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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I r MEM A A 0 E P f Of 0 DCS HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSORTED PBESS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS LEASED wrnra MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 28 1941 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 93 Great Britain Can Defeat Nazis With U S Aid If Lendlease Bill Is Passed Lendlease Bill Sponsors on Defensive MacNiderSavs OPPOSITION TOT AID ALLIES BILL KEEPSGROWING Thats Response Found by Mason Cityan in Washington of the lendleass bill are definitely on the defensive and sentiment wherever I wenl appeared to be overwhelmingly against the measure Thus did Col Hanford Mac Nider summarize his experiences at Washington D C as lie ar rived in Mason City Monday after appearing before the for eign relations committee ot the house of representatives last week It is expected that senate hear ings which are not subject to the same restrictions as those of the house willextend for a consider able time and result in many amendments and perhaps exentua defeat of the bill at least in its present said the Mason Cityan Colonel MacNider who is a for mer assistant secretary of war and a former minister of Canada ap peared hefore the house commit tee last Wednesday Everybody at the hearing was thoroughly in accord with the opposition to the bill he stated Despite the attitude of the eastern press ivhich is def initely interventionist propon ents of the bill were on the de fensiye throughout Far from jfliidirig that it is treason to be for the United States first and the rest of the world af leiwards the gen eral impression I encountered was that we had no business in this war and that no measure should be passed which would even tend towards our participation While there wasno question most everyone favored aid to Britain no one that I encountered wanted it given at the expense ot our national defense or in any way which would involve UP ii Europes troubles The opponents to the bill were considerably heartened accord ing to Colonel MacJSider by the fact that while the administra tion and proponents of the bill had announced repeatedly that hey would rest their case on the statements of the secretary of the navy and the secretary of war they later felt it necessary to extend the hearings and bring in reinforcements in the form of such Interventionists as Ambassador Buliitt and Doro thy Thompson to bolster up their case and to answer in some way the testimony of op position witnesses Colonel MacAider told the house committee that the leiul lease bill would place the United States in receivership was per plexed at the almost courteous and kindly handling he received at the hands of the 14 or 15 op position members of the commit tee most of them southern demo crats if If Sf After the hearing was over lie discovered that most of them were old friends in the Legion having lield state commanderships and other positions in the organization at the time the Mason Cityan was national commander and the years following Colonel MacNiders appearance before the house committee and his radio address afterwards brought hundreds of letters and messages Most prized of these was the following telegram received from Frank O Lmvdcn war time gov ernor of Illinois who was cele brating his 80th birthday that day I have just listened to your great radio address I was proud of your distinguished career in the last war however I was never more proud of you than tonight xou have rendered a great service to America by your frank and courageous action today BRITISH RAID NAPLES SICILY ROME warplancs raided Naples and Catania Sicily Monday night without causing im portant damage the Italian high command reported Tuesday Iowa House Cracks Down on Impostor DES MOINES Iowa house wants to crack down on any impostor who tries to pass as a highway patrolman By a 102toO vote the lowei chamber Tuesday passed and sent to the senate a bill making it a misdemeanor to impersonate a highway patrolman or to wear a uniform likely to be confused with the official uniform of any such officer with the intent to de ceive anyone Thc penalty maximums would be 30 days in jail or S100 fine or both The bill was hustled through after a brief explanation The only comment on it came from Representative Herman Knudson R Mason who suggested that it also ought to be widened to include impersonation of fed eral officers Then it would apply o such people as Sergeant OLeary he said as the house laughed Ser geant OLeary was the perpe trator of a hoax under which 35 Eldora training school boys were brought to Des Molnes lo in the army The house also passed and sent to Gov George A Wilson a bill eliminating the necessity for hav ing the legislative interim com mutes ot the last assembly ap prove plans and specifications ot various state building and im provement projects Other measures to receive housi approval Tuesday were 1A bill allow the state com mercecommission to account tar its receipts quarterly tTlhe Iowa treasurer instead of within 10 days after collection 2 A bill to substitute the name of the state social welfare hoard for the now nonexistent superin tendent of old age assistance in tax redemption cases involving old age pensioners properties 3 A bill changing the scale of charges for copies of records in the secretary states office The house agreed to defer ac tion on another measure provid ing that the state public safety de partment be the seizing agent on confiscation of cars arising from convictions in liquor law violation cases The a mo tion by Representative Henry W Burma R Allison to substitute the state car dispatcher for the safety department Burma said the bill as original ly drafted would have given