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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R 1ST MEU AR f EPT Of irjrtA COUP HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CEKTS A MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 194T THIS PAFEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 112 BRITISH TIGHTEN FAR EAST DEFENSE SAYSUS COULD BE PLACED IN GIANT PINCERS Senator Hill Fears Victorious Nazis Would Be Joined by Japan WASHING TON Assistant Democratic Leader Lister Hill of Alabama told the senate Wednes day that a victorious Germany would join forces with Japan to place the United States in the jaws of a gigantic pincers move ment using South America as the handle through which the pressure will be applied Pleading for enactment of the administrations British aid bill Hill said that only the British fleet and British courage is balk ing the German aim He said that passage of the bill would forestall a German victory Hill disagreed with isolationist claims that the United States is not likely to be invaded He stressed that flying time between world centers have been slashed Further he said if Britain and her navy goes down the Ameri can fleet will be greatly inferior to that of the axis which would have seven times the shipbuild ing capacity ot this country He recalled that North America has been invaded three in the Revolutionary war in the War of 1812 and in 1859 when the forces ot Napoleon III invaded and conquered Mexico Twice Hill said the British fleet was aligned against the United States and in 1859 he added it did stand with us H711 pictured South America as the most vulnerable part of the western world There are already so many Germans in South America that it is said if Britajn goes down Hitler can takesome ot theSouth Hill said If Britain goes down South American ports will be crowded with German ships Senator Connally D pleaded for national unity in sup port of the administrations Brit ish aid bill told the senate that the democracies of the world must all hang together or they shall haijg separately The tall heavybrowed Texan assertedthat opponents of the bill had engaged in specious argu ments with the charge that the socalled lease lend measure would make President Roosevelt a dictator Crowded galleries listened at tentively Describing the European war as this death struggle of democ racy against ruthless tyranny Connally said the United States could not afford to be indifferent to the fate of those nations fight ing the axis powers about Navys SeaGoing Tank GERMANS SHIP House Hears Heated Debate WAR y IPPI IK Interstate Trade Barriers INTO BULGARIA The United States navy too is going in for seagoing type A contract uortJi has been awarded by the navv for construction of approximately 200 seagoing tanks similar to tlic unc above They will be built by Donald Rocbling of Clcarwafcr Cold Forecast as Mercury Dips to 15 Below Temperatures in Iowa Range From 15 to 25 Degrees Under Normal DES MOINES W was another happy day for fuel dealers as temperatures clung around levels ranging from 15 to 25 de grees below normal And the weatherman by fore casting continued cold indicated that fuel dealers could ward to a heavy rate of consump tion again Thursday Otlidal low mark carlv Wed nesday was 14 below zero at Charles City while the official high of the last 2 hours was 17 above at Council Bluffs and Mount Ayr Norlhwood and Mason City reported unofficial lows of Planes Over Greece Intensify Pressure for Peace With Italy By THE ASSOCIATED 1RESS BELGRADE Jugoslavia Re ports of vast German war supply movements across Jugoslavia and the drone of naxi planes over Greece intensified pressure on Britains embattled little Balkan ally Wednesday to decide whether to continue the fight in Albania or talk peace on Italys terms Long lines of sealed railway cars reliably reported carrying war material were said to have crossed the Jugoslav frontier from Germany headed Tor Bul garia from which a flanking attack could be aimed into Greece through Thrace and Macedonia Diplomatic sources said tiie Germans apparently were talcing quick advantage of the new Turk ishBulgarian nonaggression pact regarded in some quarters as im mobilizing Turkey in event of a nazi thrust through Bulgaria and of nn agreement reportedly reached last week with Jugo slavia Ziga Sol Croat peasant parly member said Tuesday this agree ment gave Germany the right to move her material through Jugo slavia arid take a larger share of EXPECTS STRIKE TO BE SETTLED Knudsen Thinks Allis Chajmers Trouble to D 1 r T TI i saria was seen by some observ Sofiathai Premier Drasisa Cvetliovlc who agriciHural production That Jugoslavia would main tain strictly a handsoff policy in any German move in Bul garia was seen by some observ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS William S Knudscn told a house committee in