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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NEW YEARS EDITION u OtPT o DCS Htsr wc A tut OEPT of IOWA COM DCS UQiHS3 U m i NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS NEIGHBORS IW HOME EDITION Looking at Mason City MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT HEAR MESSAGE OF ROOSEVELT President to Confer With Leaders Before Completing Address i W3S lndtated at the te house Tuesday probably mil discuss in his annual message to congress next Monday a plan Mason City looks good to me said the French movie actress Olympe Bradna as she stood on the platform of the Roek Island Rocket at the one cfay lasi local station summer Twentyseven thousand Ma with her knqwv it has been aneveritf ill ear for year for Here are sonic of the im portant Mason City events of the year as presented in this Neiv Years edition 1 iIasm City participates 1 dcfellse Pages f Mason City winsslatc basket O fllason City on air line voles bonds for airport Page 9D J Spence writes One Foot in Heaven the storyof Doctor William H Spence former iUason City pastor Page D first section V 5 Mason Cityan presidential can date in1940 Page gC 6Berjr Bnrtis traffic deaths stun community Page llBI Mason City passes 27000 mark census Page gB imo that he not think the president had decide whether to go into U in detail or oniy in a generll wat AV details for submission At any rate he said the proposal will eo before congress soon after the start of he session Jan 3 X Early discussed Mr Roosevelts j press conference Hfe said that the chief executive hac not yet started writing it and thai undobutedly he would confer v congressional leaders before personally delivers it to a joint sesson of the senate and the house at the conference on an City Jour uiatvarious interested ah aid allies for keeping America war in the interest of na tional unity and reform into an Yholelleavtedly behind the Early replied that he hoped the C1is contagious On another aspect of defense de elopments the presidential secre ary asserted that some nevvs Eenat0ri arent con jsed they are confusing about statement in a address Sunday night that u uncan force vould be sent abroad i confusion femark was made by Early when a reporter observed that some and senators had said they were confused about the presidents statement and wondered whether 0 KGLO eels mtrcascin poivcr Plans expansion for Page i i A Permits issued for 133 rnSTc Masqn o e armed forces including the navy and manne corps would bt sent abroad or whether it applied only to the armj wea com reactin to the Sun 5fi t saidHc intimated hat that address might tie in with he annual message There were SQITie he which the e wh executive could not crowd hls alk and ideas were 10 Cily sc amons in retail Iowa ties Not only tfcat but 1940 summar ies of the state national amrmter natronal news are presented such m most unporlant 1940 stories of the war Page 5C The 10 biffKeststories of the year he United stales Page The 10 Wggesi events in North Iowa during 1940 Page 7CX Japanese Are Unable to Get More Friendly Relations With Russia By H O THOMPSON 1 TOKIO URjapan has fered an important diplomatic de feat in its attempt to effect more friendly relations with Russia it was repotted Tuesday The government was expected to announce soon the renewal for one year of its modus vivendi or Jempprary agreement with Russia for fishing concessions off the Si berian coast iiat de Senator Wheeler DMont in outspoken disagreement wj th President Roosevelt Tuesday on the question of peace in Europe urged that the United States for an i oa statement that this nation had no VQOUH uj encouraae peace under existing circum YEARS APART New Years Birthdays iHTfif ir 1941 TO BRING NAZIS VICTORY Liars Club UsesFlatcars to Haul Tales BURLINGTON Wis so tall some had to be hauled in on flatcars like telephone poles vied for a place Tuesday in liie annual contest for the worlds champion liar chosen by thc Bur lington Liars club Inc i Denounces Democracies and Denies Axis Has World Conquest Designs j to BERLIN WAdolf Hitler de nounced t h e democracies a n d their capitalistic workings in a gears message Tuesday and promised his IS41 would bring against all odds forces that them victorv God up to now has placed the stamp of approval on our battle he