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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KARL ON 5 R H 1ST MEM A AHr OEPT Of IOWA COUP DES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY tTHE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LJiASED WIBXS FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 14 1941 PAPEfl CONSISTS OF SECTIONS SECTION OJfE NO 81 WILSON REPEATS ECONOMY NOTE Nazis Shower Heavy Bomb Attack on Plymouth LOOK INSIDE FOR T RAID LASTS 3 HOURS LEAVES SORRY SIGHT Germans Make Use of Brilliant Moon to Drop Heavy Loads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nazi fire raiders showered more than 10000 incendiary bombs and many tons of high explosives Plymouth big English shipping port leaving uncounted victims still buried in the debris Tuesday while RAF bombers attacked the German Uboat base at Lorient and the Dunkerque area on the nazi held French coast Civilian fire spotters were credited with saving Plymouth from even greater disaster as the Germans striking in waves took advantage of a brilliant moon and spreading fires to cive the city of 205000 inhabi tants one of its worst poundings The first wave of 30 bombers it was said dropped thousands of incendiaries illuminating the city with a grotesque light Two surface airraid shelters were hit by bombs and two hos pitals and a church damaged In one hospital a single patient was reported killed in a direct hit on a womens ward Ceilings and walls were blasted apart Early reports said casualties feared large but officials declared the j toll was reniark ably the mtcn sity of the raid which lasted Liner Aground on Florida Coast As the 2400JI ton luxury liner Manhattan lay helplessly aeround jiinc miles north of West Palm Beach Fla her 200 passengers bound on a pleasure cruise from New York to San Francisco by way of the Panama canat were taken off w about three hours Eyewitnesses said Plymouth LINER WALLOWS Testimony in KinneyCady IN in at dawn was a sorry sight BRITISH SHIPPING LOSSES SHOW MUCH REDUCTION More cheerful news for Britons came from the London admiralty with a report that only four mer chant ships totaling 14687 tons were sunk in the vveclc ended Jan of the lightest weckV losses since the war began Authoritative British Quarters said the decrease was due to bad weather conditions concerted RAF attacks on nazi naval bases and the gradual reinforcement of escorts for British shipping convoys FASCISTS CLAIM 10 BRITISH WARSHIPS HIT Premier Mussolinis high com mand meanwhile pictured a joint axis offensive against Britains Mediterranean fleet as having hit ten British men owar since Jan 9 including a battleship ot the 31100 ton Malaya class two air craft carriers two cruisers three destroyers one big warship and one submarine i Fascist newspapers also claimed a third cruiser and two British steamship damaged another submarine sunk and a destroyer anparentlv Oil to Be Pumped Out Before Next Effort to jMove Vessel Is Made WESTPALM BEACHFla ff United States liner Manhat tan her 200 cruise passengers safely ashore wallowed in the suirt Tuesday while salvage operations planned hew tactics to free thc vessel from a sand bar W H Lee company engineer who Hew here from New York said the 24000 ton steamer would be pumping out oil SURF Case Is Presented aunr Deaths o 400 Hogs Involved in Suit and Slander Counterclaim suit involving more than con tinued in district court liere Tues day with counsel for Dr W D Kinney staling that he would prove a claim against Tjr G W Cady Mason City veterin jury that he would not only dis prove that claim but establish a S50000 claim for slander against the Texas oil man 14100 pounds Aug 20 5700 pounds Aug 21 7300 pounds Aug 22 8300 pounds Aug 23 8780 pounds Aug 24 3500 pounds and Aug 25 to 28 small er amounts Dr Cady vaccinated the hogs on Aug 13 to 15 Mr Moe pointed out The vaccination has no effect for the first five days according to authorities and thereafter deaths will diminish he said He asserted that the deaths in the Kinney herd were from cholera nnd resulted because the hogs were not vaccinated soon enough Think Hitler to Attempt to Seize Eire By 3IAX BOYD WASHINGTON Ifp Belief spread among American military experts Tuesday that Adolf Hit lers next stroke would be an attempted invasion of Eire to pro cure Irish bases for a fiercer air