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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H t rc L o M R HIST WCU A AST DEPT OF IOWA COUP MQfNES 1A ASSOCIATED PMSS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NEVSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Am hnwkam Gambling in Chile Is Big Business EDITORS is another of a series of articles written by W Earl Hall Mason City GlobeGazette managing editor m the course of a tour through South America as one of a parly of 12 euests of the Carnegie Endowment for In ternational Peace Number 31 By W EAKL HALL VINA DEL MAR six months of the year Chileans and others of gambling inclina tions gather nightly at the great Casino here at Vina and try to beat the spinning roulettt wheels During the other six months they nurse their wounds and prepare f o r the next open season On our visit there yester day we found the establish ment not open for business but we were permitted to inspect the premises W EARL HALL from basement kitchen to the art repositories on the upper floors The Casino ranks as one of Chiles foremost business enterprises housed in a governmentbuilt structure surpassed by none in cither Vina del Mar or Valparaiso Great sunken gardens contain ing brilliant hued flowers sur round the building and on an elevation nearby is the imposing summer home of Chiles presi dents Members of our party who have visited Monte Carlo were amazed to find that in size and grandeur the Chilean Casino com pares impstefE Roulette wheels ill hall after hall There are 37 in all But one large section is given over to card games with cabarets pro vided in three price classes One lounge is reserved for the mayor and his friends What the odds are against the customer is a matter of debate but a number expressed the view that it is at least 7030 The net profit from the season just ended is said to have run somethingover 60 million pe sos the ciiuivalcnl of 000 if The manager of the concession iiiu manager oi me concession Jugoslav capitulation after 12 an Argentinian is reported to re days of lightning warfare a vic ccivecl 18 per cent of the profits tory won almost without blood with the remainder going to the shed government A considerable part of the government Is al located to state supported schools and universities On all hands we are discover ing that United States good neighbor policy lias won favor in South America The name of Roosevelt is spoken almost in rev erence as a matter of fact Our int uermans contended guide yesterday suggested that he proves that Germany can without was even more popular among undue exertion conduct war in nations own widely separated spots and still t have reserve energy left Chileans than president who has been mos prominently identified with Chiles new deal under a popular front party Jf The war seems somehow tn be more remote from the daily lliotifiils of South Americans particularly in this southern most republic than it is inthe thinhinff of us Xorth Ameri cans Nobodysuggests the pos sibility that South America will be drawn into it On the other hand there is an almost universal assumption here that United States cannot avoid in volvemcril What sentiment there is seems to be preponderantly on the side of Britain Theres a reflection this in the fact that the two lending daily newspapers of Val paraiso are vigorously proBrit ish while the Italian managed publication cuts almost no ice in the journalistic scene The wars principal direct ef fect on the Chilean economy has been felt in the nitrate industry Increased demand however for this fertilizer from the United States largely government in spired has taken up much of the slack of this lost market in Eu rope The really great concern in the minds of those who manage Chiles nitrate industry has been caused by the rapid development of synthetic nitrates nitrates drawn from the air in United Stales and in Europe It is feared that after the war which most Cmleans think is going to be won by Britain there will be an ac celeration of this competition Two of our party Clarence Roberts of Oklahoma City and Eugene Butler of Dallas Texas both farm magazine editors made a side trip to the greatest of the Chilean nitrate fields i MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 18 1941 MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEIi COKSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION cure NO 162 NAZI WAVES PUSH BACK GREEKS RAF Raids Berlin i Editors Note Robert SI John Associated Press corres pondent stationed in Belgrade when the German army struck into Jugoslavia tells in his first dispatch since the Palm Sun day invasion of paralyzing