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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H IST MEM s 43 r JUPT QF IOY4 COMP S UOlNES U HOME EDITiw VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKHS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED PRESS FUIX LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 1 1941 THIS PAPEtt CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS NO 12JT NAZI TROOPS POUR INTO BULGARIA King Greets New U 5 Envoy PRECEDENT OF F R FOLLOWED WHEN 2 MEET Ruler of British Empire Travels to Wayside Station for Welcome LONDON a warm Im glad to welcome you King George VI greeted John G Winant the new United States ambassador Saturday on a windy railroad sta tion platform between Bristol and London Sprueo in Ihc uniform of a field marshal tlie kinreached for Minanls hand and pumped it He turned then and shook hands with Benjamin Cohen Ihc envoys assistant V Winant wore a navy blue coat and a grey suit both crumpled from his long journey His white collar appeared a little the worse for wear The kings extraordinary iure was described by diplomatic sources as reciprocation for the reception President Roosevelt had given to Lord Halifax the British ambassador to Washington It was the first time z British king had ever made such a diplo matic gesture as far as records disclosed Winant arrived at Bristol Friday afternoon by land plane from Lis bon He was greeted there by Brendan Bracken representing Prime Minister Winston Church ill the duke ot Kent representing the king andSir John Monet vice marshal of the diplomatic corps Ben Cohen who will be one of Winants chief aides in London ar rived immediately alter the am bassador in another plane CALIFORNIA IS LASHED BY GALE Much Damage Caused as Heavy Gale Whips Buildings Rivers High SAN FRANCISCO fornia counted its injured Satur day and set to work repairing 3amage done by the worst gale in years which reached tornadic force at some points and Jashed virtually the whole state for many Congressmen See Guns i Looking along sleek long barrel pf the acrajs 90 mm anti aircraft rifle in a blinainjfsnoivitorn are hrce members of the congressional military affairs committees Left to right Representa tive J I ameU Thomas NeuJersey Representative Dow Harter Ohio and Senator Chan Gurney South Dakota Men o the rizht of the run arc reporters The army stared the demonstration at its proving ground at Aberdeen aid for the benefit of Ihc cniiressmcn lowans Get Spring Prelude as March Enters Like Lamb hours Friday Rains which accompanied it drenched farm lands already sat urated after the wettest season in recent times and swelled streams and rivers The Sacramento was over its banks at Dunsmuir flood ing the nearby highway while sandbag crews worked feverish ly to hold back ihe waler in the town In the San Fernando valley near Los Angeles the American Red Cross pressed into service paddle boards nnd trailers as well as lifeboats to evacuate 50 families from flooded homes in Cnnoga Park Reseda and Chatsworth They took shelter temporarily in the Canoga Park community church Los Angeles rainfall totaled more than 20 inches Saturday for the double the nor mal amount At Redding in the Central valley almost 50 inches iiavc fallen so far The sale swept off the Pacitu m a front ot several hundred miles reaching velocity ranging as as 91 miles an hour at me or two points It uprooted frees by the hundred ripped roofs from sheds and buildings and blew down power lines Light tcl rphonc and heating service were rripplcd in many areas fn San Francisco squalls and fudden gusts of wind broke win lows and buffeted pedestrians More an i dozen persons were ut with flying glass hit by fall ng plaster or injured when blown off their feet One woman was rolled down a flight of steps lead ing to a Catholic church nnd was partly bruised A mans leg was broken and anothers hand was mangled when a derrick he was working on toppled over Des Moines Thinks Some in State UC A D WIOU V May Try Game of Golf tMIl flUR I DES MOINES en joyed a prelude to spring Satur day as March came in like a Temperatures averaging four degrees obove normal in most of the state were expected to rise steadily during the day I wouldnt be surprised if some fellows played golf his after HAS YIELDED Amazement Bitterness Are Reported in French IndoChina SAIGON French