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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED FREE FIVE wmES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT i UP 1 v T SECTION ONE NO 60 DEFENSE HIGH COMMAND PROPOSED DANGERS FROM INVASION EXIST YETCHURCHILL Prime Minister Says England With U S Aid Must Have Great Army LONDON Minister Winston Churchill told the house of commons Thursday that Great Britain with the material aid of the United States must have a great and welltrained army to fight at home or take the offen sive against the axis powers in Although he prime minister admitted that Britain was a half armed nation that had been fighting a power hat had passed the saturation point in arma ment he spoke with cold an alytical optimism of the success ful offense against Italian forces in Libya and the outlook for the coming year In regard to the British army in 1941 Churchill said We shall try and 1 trust find opportunities oC using our forces if not in the defense of this island then in other theaters war where we may hope that they may be able to contend their opponents on terms moderate perhaps in number but on terms of equality in equipment The mere fact tiiat plans were made to carry on the war until 1944 he emphasized idid not mean that it necessarily would continue thai long Churchill said that 1 The offensive into Libya is byno means at an end and in creasingly strong British forces are confidently expected to cap the WjItallan bist of Bar dU British losses were listed as 472 kilted and 738 wounded up to Monday compared to more than 30000 Italians and vast war sup plies captured 2 The axis submarine and ail siege of shipping lines to the Brit ish Isles is cause for disquietude but we shall steadily increase means of fighting the counter blockade 3 The British defenses at home now include a Very large army capable moving rapidly behind beach offenses from Scotland around the entire island but it would be disaster to assume that the danger of invasion is passed nation must remember that should deprecate any comparison of Hitler to Na poleon as I do not wish to insult dio auction the gigantic power in a ruthless manner and has great need of doing something now or soon Churchill said that there ivas great need of Hitler doing somethinr in the next two months presumably because of reverses suffered by he axis GIANT BOMBER CRASH PROBED IN CALIFORNIA Strict Secrecy Seen as Officials Launch Inquiry in Mountains KGLOPledges Give Spurt to Cheer Fund PREVIOUSLY REPORTED KCIO Chrlitmas Cheer Mason City Club From Edith 13lc Mondaj Club Sam Pirher Pal Jlikc McCoy Minmie Marjorie Tetcpbunc yricnd Mrs A M FladncM Hilh School Howe Room International Association of Ma chinists C M i St r TOTAL SB8ir ZIM JOOO 20 10 tim lUll 1011 iUU iJIIM fJtlM NCE MORE THE Mason City Elks club has come through with the largest single cash gift in the Christ m a s Cheer Fund solicita tion This year the check came at Just the right time to shove theto tal above the ni mi ouy vc vnc Those associatedwith T this cause are pleased of course with the financial lift from this generous gift but even more they appreciate this evidence of con fidence on the part of an organ ization which on its own account has performed outstanding service in bringing Christmas cheer to the needy if M Most KGLO Cheer Pledges Are Paid A total of 521266 of the amounts pledged or bid on merchandise during the Christmas Cheer air ing over KGLO Tuesday night had been turned in by Thursday morn in dona tions and in settlement of merchandise purchased on the ra Prompt settlement of the radio commitments is requested in the hope that the more than pledged during the broadcast may be turned over to the Social AVelfarc league without delay The GlobeGazette newsroom is the clearing house for all Cheer auueicu oy axis Kuuac iur aii and that the lull in air attacks Fund payments cm Britain since Monday nijrlit Two the organizations that indicate preparations for a biff fent Ihe radio Cheer Fund total Foreign Analyst Why is it demands my morn ing mail tiat Hitler doesnt rush help to Mussolini Libya RIVERSIDE Cal SP Strict secrecy surrounded an inquiry March field officials launched Thursday into the deaths of six army flyers in the crash and ex plosion of a giant 22 ton four engine bombing plane on the frozen snowpeaked slopes o nearby San Jacinto mountains Flying high through intermit tent patches of clouds heavy mist and cleavings the B17 type plane which was