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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUti LEASED FIVE CENTS A COPY THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKiS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Too Are Americans Vargas Aims to Be Man of People EDITORS NOTC It tnetbcr of series of articles urHtcn by IV Lltl Hall Mason City GlubeGazclte maoajinj editor In the course ol tour tbranch South America as one o a party ot 12 of the Endowment tot International Peace Duce Japan Loyal to Axis Should U S Fight Number 79 By IV EAKL MALL RIO DE gentle art of babykissing may be help ful to a dictatorpresident as well as to a United Slates congress man The case of Getulio Vargas Brazils strong man is proof of this From the day this rolypoly little man from the pampas conn try of southern Brazil just across from Uruguay took over the reins of government by revo lution he has been chiefly bent on demonstrating that he is a man of the people1 In a country which in times past has held life rather cheap the life of a presi Vargas makes a prac tice of breaking away from his bodyguard a n a circulating among the people more or less as one of them He turns up in some strange tjlaces Theres the story oE a group ol American tourists being stopped by a g u n r d from taking pictures in the old palace Emperor Pedro II at Petropo lis near here A man In street clothes inter ceded in their belialf even providing the guide service himself Now it we could h a v e a shot of Presi dent Vargas VARGAS ore of tha Americans observed wed behappy All right replied the little man in street ahead and shoot Im Vaigasv The bug in the story 13 that Vargas doesnt speak of English f iIr Vargas is said lo enjoy hearing the jokes which circu late about him If this be true he should have a lot of fun be cause theres an abundance of such stories One going the rounds since 1938 when he called elections off and continued himself in power lias to do with a mother who took her little son to a doctor The young ster had swallowed a coin con taining a likeness of President Vargas Im going lo have lo operate the doctor is quoted as saying Thats the only way lo get Var gas out But it would be both unfair and untrue io say that the Vargas pop ularity rests wholly on personal charm and cheap political tech nie The domestic policies in itiated by him possess a popular appeal without being too hostile toward Ihe moneyed class Under him Brazil has seen its frst wage and hour legislation In Rio and other cities a worker may not receive less than SI2 a month Inland where livingstandards and I living costs are lower the figure is set al about half thai with time and n fourth for overtime Ob viously this minimum would mean a diet of beans rice and bananas fov the most part for a family of six or its looked upon as a start Brazils march toward a cen tralization of power and author ity in tlic federal government is reflected in three enormous buildings nmv under construc tion in downtown the treasury a second the public works headquarters and a bird the public health building Theyre suggestive of contem porary Washington With this trend toward a federal taking over of education health public works and other activities which used to be handled by the states there has come a fullflow ered Brazil for Brazilians move ment There are restraints on tak ing dividends out on foreign in vcslmcnls and there are require ments lhat a certain large per centage of workers lor foreign concerns be Brazilians Generally speaking Vargas is not disliked by those in charge ot foreign investments here but this trend toward nationalizing is causing a certain degree of uneasi ness Some are wondering if it is a herald of expropriation such as Mexico has put into effect The result may well be a drying up of outside Brazil simply doesnt possess the enor mous capital needed if she is lo realize on her giganlic industrial potentials MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 10 1941 7U1S PAPEB CONSISTS OV iWd SECTJON ONE NO 207 U S SHIP REPORTED TORPEDOED SAYS AMERICA IS ALREADY IN WAR IN FACT Asserts Even Complete U S Intervention Couldnt Change Result ROME Mussolini hung the threat of Japan over the United States Tuesday virtually defying America to declare war against the axis The fascist dictator asserted that the United States was already at war de that if this country entered the conflict it would result in a to talitarian dictatorship in the United States United States intervention in the war would result in a totali tarian dictatorship in the United States the premier declared at a solemn full dress session of lie chamber of fasces and guilds on the V first anniversary of Italys declaration of war He referred to possible Unit ed Slates intervention in these words If Spain and Turkey remain out of the war there is one transoceanic state which pro mises to enter it Envoys from countries in the German Japanese Italian I r i partile pact heard Mussolinis