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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1941, Mason City, Iowa H4RLOH E R msr utu AR DEPT OF M01 HES COMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME M i s r w e DEP r of WO I I A ART I C A A COUP I A HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT J1TY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY SECTION ONE NO 101 1ST BRITISH AID AMENDMENT LOSES Italian Colonists Flee as British to Prolong War SUCCESSES BYGuardund GREEKS CAUSE FASCIST GLOOM Motorized Columns Are Reported Withdrawing From Fortified Bengasi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Panicstricken Italian colonists cuevroici were reported fleeing before the MIcr British in Premier Mussolinis giUESitoVVSi dwindling North African empire L p Thursday as aerial scouts told of seeing fascist motorized columns withdrawing from Bengasi and ulackshirted troops falling back posthaste on the east Libyan stronghold JTresh Greek successes in Al bania announced in Athens plunged Italys war effort into further gloom Dispatches from the Libyan desert battlefront said that Gen Sir Archibald P Wivclls troops were pressing westward alone the Mediterranean coast at a pace which would bring them to the gales of Bengasi within 48 hours Bengasi 325 miles from the Colfee Pot Cate S i R Chevrolet Co B iB Shoe Store BasjBee Shoe Repair Cerro Gordo Maytlr Co Town Talfc Caie forth Motor A Friend Crane Co Midlrnd Investment Co Hamilton School of Comme Don J Flliisrald Egyptian border had been her alded as the site for a probable major defense by Marshal Rodolfo Grazianis retreating armies It was not immediately clear wheth er the withdrawal motorized columns signalled abandonment ot the town jLatest reporte put the British sweepinjTfqrward day clip TANK ATTACKS BY ITALIANS FRUSTRATED In the Greekrltalian war an Athens spokesman declared that the Greeks had smashed two fas cist counterattacks in the Adriatic coastal sector and that the Italians were Jailing back in contusion abandoning dead and wounded on the field of battle The Greeks said that Italian lank attacks had been frustrated and that the fascists had been driven from positions of great strategic importance if if Bayonetwielding Greek troops it was said drove the Italians Irom an unidentified village cap turing 148 prisoners a storehouse loaded with munitions and quan tities of machineguns mortars rifles and materials Torrential rains swept the fighting front STEADY ADVANCES MADE IN ERITREA The British reported steady ad vances by their other armies on Africas farflung Eri trea in Ethiopia and in Italian Somaliland South African troops were said to have diven 60 miles inside Somaliland from British Kenya In Eritrea the Italians were said by the British to have abandoned vehicles supplies and arms in their retreat toward Asmara Eritrean capital The Italians were reported planting road mines in an effort to hold up the British 3VAZI BOMBERS STRIKE AT LONDON SOUTH ENGLAND German bombers struck at Lon donand southern England Wed nesday night in a short but inten sive raid The British officially classed the attacks as light One hotel in the London area was set afire but the flames soon were controlled without casualties There were casualties however on the citys outskirts when bombs smashed several houses before liic occupants had a chance to lake shelter Bad weather cut short the Ger man attacks and prevented the RAF from making any major for ties over Germany the British reported The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy bccominjr fair considerably colder Thursday night Friday fair colder ex treme east 3IINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday colder Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday XI Minimum Wednesday niirhl 10 At 8 a m Thursday 10 Al p m Thnrcilay 13 Snow racc YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 20 1 Previously Keporltd SiiQOO First Nalionil SUndard Oil Co Iowa SUlc Brnd Cremtries Alice FurleJrh Martha FatUe resre Vrc to 51 lerensons Bouchard jenrrlr Service Shoe Repair Shop United Citar Store E F Vaughn federal Fruit Market jj Kdmund I Dun H W Orilc TOTAL 2DW JUGil 110 IUU Id Oil xoa 1IHI 100 1000 W 1300 80 I DO SOO I DO 1IIW1 I HO 100 100 00 53900 That Mason City and the many other North Iowa communities from which their men are drawn dp have a deep appreciation of the three National Guard companies being demonstrated in a big way A special mess fund being raised rase lor the local troopers who will be inducted into federal service next Monday was just short the mark Thursday It is hoped that a Iota of at least 31200 will be achieved by Monday night for formal presen tation to the commanding officers of the three companies in con nection with the induction cere rr i The money raised will be ex pended for the purpose ot making happier and more comfortable the local soldier s training period at Camp Claiborne Louisiana dur ing the year ahead A monthly statement and a yearend audit will be made to a special administrative committee named by the local chamber of commerce consisting of Harry w