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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             Ml is NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOX H I ST MEU 4 JSf r DtPT Of IOWA COUP DES URINES U HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII SOCIAIED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED MVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 3 1941 Tins PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO IRISH PROTEST NAZI BOMB ATTACKS 2 HOUSES ARE DESTROYED 20 PERSONS HURT De Valera Calls Cabinet to Secret Session as Bombs Are Identified DUBLIN government of neutral Ireland Eire Friday ordered its charge daffaires in Berlin to make an energetic pro test to the German government over a series of bombing attacks in the past two days on the Dub lin region Cresco Man Admits Slaying Says Wife Attacked Him 1NDABLANK F R Will Send Hopkins to London as Personal Envoy Announces Steps Being Taken to Build 200 Merchant Vessels Shortly after noon Friday Irish soldiers opened machine gun and rifle fire on what they took for a hostile plane over this capital after it had dropped flares on famous Glesnevin cemetery At the time the flares were believed to be incendiary bombs This evening the government information bureau dccsribed the craft as a civil plane flying from England to Dublin which had wandered off its course It remained unexplained why in broad daylight the plane found it necessary to drop flares The incident occurred shortly after noon At that time Prime Minister Eamon de Valera was meetin with his cabinet in a secret ses sion which informed quarters de clared dealt with the recent bombings It was rumored that the strong feeling over the latest a bomb which blasted tivo houses on Dublins Donore avenue before dawn lead the goverament to follow up its protestto the German WASHINGTON Roosevelt disclosed Friday that he was sending Harry L Hopkins former secretary of commerce to England shortly to be his personal representative until a new ambas sador is selected The president told reporters that he expected to send to the senate next week the nomination j of an ambassador to succeed Jos eph P Kennedy who has sub HARRY HOPKINS a l If V I 3 DCT Fiji E 152 Yes post jati Tile governments action was disclosed in an official state ment as which coincided with a rumor circulated in informed quarters that the German min ister might lie given Iiis pass port if the bombings continue of explosive and in cendiary bombs dropped at Cur Iagh Julianstomi Duleek and Berns have been examined and found to be of German origin said a statement issued by the de partment of external affairs The charge daffaires in Berlin has been instructed to make an energetic protest to the German government against the violation j of Irish territory by German air craft and the loss of life and de struction of property which took place as a result of bomb explo sions and fire He was further instructed to claim full reparation and insist that effective steps be taken to avoid recurrence of such hap peninffs The announcement followed a secret session at which Prime Minister Eamon de Valern dis cussed the grave situation with bis cabinet Before the late afternoon state ment the nearest the government had come to linking the with the attacks was the official announcement that one incendiary and green silk parachutes which landed a nurnbcr of magnetic sea mines were Gcrmanmanufac tured The Dlancs drawing rifle and machinegun fire from Irish soldiers swept over the city at p m a m CST within nine hours after the blasting of two houses on Do norc avenue in a Dublin sub urb where some 20 persons were injured V V In the afternoon attack missiles fell in the famous cemetery of Glensnevin where many heroes of Irelands revolutionary past are buried Little damage done The fire from the ground forces appeared to have little effect on the aircrafl which turned and flew north after unloading their bombs Public indignation mounted to fever heat People on Dublin streets muttered that the bomb ers must be held responsible Others shouted defiantly that Irelands army will exact pun ishment milted his resignation Kennedys resignation will not be accepted formally Mr Roose velt asserted until the new envoy lias been approved Hopkins he said will have no official status but merely will go to England to maintain the chief executives personal contacts with the British gov ernment The president said he expected Hopkins to leave for England soon and to remain perhaps two weeks He said Hopkins would have no specific mission would have no duties outside of I Hopkins will not be ihc permai L IS ncnt new ambassador Mr Rooscj velt asserted because his health is not sufficiently good to allow him to take over a desk job It was because of his health that Hopkins resigned in August as commerce secretary He is one of Mr Roosevelts most intimate friends and has spejaltnuclvof white house or with thechief ex ecutive on out of trips since his retirernent Reorganized n rance U S Will Build 200 Cargo Boats President Roosevelt announced Friday that steps were beiiv VICHY France ization of the entire French cabi net was announced Friday with