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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WTOES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 5 1941 THIS PAPErt COXSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 124 TURKS HOLD FIRM TO BRITISH PACT England Needs Many More Ships Alexander STATES TRIPLE MENACE FACED IN NEW BATTLE Hear Many Nazis Are in French Morocco Near Gibraltar Strait LONDON V Alexander lord of the admiralty told commons Wednesday Britain needs many more ships md grant numbers of men to light the triple German menace of sub marines longrange bombers and surface raiders in Hie battle o the Atlantic now opening But lo a members question as lo whellicr Britain had told America what we require even more urgently than airplanes and money is ships and still more ships he was silent The 50 American destroyers transferred to the British navy last year have already done good work lie told the house Alexander made his remarks in asking for a token appropriation of about The house agreed without a record vote Although this would be the amount on tho appropriation bill it authorizes the admiralty to spend huge sums the exact amount of which would be kept secret Never in the history of our sea have we had such need of hundreds of ships and men Alex ander said To reinforce the fleet J ask for many more ships for great numbers oC men and for great quantities ot stores to equip them x x x In facing tlic battle of the Atlantic now opening we need every ounce of our workers energy and ever increasing pro duction He assured commons that the great body of the fleet of August 1939 remains intact and said ships coming into service in 1941 would of themselves make up a force judged by al most any other naval powers standards He warned however that by gaining French bases the German submarines are now close to their Atlantic hunting grounds and German aircraft are enabled to prey upon our convoys far out at sea Nazis Reported to Be in Morocco Its Sergeant Ginny After being jjiven lie honorary rank of platoon sergeant in the United Slates marine corps Ginny Simms radio singing star is pictured with her honor guard escort of leathernecks The new scrffeanl was named Sweetheart of the Marines WRIGHT FIELD WORK DELAYED Laborers Go on Strike AntiAircraft Center f Trouble Is Settled Vote to Buy Old Book Used by Wallace DES MO1NES a SENATE VOTES FUNDS CONTROL IN LEND LEASE Amendment Terminating Bill on July 11943 Also Passed by Body BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP Senate leaders decided Wednesday to oppose any Britishaid amend ments designed to confine aclivi ties of American troops lo the western hemisphere They made the derision after Secretary Hull was reported to have said such proposals would encour age the Japanese lo be more asrsressivc WASHINGTON sen ile adopted Wednesday an amciui nent to the British aid bill dc iigtied to tighten congressional control ot the purse strings by requiring the president to obtain specific congressional approval Before committing the government to future expenditures under the aid program Discuss Rumanian Problems Break Into Bank at Popejoy RUMANIA PUTS MILLION ALONG RED FRONTIERS MARSHAL GOKKINC PUKMIER ANTONESCV Conference in Vienna Opened by Antonescu and Goering By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS A strike of construction workers at a SISOOOOOO army antiaircraft firing center in North Carolina was ended Wednesday but an AFL walkout continued Ur hold up S5 HOOOOO in essential defense build ing work at Wright Field Ohio l CUm i for for The ainciiUcnl approved willi out dissent was recommended by the foreign relations com mittee and proponents said it was offered to quiet arguments that the legislation would give the president blank check au thority The provision states that the chief executive could make con tracts under the aid measure only to the extent that money is ap propriated or contracts arespeci scattering of reluctant Nos he lically authorized from time to Iowa seriale Wednesday passed time and sent to the house a resolution This limitation does not apply lo order hc purchase of an old however lo 51300000000 of mili arithmctic book used by Vice tary equipment which the govern President Henry A Wallace j incut already owns or which con Only a heartbeat stands begross already has appropriated twecn Wallace and lii of the United States lor Leroy S Mercer City the sponsor of lion e presidency said Senu fD luwa the resolu Sheclum federal labor conciliator He said the strikers on the big fir ing center project had agreed to return to work Wednesday al though no decision on terms had been reached When the strike was called Mon day morning the North Carolina labor department estimated that 4000 to 6000 AFL workers failed to report for duty while about 8 i 000 nonunion employes stayed on the job The union had asked a preferen tial shop time and onehalf for straight overtime and double pay for working on Sundays and holi days The Wright field strike a recur rence of n late January walkout brought a statement from the war department that work essential to the expansion of this post as one of he most important military aircraft centers in the United The British government told parliament Germany had a con siderable number of soldiers and technicians in French Morocco within 151 miles