Wednesday, November 13, 1940

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fl HIST WEM OtPf OF COUP DES MQlNES U HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWAfIS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY tTHI BRIGHT JPOT VOL XLVll ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FUJJ LEASEB WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 131940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTIpN ONE NO 29 R A F HAMMERS ITALIAN FLEET WRECKS 2 FASCIST BATTLESHIPS ff if V Third Fascist Battleship Is Reported Seriously Dajmaged nnm waw in British win rcjD cARivrAnc nf Dnum COLD WAVE TO TIGHTEN GRIP 15 BELOW SEEN AllTime Low Mark lor MidNovember Set at Des Moines DBS MOINES bmeau predicted that the record breaking cold wave would tight en its grip on Iowa Wednesday night with 15 below tempeiaturcs a possibility for the noi thwostei n part ot the state The somber forecast followed a minimum readine of three degrees above zero in Des Moines early Tuesday to crack the all time low record for mid November temperatures The previous low for Nov 12 was 6 above set in 1819 I The buieau also advised pers to piotect consignments goods against possible 10 below and British Win Biggest Sea Fight of War By J W T MASON United Press War Expert Crippling of at least onctliiid of Italyb fust line battle fleet with damage lo other fascist war vessels at Taranlo by British bombers must rank as the most Important naval success of Eui lopes war The Britfeh victory is a direct result of Italys invasion of Greece which allows Great Britain fpi jthe first time the use of offensive bases within easy striking lange of Italian ports The serious reduction of It alian coupled with the added strategic value at the new British naval stations at Crete now gives Great Britain overwhelming predominance in the Far reaching results are certain to accrue to Britains advantage in addition IQ added forBritish transports passing through the Mediterranean Detachments fiom the Medi terranean fleet can now be tlie if the London admiialty desires for running down armored Ger man raiders in the Atlantic Too The Taranto victory is the Wars Iiiit maoi success of auplanes ovei heavily aimoied naval ves sels it shows that warshipsat anchor are vulnerable lo large leadings in northeast Iowa 5 below temperatures m southern half of the state Heports Wednesday averaged about SO degrees beovv normal greater protection can be given the weatherman said supply shies approaching British if I coastal waters and it is possible Sioux reported minimum blockade of 6 degrees below zero over Spanish Atlantic coast riiay be night Hed Oak had a 5 below tightened minimum and Mount Ayr 1 lovvTtWas 6above inDes Moines at 9 a m Wednesday Only glinuner of hope for re lief from winters first severe prevue was the bureaus expec tation that tlie weather would not be quite so cold in the west portion of the state Thurs day afternoon The Iowa ported roads Wednesday periness in lantic and Council Bluffs areas I and within cities and towns j The patrol gave the n early morning temperature averJ DeEcoinc confusea ages of Sioux FEAR SABOTAGE IS ENDANGERING DEFENSEOFUS 10 Actifof Sabotage in Recent Blasts Charged by Dies By UNITED PRESS The fcdeial bureau of investi gation to meet the tin eat of sabotage against Uic national defense piogiam inter v cncd Wednesday in the investi gations of explosions accidenls and fires inpublic and private euteiputes Ihat have caused estimated damage of 000000 in the lastweek The acls of sabotage in con nection with recent explosions in plants working on national defense orders charged by Representative St a r 11 n Dies chairman of the congressional committee investigating sub versive activities He did not disclose where the sabotageoc curred but said lie wouldask congress to appropriate 85000 000 to continue his committees investigations in an effort to stop Oils menace to national de fcnsel Representative 7 P a i n c 11 rfclurcd above is the 35000 ton Littorio Italian battleship uhich may have been a victim ot the ferocious R A F bombing attack at Taranto The attack was