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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST D EP r or i o i Mo IN t s COMP PRESS AND UNITED LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS The US Marines Land Demonstration Given as 55 Chutists Jump From Transport Planes MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13TJ94T THIS PAPEIt CONSISTS OF FOUn SECTIONS f MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT Spain Italy in Accord Tell France of Decisions Points on Which Hitler Wants Answers Are Listed by Observers the world may we may be in be exhausted and the same boat If this act is in force in those dnys I hate to think what may happen 1 again Wont 6e scared by the cap Kalisls of the cast contin ued U they dont want to lend money in this stale what do we care still have the land and thc power lo lax them so they will be only o fflad to return the land to Iowa people Representative James A Lucas K chairman of thc judiciary No 2 committee which considered Ihe measure said ils approval by the legislature would make it very difficult for the farmer to obtain the line of credit to which he now is entitled The deficiency judgment prin Mple works this way i Mr A borrows S20000 on farm He is unable to meet the I leims of the mortgage and lie i properly is foreclosed It brines i warily SlaOOO at thc sale Jjlhc lender is entitled under he I arescnt law u oblain a S5 000 i Ruagmcnl for Ihc difference 01 Deficiency on thc Joan I By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME Nationalist Spain and fascist Italy have reached complete accord on their wartime voles European reorganization and African problems it was announced authoritatively Thurs day and now it is believed i ranee has been informed of their decisions V V Generalissimo Franco motor g homeward hrough the French Riviera after five hours of consultation with Premier Mussolini Wednesday at Bor nighera Italy was understood o have acquainted Chief of Stale Pclaiti with the results nf tile conference in which France as a territorial stake Adolt Hitler it is expected also will be informed Franco and his heavily guarded entourage arrived in midafter noon at Montpellier France where he talked with Petain and the Spanish party was entertained at iunch The motorcade continued on toward the Spanish border in ate afternoon The French insisted that the visit by Franco to Pelain his for mer profeisorat the Superior Wai college at Paris was only a cour were involved in varying dc directly or indirectly in Ihe FrancoMussolini meeting These commentators interpret ing the official Italian communi que on the meeting flatly CX to in clude Mediterranean and African problems by a rope and opens automatically Lint chutist Heir parachue is atLichca tofhe plane traimne at ifie station the shlpThe men were part of a group of 80 SUPPORT CLAIMS IN DEFICIENCIES House Beats Proposal to Abolish Present System of Judgments DES MOINES Iowas mortgage wars of the 30s were fought all over again Thursday as the Iowa house voted death for a bill to abolish deficiency ments Thc lower chamber bv a 63to 3a vote accepted a committee re port recommending indefinite postponement for the bill to pre vent a lender from going beyond his property security in collecting the debt By a vole of 84 o 3 llic house Thursday also passed a bill lo clamp down on socallctl pro fessional seekers of relief by raising tlic relief residence elig ibilityrequirements from one to two years Representative Gustavo Alesch D who unsuccessfully soughtto have the deficiency judgment recommendation over turned blamed that principle for the milk war in northwest lova and for the Plymouth county foreclosure conflict during the de pression A judge was dragged off the bench in one uprising We arc apt to face the same kind of a situation immediately afler the present war ends Alesch declared The nations of tcsy call Diplomatic Switzerland sources at Bern said Petain met NO 107 TENSION UP IN ORIENT British Expect 2 Nazi Thrusts AMERICANS ARE URGED TO QUIT FAR EAST AREA GIBRALTAR AND SUEZ BELIEVED GERMAN GOALS Efforts to Seal Both Ends of Mediterranean Anticipated in 30 Days LONDON circles Thursday twin Germ a n Ihrusls at Gibraltar and the Suez Canal were expected within tho next 30 days in an effort to sea both ends of the Mediterranean and isolate British forces in the Libyan campaign A drive in thc west they as serted would be made witii the full acquiescence of the Span ish government which would al 3oiv he Germans free move ment through Spain The drive in thc oast probably will force the Turks lo fight but his new foe would be balanced by cutting off Greece they added U was said that Premier Mus solini of Italy was believed to lave appealed to Generalissimo Francisco Franco in their Italian necting Wednesday for coopcra ion in a German attack on Gib British squadrons patroling the