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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON R 1ST i ART OF 1C Hi HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 iin MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER COHS1STS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE it j A ur i VU SECTION ONENO 100 BRITISH HAMMER ITALIAN LEGIONS yPHK Iowa House Seeks RAF LAUNCHES DARING ATTACK AGAINST NAZIS Berlin High Command Admits 5 Killed 24 HurtatDuesseldorf BULLETIN CAIRO the re lentless hammering of British Jand and air forces the tempo v rstreat reported Wednesday night to be increas ingon all fronts particularly in Libya where the British were said to be making 20 to 30 mie gains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Waves of RAF bombers pounded the industrial city of Duesseldorf western Germany and slashed at six naziheld invasion pom channel coast the Lon don aiiministry said Wednesday m overnight raids maiking the heaviest British aerial offensive in two weeks The ministry Of information later termed the raid a suc cessful sweep over norheni France Full reports arj not 3ret available it said Observers on the Kent coast saw the planes soaring high over Uie Strait of Dover for Calais while other fighters patrolled the coast on the lookout lor nazi counter attack raiders A short time later black smoke was seen rising near the harbor ol Calais Three German bombers were reported shot down in the sea af ter a 20minute light with ships a convoy off the Kent coast and a fourth nazi raider crashed near Schull county Cork of neu ti tral Ireland The Dublin govern Controls Cuban Forces Many fires were reported set in the night forays Splashing their bombs on main ports along more than 450 miles nazirheld coastline the RAF struck at Dunkerque Dieppe Os tend Cherbourg Brest and Bor deaux the air ministry announced The British said many waves of planes engaged in the attacks Hitlers high command listed five Germans killed 24 wounded and an unspecified number of apartment houses destroyed by bombs and fire in the center of DuesseldorE Damage was slight War vital objectives nowhere were hit the nazi high command asserted London quarters described the widespread British thrusts into Germany and increased nazi ac tivity over Britain as beginning a new offensive period on both sides An official British announce ment said two more G rman bombers were shot down Tues day night and Wednesday with one crashing in flames and the crew a total of 32 nazi raiders destroyed so far this year Against this toil the British acknowledged the loss of only one HAF plahe in fighting over Bri tain since Jan I the war at sea the Germans rernrled that 60000 tons of British shippingwere sunk by nazi Uboats bombers and a warship operating overseas The warship alone reported a bag of 40000 Jons bringing its total to 110000 tons over an un announced period of attacks upon Britains vital lifelines of supply Fire bombs fell in London dur ing the night and German bombers were reported over eastern Eng land and the Midlands but the official morning communique de clared casualties reported from all areas were not large OPPOSITION TO QUISLING SHOWN Reports of Street Fighting in Western Norway Heard in Oslo of steet fighting and hundreds of ar rests in western Norway growing out of opposition to thenazi re gime of Norwegian Major Vidkun Quisling have been received here from Oslo The was reported Tues day tohave occurred between Norwegian citizens and members of Quislings Hirden youth or ganization in streets of Anlcstmd north of Bergen Shots were ex changed and many personsin jured it was said Labor and communist party leaderswere reported arrested by secret police and youth organiza tion members were said to have broken into opposition meetings and seized documents These reports following an an nouncement here earlier this week that all Norwegian bishops had signed a letter declaring acts of pre violence not only are not vented but are encouraged un In flic African war the Itlcr tlle Quisling regime British reported their troops were closing in to speed showdown fights for Italys colonial capitals of Bengasi Libya and Asmara Eritrea Premier Mussolinis high com mand asserted however that fas cist legions counterattacking on the north front in East Africa had thrown back the British with losses The Italian war bulletin ac knowledged that on the south front Ourdubat native de tachments withdrew from ad vanced posts near the frontier east of Lake Sicfanie after bloody Cairo dispatches said the Brit ish had rrached the outskirts of Cheren 20 miles inside Eritrea in their drive eastward lo the Red sea Cheren is only 40 miles mm Asmara Eritrean capital on the road to Massaua Red sea nor which a British military source in London predicted would be cap lured within a wee The union jack now has been moved two nf Ihe way across Erilrc Ousted Printer Asks Iowa Supreme Court to Stay Dismissal DES MOINES K Brown whose ouster by