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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MAJON CITY i THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIX LEASED WIBKi FIVE CENTS A COPY TH MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 8 1941 THIS PAFCB CONSISTS OP 1WO SECTIONS SECTION ONE REDS HOLD ALONG RIVER DEFENSES Hits Wheeler Disclosure of Move on Iceland U S Forces Arrive at Iceland STATEMENT IS GIVEN OUT BY EARLYFRAIDE Criticize Senator for Issuing Report While Forces Were on Way WASHINGTON UR White House Secretary Stephen T Early Tuesday criticized Senator Bur ton K Wheeler D Mont for disclosing last week that Ameri can occupation Iceland was imminent Early criticized Wheeler for making the disclosure while American forces were enroute to the island At the same time Early dis missed as of no consequence a statement by Sir Claude Auchin leck new commander of British forces in the near east who said that American manpower willbe necessary for a complete victory over Germany The last I heard from Lon don was from Churchill and it was Give us the tools and well do the job Early said I take it this general is a subordinate to the prime minister In reflecting impatience with Wheelers pronouncements in con nection with the Iceland move Early said he believed the Mon iana isolationist was in the posi tion of a horse player who hit a 201 shot Early read a New York Times dispatch from London comment ing on Wheeler andadded that he felt it was PlaicestalenientvTBe dispatch said that the British could not understand how once the Iceland movement was de cided on anybody could come out in the open and tell the Germans it was under way Bolles Representative From Wisconsin Dies From Heart Ailment WASHINGTON e p r e senlative Stephen Bolles R Wis veteran newspaper editor died at 7 a m EST Tuesday al his home here his office an nounced An aide said death was due to a heart ailment Bolles had been in congress since Jan 3 1939 The Wisconsin representative was successively managing editor of the Toledo Ohio Blade pub lisher of the Erie Pa Dispatch managing editor of the Buffalo N Y Times Sunday editor o the Buffalo News managing edi tor of the Buffalo Enquirer anc had been editor of the Janesville Wis Daily Gazette since 1920 He was president and director o lire PanAmerican exposition ir Buffalo in 1901 Representative Bolles was 7 years old June 25 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy ant warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday occasional s c a t iered thunderstorms Wednes day Highest temperature Wed nesday 90 to 95 degrees IOWA Partly cloudy Tuesda night Wednesday partly cloudy to cloudy showers or thunder storms west and central warmer extreme east coole extreme west MINNESOTA Partly cloudy t cloudy scattered showers an thunderstorms somcwha warmer Tuesday night Wed nesday cloudy wilh showers cooer west and central IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 85 Minimum Monday night n At 8 a m Tuesday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum H Minimum 51 EXTENDED FORECAST CHICAGO fore cast for the period from m July 8 to p m July 12 inclusive Upper Mississippi valley low and Illinois Indiana Wisconsi and Minnesota except those por tions that drain into the Grea Temperatures will average nor mal to slightly above Risin trend at beginning cooler middle followed by warmer Rainfall wi average generally heavy occur ring first half of period begin ning in Minnesota by Thursda night Soldiers Pay Through the Salute to Girls Trudge Down Road This map locates Iceland where a United States navy force arrived to supplement and eventually replace British forces which have been stationed there The United t w u uubiuiiun uilti t Xllt UJULCU btates forces moved into Iceland in accordance with an understanding between Presi dent Roosevelt and the Prime Minister of Iceland ROME SAYS US S INTERVENING Italians Say Probable Axis and American Incidents Will Result ROME Italian quarters Tuesday termed United States occupation of Iceland an actual intervention in European vaters and said it probably would in axisAmerican incidents jecause it would not cause the axis o relax its blockade of the British sles The purpose of the occupation they asserted was to create a vast zone in which vessels car rying supplies for Britain could navigate safely and in effect amounted to actual convoying since it would brinE he United States navy into the German blockade area The socalled American safety lelt they observed started