Admiral1 Jean Darlan General Etienne Flandin assuming broad POUTS under Chief of State Phil ippe Pctain Paul Baudouin secretary of slate for presidency of the coun cil resigned presumably as a re sult of the reorganization which would have left him without BARDIAS LINES PENETRATED BY AUSSIE FORCES Possibility of Blow Against Tobruk Is Indicated in Maneuvers CAIRO Kgypt general headquarters said Friday that Australian forces supported by tanks had penetrated tlie clf lenses of besieged Bardia The east Libyan port defended jby some Italians has been under British siege by land air and sea for days There the Italians have made their best stand since the start of the British offensive which drove Marshal Kodolfo Gra Yumis forces from Sidi iiarrani and back into Libya Fridays communique follows Libya Just after dawn tills morning Australian forces sup ported by tanks penetrated a sec tor of the defenses of Bardia Operations are continuing Other fronts Nothing to re port Kcnorls from the trout Thurs day said British mechanized forces hatl swept beyond Hardia to a point 75 miles from he Egyptian border suggesting1 the possibility of a blow against Tobruk the Italians second biK Libyan base even before the fall of Bardia about about taken to begin building 200 merchant vessels of 7iOO tons each and costing S300 000000 to 535000000 Asked at z press conference whether the ship construction program would benefit direclly or indirectly he chief execu tive said he did not know Mr Roosevelt he was al locating money torn a special ton tract authorization fund granted him by congress to permit work to get underway The vessels he said will be constructed in new shipbuilding yards and will be owned by the government The president was reluctant say where the new yards might be located As to whether he building of the vessels would make it pos sible to release existing commer cial ships to Britain to take up some Britains losses through submarine and nir warfare Roosevelt paid Hint was nn iffy ciuestion and offcicd no definite answer lie asserted in response In an inquiry that he thought steel plants could turn out enouclt material for the ships but he disclosed that he expected a report within two or three days on whether the steel industry had enough productions facili ies for requirements of the de fense program Mr Roosevelt said he believed however that some expansion would be neces sary forces were in control of a seg ment of the road leading from Bardia to Tobruk which is 80 miles from the Egyptian frontier With the British siege lines established around be leaguered Bardia there had been speculatio that the British might attempt to starve out he Italians power His resignation at noon was j here without risking a possible announced in an official commit costly frontal attack The new triumvirate will be j headed by Admiraf Uarlau naval minister who will lie charged with direction of Ihe i interior department War Minis ter General takes j charge of defense and Foreign I Minister Flandin of foreign and i economic nffnirs j FUuidin wls said also to be lakj ing charge of information services The reported resignation of Jean Tixier Viguancourt head of the press services was denied howI succeed ever The cabinet change which had been rumored ever since the Laval ouster was interpreted by informed observers as sub stituting a directorate for the oneman power held by It was believed the Germans had already been advised of these new chances but it was uncertain whether they ap proved Major Attack Is Thought Indicated LONDON military chxlcs interpreted Fridays Cairo communique reporting a piercing uf the Bardia defenses as the first woixl of a inijor attack on the besieged Italian Libyan base These sources said everything was likely to depend on how the I initial stages of the present attack and how operations de velop Even if the attack wcic only n largescale raid however it was believed to indicate preparations were under way to begin the all cut assault on Bardia The defenses of the Italian base were said probably to consist of a ring of pillboxes mid antitank ditches and traps supported by heavy guns centered on heights near the town in tlie Charles LOUR living rcom in Cresco points lo the bloodspattered spot where Howard county officers found the body of Mrs Long after a slriiffflu in which she was slain by her husband according lo confession made to authorities Bloodstains can also lie seen on the wall ami door of he room LOWER county Sheriff Percy Haven is seen holding the bloiidstaincii seven iwli knife which Charles Lons used in slaying his wife Thursday at Crescii LOWER as orphans following a tragedy in which their mother was slain and their father is in jail for her murder are the three Charles Long children who smilingly posed for a news paper picture in front of a Christmas tree Friday morning From left to right they arc Frederick 7 Ar tlith rune 5 and Leonard G PIiolos by Inek Held in Murder Case DES MO1NES IS 55TH WASHINGTON cen sus figures showed Friday that DCS Moines with a 1940 pop ulation of 159810 ranks 55th among the cities of more than 100000 in the country SNOWSTORM OVEH STRAIT DOVER England blind ins snowstorm swept over the