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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HAS COM E R H tsr MEM jar DEPT of IOWA COMJ U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU KORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVU ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNJTED PRESS FUTi LEASED WIRES WVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 1940 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 37 KORITZA CAPTURED BY GREEK ARMY Allen 82 Gets Life Sentence Report on Germans PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER OF EXWIFE HERE Appears in Court in Wheel Chair Defense Is We Were in Way Rudolph J Alien 82 year old semiinvalid whoslevv his former Wife and tried totake hisown life because were in the way Friday was sentenced to life in prison lie pleaded guilty to a murder charge Seated in a wheel chair in the courtroom the aged man was present as testimony was of fered by the stale to determine the degree of liis guilt At one point he interrupted Chief of Police Harold Wolfe lo tell Judge M H Keplclthat he and his exvvife Mrs Alhe M Allen were In the way at the home of their daughter Mrs H P Gardner 1641 North Federal avenue Judge Keplers senlencp dtvoci ed thatAMen be placed iiv the in sane hospital at the Anamosa state reformatory although no testi mony had been Coffered to indicate that the aged man is insane Judge Kepler explained to Allen aftei the sentence had been that he was sending him to a hospital where he could be eared for Allen has been in his semiinvalid state for two years he told th court There were only two spectator piesent in the courtioom when Allen withdrew his earlier plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty Neimei of the spectators were members of Aliens family it was said The only testimony offered by the state was that given by Wolfe Allen was seated in liis wheel chair at a distance from the wit ness stand and because of poor hearing probably did not hear j follow up its Geimaii Chief Wolfe recountInc storyof paper with companion reports I the slaying and subsequent conj devoted to alleged Italian and activities in tlie United i 4 PERSHING WILL NOT TAKE U S POST IN FRANCE Roosevelt Reveals American Help to Britain Is Near Peak HYDE PARK N Y dent Roosevelt disclosed Fuday thathe had asked GeiieVal John J Pershing to become American ambassador to France but that Peishmg had declined wrth deep regret on the advice of his physi cians The 80 ycai old commander of the American armies in France in the last World war lias been in poor health for severa year Mr The Dies commitlee which lias been investigating actmf released a 500page white paper in Washington in it charged that a network of nazi propaganda and possible espionage exists in America Looking over the report are RepresentativeJoe Slarnes committee member Dr J B standing director of research and Robert E Stripling committee secre tary f if Dies Will Give Reports on s Italian Japanese Activities White Paper on Chaiges Espionage Piopaganda Planning GREECE Losses Were Considerable Italy Admits ROME acknowl edged Friday the loss of Koritza base in southern Albania from which the Italian army launched its invasion of Greece 25 days ago Eleven days of bitter fighting in which Italian losses were con siderable and those of theGreeks perhaps even heavier preceded the abandonment of the city 10 j miles inside Albania Hie high ITALIAN BASE IN ALBANIA FALLS ATHENS CHEERS Greeks Advances in Adriatic Threaten Another Fascist Point ATHENS UP Greek fallen Fndav Athens went wild with ioy at tho newsproclaimed by Gen John Our protective troops formed toy Iwo divisions which took up defensive positions on the 1 Metaxas and word that Greek GreekAlbanian frontier at advances to the Adriatic at the bcginnhiff of lhe lare threatening second Ital The Creeks most sensational triumph of the aKamst the Invading Italians was beared Iiiday they captuied the fascist Roosevelt told a conj base of Korilza in Albania shown as figure 1 in the above map feience that he had not et aci 11 daTs of the cls which lias been iot Argl locasttpll atccl The Gicck cnuy into if if n southeast Albanian city ot some Dunng tin pcnud butei fmUt made In 1112 tnni r1 1 n ni em joy moi mug btuidy Evzono foi u T fir elcmUons v ho hud wilted moun Figure 2 indicates the location of one of the Important maneuvering points of Ihe British DANFORTH WILL BE DIAMOND AID New ti S Distiict Attorney for Northern Iowa Takes Oath STRIKE SHUTS DOWN FACTORY Aluminum Companys Plant Has Been Busy on Defense Contracts ic equally so