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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H 1ST VEU A AS T D E P T of Io AA COUP t H t S I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATE PRESS AND UNWED MESS PULL LEASKD WKES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH IS 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SCOT Tnsaj 700 Anwwm Hemisphere Defense to Get Study EDITORS NOTE This is another of a scries of articles written by W Earl Hall Globe Gazette managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as one ol a party of 12 eruesls of the Carnegie Endow ment for International Peace INVJ aoo jmSILNAZIS RAID U S SEAS SOOJleported Injured as Trains CrashTHalifax Sub in North Atlantic Sea Number 7 By AV EARL HALL ABOARD THE SANTA LUCIA WEARING PANAMA CANAL In thumbing through a i sheaf of correspondence received from wellwishers at the New York pier just before our ship lifted anchor I came upon a Jetter Erom a Chicago friendof long standing One excerpt from it seemed so per tinent to the Canal Zone de fenses which lie only a few brief hours ahead that I decided to share it with those w ho may be C o 1 lowing my series of arti I quote If you find EARL IIALI time 1 hope you will write me something of your impressions during thc course ot your South American jaunt Particularly I snould like to hear from you whether you still believe in thc principle of total hemisphericde lense In the past few months I have been giving a great deal of thought LO this question and for the life w me I cannot see much sense to For the most part South Amer ican countries are farther away from the United States than are the countries of Europe They are suspicious of everything we try to certainly be difficultto get along with in any combination in which we were the dominating influence as we should have to be in order to make it succeed WORKERS WERE BEING TAKEN TO ARSENAL JOBS Fast Freight Smashes Into Passenger Train Near Ravenna Ohio RAVENNA Ohio fast Eue railroad freight train crashed into a passenger commuter train carrying 700 workers to the gov ernments Ivuge new arsenal near here Tuesday injuring at least 300 persons Some were said to be onlv hurt The passenger train was running west loaded with passengers from Youngstown and Warren emoule to their jobs at the arsenal The freight train running cast struck the commuter on a cross over at Ihe entrance to the arsenal grounds ami derailed 10 cars of the freight and four of tiie passenger The passenger train consisted of the locomotive tcnrtcr and 10 coaches Bank Night Bill Shelved in Battle DES MOINES Charges thai the movie industry curried favor of Iowa legislators with free tick ets were heard in thc Iowa house Tuesday as the lower chamber bi bailk Wind Rips Roof From Warehouse The injured were taken o the government hospital at the arsenal and others at Ravenna and War ren Officers of the railroad said that 125 persons received injuries re quiring confinement to hospitals Two care in the commuter were demolished Fifty or sixty probably were badly hurt V Dr Harris Wendorf arsenal physician said that he had treated 300 injured and ha a sent other injured persons by train to Ravenna and Akron I think I am an isolationist to he extent that I believe ve can best protect our own interests bv confining our attempts to defend boulh America to only that north ern part past which arc nou sailing incidentally which must oc held in order to protect the Panama Canal For the rest I should say that we ought to con fine our major interests to the North American continent this reaches me from the man hat slight forma tiaimng m journalism I possess He subsequently rose to high po sition in ncHspapering Later he had extensive and varied experi ence in the U s consular service JNOW he occupies a responsible po sition m an industry with a logical interest m world trade my Wend asks and the viewpoint he pre sents must be accepted as coming tlnteUSentIy souicc At my end of the line I hope to have before T end this journey a conviction on the sub icet which I can support witi and facts more circc than I could support mv picconccivcri notions My observations today in thc Cual should be thc starf niff point toHarcl hat ultimate convieton But there are many other factors to he considered most notable amons them the altitude of South Americans to ward hemispheric defense and ttieir willingness to share re sensibilities alolljr witl is from such a policy Whether I accept the kind in vitation of this good friend to ap diJf 3 srou a discussion ot the subject out lined by lm be dependent upon whether two loday I am suf fieicntly satisfied with thc answer 1 have to his specific question To lose on a lighter vein Tms morning one ot our party waked to find a rather unusual bedmatc A flying fish about a foot in length had soared through Ins portholeduring thc night and was nestling on his pillow in close proximity when he woke up to wonder whether perhaps his Chil ean wine of She night before had contained an extra potency Heres one fish story that can be verified by tangible evidence Mr Smith HAS the fish It isnt one that got away from him To enter the arsenal grounds the commuter going west had to make a crossover to the cast bound tracks in order to reach