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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KARL ON E R H 1ST MEH 4 AR T OEPT OF IOWA COMP 0 S W 0 I N s If HOME EDITION THE NIWSPAPtR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVI1 FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 31 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 96 RANDALL OF MANLY UNSEATS DEMO House to Start Debate Monday on British Aid KNOX DECLARES NAZIS AWAITING GOOD WEATHER Secretary of Navy Says We Fear Theyll Use Gas in Big Way WASHINGTON The ad ministrations Britishaid bill was seiu to the house floor Friday for a momentous debate starting Mon day while Secretary Knox testi fied that the nazis were awaiting weather for a long enough time to invade England f After a brief hearing tin house rules committee gave the bill a legislative rightofway under procedure calling for three days of general debate and permitting the unlimited offer ing of amendments Committee members said the action was by voice vote Advocat ing such a course Chairman Bloom DNY of the foreign af fairs committee had stated frank ly that the United States was not neutral but just as neutral as any other nation Krox was at the other end o ihe capitpl testifying before the foreign relations committee The navy cast of in 60 or 90 day In discussing the posibility ol a very grave crisis in Britain within the next 60 to 90 days jKndx declared that we fear they LOOK INSIDE FOR 500 VERDICT GIVEN DR CADY INSLANDERSUIT No Decision Made on Appeal by Attorneys for Dr W D Kinney Dr G W Cady was awarded damages of 58500 by a district court jury Thursday evening in his suit against Dr W D Kin JASIES C McREXNOLDS Last of Conservative Judges Leaves Bench ney for slander cided that the 7 Mistakes Made by Hitler in Handling of European War Are Listed by Mason By J W T MASOX United Press War Expert In raisins the question of war mistakes during his speech Thursday Hitler confessed his own fallibility but did not identify the errors he has made The important ones however are sufficiently conspicuous to easily specified They number PAGE 2 WPA Chiefs Aid to Give Talk at Ames STATE PAGE Germany and we hive said hey couldnt be done and in 30 or 90 days they are done He cited the invasion of Norway and the destruction of the French army iccretary renewed his fore1 as a Very grave crisis with When they talk Wnstermgly r 90 days and boastfully he said I dont jn a big Kvay the ifse ot elaborate Knox inade the assertion in the course testimony which also in eluded statements that it was wild fancy to talk as Colonel Charles A Lindbergh has done of a negotiated peace in Europe and 1hat Germany and Britain alike desperately seeking a masteroftheskics type of air plane Appearing before the senate foreign relations committee in support of the administrations British aid bill the secretary of the navy said there were certain menacine developments which indicated that a very grave crisis would come within 60 or 90 days These developments he said centered around two things believe them but I get my arm or ready The navy departnient head re balled lor a The jury de wealthy Cerro Gordo county and Canadian ranch owner should pay 55000 actual damages and exemplary damages Dr Cady Mason City veter inarian originally had asked actual and ex emplary damages for remarks made on the evening of Oct 3 by Dr Kinney to ranch em ployes which the veterinarian claimed had damaged his rep uation professionally Later the claim was amended to ask for 510000 actual and exemplary damages The jury with Faye L Thomp son as foreman returned its ver dict at 9 oclock Thursday eve ning The case was given over for deliberation shortly before 5 oclock alter Judge M H Kep ler had read his instructions to the jury The verdict was in the nature of a boomerang since it was the result of a counter claim by Dr Cady to a suit against him by Dr Kinney who asked damages for the deatli ol 1457 seven The fuehrers first mistake was not to begin his air attacks on Great Britain at the start of the war He had an enormous s it periority in the air while the British ere deficient ill first class fighting planes Great Britain had anticipated the possibility of 250000 cas ualties from air bombard Charles A Lindbergh and men tioned Lindberghs assertion that the United States was not vulner able to attack W I have the greatest respect for Colonel Lindbergh Knox declared He has great knowl edge of commercial aviation but his knowledge of military aviation has been slight The conclusions he has drawn indicate that lack of knowledge Supporting the administrations aid to Britain bill Knox then as serted that it was wild fancy to talk of a negotiated peace and added A negotiated peace can bring stability only when a military stalemate has existed for a long time and the participants have JIASON mcnt dining the opening period or the war and