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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HIST MEM 4 j4r OF IOWA COM U MASON CITY THE THE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS 16000 Feet Up to Cross Andes Range EDITORS i merits nf wrl Mson manitini tailor in tht course of a lour throuth Soulh America n one t J or UM5 h crn1 Jndotrmcnl for International NUMBER By W EARL HALL BUENOS AIRES the Grand Canyon the Badlands and Mount Ranier could got to gether as Bainum and Bailey and the Ringling Brothers did theyd be able to offer some fairly keen competition to South Ameri cas Andes But until they do this the amaz ing range of mountains over which I flew this forenoon is entitled to ad vertise Great est Show in the Western Hem isphere1 Within f i r tecit minutes W EARL HALL J Panagra airliner at Santiago s airport the impressive splendor pf the Andes began to make itself fell Even before we lostsight of Chiles beautiful capital city with its Mt San Lristobal anrl giant statue of the Virgin atop it the greater snow capped mountains of the Andes began to loom cloudlilce ahead Below us at first were agricul tural lands with a preponderance yellow because it is harvest season in this part of South America now The scene wasnt unlike Iowa from the air in Sep tember or October except that voads and fields are laid out on a less regular pattern down here Gradually the agricultural set ting gave way to a chocolate col ored of the BaKpta Badlands although set to much while pur Was gaining tude and all the while the bank of mountains ahead of us was assum ing more definite shape if Soon we were at the gale of the pass where planes are able lo make their crossing at an al titude of JfiQOfl feet Our pilot changed directions and straight way we were between peaks which made our height seem in significant In comparison To our left was Aconcagua highest mountain in the two Americas and close rival of Mt Everest in the Himalayas 23700 feet Whereas the lesser mountains of the Andes are of loaflike char acter Aconcagua and its sister peaks are craglike There is an abundance of snow iu the higher altitudes but a summer meltin has greatly reduced it The result is an impressive against brown rock At each seat on the plane is a tube leading to an oxygen sup ply Some passengers find the air too rarefied at an altitude of three miles In my own case I found no marked effects from thB height except a tendency to fatigue After moving from one scat to another across the aisle I was ready to take it easy the famous of the Andes statue the heroic carving symbolizing eternal peace Between Chile and Argen tina our pilot tilted the plane We were as much as a mile from it and detail was lacking in our view of it in fact the radio an tenna on either side were more easily distinguishable than the statue itself But at least I can boast that Ive seen the Andean Christ Below us at one point a railroad and a highway could be seen An automobile or truck winding its way up the mountain looked not MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 29 1941 1Hla PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE BIG GUNS DUEL OVER CHANNEL Ends Threat to Defense ENGLAND HALTS ATTACK BY 100 Sow Hemispheres Greatest Show nos Aires as passengers airT JiU5uasc pper in lllc taken in Buc scribed in the accompanying article on the r eross thc Andes mountains de Earl HallProfessor Kcrr of Columbia univcrsHv pof s n rS Dr SIalcolm the stairs down to up arc Prof Graham Stuart Rohnit shrnr Bivciilo the ClobcGazetlc as a courlesv hv A i h csslcr The photo was host Mr luncheon ptane mRnBeP of El Weather Report FORECAST MASON cloudy showers Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat cooler Wednesday IOWA Partly cloudy showers Wednesday and west Tuesday night somewhat cooler west Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly showers Wednesday and west and northcentral T u e s d a v Report German and British Speedboats Staged Battle Nazis Make Attack as Shore Batteries Begin Blasting Dover British cloudy speedboats were damaged early night fresh to strong southwest winds Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday west md north por tions EXTENDED FORECAST Upper Mississippi temperature will average above j tuosday morning in a battle with similar German craft which un dertook an attack along the soutH normal in Iowa and Minnesota and much above normal in Illinois and Wisconsin but with somewhat cooler during middle and latter part of period Precipitation will average moderate in Illinois and Wisconsin and heavy in Iowa and Minnesota showers or thunder storms beginning iowa and Min nesota Tuesday night or Wedncs iay and extreme southern Illinois Wednesday afternoon or night