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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C E P A R T W H T 0 r Eight Ways To Save Gas And Still Another Way Is to Ride a Bicycle 1DRIVE at moderate speeds Above 25 miles an hour a car makes fewer miles to the gal lon 2 ACCELERATE gently Tramping on pedal sends more gas mo carburetor than the motor can utilize 3 DONT ATTEMPT high speeds in second gear Shift into high at 25 miles an or sooner THI NtWSPAPIlt THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 27l94T THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP f WO SECTION HOME EDITION MASON CITV TH8 MIGHT SPOT SECTION ONE NQ ggg USBAN ON OIL STIRS JAPANESE 4 COAST to a gradual stop Sudden stops are wasteful of gasoline and usually unneces sary 5 KEEP TIRES properly in flated Qndcrinflation means more friction more work for the motor S TURN OFF the switch when you stop An idling motor may be almost inaudible but it uses gasoline Reports of Both Sides Indicate Huge Extent of Battling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian armies defending the Smolensk gateway to Moscow re ported the slaughter of four Gel man divisions about 60OUO men Saturday and soviet military dis patches declared that nazi advance forces were retreating with heavy losses under red counterattacks From isolated defensive blows the red army is going inlo con secutive counter blows which are hurling back the impudent en emy said Pravda the commun ist party newspaper A German reports said nazi in fantry moving up to the ad vance fighting lines in the Smolensk salient had freed swift panzer columns for a new break toward Moscow On the southern front Adolf Hitlers high command said that another destructive battle is un der way about 150 miles south of Kiev capital of the Russian Uk and that nazi speed troops lad knifed deep into retreating ed army columns The German high command as serted that soviet divisions trapped east of Smolensk on the central front were being fur ther hemmed in The Russian communique said hat bayonetcharging red troops dllcd hundreds of Germans of he 137th nazi infantry division rapped in the Smolensk sector and that soviet artillery accounted or other hundreds slain In order to help retreating German forces the communique said German command threw into the battle the 137th German division which entered the fighting straight from the march Before the footweary nazis could swing into action the RUE Reds Say 4 Divisions Destroyed NAZIS DECLARE PANZERS START ATTACKS ANEW Eat Drink Be Merry Britain Rules Finland Now Nazi Occupied LONDON Britain declared Finland enemy occupied territory Saturday following sev erance ot diplomatic relations with Helsinki All goods destined for Finland were declared liable to seizure and a government order cut olf all commercial and financial transactions between the coun tries Finland was held formally an i iicerinc enerny destination for contra1 country U S WILL SEEK Showdown on NEW JOBS SILK WORKERS Stop Production Is Ordered to Conserve Supplies on Hand WASHINGTON Security Administrator Paul V McNiitt said Saturday that the government would seek ne ustry workers who are losing lml ollcr miltary access ir regular work because of the i m cons ezing of silk stocks in this I pnn s wal machine ar band purposes An authoritative source said all communications with Finland were interrupted Friday night when Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden was notified of the diplo matic break The source emphasized the two countries were not at war with one another and said Britain still considered the break the result of an unfortunate association of Finland with the axis Designating Finland as German occupied territory would not af fect Finnish shipping because the recent occupation of the country by nai troops made impossible issuance of navicerts to vessels enroute to Finland his source Enoch L Nucky Johnson Atlantic City N ln Ca tOCguests at his wedding reception tn Vadfdrinu merry for tomorrow we mav im before le became the husband of Sri Trf e Osbeck former Broadway show girl The next day Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in Vichy Cabinet to Continue ExistingTreaty With Nazis Resists Pressure of Germans for Pact for Dakar Defense vent on all day his source said numbers paraded in boule vards and the principal streets and some dared to shout insults at uiuuii me ijju sumo aarea to shout insults at ns said red troops struck in a the nais and Belgian fifth col nking attack and cut them off umnists flanking attack and cut them off umnists from support A The entire German division uas said to have been annihil ated Soviet dispatches also re ported that the flSth red army division an organization of picked veterans had destroyed three other German divisions The Russians said immobilized German tanks their fuel ex hausted were being half sunk in the Ground and used by the iiazis as pillboxes While he Russians pictured the 42 day old conflict as turning in their favor the Germans asserted X if if In Stockholm Swedish news papers reported that German police had taken over all power in Noway and that a state of civil siege had been proclaimed throughout the nazioccupied country The German action fol lowed a reported clash between nazi marines and civilians at Alesund Norway a heavy onslaught against Moscow itself was imminent Informed quarters in Berlin 