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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FOU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 9 1941 TIQS PAPER CONSISTS OF SECTION ONE NO 206 Are Americans Vargas High in Esteem of Rank File EtmORS NOTE This Is ot a ot trliclej written by W Ejrl Hall Mason Cilr GlobeGMttU mmnatilil caltor In the count of tour through South Amerua ai one patty of 12 luesH o tie Carneji rodowment for International Peace Number 78 By W EARL HALL RIO DE e t u 1 i Vargas South Americas socallec strong man is sitting on top o the world so far as rank and fil sentiment in Brazil is concerne Ive delayed my final apprais ol this interesting man until m final days in Brazil and the for going sentence embodies my stu ied opinion based on a reasonab large number of contacts here That President Vargas has assumed most of the preroga tives of a dictator is a bit dis turbing to Brazilians of the up per classes but to the middle and lower classes it doesnt couut for much Hes a good man and honest an attendant at the Sugar Loaf cable car told me one morning What difference does it make to me whether I get to vote or not I never could tie sure that my vote would be counted anyway Getulio hes called that rather than Vargas as a term of endear ment has proved that he wants to help the poor Other presidents have talked about it in their cam paign speeches but hes the first one who has done something be sides talk This view of the Vargas ad ministration can be multiplied by several millions After all losing the privileges of demo cratic government doesnt mean much to a people which never had them in anything more than an ostensible way PresidentVargas has been at a highland resort city on vacation since our arrival here He didnt even come back to the capital for the flambovant celebration his birthday Our party therefore hasnt had the pleasure of meet ing him But from the newspapers the news reels the magazines and the billboards we have come to knov him He has an amazing Ilah for personal publicity The popular awareness of hi being is only a step or two shor ot the Heil Hitler variety Per haps however a comparison wit Mussolinis status in Italy befor U S TAKES PLANE PLANT British Within 40 Miles of Damascus FRENCTCIAIM RESISTANCE IS BEING OFFERED USOperates Huge Plane Factory Three Allied Columns Moving Into Syria to Forestall Nazi Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British and Free French mechanized columns striking across ancient battlefields where the Crusaders fought the Sara cens were reported Monday to have advanced within 40 miles ol Damascus capital of French ruled Syria and also within 40 miles of Beirut capital of Le banon Gen Henri Dentx commander of Syrias defense forces declared bloody fighting was in progress The French high command said French troops were fiercely re sisting their former British allies the war would be point more to th Short rotund swarthy sharp eyed Vargas is a product of Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande oE the the Brazil cowboy coun try Although a lawyer by profes sion he has much the manner ol the gaueho It was eleven years ago that he came into power via the revolution route Af lev serving for three years as a provisional president he was duly elected by congressional ac tion in 1934 Soon he put through a new constitution calling for pop ular provision he chose lo ignore in 1938 His status now is that of cxtraeonstiuitiona president Report 150 Nazi Chute Troops Are Caught in Syria By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Capture ol 150 German para hute troops in Frenchruled Syria was reported Monday as British and Free French mechan zed columns drove into Frances middle east colonies and the big guns of the British fleet threat ened to blast Beirut of Lebanon Both the German and French have vigorously insisted there were no nazi troops in Syria Reuters British news agency reporting the seizing of nazi chutists quoted the Free French Levant radio station as saying that the Syrian populace was wel coming the allies enthusiastically and that French troops also were falling into line along the SyrianLebanese fron tier destroying several armored cars and shooting down two RAF warplanes A French communique said the RAF again bombed air fields at F R Issues Order After Riots Begin Army Is Cheered LOS ANGELES thousand U S troops bayonets drawn and carrying machine guns took over the strikebound North American Aviation plant Monday under presidential proclamation after two riots in which tear gas bombs were hurled between police and a CIO picket line 1000 strong Six persons were taken to the Venice hospital after lights between the pickets and workers who tried to enter the Strikers generally I yielded as troops of the 15th t infantry advanced on the big plane factory in long skirm Pickets may be seen at three main entrances in this airvicw of the North American Aviation corporation plant at Injlewood Cal before President Roosevelt issued an