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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HABLON E R HIST WEU A AH T o ep r or i r v A 0 S ti I N C S I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PBESS ANT UNITED PBESS FUIi LEASED WIBES FIVE CENTS A COPS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 13 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT TlflS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION orre NO 80 5 NORTH IOWANS DIE IN ACCIDENTS British Strafe Nazi Soldiers IL DIKE NAMES CAVALLERO TO ALBANIAN POST Blue House Speaker Urges Speed in Efficiency Group Senate Prepares to LOOK INSIDE FOR RAF Tries to Drive Germans Back From Coast of Channel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German troops in trenches along the nazioccupied French and Bel gian awaiting Adolf Hitlers signal to invade reported Monday to have been machinegunned by British warplanes in lowflying at tacks while other RAF raiders bombed nazi Uboat bases and pounded the Italian cities of Venice Turin and Catania Amid reported new reverses in the war with Greece Premier Mussolini shook up his army com mand for the third time in two I months dispatching his chief of j staff Gen Ugo Cavallcro to take charge of Italys hardhit armies in Albania General Cavallero who helped Mussolini take over the Italian military machine in 1925 was credited with having played a major role in reorganizing Italian defenses after the Caporetto dis aster in the World war He suc ceeds Gen Ubaldo Soddu who re placed Marshal Pietro Badoglio on Dec 6 WOULD DRIVE NAZIS BACK FROM CHANNEL Authoritative London quarters said the RAFs daylight gunning attack on nazi troops ihtrenChed near the beach along the cliaiinel coast to drive German the channel It was the RAFs fourth straight daylight attack on the highlighted by Fridays spectacu lar machine7gunning raid on Ger man airdromes over 1000 square miles of northern France The London air ministry also reported RAF bombing attacks overnight on oil targets in Ger many Italy and Belgium includ ing a lowlying smash at refineries in Porto Marghcra near Venice Italy and Regensburg in the icich and Ostend Belgium Antiaircraft defenses first were silenced by machinegun fire from a few hundred feet the air ministrys communique said describing the attack on Porto IHarghera Then a heavy bomb was re leased from a very low level and blew up one of the large refinery buildings More bombs set oil storage tanks on fire A second large building nearby was hit by two bombs and was seen to col lapse and fall in pieces Finally sheds and workshops were machinegunned almost from the ground level The target was left blazing Hitlers high command briefly noting the attack on nazi channel troops asserted weak forces of British planes attempted to penetrate Germanoccupied con tinental bases at noon Sunday and that three RAF planes were shot down The German high command also reported an RAF raid early Mon day on the Bavarian city o Bay reuth 125 miles north of Munich where the Wagner musical festi vals are held It is an important railway junction as wcli Little damage was reported While London underwent an other severe fire raid by the Get mans the RAF attacked nazi Shes Married 3rd Time to Movie Comedian PAGE 2 Award Prizes for Two Day Institute HEARINGS TO BE BEGUN TUESDAY ON LEASELEND Administration Wins Skirmish to Put Bill Under Foreign Affairs WASHINGTON ad ministration won Monday the first congressional skirmish over its leaselend bill for aiding Brit B uu um ain when the house upheld pro ciency committee membership Uedure charted by the leadership Keep Step by Prompt Action on Proposals DES MO1NES OP Hewing strictly lo party lines the Iowa house Monday elected Represent ative Robert Blue R Eagle Grove as its speaker The vote Blue 85 Representative Walter DieU D 81 Blue and DieU did not vote The speaker immediately cleared the legislative decks for action by filling out the crfi comniitlee membership with three democrats I consideration of the The democratic appointees mcasuic were George H Keeney D Gene Poston D W A Yager The D Spirit 12 republican members whose previous caucus nomina tions were confirmed Monday by Blue were Curtis L Gregory Add chair By a voice vote Sneaker lluyburns assignment aC HIE Ijill o the foreign affairs com mittee was approved and an effort by the military commit tee lo bring the measure under its control was defeated The vote was taken without de man Harold B Claypool Wil1 bate house rules permitting no liamsburg Harvey f Long Clin argument on such an issue The balloting PAGE 3 Big Ten Basketball Race in Scramble SPORTS PAGE Uboat bases at LorientLe Havre and Brest France and blasted lour Germanheld airdromes at Cannes Evreux and Morfaix with good results ob served the air ministry said LONDON QUICKLY PUTS OUT INCENDIARIES A British communique reported many incendiaries were dropped on London in an