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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C C P C E p A a T f E K T C r H I I C 1 V A A v t v c i r t j i C i HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED FBESS AND WffiM MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 7 1941 MAJON CITY THl BHKJHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NQ 231J AMERICAN FORCES OCCUPY ICELAND FR ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OFUS NAVAL FORCES Will Replace British Stationed There Move Is in Self Defense WASHINGTON UR Presi dent Roosevelt Monday announced that American forces have occu pied Iceland Mr Roosevelt said he had or dered the naval forces to take all necessary steps to insure safety of communications in the ap proaches between Iceland and the United States as well as tile seas between the United States and all other strategic outposts The president announced the move in a special message to congress advising the legislators that American naval forces had arrived there to supplement and replace British troops if The president advised congress that lie had received a communi cation from the prime minister of Iceland and had sent minister a reply the prime In accordance with that mes sage forces of the United States navy today arrived in Iceland to supplement and eventually to re place British forces which have been stationed there the presi dent said The movement of ihe naval forces it was disclosed culmi nated Monday when the first con tingent arrived in Iceland Mr Roosevelt saia that the occupation was in line with the fixed American policy of refus ing to permit the occupation ny Germany of strategic out posts in the Atlantic to lie used as air or naval bases for even tual attack against the western hemisphere Again proclaiming that the United Siacs has no aspirations Russians Claim Nazis Have Lost Nearly Million Men French Plane Plant Set Afire by RAF LONDON fighter and bomber squadrons Monday blasted at German war including a big French airplane factory that was set aflie near lie heaviest sustained daylight offensive yet hurled at northern France The aerial attacks which fol lowed heavy night raids on the German Ruhr industrial area struck along the coast in ihe Bou logne and Calais sectors and surged far inland to bomb objec tives in iiazioccupied France for hours The offensive began in the morning and continued late Mon day afternoon in a cloudless sky through xvhich British bombers roared in big swarms over the English channel Pilots reported direct hits on the French airplane factory at Meaulle near the French town of Albert Three German nnd two British fighters were shot down it was slated Heavy explosions were heard along the French coast during at tacks on coastal targetsor enemy shipping All he German anti aircraft guns along the coast from Calais to Boulogne seemed to be in action congress that the occupation of Iceland by Germany would con stiute a serious dimensions threat in three chiding the off it The threat in North Atlantic which 11 ShlP The threat against the steady flow of munitions to which is a matter of broad policy clearily approved by the con Mr Roosevelt told congress that the dispatch of naval forces ECUADOR SAYS PERU CAUSE OF BORDER FIGHTS Flareup Reported to Have Died Down After Exchange of Hostilities QUITO Ecuador two day flazeup of border fighting and bombing raids between Peru and Ecuador was reported in frontier dispatches to have died down Mon day Ecuador charged Peru with po litical and military agggression in the centuryold frontier dispute Advices reaching Guayaquil said there had been no Fighting since Sunday night and military officials said Ecuador would send no reinforcements because frontier detachments and local reserves could handle the situ ation A medical detachment will he sent to care for the wounded The Peruvian press denounced Ecuador for the aggression and said Ecuador wa trying to start an international scandal in border fighting to present the boundary question as a problem interesting all the Americas1 Gathering crowds miraded the capital streets waved Ecuadoran flags and chorused their national Indicates Suspicion That Outside Sources Fomented Trouble WASHINGTON UR Secretary of State Sumner Welle Monday said that hostilities be tween Peru and Ecuador are i mat ter of profound regret to all the Americas and indicated suspicion exists that the trouble was fo j merited by outside sources Mr Roosevelt has said at press Asked at a press conference conferences that he considers that j whether he believed some outside Iceland lies outside the western j influence might be behind the outbreak Welles recalled nn old Spanish proverb Very often in muddy waters fishing is good He said that the incident par ticularly was regrettable in view ot the present critical interna tional situation and in view of the fact of the recent offer of friend ly services to both countries by Argentina Brazil and the United States He said the offer was made in the hope of avoiding what ap parently has happened anthem in front of a statue of Simon Bolivar the liberator as their government ordered the to hold the southern fron to Iceland follows the same pat tern as dispatch of troops to Atlantic bases acquired from Britain and was resigned io foresail any pincers moement undertaken b jGermany against the western hemisphere It is essential that Germany should not be able successfully to employ such tactics through the sudden seizure of strategic points in the south Atlantic and in the north Atlantic he said Although Mr Roosevelt said that dispatch ot naval forces to Iceland followed tile sume pattern Norwegian Royalty With President Assert Break Through Made In Stalin Line BERLIN armies advancing on Iho entire southern front were officially reported Monday to have captured the old Rumanian city of Ccrnauti and to have broken through the irodcrn defense forts ot the Stalin line protecting the