Thursday, January 30, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON E R HIST HEM OF IOWA COWP OES UOtHES IA HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANSNEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 30 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 95 WELLTORPEDO English Capture Derna Important Base of Italians 1 BRITISH FORCES ALREADY PUSH ON FOR BENGASI Activity Along Other Fronts in African Warfare Is Reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO The capture ot Derna third major Italian base in Libya to fall to the British army of the Nile was announced Thursday by the middle east com mand 1 Tile capture of Derna was completed Thursday morning the GHQ communique said briefly in announcingthe fall of this stronghold 175 miles west ot the Egyptian frontier With British mechanized forces already operating beyond Derna the next objective General Sir Archibald P Wavells desert fight ers appeared to be Bangasi 150 miles farther west ot Derna The fall of Derna followed British capture of Bardia Jan 5 and Tobruk Jan 22 On the Eritvean front Thurs days communique said the con centration of British forces in the AgordatBavnetu sector was pro ceeding smoothly in spite of dis tances and physical difficulties which have been overcome V In Italian SomaUland farther to the south operations were re House Hears Hancher The University of Iowas new president Virgil SI Hancher cn dcared himself o members of the Iowa legislature by speaking less than one minute in both senate and house where longwinded ad dresses usually arc the rule Here ie is shown follouin his introduction in the house Speak er Robert D Blue Eagle Grove and Representative John J Swancr Iowa City who introduced President Handier arc in Ihe back ground Iowa Daily Press photo support of advance pa trols which have nenelfaled deep into that Italian colony w Intense patrol activity it added is continuing east of Metomma on the Ethiopian front AJ1 of these operations were de clared by British sources here to be under way in the hope of cracking Italys colonial empire wide open before German inter vention in the middle east can maj terialize on a large scale Axis warplanes striking back at the British raided the Suez canal area Thursday morning An offi cial announcement said their bombs caused no casualties and no damage Edward Kennedy Associated Press correspondent who wit nessed the opening of British oper ations before Derna said the Im perial forces ran into stiff Italian opposition The fascists made a determined effort to delay the British outside the town Kennedy said to give time to throw up a defensive line some miles to the west ot Derna tn a daylong battle against heavy Italian artillery fire Australian infantry made a threemile ad vance to a point within a few miles of he port By sundown one battery of Italian guns had given the most trouble were said to have been silenced while fire from other batteries gradually di minished Italians Claim Thrusts Repulsed ROME If Italian troops have repulsed British forces on both the northern and southern sectors of the east African front and at one point have recaptured a posi tion captured by an Australian contingent the Italian high com mand announced Thursday Intense activity of Italian artil lery patrols and motorized units WHS reported in eastern Libva where fighting with British troops has been centered in the area west of Tobiiik Italian planes were said to be active in support of the fascist ground forces Dispatches from Cairo indi cated the British were stepping up their drive westward from Tobruk with the object of soon capturing Bengasi and cleaning up the con quest of eastern Libya Italian forces were reported retiring from Derna The high command acknowl edged that British air raids on several1 Italian air bases in East Africa had caused slight dam age but reported one raider shot down POISON TAKEN BY GIRL 15 Tries to Kill Self Funeral Held for Teacher WEST NEW YORK N J Uf Engelbert frail 15 year old blond poisoned herself early Thursday four hours after the fu neral of William H Lounsbury 48 her high school teacher who killed himself when her parents ac cused hini of seducing her The girls mother Mrs Claire Englebert heard her get out of bed and go into the bathroom shortly after midnight then re turn to her room and start moan ing Rushing to her room Mrs Engelfacrt found her lying across the bed coughing her lips stained with poison from an empty two ounce bottle that lay on the floor Mrs Engleberfs presence of mind in pouring milk down the childs throat while neighbors calledpoliceto rush her to a hos pital at Weehawken was believed to have saved her life Hecon dition was reported good The nights events intensified a drama that has absorbed this whole section and has disrupted school life hero especially since Lounsbury supervised m n i ti a 1 training in all the schools in town and his suicide by gas and ex plosion had badly damaged lip cooking roomof he Memorial high school V V Lounsburys widotv and moth erinlaw and virtually all ot his lodge brothers and fellow teach ers attended the funeral Mrs Lounsbury insisted that her hus band was innocent and that throughout their 22 years of mar ried life he was the best husband a woman ever had Lounsbury killed himself at 5 a m Wednesday turning on 10 gas jets in file cooking classroom stoves An explosion touched by a pilot light blea nut parti tions in the building I Edith Voetberg Traer Wins Iowa Rural Youth Discussion