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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ESS FULL UJASED VVOSEs THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 17194i MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT WORLD HOSTILE TO US IF NAZIS WIN BARKLEY Democratic Leader Declares Hitler Seeks Complete Domination WASHINGTON IV Demo cratic Leader Barkley opening senate debate on the administra tions British aid bill declared Monday that if the United States does not help Britain defeat Hitler in Europe we shall some day have to sur render to him or defeat him over here Bar kley his voice ringing through the well filled c h a mber BARKLEY declared There is but one way to stop a concmeror That way is to defeat him1 Hartley began his speech with an assurance that if Germany wins the war the United States will face not only a hostile Germany but a hostile world Speaking before wsll filled sen ate galleries Barkley explained provisions of the Jarreaching permit the president lease or transfer Americanmade military equipment to warring democ racies Barkley substituted for Chair man George of the for eign relations committee as the first administration speaker after a throat ailment prevented George from delivering the first argument in support of the measure Barkley quoled statements by Adolf Hulcr and his lieutenants and said that they demonstrated that OUR ot Ihe motives for this war is the economic domination of tne world Can we doubt Barkley asked that economic domina tion will be followed by political inlnsuc and infiltration and that economic and political domination will produce a pro digious effort at military dom ination in all countries upon which this nazi system shall be imposed Hitler should win we will face therefore not only a hostile Germany but a hostile world If he wins he will control all of Eur ope And if Mussolini should sur vive through him or over him he British Praise Achievements of New U S Bomber will control all of Africa Barklev went on to sav been figuring in aerial encounters of Britains LibyTncam Chicago to protest enactment of She termed Pepper a searedy cat asserting that he would not talk to any women at all Capitol police allowed other members of the delegation who Jiiid admission carets to take their place in a line of persons waiting to find seats in the crowded gal leries Barklcy urged his colleagues to observe that dignity and freedom from personalities for which the senate of the United States should be distinguished during debate on the legislation Singapore Waters Mined as British Give Japan Warning Tension Eases at Tokio Nippon Sets Up Saigon Air Base WARNSlGAlST STIFLING JAPS Ohashi Effort Made to Assure That Philippines Wont Endanger Future TOKIO UR warned Monday that attempts to stifle her in the South Pacific would have most grave results and said that efforts arc being made to assure that the Philippines will not endanger Japan in the fu ture The statement was made to the lower hpuse pf parliament by Vice Foreign Minister Chinch Ohashi Ohashi asserted that it wus rc that the Unite States had launched discussions concern ing the South Pacific on the basis of false reports that Japan forth with is commencing to move southward However he said in the event that attempts are made to stifle Japan based on such re ports then Japan would be forced to take appropriate that ifj sures unter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a step re flecting the current uneasiness in the Far East the British navy gave notice Sunday the mining of Malayan waters to block the great naval fortress of Singapore against unwelcome ships from the direction ofThailand v China French IndoChina and Japan The British press immediately linked this action with the advice of British authorities urging Britons to leave Thailand and oc cupied China The admiralty in warning shipping of the area to be mined said the new field would extend 60 miles from the Singapore latitude and 30 miles cast of the Malayan coasl which would mean that minefields laid around Sinsapore at the start of the war arc hcinjf extended There was no official explana tion for the action but it came on top of a week of anxiety in the Pacific The Sunday Times commented editorially that if Japan took any aggressive step she would find herself cut out of postwar foreign trade since Japan could not ex pect that we could trade on tile same terms tomorrow with a country which tries to stab us in the back today TENSION REPORTED TO BE EASING IN TOKIO i Ji Tokio tension eased The handled its news in a much Ohashi insisted that Japan hoped T II to settle questions iivolvin the South Pacific by peaceful dip lomacy Plan Inquest at Cresco in Nibauer Death CRESCO Howard couiitv offi cials over the death of lnv llutllll Ll Claude Nibaucr 2K year old Davis Corners farmer who was found U miles southwest of Crcsco with both legs and his back frac ifniii J I in J I 1111 LIUJL bureau urging Japanese in North and South America not to be turbed by irresponsible and sen sational reports of tenion be tween Japan and the U S One paper Asa hi said Japan ese residents were beginning to withdraw from the Netherlands fcast indies because of the wor sening situation which has in creased uneasiness among the Jap anese but relegated the dispatch to a subordinate place All papers carried a story that Secretary