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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             HIST MtU tk T 011T i A t c P Ct S I 3 I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT io SPOT tea affl VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 14 1941 CONSISTS OF TWO SUCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 132 Celebrities Are Among Passengers EDITORS NOTE This is another of a series of articles written by IV Earl Hall Globe Gazette managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as one of a party oJ 12 guests ot the Carnegie Endow ment for International Peace NUMBER 4 By W EARL HALL ABOARD THE SANTA LUClt APPROACHING SOUTH AMER ICAS NORTHERN of the sources amazement to me on this voyage lias been th casual manner in which my Car negie endowment comrades an the passenger list generally have regarded the ce lebrities in our midst Not so this boy Irom the Iowa corn rows When I learn ed that Thornton Wilder oE Pulit zer book anc play fame occupying stateroom not fa Irom mine really thrilled t RAF FIERCELY BLASTS HAMBURG Were on Santa Lucia THOUNTON WILDER SHERWOOD ANDERSON Amoiijr celebrities aboard llic S S Santa Iucii were Thornton Wilder novelist winner of the Pulitzer prize and Sherwood Ander son author of Dark Laughter WincsburR Ohio and either richly original hooks Mr Anderson became ill on llic trip and died suon after reaching Panama ENGLAND URGES QUICK HELP IN SHIP PROBLEM Salter Being Sent to U S to Work Out Details of Assistance LONDON a quick help from the United Slates bolster her merchant marine in n statement issued Friday at No JO Downing street The statement said Prime Min ister Churchill was sending Sir Arthur Sailer parliamentary sec retary to the ministry of shipping to the United States immediately lu work out details o aid shipping k I the possibility EAUt HAUL making his ac ouaintance That opportunity has come and Im pleased to report that extraordinary success has left him a wholly personable even modest man My introduction to him cam during the course of a reception fov passengers given by the popu lar captain of our ship througl the good offices Lee Morrison our partys secretary Conversa tion turned at once to Mr Wild ers several visits to Iowa and hi friends on the campus Iowa including Norman voeister E ngJ s h deaartmen head an the late B F Shambaugh if V Although Pulit zer prizewiwninK hook The Bridge of San Luis Bey had a Peruvian he will on this very day set foot tor the first time on South American soil Tliosc knowing Mm better I3 I kidded him about goin dowi to supervise a little repair job on bridge he seemed immensely to enjoy the humor of it all Super Board on Mediation Considered By UNITED TRESS President Roosevelt began unding out labor leaders Friday i a proposal lo create an 11man ipermediation board to handle abor disputes in plants producing ic materials which nre expected o make the United States the av enal for the democracies Sidney Hillman associate divec or of the office production management was expected to lay plan before the labor policy WOODEN GUN FOUND ON MAN Minnesotan Jailed After Trying to Avoid Gas Payment BUFFALO wood en gun a 22 rifle mid i 410 gauge shotgun were found i the pos session ot a youth who his name as Wesley Hansen 23 Biicelyn rIinn Thursday night after he was stopped in an at tempt to diiye away from a ser vice statidniwithbut paying for advisory commission and niittee may go to the white house ater to discuss the labor situation vith the president Thirtytwo strikes affecting de fense production were in progress four of them at U S army pvo ects Government officials insist d the numbeu was not alarming and Navy Secretary Frank Knox told a house committee the situa tion docs not warrant tlie amount of excitement that is raised over it Charles Tutton the station stepped on the Min nesota cars running board and stopped Hansen calling for help in the meantime The Minnesota youth wns held in the Buffalo Center city Thursday nisht and taken to Forest City Friday by Sheriff Jack Johnson of WInncbago county lu no sphere ot our war effort is Ihe help which the United States can give us under the lend lease legislation more urgent than thai of shipping it said Thursday A mission under Robert it Brand also is to go to the United States to arrange tor foodstuffs The statement explained that Churchill was sending Sir Arthur to the United States discuss with the United Slates adminis tration various forms their help might take in solving shippin problems and added i H will also be necessary for the representative of his majestys government to discuss with the United States administration an arrangement whereby foodstuffs will be made available to this country under leaselend arrange ments The minister oC food has asked the Hon Robert H