the department a reservoir of cars for its own use not under control of the car dispatcher Speaker Robert D Blue advised house committee chairmen that the house efficiency committees calendar was virtually exhausted and that a flow ot bills was needed to keep the chamber busy The efficiency committee Blue said would be abolished PS soon as n regular calendar could be es tablished IS AWARDED CONTRACT WASHINGTON The Boyl Harness company of Des Moincs contract for gun covers by the war department The Weather EXTENDED FORECAST CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m Jan 28 to p m Feb 1 1941 inclusive Upper Mississippi Valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that drain into thc Great The temperature will average above normal with warming trend early in period Precipitation is expected to be moderate except locally heavy in Minnesota and fowa occurring about middle of Selassie Inspects Troops in Africa bc Ethiopia period FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday warmer Wednesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday warmer Wednesday and Tues day night except extreme south west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum in Nighc At 8 a m Tuesday n YEAU AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 2 23 PASSENGERS GREW SAVED Abandon U S Army Transport Carrying Supplies to of Australia Safe in TEMPERATURf IN NOSE DIVE Generally Fair an Warmer Predictet State for Wednesdc VICTORIA B C AH 23 pasiiingers MOINES part of the crew of the association reported toolt a nosedive to U S army transport Kvichak have abandoned ship and were believed safely ashore a that the British liner Empress of Australia is safe in regions in some ot Iowa Monday night b weather bureau hung out z radio message said announcement failed fair and warmer s any details concerning Despite high seas the of the ship reading Monday foot Ketchikanbound reported by radio to have eight bciow zero at which was carrying supplies 200 miles west ot the bureau said b defense projects north French West had warmed suff Alaska was expected to circles said the morning so thai together until rescue vessels the Empress of Australia averaged about t rived Earlier two SOS could not be disclosed above normal with t were sent out after the of 15 degrees here port grounded on Sisters m on thc northern British Columbia coastline Monday in Die British West African colony of Gambia and south of Dakar is the maximum was grees at Dubuque and Dav The message fromone of the two radio operators either Albert E Moorehead or Hiram H Olsen added port to the position reported for the Empress Australia 1530 north latitude 1820 west longitude She might bureau said it expc high reading of 34 degree Tuesday afternoon and 4 grees Wednesday and that The rest of us all members oE the crew must stay aboard until reached a port in the Portuguese Cape Verde islands just west of the position in the high 30s or k probably would be registere where in the state Skies were cloudy thro with traces of precir At Seattle the army quartermasters office said 16 first class passengers civilians enroute TIES at Dubuque and 1 City and snowfall at Di Tuesday morning the Annette island airfield weekends white Ketchikan arid seven second class passengers officers and privates of the army engineers were remained on the but highways and even bj were open generally wi One was a woman Mrs David Wisley who was of 22 Coal being worn clown by her husband north The Kvichak under Cap W Williamson let Seattle Saturday night The tug La Approximately 50 Drivers DRIVE Vancouver B C and a salvage tug were on the way to the scene An urgent call for assistance stating the vessel had general drivers union struck Tuesday morning tieing up deliveries of coal and VALC at a m CST sent the U 21 of the 22 dealers in Greece S coast guard cutter Nemaha Cit3 according to Joe Greek offensive in the miles away toward the scene but poor weather reduced her speed to 10 knots and she did agent of the union He announced that the Sterling Albania with i jective the important port lona was reported in disj expect to reach the Kvichak had signed the the front Tuesday early the union and was designc These reports of the Kvichaks light against the sea were flashed by the ships wireless operator At a m she radioed the passengers were taking to lifeboats He added that one lifeboat had capsized but did not say whether it carried strike was brought on by failure of the union and employers to agree on a contract to replace one which expired Dec I The seniority clause in the contract was thc principal point ot disagreement Orders for relief coal will operations against were said to have failed Front reports said that an counterdrive spcarhea light and heavy tanks hac repulsed and that thc Grcc launched their own of north of Chimara f out as usual Mr Pease was reported that Ilalia At a m advised that all aboard were leaving the 50 truck drivers are fi9cl entered the 3tiste paign Dispatches lha Bombardment of the Al sel which was settling on rocks firms against which below Chimara Itali weather so rough one wave came up to the wireless cabin Shortly afterward the is operating include the Wagner Coal company the FulIcrton Lumber company shells had struck the 1 Pikernion monastery explaining he was working his emergency set said all watertight doors were closed and the vessel would be safe unless heavier weather should break Te S S Prince Rupert also headed for the scene but did not iXOect to SITIVP iittf il K Ice and Fuel company coal the L A Page Lumber company the Consolidated Coal and Coke company the Northern Lumber company the Mason City Lumber company the WestHart Lumber company the Mason Causes Damag Estimated at in I C Freight Hou tv a 1 1 iv 13 UiJtH O D 1T1 The Kvichak 