had prepared 100000 extra beds for emergency hospital treatment The Germans waited 10 months however be fore planning their air blitzkrieg and in that lime sufficient British fighters were ready to prevent the nazis getting control ot the air The fuehrers second mistake occurred when the Belgian army surrendered A wide open break in the allies fighting front was presented to the Ger mans but they did not have their reserves ready to take ad vantage of it whichthe ranchesclaimed done iip the British i 1 died as fhe result of wrongful vaccination by the veterinarian Dr Kinneys claim vas dis missed by Judge Kepler when he sustained a motion for a directed verdict holding that there was insufficient evidence o prove the claim and an award by the jury would be invalid The case dreiv a full courtroom of spectators at nearly every permit Marshal Pctain to check he German claims to the large advantage of the British The fuehrers seventh mistake vas irt allowing Italy a free hand n Greece and North Africa He recalculated the weakness ot the talian army and permitted Mus solini to venture forth on his own esponsibility Hitler should have insisted on Ireece being left alone and on a oint expedition in Africa Had he lone that the axis positin would lave improved for German troops nechanized farces and planes could have reached Libya before British naval strength had bee so increased as to give Britain con trol ot the Mediterranean FLIVVER PLANE ARMADA URGED Turner Speed Flyer Proposes 200000 Airships or Defense INDIANAPOLIS Col Ros coe Turner the nations No speed flyer proposed Friday thi formation of an armada of 20000i session during the trial 14 days of That the German air force had reasonable confidence that the changed its tactics from indis criminate bombing ot London in a fruitless effort to break the Brit ish peoples morale to the far more effective bombing of in dustrial centers That the British yet have been unable to find any successful con voy method ot combatting in creased German submarine ac tivity Right Knux toid the committee they are watching the longrange xvcather forecasts for a period when they will have good weather for a long enough time Knox said it was a wild fancy io believe that anegotiated peace now could biing stability to Eu rope Knox also declared that there had been a lull in German air plane production in the last month or two during which he said American and British plants had prnductcd more planes than the German plants This was due he declared lo a dcfoerate German search for new type of ship that will make all of the airplanes in the air now obsolete THc British too he described as desperately such a new design adding that this was one reason why American plant production capacity should be in creased rapidly Then he said it find some design that will make veil other plane in the world obso lete we can turn them out by the hundreds Senator Gillette DIowa asked Knox if it werent true that even a strong navy would have dif ficulty in overcoming shore bat teries Thats what makes the at tempted invasion of England so dubious Knox replied Gillette asked about a speech in which Grand Admiral Raeder of the German navy recently said that Germany planned to become a world navy power Gil lette referred o the speech a bombastic Knox said All throush tliis war ivc have heard things come out ot terms of the peace will be faith fully executed I doubt that the British peo ple would accept any German as surances at their face value rules committee earning Ihe strongly phrased indorsement of the majority members of the foreign affairs committee who declared that its prompt enact ment is of the highest import ance to the vital interests of our country and even of our civil ization The majority set forth its views in a 5000word formal re port issued Thursday night after the committee approved the bill by a 17 to 8 vote The report made these three claims for the bill The judge allowed 20 days for attorneys for Dr Kinney to file exceptions to his instruction to the jury and a motion for a new trial Attorneys said that no de cision had yet been made con cerning a possible appeal to the state supreme court Charged With Chaining Boys in Colorado School GOLDEN Colo Raymond W Combs as super intendent of the Boys State In dustrial school has been ordered by the Colorado civil service com mission after hearing of charges that inmates were chained beaten with straps and confined in cel lar rooms Combs indicated he would appeal the commissions 2tol vote for his dismissal to the district court on grounds that Die evidence did not justify the finding It would not States into war get the United It provided the best method of giving aid to nations resisting ag gression and It accomplished that purpose in the manner best suited for na tional defense Iowa Boy Falls Into Mississippi River CLINTON and fire men Friday arc searching for