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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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12 Thursday. March 9, 1941 MASON C1T1' GLOBE-GAZETTE Dies Backstage as Audience Applauds His Work in "Pagliacci" Sail Francisco, (fi) -- "Laugh then, Pagliacci, for your love that is broken . . . "Laugh for the pain . . ." Then the song was stilled. For Aroldo Lindi was dying. The noted European opera*tenor collapsed Wednesday night on the stage in the crowded San Francisco opera house. He died Backstage as the au- dience, unaware of his death, applauded his singing oC the Uncompleted title role in the opera "Pagliacci." A substitute tenor, Mario Palermo, carried on in the title role. Only a few moments before Lindi collapsed face downward on the stage, a friend asked him about his health. "I'll tell you in 5 minutes," Lindi replied. In 5 minutes he was dead. Physicians ascribed his death to a heart attack. The 55 year old operatic tenor was born in Sweden. He had sung operatic title roles throughout Europe before he joined the San Carlos Opera company here. There's nothing like a color laden hat to usher in spring and this year that color is . siesta violet, a pulsating, sentimental hue that lights up your face, makes you feel better and puts new spirit into your in-to spring wardrobe. MerkePs Second Floor made for each other Naturally they match, because oil Kindreds are meant for each other! Here ... (wonderful thought)... each color scheme has its own individually designed matching plaid. And you'll adore the loafer jacket that's the feminine edition of the exciting new men's fashion. The fabric, herringbone spun rayon acetate in men's wear gray, green, brown. Sizes 12 to 18 The Jacket $6.95 The Plaid-top Jumper $6.95 The Slacks §6.50 The Rayon Gabardine Shirt $3.98 EXCLUSIVE .WITH military Importance. Most certainly they aren't hunting civilians. I know from personal acquaintance with their methods that they studiously try to as'oict non-military bombing. If civilians and historic monuments are in the way in Berlin-that's the war which the nazi dictator forced upon the world. Berlin is the key position from which he has caused the slaughter of millions, military and civilian-from which he literally has enslaved many millions more. Berlin is the chief citadel which stands between the allies and victory. Intelligence Officer Advances to Captain Eagle Grove -- William Arthur Stockton, of Des Moines, was recently, promoted to captain in the army air forces, it was announced by the war department. He is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Wilson of Eagle Grove. Mrs. Stockton is the former Helen Wilson, who is also on active duty as a member of the army nurses' corps, with the rank of 2nd lieutenant, stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Kans. Captain Stockton served for 3 years as an enlisted man in the regular army, and was honorably discharged in 1937 at Fort Des Moines; resumed military service in 1940 by enlisting in the Iowa National Guard, ai}d in September, 1941, went on active duty as a 2nd lieutenant with an observa- tipn squadron. He received his observer's wings in May, 1942, and is on present duty at Key Field as an intelligence officer of a tactical reconnaissance squadron. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Chosen Head of Colleges of Medicine Io\va City--Duties in connection with the presidency ot the Association of American Medical Colleges now are being handled by Dean E. M. MacEwen of the University of Iowa college of medicine. It is pointed out the demands for accelerated medical teaching and special war medical courses' make the work of the association of unusual importance and difficulty. Selection of the Iowa executive to head the national group is regarded as a fine tribute to his ability. Members of the United States armed forces now probably own more life insurance . than all the rest of the world's peoples. H E A O C O L 3 G E T S THE AIR 2 drops in caqji nostril open cold-clogged nose,youbreathe I fr«r quietly. Caution: Use only as directed. Den»»ni KNCTBO NOSE MOPS SEASHORE MODEL -- Call it fashion if you wish, as Diana Lewis models this 'attractive 2-piece seashore creation. Figuratively speaking, though, it looks like a lovely piece of glamor. The eay floral print scattered on a white back- g r o u n d complements Diana's golden hair and deep snnlan. Berlin Hub of German War Effort By DEMTTT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst When war came through that our Yankee airmen had dumped 350,000 incendiaries and 10,000 high-explosive bombs into an already shattered c Berlin I was! pondering t h e l implications of the protest by some groups in America a n d Britain against so-called "ob- l i t e r a t i o n " ; b o m b i n g o f | German cities. , A wise-crack- Ing editor called across the room MACKENZIE to me, "that ought to burn the fuehrer up." Bad puns sometimes carry great truths, and I promptly seized on this fresh bombing as a yardstick against which to measure the reasonableness o[ the plea that Hitlerite towns be spared. What's the justification for the assault on Berlin? Well, there are 2 prime reasons, either of which is of vast military importance. One is that the capital is among Europe's greatest industrial cities. The other and even more important reason is that Berlin is the hub of Germany's huge network of railways, and prior to the war the reich was operating a greater mileage than any other country in the world, in "proportion to area. Berlin is more than a railway "hub." It's a bottle-neck for most of the main lines running across not only Germany but Europe. Obviously this bottle-neck renders Hitler