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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOLXLVI1 THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKiS AU NORTH 10WANS NIIGHBORS Five CENTS A COPY MASON QITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 12 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 236 ARMISTICE ENDS WARFARE IN SYRIA i Russians Declare Nazi Attempts to Cross Rivers Smashed A if it at n it at AE it w it v FRENCH ACCEPT PROPOSALS FOR NEGOTIATIONS French Delegation Conferring With British Quarters BULLETIN LONDON ing stopped in Syria at 1 a m Saturday 5 p nu Friday CST when Gen Henri Dentz Vichy com mander in chief accepted British armistice proposals as a basis for negotiation it was said authoritatively Saturday BEIRUT Lebanon Henri Dentz the Vichy comman der in chief in Syria has entered into direct negotiations with the British looking toward ail armis tice after the refusal of the French government to accept British terms it was announced officially Saturday A French delegation left Bei rut Saturday morning to meet British authorities and negotiate conditions of a settlement London sources said fighting Nad stopped at midnight The Cairo headquarters of the British middleeast command said the British and free French were ord ered to cease lire at Jhat time after Dentz agreed to negotiate oh Britishterms General Dentz acted as soon as he received word from Vichy that the 11 point British armistice terms had been turned down by the government In declaring the terms unacceptable Vichy left General Dentz free to negotiate an armistice if he thought it essential from the military standpoint When She French delegation left for the British headquar ters the war had swept to with in five miles of Beirut Com munications with France hud grown increasingly difficult be cause the main radio station in a Beirut suburb was in a no mansland and had been silent For several days Lines of wounded were being brought into the city many being taken to their own homes tc be treated The conflict between the two former allies British and French thus appeared ended after little more than a month of battle The British with their free French allies crossed the Syr ian and Lebanon frontiers on Sunday morning June K from and Transjordan A few dayslater Indian motorized columns advanced from the east from Iraq The British and tree French prefaced their invasion by declar ing they were acting to forestall use of the Frenchmandated terri tories as a military base for nazi and fascist air forces and troops The British disclaimed any terri torial designs by supporting a free French proclamation promising Aerial BroncoBuster Flying Cadet Victor Woodriek 23 of Three Oaks Mich showed how he landed on the tail assembly of a training plane at an altitude of 500 feet whiln flvmtr noar Rnsf st st the Syrians independence men 6f the forces have been killed or wounded during the conflict the British have an nounced More than 1500 British and allied MISSIONARY DIES CLEAN N Y Rev A Frank Mauser 73 one of the first Baptist missionaries appoint ed to Alaska died Friday after a Jong illness He formerly served at DavenportImva 2 RECOGNIZED AS WHITNEY WIVES Both Are Granted Divorces From Oil Man in Oklahoma SEMINOLK Okla per Earl Whitney who for seven years maintained separate homes for two women Saturday fovmd that both had been recognized as legal wives Two cornis granted Ihem di vorces each holding Ihe woman concerned was legally married to the 37 year old Wewoka Okla oil man and attorney Superior Judge O H Presson of Seminolc awarded Mrs Edythe Whitney a onehalf interest in Whitneys property estimated be tween 575000 and SUOOOO in value Judge Presson commented Everybody knows that Mrs Edythe Whitney is his only wife They were married in 1913 At Oklahoma City District Judge Clarence Mills recognized Mrs Mary Whitney as Whitneys legal wife and granted her a di vorce and monthly for the support of her five children pend ing final property settlement Whitney denied however that he ever had legally Sirs Mary Whitney but ad mitted bcinir the father of her children Mrs Edythe Whitney testified that she learned of the other woman about 1937 and hasnt lived with Whitney since They have a son Introduced as evidence in the Oklahoma City case was a will made by Whitney in 1935 In it he gave the names of seven chil in Oklahoma City one in Wewoka and another in Lon don The latter ho explained was bora to a third woman he met in England white serving with the American Expeditionary forces during the World war but whom be never married Weather Repbrt FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and contin ued cool Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy slightly warmer in afternoon IOWA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Cooler in extreme east portion Saturday night Slightly warmer Sun day MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday somewhat warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Friday 72 Minimum in Night 47 At 8 a m