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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME rt A i C f I ft H I S f M J f I 3 f J3 E P 1 Of I 0 ft A c i s i HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PRESS AND UNITED PRESS fUIX LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 116 HITLER PLANS SEA DRIVE IN SPRING Drowned in Plunge of Car MEAGER CLUES AT PRAIRIE DU CHIEN STUDIED Auto Misses Approach to Bridge and Goes Into Mississippi River PRAIRIE DU CHIEN fP Dim tiretracks in the snow a waterlogged car containing seven bodies and a mans hat on a float ing ice cake are the clews which remained Monday alter a week end tragedy which cost the lives of a group of young lowans drowned in the Mississippi river here To the seven known dead may be added the name of the missing since Saturday night Oliicials say tlic driver of the death car apparently turned off the approach of the bridge cross ing the Mississippi here after pay ing the parlys toll went down a side road on to thin river ice where the car disappeared The dead are La Vent Bakkutn 19 owner of the car and son of Mr and Mrs E H Bakkum of Watcr ville Joiva Ycrnou Swenson 21 son o Mr and Airs Jake Swenson Waukon farmers llelmer Bakkc 19 son of Tilt and Mrs Julius Bakke Elon farmers Norval Roc 20 son of Mr and Airs A H Roe also Elon farmers Helen OTJrieri 15 daughter of Mrs ThomasOBrien of Ross vllle Iowa Valeria Canoe 16 Waukon high school senior and daush tcr of Mr and Mrs Ross Canoe of RossviUe Marguerite McM i 11 a n 17 daughter of Mr anil Mrs Wil liam McMillan Waukon farm ers The missing man is Clarence Sanderson 25 son of Mr and Mrs Carl Sanderson o Waukon whose car has beenparked on a Waukon street since Saturday night Sheriff Leonard Bulman of Waukon said Sanderson had been seen with the others The victims were enroute to their homes in Iowa after a night of merrymaking in Prairie dn Chien when the accident occurred The automobile plunged into the river from an embankment at tire end of a littleused road running parallel to the approach to a bridge between Prairie du Chien and Marquette Iowa It sub merged in about 10 feet of water The party had stopped at a toll gate and showed return tickets to Iowa a few seconds before the ac cident When the automobile failed to cross the bridge the toll keeper investigated and found thc fee broken where the car had plunged into the river y Firemen ami police dragged the automoibte from the water and found the bodies of all ex cept Bukkum the driver hud dled in the back scat Bukkums body was found behind t li c drivers wheel A lew hours after Hie tragedy a coroners jury returned n vcrdicl of accidental drowning but the cause of the accident remained in doubt Sheriffs deputies believed the driver had swerved down the side road by mistake However the toll keeper reported thai when he collected the partys ticket some one in the car had shouted Weve got one more stop o make before we go across1 Investigators were unable to ex plain the remark but believed the youths had intended to turn down the road and that tbe automobile plunged off the embankment be fore the driver could stop Police were informed members of the party had been seen in Prairie du Chien taverns Saturday night but had not been seen drink ing Wont Be Long Now Once Thomas Hoberls Zi a Colorado mountain guide gels into the volunteered in shoulderlength bob socs In a mirror Roberts studies how hell look without those tresses Duces Talk Indicates Italy Cant Rescue Forces Until Axis Victory Is Complete By DEWITT MACKENZIE Foreicn News Analyst Signer Mussolinis detailed admission oC Italys over whelming defeat in Africa is likelv to be widely interpreted as a tacit warning to his people that the fascist forces cannot be res cued pending the ultimate axis victory which he predicted 11 duces speech was a justification of his own military policy be fore his people and a strong plea for their confidence It difficult to feeling that hi liiot JIL iiijihr ing this effort dumped the responsibility for thefcibyarrae aicatipns still are that Hitler bade on to the already burdened wants o squeeze Greece out of the of VIP mnaf Mvi war wiihou of the great Marshal shoultlers Graziani The world nil along has been led to believe that Graziani was suffering from lack of essen tial supplies of ail kinds and for w nut of r e i n f o r c c ments because tt of the Briiish blockade which virtually cut h i m off from home It therefore comes as a smashing MACKENZIE May Use Planes to Drop Dynamite on Ice jam BARTLETT Iowa of airplanes to dynamite an ice gorge in the Missouri river which threatens to flood lowlands was a subject of discussion here Monday but no definite action was taken Mrs William Van Horn fann wife who inspected the sevenmile long jam said no immediate fear of Hooding exists but added thai if ice continues to pile up in the river flooding will be extensive prise to hear from Mussolini that the marshal had 336000 troops and 14000 officers more than double the British force in addi tion to mountainous supplies The trouble was il duce ex plains that the British jumped the gun Jive to ten days before the Italians were ready to start their own drive Then an entire army almost completely overwhelmed in men and guns and the fifth air squadron was almost literally sac rificed It certainly is Kivcn to wnn iler whether a crcat deal of the huce list ot fighting material which Mussolini detailed as shipped to Graziani wasnt sent to the bottom of the Mediter