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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CQWP DEPARTMENT Cf HISTpRY AND ARCHIVES OES MO I NES I A THE NlWSPAm THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER f7 HOME EDITION MASON CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT I BLITZ JOINS TOBRUK FORCE THEY KILLED SHADLE TO GET MONEY Had Been Seen in PUasantville and jhen Were Questioned 1NDIANOLA bov confessed Thursday that they failed Owen Shadle Fleasant ville grocer during a holdup Nov They are Guy Ramsey Jr 15 and Harley Walker 17 both of Pleasantville Theywere arrested purely on suspicion because they had been seen inPleasantville both before andafterv Shadlewas slugged Neither could provide analibi and after several hours questioning they signed statements admitting their guilt We were broke and thought it would be a good way to get money they said But we didnt intend to kill him We just thought wed knock him out PIECE OF GAS PIPE BELIEVED WEAPON DES MOINES RW Nebergall ofthe Iowa bureau of criminal investigation announced earlyThursday that two youths have been taken into tody after admiting the fatal beat ing lastT Friday night of Owen Shadle 70 Pleasantville mer chant i youths both of Fleasant YAPBwale of Knoxville Earl Treinniel of Slg ourney andLou Johnson of la dianbla Nebergall said Apiece of gas pipe believed to nave beenthe weapon used also was found Nebergali added The youths were taken to Indi anola he said At Knoxville Sheriff Applegate said the youths had been under questioning for several days and had signed a written confession after contradictions in their stories had appeared A hearing will be held at Knoxville Friday he said No charges have been filed against them Shadle who had operated general store atPIeasantville mor than 40 years was found badl beaten and lying on a sidewalk near the high school buildin about at night He died i a hospital a few hours later Sheriff Applesate said the absence of a considerable sum of money which Shadle usually carried home the store each night indicated the motive was robbery Only 10 cents was found jn the merchants pock els Apples ate added that Shadle was known to havehad S50 to 5S on hisperson that night Shadle carried money home from his store every night and authorities expressed the opinion 3 i I someone familiar with his habits attacked him ishadle also was president o the Pleasantville State bank o which he was one of the izersih 1930 Pleasantville a town population is 25 miles southeast 1es Momes in Marion county Former Deputy Gets Embezzlement Sentence OSKALOOSA P J SiegeVs sentenced Paul Stulzmari lormer Mahaska counly deputy auditor to 10 years in the state penitentiary and lifted him S330 after Stutzman pleaded guilty lo an embezzlement charge Judge Siegers then paroled Stulzman lo Sheriff Fritz Vangendere and orderedthat he be given time lo pay his fine ing Iowa Merchant Heres the Story You Hold the Answer HEN Grandpa Vanderhof stood at L task and yiur privilege is to see Vthat it doesnthappen no j ld pepd go without remem A ND to you who read this the Globe says once more here are again in same spirit of S and Christ which we shall beneeding your t kindPeoPle of this community foi fifteen years have given that help You know told in the Empty going to try to your S every Certo Gordo county boy spending Christmas in an army camp or in the navy receives a worthwhile gift between now and Christmas More about that in the next issue TTERE we merely desire to get all Ji of into the spirit vwhich must pievail in our community if we are to ac comphsh the task cut out for us at tbe Buy Christmas Seals IOWANS BASK IN SUNSHINE Thanksgiving More Like Memorial Day or Labor Holiday Thursday warmth more in sunshine an fitting for such ri3l rial day rather than the chilly tradition of Thanksgiving The weather bureau said tem peratures averaged 10 to 15 de abue normal over the state with a high of62 indicated fo Des Momes Thursday afternoon else foifae thank ful going to be an other day just like Thursday The readings however will be a little dully side Thursday night The shippers forecast calls for a minimum of 28 in northwest Iowa i northeast and 35 throughout the southern half Wednesdays high was a sum 68 at Council Bluffs while Wednesday nights low Commons Vote Shows Confidence in Churchill of LONDON house o commons Thursday in effect voted connaence in the policies of the Churchillgovernment The tes ame on an attempt by the four roan independent labor party to mend the houses traditional re yf to the opening speech from the hroneby inserting a note of re 5rct that the speech did not in lude any definite proposals for cnangmg the economic system RELIEF EMPLOYMENT DROPS IVTOINES ffjRelief em loyment in Iowa dropped to 15 24 for the week of Nov 18 cam ared Wlth a peak of 37400 the eek of March 6 1936 Iowa WPA Jobn M aid More than 10000 f the present total are employed n construction project he add PICTOQUIZ IS FUN YOU TRY IT i HOW MANV CAN Q YOU ANSWER i Look on Want Ad Page of This Issue Welded Steel Favored Over in US Tank Manufacturing WASHINGTON war department is switching American tank production from riveted to welded steel hull types because iurppeanexperience showed riv eted tanks suffered higher cas ualty rates in battle a high army official said Thursday We are getting toMhe welded steel hull tank as rapidly as pos sible he said explaining that ail contracts let for severai months have called this type Work on many of the welded tanks is well advanced H e characterized as b u n combe a report that work had oeen ordered stopped on outstand ng orders for riveted tanks lo permit retooling of plants for pro duction of the welded vehicles S British Planes Jsed on Moscow Front KUIBYSHEV Russia Nov UR American nd British fighter planes have one into action on the Mos the press revealed Vednesclay Newspaper d i s atchcs and photographs shows le planes in action as evidence of he increasing flow of Anglo mencan