attack that lasted three and onehalf hours but hun dreds of civilians pitched in to help firemen smother the fierce burning bombs Casualties were reported not German raiders also spread their operations over other parts of Britain attacking a southwest town for several hours and inflict ing some casualties Points along the Thames estuary also were raided Dispatches from the Jugoslavian border unconfirmed by official Greek sources said the Greek army had captured Tepeleni a strategic village in central Ai bania The Italians were reported still retreating northward since the fall of Klisura about 10 miles east of Tepeleni ton Don Graft Oskaloosa X T Prentis Mount Ayr J M Miller llumboldt Dewey Butterfield Waterloo James Lucas Bedford A H Axery Spencer C K Shi manek Monticello R R R Dvoi i ak Toledo George L Scott West Union I hope this committee will go into session this afternoon and proceed as promptly us pos sible to prepare a calendar for the consideration of this house Blue said Some alarm has been expressed that this group might be jjjjst iUljas asort of super steering committee which would arrange a calendar to the exclusion of the private billsin which individual members arc interested BRITISH PLACE MORE GUNS AROUND TOBRUK British Libyan forces still were hauling guns from the Bardia area to surrounded Tobruk 70 miles away and putting them into action against outlying Italian defense poin The work of this committee will end as soon as the regular com mittees begin to function Any re maining bills on this efficiency committee calendar will be re ferred at that time to the stand ing committees j Further than that if any of the efficiency committees bills are too controversial and need further study they may be re ferred back to the regular com mittees for further consideration Blue previously had said that he hoped the committee would have a calendar ready by Tuesday morning Ordinarily the house dots not begin consideration of bills for two weeks after con vening was the first involving the Britishaid bill introduced in the new congress Friday The out come cleared the way for Chair man Bloom DN Y of he for eign affairs committee to com mence hearings Tuesday with Secretary Hull as the first wit ness Chairman May DKy had acted on instructions from his military committee in moving that the speaker be overruled Hc had contended that since the mea sure was concerned with national defense it should be referred to his committee A short time before the house session started Rayburn declared that lie certainly wouldnt op pose a time limitation on powers granted in the bill if the limit ran concurrently with the emer gency Wendell L Willkie 1840 repub lican presidential nominee and others have suggested that the extraordinary p o w c r s which would be assigned to the chief executive should be given only for a specified period Some re publican leaders in the senate have discussed proposing a two lowans lost their lives when the cars pictured above were involved in accidents over the top photo shows the 11 OTHERS ARE HURT IN HEAVY WEEKEND TOLL Clear Lake Hardy Belmond and Kanawha Persons Are Victims Tragedy on wheels struck heav ily in North Iowa over the week end as five lost their lives and 11 were injured in automobile ac cidents The dead The Kev S M Sfcnby Clear Lake Alice Anliekcr Hardy Mrs Perry Anderson Belmond Mrs Melvin A Olson Kanawha Mclvin Lcin near Kanawha Seriously injured Perry Anderson Belmond in ternal injuries and fractured ribs Mrs George Goodcll Hahloii town Mclvin A Olson Kanawha Kcnnclli rarrfsli Cliarlcs City Minister at Clear Lake Fatally Hurl The Rev S M Stenby 79for 54 yearspastor of theBethlehem Lutheran church in Clear Lake and for 45 years president of the Eielson synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church died at a m Sunday in a Mason City hos pital without regaining conscious ness after being struck by an au tomobile while crossing a street tod o I hope ivc may come to the end of the session with a feeling that we have done our work well anil done it quickly the speaker added As o setting a definite time such as 90 days or six months or some other specified period hc added thats another mat ter Representative McCormack of Massachusetts house democratic leader who participated in the press conference said that he The senate was prepared to some suggestions for keep with the house Immeamending the British aid mcas diaterjufollowing Hie unanimous 1VC lla keen from the construc The important fascist outpost all cICjLlioft of Frank C Byers f of tlve Giarbub oasis 150 miles south Cedar Rapids as president pr 1 McCormack did not define Bardia was said to have been cuti tern of the senate Lieut Gov B suggestions be had in mind off by the British B Hickenloopcr named a special i indicated that administration The Italian high command re tax committee to receive two or probably would be willing ported one British cruiser in