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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION yot XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED NEWSPAPER THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 10 1941 The Battle of Pictures Moscow Joins Berlin in Sending Out Photos of Fighting at the Front n A rioPhoto sent the United States from Moscow by the Roosevelt Asks 4 Billion to Strengthen U S Defense Largest Item Included Is 3 Billion Dollars for Army Ordnance WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked congress Thurs day for an appropriation of 770065588 for the war department for the further strengthening of the national defense The request was made in a let ter to Speaker Rayburn It contained eleven individual Jtems the largest being S3436 035036 for army ordnance A letter from Budget Director Harold D Smith which the presi dent transmitted lo Rayburn said Will Bans Payment to Any Enemy of Canada SIOUX CITY will ol Mrs Eliza Patterson Veasey filed for probate in district court here Wednesday directs that no pay ment shall be made to a beneficiary or creditor who is an enemy of Canada in the present war Mrs Veasey former Sioux City woman who owned properly here died months ago in Winnipeg v ad TO the money was needed lo provide for contingencies which have arisen since the transmission of ho budget for the fiscal year 1 The total sought was made up of the following items I Regular Piiriiics S727l7ln tlolhing and equipment SM3123 275 transportation 3103033557 Corses draft and pack animal 054810 construction of build and utilities at military 484000000 signal service S34 280825 air corps Canada medical department army engineer service 970 ordnance and supplies 486034036 chemical warfare ser Vice WRECK FREIGHT YARDS BERNE Switzerland great explosions at the Neuchstel freight yards near the French frontier killed one person Thurs day wounded 13 seriously and caused a fire which ctelroycd half the yards Three persons are Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy with showers and Immderslorms and cooler Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and cooler IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy showers and thunderstorms cooler Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and cooler MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to light showers south and extreme cast cooler Thursday night Friday partly cloud v cooler east and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 92 Min Wednesday night S2 At R a m Thursday 65 Kain 11 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum K9 ELSTON PLAN IS DEFEATED House Refuses to Permit Discharges for Inducted Men 29 Over WASHINGTON tP The house approved tentatively Thurs day legislation providing for the mandatory deferment from mil itary training of men who were 28 years orolder on July 1 and who have not been drafted Then the members started dis cussing an amendment by Rep resentative Elston ROhio to permit men 29 or older who have been inducted into service to be discharged upon their own re quest The Els ton proposal was drafled 113 to 103 on a teller vote after Representative May DKy said the war department opposed il The draft deferment provision was accepted without a formal vole and with little debate Gayda Says British U S Troops in Iceland Legitimate Targets ROME authoritative fascist editor Virginio Gayda ob served Thursday that American and British troops in Iceland were the targets for eventual legitimate attack by Germany Writing in the newspaper II Giornalc dftaiia he added Every day American bellico sity has identified itself without equivocation as a deliberate pro voker of some incident or rather a war between Europe and United Slates MAWN CITY THI MIGHT REDS HALT GERMANS AND STABILIZE FRONT TAFT CHARGES U S BUILDING IRISH AIR BASE Knox to Be Asked About Reports U S Destroyer Dropped Bomb on Sub WASHINGTON UR Senator Robert A Taft B quoting reliable authority charged in the senate Thursday that Ihe United States is constructm a naval air base for Great Britain in northern Ireland Taft criticized the occupation of Iceland by American troops and declared that the United States could send troops to Ire land Scotland England or Por tugal on the same justification that was used to occupy Iceland These countries ore no further away than Iceland Taft said and now we have to defend our troops in Iceland Weeks ago I heard on reliable authority that the United States was construct ing n naval air base for Great Britain in northern Ireland Taft made his charges a few minutes alter the senate naval af fairs committee voted to call Sec retary oE Navy Frank Knox and Admiral Harold H Stark chief of naval operations to discuss re ports that American naval patrol boats have shot at German sub marines in the Atlantic They will be questioned in executive session Thursday Their appearance was re quested by a resolution spon sored by Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont after newspaper columnists had re ported a United States destroyer had dropped a depth bomb at a German submarine Knox al ready has denied that such an incident occurred or that there nas been any shooting Knox probably will be asked about Ins press conference impli cation Wednesday that the navy rosy have to shoot to rarry out orders issued by President Roose velt when Iceland was occupied committee members said His re marks stirred this almost nerve las capital out of its usual calm w ileTmirded tjc senate hat Wendell L Willkie after a con ference with President Roosevelt Wednesday suggested American bases m northern Ireland and Scotland Willkie emphasized that The occupation of Irtlaml would relieve perhaps a half million British troops for ser vice elsewhere and put a hair million American hoys into Ihc British islands Taft said A base in Ireland would he much more effective to protect ship Dinc than a base in Ireland Every argument hat lias been used for the occupation of Ice