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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa H I S f I t H ART OF oes MO i its i A VOL XLVII NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION Uruguayans Want U S to Buy Beef ElHTOaS NOTK This I anolhf at itrles of written Bv W Kirl Hall Mason city GlobeGazelle In Ibe taunt of a lour through Soulh America as one J paziy ot I of Ihe fame LndoHment for lutcrnational Peace Number 61 By W EARL HALL MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY Uruguayans are most cordial I disposed toward the United State Like the people of tho other fiv i American nations we visited they have an unbounde for President Roose velt But theyd like us even bctte Jf wed buy more of their agricul tural canne beef This fact asserted itself in un mistakable clarity at a panel dis cussion with interpreter be tween our group and a delcgatio of Uruguayan officials connecte with the nations farm economy Incidentally the interpreter lor the affair was Hugo Grassi South American secrelary for the Y M C A who will be remembered by many in Ma son City by reason of his visit wilh us there last summer Three formal papers were pre sented by our hosts One deal with livestock another with woo and the third with cereal crops But the real exchange of view points came in the informal dis cussion Uruguays principal grievance against our country are these 1 Our trade iu the past ha been on a casual and incidenla hasis making it impossible lo Uruguay to plan for our impor wants 2 It is assumed that our strin gent regulation against accepting canned meat fromcattle whicl be afflicted with hoot am jimouth diseaseis aimed at keepin raisers in our naVGona 11 This latter contention led to some rather heated debate with tiie farmminded representatives in our group objecting lo the Uruguayan assumption of sharp practice That the hoof and mouth dis 1 which admittedly is quite prevalent in this country canno be communicated through canne 1 meat our hosts argued is provec by the fact that Britain withou a restraint as ours has neve suffered any ill consequences Members of our group replied jthat the situation is essentially i different with respect to Britaii V for the reason that Britain is noi 4n a position lo enforce such a regulation being forced to depend pn others for her meat supply Further it was noted that the jtandards set for meat products lrom abroad in the United 1 C exactly the same as the ones which our own stock Inust submit I It must be realized observei I Pean Walster of the North Dakota jfcollege of agriculture that our Rjeople have become keenly pure V ood conscious It The discussion developed the jfact mat the cutting down or the shut ins oft of Uru feuays customary European mar fket has brought serious disloca I ton to the nalions normal agri culiural economy It is because nf this thai its farmers like Ihose if other Soulh American coun tries are looking to United ylales for temporary relief tjlii Argentina we found a quilt Jmmon belief that Argentine particularly beef steaks arc to those available in the jited States There the weight I the argument for imports into r country seemed to be that oiu lople were entitled to buy 4 Ijerior product in Uruguay the approach la bit different There may be j assumption of superiority in gahty but it isnt argued Instead I story is that because of lower costs Uruguayans arc te to use their best beef for can lig whereas in United States its Igely the scraps that gel into JJf youll take a reasonable 01 our canned meats the runs wo wont ask you to Je our chilled meats ialer m the day Ihe manager an American packing houst in a private conversation wi came through with the inter ith im uiu uuer suggestion that United purchase a large quanlily I U r u g u ayan Ih our own canned meat as a lans of raising the average qual I of our canned product Its all very question we must answer is w much are we willing to pay a South American friendsh Jed on agricultural products quite clearly do not THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Y IOWA i IOWA TUESDAY MAY 20 1941 TUB PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE GUDERS STRIKE AT CRETE COWNIEISNEW GOVERNOR FOR DISTRICTGROUP Five Iowa Clubs Are Honored on Silver Anniversary Observance Presentation of the new gov ernor Charles T Cownic Des Moines and addresses by W N Bill Brown Minneapolis Boy Scout executive and W Eavl Hall Mason City recently returned from a nine week tripto South America closed the annual con ference here Tuesday forenoon of the 132nd district ot Rotary In ternational Cultivation of Ihe spirit of service is the aim of the Boy Scout movement as well as that of Rotary Mr Brown told the closing session Scouting also teaches initiative and self reliance he said but warned his listeners that education comes by impres sion not repression We must live the way and lead the way he continued ad vocating that Rotary clubs and members work actively with the scouts Boys arc not a prob lem but an opportunity he sug gested Get em young treat em square and tell fern everything hepara confidence will not be misplaced or abused Mr Hall brought personal greetings from Armando de Ar ruda Percira president of Rotary International whom he visited at iiis homein Sao Paulo Brazil a few weeks ago Thc president sent ins regrets at his inability to at tend the local convention because of illness The Mason City editor discussed his trip as a member of the tour sponsored by the Carnegie En dowment for International Peace o promote