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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME otpr OF COUP MOlflES I A VOL XLVI1 PRESS AND UNITED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THINK MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 12 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of iWO SECilONS SECTION ONE T Tfiey loo Am U S Getting More Study In Argentina EDITORS i another of a ol articles irrittrtt by Earl Hall City UlabcGazelle managing editor in Ihc course of A lour through South America as one of 1 J jurats of Carncjie for International 1eace Number 54 By EARL UAIL BUENOS even a reasonably satisfactory unclcr f standing of presentday Argen tina it is essential to keep always in mind the fact thai for the last t half century at least the country I has revolved in the British eco nomic orbit i The Britons for inherent natu I ral reasons have both bought and sold to the Argentines Argentina has had what Britain n e e d ed Britain has had what Ar gentina needed The balance of trade has been at least slight ly favorable to the Argentines In contrast with this situ ation the econ omy of United States has been rjfundamentally in competition with 3that of Argentina at least from I our end of the line a fullflowered prob Thc inevitable result of this sizable exportable 1 contend Ithat United States needs cither of jithese products Its true of course that Argen has had a pronounced prefcr tjncc for Michigan automobiles to buy them without selling to us in exchange has Jjm If IjReneral situation has been that has dominated the ccon 1Ymiof Argentina More than Britain dominates the Argentina commer jeially as well as through the of the press Down through the years the have pulled no punches in Ifheir aggressive endeavor to keep upper hand The fight has Jjieen a fair one I think but its een a fight none the less At this time however an intcr fsUng phenomenon is under wav least ostensibly and I think the Thing has some substance to it Britiiii interests are advocat i greater corsidcratinn for lynilcd States commercial intcr fists I Perhaps I can best make my point here by drawing upon ail v E n g i i shlanguagc newspaper the Standard which pat cnljy serves primarily as a Brit ish propaganda organ NAZIS SOME OF THEIR OWN is a typical Stand ird headline over a story about in KAF raid on Germany 111 In the page 1 car of the Sland lird as well as in many stores of A is this admonition Buv and Help Beat VOnc encounters this scntimc But on the dav after Roosevelt signed the sendlease bill there appeared in 1 nc Standard this editorial plen I am expressing the hope today Tfis the Buy British signs will bo I jaken down in the very near fu Inure and either added to with th I Jords and American or else Inhuckcd into the discard ns un iiorthy of us and thus of onr Ihiicnds APPROVE MOVE TO TAKE OVER FOREIGN SHIPS State Committee Backs Proposal to Acquire Boats of Belligerents WASHINGTON JP Legisla tion authorizing the government to take over foreign ships lying idlt in American harbors was ap proved by the senate commerce committee Monday 11 to 4 Prior to the final ballot the committee rejected 10 to C an ef fort by Senators Vandenberg R Midi and Clark D Mo to pre vent the government from taking i vessel owned by one belligerent nation or its for turning it over to another This proposal was expected to be pressed again on the senate floor when debate starts probably late this week The committee wrote an amend ment into the houseapproved legislation to prohibit the govern ment from taking over any vessel actually owned by a foreign coun try except by purchase Chairman Bailey D N Car of the committee said that none of the foreign ships now lying idle in American harbors ac tually was owned by a foreign government Me said they all arc the properly of the nationals of foreign countries The committee also approved amendments to 1 Nullify any transfers of ships maeie within 60 days of the piesi NO IS LONDON id worked all night ad ig to maimed air raid victims stood in front of her hospital watching a wrecked German bomber beins towed along the i street gaily escorted Jy a troupe of children Im not sorry to sec that lu said Farther along the slreet a sroup of women sat in doorways gossiping The bedding they had carried to their air raid shelters the night before lay on the steps beside them On the sidewalks jjirls stood in groups laughing llighting occa sionally trying to thumb rides on passing cars nr trucks Some passersby trudged with preoccupied stare past the ruins of what a few hours before had been their favorite store bar or movie giving scarcely a glance to the single tottering wall that re mained V Demolition squads worked tirelessly Trucks fire engines FLEWJpJEATH Gaily Escort Wrecked German Bomber NA7K IIPPI flRF Hirls stood in swirhVi lhe stree what it had dav hart Until ULULflllL HITLERS NO 2 MAN IS MISSING A mobile canteens swerving around rhiiuks if masonry strewn in tile roadxvav ievuimiicjiuillg tnc ship legislation Bailey said this provision was designed to prevent transfers in anticipation of enact ment of the pending legislation 2 Provide for equitable treat ment of alien sailors who are de