Wednesday, January 8, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H ARC OH C R H1ST MEM 4RT OEPT Of IOWA OP oes VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS A TO UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8 194l MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 76 FR ASKS FOR 17 BILLION BUDGET Nazis Describe F R Talk as Arrogant Inaccurate Futile By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN Getman afternoon press with a apparently preconceived pattern declared Wed inesday that President Roosevelts Monday message to con Jlgress was historically inaccurate and would have practically jjno bearing on the outcome of the war Britains doom is ittealed the newspapers dared and American aid will l come too late The Deutsche Allgemeine Zei tung saitl Roosevelt imperial ism seeks not only supremacy over the western hemisphere republics of South and Central America by bases and pincers of capitalistic economy but also seeks to lay the groundwork for a heritage from the British em pire The newspaper continued tha President Roosevelts proposal for aid to Britain was designed to affirm legitimation for that heri tage Inasmuch as the British never even paid their World war debts this method of payment postwar repayment of ships and arms loaned is a pure fiction the pa per declared It headlined the comment on President Hooseveils message eccentric arguments for a lost cause Hours before the afternoon pa 1 pers appeared the editorial tack they followed had been foretold by authoritative quarters 1 to Prepare for Total Defense Founder of Boy Scouts Is Dead They said the papers would call Mr Roosevelts message arrogant beyond description and as compared with his fire side talk even less dignified more abnormally nervous and mnrc fraught with historical in accuracies Another predicted point of the press reaction was the assertion j that no matter what aid the presi dent might decide to give lo Brit ain it would come too late There will not be any official German reaction on the grounds j that the presidents message to i congress Monday brought no new viewpoints which would make it r worthwhile to fake official ccg jnizance the same sources said Anyone who understands the gGcrman press system however Jknows that the reply of the press came in accordance with precise instructions and reflected the views of the highest German quar Ifters The press harked back to the slogan dont let yourself be pro used by the nazis when before 1933 they used io be in F suited egged and stoned during their propaganda marches In other Hillcr proposes to sit tight at present and do noth SWEEPING FLEET CHANGES MADE Each Warship Will Be Manned at Wartime Strength F R Orders WASHINGTON Kooscvelt Wednesday directed a sweeping reorganization of the U S fleet and ordered each war ship to be manned at full wartime strength Mr Kooscvelt also ordered a wholesale sliakcup in the naval liigh command and authorized an increase in the active enlist ed strength of the navy from 192000 to 232000 men That will jrivc each warship 100 per cent of wartime strength The present complement is only 85 per cent Secretary of JSTavy Frank Knbx announced the presidents reorganization orders At the same time he saidthat he does not believe the United States can de tach any more destroyers from its forces without impairing the fleet He emphasized that he was voicing his personal opinion and that he die not determine the pol icy of the United States I dont think he said that any more destroyers can be de tached from our fleet without seriously impairing its effi ciency V Great Britain already lias re ceived 50 U S destroyers in re turn for leases of British bases in the Atlantic Under the new fleet reorganiza tion plan which fakes effect Feb 1 three fleets will be set up The Atlantic the Pacific and the Asia tic Each will be placed under a commanderinchief Knox said the reorganization represented a rearrangement which fits the facts REPORTTOBRUK 35 Unwanted Army Recruits From Iowa Training School to Be Returned to Eldora SJK ROBERT BADEXPOWELL BADENPOWELL DIES IN KENYA Scouts Throughout World Will Conduct Remembrance Services NAIROBI Kenya Gen Lord BadenPowell founder of the Boy Scouts 83 and Girl Guidesand one of the most jntil ligence ot m od e r n times died Wednesday at his home at Nyeri where he had been ill for sveeks Lord BadenPowell died at a m p m Tuesday funeral services were announced tor p in Thursday Imperial Scciut headquarters hi Lumlon announced that Scouts throughout tlie world w n u I d attend synchronized remembrance bcrviccs fur lirir chief Scout Lord BailcnPowclI cither