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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT OF ANO A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLV11 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FIVE CENTS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WlBKi TheyJJoo Are Americans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 21 1941 MASON CITY THI IMGHT JPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Italian Consulates in U S Ordered Wage Increases for 120000 Ford Workers Are Indicated Diplomats of U S Are High Type EDITORS NOTE Thii j nolher nf a serJM at articles written fcx W Earl HjH Mason Cltr mainline editor In the course at ionr brooch South America as one of a party of 1 jnestl of the Endowment for InternxUonil Peace Number 89 By W EARL HALL ABOARD THE S S BRAZIL OUT OF and not so long ago either U S em bassy homes were regarded as a reproach upon a great nation Not so any more however if the half dozen I have been privileged to visit on my two months in South America can be taken as repre sentative The finest of these homes is the one occupied by Ambassador Norman Armour in Buenos Aires the least pretentious is the one occupied by Henry Norweb in Lima Peru A struc ture under construction at Ibis time for Ambassador Jefferson Caffery in Kio de Janeiro will excel the one in Argentina Ambassador Claude Bowers in Peru resides in a pretentious home built by a Chilean industrial mag nate who went broke almost be fore he could move in At Monte video Selden Chapin as charge d affaires is presiding over a really distinguished ambassadorial home pending the arrival of Ambassa dor William Dawson from Panama Our group has been most cor dially received by ambassadors and consuls in all of the principal points on our tour and Im sure that all oE us return to United States with an even higher re gard for our countrys diplomatic service and the men who direct it Varying names and values of money are a problem for a Unit ed States tourist moving from one country another in South America First itsrthe sol inPeru the 3cent peso in Chile then the 25cent peso of Argen tina then the mil rcis of Brazil with a value so minute that it re quires 1000 rcis to equal 5 cents V United States could well take one page out of the South Ameri can book Im referring to the use of the metric system of weights and measurements in use through most if not all of the Latin coun tries fcials out of Italy by July u the date selected also by the T j c United Slates for its deadline United States pioneers in the South American Y M C A movement are building on what ijtt previously appears to me to be a sound ilad ordered Germany to close hel foundation in their policy of consulates and certain propagan shifting leadership to South da 3Sencies in this country by Americans as soon as they can be July 10 trained to assume it inciWelles explained that in addi dentally I am remembering most to the consulates the order pleasantly the Y M C A work Fntllq n ers who have gone out of their way to be kind to me during my stay down Crew at Santiago Alfredo Wood at B A Hugo Grass and Joel Ny strora the latter an Ames grad uate at Montevideo South Americans make known their grief over the loss of a loved one by wearing 2inch wide mourning bands en their sleeves between shoulder and elbow and in walk ing down the street one sees them by the dozen a great neon sign government sponsored on an eminence over Rio reads You must be a lottery tick et this is reflective of how this particular type of havewithout carning philosophy has South America in its grip notable dates in history as well as great historical personages are memor ialized in all Latin countries in street names such as Avenida de Cinco de Mayo meaning Fifth of fcjtj j jy juin j Al jiua fAfEK CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS Tcrh n DAMASCUS AND BEIRUT FALL UNITED STATES ORDERS ITALYS PERSONNEL OUT Consular Officials From Rome Must Leave Country by July 15 WASHINGTON Unit ed States Saturday replied to the Italian action closing American consular offices in Italy by direct ing that Italy remove all its con sular personnel from the United States by July 15 The order also applies to all other Italian official personnel in this country except for those connected directly with the Kal ian embassy At the same time Undersecre tary of State Sumner Welles an nounced he had given German Charge dAffairs Hans Thomson a brief by President Roosevelts message to congress on the sinking of the Robin the informa tion of the German government The Italian closing order made public by Welles at a press con ference said that continued functioning of Italian consular es tablishments in territory of the United States would serve no de sirable purpose In a note to Italy Welles said he had been directed by Presi dent Roosevelt to request the closingof all agencies ID this country connected with the Italian government together with the cessation of their ac and furthermore Ihe removal of all Italian nationals in any way connected with or ganizations of the Italian gov ernment in the United States with the exception of its duty accredited representation i n Washington The action against Italy had been anticipated ever since Italy following the lead of Germany ordered United States consular of The United States previously would cover all agencies of the Italian government which are registered with the state depart ment BULLETINS LONDON The 10000 ton German