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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME R HIST HEM A if OCP ror ic OES MO I fCS I COUP VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FnESS FULL LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY APRIL 11 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE fLJj JJvijfjrv L X1J IVLJj J1 OK TWO SECTIONS VTA SECTION ONE NO loQ BRITISH GERMANS CLASH IN GREECE Thau Tov J Ana Anwuam City Built at Foot of Brown Peaks EDITORS is another of a scries of articles written by Earl Hall Mason City GlobeGazette managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as one of a party of 12 guests of the Carnegie Endowment for Inter national Peace 28 By W EAIIL HALL ANTOFAGASTA and nitrate exports constitute the principal business of this north Chilean port city of 50000 popula tion stretched out along a half mile wide sandy coastal plain against a row of barren brown peaks 2500 to 3000 feet in height Our ship an chored in the shallow harbor rather early in the forenoon and we had done a three hour motor tour of the city and EARL HALL its environs in time for a Sunday noon meal on the ship In the aft ernoon my cabin mate and I re turned by ourselves to the city for an uncharted tour of the town in a coach drawn by a pair dis couraged looking old horses and driven by a SpanishIndian who matched his horses in general ap pearance Our morning tour led to a country club with a golf course which contained not so much as a blade of grass The fairways as well as the greens were of sand The mountainsides close at hand however had some badly withered weeds the reminder of three small rainstorms some six months ago Seeds lie dormant in the sandy soil wailing for the tiniest bit of moisture to cause growth demon strating the persistence of vege table life V The morning drive led north ward along the bay to a munici pal swimming pool some 10 miles from Antofagasta From the high sandstone cliff we climbed dovn an unending sc ries of steps to the beach where several picnics were under way The sheer cliff serves as a rookery thousands maybe mil lions of waterfowl most of whom were sunning themselves waiting for their daily meal of fish to come in with the tide Scientists in our parly with a specialized inter est in birdlife were intensely in trigued by the scene Off shore Ihe distance of a block or so was a natural gate called El Portado standing all by itself suggestive of several nat ural bridges cut by streams in the United State Our guide insisted on classifying it as the eighth wonder ot the world but it seemed something less than that to the members of our group AntoCagaslu itself presented a singularly drab aspect from the ship mainly because its roofs spread out on the hillside are largely of rccds or shcetiron as contrasted with the colorful tile of Panama City and Pomc other cities uc have visited This first sion however was nut well found er Instead of dralmcss we found hroad wellcleaned streets nu merous and parkways with luxuriant and wellwat ered tropical foliage and shops which would be a credit to any North American city of like size The two largest industries in Anlofairasta aside from shin ning arc a steel foundry and a brewery A principal attraction lor sev eral thousand natives and a con siderable part of the Santa Lu cias passenger list was a Sunday afternoon horserace program In one race a horse fell breaking its leg and track attaches met the situation by shooting the unfortu nate animal in full view of the stands Water for both household and irrigation purposes is brought to Antofagasla from the Andes moun tains in Bolivia more than a hun dred miles away Huge tanks in SENATE ARGUES BEER AS HOUSE FINISHES WORK Johnson Amendment on Dance Ftoor Limit Cor Beer Sales Is Passed DES MOINES Iowa senate resumed consideration of the house beer bill at a m Friday and when the chamber recessed an hour and a quarter later to permit members to attend Good Friday services if they wished the following changes had been made The dance floor space require ment for places where beer is sold iras lowered from 1000 square feet to 500 square feet An amendment betting up mini mum lighting standards for beer parlors was adopted The chamber turned down an amendment to exempt towns under 5000 population from the requirement that uniformed po lice shall be in constant atten dance where beer and dancing are permitted Ail amendment providing that dancing would be legal excepting where prohibited by the city council or the board of supervisors also was defeated The bill as passed by the house provides that dancing shall be automatically il legal in beer parlors unless ex pressly authorized by the