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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H isr 4 r or io OES MOlNES VOL XLVI1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 1941 MASON cirr THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 103 BRITISH AID NEARS VOTE IN HOUSE REPORTBRITISH GAVE WARNING TO BULGARIANS Told Not to Allow Passage to Nazis Train Service Limited ISTANBUL Turkey O It was reliably reported Saturday but without official confirmation that Britain had warned Bulgaria that passage of German troops through that nation would bring British bombing of Bulgarian mil itary objectives The official Turkish press which until recently insisted Bul garia would resist German de mands for passage of troops now is declaring Sofia may submit to sxis pressure The press whicn generally reflects official views has warned repeatedly that a nazi advance toward the Aegean would bring Turkey into the war This change in the attitude of lie Turkish newspapers coincided with rumors in Sofia that German action may be imminent in the Balkans X The report circulated in dip lomatic quarters that a formal note delivered to the Bulgarian foreign office hy the British minister in Sofia warned that iiazi military penetration of Bulgaria in order to attack Britains ally Greece would bring British aerial action V Britain was understood to have specified that the RAF would bomb railways and other com munication facilities Bulgaria allowed nazi troops on her soil The newspaper Ikdam said only three courses were now open to Bulgaria WTo reject the Jfexpected German ultimatum and fight collaborate with Ger many protest but allow nazi troops to pass through It is impossible for Bulgaria lo resist said Ikdam which ottcn is inspired by high official Turkish sources unless it is sure of mili tary aid from England money from America and other help from the Soviets England and her allies we repeat must do everything they can immediately to support Bulgaria politically and militarily TRAIN SEHVICE IN BULGARIA SUSPENDED SOFIA Bulgaria that Germany might march an army through Bulgaria to attack Greece were revived Saturday when the government suspended numerous railroad trains through out the country for an indefinite period An official statement said that the suspension was ordered to permit movements and replace ments of Bulgarian troops Three express trains thrce through trains and many short run trains in various parts of the country were removed from serv ice Despite the implication that the suspensions were ordered to per mit movement of Bulgarian troops the capital was uneasy 17 Secretary for India Says Hitlers Next Big Move Imminent LONDON S Amery seeretary of state for India told a London audience Saturday that next big move1 by Adolf Hitler is imminent and that the only German hope for a decisive result is conquest of England There is only one direction in he Hitler can hope for decisive results x x and that is in the invasion and conquest of this island said Aincry He said the German fuehrers position was difficult and he is hound to make a supreme ef A Final Call for Gifts to Guard Fund PREVIOUSLY REPORTED The loiva Company vrtge oc lUu andoc Slore Shoe Brokerage erican Yelaiid and Hane Crystal Suiar Company Clly Tent ana Awniuj Co Mason City fur Shopnc Cbt Merktl Co Max Kissick Dairy luuo lUU 11100 IJtJO SIH IUD i nmi on Grocery Uoolvvurtli Tic lUc Slore KradytoMear Hulthinson Ice Cream Co J F Anderson Lumber Co Carl Orupp Iood Store Decker Goods Indian Head IMrms Inc Western Groter Co Abel and Sous Inc National Food Store Self Service Drugs Inc Tamres Auto Farts Co TylerRyan Furniture Co American Lesion Slacy Fruit Co Lyons Launuerer i Dry Cleaner Casey Co Tim Phalen II K Iuiidber 4 Co Mason City nuilclers Snnply Co Coast u Coast Store TriomnsonOXeil Co Inc Lapiner Motor Co loiva Hardware Ins Co Patterson Funeral Home tunes g Larjiers Clothiers Citv Lumber Co Hullreys Womans Aniiarel A t I Food Store IoKtun Antn Ct Kcmbles Greenhouse llakjijjr Co Funeral Ionic Jack Shra Holler link I A Tasr IumbftCo American Shoe Repair Slioii ferrn Oordu Ilolel K A dimming Kat State Street Club I A Fast Lumber Co Wiejiman Finance Co Sam Woldman S and 11 Wolf Co Jacob E Decker ASoui The Iantry Evi G J McCatm Torn Federal GlobeGazette NEW TOTAL Once more the generous heart of Mason City is Monday night Is the time set for formal presentation of S 200 to the three local National Guard companies There remains almost 5300 to be raised if that goal is to be reached The list excellent one every donation received up o noon Sat urday A final listing will appear in the next issue of the Globe Gazette Whether success is written on fins campaign to show apprecia tion tor North Iowas men through the establishment of a special mess fund may depend on the gift which YOU either DO or DO IvOT make This is a last call And contri or be addressed to National Guard Fund Mason City Iowa LAVALREJECtS RETAIN OFFER Refuses to Accept Proposal to Become Minister of State VICHY France of state Petain announced Saturday that Pierre Laval had refused an offer to become minister