as n 300 mile zone and then expanded to 1250 miles although this was contrary to all concepts of inter national law The occupation they declared will not be considered as another extension of the safety belt but rather as actual intervention in European waters This is the first time the United States actually has occupied tern ary regarded as being part of Eu rope these quarters said and brings the United States closer to conflict with the axis powers than ever before Lightning Causes Fire Another Bolt Turns in Alarm GRAND RAPIDS Mich The first bolt of lightning struck an electric transformer at the Waddell Manufacturing company starting a fire The second struck the nearest fire alarm box turn ing in the alarm Firemen ex tinguished the fire quickly Frenchmen in Lyons Area Cant Drink Wine Before 11 AM VICHY France mce the current wine shortage in France Frenchmen in the Lyons region have been forbidden to drink their national beverage be fore 11 a m for the rest of the summer French working men are in the habit ot drinking wine for breakfast 3 Prisoners Escape in Stolen Official Car DES MOINES low bureau of investigation Tuesda reported three prisoners escaped in a stolen official car sometimi during the night from a prison camp at Oakdale Iowa The car belonged to the Oakdale state sanitorium the report said The escaped men all of whom were described as being undc the jurisdiction of the Anamos reformatory warden were Steve Lepovitch Madrid Joe Ycnger Davenport Robert Ma thews DCS Moines Acted to Thwart Nazi Threat to Britains Supply Lines Administration Circles Feared Vast Pincers Move in Atlantic WASHINGTON Theoc upation of Iceland by States armed forces was described n administration circles Tuesday as a step intended to thwart a vast erman pincers movement on reat Britains indispensable sup ply lines This pincers movement ex tending from tlie equator to the Arctic would have as its im mediate objective the cutting off of Britain from all overseas supplies including leaselend shipments but an informed military authority pointed out hat an operation of such mac nitude constituted a logical pre lude tn an attempt io invade England Should an invasion be succcss ul he said the reich would be in Kisilion for a pincers campaign against the western the threat President Roosevelt mentioned Monday wiicn he noti fied congress that United States naval forces had landed in Ice land as the occupation vanguard Administralion supporters gen erally seemed to take this long range view for they spoke of the occupation as a defense precau tion and indorsed it as such Op position legislators however were apprehensive nnd voiced fear that the action might lead to war The its full signifi was the big topic of dis cussion in congress and promised to remain so for some time Spe cifically much interest attached to President Roosevelts order to the navy o keep the sea lanes between Iceland and the United Stales free ot all hostile activity or threat thereof Inasmuch as part of this vast area has been a hunting ground for nazi surface and submarine raiders the question arose wheth er the order meant You may fire when ready Gridley where hos tile sea action was encountered Another moot point was whether positive action of the Iceland variety might be ex pected in Ihe future from the substantial forces which fllr Koosevclt announced hart been dispatched to the bases ac quired from Britain in Trinidad and British Guiana JAP AN US IS PARTICIPATING Tokio Newspapers Tell of Iceland Occupation Under Big Headlines T O K I O United States dispatch of naval forces to occupy Iceland is de facto par icipation in the war the nalion ilist newspaper Kokumin said Tuesday V Dispatches reporting the American action appeared im iler biff headlines on Ihe main newspagcs of nil ToVio news papers If If Sf Domei the authoritative Japs ncse news agency said that thi action is decisive and must hav been taken with strong determi nation It means Domei said that the United States finaliy ha entered the zone of hostilities a defined by Germany and hold increased possibilities of furthe aggravation in relations betweei the United Stales and Germany A special cabinet session ha been called for Wednesday after noon bul Domei said it under stood it would discuss budgetar matters Says Many Trainloads of German Wounded Are Reaching Berlin NEW YORK CBS Stockholm correspondent quoted a traveler reaching Sweden from Germany Tuesday as declaring that many trainloads of German wounded are reaching Berlin from the eastern front I