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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             i i t t 0 8 H I S i 5 A 3 0 I T C F I 0 S M p NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII FSESS AKD UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 1941 MASON CITY kTHE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE J j IIJLV wxiLV i JyiJL ut totUAIOKS 11 I 1 nECTION ONE IX U Lli GERMAN TROOPS ENTER SPAIN Discontent Reported in Bulgaria Over Nazi Military Activity mi n an vtiAVki w T BALKAN PEOPLE RIOT AS NAZIS BUILD BRIDGES Bulgarian Soldiers Populace Take Part in Rustchuk Rioting BELGRADE Bul garian populate was reported Friday to be exhibiting growing signs of discontent oveiGer man military activity along tlic Danube One center of discontent according lc advices reaching here from Bulgaria was Kust cliuk important Danube river port where German engineering detachments are reported to be engaged in practice pontoon bridge operations According tu w o r d received hero a number of Bulgarian sol diers participated in the Rust chuk riots and discontent is spreading all along the Bulgarian side of mama the Danube facing Ru One report said Litvinov Former Russian Commissar Ousted by Reds Moscow Threatens Vast Shakeup of Defense Industries MOSCOW allpower ful communist party it was te vealcd Friday has expelled Maxim Litvinov ace diplomat of the col lective security era from the cen tral committee and threatens a vast shakcup in key Hussian de fense industries Lilvinov and two others were dismissed from the central com mittee and the place long held by he former foreign commis sar lias been given to V G Dekanozov ambassador to Ger many and one of the chief architects of the HussoGcrman pact An alternates position on the ruling central committee was given to Ivan Maisky ambassador to London who long has been ac tive in negotiations for Anglo Russian rapprochement At the same time the centra committee threatened shakeups in the aircraft chemical munitions electrical maritime river and jol fishing industries unless unsalis ing broke out in this town when factory production nazi engineers crossed the ube n the course of their experi mental bridge operations Other reports mentioned considerable discontent but there was no direct information on this sltua The rioting at Rustchuk was attributed to communist agita tors Information received here said is remedied MAXIM LITVINOV by Herts that only German engineers had crossed the Danube thus far and that they were busy preparing Flop roaches on the Bulgarian side of the river for the bridges across which it was presumed German troops would march from Rumania An official announcement said lhat the justended national communist party conference had reprimanded M M Kaganovich former commissar of the air craft Industry for badwork sion from the central committee and government posts Also threatened were the com missars of the merchant fleet the chemical munitions fishing and electrical industries and the com missar of tho river fleet unless they improve their work and Icam the proper lessons from he com munist partys criticisms An alternate member of the central committee who was vc It was thought here that the lieved of her position was Paulina 5s In i c 7 ll firrnh I ri tij Germans desired to complete as Zhemchuzina many preparations on the Bul garian side of the river as pos sible before a n y largescale movement is desired Some Balkan reports have suggested Feb 25 or March 1 as a likely date for a German move ment Pontoon operatons similar to those at Kuslchuk were expected shortly at other Dan ube river ports The Rust chuk ponfooon was said lo have been established close to the railroad station just outside tlie town Tlie vicinity of the bridge was reporter to have been blacked out ThursdHv night the reft ot lighted ot the town was normally ARRANGE REA KITES TACOMA Wash services were arranged Friday for Andrew Rca 32 president emeritus of the University of Washingtons board of regents and oldest alumnus of Cornell university The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday colder north and west Friday MINNESOTA Fair and cold er Friday msM Saturday partly rloiidy rising temperature ex treme west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Friday Maximum Thursday 13 Minimum in Night 2 At 8 a m Friday 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 05 Precipitation 03 Snowfall 75 Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m Feb 21 to p m Feb 26 inclusive Upper