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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa V I tar lie we lo the Coi K M vl nf K be ur el Gi Hi uu pcnsf using pount it of and y spoora 48 ho quictf bctK HU it i absotf Comf by I t I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME hARLON E ft H IST WEU i3 T 0 P T or I r A r o u p M I i 3 i HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 1941 THIS PAPEE CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIUKS SECTION ONE y i I S OP TWO SECTIUNS ATQ ffl BRITISH END RUMANIAN RELATIONS Italians Admit 72 Dead 226 Hurt aTCenoa HEAVY DAMAGE TO DWELLINGS ALSO REPORTED Britain Says Blow to Important Italian Base Was Shattering ROME least 72 persons were killed and 226 injured in the British naval bombardment of Genoa northwestern Italian port at dawn Sunday the Italian high command reported Monday The shelling caused enormous damage to dwellings it said The high commands communi que reported that Italian war planes overtook the British ships Sunday afternoon and hit a cruis er at the stern with a bomb British shells failed te hit any military objective in Genoa the high command declared It said a thick haze at daybreak shielded the ships Cor the bom bardment to which two Italian shore batteries gave a quick re ply Attacks by British planes Sun day on Leghorn and the outskirts ol Pisa the high command said were without damage Antiaircraft batteries shot down one plane it said The British acknowledged the loss or one plane Nazi Expedition LOOK INSIDE FOR KEED SMOOT Body of Former Senator Taken to Salt Lake City PAGE 2 Delegate Authority in Crisis Speaker Says PAGE 16 By THE JSsSclAtfeir pifiSS xnen In London Prime Minister Churchill declared the attack car ried out at dawn Sunday had delivered a shattering blow to the base from which a nazi Ger man expedition might soon have John Strom Is Top Bowler in Iowa Meet SPORTS PAGE SOLDIER HELD TO GRAND JURY Fort Des Moines Man Held on Charge of Falls IOWA Murray Mont gomery Moinei soldier waived from Fort Des preliminary hearing on a charge of robbery with aggravation und was bound to the grand jury before Mayor F M Cottrell on Monday Mont sailed to attack General Wey gand in Algeria or Tunis1 Gen Maxime Weygand is com mander ot Frances armies in French North Africa i Michigan to spend his furlough The British admiralty listed witn relatives he told oflicers He power plants factories warewas alleged to have asked Robert houses oil tanks docks and shipSutton of Iowa Falls lo go to a ping among the targets damaged vacant house where Montgomery at Genoa where the bulk of the I30 efl some of his belongings Italian fleet was reported to have then striking Sutton over the head Is Still Needed to Hit Goal of Fund IREVIOIJSLV RElORTKI NichoK Arnolds Aulu Kepatr E rjuo ioo 1 01 1011 100 1 115 100 TGO slAtntrican Laundry Leslie Cooluimi Story Hauling Co W P Duller The Hub Ilalel Eadmar XV V Merkel Join A Sime Norlhu ood Misv Millie Ctrra Gordo County Mtrtiral So eiclr From H 1 Thomas Machine Mason Citr Towti Club 1 Amount Jsccdcd Well the job isnt quite done A goal has been set for the mess fund for North Iowas Ihrec guard companies and there remains about to be raised to reach that total Fortunalcly from the standpoint of this clause the three companies will not entrain for Camp Clai borne La until about Feb 23 That means that there is some time left for raising the last one sixth of the total needed Those who havent yet contributed may yet address their currency or checks to National Guard Fund Care GlobeGazelle Mason City Darlan Designated as Petams Successor in Case of Emergency VICHY France Admiral Jean Darlan Monday night was formally designated successor to Marshal Philippe Pelain as chief of the French state in case of emergency This bestows ou Darlan powers like gomerys twentyfirst birthday prior lo his dismissal from the Montgomery on leave from Vichy govcrm Fort Des Moines was cnroutc to taken refuge after the British raid on Taranto naval base Nov 11 More than 100000 tons of Brit ish naval might took part in the bombardment including the 32 000 ton battle cruiser Renown the 31000 ton battleship Malaya the 22000 ton aircraft carrier Ark Royal the 9100 ton cruiser Shef field with light forces in com pany the admiralty said The lone British loss it was said was a Swordfish naval plane BENDER ADMITS IN PLOT Confesses Planning With F Wife Slaying of Son by Five at Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS W Crissman Linn county attorney announced he had obtained a signed statement from Walter M Bender 32 year old cafe owner admitting a part in the slaying by fire of his stepson Ralph Konli tek 5 last Nov 6 Crissman said Bender broke down under continual questioning and signed a statement that he plotted with his wife Mabel 32 to kill the boy Officers had de flared Saturday that Mrs Bender had confessed to burning her son to death by locking him in his a bedroom above the couples cafe and setting fire to the building According to Crissman Ihe Beiiders sought between SI600 i and 51700 left Ralph by his father when he died in 1936 A firitdegrec murder charge was filed Saturday against Mrs and