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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLC t HIST MEM 3 f OEPT OF lOAA C DCS UOINtS VOL XLVII THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRZSS FUIi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 4 1941 EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT British Making Trial Invasions7Into French Area Held by Nazis EDITORS TSOTE This striking exposition of British moves toward invading the continent is written from the vantage point of an onthessot the restrictions of censor ship It was written by William iHcGaffin Nebraskaborn Associated Press staffruan who lias just arrived from England where he went through the British bombinsr raids after coveringIhe nazi blitz krieg in France By WILLIAM McGAFFIN7 NEW YORK has already begun to invade the the Germans a quickie preview ot the mass attack British generals have promised to deliver I learned from an extremely reliable source shortly be fore leaving England three weeks ago that the British up to that time had carried off at least nine daring motorcycle raids into Germanoccupied France THIS PAPBn CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 73 CLAIM BARDIA FALL IS NEAR ELDERLY IOWA MAN AND WIFE TAKE OWN LIVES Couple After Talking Matter Over Decide To Go Together ATTACKED BY BRITISH sea ot flames Friday night in their third successive night attack Its one side of the invasion picture which I believe is not generally known in the United States The little trawler pushes softly through the channel darkness and anchors at a lonely spot on the French coast There is a muffled as 50 khaki uniformed figures I steal ashore with 50 machinegun DDCUCAI IO bearing motorcycles I DltklTlkll IO All is ready now With a roar they dash off into the treacherous unknown of a blackedout enemy occupied France Another spectac ular British sortie is in progress Young volunteers from the British army make up these sui cide squads which have tnrpe principal missions 1 To terrorize and harass the German forces thinly strung out lo a poiai some experts say of jrreat vulnerability over a thou sand mile coastline Its a page out of the German high com mands own copybook No effort is made to hide the identity of the men They wear the British khaki The British general staff wants the Germans to know that Tom mies from the regular army have been able to penetrate the lines of the vaunted reichswehr thumb a small but defiant nose as it were TheBritish aim apparently is to bolster French morale and keep the Germans in an unendinr T state of nervous and to remind them of what Britain intends the future should hold for them if such a feat is possible even in Britains ad mittedly weaker position as re sards mechanized equip ment 2 To capture prisoners and either information from first hand observation within the German lines 3 Sabotage Sometimes the raidersgo across the short stretch of channel water in a trawler Sometimes in a fish ing smack Sometimes the boats return Sometimes they dont There is no money in it Al though a bonus is paid it is infin itesimal compared to the enormous risk inolved Privates get an ex tra six pence about a dime a pound das officers an extra about four There is no glory in jf por rea sons best known to itself ihe Brit ish general staff has not let the news get about The British military sources 1 with whom I talked say some of 1 the raiding parties have reached as far inland as Amiens WATERLOO hav ing talked this matter over a good many times Fred C Crop per 77 and his 70yearold wife Margaret shot and killed them selves in their tworoom apart ment here Friday Coroner Sid ney D Smith reported The coroner who said there would be no inquest reported Mrs Cropper apparently shot herself at 11 a m and her hus band killed himself at 2 p m A 38 caliber revolver was found near the bodies The coroner said Cropper had written a note which said in part My wife was dead at 11 oclock We have talked this mat LONDON bombers ter over a good many times and turned the industrial area of the decided before we became more German seaport of Bremen into a dependent we would rather go together New I DP A Officers on the city the air ministry nounccd Saturday Although Bremen is not the first German or Germanheld town to lie raided for three nights in succession by the RAF the British say it now is believed to have undergone heavier bombinsr and more severe dam age than any other A communique reporting at tacks on other targets in nazi and nazioccupied territory which were understood to include the invasion ports said the British bombers scored repeated hits in Bremensindiistrial area witli hi gh explosive bombs and aisodrbpped many incendiaries tr if Eighteen red fires were ob served four of which were large the communique stated and there were so many white fires their number could not be counted Aircraft arriving later on the scene found the target area