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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa H 1ST MEM ART OEPT or NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY LTHE BRIGHT SPOT 4 VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 1941 THIS PASER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 97 Shadow or No Shadow The Garden Club Is Getting Ready for Seed Planting Time RICE IS RATIONED IN JAPAN Me Ado of 78 Former Senator Dies The photographer wegt put looking for a ground hog since Sun day is ground hog day He came back with a picture of Charles F Weaver 212 Louisiana avenue southeast president ot the Mason City Garden club who doesnt believe in ground hog day supersti tions and so has to find some other way to decide whether or not to put away his garden tools again or leave them out for an early start in the yard Regardless of weather its time for studying seed catalogs hesaid Lock photo Kayenay engraving MOTHER BURNED WEYGANDSAYS WAS LEADER IN CAPITALS LIFE FOR LONG TIME Secretary of Treasury in World War Period Is Heart Attack Victim William Gibbs McAdoo 78 chairman of the American Presidents lines and for mer senator from California diet about 9 a m CST Saturday from a heart attack McAdoo who also was secre tary of the treasury during the World war wys named head the shipping line shortly after he was defeated for renomination by Sheridan Downey in the 1938 Cal ifornia democratic primary Downey succeeded him in thesen ate 3Irs McAdoo and a daughter illrs Bricc Clagett of Washing ton were with him at the time of his death The former senator was stricken during Hie night at his hotel apartment and was removed to Gatfield hospital where he died McAdoo was a colorful figure ii Washington official and social cir cles for more than a quarter of a century In 1935 at Ihe age of 72 Mc Adoo was married to Miss Dori Cross 26 year old public healtl nurse This was his third marriage His first wife Sarah Iloustoui Fleming died in 1912 She ha borne him six children Two years Iowa Woman Returns to Blazing Bedroom to Other Children DES MOINES Jack Arlaud 28 was burned severely early Saturday when she raced through flames to rescue her youngest child Jerry 13 months from Ills crib After carrying Jerry outdoors the mother returned to the blaz ing bedroom of her home to snatch up Judy 2 and arouse her other two children Jack Jr 9 and Joyce 7 She then was taken to a hospital for treatment of head and shoulder burns The babys hair was singed off The other chilren were not hurt Cause of the five which des troyed the babys crib and dam aged flooring and walls was not determined Her husband is a night special officer for the American district telegraph com pany and was not at home when the fire broke out HEADS PROPOSED CHAPTER DES IVIplNES Swan ot Atlantic Iowa was named Sat urday to head a proposed Iowa chapter of the Military Order of the World War an organiza tion composed of United States World war officers Pleads to Half Million French African Troops to Accept Armistice ALGIERS French North Africa Via Maximc Weygancl appealed Saturday to some half million French African soldiers under his command to lay out of the war to accept the armistice with Germany as final and to support the national revo ution of Marshal Philippe Petain I appeal to you he said not to leave the path of order and discipline which would only mean he destruction ot Prance and peril for all who take part in this undertaking Wcygand spoke by radio in an wer to Gen Charles de Gaulle leader of the free French forces which are fighting on as Britains allies who from London Friday night called upon the French North African forces to help complete the conquest of Libva by attacking the Italians from the vest Weygands broadcast was made over a station controlled by the Vichy government It was picked up in the United Stales by CBS The Weather FORECAST IOWA Farlly cloudy west and north cloudy southeast rain ex treme southeast Saturday night and Sunday slightly warmer ex treme northwest Saturday nisrlit MINNESOTA Fair west and south cloudy northeast some what colder north Saturday night Sunday fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 35 minimum Friday niht 10 At 8 a m Saturday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 26 whosecabinet he served as hea of the treasury Two daughtci were bornto them WILLIAM GIBBS McADOO nauguratibn of President Roose ielt on Jan 20 and was prescn it the presidents birthday bal ast Thursday night Friends sairf he had been in good health recently and that th jttack came on suddenly Onl Wednesday McAdoo had a con IcrciKc with President Roosevel WIDOW OF MACADOO IS FORMER IOWAN OAKLAND Iowa fP The widow of formerSenator William ibbs McAdoo who died Saturday in Washington is the former Dor is I Cross of Oakland A public health service nurse in Washing ton she became the senators third wile in 1935 when he was 72and she 26 AID TO BRITAIN GETS SUPPORT OF YOUNG GOP Fostering of Any Independent Groups by National Party Opposed DES Young Re publican National federation con vention Saturday approved a res olution favoring every possible military and economic aid to the democracies consistent with build ing our own