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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C E P A R T I r T r I T C Y f CCS i C C P THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MASON CITY k THE BRIGHT SPOT PITY 1UVVA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13 1941 rms PAPEK SKTONS ONE NO 264 NAZIS CITE GAIN TOWARD BLACK SEA Nazis ChargeU S Plans to HULL REPORTED SEEKING BASES IN BRAZIL HUMP New French Attitude Causes Repercussions in Britain America By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germany charged the United States Wednesday with planning to seize the French island of Mar tinique in the West Indies as a result of French Chief of State Petains newlyannounced policy of stronger collaboration with the reich Authorized quarters in Berlin declared bluntly that certain American groups which for a long time have cast covetous eyes on Martinique would use Petains speech Tuesday as an excuse to satisfy their lust for the island In both Washington and Lon don serious repercussions arose over Frances new attitude In Washington the conviction was freely expressed that Petains pronazi alignment held threats to American interests and territories and the U S state department was reported negotiating for air base rights on the hump ot Brazil closest to Dakar French west African takeoff base nearest to the Americas In London authoritative quar ters said Petain planned lo sub jugate the French people and force upon them a policy they detest Secretary of State Cordell Hall withheld formal comment but some grcssmen outspokenly urjred that the American republics should take over Frances colon ies in the western hemisphere Several congressmen also advo cated breaking off diplomatic re lations with the Vichy government and recognizing Gen Charles de Gaulles free French regime British Minister oE Supply Lord Bcaverbrooks London Daily Ex press referring to strong new powers granted to Frances Vice Premier Admiral Jean Darlan de clared Darlan has become Frances fuehrer and Petain his Hindcn burgV Pctain is 85 Germanys late President Paul von Hindcnhurg was 86 when he died after yield ing full powers to the rising satel lite Adolf Hitler In Berlin the nazi foreign of fice hailed Petains speech as im portant because powers outside the continent which desire to es tablish guardianship over France were rebuffed and because the aged marshal had solidly allied himself with Hitlers new order for Europe PETAIN CIAMPS TIGHT DECREES ON FRANCE Marshal Pctain hero of Verdun who helped France win one great war and saw her lose its sequel clamped on tight decrees designed lo carry out his program and throttle its Toes at home He declared that to save France from herself the government must overcome all opponents of the new order by smashing thei and decimating their leaders He told his people France must lake her full share of participa tion in the reconstruction of Eur ope under the nazidevised new order and overcome a heritage of distrust of the Germans He said the French version of democracy never had more than a few traits in common with the democracy of the United but that the instinct of liberty still lives within us proud and strong fndenendent Union 0 M Packing Company Launch Negotiations DES MOINES lip Neaotia tions between representatives of the local Independent Union of Packing House Workers and the Iowa Packing company for a new contract with the union seeking a 10 per cent wage increase were under way Wednesday The independent union was named collective bargaining agent by the companys production and maintenance workers in an NLRB election last week Plant Superintendent Fl A Scudder said the company is studying the national labor rela tions boards recommendations nn wage increases nnd wage an nouncements of competitors Decorah Has 42 Reports No Frost DES M O I N E S Most lowans thought it was swell to shiver a bit when they got up Wednesday morning Ill fact there were no com plaints when the mercury aver aged about 6 degrees below nor mal over the slate It was a welcome relief after 23 successive days on which temper atures averaged above normal Even Tuesday the average was a bit above normal at Des Moines though the high for the state was only 88 at Marehalitown and 85 at Des Moines the top expected again Wednesday Deeorah which seems to have a corner on low temperatures this summer reported a minimum of 42 degrees and in response to a request the weatherman said there was no frost reported A high pressure area in the east which accounts for Tues days and Wednesdays comfort able weather here gradually is deteriorating the weather bureau reported but no extremely warm weather is in sight for the next day or two Soldier Shaves as Troops Roll Along LONGVIEW Tex Gen Louis A Ledbetter stood proudly at the curb inspecting his spickandspan 45th division as it rumbled along before gaping ci vilians Suddenly he stiffened In one truck was a belathered soldier calmly shaving Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day not so cool Wednesday warmer Thursday fol scattered thunder night lowed by showers IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day