Washington Wednes day that he expected settlement of the AllisChalmers strike at Mil by 15 below Other low marks included 12 below at Spirit Lake 10 Iowa Falls 9 below at Dubuquc 5 below at Davenport and 1 below at Des Moines Citing nazi statements establishment of a new world order Connally said it was s belief that the axis powers of Germany Italy and Japan hoped to dominate the world Ickes Says Marshall Doesnt Need Censor Needs a Nurse WASHINGTON Secretary of the Interior Harold L Ickes be lieves that Chairman Verne War shall of the No Foreign Wars com mittee who contends that Ickes soonwill be made governor censor of the nations press and radio doesnt need a needs HEATING BOILER EXPLODES 4 DIE Part of Roundhouse Destroyed by Blast at Cass Lake Minn CASS LAKE Minn men were killed and a fourth was injured Wednesday when a heat ing boiler exploded in the Great Northern railway roundhouse The boiler house and a portion of the roundhouse were demol ished by the explosion which awakened virtuallyall the towns 1500 residents at a m The dead were Frank Faddeu night foreman Lee Young 24 a roundhouse worker and Charles Allen 55 a machinist Les Dicber 26 another employe blown through a window but i he landed in a snow bank which VV OU nurse Marshall a former ncws talked with Adolf littler last probably would go to the Bulgarian capital to draft a re affirmation of the lugoslav Bulsatian nonaggression agree ment KNUDSEN On the whole w a u 1 e e Thursday He did not give tiie rca sons for his be lief Represen tatives of the m a n a g c ment and the C1O UAW at Mil waukee e n I back to confer GREEKS INCREASE cnces to settle DRIVE IN ALBANIA the monthold I deadlock There was no ofticial confirma tion meanwhile of newspaper re ports from Bucharest that King Boris of Bulgaria had gone to Germany possibly to ask that his country be given an outlet to the Aegean sea through Greece Effort to Put Butter in Every County Home Hospital Opens Battle DES MOINES legisla ive effort to place butter on the jread of every county hospital pa tient and home inmate touched off an interstate trade barrier Wed nesday In the Iowa house Representative David A Dancer R Lamoni asked the lower chamber to approve a biil which would prohibit the use ot butter substitutes in the local county in stitutions Before adjournment postponed Ihc final decision 011 the ques tion until another day Repre sentative Henry AV Burma R Allison warned that adoption of the bill might encourage other states to enact legislation against the products uf our state Declaring that we have a splendid product in butter Bur ma said We have got to meet competi tion by advertising not by legis lating against the products of other states Representative C F Shimanck H Monticello declared passage of such a measure would harm us more than it would by stir ring up sentiment in the south against Iowa products water supply 30 days after failure to pay sewage system rental fees Another measure which ob tained approval would put the retaliatory clause in effect for reciprocal or interinsurancc con tracts now in effect for other types of insurance This clause empowers the stale insurance commissioner lo raise the tax or fee against outofstate insurance corporations to meet the tax charged by other slates against Iowa companies Another bill approved permits counties to charge the expense of mowing weeds on farmtomarkel and secondary roads to tlteir road maintenance funds instead ot to the county general fund The senate failed to pass a house bill which would set the ex piration dale for licenses of foot retailing establishments on Nov 1 each year The licenses now run one year from date of issue LOOK INSIDE FOR Loses Curls DENVER Roberts 24 surrendered his U inch blond curls lo the barber Wednesday in the interest of national defense Roberts is a guide from the mountains where it gets extreme ly cold and he let his hair grow samsi iowa products i it kept his Jumping in to the battle to help that the tilit r Dancer Representative Earl C at lhc lltlhtv wnn h Fishbaugh R Shenandoah said the southern states arc insignifi cant markets I doubt if the per capita wealth in many sections down there is much more than 50 cents a head he said He asked the house to take a realistic attitude on the subject by following the first law the law of selfpreservation the that is followed in federal trade policies Assailingthe gesture offriend ship statements of opponents of the bill Fishbaugh said How about being friendly to the people you represent rather than the southern sharecroppers who arent going to buy your products anyway Shimanck declared Unit a large hat the utility of curls wont be ippreciatcd in the army That was demonstrated Tuesday when he walked into a draft board ntfice Several draftees undressed for medical examinations hastily sought cover I never saw guys go for their pants In such a hurry he said They