Minnesota valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that UIV nui ja i in i LJ S CtCSCriOGU dram into trc Great Lakes The the condition ot former M temueraliire will average below fonio XIII of Spain as Rravc Fn nor In all cases inability to dis charge obligations was given as the reason N M Antsclovich and S A Merkulov were those who were dismissed with Litvinov The expulsions were voted Thursday night at the conclud ing meeting of the allsoviet union communist party confer ence Litvinov for years had shaped Russian diplomacy One of the most colorful of the old bolsheviks a doughty fighter in conferences he was a familiar figure at inter national conferences in Europe and especially at Geneva scat of the league o nations His resignation was al once rcjrardcd as an indication lhat Russian policy was iurniiiR aeainst a democratic front o face Hitler and Mussolini and caused many diplomats to feel little surprise when Russia made a friend of Germany Litvinov came to the United States in 1333 to negotiate renewal of diplomatic relations between America and Russia While he was at Washington he conversed with his English wife at Moscow on a broadcast arranged by the Radio Corporation of Amer ica Speaking from the oval room of the white house after a confer ence wilh President Roosevelt while millions of Americans lis tened in on their radios he talked to his wife and their yon Micha Litvinovs survival in the lor riblc Russian purRc which killed off ihe old bolsheviks who liaii fought wilh Lenin and Trol sky was regarded as almost mi raculous Many times his disgrace or liq uidation had been rumored but lie always bobbed up smiling He had escaped from Siberia under the czar and had lived in exile for years In England he married Ivy Low He was in London during the last war and after the 1917 revo lution became the bolshevik rep resentative there He returned to Russia then and became foreign minister in 1929 GILLETTE HITS AID TO BRITISH AS WAR BILL lowan Charges U S Defences Inadequate Asks Preparedness WASHINGTON on the light against the British aid bill Senator Brooks R1I1 declared Friday that it repre sented a leap toward dictator ship which would involve us in active personal fighting parti cipation in war Earlier Senator Gillette D opposing the administra tions British aid bill charged in the senate Friday that America defenses are so inadequate thai only by the utmost exertion and use of all our resources and in genuity can we prepare for the fu ture Beginning the fifth day of the chambers debate on lhc mea sure the silveryhaired lowan told colleagues thai it was his opinion the leaselend prosram would expose the United States to lie peril of war and deplete still further the woefully weak defenses he described Gillette took the floor as ad ministration leaders moved to speed action on the bill in antici pation of the tremendous devol Chairman George DGa of the foreign relations committee predicted would take place abroad within the next ten War Materials for British and U S George told reporters before the debate began that he expected Germany to move very last and consequently he hoped that the bill could be rushed through con gress Declaring that enactment of the legislation would be almost certain fo involve tins nation in war Gillette said thai if he were convinced lhat the secur ity of the United States ilc pendcd on the complete de feat of Germany and Italy he would vote promptly for a dcc laralion of war He was not so convinced he said adding I want to defend America Oui own delenses arc still inadequate and production is behind sched ule Our own defenses have been depleted by the aid alrcadv giv en to They wUl be further depleted by the aid con templated in this bill The Iowa senator went on to say that if the United States spent billions ot dollars in the manu facture of war equipment tor Britain as proposed in Ihc bill it would have to see Hint tlic equip ment was delivered If we sec lhat the articles reach them he said we must protect the ships bearing the articles from attack and loss If we dcflthis we arc in the war without restrictions inlimitations and we must aid ill ils prosecution to an imposed peace our way xxx Those who were willing lo accept war now Gillette con tinued must be willing to ac cept the dangers of defeat as well as the responsibilities of victory Every proponent of Oils bill slates ihM its purpose is lo aid otir defense by buying time to pre pare lie said They want to di vert Hie meager war resources which we now have and the pro duction