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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME o E s CN J wtu AR or A M o f M e s i COM P VOL XLVII ASSOCtATED PftESS THE NEWSPAPfR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WTHE3 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 20 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS FAPEn CONSISTS OF TUO SECTIONS SECTION ONE J j j uj xx w iJLAfc i ui i tiCCTXlOiSS OKE NO 88 I OEMOCRACYTR Hitler Reach ASr SITE FOR AXIS CONFERENCE IS NOT DISCLOSED Political Discussions Appear in Forefront Communique Reveals By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN agree ment was reached between AdolC Hitler and Benito Mussolini dur ing their meeting in an undis closed place Monday in the pie ence of German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbcntrop and Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano according to an official announcement by DNB the German official news agency The DNB communique said fuehrer and il duce on the occasion of their meeting in the presence of the ministers of the axis had an extensive conversation concerning the situation It came off in the spirit of the heartfelt friendship between the two government chiefs and of theclose fighting alliance existing between the German and Italian people It resulted in complete ac cord as regards the views of both concerning all questions Further details of the meeting rwere not disclosed If military advisers were pres From this it would seem the discussions were principally po litical rather than military al though it must be remembered that the fuehrer and il duce are commandersinchief of their respective forces and have as sumed full military responsibil ity for lhe conduct of their arm ies navies and air forces What surprised foreign corres pondents most was the fact that the statement folloved by onlv two hours the official denial that such a conference was planned The official communique failed to disclose the time and place of Hie meeting but it was certain that it was not held in Berlin This was the fifth official meet ing of the German and Italian chieftains during the war As the two axis ieaciers always discuss matters in greatest detail and from the broadest viewpoint possible it may also be taken for granted that their survey included President Roosevelts message to congress and Secretary of State Hulls deposition before the house foreign relations committee bills for U S lendlease legislation and utterances by other American statesmen such as Naw Secretary Frank Knox War Secretary Hen ry L Stimson and Joseph P Ken nedy retiring American ambas sador to London LOOK INSIDE FOR Hocus Pocus of Axis Aims at Nerves By DEWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst As usual the reports of a meet ing between the axis chiefs are surrounded by a fog of mystery so thick you couldnt cut it with a of course but still pretty effective advertising for the firm of Hitler and Mus solini Tlie purpose of this hocus pocus isnt to cone eal any thing b u t ra ther to attract a 11 e n lion It adds to the im prcssiveness of the axis proce dure and is Mackenzie c a 1 c u lated lo increase the nerve strain imposed on the enemy The fact that the world at large including this columnist is again paying a penny for a look at this peepshow in dicates that the mystery stunt hasnt lost its attraction However there is no mystery about the paramount problems which lhe dictators have before them The main questions are these 1 How to make a killing of Britain within the next few months before American aid puts the allies beyond the danger mark 2 What policy to pursue to ward America in view of the all out program aid forBritain 3 What Hitler can So to save Mussolini from being knocked clean out of the war t Hoiv to repair the axis eco nomic and supply fences which have been badly damaged by the British blockade The first of these is the moat vital Mario Appelius authori tative fascist writer Monday predicts a tremendous nazi offen sive in about two months That undoubtedly is a pure guess but it looks like a good one Two months will bring us up close to April and the good weather for military operations There are several moves which Hitler might make but as I have remarked before all will be sub sidiary to and leading up to an assault on England direct Only by smashing the mother country can the nazi fuehrer get a quick end to the war Therefore we may expect that the main operations will be a continuation of the air assault on Britain intensification of the submarine attack on ship ping and if at all feasible an at tempt at invasion As regards the question of policy towards the United States the disposition thus far has been to avoid antagonizing Uns country The axis doesnt at least hasnt wanted in lhe war The matter of saving Mussolini must strain the ingenuity of his partner Actually Italys economic and military position is so bad that il duces salvation would ap pear to depend on a quick de feat of Britain Short of that about the best Hitler can hope to achieve would seem to be to postpone the day of the fascist collapse 2 CONVICTED FOR FLAG INCIDENT WILLIAM J DOXOVAX Goes to Bulgaria to Sound Out Attitude PAGE 2 Iowa Business in 40 Gained Over 39 Marks STATE PAGE FRAiXClSCO voting U S navy seamen were convicted of malicious mischief Monday for cutting down a nazi flag which was flying at the Ger man consulate here This is an offense against an other nation said Municipal Judge Peter J Mullins in adjudg ing the two guilty He remanded them to custody of naval authori ties after announcing sentence would be imposed nevt Thurs day I The two were Harold J Stur i levant 22 Havcrhill Mass and b G Lackey 23 Charlotte N GIFTSTRATEGY