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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1942, Mason City, Iowa I Tl FR SF been the auto and 1 housi Shi coun Span admrj ceivir Tht Brow Charl bond Clay Sac autho and a NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTOflY ANO ARCHIVES MOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS 41 Dead and 419 III From Poison Eggs Given Patients at Hospital for Insane nrJITUO PENNIES FOR FREEDOM GEI DEATHS SWEEP DI 5 WARDS AFTER MEAL IS EATEN H in KOI ings Wedn tack worki reside almos He v month 1386 ings herei Sur six c Char Sprir Rock with last j at h threi ings ings chile 2 o Shet Dr Joseph Beeman director o the S tory was summoned fromPort I thr ir the investigation L pov Charles Sprague said he would order immediately ALG The dinner served in five serj vil be arate wards to 4GO of the hospitals oclock mmates was scarcely started the first Scrambled Canned Egg Yolks Cause 1st Victim to Die in 40 Minutes SALEM Ore swept through live wards of the state hospital for the insane Thursday taking more than two score lives from among 450 writhing and screaming patients who had dined food on poisoned Thirtysix men and five woni roea were dead before staff physicians announced the vio lence of the attack liad subsided and said there was a possibility Here would be no more deaths AMA Begins Probe Into Egg Suppply WASHINGTON is culture department Thursday ordered an immediate investiia into the handling of be heved responsible for the death of at least 41 persons in the Sa sanc hospital the in chief tle agricultural marketing adminis ration which isuppiied the eggs to the Oregon department of pub be m f31 Said every wilt be made to obtain all the fart as speedily as possible AMA officials likewise checking shipment records here to determine the origin of the eggs and details of their shipment ann Rrnrntfo The multiple deaths followed dinner Wednesday night o scrambled canned egg yolksa special workers diet The first vic tim died 40 minutes after the fatal meal and some staff phvsi cians expressed doubt tha Piomame first hur d We are attempting to trace the oiigin of the whole allotment of eggs to see if other places may have received some from the same consignment an AMA of ficial said We are in touch wit Tut were u of the illness folinot Belore a general w given however the in o coukt wever e in ad the meal and became stricken They d shrieked with acute Dr John K Evans fiospilal superintendent and his suff Physicians and 10 urscs mediately ordered Ihc victims h five affected wards to bed ess ren ant MESI transact and asc home ii housed in widelyscparat lio bvV1011 rips wci ctllliP telephone oalcm officials by NO OTHERS GETTING SHIKUEMS SEE SAN FRANCISCO A Clevenger regional director oi Hie federal agricultural marketine administration said here Thurs day that last Feb 25 C780 pounds of frozen egg yolks were deliv ered to the Oregon department of welfare by the AMA At the same time 30000 pounds were de livered to Seattle AI of the eggs sent to Seattle were used during March April May and June in school lunches institutions and demonstration Projects without reports of ill effects Clevenger declared EFFECTS TOO QUICKLr TO BE CAUSED BY EGGS CHICAGO poisonin which affected 4SO patients at the Oregon state hospital for the in sane took effect too quickly to have been the cause Arthur Docll president of National Egg Prod ucls fnc said Thursday If eggs were bar enough to cause such violent poisoning no one would ever have cooked them Doell asid He remarked that it was ralher abnormal to hold frozen eggs in storage for six months as the hospital had done before egg dinner BETWEEN VICHY FRENCH NAZIS Free French See New Lava Move as Bearing on fleet at Toulon LONDON French ources forecast Thursday a full unitary alliance between Ger many and Vichy France grantim the axis the use of the o4 shint in the fleet at Toulon ils one pos sible outcome of Pierre Lavals lew dictatorial powers Such an alliance if il dcvclons probably would follow a pcice ticity between Germanand timce releasing more than 1000 000 French prisoners who likely would be recalled iio French liicse sourc T by biiyonefs Jin n powers of life and cteith over the people of unhappy Fiance Thursday through Ihe Vichy governments latest cslurr toward the nazi coiiciueiors dclosc1 Wcdncsilay iKht that Marshal Petain ai a Tuesday cabinet meeting dcs Jffjialed he swarthy Laval his heir as chief of slate and ffavc him full powers to write his own Inus and decrees British political observers ivcc ctuck to declare that extended often affirmed belief in an uT lirnate axis a logical development They said it showed definitely that the octo genarian Petain is completely May Be Reached This Weekend By EDWARD BEATTIE estimated at 300000 men moved on Tunisia Thursday with stiw indications the climax of the drivS may be reached by this weekend Axis positions in Africa were beset by a fourway allied offen JoiHlon observers believed llic alhcs were bcndinff every effort fo hrinif the AfriCiin campaign to a stunning conclusion am open Ihe way for altackinff nazi turopc and particularly the weak