admitted by Komc DN a member of Ihe committee said that three explosions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey yesterday can liaid ly be placed in the catogoiy oft Report Bremen Is Sunk SAN FRANCISCO li e bombs aimed cffcctuely if the coincidence and warned that attacking planes die allowed tq otliei distucU might be expected leach their taigelb The British success however the vital necessity of protecting naval bases with defense planes capable of driving off attacking City a below vicinity of Storm Lake zero above i sbove Omaha 3 above above Slues were clear over Jhe eulne state Wednesday A tiace of pre cipitation was lepoited at Simultaneously with announce merit the British success in the Mediterranean comes the official British report of the attack in midAtlantic by the merchantman Jervis Bay against an armored German raider allow ing 29 British ships out of a total cofwoy of 38 to escape The cour age of theJems Bay not pro tected by ajmoii but engaging a until the federal gets bardboiled government Gcirnan liner Bicmcn queen ot the reichs merchant inaiine which dashed to freedom fvom New at the outbiedk of the wai the bottom of the Kattegat four miles off tlie cciist of northern Dcnmaik atcoiding to vepoits ic ccived here Wednesday The editors of llic Danish NcwesiaHnewspaper Bicn re potted icceipt if a telegram stating the Bremen apparently was sunk by a British torpedo A letterto a member of the Scandinavian colony written by relatives in Denmark lidded de tails The letter said excursion City The states high was 24 at Davcnpoit Tuesday fifihtin Hull Says Must1 Decide on Hearings of Germanys Agents WASHINGTON of State Coidell Hull has advised Chairman Martin Dies ot the house committee investigating un American activities that he must decide for himself whether to hold public hearings on the achvjties of German consular agents m tins closed Wednesday at lose i ange until bhe sank in j flaines the moiale ol iish afamen is villy the equal of British aviators I U X f If The safe aurval in Biitioh povts of 80 per cent of the convoy dis ipioves the German claim ot last week that the entire convoy had been destroyed There it evciy ieason to accept the British vei tion talher than the German Not only do theBritish details seem convincing but also past experi ence hah shown that though the British admiralty sometimes con We need a in oui government so thatthcre willbe no moie coddling of subversive gioups or activities he sjid The federal government should co operate with theemploycissothat they can get tough about whom they lure and fire The thrcc powder plant ex plosions occurred within an hour of each other Tuesday An explosion destroyefl a SlOOOdT barrel oil storage tank in Can ton Ohio Tuesday night Cause of a 5300000 fire at the muni cipal auditoriumnational guard armory in Atlanta was unex plained Emery dust was fount io machinery at the Todd Se altle drydock in Seattle Where two vessels are being converted into transports for the navv In south San Francisco a Riant crane collapsed in the ship TrJcnrifirFvA7PnRrrlv building yards of the Western laenuiy frOZCn DOdy Pipe and Steel company uheic oceangoing freighters are being built for the United States maritime commission The top pling crane killed two men and injured Fourteen persons wcie Killed tups to the ship aie available to the public for the equivalent of 25 cents and thathundreds tide out to bee the superstructure piercing up from the sea The letter added that swimming had been abandoned in the Ore sund between Denmark and Swe etenat the lower end of the Katte gat because hundreds of bodies die floating in the sound This tended lo lend cicdehtc tu icpotU that the Bremenhud been suuli 15000 tioop iboiicl f I Of in CARROLL Coi onei A froieii and at least 26 were injured in the powder plant fx Killed m and men ucie t ith that of N James Conway about 55 of St CHAMBERLAIN CREMATED LONDON e body of Neville Chamberlain foi mcv pume minister who died Satuiday was cremated Wednesdayat Gold eis Green moituary in Noilh Lon don There was no ccieinony a blast at the United i Signal corporation in