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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1941, Mason City, Iowa H I S r MEM 4 T or JCWA COMP oes MOiNts I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 14 1941 NORWAY OSLO NORTH SEA IDENMARK AUGSBURG Lett to Righl Mess Ciano Hitler Mussolini Hess AddressingYouth Mcetinr Probable Koule of Hess Flighf r Left and Hess 31 Nazi Kallv f loo Anwiam Jokes on Mussolini Go Rounds EDITORS This Is ot a ef Jrtirlrs ivritlrn by IV Earl Hall City GlobeGazellg managing editor ia tbe coarse cf tour through Soalh Araertea as one of x party of K cuests oE the Endowment for Interaalional Peace Number 56 By EARL HALL BUENOS The retreat I ing qualities of the Italiaonaticin haije woiid ttieie pastseveral a fact the stories alorig this line arefstill going strong with linost of Buenos Aires 300000 citi tzeris of Italian extraction joining lin the laugh if the joke is on Mussolini rather than on the Hal people HFSS TAIlfQ HIS WORDS WILL MAKE GERMAN COMMAND EOO I HLIVO SWEAT BRITISH BROADCASTERS TELL NAZIS REPORT FRANCE HAS APPROVED NAZIS TERMS Diplomats Emphasize to on this subject Newspapers magazines are going for it in M big way andwhenever you hear jji lusty laugh from a crowd of Air arepretty safe in as that someone has relayed a new one about Mussolini A few samples 3 One day a man went into a ijestaurant and ordered some Ital ian spaghetti As an afterthought he asked for some English sauce tor It When he looked down at nis plate the spaghetti had dis appeared 2 A fleet ot 100 Italian war planes took to the air one day and when they returned a count J5howed 101 It developed that a single English plane had captured Ithe whole lot J Its a matter of history that lit required Mussolini 20 years to Igct the Italians into thc habit of 1 raising one hand in the air in lialJte General Wavell got them reach up with both hands in Jjix weeks A An English flotilla one day chasing a like number ot Italian battlecraft At last the British commanding officer sig Inaled lo the Italian commander dont you stop so we can lhave a bit ot fun To which the replied Why dont you Nobodys chasing I 5 An Argentine automobile Jracer was asked to explain how he to get so much speed out pf his car I do it he replied by France The French government unariimbusly approved Wednesday terms ne gotiated between Adolf Hitler and French Vice Premier Jean Dalian presenting ihe United Stales with j what diplomatic circles called the accomplished fact of European co operations designed to halt Ameri can entry into the war There still was no official indi cation of what the terms involved but a communique issued after the cabinet meeting said the effects of these negotiations will be felt soon Tliis apparently was the out come of a fourhour meeting at Berchtesgaden betiveen the nazi fuehrer and the French admiral statesman who is his govern mentVforeign minister Their talk was said to have been cordial and Darlan was said to have been accorded full military honors When they talked still has not been divulged Diplomatic circles were agreed generally that the terms included not only economic but political collaboration as well between the French qucrors their German con Usually informcd French sources also described the ne gotiations as going beyond thc economic and into thc political ffelfl Belief was expressed how ever that they had not yet reached a final stage In the exchange France was reported scheduled to receive varied advantages as for example the return of a number of prison ers who are primarily fjinn work ers and a northward revision of the demarcation line putting Paris Fighting on Fronts Is on MASON CITY Considerable cloudiness with scattered show ers and thunderstorms and Thursday Fresh to strong southerly winds Wednesday al ternoon and early Wednesday night IOWA Considerable cloudiness scattered showers and thunder storms Wednesday night and Thursday cooler Thursday and west and northcentral Wednes day night fresh to strong south Wednesday after and central portions MINNESOTA Mostly c 1 b ii dy showers or thunderstorms Wed nesday night and Thursday cooler north and west Wednes day night and east and south Thursday fresh to occasionally strong shifling winds Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 78 Minimum Tuesday night fi4 At 8 a in Wednesday 70 At 2 p m Wednesday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 92 57 Second Victim of Canoe Mishap Found CEDAR RAPIDS body identified as that of Joe Krem enak Jr 21 was found floating in the Cedar river Wednesday a short distance from the place where the body