Friday, July 18, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa C E P A 3 T r c T C c v P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY IS 194T THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT r v VT i WV Ottri IQJVJX T rt SECTION ONE NO 241 JAPAN MAY LAUNCH WAR ON REDS Heavy Rams Threaten to BogDown German HITLER ARMIES REACH CRITICAL PERIOD IN WAR Believe Juggernaut Drives on Leningrad Moscow Not Stopped BULLETIN LONDON The German nigh command claimed capture of Smolensk on the main road to Moscow in a special an nouncement broadcast over the German radio Friday night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain drenched the bloodyRus sianGerman war front Friday threatening to bog down Adolf iHtlers mechanized armies at a critical moment in the 27dayold campaign but the nazi high com mand asserted that gigantic bat tles on the eastern front are de veloping in our favor in all direc tions By contrast the soviet high command declared that after vi olent allnight fighting the Red armies were still holding all vital positions with no significant changes in the vast struggle of 9000000 men Authoritative sources in London said the nazi juggernaut drives toward Leningrad and Moscow had not been completely halted but that the Russians were counter attacking fiercely in several sec tors Dispatches from Berlin said Ger ingrad Russias second biggest city had captured a Russian air plane depot with 15 planes and seized 4000 horses 1000 trucks and 1000 prisoners amid heavy losses to the Soviets Beyond this claim the Ger mans made no specific report o fresh gains asserting broadly that a sweeping nazi victory was m sight DNB the official German news agency said a whole battalion of women in the red army forces defending the route to Leningrad had been captured In London official quarters said Germanys armies and air force were threatened with an acute shortage of oil and fuel if the Russian campaign con tinues through September Al ready jl was said nazi supplies nave been severely cut by in vasion of the U S S R and bv soviet aerial bombardment of the Ploesti oil fields in Rumania and supplies captured in the nazi sweep across western Eu rope have been used up Evidence that a similar pinch was being felt in Italy was seen in a fascist government order Fri day canceling all gasoline ration for private automobiles effective of I o e growng difficulty in getting rubber and asoline the British gasoline through blockade Soviet dispatches pictured Red army troops as violently assailing the flanks of the German drive to ward Moscow offering suicidal re sistance at many strong points be hind the nazi spearheads and con ducting a ceaseless guerilla war fare JH A soviet communique again spoke lhe favy Sitingduring the night bro in the Booruisk sector on the south side of the Smolensk salient where the Germans have crashed through the center of the Stalin line It was in Ihe Bobruisk that Moscow reported soviet troops had opened a powerful counteroffensive hurling the Germans back across the Dnepr river for more than 19 miles The main fighting was reported by the Soviets still to be in the Smolensk area 230 miles west of Moscow in the PskovPorkhv scc fion 150 miles southwest of Len ingrad and the NovogradVolynski sector 130 miles west of Kiev if In addition Ihc Russians vajd serious fighting again had devel oped in Bessarabia A German re port from Bucharest said the Bes sarabian towns of Hotin Soroca and Orhei as well as the Chinmau had been occupied by German and Rumanian troops The Germans pictured Kiev ai shorn of its last protective for tresses many of which were re ported defended by suicide squads hidden in threestory deep subterranean vaults Polotsk and Smolensk were re ported in German hands Greenhouse Damaged by Hail JJ JUMP fusy taking down the pieces of om the roof Many tiny slivers of glass which fell into the soil of the workers as long as the soil is used Lock photo Hail Strips Leaves From Trees Dents Auto Tops Flattens Oats at Clear Lake Thousands of Dollars of Damage Done to Cottages and Crops DRAWN IN THE DRAFT Swaledale and Clear Lake Youths Get First Numbers in Cerro Gordo County Draft Boards at at v REVEALS WASHINGTON of 21yearold men who held i draft registration number IM were but a few short weeks from I army service Friday blind chance in a pink capsule having deter mined that among 750000 of their fellows they should be the first to be called It was all settled in a national lottery Thursday niffht in the departmental auditorium There at p m C S T a blind folded selectee who has already earneil his sergeants stripes ilJJI V mate idea of when he may called to service This is how use il drawn Each registrant has signed a serial number been as Tlie leit they