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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME a L C f1 t a H I ST MEM 4 AR T OEPT OF IOWA COUP es MOUES u HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL USASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 47 JESSE JONES FAVORS BRITISH LOAN 4 r FSA DECLARES Makes Remarks After Meeting Concerning British Situation BULLETIN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A direct British appeal to the United States to help patrol trade routes of the Atlantic with her own navy was urged in the house of commons in London Wednesday even as the Kome Bcrliis axis reported fierce new smashes at Britains sea power I do not see how this nation can bear the tremendous burdens of carrying on a sreat war which after all is just as much to the benefit of America as for our own empire said Ian Camp bell Hannan conservative M F in advocating the appeal WASHINGTON JP Loan Administrator Jesse Jones said Wednesday that Ihe British government was a good risk and that ordinarily he favored loans to good risks when they need it for a proper purpose He declined at a press confer ence to amplify these two re marks further He spcciiicaHy refused to say that he favored loans lo the British for war pur poses now or in the future He was asked whether the John son act prohibiting Joans to World war debt be repealed His reply was not now Saying he did not know how S v muchmoney theBritjsh have left Tones was one of nine high government officials who met at the treasury Tuesday They were reported authoritatively to have surveyed the British pur chasing and financial situation All he would say about the meet ing was that we discussed gen erally the production of War supplies He declined lo answer a ques tion whether war production was discussed in the light of British ability rto pay for American ma terials Jones statement that Britain was a good risk came after report ers had referred to a reported slalement by Chairman Murrinev S Ecclcs of the federal reserve board which Eccles later denied The New York Herald Tribune said Tuesday night it had learned capacity at a closed meeting of the national industrial conference board last week had proposed that this government Send 52500000 000 to the British government taking in return a hen on empire gold production for the next five years At the Jones press conference this reported statement prompted some bantcrin byplay tones declined to comment on it A short lime later Eccles through a spokesman denied thai he had proposed a 52500000000 loan to the British He was quoted by his represent ative as saying he was greatly disturbed by the report that he had done so After a stenographic transcript of his New York speech was ready the spokesman added Ecclcs would study it and might issue a statement1 about the situ ation Ecclc5 also was quoted as de nying hat he had suggested re strictions on monetary power of the treasury which might inter fere with his own ideas ot credit control At the stale department meanwhile Secretary Hull said Wednesday that all phases of the shipping ftucslion in eon ncclion with aid lo Britain were being considered by vari ous officials but that he was not aware Dial any decisions had been reached on any fur ther specific measures He made Ihe comment in re sponse to press conference ques tions based on the meeting of high officials at the treasury Tuesday On the subject of financial as sistance to Britain Hull said he knew only about public discus sion and had not heard of any particular plan being discussed by ofticials although that might come at some future time he irided First surmises were that Ihc mcclinj was concerned with the question of supplying Britain with enough tonnage to replace f in Rumania LOOK INSIDE FOR Cheer Fund Drive Gets Good Start THE 1940 CHRISTMAS CHEER 1 FUND drive gets under way at his time with the largest initial ifts ever recorded There follows the original list of givers in the order Ihe contributions were rc Uaioa Clly Chautcr II A K mi Uason City Lions club GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Answers Statement of Irelands Chief PAGE 2 Browns Purchase Two Much Needed Hurlers SPORTS PAGE IowaG OPTpiles Expenditures Report STATE PAGE some of her recent heavy Bine losses ship Tending lo support this tion was the maritime action Tuesday in approving the sale ot four more cargo vessels to Britain Since the war 130 sucl American ships have been