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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARCOME R HIST MEM A T 0 E P T Qf I 0 V i c 0 P U1 S I 0 J H i 5 I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT m JJfX fAPEB CONSISTS 0 TWO USMUMLSPANJSHCHIEFS CONFER Robber in Jail Given Life Sentences SOLDIERS SEEN MASSED ALONG BULGARIAN LINE Turkish Official Press Pleads for United Front in Balkans Jugoslavia Adplf Hitler iias moved 25 new di vjsions of some 400000 men into Rumania military observer re ported Wednesday as warlike preparations moved apace through out southeastern Europe These informants said an aver age pi 40 trains a day have been passing through Hungary carrying glcat quantities of munitionbf tanks guns and other military equipment as well us men Neutral military observers esti Golmally nmv as between 000000 and 600000 men in Ru mania nearly 200000 having en tered the country from the time first contingents arrived in September and the end of De Groups of German transport those which flew over Hungary Tuesday nave landed at Bulgarian air ports military observers were informed in Sofia advices Wed ncsday It was explained in thc Bulgarian capital however that these planes were part of an order Bulgaria placed with nazi factories and has already paid Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivan Wednesday with the Germanarid ministers in Sofia but the nature of their discussions was not disclosed The German minister his hat pulled low over his eyes went to Bulgarian foreign office in a BRITISH SMASH AGAIN AT NAZI BASES AT NIGHT English Encircling Giarabub in Advance on Libyan Desert By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains Royal Air Force bombed the German divebomber base at Catania Sicily and smashed at targets in northwest Germany Holland Norway and Denmark in overnight raids RAF pilots told of setting fierce new fires in a second successive attack on Hanover oil center and reported raids on the big north German sea port of Bremen Rotterdam The Netherlands ship ping at Kristiansand Norway and Thisted Jutland i The Germans said KAF hiimhs killed and wounded some citvl ians norlhern and westcrtn Germany but asserted thit antiaircraft fire compelled the Uritish lo jettison their bombs and flee London had a quiet night with a brief airraid alarm shortly be fore 2 a first early morn ing alert in many days Hitlers high command reported the sinking of 28500 tons of Brit ish shipping by Uboatand plane attacks lahfarm Balkan tension heightened Ulth attention focussed on the RumanianBulgarian frontier where llic Germans are reported to have massed troops on the northern bank of the Danube Dispatches from Sofia the Bul garian capital published Wed nesday in proaxis newspapers in other Balkan centers said Bul garia fears England is about to violate her neutrality thus drag ging Bulgaria into the war by sending RAF planes over the country to bomb Rumanian oil fields British officers from the mid dle cast command returned Wednesday to Ankara capital of Turkey from an inspection of Turkish fortifications facing Bul garia reports from Istanbul said The British mission has been in Turkey nearly a month The Turkish official press pleaded for a united Balkan fronl against a German move across Bulgaria to help Italys embattled forces against Greece This was interpreted in diplo matic quarters here as meaning the Turkish government may wcil be moving diplomatically to weld a Balkan front since the press of turkey is under government con trol Rumanias antiaircraft defenses and air raid protection measures were speeded up by German and Rumanian military authorities re ports from Bucharest said Bu charest now is under permanent blackout and military patrols arc making sure that all buildings ae equipped with air raid shelters This order followed the break of diplomatic relations with Ru mania Monday Thc Bucharest military com mander forbade all persons to walk or ride through the citys streets between 10 p m and o a m except wiih military per mits Observers at Husc Bulgarian Port on the Danube reported IK Gcrman on thc north bank still were busily building pontoon bridges and asscmbhnE military supplies iVfr Jumpoff points leading Into Buljaria TWAMI robbed thc Aetna ifionoay 15 shown r Youth Held in Jail on Charge of Robbing Bank Herman Peters 21 Arrested at Home of Uncle Near Chester After confessing Hie fire slaying of Mrs x i jnarriaA Walter W Bender ami h vife were Cedar Raniils on i c e iv nenuer ami his wife T Y BRITISH MOP UP SCATTERED ITALIANS In the battle of Africa British troops were reported to Jiave en circled the Italian garrison at outpost 180 miles soufir OSAGL Herman Tclcrs i yearold Minnesota farm