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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i v t M f A r i1 r of 10 A t i i3 i l V S I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT S SPOT VOL XLVIi ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS iLLI LEASED WWES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 7 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 TWO MASON CITY BANKS TO MERGE Nazis May Attack in 48 Hours NEUTRALS HEAR ARMY MASSED TO MAKE PUSH British Rush Efforts to Protect Allies in First German Shock SOFIA V Neutral military observers heard Friday niglil that German troops massed on the Greek and Turkish Iron tiers may launch an attack from Bulgaria on eastern Macedonia and Thrace within 48 hours More than 150000 nazi troop hundreds tanks and armored cans uhttidy are in position for a Quick attaclt AVilli the axis push expected at any mumcul diplomatic ob servers watched Jugoslavia and Turkey lor indications of how those two Balkan entente allies of Greece would behave Adolf Hitlers bliUHricgr army starts rolling From the heights south of Zlalo grad the Germans massed on the frontier could see the blue waters ot he Aegean sea across the Greek border The Aegean port ot Salonika backdoor to the would be the first immediate objective any German thrust across Greece Meanwhile the British were re ported rushing all their spare equipment to the Turks the Ger mans commandeering transport to accelerate tiie flowof nazi troops to the Greek frontier and the Greeks hastily strengthened their fortifications as a new Balkan war front appeared to be in the swift making The British it was said were making every effort o strength en their allies against the first shock anil were rushing equip ment ID Hie Turks who arc in a position launch a flank attack on he Germany army if it at tempts an invasion of Greece Greek diplomatic quarters here said they believed the Turks would launch1 a drive into the Rho dope mountains a chain extending east and west along the Bulgarian Greek frontier it Germany does attempt an offensive The Greek army absolutely will fight any Germany invasion these quarters said Preparing for all eventualities the Greeks were reported remov ing civilians from the threatened area in Thrace and bolstering with troops and artillery their po sitions along live narrow defiles of the Struma To observers it appeared likely that Greek General Alexander Pa pagos intended to abandon Thrace the narrow coastal sector between the Struma and Turkey as inde fensible Bulgaria long has cov eted at least pavt of it Cant Broadcast Doom 4 Spend Last Hours Preparing Manuscripts But Cant Go to Microphones COLUMBIA La Mcharg 23 was the first of foui condemned men hanged here Friday shortly after officers had re fused them permission to broadcast prepared statements through radio station KMLB at Mojiroc The trap was sprung at p m As Meliarg left the death cell at a KMLB radio announcer was reading Mehargs 500 word statement a tribute to his mothei and a warning that crime does not pay over the air from the Cald vCll parish jail Statements of the other men also were read over the air aftci Attorney General Eugene ley in Baton Rouge advised Sheriff G E Erskine it would be a viola tion of the law to let the prisoners broadcast District Attorney C G Minarri promptly banned the broadcast and excluded photographers from the death scene SENATE BEATS CONVOY BAN IN AID TO BRITAIN Amendments to Restrict Measure Are Defeated in Roll Call Votes The four condemned men had prepared radio manuscripts rimninfr from 80 to 500 words and were scheduled to take the air about 11 a in CST Mi crophones had been placed m their death row cells by the station for the broad casts in which Ihc prisoners empbasiaed in advance copies Riven the press that crime does not pay and told relatives fare well The men William Meharg WiJliam Heard Floyd Boyce 01r01ts 29 and William Landers 39 were convicted of slaying Frank Gart raan Columbia postemail during their flight from an Arkansas prison farm from which they es caped last Sept 2 The four were among 3B convicts who escaped the Arkansas pris on They were surrounded in a swamp near here after a scries of motor thefts abduction uiedis and gun fights with officers Gartman member of a posse attempting to catch the men was killed by a shotgun charge The posse was seeking to release two sirls ami a youth held as host ages by the convicts The youths escaped unharmed WASHINGTON T h e ad ministration forces in command the senate beat down Friday twe to write into the Britisl aid bill amendments to restric movements of American armet