Inrio the China jov uiiVL vile V 11 W 3 eminent had yielded to Japanese I demands for territorial concessions Amsterdam Fined 8 lion for Riots AMSTERDAM via German military authori of tS degrees here Light local rails were forecast for the west and north portions of ihe slate Sunday afternoon or night Low reading Friday night was 1 degrees at Davenport nnd Du buque It was IB at Mason CUy Des Monies Council Bluffs and Ml Ayr reported 33 degrees for Iowas high mark Friday 32 Are Indicted in Chicago Accused of Huge Bootleg Ring CHICAGO indictment i returned by a federal grand jury Saturday charged 32 persons with operating one of the largest Jo Tiiailand caused amazement and bitterness here French officials had been cer tain tiuii Viciiy would rcjecl the demands and were con lid cm that government was taking a The Japanese here celebrated the reports of the Viciiy attitude Meantime the French doggedly continued their preparations for all possible developments Prac tice blackouts and antiair raid precautionswere held Planes ficw overhead and antiaircraft Suns fired blank shells in a real istic trill Previously French sources had insisted that Vichy had rejected ICR hibition ngs uncovered since proi distilling and riistribut fi A I anci ing illicit liquor in Illinois Ken lucky and pho j The indictment vas returned before Federal Judge Charles F Ward It charged ihc ring op Wcsi ami crated four stills and three ware north Sunday afternoon or houses at Chicago and shipped the nijrht warmer Saturday nisht products to distribution points at and southeast ai Springfield 111 Newport Ky and S u d a y occ Cincinnati Toledo and other I southerly Minds FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night and Sunday with light local rain west and anil southeasl and extreme cast S u 11 d a y occasionally fresh points Assistant Dist Attv Francis j McGrceJ said the ring had sold an estimated 126000 gallons of liquor between April 15 1039 and last month when federal agents discovered its operations He said the government lost approxi mately 3500000 in taxes on trx sales fined the city RUildci of Amslcrdam ih s non n m i 58000000 Saturday as a ena y for recent disordeis againsl WILL INCREASE ELEVATORS OTTAWA D Wilgicsj deputy trade and commerce com nc uazi occupation r Saturday confirmed re that the capacity ot For William Ont grain elevators will be increased by 50000000 bushels MIXXESOTA cloudy occa sional light snow north Satur day night and Sunday light rain or snow soutli Sunday warmer south colder northwest and northcentral Saturday night colder north and central Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis tics Maximum frulay Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Alaximum ADMITS KILLING WIFE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE Closing Arguments in Long Murder Case Are Presented at Cresco CHESCO Charles Long on trial for Ihe murder of his wife on Jan 2 Friday admitting the slay ing but objected to the charge claiming it was not first degree murder that his act was one of self defense Long appearing calm and cool and testifying in a mod erate tone of voice said there was no malice aforethought involved Defense Attorney B 1 r r a 11 OHara echoed his clients plea declaring that the slaying was a justifiable homicide and that Hie prosecution hart failed to prove otherwise Only once did Long display any emotion That was when OHara questioned him concerning his af fection for his wife ami family His voice broke and tears came to his eyes before he replied 1 still love mj wife and children I always will In earlier testimony Long stated hat he was born in Howard coun ty received a rural school edu cation up to the seventh grade worked on farms rented farms kept house alone and worked various pieces of land until mar iied to Trances TJotzler then they lived on farms until innving into tovn where he got einplivment with the county and W P A His health failing about two years ago he was obliged to quit manual labor and go on relief white his vifc crimed what she could in the sewing room of the W P A and occasionally of an evening in a local restaurant This nishl work iificn kept her up late and it was reported lo Mrs Long that her husband had been syping on her so he testified and that this had caused her to grow cool toward him and that she had threat ened to apply for