and submarine war on Britains vital shipping Tlie current furious raids by the K A F upon the socalled invasion bases on the European continent were interpreted in many quarters as a reflection of British apprehension that jiavi eyes are now fixed on Ire land The opinion was expressed widely here that German trans ports from the channel ports and from Norway would attempt to land troops a n d mechanized equipment under cover of dark ness wliile parachute troops and airtransported infantry de scended simultaneously to seize strategic flying fields Calculations as to the timing of any invasion attempt were con fused by conflicting faclors Win ters fog and long nights for ex ships but hinder aerial opera lions In any event the experts agree the British navy would be on the alert for any troop movement by surface ships and would seek to blow the convoys out of the wat er a task that might be of major proportions if the German higli command decided to risk the reichs remaining Warships to im prove the strokes success The aerial thrust at Ireland would be much more elusive to combat Once any large body of German troops won a foothold on Irish soil military authori ties said il would be a costly and difficult operation to dis lodge them TAFT ATTACKS F R PROPOSAL FOR BRITISH AID Senator Clark Wants Committee to Hear Kennedy and Bullitt WASHINGTON scrapping of President Roosevelts leaselend plan for aid to Britain was demanded Tuesday by Sena tor Taft ROhio in a counter proposal calling Tor cash loans if j and when needed Also Tuesday Senator Ciark DiMoK saitt he favored calling Joseph Kenneuy and William C Bulllttt to testify before the senate foreign relations com mittee regarding the adminis trations leaselend bill for aid to Great Britain Clark said that the two should j be able to give valuable back ground information on the war Bullitt Clark said has been traipsing up and down the country i trying to get up a war 1 would ample offer a shield to troop hke to know what commitments Gov niattlicw 31 Nccly Took Midnight Oath to Fill Senate Vacancy PAGE 2 Farm Income in Iowa 10 Per Cent Higher STATE PAGE Thc wrecking tug Willcl sum moned from Key West stood by for a fresh attempt will crew yucl First caHed to the stand i cient time to take effect gear that have floated a dozen or more ocean liners in recent years The Manhattan bound from New York to San Francisco went firmly aground Sunday night about nine miles north of this winter re sort The grounding did little more than jar the excursionists more of whom were at dinner but the ship was stuck fast 250 yards from shore After the coast guard cutters Vigilant and Mojave tried in vain for several hours Monday to tow attempt to pull IvaViV lhc vaccination had had suffi could 3500 ness on Dr rCiiineys targe Lltnt tlmc tilce cIect Iess to an invader than ranch at Whcclcrwood seven miles 1ie lold tllc Do1 England because of her lack of northwest of Mason City when the 5CMaso City had been hired antiaircraft and antitanU guns herd was struck by an epidemic bDlCady to investigale liic ietanks planes and oilier modern he has made on behalf of this country Bullitt formerly occupied key positions as ambas sador to Great Britain and France respectively Taft a member of the foreign relations committee said lhat for congress the important thing in this issue was to refuse the presi dent the broad powers proposed in the bill and to keepBritish our own linking them in the legislation The Oliioans announcement lo newsmen that he would de vote his efforls to setting thc bill killed apparently put him on the side of Senator Wheeler D Mont and those others who have indicated that regard less of modifications only the defeat of thc administration plan would satisfy them Buckeyes Take Top in Big Ten Race SPORTS PAGE ICY MIST IN PARTS OF IOWA Freezing Drizzle in Des Moines Iowa City Other Points Reported r aid separate from DES MOINES icy mist glazed parts ot Iowa streets high way and walks Tuesday slowing HOME GUARD POWERS ASKED FOR GOVERNOR Iowas Executive Outlines Viewpoints Before Legislature DES MOINES Iff gov ernment costs are rising spectac ularly the world over Gov George A Wilson Tuesday sounded an economy keynote for Iowa by telling Die legislature that the crying need is no more taxes Addressing tlie joint session or the Iowa senate ami house tlie slates