forces to the western hemisphere The chamber first defeated 1 28 a proposal to forbid convoying of war materials shipped out of this hemisphere It then rejected an amendment by Senator Johnson II Cat la prohibit Hie use of future appro priations for the maintenance of military forces outside the west ern hemisphere or in combat areas fixed by President Koosc vclt Executive Officers of Enlarged Bank F C IIENEMAN President DEAN I LIGHTNER First Vice President CARL A PARKKll Virr President WOULD SLASH ATTORNEY FEES Committee Urges Cut in Costs Filed in Randall Norland Vote Contest 2500 Proposals Ilajy Attack on Convoy of Ships Minard acted after talkin sin unnamed authority Rouge Sheriff comment j Meharg and Boyce through with I ministers who converted them in Baton requested permission to make the Erskine made no broadcast The other two followed i with similar requests Turks Defying Nazis Are Expected to Assist Greeks Initial German Attack Expected to Strike 1 Struma River Valley By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkeys controlled press blunt ly defied Germany Friday de clared that the spread of the war in the Balkans seemed inevitable and warned Adolf Hitler that against his handful of birdshot reassurances stand two million Turkish bayonets One Turkish newspaper said boldly If Germany comes this way she will set such an answer to these reassurances as she never got before Great Britain was reported to be rushing all her spare equip ment to the Turks Greek diplomatic Quarters ex pressed the belief that Turkey would send troops into the moun tains of Grecian Thrace to help combat a German invasion of the little Aegean kingdom Earlier this week Adolf Hitler sent an urgent message by plane The lohnson amendment sup ported by Senator Wheeler D Mont and other opponents of the bill was defeated by a vote of 56 I to 35 Senator OAIahoney DWyo offered the first amendment Trc vote on the OMahoney amendment came after opponents of the bill suddenly had shifted their strategy and Senator Clark DMo had withdrawn leirmo Paul had conferred last Monday vith Adolf Hitler at the fuehrers rierchtesgaden retreat Belgrade heard that a state ment reiterating Jugoslavias neu trality might be expected within few hours Jugoslav lenders con fern 11 at length Thursday but a subsequent communique said only ihat live independence and unity of the state were being kept constantly in view Jugoslavias decision was ex pected to have an important bear ing on the fate of Greece and the altitude of Turkey which is ad hering to a watchful waiting pol icy The extent of British backing of Greece also was said to be au important factor in Turkeys atti tude if It was believed the Turks would sive a noncomniHtal answer perhaps over the Adolf Hitlers note of last Tuesday in which lie was said to have told President Ismct Inonu that Germany had no as grcssive aims on Turkey to Turkish President Ismet Inonu on which the nazi fuehrer was said to have asserted he desired I only to look after Turkeys BRITISH GAIN IN SOUTH AFRICA Shattered Italian Somaliland Army Gives But Little Resistance Indications that Britain was still busy in the middle eat diplo matic front were seen in the ar rival in Cairo of the foreign min ister of Iraci presumably lor talks with British Foreign Minister i Anthony Eden BRITISH OCCUPY FERKEU IN SOMALILAND In the Balkans diplomatic sources in Belgrade predicted that 1 n d c r pressure choose between the axis and Brit refrain from joining the RomeBerlinTokio alliance for the time being at least nouncement by the British that their troops had occupied FerFer in the heart ot Italian Somaliland and were continuing their ad vance FerFer is more than 300 miles from the Kenya colony frontier from which the British launched tiieir drive and more than 100 miles inland from Villagio Duca Dcyli which they took last Sunday The Brilish also reported they i liiui dnvcn off enemy1 motorized detachments in Libya west of El Aehcila These presumably were 60 mile corridor leading to the sea i forccs vhidl 5hc j British have clashed before in that rcu Gillette Herring Against Convoy Bon WASHINGTON Senators Gilletle and Herriiifr of Iowa ivcrc amonsr 63 democrats vot ing acainsl the OMahoncy amendment which would ban ionvovs in Hie IJrilisli aid bill Eleven democrats and re publicans votctl for the measure rarily a proposal to prohibit the use of any future appropriations to send American armed forces outside the western hemisphere and American possessions unless congress declared war Before live vote opponents and supporters alike ot the measure had turned against OMahoncys amendment However when the