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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS ION ft HIST UEU 4 4R T oepr or IOWA COWP DCS UOINES u VOL XLVH ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WHiES FIVE CENTS A COPV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT J Afc JL7 OF 1WO SECTIONS iyi SECTION ONE NO 59 BRITISH CLAIM REVOLT IN ETHIOPIA ITALIANTROOPS RETREATING TO DERNA IN LIBYA Australians Combine With British Troops for Assault on Bardia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tribesmen of the exiled Emperor Hulc Selassie were reported in revolt in Ethiopia Wednesday further threaten ing P r e in i e r Mussolinis dream of a great fascist em pire in Africa Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Richard A Butler told the house of commons in London that the movement of revolt against the Italians appears to be making prog ress Britain he said was ex tending all possible assist ance to the ousted emper or and his subjects in their fighl for freedom Haile Selassie has been re ported personally directing he the Af rican kingdom which the Italians wrested from him in 193536 Nearly Is Added to 1 Cheer Fund I PltEVIOtSLV REraiUFM f Harbara and Ralph Ilfrckrr Friend UrM Ircsbylrrian Womens So Cirol lUlsor B V A Health Club I It Spam Lincoln Sehoal Tanrth Grade Freeman Indies Aid MMOII City Modern Woodmen of British armored units were re Antrim ported to have swung around j ml oi COST IN STATE BUILDING PLAN IS Interim Committee Proposes State Office Structure 13 Die as Blast Wrecks Tenement Plan DECLARES BEST DEFENSE IS IN AIDING BRITISH Bardia and reached dominant po sitions west of the fascist strong cutting off es battlethirsty Australians and British Infantry marched up lor a direct assault on the town iiiL vindications or a ratreat in the 10 day old battle of North Africa arose as the Brit ish RAF reported fascist troops were falling back toward Derna ijbyi 150 miles vest of the pres ent fighting around Bardia Derna is about SO miles west of Touruk which had been ex pected tn bc the next Italian de fense point after thc imminent I ly threatened fall of Barilla 15 I mites inside Libya RAF war pi a lies reportedly bombed and machinegunned I fascist troops on the march toward I Derna which other RAF planes bombed Tuesday night Reconnaissance flights showed the enemy retreating toward Derna the RAFs communique said Our fighters m a c h i n c sunncd the retreating troops be tween Bardia and Tobruk Bardia Itself was reported cut t off We cant hold them back an officer said of the bronzed Au stralian reinforcements as they hastened toward what may he a decisive engagement in thc 10 day battle of North Africa Mechanized spearheads of the British drive into Libya were re ported racing tor positions cloini imliiig escape roads west of Bjrdia toward Tobruk The advancing de jected Italian prisoners plodding back toward Egypt on the road they had hoped to follow to tri monuments Ihe ftalians had erected to Premier Mussolini Some were inscribed with such of il duces maxims as Those who stand still are lost From the prisoners came re peated stories of being taken by surprise by the British attack We did not dream any EIIE al llfrli n r s Mary F Thomas Estate Woorlmcn Circle First Grade Garrleld School Jteelarrialion Department at Deek ws A Friend Gives This Israel rii or Mocse ixts IMjcilla Club North Iowa Navy Mothers club Mason Cily Letter Har mony Hrancli ni Alrlmr MiicDonald II y I Mason Cili Hnrrtin r T A DaiiElilers nl A Onr Saviors Lutheran School XKW TOTAl U S T AS WE WERE BEGIN NING to en tertain the faint suggestion of a doubt w h el h c r the gene rosily ot community going to a t DES MOINES Iowa legislative interim committee Wed nesday recommended to tile state executive council a S3117UOO state building program including a proposed state office building oil the capital grounds and numerous improvements at the various board of control institutions Headlining the lisl was a recommended expenditure of for thc office build ing S165000 for a capitol grounds healingplant anil 5115000 fur 3 warehouse In making this report the committee said Uic matter of Uie grave international complications that confront us lias not been overlooked An earnest effort has been put forth to clearly present the most urgent needs of these institu tions V The committee and the execu tive council jointly ave charged with the duty of making capital improvements recommendations o the 1941 legislature The gcnerI al assembly meets Jan 13 The committee divided its rec ommendations for board of control I institutions into two parts the first to be constructed in the 1941 42 fiscal year and thesecond for the 194233 fiscal year Following are the recommenda tions foithc first year j 1 TOLEDO JUVKNILK HOME I school building S125 500 t 2 DAVENPORT CHILDRENS modern cottages for j girls with dining room and kitchen j for home management trainin MG 1540000 Boys cottage Laundry equipment 000 3 OAKDALE New convalescent ward for out1 going patients Electric steomcl at twohour inter