highly vulnerable. He must keep it open, for without transportation for his supplies and troops he is sunk. That's something to remember well as the allied invasion of western Europe approaches, and the nazis need speedy communication between their eastern and western fronts. An important point about Berlin is that the entire metropolis is filled from circumference to'cen- ter with military objectives. If you wipe out these objectives you must just about destroy the town. Transportation is one of Germany's weakest points. That's Hitler's fault. When he was preparing for war he allowed his infallible intuition to persuade him to neglect the railroads in favor of the mighty military highways which he built. It never occurred to him that the time would arrive when he would lack gas and rubber tires to keep his motor transport speeding over his beautiful autobahns. He finally was compelled to place his main dependence once more on the despised railways and canals. By that time the roads had run down and their rolling- stock was in bad shape. So the allied bombers went after the railways, and the locks and other vulnerable parts of the canals. Those canals are important, for Gcrmany has been one of the world's greatest users of this form of transport. But to get back to our muttons, as our English friends say, a dozen main railway lines run into that hub which is Berlin. There's an outer circle of railway round the city, and this is an integral part of an ingenius system connecting the terminals of the main lines. \ So with its railways and widespread industries Berlin is one vast military target. When American and British bombers attack the nazi capital they aren't trying to [bomb objectives which aren't of ·***5"'^r*** " ' ·'%* i dreamt it was my one and only--Jim! "I saw a wounded man last night--lying, out there--alone. "He didn't cry. "He hardly moved. "But his sunken, eyes kept turning-searching for some human sign. "And then I saw his face-"It was Jim--my own Jim! # * * "From way off over the hill they came at last, while the cry rose in my throat and I stood helpless. "They came and knelt beside my Jim and stuck a gun into the ground and hung a bottle from the gun. "And then the blood poured from the bottle, and Jim's eyes opened. ''And Jim was not alone. "His buddies saved his life that night-his buddies and the blood. "I gave that blood and I was glad. But when I woke and knew it was a dream, 1 couid not sleep again that night. "Something w i t h i n me ' kept repeating, "Even your blood is not enough!' I remembered the look in Jim's eyes, the aloneness that was in that look. "Then I understood. "Jim needs the blood we bring him through the Red Cross. But he needs other things too--coffee and doughnuts after a weary inarch--real American cigarettes and tobacco--a bed with real sheets when he leaves the lines --rest homes and all those little comforts that only the Red Cross can bring him; "Yes, I have given my blood and I will give it again. "For this year, when the need is so much greater, when Red Cross is serving N eleven million American _ I lighting men, I want to give ClVE TO THE more and I am giving more --much more. "I am going to dig deep and give generously this year RED CROSS to the Red Cross, MY RED ·--·--_____J CROSS. For wherever Jim is The RED CROSS is at his side ant/tie Red Cross is YOU! This message contributed by these Mason City firms: S. S. KRESGE CO. ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL THE HUB THE IOWA COMPANY. INSURANCE TRADEHOME SHOE STORE TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE CO. WAGNER COAL CO. ZACK BROS. ELECTRICAL CO. ABEL AND SON, INC. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. A. W. KNESEL AND SON. INSURANCE BRACKEN INSURANCE AGENCY BUTTREY'S CARL GRUPP FOOD STORE CARNES OIL CO Distributors Shell Petroleum Products CASEY DRUG CO. CHUCK LENNAN SWEETHEART BAKERY C. J. SMITH, ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION COMMANDER-LARABEE MILLING CO. CO-MO PHOTO COMPANY CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. CURRIE-VAN NESS COMPANY DECKER BROS. DeWILDE AUTO SERVICE DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. DR. W. C. GRAINGER EARL'S FRUIT MARKET FEDERAL FRUIT MARKET FISHER TYPEWRITER CO. FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORE FRANK J. ENBUSK FULLERTON LUMBER CO. GAMBLE STORES GILDNERS GOODMAN'S JEWELERS GOODRICH SILVERTOWN STORES HAMILTON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE H. C. BROWN AGENCY. INSURANCE HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY HOME FURNITURE STORE IDEAL SAND AND GRAVEL CO. IOWA STATE BRAND CREAMERIES, INC. J. II. GREVE, OPTOMETRIST JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS J. C. PENNEY CO. JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION CO. JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. KINNEY SHOE STORE KLtPTO LOOSE LEAF CO. L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. LOCK STUDIO LUNDBERG'S LYONS CLEANERS MAJOR FUNERAL HOME MARSHALL AND SWIFT, INC. BIASON CITY AUTO BODY REPAIR MASON CITY BATTERY. LES VALENTINE M.ASON CITY BRICK AND TILE CO. MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MASON CITY FUR SHOPPE MASON CITY LOAN AND INVESTMENT CO. MASON CITY MOTOR COACH CO. MAX BOYD. TYPEWRITERS NICHOLS AND GREEN" NORTHERN AUTO SERVICE NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO. NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT CO. OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG PARK HOSPITAL PARK INN HOTEL AND CAFE PATTIE INSURANCE AGENCY PEOPLES' GAS AND ELECTRIC CO. PFAFF BAKING CO. PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE PRUSIA-DILLON CO. 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