the body of Clarence D Andersen 16 year old school boy who fell into Beaver channel in the Mississippi river here Friday Clarence last his grip on a boat from which he had fallen while playing with his brothers and sisters who were on an outcropping of ice nearby Willkie Believes Defenses Against Invasion Impressive Sees AntiAircraft Guns Busy in Hells Corner of England DOVER England splashed and weary after a day in Britains front line on the chan nel Wendell L Willkie declared late Friday that British defenses against invasion appeared very impressive and I wouldnt like to be the German attacking them He remarked that he had seen some slight shelling1 across the channel but that it didnt amount to anything The defense exceeded my ex pectations in many ways he said I think the Germans have a tough job on their hands Twice during an inspection hells Dover de saw antiaircraft guns in action against a Dornier flying pencil The thinbodied German plane crossed the coast above the cover of clouds The first time the guns went into action Willkie was standing at the end of the eastern arm of Dover harbor about 20 miles from the Germanoccupied French coast The visitor also was shown ar ticles taken from a German rescue float which recently was picked up after it had broken its channel moorings Antiinvasion guns mounted at the extreme end of the harbor fired several rounds for him to see After inspecting a Riant gun named for Winston Churchill Willkie drove back to London army might welt have rounded leadfng to a major dis aster German generals have been trained lo watch for un expected breaks in the enemys front and follow through but this gilt of the Belgian gap found Hit ler unprepared The fuehrers third mistake took plate at Dunquerque when he al lowed the British to escape across the channel He did not order suf ficient planes to the coastal zone to meet the desperate British fighters nor did his mechanized units act with enough speed The German ailmen were ton plussed at Dunquerque by their first encounter with real fighters They needed reinforcements but Hitler had not the vision lo send them The fuehrers fourth mistake was his failure to take advant age of the confusion in Great Britain at the time of the Dun querque retirement Germany was not ready to seize that op portunity to try an invasion The British coastal defenses were weak and the British army at home was without adequate weapons Killer had at least 4 000000fully equipped troops and thousands of idle planes but he let the chance slip and Rave the British time to recover strengthen their defenses so that no invasion became possible last sum mer and autumn The fuehrers fifth mistake was to designate a specific time when he would be in London dictating peace condition The German people expected Hitler to be lead ing his troops along Piccadilly by midAugust a date which was later changed lo midSeptember The inability of Hitler lo make his time table operate showed the Germans that their leader had miscalculated the fighting power of the British The way was thus opened for disillusion ment in Germany which is one of the principal dangrers Hcrr Hitler must continue to face The fuehrers sixth mistake wa by limiting the terms ot th French armistice so that they ex eluded German use of the Ftencl fleet and German occupation o fler Briusti planes inr been sur y pJlois for Koine the French African empire At th time the armistice Hitler ex pected a quick easy victory ovc Great Britain and he made a of generosity to France Since then however the nee of French warships and bases i French Africa has become press ing The armistice terms however lc ense Colonel Turner acknowledge e countrys ace speedster by th ational aeronautic association aid in an interview that such J orce could be established am quipped in a year and a half am ould repel invasion by land o ca He expressed the belief that th 0000 or more light twoplac lanes already in use in th JnitedStates could be increase 200000 in that period by tepup in production The cheapest military plan got is around 535000 li aid You can get these little shir n bunches like bananas for lOO In the same 18 month period h ontinued the civil aeronautic joard could expand the number o private pilots through an en arged training program He sai here were 45000 at present Colonel Turner suggested tha each twoplace plane be converte nto a singleseater with the sec ond seat fitted with a rack for 100 pound bomb or two 50 poimc ers and the cockpit enclosed wil 50 pounds of armor plate NAZI DAY RAIDS TRIKE BRITISH BALLOON LINES Fascists Reported to Have Withdrawn From Tepelini in Albania By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German daylight raider1 were eported striking Friday at Eng dnds barrage balloon defenses iving with machinegun bursts the silvery sky traps over ondon as well as dropping high xplosivcs and incendiary bombs