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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NCRTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITEI FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVI1 THE NEWSPAPER THATMARK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ATED PHIS AND UNWED PRESS FULL LEASED WTRBTl FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 15 1941 MASON cirr THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 238 F R SEEKS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS LAW Claim Troops Have Reached Kiev MOSCOW forces have hurled back the Germans 20 miles west of the Dnieper river in Hie Bobruisk sector of the vital Moscow front in one the greatest counteroffensives of the war a correspondent of the official news paper Izvestia telephoned from the front Tuesday Russias early morning corn uj iemunique Monday had reported liable unofficial German sources clsey that Russian troops had re claimed Tuesday night that Gercaptured Rogachev 32 miles east of man troops have reached Kiev but Bobruisk and Zhlobin 12 miles they had not yet nf DNB Reports Terrific Red CounterAttack Launched by Huge Tanks BERLIN UR Usually the whole city The report that nazi forces have slashed their way forward to the capital of the Ukraine followed the assertion of the nazi high com mand Saturday night that German forces stand before Kiev At the same time official Ger man reports claimed that storm troops have captured the last of the Stalin line defenses in the Vitebsk area some 300 miles from Moscow and asserted that the nazi thrust toward Lenin grad is making steady headway A few hours before the report that nazi troops had reached Kiev the official DNB news agency re ported a terrific soviet counter attack had been launched In that area by huge Russian tanks The DNB account claimed lhal Ihe soviet tanks were beaten off with heavy losses The unofficial sources claimed that naii forces are fighting their way into Kiev and pre sumably are cleaning it up street by street without using their heavy weapons so faras is possible in order to prevent the destruction of important indus trial plants However there was no official confirmation that Kiev had been reached The news agency claimed that German troops Monday night after a day and a half of heavy fighting succeeded in capturing the easternmost Stalin line forts in the Vitebsk region about 300 miles south west of Moscow Farther north DNB claimed German troops are driving ahead steadily toward Leningrad To the south however a fierce Russian counterattack led by monster 50 and 70 ton tanks was reported However the German reports claimed that the tank as sault was crushed In the Kiev area where the Russians were said to have attempted unsuccess fully to plug holes in the Stalin fortifications The attack in the Vitebsk area was said to have been made by infantry troops who fought from field bunkers for a day and a half against permanent steel and con crete Russian defense works which were equipped with under ground compartments Storm troops DNB claimed exploded dynamite charges against the soviet forls and managed o win control of entire defense position and both flanks DNB ciaimed that the soviet fortifications were so well cam ouflaged as to be completely un recognizable and the forts were fitted with revolving steel gun turrets Concealed soviet sharpshooters were said to have poured a hail of fire upon advancing German soldiers from the closest range With the support of heavy how itzers DNB claimed the Germans managed to disable the soviet gun turrets Pioneer detachmcnls then forced their way up to the bunk ers under heavy artillery barrages and exploded charges which ripped open the soviet bunkers and killed the Russian defense crews German informed sources claimed that the line of bunkers taken in this area was mosl im portant because of its location at the center of the front before Moscow captured south of Rogachev Actually the Izvestia corres pondent telephoned the Russians not only drove back the Germans 20 miles at that point but forced them back from the Dnieper river at several places north of Rogachev after silencing artillery and routine tanks which had been pressing o the attack Civilians returned to Rogachev Monday night the correspondent to find that the Germans had Soldiers Tie Notes to Balloons Used in Machine Gun Practice FORT SHERIDAN 111 The marksmanship of ROTC ca dets firing machine guns at rubber balloons in antiaircraft drill left something lo be desired The Sheridan post newspaper say his was the reason Lonely cadets were attaching notes to the balloons asking lovely ladies hereabouts to write to them 1 looted the city and hurned many homes Rogachev highway was reported choked with captured German tanks Both Rogachev and Zhlobin are on the west bank of the Dnieper Rogachev is on the BobruiskRos lavlMoscow road The high commands afternoon communique Tuesday reporled that Ihere was stubborn fighting on the Moscow and Lenigrad fronts In other sectors it said there was no large scale fighting and there had been no changes of moment in the position of Russian troops Russian planes bombed re fineries in the Floesti oil fields of Rumania during the night the communique said Izvestias telephoned dispatch one of the few eyewitness stories direct from the front was an Im plicit denial of German reports that the Russian forces were in a slate of dissolution ami that the Germans had broken the Stalin line at all important points For the Germans to suffer a defeat in which they were thrown back for 20 miles would indicate dial Ihe Russian forces were intact and that as Russian communiques had insisted from day to day