thought I was a woman May I help you Miss an of ficer asked I want to enlist Roberts said m a bass voice When the officer recovered his aplpmb he told Roberts it probably afterhis local draft board approved his applica tion and he got a haircul proportion ot Iowas 210000000 pounds of butter is sold outside tlic state each year but Fishbaugh declared that practically all ol it goes to eastern states which do not manufacture buttersubsti L iw tiii eastern tutcs Burma quoted matter of labor difficulties in defense industries Knudsen said that what delays had occurred had not kept the job of production from proceeding fairly well Knudsen remarked to the con gressmen withoutelaboration that we thought we liad it the Allis Chalmers strike settled Saturday night but they thought up another paper editor tuld a Chicago meet one on the way home in if thf1 nuiti Iiinr Tt i i ing of the Inland Daily Press as sociation Tuesday that he had learned in Washington of the ad ministrations plan within two weeks to make Harold Ickes a censor over radio by transferring coiitrolof the federal communica tions commission into his hands He added that his informant had told him that in a period of sev eral more weeks a move will be made to give him control ot the The dispute 9000 workmen which has away from their machines and choked off produc tion on 545000000 worth ot de fense orders had seemed on the verge of settlement two days ago But union men and companv of ficials placed different interpreta tions on a key clause of a truce agreement worked out at Wash ington by Knudsen and Sidncv llillman codirectors of the office wi vnw 11iiiuuuii iTuoncciors ol mi nations wire services for news jot productionmanagement In a formal statement Ickes re plied I see Verne Alarslial is running around again with his little toy balloon A scrupulous newspaper man announces as a fact that he knows the administration plans to make me a censor of radio in two weeks Marshall knows of no such thina He doesnt need needs a nurse AllisChalmcrs officials declared that the union interpreted the clause as a maintenance mcm bersip agreement under which current union members would be subject to discipline or discharge if they failed lo pay their dues To this interpretation the company took exception was blown through a window but I he landed in a snow bank which VV i said have saved his life Hospital attendants said he suffered severe shoulder in juries but his condition was not critical Only one body was found in the wreckage It was decapitated but 1 1 ld Ml Man Charged With Shooting Detectives Hat Off DENVER Colo au thorities will be given another chance Thursday to extradite Earl D Hamilton 43 accused by County Atty Roy W Smith of Council Bluffs Iowa ot shooting a detectives hat off during a gun battle May 23 1933 Gov Ralph L Carr will hold the extradition hearing Thursday In a previous hearing Lieut Gov John C Vivian refused the Iowa request for Hamiltons return on grounds the man had rehabilitated unViS Hamiltim had been coiivictcf if f felonies and had jumped before the rational Farm iail Smith said at the hear institute here Saturday ling before Lieut Gov Vivian to be that of Allen The search was hampered bv a temperature of 33 degrees below zero Railroad officafls said the boiler was inspected only Tuesday and found to be in satisfactory condi tion WALLACE SELECTS TOPIC Protest Reference to Great Britain as Our Fatherland CONCORD N II New Hampshire legislators have pro tested to Gov Robert O Blood R on the grounds that lie pub1 licly referred to John G Winant jVlan KlllPri hv Frair ambassador to Great Britain as IMUcU DV 1 raiT Identified as lovvan The Greeks apparently only in creased the force of their offensive along the Albanian battlefront This stepup in the Greek drive noticed by military observers here in the past several days was attributed to the fact reported by authoritative Greek sources that nazi scout and photographic planes have been flying over the Bul garian frontier deep into Greece These observers said the Greeks were trying to bring the righting in Albania to a decisive stage be fore tlic Germans could strike Increased resistance by the Italians alotijr the Albanian front caused reports here that Pre mier Mussolini perhaps fccline Italys cause is lost in Africa acainst the British is throwing all available reserves into Al bania A Greek spokesman declared at Athens Tuesday night that Italian commanders were ordering coun terattacks gard of thesc failed ground with a complete disre bloodshed although to gain an inch of The spokesman said the Greeks drove Italians from fortified posi tions nearly a mile high in two areas British quarters at Sofia said the British might be in a position ffiim lj send Inrge forces from Africa to Greeces aid if they were needed It was said that Greece so far has been reluctant to accept the aid of British land