are registered with different draft boards The scvemh capsule be containing serial number 39 was i to j Hie next to affect selectees with I eithei that number were Glnnn Clyd FACES DISCARD Strong Adherence to TriPartite Treaty Announced by Toyoda By UNITED PRESS There were increasing signs Friday lapan may move against the soviet in the Far East Japans new foreign minister Admiral Teijiro Toyoda issued r local board Men holding au apparently significant dec number were Glenn Clyde hinting that Japan will stand by her commitments to hand column lists these serial Russell of Mason City with local i by hfr tommil numbers in numerical order from board No 1 and Mnlvin i Hail stones the size of golf balls literally stripped leaves from trees in the city of Clear Lake and along the north shore to about the Country club broke class in many cars parked in the streets and yards dented aufo lops and wrought havoc with neon signs along Main street about 7 oclock Thursday night Damage could not be estimafed but it was certain to run into thousands of dollars considering the holes in cottage roofs broken window panes in homes and autos and the onts fields flattened by the storm The Lake Shore hotel estimated its water damage alone at a Hailstones made holes in a new composition roof installed last spring permitting the rnin to come through Miss North Iowa the nnlv seaplane operating in Iowa was riddled with holes the size of the nail appearing much as if a ma chine gun had reached it It was beached near Ihe municipal beach in Clear Lake when the nail storm started A lhe town some Olltbuldings at the Metgaard sounded like the approach of a farm six miles north of Ventura tornado This area was in lhe had been blown over in the wind outer ivmge of the stovrn in ken This wasabout on the edge of the storm however and crops between Clear Lak and Mason City did not appear greatly r damaged and little damage was reported to the south or west of the lake Windows in cotiaees and roofs were damased considerably by the hail and heavy rain that fol lowed by about an hour Imme diately after the hail the ground oun was covered with the white hail in many places several inches deep White steam rose from this due to the hot wind that followed the hail storm and the ground ap peared as if it was burning for a few Following the hot wind a sec ond rain storm started that ladled approximately an hour and filled the streets and highways with wa ter because sewers filled of clogged storm with debris from tree1 and lawns Cottage dwellers at Dodges Point where the hail was light reported that at the height of the storm in Ihe town of Clear lake there was a noise which sounded much like the roar of a machine jrun company Residents in the vicinity of Ihc Clear Lake Couvtrv club reoortcd fhat the roar ofthe hail falling on Damage was reported on many farms north and west of Clear Lake Oats which were only part ly cut were flattened on the El mer Luscomb Earl Lambert and C C Jacobscn farms The corn crops on these farms were not damaged as much although some of it was shreddctl The Charles Crane farm north of Clear Lake received lhe most damage to crops A metal roof over the Oluf T Hansen store grocery addi tion was perforated by the hail and water damaged much of the stock A composition roof laid on the Lakeshore hotel this Mnns also perforated causing much water damage to the hotel Rainfall in the Clear Lake area was reported as 115 inches Considerable damage was done to gardens frees and shrubs in the residential area of the citv bam Kennedy reported that his vegetable fields east of town had suffered about 25 per cent dam age while his fields south and north appeared to be little hurt At the Culver gardens damage to tomatoes and other vegetables was estimated Friday morning at about 25 per cent A heavy rainfall accompanied bv light hail and wind started in Mason City shortly after 8 oclock A total rainfall of 176 inches was reported in Mason City with no damage reported other than water leaks Between and oclock the Mason City fire department answered six calls four of which were for water leaks A short in a floor plug in the kitchen of the Dr Jay E Houla Jian home 1016 Third street southwest was reported at 815 oclock j Water was reported leaking in property of Mrs M J Hockadjrv II3i East State street at Bil I o clock Die Sam Raizes department store building 303305 South Fed eral avenue at oclock the Stag poo hall oclock and the Mier Wolf and Sons store 307 South Federal avenue oclock A short in the wiring of the kitchcn was also reported at the E W Morgan home 1214 Adams avenue northwest at oclock At the Ed Latch four miles northwest and the Rollin Luscomb farms six miles northwest of Clear Lake the oats already had been cut