and spreading slowly eastward IN MASON CITY cast const of England DNe offi cial German Pvcws re ported 1 Apparently the Germans nt lacked under cover of or Ucne fittcd by the blasting of German channel shore batteries aimed at thc Dover or southeast English coast London dispatches pictured WEEKS BRINGS SUIT Orchestra Director Brings Action After Accident in Marcngo tile shelling this mornin heaviest of the war The two German actions as the to boat and might indicate a tentative stab of the sort likely to become general CHICAGO orchestra lender is Maximum Minimum Precipitation canie upon a plateau of fleecy clouds a thousand feet below us To us it was a lake with jagset mountain peaks formingthc rough shoreline To the rear al ways was mighty Aconcaftna and a sister peak only slightlv less altltudinous At last the pressure in our ears began to tell us that we were los ing height Just before we cuj Monday tied n Weeks fur S10U 000 for injuries he alleged he suf fered in a truckbus collision near Marcngo Iowa on Feb 1 Weeks according to the suit filed in superiorcourt suffered a fractured left arm while passen ger in the BUS and has been un able to front his band since 1re Centra West DNB said all thc German speedMoto Stages owners of the bus boats returned undnmacd to Kooky Mountain Lines owners their base of he truck and thc Martin Food Apparently however Hitlers PlodULls to which the longawaited storming of the i tlutk uas rented British Isles was jot in tiie im mediate offing It was pointed on 1 Monday tiit the Guard Magazine SOUTH AGREES TO WAGE BOOST AFTERFRPLEA a Day Increase Is Approved Pending Final Contract Settlement BULLETIN WASHINGTON Pi The United Slinc Workers union an nounced Tuesday that soft coal production would be resumed Thursday morninr i the na tions bituminous fields shut down since April 1 in a dispute over a new waec contract WASHINGTON Resump tion of soft coal production within 24 hours was forecast Tuesday after southern operators accepted President Roosevelts plan for breaking the soft coal wage im passe and unexpectedly tossed in a SI a day pay boost pending a final contract settlement The end of the month old deadlock was buoyant news to worried defense officials for it promised speedy replenishment of the dwindling fuel supplies which threatened to cause ma jor curtailment of arms pro duction in vital defense plants X V The soft coal mines in the eight state Appalachian area and out lying districts which produce ap proximately 1000000 tons a week were expected to go back into production as soon as John L LewisUnited Mine Workers and south ern producers can complete the details for getting miners back into the pits The break in the coal wage coiitroversary which lias kept the mines shut since April 1 came late Monday night when presi dential secretary Stephen Early announced that the southern op erators had accepted a proposal by the president to reopen the southern mines and negotiate n wage agreement with the UMW on a retroactive basis to the date of resumption The decision of the southern op erators to put SI a day wage boost into effect at once raising the southern rale from to Sfj60 provided i surprise lo most of the mine union officials since the president had not asked for any wage change in his backto work proposal a week The decision of the southern operators was reached after a night conference which fol lowed a visit with Commerce Secretary Jesse Jones and a senate committee inquiry into Ilie cause of the mine situa tion Saves Boy From Creek Prompt action by Tom War ncr Clciir Lake in jumping fully clothed into Willow creek Monday afternoon prevented the West park dam from claiming another child victim Four ycniold Marvin Young had wandered from his home at 639 Monroe avenue southwest nnd was playing on the dam as Mr Warner and Miss Ruth Peek 127 West State street ended their tennis gune on the nearby courts and got into their car to leave As Mr Warner wns turning the car lo leave the park Mis Ieek saw the lad fall rmd slip into the strciim The Clear Lake man jumped from Hie car and ran lo Die bank of the creek where he plunged in and pulled the boy to safety Mr Warner and Miss Peek look the lad home after he had been identified at the police station Only casualties in the inci dent were the clothes which were soaked and Mr Warners wrist watch which also received a bath Donald Archer Adams 5 was drowned when he slipped off Hie dnm at the same spot cx nclly one month IKJ Monday Lindy Resignation Accepted as Early Says Wonder If Hell Give Back Nazi Medal reserve air corps officer had been accepted The famous flyer bad written President Roosevelt lie was tenderi tllc his resignation because V i the MacNider Will Durillg NAZI AIRPLANES Germans