capacity ol America to immediate effective aid lo Great Condition of Former h Kln 1 lxm ROAIE described normal Lilie piccipilatYon irididay7fncy saidTc spciuTvcstI summer rated except probably moderateness night during which he Keel whasc home is in Africa was cnvoutc there Turkish Pact With Britain Is Reaffirmed ISTANBUL Turkey foreign office informant said Fri day that the TurkishBulgarian nonaggression declaration had not weakened Turkeys alliance with Great Britain and had not in any way tied Turkeys hands in event that Bulgaria permitted German troops to attack Greece through its territory It was understood lhat the foreign office considered llinl if Bulgaria permilted German troops to use Bulgaria as a base for aggression the Turkisli Bulsarian declaration would be automatically voided Tliis was the first clear in dication to date of Turkeys view of its nonaggression agreement X Britisn sources intimated that it was possible that in event of a German attack on Greece Turkey might even recognize a state of war with Germany But they intimated also that Turkeys role in such a situation would be ac tually a defensive one However such a role it was explained would be one to which Turkey was admirably adapted It would permit British warships to p a ss through the Dardanelles inln the Black sea lo attack supply lines to Rumania It would per mit Britain also to base Iroops on Turkish soil For one thing in such an event Britain might be able to attack Italys Dodecanese islands from Turkish soil Greek diplomatic quarters angrily denied reports that Greece had started peace negotia tions with Italy They said that any negotiations would mean a British withdrawal from Greece in favor of a German occupation and one informant added We could not get rid of ihc British forces even if we wanted to It was reported in reliable Britain even Y as most of quarters ben inat Baron Franz j admit i means immediate wart Von Papon German ambassador v j to Turkey had repeatedly urged j am otready to consent to of our defense needs unless there is no other way in which we can prepare for attack I am not ready to gamble all the future security ot America on this exceedingly tenuous hope that our assistance will be timely enough to turn the tide There is not a man in Greal Britain or in America who has dared to assert that such assis tance as can be rendered in tllc near future even if this bill is enacted could give any effective assurance or probability of Brit ish victory The Iowa senator said he was informed that last summer this country turned over to Britain 600000 rifles 80000 machine guns and eight 73 m m field pieces In materials for both England and the United States arc seen here In the ton nicture nipiliani warm up 1he ciffmes of a Consolidated Jongrange B24 bomber at LaGuirdia nVdI New York inScl ne a possibility that he plane may lake off soon for an imannounccl destinalio After I 00ninn Hnecd C U is bcicvcd ortUlanec experts al the armys Aberdeen Mil proviiur grounds Iield their ens a new eiKMinch railroad delivered on a production basis since World war 1 i 2SOPund hells 18 miles in ite first firing tost Shots through frame at right check shellTXuy as mediator between Greece and Italy and that the government had emphatically refused Iowa College Student Is Interned by Nazis AMES Kect a form er Iowa State college student is now interned in Paris alter hav ing been captured by the Germans while on board a Dutch vessel This word was received by his fiancee Hiss Joan Hospcrs of Sheldon She has not known the whereabouts of Keel since GOWLEY TURNS DOWN OFFER Refuses Minnesota U Presidency to Stay at Hamilton MINNEAPOLIS Minn University of Minnesota regents said Friday Dean Walter C Cot fey of the school of agriciiltine would become acting president of the university when Dr Guy Stan ton Ford retires in Jtmc A formal stalcmcnt issued by lhc board of rcgcnls Thursday night said that President W Cowley of Hamilton college Clinton X Y had declined the offer of the Minnesota presi dency because he had decided he must remain at Hamilton and carry tlirottjrlt i completion the involved projects he al ready had liCEitn Cut fey has been director of the Minnesota agricultural department 20 years The regents said he had accepted the offer to become act ing president In refusing tlvc Minnesota offer Cowley decided to remain head of a college with an enrollment of less than 300 rather than become president of the nations second largest university with more than 15000 students The Minnesota board of regents