forces appar ently seeking to limit the conflict to a fight with Italy and not risk inviting Germany to step in our representative to the father land as Americans cannot have two fatherlands the solons said in a letter to the governor only place that can be fatherland to U S A State Reprc t Jackson R the good old ducing Winant lo the legislature Tuesday Winant is a former gov icrnor to Hampshire CARROLL Sheriff Jim McCaffrey said Wednesday a man who was killed when he stepped into the path of a Chicago and North Western passenger train hern Sunday was Guv H McCrcady a Sac City farm hand McCrcady had worked in Sac county about li years and at the time of the accident wa cnroute lo his home in Topeka Kan to i visit his mister Mrs Anna Kns 1 the officer federal internal figures to show that 10889000 pounds of cotton seed oil and 9186000 pounds of soy bean oil were used in the manu facture of butter substitutes last year Expediter Will Go to Britain in 2 Weeks PAGE I H S A A Bill Is Presented to Senate SPORTS PAGE JAPANS OFFER TO MEDIATE IN WAR REJECTED Tokio Spokesmen Say Concentrations at Singapore Aggressive By UNITED PRESS Great possibly the United Wednes day for a possible showdown with Japan in the far cost Great forces of hardened Aus tralian troops moved up to de fensive positions at Singapore and new squadrons of Royal Air Force bombers and fighter planes ar rived to protect the Iccystone oC the British empires position in the far cast At Hongkong a British military spokesman declared that all pos sible preparations were being made to defend Hongkong to the last despite Japanese disavowals or aggressive Intentions in the far cast soy bean industry is an enormous industry in Iowa he warned Representative Fred J Iaul lus fD Hampton said he agreed with Burma almost 100 per cent but that he thought the welfare of the patients and inmates required that butter be on their menus Dancer agreed saying j There is no substitute foi but ter from a standpoint of nutri tion Would Equalize Forgery Penalties Check forgers and those who circulate or pass a forged check would be given the same treat ment under a bill passed Wednes day by the Iowa senate Senator A J Shaw R Poca who called up the meas ure said that the change in the criminal code had been rccom 28 ROOM IOWA HOME BURNS Spacious Residence al Newton Costing Destroyed by Flames NEWTON fast spread ing fire Wednesday destroyed a spacious 28 room residence con structed here in 192D for Harry Ogg former president of the Au tomatic Washer company The limestone residence a showplace in Lambs grove a resi dential district just west of the city limits was built at a cost of approximately William F Vcrnon Advertising Novelty company official pur chased the home late last year H was vacant but was to be re decorated soon to be occupied by the Vcrnon family A SiiUUOd fire destroyed one of the Advertising Novelty company factory building last Sept 25 The company is operated by I L Ver non and son W F Vernon owner of the home that burned Wednes day 24 COMPANIES INDICTED BY U S Surgical Instrument Firms Charged With Price Fixing Trust PHILADELPHIA four surgical instrument manu facturing companies the Ameri can Surgical Trade association and 12 individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednes day on charges of conspiring to fix prices inviolation of theanti trust act The indictments climaxing a sixmonths investigation by fed eral authorities charged that those named through member ship in the association controlled the sale of approximately 95 pel cent of all surgical supplies both from manufacturer to dealer and from dealer to hospitals and phy cian5 The defendants are charged spe cifically with conspiring to limit and prevent the production and sale of surgical supplies which were imitations or copies This was accomplished the indictments allege by adopting a registration plan under which any member of the association could register any article which was first produced by a member Then they agreed the indictments added thnt no other member would produce or sell this item or any imitation for five years The indictments also charge that the association boycotted any ar ticles produced elsewhere thus giving the association a fiveyear monopoly Agreement Expected on Valuations of Land for Burlington Plant WASHINGTON agree vuuc idu uccn rccorn icnl is Wednesday re mendeci to him by district judges Sarding valuations of land being Under lie present terms the person who actually forges a check may be punished by a pri son term not to exceed 10 year a one year jail sentence or a S300 fine purchased for the Iowa Ordnance plant at Burlington Iowa Join OBrien of the war department landacquisition section said War department officials have been conferring for several days with Carl Riepe Glenn Cray and con forged check Shaw poimed out land on although may be even guilty than