youth Wednesday was held in the Mitch ell county jail here to face charges rbg ihe Aettla Slatc ban of Mclntire Mondaj The youth was arrested lues nay at the home of his uncle Jack Peters one mile north of Lnesler Iowa and waived ex Iradition in ihe Rochestcr lUiun municipal court Iowa authorities brought him here Max H Studer of the Iowa state Bureau of criminal investigation me of the officers who helped ar mittcd the robbery and told this story With cousins he went to trasco Alodday n R shopnina trip but left them there and said he would return by train He then took thc automobile of G II Bender Chester Iowa bakery op era or drove lo Mclntire and parked across the street from the He went in and with o 32 cali ber revolver which he said was not loaded forced R D Williams cashier and Grace OBrien teller to give him the money in cash drawer the LOOK INSIDE FOR 2 SENTENCED IN FIRE MURDER Bender and Wife Get Life Terms for Putting Boy 5 to Death CEDAR RAPIDS and his wife Mabel Distric Judge H C fling for the death b suffocation of Mrs Benders 5 year old son by a former Both pleaded guilty before Judge Ring Bender was to be taken to Fort Madison penitentiary and Mrs Bender to Rockwell City re formatory The boy Ralph Kohlicek suf focated to death last Nov 7 when fire swept the locked bedroom in which he was sleeping above a small cafe thc Benders operated here Chief of Delcclivcs Earl Stanley said Mrs Bender first admitted she started the fire then both she and her husband signed statements relating that they had conspired to kill the boy in order to obtain an inheritance of 51600 left him by his father uigii command also trr reported RAF warplanes bombed s ls tllc most unnatural Kifvik AUU ifJUCH SUUUl OI 1GOrUlI and other forces of Gen Sir Archi bald P Wavells army of the Nile were said to be mopping up scat tered Italian bands in the waste lands south of captured Bengasi British military quarters said that the fascist garrison at Chercn East Africa 42 miles from the Eritrean capital of Asmara was besieged by Brit ish iroops but that it was a tee mendously stronjr position Mussolinis high command ac knowledged ihat British motorized troops knifing into Italian Somali land had occupied Afmadu 100 miles east of the Kenya colony frontier and only 70 miles from the Indian ocean 9 KILLED AS BOMBS FALL IN ADDIS ABABA The fascist high command also wuijjmijua uomoea the airdrome at Addis Ababa the former Emperor Haile Selassies Ethiopian capital killing nine arsons Fierce fighting took place all day Tuesday in the Chcren sector with the intervention of air forces war In the movement of fresh nazi divisions across Hungary compe tent observers said much equip molor Frn V French freight cars apparently by he German cSm R1 i alkan Perorations Belgian Dutch Danish and Pol ish railway cars also were re ported used in this some considered tii ctenccof a shortage rolling stock Peters wanted the money in lie safe but Williams lolifhim l as under time lock anil roulcln I be opened Peters llicn fled after telling the employes lo he on the fioor but they ran mil when they heard iiis car her all1 C liccnsc num Aiilhoriiics said it was through license that they obtained the flnn 4 4L tuciL iuuy clue that led to the arrest Studer said S233GO was found in a suitcase under Peters bed in his uncles home and that Peters money0 had Spcnt nolle ol No real motive for the robbery gained in preliminary ques tioning Studer added Slate Agent Max Studer for rjfy apatrolman on thc Mason City police force and served owv in Gordo Ani VE BANGKOK Thailand ua e arrived here panese delioycr had EAMON dc VALERA Warns People of Eire That War Is at Hand PAGE 2 Trojans Nip Panthers in Overtime Contest SPORTS PAGE No Debt Increase Is Needed Mouhon Says PAGE X on both sides the Italian bulletin said PIRAEUS BOMBED PV ITALIAN WARPLANKS In Greece ancient Athens had its first night air raid alarm when Italian bombers struck Tuesday night at nearby Piraeus port of the capital area Some casualties were reported Athens iUsclf was not bombed crime I ever heard of Judge Ring declared in addressing Mrs Bender after the state and defense had rested following presentation of evidence concluded the punish ment of the court would be a les e one than that of vour con KNOX OPPOSES WILLKIE PLAN Declares U S Can Spare No Destroyers for Use by Britain WASHINGTON Knox said bluntly Wednesday tha the navy can spare no more de syoyers jvhen asked to commen on WerBell L ihat five o 10 destroyers ji mont be supplied Great Britain We havent any more destroy era to spare than we need for balanced fleet the navy secre tary told a press conference I am not going to comment di rectly on Mr Willkics proposa but my position as thc