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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST A tnT OEPf OF IOWA COMP OES HOMES HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSORTED PRESS ANB WgTED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NII6HBORS LEASED MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 18 194f MASON CITV THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 7 Juij Ue iWO attriiOiSS SECTION ONE NO 80 BE SUBPENAED FOR TESTIMONY Tinkham Presents Request Views of Knudsen Are Heard WASHINGTON tative Tinkham R Mass an nounced Saturday he would ask the house foreign affairs commit tee to subpena Wendell L Willkie to testify on the British aid bill after the former republican presi dential candidate had notified the committee his impending trip to Europe made it impossible for him to appear Tinkham was promptly in formed by Chairman Bloom D N YJthat the committee did not have the power to issue a sub pena After the hearing Tinkham angrily told newsmen that he wanted to know what compe tency Mr Willkie has to advise the American people on foreign policy nearly every morning Tinkham said lie hadno infor mation onthe purpose of Willkies proposed visit to England but added I certainly think its a possibility that MrWillkie isgo ing there as atr embassy of Mr Roosevelt Earlier President Roosevelts defense production chief told con gress that it would be late 1941 be fore this country could supply i any great amount of aid to Britain under the leaselend bill unless we take products out of existing facilities S Knudsen director general of production management recom mended passage of the legisla tion to lend and lease munitions of war to Britain for her fight with the axis powers on the ground that this is part of our own defense Appearing before the house for eign affairs committee Knudson was asked by Representative Rog ers RMass whether he was sat isfied with the defense program Well I think we are doing as well as could be expected Knud sen replied I think we are doing fairly well The real showing wont start until the tools are ready Representative Chiperfield R 111 asked this question If ar rangements were arranged to give England credit such as repealing certain provisions of the neutral ity and Johnson acts wouldnt the same objective of British aid be accomplished as is sought in the bill I dont see any difference be tween the bill and your state ment Knudsen replied f We therefore could accomp lish this without giving all these broad powers to any one man Chioerfield commented That one man happens to be my boss Knudsen said with a laugh Congressional Interest in the swiftlymoving controversy over the leaselend proposal w a s heightened meanwhile by these other developments Tosph p Kennedy retiring am bassador to Great Britain was re ported reliably to favor the prin ciples of the proposal but to want some restrictions on method as set out in the pending bill Kenne dy discuss his views in s ra dio sdress Saturday niaht at G o clock CST over 1 Broadcasting company network A statement from him had been much sougnt by opponents of the bill WASHINGTON bustle of carnival crowds overshadowed somber defense preparations Sat urday in the nations capital splashed with banners and bunt ing for the precedentshattering third inauguration of Franklin D Roosevelt Cheered by a forecast of fair though cold weather for Mon days ceremonies weary offi cials announced that everything was complete for welcoming a record throng of 230000 or more visitors The last nails were driven in 40000 seats on the capitol plaza and along the parade route on Pennsylvania avenue standing room was being roped off for additional thousands Late in quirers learned that a few seats for the parade still could be bought at prices up to S10 By auto plane and train sight seers were arriving hourly for the festivities unique in Ameri can history because no president Wallace Photos Page See complete pate of pictures on Henry Wallace lowan to be inaugurated vice president on pare 8 has held terms office more than two Railroud officials decided to park a number of Pullman ears in the yards for those who could not find quarters in hotels or in 10000 homes which offered rooms At the white house humming with preparations for visiting Koosevelts and bier crowds for luncheons Sunday and Monday he president kept appointments lo a minimum in order to finish a 12 minute inaugural address It will be delivered after he takes the oath Monday noon on a simple platform built over the capitol in 1933 he told a solemn gathering that he powers if necessary to fight the depression Virtually the entire inaugural parade will be a sober reminder of the preeminent place of defense in the governments activities There will be otiy three civilian 100 greenclad CCC boys as many marchers from the national yoiiti administration wearing red white and blue mackinavys and a WIJA delegation in working clothes All the rest will be military in n a t u r infan trymen the steel of their bayon ets flashing down their long ranks row