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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAStON e ft HIST WEU 4 ART OCPT OF IOWA coa DCS MOI VOL XLVil THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 PAPER CONSISTS ay TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THg BRIGHT NO 35 HUNGARY IN AXIS TURKEY DEFIANT Report Muti Italian Leader Is Killed ASSIM61C A TAKES PART IN RAID ON GREECE AND VANISHES R A F Planes Bring Down 8 Italians in Battle Over Albania BULLETIN BITOIJf Jngastovia Kalian army trucks presumably carrying supplies ncre seen leaving Koritza Wednesday as Greek heavy artillery and British planes bombarded the area and reports strengthened that the fascists were ready to abandon their vital Albanian base ROME Ettoie Muti 38 who resigned ai secretarygeneial of the fascist party to join his air force unit in action against Greece has been killed in it was believed here Wednesday Muti a close friend of Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Cianb was a major inthe air corps Reliable reports said that he had failed to return to base after a raid on Greece last Mon day Muti resigned his post in the fascist party only three weeUs ago Besides flying against Gieece he also had participated in Italian xaids on Malta Muti flew in the Ethiopian and Spanish civil wars and received many decorations lor valor ETTORE MUTI in Action ITAIJAN DOWNED BYK A F ATHENS UPJ British Royal Air Force planes operating ovei Albania have shot down eight Italian chasers in the first major Italian planes had bombed Greek positions around Mount Ivan north of Koriiza and had been diiven away by Gieek antiau craft guns Ohrid also heard re ports thatAlbanian rebels from I the Sebra district had destroyed a bridge over the Driuzi river j near the village of Cernon j The Gieck picss rmmstei The odbulos Nicoicudis inaconfer ence with foreign couespond ents appealed for planes planes and planes to meet the Italian invasion ITALIAN UNITS ABB INTERNED SOFIA Bulgaria Ath ens broadcast heard hereWednes day said that it has been official ly confirmed that Italians at to attack Greek forces from the rear by traversing Jugo slav territory but were halted by day and on land Greek troops UlC Juso ihipV fnn i ija itemed six Italian units of unspecified strength and took over 1J30Italian tanks 1400 light ma chine guns and 400 heavy machine guns BRITISH GET 46 BOMBERS WASHINGTON army high command Wednesday acted to release 46 of the largest United States bombing planes to Great Britain and announced that one of twohtghaccuracy bombsights de veloped inthiscountry had al ready been released lor British use These ships are just beginning to come off the production line At thesame time the highcom mand announced that negotiations wereundmvay fur turning ing company LOOK INSIDE FOR air battle of the ItaloGreelc war official dispatches said WednesI cSmed day and on land Greek ll w as claimed threw back Italian forces in bayonet charge near Koritzu The official announcement of the air battle did not say just where tlie action occurred Biit it was believed to have been fought near the AlbaniaGreece border where RAF planes arp eooperating with Greek troops in frontier fighting Greek Press Minister Thcodul ous Nicoloudis said thatGreek troops were advancing despite bombing and strafing operations by 400 Italian war planes A Greek war communique said that the Greek assault on Koritza major base in Albania continued with success V Earlier dispatches had said that Greeks recaptured Kprilza had advanced 10 miles to the Albanian border crossing it at aielissopbtra and had struck out north inside Albania Dis patches from Qhrld Jugoslav Greeks had encountered new I ci difficulty in lie area however It was reported that a Greek cavalry charge on Perati on the border near Melissopelra had been thrown back in a furi ous fight In which 28 Greeks Were killed and 60 wounded although the Greeks still held Wednesdays communique said lhat in air lights all along the front 11 Italian planes had been shot down and that no Greek planes were lost A hospital train ol Greek wounded reached Athens last night followed by two more train loads of Italian prisoners The minUUy of public afcty jued a communique sajing The Italians aie consideimg as serious campaign the raid ear ned ttui by Di VdiihGi Vet sis and H other ate persons i from Ilicisland