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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ML E H I S r MEM AST E P T Of tOWA COM E 3 U 0 I N E S I A MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS PUtL LEASED WIRES HVB CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 3 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 122 I TURKS GREEKS SPEED UP DEFENSES CHANGES MADE IN FUNDS FOR FARM PROGRAM Bill Appropriating 1 Sent to House by Committee WASHINGTON bill ap propriating for the 1942 farm program and othev activities ot the agriculture de partment was sent to the house Monday by its appropriations committee me i Mr A 1 dU bee f nv 1 th I toll kd i G i di l Long Found Guilty of Murder in Second Degree at Cresco da of i wt all This total was a reduction of S492931 from the budget esti mates and a cut from the appropriation for the current year A technical change in manner of financing parity payments was responsible for the large size of the latter re duction The bill means that 51420917 559 will be available lo the depart ment next year virtue of permanent appropriations reap propriations power to borrow from the Reconstruction Finance corporation and authority to make contracts for in parity payments The overall total for the current year was OGl The committee proposed that the usual for parity payments bo made available but instead of providing actual cash it followed President Roosevelts suigcstion that only be appropriated and that thc depart ment be given authority to make commitments for the remaining S1G2000000 The president suggested in his budget message that he and thc department have the power to use this money at their discretion but the committee at the last minute eliminated that provision without comment Parity payments designed to raise farm prices to a level where farmers will have the same pur chasing power they had from 190D to 1914 have never been included in the presidents budget until this year but congress nevertheless has appropriated such money for the past three years Thc committee emphasized in its report on the bill its conten tion that continuation of thc pay ments was essential The congress is making every provision for the national de fense Ihc report declared and it is just as necessary and just as much an element of national de fense to provide proper safe guards lo protect the farm pop ulation of the country from the economic ruin which may wel come with the postwar adjustment as it is to provide the requisite arms and munitions for thc physi cal defense of the nation Sentence to Be Given in 20 Days Prisoner Shows No Emotion four hours de liberation two of which were Sat urday night and two Sunday forenoon the jury in the Churlcs Cong murder trial returned a ver dict of second degree murder submitted by John Fcrkinstacl foreman The verdict was reached by the jury at a m Smidav anrt Judge T II Goliecn was called from Calmar and attor neys for state am defense were notified with the local clerk ot courts Judge Goheen read thy verdict at noon Sunday with the courtroom half filled with peopi3 waiting eagerly There will be u period of 20 days before sentence will be pro nounced during which an appeal may be filed by the defense The prisoner failed to display any emotion when the verdict was announced In previous testimony he had admitted the slaying but asserted it was not first degree murder in that there was no malice aforethought The closing arguments in the case began Saturday morning by Lee W Elwood ot Cresco counsel for the prosecution who reviewed the incidents in the case and made an earnest plea for justice as well as mercy consuming about 80 minutes Barratt OHara of Chicago as sisting George F Mikesh of Crei co as defense counsel was on the floor for four hours in a passion ite pica for the defendant Charles A Long stating the trag edy was purely an act of suit de ense or justifiable homicide I do not believe that knife was ever in the hands of Charles Long during the strug gle said Attorney OHara and that Charlie is not guilty of murdering his wife For nearly two hours Saturday evening Gerald E Lyons made the closing argument for the pros cution pleading for justice for the protection of the state and so ciety in general He asserted that from lie evi dence and from the signed state ment of Charles Long to the grand jury that the defendant had the knife in his hands and must have inflicted the wounds The case went to jury at p m CHARLES LONG GO ON STRIKE AT ARMY CAMP Skilled AFL Workmen Picket Entrances to AntiAircraft