pci lutps he i Dm leintoicements aie centiatmg on a new line Despite piolnbitue almospheii ic condition om an foice has co opeiatcd with the tioops bomb ing some military Obectivej ity of only population is the third largest in I Albania and was the base for the t centei and left flank of the tliieej ptongs tlic Italians attempted to drive into Greece it was ti om Koi iiza that Uil nUdU lumc Ihe town fiom lcd lhe cntls cepted the resignation of William C Bullitt now ambassador CITY vi r L i NEW KENSINGTON Pa A strike of CIO unionists protest ing the companys refusal to dis charge a mill worker who alleged ly threatened a union official shut down operations at the main plant ot the Aluminum Company ot America Diamond og S h e Id a h was sworn in here Friday after noon as United States attorney for the northern Iowa district The oath was administeiad by Judge Geotge C Scott m the pres ence of court attaches and Iriends WASHINGTON committee promised The Dies Friday to lession it wassaid As Wolfe neared the end of his testimony Allen interrupted to make a statement lo Judge Kcpler He told the judge that his soninlaw had forced him to leave the Gardner honie on four oecasiojis and that Gardner had said that he married Mrs Gardner anfl not her whole family The murder and attempted sui j States The material set forth i while German activi ties the committee chaiged was i evidence of a closelyintegrated scheme of nuzi espionage pro paganda and planning in liiis country Informed sources said Dial an Italian white paper1 similar la the 300 page document rc as icldtnig to phases of Geiman efforts to establish contacts litre witli indvistiialistt Tiie overall picture the commit tee it found appaient was one principally of German prop white w tli a libeial spunUline or socalled military espionage and economic penetration inlhe weilein hemiiphcie if tf The commitlee held for In to milted onNov 7 and he said tlie stage had not been reached for asn Ke discussion ofsonic one else as a becn w m con Pftobible Micccbiof JBuinlt option witii the appointment I Ed Dnim of Uason Citv hj T h F president said it was j continued to act a United State The town was taken over about 10 a in when a dclcga liori at Koritzas civil authori ties headed by the Albanian cmelgcd from the shell batlercd r town under a white flag and requested that Greek troops enter lhe KOUUJ delegation Has cortcdlo Greek field headquar ter while the Evones matched ian foices thiee nd n half week mt ago began diutn tovnd h Gieek city ot Phloima on a line 1 oftlceL almed CLa huldlcci Sendaimeb whU indicated a towaid the Aegeiin sci oort of Saloiiilia f Botli at Koritza and at Ar glrocastro another Italian base whicli the Greeks declare Is threatened by their forces the fascists were tali to have accumulated remeo2bmT atetes of vatsupplies the appointee The corporation the nations sole producer of aluminum fur fiom nlshes metal ubed for an Tiie plant which emploj 300 had been opeialms 24 homs I lhe onK mj rtny on defense oidcis catcin Albam Hani mil fm l Ol C1 dix llOV vvmnm iiantvci foi MM 1U Kontza is at tlie junction of loads in pcrfctth true that he had asked j attoinev at a fedeial touit Ctaion i i j 41 i T i i oal No i cide occurred early in the morn ing of Oct 1 when Allen altacked his 82 year old divorced wifewith a Jiammei as she lay in bed He then slashed Herthroat with a razor and cut his throat not seriously enough however lo be fatal Because Allen pleaded guiltv to pursuing the charge lhe results ot a sanity examination given him were not needed and the report was not filed leased Thursday on German ac tivities was being prepared toy the committee arid would be transmitted to congress within a cw weeks Committee investigators mean while were icpuitcd inquiry into stance that evidence showed that the transocean news ser vice Was a propaganda outlet anil that it worked closely with German diplomatic officials in the United States Transocean is a German enterprise and has ho with any can news gathering agency or organization The committee said its evidence showed that both the German em bassy and German consulates took a lively interest in spread ing the work of the transocean llicir nov s SCIMCC H named Manfred 7app as tiansoceans icpicsenta live in this country operations of pcisuti the com The committee said lliut when mittcc believes to be identifiedi Adolf Hitler come into power lie with the Japanese government made transocean into an agency but lhe form of the report on this fpi I ho dissemination of pvopa niiiterial not been determined ganda in foreign countries and Chan man