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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED Plliss AND THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 8 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE o lutl KATCM OF TWO SECTIONS ONE 27 LENDLEASE PASSAGE BY NICHT SEEN Matsuoka Japs Foreign THINK PARLEY WILL CONCERN SPRING ATTACK Report Jugoslavia Leader Not to Take AntiBritish Policy BULLETIN LOXDON URThe diplo matic correspondent of Use Sun day Dispatch reported Saturday night that Heffcnf Prince Paul of Jugoslavia had sent a mes sage to a high personage in Brit ain asscrtinjt that Jugoslavia would not adopt an antiBritish policy By UNITED PRESS Foreign Minister Yosukc Mat suoka of Japan prepared Saturday for important consultations in Berlin Rome and Moscow which may touch off the axis allout spring offensive against Great Britain Matsuoka undertook liis jour ney as Germany rushed to con solidate in the Balkans prelimi nary to what some observers thought might be u bold cam Baiffn to attempt to break Brit ains grip on the Mediterranean Opinion in some British and Balkan quarters was that a nazi offensive against Greece from the new positions in Bulgaria may not tie as imminent as has been re ported K M M Those quarters would need time said Germany to place nj yjtlcti JHH Hie offeni sive meantime increasing diplo matic pressure on Greece and sweeping Jugoslavia into the axis sources itt London feared that Greece might bow to this pressure and that Britains prestige would suffer a blow that might enable Germany to srike in three western central and eastern Mediterran ean However all Athens reports in sisted that Greece was ready to fight to the death no matter what the odds Turkey seemed to be on the sidelines unless directly at tacked but was preserving free dom of action Worid Eyes Boikon Powder Keg as reports circulated th tta w CaSern live over the governments movement toward Germany Some Balkan sources also picked Tuesday as adatewhen Germany would attack Greece from Bulgaria Friday the word had gone around tbat the attack Grandpas Going to Be 101 Has Liking for Pork Wlnsky ABERDEEN S might start Saturday possibly Grandpa Tim Fry ufci vwjt ucij j witha token bombardment of Salonika to show the Greeks what they could expect unless they made peace with Italy Th Greeks fully aware of the maisive movement of German troops lo their Macedonian iron years old Sunday Grandpa veteran in Dak will be 100 Fry only Civil Brown county pro tier showed no signs of panic j dieled Saturday he would live at least another 10 years And he revealed his private pre scription for oi iJallHj Tney continued to insist that they would fight on no matter what the odds and reportedfresh successes against the Italians in Albania The word went around in Ath ens that another Italian comman dermchief had failed in Albania One Turkish source said that no help was expected from Russia I naa tailed in Albania other than possible moral support ITne report was that Gen Ugo That source thought Russia would CavalJero had been withdrawn by Protest a German mrio TvTlissnlini protest a Gemian move on the Dardanelles and keep on protesting stronger than ever if the Germans drove all the way to still do nothing to stop them A novel thesis was offered by Premier B e n 11 o Mussolinis spokesman Virginio Gayda He said that the British imperial forces in Libya had suffered enormous losses and that Brit ish anil Greek troops were bciiifr rushed from Greece to bolster the fading British lines He added that whether these rc liorls arc true ihcy nevertheless Jirovc that the British consider the Greek war lost TICK UP Tokio reported that Matsuoka probably leave by plane to catch a transSiberian express on which Germanys ambassador to Tokio Gen Eugen Ott is traveling back to Berlin He is expected to go to Berlin to confer with Hitler wim niuer oppositn and foreign Minister Joachim Von I iscatcd Kibbcntrop presumably on Ja pans part in the axis allout drive n ijy Mussolini because of his failure lo improve the fascist situation but there was no conlinnaijon froni Rome The Greeks reported the capture of 1050 more Italian prisoners Other Balkan capitals rc porled that the Greeks are busy evacuating nationals from Mace donia hi anticipation ot German attack ami that thev are prc narjiijf in Bive up Salonika and fall back on a strong line run nniff southeast from Edessa on the luffoslav frontier to the Gulf nf Salonika Opposition in Jugoslavia to the coniins rapprochement with the axis was shown by the strong po sition taken by all opposition po litical factions to the governments course Police raids were reported on some political headquarters and opposition manifestos were con BULLETINS BUCHAREST Ion Antonescu in what was consid ered a reply to recent rumors circulating abroad declared Sat urday that no foreign country will be allowed to meddle with Rumanias affairs j Bulgaria was not so happy Berlin said he would