Odlo chairman JM C Lawson and Walter Bramhall All wishing to give a hand o this worthy cause should mail or small to National Guard Fund Cars GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa NAZIS SPURN WILLKIE TALK American on Way to U S From London Is Invited to Shoot Lions By LOUIS P LOCHXER BERLIN Ger man sources asserted Thursday that utterances such as that bv Wendeil L Willkie released Wed nesday in London should be re ceived only with contempt Willkie in a statement broad cast by the BBC after his de parture from London Wednes day said Tell the German peo ple that wc GermanAmericans reject and hate the aggression and lust for power of the pres ent German much attention to Willkies words since he is a private citizen Of one thing we arc sure they said Willkie would not have made this reference to hi German extraction before election Actually made a full state ment concerning hir German ancestry in his acceptance speech at Ehvood Ind last July SAYS HES READY TO SHOOT SOME LIOXS LISBON Portugal p vite hini on a jungle shooting par ty on his arrival in Bolama first stop on the southern air route to the United States Willkie de clsred I wouldnt mind killing a couple lions He lelt Lisbon at midnight 6 p m C S T Wednesday night as one of the pioneer passengers on a new trinsAtlantic plane route lo New York by way of Portuguese Guinea on Afri can west coast British and Puerto Rico Remove Bodies of Bomber Victims WINANT NAMED BYFRTOBE BRITISH ENVOY Many Other Diplomatic Appointments Also Are Announced by Roosevelt WASHINGTON I3 G Winanl former governor of New Hampshire was nominated by President Roosevelt Thursday to 8 VOTED NOT TO JOIN UNION Statentienf as Reports of Strike Are Heard Employes of the Chuck Lennan bakery voted at a meeting held at the plant Wednesday night not to join the truck drivers union Chuck Lennan president and gen eral manager announced Thurs day Eight out nf a total of 13 employes signed a petition to resign from membership or to refrain from joining or havinjf any dealings whatsoever ivith the union Mr Lennan stated The petition stated that we the undersigned employes hereby de clare that we are satisfied at the present time with wages hours and working conditions now ex isting between us and our em ployers and those of us who have membership or any other connec tions with local No 828 Interna tional Brotherhood of Teamsters Chauffeurs Warehousemen and Helpers of America hereby resign such membership and sever any and all connection whatsoever any of us havewith said local We also declare that we do not desire said union to represent us for collective bargaining or any other purposes We also declare that we sub scribe to this statement voluntari ly and that no coercion or threats of any kind were exercised by our employer in this matter Mr Lennan stated he called the meeting when he heard reports that efforts were being made to unionize the plant and to demand higher wages Mr Lennan presented the fin ancial condition of the company after seven months ot operation d asked employes lo cooperato with the firm in its efforts to be come established At the close of the mcctiue Mr Lcnnan left the petition in the roorn and walked nut aft er explaining that it iras tip 10 vou fellows whether you vjsii to join or nol After extended discussion of all employes eight signed the petition and five did not sign Four of these ie have not returned to work The meeting was attended by Joe Pease business agent of the general drivers union who Thurs day said the Lennan bakery was offered the same contract as had been signed by another local bakery Draftee Soys Too Early to Leave Kans of me ai draftees ordered to report at the railway station the morning your arrival at LOOK INSIDE FOR COL Says Suggestions of U S Invasion Fantastic PAGE 2 Series of North Iowa Robberies Confessed PAGE 7 RUMANIA GIVEN SEVERE CODE Death for Drawing Cartoons Against Government Provided By ROBERT ST JOHN BUCHAREST Rumania Passed by Military most severe criminal code in modem Rumanian history was an nounced Thursday by Premier General Ion Antoncscu providing such penalties death for draw ing anlisovernment cartoonand five lo 15 years at hard labor for singing political songs in the streets The code also establishes the death penalty for misappropria tion of more than in public funds and one to five years im prisonment for parents whose chil dren are convicted o crimes Pen alties equal to those for adults arc provided for children over 15 The prison terms are doubled for Jews communists and those of nonRumanian Ethnic origin Jlore than 20 crimes are made punishable by death within 10 hours after sentence is passed Among them aie promising to re distribute fortunes or to end taxa tion and engaging in any class The special punishment for communists was the first in Ru lian legal history He saying he was nol a ty and docs not wish to spilt any the so that order can be reestablished on immediately for us and our al i lies CANADIAN AIR CRASH KILLS 12 An liner Falls Mile Fi om Light Snow Was Falling WINNIPEG Manitoba transCanada airlines plane crashed to earth one mile from safety early