of Samos Tlic raid was made Monday night in j a hired motorboat bn a uodccaii1 cae island one mile north ofLeios AJI Italian destroyer ilotilla from Leros shelled Tagni yilfage 4n Samos the same night firing many shots without causing dam age and Italian planes bombed a and the mam port of Vathy on Samos alsowithout ef fect At Budapest the Athens radio was heard broadcasting that Greek troops now had Koritza virtually encircled and were con stantly shelling the only road over which the Italians could retreat The broadcaster said 11 Italian planchwere shot down in the Koritza region Tuesday and that many Italians had fled intoJugol slavia where they sui rendered j 1200 machine j Reports fromOhrid said four HOUSE DEFEATS ADJOURNMENT BY191T0148 LoganWalter Bill on Judiciary Now Faces Consideration WASHINGTON de cisue house defeat of an attempt at adjournment gave the contro versial LoganWalter bill Wednes day its longdeferred chance for prompt senate consideration Administration leaders who predict1 a presidential veto for the measure were hopeful it would die in committee at the close of congress but the house destroyed that hope Tuesday when It voted 191 to 148 aeainst ending the current session and going home As a icsult when the senate took a twoday Thanksgiving re cess Tuesday it had a motion to considei the bill Talle Votes With Majority WASHINGTON sentative Harrington a demo crat was the only louan who voted ivith the minority when the house defeated the adjourn ment resolution Friday the roll call showed Representative Jacobseii the other democrat and five repub licans Goodwin Jensen Le Compte MarUn and Talle voted iwlth the majority Eepresntatives GwynBe and Gilchrist the addiHonal two republicans were both paired against the resolution as the pending business il will take up on reconvening Friday Opponents conceded there were enough votes to force considera tion The legislation lias the an nounced purpose of facilitating appeals from decisions of quasi i judicial federal agencies A youth above who Identi fied hlmsrff as Hcinrich Peter Fassbcnder 23 of Dusseldprf Germany was taken into cus tody by agents of tile congres sional committee investigating unAmerJean activities Repre sentative Martin Dies announced in Chicago The youth told re porters that he had been work ing for the German gestapo since 1935 in Spain Belgium and the United States THINK RETAIN IS RESISTING AXIS PRESSURE WASHINGTON between tlic United Slates and apparently use defeat France enlcied an new phase Wednesday coinciden with ihc iricreasiiiR reports that BUSHEL GRAIN ON AAA PLANS Farmers Taking Part in Triple A to Get Government Loans WASHINGTON ern corn farmers who cooperated with thib eais agiicultiual ad justment administration control program were assured a return of at least fil cents a bushel for their grain Wednesday The agriculture department announced that tt would lend such farmers that amount on corn stored under seal on the farm or hi commercial eleva tors or warehouse The loan officials explained was designed to maintain a floor under producer prices They said that if it were not for the loan program existing surpluses would depress prices far below current levels On Nov 15 he national faun piice of com was estimatedby 1lio department at 569 cents a bushel The 1940 loan rate is four cents higher than that under Ihe 1933 program Fanners obtained loans onabout 302000000 bushels of 1939 corn The new program was an nounced at a time when ap proximately bushels of old corn waseither stored un der government loans or be longed to the government as a result offoreclosure on over due and unpaid loans The 61cent rate will apply in the commercial corn major cornproducing counties in Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Ohio South Dakota and Wisconsin Outside this area the rato will be 46 cents for yellow or white corn and 44 cents for corn grading mixed Medit errcineani This Associated Press map indicates axis efforts 1 lo consolidate Balkan support latest move Hungary s affiliation v ilh the axis may be Bulgaria which got with axis support is a gateway to Greece and the Aegean and the axis may plan a move through this corridor U The Greeks were reported to iiave forced Italians out of Koritza 5 atod Italians have reported repulsing an attack on the island of Galdaro 6 in the Dodecanese TEMPERATURES TO BE WARMER