Saturday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 33 Precipitation Trace U S City Is Taken Over in Mimic War ANDERSON S Car derson an industrial city of 20 000 got a taste Friday night of fifth column and blitzkrieg tech nic and the spectators agreed that he whole nightmarish thing even f it was makebelieve seemed pretty convincing In mimic war fifth columnists and supporting troops 1300 strong seized government offices utilities and communications cen ters Smoke billowed up from pots on the ground Textile mill whistles shrieked warnings of ap proaching bombers Fireworks simulated exploding bombs An airplane droned over the city dropping leaflets to tell the populace of the futility of resisting invasion Fifth colum nists who for several days had filtered in as tourists went to their posts at the zero hour Then two motorized columns of troops entered the city and quickly took over civil life V The government officials ftrc nnns jabbed into their ribs were marched off to concentration camps The whole performance was made to give the 1300 reserve officers training camp cadets at nearby Clemson mot orized in subver sive tactics The atmosphere of terror was quickly dispelled when the big show ended The cadets were guests at a dance at the Anderson armory St Paul Firm Gets Contract to Build Burlington Homes WASHINGTON lev ering Construction company of St Paul Minn Friday was awarded a contract for construction of 375 units for housing defense workers at the Iowa ordnance plant at Bur lington The contract came to 51186319 and completion is re quired in 125 days Chiropractor Killed in Leap From Attic MINNEAPOLIS Minn Robert K Foreythc 57 chiro practor was killed when he leaped headlong from the attic window of his home to a cement driveway The coroners office recorded1 his death as a suicide Relatives said Forsythe has been ill for several months 100 PLANES IN HUGE AIR FIGHT Big Battle Occurs During Italian Raid on Island of Malta HOME Kalian com munique said Saturday that 100 Italian and British planes clashed in one of the biggest air battles of the war ovex the Mediterranean during a raid against the British island of Malta Friday and that at least nine British planes were destroyed A special bulletin said the big air battle began at p m when a formation of Italian pur suit planes made a lowlevel ma chinegun attack on Micabba air port destroying planes on the ground including five bimotored VickersWellingtons In addition four Hurricane fighters were reported shot down in dogfights A number of Bris tolBlenheim bombers were said to be among grounded planes damaged by machinegun fire All the Italian planes returned safely lo their bases the com muniqi said BERLIN FLAYS F R ATTITUDE President Roosevelt Attacking Europe German Sources Say BERLIN nazis Saturday charged that President Roosevelts attitude toward At lantic bases was aggression against Europe The charge was made in con nection with questions by for eign correspondents regarding reports from abroad the United States might occupy other Atlantic bases in line with the dispatch of American forces to Iceland Most recent speculation cen lercd around charges that tht United States was building or planned lo build nval air base in northern Ireland The president of the Unitec States evidently is rising ever means to enter the war zone anc is taking no heed whatsoever o the possible dangers that might re suit authorized nazis said The United Stales press and certain politicians there say that occupation of Iceland is only one step towards further action with the general objective lo bring the United Slates into tile battle zone it was added This only confirms lhal ou view of that is prudent a spokes man continued If if We haveno comment lo make here regarding possible polilica consequences ol the president policy he said We merely state the facts President Roosevelt is attacking Europe He is infringing he Monroe doctrine He is going in to operations in the area of Europe Simultaneously the German press launched a campaign of de nunciation against the United Slates and referred 10 President Roosevelt as world agrcssor No 1 The bannerline in Propaganda Minister Paul Gocbbcls news paper Dcr Angriff read Jews bolshevists plutocrats want to extend war Roosevelts imperialism greedy for booty encounters opposition WANTS BRITISH TOTAKETROOPS FROM ICELAND Congressman Says U S Forces in Danger of Attack WASHINGTON Iinmedi te withdrawal of British troops rom Iceland to forestall a pos ible nazi attack which would jlaee American marines and sail rs there under fire was demand d Saturdayby Senator Hone D 11 member of the naval af airs committee Describing the joint occupa tion nC Iceland by American anil Britains forces as fraught with danger Bone asserted that if United States troops were take over the British ought to get out at once As long as the British are here he told reporters the Ger mans have the right under rules f warfare to attack Iceland If hey did our troops either would lave to fight back or become in locent bystanders who misht be hot down If we arc to be presented