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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOl t H I S f M t 1 4 A 0 E P T OF I 0 4 o e s o i n 5 C 0 I P HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT U 111X1 ItJiJ PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB NO 89 U S BRITAIN COULDNT WINLINDY FIRST PATROLS OCCUPY EASTERN TQBRUKJAN12 OERNA BECOMES NEXTQ8JECTIVE Severe Winter Weather in Iowa Late Friday Is Forecast Mass of Cold Air in btnlflflN n enya colony factor both Ethiopia and Italian Somallland British troops which pursued the Italians from Kassala in the AngloEgyptian Sudan near the border Italian Eritrea were said to have established contact Iralians Assert British Suffered Severe Losses ROME The Italian high command announced Thursday that a vastly superior force of British troops had occupied por tions of the Libyan stronghold of Tobruk after suffering espe cially severe losses inflicted by the Italian defenses The Italians reported how ever that their troops still were offering strenuous resistance in some positions to the west of the town The daily war bulletin said the Italian garrison defending To bruk consisted of only one divis ion plus several detachments of sailors and frontier guards NWCanada Is Headed for Hawkeye State DBS MOINES weath er bureau warned lowans Thurs day that severe winter weather is expected to strike tie state by late Friday A mass of cold air now cen tered in northwest Canada is headed toward the Hawkeye state and the cold wave may last a week or longer the bureau said Light to moderate snow was the forecast for Thursday arid Friday with colder temperatures in the northwest portion Friday Light snow fell over much of the state Thursdaymorning Pre cipitation reported during the night included Ml Ayr 111 inches Davenport 09 Council Bluffs 08 Des Moines 03 Sioux City 02 and Dubuque 01 Temperatures were normal in the extreme west portion Thurs day morning and averaged four degrees above normal in the re mainder of the state 2 FLAG RIPPERS GIVEN SENTENCE 90 Day Jail Terms Are Suspended in Swastika Incident SAN FRANCISCO young navy men who vipped a naz swastika flag from its staff at the German consulate here given suspended sentences of 90 days in jail Thursday and were turned over to the navy which promised they would be ade quately dealt with The flag incident staged before o uj a throng of some 2000 persons These sources said the greatest here ast Saturday resulted in a fMcr L German titf in Eritrea where the fascists had taken up defensive positions dom inating Viscia and Verentu I The capture of Tobruk with n 36hour land air and sea assault culminated a siege that gave the British undisputed control of 80 miles of thc Libyan coastline and an ideal base from which to con tinue their westward British circles in Cairo jubilant over the fall predicted that the remainder of Cirenaica eastern the coastal bases I of Derna and be in the hands of Gen Sir Archi bald P Wavells forces by spring Goode Who Had Hit Dairy Tax Law Named on Senate Committee BBS MOINES Bloom field produce dealer who has been jousting at law with the state ag riculture department Thursday was on the list of senate dairy committee members He is State Senator Dewey E Goode whose name was inadvertently omitted from the committee memberships announced Wednesday Lieut Gov B B Hickenloopeisaid Now in a position in which some of the points on which he and He agriculture department had dif fered will come before him as a committee member Goode was asked last fall to show cause why his cream buying license should not be revoked The agriculture department charged he paid for No 2 cream the price prescribed for No 1 cream Goode obtained a temporary in junction restraining the depart ment from revoking his license His petition for a permanent in junction has been set for hearing in the January term of the Davis county court As a house member two years ago Goode opposed the butterfat checkoff tax law levying a tax of one cent a pound on producers ot butlerfat in the tirst two weeks ot May in 193S and 1940 A bill to renew the checkoff will be sub mitted in this legislative session and it will go to the committee of which Goode is a member UULCCS said me greatest i this achievement might Gertnan protesl Ertnan nir force which ot csrct by thi obstacle to be the German vunii recently has been operating in tho Mediterranean They declared and a statement iis government The two sailors were on leave i flom a navy hospital where