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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVI1 They Too Are Americans Good Will Delegates in Antilles EDITORS NOTE This is he first of a series of articles lo widen by the GlobeGazettes managing editor W Earl Hall duringthe course of an extended tour of South America as one of a party of a dozen North Ameri can journalisfs and educators traveling as guests of the Car negie Endowment for Interna tional Peace This article was written during the first sea leg of he 20000 mile pilgrimage and is intended to supply a background for subsequent re leases from the South American capitals It is planned to hold each letter to substantially the length of this opening install ment ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS NUMBER 1 By AV EARL HALL ABOARD THE S S LUCIA IN THE CARIBBEAN our 10000 tou Grace liner plows a rippling path through the dark blue waters sep arating the myriad islands of fhc Antilles I stall attempt to set down some of the questions to It i c h in the next t wo months I hope lo learn the firsthand an swers The roll and pitch ot live ship on a some w hat rougher than usual sea will not be par ticularly con ducive lo I h i t ki n g or typing but I hope that by dint of extra effort I can assemble some of live vagrant thoughts which in my half week on the water have been running through my mind First of all I want lo learn how South Americans REALLY feel to ward us North Americans I want to Jind out to my full satisfaction whether the hostility so frequently 11 J I EARL HALL tnu xioiy ramiiy uamc alluded by authorities on our with the Hev R P Hit hemispheric relations is of adeep elatingBurialrivillbe and abiding character or whether sephs H is something that has been ex aggerated in the telling Approximately half of fhe 200 passengers ridinf first class mi this vessel arc Latin Amcricaiis My contacts with them have been of the most pleasant type imiffinaWe From this experi ence it would be easy Tor me to dismiss rujht now as baseless this whole Question of racial or geographical hostility But I recognize that this would be drawing a conclusion from too evidence My answer at JtfASQN CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 11 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT OFTWO SECTIONS NO 120 FR ASKS 7 BILLION FOR BRITISH Stanley T Comfort Dies at Home of Heart Attack Native Mason Cityan Was U S Commilteeman of Young Democrats Stanley T Comfort Mason City ailorney prominent in state and national councils of lie democratic parly died Monday afternoon at his home here of a heart attack He was born in Mason City IS 1300 Mr Comfort had been at his office as usual Monday but about 2 oclock in the afternoon complained of not feeling well and went to sec a physician who advised him to go home and rest He died shortly after 3 oclock After his graduation from Ma son City high school in 1920 Mr Com attended the University of Notre Datne and received his law degree from Drake university in 1925 He was admitted to the bar the same year j From 1925 to 1930 he was a partner in the firm of Comfort and Comfort Dos Moinej with his two older brothers Since 1930 lie practiced law in Mason City lie look an active interest in politics and in 1937 was chosen by he Youiiff Democratic clubs of Iowa as national committee man for a two year term In 1938 he was appointed a mem ber of the national executive committee by the n a I i n n a I president of the Younjr Demo cratic clubs if if lie is survived by nis half brothers Frank and George Com fort both of Des Moines and his stepmother Mrs Julia Comfort 301 First street northeast with whom he made his home Funeral services will fac hekl Thursday morning at 9 oclock at the Holy Family Catholic church STANLEY T COMFORT PEARCE GRABB ARE REELECTED 1052 Ballots Cast Despite Snowstorm Labor Candidate T rails Dr George M Crabb and Frank D Pearce were reelected lo the Mason City school board Monday wilh a majority if more than T to over Hie labor candidate Harold L Lcake The vote Dr Crabb 901 Pearce 4B Lcakc 245 The 1052 ballots vast ihe snow storm compared with 1480 last year 1974 in and P Murphy offi 317 in 1938 illbe in St Jo Only written votes were one cemetery here for Mrs G Cady iii the sec Tlie Holy Family ladies aid will ward one for Ray Seney Jr say ihe Rosary at the Meyer Ju arid two for Ernie Etigler in the neral home Tuesday evening at fourth ward oclock The regular Hosarvi Tlic vole bv wards will be said at 8 oclock Firs I Second and Third VK IMfi 3S5 this time would bottom on impulse J 032 ilih 1oarr 1H7 172 31 ai 203 170 901 845 lather than on studj I am Iherc fore making a studied effort to avoid projudging Next I shall be enormously in