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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF H IS T 0 3y AND A T C H I r V I C HOME EDITION MASON CITY THt IIUGHT SPOT THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA REDS CLAIM DRIVE ON KIEV HALTED British IS TO COUNTER THRUST OF JAPS Japan Cancels Ail Steamship Sailings for United States BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A British naval squadron in cluding the 30600 ton battleship Warspite was reported without confirmation Monday to have been sighted in the Gulf of Siam presumably countering Japans thrust into French IndoChina and toward other bases within striking distance of Britains great for tress of Singapore At he same time Japan was reported to have taken an omi nous new step in the far east crisis by cancelling all steam ship departures for the United States leaving about 600 American citizens stranded in the island empire The Warspite report if true would strongly indicate Britains determination to meet new threats to British interests with increased power Warspite if it is actually in Asiatic ivaters Is the first capital ship the British royal navy has sent east of the Suez in many years There was no immediate expla nation for the Japanese action in suspending steamship communi cation with the United States Simultaneously the Japan Times andAdvertiser organ or the Tokio foreign office said the Japanese government next week was likely to invoke a complete national economic mobilization to cope with United States and British economic pressure While steamship departures from Japan were suddenly can celledrtwo big Japanese liners in United States west coast ports prepared for speedy dashes home BELIEVE MOVE Nazis Vichy Not to Kiev in Heavy Grant Further Pincers Move At San Francisco the 515000000 Tatuta Maru discharged the lasl of her 82500000 cargo of raw silk with emergency longshore crews working around Ihe clock rushed aboard JOOO barrels of fuel oil and a ballast cargo and sailed for Japan A Japanese tanker had pre vonsly sailed from San Francisco empty the second to leave the United Stales without cargo At Seattle the S S Heian Maru also piled her raw silk on the docks and was posted to sail as soon as loaded At sea the Asma Maru which left Honolulu Friday with American passengers and 140 000000 cargo of raw silk main tained radio silence under orders from Tokio Dispatches from the far east said departure of the Hikawa Maru the Nilla Maru and other Japanese ships scheduled to sail for the United Slates had been postponed indefinitely Pass engers abotrd Ihe Nilta Maru ctiroulc from China ports lo San Francisco were lakcn off at quarantine when the liner ar rived at Kobe Japan Shanghai dispatches said Japan ese troops were still arriving in increasing numbers at Dairen Ja pans port of entry for Man chukuo where Japanese forces along Ihe U S S R Siberian bor der have been reported strongly reinforced Unconfirmed rumors of new JapaneseRussian clashes along the ManchukuoSiberia frontier circulated in Shanghai but the army denied them At Tsingtao in Japaneseoccu pied north China the American Oiambcr of Commerce was re ported to have telegraphed the state department appealing for assistance to counter Japanese measures taken in tctalialion for the United Slates freezing of Jap anese assets All American closed at Tsingtao Chefoo and Dairen as a result of Japanese inspired picketing and some in terference with American business was also reported in Peiping and Tientsin businesses were CORDELL HULL RECOVERS WASHINGTON Hull returned to the state de partment Monday and reported I himself fully recovered from a minnr illness that had kept him I from his office for two months By DeWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst The struggle of the red army with the fascist hordes says the soviet government newspaper Izvestia Is entering a new phase of violent and decisive battles That seems to describe Ihe position rather accurately The Germans have Increased their pressure on Ihe Russian right wine at Leningrad are continu ing their fierce attack on the center of the line and at the weekend developed a heavy pincers thrust at the strategic city of Kiev in the south These battles will be decisive insofar as determining whether the bolshevists can hold their present front between the Baltic and the Black sea They arent at all likely to end the war The time has arrived when we also can agree with Izvestias claim that it is already obvious that Hitlers blitzkrieg trump on which he slaked everything is beaten This is to say that this element of extreme speed has been eliminated by the remark able resistance of the reds threat ening to saddle Hitler with a long war and that might easily mean a disastrous one A vital element in the present trim and bloody stage of the conflict lies in the number and quality of the reserves avail able lo both sides The millions of men who first were thrown into this great battle which in its early stages did involve all the speed and ceaseless struggle of the blitzkrieg are worn down to the ragged edfce of