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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa H i 3 w i L HIST btU 4 tq T OF IOWA COM 6C8 UOINC8 U NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE 8R1GHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 13 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of tOVR SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 13i Am hrmmiw Passengers Vary Widely in Interests EDITORS NOTE This is another of a series or articles written by W Earl Hall Globc Gazeltc managing edit or in the course of a tour through South America as one of a party of 12 guests of the Carnegie Endow ment for International Tcace NUMBER 3 By EARL HALL ABOARD THE S S SANTA LUCIA IN THE SOUTH CARIB 1 sit in my deck chair the promenade deck and walch my fellow passengers on this ship stroll by for their daily exercise 1 reilect on the ADMIT 16 DEAD IN BERLIN RAID Swan GOP Chairman Killed in Crash story the many that could be written it one had access to the background and the think ing of each Just about every shade of skin and philo sophy is repre sented in our passenger list of 200 f i r s t class passen gers About 4U per cent arc South Americans returning from what they call the States Another 40 per cent is made up of North Americans And the remaining 20 per cent in cludes passengers from elsewhere in the world Seated near me in he ornate tHninf hall is a Japanese fam wife and three youiiffSters The husband is heading to a consular post in Peru So far as I know he is the only passenger aboard our vessel I would have reasons to believe is for an Axis victory So Europes var I only infer this of conrseHe maintains a IOWACHAIRMAN VICTIM AS TWO AUTOS COLLIDE Icy Pavement Blamed for Accident on West Edge of Town of Stuart STUART Harry Bryant Swan 17 6t Atlantic republican state chairman who led his party to a smashing victory in Iowa last year was fatally injured in an automobile crash here Thursday Army Gets Sideshow W EARL HALL South An aristocraltclooking Chilean banker retired and in search ofj relaxation paces the deck endless ly on his way home from a hectic search for enjoyment in Europe He witnessed at close range the tragic collapse of the French re public Later he found Switzer land no comfortable haven for a South American He wonders how long before United States will be drawn into the nobody in our party is able to enlighten him Far more enthusiastic than correct is the Spanish of a repre sentative of the geodetic survey at Washington headed toward the several important ports of South America for study of tidal con dition with relation to world shipping To him the whole world more or less revolves about tides and ocean currents Whenever he catches a passenger offguard hell talk for hours about his chosen subject Reminding one ot Europes continuing tragedy is a handsome young Hungarian aboard our ship lie and his charming young wife and son arc on their May to Sxvan prominently mentioned as a possible candidate for the partys national chairmanship was ilrivinff from his Atlantic Iowa home to DCS Moines Tlc crash occurred on ihe west edge of Stuart on U S highway G Dr E T Warren who was called immediately to ihe scene the crash said it occurred about i a m The doctor said Swans car evi dently skidded on icy pavement crashing with a car driven by Paul Hilton Malvern farmer Ally Boyd Cambridge 34 rid nig with Swan and an employe of Swans Atlantic law olf ice was seriously injured the doctor said Hilton and Lyle Hansen also Malvern were cut and bruised but the doctor said their injuries were not serious I picked Harry up the dcc tor said ht dying when t reached his side He had iri racluri and he regained consciousness House Votes Iowa Marriage Health Bill Senate Will Act Next on Amendments DES MOINES asn marriage mill slate ap peared numbered Thursday as the Iowa house voted 92 to 7 lu re quire an altarbound couple submit to 1 marriage health test bcfor to wed previously had passed to which il now must obtaining The doctor said that he ordered Cambridge taken to Atlantic in an ambulance Hes badly hurt but I think hell get well ihc doctor said Swan became state chairman in 1339 succeeding J 11 Milroy of V in ton He is survived by his widow The couple had no children Harry Bryant Swan was horn Feb 1 1394 within a block of the home at Atlantic where he resided at the time of his death The army outfit which sets Clarence Jurgcnscn 31 wilt never lack for sideshow entertainment for Torsrcnsen a tatoocr