national defense and our determination to stay out of war The vote was 205 to 165 The resolutions committee of the federation made its report to the convention floor at a noon session delayed two hours by ar guments over the resolution draft ing Leahy Presents Credentials The national defense resolu tion favored an allout TJiiitctl effort first to build our own na tional defenses It asked that congress take such action as it deems necessary o achieve these ends including he granting ot emergency execu ive powers with specific provision nade for the return of any power ranted as soon as the emergency ended and that congress retain ts constitutional powers over the purse and declaration of war This provision follows roughly the outline laid down in an ad dress Friday by former Gov ernor Raymond E Baldwin of iUcAdoo stepped from the sen ale to the chairmanship of the Dollar Steamship Lines Inc which later was reorganized un der government supervision into the American Presidents lines The common stock of the laf tnr company is controlled by the Maritime commission His salary was 325000 a year McAdoo was a candidate in 19201 1934 for the democratic presidential lomination which Gov James of Ohio won on the 44th ballot Then in the famous 1924 demo cratic convention in Madison Square Garden New York Mc Adoo led for a long time but Gov A Smith of New York battled Liim to a deadlock John Davis was selected as a compromise F R ACCUSATION nominee that time than 100 ballots after more Denies Having Said Nazis Would Dominate Europe Inevitably WASHINGTON HJi Senatoi Wheeler DMont declared Sat urday that he he did not say in or at any other time thai nazi domination of Europe inevitable a statement attri buted to him Friday by Presiden Rodsevelt In response to press conference questions the president snid he had been advised by the late Wil liam Dodd former ambassador to Germany that Wheeler an out spoken critic of the administra tions Britishaid bill voiced this MAXIME WEYGAND to Soldiers In 1932 SIcAdoo had his re venge He swung his against Smith and threw a crucialbloc of votes to Frank lin D Roosevelt That same year McAdoo ran for the sen ate from California ami with the support of Mr Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst was swept into office lie served only one term beinf defeated for rcnomination in 1938 by Senator Sheridan Downey McAdoo then became chairman of the American President Steam ship lines During his early career McAdoo practiced law in New York City In 1303 he became president of the Manhattan Hudson railroad formed to drill a tunnel under the Hudson river lo connect New York City and New Jersey by railroad The tubes were com pleted in seven years at a cost of S72000000 It was in 1022 lhat McAdoc moved to California practicing law ii Los Angeles and taking an active part in the stales politics He continued to spend much time in Washington however even aft er his retirement from the senate in 1938 He was a familiar figure at capita social and official func tions He attended the third term Admiral William Leahy United States ambassador to France presented his credentials to Marshal Philippe Petain left in Pavillion Scvfgnc at Vicliy France Admiral Leahy native of Hampton Iowa succeeds William C Bullitt as ambassador to France for the U S Petain Appears to Be Able to Hold Of f Nazi Diplomacy By J W T MASON United Press War Expert Marshal Petain and Hitler are now fighting the second battle of France with the French position stronger at pves opinion at a dinner party in 193 or 1935 Wheeler now recovering fron influenza at the home of Ambas sador Joseph P Kennedy in Flor da said in a statement issuec through his office here that thi despottile atlcmpt lo dis credit me because I stand imal1 j tcrably for American peace and against the entry of the United Slates into any foreign war This slanderous attack on attributed to a dead ab solutely false This is the second time that the president has assailed me per sonally the Montana senator de clared The first time occurred after I branded the lendleasegive bill as the new deals AAA for eign policy to plow every fourth American boy under European or African soil This time I am attacked be cause in my humble way I will not cease warning the American people that Ihe foreign policy of Ibis administration is taking the United Slates not ours into a war that is al federation recognize and ap prove the right of labor to col lective bargaining peaceful pick eting and to assert its rights in a legal American way Action of the convention smashed a revolt which had been threat ened against the leadership of Wendell L Willkie because of his indorsement of the British aid bill However ihe antiWillkic forces were given a concession in another resolution approved by the convention It opposed the republican partys fosterine of any independent organizations such as the dent clubs The convention after a demand for a roll call vote adopted the complete resolutions committees report 205 to 160 Another last minute resolution drawn into the report recom mended consideration of a mid westerner for the republican na tional chairmanship In the even tuality that Representative Jo seph W Martin RMass