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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H R i C n HST f nq 0 P T or o 1 I VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND FIVE PRESS FUli LEASED WU1ES llwjTm f Am THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 17 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT JPOT Extremes in Rich Poor Are Seen KDITOHS is another of a scries of articles written by W Earl Hall Gloiic Gazclte managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as olle Of l party of 12 guests or the Carnegie Endow ment for International Peace Ot TWO SECTIONS ONE NO 134 BLIZZARD TOLL MOUNTS TO 55 Huge German Liner Reported Afire Number Six By W EAKL HALL ABOARD THE S S SANTA LUCIA BETWEEN BARRAN Q U I L L A COLOMBIA AND CRISTOBAL CANAL Z O N The oftmade observation by vis itors to South America that it is a land of ex tremes ex treme rich and extreme poor with no middle cluss came impressively to my notice ten minutes after I set toot for the first time on South Ameri can soil at Col ombias t h i r d most important Our liner steamed into wEAIIL HALL the murky estuary of the Magda lena river as the sun was sinking low and our party disembarked just at 6 oclock at ihe Barrim quilla docks A fleet of private cars all Americanmade was I waiting to take us on a two hour I tour of the city The route to the business sec1 lion led us through the poorer1 section of the city down sonic j wide surprisingly wellkept com mercial streets reflecting ane credit on a city of 130000 past an heroic statue of Simon Bolivar and then up an elevation to a magnificent residential section Our ffuide whose English despite hisclaims ofa former residence in San Francisco only slightly betier than our Spanish kept calling attention to the points of special interest an immense brcwcry a three story building housing n company dealing exclusively in Florida fruit the pala tial home of a banana planta tion owner a still more palatial home owned by the mayor German Luxury Liner Bremen MERCURY DIPS TO 3 BELOW Continued Cold Is Forecast as lowans Shiver in Frigid Wave 1 T J Big Fire on Bremen Still Nazis Report Bnlish Point Out DES M O 1 N E S shivered Monday in temperatures 20 degrees below normal as the cold wave bringing death to Min nesota and North Dakota dipped an edge into the stale Continued cold was forecast for Monday night but slowly rising temperatures are expectedTues day The mercury dropped lo 3 de grees below zero at Mason City and 2 degrees below at Charles City and Dubuque early Monday and the wcathermnii said temper atures probably were slightly lower in country areas in ihe north Sundays high was 30 at Davenport Shippers were cautioned bv the bureau to protect against mini mum leadings Monday night of 5 below zero in the northeast zero in the northwest and 5 above in j the southeast and southwest 1 Snow flurries were reported at many points over tiie weekend This last named prompter the observation by one member of our party that municipal politics seems to pay more handsomely in South America than it does in the United States Before returning to our ship our party assembled at the citys lead ing hotel a house with 250 rooms an elegant swimming pool with lighted fountains at play and a style of modified Spanish archi tecture that would distinguish it anywhere in United States As we lingered in the patio we compared notes on our observa tions All had been impressed by the unexpected extent and Itixuri ousuess of the upper class resi dential section and the contrast between it and what in America would be classified as the slums the distance between rich and poor as measured by homes is not as great asit is iii Havana Cuba nor as great I understand as well find it in various other points to be visited in South America it definitely is conspicuous I said our farm maga zine editor from Texas whether there is in ail history an instance n which a nation achieved great icss without a middle with Slifiht cncirde Italian British BERBERA TAKEN BY ENGLISH Fate of Italys East African Empire Is Virtually Sealed CAIRO Sir Arch bald Wavclis armies have recap tured Berbera capital of British Somaliland and key heights com manding Keren in Eritrea vir tually sealing the fate of Italys east African empire It appeared doubtful that any possible maneuver by Italy could prevent her entire east African covering 1725 300 square miles and with a popu lation of falling under the successive blows struck by the imperial forces The occupation of Berbera Sunday understood to have been RAF Carried Out Heavy Air Raid on Port BERLIN fire of unde i termiiied origin