of state The announcement said Mar shal Petain chief of state pur 1 suing the policy of Montoirc pro posed that Laval enter the gov ernment as minister of state Laval has refused the offer It was at Montoire that Petain met Adolf Hitler and agreed upon the principle of French German collaboration The future of for collaboration with Germany and for restoration of Laval to a posi j lion in the government was left i uncertain since no mention was made of any prospective action Route of Good Neighbor Tour UNITED STATES SANTJAGOW BUENOS DE JANEIRO i byu Siorcncc GlobeGazette artist shows the route that be taken by W Earl Hail managing editor of this newspaper on his tour to South blQf W1 canal and then down the west of South America Mr Hall will cross the continent in an oir ofTn Alrecs the cruise northward along the east hef 1 America wll begm Stops will be made ot several important points offer which the ret urn cruise to New York will take place r GlobeGazette Editor Will Make South American Tour W Earl Hall Sails Feb 28 as Guest of Carnegie Foundation W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City GloheGazcttc has been invited by Doctor Nicholas Murray Butler president of the Columbia university and head of the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace as a member of a group of 12 journalists and educators for a South Ameri can tour in March and April as guests of the foundation The group made up of five ed ucators five newspaper men a representative of the Carnegie foundation and the executive sec retary for the tour from Columbia university will leave New York on the S S Santa Lucia on Feb 28 and return on May S The itinerary provides for CN tended stops in important South American centers The boat will approach South America by way if the Caribbean sea ami the 1anama canal North Dakota Agricultural college Fargo Malcolm VV Davis Carnegie foundation representative Lee Morrison Columbia univer sity press executive secretary for tour The purpose of this visit is to offer to a small selected group of editors and scholars from different parts of the United States an op portunity to increase their knowl edge of Latin America to ex change information and opinions with colleagues there and lo bring back lo their professional work fresh imprcssions gained in this way Doctor Butler stated in r letter lo Mr Hall Believingthat such a trip may still further advance good understanding and good will be tween the Americas the en dowment is glad indeed to be able to arrange it Following conferences at Wash ington and correspondence with friends in the countries to be vis ited every effort will be made to open the way for members of the parly to meet the individual and to sec the institutions of most significance to them and Kio De Janeiro where nine However the intention is not to days will be spent commit them to a crowded pro gram but rather to leave them at VV KAUI If A LI Cedar Rapids Woman Admits Setting Fire to Room in Which Son Burned to Death 9 PERISH WHEN FLAMES SWEEP TEXAS BUILDING Dallas Transients in Salvation Army Hotel Stampede During Fire BULLETIN DALLAS Tex 1 D llcnsuu night manager of the Salvation Army flophouse that hunicd here Friday night died Saturday of the injuries he suf fered trying lo rescue his charges His death brought to nine the toll of Hie disaster DALLAS Tex Death toll in the fire tliut swept the Salva tion Army mens lodge and mis sion reached seven early Satur day as rescue workers poked through the smoking shell of the twostory hotel in the heart of allas business district None had been identified Major Ernest Pickering of the Salvation Army said 25 other men were badly burned or otherwise injured in the sudden roariiiff blaze originating in a room where the clothing of 57 transients was deloused Witnesses said the scene was one ot unspeakable horror UA lew the lire broke oul one nude mail badly seared ran screaming to a gar age a block away and fell to the ground His arms spasmodically clutching at a pillar The manager ot the filling sta tion called an ambulance while an attendant threw a blanket about the burned man who was crying for water Another also nude and burned so that his flesh lumy in tatters stood at the center of a street in tersection begging for help while firemen rushed lo give him first aid Witnesses said the transients crowding the lodge to capacity because of cold weather dashed to the rear of the upstairs floor when the flames suddenly burst from the delousing room think ing there was an exit Finding none many of them wrapped blankets about their bodies or flung themselves nude through the will of chem icalfed fire stampeding down the stairs and bursting into the slrccf Others flung themselves from the second floor windows land ing in an iircawav at the rear Fire Chief U M Kunk said that the blaze which threw the transients into maddened panic originated from improper use of inflammable chemical and na tural gat All the victims were being giv en free lodging They had piled their clothing in a tattered heap in a small front room for de lousing It was in that room that the fire