The empire capital had three irraid alarms by early aHer 00 n Hitlers high command reported mzi planes shot down five bal oins over the Dover invasion ateway area Thursday and even over London The German communique also stressed audacious attacks in southeast Dover lowflying nazi planes bombing airports troops camps antiaircraft positions automobile columns factories and rail lines A day behind the official Brii sh announcement Premier Mus solinis high command acknowl edged the fall of Derna the third najor fascist stronghold taken by fen Sir Archibald P Wavells army of the Nile in less than a month London military quarters said op beyond Derna toward 0 miles west on tht Mediter ranean coast The high command pifdered evacuation ot Derna in order to prevent encirclement ot our po sitions and moved troops im mediately west and south where our detachments smothered an at tack by Australian mechanized units the fascist communique said Oit the Albanian war front military circles in Belgrade Jugoslavia said Italian troops hail withdrawn from Tepeleni one of the last major obstacles impending the Greek drive to ward Valona on the Adriatic sea coast With Ihe capture of Derna Britains desert fighters left be hind the arid wastes of eastern record of fierce sand storms blazing heat by day and bitter cold by set out for the leifile uplands en route to Bengasi Military circles in Cairo ex pressed belief that Marshal Ro dolfo Grazianis fascist legions intended to make a determined stand at Bengasi an important population of CLAUS RANDALL Winner UPPER IOWA IS HOST TO EDITORS Newspaper Problems Discussed Grid Coach Dorrnan Talks at Dinner FAY editor from northeastern wert guests of Upper Iowa university here Thursday afternoon and eve ring In the afternoon they tnlkci shop and in the evening their in terests turned to athletic Coach John Doc Dorman wi the principal speaker it the dinne program using a blackboard o fa milUirize his audience with foot ball rule changes contemplate for 1941 He also made graph some of the more publicized of fensive and defensive formation employed on the gridiron The greeting to the visiting journalists was by President V T Smith who spoke of his institu tions desire to gear into and be come an integral part of the com jjiunity life ofcjiqrtheastern Iowa of NORLAND LOSES AS DEMOCRATS CRY GAG RULE Contest Committee Says Votes in Lincoln Were Left Unguarded DES aiOhNES democratic protests of injustice and gag Hie heavily re publican Iowa house Friday seated Representative Claus Haii dal R Manly as Worth county Tlie vote im accepting acon cst committee report which had the effect of ousting Nor man Norland D Keiuett from the house membership was 77 to 21 The dissenters included 20 dem ocrats and one republican Repre sentative J P Brindle R Con The contest committee com posed of three republicans and two democrats filed a majority report recommending that the vote of Lincoln precinct be out because the ballots twice were left unguarded on election day Norland led Ttiuidull by B7 votes in the official canvass Un der revision voted by the house Friday however the new tally was Randall 1970 Norland 1881 House officials said Norland would receive S500 compensation for serving since the legislature convened Jan 13 Randall they said would draw the full S 1000 session salary naval base 50000 which lies 150 miles west of Derna captured by the British orces Thursday The territory bc wcen Bengasi and Derna which s 173 miles from the Egyptian fronlier is with roads and trails suitable for mechanized operations military strategists said COL ROSCOE TURNER flivver armada CRIPPLE BADLY BURNED DES MOINES Daniels 87 a cripple was critically burnec here Friday when he was trappcc in his blazing trailer home Eafele president of the Iowa Press association spoke for the publish ers Dick Wesierfiold of the Fay ettc County Union West Union was toastinaster In the afternoon the principal iallcs were by Prof Earl English of the University of Iowa speak ing on typography Leon S Barnes of the Northwood Anchor speak ing on budget problems Professor Dobry head of Upper Iowas work in journalism and Don Reid fieid manager of 1he Iowa Press asso ciation At 4 oclock tiie conference paused for a half hour broadcast by remote control over WOf Featured on this offering was Archibald Sowdon ot West Union blind violinistof genius Between numbers was n 5 minute interview on the place of American journal ism in a wartorn world partici pated in by Professor Dobry and W Earl Hall of the Mason City GlobeGazette The days events were planned by Doctor Virgil Welch secretary of the Upper Iowa alumni associa tion assisted by Publishers Cole and Hathaway of the local news paper The affair will be staged again next year with a larger committee appointed by President Barnes working with Doctor Welch After tlic dinner in the evening the visiting journalists