7 KEEP SPARK PLUGS clean Dirty plugs may mean a waste of 10 per cent of your gasoline 8 DONT OVERLOOK Ihc im portance of regular lubrication A little oil and grease save a lot of gns said a German vanguard overtook retreating Russian forces on a mo tor highway far east ot Smolensk the MinsktoMos cow established an other encirclement in that area The precise locale was not given but previous reports indicated it might be in the vicinity of Vyazma 130 miles from Moscow An unofficial German sum nary claimed 82000 Russians were taken prisoner from last Saturday to this Saturday DNB the official German news ajrcncv said the four towns of Nevcl Nnvoirshev Smolensk and in soviet communiques lo identify bailie been in German hands for a long time German military dispatches said the Smolensk sector 230 miles west ot Moscow was litlercd with the bodies of men and horses and a jumble of wrecked machines Berlin still had no decisive news from the north front the Germans several days ago de clared that Russias great indus trial city of Leningrad was im periled by a giant squeeze move ment of nazi troops striking from the south and Finnish forces de scending from he north RISING TIDE OF REVOLT IS REPORTED Behind the lines of battle a ris ing tide of revolt was reported in Germanconquered countries A Belgian source in London said Belgiums independence day on July 21 was marked by stormy antiGerman demonstrations and street righting in many parts of the country fn Brussels demonstrations Monkey Born While Shows Exhibit at Rockford Is Rocky ROCKFOHDOnc of the mon keys in the Art B Thomas shows which were playing in Rockford Wednesday and Thursday gave birth to a baby monkey Wednes day night and has been called Kocky in honor of Kockford Boy 3 Electrocuted While Playing on Roof MINNEOTA Minn exposed 220 volt wire was blamed Saturday for the death of Howard Bronson 3 who was electrocuted while playing on the roof of a blacksmith shop VICHY Unoccupied Prance I7P Vichy government was re ported Saturday night to have de cided to make its decisions regarding collaboration with Ger many despite the weight of out side pressure For days the press in the Ger manoccupied capital Paris has been waging a campaign for collaboration with Germany which among other things would include a military pact with the reieh for the defense of Dakar and other French pos cssions against possible Ameri can occupation TEMPERATURE TO CONTINUE HIGH No Relief in Sight for Iowa Weatherman Says for Weekend DES MOTNES nearcd the end of he seeont straight week of excessive heal Saturday with no relief in sight The weatherman predicted scat tered showers for some parts of the state Saturday and Sunday but forecast little change in tem peratures The mercury soared to lot at Atlantic and MarshaIItown Fri day Saturday nights low was fr at Marslialltown A blazing sun Saturday kept temperatures about five degrees above normal on the average Readings of 100 degrees were pre dicted for Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon in Cedar Rap ids Waterloo and Fort Dodge Esthervillc reported a trace of rain over night immediately for the 175000 silk industry workers who their regular work been ot silk stocks The order freezing silk stocks and nonmilitary silk processes in this country was issued by the of fice of production managomen Oil Is Faced by Japanese WASHINGTON JP Japan faced a showdown Saturday in her program of expansion southward as President Roosevelt acted to embargo aviation fuel and drasti cally reduce other oil exports on which Japan depends for more than twothirds of the gasoline and lubricants that she needs Since Great Britain and the Dutch Kast only other available major im posed stringent export control and financial restrictions on oil and olber military necessities pe isider that ind indus tries must now rim principally on hoarded and diminishing oil stocks Tin United States struck an other severe economic Wow at DEFY EMBARGO DECLARE AIMS SOUTH SPEEDED Sakonji Says Situation Is So Tense Spark Would Cause Explosion Bv THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Japan defied AmericanBritish economic pressure Saturday after President Roosevelts embargo on aviation fuel to Japan and her er minister of commerce ViceAd miral Scifi Sakonji declared bluntly that the situation was so tense a single spark would be suf ficient to cause an explosion rr management oilier severe economic Mem H Satinday Inpun when all silk stocks i r it means th iiiiunigiu satinclay lupiiii when all silk stocks in means that the use of silk country were frozen ore m the manufacture of hosiery and other civilian items must be abandoned in favor of production Former Morningside Student Killed in Canadian Air Force SIOUX CITY Rome i Buckolz 23 former Mnrningsidc However in a two hour cabinetj college student dierl Wednesdav mceting Saturday Chief of State of injuries which resulted from Petnn was reported In political circles to have staved within the existing collaboration engage ments already entered into with the Germans The British radio aid the Gcr Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Fair to partly cloudy scattered thundershowers north central and extreme west Sat urday night and except extreme southeast Sunday little temper ature change MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday with an occasional shower or thun derstorm little temperature change IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night BS At 8 a m Saturday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum RS Minimum fi4 Precipitation race MASON CITY Scattered local thundershowers Saturday night and Sunday preceded by high est temperatures of about 95 Saturday and Sunday afternoon mans were trying to induce Vichy to hand over the French fleet and the African ports of Dakar Casablanca and Algiers The old marshal it was indi cated handled the situation calm ly in his stand before the cabi net A half hour after the cabinet met Fernand rie Brinon the French governments envoy to he Germans in Paris left for the had come i here Friday on an urgent mission to tnlk with about the Germans new collabor ation demands an airplane crash while he serving with Canadian forces in England Dr Earl A Roadman Morningside president said Fri day Dr Roadman received notice of the death uncle Bucholr from Buckolzs enlisted in the Canadian air force in June IfMO and was tlic son of Mr and Mrs Dave of Wagner S Dak Ordnance Grounds to Be Closed to Visitors u ans icit tor the i DK5 of occupied capital He had come e Dcs aioincs ordnance plant here Friday on an ureeit mission closed jji uiiudiiin silk gunpowder bags and par achutes for the army and navy MrXuU said thai the bureau nf eiiiiiloymciil security has in structed its regional officers to arrange for the immediate rcg islnitum by stale employment services of silk industry work ers whose jobs arc about to end Their chances of finding new jobs arc excellent he added be cause the silk industry is concen trated m eastern industrial areas where labor has been in demand by defense industries McKutt said consideration s being given lo the establishment of special training and retrain ing courses which would enable former Slk workers to find new jobs as quickly as possiblc stat employment services will make a complete work history of nirh ISO10 attcn cinili vvllic mav nunilly hm r defense work in the to Americans wiJh stimnlnt and suddenness Friday c ofncer of production a age lent issued a stoporder on m processing conserve the sup of raw silk f armed forces ire6 lad 1C f silk in tllc hands of miljs and Ollscs Preparatory to pos and Hie army Min a two year supply of silk parachutes powder bus ther defense iiBecisiM Jersey nnl other hosiery cenCthe c of Priorities Director E R Jr raised the threat of uespread unemployment The action resulting from re unions on trade with Japan source of virtually all Amerfcan lcri innuracturers with no illcrnatives but indefinite shnt or vcr as rapidly rosMbe to the use nf ravon lylon or other synthetic fibre Mills having slocks of thrown for function but onlvur ly of thrown silk Othe Simultaneously foreign mili tary Circles in Shanghai which predicted Japans current move inlo French IndoChina said they expected n crisis in Thai land within a nionlli sumably for defense production indicating ihal imporl control icstricliuiis would severely cut down U S silk imports which have provided Japan with SlflO casn or annually The president had previously nnilrfivin el the stage for the drastic oil and Th ea Jj f Uk orders by ordering the all Japanese assets in i Usllillv reliable Japanese American territory crippling Ja n Shanghai said Tokio had l tentatively approached Thailand already with the object of wold that covmtry into Japans so Jipancsc troops were reported massed in Cambodia near the I hill land frontier am Jipmee planes were poised within two hours flying time of Bangkok the pans trade with one of its and biggest cash A week ago President Roosevelt hinted an embargo might be move which tie said had not been taken in the past because it would tend to force Japan to go lo the East Indies tor a new supply All moves were understood lo have been taken to impress Ja pan with the United Slates slrong opposition to armoit ex pansion southward threatening American territory the Philip pines and vital sources ot rub tier tin and oilier raw materials needed for national defense pro duction and tu place every pos sible economic barrier in he Japanese war iiKichincs path V The presidents order directed Brigadier General Russell I Alax o apans called coprosperity sphere This further supported a slate nicm by authoritative quarters in London Friday tlut Jap demanded military bases in Tlai a1 nt ince of Inilcs string dis Smgapore and control of sen I Alax co well administrator of export conI liowevcr tiol in the interest of national deI fcnsc to i Vice Admiral Seixo statement that ihc current inlcr sVlilUonis tense that a e rp P bc to cause an explosion was made to 1 Okies newspapers This important indication PI he Bovcrnijent concern was re POI led as he Domei ajjciicv lool coRnizanee of President floow veilsrridiiy ordering ern aviation fuel as directed nsnst Japan There was ticiil comment f Ife embargo the export of motor fuels and oils suitable for use in aircraft to any country except the British empire western hemi sphere countries and unoccupied territories in other countries en gaged in resisting aggression winch was interpreted here to in clude soviet Russia and China Ihc export of ter ain raw stocks from which avia 1011 type fuel and lubricants might be derived except to the same American and aggrcssorresistm lations That instruction was interpret ed as embargoing the export of iomc grades of gasoline and oils which while not of high