estcrn Mediterranean operate tom the Rock which guards the vostern end of the sea According to the picture drawn n British circles the prime ob eclive of the first phase of a Ger man drive in the east be pt5ar onika would provide a base for tir and sea raids H was indicated that Britain vas mobilizing all her diplomatic csources in the Balkans in an to offset the danger of a jcrman thrust through Bulgaria British diplomatic sources of fered an outline of Britains al UUidc toward Bulgaria assert ing Hial Prime Minister Church ill in his Sunday broadcast did not ask Bulgaria to abandon her neutrality in favor of Britain or anyone else but to preserve and defend it Jugoslav These sources emphasized that Britain at no time had asked Bul garia lo attack Germany Diplomats said thc status of Ru mania remained obscure It was not clear whether that country was regarded officially as ene myoccupied territory like Den mark or Norway The general be lief was that until Rumania is placed in that category thc Royal Air Force will not bomb thc Ger manheld Rumanian oil fields The objectives of the British diplomatic campaign in the Bal kans were outlined follows To insure Turkish support A i i T mhe Near East Announced by U S D A 2T encourage the Greeks lo contiiHH PRICES OF SUGAR BEETS ARE SET 1940 and 1941 Fair Rates for Processors Chiefs Go to Hitler BELGRADE Jugoslavia Jugoslavias premier and foreig minister left for Germany aboard a special Plane Thursday and were reported to have reached Munich and been met there by Germai Foreign minister Joachim vor Ribbentrop It was reported here that the Jugoslav officials Premier isa Cvetkovic and Foreign Mini ster Alksander CinarMarkovic ivould go on to Berchtesgadcn to see Adolph Hitler Thursday nifiht The Jugoslav leaders went to Germany upon the invitation or Hitler himself presumably lo learn of their countrys role in the coming spring phase of the war Jugoslavia might be a corridor for iiazi legions in the event they strike at Greece Wellinformed quarters said they also would discuss Jugoslav ias adherence to the tripowcr pact ot Germany Italy and Jap an They were accompanied by Viktor von Heeren German min ister to Belgrade Recent movements of German troops into Rumania estimated now to total iOOOOU have aroused nervousness in Jugoslavia whose territory as well as that of Bul garia would afford a corridor for attack on Greece and an advance toward the Aegean The Vardar nver valley through Jugoslavia affords a natural route noted in World war history for an advance toward Salonika GREEKS 3 MILE ADVANCE Intense Artillery Action Prepares Way Toward Valona Port ATHENS Greek troops were reported Thursday to have advanced their lines about three miles in the coastal sector after an intense artillery action to pre pare the way toward Vaioua Ital ianheld port on the Albanian coast I The Greeks also were reported to have attacked over i iio Austin Asks Britain State Peace Aims Senate Group Approves British Aid Bill CLAIM13SHIPS INCONVOYSUNK BY NAZI ATTACH Germans Report New Type Tactics by Air Subs Surface Craft sugar WASHINGTON division of the agriculture depart ment announced Thursday the minimum prices to be paid for the 1930 and 1941 crops ot sugar beets by processors who wish to qualify for payments under the sugar act The act requires that processors purchase beels at rates not less than those determined by the sec votary of agriculture to be fair and reasonable T schedule for district which includes Minnesota Iowa problems axis observers said but nrst Hitler rnust have answers on several important points France is willing lo tall in with thc axis for the new order in Europe the Vichy govern ment is stable arid can clear up uncertainties in France and bring changes considered bv the axis to be necessary atfitudc of thc French navy attitude of General Maxime Wcygand whose armies m French North Africa might be come n threat lo the axis Dakota is from beets grading U per cent sucrose with Ihc processed sugar ringing a average return of S3 hundred pounds to SC09 a ton o hcln I for bcels grading 18 per cent su vith sugar bringing an av iclurn of S a hundred Franco at hc FrenchItalian bor der Thursday morning hclniu grading 18 per i TtahanSpanishFrciieh crosc J Kt WiJJlfelUJ Italian against the tlllU LU threatening an important enemy base The fighting near Valona was aid to have occurred in the weights within a short distance of the Adriatic shore with the Ital ans stubbornly defending ly fortified positions The Italian units at length were reported dis odged by bayonetl h r u s t i n Greeks who found heavy losses been inflicted by their tillcry fire To induce Bulgaria to resist inv the first two objcc a o r possible German invasion bv ac complishing Mercury Retreats in Blustery Spell The years first rain of Wed nesday afternoon was followed Thursday by blustery weather with some snow