counted seven such trains myself when leaving Berlin three days ago the traveler said It is said that the reason the German wounded are sent so far back from the front is that hospitals in Po land and East Prussia arc already filled Hail Wind Cause Loss at Waterloo DES MOINES sul try weather prevailed over Iowa Tuesday as Waterloo cleaned up after a wind rain and hail storm Monday which left damage esti mated at several thousand dol lars Skies were clear over the east ern half of the state and cloudy to partly cloudy in Ihe west fol lowing scattered showers general in the eastern half Monday and Monday night Waterloos 59 of an inch was he most precipita tion reported Two garages a pnrch and seven large trees were blown down in the Waterloo storm and he town was pounded with hail stones re portedly as large as golf balls One greenhouse owner estimated his loss at SI0000 wilh the de struclion of 11000 square feet of glass at Memphis After Verbal Spanking MEMPHIS Tenn long ne of soldiers trudged along the oo familiar road from Memphis o Camp Robinson Tuesday pay ng through the feet for a rau ous and nonmilitary salute de ivered to some pretty girls while heir general listened After an overnight biouvac in a ity park the chastened soldiers leard their conduct of Sunday de cribed by Lieutenant General Ben Lear as a disgrace to the irmy the 35lh division and their This stiginc rebuke was de livered in a letter in which the second army commander also said that resignations of com missioned o f t i c e r s involved would be accepted if offered and the noncommissioned of ficers will he demoted If they cant keep discipline The verbal spanking over the entire battalion of 350 men loaded nto their trucks and rolled quietly across the Mississippi oward their Arkansas base camp 150 miles away Just across the bridge they halted and half the nen piled out under a hoi sun to start inarching single file along the highway They walked a mile rested for a few minutes and were examined for signs of foot soreness Then they took up a fourmile stretch to catch lip with the halted trucks and to ride while the other half walked a similar distance This marching was to continue until every from captain done ID miles if y As the already travelweary soldiers inarched they began fittinr new words to Ihe old Parley Vous tune to tell in sonic the story of the battalions woe It all slarled when a mixed battalion of the 35th was rolling through Memphis Sunday enroute to Camp Robinson from the scene of the Tennessee war games Sight of a group of pretty shortsclad golfers on a roadside course brought an outburst of calling nnd whistling General Lear happened to be playing the same course and as he walked up to stop the column and protest to its officers the exuberant soldiers made matters worse by an assort ment cracks at their muftidad chief Hey buddy dont you want a caddy was one of the calls that came from the trucks General Lear started the dis cipline at once by ordering the column to ride on to camp then turn around and come right back io Memphis H had been nt first reported officially that 1200 soldiers were involved bul n laler report sairl Tuesday there were only 350 be ing disciplined LOOK INSIDE FOR VAUGHN BLASTS 2 HOMERS WITH NATS IN LEAD Pittsburgh Shortstop Shows Power in All Star Game in Detroit DETROIT Arky Vaughn of Pittsburgh blasted two homers in the all star game here Tuesday afternoon as the National league team swept into a 5 to 2 lead over the American league team in the eighth inning FIRST INNING National Hack struck o u t Moore popped to Cronin behind second Reiser struck but No runs no hits no errors none left American Doerr flied to Frey near second Travis lined to Reis er Joe DiMaggio fouled o Hack behind third base No runs no hits no errors none left SECOND INNING TCainnal Mize lied to loe Di Maggio Nicholson was called mil on strikes Vaughan fouled to Wil liams on the first pitch No runs no hits no errors none lefl American Williams walked Heath hit into a double play Frey to Vaughan to Mize Cronin filed highitq Nicholson No runs no hits no errors none left THIRD INNING National Frey lined a single to right Frey was caught off first and run down Feller to York to Cronin Owen flied high to Wil liams in short leftMel Ott batted for Wyatt and struck out But Dickey dropped the ball and threw him out at first No runs one hit no errors none left American Derringer now pilch ing for National and Lopez of Pittsburgh catching York Hied to Reiser Dickey grounded out Frey to Mizc Cullenbine