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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLON HJST A rf lo Mnljjg HOME EliTION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHJORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FITUi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 1940 MASON CITT THl MIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OVTWO SECTIONS SECTION ORE NO 34 WILL ASSESS REALTY ON FULL VALUE Greece Appeals for Aid FromJUmtedStates EARLY SUCCESS NOT INDICATION OF WAR RESULT Nicoloudis Points to Finnish Example in Citing Battle Trend FROM CABLE REPORTS appealed for aid from the United States and other free countries in her strug gle against Italy Tuesday The Greek press minister Theb Nlcoloudis directed the appear especially to the tlnited States and Britain declaring that his country was fighting a na tion six times greater in war materials and that the world should not be misled by current Greek successes in the field Bulgaria Rumania to Join Axis War Moves Fascists Say By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fascist quarters in Rome said late Tuesday that Sulgaria and Rumania would join in forthcoming war riioves by the RomeBerlin axis and that Spain might also enter what nazis described as a giant 10 GOVERNOR ASKS STATE TO GIVE THANKS NOV 28 am This indicate a double barreled Greece j and possibly Turkey and Rumania iind against Brit ains rock fortressof Gibraltar la Spun Diplpmallc sources In Bern Switzerland which repeatedly have been accurate in their fore casts said a GermanBulgarian drive toward the Aegean sea and tlic Grecian port of Salonika may any hour He compaied Gieecps picsent situation vdth the position ot FHI 3and in the war with Russia a year Germany reportedly has 1 SO ago 000 troops massed in the Balkans We wont make the same miiI Spams decision it was said take as heroic Finland which j would become known after Span Cites Great Abundance in Iowa Emphasizes U S Love of Liberty DES HOINES Wilson formally prorlainied j UCLMKH illltr I rpl j content with her fnht SUCLCISCS ish Foieign Mmibtcr Ramon Sei Nov 8 as Thanks laited to ask help fjom abroad dno Sunei ictuins to Madud Iowa Britam has already pledged ail his conversations stales Adolf Killer twill observe riov 21 as Thanks Even Amphibians Land Here Winter Will Play Return Engagement DES MOINES weath er bureau Tuesday forecast win ter would play a return engage ment showers turning into light snow in western Iowa Wednesday arid colder readings Tuesday night Mondays mild weather which thawed all but the last trace of snow from the ground was re fleeted in temperatures that aver aged 14 degrees above normal for the state Tuesday morning But cloudy skies presaged rain and snow S nlu mate first class Lock photo Kavenay enuravlng COMMISSION IN IOWAAGREESTO NEW TAX BASE Corresponding Cut in Miilage Would Leave Tax Collection Same DES MO1NES upThc Iowa tax commission Tuesday agreed to assess property at full value be ginning nextyear thereby pro for a boost of about valu day night below Monday nights minimum of 36 at Sioux City They were advised to protect for 25 to 35 degree Oiily precipitation reported during the last 24 hours was 01 ot an inch at Sioux City and Omaha and a race at Charles City and Mason Ctty although the bureau said it was raining at observation time at Omaha and Charles City outpouring of possible help to the little Aegean kingdom Despite our epic victories de pur unshakable faith in our cause which is blessed by God we appeal with all our force t6 pub lic opinion of our allies and of for eigners while there is still time so that aerial given Greece may be extendedwitaout ielay Nicolpudis Welles Says Greek Appeal to Receive Sympathetic Study WASHINGTON Greek government has appealed directly to the United Stales government for permission to purchase aviation and other mil itary supplies This was made known Tues day by SuranerWelles aetiriff secretary of state who said the Greek government had been as sured that the appeal would re ceive a most sympathetic re sponsc Welles said the matter had been referred to other govern ment departments for consider ation The appeal he added was jnade both through Ihe Ameri can legation in Athens and the Greek legation In Washington The Greek minister discussed