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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AfO K 0 I H COMP HOME EDITION THS NEWSPAPK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORJ MASON CITY IQWyrUESDAY JULY 22 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PATES CONSISTS OF TWO SECWbNS SECTION ONI BOMBERS START FIRES IN MOSCOW Troops 100 Miles Beyond Dnieper River JAPAN SENDING Nazi Pressure Brings Neare ARMY TfMADn Crucial Action of Strategic mirr AKMY TOWARD Withdrawal by Russian Force DRAFTTRAIN1NG SIBERIAN LINES u T M n the of the fierce nazi pressure airainst Heavy Troop Movements the Russian battle line we would seem to be Hearing ilpicliy Reported ToklO PreSS u a better gauge of the efficiency Praises Axis Alliance 1 refer to what looks like the SHANGHAI UR Japanese military authorities have virtually tu waai 10 halted all nonmilitary traffic in impending necessity of wide northern China Manchukuo and sPread Russian withdrawals for Japan reliable informants assert ed Tuesday because of wide scale mobilization movements as part of which many troops are being sent northward toward the Siberian frontier Foreigners are unable to obtain passport visas to Manchukuo due to military movements by rail road Japanese steamships head ing northward from the Shanghai area are refusing passengers Informants said loreignevs in Peiping are unable to obtain rail road passage anywhere in north MACKENZIE ern China and that there are con ing of such slant heavy troop movements through Peiping Tientsin and Kal gan inner Mongolia Foreign military observers re port that the Japanese arc heavily strengthening their K w a n I u n g army in with artillery and that infantry and other troops are moving northward These informants continue to express belief that for the present the troop movements northward are precautionary and that no Japanese attack on Russia is likely unless the Germans win a Belief here is that Japan will strike toward French hidoChina first and will strike soon Japanese embassy officials here are advising foreigners that they will grant visas to Japan But Japanese ships arebooked fully to the end of August and transporta tion to Japan is hence not avail able Japanese Assure Germany Italy TOKIO was dis closed Tuesday to have assured Germany and Italy that the axis military alliance continues to be the foundation of her foreign pol ity and the press predicted prompt active steps to solve what were described as Japans three most pressing foreign prob lems These were listed as AngloAmericaan encircle ment of southern Asia Settlement of the China war Preparation for any eventu alities resulting from possible Russian collapse The Japanese newspapers save widest atlentiion to reports alleg ing that British nnd Chinese forces are preparing to enter French IndoChina and indicated that Japan at the earliest moment will launch precautionary mea H was indicated that Sitomatsu Kato Japanese ambassador to Vichy has discussed the Indo China question with VicePremier Admiral Jean Francois Darlan re cently Officials declined comment on these discussions but it was re ported that a mutual assistance pact which would give Japan a more favorable position for pro tecting IndoChina against the alleged BritishChinese threats may be under negotiation The newspaper Asahi demanded that immediate action be taken lo render Japan secure acamst the menaces which changes in the world situation have created Pirelli Nichi said that Russia is anxious to retain AngloAmerican sympathy and therefore undoubt edly will cooperate with Britain n nnd the United States in aidin the Chungking regime of China Patrolman Halts Iowa Motorist Then Helps Him Speed to Hospital DES MOINES The tables were turned on Patrolman Joe Brindley when he stopped Oscar Sparland 26 of Des Moines after watching him speed 60 miles an hour down University avenue Dont stop me now my wifes about lo have a baby Sparland pleaded Brindley with sirens blowing escorted the couple to the hospital where Mrs Sparland gave hirth to a sevenpound daughter 20 minutes after her arrival By DEJVITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst army is on the point of dissolu lien the purpose of straighte n i n g their vast line and the re form i n t of fresh defenses farther a move m e n t which repre sents one of the most diffi cult that any high command can undertake The develop great retirement will present the nazis with the opportunity for offensives which might easily turn an orderly stra tegic withdrawal info a debacle unless it be carried out with con summate skill Thus the outcome of the RussoGerman war must depend on whether the red army can retain its its morale While the bolshevists have been doing a magnificent job of hold ing their lines against superior German strength it would be too much to expect that this defense could continue along the present front We have the great salient thrust into the center of the Rus sian line to the grave danger of the defense the nazi drive against Leningrad has created the threat of a turning movement on the northern end of the line and just now on the southern part of the front the Germans are making a swift thrust clown Ihe Dnieper river which is calculated to cut off a large Russian force Meanwhile the Germans con tinue sweeping claims of wide spread destruction of red fight ins units even iip to the size of a division of 15000 men This is being achieved by the use of swiftly driving