blows by tlic By ROBERT ST JOHN SOMEWHERE IN MONTENE GRO with the Remnants of the Jugoslav Army via Athens Greece April 16 delayed Mass German air attacks that killed at least 10000 persons in Belgrade alone and turned Jugo slavias principal cities into smuU ing shambles struck the paralyz ing blows opening the Balkan war Men women and children lay by the hundreds in the debris of their homes after concentrated nazi bombing attacks on cities These civilians were ordered by their government not to cluff the roads by wild flight ham pering the military as refugees did in France but to die on their thresholds tjf nccessarv And there they died For nine days I rode across Jugoslavia behind the lines watch army try vainly wit repel the overwhelming mechan ized force of Hitlers panzer divi sions and screaming Stuka bomo ers Almost from the first hour ot the German invasion the army was without communications One division seldom knew what the iuu one next to it wis doing raid Individually the Serbian forces fought with gicat bravery and re ported inflicting heavy losses on the Germans In one days attack the military claimed destruction of 200 nazi tanks and stared planes and did though there all jiot take shelter werent enough H was a mssaere At least 10 009 died in the capital alone In one square I counted more than 20X1 bodies alter the first morning Almost at the start the water supply failed and huge fires raged unchecked until the city was mantled with a heavy smoke nail 111 spite of the furious resis tance however the German wedges bit deeper into the country and the fighting became hopeless X 1 say Ihe Serbian army foujjtit because in traveling about I have seen many Croatian de serters and in the critical hours of the fighting officials announced the Croats had revolted in tlie north 1 was in Belgrade the morning the German air force attacked The citizens who had not yet learned the nation at war poured into the streets when the sirens screamed and the bomber squad The United States 3 British and first buildings destroyed along with most of the government quarters Bombers swept over in waves for two days until the city was a shattered flaming shambles With several companions I fol lowed the government toward the interior We slept in ditches and barns and lived on handouts from the hospitable peasants who re fused to accept our money We arrived in Sarajevo in time to meet another air blitzkrieg This r marked an event leading to Iho World war was blasted and burned to ruins Heading toward the Adriatic from Sarajevo we readied Mon tenegro Here we found army leaders putting down an abortive fifth column uprising Traitors were lined up against a wall and shot By the time we reached the Ad riatic coast it was apparent tnat further Serbian resistance would be confined r 1 J Min uiia me uomuer sauatl riflcsand oxendrawn artillery to rons roared overhead They stood Nazis Hail Unconditional Surrender of Serbian Army Declare More Men and Equipment to Be Freed Iowa Church Hit by for Attacking Greece Lightning Destroyed 7 BERLIN of the CLINTON estl 1 1 i 1i An tional capitulation effective at mated at between 525000 and noon 4 a m CST was acclaimed was caused by fire which in Berlin Friday as a milestone shortly before midnight Thars on an Irresistible march to vie day night gutted St Patricks tory and an achievement expected church at the Villa Nova settle to have a profound effect on the ment four miles south of Char IfsHn Tlin i i fate of Greece H means more men equip ment and a greater concentra tion of brilliant leadership for the job which lies ahead in Greece was the comment which came first to Hie lips of most German observers V Military sources described the Jugoslav capitulation after 12 German dead in the Jugoslav campaign these sources declared will be counted in the hun dreds They placed great emphasis on the fact that another hostile army had been crushed at a time when the nazi air force was giving Lon don an unprecedented hammering This the Germans contended Some commentators recalled that Jusoslavia longer than the Netherlands once the German army jrot under way but that she collapsed sooner than the other defeated coun lires which opposed the reich The Netherlands it was pointed out lasted only five days Poland 18 Belgium 19 and France 45 Woman Gets Divorce But Is Ordered to Pay Alimony OMAHA District Judge Herbert Hhoadcs granted a di vorce late Thursday lo Mrs Bertha Dammunu 50 formerly of HiHlan Iowa but ordered her to pay S121370 alimony to Wesley H K Dammonn A man has as much right to receive alimony as a woman the judge commented I dont know what else lo call it Id call it