the situation with Welles late Monday Adolf Hitler In Bucharest dispatches from Berlin to the Rumanian press heralded a great military offen sive against Greece Egypt and Africa by Germany and Italy Amid a newilurry of diplomatic activity pTesmnabljrbrmgihg Bul garia and Hungary within ihe axis fold the German fuehrer was evidently drawing his lines swiftly j lo present Britain with a fait accompli of European unity giving Iowa is one of those ad hering to the traditional last Thursday in November The proclamation was as fol lows Among the many wholesome traditions that safeguard our ideals andadyarice the welfare of altour none more approved than the cdstom of pausing at the closeofeachhar vest season 16 turn oui lommaterial things to the spirit DNB the official German news ua thoughts I i aslc that assemble dance iiid the harmonv I G governor hi the noble traditions of and the nation claim Thursday Nov 2 as ThanssgiyinfT day Jti the day designated let tlie i stars and stripes wave agrand i salute from every building where i freedomis iaught 01 practiced and trqm every home where American fdeals are cherished It is Americas dayit is Gods day it Is our day of thanks for oiir blessings and a wish that they T A 1 A i r r K Asks AFL to Make Just the state ITT IT TV TTT 1 v rs Honorable Peace With CIO i MIR AY WONT BE CIO CHIEF bc shared by all others I effort be made to VJtHJUelli j agency disclosed tliat Hungary is I Tile luSl feeling of gratitude j next on the list for axis discus atlti the impulse to sincere exprcs in Vienna Weclmis1sio ofthanks toe the good that is i thai King Boris oC EulI an especial appeal this garia secretly conferred with lnc people of Iowa We Nicbloudis said that Greek troops have thrcvyn invading alian forces bjck into where their towns arid p aic menaced He told 1 press conference that Greek troops have cleared Greek soil of Italian invaders However other reports Indi cate that fiehttn on Greek ter ritory continues at some although the Greek army has penetrated Into Albania at many places Fiontiei lepoits veceived in Belgrade Tuesday said that Gieck foicei opeiatmg north fiom Par amythia in the Kalamas river sec jlerat his Bavarian mountain re treat in Bercbtesgaden on Sun day Previously eilher Hitler or his i axis partner Benito Mussolini have conferred vyith leaders of soviet Husaia France Spain and Rumania If successful these talks would appear to leave Europe virtual ly a closed corporalion under a RomeBerlin axis directorate except for conquered nations and the four neutral states of Switzerland Sweden Portugal aiia Jugoslavia Turkey though neutral Slid Britains friend is reported strong ly under the influence of Russia Inthe face of official reticence the nazl foreign ptffice mouth u6 Diplomalisih Politische Albania Korrespondonz described fiillci s positions activity as sign that the Sojl of building Euiope com Ipletcly iicvv piinciples bdns biought pcaiet The Bulgarians who longhave demanded an Outlet to the Aegean sea through eastern G v e e c e learned Tuesday their king Boris had joined the list of Eutopeaan leaders who have talked with Adolf Hitler An official announcement in Sofia said Hitlei and the king have much cause fpr humble and reverent rejoicing For our fam ilies and our homes and all they j assemble our people for solemn consideration of our obligations and the strengthening oi the will to carry oji in whateverservice duty callsThe world crisis is be yond description our abundance Bienter Hum we know ihe cause that is der to the heart oC every lover ofliberty is above Green in Agreement That Unity Be Worked Out to End Labor War NEW ORLEANS dent Roosevelt in amessage to the American Federation ot Labor Tuesday urged a just and honor ablepeace with the now divided labor movement in thfrUnited States and suggested labor lead ers can find a way toward that met Mondays conference of Hitler Italys for minister Galeazro labor andskill in all industry foi the boundless productiveness of climate and soil health and strength and the absence of atflic aiions and pestilence firmness for tolerance and harmonious social relations team work for al that will contribute to better homes and forthe abounding spirit of brotherhood and disposition to good will in air the contacts of our life For all this and much more that