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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST OEPT Of I Oft A DCS MQJNES EDITION VOL XLVII SOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH 10WANS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 26 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPElt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTIOM OKE NO 66 NAZIS PUSH RUMANIA ARMS OUTPUT British TRAFFIC ALONG SEA IS HALTED AT BARRICADES Unofficial Christmas Truce Unbroken by Airplane Attacks LONDON guards on ihe channel coast were doubled Thursday against ihe possibility of a lightning German thrust through the mist covering the now calm strait of Dover Picked troops armed with Bren guns light machineguns and other automatic weapons combed the beaches and watched every cleft of the chalk cliffs of the Dover region V W Traffic along the coast was halted at barricades and drivers and passengers searched Even soldiers and sailors in uniform were required to show identification cards All of these preparations took place as an unofficial Christmas truce continued unbroken London sources said that up to 2 p m 7 a m CST no German planes had crossed the British coast Thurs day The German embassy in Washington said Tuesday night it had received word from Ber lin that nazi planes would re frain from attacks on British soil during the Christmas holi day period if the British in turn wquld suspend their attacks It was indicated the truce would possibly day through New Years Italian Airmen Load Bomber in Albania isS Frohman 89 Year Old Stage Producer Dies in New York Mutters The Curtains Coming Down1 Shortly Afterward HeIs Dead Britons however recalled Field Marshal General W i 1 1 h c r von Brauchitsehs Christmas eve ad dress to German troops which was taken to indicate that Adolf Hit lers plans for invasion of England by no means had been scrapped The commanderincluei of ihe German army speaking from be hind nazi coastal guns aimed to ward Britain told his troops he knew they were just itching for a chance to administer a knock put blow to the British isles add ing that the ocean can protect England so long as it suits us An unofficial truce in the air was marked by only one incident of the shooting down a German plane off the Orkney islands off northern Scotland by the fleet air arm and the capture of four of its crew The shriek of sirens last was heard in London before Christmas at a m Monday p m CST Sunday and the Royal air force has not been active over Germany since the night of Dec 2324 As i consequence Britons celebrated the Yulcliiic above and below tlic ground in a big way reverting for a time al most to the Mcrrif of old but heard their kins in his annual Christmas message to the empire warn that hc fu ture will be hard yf In subway shelters which are to many of them they danced and sang and laughed last night They wore paper hats and dropped them on the heads of sleeping oldsters They crowded round their Christinas tvccs and children clutched their toys King George VI in the longest speech he ever made declared The future will be hard But our feet arc planted on the path I of victory and with the help of God we shall make our way to justice and to peace He looked forward to davs1 when everyone wjn DC at home together From the Bahamas the kings elder brother the Duke of Wind sor broadcast a Christmas prayer that the end of hostilities be not too far NEW YORK be fore Wednesday midnight 89 year old Daniel Frotunap stirred in his here ing down Thursday at a mv the famed theatrical producer died Frohmans death ended a ca rerr of more lliah 60 years as a producer in the legitimate theater and a life of such vi tality that its possessor was in ternationally famous At his side whenhe died were Frohmans sister Etta Frohman two nephews Henry and Daniel Davison and Mrs Henry Davi son Dr J C Pressncr the aged pro ducers personal physician said deatli was the result of bronchial pneumonia following a hip frac ture last Nov 3 Frohman was dining in his apartment at the Dorset hotel when the accident occurred He rose from his chair to reach for something on the table slipped and fell He was taken to the sanitarium and the fracture was set The in jury was healing well according to Dr Pressncr when bronchial pneumonia set in The producers condition became critical about three weeks ago but lie remained conscious and cheerful most of the time up to last midnight To Dr Picssncr he remarked that he realized the curtains coming down in a voice appar ently free of al anxiety or regret Two years before Frohman had sent to newspapers an ar ticle for what he called their mortuary department It was a selfwritten obituary which ended withthe line I never weep in my spoils the beer Wi bombing plane FR WORKING ON ADDRESS Dispenses With All Appointments to Plan Talk on British Aid WASHINGTON ppintmehts intensive work on his Sunday night address to the nation which it was said wiit be clear and spe cific about aid to Great Britain but will contain nofigures which other governments might like to White house Secretary Stephen J Early said Mr Roosevelt had ordered his appointment list held to must callers for the next sev eral days Besides working on the