they however that should Aciolf Hitler had been under observation in the find it necessary to lake a major psychopathic ward They were Harold 1 Stuvtc hand in the war in north Africa ii an effort to save Libya for the Italians Britain would achieved R major objcclK have of HavcrhiU Mass for JOT ii fore meily he destroyer Craven ing the Germans to divide their and Ervhi Glenn Lackey 20 of forces Charlotte N Car until recently on the destroyer Perkins Each has about a month to serve of his en Thousands of Italians were said to have been captured when ihe Australians stormed into Tobruk Edward Kennedy an Associated Tress correspondent at the front reported he saw one detachment of 4000 prison crs beinjr marched away from the battlefield on Tuesday on the opening day of the assault listment Elbert ReElected as Algonas Fire Chief Algona fire de partment held its annual meeting and reelected present officers and First hand accounts of assault completed plans for the annual i TrHi1 i j firemans ball held Wednesday nn Tcbruk which began at dawn oau neid Wcdnesd Tuesday said the British air force evening at the Legion hall here held unopposed control of the a throughout thc attack The British fleet which stood offshore and poured tons of ex plosives into the toi was said to have met A dinner was served A program was given Ralph P Elfaert was renamed fire chief H E Stevenson as i vtlliull I5 likewise sistant clitcf Ira Kohl secretary aval op treasurer and Frank E Oslrum is I thc president Farmers Should Be Given Guarantees for OverproducingJohnson DBS MOINES 7P The na tions farmers should not be asked to overproduce unless they are given guarantees on returns for increased production such as those given labor and industry some 2500 Iowa farmers were told Wednesday President Francis Johnson ot the iowa Farm Bureau federa tion addressing the organiza tions convention here recalled the difficulties following expan sion during the first World war and asked Will farmers again be drawn into such excessive production without insisting that like both labor and industry we are guar anteed not only a return on our increased production but also as surance of amortization of our investment Johnson called for economy in the administration of funds ap propriated for agriculture during the defense program Iowa Woman Fatally Hurt in Fall on Ice DBS MOINES Dor othy Palmer 27 died in a hos pital here Thursday of injuries suffered when she slipped and fell on the ice at the rear ot her home Wednesday night BRITISH POUND Polish Flyers Among Crews Caiiymg Out Machine Gun Attacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The HoyatAirForce carried the fight to Germany with over night attacks during which the British said Thursday steel oil and munitions works at Duessel dorf in the heart oC the industrial Ruhr were pounded for the 21st time KAF tighter planes with six Polish flyers among their crews also were reported to Ijave car ried out two daylight machinegun attacks on nazi airdromes in Germanoccupied France Wed nesday The Germans who engaged in only limited aerial activity over Britain Wednesday night ac knowledged some bombs had been dropped jn western Germany but said damage was limited to private property British destroyer losses were swelled to 37 by the admiraltys announcement that the 1340 ton Hyperion had been sunk fay other British warships after be ing left helpless by a mine or lorpedo The date and place were not disclosed Peisen Thinks Woman Held for Doesnt Belong in Jail FORT DODGE Judge Dean Peisen believes Mrs Mabel Albright 22 held on a for charge doesnt belong in Mrs Albright pleaded guilty to the charge and then told of writ ing a dozen worthless checks to provide for her children one and four years of age She told the court she was divorced m Rock well City Iowa last fall and later was deserted by a man who had promised to marry her She added she was in ill health Judge Peisen said he believed ie woman should be on the re lief roll FORECAST IOWA Light to moderate snow Thursday night and Fri day colder northwest Friday MINNESOTA Cloudy occa sional snow mostly light Thurs day night and Friday not quite so cold Thursday night colder and central Friday IN MASON CITY weather statis GIobcGazette tics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum S U 22 British Claim 14OWMen Captured n British Capture Stronghold ot Tobruk ASSESSING FOR Kills Sister cn DCD PCMT nt While Talking 60 PER CENT OF About Guns VALUE PASSED PROGRESS ALSO MADE ON OTHER