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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             Of COUP UCINES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME wa amcMBfc HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII PRESS AKD UNITED PRESS FOtL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 6 1941 PAPEil CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 74 SEES FOREIGN R URGES AID AGAINST AXIS TO AVERT USTHREAT Victorious British Army Approaches Tobruk i COUNT 30000 CAPTUREDWITH JJARDIAS FALL I Rapid Thrust Toward JW Next Seaport in J6 Libyans Reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO army cLjrof the Nile pushing swiftly into ft Libya beyond captured Bardin S reported Monday that its van 8 guards already were approachhv Tobruk Italys next big seaport if base 70 miles farther west i i So far a general headuuar j ters communique said the Brit ish have counted more than 30 fi 000 prisoners taken when Bar L dias suicide garrison surren dered Sunday to a British sea and air assault Quantities of tanks gun equipment and stores ot all sorts also fell to the British when thcii flag was raised over the fascisl outpost making it the new ad vance base for their African drive the communique said While the rapid thrust into the i Tobruk area does not necessarily mean an Imminent new offensive British sources said it wouldnot be surprising if Genera Sir Arch ibald P Wavell decided to strike quickly again before the Italians can recover from the Bardia de feat j Reports in London said iiiat British mechanizedforces were biuk and that m close block adc Iiad been tightenedaround the port to guard against any attempt at a fascist counter at tack against Britains wedge in eastern Libya British bombers madeconcen trated attacks on Tobruk through out Saturday night and all day i Sunday the RAF command an i nounced adding that one fire started there was visible all the way to Bardia fe Eleven Italian planes were shot down in Sundays air fishl v ins without the loss of a single T British plane an RAF commun II ioue said Other fascist aircraft I were reported badly damaged Tons of bombs were dropped on 14 Tobruks military buildings air is dromes naval barracks and de vil the commvm ique announced Til The British reported that Bar gj dia besieged 20 days and under final attack since dawn last Fri day fell Sunday at p m siiiy Capture of more than 30000 fiji1 Italians in the suicide garrison along with their commander Gen fgT Annioale Bergonzoli and five other senior generals was reporled fin a high command communique i wfiich said I All stores and equipment are now in our hands x x N It is not yet possible to make a full U count but prisoners so far cap tured exceed 25000 Among other booty captured or destroyed are 45 light and five medium tanks Military sources here said cap ture of the garrison left behind to hold out while Tobruks de fenses were Reinforced meant that Graziani has lost some 80000 ot his north African army of 250000 in less than a month Nearly 40000 were reported captured at Egyp flan outposts ns the Italians were forced back into Libya and cas1 ualties have been estimated ati 15000 1 The British said their air i planes frustrated what was be Hcvcd tn be an eleventhhour attempt lo save General Ber gonzoli known to the British as electric whiskers and other hijh officers from cap tute f L Five Italian planes were said to have landed in Bardia Friday night supposedly to carry the of ficers away but were so riddled by RAF machine gun fire they were unable to take off again Dispatches from the front after the last resistance at Bardia col jl lapsed said the first break in the f strong arc of Italian defenses was made by tanks running interfer J ence for Australian infantrymen f i after a thunderousbombardment from air sea and land Australian troons and tanks such as those pictured above advancing through the North African sands crashed through the defenses of Bardia Italys coastal base in eastern Libya ians charging blockhouses de tonating land mines laid as tank traps and smashing to the out skirts ot the town V That night barbed wire was cut to clear the way for the fi nal assault and during the morning resistance was re duced to scattered holdout for ces in the last few strong points Disarmed Italians were formed into Jong lines guarded by an average ot one sentry to about 500 prisoners for the trip back to concentration camps the Associ ated Press correspondent who witnessed the surrender reported He said none tried to escape many looked but some whomarched raway under guard sangNeopplitan airs The Australians sang a differ ent tune They marched into po sition and sometimes charged into Italian fire shouting the chorus of Were Off to See the Wizard the Wonderful Wizard of Oz AMY MOLLISON FEARED DEAD Noted Woman Flyer Is Believed Drowned in Thames Estuary LONDON British author ities expressed fear Monday night that Amy Johnson Mollison one of Britains outstanding women flyers and divorced wife of James A Mollison transAtlantic flyer drowned Sunday in the Thames Estuary after bailing out ofa plane she was ferry ingfor theaii transport auxiliary An unsuccessful search for her was made by the HAF and a speedboat after she had bailed out and her plane was seen lo dive into the sea Bulgaria Has Accepted Nazi Ultimatum Private Advices on Vienna Parley Indicate Officials Declare Phiioff Has Not Yet Seen von Ribbentrop Ail Italians were prepared by their own radio Sunday for news of the fall