also Geiman ccupntion 1 H1U either U was reported that bands of the Comitadjis are over into Greece to help the Greek ngainsl the Germans rather than stand by ijaivcly while an it Jack is launched by Hitler from thenhomeland There were rumo crew of an army B10 Martin homber bailed out somewhere in the vicinity of Xcvv Orleans shortly aftcr noon Saturday Iherc were three men in the Ji ane one of a fliflhl from the olth bombardment squadron ciiroute from Orlando Fla to New Orleans The pilot was a Lieutenant Iaiisr He radioed the airport here that he was lst and riin mnsr low of luel A few minutes later he announced they were bailiiiff out V I C II V France M1 v spokesman for Vice Prcmier Admiral Darlan officially denied reports from Berlin Sat urday hat Fernand dc Brinon Ircncb ambassailor in Paris lad said French ships would be convoyed bv the French navy if British sea attacks continued SAFE CRACKED ATSWEAW i SWEA S w c a City liifih school safe was broken open here sometime Friday night fol lowing the boys sectional basket ball tourney Tlic money stolen was S50 in school funds It was not iinmcdintclv deter mined iiist how the into the building although they may have hidden in the building after the tournament games were lin isliccl The robbery was not dis covered until about 10 a m Sat urday when thc school superinten dent came lo his office The building was immediately closed pending the arrival of Kos suth county Deputy Sheriff Art Cog Icy Sheriff Cogley expressed the opinion thai entrance to the su perintendents office was made with a pass key or skeleton key The sate had been cracked by breaking off the combination knob with a sledge hammer i The tournament funds were kept in DID office miiij tlio games vcre I over and then taken to a local bank It is behoved that it was j this money the ycEgs W R SKIDMORE ISFOUNDGUILTY OF TAX EVASION Chicago Junk Yard Dealer Accused of Selling Protection CHICAGO federal court jury Saturday convicted William R Skiclmore accused by the gov ernment of selling protection to of evading S295G48 in taxes on his 1D3S income The jury returned the venliet of conviction on one of two in dictments al m having taken the case p m Friday Minimum penalty on Ibis indictment would be five years imprisonment and a fine Foreman It McGregor lold Judge Philip L Sullivan he did not believe agreement could be reached on the other indictment which charged Skidmore junk yard operator and country squire with evading S210117 in taxes on hi1S3331 income The court instructed the jurors to continue their deliberations Skidmores conviction was Ihc third major victory scored by the federal government in its cam naign against the top figures in the Chicago gambling trade William It Big Bill John son who was depicted by prosecutors as the czar of Chicago gamblinR was convict ed last October of having failed taxes penalties cst of 53232497 on his income from 1336 to 1338 inclusive Johnson was sentenced to five years in prison and fined but Jiav appealed Earlier M L Annonbcrg racing lews publisher pleaded guilty to nn evasion of SI217290 in tavejj on his income He was sen tenced lo three years in prison and at present is serving the term Two indictments against Skid more totaling six counts were consolidated for the trial Each count covered a year from 1933 through 1338 Sliidmorc bald stocky and G8 was described by proscculors as the man who arranged pro tection for gambling house keepers This service he government asserted brought Skidmore a golden harvest that enabled him to live as a country squire on a sumptuous northern Illinois estate raising blooded cattle and prize ring horses md playing golf on a private course Eating Their Way Jr 9 and brother Sam j at their home in Gloucester Mass The hovs who wciEli 290 and 85 pounds respectively are always readv to eat their mother says Joe is so heavy he has t sit in a steel chair His IS KILLED BY HITRUN DRIVER Aged Algona Mans Body Is Found al Intersection of Road hit and run driver SPRINGLIKE WEEKEND SEEN Temperatures Remain at Least 3 Above Freezing in iowa MO INKS DKS believcd to have been at the wheel cr bureau saw prospects of weekend for The weath Italian Warship of j Medium Tonnage Is Sunk Rome Admits ROME Italian warship of medium tonnaae was re ported by the ItalVan hijsh com mand Saturday to have sunk in the Mediterranean from an unas certained cause evi Tile prosecution submitted rfcficc nurjjortitis o Iviw Llull Skidirmrc spent S74BOOB from ISJS IflSB or about snOOOUO more than lie Iilcl in inv more wa enabled to spend so i Irccly the prosecutor contended by the S100 n minute1 take from bookmakers policy wheel opera tors and other members of the of a truck Friday night struck and instantly killed Arthur Moore t 3V ii at an AJgona intersection on least three above pay highway 469 No trace ot the death vehicle had been found Saturday morning Mr Moores body was fotin about p tn by Crville Schultz who was driving north in i small car