Contest DBS MO1NES Voet berg of Truer was announced as winner of the statewide rural youth discussion contest spon sored by the Farmers Grain Deal crs Association oflowa The an nouncement was made at a ban quet of the association which is holding its 37th annual conven tion Keith Mullcnger of Dcnison won second and Margaret Dietci of George was third Action Clears Way for Debate of Measure Probably on Monday WASHINGTON ad ministrations Britishaid bill was approved by the house foreign nf fairs committee Thursday after efforts to write in a financial limit had been defeated The committees action cleared the way for house debate of tiic measure probably Monday Vole ill filial approval was lak cn cniickly after the committee had defeated a proposal to place a 52000000000 limit on trans actions under the bill When the committee session broke up Chairman Bloom D N announced the bill was re ported out for house action with four major amendments adopted Wednesday but he declined to disclose the vote by which the committee gave its approval say ing youll have to ast individual members about that Other sources reported the vote was IT to 8 Bloom disclosed that in the last Greek Premier Starts Duties Approves British Aid Bill GROUP EFFORT TO PUT LIMIT ON FUNDS few minutes of its eoinm i tt ee had meeting the rejected Nazi Activities Show Gain in Afghanistan NEW DELHI India fakir of Ipi who for more than 20 years has fomented tribal up risings on the northwest frontier was reported Thursday to be in contact with German agents in Afghanistan German activities have shown marked increase in Afghanistan it is reported and many proGerman leaflets and pamphlets have been distributed there Some have filtered through to tribal areas oE northwest India Says Arrest in Iowa Had Cost Him MOUNT AYR H Clif ford Ai of Alton 111 was fined S30Q Wednesday by District Judge Homer A Fuller after amendments ranging from tirely new bill based on loans of money to Great Britain to a pro posal to strike out a section au thorizing the secretaries ot war and navy to acquire arms and ammunition in a foreign country The four amendments which were approved by the committee would Limit the operation of the bill to the period ending June 30 1943 Require the president tt consult with army and navy chiefs before disposing of any war material pro duced specifically for the defense of the United Stales Require the president lo re port to congress at least every 90 clays on transactions under the bill except that he would not have to disclose information he considered incompatible with the public interest V Provide specifically that nothing in the bill grants any power for the president to order naval ves sels into service to escort cargo convoys Committee leaders will ask the rules committee Friday for legisla tive rightofway for the measure Bloom said House leaders planned io call it up for debate Monday pat pin the whisky was found Clifford paid the fine and said the inci dent had cost him about 52500 Steals Money From March of Dimes Box NEW BRITAIN Conn Add another name to the list ot meanest men Hes the sneak thief who cut a bottom corner out of the twofoolhigli March O box on Die main floor of the city hnll here and made otfj with an undetermined amount i could be completed readily in five days Of amendments rejected by the committee Thursday morning Bloom said two were offered by Representatives Fish R N Y and Mundt R S each of whom tried lo substitute a new Britishaid bill based on outright loans to Great Britain Mundt and Representative Eaton R N Y he reported each sought to put a 52000000000 ceiling on transac tions under the bill V Tn its main provisions the Britishaid measure wniilfl au SENTENCED FOR CAR THEFT COUNCIL BLUFFS eral District Judge Charles A Dcwcy sentenced James C Rrd Jicrs anct Wayne Albert Murray loth of uhom pleaded auilly to charges of taking stolen cars across state lines tn four nd two years respectively in prison F R Busy on Birthday ASH nn I i t WASHINGTON W na tion said Happy Birthday Thursday to the man in the white house President Roosevelt was bit grayer for the passing of an other 12 months and with deeper creases around his blue eyes But the broad shoulders showed little sag despite the strenuous burdens of two terms and the warbeset responsibilities of a third Anniversary or not the day brought Mr Roosevelt scant re spite from the cares of office Apart from a flood of grcctinss and congratulations it meant the usual hours at his desk the usual work the usual run of appointments For Thursday night however a dinner and parly will be given at Ihe white house for intimate i friends who have gathered around the president every Jan 30 since Throughout the land other Americans by the thousands will dine dance and dig into their pockets at birthday balls and oth er celebrations to help finance a campaign against infantile paraly sis a movement to which Sir Roosevelt has dedicated each birthday since he became presi dent It was that disease which weak ened the chief executives legs and gave him his biggest handicap Yet by keeping him confined closely to his desk friends say it has been partly responsible for his ability to handle a tremcndnus volume ol work Tlic money raised by the birth day celebrations 10 research institution to hospital to agencies which help victims of Cabanis Sales Manager for N W States Cement Is Dead Career in Industry Was Varied Funeral Will Be Held Saturday poliomyelitis In there will be receptions parties balls special