batted for Feller and grounded out Der ringer lo Mizc No runs no hits no errors none left FOURTH INNING National Thornton Lee a south paw now pitching for Americans Hack lined a single io left Moore flied to Heath Reiser grounded lo York who stepped on first base and threw to Cronin doubling Hack at second No runs one hit M L ANNENBERG Denied Parole From 3 Year Prison Term TAGE TWO Ruthless Nazi Rule Over Norway Is Told STATE PAGE error Boudreau went lo second and Health took third on the er ror York flied to Reiser One run one hit one error Iwn left SEVENTH INNING National Hudson Washington a right handcr pitching for the Americans Dom DiMaggio Bos ton went to right Held and Foxx Boston to first base Slaughter singled o left and to second when Williams fumbled the ball for an error Vaurhan bit a homerun Into the upperdeck of the right field stands scoring Slaughter ahead of him Herman doubled to left Lopez sacrificed Dickey to Gordon Medwick Brooklyn batting for CLAIM EFFORTS TO CUT STALIN LINE CRUSHED Russians Concede Nazi Forces Are Now Within 75 Miles of Leningrad By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet Red armies were reported holding the Germans at bay along a 600mile front river defenses Tuesday out in front oE the main Stalin line and crushing repeated nazi attempts to break through enroute to Moscow A Russian war bulletin placed the scene of the heaviest fighting on a tightstretched line running almost due north and soulh be tween Ostvov on the Latvian frontier and Mogilev Podolski on the Denestr river at the Bes sarabian border if if The communique said soviet troops clashed with German tanks and motorized forces in Ihe Ukraine sector of Novograd Vulynski and further south struck in a decisive counter attack on the flank and rear of the enemy annihilating two nazi infantry regiments The soviet high command said the Germans had been routed in a series o attempts to storm across the Dnepier river in a drive to ward Moscow but conceded that on the northern front the nazis had approached within 75 miles of Leningrad Blazing heat engulfed the en tire battletront Tersely Adolf Hitlers field headquarters made this lone com ment an the 17 day okl invasion Operations on the eastern front are proceeding on schedule In past campaigns German communiques have been similarly Walters was thrown Bou drean lo Foxx Herman held third Hack walked Moore Struck out Two runs three hits out error twn lefl American Passeau Chicago now pitching and Danning New York catching for the Nationals Dickey lined to Hack Keller New York batted for Hudson and struck out Gordon was tinown out by Vaughan Nn runs no hits no errors none left Woman Killed When Tractor Goes in Ditch LAC ON A Iowa Mildred Rheuport 35 was killed instantly Monday when the trac tor with which she was plowing corn rolled into a 30 foot ditch on the Rheuport farm four miles west of here The womans hus band C T Rheuport is a foreman at the Merchanls Transfer com pany warehouse at DCS Moines hp was working at the time HEAR NAZIS ARE STOPPED Vichy Reports Losses by Germans Enormous Nazi Rear Attacked VICHY Unoccupied France jP Military circles in Vichy reported Tuesday that the German drive against the Stalin line had been virtually slopped for four full days These circles indicated that German losses were enormous They listed as one ot the rea sons for stopping the offensive the necessity for regrouping Ger man units Other reasons for the halt they said was the need to reorganize supply lines and Ihe guerrilla re no errors none left American Elliott Pittsburgh now playing right field for Na tionals Doerr was thrown out by Frey Travis doubled to left cen ter Joe DiMaggio flied deep lo Reiser Travis going lo third nfler the catch Williams doubled off the screen in right scoring Travis Heath was called out on strikes One run two hits no errors one left FIFTH INNING National Mize grounded nut to York unassisted Elliott was out Travis to York Vnughan beat out a slow grounder to Doerr for a single Herman Brooklyn batting for Frey singled to center Vaughan stopped at second Lope forced Vaughan grounding to Travis who stepped on third forcing Vaughan No runs two nits no errors one left American Walters Cincinnati now pitching for Nationals and Herman Brooklyn playing sec ond base Cronin was called out York lined a single to left Dickey lined a single to left on the first pitch York stopped at second Lee flied to Reiser in deep left center York going to third after the caich Doerr struck out No runs two liits no