aboard the Ger man Lloyd liner Bremen was de scribed in a late afternoon press conference Monday as big and still continuing Authorities declined to give fur ther details After the first announcement of the fire by DNB German news agency in Berlin the agency later substituted a Bremen dateline fbr the story The indication was that the ship was at Bremen The British Broadcasting cor poration as heard by CBS in New York commented it will be re called that live RAF last Thurs day night carried out a particu larly heavy raid oi the German and ship yards at Hamburg and When asked whether reports the Bremen had been sunk were true authorized sources said that since the Bremen was in an port obviously shecould not be sunk The liner repeat edly has been reported damaged or sunk since her dramatic dash across the Atlantic from New York to Murmansk northern Russian povt in the first clays of the war The Germans announced her arrival in a German port in December 1939 A British sub marine commander reported he had sighted her enroute but re frained from attacking without warning Cracked Water Pipes Cause Much MKviVEAPOLIS URSub7er in a washroom on the fourth floor oftheL S DoniJdsTon department store Fifty firemen spent two hours covering merchandise on the lower three floors with canvas A windowin the washroom was blown open by the gale Saturdav night and the pipe cracked under the pressure of freezing water Nazis Promise Report CLAIMS 60 ON STRIKE AT HOTEL Union Organizer Says All Restaurants and Hotels to Be Signed Up Approximately GO of the 80 em ployes of the Hotel Hanford were out on strikeMondajvaccordmg to Miss Hazel Rakow organizerfor the hotel and restaurant employes and bartenders union A picket line was set up Sun day morning as the first move in an announced campaign bv the union to organize every hotel and restaurant in Mason City The strike has not affected the operation of ihe hotel according lo Manager Tad Martin lice j lc dSLharging of two hotel inrcvealed because they asked for higher precipitated the strike according to Toe business agent for the drivers union who said he was delegated by the trades and labor nssembly to handle the matter for the union The basic reason was the pre sentation of a union contract and the announcement by A H Jen kins Hotel Hanford caterer that it would not be signed unless ap proved by the local association of restaurant and hotel owner Mr Pease asserted Mr Jenkins said that the strike was a complete surprise to him since he had informed Mr Pease Saturday when the contract was presented that it would have to be sent for approval to the Davenport he Blackhawk hotels of ciargc took place six weeks aSo and was not questioned by the union until 10 days ago freemen and slaves Bui ancient Greece ultimately lost ber glory not to sec it restored until What lies alicail for Smith America with her economy wealth on one iiand and wholesale poverty if not actual enslavement on llic he seen V Ive sworn not to preiudgc or judge on loo limited evidence I mustnt Cristobal Canal Zone to be Somaliland hands The recapture of Berbera by tiie Italians last Aug 19 in their quick harp drive against tiny British garrison forces was effected by troops landed by war i ships and protected by royal ah force planes j reached after 28 more tours on the I water is our next stop Were I really getting along into what is proving the most interesting and pleasurable experience of my life and i OH AlTCSt of Hottelet is already in WASHINGTON Gcr 1enman foreign office has promised to supply tu the American embassy at Berlin as soon as possible in formation concerning the caue of thc arrest of Richard C liotlclct member of the Berlin staff of liic United Press association the state department said HoUcicl WH taken into custody Final Tributes Paid Swan Republican State Chairman at Atlantic ATLANTIC luwa ff Men and women from all walks of life joined in final tribute to Harry B Sviil at funeral services for tiie republic siaie cltiirmin here Sunday Swan 47 was killed Thinday in an automobile accident at Stu art Iowa while oirhis way to re publican state headquarters in DCS Aloinc women who could not uy member of be seated in the Coipipoiimnir the gestapo or Saturday and had I church heard the service over ncado since I loudspeakers in the and news agency a funeral parlor near the church of espionage Gov George A Wilson waS an 1 honorary pallbcarcrs FORCIBLE TEST GETS APPROVAL BY 6634 COUNT Bill Goes to Senate After Rousing Debate Lasting Two Hours DES MOINES bill to permit the forcible ex traction of hall a teaspoon of blood from a motorists arm case passed the Jowi house Monthly The