Ukrainian capital c Kiev President Roosevelt scaled at the AVoodrow AVilsnn desk in the Franklin D Roosevelt library at Hyde Park N Y is shown as he broadcast a message to the nation Listening seated were left to right Mrs Alice Htintinglon of Charleston S Car Crown Princess i Nonvav ailtl her son Prince Haralcl Silting on the floor were Princess Rajm hild behind microphone and Astricl The break through by German tnions was claimed by the of ficial news agency which said the attack was launched as tin red army fell back from the Vol hynia area of southern Poland apparently in the Novngrad Voiynsk sector Extent o the reported break through was not indicated by the otticial agency and in view of the fact that the Stalin line is sup posedly built in great depth Ihe agencys dispatch indicated that the Germans had merely broken through a strong line of pill boxes and other fortifications The break through was not mentioned by the high command communique Novograd Volynsk where the Russian communique had reported FURIOUS NIGHT FIGHT OF TANKS TOLD BY REDS Russians Report Heavy Losses Inflicted on German Panzer Units By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Russian spokesman said late Monday that Adolf Hitlers inva sion armies had lost nearly 1000 100 men in dead ami wounded in tli days of blitzkrieg attack and a Moscow communique declared soviet red troops hart stemmed the mizi onslaught along the en tire front The soviet spokesman Vice Commissar of Foreign Affairs S A Lozovsky estimated Ger man casualties in the first 12 days at 100000 and said the Germans daily average loss was Lozovsky said the fighting was growing in fierceness but that Russia felt no lack of manpower Previously the Russians had es I homisphere that opinion still applies dis 1 VI ue that American armed forces have j been sent to establish a defense 1 hemisphere in the direction of Europe JUSTICES MOTHER DIES CHICAGO Julia B Fjske Douglas mother of U S Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas died Sunday after an illness of seven months Steadilymounting reports from Hie south told of two days of poridic garrison battle artillery of frontier towns bv A 1 Peruvian troops and Peruvian i W hCH Airpl oulposts HARBOR OF REYKJAVIK ICELAND MAP LOCATING ICELAND PROTEST ACTS BY NAZI PARTY Catholic Cites Infringements of Concordat in Germany B E II L 1 N UP A message drafted by the presidium of the Roman Catholic Episcopate and read from the pulpits of most of the Catholic churches in Germany Sunday complained strongly of al leged nazi party interference with the cfiurclfs rights Slating that it was the duty u all Christians to defend their fatherland the message said it was a different matter however if the faithful were confronted with the alternative of choosing between party doctrine or Christs leach ings The message asserted that there had been a number of infringe ments of the concordat between the Vatican and rcich in the treat ment ot the church in Germany Alleged infringements cited were the closing of Catholic schools the ban on religious teach ing by Catholic priests and the closing or requisitioning for pur poses other than originally fore seen of many monasteries Man and 2 Women Die After a hurried session of President Arroyo del Rios cabinet Sunday night the min istry of defense issued a com munique blaming the outbreak on a penetration of Ecuadoran territory by Peruvian soldiers and civilians and declaring This action of the Peruvian armed forces due to the form in which it has been carried out can not have a merely accidental na NORTH HAVEN Conn An airplane crashed in flames here Monday killing three persons two of them women Medical examiner Sterling P Taylor identified the dead as Har ry Lesnow 35 shirt manufacturer Theresa Cans and Anna Lesnow both about 30 and all of New Haven Lesnow piloting a new cabin plane had commuted by air for some time between the New Ha ven airport and East Hampton Mass where his factory is located lure but constiutes an aggression of political character and an at from the milH Weather Report The Peruvian cabinet also met i in exlrordinary session for several LOOK INSIDE FOR LEWIS E LAWES Warden of Sing Sing Prison Resigns Post PAGE TWO Annual Field Day Is Planned at Kanawha STATE PAGE Americans Favored In AllStar Tilt SPORTS PAGE JAPANS PRESS ASSAILS U S Say Tokio Determined to Beat China Despite Aid From America TOKIO obser vance of the fourth anniversary of the start of the war with China was marked Monday by a vigor ous and almost unanimous news paper attack on the United States The newspapers generally took the tone that Japan was deter mined to defeat China despite United States encirclement Hochi advised the government lo iiay less attention in the Rus sianGerman ivar and lo con centrate its efforts on counter acting American and British maneuvers in the Pacific It said that the United Slates in stead of merely aiding China apparently was trying to lay a siege around Japan Asahi warned that there was no reason for optimism as regards China even if Chinese resistance seemed to be weakening because ot American aid to the Chinese government is 120 miles to the east v Both the liish command and the official news agency put great emphasis on developments on the southern front and cx irept for generalized references to advances almost ignored the vital central and Baltic fronts The Russian communiques said the Red army had seized the of fensive on the Baltic front and was smashing furiously at the enemy on the central front where the Germans had failed to ad vance The capture ot Cernntili was reported by the high command i were thrown into the original at j tack on the U S S R frontier i Meanwhile Hitlers high com j mand was silent on reports that iazi columns had broken the Stalin in the Ukraine sector COUNTER BLITZ IS CLAIMED SUCCESSFUL MOSCOW red army counterblitz offensive on the vital central front was reported which said that the German