understanding between the two continents The governorelect was intro duced by the retiring governor Dr Lester A Royal West and in lurn introduced thc mcm jers of his advisory council They ire Jack Logan Waterloo Harold Fisher Boonc Lou Chrysler Grin icll and Ralph Evans Daven port A resolution proposing Dr rxoyal as a candidate for interna tional director from this district at the elections in Denver was Mssed unanimously The 194 convenlion sile is to be selected ty the incoming governor and his advisors With a registered attendance of 168 the conference smashed all ecords for a service club conven tion in loxva More than COO per sons filled every seat at thc ban quet tables in Roosevelt field louse Monday evening and danced at the governors ball which fol oucd One of Ihe features of Ihe hanquel was the honoring Of live Iowa clubs celebrating their silver anniversary John O Knutson Sioux City district ffpvernor who inducted Ihe clubs years ago was the speaker Charier members of the IMar shalllown City Dubuque Ottumwa and Mason Cily clubs were introduced Mr Knutson gave Hugh H bhepard Mason City the principal tc uiganizauonot the ocal club Other charter members lere are Frank Carrie Ward Hamilton and B C Way Vocational service is the core ot Rotary Mr Knutson asserted He pointed out that Rotary is boijiK oppressed in the totalitarian na lons precisely because it empha sizes the individual and free en terprise The Rotary motto is also that true capitalism because it challenges the right to profit vithout service He profits most vho serves best The Rotary Lions and Kiwanis clubs constitute cross section of the responsible community iiLic numerously lie suggested that Hie title might bet used material in every club There are rniiny classifications in everv community which arc not filled He told also of dollar in his safe deposit vault which the first ever earned by his mother m 841 The 100 year old dollar could have drawn S128 interest in that time or if it were used once members like that Leroy Mercer City pre sented a travelingbag to Dr Lcs jler A Royal West Liberty the re tiring governor in recognition of his year ot unselfish service and also t check for a trip for him and UL me comiminiti1 won ic asserted because of their ideals Pointed oul af service Eduard M Conant Minneapolis s worth of merchandise he igh ii lias n Jil nf nlue it has never u as J17t used in the hundred Mrs Royal the vention at Denver nation con The governor in turn presented a loving cup to Mr Mercer as an award to the Iowa City club for winning the song contcst Sunday evening Sergt and Mrs Leo Alsiolt of the Mason City police department entertained before the dance wilh an exhibition of pistol marksman ship shooting pieces ot chalk and candy wafers from each others hands Thc exhibit was climaxed years by Sergeant Alslott shooting pieces Nazis Sink Zamzam and Report 322 Are Safe il HUGO GRASSI M Secretary A BERLIN h e ton Egyptian passenger liner Zamzam has been sunk by the German by a surface the 322 passengers and crewmen including 138 Americans arc safe in Gennan occupied territory a u t h orized Germans reported Tuesday The sinking seemingly oc curred many days Ger mans did not say the trip from Ihe Soulh Atlantic lane she was following to the nearcsl Germanheld territory is a Ion one of itself The Zamzam left Recife Bra zil for Capetown union of Soulh Africa on April a expecting a 14 day crossing Her departure from New York was on March 20 France it appeared was the likeliest territory for the landing of passengers and crew Presum ably they were taken there by tlie victorious raider or an auxiliary Auihorizcd sources said sim ply that those from the Egyp tian motorship were safe and well cared for in Germanoccu pied territory The vessel was destroyed with the most exacting regard for all international agreements a spokesman said The ship carried contraband intended for the enemy German naval units observed every reg ulation in meeting the situation It might be called a perfect ex ample of the war on sea com merce carried out according to regulations The ship carryin 24 American ambulance drivers and 20 ambulances from New York to ndria for service with the and free French forces THE STEAMER ZAMZAM of chalk strapped Voundhis wifes head Murray son of the con ference chairmanM C Lawson and a superior winner Iwo con secutive years as baritone soloist in Uie national music contests sang two numbers He was accompanied by his mother A concert was played by the Roosevelt junior high school or chestra under the direction of Lee Uirisman preceding the banquet and another by the Mason City high school championship band under Ihe direction of Carleton I Stewart in the stadium while Hie Tielcllioiiso floor was being cleared for dancing Churchill States 1500 Nazis Have Landed on Island By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German gliderborne parachutist and planelanded shock troops Tuesday invaded the Grecian isle of Crete govern ment seat ot King George II and an island bulwark ot Brit ains naval control of the Mediterranean Jn rime Minister Churchill announced that loOO German troops wearing New Zealand batlledress had landed by gliders parachutes and troop carriers in However he quickly added in a speech lo tlie house of commons that the military situation on the isle was in hand Commons cheered the statement Churchills statement followed an earlier one before commons in which he stunned his listeners by disclosing the German invasion of the Britishheld island garrison In his later