Thursday killing 12 persons Nine of the dead were passengers the others the crew It was the worst disaster in Canadian aviation history The crash occurred some time after a m a m CST when the pilot Capt W E Twiss directing the craft from Montreal to Winnipeg advised the Arm strong airport 331 miles east of Winnipeg that lie was going to make a routine landing A light snow was falling at the time but flying conditions were not unfavorable according lo per sons at the airport who informed the civil aviation branch of the federal department of transport 2 U S Army Pursuit Planes Collide One Pilot Hurt Fatally FARM1NGDALE N Y Two army pursuit planes collided 2000 feet above this Long Island village Thursday killing a 2o year old pilot md injuring another who bailed out just in time to reach earth safely The pilots Lieutenants John 11 Eakin ol Mc Lean Va who was killed and Laycock 23 of Baton Rouge Hying in V lormalion a third lead plane when their two rear ships locked wings and nosed down ward IOWA WEATHER TO BE COLDER North Iowa Shippers Warned to Protect for 5 Below Temperatures DES M01NES weath er Bureau predicted colder weath er for Iowa as light snow flurries swirled down in several sections of the state The bureau warned shippers to su Great Britain P Kennedy ambassador to ceeding Joseph The nomination of the 51 year old former republican gover nor of New Hampshire was sent to the scnate alongwith sev eral other diplomatic appoint ments If Sf If These included Anthony J Drexel Biddle nf Pennsylvania now ambassador to Poland to serve also without ad ditional compensation as ambas sador to the exiled government in London of Belgium and as minis ter to the governments of Nor way and the Netherlands William Dawson of Minnesota now ambassador to Panama to become the first ambassador to Uruguay heretofore a ministerial post Edwin C Wilson of Florida now minister to Uruguay to become ambassador to Panama Clearance E Gauss of Connect icut now minister to Australia to become ambassador to China Nelson T Johnson of Oklahoma now to te corne minister to Australia Bert Fish of Florida now min ister to Egypt to become minisler to Portugal Herbert C Pell Rhode Is land nowminister to Portugal to become minister to Hungary suc ceeding John Montgomery re signed Alexander Kirk ol Illinois now embassy counselor at Rome to become minister to Egypt J Pierrepont JUoffat of New Hampshire now minister to Can ada to serve additionally without extra compensation as minister to the exiled government of Luxem bourg now established in Canada IVinaiifs appointment to the London post had been expected for several weeks Its announce ment was believed to have hecn delayed because the presi dent wanted lo five Harry L Hopkins his personal represen tative time to wind up his work in London Hopkins went abroad as a sort of unofficial envoy to serve until an ambassador was named Although republican Winant be came associated with the new deal several years ago President Roosevelt chose him to be the first chairman of the social security board a position wliicli he re signed in 1936 to defend the agen cy against republican attack dur ing tile presidential campaign JOHN G WINANT to Britain night and zero to five above else where in the state The mercury ranged downward Uednesday night to a low of 10 degrees at Mason City H was 13 degrees at Sioux City Tempera tures Thursday morning averaged about six degrees above normal Wednesdays highest reading was 47 degrees at Omaha Traces of precipitation fell al lowan Hit by One Car Run Over by Another DAVENPORT inquest will be held Thursday night into the death of Ferdinand Brandt 82 a retired farmer who was struck by one automobile and run over by another Wednesday night as he was crossing a street Police Chief Reed Phillips said the first light snow falling Thursday morn ing at Burlington Des Moines Mason City City and Dav enport the bureau said of Walcott and thesecond by win V oorbis ot Davenport Both men were released after report ing the accident which they said Charles A Lindbergh said Thurs day that by aiding Great Britain and other countries the United States is encouraging war pro longing it and i ii e r e a s i n g b lo o dshed in Europe without materially af fecting the course of the war Testifying opposition t o the administra ti oils British aid bill before committee Lindbergh said in a prepared statement that if this rountry is ever invaded the re sponsibility will lie with those vho send our arms abroad1 Under questioning by Senator Connally D Ihe 39 year old Atlantic flyer declared that the nation already was committed to giving Britain some aid We thould keep our promises he declared then added I think it is very important that England not be beaten in war but I dont think that is in Ameri can control Lindbergh then said he believed repeal of this countrys arms em bargo two years ago had en couraged war in Europe I think that our taking part in this war in Europe will prove to have prolonged the ivar not to have materially affected the war and I am afraid all those countries over there will be ac cusing us of that in the next few years Then