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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 1 R i C i f f H i s r UEW s r OEPT or COMP OES MQINES I A VOL XL vn THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIX LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATUEPAY JANUARY 11 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT TIUS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 79 BOP NOMINATES BLUE FOR SPEAKER Moore Manager of Local HAD BEEN HERE SINCE BUILDING OF PLANT IN 16 Funeral Service to Be Conducted Monday at Green Bay Wis Earl C Moore 65 manager the Mason City plant of the Amer ican Crystal Sugar company since 1029 died Friday evening in a Chicago hospital where he had been confined for nearly a year with heart disease Funeral serv ices are to be held Monday after noon at 2 oclock at the macher funeral home Green Bay is former home Mr and Mrs Moore left their home in Mason City in October 1939 to spend the winter in Flori da because of his poor health They later stavttd home after his health had become increasingly worse stopping in Chicago for m examination Feb 17 1D40 He never left the hospital He was born in Johnstown N Y July 11 1875 He was in the hardware business at Green Bay before coming to Waverly in the EARL C MOORE same business When the Iowa su fiar company was organized at Waverly he became agriculturalist and later manager In 1916 the Waverly plant was 1 closed and a group of officials DONNELL VOTE INVESTIGATED Preparations for Inaugural Monday in Missouri Canceled JEFFERSON CITY Mo The Missouri legislature Saturday authorized a committee to investi gate unmistakable evidences of fraud and irregularity in the re publican gubernatorial election of of the MichiganSugar company who had a financial interest in the Iowa Sugar company organized the Northern Sugar corporation at City Mr Moore was agri cultural corpor ation from the building of the plant and later ofthe American Beet Sugar company which be came the American Crystal Sugai company in 1925 He is survived by his wife who May Charlotte Resch of Green Bay Wis before the mar riage and by two sisters the Misses Jessie and Alice Moore both of Johnstown N Y vCTii m uluce un He was a member of the is completed copalian church and n Mason The committee was ordered Forrest C Donnell DONNELL Donnell can celed elaborate preparations for his inaugura tion which had been scheduled Monday Even before the leg islature voted the investiga tion it had re fused to certify his election Gov Lloyd C Stark a demo crat will re main in office until the investiga t inn it j FLEEING FASCIST FORCES BOMBED Low Flying Greek and British Warplanes Machine Gun Italians ATHENS Paced by low flying Greek and British planes reported bombing and machine gunning retreating Italians the Greek captors of Klisura pressed onward toward Berati Albania Saturday according to dispatches from the front Important heights dominating JJ the road to Berati north of fallen Klisura were reported occupied and additional prisoners and war materials taken by the Greeks A large number of fully loaded supply trucks were said to have been abandoned by the Italians Others were knocked out of com mission by Greek airmen LOOK INSIDE FOR D C STEFHENSOX Klan ExChief to Go to Prison From Hospital PAGE 2 begin its inquiry not later fhaii Jan 27TJ The investigating committee is one which as a joint committee Jd reported to the legislature evidences of fraud and excessive use of election money In bringing the charges it asked to be Im powered to make a complete and sweeping investigation of them The four republicans on the com mittee denied the accusations in a minority report Republicans in the minority in both houses bitterly fought the investigation They sought to have another committee appointed com posed equally of democrats and republicans Then they tried to postpone action on the investiga tion proposal In a wild session NAZI AVIATORS COME TO AID OF ITALY IN RAID Joint Offensive Air Action in Mediterranean Sea Is Described By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bomb and aerial torpedo hits already on four British warships the German and Italian high commands issued par allel announcements Saturday that axis air forces had joined m of fensive action against British sea power in the Mediterranean The Rome newspaper 11 Gior nale d Italia said the action is continuing Between them the Berlin and Rome communique from the axis high commands reported that two British aircraft carriers a cruiser and a destroyer had been hit by torpedo planes and dive bombers They were the first announce ments that the German luftwaffe had come to Italys aid in the Mediterranean The Italian high command called it fraternal close cooperation saying the nais participated brilliantly The first encounter between jointaxis air power and British seapqwer in the Mediterranean occurred in the Sicilian channel neck of the Mediterranean between the Italian island of Sicily and Tunisia NorthAfrica DO miles at its narrowest point It was an attack on a convoy strongly protected by warships Presumably the convoy was one reported previously attacked in the western Mediterranean Jan 9 when the Italians said their