and was forced to drive over the curb in missing the body which lay about 30 feet from where the sidewalk crosses the street and where his glasses were found The accident occurred at the corner of Jones and East Lucas streets Mr Moores cap was 80 eel further on down the street There were no witnesses to tic accident but tire indicated thai the death vehicle was a truck Mr Moores head was crushed bv lije wheels The ilit and run victim had lived in Algona for about a year and a half rooming at a house about a block from where he vas mild I fowit Saturday with temperatures throughout the stale remaining al DEFEAT EFFORT TO STOP U S SHIP TRANSFER Passage of British Aid Bill Conceded by Senator Wheeler BULLETIN WASHINGTON istratfon forces pressing for Semite passage of the British iid bill by nightfall refused Saturday tu unihibit the trans fer of muilenj naval vessels and aircraft except planes under construction which could be re placed in six minitlis WASHINGTON iP Senator Wheeler OMonU a leading foe of the British aid bill con ceded Saturday that He senate would approve thai legislation adding that the fight against war lias juat begun Wheeler declared that lie would ligrht harder than ever after the measures passage to UCLP Hie United Stales out ol war bill Wheeler said gives the president Dower to wage an I undeclared war anywhere in the world J uJll fight against that everywhere as long as I am able V WheetcT made liis declaiHlion while the senate considered an amendment by Senator DMiiss to forbid tile transfer of naval vessels or aircraft which could not be replaced by better equipment within three nionths Walsh argued that it the British aid bill were approved in its pres ent form congress would be tell ing the president he could loan or sell or give away the Ameri can navy as you see lit Responding Chairman George DGa of the senate foreign relations committee declared that this amendment entirely scuttles the bill He addcci Essentially Britain needs naval help If shc tiocs llnt fci it when she needs it llic hill is no en ml at all Democratic L c d r Barklry Hit scnatu u arc willing t make this bill an army relief bill onlv ing Saturday and warmer read ings Sunday Temperatures were about six degrees above normal in all but tiie eastern portion of Uiwa Sat urday morning after reaching a high of 10 degrees Friday at Omaha Friday nights minimum vus 1BJ toing to say lie asked navy is not to he degrees at IVIount AIT j No precipitation was reported in the last 24 hours and although clouds blanketed the state at ob servation lime Saturday morning Ihc forecast called for fair condi tions Saturday night and Sunday Arc we that the touched The president should not bo put in the position of not giving Britain naval aid if she needs it If her navy goes clown shc qocs down I believe this amendment Impossible In naval equip ably tint lime lo go to Rome to sec the third axis partner Benito Mussolini Either enroutc to Ber lin or on the way back Matsuoka is expected to stop off in Moscow here he can be expected to exert live utmost efforts in an attempt to obtain his longdesired Soviet Japanese nonaggression pact The Russian agreement may be a key to the whole axis far east ern plan since Japan is anxious to be free of a Russian threat from Siberia or China before embark ing on grandiose projects in the south Pacific Those Balkan sources which are constantly Citing dates and deadlines for various German moves Saturday fixed upon Tues day as the day when Jugoslavia would make a move drawing her self close to the axis sphere Saturdays favorite I henry that Jugoslavia a n d Ger woufd announce a nonajj pact as a substitute for lijutright Jugoslav adherence In trtParlitc pact which it ap mifht annisc Ion much ion amnnj the Jugoslav populace which already is rrs Body of Sculptor Is I in Chapel in or Ill3t tuCSC Bulgarian mountain tribes engage in guerilla warfare against the nazis lt body Cmnn Borglum ot mountainside memorials who died Awarded to I Relatives of Youth Killed in Accident gambling gentry who would to avoid police interference num DVUI wncie nc Defense Counsel William Scott sclvcti as a carpenter i Stewart asserted that the overn n lltclonS resident ol Bur ment had sought to mnkc the trirl a gambling case and had failed to prove that Skidmore kept any money which might have como to him from gamblers The defend ant he added didnt have to piy j taxes on money that socs through I killed Air Moore came to Alsona from Hurt where lie had farmed He vas prior to coming here Almost at tiic same lime SchulU I found the body a car driven by Dr D Andrews came on the scene DOUBLE KITES IlKllt KAlLS lliim Double tuncral held I Satinday lor A H Dcnnislun and rlvngliter Ilclcit vlin were autumobilc accident would make it dispose of any inent Barkley declared earlier that senate opponents of the aid legis lation were cooperating to ob tain a final vote Saturday lie predicted that the moincn lous kKislation would be