you think that by giving aid to Britain we are encouraging the war Connally asked Replying affirmatively Lind bregh added that American help to belligerents abroad encouraged and prolonged and increased bloodshed At one point Lindbergh testi fied in reply to questions by Sen ator Barkley D Ky that he did not believe the United States should aid Greece in its fight against Italy Secretary of the Navy Knox disclosed Wednesday that Greece had been offered 30 navy planes now on the aircraft carrier Wasp The witness went on to say that he believed the nations air strength was being weakened ma terially by the policy of permit ting other nations to obtain a great majority of the new fight ing planes being built here Almost all of the equipment and almost all of the new planes that are being built in the United States sroingabroad he said V f Connally said he could not see why these planes would be need ed here it it was true us Lind bergh believed that there was no danger of an invasion the United States Lindbergh declared in his encouragingwar testimony that repeal of the armsembargo had done more damage to France than if the act had been left on the statute books In the end he said it may be shown to have done more damage to Britain If France and Britain had not expected repeal of the em bargo I do not believe HIE war would have started when it did f If if You dont believe Germany would have invaded France Connally asked After all the witness replied Britain and Fiance declared war on Germany I believe that if war had not been declared Germany would not have turned west I be lieve that if we had kept the arms embargo peace would be under negotiation in Europe now1 Lindbergh asserted that from the standpoint of Britain and France 1 believe a better peace could be negotiated now than next month or next year SOME CHANGES GIVEN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATS House Committee for 5 Year Limit and Ban on Use of Convoys WASHINGTON o u s e supporters of the administrations aid to Britain bill smacked down in Thursday the first amendment formally offered n proposal to supplant the measure with one would supply the aid from 52000000000 credit fund The proposal by Representative Mundt US Dak was beaten FEAR BOMBER HAS CRASHED SAN FRAISCISCO officials here said Thursday they had a report that a fourmotor army bomber had crashed 10 miles from Lovelock Nev It was be lieved to be the experimental ship carrying Capt R K Freeman and a crew of seven from McCleHan field Sacramento to Denver The big ship was facing used as a lab oratory plane lor development r Mion on cold weather llv by a 206 to teller vote It was the first Iloor attempt to change the original bill Mundt told the house that the idministrations bill would make President Roosevelt the director generaf the present war His own proposal he said would per mit an outright gift ot 000 the president could not get actcciuato security for a loan In reply Representative Luther A Johnson DTex contended that the grant oC credits alone to England would not be sufficient and pleaded for the administration bill which he said would give the United States time to prepare for the great hour of crisis that is about to confront us membersof the house foreign affairs committee in a bid for increased support for the administrations aid Britain bill agreed oil an amendment to put a fiveyear limit oil Uic presi dents powers to make contracts under the The group also decided to spon sor another amendment designed to clarify further the effect of the legislation with regard to use ol American poses The amendmemVvVvbiiTd in sert in the bill the statement that nothing in tins act shall be con strued to authorize or permit au thorization of the entry ol any American vessel into a combat area in violation ot the neutrality act ot 1930 Chairman Bioum T said the committee did not de cide to make anjconcession with regard to proposed limita tion of the amount of funds which would be spent under Ihe bill He declined lo sty they had re jected the proposal explaining only We did not finish consider ing it That statement was interpreted in some quarters as indicating that some such proposal might bo ac cepted later if the parliamentary status of the legislation made it seem advisable The amendment applying to contracts would authorize the president to exercise the contrac tual power of the legislation until July J years after the proposed expiration date oC the Legislators have explained such extension of the contractual authority would permit the com pletion of large projects under taken under struction oC warship forinstance if The liousc which finished seiieril debate on the bill Wed nesday night met at 11 oclock Thursday an hour earlier than usual to begin consideration of amendments Only about 50 members were present how ever ard Chairman Bloom D N Y forced a roll call to briny members to the floor The first amendment to be of fered was an entirely new bill sponsored by Representative Mundt R S Dak proposing authoriza of a o2000000000 loan fund to permit extension of aid to any country whose defense the presi SOL BLOOM chairman ;