sold to Britain and ihc commissioi announced lhal it slill had laidup ships on which Britaii could bid The officials who attended Tuesdays conference at the treas ury were Treasury Secretary Morgan than Secretary of War Stimson Secretary of Navy Kox Jesse H Jones secretary of commerce and federal loan administrator Under secretary of State Welles Under secretary of Navy Forrestal Gen George C Marshall army chief of staff William S Knudsen produc tion specialist of the national de fense commission Assistant Secre tary of War Patterson Herbert Feis economic adviser of the slate department also attended One of his croups previous meetings was followed shortly by the destroyer sforbascs swap another by Ihe announce ment that Britain would be per mitted lo increase her aircraft orders here by 1ZOOO planes and the third by the release of giant bombers Whatever else was it apparently had a close link with the whole question of British fi nancial resources and her ability to buy war materials in this country This financial question it was authoritatively reported was a major topic although the meeting was not for the purpose of ermg whether the United States should advance money Britain 1011 itn ClUb Twentieth Century Clup Lord rjuihtiotttim Dec FlliGeralil oan FilzGejaJri Vathice MlJictr Mason City 1 orly and P I iv K ii One of the most appreciated contributions in this original list is the one from the Forty and Eight which organization in its own right is doing a distinguished bit of unselfish service in recon ditioning and distributing toys As in the past there will be a cor dial cooperation between Ihe Christmas Cheer Fund and this organization World war vet erans The Lions elub for a number of years has set up a generous gift to the Christmas cheer fund in Us annual budsrel and is al ways one of the first donors Then tucked away in the list are two small contributions by two small children These contribu tions represent savings penny at a time by me donors They re flect the true spirit back the cause Like sacrificial giving on the part ot adults will insure Bchievemestofthe 51300 money is being turned over at once to Miss Doris Bruce of the Social Welfare League As for the individual Here tincl advantage Christmas shopping be a doing dis the early It is almost literally true that hc who gives early gives twice Lets keep the pot boiling Ad dress your gifts to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa LOSS OF NAZI ACE ADMITTED High Command Confirms Report Major Wick Is Victim of At r Fight BERLIN UR The German high command Wednesday con firmed German press reports that GREEKS DRIVE ON ALL FRONTS NEAR OBJECTIVE Fascist Troops Fall Back in Argirocastro Porto Edda Sectors BULLETIN ATHENS government spokesman said Wednesday night that Italians were evacuating troops from the important Al banian bases of Argioeastro Porto Edda and Prcmcti and withdrawing on all fronts BULLETIN STUUGA Jugoslavia Unofficial reports reaching the frontier Wednesday night said British airplanes had heavily bombed the road from Lake Ochridii to Elbasan main Italian base in South Albania ATHENS foiccs were reported Wednesday to be pressing hard against the Italian defenses of Porto Edda and Argi rocablro Albania where resistance was said to be collapsing with capture of both cities expected at any moment Earlier a Greek spokesman de clared that fascist troops ivere falling baek fast in the region of Porto Edda the Italians southernmost port of entry into Albania and that Greek advance units were within a mile and a quarter of the city The Italian high command Wednesday that Other Creek forces at the oppo site end of the Albanian battle front were said to be driving steadily through Enowblanketed mountains toward Elbasani and tile Albanian capital Tirana In the area of Argirocastrn Greek urlilery was said to have neutralized Italian resistance by placing under fire the road running northeast from Porto Edda inland North of Ihe Ostrovitza moun tains in the central sector new po sitions were said to have been occupied by the Greeks in their counterinvasion of Albania An Athens spokesman said they set up field pieces and shelled llalian emplacements Heavy and medium bombers of the Greeks were reported excep tionally active Tuesday facilitat ing ground operations They were said to have bombed heavily Ital ian columns and other fascist tar gets in the Bcrati and Valona areas despite strong antiaircraft fire and fishier opposition