voll was called on the modified amendment such leaders of the bills opposi tion as Senators Clark DMo and Wheeler DTMont voted for it When the OMahoncy pro posal was defeated Senator Johnson KCal offered an amendment staling that funds appropriated under the British aid couhl nnt he used for he maintenance of armed forces outside thr western hemisphere or in comhal areas as fixed hy llic president under Uic neu trality act Senator Counally pleading for the defeat of num erous proposals designed to re strict the movement of the armed DES MOINES in the RandallNorland contest in live Iowa house Friday liiccd the prospect of sharply reduced fees on the basis of the house appro priations committees rccominen dations The committee has voted in ap prove pavinent of only SI100 of bills totaling Norman Norland DKcnsett svas the official canvass winner in the Worth county state represen tative race last fall Hep Claus Randall RManly fileda con test however and was declared elected Following is a table comparing the fees requested by contest at lorneys and live figures finally ap proved by the committee CHAMPAIGA HI Ic than American men want to help Vcra llruba CzechoSlovak ian skating star avoid deportation lur That mauy proposals tluj pretty 1 year old said lritlay were received alter ilic press her plight She is threatened with de portation because her passport as an entertainer has expired in Mediterranean Sea FIRST NATIONAL ANDNWBANKS WILL BE JOINED Will Provide One of Larger Financial Institutions in State Announcement was made JYiday ot the proposed mer ger of IAVO of Mason Citys most important financial in stitutions the National bank 71 year old veteran of the citys banks and tiic Northwest Savings hank li was a thorough going merger which was pictured by the official announcement While the name of lUc new and enlarged institution will be simply the First National bank the entire list ot officers directors and staff of the North west Savings bank will be taken over into the new institution The iitu1 bank will be one of the larscr hanks of the stale of tmva with total statement fia urcs running approximately ID million dollars W Henkc Ally for Kmdiil R W Cnltlcli Ally tor Kimil I K Pluimmr AUV foi Nurll H R Dumiii Ally for IliH III MAY EXTEND GUARD PERIOD Army May Ask Units Be Kept in Service Additional 6 Months WASHINGTON de partment officials said Friday the army may ask congress for au thority to keel the national guard in service for an additional six months or a year but President Roosevelt said at his press con ference that this vari news to him Whether the guardsmen are kept in uniform beyond the current years period of training will de pend it was explained at the war dcpartmetil the international Kiuiatiou KOMI Italian airplanes attacked a strongly proUritLd conj voy ot British ships iu the eastern Mediterranean and hit a cruLscr a destroyer and three merchaiH ships a high command commui niciue said Friday j v0 ID KUI Africa Italian forces rei js announcement of the ictire pulsed British attacks near Kurj ulonl rom position as chair Ol almost as much interest and as the merger itself muk on the border of Ethiopia and the AngloEgyptian Sudan the communique continued Ger man planes bombed military ob I jeclivcs at i the British I of Malta it man and member of the hoard oE the First National bank of Col Ihmfovd MacNider son of tiie late Charles H McNidcr whose name Valletta capital of Decades synonymous with Mediterranean said I The Weather that of the First It will be the first time since 1875 that the McNidcr family has not been actively associated with Masou City banking Colonel MacNiders retirement from active association with the First National bank motivated by the many demands upon his time and energy by his other financial and industrial activities together will the prospective retirement from the board of the First National bank of Charles E Strickland local public utility head who also has found the j uiands of his bank directorship in I conflict with his many other dutie lett important vacancies in First National bank board 1C3UO The committee did not revise al lowances listed for witness fees mileage and other contest ex penses British Cope With Mock Invasion Try Keports thai Britain was rushing equipment lo Turkey seemed to indicate that Turkey was resolved to fisht if Ger many moves toward the Dar danelles Balkan observers spotted 50 German tanks poised almost within sight of the Turkish frontier The initial German onslaught it ev L peeled to strike into Greeces Stm1 i mar river valley in Macedonia CAIRO UR South African forces driving through Italian Somaliland