a sea of tlames One British plane was reported missing and a twinengined Ger man fighter plane was said to have been damaged The attacks on Bremen began Wednesday night when 20000 fire bombs and many high explosive missiles were reported dropped on targets which included submarine and shipbuilding yards British sources said the raid was in partial retaliation for the firebombing of London by German raiders last Sunday night The Thursday night raid during which RAF pilots reported finding large fires started the previous night was described as lighter than the first Weather conditions were not as favorable as on Wed nesday the Britishsaid Friday Jiighfs raid was the RAFs 55th on Bremen the British said ft is now 2 oclock and I am anj passing out I am glad to go be cause 1 was slipping Maggie left the same These authorities consider the raids highly indi cation of the way the British gen erals arc thinking They contend that the war will not be won til one side launches a successful major invasion against the other They say that Britain has dem onstrated it will take more than acnal bombardment to force her to her knees By the same token they reason that Britain can nevcr 3iope to knock Germany out from the air alone If is a question of who in vades whom where simply a modern adap tation of the old warriors re cipe that the way Io win a war is to get there fiistest with the mnstcst men down to the zero mark in north Up to now the greatest threat0111 northwestern sections of has been of a German invasion nftlle England New evidence that such a threat has not died down even with Ihe advcnl of winter weather came a few days ago when the British admitted they have rein forced their guard at Dover in anticipation of a possible surprise thrust from across the channel ff The British arc constantly warn Nazis Keep Wary Eye on Vichy Moves BERLIN Upon the out come of the present political struggle withinFrance will de pend the futurerelationship of the reich to her defeated erierny authorized German sources said Saturday of the latest reports of changes in the Vichy cabinet It you read French press speeches delivered in Vichy and Paris they said you will observe tliat France is in the midst of a violent argument concerning the future of French policy We dont doubt that tiic French people desire cooperation with Germany But there is also no doubt that an influential clique within the French govern ment does not wish this and at tempts sabotage For us a ques tion of paramount interest is how this innerpolitical struggle will end V liable sources in Vichy fore Friday the overhauling of French Chief of Petains cabinet Stale Philippe with a trium virate made up of Admiral Jean Darian General Charles Huntzig er and Foreign Minister Pierre Etienne Flandin slated to assume broad powers under the old mar shal Paul Baudouin secretary of the PREDICTCOTO SPELL TO STAY Mercury May Drop to JO Below for Northern Iowa DES MOIiVES was locked Saturday in ihe grip of a cold snap that shot the mercury state for the presidency of council resigned reportedly be cause of the proposed rcoroani zation rVew officers of the Iowa Daily Press association are W S Rupe Ames president and John Huston OUumwa vice president Rupe retiring vice president succeeds Karl Melcher business manager of the Marshalitown TimesRepublican Tile new president is publisher of the Ames Tribune Huston is publisher of the Ottum wa Courier ThB Iowa Daily Press association is composed of 30 afternoon daily newspapers in Iowa Iowa Daily Press photo AMES MAN IS HEAD OF IDPA Other Officers of Press Association Elected at Meeting DES MOtNES S Rupe publisher of the Ames Tribune ias elected president of the Iowa Alben W Barkley of Kentucky Daily Press association at a meet their floor leader Saturday while ing here Friday j republicans again bestowed the iohn Huston publisher of the OUumwa Courier was named vice president and Karl iUelcher busi ness manager of the MarshalHoxvn TimesRepublican t h c retiring president was elected to the board of directors Four others were also elected to the board L M Turnbull busi ness manager of the Davenport Democrat W H Hageboeck gen eral manager of the Iowa City PressCitizen J M Beck pub lishers of the Centerville lowegiau and Clyde Rabedeanx publisher of the Muscatine Journal Reelected tn he board were R R OBrien publisher of the Coun cil Bluffs Nonpareil A K Wal ling general manager of the Oska loosa Herald A M Clapp busi ness manager of the Clinton Her ald Clare Marshall of the Cedar Rapids Gazette Jackson McCoy general manager of the Waterloo Courier Ralph Shannon general WAVE OF COLD SWEEPSACROSS NORTHEASTUS Frigid Weather to Cover Virtually All Eastern Part of U S By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS A cold wave with temperatures far below zero in northern slates Saturday abruptly and thorough ly supplanted unseasonably mod erate weather which most of the nation had enjoyed