of state Hull had con PEPPER on tiic HitlerMussolini combination file results in that event mild I its cws won m Europe nnd Africa we be most grave milder fashion following a suite must suppose that Japan as one of Ohashi insisted that ln ment 1lc cabinet information the axis powers will control if she docs not occupy all of China and the entire Pacific west of Ha waii including Malaya and the Dutch East Indies Should the axis powers win Barkley continued thev will have a naval strength two and a half times that of the United Slates leaving out of considera tion the British navy and this strength would be still further augmented by the capture of oil or any considerable part of that WOMEN DEMOXSTRATF AGAINST PEPPER As Ihe senate convened n group of women demonstrators conarc gstcd outside the chambc Ran chanting we want Pep per Tiicy ob viously meant Senator Pepper D long time advocate of aid for Britain Two women were arrested and Capitol Po liceman John Hoffman said they would be booked at a nearby city police station charges of disorderly conduct Tne women gave their names as Mrs Elizabeth Dilling of Chicago and Miss Jean Lundgren of Chi cago Mrs Diltings secretary Mrs Dilling she represented the mothers crusade to dclcal the caselend bill composed of onntlcss mothers added that she had brought 00 women from various parts of he country including 100 from I ciucst Nibauer died in a Crcco hospital at midnight Saturday Lying in the middle of highway 63 the unconscious form of ATi baucr was found by Lewis uj ichmiat truck driver for the Transfer company of and Harold Kraft 2 year old farm youth Coroner E L Bradley said Ni oauer apparently had missed a side road and in attempting to back up or turn around opened the door of his car to watch what was behind him and fell to the pavement His pickup truck was found at right angles to the high way s Schmidt said he was the same direction as Nibaucr but saw him on the highway too late and passed by He halted as soon as possible and with Kraft nnli fied officers Nibaucr is survived bv cuts Mr and Mrs W his par any inenacing maneuvers toward British possessions in the far cast G Recommendations by the press in British Burma that au thorities give fuller information about defense preparations and the responsibilities of the people in the event of emergency in Burma Were nil in it together should the war spread the press said BACKS USE TAX Iowa Levy Protested by Sears Montgomery Ward Firms Upheld WASHINGTON liPi Provis ions of the Iowa use tar act which require outofstate corporations to collect a 2 per cent tux on mail order sales to lowans were held constitutional Monday by the su preme court Justice Douglas delivered the 5 to 2 decision on challenges of the assessment by Sears Jioebuck and company and by Montgomery Ward and company Inc Justice Roberts write a dis senting opinion in which Chief Justice Hughes concurred Justice Stone did not participate Justice Douglas said that the mode of enforcing the tax on the privileges of Iowa transactions constituted no discrimination against interstate commerce The tax generally was imposed on the sale of tangible personal property for use in the state The litigation applied only to mail or der purchases from outside lhc slate An Iowa supreme court decision held the tax unconstitutional as applied to the two corporations They had sought an injunction to restrain iis enforcement against them Iowa officials said that if the state supreme court ruling were permitted to stand Iowa would be denied the right to collect ap proximately half a million dol lars They added that to interpret law so as to gvc the mail or RAF MAKES TRIP OVER POLAND Leaflets Dropped as New Record Is Set by British Airmen By UNITED PRESS The Royal Air Force has struck east into central Poland for the first time London revealed Mon day as British empire precau tions for a major far eastern crisis were tightened Never before power made itself felt so far from its home bases in Britain The air ministry revealed that tile flight over Poland oc curred Saturday night it was not a bombing raid leaficls wcrc dropped on the cities of Cracowand Kadowicc The importance of the develop ment lay in the distance involved British bombers had to fly more than 1800 miles roundtrip to make the raid It appeared virtually certain that the flight was made with some of the new longrange bombers which the British cither have recently built for them selves or purchased from the United States The United chide Boeing JtS and powerful consolidated aircraft long range bombers the British themselves have built a new ver sion of their famous Wellington longrange bomber which is Said to have even greater range and striking power than the Ameri can aircraft The most eastern objective in Germany previously raided bv lie RAF has been of Stettin Slates planes in flying fortresses ksea port a con so aa o gvc e ma or rerrcd with British Australian and houses a 2 per cent subsidy Netherlands envoys and Yomiuri local merchants is repugnant said an antiJapanese joint policy every principle of equality be was discussed fAPAX SKTS UP BASE AT SAIGOV Othcr weekend development in the far east included J Reports from foreign military observers in Shanghai that Japan had set up the nucleus of a mili tary air base at Saigon in south ern IndoChina 630 miles north of Singapore 2 The arrival at