AFRICAN Lie 4 Generals and Other Commanders Reported to Have Been Taken CAIRO Egypt British headquarters announced Thursday that the capture of Tobruk Italian Libyan base was completed Wed nesday night and that more than 14000 prisoners were taken A communique said the pris oners included four generals one a corps commander and an other a divisional commander and an admiral British casualties svere said to be less than 500 Enemy casualties are not yet fully ascertained said the Brit ish commands communique but 2000 wounded akeady are being evacuated A number senior army and naval staff officers were listed among the prisoners has been called the best harbor between Alexandria and Tunis The communique made suc cinct references to offensive ac tions against Italian East Africa hundreds of miles from the North African or Libyan battle line It told of continued pressure of Metemma on the 7 Kenya Senate Votes Measure 48 to 1 House Favors Bonding Power Limits DES MOINES Tax sessment reform measures swept virtually unimpeded through both houses of the lowalegisla ture Thursday The senate passed 18 to 1 the measure which would place the assessed valuation of all Iowa property at 60 per cent of actual value for tax pur poses V Tiiat bill however must return to the house for concurrence in an amendment before it goes to the desk Governor George Wilson for his signature The house passed the unamcnded measure Wednesday Senator Robert P Munger R SioiiY City was the only member of the upper chamber no on the bill to vote The house meanwhile ap proved 96 to 7 a companion measure which would limit the bonding power of counties cities towns and school districts to 3 per cent of the assessed valuation The assessed base under the parent bill would be 60 per cent of the market value The seven house members who voted No cent iill Harold F Nelson RSioux Sewell Allen Robert Carlson RSioux John H Jrwiu W P Knowlton B S Moyle Joseph N Wagner The 60 per cent bill slid through the senate with no ex pressed opposition After the roll call however Senator Munger said he had voted No because he feared that the measure would result in a reduction of assess ments in some sections nnct there by possibly cripple some govern mental functions Some property in Woodbury county already is assessed at full value he continued and other property is assessed above the 60 per cent level The semite amendment offer state comptroller to permit mil lage increases during a twoyear 194142 adjustment period for counties whose assessment level now is substantially above 60 per cent After he breathing spell how ever all local governing agencies would be required to operate under budgets computed on the SO percent base A cry of unconstiUuionaUly WHS IOWA Anne Roberts 20 died at an iowa Fails hospital early Thursday of a gun shot wound received Wednesday niglit the gun held by her brother accidentally discharged as he was explaining to her a talk he was to give Thursday on fire arms Franklin county Sheriff Fred Schwjcger said Thursday that the youth James Roberts who is 18 would not be held since the shoot ing was an accident The shooting occurred on the Lee township farm of Mrs Arlen Downing 10 miles northwest of Falls Miss Roberts a teacher in the Lee Center school had suggested to her brother that he give a alk on firearms when he told her he had to give a talk in school Thurs day As he was discussing the talk with her he took a 410 gauge shotgun from the corner of the room and explained to her the manner in which the gun worked Suddenly the trigger was acci dentally pulled and the gun dis charged the shot entering Miss Roberts body The girl rushed to the Iowa Falls hospital Se remained un conscious until her death at Thursday morning She is survived by two brothers James and Darrah her mother Mrs Arlen Downing and a grand father John Darrali WILL MEDIATE SI AM TROUBLE Vichy Accepts Japans Offer to Lead to Border Settlement VICHY France gov ernment announced Thursday it had accepted Japanese offers of mediation in the undeclared bor der warfare between French In doChina and Thailand The French ambassador to To kio has been entrusted with the arrangement of ways and means ot mediation tiie Japanese government the announcement said The Japanese offer to mediate was made Jan 21 the govern ment said It added that direct conversations have been going on for some time between the French charge daffaires at Bangkok Thailand and the Thai govern ment but said the mediation of uiiqicu UUL aiia tne