secretary o Average Iowa Farmers Equipment Is WASHINGTON of the average Iowa farmers farm equipment and machinery is si 134 more than double that of the average American farmer the census bureau said In Minne sola Wisconsin New York and California the averages were be and 51000 the report added HUNT MISSING FLYER EDMONTON Alta Australian student airmen will take oft into the frozen Canadian subArcic Wednesday to join the t v7 Albcra us W Kiclbauch down since Thursday in a pass through the ss roug the au Pehcan mountains 130 mile no h gCf for the of here I PUI chare of planes and other puv ASKED FOR NAVY Roosevelt Asks Sum to Speed Shipbuilding Expansion of Bases WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked congress Wednes day for in cash and contract authorizations to expe dilc thc navys shipbuilding pro gram nnd to carry out a vast ex pansion of thc fleets shore fa cilities Included were requests for 54700000 to establish fleet oper ation facilities and bomb proof shelters at the tiny Pacific siana of Guam and for 55 747 300 for similar purposes at the Guantanamo Cuba naval base Funds also were sought for cs tatmshment of submarine operat Tg faciuties at Kodiak island Alaska and at Midway island in the Pacific Among the larger items in the hst were 5100000000 for con s ruction of naval vessels in cluding unspecified types of small craft and 5102000000 for armor armament and ammunition The navys bureau of aeronau get Lock Me Up MINNEAPOLIS De he police De found the his home car was discovered a awav he said broken fur His b o few blocks In explaining his point about baanced fleet Knox said that th layy had no future prospect o Jeing able to release destroyer Jccausc as more destroyers ar Aiding other ships too To transfer drestroyers undei sucli circumstances he averted leave thc fleet with an in adequate number We arc using every known way o expedite destroyer construction and the whole navy program Knox continued There isnt an available yard that is not being used fully nnd we arc seeking n o build new yards Aside from the matter of de Iroyers Knox said in response to question there have been no uqucsts from Great Britain for ubmarmcs or any other part of he fleet The naval secretary reported that construction of warship and oeliveric of war planes was nhead of schedule and generally encour aging Body of lowan Found in Wrecked Automobile ADELT Tiie body of Bur dette Merryman 37 of Boone ville his wrecked in ms wrecKea automobile three miles south of RaUnEC Corencr L H Deford said thc car had Asked o explain Dcmers said Pliingcd into a steep bank 000 Lincoln Collection Committee Approves 7 Amendments WASHINGTON sen ale foreign relations committee approved in principle Wednesday seven house amendments to Hie administrations British aid bill including a 31300000000 limita lion on the amount of existing war material which could be trans ferred to other nations The amendments had fUccn put forward in the house by proponents of British aid legis lation and were reported lo be acceptable lo Ihc administration leadership In congress While approving them in prin is subject to some technical changes in the relations committee turned back opposition efforts t write into the legislation restvk lions considered undesirable b no administration In addition to thc seven amend neiits which it approved thc com raltee also agreed to accept an outer house amendment providin that congress could revoke th sresidenfs proposed British ai powers at any time by a concur ent resolution which would no be subject to presidential veto Chairman Georjrc D Ga however appointed a subcom mittee to redraft this amend ment entirely some members saying they bad doubts about Uie form in which the house had written it In addition to that amendmen and the 51300000000 limitatio on transfers of existing militarj equipment the six house chane acted on by the committee were To provide that nothing in th bill should permit any America vessel to enter a combat area To require the president to re port to congress every 90 days o njs operations under the bill To providetliaT contract executed in carrying out provi ihe legislation should b fulfilled before July 1 1946 To limit operation of the Brit ICll UIll i 1 me period cndm0 lo provide that nothing in tin net could be construed to author e naval escort of convoys To require consultation be tween the president and army and navy chiefs before transfer o existing military equipment could be ordered by the president The amendment reported was a proposal by Se ud have required certification by the army chief of staff and e rhet of naval operations that JJpment was not needed for American defense forces before it could be transferred by the