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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS LOU HIST MEM Of 1 0 WA N HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS AKD UNWED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 24 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 7 ij jusj fn vurtoiaiH or TWO SECTIONS A ONE VJO 9Q F R IN ANNAPOLIS TO GREET HALIFAX Rumania Orders Iron Guard Chief Be Punished CONNECT SIMA WITH VIOLENCE SEVERE RIOTING Swift Trials for Rebels Planned Sniper Nests Hunted Out by Officials BUCHAREST by military censor Rumanias i council ministers in a special communique announced Thurs day severe punishment would be meted out to Sima vice premier and iron guardist chief tain and other alleged leaders ol the bloody rebellion against the Antonescu government This was the lirst official al legation that Sima was involved in the disorders The Bucharest radio reported the army now is searching for him and others among the rebellious The Antonescu government once again in control of this Rumanian capital In collabor ation with German armed for ces ordered swift trials for the rebels and called on citizens to report nests of snipers Miltary courts were under or to try those rounded up within 24 hours of arrest with punishment to be executed with in 10 hours of sentencing All permits for firearms were cancelled even those lor hunting weapons AH civilianheld guns must be turned in by nightfall Friday Information that German forces lhelping restore order was woiled Bucharest streetswhile General Antonescu sought to re store order throughout the coun try after three bloody days BaronManfred Von Killinger newly appointed nazi minister to Bucharest arrived Friday He was met at the station by minister of justice Michael Antonescu former minister Fabricins the chief of the German war mission General Hansen and the chief of the German air mission Lieut Gen Spiedel A DNB German official news agency report here said the Ru manian high command had called the reciuit class due for this year to report Feb 15 Division General Leonanu was made director of the state police and Brigadier Genera Mitrea police prefect for Buchar est The governments communique asked the public to refrain from buying any jewelry furniture 01 else from secondhand stores as it asserted much of these goods had been looted from homes V At the height of the fightm the home of J AVebb Benton of Fort Myer Va first secre tary of the U S legation twice was commandeered by troops and civilians who used it as a fort from which they shot at Antonescus soldiers The army later stationed a tank in Bentons yard to protect the premises from further forays All Americans including Bent on and his mother werereported to have reached safety in the American legation which was un touched Early Friday morning Antones cu announced that the iron guard would be reorganized under his own leadership 9 The situation in the provinces ivas saia o remain much in doubt especially at such cities at Brasov Giurgiu Constanta Ploesti Cantina and Craiova which the iron guard announced it had taken over completcly Estimate 2000 Killed in Riots SOFIA Bulgaria revolt by dissident iron guardists and other elements against the Ru manian government was reported Friday to be continuing outside Bucharest although the official Bucharest radio said rebels hold ing the police barracks and city hall in the capital had agreed to end hostilities Some border reports estimated the dead throughout the strite tom and nazidomi ited kingdom at 2000 since the outbreak of dis orders Tuesday with total casua ties of 6000 while other dis patches said there were more than 2000 dead in Bucharest morgues alone including many Jews taken from heir homes and slain along with iron guards Committee Leaders and Lindbergh he continent on conversation bc f Europe unless there S NAZIS HATS OFF TO LINDBERGH Authorized German Sources Give Reaction BERLIN f Hals off to Charles Lindbergh for the cour age1 was the reaction of sources Friday o the American airmans deposi tion before a United States house committee Thursday In view of the moral lerror sm exerted by interventionists his courage shown is exemplary they said Lindbergh testified at hearings on the leaselend bill which he iescribed as a major step toward lostilities He said he wanted a victory for neither side in the war because it would be a disaster for Europe if either side It is doubtful whether many individuals in the United States can be found in prominent posi tions who are willing to act as courageously although many feel as Lindbergh does they added BRITISH PUBLISH LINDBERGHS VIEHS LONDON News Charles A Lindberghs denunci ation of the British aid bill and his desire strict U S neutrality in the ivav was printed under big headlines in the British press Friday but there wasno immedi ate editorial comment The Daily Herald headli Should regret British Lindbergh Over a doublecolumn story the Mirror said News Chronicle featured the testimony of the newspaper columnistHugh S Johnson with a headline U S may be in war in 90 days giving a secondary place to Lindberghs testimony The London Times headline Lindbergh wanls Analyst Explains Revolt in Rumania and Adds Balkans Almost Always a Mystery By DEWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst conservafive leanings of the mili tary dictator General Antonescu especially as regards financial and economic policies