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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa HIST U A T T PEPf OF 1C A c c s H 31 e 3 i i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY THE SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JWNE 7 1941 SECTION ONE NO 205 TheyloQ Are Americans Military Missions Important EDITORS NOTS U or ot arlielei written by n Hilt Majott CilJ mmucint editor In Ihe course o a loir Hltontn Sonlh America ono ot FRANCE HOLDS KEY IN MIDEAST pirty of Endowment for Interactional Place DUTCH IAD ill TlUATIIU Observation IAP ULTIMATUM Posts Planned TO EAST INDIES Number 77 By W EARL HALL RIO DE bit belat edly Uncle Samhas recognized and acted on the importance of military missions as a means of promoting friendship and confi dence between our country and the nations of Latin America Such missions are to be found in a number of other places but the one here seems to have reached the highest state ot de velopment It consists of three branches One concerns itself with the army the second with the navy and the third with aviation In each case the personnel approximately a hall hundred in toto has been selected with an eye to two qualifications First the man chosen must be an au thority in some specific field second he must beat least some thing of a diplomat CHICAGO for the development of a volunteer air raid warning service call for the establishment of an observation post for every 32 square miles ol territory the midwest interstate assembly of the council of state governments was told Saturday The speaker Allen Moore of the division of state and local co Tist I operation of the oflicc emer Declare Tokio to Get No Supplies to Send to Germany Italy couraged by arrival of war ma the east and middlewest would be FR WILL TAKE OVER PLANT IF STRIKE GOES ON White House Announces CIO Must Act Favorably Sunday or U S Acts WASHINGTON white house announced Saturday thai President Roosevelt would ordei the taking over by the government of the strikebound North Ameri can Aviation plant at Inglewood Cal if the strikers have not agreed among themselves to return to Workmen Clear Building Wreckage 1 me easi unu on to is axis completed for the nation by Sept and Italy it was disclosed Satuir He askecl the defensc day H J Mook chief of the Netherlands East Indies dele gation which rejected sweeping Japanese demands for economic concessions including oil lin and rubber said the government would stick to its course regard less of Japanese action Kenkichi Yoshizawa chief Jap I in each of the states to appoint one member to organize the vol unteers Each observation post is to have I a chief observer an assistant and 12 observers They will be 1 equipped to telephone information to two or three filter centers in each state which in turn will use I Ihe reports for formulation of sible aviation or antiaircraft or ders The contacts of our own group j have been more with anese delegate said in reply to a c Tiev of Lilcoln Nebr Lehman Miller than with any oth er of the three branches of the mission and we have found im pressively in him the quality of unaffected friendliness He heads the army mission Numerous Bra zilians have vefsrrcd to him as a true evangel of good neighbor ship Germany Britain and France for years have had their military missions in South America Uncle Samis merely copying a page out of their books Hand in hand with the advisory help Irom the visiting mission to introduce that missions kind of arms and am munition This in large measure is responsible for the hold which Germany has cinched on the mili tary forces South America And nobody should doubt that the nazis DO exercise an influence in some high military quarters in other South Amer ican countries no less than in Brazil The successes which have come to the Hitler hordes in the past year and a half have had an undertandable appeal to military minds but the infiltra tion of German advisors in South American army circles has that he did not know war might result from continued Netherlands Indies re ection of Japans demands that t was up to his government to decide The Dutch attitude was said to be that if there is to be war it matters little whether it conies now or later It was learned that important consignments of war materials had arrived this month from the United States Yoshizawa did not make good his threat to leave for Tokio if his final demands were re jected He said he would re a numberor points declined to make public the note in which Japans demands had been refused but said It is likely there will be fur ther press outbursts in Tokio but the Netherlands East Indies will continue the same course un changed because we have ful filled all requirements of a good neighbor as well as those of a country at work Monday Stephen T Early white house press secretary told reporters Hie necessary papers were ready for signature for the army to lake over the plant and operate it and that the cabinet had unanimously approved such a step late Friday Early said the president had de cided to await the outcome of a meeting of the CIO union at the plant Sunday before putting the Older into effect also ot the division of state and fie will leave Satur ciy on a weekend cruise return