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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H t ft L r f H IS r DEPT or s M o i M E COUP rou LEASEO War Hits Economy in Argentina EDITORS This is auolhrr fit series ot articles written bv IV Karl mil Mason city GlobeGairttc managing editor in the course or a tour Ihrouih South America as one ot parly of 11 juejls of the firmtie LndouiueiU for International Peace XUaiBER 48 By W EARL HALL BUENOS AlBES Argentina has been more adversely affected by the war so far as its domestic economy is concerned than any other nation in the world not actu ally in the war This was a view expressed by a former mid westerner who for nearly 20 years has been residing here in Argen tina important ly c o n 11 e ctcd the coun trys farming industry For good rea sons of his own h e preferred not to be idcnti fied with this interview But EARL HALL the opinions ex pressed by him are so interesting and authentic that 1 was willing to let him remain anonymous Quite largely Argentina has lost its market in the British Isles par ticularly with respect to prime beef which has been shipped in refrigerated vessels This said my friend is a luxury Britain has had to forego Refrigeration equipment is bulky and England just hasnt had the bottoms to handle the job OIICD the Argentines them selves hardly knew the taste of their best baby beef They sold their prime beef to London and were satisfied with the second best Now however this has been changed The steaks at this hotel are as luscious as any Ive ever a diehard Iman talking The highly productive part of Argentine is a section to the west and north of B A about the size oE Iowa according to my friend In this region centering about Santa Fe much corn of a flinty nature is raised My assumption was that this was used for fattening the beef cattle but I was set right on this Beef is made prime on an alfalfa diet while the flinly corn is used large ly for export purposes Argentina his past year had a light crop due to an excess of moisture toward Ihe end of the growing season The previous year however there was a bum per 400000 bushels from this region of concentrated fertility With the forcien demand re duced Argentina introduced a system of sealing its surplus corn which turned out about as badly as it could Every known enemy of stared corn became active and there was close to a total loss on the scaled stock One result of this unhappy ex perience was to place a new em phasis on diversification particu larly dairying Argentinas cheese industry is becoming rather six able Incidctilally a part of mir group today is visiting a dairy farm where 7000 cows are milked ciaily for the Buenos Aires milk market Italians play nn extremely im portant place in the Argentine farm picture Here in Buenos Aires too they constitute per haps the most important single ra cial many as 500000 out of 2500000 Different from the Germans on farm or in city the llalians have Ihc rcpulalion of being as similated into the Argentine cit izenship Germans on the olhcr Iiaml stick to Ihcir colonies and rtfusc I o enter into the national life of Ihcir adopted land THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 5 194l THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE CLAIM IRAQ TROOPS CLOSING NO 176 SEES F R VIEW AS PROMISE OF UNLIMITED AID Washington Indicates Growing Pressure or Action on Deliveries WASHINGTON Kooso veils declaration that the Amcricao people are ever ready to fight again for democracy interpreted in high administratioi quarters Monday as carrying new promise of virtually unlimited assistance to nations resisting aggression This view was taken bv some members ot the parly which ac companied the president to Saun ton Va where he made e state ment Sunday in dedicating the birthplace of Woodrmv Wilson as national shrine In Washington Senator Nye R K Dak commented that if the president is making a feeler foi a declaration of war ho will be quickly surprised to see that tin people of America do not want to be involved Officials in the presidential party noted on the other hand that he did not say Americans were ready to eo lo Avar and drew a distinction between that and his actual words In the present instance they said fiffiif was a broad term cov ering strons material support of democratic nations rather than military involvement in the war While the president spoke only of principles developments in Washington indicated a growing pressure for further specific action on the problem of delivering war supplies to Britain aoLthe whole subject apparently was due an earlyand thorough airing in the Acrowdol notables ifia plam heard the chiefexecutiCes dedicatory address It was deliv ered