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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             I I li I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AKD UNITED PRLSS FUU LEASED WIRES SWE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUAEY 29 1941 MASON cur THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 94 MET AX AS DICTATOR OF GREECE DIES Committee Accepts 3 Amendments to British Aid BilJNHK IS NEW tun i iw i I Hill I MEASURE WILL GIVE TIME TO U SSTIMSON War Secretary Thinks Axis Powers Vulnerable in Many Respects WASHINGTON P Thice amendments to the administra tiqns Britishaid bill including a mid1943 time limit on its grant of presidential powers were re ported to have been voted Thurs day by the house foreign affairs committee Meeting behind closed doors while Secretary of War Stimson testified before the senate foreign relations committee the house foreign group was reported to have accepted modifications to Fix June 3d 1943 as the ex piration date of the Icndleasc powers proposed in the legisla tion Require President Roosevelt lo consult his army and navy chiefs before transferring mili tary equipment and Require periodic reports tn congress on leaselend opera lions Chairman Bloom D N Y and other committee members de clined however to make any lormat announcement of the com mittees action All three of the reported changes had been ac cepted by the democratic majority Tuesday A fourth change proposed Tjy the a prohibition against for reported to be still under discussion Stimson testified before the senators that the objective of the bill was a purchase of the time necessary to arm and protect our selves He asserted that the help in war supplies envisioned by the bill eventually would enable Great Britain to do what military men call take the initiative The United States Is forced lo buy the time he declared and we arc buying lime from the only nation which can sell us that time Appearing before the senate foreign relations committee the war department chief renewed his advocacy the legislation to meet the extraordinary emer gency which the aggressor nations have created for this country In a formal statement he mar shaled his additional arguments for the bill under these headings That Great Britain given help was in a position to prevail That the axis powers were vulnerablein many respects That international law justi fies rather than forbids full aid toBritain and That the bill is not dicta torial but lhe proper action of a democratic government While the senate committee listened to Stimson the house foreign affairs committee began a study of proposed amendments to the measure in hopes of getting it in final shape by Thursday night The democratic majority tenta tively favored adding provisions limiting the bills life lo two years banning the use of convoys re quiring periodic reports for con LOOK INSIDE FOR Mason Cityans in Automobile Accident Forest Cityan Injured a K Mrs Garfield Breesc of Mason grcss on leaselend operations City was bruised and shaken up and directing the president to con and A J Hill Forest City attor yi suit with army and navy heads ney suffered a fractured pelvic before transferring military equip bone in an automobile accident south ol Garner at the Klemmc in mcnt Advance indications were that THE REV W1NSLOW WILSON Faces Year in Prison for Not Registering PAGE 2 Young G 0 P Will Meet at Des Moines STATE PAGE St Joseph Avenges Three Year Defeats SPORTS PAGE Britain May Draft Women for Industry LONDON seek ing means to accelerate Great Britains war production outlined a general plan Wednesday to draft thousands of single women 18 years of age and older from draw ing rooms slums and servants quarters into war goods factories Union employers agreed to the broad principles of ihe govern proposal in meeting with Minister of Labor Ernest Bevin Siv Andrew Duncan minister of supply A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty Lord Beaver brook minister for aircraft pro duction and Capt Oliver Lytlle ton president of the hoard of trade Actual methods for bringing women into the factories lo speed arms output were the specific problems before a war production conference of representatives of the government the British Em ployers association and Trades Union congress the ate committees would vote to ini elude thcie with j tacit white house approval Stimson in his testimony predicted that Britain would face a crisis this sprinjr and suramcrIf she survives he said Hie probability of an ultimate solution in favor of the democ racies would be overwhelming From their deliberations Brit ish said may come definite steps toward carrying out the plan to draft botii women and men for essential factory work first an nounced Jan 22 by Labor Minister passage he t ae p sp e interjected witTgoVai to stiffen Cinderella WASHINGTON Skleplovich a 13 year old high school girl from West Virginia got the thrill of her life Wednes day when she made a command the morale necessary for her survive that crisis Speaking of axis vumerabil to Ann victim of that brought her ity Stimson said that Italy is already in serious straits and that the German army is spread out very thin and already in Italy and in Rumania and in Norway we begin to hear the creaks of the strain under which