changeover from direct to alter nating current INDEPENDENCE STATE HOSPITAL New kitchen and dinins room building iiicludin nin i 275 S99 inua lW Ilift I IOII 1 Ml that wrecked a this was b e this over came to enough year to push the Christmas Cheer Fund goal our givers big way and added nearly S150 tT Tuesdays total And this hasten to ex plain docs not include any of tlie pledges and bids received durinir Tuesday nights success ful benefit program from KGLO presided over most effectively by that friend nf all Hank Hook It is hoped that all of the cash will be received before 10 oclock Thursday morning so cafeteria and equipment 5200000 5 State Hospital at Mount change over from direct to alternating current Electric ovens to re place coke ovens Xray equipment 54000 Electric mangle Womens infir mary building elevator Central warehouse and stove building 525000 6 Glemvood state tric changeover from direct to al ternating current SG5000 Re model old employes dormitory 10000 New tunnel S2fl 000 I it Items in the second section recommended for completion in STEAMER HIT BY UBOATS NEW YORK unloosed another attack against Britishcontrolled shipping hi ihc iiqrth Atlantic Uedncsday tor pedoing two large tankers and an vals several hundred mileswest of the Hebrides At a m CST the 10746 ton Dutch tanker Pendrceht re ported she had been torpedoed Two hours later the Norwegian tanker Dalfomi radioed a sinvlar report At p m came still another message of a torpedo at tack this time from the British learner Napier Star 12196 tons All the reports were heard by Mackay radio The first two ships said they were about 350 miles west of the Hebrides thc Napier Star gave her position as about 50 miles farther west LOOK INSIDE FOR the second year of the bicnnium are 1 state that the total realized from the I Laundry addition and equipment 840000 Boiler 525 000 Seed and can be added to Ihe days total All who are associated with this annual venture in thc Christ jnas Spirit are deeply grateful to the 135 musicians in a half dozen groups and to the entire staff of KGLO for the contribution they msde Tuesday night May their nas bc just a little bit mer hay storage facilities 55000 Elec tric line to river 55000 Addition to employes residence S50000 Xray and laundry equipment S750R 2 Clarinda stale ditional employes quarters The NO CHANGE IN WEATHER SEEN Temperature to Be Moderate Occasional Rain Snow Forecast Nazi Sympathizer Is Ordered Out of US PAGE 2 FRsVeto Sustained by House BULLETIN WASHINGTON IUR The house Wednesday sustained President Roosevelts veto of tlic WallerLogan bill which would nave EIVCII the courts greater authority over administrative agencies of the eovcrnmciil WASHINGTON URPresident Roosevelt Wednesday vetoed the WalterLoran bill to increase the authority u the courts over ad ministrative agencies because he said it would produce theutmost chaos and paralysis in the admini on me oiii went to mrattmi of the government at this I the nation Wednesday with Prosi CntHll limn i critical time V I am convinced lha if is an Invitation to cmllcss and innu merable controversies al a mo ment when we can least affnrd to spend either Rnvcrnmcntal or private effort in the luxury nf j litigation Koose veil elc j dared Today in sustaining American Jdeals of justice an ounce of acj lion is worth more than a pound 1 of argument I Mr Roosevelts views were com municated to congress in a 1000 word veto message to which he appended a 3000 word analysts of the bill by Attorney General Rob ert 11 Jackson The measure which has stirred controversy in congress for two years was passed by both houses over thc protests of administra tion leaders LAVAL FREED AFTER NAZIS GO TO VICHY BULLETIN BERLIN Adolf Hitler made an unannounced address al noon Tuesday in the Berlin snnrls palace to 5000 cadets aboiil to receive commissions BERNS w i e r 1 a n d Frances elderly chief of state Marshal Philippe Petain was reul sigiutleant and useful ported Wednesday to have assured trends of the twentieth cenlurv in Adolf Hitlnthni ttir legal administration He asserted that congress tcritionally bad failed tu exempt from thc effects oC the measure important national defense func tions of the maritime commission the department of commerce and A twothirds vote in house would be required to over ride the veto There appeared to be a good chance that the house would vote to override the veto but Hie bills supporters were pessimistic over llieir chances in the senate An immediate vole would be in or der in the house Wednesday if a uiuirum is present The senate did not meet Wednesday Mr Roosevelt said that ibe ob jective of the measure was pro lesscdiy he assurance of fairness ni administrative proceedings with which there would be univer sal agreement But he was con Executives Idea Is to Lease and Lend All War Materials By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An unprece dented plan for baching Britain to the limit without considering the dollar signs on the bill went to dent Hoosevelts pronouncement that the best immediate defense of the United States was