a similar charge will be made against her husband 5 Crissman said with a pipe The soldier was alleged to have put a pail on Suttons head and tied his hands with wiring Sutton mg me 3 5Olvevei escaped before Mont Renown the Somery left the house and the two Malaya the men IouSnt fiercely slugging down the stairs and into the yard where neighbors heard them and called officers Montgomery who formerly lived in the house which is owned by his uncle Pliney Hall was also al leged to have stolen tires from his uncles car Bond was set at He was taken to the Eldora jail Report Heavy Battles Along Albanian Front BITOLJ Yugoslavia Near the Albanian Frontier reaching here Monday night said there had been a violent daylong battle ou the whole length of the Albanian front with many air fighls and with the Italians using whole mechanized divisions par ticularly in the central sector Police Find Cor Under Haystack IDAHO FALLS Idaho wasnt a needle they were asked to recover so police cleaned up this assignment quickly Eli Clark reporter his automo bile parked on a hill had dis appeared Police found the car at the bot tom of the a haystack nment last Dec 13 Darlan already designated No 2 man of the Vichy regime was ex pected lo resume negotiations shortly for French collaboration with Germany The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy some what warmer southeast and southcentral Monday nisht Tuesday fair MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat colder north Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Jlaximum Sunday 25 Minimum Sunday night 8 At 8 a m Monday n YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum U The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 5 Precipitation Trace Iceland Feels Nazi Guns The German high command Monday announced that nazi air planes had machine gunned the British airdrome in Iceland LEVY FOR OLD SEALED CORN IS VOTED IN HOUSE Tempers Flare Up as Measure Is Passed by 56 to 46 Count DES MOINES ypj Partisan sectional and farm group tempers flared in the Iowa house Monday us the lower chamber voted after bitter debate to tax old sealed corn at 30 per cent of its actual value The vote on the bill in its final form was 5G ayes and 46 nays V Representative George If Keeiiey D sponsor of the original measure which had sought specifically lo ex empt torn ftnm taxation dis owned the bill when It reached final passage He asked per mission to abstain from voting but the house not allow him the exemption and he fin ally voted no Representative Henry W Bur man R Allison suceeded in put ling through the amendment which would provide for the taxation of corn on a basis of 30 per cent of its actual value for the 194142 taxation years The battle was republican against democrat republican against republican North Iowa against South Iowa corn raiser against corn feeder At onestage of the balile when it looked like the corn exemption provision would carry in its orig inal form Representative Earl C Fishbaugh R Shenandoah satir ically offered this amendment Taxes of every nature whatso ever drought disease and death are hereby abolished Fishbaugh explained that since some property was pro posed to he exempted the idea should be carried lo its logi sal conclusion1 I just want to make the abun dant life completely abundant he said The amendment however went down in a chorus of noes Senate Discusses Cluck Industry A bill to regulate the baby chick industry consumed the time of the Iowa senate Monday but when the chamber adjourned at noon the measure still was far from a vote The bill would impose a an nual license and inspection fee on hatcheries The state depart ment of agriculture would be charged with enforcement the measure Farmers who hatch a few extra baby chicks for sale to neighbors would be exempted under a pro GERMANS FLY OVER ICELAND High Command Says British Airdrome on Island Machine Gunned BERLIN recon naissance planes roared down on to Reykjavik Iceland approxi mately 000 miles from continen tal North America and machine gunned the British airdrome the German high command reported Monday The planes participating in the attack which occurred Sunday had lo fly at least GOO miles if they left from a base in Norway lo reach Iceland which is only 400 miles east ol the lip of Greenland in the western hemisphere The official news agency said British pursuit planes on thu ground at the Reykjavik airport were machinegunned Iceland a Danish possession vas taken over by the British when the German armies marched into Denmark British military experts have speculated that Germany might move against Iceland as a diversion maneuver or as preliminary to an invasion attempt of the Brit ish Isles Iceland lies approxi mately 450 miles north of Scot land The British have established strong coastal defenses at Ice land and arc believed lo be using it as a base lo prelect North At lantic shipping lanes Memento From Guinea Curran CIO I Chief Scores Lease Bill WASHINGTON UP Termini the lendlease legislation right fascist1 Joseph Curran CIO official testified Monday that the bill would put the Uniled Slates in war and would give the presi dent power to regulate labor and destroy