Cloudy Skies WfV Some RainIs Seen by Iowa Weatherman SAYRAILROftD IGNORED LAW Senate Committee Denounces Loan of RFC to Milwaukee DES skies WASHINGTON en 1 til Un VUi I c with some rain but probably H ale railroad Unamc con uniueca litlle warmer tcmperatures made I serlcd Wednesday thii Ilic Chi inl r up the prospect the weather meht resolution gave the senate no choice but to stay in session for under the constitution neither chamber may adjourn or recess for longer thanthree days with out the consent of the olhei1 The margin by which ad journment was defeated sur prised both those who advocat ed going home and those op PQsed The 144 members of the republican minority voted sol idly against the resolution and they were supported by 44 democrats 2 progressives and 1 Americanlabor All 148 votes for adjournment of the adjourn Marshal Henri Pclsin was slioivI Underthe 19JS crop control law g a disposition lo go slow in j the governmentmay make loans probably would be enforce i A i i HJ1IVIH inaue luuns prouaojv would uc co iaborating wth the axis pow only to farmers who plantedwith warmerin the northeLlern pm o CIS ill nmoDdn the state Thursday Thermometers stood at 34 de grees here Wednesday morning after dropping to a low of 31 dc grees Tuesday night at Iowa Falls and Mason City The states high est readingTuesdaywas 61 at Davenport Albia reported 55 of an inch oE rain Davenport and Burlington were demo cratic M though Piesident elt I suable to lelaiion tne Biiiish 20 frnirmotor bomb said at hispressconferenceTuesi grealei extent The Lharun already completed by the Boej day that re ult of the vote made j falici eXpecled t BENJA3HN SIEGEL PrisonerMDined With Movie Star PAGE 2 Law School to Mark Its 75th Anniversary PAGE1 Hawkeyes Expect Full Strength for Illinois PAGiMl no diffeieiKe to him it did i epic sent a definite defeat for demo cratic house leaders in the first postelection test They advocat ed adjournment On the other hand republican legislators had been urged byWendell Willkie to vote against ending the session Shoiily after defeat of the ad journment resolution a compro mise suggestion in the Logan Walter controversy was advanced inform ally but the bills backers quickly rebuffed it Sayinf that it was futile tor the senate to consider the bill now Senator of Kentucky the democratic lead er tolfl reporters U nas likely legislation of a somewhat simi lar character would be readv for introduction in the new con Baiklc3 ild il Inunder standing that a committee head ed by Dean Acheson would le poit to the attoiney ReneiaJ in 10 days and out of this iepoit would comq a lecommendation foi legislation without some of the featuies to which opponents of the pending measme have ob jected Acheson former under secretary of the treasuiy heads a special committee of govern ment officials and lawyers as signed to study administrative procedure Senator Hatcli DN Mexl a LoganWaller supporter assert ed however that no sncli pro cedure would satisfy backers of the bill who were able io gain the senates official attention Tues day for a motion to consider the measure for the first time s passed the house last June Kirst tangible sign of a pos sible change was the facl that Robert D Murphy a veteran of 10 years diplomaticservice In France before and during the war was ordered back to Vichy to take iip the duties of charge daffaires Murphy formerly counsellor at the Paris embassy lias been in this country tor several months In sending Murphy back n Vichy al this time itwas indicat ed that ahe government felt it clc 0 a daf cuiy dr tailctl instiucuons loi lo ihc Pctain regime the atlilude the United States on numerous outstanding questions The iinpiesion meanwhile ap peared to be giowmg heie in government quarters that Fetain peisonally was tffeung stiong xe sistance to axis pressure on some points of vital concern to the United States particulaily Ihe use of French naval bases in Africa and some of the FicnUi fleet Pelaiiis protest over German expulsion of tlie French popu lalipn from Lorraine was re garded here as a sign that the aged chief of state was drawing a line on the extent of collabo ration wilh the One possibility advanced in ceii tnn diplomjtii cmailei licit is l he if picked too iirixl bj the as follv Petam might decide lo fly between Dex acreage allotmentsapportioned among them by the AAAOfficials estimate that