re signs Martin announced recently that he would resign next month This resolution and the one jaling with the leaselend bill appeared to draw the sharpest opposition from the floor It was an eastern bloc which forced over the demand for a roll call on adoption Retiring Chairman Donald W Hornbeck of Cleveland Ohiotold the convention of the financial difficulties facing the young republican group and de clared we must be independent of the senior national commit tee He said he had been told by national headquarters that the young republican group as a whole didnt mean a thing and MASON 2 ACTRESSES ILL LOS ANGELES victims Saturday included Mar Dietrich and Actress Mar joric Uambcau who became ill while vacationing in Mexico and was sent to bed on her arrival home said no national money was forth coming John Robsion of Kentucky who vantage since the French capitu lation seven months ago The crux of the present conflict between Vichy and Berlin is Germanys inability to overcome Britains power at sea and Italys desperate situ ation in the face of the British army in north Africa Killer is trying to force France to come to the rescue of the axis which Marshal Petain refuses to do Germany wants control oC the French fleet and wishes to send nazi troops lo Frcnch north Africa The Germans believe that if the French warships were to pass into their hands they could be united with the Italian fleet and thereby change the naval situation in the war The French navy still is pow erful especially in cruisers de Iroyers and submarines If it xvere put under German orders Great Britain would have to in crease her sea strciiRlh in the Mediterranean considerably keep control of that waterway To do that British warships in Ihe Atlantic would have to be de pleted That would mean a decline in the British convoy strength fot food ships and might also rcsul in weakening British naval powe in home waters The resulting complication would be to the advantage of th axis even though in the end there is reason to believe Great Britain would be able to meet the menace Since Ihe beginning of the war the British have put into service several new first class batleships and a number of cruisers and aux iliary craft of sufficient strength to balance the French licet in a night be changed in Libya which jomids Tunisia on the east At least this seems to be Hie only way Germany ran have any expectation of trying o save Mussolinis position in north Af At best the possibility of axis success in this endeavor does lot look too good because of the imc element but there is little else Germany can do Marshal Petain however has Uiven public veto to any such en terprise Under the terms of Die irmistice the French fleet is im nobilized and the area of France occupied by the Germans is strictly limited and does not in clude African territory The aged marshal thus holds the rump card If Hitler were to break the armistice terms arbitrarily he would be in difficulties Most of the French fleet is supposed to be in African ports out of reach of the Germans and General Weygand has several hundred thousand armed French soldiers in Africa ready to strike BASIC FOOD OF MOST WORKERS IS NOW LIMITED Huge War Budget Is Approved in Tokio With Broadened Aims Hinted BY UNITED PRESS Japan Saturday imposed a ra tioning system upon rice Thai brief word Worn the Ori ent tapped the news from the worlds war of new bombardments ot the Dover coast by Gorman long range cannon heavy lighting west of Derna in Libya of new tension in Vichy where drasticGerman demands are feared Rice is the basis of Japanese economy It is the basic often ihe sole her mil lions of workers V Imjiosillon of rationing upon his vital ingredient of Japa nese life brought into sharp relief the heavy drain and in creasinsr stress of the lone years of warfare In China and the new efforts by Japan tn mobilize her forces for new blows toward the south Pacific The announcement that ra tioning had been imposed upon rice was coupled with nesvs that SI115824000 budget for army and navy expenses had been ap proved by the cabinet Japanese economy has been known lo be suffering severely from the accumulative effect of the long efforts to settle what is called in Tokio the China inci dent If any Japanese workers have escaped the impact of the long war the rice ration will bring it home vividly It was admitted in Tokio that the order was occasioned by a continuedrice shortage Commits Suicide by Strangling Himself TiPTON m 73 a former Nebraskan strangled to death il lie home of his sislcr Airs Matilda at Durant Fri day night Coroner A M McCor mick said Stack fastened four strands of binder twine to a bed post and laid face downward on the bed as the strands tightened around his neck lie said Stack had been in poor health Ice Carnival Continues Despite Weathermans Sabotage P ST PAUL but the weather man cooperated Saturday in opening the 1941 St Paul winter carnival As 25000 marchers 56 drum corps and bands and 37 floats turned out for the opening day parade rivulets of melting snow crept across the line of march Sculptured snow and ice en tered in the carnivals first com petitive event shrank from finely chiseled figures into dripping lumps The famed ice