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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WTOES FIVE CEKTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 1941 Ate Too Much of Own Cooking Northwood Is Low in State With 16 Below DES MOINES WPampcred by weeks of abovenormal tem peratures Iowa got a taste o real winter again Tuesday with the mercury sinking into the minus reaches in many sections of the state Norlhwood had the dubious honor of Iowa cold spot Monday zero Charles City had 13 below Mason City H below Cedar Rapids 12 below Iowa Falls D below Marshalltown and Dubuque 1 be low Iowa City and Fort Dodge o below and Davenport Z below The southeast section of the state was spared from the subzero blasts the minimum at ion being two above zero The weather bureau said tem peratures averaged 20 degrees bc Jow normal Tuesday morning after reaching a high Monday of de grees at Omaha Only precipitation was a trace al DCS Moines in the shape of JSht scarcely visible snow ilacs Monday night The cold wave as usual was Canadian born with Smith Al berta registering a frigid 39bc Jov Prince Albert reported 37 be low the weather bureau said Minnesotas Low Is 25 Below MINNEAPOLIS One of winters most severe cold waves moved oxer Minnesota and the Dakotas Tuesday dropping the temperatures to as as 23 de grees below zero Northwest temperatures at a in Tuesday included North Dakota Pcinina 27 below Grand Forks 2S below Fargo i below Jamestown 23 below Bis marck 13 below and Dickinson two below Minnesota Alexandria 25 below St Cloud 22 below Minneapolis 19 below Winona 12 below Springfield 13 below and Willmar 19 below South Dakota Huron six below Sioux Falls seven below and tertown 17 below MBS PARR DIES AT CHARLES CITY Wife of One of Tractor Plant Founders Leaves Husband 6 Children CHARLES came Monday night at to Mrs C H Parr 69 wife of one of the founders of the HartParr Trac Gertrude Gates Parr moved here in 1901 when her hus band came to found the first gas tractor factory in the United States She was born in Clinton Wis and was graduated from high school ancl college in Bcloit Wis She was married to C II Parr in Beloit in 1898 Surviving besides her husband are five daughters Rena C Parr of Pocatello Idaho airs Jennie Georgette of Glendale Wini fred Parr of Los Angeles Mrs Gertrude Bruce of Lawrence Mass and Mrs Charlotte Jensen of Castana One son survives Capt Weyland Panof Ft Rose cransCal Mrs C C Monroe Charles City is her sister Mrs Parr had been ill for some time Funeral arrangements arq in charge of Lindamans Mutton Director of Conservation Group Dies From Injuries DES MOINES L Hutton Ames director of the Slate Conservation Commission jdicd Tuesday as the result uC an automobile accident two weeks ago Hutton developed piicunvmia and little hope had been held for his recovery for several davs ITALIAN FORGES QUITDANGELA Retire From Other Important Ethiopian Points British Say CAIRO Italians have evacuated Dangela and other im portant points in Gojjam province of western Ethiopia as a result of native antifascist activities the British general headquarters re ported Tuesday That was the only military ac nvity reported on all of Britains farHung fronts in north and cast Africa Tile communique was one of the briefest in months H said merely Ethiopia As a result ol patriot activities the Italians have eva cuated Dangela and other impor tant posts in the Gojjam On other fronts no change in the situation CULVER ON STAFF IOWA CITY Wicapt Earl O Culver of Delafield Wis re pjaccrt Major L Brown on the University of Iowa H O T C staff the military departmenthas announced The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy snow flurries extreme west colder southwest Tuesday night Wed nesdaypartly cloudy continued cold MIXVESOTA Generally fair and continued cold Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY plubeGazette weather statistic Maximum Monday 13 Minimum Monday nifflil II At 8 a m Tuesday J2 At 3 p m Tuesday o The murk of 14 below early Tuesday was the coldest this win ter since Dec 3 when a minus 19 was recorded The coldest January temperature wns 8 below on Jan 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum JQ Precipitation Trace Extended Forecast CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m Feb 18 to p m Feb 22 in clusive Upper Mississippi valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that dram into the Great Lakes The temperature will average below normal but with slow rising