speech but conspicuously absent from the diplomatic gallery was United States Ambassador Wil liam Phillips As il duce spoke his words were carried from loudspeakers to crowds under a hot sun in public squares and by radio to the whole nation Stores were closed for the occasion It should be known that American intervention does not botherus excessively Mussolini declared in his 50minute speech An explicit declaration of war would not modify the actual situ ation which is one of de facto war if not dejurc American intervention even completely employed would be too late and if not late would not change the terms of the problem American intervention will not give Britain victory but will prolong the ivar It will not limit the space of the war but will extend it beyond the oceans It will transform the United States regime into an authoritarian totalitarian regime compared with which the forerunner European and find themselves far surpassed and perfected When it is desired to recall a dictator in the pure classic meaning of the term Sulla is cited All right Sulla appears a modest amateur in comparison with De iano Roosevelt The fascist chieftain accused Turkey of helping Greece in her war with Italy but declared Italy was maintaining a policy ot com prehension toward Ankara Japans attitude lie said iin perfect line with the tripartite pact and she would bo loyal to the axis in Die event of American aggression England cannot win he went on because all its empire positions are lost and America cannot restore them whatever she docs I believe I sincerely believe that in the fight between blood and gold in which we have chosen our side we shall win As to Greece Mussolini said th Hellenic kingdom now reen ters into Italys space in the Mediterranean Presumably this meant that Germany had agreed to let Italy take over Greece 2 Firemen Injured Fighting Onawa Blaze ONAWA Pjrirc Chief Wil liamHale suffered a severe head injury and another fireman was hurt here early Tuesday when tire Destroyed a grocery store and damaged four other business houses here The loss was esti mated at 510000 Tornadoes Monday and Sun day night accounted for 12 of the near Wichita Kaiis and four in the Texas panhandle Two women drowned in Iowa and two men near Marysville Kans Light ning hilled two in western Mis souri A ffuest of wind toppled two carpenters to their deaths from a light tower at a bombing assembly plant under construc tion at Tnlsa Okla Rains were damaging wheat fields ready or nearly ready fo harvest in parts of the area plagued by droughts a few year ago Hardest hit town was Marys ville Kans on the Big Blue Of ficials estimated a fourth of its population 4500 was homeless The two hospitals were crowded as many children with measles were segregated from other ref ugees The city water supply wa cut off and officials ordered al drinking water boiled 10 Inch Rain in Texas Is Fatal to 9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nine persons drowned and a rescue worker reported many others missing early Monday in an Albany Tex flash flood bringing to 29 the storm death loll in midwestcrn and southwest ern states Ihc past three days W Thirty or forty houses were reported inundated at the north west Texas town of 3000 popu lation when dams of two city water supply lakes nave way after a 10 inch four hour rain The Texas disaster came while rising rivers and creeks threat ened further woe to Kansas and Missouri Hopeful nofes were injected however by a forecast that rains would cease in Missouri and Kan sas after Tuesday and by word from Nebraska that most Hooding streams in that state either had reached or passed their crests Uusually small streams were dealing the most trouble but the big Missouri river neared flood stage at Nebraska City and Kan jas City and there were some f ears the Kaw river might not be able lo carry the full load from its rampaging tributaries The Kaw flows into the Missouri at Kansas City There was no accurate estimate of property damage but thousands of acres of rich bottom farmland were inundated livestock was drowned business houses and res idences were flooded in several towns Highway travel was dis rupted by bridge washouts and high water in parts of Kansas Oklahoma Missouri Iowa and Nebraska Railroad washouts were uiues UL reported in Missouri and SyriaandBeirut Leb anon with swift1 capture Tuesday AXIS AIRPLANES MAKE RAIDS ON CYPRUS ISLAND British Continue in Swift Syrian Advance DutchJap Tension High By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports that German and Italian warplaiies have directed violent continuous assaults on the island of Cyprus for the past 48 hours in dicated Tuesday that the axis may be preparing a second Crete in vasion oC the Britishfortified stronghold 70 miles off the coast of Syria The reports came from the Ger mancontrolled Jeloey station of Norway The radio said Nicosia the Cy prus capital and the naval port of Famagusta were the main objec tives of the attack London military