of Bardin by Giovanni Ansalclo authoritative fascist edi tor If Bardia his fallen this will be a new British if you still a considerable oneTI he said Italian newspapers declared however that the British drive west into Libya had failed in its purpose which they said was to break Italian inorale A military spokesman in Lon don where it was reported that free French troops served witli the British in the attack inter preted the fall of Bardia as evi dence that the threat of Italian invasion of Egypt had been eli minated that was found flight authorization papers f machine which was off its c were the for her ourse LONG CHARGED WITH MURDER Defendant Bound Over io Grand Jury Held Without Bail Long un employed Cresco resident was charged with murder here Monday after a coroners jury returned a verdict accusing him of slaying his wife Frances 25 The defendant was bound to the grand jury and was ordered held without bail May Introduce Bill for Repealing Johnson Act on Foreign Loans WASHINGTON Chair man Andrew J May of the house military affairs committee Mon day introduced a bill to repeal the Johnson act banning loans to na tions in default on World war debts May also introduced at the request of the American Legion a measure to reduce the age range for compulsory military training from 21 to 36 to IB to 21 inclu NEW YORK Private ad vices received by the United Press in New York said Monday that German troops will march into Bulgaria shortly as a result of a nazi ultimatum which was re ported to have been accepted by Bulgaria The information reachingthe United Press said that the Ger man ultimatum was delivered Saturday and that Bulgaria ac quiesced to the nazi demands According to this account Ger manys demands were presented lo Bulgaria Premier Bogdan Phil off by Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop at a conference held Saturday Tn this connection it was recalled that Philoff was reported to have disappeared from Vienna hole on Saturday andHeft for Salzburg near von Itibbentiops mountain estate The information obtained bv the United Press indicated that the German demands were submitted Bulgarian Officials Deny Ultimatum Been Given by Nazis SOFIA Highest official sources Monday denied that Pre mier Bogdan Fhiloff has yet seen German foreign minister RAID MOLLISON Believed drowned Bombs Fall in Three Districts m Attack Made During Daylight LONDON raid ers following up a new overnight fire bomb attack on London raided the capital again Monday in daylight and bombs were re ported to have fallen in three dis tricts By midaftenioon the sirens had wailed three air raid alarms The third was preceded by the sound of gunfire in some areas Until Sunday when one alarm sounded there had not been a daylight alarm in London to many weeks During Mondays second alarm six bombs fell in one suburb but were said to have caused no harm i Although many buildings were damaged and some persons killed in the fire bomb attack Sunday night the government said the raid was not on a heavy scale and ended before midnihgt It is absolutely false that Germany has jfiven Bulearix an ultimatum or made demands upon Bulgaria either through Philoff or any other nt his conference and that Bul garia apparently in line with pre vious advices trom Sofia found heseK unable a resist Germanys wishes The United Press advices did not specify on what elate Ger man troops would move in How ever dispatches from Belgrade Monday mentioned Wednesday as the date picked by Balkan diplo mats as likely for the nazi move It was presumed that the German troops would enter from across the border from Rumania where they have been massed in numbers estimated as high as 500000 in recent days The information did not specify Uie objective of the nazi move However it has been made plain by advices from Balkan capitals that Germany has at least two possible movements One would Salonika troops to CHURCHBSJRS AT ESTHERVILLE Destroyed Few Months Before Completion of New Structure ESTHERVILLE j Reynolds to Fight for Ban on Immigration WASHINGTON UR Senator Robert R Reynolds DN Car said Monday he would resume his fight for n 10 year ban on immi gration lo this country Beynolds said the legislation is needed to protect the jobs of selective serv ice trainees who otherwise might find themselves unemployed at 9 le of their ytar of military PLANE LACKED BUT 20 FEET OF CLEARING PEAK Civil Naval Officials Investigate Wreckage in Which 11 Died SAN DIEGO Cal md naval officials poking through he scattered wreckage of a SliO OU navy transport plane asserted Monday that had the big shin een flying JO feet higher it would have cleared the rugged Mother Cirundy range and reached its des tination only 20 miles away with all 11 occupants sufe The navy arraiiKeif for an of ficial investigation of the crash that killed everybody aboard including four who had escaped death only last Thursday in a Texas bomber mishap Civilian aviation observers gen erally blamed weather conditions A low ceiling and dense fog made flying conditions hazardous In the area some 35 miles south east of here and reports of neigh boring ranchers led to a belief the pilot might have gotten off his radio beam Residents of lhe Simpson ranch two miles from White Mountain the crash scene said they heard a plane being to gain al titude a few moments before they heard ail explosion and this brought the observation that a pilot off his beam believing him self over San Diego because of a zone of silence might have started down realized his