more than 80 per cent of the rmdwestern corn farm ers were eligible In a move to encourage longer term storage of surplus giain the department made two major changesin the loanprogram period a urine which loans are acceptable was ex lended from four to 10 monlhs It will open Dec 1 1910 and close Sept 30 1941 The term of the loan uas extended from one to three ycrs Loans will bear 3 per rent In lercsl The department Said bnr rowers would be asked to give assurance of storage until Oct 1943 However a farmer would be permitted to deliver his corn in full payment of hit loan at the end of the second August September and October 30 days written notice to the AAA com milcc for his county i 43 Iowa City Moines 09 35 and DCS HURT IN ARGUMENT DENVER a minor traffic collision a Denver motrm t Rctlitulnud tigotoii ly in the piiwiiing argtnncntthat lie dislocatedhis loft shrmlder Loaiii be available Ihiough out the loan period on ear corn and frorr July 1 1041 to Sept 30 1941 on shelled corn which has been thoroughly dried in crib j1m age before shelling To be eligible foi loan torn must s giadc No J 01 highei except for moistme conlent and weight Maximum inoistuie content ac ceptable 111 lom 01 II will Vrtty irne the loan is obtained to Afiita and set up a go of istance heie 8 is41 1 19401 2fl o pet cent isance eie Tins howcvei uas not icgaidi pul 30 ln41 1 as ah imminent likelihood I CJ1 0 oeUeen Maidi I and efl asah imminent likelihood Moie immediate diplomatic 111 tarest attached to the continued presence in North Africa of Gen Maximo Weygand former French generalissimo and commander of French forces in the near He is reported to have resisted efforts of some French officials to induce himto return to France 17 5 cenl May 1 and Sept 30 la 5 pei cent and shelled torn between July 1 and Sept 30 1D41 135 per cent ANTONESCU TO BERLIN BERLIN informed German quarters said Wednesday lhat RUTSTSnian Premier Gen Ion British Sink Torpedo Vessel in North Sea LONDON Butih light naval forces Tuesday night at tacked and sank a motor torpedo boat in the North sea theadmir alty said in a communique Wed nesday Hv r who last vvcel visited Thesiirvivors were picked up by nay foi a toconsider the Rome would Visit Berlin shortly ihc Britishvessels which the ad measure for the first lme since it I The purpose of the visit was not miralty said suHcrcd no casual announced tics The Weather s FORECAST cloudy to cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday occasional rain west and south Thursday somewhat warmer northeast Thursday s o m e what warmer northwest Wed nesday night Thursday partly cloudy nortfi and central cloudy extreme south occasional rain extreme southwest warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weathci stalls tics Wednesday Maximum 44 Minimum In Nlght 11 8 a m Wednesday 11 Precipitation Trace YFAR Maximum Minimum 29 Extended Forecast CHICAGO Weather fore cast for the pciiod liom 6 30 p m Nov 19 to 6 30 p m 23 1940 inclusive central stan dard Upper Mississippi valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that drain in the Great perature above normal for the period as a whole However slightly UeloV normal with falling trend Wednesday returning to above normal Thursday night and Friday colder Minnesota Wis consin by Saturday Precipitation above average showers Illinois Wednesday moderate rain or snow Thursday entire regionand lie statute involved The committee said that the reconstruction finance corpora tion and the interstate com merce commission cooperated to obtain a 53500000 loan for the road on the eve of its bank ruptcy I JMJ Terming the History of the Si Paul from 1925 to 1935 in which period the road was twice bank rupt a striking example of un sound railroad reorganizations1 the committee said government agencies had aided the program of tile St Paul management by llic tiiomv into a mud which needed rciirgiuiixii tion The disbuiocmenl of guvem inds is responsi the committee said and the HFC loan in 1934 and the ICC Lcitification of it did riot serye lhe public interest With full knowledge ofthe law enacted by congress in 1933 expressly forbidding the lending of government funds to rail roads whtch were inneed of re organization the St Paul the RFC and the ICC all cooper ated to oSUin a loan of S35pO 000 for the road in December 1934 TURKEY WARNS OF MEASURES IF NECESSARY Ankara Government