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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY l APE R EDITED FOR THE HOME E R HIST MCM 4 AR r DEPT OfJCWA COM DCS UOINES JA VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PUSS gggg WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GHIORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 1 1941 EDITION MASON CITY THI IMGHT SPOT TIflS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO NFANTRY FIGHTING IN TOBRUK American Tankers Jov Aw Argentina on March n Growth EDITORS I anolhM t a teriu articln nfflttn IT IV arl HM Citr GloteGiitUfT iinaztaf In Ike count ot inr throoih America n ol ot ol lhe Carnegie naowmenl f Prate NO 45 By W EAKLHAIA BUENOS A IR E ss than onethud the size of razil as to population and area republic of Argentina is from veral points ofviewthe most iteresting of all South American ations to the United States eling is rath m to north that Argentina so South merica goes It V might be order there before we our re based on ion and to con Argen of as U S MARITIME GROUP ROUNDS IP 1 FLEET Commission in Quick Response to Request f Out Aid quick response1 to IPresident Roosevelts request for ships for this countrys allout aid to the democracies the maritime commission made plans Thursday to place 50 Ameri can tanliers in the service of the British withinthenext few days All operatorsof American tankers of over 5000 gross tons are beinr called on for aid in the program The tentative plan does not call lor a transfer of registry tank British but for their Use war zone for the direct benefurTftHthe British EARL HALL iphical hiitoiical and a nopuHtion of liion 13 million lu OL id tract of land con war materials V tract of land con square miles about the size of irth America think iSippi valley great di arid south itdi Ustinct zones industry Believe Navy Will Patrol Indian Ocean WASHINGTON rap idly developing axis threat to Britains position astride the strat egic Suez canal caused speculation Thursday iri diplomatic quarters On the likelihood of U S navy patrol operations in the Indian Ocean along the lanes traveled by shipments of leaselend supplies that may be bound for Egypt via the Gulf of AdenRed sea route The belief was expressed that such shipments were highly probable in view of the known British needs in the middle east particularly after the admitted heavy losses of equipment suf fered by the expeditionary force in the battle of Greece Since the elimination three weeks age ot lhe combat zone which closed lhe Gulf of Aden and lhe Red sea to American ship ping there has been no official ruling as lo whether U S mer chantmen would be permitted to CSrly strictly military cargoes Under the over that be operated from ducing countries along the noKtli At the time however pi coast of South America to indicated that he States North Atlantic ports wesson curh At the North Atlantic jorts the oil would be transferred to British tankers for the re mainder ot the trip At the time however president oosevelt indicated that he saw no JJK sueh shipments could not butX to a technical Shipping experts said the fer a cargo from one tanker to another is not a difficult opera tion such as would be involved irAs the transfer of general cargo IronS one vesselto another P The was asked biP the president riigrit begin rounding up toil war President Koosevtli himself was reported ready to order Uias prompt requisitioning of see vessels in United Stair Ports as one of the first toward the objective Requisitioning of 69 axis to us non foe Picket fought from A out with south On t ney w headlig pace scarre The and ca olive Ire5 ES ol would not be n the point if war ma iverecl to a neutral port can bottoms ultimately r wayinto the hands of ent taluax the British am said then that the re the combat area from approaches repre Aegean Stepping Stones Successful Evacuation From Greece by British Indicates Blitz Expends Force Quickly Rv T a n Ceie s ext objective of axis forces with al st complete conquest of Greece proper The smaller islands of the Aegean which lead into the Italianowned Dodecanese group would provide stepping stones down the Turkish coast from the Isles of and Lcmnos by German substantial American ion umpires i be Mediicrraneanthc ir MORE SHOWERS The ci irgely far las as Arg Jts fertility consequent real hulk ol illation It isl ivats middle productivity A second zoni b its enormou 1 he soil is rich i considerable floods Fruit i are important cr ton called Argd tiotamia Still farther hat is known as Us abound in a ialc Much ot the tripped ot its tree T such crops as cc ice and sugar Zonc 4 of rn border in ains Although iderable lounced shortagi ation has to b nanner of So ific seaboard The fifth z Patagonia and Antarctic forests largi tar and n ci ound satisf of population if Ilislor Kcntma I most oil lions ish ex an westei river of Ar thRt of irican na by Span riches and kings dine great flows within hotel where written was dis Cabot in Pedro etc d the settlement Aires d a period or col rnient under the then an unrest idcsirc for indepen came to a head on almost exactly 40 fnited States became In fact our consti used as the