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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THi NEWSPAPK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Are American I Rio Harbor Is Marvel in Beauty EDITORS NOTE This Is another ot scries of wrilleu by Hall UasoD Cily GlabeGazelll manaEinx editor In the course ot tour tbrouch South America as cne ol partr ot 12 luests of tlie Cadotvmeat for International Peace Number 72 By W EARL UALL RIO DE trav elers divide roughly into twi classes One school says the liar bor at Sydney Australia is Hi most beautiful in existence the other says the Rio harbor is tops Hong Kong Naples and Sai Francisco Golden Gate are gen orally ranked Although I can hardly quSli fy asa world traveler I hasten to identify myself with tlie sec ond group Ive never seen the Sydney harbor but Im ready to say that nothingcould be more beautiful ban the scene I look out upon from my room in hotel Gloria as I write these lines The famous Sugar Loaf peak with its cable tar system is to my right Squarely in front is the narrow passageway reminiscen1 of San Franciscos Golden Gate leading to the sea To the left inclosing the harbor is a ring o loaflike peaks semiconcealed by a soft Eastermorning haze Nor can I forget what happened last night a short time after out arrival here The pei cent on a show for us I was looking across the harbor as it sent its first beam of yellow light over the jagged horizon The golden rippling path cut by that moon in the harbor water as it rose to its place in tile upper sky is a thrill I hope always to keep No poet could do justice to the scene Its one to be remembered not cx pressed I Rio de Janeiro meaningJEttver of January got its name by mis take A rather careless Portu guese explorer discovered the harbor here in 1521 and took a running jump at the conclusion that it was a river The ment still officially known as The City of Saint Sebastian of de Janeiro got under way in 1D65 J Situated only 22 degrees south of the equator the climate is sub tropical comparable with that of southern Florida but with a bit more average heat and a some what greater annual rainfall Sao Paulo to the south and in land about 300 miles was settled first and for a time Brazils in most important city It was Sao Paulo thai Brazils independ ence from Portugal was declared n bit more than a hundred years Rios importance as a seaport however and her natural ad vanfaRes as a watering place caused her a outdistance her neighbor and today the popula tion is pushing 2000000 not far behind Argentinas Buenos Aires which by the way means good air MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT HITLER DUCE MEET AT BRENNER MlIVA IT I AUTO ACCIDENT TAKES 3 LIVES IN NORTH IOWA Ottumwa Persons Die in Headon CoHuion Near New Hampteb NEW HAMPTON of Everett Giltner 2i otOttum wa Monday in a hospital Here raised to three the death toll of a headon automobile collision Sun day afternoon five and onehalf miles south of here His mother Mrs Eva Giltner 43 xvas killed instantly and his sister Dorothy 19 lived only a few hours All suffered severe lacerations and both of Everetts legs were broken The husband and father Cleo Giltner 46 suffered severe lac erations The other car was driven by Thomas Felper 26 Leroy Minn whose injuries were minor The accident occurred on high ways 18 and 03 on an open stretch Df road in which there were no hills or curves Felper said that he did not know what caused the ac cident The pavement was wet at the time of the accident Mrs Giltner was killed instantly ut her daughter lived a short ime following the crash She died m a New Hampton hospital at m a little less than two hours after the mishap The Giltneis were returning to Jttumwa from Fort Snellin Minn where they had gone to visit their son Gerald who is in he army there Felper was re urnmg to his home from Des Moines Nazis Make Heavy Raid in Manchester MANCHESTER England German planes poured thousands of incendiaries and highexplosive bombs on this manufacturing city early Monday Rescue crews were handicapped by a heavy pall of smoke as they dug for victims buried under the wreckage but although several fires were started by the bombs none got out of control A number of nurses were feared to have been buried in the wreck age of a nurses home which re ceived a direct highexplosive hit two hospitals were damaged in Women on Cyprus Isle Are Leaving NICOSIA Island of Cyprus JP oC British women and children to Egypt and withdrawal of native families to the hills has been started by British authorities rUSIlme n on this island un L island bastion m anticipation of a quick air assault from newlywon posi tions m Crete Tension mounted as the preparations brought home to the people the realization that they Ti ir on lhe 1st of Adolf Hitlers aerial raiders RAF Raid on Aleppo Airport Is Reported CAIRO Egypt bomber and fighter units covered the British retreat nth reat ftom Cete other RAF warplanes raided Al DEGREES GIVEN AT U OF IOWA Hancher Presides at His First Convocation as Head of University IOWA CITY Vir U Hancher presiding athis I HSI spring convocation at T r r 11 University of Iowa presented deF O11C6 bet Lall TO rees and i noo iv End Spanking of Boy J5f NEXT STEP OF AXIS BELIEVED TO BE SUBJECT LONDON develop ments of the past week notably the fall of Crete and Vice Pre mier Admiral Darlans alignment of France with the axis have vir tually eliminated the Mediter ranean as a link between