palace dropped King Boreas carnival spired in his fur cape and cap Carnival officials figured they had been sabotaged by the weather man who gave them a spring thaw instead ot normal zero temperatures And all the forecaster could promise was more of the same A year ago on Ihe opening carnival day the temperature was three below zero At l a m Saturday Ihe mercury stood al 25 and WRS going up rapidly The high reading Friday was 41 degrees Most seriously threatened by the weather mans defection was the great 5000 ton ice pal ace in Como park where King Boreas was scheduled to begin his reign over the nineday fes tival For two while the sun has shone brightly water has trickled down the fivc stovy house ot ice Never car nival officials said has the sun shone on the ice palace with such a vengaiicc Clem Scully contractor who constructed the palace of 20 000 ice cakes said one more dav of thawing might mean the end of the spectacular display It will Sake more than slushy weather however lo spoil the fun The carnival will continue city officials said even though skating rinks may be sub merged by inches of water and the dog sled drivers may be hard put lo find enough snow fur their S400 snow kings dog derby Sunday keynoted the convention pleaded for party unity and criticized President Roosevelt for selling us down the river because of some of his friends across the water Im awfully suspicious of our president lie said Im sorry for the Ethiopians Im sorry for everybody Im sorry for myself But I can only settle my own problems Robsion declared that 1 am terrible opposed to being a wet nurse for every oppressed group in the world Robbers Take Sell Choice Wine WASHINGTON men entered Henry Kal liquor store lied him up robbed him of S85 that isnt all Katz la mented lo police One of them od a customer a gallon of my choice wine for 25 cents major sea battle Nevertheless Hitlers only pos sible hope of trying lo do somc thing against ihe relentless stranglehold of the British navy is to get control of the French war ships If he can do that he will tyave some scope al least for new activities If in addition Hitler obtains Vichyjs permission send troops to French North Africa he will have made a gesture of assistance to his hardptif ing ally To try lo set an ade quate number of divisions across the Mediterranean however would seem difficult with the British fleet commanding the sea Usc ot the French fleet in con junction with the Italian appears lo offer the only hope ot accomp lishment Jf despite all obstacles a number of German divisions with mechanized units and sup plies were to be landed in Tunisia it is possible that the situation LOOK INSIDE FOR AlF M LANDON Fears F R Powers in Lendlease Bill PACK 2 North lowans Will Get S U I Degrees PAGF 8 JAPANESE PLANS HI AY BE BROADENED At the same time there was no indication Hint these grave eco nomic implications had served lo place n brake upon the ever broadening plans ot the Japanese military and naval commands Rome reported Saturday that Japanese military intervention in tile Singapore zone is imminent echo of exis emphasis on Japans role as a threat to British and United Slates intercsls in ihe far east Only Friday the British gover nor of Malaya warned ot the im minent threat of war in that re gion jManv believe lhat the ground work for a Japanese offensive in the South Pacific is now beinsr laiii in the peace HERO tiations Eoinf fonyard under Japanese sponsorship between Thailand and French Indo China The suspicion is that Japan will win concessions from both parties to the negotiation which will place her military and naval forces firmly installed north of Singa pore in a posilion lo attempt to fkuik that great bastion of British Slack j tar eastern power from Ihe land side VicSiy has liiuted that the price of Japanese intervention in the Thailand war will be aviation rights in southern Indo China and possible1 use of the uncompleted Prcnch naval base of Caniranh This would leave only a vestige of French authority in what was before last June tlic star ot the French colonial empire in the far east Thailand is expected tn most nf tltr French territory now occupied and even today in corporated 37 I n d o Chinese towns under her rule Her price o Japan presumably will be military toopcration in what ever further plans arc devised in Tokio Against t h c s c developments stands Chiiiii Foreign Minister Wang Chung Hui said at Chungking Saturday that Chinas war against Japan is but part of the worldwide conflict between the axis powers and democratic governments He said that China was determined to fight on but that the United Stales must provide her with increasing arms and supplies Pussiaii aid he said was di minished recently due to the closing of supply roules but he insisted lhat Chinas relations with Russia continue cordial This statement was directed against re ports circulated recently that fric tion is increasing between China aiid Russia and that signature of a RutsoJapaiicsc nonagression i pact might mean the end of Rus I sian aid to China KIJROPEAX WAR I CONTINUES IN PATTERS i The war in Europe and Africa held ti pattern I British trotips in Libya lovijzht to break a line formed by 6000 Ital ;