scattered showers and thundershowers Thursday and in southwest and extreme west late Wednesday night not so cool east Wednesday night warmer east and central Thurs day MINNESOTA cloudiness and Thursday scattered siiow ers Thursday and in northwest and extreme west Wednesday night not quite so cool Wed nesday night slightly warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GIobeGnzette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 77 Minimum Tuesday night 49 At a a m Wednesday G3 The first hint that fall is not so Considerable Wednesday night toriMi si5 s on their beds with the dipping to a chilly 43 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipilalroii ts mercury HOUSE EXTENDS DRAFT MARGIN IS SINGLE VOTE Final Congressional Action by Weekend Forecast on Bill WASHINGTON the hairline margin of a single vote a tumultuous house gave Us ap proval Tuesday night to an 18 months extension of service foi the armys rank and file Tempers frayed by the rough andtumble debate of a 10houi session the representatives bursl into a roar when Speaker Rayburn ended the dramatic suspense the final roll call with the an nouncement that the Icgislalioj had been approved by a record vote of 203 to 202 A shouted demand was and a formal rc chcck of the vote It disclosed that the first result was correct The vote stands declared Kayburn and the bill is passed there was more lebcl yells boos and catcalls Ad ministration forces had won hut it was a breathtakingly close thing Thus the house joined the senate m approving the war departments insistent requests that congress authorize selectees n a I i o n a 1 guardsmen and reserve army com ponents to be kept in training for Ail lowans Except One Vote Against Extending Service WASHINGTON lown representatives except one voted against the army service exten sion bill passed Tuesday night by the house by a vote of 203 to 202 Representative Vincent Harring ton Sioux City democrat was out of the capital and did not vote a total of 30 mouths instead of 12 and that it remove the 900000 maximum on the number of draft ees that might be in service at one lime Final congressional action by Ihc weekend on compromise between the almost identical senate and house hills was expected on nil the unusually close house vote raised several ques tions of procedure The normal course would send the measure to conference with each chamber being required to vote on the compromise version That wnuld mean that the ad ministration would Iiave to run the risk of beinp defeated in the house Senator Barklcy of Kentucky e majority leader expressed the hope that the senate might accept the minor house changes in ils original bill thereby permitting it to go lo the president without any further house consideration He said he wnuld discuss the mallei with senate military affairs com Nazis Drive to Sea BRASOV GALATI RUMANIA saifl lmits of German panzer cii the Back sca eoast at points f wre n0t the Germans said east of Oclmbov near the uofOdessa Thn Germans claimed to bo in com of the Dnieper river below Kiev Cheers for the Navy 000 niydoek company where a strike is ItoUl j Churchill and F R Parley By UNITED PKKSS Speculation on an p p o c h a 1 meeting b c twee n President Roosevelt and Prime Minister j Churchill flared up with increased i intensity Wednesday with indica tions of an early solution of the international mystery The question of whether the two government leaders m c t somewhere in the Atlantic wine j still was officially unanswered but speculation on such a confer once increased and assumed greater importance hourly as a re CLAIM ODESSA IS CAUGHT IN GIANT SQUEEZE Assert Large Force of Reds Cut Off From Retreat Russia Silent By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS concern has into the Ukraine and new of Japanese and French sives at either end of war There were mounting hints hat important developments might be expected probably by this week end and in some quarters belief i that President Roosevelt had seen the British prime minister al a secret rendezvous lvas mounting despite continued official silence In London there was still no official word regarding church ills whereabouts but Washington expected the president to land somewhere on the northeast coasl luter in the week Meanwhile private advices re ceived by the United Press indi cated that a break in the mystery might bo expected by the week end or perhaps sooner These ad vices gave the impression that the official explanation of the absence of the two leaders from their capi tals would be of intense interest Thenwas little in the specu lation nn the On the HussoGerman war front Hitlers liijjh command re ported Wednesday that nazi troops Ihe enemy re j ircaiing toward the Black sea ports inflicting bloody losses on soviet rearguards and the British conceded laht ihe red army posi tion in the Ukraine was very grave e 17000 workers idle RooseveltChurchill j military dispatches as serted lhat the port of Odessa main base or the Russian Blark fleet was in a RI Rantii with Oermin columns slorminc toward the city from three sides German reports said a consid erable red army force was trapped the Black