since before Christmas Forecaster Gordon E Dunn of Chicago saiii that by Satur day nifftit or Sunday morning the frigid weather would cover virtually the eastern twothirds of lie country from tile Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic coast H was brewed in Alaska and northwestern Canada slid down the east slope of the Rockies and spread cast and south through the plains states middle and up per Mississippi valleys Great Lakes region and lower Ohio val ley Dunn said the Washington D C forecast called for a low of 20 Sunday morning and it appeared New England and upper New York state would have zero thcr He calculated the cold would reach to the Gulf coast but considerably moderatedft had readied northern Arkansas Sat urday Stronr winds and snow ac companied the cold in many sections The lowest temperature rei ported lo the weather bureau was 18 at Rock Springs Wyo A sampling ofthelows included InternationalFails Bemidji Minn II Fargo and Jamestown ff Dai 10 Willis ton and Minot N Dak Alexan dria Minn and Roosevelt Utah DuluUi Minn Devils Lake N Dnl Watertowii and Lemmon Dak 8 Minneapolis 6 Pirlc mmonty leadership 01 Charles L Falls Wis 3 Mason CUv Iowa McNnry of Oregon bckw L c The democratic parly confer Charles City and Iowa Falllow once picked Pat Harrison of Misj zero sissippi for the post of president j y if wrotempore The republican meet ing nominated Arthur Vandenburg of Michigan The democratic ma ti BARKLEY AND MNARY NAMED Kentuckian Has Demo Floor Leadership McNary Heads Minority WASHINGTON OP Senate democrats unanimously reelected BRITISH STATE MOPPING UP IS UNDER WAY Greeks Claim More Gains in Central Albanian Sector BULLETIN7 BELGRADE nazi source said Saturday that Ger many has determined lo Valona and Durazzo from be coming nn an Italian Dunkirk and indications multiplied that a German march through Bul garia with or without Sofias permission is under contempla tion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains desert army claimed victory Saturday over the Italian suicide garrison of Bardia Libya in an offen designed to root out the I0 hswje hao pain for i last vestige of fascist military power along the western Egyptian frontier Without disclosing how lonjr mopping up operations might lake Cairo head quarters of the army of the Nile said almost half of the fascist defense positions and between a iiuarler and a third of the 20000 men the retreating Italians had posted at the seaport base had been captured Greece too claimed gains against the ad vance which breached their lines in the central Albanian sec tor and opened Hie way for an important developmentof war Hold Verdict of Coroners Jury Secret K L Brad Icy completed an inquest here Sat urday into ihe death of Sirs Charles Long 25 mother of three children who was allegedly mur dered here Thursday but said the results will not be announced im lil Monday or Tuesday when the verdict is filed with the clerk of court here Funeral services for Mrs Long who was employed on a WPA sew ing project were held Saturday afternoon with burial at Howard Center six miles west nf here The rites were conducted at tile Brad ley funeral home Meanwhile the womans 42 yearold husband is being held in jail here without formal charge in connection with lie alleged slay ing Sheriff Percy Haven and the coroner said Long admitted he slabbed and cut his wife with a butcher laiife in their small apart ment after a quarrel over a St50 bill for dresses for one of their children The officers said Lous told their e thought Ins wile iiaa paid foi the dresses but she told him she was saving the money to finance a divorce BOMBER MAKES NONSTOP TRIP Flying Fortress on OhioTexas Trip Without Making Stop D A Y T O N Ohio iority in the senate insures Harri sons election when the senate votes Monday on who shall pre side during the absences of the vice president Lister Hill of Alabama was chosen democratic whip succeed ing Sherman Minion of Indiana who was defeated for reelection The republican conference elected Austin of Vermont assist ant minority leader White of Maine was elected secretary succeeding Hale of Maine who retired at the opening of this congress Austin announced the appaint RocUCord 11 llid Madison Vfis had lows of five above Chi cago and Milwaukee 7 above Pe oria 111 and Fort Wayne Ind above Springfield III LaPayelte and Terrc Haute Ind 14 In contrast Miami Fla ap peared to be the warmest place in the nation with a ranee from 65 io 80 above in the 24 hours ending at 3 m at which hour the mercury was at 66 there A snowstorm struck northwest ern Minnesota Light snow flur ries accompanied the cold in Il linois Michigan northern Kansas and northwestern Missouri A blinding snow storm of short duration struck Chicago and northern Illinois Friclav nishl The wind driven Hakes brought armys newest type UR The of flying fortress a leave Pat terson lield Saturday afternoon on an epic nonstop nonrefueling