circles have repeatedly forecast that Cyprus would be the next target of Adolf Hitlers aerial invaders in the wake of the 12day conquest of Crete The third largest island in the Mediterranean Cyprus has been a British crown colony since 1914 Its seizure by the axis wouid pro vide another steppingstone to the middle east and a closer base for aerial attacks on the Suez canal BRITISH ADVAXCE SWIFTLY IN STRIA Advancing from three directions British and Free French troops the capital cities in the three day old invasion of Frances middle east colonies British military circles said jhe allies should be within 30 miles of both less Vichy French defenders of the colonies were pictured by the Brit ish as offering only token resis tance apparently reluctant lo open fire on their fellow country men and former comradesin arms Reports reaching Vichy how ever augured trouble aliead for one of the three allied columns striking from Britishmandated Transjordan It was said that the shiek of the Druses fanatic war rior tribe in the Jebel Ed Druz mountains south of Damascus has proclaimed loyalty to the French government of marshal Philippe Petain Vichy quarters insisted their defense forces in Syria and Leb anon were still holding out all mining water uoneu iiuiunig out au The Nodaway river a usually along the line and a semiofficial irrov stream in northwest Mis described the situation as iltlM TirdC rsiITnr nOt TOO bflfi narrov souri was 24 miles wide 2 Women Dead in Iowa Floods DES MOINES wom en were dead Tuesday in the wake of disastrous floods that raged through southwestern Iowa inflicting heavy damage to crops homes and business establish ments Mrs Charles Bailey 65 of near Diagonal drowned in Platle river flood waters when the wagon in which she iyas riding overturned in the swirling stream A flash flood that tore through Crcston swept Miss Laura Lewis about 62 to her death from the street in front of her home Six other persons in the wagon with Mrs Bailey were carried downstream and rescued All were a bridge most of marooned on Monday and the accident oc Body of lowah Found in Wapsipinicon River OXFORD JUNCTION body of Neville Waite 38 Obcford Junction who drowned while swimming m the Wapsipinicon river Sunday was recovered Mon day Surviving arc his widow Uvo sons and a daughter currcd as they attempted lo drive to shore South of AH Ayr Mrs George Rains was removed from her home by Hinggold county Sheriff Homer P Todd when she refused to leave despite rising Hood waters of the Plattc river Bedford remained virtually iso lated with highways and railroads flooded but lUe water in the East and West 102 riverswas receding Basements were flooded in the east part of Bedford as houses in low areas were surrounded by water which also inundated the stockyards an oil company bulk plant highway commission build ings and an elevator TAKES KANSAS POSITION B Smith of the University of will assume his duties as dean of the University of Kansas college of education next Septem ber He has been an associate pro fessor in the College of Education here the past two years too bad JAPDUTCH DISPUTE TAKES DARKER TURN In the far east the critical dis pute between Japan and the Dutch East Indies took a darker turn as Japanese negotiators were reported on the verge of being called home Domei the official Japanese news agency said it was a mere question of time before the ne gotiators will be recalled as a re sult of a very unsatisfactory re ply Riven by Dutch authorities lo Japanese trade proposals Generally the Tokio press blamed Britain and the United Slates for the Dutch refusal to meet Japanese demands for such war supplies as tin oil and rub ber The newspaper Kokumin de clared bluntly hat the Dutch an swer signifies the start of a war for supremacy in the west Pacific beiwcen Japan and the Anglo American camo BRITISH FLEET READY TO BLOCK NAZI AID Off the Labanese coast pouerful units of Britains Eastern Medi terranean fleet were said to be to turn big guns on French coastal defenses or to block any German move o join the de fenders German diplomatic sources in Turkey declared Monday night however no German soldiers will be sacrificed in Svria and said its entirely up to the French Unofficial reports reaching London Monday said 183 nazi para chutists had been captured in the allied drives into the French ter Soldiers Move Pickets Bock CAPTAINSAVING 11 IN TRAGEDY GIVES VERSION White House Starts Inquiry of Sinking in Atlantic Waters Lnited States soldfers with fixed bayonets took over he strikeclosed North American Aviation corporatons warplane plant at Inglewood Cal under orders from PresMent ell Iferi he soldiers are clearing away pickets and others from entrances to the plant lhc if 3f nres DES MOINES OT Elmer Keeney 72 Chariton died here Monday night of injuries result ing from an automobile accident south of Indianola last Wednes day afternoon Five persons were in the collision STRIKERS AGREE TO RESUME JOBS Y Vote to March Back Into Plane Plant Where