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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1940, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME oes a A OF IOWA UOINES VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 1940 EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 49 GREEK ARMY OCCUPIES PORTO EDDA NAZI WAT BRITISH ARMED CRUISER CLASH English Declare German Ship Fled After Fight in South Atlantic By THE ASSOCIATED TKESS LONDON A fierce longrange encounter between a German Q disguised raider and the British armed merchant Cruiser Carnarvon Castle in which the British ship suffered slight dam age and the German was said to Jiave fled was reported Friday by the admiralty It was learned authoritatively the battle occurred in the south Atlantic approximately 700 miles northeast of Montevideo Uruguay where three British cruisers drove the German pocket battleship Ad miral Graf Spec to selfdestruc tion last December This would be well within the American neutrality zone The admiralty said only that the battle took place somewhere in the south Atlantic H acknowl edged some casualties aboard the Carnarvon Castle 22122 tons It left open the question of dam age to the opponent a fast and heavily armed German raider dis guised as a merchantship U is not yet know what dam age was inflicted on the enemy raider and she was last reported to be steaming north at high speed away from the scene of action the communique said The British themselves devel oped fie Qboat in the World where the name was given to mys tery ships masked as innocent tramp steamers They were one of greatest weapons against Privations Bombings Put Strain on Civilian Morale death and des year from tomorrow It deuencls boon A A that a British auxiliary cruiser had been severely damaged in an engagement in the south At lantic with a German auxiliary cruiser It was the second engagement British and German ves sels within the western hemi sphere neutrality belt since the Graf Spec battle On July 29 the 22209 ton British merchant cruiser Alcantara fought it out with a German merchant raider near Ihc Brazilian island of Trinidad far ther to the northeast of Thurs days battle The Alcantara put to sea again after having her dam age repaired at Rio De Janeiro STEWARDESS ON AIRLINER DIES Toil in Crash Near Chicagos Municipal Airport Raised to 9 CHICAGO The toll of dead in the crash oC a United Air Lines plane was raised to nine Friday with the death of the ships prelly stewardess Miss Florence ji Little 23 Miss Little H Chicagoan died in the early morning hours at Holy Cross hospital She had suffered a skull fracture and other inter nal injuries The two other mem bers of the crew Capt Philip C Scott 34 the pilot and CoPilot George S Young 30 were killed instantly in the accident which occurred Wednesday evening near tlic Chicago municipal airport Seven passengers two of whom were reported still in a critical condition were injured The crash of the huge 2Ipas sengcr mainlmer brought a de mand for reestablishment of She air safety board ws Analyst More more the civilian pop ulations of the principal belliger ents are being forced to bear the burden of the European conflict on their bowed backs Not only must they endure harsh privations and truction of of the most terrible of wars experiences So great is the strain imposed on civilian morale that to my mind its cracking in one or more of the warring nations is increas ingly possible It might come tomorrow or Curious Work of a Bomb from tomorrow It depends on how much can be endured by ragged nerves If and when it does come how ever it will mark wars end provided all the allies of either side collapse simultaneously It seems to me that this is the man ncr in which peace is most likely to the inability ot some one of the civilian popula tions to endure more punishment This may not mean a revolu tion It may be that the people simply will be either unable 01 unwilling to follow their govern ment further Thus far the civilians of Britain have suffered far more than those A bomb did this job on a London home reaving part of the IOD floor as a bridge The British caption said the family which lived here had Kone out for an evening visit the first time this autumn and returner to find this Deanna Durbin 19 Reveals Plans to Be Wed in Summer Musical Star Will Be Married to Movie Producer Vaughn Paul HOLLYWOOD Read no more this if you want to con tinue feeling young Deanna Durbin takes a husband next summer Only a few months ago she was the center oE a controversy on the Universal Pictures lot Pro ducers argued whether to permit her first screen romance to cul minate in a kiss Two days aeo she celebrated her Ifllh birthday and lcr pro duction crew which has worked with her for four years gave her a surprise party complete with birthday cake and candles Friday these men hardly could believe that their little girl was engaged to Vaughn Paul 25 year old producer Her parents Mr and Mrs James Durbin announced their engagement The marriage will be next summer DEANNA DURBIX