octane iting by American standards lave proved usable in planes sometimes with the addition of other The Japan Times and Atlvor fsT foreign office nnn before Ulc fuel embargo lMre British tntl United Slates moves to cii off trom vilal oil In am ruDhcr would nnty si ced Japan her program in become selfsufficient in Hie hiiitJi Orient c he Sochi asserted Japan should tighten the Considerable nervousness erm ceniing the intentionsnf United States about supphg KCISM with war uateri a o i KCI1C rcntly fonijiuie o til their sup is used un rwse only firms which hold a my and navy oixlers aid which Oiitnni c from obtain specific permission Jicllinius may operate Representatives of maaKc menl and employes alike wiio gaihercrt in Washinglm Friday for a conference on the heiKhleninj emergency threw llcir supporl ccncrally hchintl a unionconceived plan for rc bcgiiuiing Monday Itu 17 one of the general contractors for the project said work would start next week on the main administra tion building Saturday night therefore the most significant thing to report from Vichy is that nothing lias happened and nothing is beIT D lieved likely to happen immcd 1OW3H KeCOVerinff contrast to Friday IC1 re 1 nights pencral expectations of FrOMl tilte Ol OnaKC a weekend crisis As late as Saturday morning the Paris press was predicting that Vichy would finally and strik ingly wipe out the antiGerman effects of Pierre Lavals removel from the regime ELDORA Mrs Mary Wubbcns of near Steamboat Rock Iowa is recovering from a snake bite which she thinks was inflicted by an adder with liberal funds nf thn industry usi f It was advanced by Fmil Hieve president of the CIO textile work ers union of America and pro vided That rayon and other synthetic fibre production be increased about 50 million pounds a year through federal financing of plant expansion to make up the loss of the 35 lo 50 million pounds of silk normally imported That existing and future stocks of synthetics and fine cotton yard be allocated under government nil oilier gasoline oil j The paperdcrhnvj ntmir I and petroleum products under ex mem between ihc United Sfi port license control on a quota and soviet Russia i the Ionrim basis mrnns issuance of licenses I would entail participation to uual or prewar quantities While the presidents order did not specifically mention Japan it was so worded as to embargo ex the BritishAmerican pol icy ot ciicirclcmciU o Japan Transportation of supplies was so worcted as to embargo ex the Pacific to Russia ports of aviation oil and fuel nnl leave Japan indiricr any country outside the western PPer said hemisphere except the British tmpire Russia and China and i was interpreted as another smah i ing economic blow designed toj block any Japanese move Singapore and the Dutch East Indies Minister Sakonji Commcne sain the I siKion ruiiironliiiJapa11 demands an increase in industrial production for the replenishment of na tional defense and fn main lain llc standard of dcfem Domci said thr Japans occupation of French ioil etnbars IruloChina wasdcsiRnaled ro American embargo on motor fuck ccntly by Suinner Welles acting aviation oils doc not mention secretary c state n a threat to Japan bit it is pointed out bv Americnn territory and to sources competent quarters that it i rif of supply of vital raw agninst Japan m the south Pacific The news agency slid 1lowover tiat Japanese aviation now could dispense with the United States to whom States is extending lie United all possible Ill IV 111 1 UiU II control among all processors supplies moral economic and financial long pleaded for an em bargo on shipments of American oil used to fuel Japanese war planes for the bombing of Chinese cities and towns and the Burma road lifeline for Chinas war lowan Falls Under Train Loses Arm Leg OMAHA R Wil son 18 Sioux City Iowa lost his left arm and leg in a fall under a freight train on the outskirts of Omaha Saturday He was taken to a hospital where authorities said his condition was critical i Runs Cause Limit in Silk Stocking Sales Silk aio Silk stockings are always get ting runs in them but the situa tion as regards runs and stock ings in Mason Citys department and specialty stores Saturday morning was a little different The run was for silk stock ings and nnt in them this time as Mason City housewives began stocking no with ns big supplies as possible of the hosiery So great was the demand pre cipitated by news reports that the government was shutting off all commercial supplies of silk be cause of the stoppage of silk ship mcnts local stoics reached an informal agree ment to limit customers to six paiis each Silk stockings will be on hand m Mason City for some time vet according to present indications btores have stocks on hand and I factories still have some raw mai tcnal to bc processed inlo stockj aes supply by using vegetable oils and reclaiming lubricants There were multiplying in stances however ol increasingly stringent gasoline regulations The prcfcctural oificc at Kobe banned taxis from cruising the streets from 6 p m to R a m After Sept SO the hours of this ban will be further extended The imperial rule assistance association also recommended suspension of some Rovcrnmenl projccls presumably including repair of badly piltcd Tokio streets where asphalt and con crete would lie necessary to meet a critical shortage   

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