Saigon of Col Ryoki Koike chief of staff of Jap anese forces in IndoChina to take over the Japanese command in the by the Central J Ill Chinese News Agency that Japan had stationed six divisions pre sumably 90000 men in Canton Hainan Island French IndoChina and the Spratly Islands and four divisions in Formosa 4 A broadcast by the Bankok adio that Japan was not seeking military or naval bases for in vasion of British Malaya Ivccn citizens and states which it was the purpose of the constitu tion tu establish and protect CAR PIERCED OGDEN Utah Stale Pa Dies After Trying to Free Car in Drift CRESCO of N Parker of Elma Monday morning n u idcc ol vjjjacn lamed to exertion from had crashed into a guard fence Is snow to extricate his car the highway trolmcn 15 Smurthwaite and W K Ward saw nn automobile long itudinally transfixed by a wooden rail 12 feet long 10 inches wide and three inches thick Investiga tion disclosed that Dr William D Pace o Ogdcn Dcvrlapmrnt of planes able li raid into Poland and return to the British Islrs opens up fir he first time the possibility that the British will be able to attack Germanys vital eastern war industries The rcich is known to have transferred many strategic industries including aircraft factories to Silesia East Prussia Bohemia and other re gions most distant from west ern front Now with the growing striking power of the RAF it may be pos sible to subject eastern Germany to the same type of concentrated attack which has been carried out on the heavy industrial area of the Ruhr and Bremen the North Sea j of Hamburg nnd i on the Rivcrdale road ff two upright posts and drove the horizontal bar through the radiator over the engine and through the cowling through the scat and deep into the trunk compartment passing di rectly between Dr Pace and his passenger Miss Kathryn Noble of Malad Idaho The rail ripped off all of Miss s dollies Yosuke Xobtc received only few ana a town cheese faetory miles west of Cresco Howard county officials report ed that Parker who was recently appointed to the board of super visors of Howard county was cn routc to Lcnoy Minn at llc lime His car became stalled in the nowdnfts and he shoveled snow i to free the auto Failing he went shvcrs and a bruise on her right c leg v agamst Dr Pace was not injured u i injiuu tu i csi there he suddenly dropped dead of hear He is HOUSE PASSES FOR 15INSTITOTIONS Increase Over Ahjunt 2 Years Ago Provided With Appropriations DLS MOINES Wt asking a Question and after listen ins to a IQminute the Iowa house Monday j and sent to the senate n bill ap propriating 54029000 a year lor the operation lit the 15 shite board of control institutions The vote was 92 to 0 The total was exactly hat recommended by Gov George A Wilson in his budget message to Ihe legislature The appropriations committee however cut a year off the recommended amount for the Independence state pital and added it on to the Glen wood state hospital appropriation Representative G T R who handled the bill on the house floor said the appropriate exceeded that of two years ago by a year The committee he added al lowed GO cents a day for the care of insanity hospital patients and Urges for Educational Institutions in Iowa DES MOINES ins its unprecedented speed on money mailers Ihe Iowa house committee on appropriations Monday recommended passage of a bill alloting56318800 a year for flic operation of the five state educational institu tions The committee accepted with out change the recommendations contained in the buUcct fiffurcs suggested by Gov George A Wilson The annual allotments not including capital University of Iowa 000 Iowa Stale college 82325 Iowa State Teachers col lege 5648000 Vinton school for blind 5120300 Council Bluffs school for deaf 5225000 Uiii hospital SI000000 psy chopathic hospital S108000 bacteriological laboratory SIO 000 soldiers tuition SJOOO CO cents a day for inmates of the institutions for the feebleminded Under those allowances he said it is possible to expand still fur ther the staffs of the various in stitutions and thats what the people of Iowa desire We all want these people tak en care of in the proper manner he declared Since the institutions were given a increase in the HI30 appropriations he continued lhc number of all employes of the mental hospitals hud been in number of physicians from 21 to 33 nnd the number of muses and attendants from 571 to 809 CLAY COUNTY PLAN WlVS NARROWLY By the narrow margin of four votes the houre Monday approved and sent to the senate a bill to authorize Clay county to issue 5218000 worth of ptimarv road bonds to pave a sixmile connec tion between highway No 71 and the town of Royal The county voted a bond issue in December 1930 but never is sued the last S2i8000 in the authorized securities The vote was 59 to 10 Kifly five votes arc necessary for house approval Representative X T Prentis R Mount cliairman of the house reads and highways com mittee objcctaed to setting a precedent whereby every dead end road can be declared part of the primary system The issue would be a technical debt againsl Clay county but the state highway commission pays the bond and interest costs of such securities out of gasoline tax am car license fee receipts 50 Men Ordered to Remove Pants as Bandits Get READING Pa MiFour hold up men wiilUcd into n poolroom early Monday ordered 50 patrons lr remove their