terested in the South American at titude toward the world of to morrow What is popular senti ment with respect to tiie European war How far lias nazi infiltration gone How effective has the large scale German propaganda program been among Latins the western hemisphere Here again my observations contacts on the Santa Lucia incline me to an answer in advance Neither I nor any member of our Carnegie party so far as I know has found a single South Ameri can passenger who would a Huod word for Hitler To the con trary all have been outspoken against him But Im trying to keep the open mind Then theres the question of i whether it will be cither possible or practicable for the two conti nents of the western hemisphere to gear their individual economies into each other on a mutual bene fit basis Or is there a fundamental competition and clash ot interests hostile to such economic coopera tion Last summer came home from the panAmerican confer ence in Havana Cuba with a rather conviction that such cooperation as we cct from fhc Latin American coun tries aside from such item as roffcc rubber and bananas nil liavc to lie bought with United States dolars on the bar rel head Such a prospect seemed lo be indicated by the attitude of the Central anrl Souib American rep resentatives at that parley In the background too was the obvious fact that these neighbors to the south have in surplusage many ot the same raw materials which Sive the United States its own surplus headache And in contrast o flus com petitive picture as between Latin America and the United States the logical affinity between he economy ol South America snc the economy of industrial Eu rope particularly the British Isles and Germany The Isttcr possess large facilities for manufacture or processing and stand in need of South Amciicas raw materials Again however I come back to my vcsolve iiyi u so about the countries of South America seek not ions Rallicr I shall seek hope to find a actual basis Eor j Kourili abandoning this defeatist concep tion of our future relations with I TOTAL Latin America I should like to discover that I have been dead wrong in all tins a A deep underlying mutuality of I D I T J 1 IT So a to Kelease noheniohe SENATE FAVORSwider Use Farm Output Seen by Ford 4YEARCOUNTY STATE OFFICES House Again Debates Blood Tests in Drunk Driving Evidence DES MOINES h e Iowa senate Tuesday approved four year terms for state and county officers If Ihc house falls in line lie proposal to give state officers Jouryear terms would be ready for submission to the legislature again in 1943 Then it could be voted on oy the people and the first election at which state officials would be chosen for a fouryear term would he in IflSfi Tle proposal to give county of ficers fouryear terms needs the approval of only one session of the egislaturc and would not have to be put to a vote of the people Jart rf iue county officers nould be elected in 1942 for fouryear terras and the others ni J94J Sl the terms all county officers under lie now fouryear arraiiKcmeiil would ot expire the same year The veto was 42 to t for ionr voar terms for stale officers and to n for fouryear terms for comity officers Tho deiay in making Ihe four year term effective for stiiie offi ces is due to the fact that thev are cunstitutioniI offices and require a constitutional amendment County offices excepting that of Ihe county attorney who is tied in is ttea in despite wuh the stale officers in the four yearterm plan are statutory of fices and a change does not in volve such a long procedure Similarly one state pffice that of secretary of agriculture is not included wilh he list of those which would be affected by the proposed constitutional amend ment because il is a statutory of fice WAYS Ga Iord envisions A day only several years off when a farmer will row most of the materials soiuy nto his motor car and perhaps provide the fuel f r n ni plants as well Well have an experimen tal body ready at our plant in a month or so made chiefly of plastics from cellulose fibers easily grown the Detroit au tomobile manu facturer said in HtXRY FORD an inlc r v i c w here Tuesday plastic body will be sev eral hundred pounds lighter and will be a bcllcr body for several reasons he added Ford said the field of plastics is almost unlimited and well see them used more and more m houses and offices inslead of wood He displayed some Attractive bath anct kitchen tiles and what appeared to be silk socks Those tile were made from corn colxs and tree bark right here in our laboratory Ford asserted The socks used lo be ordinary sawdust He said it was known thai if necessary we can produce satis factory fuels for engines from po tatoes com rice and oilier farm products The manufacturer