council or the county board This amendment was offered by Howard C Baldwin D Cascade and Devere Watson R Council They were the only sen ators voting for if Senator Oscar Johnson D was author of the amendment to reduce the floor space requirements for beer and dance places as well as the amendment to make exemptions from the policing provisions of the house bill As the chamber took the beer bill Friday morninc Sen ator E P Donohue R New majority floor lead er told Ihe senate he under stood there xvasa move on foot to table the measure I think we would be subject to severe criticism and we would be justly entitled to it if ivo as individuals dont have the courage to face the corrections proposed in this bill he asserted If we do nothing more than eliminate taverns where dancing and beer arc permitted we have taken a step forward Donohue continued The Iowa house cleaned up its calendar Friday morning and then recessed until the senate has completed action on the coalition heer hilt last major measure blocking final adjourn ment of tlic Rcneral as sembly A going home atmosphere prevailed as house members and their secretaries began to pack books and records preparatory to the final gavel expected to fall sometime Saturday The house Frioiy agreed to n minor senate amendment and sent to the governor the bill appro priating S105000 for a new agri cultural engineering building at Iowa Slate college Ames The bill also includes 520000 for equip ping the slimlure Also approved by lie house and Royalty ReportedJn Istanbul Plants Will Be Reopened on Monday Announce Ford Strike Settlement U SHIPS MAY GO ALL OF WAY TO SUEZ CANAL Deanna to Be Married DETROIT Gov Murray Van Wagoner announced Friday afternoon the Ford strike is set tled and 125000 workers will be gm returning to production in Ford Motor companyplants all over the country beginning Mon day The path to production was cleared by the acceptance by officials of the United Automo bile Workers CIO of the res ervations which Henry Ford made lo the governors triple point terms X H It amounts to a truce under which the union will return to its jobs the company will rehire the strikers without prejudice and fundamental wage and working i condition issues on which the strike was culled April 1 will be negotiated after Ford workers have determined their bargaining agent in an election ordered at the River Rouge and Lincoln plants Gentlemen the governor nounced to newsmen The Ford strike has been settled Our prayers for peace have been answered because there was a will for peace This is an historic step in es tablishing industrial peace in our country The governor did not announce immediately all details of the settlement A basic American sense of fail play prevailed around the confer ence table and brought results at a time when every good American citizen must place ahead of self DEANNA OUKB1V AND VAUGHN PALI HOLLYWOOD Durbin 10 year old movie Mar and Vaughn Paul young associate producer who has been her beau since SMC vni f n f Il 1inlnl she was i youngster in shoes applied for a marriage li cense Friday Miss Durbin said her marriage to the 25 year old Paul vho first met her when he was a second assistant director for one of her pictures live years ago would lake place at the Wilshire Metho dist Episcopal church in Los An geles Some 850 guests including most of the big names in the film colony will be invited There was none of the little girl1 of Dcannas early film days left when she walked up to the license bureau in the hall of jus tice She was a poised calm young lady wearing a trim green gab ardine tailored suit redwhite andblue sailor hat and carrying black kid gloves 1 am very happy about it all she said This is my first ro mance and I hope to make it my last one country I A Capizzi Ford counsel an nounced that the plant would re open Monday The aovernor announced thai Dr Harry A Millis chairman of the NLKI1 has adjourned un til after an NLKB election for bargainiiiR ascnt at Fords Iliv cr Kougc and Lincoln plants a hearing by the NLKB on eliarscs Ford engaged in unfair labor practice Van Wagoner said botli parties had set an example for lie na tion in their willingness to meet around the comercnec table to give and take and to make pos sible this settlement It was estimated that the strike which extended over eight working days had cost Ford workers nearly in wages and the company many millions more Ford normally turns 25000 automobiles and trucks weekly off his assembly lines Approximately 000 workers had been affected Company officials said limited production would begin in key departments first Extensive prot paratioiis for the rcturntowork call include repairs on machinery CROATIA JOINS HITLER ORDER