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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVH Tt 7 hmuam Argentina Producing Own Movies tmrOKS Is auollitr if a series of written by VV Earl Hilt Mason City jlobeGazelle managing editor in Ibe course or a thruuxh South America as one or a party or 1 0 lie CarncEie LnduilRicut for International Teate Number 52 By W EARL HALL BUENOS be on guard Hollywood The South American movie the Latin American defi nitely on the DECLARE 53 OF GERMAN CREW ARE PRISONERS 27 British Merchant Seamen Are Reported Rescued in Indian Ocean LONDON German raid er believed in London to have been the 21131 ton transAtlantic liner Hansa has been sunk in ihe Indian ocean by a British warship the admiralty announced Friday The announcement said that the 10000 ton British cruiser Cornwall rescued 27 British merchant seamen from the raid er and seized 53 of the raiders German crew Authoritative London quarters estimated the vessel carried 300 crewmen anil said she probably was armed with six 59 guns torpedo lubes and was equipped for minelay iiitr Her speed was 19 knots The Hansa wellknown to the transAtlantic trade created a furore in New York harbor in Au gust 1037 when an outbreak ot typhoid was found among her crew after her 1000 passengers had debarked and scattered to their homes Health authorities notified the passengers but there were no reports of the malady having spread from the crewmen On Jan 8 1939 Chinese pirates fired on a ship identified as the Hansa within a few miles of The Shanghai butthSship put on full nativemovie inSystryfound her steam W63 highly photogenic and on the sung toward Shanghai screen she has vaulted to new The text of the communique heights of popularity inarch I know because I have just come from an afternoons visit to the two principal cine ma studios of Buenos Aires At the first of these Ar gentine S o n a Film 1 met and chatted at some length with South Americas cur f rent ranking nEAKL HALL feminine star Nlni Marshall Pro duction was just starting on a new picture Orchestra de Senoritas and my conversation witli her took place between test shots de signed to determine the exact makeup of her supporting cast Host for me and my companion Prof S D My res during this pleasant experience was Senor Rodriguez Larenta business head of Argentine Son a Film and one of Argentinas foremost lawyers and scholars At times when my comprehension of the petite com ediennes English limped too badly Senor Larela extended a much appreciated interpreting service Miss Marshalls vogue was os ilablishcd by her distinguished work on the radio For several years she has been a sort of one man show writing her own script Vaiid play all jarts her Operating on the theory that Latin Americans would like at least an occasional picture done in Spanish rather than rclyins entirely on Hollywoodmovies with their printed subtitles car ryiiiff the dialoK Soiia Film erected a studio in suburban B A five years ago anil started production Along with news reels of South American subjects attention was directed to dramatic productions The public was receptive and the venture proved profitable from the start Now the minimum goal is a dozen full length plays a year Last year the total reached 15 The quarters are not ornate judged by Hollywood standards but the equipment has been ade quate Some rather extensive ex pansion is contemplated After two hours at Sona Film we drove farther into the country o the newly completed studios of Baires contraction for Buenos the most pretentious of South Americas film plants In its size completeness magnificence of construction and selling this establishment fairly knocked our eyes out And the interesting part ol the that not one picture las yet been produced The cus tomary formula of starting from modest product ion am workin up lias been placed in reverse Here the plan is to start with everything that the finest studio in California has and enter pro duction on the grand scale V The daring mind bark of the enlernrise is the Publisher of La Cnlifa one of B As most prof itable newspapers and Ihc stu dio i landmark for miles is situated on the publishers clc saiit country estate From afar Uic properly has the appearance of a little walled city A selling sun accentuated the contrast between stucco wails and tiic roofs THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MASON CITY THI JPOT 300 PLANES RIP NAZIS OF BOMBS British Sink Nazi Sea LJ rk T Plans Under Way to Merge Evangelical U B Groups Meservey Convention Sends Delegate to United Brethren Session were un der way at the