by profession is a peripatetic mural in himself He displays some of his artistic adornment while being examined at the army induction center in los Aneelcsi Cal byCovp Raymond McCollom didate for lieutenant governor on the republican ticket in 1934 lie was a member of the state and American bar associations a Legionnaire and a Rotarian He also was a member of the Elks lodge and Masonic order Swans Jirstrjou as a youth he related in nttcr years carry ing newspapers and lie helped fi nance hi education by odd jobs such as shoveling show Htid cioiny janitor work a World war veteran first lieutenants com He was folding a mission Swans parents were natives Maine and on his mothers side iie traced his ancestry back to Mayflower and revolutionary war stock His father also was a lawyer Harry Swan worked his way i through the State University or Iowa and began practicing law at Atlantic in W15 Upon his return Irom the war he was an Atlantic city council man for two years He was a can SUN BRINGS RELIEF TO IOWA Highway Transportation in State Reported Restored to Normal DES MOINES A bright suit and continued mild tempera tures Thursday brought welcome relief from an early March snow Gbps and RoBbers Game of 2 Iowa Boys Results in Tragedy SIOUX CITY game of cups and with pistol they thought was not loaded ended in death here Wednesday for one of two 10 years old boys ficiard Lee Wells wei acci dcnlaliy slio through the heart I mid killed by a bullet from a pistol in the hands of his playmate Corj oner and Police i Capt Leo Perlcth said Captain PcrScth said John slrohm the playmate had been pulling the trigger on bullctlcss chambers while the Wells boy pre tended to fall as if siiot But the officer said one car tridge remained in the firearm from target practice which had taken place earlier and when it was discharged the victim was shot directly through the heart He died before help arrived blood cense Tire bill the senate return for concurrence in several amendments Among other changes the lower house placed a limit ot S5 cm the fee a physician might charge lor a marriage health examination A medical Sec ceiling killed a similar measure iu the senate two years ago Iml both doctor members of Jhc house voted for the altered measure in this mornings rollcall V One doctor member said Ire didnt believe the medical pro t vould stage an aloul battle against the amended bill in j the senate this time The bill similar in principle la laws now on the statute bonks of and Illinois would re quire applicants fov a marriage license to puss a blood lest for the presence of syphilis within live 20 I days immediately prior to obtain ing the license Iowas marriage license volume has leaped forward spectacularly since 1935 During that period both Wisconsin and Illinois adopted blood lest legislation In 1935 Iowas marriage license total was approximately 21000 i Swelled by the evergrowing volume ot outoCstale couples seeking to escape the restrictive at lhelruvni states Iowa licenses ibuctied an all time bif h of 48900 for 1840 V on the final rollcall Ellis Named for Banking Office Nazis Report 37 Injured in Air Attack Over Germany German Version BERLIN persons were said to have been killed and 17 injured iu a British air raid t on Berlin Wednesday night tliei first attack on the German capi lal in 82 nights 1 Hamburg and Bremen also wcrej raided informed quarters said I but little dttiviage was reported j inflicted on military objectives or I I war industries BRITISH CLAIM GERMANS LOST NINE BOMBERS I Nazis Say Destruction at Liverpool Exceeds That of Coventry British Version Again only residence sec tions hospital and a church were hil DM the official German news ascncy asserted In most cuses informed Gtr mans said fires covild he ex tinguished as soiiu as started LONDON British defense forces set a onenight rccrorri by shooting down at least nine I G c r m r n bombers Wednesday night in a largo scale altaiic centered on Mcrseyside important area concentrated at Liv erpool The previous record was scveu Ten raiding planes were said lo have been shot down 1 7HELVIX KLLIS CHARLES CITY AN IS NOMINATED Ellis Appointed by Governor Wilson toBe Successor to Batfes v i Bogota Colombia to start life afresh He represents a great Dutch radio company Driven from his own Hungary Elicit from Holland he will sell transmitters and receiving sets in j northern South America His cn tire company left Amsterdam a day ahead ol the invasion taking along several million dollars in assets Now