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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARlOH I HIST ueu 4 ART OEPT or IOWA COMP DES MOlNes I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 10 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER OXKSISTS OF TWO StCTIONE j LVJ lUftbliT5 OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 78 MORLPQWERS FOR FDRSOUGHT BRITISH PLANES MAKE SERIES OF RAIDS ON NAZIS Fighting Legions of Churchill Surround Tobruk Move West Compiled from Cable Dispatches Britains empire armies slashed into Italian East Africa Friday and massed for an apparently immi nent assault on 30000 fascist sol diers trapped at Tobruk North Africa while her little ally Greece reported another triumph against Premier Mussolinis hard driven legions in Albania Church bells pealed through out thc ancient Aegean kingdom as Greeces Premier John Strong Man Ulctaxas an nounced the capture of Klisura in central to thc Adriatic seaport of ValoSu Valona 33 miles north of Kli sura is Italys last big port in southern Albania British general headquarters in Cairo reported a concentration of British troops around Tobruk and said operations were contin uing farther west on the Libyan desert Hundreds of miles southeast of Libya other British fiffiiting men were reported helping to carry out Prime Minister Win ston Churchills pledge o tear Italys African empire to tat ters andshreds commandssid that British entered Buns Kenya colony 100 miles south the Ethiopian border which the Italians have held for months and that the Italians had fled from El Wak on the KenyaItal ian Somaliland frontier The British also reported the capture of Serobatib on the Sui danEthiopian border 40 miles north of Kassala In London the air ministry tnld of a series ot slashing blows on Germanys vital war industries in the Ruhr and other RAF attacks on Rotterdam Fulshimj Dunkermie Calais Brest and Egersund on thc southwest coast of nazioccu pied Norwaj Factories blast turnaccs rail way and oil plants were heavily bombed in the Ruhr the air min istry declared The scope ofthe British attack on west Germany and the heavy industries of the Ruhr was re vealed indirectly by the nazi high command which broke precedent by listing a whole scries ot cities attacked by British bombers The command listed the cilics as Cologne Ducssclilorf Gcl scnkirchen IVcscl and Bcrg in the congested seat of Germany heavy industry along the Rhine In addition other British squad Tons smashed at German oil reser voirs in the Netherlands and at byZreeks Services for Crash Victim loltelield Sunday Man Killed West of Rockwell Funeral services are to be held Sunday at Lohrville for Oscar Rossow 45 Dumont who was killed Thursday afternoon when the truck he was driving collided with a car driven by Grant Koney farmer living near Swale dale when they met at an inter section a mile north and four miles west of Rockwell The body was taken to the Whittaker funeral home in Du moiil and a snort service will be held in the Rossow home there at 1 oclock Saturday aft ernoon with the Rev B G Kemper officiating Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Methodist church in Lohvville with the Rev C H Butkwalter in chargeBurial will be in Lohrville Xo explanation could be of fered for Ihe accident which happened at an open corner about 3 oclock in the afternoon with almost perfect visibility according to the sheriff Honey who lives li miles west OL Swaledale was taken to his home after the accident He was cut and bruised about the head and one leg but not scriousty enough to re quire hpspitaU i M r Rossow was going the truck which he was driving for John Jin drich S w a 1 c dale implement dealer and Mr Poney was westbound i n In new Oldsmobile coach when tile accident occurred The truck went hcadon into he ditch on the northwest side of the I intersection after the impact I threw Mr Hossow out of the cab as t bounced across the ditch and ran over him as it plowed through the corner of the fence and 73 feet into the field beyond Thc Koney car went into the same ditch The front end was badly crushed Mr Rossow is survived by his wife and a son Charles at home a daughter Mrs O Parr Man son his parents Mr and Mrs Charles F Rossow Lohwille and two sisters Mrs John Ross Lohvville and Mrs Iva JMahnssa DCS Moines Mr Rossow was born Oct 9 1895 He had lived in Dumontfor years coming there from Highway Fatality 1 for Cerro Gordo Count v in 19J1 uj uic snernis ouitie for me the Hfo R C5t DrHurlcThursday afternoon which cot from the picture The truck approached the outli and the tar from Ihc east After the im ditch Kir 1 uuuiiccu ns 1C nit tiic clilnh Iowas Republican House May Be Ruled by Freshman Democrat DES MOINES ov erwhelmingly republican may be ruled over by a freshman a regular speak er is elected Custom calls for a senior repre sentative from Polk countyto call the tion ofa speaker V o It was expected the honor would north w a v d m fall to Representative Walter Arant one democratic house members Polk county elect ed Tvov 5 Says Mate Made Her Live in Hoghouse Asks for Divorce Kroll has filed suit for divorce against Paul Kroll charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment In her petition she allege that the de fendant had ejected her from their r of roof home requiring her to live in thc s r I hoghousc until her brotherinlaw The naming of tnc specific cites came and took her to his home laided by the British was most l and that the defendant refused to unusual Ordinarily the Gorman let her take any of her own DCL high command limits itself tn the sonal property from the home laconic statement that British raids were made in northern or western Germany without spec ifying thc locality further military and naval stations in the Helgoland area 9 The Germans admitted that a Dumber of persons were killed in Holland and at least 20 in the western German attacks Damage in the industrial area was ad mitted to houses schools a con vent and a church community house No military damage was re VON LACKUM TO HEAD COURIER Widow of Hartman Vice President of Paper at Waterloo WATERLOO of John P Von Lackum as president of the W H Havtman company owner o the Waterloo Daily Courier was announced Fridav He succeeds John C Hartman who died Jan 3 The latlers widow Mrs Ida M Hartman elected vice presi dent to succeed von Lackum Jaclcson McCoy was elected editor of the Courier Mr Hart man had held that position also for 4a years McCoy will continue as general manager and secretary Rockwell City lie worked for in I Von Lackum who is 4fi venr implement company in Dumont old joined the Courier oranizi two months ago when he lio 2B years ago In recent years hc has been superintendent of citvj circulation and he has been president since until j went to work for firm the Swaledale vice He is a grandson of William If Hsrtman who founded the Cour ier BRITISH MAY ATTACK ITALY Offensive Would Act as Checkmate to Nazi Threat of Invasion British of fensiveagainst Italy to check mate Germanys longthreatened invasion of England is being spoken oC as a possibility by mili tary circles here as the result of recent developments in the Med iterranean Victories by Die army of the Nile as well as by Greek forces ill Albania have brought wide spread speculation that the end oC Italian resistance in north Africa may be near pnce thc north African cam paign is cleaned up some observ ers believe the royal navy and air force may open widespread attacks on Italian ports and mili tary centers in an allout attempt to bring Italy to Ihc point of sur render or revolution Behind the navy and air force would be Britains army of the middle east ready for an invas ion of Italy cither across the Mediterranean or the Adriatic So long as fighting on the eastern front remains localized in north Africa and Albania the Germans can afford to dis count Italian reverses as hav ing no real bearing on thc out cnmc of the war military an alysts point out Should Italy be line would NUTS GREENCASTLE Ind said C C Swift as he looked under the hood of his automobile to learn why it was smoking A row of black walnuts alon the exhaust manifold had caught fire He recalled hed seen a squir rel in a garage where hed put walnuts to dry BLAZE ATALBERTLEA Publishing Company Occupied Building 20 Residents Flee ALBERT LEA Minn Twenty residents of seven second floor apartments were forced into the street Thursday night by n fire swept i twostory brick building The lower floor was occupied by a publishing company Loss was 570000 estimated at about Reduction m Minimum Rate for Those Using Little Gas Is Asked DES MOJNES M Because they thc break most users of smalt amounts ot as here may get a reduction from 80 to 30 cents in thc minimum nite Fimmcc Commissioner Harry Vickcr said Friday hc would make U S Flyer Goes 620 Miles an Hour it necessary to NAZI FACTORY IS BLOWN UP Report 80 Killed in Explosion of Plant in Eastern Moravia strengthen her ally by diverting not only planes but troops to Italythey said A beaten Ilaly it was added means British bombers operating from Kalian airfields and British troops in the Brenner pass The military advantages to be derived from knocking Italy out of he war would be equalled by political gains these observers contend slrengthening British prestige in thc Balkans and giv ing new spirit lo nations now un der German domination Neutral military men snid how first four therms be reduced 25 per from 20 to 15 cents a Public utilities are a necessity for a healthy and normal life and I think they should be provided as cheaply as possible to persons who now have lo slimp on them Vickers declared London saitl the attack was one of the heaviest of the war citing oil plants and storage tanks as a particular objective especially at Gclscnkirchcn site of large German synthetic oil refineries German raiders showered hun dreds of incendiary bombs on London during the night concen trating the assault on one large British censor ship kept an evident at tempt to repeat the devastating RUSSIA NAZI PACT REPORTED BERLIN An agreement i in between Germany and soviet Rus sia regulating certain aspects trade border and resettlement problems was reported officially to have been signed Friday after noon at Moscow A spokesman said details of the pact a furtherance of the rap prochement