they were counterattacking vigorous ly The first communique of Ihe day had said that the Russian troops were ripping into the Ger man lines in counterattacks on three fronts and the air force navy and coastal guns had sunk or set afire 25 troopladen German transports three destroyers and a tankfilled barge in a perfectly timed combined attack in the Baltic Describing the Baltin atlack a war communique said that on Saturday night a German con voy taking troops and tanks presumably to Finland heavily protected by destroyers palrol ships torpedo boats and fishier Planes was sighted by Russian scout units II was not specified whether naval or air craft had sighted the fleet The Russian Baltic fleet and air force supported by coastal guns attacked the German fleet fiercely and persistently it was reported with the result that 13 transports two destroyers and the tankbear ing barge were sunk and 13 trans ports and one destroyer were heavily damaged and are now on fire1 It was asserted that the Rus sians emerged from the baltle without the loss of a ship or an airplane Substanliation of the Russian claim would mean lhat the Ger mans had suffered two convoy disasters in the Baltic in three days last week Stockholm re ported Friday that at least Ihrec Hayward German transports including the c Postal Departments ft Air Mail Service Has 5504 ton passenger liner Tanncn berg were driven into a min by Russian war Wednesday night off the southeast Swedish coast Many i f r i j n survivors were landed by Swedish flOut ot I P craft When a United Press cor respondent telephoned the story to Zurich he had just given the name of the Tannenberg as given by a German survivor and was about to give names of other ships when a censor presumably Swed ish severed the connection Thief Doubly Insulting DALLAS Tex Morton was irked by the thief cutting a hole in his screen en tering and taking a typewriter and a briefcase That was bad enough Morion said but he didnt have to walk all bed with muddy shoes on r m STATE LAST OF Reds Claim Russians Appear Confident British Ship FORTS TAKEN IN Loss Showed VITEBSK AREAS These members of a Russian tank crew appear in good humor despite the exhausting weekslong battle against invading Germans according to the Russian caption on this photograph flashed ly radio from Moscow to New York Red Armored Train Wreck This is the wreckage of a soviet armored train accord nig to the German censorapproved caption which accom panied the photo Blitzkrieg technic is to cut supply lines and disrupt communications before the panzer corps dash es in for the kill 2 Divorced 24 Hours Wed Second Mates at Nearly Same Time RENO Nev 24 hours after getting his final di vorce decree Antone Marcic of Hayward knocked at the door ot a Rtno judge with Miss Marie L Ferguson 22 The judge was busy marrying another couple It was Marcics former wife Rose 28 and Ray T Fisher of WATERLOO The postof fice departments airmail service showed a profit of 17 per cent for 1940 and expects a similar profit in 1041 Roy M Martin of Washington D C superinleiident mail said here Monday We hope the record will con tinue and the service will be able of air night to break even on all costs he said at the annual banquet of the Iowa convention of Letter Car riers and Womens auxiliary The service did a business of 519200000 in 1H40 and expects to over my clean do about 520000000 in 1941 he added Frank Miles Hopes Iowa Can Lead U S in Aluminum Drive DES MOINES OP Frank Miles cochairman of Ihe Iowa drive for collection of scrap alum inum for national defense hopes Iowa can lead the nation in lhat campaign as the Hawkeye state led the nation in liberty loan drives in the first World war Relating that Iowa forced other states to adopt the slogan Match Iowa in Ihe liberty loan drives Miles Monday niphl lold a mecl inp of cily aluminum committees that collections in the stale should bring the slogan into use again The campaign runs nationally July 21 to 29 inclusive Drop in June LONDON ship ping losses of 79 ships totalin 329296 tons during June were announced Tuesday by the admir alty t The tonnage which included British allied and neutral losses was less than for any month since July 1940 with the exception of last December and January Seventyfour ships aggregating 325616 tons were admitted lost December and 59 vessels to taling 30973 tons in January British losses for June were jiven as 52 ships totaling 228284 less than any mnnlh in the past 12 with the exception of January when 41 vessels of 205 473 tons were sent to the bottom Hereafter an authoritative source said shipping losses will not be published at regular in tervals because by this means valuable information is given lo the enemy From lime to time we shall however consider publication of shipping losses as may be re tuilrcd the source said We hope lo keep the public fully informed June mercantile losses heavy as Ihcy are certainly give us hope for belter figures in the future and they certainly must be a disappointment to Hitler His submarine crews are ex panding maximum effort but slill they sec large convoys of our vessels Our position is im proving because of help from the United States and greater speed in turnaround The June losses in addition tn the British included 19 allied ships of 82727 tons and neutrals of 1B285 tons the admir alty said Along with decreased losses one source said more axis ship ping is being sunk because the RAF is expanding its attacks to coastwise vessels and to com munications directing the move ments of transports British sources recalled the Germans claimed lo have sunk 778283 tons of shipping in June and the Italians claimed 98500 tons sunk making a total of 878 783 