Would Regard Nazis in Bulgaria Harmful Bv THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Hungary joined fierlin RomeToldo ais Wednesday giving Atlolf Hitler ii military corridor stretching 250 miles deeper into southeast Europe ajid the Suez canal Within a few hours after the signing of the new pact sources close to the Turkish government s a i d Turkey would regard passage of G c r m a n troops through Bulgaria as harmful to Turkish interests These said Turkev would refuse to such a movement of nazi troops into southeast Europe and warned that if Bulgaria her self made any move toward the Mediterranean Turkey would feel bound to take measures The official Turkisli radio liaspreviously announced that 2000000 Turkish bay onets would oppose any axis thrust in the direction of Turkey The protocol signed in HU lets presence in Vienna binds Hungary to the original triple alliance sealed in Berlin last Sept 27 pledging Germany Italy and Japan to mutual aid against any hew entrant In cither the European or Chinese wars At that iimc the pact said In be aimed at keepingIhc United States from an open declaration I of at Britains iicic against I the snowballing totalitarian bloc Informed quai leiin Budapest said lhat Spain Rumania and Bul garia may be to join the and that pressuie may fall quick ly on neutral Jugoslavia Aulhorizcd nazi quarters in Berlin have already Indicated that a gigantic axis military operation ix in the attempt to bottle up Uie flledi 1 terrancan by synchronized al lacks on the Suez canal In the cast and Britains rock bastion of Cibraltar in the west With Turkey among the possible targets of a new axis campaign in southeast Europe the Turkish press frankly warned its icadeis that thedanger of war was ncai Die Turkish govcinment pic pared blackout regulations Acurious sidelight on Ifun irarvs entrance into the socalled coalition ul Europe against Britain was that it was swiftly a mlofficially made public By cuntiiist picMuiis comeia liims held eitherbv Hitlci ur hi ioi paillicr Beiiito Muxsolnti with leaders of Rumania Bulgaun France and for the same beeii attended by strict official sileiue As axis diplomats signed Hungary into a more or less puppet partnership Britons read In their morningnewspapers of still another devastating smash by German night raiders against the industrial nine hour assault on the queen city of Birmingham and 13 other i cities ami oivns Hitlers high command said j planes stormed the midland belt with more llian 1000000 pounds of bombs setting ible conflagrations anci explosions j oven more extensive than dunnsf the raid on Cm onti liRht rain t Wisconsin Saturday now Minnesota second ifv 1000000 inhabi tains iaidit ijdiins inn s Aware that tlic road w a s doomedto fail within six months Hie Kin ua tgnoied by ihc St Paul in asking foi tlie loan and not enforced by the ntC in agree iiig to lend the tnonpy or by the I ICC in Ihc transaction I The ICC in certifying Unit the road was not in need of rcoigani i nation lal presentused the words at present to nullify the iolent or j tlic channel trom the act andthereby created an cr land Hclmum and France dive i bombed Birmingham at a rate of more than oncainiruite British feared Ilic toil of killed and maimed was high as the German bombers dropping fust flares Ihcn incendiaries to startfires and light the way fova hail of cx plosives attacked hour after hour j despilo a thunderous antiaircraft banago i Wednesday morning Birminjf Iiajn presented a fire blackened picture of ruin while in nearby Coventry the bodies of 172 of 300 victims killed In last Thurs days townsmashinir assault were buried ina common crave r Antiaircraft guns blasted ata lone nazi raider circling over ihp y as tlie bodies were lowered into a trench and two roncous impression in the mint of he public w With the admissionof inol yoncy in July1935 the disastrous results of sucrrloans came lo light The RFC loan and the ICC certifi cation enabled the roads bankers with their inside knowledge to un load securities before the road went into bankruptcy while the investing public was left holding the bag the government found that its money had been poured into a the rnads equity holders were sunk in a bog of debt and tlic railroad in 111 effort to pay interest on increased ob ligations had deferred mainte nance in a point which was neither economical nor safe ;