cruiser Prinz Eugen was hit and badly damaged by a salvo from the 11inch suns of the British battleship Prince of Wales before it escaped to Brest in the sreat naval battle in which the German battleship Bismarck was sunk it was learned Saturday ROME Gayda authoritative fascist spokes man declared Saturday that Washington had created a per fect break between the United States and the axis powers which meant continental Eu rope An economic war and a par tial diplomatic war between the t w o continents has already opened he wrote in the news paper 11 Giornale dKalia of which he is the editor May avenue the Latin American equivalent of a hand shake when friends of long stand ing are involved is a mild cm brace in which the participants pat each other lightly on the bark the story of the advance to ward dictatorship in Brazil is pretty well told by the fact that the former senate building is now used for a hall of justice and the former house of deputies build ing as headquarters for the gov ernment propaganda agency thu temperature on crossing the equator northbound was about 90 degrees whereas on the west coast due to the cooling Humboldt cur rent it was more nearly 75 bnth crossings were at night our ship the Brazil was docked just ahead of the Admiral Byrd sail ing vessel the Bear in the Rio harbor basketball stands as our countrys foremost recreation al contribution to South America this game is played everywhere indoors and outdoors soccer is the No I game however baseball hasnt proved popular for the rea son that South Americans would rather kick a ball than catch it GUARDS MAY STAY ON DUTY WASHINGTON Avar department announced Saturday it has recommended to the president that steps be taken to obtain au thority to continue the national guard and reserve officers on ac tive duty for more than one year w The war department explained South Americans generally that legislation by congress will be speaking seem to be a very happy necessary to retain the national with appreciably less guard in active service beyond r which WASHINGTON senate judiciary subcommittee Saturday postponed actionon Ihe nomin ation ofAttorney Robert Ji7 Jack son as an associate justice of the supreme court aftpr hearing a charge that lie abused his offi cial office in dropping prosecu tion of 11 persons in Detroit who had been accused of recruiting troops for loyalist Spam HELSINKI dis patches in the Finnish press in dicated that women and chil dren perhaps were being re moved to some extent from Moscow itself and other large cities as well as from some towns in Lithuania the Baltic state which Russia annexed on Germanys East Prussian fron tier COUNCIL BLUFFS MAN MURDERED COUNCIL BLUFFS ry Christcnsen 58 Northwestern railroad car inspector was found shot to death in a garage at his home early Saturday and Chief of Detectives C R Brown said there was no doubt he was slain Christensen had been shot three times once through the left tem ple and twice in the chest The wound police said might have been inflicted by a gun fired from above Christensen was found by his brother Alexander 60 who lives with him Alexander said his brother left home early Friday night to go to a show Alexander said he went to bed but woke up about a m and noticed the lights on in the garage W H Siebert a neighbor old police he heard three shots about n m Police questioned members of the family and neighbors in an at tempt to solve the mysterious cir cumstances surrounding the death LONDON ailminis try announced Saturday night that at least 24 German fighter planes had been shot down dur ing two RAP offensive sweeps over northern France Saturday LONDON A reliable foreign source said Saturday the GermanTurkish treaty con tained a secret clause binding Turkey to benevolent neutrality in the event of war between Germany and soviet Russia THREE KILLED IN IOWA WRECK TOLEDO Iowa UR1Thret members of a Moline 111 family lost their lives Saturday in an au tomobiletruck collision on high way 212 east of Chelsea Iowa The dead were Myrl C Lina weaver 35 assistant superinten lcnt of the Prudential Insur ance Company of America wife and their 10 year old ter Shirley Mr and Mrs Linaweaver were killed instantly and the girl died later in a Cedar Rapids hospital A son Lyman 6 suffered a fractured right leg chin lacera tions and shock Walt Kadera Tama driver of the truck was not hurt seriously The automobile was traveling west and the truck east when they collided WEEKLY PAPER SOLD WJNTERSET Go shorn publisher of the Wintcrset News for 53 years has sold the weekly paper to Robert II Baker Jefferson City Mo former busi ness manager of the News who lakes possession July 1 Employes Expected to Ratify Contract With C I 0 Union Sunday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wage increases for some of the 20000 workers of the Ford Motor plants were indicated Saturday is employes made ready to attend i Sunday mass meeting in Detroit o ratify a contract providing a IO union shop and the dues checkoff for the first time in the automobile industry The United Auto Workers looked for detailed negotiations on wages to begin next week The terms of the contract signed in Washington Friday provided that any increases are to be retroactive to the date of the signing The workers themselves meet Sunday to act on the FordCIO agreement which calls in general Tor wage rates eciual at least to he highest paid by other motor linns as well asthose making steel rubber glass and cement The pact makes fhe