final vole was U 34 Eliminated in a musing two hour debate was a section which would have reciuircd motorists to asrree in drivers license ap plications ti waive objcetioiiK lo blood tests in the event of arrest on the driving charge The bill now goes to the senate The measure provides 1 That peace officers shall have the poiver of directing a court approved physician to lake a blood lest of an arrested suspect whether or not the latter has given his consent O That the lesl be used only in automobile intoxication cases O That two samples he taken one for the use of the prose cution and the other to be tested for the defendant under court order Physicians said that half i teaspoon would be a great plenty for both samples 4 That the S10 maximum medical febe a taxable court cost Elrmmated in one of four pre vious revisions of the bill was a provision that would have defined the Various degrees ol hitoxicw tion A person testing less than 5 nundrcdlhs per cent of alcohol by weight in his blood for example would have been considered un intoxicated Above 15hundrcdths on the other hand would have been definite evidence of Uon That is a question for the jury lo clecide said Representative Harold Claypool n Williams who handled the bill on the house floor The bill which had been sub ject to acrimonious debate on three other occasions this ses sion came in for more hot con stitutional criticism Monday y I believe this bill stabs the in dividuals liberty in the bad shouted Representative Andrew J Neilscn R Council Bluffs want to go into a mans arm and draxv out bottles of blood The problem is not whether a man has been drinking or not drinking ts whether he lias possession of ins faculties Representative James A fucas Bedlorci saio this bill leaves to the of a peace officer a or a town marshal is whether or not my body shall be subject lo assault I hnvc to say about it They rab you throw you on the able and tie your hands and feet 1 ask you whether in an assault of this char acter you would be in trying lo protect yourself If a case is so doubtful that a rnan cant be convicted on the evidence of spectators then we arc goiiiR top far in this bill Representative Albert Steinberg R Ames in effect tried to have tac compulsory section stricken from the bill but the house voted down his amendment LOOK INSIDE FOR Jugoslavia Firm Nazis I Delay Move BELGRADE Uigoslavi Tj Jugoslavias resistance to nazi pressure has stiffened suddenly diplomatic observers declare in fluenced by United Stales pledges of nntiaxis aid and by reports dial a British expeditionarv force is streaming into Greece In consequence these sources said the divisions Gcrmanv poised across the Bulgarian bor der from Greece apparently arc hesitating despite declarations from Berlin hey would slrikc if British forces set foot in Greece WALTER Sees Nazi Fall When British Equal in Air PAGE 2 Achievement Day at Hampton on April 2 STATE 1AGt used i Judgment constable STEWART FILM STAR IN CRASH Hospital Physician Reports Condition of Actor Is Just Fine HOLLYWOOD rP 1 m c s Stewart currently the movies wo 1 actor wasloeatet in a hos pital Monday several hours after his private airplane made a forced landing near Van had icgistcred ns lames Smith His physician Dr Saul iox declared If they did attack it was pointed out their communications would be extended down a fiUOmile cor ridor flanked by stillneutral Jugo slavia and watchful soviet liussin Jugoslav newspapers primed editorials a renewed will to retain national independence Typical articles renounced thusr who by thrculs deceptions and promises which humiliate the ItiRoslav people try to divert Die nation from neutrality md i peace I Decrying insulls to Jugoslavia which cast doubt on her moral and i material strength tin usually proGerman newspaper Vroiue de clared Jugoslavia is strong Jugo slavia can be resolute Jugoslavia by her open honest and clclcr mincd attitude will contribute to the consolidation of her national destiny and her own peace Some diplomatie sources ex pressed a hclief that since Jugo slavia has refused so far lo join the KomcBcrlinTokio alliance Germany miffht try to release the forces she has across Hie frontier from Jugoslavia by of fering to accept a noniKsrcs sion or friendship pact instead NORTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA HIT BY STORM FURY Snow Plows Bucking Roads Rescue Crews Fear More Are Dead GRAND KORKS N Dale bodies of seven more victims ol Satur day nights terrific storm ucrc found near here Alontliiy raising the death count in the northwestto oo Earlier Monday morning three more victims were fmiiKl near Liickhurl Minn Peter Smiley