These claims an authorized source said represent an exag geration of just J65 per cenl RUSSIANS NOW ARE ALLIES OF GREAT BRITAIN Churchill States Only Object in Syria Was to Beat Germans LONDON Prime Minis ter Winston Churchill lold com mons Tuesday that Great Brit ain and soviet Russia now are allies Churchill said that of course Jie AngloRussian agreement Desperate Leap From Hospital Swim Across River Comes to Naught IOWA CITV desperate leap from a hospital window and a swim across the Iowa river came o naught here Monday for James Boone 19 because he slopped to phone his wife Boone a Litm county prisoner was brought to Ihe general hos pital here Officers said he jumped out he window to a golf course below and ran apparently unin jured to the river After negotiating the river he put in the call for his wife at her mothers home just outside of Cedar Rapids Officers said they seized him there laler i Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy and slightly cooler with showers Tuesday night Wednesday Emmetsburg Youth 18 Is Killed in Sioux City Crash serv ices for Virgil Dallugy 18 of Em metsburg who died Tuesday in a Sioux City hospital from injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash there will be held here Wednes day He was the son of Mr and Mrs Paul Dallugy of EmmoUburg He is survived by six brothers and sisters an alliance and the Russian peo ple are now our allies Churchill emphasized how ever that Britain has not leagued herself with the com munists nor to fight any bat tles for communism Expressing the official British position Churchill repeated the words of Gen Jan Christian Smuts South African premier stating Let no one say we are now in league with the communists and fighting the battle of commun ism He indicated that Smuts had clearly expressed the official Brit ish view An agreement between Rus sia and the refugee Polish gov ernment covering matters of controversy arising from Rus sia action in moving into Po land in September 1939 is im minent Churchill indicated Replying to Hastings B Lees Smith labor member who asked for a statement on Russia Churchill said Toward Ihe end of last week it became possible to make a sol emn agreement between the Brit ish and Russian governments car rying with it the full assent of the British and Russian people and the great dominions of the crown for united action against our com mon foe Both the British apd the Rus sian governments have undertak en lo continue the war against Hitlerite Germany to the utmost of llicir strength nnd lo help each other ns much as possible in every way and not to make peace sep arately The agreement which has been signed and the text of which has been published cannot fail to ex ercise a highly beneficial and po tent influence on the future of the war It is of course an alliance and the Russian people are now our allies FRATERNAL STRIFE IN SYRIA ENDED Turning to the Syrian question Churchill emphasized that the Brilish sought no advantage in Syria Our only object he said been to beat the Germans help win Ihe war US Vessel to Sail With Nazi Consuls NEW YORK pride of the American Merchant Marine was to leave Tuesday night on a maiden traiisAtlantic voyage as strange as any in history Farewell parties are banned on the great drabgray vessel that will sail for Lisbon with nearly 500 passengers straight into wardan gerouswaters Aboard will be German and Italian consular officials and other agents of axis governments and their families who are quitting the United States by order of the stale department The ship is the 27000lon for mer liner mer chant vessel ever built in this has been con verted into a navy transport and renamed the West Point Sailing time was scheduled for 2 p m but the mass de parture of axis nationals will be delayed pending the arrival of 16 German consular representatives flying here from San Francisco The latler group including Dr Hans Borchers consul general at New York and Capt Fritz Weide mann who held the same post In San Francisco planned originally to sail for Japan but missed their boat while awaiting a British guar antee of safe conduct that came too late Ill a lastminute dash to catch Ihe West Point they chartered three transport planes anil took off shortly after 2 a m which with the usual flying time of 18 li hours should allow them to reach New York by p m CST They paid the state department had promised the liner would be held for them Another eleventhHour de velopment in the expulsion of the group which had been as sured safe passage Jo Lisbon was the release Monday night of three Germans from Ellis Island X The state department turned loose Dr Korth Rieth former German ambassador to Austria held on charges of violating the immigration laws and Dr Man fred Zapp and Gucnther Tonn German newspapermen accused of neglecting lo register as for eign agents so that alt three could sail on the West Point Elaborate precautions have been arranged by the state department and Ihe York police o pie vent any demonstration or inci dent at sailing lime No one will be permitted either on the pier or on board the vessel for bon voy age parties and once aboard the passengers will not be allowed to set foot again on American soil Among others sailing will be Dr Herbert W Scholz former nazi consul In Boston Riccardo Moscati and G DAUngnol Ital ian consuls in Chicago and Baron Kdgar Spiegel German consul at New Orleans The West no has huge painted American flags WOULD BE ON REGIONAL BASIS WHERE NEEDED President Declares Defense Plans Impeded by Power Shortage WASHINGTON President Roosevelt asked congress Tuesday for legislation to provide daylight saving lime upon such a regional or national basis and