ing Sunday evening or Monday morning Early said unless the workers decide by then to return to work the president will sign the order Early said the presidents action was not a threat or a big stick to be held over Ihe heads ot the workers because he hoped they would settle the dispute peacefully and in orderly fashion themselves MACHINISTS CHIEF IS ASKED TO SEE F E Early said the president also ha requested Harvey W Brown hea of the International Machinists union to come to Washington and confer with him regarding the ma chinists strike in the San Fran local cooperation said there would be about 2628 posts in Minnesota and 39420 observers including 7834 chief observers Missouri would have 2107 posts and a staff of 32550 including 6510 chief observers and Iowa L755 posts and a staff of obser vers and chief observers totalling 26310 BodyofBoy 14 Is Recovered From River MCGREGOR body of I Fled Jensen Jr 14 was recov river been ant Only at least equally import within recent years has DM Police Shakeup Hints More Enforcement DBS MOINES Moines Saturday looked for stricter en forcement of liquor and gambling laws following a surprise shake up of the police department Fri day Safety Commissioner Charle F Triplett said the move shoulc not be called a crack down bu added in reference to the liquo bureau I think there is a lo of room tor improvement in tha department Saturday 500 feet below the spot vhere he disappeared while wad ng Friday He is the son o Mr nd Mrs Fred Jensen of near lerc In the lop picture workmen are shown shoveling some of the debris off the second floor slab which fell on three workmen killing one After they had moved this excess weight they lifted the entire slab as shown in the bottom picture in order to ascertain that noone was left underneath The three men pinned under the wreckage were near the edge where the men are shown working and were released by bystanders who pried up the cdce The pictures were taken a short time later Lock photos Kayenay engraving PLAN DEFENSE ANCLE IOWA CITY Physical edu i cation as it relates to national dc 1 fensc will be discussed at the Uni versity of Iowas 13th annual phy sical education conference June 1213 WOOD LEADS IN NATIONAL OPEN SPORTS BULLETINS COLONIAL WORT II Tex IUR Craig Wood of Mamaroneck N Y took the lead of the National Open Golf tournament with a 214 score for 54 holes He was out in 34 and back in 36 for a par 70 Denny Shute of Chicago and little Paul Runyan of White Plains N Y were next with 216 strokes at the 54hole mark DETROIT Detroit News said Saturday that Louis Norman Buck 1940 world series pitching hero of the Detroit Tigers had been fined S5000 by Owner Walter O Briggs for failure to set into proper conditions pcmlcd by the New York Yan thc highest ever assessed in baseball Babe Ruth having paid the amount in when sus pended by the Nc itYork Yan kees for general misconduct cisco shipyards which also had been holding up major defense work All other trades nre back to work in those shipyards Early said Asked about the third major strike on the west coast that of lumber workers Early said there was no real shortage of lumber now and if the strike holds up production in tile northwest other producing areas would take care of the shortage IE Mr Roosevelt finds it neces sary to take the step it will have been the first such crackdown on work stoppages in essential indus tries since the defense emergency started North American holds orders for S19GOOOOOO worth of bomb bers and other types of combat planes for the United States and Britain A strike was called there by the ClOUnited Auto mobile workers and started Thursday morning in the midst of Ihe defense mediation hoards efforts to prevent it officials and members of the strik All operations of llie companys in unions to take action to gei 11500 employes weic stopped the operations started again Should it become necessary for the government to take over the plant Early said the army of Brozil Aids in Defense of Americas 1 il Uncle Sam given appropriate at tention to this technic which has proved so effective for the Euro pean nations and it is gratifying to observe and report how well the project is working out The government agency created under the direction of Nelson A Rockefeller to promote commer cial and cultural relations seems also to have made an encouraging start on its program Because however it is an uncharted field it is inevitable thnl some mistakes will be made Mistakes have been made as a matter of fact During pur stay in Rio for example a series of full page advertisements have appeared in all papers through out the nation inviting Brazil ians to pay United States a visit There was no distinction be tween the papers openly friend ly to Hitler and those friendly lo the United States The revenue coming to such papers was in truth therefore a subsidy to South American naziism Furthermore in one of these ad vertisements an Argentine was quoted on the pleasures of travel in United States It is a regrettable fact that Brazilians are not over 1riendly toward Argentines If the pywritcr for that particular ad us seeking a maximum etfectivc he was notv well advised would be both unfair and un thful though to leave the im rable part of the Rockefeller