between thc two countries which antedates the Eu ropean would be disclosed Saturday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat iu ailm now northeast Friday night many troops Germany would have i buntlil Partly cloudy and mild LONDON Czech governi 1I imo lo make her for ment ciiTles in London said FriI mdablc enoughlo resist invasion nay they had been informed I or even to salvage through secret but reliable chan he armies from North Africa and nels that a big German munitions is a subject ot conjee i ii u nil IUI1S factory at Policka eastern Mo ravia had been blown up acci dentally on Christmas eve kill ing 80 persons There were said to have been three explosions in quick succe sion so violent that the town of Brno 60 miles away was shaken The sky was said to have been lighted up throughout the night The factory was reported by thc press association to have been one of thc largest in Czechoslovakia and was said to have been manned argely by Czechs The factory has been under German militarv u t liniitdiv control since the nazi invasion lure They point out that alter Ca the Italians suf fered a smashing defeat at the hands of thc Austrian in the British sent three army corps totaling about 000000 men and France vent hundreds of guns lo hold Italy for the allies Even the German army hardly could divert ihat many men to Italy without halting plans for an invasion of Britain these an alysts believe firckricg of Dec 29 Thc government declared hoir MINNESOTA Partly cloudy I AIIOW flurries northeast colder east and central Friday night Saturday generally fair rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Friday Maximum Thursday 30 Minimum in Night 3 At 8 a m Friday 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum 11 Precipitation ot Snowfall 25 Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for the period from p m Jan 9 to p m Jan 15 Upper Mississippi perature will be above normal most of Ihc period but rather i Lieut Andrew C McDonough U S naval reserve flyer who hit a speed ot 620 miles an hour in a fourmi dive in an Aircobra interceptor pursuit plane at Buffalo N y said his ride was Iictter than 50 miles an hour in a jaloppy 011 the ground He is regularly employed as a commercial air line cojiilol CHURCHILL HOPKINS MEET Roosevelt Emissary Also Confers With Eden Lord Halifax LONDON Harry L kins President Roosevelts per sonal emissary to Britain lunched Friday with Prime Minister Wins ton Churchill Earlier Hopkins had visited I oreifin Minister Anthony Eden and it was announced that they renewed an acquaintance begun when Eden visited Washington in December 1938 Hopkins also conferred with Lord Halifax new ambassador to the United States He scheduled a conference with American correspondents and a tour of the cily Friday afternoon filling out a busy schedule in spite of the fact that his first night in London had been disturbed by a fairly heavy German air attack Hopkins stayed all night in his room at the Claridgc hotel re fusing to go to the hotels air raid shelter despite the barrage He ate a iatioiied breakfast in his room Friday morning then slipped out of the hotel unnoticed and went to the United States embassy Congress Asked to Glvc to Help Democracies Bill Introduced to Both Houses Would Give Roosevelt Sweeping Power to Transfer War Equipment WASHINGTON7 After President Roosevelt urged quick action on his vast leaselend program administration lenders asked congress Friday to give him sweeping powers to transfer Americanmade military equipment to Great Brit ain and other waning democracies The president old his press conference just before he legislation was introduced in both houses of congress that the powers which it iive him were needed o avoid delav The bill would permit the executive when he deems it in the interest oC national defense lo any such govern lo 1 Manufacture in arsenals fac tories and shipyards miller their jurisdiction or otherwise procure any defense article for the government nf any country whose defense he president tlcems vital to the defense of the United Stales 2 Sell transfer exchange lease lend or otherwise dispose of tu any such government any de fense article 3 Test inspect prove repair outfit recondition or otherwise to place in good orkine order any defense article for any such government J Communicate to aiijsuch cov ernmcnt any defense informa tion pertaining to any defense article furnished to such gov ernment under paragraph 2 of this subsection 5 Release for export any defense article ment issued by con gressional leaders said that the bills provision permitting the president lo icsl repair outfil or otherwise lo place in good working order any defense article meant that repairs could be made to defense articles whether manu factured in the United States or not f ft could conceivably mean for example the statement aid that the British buttle cruiser Renown could be repaired in the Brooklyn navy yard it the pres ident considered it in the interest of our national defense to do so The provision is b r o ad enough to permit the use of any of our military naval or air bases to outfit and repair the weapons of countries