Jan 12 or Jan JO Soldier sportsman author sculptor defender of Mafeking in one of the proudest actions in re cent history Lord BadenPowell r lOWa LOflVlCt tO tO lvy ing that might precipitate open j Comnlptp Frlliraiinn conflict these sources said VAlHjjlcie The press said The German people can only shake their heads at the presi dent who says the American people should keep their hearts soft but their heads theyll wonder how the presi dents own head looks inside j ANAMOSA voung est convict S year old Delno Alan iUcGnncll will have a chance to continue his education Warden Foss Davis aid Wednes day Following completion of vacci nation tlie warden said the boy whose previous education ended with the seventh grade will be assigned to clasbroom duties The reformatory school offers courses from primary through high school work The laci convicted of fatally The message constitutes prov ocation to Germany Italy Japan and Russia Roosevelt the press said com pletely misunderstands and mis rends historical and territorial 1 wounding his fostermother Mr processes in Europe yet with an Harold McConnclI with a rifle arrogance that simply cannot be I last spring will not be Isolated tries to deny these proj but will be kept under strict ob cesses and paint the German peoi scrvation Warden Davis said pie to his American people as their I enemy The press pointed to Rooscvcirs attitude as incompatible with so Hearing 84 had been a long time His love of outdoor life had enabled him to fight infirmity as he had fought innumerable actions during his long and distinguished CUT OFF FROM RESCUE CHANCE English Declare 30000 More Fascists Caught in Tightening Trap By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italys ast major defense base in eastern Libya the port of To bruk was reported cut off from rescue Bar its garrison of 30000 fascist troops caught in the tighl eniiis trap of the British armv of Ihe Nile y Sea blockade and lank cn cijxlcmciil of Tobriilt 80 miles west nf the Egyptian border were suid effective to bar any large rciiiforccnienls lu fin aerial siege of Britain the Germans reported a nazi com bat plane sank a heavilyladen 8000ton merchant ship IjtiO miles west ot Ireland Wednesday morn ing blowing the vessel to pieces in three dive attacks NAZIS CLADI CONVOY ATTACKED BY Hitlers high command reported also that i lone German speed boat boldly raiding the English cast coast near the mouth of the Thames river attacked a British convoy strongly protected by de stroyers and sank a 2500tou merchantman In another attack a nazi scout ing plane was said to have scored several hils on a ship of a Brit in the North sea and leffit ina burn ing sinking Germanys mass troop move ment into the Balkans was partly disrupted when nuzi munitions train explorfcd after crashing into another train on one of ihe three main lines from Hungary to fiu The shuttering blast damaged large pan of Ujfalu HUJO undisclosed number of casualties RAF DELIVERS FIERY RAID OX ELBASANl On the GreekItalian war front the RAF command reported Brit ish bombers flying through snow sleet and rain delivered a fiery attack on the midAlbanian town of Elbasani key Italian supply base explosives and incendiary Hes Claimed by Two Armies Richard C Daly above of Elyria Ohio should have been twins He enlisted in the Cana dian army in August but went home on furloush at Christmas time In accordance with the law he registered for the U S selective service and was as signed number 254A inakins him con scription on Jan 31 The Elyria draft board said it had no thority to permit him to return his Canadian regiment and tlie Canadian commander said he had no authority to permit him to resign Lord BadenPoweU had retired to Kenya in 1938 and had lived at Nyeri where he died For the last few weeks he had suffered recur rent heart attacks but had shown improvement toward the end of November BadenPowell founded the Boy Scouts in 1905 a year after lie first gathered a group of vouna sters about him on Brmvnsei Island in Poolc harbor in England inri began teaching them wood lore He founded the Girl Guides two years later Lord BadenPowell had always sought to share the credit with others for organizing what became cring blast damaged a j f tlie lown ot Bercttyo H TH rA ingary inflicting VVJU LAJ VJVJ to Unoccupied French Area bombs were seen to hit several military stores buildings causing a number of fires the RAF com munique said Red Cross figures listed more than 14000 Italians taken prisoner by the Greeks since the war began Premier Mussolini high com mand gave no hint of the dawn ins sicKc of Tohruk with the daily fascist war bulletin