trade unions Curran president of the Na tional Maritime union told the senate foreign relations commit tee that American labor is un alterably opposed to war and that it therefore ODDOSCI the British aid leffislatioii outright Wendell Willkie mishealhs a sword made by the natives of Portuguese Guinea and presented In him by the governor He dis played the sword shortly after he arrived in New York after an 18 day tour of Great Britain vision restricting its application to places selling oicr 1000 chicles a year i Containers1 IT which hafchoVy chicks are sold would have to bear labels indicating the breed and variety and date of hatch As written the bill would have required the label to show the sex of Hie ithicks but an amend ment by Senator Ross R Mowry RNewton modified this re quirement to read with reason able accuracy COURT RULES IN PICKET CASES Judges Deny Review of Labor Board Order on Reinstating Ford Men WASHINGTON su preme court ruled Monday that the right to freedom of speech and of assembly was violated by a court injunction restraining the peaceful picketing by an Illinois labor organization of a business in which there was no immediate employeremploye Justice Frankfurter delivered the 6 to 2 opinion which applied specifically to picketing of the Ross AV Swing beauty parlor in ChicaRO by a local of Ihe Hair dressers a n d Cosmetologists union AKIi In a 5 to 3 opinion delivered a little earlier by Justice Frank furter the court held in another case that picketing could be en joined because the controversy has involved violence Justice Frankfurter asserted jji the opinion on the beauty parlor case than the ban of free com munication is inconsistent with the guarantee of freedom of speech Among other actions the court Refused lo interfere with a labor board order directing Ihc Ford Motor company to rein state a group of employes with back pay and cease alleged in terference with employes col lective bargaining rights The litigation had resulted leaped with about S200 from a board ruling that the com pany was responsible for as Me buvcUI reported that the saults on a group of persons at tempting to distribute CIO leaf Firm in Urging Aid for England NEW YORK L Willkie is back from England still unchanged in his conviction Hint peace for America lies in aiding the embattled British empire If we do Rive ail to Britain we arc likely to stay out of war lie said while if we do nut Rive aid Britain we shall probably become involved in war1 He plans In present his full con clusions to the senate foreign re lations committee Tuesday as H ncars the end of its hearings on the housepassed Icndlcasc bill falling for aid to Britain An advocate of the measure with certain amendments even before his trip Willkic declared that what he saw and learned abroad had modified his views on how to assist England and that he would disclose them in Wash ington He said however thai on his survey he had heard no talk at alt in Britain of either expcc liiifT anticlpatinff or siiffccstinff thai tltc Unilcil Slalcs become an active ally as far as war is frnm the man in he slrccl nor from cabinet officials What the British desire from us he asserted is not men but materials and equipment Culling the bill an war measure he added We have to base our approval or opposition on the simple ques we want to get into this war or dont we1 This bill Cmran said is onci of Ihe most dangerous depart ures from pur democratic way of life ever given serious considera tion by the congress In its im plications this proposed piece of legislation is downright fascist and I am using the word fascist with full understanding ol what it means to Die people of those coun tries where it has been estab lished The witness said the measure would the president dicta powers acid continued The bill would In effect re peal any existing guarantees ot civil liberties and trade union which in ad dition fo beinir our proudest tra dition arc absolutely necessary for the protection of our liv ingr standards as these living standards are they can be and undoubtedly will be depressed still further uader stress of war economy It is in fact just such legislation as this which best enables antilabor industrialists to destroy t h e American peoples Oily effective weapon for maintaining and im proving their working conditions trade unions I This bill is a war measure ralher than a defense measure It will destroy whatever semblance of neutrality we still have left and will put us definitely in the pres ent European war This is per haps the greatest single danger in Ihe bill Curran took the stand after Mcrwin K Hart New York at torney had testified that the leg islation probably would lead us into war He also suggested that American involvement might en able Russia to take control here Y Karl who said he appeared as an averaec citizen declared that houseapproved amend ments to Ihc IcKislation had nol subslantially reduced Ihe threat of war conlained in the bill The house passed the measure Saturday 260 to 165 OIL FIELDS NOW COMPLETELY IN GERMAN HANDS Neutrals Speculate on Whether Declaration of War Will Follow BUCHAREST Rumania Creaf Britain broke oft diplomatic relations Monday with