trend last two days Precipitation light except light to moderate first two ciays m southern Illinois mostly in form of snow Need More Mess Fund Donations PREVIOUSLY KtrORTEU s ONI JudjB Henry X Iravcn Oauihlers of Uiiiun Vrlcrans Billys Lake Mr ana Sirs Arnold K Olion DclroH Mich w ii eraser JH CUT LioiiTciub Il JuamU Camp Koyat Neirhborj mi Balnboiv Division Auxiliary Chapter 1 no Slason ray Rotrj CliiK 7 TOTAI SIUIWTJ too total gifts lor the National mess fund is approaching the SI 200 saal set for it The question now is whether at the rate of growth reflected in ihe above list which covers conlii ouljons received in the past week the objective will be reached by leb when the North Iowa com panies entrain orCamp Clai bovne Louisiana Theres still a chance for YOU to do your part if youre interested in making the more happy and comfortable the lot ol these 250 young men who will be leavin this community for a year of in tensive army training Why dont now forward your tangible expression of appreciation Gifts should be addressed National Guard Fund Ca iMason City Iowa NEWlEFENSE ORDER PLACED Mason City Tent and Awning Company lo Make 500 More Tents A supplemental contract to the national defense order for 1800 army tents previously awarded was received Tuesday by Charles VV Gasswint ol the Mason City Tent and Awning company The lew order is for 500 additional enls involving a cost of S27500 Labor involved for the local firm will be approximately Mr Gasswint said The original SIGOOOO contract s to be completed by May 31 he and the supplemental order will run the firm until June 30 when all orders are to be com pleted for delivery to the army Other contracts likelv will be ct later for delivery in the next iscal year beginning July I Mr Gasswint said THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE No Ill DR ROHLF OF WAVERLY DIES Prormnent Physician Will Be Buried at Hampton Wednesday WAVERLY serv ices will be held here Wednesday for Dr W A RohlX 71 a past president of the Iowa Medicnl so ciety who died in a hospital Mon day Dr Rohlf had been ill four years Burial will be at Hampton Dr Rohlf practiced medicine at Hampton a number of years His widow Ls the former Lottie Bccd of Hampton NAZIS SQUEEZE CREECE Foes of Proposal in Senate Attack F R Powers Under Measure WASHINGTON Senator Clark DMo expressed belief in the senate Tuesday that enact ment of the pending British aid bill would be equivalent to a declaration of a state of war which ultimately would have to be followed up by sending troops abroad v v Tli is is not a defense bill at all Clark declared holding the floor as the first opposition speaker in the senate debate over he measure This is a war bill This is a bill ti im plement and nut in motion processes almost certain to re sult in war He contended that the measure amounted to guaranteeing n mil itary victor by one belligerent over another We all know1 he said that that is equivalent to a declaration of a state of war ourselves and must be followed up by our ships our warships our planes and our guns and ultimate committed we ly our men Once cannot turn aside Clark spoke after Senator John son RCal asserted formally that the bill would m akc Presi dent Roosevelt a dictator or worse Opening fhe second day of senate debate Clark declared that the measure would strip Ameri can defense grant autocratic powers to the president and re yerse traditional American for eign policy In a lengthy minority report Johnson ranking republican mem ber or the foreign relations com mittee reviewed the bills pro visions which would permit the president to transfer war mate rials to wiirriii democracies and declared that Britain needed no aid beyond what she already was getting from the United States No one can read this bill Johnson wrote and doubt tliat its ultimate effect if not its de clared purpose will he to take us into war it Clark saw tiie bill as a gamble upon the one card of a complete British victory Summing up his objections to the bill Johnson asserted that there is not need now for addi nonal aid to Britain Britain is will continue lo nid uccesirv hat can with due regard lor our safc be accorded Declaring that the measure was iil a bill lor aiding Britain nor bill for the national defense our own country Johnson serted that it proposed to grant powers to the president never be fore given to a chief executive makes the cliief executive a dictator and worse a dictator with power to take us into war he said Var making powers