Hungary Marches In to Take Territory Lost in World War BERN Switzerland in dependent state of Croatia carved out of embattled Jugoslavia emerged Friday as another link in Adolf Hitlers new European order amid reporft of continued German advances in the sixth day of the Balkan blitzkrieg The Hungarian army mean while took a hand in events by moving across the Jugoslav fron tier to occupy territory which Hungary surrendered in a World war settlement Dispatches from Budapest quoted Hungarian Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy as saying the ac tion was taken to protect Hungar ian residents against anarchy Under 1020 treaty of Tri anon Hungary lost Transylvania damaged in the strike A union spokesman said the settlement was in line with the overnors proposal which broke the stalemate in negotiations Thursday He said Ford gave as surance that he would bring his wages into line with the industry and recognition ol the union implicit in the appointment of R J Thomas international presi dent and Allen Hay wood inter executive board mem to Rumania Slovakia and Corpa I tlioRuthema to CVcchoSlovakia since mostly Croatia and Slavonia lo Jugo slavia was GXRol square kilometers about sciuarc miles a population 4150000 Of this the Whether or Not Cargoes for Neutrals Reach Belligerents Ignored WASHINGTON Hoosevclt Friday reopened the Her Sea and Gulf of Aden to American vessels The chief executive announced it a press conference that he had taken out the stopper from the moulii of the waterway so thai American vessels now may enter The ships ml be permitted to go all the way 10 the Suez canal ce Egypt is neutral territory While American vessels are not permitted under the neutrality act lo carry war supplies lo bel ligerents the president made it British Cheer U S Move for Shipping LONDON British sources said Friday that opening of the Red sea and Gulf of Aden to United States shipping showed the prompt ness and the effectiveness of American assistance in the cause which all the free peoples have in common GM STRIKE IS THREATENED DAW Serves Notice of Intent If Contract Is Not Negotiated Soon WASHINGTON Gen eral Motors Corporation notified j the labor department Friday that the CIO United Auto Workers union served notice on the corpor ation Thursday ot its intentions to take strike action against General Motors if a new contract were not negotiated before April 20 A labor department official said a federal conciliator would be as signed to the case at once to try to avert a work stoppage in the plants of the corporation which has large defense orders Notice of ihc threatened strike a labor department official said was received in a telegram signed by B D Kunkle of the Genera clear that cargoes destined for a neutral country could be carried up the Red sea and Gulf of Aden And he indicated there will be no tendency on the part of the government to explore the ques tion of whether supplies con signed to a neutral might ulti mately net to a belligerent As a matter of fact the presi dent said he was not sure wheth er under the neutrality aut it was forbidden for supplies sent to a neutral to reach bclligcrcms ultimately Nazis Claim Serb Army Is No More BERLIN Serb army is no was the dictum of authorized commentators on the basis of reports received Thursday and Friday from the Jugoslav front It Is belli systematically wiped up or even blotted out these sources said but the pity is that among troops fighting hardest are Croat formations whom lie Serbs wisely took out of Croatia and put oil the southern front Thus we arc in the paradoxi cal position of liberating Croatia nnd being received in Zagreb in an almost unbelievably enthusias tic manner while at the same time we are encountering Croatian regiments in Serbia Authorized sources said they were not ijennilled presently to Rive correspondents details con rerning the extent of the Serbian rout bill emphasized that lens of thousands of prisoners are be ing taken by various German army groups They further emphasized that booty in the way of war materials such as pieces of artillery anti aircraft guns and machineguns is comparable in relative volumt lo the booty during the French campaign Generally speaking foreign correspondents who traveled with the German armv through France last IVlay and June gained the impression from the picture unfolded by authorized sources that the Jugoslav de bacle in many respects parallels that of France One army reporters account of the German forces entry into Zagreb asserted that nowhere had the German columns been given such a hearty welcome as in the Croat capital MAJOR BATTLE THOUGHTBEGUN IN BITOLJ GAP Germans Believed Trying to Turn End of British Defense in Greece By