Mixed with this is a certain amount of violent opposition to the nazi And we can not ignore the Rumanian charge that Russian com munists are ex ploiting the sit uation in order to make it dif ficult for the Germans to re tain their hold on thecountry It is almost axiomatic that any Balkan up surrounded by MACKENZIE heaval must be mystery The Rumanian affair is no exception but it is easier to analyze if we set the facts down simply without looking for too much hidden meaning When Antonesau last Septem ber forced KingCarols abdication and established a military dic tatorship the coup was achieved idea of what has caused the so called extremists among the iron guard to break away and join with others who arc officially described as chronic dissidents and exploiters of trouble Strange ly enough when Ihe general as sumed power with the iron guard support he didnt establish a guardist government The government is made up o various classes Financial and economic matters however are in the hands of perienced members of the old re gime of the king Here is said to lie the bone of contention with the radicals They are dissatisfied ivitji the dictator because he has turned control of finances over to the conservatives That gives rise to the cry of favoring the vest ed interests at the expense of the masses The government charges that this position is be ingexploited by communists The Germans would appear to have kept aloof so far as possible The idea that they inspired the Gains Along Other Fronts in African Warfare Are Reported CAIRO Egypt The Brilis imperial army having mopped uf captured Tobruk and seized up ward of 20000 troops is continu ing its sweep westward ucros northern Libya the middle eas command announced Friday Farther down in Africa tin high command said that on thi SudanEritrean front the Italian had abandoned two move outpost and arc continuing their retreat In Ethiopia native patriots were declared to have inflicted casual ties on Italians in hitandrin thrusts south and eist of Lnki Tana if The fascistabandoned out posts were said to be Keru and Aicota Previous British forces had reported that the Italians hart withdrawn 40 miles inside Eritrea Our troops are continuing thci advance westward Fridays wa bulletin said briefly on the Lib yan campaign Jn Kenya colony which face both Ethiopia and Italian Somali land the high command said tha vigorous patrolling activity wa under way up to and over tlv frontier on a large portion of tin frontier andthat few enem were encountered with the support oi the powerful Tlle idca tllat thev inspired the line readjilon Suaid The dictatorship was h ollbp to facilitate the taking won definitely pronazi and shortly over of Rumania doesnt hold tr ml Tlio it Daily again The said Coianel draw I Iowa Fire Breaks Out Second Time With Loss Put at WASHINGTON Iowa Fire broke out here a second time Thursday night after an earlier olaze apparently was quenched Joosting to an estimated nc loss to four business estab ishmcnts The estimates were made oy Glenn ROJJS variety store proprietor and Walter Bond manager of he Montgomery Ward and company department store vhere the blaze broke out a sec ond time I ucuimeiy pronaz ana shortly subscribed to the axis The general made the iron guard the sole political party and became its spiritual leader It is important lo remember these things when we consider the split which has developed in the iron guard V x Anlonescu has indicated that his sole business fs to preserve the independence of Rumania He also has made it clear that he believes his countrys for tune is bound up with that nf Germany that he has faith in nazidom and so has hitched his chariot lo Hitlers star That is said also to represent the posi iinn of the iron guard UK a whole Sentence Extended for Slashing Prison Inmate LEWISBURG Pa WEdward i Taylor 26 of Muscatine Iowa inmate of the federal peniten lary near here was sentenced to lirce additional years in prison after he pleaded guilty o attacking another inmate with penknife Dec 12 loss of Rumanian to Hungary has The recent Transylvania 6ll been raised as one battle cry in the present revolt but seems to be incidental rather than one of the chief causes of the disturb ance Antonescu has announced that he doesnt recognize the ces sion of this rich territory to Hun it was done on order of expects to get it back The Rumanian government ac cepts the view that Hitler was forced to make this concession because of Italys insistence Thus as Italys prestige has sunk in the war recently so the Rumanian demands for return of Transyl vania have gone up The iron guard in general appears to have had no quarrel with this attitude of their dictator H is only when we examine the structure of Antonescus gov ernment that we begin to get an water The nazis could assume control of Rumania without build ing a bonfireon their own door step Their business is to maintain tranquilily and get food produc tion started again in this rich grain area However it is my personal view that the nazi occupation is for the purpose of establishing a strategic base for either offensive or defensive military operations or both That and to make sure that Fumania remains within the nazi fold What Draft OMAHA 30 year old man picked up in railroad yards heie was asked Friday why he hadnt registered for the draft and startled questioning detec tives with What draft Detective Inspector Fritz Franks said he questioned