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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FVJLI LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 151941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ACT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE NO 82 Axis Would Block Sicily Route Pleadin9 HULL NARROWS USED Governor Proposes Budget RV DDiTKU ADC for Iowa of for DI DKIIftn AKt Biennium Beginning July 1 RAIDED BY AIR Reports Circulated Hitler and Mussolini Will Meet Frenchmen By UNITED PRESS An attempt to block the mid Mediterranean bottleneck at the Sicily narrows emerged Wednes day as the probable axiscounler Hiove to rumors that Great Britain Is assembling forces lor new ma jor campaigns in the eastern Medi terranean area Marshal Herman Gocrmgs crack divebomber squadrons already are attempting to close the 87 mile gap of water be tween Sicily and Africa through which British men of war troops and supplies must funnel from the western to the eastern Mediterranean Reports circulated from Buda pest that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini would meet soon with the French naval and army chief Admiral Francois Darlan and Charles Huntziger Object of the conference it was suggested would be a new attempt to obtain Frances vital naval bases on both sides of the Medi terranean particularly Toulon in Trance and Bizertc in north Africa and possibly the remnants of the French fleet divebombers and fascist submarines v could operate from Tunisia as well as Sicily and Italys Gibraltarlike island of Pantelleria which lies 62 miles from Sicily and 35 miles from Africa in the center or the nar rows the British might be forced to abandon the Mediterranean supply route So far while commercial ship ping has been diverted to the Ions and costly route around Ihe Cape of Good Hope Britains overwhelming naval predom inance in the Mediterranean has enabled her to pass military convoys through he inlandsea under protection of the inde pendently operating western and eastern Mediterranean fleets The western British fleet is on Gibraltar and the eastern fleet at Alexandria London buzzed with reports that Britain shortly will step up the tempo of her war effort in the eastern Mediterranean It was suggested that an expeditionary force may come to Greeces aid in Albania Thus far British assis tance to Greece has been limited 1o small Royal Air Force squad rons antiaircraft units and naval help By JOHN H CHAPMAN DBS JIOINES George A Wilson Tuesday cw a proposed budget carrying a total 17008816 in recommendations for state departments and institu tions for each year of the bieimium beginning July 1 th Jo5 S a dfcleasc ot 589385 from the amounts appropriated by the 48th general assembly for comparable items the governor wrote in a preface to the budget report which was compiled by Comp University of Iowa or for a new receiving hospital at one of tiie stale hospitals both of which items were included in the interim committees recommendations The budget report limits high way commission expenditures to a year for the next bi ennium compared to 54903272 authorized by the 1B39 assembly This item is merely an authoriza tion however and is not part of the regular appropriation bill The slates allocation for old age pensions would be increased from 57000000 a year to S8 500000 xv h i c h would be matched by federal funds Even with the increase however the social welfare board would Jiol be able to do much more than now for individual pensioners because the pension rolls are growing so rapidly officials say V if The appropriation for slate aid o schools would be raised from 5406000 a year to 5411000 under the governors recommendations The slate department of public instruction had asked for S751 000 holler C Fred Porter Amounts recommended for the institutions under the bonrd ot control are approximately the same rate a day for each patient as appropriated by the 1039 legis lature the triessage continued Amounts recommended for sup port of state educational institu tions likewise remain practically the same as appropriated for the biennium ending next June 30 In additiun to his recom mendations for support and maintenance of various institu tions the governor included a recommendation for 5552250 year for capital improvements al board of control institutions or 51104500 for the biennium Major items under this heading are 5200000 for a kitchen and din ing room at Independence staie hospital for a dormitorv at Woodward for a school building at Eldora S75000 for a school at MitchellsHie and S125 000 for a school aj Toledo The only recommendation for capital improvements at educa tional institutions was for a swimming pool at the school for the blind at Vinton The governor included nothing for a newlibrary unit for the for the highway patrol The following table is a comparison of the governors recom mendations for state institutions and major state departments lor each year of the next fiscal biennium with the askings and the amounts appropriated by the 1939 legislature BOARD OF CONTROL NAZI RULE HAS COST BILLION IN LANDOF CZECHS Germans Have Imposed Tribute Taxes to Aid in Carrying On War By LLOYD LEIIRBAS W A S HI N G T O N m a n ys economic conquest of CzechoS 1 o v a k i a has cost the The state public safety depart ments recommended ap propriation would include no1 J j Cherokee Hospital Clarincla Hospital Independence Hospital Glemvood School Woodward School Davenport Home Marshal Home Eldora Training