spot Italy The nazi radio in Paris reported lllc in battles of the booth oTuSrlr1 t0 T bonds PI llle iMCiVln PV i i whom arc s Jlr I oma 1303 Washinuton avenuo northwest while ley Petty daughter of Mr and Mrs Cecil Pcttv mar Clausen son of Mr and Mrs C T of Air anyone Mrs to right in front arc Shir avenue northeast Del had 11 havo poisons In any event llic pnisoji wat traced to the tad members the food and one immediately suf ferecl cramps vhilc was seized with nausea The internal organs of two victims Cnt to Fort land for examination by sne thereAutopsics c3g yolks Gl being were part of a nri hUPS llotmcn ad been Kept at the hospital x months at subzero terT lS Thc fnod oftcu f ioxcn variety the voll drawn from cracked c been nc Which noon without any ill ettecl bemg noted among those who ate attendant noticed laslc had a h Palicnts i her ward llot to cal their din ners and notified hospilal nhv vaninV was ver nearly 400 had started eating and many finished their meals Evans said some of thc patients men the warning failed to heed The woman attendant was the ily hospital employe who ate iny or the egg Evans said she was believed out of danser be cause she had eaten only a small portion Gov Charles A Sprague spent a sleepless night investigating Well simply have to make 1 thorough investigation he 1 am terribly shocked and grieved over this terrible tragedy must lake prompt action rmSf sr ce board of com posed of Sprague and thc secretary of slate and state treasurer were to launch a formal in estigation Thursday State police were called in bv District Attorney Miner Haydcn assist in an independent invcs in Stamp sales mostly to kindergarten B oy o nergarten pupu P c u Ih f Biggest purchaser is Shirley Pe v v OSL naren s 1 1 1 hgMvhenshewasababy Lock hot0 Jin f et has TOmc fn Lock Phot0 Ka yemtv c REDS ATTACK Contracts for Hemp AT STALINGRAD Jh V CiV Qlci Vf f01 and cMonr exPlainc that Ihe chiet of government was bein ven extended power so that he DUROCHER WILL MANAGE BUMS Ric gcr of the Brooklyn Thursday that Leo Du COntlnue as manager The Kctioh had been expected ever since Rlckcy left the St Louis cardinals to take over the post iacaed by Larry s MacPhail now lieutenantcolonel in the army Uurocher was summoned from S Louis for a showdown confer ence early in the week at which Rickey outlined the reforms he de manded in directing the team They included Durochers conduct both off and on the field They conferred again Thursday morning and Rickeys announce tmalfy came at a press con Russians Take Number of Strong Positions MOSCOW imWhile heaw fog deprived the Germans of air support in Stalinsrad Thursdav and hampered llieir ground at tacks thc Russians attacked in ricultural i was Woman Spends Fighting Fine u yuaranicc an abundKiil supply of hemp for the CCdSOVnlllC1U lcmf Mrs Rosa whether she mallei further aji inounce problems Placcs Petain informed France We Marshal of France ami clucf of staic by virtue of Ihe constitutional law of July 10 1010 decree that hc head of Bovcrnmcnl Laval oulsidc of constitutional aws pow er on his simple signature to make laws and issue decrees decree hnt designated Admiral ean parlan now cooperating with the allies in Africa as hi successor Petain named Laval to take over as chief of state in the dy was engaged with the advanced aului ol uc axis troops in Tunisia Sowing belief here mat Italy s war making ability was wilting and this factor was cxpccted to play an important role Erc dlVe Marshal olilania mClS D0wcr TriP of truops available the axis last stand in Africi were said to be Italian Italian losscs in the war were estimated already lo be rui ning close to 1000000 men Including divisions in which casualties have been osliiutcd at a per cent tnbetter tbo British break ciown fascist losscs in thi manner Lost in Gen Sir Archibald 4 COLUMNS OF ALLIES MOVING ON AXIS FORCES British Army Races to Point 50 Miles South of Bengasi By KOGEK GREENE Associated Press War Editor Across 1000 miles of arid desert righting French columns from Lake Chad were reported driving toward the hack door of Italian Tripolitania Thursday as part of a fourway squeeze on axis forces in North Africa while American and British troops struck deeper into Tunisia Lake Chad is in the heart of trench equatorial Africa about 1200 miles south of the RIcdilT rancan German military quarters lato Uuirsday said the first land clash between German and allied truops in Tunisia had taken place along the Tunisian coast just in side the border from Algeria While allied dispatches said united nations troops swept back outlying axis patrols nazi quar ters merely commented that ad vance forces met and that no ma jor fighting developed Other allied forces were con verging against the last axis suongnolds on the dark continent iisi as follows itMlHn 1A powerful BritishAmcri divUinn C force estimated divibions two at 150000 troops was thrusting Ibir intn MmtHnrN Waveils first Four rej four bh Libyan diuaiuiu jost in Uen Sip Claude Auchinlecks second Afr can offensive Two regular Italian divisions losl m the current of leiiMyc Eight regular divisions ibm mopup luout 12 regular and blackshirt isipns