touches our hearts and quick ensour consciences in ways that we feel but do not understand we rightly give over one clay in the calendar to prayerful thankful ness for our blessings will do well to review the past as ive eonteaipiate the present and confidently face the future We will keep our feet squarely on the ftround aiid not permit the senseless din ot the maniacal farces of destruction now scourgingthe earth Jo shake our faith in our way of life anfl that which lias given us the strength to maintain peace We lecogmze that fieedom Is into 01 uui IJU Ultra U111L ilJ J UlCy J j i iiiju i mean to us for the rewards of ct us think and pray and act In testimony whereof I have heicunlo set my hand and caused to be affixed tlie great seal of the state ofloWa Done at Des Moincs this 19th day of November iii the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred forty of state of Iowa the ninetyfoiirtli1 and Of the independence of the United States the one hundred and may not bc Spent to C Clear Minnesota Roads ST PAUL Minn clearance work necessitatedby the Armistice cost the stair more than S250000 M 1 Hollman Ingln iv toinini sionoi said Tuesday The storm which claimed mote than aO lives Minnesota Inshvvajsi and tut communitdtions lluojglir out the slate end not be easy Jichieve the president i letter lo AKL President Green who had it rcai convention and the problems iini easy to solve But uhcn honor rind goodintention the president said sit down togetherthey cmi work out a solulion which uill restore tiie niuch needed harmony either by unity or by a sensible working arrangement1 message thechief execu tive stressed the need for a great and united democracy in any emergency which might be forced upon us Green in un answering tele gram assured tlic president that the AFL executive counsel was in full agreement that unity or a sensible working arrangement of Committee Emphasizes PreFervingIndustriaL Union Aims Intact ATLANTIC CITYN A i PlJHp Millray Williaml leader told Il Pittsburgh congress labo tree filed here in ihe case of Frank G Pierce of RIarsliaHtovvii against the commission the stateagency 1 To assess public utilities and other property Immediately under its jurisdiction at 100per cent next year Io instruct all local asses sors to value all property at ac tual value for tax purposes To equalize between the I various countiesof the state oh Van actual valuebasis For ihe hist several years the I real property in this statelias been j assessed under a widespread gen tlemens agreement averaging ap I proximiitely 60 per cent ot actual District Judge Juhu J Hilloran signed the tsing that reduced basis the tola taxable value of alt the property in the statehas been running a little less than S3 000000000 The actual value base It has been predicted will boost that figure to nearly S5 000000000 Official slate circles however have been buzzing with rumors that the legislature may be dsketj to approve an act fixing the valu ation base at 60 per cent fn which case the system would revert back to its present V a w oivji TJic decree which puts into pf claimcd by Ihe state checkers and feel the indirect recommendations under circumstances I deem jof tlie Imva supreme coilrtpin past ijsiOdsmenls Wapello Clerk Quits After Shortage in j Funds Is Discovered OTTUMUA new pello county district court clerk was to be selected by the county board of supervisors lo succeed Herman JBremhorst Bremhorst resigned Monday af ter tlic board presented him with a resolution requesting that he leave office immediately The board declined to accept his elec tion to succeed himself as clerk beginning 1 1941 County Auditor J E Loves of tice received a report from slnte checkers Friday alleging a snort age of in the accounts of the district court clerk The re port said however that 51132 of the shortage had been repaid be fore the report wasfiled Bremhorst said that restitution is being made of any shortages Perce nvcr mmisicr Louni uaieazro we toi Ciano and Spain s loiciRn Mint cot the river Tues he of the dnme that is in man aie determined that we shall uphold it at whatever LOOK INSIDE FOR the river Tuesday alter a brief light in which 12 Italians were killed 30 vvounncd and 75 cap Uirotf Belgrade reported tbit Greek artillery startcda new bombard ment of Koritza author