An llalian communique ad He Buys One Every Year t Buirge 527 Fifth street southeast is shown above his 1941 MasonCityCerro Gordo county safety council membership from Mrs Irene Schullz who is offering them lo automobile owners as they come to the courthouse for the new license platesMr Buirge has goften his membership every year since the safety council was organized he said Lock photo Kayenay engraving Tlie commodore of Ihc Richt Major Wick M0t icd from a flight against Ilic enemy after his 56th air victory the high command said Thereby the German ail force has lost one of ils bravest and most successful fighter pilots Wick who was deco rated by the fuehrer with the oak wreath to the chevaliers cross of the iron cross for his heroic ac tion in the fight forthe future ot the German people will continue neP to live While not connecting the matter will Tuesdays special meeting 1 Geiman Joulh Ihc New York HeraldTribune re ported Wednesday however lhati the subject of a British loan al ready had been advanced The newspaper said Ilia Mar nncr S Ecclcs chairman of the board of governors of Ihe federal reserve syslcm had proposed al a private New York meeting last week lhal the United Slalcs make Britain a 52500000000 loan Ihe security to be a lien on the British empires gold production for the next five years Ecclcs the newspaper said spoke in a personal rather Ulan official capacity when he sug gested the loan lo a gathering of bankers industrialists and eco nomists example to the Gcr to Fugitive to Franklin County SPRINGFIELD III Stcllc Wednesday approver a rcqucsl from Gov George Wil of Iowa for return of Wayne BASEBALL HEADS TRADE PLAYERS SIORTS BULLETINS ATLANTA Brook lyn Dodgers obtained Catcher Mickey Owen from the St louis Cardinals Wednesday for Catcher Gus Mancuso and rookie Pitcher John Pinlar and cash ATLANTA Chicago Cubs obtained Shortstop Billy Myers from the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday in exchange for Outfielder Jim Glecson Short stop Bobby Mattick and one oilier player to he named later ATLANTA Ga UR The trade of Outfielder Eddie Mor gan of St Paul U Toronto for Outfielder Fern Bell was an nounced Wednesday tacked Tirana capital of Al bania but said six of the raiders were sliol down in flames Greeces high command report ed Ihe seizure of heights in Die north around com manding the road leading 45 miles northwest to Elbasani and some 30 miles farther into the Albanian capital Tirana H 0 Talk Other Candidates Report on Election Camoaians DES O Tallc Dc ccrah successful republican can didate for reelection to the Unit ed States Congress Wednesday listed his campaign receipts at S830 and expenditures al SI321 in a re port on ihc laFl general election filed will the lowi vccrctary of state Other reports were j B B Hickenlooper Ccciar lieutenant governor re ceipts S234 expenditures S416 11 Rankin attorney general receipts SS80 expenditures S10H INTEREST FREE Is Received From University lo Clear Bond Interest DBS MOINES lowa Des Moines Nalional Bank and cprhpany announced from the State Uni versity of Iowa to be used topay all current and back interest on the universitys stadium bond is sue Bond interest payments have been in default for 18373839 and His year Decision to make the bonds cur rent as to interest was made Tues day in a meelins of the board in control of athletics at Iowa City the bank said The hoard estimated that its net receipts for the 194041 ath letic program would total S113 654 The board informed the bank that it would have a sufficient reserve for the 1Q41 operations left after the interest pay ment and S10365 paid in admis sion taxes to Ihc federal govern ment A total of 5480000 principal amount remains outstanding on the original 5 per cent issue of stadium bonds The bank which is trustee and depository for the stadium bonds said checks would be mailed immediately to all born holders who hrvc their secu rities on deposit with the bank All other slatliiim bond hold ers should deposit their bonds with the depository the bank atiiVounccmcnl added and re ceive a certificate of deposit and n check for the above interest They will hereafter promptly re ceive interest payments when the same are made available to the trustee depository Payments of interest will also be made to un deposited bond holders by pre senting lo the bank the above re ferred to coupons in case of bonds without coupons bonds must be presented for indorsement of the accompanied by