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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H i s r t i M A j i o E P r of i r A i e s i M s u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COM MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 4 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 123 TURKEY PONDERS HITLER MESSAGE WAGNER URGES ACTION AT ONCE ON LENDLEASE Schwartz Hits Senate for Killing Time While Nazis Kill British WASHINGTON tlPl Senatoi Wagner D N Y appealet Tuesday for enactment of the British aid bill because he deelarec an axis triumph would imperi the western hemisphere and the United States If the axis powers win abroad he asserted they will 1 have won a partial victory over us as well because imperative military necessities would make such a vast drain upon our re sources and manpower as to undermine our economy our standard of liTe ami possibly our form of government The New Yorker added his ar guments for prompt action to those of Senator Schwartz D Wyo who took the senate sharply to task for the amount ot time it had spent discussing the legisla tion We are now killing time Schwartz eluded while the Gcr mans arc killing English women and children and the aged and infirm Meanwhile a d m i n i s t r stion strategists striving to hasten final action were reported seriously considering an amendment guar that American armed forces would not he employed in any de livery of war materials to Britain This amendment offered by Senator OMahoncy D apparently was designed to re move one source of timccon suraing debate the demands of those who be lieve the bill should carry a prohibition against the use of naval vessels or American troops to carry out tile lease lend program W Wagner called the program the peoples last best hope short of war to safeguard their peace and I security x x Its passage is vital I 1 to the defense of the United i Slates Turkey on Guard at Strategic Waterway RENDEL PLANS TO MAKE BREAK ON WEDNESDAY Report RAF Making Photos in Bulgaria Sofia Speeds Defenses SOFIA Bulgaria British Minister George W Rcndcl in formed United Stales Minister George H Earle Tuesday that Britain was breaking relations with Bulgaria Wednesday and Earle instructed the American le gation to start preparing to take over custody of British property throughout the country A special train had been or dered tor Wednesday but Earlc was informed its departure ma he delayed a day or two depend ing on when Rendcl can finish preparations for leaving Nazi troop movements into Bui Reactions Vary Widely on I Russian Expression Writer Thinks Any May Be Correct By DEW ITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst If you can guess how many clucks the old Wyandottc hen will batch out if you set 13 eggs under her you probably know exactly what is going to happen in the not A new note was sounded overnight in this tense situation which feeling its way blindly but swiftly toward a crisis This was Russias announcement that the soviet not support of agreeing Bulgaria German troops since this docs not lead to consolid a I i o n of peace but to t h e extension ot the sphere ot war and to BALKAN CHIEFS SAY PRESSURE IS BEING USED Plane Courier Is i Expected to Leave Ankara on Wednesday the Bulgarian policy to the occupation of by Bulgaria being involved in it Actually this doesnt throw much light on the situa t i o u MACKENZIE REVAMP BILLS PLACED ON FILE GOP Leaders in Iowa Follow Through From 39 Reorganization Plan BOSPOKOUS STRAITS litre is shown one view of the Bosporous straits strategic waterway cuunccline and Mediterranean Turkey is allowing only vessels with permits to use the straits the Black sea gana an Greek frontiers continued to swell in volume hourly As nazi reports sifted through the capital that tile UAF was photoffraiihitiR the country in prcnarutiun for bombing more than 100 small pursuit planes were lined up at a new cmtr gcncy airport here d toward her Turkish and and we shouldnt be hasty in draw ing conclusions It rather looks like a backhanded expression ot displeasure to Germany whose advance clown the Balkan penin sula is a challenge to Russian in terests As such it might constitute a warning to Hilter to go slow German diplomatic circles in j Belgrade summed the Moscow statement up as of theoretical only because they regarded Uussia as not an offen sive force However that may be the soviet moral force is likely to have n sirong influence on Tur keys position in the final show down II ni ot Wi inl inj he CO se ist TJ la Pit 6C pe U SHIPS ARE REPORTED LOST LONDON and al iied merchant shipping losses of H ships totaling 60868 tons dur ing the week ending Feb 2324 were announced by the admiralty The admiralty said its figures covered the period in which Adolf Hitler in his latest speech claimed 215000 tons ot British shipping were sunk in two a figure later increased by the high command and other reports Tlie total reported by the admir alty was more than double that of the previous week when the loss was given as tons The admiraltys report said the H