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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARL CM C R HIST X AST t E P r OF i o A a c o p c e s M F u VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED WtHES Am Anmiam Montevideo Still Talks ofGrafSpee EDITORS NOTE This is aiiolhrr of series at articles written by W Hill Mnon City GlobroijcMc ntanirint editor in be coune at i lour throuih South America as one ot of J jucsti of ihe Orneiie Endowment for luternAtional Peace Number 59 By W EARL HALL MONTEVIDEO Uruguay As pur river steamer one of the fleet Kin ferry service at San Francisco r before two great bridges relieved of their job approached his fgreat South American capital city I was attracted by a blinking light That light was atop the hill from which Montevideo got its qame Although there is some dispute as to details the story seems to be that an early day Portuguese navigator spotted this one elevation it really is no more than ail Iowa hill on an otherwise level terrain and ex claimed Montevideo And that meant I see a moun tain After an inspection of the prcm Sises Im ready to say the man I either was using a magnifying glass or had been drinking too I heavily I As we slid into the commodious harbor we passed the exposed Slower of the Graf Spee the scut Ulling of which provided sensational for the world a tew brief ago The sea battle preceding the I German ships taking refuge in this harbor and the scuttling opera Ition itself provided Montevideans I with the greatest show ot their I lives They still talk cntlmsiastic about it In Montevideo live about one third of Uruenays 2500000 peo pie It dominates the commerce and Ufe of the little republic al MA80N CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 17 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE i87 NAZIS RAF OPEN IRAQ AIR WAR Local Musicians Win 9 Firsts Situated on the Plate estuaVyT across from B A Montevideo is starting point fov virlually all 1 i Uruguays shipping Such manu facturing as there is mostly pro Jbessing oE agricultural packing etc takes place here firhen and most important the fed Isral government centers here I As is typical of Latin Ameri Isans Uruguayans have gone all aut in the erection their pub 1 tic buildings The legislative for instance is a marvel of Tiagnificence I was simply awed S I stood in the famous halt of lost step today and gazed at Its colorful vaulted ceiling The ileopte here are proud almost to he bursting point that the mar olc oranjtc and the decorative tigates and other semiprecious litone which went into the legis lative hall were all quarried or f iiined in Uruguay Morning papers announced that Iiecause the senate and house had completed their agenda there Ivould be no session of the con gress in the afternoon Thus I Ivas deprived of seeinganother American legislature in ses lion Incidentally the sessions do 1iot convene until 4 oclock in the fternoon Montevideo js an Interesting of he old anrt the rneiv There are broad sweep lint avenue and plazas laid oul ton Ihe diagonal Leadinginlo llhem extremely narrow Ebut clean streets Business buildings too are an of Ihe ancient classic lies and the modern skyscraper fpe Our hotel the Kogaro has a dozen stories and in its jpomtments it is the most Uix ious we have yet encountered South America I South Americans have a way paying as they go in the con uction of buildings as in other ings The Montevideo city hall a case in point A great cen al Pisalike lower of brick has en completed but there remains be built a stone structure which ill occupy a full block The part is aiready occupied but ie remainder may not be com icted for another dozen years One of the several social coiir sics extended to our group diu 3 the two day stay here was a ceplion at the American cm assy home presided over for the me being by Selden Chapin as large daffaires All of us feel eatly in the debt of Mr Chapin id of Hector Adam of the con ilar staff for sscs they have bestowed on us Montevideans like to believe at their climate is vastly su rior to that of Buenos Aires ly about a hundred miles away ross the river They seemed al bst jubilant when they learned at I had suffered a slight diges c upset in B A and that I had a quick recovery in Mon It seemed to prove eir point DUKE BELIEVES HESS MIXED UP IN SEEKING HIM Declares He Never Had Seen Deputy Nazi Fuehrer Previously LONDON Duke Hamilton was understood reliably Saturday to believe that he was drawn into the Rudolf Hess case as a result of mistaken identity Hess in the opinion of the duke confused him with some other British nobleman pos sibly the Duke of although ihe possibility that the No 3 nazi sought the Duke of Buceleuch was only assumption Contrary to reports that the Duke of Hamilton near whose estate Hess landed had identified the German the duke reported that he had never met Hess or seen him privately unti after the parachute landing in Scotland Hamilton saw Hess