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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H i s r M r rf in 0 E S v j I n t 3 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED Manana Handy Word in Spanish EDITORS X O T This Is another of a series of articles written by W Earl Hall Mason City GlobeGazette managing editor in the course of a tour through South America as one of a party of 12 guests of Hie Carnegie Endowment for In ternational Peace Number II By EARL HALL ABOARD THE S S LUCIA LEAVING THE HARBOR OF BUENAVENTURA COLOM There are times when I wish for a more extensive Span ish vocabulary than I possess But jast night as I with other mem bers of our Carnegie party roamed the streets of this lleabitten lit tle port city r found one word adequate to my needs T i o w o r d was manana As we left the docks for a leisurely e x p 1 o ra t ion on foot through the little port city perched on hill visible THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCHltTlflF MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY R SUCTION QKE NO 142 CAR CRASH KILLS 2 BOY BANDITS W EARL HALL for perhaps 25 miles from the sea approach we were surrounded by a crowd of coalblack urchins begging for money One little fellow about 10 years old I should judge chose me for his particular attention He dogged my footsteps up one street and down another jabber ing incessantly By gesture he suggested a fistfight with one of his comrades assuming a cer tain entertainment value of course Experience in Cuba and else where has taught me that to comply withabeggars request is to invite a wholesale besieging by others in the company ATith no difficulty at all therefore I played dumb Finally however 1 drew out of my 50 word Span ish vocabulary the word man tomorrow To cacti entreaty 1 would an swer Finally the little lad gave up in utter dis Kust I heard him telling one of his comrades about his con spicuously unsatisfactory rela tions with me He echoed my manajia three I am really start my sketchy un derstanding of Spanish pre vented me from srasninff Hie extent of his contempt for me Buenaventura is in marked con trast with Barranquilla and Panama cities visited by the Whereas in our other ports of call there is a really pretentious business and residential section judged even by North American standards Buenaventura presents the appearance of pronounced poverty even squalor A first class hotel and a few government buildings seemed to be the only examples of modern construction A few streets were paved but mostly they arc of stony gravel Both shops and houses are set flush against the street with no sidewalks intervening The roots of al houses mid of most business plaecs arc of corrugated iron crudely put tosethcr One won ders how much protection thcv would provide against the 300 inches of rain annually experi enced here in what is said lo be the dampest section of the western hemisphere Tue population appeaars to be nt least 90 per cent blackest skins Ive ever seen All children are barefooted and many of the adults were shoeless An area inland from Buenaven tura meaning good venture is devoted to coffee culture and each year it become more n rival of Brazil Us product is said to have a very special quality A consider able par of the 15000 people here pain their livelihood such as it is from cither shipping or tourist trade if Buenaventura is assuming a place of some importance in the commercial sun So heavy was lie cargo on this particular ship that it was necessary to spend 12 hours in port unloadintr au tomobiles knitting machines and the like ant taking on hun dreds of bags of Colombian cof fee for South American ports further south In the evening a half dozen of our party calling itself younger generation1 returned to the city for a glimpse of South American nightlife Most of it we discovered is provided by juke boxes in open air restaurants In one place we heard a Spanish vcrj sion of Oh Johnny played six I times in rapid succession The AscapBMI war apparently hasnt made itself felt in South America up o this time Rioters SOLDIERS JAM STREETS READY TOBRINGORDER Hundreds Arrested as Trouble Flares Up in Much of Jugoslavia BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BELGRADE ing broke out in the center of Bel grade at noon Wednesday in pro test against Jugoslavias alliance with the axis powers Police and soldiers armed to the teeth rushed to the scene and quelled Ihe outbreak which oc curred a short time after Premier Dragisa Cvetkovic returned from Vienna where he signed the axis pact Tuesday Many persons were arrested before police halted the figliting which started when axis sym pathizers attacked a parade of students bearing British and American flags The paraders already had inarched Ihrough the business dis trict singing patriotic songs The students were mostly from secondary schools and formed the procession on their from lunch Authorities apparently way home were prepared to meet any situation Police and soldiers jammed courtyards throughout the city ready to cope with any demon strators who threatened to get out of hand Cvetkovic no reached the capital than had Hit ing the country for 24 hours Accompanied by For e i