Iowa Evangelical conference here Friday for the merging of the Evangelical and United Brethren churches At Thursdays session of the state convention being held in Mosorvcy it was decided to send a fraternal delegate from the Mangelica confpreuce to visit the next sesion of the Iowa U B church Dr A H Doeselier executive secretarytreasurer of the super annuation fund of the Evangelical church addressed the group ex plaining the contemplated change to the enlarged plan The confer ence committee is studying plans for the contemplated merger and adoption with some changes in view Dr G E MacCannon state dis tnct superintendent of the United Brethren church addressed the conference Thursday The Rev O W Matzkc superintendent of the Ebenezeiorphans home a Flat Rock Ohio spoke at ihe Wednesday nigh program dis cussion of Gods acres iclds used by various churches in the conference was held There were 1GO in attendance Thursday Three new men coming into the conference seeking licenses to preach were Harvey Kirschner of Correctionville Basil Grimes of LeMars and Ellis Russell ofNora Springs LOOK INSIDE FOR The text follows A German armed merchant cruiser acting as acommerce raider in ihe Indian ocean has been intercepted and sunk by the Cornwall Cap P C W Manwairing U Ar Twentyseven British mer chant seamen who were held on board the raider as prisoners have been rescued Fiftythree of the German crew of the raider sur vived and are prisoners of war HMS Cornwall sustained su perficial damage but her efficiency was in no way im paired There have been numerous reports concerning the activities of German sea raiders in fhe Indian ocean HorJd war hunt ing ground of the famous Em dcn and the Sec Adler but this is the first one reported sunk V It is believed here that the British occupation of the Italian East African coast has consider ably hindered operations of the nazi raiders by eliminating im portance sources of supply U was recalled that when the British captured Mogadiscio cap ital of Italian Somalilaiul they freed 1B4 BriUfli seamen who had been landed there from a Ger man raider which sank their snip Report Nazis Given Right of Transit in Colonies of France BUDAPEST govern ment newspaper Magyar Ora reported Friday that the Franco German agreement now under negotiation will give Germany tne right of transit through ail Frerch colonies enabling nazi forces to inarch to Dakar and prevent possible American landing tliere I Hall Arrives Home Looks Like Spaniard Blueprints for tlie establishment almost to the swarthy were prepared after represents of a LatinAmeiican prepared after s had visitedsludios through out the world The finished prod uct is supposed to combine the most modern refinements of the industry both as to photography ana sound There is special pride in the equipment designed and constructed entirely in Argentina Un Jne day my visit to Baires the stage was being cleared for a launching of the first produc rT ThcLast Refuge a Jack Constant story The director had been chosen and the leading actors decided upon But there still re mained about it all an element of high adventure In what I have written here I haven t meant to leave the im pression that Hollywood produc tions are going to disappear from I up Sou I n American screen Ccr amly that isnt an immediate prospect Our movies and our ijtiuiiMiiej ican W Earl Hall Mason City Globe Gazette managing editor arrived back Friday afternoon from a 10 week tour of South America as a guest of the Carnegie Endow ment for International Peace Awaiting Mr Hall upon his ar rival was a busy schedule of speaking engagements in all parts of fsorth Iowa most of them com mencement addresses Mr Hall was accompanied from Acw York by Mrs Hall and their two daughters Marjory June and rvaney Lou stars are too well established for anything like that But I do have the very definite feeling that m the future more than m the past our North Ameri can films have competition in these parts and pTOVe ncir worth to be accepted FUND ATTACHED Farbenindusiric Is Thought Biggest German Influence in Industry WASHINGTON til Attorney General Jackson said Friday that the United States had attached the funds of I G Farbenindustric which he described as probably the most powerful single factor in German influence on American industry because ot its failure to appear in response to an indict ment under the Sherman anti trust law Jackson said at a press confer ence that Farbenindustrie had re fused to appear in court on the ground that it was not doing busi ness in the United States and was not subject to American law as a corporation