Britain and the middle east qualified ob servers said Monday Yet Britain counting on United States help must dispatch van tonnage in munitions to the middle east to bolster the defenses of the Suez canal they said Suez has become primarily nn outlet for British ships in the eastern Medi terranean To reach Suez now they went on British shipping to the vir tual exclusion of the Mediterran ean route must eo around Africas Cape of Good Hope This route has been used more and more in recent times as the battle of the Mediterranean developed Lven fast warships observers here said likely are to find tran sit of the 1900 mile length of the inland sea hazardous There are two dangerous bottlenecks in the middle mes the between Ciete and Libya and the 100mile expanse between Sicily and Tun n lhesc 0milo wide stretch lacks from swarms ot axis planes llie German di Britain retains control only of the extreme east and west ends M the Mediterranean with the Ot Malta in the middle There was some spec ulation that Malta itself might be the target of ile same type oC aerial attack that caused the fall ot Crete Furthermore observers here M of Crete and the Greek Aegean islands i eseau sands closed the sea route to the Dar LAST OF CRETE SURVIVORS ARE LEAVING ISLAND British Report 15000 Rescued Nazis Declare 13000 Are Captured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germanys luftwaffe knockout victor in the 12day battle of Crete turned its fury on the last British and Greek survivors at all except those who play the axi Balkan game The whole west end of Turkey now is exposed to the Germans and if Hitler decided to attacK there Britain would be unable t help this ally except by air ana the feiv rail routes crossing Tur There were predictions here tha Germany would make a quick de mand upon Turkey to join the axis or permit the passage ot naz armored divisions Predictions also were heard that Hitler mifih follow up his Crete conquest will an attempt to craft and damaging several oth ers it was reported officially Monday The British have been bombing airfields in the French mandate since the Germans started using them as way sta tions enroute to Iraq to aid anti Sntish native forces Presum ably Aleppo was attacked Sun u rees and certificates to 1088 can idates in Iowa field house Mon ay morning during the institu 81st commencement cere lonies The class fourth largest in the mvorsitys history included stu ents from 39 states and five ign countries The degreeaward ng ceremony culminated a sixday rogram of traditional spring grad ation activities which began last Vednesday Sunday nights scheduled bac aiaureate speaker Dr Harris rankhn Rail of the Garrett Bibli al institute Evanston 111 was un ae to deliver his address person Uy due to injuries received in an utomobile accident Friday near edar Rapids His speech was vcn by Dr at Willard Lampe irector of the school of religion ere mother spanking The most important growth of ere hat iJ dangerous forces in the lly came in the 15 years fot o 1308 when lhe king of Portugal fleeing from Bonaparte set up his throne here Population in this brief time leaped from thirty thousand to well over one hundred thousand U was during this time that pub jo buildings galore were con Iructed here and a longrange Jan for the future adopted mak Ag it certain that the capital be situated here rather than pj when the units W31 weie consolidated into a to be known as The r the UnUcd tlle 5Cars between and 1889when Brazil d lcu as an empire under a kins Ks only one in the t e s t e r n hemisphere lone Llndcs were made toward drain nearby marshes and pur communilys city plan BOSTON ffjA voice appealed over the telephone to Police Lieu tenant Daniel p Bany to send a cop right up to my house 0 injr uu Why asked Barry Because came the reply giving Georgie a By that time mother had wrested the phone to explain that Georgie was being tanned all right but that the lad talking was only 3A vpnrc nTr years old j 11 tnn world today arc not the that lay waste the cities oE men they are the ideas especially when they are incarnated in DANCER HANGS SELF HOLLYWOOD JP Jenny Dolly 48 of the oncefamous Dolly sisters dancing team hanged her self m her luxurious apartment Sunday police said for making Rio both a city of beauty and a city of health Jt was not however until after the coming of the republic 52 years ago that the goal of eliminatin malaria was fully achieved Tech nics developed by the U S gov ernment in Cuba and Panama were given widescale use here by nio officials and health author By any test Rio de Janeiro to day must be listed among the worlds really great cities Man 70 Will Get High School Diploma DENVER Raymond E Hassler s great ambition was to set a high school diploma It ajves n man the right to express his opin ion so people will listen he ex plained EighT years ago he retired S enrolled in the Emily Griffith opportunity school Hefl g that diploma Thursday at lhe age of 70 tempting to escape to North Africa in fishing boats The British officially conced ed defeat Sunday in the strug gle for Crete Monday the London Daily Telegraph bluntly demanded an explanation for Britains fourth straight setback at the hands of the German war Greece and eueircfTafr Many lines ii sue a story has been retold the newspapersaid Why has it been repeated in Crete We have been on the is land since November What was done in those seven months which failed to prevent another evacuation after a 12day