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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST MEU 0 P T or J A r H P 11 EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FOti LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS JTASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 27 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF T5VO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 92 THREATEN PUCES AFRICAN EMPIRE SENATE HOUSE HOLD HEARINGS ON BRITISH AID Executive Sessions Called for Confidential Testimony by Hull WASHINGTON quickened the procedure tempo on the administrations leaselend bill Monday simultan eous hearings in both legis lative c h a m bers and sena torial oppon ents promised cooperation for expedited a c tion j The h o u s e i foreign affairs committee Hearing the end Gen Marshall ot ils study of the legislation after two weeks of open hearings was called into an executive ses sion to hear confidential testimony from the armys chiet of staff Geri George C Marshall and the navys No 1 man Admiral Harold R Stark chief ol naval operations At thc same time the senate for eign relations commitec arranged for its initial hearings on the measure with Secretary ot State Hull and Secretary of the Treas ury Morgenlhau the first two wit nesses The committee decided to hear part of Hulls testimony in private so that lie might talk more freely about the pres ent state of in ternational af Senator Van d enber g R mem ber of the sen atecommittee told reporters there was no intention on the part of opposi STARK tion senators to delay the lease lend legislation He said he believed two weeks of hearings should be quite ample even though the bills backers de clared they would be doing well if testimony ended at that time S Helped Resist LOOK INSIDE FOR FORMER KAISER W1LHELM His 82nd Birthday Is Observed at Doorn PAGE 2 Ray Donels Moves in as Iowa State Mentor SPORTS PAGE Safety Proposals Go to State Legislature STATE PAGE Fire Bug Busy CHICAGO The man that Chicago firemen would like most to get their hands a fire alarm bug went back to work Monday turning in 14 false alarms in two and liburs Friday pulled 29 false alarms and onehalf hours he Fairmont Woman Dies in Fall Down Stairs FAIRMONT UR Mrs Carl eisn minister Brockmaii was killed Sunday when she fell down basement stairs at her home Physicians said her skull was fractured Propose Bill to Wipe Out Blue Laws DES MOINES measure to wipe the socalled blue laivs off the statule books was filed Monday in the Iowa house Representative M Tatum D Iogan suggested elimination of the chapter dealing with desecra tion of the Sabbath because it isnt being in forced anyway If it were followed he said in in attached statement picture shows gasoline stations and other businesse could not carry on any transactions on Sunday The law under fire makes it illegal in this stale to be engaged on Sunday in carrying firearms dancing hunting shooting horse racing or in any manner disturb ing a worshipping assembly or private family or in buying or selling property of any kind or of any labor except thai for necessity or charity The penalty is a SI to So fine or a corresponding county jail sentence NO IRON GUARDS IN NEW CABINET Antonescu Surrounds Self With Generals Who Helped Quell Riots BUCHAREST Rumania Premier Gen Ion Antonescu Mon day eliminated all iron guardists from his cabinet and organized a strong new military government In forming the new government Antonescu surrounded himself with generals who helped quell the abortive iron guard revolution last week and who he knew would uphold him without question in his attempt to purge the country of rebellious elements Outside Antorjcscus office as three the government was being re shaped in the battlescarred pub lic square where revolts flared last week a solemn funeral was given for 17 army men who fell in thc fighting Antonescu will continue in thc dual capacity of premier and for FILM EXECUTIVE DIES Invasion Hull Secretary Hull told the senate lorcign relations committee Alon day an informed source said that American aid had been largely responsible for Great Britains ability to resist a German invasion in the last seven months Testifying behind closed doors the secretary of state was re ported to have declared emphati cally his belief that the increased assistance envisioned under the administrations British aid bill would not involve the United States in war Committee members said the Male department apparently had had information that an invas ion attempt was scheduled last September out had no definite clue as to why it had not come off I OMAHA i 1 i a m s Hull was quoted also as saying at one point in a 2J hour closed Charles E Wil prcsident of the Theater Owners of Nebraska and West Iowa and a director ot the Motion Picture Theater Owners o America died in