nn President Itouscvelts desk bv at Atwnod Swyinj he vas will tlc a victiiics sati biiidinoic reiterated frum the s uinrl that he had never A Thursday lay in stale Siiturday m the Rosehill cemetery chapel Private funeral services held later AUIXAKDIHA Minn uPi district court cleciion Saturday awarded S3JOO to ielntive of James Olson 2S who was killed v wiic his automobile col will bejlidcd with a truck operated by Cilv Oil gamblers that his rcr made Saturday morning by Dr Evans Kossutii cotmtv co bune was a iunk yard d tha Funca nancmcnts were in 1 is lay expenditures came from definite Saturday pending the ar dc 33Sjrivil of a daughter Mrs Will An 11 eus Sskidmorc friend dcrson of Sioux Kails S Dv ol politicians operated saloons and I Other survivors include a dauii aier conducted a bjil bond busiI tcr in California and a AIooc in The Weather FORECAST Fair Saturday niRlil and Sunday wanner south and central Saturday nfrht contin ued mild Sunday MrVXESOTA Partly clmiily Saturday nfplil and Sunday somewhat warmer northwest Salinday night slijrlilly warm er Sunday IN MASON CITY wcthcr statis tics Saturday Minimum in Nijjlit 7 Al S a m Saturday 0 YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum te Cit Oilpvw or oma and a num I in Michiaan Minimum 8Jfe Jas Successful Blackout SEATTLE P AH lights of near ly all of off for la minutes Friday night in the first defensive blackout test for a major American city but that didnt black out the festive spirit of most of the citys 400000 resi dents The experiment went otf on schedule with almost com pcte cooperation of all lie citizens and without reported accidents The only emergency rail reported liy police was one asking them o MOP a man beating his wife1 Thousands paraded the downtown streets slmutin and whistling for the dura tion Hundreds knotted be fore a hotel and yelled n warning to the one guest who neglected to douse his room light Patrons deserted the shows for the quarter hour to join hc joyous hostelers then returned I llmr seats There were no traffic tni liapf All automobile within the city were slopped and cnlerinR were halted at Ihc city limits During the period from to p m only navi gation lights in the harbor running lights on a moving rain a few isolated lights and blobs of illumination from nn aircraft company and a ship yaid working on defense 01 broke the island ot blacknoa for which black out oiisitnixciv had called un der a special city ordinance Alaj Gen tohn Cuirv lie norjhuri district or the army air corps praised the volunteer organi sation of wardens and aist ants if he said has set an example for the whole country of which il can justly be promi Even after learning how thorouBhly the whole ex periment had been planned I didnt drram that the blackout would be as near ly tola as it was That can be due to only one palrinlic spirit of ttic vast majority Or ihc people who cooperated thoroughly A newspaperman wiio Hew over the city along with army airplanes during the test aid he could sec no lights other than those of the shipyard nirplanc factory harbor and airways Legal and national dcfenc consideration innrle the estinsuishins of thcc im Iorgntlcii liehls provided most of the thcorclical trou ble fur wardens who were nrKanizcd on a precinct basis and included war vet erans and Boy Scouts A few Mores neglected to make arrangements for doming window lights but one allnight drus store closed for the first time in 50 years The store man ager had tn procure a pc cial padlock fur the locklcss lour Hy error cli tinpuDcc jvdis ttalion va bljickffl vlien a mailer itc the curmt was ihrown tile aid legislation Friday Barkley cx pxipd tu reporters the belief tint the house would accept tiic scnal amendments to the bill Thus if jjc ineaUf should he I approved by tin senate Saturday or Saturday nighl the house could comjjlcle rcjnsrcssional 1 j r I Monday j Barkley said lip iiad nol decided ID request Hie senate lo I limit debate by unanimous con sent I It nay be he drclarnl 1 Unit we can pass tile bill with IHl any limitation al all I Adminitiiition lewder1 prcdni j thr legislation would he ap Ilovcfl by Ilir senate bv a vote of 2 to I The powerful administration fortes kimckcd down f j liosril amendments Friday and I Inday nSBlil and when the cii atc CBiicIiKlcrt an II hour session shiirlly before 9 p m CST leaders declared they on straight roail lo passice Only two iimcndnicnls were ap proved in thecourse of tile long meeting One aloiFilcndcr DLa as an acl mjiiisti atioii compromise on the is sue of cndina troops ibroiitl pro vided tluit nothing in tlc aid bill sliould clianse existins regard ing movements f hind and naval lorces flic vote was 65 to Critics railed the provision mean mgles Hie other put lunvard iv Sen ator Clark DMo m opponent j D III j on 1 vitc wltei Majority had termed n ac the admiiiitration It MiliNlilutcil the woriK title In fnr the wonl trainfer in a section 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