said chemis try would help to renew an in terest in agriculture and lie ad vocated fanning for securilv A farm boy ought to be able lo fill Ills pockets full of seeds and make himself a good living from he added economic interests would long way toward permanently binding our continents for their obviously identical defense needs Finally it is clear beyond mis taking that the preservation of a free government for free men in the United Stales will be infinite ly easier with the democratic ideal prevailing in Latin America than it could be it our neighbors to the south moved further toward totali tarianism in any of its various forms Sliilc offices affected would lie those of Eovcrnor lieutenant Knvcrnor secretary ir state iiitiUor nf state treasurer of stale iinrl attorney sencral The stale superintendent of public instruction and members of tlie commerce commission al ready have four year terms Su prcme court justices are elected lor government Tuesday was deter sixyear term1 mined to keep Princess Stefame i Countv offices which vould be llohcntohc under arrest until she filled in 1M2 for fouryear torim could be deported U S Attorney S Fights Efforts SAN FRANCISCO h e Thomas Lynch dcrs from the received or attorney generals office in Washington to oppose on all legal grounds her release from Ihe U S public health service hos pital at the immigration station where shc has been held virtually incommunicado since Saturday would be treasurer sheriff and coroner The auditor clerk and recorder would be elected for four years for the first time in 1044 County supervisors have three year and district judges already have four year term Blood Test Action Again Is Delayed The Iowa house cannot make up its mind on the bill to force a motorist lo give up a bit of his blood for evidence purposes in n a drivinjjwliile intoxicated case Kindling lasl minute fire un clrr the measure house opponents Tuesday again forced postpone ment of final action on the bill II has been U the top of the house calendar since Feb 26 and now has been the subject ot at least two extended debates Also scheduled for considera tion in the lower chamber Tuesday was the marriage health blood toil bill but the drivmgwhtlc inloxicatcd measure took up ihe entire morning The latter bill will bo the subject of some more argu ment when the convenes again a in Wodncsdav SAYS US AID TO ARRIVE IN TIME British Air Minister Sinclair Confident of Defense of England LONDON urn Air Minister Sir Archibald Sinclair told com mons Tuesday that formidable American aircraft reinforcements will arrive in time for the great battle of Britain and said thai Ihe royal air force is now greater absolutely and relatively t German 1 u r t waffe strength than when the great air battles began last sum mer Sinclair in troducing 1941 estimates for B i i t a i ns air force asserted thai Hi c RAK h rt s destroyed German PROPAGANDA IS AIMED AT BILL TO AID BRITISH Matsuokas Visit to Berlin Viewed as of Great Significance BV THE ASSOCIATED IllKSS Iropagancia guns of theJtoine BerlmTokiu allianceboomed in 1 concert against Die United Slafci Tueiday as lipaus Foreign Min ister Vosuke Malsuoka prepared to leave the far easl for imporlant talks with Adolf Hitler and Bciiilo iMussolini ISEKLlV Informed naris said MauuokYs visit was one of a seriesol counter actions to Ilic United States aUttoBritain bill It ivas regarded as significant iksu MiiisiiolCH uoulcl be accompanied by military experts il is accidental or prcmcililalcd Gor man sources snicl at least il is of our time lint Matsiiokas departure on a trip wliicli should Iiriiis him to Ger many in about a furlnijrhl mcicles with passage of the Icasclcud hill of lie powers adhering to me lrjiiirlite pact believe in the purely dofcnsive cha racier of lhat measure HOME Italians said Alalsuoka would discuss Japans role under threepower pact in the event ot trouble with the United Slates over the British aid bill Stufatii official Italian news agency clectuved tlic approach of spring with its expected offen sives gives ruatsuokas visit ex ceptional importance The newspaper La Tribuna said that Japanese Foreign Min ister Yosuke Matsuoki would visit Berlin and Rome follow iiic the American legislative ac tion to reach agreements willi Hcichsfuclirer Hitler and Ire mier Mussolini under the rc rlfirocal engagements 1 n d joint interests of tlic three jioiv crs associated in the tripartile Jiact I II described the trip as an imI mediate answer tn Washingtons thieatcning move Yesterday America spoke La Tribuna said Soon Japan sny her word t is for this thai Mil stioka is coming to Berlin and Rome Only lUrmtiay Kascisl Kditor Virsinio Gayda often known ns Premier Mussolinis spokesman threatened many disagreeable