1200ton 200foot vessel owned by the Alaska Packers coiporation was under charter to the U S terminal Wolf Brothers Coal company the Mason City Builders Supply company the Chapin Coal company The J F Anderson BLUFFS iP Relieved caused by an overfurnace caused damage est at 52800 Monday night to tr FEDERAL GRANT the Green Coal company the John Kelroy Fuel Central freight house fireman Ear Hanscn 30 sv ack and leg injuries when MINNEAPOLIS Minn company the L a loading dock red M Wilcox regional director of the social security board Tuesday announced approval of a federal grant totaling t0 fsoilh Dakota for the month Lumber company thc Cash and Carry Coal and Gas company thc Lloyd Swenson company the Fanners Elevator coal the Allison Coal BURXED TO DFV OTTUMWA Samu Howard 71 retired laundr ploye burned to death in company and the W thc rear of his home nc Sioux but the iently tem o de ft rcad 40 dc maxi w 40s Dubuque the its ob to Valona offensive Albanian 1 N em barn west city limits Monday SIX MUSSOLINI MINISTERS GO TO WAR FRONTS Unprecedented Moves Part of Emotional Stress in Italy By J W T MASON United Iress War Expert Six leading ministers of Musso linis cabinet including his son inJaiv Count Ciano who have left their posts to engage in active service at the front apparently arc acting under deep emotional stress which now seems to be spreading throughout Italy U is unprecedented and unnatural for such action class power to occur in a first These officials arc il duccs riRhl hand associates in the ad ministration of national affairs That they should abandon thcir Home positions and assume in ferior posts in the army at Ibis time of uncertainties in llaly mdicates the existence of much confusion in Rome One possible reason for aban doning their ministerial work is disagreement with new fascist policies They may not approve of the infiltration of German in fluences and instead of offering their formal resignations they may have taken the present means separating themselves from sponsibility lotfuture develop ments Especially is it extraordinary that Count Ciano should have left his position as foreign minister at this time to become a war aviator uith Italy in her present plight it might be thought that Musso lini would want his soninlaw to be at home for close consulta tions Count Ciano is not in train ing as a combat flyer but he is intimately familiar with Italian forciffn affairs and the interna tional complexities which the generated His sudden fiishl from Rome may have some relationship with German efforts lo unify axis foreign policies under the direction of Berlin H is only eight days since il duce and Hitler conferred about the war situation Now a succes sion of Italian ministers is mov ing out of official activity to join the army for secondary duties However it may be regarded such a procedure is far from nor mal The explanation given in Rome that the move is for the pur pose of giving war experience to younger key men in the fascist parly scarcely carries conviction In any great conflict men trained for civilian ministerial unties at home have fully as miiili importance and responsi bility as the commanders at the front modern war may DVCH make the directive work of cabinet members more vital than the generals in pro ducing supplies orjraniziiijr home economics and sustaining morale U is possible that thc presence of ministers at thc front may stimulate the motale of the Italian soldiers but that is rather remote It there were an objective sought by il ducc it would imply that he Italian army has become openly critical of favored officials fac ing no danger at home while thc army is ever under enemy fire Such a reaction in the fighting force would indicate a condition of deep dissatisfaction which can scarcely be repaired by half a dozen ministers donning ofticcrs uniforms So small a group must soon be lost amid thc hundreds of thousands engaged in combat One possibility of action for the ministers however may cv Isl apart from their military value It lias been reported sev eral limes that groups in thc Italian army are becoming crit ical of fascism The six cabinet members are all prominent in the fascist or ganization Abandoning their du ties at home they may have been transferred to propaganda work among the soldiers to counteract antifascist agitation Whatever the reason or combi nation of reasons for their changed spheres of action the ministers have left Mussolini without his moil intimate con frcrs He must rely on advance from subordinates in the six lead ing ministries That cannot help but suit the Germans who are pressing for full unified command at Rome with Hitler as thc real director of policies Willkie Not Perturbed in Nazi Air Raid By EDDY GILMORK W Wendell L Willkie visited thc house of com mons Tuesday and sat in the dis tinguished visitors gallery dining an oppositjon attack on the gov ernments suppression of thc Dany Worker communist party organ J Caught earlier in thc first air raid of his London visit with out thc steel helmet he brought from the United Stales Uillkie also got into the house without u gas required equipment for all cntcrine there Attendants explained that he was alloued to enter without his mask because he is only a tem porary resident of London For eign press others are masks representatives and required lo carry hile Willkie sat in a front row of the almost empty gallery for an hour Laborile Aneurin half T lit MltUlIU Bevm told thc house that the sup pression ot the Daily Worker was driving the opposition lo war un derground and that soon Britain would need a gestapo to com bat such opposition Avas no recognition of ttillkics visit from the floor Before going to commons kie visited the Bank of England and met Montagu Norman the Banks governor A crowd gath ered outside cheered