Brand to un dertake head of a small mission which he is sending to the United States Powder Plant Blast Kills 50 in Spain SEVILLE Spain IP Fifty pctvons were UUlcd authorities estimated when the Sunlit Bar bara powder depot neatSeville blew up Friday The number of injured was placet at 480 All Seville fell the blast vio lently A workers suburb 100 houses was wrecked scarcely one of the houses remaining intact In all 2500 persons were left homeless Only a persons escaped from lie powder depot and textile factory under construction nearby was all but demolished Five soldiers guarding llie poiv dev house were among the dead There were many women and 1 children injured in the workers to suburb their men having gone to work before the blast occurred The factory pvivsvteijr owned belonging to the Union Roosevelt Will Talk Saturday on Aid Program British Aid Is Already on Way Abroad Espanola dc Explosives and con tained powder and dynamite loi use in mines and industry The watchman told Iricnd WASHINGTON Roosevelt will make a radio nd drcis to the nation Saturday night i ou defense and aid to nations battling aggressors He will apeak at p in cen tral standard time ior M minutes atan annual dinner given liin by the White House Corespond ents association and his address will he broadcast The chief executive asked re porters at his press conference for permission lo inject the address into the program lotthe dinner tmd was assured that he might do so On the questions of the specific iHiro of war supplies that have been or will be sen I to Britain Mr Uooseveil chose to remain indefinite He said in response to questions that there had been no decision on Ivanstevving addi tional naval craft of any type As for cuK vessels he said Ihi WASHINGTON Secretary Stimson said Friday Hint sonic de fense material to he transferred to Great Britain under the lend lease act already hud started to it1 destination Im the moment ho secretary of war withheld details The Information will mime out in line time Mr Stimsoii told iircss conference inquirers As far as I am concerned no details will he disclosed pre maturely I dont Ihinli it would he fair lo Great Hritaiii NAZIS ADMIT 50 KILLED WHEN 2 HOSPITALS HIT Trip Hammer Blows of British Are Felt in Many German Cities By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS British air force mauled frequentlybombed Ham burg overnight in the greatest as sicult yet set oil facilities at Rot terdam iiblnzc delivered minor he intended country to load several hoses of explosives nncl it was believed one fell caus ing the blast transfer none available for Given very enthusiastic in dorsement by Secretaries Hull Stimson and Knox the 000 leuselend appropriation bill advanced rapidly Friday tlirouRii the preliminary phase of lesisla tive consideration Chairman Woodrunt D Va his house iipnropriatiuus sub committee Doped U finish it on the measure during the clay thus completing in twi days its deliberations ou the liiiR csi appropriation in peacrtinv lovvans Los Angeles I 111 Postponed 3rd Time Grounds Wet t1 B B iH By common consent the fo most liardJuck passenger on i ship was Sherwood Anderso also a topflight conlempora writer of fictional books On once in the five days at sea what was to have been a vacation trip for him was he able to take his meals in the dining hall Arrangements en route were made by radio for a possible emergency operation in cither Barranuilia Colombia our first port of call or in the Canal Zone Mr Anderson was taken to the hospital at Colon C Z on arrival there but died the night of March 9 from an abdominal ailment complicated by periton itis Arrangements were then made to return the body to the United The first I wo days were ex tremely rough so rough in fact that seasickness was almost the rule Throughout the ship there was extensive damage particu larly to dishes in the kitchen and ealinj quarters Iy own pen alty was a somewhat rcrtiiccd appetite a fact my family will he pleased to learn THINKS US AID WILL TURN TIDE WORKERS BACK SON KEYSTONE S Dal Womans Body Found in Shallow Grave 2 Confess Slaying ST PETERSBURG Flu The body of Mrs Ruth wife ot n wealthy retired metal lurgist was found in a shallow grave near Gainesville ila early Friday and two taxidrivers were held as the slayers of 111 ciS year old Canadian woman Police Chief B D Vaughn said the two St Petersburg cab driv ers admitted that they killed Mrs Rawliris Wednesday night ari hauled her 115 miles in laxi before hiding it in a road side grave Sheriff Todd Tuckei signed first degree murder war rants against the men a few hours after the was recovered James Rawlins husband of the dead woman told Ihc Evening Independent that he was 21 former metallurgist and assistant super intendent for the International Asked about printed reports that approximately 100 naval