on a routine training flight struck the 6700 foot snow line of Marion mountain in San Bernardino National forest Wed nesday and left wreckage strewn for half a mile along the boulder and treedotted slopes The dead First Lieut Harold J Turner pilot Corning loiva First Lieut Donald T Ward copilot Los Angeles First Lieut Vernon McCau Icy navigator Kivcrside Sgt Thomas F Sweet flight engineer Riverside Corp Frank 1 Jirak assist ant engineer Salem Ore Pet James C Sessions radio man Bisliee Ariz in Albania and W i t h that comes the query Is it really true that der fuehrer wants to see Italy crushed so that he can take over Ihe coun try W c 11 there are a lot of rea sons why the n a r i chief hasnt i n t e r MACKENZIE I vened to aid his to my mind a desire to see Italy knocked So twisted and broken was the charred wreckage that the army investigating board faced the prospect of perhaps never being able to solve the mystery of the crash So great was the explosion that four of the bodies were hurled some distance from the bomber The buried Inclemeht weather and the rugged terrain made removal of the bodies difficult Residents of the nearby com munities of Idyllwild and Pine Cove reported the plane appeared to cruise leisurely through broken cloudsat about 3000 feet and then develop mechanical trouble H circled several times then dis appeared in the clouds A moment later an explosion occurred that coulrt be heard six miles distant Scachcrs ar riving at the scene shortly after ward found the plane a mass of seared wistcd wreckage Officials at March field where the fascists in keeping Britain on guard in the Mediterranean is too great for that If Hitler has any design on Italy lie is smart enough to hold her fate in abey ance until he has settled his argu ment with England Anyway the fact that nazidom hasnt jumped to Mussolinis aid doesnt necessarily mean that it wont do so I dont believe Hitler will deliberately allow his partner to go there are too many arguments against it As for il duce being allowed to fight a lone and losing battle thus far the exnlana tiou seems to me to be this First off the direct interven tion of Germany to save the fascist dictator would have been a ter rible blow to his prestige both at sequently to the prestige of the BerlinRome axis Both partners would want to avoid this but had Hitler foreseen tile extent of the Italian debacle he undoubtedly would have tried preparing for another great at tempt at invasion of England by spring or maybe sooner Into that preparation be is putting every ounce of his strength Had it not been for this to forestall it probably should have seen the Actually der fuehrer has been air folcc soins to Miisso giving Mussolini a vast amomU o support indirectly in the intensi fied bombing ot England and the fierce sumbarine campaign against Angloallied shipping This has compelled Britain to withhold warships and airplanes from the Mediterranean area in order to protect the homeland and the trade routes Another prime reason why Hit ler hasnt wanted to extend his military commitments to the Medi terranean is because lie is ENGLAND TOBARGAINFOR MORE SUPPLIES British Authorized to Plan Contracts for Possibly 3 Billions has become so grave Indeed it j wouldnt be surprising to sec this happen yet As regards the usc of German j troops to bolster the fascists there j has been no way to send them to Libya because the British blocki WASHINGTON iPThe ade has virtually severed commitj Hooscvclt idtninistrution autltor nication with Africa For that mat the British government nvukiuM rur mu mai uiu muiMj government tor Mussolini cant send reinforce Thursday u negotiate new war about 36 planes similar to the type that crashed are operated mv ijij jutiuiius maxe suu indicated a report on the tragedy I marine engines and provide other TRY TO SMASH LINES OF AXIS Britain Continuing to Assault Mannheim Southwest Nazi Center LONDON straiuht nights of RAF bombardment of Mannheim southwestern German industrial commercial and com munications center were de scribed Thursday in wellin formed quarters as part of a Brit ish move to smash communica tions between Germany and italy Linked with the third attack Wednesday night was a KAF smash at factory in Mi lan docks at Genoa and an air drome in northern Italy accord ing to the air ministrys announce ment Informed quarters stressed the Mannheim raids however as an attempt to smash comtnumca JtjpnslinKs between the axispaw tinucd their pressure against