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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON ER HIST MCU A ART T OF IOWA CQUP 3 MOI NEB JA EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS fOL XLVI1 MASON CITY THI IR1GHT SPOT UMMD WIM3 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26 1940 PAPER CONSISTS of NO 40 GREEKS REPULSE COUNTERATTACKS ACT TO SPEED UP OUTPUT OF BOMBER SHIPS War Department Would Prevent Increase in Airlines Production WASHINGTON war department acted Tuesday to freeze plane production for com mercial airlines at the present level and simultaneously disclosed that a very large shortage of engines for the nations expanding military and naval airforcc was in prospect for next spiing Secretary Stimson announced at a pressconference that the dc paitment had asked the pnonhjes board to preventany increase in the number of planes going to comniercial air services The re quest was made Stimson said in the inteiest pi supplying Ameu and British needs for bomber and fighter airplanes At the sxne conference an aide of he uar department chief explained that a ve large shortage of engines sim ilar to those usedin commercial transports was in prospect for the fighting forces early next spring because of the time lag required to get new engine fa cilities into production At themoment the aide added make of big fourmotor bombers are being accepted with out engines i General George C Marshall chief of staff announced recently that in order to power such molorless planes Ihq army had obtained ftghts to erijines being manufactured far the Brit ish givingthe British priority instead to other bombers already rolling oft the productjoii line ttsiical expftnatiorr of flte rpf6s pectlve engine shortage nor would he define itjjther than by the term The conference Mr X Who Developed Best Bomb Sight Carefully Shielded WASHINGTON T Ii htp fnr t rin iniitinrrtranf 1nnti WASHINGTON T h e Mr X who developed the na tions No 1 military jealously guarded high accu racy b o m b S i g being shielded so carefully it was learned Tuesday that Authori ties decline to reveal his identity lest his life be endangered Mr X is the man responsi for the instrument known as the Norden bombsight A1 though not anavy man he worked closely with that de partment for 15 years in per fecting the invention Nothing more is known about him An other secret is the location of the plant where the sights are manufactured General George C Marshall army chief of stalf spoke of the secret device as the Norden bombsight when he emphasized last week that it would not be part of the equipment on the giant long range bombing planes just being released for sale to Great Britain The army chief made a pointed distinction between the Norden sight and an earlier in strument the Sperry bombsight The Sperry sighthe disclosed iiad been made available to the British General Marshall said that the Norden development had been adopted as standard equipment for United Slates army and navy bombefs super seding the Sperry instrument Until Marshall used it the name Norden had been gen erally unknown Efforts to ob tariii additional information however met an official wall of silence Although the secret sight was developed originally for the navy department offi cials refused to disclose the in ventors first name or whereabouts These officials said that his life might be en dangered it his identity were fully known Doyou think an el fort might be made to kidnap him and ex tort the secret one was asked It might be he replied F R Calls Chiefs to Discuss Defense Strikes Held to Jury 6n Charge of Manslaughter Sugene Otto Littig Dougherty waived preliminary hearing in po lice court Tuesday and was bound tothe grand jury by Police Judge Morris Laird on a thaige of man slaughter His appearance bond was fjxed at i was filed by Police Chief Haiold E Wolfe Tuesday moitting following the completion of his investigation into the acci dent that resulted inthe death of Charles C Quandt 18 Belmond Charles W Barlow county attor ney appeared for the stateLittig has been held in the city jail since his arrest early Sunday morning A coroners jury composed J P Manley William F Coonan and A M Gilpin returned a ver of accidental death following an h quest conducted by Coroner J E McDonald Monday afternoon at the police station Quandt died shortly alter1 5 oclock Sunday morning at a local hospital from injuries received when the parked car he was cranking was struck from the rear by a car driven by Littig Quandt received a concussion ol the brain likewise produced no statement of the division of present airplane production between commercial companiesand the armed forces Stimson hSmself jexplained that engines used in largecom mercial planes are equivalent to those used in bombers and with the addition of superchargers to those used in fighter planes At the outset of the Conference Stimson declared the DouglasAir 01 aft ompanj as now dcluei ing