ships of various types including tor ocdo boats overage destroyers and old submarines would be turned dver to the British Mr Roosevelt said they were entirely inaccurate lie said there had been no con sideration given to types or num bers of ships although that die not mean that in liic future somi war vessels might not be trans ferred to Britain The president said Spriugfick rifles were not included in the lirst line of items approved fo shipment to Britain and Greece but asked that reporters not in quire about other specific article and try to find out by a proces rials allocated On the question ot assistance t China Mr Roosevelt said that matter was coming along all right but thai he had no announcements to make on it at the present istoiy LOS ANGELES Pj Wet grounds That H was announced Friday 1 in tliis niceca Ior tourists is Hie petition signed by 42 workmen on reason for the postponement for the third time of tlie Iowa picnic C H Parsons secretary of the the Mount Rushmon memorial asked Friday that Lincoln Borg luni be allowed to complete liis fa thers work The petition ivas sent to Ilussell Avundel secretary ot AI 1 C the Mount Ruslimorc memorial Alexander Victory anj to wiiiiam MC Reynolds a member in Washing ton If British Hold Out Until Help Arrives Nickel company He and his wife were visiting here from Toronto Canada Iowa Picnic association gianced at the longrange weather forecast and announced the event would be held April 26 in Lincoln park un less it rains too much month The picnic annual gathering of former lowans now in California was to have been held Saturday Finds Snakes and Alligator Flees ATLANTA thief who cut his way into an automobile dropped his loot in a hurry Two boxes he removed from the car were tound on the pavement nearby One contained a fourfoot alligator the other 12 live snakes England Is Equipping Invasion Troops LONDON was dis Friday to he equipping in vasion troops for use against botli Germany and Italy These units would he landed by armored in vasion barges carrying some 50 men each The front of the barges are something like a steel shield with 18 portholes for fast firing guns The waterborne troops would be protected by co ordinated barrages from naval guns and attack bombers The bill ulrcaily lus acquired the No 1 position mi the house calendar fur next Tuesday and its pussaec by Wednesday night was Kevicvally forecast V There a conspicuous lack of outspoken opposition either in itnise or i senate Most ot the critical comment heard con cerned whether the full S7000 000000 was needed immediately or could be spent during the com ing year Senator Taft R who voted against the British aid bill reported informally that there ap peared to be support for a pro postal to limit the castv aEpropria tiojTfo for the firs year and make the other 000000 available in authorizations A change of this character h argued would sive cunercss closer check on the progress ot th program i if Ill all atmosphere strictest secrecy meanwhile llic house appropriations s u h c o inmillcc called army navy ami liudset officers fur qitcsliomiiff on IIOM the vast armaments ami supply fund would be spent Hacks against Bremen and Km en and torpedoed and sank a axi supply ship off the Frisian stands the air ministry an oimced Tridny This second straight night oC riphammer blows against Ger rum and nayiheld territory was Iclivcrcd while the Germans were loundint the grent Glasgow sliip niihling ceiiler Ihc port ot Liv erpool and an unidentified north east town The Northwestern corner of fjcrniany naval bases shipyards docks ami marine ami other industries are concentrated lias become the principal tarset of the 11AI in the allout offensive which fol lowed upon the enactment by Ihe United Slates of the Brit ish aid hill j To me one oE the most inter esting personalities on our ship has been Freda Kirchwey editor of The Nation My introduction to her was on iicr motion She said she was sure we had met somewhere in the past but a checking on possibilities along this line has shed no light on the matter It must have been a couple oilier fellows Be thiit as it may however our group has found Miss Kirch wey a most iotercsting person of the career woman type Her grasp of world affairs including Soulii American relations has been im pressive even to the authorities in this area among oxir pavty That she has joined with zest in our promenade deck songfests hasnt lowered her stock at all with any of us At Panama she will be met oy her husband now on a mission of good will in South America for the Nelson Rockefeller com mittee From there they will pro ceed leisurely through the Cen tral American republics and re turn lo their home in New York a bit ahead of our scheduled ar rival there So much for the big name co LONDON British vic tory will not only be will be if the