Center U S ORDERS LOW COST GAS MASKS Limited Quantity for Noncombalants Sought By War Department WASHINGTON Will department disclosed IMonday that it had ordered a limited quan tity of low cost gas masks tori noncombatants Officials said the masks were designed to meet the require ments of a military commander in providing protection against gas for noncombatants remaining in areas under military jurisdiction and control The noncombatant gas mask however is of a type which the war department believes would be suitable for general civilian use a formal announcement said Thc mask provides protection j against all known war iisci in the same manner as does the serj vice gas mask issued the troops i but is not designed for the long life and rugged use of thc service gas mask1 Body of 8th Victim in Prairie du Chien Tragedy Is Recovered PRAIRIE DU CHIEN Wis body of Clarence Sander son 25 of Waukon Iowa the eighth victim ot an automobile tragedy near here Feb 23 was recovered Sunday from the Mis sissippi river The bodies of the boys and three been found when the car was raised Russell Scheduler a woolen mill worker found thc body of San derson about 100 Icct Iron and three blocks downstream j from where thc car plunged inlo the icebound river alter tnc f young lowans had apparently missed thc approach to the toil bridge I5y THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS Skilled AFL workmen went on strike Monday at the armys S13 000000 Camp Davis in eastern North Carolina An officer of the slate high way patrol said between 3000 and 4000 men were nickeling entrances the reservation an antiaircraft center sched uled for completion late this month L H Rouse business agent foi the Wilmington N Car buildin trades council anounced after union meeting Sunday night that 5000 workers decided oti the f walkout over thc issue ot a pref ercntiai shop under which union men have first call on job vacancies Thc project employs 15000 i workers including many who arc unskilled and nonunion But Rouse ssid he expected many of thc unskilled workers would sup port the strike A representative of the firm of Higsins Grannis Thompson and McDcvelt which holds the contract for the project said thc action resulted from outside agitation Meanwhile government concil liators got together with com WIND DUST AND HAIL REPORTED IN WEST AREAS 4 Trainmen Marooned Atop Pass 10025 Feet High in Colorado BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow rain hoi dust and high winds grounded some planes and stranded a freight train in a freak weather display in the western United States Sunday but the pigeons flew through A homing pigeon from the C A Kahrs loft in San Diego Cal sped mite through high winds snow rain and hail from Cila Arix to San Diego to wh a race Its speed 38187 yard a 333 miles an hour Atop 10025 fool Cumbrcs 1 pass in extreme southcentral j Colorado four trainmen ma rooned in Hie cibuose of their Denvcr and Kio Gramle western freight fired up a cooksluvc ami atp emergency rations of tinned food Twelve incites of snow piled on a heavy fall already blanketing the pass stalled their train Tlie blizzard was the worst in that region this winter A North American Aviation corporation training ship cnroutc to Canada was missing between Kingmiin Arty md Salt Lake Ciiy in rugged uninhabited coun try Six other planes in the fer rying party landed at Salt Lake I City or Las Vegas Ncv because j of weather conditions I A 40mile an hour wind and six inch snowstorm at Cedar City Utah prevented light airplanes from taking off there in search of the training ship Transcontinental and Western Air Pilots reported they w ore forced to climb to 15000 feet o clear a dust storm extending from Tucumcari N Mcx into southeastern Kansas Winds reaching 75 miles an hour put Dont Beat Up Cops Claim Turk Bulgaria Pact Is Nullified GERMAN ARMY IS RUSHING TO BULGARIAN LINE ANKAHA Semioffkiul Turkish quarters said Mondiiy that Germanys entry into Bul garia nullified the TurUish Bulgarian dceknation oi resioti This statement wiis made jis it was revealed oflichilly that Tur key liad called three lieuclasses of troops In the colors Semiofficial Turkish sources I paid that the German eniry inlo j Bulgaria has deprived Bulgaria of her independence and in view of circd to be speeding border the cminge m Bulgaria s status the j Monday s Germ declaration of nonugyression no longer can he held binding It was added that Turkey can not be expected to act until ur unless German troops attack Greece or Turkey or both It wis said that three classes