Army fsjri Control LOS ANGELES five day strike at theNorth American Airplane ended Tuesday U A strikers agreed to march in a body to ask to have their jobs back at the plant where the army had taken control under orders from PresidentRoosevelt At an open air massmeeting the strikers agreed ffith their leaders to return to work pro vided there would bVno dis crimination that their union cards would not be forfeited that they would be allowedto negotiate immediately ontheir original demands for wage in creases and a union shop Informed of this development Lieut Col Charles E Branshaw who lias been in charge of the fac tory since Monday morning said I will study the proposal of the strikers I eant say in advance whether they will be allowed to return in a body but there most certainly will be no discrimina tion against them because they arc members of a union John OIT Sr international or ganizer the UAW who was suspended by Richard T Frank ensteen national director of the aircraft division of CIO said aft er the niectins If they dont lake these boys back they wont get any air planes built wild the fellows theyve got in the plant Robert Malloy told the strikers We will go in there and organ ize that plant 100 per cent We are going to make the government show its hand whether army is there in the interests of produc tion or union busting Three thousand five hundred soldiers guarded the plant with machine guns and President Roosevelt ordered it reopened Monday as a defense emergency measure The com pany which produced 10 planes a day has in orders for the United States and British governments Armed soldiers stood sentinel at all intersections within a mile of the plant CIOUAW leaders said several hundred pickets were permitted within a mile radius of he plant Pickets shouted at workers driving toward the plant not to BO in and handed out bulletins inviting them to the union meet ing We are going lo work this fac tory piecemeal or to make no mistake we are going to work it army chiefs said A spokesman who declined use of his name reported that littr effective work was done Monday The men who reported straggled in after he troops arrived They were not well apportioned among the various departments causing a boftlencck Churchill Reports 15000 Men Lost in Crete Battle Waldeinar Lucio Percira Sttamer Osozio Associated Jrca By Captain lhc Rrazilii Copjrijhl mil by th Declares Arms Are Being Rushed Despite Hazards to LONDON Minister Churchill declared Tuesday that Britain lost 15000 men in lulled wounded and prisoners in the battle for Crete against 5000 Ger mans drowned 12000 killed or wounded and 180 bombers and 150 German aircraft destroyed fighters md troopcarrying it clestn The British losses recounted did not include Creel casualties he said HANDLE STRIKES War Department Asks Congress Give F R Specific Authority WASHINGTON war or Cretan department asked congress Tues Churchills announcement to commons revealed that Britain lost almost lialf the forces de fending the Greek island in the bitter battle against the nazi airbornc attack Churchill indicated that Brit ish military chiefs miscalculat ed the defensive possibilities at Crete lie asserted that the Brit ish chiefs of staff thought they had a good chance of winning the battle for Crete despite the lack of air support Churchill defended himself vig orously against criticism of the British defeat in Crete and as serted that we have been sending armaments to the middle east by every route and method have run very great risks he said and faced very serious maulings in these is lands in order to support the war in the Mediterranean He struck back at his critics particularly Leslie HoreBeltsha former war secretary whom he charged had left the war office in lamentable condition after two years and seven months as its head The prime minister claimed that it would have been a mistake to build many airfields in Crete because of the lack of antiair craft guns and he revealed that great numbers of British antiair craft weapons had been diverted for mounting on ships to protect them against air attack Churchill said that from the moment the British landed in Crete last autumn they started construction of defenses at the naval station at Suda Bay and launched a program to develop an airdrome nearby The man must be a perfect fool said Churchill who thinks we have large quantities of antiaircraft guns lyinp about unusued at present M M M The state our army was left in when he HoreBelisa left the day to sidetrack its socalled pro perty seizure bill temporarily to permit speedy passage of legisla tion to give the president specific statutory authority to deal with Jefense strikes Robert P undersecre tary of war told the house mili tary committee that amendments to the selective service law such as proposed by Senator Connally DTex or Chairman Vinson DGa of the house naval com mittee would rill the needs as the war department sees it Both amendments would enable the government to take over any