expressed disappointment at his refusal In a prepared statement they said He was selected by tic re sents on a basis of experience and his qualifications for the of fice invitation was extended remain at Hamilton after endless hours of reflection Because Coffey is 65 it was ap parent that the regents must con tinue ticir search for a longtime president Needed to Hit Mess President Guy Stallion Ford TJ reaches the compulsory retirement H 1 TH l age of 3 before the end of the school year He was ap IHiviorsiv nrroirni pointed lo succeed Lotus D Coff snirr man in September iiiR iiartmm A s V UII1 I lid WI11CI1 I extreme southern Illinois middle iicrcd another heart attack Smw as reported on a which M nj i t LJUILI1 C lo have been stricken Feb 12 I by ol ccptancc IOaB went to Britain 427 Hearing on Request for Extradition of Hart n rilv K McAuIry A Sn Da Clilh irril Home AMOUNT SSIMI j A generous contribution 3326 from the Mason City GERMANY GETS PERMISSION OF NAZI SPANIARD Nazi Forces Described Sent on Errand of Mercy Reconstruction BULLETIN ANKAKA Turkey official Turkish radio broadcast reports Friday night that Brit ain is holding large forces in North Africa for urgent dis patch to Greece BULLETIN I S T A It U L Foreign Secretary Anthony EdiMi it was reported Friday night wil come to Ankara In consult with the Turkish gov ernment after he completes his discussions at Cairo Iy UNITED TKESS Gurniiin troops marched into Spain Friday on i mis sion it was said of peace and IcconstrueUori while Europe and tiic Far East echoed with apparent preparations for spring offensive The movement of Ger man troops from France into Spain was said in Ma drid to be smallscale and solely for the purpose of aiding relief and recon struction in S a n t a n d e r stricken by a hurricane and fire However the units which crossed the border included many technicians and a trans purl column which would be useful in making advance preparations for any forces that might follow Balkan and Far Eastern developments hewed to the pattern of recent days The Germans appeared to he busy with pontoon bridges along the Danube between Bulgaria and fi u in a D i i prcuiinably getting ready to move troops into Bul garia It vras likely that British plans to meet Balkan Mediterranean and African contingencies were beniff worked out at Cairo by Forcieii Secretary Anthony Eden and Gen Sir John Dili chief of staff of imperial forces in the Far Enst Japanese auger was rising it British and Ameri can dcfcnc preparation The r rench military and naval com mauds in French IndoChina went confeience mi the militarv and political situation The iiazi fnrccs came inln Spain at the invitation of strong ly pronazi Ramon Serrano Sn ticr Spains forciffn minister Madrid announced their dcs Governor Carr allied Iowa offi cers for more definite informa tion regarding Hamiltons identity as tlie man sought Hamilton i charged by Cinmly Attorney Hoy Smith of Council Bluffs Iowa with shooting the hat iff a detectives iicad in Coun cil Bluffs May 23 1933 Hamilton been working nine years for a Denver cream cry company and has a good rec ord with his employer Hamiltons attorney 250 youn i exemplified by ilicsc iVorth Unvart i is British Bomb Nazi Warplane Base in Catania Sicily ROME British warplanes bombed Caiania Sicily early Fri day morning wounding six per sons but doing little damage the Italian high command reported Friday Colania is the site of an air base from which German planes provided Send your or small to National Guard Fund Mason City Iowa Reports were current Friday that two or three groups of employes were pooling their gifts HI the same way they do in connection iwilh the annual Christmas Ciiccr I Fund OLD AGE AID BILL PASSED Dutch vessel that wa captured j to Canada and U2 to oTncr British j a mcsage sent to the regent Cowley said he hsd decided to I can A bee were said to be tappers ambu lance detachments a field hos pital unit a field kitchen outfit and a motorized transport column There was no hint of lie number of troops involved but they were said to be equipped to provide 30000 rations daily This is the number of persons reported lo be homeless in Santamler By coincidence or otherwise the type of troops dispatched into bpiin by Germany are the cate gories ol specialists who would i be needed in that country in ad vance of any major nazi move AIo by coincidence or othcr I wise German army relief activity I in the hurricane devastated rc gioas might aid in erasing the   

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