prived of employment when this government takes over foreign vessels Bailey told reporters that many of the seamen on ships to be taken over by this country would be em ployed by the United States at their same jobs tf He said that the provision for benefits to those not recm ployed would not apply to per sons whohad violated United States laws Thus Italian and Cjcrman sailors would not re ceive benefits if they should be of Bailey declared that there were 84 foreign flag vessels in Ameri can harbors totaling 450000 gross Expect Argentina U S Commercial Pact Will Be Signed Soon BUENOS AfREs Argentina cireles t at the longdelayed commercial treaty between the United States and Argentina probably will bo signed next week to become ef fective immediately The arcc ment originally formulated n 1939 reportedly would affect all aspects of tracic between the two reciprocal State Office Building Plan Is Under Way DES MOINES pretty much in favor of the con struction of a new state office builciing as soon as possible the joint Iowa state office building committee held its first meeting here Monday and elected Gover nor George A Wilson as its chairman The last legislature ear marked of the state general fund surplus for office building purposes Because of the international situation how ever the assembly placed the responsibility for letting the contracts in the joint commit tee The group which is composed of six legislators and the five members of the executive council was scheduled to listen to several Des Moines architects Monday The committee will meet Tuesday to hear the proposals of outof Members were told that some Sioux City and Davenport archi tects wanted to appear before the committee Governor Wilson said thought the committee uug look at some of the recently con structed large buildings in this part of the country before select ing an architect He mentioned the United Brethren building in Omaha SenatorO H Henninffsen R Clmton sujreested that the committee also might examine the new state office buildinir at Madison Wis Senator Ray Emerson R Creslon suggested that the com mittee might determine he size and outline of the building and then let the contract for the foun dation separately Himself a con tractor Emerson said the state thereby might gain two or three months time and have the foun dation in place before winter would not be in fvor of at it piecemealthe In cates and milk bars custom ers stood lour deep at the counter drinking steaming cui of tea munching biscuits and talldti ex citedly of the nights experiences This time ihe Germans had hit Westminster Abbey a n d the buildings or parliament with in cendiary and explosive bombs but there was linkto distinguish the reaction of the man and itreet from what it had been after any big air raid The fact that the Germuns failed to re turn Sunday night and the mini T i n oy a V i lighters were topic of many discussions There was u fecliiiK of swiiif iu the air Uial all Hie smoke dust and downatlhehccl ap pearances could not efface It was reflected in the girls bright coats and dresses and their readv smiles day had alight social significance Biydon Tavcs United cor respondent for example was concerned with the case ot nerves j suffered by his five old pup which had lain beside him all trembling until her teeth i Sitllitc SUDDENCHANGE IN NAZI RAIDING STRATEGY SEEN Germans Attack Bases of Royal Air Force Shrines Are Wrecked LONDON was revealed Monday to have launched a widespread night attack upon Royal Air Force bases in the Brit ish isles possibly in m attempt to soften Britains air power prelim inary to an invasion attempt or to break the force of the growing RAF offensive against Germany The attack Sunday night struck in nearly 40 different locations in Britain but it was not disclosed whether the objective in each in stance was an RAP airdrome However authoritative sources admitted Jhat a large number of KAF flying fields were tacked and hat some damage and casualties resulted The night attack on British air installations represented a sudden committee ought to j shift in mini bombing tactics Up o now night attacks generally have been confined to ports great cities and industrial objectives Many persons in Britain believe persistent and widespread at tacks by the luftwaffc upon the RAF will precede u German in vasion attempt md Komc thought that the offensive Sunday night might indicate thai Germany is entering tlje proinvasion phase of operations However others believed that lhe powerful KAF attacks upon Germany m Ihc past few niehls have infliclcd heavy damage and speculated that lie luft waffc may have been given orders to attempt to break the force of the British offensive by striking at the root of RAP flying fields ami airdromes in the British isles Many of lie problems o the i this j chattered at land guns i He went to a clittg store for adj I vice The druggist prescribed five grains ol potassium bromide i Its the unknown theyre alraici of the drussil They jusl cant understand what I is all about This Was a Nazi Junkers Bomber Strike Ties Up Defense Job in Navy Dry clock Almost wore bombed areas of but ihcrc IK ployed noii it woutdno tif posl F R Fully Recovered r D I ntDack