thestate printing board was upheld by District Judge O S Franklin ap pealed Tuesday to the Iowa su preme court to stay his dismissal Judge Franklin held Brown is not to Ihc protection of the soldiers preference law be cause he is a confidential employe of the board and within he ex ceptions to applications of the preference law HALIFAX HULL CONFER WASHINGTON UPJ Lord Halifax the British ambassador conferred for an hour with Sec retary of Slale Cordcll Hull Wed nesday in what was described as a Ecncval discussion of mailers between ihc two governments BRITISH LORD 51 SUCCUMBS Served as Colonial Secretary Leader in House of Lords LONDON Lloyd 51 British colonial secretary and gov ernment leader in the house of lords died Tuesday night He became ill three weeks suffering severe chills and sub sequently was taken to a London nursing home for treatment Lord Lloyd sandwiched five ears of service from lo 923 as governor of Bombay be tween terms in the house of com mons and then was hiah sioner for Egypt and the Sudan from 1925 lo 1329 It was not until Prime Minislei Winston Churchill called him to the coloaial secretaryship last May that he held a ministerial post iater he became government leader m Ihe house of lords when Lord Halifax was appointed am bassador to th United States He was elevated lo the peerage in 1925 as the first Baron Lloyd His son 28 year old Alexander David Frederic Lloyd IP the title Lloyd was born Sept 19 189 in Montgomeryshire Wales He was a grandson of a partner m Lloyd s bank before it was con verted into a limited liability company in 1365 Defense Group MAY PUT LIMIT ON POWERS IN LEND OR LEASE United States Chamber of Commerce Against Bill in Present Form W AS H 1 N G T O N New limitations to powers proposed for President Roosevelt in the Britishaid bill were considered by congressional leaders Wednes day while the United States Chamber or Commerce recorded its opposition to the controversial measure in its present form Democrats of the house for eign affairs committee met with Speaker Rayburn to discuss further possible changes dc sisuci lo Conciliate opposition to the lendlcasc proposal Aft erward Rayburn said no final decisions were reached But the speaker told his press conference the committee was considering ihe advisability of writing into Uie bill provision Money Starts Rolling in for Guard Fund FIRST UJFTS Stales Portland Ce lcino ioil mil Ml Ideal Sand A Northwestern mtnt Co fleiikct Concrete and Supply C WormhcurU Oil Co Central Show 1rinlinr Co Harvey Barrett Bros Jrocvry Vance Music Companv Soda Grill floomhowrr Hardware Mart Motors Inc Huxtabte Drup Co Cenlral Food Market Glldntr1 Clothiers Ctirrfe Van Xcss Co NrothM csun Dhtributinr Co Trilcliard Motor Co o make more definite e ene the understanding that nothing in the measure would repeal or modify any existing law prohibit ing the shipment of materials in American ships into war zones And discussing proposals o put a money ceiling on amounts to be Rayturn spent said f wc pul a 000 limitation jn the bill some people would say we were giy and jfiven an order o appropriate that amount However Representative Luther A Johnson a committee member said that one of the changes seriously discussed would put an overall timelimit on the bill and another would fix alop hmit on the amount ob ligalions the presidcnl might incur any time under the authority the bill grants lslrd Shoe Slore Cafe rardo Ilakrrv Ccrro Mill J1H1 Jclfersort Trznspnrlzliajt to I W Urippen Co KUcirtc Co Cryslal lke Ici A fuel Co MirihaU A Swill Inc Home Kank A TrUl Co Nortlnveu Rank Cily Cn Jny E Keikcr Cillo pholo to Meyer Funeral Home The effort lo raise for n special mess fund for Mason Citys three National Guard companies was oft to a good start Wednesday with contribulions totaling S2iO 00 reported According io plans a formal pre sentation of all moneys raised will be made Monday night in connec tion with the formal induction of the North iowa troopers into the United States army As National Guardsmen they have been in the slate service The money to be raised local ly is extra nongovernmental fund com pan y of t i cers can buy the small extra comforts for their men to make camp life the more pleasant V V if II may be turkey Thanks giving a washing machine for th company fruit for men in Ihe field or when they come in cold and tired The Chamber of Commerce ha interested itself in the cause East African War Front reports that their forces in 1 u lt ljillye James S Kempcr president of aPPomtmg a special administering the Chamber of Commerce senled he views of that organiza tions directors to the senate for eign relations committee Thev contended the administration bill now drawn would give the president power to involve United States in war the The senate foreign relations committee decided Wednesday to ask the state department whether Great Britain had made definite commitments to the United States on the use of the British lleet in VLlkiaiJ liC return for American aid to