of troops had been demobilized in conneclion with calling up of new levies Report Nazi UBoats Have Been Assembled at Constanta Port ISy Till ASSOCIATED PKESS Turkuy and Greece wert join pff duty two New York City patrolmen xverc set mum by six sailors identified is seamen from Halifax cnroulc to Gilvestmi TLN to pick up a ship The policemen were ficttiiifr the worst of it when reinforcements arrived Merc one if the seamen all of whimi were ancsteil is gellinga lesson tin lirliuve in the presence of the law westbound flights an hind schedule sped PUSH FOR VOTE ON BRITISH AID Senate Leadership to Attempt to Obtain Action This Weekend WASHINGTON sen hour be1 ate leadership announced Monday castbound planes into Kansas City ahead of wave was and Kan imc A moderate cold predicted for Missouri sas Monday Kansans near Wichita got i light mud bath when rain fell during thc duster Califuniiaiis still sloshed about Half an incU Or rain urnuslil the total since mid Pecembcr to 231G inches in the Los Angeles area more than double the normal its determination to obtain action on the British aid by tliis TURKEY MINES DARDANELLES Straits Are Closed to All Ships Except Those Given Special Permits ISTANBUL Tuikili navy has mined all except a nar row channel in thc strategic Dardanelles straits it was dis closed authoritatively Monday The mining followed closing ot weekend and Democratic Leader Barkley siid he was considering a move to limit debate on the mc Dardanelles to all ships except tire ilhose given snccial permits and j Barkley conferred on strategy employing Turkish mival pilots with Chairman George D Ga 1 Turkish naval units also had been I ol the senate foreign relations reported steaming toward ihc Dar committee and announced jiflci j dandles I Hvii mri Tmlrv ward that every effort would be Ships sotkins pcmiission to ps made to obtain a vole by Satur tlrotiRh the slrjiil connecting the dil Aeaean sea and lie si of MarI SAYS NAZI MOVE IS FOR BALANCE Declares British Have Landed Forces on Salonika Front ROME OiRl ViiKiniu Gayda authoritative Italian mmmenta j tor iisperlcci Monday thai Great j Britain has landed substuntiul j mililary furccs on the vital Sal onika liunt in Greece Writing in Giunuilc dlialia Gayda said that German uccupa I i o n o f B u 1 was dc i g n e d a s a counter move lo British con centrations a t Salonika G c r m anys j military occu pation of Bui R a r i H ii e j w rot i s limed at niiiiiiB the Bali kan military poj s i I i o n s and j Kunrunicriiifi BuJaaria against Britains plots 1 It is not nccesMiry tu state that j the iiiTivnl of German forces in BulKiiria dues not alter the poli tical iceortls which Bulgaria pre viously concluded including thc nunKygiession accords with Jujo de de an armored troops ovenan Bulgaria and raced to thc frontiers of Britains allies in the Balkans UisnuUlics from the troubled reported this development ami said Turkey had called m all naval reservists rushed war ships to the Dardanelles and barred passnec of that strategic waterway between the Black sea and the Mediterranean In all ships without a jiermit Icgions swarming across pontoon bridges spanning thc Danube wore reported to have quickly established positions ill four Bulgarian towns within rapid striking distance of Greece or Turkey Field Marshal Gen Sigmund List commiuideiiichief of Ger manys Balkan armies wns said to have established headquarters in Sofia As the nazis fateful march dn veloped speculation arose that Adolf Hitler wmild bring immedi ate prcsiuc on Greece seek peace with Italy or face a German invasion The Turkish general staff met in i daylong secret session at An kara as freh Turkish troops were reported moving out ol Istanbul toward the Bulgarian frontier OAlDA Unconfirmed reports said naxi lihfiats assembled at the Ru manian naval base in Constanta had arrived at Bulgarian Black sen ports within 120 miles of the ISosporus eastern gate of the Sea of Marmora Athens dispatches said Britains Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden ivtia discussingwith Greek leaders thc question of rushing Britih aid for Greece in thc event of a assanh The area of Los An geies experienced a quake Sun pany and union representatives in day noon but no damage was re LOOK INSIDE FOR Claim Torpedo Boats Sank 2 Submarines ROM E Italian torpedo boats sank two enemy sub marines in the Mediterranean thc Italian high command report ed Monday and added that an Italian submarine sank three steamers totalling 20000 tons in the Atlantic JUDGE DASHIELL DIES OTTUMWA George W Dashicll 71 