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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PHESS UNITED PBtSS iULL THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT fc A CITY IOWA Wls BAHHRSHfLLSJSLE OFF AUSTRALIA ITALIAN FORCES ARE INCREASED NEAR KLISURA Fascist Reinforcements Rushed Up to Attempt to Halt Greek Advance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of the fiercest battles of the GreekItalian war was reported raging Friday in the Klistira sector of Albania where the Italians were said to have concentrated huge reinforcements in an effort to defend a vital mountain pass gateway to the north and west A heavy snowstorm and bitter cold weather severely Iiitiitii cappcU military operations but reports from the front said fight in was developing on an in creasingly broad scale both be fore the pass itself and to the north of Klisura where tlic Greeks were declared threaten ing to cut a highway at Berat farther north Despite tlie determined Italian resistance the Greeks were said to have captured new positions along with Italian prisoners and materials In the central sector Greek military advices said bitter fight ing continued throughout Thurs day Greek farces continued to ad vance and undertook a new of fensive against the enemy who resist in line one Tile aims of our troops were accomplished without sacrifice whereas the enemy suffered heavy losses in his effort to lie fend his ground inch by inch Fresh Italian rcinforcc incuts lost morale as soon as they realized the Greek defer in Vital British in Crete of tank exchanged smiles with a of tlic Greek island of Crete shortly after their arrival to the Greek forces in their battle aBa ns Waly Vacant Buildings of Old Des Moines U to Be Sold at Auction DES MOINES vacant buildings and 15 acre campus ot the old DCS Moines university here were to be sold Thursday to the i highest bidder The properly was once valued at a half million dollars FOR Another report described the i attic in the KJisura sector as of j ixceptional importance1 i Realizing the great importance school was closed I years ago when alleged leadership were climaxed by stu of Klisura pass the Italians con centrated as many forces as they could in their determination to frustrate at any cost the plans of the general staff went on this account With each passing day how ever the battle is turning to the advantage of Greek troops In the coastal area where the Greeks are fighting toward the vital Albanian port of Valona the Greeks reported n continuing ad vance but acknowledged that there too the Italians were putting up sliffer resistance They said there were indications the fascist forces were preparing an elab orate defense of Valonii Iiqhtins the snowcovered northern front was said lo lie progressingwith Greek infantry attacks on a fairly scnlc and with heavy artillery duels Captured Italian officers talk ing vith correspondents al Ihc j dent rioting When the school failed to reopen St Louis Mo holders of 5203000 in bonds had the institution placed in the hand of receivers The Weather FORECAST IOAVA Partly cloudv to cloudy Friday night and Sat urday sJifflitly warmer Satur day MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night arid Sat urday occasional light snow northeast and extreme cast ccntral Friday nilit slightly warmrr extreme south Satur day IN MASON CITY ant ILII cuirespondents at ilic i i i from said strong Italian defenses j GlobeGazette weather slatis stil lay in the path of Greek tics forces battling up the coast toward Valona They estimated that the Greek campaign which began Oct i 28 had cost Italy 45000 wounded soldiers but made no estimate of the number ot dead saying only that the toll was high PLAN TO MAKE 500 PLANES A DAY IS STUDIED Roosevelt Considers Proposal to Pool Auto Industry Facilities WASHINGTON Roosevelt told a press conference Friday that the CIO proposal de signed eventually to produce SOU pursuit planes a day by pooling the entire facilities of the auto mobile industry wus being seri ously considered by the adminis tration The plan wus submitted to the white house by CIO President Philip Murray several days ago It was drawn by Walter P Rcuth er director of the General Motors division of the United Automobile Workers a CIO union Asked about it Frida5 he president said it was being studied by the new defense production of fice directed by William S Knud scn former head General Motors Mr Roosevelt added that the plan had been undertaken with the utmost seriousness and fine purpose He said it was a question of in dustrial production that no one in the administration would have 1 any opinion about until it was thoroughly studied but he de clared if such a plan could be worked out it would be very help ful and constitute a real contribu I lion to the defense program It was a question of technical