bombs hit a British battleship That claim had been denied unofficially in London The convoy had passed through the channel about noon Friday when the Italians and Germans swept down upon it said Stefani official Italian news agency Apparently the convoy was bound for Egypt Two Italian torpedo planes first attacked according to Stefani These planes have to swoop close to the water aiming themselves so as to launch their charges to ward the target The sea carries them from there on One of the two Italian planes was credited with launching a torpedo into an aircraft carrier Britisch planes swarmed up from the carrier it was said and fought violently with the fascist and nazi assailants The British a heavy majority Tiie contest was brought at the Senators Discuss AidtoBritain Bill T if H il x WILL WORK OUT BASE LEASES US Delegation lo Draw Formal Papers Will Go to England WASHINGTON state department announced Saturday that a delegation American of ficials would leave for London on Jan 17 to work out formal leases for American naval and air bases acquired from Great Britain The eight bases in the western hemisphere were received in re turn for 50 World war destroyers transferred to Great Britain The announcement said The president has designated the following American officials to proceed to London to work out the technical details o fthe formal leases in connection with the mil itary bases of the United States in Newfoundland Bermuda the Bahamas Jamaica St Lucia Trinidad Antigua and British Guiana agreed upon in exchange of notes between the governments oE the United States and Great Britain under date of Septcmber 2 1940 Charles Fahy assistant solici tor general Colonel Harry J Ma lony field artillery United States army Commander Harold Biesc WASHtNGTOlsr methods by which the administra tion would extend aid lo Britain under the proposed leaselend bill began lo take shape Saturday even as congressional critics called for restriction of the vast power which the measure would confer upon President Roosevelt a e insistence of the democratic stale committee after Chairman C M Hulen had privately investigated the election Official returns gave Donnell a St Louis attorney the eleclion by 3613 votes Hulen said Lawrence McDaniel the democratic candi date and former St Louis excise commissioner actually had won by a 9000 majority STRUCK BY CAR DIES DAVENPORT first auto fatality for 1941 was re corded Saturday with the death of Henry Weisheit 53 Davenport Weisheit was struck by an auto driven by James J Olinger at an intersection fire The Italian communique said the attackers escaped unscathed The Italian high comtnaam 1 placed more emphasis on the collaboration than did the Ger man meier United Slates navy The announcement added thut these officials would go to Lis Methods for Increasing Aid to Britain Are Taking Shape Opposition Reported Developing to New by FrRr two years and it should be ter minated earlier if either cbngres Second Ilief nf m Iltii imiA s umci of operations should be required to certify as lo the desirability of snipping various types of military equipment abroad The house was expected lo act first on the measure and Chair man Bloom D N Y called his 14 Breakins Are Confessed by Local Man Robert Charles Simmons 23 walked into the Mason City po lice station Saturday to clear he name of his brother George Sim nous of a bad check charge Jut confessed to breaking and en uring 14 business plates inMason City before he was through The Harold Wolfe looked him in the eyes It was not magic on lie chiefs part either He knew the minulc lie saw the man it was not worry about a check cashed it a local meat market by his brother as he told officers previously that caused him to worry The chief spotted Simmons instantly as the man who broke into Sam Ruizes store back in 1935 Simmons went lo Ana mosa for that job which was done in he same manner as the breakins Friday morning The chief then night captain arrested Simmons at that time Come into my office said the chief When they hud seated them selves on each side of the chiefs desk the chief looked him in Hie eyes and said Now what time was it that you started to break into these stations Simmons admitted immediately he broke into one Then another and another and before he was through he signed a confession to breaking into H in all Simmons told police tbut he started on South Federal ave nue when he knew the officers would be changing shifts lie said he worked north breaking the windows with a gloved fist After stopping at a cafe near Second streetand South Federal avenue fa ra drink he picked up pjSideiit dec ares that the avwe fo drink he picked up emergency is over avenue for adrink he picked up Second he asserted the army c c which lle uscd to brak On North Federal WINNER ON 5TH BALLOT OF PARTY CAUCUS Eagle Grove Attorney Overtakes Irwin Who Held Post Previously DES MOINES IX Blue Eagle Grove attorney Sat urday won the republican nomi nation for the speakorship of the Iowa house of representatives with 54 votes on the fifth ballot Nomination is tantamount to election Fortyfour voles were required for the nomination There arc IB republicans in the lower house and 22 democrats John It Iriiiii of