e n Minister Alksander Cincar Markovic who also participated in the pact signiner the premier hurried from the station to his offices to confer at once with government leaders Vice Premier Vladimir Macek who met the train with other cab inet ministers followed the pre mier to report on disorders which flared m all parts of the country wine the treaty was being signed Ihe first step taken by the au thorities after Cvetkovics arrival was to close several Belgrade pub lic schools where thousands of A i irr Pictures of 3taged sitdoivn Police cordons were stationed around some of the largest schools and it was reported all might be closed until after the orthodox Easter April 20 in an effort to avert further trouble The scene at the station when Cvetkovic and his foreign min isterstepped from their train at a m a m E S T was somber Berlin Gives Warm Cheers to Matsuoka BERLIN Wj Japanese For eign Minister Yosukc Matsuoka arrived in Berlin at 6 p m 10 a m CST Tuesday for discussions which German commentators said were designed to make the three power pact a more effective in strument for organizing the new order in Europe and the far east Matsuokas train which carried him from Moscow where he had talked with Joseph Stalin drew into Anhaller station as twilight descended on the city Streets had been blocked off and tens of thousands of citizens were on hand to give him a wild greeting Tiie authoritative commentary Dienst Aus Deiitschlanrt com menting on the visit said it was more significant than a mere friendly cxchange of opinions1 When Matsuoka begins confer ences Thursday with Adolf Hitler and other German leaders the commentary said they will view problems from a worldwide per spective and will stabilize and clarify the preconditions for the fundamental reform of interna tional life The German capital had a rous ing welcome for the Japanese for eign minister backgrounded by jubilation over Jugoslavias en trance into the axis camp With the exception of Hitler himself and Rcichsmarshal Her NAZI BLOCKADE IS EXTENDED TO SPHERE OF U S Germans Say Intensive Sea Warfare to Be Started Near Greenland WASHINGTON The oifi cial extension of Germanys coun terblockade operations to within three miles of Greenland brought the zone of intensive sea warfare Wednesday to the threshold of the western hemisphere which lhe United States has committed her self to defend The proximity of the new dead line to Greenland attracted im mediate attention here because authorities have made it known on several occasions that Greenland is considered a part of the hemisphere and as such covered by the Monroe doctrine Berlins proclamation Tucs ilay night extending the counterblockade area brought no immediate comment from government officials here how ever and they declined to indi cate what if any aclinn would be taken ti meet the situation Two U S coast guard cutters both of them armed were be ii ner1 heved now operating in the vi mann Goering virtually all the cinity of Greenland as part of thn top men in the government anrl iceberg patrol Since Germany occupied Denmark last year lhe United States has shown increas ing interest in the two Danish crown possessions Greenland and Iceland with Greenland receiving the larger share of attention Thenew German decree in cludedIceland in the extended combat area contending that the British were using the Island as a base against the nazi counter blockade campaign The colony only a short distance from Green land was occupied by the British last ftlay Although officials here have de nied that any United Stales forces have been sent to Greenland coast guard vessels have been maintain ing a close patrol of the vicinity At one time recently four heavily armed patrol vessels were re ported on duty there with a total crew strength of 500 men Trade between the United Slates and Iceland besan after the German invasion of Den mark isolated the latter from her mother country Six small passen ger vessels and three freighters are currently operating between Aew York and Reykjavik plying top men in the government and the nazi party were on hand to greet Matsuoka Foreign Minister Joachim von Kibbcntrop welcomed him and ledhim to an automobile in Hwhlch hewaS diiventoBelle vae palace fa the Tierearten Hitlers guest house for distin guished foreign visitors Five lophatted diplomats were in the welcoming party represent ing he junior partners of the tri parlile Ru mania Slovakia Bulgaria and Jugoslavia Lieut Gen Hiroshi Oshima the Japanese ambassador to Ger many wore a bowler Ribbentrop and Dino Alfieri Italian ambas sador were in uniform The decorations were more elaborate than those seen on any other recent state occasion and culminated in a gigantic rising sun made of paper white chrysan themums and red poppies FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED CAMDEN N J small fire in scaffolding around a naval cruiser being built at the New York Shipbuilding corporation yards was extinguished Wednes day by Camden city firemen Company spokesmen declined to say how it started Firemen said little dama a distance of 2700 miles Greenland contains cryolite mines said to valuable be the o e e world s only commercial source of the important