trousers and Icis to Strike Greece RUSSIA LOOMS BEHIND ACCORD OF 2 NATIONS LOOK INSIDE FOR VOSUKE MATSUOKA Support of German Technicians Stressed PAGE 2 1HSAA Asks Brown to Quit Position SPORTS PAGE Dairy Industry Week Starts at Iowa State STATE PAGE is widow STORM FAILS TO HALT AIR WAR Nazis Claim Attacks on Shipping Assert Raids Made on Malta By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weather laid a violent hand on Europe over the weekend but even hurricaneborn storm failed to halt the relentless war in the air and on the seas Eveu as a hurricane was slash ing a trail of disaster through Spam and storms were ravaging the breadth of the continent the daily report of the German high c o m m a n d underscored n e w smashing blows on Britains mer chant shipping U said they were contributed both by submarines and bombing planes Gales over the Dover Strait in forced lull Sunday night but nazi raiders were reported bad in the vicinity of several KnRlish towns Monday and air raid alarm sirens sounded in the London area German air attacks Sunday were said to have sunk one liOOO and another vessel west of Ire land and to have damaged a third north of the English port of Great Yarmoulh Packed planes on an airport were reported des troyed One submarine was reported In have sent 11000 tons ufshippin to the brtlom and another lr hivc raised the score from u tons Combined ItalianGerman ail raids on Malta Britains mid Mediterranean ahand naval bas tion were reported bv the Italian higii command It said ma flyers shot down three British Hurri canes and fascist flyers bombed the Mikabbii airport British Observers Acknowledge Blow to Influence Is Sharp SOFIA Bulgaria AP and Turkey have reached a iionag gTessioii accord reliable informants said Monday adding that it meant Tur key would not fight in event German troops en tered Bulgaria H was said further that Die ar ccird mifflit have an important effect nn axis efforts to obtain peace with Greece since the last major obstacle to a possible Ger majt march into Greece to aid Italy had been removed Turkey has been a nonbel ligerent ally of Britain pledged to go to her assistance in event of an act of aggression leading to war in the Mediterranean area Back of Turkeys attitude and Bulgar ias as well looms the U S S fl and its reaction to German moves in southeastern Europe It has been reported that Bul garia now believed likely to ac cede to German pressure for a right of way infoeastern Greece failed to obtain Russian backing lor any resistance to German de mands Now it would appear that Russia tacitly or otherwise has declined to back up Turkey Turkeys alliance with tlie British always lias been overshad owed by her relations withsoviet Russia The bulk nf Bulgarias armies lias been concentrated on her Turkish frontier n anticipation of a turkisli attack when nnd if Gcr mai troops stun through Bul garia If the reported pact provrs o have the cffccls outlined bv Ihe informants British observ ers acknowledgeil it would be a liloula British influence in the Balkans Some cl i p 1 o m a t i e observers it might even remove any need for Germany actually to send troops through Bulgaria They fci lliil Greece might yield promptly DIES FROM GAS COUNCIL BLUFFS Harry Ferguson 63 one of three persons overcome by gas Satur day in her home here died hi a Bluffs hospital early Mmidav The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mini day msht and Tuesday much colrfcr Monday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Mnnday and Tuesday colder south anil east Monday YN MASON CITY weather statis 35 GlobeGazette tics Maximum Sunday minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday 3 Snow Sunday ji inches Prccip Sunday 05 inch YEAR AGO Maximum j4 Minimum Precipitrtion Snowfall t The figures or Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in Nijrht Al S a m Sundiiy YEAll AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation trace 11 inch w If 215 unccd Merely lhc prospect of a jcrman assault these observers hold would be enough for Greece despite the victories Oic has won against Italy The odds wouldhe tremen dously againl the Greek if they to face combined and iirmips was icniirltd that the agreement fiillowed upon sev eral weeks of ncfutialions and was ni part a restatement of tlie former treaty of friendship between Turkey and Bulgaria H is expected to involve wilh drawal of Turkic and Bulgarian troops from both sides of their frontier The report of the pact follrvx closely upon a British declaration that Bulgaria would become sub ject loatlack if her soil were used as a base of operations against G i cere MASS GAS TEST BRIGHTON UR Shoppers cJcifc officeworkers and pedes trians hurriedly donned gas masks Monday as clouds of gas enveloped a three fttirtcr itulc area in the center of Brighton But the gas was tear gas and was released by ii raid precau tions authorities in Englands first mass gas test The people o Brighton had two duy warning that the test was coming although the exact date i was kept secret and only a few persons caught without their j masks shed involuntary tears Conviction of Earl Browder Is Upheld WASHINGTON pi erne cuisri upheld Monday the conviction of Karl Browder 194 nominee of the com fn l charge wil iu ly UMIIS o passport obtained bv fake ataicmcnls   

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