high altitude endurance flight to El Paso Tex and return it was announced Saturday The announcement from the armys experimental aillabora tory at Wright field said the ship and its crew of six was scheduled A German radio broadcast heard in New York said there had been no change in the reiclfs formal relations with Greece although Italians have announced the dis to be back ll1tcl1 Gciman air corps in tiisstst Italy in the Mediterranean basin Tlie radio said a reply to a Question as tn whether German airmen would fiEht against Greece was declined1 by a spokesman on the ground of in compctcncy to impart informa tion on military matters Premier General John Metaxas renewed his prediction of Greek victory in a war which he said was aimed lo secure the inde pendent and integrity of our a in Sunday It 1hen will en gage in a triangular flight be tween Dayton Columbus and In dianapolis before landing at 10 1 m The 3000mile trip to El Fiiso and back will be made at a mini mum allitude of 15000 feet wjlh an unscheduled average speed of When questioned regarding re ports of GermanRussian tension Journal these sources stated emphatically1 the GermanRussian relationship continues in its stability com radeship and friendship as laid down in forma and Informal doc uments They added afterward that by informal documents they meant the records of talks with Russian PremierForeign Commissar Vya T JHHIMUK manager of the Washington Jour nicnl of a committee composed of nal and W E Sothcrland Nyc of North Dakota blackout lo Chicagos Using director of the Sioux City chairman Capper of Kansas electric signs i White Davis of Taft of Ohio and Danaher of Con 190 miles an hour The plane leaves Patterson field here at pm Saturday It will make radio contact with the Memphis municipal airport at p m with the urmy station at Barksdale field Shrdvcport La at p m Hcmslcy field Dallas at p m and Fort Bliss El Paso at a m Sun day On the return trip the crew will contact radio points at midland field Texas Post field Oklahoma City Scott field 111 and Patter son field cheslatf Molotoff visited Berlin who recently ing their people not to be lulled into a false feeling of securitv Military experts say Ihe great est stumbling block in German 10 Best Dressed iMen in Films Are Chosen The weather Inn can predicted I HOLLYWOOD Cal the cold spell would conlinuc mij Hollywood and Beverly Hills urn lli n i J j un throughMo i these dcigenerally fair skies out the weekend Temperatures Saturday morn ing average about 12 degrees be low normal after the sudden drop Monday night zero mini mums which brought lo Charles City Jowa Fails Spirit Lake and Mason City Fridays highest reading was 39 degrees at Mount Ayr Shippers were warned that the plans has been the lack of a first mercury may drop Saturday lo class fighting fleet Even without this they be lieve Hitler might have suc ceeded in an Invasion if he had attacked England immediately after the collapse of France in stead of giving her valuable months to shoulder up and ex pand her defenses at the same dme pcppins up civilian morale Why the fuehrer waited is a question that still remains to be answered satisfactorily unless it was a consequence of the over confidence which experts say prevailed in the Gcnnsn forces at the timr1 10 below zero in the northern half of the state Skies were clear generally with the only precipitation re ported in the last 24 hours 01 of an inch at Dubuquc and a trace at Davenport and DCS Moines A trace of snow fell at Cedar Rap ids in the Gene league men as Saturday elected Ihe 10 best dressed film world durin Markey Clark Gable 1940 Charles Cary Grant Bob McHugh Victor Hope Jimmy Orsatti Dr Francis Griffith T Halter Pidgeon and Edmund Grainger DRINKS KEROSENE DIES COUNCIL BLUFFS cians reported Ella Marie Snipe 1G months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Wilbur Snipe of Council Bluffs died Friday of the effects of drinking kerosene The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND WISCONSIN Fair and continued cold Satur day nijiu and Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday nijthl and Sunday somewhat colder extreme west Saturday night IN MASON CITY Maximum Friday Minimum in Xiithl At 8 a m Salurrtav YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 2 Below 1 Below Gene S McGuire of DCS Moincs was reappointed secretarytreas urer Roy PPorter a member of the Associated Press foreign staff who returned recently from Paris France addressed the meeting nccticul to make republican com mittee assignments A movement to replace Chesley W Jurney as senate sergeantal arms developing under cover for several days failed to materialize at Saturdays democratic meeting vir loop auto lights were invisible from a distance of a hundred yards A 11 mile wind was reported at Rapid City S Dak Gusts at tained a velocity of from 35 to 40 miles an hour in Iowa Wisconsin Minnesota Illinois and eastern Nebraska