le mrrcly dial palrol and artillery actions wen rcporlcil Klivpcii Rarrtia and Tohruk On the Greek rmnf the Haiims asserted heavy losses1 were in flicted nn counterinvasion troops from the Aegean kingdom and three Greek planes were reported shot down in flames The Greeks fought on toward the southwestern Albanian port W A S H IN G T O N American Reel Cross announced Wednesday that it was planned to dispatch an American ship late Sergeant Who Loaded Youths on Bus for Trip to Des Moines Hunted DES MOINKS David II McCreery of the Jowa board of control said the 35 un wanted army recruits from the El dora training school for boys be returned to the iuslilu lion some time Wednesday Meanwhile he said thev have been given the freedom of the Fort Des Moines army post Other sources however re ported thai at least two of the youths came into DCS Moines Wednesday morning to watch a radio broadcast Still iimuiijt Ihe missing late Wednesday morning was a man described as Sergeant Richard OLcary who loaded the bovs inlo a bus Tuesday and brought hem lo the army pnst appar ently to he inducted into federal service A search was oil fur the icreeaiil with federal agents state airents ami the police par ticipating McCreery said the man had given the bus driver a government requisition for the transportation of the boys The requisition ap peared to be genuine the chair man said he had been told Earlier Colonel W L Devan post executive of Fort Des Moines said the boys to be released to be returned Col W L Sevan post executive of the Fort Des Moines army post heresaid the boyswere going to be released WeBnesday afternoon lo return to their homes He tiuoted Hollis Miles slate parole officer as saying that the hoys are practically ready fur discharge from the institiilion anyway Chairman David R JUcCreci v of the stale board of ontrol said I Those boys cant go home until i such action has been approved by this board He indicated lhat Miles would confer with the board later in the day Col Clift Andrus temporary commander of tlie Fort DCS Moines irmy post here announced thai Cost of Help for Britain and Greece Is Not Put in Budget TABLE OY PAGE 2 WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked con gress Wednesday for in an unprecedented peacetime budget reflecting a world at war1 and the huge cost ot preparing tor total defense Mr Roosevelt allotted SI0811IHUiOII of his 1912 budget exclusively to national defense estimated the deficit for the year beginningJuly 1 at 59210 09301 and foretold a public debt pushed by thit deficit lo a record by lime 1942 The budget made no provisions for the cost of aid to Britain Greece and China an extensive program to be covered in subse quent appropriations reiiuest Congressional leaders said that the overall cost oE this alone might eventually total but were uncertain on how great the actual cash innspvpi 01Kay W0uld havc Lo lje f01 the 1irst year Irrespective of these future aid nothing in treasury history compared with the huge figures presented to the senate and house since tlie last year of the World war when spending readied 818522895000 and the deficit 5513370638000 A wry turn of ialo places this burden of defense on the hacks of a peaceloving the president said Budget was r HIGHLIGHTS WASHINGTON of the outstanding passages in Presi dent Roosevelts budget message to congress A wry turn ot late places this Ikirdetvof defense from June 1940 to June 1942 on the backs ot a peaceloving peo ple he was making arrangements tr return the youths to the school month loaded with a hectic day in which thev niill iirt flirillt knrmr tlim im iMSunizing wnal oecame lc jiiDamanport identified with his name as of Valona from which a Greek national rliiff 1 j i nnn national chief scout and had be littled his own role He pointed out that others such as Krncst ThompsonScion and Dan Beard iiad formed similar organizations spokesman said 35080 Italian sick and wounded had been shipped home The spokesman declared Tues day night that fascist casualties in dead and wounded could be densed milk and other relief sup plies for unoccupied France and u consignment of flour and mill for Spain I n addition Chairman Nor man H Davis said t It a t the lied Cross had Spanish g o v e r n ni c n l on rerlain condi tions a cargo o wheat or flour a p p a r cntly a shipload to meet the immediate needs of ilie civil ian population The plans were made for relief shipments following the an rrr antl could be do f counted Hie tens of thousands vv cticnei isimc iast the aoi j ians started their invasion of FORECAST r r l Exertion riom Lranking T In former times the press commented the