planes In commercial lines at the rate oJ 12 a month althoughit had been GO dajs behind m delneiing the test plane on an army order for 186 dive botiib Tho order for 186 dive bombers the secretary added was placed with Qouglas in the Spnng of 1939 and the planes are needed Tuesday for training purposes but he said only one bomber had been deliv ered and that is for test purposes At the same time Stimson de claied Douglas has proposed to make planes an expansion of commercial services The secretary said that the war department had no intention of j disrupting O curtailing iomineii ual an 01 of pi eventing commemal anlinei fiom ootaniiiigi ieplaicmciU planer Jajpt Eeo vKisachcr of the poiTce debartmentand Jol HanesV 925 Delaware avenue northeast and Harold q Quantify 2321 Twenty lirst street southwest father i he boy Aveve witnesses tothe acci dent A fluid test was taken of PRESIDENT AND BARUCHCONFER ON INDUSTRIES HOUSQ Judiciary Group Meetings to Discuss Possible Legislation BULLETIN DOWNEY Cal ment of the Vultec Aircraft strike was announced Tuesday by John R Steelmari chief of theUS department of labors conciliation service WASHINGTON Roosevelt summoned defense ad visers Tuesday for a conterencf on strikes in national defense indus tries Invited to the afternoon meeting were Secretary Stimson Secretary Knox Attorney General Jackson arid Sidney Hilhnan labor mem ber of the defense commission Stephen Early white house prcsi secretray said in announcing toe conference that the men were called to discuss labor in relation lo the difficulties of Strikes find so forth The discussion to start at 1 p m C S Ty was to follow a luncheon conference between the president and Beniard M Baruch York industrialist who was I chairman of the war industries Koritza Captured by Greeks in Backfiring Italian War accident This panorama view shows the Albanian cKy of KorlUa in which the Italians established a jnaia base of thjiir war on Greece only to onrushlng Greefctopopy whence cajpgiUpi lota reverse latest reports say that the Greeks have svvept on miles beyond Korltia n a drive 10 pwh the Italians njl ol Albania CONTINUE GAINS IN ALBANIA AS FASCISTS FAIL Italians Report Effort to Cut Flank of Troops at Epirus Unsuccessful BULLETIN BELGRADE Jugoslavia UR Greek troops were jenortcd to have taken the Italian mili tary strong 9f Posradec Tuesday but vast fascist rein forcements including hundreds of airplanes were said in fron tier dispatches to be rushing into Albania Fourteen Italian troop trans ports were said to have arrived at the port of Durazzo Tuesday from Italy after advices that told of Itandlouand fighting around Pogradcc where some 300 Greeks and possibly three limes as many Italians were re ported killed Italian Despcrati air squad rons protected the arrival of the transports at Durazzo and the troops were moved immediately Inland toward the front lines BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS A counter attack by Tesh Italian troopsnewly brought from Rome to stem the Greek ad vance Into Albania was reported Tuesday trt have been repulsed mid the Greeks continued drive AlllniUf li the 4ind regiment direct from tlie made a desperate elfotrlo hall tiie Italian retreat reports from the front declared they were oversvhclmcd by two Greek bayonet charges At the capitol meanwhile mem bers of the house judiciaiy com mittee gathered at the call of Chairman Summers D Tex to consider possible legislation that might be enacted to uurb strikes in defense plants Britain Has Resources for Another Year Some Believe WASHINGTON of the highest offipials in the government estimaled Tuesd ij tliat the British had financial iesouicet loi at least anothei eai of Ameiican puichateb Several said they thought the supply of gold securities and other atseis might conceivably last even two or more ycars Strip Picket of Survivors of Refugee Ship Being Hunted HAIFA Palestine Planes droned overhead and tugs plied the litterscattered waters pf Haifa harbor Tuesday for bodies and smvivoib among 1771 wan dering hulled the 11 885ton steamei PaiM ex ploded and capsized Most of those aboaid managed to sAvim ashore following the unexplained blast but authorities feared the loss of life was heavy The refugees who had ought illegal to settle m Palesinc had been placed aboard IhePatria for transportation olhci Biitisji colon foi the vats duration EUGENE OTTO LITTIG on Aranslaushter Trojan Horses ATHENS Greece Greeks arc using the Trojan Horse again A dipaUri Iiom the mnuiein front said Greek crews manned captured Italian tanks und drove into an Italian camp at Madik on the weit bank of Lake Ohrid Pogiadct The Italians be homeless Jewish refugees heving Italians were in the lanks pveiboaid Monday uhen ran 9ut lo greet them the Greeks opened fire killed several Italians and chased the rest to their brick headquarters building the dis patch Then it said the Greeks used their modern Trojan Hnrses to I MOST OF IOWA REPORTS SNOW