position and at tempted to climb out of danger The eraft struck just 20 feel below the ridge exploded and burned Wreckage was hurled over the top of the 3000 foot granite summit and scattered oicr a halfmile area The wreckage was found at a m CST Sunday about 13 hours after the crash Army cavalrymen bluejackets and CCC boys aided in the seven hour task of carrying the victims wrapped in blankets down the mountain through sagebrush 10 feet high in places The big plane enroule to the naval air station here carried three members of a board of in quiry appointed to investigate the Texas accident and the four sur vivors of that previous mishap IfiOBSJ PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT Billions in weapons BRITISH MEAT RATION IS CUT Limit to Amount of Beer Allowed Each Individual Imminent i LONDON Bvitons were j Monday to 30 centsworth j of meat a week a person a pound of lamb chops or a pound and two ounces of stewing beef and worse news the rationing of beer was imminent The meat ration was cut from 38 to 30 cents worth a week It was an added hardship on the working mans iwife who must carefully plan each meal but per sons with money still caii go to hotels andrestaurants and get big juicy steaks without using their ration cards Offals such as tripe liver kidneys and heart now arc classed ns meats They former ly were exempt from rationing Beer rationing is scheduled to start next month Brewers will rc fiiiLe their deliveries to pubs and liquor stores but there will be no attempt at ovcrlliebnr rationing to customers since that method was found impracticable in the Morld war a bixnvery official said He estimated that by the end of QUICKINCREASE IN OUTPUT OF ARMS IS ASKED Billions to Turn U S Into Huge Arsenal Is Called for by President WASHINGTON AP Roosevelt Monday foretold a phy sical attack on the United States if the dictator na tions win this war in a message to congress urg ing a swift and driving increase in armament production The United Slates the chief executive told the legislators faces an unprecedented foreign peril lie asked that the war sup plies turned out jn the swift paced program he envisioned be made available for the fighting I democracies abroad as well as for this countrys own defense forces The need of the moment Mr Roosevelt said in his an nual mossapre on the state of he union is that our actions and our policy should be devoted to meeting this foreign peril For all our domestic problems are now a part of the great emer gency Appearing before a joint ses sion of house and senate in the great house chamber the chief executive said he would ask con gress for greatly increased new appropriations to carry pnthek defense program arid rrecbin mended that a greater portion of this great defense program be paid for from taxation than ive are paying today I nJso ask this congress he February pubs would be limited i riiim to onethird of their regular sup aml plies based on 1939 averages and it was believed that few if any pubs would be able to stay open seven days a week In the World ivar many stayed open only three said for authority and for funds sufficient to manufacture addi tional mum ions and war supplies of many kinds io be turned over to those nations which are now in actual war with aggressor na Mr Roosevelt did not list the na tions to receive help through his leaseled plan but in his recent fireside Inlk on defense he re specifically to Britain Greece ferred year old NorwegianLutheran church here was destroyed by fire Long was charged with stabbing j Sunday a few months before a ins wife lo death Jan 2 m a quar crno i Id over an alleged plan of lcw c lmch lmclcr cmstnic Long to save sufficient money to tlc11 Pcarcl the city obtain a divorce I il to have lls law Al1 contents except a baptismal font training man invasion and to bryig pres sure on Turkey to remain neutral under the same threat Russias position in this situa tion is not clear Some Balkan reports however have suggested that Germany has promised Hus sia a free hand in Finland in re turn for soviet nonintervention in the Balkans The information reaching the United Press diet not indicate whether King Boris of Bulgaria participated in the GermanBuI by way of Corpus Christ Tex encountered a severe storm A fifth crew member bailed out but was killed when his chute failed to open The pilot and co pilot who risked their lives to ride out the storm and land the ship on a small pond proved ultimately to be the only survivors of the seven aboard the bomber The dead were LientComdr Jo seph Henry Gowan 54 Head Hill Ark pilot David Everett Fergu non 33 Ncponsct W Va copilot LicutComdr Stephen Bland days a week A brewery official said bomb damage lo breweries as well as transportation difficulties was causing the shortage Food Minister Lord Woolton warned last week that the danger lo Britains food supplies was greater than during the World war even though only meat sugar tea Such aid is not an act of war Mr Roosevelt asserted even if a dictator should un ilaterally proclaim it so to be In fulfillment of the purpose of extending aid the president also declared the nation will not be intimidated by the threats ot dic tators that they will regard as a breach of international law and as an act of war our aid to the democracies which dare to resist and fats ave rationed The average their Briton seemed willing to accept When ilic dictalmx are readv stricter rationing but was deter to make war upon they will mncd that it should be applied j not wait for an act