chief executive in Ms biennial message recommended squeezing inefficiency out of the various slate department by further use of the reorganiza tion wringer V V Republican part y leaders viewed the message as the begin ning of Hie second generation of the GOP stale government econ omy drive begun two years ago Wilson the 1939 economy pro gram has resulted in SlsoOOOO annual savings in stale govern ment costs In Tuesdays message the gov ernor came out against loss lead ers in merchandising He ap proved the principle of aid to de pendent children improvements in the school systems and con tinuation of the larmmarket road building program On the war front lie suggested that automatic power be vested in the chief executive to organise the liner into deep waters passengers were removed the ADMIT THREAT TO KILL PAIR last summer j v IMr Erickson explained that the IIOKS on the headquarters farm were cared for in three new hoghouses two 160 feet loiif and 70 feet wide each con taining 115 pens and one 110 feet long and 10 feel wide containing 98 pens In addition several thousand hogs were cared for on eight other farms First sign ot the epidemic was the death of a sow on July ll the witness testified and 248 other hogs died between then and Aug port that Dr Kinney had made statements which might injure the local veterinarians profes sional reputation and that the slander suit was based on such statements Eaton Factories Closed by Strike Ordered Opened The substitute Wan program which Taft advanced would hei general shortage of1 come operative when British ficially acknowledged in Dublin assets were exhausted and would pace and making even pedestrian traffic difficult The strange dead of winter weather will continue at least an other clay the weather bureau said with freezing rain or drizzle complicating transportation in ail parts of the state North Iowa so far had escaped the sleet Temperatures averaged about 12 degrees above normal Tues day the bureau added with tiie reading that are nor mal for this lime of the year nowhere in sight The bureau reported freezing or freezing rain earlier this month The actual strength of Eires armed forces is not known One of the last prewar compilations placed the combined total of reg ular army reserves and air forces at less than 30000 men Sine Britains situation became critical however this strength is believed to have been increased consider ably DETROIT iPi James 12 when Dr Cady was called to Dewey federal labor conciliator T 0 the ranch lo treat them During j announced Tuesday that as a dc LCStei AoOUt Same Hospital Authorities pj Report Condition of r I L A1L C 1 be limited in the first instance to 51000000000 had 54000000000 m cash and marketable securities the United at Omaha Atlantic DCS Moines MoiUevuma Iowa City Davenport aOO000000 and olher observation points Tatt said commerce The snippcls forecast was a Biitam itill minimum of 25 above zero Tuesl day night in thc north half ofj Iowa and 3D above in Uie south States If tile first loan proved insufficient for Brit ain he added congress grant further sums The Taft counterplan was the widest departure from the admin half Mondays high istration program yet offered by could cily Whjje Monday niglUs low was 25 at Mason City It was 26 at Charles City Traces ot precipi tation were reported at Sioux critics positive suggestions It ran contrary to President Koose City Des Moiucs and Davenport and 09 at Mount Ayr and 02 at Omaha i that period the hogs were treated fcnsc by Dr PctciMalcolm DCS Moines lhal al planls ot tlc Eaton i former stale veterinarian he said uficturing company be reo Bob French and Pete Wells Confess Held in Jail at Osage French ot Fari bault Minn and Pete Wells ot Osage have confessed writing a The authoritative Rome news paper II Giornale dltalio de clared Britain was sending strong troop reinforcements from Eng land to Greece and to Egypt sail ing in double convoy as protection against attacks by Italian and Gelman torpedo boats and bomb ers GREEKS REPORT KESISTANCE WEAKENED On thc Albanian picked Greek shock troops werelbor Sheriff Charles Katlian of reported being rushed through theMitchell county said Tuesday j gap torn in the Italian lines at i The men together with Sam Klisura m an effort to keep thc i Smith and his sons John and Sam fascist forces from making a new j Smith