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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KAfUON E RA H 1ST HEM Aft T BEPT Of IOWA ocs UOINES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 7 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 75 BRITISH TAKE 40 ITALIAN PLANES Will Speed F R Plan SUPPORT GAINS FOR EXTENSIVE IUD TO BRITISH Sentiment to Back Proposals Increases Despite Criticisms WASHINGTON of eorigr i T extensive Slays Wife in Church Caught surge congressional sentiment for British aid Tuesday f answered President Roosevelts I call for a swift and driving in crease in armament production despite some criticism that the program would mean war The reaction generally bespoke readiness to take up at the earl iest possible moment a detailed plan under which billions ot dol lars worth of the weapons of de fense could be lent or leased to England and other democra cies11 as Mr Roosevelt recom mended in his message yesterday Administration leaders already were at work on the com plicated problem ot procedure and legislation The president was said to hare advised lead ers that congress and the exe cutive department should colla in the task with the as surance that there would be no quibbling over details Submission o the 194142 fed eral budget Wednesday was awaited meanwhile for the first Indication ol proportions the overallprogram Congress will learn men hpwr much money Mr imlncdiately the manufacture of war supplies There was general support among legislators for vast funds to arm America itself but some discussion in party ranks over the presidents proposal to make the United States an arsenal toi countries now in actual war with aggressor nations Nevertheless some leaders ap peared more concerned about the length of time that might be re quired to obtain final approval ol the British aid legislation thai they did with the opposition ex pected against it i if if One plan reported under con j sideration involved use of a federal corporation to assist the British in liquidatingtheir security holdings in this coun try and perhaps to act as the lr clearing house for the whole ji leaselend program I An informed legislator said thai f administration and congressional 1 leaders were trying to decide whether to set up an entirely new j corporation or to expand the pres ent functions of either the recon struction finance corporation or the exportimport bank Mr Hdosevelt delivering his an i nual message in person to the sen ators and representatives in the i packed and attentive house cham bet sought to remove any partisan 7 character from the question by pointing out that both major polit ical parties were in virtual agree ment on British aid when they went to the people in the election last November Senator Austin of Vermont acting republican leader in the senate commended the address and later in a radio broadcast Monday night declared that the American people were enlisted on the side of Great Britain anrl were preparing to pay thr cost of freedom if they have lo Let no lie said act the impression that Americans will not fight On the other hand Senator Wheeler DMont1 told reporters that Mr Roosevelts message wax intended to frighten the American people to a point that they would surrender their liberties and es tablish a wartime dictatorship in this country WILLIS JOHN MCCARTHY Willis John McCarthy34 i in a Grand Kapids Mich jai following the shotgun slaying of his wife Mary Jane McCarthy 32 a social worker as she knelt in prayerin St Andrews cathe dral in Grand Rapids McCarthy said his efforts for a reconcilia tion with Mrs McCarthy had failed Mrs Hughes and Mrs Hull Are in Hospital WASHINGTO N Mr Charles Evans Hughes and Mi Cordell Hull were resting con fortably Tuesday in Emergenc hospital Mrs Hughes the wife BULGARIA PUTS ROOPSONLINE FACING TURKEY Odds in Sofia Are 4 to 1 That German Troops Will Move In BULLETIN L O N D O X UP Balkan sources said Tuesday that Tur key six weeks ago made known to Sofia that Turkey would en ter the war al the side of Great Britain if German troops tried o cross Bulgaria SOFIA Bulgaria emmcd between a big German rmy across tlie Danube in Ru nania and reportedlygrowin urkish concentrations across hei outhern frontier was reportet uesday lo have massed almost H her troops to the Turkey Across the southern border In brace 400000 Turkish troops ere reported for any evcn uality Turkish sources asserted hat if the nazis crossed the Dan ibe the Turks would march into Bulgaria lo meet them German sources however ex pressed doubt tlie Turks would cross the frontier in such an even uality and predicted instead thcj vould remain in their Thratian forts on the defensive Bulgars waitedand hoped thei country not be made a bat tlefield but some commented what we hope doesnt count wer jivcn as about four he Germans would move haps in r few days perhaps no untit spring The Bulgarian high comman figuratively shrugged its should ers granting leaves to many offi tors of its army for th Greek orthodox Christmas Although Bulgarias war strengt has been estimated at about 500 000 men only about 100000 ai under arm A few of these ai along the Greek and the Jugosla frontiers Fewer still are across th Danube from the Germans in Ru mania Most of the rest face Eui opean Turkey Hearing Will End Tale of 2 Spoiled New Year Dinners ATLANTIC UP A hearin