meoianon of by Senator George Faul H DCS fer was accepted in view of tlie would authorize the existing friendly relations be tween France and Japan An authoritative source said that certain French colonial lead ers had been pressing for United Slates mediation in the conflict and that a request fov Japanese intervention had been made at the suggestion of Berlin in order to exclude any American influence Sporadic fighting along the bor der began last September after IndoChina refused Thailands do Nelson tried to have Ihe measure delayed for a week so that an attorney generals opin ion might be obtained on its validity I have heard it said that this could not be done and therefore w a s unconstitutional t h c Woodbury legislator said Floor Leader Curtis W Gregory R Adel termed Nelsons mo tion an effort to beat the bill by stalling along and attempting n both spouses had died Avery isnt I raiscd in vain hi the Iowa house mauds for extensive territories in on the 5 per cent bill the western provinces of Laos and Cambodia It assumed the char acter of major warfare soon after the first ot this year with large Thai forces invading IndoChina Beard Gone Osage Man 72 Wed to First Wife Again OSAGE Friends of Eben czcr Avery 72 wondered last fall why he shaved off his beard luxuriant growth of 45 years vintage Thursday they found out whv Avery remarried his first wife whom he was irit vpaix a an doubts over constitutionality be g had and Nelson arguing over the meaning of such terms ns as sessed71 and taxable as they are used in thc states basic law Representative Herman Knudson R Mason City said an attorney generals opinion would be just one more law yers judgment Knudson de clared that city officials would welcome this curb on bonding power because of numbers of local misguided groups keep asking for larger expenditures Ifc also said that thc taxpayers are willing and anxious hat this bill pass Nelsons defevrmciit effort lost by an 8315 vote Wagner explained dial hr was for the bill but that he believed the matter should be delayed for further study Actually both Hie GO per cent 8 and the bond curb measures seek Fears British or German Victory COL CHARLES A LINDBERGH GREEKS DESTROY ITALIAN TRUCKS Fascists Assert Severe Losses Inflicted on Greeks in Albania ATHENS More than 100 Italian army trucks trapped in a narrow mountain gorge when a bombdislodged boulder blocked the road were destroyed by Greek bombing planes the Greek air force reported from the centra Albanian front Wednesday night ITALIANS CLAIM LOSSES INFLICTED ROME if Severe losses were inflicted oil Greek forces during local actions in Albania the Ital ian high command reported Thursday while ftalian planes bombed Greek tvpops from the air and shot down an enemy plane which attempted to raid an banian tnivn Al Rattlesnakes BISMARCK N Dak Representative Dan Panko almost panicked the house of the North Dakota legislature by bringing a case ot rattlesnakes on to thc floor and even hauling a feuout of I their prison His pet idea is to rid the state of the reptiles by putting a bounty on them and he wanted to impress the house in favor of his proposal seeking 510000 for that purpose British Official 2 Japanese Wounded in Affray in Shanghai SHANGHAI J Kes wick British chairman ot the Shanghai municipal council and two Japanese council officials were slightly wounded Thursday in full view of a meeting of 3000 persons in a shooting affniy pre cipitated by Japanese disapproval of a council vote Y Hayashi 60 year old chair man of the Association of Japan ese Street Unions was taken into custody by Japanese consular po lice Spectators said he was seen to jump to the platform with a pistol in his hand Japanese em bassy officials said they were not prepared to admit that Hayashi was thc man who wounded the three but said he was detained as a suspect Informally they expressed re gret for the attack on Keswick The meeting an emergency scs n on taxation was held at thc Shanghai race course Police with submachine guns rifles and pistofs intervened to end disorder which PRESENTS VIEW OF NEGOTIATED PEACE IN WAR Think Stand of U S People for British Aid Is a Mistake W A S H I M G T O N Col Cliarles A Lindbergh flatly assert ed Thursday that even a com oinatkm of the United States and Great Britain could not win the European war on the present basis and he urged a negotiated peace The famous Iyer told the house foreign affairs committee that he did not believe that anything short of war or beyond war would win the