ad vance had pushed on to Ihe upper reaches of the Dniester nnd Sereth rivers near the prewar borders of Poland Rumania and the Uk raine A general advance is Bessarabia also was claimed by the high command after repulse oi Russian coun ter t tacks All references to the reported German break through was omitted by the and the official turning back the German panzer spearhead pointed at Moscow Monday aftei losses on naz inflicting units in a night battle of tanks heavy fierce high command agency carried only a sketchy account of opera tions The high command said that during July Gth the Russians lost a total of 204 airplanes including 1GO in air battles and 41 destroyed on the ground and three downed by mine sweepers Ten German planes were reported missin ni several i hours during the night Dispatches I MASON CITY from Lima said it had not been i warm Monday disclosed what bearing the meet ing had on the border outbreak One Peruvian source was quoted as saying Ecuador was trying anew to win a favorable solution to her territorial claims by dragging Peru into mediation which previously had stalled Present at the meeting of Ec uadoran government officials were diplomatic representatives of ihe United States Brazil and Argentina which earlier this year indicated they ivotild be willinc to help in arbitration a settlement of the border dispute dating back to the vague fron tier mapping early in the 13th century There have been outbreaks be fore over the rival claims to the disputed miles of upper Amazon jungle garrison fights periodically through the past few yrars Sev eral limes mediation efforts have failed Loveland Janesville Heads Newly Created Farm Defense Board WASHINGTON J Loveland Janesville Iowa a farmer and new chairman ot the Iowa agricultural adjustment ad ministration Monday headed a newlycreated Iowa farm defense board Secretary of Agriculture Wick ard announced creation of farm defense boards in each state and also boards in each agricultural Fair continued county Wickard said the boards j night and Ttics would help adjust the crop sup day Highest temperatures Mon ply to the special needs of the day and Tuesday afternoons i national emergency between 90 and The state boards lie said will include representatives from each I IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 85 Minimum Sunday night 59 At 8 a m Monday 77 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum fil The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 80 Minimum in night fit At 8 a m Sunday 74 Precipitation 0 YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum 52 of Ihe agricultural agencies in the state Special tasks will be assigned lo the boards by the secretary Navy Booklets Young men interested in obtaining information about one of the most colorful phases of United States receive a booklet Everything You Want to Know About the U S Navy by writing or call ing on the navy editor Globe Gazette Mason City This booklet answers all major questions which may arise in the mind of prospective re cruits S k MINSK A fSpOUEV SEVASTOPOl Black Sta Nazi forces claimed to have reached the Dnepr river at Orsha before the Stalin line sawtoothcd marking while Russians asserted a counterdrive hadhalted the advance Germans said they had reached the Latvian frontier of old Russia The principal German drive 2 extended in three prongs one past Lepel a second the nazis said to Orsha and a third to Bobruisk Germans reported progress on the drive 3 toward Kiev although Russians claimed to he standing firm at Tarnppol Hungarians announced cap ture of Stanislawow and Kolnmyja The red army claimed lo have stopped troops which crossed the Prut river l into Bessarabia The Russian war communique said that heavy defeat was inflicted on enemy forces in pitched battles from Oslrov to Uolotsk and that the red army the offensive still was striking hanl at tho fiermans in the Lepcl direction forcing them to the defensive Although the morning com munique did not specially mention the Berezina river front where the Germans had been reported re pulsed will heavy losses in the Borisov and Booruisk sectors it is said that there was no important change in the Russian position anywhere On the southern front it added the enemy was repulsed in at tempts to break through the Novo gradVolynsk sector toward the Ukraine capital of Kiev and thrown back with heavy losses to his initial position in Bess arabian fighting Itussian destroyers repulsinE in attempt by German naval iinifs to force the Gulf of RtRa on the Latvian coast sank twn German mine layers It was as serted and a German sub marine was sunk by a mine In the Gulf of Finland y The communique said Ihcve was heavy fighting throughout Sunday night in the Ostrov Polotsk and Lepel sectors ot the While Rus sian front and in he Bovograd Volynsk sector of the Ukrainian front In he Ostrov sector at he northern end of Ihe White Russia front Russian troops threw back repented attempts by German mechanized and motorized forces to break through toward the northeast in an apparent drive on Leningrad the communique said In the Polotsk sector between Ostrov and Lepel German at tempts throughout the night tr force a way across the Dvina river were thrown back with heavy losses it was asserted Numerous heavy German at tacks in the Novograd Volynsk sector on tho Ukrainian front were likewise repulsed it was said finally on the Bcssarabian front at tthc south of the long battle line the Germans and Ru manians after suffering great losses were thrown back to their original positions Russians countcraltaekcd UIR Germans in the Lepel area Sun day the communique said There a gicantic battle of tanks it was added with Ihe result that during the afternoon the Germans who had bcnn mc persistently for days were forced to lake the defensive A similar grand scale clah of Hussion German tanks resulted when the Russians starled a coun
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