of iar on o fairly LOOK INSIDE FOR garian negotiations It was re Cookc 42 Harrison Ark Lieut Hff W rMfT Saturday night from Sofia j Victor S Gaulln 34 Lowell Mass I T T 1C mjghj have left for Gcrland Lieut James Cyril Flemming j FORECAST The charges were filed follow ing a hearing conducted in a jus tice of the peace office here E L Bradley is coroner and M Z Daily Leonard M Reed and Walter Droilinger were the jurors The couple had three children Frederick 7 Leonard 6 and Ar dith June A statement signed by Long said the money quarrel centered around a S350 bill for two dresses Boy 3 in Critical Condition From Burns DES MOINES year old Charles Oliver was treated in By late Friday the Australian j a hospital here Monday for second shock troops were said to have degree burns per cent punched a dent two miles deep I of his bodv The boy was critical mto the defense system Nearly Iy burned Sunday when his hOOl prisoners were taken the j cIolhcs came in contact with a fust day flarc fathcr had set near his Tae fiphliiiK was hand to hand stalled truck The father is a WPA the second day u ilh the Austral employe and the church bell were lost The loss is partly covered by insurance The Rev L A Mathrc has been pastor of the church since 1925 Iowa Willkie Clubs Called for Meeting at Des Moines Jan 16 SHENANDOAH D Archie Shcnandoah newspaper publisher Monday issued a call for a statewide meeting of the Iowa Willkic clubs Thursday Jan 1G in Des Moines Archie served as state chairman ot the organization in the last campaignThe meeting will dcMaximum Saturday cine whether the clubs are to be Minimum in nijtht continued or disbanded he said i Jan also is the date for the inaugural of Gov George A Wilj IOWA Cloudy light snow Monday night and occasional snow Tuesday possibly chanR ins lo freezing rain in south portion slowly rising tempera ture MINNESOTA Cloudy ivilh snow mostly light Monday nisht and Tuesday not quite so cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 16 Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday 13 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 11 Minimum 6 The figures tor Saturday in I many However tins was denied j 36 Reading Pa members of the j j flatly by official quarters in Buij board of inquiry Frank ficcke Ji 30 National son for executive of Iowa second term ns chief At 8 a m Sundav YEAR AGO Mnximum Minimum Precipitation 2H trace City Cal L J i Hughes 30 Grand Rapids Mich H E Neff 34 San Diego and A j M Parry 31 Los Angeles stirj vivors of the Texas mishap and Marvin Magee 32 Long Branch N 7 and Frank Richard Naylbr 25 Dayton Ky crew members of the wrecked transport plane garia and no confirmation camt j from official sources in Germany or elsewhere INDICATE RUSSIANS APPROVE NAZI MOVE BELGRADE Jugoslavia German official quarters here gave currency Monday to reports that soviet Russia had agreed that the Germans should enter and take over Bulgarian territory These reports were not confirmed in Russian Bulgarian raimanian or Turkish sources In exchange for the soviet ac quiescence the German sources said the Russians received from Berlin an understanding that Ger many would not oppose any Rus sian policy with respect to Finland or to Moldavia the section ot Ru mania adjoining Bessarabia al ready annexed by Russia These sources said that the Ger 10 Hinch gun 16 525y and I mans were not likely to move into powerful antiaircraft units and Bulgaria however until cither a has a speed of over 30 knots She heavy freeze or a thaw makes it was laid down in 1W7 along with easy to cross the Danube from Ru the King George V Prince of mania I Wales Icllico and Beatty i King Queen Launch New Superbattleship LONDON UP Newspapers Monday published pictures of King George and Queen Elizabeth re cently launching Britains newest battleship the 33000ton Duke ot York The Duke of York is the last of five 535000000 superbattle ships to be launched She mounts ur part he continued They did not wait for Norway or Belgium or the Netherlands to commit an act of war Mr Roosevelt set forward in three points what he described a our national policy in this time of serious dinger nnd he also proclaimed the principles of Tour evscniial human freedoms lo which we look forward in the future days policy the WILLIAM RHODES DAVIS Wants Probe Made of Reported Peace Plan PAGE 2 Farmers Institute Is Planned at Goldfield PAGE R Jacobs Launches Fight Against Ring Group SPORTS PACK The national president stated as FIRST by an imnressivo ex pression of the public will and without regard to partisanship we ire committed to allinclusive na tional defense SECOND by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship we are committed to full support of all those resolute people j everywhere who are resisting ag gression and are thereby keeping war away from our hemisphere By this support we express ouv determination that the democratic cause shall prevail and we strengthen the defense and secur ity rvf our own nation THIRD by m impressive ex pression of the public will and without regard to partisanship we aic committed to the proposi tion that principles of morality and considerations for our own security will never permit us to acquiesce in H peace dictated by I aggressor and sponsored by ap know that enduring peace cannot bp bought at the cost of other peoples freedom 1 The four essential human free i rioms were described by the pres ident as the very antithesis nf the new order of tryanny   

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