that if I gave it to a woman How ever suppose that for the re cord we could enter it simply as a judgment ICWAN IS ELECTED WASHINGTON Har ry E Narey of Spirit Lake Iowa Thursday was elected without opposition as reporter to the Smithsonian institution of the Daughters of the American Revo lution northeast of and tt Ma ucl iiiuepenoeiH l plane They report an amaz tion elected R mining and processing thV fertil convent here Thur Atkin3orCretr where eke in Ihe world in the viju in mi IIUMJM viLc u reside u i t A Far SalC 3S CC ESE jpttc The tire started when lightning struck the 135foot steeple of the church Greek Troops Leave Most of Albania ATHENS UR Official quar ters reported Friday night that the military situation has im proved notably in the past few hours and that resistance has been stiffened by withdrawal of Greek troops from the greater part of Albania The official spokesman said that Greek resistance had been appre ciably improved by reduction of the Albanian salient A solid GrecoBritish defense line now exists said the spokes man had been no previous indication that a solid line did not exist Eyewitness accounts from the batllefront said waves of German soldiers supported by screaming divebombers were being hurled I incessantly at the allied defense1 lines with a staggering loss of life An allied estimate said 50000 nazis had been slain in Hitlers blitzkrieg smash into the Aegean kingdcm and it was declared that British troops in the Mt Olympus zone had hurled back repeated mass attacks by German infantry for six days The towering snowcapped Ul Olympus mythical home of Greeces ancient gods was said to be resounding day and night to the roar of dive bombers Frontline advices declared that nazi bodies were piled high witli the German high command still plunging fresh and seemingly in exhaustible divisions of men and machines into the assault Storm Kills Iowa Man British View Serbia as Enemy Occupied LONDON The British government announced Friday night that Jugoslavia is hence forth to be regarded as enemy occupied territory The announce ment was made by the British board of trade and the ministry of economic warfare which have taken similar action in the cases of the other Balkan countries overrun by the German army OFFICERS ARE NAMED DBS MOINES Iowa maz on eece R A Phillins of mg development of facilities for Sioux City president at t he rior of mining and processin this f was s chosen vice president C A Far president SEVERAL OTHERS IN STATE HURT Hailstones as Large as Baseballs Reported in Some Sections DBS 1HOIKES tfF At least one person was killed and sev eral others were injured in ter rific wind hail and rain storms which struck Iowa Thursday night Carl Mardorf about 30 a farmer living near Fairvicw S miles west of Anamosa was killed when his barn was blown down Three persons were injured none seriously at Victor heart of the storm area Houses and farm buildings wore wrecked livestock killed and communities Isolated without communications or electric serv ice as the wind whipped through east central Iowa accompanied by torrential rains and hailstones as large as baseballs1 Observers who drove over the area from Victor to Homestead Friday much ot it still isolated estimated the damage from S75 000 to S 100000 Highway Patrolman Kermith Rlioadcs reported threeinch hailstones in the vicinity of Koszta an inland town in Iowa county and said they covered the highway to a depth of two feet Others who were in the vicinity said the stones piled up to a dcnth of five feet in isolated instances Fred Murray filling station op erator at Victor was t most seriously hurt He was taken to a hospital at Grinnell where his condition was reported good Friday He was badly cut and bruised when the wind literally blew his station away the gaso line pumps being carried a block Mr and Mrs George Weisskopf were injured also as they sat in their automobile under the canopy of the filling station They were struck by a flying timber He suffered head injuries and nb fractures and she severe scalp cuts They were recovering Fri day at their home which was 125 Windows Are Broken by Hail Storm in Hanlontown damaged They were returning 2 home in their car when the storm struck and sought shelter at the station which was across the street from their home Two University of Iowa hos pital nurses told reporters in Iowa City Thursday night of how they saw the wind strike Vic tor and then gave first aid to injured persons there for near ly two hours The two nurses Mrs Victor Kcul and Agnes OLeary were re turning to Iowa City frum a field trip in the northwestern part of tiic stale when tiic storm center moved into Victor