TO BE USED TO FIGHT MEASURE Willkie Will Take F R Note to Churchill Confers With Hull WASHINGTON ing Wendell L Willkies renewed indorsement of the salient points in President Hooaevelfs aid to Britain bill opposition senators talked Monday of introducing a substitute measure for an out right gift to the British of SI 000 000000 or 32000000000 JP Jj Indications that this gift strategy ivould be employed in the determined fight for de feat of the leaselend legisla tion served notice that inau guration day signified no armistice in the developing legislative contest Discussion of the substitute proposal was heard after met with President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull Sun day in a flying visit to the capi tal before his transAtlantit Clip per trip Wednesday to survey conditions in England at first hand From Mr Roosevelt AVillkie received a penned note to Prime Minister Churchill The message carrying the greeting Dear Churchill said that the 1910 re publican nominee for president was trying to keep politics out of the American It also expressed the wish that Britain would weather the storm war Willkie said that his confer ences with the president and Hull were very pleasant and added that they had extended every courtesy7 for his forthcoming trip Administration leaders said they thought Willkies visit to the white house would tend to bolster re publican support of the lendiease measure even though Willkie suggested three time limit on the extraordinarv powers granted the president congressional retention of the purse strings1 and a scctionby section congressional study to de termine whether all the authority conferred on the chief executive was necessary Despite the adjournment of congress for the inauguration the house leadership considered wars to hasten action on the aidtoBritain legislation White house lieutenants were hopeful that the foreign affairs commit tee would wind up public hear ings by the end of this week and send the measure to the floor nevl Monday or so The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Monday night and Tuesday followed by light snow or freezing drizzle north Tuesday afternoon or night somewhat warmer fllondar night and southeast and ex treme cast Tuesday MINNESOTA Cloudy light snow north Monday night and Tuesday and lijrhl snow or freezingdrizzle south Tuesday afternoon somewhat warmer east and south Monday becoming colder north central and extreme west Tuesday and extreme northwest late Monday Reception Is Held Roosevelt Solemnly Takes Oath for Third Term While More Than 75000 Watch WASHINGTON D Roosevelt solemnlv taking his third presidential oath beneath the capitals sun Becked dome proclaimed to defenseminded Americans Mon day that our strong purpose president and first lady dressed for reception The new vice president and Mrs Henry A Wallace The inaugural reception followed a full day of ceremonip HerC C lhe President and ffrst lady a appeared at a prev10us reception and the new vice president and Mrs Wallace at a recent official function Quadruplets Born to Indiana Woman But 2 Die Afterward Are First Children Born o 98 Pound Mother Aged 35 BULLETIN MICHIGAN CITY Ind Quadruplets were born IMon day to airs Eva Swanson 35 year old 98 pound mother but two of the infants died later weighs 98 pounds was reported calm and composed She had received a blood transfusion during the opera tion from her brotherinlaw George Scgrnitz because her blood count had slumped dur ing pregnancy Melberl Sivansoii the father received the news in a nearby protect and perpetuate the integ rity of democracy Before u slavering crowd estimated by cupitol iiolice at more than 15000 the president stood bareheaded beside Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes placed Ilis hand on a worn old Dutch family Bible anil prom ised protect and defend the constitution A might cheer went up from the multitude jamming the broad plaza they kept up a deafening applause as Mi Roosevelt stepped to the front of a white pillared pavilion and began a brief in augural address which was in ef fect a sermon on the glories of democracy Just before Mr Roosevelt took his oath as the countrys first lliird term president he sat at tentively while John N Garner smile creasing his ruddy face swore in Henry A Wallace of Iowa as his successor in tlie vice presidency Seated about him on the plat form were Mrs Roosevelt the presidents aged mother and other members of the four generation family To the left as lie spoke and the breeze ruffled his graying hair was Vice President Wallace who leaned forward and never took his eyes from Mr Roosevelt Mrs Wallace a corsage of purple or chids pinned to her mink coat sat beside Garner and Gov M M Neely of West Virginia Above the stand flew the stars and stripes and the presi dents own blue and gold flag above the statue at wvr dome looked doTOnTrom the The vast assembly huddled in overcoats and blankets listened quietly throughout the speech There was a round of applause when the president made his dec laration that democracy was not dying The democratic failh iie said with emphasis speaks to us from the other nations of this hemi sphere and from those across the enslaved as well as the free To two h o n it r c d guests on the platform those words had a special import Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway exiled from their homeland by the German in vasion As in thousands of homes and hotels a white house crowded with Visitors was early awake for a memorable day Mr Roosevelt his inaugural address completed had his customary breakfast in bed chatted with aides and greeted members of the family as sembled for the occasion Another early riser was Henry A Wallace In his hotel apartment iv fasted