with he issue of an attack on those roops it ought not to be a con tused issue such as would be by joint occupation with the British The sooner British troops can be withdrawn the better it will be for us Views similar to those pressed byBone were reported to have been aired in a closed session of the naval affairs com mittee Friday when reliable sources said Secretary Knux and Admiral Harold K Stark denied published reports that the navy had engaged in combat with German naval units or that it was being used lo escort Brit ish merchantmen in the Atlantic One administration supporter was reported to have old Knox that he believed he British should be asked to withdraw and the sec retary ot llic navy was said lo have agreed o communicale Ihis viewpoint to the president Main RussNazi Sectors London heart reports of a new German offensive un der way and aiso other reports that Russian troops had stalled an offensive of their own at certain points on the front following Moscow claims that the Ger mans had been stopped cold and German reports conceding a standstill at some places Map shows main sectors to date on the battle front and principal Russian rail lines 1 where a drive at Leningrad was centered 2 area of a Moscow push 3 where a drive was aimed at Kiev 4 the Eessarabian front GERMAN SHOCK TROOPS STORM RUSSIAN LINE Campaign Proceeding According to Plan Say Nazi Army Men By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German reports declared Sat urday that nazi shock troops were storming the northern wing of the Stalin line but tor the fifth con secutive day the German high command found it advisable to report only that the campaign against Russia was proceeding according to plan The red army command cither in triumph or in duplica tion of Adolf Hitlers official secrecy declared that no major changes had occurred on Rus sias xvcstcrn front DNB Germanys official news agency whose bulletin quickly followed the German high com mands communique said the as sault on the deep Stalin fortifica tions started Friday anrl was re inforced early Saturday by shock troops The precise point of attack was not specified but the agency said cryptically it was in the wet zone of the Stalin line pre sumably the north central sec tor where the line follows the Dnepr river between Orsha on the north and the Ukraine on the southThe Dnepr flows into the from the northeast The Russian communique said No substantial changes occurred in the position of troops at the front Perhaps talking about the same thrust which the Germans de scribed as storming of the Stalin line the red army declared that its bombers infantry and arti leiy bad smashed German at tempts to cross rivers ilong which Russians were massed in antici pation of a mnjnr assault Minneapolis Woman Is Seriously Hurt in Auto Collision MANKATO Minn Lea Pearlman 67 Minneapolis was in serious condition Saturday from injuries received in an auto mobile accident four miles north of here A car driven her son A E Pearlman 38 Denver collided headon with another machine on a bridge Pearlman was injured seriously but the three occupants ot the olhcr machine escaped with culs and bruises Senator Pepper D who is not a member of the naval committee said it was his under standing that the British were planning to take their troops out as soon as Americans forces ol sufficient strength to defend the island were landed This was the general congres sional interpretation of Presi dent Roosevelts message out lining the invitation of the Ice landic government to the United States to take over defenses there hut several senators cited a recent speech of Prime Minis ter Churchill in parliament as inilicalinir llrat some British units would remain T li e National Broadcasting companys shortwave listeners in New York Friday night heard a report on Nthe Same frequency as that regularly used by the British radio declaring that the first British contingent stationed in Iceland had returned to England In London however the British radio declared it knew of no such broadcast nnd miliiary circles called the report most improb Meanwhile government offi cials who declined lo he quoted by name cuardcdiv discussed reports that he United States might he in imminent danger from axis operations in South America and the western Paci fic Word to that effect it was declared impelled the war de partment to ask congress for immediate liberalization of the selective service act These sources said that Secre tary of War Slimson and General George C Marshall had advised congressional friends that the Philippine Islands was the sore spot at present and that nazi in filtration in some South American countries was at the danger point Marshall the army chief of staff recommended to Stimson last week that congress permit drafted men to be sent outside the western hemisphere and be kept in training for more than a year voiding two restrictions placed in the basic law last year Stimson and Marshall were re ported to have altemptcd Friday in a visit to Capitol Hill lo con vince house leaders of the neces sity