British the The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair northwest cloudy becoming fair east and south Wednesday night and Thursday colder MINNESOTA Fair nay night and Thursday colder vvedncsday night and southeast Thursday IN MASCN CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Wednesday Maximum Tuesday jg Minimum in Nieht At S 3 m IVcrlncstlar YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 28 Vt Ifi trace Vandenberg put in the record of Ihe committee an excerpt from article written by Dorothy Thompson newspaper columnist winch said Our alliut aid fo Britain is accompanied by definite com mitmcnls of Britain I0 us re narding the British fleet II pre supposes a community of in is interesting if Vandenberg said 1 true i LiimK the committee should have some information on it from official The state department said Sept 3 1940 that it had re ceived a pledge hat in no event would the British fleet be sunk or surrendered to Germany If driven out of European waters il was said the English lar ships would he sent abroad for Ihe of other parts of the House sponsors of Ihe measure made it plain that they would not yield an inch on essentials but privately they discussed the pos sioihty of compromises on the top cost Of the program and on the ours time iiTvut tn objection e two points of The big sensation of the mo ment banever was Mr Roose velt s oblique charge that Sen ator Wheeler adamant foe of the lendlease bill was a source of satisfaction to the chancel thC Gcrman The president spoke out late Tuesday aflcr Wheeler made the charge that there was not a single modern combat warplane in the army because the adminislraiion iad deprived the air force of new deliveries in order u aid i The Monlanaii cited what fniri absolutey reliable1 number of planes these assertions on the sent abroad Comment on Wouldnt YOU Like to Help Wouldnt YOU like to have a part in this worthy under taking Wouldnt you ike to give tangible expression of your appreciation of the fine citi zenship being exemplified by North towas National Guards men If so send your currency or check AT ONCE to National Guard Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa No gift too large none too small Get your name on the doily honor list committee made up of Harry Odle chairman M C Lawson and W E Bramhall Mr Odle and Mr Lawson as company commanders during the World war have had experience in supervising mess funds and there fore arc peculiarly qualified for their new responsibility Sergt Ernest Harmon head quarters company has been ap Domlecl disbursing aRcut bv the commitlec He make acom nlelc report to tllc committee each month At the end of the car there will be a careful audit There are about 80 men in the three national guard companies irom surrounding communities which are invited to pariicipalc ii this campaign with their contribu tions JAPS TO LAND IN INDOCHINA Move Is Ostensibly Made for Enforcement of Armistice Terms SAIGON French IndoChina Iroopj arc to land here only 648 miles from Singa pore within two weeks ostensibly to enforce armistice terms be t w e c n IndoChina and Thailand authoritative sources reported Wednesday II was believed thai the reported move would foreshadow extension of the Japanese military grip on strategic southern areas of Indo China Informants said that the Japa nese troops would proceed lo the Trailand border on the excuse that they were needed to enforce armistice terms Other sourcesusually reliable asserted that Thailand had per mitted Japan lo use two airports in its northern area from which to bomb Chinas Burma road One of tlic ports it was said was built by Japanese contractors last year It was reported also tiiat 1500 Japanese troops had landed at Haiphong on the cast IndoChina coast bringing ihe tolal ot Japa nese Iroops in that area to from 10000 to 11000 By agreement lapan is permitted 6000 men in Ihe area was asked from Mr Roosevelt at ss conference lie replied j can work out all sorts of 5vith official and unofficial and that must be satisfactory to he head of Ihc German rcich Mr Roosevelt let it go at lhat without naming Hitler Neither did he mention Wheeler by name Retorted Wheeler In a democ racy the people arc supposed to be given the facts I am per fectly willing io compare my pa irint r t BRITISH GREEK IN VALONA RAID Greek Troops Take Dorza Jugoslavia Frontier Reports Say STRUGA Jugoslavia rentier reports said Wednesday hal Greek Ircops have occupied Dorza 18 miles south of Valona CHAMPAGNE FOR CLUB SURVIVOR Thatcher 79 Last Member of Group Organized in 1886 INDIANAPOLIS Ind Nine emply chairs were turned UD around Ihe banquet table when John Thatcher 79 slopped up to claim the bottle ot champagne which had been kept 55 years for ikvKV the last survivor of Uie No Last Mans club The empty chairs 10 L the nine other members who had died since that evening in i860 when the club was organized after a successful hunting trip near their homes at Frankfort Ind Thomas Paris member iSo 9 