but the leaves were stripped from Ihe corn by the hail A report that the windmill and storm which followed the hail could not be confirmed Farm tele phone lines throughout the terri tory were reported down The Frost orchard north of Clear Like reported the apple crop badly damaged Representatives in Clear Lake of various insurance companies were swamped with literally hun dreds of claims for damages mostly minor items like broken windows dented auto tops and broken windshields Roofs also accounted for many claims Garden stuff egnccially thit with broad leaves took most of Ihe punishment Tomato vines were badly cut in some gardens and beets cabbage raspberries distinction ind plums suffered damage out one The number it con tained was 196 Two hours and 26 minutes later the drawing was finished by another selec tee who took out the last cap sule holding number 630 Friday selective service head quarters put its whole force to work checking and rcchecking a master list of the 800 numbers drawn and by the weekend copies of this list will be sent out to the countrys 6500 local draft boards Their job will be to arrange their 21yearold registrants enrolled July 1 in the order of their reg istration numbers on the national list and then integrate them with the registrants remaining from the first selective service en rollment last October Officials said this process and Jhe classification procedure to follow would require several weeks and that the first of the 21yearolds probably would be inducted into the army around Sept 1 Gen Lewis B Hcrshey deputy selective service director said in opening Thursday nights ceremony that they and he older group of men signed up last year constituted Americas hope for protection now and security for the future ller sheys address to the jam packed auditorium audience was brief and as lie finished he turned to Navy Secretary Knox to draw the first number Knox however said he would prefer to step aside in favor of the senior noncommissioned of ficer among SO selectees brought m from nearby army camps to assist in the drawing In response to a call from Hershey Staff Sergt Robert W Shacklcton of New York City stationed at Fort Dix N J stepped forward with a snappy salute and a broad grin and pulled out ISO Shortly after it was flashed over the country city and hamlet began to report In New Hamp shire only one registrant in the whole state held the number meaning that only one of the draft districts there hud as many as Iflli men registered The singu distinction of being number registrant for the state fell I to Lucicn A Pjirciitcau of Man chester a civilian carpenters helper at the Portsmouth navy yard i Caffrey Palton j First in County Number did not affect any one registered with Cerro Gordo local draft boards Nos 1 and 2 The second number drawn by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox was 8 This was the first board No 1 and Melvin Warren i also of Mason Citv with local tl No 2 serial number as column o the signed you In the Washington drawing 800 numbers were used but local boards in loiva and Nebraska have no serial number higher than 300 Opposite in the right hand coli order number affecting selcclees umn you will find i sequence i with cither local draft board number This number was deter by the lottery Thursday It represents the number vs made from the goldfish before your serial number that she Is considering throw ing overboard the nonaggres sioii treaty with Russia Such action would clear tho 1 down this way for a Japanese assault upon mined mght Neil Caffrey of Clear Lake serial number 98 who received ju Q1 the first order number from local bowl draft board No 2 in Cerro Gordo county was unaware that he was first on lhe list in the new lottery which took place Thursday eve ning When a call was made to his home Friday morning his moth er said that he did not know about it and was working in the rields as usual Walter Luverne Patton of Swaledale who also had serial number 98 was the first on the list with local draft board No 2 Because of misplaced cards when registrants were listed with local drift boards both Caffrey and Patton happen to be from the west part of the county although was reached This sequence number will de IJK i n LJC i win ermine roughly when your serial number will be called for service It will not determine it exactlv because first your local board must take the sequence numbers and compute by the ratio of new and old numbers where in the list of unclassified registrants of last October your name should be placed If for example the leftover list contains 100 registrants and there are JO new registrants the first sequence number will become order number 11 on the list Se fjuence No 1 similarly would be inserted after the