flurries and strong spasmodic winds The mercury registered 72 at 8 a m but rclrcalcd lo at 2 p m pounds aUitudc of all Frances v rvorth African colonies and Frances attitude toward the United States Which if any of these points Iranco hoped to clear up in his conference with Pcfain was not ascertained But authorized com ment in Rome indicated that all Gets Life for Robbing Bank at Mclntire Herman Petcre 21 who confessed thc robbery of the Aetna Savings bank at Mclntire Monday was sentenced to life in ihc state reformatory at Anamosa Judge Tom Boynton of Forest ity set appeal bond at So 000 Peters was captured Tuesday on a farm north of Chester 24 hours after he held up thc Mclntire banlc and escaped with S233GO in cash He was taken prisoner by Iowa and Minnesota officers The Weather FORECAST IOWA Clearing ami colder Thursday nisht preceded by snow flurries early Thursday night northeast and extreme cast Friday fair rising tem perature northwest and extreme west MIXXESOTA Clearing and Colder Thursday night preceded by suoiv flurries extreme cast early Thursday night Friday fair rising temperature extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette wcalhcr statis tics Maximum Wednesday SS Minimum Wednesday msM At S a m Thursday j YEAR AGO nCl Minimum TT LOOK INSIDE FOR BERLIN Geinan high command announced Thursday Ihiit German warships had sunk 13 British steamers somewhere in Ihc Atlantic in probably the most successful attack on a convov in naval history Among Ihe vessels rieslroyed Ihe communique said wore sovera large sleamers plyng transocean routes The lype of warships which participated in the attack was not disclosed Military spokesmen declared however that the world was witnessins the first large scaie development of tactics Uy which surface craft submarines and long distance saluting planes co operated closely All vessels destroyed were said to have been heavily loaded with war materials and other neces sities destined for England Trmrenvas noTtiention ofrwhere Ihe action toolc place but a mil itary spokesman snid it was a con tinuation of the attack which was disclosed first last Sunday in a erman announcement telling 01 the wrecking of six vessel of an other convoy by planes off the Portuguese coast The German radio reported the MnUinEs in a special report the first since the French campaign Military authorities indicated that lie convoy had been at tacked fiercely anil scattered after which the vessels were picked off one dy one Tiie approximate tonnage and he names of the ships were not disclosed It was pointed out how ever that the communique an several large transocean stcam By a transocean steamer the Germans usually visualize a vessel of at least 20000 tons a spokes man said The communique said merc chanlmcn in Ihc convoy were armed HARRY BRIDGES Deportation Hearing to Start March 31 PAGE 2 Expect Twins But Triplets Are Born COLORADO SPRINGS The doctor told Mr and Mrs Clar ence Barnes Jr to expect twins Triplets boys But we were prepared snid Barnes Sot names for all of Kent and Keith lo Start Debate on Measure Monday WASHINGTON A call on Britain lo slalc her aims in establishing a postwar order of world peace was voiced in the sen ate Thursday shortly after Ihe foreign relations committeevoted i 15 to 8 approval of Ihe admin istrations aidtoBritain bill Senator Austin of Vermont the assistant republican leader ex plained that in making this sug gestion he was not proposing its incorporation in the leaselend bill but merely that Britains pcace views should be considered uhen the negotiations began for the transfer of war materials Britain Austin said should be willing to slate her peace she intended lo tu after the war ended lo establish a new sanction of peace bv which disputes would be seltlcii without resort lo force She should be willing lo com mit to us he continued that thereatler in thc orient when we take a stand we will not be left there holding the she will not abandon us as in the of Manchoukuo Senator Barklcy of Kentucky the democratic leader announced nounce that formal debate on the British aid bill would begin Monday Senator Lee D how ever began an immediate discus of the measure with the as earn tajJI paign oD nazi propaganda which s yet been unleashed in an at tempt to delay its passage Delay ot this bill is as effective as defeat Lcc asserted Since England has now allocated all of her assets for cash payment of or ders already given she cannot place any more orders unlil leaselend bill passes TJial is ivliy every Hitter sympathizer every appcascr and every fifth columnist in America is frying to slop this hill They are shoutingthat its passage would make President Koiucvclt a dictator They seem ti prefer to have Hitler as t dictator permanently Ihaii la trust IlooscveU with emergency powers temporarily Thc committee acted finally after rejecting a proposal by Sen Jap