and 25 native divisions divisions 11 Italian losscs in Ilussia and in Hie continuing guerilla war in 11 Balkans are known lo boosted fowan Is Honored or Rescuing Comrade Con Moincs the southern part of the city and numocr of strong captured The nazi radio Vichy said that in Slal For the first time since SCD 0 4000 acres of the crop in tii Buy War Bonds ami Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Unseasonably warm Thursday afternoon be coming colder Thursday night and Friday forenoon light show ers Thursday night lowest Fri day morning 28 on the fionts m its noon communique out it was the second lime in M hours that the Russians had gamed inside Stalingrad They re look some positions the Germans nacl won earlier in northern Stal ingrad Wednesday and captured several strong points or i MINNESOTA much colder Thur tuo Caucasian v of Nalchik in the central Cau casus and northeast of Tuapic naval base m the western Cau C3SUS IOWA Colder Thursday and Friday forenoon showers extreme cast portTon Thursday night fresh to mod erately strong winds Of most immediate concern to lie allies was Ihe course Laval Plans to steer in the matter of possible military aid to the axis Thus far he and Petain have not heeded the demands of the racli illy proGerman party of racemes Donol that France declare wa M mice upon the United Slates and Britain because of theiroc cupation of French hivc been unconfirmed it Laval already ha been ncgotiatins with n0 Ger mans for ajieacc licniy to replace WASHINGTON Hriice G Benson of DCS lowu was awarded i suiciiefs medal by thc nmy for rcscuin a comrade whose parachute had become entangled over the Gulf of Mexico last May Details of me rescue were not disclosed the naziviolatecl armistice of 1940 inf 1mary France into Ihc war again as an axis ally f The Paris radio snid Laval would transrcr he government to I aris The announcer quoted a Mitcmcni by Marcel Deal col iiboraticinil publisher sayin Vichy has bcuome a symbol o 11 tiijn oitc The government muat be stripped of the barclv asecl do Gnullism which in VlcJiy years V1CJJV IVO yc Hitler May Attempt CounterMove 1 6000 men and small Volga0 they the rJheyJiadJnot gaincd n three days the dispatches said and continued to lose an average of hSrV Thc fog their dive bombers wcanons on which they heavily depended Var Bonds niul GIobcGa7ctle nay niRiu and Friday forenoon wilh lowest temperature near above norllnvest portion 10 above northeast portion and near 20 to 25 south portion light snow northeast rnd evtrcme north portions and showers portion T h u r s d a y ight ending Friday forenoon Jrcsh to moderately stron Ulnds N RfASON CITY i GlobeGazetfe weather statistics Maximum Wednesday GO Minimum Wednesday niaht 45 At 8 a m Thursday 5 Rain 02 inch EAR AGO Maximum Kfi Minimum Prccipilation 15 IhroSifW cast The British army drove into Tunisia 4 where avis 4nlcncan forces and Britisli first control thc narrow Vff S i v ParaSuth Tunis and am Inpol as their objective atathutists wcic dropped southern Tunisia with uo lllluiLJJIK into Tunisia alongthe Mediterranean coast from 2 A second column was re ported to have entered southern Tunisia from Algeria in a move to cut across the nxislielrt French protectorate and cut the road to Tripolitania S Coupled with these drives from the west the British 8th army from Egypt was rapilly nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommels broken Africa corps icross Libya toward Tripolilania British imperial headquarters reported Thursday that vanguard troops or Ihc 8ih army were in contact Wednesday with thc rc axis south of Bengasi alter an advance of more than 0 miles in 114 hours Dispatches from Cairo said British troops had raced to a point 50 miles soul of tnc mghivaler mark of the first westward drive across Libya and were slashing at axis rear guards within 15 miles thc Gulf ot Sirtc This would place the British within 0 miles of Hie El 4o hcila bottleneck between Circn aica ami Italian Tripolitania The advance indicated that nt east par or Ihc British Slh army had bypassed Bengasi and was now threatening Ihc only avenue of escape for any holdout garri son Rommel might have left there f Hennas is anproxiniately ISO miles northeast of El Afrheila on the Iiasc of the Libyan where Marshal Kommc is ex pected lo aftcmpt a lastditch stand in the narrow corridor lictwccn bossy salt marshes and thc sea The British communique did not state whether Gen Sir Ber nard L Montgomerys triumphant armies had captured or bypassed uensasi once a major port or supply for Rommels Africa corps U seemed probable however fiat Rommel was abandoning the port in his headlong flight toward Tl Agnctta troops of the eighth army Wednesday were in tourl wuli the rneray south of Ben nouncef iUS Caci0viarle an Enemy transport vehicles were also successfully attacked bv our On the western flank of the allied vise LicutGcn DviBhl D Eisenhowers head quarters reported that the first Phase of he battle for strafeRic Tunisia buffer stale bctwwn Alffcna and Tripolitania hart Advance elements of the Brtt 1 Iiisl army together with linnnl parachute 11 oops mrt Ircndi forces opera g with us have entered Tunisia ;