Use 6 Gun Salvos After First 3 Hours of Shelling DOVER German big gun on the Kronen coast bombarded Britain seven hours Tuesday and more than 10IJ nazi Mesjorschmitls battled Royal Air Fore fighters in dogfights over he English chan nel 11 was tin biggest days action on the southeast const since tlie invasion scare o liist summer and early last autumn Berlin reported a speedboat auacl on that section of the Eng lish coast apparently limed lo coincide with tile shelling lirilisli suns replied miiUiiiR it i nuinmolli duel across somo 21 miles of water and lie KAF droned out to blast at the naii emplacements presidents comments on him at press conference last Friday left no honorable While it has been the war de partments policy not to accept resignations from reserve offi cers during I h e emergency period Secretary Stimson pos sessed discretionary power In art favorably or unfavorably on it In the conference the president compared the flyer mid other per sons who predict defeat of Brit ain by Germany to lie copper heads of the Civil war The term was applied to northerners who believed the Union army incap able ofvictory Stephen Early a residential secretary commented that Lindberghs resignation leads me to wonder if he is returning his decoration to Mr Hitler Early referred to an honorary award for service tu aviation given Lindbergh on a visit lo Ger many several years ago The white house official nlso was sharpspoken in saying that Lindbergh had released a letter to President fioosevelt for publi cation before it wns received at the white house Twice he said Lindbergh lias followed that pro cedure Lindbergh gave out the letter Monday in NcuYork notifying the president he was resigning his commission in the air corps reserve because of implications which he said the chief executive had made concerning his loyalty character and motives The resignation followed a press conference discussion in which Mr Roosevelt had classified the famous flyer with Civil and Rev olutionary war appcasers Asked whether the president would consider it a Toss if Lincl bcrgjfs resignation were accepted Early said the answer would be provided when and if action on ft the resignation was taken by their War drnarljnrn iniec The German guns Dover introduce Lindy MINNEAPOLIS MuCann secretary treasurer of the Minneapolis Amcricn first committee said Tuesday that Ifanforcf MarXidcr 51 a sen City above would introduce Charles A Lindbergh when the flyer speaks here May 10 Mac Xirtcr is a past national com mander of tlic American Le sion opened up area about the bombardment the nazi luftwaffc sent over a series of small formations of Mcsserschmitt j fighters which attempted to penc Much of Plymouth Is Declared to Be Evacuation Area PLYMOUTH Aft er surveying the effects of thou sands of incendiaries Including oil loosed on this sea port Monday night and carlv Tuesday officials declared a larje part of Plymouth lo be an evacuation this meant that civilians would be forbidden residence in the stricken sec tion The actinn was taken bv thr ministry of health in conjunc tiuii nidi the local cmcrgcncv commitlcc The attack less intense than previous ones came only a few hours after the victims of the three raids lasl week were bnricil in a communal grave Reporters said thai this opened up a nice question of whether the resignation cepted since it should be might open the i As one operator explained it the commerce chief told the southern producers bluntly that something has to be done and done quickly The northern producers and the already in agreement on a new S7 a day wage scale had announced their readiness a week ago to accept the presidents re opening plan which provided that the northern mines reopen on the basis of the agreement already worked out The southerners decision lo re open the mines and send soiie tgthe Til Nowthcrc can Ebersolc Gaines chiHrman of the southern group The undersigned representing 13 southern coal districts 3 BURNED IN THEATER BLAZE 140 Escape When Illrn Catches on Fire at Center Point CENTER POINT Meat Distributors Strike in London Ends 11 in Alls1 LONDON strike which i Irma Lien 21 of Regent N Dak up distribution of 1is that rae individual youve oft Oil II Shes One Woman in a Million Has No Nerves in Her Teeth Miss i WASHINGTON un official U S coast guard maga zine said Tuesday that further transfers of armed American ves scls to the British navy arc now brewing Thc masazitie has wide circula gate for conscientious objectors to protest against any senice to their government Lindbergh it was noted would have no duties to perform in war lime The president Early com mented indicated he wouldnt have any duties if he continued persons suffered burns f n I V I til UUI IIS Monday niglil when