mineral used in re fining essential i Vote as Minimum Pay for Teachers DES M01NES The Iowa house voted Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for teachers Irom 10 S65 a mouth after it was told that a street cleaner draws more than the present min imum r Vole on the measure was to with 17 members absent or not voting The bill now goes to the senate Those voting no were Representatives Gustave AJesch DMarcus E E Cooper R fomiiigj Bert Dodds RDan ville Leo Moegb RCfiariton and Elmer Pjeper RWaukon Representative N E Guernsey sponsored the origi nal bill to raise the salary floor Irom S50 to SCO a month Repre sentative Elmer Johnson RCe dar Rapids obtained house ap proval of an amendment liltinc the figure to A street cleaner draws more than a month he commented And anybody who can qualify as a teacher certainly is worth more than SGO a month Johnsons amendment carried 45 to 26 V V Guernsey said the SBO mini mum wage proposal would e sult in salary increases for about 2200 of the 9000 rural teaches in lona Urban teachers nearly all draw substantially higher sal aries Representative B S Moylc R Casualty in Strike Mauok teachers year eta draw iaid 1386 Iowa less than S500 a That is noinducemenl to the best of our young people to enter tbe teaching profesVion he com mented That is not a living wage for anybody in Iowa That is no inducement o he motorists to buy automobile flares or warning lanterns under house action on another bill The lower chamber voted down 40 to 57 a Jill which would have required motoriils stopped along the shoul der ol the highway to set out flares or lights With numerous fist fights reported between CIO nickels ami A F lCarly biw I ChU II trying to keep order at the reopened International Harvpstr by rail from Guayaquil view that r Ecuadorian capita which is IOWAN MISSING STORE IS BURNED Wife Fears Heeckt Met Foul Play or May Be Victim of Amnesia WESTSIDE Iowa Olio Heeckt said Wednesday she ears her husband missing since ast Tuesday when he left for DCS Moines to write civil service ex iminalions has met with foul play or is a victim of amnesia She expected him home Wed nesday evening but after their Jlaec of business burned to the ground early Thursday morning and the news was broadcast she felt certain lie would contact her if he were able Mr Heeckt said her husband had about in cash on his per son when he left home Heeckt is 36 years old r lect 11 inches tall he weights about 170 pounds and has a sandy complex ion He has a scar on his left shoulder where he was cut by barbed wire another on the palm of his left hand and an unhcaled wound on the back of his right leg resulting from an automobile ac cident in February The Weather FORECAST Partly cloudy Wed nesday night Thursday parlly cloudy to cloudy with a few snow flurries colder north and moderate shiftingwinds becoming fresh northwesterly Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy snow flurries Thurs day and north Wednesday night colder Thursday and northwest and westcentral Wednesday night moderate shifting winds becoming fresh to moderately strong northwesterly in north and west Wednesday night and m southeast Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalis llaximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday niBht At S a m Wednesday Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Keep Order n in Bethlehem and Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The lYilioiiiil Defense Mediation board said Wednesday in Washing ton il had received a list of 1 threatened strikes from the office of production management which I would involve KSOOl workers and affect the defense program The board organized fur work Tuesday It can aci onlv in labor dispute certified to it by lhe sec retary of labor There were no new outbreaks of violence at Bethlehem Pa anil Chicago 111 Wednesday as heavy police Kuarels kept order at the Bethlehem Steel company plant and International Harves ter companys McCormick works in Chicago where more Hum 0 persons were hurt Tuesday Clubs thumped on heads and shoulders and tear gas eddied outside both Ihe plants Scores of aulomobiles were overturned al Bethlehem Tuesday night some were rolled over m embankment Al the steel plant Pennsyl vania state policemen moved liilo dense crowds Tuesday night and in nn hour and a half cleared the nine entrances to he compauv property More than city po licemen were assigned lo main lain order al lhe Chicago har vester factory One policeman was injured and taken to a hospital JA The stale policemen arrived at Bethlehem aflcr a melee Iic twcen local police and strikers The ciiy policemens squad car was upset tear gas bombs were tossed by both sides a patrol man hospitalized for Ras burns and five strikers were temporarily blinded by the sfinffinc fumes CIO steel workers called the strike in protest to a scheduled election by the Employes Reprc scntativc Plan organization which the strikers called an ille gal companydominated union PtflNE CUTS OFF WOMANS HEAD MEET DEATH IN 85MPH CHASE BY PATROLMEN Car Catches Afire After Hitting Another Auto in Waterloo WATERLOO HV U o a r i n s flames Irum the wrecked automo jbile iu which they led highway patrolmen on an 85 mile an