cam paign Anticipating such queries the London war office declared that British warships and troops not be expected to operate indefinitely i and wi air than could be provided from our air bases in Africa Tlie Germans said nazi moun Um troops defeated the re British force on the island Sunday f00 prisoners s high command had pre viously reported the capture nf 10000 British and Greek sol aiers Altogether 30000 im perial troops ere said to have been on Crete when nazi chut Kts opened the invasion British officials said 15 000 roops had been taken off safely and had arrived in Egypt ready for gyp for action m the developin tle for the Sue canal Survivors of the lost bat battle for ihc Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Cloudy occasional light ram Monday night and cast and central Tuesday little tempera ture change MINNESOTA Cloudy Jlondav night and Tuesday occasion si light ram little temperature change IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sundav 7g Min Sunday night 62 At B a m Monday 62 Rain Sunday nilght 03 inch Rain Mon to 2 p m 2 in Mondays 2 inch made Crcte reached Egypt with declaration that it was not parachutists that beat them bu the clearcut German control Of the air over the island The parachntisfs were noth mg one soldier declared bul dvebombine all day lone and continual machinefun fire were terrible A high RAF spokesman de clared however that German air supremacy which carried the nazis through the Balkans and to CJ1JL1 J UU isia clearly are vulnerable to al 3eneya Woshout Causes Derailment freight train No one was i r nt G B Brooke were Monrtay was the engineer IVrerkinr Passer Passenger trams xverc routed over the Rock BOMBER FALLS j Home in West Haven Washed IN TEST FLIGHT A Two inches of rainfall in hours Monday resulted in a flood m the south part of West Haven which marooned two families and washed a house from its founda tions into the flood waters of creek bed dry weather in ordinary The Welher residence Sabotage Is Hinted in Loss of Ship in California SAN DIEGO Cal 5250000 fourmotored Consoli dated bomber crashed and sank in San Diego bay Monday shortly after taking off from Lindbergh field Consolidated Aircrad Corp that four flyers luu typo called by the Royal Air Force was camouflaged and ready for delivery to Britain Witnesses said the huge plane left the airport on what appeared a normal takeoff but that the bomber pulled up steep into a vertical climb instead of levelin off At about 500 feet the plane ipparcntly was in a stall H fell to the left nosed down the pilot using the throttle appeared to have recovered This JC f n 5 lifficulty was experienced over OF flOOVeiS he airport but by the limp C 1 F1I I O i rood rlan is bought Away in Creeks Sudden Rise 2 Families Marooned by Flood Removed in Boats by Firemen Hie one carried away and caused call to the Mason City fire de partment and the rumor that a child was missing This later was proved unfounded The Lyle Bruce and Abram Swain families however were marooned by the flood and were taken from their homes in boats by the firemen who took them to higher la ml Nazis Reported to Have Landed at Syrian Port ANKARA Turkey June 1 de motorized infantry was landed by coastal freighters at the Syrian port of Latakia May 29 it was learned Monday on high authority The first nazi detachments to reach northern Syria by shio were reported to be equipped with lorries armored care and mobile field guns The German transports were be lieved to have hugger the coast enroute from the Dodecanese is lands escaping detection by Brit ish naval craft operatins from Cyprus by halting jn hour Complete Agreement Is Only Official Statement in Meeting BERLIN JFiAn unheralded meeting between Adolf Hitler and Lemto Mussolini was held Mon day at Brenner Pass on the fron tier between their countries and it was officially announced the axis leaders parted in perfect ac cord on the political situation The first guess of most ob servers was that Hitler and Jlussolini exchanged views on the next step in the Mediter ranean region following the successful conclusion of the Balkan Greek ami Crete cam paigns Their conference of five hours was attended by the German and Italian foreign ministers Joachim von Ribhcntrop and Count Ga eazzo Ciano No of the conference was issued in advance and the only re ports on the deliberations were tlie statements ot DNB official Oerman news agency and a par allel Italian communique DNBs statement The fuehrer and the duce met Monday at Brennero and had a conversation of several hours about the political situation in the presence of German Foreign Min ister von Ribbentrop and Italian Foreign Minister Ciano The conversation was car ried out in a spirit of cordial friendship ana showed complete agreement of the views of the ruling heads of the two allied nations Despite observers speculation hat a new phase of the war may je imminent in the Mediterranean nrena there was nr mention of my military aides attending the parley at the little Alpine village of Brennero which has become the wo leaders favorite rendezvous Ciete ended that Mediter ce over he airport but by the time the had regained control the plane was flying over he water at nn altitude of only 50 feet few seconds later from an alti tude of about 100 feet the bomber again fell off to the left and the wing struck the water One Consolidated official said controls just dont jam o their own accord as they did on this xperience has shown