position of the Italian lines in southeast Albania was said to be cut off from telephone communications lo Pogradcc an a result of the bombardment Al though Kpritia was under heavy attack by the Greeks frontier ob servers said it hart not been occu slcr Ramon Sunci acclaim m U Pied UJSWUla The Athens radio heardat Soj Monday night fia broadcast that Greek troops 1 anj Germany had swept down from the heights the Morova mountains east of j the guiding hand of God in an1 1 dovving xis with the vv ill to unity I I anJ seiv ice with wmth vvc uphold here in the heart of the western uoild tlie light that we hope mnv I lead the orld back lo peace nnd i i sanity In the houi of our solemn of tlunklet us icnevv oui dedication in that fiecdom which poible in aovcin 1 inenf by and for the people lle meditations of our clay A storm over Bntam and Ine wc houd scnd Channel cut down lhej fojh1 oui most foi ceful thought and oui fetvent piayeis foi the Many observers added these conferences to their list of in dications the axis mas be plan ning blows at Britain llirougli Spain toward Gibraltar and at Englandslittle Mediterranean ally Greece throush Bulgaria in support of the stalled Italian drive from Albania UKIJQ ui i can be worked out by men honor and good House Will Not Agree to Move to End Session WASHINGTON UP T h c house Tuesday refused to agiee to sine die adjournment of congress had been pioposed by tlie vice presidentor the CIO had lie to attempt lo serve been the only person mentioned at tlie national convention as a possible successor to Tlic CIO convention was called j xtr rv on to approve Lewis program for Woman UHVinB Cat In labor peace long regardedby American Federation of Labor lr an impossible basis for settlement ot their differences The committee on ofriccrs1 re ports reiterated tlie CIO presi dents declaration that CIO in dustrial unionism must be pre served intact and that any labor unity should be built on the com bined forces pf the CIO AFL and the railroad brotherhoods leadership of the democratic cham6er The action came when the i ejected ajt adjournment resolution offered by house demo Haneher and Shull Confer With Wilson on Draft Effects i DLS SlOIiNES Cherpresident of the ISatc versity of Iowa and Hcniy president of1 the1Iowa board of educationconferred Tuesday with seisments What does tills mewii to the Liyeragc taxpayer was one ques tion heardhereutter the terms of the decree vvere announced Tax officials explained Ihat tlie laxable value of a home to 35000 Oould be c fexpected to be accompanied bv a MOINLS corresponding eduction in the Drops Fine for r Woman Unving La Whicli Father Died of a S100 fine he imposed on Mrs Myrlle Dare 36 last Friday was announced by Municipal Judge Charles S Cooler 1 Convicted pf failing to have her car under control Mrs Dare was driving tlie night her machine crashed into a bridge girder here last month fatally injuring her father Chester Taft 69 Judge Cooler1 said lhat after reflection he had decided tiic penalty vvas loo severe bcctuse i of the aguiiy slic tilrcacly had suf fered because uf her fathers 1 death I cratic Leader John W maclv The vote ciiinc as a surprise to McCormack and other leaders who had expected i dcmncruUc majority to support their plan Gov Geotge A Wilson on the ef fecti of the national defense pio giam on the university They said after the conference that they contemplated an increase of not morethan 10 per cent in Si The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday light showers 1 extreme east early Tuesday night light snow west begin ning late afternoon Wednesday colder Tuesday night and cx millage levies In other words the taxpayer might be expected lo come oui even Bui a higher valuation base raises the bonding power of cities counties and school dis tricts Such a boost then might be viewed as a means of issuing bonds and consequently ot higher taxes in tlic lone run On tilhcr hand a boost in the assessed valuationbase aStj might increase the amount nf homestead lax aid received by the owners nf tomes valued nownu clei SZ 500 the homestead act Thcsupicnie court decision spv eial weeksago referred to a sta tute which that all piop crty must be assessed at actual value customary trading of air blows between Britain The British reported cas ualtics and little damage from