model for ition itina century or Danish vessels aggregating ti 000 tons would providea starter approximately 15 cenl of the 2000000 tons president called for at the esc possible to trail the raw materials reqiiiietin American defense industries the war supplies needed byte tions resisting aggression f Vital war materials are p P at the ports or delayed at factories Mr Roosevelt decla We musl supply the ships at once Thepresident emphasized urgent need for increased shi Pingr facilities Wednesday nig in instructions to Admiral Ei ory S Land chairman of t maritime commission Land was directed to the service oC at least 2i to plan operations so as thencargo space immediately fective in accomplishinir our jcclive of illout aid to ihe mocracics Admiral Lands task as outlin by the president 1 To arrange for foreijrn ship or ships which are to be trans ferred to foreign registry pre sumably British to be placed in service along routes to com bat zones including Great Brit am 2 Reallocalion of Amcriean Jlae ships including those soon p be completed on routes out side combat zones in order that every cargo they carry would he directly or indirectly useful in national defense efforts ami the winnins by the democra cies of the batdc now being ascd in the Atlantic the final ruling There of transporting camp Otyupplies in American and fighttnatic sources pointed 2tleast one American already has E ration for government operate to Egyptian Red 5c ARE PREDICTED Precipitation Aid for State Is Report Moisture DES 3UOINES most pouiilar maypole in Iowa Thurs diy was the umbrcllii j Showers fell over most of the line with n fleet Thursday morning the 20 freighters begin informed sources said e under the protection Roosevelt spoke on that occasion he told nfercnce that it was this government pro wherever they go they stay out of the s defined in the neu This statement came ter elimination of the 7 the way to Egypt said the obvious protection were merchantmen es ival patrols or giv naval escorts Jlr bureau and more were on tap for some sec tions Thursday night and Friday It was great growing weather for ill ot that Besides the badly needed moisture temperatures held to a warm eight degrees above normal Cliirindii led the stale from a precipitation standpoint reportim a total fall ot 30 inch The mercury ascended to 81 Wed nesday at Davenport and Dubuque the warmest points in the state Wednesday nights low was 51 at Decorah The range here was 72 and 56 roulcs the president haul vitally needed u war supplies across the high and the United Stales merchant marine must be expanded with increased speed so that ships and more ships will be available to carry the food and munitions of war to the democracies of lhe I world Admiral Land summed up the job this Roosevelt wanted everything expedited like hell 4 JT lie vessels j arl of the president i th the known fact of operation both in the Indian oceims made cable in the opinion of sisons Hint some lypc rotection would be af cculation on leaselend r General Wavells army ir east one belief cx vas that Britain was o the United States to on a smaller scale the ip she extended after the from Dunkerque Then rushed T British forces which had all cciuipmcnt and step in the disaster on the con tint t NAVY BILL TO WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON sen ate sent to the while Thurs day a 83415521750 naval appro priations bill containing SI515 000000 to speed the construction of T9 vessels of all types under way in the twoocean fleet pro gram ARMYOKS JOB Decorah Diversion Project Approved for House Bill WASHINGTON A liveri pletccf sion project to protect Dceorah Iowa by rerouting a stream which cuts through that city By J W T MASON United Press War Expert The successful evacuation of 80 per cent and perhaps more of the British expeditionary force sent to Greece strengthens previous indi cations that a German blitnlcrieg expends its force quickly and re mains weakened until it can acquire a fresh impetus A com parison of the Greek retirement with the Dunlferque evacuation gives some indication of blitz krieg limitations It would seem that if a blitz kriee meets serious opposition it is not able lo continue its characteristic rapidity of strong pressure for much more than a fortnight Thereafter time seem inely must be taken for recuper ation even though an opportun ity may exist for trying to de liver a linal crushing blow TheGerman blitzkrieg against Jugoslavia and Greece started on April 6 It was on April 21 that the Greek government informed the British high command that evacuation of the British array should begin That was 15 days after the com mencement of the nazi offensive and almost simultaneously the German push at Thermopylae showed elements of weakness The Germans slowed down their drive at the time when they should have redoubled their efforts since their air reconnaissance must have ac quired information of British pre parations for leaving Greece To desjroy tlie comparatively small British force which now seems to have numbered scarce ly more than 60000 was Hitlers Major Tel 4ic failed apparently because his blitz kriegr had not the necessary re serve power Since