School Toledo Juvenile Home Oakdale Sanatorium Anamosa Reformatory Fort Madison Prison Mitchellville School Rockwell City Womens Hcfarmatory Appro 1939 3396271 390395 41675 3647711 287385 193000 16716 171797 113000 236000 227000 377500 75000 40000 Askings 4100DO 420000 420000 350000 210000 185000 182000 125120 335000 390000 80000 45000 The British admiralty revealed Tuesday in its report of the first j grave tlivebombervviirship battle off Sicily that it was fought in the course of convoying an importanl shipment of material to Greece In this combat the British suffered damage to a cruiser an aircraft carrier and a destroyer while sink ing an Italian torpedo boat and bringing down 12 enemy planes Later RAF planes raided Cntaria Sicily and destroyed nine more divebombers Italian reportssaid two import ant British convoys were involved bound for Greece and one for Alexandria The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain frcczine north portion Wednesday niffht and Thursday slightly warmer south Wednesday con siderably colder west late Thursday University of Iowa Support Repairs etc University Hospital Psychopathic Hospital Hygienic Laboratory State College Ames Support Repairs etc Teachers College Cedar Falls I School for Deaf BOARD OF EDUCATION Appro 1939 Askings Council Bluffs iiool for Blind Vinton Highway Commission Dcpt Social Welfare Old Age Pensions Aid to Blind Relief Child Welfare State Aid to Schools tJept of Public Safety Tax Commission 62500 1000000 108000 37500 2215000 110000 648500 221000 1003272 7000000 140000 75000 406450 938422 570000 52603500 185000 1250000 116000 60000 2590000 208500 689000 130000 5139565 8500000 150924 751482 864811 fi89932 Rccomded 5400000 420000 355000 290000 200000 170000 175000 120000 240000 305000 390000 77500 40000 Kecomdcd 62500 1000000 108000 37500 2215000 110000 643500 222900 12B300 4835900 8500000 145000 1500000 I V5000 411450 847386 648636 MINNESOTA Cloudy snow north and freezing rain or snow south Wednesday night and Thursday contiued mild Wed nesday night much colder west Thursday afternoon or night STRIKE PARLEY FALLS THROUGH ry THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS i Plan of Michigans new gov j ernor for a conference to settle i the Eaton airplane parts strike fell through Wednesday and in another employeemployer dis pute affecting defense the Ryan Aeronautical company plant in San were predictions the defense commis sion might intervene Gov Murray D Van Wagoncr askcd government CIO and man agement representatives in the Eaton strike which has closed Czechs at least 81000000000 since the madeinMunieh nazi occupation 22 months ago ac cording to authoritative informa tion received in diplomatic quar ters here The reports compiled by noil i Czech sources state that the Ger j mans also have imposed tribute taxes to assist in financing the I reichs war against Britain The yield from these was estimated at an additional an nually German troops invaded CzechoSlovakia in a blindinr snow storm on March 15 1S39 and divided the republic into the protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the indepen dent state of Slovakia At the time the total population was 6800000 On the heels of the actual mili tary occupation ot the protecto rate the reports said an esti mated 500000 nazis poured in and took over practically all key posi tions In government industry and trade One account likened the in flux to the swarms ofjcaapetbag 2ers who descended upon the southern states here after the Civil war Nazis decrees enforced by these brownshirt carpetbaggers the survey stated have enabled Ger man interests completely to domi nate Czech banking industry and commerce and reap handsome on The condition profits for Germany throughout the area The economic shift of CzecJioi x Cor George A Wilson addressed a Joint session of the Towi leKsMure Tuesday with his biennial message and again Tlmrsdav with his second inaugural address He is shown here the rostrum used each day by Speaker Robert Blue of the low a house of representatives Iowa Daily Press photo nuuse Declares Britain Is Battling World Move of Conquest WASHINGTON the nation to in Vk0ethe selfdefense before it is loo late Secretary i at U1gecl upo C011tiess Wednesday the enactment ol legislation for unlimited supplies of to alions battlilie world movement of GLARE OF ICE COVERS STREETS Sand Is Spread at Crossings Sidewalks in Business District Workers in Mason City wended their ways to shops and offices slowly Wednesday morning as ice covered the entire city Sand was spread from city trucks at cross ings and on sidewalks in the busi nessdistiict but off frpnrthemain sections it was every man for him self Driving a car or truck was no easy proposition The highway commission reported that roads throughput Iowa and Minnesota were slippery and unsafe to ravel was general Ask MacNider to Testify on Britain Bill WASHINGTON Repre sentative Fish RN SDnior minority foreign affairs commit tee announced that as leader of the opposition be had sent tele grams to the following persons saying he would like to have them Hull testified before the house foreign affairs committee i leaselend bill He was the witness on this legisla tion mil lie expressed the be lief it was absolutely neces sary to the nations defense statement of about words be iso said thai i if the Atlantic ocean fell into I German control1 it would offer WASHINGTON UPjPresidenl security Roosevelts angry assertion that i the rollenest thins said in