told the mizl party and people m a long New Years message to In a briefer message lus fighting men he promised that the year 1941 will brills completion of the srrcatest vic tory of our history Although he made no mention m either message of President Roosevelt Sunday night speech calling for increased war aid from the United States to Britain some observers saw his forecast as an answer to the president In his broadcast President Roosevelt said I believe that the axis powers are not going to win this war I base that belief on the latest and best Without mentioning Roosevelt h lathed J nz domination his own had no such designs Such statements lie called in famous lies On the contrary e said world conquering nations declared war on Germany The German press commented Tuesday on Presi dent Roosevelts speech in cv Plosivc editorials timed to co incide with Hitlers message Nevertheless there were dec laractions that Germany would not permit herself to get unduly excited or be provoked Many of the most influential Papers emphasized the United States presidents alleged core sponsibility for the siart of the war and his responsibility for its prolongation In a sort of while paper Hit ler outlined the course of the war justifying end step Germany has taken against TConvay into the low countries and ultimately the aerial bombardment of Britains cities He declared Britain bombed German cities 1n criminal night attacks for ee d months despite Germanys warn Then he snitl Germany opened now the war must go on to more than 5000 entries There are no bottle necks i our industry President O C Hulett asserted from beneath a pack of lies If the preparedness program could only move into pro duction on the scale of our con test we wouldnt have to worry about shipping planes to England Insitle of a month we could just sink them one on top of the other until we had a bridge across the and then cart the rest over in trucks Gilbert A Hardier vice presi dent and a lawyer took out a salt cellar rind passed it to the other L J Slang secretary treasurer and storekeeper and E J Coolc another lawyer Each quickly swallowed several grains and went back to work From i sampling the 1940 crop of tall talcs promised to bc up to p3r For instance theres Albert T Davis Zanesvillc Ohio and his coon dog Old Lead Some doubt seemed to have arisen over the hounds aptitude at following a cold traii So Davis said he took him out one night this fall and before you could say papilionaceous ws in tllen 1 He under BAD WEATHER GROUNDS NAZI BRITISH FLYERS English Say Sting of German Night Raids to Be Removed by Spring In Ihc Balkan war the Greeks reported Tuesday the capture ot more than 1000 new prisoners and said strong Italian counterattacks had been smashed despite the fact that Premier Mussolinis legions were fighting with renewed V GrLCCi lliffhl said Alpine ski troops attacked bv Orcek advance forces had kicked off their skis and scat tcred l0Ipv lalUm higl1 command Jiowevcr asserted fascist trooiW had inflicted considerable lS on he Greeks in local fighting Bad weather on both sides of the English Channel kept British G bombers alike d and ushered in ast day 1940 quietlv but amid forocasis of still more lAten Warfarc j Not a single Gorman raider was reported over Britain do lhc hcal1 Lo11 don ablaze 1 tremendous assault tlic night before And llc jtAF urged by Lon natPh F ne patch of a new ambassador to Mofow to seek a complete new diplomaticdeal Japan has faS to make progress it was under stood raised thc peace ques C lion during a radio broadcast Won day night which was frankly cdU f whrf the gencral r executive out lined to the nation Sunday Unicd States thc Montana senator further de clared is no longer trudginz along road to war We are dont be fooled Wheeler FORECAST IOWA Occasional snow north and ram south Tuesday nieht day illNNESOTAr Occasional snow Tuesday night and Wed nesday colder Wednesday night IN MASON CITY weather statis Hopson Convicted of Fraud of 20 Million NEW YORK C Hopson cxutmties titan was convicted in federal court Tues fraud in thc alleged defrauding of the Associated fas ann r this morning Des Moines Omaha and Mount Ayr a traceSioux City 09 oT an inch Charles City Iowa Falls 12 Dubuquo 13 ison City 07 and Davenport of S20 of m of the chairman foreign war commit at a press confeTnce u already