of metal coming from Ibc starboard engine Begin Investigation of QuarterMillion Dollar Fire in Iowa DAVENPOUT up The low state fire marshals office Satur day began an investigation of the quartermillion dollar bhize which wrecked two Davenport store buildings and carried heavy dam age into two others Friday A deputy fire marshal arrived in Davenport in response to a summons from Fire Chief Richard S Kelley who still is in a hospital as the result of burns The cause of the blac remains unknown the fire chief said Former Grange Chief Is Dead in New York FREDONIA N Y man 1 Lowell 81 muster of the National Grange from 1319 to 1923 died Saturday at his home in nearby Lamberton He served on the federal tariff commission un der President Coolidgc An eyewitness fight said of the Whitby first saw i German plane flying low over the land with three planes after it As it passed over 1 town one fighter was firing at its tail from belov anothci shootiug at it from above and n third circling in front The German plane began tn smoke and eventually it crashed about two miles from the town Another witness called this a Graf Spec battle of the air All the German planes were said to be lieinkel bombers Raiders were firt reported off the Yorkshire coast where livo Heinkels machinegunned a traw ler which later wis seen from the to be in flames One of these met its fate inland thn other was at last very seriously dam aged1 over the soa The third raider was intercepted after it had dropped six bombs at a steamer off the Tync All the bombs fell wide The plane dis appeared in the clouds but a little later an explosion was heard This was believed to be the accompani ment of its crashing No air raid alarm was sounded in the Yorkshire town where residents stood in the streets walchingthe battle be twccn the Ilcinkcl and three British plans Later a witness said he went ir the scene of the crash and saw huge German plane with black crosses and swastika markings lying in a field near n Moorland cottage and riddled with bullets   

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