American presi dents message to congress used lo be something which attracted at tention of the whole world but inow our German people will sim ply shake their heads It seemed likely that German editors would make an exten sive effort to show that America i owes so much lo German contri butions that the president has no right to adopt a holier than you attitude toward Germany IOWA Cloudy In partly iloudv occasional drizzle rx trcmc east early Wednesday night becoming fair late Wed nesday nijrhl and much colder jGicocc which soon turned into i desperate defense of Albania j Speculation in the Balkans con tinned to center upon the fate of Bulgaria uneasy at the reported agreement with the British gov ernment for their passage through the blockade The French ami Spanish EOV crnmcnts are bring notified Davis said that the Red Cross is ready proceed with ihc emergency relief shipment under certain dilions These conditions were not didnt know whether they were in or out of the avmy OLeary posed for pictures with tlie contingent Tuesday when the bus reached the army post and then dropped out of sight Colonel Andrus said he thus far has been unable to determine definitely uliciltcr the bus had been chartered by Kovcrnmcnl re quisition for the trip Tiieic were 3i in iho group but army post officials said one youth was called home by the death of a sister O S Von Krog superintendent of the Eldora school said OLeary who wore an army uniform bad But Jlr Roosevelt continued even these big per cent of hem earmarked for de only a forecast of things to come oae can predict Ihe ultimate cost of a program that is still in develop ment v 1 The whole program set forth in this budget has been prepared at a time when no man coula see all Ihc signposts ahead One marker alone slmds out all down the road That marker carries not so much an admonition as a com mand to defend our democratic way of life It is dinserous lo prepare for a little defense It is safe only to prepare for total defense The time has come for imme diate consideration of assuring the i contimialion of Ihc flow ot vitally necessary munitions to Ihose na lions which are defending them selves against attack and against the imposition of new forms of government upon them When recall the staggering changes in the world situation in the last six months we realize how tentative all present eslimalas must be We shall actually expend morei than 25 billion dollars for defense within a t year period This can be accomplished but only if man agcmcnt labor and consumers coi operate to the utmost i The sole guiding marker down the road he added was a com mand to defend our democratic way of life In line with the assertion of his annual message that Ihe nation put patriotism ahead ot pocket books in helping defray defense costs the chief executive called for increased taxation but made no specific recommendations Counting Wednesdays recom the president esli inalcd that since June 1340 de fense appropriations authorize identified himself as a staff ser massing of perhaps 600000 nazi specified but they were believed i trootis across her nnrihrr fnv to involve assurances of complete gcant of the seventh corps area recruiting office von Krog said had spent the weekend at the trainng school and took the ones recom mended by me OLeary left the post soon af ter the boys arrival ami later in Hie evening army officers and the state bureau of investigation sought to set in touch with the man who represented himself In be the army sergeant In clear up the matter DES MOINES John A Heston 51 died here Tuesday of a heart attack attributed to over exertion from cranking a car in the cold weather Heston who lived southwest of nearby Ankcny was attempting to start his car when he collapsed Thursday j troops across her northern fron 1 tier in Rumania BALKAN SPECULATION CENTERS ON BULGARIA j r r T pymgton hormer Iowa DipQ JUUgC U1CS MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day clrtcr moderate cod wave except Rei river valley ami ex treme south Wednesday night colder souih and cast Thursday IN MASON CITY ft i i 1 1 1 j 11 IH uiia GiobcGazcUc weather statisI talked of a drive to the south to I ward Greece or Turkey and some Accommodations the fort were filled to capacity when the freedom for Red Cross authorities arrived but arrangements in distributing and handling thciwcrc made lor them to sleep on supplies cots there elsewhere for a blow at Britain oi Germans in Bulgaria however INJURIES ARE FATAL KORT DODGE Wi August Deppe 65 died in a hospital here Tuesday of injuries suffered when he was struck bv a car Dcppe a farmer north of Fort Dodqc