public I life in my generation was being I used as an argument against the aidtoBrilain program brought an opposition rejoinder Wednesday F R Lashes Statement by Wheeler that the president had made danger of war the foremost issu in the leaselend armaments bill Senator Wheeler readily assumed responsibility for the statement which aroused Mr f Were Britain defeated ami were she to lose command of the seas he said Germany could easily cross the Atlantic espe cially the south Atlantic unless we were ready and able lo rto whil Britain is eloinsr i Hull also look occasion to voice j some of ibe strongest condemtia of the expansionist policies of present theii the views on what he presidents dictator L Willkic Col Rob slovakias resources from Czech to German ownership has been achieved according to the report by these means 1 The Deutsche bank and the Dresdener bank took over CzechoSlovakias two dominant banking institutions the Bohe mian Union and Escomple banks which in turn controlled 3 considerable number of busi ness enterprises 2 Through Aryanizalion pro ceedings similar to those decreed in Germany all large Jewish owned industries and companies marks Ger man promissory notes and Czech currency borrowed from the Czech National bank or acquired in the previously annexed Sude ten region German interests pur chased all or the controlling in terest in the nations largest plants factories and businesses 4 Movable property needed or useful to Germanys military plans was purchased with marks or crowns and transported to Ger many were acquired 3 Using German Holy Family Wins After Car Mishap four plants in Michigan and Ohio to meet with him at the state capital hut it was decided to confer in Detroit instead Power lo call a walkout at the I Ryan aircraft plant which would j mem affcc work n 511400000 of j Fmily atadcm military planes was voted CIO when the officials Tuesday night by 731 of i mobile skidded into the ditchncar the iirnvs approximately 1COO i here Tuesday workers Federal Conciliator Harry C Malcom was trying to head off a strike and observers at San Diego said the defense Tuesday night transport 1 rucks tied up at Mason City unable to travel further The Jefferson transportation bus from the south was unable to reach Mason City 011 account of the icy condition of the highway but other buses ar rived safely All buses left the local station Wednesday morning however Train service on the main pas senger lines of the five railroads leading into and out of Mason City was reported practically on time throughout the night Yard work was slow Wednesday morning however and trainmen experi enced considerable difficulty in switching because they were un able to climb about the cars with any degree of safety No bid accidents were reported j m the city and traffic was moving with caution All telegraph and telephone wires were in working irder according to a check will the local companies and the rail roads Pedestrians suffered the great est discomfort especially if they were not so sure of their footing HIGHWAYS IN IOWA ARE TKEACHEROUS DES MO INKS Iowas highways were treacherous trans portation routes Wednesday as freezing rain mist and fog en veloped much of tile stale The weather bureau reported termed bill Wendell ert B McCbrmicfc publisher of the Chicago Tribune Charles Dawes former United States am bassador to Great BritainNor man Thomas socialist leader Hanford MsicNider former as sistant secretary of wir Hugh Johnson former NRA adminis trator Cardinal William OCon ncll Boston Charles A Lind bergh Roy Howard publisher and a number of others Roosevelt said with seeming ela lion in the Far East which has been uttered by the administra Colonel MacNider stated Wed nesday afternoon that he had re ceived the wire and had asked Congressman Fish to defer calling him until early next week prob ably Tuesday or Wednesday He reiced a wire agreeing to this plan IOWA DRAFT QUOTA IS 723 Selective Service Total for February Announced by Fulton DES MO INKS se lective service fur February will be men Colonel Robert Fulton of state selective service headquarters announced Tuesday night The men will be inducted be tween Feb 3 and H at Fort DCS Monies and Fort Crook Ncbr and will go to Fort SnelliiiK Minn and Fort Leavenworth Kans re spectively for training The quota will be filled entirely by volunteers lie said ROOSEVELT commission itself might step in to avert it The Castle Chrysler Ind was plant closed at New Wednes es day after failure to settle a dis pute over whether workers should be paid while on their lunch hour IN But Ihcir buddies in another cir with Coach Mickey Mac Donald went on to win the same with St Marys of Mar slialltoun 21 lo 19 The players whose car went into the ditch were Danny Vega Henri Mataloni Earl Baldwin Danny Studer and Bob Accompanying them was Father Hugh ftlcManus athletic director None was injured HOGS REACH j CHICAGO he sharpest I advance since September 1939 hog prices Wednesday soared 50 to 75 cents a hundredweight he top reaching S9 highest in more than a year Bidding for hogs of fered in limited quantities was unusually active as the dealers paid sharply higher prices lo ac I cumulate supplies New TvansAtlantic Air Speed Record Is Reported Established LONDON new fnms Atlimtkspeed record has been set by Capt fat Kves of London in ferryiiift on American bomber to England it was announced Wed nesday ATo dctails ivcre given ex Captain Eves had cept breakfast before his takeoff and tea on his arrival in England