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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME K if COM K HIST MEM 4 A9 r PEPT OF 0 HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 9 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION NO 7 CHURCHILL PINS HOPE ON U S HELP Large Waves of British Bombers Pound Naples LOOK INSIDE FOR ITALIANS ADMIT 15 STRUCTURES HIT BY BOMBS English Raids Against Several Other Cities Reported by Fascists 3y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I of British bomb Naples early Thurs tlay killing fise persons and in Ijuring some 30 in the heaviest of la series ot raids acknowledged by the Italian high command on tar 1 gets in Italy and Africa A W 0 Lin Recruit Hoax DES MOINES Sergeant OLeary selfstyled army re cruiting officer who won a brief taste of freedom for 35 reform school youths by promising to get them into the army still was A W O L Thursday The youths didnt get into the army but they had a free sight seeing trip to Des Moincs Then they were returned to the train ing school at Eldora Meanwhile new evidence indi cated that in reality the sergeant was Marion L Taylor 40 Oel wein a former soldier E B Shaw Fayette county at torney said Taylor was wanted for passing a bogus check at Oelwein About 15 buildings including church and a hospital ship in the harbor were hit by the Brit ish who dropped numerous bombs oti Naples Thursdays communique said It added however that most of the bombs fell in the sea Additional British raids were re ported on Palermo island of Sicily the Libyan ports of Bengasi and Tripoli and military bases in Eri trea and Somaliiand In these raids the high command said the only damage and casualities were inflicted at Tripoli where three persons were killed At sea the high command anunu nounced an Italian torpedo boat rammed and sank a British sub marine and credited a fascist sub marine with sinking a 3600 ton enemy auxiliary cruiser in the Atlantic The British admiralty Wed sub riiiarineReguluswhichcarried a normal complement of 50 men was overdue and must be pre sumed lost Italian planes were declared lo have destroyed several armored cars in an attack on a British mechanized group in Africa In its own air offensive the high command reported Italian planes had bombed the Gvcclc port ot Sa lonika with evident effective ness The Greek high command Wednesday night said Salonika had been raided without casual ties and only slight damage On the Albanian front fascist airmen were declared to have blasted Greek troop concentra tions artillery and bridges in heavy divebombing and machine gunning attacks Patrol activity and local actions among ground forces also were re ported carried out by Italian forces in Albania On the home front the Rome radio estimated Italys war cost to be the equivalent of about 000000 a week Dec 24 when he returned home in full uniform on leave Thirtyfour of the youths were returned to the state training school at Eldora late Wednes day downhearted at having their prospects of a new chance at life snatched away The other boy was permitted o at tend his sisters funeral The youths were ahead a brief furlough in DCS Moines however as guests of the Fort Des Moines army post It also was said they F R LEADERS TAKE UP LEND AND LEASE BILL Proposed Measure Has No Top on Possible Aid to Democracies WASHINGTON Roosevelt called democratic Icad ersot the house and senate Thurs day to a late afternoon conference on legislation to give him virtually unlimited authority to lend and lease war materials to Great Britain and other nations fighting the axis powers The meeting it was believed might clear the way for introduc tion of the bill Friday Heading the list of those asked lo attend were Speaker Raybuvn and Senate Majority Leader Barkley w On high authority it wax said Ihjt the measure as now drawn neither imposes a lop limit on possible lendlease aid nor sets up a corporation to handle such aid New Judge Presides the left Hunch Followed by Father Boy 14 to Be Brought Home MINNEAPOLIS Minn Because his father followed a hunch 14 year old Leonidas Villas was enroute home Thursday from Miami Fla 19 days after he dis appeared His father Angelus A Villas found the words Miami Fla on a scrap of paper in the boys room He bought all the Miami news papers hoping to find a clue to his sons whereabouts and in one he saw a picture of n crowd at the parade preceding the Orange Bowl football game One person he be lieved was Lconidas and he left for Miami immediately Mrs Villas was notified ncsday night that the boy been located On the contrary the bill was oou me macc possible fuluTc ap will be released from for the program in tionin a week any amount which cobgress may vote and to delegate to the ad ministration full responsibility for handling the aid Pending introduction of the leaselend legislation elforts to ward expanding the output of mu nitions and increasing the amounts sent abroad were being stepped up One administration official re ported that we working hard on releasingatr planes to Greece and hope to do something soon He said none had been released to Greece yet Robert P Patterson undersec retary said the war department had received an excellecnt re sponse from industry in its efforts to increase the working time of factories producing critical de fense items including machine 1 tools more had been seen of OLcary after he accompanied the boys to the post Tuesday night He disappeared in the confusion of disembarking It was reported that he had registered for