management the president said Jjia Jat tiis stage werek commentator he would hot be able to write much about it because it wns beyond his ken Reuthcvs plan envisioned a 500 a day output of allmetal pursuit planes within six months Germans in Rumania BELGRADE BULGARIA SOFIA Jap Flag Is Carried by Attack Boat MELBOURNE Australia sea raider sailing under a Japa j nese name and flying Japanese j colors heavily shelled the BritishI I mandated island of Aauru hoitry 1 after daybreak Friday it was ani j nounced by Prime Minister Robert j G Menzies i j Why a raider should sinslc out i llns 5100acvc island near the equator for a bombardment was unexplained However as a uano i island Nauru is valuable for ils phosphates As for he attack itself Brit ish sources in London could KU no further than Menzics an nouncement but ihev said a German raider is known to have been operating in that part of the Pacific in rccenl month Kvcn so the reported display of the Japanese flag was unex plained Buildings and a plant on the island were said 11 have been damaged heavily Tlie type of DECKER SELBY ANDDUFFIELDIN LARGE LAWSUIT Gobel Suing Former Decker Officers for Near Half Million A suit involving many hundreds of thousands of dollars was filed hereFriday against Jay E Decker Fred G Duffield Edward Selbv Voncc D Skipworth and Henry A Ingraham by Adolf Gobcl Inc New York of which they were of ficers and directors from 1923 to during which period the com pany owned Jacob E Decker and tjons Mason City packing plant The suit by the New York firm complains that the five directors conspired lo delay sale of the Decker plant to Armour and com pany and caused the Gobcl com nviiiiir line ivpo 01 I5an reorganized under the plant was not specified but Nauru i fcdcral act resulting is known to have a radio station a o il lrasl 5350000 As word came from Budapest Dial Gcrmun tmap trains were innviiur throuKh Hungry lu Kumaniii black arrinvs 11 llicro was Wccutatwn tlc movement which was I I 1 move shaded arrow Z against Turkey and Greece that Germany was prcpaihi for a showdown with Russia slmdcd arrow thai German was reinforcing troops in Kumania to assure civil order or and Russia ucrc sparrmsr for position in a game of Uliiff Ir Wants Correspondence Army Training Course IMaximum Thursday minimum Thursday nijhl Al 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO JMaximum Minimum Precipitation 2fi 20 015 DES JIOINES wrote to selective service youth head Extended Forecast i Weather lorccast for the period from p m Dec 27 tr 530 p m Jan 1 1941 inclusive Ccn Increased Livestock Production Is Urged PACK 2 Mason City Preps Face Blue Devils SPORTS PAGE North Iowa Dates in Speech Contests Set STATE PAGE Oakotans Marriage Makes Him Brother inLaw to Father ABERDEEN S D a BRITISH POUND AT BORDEAUX Airdromes Are Also Attacked as Christmas Truce Is Concluded LONDON forces of British bombershammered at targets in the invasion port of Bordeaux Germanoccupied France Thursday night and at tacked several airdromes in day light Thursday it was announced officially Friday The revival of the air war ailer a Christmas truce was marred for j Brilain Thursday only by a one i plane bombing of the island ol j Shcppey was followed by a burst I of aclivily by German longrange suns i Nazi big aims fired for two and onehalf hours at the Dover aiea but the Press association said there was no damaye or casualties A Berlin dispatch asscrlcd ship ping in the English channel and j the port of Dover were The Press association reported a German wirplane leached an area near London in midmornins Friday but was driven back by antiaircraft fire The official announcement of Britains air offensive operations coupled with Thursdays an nouncement of the Isle of Shcp pey bombing disclosed that both sides ended the unofficial Christ mas truce Thursday but there was Permit Passage of Troops Germany Is Reported Shifting Huge Force to Rumanian Areas BUDAPEST All passenger Irnin service between Hungary and Rumania xvill be suspended Dec 2l until Jan 13 it was re ported reliably Friday This was interpreted here as 1 connected with the drastic curi tailment of Hungarian domestic service lo permit nearly 10 Ger man military trains U pass daily through Hungary cnvoute to Hu Germany is shifting nearly 300 000 soldiers along with consider able quantities of equipment to Rumania before Jan 31 diplo No casualties were reported how ever Nauru it entirely undefended against such an attack declared in a statement ami must be so under tlic leagur of nations mandate The enemy knows this lail which removes any justification for his action which is a grealer crime because it was made under neutral colors The raider attacked under a Japanese name and Jap anese of a country with whom we are at peace Nauru is a former German ir lancl which was surrendered to Australian forces in 