from a small platform on the walk in front of the old house in which the World war president was born are meeting here today to dedicate a new shrine ot freedom Mr Roosevelt said By this action we are bearing true witness to the faith that is in simple faith mthe freedom of democracy in the world is the hind of faith for which we have fought before for lie existence of which we arc ever ready to fight again WILLKIE URGES U S PROTECT CARGOES Wendell L Wilikic the repub lican leader declared that we should protect our cargoes of arms and food to England and he characterized the operations of the United States neutrality pa lo provide safe lanes in the western inadequate At the capitol it was reported that Senator Pepper DFla would make a speech Monday ad vocating war shipments to Brit ain and administration leaders said they would not seek to avoid a senate showdown tin n proposal by Senator Tobcy RN H put congress on record against naval convoys of war shipments to Britain Loy of the Two Miles Above GUARDS BOARD JUGOSLAV SHIPS U S Takes Steps as Precautiohary Denies Boats Seized This airplane view taken from an altitude of 2 mile f MT CUV tC Silc blh en for Mason Citys municipal airport and its locution w ii reference to the cty limils ana other landmarks The buildings just Xi lola turk fr are tUosc of the of P5 t COUlUy CS of Memor al Park cemetery Just north of the cemetery between the ren 2nd ra be seen an irregular Mack Dcratar climbed C m C altitutlc as 10 degrees below As canTe b lo the city limits HugeTenT airplane piloted by Sylvan New Stamps in South America Tiic evcral large river systems nf ihe ones which j make up the Plata estuary here at j B responsible for much nf the countrys superfertile land By the same token flood control is a constant problem I asked my friend frankly whether he thought it possible tor the United States and Argentina to gear their farm economies into each other He studied for a mo ment and answered me in sub stantially these words You have an abundance of farm products up in U S now havent you And you could have ever so much more if you wanted tnsra couldnt you Obviously oji the principal farm prod and choice U S is a continued competi tion or an outright subsidization or tlc purpose of buying friend ship Tiii xvas from one who has Argentine agriculture at cloe range foi almost two dcc Latest stamp from Argentina s a horizontal bright blue and while with insignia of light blue in the center Oval por traits show Gen Domingo French and Col Antonio I Bcrnli Ictt and right respec tively Tuo ships were boarded Ihc Srcca and in Brooklyn and a third tiic Predsednik Kopajpic was said to have been boarded off Staplcton Stalen Island The coast guard several times denied that the ships were seized1 but indicated lhat they either were placed in protective custody or were being watched closely Boarding parties moved on Ihe ships duringr the early morn ing hours executing a surprise maneuver At the 1820 Ion freighter Vclis Brooklyn dock the guardsmen also took posses sion of Ihc pie Clear Lake to in Purchase of Airport L C M Contributes Sum to Pay for Land Cost Above an Avre The gift of S1725 from tiie Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and businessmen to help finance the purchase of land for the Ma son City municipal airport was announced at Mondays meeting of the city council Cily Manager Herbert T Bar clay revealed that he had received the check in accordance with an agreement made when Clear Lake businessmen discovered several weeks ago that Mason City was Tnc 3167 ton freighter Srcca i unable lo buy land on liighwav recently arrived from St i between Ihc two towns nt what was boarded a few minutes Intel a a nearby dock Ttie Predsednik Kopajpic i The city manager explained lhal the limit set by the cilv council Mas S125 an acre ami lhal it would have been neces sary to KO lo Ihe time and ex pense of condemnation procend was considered a fair price bv the counciJ j reported had tn saU from Us Staten Island pier before boarding parlies reached it off SUipIclou V x The action was similar lo thai taken when Ihc government look charge of German Kalian and Danish vessels here In Wash ington the coast guard also de nied it had seized the Yugo slav vessels but addedthat the guardsmen were closely watch ing them New York coast guard bead quarters did not amplify its state ment From Bolivia comes a red centavos showing Ihc dream of Murillo the Spanish painter Inscription under the picture reads Sucno dc G Xogafe a IK includes lac dates 18101010 The stamp is expect ed to be the first of a scries j DISCUSS MILITARY ROAD j MEWTOV High I way NTo 6 a military highway will be the topic of Chief Engineer Fred R White of he fowa