programs at theaters and more than a dozen movie radio and sports stars making the rounds of all of them with Mrs Koose vcll Among tlie celebrities were Hollywoods Deanna Durbin Lana Turner Preston Foster and George Raft Tommy Harmon Michigans allAmerican football player Alice Marble woman tennis queen Benny Goodman and his orchestra and Red Skclton as master of ceremonies All were invited to be present Wednesday night when the presi Idcnt fpcak over four major radio j networks at p m CST I both tn celebrants here and ti tlioC at festivities throughout the country I King George II of Greece shortly after the death of Premier John Motaxas an nounced Ills decision to name Alevandros Korizis 55 rear old governor of the nation al bank as Metaxas successor thorizc the president to have the army or navy manufacture any defense articles for the gpv of any nation whose efcnse the president consld edvital to thedefenseofthe def er The president would be per mitted to sell transfer exchange lease lend or otherwise dispose ol such defense articles to any such government consultation w i t h army and navy officials being re quired before he could dispose of anything produced specifically fo the United Stales The phrase defense article was defined broadly and would include any weapons munitions aircraft boat machinery tools and materials The committee action Thursday was taken about the time James W Gerard World war ambassador to Berlin testified before the sen ate foreign relations committee that the nazis would seize Mex ico if Great Britain vre defeat ed He said he favored declaration of war against Germany X Supporting the administra tions Britishaid bill Gerard who served as ambassador to Germany from 1913 to 1917 told the senalc foreign relations committee that if Germany is victorious we will meet the first shock of Iicr attack in the coun tries to the soulli of us X Germany rmcl luily now arc sending vas sums lo Mexico and other Latin American countries he said adding that if Germany wins the war in Europe Mexico will be seized by tlic nazif Gerard said he could see no hope for a negotiated peace in the war and he urged that congress furnish this country with 1 light ning defense against lightning war by passing the Britishaid bill John B Cabanis 58 for the past sales manager of the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company died at a local hospital about 1005 oclock Wed nesday evening following an ill ness of about four months In the cement business for 25 3carj Mr Cabanis had resided in Chicago 111 London England and Paris France before moving lo Mason City He was in the roof ing tile business prior lo his en trance into the cement business Born Feb 22 1883 at Peters burg III the son of John C and Elizabclh Brahm Cabanis air Cabanis had an extensive and interesting career in the ce ment industry including the training of the late Major Se gravc famous British slcr who was killed in attempl imr a spcedboal record V When 12 years of age Mr Cab anis moved with his family to Springfield 111 where he attended high school Later he attended the University of Illinois receiving his B S in civil engineering While at the university lie became affili ated with Sigma Chi fraternity For three years following grad uation Mr Cabanis practiced as a civil engineer with the city ot Chicago In 1915 he became as sociated with tht Atlas Portland Cement companyas northwestern manager with headquarters at Minneapolis In 1913 he was transferred lo Chicago as assis tant western Kalesmanager and in 1323 lie was named western sales manager In 1927 Mr Cabanis was loaned by the president of the Atlas com pany lo the Red Triangle Cemenl Selling and Distributing company Limited of Great Britain It was he original plan that Mr Cabanis should he in England for six months to organize the sales force ot the company which was being formed through the merging oJ several individual units At the end of a years service with this company Mr Cabanis was made a director ot Ihe com pany as well as sales manager In July 1329 afler he had been in England nearly three years Mr Cabanis had the choice of becom ing a British subject or returning to the United States and lie chose the latter Major Segrave suc ceeded Mr Cabanis in England Upon his return to the United States Mr Cabanis was em ployed by the Northwestern States Portland Cement rom pany as salcsmanaper starting Ainr 1 1929 and held this posi lion at the limn of his death Mr Cabanis was married lo Miss Hellene Linncr at Minneano lis June 17 1914 He is survived by his wife and one son Jack Second street southwest a sister Mrs W C Marks Galcs burff III an aunt Mrs N R Wil moll and a nephew Blair Wil motf both of Chicago A member of Benevolence lodge 145 AF and AM Mr Cabanis was well known in Mason City He was also a member of the University club of Chicago the Lions club the Country club and the Euchre and Cycle club nf Mason City Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon ai 2 oclock at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home with the Rev Roy C Helfenslein pastor of the Congregational church in charge assisted by the Rev C Burnett Whitehcad rector of St Johns Episcopal church Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body will lie in slate at the McAuley and Son funeral home until time of JAMES GErtARI HOLC Loss in Iowa Put at WASHINGTON M The Home Owners Loan corporation acquired 2577 properties in Iowa through last Oct 31 and sold 2 343 of them but incurred