Daughter Is Born to Actress Jane Wyman Actor Dutch Reagan HOLLYWOOD daugh ter was born to Film Actress fiine Wyman Saturday on the mothers 27th birthday Dr Robert Blackmail the at tending physician said the mother and chid were doing well We were so sure it would be a boy said the father Actor Ronald Rcngan that we havent even got a name for mean for her Reagan formerly was a radio announcer in DCS Moines Iowa Suspect Hunted in Minnesota Slaying of Last December Japanese Reject LI S Demands for Apology in Arrest PE1P1NG mili ary authorities were reported Sal ridential circular was issued to mday to have flatly rejected ric lice throiicnout the stale Salurday FRJOTALK TO CONGRESS counti v w Australian shock troops were said lo be widening a breach torn through the fivemiledeep system of blockhouses barbed wire and machine gun nests guarding be sieged Bardia The British reported Friday night that more tlun 5000 mem bers nf the suicide carrison of iO000 menat tile Libyan base were captured ill the first days fierce assault The attack started il dawn Fri day alter i heavy aerial bombardment was said by the British to be continuing at a speed which indicated the fortifier iily might fall within a few President Delivers Annual Message in describing a man wanted for the slaying of Martin Wangcn 64 who was killed as he sat at n kitchen table in his farm home Dec 11 Sheriff Lenus Olson revealed that a suspect was being sought He refused to reveal the identity of the alleged slayer but said he was from the Cannon Falls area The suspect he said disappeared shortly after the killing mancts for an apology for the il legal arrest of five United States that the duct executive wiii marines in a cabaret incident New I keep at work on it md the bud Year s eve gcl lhc weekend In a communication delivered Mr Roosevelt Hark Hid to Col Allen T Turnagc U S marine commander the Japanese not only declined to apologize but declared the Americans were re sponsible for the incident and de manded that they apologize au thoritative sources declared I In the ceitral sector of Albania i Greeks reported tlicir forces L 1 1 breached Italian oncn Washington Wednesday ing tlc way for an de i n j velopnienf in drives toward Va WASHINGTON Ion Berat and Elbasani Roosevelt will personally deliver t i his annual message to the new i tho T recommendations cm Stephen Early white house press secretarv made this nn nounccmcnt Saturday adding Mr Smith Goes to TownTwice Ben J Smith Mason City was elected constable of both Mason City township and Union town ship at the general election it was revealed here Saturday The identical names were published in the minutes of the board of supervisors meeting at which they made the official canvass of the vote and both were declared elected Investigation Saturday re vealed however that no Ben J Smith lives in Union township No such name is listed in either the county auditors treasurers or recorders office records His certificate of office was returned from the postoffice marked un known Further investigation showed that Ben J Smith received ex actly one writein vote in Union township it was tile only vote ast for constable The rural townships seldom elect a con stable since there is no call for such services The probability according lo county officers is that some one in Union township was ac quainted with the Mason City candidate for constable but not acquainted with election laws The Mason Cityan cannot serve in Union township since the law requires that the constable be a resident of the township which he serves sail dispatches from Athens which reported Italian auks put to headlong flight British bombers were reported to have smaOicd for Iie third suc cessive night at the important German port and industrial city ot Bremen TV i Tllc rlid which new iics 1 CCIVnn itlvc Ive been touched sage vothm 3000 words which j off near the bkckcncc wreckage requires a little more than n halfleft by previous assaults was Hie hour to deliver RAF 3lth attack on the city the Harold D Smith the budget British declared director brought bulky dccju Bristol west Kuglaiid port was mcnts to tnc white house for an a night target of nazi squadrons olhcr conferences during the day and the British acknowledged a I number ot casualties and con siderable damage to buildings Takes Door Off Home Sells It to Buy Liquor j Rangell Is Named i Finnish Premier PITTSBURGH UPMiv MarHELSINKI URiJohann Ran garct in divorce court gcll was named premier ot Finland Saturday that she could stand her I Saturday succeeding Risto Rvti hunbanj taking tiie rugs off the who wi elected to iiic prcsidencv floor 10 buy liquor and even t last month pawning her wedding ring was XJiVV RKCORD REACHED D K S M O 1 N K S transactions through DCS Moines for 1940 toiaied 51173022 bcarablc but it was the when he took the door uf their Mount Oliver home and sold it or money to buy liquor She sianted the divorce 000 a rccoid high ;