federalrequired ownership certificates properly completed The university also has made up part of ihc interest delinquen cies in payments made last ycat and the sum paid out this year brings tiie bonds up to dale from Ihe slandpoint of interest IOWA FEDERAL UESKRVF CHICAGO feder Urdareanu Aide of Former King Carol Escapes From Spain VICHY France UR Gen Ernest Urdareanu aide of for mer King Carol It of Rumania has escaped from Seville Spain where he was being held for ex tradition to Rumania on murder chargesit was understood Wednesday former palace chamberlain who fled witli Carol nnd Mmc Magda Lupcscu from Bucnarcat after Carols abdica tion was reported to have fled from Spain but no Iracc of him was found on tie French side of the frontier Munitions Conspiracy Is Charged NEW YORK world wide chain of conspiracies to con trol and monopolize the price 6 nltfogenToitrate pfrsoda and pthei nitrates o munitions was charged by a fed eral grand jury Wednesday against 29 corporations includ ing the E I du Pont DC Nemours and company A series of six Sherman anti trusl act indictments handed up to Federal Judge William Bond named in addition lo Ihe corpora tions fiB di rectors nnd employes of the cor porations The mtvates which the de fendanls allegedly conspired to control are used in agriculture the operation of sleel mills gas plants water works and other in dustries connected with national defense in addition to production of munitions Named with the du Pont com pany among others were Ihe Al lied Chemical and Dye corpora lion of New York Chilean Ni trate Sales corporation Synthetic Aitrogen Products corporation the Barrett company of New York and the Solvay Process com pany of Syracuse The indictments charge thai he alleged conspiracies existed through rcslriciivc and secret contracts with producers nnd marketers of various nilratcs throughout the United Stales and in oilier countries including Nor way Britain Switzerland Ger many Canada Sweden Poland Belgium Japan and Chile In addition to those indicted the true bills name about 30 foreign corporations ns coconspirators One of the indictments named Rudolph Ilgncr as allegedly ob slrucling justice during the grand jury invcsligalion which led to Ihe indictments Hgner nol otherwise identi fied is charged specifically with havingordered the destruction of the books ami records of Chcmiiyco Inc lo prevcnl them from falling inlo the hands of Ihe grand jury j The hold liint the i alleged conspiracies covered pcr I iodi as far back as 1320 nnd up to and including ijcpl 1 1D39 A statement denying charges against them was issued by tttc Allied Chemical nnd Dye corpor ation and ils subsidiaries the Bar rell company SemelSolvay com i pany and Ihc Solvay Process com pany ause Deep Concern By DEWITT Foreign News Analyst The heavy sinkings of British md allied shipping by nazi U oats and bombers is in all con cicnce a serious matter but lest ve be misled in our estimates its vise to record thai Britains pot ion on the sea is by no means dcspernle The torpedoing business line most other enterprises has its good days and ils bad witness the proud claim by Ber lin lhal on Monday Ulioals sank 18 ships with a tonnage of 14S 000 tnrt probably sol two more making a total of over ItiOOOO tons Such a sensational report ol wholesale slaughter of jrood shins sounds like the end of all tliinss However no IniiKcr ago than Nov 2l British Minister of Ship ping Cross staled that the Ger mans were averaging jQOOO Ion a wcclc Tuesday London an nounced thai for the four weeks ending November 21 the axis had done away with 23157 Ions considerable increase over ihc av erage COMPANY GREAT BRITAIN Barges Ships Owned by Firms With Jewish Stockholders Seized BUCHAREST T Premier General Ion Anlonescu of Ru mania decreed Wednesday the ex proprialion of all oil pipelines pumping stations reservoirs and all real estate on which they are situated One of the companies hard est hit Uy lie decree was the Romano Americano owned by Slandard Oil It has several hundred thousand dollars in veslcd in properly which will be expropriated A second decree oidered seizuie ot all Danube barges lugs tank ers and seagoing ships owned and used by companies with Jewish slocUholders H was pointed out lhat Ihis will enable Anlonescu to seize American and British companies properties he wishes since they y LL UU SI II we use tins larger figure of have Jewish stockholders 323157 as a basis for calculation it would take