vessels lost included 13 British ships totaling 53834 tons and one allied merchantman of 7034 tons DARDANELLES Tlie Tuikish navy ministry announced that the strategic Dardanelles Straits had been closed to all shins except those having special permits and employing Turkish naval pilots In ISM Turkey rcforti ficd Hie straits after their postwar demilitarization In this scene taken at that time Turkish cav alry occupied the fortresses at aicdjertieh near Canakkale Cardiff Wales Raked by Incendiaries in Fierce Raid CARDIFF Wales important southwest port was raked for hours Monday nigiit by a hail of incendiary bombs in what officials described as one of the greatest fire raids ot the war Great lircs were raging at the height of the attack but all were under control morning Smoking ruins marked a trail of destruction across the city During the night the American Red Cross sent ambulance units from London 100 mile away The number of casualties could not be determined immediately With widespread fires lighting WASHING the city the German bombers dcntial secretary owcd up with high explosives Tff LuOltS to Confuse Defense i Setup Now Going On SOI ha in be LOOK INSIDE FOR t that he thought a Cardiffs chief constable James Wilson said it was a real pyro technic display 1 doubt if any town ha had move incendiary bombs showered upon it in any one raid In one hospital where surgeons were working over bomb casual tics one of the operating theaters was struck but no casualties re sulted Alotion picture theaters wcve prcsl said Tuesday good many ef forts to confuse and mystify and j inject poison into the defense setup are now going on nnd that these were probably related to the op position of Ihe leaselend This was the reply given at the white house by Stephen Early press secretary when questioned by reporters about reports that President Roosevelt would create FR STARTS 9TK YEAR AS LEADER Anniversary Goes Unmarked as President Cabinet Push Defense WASHINGTON Delano Roosevelt began his ninth year is president shortly nftci niion first man ii history to in thit office for more tlum cisht VCMVS 1 r c s i cl c i t Kuosevclt shat tered ihc third term tradition by his reelec tion last No vember and his third inaugura tion on Jan 20 The change in Coincidental with these devel opments came two others A German diplomatic mission believed to be bearing a message from Adolf Hitler to Ismet Inonu president of Turkey landed by plane at Ankva the capital Advices from Bucharest said Soviet Russian forces in Bessara bia just across the Prut fiver from nazioccupicd Rumania be ing reinforced British Minister George W Rendel told a neutral diplomat he had received instructions from London granting him full freedom of action and was basing his de cision on the rupture on these or ders He and members of the lega tion will go to Istanbul Turkey by Ihc weekend he said The pursuit ships lined up for action were of German origin and had Bulgarian markings Great military activity went ou in Sofia bombers and lighters and transport planes i roared across the city toward the Greek and Turkish fron tiers near which the nazis have taken over the military airports Bulgarian troops with full bat c equipment marched through the streets for an undisclosed des tination Roads were Jammed with inud splattered nazi military vehicles and staff officers were arriving The reports of Russian rein forcements in Bessarabia followed publication ot a Russian note to Sofia declaring the entry of Ger man troops into Bulgaria would serve for extension of the war and not for consolidation of peace Of more immediate importance was a report received in Lon don from Athens This said that British Foreign Minister Edei and Gen Sir John Dill chief ot the imperial general staff who are In wereTVWklnr out a pUn with the Greek govern ment to speed substantial aid to Greece if she is attacked liy Germany ANKAKA Turkey Turkish cabinet went into session Tuesday U consider a special message from Adolf Hitler The message was delivered by airplane courier The cabinet inert at 2 p m G a m C S T and still was in session Tuesday evening Field Marshal Fevzi Carmak chief nf Ihc Turkish general staff attended the meeting The Gcrniiin plane is expected DES MOINES rcpubj to leave Ankara Wednesday iican state government leaders Meanwhile the a o v e r n m e n t through from an industries to report at sweeping reorganization pro O11CL maximum productive gram Tuesday with bills tiled in j Capacities of ihoir stocks ot raw the house to shako up still The minister of na various phiiso if state govern tional defense and the minister of ment system of cioms business lllc mtcjor WCMt to Istanbul on The legislature returned to work inspection tour of European Tuesday alter a S day recess Turkcv Representative Henry W Bur mission accompan ma n who took a by von Pilpcni German leading part two years ago in the ambassador to Turkey met Inonu reorganization drive introduced a 1 Sracoglu Turkish for I measure to centralize state pur1 basing under Ihc secretary of the i executive council i Representative