nightata hotel and Wednesday morning without pay iug his bill Slafe hfthivay police eirJyr Wednesday nleht reported sight ins the fugitive near Perry and roads in the vicinity immediately were blocked He was said to be driving a car with the same li cense number used by Sergt OLcary at Eldora The license numbers checked willi those on the car which Taylor purchased at Oelwein Dec 24 and for which he paid with a worth less check Shaw said Taylor came to Oehvein last month on furlough from my unit on the west coast He stayed with his brother a grocery clerk until Dec 24 when he purchased a secondhand car with a 575 check drawn on a west coast bank The bank had no such account After leaving Oelwein Taylor left a trail of other worthless checks and unpaid hotel bills behind him in several parts of state according to Chief R Nebcrgall of the state bureau of investigation Judsc Tom Boynlon Forest City mounted the district court bench of Cerro Gorto eounty Thursday morning for the first time lie was elected lo take tlie place vacated by the decision of Juciffe M F Edwards to retire Judge Bnynton revealed Thursday that he was defense attorney in the first case tried by Judge Edwards It was a criminal case and was heard at Forest City in January 1913 Jie re called Judge Boynton came to Mason City from Wavcrly where he held court Hie first three claysof the week The judge also announced the appointment of Walter larmcll Charles City as his court reporter Mr Linnell served ludsc Edwards durins his entire 28 years on the bench havingstarted in 1911 witli Judge 1 F Clyde Lock photo Kaycnay cnsravinj CHICAGO CITY Municipal Employes Will Take Reductions in Pay Mayor Says IS QUIZZED IN SHOOTING PROBE Mount Pleasant Man Questioned m Wounding of Iowa Representative Whatever the ultimate cost ot llic leaselend ranged from 32000000000 to over a period of bill as now drafted will carry no sums one leader said It would merely authorize such future appropriations as niay be required from time to time he added This conformed with the statement in President Roosevelts budget message that appropriations to pay for the British aid would await passage of legislation au thorizing them Any outlays would supplement he 104142 domestic budget sub mitted Wednesday calling for S17 He stopped at Grundy Center 485528049 including a tentative for several days saying he was total of 510811314000 for dcfcnc Waterloo recruiting officer 1 Additional army and navy CHICAGO Edward MOUNT PLEASANT J Kelly announced at p m Waited fiohdc who resides with j Thursday that the strike of munihis sisterabout seven miles soutli cipal employes had been called off after city officials had reached an agreement with labor leaders The mayor said the strike had been settled on virtually the same basis we offered at the start There arc a few minor changes that dont mean anything Union leaders Kelly said agreed to pay reductions of 4 per cent for those municipal employes earning from 53000 to an nually 7 per cent for those in the 53550 to bracket and 10 per cent for those earning and more the He attempted to enlist several youths and opproached city of ficials for cooperation Several days later he left after cashing other OLearys most startling achievement however was his duping O S Van Krog super intendent of the Eldora school into allowing him to 35 youths who were classified as in corrigible delinquent or home Also taken in by the hoax were several parole agents the board ot control of state institutions and several regular army officers nearby CCC camps re quests already in prospect promise to boost the defense figure to at least 513000000000 this session The president indicated the initial amounts needed to fin ance the lending plan would be relatively small because Britain would continue to pay cash for existing orders here for some time to come Wilhelmshaven Emden Are Attacked by RAF cast of here was being questioned Thursday in connection with ttempt lo kill State Uepresentative BRITAIN PUSHES TO GAZALA 120 MILES IN LIBYA Native Rebellion in Western Ethiopia Causes Fascists to Flee By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS CAIRO Britains swiftly ad vancing desert forces paced by one of the heaviest and most wide spread aerial assaults yet loosed by the RAF in the battle of Africa have pushed lo Gazala 120 miles inside Libya and 40 miles west ot besieged Tobruk the British an nounced officially Thursday Coupled with this announce ment the middle east command reported Ihat a native rebellion in western Ethiopia had forced fascist forces to flee an outpost in western Ethiopia The lightning advance to Ga zala was declared to have been made Wednesday by army units which sucpt around Xobruk to deliver a smashing assault on tlic Italian base This attack was reported in a liAF headquarters announcement which said the army has just taken 40 aircraft nt an abandoned airdrome at El Adcm near To bruk and 35 aircraft at Gazala all unserviceable from low dive at tacks made on airdromes last week The grounded Italian planes at EL Adem 15 miles south To bruk were taken Tuesday when British forces captured that base which had served as Tobvuks air port Ground forcesassaulting Gazala apparently timed their blow with an flAF raid in which participat ing pilots told of Wrecking ground ed planes with an intensive bom bardmeul Tile air attack was only one of a series spread out by the RAF alons the Libyan coast all Hie ivay lo lie port Bengasi 300 miles from tlic Egyptian frontier While preparations Tor the re