Keokuk seeking his second term as speaker led on the first bal lol with D3 votes and Blue cune next with 17 From then on Irwin lost strength while Blue gained from four to 14 votes on each succeeding tuliy A H Avery of Spencer who started with seven votes with drew after Die third ballot and David A Dancer of Lamoni one of the procaucus favorites among Die opposition tu Irwin withdrew after the fourth Dancer had 15 votes on the first ballot held his own on the second and then began to lose Henry W Burma of Allison an other precaucus favorite with the antilrwin group polled 13 voles on he first tally and slumped to two on the filth FA LatchawoE Wilton Junc tion withdrew from therace early1 Saturday but he received onevote on thefirst ballot The vote on each ballot was as follows avenue he followed the police on their rounds so as to work after the police had passed each place on inspection according to his confession Senator Byrnes DS Car who participated in preliminary on the legislation introduced in congress Friday said it was likely that if ap proved the leaselend program ivould be put into operation by the president chiefly through the new office of production management n Tliis it was said would make for complete correlation from start to finish between production for American and that for British use The office headed by William S Knudsen and Sidney Hillman with Secretaries Stimson and Knox as members already has been charged by the president with full responsibility for American pro duction I In addition other Saturday morning he left home foreign con I sidcr it Monday Bloom said he dVDSSFd i tm llnll hoped to complete hearings bv Thursday Avtry II WH IVrt WJ PUT ITALIANS LOSS AT 801 CAIRO middle east high command Saturday night es timated Italian losses since start of the British desert blitzkrieg at about 80000 killed wounded and taken prisoner and paid British forces had smashed ahead a total of 230 miles from the starting point of their drive bon via Clipper plane from New j might b that agencies such struction York ca sources said s tlic recon finance corporation lled upon to handle Complains Because He Hasnt Been Taxed RACINE Witt is a man in a million He com plains because he hasnt been taxed To an astounded city treas urer Witt presented n S137 chock for personal property taxes For 11 years Witt complained the city has neglected to send him a tax bill Marshalltown Star Beaten 8 Des Moines Boys Are Held MARSHALLTOWN DCS Moines boys all said to be students at Roosevelt high school there were charged with assault and battery here Saturday following what was described as an assault on Johnson high school senior and star ath lete at midnight Friday Goering Declares No NaziIndustrial Plants Destroyed by British BERLIN to an audience of miners at Haudcr flieger Marshal Hermann Goer ing No 2 nazi said Saturday that not a single industrial plant in Germany or Germancontrolled territory had been destroyed by enemy action On the contrary he said at some points in England production has been decreased from 60 to 70 per cent by our at tack and general British produc tion has been cut from 10 to 50 per cent Crom ReElected r 1 Farm Bureau Chief STATE PAGE Johnson was knocked uncon scious and will not be able to play against North high at Des Moines Saturday night itwas announced According to the story told by officers here the Des Moines boys stopped at Johnsons home and asked for him When he came to the door they asked him if he knew a girl in Des Moines and j before he could answer knocked him out His brother John who slo came to the door was given similar treatment Des Moines police were notified and a radio broadcast was put out over the state system The boys were picked up by police at Ames Their names were given by po lice as Bob Helferty Pat Manley Bob Club Thomas G Hudebeck Keith McGinnis George Cobert Bruce Fulenwider and Wesley Thorpe Fathers of the Fulenwider and Thorpe boys came here early Sat urday morning and after a con ference with Mr Johnson and high school authorities agreed to u auinoniics the boys father Anton pay all costs and medical Johnson appeared the DCS Moines after which it was expected trfc boys ran to their car Local and I charges would be dropped PLANE WAVES ATTACK LONDON Fire Fighters Claim Many Fires Have Been Quickly Smothered LONDON of Ger man planes laden with incendiary and high explosive bombs as sailed London Saturday night in another great fire raid but this time fire fighters were reported to have smothered many of the in cendiaries before they could gain headway Even so many small fires lighted the sky where British interceptor planes sought to beat oft the attackers i some phases of the program j The first necessity for making j tlic program effective Byrnes said I is a survey of production capacity to determine exactly how much and what kinds of equipment can be supplied to the British He pre dicted that the chief items to be furnished would be airplanes destroyers and cargo vessels These he said arc the things which Britain is most anxious to obtain At the capital with both sen ate and house in recess admini stration leaders laid plans for has tening action on the aid legisla tion which in addition