rebuffed one nazi proffer ol JUSt tlrms this he said a peace con ference still could be arranged if the admi would ap the administration prove Marhsalls assertions were chal lenged almost immediately ft a vhich dcprtmcnt announcement had been milled to this EOVErntnent J A sub Si 2 31 1 inch inch Minimum 1AUUUj At g a m Tuesday Snow Prccip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall n Extended Forecast mGO fore SSL IOF tno 13 4 02 25 K 1 averase iiear c cept below normal Minnesota and soa an Mild Tuesday night We5nesday colder Thursday and Friday and by Wednesday mght m Mnnesola Iowa and nenormlSC icar normal found him guil 7 IB mail fraud counts hut acquitted him of the sinle con sprcy count in the indictment LIGHTslw FALLS IN IOWA Pavements in State Shppery Rain at Some Points Reported jand the weather bu Predicted that the New Year Prinp daw in hovl erme around the freezing mark Tuesday morning degrees above nor ler readings are cv night the bu said Mixed rain and snow were rc harf had and rain len were reported slippery and somewhat hazardous and warnmes went out that a drop n emperaturc to the below freezing i anen would bring an jcc coat rai that cxtr UJU UIKJJ sioppeci under cut down the Rri Lcads Ability as a cold Huch 1 trailer was established for al Ufih time In the hollow tree said Davi ivas the skeleton of a coon P Zelenac Tacoma Wash ille title he ontc ield with his explanation for the GaUopins the big Tacoma bridge His investigation he said disclosed that the piers were built on the ack of one of the Puget Sound uitlcs asleep m the mud Anyone familiar with Puget Sound turtles vnowslhat construction and use of the nuge span would bother the uig Icllow not one whit move Han a scratch of tin Lizzie Ac cording to Zelenac however it appeared that on the dav of the now famous accident old hiccuPrsslakciibyabadof ASSESSORTTO GET PSYCHOLOGY Method of Approach to Uncover Taxable Moneys Is Suggested I f I the i i In 194J Uc German army SIB iSSSSJS XtS arnied Their blows will demolish the he war criminals and thus bring about preconditions lor real ports Chief Marshal Sir who arrived in that the weight German night been is enroute w f enroute to where he will dis Sai S an s learned it Think Weather Seat Nazi Plan LONDON planncl o set hie jjujconaiiions peoples undcrstandinE among Deeplystirred Germans wore SOttmg Hitlers New Yearl gjetu rprt mc as ey werc reading the energetic reactions to Hoosevelts talk Then nnrii jt f fuehrers jj GlVEV fTiiatical ri SH3si ws iai report of road ot i rom two inches to a trace of wet snow fell during the night in all sections north of U S 30 Ra was reported south of U S 30 Light snow still falling in the north central northeast and east cental sections Highways north j were quite slippery esday morning South of U S pavements are wet and slushy Temperature about 32 above Bagley Returns to Work in Statehouse After Brief Illness DBS MO IKES Treasurer G C Baglcy of S Son PlK lhc Instead say Lets see 1 say iers see uhat bonds corporation stock to o n e y m the bank mortgacs etc you have or own Money and creditsare taxed at ar Six IniIIs on dot iar or per of A new have fa ll was oms avc carried oullhe ructivc raid of the ver invasion was i0 SSS Sunday weather continued iMonday and and thc air forces r Usual car urge at a meeting here Monday of the M re onay of the Montgomery county Farm Bureau repeal ol i u en rev declared because Germany stands for in Cation each year o clock Sunday nighl the German command ordered an oack to base LUU its bombers H was tlic weather mgh illness Christmaseve period taken ill and medium weight He lives in a middlesized house m a middleclass farming community of the His hobbies are outdoor sports Ho in the United State drink a Plpe docs not Neither rich nor poor fat nor lean all nor short he might be a S or e migh a Smith a Jones or a Brown him u ves but for obvious rea of Minnesota one ever called him Emil demand and changed his first name night th nds uew cars cve s n and private homes he night he will cinerno from and his name wfll echo around the world His name Happy New Year a There is nothing to report George sent a Monday night to Sir Wit tenson lord mayor the in hi ayor o the expressing his sympathy vith ancient district in its looses Jiven aside from the citys sses svave that Th of thc ;