German power laboring The Japanese army he contin ued wasspread out even thinner than hc German and the country was economically strained If Britain survives the next several months he said the axis powers cannot indefinite ly hold even Uic European world in slavery for they would be without seapower and the control of the air would be against them Turning tothe legal questions Stimson cited the action of the International Law association in inlerpreling theKclloggBriand pact The association held that if one signatory to the pact at tacked by another the other sig natories without any breach ot international law may come to the aid of the attacked nation with money forces a family joke lo Washington because she thought she had beei invited to the white house be came the capitals honor guest when the president learned of her plight and really did invite her Happy birthday Mr Presi dent she said she told tlic chief executive who will be 59 Thursday when Ann celebrates her 14th birthday W The president was glad to sec me and said I had a big joke on my family she added Ann will see the sights Thurs day and then in the evening will be a special guest at the presi dents birthday ball After the Cinderella days are over Ann will return to her home in Gary W Va and continue her studies Here is how the hoax happened Anns birthday is Jan 30 the same as the presidents She wrote Mr Roosevelt a letter congratu latmg him on his approaching 59lh anniversary and he replied send ing the giri felicitations 2 MORE BRITISH GROUPS TOSIGN UP FOR SERVICE Men Between 1819 and 3740 Receive Orders to Register LONDON terms of a royal proclamation issued Wed nesday men between the ages of 1810 and 3740 years are to reg ister for military service The first of the new classes af fected men born In 1921 will reg ister Feb 22 Registration of the new classes is accompanied by an amendment of the schedule of reserved occu pations which besides raising the reservation ages in some cases will make reservation depend lo an increasing extent upon work being done Accompanying the proclamation was a notation from the ministry of labor saying the new proc lamation is necessary to provide a steady flow of men into the three fighting services It must also be remembered il said that men in the older age classes are now encouraged to apply for vacancies in certain of the civil defense services There was no indication of the number of men involved in Uie new tall The last class ordered to reg ister was of men of 36 Their call was isued Jan 13 Coal Strike Continues Signing Union Contract The strike against Mason Citys coal and lumber dealers continued Wednesday with the West Hart Lumber company joining the Stcr ling Coal company as the only two employers to sign the contract with the general drivers union Refusal of the employers to ap prove a change in the seniority clause of the contract lo replace one which expired Dec 1 resulted in a strike vote by the union Operators of the Cash and Carry vvuUI1Lauily oy au Coal and Gas company one of Judge Peter H Schwaba tllG lllpH nv TlnJnv T it iil Before Ann got the letter her brother opened H and added a postscript would like o 11 have you come to Uic white supplies arid even armed I lionSe and meet the president He pointed out that the Ann and her parents fhoufflil it was genuine Ann arrived and called at the white house Secret service agents talked with her and the hoax bc axis nations as well as the United States and Britain signed this pact terscction Wednesday Italian Prisoner Lines Continue Forming a march of the defeated a straggling unbroken mass of Italian prisoners Iruttee down a des ert road snmcwherc in Egypt They are marching away from the Libyan front where they were captured CASEINVOLVING UHEAD DROPPED Stipulation Signed by Tighe Who Moved for Dismissal of Action CHICAGO order dis missing a civil suit by Thomas Tighe Chicago to compel the Victory corporation an imcst ment inn to collect 5110000 in notes given by investors was d Wednesday by Superior the firms listed by the union as involved in the strike stated Wednesday that they were not in volved in the controversy We have no quarrel with the union as we have no truck drivers on our payroll said Mrs J C Isbell of the Cash and Carry con came known Ann spent the at the city receiving home much bewildered When jfr Roosevelt heard about Ann Wednesday mornin he sent word lo the girl that he wished to see her Anns name then went on the formal white tm JVJiilini IX IHl house calling list as the first tor More Nazis Go to IIIH L svsnuu tQIlCiQJ majority in both house and sen about U oclock Mr Br x x x x j taped injury The mishap occurred the Breese car was struck by a car coming from the south at a high rate ol speed The car driven by W B Rccd of Des Moines was approaching the intersection rap idly when a car drove into the in tersection from the west The Des Moines car slruck the Breese ma chine inavoichng acollision with the other car Damage to the Breese car was extensive lining it D 1 I llac dllalia C j JAUmania OUlgana The United States he declared GAYDA GIVES U S WARNING Says American Policy Deliberately Brings Nation Nearer War ROME Virginio Gayda a foremost editorial spokesman for fascist Italy declared Wednesday that theUnited States policy of aiding