a judse in the second judicial district of Iowa since 1926 died at his home in Albia Sunday nisht ifter an illness of several months an effort to settle strikes at foul International Harvester company plants and head off others at thc Lincoln River Rouge and High land Park units of ihe Ford Mo tor company Secretary of Labor Perkins asked International Harvester and CIO Farm Kciuiji incut Workers organizing committee representatives to talk vrr their differences Monday in Washington II o t h acccpUil Company plants in Illinois am Indiana have been closed by union demands for pay raises and recognition as bargaining authority for the workers Thc company holds millions in de fense contracts James F Dcwcy federal con ciliator handling the Ford situa tion arranged lo receive and study statements by the manage ment and the CfO United Auto mobile Workers He hoped to find in these a basis for mediation Thc union accusiiiR hc com pany of unfair Inbor practices served its strike notice hist week J Michigan law requires i strike notice to companies cn I gaped in national defense work and Governor Von Wagoner di rected iic stale mediation board j o determine tile ford Motor com jpaivys status tinder Ibis provision Thc company lias denied iiic unions accusation ported Locallyfamous Point Firmin near Los Angeles slipped a little closer to the sea and thc main coast route lo San moved outward a far feet Francisco as seven T V j mora must notify Turkish uavsil One administration leader j authorities by wireless MX hours asking not lo he quoted by name asserted that we ure going to Kive them the opposition an other day or so rnd if they arc still talking we wilt have lo cx ercise what pressure we can to prevent a fullfledged filibus ter March Becomes Lion in Iowa DliS MOIiVES March j which tame in like a lamb in Jown Saturday had become like a lion Monday as strong northerly winds sent thc mild weekend tempera ture readings tumbling Snow flurries accompanied the sudden change after rain her alded in some sections by thunder and lightning visited thc state during thc night Thc weather bincan forecast a cold wave for eastern fowa Mon day night Elsewhere in thc state temper atures already had fallen as mucu as 21 degrees in seven hours Mon ti a v Earklcy told reporters iie thinking of asking agree unanimously bate This proposal which WLIS expected be blocked by opposii lion senators would precede tiny j effort lu force night sessions j Mondays debate on the bill i brought speeches of support Irnin Senators Tunnell D Del and Smathers D N while Sena tor Walsh D Mass awaited his turn on the floor to oppose the measure In his prepared speech Wiilsh declared I look upon this bill as equivalent t a declaration of war before the Iransit is to begin and give lull identification Turkey was calm as German armies swarmed into Bulgaria At least one small nazi detachment was reported from Sofia to have reached the Bulgarian town of Svilengrnd almost on the thrce nalion frontier of Turkey Greece land Bulgaria Authoiialive sources said Tur iho cnaic had taken full defense prc 1 curtail dei cautions but official source re mained illlit on the of Gayda said that Britain ix con centrating great forces and arms obtained from Ihc United Stales as well as the empire for her of fensive and defensive projects in the Balkans and Mediterranean lie said that there have been movements of British forces lo various Mediterranean point in the past few days notably land ings at Salonika H is natural he said for he to reply by opposing thc same number of forces and plan ning to maintain thc initiative U S TO FREEZE BULGAR CREDITS Stale Department Asks Action Because of German Troop Entry lKAVK IOH CLA1HOKNK DUIUTll Minn imately iflicers itnd enisled men ol the ninth lield artillery regiment ItIt Monday in a special 20car train mCamp Claibomc Ia BULLETINS WASHINGTON stlc department dviscd the treasury Monday to Bulgarian funds in he United States as n result of the cntnmcc nf Geimun SOFIA to 1 ilteen troops into thai country German divisions numbering Secretary Hull announced at R 31 EVANS Urges Tighter Crop Control to Aid Prices PAGE 2 in Damage Suits Filed in Court STATE PAGE Nazi Steamer Reaches Brazil With Planes for German Condor Lines RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil UR German steamship Lech ar rived from Bordeaux France Monday with a cargo of airplanes for the German Condor commer cial air lines It was asserted that he ship had flown the German flag on its 1ciriy voyage The jhip is commanded by Cipt tricdrich