when he left Willkie said he had an inter esting with Norman His second day in Lodon b enlatflthan schedule because of the necessity ofreading abig sheaf of letters telegrams and in vitations received from all LEND OR LEASE BILL IS BACKED BY SECRETARY Treasury Secretary Says Britain Cant Win Without U S Aid BULLETIN WASHINGTON OP Gen eral George C Marshall army chief of staff expressed belief Tuesday that Great Britain could defeat Cmmany with the aui which the United States would give under the British aia bill now before congress WASHINGTON Secretary Morgentliiiu bluntly told the sen ate foreign relations committee Tuesday that Great Britain Greece and China cant continue to fight unless congress enacts the administrations Britishaid iill Testifyingthai the British hid exhausted their dollar ex thangc for buying war sup plies the treasury secretary said that British orders for 2 000 righting planes now were being held up for lack of cash He asserted too during ques tioning that mentally he had charged off some time ago Brit ains multibillion dollar war debt to the United States be parts said of England Members of his party nearly every mayor in Enc land has written or wired ask ing him to pay his town a visit Antiaircraft guns were blazing away during a half hour confer ence Willkie held with Aithui Cardinal Hinsley archbishop of Westminster after leaving com mons The giuitiic in lhe fourth alert ot the day failed to interrupt the discussion between the man the London press is calling Americas Private Citizen No I and Car dinal Hinsley leader of Roman Catholicism in England It was understood their talk dealt maiily with the attitude of Britains Roman Catholic population toward the war Cardinal Hinsley recently broadcast strictures against nazlism Replying to questions when he left the cardinal Willkie said there was no discussion on the at titude ot Eamon de Vnlera prime minister of neutral Eire toward the war Asked whether Snieriwiii Catho lics arc in favor ot aid tti Brit aiii Willkie replied Tlieie is no distinction there arc no differ ences on the question in so far as racial or religious grounds are concerned T WjIIkrS Twcnt the home ot Lord and Lady Astor for ten Wtllkir 1 a great v Morgenlhau said Britain had a placed before the treasury the cold hard facts that they were running out of money to pay for additional orders He said it was up to congress to decide quickly what snould be done If this bill doesnt pass con gress he added solemnly they cant continue to fight The de Tests with congress whether Great Bf Greece arc continue to Representative Fish RX said that the two most im portant revisions should be pro hibitions anainst the United Stales convoying supplies to Britain and against the presi dent giving away any part of our navy Speaker Rajburn predicted lhil nn V thlCc HUle amend nejls from 35 to 38 per cent ot he democrats would vote for the legislation when the final roll is called probnbly on Feb 7 He also predicted that half 0 the re publicans also vvoulfl approve it of the rations Britishaid bill Morgen than said its necessity was demonstrated by a telephone coJ versation Monday with William S n nUl of the of pioduction management calcI me up Moreenlhau said and asked if somethingcouldnt be done tn permit the British to order 2 000 planes which they want but for which they havent been able to mace orders Willkie said his visit house of commons made impression on me men went to a He was leaving St Pauls cathedral inspecting bomb damage there when thc sirens heard in London since their eerie Unperturbed Willkie entered an automobile and proceeded to the Bank of England whore he was met by a beadle in full robes and introduced to Montagu Norman the banks governor Neither of the raid shelter As Willkie entered the bank roof spotters with field glasses were seen scanning thc horizon IVilllde had started the second day of his visit in England with the visit to St Pauls where he described thc damage done by bombs as outrageous Of course he said it is im possible to say in view of this whether the Germans were delib erately aiming at the cathedral or not They may have been going for something else No one can tell Nevertheless it is out rageous Willkie was given fragments ot incendiary bombs by Dr W R Matthews dean of the cathedral and stuffed them into his over coat pocket The 1910 icpublican presiden tial candidate hailed as a real guy on his first busy round of thc city found invitations piling P Buckingham palace on down city Uf 7 lli that available for s iant cn the ff lilt ji C they could only be placed in reply to ator La Follette ProgWis Mo gcnthau explained that some plants had been tooled up ror montns to produce the types of plJncs wanted by the British and riencii unless thc British could get credit soon he said these Plant would be idle after ApYn because they did not produce the lpes pnmarily desired by the United SlHlcs army and navy The French and British Mor gciUhau said had spent hundreds of millions of dollars i this country o create plants for tiic want particular types thcv who folfttc asked specifically L renso lllc British e holding up orders was that they lacked dollar exchange and could not purchase under present law requiring cash payments right lloiscnthau re plied I suspect you arc prepared to cbarec those British debts of the last war off for keeps arcn I you Anytime Morgcnthau replied nodding his head I did some time mentally Specific figures were not men tioned out treasury records show that the net amount owed by Brit ain on the principal of World war borrowings is 54136000000 Un paid interest brings thc total to 55728821ODD Thc Britishaid bill would au thorize President Roosevelt to make war materials available to Britain without Immediate payment and In effect leave an ;