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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             1 V fi I I ii I f i f 1 Ll 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII ffiey 700 Ana Anwmw HIST MCU A OEPT OF 10 A A MASON CITY THE 8RIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL KORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PIIESS AND UNITED PHEES FULE LEASED MASON THURSDAY MARCHED 1941 on 3rd Set of Locks EDITORS is another of a scries of articles by Earl Hall Mason City GlobeGa2etle managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as one of a party of 12 guests ol the Carnegie Endowment for Inter national Peace 10000 BOMBS FALL ON LONDON Many Teachers Arrive for Convention Number 9 By W EAIIL HALL BALBOA HEIGHTS Canal vast extent and im portance oE the third locks pro ject now under way on the Panama canal can be drawn from the fact that its estimated approximately twothirds of the original cost of building the The program got formally under way lust July 1 when the 15 cubic yard dip per dredge Cas cadiis lifted the first dipfierful of mud and sludge out oE the proposed approach chan nel to the new Miraflores locks toward the Pacific end of the canal Authorization the program designed to WEARLJIALL make the canal more impregnable against bomb attack in war and more useful for commercial shipping in peacetime was granted fay the U S congress The new set of locks will be wider Jonger and deeper than the existing one What is really being done in terms understandable to the Isy man is this At the three points in the ca nal where double locks are now operating to lift and lower ships a height of 87 feet new ditches wm be dug paralleling the present canal and in these new ditches the gigantic hew locks will becon structed r No lime is to he lost in the pro gram Plans for the changes were laid even before the canal Has completed about Q years aso Six years will lie required for the juli it is estimated TJic socalled dry excavation work will be handled by contract to private construction companies while the wet excavation will be done by the United States own dredging division maintained in connection with the Panama canal authority In the meantime the influx o workers from the West Indies as well as from the United States is providing Panama with a boom rivaling the one which accompan ied the original building opera tions Then the work was done in a comparatively leisurely tempo now the matter is looked upon as an emergency and time is an es sence Work on one of Hie three new townsites is moving ahead al most feverishly The construc tion of the barracks ami homes is of a temporary nature As in United Stales where iiarlimc inilnslrics have been set up Un people here cin look forward to n time when the exodus of pop ulajion will lie almost as swift as its comhiR To lessen the demands upon the canal Rones one singletracked railroad work is being speeded on a transisthmus highway OE the 60 miles to be built all but 20 miles have now been completed That there isnt a highway con necting Cristobal and Fmatna City came as a surprise lo me Military authorities with whom I talked discounted Die possibility of bombers being able to hit so small a target as the locks in the present canal Even in uic event j of a hit there is the further doubt whether great damage would be ilone because bombs have a hibii of bouncing off solid masonry But all doubt will be removed it is explained by lie comple tion of the parallel construction The possibility of scoring hits on three sets of locks two arc already existent is considerably less than drawing two perfect bridge hands in succession one man stated it Another effect of the third locks i construction program will bo lr consideration of building a second canal through Nicaragua with its maximum elevation of 115 feet C8 feet greater than the Panama ele vation and 185 miles of distance as compared with 58 miles in the present canal To J Rufus Hardy press repre sentative of the canal company I acknowledge my gratitude for someextraordinary kindness anrl courtesy in connection wivi my all too brief visit in Uie carat In him liie government has a most effective ambassador of good will BANQUET TO BE THURSDAY EVE AS FIRST EVENT Boyce to Call Session Officially to Order on Friday Morning Mason Cityans put on their best smiles merchants displayed