supplies 2 BOYS CONFESS KILLING LAWYER Admit Slaying Loveless While Attempting to Rob Him on Estate CUMBERLAND Ky Virginia confessed r6ntt yuimis comessed Ihursday police said that they shot Ward Loveless wealthy Washington attorney while at tempting to rob him at his fashion able estate near Lcesburg Va las Sunday Loveless 51 was found dead at ins home Monday morning ni111 paul Hoback IE Bluefield W Va and Thomas Peters 16 Norfolk W Va were captured about 5 a m at Appa lacluaVa 12 mileseast of here after a car taken from the Love less estate was found in Cuniber land Officers Jimmie Johnson James Hogg and Boy Barnes of the Cum Deri and police force seized the youthsm an Appalachia rooming houseafter a fourhour search Johnson said the youths admitted shooting Loveless when he resisted their robbery demands They said they wanted to rob him Dccausejhc was the riches about an hour Johnson said WARD LOVELESS Try to Send Price Control to Committee WASHINGTON Victori ous over a much broader substi tute proposal the administration backed price control bill founci new difficulties ahead Thursday as house groups lined up for an attempt to force the legislation back to committee for additional study and perhaps drastic revi There a temporary lull in the actual battle for the house was celebrating the second Thanksgiving day with a recess This postponed until Friday a vote on whether the measure should carry a clause empowering the government to buy and sell com modities to keep their prices stable The administration favors such a provision The pendinc bill weathered its first test Wednesday by a mar gin of 218to63 when the house crushed an attempt to substitute stringentcontrol of all prices rents and wages for the administration plan Of im posing price ceilings on only those commodities whose prices got out of line But important opposition war brewing on two important points The republicans were dead se against a proposal to license deal ers handling regulated commodi ties and representatives of fan states did not favor the omissio of wage control This double dis satisfaction evoked speculation o the possibility of a coalition driv for Apparently in recognition j Majority Leader McCormac Utpofcthe floor late it fairto agriculture and that recommittal probablj would mean a bill far more dras tic The possibility remained how ever that the farm group would attempt to tack on a ware con trol amendment on the grounds that ceilings over commodities automatically would put a roof on the income of agricultural producers For the present house attention fecused on the buy and sell clause demanded by the adminis ration a provision which gained the support of the banking com mittee alter a long and bitter dis mte among its members over the potential effect upon private busi ess This proposition is unAmeri can and vicious protested Repre sentative Crawford I vould put the government into u sin ess against every producer and every merchandiser in the country Its reprehensible concluded Representative Wolcott RMich is he argued that it would permi lie government to buy in foreign narkets and flood and destroy his countrys producers Representative Pat man D Tex countered with the conten ion that the amendment was nec ssary for national defense Were n an emergency he shouted aft r conceding that he didnt like hese powers either Slide Rules Hit by efense Priorities COLMUMBIA Mo UR Missouri university engineering tudent is well aware of the short ges caused by national defense William D McFadden St Louis vas presented with a slide rule for aving the highest grades in thc reshman engineering class las car But McFadden docsnt get t cep the rule It was a fellow stu ents borrowed because priorities revented getting a new one Mc will get his when the hovtageis over Weather Report FORECAST OWA Fair and rather chilly Thursday night Friday fair and sunny with unseasonably mild temperatures IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 54 Minimum Wednesday night 27 At 8 a m Thursday 32 EAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum jf Precipitation trace U1PROPOSALS HIT JAP ASIAN AIMS DIRECTLY Hull Calls for Stop to Aggression Jroop Withdrawal in China BULLETIN WASHINGTON UR Au thoritative sources Thursday ex pressed fear that Japans an swer to American demands that she withdraw from the ask and get out of China may be Japa nese attack on Thailand ivithin the next few days This disclo sure came as white house Sec retary Stephen T Early an nounced that President Hoose velt had arranged to confer with Secretary of State Cordell Hull and the two Japanese envoys Thursday afternoon WASHINGTON Unit ed States put the issue of peace or war in the Pacific squarely up to the Japanese government Thursday It was for Japan to accept oi leject the formula of basic prin ciples which the United States considered essential to the main tenance of peace and security in the far east And those basic principles in their application would be dia metrically opposed lo the oft restated policies which Tokio officials have proclaimed for greatest East Asia copros Perlty sphere that Japan envis ions Relations between the United states and Japan reached this critical juncture late Wednesday almost con mos con diplomatic to End common ground fprtte settlfafigSl ofexisting dif ferences I Secretary of State ifull metthe impasse by presenting a formal restatement of the American gov ernments position to Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura the Japa nese ambassador and Saburo Ku special Japanese envoy The restatement of basic prin ciples was accompanied by re commendations for their prac tical application by Japan in Ihe orient Practical application it was said would involve aban donment of a program of as eressfon withdrawal of troops from China and French Jndo nina and the inauguration of a peaceful economic policy The Japanese envoys were un derstood to have cabled the docu ment to Tokio during the night together with their own