duction of Tobruk arc proceeding HOWARD C HOPSOX Harlan C foster at his home near Olds Iowa last Saturday night Sheriff Manning Cline of Henry county said Thursday Fosters scalp was grazed by bullet fired through the window of his home by an unknown assail ant Sheriff Cline refused to divulge any information about Rohde ex Gets 5 Year Term in Utility FraudCase PAGE Luther College to Fete Band Director STATE PAGE CHURCHILL NovaComiskey May Be Challenge Bout SPORTS PAGE GUARDED IN HOSPITAL Minn cept that he was being questioned The sheriffs office said Rohde was being held in the county jail here No charges have been filed the office said A deputy sheriff said Rohde 49 was an independent candidate againstFoster in Hie 19tG general rnvnnv 11 n i election Foster polled M6I voles LONDON WKoyal Ar Force w w dcmot11 bomber aUackcrt German nava imd KoKic lo tllc dockyards it andjovv official Emden Wednesday night an air1 ministry communique reported our mechanized forces now arc operating west of the town a communique said In Ethiopia the communique said patriots encouraged by sup 1 port Irom the Koyai Air Force have compelled the Italians to evacuate the post of Gubba the patriots now arc closing round the fleeing Italian garrison Gubba is in western Ethiopia register rsday In Wilhelmshaven irtcd many explosions w Thursday rcpo heard and by large fires More than 20 fires were started in docks at Emden it ere these were followed j OLcary presented sheaves of credentials to prove that he was j qualified to enlist men according cal condition I to von Krog and spent the weekj end selecting the 35 from the FARIBAULT I lice stood HFyklcs 55 Thursday after he badrtUcmpJcd Hopkins Arrives in London Hears Sirens to kill his wife and slashed his own throat His wife urs in ciili Stolen Car Recovered After 5 Year Search CHICAGO LJRCharles Nixon reported to police on Aug 9 1935 that his automobile had been stol en from the garage at the rear ot his south side home more than five years was informed lhc car had been recov ered While touring their district Detectives Alex McCabc and Alex Webster noticed an abandoned car without license plates They re turned to their station checked Miens began screaming their first j records ind found lhc machine nocturnal warning since Sunday belonged lo Nixon LONDON Hopkins luard over Peter L special representative of President in a bopitl here i Roosevelt arrived in London by special train Thursday night 10 minutes alter the capitals air raid INTRODUCES Z BILLS I WASHINGTON Senator Gillette Dlowa Wednesday inj troduced in the senate measures I authorizing Kcokuk Iowa to con struct and operate a toll bridge across the Mississippi river S205 i and authorizing that one person each from western hemisphere rei publics be admitted to the United States military and naval acade1 mies S206 and S207 j liacj i schools 605 inmates j I Von Krog received the board of 5 controls permission to release the youths into the Tuesday morning OLeary called in a Capt Louis to swear youths before setting out tcred bus OLearys audacity left au thorities gasping While at the school he conducted the Sun day afternoon concert of the in stitutions band He produced an army requisition for the chartered bus He mingled with exservice men and regular army officers without turning a hair When the bus arrived at the fort army men were confuted accident Stucky was injured j They hd received no orders to latally when the automobile be i accommodate the boys and when was riming crsfticd inlr Ihe rear i Ilioy sought OLcary for lhc u a Iruck necessary papers he was gone KILLED lV ACCIDENT KEN YON Minn arrangements were made for Lylc Stucky 28 Skyburg farmer who was killed in an aut Budget Colls for Record Expenditures COSTS EACH SYMBOL ONE BILLION OTHER TOTAL REVENUES iiitii tit liiiititi 20 miles from the AngloEgyptian Sudan border on the Blue Nile southwest of Lake Tana Another Italian post he com munique said was abandoned by the Italians northeast of Kassala and occupied by British forces Kassala is in the Sudan near the Eritvean border The British offensive in Noith i Africa entered its second month Thursday with liie mechanized army of the iVile encircling To bruk after a 125mile drive across the desert marked by smashing victories over the Italians at Sidi Barrani and Bardia The royal air force reported no evidence of any Italian attempt to reinforce To bruk as British patrols straddled the coastal road to the west Military circles here likened the garrison defending the Libyan port lo a sitting bird awaiting the hunters shot The British apparently were followingthe same plan of ac tion used at Sirii Barrani and Hardia In both cases British land forces cut off the Italians line of retreat with a swift encircling movement and then held the Karrisons in a ring of steel while the royal navy and air force re duced defenses to smoking rub ble X The British fleet already was reported lo have blockaded To bruk and word was expected licrc at any moment that an intense I bombardment of the port had been launched from he sea air and land 1 If Tobruk and there is complete confidence among Brit ish here that it will military ana lysts believe the Italian position at j Bengasi the big Libyan base some 200 miles to the west soon will be untenable MUCH TRUST IS PLACED IN NEW ENVOY HALIFAX Minister Encouraged by Knowledge America to Resist Nazi Domination By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON P r J in e Minister Churchill pinned Britains hope of victory on the United