of the vital Strait of Gibraltar R A Butler parliamentary un dersecretary for foreign affairs said a representative ol the Ger man armistice commission has States had been halted been at Casablanca for some Tlle army is constructing testing j and laboratory facilities at Wright field near Dayton and the strike of 200 AFL building trades work ers tied up work on a wind tun nel torque stand radio laboratory dynamometer laboratory and ad ministration building The war de partment statement said the facili ties were needed both for the testing of engines and planes now on order and for the development Iowa Historical Department under the terms of the resolution The Jowa senate is composed of 45 republicans and live democrats Senator Mercer being one of the latter The vice president also a democrat is a resident of DCS j Moincs The resolution eulogized Wallace as having by his great service and contribulion to the govern ment as secretary of agriculture for eight years again brought dis tinction to the state of his birth months Early in February a consider able number of German officers and noncommissioned officers and men are reported to have arrived there in uniform and bearing arms he sad Estimates of their number vary The commission is said to include technicians of many kinds Gen Charles De Gaulle leader fo the Free French charged Saturday that EO en Germans had arrived jit Casa blanca for the task of carrying on 1 the progressive disintegration of j France and her empire7 of new Sign of Spring 29 Spring Coats Stolen CHICAGO L Sueigcl mans heart didnt leap up irvich at this harbinger of spring Spci gclmiin a New York salesman told police that thieves broke into his automobile made off with 2 spring coats for This equipment could be transferred withoul lurtllcr con gressional authorization Also approved was an amend ment terminating the bill on July 1 1B43 or on any earlier date approved by a majority of both houses of congress A similar amendment had been adopted by the house but tlic senate foreign relations com mittee offered ils own amend ment in an effort lo make the language clearer If congress did not call for ter mination sooner the program would expire in two years The president would have until Tuy 1 194G however to carry out any contracts made prior to July 1 1943 Wednesdays vote on the amend ment on which there was no dis sent was the first senate aclion on the British aid bill FEAR BRITISH BOMBER RAIDS Shaky Rumania Might Become Turmoil If Bombs Began to Fall By T MASON United Press IVar Expert Wednesdays conference at Vien na between Marshal Goering and General Antonescu premier of Rumania points to growing dis quietude concerning the effect of British air attacks Rumanian oil and military centers if Ger many extends the var into the Balkan s Tins is the first time Goering has conducted i n t c i n ational negotiations on t h c fuehrers behalf and the fact that he is supreme com mander of the ives the clue Surprise Meeting of 2 Officials Is Held in in Belvedere Palace an acetylene torch to burn through live top of the sale burglars early Wurines I day robbed the Popejoy Saving bank The amount taken from the safe could not be determined immediately because the sale was being held untouched pending the arrival of a fingerprint expert Entrance to tlyc bank was made through a back window and the acetylene equipment was taken from a nearby garage After the bank was entered ihc vault was forced open and the sale cut through The robbery occurred sometime a f I e r midnight according to Franklin Comity Shcriif Fred Schweiger because the proprietor ol the next door garage Eric nussen was in the garage until that time Papers were strewn alyuit the bank and pennies were also found all over live floor Sheriff Schwei 8or said he believed two or Ihrce men had taken pan in the rob bery Boll1 the front and back doors of the building were broken open j and left partly ajar apparently in order to facilitate a quick getaway if necessary j Popejoy does not have 1 night I marshal K II Anderson is cash ier of the bank Greeks Bluntly Reject Reported Pressure as Nazis Mass Troops tty THE ASSOCIATED VKliSS Turkish leaders l e c 1 a r c cl Wednesday thai Turkey would remain faithful to ber alliance with Britain despite Adolf Hit lers lastminute attempt to drive a wedge between the allies as Rumania massed a million re serve troops on tlic soviet Rus sian frontier The tiazt fuehrer in a mcs dramatically flown to thn Turkish capital Tuesday hail expressed a desire lo protect Turkeys interest and wcll Rumanias army now Hearing mobilization is dominated by Germany Only 4S hours ago Russia publicly condemned Ger manys aclion in sending troops into Bulgaria In Athens Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Gen Sir John LOOK INSIDE FOR JAP TROOPS ARE ATTONKING SHANGHAI a p a n massed an army on the gulf of Tongking within a few miles of the French IndoChina frontier Wednesday in what Japanese dis patches called one of the great est surprise landing operations in military history A new Japanese expedition ary force was landed alons a stretch of more than 250 miles between the mouth of the Pearl river opposite British Hong Kong and the IndoChina bor der in apparent readiness o back up a new ultimatum to France for immediate accept ance of Japans Thailand French IndoChina peace terms Japanese