Rumania into which Germany lias poured hundreds of thousands ot soldiers and arranged to him over her Rumanian interests to United MINTIRE BANK ROBBED AGAIN MclNTIRE olnc bandit who walked into the Aetna Sav ings bank here Monday and con fronted the cashier R E Williams and the bookkeeper Grace O Bner with a small pistol es a lets at Fords River Rouge plant in 1937 It had been generally expected that the outcome of the contro versy might have an effect on fu ture defense contracts by the government awarded The court refused to reconsider a Jan 13 decision by which it upheld the conviction of two men on a charge of violating federal antispy legislation by obtaining information from naval intelli gence files at San Pedro Cal An injunction restraining a labor organization from picketing retail stores selling the product of a Chicago dairy was upheld by the court Justice Frankfurter de livered the decision which applied to picketing by the Milk Wagon Drivers union of Chicago ot stores selling products supplied Mcadowmoor Dairies Inc by de scribed as a cutrate company car in which Ihe robber escaped was an Oldsmobilc coupe xvhose 1941 license is 451474 The car was reported stolen at Crcsco shortly before the robbery Witnesses reported the robber appeared to be between 25 and 30 yars of age The Mclnlhc bank was robbed Oct 27 1S39 when S600 was taken 2 USE ROPE TO ESCAPE BLAZE Lylc Couple Heard Blaze Thought Sound Was From Locomotive LYLE by a blaze which gutted the building in which they lived Mr and Mrs Simmons escaped the roaring fire by lowering a rope from the win dow of their apartment here at 7 oclock Monday morning Simmons who operates a gio eery store in the building in the I heart of Lylcs business district t first lowered his wife down Ihr rope to safety then ecapcd the blaze by down he rope Cause of the fire was not known The couple had hoard tiic nwr from flames but believed it to be the sound from a passing train Smoke entered the room and when they opened the door they saw the lames roaring at them Loss of the fire which destroyed the entire grocery stock and apartment furnishings was not known Monday It is partly cov ered by insurance The Simmons came here three months ago from Emmetsburg Slates care V The llritisli minister Sir Reg inald lloarc notified Ruman ian Premier General Ion Anton cscu that the lonestrained rela tions belwccn their countries were at an end iis a brief note delivered on Ihc stroke of noon This decision followed on the heels of British Prime Minister Churchills broadcast declaration Sunday that the nazis having absorbed Hungary and driven Ru mania into i frightful internal convulsion arc already on Ihe Black Sea and perhaps a south ward movement of Gorman troops into or through Bulgaria already hits begun There was speculation in neu tral diplomatic quarters whether Britain soon might follow the break with a declaration ot war espec ially since Rumanian oil fields are now completely in German hands and would provide a legitimate target for Britains bombing planes The British minister to Bulgaria recently notified the Bulgarian government according to diplo matic sources in Sofia that Bul garian military targets would be bombed by the RAF iC a way were opened through Bulgaria for Ger man troops to get at Greece or Turkey V V The Uniled Stales minister frranklm Mott Cuntlicr and his staff immediately bcsan lakinc over British documents in prep aration for laking charge of British interests in this country A special steamer is wailing in Ihc Rumanian Black Sea port of Constanta to take Sir Reginald and his staff of almost 50 to Is tanbul Turkey Official Rumanian reaction to the break in relations was not im mediately available but a breach had been expected since large contingents ol German troops be gan entering Rumania last fall The British minister spent al most an hour with Antoncscu ar riving back at the British lega tion after 1 m looking tired but smiling broatlly The legation staff had nearly completed packing by then Newspapers carried columns of instructions to civilians on how to behave in air raids and how bcsl lo protect themselves Bucharest was blacked out last iRlit and Ihc blackout will be pci inanciil hirreaflcr This decision was made the newspaper Cur culul said because there is dan ger of air attacks The reported British warning lo Bulgaria is believed to apply also 10 Rumania because of the pres ence here of German troops and the military value of Rumanian 011 fields Besides the British diplomatic mission there arc nearly LOD other Britons residing in Ru mania Many liuve indicated they will remain Some stayed in Bu charest during the German occu pation in the last war The British have been holding rounds of farewell parties for 2 Injured Walk Mile for Aid bnger of the Corwith vicinit walked one cal treatment following a wrecks one mile south of lown on high way 60 at midnight Sunday Lenz suffered back injuries head and hand lacerations while Unger suffered a broken nose cut lip head and hip injuries The Unger car overturned and the Lenz car went into a ditch Unger had just relumed from a trip to Texas FRANKLIN MOTT GUNTHER U S Minister in Rumania British internals ;