started Victim Was Found in Flame Gutted Locked Bedroom Above Cafe CEDAR RAPIDS of Detectives Earl Stanley Saturday said Mrs Mabel Bbnder had signed a statement that she set the fire in which her son Ralph Kohlicek 5 wis sulfocatcd last Nov 6 The boy found in a fire gutted locked bedroom above the cafe which his mother and step father operated here The flames were confined chiefly to a bed where bed clothes and mattress caused a choking smoke Mrs IJendcts statement Stanley said declared the buy uas asleep when she entered Uic room and that she set fire to a larnc bed in the same room where she and her husband slept The statement tliil not reveal a motive 1 f T Stanley said that earlier dclcc 1 lives had questioned Bender who is serving a six months eiiteiice in the county jail for carrying concealed weapons anil he de clared Bender signed a statement Friday saying on several occa sions my wife Mabel Bender told mo her son would be better off dead That she objected to my whipping the child and that it hurt her terribly Bender also said according lo the detective chief thai Mrs Bender several times bad men tioned an estate of 51600 belong ing to her son After Bender had made his statement Mrs Bender was brought here Friday afternoon from Washington Iowa where she had beenliving since she fin ished a 30day sentence on the carrying concealed weapons On April the group is sclicd from Rio de Janeiro Lower House Votes Industry Control TOKIO bill for drastic control of industries under the general mobilization bill was ap proved by the lower house of par liament Saturday and sent to the house of peers The bill is con sidered the most important one of a session in which legislation includes the biggest budget in the countrys history and a bill to im pose the most severe penalties on leakage of secret government in formation uled to arrivin in York V V May OTHER NATIONS COULD REPAIR WARSHIPS HERE Proposal Not to Send Troops Beyond U S Territory Defeated WASHINGTON the democratic majority in full con trol the house defeated Saturday an amendment to the British aid bill to prohibit United States ports to be used tor repair ot belligerent warships Final role on the bill as a whole was near Representative Fish RN Y author of the amendment con tended that such use uf American harbors would bring the war to America lie predicvcd that if his amendment were not adopted bv the house it would be inserted by the senate Representative Luther Johnson DTexas called for defeat of the proposal on the ground that repair of ships of belligerent nations in this country would not tend to et the United Slates into war A sluirt time previously the chamber rejected a proposal that the bill be amended lo pro hibit the sending ot American troops outside the territorial waters of the western hemis phere Stanley quoted Mrs Bender as saying she looked llic bed room after starting the fire went out and sot into the fam ily car with her husband and that they drove away but that she did not tclf her husband of the fire until later v The fire was discovered by a neighbor The boy died etuoutc to a hospital Mrs Benders statement came after repeated questioning of her and her husband by police detec tives and Carl Hendricksoii as sistant county attorney Boy 3 Snatches Baby Brother When Clothes in Crib Burn SOUTH BEND Tnd year old Russell Wilson Jr saved his one year old brother Richard from burning to death Their mother left him to watch the baby while she went to a grocery Garments ott a line near the kitchen stove caught fire and fell into the crib Russell snatched the child out driggcd him to the front porch and yelled Neighbors called firemen vho put out tlie blaze and gave Richard fiivt aid for severe burns on arms and legs The baby wasnt hurt de an LOOK INSIDE FOR liberty apart from engagement SPANISH PLANE DOWNED RABAT Morocco defense planes have shot down a Spanish military plane in the sca i off Rabat a Her the Spanish plane disobeyed warning signals to French territory it was an1 ivounccd Saturday I ij i The Weather FORECAST KMVA Fair Saturday night and Sunday slowly rising tem perature west Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday niffht and Sunday slowly rising temperature extreme west Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday n Minimum Friday night I At 8 3 m Saturday Although the first slop formally j Other members listed on the itinerary is Valpa1 art raiso Chile there will be a one Doclor day slop at Lima Peru Doubt dean less also there will be a brief visit in the Panama Canal Zone of the on the way down and stops of short duration on tile return trip in one or more of the West Indian islands The schedule calls for a weeks Harold M Benjamin of the University of Mary land College Park Md Doctor Donald D Brand head of the department of anthropology University of New Mexico Al William II Hcsslcr editorial and foreign news writer Cincin stay in Santiago Chilean capital I nati Enquirer The journey over the lofty Andes Prof Samuel Dale from Santiago to Buenos Aires Argentine capita will be by air plane in Mr Halls case A choice was given as between