were guests at the Upper lowaSt Am i brose basketball game 3 London Hospitals Reported Damaged by Bombs of Nazi Planes LONDON fP Three London hospitals were reported damaged by German bombs one from a di rect hit Friday in afternoon raids by single Gennan planes Official accounts acknowledged damage lo other buildings and houses and a small number of fires but said the number of casualties was not large Two German bomber were of ficially reported shot down In the hospital directly hit some of the staff were injured seriously and some patients sut fered minor injuries DEALERS ELECT DES MOINES Farm ers Grain Dealers association of owa reelected Oscar Heline Marcus president and William Yungclas Webster City vice iresident at the conclusion of its iness meeting hero LEAPS FROM BRIDGE OMAHA Ncbr Jay 39 who resigned as a member of the Omaha police force last fall leaped to his death Friday from the fogshrouded Douglas streel bridge over the Missouri river Joyride to Dance Costs Woman 10 Years joy ride in a stol en automobile Wednesday night to a dance at Bancroft brought a 10 year sentence to an Algona woman Thursday Mrs Katherine Ackcrman alias Ollie Meyers Algona was sen tenced to a term not to exceed 10 years at the Womens Reformatory at Rockwell City by Judge G W Stillman Algona Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of lar ceny of a motor vehicle Her appeal bond was fixed at 52000 She was bound over to the Kofsuth grand jury Thursday movninj from Justice ot Peace Delia Welters court following her arrest earlier in the day longing to Harold C Wesley Al gona Wednesday night and went lo the dance at Bancroft officers stated County officers arrcstcc Sirs Ackerman a few miles north of Algona enroutc to Algona Dep uty Sheriff Lindhorst and Matron Tracy Hollzbaucr took her to rest earlier in the day 1 Rockwell City Thursday to bcgh Mrs ACKerman took a car her sentence The Weather FORECAST IOWA AND MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night ami aturday not quite sn cold Fri day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 31 Minimum Thursday night At 8 a m Friday 7 YEAR AGO Maximum 2R Minimum 10 EXTENDED FORECAST Weather forecast for the period from p m Jan 31 to p m Feb 5 1941 inclusive Cen tral Standard Upper Mississippi valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that drain into the Great lakes Temperatures will average much above normal Alinhesota Iowa and Wisconsin and above normal Illinois No decided changes arc indicated Precipi tation will be generally light ex cept moderate southern Illinois and will occur latter part of period 21i against the majority partys ovcnvheminfi house slrengtli the democrats pounded again ami again on evidence which they said showed the ballots also tn have lieci left unguarded in Grove townshipwhere Randall ran up a majority In a surprise appearance be fore the house Norlandsaid tho decision leaves him rather well equipped with the people at home In make another bid for a seat in this body Asserting that he did not want lo be considered a puor loser the ousted legislalor commented There arc enough cry babies of every description in this state Norman also pleaded in the interests ot good government that this body should not disfranchise the voters of Lincoln township Representative Elmer Johnson R Cedar Rapids said the law requires the ballots to be under observation as a pro tection of the ballot box which is so precious to us Iletnrninsr lo the Grove town ship issue Representative Jo sepli X Wagner D Oltnmwa declared he could not see Wily the committee did not hrine jn he triilh in this matter instead of i lot of tccmilcalitics Ml is the time we got down to truth and justice instead of disre garding them for he shouted Johnson declared that Grove township procedure was not an issue in this case because no it regularities had alleged in that precinct Johnson declared the Jiw void ing the ballou in Lincoln town ship was mandatory In response to the democratic arguments against that theory he referred to a 1937 contest in vhich R G Moore D Dimlap was seated over H L Peyton R in that contest Johnson said the held in the majority report that the law was lory and seated Moore on the strength of that interpretation Representative W J Johannes D Ashton wns chairman of the 1337 committee and also was a member of the RandallNorland committee Ihis session If it was good law then It is good law now Johnson declared Representative Howard T Eckerman D who handled the minority report declared that no fraud or cor ruption was offered in the con test committee testimony The democrats tried lo have the matter put off until Monday under the plea of insufficient time for preparation their case but the republicans said more than a week already had been spentoil the issue and forced im mediate consideration If you want o gag us out of Ihe people of Worth county bring ;