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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF rcSV A f J COM HOME EDITION THi NIWSPAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 71941 MASON CITY THI MIGHT JPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 259 SENATE ADDS 18 MONTHS TO DRAFT DEFEATS PLAN FOR ONE YEAR MORE SERVICE Would Cause Selectees and Guards to Serve Years in Army WASHINGTON ad ministration forces in command the senate voted Thursday to keep Jirmy selectees national guards men reserves and enlisted men in uniform 18 months beyond their present active service periods Atter beatingoft a republican sponsored attempt Wednesday to limit the extra duty requirement to one year the chambev adopted an amendment by Senator Thomas DUtah to pending legislation fixing the maximum service lia bility of selectees guardsmen and reserves at years instead of the present 1 year Men who en listed for three years could be retained The vote was 44 In 28 Previously sponsors had pro posed that the citizen soldiers anc regulars be kept in uniform for an indefinite period The Thomas amendment pro vided that congress could ex tend the additional 18 month period if it subsequently found it necessary to do so in the in terest of national defense It also could terminate the legisla tion by passage of a concurrent resolution Final senate approval of the revised measure was expected to follow swiftly In debate preceding the vote Senator Johnson RCal as serted that thelegislation would break faith with young men are Senator Pepper D Fla said he feared any further senate delay might postpone final en actment so long that the gen eral staff would be put to need less difficulties in replacing or reconstructing units containing national guardsmen and others scheduled to he mustered out soon under the present service limitation of one year Gen George C Marshall chief of staff told the military commit tee recently that unless congress passed the legislation quickly a national guard antiaircraft regi ment acutely needed in Hawaii would have to sail for home Aug 15 to be demobilized Similar situa tions prevailed Marshall said at other distant bases Pepper told reporters this was one reason why he was willing it necessary to accept an amend ment sponsored by a majority of the military committee to limit the proposed extension of senice for selectees guardsmen reserves and enlisted men to 18 months He added that he much preferred the original version of the bill calling for an indefinite extension Russians Fight 2 Columns Striking Toward Leningrad Nazis Declare Reds in Ukraine Now Feeling Heaviest of Blows By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian troops were reported oattling fiercely to stem B two headed drive on Leningrad Thurs day with nazi columns striking from the south along the shores of Lake Peipus and GermanFinnish forces attacking from the north on the Karelian Isthmus within 75 miles of the city Soviet reports indicated that the push from the north had tem porarily abated overnight but noted heavy fightmg south of the oldtime capital of the czars A Reuters British news agency dispatch from Moscow declared however that the sov iet high command was confi dent that the Germans will reach neither Kiev nor Lenin grad let alone Moscow itself German military dispatches pic tured the strongest nazi blows as falling on Russian forces in the Ukraine and the Germans de clared that the remainder of red army troops surrounded in that grain rich province were now facing destruction The German high command as Indianola in Lead at Rockwell City Meet ROCKWELL was leading Mason City 3 to 0 at Ihe end of the sixth inning in the final game of the state Ameri can Legion baseball tornament HEADS GUARD FORCE DES MOINES M Petre 34 assistant police clue at the Rock island 111 arsena has been appointed head of the DCS Moines ordnance plane guan force which will number 250 by the time the plant is compleled NAMED OFFICE MANAGER NEW Rub Pierce of Nashua has been ap pointed office manager of th Iowa State Employment offic here succeeding Miss Helen Cas per who will leave for De Moines next week to work in th sfafe office erted Wednesday that nari troops vere at the gateway of Kiev e capital A red army bulletin reported hat Russian troops had routed ne of Adolf Hitlers elite Toden Copte Deaths Head divisions ittering the field with 2500 Ger mans killed and wounded The soviet communique quoted a captured German lance corporal as sayinjc that the di vision formed of Hitlers black shirt schu tzstaffel had orders to deal i deelsivfe blow in one of the main lectori of he eastern front Under Russian artillery fire he communique related German tanks motorcycles machineguns and minethrowers and mutilated nodies of fascist soldiers were flung into the air and when the Toden wavered red iimy men launched a bayonet charge and completed the rout of the fascist All Wednesday night tlie soviet ligh command said German troops stormed red army positions on the Estonia front driving to ward Leningrad in what ap peared