Die D Tex of that Zapp felt himself to be utidei the dnection and super vision of She Geiman embassy FuvthciiBorc the report said the committee had evidence that tiansocean uas the chief propa ganda organizationgf Germany in Guatemala Cuba Ecua i dor Argentina and Brazil the committee said in St Louis that the Geiman icpoit was unique in Amcncm Hisfoiy and that any nazi effectiveness would be destioycd by its con tents It Dies w hn gave the icpoit its white paper title prior to publication Aides of Dies said that he had decided to tile chuRe pcisonally i j of mquiiics nov tmdei way inDUlgdlla i many in the hope lhit ac1 i i n mines ot im muit unfiicndly AdVlSCCl DY KUSSIB lo the United St itcs might be dis T to Avoid Axis 1 leup Pershing lasl week lo accept the ambassadorship that the gen eral had waited for three or four days while he tried to pcr suadc his doctors to let him ac cept Then with very deep regret Mr Rooseveltsaid Pershing sent him word that he had to take or ders from hisdoctor instead of from the chief executive The president said he had felt that since Pershing knew Mar shal Henri Pelain head of the French government from their association m World war days the two undeistancreach othci Aid to Britain Is R President Roosevelt indicated that under present conditions American aid loBritain was near iU peak He said that everythingpossible Was being done at the picsent time ago Mi Rboevelt had laid down a rule of thumb tin der which he said Britain and the States share 5050 in American pioduclion of planes guns and other war equipment Fiiday whether in tt me Masoi City Danfortii has been assistant to Mr Dunn tdcclanng that Giec1 v c c uing leueating Uilum force company hated lo the deI eoveinment MW cm m m fense piogram tieated this way Thuibdiv nslt pcdictea The compmv said the stiike Ulc Halun im anci might be dnvon completely fiom Greek soil by Fiiday x f Tiie rominunjquc also c this week Diamond an Jaid boVi the aud the nounced ins assistants would be FianMm P Gill of faioux City and William B DalifOilh of not justified Among the dcfeiiMJ conti acts on I which the plant was woilung was a Sl200000 order for 25000 sets i o field army kitchens tnr the U S iepditcd and They found many streets in Hie Moslem quarter of the town al most completely burned out by fires started by Greek shells and by evacuating Italians The icmaimng citizens ot the town were said to have greeted tlu piecka wlttf many Vere near v A Greek ffeneraJ headquar ters announcement said llu little nations defenders seized 15 Italian guns including seven heavy artillery pieces four antiaircraft guns dozens of maehineeuns many howllzrrs foodstuffs and fuel depots Such an abandonment of hemv guns would indicate that tho fascist retreat was headlong A Greek spokesman empha sised however that Greek troapF were wary not to let themselves be clriwa out loofar Hanlcr referring to the reason for the walkout said the company refused to discharge a millworkei who brandished a knife and threatened Tom Davis chairman of the locals sheet mill committee when Davis demanded that he pay up bade The man also threatened the lives ot Davis wife and young daughter Hanker said The CIO spokesman said more than 1000 members ot the union voted to strike eaily Friday after the company declined to dismiss the employe Through the night and morning company and union heads con fcired in an attempt to reach an agreement bombardment of fascist positions The bombardment it said part of whichfellin area cast ot SidiBarrani caused no casualties or damage and most of the bombs aimed wildly at fell into the sea harmlessly LOOK INSIDE FOR WILLIA3I B BAJfFORTH Assistant Attorney ci edited DIIS him at SI Louis thit he did not intern to move against any innocent people iif nationalitv of the iccent accelciation of Gei p TT man bombings of English com 0611316 HOUSC mumtiei that lUle could be alteied r to Did oupreme Court Chamber or Capitol help to the j llic president viid the i v is illogeliicr too general He indicated lioucvcr Hint the w hite tipper his commit tee lisucd Thursday might not mean theend of the line ot inquiry concerned willi Gerniah aclivilics RUJDOLPH J ALLEN Dicture taken as he was rccov ing fromattempting suicide Body Found Hanging in Trees Near Resort AKRON S H Iiviken said that Hie body of a man foiiiid liahging in a grove of trees pi a River Sioux dance rcsor iiciir here nisiit iiid tentiitivcly identified as that of Hcm Lvvalt 37 Mcnill fi S mc IctU sonic cl m Irtboiei Coionci LuUcn Icuncri roimil nounul vjnn ol miidcn Uic death a suicide i usicti statement SOU A Bulgaiia