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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF H I T C Y ft A T C H I E D 5 K 0 1 K t o I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THl IHIGHT SPOT VOL XLVH ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A CO Pi MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 12 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS 5F W5 SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 209 77ey7oQ Are Americans Rio Is City for Lovers of Beautiful EDITORS NOTE TMs is another nr a series at articles written by W Karl Hall Mason Cily GlolieGazette managing editor in the course of a tour through South America one of a parly of 52 guests of the Carnegie Endowment lor International Peace STONE NAMED CHIEF JUSTICE U S Announces Freighter Robin Moor Was Sunk by Nazi Sub 35 Are Missing Number 81 By W EARL HALL ABOARD THE SS BRAZIL LEAVING RIO DE The brilliantly illuminated Chris tus 100 foot white marble statue atop lofty Corcovado lingered starlike tonight after the myriad harbor lights far below had van ished benealh the horizon as our ship sailed out of Rios matchless harbor Somehow it seemed a peculiar ly appropriate benediction on our twelveday stay in an important and beautiful capital That great figure with outstretched arms on an eminence sheer above the city looks down upon a generally friendly and funloving people By day ajid by night Monu mento Chrislo Redemntor can be seen on its rugged mountain base a bit more than 2000 feet above the harbor It even tow ers about 1000 feet above Su gar Loaf Rios other most fa mous landmark When I think of Kio in the future Im going to thing of these two points of beauty As I stood at the deck railing tonight and watched the shining Christus disappear from sight my thoughts went back to the places of interest in and about places which should be on the itinerary of any visitor My mem ories include CORCOVADO peak which provides the setting for the Christ statue From this eminence which can be reached by cograil or automobile one sees a major part of the citystretching out be low an unforgettable spectacle For purposes of geographical it should I think be first on the list of places to be visited SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN A granite formation 1000 feet high rising out of the sea at the approach to the 23 mile long har bor bay Four rather impressive fortifications one at the base of Sugar Loaf guard this narrow ap proach A cable car operates to the crest of the mountain provid ing something of a thrill to those who like to speculate on what would happen if the cable broke The Corcovado view of the city and harbor is from the rear Sugar Loaf offers the front view Then too nobody will believe youve really been in Rio if you havent ascended Sugar Loaf TIJUCA MOUNTAIN Along an impressive coast line of beautiful beaches then up into a picturesque subtropical country to two excellent at the city from Emper ors Table and Chinese Vista I am 1 in the debt of Mr and Mrs Georges Blad a wholly charming pair recently moved here from Paris for my delightful motor trip I up Tijuca at midnight Rios fam ous botanical gardens are usually included on the daytime Tijuca drive PETROPOLIS A picturesque summer resort city in the lofty mountains about 40 miles from downtown Rio reached on a gov ernment built highway which in volved some spectacular engi neering H was here that Em peror Pedro II had his home now preserved as a museum and it is here that the president of Bra zil spends a part of the warmer monlhs On further at an even greater altitude is Teresopolis named in honor of a former em press island one ot the most important of the 300 or so in Rio harbor contains the winter homes of many wealthy residents of Rio Horsedrawn carriages and bicycles arc pro vided for visitors who wish to do a turn around the island with its tropical verdure Our partys hosts on this particular trip were Mr and Mrs Carl Sylvester Mr Sylvester is one of South Ameri casbcst known industrialists The trip was by launch with two stops for swimming Our return to the main Rio harbor was timed to en able us to sec the lights turncc on progressively in the various parts of the farflung city a really impressive spectacle Within the city are such place of interest as Copacabana beach the harbor airport the centra airport the public market nu merous govern ment buildings numberless parks and avenues Guanabara palace home of the president the ancient viaduct now used as the roadbed for a tram way By any measuring stick Rio de Janeiro is really a haven and a heaven for lovers of the beruSi ful CHIEF IN UBOAT AWARE BOAT WAS AMERICAN Welles Gives Report Based on Versions From 11 Survivors WASHINGTON state Fight Rages Near Damascus department announced Thursday that a preliminary report from the American consul In Pernambuco Brazil stated that the United States ship Robin Moor was un doubtedly sunk by a German sub marine The report added that the com mander of the submarine was fully aware that the Robin Mooi was an American vessel Sumner Welles acting secretary of state made the announcemen at his press conference The report of Ihe consul Wal ter J Linthicum was based on interviews with the 11 survivors of the ship which was sunk on May 21 in the South