exhaos lion The Russians have reported the capture of German soldiers and officers who had become de ranged because of the terrific strain of the protracted fighting There s no reason to doubt this claim especially since the nazi communications are so extended that the bringing up of food arid reinforcements is increasingly dif ficult The World war produced sim ilar positions I recall one occa sion when a British division fought a retiring action foot by foot for seven days and nights against an attacking force ten time the size The men became so exhausted that when there was a slackening in the onslaught they would drop in their tracks and fall sound asleep Hardtack was about the only food they got Thats Ihe lype of fighting which has been proceeding in some sectors of the RussoGer man front and bolh sides un doubtedly have been severely affected The question now arises as to which side has the most reserves of firstline caliber for replace ments as the crisis swells up The Muscovites have by far the greater reservoir of manpower but whether these fresh troops are well trained isnt apparent as yet The nazis themselves announced some time ago that the bolshevists were bringing Up 8000000 re serves Thats hard to believe though millions of reinforcements presumably are ready for the red fronl and indeed its likely a good many have been thrown into the battle already It is given to wonder whether the nazis are short of first Ime material in view of IHon aays announcment that an Italian expeditionary force is about to enter the fighting Thii doesnt prove a shortas of course bnt it cerlainly provides food for speculation The weekend also produced a wholly unconfirmed rumor that the RussoBritish operations off the northern coasts of Norway and Finland might signal the opening up of a northern contin ental front by the Brilish Thai seems like a remole possibility lh lhl7iuncUlrc anything the allies can djn to cut theFinns oft from supplies and weaken PhSK11 their fighting strcnath win hn 11 c believ Concessions VICHY UR An authorized government spokesman Monday night said that France will give no military facilities such as were granted Japan IndoChina to any outside power in any other part of the French empire The spokesman made his statement in reply to the latest warning from the United Slates that the American attitude to ward France will be conditioned upon continued French resist ance to axis infiltration of her colonial possessions The spokesman said that there would be no repetition of the In doChinese arrangement in other parts of the empire because the circumstances are not the same Regarding Syria he said We had to deal there with plain ag gression without an ultimatum or forewarning and we had an army to which we hoped we would be able to give sufficient dpplie men and material and which ef fectively resisted for 31 drys RELlfFSEEM IN HEAT WAVE DES MO1NES mass of cooler air over Minnesota will help to hold temperatures down some what in Iowa Monday the weather bureau said Following a high reading of 102 at Atlantic Sunday Iowa temper atures were expected to slay down around 90 Monday In north east Iowa the mercury maynot go above 85 Monday afternoon The relief will be brief how ever Tuesdays high in central Iowa is expected to be about 95 Skies were clear over three fourths of the state Monday but cloudy in the northeast Charles City reported a tenth of an inch of rain Sunday night Forest City had the same In Des Moines after Sundays high reading of 99 the tempera ture was down to 74 degrees early Monday and SO was expected to be the high Monday Weather Report FORECAST MASON cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Scattered thundershowers Mon day afternoon and early Mon day night Highest temperature Monday afternoon about 85 Tuesday afternoon about 90 IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Mon day i right and Tuesday scat tered thundershowers northeast Monday afternoon and early Monday night little change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair u pny cloudy Monday night and Tues day scattered lliunderslimvor northwest Tuesday afternoon slightly Warner north Tuesday IN MASON CITY ioneGa7ctte weather Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation statistics 94 fi7 fi M 63 03 BRITISH PLANES POUND FRENCH GERMAN AREAS Weekend Raiding Is Highlighted by Mass Attack Against Berlin LONDON pounded Germany and occupied France day and night over the weekend carrying their heavy of fensive to a peak with a Saturday night mass attack on Berlin There were new forays into western Germany Sunday Despite unfavorable weather the raids Sunday night carried to Hannover and Frankfort where industries and communications were the objectives as well as to the docks at Calais As the British daylight planes returned from their attacks Sun day squadrons of night bombers set off in the dusk across Ihe channel and through the night the noise of their bombs and the lights from their fires in France were visible even from Englands shore Only a few German bombers meanwhile made sea tiered fliKhls over Britain