of Melba Wend landt Oakdale nurse and his com panion on an allfated canoe trip last Friday night was discovered last Saturday Search of thc river mim JYUUOU ness t has been carried on almost con declared Ucdncsda Reduced Scale By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting on the various farHung war fronts apparently was on a reduced scale during the last 24 hours the official reports from British German and Italian head quarters indicated Britain reported her second and sa casualties were few Hitlers high command said nazi bombers sank three merchant ships totaling 14000 tons off the British coast and bombed sev eral important ports in England in the night RAF warplanes raided thc Ger man North sea island bast at Hel goland the British reported straf ing thc Germans with machine gun fire and bombs from a few hundred feet and causing great Oiher RAF raiders attacked shipping off the coasts of Holland and France pounded thc nazi Uboat base at St Nazaire and bombed an airdrome at Ostend Belgium WARN OF RED SEA DANGERS BERLIN fPi Adolf Hitler plunging ahead with liis military campaign while the world puz zled over the flight of his right hand man Rudolf Hess to Scot jequipping my front wheels with PerelH Italian tires and my rear iwhcels with Dunlops British J t fct V1JHH L LUll III j I nil And this of course could go I jfl trie xone not Germanoccupied H h rii f VC and leaving thc nazis in control of Uuced these htfle stories assrinat only onefifth of France cr of suggesting the cfiaractcr ot Latin humor Somebody has referred lo American humor as being of the skyscraper variety where as English jokes bottom on subtlety or on minimizing Where Italian humor would stack up under these classifica tinuously since Saturday noon DUBUQOE J AIL RIOT IS PROBED DUBUQUE County Al lorney E J Kcan announced Wednesday afternoon that the Dubuquc county grand jury now in session here will make a com plete investigation of the riot staged in the county jail Tuesday afternoon by 22 prisoners ships risking the Red route to would e selves to dcstructio FARM BILL IS SENT TO F R MAY BE VETOED Senate Approves 80 Per Cent Parity Loans by Nazis Assert Hess Carried No Papers on Army Secrets Say He Planned to Meet Duke Declare Any Peace WASHINGTON sen ate completed congressional action Wednesday on legislation to boost farmers income from cotton wheat corn rice and tobacco by providing government loans on these crops at 85 per cent of par it y Tlie vote was announced as In to 2 Voting against thc bill were Senators Daiuihcr RConn and Gerry DR The measure passed by tile house Tuesday 275 to 63 now Roes to President Roosevelt Some congressional leaders said a veto was possible Because the proposed loans are expected to establish a floor tin der market prices considerably above recent values Senator Bankhead DAla and other sponsors said the measure should put millions of dollars into pock ets ot farmers complying with acreage and marketing controls Agriculture department offi estimated that the increase food costs Proposals Would Be Disavowed in Berlin BERLIN Nazis declared care Wednesday night that Rudolf Hess earned no dpcumerits to Britain cials have loans would to consumers by 10 to 20 per cent hut Edward A ONeal American Farm Bureau president disputed sea supply this He said pork would go up S per cent and bread one was H sort of Messiah by whom a military secrets and that he flew to the Glasgow to make con tact with the Duke of Hamilton described as a member of a pacifist organization if They asserted that Hess was politically incompetent and that any peace proposals lie might make in Britain would be dis avowed by Berlin W if A German spokesman said Hess expected to fulfill his socalled peace mission in about two days returning then to Germany with gasoline to be furnished by the British Earlier one authorized source said Hess had expected to return to Germany in a few weeks Authorized quarters said the in tentions of the former No 3 nazi TC Indicalecl in documents he left behind A spokesman said Hitlers dep uty for nazi party affairs had no intention of approaching Prime Minister Churchill or other British government leaders bul had a crazy notion that a pacifist group of which the duke was said lo be a member could bnnpr about an international un derstanding Hess had the fixed idea that he tcr of fact it is about here as the dodo cxlincl tlons I couldnt say I only know lhat these Spamsh peaMng people really do like their un Last night I sat in a vaude theater and listened to a nale comic spin stories for a half tour The crowd laughed uproar ously It was