ranean by British guns Other wise Grazianis failure is diffi cult to explain An outstanding development of the weekend was the British ad miralty announcement that 150 000 square miles of the miri Mcciitcrranean is dangerous to shipping This is the usual form ula for warning that a zone has been mined or is about to be mined One of the mot significant as pects of this to my mind is that it heavily emphasizes that the British are maintaining the in itiative in the Mediterranean which means they have control of this strategic sea The area involved covers the narrow waters between Italy and Africa that is not only the sea lanes between Italy and her colonies but the eastwest British lifeline through the Mediter ranean The purpose not only is to safeguard British shipping but especially to isolate the axis from the Italian African possessions by water The strafcpof Ihis is lo make a major axis attack on Africa impossible This will leave the British free lo use their African land forces as they see fit In other uords they can if they wish rush an expeditionary force off to Greece lo meet the nazi hreat in the Balkans and may already have done so without fear that shattered army will be able o strike again j Tlie position in ihe Balkans explosive but obscure j wayj iihout having to resort to force though he is prepared for eventualities Britain is cloaking her move ments in secrecy 1 should saj that tbe jueslion of whether sh would go allout in ai expeditionary force to Thrace lo meet the German challenge woulc depend largely on whether Tur key intends to join her for com bined resistance to the nazis The Turks are talking fight if theii security is threatened but i would be risky to jump to con clusions at this juncture If the British arc in process o transporting a force to Greece i must become apparent shortly Then we shall sec some swif moves by both sides to try to gaii possession of the allimportan port of Salonika More Australians Arrive in Singapore SINGAPORE Straits Settle in cuts ore Australia troops are coming to veinforc iliose who arrived last week am already are in training for jungl warfare i was said authorita lively Monday On n four da1 tour of the Malayan defense po sitions live United Press corrcs pondent found the Australian who had already arrived diggin in along the frontier They ha established a hospital staffed b volunteer Australian surgeons an nurses with2000 beds with all parties feeling their i fij j ii JJlrJ h as they maneuver into position InI Snowfall The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Mon day night anil Tuesday fol lowed by snow west and south central nnrlions beginning Tiles day nflornoon or nichl colder Monday night ana extreme cast Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair cttldcr cast and south Monday night Tuesday fair north increasing cloudiness south snow by night extreme southwest rising tem perature extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalls tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 7 Precipitation jg Snowfool 3 inches The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Prcciplation 30 13 19 trace TAYLOR THINKS WAR WILL LAST OR TEN YEARS Legion Representative in Capital Predicts U S to Send Millions of Men U E S M O I N E S John homas Taylor legislative repre entative in Washington of the Legion Monday pro ictcd in a speech before the owa egislatuve that the present war will last at least 10 years and ve will have millions of men in it efore it is The speaker also declared that merchantmen will be onvoycd to England by the Unit d States navy some time after he leaselend bill lias passed H would be perfectly fool ish he continued for Ibis country of ours to spend Sl 300000000 to supply Great Brit ain with munitions of war and lie like and then fail lo sec that they reach Great Britain Taylor also took issue with Scc otary of the navy Knox on the lucstion of sending more destroy ers to Great Britain The secretary says we havent any to give away he added but ve are going to give them just he same The speaker said the nation vill be assured during ihe present easelend debate that England s in good shape and we are in good shape as thejbill is a law he added entire situation will change so far as propaganda is concerned We wi je told what a terrible situation Siglancl is in and then we wit proceed to help her The drums will bent louder and louder am will whip this country up into a mental state where il will be all ready to move in Taylor saiil the United Stales is not much better off today Ihin we were six months ago in national defense A lot of money has been spent lie added but little of it has gone for artillery munitions and other war essentials We arc doing a lot of talking with a chip on our shoulder but with no gun in our pocket He predicted that the Germans would not try to invade Englanr but to starve her out with unre lenting submarine and air attacks on that nations shipping lanes United States does not now have any war aims he continued but as soon as this leaselend legislation has passed a definite policy will be I think Ihat il will revolve around just one thinsr the con trol of he seas he said That is everything sci far as we are concerned ft is nationalism arid isola lion against internationalism f I think that the objective 01 Great Britain and America is no only to keep open but control th sea lanes not only now but also in the future1 He said he knew of plans nov in existence to spend seven bil lions