order for the army to operate he plant The strike made aliout 11500 workers idle and halted work on the 5196000000 worth of United States and British war plane orders Picket Lines Broken When Troops Arrive INGLEWOOD Cal in an hour after President Roosc signed an order in Washing on for the army to commandeer he factory Col Charles E Braii shaw U S army air corps for nally took charge the sprawling North American Aviation plant The colonel was backed uj by some GOO soldiers with bared bay onets and slccl helmets The troops arrived in big six wheeled trucks and tiny jeeps from Alandra park at Compton Cal six miles away where tliey had awaited the presidents or der since dawn Damascus at Aleppo in the north and at Levaya It was not imediately clear whether France would declare war on Great Britain In Ber lin a nazi spokesman said the question ot Germanys attitude or ultimate action could not be discussed Apologists for this breach of democracy tell Brazilians that j an election would be bad for the country in the face of an upset world Privately however their story is that the degree of illit eracy estimated at 70 per cent for the country as a whole makes the democratic processes unworkable it Domestically Vargas has ad dressed his chief attention to the creation of a unified Brazil Some seven or eight years ago all of the state flags of Brazil were destroyed in a ritualistic bonfire at a spot near the hotel where this is be ing written This was designed to symbolize the obliteration of state lines and the ascendency of nation While there are numerous points of difference the rule ot Getulio Vargas has in several as pects simulated that of Andrew Jackson in our own country Jackson established the principl of federal supremacy that was pre served in the Civil war Varga is doing just that here Jackson had his Carolina Var as has his Sao Paulo Sao Paulo ost populous andrichest of th razilian states been tomed to running the show 1 staged a bloody revolution whe that condition was changed Th Vargas forces won Today amon the Paulistas there is some bitter ness toward the Vargas reginv and the interventor govemo named by Vargas But it isnt an organized oppos tion and there are indications th it is rapidly diminishing in the fac the numerous material ad ices put through since the Pau revolution of 1932 British warships suppovtin the land invasion which began a 2 a m Sunday were reported in action along the Syrian coast shelling the port ot Tripoli tcr minus of a pipeline from Iraq great Mosul oil fields and bom barding other coastal points Dispatches from Jerusalem sai lied forces which Vichy esli aled at 20000 strong wer across the broiling deser nd inta the volcanic mountain t the French Levant states from alestine and TransJordan an pushing back the Frenc rmies of 45000 men wherevi icy met 1 From Transjordan one fore said to be marching throu ic land of the warlike Druses cbel Ed Druz toward Damascu A German radio report said this advanced 25 miles to JSoudeida capital of Jebel Ed Druz 58 miles south Damascus Z From Palestine another column was reported knifing toward Beirut north of the Sea of Galilee attacking the 12th cen tury Crusaders stronghold ol Banias 3 Still another contingent of itish motorized troops was ic rted advancing up the Euphrates ver valley in Iraq toward the g French outpost of DcirEzZor eastern Syria The French high command said British naval squadron of a attleship two cruisers and five estroyers attacked the coast o south of Beirut ant anded small forces armed with ubmachine guns The landing arty was declared to have been Captured Authoritative London quar ters said the allies had entered the town of Merdjayomi on the road to Beirut and also cap tured Tyre on the Leba nese coast Merdjayoun is 40 miles south of Beirut Tyre is 40 miles southwest of Damas cus The British acknowledged soine French opposition to the invasion which was described as attempt to forestall German domination of the French Medi terranean colonies and to balk an expected German thrust toward the Suez canal The British government in a formal statement gave this ex planation lor the onslaught against Britains former com radesinarms German infiltration into Syria has begun and the Vichy French government continuing to take measures whose effect must be to bring Syria and Lebanon under full German control HUNT BOMBER N MOUNTAINS Army Air Corps Seeks Word of Plane Last Seen at Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY army air corps sought Monday for vord of a B18 twinmotored Jombcr that left here at MST Sunday afternoon with crew of six on a nonslop flight o Chicago The ship due at the Chicago Municipal airport about 3 p m Sunday was unreported through out the night Aboard were Capt D N Moth erwell of the 16th reconnaissance squadron as pilot Lieuts T F Holstcen J V Gallagher and L K Harvey and Staff Sgis D E llawley and T McGuran all sta tioned at Boise Idaho Showers and thunderstorm slashed across their route wit the worst flying weather indicate east of