of liberalizing Ihe law bu with little it any success Soldiers in Punishment HikeI Resent Congress OTHERS IN US ARMY LEARY We Want Politicians to Leave Army Alone Soldiers Affected Say MEMPHIS Tenn UR Re sentment of congressional med dling in army matters was ex pressed Saturday by members of the 110th quartermaster regiment who n a lf mile pun ishment hike for yoohooing shortsclad girls on a Memphis golf course last Sunday Col Marion O French assis tant chief of staff said upon his return from Camp Robinson Ark where the men are stationed that the soldiers affected are indigant over criticism levelled at Lieut Gen Ben Lear second army com mander who ordered the hike French reported a round robin was being circulated for Rep Paul Kilday D Tex demanding thata congressmen army affairs keep out of We are soldiers and not chil dren French quoted lie men as saying We can take it We want the politicians to leave our army nlonc Lears reprimand ami nrdcr for the 15 mile hike in 07 degree brought sJijrp criticism from Kilday and other members of congress The war department has asked for a full factual re port on the matter Soldiers in Olympia Wash Write Mash Notes to Misses OLYMPIA Wash The armys newest adaptation of the Tennessee yoohoo blossomed as soldiers on their way to Fort Lewis from California war games made direct hits with Olympia misses A little leary about expressing themselves vocally remembering the long disciplinary trudge of those Camp Robinson soldiers laid down a barrage of mash notes along Olympias Cup itol Way Friday Girl workers nibbling their lunches in a park along the main slrcet got especial attention Notes were lied around rocks inserted in neatlybored holes in apples or attached o fancy cupids darts Soldiers tossed the BillelsDoux from army trucks on the fly Tynical example of the notes Dear Miss Washington How lovely you arc Please write to Ihis lonely soldier and i ihclp national defense P S Dont i tell Lieut Gen Ben Lear Chilly Temperatures in Iowa Esthervilie Mercury Drops to 46 M c Q0 n DES MOINES tire INazis oay I oo Kuss rc felt good Saturday fjl T Those who didnt bother to light FianCS LOSt III U3V c furnace found the house a bit RRT One dispatch said the Germans laid nine pontoon bridges on X river three of which were de stroyed by bombers while troops and heavy tanks were crossing However using the remain in bridges one tank battalion and up to tun infantry bat talions and an artillery unit with 22 antiaircraft puns forced their way to our bank the dispatch went on After that our artillery and aviation destroyed all pontoon bridges on which tanks artillery md a considerable number of in fanlry were annihilated Cut off from the bank the German Iroops were caught in n pincers by soviet troops nnd an nihilated Up to 30 tank crews sin rendered nml 42 Gcrrnnti men and officers were taken prisoner A motorized infiinlry battalion was reported similarly destroyed after it had crossed another un identified river on pontoons Following a night a s s a u 1 t through a thunderstorm on the German naval base of Wilhems havcn the KAF offensive against Germanys western front was marked Saturday by assaults on railway and canal communications in northern France near St Omcr according to an authoritative re port in London Five German fighters were said to have been downed Germany belittled the British air attacks and claimed bomb destruction of n British subma rine and a 2000 Inn freighter Friday in British coaxial waters as xvcll as air thrusts against Port Said on Ihe Suez canal airi the British garrison at Tobruk Libya I The Egyptian government ac knowledged some damage from Ihe air assault on the Suez canal and 20 casualties including six deaths the chilly around the edges as the mercury dropped as low as 46 de grees at EstherviUe Temperatures averaged about 10 BERLIN UR The official news agency said Saturday that 183 Russian airplanes were shot down or destroyed on the ground degrees below norrnal and the weatherman said lowsns could I count on a cool weekend Skies were partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday but the only precipitation reported was a trace at Dubuquc Fridays high temperature was 83 at Keokuk on Friday CANTEEV IS RECEIVED PLYMOUTH Eng mo bile canteen gift of the munici palities of Saskatchewan Satur day was turned over to the Ply mouth A R P by Canadian High Commissioner Vincent Masscy The admiralty of the Dutch government in exile announced that one of its submarines serving with the British in the Mediter ranean had sunk a heavilyladen 8000 ton tanker In lieu of official claims Ihe communist party organ Pravda reported hat the city of Pinsk deep in the marshes of the same name and far behind the Ger man lines remained in soviet bands with forces there raiding the German rear Pinsk lies HO miles southwest of Bobruisk the approximate front On the German side and like wise in piace ot any official claim the German news agency DNB said that despite rain pasly ter rain and heavy Russian tank and   

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