review of the situation he said that a military hospital between Canea the Cretiati capital and Deiemi had been captured by the parachutists but had been recap tured H was the first reported time in history of war that gliders had been used is troop transports under combat conditions A fierce battle was reported still raging and some Qer nian troopcarrying planes were said to have found landing iieias on the mountainous island the Germans had attacked beginandis land and Greek tioops weredefending theisland A fairly strong attacking on Ihe CaneaMalemi road has nol yet been mopped up Churchill went on but other parties have been accounted for Nazi Spokesman Has No Desire to Deny Crete Attack BERLIN German military spokesman said Tues day I have neither the desire nor the intention to deny re ports of a German airborne assaulton Crete Naturally our old dictum still obtains hat we strike at Ihe English where we find them he said The Berlin manonthestreet has expected just such an attack while those who follow Adolf Hitlers strategic methods close ly noinl oul that the continued Bombardments of Crete fnr days would almost inevitably be fol hnveil an atfcmpf In rapire liic island Observers said Crete looked like a natural for airfiornc invasion Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler preceded by thundershower southeast portion Tuesday after W0 night Wednesday fair cooler south cast and extreme castcentral In all 38 Americans were aboard Germans quoted the Ameri can and British press in which the sinking of the ship was called an instance of nazi bar barism or the beginning of un restricted sea warfare if The facts show that it was anything but the kind indeed il was an instance of thc most hu mane and legal destruction of a vessel which was bringing 1I105 valuable supplies to thc enemy a spokesman said The Germans did not say where in occupied territory the crew and passengers were taken Nor would they say where tho sinking oc curred To a question whether the Zam zam was destroyed by Uboat the spokesman said its hardly to be assumed that a submarine could take hundreds of survivors aboard Fail lonight and Wednesday cooler Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazetle weather Maximum Monday Minimum Monday nighl 60 At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 70 IS irirh 54 42 U S Asks Full Zamzam Details WASHINGTON P The United States askedfor full de tails from the German govern rtient Tuesday about the 138 Americans reported at Berlin to have been saved from the Egyp tian liner Zamzam The American governments chief interest in the case now was m the welfare and return ot the American nationals Tlie Germans flew approxi mately 100 mites from the Greek mainland in great strength lu invade tlie big island of Crcle last Greek territory to be held by the AngloGreek allies and one which Churchill had de clared will he defended tn the death f It is held by New Zealand British and Greek troops under the command of the New Zcalanci cr Major General B C Krcy buiR The Germans preceded he in vasion with intense aerial bom bardment of Suda bay the Crete naval base and various airdromes number of lie naxi aerial invari upparenlly struck in already been sc on the island Then early Tuesdav j ilu1v MIUIIIUIJJ the laOO German troops in New Zealand battle dress landed by glider parachute nncl hoop plane on the CaneaMalemi area at the western end of Ihe island Church ill said They failed however in their attempt to take Malcmi airdrome the prime minister went on and by forenoon he British consid ered they liatl the siuialion in hand Fighting however continued The Uritish evaluated the sur invasion nol only as an axis attempt to gain a stepping stone for passage to the near east mainland but also as a pos sible dressrehearsal fnr an air borne invasion of the British Isles 5C The attack was nol entirely un expected Nighl after the RAF had been bombing concen trations of German planer on southern Greek airdromes and the Germans in turn had been pnig up their atlacks on Crete A Briiiih communique aid a ers fone counted for London military quarters said the assaull appeared to be the foicrunner of an attempt to xain control of Ihe scalane to Syria latest theater of action in 1Cr march to the east to complete the western encirclement of Turkey The Germans and Italians have already boltlcd up iho Aegean en trance o he Turkishcontrolled Dardanelles by seizing Greeces Cycludcs islands strung oul like a bridge of from the Greek mainland toward Crete A tcre communique issued by he British middle cast command in Cairo in early afternoon said only that the Germans came in early morning and thai some troopcarrying planes had found landing fields on that largely mountainous island The assault on Crete was by far the most ambitious under taking yet attempted by Hitter in his conquest of Greeces countless islands in the Mediterranean and Acfieiii seas This island Id which Hie governmenl fled a few days be fore Greek mainland fell has been destnbcd by he British as Ihe most defensible of the Greek Archipelago bciiiusc of its fine harbors and tumbled terra in f Heretofore Hitler has used parachutists airburnc Iroops and speedboats in scizimj olhcr small islands But apparently he considered it loo dangerous In aUcmnl landing from boats in the jnilial stapes of the battle Tiie attack apparently began during the night or enrlv Tuesday morning according to lirst details largest Mocttler Cretc is also the reaching London The rancan fourili island HARBOR OF SITIA CRFTE ;