state highway commission at the annual meeting here Monday of Hie lowi 6 lo Eel Hie land desired for thai price Mls were Thc 70 acres owned by Amy B KHappen finally bought for S135 an acre ui acres from Harvey Wood for an acre and 80 acres from George Sheridan for S125 an acre The Hood farm contained some build ings the others did not Total price of the 311 acres to the city of Mason City after the Clear Lake donation has beer de ducted is S3893920 lie said Each owner has now been paid S 000 on tiic purchase price snd the options have been exercised v Replying to criticism ilial the il is Jij miles from the cilv limits and that Hie civil acrn naulics administralinn had rcc ommcmlcd a distance between and 7 miles from the titv limils The site lias been checked bv a representative of the state com merce commission Mr Barclay said and the state certificate is expected during this week Thp council authorized Citv Solicitor Charles E Cnnnvcll to proceed with condemnation pro ceeding against Robert Pine tenant on the Kminpcn farm The tenant on the farm accepted an offer of SI 100 ilam iires fur Icaviuc he crop he al roaily has prepared and niiivin from the farm Sheridan has acrccd to cive possession of liis land aboul Julv 15 after his oils crop is harvested ant asked no It will he more than a mnnlli before any construction work could lie begun al tlic airport Mr Barclay sain Two surveys are now bcinR niadc for the GAA and must be studied by the federal airport engineers for recommendations before the work can go ahead One survey is an intensive study of the 31 IU acre site and the land immediately adjoining it and in cludes both maps and contours From the federal airport gincers will plan not only present airport layout but eventual square Tiic other survey is en tii c tiie mile is well topographi every site direction from the airnort HEAVY RAINS AT CLAIBORNE 493 Inches of Rain in 24 Hour Period Listed at Alexandria CAMP CLAIBORNE La Heavy rains whipped by a stout western wind swept across camp Claiboruc Monday drenching the 6000 Iowa soldiers in training here Tile Alexandria 13 vcathei bureau reported inches f rain in the 24 hours ending at 7 a in Monday and the downpour was continuing The heaviet rain was in an area northwest of Alexandria about 20 miles from Claiborne but a wcsf wind was bringing it toward camp Any possibility of deep water standingin the camp however is eliminated by the steep hills which slope off from lie camp to ward Alexandria and the Red river 20 o 25 miles away The river observers said was still well within iis bank Tile I camp is about 100 feet above the j river level i The rain lorccd troops off Die I drill fields and training was be j ing carried on in moss lialis and recreation buildings Mondav 458 M P H LOS ANGELES air plane which lew by so fast it dis appeared before ils motors could be heard has made its a bpccd its pilot said of 458 miles an hour Lockheed Aircraft calls iis 938 Interceptor given its first public demonstration before 50000 spec tators at an air show Sunday the worlds fastest fighting plane Test Pilot Alilo Buicham sent the plane so fast on a level course over the municipal airport site of the show lhat it disappeared into the horizon before the spec tutors heard the thunder of its j engines i Bnrcliam laier sent Ihc craft straight upward at an estimated miles an hour and pui it Ihiough spectacular rolls and dives 3 Clinging to Upset Canoe Rescued From Lake in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS boys and a girl were rescued from Lake Harriet early Monday after their canoe overturned Attracted by their cries a watchman in a motorboat picked them up as they clung chilled and tiring to the overturned boat Oc cupants of the canoe were Robert Thompson 1U Kenneth Beck 19 and Lois Ward 18 Beck swam j ashore for help Meanwhile Fox 18 heard the cries of the other two I and swam to their aid The three then were picked up by the ualcli inan in the motorboat Zea Agent f or ML St L Dies Suddenly Sherman L Zea ef local freight and passenger agent oi the M St U railroad died sud denly at his home 112 East Slate street at oclockSunday eve ning from heart disease lie had spent the day ridinjj and had been in evident good health Mr Zca was born al La llogue ill Oct IB 1875 He luuj connected with railroading for I years For the past 27 years lie had been with the M St L railroad 17 years of which he had spent as freight and passen ger agent of Mason City For a number of years Mr Zea had been president of the Mason City Freight Agents association and at the time of his death was chairman of the board of direc tors of the organization Mr Zea was a member of Harding lodge AF and AM the the Bene Em Kaardad Surviving