Atlantic Thirtyfive persons are missing Welles read this report of th consuls report The Robin Moor was undoub edly sunk by a German submai ihe at 6 oclock Greenwich tim on the morning of May 21 at la itude 6 10 north and longitude 2 Germans Without Authentic Data BERLIN fP Responsible German quarters said Thursday they still were without authen tic information concerning the sinking of the American freigh ter Robin Moor In a general way we can only say that the commander of German naval vessels including submarines have orders to conduct them selves in most strict accord with the precepts of international law an authorized spokesman said This planes Frenc ward the ancient city scene in Damascus capital of Syria which was reported bombed by Royal Air Force h forces were reported to liavc offered stiff resistance to the British in their march lo SENATE VOTES FR AUTHORITY TOTAKEPLANTS Gives Statutory Form to Powers Utilized in Emergency Declaration WASHINGTON sen ate approved legislation Thursday to give President Roosevelt specifi statutory authority to take ove defense plants where there is a existing or threatened failure o production and management o labor have failed to utilize existin mediation agencies Approval of the measure came after administration forces lost a fight against an amendment by Senator Ball RMinn which provided in effect that the presi dent could not exercise such powers until mediation attempts were exhausted V V The vote approving the Con nally proposal was 67 to 7 Senator Connally DTexas offered the plant seizure bill as an amendment to legislation author izing the president to defer army training for men who reach thcii 28th birthday by July 1 of this and subsequent years without having been drafted The Ball amendment was at tached to the measure by a H6 to t4 ote alter Senators Holman R 2NOMINATEDTO HIGH COURT IN F R MESSAGE Jackson and Byrnes Are 6th 7th Judges Nominated by Roosevelt WASHINGTON UP President Roosevelt Thurs day nominated u Yankee lib eral Ilarlan Fiske Stone to be chief justice oC the United States 1IAKLAN FISKE STONE Justice on the Robin Moors fate until after the facts are established Thursday after Welles read the report Early said There no longer seems to he any reason to reserve judg ment Welles refused to indicate what action the United States would take He said he expected a compre hensive report during the day and that this would receive the full est consideration by the govern ment When asked whether there was any indication of a German warn ing before the ship was sunk he said he could make no further comment until the full report was received Welles was asked whether the government on the basis of the preliminary report took a grave view of the incident but he again replied that he had no com ment British Tanks and French Planes Crash at Damascus 40 west The commander of the submarine was fully aware that the vessel was American All sur vivors in good healthDepositions of survivors taken and compre hensive summary will be sent soon as coded Stephen Early presidential secretary said the full report is expected Monday but it might be later It must be studied by officials here he said before a course of action if any is set Welles was grave faced as he appeared before reporters and read the brief statement He added that the Robin Moors cargo contained no implements ot war or other military materials inconsistent with the neutrality act The general cargo Welles said consisted of many types of goods from steel rails to womens hos iery and including automobiles automobile parts radio parts and numerous other items Welles said the cargo was con signed to Lorenco Marques Port Elizabeth Capetown Port Natal and East London All of the ports for which the hip was headed arc in Portugal and British Africa Several days ago Early said President Roosevelt would pre fer that judgment be suspended Ambitious BOONE Aldag years old doesnt like to have kids of the neighoorhood ge ahead of him In anything His playmates all went down with the whooping cough Kenneths mother suspiciou bgcause she hadnt had a salesman at the door all day investigated Yes Kenneth had whooping cough obtained a quarantine Vichy Troops Are Spurred Ahead by Petains Message By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A violent battle between British anks and French warplanes was eportcd raging Thursday on the outskirts ot Damascus capital of Syria with Vichy French troops till holding the allies at bay east of Kissoue 10 miles away Dispatches from the capital said French air units flown from North Africa were effectively support ng the defense troops German planes aided the French in Wednesdays action it was said but there was no Indication that they were engaged in the fight ing Thursday Spurred by a message from old Marshal Petain Vichy French forces were reported putting up fierce contention on all fronts in the 5dayold con flict British middle cast headquar ters gave this description of the battle Allied forces have made fur ther important progress in all sec tors growing in fury with heavy losses on both sides Offshore the big guns of the British fleet includ ing a battleship two cruisers anc ng five destroyers laid down a fieri barrage on the French defense positions V Altogether six British and Free French columns