Italian forces in Libya and Brit ish air and sea forces helped the Greeks fight Italy in Albania In the darkness Wednesday night RAF bombers planted bombs amid the smoUc of previous bom bardment of Mannheim the air said Mannheim at the juncture of the Rhine and Ncckar rivers is one of the key junctions of river rail routes to Italy from the Ruhr valley with its heavy industries and from the Saar which pro duces coal Italy needs By British count Mannheim has been bombed 31 limes since the war started Aside from its importance in axis communica tions the city factories make sub meuts to his own hardpressed desert army or even a keg of drinking water unless he moves it by air Grim Beauty in Hawaiis Defense above phoU probably would not be made until a full investigation is completed The plane measuring 105 feet between wingtips was built by the Boeing Aircraft corporation of Seattle Considering their size they are a comparatively fast ship and can climb to about 30000 feet loivan Was Nephew sent the radio Cheer Fund total off to a grand start were the con i tributions of the United Packing House Workers S25 and the Ser While Churchill spoke an airt battle was in progress over part Vlcemcn s tlub520 of London but no bombs were re ported dropped The prime minister spoke with fewer oratorical flourishes than usual but with a subdued optim ism as he emphasized the need for increased vigilance He faced a crowded house iis hands resting on the table except for occasional moments when he stuck his thumb into his vest pocket Mrs Churchill sat in the gallery beam ing at her husband Britain will be a wellarmed nation in the coming vcar with the aid of theUnited States he said but it is essential that every effort should be made by Contributors to the KGLO Cheer airing have settled as follows Mr and Mrs J P Peterson SI Roosevelt ParentEducation group S2 Dick Krcjci United Pack ing House Workers S25 Adas Israel congregation 35 Cliff Du Bois SI Townsend club No 1 S2 Mr and Mrs A A Maior SI Our Saviors Lutheran Sunday school S216 Merry Lou Foster SI H C Riefe SI M R A S2 Master Barbers Local of rfason City So Loyal Order ot Moose S10 Soup club S2 Odd Fellows lodge Wee Slite club St 50 Lincoln PTA S2 Riverside Barn Dance S2 Mr and Mrs M G of Dan Turner State Building Plan T T finished products needed by war ring Germany Still another motive in the Mannheim attack it is believed is the British wish to give successive regions of Germany a taste of heavy raiding something like the nazi air force has been giving to various sections of England CORNING W First Lieut C I Harold J Turner of Corning Fails to killed in an army bomber crash I A i ciiri Wednesday near March field Of Wilson Cal was a nephew of Dan W L Heifner Who Had 155 Direct Descendants Dies Thomas Heifner 84 believed to have more direct descendants than any other person in North Iowa died at her home here following a in her home a week in which she suffered n broken ciiui i MIUUUI oc made by n VHHLI armament factories and munitions 2 Council S250 Myrt and Kcbr nephew of Dan W C IOWa He was a son of T B Turner a retired minister here An army reserve veteran of six years experience Turner was married to the former Miss Cath erine Budd of Big Piney Wyo They had one child Nan years old Other survivors include three brothers and two sisters Ted Turner and Miss Elmira Turner both of Corning Clifford Turner of York City Frank Turner nf Washington D C and Mrs Catherine Phillips of Norfolk forces 1o increase the flow supplies to both the army and the air force W x The successful cffcnsive in Libya in which he told how an Australian cavalry squadron charged with swords In hand to capture Italian Tims and trans ports while mechanized forces led a drive trial took more than 30000 prisoners demonslrales the courage and ability of the British forces the prime min ister added Churchill said that fighting at Sidi Omar in Libya Tuesday re sulted in another BOO prisoners and the capture of a battery of ar tillery The prime minister said that Britain had no quarrel with the Italian people The success of the offensive Gcorgc Albert Lea fi vjcviSu Mocri Lea si Mens club S25 Mr and Mrs Hi uuu in niiki ii in ii i W Barker 52 Home Tea Room S2 A Friend of KGLO S5 Cris pin Children SI Mrs Cora Wise ALLOCATION DES MOINES S3117000 state building program projected by the Iowa legislative interim committee or the 1S4143 period has failed for technical reasons to receive the approval of Gov George A Wilson