sea coast between Odessa and Odiakov 41 miles cast cut off from retreat by Ger man and Rumanian Ironps knifing down the Bug river valley to the j sea i The soviet high command silent i for the first time on key sectors in the 5idayofd struggle re ported that Russian troops had routed a German elite division of mittecmen cision before reaching a de It seems to me thatit would he the sensible course to send the resolution directly to the while house Barkley said There arc very slight differ ences between the house reso lution and that approved by the senate Both bills declare that since the national interest is imper iled the president shall have power to extend the training pe riods thai in hardship cases men may be discharged from serv ice when their release is not in compatible with the national de fense and that a sin monthly bonus be paid service men in ad dition to their regular salary after they have served their first year Dozens of recently inducted young men were scattered through the packed galleries during the daylong house debate Scores of women called members off the floor when the amendment stage was reached and besought them to vote this way or that The members arguments quick ly fixed on the question of wheth er the United Stales was in such a dangerous position defensively that the extension of service was necessary nepulilicans leaiiin the op position in which a sizable group nf democrats joined hammered away verbally for their contentions Uic army al ready was iarsi enmicli o mccl emergencies and selectees had been promised that they would be kept in training only a year Administration democrats made answer by pointing to newspaper headlines The Vichy government at this moment is aligning itself with Hitler Luther A Johnson during one exchange And in obviously partisan spirit Democratic Leader McCor mack of Massachusetts chided the minority party for its 0 months of unfulfilled predictions that the United States soon would go to war He said he had heard a conver sation between two republicans which went like this What do you think of ROOC Why hes us by seeping us out ot war shouted Representative DTcx Tracey Manchester Named Commander of Iowa Legion Boyce of Mason City ReEiectcci Historian at State Convention mystery n suggest a place of mcn nnci anolhe I meeting although some sources j Lsion and wounding pointed out that the president 1 might desire lo visit Iceland alter I Ihc occupation of thai island bv United Stales forces and that it would be handy for Churchill DES MOINES Thomas H Tracey 47 year old Manchester attorney Wednesday was unani mously elected state commander of the Iowa American Legion Ho succeeds Robert J Shaw of Siiiourney The selection of a site for the convention was left in the hands of lie executive commit tee Other officers chosen Wednes day at the closing session of the Iowa Legions 23rd annual con vention were Thomas E Byrne William Van Homed Dubuque Pella and Darlan Broadcast to Be Made Thursday VICHY Unoccupied France iff Premier Admirallean Dar n newly awarded vast powers over military and other phases of French life decided Wednesday to make a minute and a half radio mnounccment Thursday Informed sources said it would be of ex remc importance 10 OUNCE BABY LIVERPOOL Eng URIKath een Jackson 10 ounces believed he worlds smallest baby was born here Wednesday Shr was vrapped in cotton wnol was ed drops of brandy and glucose Leo Bekman Ida Grove depart ment vice commanders M Y Kinne Webster City na tional commilteeman The Rev Louis li Watson Crcs ton chaplain Fred S Downing Washington serseantilnrms R I Laird DCS Moines ad jutant Henry H Boyce Mson City historian tnst 21 yiirs ato Wednesday the new commander rronllcd hr rcrcivpcl his commission ns a second lieutenant in the Irninin school at Fort Snrllinc iMinn tiis enlistment three months earlier Soon after receiving hi mission he was ordered lo Camp Dodge near DCS Moines where he spent most of his service pe riod He was mustered out as a captain in command of a machine gun company in March The past vcnr Traccv lias been clinkman of the Iowa Legions national defense committee Tracey was born Feb fi 1BW at Alexis 111 but was roared at Balfle Crock Mich where he at tcnrirci public schools He was graduated from Tnr col Cedar Rapids Iowa in inin and now is practicing law it Manchester whenho served as Drlawaro rrnmtv atlorney from iri2n to inSi inclusive Mrs Trarcy who was the for mer Mabel Knochc of Cedar Falls is active in Legion auxil iary circles She has been presi dent of her local unit several times as well as district vice president and president and now is vice president of the stale department The Traceys have three children Donald 10 Mary Lou g and David 7 The new commanders chief hobby is to take his children swimming riding or hunting Heis a membor nf the officers rrservc corps a Hotariin and Ma son THOMAS H TRACEY BRITISH FLYERS RANGE WIDELY Heavily Attack Berlin and Bomb Dozen Otrier Cities in Germany LONDON flyers in a wide foray which ranged all the way from Norwav to France attacked Berlin heavMy Tuesday night and unloaded explosive and incendiary on a dozen oilier German cities In