errors two left sistance in columns the rear of German Even women and children were joining in these guerrilla attacks they said WoterWogon on Fire in Birmingham BIRMINGHAM Ala Firemen answering an alarm found the street flooded and water spraying from a truck They were at the right spot waterwagon was on fire SIXTH INNING National Gordon New York playing second base and Bou dreau Cleveland al short for Americans Walters doubled to left on the first pitch Hack sac rificed Lee to Gordon who covered first Moore flied lo Williams on the first pitch Walters scoring after the catch Heath dropped Reisers easy fly for an error Reiser going to second Mize grounded out Travis to York One run one hit one error one left Slaughter playing for the Nationals lo Herman Joe Di PAROLE GIVEN TO WHITNEY One Time Head of N Y Stock Exchange lo Quit Prison Aug 1 1 OSS1NING K Y Whitney onetime head of the New York Stock Exchange Tues day was paroled effective Aug It from Sing Sing prison where he hid been serving a 5 to10 year sentence for larceny On Aug 11 he will have served Ihrec years and four months the legal minimum less lime oft for good behavior The state parole board acted on the former financiers parole at a meeting in the prison The New York state division of parole announced that Whitney his wife and an unmarried daugh ter would go to the exact location was not dis he will manage nn estate from which milk is the chief revenue Prior lo his downfall Whitney was the owner of large acreage in New Jersey and was said to be familiar with land management The boards announcement said thr1 the Massachusetts estate is about 100 miles from Boston and that the former financier receive an undisclocd salary and his keep American right field Travis lined brieC when huge scale operations were in a fluid developing slalc The Russians declared the Germans were suffering enor mous casualties and that guius alnnjr the 2000 mile front slight Tass lie official soviet news agency reported 1300 German troops were killed and wounded in a five hour fight for a single village Tass asserted that 7000 nazis were killed and wounded anrl 1500 others surrendered when so viet tanks trapped a column of German infantry in a penetration of Russian lines The red armys high command specifically mentioned only lie destruction of some 6000 German soldiers if if v By contrast tlie Berlin radio rcporlcd the capture of an addi tional 142216 Russian prisoners between July 2 and 5 alonp with 581 soviet tanks and ar mored cars Chancellor Hitlers field head quarters slill made no claim lo a lircak inlo the Stalin line but DNB tlic official German news agency said troops stormed and captured a scries of strongly fortified bunkers at an undcsig nnted point on the main soviet defense system CHARGE RUSSIAN CORPSES OPEN FIRE German military dispatches re ported that the flower of the nazi army flinging ilself against the Stalin line was contending with every form of Russian trickery Fields of soviet corpses it was said would suddenly spring U arms and open a murderous fire on unwary German soldiers Camouflaged Russian case mates let German panzer units roar by without betraying their presence and then opened a ter rific fire from the rear Maggio walked Williams flied to Reiser Heath walked Boudreau singled to csnter scoring Di Maggio when Reiser in center Southampton Subjected to Sharp Attack With Many Persons Killed SOUTHAMPTON England night raiders subjected this port to a sharp attack Monday night which did substantial dam age and killed a number of per sons The raiders blasted away for several hours in one of the heavi est attacks they have made on let the ban get past him for sccliorTv 1 Notional 0 England rccenlfy The business was hardest hit American0 2345 0000 0010 6 7 1 2 1 0 8 9 The red armys high command in reporting the rout of German troops attempting to rross the Dnepr river on the central front declared 35 heavy nazi tanks flnd two infantry battalions were de stroyed In the fields of he western Uk raine the Moscow war bulletin said two German regiments were wiped on On the Bessarabian front Ihe Russians said German and Ru manian troops had eilher been destroyed or thrown back from soviet territory by a red coun terattack The soviet communique quoted prisoners as saying that Rumanian soldiers had been shot by their German allies for refusing lo fight against the U S S R Without giving details the Ger mans reported that pursuit ot live enemy was continuing on the   

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