British Press on Toward Tobruk ANOTHEtt PORT BRITISH MEDITERRANEAN MARSHAL GKAZIANI 7VMAKESTANOHSKE FRENCH AID BY L I B taly Admits Voices determination By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italian government onceded the British armys cap ure of Bardia with a declaration uesday of its determination witli crmany and Japan as its allies o fight the war lo a finish in vir ual defiance of President floose elts plan for more United Slates j id to Britain Although the fall of Bardia last uuday with heavy losses was ot admitted officially until Tues ay Editor Virginio Gayda authori itively declared Jtalyhad all Uie ien and means needed to continue he war with undiminisbcd energy n all Ironls1 British headquarters in Cairo Egypt reported that British vanguards were approaching Tobruk Ital ian base 70 miles deeper into Libya even before complete stock had been iakm of men and supplies captured at Bardia which had been subjected to a long siege This Associated Press map shows the progress of the westward advance from Sidl Barrani In the drive on Tobruk the British were aided by a free French force of Spahis who cut the road Derna is the last big port in the sector MORE LIGHT SNOW FORECAST Higher Temperatures May Provide Rain in Some Parts of Iowa DES MO1NES A light snow blanket covered most of Iowa with tem lotiv degrees above normal and the weather bureau predicted more light snow or rain with readings even warmer The mercury stood at 22 de grees here Tuesday morning after dropping to a low of six degrees Monday night at Jowa Falls Ma son Citys minimum was 13 Tuesday nights minimum how ever probably will not be below 20 to degrees the bureau said Mondays maximum was only 25 degrees at Sioux City as a weekend cold wave moved out of the slate Measurable precipitation amounts Monday most of them in snow included Omaha a trace Mount Ayr 07 of an inch Dav enport 01 Dubuque 04 Iowa Falls and Charles City 05 Mason City 04 Dos Moines 10 accord ing to the weather bureau State Printing Board Ousts Brown Shaw Is Successor Slate Printer Had Been Under Fire or Giving Job to Moorhead will be held here Friday for Max McCluskey 26 charged with driv ing while end of a tale of two spoiled New Years dinners Highway Patrolman Charles Woods had been invited to have the chief iusticeof the supren New Years dinner at McCluskeys court is recovering from an ope Hc accepted ation on her hip Mrs Hull wife da hc arrested n ot the secretary of state is underi whose car seemed to be Roing Xray examinations for a wcrying back and forth It was digestive ailment FORECAST IOWA Occasional light snow Tuesday night and light rain or s n o iv Wednesday somewhat warmer MINNESOTA Cloudy with lijjht lo locally moderate snow Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat w a rm c r Tuesday night and extreme south and cxlrcmr cast Wednesday con siderably colder Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics McCluskey McCluskey ate his New Years dinner in jail Woods ate his in an Atlantic hotel Dale Polk Deputy Treasurer at Decorah Is Missing Shortage in Funds Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation lowan Convicted of Dynamiting Charge Files Appeal Notice DES IUO1NES Stewart 32 convicted in county district court of a dynamit ing charge filed notice of appeal to the Iowa supreme court He had been sentenced lo 25 years in Fort Madison Penitentiary for allegedly putting dynamite in dwelling house a charge growing i out of an explosion last June 16 at i the home of Harvey Wolfkiil where Stewart was a roomer i He is also under a five year I sentence for his conviction last 1 September of assault with intent i to commit manslaughter His di I vorced wife Helen Stewart was found beaten in Waterworks park KUNZETOGET SENTENCE SOON Constitutionality of Race Hatred Laws Upheld in New Jersey NEWTON N J County Judge John C Losey up held Tuesday the constitutional ot New Jerseys race hatred statutes and set Jan 31 for th sentencing of WiJhelm Kunze na tional GermanAmerican b u n leader and eight bund associate on indictments charging them wit promoting hatred against peopl of the Jewish religion None of the men was in court as Judge Losey delivered a half hourlong opinion but their attor ney John Winan filed an ex ception immediately and said he would appeal 18 23 8 trace Extended Forecast here last July LOOK INSIDE FOR DES MOINES low slate printing board Tuesday oust ed State Printer David K Brow of Harlan and named L M Shav Bedford jn ewsp aper lpyblislier the a year pbstr Brown a former neuspap publisher at Harlan Iowa repor edly had been under fire in Iowa republican circles because he re cently hired Frank G Moorhead ot DCS Moines as one of the editors register of the Jowa official known as the redbook Moorhead was publicity chief However ffigantii the British empires resources appear on paper and the promises which Ihe United Stales brings along side them Gayda declared the axis means arc more im mediately and more powerfully efficient Victory must belong to the axis he asserted In view ot i cabinet declaration Tuesday of solidarity with Gcr iiony and Japan after the setback n North Africa and President Roosevelts message to congress ibservers expected further co operation between the axis powers with the Germans planning some v move perhaps in southeast Europe Informed sources said