Woodbndgc N J A blalc mspecj would not tciletale any such detor sai Into definitely sabn cepltons Virginio Gaxla Ita1s unof ficial spokesman nesdav stale1 that the decisive war against Englands empire is essentially naval This asser tion is absolutely true but it Joseph Mo was found in a stalled near here Tuesday The coroner said that Conway appar entlycrawled into the cab ofthe truck dining the toi m and fell 64 Heroes of British Fight Reach Canada Seamen Took Part in Nazi Raider in Atlantic BULLETIN LONDONV admlral Iv said Wednesday that six more merchant sliips from a convoy of 38 vessels attacked by a German raider in midAt lantic had arrived in port and that only three were still miss in e Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AN EASTERN CANADIAN seamen most of them wounded were Canadas heroes ex hausted of the armed merchant ciuisei Bay vvluch saved at ship of A convoy of 38 befovcb sinking guns still xoarmg in d midAtlantie battle with a powerful German raider They were brought into port late Tuesday by a Swedish freighter one of the convoy whose captain Svcn Olander went back after dark the night of Nov 5 because they did so vi ell Cor us that I did not like to leave The identity uj the I tighter and the nunibet of missingucw bors 06 the 18yearold H164ton hnei cunv cited into lightlyaimed convoy guaidihip wcio kept a rmhUiy setict Also the identity of Ihc i aider un known but some of he suivlvoi thought possibly she was a 10000 pocket battleship the Admiial Scheei or the lAietzow Suivjvors ol the which the world had its fust inkling last week when distiess calls crackled Molotov Hitler in Parley By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS PremicrFoi eign Commissar Vyacheslaff Mo lotov lield a fouihour conteicnc Wednesday Adolf thqiv second and informe sources said that much of this tim devoted to negotiatiurii The nature1 of these ricgolia tions was not disclosed The dicubsioii ha been described bioacily as aime at developing a longiangf pio gtam of collaboiatiqn Balance of Power n Mediterranean Changes as Result Victory Will Release Powerful Units of British Armada to Join in Hunt for Phantom Nazi Surface Raider BULLETIN CAIRO Royal Air Force communique Wed nesday said that British bombers afjain raided the bis Italian port of Durazzo in Albania on Tuesday and started huge fires Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains royal navy has struck a crippling blow at Uic Italian tleet the London admiralty repqrted Wednesday seriously damaging two fascist battleships and probably a third as well as two cruisers snuggling behind their shore defenses at the Tavaijto naval base In addition tvp auxiliary warships there were reported lying with their sterns under water Prime Minister Winston Churchill told u cheering house of commons that the result of the action decisively affects the balance of power in the Mediterranean London naval experts said the victory would releaae powerful units of the British Mediterranean armada to join in a world wide hunt for Joachim Foieigu M i n i b t e i von Ribbentrop and ReichsmJisjl Herman Goenng vveic among Hie Geiman dignitai ies present Molotov spent the morning in confeiencci with Goering and Deputy NJO Paity Leader Rudolf Hess Wednesday night the Russian statesman and his staff will be hosts to the nazi leaders at a baji quiet rclutmng the honois ac roided to them Tuesday night by phantom German surface raider possibly the 10000 ton pocket battleship Admiral Schecr or the L u e t o which attacked a convoy in midAtlantic Nov 11 Still another British naval vic tory at the expense of Italy was reported by the London admiralty latei in Uie day The admuolty said BiitMi wai ships fink m Italian supply ship set two others atlime damaged mothei and blJsled an lUilian destiayer in in attack off Valonii Albania Mon dy nighl With hcrgrovviiiff command of the seas the British noverhment also announced the extension of its blockade to three sides of Africa including Syria French West Africa Liberia Portu cuesc Guiana Madagascar and Re runiott Island London naval circles said the attack on Taianto made