The funds attached are in the Jvational City bank of New York the attorney general said He ex plained that the action was taken Friday because it was learned that payments to the German company under licenses issued to American corporations totaling about S210 0011 were to be made Friday and that the action was taken when we could get it In response to a question as to whether the department had rea son to believe that the money might be sent out of the country Jackson said that there was an indication that it would be trans ferred out of the country or dis bursed and that once it had reached private hands it could not be traced easily Reports Army Prefers Girls in Camp Shows PAGE 2 North lowans in FFA Win Ames Contests STATE PAGE P R Son Says Is in War CAIRO Egypt James Roosevelt here as an ob server for the U S marine corps expressed the opinion Friday Iliat the United SUitcs except for sending troops already is in the war The president cklest son made lie statement in response to a question whether lie thought the United States could best aid Brit ain by entering the war or stay ing out of it longer He arrived here Thursday i night from an overnight stay in Basra Iraq Of the eightdayold hostilities between British troops and Iraq forces in that middle east state be said the trouble was deepseated and is not likely to be cleaned up within a few days Captain Roosevelt added how NAZIS PROTEST BILL ON TAKING OVER VESSELS German Government Challenges Aid to Britain for First Time WASHINGTON Ger man government was reported re liably Friday to have challenged American aid to Britain for the first time in a formal note in connection with pending legisla tion authorizing of foreign chipj Secretary of State Hull said a new German note scut by ihe Ger man embassy to the state depart ment Thursday night had not yei come to his attention but lint he would study it Officials made no comment on Ihe note but from reliable sources it was reported that Germany made two points in objecting to the pending legislation 1 That it wnulil permit ron fiscaticiu of private property mined by foreigners 2 That President Uoosevelt could not properly claim the existence of a natural emer gency because the scarcity at shins resulted fruni the release of American vessels to the Brit ish DROPPED ON GERMANY BLAST BREMEN HAMBURG WITH FIERCE ATTACK T1 T1 ft Jf X in British Night Air Raiding Is Given Practical Demonstration With Attacks W T MASON United Press War Expert on its toward realization Nm year lias been tluT when British plane pro Port Of Hull Subjected to Heavy Raid BEIUIN Hull one ot Ihe most important in north or eastern England was subjected to a major air assault Thursday night raiders leaving the entire city enveloped in smoke from myriad fires the Germans report ed Friday Returning crews said the red fikw of the flames could be seen 70 miles away They said the ail offensive broke through Huiri balloon banage and night chaser to bomb ordered ubjec the fur Tliis understood to be the first time the German government had ever referred to aid to Britain in a formal communication to the American government ii Vras re ported also to have contended that the requisitioning of two German ships now in protective custody even though carried out under neivlegislation would violate in ternational law and also a J923 treaty of commerce and uon between the United States and Germany SAFE DElIVEllV OF AID AGAIN liKCKD Renewed cabinet emphasis on the importance of assuring tiic safe delivery of British aid sup plies right now1 furthered the ever that Iraq the British seem to have the situation well in joined more hand Roosevelt than 20 other American military snd naval observers with the British in the middle cast said he brought a letter from the president to King Karouk of Egypt belief Friday Hint a showdown was near on the subject Secretary of Agriculture u ithard some sources thought may have indicated the way flic question will lie posed when he said Thursday uifhl if u United Slates did not intend In see that England sets our help lets tell her so Picturing British needs as ter ribly urgent Wickird told a farmers conference at Charlotte N Car that it is a cruel and bit ter Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Mostly cloudy rrtday night and Saturdnv warmer Saturday IOWA Partly cloudy scattered light frosts Friday night Satur day generally fair and farmer MINNESOTA Generally fair Fri day night and Saturday slightly cooler south light to heavy frost Friday night warmer Saturday EXTENDED FORECAST Extended weather forecast for the period from p m May 9 to p m