to supply Great Britain China Greece and others The chaos that will follov this war no man can foresee he continued but upcn the Unitec Stales will fall the duty of feed ing the world There cannot be a lack of foot all over the world without some body feeding the starving people he commented America wilt be the bread basket of the world ana this slate of Iowa will be a brea basket of the nation Whether will get paid for it I doubt very much Mazis Making Netherlands nto Colony WASHINGTON nazi onquerors of the Netherlands are vansforming the of ic worlds greatest trading na ions before the an economic colony of nazi Ger many according to authoritative iports received in diplomatic unrters here Transfer of major Dutch ship nig activities to German ports ic reports stated provide the lat st advancement of Germanys lans to change he Netherlands om a liberal freetrade middle nan into a directed economy Siting into the nazi new order heme lor Europe Slorage transshipment fi nancing and insurance facilities which have made Rollcrdam nd Amsterdam hvo of he worlds most active ami pros perous ports have now been shifted to Hamburg and Brem en their German competitors Hie reports said German occupation authorities ilready have established domina ion of Dutch finance industry md agriculture the reports Jointed out by purchasing req lisilionmg or assuming control over banks factories and agri ulture Despite German efforts to make he Netherlands a paying con uest the reports state that the Jlockade breakdown of normal ndustrial and shipping facilities md other effects of the war were creating increasingly severe prob lems particularly where the na tions food supply is concerned Holland normally has been a large exporter of dairy prorlucts but a shortage of feedsfuffs and fodder formerly imported ha caused milk production to de clinc as much as 14 per cent Slaughter of animals nlso re sulting from the fccdstuffs short age has forced the occupatiro authorities to cut the meat ration from one pound a week to one pound every ten days Maximum pViccs have hcen set for most foot stuffs which are already rationed and a new and more severe rationing sys tem for clothes and textiles Mas introduced Feb 1 To meet spring agricultural re quirements reports state a ncv class of conscripts will be draftee for the labor service in the nea future and will include all youni men normally subject to call fo military service Boone Man Struck by Taxicab Dies BOONE UP Fred Petersor T4 retired farmer died of in juries suffered when he wa struck by a taxicab at an inter section of highway 30 here Po lice said the driver of the cab re ported that blinding lights pre vented him from seeing Pcterso until he was too close to the man to avoid striking him MIVVESOTAX IS KILLED to You Better duck when this new 8inch 225000pouml railroad cuii given a lest at the armys proving ground at Aberdeen 3M starts hurling 260pound shells into Chesapeake hay The overall lenlli of gun and its mount is 49G j MINNEAPOLIS j Lorraine Moberg 20 Minneapolis j was killed and five other persons were injured in a three car col la mcncs Ilision near Fort Spelling Sunday F R ASKS THREE BILLION FUNDS Requests Are FVlacie for Deietise Expenditures for Balance of Year WASHINGTON Koosevelt iskeri congress Monday for an additional for national defense purpose for the balance of the current fiscal year Of the total S171G225000 would be a direct appropriation and would be in contractual authority There were these specific items To expedite production ot equipment and supplies including erection of new pkmts and acqui sition of land of which 3107000000 would be for payments under contracts autho rized in appropriation acts for this year In addition contractual au thority up to 5576396000 would be given the war department Regular supplies of the army of which 53280000 would be in contract authority Clothing and equipment S70 048000 of which 550700000 would pay off previous contract authorizations Army transportation 5139130 000 in addition to in contractual authority Military posts Including con struction of buildings and acqui sition ot land in ad dition to 5113237868 in contrac tual authority Signal cons 546714000 in ad dition to 517049550 in con tractual authority Air corps cash and 5524025000 in contract authority EVANGELIST 81 DIES MINNEAPOLIS fiev John A Doolcy 81 an evangelist BRITISH BEAT OFF NAZI PLANES Convoy Is Brought Safely Through o Mediterranean Port THE BRITISH Mediter ranean Fleet war ships beat off attempts by Ger man bombers to smash t group of convoyed ships and brought the vessels safely through to ai central Mediterranean port Mon day German lowlevel raiders at tacked the fleet units three times Withering nntiaircniil barrages aided by navy fighter plane ac counted for five of the nazi at tackers The German high command announced Monday that in the Mediterranean German combit planes sank a 10000ton enemy merchantman north of the Liby an port of Derna and informed Berlin sources said a 4000ton freighter was believed sunk in the same area LOOK INSIDE FOR U S Citizens Urged to Leave Thailand by Minister Grant j 50000000 Asked BANGKOK Thailand 1 C D IT United States citizens without ur DV i K 101 IlOUSin gent reasons for remainm i T 23 13 oa GE011GE II EARLK S minister o Bulgaria CLAIMS 215000 TONS OF SHIPS SUNK IN 2 DAYS Fuehrer Credits Italy With Tying Up British Forces in Mediterranean MUNICH Germany Adolf litlcr warned Britain Monday of i groat iiwval offensive to come m