England and United States are the companys operat ing bases V A youngish physician from a smaller cily in Chile is going home a Ml reluctantly after six months of special surgery train ing in a great Xcw York hos pital He talks wel and shrewd ly of his homeland which is cnzagcd now in the most ad vanced political experimenta tion of all South America To we he iriircscnts and personal ircs the finest tradition at Latin jtracioiisncss Ihcrcs the handsome youns native of Costa Rica whose last name actually is Smith He i and a companion are on their way i io the South American capitals to cell Americanmade airplane motors or both commercial attd military use Once this business was being grabbed by Gci many Its a case of making hay while j the sun shines Dozing in a steamer chair near 1 mine is a young Canadian a j chemistgeologist who is soins I back to the recesses of Colombia I like lo think that the extreme for a great oil company He is j friendliness of these traveling a cog in the vast petroleum in representatives of South America dustry which forwardlooking is reflective ol a larger disposi Colombia is loitering j tion toward friendliness back in ran as South Americas fovc1 their homes As between imlivtd storm last traces of which were virtually cleared from highways transportation was re stored to normal Wednesday night the state highway commission re ported and snowbanks which lined some deep cuts in northeast pri mary roads were being widened out The 39hcmr storm began iu the west section Monday and rapidly eastward leaving a light coating of snow In the northeast section however the storm piled up 10 to 14 inches The official high of the 24 liouvs was 40 degrees at Dubuquc while the low early Thursday was 12 at Charles City Mason Citys low was 1 4 The schoolboy victim was a fifth sadc pupil He is survived by his parents two brothers and 1 sister LOOK INSIDE FOR The nays were Ilepreseiitafives 1 J Kurfc R E E Cooper H Corn f E Dulficld R Guthric R F i m t e n ft John B Hermsen D Jolvn U Irwin H Kco and J Tiituni D Among the ayes were Doctors John ft Gardner R Lisbon and G HKeency D The opponents of the idea of having the physician precede the pastor in the marriage procedure clown figrAing in the house Thursday Hcriuscn talked for nearly an hour Terming H a doctors bill he declared This should be a federal law or enacted in every state in the union if enacted at all Its passage he added would be an insult to the young folks and would encourage common iaw marriages Pleading for passage of the measure Representative Earl C Sishbaugh R Slienandoah said If we can save one child Irom a life ol imbecility or gnarled and twisted limbs then this bill is Our statn arc DES MOINES Vf Ellis Charles City banker Thursj day was nominated by Cov George A Wilson lo be state bank ing superintendent succeeding D W Bates ot Albia Other appointments pent tn lie senate Thursday or confirmation included II J Abler Lemiirs In succeed A Olson Whiting and A A Hurst Maquokcli to succeed him self on the stale highway commis sion H Earl Rath Cedar Falls and Dr F F Smith Storm Lake to succeed themselves on Ihc slate board of examiners in the basic sciences K Kllis a republican is presi dent of the First Security Bank and Trust company of Charles City He was nominated for a fouryear term beginning July Bates who has held the banking post since 1933 is a democrat The salary is 56600 a year but lor merly was somewhat higher Hurst and Ahlcrs arc democrats AMcrs is a farmer living our miles souti of Lcmars Aid Bill Gives RAF New Vigor British Version LONDON IV Swarming over the continent from Boulogne to Berlin and from the low countries to Norway the RAF has launched its greatest offensive of the war The British declared they had been freed of worry over plane replacements by passage uf the Uniicd States aid lo Britain bill British planes sped aciQss the English channel Thursday after noon to follow up very success ful raids Wednesday and Wed nesday night on Berlin industrial plants at Bremen naval ship building yards at Hamburg air dromes uf Novvvay and the Nether lands docks at Boulogne and ship ping at Ijmuiden the Netherlands and With new aiid raore anil more powerful bombers thrown into the assault a wellplaced source declared Thursday that as a re sult uf passage of the British aili bill we now arc able to launch a really offensive war A cumnuiimiuc appeared lo hint at a new defensive weapon in slatingthat the German ncrc harassed by fighters antiaircraft suns