for such part or all of the year as he might deem necessary in the interest o our national defense The chief executive made the recommendation in letters lo Speaker Rayburn and Vice Presi dent Wallace supporting it with figures to show that the effects of a yeararound daylight saving would result in a probable reduc tion of 736282000 kilowatthours in the use of electricity Mr Roosevelt also sent letters lo eight southern governors telling of a need for daylight time and de claring that the country is faced with a serious power shortage that is impeding the national defense program The shortage is particularly acute he said in the southeastern portion of the country The letters went to the governors of Alabama Virginia Tennessee North and South Carolina Geor Mississippi and Florida Noting in his letter to Rayburn nnd Wallace that daylight savinR already was in effcut in the sum mer in many highly industrialized areas of New England the Middle Atlantic and North Central states Mr Roosevelt said government agencies primarily interested in the fullest utilization of electricity for defense had advised him that there is immediate need for the extension of this saving time to other parts of the country including in particular the south eastern states He said the agencies had told him also there was a need for Hie establishment of yeararound day light saving time in various parts or all of the country V In his communications to the eiKhl governors Sir Roosevelt expressed a hope Hint if it was legally possible proclamations would be issued o nul daylight saving time into in their states V Every effort is bcins made tc governors were advised tn meet rapidly increasing power require ments It is hoped the chief executive added that emergency transmis sion connections will shortly make it possible to deliver any excess power from one region to an other He said it was imperative in the southeast that action be taken ID alleviate the present shortage at the earliest possible moment and He said the military conven tion ending hostilities had been sigacd in a cordial spirit with both sides putting an end o the fratricidal strife between Frenchmen and British Aus tralian and Indian soldiers He welcomed the fact lhat Brit ish relations with the Vichy gov ernment had not grown worse de spite Ihe Syrian affair and said Ihis is proof of the deep compre hension of the French people of the Iruc issues at stake in the world Churchill rejoiced lhat inde pendence had been restored to Syria and Lebanon which he dc partly cloudy and cooler IOWA Partly cloudy scattered showers east slightly cooler Tuesday night Wednesday part MINNESOTA Partly cloudy cool1 scribed as liberated from dangcr er extreme cast Tuesday night Wednesday generally fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics j richls of the Syrian races Maximum Monday BO Minimum Monday night 55 At 8 a m Tuesday 70 Rain 09 inch YEAR AGO Maximum R6 Minimum 59 EXTENDED FORECAST CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m July 15 to p m July 19 194J inc CST Upper Mississippi Valley Iowa and Illinois Indiana Wisconsin except those portions that drain into the Groat Lakes Temperature will average near or slightly above normal with little trend Rainfall will average mostly heavy occurring al begin ning over south portions and gen erally during latter half of period ous German intrigues and infiltra tion and promised to preserve Ihe primary rights of France in Syria without prejudice to the He paid tribute to conduct of the Syrian campaign by Gen Sir Archibald Wavell retiring middle eastern commander and Lieut Gen Henry Maitland Wilson in actual charge of the Syrian cam paign He said he had hoped lo present the final terms of the Syrian con vention to the house but they had not yet been received in final form WONT IMPERIL FREEDOM MILWAUKEE Wis eral Security Administrator Paul V McNutt declared that the na tional administration would do everything in its power lo avoid war except imperil the freedom and security without which Americans cannot live her sides and enabled to use her lights safely even when in wat ers in the war zone because of the safe conduct agreement with Great expected to make the crossing in seven davs it is scheduled lo leave Lisbon July 25 with about 500 American consular employes and other United Slates citizens expelled from axis countries LOOK INSIDE FOR NONE HURT IN POWDER BLAST Officials Report Third Explosion in Recent Months Fire Follows SOUTH ACTION Mass An explosion the third in recent months wrecked a square wooden powder building of the American Cyanamid corporation Wednesday but officials of the gunpowder company said no one was injured Fire swept the structure after the blast but company fire ap paratus kept the flames under control The building was one of several small isolated buildings in which black powder is manufactured Officials said that although the explosion occurred shortly after employes reported no one was in the building The cause was un determined Two workmen died of injuries suffered in the first blast several months ago BOB ZUPPKE Wins New Contract as Coach of Illini SPORTS PACK Jubilee Day to Be at Dows Wednesday STATE PAGE Des Moines Police Only Nudging Tavern Owners on New Law DKS MOINES Des Moines police arc only nudging tavern owners about obeying the new beerdance ordinance but the truce wont last long Safety Commissioner Charles Triplett said 1 suppose all the boys will do at first is to make the customers stop dancing if the taverns dont have a new license and proper su pervision But after being warned rmiil action will foow if hov rion1 comply with the law   

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