In the northeast some casualties were caused when houses were de molished German planes were reported off the south coast early Monday morning Watchers Sunday night saw the assault progress along he coast from Calais to Boulogne and Cap Gns Nez as the British bombs rattled doors in England Berliners got their moneys worth is one pilot expressed it Saturday night when an estimated 200 to 300 British planes gave the German capital Us snth raid Another pilot said he saw a huge patch of fire heaving like a volcano 80 miles away from the city Reported Seen in GulfofSiamW ATTACKS ARE LAUNCHED NEAR SMOLENSK The BziliVh air ministry de scribed the raid as Hamburgs docks industry and railways took what was described as equal punishment and raiders also gnvc shipbuilding Kiel and manoccupied Cherbourg rak ings Four British planes were re ported missing from these attacks Germans said a small number of incendiary and explosive bomb were dropped on northwestern Germany and a weak force at tacked It was the eighth week the RAF offensive which in July netted 90 German ships totalling nearly 300000 tons in northern waters alone according to Brit ish reports German Tank Gun Barrel Nicked In June DO RAF attacks 30 ships totalling between KOOOO and 70000 tons it was reported UPHOLDS FIRING AT 350 SOLDIERS One of Rioters at Fort Knox Killed by Ricocheting Bullet FORT KNOX Ky H Butler Briuroe commandant of this army post revealing that 350 soldiers confined to the gun ret louse had rioted last Wednesday Kilt said Monday that military Jolicemon did exactly the right lung in firing over their heads A soldier was killed by a rico Lheting bullet Approximately 35009 soldiers are slationed at the post Uriscon pointed out that the 50 in the Kuardhouse represented a very small percentage of the total Almost all were there he said for beinff absent without leave for drunkenness or for gambling Private Carl B McClellan 19 of Bicknell fnd an enlisted member of the regular army was the slain man He was serving 22 days in the guardhouse for being absent without leave for 11 days The rioting began when the guards fired over the heads of three prisoners they had detected The offensive has wjllmut cost and last not week m the act of climbing over two barbed wire fences surroundin I the four barracks mess hall been duster of tents which form the r l vvttriv British admitted loss of Hi planes claimed their flyers brought down 76 axis aircraft Gregory Augustus Daymond of Los Angeles 20 year old baby of the American Eagle squadron brought down a bomber Sunday His personal total is three German planes and the squadrons is five the pnsl guardhouse The other pris Armstrong Girl Dies While Swimming at Okoboji Beach Luella Weber Student in Mason City Chokes to Death Under Water Weber 1 Armstrong a sludcnt at a Mason City business college died in Iake Okoboji while swimming at the Terrace park beach Sunday aftcr wcatcn ncir fighting strength will be all Th p for he Russians ihc Fmmsh thrust southward toward Leningrad has made the red position there much more dif icult Helsinki Says Great British Fleet Is Active in Arctic Sea LONDON UK An exchange telegraph dispatch from Gothcn berg Sweden quoted Helsinki ad vices Monday that a great Brit ish fleet was active in the Arctic ea cooperating with large Rus ian Arctic armies who allenderi her ed Miss Weber had gone into lite water loo soon after eating a heavy meal and lhat she probably became ill while under water and was choked to death Miss Weber was in the water only a few minutes before she was missed and her body found by hei youngcr brother Edward and Donald Nubro of Milford She was ihe daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis Weber of Armstrong and was with her family on a picnic The Arnolds Park and Milforct respirators were used in an at tempt to revive Miss Webber but to no avail The death was not a drowning in the opinion of the doctor who attended her Miss Weber had attended IniJ ness school in Mason City since oners poured from Ihe barracks and began throwing rocks at ihe guards and their officers Briscoe said Al least four of Ihe six guards fired over the heads of the milline prisoners A fire hose finally was used to halt the rioting Briscoe said ballistics csts were being made to identify the euard who fired Ihe fatal shot The guard will be charged with manslaughter before a military court and the others will also be court marlialed This procedure was customary he said and did not indicate that the army be the guards should be pun ished BriKcoc said he did not intend to submit n report to the war de partment Corn Crop May Be Best Since 1920 CHICAGO farm ers scanned the sky Monday and hoped for rain needed to preserve a bumper corn crop which may return The outlook appeared the best for any year since 1920 if rain falls within 10 days The weather bureau indicated pros peels of rain were favorable and predicted scattered thimdcr shoirers in the western plains Monday In dollar volume the crop was expected lo surpass HMOs by 12 per cent and an eight per cent in crease in bushel yield was fore cast The