bombings at Liverpool in one mHlions who under the cVil shadow of vvai aic couiageously upholding the banner of dcmoc racy and defending freedom for all hnmanity Koritza and had forced their way bombings at Liverpool in one Though thej daie not peak into upart of that main Italian Midlands community and along nley ae iDOKinR to us for heln base on the north front1 The It south coast London whichand we cue it toouisehes and to I ahans fell back in hnncitohand ad four alarms dunng the night i them to sticngthen oui nation by i fighting Budapest quoted the reported no bombs wcro dropped reaffnmmE oui devotion to the Athens radio that Italian trenches at Koritza were bcirig shelled by One small squadron of RAF principles fhat have made our i i country the symbol ofliberty in I siiwii 01 ri i country the symbol of libwty in Greek artillery bombers was said to have struck I all lands Our greatness is of little A Greek coinmuiiiquc said tluil through the storm in lajd on an j avail if il cannot bo made to massed formations if ltilim oil target1 in central Geimaiv the of fiepdotn m this planes had bombcI UK Gicck i Hitlers fiigh command asserted blackest hour of mociein tivili Jront lines nnd dial hinc Italian itluil 10 British merchant toiatiun planes down Aloml i J20 loi pedwcri even by Gieek md clivcbombcrl io the boltom off i lie plmcs jnd two bj Lnalaud Mondw md Mondaj ciaft guns 1 mclil Grahl Is Appointed Selective Service Director for Iowa McCo no lorojthan 10 per cent in comer luesttay night and cx llic nnnibcr of university cnrollces i rcme cast Wednesday Thurs to ln aflvaiicccl reserve officers train cloudy with rain or snoxv ing covusc fresh northerly winds Tuesday They nisei reitctated previous nSht 1 slatftinonls lhat students in draft MINNESOTA Considerable age limits would bc entitled In de cloudiness Tuesday nlRlil and j ferment until the end of the school 1 year except for those vvhn arc members of llic haliorial guard Slight Error OTTAWA 111 OtUi wa high school band started to fonn the word hello for the benefit of the visitois it 1 letenlj football game Buvjlic boys makt DLS M O I N L b i Vi G o v Gcotgc A Wilson ap pointed Actjiitant General Charles H Giahl selective scivice directoi for Iowa The appointment the governor ing upthe O went astiiy said will become effective upon and found themselves on the the appoval of fiesidcnt RoocI v long end ot the vvoid 01 i om the jtandc it icjd The step means Giahl will bc Qhcll inducted into fcdeial set vice with a rank of brigadier general and slightlj colder cv trcmc cast cloudy Thursday snow west and south Fresh iiorlhcrlv night IN MASON CITY Maximum Monday 48 Minimum Monday night 40 At 8 a m Tuesday 43 A warmish rain Tucsdpy inorn ing melted nearly all remaining VHR In sincere iccojrnitlon ol our nlilisation to llic urcat nf H rood for the season of abun Bulgarian Ruler Back From Hitler Conference PAGE I Hambro Will Speak at Worth Corn Show PAGE 16 nilally of l saiaij as dttju Pocahontas Bar Makes owais MooSin Haneher Life Member Extended Forecast The cMendcd foiecist foi uppoi i Mississippi Tempciatuic above noimtl foi tlirpeuod a v hole Howevci below normal with falling trend Wednes day returning to above normal T iaffi T u OWV picdcnt his been mven a Ke ov es lllmnis f nVt1 i i e tmocisiiip in 11r bii s moderate rain 01 MW Thursciify Dictmh leadins kocntion of Pocalionti nunlv entire tgion d bhfi m or conbcivdtiomst vvlici r he h li rt S dio Itliccl nf hcait attack bom ncJii IKRUPP OUTPUT COTIHIfALF Biitish AirMmistty Repoits Disruption m West Nazi Centeis 1 TONDOT1 Proluitirii at i thf Krupp Arms Wrnks al Ksscn Germany has been down rl per cent as the result ot Urjtish jTids it asseilcd Tuesday by the an ministry news service NcV fxychins Enyliiiirl indi cate the giovinK disiupini ot i industry in cities of western Gcr iniiny the novvs service added Tlic air ministry Said the Krupp ivorks were having great difii tull in obtunnig then reguai sirtiliCMof ruv materials bc causc of triiisport trouble caused bs v ictlvCtl inUnj junctions Three sections of the actarv btrn hit and put out ot coin misloi the bulletin said nOnr p ituuliiiv neivy bomb pciif El ilocl to tlir undCLyiounrl U bcfmr exploding and wreck ing UKplace Some dcparlincut liuc been J rtt md inv iiailto he ivuverl Inothcicilic ;