April 21 10 diys have elapsed It can be assumed that the evacuation was organized and became effective during that period and by now is almost wholly com Concert Pianist Sues for Million OUTER DEFENSE TO INVADE CITY British Land More Troops in Iraq as Nazi Drive Is Seen By JOK ALEX MORRIS United Press ForeignNews Editor Germany stepped up its Medi terranean offensive Thursday and cracked the outer ring of fortifi cations at Tqbrulj besieged Brit ish base in Libya with tanks air planes and infantry Axis infantry supported by many tanks broke through the outer defenses of Tohruk and battled against British imperials in the besieged Libyan coastal city The penetration was revealed by the middle eastern commanfl at Cairo The announcement indicated that the situation of the Tobruk garrison may be growing serious although the British have insisted from tlie start that Tobruk could is evacuated by sea if necessary Tobruk has been under siege for22 days The German attack was pre ceded by a heavy air bombard ot a general air of fensive in which the nazi high command reported fierce attacks upon Malta and the British base at Suda bay Crete The increasing likelihood of a general nazi offensive in the Mediterranean caused the Brit ish to land more troops in Iraq backdoor to Turkey Syria and Palestine Thursday had the army engineers approval The engineers recommended to the house flood control commit tee Wednesday that the Dceorah project be included in the flood control bill The estimated cost of S468 000 was S7GOC9 more than was rec ommended last year The addi tional funds would provide or certain supplemental levees along the Upper Iowa river Dry Run the stream which flows though Decorah woutd be diverted around the city and into the Upper Iowa river Quarterly Dividend Voted by Pillsbury MINNEAPOLIS Minn The board of directors ut Pillsbu Iowa WPA Workers and to Be Released If Refusing Employment to be the United States of South America Some writer has been moved lo refer to Argentina DES MOINES workers receiver wo WPA their BRITISH DEMAND IS SENT TO IRAQ LONDON authorita tive source said Thursday that Britain had demanded removal of an Iraq troop conccnlraiion which was regarded as a threat to a British air base This disclosure was made soon after Britain had landed fresh j contingents at Basra at the head of the Persian gulf to strengthen Flour voted Mills 25 company Thursday per share quarterly dividend payable May SI to stock holders of record Hay H 1841 This quarterly dividend the 5Glh consecutive ACTRESS WILL WED HOLLYWOOD Cal tUPJMavy Brian darkhaired actress and Jon Whitcomb New York mag azine illustrator applied for a marriage license Wednesday They vill be married Sunday and leave immediately for New York checks this wccU a notice that they would be released tvom their jobs if they refused private employ her position in the Suez lo defend fields lhe vital Mosul area and ment George J Keller blale WPA ad ministrator said the notice was prompted by a shortage in the state of farm labor and numerous complaints by fanners that na tional defense employment and se lective service have made it dif tidvu mime li the youngest of the great na HcuU to obtain hired hands m observations Waller R Sieg slate director of still gnv night incline me to believe that no instances of WPA workers re he may be right fusing to accept farm employment Grant Wood Is Named as Art Director for Encyclopaedia Book IOWA CITY Grant Wood Iowa artist has been named art director of the Encyclopaedia Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Considerable cloudiness Thursday night and Friday scattered light showers Thursday night not much change in temperature IOWA Considerable cloudiness scattered light showers cast and central Thursday night and cast and south Friday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Thursday Friday not Thursday As more and more British troops left Greece the opposition lo tlie German advance necessarily de clined in power It might be con cluded thaithe Germans would have acquired relatively greater strength and would have been able to overwhelm a large part of the retiring British Instead the btilxkricg seems to have stood temporarily impotent The same situation prevailed at Dunkeniuc The German blitz krieg collapsed for Hie time bcinsr at the moment when it might have sained a startling triumph ly destroying or cap turing almost the entire British army The German offensive against Belgium and northern France be gin on May 10 last year The British were retreat and lhe retirement from Dunkirk beaan on MML6 Thus Ifi days afterthe i nai lightning drive started lhe British commenced holding back I the German with part of their force while the others began cm barking for England This time interval of 16 days compares with the 15 days of Ger man intensified power in Jugo lavia ami Greece At Dunkerque i in Greece the Germans were un able to drive aheJcl despite the increasing weakness of the retir ing British forces The British evacuation from Ruiikirk continued to lhe nishl of limn rii4th of between 9 incl 10 days That is the same ncriurt lurincr the cvacii tions from Greece were planned executed