X T Prcntis R Bedford filed another measure to place Ihe stale banking depart nent under the budget Various arge orphan departments such as the highway commission were ccd under budget control in Governor George A Wilson in cluded further state government reorganization in his message to tile legislature in January Prentis bill would subject the salaries ot all banking department employes to a legislative going over It provides however that the superintendent of bankin mav not draw less than SjOOO a the lion Mr first oath matigura datc since Roosevelt took the as proi IS FATALLY SLIJGGFN MINNEAPOLIS IUS Police i Tuesday investigated the fatal slugging of Alfred Johnson 42 a city street department employe Johnson was found unconscious in an alley Monday night He died several hours later of a fractured skull n new cabinet unit to supplant uuuori rii fm jlaixh the present chiefs of the defense 4 delayed until Tuesday by j showing to capacitv crowds when commission and office for produc breaking of the time record j fir bombs bcVin to In management I But the anniversary went mii the some tiie audiences remained seated joining in community singI ing while nearby business blocks j were burning i Britons said the assault was in line with the new German strat egy of using bombers to fight the British sea olockadc by raiding ships harbors and harbor facili ties The Luftwaffe was said to have been using about 150 bomb ers nightly in these forajs It was officially stated that of the German raiders over CarlUVVd diff was destroyed by antiaircrait fire perfectly naUnvl Fn thc presickm and his lh hen tne br1S nc coillct members continuing then bccll lompl to makr cabinet jio United States Die aiscnal of There is nulliing new in that j democracies the secretary added as Mr Roosc MS Roocvtlt who probably vclt has been doing so right broken more tradition than collc memers co bl Mr ROOSCN elt v ill act vvok wlidl b with an advisory group u fold by the jitl The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday warmer in west and in cast and north portions Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy light snow extreme north not so cold north Tues day niglil Wednesday partly cloudy slowly rising tempera ture There is no word as lo whether this means that Turkey might add her strength to an allied attempt to halt Hitler Indications are though that Britain would be glad to sec the Turks gel into Hie fight and thus open up a new war front just as is getting ready to launch her big spring of fensive against England Herr Hit ler cant lo make battle on two fronts since lie needs every ounce of his power for his attempt to crash tiie British Isles It is for this reason thai we find Ihe nazi chief making what is in effect a defensive or precaution ary move in the Balkans As I have remarked in this column before there is no indication that he contemplates any major offen sive at this juncture and he even trying lo squeeze Greece info submission by threats rather than by Ihc direct use of force Hitler wants to net military rontroJ nf the Balkans clear clown to the Acsean sea and the Dardanelles This will seal the lower end of the Balkans against any allied offensive acainsl his eastern defenses It also will give him rf course the strategic bases from which lo strike asainst Turkey and the Dardanelles if such an operation seems desirable year As a result of the piesenl methI od of operating outside the budget i Prenlis added We now find j Hint Ihc salary of the suoerinlen lent of banking litis been in creased from In SGIiOO a Car so that lie is one of the highI et paid stale officers and is only ilGG a year under the salary of the governor This procedure is now entire ly out of line with the policy of i the state and such expenditures should he nil brought buck under control of Hie legislature md the banking department should be ic Balkan Diplomatic Quarters See High Pressure Tactics IJy Tllli ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkeys cabinet went into emergency sessinn Tuesday to consider a special message from Adolf Hitler which Balkan dip lomatic quarters described as a highpressure move on Turkey lo forsake her British alliance and join tue only the reich can protect Turkey against the historic designs of llussia Uussias ageold dream it was recalled centers on gamin an outlet the western world via the TurkisJi guardcd Dardanelles Simultaneously author i z e rt in Berlin served blunt ticc mi Greece that she cannot serve two masters an evident reference to Greeces alliance with Britain and the fast sweep of German con Irol through the Balkans eign minister ai noon and re mained a half hour with them Neither the Germans nor ihe Turks would discuss the meeting ciuircd 10 submit its budget to the speculation about the message comptroller for action by the I ranged from belief it gnvc assur legislatnvc the same as other state lncs that Germany does riot hi dcpartments 140000 Italians Are Prisoners in Africa LONDON I10000 Italians hive been made prisoners of war in Africa War 11 D 11 Miivgesson