the three special which may year limit Hayburrfs comment was made at his press conference in reply to a question Mediterranean was struck in a joint GermanItalian air attack r was an Italian seen after torpedo attack Loss of one Italian torpedo boat was acknowledged by the high command which said two British destroyers also were set on fire The British government said the RAF raided Belgian and Dutch coastal points Wilbclmshaven Germany and Ihc Italian roval come in hero before the stand ing committees have been ap Tins move cleared the way for prompt senate action on a 60 pel cent assessment bill which is ex pected to be dropped into the hopper early in the session A re cent state supreme court opinion to make some concessions in re gard to the legislation said Sunday night that he was for the administrations lendlease proposal with modi fications In a statement issued in New York he also announced that he would go to England soon to make a personal study of needs and conditions there that property must be assessed At hc department Mon at 100 per cent under the prosday said hc saw cut law the inspiration for nu to Willkics pro arsenal at Turin Italy during Ihej G weekend nspu Members of the committee arc R Hill Clarion T visit to England KINNEYCADY SUIT IS BEGUN Damage Claim Counterclaim for Slander Involved Trial of the 520547 damage suit of Dr W D Kinncy wealthy Cerro Gordo county rancher against Dr G W Cady in which the Mason Gity veterinarian has filed a 550000 counterclaim charging slander was begun in district court here Monday Charles W Barlow Mason City attorney began questioning pro spective jurors shortly alter 2 oclock Also appearing as attor neys for Dr Kinney are Guy Linville Cedar Rapids and Neal Garrett Dos Moines John Sen netf and L A Moe Mason City attorneys are counsel for Dr Cady The trial in Judge M H Kep lers court started with Dr Caclys suit in which he asked a lien of for services performed Dr Kinneys suit against the veter inarian followed in which it was charged that 1477 hogs on his 3500 acre stock ranch had died as the result of a double cholera vaccination performed by Dr Cady while they were suffering from another disease Dr Cady immediately after ward filed a slander suit in which he asked 55000 actual and 55000 exemplary damages on each of five counts that Dr Kin ney had made statements with the intention of injuring him in his profession An amendment to Dr Kinneys petition filed just before the case went to trial changed the amount of his claim from S27907 to Lester 63 Badly Beaten Up Jlere Bandit Gets Is Given Only Fan Chance of Recovery From Severe Assault Eugene Lester 53 year old cm ploye of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company lying unconscious at a local hospital the I victim of foul play probably holds i the only means of identifying hisj assailantif he regains conscious memory j Lester has remained in a stu por since he was found about 9 oclock Saturday night on the kitchen floor of his home at 1618 li Jefferson avenue north west the victim of a thug beat Lester into unconsciousness with a blunt instrument and then ransacked the house making away with a chest containing S600 which was hidden under a bed MrsLester found her husband upon returning home from shop ping She becamc hysterical and could give police no clue as to who may have robbed the home At the Parkhospital where the taken physicians known that he had hidden in the house A search for Ihc used by the assailant tile for the officers the instrument proved fu PICKET CLASH CLOSES PLANT S A G I N A W Mich A picket line clash in which police used tear gas and seven persons were injured closed the Wilcox Rich division plant of the Eaton Manufacturing company here Monday The disorder resulted when ap proximately 100 plant employes many of them AFLunited auto mobile workers attempted to pass through a picket line set up by the eiOUAW State police were dispatched from central and eastern Uliclii gan posts to maintain order in the Saginaw area Captain Laurence ij the Rev Mr Stenby was Leonard ETrees 55 of Corwith w h o was d rivi ng west on high w a y No 18 when the acci d cnt occurred at the Division street intersec tion Mr Trees explained that lie was blinded by the lights of an approaching car The Rev Mr Slenuj pastor of the Clear Lake church for more than years was taught by the bumper of the Corwith mans machine ynd dragged for several feet lie suf money victim was staler hat he had taken niriiii said in Kasl Lansing that nd I merciful beating around the healj ditional forces would be in it and there was only a failchance j tccssary for his recovery A policeman is stationed at his bedside hoping for soine information from Mr Lester in the event hc regains consciousness at any time One suspect is being held in the city jail but little evidence has been obtained as yet regard ing the robbery according to po lice Lester was not known to