Des Moines Aiiline Tiaffio Giounded Because of Weather DES MOINES1 Iowa got a hearty taste of snow Tuesday giving prospect of a holi day atmosphere and possibly a traditional blanket for thf states official Thanksgivin Thursday As much as two ioihes were reported in some sections The pituil icpoilcd i cads becoming and Mushy in pots willi me slipjjermes re ported in the extreme northeast part nt the state The patrol reporl Central T2 Miouing Cedar oveiLat snow ing highways wet and becoming slippery especially in one quartci1 inch on ground high ways slushy oiereasl some i snow south of town roads normal I inches of snow northern Missouri onehalf to four 1 inchesof snow highways slick Mason snow cloudy j The weather bureau said snow 1 was general over the Mate al In these quarters the appar ent Kcneral belief was that Lord Lothians recent statements on Britains dwindling resources ivere intended primarily llic stase for some future date when it may be vital for the empire to obtain credit Because of their responsible po sitions these officials would not discuss the situation fordirect quotation Hoxvevei according to informa tion obtained frohi them and others the factsof British spend ing and assets appeared to be these I 1 Since the outbreak of war the British have contracted to buy about S2riDOOOnOOU worth of Roods in the United States of 1 which iidUion iirf been dcliveied and pnd foi In tnc next year British commitmentj foi niplnnes ind othoi vuppho1 aip expected to total S4000000 ooo In the first12months nTllic i war actual shipments cf all kind of meicliandise mtludmg laige amounts of normal commercial tiansactions to the Butih cmpncl totaled 1 740 000000 t 3 At the besrinninff of the war British empire told American securities and other dollar re sources exceeded S4500000000 and was being augmented at the i rale of abbut S80tt000qOO a year with new gold production from empire mines LOOK INSIDE FOR HOLLYWOOD Holly wood city of neverceasing won ders now presents the strip picket et Greta Roan Austrian actress disgruntled because her small part in a new movie was eliminated in the final production began pick eting Universal studio But this she announced was to be no com monplace picket She she said would removes garment a diy until tlie produc er iigvecd to replace Die scenes j in which she appeared She i marched Monday fully Iluthcd Tuesday she promised she would remove Hieblouse Wednesday tlie skirt add sc on H is only protest i weak woman could make1 site ex plained In tlie north the Greek circes were believed to be pusluws ahead Reconnaissance pilots re JOHN BARRVMORF Greatly Relieved as Elaine Gets Divorce PAGE 2 North lovvans Plan to Observe Thanksgiving STATE PAGE Mohawks Named Big 4 Conference Champions SPORTSPAGE battcdown the j in tit Umaha and other western j points The storm center was ovci i Illinoii the burcaXifaid and the heaviest precipitation in this state in all probability would beover I the rastqrn border tciunties Sclicciiiletl aiidinc traffic j haltrd through DCS Moinrsl Unitccl Aii1 Lines said that one trip had I pifsed through Dps Moines earlier r ay but that its scheduled east i quarters building 17 British Neutral f Ships Lost in Week Admiralty Reports LONDON Brit ish allied und neutralmcrchan sliips totalliilR 50534 tons were tet through enemy action dur ing the week ended Nov 11 admiralty reported Tuesday It said they included 14British vessals totaling 50449 tons two allied totaling 7763 tons and one neutral of 1316 tons The admiralty said that during to have hunli 131340 Ions of mcr chant shipping bui coinmoiUcd rlbis represents an iof 121 per cent on actual losses boundtripwas being held at Omaha because of weather condi 7 tions at Ihc Chicago airport nc The snouat Chicagu had pro duced zerozero1 ceiling no in the groundingof all ships 4 From ieptlIBiJ o pel 11 1940 worth of sold was shipped to Ihc United States from the empire This total in ducted substantial o metal bcUnging o other but tlie bullof it was niiually 5 Altliuugh the Hriliati incnt has sequestered practically all the American securities of it nationals that they could be NAZIS AGAIN ATTACK BRISTOL FINANCIAL AID IS IMPRACTICAL i Senator Says Talk of 1 foi Bntain Is Somewhat Piemature 1 U 1 mmed ate c iictinn louaul giv ing financial assistance Ur thr British Was described bv Chair man Ocoige of lie senate foteign iclations cnmmittee Tuesday j impi actual and somcuhat pie mature In his fust public lommcnt on cunent issues Mncc lie v as chosen In head the strategic scnaVecom1 j mittec George D Ga had this j to say of a pending resolution by I Senator King D Utah would clear the wav Tor granting jcredits to Britain j I believe it is impractical tqi secure notion now somei BRITISH OFFER BULGARIA HELP Promise Neutrality to Result m Integnty in Peace Settlements LONDON lPiGroal Britain made a bid Tuesday for neutrality in the European willi a promise tliat Britain will strive to insure Bulgaria