their new spring merchandise and waitresses put an extra bit of starch in their uniforms to pre pare a welcome for the hundreds of educators who began to pour into Mason City Tivurstiay for the annual convention of the North Central district of fhe Iowa State Teachers association which was expected to be the largest in the history of ho district V Gray skies promised to be no discouragement to the enthusi astic early arrivals who were visitins classrooms of aiasoii City schools Thursday By Fri day morning when the business sessions of the meetingopen approximately 1500 teachers are expected to be in attend ance Before the business sessions however comes pleasure when convenlionites get into the spirit of the occasion at thebanquet Thursday evening at the Hotel Haiiford the opening entertain ment feature of the three dav sion There will be no shop talk according to Supt B B Irons chargeofirrangemiiitB A lowed by italic Clar ence E Flynn pastor of the First Methodist church If H Boyce president of the North Central division will open the first general session of the convention Friday morning Offi cers Or the association will be spe cial platform guests Whither will be tire subject of an address by Frank Miles DCS Moincs editor of the Iowa Legion aire To complete the morning program Dr Irwin Lubbers president of Central college Pella will speak on Our Stern Impas sioned Stress Friday afternoon the visitors will be divided into special in terest groups according to the subjects taught with six of the groups having noon luncheons to open heir conferences carcasses apples The Mason City womans sym phony orchestra under the direc tion of Miss Marjorie Smith will present a concert at 1 oclock in the high school auditorium Of in terest tt hibits of senior jjsh school art work r T T pkinncd by Miss Kthcl KoOcrts J CT QT I H H BOVCE Kap Gavel AUSSIES CHEER U WARSHIPS Seven Boats Stop at Sydney on Part of Pacific Training Cruise SYDNEY Australia dreds of thousands of Australians stood on the shores of flagdecked Sydney harbor Friday and cheered the arrival of seven United Slates warships headed by the flagship Chicago The visit part of a training cruise was hailed in press and official circles as a token of Aus tralianAmerican friendship and Australians gave a tumultuous pyation i ory the2000 officers and men or the U S navy i EXPECT GUARD TO SERVE BUT YEAR IN ARMY War Department to Keep Schedule Unless New Emergency Occurs BV JOHN M HIGHTOWEU WASHINGTON A high nrmy authority disclosed Thurs day that barring the gravest emergency flic war department had decided lo demobilize national guard units upon completion of 1 their year in federal service The same policy will ap ply it was said lo the thousands of men who have been or arc to be inducted into the army for a year of training under the se lective service act Jleports have circulated in re cent weeks that the guards tour of active service might be ex tended six months 01even a year in viesv of world conditions It svas understood thai some national guarci officials favored this lengthening of the training pe Senate Rejects House Fee of in Marriage Health Tests f r Forces in Balkans Keyed Up riod The war department has been studying the question for some time in regard both lo guardsmen and selective service trainees Congressional approval would be necessary to extend the training periods under existing circum stances The armys decision against re questing any extension in the ser vice periods because the pri mary purpose of the present peacetime defense preparations of was totraipas large anumber of the squadron by one hour ahctlO nieri possible minutes but the Chicago flying land forces will lie flag of Rear Admiral Newton their intended tied up at at JA5 it m as planes of the Royal Aus tralian air force dipped in salute overheat and a 2lgun salute over the harbor the first here since beginning of the war The squadron will visit Bris bane for three days Besides the heavy cruiser the cruiser Port Therefore the be kept up to land flotillaleader Clark and he destroyers Heid Cassin Conyn ham and Dovvnes are included in the training cruise GIFTS SHO1VERED ON SHIPS AT AUCKLAND AUCKLAND New Zealand UP with gifts from the city and private organizations six visiting United States warships left Auckland for an undisclosed destination Friday The gifts included 500 lamb and 1000 cases