by planes carrying aenal toipedoes which aie launched by dive bombing Oidinary bombfc it was srud would have been ineffective against tlie heavilyarmoicd Ital bi must have been written before TIT 1 Signer Gaycla had heard of the I ClOT CiV Taranto engagement and the Jlit VV the Jervis Bas saved the FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday not quite so cold west portion Thursday after noon MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday iiieht and Thurs day except occasional light s n o vv northeast Wednesday night not quite so cold extreme southwest Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobcGnzcm weather slalistics Wednesday Maximum Tuesday H Minimum in Night 2 liclovv At 8 a m Wednesday U Snowfall Trace British convoy t H is unloituruttq or Geimany t that the two incidents ot sen so favorable to Great Britain loi tgcthei with Signer Gayda s con fession come at ihc moment when j Commissar Molotov is in Berlini He cannot fail to vv eigh the new facto against ajai as Durances arc givenhim concern 1 ins the future outcome of the war The Russians have shownreaJ 1 ism and strict imperionahty m An FBI agent vvas bent fhcic as an obbeuei illnougn the plant WHS nol vvoikmg on government coiitracts Three nien were killed at the Allentovvn Pa plant of Hie Trojan Powder companywork ing on contracts totaling S200 000 for the army ami navv The FBI recently made a plant sur vey of the Trojan company to determine Its protective facili Gabby Hartnett Fired by Cubs thc iitivusnti ritilc dinner ian battleships Taranto dcscrl6cil Offiuil iiitlcs vvcir ulcnl on main sea base lies ai llic the subjects cliscused hut in of the Italian boot foi mod soui it was oe1 The admiully said Ihe auu hev rd the ioiireicnieh vcie aimed thnuxina inoolli atdcvctotJing a longuiige pio ginn of Ge mailRussian iitioii Intoimants declaied both Gcihian and Hussian bpeakcii at tlie dinner given Mototov night cniphasued the friendly na ture of relations between tlie Ivvo nations cials said first report indicated jhcre vvas no evidence of sabo tagc Tin EC men wcie Utllcd at the Burton powder works of the American Cyanamici corpoiotion at Kdlnbmg Pa This plant ha4j no govermnent contracts but an FBI agent vvus sent to Edinburg observer nt thelocal the various developments I to ncf as of the wai It it no to be up investigation posed they will neglect to take Tlie thtcc plant crious note of diesiid d en1 plofions ocouiied tvo monlh o ttrcnglhening of British tlie day iiftcr imysterinivs cx power mcl tbc difficulty olosion Uillejd l pcioji it llc of recunciliiiu German of Kenvil J plant nfthe out ovei the how the Jcuib Bay headed without hesitation into the hopeless fifilil laid a smoke suocti undci which Ihc convoy scatlcicd and ploucd flhiongli d sloim tjl shells sltaiglit Umbci i toi tlie laidci until she vvas unkfmpl1 by the latteiV povvci A CUIUHI cmvd The avenue leadingfrom the Bellevue palace vUiere Molotov is staying to the chancellery vsas guarded closely bv police as the Russian statesman was escorted to his second day of conferences uilh officials An unusual Eight to Bcilmci in which the BuUsh Mcditeirancaii fleet Iiai sought lo engage Rome Admits RAF Raids on Bases ROME planes at tacked three big Italian naval bases at Brtndtsi Bar and Tar anto the Italian high command reported striking their tavgclt the inform ants said Amid this icporled naval suc cess apuareutly pliiicfimg tainscommand of the Medilci raneun waters which Italians tali mare raihlaiy quartet announced an other triuinphpii land inllic fierce struggle in Egypt These sourcessaid British In dian and wfiltc troops liail cap tured lost and then recaptured the slratcgic fort town of Galla bat on the AngloEgyplian Sudan frontier in a fourday cfasli in which the Italians suf fered heavily Reports reaching Lbiidoti from Ihe 17 day old GieeRItalian wai tvont said Uje Haliant weie slill retreating from Korilza 10 miles inside Albania abandoning equip ment as they fled While Ihese repoils wwc cabled from London Ihc empire capital twice underwent airraid alarms fiorn axis vvarplanes which loated across the