to author izing the loan and lease of war equipment on any terms the presi dent may fix would permit the communication of defense infor mation to warring democracies j and allow the repair of British warships and planes in American shipyards and factories But in several quarters op position of various sorts was de veloping One group of oppon ents including Senators Johnson R Cal Wheeler D Mont and Clark D dis cussed the measure at an infor mal conference Friday night They were expected to try lo defeat the bill and failing that to propose numerous restrictive amendments They have generally been at odds with administration foreign policy On the other hand Senator Austin of Vermont the actingre publican leader of the senate said BRIGHT WEEKEND IS IN PROSPECT Fair and Mild Weather Edges In on Winters Foothold in Iowa DES MOTNES and mild weather edged in on win ters tenure in Iowa Saturday with the prospects bright for a pleasant weekend Temperatures rose generally over the state Friday with a maximum of 50 degrees reported at Mount Ayr and the weather bureau said that low readings of 30 degrees or above were ex pected in all sections of the state Saturday night No precipitation was reported m the last 1M hours and were clear in all but the cast section Friday was 1 that while he was in sympathy lay nights lowest reading D 5 degrees at Iowa Falls It DUV Deer 7 at City The After Blue bad been declared lie j winner Irwin moved to make his of his brother Lee who washomc i unanimous by ae on furlough He thought in tiii1 manner he would escape detection Dancer then was elected speaker by the officers he confessed i pvo lcm Curtis Gregory After reaching the business secI oil Acicl tloo leader both by ac clamation Gregory is floor leader takes the post held by Blue for the last two sessions Blue ns the retiring floor lender had called Saturdays caucus to order ami then Gregory was elec ted caucus chairman All SB republican members of llic house of representatives at tended the caucus reflecting the keen interest the state had taken in the spcakershin fight After selecting Gregory as their permanent caucus chairman the G O p representatives went into executive session to choose their nominee for chief clerk of the A national defence program will j house The veteran A C Gustuf be presented at the meeting of son was selected the Junior division of Die Cham Blue the new speaker i12 n World war veteran and a lifelong resident of Eagle Grove He was Wright county attorney from 1924 to 1931 This is his fourth tcnn in tiic legislature No committee of any kind will be packed cither for or against any kind ff proposition Blue de clared in his remarks of apprecia tion after he had won the nomina tion America is facing a crisi It may be miy not be he continued There arc no concentration ramps m America and there can lie no reprisals against any man because of the position he has taken in this conference Blue announced an open riooi1 tion he changed clothes in the Cerro Gordo county courthouse leaving the uniform in a wash room The concrete with which lie broke the windows was left be hind the city hall where officers recovered it Saturday Simmons will have his prelim inary hearing in police court Mon day morning on a charge of break ing and entering in the night time Defense Program to Be Given Monday at Junior Chamber Session bcr of Commerce Monday night C It Moovc of the navy recruiting office will show two moving pic tures Wings of the Navy and Canada at War The Monday nigiit meeting will be held in the Pine room of the Hotel Hanford Arrangement for the awarding arc being made S of a distin guished service medalat a meet ing Jan 27 This will be given lo some man between the ages of 21 and 35 Cards Alleged I O IU cury averaged 8 degrees above normal Saturday morning The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday warmer Saturday and extreme cast Sunday MINNESOTA Fair south west partiy cloudy north and cast Saturday niBht and Sun day warmer Saturday night slightly colder northeast and extreme north Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis with basic administration foreign policy he believed there should some check on the authority pro posed for the president j First Austin said the life of the legislation should be limited to1 tics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation DLS MOINES forged draft registration cards re portedly uacd by high school stu dents hereto prove they were 21 so they could buy beer and cigarets were being rounded up Saturday by Iowa National Guard and draft board authorities Harry B Grund fourth area draft board chairman here and Lieut Col R A Lancaster assist ant adjutant general of Iowa said three North High school students reported an Iowa National guards man had attempted to sell the cards for 25 cents each They said the guardsman de nied all knowledge of the regis tration cards and that he was not held 29 12 1 CAXT DIVIDE STAMP CANTON N Y Half of j three is not one and a half in the Canton postoffice Postal workers I returned two unsealed letters lo a the woman who mailed them with trace half of a three cent stamp on each UOBEIIT BLUE G O F
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