died at Frankfort Jan 12 leaving Thatcher eligible to drink the final toast and close the clubs to the boys who have gone ahead to blaze trail his final me Thatcher said toait When he had finished the toa4 there were tears in his eyes Its sour lie said TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL Colder Readings Forecast by Iowa Weather Bureau DES MOINES lures averaged 12 degrees above normal in Iowa Wednesday but trie weather bureau forecast cold er readings for Wednesday night BILL IS PASSED 100 TO 0 AFTER SOLONS DEBATE House Is Locked in Stormy Argument Over Sealed Corn Amendment BULLETIN DES MOINES Iowa senate passed and sent lo Gov George A Wilson for signature the national de fense commission bill Tlic vole was 43 lo 0 with seven senators absent or not voting PES MOINES true to its reputation for being a fast worker the Iowa house Wednes day passed and sent lo the sen ale a bill lo create an Iowa in dustrial and defense commission and a legislative couunltiee on na tional defense coordination The measure which was intro duced only Tuesday passed by a 100 lo 0 vote after scarcely half an hours discussion Tlic idea behind the bill is In a sorl of Chamber of Comcrce agency to obtain for Iowa additional stable industries or industrial expansions growing out of the defense Program The measure would create a commission of 15 appointed by the governor and a legislative committee of four The latter group would hold the purse strings on a appropriation with which the drive for a bigger share of the defense business would be financed The governor now has a simi lar commission at work in an un official cnpacilv HOUSE DEBATES SEAL CORN AMENDMENT DES MOINES scaled corn amendment which its spon sors said would save the farm ers of this slale from a 51000 000 annual tax boost in 1941 and 1942 locked the Iowa house in stormy debate Wednesday Hep George H Keeney Mallard sponsored the bill which wonla wipe off the boohs the properly tax supposed lo be levied on stored corn after a first year exemption Assailing the move as i possible efforls to aid the new federal corn scaling program which isnt go ing over any too well Rep G T Kuesler KGriswold filed an amendment which would exempt only corn brought by a livestock raiser for feed purposes Rep David A Dancer RLa moni filed a substitute for Kues ters molion in which he asked that corn sealed in 1D38 and 1939 be specially exempt from taxa tion Dancer asUed the 1938 and exemption because we now have an unusual situation in regard lo Ihc amount of corn on the farms of Iowa1 Perhaps at the end of years we might find the surplus has been used up he said Dancer quoted the I ova lax commission as saying that Wtle corn has been assessed in the past anyway regardless of the law on the mailer Assessors he said barred from listing corn the nrsi year and usually have ig nored the filled bins in listing pioperty for lax purposes Representative Henry W Bur ma H Allison said Ihe unoffi cial commission has been operat im t i on the road Six main TepcliniValona British and Greek planes bombed Valona Wednesday it and were attacked bv than fighter craft The Italians shot down one Blenheim bomber it was said thai of his th l IIJ llIJC prcsidenls closest advisors I have no interest financially or otherwise in Germany or Eng Cow Shoots Farmer But Gets Reprieve TOWANDA Pa if jolm Griffiths 26 was shot by a cow Armed with a shotgun Griffiths vas all set to execute he cow as a favor for a neighbor As he pressed Ihe trigger the cow nudged Ihc barrel defecting ihc champ 8 exccpt that and Thursday j11 wilnout funds7 UIai Skies were clear in the north lvc Jt Hie governor from allocations Burma saitl Iowa has enor mous facilities to handle some of hcsc defense contracts and subcontracts Nearly every slate has a commission and most of them have set milcl than we rc Washington west section and were expected to brighten up hi Uie rest of Ihc slale by Thursday The official high of Ihe Ia4 iurs was 15 above zero at Council Bluffs while the low early Wed nesday was 26 at Sioux City Iowa tails Charles City Dubiique and Davenport The mercury was expected to o arop lo a minimum of 15 degrees m the northern half of the stale Wednesday night and lo 20 in Ihc southern half into Griffiths knee hospital lo a 1 Chief Engineer of Railroad Succumbs SAN FRANCISCO Joseph White Williams 61hicf engineer of lie Western Pacific railroad for 19 years died here i v m Mills NvtS American and World war veteran j Survivors include his u llunl Sioux The bill would provide tor the appointment of an executive sec ictary under the commission and a legislative committee of two house members and two senate members alcr group would draw aiu a ilay compensation while on duly This provision drew llic fire nf Kcprcsentalivc M F Rissc U Mitchell because llic committee is In position of havmsr voted itself S10 a day raisc in salary ivlny Runs are dr i lhat for S30 a month he commented   

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