to be the new theater of offensive operations mentioned Wednesday by the nazi high com mand The Russians also reported vio lent allnight fighting in the sec tors of Smolensk 230 miles west of Moscow and Bel Tserkov 50 miles south of Kiev the Ukraine same battle zones which had appeared regularly in soviet communiques BRITISH SOUND STIFF NEW WARNING TO JAPAN In the Far East crisis the Brit ish sounded a stiff new warning to Japan declaring that all preparations are ready tosmash any Japanese attempt to cut the Burrma road or move further westward The warning apparently re ferred to a possible Japanese move into Thailand from bases in French IndoChina or an attempt to invade Chinas southwest prov ince of Yunnan through which the Burma road feeds supplies to Chinese armies in the north An authoritative British war re view in London said that Thai land was expected to resist any Japanese encroachment and that British aid to the Thais would be conditioned by the American re sponse to the situation REPORT NAZIS CONCERNED BY SLOW GAIN IN RUSSIA The same British source de clared that while the Germans slill held the initiative in the 47 dayold Russian campaign the high comand was gravely concerned over the slowness of the advance and the very heavy casualties Halted at Smolensk facing Moscow the Germans are turning southeast from Bel Tseikov in the Ukraine in a push toward the Caucasus the British report said There has been no great change in the situation in the last 24 hours It is increasingly clear that on all other fronts the third great German offensive has been held and that progress in the Ukraine is very slow Hitlers high command asserted that German losses were moder ate compared with the extra ordinarily high casualties suffered by the latter esti mated by DNB the official Ger man news agency at 3000000 killed German bombers raided Mos cow for the 14th night attack but Russians said they were un successful Some civilian casual ties were reported The German radio said the cen tral airdrome in the Moscow suburb of Tushimo was attacked JAPAN SAYS THAILANDS FRIENDSHIP ONLY SOUGHT In the far east Japan declared British and American concern over her intentions toward Thai land was unwarranted The Japa nese board ot information said re ports that Japan was threatening the kingdom tended to harm feel ings and maintained she wanted only friendly relations with Thai land Britons meanwhile talked ot an offensive action by their growing middle east army fat tened with recently arrived planes tanks and munitions from the U S Some observers expected a move through Iran to help Rus sia protect her Caucasian oil fields Others suggested a new at tack on Libya iyas in the making The offensiveground on with night attacks centeredon Frankfurt Mannheim and Karls ruhe the Germans countered with raids over Britain which Lon don said injured a small number of persons and caused slight dam age after a small number of planes reached east and southeast England Apply for Air Mail Line Through Here Picking Up Air Mail Young Iowa Farmer Drowns at Spirit Lake SPIRIT LAKE Iff Marvin Carlson 24 Neola farmer drowned in Spirit Lake Wednes day shortly after he and a com panion had been taken by boat 500 feet from shore to swim Carl son and R P Sweeney of Neola had been hanging on to a motor boat owned by George Carlson of Neola When Sweeney attempted a rescue but had to let go when he was pulled under twice Japs Aim at Sea Control in Axis Plan By LLOYD LEHRBAS WASHINGTON IP The Uniled States government it was learned Thursday believes that Japans pressure bid for control of Thailand is part of a well patterned axis plan to seize con trol of the oceans and thereby dominate the world The latest Japanese moves were described as dovetailing perfectly with Germanys de mands on Vichy for military and naval bases in French co lonial possessions particularly at Dakar All evidence available nn in formed source stated points to a coordinated drive by Germany to control all strategic bases in the Atlantic while Japan seizes simi lar objectives in the Pacific and Japan accomplish that ambitious objective a ranking official said the axis powers could join forces across the southern oceans and dominate the seas isolating the Americas for a coordinated at tack from the Pacific and the Atlantic To win that stranglehold on the world it was pointed out the Germans and Japanese must first seize the British and French strong points that dominate the worlds seaways and officials said that the aggressive plans now in motion have that objective Since Japan represents one of the jaws in the gigantic pincers movement an authoritative source stated Japanese en croachment in IndoChina and Thailand cannot be considered in the category of Isolated ajr gression but must be treated as a vital element in Ihe nails xrand straleey For this reason it was ex plained the United Stales ha assumed a forceful diplomat policy designed both to stiffen French resistance to German de mands and to warn Japan acains further military adventures the south Pacific before it is toe