after row of blue jackets brightlyuniformed ma rines swinging along to the ca dence of their famed marching song Symbolizing the g r o w i n strength of the armed forces will be battalions of cadets and mid shipmen from West Point and Annapolis soon to become regular shall army chief of staff will ride at the head of the parade as grand marshal While 230 military planes roar overhead in complex formations batteries of big guns medium and light tanks scout cars and mo of American military roll alone the pavement With him there as throughout the inaugural events will be the first lady and the presidents 87 year old mother Mrs Sara Delano Roosevelt who for the third time will be seeing her only son sworn into the nations highest office Another mother Mrs Henry C Wallace of DCS Moincs Iowa is expected to see her son Henry A Wallace take the oath as vice president He succeeds John N Garner who ending a long public career will return lo his home at Uvalde Tex as soon as he cere monies end In a special box near the plat form will be diplomats of more than 50 nations neutral and bel ligerent alike Their braidtrimmed uniforms and plumed hats will provide a contrast lu the black robes of supreme court justices and the morning coats and busi ness suits of members of con gress mo reguar eel broad emergency officers General George C Mar Nazi Air Force Preparations JQWA WILL BE inSouthern Rumania Seen Forecast Is Made New Hopping Off Places May Be Established LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR CARTER GLASS Personally Favors Declaration of War PAGE 2 Defense School Will Be Opened at Hampton PAGE 12 Armstrong Quits Ring After Losing to Zivic PAGE 2 PUSH HUNT FOR MISSING BOMBER Planes in California Washington Search Along Pacific Coast McCHORD FIELD Wash Army planes in California BELGRADE Jugoslavia Intensive German air force prep arations at more than a dozen large landing fields in southern Rumania led to predictions Sat urday that the nazis may be ar ranging hopping off places for new action in the Mediterranean area Although fewer than 100 nazi planes were believed to be sta tioned in Rumania thousands of ground crew men are quartered on or nearall important landing ifields and more are arriving daily Vast gasoline stores are being all southern Ru rriariian airports affd crews and carpenters are working long hours on buildings hangars and store houses for munitions and bombs Civil airports such as Bcneasa fo near Bucharest have been taken over by German air units Within the last week tiic nazis have inaugurated an elaborate 24 hour defense of all Rumanian air ports they have occupied Their latest defense weapons are fast little tanks bearing powerful anti aircraft guns Acting on n German suggestion the Rumanian general staff Or dered new air raid drills in Buch arest Most Danubian towns are now blacked out nightly 3T1Q Washington searched along half the lengthof the Pacific coast Sat urday for a twinmotored bomber missing two days with seven men aboard Army officers hoped for a break in the stormy weather that forced searching planes base here and Wash Friday to their at Vancouver Reports came in from the region southwest of Mount Rainier of a big plane apparently seeking its bearings at about the time the bomber was cnroutc south Thurs day but Col Willam H Crom Mc Chord field commanding officer said reports along the flight route did not seem of great value Among the unconfirmed reports was one that wreckage of the BRITISH HALTED BY SANDSTORMS Virtually All Activity on North African Front Is Made Impossible LONDON from the north African front Saturday that blinding sand storms had done what Marshal Rodolfo Gra I zianis troops this far have not found the ad vance of Britains imperial army of the Nile The reports said the sandstorms were so fierce that virtually all movement on the north African front was halted Even the artil lery bombardment of Tobruk and the bringing up of more men and guns was suspended However it was reported the interruption was only temporary and all plans have been com pleted Tor reduction of the be sieged Italian garrison at Tobruk Military experts expressed no doubt that Tobruk would fall and already were discussing the next move in the campaign Belief was general that Graziani may make his first real stand nt miles along the coast to plane had Yreka Cal been sighted near He said there was a good chance that the mountainous northern California country has several places where a crew could remain for a long time without being dis covered Regarding absence of radio re ports after the ships takeoff the colonel said atmospheric condi tions might have prevented re ception at Vancouver Wash bar racks 130 miles to the south WARMER SUNDAY 8 Below Reported at Mason City Mercury Climbs From Lows DES MOINES sharp cold wave drove Iowa tempera tures down below zero Saturday but the weather bureau predicted much warmer weather over the weekend Mason City reported 8 below Iowa Falls and Charles City re ported 4 below Friday night and Washington had 3 below as a snowstorm moved eastward