tank units which encircle bodies of Russian troops and hold them in this steel trap while the helldivine nazi bombers slaughter them or force their surrender In this manner the invaders are carrying out their announced purpose of destroying the red army And the way the lighting is going its apparent that the nazis are as they claim more bent on this srim and bloody business than on the capture of cities The fall of the cities will be automatic if the fighting men are wiped out So taking it all in all reasonable to assume that it he i r y mcive f h t epec muc r east of the capital abandoning great battle swells LOOK INSIDE FOR JESSE JONES Tells of Loan to Great Britain PAGE 2 North lowans Awarded Degrees at Iowa State STATE PAGE western Russia to the enemy That line perhaps follow roughly the line of the Volga river However such a creat with drawal neednt represent an ir reparable disaster or anything like it As already indicated if Ihe bolshevisls can retain their mobility and make an orderly withdrawal in the face of heavy German offensives we shall find the defenders facing west when the nazis have consoli dated their position in Moscow if if There would seem reason why to be no bolshevists shouldnt then continue the war indcrinitcly even into a term of years Their man power is inex houstible and their resources vasl We have seen the really ereat i r t V the grounds that if overlook that the Russian is tra ilioiially good on the defense He the World war within the limits BE 16 MONTHS General Palmer Says Hitler Goals Call for Encircling U S WASHINGTON UP Senaloi Tatt ROhio proposed Tuesday hat congress limit the service of selectees reserves and national guardsmen to IB instead of the present 12 months Tatt laid this proposal before the senate military affairs com mittee after a group of witnesses most of them opponents had tes tified on the effects of pending proposal to extend indefinitely the period of service for cilixcn soldiers Chairman Reynolds DN C directed that Gen GcnrKi C Marshall army chief nf staff be queried as to the effect of Tafts plan which the Ohio sen ator said would provide for he release of TSOflO draftees from the army each month with none serving more than IS months I I As outlined by Taft the proj posal would provide the army Uith 3272000 trained officers and men at all times The remainder of a 1948000 tMal force would be made up of those undergoing pre liminary training As new selectees were brought m at the rate of 75000 a month he said IhereEcrve would be in creased by that number Gen John McAuley Palmer retired totd the senate military committee Tuesday if was his opinion that Adolf Hitler in or der o accomplish his aims must conquer or encircle the United States Testifying in support of legisjn tion opposed the legislation on serves and national guardsmen in army service beyond the present limit of one year Palmer warned that the army would disintegrate at a critical time if this were not followed In my opinion said Palm er a former assistant chief of staff under Gen John 1 Per shing our peril is greater than it ever has been in our history AH of Che forces of naziism are deployed against us In order to achieve his aim Hit ler must conquer or encircle the United States Here is a scene in Sverdlov Square in Moscow which was raided by German planus Left to right arc the Hole Melropole the Maly Opera and extreme right the jrrand theater of the opera and hallet Thp concilia on decent pay were offered sufficient nrmv 111 1 nni 1 1 tii 01 was good against the British in the Crimea LMnL 11 L tue woriu war wi be long before the Russians will of his possibilities be thrown back or have to with Now that the red troops have draw to new lines Fresh troops given us an exhibition of what mubt be available now from the they can do there is no doubt in recent moMaation to support my mind that they are Setter than the to expect much from leads one the Pans For Planes Next Friday our community jrets another op portunity to shoxv its patriotism Our government says dial America metal particularly valuable in the manufacture of airplanes Uncle Sam wauls our old ami excess supply lo close the gap until more manufacturing facilities can be built All give it Just remember we need not give away what we need Uncle Sam isnt asking that He only wants what we dont need Certainly we can spare that He wants householders industries and busi nesses to join in this nationwide defense effort The GlobeGazette knows now that all of these groups in this community will do their a little more Collectors will call at every home in Cerro Uordo county Friday Be ready for them c the breach of an implied promise that se lectees would not be retained more than a 3eor Administration lieutenants pushing for approval of the bill were encouraged by the senates indorsement of a farreaching property seizure measure after only one days debate EARLY HANCOCK CRASHFATALTO RESIDENT DIES LOCALBOY9 Riehm 8 1 Formerly Was Sheriff and County Home Custodian T R fiiehm 81 for BO years a resident of Hancock county dieci Tuesday morning at Ihe home of his daughter Mrs Art Klcenor nt Jewell For 20 years lie and MVP Riehm were of Die Ihmcock county far m Three years ago they retired ynd moved to Garner M r s Riehm preceded him in death in November of 1840 Mr R i e h ra was i resident of 1 i n n c o c k county for 60 years and for many years farmed east of Hnyfielcl Seven inmates who were in the took charge on April 1 1919 are still