1911 anj which has been administered by Brilain under a mandate approved by the league of nations in 1020 The prime minister said there was considerable damage but no casualties from the shelling Nauru which has an area of approximately 5400 jfcres is an a loll surrounded by a reef which s exposed at low tide It lies in the 1acilic about 2 200 miles southwest of Hawaii and only 2G miles south of flic eciuiitor To flic north of it are the Jaiiancscmamlalcil Marsh all islands DUESENBERG OF GARNER DIES Brothers Had Developed Duesenberg Auto Rites to Be Held Monday GARNERH e n r y W i 11 i a m o n Duesenberg 77 brother of the dc Minister Peier velopers of the famous Ducsen that wreckage of In addition the petition slates Ilia I Sclhy Decker Outfield and Skipworth were paid excessive salaries for services rendered and also improperly collected a total nf SS82Ga18 for cancella tion of their salary cimlracts hen the Armour sale was con summated Selby Decker and Dmfield also are charged in Hie petition with liuying Decker bonds and stocks for their persona accounts al less than redemption and retirement values and surrendering them to the Decker company at sums sub stantially more than they had paid They were surrendered when the Armour sale required that they be retired RF Clough attornev for Jay EDecker and P ou thenbehalfstated The action appears to be blulf iti connection with litign jtion pending in New York Mr Decker and Mr Dufficld will fight llns action lo a nre confident that Ihey will be able to establish that all charges in the petition arc false matic sources reported here pre viously quarters here asking whether he could take his years military cxcc training by correspondence The driin nVo ft reason1 iie explained is because ijcriturn wil I am allergic to beans and prunes I J I o I i n j m VIHH uu standard Time j Virgil Schcnse 24 Friday was bis I no indication here which dropped Upper Mississippi valley Iowa fathers brotherinlaw He also11 v tt and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesola except those portionsthat he first bomb On the defensive side i n the air uas the uncle of his three brothi ULJIIIMVC sitic in tne r era and three sisters who are all war there was a nightlon lull nieces of his wife and also her The last prcChrislmas aict sounded in KnRland at p m DUTCH WARSHIPS TO SEE ACTION Unfinished Boats Were Taken to England at Time of Invasion LONDON Netherlands naval officer announced Friday that several unfinished Nether lands warships brought across the channel when the C7ermans in vaded the low countries last May arc being completed in British harbors and would soon go into action berg automobile died Friday morning at his home here follow ing an illness The Garner man was a well known horticulturist and bad developed and popularized the Hancock county apple an or iginal strain lie was preceded ui death by his brother Fred a few years ngo Another brother August is plan ning oil coming here from ln idmuapolis hid to attend tinfu1 j neral which will lie held on Moni day iilternuoi at 2 oclock al the Jlclhodisl church Garner with i the Rev If M Hall in charge The Carl W Bohn funeral home is in charge of arrangements j j Surviving are his brother Au Isusl five sons Wesley of Chicago Edgar Warren and Milton of Clear Lake and Howard of Gar ner three daughters Mrs Ed Kal terhenry Clear Lake Mrs Lee Kackbarth of Dows and Marie a teacher al Ogdcn three sisters Mrs Lena Laun of Charles City Nauru is chiefly valuable for i ils phosphate deposits of which exports nearly 1000000 tons year Its population In April was 187 Europeans Nauru aus 21 other Iacific islanders and 15 If Chinese small steamer Skipworth was president of Go ocMrum July M HJXJ to May 18 according lo the petition He JS a resident of Springfield Ohio mgraliam who was secretary ot Gobel from Nov IS 1331 loOrt 21 is a New York Cilv at torney Solly now living at Ia Jolla La was treasurer of Jacob E Decker and Sons from februarv to Oct 11 1038 and together vith Duffield and Decker was a member of board of directors he same pe been found on the shore ot Chatham island 350 miles cost i uoi Aew Zealand and said there had during substantially been indications of a German i iot raider operating in thai area of Skipworth and Ingraham con the south Pacific trolled the meetings of the Decker At Honolulu a member of the I stockholders by virtue of proxies crew of the City of Rayville entrusted Proxies sunk off American steamship Aiislralia apparently by a mine said he believed lhat ihrce or four Gcnnnn surface raiders were operating in the south Pacific i in cording to the petition them by Gobe at sistersinlaw s Found to Snowball Have Cores of Rocks DES MOINES Snowballs hurled by boys at passing auto mobiles Thursday night were a lit tle on the heavy side say police Officers said the snowballs had rock cores