Bul uiaii joveinmeut wai itpuitcd bi a Infill Pitcidv to been advisedby suviet Ruwia not io join the throepower axb alli ance Official jruarteis and the g o v e r n m e n tsupcrviscd press jmade no reference to the reported advice as this little nation appar 1 ently continuedto icel avenues I of involvement in wai some one could point out specifically how it could be clone he said u might be a dif ferent itorv But suggestions on that point he said must come from other people In i expense to anolnci inquny he sjid it should not be When The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudj slight ly cooler extreme east Friday night Saturday cloudy Ujht rain or snow MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness Friday night ami Saturday light snow west by Saturday afternoon or night colder Friday nlsht and cast Saturday IN MASON CITY i have a list of buspccts who I IMVC cvciy icison to believe aici CJjJfL gesUpo Geiman secicl police JOnnSOn Jgcnts m tlie United States Dies As fast as possible ive will move in upon Ihem place them under oath and take their testi mony But woave not going to move against innocents he repealed Tlic bulky document on liiz iliris ued Thiisdny ton tained uf exhibits whittt coniinilKi wcic f up ol in rit i Des Moines Postmaster WASHINGTON posl office department Friday an nounced lhe appointment Miss Edith M Johnson asacting poal miistcr at DCSMoiiicsIowa Miss icncfaij Mo Scnitoi Clyde II Hciiina CO w vvill UK mcv tirilcd bv lln deitli ni s St Hill llorrinc rrccnlly aniiuuiiccd lie noiiimilc his loi ill icpitscntcd the Monies pctelmastcitiip forgranted Uiat consideration was scn nte and housc Friday lo tiitiifci ihci foi tlie ic mundei of tnr cu to HIP old su preme courtchamber ofHie caji itol and llienew house office building ouicus loom rcspeclive to permit repairs to tlic roots i Slaxlmum Thursday ei tJrc rcgulai cnimbcis Minimum Thursday niffht inc two actions weie taken a At 8a m Friday i most simullancously after demo crilic lenders in both chambers had waincd then colledgwcs that the i oofs v cie in dangoi ot col GlobeGa7cttb tus Halii Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Tempoiiiy lepails uill be made during tile absence of thd lesislatiirc Both moves will be mnde Jlon day weather stalis 28 28 ID Inch 42 15 Simpson College Again Is Fully Accredited tan uci ition oi Jnivcittic ha below noimal ictoifd Snipon collectto u I fulh iiLicdilcd Ollcpts iul uriMtic Ilcvidcnl fiin O Gi announced Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast lor the period from p m Nov 22 to p m Nov 27 Upper Mississippi perature will average hear nor mal during period except slightly below Minnesota and northern uinMn Falling trend Saturday dcfirnt cold spell indicated Idtt two oiis with lempciitme filhna LI JO A C uci igo snuw Aimnculd uid i Sunditj md Mondiv 1111 m Light agajn at end of pcnod OWEN TUDOtt BOYD Briton Sets Fire to Plane Before Capture Athens went wikL Butfclt and Gicek flagi weie hoisted all the ancient capital Word of the fall of Koritza spread quickly through Athens The news was scribbled hasly on bulletin sheets which j re up outside cafes and newspaper offices By older uf Cie archbishop f Athenschurch bells throughout city were rung News of the full of Korilza was given to several thousand Italian prisoners in camps oil the out skirts of Athens Tho announce ment touchedoft a spontaneous demonilralion by antifascist It alians among the troops Thev stalled to a the Italian revolutionary song It was reportedfrojn KoriUa j that white Gieck iniantiy v 31 j completing the occupation of tlie j town fast cav ahy and aimoied cai I units luniiecl in pin nil of ic i treating Italian fanning DUI to the north and One Gieek cawilrv penetrated and occupied thp goiao dividing theHeights of Morova cutting ol f Alount Uun m Italian otitpot on the height a said to have surrendered On the wcjtciu soetoi ol the fionl uhcie Spailan mfanliv un were said tu have cut the read leading to Argyroeastron it was roportcd thai an entire battalion of Italian infuitry had suiren dcicd with all armsand equip ment i The Kpritwi news touched olt 1 suei a cclcbvatioii asAthens had not seen for years Crowds icd ttiiongli the iliccts w u vuifinn mipioniptii pa i icU chccims and singing Gieek tiationui soiigi PAGE 2 Grinnell President to Speak at Clarion Hawkeyes Raring for Win Over Illinois Blaze Causes Damage at Mankato M Mini dcNlitycd tio plaii n Die paper vice company nmrday msiu tli ci imi rc frtimaterl a moio in i i Ml UOIJ fi tnicn tlK 1 uncs 101 vcii hiuihcfoir ilc lire was bionsht under control ;