Herr Hitler some six years to put the present British and allied merchant marine out of business Actually of course this has little value as a lonerange cal culation Icite the estimate not to detract from the gravity of he uazi assault but with tin idea of helping us keep our per specttve ii ii But while1Britain can lose a lot more shipping and still keep her self afloat the losses of the car goes must be a matter of deep concernfor the government The British Isles arc terribly vulner able in that tlicy are dependent on seaborne imports for Iho bulk of their foodstuffs and rniv ma terials 1 Those cargoes which are aoing lo Ihe bottom in such large num bers represent not only food but Ihe wherewithal for the manufac ture of the allimportant war planes and other necessities Bri tains future in the conflict de pends in large degree on her in dustrial production She can stand the loss of more ships but tilic certainly cant afford to lose their freight Britains shipyards arent able to build merchant vessels fast enough to meet the losses Stic therefore is turning to America and Minister Cross said Tuesday that orders for 60 new ships had been placed here American steam ers already available also will be purchased London also appears to be fishing diligently for more of our outmoded dcstrovcis would be invaluable in dealing with the submarines The companies under the de crees will be reimbursed over 25 years being paid by bonds bear ing three per cent interest An official announced that daily oil production in Rumania bad dropped from 1700 to 1400 tank cars aday The offi cial reason given for this was the inability to transport the lull pro duction but informed quarters saidthe disorders in were mainly responsible MELGHERHAS FIRE Blaze Sweeps Through Business Buildings Causes Destruction iM E L C H E R swept through two brick business build ings here Wednesday morning de stroying a grocery beauty shop auto accessory store and doctors office and library Dr J V Tonlscn owner o the larecr of the two buildings said the loss mielil mount to 510000 Toulsen who is n chiropractor and has lived in Melcher 20 years said that his laboratory library and office was a tolal loss A bcauly shop also on the second floor of his two story brick build ing was destroyed and the gro cery siore beneath 25 Year Franchise Granted Fort Dodge Electric Company The auto accessory and hard ware stove in the adjoining build ing was also destroyed he said Toulsen said his buildm was valued at about 512000 with an additional S3 000 in equipment and books in his library and lab oratory The onestory bLiilding housing the unto accessory and hardware i More was worth about S6000 he Dodge i paid with an equal amount in de stroycd or damaged stock Tuesday voted 2741 to i9o in favor of granting a new 25 year franchise to the Fort uoage Gas and tlcctric Light com pany The Weathei Tlie lire starled in Ihe grocery store in the doctors building he said about 2 a m Ilscause has no been discovered departments from Mcl clicr nnd Dallas fought the stub bum blaxc for several hours be fore bringing it under control Melcher is 10 miles snulh of Minister at Dubuque Files Suit Against Church for Salary OMAHA Rev Albert Kuhn former pastor of Bethany Presbyterian church here and now a professor at Dubuque I o w a Wednesday had filed suit in dis trict court for SI710 back salarv I which he said ihc church had I owed him since lie quit in IB1 on a judgment dating back to 1933 FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy colder r r c m d norlh Ucdncsdav niBhl Thursday jrencrally fair 2 D V I MINNESOTA Partly J British and colder Wednesday night T 1 i j Thursday ccncrally fair 1 OVpeQOed Italian I Command Claims tics Wednesday Maximum Tuesday Minimum In niclil At 8 a m Wcdnesdav YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Extended Forecast CHICAGO furci ROME llalian high command reported Wednesday three British warships had been cruisers by Italian torpccJogaunching planes in Suda Bay and a destroyer by a sub marine in the Atlantic rlllll lIHIln Precipitation below aver i mostly as light snow Wednesd 1 wo Great Lakes Seamen Coast BUFFALO N Y Great Lakes sailors clinging to their capsized rowbont in the cold waicis 01 ouffalo harbor were rescued here Tuesday night by the coasl guard after Ihcir Gcorge Reeves 31 Iowa wam to the steamer Hum phries md save Ihe alarms The icsxucrt vcrc Allen Wil yx 10 of Toledo Ohio and George Wilder 1G of Adams N ;