the suc cess of Great Britain in defendinz herself Should a shortofwar pro gram of tills broad character for adopted an authoritative source predicted the United Slates wnuld buy and send to England at least worth nf auks airplanes and other mu nitions before the end of the war After the war arrangements would be made for repayment of this belli in kind under a gen tlemens agreement between the two countries V President Roosevelt devoted most of a 50 minute press confer ence Tuesday to describing the a brand new idea he termed and made it clear that it was a was each one of several now being explored vinccd tiiat oC this bill 1 tvtlau and to a large extent cancel one of the most significant and useful reality the effect would be to reverse u UAylulliu i hechief executive in response to questions said the plan would not carry the country closer to war from a legalistic viewpoint He pointed out hat thc United Mates was doing all it could at presentand asserted that lie new i method merely would facilitate making aid available In brief the idea called for leasing or lending Britain all the material aiirf supplies she winihl need in the future ami noslpomnff Ihc accounls nient until peace came Mr Roosevelt said he intended to ask the new congress conven ing Jan i for legislation and ap propriation program or feet to put this tentative a similar one into cf Five Rumored for Ohio Coaching Job SPORTS PAGE DES MOINES Moderate weather with occasional rain or snow and no decided change in temperature is in store for Iowa the weather bureau said Wcdiics aimy Then we heard there was action but we thought the frint was still 40 miles away Imnainc our surprise when enemy tanks suddenly charged us the GlobeGaelic newsroom 1 Buqtniq where the j once A number were icceucd nvniii 4 rf Remodel boiler house and explained during the equipment 2 KILLED 6 HURT IN BLAST was captured the British fomd Wednesday and it Jas an ttahan order of the day which all cash from this tcud t be on hand by 10 oclock r New c training school school building 6 Anamosa front fire was reported en gulfing the Italian stronghold all Tepelini north of Arsirocasiro and thc Greek high command an nounced that thc Italians I being driven bad toward Klisura I 10 miles east of Tepelini Advices reaching London said i thc port of Palermo southwest of Tepelini might already be in Greek hands I Fighting In Intense cold and j heavy snows the Greeks said Ihcir armies were mopping up Italian strongholds n ihc nnrth rrn Albanian battle front above Pnsrarinlz while In fie sntiih oilier Greek columns were rc Iiortcil Clanking Palermo and Tnnclini Thc twn laticr towns roads leading to the important supply port of Valona igh bilrtRre merehan donated for the Christmas Chccr by local business firns thanks to them have lanuisc to be picked up at The m ispcctivc business houses governor said Ibat the high of ladder is due to get a hospital should have Davcnporl Thursday There i at equipment now i Iast night e a S300 boost from the I In l1c discussion that ensued j program and it is evident I Sroup tentatively agreed he abnvr list tnt to nut lllr LyUlUIt at the GlobeGazette office and get a release on their items of merchandise to be picked up at the respective business houses That lade able cxten will bc I KGLO program and it is evident i from the above list that the gen eroushearted people of j City arc aroused at bit in manner that has brought sucicss m fourteen consecutive Chriftmas j Cheer campaigns previously Tie I address for YOUR large or small i Christmas Cheer Fund j Care GlobcGazcltc Mason Cily Iowa mercury stood at T dci crccs here at 0 a m Wednesday snd tiir bureau said it prnbabivi will not drop much below anywhere in thc state nialil Iowa still diygina out of snow blanket which piled up to a depth of IS inches in mine sec tions of thc state earlier in the week All main were i however and transportation and house am commvmicaUon disrupted by the building returned to normal Inspector were cloudy Wednesday al Irait I as temperatures Believed buried in me nuns ptcised general agreement with aged about two above A woman identified as Mr Itov tnc program as outlined except i normal with ihc onhprecimtoiioii for the Woodward Oakdalc and i reported in thc last 24 hours a Several persons craped from Cherokee recommendations trace at Mount Ayr he burning building in zero The mercury ranged from a weather clad only in pajamas high of 30 degrees Tuesday uti Spectators said they saw a sol rt to a low of 14 degrees dier into onc but did at Sioux City j not sec him come out Icecoated firemen were still tank and tower SaOOOo P executive Skies veinor Wilson cximornua 3 Story Tenement I House Destroyed in 1 Montreal Explosion i MONTREAL Quebec persons were believed killed and six ere injured Wednesday when j an explosion apparently hi an oil j furnace demolished a throestory nomas Lcggctt persons were thc ruins Adolf Hitler thal thc ousting of Pierre Laval as his vice premier and foreign minister has not af fected the French governments policy of collaboration with Ger