March and April and gave point to lie threat with a report that 215 UO tons ot enemy merchant shipping space had been sunk n the iasi two days including a convoy of 125000 tons Of the total he credited 190 000 Ions to submarine action His reference to the successes against shipping m full hours ago I received news that German surface craft ana submarines sank 215 Ions of enemy merchant sliip Pniff space in Die past tivo days Amongthem was i convoy comprising tons Sub marines share Itis success ly iriOOOl tons Then lie added The gentlemen the British can rest assured that beginning in April bigger things will happen1 A little Inter he returnee to this theme I wish to assure tlie enemy Ihat I am feeling especially fresh now he said Spring is com ing Ihe season in which we will be nble 10 challenge the oppon ent1 s According to tlic Berlin radio the fuehrer added at this point And I know thai in this moment millions of German sol diers arc thinking exactly the saine way ivas an indication that the army too figures largely in Hitlers plans for the spring iirive TTe atldrcsscd tlic whole German nation but his visible audience was made up of the nazi comrades who gathered in Munichs Hot brau house Most of Hitlers Si minute speech wiis devoted to the history of the rise tu power its battle with the restrictions o the Versailles treaty and Jews The occasion was the 21st unniver ry of the founding of the na tional socialist party at Munich He paid tribute to Italy as one ical friend of Germany and cred ited her now with tying up vast British forces in the Mediter ranean His speech followed Ijv Clashes With Nazi No Protests Expected PAGE 2 Loss Is in Cresco Church Fire IAGK j gent reasons for remaining Thailand Siarn have been ad vised to leave for home United States Minister Hugh G Grant announced Monday There me about 20Q Americans jn this country The nction followed by i week an order by the British consul for all women and children among its nationals to wiliidraw Similar advice luis been given heretofore by the Washington tiritu government to Americans residing j mem in Japan China and French Incii at Defense Plants one day that of Premier Mussolini in which il ducc said Italy would march with Germany lo the end Its all the same lo us whether German Stukas sink Hnlish ships in the Norlh sea or Ihe Mediterranean he said iiiriinff llial flir enemy lias shifted his offensive but wherever he purs wo will find Mini Hilauntrd llic British for liop iiH for revolution in Germany Tile feutools in Germany who believe in revolution are locked up Ire said Roosevelt asked congress Mon China day for S150000000 to build com munity facilities in towns where he said an acute shortage im peded national defense activities In a message sent from ihe white house to congress the president said liiut military Inis required cstablish army and navy posts and plant near localities The following Icrs speech s based on Hit picked up and strategy without adequate public services fur large numbers of newly ar riving workers No specific areis were designated event sponsored by the merchants of Mason City They have announced that Friday Fcb defense Threat No Surprise to British Officials LONDON lTiThe threat unprecedented sea warfare of Adolf Hitlcri Monday came the British ami failed to stir any immediate reaction Informed Munich speech surprise to translated by NBC Hitler said that tiic spring of fensive at sea would employ new types of submarines idding One thing is sure Where British ships will appear and where Uritain will fighl us Jvc will fighl them ami destroy tlicm1 The strangest cooperation1 bound Gconnany and Ilaly ho said a combination that should nnl hp ridiculed by the enemy They will know shortly when our new types of submarines are going lo be brought into ex panded warfare he said They will find out in March and April what GermanItalian submarine cooperation will mean to them Hitler giving thanks that lie was luilc and hearty and able to lcul Ihc light remarked that he felt that spring is in the air Ite spoke for nearly an hour and half progressing from i re British sources have been of achievcmcTits of the lia dicting an intensified submarine lional socialist party to an or campnifin by the nazis this spring Germany has beciureportcd tmild ing small submarines which di rected to approaching convoys by air scouts could dash out from bases release their torpedoes and scurry back in the gateway district here almost nighlly tor 38 years died in Gen eral Hospital Sunday night He entered the hospital last Tuesday 28 will be Red Tag Sale Day and Thursday Feb 27 is to be Cour mectings hcsy day To know what will be FAUKWELI TOO ARDENT atorica outburst capitulating iu turc wnr plans Our battles at sea can onlv be gin now The reason was that we wanted to school the new Uboat crews for the battle o come Tiie rcich leader speaking on the 21st anniversary of the found ing of the national socialist parlv on sale tlic stores participating nrl uncTov TT 7T u K le socialist parlv id BOSTON OConjsaid that within the lost two day r nors farewel to a young man who German Uboat and nir force cam tin nuri linn 11 i wi vi in in the GlobeGazette had been visiting her was too ar dent While waving to him she paign had destroyed 215000 tons of enemy shipping toppled from the thirdstory winj dow of her home suffered a Irac His address nas picked up in tuied left leg foot and elbow i the United States by M5C and   

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