out of the state Shippers were warned to expect readings ol o to 10degreesin open country in the north section of the state Saturday night and Mercury Climbs to 7 in Mason City The mercury struggled to 7 above in Mason City at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon aft er recording a minimum of 8 below at dawn zero in the southern half But Sunday the bureau said will be another story Meteorolo gists predicted a maximum read ingof 35 degrees here Sunday afternoon Skies were clear throughout the state Saturday morning and tem peratures averaged 14 degrees be low normal Only precipitations reported was the tagend of Fridays snow of an inch at Davenport 05 at Charles City and 03 at Des Moines the bureau said Communications disrupted by the sleet and snow were being re paired in the southwestern section of the state Saturday and high way travel was nearly back to normal although the roads are still covered by packed snow or ice in many sections Dcrna the v Formal Pleadings in Worth Election Contest Are Asked DES MOINES house committee appointed to handle the Worth county legislative elec tion contest decided Friday to ask wuuu receive win both sides to file formal pleadings apartment at 230 In in the case Claus Randall Sunday It Manly is views contesting the returns which showed Norman Norland Kcnsclt had been elected by 67 President Hooscvell and a general inauguration scene Titonka Couple Killed as Auto Truck Crash Headon Icy Pavement Believed to Have BeenCause of Emmetsburg Mishap WILLKIE WILL MEET WITH HULL President Requests Secretary to Give GOP Leader Full Data and Mrs Edward Rike of Titonka were fat ally injured when the car in which they were riding crashed headon with n semitrailer truck on high way 18 oast of Emmetsburg late Friday afternoon Mrs Rike died a few minutes after the accident from i skull white flaure She also received n houseannounced Saturday that mlllsecl arm Her husband died President Roosevelt had requested Secretary Hull to give Wendell L Willkic full information on Euro pean conditions and United States policies when he confers Sunday with the 1940 republican presi dential candidate The state department said pre viously that the secretary of state would receive Willkic at his hotel it at p m CST for an exchange of A white house secretary told Emmetsburg hospital 3 oclock Saturday morning of a compound skull fracture and he also received a mangled arm Mr Rike was 60 years old and his wife was 65 The couple wis returning home from a visit with their daughter in South Dakota The truck was driven by Mcivin Johnson of Mason City who was driving for Neil Garrison Mason City Johnson was driving west and Rike east at the time of tlie accident Icy pavement was be reporters that the president had ciciit lieved to have caused the acci GAYDA HITS U S POLICY Accuses Americans of Trying to Provoke Axis Into Incident ROME authoritative in the scist editor Virginio Gayda ac at ised American intervention wt1 war plans fascist OF TALKS BY DICTATORS NOT DISCLOSED Possible New Axis Blows Believed to Be Subject of Session By UNITED PRESS Adoiph Hitler and Benito Rfus solini were expected by Rome Saturday to meet within 24 hours for discussions which may rieal with new blows against Great Britain Italian sources thought the meeting would be held on German territory possibly at Munich or Salzburg Since both Kome and Berlin treat movements of the axis chiefs as military secrets it was assumed that circulation of the reports indicated Hitler and Mussolini already were 011 the vav to meet if not actually hi in consultation There was no indication the subject of tlie conference but many developments have occurred since the dictators last met at Florence in late October as Italian troops started their march into Greece On the Italian side tlie Greek campaign has turned into a hard fought defense of Italys foothold 111 Albania while north Africa Italian troops which were poised well into Egypt for a drive at the Suez Canal have been driven deep into Libya and have lost one third to onehalf of their fighting strength Italian airmen who had been aiding the Germans in attackhi Britain have been called back home and German have goneinto action In terranean in an attempt to restore the balance of avisBriiish forces in that area On the German side the air at tack on Britain has continued with the development of coventrizing tactics and the sea war against British shipping has intensified The German grip on Rumania has tightened and the Balkans tremble weekly with rumors of some im minent but thus far unrealized Nazi move It seemed ptnbable that Hitler and Mussolini would discuss plans for the expected bin offensive against of fensive in which il has ucen speculated a blislcrinu air at tack on the British tslcs may be accompanied by new lightning strokes in nther areas Rome also admitted that rn Monday important war consulta tions of an economic nature will open between German and Italian representatives There were two obscure devel in the Balkans and may fit in isls headed by Roosevelt Satur