of i school auditorium Of in r n nt tcnihcrs will be oxi I fo 1x7 f elementary junior jtLCll V hiKii school mt work i by Miss Kthcl KoOcrts J CT O the Friday evening eh will feature a talk bv I A 1 T la Blomficld on Demo A If Q impant a reception in Aiv1 After the Friday sion which Mrs Leili cracy Ra the high school gymnasium been planned Entertainment has i include a floor and a dance The closing meeting of Die con vention will be led by C T Feel haver chairman of executive committee Principal speaker vill be Dr Syud Hossain of the Uni versity of Southern California YORK WjThe official Italian radio said hi a broadcast Thursday by CBS that it js ru mored at Gibraltar that the first cargo of war materials scut to Great Britain after the passing of 000 men b3the induction of fresh selective service quotas nnd addi tional threeyear enlistments in the regular army The full strength of 1118000 will be reached in June ac cording lo present plans The army then will be composed of about 500000 regulars 300000 o 375000 guardsmen and 600 000 or more selective service trainees x National guard units making up 18 divisions will begin reach ing the end of their years service next September and in the ensuing six months all should be demo bilized unless circumstances dic tate a new decision Under the 1320 national defense act the guards active service in time national emergency is limited to one year In normal peacetime it is limited to two weeks summer training Selective service soldiers become reservists at the end of their year and arc subject to call by thearmy at any i time The possibility that misiit be lskcd lo extend the pe riod of the guards active service arose from n belief in some quar ter that guard units would be needed to assist in training the new men constantly being in selective service train the lcndleac has been sunk by axis submarines was a very good begin the Rome an micled Only recently General George C Marshall chief of staff ex pressed doubt that the army would be strong enough to permit demobilization of the trained and seasoned guardsmen next fall and winter Giant Lights Pierce Canal Skies Effort to Cut Salary of White Highway Chief Meets Defeat DEB MOINES Iowa senate Thursday refused to con cur in a house amendment to the marriage health bill fixing a maximum fee of S3 for physicians making the examination The vote was 33 to 12 against the fee limit provision A loiijf ami heated debate during which Senator Howard Baldwin D Cascade unsuc cessfully sought to amend llic proposal so that no fee at all could be charged irreecdcd lie final vote on the fee question If the house refuses to recede from its amendment the bill will go to conference committee The senate also refused to ac cept i house amendment relating to the licensing of persons from Tolfe Votes for 7 Billion Aid Funds WASHINGTON Iowa representatives voted with the majority when the house passed the 57009000000 British aid appropriation Wednesday The roll call of Iowa members Democrats Republicans for Cunning ham Gilchrist G Wynne lc Compte Martin and Tallc Democrats ton Republicans Paired nontest stateswho present a cer tificate of a licensed physician in order to obtain a marriage license in Iowa Three other house aiiiejidineiits were acceptable to the senate One of these fixed a maximum pen alty for evasion of the proposed law at a fine of StUU or a jail sen tence of tO days Tlve bill would require persons wishing to marry in Iowa to sub mit to a medical examination within 20 days preceding applica tion tor a license Those voting lor the S5 limit proposed by the house were Berg Byers Donohue Emerson Evans Findlay Harvey Hill Leo Martin Mowry Sjlilin Those voting against the tcc limit were Augustine Baldwin Bekman Benson Clark Corwin Dewey Dykhouse Elthon Paul Fuller Goode Hamiel Hattery Hcnning sen Hess Hunt Johnson Jones Keir Love Lundy Lynes Mercer Miller Pclzer Stewart Talbott Turner Vrbp Watson Zeigler Rfforl Lo Cut Pay of White Defeated i DES1 M01NES low I house Thursday slapped clown an elfort to cut S20DO a year off lliei salary of Chief Engineer Fred White of the Iowa highway comi mission then passed a bill appro1 printing SlK590fi i year tor highway maintenance and other expense Rejprereniative Wilson Reed R to LOOK INSIDE FOR By THE ASSOCIATED IKESS German diplomatic quarters in Belgrade said late Thursday thai Aoolf Hitlers 25110110 