Navy Concentrations Reported Dutch Ships Go to Neutral Ports Bv UXITED PRESS A war alarm swept tile far east Thursday which may forecast the pattern of mighty axis spring oltensive striking at Great Britain from thc shores of the British Isles to farflung Pacific outposts By coincidence or iiie timing of master axis propagandists reports iron the war fell into a pattern Ihurscluvthat appeared lo lift a curtain on the shape of things lo These were Die developments An urgent war alarm Wils sounded m the far east Aus lialians culled an emergency de fense meeting Americans in Uiina unii Jn me Ihilijijnncs were urged lo return home biff Japanese na val concentrations were re ported off Thailand ad French ludaChiiia Dutch merchant Miippiiig was warned into iieu Iral ports At Monlpclhciin France Gen rraiKisco Franco and Ramon Bemto Henri Philippe Pc met with Mussolini and achieved complete identity of views on tnc European situation The Balkans resounded with a vv mi mu ilS H QtVl A BriHsh si i uj auega thathuge Naziforcealre aiinostieady for offensiveaction in Rumania and Bulgavia May Put 50000 Jews in Ghetto for Riots AMSTERDAM Via a result of riots against Dutch on Fcb 10 5UOOO Jews here arc facing thc immediate pos sibility of bcins enclosed in a ghetto Chief Knows Fire When He Feels It n ators Johnson HCaJ and El lender DLa to restrict the presidents authority to send American armed forces out of Ihc western hemisphere The committee rejected also an amendment proposed by Senator UcNary ROre which would staled specifically that any ships transferred lo foreign coun tries must be returned amendment was put forward n thc committee on Wendell L Willkics suggestion that aid undcr lic legislation be limited Brit ain China and Greece Thc British aid bill would ocr Lumped together these reports to viggestions that the nazi spring offensive u will be confined to no front but will see o en thc fSC lhcBlitiil1 al every potential the weakpoint of the empires life lines girdling the globe Such an day s dispatches bear fruit aler include a tar eastern attack presumably bv the axis partner Japan an allout blow at British sea lanes in the Atlanta by Spain and possibly Franca in support of an attack in the western Mediter ranean presumably at Gibraltar and a Balkan smash probablv r Salonika and thc vital Dardanelles These blows suggested i would ue accompanied by mass air assaults upon Britain on a scale luthertoforc unattcmpted as i possible prelude to an actual in vasion attempt v Whether or not Germany actu ally contemplates a world of fensive of this scope it seemed apparent Thursday that she was making every effort convince Britain that such an attack may Iniln mi nc nt There lhit UIIILI i livic Itillr rlriiKt mu the president to transfer lease the Far Eastern the lt w brin end war merias naliOHi VJeu with n whose defense the president con Aiders vital lo thc security of thc United States Transfers of exist ing equipment would be limited to 51300000000 and could be made the president only after con army and navy sultatio chiefs The measure also would author the repair or reoutfitting of n not only by thc British but also bv the Americans and Uic Dutch JAPANESE XAVAI CONCENTRATIONS EEPOKTEfl In support of this apprehension was a report that a Japanese bat tle fleet had appeared off Ifip ricticli dent to communiaue to fonnalion racics appropriation c warring democ i p I acBiitish tar Inchiued in thc measure but the president is uiu me TANSDCWNK Pa expcctcd lo llsu fHtls for its op led hiof Cornelius M c C u I I o u g h c lo if it is lows a fire whrn tin foM mr Chief Cornelius M c C u I I o u g I knows a fire when he feels one Driving a pumper ruck back lo thc sTaion from one blaze he dis covered he was silling on another Thc fire under thc drivers seal was extinguished by chemicals from another pumper IndoChina Tliis bUl concentla ench Tndo dCVrS kcly offensive againsi bastion of cpols 1alCic Pepara i llclllB itensi lowan Declared to Be One Man in 4700 DES MOIXES selec tive service officials have termed Alfred L Campbell of Lyon county not one man in 1000 but one man in 4700 ICAXS HUGH Fourteen democrats and one te votcd to send the bill 3 opposed Th Democrats for C h a i r n a Ocorgc of Georgia and Senators Harrison of Mississippi Wagner of New York Connally ot Texas Thomas of Utah Van Nuys of In diana Murray of Monana Pepper of Florida Green of Rhode Island Hartley of Kentucky Reynolds of in bdlh reiterated iiiiKi nnensiiicd their urgent ap peal to all Americans wojncn children and men not ctscmiallv eave China and Japan for Ihc United Stalc Ma inn UiUS to evacuate more wives and dependents of army lorccs there Thc warn ing lo U S citizens lo leave vas ZIVCD m interest of safety and national security s Byrnes of south Caromn offi Cathofic Schools in Annual Cage Contest PAGK IB only once in 4700limes The Dutch ordered two big ;