Jr are being held in i stand j Mitchell county jail here pending filing of charges by the county Thc Greeks said Italian rr j tornev i slslancc was greatly weakened j According to Sheriff Katlian and lhal Ihc character of the Smith objected to thc iNabor terrain between Klisura and couple having his d a u s h t c r Bcrau in the Albanian oil i Fanny at thcir home andlie and fields offered few natural barhis sons helped French write the i ners to their advance letter which was headed R a t j Exterminators Incorporated i A Greek communique reported j Smith resented thc Nabor the capture of additional Italian i couple taking his daughter to prisoners and four tanks but did i meetings of a religious j Guy tinvillc Cedar Rapids at torney for Dr Kinney asserted in his opening statement to the jury that Dr Malcolm had decided that the hogs were not suffering from cholera He also stated that evi dence would be presented to prove that a double vaccination with cholera serum and virus such as was performed on the hogs by Dr Cady would kill those hogs if they measure he would insist Man anct all striking employes put back The condition of Eugene Lester year old Mason Cityan who to work The strike was badly beaten and robbed of rtral1n biil veils recent assertion that the i dollar sign should be eliminated i from the whole question of Amerii Knv n vine rr i can aid to Britain U5 1 Ilcs lu 1 Suggestions for modification or Jlimiied revamping of the admitiij 11 uc aii at tlie Eaton plant in Saginaw Mich and has spread to the companys factories in Detroit Battle Creek and Mar shall in Michigan and Cleveland Ohio About affected 3500 workers are This marks the first timesuch step hw letter in which they threatened were already suffering from some whclc jn saM to kill Mr and Mrs Marion Na other disease than cholera j cy in miKHmcng demar taken any He said they would prove that j Dr Cady had only examined thoroughly two hogs in one of Hie nine herds and that even those two hogs did not have j cholera Dr Cady nevertheless i demand ttal in his home last Saturday evening was described as about the same at Park 1 day afternoon Drowns 1 I to pile up and there BEACH Cal i Compton G playing on a float in Alamitos bay lost his shoe in j the water He toppled in trying to reach lions that some of them might be osmlal Tues collsidcccl acceptable by admin istration leaders recovered partial T1le slarl f legislative consciousness but not lo the ex tent that anything he might say would be reliable his physician said Meanwhile local police thc measure had to be postponed until cause of the inability of Secretary of State Hull and Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthaii to appear the plants be reopened The dispute can be settled aftj Iocs cr the plants are running bee Dewey said he took his action with thc authorization ofthc i it 1 tional defense advisory commit IVlaTSnall raita tn Proceeded to vaccinate all of the Sion and thc department of la 1Yldr5IldU raliS SoOO hogs with the result that am thc strike MOO of them died the Cedar nc nid nltomobilc not identify the sector where this success was scored While the British army of the Nile continued to mass its strength around the beleaguered Libyan port of Tobruk British sources in London expressed belief General Sir Archibald P Wavell had his plans nearly ready to try to ad minister a knockout blow to the Italians in east Africa The British press association said that an Italian defeat in cast Africa seemed so probable thc government was ready lo grant not only safe conduct but fa cilities for removal of women and children from there faith at Mason City the sheriff said Tfc was not a believer m the faith and did not want his L A Mpc Mason City allor ney ill his opening statement for Dr Cady said that oilier hoc lierds on the Winncbago river nnd its Iributaries above the Kinney ranch had cholera be fore it broke oul in the Riniicy herd and mentioned particular ly thc Bratrud brothers farm from which dead hogs were daughter attending its meetings it to the rendering works was explained 53 Million Daily LONDON war ef fort now is costing about 553000 000 a day It cost daily i Aug iO from July 25 to 29 He listed the amount of hugs hauled to the rendering works from the Kinney ranch after thc deaths became heavy as follows Aug 7 2100 pounds Aug 8 i 4100 