CIO spokes man for all Ford workers except supervisors and provides time and a half for overtime and double time for Sundays and holidays R J Thomas UAW president de scribed it as a pattern which he believed would be universally adopted before another year While industrial peace ap peared imminent for Ford there was trouble on other fronts in the defense program AFL machinists on strike from San Francisco bay area shipyards earlySaturday for the second time refused to return to their jobs rejecting an ultimatum from Har vey W Brown their international president that they go back He Elid that acting on the authority Of the international executive council he was ordering that the strike end at midnight Saturday night and that no more donations be forthcoming from the interna tional Local 68 however turned the order down Harry Hook business agent of the local said his executive board lacked authority to concur in the action of the international The machinists want the old wage scale of 51 an hour in creased to S1I5 and a contin ued payment of double lime for overtime They have turned down an hour and time and a half Work stoppage for 1500 con struction employes at the big Cur tissWnght plant in Columbus Ohio was threatened by a strike of 150 AFL electricians Arthur Bennett national vice president of the union said the OPM look into the strikers complain that nonunion telephone workers installed cables for phones in the plane shop nearin completion The strike did not affect 1400 j workers on plane parts but lie Columbus building trades coun cil threatened to take 1500 crafts men off the construction job Chrysler Corporation officials reported approximately 5000 men were idle Friday in body frame plants They said workers sat down after one employe was sent home for insubordina tion The CIO said no strike had been called A sugar refinery workers strike at the Philadelphia plant of the W J McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses company spread to the Franklin Sugar Refining com pany An increase of 17 cents an hour was asked by laborers now getting 63 cents About 1300 cm ployes were affected by the sponsored strike Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Continued warm with afternoon temperatures about GO degrees IOWA Fair to partly cloudy and continued warm Saturday night and Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scattered showers and thunder storms central Saturday night and south Sunday slightly cool er Saturday night and extreme south Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Alaximum Friday 86 Minimum in Night 64 At 8 a m Saturday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 7 Precipitation 07 HOT SPELL IN JUNE CONTINUES Few Scattered Clouds Move Into State for Weekend DBS MOINES Jun hot spell continued Saturday bu a few scattered clouds moved into the state for a weekend visit Temperatures averaged about 8 degrees above normal Saturday morning with 90degree read ings forecast for Saturday after noon By midmorning the mer curyregistcrcd 84 at DCS Moines The states high Friday was 9L at Inwood Sioux City and Dav enport while the low Friday nich was 62 at Clarinda and Decorah Ocean Is Grave for O9 Crew Members The 01Z sister ship of Iht O9 where It is disabled and below a diving bell used in the recent Squalus disaster on the rescue ship Faleon Sr 11V US O9 disabled on the floor of the ocean during a test dive off Portsmouth N H will a crew of 33 aboard This submarine is the 012 The 09 was commissioned in and is one of the oldest in the service A diving br11 used successfully m rescue of survivors in the Squalus disaster in J939 was nishedfo the scene aboard the rescue ship Falcon pictured below Knox Signifies 09 Victims Graves Will Be Under Water 33 Officers and Men Died in Line of Duty Navy Secretary Says PORTSMOUTH N H Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox signified the probability Saturday that the 33 officers and men who died in line of duty out the pressure crushed submarine O9 would make their graves under the 430 feet of water where they now lie Returning to the Portsmouth navy yard after an inspection aboard the submarine rescue ship Falcon IB miics off shore Knox declared I would say that at that depth it is highly improbable that a salvage attempt would be undertaken He spoke even as an intrepid navy discr George Crocker was still below in the deepest emer gency dive ever undertaken in the North Atlantic Crocker faced the possibility of three hours be low and five hours in a decom pression chamber for the snlc of five minutes of work on the deck of the sunken Knov said in response to ques tions that the accident to the 23 year old O9 which lay idle for ten years before it was recom missioned on June 1 would not affect the future use by the navy of the old type of undersea craft There is every probability that there is no one alive down there he added These men it is assumed that they are a hazardous line of duty Knox added that if it was de cided that salvage was impossi ble some form of service would be performed over the watery grave Knox had voiced almost simi lar thoughts before leaving for the scene Saturday morning At that depth he said it is impossible for divers to conduct Osceojo Man Commanded Sub Howard J Abbott above of Osccola Iowa was commanding officer aboard the missing submarine O9 the navy department announced in Washington They will wear helium helmet and special equipment if if Admiral Edwards reporting the