an Omaha hospital Sunday from a stroke Man on Way to Church Struck by Auto Dies LAKE CITY Minn ael Rodgcrs 32 was kilted Sun day night when struck by an auto mobile as he walked to church Rodgcrs a former employs at St Thomas college SI Paul died shortly alter he was taken to a hospital Snowmobile Plunges Over Bank LeRoy Man Is Killed Home Made Machine Equipped With Skis Goes Off Highway UVIL that Japan undoubtedly aimed to seize control of IndoChina without regaining consciousness The accident occurred Friday eve ning He was born at Nevada Iowa LEROY Mhn Carl Oshcim Mnich 30 1904 but had lived here 3C was fatally injured near here j most of llis was recently j when a snowmobile he was i as a painter and car Survivors include his father Olc Osheim of Oakland Cal three brothers Alfred Osheim of LeRoy Otis Osheim of Cheney Wash and Oscar Os WILLKIE VISITS CHURCHILL AT 2 HOURLUNCHEON Will Go to Eire to Have Conference With Premier Valera LONDON Wendell L delivered President Roose velt s message lo Prime Minister Churchill at luncheon Monday and disclosed that he intended to talk with Prime Minister Ea mon de Valera during a visit to neutral Eire In Dublin t was announced d e Vale r a would be very glad indeed to see Willkie Although he had planned to spend but an h o u r w i th DE VALERA Churchill Will kie and the prime minister be came so engrossed in their con versation that the luncheon lasted two hours As Willkie left Churchill fol lowed him to his automobile pite rain to say goodby and the two posed on the sidewalk shak ing hands il1 was very gracious said nlkie I knew he was a great man I know it now even more The American lunched with Churchill after spending an hour at Ihe foreign ministry with For eign Minister Anthony Eden He informed 200 British news paper men earlier that he hoped to stay in England about two weeksviewing wartime condi tions Before his luncheon with the prime minister Willkie made a quick tour of the city of Lon don thc financial district around hi Pauls cathedral which was devastated by lie heavy Ger man fire bomb raid of Dec 29 Police allowed him inside thc barriers inclosing ruins and he picked his way over debris past fireblackened walls Willkie then drove lo No 10 Downing street thc prime minis ters official residence accoYi pamed by Hcrschel Johiiso Unit ed States charge daffaires The exuberant Willkie who ar rived in London Sunday after a flying trip from the Unifcd Stales pointed out again that he was in His surprise announcement that he hoped o visit Ireland raised speculation in neutral quarters as to whether he might Plead Britains case for the im pnrlant porls of Lough Post1 Serves Well for Present GOAL LUMBER STRIKE GALLED Drivers Vote Tieup on Lqcal After Contract Parley Fails u All Out Action Only From Hitler Will Be Sufficient to Save Duce Analyst Says By DEWITT MACKENZIE Forehjn Analyst achaP badly flown on Jtis Jtitk ill sorts of gossln abcut hhl1 BRITISH FORCES CLOSING IN ON SEVERAL LINES English Reported to Have Made Battle Contact at Derna Compiled From Cable Ucporls Great Britains desert and jungle fighters threatened Monday o wrest vhe whole of Benito Musso linis African empire from the tir ing Italian defenders No German move to aid Italy beyond the dispatches of dive bombing squadrons to Sicily and southern yet apparent X Some military observers felt Hie hour was too laic for Ger many lo save much from the Ilaliun in Africa However the possibility of a German muvc into French Xorth Africa and particularly Hie base of Bizcrte in Tunisia across lie narrow Sicily chan nel persisted Britains desert troops were re ported in battle contact Mondav with Italian defenders of Derna Libya where a swashbuckling Connecticut Yankee planted thc stars and stripes in the war on Barbary Pirates llifi years Derna 95 miles west of fallen iobruk is thc Mediterranean iateway seacoast to the plateau A strike against coal and lum ber dealers has treen called by the genera drivers union ef utl fcctive Tuesday morning at 8 There are several points ot interest in connection win this storv n Tort 1 nnrl nun nf flin i ij IMJI t nun m jiunii by of icnorts that there has been rioting in northern Ilaly with helping suppress the disorder oclock Joe Pease business agent of the union revealed Monday The strike vote followed a stalemate in negotiations between the union and employers for a new contract 10 replace one which expired Dec 1 he said Principal point of contention was the insistence by the union for a change in the seniority clause in previous contracts Previously the seniority clause imiiti in uuimecuoil wu1 inis slnrv and one of them is that while it is branded as false it wUorn out of the mental atlilude of i lot Italys neighbors That is to sav 1 the country is so hard hit both overlords and restore lillle Em ographic or clerical ability was the country is