tion that Die presidents criticism had raised a clean cut question whether or not this bill would lead us into war Wheeler took his position as the house foreign affairs committee opened Us public hearings on the leaselend legislation calling Secretary of State Hull Secretary ofthe Treasury Morgenthaii and Secretary of War Stimson as the first threewitnesses The actual start of legislative work on the momentous measure took on heightened interest be cause of Mr Roosevelts unex pected bluntspoken denunciation of the tactics he laid to some op ponents of the bill The occasion was the white i i house press conference He lud replied In a question con cerning one criticism of the broad powers pro posed for him in t h e lease lend bill Then he con tinned vehemently That is nol an answer to those at all who talk about plouing under every fourth American child which I regard as the most un truthful as the most dastardly unpatriotic thing that has ever been said Quote me on that That really is the rottcnest thing that has been said in pubi lie life in my generation Mr Roosevelt declined to men lion names saying merely that the 1 o w ing un der statement had been usedi by several inj dividual i S e n a I n r I Wheeler who m a radio speech Sunnav j referred to thp i leaselend billi as t i c new d e a 1s A I o r policy plow fourth American boy retorted nt once that M Roosevelt appeared to have his temper He said Tuesday night lie hoped that his plow under statement would prove untrue md that no American boys will be plowed un der because of this administra tions warminded foreign polk Following this up Wednesday he contended that in view of thu presidents words thr bills fore most issue now was the war dan ger Among other things he said Japans new order would lead economically to impoverish nicnt of invaded parts of the orient and socially to destruc tion of personal liberties and the reduction of the conquered peo ples to the role of inferiors Pointedly he asserted that i Germany Japan and Italy had made unmistakably clear their intentions to repudiate and de slroy the very foundations of a civilized world order under law and to conquer and estab lish tyrannical rules over their victims When Hull finished the state ment committee members turned to questioning him and tativc Luther A Johnson D Tex asked whether parts of the presidents Umsclencl bill provid ing for repair of belligerent ves sels such as those of Britain in United States ports violated in ternational law Nothing but a realistic view of current developments can bo regarded as a sane view the whitehaired Hull replied gravely The question is whether in the face of n universally recognized movement or force to invade and conquer peaceful nations shall wait until the invader crosses their boundary lines or whether they shall recognize that this is a world movement of conquest and invoke the law of self de fense before it is too late That is the question Hull de clared emphatically We can Uile uur choice V When other cdmmiUcpmrn hart finished their interrogation nf the slalc department chief Representative Tinkham R Mass undertook v line of in quiry which carried the session far beyond noon Ihc usual re cess lionr anil produced several heated cNclunecs with he wit ness WHEELER i under every bewhiskercd Bo whether the presi the i Itonia asked could commit an act of under the proposed British aid legislation The president or any naval I j fficcr in command of a ship could commit an act of war any hour f the day without this bill Fair Bills Thrills Fun JK icumulate supplies i Wj MII MASON CITY TTTII T r I lh ficds of revues rodeo Gazette weather statis Will Be NOtC Sit WIlSOR InaUglff E TucSty niKM u j juSf of helowa sumerne tio is a continuation of the Jmmy Lvnch Dcll m Wednesday 2 jl5ursaay for his second term as I will administer the oath of office the inaugural program to which he comon the evening grandstand oroar fcJnic Youngs 1941 revue1 if rain 02 inch ITT a setting to Governor Wiison and Lieut ceremonies the state trainmx mite in his first inaugSUNDAY AUG I Globe tiq IMaximum Tuesday 2 Minimum Tuesday night 14 8 m Wednesday 2 Fretting rain 02 inch A glare ot ice covered evciv thing Wednesday morning ami motorists and ncdcnrians were flss fcre Utcd lllj forccd to proceed with exceptional i o j J t planning the decorations for 2 p m in caution FlCdwhite and blue shields bear bcr before the caption God Bless America which has n patriotic V and IjICUl 1 llrfllling as it i Gov B B Hickenloopcr of Cedar j school band from Eldora will play 13 n the rotunda of the capitol The governor is scheduled The inaugural ceremony to YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum i lu j e tion is a continuation of the econ omy program to which he com mitted himself in his first inaug ural two years ago Music for the inaugural program includes numbers by a concert ensemble preceding the joint scs and solos i reflecting the sentiment which the j governor is expected to express 1 in his address I house of venvcscntr tlj mv iuv which The governors reception anrt inaugural ball will he at R p m livestock Thursday ii the capitol building race speed f present a gala revue in the evening In fv 1 day of auto races on the iovi tail for national championship points Final Ernie revue showing in the evening rl Z WEDNESDAY 5KPT 3Tlic world fm slHrir m hnl aftcrnno antl evening performances with Meiiai toivboy nnd cowgirl performers and several carloads f See 11 CORDEtL IIUII expansionists ;