land applies to Ireland and Enr land and Portugal Taft asserted that he was ex pressing his strenuous protest against the occupation of Iceland a policy which if continued would nullify for all time the constitutional authority distinctly reserved to congress to declare war He said that the president has no legal or constitutional right to send American troops to Iceland The president Tnft continued has power to defend the United Slates but no power to wage an aggressive war Iceland he de clared is 2400 miles from any American territory The landing of troops in Ice land is an act exactly equiva lent to aggressive war he said We are sending 80000 Ameri can soldiers into Ihe midst of a war zone on foreign soil The occupation of Iceland can not by any reasonable stretch of the imagination be construed to be defense of the United States Conceivably it could be consid ered defense the shipping lanes to England and Ireland but pas cage of American ships over these lanes is now forbidden by the neutrality and lendIease acts It is not defense because Germany is not attacking us and we are at peace with Germany SHAKOPEE Minn Dean Toronto 37 Shakopec Minn was electrocuted when he slipped against a high tension wire as he descended a power line pole German and Russian War Is Nazis Claim Believed Entering Second and Perhaps Decisive Phase Not Halted THTv FkA THE DAYS WAR MOVES By United Press Foreign Analysts It is obvious now that the first phase of the war between Ilelcl Headquarters rc Gennany and Russia is over and the conflict is entering or is i ThTf lhal Shoiif irt nnisif 4r L IllC ICO aimv UOrr mvi i ujiu ijjit IS tHlttJll about to enter its second and perhaps decisive phase In the first 18 days of the conflict the Germans smashed i Pussia in an attack which succeeded be cause it had the elements of surprise superior striking power and careful timing Now it has slowed up and Ihe Russians are striking back but it is far too early to suggest that the drive has been halted Thursdays communiques indi1 cale that the Germans are making a major attack against the main Russian lines in a desperate effort to break through and make up some of the time lost on their in vasion schedule If the Russians stem Die pres ent onslaught it will be a set back for the Germans but not a decisive one There would like ly be a lull during which the Germans would reorganize re fit and strengthen their mech anized divisions and bring up re inforcements over heir length ened communications lines The Russians meanwhile would be moving more and more re serves into position to the Sfalin line which is supposed lo be deep So far there is no evidence lhat the Germans have penetrated U although they claim to have made a dent in a part of the outer works When the war started unofficial German sources indicated that the schedule called for a break through in three weeks and a final crushing of all Russian re sistance in six weeks or early in August The threeweek limit will expire next Sunday If the Germans do break through to any great depth in the present drive fhey still may achieve their ends in the time limit suggested although the fight which the Rus sians have put up exceeding even the most sanguine expectations of foreign military observers makes it at least open to doubt According to one wellinformed source in Washington there seems a strong possibility that the Rus sians may be able to hold out for three months or longer That would extend the war to late Sep tember or into October With the approach of winter over the wide Russian steppes the Germans would be faced with the prospect of a long and difficult winter cam paign It was the Russian winter that beat Napolconl The German general staff however naturally would have taken that factor into consider ation The German effort mav be expected to be stepped up strongly cither in continuing action or in a great second of fensive after a pause for pre paration The German object it is gener ally agreed is to break Ihc red army make Russia militarily im potent and get possession of her food oil and mineral resources for the onslaught on Britain The Ger mans arc capable of making heavy sacrifices to gain those ends Brom information available they already have suffered heavy losses but so have the Russians A great deal depends on how long the Russians can take it The pres ent course of the war indicates that German claims of the deple tion of Russias manpower and tank and air equipment have been greatly exaggerated The red army is obviously not accomplishing whayt is with bare hands of Airplane Is Discovered by Farmer in Field Rudy Urich farmer west of Garner recently picked up a part of an airplane in his corn field The piece looks like the en tire tail section although it is much smaller Alter carefully studying the piece it apparently came from a plane equipped with pontoons for landing on water Falls 60 Feet in Flour Mill Is Hurt Fatally MINNEAPOLIS UR David Rodger 59 was killed Wednesday night in a 60 foot plunge from an elevator in the Pillshury flour mill Police said Rodger apparent ly slipped from the step of the belt elevator Where Battles Rage This map shows the sectors along Ihe eastern front where invading Germans and Russian troops are reported ocketl in combat The black arrows indicate areas under at tach by rinnGerman and German troops White arrows show points of Russian counter attack Operations BERLIN high command I communique issued from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters lorted Thursday thai ifiainsl the red army were pro ceeding without hall The high command again fail ed to make any specific state ment about the eastern fronl but il was reported that rein forced German armies were forward r jabbing in search of a soft spot all along the main Stalin line defenses Capture of Ostrov reported by the official news agency Wednes day was followed by German thrusts northeastward along the road lo Leningrad it was slated HI progress was not specified Led by air bombardment