a siding Thc passenger train was partly across and into the siding when the freight struck TIvc freight crew escaped without injury UEPOIIT SEVERAL AIAY HAVE BEEN KILLED WINDHAM Ohio Eric railroad official told the Youngs town Vindicator that 40 defense workers were seriously injured I2o or more were less seriously in jured and several may have been killed in thc Windham wreck By a vote ot 50 to 43 the accepted a committee report rec ommending indefinite postpone ment for the bill 10 require movie operators to pay bank niRht pme at each drawing After lie vote had been an nounced Representative Gus ave Ateseh D Marcus arose to declare I wonder how many of those aye votes gal free tickets for themselves anil their Speaker Robert D Blue ruled Alesch out of order In the preceding debate Alcch declared that it was common gos sip in a previous session of the legislature that 525000 had been spent to kill a bank night bill I wonder he added if there has not been some money spent to kill bilLs tu eliminate the racket in the motion pic BULLETINS ISTANBUL UR Travelers who came here from Greece Tues day gave eyewitness confirmation of the arrival of crack British troops on Greek soil where as many as 200000 arc reported to have landed already f HELGKADK cporl circulated Tuesday niffSit Iliat Germany has massed in Bui garia a far larger esti mated nOOOOtt pre viously indicated and that she hopes to sweep through Greece and carry the war back to the British in the Near East ami Africa connection with ture business Representative Joseph N Wag ner D one ot the authors commented Sometimes it is hard to go against them the movie people because they dispense free passes to legislators Mr Stanek has one Representative James F Stanek D Caliender is a coauthor of the biU f Besides requiring a prize to be paid each bank night the bill would require movie operators to place in hc bank night re ceptacle only those who liavc purchased theater tickets that In many places the have been in thc barrel for many years Wagner said Sometimes j names of persons who have been dead for a year have been drawn The chances of winning under the present system arc mighty slim Milwaukee Buys Two Diesel Locomotives for Streamliner Use CHICAGO The Milwau kee railroad Tuesday announced purchase of two 4000 horse power Diesel locomotives for its stream liner train service on the Chicago Milwaukee to St PaulMinneapo lis run The engines are the first speed Diesels put into service by the road Thc Hiawatha a stream lmor which covers a 410mile trip m 375 minutes now is pulled by i steam locomotives Thc steam engines will he uccl 69 VICTIMS OF STORM COUNTED Bodies Are in Funeral Homes of North Dakota and Southern Minnesota FARGO IM Dak of 69 victimsofthe worst storm ever to strike this area lay in doz ens of funeral homes find county morgues across North Dakota and northern Minnesota Tuesday They were found ou high ways in roadside ditches in fields and in farmyards they dropped when an 83 milc aiilmur wind whipped snow and dust across the Itcil Ilivcr Valley area laic Saturday and early Sunday House Opens Speedy Schedule for Passing 7 Billion Aid Grim and Dramatic Ulany shoppers were Saturday night and merrymakers who 2 PLEAD NOT GUILTY WASHINGTON frcd Happ manager in America of the German transocenn news serv ice and Guenther Tonn an as sistant pleaded not 311 illy in U S district court Tuesday to indict ments charging them with failure to comply with he 1933 foreign registration acl on tlc streamliner between cngo and Omaha via Sioux and Siuux Fulls Girls Win in Golf Banned From Teams COLUMBIA S Car coeci problem has been elimi nated at the University of Souti7 Carolina The girls lad been winnin places en thc schools golf tennis and swimming teams So thc athletics committee ruled ihat coeds couldnt jn a sports event in which men stu dcnls predominate were caught on thc highways as they returned to their homes Most were frozen when tempera tures dropped 30 to 40 within a few hours Others were suffocated by lhc force of the winddriven snow and dusl Meanwhile Gov Harold E Stassen of Minnesota sent agcnts to the storm area to see if state aid were needed Walter Finhc director of social welfare for Min nesota said his agents were con fering with county welfare offi cials and Ed Tliyc deputy agri cultural commissioner conferred with county agents in the Crook Iston and Moorheid ureas Among the bodies found late Chi Monday and Monday nisht werc City i lose cjf Mclvin Jicpp and liis vifc at Devils Lake Dal brother Sev Repp died in thc storm near Langdon X Dal V Another viclim was Mrs Or laml IJailey Hibbiiie Minn During the height of the storm near Crookslon she at tempted lo walk only 30 feet from one automobile to another liul she lost her way in hc suirlhiff snow Her nnilv KHS roimil nearly four miles from Jicr stalled car The body of MurdocI McCloud was found near Hannah N Dak His daughter Ixiuisc had been listed ns n storm victim several hours earlier Note Provided by Reports of Submarine WASHINGTON a grim dramatic note by reports that nazi Uboat was enroutc to American waters house debate opened Tuesday on the huge Si 000000000 appropriation lor the i Lritish aid program I What effect the reports would have on thc discussion was yet to determined but