at Urhce Duties Roosevelt fully recovered from 1 upset returned the executive office Monday but is expected to take tnmgs easy for several days WARN AGAINST GUIBIING ST PAUL UR Archbishop John Gregory Ji u a y WANTOLDElf MEN DEFERRED Draft Officials Ask Congress Amend U S Conscription Measure WASHINGTON service headquarters asked con to amend the con was avoided The UCT iad list phncs wliih h i s t D r i c Westminster church parliitiiicnt Saturday night Londoners had believed this was the beginning of a hitter and sustained aerial siege and most of them had bedded down in lers before dark There were three alarms but no bombs fell Wreckage lay deep around some of the shrines Abbey Monday scription act order to permit to Britain owes so much Imerica morally and male s that nothing we can do now rr ever wine out debt make a bad slart Inlh harping on the British angle to the exclu Ision of if s decided to buy America I only xvc would still be a million T miles from repayment f concluding warned Catholic archdiocese of St Paul i sponsoring gambling at church functions Parish ead will face i the deferment of older draft recis trants BrigGen Louis B Hershey deputy director informed Speaker Haybum in making the request that our experience discloses that a comparatively small per in the of Ducted Archbishop Murray hat Surcly we can stop even mild implied reproach Originating in quarters which heretofore have been vigorously competitive if not unfriendly to America his appeal has exercised t1OTT15 influence on thinking it invites Entrin in this var the onlvt Can finis has been Americas deterj winch to sec us through7oiii unry Bruish campaign must be lifiensive to tlicm although they be the last to mention ij plan be evolved uttdcr ihc factor of a orablc ora trade balance will be less oocra than it has been in the past Thoughtful Argentines arc won dering about this loo men arc being in rom the higher age nc tluil many ol our arise in connection am informed1 be added that men in the younger age brackets arc best qualified for the training and service contemplated under the act An amendment to the law which Hershey proposed would he said permit the president to prescribe rules and regulations for the deferment of men see ism is such that they should be dll Douglas DB7vsT ferrcd in the national interest i guns had reached Hershey already had akcd lo hooline lo over Bnl 000 men who registeredllor milil atio m W n8l Sueh a Iast t hvc h empires most liallowed particularly Westminster where four years ago Elizabeth were crowned in a cay and colorful ccrcmonv but Lon doners found encouragement i f r German losses for the first II days of this month including another seven planes siot down Sunday night and also m the fact that the full moon Sun day night had seen the raids di minish The score for U days of May was 98 raiders shot down bv nifflit fiehlcrs over Britain anil eight over France 23 shot down niRhls by antiaircraft KHns am two broiifiht down by the balloon tolal of 1SI Daylight losses were 2S by tigliters six by antiatreraft guns one by unknown total of ib the nightly score during May mis been One six 16 nine nine nine M H three 33 seven The May losses compare with 15 night February n jn including UAWSets Thursday for Strike Against 60 General Motors Plants By THE ASSOCIATED 1UESS More Hum 900 American Feder ation of Labor skilled craftsmen struck Monday at he big navy drydock at South Boston Mass tying up a defense con struction job Spokesmen for the union said the walkout hailed work on fa cititics under a 530000000 pro cram now about half through Iiut said it did not slop ship building activities since MO tncn working in the navy yam were not called out at once h V K A livmivon PCricuiryticx urcr of the building and construc was ailed as a protest to liirin of 1200 and civil service workers at the base He added that the union would call out he 300 men at the navy yard in the event of no settlement in this dispute FLAX NEGOTIATIONS TO AVERT STRIKE AT GM The CIO United Automobile Workers union set 7 a m Thurs day for a strike asainst General Motors corporation in its BO plants employing ItiOOOO workers as no satiations o avert the walkout j were set for resumption Tuedcvv before a defense mediation board panel m Washington Union of1 ficiais said workers engaged on defense production would not he called out but corporation of ficials insisted that defense con tracts amounting to 8700000 QOOL could not be festrcsated from non dctcnse production United Automobile Workers of ficials also conferred nt Detroit with officials of the Hudson Motor company trying to settle a vac dispute which caused he union to issue i strike order for 11 oclock Tuesday The union has demanded a 10 cent hourly wage increase from General Motors and the company has offered a twocent basic in crease with boosts of three to five cents for certain skilled workers The company contends its hourly pay averages slightly more than and is the highest in the motor car industry From the Hudson company the CIO men want a 15 ccnt an hour increase but neither the company nor union has re lioard order hat the employes representation plan of the Bethlehem Steel corporation was companydominated