Governor Wilson said that he personally favored nearly all the items listed in the program but that he wanted to keep his hands free for the recommendations lie will send to lie legislature in the appropriations bill Committee members said that as I a result of the governors stand the interim groups recommendaj UIUUL lions will be submitted to the leg Clyde William islaiurc separately from wnv list with the liw i int JVlrr Heifner was the mother of H children of whom 12 are still living She had 66 grandchildren and 75 great grandchildren The pioneer woman who was born at Sigourney had lived in Titonka for the last 13 years with a daughter Mrs Esther Askin Her husband preceded her in death Funeral services will be held at the home here at p m Sat urday followed at 2 p m at the Methodist church The Rev W L i Patterson will officiate The Swaiij funeral home is in charge nf ar rangcnicnts Burial will be in the Buffalo township cemetery j Airs Heifner hd been quite i active until the time of her fall LOOK INSIDE FOR WARSHIP AND FREIGHTER HIT Battleship Slightly Damaged But Hole Is Made in Merchant Ship NEW YORK U DIES AFTER 2 GUN BATTLES Buchanan Had Killed Deputy Sheriff and Wounded Two Others SI John Ktmz and his high school band S2 M c Cap Law son SI Sandy Hook SI Two Old Maids S2 Bernadlne and Fern SI Mavcella Degen SI John and Harriet Morrison S2 Ruth John son SI Royal Pool Hall SI Viola and Ruth SI A Friend SI Mr and Mrs Albert Lansing Jcane Joan SI Shorty from Outskirts Barbeque SI Bidders who have settled for their merchandise are Mrs G R Hodges mattress from Farrer company and fruit cake from Pfaff Royal Pool hall coal from Fred Huber typewriter from Fishers S20 Mavtha Eckhardt fishing tackle outfit from Decker acc ou against Marshal Rudolpho Grazi1 Slo Mrs Sumner ams tembili m Libya will enable j Thomas manicure vet from Good Britam also to adopt a bolder pol S250 Mrs Blake Patton icy Churchill said adding that the radio from Vances SI250 Dr British took a considerable risk in R A Ktinx box of oranges froni attacking Sidi Barrani i Western is one of the five members of the executive council v mac me executive Coinp council might make The governor iioiicr L crcd Povtcr Thursday1 w nrirt nr said the slate legislative interim committee had approved an im mediate additional allocation of for the kitchen and dining room project at the Toledo juve nile home MIDDLESBORO Ky Buchanans fight me iuv ended Thursdnv 40 yen oM man who had kilted a deputy sheriff and wounded two other of ficers died of bullet wounds in a Middlesboro hospital He had been gravely wounded m a gun battle with a posse and captured in Lee county Va ear ly Thursday His capture and death ended a 36 hour cycle during which he had engaged in two gun battles and had been sought by a posse of 1000 officers and men and by air planes loaded with hand grenades in the mountains near here The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday slightly colder west and central Thurs day night MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday and Fridaj slightly colder Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday 12 Minimum Wednesday nijht 23 At 8 a m Thursday 32 Precipitation inch Snow 23 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 4s Minimum 31 Precipitation 15 Snowfall 15 inches t Arkansas and he American freighter Mclrosc col lided off the New Jersey coast causing iittie battleship but early Thursday damage to the springing a leak in the freighter Both vessels headed immediate ly for New York under their own POIVCT Sccno of tlc njifh was about 13 miles off Sea Girt N 1 The uusl guard cutter Ilint i chxrtrain m patrol duty ncir there readied the wn ships within an hour The Ionlchar triiiii fell in as an rsrort as the battleship and frcifflilcr stcnmcrt for port inutcrial contracts at sibly totaling and simultaneously considered estab lishing a high command for the defense program Secretary Morgenthau dis closing white house approval of the negotiations said that no British contracts actually would lie signed until congress could act on President Roosevelts leaselending plan He disclosed however that Ihe British were contracting for CO merchant ships for which they vould pay cash and which would not have to await approval of the presidential program From other source il was learned that the British were seeking contracts Tor 12000 addi tional planes at i possible cost of SI 123000000 2000 to 2500 more tanks and guns and ammunition