the con sensus was that they scarcely wuuhl ha m per UHadministra tions speed schedule plans lo set Ihe multiliillion dollar bill ap proved by Wednesday nijhl NAZI AIR RAIDS KILLED 1000 1300 Others Injured in Glasgow Liverpool From March 12 to 14 LONDON tfli persons were killed About in the lUOO Gei on Hit Liverpool Even before thc submarine re re ceived only scant rumblings of opposition to the bill had been heard Democratic leaders were ready to picture the iirfient need for prompt action in such a wiy that they expected to hold the opposition to only ifl or votes out of the houses 435 Many republicans likewise were talking of quick approval but there was no party unanimity on the subject A private throehour caucus of thc minority members Monday produced widespread dif ferences of opinion some legisla tors urging a reduction ji iic to man j area March 12 and and Ihe Glasgow area March and H tiie air and home bccinitv minis tries announced Tuesday night In addition 1300 otiieis were I listed as injured More detailed reports now have been received in regard to raids on the Merseyside Liver pool area un the nights of thc i2th and lith of March and in Ihe Clyde Glasgow area on the nighls of the Kltli and 1lth of March On the MericvMde latest re ports indicate revised figures for the two nights combined ot about oOO killed and 500 seriously in jured while in the Clyde area for the two nights in question approximately 500 persons were killed and BOO seriously injured lal others demanding that all i ATTT TTT abLWi he Weather FORECAST WASHINGTON Simmer acting secretary uf said Tuesday he had been told by Viscount HiilifiLv the British am bassador that the British had re ceived reports a Gormaii sub marine had been reported in ngrth Atlantic waters In answer lo questions Welles that in view of Ihe consider able publicity aivcn the question lie would recite the facts Britih ambassador told him Unit Uritili navy had informed the American navy it hail reports mat a German submarine had reached waters somewhere off the mirth Atlantic oast w Welles said he had o informa tion that German battle cruisers ueie m the Atlantic and again re ferred to all to the navy lor such information There were two possibilities cti by informed persons if the submarine report is cored Hie first was that the Uboat was bcmjr sent to the shipping lanes of the western Atlantic lo Drey oil vessels carrying American r r mlke Adolf lIiikMs thricerepealed promise of recent weeks that British ships cruise we shal set 1y1jlwl them our sub marines The more remote because of the mention of offshore operationswas that the submarine might be a coin mcraal vessel like thc unarmed Dcutschlaml which made two World war trips to American ports m 1SI1G with cargoes of dye stuffs and chemicals White house stale department navy and other interested govern ment agencies refused any com ment whatever reRardiiiB the sub marine reports Senator Wliecler DMont declared however that the information had come toftf IlnlKnXttlC Blilish lb V The Moiilanaii a leadiii n Doneiit of leaselend pro Brain claimed he had learned tins from Ihorouithly reliable iiulliuriliiw and accused Hali fax of sivinc the to frighten he stale department and hc American peojilc li c c I e r Placed little credence in lhc in formation Other sources reported that the information was obtained from an intercepted message sent to at cast one German submarine be lieved to be a type capable if Un range operations for an extended I length of time 1 rest in authorisations When the leaselend bill passed doudv I 1 in the house Feb B repubiiI f Cnns Vftlfrl TAT it mrl cans voted for it and 135 again However in eoncuning jn senate j Si011 changes in thc bill last week I4 republicans voted approval and only 34 lls IOWA nd vicinity Partly warmer Tuesdav 1Kllt 2S Wednesday vth winds japs Raid Chungking Damage Only Slight CHUNGKING tt planes raided this Chinese capital Tuesday for the first time in al most five months Bombs fell in the western suburos but observers said they caused only slight dam Air View of Panama Locks After Hie caucus Ueprescnla i live Martin thc reniib licin floor leader indicated that c probably wmild support Die j appropriation Keprcsent alive another minority leader who like Martin foiiRlit Hie nriKinal leaselend measure niniiiiincccl flatly that he would vole tiie nKincv The general altitude miiny said was summarized in mcnt 1 dont sec anything United Stiites in do except to piy duce the sufficiency ot iiirphincs tanks guns ard ammunition of all types so that Great Britain ran successfully combat Mr Hitler in any event Many provisions of the leaselend bill are fantastic but it is now the law minor Expects James R to Rejoin Corps This Wednesday SAX DIEGO Cal PA operation for a varicose vein kept Captain James Roosevelt the presidents oldest son confined lo a bed at the U S Naval hospital Tuesday but medical officers said be probably would be back at iiii duties Wednesday Captain Roo veil nas been in training with thc l marine corps here for scicral months Iarlly cloudy o cloudy warmer fast and central Tuesday n Wednesday partly rlondy lit rlniidv occa Mnnal lighi rain cast warmer east and central MIXXESOTA Cloudy occa j j sioiial lifflll snow warmer ex j rpt extreme northwest Tues I