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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES 0 S M HOME EDITION THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS imiir MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 30 1942 R mm m m m A F H A MM ERS FACTO RIES 0 F PAPI S John rii WTPROFILE DIES AT 60 OF HEART AILMENT Last Remark Want to Give Em Greatest Death Scene Ever Life Story on Page 2 By FREDERICK C OTHMAN HOLLYWOOD John The Great Profile Barrymove who for the last four decades charmed the ladies including his own quartet of exwives died without regrets late Friday night in Hollywood Presbyterian hospital The painwracked Barrymore suffering from half a dozen ail ments announced during his final that every one of had been Citing that he had seen everything there was to see and done every thin there was to and that he was ready to go All I want to do he said is give em the greatest death scene ever That was days ago He lapsed into unconsciousness then and never knew when the cue for the final scene cameHe succumbed nearly eight hours after a Catholic priest had administered the last sacrament and thus took him back into the church he had deserted years ago None of his onetime wives was ath1 bedside With him as he L Dianawas inthehos pital But notat the Outside were three of his boon companions Gene Fowler the novelist weepinff unashamedly John Decker the painter and Alan Mowbray actor They joined the watch of newsmen friends every one who took Barry mores death as a personal and professional blow Well they remembered that he had made more biff black headlines than any other actor that his every action had been spectac ular whether he was marryinr another woman or being thrown out of another night club Beside the actor in his last hours was his brother Lionel standing on crutches Lionel took it in typical Bar rymore stood up like a man Kersten said The physician disclosed that Johns last words muttered Fri day were Hello Lionel Barrymore was the critics choice for the greatest Hamlet of his generation He first played the role in New York in 1922 The reaction was spontaneously so he toured the world and dumbfounded a skeptical London audience with his portrayet After procuring lasting fame on tne stage Barrymore left it Turn ing to motion pictures he filmed such of his stage succeses as The Dictate r Peter Ibetson and Baffles Barrymore also had a flair for He had contributed maz time until 1326 when he published his auto biography a titilating account of his pubhc and private escapades It was entitled Confessions of an Actor Barrymores sister eldest of the three kept in constant touch with the hospital from New York dur ing her brothers illness ncver got to see Last radio comedian sent a joshing message the amber brew theyd enjojed and wound up You cant do this to me John The fabuious Barrymore lived his last days in what he called hi Chinese tenementa mansion in thelulls alone except for Nishi nis Jap servant and Nishis 12 children Barrymore tended hi victory garden planted in horse radish exclusively because tha was the only vegetable he liked and spent his evenings with such oldpals as Decker and such nev found ones as his ua 11JC whose mother was wife number two the mansion which was stripped of furniture by bank ruptcy court order Barrymore liked to call in the press which thoroughly enjoyed beingcalled even if none of the conversation could be With whisky glass m hand he would expound on subjects ranging from love to the kind of saloons available in Ecuador and from the sensation of smoking tried once in he the i n o see e hundreds of wires and letters from friends like W C Fields rt and Monte and from fans Jike the woman who sent him a handkerchief and the Detroit win dow washer who wired a prayer Elaine Jacobs Barrie his last wife called him darling in a r him to get well tu me utter impossibility of keeping a wife happy for long He was down but he wasnt out Fowler told at the hospital how Barrymore heard a few months bacfe that his old pal Winston Churchill was in the country Barrymore was feelinr low hed jost been tossed out v C P0ne the white house first assuring tne phone company he conld Sfto11 and talkea ChurchfH about other happier A few weeks m o ge well Michael Strange his second wife I Cohan said Believe me kid I am pulling lor you with all my heart Fields one of Barrymores favorite drinking weeus ago Wjshi the Barrymore major domo who pro vided his master with advice on all subjects with special empha sis on affairs ot the heart was removed with his dozen children to the Japanese camp at Manza nar Barrymore was disconsolate He became ill andfinally was taken to the hospital where phy