Mr wue Tour sons Lloyd Zea Baltimore Maine Howard Zea Kirk wood 111 Dean Zea Mason City and Byron Zca Monniouth one daughter Mrs Kenneth Ol son Burlington Wash Three stepchildren Mrs Larry Delsing Waterloo Mrs Harrv Gilbert Lagoon Beach Cal and fcnrl McGnrvey Mason City and 13 grandchildren also survive Funeral services will be held al oclockThursday afternoon at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev William Galbreth associate pastor of the First Mctiiodist church in charge The Masons will be in charge of ser vices at the grave V S L ZEA suddenly BERLIN STATES HABBANIYA HAS BEEN OCCUPIED English Claim Most of Iraq Air Force Has Been Destroyed FEIOM CABLE REPORTS Great Britain was reported hard pressed in severe fighting for domination of the Iraq oil fields Monday as scattered aerial war raged from North Ireland to the Mediterranean w liadio Berlin claimed that Iracii troops finally had occu pied heavily bombarded liab Iraniva airdrome west of Bag dad and that same thousands of British imperials al the port of Basra had hecn surrounded The report however lacked confirmation and London previously had indicated tliat the British had the situation at Basri in hand and might be moving from there toward Bagdad Both sides according to the Ankara radio were reported threatening bombardment of important enemy buildings in Bagdad although the British at Cairo reported that most of the Iraqi air force of probably 70 planes had been des troyed Turkey offered o the conflict but there did not appcar to be tlement immediate basis for set as Iraqi demanded with drawal of British troops The London radio in a peace bid to Iraqs proGerman Pre mier Kashid All Al Gailani said that if Iraq troops were with drawn ana fUbttor stoppit re countries 1 The Iraq government was re ported to have cut the pipeline flow of oil to the Mediterranean but the British declared thai ample reserves of fuel had been buill up to prevent a shortage from crippling operations of ihe British Mediterranean fleet TOBKUK ATTACKS ENCIRCLING AXIS TROOPS British middle cast headquar ters said he Tobruk garrison un der axis assault for more than three weeks had attacked cncir Img German and Italian troops and smashed for re newed attacks Heavy casualties were in flicted on the axis forces British headuuarters said A British said that fresh fighting had broken out in the Salum sector on the Egyptian Libyan frontier and that heavy losses had been inflicted on axis troops and vehicles BELFAST HIT HAUD IX XAZI AIR ATTACK Adolf Hitlers iuitwaffe iiik ing within a few hours after the fuehrer told his rcichsiaR thnt nn coalition of powers could defeat crinany heavily bombed the city of Kchavt northern Ireland and attacked Liverpool for the fourth niRht in a row A G c r m a 11 communiour termed Belfast an important transit harbor implying thai it was bcinjr used as a port of en try for United Stales war sup plies The high command aid tint lour ships vCre set afire m the naroor and that tremendous fires and explosions were ob crvcd in industiia officials yid t was feared the casualties at 1tlcbc hcvv A previous nvi RAF bombers countered with a widespread tjcs of overnight iiIs blasting docks and shipping il Kottcrdam Antwerp Lc Havre Brest Cherbourg St and airdrome at Qucr Weather Report i British FORECAST MASON CITY Considerable i cloudings scattered slunvci or Ibmidersiovins Monday nihl i and Tuesday cooler Tueday IOWA Considerable cloudiness i scattered showers or thunderi storms Tuesday and in west and central Monday afternoona and tonight cooler Tuesdiiv and iueiillc extreme west Monday night i At Brci the luun air mil Ltry reported UAK bombs scored battle MINNESOTA Partly showers Monday nighl Tuesday cooler Tuesday and extreme west Monday night IN MASON CITY i M i i c oudy jfreh luK on Ihc German RI 41 GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday nighl YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation The figvires for Smidiy Maximum Saturdav Minimum in Might At 3 a m YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum uiinc and ships Gnciscnnu and in the irnh assault in five week In his reichstng speech Hitfci dec aied that no power on earth could wrestaway Germanys gains and Uint neither force nor time will make us yield let alone oreak us up The wellposted Berlin Dicnst I cns Aus Dcutschland commenting on HiUcrs speech declared that be cuive of possibility of American intervention in the war no spec ulation could be made on the du ration of the conflict Dienst hinted that Jlc war might extend into 1942 and said iiich intervention is appraised by Germans as an influeiue wlncii could prolone tiic war bu   

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