FRAGILE PIGS NEW YORK The Colum FLORENCE 51 UTTIb Victim Uir from Winnipeg Canada in 1936 a roundcheeked child whose singing voice had touched the heart of Comedian Eddie Cantor She sang a few songs in a minor picture Three Smart Girls and was a hit Two years later she starred in Mad About and was a bigger hit Universal real ized enough off that picture to avoid bankruptcy In her first picture she met an assistant director She thought he wax nice because unlike the rest of the compaany he didnt treat her like a child At 21 he was only five years her senior He was Vaughn Paul Paul worked on each of her eight pictures and now is an as sociate producer in charge of her ninth production Miss Durbin earns one of the highest salaries in lie business With bonuses her income is around SoOOO a week and Uni versal is reaping the harvest w h i c h MctroGoldwynMayer overlooked MGM once hart her under contract Itouzht she lacked linx office appeal and fired her l ne announcer v say Friday hot pigs arc so under nourished in Germanoccupied Denmark their bones fragile and many break their legs on the way to market of Germany and Italy There have been thousands s ot civilian casualties countless homes can take it With Britains three leftist members who urged that Britain seek peace immedi ately Apparently the Britons still rowing strength the German people ilso have had to stand the bombing along with other hardships Their trial has been hard Still we have heard no complaints They arc standing by their leadership And now at long last the Italian public enters Hie lists as misfortune overtakes them in the Grecian adventure and the Brit ish inaugurate their major offen sive against Signer Mussolini True Italy previously had been subjected to rigid food rationing However up to recently Italys Predict Fair Weather for Iowa Weekend DES MOIKES The weath er bureau Friday promised Iowa a fair weekend but predicted thai temperatures Saturday would be somewhat colder The bureau predicted s maxi mum here Friday of 55 degrees but added that a maximum al least 20 degrees cooler could be expect ed Saturday Temperatures Friciav averaged about normal Thursdays highest reading was degrees nt Omaha with Charles BALANCE SHEET GIVEN U S ON BRITISH FUNDS Phillips Says Policy Questions Not Taken Up With Morgenthau WASHINGTON Fred degrees above j cridc Phillips undersecretary of the British treasury said Friday City and Thursday grees Masnn City nights low reportm of 24 de Skies were clear over the entire state Friday morning but no pre cipitation reported LVH ui i urmer U S Protests Nazi vm Embassy Receptionist V I C H Y France W The United States embassy re liorlcd Friday night to have pro tested against German detention of i former embassy receptionist Mrs Elizabeth Dcegan on what were unofficially described as charges that she iiidcd British of ficers to escape from occupied France The is nt its protest with ihe German embassy as soon as it learned that she been arrest ed several days ago informed quarter said Friday night but she still is being held for questioning by German military authorities after a conference with Secretary MoTeerilliau lhat he giving the United States a balance sheet on the state ot our resources and the cost of supplies in the United fine old cities as a whole havent have been destroyed And yet only Thursday parliament rejected by vote of 341 to 4 a motion bv KnoVvn Ule errors of bombing rep IpfHct The civilian nonulnttoM tiac civilian population has en dured privation but little terror and death and destruction Now for the first time the British are able to reach all Italy from Crete and other Greek air bases and the bombing fs becoming more frequent and widespread Thus the stamina of the Italian public is just beginning to be tried by lire We still have lo learn whether there is any truth to Italian Chief of ARGIROCASTRO Staff Badoglio rji i rypcnrn Resigns Position AT ANY MINUTE enemy claims that the people are sick over the fascist reverses in Greece and Albania that they find great hardship in the ration ing of already frugal meals that they never did want the war and that they have no use for Hitler Hi I lei i HOME The resignation of 11 t t Marshal Pielro Badoglio as chief ot the Italian general stalf was announced officially1 Fridav He was replaced by General Ugo Cavallero veteran of three Italian wars and until recently The British representative con ferred with the treasury depart ment chief for more than an hour Sir Frederick said how Blorjrenthau and vre didnt dts cuss any questions of He indicated there were many Questions yet to be discussed and that he preparing several The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday iiighl and Saturday Somewhat colder Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair in south Partly cloudy lo cloudy in north Friday night and Sat urday Colder Saturday ami in extreme northwest Friday nighl IN MASON CITY i GlobeGazette weather stalls tics 1 Maximum Thursday 35 Minimum Thursday night 24 At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum ri Minimum 34 Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for the period from p m Dec 6 to p m Dec 11 Upper Mississippi perature will average above nor studies over the weekend before reluming to talk to Morgenthau again on Monday Before entering the treasury Sir Frederick told newsmen who asked about loans that he was not up tn Hint stage now He said afterwards he had not been asked yet to tulle with any administrative or legislative lead ers of the government besides the treasury Asked about suggestions that the British might sell some of their West Indian islands to the United States to get more cash for war purchases Sir Frederick said promptly Thats outside of my scope I matters denl only in financial The Fhillitis visit was the climax Friday of a controversy stirred up a few weeks ago UDim the return to the United Stales of Lord Lothian British am bassador when Lothian saiil llial Britain was ncaringthe end of is financial resources for purchases in this country ami iniilit soon nrcrt financial as well as material hcln More Speed Needed for CheerJEiind ritEVrOfSLT HEPORTED i Klin Club From a rirntiiiiDrrxliT AnxiJUry Iake Clilh MrsTom Fallum NC1V TOTAL 1AVAYS beginning in the commander of Hie Italian forces in east Africa Badoglios resignation coin cided with reports from Athens of new Greek successes against Italian forces on the Albanian buttlefront The Creeks claimed addi tional advances on allsccluis and reported that retreating Italian troops had put the toich to their southern Albanian bases of Porto Edda and Argirocastro to prevent capture of war sup plies they could no lake wilh v During ihe Greek campaign Badoglius iiBinc rarely has been mentioned although he was second only to Mussolini in the high com mand Uobcrli Fariniiccl facist lead er criticized him however in the newspaper Regime Fascista on Nov 23 declaring victory in Greece was certain despite improvidence and unlimclincss on the part of the head of the general Badoglin Italys most famed soldier sometimes called the had been chief of the general staff for 15 years As such he had supreme roni inaml of all three branches of the nations fisrlitinff forces A communique announcing the resignation eavc no reason say ing only that it was on his own request f Cavallero who js 60ijtearsold nine years younger than first fought in the Libyan war of and won the bronze medal for military valor At the beginning of the World war he served ns an aide to the army chief ot staff md later was named chief of operations in the this annual Many Supplies Left by Fleeing Italians Are Taken Greeks Push On ATHENS official an nouncement said Friday Greek troops had occupied Porto Kdda one of the Italian armys main basrs in southern Albania The fall of Argirocastro another important Italian military base 15 miles northeast of Porto Edda was expected at any moment the Greek high command said Greek troops also were rc norlcd advancing rapidly west ward from Ircmet on the cen tral Albanian front where Ihr mountain pass south of Klisoura was said to he under the fire of their artillery Kilsoiira is about 10 miles west of Premet Heports from the front previ ously had said that both Porto Edda and Argirocastro w ere aflame and Greek leaders ex pressed belief retreating Italian troops had set firc to equipment and supplies to keep hem from falling into the hands of the Greek army Reports from Porto Kdda said the Greeks entered the town early Friday morning after the Italians cleared out hurriedly leaving be hind virtually all their vast war material assembled there They placed the torch to what supplies they could before leav ing however the Greeks said The Greeks found iii the har bor an Italian destroyer they declared had f been sank list Wednesdayb BrHiih bomSflir planes shortly after it arrived o fake out fascist staff officers high command In was credited with playin s office he the goings a slow And this y c a r is proving no ex ception T h addition repre sented in ihe list above is S2Q There remain only about 15 giving days Obviously then this rate will have to be accelerated very greatly if by Dec U4 he fund reaches the 51500 goal established as this years need by Miss Doris Bruce and her asso ciates of the Social Welfare league It will be noted that organiza adventure in the Jiortant part in reorganizing Ital Christmas spirit nan defenses on the Piave after the Caporctto disaster and direct ing the campaign which led to the final Italian victory ai Vittorio Vcneto Cavalluro retired from active service after representing Italy for two years on Hie inlerallicci military commission at Ver sailles In 1825 Premier Musso lini named him undersecretary of war He occupied this post three years carryingout exten sive reorganization of tlic army He was made a senator in and was named commander ot Italian forces in East Africa in 1937 but recently had not been on rhc rddi Italian position in Porto boaimc untenable the active duly ADEL IOWAV is KILlED i John Harsh Before the discussions at i Ircniiry began Senator Nye the N Dak announcer