sicians said he was suffering from hypejstatic pneumonia plus liver j stomach ailments resulted in cardiac which had n carac weakening Still Barrymore didnt give up For instance Fowler visited him a couple of days ago Said Barrymore come closer and hold my hand while I Almost reverently Fowler tool his hand Lean over closer Gene I wan to ask yon something very im portant Barrymore said Fowler leaned closer Gene whispered Barry more is it true that you are an legitimate son of Buffalo Bill So be it Barrymore isgone There II never be another man exactly like him Animal Lovers Heres Latest Nazi Propaganda By UNITED PRESS Germanys propaganda machine cranked out a new exclusive story Saturday intending to appeal to animal lovers The Berlin radio said the Rus sians had thrown into the Khar kov front a special corps of mine dogs as the spearhead of an of fensive It was explained that the do wore jackets containing explo It was calculated that when came under a German vehicle or tank a small stick would be moved by contact the Berlin radio said The car or tank and the dog would be blown up These dogs were launched by night and fog But the tactic failed German defense fire started and the dogs terrified ran back to their own mes where they exploded he deaths of hundreds of sovief soldiers Berlin did not explain how the dogs were launched Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Showers and thunder storms and cooler Saturda night and in west and north portions Saturday IN MASON CITY weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 87 62 61 10 85 62 171 REDS DESTROY GERMAN TANKS MOSCOW Russians announced Saturday that soviet forces had knocked out 54 German tanks and slain about 2000 Ger mans in new engagements still ap parently dominated by the Izyum bel01 A red army detachment des troyed 27 German tanks and about three companies of enemy infantry perhaps 600 men on a southwestern front sector the soviet information bureau said The exact site was not an nounced Leningrad front troops were reported to have wiped out 400 nazi officers and men and de stroyed several guns and heavy a and a of a nu blockhouses and dugouls A soviet armored force lashing savagely against fresh German attacks m the IzyumBaivenkova sector was reported to have de 12 tanks nn e 300 enemy troops in a fresh phase batte old ii uays Old soviet information bureau announced that both tank and infantry assaults were again beaten off in the Donets river bend salient below Kharkov saying frankly he Russians were engaged in defensive opera tions Red army gunners and airmen some flying Americanbuilt planes were credited with destroying 113 German aircraft in two days and red navy forces chalked up the sinking of two more axis vessels in he Barnets 12000ton ransport and an 800ton trawler Kalinin front troops have lib erated several settlements and lain 00 Germans the midnight ommunique said The situation before Kharkov Qziheld steel center 400 miles IOWANS GO TO POLLS TO CAST VOTES MONDAY Primary Campaign Hits PreElection Calm on Memorial Day By GEORGE S MILLS DES MOINES th zero hour less than 48 hours away Iowa primary candidates Satur day wishedthey could pierce cen sorship regulations for some ide as to weather prospects for elee iion day Monday If it is a nice day the theory goes the farmers may choose Jo remain at work in the fields rather than exercise their ballot box prerogative But if it is rainy and they cannot work they may take the time o cast ballots in the states tiist wartime pri mary in 24 years Supporters of Mark G Thorn nurg secretary of agriculture run mng for the republican senatoria nomination believe a large farh turnout will definitely enhanc thencandidates chances Claiming some farm strengt themselves aides of Gov Georg A Wilson one of Thornburg opponents have disputed the farn vote contentions of their princina competitor Meanwhile because It might T3lue to and Adolfs planes and submarines the weather outlook must re main a military secret almost Following IllnessVICHY REPORTS 40 KILLED 100 s look out the window and make a reasonably good guess themselves The campaign hit a Memorin nay preelection calm Saturday although there remains a heavj schedule of radio addresses before the polls open at 7 a m Monday morning in registration cities and towns and a a m in country pre cincts The polls close at 8 pi m f if Wilson delivered a nonpolitica Memorial day address at 11 a m Saturday at Hampton His talk was broadcast over KGIX3 He will receive returns at his home here Monday night red by a generalization Nothing f significance took place in other ectors of the front Buy war savings bonds and wraps from your GlobeGazette visited Ihe home cemetery