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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAH LOW R Hisr HEM x AI r o eHT of io A co D E S 0 I fJ r 3 It HOME EDITION THE NtWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCMTED P8ESS AND UNITED PRESS fVLL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 1941 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE BRITISH REPORT BENGASI CAPTURED House Writes Convoy Ban Into British Aid Proposal V W n Jt m MM PROPOSAL NOT Stimson Say MEETS DEFEAT i I i I Sale of Ships Except by Congress Is Next Question Before Group WASHINGTON PJ After writing Into the British aid bili a second prohibition against use of convoys the house refused Briday to exclude soviet Russia from countries for which defense ma terials might be produced By a teller vote of 185 lo 91 the house defeated an amend ment by Representative Tink ham RMass making Russia the orily specific exception among nations whose defense be president deems vital to the defense of the Unitei States and which conceivably could be provided with military equip mentfrom the United States Tinkham argued that Stalins hands anything are more bloody than Hitlers and that this country should do nothing which might place weapons in tlie hands of Russia He became so aroused during his argument that he frequently left themicrophone in the well ot the house and members kept shouting Mike to bring him back to the amplifier Representative Luther John son DTex opposing the amendment declared that it would be a gratuitous slap at apegjintiy which is not a DMass the majority leader joined in that viewpoint con tending that its adoption might drive Russia further and closer into the arms of Hitler Before ihe Tinkham amend ment was considered the house accepted by voice vote a foreign affairs committee amendment designed to clarify the effect of the bill on the use of American vessels for convoy purposes Nothing in the measure it said should be con strued as permitting entry of American ships into combat areas in violation of the 1939 neutrality law The first prohibition against convoys was written into the bill late Thursday the house rejected on 91 lo 57 standing vote an amend ment by Representative M o 11 HOre intended to clarify further the second convoy clause sponsored by Chairman Bloom DN Y of the foreign affairs committee Mott said Blooms would not be effective Mott said his proposal would prevent the sending of any United States ships to belligerent nations or through a combat area Such prohibitions in the neutrality law relate only to individuals and to private ships The house rejected a proposal by Representative Costello D Cal to specify transfer of sovereignty over territorial posses sions in the western hemisphere as among the methods by which foreign countries could repay the United States for military equip ment The teller vote was 125 to 150 Immediately after Costellos proposal was discarded Repre sentativc Fish RN Y offered the first major revision sponsored by republican members of the foreign affairs committee It would provide that no vessels of the United States navy could be disposed of to any belligerent nations without the consent congress Sales Abroad Aided Plants WASHINGTON jiimson informed the senate for eign relations committee Friday hat the war department expected accelerated deliveries to the army air corps of the latest type of combat planes within foijr to ix months Chairmun George DGa laced in the committee record a letter from the secretary of war of MAJOR AL WILLIAMS lowans Advised Not to Take Homing Pigeons on Trip to Canada DES MOINES lowan were advised to leave their hom ing pigeons at home it they plan a trip to Canada A notification filed in the low State law library from the clerk 114C of the Canadian privy council said hed heard it once the department of national defense of Canada has power to seize and detain such pigeons and may cause them to be liberated de tained destroyed or otherwise dis posed of The notice said the move was taken under the defense of Can ada regulations MACNIDERTALK TO COMMITTEE CAUSES CHEERS Demonstration Results in Order by George to Have Chamber Cleared icticj irum ine secretary or war containing this assertion after MacNider former viaj Al Williams former navy Canada sais that the British aid speed flyer had testified that he bl1 commits America definitely relievedthere was not a singleto le governmental prosi performance o SHmsons letter went into the record only after Senators Gil lette Johnson R Cal and Clark had protested that the secretary was being permitted to make an ad ditional statement without sub jecting himself to cross exami nation In his letter Stimson said that the American defensive program liad not been impaired by delivery of planes to Britain and other ountries On the contrary he jontended American airplane production capacity has expanded approximately 100 per cent since the latter part of 1939 Without the head start given ay foreign orders placed before appropriations lor army and navy planes became available he said we would at the present time be in a very grave situation as to the plants and facilities which we jiowneed for thepending cmer Williams was unsparing in his criticism both of the administra tions British aid policy