Sunday night tall the president also will draft his statcofthe union message to congress and complete work on the 1942 fiscal year budget Executive orders for establish ment of the new supreme defense fourman pro duction management are being prepared and will be issued as soon as possible Early said Mr Roosevelt speaks to the na tion on the present emergency over all radio networks at p m CST Sunday night Early said the question of a per sonal appearance by the president to deliver his message to the open ing session of the 77th congress has not been discussed as yet 150 URGE II S PLAN TO INSURE DEFEAT OF AXIS White House Reveals Telegram Sent by Prominent Americans WASHINGTON white house said Thursday that more than 150 prominent American cit izenshad urged President Roose velt to make it ihe sotticd policy ot this country to do everything that may be necessary tu iiistue the defeat of the axis powers The group comprising editors lawyers authors educator ac tors and religious and labor leadj ers set forth their appeal ju a telegram V They urged that all possible he done to promote resistance to tlic plausible but fatal argu ments of appeasement Evidently for the purpose or informing the president what they think n large section or the American people would like to hear in the chief executives Sun day night radio speech Die group aid We ask you to tel us what we believe to be the truth that the materials of war and the military and naval and air strength we now have and the implements we can now produce are enough lo make certain the defeat of the axis powers so long as Britain is on tier feet and fighting but that with Britain down they are not ture be increased enough to hold the whole world at bay Among the signers of the tele gram were Hamilton fish Arm strong editor of Foreign Affairs Herbert Agar editor of the Louis Coast LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIAM n LEAHY Will Reopen Talks on Martinique or Base PAGE 2 Rockford CoOp to Convene on Saturday STATE PAGE Huskers Hopes Rise for Bowl Victory SPORTS PAGE Princeion university Mrs Fred erick Lewis Allen writer String fellow Barr president St Johns college Annapolis Margaret Cul kin Banning author Dulutlr Ulrie Bell Washingtoucorrespon dentJarnes P Baxter dent Williams college Barry Bing liam publisher Louisville Courier Journal Robert Woods Bliss diplomat Washington D C Gail Burden Chicago editor Mason City 2nd High in Census Gains Official North Iowa Census Figures on rage 12 Second largest percentage of population gain among Iowas cit ies during the last ID years ac cording to official 1310 census figures was credited Monday to i Mason City by an Associated Press j summary i The official 1940 population of Mason City was revealed as 27080 The percentage of gain in the 10 year period was 102 as compared with the 224 PCMcent jump of Ames now a city or 12555 sons j Disclosing a 25 per cent decline in the slates rural population the f i n a 1 federal census figures showed a 107 per cent gain in Iowas urban inhabitants was suf ficient to swell the stales total population U729 in the hist 10 years The final summary showed the slates population as of April 1 was Drttiifc the drop in rural pop ulation the summary showed more I o w a n s still live in the country or in places uf less than 2300 population than in laiBcr owns and cities Tlic to tal urban population was 1084 231 compared with a rural pop ulation of 1451037 Itul the ur ban percentage increased li 127 in 1910 compared with in 1S30 Of the 58 counties showing in creases for the 10 year period Black Hawk county showed the largest per cent The summai the 20th state ORDER SPEEDUP FOR PRODUCING WAR MATERIAL Vast Movement of Troops Equipment Indicates Showdown Kv KOBEItT B VARKER JR BUDAPEST P Nazi leaders in Rumania were reported in dip lomatic dispatches Thursday to have ordered a big speedup in Ru mania manufacture of war ma terials as crowded trains carrying the vanguard of some 300000 German troops rolled across Hun gary in the Balkan kingdom King Mihai of Hie vast movement of troops with artillery briilgobuildinjf equipment tanks and other mo torized vehicles stirred specula tion on the possibility of a showdown between powers with conflicting interests in the Bal kans The diplomatic dispatches from Bucharest said two large Ruman industrial plants would manu facture warpiaties for Germany A submarine building yard al ready m operation at Galati has been ordered lo increase its pro duction the dispatches said The mass shifting of troops and the speedup order coincided with 1 of Baron Manfred minister to PifCCd llva a5 i vo cr in the nation ac Slovakia to the sa with 19th in 1930 In rate of in crease for the 10year period the state ranked 42nd There was an average of 453 inhabitants lor the slates 55986 square miles Figures for cities of 10000 oi1 more to rule Ru gaulciter Sophie Tucker a slasc vet eran is shown above ciniRratii lalinsr Daniel Frohnian dean of the American theater at a party Bivcn for lie theatrical pro ducer Frohman died Thursday Agnes Ayres Blond Beauty of Silent Motion Pictures Dies Funeral ged for AS o tar distant j Queen Wilhclmina of the Neth tlienu crlands declared the prospects of victory had improved greatly