twentieth num ber on the old list and so on Ylenct Varanoff mans divorcee and glamour girl Meet her in Castle of Contentment The new serial by LORENA CARLETON Turn to Comic Page But in the city of Philadel phia five men were registered as and in New York City Hie holders of that number in cluded a Chinese Won Yce Choy Another Chinese Yuan Chomr Chan had been among the New York holders of No 158 first drawn in the lottery last October and lie is now at Fort Dix j The second number drawn by Secretary Knox was half or the first one Among those it was Charles C Craig formerly a star Rutgers tackle and a member last fall of the New ark Bears pro football team Another holder of 98 Albert Herlcl an Associated Press photo clerk watched his number come over the automatic printer in the Chicago office It made him No 1 man in his draft district I wasnt tonkin much about il o said Then rio cnnc there it was Ill be happy n go David F Short Oklahoma City mattress factory employe also held 98 and when asked by re porters whether he had any de pendents replied Im bavin one Saturday My wifes having a baby GOLDEN JUBILEE OPENS GRAND RAPIDS Minn Residents of Grand Rapids once the center of Minnesotas logging industry opened a threeday gold en jubilee celebration Friday 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 21 25 2fi 27 28 2 31 32 33 31 35 36 37 38 3n 4 43 45 4B 50 51 52 33 51 KO 61 6i 63 G4 65 66 67 18 69 70 71 72 71 74 527 522 591 570 517 208 fill 4 50 215 SB 37 41 554 429 37 58 211 4 Cfl 437 727 IM 654 2m 193 72 3S5 784 587 773 102 205 722 7 392 50S 331 too 333 3S4 202 fi4G 134 468 421 152 105 fiIH 7t 714 744 222 705 365 584 447 121 711 593 98 240 553 132 3fiO 17 50 78 T 80 81 82 R4 SS Sfi 87 88 8 90 91 93 34 95 9fi 97 an S 101 102 103 105 0fi HI7 108 10 lit 111 m 113 114 115 llfi 117 llfi nn 120 121 122 123 124 125 12fi 127 128 12 131 132 l51 134 135 I3S 137 138 133 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 14R 1 1 150 524 1S9 455 flin 588 Ififi 513 44li B52 Uif 405 4311 324 530 540 140 311 29 734 2 330 it 2 GO 2ffi 155 75 31 IOC 54 244 125 735 704 747 182 62 224 six 703 220 100 770 393 592 67 D 566 15fi 372 557 425 590 297 323 568 184 207 601 383 69 86 386 529 374 243 B5fi 533 151 152 153 154 155 15fi 157 158 159 I do Mil M2 163 1R4 Ui6 167 1KB 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 17fi 177 178 nn 180 18 182 183 184 IRS 186 187 IRR 189 190 191 192 193 134 195 19R 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 21K 217 21S 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 359 3R 35 791 7fiO 52 457 775 174 61 291 fiO1 R72 3R2 561 157 339 245 336 ifiO 745 350 678 322 743 175 7fi 525 370 757 312 93 313 461 731 283 12 80 574 378 351 02 768 580 763 665 135 22 542 640 141 23 363 187 433 708 674 215 618 19 595 500 520 255 567 733 150 343 33 81 781 30fi 578 Russia at Vladivostok and in Si beria md the maritime provinces j London heard that Germany has sent Japan an SOS asking for a quick attack on the soviet in or der io aid the nazi offensive in Russia The statement by Toyoda gave the clearest hint which has yet been received of the nature of the policy to be followed by the new ultramilitaristic nationalist reg ime of Prince Fumimaro Konoye It was a direct at Yosuke Matsuoka retiring foreign min ister who negotiated not only the tripowcr pact hut the pacl with Russia Toyoda said that he had been fully informed of the negotiations which led to signature of Japans pact with Germany and Italy but Ue added in the last three period of the signa ture of the sovietJapanese he had imperfect know ledge of Japanese diplomacy Hence added Ihe new foreign minister he is prepared to re examine policy over this period md make a judgment accnrd The atmosphere in Japan ap peared to be one of urgent crisis Tiie vernacular press vvis ham mering away it wliat was called the Siberian question 22li 227 22R 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 23fi 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 24 S 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 25fi 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 2B4 265 2fi7 268 269 271 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 27 2Bf 281 2S2 233 2R4 285 286 287 288 289 290 231 292 293 294 295 29fi 297 298 293 300 f 431 514 217 Ii22 599 2fl2 579 418 ia 71 B 3B8 723 116 295 i 7C7 40 375 783 417 H2 4 302 145 113 30 i 41 257 f3R 523 B81 415 fiS7 531 fi4 41Bj 536 i 321 j 146 14 i NEW CABINET FORMED BY PRINCE KONOYK Fumimaro Konoye Friday formed a stream lined cabinet with half its mem bers generals or admirals and de clared that lhe empires policy for coping with the international situation alrcndv liis been fixed and it now remains Cur us to put it TRINCE KONOYE New Cabinet 161 YOSIIKE MATSUOKA of Cabinet