Two gangs of young sters were released after a lecture by police The youths promise not to repeat the offense mi I 300VC nor sisicrsinau in KuRland at 1n p m s Tsu lo atrait Ihc SM was um u dawn and ooscrvers paid invasion weather was ideal There was a low haze over the strait sister of his fatliers second wife NO INQUEST PLANNED COUNCIL BLUFFS inquest will be held into the death of John M Bride r3 switchman killed beneath ihe o wheels of a caboose here Tuesday Ihe horcshi Coroner Jack Tyler said Fridw one Ml Blast Blows Out 15 Windows in Goodell Smithys Shop s Iowa Woman Beaten by 2 Robbers in Home IDA GROVE Anna Matlack 80 still was in a liospi lal here Friday receiving treat ment for injuries indicted by Iwo men she said beat bound and robbed her in her home here Sun was heard day Sheriff L W Kuhl said an empty billfold found on the floor icnsl nil of of Mrs Matlacks home after he Luckily no assulants left had contained very I Millie money i He added that the Royal Dutch j navy which is cooperating with i the British navy also would be i swelled by one of Ihc destroyers Britain received in the naval base i deal with the United States i The spokesman said also that the Netherlands fleet air arm now has been equipped with modern machines lie said the larger part of She navy escaped to England at the time of the invasion of Holland Mrs Amelia Malcom ot ge cs Cal and Mrs Schmidt of Rockford tlandchildrcn Lo An Minnie and 1C LONDON Kingsley Wood chancellor of the exchequer declared Friday night that Brit ains need of money for war weap ons is imperative He announced two new types of war securities The page petition filed in dis i trict court here Friday bv Blylhc MarkIcy Rule Dibble and Cernev and Lnwrll I Forbes local attor neys makes the asser tions In February Gobel houht hares of the 14408 shares of Decker common stock outslaim i and by Maich 1335 owned all but four shares of the common I stuck February i uobel had outstanding S2 if gold notes for which the Decker shares were partial security and at all times material hereto Gobel had insufficient re sources available to pay the Gobel The chan eilor praised notes at isirra rte Vws basis of S404 to the pound on national war bonds and other types of public loans to the cov i ernment j But ask for more he added I One of the two new issues two land one half per cent national i war bonds will go on sale Jan 2 VTC I l8 They will be issued at par AiNJb PASS Ore will be repayable at par on stormtroubled telephone I Aug 15 1948 or if the fiovcrnincn 1 to gives notice on or after Julv is Drive Sadly to Funeral Rites But Its a Wedding lime of the invasion of Holland ii a mcssSc to Klam Rvcs notice cm or after Julv is and that only three gunboats and Jv alls of Miss Margaret 1946 two minelayers were lost in action I LlCnlr lhcv responded with A new security culled per at that time some drove the 110 miles cent savings bond 105565 will they on sale Jan a 1941 sidebyside Janes Fighting Ships au thoritative British naval hand book reported in 1939 that the Netherlands had four cruisers afloat ranging from 3350 tons to 6G70 tons and three under construction two of them of 8 350 tons and one of 3350 tons In addition this source said the Netherlands had eight dc slroycrs with four abuilding 12 torpedo boats will 32 abuild ing 21 submarines with nine abuilding and even gunboats abuilding plus numerous other auxiliary vessels heard amid laughter why shes going to be married Further Improvement in Bagleys Condition Iirends of Willis G C Bagley Iowa treasurer of state learned Friday that there was still turtner improvement in his condition fol lowing his illness Tuesday night Mr Bagley was still at his apart ment in DCS Moines it was slated with the national war bonds These also will be isued at par and will be repaid at par on Aug 15 19G5 or if the government gives notice on or after Aug 15 1955 The bonds will be issued through the Bankof England thenextension without selling interests in Deckers In November 1D33 negotiations were started vilh Armour and company for the sale of Deckers by Gobcl bcciiiise of the necessity of meeting he maturity of the notes These negotiations were delayed and impeded by ibe de fendant in order that they might profit persurially In February Iftfa AMJIOUIand company olfcrcd S2GOOOOO cash for tlic Deckei assets but the offer was turned down by Gobels di rectors on March 15 ID35 On Aug 15 1935 the Mason City plant was sold to Armour for 000 Sclby Decker and Duffield de layed the sale by representing to the other directors of Gobcl that the local was worth move AUTO SKIDS OX ICE GLENWOOD Minn vold Strovick 55 St Paul plant ove I Jt actually was and was suf I Ilclcnt to back a debt I be 1CfUndillg of lhc x urgcd any m night Hs automobile skidding on nc but them an icy highway collided with a wluch tl cv a by CIarctlce i vulh ;