to date and of the powers proposed in the bill He ridiculed talk of invasion dangers as nonsense horror stories and persistent promo tion of hysteria by both the ad ministration and several power ful groups in this country Speaking specifically at one time of the Pacific he said Only imperialists amongst us dream exerting American naval or military dominance in the far east We should quash these wild our armed forces from the far silence those admirals who chant the Inevitability war and rec ognize that there are zones of mil itary and naval influence beyond our control His attitude on British aid lie defined thus When and when only Hie United Slates is possessed of adequate air power to pro tect the United States and all that it stands for am I in favor of giving one wing or one pro peller to any other nation Enactment of the bill he pre dicted would make this same ad ministration ship a virtual dictalor British aid here Friday WASHINGTON Han ford minister to for Guard Fund Nears End REPORTED B C leirs Kocbuck Co County Asia International Harvester Emplovex Ttner Coal Co oe Danitls iorlhwcstern Cafe urity Bakery lels Ice Cream CD uold Motor Supplp Dr Pepper BoUlinr Co Volf Brothers Inc ome Furniture Co olm Gallazher Motor Co leWIIde Auto Service ellow Can Tavl Co aync Wallpaper and ralril store Tltpto Loose Leaf Co lories Press IV OsmundsGn Entler Joodman Jewelry Rclininr Co Semley 3 Glass loe Cook oil Co HaySeney Jeweler sec senate Thursday that the measure was a Hfc Suiiivnn Bocujord war bill permissive perhaps Tno Hen from Greene but a war bill and that It under K mines our heritage as free men an attempt to save It for others The demonstration which fol lowed Colonel MacXiders testi mony caused Senator George to order the room cleared He had threatened to clear the room of spectators earlier in the day The demonstration came from persons opposing passage of the lendlease bill Contending that congress was being asked to surrender its constitutional mandates of mak ing alliances and declaring war the Mason City Iowa man asked Js there any tiling sought by this legislation which tlie congress could not provide in the Ameri can way withoutabandoning thpjr sworn obligations He argued that Britain would K Tire Shop Inn Hotel ofl V Harris 3 Tajs Gay Modern Clear Lake X09 XE1T TOTAL North lowans liave waked to a realization that If the mess fund of being raised for the three local National Guard com panies Is to be raised by Mon day night for presentation in connection with their formal in duction into the federal service there is need for some speed This is reflected in the fore going list of Fridays additions to the fund A goodly nucleus was on hand Friday afternoon for a substantial list In the next issue The final list will be printed Monday afternoon in advance ol the formal induction rites TAre you one who appreciates beyond mere lipservice thevser j tank orshelT of the bill there is an in tention giving up arms planes and ships now in possession of or building for our own defense forces What could we do if this bill were passed ho asked beyond what are doing now to help Britain before this supposedly im pending crisis Nothing unless we send them our navy and air force That then musl be the intent be hind this bill The American people have the right oknow whether the answer to that is yes or no Such action means war and before we are througrh make no mis take total war If he emergency is half as grave as the presidents spokes men say it is he asserted strip ping our army and navy of their weapons at such a time would be nothing short of treason If the 60 to 90 day crisis abroad of we have heard so much proves lo be 3 fact might we not find them later all returning with their busi ness ends pointed our way MacNider expressed tlie opinion that propaganda about imminent invasion is worse than ridiculous and was a vicious attempt fo de moralize a great people into a breakdown free government WONTLETlZIS USE NAVAL BASE Weygand Has Denied Bizerte Negotiations Are Now Under Way VICHY France P General has declared that no negotiations vtvuj i 1 10 Jr 11UL 11 a 51VI are under way for cession ot Bi but that is what it is he said zerte or the landing of German troops there for Libya Weygand supreme commander armies in French North Africa 21UO 1500 1315 300 20O 2W 300 10ft 100 0fl 3CH1 a oo 400 100 100 1100 504 100 100 s no vice to beperfofmedin ear ah ead by these young m e ri o Masbneitaj Nbrth Iowa communities If you are an opportunity Is presented by this fund which un der responsible accounting meth ods will be expended to make the local troopers stay at Camp Clai born Louisiana the more pleas ant Hurry your or to National Guard Fund Mason City Iowa COAL DELIVERIES RESUMED HERE Verbal Agreement Reached by Eight Coal Companies Negotiations for settlement of tlie drivers strike which lias tied up coal deliveries in Mason City since Jan 28 appeared to be nearing settlement Friday Joe Pease business agent of the drivers union stated eight coal dealers have voiced their approval of a new contract meeting the de mands of the union for cents an hour wage increase a seniority clause and pay for 45 per cent of the time lost in the strike Deliveries of coal by these com panies were resumed Friday morning Coal dealers agreeing