States in a formal benediction Thursday to the new British ambassadordes ignate to Wash ington Lord Halifax T li e former foreign secre tarys mission Churchill said ot a luncheon given by the Pilgrims it Halifax honor is as momen tous as any that 1 h c monarchy li a s entrusted lo an English man in the lifetime the oldest at us here Churchill declared it Britain fervent hope that the mission may prosper Halifax himself echoed part of the prime ministers sentiments when he said We are encouraged by llir knowledge that will to resist this German attempt to secure world domination is as slronc on the other side of the Atlantic as it is here and we Io not doubt that achievement of our purpose is within the liowcr of the English speaking peoples The prime minister asserted H was no exaggeration to say that the whole future of the world arid a oh Chris tian ethics depended on relations between Britain and the United States He said that the identity of purpose and persistence of re solve prevailing throughout the Englishspeaking world would more Hum any other fact de termine the way of life open to the generations and perhaps the cen turies In follow our own The Pilgrims in an Anglo American organization for the promotion of good will between the United Stales and the British ctnpirc V If cooperation between tlir empire and the United Stales xrcre to fail Churchill said the empire might hew its way through against lie sflrril of to talitarianism and preserve Us life ana strength for the inevit able renewal of the conflict on worse terms after an uneasy truce But the ciancc of setting Hie I march of mankind clearly and surely along the high roads of lui man progress would be lost and i might never return We of thn watehtowcrs of history and have fliTcd to us the gloriaus oppor lunity of making tiie supreme i sacrifices and exertions needed by j a cause which it may not be ir WASHIVGTON reverent to call sublime Cliur tion of trie armys commands at chill cried the Panama canal and in the Car 1 hail it as n most fortunate IOWA MERCURY BELOW NORMAL Skies Are Clear With as Forecast Made for Friday DES MOINES sides were clear Thursday with tem peratures over the stale about 8 degrees below normal except in the extreme east where readings were somewhat above normal Wednesday nights low rcadin in the stale was 2 below zero at Mason City It was 2 above zero at Iowa Falls The weather bureau forecast generally fair for Iowa Thurs day night and Friday It will be colder in the extreme cast por tion of the state Thursday night nnd warmer in the west and cen tral portions Friday Zero was forecast for nortlirasl Iowa Thursday night and five above for the northwest It will be about ten above in the south west and li in the southeast Die weather bureau said ARMY COMMAND CONSOLIDATED Panama Canal and Caribbean Area PuL Under Unified Plan ibbean area was announced Thurs day by Secretary Stimson to strengthen western hemisphere defenses Stimson said ama canal and Puerto nican de partments and Die new Trinidad base command would be unified under the command of Iicut Gen Daniel Van Canal Zone chief Tiie purpose of the move Sinn son told a pres conference is to provide u unified command for the entire Caribbean area with the aim of increased clficicmy and particularly centralized con trolof air defenses and forces occurrence that at this awestrik ing climax in world alfahs there should stand at the head oE the American republic a famous the existing Panj statesman long versed in the work of government in whose heart burns the lie of resistance lo aggression and oppression he acidcd in a tribute to President Roosevelt V Nor tin f rejoice less that this preeminent figure should newly have received Ihe unpre cedented honor of being railed for 3 third time to lead the American democracies f to congress President Roosevelt proposer a S17135000000 budget record for peacetime and warned that he would ask still further funds io throw Americas lhc poucrs This Associated Press chart illustrates in symbols the slate ci Ihe newly proposed budget is for the period June 1 to May 31 in 12 and is com nudgcts of the two previous years of th pared pared MAY TALK TO COMMISSION j DES MOINES Hen j ning 74 year old custodian of j Ledges slate park whose proposed discharge brought protests to the state conservation commission will have an opportunity lo ap pear before the commission in February The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday colder extreme cast Thursday night warmer west and central Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night anil lriday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday Si above Minimum Wednesday nishl below At 8 a m Thursday 1 below YEAR AGO Maximum 2 Minimum i i Precipitation Trace Churchill said thai Ihe 1ealh t n Lord Lothian whom Lord Hali fax succeeded wis of the highest consequence and that lo repair the loss Britain thought it her rluty to send without regard to lie derangement of our forces and circle here the best man who could be found without regard to any other consideration Our choice was most agreeable to ilic president Churchill said Churchill emphasized that Halifax like all members of the Kovcrnmcnl had vowed to pros ecute the war asralnst naii tyr anny at whatever cost until its last vcsliscs were destroyed Practically every member of ttic cabinet attended the luncheon which was Riven in honor of Hali fax it the Savoy hotel Halifax siid he could claim nonf of tlio qualifications of personal experience in the United States ;