Cheyenne during the pei iod the ship would normally have been in that area Commercial lines however had little difficulty in making sched ules throughout the day and night Mothcrwell and the other offi cers were transferred from the Fort Douglas base to Boise only a little more than a week ago Lieutenant Holsteens home ad dress is Burlington Iowa The pickets meantime brought ish lines but one who stood his ground was bayoneted and taken to a hospital v Officials at the CIO first aid tent reported later that two more men had been bayonelted by soldiers They identified the man who taken to a hos pital as Cal Clements a strike captain Immediately after the troop1 had taken control of the huge sprawling factory Lieut Col Charles E Branshnw regional di rector of the army air corps an nounced the plant was open for work under government control He summoned the nineman CIO bargaining committee and it mem bers were escorted through the Iowa Woman Swept Away in Street by Flood Drowns Heavy Damage Caused by Torrential Rams in Southwest Iowa DES MO1NES ains coming on the heels of prc soaking downpours sent Ivors and streams roaring over heir banks in Iowa Monday tak ng at least one life and causing jiousands ot dollars in damage to crops homes and business houses Southwestern Iowa which suf ered minor damage recently from similar cloudbursts bore the brunt of Sunday nights downpoui and rivers in many areas were continuing to rise Monday Rain was still falling in many parts of the state Monday and the forecast was for more rain Mon day night and Tuesday The weekend precipitation cov ered all of Iowa except centra and western counties along th northern border The heaviest fei in the southwest and central por 1 lions A flash floml which tore through Creston after 43 inches nf rain swept Miss Lurn Lewis about 62 to her death from the street in front of her home She had started toward higher ground when the flood waters from a nearby creek roared through the street and carried her away overflowed North of Riverton the water covered lowlands as far as residents could sec At Bedford Iowa 334 inches of rain sent the East 102 river to a new high stage Highway 3 both east and west of the toxvn was numlatcd and water was flowing icross highway 319 t was re ported highway 148 north of Grav ty was under four feet of water Burlington railroad tracks be tween Conway and Bedford were under water and all train service was canceled At Shenandoah pavement were washed out and basement Hooded by five inches ot rain up a large banner with paint still wet which said Welcome TJ S armv to 75 and 10 This was a reference lo the fact that tltc strikers were demanding a 75 cents an hour minimum wage for beginners phis a 10 cents an hour raise for all 12000 workers i the plant Soldiers who came to the main niployes gate were heckled by a luge crowd mostly men but with sprinkling of women The fully equipped soldiers were calm underthe barrage of taunts such as what do yov think this ing down working men and women SoldieLS entered the plant shortly before 9 a m when abou 100 troopers with bayonets fixed Five Children Rock Boat Are Drowned m North Dakota Tragedy NEW ROCKFORD N Dak UP said Monday that the drowning of five children in the James river near here prob ably was caused when the chil dren rocked the boat in which they were playing The father of three of tile vic ime watched helpless from the shore as the boat capsized Sun day night Dead were Ella Mao Lively 10 Robert Lively 9 Clifford Lively 5 Anna Marie Stccger 11 and Lcland Swain 8 Luther Evans a neighbor reached Miss Lewis but she lei from his grasp and disappeared Evans son Dave plunged into the water to her rescue but coulcln reach her The body was founc PRESIDENT GETULIO VARGAS Al Smith President Roosevelt Shake Hands WASHINGTON E Smith and President Roosevel shook hands at the white house Monday Smith former governor of New York broke with the new deal ii its early days but recently ha been supporting the Rooscvcl foreign policy In Washington to attend com mencement exercises at George town university Smith said h was merely paying a social visit i on the chief executive our hours later lodged against a encc Roads in the Creston area were lundated fields were badly and hundreds of cellars verc floodedSummit lake Cres ons city reservoir was flowing ivo feet over its spillway Other families were rom low lying homes An estimated 8 inches of rain 6 p m Sunday at the unction northwest of Riverton owa of the East and West Nish nabotna rivers brought the most serious flood threat ot many years and the streams were rising Monday Some 800 acres of crop land had been flooded and most of the area between the two rivers was nnder water AH train ser vice had been discontinued The flood there followed a break in a dike east of Riverton but a new Burlington levee along the East Nishnabotna was still hold ing The Charles Moycr family in cluding a 14 months old baby was taken to higher ground by neigh bors after water became wais deep in their home as