lo this contract Pease said are Wagner Coal company W G Block Coal company Farmers Elevator Wolt Brothers Coal company Green Coal company Lloyd Swenson Allison Coal and Feed and Mason City Coal A spokesman for the coal com company company Terminal v atjuixvaiuclll ItiL U1U cum COm Maxime Weygand has denied in panics stated it is expected con the name of the French govern tracts will be signed soon ment that France is Intending to The business agent stated four let Germany use the naval base of the five drivers of the Chuck at Bizerte French Tunisia and Lennan bakery were out on strike IlftS that nn 21 it They may not call it a strike JOINS IOWA U STAFF IOWA CITY Ko kertiz on leave from Uppsala un nciiii uu icavt noin uppsaia un made these statements in a radio iversity in Sweden has joined the address at Algiers Algeria staff of the department of English Word of the broadcast reached at the University of Iowa it was n Italian Prisoners in Long Lines T 1 porton of le ousands of Kalians captured by the British in the fall of Bardia Libya on Jan a These prisoners are leaving the desert seaport JMIUM on LOOK INSIDE FOR House Drops Hot Potato Sealed Corn Tax Proposals Alesch Vehemently CAPT R S FREEMAN Commanded Bomber in Which 8 Died in Crash PAGE 2 announced Friday Iowa Senate Drafts Brown Ouster Motion SPORTS PAGK Predict More to Spend for Farm Products PAGE 5 Phones for Aid After Shooting Mishap Dies ABERDEEN S Dak Funeral arrangements were made Friday for Everett A Shearn 28 who died of gunshot wounds Shearn manager of a grocery dis tributors otticc told authorities that he was wounded when a hunting rifle was discharged ac cidentally He was alone in his office but he summoned help by telephone before he died Conductor Dies From Heart Attack on Train CLINTON Web ber 52 Dubuque a Milwaukee railroad freight conductor dropped dead ot heart disease on board his train early here Friday Railroad officials notified Web bers family and the coroner di rected the body removed to a fu neral home Fellow workmen said Webber became ill at Green Island and that he had complained ol a pain in his chest Protests Scrap Heard on Clay County Plan L Ue VV eatll FORECAST DES MOINES Iowa house wanted none of the hot potato sealed corn lax bill Fri day and adjourned for the week end overthe Vehement protests of Rep Gustave Alesch Alesch wanted the chamber to meet Saturday un heard of thing this early in the session I want to find out who the loafers arc here lie shouted His motion however went down in a standing vote and the house adjourned until 10 a m Monday In a warm battle earlier this week supporters of the corn ex emption bill contended that its defeat would hike the Iowa farmers lax bill a year The fight wasnt settled then and the bills number came up on the house calendar acoin J Friday Representative G T Kuester you Quads Father Has Fist Full of Cigars Smiles Ear to Ear N Dak fjP Nick In whom hU 17 nM rj FARGO N Dak fP Nick Brown witha smile as big as his big face one fist full cigars and the other full of handshakes had heard the question 20 times if Nick what did you say when they told you you had four new kids Nicks smile grew bigger Boy I didnt say a dang thing I just looked Through a glass window as two nurses scurried about he looked at a girl and three boys n whom his 37 year old dishhaired wife gave birth be tween and p m Thursday in St Johns hospital That doubled the Brown fam ily They have four other boys ages 16 months 3 10 and 12 years Seven boys to get a girl laughed Nick Nick whos about 40 and runs a farm and filling station thought their fourroom house on the wheatlands near Leonard N Dak 30 miles southwest of here and musei Nick I gues youre gonna have to build an addition In another hospital lioom tired but happy and in good health was the tall slender mother She smiled faintly and murmured she was glad it was over and that theyre all right They came a month prematurely Immediately placed in separate incubators and attended con stantly by shifts of two nurses who fed them by boldc he ba bies cried lustily Since last Dec 3 when Mrs Brown entered the hospital she and her physician Dr J F Hanna had known through xrays the possibility she would bear quad once in the millions birth Dr Hanna was surprised at the weights The girl first born was 4 pounds 10ounces and the boys in order of birth were 4 pounds 10 ounces 4 pounds 9 ounces and 3 pounds 12 ounces Twins fre quently Hanna weigh less said Dr opponent of the exception idea moved that ac tion again be deferred until Mon day morning so that tlie folks hack home can talk it over with u Alesch strongly objected saying that the bill was up the first of the week the middle of the week and now the last of the week and nothing has been done The deferral motion carried however in the closest house vote of the session so far 55 ayes and 49 nays The bill in effect would ex empt sealed corn from listing by by assessors Corn now is ex empt for one year under the law Supporters ot the measure which was introduced by Representative G H Keeney want the exemption continued until the end of 1942 because of the huge amounts of sealed corn now on Iowa farms A lively little scrap also de veloped over a report by the house roads and highways com mittee recommending indefinite postponement