late a cousin of the victim Carlson went under Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and continued warm Thursday night anrl Fri day afternoon temperatures be tween 90 and 95 IOWA Fair lo partly cloudy Thursday and Friday a few widely scattered thundershowcrs west and northcentral Friday MILLER YOUTH IN NAVY DIES Sleeping Sickness Fatal to Nonnweiler of USS Texas Crew MILLER Norman Arthu Nonnweiler 23 son of A I Nonnweiler of Miller died Wed nesday of acute sleeping sicklies while stationed on the U S Tcxas off Newport R I hi father was informed by the nav The Miller youth had enlisted in the United States navy last February His body is being sent to Miller for funeral services and burial Surviving are his father a L DUCES SON TESTING PLANE KILLED IN PISA Captain Bruno Had Seen Action in Three Wars as Aviator By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME Captain Bruno Musso ini 22 second son of Benito Mus olini who obeyed his fathers riotto live dangerously was illed Thursday in the crash of a ilane he was testing near Pisa This morning Captain Bruno Mussolini died gloriously near Pisa an accident in he flight of ail experimental plane said the official an nouncement V Thus ended a young life into vhich action in three wars had een jammed along with ihn hrills of trnnsi Atlantic flight air ind motor racing In Ethiopia Bruno Mussolini bombed the armies of Selas sie in Spain he bombed Alicante Barcelona Valencia nnd Carta gena and in the present war he oosed bombs over falling France and later took part raicli afternoon no decided change in I brother Lester of Miller and three sisters Mrs V H Givler of Mason City and Mrs Dale Young and Mrs Wordahl Anderson Garner temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday with showers and scattered thunder storms north and extreme west Thursday night in north and west Friday no decided change in temperature except locally cooler shower areas IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday R4 Minimum Wednesday night R4 At R a m Thursday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum RO Minimum 54 against the Greeks and in othei Mediterranean operations The last included the Italian radio said risky actions ovei he central Mediterranean where Brttno showed great daring an scouting flights over Malta No long ago he was placed jn com mand of an importantdetach irienl of long range bombers als Serving as a test pilot He was one of Italys greatcs boxing fans being president o the Italian boxing federation Bruno was married in 1938 to Gina Kuberti They had one child Marina now 17 months old The death leaves Premier Mussolini with four children Countess Edda Ciaim 30 wife of Foreign Minister Count Gal Ciano Anna Maria 11 Vitlorjo 21 anil Romano 13 The Italian radio announcer breaking the news to the nation said that Bruno could be consid ered as having fallen lor hi country He always had livec dangerously t h e broadcasie said calling him one of the mos representative members of fascis youth He showed a high sense ot sacrifice as a volunteer fighter in Spains antibolshevik war the announcer added In that con flict Bruno won medals for valor f Bruno also piloted planes for Italy in the Ethiopian war in 1W336 anil the current Kilro pcan war Little had been known of his activities in the present ivar until the tiisclostirc that he had died as a test pilot Then it was lold ihat he bad reen in action against France on ihe western front last year in the Mediterranean thoiiter nnd on the Albanian and Greek fronts This picture shows tine manner of delivering and pick ing up air mail it the points the way of the route as proposed by the Mercury company which has applied for a permit to operate a feeder airmail line tietween Mason City and other North Iowa and southern Minnesota points and Chicago Walkouts Halt Work in 4 Big East Coast Shipyards Jolt Tosses From Nebraskans Car GORDON Nebr If Pete Hans whose 52mile rural mail route covers some tough sandhills country hit a bad rut with his bad the jolt tossed the battery out Pete had to walk In the nearest ranch to set another battery so thp mail could through Medical Corps Pushes Sleep Sickness Fight FARGO K Dak baff ling malady possibly mosquito borne has a special medical corps headed by fedcral doctors working night and day in the northwest in an attempt to stop spread of the disease which has killed some 60 persons in little more than a month Doctors call the infection en ccphalitis The lay man knows it better as sleeping sickness Just where tt comes from just what causes U and how In stop it is the jrravc problem confronting medical scientists feathered here under leadership of Dr James F Lcakc of Washington medi cal director of the U S public health service The outbreak apparently started somewhere in this area a few weeks ago Since then it has spread touching many parts of the state and scattered sections of South Dakota and Minnesota The latest death count is 37 in North Dakota 19 in Minnesota and three in South Dakota but the toll already is probably higher than those figures