so hard hit both economically and militarily that many outsiders are expecting a the wild tales Then there is Berlins deniril of an uprising in Jtiyi accompanied by thc tip giv en inadvertent ly or o t h c r wise that Gcr l r o o p s iority arose agreed to pay the drivers for 48 hours of work during the sum mer weeks when Ihe coal and lumber dealers usually close dur driving plunged down a 10 foot embankment Death was caused by a broken neck fractured skuli and internal injuries The vehicle in which He also was said to have testified that long efforts to obtain mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Japan had been virtually fruitless Hull also was reported to have said that the increased assistance to Britain envisioned in the bill would not involve the United States m the European war V In the scnatr Senator xyc UND introduced on brhalf of himself and Senator Wheeler DMont n resolulion nn Ihe belliccrenl nations for a statement of their war aims the conditions on which they would agree to peace anddisclosure of any secret treaties for division of terrijorial spoils Before we go further with this gamble of aid to Britain Nye asserted we ought to have more information about the cause we are serving He said the resolution was part of an effort to make certain our country is not going to plav a sucRer part Majority Leader Barklcy D Ky observed that such a demand was just as logical as if a citizen observed a neighbor with a kniic held at his throat by an aggressor lo ask the combatants to stop anci enumerate what they arc fighting and what it started about be fore deciding o help either one highway 56 near a bridgea mile and a half west of here Osheim was rushed lo a doc tors office but died an hour later lllC fr U S Navy and one sister Mrs Hc SDld le would remain Ofa i London for thr iiovt lUahoney with made his home he funeral services were tentative but were expected to be held at the Lutheran church with the Rev M Johnson in charge probably Tuesday any way idon for the next three or four days then begin a tour of the provinces He also said lie hoped to visit naval military and air This units Commenting on the letter tor Churchill he chuckled I think everybody in the United States gave letter to somebody He compaicd walking into a blackout with walking in a cem etery On his uay to the ministry of information for tlie press con ference at which British news men received him with four rounds nf cheers and two hcar htars he slopped for a chal with a London bnbhie nn a cor ner near his hotel and with a stray soldier who happened along Of Englishmen he has wet thus far he said I like their nerve I havent met anybody so far who is Of his own purpose he com mented on arrival in England that he was geared to see with his own eyes and to listen to everybody from the prime minister to the coal heaver but not to talk MINISTERS FLAX ASSEMBLY DKS MOINES Iowa ministers assembly will be heid but said the employers did not feel that they could agree to the revision in the seniority clause Our committee and the union committee had agreed on a con tract Johnson explained and all the lumber and coal dealers approved it in a full meet ing Naturally we were disap pointed when the union failed to uphold its committee1 and refused lo accept the contract Other members of the employ ers committee arc Blukc Ialton wVf I U said bombed strafed and ma eliincgmmed strong artillery and mechanized concentrations of thc British army of thc Nile pushing westward II was at Derna on April 5 1B04 that Gen William Eaton Dartmoutheducated former Unit ed States army officer led a riff raff army of six U S marines and out sheiks Arabs Berbers Greek jnercenaircs and Nubian blacks lo wrest thc port from the control of Yussef the Bloody Some 2000 miles to Ihe south east of Dcrna other British troops were reported to have driven a halfway across Italian Eritrea in a drive toward the Red sei Cairo dispatches said the British were within striking dis tance of the llalian town of Agor clal an important railhead KAF BOMBS NAZI 1NDUSTHIAL CENTER In the air siege of Britain Lon dons millions had their seventh consecutive night without an af terdark alarm but despite bad weather HAP raiders streaked across ihe channel before dawn to attack the industrial city oC Han nover in north centra Germany Hitlers high command ac knowledged four killed six in jured in the raid in which scv impasse I an unarmed j r1 projcciea mvn erul hundred irtccndirrics were source in the British capital said H10 Turkey has dropped f Wilr for Three ot our own planes are Istanbul to set the missing tlm German Irish was correct when it sfated MACKENZIE tiiat nazi forces were being sent into Italy peror Haile Selassie to the throne of Hie Lions of Jndah The Kalian situation as a whole boils down lo KOiiig to take heroic mrasurcs on the jjirl of