the narrow gauge railroad and the air and he elected the latter rector Institute of Public Affairs Southern Methodist University Dallas Clarence Poc editor The Pro gressive Farmer Raleigh N Car YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall trace inches Clarence Roberts editor The FarmerStockman Oklahoma City i Okla j After spending nearly a week Roland H Sharp Latin in Buenos Aires the parly will go I by boat lo Montevideo Uruguay I following which a steamer will be taken to important Brazilian university Pain LU points including Santos Sao Paulo Doctor H L Walslci dean Jf itViii u itil Li which may be proposed to follow I theirown interests and to assist j j them in so doing1 i The foundations representative with the party Mr Davis was as sociate director in administration o the organisations European work until his recent return to the United States In December he at tended the Pan American Red Cross conference held at Santiago Chile The Mason Cityan said he had not been informed why he had been included in the small group but added that he was greatly pleased with the opportunity presented As a member of the Iowa state board of education he said he was expecting lo find a special interest in higher education setup in tlie various countries to be visited Enoch A Norcm city editor will assume Mr Halls news and edi torial responsibilities during the time the GlobeGazettes manag ing editor on the extended trip Plane With High Jap Chiefs Is Shot Down CHUNKING China Chinese national military council said Saturday it had received a I report that Chinese guerillas in i Kwangtuiig province had shot down n plant carrying Admiral Mineo Osumi Rear Admiral Hoki jiro Suga and other high Japa nese naval officer Death of Osumi and his col leagues in a plane crash in south China has been announced offi cially by the navy ministry in Tokio Stanford Clipper With Willkie Lands at Trinidad MTAMJ Fla PanAmeri can Airways reported that the Dixie Clipper bringing Wendell L Willkie back lo the United States after a visit in England landed at Port of Spain Trinidad at ST a m CST Saturday The flight from Boloma in Por tugucsc Guinea to Port of Supain was made without unusual inci dent the air line said adding that I the next planned stop of the clip per will be San Jttau Puerto Rico i GETUUO VA11GAS His Decrees Limit Exports From Brazil PAGE Trojans Mohawks Win Friday Contests SPORTS PAGE Start Restoration of Rice Lake STATE tAUK The Fish amendment was featecl by a standing vote nounced as 147 to 70 By a voice vote the chamber turned down an amendment by Representative Van ZancU R a modification ot one offered by the first woman member of congress Representative Jeanetle Rankin but which she subsequently withdrew This action came after the house at the request of adlninis tration leaders had decided ten tatively to put a flat 51300000 000 ceilingon the value of mili tary equipment existing or ap propriated lor that might be dis posed of to foreign governments under the bill Miss nankin who voted against be United Stales dec laration of war on Germany told the house Saturday that tlie nation was heinff subjected to the same kind of propaganda thai preceded its entry into the World war and declared that many members who voted for this countrys participation in thai conflict did so bcltcvinjc that American troops would never be sent abroad to fight She withdrew her amendment because it would have applied lo sailors marines and aircraft pilots as well as soldiers Van Zandt im mediately offered the revised ver sion applying only to soldiers The SI300000000 amendment was accepted in an effort o clari fy a 10 per cent limitation which administration leaders induced the house to write into the bill Friday Administration leaders de nounced both proposals on the ground Ihiit nothing in the aid Britain bill would authorize tiic sending of troops abroad This amendment is intended primarily as a smokescreen to be fuddle the minds of the Ameri can people said Representative Richards D S The new limitation reads The value of defense articles disposed of under authority of this paragraph and procured from funds heretofore appropri ated shall not exceed 51300 000000 The original limitation provided that the value of the equipment on hand or ordered from funds i previously appropriated could not j exceed II per cent of the ap I prupriations made for tlcfcnse ar tides in the fiscal year cndinR June 30 The 51300000001 maximum 1 was adopted by a voice vote with only scatlcrijig noes after two attempts to modify it had been defeated Representative Mumlt RS Dak tought to have tiie Sl300 000000 apply lo the original cost price of defense equipment rath er than to its The latter he said was conjectural Representative Luther John ITcx speaking asainst Munili s amendment declared that it would reduce aid to Eng land and Uic proposal was beaten down on a slandini vote of 68 to 97 Rcprccntative C o s t e I 1 o D Cal liic house to provide jtha not more than onethird of any type of American military i aitera 11 now in service could be rtisposcn of to foreign I Representative Hartcr DObio ;