and across the Ethio plan Ironticr are advancing the only trail to Harar and thCj Dircciawa Junction on the Addis AbabaDjibouti railroad a high command communique disclosed Friday The empire forces after taking Ihc Somaliiand lown of Bulo Burti had advanced more than 100 j at Salonika miles and had taken the Ethiopian Dispatches from Sofia capital of settlement of Kcrlcr 15 miles inj Bulgaria said Gen Alexander Pai side tic Ethiopian border pagos commander in chief of the j It was indicated that they were Greek army apparently intended meeting no resistance from the to abandon Thrace as indefensible shattered Italian Somaliland army Ethiopian patriots operating in northwest Ethiopia were reported to be developing an encircling I movement which threatened to civilians out of nortb trap the entire Italian army in the east province along the Turkish western part of Elhlopia border which Bulgaria has long The high command continued coveted as an outlet to the Aegean almost completely silent regarding sea the activities of the empire armyj If the Greeks should elect to in Libya The communique re nati On the African war front Ihc j forces told the senate that if we principal development was an anI assume to decide where the army by the British that alc navy shall go then we assume the function of the commander in chief The constitution says the president is the commander in chief I am not going to vole to usurp presidential authority and set mvsclf tip as one of 96 chiefs of staff In ottering his amendment Jolmson cited several speeches by President Roosevelt which tho Ciliferniaii ascrtccl contained a not to send troops abroad to fight in foreign war Ail you need lo do the M vcryhaii cd republican told his colleagues hoarsely is stand up and have the guts that God gave you x x x to save from a bloody grave the boys of He urged the senate to keep our boys out ot Europe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The British disclosed Friday that Britain lias already coped a weeklong invasion probably ctn a scale greater than j Germany could launch 1 featured landings by air and sea j uith British staff officers imper sonrling the German general staff Defenders ot the island kingdom were described as having repulsed an assault more successful than any Adolf Hitler could devise MILD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE Temperatures Remain Near Normal to Be About Same Saturday DES AIOINES The weather bureau predicted the continuation ot mild weather as temperatures remained near the normal mark Friday morning The mercury ranged from a high of ti degrees at Omaha Thursday to a low last niglvt of decrees i at Charles City It was at FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday notmuch change in temperature fresh westerly w i n el s north portion Saturday MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy warmer cast Friday night Sat urday generally fair fvcsh west erly winds late Friday nicht ami Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis the lic which were perhaps llc first in a Maximum Thursday chain ol coycm reasons and cir Mininiiim Thursday Nishl 21 i cumslances which led lo Ihc cun Al K a m Friday Terences resulting in the movc A beaming SUM clear fresh airimcnt for ihe merger and swelling buds gavo a genuine I the weatlur Friday the retircmerit as picsi dent of the of Willis G C i Barley upon his election as treas 2Ji j tircr of Iowa and the death sonic Uvo years ago tf Vice President 1ercy Smith had lelt llic official stair of the older bank materially lUidermanucd It was also announced that the iNorthucst Savings bank was ap proaching the end of its leasehold spring lift ti YEAH Maximum Minimum Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m March 7 to p in March 1U inclusive Upper Mississippi valley Iowa utul Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota the temperature will av on the banking properly South Federal avenue and at fi faced and light nmciiMls of piccipi easicjrn Iciwa Light snow Wisccut was reported in the last 21 f sin and Minnesota at beginning ot hours at Sioux City DCS Moincs i period and light rain or snow last Omjlia and Davenport j Uvo days The bureau warned shippers lo erase above normal for the period negotiations for a renewal ol the with rising trend first two clays i lease or a search for a new and no marked change toward colder i satisfactory location weather until Tuesday or Wed nesday Precipitation will average light will11 little or no pruiipitaliuii after I he fiivt dav in Illinois All of tlicsc coiisidcratiniis were sivcn weight in the discus LOOK INSIDE FOR protect for