were re ported knifing into Syria and Lebanon moving steadily near er their objectives In the north dispatches from Turkey said one column captured the important desert base of Deir EzZor and another reached Ras El Kain 10 miles to the north These columns advancing from Iraq were reported to be less than 175 miles from Aleppo their ap arent ultimate objective In the south three columns iming at capture of the Syrian nd Lebanese capitals Damas us and apparently were neeling considerable French re lOre and Clark DIdaho had I changed previous no voles Before acting finally on the measure the senate adopted a proposal by Senator Byrd D Va condemning defense strikes or lockouts where either side re fused to accept the decisions of mediators It also adopted an amendment by Senator La Fol lette ProffWis reaffirming the principle of collective bar gaining sign somewhere and placed it on the front door 133000 Eggs Lost Dff Trailer in Omaha COUNCIL BLUFFS uel L Sidebotlom of Omaha lost 133000 eggs on the street here Wednesday A wheel came off his semitrailer truck spilling the load ot eggs It took firemen al most a half hour to clean the street URGE WAR AVOIDANCE DES MOINES request to President Roosevelt and con gress to use their constitutional powers to keep this nation from being involved in the world con flict was speeding on its way Thursday sent by the Iowa de partment of the Womans Relief Corps Vichy troops are offering re sistance in certain areas obliging to prevent obstruction to oui advance When these troops have been overrun many of them have expressed sympathy with the allied objective of preservin Syria from German penetration RAF warplanes were reportec to have attempted another attack Wednesday night on Beirut while axis planes early T h u r s d a y ombed Haifa Palestines chic ort and the British naval base a Egypt Damascus adiiccs said that the British and their Free French allies were attacking strongly in all sectors but tliat French troops launched severe counterattacks in a spirit of full sacrifice The French acknowledged sc ere losses however against numerically superior forces and conceded that allied troops strik is lance There was little news of the other column said to be spear ng into central Syria from Iraq oward Palmyra NAZIS DROP PAMPHLETS ON BRITISH ISLES Breaking a lull in the western The revised plant seizure mea sure would give statutory form to power already exercised by the president under terms of his dec laration of a full emergency in ordering the army to take ovei the North American Aviation company plant at Inglewood Cal this week Byrds amendment would pu congress on record with a declara tion that strikes or lockout wherein either side refused tome diate or accept the decisions o mediators were contrary ti sound public policy He alterci iiis original proposal to conclemi all defense strikes at the sugges tion ot Senator Maloncy D In the meantime n high admin istralion official said the govern ment was ready and determine to eliminate from defense indus tries all persons considered guiH ot promoting strikes for subvei sivc in stead of legitimate unio purposes ROBERT H JACKSON Associate Justic JAMES F BYRNES Justice Mediterranean coast were advanc ng toward Beirut the Lebanon capital French military dispatches from air war German night raiders nouncled the British Isles in the heaviest attacks in weeks and scattered thousands of propagan da leaflets over the English coun tryside declaring England faces starvation this year or the begin ning of next Nazi warplanes were reported over London the Midlands the Northwest and the north of Eng land In one district it is feared a large number of casualties may have been caused a communique said London had its first night alarm since June 2 with the capitals antiaircraft guns firing until just before dawn RAF DROPS BOMBS IN RUHR DISTRICTS RAF warplanes were no less busy Streaking across the channel in strong formations the British attacked the Ruhr industrial cen ters of Duisburg and Duesseldorf bombed the docks at nazihcld Rot terdam the Netherlands and roared down the French coast to strike at Calais Boulogne and Lies Between Rails as 12 3ars Pass By WATERLOO by a eight train while walking across ic Chicago Great Western bridge cross the Cedar river here Wed esday night Charles Williamson 8 Woolstock Iowa was recover ig Thursday in Allen Memorial ospital from concussion of the rain and severe scalp injuries he engine and 12 cars passed vcr him as he lay between the ails German gun emplacements at Cap Griz Nez The flames of bursting bomb lighted the Calais waterfront i was reported and buildings i miles across the channel in Dover England shook with the repercus sion This picture shows cahle car which operates to the crest of Sugar Loaf mountain at Rio dc Janeiro the battlefront said Australian forces had fought their way al most the outskirts of Sidon within 25 miles of Beirut I follow with emotion he heavy combats you are waging Petain told the defenders of Frances middle east mandates France is proud of you be certain that you are not fighting in vain Thus the 85 year old French chief of state World war Itero of Verdun encouraged the men of Vichy against Gen Charles dc Gaulles Free Frencnmcn Petain has insisted that France must cooperate with Germany to