The anticipation was the aw ful part Mrs Keul said When Ihe wind hit we were trapped It was in short quick gusts she said swirling down one side of the street and then the other Mrs Keul said that after the storm which hit about 5 oclock she and Miss OLeary helped a Victor doctor give first aid to several persons who had been in jured by flying debris All the lights were out and the only il lumination we had to work by was a flashlight held by some she declared Missouri Tornado Damage Is FILLMGHE damage to this Mo small Storm northwest itjuit II U I V Missouri town was tentatively es timated by Mayor J F Owsfey at 5200000 Friday A tornado struck the town of 450 residents at 6 p m Thursday demolishing 20 homes two churches a hotel a lumber yard and damaging other structures At least 20 persons were injured none seriously American Made Planes Flown to Singapore SINGAPORE American made patrol bombers the same as the latest additions to the U S navy roared in here Friday after a transPacific flight They were greeted by squadrons of R d fighters which authorities an Other Wmnebago County Sections Also Report Damage From Storm A severe hail and thunderstorm which struck North Iowa Thurs day afternoon caused property damage it was reported Friday Approximately were broken by Hanlontown Heaviest Raid BULLETIN LOXDOV attack on Berlin Thursday was the work of more RAF bombers and of KAF bombers carrying more bombs than ever before the British air ministry news service said Friday night Icav imj hundreds of fires in the German capital LONDON Groat Britain jle its heaviest air raid on Bcr made IilT o f the entire during the HRht In a grim challenge toCcr many lo fight out the war in he air to the finish Xeit fourmotored Stirling long ransc bombing planes winch carry tremendous luacls made the attack They dropped a new tync bomb of terrific destructive power on the center Berlin II was admitted iliat ciRht planes failed to return Rescue squads were still digging the dead and wounded from the homes and buildings demolished in Wednesday nights German raid on London the greatest air raid of all time when the British plane took off from their home bases They went to bur Britains defy to the luftwaffe after the German high command had announced that its night raid was a reprisal for a raid of April on Berlin and that future raids on the nazi capital will be followed by even greater raids on British cities Fighting bad xveather the Brit ish planes flew 400 miles to bomb Berlin as Britons had hoped they The air ministry said in its communique A number of very powerful bombs were dropped on tar gets in he center of Berlin Thursday night during Ihe heaviest attack yet made on the enemys capital Fires immediately broke out The attack was pressed home I and many bursts were seen across Ihe target Substantial damage certainly was done BERLIN GIVES REPORT ON BOMBER ATTACK BERLIN Twelve hours after a high command announce ment that revenge would be talc en on an increasing scale for British attacks on German resi dential quarters British planes raided Berlin and damaged dcntial districts and cultural ob jects 125 windows weak hailstones About 81 MJmlous were broken in the schoolhoiisc The tons of several cars were dam aged by the stones of whirJi Die largest measured about 2 incites in diameter stained the Lutheran stained glass tltss windows in church and two windows in the bank were broken At Northwood the electrical storm accompanied by heavy rainfall and some hail passcd over the vicinity about 3 oclock Rain fall at Northwood was 110 inches Three miles north of North near the Grove neighbor hood rainfall assumed cloudburst proportions the crew of the southbound SI and St L motor train which arrives In Northwood at 5 p m reporting that water was running over the track near the Gulhckson crossing as they came southward toward Nbrlluvood The section crew was sent to the place but no damage to the roadbed was reported A cloudburst struck Thompson when three inches fell flooding the streets and marooning cars Hail accompanied he heavy downpour at times A heavy rain storm accompan ied by hail and some wind slruck Winnebago county stalling cars on the highway and doing some damage The barn was blown down on the Robert Dean farm northwest of Forest City and telephone com munications with Leland were disrupted A Forest City man reported that he saw a twister dip earthward near Leland but it apparently did little damage Eagle Grove also reported tain larg panes heavy hail Hailstones as as golf balls fell at Eagle breaking sonic A communique said The Royal Air Force carried out atlacks Thursday night with Germany At several