TIIK ASSOCIATED PKESS ATHENS UP British expert ionrvy troops have clashed with Adolf Hitlers blitzkrieg invaders for lie first time in northern Greece it was officially an lounced Friday and the battle ot Greece apparently is developing1 Striking toward the right wing anchor of the BritishGreek main The question lie all sorts oC aid brings up so he would hate to say yes or no Mr Roosevelt made that American vessels could the Suez canal nee only clear use the Mediterranean sea of the waters in that area remains in the re stricted combat Ships could not sail out of the canal into the Mediterranean Webster City Girl 13 Slips From Road Maintained Killed national bcr to sent to thegovernor were bills i 1 To authorize tho executive i i council lo spend S5000 for the purchase of the Gardner cabin and property in Dickinson county scene of the 1857 Spirit Lake I massacre 2 To allow local governing bodies to issue 20year refunding bonds covering public indebted thc lop appeals board ill handle all grievances amuit be settler in the of approximately new Croat state claims 42541 square kilometers 1642T square miles and 202J 000 population The Germans announced nazi troops had occupied Zagreb old Croatian capital described as the sent of the new independent Croat government The Geneva Tribune also published reports from Ber lin that the Germans had captured Motors corporation The message advised tiic dc ttrno inn i also i laltment that the union which isj fruismann 13 wa engaged in a strike at the Kord i Thursday when she w Motor company served notice on the corporation Thursday of its intention to strike if an agreement on a new contract were not nceo tiatcd defense line in the vicinity of fabled Mount Olympus the Ger mans were reported to have cap tured Yanilza IH miles due noilli of Hie Olympus range V Other naxi columns were re ported trying to push through the Bitolj Monaslir pass in simthircst Jiicoslavia threaten ing the British left wine in a drive toward Phlorina Greece Headquarters of the British ex peditionary force reported stiffen ing resistance against the Ger mans in southern Jugoslavia where nazi armored columns were said to be rolling aouthward from Prilep Jugoslavia toward Phlor ina northern Greece Refugees arriving from Tugo slavia said that the Slav forces fought valiantly inflicting tcrrilic losses on the invaders and suffer ing heavy casualties themselves but that they had been un prepared for the violent nazi at tack in the Strumicn region be tween the istruma and Vardar river valley rcb he said a veritable ocean j of flags welcomed us In the city itself there indescribable 3 To strike out of the law provision denying old age assist ance to persons who have incomes of S300 a year or more JAPANESE WILL NOT USE FORCE TOKIO Premier Prince Fumimaro Konoyc in a highlv significant statement reiterated an elevated position above the city supply a safeguard against drought I in the mountains or earthquake I damage to the aqueduct My most lasting memory of this wholly pleasant day in Aiitofagas ta will be the scene which present Friday that Japans southward policy was purely economic and peaceful and insisted that Japan would not use force to realize her ambitions Konoyc whose statement was made at a press conference with Japanese reporters appeared op timistic regarding United States Japanese relations He acknowledged however Ljubljana and Belgrade Jugoslav capital from which the govern ment fled at the start of tiie inva sion U appeared that Jugoslavia had been virtually cut in two by Ger man and Italian forces driving across the narrow waistline of the country from opposite directions One official said the Kunkle tel egram explained that the com panyunion negotiations were deadlocked on certain but it did not specify the issues The union is reported to be seeking a wage increase On the basis of a labor board election held last year the union is Ihe ex clusive bargaining agent for the companys 130000 production workers WEBSTER CITV killed laic as run over by a city road niaintainer Dr George A Paschal county jury t an inquest held Hint the operator had been negligent in Long before entered 2agi They quoted Jugoslav gciicr als as attributing the defeat mainly io a breakdown in com munications which left many units struggling in the dark without knowledge if Illc movements of other units A terse communique by the British expeditionary force an nounced that British troops estab lished contact with the Germans Thursday Presumably this contact was dcvclonine Friday into a major eiiKacemcnt at Bitolj Jlona stir gap in Jugoslavia just cast of the junction of the Al banianGreekJugoslav f r o n tiers A British broadcasting cor poration bulletin said