grappling lines definitely were hooked to the 09 said there wa no indication of any life aboard and added that I dont thini there is any hope Asked what he thought of fh submarines present condition h replied briefly Probably crushed I Contact with he 09 finally was i made by four submarines running abreast up and down the area Then small boats were put over to sweep grapnels across the spot marked by buoys dropped by the submarines Certainty that the 09 lay be low came when a piece of wooden deck was picked up It was la beled 9P7 showing that it was the seventh section on the port side of the 09 It is a terrible thingKnox added but everything that can be done will be done I will go to the scene if there is anything I can do to help In Washington simullancously navy men said they thought an attempt would be made to sal vage the 23 year old O9 recently rccommissioued tn remove the dead determine the cause of the tragedy and gain experience in underwater work under tremend ous pressure At the scene large quantities salvage operations so far as we now know Talking to ah Associated Press man aboard the rescue ship Fal con Admiral Richard S Ed wards commander of subma rines of the Atlantic fleet also intimated the cause of the sink ins might to unsolved He said the cause could not be deter mined until and if the subma rine is brought up A final answer as to whether salvage will be attempted he add ed depended upon the findings of two navy divers who will fin clown during the day The men selected fnr he hazardous riivp were Neil Shcchan and George Crocker of oil pieces of O9s inner hull of wreckage mari sibles grave STROOPS FALL BACK AS ALLIES ATTACH Evacuation Made to Avoid Fighting in Metropolis Streets BULLETIN VICHY Unoccupied France French announced Saturday that French troops had with drawn from Beirut and Damascus and that those Levant cities had been oc cupied by the British BEIRUT troops lave evacuated Damascus it was announced officially Saturday The announcement said that Vichy troops were ordered to evacuate the ancient city be cause of heavy enemy pressure and in order to avoid fighting in the narrow streets and bazaars of the oriental metropolis The announcement said hat French troops fell back to posi tions outside the ciiy An allied column has been fighting just outside Damascus lor several days and late Friday opened fire on the city with artil lery batteries starting a number of fires A Vichy report said that the British had renewed their at tacks on Damascus virtually surrounding the city and that Gen Henri Dentz Syrian high commissioner had reported that the situation there was dan Damascus is believed to be the oldest inhabited city in the world Its principal Street That Is Called Straight was famous before the time of Christ and is mentioned in biblical passages The city also is a holy center for the Moslems Coincidentally with word of the evacuation of Damascus authori ties announced that another Brit ish column is driving into Syria This is a motorized column nri vancing on ancient Palmyra from the Iraq frontier REDS AND GERMANS THOUGHT DEADLOCKED Compiled from Cable Dispatches Soviet Itussia and nazi Ger many were reported Saturday to have reached in their bargaining a deadlock which only bloodshed or an eleventh hour yielding could resolve In Turkey whose own uncasy slatc of martial law has been re newed in her strategic border zones for six months a military attache of one of the axis sierncd powers mobilizing along side the nazis declared a Jisht inp showdown would come in Russian diplomatic sources in Turkey aid the reel army was not afraid of a test against the nazis A detailed report from Hel sinki indicated that Finland is fully mobilized and that Russia is taking similar precautions The Finns reported that Russia is creating a BOmile wide zone of demolition along the German Lithuanian frontier obviously de signed to impede any nazi advance into the Baltic states Whole populations have been evacuated from certain key de fense zones in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Reports of sim ilar activity in Bessarabia op posite the Rumanian frontier have been received previously In Helsinki the capital was fast taking on the appearance it had during the FinnishRussian war Antiaircraft guns were being mounted on tall buildings middle aged men were being called to the colors and civilian life was dis That all aboard were dead of ficials no longer expressed doubt Knox said he had hopes until Saturday morning Asked whether the navy secretary would go to the scene Admiral John D Wainright said Hes in charge of things The rescue ship Falcon radioed that hergrapnels had found an object apparently the O9 which sank Friday during a test dive but thai continued efforts to communicate with her cave no indication of life in the sub marine and other bitsjrupted by defense preparations ed the submcr1 if Ankara reported simialr activily in Rumania Axis diplomats were said to have moved their families out of Bucharest Belief grew in Ankara that no matter what con cessions are offered by Moscow Germany will go through with an attack on Russia London opinion also was hardening toward belief that war is likely between Germany and Russia The British heard that Gen Slegmund vou Iisf nazi commander in the Balkans had established a forward head quarters rlosc to the Bcssara hian frontier in order tn dirrrt the nazi offensive it one is or dered   

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