in Scotland and the German asked if the duke remembered him from their meeting during the Olympic games in Berlin in 1936 The duke replied that he did not Responsible sources s a y i n jf that they did not question the truthfulness of the duke ex pressed belief that he was more likely to remember whom lie had met in Berlin than was Hess u ho met many foreigners tahJsojnciil capacity feThatMleyelopnient gave rise lp spcculation that Hess had bungled his De Bretts peerage and con fused the Duke of Hamilton with some other Scottish nobleman It was recalled that the Duke of Buceleuch was acquainted with Hess and friendly toward Ger many before the war The Duke of Buceleuch was lord steward at the court of St Jamess until a year ago when the Duke of Hamilton replaced him The Duke ofHamiltons talk with Hess was described as halt Rotary Chief Praises Local Decorations for Convention Advance Registrations for Sessions Opening Sunday Set High Mark With the vanguard o hun dreds ol Iowa Botarians and Ro tary Anns expected to begin roll ing in Sunday morning Mason City Saturday was putting the finishing touches on preparations to welcome the incoming guests Advance registrations the heaviest in years indicated that Mason City will play host to Ihe biggest and best convention of the 132nd district of Rotary Interna tional yet to be held The towns decorations were up and drew praise from District Governor Lester A Royal as the best of any district convention he has yet seen Dr Royal has already ar rived from his home at West Lib erty Approximately 800 Rolarians and Rotary Anns are expected to attend tile three day session makimj it best attended any in history according to SI C Lawson of Mason City con ference chairman Sundays program will be largely limited to registration and an evening gettogether with an afternoon golf session thrown in for Rotarians interested in play ing Registration will begin at 1 p in in the lobby of the Hotel Hanford headquarters during the convention and will continue un IH 5 p m The golfing portion of Ihe day will begin at 3 oclock at the Ma son City Country club while the Rotary Aims will be entertained at a tea in the Pine room of the Hanford during the same period A pieconference fellowship smorgaasbord supper will be held in the Hanford beginning at oclock in the Wedgewood room Featuring this portion ot the pro gram will be an address Candid Shots by Karl Miller of Dodge City Kans special representa tive of Rotary International A song contest is also scheduled as part of the entertainment The convention this year marks 25 years of Rotary for Mason City for the local club was founded a quarter of a century ago Charter members ot the or ganization who are still active Ro tarians are Hugh H Shepard v ard hamilton and Frank R 240 STUDENTS ARE BACK FROM ST PAUL MEET Orchestra Band Trio Madrigal Accorded Top Rank in Contest Two hundred and fortysix Ma son City high school music stu dents tired but happy returned home from the region two nation al school music festival at St Paul Minn early Saturday morn ing with a lions share of honors Nine first division ratines went to Mason Cily musicians 11 second division ratings and two third division ratings Five of lie first place honors went to groups five to soloists Currie 2 ARMY PLANES NAZI BOMBERS CRASH IN STORM storm killed seven men Four bodies ing and rather inarticulate Hess spoke little English it wassaid while Hamilton does not under stand German 100000 MINERS TOLD TO STRIKE Negotiations Will Go On in Effort to Settle Anthracite Field Strike NEW YORK United Mine Workers of America CIO Saturday ordered 100000 hard coat miners to leave their jobs Monday because of failure of the union and Pennsylvania anthracite oper ators to reach a new agreement Operators and the union an nounced however that negotia tions would continue in an effort to agree on a new two year con tract covering the industry The anthracite fields producing practically all the American hard coal are located in northeastern Pennsylvania The fuel used prin cipally in homes is not considered At Least 6 Victims COLUMBUS Ohio o army planes which crashed less than 100 southern miles Ohio apart in hilly during Friday nights violent wind and rain six and perhaps none identified immediately were removed from the wreckage of a plane which struck a hillside eighl miles north of Nelsonville and Sheriff Floyd Duffy said he understood a fifth man also was in the plane reported to be from Texas Two air corps captains were killed as their ship plunged into the ground with great force in miles south of minutes after the Nelsonville crash Major J W Scssiims Wright field adjutant identified the vic tims in the Wilmington crash as Capt R A VonDerau of Dayton and Capt John C Stanley Both were stationed at Washington and were enroute to Dayton in an advanced training ship he said The bodies of VonDerau and Stanley which remained in the wreckage until an investigating party