and other tlcvices which were dcs fiibed as very active Thn nature ot the other de vices was not indicated butthey were considered to be something other Hum barrage balloons German raiders over London Wednesday night and early Thursday were greeted by a thunderous barrage imliKe any thing previously heard from Ihc regular aiitiairenut weapons The TiAFs score was lurliirr increased when il was officially announced Thursday tivot enemy a i r c r a C i McsscrschmiU were shot down near the southeast coast in a dawn en counter The government compared Ihe raid on the Liverpool area with only HARRY WAX of trash lo be approached in a rriemnv way lo show how keen is their concern about the mis fortunes which have beset the rest of the world The thought that South America could pros per and be happy with the out side world in dislocation and distress is one that never enters a Saudi Americans head most producing oil nation in South j America is definitely in danger x if i There arc just a few of my fcllownasscnscrs They idle in drck chairs with no apparent rare in the world hut Ihry need uals in the Latin American busi ness setup trust is a thing horn of friendship I am therefore more than ever persuaded that to sain South Americas business United Stales must fiil of al win and depriveher friendship Mann Veteran Labor Leader in Britain Dies LOVIJOX Mann vct cran British labor leader died iThuiMlay si hihome in Grisins I ton Yorkshire The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair colder extreme southeast Thursday Fri day increasing cloudiness MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudi ness followed by light snow and colder northwest in late after noon increasing southerly winds becoming fresh by Friday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday ti Minimum Wednesday nisiit 11 At 8 a m Thursday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum and foxirycar terms crd BotV named ft filled with monsters many ol them j iim June 30 UMS Iluil is com thc direct result ot what this bill pleting his first term as highway cks to prevent commissioner Representative Herman Knud Lmtr as a hanker son H Mason one of thej industrialist manufacturerand director of many corporations Ellis wa president at the Iowa Bankers association during 133536 He was educated in CilarJes City high schools and Plvilips Kxctcr academy He served as an assistant bank cashier in Nashua Iowa Irom 1898 Britain he yddcG1 is in a pusi tion lu open up with everything she has because she docs not have lo worry now about where she is Hi jct more war etiuipmcnt or how she is going lo pay for il We were not able lo risk ex hausting our reserves before be cause we had quite frankly readied the point where ive just didnt have the money for re placing on a cash and carry basis the informant added It kept us pcuuriuvisly defensive His assertion was hnrnc out further by the fact that ivilhin hours after President Itcose vclt signed the bill the British also counterpunched German night attackers with hordes of new night fighters heavier liar rages and secret weapons de scribed only as other devices Kit flights ot Americanmade Consolidated and fuur motoicd 1r Hie heavy assaults d Ingland last fall but addecjl this occasion llic damage and casualties bore no relation to the scale of the attack and very little was achieved beyond serious damage to a number ot private houses1 f f The Luflwaric tiiok advantage nf a full moon and clear wealh cr to widely over Lnc lanil and in addition lo Liver pool struck at London towns in the Midlands Kast Anglta and in the southwest ami soutli rasl v London had three alums dur ing the nigli Light damage and few casualties were reported in i the capital j It was csljjnyled that about 2ful German planes were over Lnglinri idiifing liic night Since nine bombers were clowned it made the proportion of raiders shot down about one in iO ns compared with the previous estimated top ot one out ot 30 Informed sources said that whei tiiis proportion reached one out of ten the night bomber menace would be whipped authors of the measure said K you believe hi llic institu tion of the home the sanctity of marriage the rights of children born and yet unborn to have a fair chance in the world I am asking you In vole your convic tions on this measure The oilier amendments tacked on in the house included 1 A proposal to seal the records ccitificd to the district court IMM and a year later was mar ried ID of Nashiui In Elliand his family or the