in recent Last Day for Aliens to Be Fingerprinted WASHINGTON was the last day on which aliens could register and be fingerprint i HOLLYWOOD UR services will bc arrnn That was his attitude to the ncs Ayres blond beauty of the si last Dr Prcssner said He was lent pictures who rose to si cheerful and uncomplaining He was a wonderful patient I During his Isst days Dr Prcsi sner said Frohman talked con stantly of his former theatrical associates the great actors and actresses he had known the per sonalities delineated in his book Daniel Frohman Presents pub lished in 1335 lie talked of Sarah Beni hardt Dr Pressnev said and oE MAN DIES IN i YULE MISHAP William McQuatter 52 Manly died in a Mason City hospital at I noon Thursday of a broken neck suffered early Christmas morning when the car in which he was riding skidded and over turned as its driver attempted to pass an I other auto Tlic accident occurred near Northwood Columbia univer sity professor and Catholic lead er Frank Altschul New York banker Henry B reel en ridge New York lawyer John Stewart Bry an president of the College of William and Mary and Lewis W Douglas president of the Mutual Life Insurance company and for mer new deal budget director Other were Douglas Fairbanks Jr motion picture actor Mayor Mauiy Mavrvick of San Antonio Mrs Dwight Morrow motherin law of Colonel Charles A Lind bergh Dorothy Thompson col umnist Walter Wanger motion picture producer Frederick C Walcott former republican sena tor from Connecticut and Dr James R Angell former president of Yale A too prevalent indifference ami apathy toward what is liap ncniiiff in the work and the threat to our own vital nalinual interests prnmpls us o u rite you this letter tlurnniniiinira i lion bpsan i representative Lexiiigioii Ky Esther Caukiu Brunauer American Association of University Women Thomas K Burke American Fed eration of Labor leader tori lames Byrne New York Catho lic leader Henry Seidcl Canbv author William D Carmichacl Jr Chapel Hill North Carolina B M Cherriiigton University of Denver Hurry Woodbiirn Chase chancellor New York university J E Chappcll Birmingham edi tor John H Clarke former su preme court justice lames B Coziant president Harvard uni versity James F Curtis New York financier Dr Henry Sloane Coffin president Union Theologi cal seminary W T Couch Chapel Mill publisher Benjamin D Dag well Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Kicliard Ely Danielson associate editor Atlantic Monthly Boston Lawrence L Doggctt president emeritus Inlcnuilinna Y M C A college Springfield Ma Ames Boonc Burlington Cedar Tapids Clinton Council Bluffs Davenport Des Moinen Dubuque Fort Dodge Fort Madison lotta City Kcokuk Marshalltcnvn Mason City Muscatine Newton Oskaloosa Ottumwa Sioux City Waterloo POPULATION 1911 HKfil 72555 2SKS2 B2IJH 2B27II 11IM iB03fl 15981 baron was prepared mania as virtual District leader Germany has taken no hand m Rumanias civil ad mmistration thus far diplomatic rcpoits from Bucharest asserted that the reich was prepared to take over complete control Military experts estimated Gcr llad 102IJ1 JOfOCO soldiers in Rumania Ger llSSti and Rumanians said t h e v were guarding vital sources or oil supply nd traijiig Ruman ian army in modern methods ot warfare 22904 17 182 27080 1K28K 560S7 42048 fiO751 142553 41679 21895 rf779 1 51 00 82364 S174i 16778 HSliO 1012 79183 48101 Many Americans understand ihe irreconcilable nature of thc torces that arc engaged on three continents and on many oceans Fannie Hurst who was a great Much of the time he chanted phrases from his favorite musical composition Beethovens Ninth Symphony Dr Pressner said FR Jr Gets a Year Law Clerk Job NEW YORK D Roosevelt Jr 26 third son of the as Rudolph Val entinos lead in I a d y in Shick She in H n 1 I y v ood hospital Wedtv day after an ill Machines Which Were e Seldom Stopped Are Repaired in Britain I IOXDON men in the i British arms factories utilized the I lethargy and this disbelief must Many understand the dark con sequences to us to freedom and to democracy here to the founda tions of American institutions should the axis powers gain the supremacy of the seas But many far too many do not understand a few do not want to understand If before 1938 ignorance and lethargy and disbelief brought many European democracies to their grave and led the United Kingdom to the thin edge of disas tcr so ignorance and lethargy disbelief are blinding us to own peril This ignorance this Mtmriie E Deutsch provost University of California Berkeley Mark Klhridge general manager Louisville Courier Journal Silas Evans president Ripon college Wisconsin John Farrar York publisher the Rev George B I Ford Columbia university Everetl Fraser rienn of the lav1 school University of Mimicota Cartcr Glass Jr Lynchburg Vir fiinia Ernest Graham Guthrie i general director Chicago Consre1 Salional Union George Walts Hill i industrialist Durham N Car Arthur Garlicld Hayes KevYork I lawyer Dorothy Ilium associate I editor Readers Digest Ernest M Hopkins president Dartmouth university Rupert author our Mrs Walter McNab Miller civil leader Columbia Mo The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and colder possibly 1 i K h t rain rxlreini southeast Thursday