of his family at Lin den Saturday His radio sched ule includes a talk at 1030 P m Saturday and another at 1 P m Sunday He will receive returns Monday nhjht either at his own home here or at the home of I W Myers his cam paign manager G Scott Davies Des Moines attorney also running for senator has no speeches planned Satur day and Sunday and also will re ceive returns Monday night a Senator Clyde L Herring can didate for renomination on the iemocratic ticket is in Washing Lieut Gov Bourke B Hick enlooper republican candidate for governor attended a home town rally in his honor at Cedar Rapids Friday night Sunday he will be on the air at p m and p m He eceive returns Monday night at Cedar Rapids Secretary of State Earl G Miller vas scheduled io visit his mothers rave at Carlisle Saturday He will e on the air at p m Sunday He will be at his home here Mon ay night Nelson G Kraschel democratic andidate for governor spoke Fri ay night at Sidney and thereby vound up his more or less casual will be in Spring Monday selling high need buUs in his auctioneering Both major parties also will select nominees for the eirhl and for VIITII ana i or covY full state legislative andI coWy tfolffffe ana connr tickets Because of inlense pub lic Interest in the war Jhe vote expected Jo be light Two years ago the republican primary vote totaled 332000 and mocratic turnout was 121 10 More Czechs 18 Norse Executed by German Rulers Reprisal Moves for Shootings of Gestapo Chiefs Under Way NEW YORK British radio relayed a report Saturday that lo more Czechs had been executed in Prague and said it had been established that IB Nor wegian hostages were killed in reprisal for the death of two Ger mans in a fishing village near Bergen CBS recorded the BBC broadcasts It was possible that lie 10 more executions at Prague du plicated earlier figures If not it raised he total of reported firing squad reprisals for an at tempt on the life of Deputy Reichs Protector Ecln hard Heydrich to 28 Heydrich himself still seems to ie in a bad way BBC said and most reports agree that hes un likely ever to make a complete recovery On the Norwegian situation BBC quoted a Stockholm corres pondent as saying that puppet Premier Quisling has now forbid den Norwegian newspapers to give details when people die in gestapos prison camps It is suggested that this new rule is a sequel to the outcry that followed an Oslo papers story of how a well known Norwegian teacher died because of his rough treatment when being transported Arctic circle in a prison RISING TOLL OF UVJES OF CZECHS TAKEN LONDON ven jeance for an assassins assault on Remhard Heydrich the gestapo boss of Czechoslovakia took a rising toll of Czech lives Saturday as his attackers still eluded nazi clutches but the man who is der Eur opes conquered people apparent y still clung to life Swift court martials sent 12 more Czechs before German firinsr squads Friday raising to IS the total whose lives have been taken so far and the Ber lin radio said four more had been condemned to die All those killed so far were esdents of Bruenn in southern and Maehrisch Dstrau near the old border with oland Four were women The same accusation wasjnade gainst them they har bored people known to have par icipated in activities against Ger man authorities Their posses ions were confiscated The other four who apparently ad not yet faced the rifle squads ncluded one woman said to b ewish They were doomed on charges that they were found in pos session of firearms although they had known that by con cealing firearms they had made themselves liable lo be sen tenced to death Although circulated nday night that Heydrich had uccumbed to the wounds in icted upon him near Prague ednesday there was no confir No Flowers No Wreaths on Bataan This daily feature conducted by Deivitt Mackenzie Wide World war analyst is being written in his absence for a foftniffht by Fred Vander schmidt The deep green waves cascade and roll today in the fathoms that hold Pearl Harbors sudden dead and the strange hot sun shines bright on the American graves of the Java sea Through the palms of he Philippines the wind whispers softly to the lost heroes of the fox holes of Bataan and the sileni broken batteries of Cor regidor island In the bay This is the first Memorial day of the new war But on the dis tant graves of the men who lie where they fell fighting there are no flowers no wreaths The murmur of Christian prayer is far away The navy An Italian news agency dis atch fcotn Prague just before st midnight said he was in criti al condition A BBC report quoting Stock olm sources heard in New York y CBS said Heydrich had re eived a blood transfusion Reuters said the Berlin cor of the Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet reported Saturday that Heydrich had pent a quiet niffht and was onscious The state of emergency which ad been enforced since the ooting was lifted but theaters tid concert halls in Prague re 2991 dead 2495 missing in the first four months of the war they did hot seek The army The air forces The story cannot be told or even guessed They have just begun to fight The livine will come back across theJava sea with ftglitiAtpledce The motors df their roar and their guns will speak or hose who are forever silent That is what the dead are wait ing for not flowers not wreaths not prayers Beneath another colder soil the American dead are waiting too They lie amidst the rows of clean white crosses of the Somme the MeuseArgonne Suresnes San Michiel OisneAisne Aisne Marne and Flanders field Above their resting places Is a sort of peace the harsh aw ful peace of the cellblock There the nazi stamps and clanks sometimes correct sometimes bestial son of the Prussian whom these men be neath the crosses fought and defeated But the American living will come again to liberate France and Flanders The dead of 17 and 18 we can believe will be ihe first toknow the flash and thunder of their approach SVICTIMSliT VIOLENT STORM Lower Michigan Hit by Storm Extensive Property Damage DETROIT toll of five persons dead and scores injured was reported Saturday after a violent storm which swept over Michigan Friday nifght The storm which lasted less than half an hour was particular ly severe in Oakland county in southeastern Michigan and caused cxtenswe property damage and disruption of communications Four of the victims were lost after their speedboat was swamped and sunk by high waves on Lake tvu t c St Clair They were Dorothy uurotny io riJ7 Detroit Donald Whitt a U S navy seaman Hobert raleru19 St Clair owner o rt Daniels 19 Detroit Two other girls in the party reached shore safely Mrs Florence V Holmquist 47 of Pontiac was electrocuted when a utility pole snapped and crashed amid a tangle of high tension wires Five other persons were in jured when the pole fell and toppled two others near a carni INJURED IN RAID 13 R A F Bombers Missing Nazi Convoy in North Is Attacked BULLETIN VICHY heavy Royal Air Force raid be fore dawn Saturday on the suburbs of Paris was re ported to have killed at least 40 persons injured many more and wholly de stroyed the Goodrich rub ber works Damage was understood to have been heavy elsewhere Officially H was said that the RAF bombed numerous sub urbs northwest of Paris and that some of the raid ers were believed to have been shot down It was de scribed as one of the heavi est raids the RAP has ever made on France heavily the third time in two months tarSct a strong force of British bombers raided an im portant group of factories at Uennevilliers 10 miles from the heart of Paris during a night of widespread air activity the air ministry reported Saturday The ministry announced 13 bombers were missing after the niehts of the Bomber command and six of the sian isftndsr north German coast also attacked The air ministry said a number of supply ships were hit and set on fire Q With a full moon shining the German air force stepped up its attacks onBritain again but au thoritative sources said seven Planes out of some 50 enemy bombers were destroyed There were some deaths but only age was reported The raid on the Gennevilhers was the first OK war plants producing for many since Mannheim was1 combed 10 nights ago H was the sixth HAT assault on industries in the Paris area iri less than three months The rec sult of the raid was not given The air ministry also that docks at Cherbourg and Dieppe were bombed mines were laid in enemy waters and planes blasted railways and set fire to six freight trains near Lens in northern France The air ministry said that the enemy was producing imnorfant war materials at Gnome Rhone aerocnzinc works the former Goodrich rubber and other manufacturing at Gcnnevilhers The Vichy news agencv in a broadcast dispatch reported some 40 persons were killed and 100 injured in Britishattacks onthe Pans area from 2 to 4 a It said six British planes were re ported shot down Hedy Lamarr Breaks Engagement to Actor HOLLYWOOD La manv Viennesebom film star nas broken her engagement lo actor George Montgomery and has returned his ring friends of tne couple reported Saturday The reason for the broken en gagement was not known The couple had been seen together for several months prior to the an nouncement that they were en gaged and intended to be married in June Miss Lamarr is the former wife of Gene Markey producerwriter and Fntz Mandl Austrian muni tions magnate Montgomery be ;