prises in England and the Untied States in the Pacific The Japanese foreign minister v as scheduled to leave Tokio Wednesday night traveling via Moscow Uncle Sams lawks or War Senate Lend Bill Changes Are Accepted WASHINGTON completed action Tuesday on tne historicBritish aid bill The roll call vote which sent il o the white house was announced as 317 to on house acceptance of senate amendments The big development came on a I day that in London Air Ministc j Sir Archiuold Sinclair told the house of commons tlvvt American warplanes will get here in time for the developing battle ol1 the Atlantic and another authorita tive source said the spring blitz which Hitler promised has begun1 House acceptance of an even senate amendments was Die Imal legislative act OH the procc dentshiitlenng measure The measure was sped to the house almost two months to the day after its introduction Jan 10 As soon as the president signs it tic have tle unprecedented authority to manufacture or other wise procure any defense article ami turn it oxer to the govern ment of any country whose de fense he vital to liie de fense ol ue United States A SUUOOOGUOO limit js hn sect by the bill on the amount of existing military tnnaval equipment which could be turned over to other nations The president powers under the law would end June 10 19K unless terminated earlier by a majority vote of the house and senate but contracts negotiated under the bill could run until Julv 1 liHfi REPoWfiROWN TO QUIT POST Informed Quarters Say Resignation Statement Is Nearly Completed MOINES ment of George A Browns resig nation as executive secretary ot llic losva High School Athletic as sociation was expected in in formed quarters here Nile Tues day Only a few details remained o UP ironed out before nil official announcement covikl be made ac cording to this report Sources close to the board on control which had asked Browns rcsiialion by April I said it was probably that Lyle Quiim as sistant to Brown for the last year would be given the secretarys po sition provides any arrCRliiiH officer the power to direct i Cj 1 nf hirH 1J the Clleiliy Thr intoxication measure a mended Tuesday provides 1 That shall iiiive taking of a bluod or other bodily substance lest in a driving whilcintoxicatcrl ciisc 2 Thai ihc sample taken bo di vided and sealcti in two contain ers One sample would be analyzed I tor ihe prosecution of the case and ilir other for the defendant That if the test shows five hunclrdcihs per cent or less weight uf alcohol in the blood the person would be classed as not intoxicated If the results was be tween five and lahundrdclhs per cent the evidence would be ad missible bul not as prir evidence of intoxication iiundrrieths would be considered definite evidence of intoxication ami IJUO UiliHli planes in 10 months with a loss of less than 1 300 British aircraft He was confident that American iir which be characterized already great would flow to Britain in quantitiei that would make itself fell in the qvcat bat tles about to begin Hen Paul Joseph Goebljels tells his German dupes lhal American help for Britain will arI rive too late Sinclair jaid But I tell Uic louse that these forI ntidable aircraft thn choicest fruits of American design and I craftsmanhip will get hern in i lime Sinclair was confident of Bril s ability defend the British d carry lite war back JAIS THINK V S IS STEP NEARER WAR The lapancc press meanwhile viewed United Stales senate pass i w of the aidioBritain bill a iniltinj the J S a step nearer war and sml the possibiJilies for American pressure on Japan were increased Mother of 9 Children Found Shot to Death Ohio Mrs Alphonso Kolcy G mother of 9 children was found shot lo death Monday night in a field 1 few blocks from her cist side home Coroner David II Hauscr said she had not been attacked and members or the family told police she had not been robbed Her husband said he knew of no onjiny who imsiit have wanted lo I kill his wite One newspaper Asuhi said York information indi cated thi1 first slop under the Iiill would he a deal whereby American destroyers would be traded fur Mritisri capital ships which the V S can send tn far eastern waters a K a i n s I lapau in order to aid Chinese Generalissimo C h i a n R K a i Shck mure njferessivcly One vidclyicad Japanese naval ftilii Hear Admiral Gumpci Sckinc dcfimd Jipjfs ca pioperity sphere in Asia In inj elude India Australia the i Philippines Not without careful and study he said can give ihc house Ihc assurance thai un less Hitler has up his sleeve a more effective secret weapon than lie has yet managed in pro duce our technical superior cv with moral superiority will cei oy j Uiinly be maintained throughout The S sj Santi Lucia rarryinsr