s integrity and Jidependcncciti eventual peace settlement R A Butler unriiTsecTeuiiv for foreign tinidina vvrittcn statemenl in the house of uum1 mons Lord Halifax foreign sec welcomes this opportunity of stating that provided Bulgaria 1 does not join or dSstst either acI twely or passively the enemies of polted that troops Nazis Decide on Hands Off i in Rome 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germany has decided on a j hands off policy in Italys flglit with Greece wellinformed sources in Rome said late Tues day at the same time scouting widespread rumors of an im minent German t hrust against Turkej Tiie informant asserted that only a German troops in Rumania and none In Bul garia although nreuous ri ports have placed air cstlmaird 1250000 nazi soldiers in Ihc Balkans Germany it was said is at tempting only to keep Turkey from entering the ivarion the side of Greece Great Blitam 01 attack hei allies it ii the intention of his majestj s government to do their best to in that in any eventual ettlement In vJiitll Great Britain is a party Hie integrityand ind pendenoc nf Bnlgiuia hall In fully respecter cnnS uttlc icsistancc in with The retreat was westerly direction Adi i itiL ci ac o in a general toward Hie uruin IPS A fioni ndo iirl roluriircl In the attiiclTueiclay on the inllic of Eugumd which larclliit In a hoavy n raid Sunday night1 Germans identified Ihis us the im portant port ot were lack in uv what premature He expressed this1view wltei visits o the slatrdcpartmenl and vhite house which he concluded by teilins irpurtoiv at thv lattcr piacU that be was in IrcsicJcnt Roohc velt ruiri Scnilaiy lintl m fur so W for cash net British sales of iiit MukinK liis firl call at each place howas clmsiMi coin mittcc chairman to succeed the laic Serialw Kev Piltmaii of Nevada George said he hud Reno1ar disfussion of theinter national situhtinii with the prcsii dont but had noltoiichcd to Britain ARE FATAL brouson G7 under trcaimctVt it a hnspitiil here since Oct 2f for1 injuriesincurred1 iu an automobile crash near New Hart ford was dead Tuesday nocm It the tame town tic Cei j financial aid mans apparently had picked foi a heavy assault Monday night j which was blocked by bad j DES it11tink P Sieving contest iv flying office of Polk tounty iliyrky sKics cameover in fiirio court clcrU againl Clcif of 1940 The total security hold IIIRS were estimated at S73o000 000 at the wars outbreak 6 Part of the empire cash needs arc being met from the sale of LuEiOJuer British products in this couillrv Tiit i Particularly Scotcli whisky and Australian wool Whisky now j hours of wcatberiWiVOdj Barkaiow republican n whiVli London eDjoyed file witli nisht williuul an nliinn iAudiUirl S can cads or c tlio United Stales and amounted i its in Ihc lasl yod siiu rcpubii The Weather FORECAST IOU Paitlv lucs dsy night and Wednesday llRht cast Tuesclaj night pre ceded by moderate to heavv Tuesday afternoon ex treme east slightly colder Tuesday night Fresh to occa sionally strong northerly winds MINNESOTA Unlit snow Tuesday night VIc d n c s fl a y moslly cloudy occasional lijflit snow north and extreme cast colder south Titestlay night fresh northerly winds Tuesday i and Wednesday preceded by easterly winds east pordbn Tucsdaj IN MASON CITY tit iicx Monday Minimum Monday night R At 8 a m Tucsililv YKAH AGO Maviiunm Hiniinuni tit Extended Forecast Extended wcatlwrr forecast iur the period iVoin f in 26 to in Nuv Upper MississippivalleyUin peratufe will average sljgiiih be llow normal for the peiidd to a Li i above fniruiiii condi lions and TlHiCiflav and below normal tridny und Saturday PrccipiUitiim boul eiiigc lightly abiivr Itlt 01 ajjam Fudav and Salurday Giveli troops had landed on the noie in Aluaman Fpt riif Htid liiid got behind the Itaf f la n but tiie Dalian liisli rnmntaiul itiKHtinj s n ll 1 1 rim v IK tic tnbmcot cut to piece t A spcuil dispatilt fiom thr central seetw said the Italians x m idi i filial clioit frantic rearguard effort to halt tinqcnclc advance of the Greek They failed however in a way vnuh UHgic lov them Al upon district Fred turks by ilu Crooks at bayonet pumt tolloXvcd Sy ri second ittici thins GrocU vepovtctl buttlinifiercely lot Argirocastru ifjiinvt talleredl desperate Italians retreat might be uut off by fall of the last in vasion base in southernAlbania A pcciiil GreoU disMaleti frnni txiitrwl front added that thr fiirJui resistance of the Italian They biuuslll in IJurl iVinillit which a cluni ertfgi jiniit ui Itdiuans inicl dipatLliccl it inimixliiitcly to the front linns tn Ihfreliniit they iiirn tbor officer full o rntliususiiv Theenemy army liiul been Iccimutcd1 in this sectoi in tiie days and had been rcinfurcedtriprevent disbandiiiR Attcr a fourhour pitched rattle they had to retreat in spite of the fact that tlicir of ficers fnught witli selfsacrifice tml tnaclr Brcat rfforts to hold llic men lit Ihr tjiri it citii of liiiitlili Din lircks rrportcrt pass 7 ;