troops starting at Japanese desire furthcrldawn Tuesday landed at and oc cupied K o n g h o i Ycungkong Tingpuk Slniitung the entire Lui peninsula which separates Ihc South China sea from the gulf ol Tongking and the city of Paki hoi on the shores of the gulf 1 Nazi Ambassador to Japan Leaves for Berlin to Report TOKIO Domci news agency reported Wednesday lhat Maj Gen Eugen Ott German am bassador would leave for Berlin via Siberia within a day or two to make important contacts and report on the far eastern situa tion Ott was expected to return within 90 days it was added According to Domci the visit is important because of the immi nence of German landing opera tions in and a general strengthen JapnncseGeriran latious ft was understood tho agency said that while in Berlin OU would receive instructions on Ger man policy toward Japan 18 IN HOLLAND ORDERED TO DIE Others Sentenced by Nazis on Sabotage Espionage Charges THE HAGUE Via German mililarv Ber courl Wednesday sentenced 18 persons They were described as to death members of an organization foi terrorism sabotage and espionage Other persons tried before the military court were sentenced tc prison at hard labor for terms not staled IarlicuUns of the trials were not disclosed but it was in dicated that cases against a few persons were dismissed MASON German air force to Wednesdays subject ot dis cussion Since the Germans initiated the present Balkan crisis Rumania has repeatedly indicated alarm over her own unhappy posilion Bucharest dispatches frequently have predicted that if tho con flict spreads to southeastern En opc the greatest damage will reI BKRL1N Ion An fonescu premier of Rumania and Field Marshal Hermann Goering nazi No 2 and chief ot the German air force conferred at Vienna Wednesday on mili tary questions well informed German sources said The center enct was staried at noon 4 a m CST at thehis Inrfc Belvedere palace where Bulgaria adhered last Satur day to the axis pact and where the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination precipitated the last war once lived Informants refused any details of Ihc conference They said that Goering and Antoncsuu were expected to leave V i e n M a Wednesday afternoon probably about I 8 a m CST There had been 1111 intimation of the meeting until the news came from Vienna that Antonescu and Goering had arrived Wednes day morning first reports had been that An tonescu would diicuis economic questions connected with the axis new order in Europe SEft SERPENT VANCOUVER B C KILLS 4 WAS HENPECKED Man 24 Arraigned on MurHer Charge Gives Self Up to Police peruil general staff were report ed lo have reached a satisfac tory agreement with Creel government leaders mi action to be taken in the event Germany a Hacks Greece troops were declared In be massing in cvcrmountins numbers on Greeces frontier with steady streams of tanks armored cars anil heavy artil lery rnlling into Bulgaria from Huniania Thousands oT and workmen toiled feverishly on i fortifications barring the moun ng tuc moun LEWISTON Me 1 tain Passes from Bulgaria Pellciin 21 described by police as having confessed that he shot dead four members of his family because he was henpecked laced arraignment in district court Wednesday on a murder charge Police Chief Thomas said the young milllumd ing that lie was tired of bciny slammed an slurred Tuesday i night entered headquarters hand ed over an empty 32 caliber pislol anri cooly remarked Tve siiot four The chief said the shooting took place in the family home Monday night but that it went undiscov ered until Pcllcrm revealed it move than 21 hours later Before going to police head quarters Pellcrin visited a rela tive and spent some time around town Johnson said The victims were identified as Mrs Pearl Pcllerin 21 the mill Gopring to strcnglhcn the Ru manian air defenses The Ger mans of course have every ioa sori of their own to protect Ru mania but General Antonescu has personal reasons for being un easy His government might face an other revolution if the British were able to drive home a scries of intensive air attacks spreading devastation over Rumania The Rumanian people would place re sponsibility on the Antonesco re gime and on its German support for their sufferings anrl tiie con sequences might well be serious hands wife Mrs Pearl Stevens 59 his motlicrinlaw George Stevens 12 his nephew and Flora Wcntworth an aunt Pcllerin was quoted by luhn son as savins Hie boy I to conic in it tie timr and hat very sorry ihr I rector of the dominion station here aid was unable to classify tho decomposed specimen body of a 10 foot sea serpent1 with a horselike head and bul bous nostrils which was found on lie bench near here Wcdncs jday defied identification suit from air battles Dl W AClemens n S C Eimnania do nnt expect In bp j biology profcssor at the Univer1 immune from attack anil il would iiv Biilish Columbia and di scem that General nr enlly is seeking to stimulate Quizzed by Police in Additional Slayings PAGE 2 Thieves Balked in Store Robbery Snatch Gems From Salesman CHICAGO OIP Four bandits walked into the loop jewelry store of Hyman Horwily flashed their pistols and ordered the employes into a back room Horwitz reached up and pulled a brass handle that set off the burglar alarm His wife Beatrice dashed to the safe which contained a store ot gems and locked it When