struggle unless there was a collapse behind the lines of one side or the other Requested later to elaborate on this point Lindbergh said he did not believe that Germany could invade England unless there had been a previous collapse behind the lines and neither did he be lieve England could invade the G e rm andominated European with the United Slates as an there had been a collapse in Germany lie said lie believed thc stand of the American people in favor of aiding thc British was a mistake And lie declared tie was opposed the leaselend hilt for British aid because it was a step away from democ racy anil one more step closer to war Entrance into any foreign war Lindbergh said should tie avoid ed for regardlessof what hap pened abroad this country and this hemisphere are strong enough to protect themselves He advocated establishment of a stringof air bases by thiscountry and the creation of an air force of about 10000 first line planes and an equal number of reserves exclusive of trainers Such a force he said insure American security While thc hearing went for ward Senator Tail R at tlie other sicle of the capitol pro posed substitute legislation for the aidloBritaiii bill under which tliis country would lend Britain 51000000000 Canada 000 and Greece SSO000000 Another substitute measure was proposed by Senator John son D It would per mit tlie government to lend 52000000000 worth of war ma terials to Britain and receive in return only periodic reports as to how the equipment func tioned uniler battle conditions said such an arrange ment would give the army and navy valuable information faffs bill would eliminate all extraordinary p o w e r s which would be granted the president under thc leaselend measure and would give the reconstruction fi nance corporation authority on request ot the president and tho federal loan administration to ruakc the designated loans to Brit ain Canada and Greece Tall said security should be re fiuirod unlcsi the loan administra tion finds it is not practical for the borrower to give it Thc bill would authorize re payments in ships or other secur ity instead of dollars The tall blond Lindbergh was settled comfortably in the house committees witness chair as ha responded to most of the ques saying wJiclhcr the beard had D L WO HL i anything to do with the original Dat With UbStlUCtlOn in Throat Dies in Race to Hospital ATLANTA VP An automo bile borrowed from a neighbor broke down as Oscar Price was rushing to a Bremen Ga hospi tal Wednesday from his Fruit hurst Ala home with his II months old daughter suffering from a throat obstruction Price obtained another car reached Bremen where doctors said they were unable to locate the obstruc tion KILLED CROSSING STREET MINNEAPOLIS UP George Perry 80 was killed by an auto mobile Wednesday night while crossing the street against a red light John Derus 26 driver of the car was absolved of blame by po lice to continue conditions just as they now are The assessment base in this state has averaged 60 per cent for the last several years and the indebtedness ceiling has been re garded as 5 per cent of the total valuations within a governing bodys jurisdiction The Iowa supreme court last fall upset that system by in terpreting the law to require the assessment of property on a base of 100 per cent or actual value A Georgia highway patrol car svas halted and raced the father and baby 51 miles to an Atlanta hospital They arrived too late The baby had died in her fathers arms just I outside the city Occasionally he would con sider a reply extremely care fully squirming a bit in his chair Tiial was the case ivhen Representative rfcifer DN V asked whether this coun try had not neglected Lind berghs reports of several years ago that Germany was prepar ing a great air force Lindbergh finally answered haltingly that this country did not construct an airforcc as rapid ly an advisable Tlie aviator said lie had thought from the start that the war would not be successful on the oasis on which it started When he again asserted that Uie united States and England to gether could not successfully in vade the continent unless a col lapse1 preceded it Pfcifcr asked Then Germany is sure to She already controls the conti nent Lindbergh replied Testifying at a house foreign af fairs committee hearing on tho aidtoBritaiu bill the flyer was asked by RepresentativeLuther A Johnson D Texas whether he had everexpressed sympathy for one side or another I prefer to see neither side win the aviator said quickly ;