i farm laborer nf Michigan X Dak was found trozrn death a mile from his Near Minn across the stale line from here Mr and Mrs K 1 Ellington aiicl Miss Harriet Co RIM all of Grand forks discovered frozen to death on a rojilshlc near the nortlnvcst school of agriculture to which they apparently had trying to make tlicir way from 1 stalled car he I can give y now except iu just line Stewarts plane wa forced douvi from a cause not ex plained shortly after he took off for a short flight late Sunday afternoon lie received his com mercial pilots license last week He is scheduled for induction into the army later this week A draft board put him in Class 1A after earlier listing him as 1li because of a weight deficiency A strong bloc Serb military and political leaders has taken the position Jugoslavia should go all out fo the aid of Greece now ha the British are reported preparing I Balkan front Strong Croat factions had gone far toward a peace at any price stand but over Ihe weekend the union oE Serb and Croat societies telegraphed Ucyciit Prince Paul and Vice Premier Vljiljmir iUacck no statement Ito sand firm in resiniiiK demands which would violate Jugoslavias neutrality A K Jugoslav military preparations continued with frnops seen on the march planes in the air and the reijuisitinri of more and more inililic buildings for military use Diplomatic messages sikl Suti day night that another mechanized division was landiu in Greece ns the British built up 100000 troops already reported landed toward au expected total These reports said fresh Austral ian and New Zealand troops were pouring into Cairo relieving forces of the veteran army of the Nile for transfer to the Balkan fronl borne diplomatic quarters hinted Uermnnys failure so far to strike might be due to anxietv over sia David Sterling 1 Glasston N Dak was while trying U go from a neighboring home to his house walking his home as the storm blinded him All Lu zaich S2 farmer near Clvisholm Minn froze io death near his home and the body Sid Bo naiinc Tilclcn Minn station agent was found two miles from his home Bonaime dying as ho was trying to bring help to his family le had left in their stalled ear They were rescued by others Tiiis brought the death in Min nesota to and in North Dakota to 32 With the stillness of the air itlmiday came incrcasinir eold It was 2i at Kunuilji Minn in Hie northern section Monday morn ing 8 at IJochcslcr in south eastern Minnesota and 11 at Kan Claire in western AViscoii Slll Snowplows still bucked the luiflc drifts piled up by the storm Al tnough the snowfall was only light the terrific velocity of the wind which at times reached an estimated 15 au hour piled niariv The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and continued toh Monday night Tuesday fair with slouIy risitif icm peralnrc MINNESOTA Fair not cuije so cold northwest Monday Tuesday increasing cloudiness with risiiiR temperature fol lowed by lijhl snow northwest STKUAKT plane rrash mu MINNEAPOLIS i Shooting at I Target Hits Self against leaders of Gcncrul DriverI met to baement a friend hurled an ax at the target Tiie bullet hit the ax i iccochcled and chipped the tip of Bulls nose IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle wrathri tic Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday nichl AI X a m Holiday YKAIi AGO Maximum Minimum Tiie figures fui Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in nipht At S a in Sunday Snowfall YKAE AGO Maximum Minimum British th snow deeply and many iiads still were blockaded thus ham pering the search for a number ot persons From 10 n 15 persons were still nnaccniuitci for ami a score or more others were reported in liuspilals as a result of one of this areas worst storms in the memory of pioneers Ihysicians feared that some of those in hos pitals might die Thuuamts of farmers out ffr thenSaturdays trip were thrciilrnccl Ijy rhrj rastuav elmssni m which llv wind at times to T nnks m hour Doz ens ti cars plunged inii dilchc miven IhcTc by the wind Others slipped from the road as line nor and dust swirled by the gale cut visibility t nothing Some of the victims li eitli in their stalled cars Oth ers worn Iwltered exhaustion is they sonslit ti fiffht their way tt safely ami froze to death on roads and in field In many cases hodies were found only a short distance from shelter Little fiuw accompanied the wind but what there oceanic packed int nit i ma iy place 115 rockiiko liecorded milts an h at Grnd i Jime niilco Trace Uitmcilri ie with c v id vmcli tumbled temperatures vloi Ihe wro mark As tiie wind the mercury continuer dropping allv Tin Dakota And by Night I aria ;