ncys endeavor has been inept s one too im been offset tenfold fruitful activity jouth America something the liis of the maiden lady who all sudden finds herself surround with wooers For the time ng due to earlier neglect she ist be and is impressed by the icrous attention she is receiving ut there is the very real danger this sudden warmth of court will raise in her mind some Sstion about the honorable in of the courtiers For a happy lasting marriage those who icon bended knee should bring icthing more than mere lip ser1 lion near Rio de Janeiro Brazils defense forces wil 1 be further aUBtncnlcd by the delivery of a num bcr of bornbinn planes built in the United States course would give the workers the right to return to work He added he did not believe the army would let picket lines stop return oC the men The union called Ihe strike to enforce its demands for a union shop a general wage increase of 10 cents an hour and an increase from 50 to 75 cents an hour in the minimum wage rate At requests of the mediation board the walkout was postponed twice Then as the board sought to perfect some temporary work ing agreement pending a final set tlement it wasmade effective Wordspread Friday night that Mr Roosevelt was contempla ting the course announced and early Saturday morning the comment on the report by Bill Beckman member of the CIO negotiating committee was We will not go back to work Saturday The strike will con tinue Through its labor policy ad visory committee the office of production management late Fri day condemned and denounced the strike along with the other two west coast stoppages H also Lallcd on public spirited labor One Man Killed Four Hurt When Lake Building Falls Accident Occurs as Old Shoe Store Is Being Torn Down The upper floor of a building they were tearing down collapsed Friday afternoon at Clear Lake killing one workman and injuring four others three of them seri ously A Woods 72 Clear Lake died after his skull left chest elbow and shoulder were fractured The injured John Ncsheim 66 Clear Lake seriously hurt crushed chest and possibly other in juries Floyd Scarrotv 21 Hampton broken pelvis suffering from se vere shock Ed Hemingway 61 Clear Lake broken wrist and possible broken back Frank Jones 58 Clear Lake wrenched back and bruised jaw The men were wrecking the cnite Monday at oclock and at the Methodist church in Britl at oclock The Rev Clair Hicks pastor of the Clear Lake Church of Christ will conduct the rites Burial will be in Britl ceme tery Members of the Britl Ma sonic lodge will be pallbearers and will conduct a Masonic ser vice at the cemetery Woods who was a armor VISE SQUEEZED TIGHT BY AXIS ENGLISH CHIEFS Report Weygand Said Men May Not Fight Free French Forces BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torn by a conflict of ne in an old ally and the other in new empire of de eated France w a s squeezed ighler Saturday in the British xis vise Britains main hope of clinging o her eastern Mediterranean bas ions her Iroop emplacements in he Bible lands the naval strong joints of Alexandria and Cyprus ind the Suez canal itself seemed more and more to depend on the French SAYS MEN MAY NOT FIGHT FREE FRENCH The British found hope Satur day in a press dispatch from Zu r ich Switzerland quoting a French diplomat source as saying that Generalissimo Maxime Wey gand commander of Frances co lonial forces could not guaran tee the attitude of his men in North Africa if they were called on to fight the proBritish free French forces of General Charles de Gaulle Moreover according lo Ex change Telegraph the British news agency which carried this report its source said IVeygand at his own insistence had been relieved of responsibility for the conduct of French troops in Syria These according lo this ie p o r t transpired presumably Friday at Vichy in a stormy meeting between Weygand and Vichys antiBritish procollabo ration vicepremier Admiral Jean Darlan Commercial sources at Damns ens said that Egypts recent prohi Knudsnn building shoe shop at 111 an abandonee South Fourth many years was born June 1871 at Liberty Ky for 17 Hurt When Run Over by Rabbit ABILENE Tex new hazard of war A camp Barkeley private was hospitalized after being run over by a jackrabbit on the maneuver grounds 1 The rabbit hopped across the j sleeping soldiers face its claws j leaving some deep gashes j Medical officers vouched for the story but charitably withheld the bition of trade with Syria in ac cord with Britains declaration that the French mandate is enemy occupied had put Syria at the mercy of the British blockade REPORT NAZI SUMS SEEN AT BEIRUT The latest of the varied reports of German infiltration was that eight German pocket submarines had been scon in the harbor of Beirut Lebanon in the past week This came from Ankara Turkey by way of Reuters British news agency and if true may indicate German plans to blast a sea path way or troop transports through British naval interference The reason for the possible drastic action Secretary Early explained was the fact that there is an actual shortage of planes and planes are so badly needed for defense if y y Federal action in other strikes e added would depend upon low badly needed arc the prod cts involved street