troop massed on the Bulgarian frontier might move t any moment jiimst Greece following reports hat greal numberx tii Qritid troops had lunded at Salonika Aegean seaport Salonika is only B5 miles from the OrcekBulgiiriaii frontier Such a move presumably would touch off the battle of the Uulkaus possibly involvinc 100000 Turks massed on the TurkishBulgarian fron tier In addition Jugoslavia is believed to Jitve 1080000 men under arms mt it was doubtful xvhetner hisoslavia would cith er oppose or support the Get man military juggernaut Simultaneously Albania sol diers who have been illong with the Italians Greece crossed the fronticr intn Jugoslavia and snrrendcred re porting iiipicl disintegration of Ileimci ftistist nrmies At Belgrade the British were re ported to Ivive landed great numbers of troops Wednesday at Salonika Greek pprtvbn the Aegean sea and a backdoor to the Balkans which likely would be the first objective of anv Ger man thrust from Bulgaria This was understood lo be lln first appearance of ISritisli forces Salonika allliiniKh ilisembarkinj of a force expect ed to total 300000 men has been under way for several days at five ports in southern Greece Accounts of the landing of the troops at the Aegean port along with vast supplies of gasoline came from the Greek frontier town of Gevgeliii Jugoslavia as Berlin dispatches reaching Bel grade asserted1 that The Greek question already has been settled1 These dispatches failed to say just what kind of a settlement had been made Additional advices from the German capital declared fur licr that the Turkish ami Jugo slav riiicstions also now are nil sRHfcd lti they to wcrc uilliniit vjilanati hnl dispatch said Gcrmaii Iiassador Frunj vnll f wciuhl Kl in Berlin soon t re port in British toreiRn Secre tary Edens rcienl visit Tur key Believes 58000 Ton Battleships Planned PACK Youths Admit More Than 40 Breakins STATE PAGE SubState Tests Open for High School Clubs SPORTS Says Russians Just Preceded Rail Wreck PITTSBURGH Tj A con ductor testified Tuesday at an in terstate commerce commission hearing that he understood there were Bussian diplomats or en gineers on the Pennsylvania rail road s Manhattan limited whicv traveled over the Pittsburgh tracks Sunday nuu j utes before another train UH j wrecked five and injuring 1 Uuihoud officials announced immediately after the wreck thai definite evidence ot sabotage been found and voleran railroad workers expressed belief fie loosening and shifting of a rail was aimed at wrecking the Man hattan Limited The 3CC witnessivas W M Schciber conductor on the Man hattan Limited who siid there were IKO special sleeping cars on MOST VIOLENT RAID FOR 1941 TAKES BIG TOLL English Report Five Hospitals Hit Block of Homes Destroyed By Tilt ASSOCIATED IKESS German warulancs s h u v c r c d fiery death and destruction on Lon don overnight dropping incendiary bombs md miiny high explosive missiles in a 6hour as sault which tfMi pilots declared left yreat field of fire in the worlds largest metropolis Berlin said hundreds of niidcrs blasted theempire capital in Mil unprecedented attack far cxceuding Coventry In the overnight assault nil lundmi Hie ISritish capitals must violent raid nf IJll naii pilots reported their bombs spread havoc among Hie beehive of docks and industries along the Thames river bend 4 9 V The Great Victoria md Albeit and King Georyc V docks were described us scenes of Die licav iil destruction Uvo gjis tanks were blown up and a ship in the Thames was set afire London dispatches said five hospitals were hit a large hotel wns pirtly destroyed public services were disrupted police station as blasted apart two po licemen being killed and a whole block if residences was wrecked by two JiiHhevplosive bombs Many bodies wen recovered from thfrubble of i buinb snniJHd ijubliiheller and JD many sectiunv victims were re ported til trapped in the debris this foieufnvn Whole buildings were split apart by heavycaliber explos ives dropped by the raiders who i used a iicir poitiicr technique dins a lone plane loaded with incendiaries to light a tar rrf arra licit rnllimiiii up ivith 11 lu planes with IUMVJix lilnsivi tiomlis A v lire only une tlcrm reported shut down idcr the Limited one pas sengers and he other with 21 lie added I understand they were Rus sian diplomats or engineers We had no message mi them There i were no shipments of