arrived from Wright field at midnight were taken to Pat terson field Dayton in an am bulance Sergt E B Webb of the slate contract j highway patlol said the planes I motor was buried deep in the vital most coal juiitu in Hie earth and that it probably dove I to the ground at high speed TOUKS ORE DOCKS DULUTH Minn dent Koosevelts special factfind ing board toured Duluth ore docks Saturday lo get first hand infor Lu mation on a threatened strike national defense since which would halt shipments of iron defense industries use soft ore from Minnesota to defense in i dustries to ii HIT AT ENGLAND RAF Strikes Back at Germans in Renewal By ASSOCIATED PRESS The German iuftwaffe gave England her heaviest ahraid a week Friday night and early Sat urday striking mainly at the Mid lands and dropping bombs on other widely separated areas Explosions and bomb flashes across the English channel told watchers on the Dover cliffs the RAF was striking back London claimed that RAF bombers concentrated a sharp at tack Friday night on the Hhineland industrial city of Cologne and also blasted docks at Boulogne on the Germanoccupied French coast Large fires were started in manufacturing areas on both sides of the Rhine the British declared adrtirfr lhat the rafds followed up a scries of daylight forays by the RAF during which a number of vessels were re ported attacked off the Norwe gian coast and one 2500 ton supply ship sunk if United States built Havoc Douglas bombers participated in attacks on German airdromes the British air ministry news service said Although the nazi raid was the first extensive attack on England smcc the parachute landing of Ru dolf Hess a week ago became known the Briiish said it was not a concentrated largescale bomb ing There were a number of cas ualties it was admitted some of tnem resulting from German hits on nir raid shelters No bombs were reported dropping on Lon don The Germans claimed more than 10D nazi planes attacked arms and supply facilities at Birmingham for three hours and claimed many fires were lit by bombs Lesser at tacks were reported at other manufacturing and port cities a ft V Once again repeating their an ual performance the high school band and orchestra directed by Carleton Stewart took the high est musical honor in the nation In the vocal competition the madrigal group and the girls trio coached by Miss Ellen M Smith swept into the first division The mixed chorus top winner last year dropped into the second di ision Members of lie champion girls trio are Marjory Hall Ellen Moore and Eleanor Lewis The madrigal group includes Audrey Makeever Madelyn Baker Ber nice Madsen Corrinne Franchere Marjorie Thomas Ann Strick land Theo Pickford Mary Ellen Patterson Don Fraser Alvern v Mall Vertyn Sharpand Dick Bur graft v ISupcriorwlimeiw among solo ists were two baritone vocalists Murray Lawson and Don Prascr soprano soloist Miry Ellen Haycf marimbaxylophone soloist Phyllis McCIelhm and piano soloist Sa rane Robinson Results of the drum solo contest in which Bob Wass competed were not yet available Although all Mason City stu dents had competed Thursday and Friday the music festival continued through Saturday with other orchestras choruses bands and glee clubs from schools in Minnesota North and South Da kota Iowa and Wisconsin re maining lo be heard Final event scheduled was the marching band contest to start at p m Salurday but judges were expected to be occupied well into the night compiling results Approximately 9000 students from five states competed in the festival which began Thursday Iowa contestants entered the final day way ahead of schools from other states Students from Hie Tall Corn state were awarded 152 first ratings while Minnesota schools took 27 and South Dakota 16 in Ihe first two days of competition Fifj ures for North Dakota and Wis consin were not available The City contestants made the trip to and from St Paul by special train and were accom panied by 45 parents and faculty members Second division n winners from Aircraft Cannon For Army The army look forma possession of this 20miUiniccr aircraft cannon first to be produced in the United Stales Examinhithe weapon desired to be mounted in a plane arc W L lUcGratli general manager of the Eclipse Machine plant Elmira X V manufacturers where picture was made Brig Gen C P 11 uris for uriny unti Ither army Mason Cily were Class A school mixed choiits Class A girls glee school girls glee club Mixed school mixed quartet Boys school boys quartet French Beamish Alto Rae Kcister B flat Baum gaiiner Johnston String Griffith Bass Johnson Soprano Purdie Third division winners from Mason City were Hanson Rosemeyer Norwegian Freedom Rally to Hear Ball MINNEAPOLIS Minn UPJ Senalor Joseph H Ball R Minne sota replies Saturday night to Charles A Lindberghs criticism of the administrations foreign policy Ball will address a Norwegian in dependence day rally at the ncapolis auditorium where a week ago Lindbergh charged