average yield estimate of private forecasters was fill nooooo bushels an increase of K2000000 over the Rovernmcnfs June forecast and of 160000 000 over 1940 production Soil moisture reserves were reported near exhaustion how ever after the late July heat wave Heat damage already has iieen reported in southern Illi nois southeaslcrn Nebraska and eastceiilralMissouri Those sec tions need rain immediately and other sections need moisture within 10 days Corn prices havp huen holding in per cent above the UMO level Covcrnmenl loan policv promising prices per cent of parity may boost the price to RO cents bushel by harvest time Prospects by slates j IOWA 186300000 bushel yield up reports of damage bushels rain needed in sonlhccntral area bushels dry u east but general outlook excellent bushels out look Rood some wind damage bush els heat damage in south rains last week improved prospects in the east MISSOURI 119000000 bush els heat damage in castcentral area NAZIS TERM US WARNING STUPID Statement Ignorant Says German Spokesman BERLIN nazi spokes J man Monday called ihe latest A men c a n warning to France against axis collaboration in the trench colonies partly threaten ing parlly impertinent ami nartlv stupid The spokesman said the Ameri can statement was simply burst ing With ignorance of European af fairs and added that the French press will comment declaration Mondav ilienioon He said that the American slatej Both Sides Tell of New Slaughter by Thousands in War BULLETIN MOSCOW army forces were reported Monday night lie hailing a German pincers offensive aimed at Kiev and in Hie Smolensk area on the Moscow front were siid to have seized the initiative with a series of smashing counter attacks Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German troops lunging past the bloody Zhitomir sector in the southern front have advanced ivilhin 50 miles of Kiev capital of the soviet Ukraine the Russians admitted Monday while bolh sides told of new slaughter by the thousands in the 44 day old strug gle Adolf Hitlers high command also claimed new success on the vital central front guarding Mos cow The bulk of soviet armed forces trapped east nf Smolensk now have been destroyed The remainder is facing dissolulion a German communique said Smolensk is 230 miles west of Moscow Nazi dispatches said 2300 Rus sians were killed thousands iaken prisoner and 71 tanks captured in an unstated northern area This may have been the same action reported by ihe German high command which said 10000 red army troops were taken prisoner west of Lake Peipus in Estonia on ihe northern front below Lenin grad along with many tanks can non and supplies The Russians countered with a report that a snviet tank column smashed through Ger man forces near v town on tin northwest front killing at least 1000 nazi soldiers and lit tering tinbattlefield uifh he wreckase of more than 100 shelltorn tanks armored cars and Quantities of field artillery On the diplomatic front Pr v ac ron rc n lho uS jmior Mussolini told Italian troops i Mine mii me ineup is now merit was by a 0 complete for n clash between Iwn Ra on of normal hcallhy reactions worldswith Rome BcrHn between European nations and by Tokio on one side anainsl L continuation of n purely mechani don Washington and Moscow ci I TTtf tiJui tt T 11 v p can cal mental attitude Inward Euro pean matters and of United Slates attempts to interfere therein CRETE ATTACKED BY RAF CAIRO Egypt heavy at tack on axis airfields on the Greek island of Crete two nights ago was reportedSunday by the HAF com mand for the middle east for the RussoGeiman war healer thai the linetip is now clash between Rome Berlin Find Lon on the other V M duces speech disclosed nnly Monday was mndn 2 as he reviewed blackshirt legions at Mantua Meanwhile a flood of reports bul officially in Lon don that Britain vould soon i dispatch an expeditionary force MISS MJELLA AVEBER Kirk Studio Photo I last fall She lived at 30 Tvler 1 avenue southwest KAVSAS 440G8000 bushels J don need any help from soon WC3thcr Cedcd them he said The incident is all closed and cleared up will lose their good behavior time i Hpavina ami thethree who died lo orape lilcduI1X will be court marlialcd The usual sentence for an escape attempt is four months n Pnce Contvo1 Lavv Russians Claim Tank Unit Destroys Nazi Ammunition Column MOSCOW Russian sub marine has sunk a fully laden German supply ship of 8000 tons transporting arms and ammunf uon for the GermanFinnish ar off the Norwegian WASHINGTOV house j banking committee which had i arranged to start hearings on the administrations sweeping price i control legislation Monday post poned the public session until I Tuesday because of the inability of Price Administrator Leon Hen derson the first witness to ap pear WANTED FOR STEALING MINNEAPOLIS Minn Joseph Alpcrt 57 Excelsior Minn was jailed Monday at the request of Miami Fla authori ties who said he was wanted on a d sfSr i vf where he was employed in 1B39 SroJcnsk high said that 10000 Russians d of Lake m The o COlltlmlf cporlpH hot A   

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