Britain is a violation of neutrality likely to involve the United States in war through le gitimate reaction of the axis powers The increase of American aid to England for from not drawing the United States into war brings her nearer the conflict by deliber ate plan Gayda wrote in II Gior I nalc dllalia not believe she can con la and Bulgaria and air aid lo Italy had become so intensive I that the very real danger ofi invasion of Britain may be averted This authority asserted that German mechanics a nd technical I roops in civilian dress were preparing air fields in Bulgaria and there are eight to ten German divisions in Ru mania path AIIt FlELlTQUAnANTIXEU MITCHELL FIELD Y outbreak of German measles at this army air base on Long Island prompted officers today o quarantine the entire Held and place 3000 flyers and ground workers under strict ob servation Lengthy settlement negotiations led to the signing of a stipulation and Tighcs own motion to dis miss without costs to either side Among the 46 defendants in the complaint filed bv Tighe Oct 9 1339 was Virgil M Handier now president of the University of Iowa and a former Chicago attorney Counsel said the only defendants served were Hancher the Victory corporation and its president and organizer James J Forstall Chicago There were several hearings before Master in Chancery Sam uel Berkc the last of which was on Oct 23 1040 when Handler testified at length He denied al legations in the complaint that he participated in a conspiracy to defraud the corporation when his mother purchased from the con cern for the worth ot notes he had given it He tes tified he denied obligation on the notes because thestock for which he gave them was issued in vio lation of tlic blue sky law Hancher once was a law clerk for Forstall also a lawyer The investment company was organ ized in prcdepression 1328 and testimony by Forstall and Hanch er showed it had been ha in the depression Forstall said Wednesday during ho negotiations preceding dismissal lie ii a d purchased Tighcs 24 shares ot stock in the corporation Tighe fleficd in lie complaint he paid S910 fur them in 1929 Iorstall declined to give the purchase price Metaxas Military Strict Disciplinarian Preferred to Battle Fascists in Mountains ATHENS Premier John Metaxas who died Wednesday had hart a turbulent career dating back to the GreekTurkish war of 1897 In which he die his first fighting He was not always in public favor having twice been exiled for plotting revolution But he lived to put in practice the lessons of his long military study and experience against the Ital ianinvaders of lastOctober and he died one of the most popular figures in modern Greek history His government was severe and dictatorial brooking no in terference Foremost a discipli narian Metaxas expected the people to do as they were told He dealt harshly with opposi tion arresting and exiling more Ilian 100 Greek liberals in the first two years of his premier ship These qualities were bred into him through army life and he pill them to advantage when lie was called iipon three months ago to dciil with the Italians Metaxas was not caught nap ping when Ihe Italians came When he had learned a year be fore that Italy was building mili tary highways through Albania toward the Greek border he be ban preparations to receive them He studied conditions along the GreekAlbanian border studied tactics used by the Italians in the Spanish civil war summed up his findings and decided that if he ever had to fight Italians he would prefer to do it in the moun bcen hard hit lain When the day came he let ENDOWMENT ANNOUNCED ANN ARBOR Mich Alexander G Ruthvcii Univer sity of Michigan president an nounced Wednesday the estab lishment of a SI000000 endow ment for a new school of public health dic SECRETARY STIMSON S Needs Time Icy Dale who is pretty and used to sell watches for a Flint Mich jewelry store had been caught with a batch of blue prints tucked in her bosom she could hardly have embarrassed the naval in telligence more Miss Dale in regulation navy dungarees and a blue sweaterher long black hair under a white seamans rap was discovered Tuesday nigh hiding behind Ihe ryinSto Be Stowaway on Destroyer to Hawaii r tTlotors of the U S S Long The coirmanionwav oast thr nimrfa hj motors of the U S S Long The destroyers motors were turning it was ready to sail for Hawaii Her face smudged with grease she was hauled before intelli gence officers who arc takinc wartime precautions to keep sobotcurs and spies off war ships She said she was 23 and getting aboard was easy I just look a shoreboat wilh a bunch of sailors ambled up the companionway past the guards and slipped into the engine room she explained As to her reasons for wanting to go lo Hawaii she said that Flint was downright cold She hitch hiked to California but when she arivcd decided she might as weli go on to Hawaii where she under stood it was warmcv The officers Here willintr tn pass lhe incident off as a prank had not Miss Dale injured their professional pride They an nounced that they would find out whether she had been helped aboard We will take disciplinary action against any mat might have been involved an officer said The officer turned her over to FOSTER ROHDE IN CONFERENCE Representative Who Had Been Wounded Makes No