have any enemies nnd it The company which inaMiifac turcs automobile and airplane parts is working on subcontracts for national defense order Of those injured in the melee five were police and were identified as members of the picket line Patrolman Milan V Plavsic was the only one whose injuries confined him to a hospital He suffered severe head cuts Oth ers were treated and released Fat ali ty NO for Corro Jordo County in Coach Yeager of ISC to Be Interviewed in Colorado Grid Post SPOUTS BULLETIN Frerl Cromwell Burlington K K Bckman Ottumwa Do Verc Watson Council Bluffs and GW Hunt Guttcnbci3 The senate amended its rule ot the last two sessions to give the power to appoint standing com i rnittees back to the lieutenantMarcus j governor In the and 1939 fanner Knudsoii RMason City as temporary speaker j sessions this power was vested farmer in a committee on committees The ricmiKTab pounded hard nt the farm iisfue in the speaker ship nominating speeches Repre sentative Gustave Alesch D decribccl Dietz as a an honcstlogoodncss M BOULDER Colo Yeager of Iowa State college lieutenant will be interviewed Tuesday in I emenanl In 1937 the republicans had n majority in Valentine j democrat the senate but the K When the republicans j the University of Colorados hunt for a football coach Athletic t rector Harrv G TiiHlecapturcd tnc eutcnant govcr hlila nors scat after the 938 election The Colorado job was vacated recently by Frank Potts who asked that he be returned to his i former post of track coach and football assistant Stanley Williamson line coach at the A republican farmer Represen tative George L Scott West Union made the speech nomina ating Blue He has shown his faith in the future of agriculture by acquiring several hundred acres of Iowa land which is operated under his the 19si rule on appointment ofpersonal suervision Scott said in committees went unchanged 1 lauding Blue of a The house convened at 10 o m I GEN UGO CAVALLKIU fight Greeks At Ames Yeager who had an nounced he hod declined Colo rados invitation said hc bid changed his mind and would 1 leave for Boulder Monday night with Representative Walter Arant Des Moines democrat in the chair It was the first time in the mem ory of the oldest inhabitant that Miior representative from nunty traditional opener of houc sessions has been a demo crat The republican majority how rvrr soon corrected that by naming Representative Herman In his acceptance address Blue criticized the lobbyists for at tempting to obtain increased ap propriations The liouse will be called upon to decide one election contest Ihc senate none Clans former Worth county republican legislator is scekinsr to unseat Representative Vormari X n r land D Norland won by 67 votes in the official ranvrss IOWA Considerable cloudi ness occasional 1 i jf Ii 1 rain southeast Monday night Tues day cloudy warmer cNtrcmc ivcsl MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness occasional light snow north Monday night and Tues day uarmcr north Slonday night and west and north Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday 41 Minimum Sunday night 20 At 8 a m Monday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 13 Precipitation Trace The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 42 Minimum Saturday night 23 At 8 a m Sumtav 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 4 Precipitation Tiscc In this weather beaten house set back on an alley off Jefferson avenue northwest an assailant beat Eufrenc Icstcr R3 year old cement plant employe into unconsciousness and robbed hishome of S600 hidden under a bed Lester was found Saturday nishl on tlc kitchen floor a short distance from the entrance marked by an arrow in me picture He had not regained consciousness Monday afternoon Lock photo Kaycnay engraving THE REV S M STEXBY ferccl two broken legs and injuries on the back and head Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran church at Ocar Lake at 2 p in Tuesday Burial will be at the Clear Lake cemetery Surviving are two sons Ger hard and Milton both of Minne apolis and one daughter H Stall ol Clear Lake with i whom the pastor made his home i Mrs Stenby died in Two sisters both in Norway atho sur vive The liev Mr Stenby was bom in Norway in 1861 and came In America in 1832 In 1884 hc came to Clear Lake He was ordained at Clear Lake at the age 2D in 1886 and has been pastor there ever since The church was built during his pastorate there Two Killed in Wreck Near Kanawha Mclvin A Olson of Kanawha and Melvin Lein larmer near Kanawha were fatally injured when the cars in which each was riding collided at the St Olaf church intersec tion five miles south and three miles cast of Kanawha late Sun day afternoon Olson suffered a fractured collarbone bruises and a scalp wound and his condition Monday serious Mrs Olson who suffered a skull fracture fractured arm and lacerations died at 6 oclock Monday morning in a Belmond ;