Engaging in the effort to track down the disease is the govern ments Rocky Montain laboratory at Hamilton Mont where the fam ous research that developed a pre ventive for spotted fever was done Persons who contract encepha litis develop symptoms which are irregular and add to ihe doctors problem of diagnosis After show ing a high fever and complaining of headaches they apparently suffer infection in the brain that induces lethargy or sleeping or violent excitement Because dif ferent parts of the brain are at tacked symptoms vary and make diagnosis more difficult says Dr Orianna McDaniel Minnesota di rector of preventable diseases Dr Leake believes his stall is hot on the trail of information Ihat may make it possible to head off any such serious wave of hu man suffering as that which is occurring now One important clue came in a case where a horse was known to have died of the disease and Ihe farmer who owned it later was affected and died This jrave researchers a direct source clue As a result many specimens are being taken from all kinds of farm animals wild fowl and rodents in hope of learning what group is reservoir for the disease Dr Leakes suspicion is that in sects possibly mosquitoes carry the disease from some animals in many cases horses to humans Insects and specimens from ani mals are being rushed lo Ihe Rocky Mountain laboratory for additional research But Workers at 2 of Yards Ordered Back to Work by Own Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Walkouts involving CIO and AFL unionists halted work on naval and merchant ships in four big east coast yards Thursday but CIO workers at two of the yards quickly were ordered to return to their jobs by their own leaders The yards affected were in Kearny N 1 Statcn Island and Brooklyn N Y At two yards in Brooklyn both operated by Beth lehem Steel company 6000 work ers were ordered back to work by their itruon several hours after they had declared a holiday starting with the early morning shift The back to work order fol lowed a conference of company and union officials At the Federal Shipbilding and Dry Dock companys Kcarnv plant alone worth of and merchant ship construc ion was hit by a strike called by he CIO Jast midnight Other de ensc production was halted at the New York yards At the hitter plants rival CIO md AFL unionists launched a of ivork at tuce ship vnrds two in Brooklyn and one in Staten Island of Ihe Bethle icin Sleel company The company said Ihe dispute involved union but officials of both the CIO ail AFL unions said CAFT BRUNO MUSSOLINI tcstins plane Snake in the Grass Causes Scare to Man SCOTTSBLUFK Nebr genuine snake in the grass tuvnec up here Walt Samuehon amme his Jaivnmower wilh a four foo bull snake Hr reported the snak was as ssscared as he was demands rouble were the root of CIO members affected were said by the union to total 22000 The number of AFL teamsters picket ing Brooklyn shipbuilding yards of the Bethlehem Steel company was not made immediately known Trouble started at the Belhle iiem Brooklyn yards when mem bers of the CIO industrial union of marine and shipbuilding workers declared a holiday in a wage dis pute Chris Mnlhcisen union busi ness agent said fiOflfl members were involved Shortly thereafter it developed that the AFL teamsters also wnrc in a separate dispute with Beth lehem at the same plants when the teamsters threw up picket lines An AFL spokesman said the company had refused a imioi demand for a contract providing a flat pay increase from 72 ccnls to SI an hottr lames B Carey secretary the CIO said the national or ganization would give all sun port and cooperation to the international officers of the In dustrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of Amer ica in the strike at Kearny He added that he did not know anything about the circum stances involved in the same unions walkout at the Bethlehem Brooklyn yards and w o u 1 c confer with union officials before making any comment on that dis pute Matheiscn said the union de clared the holiday to protest he stalling of the negotiations with the union by Bethlehem Steel He added that stoppage was 100 cent effective Manhattan and Brooklyn offices of Bethlc Steel declined to discuss the Matheisen said the local had no contract with the companv but lat Bethlehem Steel had agreed o negotiate a contract and that he stoppage was ordered because of disagreement over wages SEEKS CHICAGO FEEDER ROUTE TO NORTH IOWA Would Serve Charles City Clarksville and Northwood in Plan Air mail service between Mason City and other North Iowa and southern Minnesota communities and Chicago is proposed in the application of the Mercury De velopment corporation of Indian apolis before the civil aeronautics board in Washington D C Details of the proposed line which would enter Iowa at Du buque and terminate at Rochester Minn were outlined by Ollie A Davis representative ot the Mer cury company who was in Mason City Thursday conferring with lo cal industrialists North Central Iowa mail pick ups uonlil include Manchester Independence Waterloo Clarks villc