and must be discslablisheil V y The CIO Steel Workers Orqan ixing committee struck at Bethle hem plants in March in protect against EIP eloclions and the strike settlement provided that no action would be taken on selec tion of an exclusive bargaininK agent until the court ruled on the appeal from the NLRB order Representative Woodruff R Mich issued in a statement charging that two of ficials on the payroll or the CIO who are members nf the defense ljiwid olniouslv can not dispassionate and in the outcome Report Hitler Duce and Stalin Parleys Planned VICHY France Diplo matic circles reported Monday that meetings among Adolf Hitler Premier Mussolini and Joseph Stalin are considered likely in the near luturc These informants indicated the meetings would be in connection vvith possible reorganization of European economics if not the European military bloc Diplomats believed that the meetings if they actually take place will be part or farrcnclims moves all over includm shakcup or the Spanish civil and milit Vice Premier with Ihe firrniiins at in est1 CHIANG U S MEANS VICTORY Declares China With Material Aid Ready to Pul Down Japan CHUNGKING I snno Chiang KaiShek declared in a speech Sunday night that China without the help of an cpcdij tionary force or naval action j but with ma1 terial and ceoi nomic aid was j prep a r e d to undertake sin glchandcd the task of putting Lutheran Convention Opens in St Paul ST PAUL Minn eleventh annual distritt conven tion of the American Lutheran church opens here Monday night More than 150 delegates from western Witcousin northern Iowa and Minnesota were expected to attend the sessions which will i continue through Thursdav German Leader Believed to Have Been Victim of Hallucinations BKULlfY All Rudolf Hess Adolf Hitlers ecl second Lhpicc for his po litical heir is presumed tu hit ve crashed at the controls of his oun feateel to 1 havu been the victim of hal luei nations the pu1y iinnotinceil Monday night T v Ho hits been iiiissinj since Siiturday ivliea he took off front Augsburjf in the plane he had acquired contrary to the orders of Hitler whose deputy for parly affairs he was He left behind a letter the contents of which unfor tunately shows in its confu sion the traces of mental dis orders which led to fears that Party Comrade Hess was a victim of hallucinations Arrest of Hess adjutants who pelmilled the flight was reported ordered by the fuehrer X After Marshal Hermann lielm Goerinj Hess was Hitlers choice for the succession I rciehsfucurcr in the cvciil of HIUcis death This is the party an nouncement Party Comrade Hess who be caiie of his failing health for years has been strictly forbidden by the fuehrer to be active in av iation uaa able contrary lo these instructions to acquire m air plane again recently On Saturday May 10 it about li p m Parly Member Hess started on a flight at Augusburg from which he has not relumed to this day A letter left behind unfor tunately shows in its confu sion the traces of mental disor der which led to fears that Party Fellow Member Hess was u victim of hallucinations The fuehrer immediately or dered the arrest of adjutants oC Iurty Comrade Hess who alone knew about those flights and did not hinder them and did not rc port ihem in pile of instructions known thcn have been 31 ven by the Itiehrcr Under those circumstances the national socialistic nioi fiiiint mi Iurtunatcly must assume that Ihe party fellow member liiis crashed m n plane and had an accident somewhere report that the plane hnri been Theic was wreckage of Hess found As Hitlers pcroiial deputy for naxi party affairs I less was vir tually a minuter without pnrlfolin in tic Hitler cabinet that down He his viclion that a n y country in the world matching itself against Ameri can democracy would meet with certain destruction He spoke at a farewell dinner given by Mme Chiang for United Mates Ambassador Nelson T Johnson who is leaving lo be come minister to Australia FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudv and warmer Monday night and Tues day Scattered shower Tuesday Wind becoming fresh Tuesday IOWA Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy scattered showers ex treinc north warmer caM cooler Japtn added it Considerable vloud incss scattered bowers Tuesday and in northwest Monday night warmer cast and south Monday nignt cooler west and north Tucdav Adolf littler anmnmctd J IKta firm day of thewar he had selected lles as the iVo man to succeed him as fuehrer in event of liis death Hitler first choice was Marshal Cioering Hess 17 ytars old often v as called Adolf Hitlers CHIANG IN MASON CITY r Statistics not yet been availability rated as to their moonlit nights it was ocncveci he German flyers morale would soon break down Another development on Hie labor front was a twotoonc ruling by the United Stales court of appeals at Washington upholdins a labor relations IOWA PAUK NAMED S MOINES iP Xtnc fcdgles is the name of the new owa state park under develop ment ncBiDavis City in Dccatur county Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a tn Monday YEAR AGO Mhxinnini Minitmim The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Sunday fain n 65 40 inch HESS in myslcry ;