channel m great vvav es and spread out over Ihe English midlands nnd Wales Thcie mutt hiivo been Iiuu dicds of Ihein obsciTCis said Tht daylight raiders followed up a nightlong scries of attacks Invvhlch a heavy German bomb vvicckcel x crowded London movie Ihcalcr killing many anil buryliig others under the debris A station in aaiaid and tvvn Dlliei movie wcie alio hil About a thousand Lulidoneis silting in one of the theatcis nai lowly escaped death a bomb imaijhcd thiougli the loot of Uio oichestia pit and exploded below the flooilevet fjont of the Capt E S It Fegcn remained iji command with one arm al most shot away even though the fore parl of the bridge was blown Jrom under him He went dovv n w ith the blazing ship A Bntish admiralty communique England ci edited the saving of threelouvthb of the convoy VAhich the German i It a sunny evening repoited completely destroyed i we nicked up the German ship laigely to the gallant ampn 011 the poit sitlr it 450 oclock t i Royal nuy plane flyina iiom j undisclosed Jjasci Iuuirci out the i asbault on the night of Nov 1112 Ritiki and the freighter Couiish i the admualty said City distiess calls wcic A Bntish admiiattv htard in the United States the1 lught the attaik is the Lnnvoy as steaming fium Canada to banian fiontrei commuin believed of the Jeivis Bay vaiti one of the officer v SUl V IV Ol S II said lhat despite gicatly ini She vias fcrlor armament the Jervis Bay dont Lnnu Britain by convoy ings with the actual fact Powde Ml r cunipiny on CHICAGO Thil K Wriglcy of the Chicago Cubs announced Wednesdaythat the rniilraot of Manager Leo Gab liy Ilartncll willnot be if nevvctlwhen it expires Dec SI to engage the rn aftei ihe had been severely hit and way buinmg funously and exploded alter a twohour fight Twentyfour ships In the con voy Were reported lo have reached ports five others were reported safe and llic admiralty added it Is possible that some of the sliips still missing may be safe the vcscls rcpurlcd nl icadj m yoi I the Inici Han long of 1 the othci fust Siic opened fnc fiiat nigh She closed togct Into range and we closed loo leaving the j convoy We got between the pttcmy ship and the convoy and dropped smoke floats lo screen thr merchant ships from the j raider Captain Olander ol Ihc rescue freighter said the tight that fol lowed vvas glorious and added in hailing English never foi gel it In Home Viigmo Gayda editor who freqaentiy acls as Pie niici Musaolims mouthpiece brfid Gelmany and Ilaly had dc Itahan fleet in open battle piobcidcd U pool their Mibmaniie left only onehall u thcifoiccs for a concentialcd new at fascist navys six capital ttckxon shipping in the blill effective Noitfi Atlantic With besieged Britain out at home and in the MedUvr lanean fiicl the Italian uniy by the decks on the Al niaily obsciveis y was seeking Ruvsian support or at least ap pioval for axis ambitions m Ihc Balkans and neai East Turkcj anxiously believing her proBritish status was one of the main topics in the Berlin round table In the GreekItalian warthr Greek high command lepoited an incieasing number of piMsonci1 sli earning bitlc Io GieeK irom theEpirus fiont on It alian right Wing and Italian forcci were said to have been driven back into Albania all along the flout except foi one thallov sal icnt It reported also that alullcoin jfcnv of Albanian troops had sur rendered to tlic Greeks Bomb hits caused such aboard two of the battleships they had to run ashore pic vent sinking One of llicst be longing to the 23622 ton Contc Uc Cavour class was under from her slcrn up In cluding the after turrel Anothci battlehip of llic 35 000ton Littorio class vva oadlv forccabllc under water and a hcjvy list to staihoard Tlanes cailying aeiial made Ihe attack it uas icpoitccl in naval ciixlr It Is impossible Ihcsp sonrcds said that bombs couli have clone enough damage to a heavily armnrcd battleship of the Tiltorio class to force her forceastlcv under water Aerial t o r p o d o c s must be launched by riivcbombmj if they aip lo have a reasonable clianco liHANDEIS IS WASHINGTON Vi Loui ictirotj jiisliie of 1 Ihc uprcinp court way 84 Wcdnesdiiv