costing nbont SI700000000 The white house meanwhile disclosed that the president had under consideration at least four or five plans for injecting speed into the defense program One in volves a proposal to establish a high command for the program hcudetl by Secretaries Stimson and Knox and William S Knudsen in dustrial production chief of the defense commission Stephen Early presidential sec jetary said this suggestion had been discussed a a white house conference Wcdensday Stimsoii Kuox and Assistant War Secretary Patterson and Un derSecrclary Forresial of the j navy met wit lithe chief executive and Early said he assumed they presentee the plan to the presi dent They did not leave the plan with him he added As a mat ter of fact they put it back at Ills request to work out details The president has before him and is studying along with this plan four or five other plaii5 in an effort to ascertain what if any realignment of defense setup is necessaiy Secretary Atorgenthau declined to estimate the amount of the new British contracts but the figure of 53000000000 was voiced in several capital quarters The cabi net member showed reporters a The craili occurred at about 2 a nv C S T the coast guard reported sheaf of documents which he said listed British military require ments and for which lie said Mr Roosevelt had given a goahead The British purchasing commis sion would not discuss the list iitlur 10 Hie touil cost or to identify any the individual items V It XKIS indicated that 550000 100 would represent part pay ment for the GO merchant ships and Ihat their lota cost would tic nearly double that fisurc Elected President of FinnsSucceeds Kallio PACK 2 Angels Loud MEMPHIS Tcnn complained the angels were Zivic Meets Jenkins in 10 Round Battle SPORTS PAGE North Iowa Churches Plan Yule Services PAGE H The vessels arc to be built at j two American plants one at Port Ihe coast guard said lie Ark land Maine and the other on the aims apparently was all right vest const where the actual site out that the Melrose was damaged has not been selected badly The contracts for Ilic it I lie Arkansas is n was asserted on high authority battleship completed in 1J12 bv i may materialize before the end of the rvcw York Shipbuilding com the week any and refitted in 192527 It Mr Kooovct called Uio cabinet ciirnes a tiormnl complement nf together Thursday afternoon and 1J30 men and nn irmimciir w 111cel the defense nt Uinch guns is overall length Fidy icvcrsina the usual order is ir feet Early left She impression with re Three aircraft are part f ne poilers that announcement Truck Plunges Through Ice 3 Bodies Sought INTERNATIONA FALL S Minn toiling to raise the cab of a truck which plunged through the ice on Rainy T IT i Lake near here sought the bodies iOWan IS IniUred 111 of the three victims Thursday Canadian Mishap Whe Skiing flap s equipment At the time of the refittimt the ships displacement was in creased by SOOO Ions Now at tached to Hie Atlantic squad ron it is destined to be re placed by the new North Caro lina The Mclrosc is listed in Lloyds register of shipping as an Ameri can freighter of 5H8 tons owned by Koppcrs Coal company with i Boston as her home port She is 307 feet long and was might result from the discussions Uhpii a reporter said he as sumed the army and navv would be deprived of their contractual Enrly said he thought the assumption was well taken Secretary Stimsoii slid that the proposal for a tlirccman group to direct the defense pro gram was in the presidents hands and indicated that he personally strongly favored fur ther concentration nf authority ivikf nuu v ouilt at Quincy Mass in 1007 o w 11 L r singing too loud on Main street ported that two persons riding nprtai ij uuulf lne niaciunc fank m 55 feet I PhriPm nasaPPlifd lo icnjof water James Kinnons owner aI S angels of the truck Gordon Green Fort SIC StattlPS Of anBM I T v are statues of angel with loudspeakers equipped Frances and Ronald Gunderson I Lavellec were drowned neck vertebrae and other injuries in a skiing accident Jierc Kale is a As for the British orders which may come under the proposed i leasing and mortgaging system Early srid he did not know sshat j quantity ot arms England would need to finish the war or whether Fhc was planning ahead only for a j year or so Kvcrybocty agrees md admit I he Mid that time is of the cs SCIKC Now comes period when take U the British authorities sophomore Vvia o stVdcn aT j PC Western Union college here i ;