the forger The present statute calls for a term of not to exceed 15 years for those Ruilty of ultcrins a forced instrument The bill passed by the senate Wednesday would make the penalty the same as that for forgery The senate also passed bills which would require those selling insurance by radio lo take out the same license as oUnr insurance agents would require that jild records from state offices be boxed and indexed before being turned over to he state curator and would empower city water plants lo turn off a customers The Weather FORECAST IOWA Gencraly fair Wednes day night anil Thursday except some cloudiness west and south continued cold MINNESOTA Fair and con tinued cold Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tucsday Minimum Tuesday nifrhl At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 2i Relief and Library Hold Attention of Appropriation Groups DES MOINES wide ly divergent subjects as relief and a library occupied the attention of Iowa legislative appropriations specalists Wednesday The senate Tuesday passed and sent to the house a bill appropriat ing 51500000 a year for relief The money would come from these sources Stats beer ax Si000000 sales and income taxes SiOO000 Two years ago the legislature appropriated 52000000 a year for general relief V Meanwhile Virgil H Hiniclicr president of the University of Iowa appeared before joint ses sion of seniteioue itppropria tion subcommittees to ask that SI 000000 be allocated in tiie next two years for a new university li brary He said the present university library facilities were inadequate fire inconvenient and in constant danger The SlOOOODO lie added could be used to build the first two of four units in a proposed univer sity library center British Chutists Who Landed in Italy Had Since Summer Tt LONDON parachut ists who landed in southern Italy last week were members of a vol unteer force in training for an invasion of enemy territory since And in London an offer hy Foreign Minister Vusoke Mat suoka to mediate between Brit ain and Germany was revealed with the clear indication that it will be politely but firmly refused British skepticism of the Jap anese mediation offer was echoed in Washington where Undersec retary of State Sumner Welles said the United States was more interested in the deeds other nations than in the statements that some of their spokesmen may make Japanese spokesmen indicated Plain displeasure at the strong British military measures being undertaken to strengthen the em pires position in the far cast A Japanese military repre Shanghai thought that the Singapore moves did not contribute to peace in the far east and suggested that rein forcement of Malaya might be re Slded as bringing pressure on Thailand currently engaged in Japanesesponsored peace ne gotiations with Trench Indo Cbina The spokesman described the British moves as aggressive Kcgurdless uf this reaction from Japan the British moved ahead steadily Thousamls or Australian troops moved to uctcnsive positions in Malaya Wednesday carrying out the movement with suuh dispatch and efficiency that many Singa pore residents did not realize it was mirier way until they read about it in Ihcir newspa pers At tiie same time British air reinforcements including United States planes arrived at Singa pore in such quantity that the British said that they would be able to make new dispositions1 of RAF strength in ttie far cast I The British believed that the scales of air supremacy in the region were tipping in their favor Believed Ready lo Meet Any Threat SINGAPORE fighting strength of Britains Singapore base was reinforced Tuesday by thousands of Australians and by such great numbers of bombers and fighting planes that neutral observers believed tiie balance of air power in southeastern Asia has turned in Britains favor Tiie arrival of the Australians made the Malay peninsula a veritable powerhouse of military energy anil increased expressions of official press and Popular confidence that the empire now was ready to meet any threat of an extension of the war to the south Pacific Malay Wednesday had the greatest manpower strength in its history The Australians came com pletely equipped to tinforcc Brit ish Indian and Malay troops guarding the great base Malays volunteer and civil defense units also have been completely mobil ized and arc in training to support the regiments manning the de fenses Chincse residents who form Malays largest and most import ant racial minority are organizing to help in protecting the country All air defense program is being vigorously pushed ahead in all ports and centers of population Bomb blast screens are installed to protect important buildings in Singapore and a plan is being per fected to disperse the unessential population to the nearby countrv Hundrcds of shelters are beinj   

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