the man Bruce Ramey who related he came from the hills near Springfield Colo and found he had not registered for selective service I aint heerd a thing about iL Ramey told the officer He added Franks reported that he hadnt read a newspaper for more than two years and didnt know anything about a war ex cept the one when he was a youngster I hcered tell of Kaiser Bill then he added U S District Attorney Joseph T Votava said Ramey will be required lo register at once giv ing his reason for not doing so before and doubted1 there would be any prosecution British warplanes had bombed th picturesque island of Rhodes sit of one of Italys mightiest nava and air bases in the eastern Med iterranean Other British warplanes wen reported to have carried ou bombing attacks on the Libyan base of Derna 95 miles west o Tobruk where the Italians sak fascist iroops clinging to he wet ern fringes of the town continued to offer stubborn resistance1 U besieging British land forces al day Thursday Italian planes the daily war bul letin said bombed and machine gunned British mechanized forces in the Tobruk zone The German air corps mean while carried out another bombing attack on the British naval base at Malta in the central Mediter ranean the high command de clared The Brilish attack on Rhodes which still bears many evidence of occupation by crusading knights m the medieval ages was said to have been carried out Wednes day night and was said to have caused slight damage lo private dwellings1 but no casualties Several liish explosive bomb were dropped the communique said The Weather FORECAST IOWA mostly cloudy with light snow or snow flurries Friday night and Saturday cold wave norlh and west Fri day night and Saturday and southeast Saturday and Satur day night empcrafure 5 o 15 below most sections by Sunday morning MINNESOTA LiRhl snow Friday night Saturday partly cloudy snow flurries south antl east much colricr Friday night and Saturday becoming severe ly cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Thursday 17 Minimum Thursday night 7 At 8 a m Friday u Snow jnci Precipitation 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum JQ Precipitation irace EXTENDED FORECAST Extended weather forecast for Ihe period from p m Jan 2i to p m Jan 29 Upper Mississippi empcrature will average much jelow normal Severe cold weather will overspread northern sections Friday night and Saturday and southern sections Saturday and Saturday night Precipitation will C light to moderate occurring at he beginning and late in the pe BRITISH ARMY Legislature CONTINUING GAINS TO WEST DES IUO1NES Iowa egislatuie Thursdaycompleted iclion on its emergency tax valu itions program The house passetl and sent to Gov George A Wilson the bill allowing high valuations counties some millage leeway in the next two years under the 60 per cent measure The vote was 98 to D Also approved in the house was the senateamended bill to limit local governments to the issuance of bonds not to exceed 5 per cent of the total assessed valuation within their jurisdiction The senate Thursday struck out references to special assess ments in the latter measure The house accepted the change 33 to 2 and sent the bill to the governor for his signature Parent bill of tlie program the measure requiring assessors to value property at 60 per cent of actual worth for tax purposes passed Thursday and reached the jjovernors desk Friday The millage leeway bill was designed to aid local governments whose valuations have been above 60 per cent and whose govern mental functions therefore might be crippled by a drastic reduc tion in their tax bases Thus a county assessing on 100 per cent base now would have difficulty in continuing it activities if the base were low ered to GO per cent and the mill ages conlinued unchanged The bill provides that the sen ate comptroller may permit a miilage increase for 1941 and 1S42 not toexceed 25 per cent over the levyprpviouslyinade for a par tiprrlar The senatorial redistriuting ogre which has been both ering some southern and eastern Iowa legislators made first appearance in the house Friday The lower chamber passed and sent to the senate n resolution ask ing the appointment of a commit tee of is one senator and one representative from eacli congres sional district to draw a bill to the 50 seats in the state senate among the counties The committee would be in structed to have a bill ready by ROBERT M HUTCHINS Says U S Drifting Into War Talk Is Protested PAGE 2 Big 4 Music Fest at Emmetsburg on Feb 5 PAGE i Representatives from the small er senatorial districts in general want no redistvicting while the lorlhwest Iowa legislators where he districts arc much larger on he average have been hot lor a Representative A H Avery R Spencer told the house that he 47th senatorial district which ncludes Kossuth Clay Emmet alo Alto and Dickinson counties las a total population of 8GOOO vhile the 23rd senatorial district fwhich is Jackson county has a population of 19181 This is not a politiiil ques tion he declared It is a ques tion of right and justice Lets follow the dictates of the con stitution The constitution of the slate provides that a senatorial redis ricting shall be made every 10 cars immediately following the ederal census None has been made since 1910 Representative Henry W Bur na HAllison suggested that lerhaps the question of redralt ng a rcdistricting bill ought to oc left to the standing committee on