reports on their extended conversations with President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull Great Britain China the Neth erlands and Australia all were kept fully informed of develop ments m the discussions through their envoys here and all gave their full support to the attitude taken by the United Slates Secretary Hull it was learned took the vital interests of those Pacific powers into full considera tion in formulating recommenda tions Cor practical applicationol the basic principles he laid down Japans acceptance of this basic ormulait was said would mean a of diplomatic dis cussions However since thc Japanese ivo not agreed lo any ofthese basic principles there was little optimism in diplomatic circles 1 Norris Calls Petain of Hitler N WASHINGTON WSenator Norris IndNeb called Marshal Petain the tool ot Hitler Thurs day and suggested that the United States sever diplomatic relations with the Vichy regime because we must assume that France is an enemy The Nebraskan apparently was unimpressed by reports reaching New York overnight which hinted at the possibil ity of a hitch in current Franco German negoti a lions with Petain balking at outright part nership axis i n the I dont know whether that will make any difference in the an interview I dont know just what it means Maybe the French will oppose Hitler Appar ently they are watching war de velopments Unlike Norris Chairman Con j nally DTex of the senate for eign relations committee saw no immediate reason for a diploma tic break newsmen however that if Vichy succumbs to nazi pressure and yields North Africa and the French fleet to Hitler the of the United States will regard it as a base betrayal of our country and the other democracies of the world In such circumstances he added the xunited States would have t consider France an enemy here that the Japanese wouia re sutne the not immediately of the American formula and a resuapUon of Japan anned expansion in idded would plunge into a war which Ickly Involve the United States the British Empire and the Netherlands China the other power vitally interested has been battling the armies of Japan since July 1937 Authoritative sources here looked to the South Pacific as the likely thealer of operations if Japans answer is a decision lo resume armed expansion It was pointed out thaiwith troops already massed in French IndoChina Ja pan had a triple choice She could open an offensive on the Burma road Chinas lifeline in a final effort to knock the Chinese out of he war She could move on Thai and to improve her military po sition Or she could thrust at Singapore Britains fortress stronghold commanding the ap proaches to the Dutch East Indies and Australasia EVACUATION FROM SBANGHAIJS SPEEDED SHANGHAI liner President Madison its departure suddenly speeded by two days sailed Thursday evacuating from Shanghai the final 360 members of the 4th U S marine regiment which for 14 years had stood guard al Ihe international settle men 4 The sudden change in sailing plans was thought here to indi cate possible aggravation of the Pacific crisis VA Singapore it was announced that the area off South Jahore at the eastern approaches to Singa pore has been closed to shippine by a mine field effective mined iately BRITISH CLAIM ESCAPE GAP OF AXISIS SEALED Junction of 2 Empire r Armies Is Reported MadeatElDuda By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Editor The battles for Moscow and Libya raged on without decision Thursday but thc British claimed a strategic advantage in the north African desert as their main in vasion force battled through axis lines and joined hands with the besiegod Tobruk garrison British tank infantry ami air corps continued locked in a violent battle in Ihe Sidi Kezegh sector after New Zea land Iroops had recaptured that desert strong point south of To bruk and reportedly sealed the escape gap to the west against the main German and Italian units The junction with the British forces from Tobruk which i had been under siege for more than sevpn months was made at Ed Duda according to an official statement at Cairo The Tobruk garrison previously had fought its way forward 14 miles British forces also reoccupied the desert town of BirEl Hamed alter over coming strong opposition Both sides had thrown lank air and infantry reinforcements into the conflict raging over a wide front in the Sidi Rezegh sec tor and heavy fighting was re ported in the last 24 hours with the trend of battle still confused and uncertain t i1 British for instance Newv Zealaqd mechanized infantry and westward from Birdia by way of Gambut to reinforce the first line tank columns and regain possession of Sidi RezeRh but Italians said they slill were firmly holding Rardia A largenumber of British prisoners are streaming into Bardia the Italian reported The Italians also said that they still held Sidi Omar inside the Egyptian frontier which was en by thc Britsh at the start of their westward drive That was acknowledged by the Intish but Cairo said that pres sure continued on the axis fron icr positions and that a German tank column which broke acrost the border barbed wire barricade into Egypt had been broken up into small units by heavy British air uks and that some units had been pushed back across tte frontier The British reported itiey had knocked out five tancs and 80 vehicles and taken 300 prisoners most of them Germans Berlin continued to make only reserved comment on thc fight ing in Libya but said that a Brit i ish destroyer of the 1695lon Jervjs class had been sunk off the Libyan coast by a Uboat and that the British had lost 68 airplanes compared to 29 Ger man craft since Nov 19 German reinforcements were believed to have beenmoved up from he main defense line at Jcrna west of Tobruk lo bolster air and infantry forces but there was no definite indica ion that the Germans bad been but and made a junction with force from Tobruk SmeS arcs ovcrran Gam   

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