survive from the third floor of the ja French dispatches described the without receiving so much as fighting in the Sidon sector as scratch Jumper FAYETTEVILLE N Car A man was arrested at a bus sta tion on a charge oE drunkennes and jailed Fifteen minutes late the policeman who made the ar rest blinked There was the ma at the bus station again gay on garrulous as ever He had jumpe Weather Report FORECAST 1ASON CITY Showers Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy not much change in temperature wind becoming frcsii northwest Friday HARRIMANGOES TO MIDDLE EAST May Probe Englands Position in Africa as Relates to U S LONDON UPI W Avcrell Harriman President Roosevelts liaison officer directing Icndlcase operations is cnroutc to the mid dle east and he may also investi gate Great Britains military po sition in West Africa as it relates to the United States it was re ported Thursday Accompanied by his aides Brig en Ralph Royce Col G A reen and fi P Mciklcjohn Har man first was expected to study he method and time o arrival of war materials being ushed to tlie middle cast H was nderstood that British middle ast Commander Gen Sir Archi ald Wavcll had accumulated OWA Partly cloudy scattered light showers cast and central Thursday night Friday partly cloudy slightly warmer west and central MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy occasional light rain anc continued cool Thursday night Friday partly cloudy to fair anc slightly warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatficr statistics Maximum Wednesday 74 Minimum Wednesday night 55 At 8 a m Thursday 60 Rain 40 Inch YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum fin Precipitation 29 upplics of Americanmade arma ments and vehicles for the start of the British invasion of Syria Reliable quarters licru said iarriman might return o London irter a sixweeks tour and that oyce and Green would go to the Jnited States directly from Africa o report to Mr Roosevelt on the efficiency of American fightinj and bombing planes tanks anc armored cars under actual wai conditions He also named Alty Gen Robert H Jackson and Senator lames V Byrnes D S Cur as associate justices of the supreme court Byrnes nomination was mmimously confirmed by he senate 11 minutes after t was submitted Byrnes was confirmed ini nediatcly as a mark of sena orial courtesy to a fellow member The other nomina ious will go through cvis omary procedure oC com mittee approval first Stone 8 year old republican who was named an associate jus ice on the high tribunal by the late Calvin Coolidge will become the 12th chief justice of this na tion He will succeed Charles Evans Hughes whose retirement becomes effective July 1 lackson 49 vigorous new deal er will succeed Stone as associate justice Byrnes 62 behindthescenes administration strategist in the senate will fill the vacancy caused by last Februarys retire ment of James Clark McReynolds Tlic two new son and a nexv deal majority on the nations highest judicial bench for years to cnme Their nominations brought to seven the number nf men appointed to the tribunal by Mr Roosevelt Only George Washington had named more men to the court Stone a New Hampshire native was nominated to the chief jus ticeship at the same age as his predecessor Hushes Hughes was G8 at the time of his nomination as is Stone Thursdays nominations left the court still with only one far west ern member Justice William O Douglas one of Mr Roosevelts nominees was born in Minnesota and reared in the state of Washington lie gen erally is recognized as a wester ner although his home lias been ill the east for many years Senator from South Carolina since 1931 and a congressman before lliat Byrnes has been one nf Mr Konsevclts chief leaders in the senate 1 n He was largely instrumental in beating down isolationist attacks nn legislation affecting adminis tration foreign policy including the lendlease bill Bjrncs has been acting as sen ale democratic leader during the illness of Senator Albeit W Bark Icy D Ky Stone appointed au associate justice on March 2 1925 is the second associate justice in history to be elevated directly to the chief justiceship Stone in early new deal days sided with the minority of thn court in supporlins the social and economic doctrines nf Mr Kooscvelt as exemplified by the sold clause case and the first agricultural adjustment admin istration act He wrote a famous dissenting opinion when the AAA was outlawcd Stone has been consistently lib eral in upholding the constitution ality of most administration meas ures Jackson a democrat and for 1600 GIRLS REGISTERED AMES 4H club girls prepared Thursday to elect offi cers at their fourteenth annual convention on Ihc Iowa State Col lege campus nearly lGOO Rids mcr lawyer in Jamestown N Y came U Washington with the new deal His first big job was prose cution of the Andrew Mellon tax case Subsequently Jackson became chief of the justice departments lax divisions and then assistant attorney general in charge of truslbusting When Solicitor Gen eral Stanley Keed was named to the supreme court Jackson re placed him Later when Frank Murphy was named to the high bench Jackson succeeded him as attorney general registered for the meeting which TlicMicw deal is now so solidly closes Saturday entrenched on the court that its ;