It is likewise the same period in whiih the Ger man military machine became parlialty stalled unable lo fin ish its Prime Minister Churchill dci Suit for SI000000 damages has liten filed against Ralph AlaxvMI Lewis and others by Jeaniiette Scott SeymourYoung 27 year old cdicert pianist who charged they had her confined in an insane hos pital and forced her to undergo a sterilization operation AtLos AnselesMiss she is ihe daughter of the lafe Robert Seymour Young pioneer Seat tle lejrislatbr WILSON Hi OIL WELL BONUS DES MOINES iff Foi the i r second tune since he bccuuc flart almost executive of Iowa Gov Georae lccldlclV directly menacing the Wilson Thursday vetoed a lalivc acl to pay a S25000 bonus from the stale treasury lo the first operator to bring a worthwhile oilweJl into production in this slale The governor said Attorney General John M Rankin had held that the bill failed lo meet lhe appropriatioo requirements of the constitution since it did not obtain lhe approval of twothirds of the elected house membership of cither to steer a vji eight classes of the classes jfrom 1908 to announced that the class of 1921 has been called up for training i The move came as London spcr I ulatcd whether GermanRussian j relations are deteriorating further because of the likelihood German soviet warm water gateway British experts are convinced that Germany is about to launch a great pincers movement against llic Suez canal One arm is the HaloGerman column which has penetrated a fciv miles into Egypt south of Sol IU111 The arm it is presumed from the new Greece and the The bill would have provided for a bonus for the first individu al or company to bring in a well yielding at least 100 barrels of oil a day for 30 consecutive days The legislature adjourned April 2 CONVICTED OF NY KILLING NEW YORK Brolhers Lsposito Willinm and Anthony who terrorized Fifth avenue shop pers last January in a running gunbailie with police were con victed Thursday of the holdup killing of Alfred J Kiausman will reach dow German bases in linen death so cool uear Duluth night Britannica Announcement of the appoinl mcnt of Wood a member of the TN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 73 Minimum in Night University of 8am Thurxtoy staff wa made by he lions editor Walter YuM YEAR AGO his art carcrr in i Maximum 55 of 1 company executive The sentence is mandatory on first degree murder ironvic LOlliSTOTlGHT CONN JUNE 18 SPORTS BULLETIN i miii in the Polo grounds Tlie only stipu i as an instructor in the Cedar 1 Rapids public school Minimum Precipitation III scribing lhe retirement from Dun kerquc and said afterward that lie feared it would have been the greatest military disaster in Great Britains history He had thought that perhaps between 20000 and 30000 troops might get away In slead approximately 335000 Bril ish crossed to saftey H would seem that the military answer to the blitzkrieg is a pow erful counter attack to be deliv ered at the moment of temporary exhaustion Such taclics however require a strong reserve force To the present that has been lacking when the Germans have been en countered but the test may yet i DAMASCUS Pa come Africa or lhe middle casl Tcgcler who lost his high clYJo larit sur hc l letter lom butcher A Dampens farmer okl a cow to the butcher who laughleicd e Greek islands of tiie Aegean and possibly attempt to establish a foothold in French Syria The British believe the Germans may use the Greek islands and the Italian Dodecanese string along the Turkish coast as step ping stones to the middle east transporting troops by plane and j possibly small boat Such u maneuver would avoid a direct challenge to Turkey but would serve Hie Germaii purpose almost as well as direct land operations across the Dar danelles into Anatolia It would also sever some of the best routes of communication be tween Turkey and Britain ami aid the in dealing with Turkey at their leisure Syria lies between Turkey and the British positions in Palestine and Mesopotamia and is regarded by the Britith as he danger point I of the whole region German i agents have been active in stirring up the native populate against the French and it is doubted that the French are in any position lo resist the Germans if they attempt lo come in This makes I rail doubly im It is the site of lie rich Mosul oil fields and is the key stone of tlic middle eastern arch Following an nntiBrilisli coup that Louis possess the title alter his My 2 fight a Washington against Buddy Baci biMlter of the former champion Lost Ring Found in Stomach of Bovine a N l n i D a Dl hio ri 0ols Septcm rsclay V It seemed likely that additional troops will be moved into Ira and brought north for possible op erations on tlie Syrian border anil into Syria in event the German arrive there The rapid unfolding of German plans for an offensive into tho middle east was matched by new indications of possible estrange nijut between Russia and Ger many Thursday was the occasion of Moscows IIIR May day parade a traditional display of soviet armed might The Russian Mar shal Scmyon K Timoshcnko commamlcr of the red army is sued a special order of the day warning Russian forces lo ;