many According to diplomatic cir cles Petain conveyed this as surance to the fuehrer through German Ambassador Otto Abclz who left for Paris Tuesday night after a day of mysterious confer ences with linlb Tclaiti and Iaval in Vichy There were reports that Laval I freed from surveillance might act I as a special negotiator for Pclain I in Iaris As such these reports said the swarthy little aval would lie an swerable only 10 the marshal him self and not to his nwn lanky suc cessor in he foreign t Pierre Eticnne FEandin who took r a backseat role during the talks Friday in Vichy In Vichy French circles were sairt to regard the Laval dent as closed and to take il for granted that ticRolialions with Germany on collaboration would bc resumed ivilh Laval taking an active part Details would have to lie worked London lie said The un derstanding was such i mwt tuiy suu plan probably would apply only tu such equipment and munitions as Ihe British might need over and above the worth of orders they have the foreign funds control of the treasury Quite aparl from the ccneral Philosophy of this hill its unin tentional inclusion of defense functions would require my dis approval al this lime he said Mr noosevelts veto included a stronglyworded denunciation ol j repeated efforts by i iombina IKin ol lawyers who desired tu have all processes of government conducted through lawsuits and of interests which desire to escape K ulll I could not conscien There wnr i tously approve any bill which eve r hit Ihr n T Ilow would turn thc clock backwirds i Poblcm was rcceiv and place hc functiomng of thc government at thc mercy Hreii u lattoi in the whole of neverending lawsuits and subirT arm America jecl al administrative actsand processes to the control of the ju nieiary I am of placed here Congressional comment on the revolutionary proposal was slow and for the most part guarded Some ardent aidtoBritain advo cates indorsed it at once but many I legislators preferred to withhold IhriTn Cy hid Tiic need n Iremcndous pceduj m defence produclioi something key defense officials I course not un aware that improvement in the d process is asmuch a hitcvei Lavals status may be of those concerned with it advices here indicated that Petain i as lhc improvcmcnl of couit pro arid the yiuup of ministers who i Ledurc ought to bc a duty nf ousted him from thc cabinet had Profession backed water considerably follow ing the whirlwind visit from Hit lers cmissarv At thc time Lavals deposition was announced Petain and his ad thcy wanted no more of him in the government but showed every inclination to keep him a pris oner DelRi 10 Masn in the first years ITl f TV Ihe i Pogrnm and the new convalescent I TlleS TOr UlVOrCfi ward at Onkdalc in thc second years program Thc governor also objected lo Hie S20UOOO recommendation for thc Cherokee hospital on thc grounds that inslitution is thc newest of thc states various men tal hospitals HOLLYWOOD Dolores Del Kio Mexican motion picture actress whose marriage to Art Di rector Ccdric Gibbons has been regarded as Hollywoods perfect romance for nearly a decade Wednesday filed suit for divorce She charged mental cruelty playing hoses on the flaming i structures four hours after the j explosion Debris was strewn blocks away by the force of ex plosion rilOMIVKXT nAVKElf DIES MIXNEAPOLIS Minn funeral services will bc held Tlitiiday jn Kraruis A Chim hcriHin SS wlo for fid years has been prominent in northwest i banking 1NTEUXED IX INDIA BOMBAY India mem camps were reported Wed nesday lo have been prepared in India for at Icast 20000 Italian1 prisoners captured in Egypt FORECAST I O W A Cloudy occasional Iiffht rain or snow Wednesday night and Thursday no decided chance in temperature MINNESOTA Cloudy occa sional lijrlit snow extreme south Wednesday night and Thursday warmer north Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGaxcttc weather statis tics Wednesday Maximum Tuesday Minimum in s At 8 a m Wcdncsrttv jj Snowfall Trace YEAH AGO Maximum s Minimum IK quickly and to provide simul taneous aid for Britain He shed aowcvcr on hciher he planned U rcoiginizc lie defense commission in rf luri tu accelerate pividuction On Die suhjccl of aid for nd lain sir Roosevelt saitl he Uas irvms to climinalc the dollar it was banal he asserlcd to arstic ahout finanria assis tance or outright financial gifts Uecause no war in memory had ever been lost ir won because of a lack of money i 1 Before giving an informal cv position of the tentative lease jmalcnd plan the chief executive declared that in thc present world Mliutioti there was absolutely no doubt m thc minds of a very over whelming number of Americans iiiat the best immediate defense of thc United States was thc suc Glclt in defending The president used 111 lion to describe thc principle be hind hi plan Suppose he said that a neigh bors house caught fire and the ooscvclts ywncd long hic which could bc ucci to fight tir fuc He would not ihr neighbor to pay Inin sij because ihc htise col that much but would bc satisfied to got it hiuk alter thc fire out If the hose I ;