vice presidentelect break Mrs Wallace and of the tiny third born died 1 hour and minutes after Theother three although prematurely developed ap peared healthy and the mother survived the caesafian section MICHIGAN CITY Ind Quadruplets were born Monday to a 98 pound housewife but one of room He had not been orcscnt 1 the babies died shortly after birth i luring the delivery A 125 poundn Wallace Three girls and one boy were himself Swanson had been P r B Wal iborn tn airs Eva Swanson One prepared for the shuck of Cf Monies Iowa and tiplc fatherhood after the doctor had studied Xray pictures which revealed the probability of quads Swanson is a clerk in a boiler factory The operation began at Anthony hospital at a m H was over five minutes a minute FUTURE OFFERS PERILS NEVER BEFORE FACED Roosevelt Outlines Purpose for Next 4 Years in Office BY TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Pre s I dent Roosevelt declared Mon day that democracy is nob dying and cannot die and to thousands massed before nj in was cnugnt unions capitol and to quickly before she could fail A other millions throughout the oMieiatiiifiT clergymen while a crowd behind rones cheered and snapped pictures f Good boy Frankie someone yelled as the chief executive re entered his car His mother lliis time got in a closed car but Mrs Roosevelt and James re turned to the white house with the president As she came down a short flight of stairs from the church the first lady tripped but was caught noinent later shake hands Garner is in Texas she darted back to Garner Mrs On the short ride o he white house Mr Roosevelt responded to cheers of the crowd by waving his lop lial Less than an hour before the inaugural ceremonies were sched uled i small fire broke out in a mop closet near the main entrance of the house side of the Capitol and sent fumes through Ihe cor ridors The blaze was extinguished quickly with no apparent dam age Several children climbed a tree on the cipilol lawn for a better view of the proceedings One fell and was injured He was taken to a hospital The senate and house met at a m the senate to hear speeches and adopt a resolution eulogizing Gamers eight jears as presiding officer the house for routine business The membership of both bodies1heh filed out to for tlieInaugural ceremony Mr Roosevelt left the white house for the capitol at a m Riding with him in his open car were Speaker Rayburn and Sena tor Barkley Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt followed in the second car Garner was in the next car and Wallace and Mrs Wallace came next Four army trucks laden with antiaircraft machine Runs par alleled the presidential proces sion Thousands along the parade route stamped and shouted as the president rode by Mr Roosevelt reached the capi tol at a m amid uproarious cheers of a crowd estimated by Capi William S Orthman of the capitol police at more than 75000 The marine band greeted the president by playing Hail to the Chief Members of the supreme court except Justice Douglas who was the white ros trum before which the presidential flag and an American flag were unfurled at land he proclaimed this pur pose of his next four years in office In the face of great perils never before encountered our strong purpose is to protect and to perpetuate the integ rity of democracy this we muster the spirit ft America and the faith of America do not retreat We are not content to stand still Americans we go forward in the service of our country the will of Cod References to the spirit of America and the spirit of de mocracy were frequent in lie 1200 word speech which Mr Roosevelt delivered as a veritable sermon on democracy In contrast to the equally dra matic address of eight years ago when the nation labored through domestic crisis and when he spoke of specific problems the chief ex ecuhvem undertakingIristhird term used broad phrases of an al most religious sized time and again his faith in American democracv There arc those today he said who believe that tyranny and slavery have become the surging wave or the future nd freedom is an ebbing But he declared we Amer icans know that this is not true The prophets of the downfall of American democracy have seen their dire predictions come to naught the president said Democracy is not dying We know il because we have seen it grow Wo knoiv it cannot is built on the unhampered initiative of individual men joined together in terprise an enterprise under taken and carried through by the free expression of a free majority We know it because democracy alone of all forms of government V ialcr IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stntis MaNimum Sunday IK Minimum Sunday nijlil ir At 8 a m Monday ji YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum J Precipitation Trace The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in night At g a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 7 below g 3 Trace This was the first birth to bless the union of Melbert Swanson 125pound clerk and the 4foot 11inch mother Melbert had waited outside the hospital delivery room until a nurse brought him the news of his multiple fatherhood He ex claimed Im tickled to death Three doctors assisted Dr Rus tell A Gilmore in performing the Caesarian operation and five doc tors observed V One sirl the boy and then two sirls were the order of de livery The first weiffhcd 2 pounds 7 ounces the boy 2 pounds 9 ounces the third child 2 pounds 3i ounces and the fourth 2 pounds 4 ounces They will be fed mothers tniik through medicine droppers They were named in the order of delivery Jennifer Philip Or Stephen Phoebe and Linda Linda was the one who died The 34 year old mother who and onequarter for eacli baby Doctors Norman Carlson J R Phillips and Thomas