informed the 1 friiu 1 Ankara GcrnKl tend to attacl Turkey to belief it I roniainccl concrete promiscs in or Icier tj keep Turkey out of the war i Was Message of Friendship Nazis BERLIN lu UuiL he hici no inl Italian casmUics and the In lie on DNB iifficia invs Agency dispatch idin as iunuuncmg llit von ii i Iiipen had given Turkish President not desirable to disclose British i casualties oven when they were lluni m BULLETINS Tin liidio according to DNB added that Inonu received tiie mcssnye with srrnt joy and asked von iapoti to express hi thanks to Hitkr ror sending it There vas no mention in Ber S O F I A Ttussian forces across the Prut It would be logical to expect Hitler to pause now for a bit while he applies the heat to Greece in an effort to compel her to make peace Meanwhile he will try lo persuade to join the axis and it wouldnt be very sur prising if she does I Hitler has to apply force to Greece j vllich m was to achieve his ends he likely will t briny men j under arms bv March 15 i div It fl I X Switzerland M A lin however of he fiveman iui7i mission which arrived by air in Bulgaria i Alklvi Tuesriay along and will continue to do so Mrs Reed Wife of mlX lxccui VY lie Ul Dies in Des Moines tiPi Mrs Jugoslavian Expected to Confer With Hitler PAGE 2 Palo Alto Farmers Plan on 3 Meetings PAGE 8 fered a stroke will be held Iowa Senate Will Hear IHSAA Bill Soon SFORTS PAGE 3 Die as Fire Shuts Off Means of Escape BALTIMORE per sons were burned to death Mon day when fire destroyed tiie home of James B Blake member ot the Baliimorc city council The dcid arc Blake f9 his wife Anna 55 and his brother William J i Blake 47 The three were aslceu on the third floor nf the house ami firemen said their escape was son Charles D fccrt ami her precedent shattering husband also becomes the first woman to serve as first kidy for mure than eight ycaiv She begins a 10 day Florida vacation Wednesday can celing all work except the writing of her daily newspaper column There have been drastic changes in the new deal program since it began eight years ago in the DES MOINES j Charles Dana Reed 72 wife of ihe depths of the countrys most teri United States meteorologist here jous depression The war in Europe died in a hospilal Monday after illness She had stif in recent mouths has steadily broadened revision of that pro gram until now nearly all of the administrations efforts irc upon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather tics Maximum Monday Minimum Alnnday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum morning rmd conferred with luotui iiiid Sukru nvcr Iroin Saiaccmlu Turkish minister j occupied ttuiiKinia are being rei inforccd according lo dispatches Tuesday Iroin Diplo DtClCll malic dispatches from Bucharest jsaiti thc Kiiiiianinn mobilization By UNITED IMIKSS Believed Widened do so Should Hitler succeed in knock Greccc out and sealing the Swiss telegraphic agency dispatchtry r from Belgrade Tues day reported increasing prelimij Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for the period from p m March 4 lo p in March 8 Balkans this wont mean a caias trophc for Britain although it will be a tought break She will still be j nary conversations ate undc stotis immeasurably stronger in Ihc j for an annislicu bctucen Greece Mediterranean than she was when I and Italy Mussolini made his illadvised 1C j assault on Greece Out of thai I i have grown the Angloallied vic tories Vvhich hax c all but forced il riuce out of the war and in a 8 manner of speaking made him a more valuable ally lor Britain than for his partner sources believed Tacs thai by placing n i ci her i of tiie cn uf nazi troops into uivcn Germany Uicit wun ig to keep hancU off Turkey Statements issued at Muscov mcl Kcrlin irclicitcc i decree of Funeral services here Wednesday A Slory county native Mrs i defense program Eight years ago Reed had lived in Dcs Moines the major emphasis was upon the since 191 li when her husband wis transferred from thc Xev York to the DCS Moines weather bu reau office Surviving arc her widower a Upper Mississippi valley Tiie temperature will average near or uid lo Greal Britain and our own slightly above normal for thc pe riod with readings below normal beginning of period followed by i Rickenbacker Condition Reported on Uptrend cut off by the flames daughter Charlotte Emcla ATLANTA Ga Ecl imcmploymcnt problem and the 1 rising trend Thursday and Friday die V Rickenbacker is definitely hesinnins of a broad socisi and becoming colder Friday night or on the uptrend ami labur tcaislative program Saturday Precipitation averj IIHS i crisis in his Mr Kiioscvcll began his ninth j age moderate ixcuring as snow i to recover from plane crash in prcfidciiiial year with an annoyI Mitmcsotn and Wisconsin and rain juries his pliysician Dr Floyd in2 head cold that ictli iclccl his 1 or snow Illinois and louii last tuo iMcRnc said at Piedmont hospital nriaram for thc days Tuesday This map iiuliralrs IIIDVPS CJrnnan fnrrps have been massed a Ion Bulgarian H   

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