would be transferred from con ercss to the president Johnsons report went on and the presi dent would have tlic authority to designate aggressor nations ami determine what punish ment shall he melcd out to them 8y its terms Johnson contend ed the bill would commit the country lo support of any policv the president chose to put into effect Clark read an address to a well filled senate as spectators in the crowded galleries looked on As the first speaker against lha bill in the senate debate Clark urged that WheelerJJrges Limits for Aid CLARK CLAIMS US TROOPS TO BE SENT LATER LOOK INSIDE House Votes to Allow Cities to Increase Library Taxes Senate Passes Bill for Tax Exemption of A JOE LOUIS Defends Title 14th Time K Os Dorazio SPORTS PAGE Debate Tourney to Be Held at Drake STATE PAGE ments oC those ttisaarcp H this bill is passed he said this may be among the Inst of the opportunities that we shall have to exercise that Clark said he spoke with au thority in assuring the senate that opponents had no desire to unduly prolong the debate and referred to the brieffew days the discussion would occupy the chamber Proceeding then to denounce and oppose the bill Clark noted that Us title claimed te measure would promote the defense of the United States It would do nothing of the cmd he contended jit is in faei he declared a il to authorize the denuding of American defenses to authorize lie suspension ot any American aw inconsistent with the dictatorial lowers conferred in the act to au thorize the arming and supplying of any country in lie world at the cxpcnsc of taxpayers in the sole discretion ot the president of the united States to authorize the making of foreign alliances with out the concurrence oT the scnnte is required by the constitution ol he United States to authorize the underwriting of the cost oi main taining the British empire around the world at the expense of the taxpayers of America to brin the war to our very doors by af forumg access to our navy yard and ship yard facilities for the warships of belligerent nationsto Monroe doctrineby vital prin REA Transmission Lines DES IUOINES Iowa house economy bloc took its beating of ihc session Tuesday when the lower chamber voted lo allow cities to increase the library levy from 1 to 2 mills The measure which now goes In the senate received a favor able vote of 89 to 5 The dissent ers were Representatives Vin cent 1 Browner D DCS fit R ncr R It R Walter II kDlU Lake View and II R Council VUhbaugh who was a bailie fir economy throughout the lui9 session termed the project for in creased library iimmcing worth while but the people who are paying taxes on llieir homes linvc come to a point of shoutin enough Representative David A Dancer II Laniom declared however that the additional tax would not raise as much money annually in the towns of Decatur county as spent in a liquor store down there in one month Representative Moyle R Ma quokela said some cities and towns need the money because ot the great increase in reading dur ing and since the depression Representative Herman Knud son R Mason City supported Moyle with a statement that the library is the poor mans uni ine abandonment of its va ciple of not pnrlMpitinR in opes wars Eur Trojans Estherville Will Meet in Tourney SPOKTS BULLETIN Mason City was seeded number 4 and will meet Eslherville in the rnl Of iunor collcgc basketball tournament at Sort Dodge Feb 21 28 and March l V L Sanders of Crcston execu tive secretary announced Tucs asy Tnc 16 topnotch quintets thai will compete for the 1041 cham pionship were chosen on the of Ihciiseason records in confer ence competition and seeded into two brackets TRLCK HIT BY TRAIN BURLINGTON New corn b Muscatine independent gravel truck operator who is haul ing gravel from Spring Grove lo the loua ordnance plant here escaped uninjured when his empty truck was struck by a soutl T T T Representative A JI A very R Spencer declared that when you put tax money into brains for the younger generation you arc put ting it in a worthwhile place By an overwhelming voice vote the house rejected an amendment by Walter to limit the increase only lo those cities which had built n new library since 1935 Opposing the Walter amendment Representative p Kuowlton R Dccorah said to Walter want to register an objec tion to you coming up to Dccoraii from Council Bluffs and locking the door on greater library ap SIX OTHER BILLS PASSED IV HOUSE The house passed six other bills Tuesday including one to require defendants