places Ex plosive and incendiary bombs were dropped and caused sliht damage Several planes advanced to Berlin and succeeded in penetrat ing the antiaircraft Km oirdic around the rckh capital Severn ftre were caused in residential diMncts of Berlin and asain cul tural objects were damaged Three planes flying j toward Berlin were shot down bv anti aircraft gun fire and two crashed in I lames near Berlin ac cording to available reports OF NAZI SOLDIERS FROM NORTH ARRIVE Observers Declare Battle of Balkans Is Fast Nearing Climax By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wave on wave of lankpaced German infantry attacking with almost suicidal violence drove tho allies back to a new shorter line of defense in northern Greece Fri day and frontline observers de clared that if Greece is saved It will be by a second Thermopy lae the hot the mountain pass Into southern Greece where Leouidas and his SOU Spartans made an his toric stand against the Persian hordes in 580 B C Dispatches from the fighting zone said Hitlers blitzkrieg armies have not broken through the allied from luflhc plains of Thessaly bill the Krilisli admit ted that the arrival of vast num bers of German reinforcements flooding down from the presumably from fallen Jugo slavia had forced the allies lo reform their lines deeper In Greece H was apparent that the 13 dayold battle of the Balkans was fast approaching a climax The nazi offensive into Greece with Greek withdrawal from virtually all of Albania and Italian advance ns far as Porto Edcln on the Albanian coast V V The new GreekBritish nosi lions in Greece were taken up alter the Germans hart been re ported sacrificing huge num bers of men in steady assaults i the rugKCtl passes around Mount Olympus and on the center of the defense line ncar Kalabaka Home ncwspancrs renortcd tliat German parachute troops bad been dropped liclund British lines west of Mount Olympiij The allied withdrawal to a new and shorter line in Greece was made gradually according to a communique issued at general headquarters in Cairo So far the communique said Ihe German advance has been a Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partlv clouriv showers or thunderstorms Fri day afternoon Fridav anti early Saturday colder Satur day IOWA Partly cloudy showers or lnunaerstoms Friday afternoon and rnday night lrd east and central Saturday colder Satur day and extreme west rYidav night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy oc casional rain northwest and showers or thunderstorms cast and south Friday afternoon and Friday night Saturday partly cloudy occasional rain cast and central colder Saturday and t northwest and extreme west Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Thursday 71 Minimum Thursday night 53 At 8 a m Friday 33 Rain 54 A heavy rain accompanied by hail the size of nickels ushered in spring greenery Thursday night YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 30 Precipitation Irace costly one The German com munique reported farther ad vances and capture of prisoners and war material in Greece Official sources gave no details regarding the new and shorter de fense line in Greece where ho allies had been defending u front extending from Mount Olympus on the oLt south west nnrd towrd theKahbak railroad bead and I and Uifncc westward to Albania If thr line were cnecl below TriUkal 150 miles north of Athens 11 apparently would mean the los r the import ant rail junction of Larisa It appeared that the 13 day old battle of the Balkans was fast ap proaching its critical stage British middle cast head quarters acknowledging the al lied retreat deeper into he Aegean kingdom declared however that the German ad vance had involved a costly toll Some estimates put the nazi dead at 50000 situation is developing un favorably a Greek spokesman acknowledged sadly The struggle against two em pnes Germany and Italy im posed on us by Germany could not last indefinitely Dispatches from Athens said at least 10 German divisions about 120000 troops were slashing at the allied lines sup ported by more than 1000 war planes X Australian New Zealand and other British troops fighting in the Mt Olympus sector were re ported under terrific aerial bom bardment while on the west flank nazi panzer columns knit ing down the Greek Albanian border placed the Greeks in new jeopardy London admitted that the situa tion was serious A spokesman said there was no point in dis guising that fact But he added quickly that while the Greeks gradually were being forced southward from the positions thev have long held in Albania no nazi   

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