Dnnkmann Llo3ds register lists n 3290 ton steamship LccSi of Bremen ics Monday mornings low reading was 22 at Alia in norlluvcst Iowa It was 23 in Mason City at he same time Davenport still had a rending of 49 and Iowa City had 38 In DCS Moincs where thc mer cury stood at 50 until 2 a m Monday the temperature fell at the rate of seven degrees an hour later in the morning Thc 9 a m reading in the capital city was 29 degrees The weather bureau predicted zero for the northern half of Iowa Monday night and 10 degrees above zero for the southern half Carroll reported receiving 85 of an inch of rain Sunday night WASHINGTON UR C man David I Walsh DMass by German of the naval affairs committee told thc senate Monday that in the opinion ot naval experts the United States could defeat lypan in American waters while an en gagement in Japanese waters might be suicidal for our navy The tnvisury ivas expected to act quickly in freezing Bulgaiim I funds as has been done in thc ease of other countries occupied troops The hist country affected by the freezing policy was JUimama Donovan Observer for U S Now in London LONDON iPi IVilliiim OT UcrVovab llad Atlantic Donovan unolficiiil American ob and Forest City So All othe points reported less than half an inch DCS Moincs had 11 has been tourinu fur ope and thc middle cast arrived in London Monday Visibility Requirements for Landings Raised WASHINGTON civil aeronautics administration clamped down tighter regulations Monday regarding the degree of visibility necessary to landing at all airpoits As an aftermath of thc j crash of an Eastern Airlines plane I near Atlanta last week thc CAA raicd the minimum ceilings at all airports by 200 feet i The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy snow flurries cast colder cold wave cast Monday night Tuesday partly cloutiy colder cxst slrniis northerly wind Monday tiisht ilinnniMi inff Tuesday 1 MINNESOTA Partly clnudv Monday nicit and Tuesday Hffhl snnw Kcd Kiver valley T u e s d a jafternoon eolitcr except cxtrrlnc mirth uest Monday niirht colder southeast Tuesday fresh In oc rasidinillv s t r i n u northerly cast portion Mondav niglil IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Mavhmnn Sunday r7 Minimum Sunday night 23 At S a m Monday Precipitation 11 inch Snow i Ram Sunday night accompanied by the first lightning uf the sea son aimed into snow and Mon day morning blizzard like condi tions prevailed YEAR AGO Maximum j Minimum Thc figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 35 Minimum Saturday night I At 8 1 in Sunday 30 YKAH AGO Maximum j Minimum TUKKISH rMtess IJATTLEFJKLU 1JULGAKIA Thc sovenrmont controlled Turkish piess Monday chorused a pvetlictiuti thit ljulgaria would soon bccume a battlefield as Adolf Hitlers mechanized legions rolled across tmvard Die Greek and Turkish frontiers and threat ened lr create new front in the European war Y A iicwpaiicr closely connected with Hie Turkisli foreign office said Bulgarias army would be used to counter Turkish troops and hide the action of thc Ger man army which will IIR con ilfrled against Greece Bitrnsn BKKAK MAV 5K ON TUESDAY lii Sofia capital of Bulgaria British Minister Grnrse W Reiuie i iiiluiiTicfl Kinc Boris tlf tiint Brit ain would bieil off diplomatic re lations with Bulsaria probably nn Tiicday A state of war iie said undoubtedly would follow Hundreds ot German olfircis j were reported arrivini in Sofia 1 hourly j quartets in An ktra disclosed thid Turkey lias mined thc Dardanelles and talzcn full defense precautions Unconfirmed advices from Jugoslav frontier said British warplancs had already bombed Germanoccupied P 1 o c s 1 i the heart if the numanian oil fields JUGOSLAV UKADV TO SIGN U WITH AXIS Jugolavi herclf he larsci power in Die was dc scriiicd authoritatively as icady lo the HdiinjEerlinTokio pirt after German Minister Viktor ion Ilecixn conferred with lugo sliivijis ieacut Irincc Iaul ind ti military strength nei Hie Juyolav border Jugoslavia would be the fifth minor power fi join the axiv following in he wake of Ku mnnia Slovakia Hungary and Bulffaria In Athene tlie urnval rf Brit ains Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Gen Sir John G Dill chief of the British imperial gcu jcral staff heightened Bnlish prciiori of confidence hat full picpuiations had been made lo i meet the ciiis A German poJieiiijii in Berlin nertcd thit troophari entered Bulaaria i guests of the little Kilkan lo cither Greece or Turkeyand thit the British minister m Sofici   

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