a divorce This lie knew he said and was not much surprised when she said she had kept part of the money she had earned to apply on the expense of obtaining the di vorce ft h k But what led to the final trou ble was when he received a bill for some dresses she had bought for the little girl and she claimed she had paid for them and then admitted she had kept he money for the divorce he testified This j led to the quarrel which resulted i il her hitting him over the head with ihe dipnfr and then attack ling Iiim will the butcher knife which lie tried to wrest from her with the result of her fatal vounds lie said He concluded testimony Saturday morning and both the state and defense pre pared final arguments Dr C R Rominger vas the last witness on the stand for the pros ecution He testified to having examined the body of Mrs Fran ces Long after her death from the Jiands of her husband of the po sitions of the wounds and their probable depth at vital points The staxc rested its case at i m Friday and after some dis ciiisions by the attorneys on both Rides Attorney Genrgc Y Mikcsh opened the case for the defense John Hewitt city policeman I and Wayne Scaixy filling station j operator each testified as to the j character of Charles Long x x x i i Couniy Auditor George L j jChatnplin and Baird F Lomas di I rector cf relief testified as the I amount of provisions and com modities furnished the Charles Long fiimily since being on re lief Photographer Frank Strath man exhibited a number of pic tures he had taken of the rooms of the Long home since the trag edy and verified testimonies of j I former witnesses RAILROADS BLACK AREA OCCUPIED BYGREEKJ ARROWS INDICATE POINTS OF ENTRY TO THE BftuKANS AND PROBABLe DIRECTION OF GERMAN ATTACK BULGARS AXIS SIGN UP PACT SOFIA OCCUPIED British Minister Will See Boris to Advise Him Relations Severed SOFIA Bulgaria poured her army into Bulgaria by panzer division and transport plane Saturday occupying this tapiU4 en masse almost heforc the ink was dry on the Bulgarian sig nature to the BcrlinRomeTokio alliance Britains minister George Henilcl made a final appoint ment with King Boris Saturday evening to tell him that Britain lias no choice but to break oft relations with Bulgaria A British declaration of war nu Bulgaria and RAF bombs on German communications lines V V x EXPECT BRITISH DECLARATION London Circles Report Rendel Has Authority for Severing Relations LONDON cir cles believed Saturday night that Great Britain may declare war upon Bulgaria md attack strate gic positions with Royal Air Force bombers In these circles it was fully ex pected tlral Britain would sever diplomatic relations with Bulgaria at any time They believed thii action would likely be followed by a formal declaration of war and RAF bombings in line it was recalled a yarnms which the British arc believed to have given Bul garia more than two weeks ago George W Rcndcl British min ister to Sofia hiis orders to sever British diplomatic relations with Bulgaria when he sees fil Rendel it was said wns i petted to ask for his passport soon s il became clear that the German military was occupying Bulgaria His departure then would be come a mailer of urgency it was said and because o slow com munication he would have to act on his own initiative wittoul fur ther consultation with London Hitler Opens Blitz With New Pact Other Nazi Moves Expected By UNITED IllESS Ailolr Hitler Saturday opened the month of favorite blitzkrieg signing up Bulgaria in the KXIS planling the axis war linnncr within miles ot the strategic and Dardanelles HmJCr US March 1941 would follmv the nUomnr RHt bCCOre 1 1C allout ax s attempt tn smash Britain will raging with full force has almost disappeared from the official communiques If it should turn up in Turkey or Greece the Germans would have m opponent equally skilled in blitzkrieg tactics Man Holding Knife When Kicked by Hog Is Fatally Stabbed j PUEBLO Colo hog killer in a packing liousc was kicked in the hanct Friday by a ho The kick drove a sharp knife Jerks was holding Ink was hardly dry on Bul garias signature lo the axis pact effected with typical nazi ceremony at Vienna when Ger niun war planes roared over Sofia and brought home lo the Bulgarians that they arc now fullfledged minor partners in Ihc alliance of BcrlinUomc Tokio March has long been Hitlers I favorite month