to give the stale four days notice of intent to use ei ther an alibi or insanity as a de fense in criminal cases Tlfe prosecution bill sailed through 8 to 12 after it had been assailed at length by Repre sentative R E Duffield R Guth rie Dufficlri termed a measure to make it easier at the expense of defendants for county attor neys u try their cases The Cluthric Center legislator termer it unfair to force i defen dant to disclose his full hand when he is in a same on which so much depends 1 Defending the measure Rep resentative Harold B Claypool K Williamsburg said the 6111 which now goes to the sen ate is just another step in making criminal procedure a searchfor the truth rather than a contest of wits I cant for the life of me see iow an innocent man would have any fear of this kind of a change in the Inw Claypool declared The bill would require the de fendant to list the names and ad dresses of the witnesses he in tends to use in establishing ei the alibi or insanity The house also passed 83 to a bill to minimum lower for the population school districts srcs wanting to establish a junior col lege from 20000 to 5000 The change also would require ap proval of proposed colleges by ill to limit the use of white canes blind persons The measure also require motorists approach ig a blind person lo bring their cars to a full slop Also approved bv the lower1 chamber was a house bill to pro vide for the payment of municipal officers bonds by the municipal ity and a senate measure to pro vide for he financing of major special improvements on the basis of 60 per cent rather than actual valuation Senate Votes REA Tax Exemption After a twoday fight over a method of taxing rural elcclric co operatives the Iowa senate Tues day compromised by voting 49 to to exempt KEA transmission for 1911 and I lines from all taxes 1012 The bill now goes lo the house ol representatives Under the compromise prn Iiosal offered by Senator E I Donohue R New REA tencralinc plants of which there arc now two totaled at roeahonlas and Hampton would continue to be assessed as thcy are noiv with the coopcratilve association as a whole paving the axes The cooperatives would con tinue to collect the two per cent sales tax from their customers on amount of power used Transmission lines over the fx mg of whicli the dispute has arisen would be exempted from all taxes and next however e a c h individual for this year Thereafter ua members proportionate interest in his associations Irnnsmissioli line would be assessed against him as real etsate Supporters of the original bill which would have imposed an ad ditional 1 per cent sales tax against REA cooperatives in lieu of property tax quickly fell in line with the majority floor leaders compromise plan The original bill saulted from every had been ns angle but up J UUI Up until Donohue proposed the com promise the REAs supporters had withstood successfully all attempts lo amend their bill save one cal culated to exempt the Amana colonies flic final allempt lo amend the bill Tuesday was led by Senator George Kaul R DCS who liad attacked the proposal on the grounds of un constitulionality He argued that a sales tax on properly would he invalid His final proposal Tuesday was to assess UEA property on a 10 per cent basis The compromise proposal ac cepted by the senate was similar to a plan offered Monday by Kan excepting hat Pauls proposal had not carried the twoyear ex emption clause One REA supporter commented that Tuesdays senate attiou if approved by the house increlv postpone the headache for two years thats all right with us added so long as they gave us the exemption now Supporters of the ordinal bill declared its object was promo tion and encouragement of rural electrification in Iowa Fish Story VICHY fURI Reports from DunquciQtie Tuesday said that millions ot herring were running ashore committing suicide lo I escape bigger lish in n traffic iam caused fay overpopulation With the requisitions of trawlers and he suspension of fishing in the English channel herring had re produced in such quantities they were overcrowding the water it was reported Several tons were uuk uj u JJUU11Q Burlington route Zephyr train at 60 per cent vole of the people crossing seven miles south said lo have been picked up from faith and credence to the arsu passcd and sent to the governor in Streamlined Bible Archbishop John Gregory nl nrr c ai Most 2000 years Pontius Pilate has been demoted Recorded in Bibical history as governor of Judea the man who