nishl Fri ilay mostly clouilv iohlcr px trcmc cast MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night i n d Friday folder Thursday night anil trcmc cast Friday IN MASON CITY GiobcGazettc weather statis tics 34 17 race iv 11 ri nay ancr an l s ze e ness of several I cllntms day recess from opera bc SVCP away before it is too late weeks do vital There may bc only At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Snowfall The figures for Wcdncsti Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday nJKhl At 8 a m Wednesday cd in accordance with the new president goes To work Jan G for registration act Earl G Harrison SI200 a yearas clerk with the director of registration said arlaw firm Wright Gordon Zacl vangcmerits had been made with ry and Parlin It was announced postal officials m the larger centers that he had applied for the job miri until without letters of recommendation midifglK accommodate belated and that his application had been r giver routine consideration weeks Miss Ay res 42 died relative AGNES AYKES iiei in the movies Miss Ay res obscurity Three years ago she t t c m p t e d a comeback in films but she never regained former place survived by a 15 year old daughter who lives with S Manuel Reachi Mexico City film producer who is the divorced husband of Miss Ay res 1VATHOUS ARCHITECT DIES DBS MOINES mCharlcs A Watrous architect who designed Members repair and maintenance work on machines that had seldom stopped since the industrial speedup fol lowing Dunkcrquc the supply minisliy announced Thursday Bagleys Condition Improved Following Tuesdays Illness State Treasurer Willis G C Bagley of Mason City was rest ing comfortably in his apartment at DCS Moines Thursday his reported after becoming ill f Mr V r left You led us splendidly during the critical days of late spring and early fall we ask you to give us ihe same splendid leadership now We ask you to clarify once more but perhaps in creator detail the nature of the con flict which threatens to wipe out Hie sort of Christian ciiili zation in which men may bc free from the restraints of intoler ance from ihe fear of injustice and from the menace of arbi trary power We ask you to inform us clearly and boldly of the possi bilities of English failure and of the consequences lo us and to our Cars of Holiday Visitors Crash Near Cresco 2 Killed Couple Speeding Gifts to Shell Rock Dies in Broadside Smashup had turned out lo pass three cars and met the Gager car northbound Iirst official disclosure of the new massed nazi movement came m an announcement bv He Hungarian railway adminis tration that passenger train ser vice would be specially re stricted to clear the way for passagrc of llGo troop trains the rate of 30 to 10 daily between now and Jan 31 The disclosure followed closely news that Russian German Ital ian and Rumanian experts who had been conferring nearly two mouths in Bucharest finally had gone home after failing to decide which nation or group of nations should control the stralegically important nwuths of the Danube reichs supply line 10 the iast Officially ii was xic die mcct ings would bc resumed ai the end nf lamiiiry but informed sources declared there was n wide breach between the axis delegates ott the one hand and the Russian rcpre 1 sentatives on Ihe other with the i latter firmly insisting on Soviet Russian control of the Danube 1 outlets i V V K c u o r t s from Bucharest quoted soviet diplomats as Uc j Harms openly hat tlc red army I was preparing to occupy the innuths of the Danube anil the Uiimaninn province of Moldavia as far west as the Sirctnl river after the first of the year The Uumaiiian police sought stem an exodus of Moldavian resi dents hv denying what they railed these alarmist rumors Diplomatic sources speculated Ihiit the lieuGerman troop move ments might bc connected closely with the Danube designed to reinforce the nazi po sition by a show of strength The same sources however also saw tlic possibility of action against Turkey in a German drang nach ostcn drive to the or that the nazia were con and Mrs Dancll W Welch Rochester Minn both 35 were fatally injured at 10 oclock Christmas morning when the car in which they were speed ing presents to friends at Shell Rock Iowa was struck broadside by a car driven by Norman Gage 36 service station operator who resides a mile and a half north of Hie southbound car was weaving templating aid to the hardpressed time of the col1 Italians by attacking badly and at the vul hsion was crosswise of the high way and facing east The Gagcr car struck it broadside Mrs Welch was killed instantly and Mr Welch died of injuries received while enroutc to the hos pital at New Hampton Mr and Mrs Gager were seriously injured and were taken to the hospital at Ncw Hampton They were travel vakia Greece through Bulgaria The theory that the nazi troop movements concerned Russia was given some color by reports of travelers from Germany who said rail traffic in the eastern part of the reich was being disrupted by the passage of troop trains toward the soviet frontier and into Slo M ing the Rumors that thr Russians were planning to seize the Dan ube outlets by force circulated as diplomatic reports sjiokc of recent protests by Moscow con ;