readings of la U 25 degrees Kriday night and forecast not much change in temperatures Saturday Student Accused of Killing Teacher Overnight aerial activity in the western European war zone was minor porting the advance into Ethiopia from Somaliland said only that in Libya forward elements of four mechanized forces have again driven off detachments of enemy armored fighting vehicles west of Aghcila It was believed that the arm ored forces referred lo were Ger man and make a stand along the ural bastion of the Struma T T These dispatches reported thai i The British said a lone German the Greeks were already clearing raider bombed a town in western England and some bombs were dropped elsewhere but no casual ties were reported and damage was described as slight There were no indications ol j British aerial operalions over Gerj many or Germanoccupied levri tory German authorities in Norway meanwhile decreed that the Keep your pledges keep your crty of all persons who aided the pledges keep your pledges he British in tlieir raid last Tuesday I pleaded solemnly Never mind j on the Lofoten islands off whether anybody else keep his or i ern Norway should be destroyed not j An outburst of applause in thr j galleries was quickly stilled by fight on thc Struma abandoning Thrace tiiey would have only a 25 mile wide front to defend along the Bulgarian frontier JUGOSLAV PRINCES VISIT TO HITLER REVEALED Jugoslavias role in the crisis rc Declaring that he knew exactly what were up igrainst here Johnson asked that each member risk political extinc tion anil do what he deems riRht Stand up and keep the word of the president even if he keep it himself the senator added LINCOLN BORGLUM Sculptors Son Will Finish Huge Memorial PAGE 2 i maincd a inyUery but authoritaj by way of punishmcnl The popu tive quarters in Belgrade the JuI lation of the Ocstvaagoy island i goslav capital said Ucgcnt Prince I was fined thepresiding officers Postoffice Will Be Dedicated Wednesday STATE PAGE TURKS WILL NOT SEE NAZI FILM Cabinet Members Refuse Invitation to Observe Victory in West ANKARA cabi net members it was learned lii day declined an invitation by 1 German Ambassador Fran von i Paoen to attend a showing of the I German war film Victory in the West The showing was attended I however by prominent Turks and neutral diplomats except fnr United States representatives The film depicts the lugn lights of Germanys victory over France last summer Similar films of the PoliEii campaign were shown by German diplomats in Oslo and Copenhagen last spring just prior to the German Scandi navian campaign Turkish and foreign diplomats now expect liiTl the crisis m the Balkan situation will bo reached next week Opinion in political circles Fri 1 rlay inclined to tiic opinion tliat I Turkey would remain on Ihc dp1 I fensive unless directly attacked i Klmcr Altiaugh 1C ahovc Des Moincs high school student was arraigned on a first desrec murder charge in cnnncctinn with the death of A II lliirs bnrsh 61 veteran maniTil training instructor The boy is aceusrd of knotkin the leather down his death Liftri1 Tlnrshnrgh hud him tliotil skiptiine classes sums ami conferences which led Id the filing of an application witli the federal banking au thorities to permit the merger S Filling the gaps in Ihe ofticial doin and directorate of the old First National bank will be the of ficers and directors of live North west Savings bank who will into similar positions in the com bined institution Officers 01 tiic ncv hank wili be President F C lleucmim president ol the First National j bank since January 1J40 and pre vious to that executive vice presi dent ol the bank tor nine years firt vice president Dean H Ijiyhtner president o the North wcl Saving bank for the pat live years vice president Carl A Iarkvi and earlier William W Boyel bull of the latter retaining tiie same portions they had with the old First National bank with C S Thompson cashier ol the Northwest S a v i ti g s bank and Douglas Swaliol the First Na I liunal bank as assisiant vice presi dents In addition the ottleers the ell rcctoralc will consist uf licn kel and Karl Smith from the First National bank board and Floyd K Lee P Loomi Jay K Decker John A ijcnncll L S Thompson rlcmlcy J Gas and K I H Wagner former member oE j the board ol the Northwest Sav ings bank Hoy Johnson A M M K Wiley and H C Fisher all ot the First National bank will be as sistant cashiers ot tic enlarged insti uuion Thr cnlirr binkiiic staff nf the Northwest Savings hank will he taken over by the combined hiMiltitiuii Merger u ill hccin in llic homr At   

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