empire can hold on until American aid is re ceived First Lord of the Admiralj y A V Alexander declared Frij day You cannot this national struggle except on the basis of 100 jer cent national cooperation1 Alexander told a parliament press luncheon Wo are facing perhaps the most crucial stnge of the war in which the navy is called upon to play a very great part Minister of Shipping Ronald IT Cross told the Engineers institute i av frankly we are going to be faced with a really haid struggle at sea this year MUMPS TOO ROCHESTER IV Y three of the seven children at the William Callaliati borne came down with the mumps their two cats Winnie and Boxer cnusht them too What 7 Billion Moneybag Will Buy for Democracies The necessity tor nenecy said lu have been stressed by one who mentioned the fact that a lot ot Germanys success might be attributed to the fact that the rcicli kept opponents in the dark IK to details of its mili tary program The hearings got under way Thursday with a threehour closed session during which tile commit tee heard general statements by the secretaries of stale war nnd navy advocating prompt passage if Ihe Uuje appropriation asked by Jresidonl Roosevelt to make fur democracies every Kuti plane and munition of war that we pos sibly Striking in the clem ht1 of a ull moon British bonibet s tvere aid to have pounded the snip mildmg yard clocks and vaire louses at Hamburg adding neu ucs to those set off the night be fore Other targets near the jnouth of he Elbe vJver between Hamburg and the North Sea coastwere burning fiercely the numsUy cornm unique said Bombers of the snme command went on lo blast Uoueriluin in the Netherlands where more huge fires were reported started Bremen vheie sprawling ship yards turn out many of Germanys ships iignin attacker but on u smaller scale than Wednesday nights fierce issauL Kmdeti a major nazi naval base also said to have come in foi heavy ax lack Completing the notluiiial raids on continental objectives single Brit is j jtijiTiJit s pi I on Uvo aivtlvoines in Ihc NethcrUmUs the British snUI The Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Friilay night and Saturday occasional light to locally moderate snow Satur day and in cxlrcme wcsl Friday niithl not mueli clwnpc in tem perature increasing southerly winds Friday niRht hecomins fresh Saturday MINNESOTA Cloudy Friday nisht and Salurrtay occasional liffht snow Saturday and in west and extreme north Fviday inRht not so cold north and westcentral portions Friday night colder north Saturday fresli souttcrly winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statis tics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday nisht At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall 1 9 06 incn Despite private d i s c u s s i o n s mediate need for Ihc amount administration did not believe nny effort the sum if made NAVAL CARGO S62n000000 INDUSTRIAL COMMODIT ARMOR GUNS AMMUNITION Sinking nf llic icrinau supply ship M as credited lo 11 fanes or the coastal conunand They also reported to have scored a direct hit m another supply ship ami lo have machinegunned other vessels off the Norivcffiin roasl TSie toss of six planes was nml the B r i t i s it claimed n bnfc of 13 German raid ers Thursday niiiht and early Fri day bringing to thu number claimed in the pal two Eleven of the German craft were ckcsvuecl over and the I2lh off llic Welsh coast an official announcement said The Gorman assault on Glas RO n s 111 o f i rs t of the r on the biy shipyards stxettrhed out it Ion Ihe Clyde vivcr there but the raid on Liverpool was the second in is niany In the novthcus town kientilied by Iho Gormans os NCVci ai wore KilJrrJ itwt tunny wrTf inivircd in a live hour nltick Pa int rls w fie set a f i t c by and for hours Gentian bomber was 511 ot hv n into me sea three mites ofi rmcf rum try t no ca villages were bombed naltics wefc reported ow Attacked Germans Declare BKHUN lili Mori SO dead reported buried in tiio wreckage it Hamburg pitats Friday Ilic result t strotC Uritisli iir nltiKh for Vlie second yntccsivc ntsnt but Gciniins de clared counlcv biovvcicstroyed i pxvt tL Iho liritish HUIM lions inrlutry at Oliisfioiv in a sea oi Tire and Damage indcitrial inici t in Ocrinanys seconrJ vity declared Vo buvc boon Ihc i on OIISROW Liv am oilier Urilisli The remaining is appropriated for mis cellaneous defense works required lo keep tlie tanks vessels and munitions flowing continuously lo he overseas democracies the XJnilcd V States contribution the axis powers to Ihc ha tile bcin aged against On tlir Dllirr bund the command sit by night erpnoU Hull citips rcuirrnny Lrom the linm shipbuilding center on the Clyde in Scotland said the city blanketed in f Janice ior hundreds of milc Drydock a powerhouse 505   

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