was crossing a highway to his mail box at the time IOWA CITY MFuneral scr vices will be held here Thursday for O A Byingion SI former dis trict court judge and state legis lalor who died Tuesday Bying ton had been ill since September He died in Ins Riverside diivt home here the same place where lie was born Ilci Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation 25 j said the reich had off pushed across Bulgaria Russians that OLcary had called the Waterloo army recruiting office I Relief shipments lo be conj three times in his presence in lined to medical supplies in the making arrangements for the strict sense dried or canned milk I youths lo join trace A thin glare ot ice covered lhcldcnicd lllisaild so did Berlin ground Wednesday caused bv the lho far hos reczing of mist lilies between Thailan and French IndoChina agreement to j clothing and with ccrl Informed of the situation Col la vtamm conccnj E P Noycs of recruiting in Ihc 7lh corps area said in Omaha that he did not reczins YKAK AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall Thailand Siaml took a more critical turn as unconfirmed reports said Siamese invasion forces had penetrated nvlcs into l IndnChina to ihc town of Siso phon Distribution to be effected solely by the American Red Cross cither direct from its own ware houses nr under stvicl supervision I childrens hospitalmd clinics of this program io de pend on developments mid the fulfillment of lie general condi tions of Ihc agreement knmv of any OLeary working is a staff sergeant with hi oifjcc Colonel Noycs said that youths under Ihe age of 21 must have the written consent of their parents ti enlist in the army At any he added they could not enlist if hey were under any kiuil of restraint He said the boys are considered to be under restraint even though von Krog said the boys at Eldora are nil convicted of any crime Earlier Warrant Reported Issued I MARSHALLTOWN uly Sheriff A Lolwing of i Gruiidy county said Thursday a j warrant has been issued against I Richard OLeary charging failure to pay a board bill and passing a false check The deputy said he believed i OLeary is ihe man who rcprej sented himself as a staff sergeant with the seventh corps area re1 fruiting office at Waterloo and i who persuaded O S von Krog i superintendent of the Boys Traini ing school it Kldora to turn over i 35 boys to him for enlistment in j the regular army A state police broadcast covj cring the case against the OLcary I wanted in Grundy county was made on the evening of Jan according to Ihc records in tlie Mnrshalllown police station State board of control officials said they were informed that OLcary Icfi car in nr near Eldora when lie tailed for Des Moines in a bus with 33 boys von Krog released In him J The deputy sheriff said he bc i lievcd the man may have hitiii i hiked back U Eldora to pick up I his car llardin county officers there said they were on the look Thc only reason IVcdcsdays requests were not higher he told reporters was industrys apparent inability to produce any more weapons llian had been budgeted FACTORY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM IS REVEALED In this connection however Mr Roosevelt revealed a S3 000 000000 program of factory con struction lo increase industrial a Minute WASHINGTON OIR ling the budget dinvii lo the niinulc The government will hr spcuidiiiK money at the rale nf SS26775 every miniile in 1942 to account for tlie tolal estimat ed expenditures of S1718r 528049 defence capacity mostly pri vately financed nnd said the budget still might be boosted if sonic of these new factories could get in production quickly enough Tax revenues lie said would reach the highest point in American history al S8275J35 DOO in the 1312 fiscal neriod lull congress should enact morn deciding itself llic types and amounts of the levies National income the president predicted also would iisc to a new record of about S8700000t 000 in the fiscal 1929 by there by vould produce Ine greater lax yields SAYS DEMOCRATIC OF LIFE AT STAKE Turning to nondefcnre costs which he cut S600000000 from the lOll lotalc the chief execu tive explained Ihc absence of deeper rcduclious in Uicse words Democracy as a way ot life is equally at stake Only by maintaining lhce activities re lief social security regular gov ernment activities etc can we claim the effective use of resource which nii democraticsystem is expected lo yield and thus justi fy the expenditure required for its defense Summari7ini the VJ84BOOOoOm defense program undertaken since last June the president said it in cluded SKi704OOCIpOO to nvultiply the army nearly six times from