Security Tiust and cases where im tct i Savings bank hcic He has sci vcd license a vice prcidont and president ot the bank continuously since Ellis was elected vice president of tti1 HartParr company tractor manufacturers in 1919 and presi dcnl uf the company in 1921 Eight years later the HarlPsrr to comply wiUi the law by bring company iiiR alojiR a medical certificate Oliver favm Equipniont company sisrird by a duly licensed or which Ellis served as president cian j fom 1929 to 1931 Ic contiiHied a director of the company until would be required before issued 2 A penalty of SlOO fine or 31 in jail for violation of Jhc proviifms of the bill J An extciiMdii cf tsr cxeinp tioiir to allow outofstale I Boeing bumbn hr help Shurl and AvruMan cticsler with heavy IOIILJ bombing i wcJI placed j said would enable the British to j spread their attacking area This spread he asserted besides increasing Ihc effectiveness ol the is expected also to force the to disperse Jhcir antit aircraft defenses giving the RAF a better break The air ministry announced that large and numerous fires were started in Berlin by the vnidcrs ilshiK very heavy bombs1 At Bremen it said direct hits were scored on a tarffct of great in the industrial area of liic city anil that al Ham lurc many fircs and explos ions were started in shipyards and the industrial section i Kivc British jhincs were ic lost in these smashing blows which the iir ininitry itself described a the heaviest attack Drop HUHW Kombs on Liverpool fort German Version BERLJfs ex ceeding that at Coventry was iT porlcrl by German sources Tiuu day lo have been in vast night raid oji Liverpool in which they Siid several hundred planes dropped bombs for hours The high command faid the at tack on the Liverpool area was earned out by several hundred planes in waves and DNB official news jgcncy said reluming crew niCTi declared trie devastation worse than at Coventry Ihe Miri I lands iiidustiial town which wa iviruiallv raxed Ihc uf Nov 14 V Hell broke lnnse oil ihe Mer sey one pilot reported ilcscrifo ius an nccru of flames visible 21 minutes flight away from Uir sccnr Reported Giving Self Up in Murder Probe PAGE Missionary Institute Is Staged at Algona STATE PAGE T 1 III IK in Sutherland Looms as Cyclone Frosh Coach SPORTS PACK British Report Nazi j Destroyer Torpedoed j j by Plane in Skagerrak j LONDON British plane torpedoed a Gorman destrojer in the Skagerrak arm of the North Sea Wednesday night the aii ministry announced Thursday The planes crew reported that t was too dark to see whctiicr tnc German warship was Mini but said that she ceased tirinK alt er ihc torpedo exploded The Skagerrak between Norway and Denmark and is put of ihc gateway between iic BalUi md Nnrlh Sei In 1023 the Security Trust anil Savings bank was merged with the First National bank umicr the name of First Security Trust and Savings Ellis has been president and director of the consolidated institution since that date The from Berlin to Boulogne the official announcement said They were carried out by Die light ol the moon and were very suctcsslul lu addition to the older type of aircraft of the bomber commandIs several new and more powerful types were again in iclkii and carried very heavy bomb ThCiC may have included new fourmotored A m e r i c i n mnic bombcrt which have been flown avrowi ihc Atlantic by the British the I Another iMXcrvcr dcilarcri j 1100 explosive iiiceutliary i were dropped many ship amoiic were inflicted grain elevators and Ellis has sewed m ail nt important committees of the Iowa posts on the American Bankcw Hauliers association and held disj association and nearly every ofii trict offices as well nthe prcsi cial appointment delegated by Uie dcncy asociatiou to Iowa bank mrinbcr He is at present rhairiiKm ol the for three years he v as a isicm orociations committee on federal ber ol the iocitiu7 V cxcritiv c batik legislation cooperating wilt1 council vcprcscntins IOWH H similar committee of Ihe Amcri A Congrcgaliotiaiil he was n cui Bankers assrciation cliarter member rf lite Ci Ics Kllis has held commiltcc City Roiaiy rluh Thirteen Britbh plane ucrr aid by llic high command to haxr been hot dov n ten of them m the attackm Berlin Hamburg and fijonivji Only fOideicc cctions ho a were iislcct as damaged Military and indus trial objectiveescaped for the mit part it was declared The iruiiy fires v crc extinguished iUickly and night fighters and an liairtTufl eunnftcn forced the BrrtiMi I dutnp pic Ur jtid In upn he tcd ;