Charles City Mason City and Northwood In Minnsola lie line would gn north to Albert Iea east to Austin and then to Ilnchester Mr Davis pointed out if The line is one of five feeder routes being sought to serve com munities in Illinois Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa and Missouri It would provide daylight service GERMAN LOSSES MAY BE HIGH Dispatch From Berlin Indicates Heavy Cost Is Paid for Gains By UNITED PRESS Berlin reporls Thursday raised possibility that Germnny may lave suffered heavy losses in her offensive against Russia and thai of these losses are causing epercussions within the reich A conservatively worded dis patch by the United Press Ber lin bureau said that reports have in1 circulation in the nazi capHal for several days that German gams on the eastern front arc possible only at a high cost in T The German high command Inolr official cognizance of the preva lence of what it described as conceptions within Ger many in isuini ils series of spe cial communiques n the Russian campaign which started Wednes day The communiques prese n t e d specific figures on Russian losses in men planes tanks and guns but have made no statement on nazi losses except to report them ts in the big Smo lensk battle A naxi spokesman closely quirsttoned bynewspapermen in Berlin Thursday on the reports of heavy nazi losses He insisted that German casualties have been kept within previous limits and are in the same proportion for the Russian campaign as for previous nazi offensives taking into con sideration the greater numbers troops employed He said that the gross figures are higher than in other na7i campaigns hut made no estimate of the totals Military sources in Moscow and London have estimated that German losses have been hish in Russia guesses ami estimates ranicmit up lo possibly 1000000 men Neutral quarters believe the nazi casualties arc running high hut possibly not as lucii as those of the Russian defend ers which the Germans place at 4000000 men It appeared that of even great er significance than the actual German losses in Russia was the apparent indication of internal re pcrcussians within Germany Due to the tight nazi conlrol upon all channels of information concerning the reich there was no means of telling how Ihe German populace has reacted to the ap pearance of ronp trains of wounded soldiers casualty reports and circulation of wordofmnulh rumors concerning nazi losses operating daily enabling persons living in these states to take ad vantage ot airmail Under the proposed schedule the mail plane would leave Chicago at a m arriving in Mason City Hi p m and Rochester at p m Leaving Rochester at p m Ihe plane would arrive in Mason City at p m and make Chicago by G oclock the amc evening The proposed line would act as a feeder for the MidContinent air lines route which flips north aurl south over Mason City every day md which proposes to stop here as soon as a suitable airport is provided MidContinent is ap pearing as an imervrnor at the Mercury hearing the MidContinent he Kins slopping at Mason City Mr Davis explained the Mercury plane also will stop herp turn over any mail for the main north and south route Air mail would be delivered by dropping it from the plane with special equipment atui mail collec tions would be made by the plane traveling at 120 miles an hour through utilization of an air pick tip1 thus eliminating lime for landing and leaving airports A pickup station consists of two small poles about 20 feet apart and extending 20 eel above the ground Tiic pouches containing mall are placed in a patented bag that rests on the ground To a fit ling on this bag is permanently attached a loop of rope that passes through a spring clip at Ihe top of each pole A boom is lowered beneath the airplane that has a hook on the lower end attached to a Nylon Rope that is connected to the pick up unit In executing the pickup the aircraft is flown over the pirUup station in such a manner that the boom passes below and bctwecn the top of the poles The hook engages the rope that is at tached to the bag on the ground and is drawn mtr UIR plane la making delivery a bag similar to the one picked up is dropped to the ground from ho planr im mediately before Ihe pickup is executed f The aircraft Is quipped with a unit for absorbing the shock of the pickup with rlcctric power to hrinp in the mail ban after the pickup If If f Harold t Pkimuier is president of the Mercury corporation Am brose M Banks vice president in charge of operations and William C Gage is operations manager Of fices are maintained at 445 North Pennsylvania street Indianapolis Ind Hummer for many years was assistant national adjutant oE the American Icgion and inaugurated Ihe annual aviation membership roundup held by that organiza tion Banks and Gage are both former army aviators and have been associated nationally known aviation concerns and hokl pilots licenses lohn L Mead su perintendent of maintenance an army air cmps technical school graduate has been with the Ro3   

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