political and judicial districts Avery who is chairman of that ommiltee objected because omething similar was tried 10 ago and he senate beat He declared that a bill drawn a joint committee of both louses would have considerably Sharp Cold Wave in Iowa Is Forecast DLS MOINES Canadi an cold wave with 55 zero minimums breathed down Iowas neck Friday V The weather bureau predict ed sharp temperature drops Friday and said that the mer five and15 degrees beioiv zero In most sections of the stale by Sunday morning Advance warning of the cold wave came from White Horse Y u k o n where at 6 a m Fi i day the mercury in most ther mometers wouldnt be visible at below Hie official read ing Keg River and McMurray Alberta Canada had below readings at the same hour Just to demonstrate bow cold it get the bureau said iiie warmest reading Thursday nt River and IvIcMurray was 21 de grees below zero and at While Horse 23 below The weather bureau warned shippers to protect for 10 be low readings in northwest Iowa zero in the southwest and northeast and 10 above in the southeast Friday night Skies were cloudy throughout owa Friday morning following isbt scattered snowfall DCS Moines reported 13 of an inch Jcccipitntion Omalui 15 Mount iyr Iowa Kails 08 Sioux City 07 Davenport 04 Charles ily 02 The forecast called for lighl now or snow flurries Friday and tomorrow as Ihc cold wave sets more chance of passage The heat reportedly on louse efficiency committee the ast several days was understood o have ended today wlien chair man Curtis W Gregory RAriel vithdrew six workmens compen ation bills from the calendar The house passed two other tills before adjourning untir U m Monday One measure allow the department of gviculture to sanction new and pproved methods of pasfeurizin milk The other would allow ounty treasurers to make month y instead of weekly accountings f canceled warrants WIL DRAW RESOLUTION DES MOINES Appoint icnt of a committee to draw up memorial resolution for Dr D Morehousc president of Drake imeivdly who died Tuesday iRht has been authorized by the Iowa senate Contract for Plane Engines Awarded Studebaker WASHINGTON The wai department Friday announced that a contract for S50000000 has been NEWLY NAMED BRITISH ENVOY REACHES U S Trip Is Made in New 35000 Ton Vessel Named King George V ANNAPOLIS Md dent Roosevelt arrived here at p m CST Friday to greet Lord Halifax the new British am bassador enroute to Annapolis on the battleship King George V The president arrived in a white house automobile sitting in the front seat beside the driver A stale police motor cycle escort accompanied him Copt F A L Vossler acting superintendent of the naval academy met the president at the academy gate A marine guard ot honor and the naval academy band assembled to greet British officials expected from Wash ington moved away from the gate prior to the arrival of the presi dent who had requested that there be no ceremony How arc they behaving all light1 he president smilingly askcc Captain Vossler There are a lot of things down here I want lo see Naval academy otlitials said Hint the British battleship King George V with Lord Halifax aboard was expecled to arrive in Annapolis Roads and anchor about 3 p m Annapolis Roids is about live miles off the academy Accompanied by Captain Vojs ler and other academy officials the presidential party moved through the grounds to the train ing ship Reina Mercedes dock where the president boarded the presidential P m No guns were fired iiir salute fo the chief executive at his re quest The Potomac was expect ed to depart shortly for the Roads lo await the Brilish battleship Lord Halifax academy officials said would board the Potomac and lie yacht then would cruise about rn hour before returning to Ihc academy Makes Trip on Huge Battleship LONDON Lord Halifax lew Brilish ambassador to Wash ington and Lady Halifax probably will land Friday at Norfolk Va from the new battleship King George V informed sources here disclosed An earlier ofttcial announce ment said only that the ambassa dor would land at some American port Friday cnvoute to his new posl f When Lord anil Lady Halifax sailed several days ajro Ihey wcre bidden Godspeed by Prime Minister anil Lady Churchill who accompanied them to Ihcir northern port of embarkation This was Die first official jn timution that the King Geoige V 35000 tons is in commission It is one of a class of the five larg est and most powerfully armed battleships in the world C D Howe Canadian suppjv minister and members of his party were reported lo have ve turncd to North America aboard the King George also Howe went lo London carlv in Decem ber ctigo to manufacture airplane en gines A contract totaling 539740837 was awarded for construction of a main assembly plant at South Bend a feeder plant al Fort Wayne Ind for the manufacture of gears and another feeder plant at Chicago for the manufacture of connecting rods and precision parts An additional contract totaling was awarded the com pany for machinery and equip ment for the three plants The company will produce Wright air plan engines Introduces Bill to Raise Debt Limits WASHINGTON Chair man Robert L Doughton of the house ways and means committee Friday inlroduccd legislation to raise the national debt limit frorrj 549000000000 to S65OOOOOOOCi and to remove lax cxcmplcon from future federal securities LORD HALIFAX to US   

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