day nielli cloudy ccasinnal liehl rain soulh siion flurries north slightly cnlder northucsl warmer extreme rasl IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis i tics Maximum Monday minimum Monday j At 8 a m Tuesday n YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum J Precipitation EXTENDED FORECAST Extended weather forecast tor the period from p m c S March 18 to p n March Upper Mississippi temperature will average near or slightly below normal except above northern Minnesota Rjsins trend first two days except fall ing slightly Minnesota and remainder district Thursday night and Friday rising Minnesota lnday night or Saturday Preci pitation will average moderate ex cept light in Minnesota rain or snow first day or two and ngiin at end of pcj iod Nazis San Report Is Put Up Job BERLIN MVAuthorized ces said Tuesday reports of an al leged German longdistance U boat being enrolltc to American waters wore a putup job by American war incitcrs ROHDE ARRESTED IN BURLINGTON Was Nearly Hil by Car Whilc Trying to Find Way lo Site of Trial MOUNT PLEASANT dial of Walter Kohdo 47 in con nection with an alleged attempt on the life of Slate Representative Hprliin C Foster ast January vas delayed Tuesday when Bur hiiKton rfficcrs tool fioJide intu custcKiy there Sheriff 1 ciinc left immediately li biiit Ilohde hci c but because of the delay Jude I O Ncvrll excused tlic iurors until allcriKiun Rohde is ciirscti with makiri malicious tincats lerrorixiim the inhabitant of a dwelling and as sault with atlempl tt commit manslaughter Hc pleaded inno cent on arraignment Fosters head was grazed by a bullet ircd through i window of I his farm homo j Police Chief Fred of Burlington said that Hohdc wis arrested there rfler police were called to the vicinity of the Union station by filling station at I tendau who reported a fellow acting like a crazy man is runninc pacK and forth across the street looking into autos and almost cot hit by one car SAY CRUISERS SUBS BUSY IN WEST ATLANTIC Churchill Says Siiips Reported Sunk as Far West as 42nd Meridian j LONDOiV Minis ter Vmston Chunhill declared Uiesciay that German submarines and battle cruisers have crossed to the American side of the At lantic and sunk ships as far wes as the meridian of lonsi tudi ChurrliiJI did not specify exact location of the German operations on lhc American of the Atlantic bill the 12 nil Icsree ol longitude is ahnul SOU miles east of faiic Itace NcivfiniiKllaiicl In lie nortliorn latitudes the degreeof longitude is con siderably east or the American neutrality which follows the liUclegrec parallel lo lhc West Indies The neutrality zone however bulges far cast of thc 12ml clcjjrcc in South American waters Any sinkings as far west as the decree be within the hem ispheric neutrality if they occurreel south of the mnthcrn mosi puint of South America Not only German Uboats but German buttle cruisers ak Churchill have crossed to the American side jf thc Atlanticand have already sunk some of our independently routed ships not failing in convoy They have sunk ships as far vest as thc meridian of longitude Churchills revelation ramp only a few hours after i report was hoard in Washington that Germany was sending at least one Ionsrange submarine to operate against shipping C1CJC lo luu American Atlantic coast The United States neutrality patrol was put un redoubled vigilance to for any such marauders Churchill asserted tlril Adolf Ilillrr hail now embarked on an altimpl l win the battle of the Atlanticby cutting lhc sea roads bchvivii iSrilain and the United suits and having lii vidctl llicse mighty powers tn destroy them one by uiie But lie said irilain no longer stands alone biiice the borne trumpet call of President Roosevelts Saturday night ad dress Tlie battle of the Atlantic lc said uuist be won in a decisive I manner H must be won beyond all doubt if the declared policies ol the government and thc people of the United Stale arc not to be lorcibly frustrated Speaking o a gathering of the riant W Avniill llardmin resident Roosevelts special aicl IiUntani envoy pledged unstint ed aid tn IJritain iiid other Jrro natiinis against Clmrchill expressed rmilidcnci ihat tin battle o liic Atlantic will be won despite gravity of tlic Gcr miii hrcit amf Hie tact that Brit ish shipping loes are inountiiif Only Tuesday thc British aif miralty revealed Ihat j losses of the British allied and neutral merchant tlcets luivi 1 crossed the ir f start rif the war He must rcKard this billlc of llie Atlantic ns one if the mnsl niimiciilous ever Fought in all tiie iiniaLs of war said Cliurch ill Therefore Mr Uinaiil von liavc come to us at the sraml turning pijiut or the worlds liis lory Vti Mr liL our purpose YHI viil siiuic mi dangers ani interests You shall share oir secret and tij day vill come when the Grilish empire and j the United States will sharc tn j gethcr the solemn but splendid duties which crown victory i He siid tiut the Amcricin visitorto L Hop i kms Wendell L Col t William Donwun and now one thin in cimiiion They would be ready to j tlieir live nay proud gh their lives rather than that a caue should be trampled down and darkness and barbarism again engulf mankind he said i lie represents nd anmiia   

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