members nl llic Carnccic Fnclnw mcnt sailed mji of Xew York harbor Past Hc stalgVof libcrlv1o c m a snod will trip lo Smith America described i and qucm articles hy W Karl Hall member of the 5oort will delegation SHIP SINKS 9 SAVED HONOLULU Chcs Icr Jackson of Ihc steamer Hawaii radioed Tuesday that the motor ship Stanley Cochrane had sunk md he liaci rescued nine survivors frmi a small raft He said two members of ihc crew David fa kuano and HanId Smyth were missinc in a skilf Bennys Contract Said to Be Weekly HOLLYWOOD Bon ny popular radio personality has signed a contract for another year of broadcasting under sponsorship of General Foods corporation il was announced Tucsdav Bennys new contract with General Foods is reported n call for 500 a week nut nf which he must pay Orchestra Lender Phil I 1 Tenor Dennis Day Hocliclcr rJdI Sriie Anderson and liis wiilcis I The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and slightly colder snow flurries extreme east Tuesday niglit Wednesday partly cnld cr cast fresh northerly winds MINNESOTA Partly cloudy In cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday MIDW flurries north rasl and Tuesday night ex treme cast collier west and smith Tuesday riifrhl aint east Wednesday f r r s 11 mn thcrlv winds IN MASON CITY Maximum Monday 11 Minimum Monday night if At S a m Tucsdav 7 Snow p mrics Precipitation 05 hicli YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum 17 Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for Ihc period from 630 p m March 11 to p m March 13 Upper Mississippi valley Ihei temperature will average near normal or slightly below for the period cold weather first two days HI u I again about Saturday TOTAL DECIDED ON AT PARLEY IN WHITE HOUSE Message to Congress Will Probably Be Given on Wednesday WASHINGTON MPresident Hoosevelt congressional authori ties disclosed Tuesday will ask LougiCbS for a S7000000001 ap propriation to carry out the Brit ish aid program under legislation which he is expected to sign lale I uesday or Wednesday v The chief executive jirobalily will request that sum in a mes sage to congress Wednesday lip disclosed his intention to ask for the IIIIEC sum at a confer ence attended by members of t ic senate anil house appropria tions commiltecs and other ICR islalors Chairman Glass DVa of the senate appropriations committee made the announcement that TMr Roosevelt would recommend ihf appropriation nnd he said it would be all cish Thai would omit any contract authorizations What specific items the money would vised for was not dis closed but members of the con gressional delegation which failed at the wiute house said it would permit purchase of nil authorized ii the British aid bill Sciialur Byrnes 1JS Carl when uskcd what period tlic ap propriation would be for said H would cover the life of liic Furthermore the 57000000000 total Byrnes explained is inclu sive of of present ivar supplies now in possession of the army and navy which may be transferred to Britain or other nations in other words Byrne ey plamcrf if Jic president Irans fencd t Britain of army equipment S5DUOOO 000 of the new fund could be turned over lo ihc army for tlic acquisition of new equipment Actually t J e might vary up or down a slight amount several of the congress men indicated but it is the lies round number available The S7OQU000000 would tliu largest peace time appru imatnm CVT requested in Americas history Tin chief executive moving rapidly ahead with plans to put the British aid program into full and immediate operation began conference with the ranking offi cials of the war and navy depart ments immediately after inform mc Die delegation from capitol lull of the huge appropriation he planned In ask BULLETINS BELGRADE Juso slav sources said Tuesday nitht cvcrvtliinK js setllcd except Ihc date and manner of depar ture for hich tiiRoslav states men ivlio will visit Germany tn sisn a closer accnril with the UMS ISTANBUL Cx fitoson rwkud the Pcra Palace hotel Tuesday a feutnin utcs alter GcorRc W licndcl lor inciBritish minister lo Bulgaria and his legation stall1 hitl tiktn uii hcadnLKri Uns thetc Scctnis of tile and dyinu could he heard from the street immediate ly after Ihc blist as police imrl fucmcn fouah tiieir into thr liocl TWOTRAINS CRASH HEADON WATERLOO c1 Leaping j from their locomotive cab 1110 jmcnt belorc two Illinois Central frcisl1 viashcrl Mention ui il ino rruiCiC of Delawar Monday six Icn escaped serious than Chf mjury VOSUKK MATSLOKA sec Hitler northern Illinois I anun all svclions jcriorl Tlic iauc 1 5C I wo Irainr oens m in sriir had not occi dcicrniiried it v snd at The IVT train clworr In nnirs in iJinpiii i v irjnrrd bcl   

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