presi dent to any other nation Vazis Assert Sub Sank 21500 Tons Shipping BERLIN WIA German sub marine sank 21500 tons oE mcr hant shipping around England nd combat planes also conccn on British supply lanes ank a 7OOUton merchant nd damaged two others the Gcr inn high command reported Wednesday The time rr the op rations was not specified iipreme court Wednesday re eived an appeal by Fnyc Avers rom an Iowa county district court on charges of assault intent to commit murder was sentenced to an inde errmnatc term not to exceed 3 cars in the Fort Madison pcni 30 Given to Library in Illinois n 111 575000 Lincnlninna csaay with dedication of vincolniana collection library by the late c Henry Horner Green slale n of the nfTtu R lauded flJC thoughtful generosity of the late governor Horner in dona ms impressive Lincolniana collect to the state historical library in d e d Seating thc 1 i b r a r ys Henry Horner room Carl Sandburg poet and Lincoln biographer also participated Lincolns be in democ a c y was stressed by G o v e r n o r Green the govcrn mon em gove mcnt the governor declared in a prepared address not only be caufsc was sacred in and it self but because it was the only lorm of government under which Jtt6 find Play for wltl What he saw was not a system but a society It was a society without rigid class distinctions a J whlch a laboer could iV1ulnduslry and iuy an rugality him self become an employer A society m whch education of all and was the in which privilege c even a poor boy could obtain the highest eminence I need hardly remind you that today the validity of these articles of Lincolns faith is challenged in large part of thc world YithiS was the historic American faith and his must be our creed if this The Weather FORECAST UWA Light rain W lay night changing to numcs by morning considcr abtjcolder Thursoay and west and central Wednesday night fresh to strong southeast and south winds shifting to north westerly by morning MINNESOTA Snow north or snow south Wednesday night changing lo snow talc Wednesday night Thursday easrl snow west Colder Thursday and wcst Wednesday night fresh to mod erately strong easterly winds especially south and cast por tions shifting to north and northwest Wednesday nighl IN MASON CITY weather statis RETAIN TO MEET THURSDAYWITH FRANCO SUNER Conjecture Ranges From Peace Efforts to Solidifying of Axis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERN Switzerland Premier Mussolini conferred Wednesday with Spains topKinking leaders in Italy it re ported by foreign diplomats and Thursday the Spaniards will meet with French Chief of State Petain and his No i lieutenant Admiral Jean Darlaii The heavilyguarded travels the Spanish generalissimo Iraiicisco Franca and his brotu erlniaw Foreign Minister Ra mon Serrano Suncr held the probability of a startling turn in the fciiropcnn war But what was afoot was still coJijeutuHl with the conjecture anging from peace efforts on be alf of Italy to the other extreme h Coastal Area of Parley Blocked Off by Special Police VICIISf Franciscn irauco of Spain conferred with I rcmier Bcnito Mussolini at an unnamed place in Italy Wednes reportedly concerningthe shift in Mediterranean power rcsuHinjr from Gen Sir Archi bald Wavclls Libyan offensive The whole Mediterranean Drench coast was blocked off by special police precautions for the meeting report heardin Zurich Switzerland said that Franco CARferrcd with Adolf Hitler n to Mussolini and Jial He hart met with retain prior to Kontg to Italy for Wednesdays conference Accordhiff to this version Franco inspired the con ferences m an effort to keen hpain and France out of Ihc of solidification of axis strength in iurope through acquisition of bpamsh and French bases for operations against Britain in tli Mediterranean Thc possibility that Musso lini actually sought dispatch of a Spanish legion to one of Italys yarfronls was advanced bv British diplomatic sources in loud mi Berlin spokesman held that the 1rancoMussoIiui mccl was none of our affair but lauglicd at the suggestion hat a BritishItalian peace pro posal was in the air Some reports pictured the Pamards as reluctant to return Jic favor of axis help given to in the Spanish civil war ranccs reluctance to yield bases ins long been discussed riie i marshal of Vichy hilippe Petiin arrived at ranee near the Italia frontier m Ins special train Navv Minister Darlmi was rcportnd to lave left Vichy by automobile to 0111 him for talksThursday with and Serrano Stincr retain has an estate at Vil lencuvnLoiibct near Cannes and Ihc announced purpose of tics 3 lax i mum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 27 35 37 23 FKAXCO   

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