a Greek to me but a ompanion who has mastered Jpanish would supply a transla lon during the time when the na ives were in convulsions Gcnci lly speaking thc gags were not of At one of the local theaters a stage show is being given over to a portrayal of the evolution of the tango Packed houses have greeted each performance and some arc predicting that this interest may presage a re turn of the type of dance most commonly associated with Ihe Argentine In Colombia and Ecuador a ma jority of the natives seemed to be either Indian or Negro Here in Buenos Aires thc situation is dif ferent Occasionally one sees a man or woman with some of the characteristics of the Indian but up to his time I have seen only one Negro You sec the folks here cx The waters he placed in the nazi War action area included thc northern third of ihe Pe Sea which President Roosevelt re cently declared open to American ships The warning seen here as ob viously directed at the United Mates said the development of the war in the eastern Mediter ranean made it necessary to de clare thc northern Red sea an operations zone It added that war actions of German armed The county attorney said thc i cxpoctcd lhcic Srand jury originally scheduled fho a nfnv y SVP in lo report Wednesday would re ir cxposcs destruc main in session until they had Ol of completed a thorough invcstigaj tion of the affair I Sheriffs deputies flatly refused IOVYAN NAMED CHIKF to comment on the disturbance WASHINGTON o n which broke out about 3 oclock LeCrtm ofDCS low 1T Tuesday atcrnoon while Sheriff been named chief of the Mslribf Leo J Eisbach was in Fort Madil tion division of the surplus son pckrng up a prisoner sched keting administration sixtli cent a loaf While Hie chief executive has taken no public stand on the loan bill he declared in his fanuarv budget message to congress that the increased military expendi tures permit a substantial reduc tion in nondefense expenditures particularly for those activities which are made less necessary by improved economic conditions 3f 3fi On the subject of agricultural spectacular gesture could bring about termination of hostilities the spokesman said He emphasized however that thc German government in no way encouraged or knew of Hess plans The disclosure he paid was made in numerous documents he ad dressed to various persons and which came to light only after his flight to Scotland did not flee as a traitor the spokesman added He remains programs specifically he wrote a German but unfortunately pos thcn that the increased domestic sosscd of a Messiah complex I market for farm products result have a feeling the English will from defense expenditure will have plenty of trouble with him movements It was said also that lie maintained contact with the British nobleman many months after their original meeting Germans in responsible posi tions ridiculed reports that Hess had tun to England with impor tant was betrayingmilitaryahdstate se crets ofthe greatest importance hell report about Ger many will give the English no comfort a nazi official said Hell undoubtedly present a pic ture jf Germany with un undevL almj will o victory and of a powerful state about lo strike an annihilating blow at its foes Even the manner uf liis Scotland showed Hess re mained a soldierly loyal German Ins associates said They asserted that the obvious purpose ot crashing the plane and coming lo earth by parachute was to make sure that thc plane would be of no use to the British He seriously believed hed come back to Germany tri umphantly in a few weeks in his pocket Hie documents of peace which he had conceived m diseased hallucination a spokesman said But I assure you that Ihe Hess incident will be well forgotten in a few weeks completely over shadowed by events of vast im portance New worldshaking matters will occupy us all But I caution you lie inter jected not to construe this last remark ns being a prediction of any great militarv act ion Germans dont predict The document lefl by ffcss were numerous and fully explain his crackpot mission it was said It was not disclosed to whom the messages verc nddrcsed i The Hess case as the Saturday of thc deputy fuehrer I has been labeled in thc German 1 press was being dropped from I Berlin newspapers Wednesday Only two of five morning papers mentioned thc disappearance of the former No 3 nazi and his parachute descent on a Scottish PROPAGANDA IS SENT GERMANS 10 TIMES A DAY Hitlers Former Deputy Reported Writing and Rudolf Hess is talking and writing words which will make the Gorman high co mm an rl sweat the British Broatknsl iiig corporation declared