pounds Aug n 4700 pounds Before Grand 1 j Jury After SuBpena I Thc Eaton company supplies air i plane engine parts NEW YORK Marj shall chairman of the No Foreign I War committee said Tnnsdav BROWN NAMED BY OHIO STATE SPORTS BULLETIN COLUMBUS Ohio high school coach Paul E Brown Tuesday was appointed head foot ball coach at Ohio State univer sity the nations fifth largest col lege War committee said Tuesday he i had not appeared before a federal j grand jury in Washington because legal counsel had advised him j that a purported subpcna was a i nullity i Marshall was called to appear j Tuesday by the grand jury which is investigating political cam paign expenditures In a statement Marshall said he had flown to Washington Moni day and had sought the advice ofj counsel of the American Newsj paper Publishers association in 1940 Army navy and air force6400 pounds vofls combined averaged S47628000 daily in thc First days of 1941 The rest went for 51 pounds Aug JlJ The Massillon Ohio miracle BURKE XOW G O P Aug 12 13930mentor was selected unanimously OMAHA Senator pounds Aug U GI 40 pounds by thc universitys athletic board Edward R Burke changed his pol 14 3130pounds AUK 13 just 28 days after Coach Francis ilieal registration frcm democratic1 oOSO pounds Aug 16 11700 A Schmidt famed exponent of to republican Tuesday on his re1 colonies interest and managcmcnl national 17 9700 pounds razle danfe football his enturnfrom Washington o resume j IF I I VJUIU i debt and ordinary expenditures i Auc 18 14700 pounds Aug 13 lire staff resigned ngto his private law practice SENATOR ROBERT A powers to F R The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy occasional light freezing rain or drizzle Tuesday night and Wednesday not much change in tempera ture MINNESOTA Cloudy occa sional lisht snow north and 71c or light rain south Tuesday nighl anil Wcsancsday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday Minimum Holiday 25 At 8 a m Tuesday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum IB lUinhnum 14 Precipitation oO Snowfall 5 inches Extended Forecast CHICAGO tore1 cast for thc period from p m i j Jan 14 to p m Jan 18 Upper Mississippi valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Mini ncsota except those portions that i drain into the Great temperature will average near j normal hat wanner wca ther is indicated by Thursday j colder by Saturday Precipitation j will be mostly light over northern TAFT 1 portion and moderate over southi i cm portion of the district a home guard1 if one is deemed necessary He also advised cau tion on the construction of a state building because of the absorp tion of both labor and material in the national defense program In the political field he rec ommended 4 year terms for elec tive county officials The governor economy siic scslions included miisl not permit our selves o make expenditures without accepting the responsi bility to levy taxes to meet such expenditures To do otherwise is unfair to the generations lo come 2 Designation of he comptrol ler as a sort of a financial generalissimo with thc func tions of supervising state ac counting and conducting thc audit of state departments other tlian his own 3 Immediate installation in departments of stale an adc nualc system of bookkeeping anil accounting simplified so thai all can understand At the present lime the message said confusion exists and even those skilled in financial matters often differ as to Ihcir conclusions A central purchasing aKcnt tn buy materials and equipment lor all stale departments r More understandable annual J reports friim the tlcparlments Some of them arc nccdlessly hniR complicaleil obscured hy statistics or deficient in im porlant facts 6 Strengthening and broaden ing of the car dispatcher law which has removed from thr road no less than S3 motnr ve hicles formerly operated al state expense 7 A staggering uf llic rencxv al times of drivers licenses issued every two years to more than lODOOOO Iowa motorists Hy spreading out lhc renewal limes lhc regular employes rm handle the wnrk and the congestion can be relieved 8 An annual inventory of all properly ouned by the slate The governor called for courage tolerance and faitii even though it somclinics appears there is s GOV GEORGE A WILSON Slnre Reorganization   

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