ucrr Hitler to save the southern cm nf the axis Aerial support wont turn tile Irick at Ihis staffc unless the fuehrer ROCS all out with it That would mean relaxing liis attack on Brilaiii direct an op eration which also would lay the occupied countries and Ger many open to the assault of the Royal Air force London seems lo think Hint the ItlftltlclU enroutc to Bengasi Observers in Cairo predicted fascist Marshal Rodolfo Oraziant might make H last stand defense on the plat eau to guard his base at Bengal HO miles to the west Premier Mussolinis high com mand saiil Kalian forces in flicted considerable losses on enemy armored Vehicles in live ly fifflilins cast and south of force The llalian manner which the Ge vin have been lying ooggo for the past week is an ominous sign The Brit jiit en t ish suspect thai Hitler is brewing something and is up to no good An authoritative British source considerable numbers of Ger mans were being sent into Italy ostensibly as air staffs but al legedly to support the fascist re gime if Whatever may lie the pur pose of Ihe luzi troops it will take a Rood deal more aid than that From Ilcrr Hitler to null his partner out of his difficulties Reports from the battle fronts Monday indicate that il duccs African empire is continuing lo collapse likr a Scots bagpipc tm a dying wail n lilt people accustomed to combat conI command aii of the pos1 All ur sioility that Germany might strike i safclv through the Balkans Then there Uaid is the chance of an assault on Amid Gibraltar or ihe occupation of Spain mid perhaps Portugal How ever there is no definite indica tion yet of where Iiter will hit company a n d manager ol the and Fuel company F Floyd secretary nounccd 35 at the Univorsitv of Rev Harry Shilflcr f thc asscmblv an managcr of the A Andersoi Lumber company Fred Wagner i of the Wagner Coi companv I Sprcngclcr manager of the j I i LiM The British and their allies having bagged the important stra tegic port of Tobruk on the Lib1 Lake toast already are in fighting contact ivith the small port of Dcniii ninlyfivc miles lo the west The speed will which thc j British are proceeding in this drive across thc desert is a fnirj indication of the straits to which fascist ntarslial Graziani has been reduced His position is indeed desperate Not only has he long been cut off Roosevelt Has Cold Cancels Engagements WASHINGTON Roosevelt canceled several en gagements Monday and went to bed to nurse a cold White house officials said he was taking pre cautions more than anything else and probably would be all right Tuesday PULLS TOOTH DIES CHICAGO Dedic The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday niRht and Tuesday colder ex treme casl Monday nighl MIXXESOTA Generally fair colder easl and soulli Monday night Tuesday increasing cloud iness warmer northwest IN MASON CITY aircraft returned the British communique comparative lull in pulled an abscessed tooth with 64 from badly needed supplies and reinforcements from Italy by the British blockade but he had lost probably more than half his ef fectives as prisoners or Casualties in addition to mountains of sup plies and equipment Meantime the British are lash out at other flalian colonies 0H a Uallail t pair of phcrs nine days g and They have driven a half told us wife he felt like n Iwo way through Eritrea have perfc car old He died in he county Itrated Somalilnnd and hojptal bunday ftnm infection sisting thc natives of following the extraction asi in i GlobeGazette tics Maximum Sunday Miniiimum Sunday nipht At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday nish At 8 a m Sunday Minimum Sunday Snow Precipitation YEAR AGO Minimum weather slatis 20 20 the aerial conflict attention fo cused on thc rapidly developing African war theater TOO PRISONERS ARE TAKES IN ERITKEA f Military sources U Cairo said I thc British captured the viilaae I of Bixiii md were within 10 j miles jf Agtudat taking 100 pris j oners and bringing total to i70U in the II day Eritrean cam pingn The Soviet Russian army news paper tied Star commenting on Ihe African campaign said thp Italian poMtion was critical md expressed thc opinion that t way no longer a question of Italian losses but of possibility of their further resistance at all The Greek spokesman in Athens said the new Italian commander in Albania General Ugo Cavalerro ordered coun ter attacks at several points on the Albanian front Sunday to strengthen thc morale of his troops but that thc Greeks had beaten thc Italians back Authoritative Italians Sunday MI tillj i JOClll their uprising to oust their fascist Precipitation I inches 1 Trace i vtln L nuiidiis o u n aav I night denied foreign reports ot disorders which German troops were said to have helped quell in iiiduslrhil northern IJaly Thc Columbia Broadcasting system winch carried the first reports that there had been such ;