living in the home During the time the Riehms were in charge there was an av erage of 32 inmates a year Born in New York state Oneida county Mr Riehm came first tt Kloyri county with his parents Blistering Sun Boosts Temperatures DES MOINES blislevine midsummer sun Tuesday Hrnvc lemperatttres up near the 100 dc grec markin overheated Iowa i The weather bureau predicted readings in the upper 90s for much j s settling near Marble Rock He cunc to Hancock county lid years and purchiiscd n half section of land east of llayficld where he and Airs Riehm lived for several years following their marriage The first democratic sheriff to be elected in Hancock county in 1903 he served three years For 12 years he carried mail on a rural route out of Garner soon after the first routes were estab lished He used a horse and buggy and later purchased one of the first Model T Ford cars used in Garner IJoads were unimproved nnd the car was abandoned main times for the horse and buggy Mercury Goes to 90 in Mason City The mercury easily slid up to 30 at Z oclock Tuesday after noon at the KGLO transmitter station at the west edge of Mason City of the state and said the mercury might hit the century mark in isolated areas Temperatures Tuesday morning averaged seven degrees above normal It was 85 here at 9 a IT and the bureau forecast a top of around 96 Tuesday afternoon to equal he years record set 30 Mondays high was 98 at Omaha and Clarinda while Monday nights low was fit at Imvood and Cherokee In retailing slowmoving merchandise is known as dogs or pups Mason City merchants are going to kick em out on Mason Crfy Dog Days Many ar ticles will hove to find a new home More informa tion about the unlucky dogs will appear fn to morrows GlobeGazetfe Claude Morse Injured When Autos Collide on Rockwell Road Claudu Morse nine vear old son of Mr and Mrs E 6 Morse S05 Georgia avenue northeast died nl II p m Monday at Ihe hiupi MlGHWAV TAfALITy NO a result internal in juries received in an auto col lision which nc curred Sunday noon near Rockwell There w ere inc occupants in Ihe Morse car driven by H a r r y Morse when it hit a car rive n by W S McFar land of Iowa falls at a gravel road intersec tion All except Mrs Morse were taken to the Rockwell hospital for treatment The Morse car turned over and burst into flames alter the col lision It was demolished The Patterson rimcril home will be in charge of funeral ar rangements CERRO GOflOO COUNTY IN 1941 Plane Hits Auto Girl Slightly Hurt JACKSONVILLE rla Two navy flyers hailed out and parachuted to safely when their training plane went out of con trol The spinning plme crashed in a residential section and a wing shattered a window glass of an automobile in which three year old Patty Ruth Whitmore was seated She was cut slightly GIFT FOR COLLEGE MARS MTlic of Fred A Lukcn pioneer Le Mars resident who died last Friday provided for a gift of S2000 to Western Union college here and a similar sum to the Lc Mars public school district fnr books for chil dren whofc parents can not afford lo buy them Goals Bombed MOSCOW German luftwaffe struck in force for Hie first time at the capital of Rus sia Monday night and Tuesday showering high explosive and in cendiary bombs over the city and its outskirts for five and H half hours The ifovernment said 2UO bombers participated in the raid and although fires were started and civilians killed the attack should be considered a failure for no military objec tive whatsoever uas hit and 17 of Ihe bombers nearly 10 per cent of the striking force were shot down by red air fleet nihl fighters and ground gunners A large bomb crater gaped on Moskovaya street in front of the American embassy but this was the only sign of damage in the center of the city One incendiary bomh fell on he roof of the Associated IresT combination oflice and nparlmem but ayouth on guard threw it into the courtyard where it burned out Many buildings were hit hut they all appeared to be private dwellings The Kremlin and other pub lic centers were untouched Informed sources in Berlin snid that the raid was one of the strongest ever made by the Ger man air force comparable only to those which have been made on London and that 20 big fires and 12 heavy explosions were observed in the Kremlin district The Germans evidently were bent on wrecking soviet com munications for German sources said the red armys radio head quarters was in Ihe section ofthe Moskva river bend which was left ablne There was lots nf shnntino snid the Germans but Ihe tliT fense of the Russian capital was inrffeclive This first aerial thrust of Ihe war against itic soviet capital the German high command said was i retaliation for boishcvist raids nn open capitals of tin allies Bucharest Rumania and Helsinki of high soviet exe cutive and administrative import ance as well as supply industries of the city were destroyed or badly damaged the German high command said The air raid on Moscow lasted from soon after dusk until nearly dawn but found Moscow blacked out and camouflaged A Russian broadcast heard in New York by CBS said the usual atmosphere reigned in Moscow today after lie raid with trains trams and busses carrying their usual number of workers collective farmers ar nvinur in the city to sol their meal and vcgetatiles and every thing proceeding in an ordered calm drilled by six pre vious alarms which had brought o bombing were said by the Russians to have been steeled for the attack and to have acted calmly