the German capital nn air ministry communique stale d large ires which were started were increasing their hold when nur aircraft left The British bombers had as heir mnin targets in addition lo Berlin the industrial cities of Magdeburg Hannover and Escn the Krupp armament works at the last city being the main ob jective Much damage was done ihe air ministry said The attack was made in spite of bad weather1 The German cities of Strttin Kiel Bremen Osnahruck rJuis buig and Cologne also were at tacked in this nightcap to day light raids Tuesday which ranked with the heaviest of ihe war Outride the rcich proper the British airmen struck at shipping harbors and airdromes in Ger manoccupied Norway ai MACNIDER WAR SERVICE LAUDED Resolutions Expected to Provide Skirmish Are Quietly Adopted DES MOINES men in an unspecified set tor of the 1 200mile fronl Durins the night of Aug nothing of importance took place on our fronl the red armys mid day communique Some Russians interpreted the communique as indicatinc lhat the new German snfash toward Odessa and Leningrad had been stemmed reducing the third IMK offensive nf the war In minnr local actions The Germans however report ed that Hitlers invasion armies were crushing the last soviet re sistance in the western Ukraine Berlin commentators predicted Marshal Sctucon Budyenny Russian phoro it the Iowa Legion conven that lion became lensc Wednesday as supreme command of the retiring slate commander j armies in the Ukraine would hav Robert 1 Shaw in a lull in the proceedings begun reading from the war departments citation of Han ford MacNidcr of Mason City for bravery in France in 1HIR MacNidcr past national com mander of the Legion was one of 15 prominent republicans who hisl week joined in an appeal that congress put a stop to step by step projection of the United States into undeclared war Tiie convention delegates knew that Shaws views and those of other slate Legion leaders differ sharply from MacNiders Some members had been looking for a skirmish over the defense issue on the convention floor The resolutions c o in m i 1 t e e scarcely mentioned the question houever and the report was adopted without i nuirmiir Thai was tin reason for the tenseness j prisoner in Jhe mom whoa Shaw began j A British war reading Then he said jdcclai Never let go unchallenged any attack on Ihe patriotism or integ rity nf Iowas lack MacNidcr The delegates cheered loudly There was one other reference to MitcNider given in th same spin of comradeship Henry H Dudley the next speaker on the program and national defense di rector of the Legion prefaced his address by cautioning his audi ence Do not let anything I may say i reflect in your minds against threatening the impnrt MacNtdcr No man should be censured for any opinion he has who has given as much lo his country is lack MacNidcr did in to surrender the entire Dnieper river bend to siviftstriking Ger man nnd Rumanian Iroops Moscow dispatches reported ihil red warplanes had destroyed 1 large bridge over the Danube river at halting all military transport between Bu charest nnd Constanta DNB the official German news affcncy said that the hifl waffc was violently poumlinR soviet troop concentrations and traffic facilities the en tire east front ami that rail connections around Leningrad had been shattered in many P la res In Ihc Lake Ulmin sector below Leningrad said troops imeircled tho HlUrd Russian in fillitry regiment ami killed all hul a fovwounded who were taken f spokesman g there had been pro fusions losses mi bnili sides said Ihiil while Ihc Gcrmins woi r sucking a battle of annihilation it is not clear yet who has been annihilated in many of the large scale battles The spokesman said German troops driving down the northeast shore of Lake Ladoga from Fin j Innct toward Leningrad had been I halted in the last few days ami that on the Estonia front other German forces were making some i the imj ant soviet naval base at Tallir IMPORTANT TALK PLANNED Major Attlec lo Make Radio Announcement Thursday Morning on England in a long time bomb ing a northeast const town and killing three persons and injunns seven It was indicator tho vic tims were civilians Uature of the announcement was not disclosed but there has been much speculation thai Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt and ILirry IIpMnrrd Leningrads ilr Tenses as too slrmiK In he aken and expressed the opinion that the Germans were aiminz primarily at thr isolation of llir oldtime capital of tinczars Russias second IUKCCS rily Moscow ropmlfd a shnrt ail alarm Tuesday night Inn said m Geimiin planes reached tin blacked out cily Berlin was raided for a third night and acknowledged Kinie i1ualiios were caused as tin attackers bombed by the light flat os The British said the raid this time was night foiiow up across northwestern Germany of daylight bombings deep into German territory by highflying fortress planes and hedgehopping lighter bombers Germans claimed that 57 British planes were shot down Tuesday and Tuesday night German air attacks on Kngland woro stepped up somewhat Tucs nighl htit lhBritish
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