that hese periodic meetings between Hitler and Mussolini invariably are portentous But only subsequent develop ments divulge what may have iroughl themtogether Their war ime practice has been to meet yith a minimum of advance no ice and ceremony and conceal heir specific opics with pcrfunc announcements in Berlin and IB that they have met and con urred on all matters Their meeting Monday was their ixth in 21 months of war Speculation arose that they may lave discussed 1 A possible ultimatum to Tur ey demanding passage of axis into the middle east 2 A final peace offer to Bri ain now that Crete has fallen i Plans for fullscale axis daylight drive into Kgypi to seize the cviniil WASHINGTON Backers ot Herbert Hoovers plan to send American food to subjugated Eu ropean countries are working ac tively to obtain senate approval of the plan it was reported reliably Monday They already have ob tained promises of support from approximately 40 senators it was Hugh Walpole 57 British Author Dies Sir Hugh VSf Grim on Arrival In CAIRO tJon Brjtfch u I 1 fj pole author of a novel a year since he was 25 is dead at 57 He died of a heart attack after a week of illness Services will be held Wednesday at Kcswick in the Cumberland Mountains i Rlnrvi f j attack of German planes it men crowded the seventh consecutive day precipitation in Mason Citv YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum g3 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 81 Min Saturday night S3 At 8 a m Sunday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum 51 Is U S Prepared Wor See Page 8 for Survey of Army Navy Air Forces arsrarss dirty bandages many of them without shoes troops of the British imperial army in Crete came back wSSd5y 1S1 riclds vviln dead and towns leveled in a unique and ferocious battle Unlike the British troops who got back from Dunkirk and Greece they were grim unsmiling the memory still fresh in their minds nights of fighting sleep or food and of th comrades some close friends since boyhood whom they had left be wounded or isolated and escape Sone still in the The hospitals were wrecked The troops who came back had been hastily bandaged at field dressing stations which were under con Truifc ririviv ri i slant machine gun fire from Ger iiULK arivci cooks signalmen man planes snri igmccrs air force ermmri cnsiiirni i r man planes and troops Tllc evacuation haS been Sc i troops trying to slave off the Ger Freybcrg the The battle of Crelc had been mart struggle in which the im perial and Greek roops overi had fousrM to the last and had evac uated from open beaches in the British destroyers which went j vu um bull they came a soldier said A young officer at whose mess I ate during the evacuation of Greece said You would hardly recognize Crete now The villages are heaps of dust and rubble and the val leys hills and fields are covered with rotting bodies Canea was wiped off the map in the first few days A Koya Air Force ground crciv man one of many who had jrrabbcd f rifle and joined in the fight told me he hart bayo ncllcd three Germans headquarters British ships had steamed back and forth between Crete and Egypt under the protection of Royal Air Force planes Troops went to secret rendez vous and embarked at night under the fire of the German planes which sought them out The Germans had control of Hie entire north shore of the island and the imperial troops were withdrawn to bcachts on Ihc south coast leaving rear Kuarrts to hold the Germans al passes in he Interior warships went in under murderous German airplane fire men who had been in hillsalong the coast or were sheltered on beaches and in seaside caves The number of thoe aveci 11 000 does not give aji ide job the British navy did The Germain bors their way in to he I Possible Move by U S Considered HOME fascists said that plans for meeting anv move by the United States pre sumably formed at least part of the conversations between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner pass Monday Observers said the axis leaders probably wereconcerned with the prospect for further action by the United States in line with Presi dent Roosevelts program to de fend the western hemisphere with the navy involving French West Africa the Azores and other Atlantic A terse announcement made no mention of specific topics but said merely that Hitler and Mussolini agreed on the political aijsheJd allllic harlr J C r bays hxecutive m to he beaches C 1 r bubstituting for aches at A ov um atairoycr through the Mediterranean loaded almost to its top gun stations with survivors many of them wound ed ft unloaded here in Egypt and put out to sea again at once to dvebombing planes which awaited it and to o in to evacuate more men The Ger man planes circled the skies off Crete like vultures Officers told me that they and their men had no sleep and almost no food for days and that they bad clambered through the hill fighting and retreating until thcv were at the point of collapse and their boots had been worn through 3 Government Branches INDIANOLA W M Landon declared Monday that for the period of the unlimited emergency we have not in form but in reality seen the end of the republic That its restoration will ac matically occur cannot be taken for granted he asserted in a talk prepared for Simpson college commencement exercises It can be done only with de termined effort on the part of all the citizens I   

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