Armstrong assisted The Swansons have been mar ried four years and these were their first children Swanson 32 is a twin He has twin uncles The doclors had been aware for Tivo hours before he ceremnn ies the capitol grounds were filled with men and women who hud1 died under blankets for protection against a raw wind The sun struck a Kg copy of the national seal emblazoned on the front of the presidents white colonnaded platform The mar ine band resplendent in bright blue overcoats with trimmings of crimson and gold assembled be fore the platform for a prein l concert Mr Roosevelt of his family left At a and members Five minutes lalcr Garner and Wallace appeared Bolh were bareheaded Garner dialled with Justice Black and Wallace while awaiting tlie president Sirs Wallace wear ing an orchid corsage on her brown mink fur coal stood nearby When Mr Roosevelt readied he platform Garner administered the oath to Wallace at p m A few minutes earlier Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes clad in the black robes of his office had chatted with both men Now the chief justice stepped forward and gave Mr Roosevelt his oath for the third time at p m Bareheaded the president turned toward the vast audience bcfoic him and began his inaugural ad dress and women common eti force of roans enlists the full enlightened will We know it because democracy alone has constructed an unlimited civilization capable of infinite progress in the improvement oC human life We know it because if we look I below the sinface we sense it still spreading im every j t S Hie most humane and in the I end the most unconquerable of all forms of human society Kefcrring briefly to domestic policy Mr Roosevelt said that the hopesof the republic cannot forever tolerate undeserved pov erty or selfserving wealth X JC We know he added we still have far to go that we must more crcatly build the se curity and the opportunity and the knowlcdce of every citizen m he measure justified by the and the capaciiv of the land UL r Jiikuiia llli IdlllLly 1CIL UlCSS months that a multiple birth was the white house and drove around Wallace had i firm T ri i C lcvcltcd qmckly to ininmcnt Unusual symptoms led Lafayette square just opposite to to the oath of o fice rUri Lr lemc his D Oilmorc to take xrays of St Johns church for the special i nerand the m i s Gt to achieve tired in his marine captains uni Alrs Swanson last December To his astonishment the pictures ap peared to show four embryos service he has made an inaugural custom Accompanying notables tilled a Big Ten Teams in Cage Battles SPORTS PAGE CJarion Youth Is Trapped by Broken Glass ear door and became cau iry arand Jurv Saturrlnv riitlay by Chief of Police L as he trinri lo 1 or Clarion was held to the Fch micsica ai mio juary grand jury morn 1 Fnday bv Chicf I ms when arraigned in Justice Spccdlllgwho caught him as Oldhams court on a chargellc was attempting to enter 9uailuplcls occur once incavalcade of 16 automobiles More births according to the i than that number of uniformed noted obstetrician Dr Joseph B De Lee of Chicago the Michigan city surgeon began studying up on multiple delivery He plied Mrs Swanson with vitamins to build her strength for the ordeal Glencla Farrell Is Married to Physician PASSAIC N r artell blond stage and actress currently starring Broadway v p 1 a y Separate motorcycle police accompanied tlie cars The service in which the pres ident joined asked divine guidance for our country for the presi dent of the United States and all authority for social for the familv of as he faced II is not enough he continued lo clothe and feed the body of I i u i ui IS v u n iiui ivcrcn nis li IK llic t A rrf f 11 11 slowly enunciating each word greatest is he spirit His voice was carried to Without the body and thr Plaza listeners by loud mind ils ill me Sv the iia clearly distant speakers Tlie concluded Nis a SoOO which was furnished Ihc crated by Joe Amos i McGrath had broken lhe glass in screen as he tried to climb through and Broadway v p i sepa ialc couid get neither in or out It was j Sooms was married Sunday to then lliat Spccdling found him vhom He was placed in the Wright j cold The maniagcwasMhc second appearj for Miss Farrcll who gave her ae as 3fi Her husband is 30 i county jail lo await his ante bcfoc the justice in civil justice and nations Almighty Cod Our Heavenly Father read one prayer guide we beseech thce the nations or the world into the way of justice and truth and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness that they mav become Ihe kingdom of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ After the services the president left the church nn James arm bareheaded and without an over coal pausing t0 chat with three speech at p m and the au dience applauded before Mon signor Michael J Ready deliv cred the benediction V Then Mr Roosevelt stepped forward and waved his high silk hat as the marine band struck un The Star Spangled Banner The traffic jam caused bv throngs in tlie white house area was no respecter of persons Scores of tophatted officials abandoned I li c i r automobiles blocks away and walked lo Ihc executive mansion for the buffcl luncheon served to 1000 gucsls lion could not live But if the spirit of America vl flllll ILli were killed even though tlie na uons body and mind constricted m au alien world lived on the America we know would have perished That spirit tiic president said speaks lo the United Slates not only fropi its cifies owns and villages but from other nations of he western hemisphere and from those across ihp Hie enslaved as well as he free Sometimes we fail to hear or heed these voices of frccdom he aid because to us the privilege   

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