plant where existingor threatened failure of production interferred with the ram national defense pro Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy occasional ram Tuesday night and Wednes day warmer Tuesday night IOWA Cloudy occasional rain Tuesday night and in cast and northcentral W e d n c s d a y Slightly warmer cast and north central Tuesday night and ex treme northeast and extreme castcentral Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy rain Tues day night and north ami cast Wednesday No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday nighl At 8 a m Tuesday Rains YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 03 inch SO 54 trace EXTENDED FORECAST Extended weather forecast for the period from p m June 10 lo p m C S T June H Upper Mississippi Valley The temperature will average near nor mal Cool over north and central portions Wednesday rising trend beginning Thursday with above normal by end of period The pre will average moderate to ABOARD THE a S OSOR1O On June 8 at U oclock in the evening in latitude P46 north and longitude 3737 west I rescued 11 survivors in one lifeboat of the North American ship Robin Moor which was torpedoed May 21 at the position latitude C15 north longitude 2530 west Their names are John J Bani gan Karl Wilson Virgil Sanderlin William S Cary Peter Buss Don ald Schableise H O Rice El Car islc Antonio Santos Hugh Mur phy and P C Eccles The saved members of the crew declared there were three more lifeboats with 28 members the crew and seven passengers in cluding three women and one child The commander of the Brazilian ship Tamandare which 1 also re quested to investigate said that about 1 p m Monday he found pieces of baggage consisting of one suitcase and childrens toys Unfortunately nothing move has been found up to now This radio gram was sent at midnight east ern standard Among the II rescued are three officers We are continuing In Recife Pernambuco Brazil where we expect to arrive Wednesday night White House Is Making Inquiry VvASHINGTSTj Uf white house disclosed Tuesday dial informalion indicates def initely that the steamer Robin Moor went down in American wafers on this side of the At lantic but asked that Americans suspend judgment on the matter until all facts arc ascer tained Secretary Stephen T Early said President Roosevelt is seek ing information through every official channel on Ihe cause of the sinking ot the American freight and passenger steamer As rel however Earlssaid official reports do not disclose the exact cause of the sinking Some reports Iiad said that the ship was torpedoed It sank in the south Atlantic V W We doivt know yet the cause oC the sinking We are trying to determine that Early said The position of the ship when it went clown seems lo be fairly well determined and that would put it in American waters on this side of the Atlantic Early said he knew nothing of n report that the captain of the Brazilian vessel which picked up ome survivors had asserted that the Robin Moor was torpedoed But he said that if this report was true the report undoubtedly win be transmitted quickly lo file state department by Jefferson Caffery United States ambassador to Brazil But up to this point said Early Hie president and state depart ment officials have no informa tion on the sinking in addition to what already has been published The owners of Ibe vessel an nounced in New York that the vessel carried eight passengers and 38 officers and crew The slate department received a report Hloiitlay night from U S ambassador to Brazil Jef ferson Caffery Rivinc lhc de lails as related to him by the Fortalcza port captain There was no mention in Cafferys cable of the report of the Ger man attack but it was assumed that Ihe shin nict olhcr than normal difficulties in view of his words was sunk The owners of Ihe Robin Moor the Seas Shipping company an nounced in New York that it sailed frnmlhere May G for Cape town Africn with eight passen gers including three women and a Uvo year old boy The owners said it carried no munitions just h i r when he HoreBehsa left the heavy occurring principally at war office and during the greater beginning of period and some part of the time when he was also scattered showers at end There responsible for production and are indications that the frequent supply was lamentable particu heavy rains in Minnesota Iowa larly with regard to the special and Wisconsin during the past two class of weapons which has weeks will now begin to dimmish proved to be vital necessities for in intensity and frequency after ending of present rain general cargo including motor truck parts The Robin Moor was com manded by Cnpt Edward Myers oC Baltimore and carried these passengers Mr and Mrs Ben Conn Conn is an employe of Locws Inc mo tion picture distributors Mr and Mrs R W McCuUougb and their two year old son cn roiite to the Firestone Tire and Rubber company plant at Port Elizabeth South Africa Mr and Mrs HarryGGemiell Genncllis former secretary of the ;