one of the bandits prodded It had a head resembling1 that ol n horse except that it had a car tilaginous instead of bone skull The body was covered with bristly Ivair Dr Clemens said the cartilage formation was similar to that ot a shark but sharks arc hairless The hair resembled that of a seal but seals have bone Sea lions have ncitlvcr hair nor cartilage I cant say what it is Dr Clemens commented but Im go ing to give it a good going over 1 doivt believe in sea 5 DIE AS CAR 2 BUSES CRASH 2 Loads of Soldiers Involved Civilians Victims of Collision Aasgaard Talks at Minneapolis Session MINNEAPOLIS Rev J A Aasgaard president ot the j Norwegian Lutheran church of America spoke Wednesday at the twentieth annual national confer ence of the churchs charity work ers Others on the program were S H Holstad president of the conference and Dr C A Krumbj National Lutheran Council I Welfare director The conference will close Friday Meet at Kanawha STATE PAGE Draft May Control American Loop Race SPORTS PAGE The bandits fled in confusion without a loot In the corridor the for Meyer Coulish New York City wholesale jewelers They snatched his brief cae containing jewelry worth and fled Rose fainted Dog Jumps on Rifle Master Fatally Shot TAFT Cal A Haves met Louis Rose Chicago salesman j 42 oil worker lost his life Tues day u hen his dog jumped on a loaded rifle place on an automo bile scat The weapon was dis charged and a bullet penetrated Hayes chest The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy showers southwest Wednesday niglil Thursday cloudy with light rain smith and rain or snow north portion warmer night and east Thursday be coming colder northwest Thurs day afternoon fresh south to southeast winds cast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy not quite so cold ex treme south colder northwest Wednesday niffht Thursday cloudy lifhl snow south in creasing easterly winds becoming fresh Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalis tics Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum Tuesday inuht IS At 8 a m Wednesday in YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 27 AYKH Mass Five civilj i ians were killed instantly early Wednesday in a collision invokj in m automobile and bus loads of Kurt ens soldiers Slate poliie said the automo bile glanced off the first bus in which 20 solilicrs were re ported rtdine and then slewed inlo a lieidoii collision with the second bus carrying an undis closed number ot troops Tlie victims all occupants ol1 ti The Greek high command bluntly rcjcctiiij reported Ger man pressure on Greece to sue Italy for peace under threat of a invasion announced The army ami the Greek people have decided in the fain of events no matter from what direction to fight onwith thn same undying will for their lih crtv anil tbeir fatherland Reports reaching Sofia said 12 German about 1500UO troops had already reached Hie Greek frontier region by nightfall Germanys fourth iir fleet es timated at 1000 bombers 000 fighters and 1 01 observation planet was reported already in stalled in Bulgaria An Athens general staff cont ra unique said considerable had been sent to Mace donia and eastern Thrace facing Bulgaria because of the nciv situation BIMTA1X HKVKKS REIATIOXS WITH HLUiAKIA These swift bi caking rlLvelop incnls ranic few houi after Britain diplomatic rela tions with ISulMaria dcclarins her territory would be transformed a bloody battlefield and moved to ditck an apparent swing by Jugoslavia toward the axis j Jn Koine IaeM Editor Virjjinio Gayda said Biilain was moving iiljo In bolster Greece Gayda taid the British had landed al most complete division of Cana diwn troops at Salonika key Greek port on tlic Aegean sea liritiili Miniitcr George W llcndcl in asking for his pass port shortly alter 10 a m Sofia lime 2 a m C S T bluntly accused Bulgaria of cooperat ing with Germany in prepara tions fur an attack Greece Ketidel intimated that British air ill tacks might be expected It is a matter ot indifference tn his majestys government steps Bulgaria may sec fit to take lo protect herself against external danger the British declaration automobile were mutilated by force of the crash and it was hours 1 In neighboring Belgrade Britili before police said it had been rie Minister Sir Ronald Camnbcll rc termincd those of that the bodies were tlucc women and two men An automobile license bearing the name of Anthony A RibnicU of Boston was found on one body The other dead remained uniden tified The troops reluming from Lowell where they had been spending the were taken to the fort in another section of this town shortly after the crash The second ous running about 200 feet behind the first one sheared off tiie top of mobile and pinncci is in a mass of wreckage sionc wall tic auto oitupanls against a quetcd an urgent conference with Jugoslavias Premier D r a 3 i s a in ef fort to counter axis pieUic on the Brtlkim nation It appeared he was too lair Diplomatic quarters in Belgrade saiil they heard Jugoslavias Kc gcnt Prince Paui would leave for Germany Thursday for a mccl inK with Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbcntrop to dis cuss possible Jugoslav adher ence to the alliance X Siiuullancuiisly 1 n g 1 a a tool steps toward mobilization as ffumoniH and Bulgaria did after   

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