more und more German troops were moving through Hungary into Rumania However reports abroad of Ger man troop movements into Itaiy other than units of the Gcrmai air corps again were flatly de nied Fascist sources denied that any military conference between the German and Italian com mands would take place in Rome In fHe next fexvidysal thonch Ihey said staff confer trices always are possible un der close axis cooperation Premier Mussolinis government meanwhile with a budget deficit of approximately ASSERT ARMED PATROLS TEST TOBRUK FRONT Heavy Attacks fay RAF on Libyan Points Is Reported by English CAIRO Egypt RAP ominunique announced Tuesday iiat British troops thrusting deep ito Libya had reached El Adem lie airport for Tobruk and there aptured 40 Italian planes which lad been damaged by previous British bomb attacks The Italians ad abandoned he airport Tobruk 70 miles west of cap uved Bardia is the next major lalian stronghold in the palli ol he British advance and armed latrols were reported already tcM ng its defenses as General Sir chibald P Wavell sought to ccp Italys North African army on the defensive The farces which reached El Adcm presumably were mcch units reported in London in be HOW in contact with the outer defenses of T o b r u k Pointing out that the coastal road all tlie way across Libya to Tripoli is vulnerable lo sea at tack official quarters there said Italys remaining Libyan air bases were forced con stantly to shift ALAN McCONNELL Boy 13 Is Youngest Convict in Iowa PAGE 2 for the past fiscal year announced o LIL a 52000000000 budget for he forthe Iowa dcmocralicsValctenl j exclusive ot probable tral committee for a time during vvn the recent campaign Preparations for present war and expenses incurred in j Italys other wnvs in the past few i years accounted for most of the deficit Finance Minister Paolo Thaon Di Revel Jr told a mect inpaig Shaw is a brother of Shaw ot Sigourney Iowa com mander of the American Legion The Brown ouster takes effect al1 H I ing of the cabinet presided over The board is composed of Atlbi 1 duce torney General John Rankin State Auditor C B Akers Secretary of State Earl G Miller Tom W Pur cell of Hampton and Walter Sharp of Burlington Youth Rally Held in Aigona Church PAGE 14 Iowas Dew to Ride in Kentucky Derby SPORTS PAGE Schiele and Paul Schaarschmidt ot Paterson Carl Schipphorst of Glen Rock and George Neuppert of Cliffside Park trustee of Camp Nordland The men were indicted last fall on charges that speeches promo ting racial hatred had been deliv ered during a bund rally at Camp N or d land Andover township Klapprott Kohlcr and Clark were charged with making the speeches the others with permitting them Maximum penalties under are three years in prisor law a S5000 fine Besides Kunze the men arc Au gust Klapprott of Andover the bunds eastern leader Matthias Kohier of Irvington state bund treasurer Leonard D Clark of New York writer tr the bund magazine Free America the Hcv John C Fitting of Union City state bund secretary Richard Estherville to Vote in and j Oil AllpOrt Bonds ESTHERVILLE s I ii e r ville will vote on a S60000 bond issue for a new airport Feb 3 U carried the city plans to purchase 480 acres for the port The Cham ber of Commerce presented a pe tition for the landingfield signed by several hundred citizens to the city council Monday night The Italian cabinet meeting Under Premier Mussolini adopted a resolution Tuesday solemnly reaffirming Italys fidelity to the alliance with Germany and tnc j threepower pact declared Italys determination lo fight on to vic tory and expressed confidence in the capabilities of the Italian people The cabinet by acclamation adopted this resolution The council ot ministers at Ihe end of work in its Innuary session of ihc year 19 of the fascist regime sends greetings full of admiration lo commanders of the troops of the army navy air force GREEK WARSHIPS SHELL VALONA Penetrate Gulf and Then Retire Leisurely Meet No Italian Ships ATHENS Greek mill istry of marine announced Tuesday Periahsm and its satellites and in Tobruk itself was bombed agair Monday as well as Ulartuba and the port of Dcrna still farther west the communique said Bombs fell along Tobruks wa terfront and on military target within the town it reported bui lull details of the damage could not be observed One Italian plane was shot down and another probablydestrovedMt said Military circles here estimat ed tliat approximately 50000 Italian troops were concen trated al Tobruk which is about 70 miles west of Bardia and strategically important be cause Us harbor is one of the test on the Libyan coast The approaches to Ihe harhor were said to c already barred hv the British flccl A British headquarters cxim muniquc merely said ot Libyan developments operations toward Tobruk arc proceeding satisfac torily1 The Tobruk defense hastily strengthened while the Italian suicide garrison at Bardia fought to delay the British drive to the west were said to consist of two lines of fortifications with the outer ling approximately 25 miles in circumference British quarters expressed confidence that these fortifi cations could not withstand a threeway batlcrinc from land sea and air such as Sir Archi bald is prepared tn jive them night that a squadron of Greek destroyers had penetrated the Gulf of Valona Albania and shelled the Italianheld town