German forces nere attempting to force nassacc Iliiouch the ffap under heavy RAF attack Evidently the Germans having readied the Albanian frontier were trv ins lo turn the left cm of the British line in Greece The B E P communique said EXPECT PETER IN ISTANBUL Budapest Reports Some of Jugoslav Royalty Arrived by Airplane BUDAPEST scmiotfi eial telegram from Istanbul Fri day said that many members of the Jugoslav royal court arrived by plane in Turkey and that 17 year old King Peter was expected to follow TLANK FALLS IN STREET LOS ANGELES airf plane crashed into a North Hol lywood street late Thursday killI Gilbert Crowcll 25 botli of Los running the machine but staled that the death was accidental and not of a felonious nature Witnesses paid the accident oc curred when the girl preparing to leap from the machine slipped and fell directly in the path of the machine They said the girl had been warned to keep off the main t airier i cri itself as our liner took leave of the harbor in the early evenins that in the1 i Drab roofs had given way u HomcBcrlinTokio asi an o I myriad twinkling lights It was as timiation of the China conflict if a great gleaming necklace wcve were obstacles in the oath of i i f dalk I amicable relationship j i bcioio us between Tokio and Washington W Pilgrims Trod Same Path Taken by Christ 19 Centuries Ago JERUSALEM the war swirling ever nearer to the Holy Land pilgrims observed Good Friday here in the cradle of Chris tianity Friday by walking the same route taken by Christ Him self 10 centuries ago in the nar row sacred Via Dolorosa The de vout offered prayers at stations of the cross leading from the scene of Christs prison along the wind IOWA SUN TO SHINE EASTER Partly Cloudy and Continued Mild Is I Prediction for Stale j j DES MOINES be 1 sunshine for your Easter day pari i adc Sunday j That was the good news from1 Ine weather bureau Friday The j forecast said partly cloudy conj tinned and that means barring a sudden change in weath er conditions old Sol will provide a warm setting over most of the state for the traditional display o Easter finery Skies were cloudy over the stale i Friday with temperatures avcrag Hull hcpukhic where Christ DCS Homes had a 62degrce cos mTi WC811 lhC only torn ptims si v uoss on his last stop before j of ThursdavV stale aV mounting Calvary J DavcnporLKcokuS and Dubuauc EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 13 1 Shopping Day Left Weather Report FORECAST M A S O CITY Considerable German forces in northern Greece came into contact with British and imperial troops on I Tiic locale ol the engagement was not stated in ihis communi que which then turned to the Macedonian situation cloudiness Friday night and The situation Mac batnrclay possibly light showedonia is obscure bin chaiacter crs Sunday partly cloudy and 1 continued mild i by the magnificent resistance of the Greeks IOWA Considerable cloudiness j German Friday night and Saturday posreached Y1u1 ml BH j w le sibly light showers northeast j southern Jugoslavia rcVta vr sightly warmer extreme cast to the German advance i stiffen rnday night Sunday partly I ilg Yaml2i i about 3V mSlcs cloudy temperature mild MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Kri dny night and Saturday pos sibly light showers extreme east j and extreme north slightly warmer extreme southeast day night Sunday partly cloudy continued mild Extended weather forecast for the period from p m April II to p m April 16 Upper Mississippi temperature will average above I normal but with slowly falling trend indicated after Sunday or ocu cuiumns on ic oad Monday Precipitation will averbetween Phlorina and Prilep were age moderate to heavy occurring bombed successfullv from a low intermittently but principally altitude the announcement add during first half of period i MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stati northwest of Salonika i A British Royal Air Force I roniniunifiiic said that British bnmlicrs and fighters Thursday attacked an enemy motor transport column near Bitolj which is in southwestern Jugo slavia about seven miles above the Greek frontier while fight ers inachincfcnnncil trucks and troops on Bitolj airdrome caus ing many casualties Armored columns on the road Maximum Thursday G2 Minimum Tiiuvsdaynigjn H At 8 a m Ki iclay YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Ihlorina in Greece is le5s than IM miles south of Bitolj while Prilep is aljout 25 miles northeast of Bitolj Between Bitolj and Phlorina the iuyal air force hammered at Kcnali which liea hort distance north of the GrcckJugolav fron tier Haihvay tnrein Kenali luRr i Mivirt were bombed and troopr   

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