that the administration is headed toward war and advocated a negotiated peace LaGuardia Expected to Head NonMilitary Defense Activities WASHINGTON Roosevelt next week will call upon millions of vilian men women and to volunteer their services for nonmilitary defense tasks and probably will name Mayor Fiorello H La G u a r d i a of New York to direct the vast new effort il w a s learned Saturday By executive order probably to be issue ct Monday or Tuesday the president will IAGXJARDIA create the office for civilian de fense which will attempt to utilize the resources of civilian man power in the same way that the office of production management utilizes machines to make the tools of defense i Mr noosevelt told his press conference Friday that Ihe plan on which drafting ofticinls have been highly secretive might he put before him on Monday for linal approval It was learned on good author ity that under the program civil ians will be called upon for vol untary training in duties associat ed with defense of ihe nation against any duties ranging from combatting fire to keeping an eye on prices The declared the OCD as It be tile mobilization of civilian effort and morale in the defense prosrum Bui its actual opera tions will be numerous and vast 4 p V Here is liow Ihe home defense program would operate The OCD will operate on a de centralized entirely through existing state and local defense councils which have al ready been established in 45 states and the District if Columbia The general plan is 1o enlist every available civilian in some form of defense cooperalion and training and to give as many existing organizations as possible some collection or responsibility for the defense prosram Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday noi so cool northcentral portion Saturday night warmer east Sunday Fresh to occasional strong southerly winds Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy tight showers warmer Satur day nigh t Sunday partly cloudy w a r m e r southeast frcili occasional trolly southerly winds Sunday and in west Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobcCiaveUc weather statitiw Maximum Friday Minimum fYiday night At 8 a m SaUudnv YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum GERMANS RAID BRITAINS BASE AT HABBANIYAH English Bomb Planes at Mosul Airdrome and Fuel Tanks at Amara By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The GormanBritish air war ill Iraq began in earnest Saturday with the British officially con firming a nazi raid on Ihe Lake Hnbbaniyali airbasc and report ing RAF attacks on Gorman planes at Mosul airdrome and the bombing of fuel tanks at Amara north of Basra y fi At the same time British sources ii Cairo said a few ad ditional German planes etiroute to Iran had reached Syrian waystations in the last 4S hours and the British radio broadcast u Kumanian report that Ger man troopships were movlng througli the Bosporus bound presumably for Syria and Iraq Another British broadcast said German officers already were leading Iraq troops locked in bat tle with the British Egypt reacted to Ihe heightened threat against the Suez canal by appointing a military governor the canal zone and tightening re triction on its traffic The war in Iraq appeared mov ing into a new and more ominous phase is an Iraq communique re ported a smashing attack by many bombers on the Britishheld Cin eldebanc camp and said a big battle was raging near Basra be tween British forces and Iraq troops pushing toward the Persian Inasmuch as he British era days ago announced the practical annihilation of Iraqs weak airforcc by British squad rons this first Iraq mention of bombing activity against the British Indicated axis nol only had arrived in the oilrich kingdom but were already in Jhc initial phase an air offensive against Ihe British Ihcrc V i This was further indicated by an official Italian dispatch re vealing that Italian warplancs had arrived in Iraq via Syria Movement it whole squadrons of German planes over Ihe Syrian j route Hi Iraq already had been j reported this week and the Brit 1 isii Iriday announced RAF planes had attacked German bombers on Syrian airfields A British issued in Cairo Saturday however said of the Iraq situation merely that in both the Basra and Habbani yah areas thesituation remains Turkey appeared determined to maintain a purely defensive atti tude toward developments in the middle east but Soviet Russia loomed as un uncertain factor The mystery or MOSCOWSreal in tentions was hot clarified lo anv extentby a delayed dispatch from liat capital revealingthai Joseph Stalin was transferring some oC his most cxpcil generals from the far easl to western commands The German news agency DNB meanwhile reported lufl uaffc squadrons had driven off units of the British Mediter ranean flcel approaching Ben ffisi in Libya and attacked and badly damaged several trans   

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