fur action Snun at Icasl the also has ligurcd in many j surprises It wiis in March that Hitler scrapped tin Versailles treaty in iJJn In the same muntlj of ItKUi Geuirm troops marched into the Rhincland In March of 1938 Ger man troops moved into Austria In I March of IBM German trcvjps moved into Chechoslovakia Lust year Hitler missed March by only a few days with his April blitz krieg into Norway aiul Denmark seventh nation into the axis and may open up a new major fighting front running from Al bania where heavy Italian reinforcementhave been j ported In Salonika and the Th of Turkcv e race But this is noi expected hr flic iirilv from thai March uill bring to tlic war A new anil more devastating air blilr is ex pected against Britain ami in tensification of the Mar at sea in a desperate effort to cut Britains lifeline of supplies munitions nnd planes lo the western hemisphere X Sf Whether Ihe far eastern axis partner Japan will time a move to coordinate with tlic sce nario is not yet certain but Tokio is in the midst of ostensible prep arations for i grand drive into the south Pacific in which the British bastion of Singapore would be Ihc chief objective i GEORGE W RENDEL j Britain is well aware of this j new battlefield P0spcct Her important ncgotia lions with Turkey this may provide the axis wilh a surpne hc Balkan Mediterranean Northern Greece Is Badly Shaken by Earthquake ATHEXS Greece washaken by i destructive earthquake Saturday and early re port indicated tiuit casualtic would ptovc heavy Buildings collapsed in Tarisa a town with about 30000 inhabitants The panicky population fled their homes many in night clothe when Ihc shocks were felt at a m p m Friday C S T Larisa authorities telegraphed for tents fur 15000 homeless per sons Troops were engaged in removing victims trapped bv dc Thc epicenter of ihc quike was believed lo be at the town of K Assona where there was cMeii CAPTURED 00 INSOMALILAND British Report Bardcra Is Occupied in Drive Into Italian Area CA1HO Kgypi 7j British general headquarters announced Saturday that 9000 prisoners had been taken in the British offensive in Italian Somaliland The daily communique also claimed British occupation of Bar dcra an important road junction 120 miles north of Gelib and on Bulgarian Credit Freezing to Await Official Statement HASIIIXGTOX Secre tary of Shite Cordcll Hull said Saturday that the question of freezing Bulgarian credits in this country would await official confirmation nf Bulgarias for mal adherence to the Berlin RomcTokio axis within the country already has been predicted by the in the event of just such an oc currence ns Saturday Tiic first German armored cars rolled into the heart of the capital two hours alter Bulgarias pre mier Bogdan Phiioir signed at Vienna lie document which aligns Bulgaria for the second time in a quarter century with a warring Germany y As darkness fell the German mechanized columns still were thundering down the streets in increasing umbers and Junkers transport planes were coming down methodically on Hie Sofia airdrome packed wild troops The soldiers were in battle dress They nore steel licftucts and complete regulation battle kit and readied tiic center of this capital late in the day Germans carried rifles cas and heavy wicks of battle gear as they rode into the city Three carloads rolled througli the main streets ot Sofia amt passed the German legation Swarms of German fighter planes winged over the city cir cling low enough for the cross and swastika markings to be plainly icnn The troops arrived oiilv a feu hours alter ButsariuV stalesnipn at Vienna iwmally had roincrf the BerlinRoincTokio axis Hitler Watches as Philoff Signs VIKXNV iVPiin irc presence of Adolf iiitlcr little Bulgaria signed up Saturday for partner ship in tiie GcrmaiiItBlianJap anese military alliance Through the signature of her premier Bojrdan riiiloff Bul garia cast her lot wilh her bbr ally of the Woriii war Gcr many joiningRumania Htm sarv and Slovakia as the small REDLCK RATIONS LONDON AThc food frorT istry announced Saturday that Tlcre still is m word of lllc Britain s three iighluiR crvccs whereabouts the hardhit had agreed tn reduce the rations i imperial arimof the Nilr h As for Libya Eritrea and Ethi opia the communique said there was noiiung of importance to rei port PTIOBE AIR CRASH ATLANTA Ga ROGDAX for ;