fire destroyed the Center Point hundred One fortyone persons Die rt s eore we cuj uisuiumion on through Hie layer ot clouds a rift meat in Greater London has been i in them framorf i ii Soon the Argentine city of Men ooza came into sight But our ele vation was so great that we had to fly past the city as much as 15 miles and circle back in order to make a landing on the Mendozian airport In the 20 minute wait the members of our party compared what to of h a been the most memorable scenic experience of our lives Some of the 2500 employes ol wholesale establishments affected were back on the job Tucsdsy and in a million She gained that distinction be cause she cant have a toothache Her teeth normal in every other respect have no nerves No nerves no toothache coast guard personnel on occasion lo have had advance information regard ing developments affecting the service but also is not always re garded as authoritative The navy now is building sev eral hundred fast patrol craft for shipment to England the maga zine said and it is believed these vessels can be produced in suffi which have not yet negotiated a wage agreement accept your pro posal without equivocation uc are ready to resume work mime diatcly The president replied in sage to Gaines I am very nappy to u your telegram of acceptance lu copy of a letter to Secretary Jones that you will pay SI a day addi tional I sincerely hope in the in terest of immediate continua tion of national defense produc tion that the mines can be re opened at the earliest practical hour Southern operators cvpiaincd that tney voted lo put the PATROLS 2000 MILES OFFSHORE escaped safely from the building when a motion picture film civught fire The operator 1 R Wright pushed the blazing celluloid out of the projection booth into the entrance and the audience had to pusli past it to the exits A rear exit wns found blocIced when children rushed for it but men of he audience quickly j forced it open and there was no j panic and no stampede Several people suffered burns when flames dropped on them v ihcy filed out Outside pamcsiriukcn parents raced about wildly sceh j ing children who bad been in Hie theater Carl ton Hciri ssjnK i the theater when the fire broke out said he remembered that the rear door wus barred by a two tralc the British coastal defenses Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons fought them off md prevented all but n few German planes from reaching the const At 10 a m die British coastnl batteries replied to the German long range runs For tic first limp the Germans employed shells which exploded in many instances before hitting the around The British bombardment was believed by coastal watchers lo have started it least two big fics oti the French coast and also ap parently set fires aboard two snips At he height of the British bombardment laific columns of black smoke anise 200 or feet inli the air between Calais and Boulogne indicating that oil tanks hail been hit Shortly after noon he bom bardment tapered off Visibility was exceptionally good and at the height cjf the firing the cathedral at Boulogne was plainly visible from the Dover cliffs Early in the afternoon a hid Hie French coast After he Germans bad fiied single shells for three hours they stepped up the barrage using fourgun ami sixgun salvos al intervals of about three minutes then narrowed the time to one damage ocnooi 01 uenlislry said cases cienl numbers to y volca lo put thc s a Minnesotan Killed by Oran Pape Memorial Car Driven by Relative 1 Rites Held in Dubuque ik MAXKATO Minn UH fu neral services were arranged Tuesday for Edgar More G7 Mapleton Minn who was killed when struck by an automobile driven by a relative More was hit in front of a Mapleton store DUBUQUE Rcpresentii tivcs of the Iowa highway patrol met Tuesday with thc Dubuquc police force in the sixth annual memorial service for Orcn Papc first member of the patrol to be Killed in ihc line of duty Papc a Dubuque man and latally wounded in years ago Tuesday Univ luti fight ifcaline six Flashes anil columns of smoke spiralling iipuarel across the sunlit channel showed the Ger mans Calais batteries wcrr delivering the attack Calais is about 21 miles across the chan nel from Dover 5 Whether lliller was starling alloul several fronts as had been hinted at Berlin or i was feinting to hide major blow 1 at England or it British power in thc Mediterranean was uncertain Put thc rumble of war shook thc south coast of Britain with greater fury than ai any tmc since last autumn Nazis Prepare for Crete Assault By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers war machine un defeated cm land was reported preparing TuCiday for an assault on thc island of Crete In miles from the Creek mainland m what ;