unusual I value i On tin rear there u sleeper with boys in i I They werent CCC boy SclieibiT id he noticed nih inc umiMiar the Manhattan sped over ific ncr linden I alonj the Ohin river whore the j other train vis HAT BLAST SEVEKAL FAUTOKIES tV COLOGXK British HAI bombers strucV back wild in attack on the Ger man industiiiil city of Cologne in the Rhinehiud where the London anministry reported sexoral factories wtre hit iiul onelarge building ivs seen tu disintegrate under Hi impact of eavv j At so Hitler1 high command reported tons ut iiipping had been tent t the bottom in forays against Britains seaborne commerce Niii Uboats it was sa ions out i t j prMectert Itritisli ing i nuithct includ np of Failfield filed an amendment the bill to place a ceiling of S6iOD a year on all highway commission salaries White draws SB500 a year Reed said corresponding jobs pay the folkming amounts in sur rounding states Minnesota SS750 Nebraska Illinois S5000 Opposing the amendment Repma rcsentative Arch W McKarlaue R Waterloo declared Iowa has the crcalcst cngiii cr in Ihc Uniicfl Slates liar none lie is a marvelous charac ter reliable honest and efficient If you adopt tiiis amendment you are going to lose him Representative Elmer Johnson R Cedar warning against foolish economy said lovya once lost an outstanding university president because of a salary reduction from S185QO to S10000 a year j He went elsewhere and obi tamed a salary of 535000 a year for as along as he lives Johnson said Observers said Johnson evident ly referred to Walter A Jcssun former president of the University of Iowa British Subs Report Heavily Laden Italy roTthe Snips Have Been Sunk passed bills Thursday morning Among them were A house bill to swimming pool L school for blind A house bill to appropriate SH 212 to operate the department of vital statistic for Ihc U113 bi cnnium house bill lo iippropriate marines have laacn Italian sunk tv supply troop transpoit and anolhc ply MOM to pay attorney fees ana I Thursday other expenses growing out of the contest of Representative e admiralty imitoiiiiccd KKioiiT IIKKS IIAVI KNTKISEI TEIKJIM Ott IliiAlbanian innt u dispatch UlKiiKlc said lh Greeks hud Idially cniciccJ I ciiu r iittcLigiiting lor many 11 lillurd muncrous j Italian prisDiiers In Athen a rccl government spokesman made nc mcntioii of IIMI sttothe fill Tcpclini itaclf but a hciviiy i tliit Greek fire lxid with hips and vrcd seven altatks by closeranked itihl ind Mat ravines Mtltli 01 ti Vioa river in the lepchin sector vcc littered with Itwlian dead unseated Norland The o mil bills totaled SiBBO but the appropriations committee drasti cally reduced iie attorney fee al lowances The Weather The amendment went in a voice vote The highway sup port bill previously had passed Ihc senate and now poes lo the Kovcrnor for his signature Traveling at the fastest pace of the session thus far Hie house For Complete Listings Turn to the Classified Page NOW Remember Globe Gazette Want Ads BRING RESULTS FORECAST MASON CITY ImTcasinff rlouiliness Thursday night low csl temperature aljmit 28 iiith occasional light snow lOHA Increasing cloudiness sliKhtly colder extreme south east Thursday night Friday cloudy light rain or south and lijjht rain or snow north increasing easterly winds late Thuisday niuht ticcomiiiK fresh southrast Friday SIINXESOTA Vartly chmdv sliRhlly colder cast and south Thursday night Friday increas ing cloudiness followed by occa sional light snow south and Cx trcmc west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazeltc weather sii Maximum Ucdncsday LI Minimum Wednesday nisltt fl At 8 a m TInirsdav 11 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum jj Precipitation TIJCC HURT FATALLY Tilluian 19 wns killed pinned under neath a car when the vehicle in which he wa riding with two girls plunged into a ditch and ov erturned several times north of BehtioiKl Ht Tillmm n inspapcr carrier yi with Ruth V nipplr 11 Charlotte Bu sick 17 of Bcimontl They vcrc taking Mis WhippJo home after visiting an ice cream parlor MicS BuMck vas drivinR She was bc to rwve Jost control of the Tillman vlo lived soutiicast tkiiHjii j survived bv his par ent Mr and Mrs Walter TiU oric ittr Mrs Urvrcncc or brothers Itichard lort Lewis Wash Ics Angeles Ciil Xcitiicr 01 the c in ald Uvn stationed at and Daryl at   

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