for a bill by Rep resentative A H Avery R Spencer which would allow counties to sell authorized but un issued primary road bonds In his successful battle ajfainst the report which the house re fused to adopt by a 3651 vote Avcry explained that the bills purpose was to enable Clay county to obtain 5218000 to pave about six miles of road be tween highway No 1 and the town of Koyal Iowa The bonds he said were part of an allotment voted in 1930 by Clay county The state highway commission prepared this bill for the people of Clay county Avery declared It doesnt affect any other coun ty in the stale Chairman X T Prentis R Mount said however that the bonds would not be an obli gation of Clay county for all practical purposes but would be an added debt of the primary road fund of the state Approval of the bill Prentis added would open the way for more debt for the pri mary road fund if this precedent is established and other counties wilh unissued bonds follow suit Upper Mississippi Valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin ind Min nesota except tliose portions tha drain into the Great Th normal or somewhat below wit slight rising trend Sunday o Mondaybecoming colder Tuesdaj and Wednesday Precipitation wi be ight except moderate extrem southern Illinois in conncctio with disturbances passing t south IOWA Mostly cloudy snow Hurries east and central Friday Jiight and extreme east Satur day slightly colder Friday nisrht Some xloudi ness Friday nighf slightly colder south Friday night slowly risins tempera ture extreme west Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics maximum IB Minimum Thursday night 10 At 8am Friday 12 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation trace Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m 1eb 7 to p 12 inclusive m Feb temperature average nea Ellis Explorer of Maquoketa Caves Dies RFAQUOKETA iorme State Senator Frank JE Ellis 6 whoe exploration or caves alon the Maquoketa and Wapsipinico rivers led him to believe they bn been innabitated by a culture prehistoric race died here Thurs day night A democrat he wa elected to the state senate in 193 and served in the 47th and 48t general assemblies Eveless Eden New serial by Alien Eppe starting in this issue of th GlobeGarette Laughs Thrills Surprises Turn to comic page IALIAN FORCES N EAST LIBYA LEE OR GIVE UP Fascists Last Major Stronghold in Eastern Area Falls in Storm CAIRO Egypt Usfc ig stronghold in eastern Libya lengasi was reported by tlie British Friday to be in out andi and Italian forces llirougli ut the whole eastern region to he apitulating or Jleeing The British said thai the fall of Bengasi aiv important naval and army base in Italian North Africa marked collapse of the Italian erasp oil Girenaica an older division of Libya now making up the provinces of Bengasi ami Dcrna Bengasi is capital of the province of name The British general licadquar crs announced capture of Ben la si The communique gave 110 de ails but it was reported that the inal attack on Die city was car ied out under cover ot a heavy landstprni British troops had been report ed advancing steadily on Bengasi since the fait ot Derna Jan 30 and were said Wednesday lo be 60 miles from the stronghold The reported success at Ben gasi carried to a climax a 61 day British drive across almost 400 miles of desert and rougli terrain which began Dec 8 with an at lack on the Italian outpost at Sidi Barrani in Egypl British circles here had esti mated the Italian garrison at Bengasi at less thin 25000 men There ivas no immediate indi cation of tlielr fate The special communique issued by British headquarters litre merely saidr Bengasi is in our hands The only possible overland line or retreat for the Bengasi garri son was a highway leading south and then west along the coast across desert wastes to Tripoli Only a feusmall coastal towns lie between Bengasi and Tripoli British circles previously have ex pressed belief that on Bengasis fall Grazianis next and final stand would be at Tripoli War Activity Along Other Fronts Told By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In London British military quarters said Marshal position in Norm Africa now was so bad that PremierJMussolini might be forced to risk the Italian fleet in an attempt to move rein forcements and supplies across the Mediterranean to Libya These quarters also pointed out thai capture of Bengasi gives ihe British a short distance base from which we can hammer German occupied bases in Si cily if Mussolinis high c m m a ri d dropped a clue that the 25000 Italian defenders oC Bengasi may have attempted to flee by the only possible overland route of retreat highway leading south and thpn west along the coast across 650 miles of arid wastes to Tripoli A violent battle is in progress between our troops and enemv formations south of Bengasi the fascist war bulletin said BRITISH ASSAULT INVASION PORTS On the western European front the British reported a n o t h e r smashing overnight assault on five Gormanheld invasion ports1 Calais Dunkerque Boulogne Dieppe and which many bomb bursts were ob served and large fires started Docks railways warehouses shipping and barges which might be used as crosschannel troop This map reveals how British air forces carried out extensive and ;