CST May H upper Mississippi normally cool beginning but ris ing trend middle to end of period Temperatures will average below normal Little or no precipitation is indicated IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Thursday 53 Minimum Thursday night 3S At 8 a m Friday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum WOVT KECOGXIZE STATUS MOSCOW foreign r office has nolificd the Belgian and Norwegian legations thai mockery to let the English people believe we are going to make our help effective if we have only halfWiiy measures in mind A question indirectly affecting bntisb requisitioning of foreign ships idle in American ixirts hd develop not longer recognize their in view of their loss of status sover eignty Russia it was said longer maintains representative at Oslo and Brussels on tvii JOUDAX IS KEEIECTFI DES MOINES loiva Society of OsleopathkPhysicians and Surgeons Thursday reelected Or Holcomb Jordim of Davenport nx president defense Hull has been iescribed by Germans as a transit port lensibly a port of entry American war Single British planes passed Berlin Hie high command said and penetrated as far as the re gion of Poten formerly in po uind No bombs were reported dropped in Berlin but strong British forces were admitted to have showered explosives and fire bombs at several places in the northwestern coastal regions of Germany chiefly at Hamburg and Bremen A deathswas caused among the civilian population and some in dustrial damage was admitted but it was said officially thnt the greatest damage was to residential sections At Bremen informed sources said a childrens hospital and ma ternity home were hit causing several deaths and n direct hit on a war prisoners camp was said to have killed and wounded manv in mates MORE ALIENS ARE ARRESTED NEW YORK M jralion operatives German seamen Federal immi uho took IGO into custody early Wednesday suddenly launched another roundup of aliens Friday arresting several Italians and searching for scores of others accused of overstaying permits to remain in this country The immigration inspectors ar rested four alien Italians Ivorking m inidtmvii hotels and other ents supplied with warrants went to the Hotel RitxCariton to arrest six Indian waiters other immigration officers and city detectives launched a third sortie when armed with scores of warrants Ihev left for the upper East side section on similar missions Some of the warrants also charged Ihc aliens with being in this country iilcgnllv ferior position in the air lift it seems now possible that parity irmy be passed by Britain before then more ci P e c i a 1 1 y for night raiding British reports that be tween 300 and 400 planes pav t i c i p a t e d in T h u r s cl i y nights attack on Germ a n y indicate the It o y a I A i r 1 F o r c e h a s reached equal MASON ity with tiie Germans in night op craitcns 11 is a fairly safe esti mate thai the Germans have not used more than that number of bombers in heir recently intensi fied night onslaughts against Brit ish ports The British at least have some what more than equality uith the Germans in the air distances now being traveled By concentrat ing their attacks on British west ern and northwestern ports the Germans have lost the advan tage of short flying time which they possessed during their raids on London cast coast towns and Southampton The return journey between England and Hamburg is about 750 miles The return journey between the nearest French basts and Glasgow is approxi mately 9flo miles The British in his case thus have an ad vantage of 150 miles HhicIi means less petrol and more bombs can be carried by heir planes The return journey between fcuKlam and Bremen is 025 miles Between French bases and Liver pool or Plymouth the round trip in each case measures about orio miles The Germans here have an advantage of 75 miles or about onehalf the gain to the British in bombing Hamburg compared with German bombings of Glasgow These figures coupled with tlie apparent fact that British night bombers numerically equal the Germans at least for tintime be ing indicate the shifting situation the air The Germans no longer have monopoly of tiic of fensive There is no present means of knowing how many bombers Ihc Germans may have in reserve for night attacks on British port H is reasonable to assume however that the Germans may have a smaller number of skilled night flying pilots than the British The British have n iieavv nd Hamburg Feels Sfing of RAF r Devastation Comparable to Heaviest Nazi Raid Reported Caused by RAF LONDON roc oidbreakiin force estimated unofficiilly sit between 300 