of ene my lines and rear colums the Germans also were reported hammering at Russian defenses on the road to Moscow and the Urame capital ot Kiev It was indicated that the Ger mans were using all their power m an attempt lo break through the Stalin line of defense which barred the way to white Russia and Ihe Ukraine Military reports without eiv ms details indicated that there were heavy battles at points all alonE the front and that there was fierce haml In hanil figlitmsr at several points Informants emphasized the role of the air force and said it made continuous concentrated attacks ttednesday on Russian lines of commumcalions and effectively broke up fleeing enemy columns in the Baltic area Informants refusedlo give any detailed information on military operations Obviously it was said silence was being dictated by the high command which was with holding the dclnils of operations until the information would no longer be of use lo Ihe Russians U was insisted lhat the Russian command was largely de pendent on German military re ports in its efforts lo effect proper orientation of the positions alone the front because of the damage done by German planes lo Rus sian communication lines NO ARMISTICE YET IN SYRIA Fighting Continues m Spite of Efforts to End Hostilities ee terms and an end to bloodshed and destruction in Syria and were attacking with redoubled intensity on all fronts this morning the foreign office said Thursday Official dispatches frnm Keirut said Gen Jlenri Denlz Vicliy high commissioner for Syria had received no reply by 16 a m 3 a m CDT lo his re quest for an armistice and that lighting continued Prime Minister Winston Church II the foreign office said re ferred to the armistice request in the house of commons Wednesday expressing satisfaction at seeing an end to the atrocious conflict But the foreign office added contrary to the spirit Churchills declaration Ihe Brit ish have not yet replied to who moreover finds himself he object of redoubled tacks on all fronts British at RKUTERS SAYS BKIIIUT FAILED TO MEET KEQUEST CAIRO British general Headquarters in Cairo reported new gains in Syria but made no mention of armistice negotiations 3r a demand for the surrender of Beirut the Lebanese capital The British announced the cap iure of many hundreds of Vichy troops 17 guns three tanks and ive armored cars in seizing the rrench stronghold at Damour nine miles south of Beirut Reuters British news agency British troops had renewed loslilities when the French failed p meet at a m deadline for he evacuation of Beirut pending discussion of armistice terms SAY HUNDREDS OF NAZI TANKS ARE DESTROYED Terrific Fighting on Long Front Continues for Mechanized Forces MOSCOW Red army was reported officially Thursday to have achieved a fairly slable 1800mile from against the Ger man assault and Ihe Red all fleet was said by the official gov ernment newspaper to have de stroyed n nazi advance column of hundreds of German tanks The official communique re ported lhat one German molor iyeil division had lieen destroyed in a bailie of mechan ized forces In the Icpel rcffion and another nazi division was said lo have suffered i crush defeat at Borisov 100 miles further south But it was indicated that the chief soviet advantage was that for the first lime since ihe start of Ihe German attack 19 days ago fighting lines have hccome fair ly stabilized on a firm almost straight line on the vital central sector from Ostrov to the Prinet Marshes This would indicate lhat the German blitzkrieg weapon lias lost momentarily at least its chieE of advancing at blinding speed which paralyzes the opponents defense forces and slices them into small segments for destruction at leisure Of the nilwar Ihe government newspaper made sweep ing claims of Ihe qualitative and quantitative superiority ot Rus sian planes The most competent foreign military observers hacked these claims lo the extent of cnlcriiijr a denial that Germany had been to put Ihc rert air fleet out of operation by attacks which caiiRht Russian planes on Ihc ground These military observers saitl lhat the red iir fleet is most ac tive in supporting the red armys operations on all fronts Izvestia declared that Russian dive bombers had carried out a blinding attack upon an advance column ot German tanks despite the fierce opposition of German fishier aircraft and antiaircraft guns Izveslin said lhat the soviet dive bombers destroyed the German column consisting of hundreds of tanks German claims as lo the cap lure of Ostrov did not appear In he home out by official in formation here and customary daily dispatches from Tallinn Estonian iajiital indicated lhal soviet authorities are in full control llierr Ixveslin claimed that most of Germanys best airmen had been killed in the luttwaffcs heavy at tacks on Britain and that many youthful flyers were participating in the attacks on Russia On both the norlh wing pro tecting Leningrad and on Ihe south wing guarding the Ukraine the Russians said they were hold ing firmly against renewed at tacks by massed German forces Bi battles a new onslaught by German reserves wore reported all alone Ihe mile eastern front V The red army counter attacks were reported on the IfiO mile central front at Lrpel where a motorized division probably 10 000 men was wiped out and 10 field and many vehicles cap lured at Polotsk and at Borisov where the Germans attempting to cross the Berezina river were said lo have suffered a severe defeat that smashed up another division In addition at Bobruisk the Russian artillery was reported tci have inflicted bis losses on the enemy The Germans have re peatedly failed to cross the Dnie per river toward Moscow in the Bobruisk sector f A fourth Kiissian counter at tack was reported against Ger manRumanian forces in Bess arabia renewed German at tacks toward Leningrad in the Osfrov sector of Ihe norlh cen tral front were said In have hrcn beaten off with German   

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