day of seeking to provoke Ger many and Italy into some action V The Bulgarian minister to crlin Iarvan Draganofr xr which would justify the United j rived in Sofia and went intn States in going to war against immediate conference with For the cin Minister Ivan Popoff His return started reports that a cabinet reconstruction was im minent due to the continued poor health Premier Bor ilam Kiloff Should a cabinet reconstruction occur m Bulgaria it might be the signal for the longawaited and often rumored German move into that country Some reports have Elmi for the that building tions It still Italians ai trong defensive mcc agrce It mavbc posi was believed thai Graziani had about half his original force of some 250000 troops avail able for a stand there and may even have obtained some forcements rein SAVOLD ASKS ACCOUNTING DES MOINES for Lee Savold Des Moines heavy weight boxer have filed notice in the Polk county district court that Savold will ask an accounting of Pinkie George his manager for the last 18 months S Toivn 62 aterloo COMMANDER INJURED LONDON Emile muselicr commander of the Free ich naval force was wounded itly in a recent German air The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day niifht and Sunday not cold vest and central Saturday niffht much warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Cloudy Light snow Sunday and west Satur day nifflit considerably warmer Sunday and except extreme southeast Saturday night WHUAMS KNUIJSEX Will be late IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette tics Maximum Friday Miniirnim Friday niirht At S a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum for i Europe but that the chief cxcj J eutive would be glad to receive n Willkic if mh request were j DUningtOn KeQUCSiS I a fourcolumn editorial in his Rome newspaper II Giurnalc d Italia occasional mouthpiece of the Italian government Gayda cited the United States senate naval committees report on the naval construction bill issued last May 15 as belying1 the argu ment that an axis victory over Britain would endanger America The axis powers are follow ing fjjmly mid tranquilly develop ments in the North American war movement which can worry the American proplc more than the war method Gayda wrote Interventionists Gaydii insisted that a nazi move into for IUIL Hn will be held probably on dared are tlnouinfTthemselvL received directly or indirectly PLAN SUMMER SESSION IOWA CITY Paul C Packer said Saturday the Univer sity of Iowas 42nd eightweek summer school will be held be tween June 0 and Aug 1 Dean Packer director the session said an enrollment of approximately 3200 students is expected Sessions Be Elsewhere W A T E R L O O liousitig accomodalionsat Burling ton Iowa already arc overtaxed by worker on the Shell loading plant project there that city has asked that the May 1941 conven tion of tlic United Commercial Travelers be moved o some other city E G Pullen Iowa grand counselor said Saturday Wants to Get Into Iowa Prison FORT MADISON some ISOO inmates anxious to get out imagine the surprise otj into clandestine intervention with the mosi open violation international law Imping iit thc limit of the axis po and war defense finally be reached will and that ic ulions will conic from them which wouklthcn be off as a new aggressive move to which ie United Stales would have to reply with force lowan Exonerated of Blame in 2 Deaths in Chicago Accident lil Bulgaria was being held up 1 two reasons Necessity to recon struct the cabinet and improve ment of the weather At Vichy Marshal Henri Philip pe 7etain summoned a meeting of his council of ministers The coun cil lias not met for manv days anrl the call might indicate that Vichv finally hns received n rcplv froni toleration Germany on the crisis which CHICAGO fjP A coroners jury exonerated Floyd C Van i Atta 39 Muscatinc lovva truck j following investigation of a giiI truck Van Atta testified the ui j menl Papers had arrived and I state prison officials when when told they hadnt registered i weather stallsj faccd by one man who i at a hotel here Friday night j struck b He said hcwas J L Neville of Polce Jater asked to hold j Dec 27 L Minneapolis and hnd been coni awa1 lhc arrival of Slier sccl was sllppcry and thetrailci victed of manslaughter as the rei If Evan Bcrger of Adcl who was I Vlck skiddpd sidcwisc and He asked whether his commitI begin scrving msVentcncc01 dentallleath atci sulted from tho ouster of Vice Premier Pierre Laval It has been reported that Pctain desired to make changes in Iris cabinet but these have been held up by lack of word from the Ger mans n Adolf Hitlers attitude That Great Britain is convinced that new powerful blows soon will be struck by Gcrmanv was made evident by Prime rvlhiistcr Winston Churchill In a speech at Gtasgoxv Fri day night at which he signifi cantly noted the presence of President Roosevelts emissary Harry I Hopkins on the plat form Churchill uarnccl that Ercal dangers lie directly ahead of Britain Churchill appealed for more Britain hart funds to pay added thnt his country had no ;