Wednesday as it hit its stride a propaganda campaign against Germany to capital ize on thc flight of the num ber three nazi While the govcrnmcnt tonlrolled BBC started on a schedule of 10 broadcasts a day to Germany on the Hess affair a meeting be tween Adolf Hitlers dep uty and Prime Minister Churchill was a move which Britons hoped would result in disclosure of vital German military secrets For thc second successive day an authoritative British stressed that Adolf Hitlers erstwhile deputy and minister w i t h o u t portfolio was writing and reading f A Hiiiassumption was that he in some form or farm Thc of It wns said the curtailment kcts paiticularli whole case said was on 1 affair which authorized j f a tragic I Hess il also appeared wax istening to BBCs handling of is case for au authoritative source said he spent some time at his secret sanctuary listening lr radio nciis bulletin Hess is fluent in English rf foregn marI lin Olympic games in 1336 and when I I that they were kindred spirits bc Gcnnan reflections on the 1 mental slate of the unexpected split my j plain with some pride I he kind thnt would danced everywhere As a Ihh J on have to leMify before the jury in another case Thc sheriff still was out of the city Wednes day afternoon From unofficial how ever it was learned that thc pris oners tore six iron bars from their foundations in the old cells and used them to bang against othcr cell bars in a demonstration against the food being served them They yelled and shouted aunts at deputies about thc food not being fit for rats Deputy sheriffs fired three teat gas shells in in attempt to quell the disturbance but finally had to uuu dow i thebasfs of state not Police juiclcd the prisoners i port bv twn W thdllt fllllllrs r 7 SlalC C ions plight without the continu ance of the farm programs After weighing both of these factors I estimate a reduction of 45 million dollars in the agricultural pro grams longed lo bring about ibiVB re persons in many nations who were active in various peace or foreign policy With thc entirenation over thc LWC and euscr for details rls vR r r tn nave ItnQ n clear of policy which he believed would help the German people and tried to per suade Adolf Hitler lo adopt it Only when he saw there was Governor Wilson Exonerated of Libel Charge A1 TG 9v of thc cvaminerairditois 1 J y y George A Wilson Wednesday stood exonerated of a civil charge of libel but the plaintiff Lehan i Kyan of DCS Moines indicated he would appeal to the Iowa su preme court District Court Judge Frank S bhankland Tuesday granted the in thc thc examinerauditors apologized for an error involving Ryan former assistant attorney general and now an attorney in the report Judge Shankland directed the verdict after Ryans case had been presenlcd and before de fense testimony had been offered any intent lo injure thc plaintiff It is with reluctance that this court directs a verdict But there are occasions when it is the ab solute duty of the court to sus tain a motion for a directed ver dict This appears o be one of those fff un i s sentenced to four tosixycarterms no lhis ciiti llc adopt the for listening to foreign expedient of broadcasts hey added But on one point British quarters and the Germans agreed That if Hess thought peace could be arranged between Britain and Germany short of a military solu mme if the people can be pro tected against untruthful state ments by overzealous officials The governor Judge Shankland told the jury is authorized by law lo perform certain official duties and among such duties is to require rcporls in writing from without further use ot tear No one was injured in thc mcclec and damage to the jail was report ed slight ors of an investigation meratiili he various departments sHSVsslarsvrlsrS ana declared thc case involves a by any one claiming to have vrj ItrU the plaintiff There is governor J inferred And no evidence of m 4 rf i oy anv one c matter that lias never been dc been damacd is termmcd by the supreme court resiiIt of thc He argued thc supreme court should act on the caic to deter official communication of i report unless there is proof of actual malice tion thc fuehrers exdeputy was under an illusion The Germans called it hallucination Britons said Hess was convinced that the war must be ended this year it the interests of the German people were to be served He said that peace in 1941 had been Hess objective recalling his New iearv diy broadcast predicting pcavcthis year What made him change his mid in five months Hie Brit ish asked The answer lies in side England and inside the mind of Rudolf Hess and will be ;