with 60 rounds of ammunition Tvro Italian craft were sighted the announce ment said After the shelling the squadron returned to its bases in leisurely fashion it was stated The action occurred Sunday night according to the com munique and the destroyers were under the command of Rear Ad miral These sources also saw small possibility Ihil Marshal Fiodolfo and militia black shiits who me 1 Graiiani could reinforce the To figiitiiig heroically on many fronts j bruk garrison forces of imj In the first place they declared the royal air force now is master ot the air in North Africa while practically every yard the coastal road from Tobruk to Tri matter of more than 700 vulnerable to the guns oC the British Mediterranean fleet the face of puerile maneuvers and absurd throats of enemy propa side CANADIAN CRASH KILLS 3 RIVERS Man mem bers of the Royal Canadian Air Force were killed Monday night when their AvroAnson plane crashed No 1 na here under the empire air train ing plan ganda on this and the ulher of the ocean V It solemnly reaffirms Italys unshakeable fidelity to the axis and tripartite pacts and its no less unshakcahle decision In con tinue the fight untit victory which must give Italy its just place in the new Europe ami lib erate the world from hypocriti cal and PNploiUnc oppression of British plulorrary The council of ministcis ex pressed absolute conviction tilat the deep masses of fascist Italy Mnrhpr Dip Affpr are and will be in every circumi 1UlllCI rVUCI stance equal to event In the second place it was said the their re verses at Sidi Barrani and Bardia lost at least half tlie guns I supplies munitions and motor transport facilities with which j their North African army was equipped at the outset of the i campaign about 1U miles north of vigation school operated j vi Weather forecast for the period from p m Jan 7 to p I in Jan II 1941 inclusive j Upper Missisippi valley Iowa DEC OR Dvergsten and Illinois Wisconsin and Min deputy county treasurer has been nesola except those portions that Newscaster Keeps Talking as Blast Kills Several on Staff Responsibility for Bombs Near Dublin missing from home since Friday when he took a taxi to LaCrosso and disappeared A shortage of funds has been found in the treasurers office and v Julius Kapino county treasurer has asked fcr a state audit of the books drain into the Great Lakes Tem perature averaging near normal north and above normal south por tion rising tendency beginning of period followed by falling tend closed Tuesday LONDON UP German air bombs hit and very seriously damaged the headquarters ol the British Broadcasting corn any during recent air raids killing a number of men and women of its staff but without interrupting service it was dis north portion Thursday Much cloudiness precipitation modcr ate chiefly as recurrent snow No trace of Dvergsten has been j north and rain or snow toulh pori rion ot one of two bombs which Jnunrt I tjon i Millions of Britons and listen ers in other countries through out the world heard the explo sion ot one of two bombs which did the damage without ing probably what it was that caused a news broadcaster to pause momentarily Both bombs struck at the peak of the evening broadcasts when programs were being sent simultaneously to all parts of the world When the first struck a news broadcasters voice was smoth ered by the noise of the cxpln The announcer paused Its all right an urgent voice whispered to him and he con tinued the only sign ot his emo tion being that he read slightly faster The announcer was Bruce Belfrflge who has appeared on the stage in the United States Seven persons mostly mem bers of the monitoring staff were killed in this bombing The tirst bomb exploded jut after an announcer st Broad casting house the BBC head quarters in upper Regent street in central London had read a news bulletin The announcer continued reading as did another who was broadcasting a news program in German It was this bomb which killed several BBG women On the second night the BBC building was heavily damaged A policeman wcis killed ond some members of Ihe staff were wounded i Rescuing 2 Babies in Burlington Home BURLINGTON7 Virgil I Richards 0 died at a hospital here late Monday of burns which i resulted when she rescued her T r TO two babies from a blaze in tlie BERLIN dis rooming house where they live claimed Tucsaay any responsibil Kerosene which she was using ity for bombs dropped near Dublin to start a fire exploded and cov thc night of Jon 23 but said it ered her with a mass of flames was possible that German planes might have flown over Ireland Eire the night 12 authorized sources said The German government prom ised hc Irish charge daffaires in Berlin that it would continue nc which threatened to spread to neutral where her babies lay nearby of Jan Bcfoie attempting to extinguish her own flaming clothing Mr Richards earned the two children to the door where they were taUen by her sisterinlaw Hazel Hill goliations concerning the flights Tommy U months sustained and reported bombing and would head and car burns and the offer regrets and reparations for younger child two months minor possible damage if investigations leg bums The father works at the showed German flyers were to nciv munitions plant under con struction west of Burlington   

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