and 100 British bombers rained tens of thousands oC incendiary bombs and hun dreds of tons of high explo sives on Hamburgand Bre men in Ihe UAFs greatest air raid upon Germany tlu air ministry reported Friday 11 is estimated hat between 900 and 1000 tons of bombs were dropped Upun Germany by Hie KAF Thursday nijflit causing devastation comparable to thai of the heaviest nazi air attacks on ISijilain Nowtype American craft par ticipated in the biy air offensive aiding in smashing German sub marine and shipbuilding facili ties at the important North sea rcich naval yards Buildings wcie rent and smashed the RAF reported Germanys submarine and ship building yards were remorselessly bombarded and left with fires blazing in their midst The air ministry said that the UAF dropped its most powerful bombs upon German objectives These arc new high explosive weapons of terrific destructive force most powerful bombs were dropped into the heart ot the istry t iNeilJicr nazi night fighters nor the antiaircraft barrage pre vented Hie British planes from streaming over bolli cities in a constant procession dischars iiifr their Uiads at the specified targets suid the report Addition to Bremen and Hamburg British bombers ranged over Berlin and Emdcn and other leaser nnzi targets Hamburg had been raided Tucs rliiy night and Bremen Wednesday night J Emden a big North sea naval base and like Hamburg and Bremen also a submarine base It iiwujiiuiiiji jJtisc was bombed heavily also and bombs were dropped on the Ger man capital The first forma announcement of the recordbreaking raid came in a brief authoritative statement Hamburg aml Bremen wcrr heavily attacked Thursday night when the bomber command sent n record number of aircraft In Germany Subsidiary atlacks also were made on Ucrlin Kimlcn anil several other tarRcts over the Germans in thiti they began Irainina their air pi lots for navigation in tiic dark be fore the present war began Tnc Germans confident that Iheir large superiority of planes would give them air mastery by dny light attack neglected night train ing j The fad of Britains inferior ity in air power compelled flic British lo concenlralc on nijhl raiding when there is better chance of evading attack As Hie war in he air now is develnn iiiK into battles in tlie dark the number of efficient British airmen who can reach heir tai Ecls at night ani return safelv ouclil ttf exrccd the Germans Any reasonable estimate of air strength should show Die German still have superior numbers of planes if all types are included Whether the Germans have spec It Wiis understood that ihe roval air force used nearly twice as many bombing planes as H had ever used before in its smashing attack on some of Ihe most im portant targe in Germany I the previous record raid sev eral weeks ago it was understood that bclwccn ISO and 200 planes oombed Hamburg Britons heaitened by the ncvs of Thursday nights great raid hoped the royal air force whicli had husbanded its resources Ibroiifiii a grim aulnmii and win ter might now reinforced bv Amcrican planes be ready to un leash n merciless offensive on Ger many in fulfillment of promises oy Prime Minister W i n s n Churchill nd Sir Archibald Sin Iclair air minister that when the lime came Britain would pay Ger many back three or four bombs lor one hardest at Hamburg ially concentrated on the con struction of long distance boniu ers however is problematical Certainly it js Only recently that intensive nnd continuous ef forts have been made to destmv the British western ports At the I same time the attacks on Glas govv the most distant port inj Great Britain have been few Discovers Needle Was in Body for 40 Years DENVER f A ncedjc showed up in Mrs Dena S mans pelvic bone when she was chraCd aftor a tvffic accident She learned then from her mother Mrs baby rf uaoy ail older sister dragged her across the urg and Bremen easily the most heav ily oombed cities of Germany the raid was linked with tiic vital bat tle of the Atlantic Moth ports have most exten sive shipyards jn whicli Ger many is believed lo be snccrt iiiff constructions of submarines to tighten its counterblockade and seek to impede the growing flow of American war materials to Brilain Hamburg in addition has chemical factories oil plants a large gas works and other im portant targets and Bremen u the site of the FockeWuUf air plane factory where Atlantic raiders are turned out and oil refineries Thursday nights attack was the Brcrnc UmburB alld aoss e Bremen and a needle entered her hip I The eser attach markcd tho   

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