whose ilc fensc is vital to the defense of the United States The measure avilliorizcS the ap propriation amounts of funds such son act prohibition against credits to World war debt defaulters The president told his press conference however Ihat the language employed in tlie bill equipment loans could be made notwithstanding any prior the usual phrase in legislation and was required tu avoid conflict of laws If there is any conflict the president said the later Jaw supersedes the prior law tn reply u a question from Senator Vnndcnberg Barkley said it was planned to have the house and senate foreign nffahj committees consider the legislation simultaneously in order lo speed action In the senate thebill was of fered by Barkley himself and irj the house by Representative Mc Cormaclc the major ity floor leader The two men joined in issuing the following statement The bill simpjy translates into legislative form the policy ot making tins country the arsenal for tlie democracies seeks lo carry out President Roosevelts pledge 10 send to these countries ever increasing numbers ships planes tanks guns1 It follows the precedent es tablished by congress last June when the president was em powered to authorize the secre taries f ar ami navy to manu facture purchase ami repair war materials for the American re publics Under he present bill tins country is enabled to fur nish war materials of every hind it any country whose de fense the president considers In be vital to Ihc defense ot the Limed Stales The chief provisions of his bill enable the United To manufacture war defense materials for such countries in governmentowned arsenals fac tories and shipyards Our government will only 01 for foreien sucj vin i s suc ateuals as our army and navy au isc This means that we shall be power in manufacture under this provision does nol carry act the WafchHcaley act and similar domestic KEA ALLOTMENT GIVEN WASHINGTON as may be neccssaiy to carry out its provisions Esti mates of eventual cost have reached 510000000000 and Sen ator Barkley the majority leader has estimated that from 52000000000 to 55000000000 cnc may be appropriated tiiis year foroufriends asTfor ouVelve u As o the section ncrmiUinK the I fhould eliminate double assembly communication of defense in innrulorics and should malion Bavklcy declared that it 1elp to omwar i1i gavc thc president discretionary j 1rials IIIKJMK the dcmocracie authority In malic available signs blueprints and other in formation for using particular equipment Such information he said would relate only to defense articles actually supplied to foreign na tions under the bill The government Barkley ex plained would order for forcifn Eovernmcnts only those mater ials which our army andnavy could use This means that we diall be producing the same material lor our friends as for ourselves lie said It should eliminate double a sembly lines in our factories and should help to standardize our war materials among the democra cies legislation purchase Barkley raid the measure con tained no waiver nf the wage hour law the WalshHcalcy public contracts act or thc Wagner labor relations act Roosevelt besides dis cussinsthc aidfoBrilain legis lation announced that he had signed a proclamation requiring copper brass bronze zinc nickel and potash to he export ed only under export licenses effective Feb 3 These mater ials he said arc needed for American defense The president told reporters that he did not necessarily want the powers apparently contained iut low i of ot 000 for in the British aid bill but that somebody must have it in order to take quick action racturod Wative when I war materials from our private airplane plants shipyards or oth er factories It will be for the president to decide the condition and the man ner m which foreign governments can obtain war materials under tins provision To sell lease lend or oth cnyist dispose of any war ma terials to any connlrv whose defense is Vila to the defense of the United Stales The prcMclent can under this section dispose of new material jis well as equipment now in the hands of our army or navy ac cording to our own needs as he sees them A sale or lease of such articles can provide for payment in kind or for any direct or indi rect benefit to the United A certificate from our chief ot staff ov chief of naval operations will no longer be needed A trans fer of defense materiel can be made in the presidents discretion without the formality of public ad vertisement or without the other restrictions which now apply to the disposition of government property To tert repair outfit or other wise lo place in good working or der any defence article r be light during the period andMount Imva TJ saininjii 1C repeal 0 01 uucc dyf tion administration Thursday ivfotljn tvv iifji i fnenn for n v asked whether thc legislation BrU h Battle would have the effect of repeal ing thc neutrality act ban against I UGH loans to belligerents and the John This would apply equally to defense articles whether manu the United States could conceivably example that the Cruiser lie nown could be repaired m mR Brooklyn navy yard if he presi dent considered it in the interes ;