delivered Jesus to his Roman su periors to be crucified will be hslcd simply as procurator of the Roman province in a streamlined revision of the Catholic iVcw Test ament Bishop Edwin OHara ol Kansas City chairman of a confraternity committee which rewrote the New testament m modern language exlai explained that Pilate was not a The 749 first si will be released May 18 i jtciiv VVtld liy 3 governor in the modem sense but a fiscal agent ot Rome with judi cial powers The revision is the result of nearly five years work by the committee com prising Bishop 4AH1U1 bishop John T McNicholas of Cincinnati and an editorial board of outstanding scripture scholars The confraternity has started revising the Old Testament This work will require two or three years more Many words ol Latin derivation 110 longer commonly used have been omitted The frequent con cupiscence has been replaced by outmoded words as saith caUeth and took place nave been changed to said atld The often used tidings and this day have become simply news and to A striking change in printing s USC of Para8raphs in stead of the familiar verse form Printing will be one column across each page instead ot two SMALL NATION TOLD TO CEASE FIGHTING ITALY Germans Imply Troops to Cross Bulgaria If Peace Is Not Made BULLETIN1 BELGRADE Jugoslavia iTi Boris of Bulgaria was reporlcil by the newspaper tremc Tuesday in a dispatch from Bucharest to have gone to Germany Monday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA Bulgaria Germany armed uith what observers inter preted as a virtual promise by Turkey to stay within her owii frontiers in the event tiazi troops march toward Bulgaria was re ported in informed diplomatic quarters Tjiesday to have taken steps to convince Greece it would ue wise to make quick peace with Such n peace these circles indi cated would have to be on Pre mier Mussolinis terms It was reported here the Ger man minister lo Athens told Greek leaders alter the an nouncement of the new Turk i s hBuIffarian nonaggression pact Monday that Greece is open to attack through Bulgaria He was understood to have made clear that the reich would prefer to see Greece and Italy settle their fight quickly around a peace table The implication was understood to be that if Greece failed to comply Adolf Hitlers Balkan army would start rolling south ward from its bases in Humania crossingBulgaria arid eastern Thrace so that the Greeks could not continue their battle in Albania Many diplomats here said they felt announcement of the pact might lessen the possibility Uial Report Nozi Planes Over Macedonia BITOLJ Jugoslavia 7 Reports from Greece Tucstlay high flying scout and recon naissance planes identified as German have been flyiiiRr over Greek Mace donia in recent days provoking fears that an invasion by nazi forces is imminent The planes were said to appear each day alone the Bulgarian frontier causing as many as three air raid alarms daily in Greek towns the Germans actually would move through Bulgaria They said they behoved the Greeks probably would accept axis terms for a peace now that hope of aid from lurkcy has dwindled rather than the armies of bolh Italy and Y Tdc authoritative Sofia news paper Zora said Germany and soviet Russia had agrccil on the BiilearianTiirkish pact as a means of jircvcnliiiB the spread nr war in llic eastern Balkans Sonic British quarters said Lon don had been informed bv Turkey hctore the pact was announced Other sources close to the British and Turkish governments indi cated London did not learn of the agreement until Monday In Lon don Britisl said they had given their blessing to the negotiations British Minister George Rondel declared Britain had no intention whatever of taking any initiative leading to violation of Bulgarian neutrality or dragging Bulgaria into war1 H was reported here llial Bul Kana ami Turkey would start Tuesday withdrawal of troops massed alonff their common frontier More than 100000 Turkish sol diers have been concentrated in recent weeks in European Turkey across from Bulgaria and Bui gam recently reinforced her frontier with the first avrny corps Irom botia Reports that Bulgaria and Juso slavia might sign an accord lar lo the BulgarianTurkish agi cement were discounted here It was pointed out the two Slav nations already have a treaty of perpetual friendship and non aggression Claim Turkey Is Loyal to British LONDON The Turkish Bulgarian nonaggression agree ment can have little practical fm Tlikcy authorila ressaid Tuesday ;