Mill creek WORK OR BE DRAFTEDU 8 Reclassifying of Those Impeding Defense Is Begun by Draft Office WASH INGTON ei vice headquarters directed Monday the reclassification draft registrants who have ceased lo perform the jobs for which they were deferred1 and thus were the national defense program The action was announced by Brigadier General Lewis B Her shey deputy director of the sys tem at a war department press conference on the strike at the North American Aviation com pany Tnglewood Cal Officials said the order tele graphed to all state selective ser vice directors was similar to President Wilsons work or fight order in the World war rescued P fowailS Hljrt When Army Truck Soldiers 3us Crash at Claiborne marched to gale one The picket took one long look parted thei lines and silently moved back while the troopers walked inside As soldiers streamed up to th plant they started moving pick ets and spectators away from th gates jabbing in the ribs thos who moved too slowly The pickets edged back sullei ly but quietly while the CK sound truck patrolcd the boulc vards booming Okay boys move on backj Remember the army cant build airplanes ates by troopers 1 dont know what the con erence is for and 1 have no idea vliat the result will be said Lew lichencr west coast director of aircraft division United Auto mobile Workers Four hours after the factorys time clock gates were swung open only a few workers were inside lite plant however went through the picket line Mith the simplicity of a routine nilitary maneuver the soldiers ook over the plant Disorder ceased as soon as the first truck of the troop convoy came down the road The troops are coming was the word passed down the line Cheers broke out from the lines workers waiting across the street in the hope of going to work In 25 minutes after the first outbreak of handtohand fight ing at two of the six entrances quiet was restored Army control of the huge plant which has a back log of 000 in plane orders came five days after the workers struck de manding a minimum wage of 75 cents an hour and an increase of ten cents an hour for all workers now paid 75 cents an hour FIGHT FOR PRIVILEGES LEWISBURG Pa UR1 Ad miral Harold I Stark chief of naval operations declared Mon day that American privileges can be maintained only by the meth od in which they were by fighting and hard sacrifice in the teeth of foreign enemies and domestic malice CAMP CLAIBORNE La iP Army authorities Monday an lounced that three Iowa soldiers were injured at 2 a m Sunday when an army truck crashed into a soldiers bus near here Seven soldiers all told were in jured one fatally The injured lowans all of whom were recovering are Corporal Leon Nelson and Pri vate Gerald James both of Coun cil Bluffs and Private Carl Ram sey of Manchester Iowa James was reported the mos seriously injured Private Ray B Pucker o Pedro Ohio died enroutc to hospital The bus was returning fvon Alexandria La when the ace dent happened Weather Report FORECAST OWA Rain Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer south east Monday night MINNESOTA Cloudy rain Tues day and in south and west Mon day night MASON CITY Rain Monday night and Tuesday continued cool IN MASON CITY HobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 50 Minimum Sunday night 51 At 8 3 m Monday 51 Rain 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 59 Precipitation trace The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 58 Minimum Saturday night 45 At 8 a m Sunday 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum fi Precipitation 1 46 Mondays action followed an ultimatum by the president that the army would take over the plant unless the men returned j lo work Monday morning The strikers however remained firm in their demands despite the presidents statement and the requests of their own CIO national leaders for them to re sume work In taking over the plant Lieut Col Charles E Branshaw in charge of the western district of fice of Ihe army air corps issued statement saying My instructions from Wash ington are to take immediately nil steps necessary to protect work men desiring to enter the plant those leaving the plant and in their homes and to take such other additional measures as may be needed in the interests of na tional defense Effective immediately the plant will be opened for work im er government control Employes desiring to return to their jobs vill be given all necessary pro ection to insure free and safe en rancc to and exit from the fac tory The proper civil authorities are giving full cooperation to the extent of their ability in the enforcement of local state 2nd federal laws and in any ad ditional steps deemed essential and authorized by the national emergency powers of the presi dent The soldiers moved into the plant quietly Disorders ceased when the convoy came down the road and the occupation of the great aircraft manufacturing cen ter took place with the simplicity of a routine military maneuver The strike began its fifth day some of the 12000 workers ;