hour LlKise burned two Waterloo boyr to deatii Wednesday They were identified by police David Dyer and Eugene Hose 18 A highway patrolman was shut ill the liaml and two other Jiersous were injured as a rc sull of the escapade Police said the automobile had been stolen earlier in Waterloo The highway patrolmen first aw the automobile north of Den ver Iowa and started after the machine to question the occupants abuut a filling station burglary at New Hampton Tuesday night The youths fled and the patrol men said Wednesday they shot at tile automobile south of Denver uid shots were returned from the peediii car Patrolman Arthur Lungscth related from liis hospital bed he didnt know just how he had been shot One authority at Waterloo ev pcsesd tu upinion that Longsctli might have shot himself accident ally As the fleeine youths entered Waterloo and the officers began closing in the stolen car veered across the street in front of the Allen niemoria I hospital and collided with a machine driven by IHick Mannaclieo Oelwein Iowa Then il careened to the narking upscl and eauffhl fire The heal blocked im mediate rescue attempts and Hose was dead when officers rcathed him Dyer died a few hours later in n hospital Mrs Eleanur Elliott Maynard I was hospitalized with a nose frac ture and other injuries John An derson Clear Lake Iowa wiis station i 5nOLliecl unconscious but appu entjy recovered at once Both were iu the Maimachco car Police records showed both boys 2 Ensigns in Naval Air Station I1 ace Possible Couil Martial PENSACOLA Fin fli Com mrndcr W D Sample executive officer at the naval in here said Wednesday hvo ensigns whose pljuie killed woman Tuesday WITC facitif a possible court maitiiil in Ihis ui case tonncetion with small thefts and Mr viiii i both hacl bcc scnt ll thl Toledo nlri I M Juvenile home authorities said old iniitbur ol four eliildren was Patrolman John Hendickso decapitnlcd when a naval plane j formerly of Maso Cit vaw ih swooped low over group of i LongseH the pursuing enr worker m a turnip licid near Hoberlsclale Ala Commander Sample said SPENT HOCIt men in the pUme were Ensiyns ASSEMBLING LOOT Joseph C Thompson 23 oil NEW HAMPTON Two men llealrtsburg Cnl ml Paul C I who fled in a Willys automobile ucaring Blackhawk county auto bid been arrested several times in Brown 22 of Chicago They re turned after the tragedy to the phtles spent a half hour looting base reported Hie ccise and were the MidContinent fillin station held under arrest in their quaracross from Chickasaw county jail tcvs Tuesday niRht Sheriff George C bulb men were traiiicxi here ns j Murray said Wednesday cadets wnd wvre unending m The men filled their ear with vaiiLCd school for instructors stole three tires re Samplc siid wax jn I mined peanut and cimdv bar ma charge of the plane as pilot but I chines and change before heini Brown at Ihe when beared olf Mi Phillips a win head Commander Sample said if a naval board ol inritiiry frightened away by pedestrians who nccirlenlally stepped OM m automatic bell that is used to warn that1 c operator when an auto lhe drive The men studying the case found the cni OriC 1 window on the cast side signs culpable eneral court martial would be ordered He ex on any charges brought asainsf courts of the station to enter A Mikkelson operator sii plained the officers could be tried loss would amount Joaumovj could bclmately Carl Joscphson mail a messenger saici a strange car wa on the driveway when he went to Ihe postolticc at oclock 26 31 trace Ashes of Mans wife D an a liter Kept in Bank Vault pSAGK in years the ashes ol Guy Kennedys wife and iiinuji diiuyhlcr occupied i safctv deposit Ihe CIO union announced tenj box in a bank here preserved iiitive plans to carry the strike since their deaths in 1H and 1900 Wednesday to another big Bellij respectively Ichcm mill at Johnstown Pa but I The disclosure followed the re turn here of the cremated remains the day shift reported to work as usual In its several plants Beth lehem is working on more than Sl000000000 worid of national defense orders C I O employes walked ou at the harvester plant in Chicago Feb 28 demanding union recog nition wage increases anct clim malion of piecework The com ns of Kennedy 99 Osincs last Civil war veteran who died in Decem ber at the home of a niece nt Portervillc Cal Kennedys ashes were scut here following his death but it wasnt until recently instructions for burial were received and thev mcludcci dispotinn of the contents pany reopened the factory lasi of the safety deposit I Monda an Snowfall 26 20 10 15 inches Monday and some AFL and unatj fihated employes returned to work Police Captain John Stegc declared that roving CIO goon squads attacked some of the em ployes Tuesday Police clashed with strikers and sympathizers twice during the day The surprised banker recalled Kennedy rented the larRCst avail able box about 10 years as and placed two newspaperwrapped i packages in it i A graveside service for the three was conducted by the Ucv Stiles LcssJy and burial ws in1 the Kennedy family lot line John Hcmlrickson formerly stationed at Mason City was one of the highway patrolmen who participated in chasinjr a car al Waterloo which crashed kininc the ;