a gross loss of a house appro priations committee report dis closed Thursday The 2343 prop erties were sold for S5289027 and j had a capital value of S7512187 Selling expense and brokers com JOHN B CABAMS JURY INDICTS ALUMINUM FIRM Charges Germany Got Four Times as Much Magnesium as U S NEW YORK federal grand jury investigating defense material bottlenecks returned in dictments Thursday charging that the Aluminum Company of Amer icii combined with the German dye trust and oilier companies to produce a situation in which Ger many got at eui four times as much magnesium a year ns did the United States Magnoiiiun is the lightest com mercial metal known and without it highstrength aluminum alloys cannot be produced Government experts said it was of inestimable value in defense and aid to Britain Its use in bombing planes permits the carrying of greater bomb loads and fuel because of lighter construction and it is im portant in the manufacture of air plane engines bomb casings tracer bullets parachute flares and incendiary bombs The grand jury states its belief that the United States defense program was and American production of aircraft impeded and delayed through the alleged restrictive agreements among the defendant companies It specifically accused them of violation of the Sherman anti trust net in what prosecutors said was tlic most important case to come before the depart men t of justice in the last year NAZI ARMS TO STRIKE IN ALL FURY IN SPRING Subs Airplanes and Unprecedented Land Units to Force Decision BERLIN Hitler said Thursday that American help for Britain will be torpedoed Hitler declared that the combined force of Gcr m a n ys reinforced sub marine fleet her air force and unprecedented land di visions will strike this force a decision one way or another He said the war will con tinue but the past year and a halfs lighting has practical ly decided its outcome The year 1941 he said will be the historical year of a great new order in Europe Hitler speaking to a cheering throng of 20000 in the Berlin sports palace declared lhat Ger many from the start hastaken into calculation the possibility ot American aid to Britain1 Whoever believes they will be able lo help England he said musl know that in any ease every shin willi or wilhoiil convoy thai comes to their help wilt be torpedoed When Ihe hour comes Hitler declared we will strike decisive Up My Stem BERLIN ltPi Via Kadio Adolf Hitter Thursday boasted of the arnicil power of Germany and saiil that the reich had nianjIhjiiirs niakiiiRit a thou sand limes as strong as the strcnelli we have already dis played In his speech to the German nation lie said Germany had armed and armed and armed and that his opponents did not realize that they havent even seen anythingof our strength One should never tell cvcry Hunjr one has lip ones sleeve he added I wonder what they winild say if they really knew lovl well armed we arc how many things we slill have that arc a thousand times as strongas the strength we have already dis played Iy and the gentlemen or Britain ul learn this year as an hislori 1000 Expected at Young GOP Reception DES MCHNES than 1000 members of the Young Re publican National federation arc expected to attend a reception here Thursday night opening the organizations threeday national convention Among national lead ers expected to attend ore Repre sentative Joseph M Martin Jr of Massachusetts Cov Harold L Stassen of Minnesota Orcn Root Jr organizer of the Willkic clubs m the 1940 campaign and D W Hornbcck of Cleveland Ohio ua lional chairman n histovi mCca WC USCd do they hope for for for iEii help from America I car only sy Hitler fc we have from the hpainning included every possi in our calfuljition He said that the Gcimau people TlttiSTV GETS CIIANCE WALLA WALLA Wash Con Colin Campbell 61 longed for years for the privileges accorded a trusty Finally he real ized his worked so strenuously on grounds outside the prison walls that he collapsed and died the first dav 1R CJocnlC an British Aid I missions amounted to S388539 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day niglit and Friday continued mild MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday continued miltl IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 2fi Minimum Wednesday night 13 At 8 a m Thursday 21 YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum 3 hvcrybody knows this lloes not wish to falsify the facts he said Germany has ever been ajrainsl American interests 11 Mas fought with them for the liberty of their continent AC He promised that Gcrnianv would spring Srcnt surprises upon Us enemies and that Germany had fully an extent which even the people of Germany do not realize We are in a war which we dirt not want he declaimed Our ou poncnls will have their blue wonder colloquial German for oiff Victory Hitler said as the masses m the sports palace cheered is at tiie end of our 1 can assure you that cvcrv possibility that can be thought of has been weighed here and ac counted tor I have aimed and armed and armed Tills time they face not a fatigued Germany but one ready to fight If there arc other hopes I can only say I did not under stand you Intscad of iiivcnlins rebel lions in Milan they should watch out for rebellions in llicir own countries They consider our relations with liaIy as they arc used to took at their own relations amonsreach other If we hflr Italy they think we want Mimelhtng in exchange for Their hopesare also based on the Balkans t should not expect