The defense crews were de clared to have similarly acquitted themselves with credit Members of the soviet govern ment staying in their capital sat out Ihe raid with the civilians The alarm came just at sunset Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY HiRhcsl tempera ture Tuesday afternoon above HO scattered thumlershowers Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy not quite so warm in afternoon IOWA Partly cloudy scattered ihundcrshowers Tuesday night and extreme cast Wednesday slightly cooler MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scat tered thundcrshowets southeast slightly cooler Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy cooler southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 87 Minimum Monday night 68 At 8 a m Tuesday 80 Rain Monday night 12 inch YKAR AGO lUavimtim Minimum 57 shortly after 10 p m in the northern latitude at this imc of the sirens sounding a full minutes This alarm much longer ihan previous alcr5 gave Musco vites the warning that a real raid was coming Then 10 minutes litrr limd speakers warned the proplr lo to their sir raid shelters They filed quietly to subway slalions anil cellars After the attack the streets were crowded by throngs as mat as those normally sccu at midday Two earlier attempts to raid Leningrad Russias secondlargest city also were reported broken up The Russians said in these raids Sunday and Monday the luft waffe failed even to penetrate to the Leningrad district and that 11 German planes were clowned in the first attempt and eight in he second against a loss of four Rus sian aircraft There was no word trom Mos cow on Berlin reports that the INREPRISALFOR HELSINKI RAIDS Germans Assert Russian Defense Lines Are No Longer Connected BULLETIN LONDON LV AH Moscow short wave radio stations web I off he air at p m p m C S T Tuesday night The shiiUinc off of Moscow broadcasts was taken here as a possible indication that the German air force was striking acain at the Russian capital which received its first homhing Monday night ISellieereul European stations customarily shut down rturine air allacks to avoid guidance to tin raiding airmen BERLIN naxi military spokesman said Tuesday night that German troops have pushed 100 miles beyond Ihe upper reaches of the Dnieper toward Moscow after the luftwaffe starled great fires in the soviet capital md damaged red army head quarters and government build ings The spokesman did not clearly indicate the extent of the German advance The Dnieper river rises about miles west of Moscow anil if the advance is from this point nazi columns would be with in 40 miles of the soviet capital Presumably however the refer ence is to the upper stvelch of the Dnieper in the region of Smolensk which would put the Germans about 100 miles from Moscow The military spokesmans re port on the drive of the spfiiheicl toward Moscow came after the nazi high command as serted that Russia is no longer able lo maintain a unified central command or oppose a connected defense line to the German as sault The iHftwaffc attack on Mos cow Monday nishr said the high command was the first uhiili has been ordered upon the Russian capita and was un derlakcrf in reprisal for soviet air attacks on Bucharest and Helsinki It was claimed by he muniitue that German bombers set numerous large fires near the Kremlin and the Moscow river Destruction it was asserted was caused to red army headquarters and many oilier ot the large gov ernment buildings The big air attack on Moscow was launched is German troops were paid by the high command lo be dosing in upon suiraundcd so viet troops along the lengthy broken and disconnected Russian front where no unified Russian command is now operating The high command asserted that operations Tor the annihilation cif individual enemy groups are being steadily pressed by German armed forces Hundreds nf explosive bombs and tons of thousands of incendiary bombs were dropped on Moscow m a raid which was comparable m its devasting effect with Hie heaviest blows by the luttwaffe against England informants as serted V Pilots observed 12 heavy bomh liils near thn walled Kremlin headquarters nf Premier Josef Stalin informants said and in hie firrs uere seen immcdialely rast of Ihe Kremlin Russias cathedral of St Bal hislorical museum museum of ap pliccl science central commercial arcades ind commissariat for heavy industry are east oE the Kremlin The Hotel Metropote which houses many foreign visi tors is just to the northeast Heavy dolruction was caused al the bend in the Moscow river winch flows through the city in formants said and also near Ihe red army headquarters and the radio headquarters Nine intense fires were seen in the bend of the river it wis as serted nnd it was believed that the electric works were hit The river takes an S course in ui me vr aes an c Germans had captured First through the cily There is one Lieutenant Jakob Stalin 33 year big bend opp0sile he KrCmlh old son of Joseph Statin soviet Buildings near this bend include mnr anH the museum of fine arts the new old premier and commandcrinchicf iuaeui7 oj line arts me new The Germans said the prisoner palace of the Soviets the Lenin akcn m thedrive lo Smolensk public library the government last week hari been identifier house the central electric stater positively as Stalins son by his the Kalinin ex ilr factory an first marmge electrical appliances factory the
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