that he and a group of colleagues were ready to battle to the bitter end against any attempt to extend financial aid to the British Credit Nazi Sub With Sinking Four Ships BERLIN high com nnl Hnrinn V maud Friday credited a nazi sub ornrfl i iT mavinc wit sillkinS cinTion hm merchantmen 300 tons 11IC were pimupdy about Monday andUunk in convoy a communique sard EGGS BKKVK BOSTON YI Egon Bcrlinicr i had 60 dozen eggs in the back of his automobile as he drove on ol n driveway Down the hill came a truck Guess whal Not a single egg was broken LOOK INSIDE FOR SWPPMMYS Waterloo Is Gutted in Fire Seven Store Tenants Among Those Listing Damage From Flames iion giving has got under way Three ot the five gifts listed are from groups And incidentally the contribution from Ihe Lnlce Town ship Oweso club ns well as from other rural winch I Adcl plasterer was killed when each year help the Christmas his car icd n curve on a road Cheer ruiul go over the top is esG miles south of hrrc pecially appreciated Clearly these V contributions are prompted by generous impulse rather than by any consideration of compulsion Already the investment of the 1940 receipts has got unuer way The first allocation from it has gone for the purchase of Slo worth of candy to be used Iy the Borty and Eight in its Christ mas distribution The service mens organization was one of the first donors to the Christmas Cheer Fund thus reflecting liie cooperation which prevails be tween the two agencies The Clarence Mcllang drawing at the top of this column tells its own story Ssnta Clans needs an extension of the ladder which now reaches up only to the Sl2160 If hes to get down foi his usually effective work at Chrisl 1 mis time the ladder must be built i to Ihc SISOO mark i And thai of coinr is up lo j you nntl You and YOUT Rush your or small WATERLOO patrons of the Hawkeyc hotel escaped safely early Friday when fire gutted the building W W Gallup owner of the twostory brick building 100 by 100 feet estimated loss to himself am seven store tenants at S35000 The blaze discovered at a m started in the basement or Tire wall of the Bell Telephone companys office building adjoining Flames licked j against the rear wall of the Para mount theater separated by m alley Mason City Iowa lines and traffic on several other streets was rerouted Copy and type of a recording of all city ordinances just completed were destroyed in the printing plant One proof copy had bcei Claims Dog in Locked Car Handed Her Keys rentof the Scrvic 1rinting com pany or the Gruhn Leather Good store It spread into the Howlaur Candy company and then broke into the hotel portion of the buiid inj The roof fell in at ilothm slnn There was some damage lo the t Tobacco company COLUMBUS Ohio C P Barnrcut of Columbus says this really happened Greeks explained when their forces captured the nearby towns of Lykmsi and Vyroni The main battle in the southern sector mernwhilc appeared de veloping in the vicinity of Kli soura road junction north of The Greek high command in a terse communique declared its armies were moving forward along the entire 300mile front in Al bania extending from the Adri atic sea lo the Jugoslav border Gains of great strategic im portance were claimed by the Greeks on the central fronl where their troops were said to mtiliiiiff westward from Ireiiict toward Tepclini 3D miles inside Albania This advance threatened to cut the hue of retreat for Italian forces reported falling back from Argirocastro which is situated nboul 15 miles southwest of Premet Greek columns were said to bo driving on Arsirocuslro from both south incl cast The Greek spokesman said ro lortifrom the front indicated a persistent Italian retreat from forto Kdda on the Adriatic coast some 15 mile southwest of Argt rocaslro The Greeks estimated they nl reaciy had seized more than S8 i 000000 worth of equipment aban doned by tlic retreating Italian More than TiOO machineguns were said lo be among the loot Hear Reports of Argirocastro Fall BITOLI JuRoslavia Dis patches reachinc the Jugoslav border said Greek troop occupied Albania about noon Friday ifter bloody fighting and took more than 1000 prisoners A number of heavy cannon i machine Kims and oilier war ins 1 icrial were reported captured bv i the Greeks ns they swept into thai former base of the Italians in southeastern Albania The report that Argirocasiro was occupied has not been con i firmed officially or unofficially in Atliciif or Ftomc OSCAK STRAUS Is in U S Because Suner Liked Waltzes PAGE 2 Lsl Relumi partly opened ventilator windo 14th Judicial Group Meets at Emmetsburg PACK 3 Champ Mohawks Open Basketball Campaign x SPOUTS PAGK Cancel Exams Because of Influenza Epidemic PASADENA Cal MVInriu ciuas not M bad Because 500 of j Pasadena junior colleges 6 000 students have fallen victim to the the administrative council has canceled prcChristmas BOONK BA DIES I5OOXE services for B P Hon 73 Boonc banker j philanthropic who died c Thursday will be held Sunday at Trimly Lutheran church   

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