Statement DES MOINES th stat ne scrutiny of at least three agents Walter JTohdc of Mount Pleasant conferred in th rotunda outside the Iowa hous chamber here Wednesday will Representative Harlan C Fostci R Mount Foster narrowly escaped deatl before the session opened when bullet crashed through a window and creased the top of his head Tlic lawmaker was sitting in hi farm home with his wife whci the shot was fired Rohde who opposed Foster to the house in a Henry county elec tion several years ago has beei released under bond to ap pear April T before the fedora district court at Kcokuk on charges ot sending tiircatcninc letter Word of the conference quickly spread through both houses of the legislature and the last half of the conference was monitored by a throng of curious lawmakers After lhe conference Foster said I have no statement to make Fireman Killed When Troop Train Leaves Tracks in Mississippi SANDERSV1LLE Miss southern railway troop train de railed one mile south of here Wed nesday killing the fireman and in juring several conscriptees cnroute to Camp Shelby The fireman was tentatively identified as A Z PUSH WAR AIMS King Declares Policy of Government Against Italy to Be Unchanged ATHENS John Me ixns premier and dictator ot rcece for nearly five years died Wednesday of a throat infection t the age of 70 bequeathing his icpe of victory over Huly to a joverninont swiftly reorganized and dedicated to that purpose The strong man ill for only llirce weeks regained conscious icss just before he died it was aid and knowing thai the cud was near addressed these words to minister of Home Security Con stantine Maniandakis at his bed side So there is no hope what ever You understand Costa U is not for myself that I miiul hul I place my hope iu lhe Greeks Costa WHS Metaxas familiar form for Constantino Shortly after a in p m Tuesday C S T George H called a meeting ot the cabinet and announced his decision to name Alexandras Kor izis 53 year old governor of the National bank as Metaxass suc cessor In addition to being premier Korizis will hold the same porl fojios Metaxas af fairs war aviation navy and edu cation All members of the Me taxas cabinet continued in their old positions Tlic kins issued proclama tions to the people and the fight ing forcespledging lion of the xvar until victory1 over the enemy and afterward HIE serving and promoting of Hie working classes which con stitute the productive power of Hie nation Metaxas illncs first appeared Jan 7 with attacks of dizziness At first these were thought to he results of fatigue but medical ex amination indicated he had a kid ney ailment He returned to work however and apparently wasin improving health when a tonsil infection developed Still it was thought the condition was not serious and he continued to work However on Jan 19 Metaxas became worse after removal of his tonsils and he remained in bed until death On Sunday his situa tion was pronounced serious and he was given a blood transfusion Monday afternoon Two more transfusions were made Tuesday The chief physician ot the Brit ish Mediterranean fleet flew to Athens from Crete to assist Greek doctors and a German specialist was enrotite from Vienna when the dictator died Koruis anil the ministers look the oath nf allegiance in the presence of the monarch at in a m 2 a m three hours and 40 minutes atlcr Metaxas died at his home in Kiphissia suburb of Athens King Georges proclamation said the new government would carry on with no change in policy especially as it affected the war with Italy The Greek people the procla mation added received the sad news in calm and with absolute confidence in the king and the Smith of Meridian Ambulanici were ttj the scene from Uui rcl Camp Shelby and Hatticsburg the Italians advance through the Iindus almost lo the mountain capital of lanina and eel a foothold on Ihc Macedonian road Icadins to Salonika Then he fell onlo them with Hie elite nf the Greek army the skilled Evzoues mountaineers Clinging In the peaks avoiding the level valleys where the Ital ians could concentrate mechanized forces flowing around on both sides of ramparts that did not quickly fall in the manner of lhe Germans in the blitzkrieg in France and the low countries and h u r 1 i n g themselves ceaselessly into the attack giving the inva ders no rest the Evzones soon had cleared Greece of every Italian but the dead ones and prisoners and had carried the war into Al bania All this was according to the plan Metaxas had worked out long before He is said to have directed every move in the early phase of Ihe campaign He could do so without regard to the gen1 Maximum Tuesday era slnff T The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday warmer Thuriday and west and north Wednesday nijht MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday warmer Wednesday night and cast Thursdas IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis oral staff because since he vii mil utudUit SUlCt CcrlMide Wood San Diego muj achieved supreme power in nicipal court probation officer he had concentrated She wauls to eo home now said Miss Wood the portfolios of war himself nsvy and Minimum Tuesday niithl At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum JOHN METAXAS man   

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