Hemingway and Jones nn embarrassed victims name the second floor and the other ithree on the ground floor i Ted Hall DCS Moines contracj lor lor whom they were working said that he had just left the building when the upper floor fell Me gave as his opinion that the upper floor was supported by a and Saturday night IOWA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday light rain or drizzle northeast Saturday night and Sunday forenoon cooler Saturday night and in east Sun day Fresh to strong west to northwest winds Saturday after noon and Saturday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday night and Sun day Light rain cast Saturday night Light rain or drizzle ex treme east Sunday Cooler south and cast Saturday night Fresh to strong north lo northwest winds Saturday afternoon and Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 75 Minimum Friday night 56 At 8 a m Saturday 56 Rain 24 inch Men and guns of Brazils first antiaircraft artillery regiment arc shown above lined up for jnsncc j YEAR AGO Minimum 63 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night and Sun day with light rain or drizzle fresh to strong west to north broken from below it permitted the joists and flooring to fall in one piece The roof and walls down lo the second floor slab had already been removed and collapse of the floor pulled the walls down with it so that the building was practically leveled after the crash Part of the side wall was folded under the policy Friday night and slab as it fell helping to cushion retklcss and misguided the fall and preventing the slab A i g from falling quite flat on the west winds Saturday afternoon workmen Other workmen and specta tors rushed to help suc ceeded in lifting the debris from the men after about five min utes of work Woods already was dead Ncsheim Heming way and Jones were taken to the office of Dr A B Phillips next door while Scarrow was rushed to the Park hospital in Mason City to which Ncsheim and Hemingway also were taken later The attending that their exact injuries could not be determined until xrays were taken to his treated by Dr Phillips Woods is survived by his wife two sons Alva of Britt and Ezra of near Glidden and fivedaugh ters Mrs John Griggs Britt Mrs Leo Miller Mason City Mrs Frank Cinkle Sioux Falls S talk Charles A Lindberghs asj sertion that the nation needs o I new leader We in America do not lew leaders between elections Willkie told a crowd of 21000 in the Chicago stadium where he denounced the national adminis ration during his republican presidential campaign last fall We cannot under our consti tutional system have a new lead ership until 1944 without revoluj tion and destruction of the very values we seek to save he said physician said The address at a unity rally Jones was released to go own home after being Vichy authorities flatly deny ing reports that German troops arc moving into Syria one of two pathways lo Suez have called on loyal forces there for an unbuilgins defense of Syria against any Rrilish occupation attempt H If the British go on as they have hinted ihcy will their ranks are j likely o include free French j forces now stationed in Palestine WAU IS FANNED IN OTHER SECTOR As though each belligerent were waiting for the other to knock the Syrian chip from his shoulder meanwhile girding against the day Germany Italy and Britain fanned the war in other sectors Italian planes Friday night bombed Britains midMeditcr ran base of Malta and lashed t Britains stubborn Tobruk foot hold in Libya and troop emplace ments near Sidi Barrani Egypt WILLKIE URGES FR SUPPORT Labels Lindberghs Talk Against President Reckless Misguided CHICAGO IUP Wendell L Willkie appealed for united supj guarding Ihe western flank of port of President Roosevelts for Suez German artillery on the in vasion coast of France shclleil British shipping in the English channel Friday niKht and the luftwaffe reported especially successful raids Friday iff Scotland and west Africa re sulted in destruction of three tons A rumble of explosions heard on Englands Folkestone coast and glimpses of Spitfires and Hurri canes told Britons Saturday that the RAF again was challenging the Germans over their own oc cupied ground across the channel London Friday night had its first bombins since May 11 The British occupation Ethi opia took a spurt with a report from Nairobi that British east and west African troops had crossed the Omo river in the southern part of the country capturing Abalti uurgll uy UUL itid iu nit nnn flyers statements at a 000 Philadelphia meeting of the Ainer SOUTH AFRICAN TROOPS ica First committee There were DEFENDING EGYPT boos when Lindbergh first was British south African troop sponsored by the allChicago citi zens committee was delayed two minutes by boos from seven women who were ejected by po lice Willkie did not mention Lind bergh by name but referred to the Dak Mrs Martin Daniels j mentioned by Carl Sandburg therushed from their mopup in Grimes and Ruby of Clear Lake writer who shared the speakers Ethiopia took stations in Egypt Funeral services will be held at platform with Willkie and Mayor Saturday for the steadilydevclop thc home 310 South Linden av Edward J Kelly 1 ing battle for the Suez canal which