Strait of Dover Friday The Weather FORECAST j ICHVA Generally fair Friday night Saturday ami Sunday somewhat colder north and west Friday MINNESOTA Vair In partly cloudy Friday nisht tiaturday aml Sunday somewhat colder south Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 30 Minimum Thursday night 18 At S a m Friday 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 10 Minimum Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for Ihe period from p m Jan 3 i to p m Jan 8 Upper Mississippi perature near normal beginning uf period slowly falling trend Gen erally fair weather with little or nit precipitation except local snow flurries north portion y Ions richl held for the murder of his wife at Cresco Is shown here in the Howard county jail with Sheriff Pcrcv Haven iiclurcd above is he Isaac house at Crcsrn scene flf the murder of Mrs Charles IoiiR by her hus band Thursday Tlip arrow points to Ihe window of the room where the slayinr oniirred ilinln v LorU i Woman Arrested for Writing Extortion Note to Betty Grable haHbrothcr broke ii heel front ond story porch WATERLOO GIRL iBADLY BURNED iMayNoTHnTSkier KillgjBocly Until Spring HOLLYWOOD federal complaint charged Friday that Betty Wcstlake of Washington Pa wrote and mailed an extortion fnc ol undetermined origin gutted WATERLOO I H uai critically burned whei ALTA C note to Betty Grable the movie actress Its that someone thinks I can reach out and pro at a moments notice Ihc actress said I have never heard of Miss Wcstlake DURING CRIME LONG DECLARES Coroners Jury Will Meet Again Saturday to Investigate Case BULLETIN to reach a decision after an hour session ttie Howard county roroners jury adjourned Friday after noon until Saturday morning at 10 oclock to resume their hear ing1 in the case of Charles Long who Friday confessed the murder of his wife at their home on Thursday By DAVID 15 KAUFMAN State Editor CRESCO I dont remember hal happened I dont re nember 1 must have killed icr but f wouldnt have struck hat would have stood here and taken anything But I must have stabbed her with he butcher knife I mus lave but I dont remember That was what 42 year old Charles Long numbly told ird county officers Friday as he confessed the murder of his litian haired 25 year old wife during B struggle ai their home here Thurs day afternoon f Long Mho is unemployed and took care of the three children his wife worked in a WPA sewins room and a jail V Friday and Sheriff Percy1 Haven said that first degree murder charges will probably he filed against him following the inquest planned for Friday aflcrnoou Iti iiis confession Ihe redhaired Cresco man told of tlie argument which culminated in his wifes death She told me she had paid SI each For two dresses which lie had just bought Then we got a bill for S3SO for the dresses I asked her what she did with the money I told her the rent was due and we would be thrown out She said Its none of your business1 Im saving the money for n tuvorcc I knew that we had agreed to it I said we need this money to live on She called me a foul name twice Kiul I called her the some tiling once Then she hit me with a tipper I jumped back and she hit me again Then out of the knife drawer she got the butcher knife and came after me t told her twice Dont do that But shes iiiiiek am she came after me with he butcher knife I threw up mv cant could outrun was scared only thing f could ilo to defend myself was lo Ihrmv up my hands The last thing I remembered having a wrisllock on her trying to get the knife away I did il Its ill I remember I The evidence is there I wouldnt j have struck her but t must have stabbed her with the butcher must 1 dont remember doing it After that 1 came didnt know what I was chil dren were crying and 1 seen that rny hands had blood on them but I didnt feel hurl She didnt look hurt Her ace was wasnt any blood 1 m her lace We IKK ahold of each i let her go and she started totvurds me I realized then from the amount of blood it was more 1 ISinti a scratch I I bad blood on me and she had i blood on her hands I picked her j tip and then I could see she as i hurt rn the chcl i said Frances youre bleoliiig through your dress land she didnt say anything Then 1 realised ulKi liicl happened I called the law Lung concluded i in his confession I Mi Long iv as slabbed eight the wminds could have been fatal i Coroner K L Bradley sain i The Creco woman was Il years old and in the grade when i she was married lo Long who has 1 been ill for the past year When I spoke ID her mother Mrs Ed Dotvlcr the griefstricken woman 17 the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Andrew T King at Frii the body f a skicr buried by 11 n blick cat which followed us in v uj l IJUILK LiM day morning A JO months oiri MHI I avalanche on New Years clay He through the door lack also suffered serious burns before he and the givl were res cued by Ihe father The mother suffered les severe burns and her Kenneth Salt Lkc i the aparlmenl which was iie City 11 was doubled that the body i of the slaying the and would be found until thespring i floor were bloodspattered There am the snow vas a copy of True Confession   

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