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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             C C F A T V r C H 1 S T C H Y f t E 3 M C I r E j NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT OL XLVII AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 15 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 266 EXPECT DECISIVE ANGLOU S MOVES Purvis Chief of British Commission to U S Also Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS L O N D O American flyers enlisted in the transAtlan tic bomber terry service were killed Thursday in a takeoff crash in which 22 persons in all died including the Rt Hon Arthur Purvis chairman of the British supply council in North America The crash announced by the RAF lorry command Friday fol lowed an almost identical ferry service accident Sunday in which another 22 were killed making the weeks toll 44 lives including those of 19 Americans Not a man escaped Thursdays accident The big plane which was taking the Americans back to America in a group so that they could fly more new bomb ers back to Britain burst into flame immediately on crashing Among the American victims was Capt Joseph Creigiiton Mackey 31 of Kansas City Mo who was the lone survivor of a crash in Newfoundland last Feb ruary in which Sir Frederick Banting codiscoverer of insulin and two others were killed The dead included nine Cana dians among them Purjris Cartel one Englishman Eleven the Americans were pilots and one was a radio operator Seven of the Canadians were radio oper ators one was a pilot The victims were listed as fol Capt T C Mackey Kansas City Capt A C Earl Huntingdon W Va Caot M D Dilley Kansas City Capt J J Kerwin Oakland Cat Capt N Y TL B Anding Mcrrick Capt M J Wetzel Jamesburg Capt Gerald Hull Hoyal Oak Mich Capt E Hamel Bvaintree Mass Capt P F Lee Jr Frederick MO Flying Officer W L Trimble Fort Worth Tex Flying Officer E W Watson Torrence Cal Flight Engineer R F Davis Seattle Wash Rt Hon Arthur P Purvis Mon treal Capt J J Monfat Toronto Radio Operator R Coates Yar mouth N S Radio Operator W F T God tlard Toronto Radio Operator R A Duncan Port Arthur Ont Radio Operator A Tamblin For Arthur Ont Radio Operator D N Hannant Victoria B C Radio Operator J P Culbert Montreal Capt R C Stafford Maiden head Berks England Officer Watson was the only man taken out of the plane alive and he died in a hospital during the night The 22 were killed in a take off accident the second such ac cident mand American officers died in the oth er crash which occurred Sunday making n total of 19 Americans to die in this phase of the war effort The Sunday crash took a total nf 22 lives also It occurred just n few minutes before British Minister of Supply Lord Beaver brook took off in another craft to fly to the sea rendezvous between President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill The flyers killed were ferry pilots who fly new planes to England from the United States and Canada They met heir deaths as they were being taken back to the United States in a group so that they could fly more new planes back to Eu rope Late reports gave this version of the crash The plane was clear of the field on its takeoff but suddenly lost altitude At the edge of the field it plowed inlo a raised road skit lercd through a fence and burst into flames Wreckage was scattered over a considerable area and airmen and soldiers who ran to trip scene with firefighting apparatus were held by intense heat ann smoke Outlook for Britain Is Improving LONDON posi 1011 m the battle of the Atlantic s very much better than in the arly summer because of widen ng operations against German ubmarines and most valuable Jnited States assistance authori ative sources declared Friday Although the scale of attacks as remained about the same and i fact has increased in some areas these sources said British aircraft and surface units have done very well in recent weeks n the struggle to retain mastery f the sea lanes Tile axis simultaneously has suffered very heavily in the Mediterranean they added with he British there reversing the Atlantic situation and attacking erman and Italian convoys suc cessfully light forces PLANlARLfY WITH STALIN Churchill Roosevelt Expected to Send High Officials to Meeting LONDON P President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill were reported Friday to DC planning to send a communi cation to Josef Stalin proposing a meeting in Moscow between Stalin and his war chiefs on one hand and high British and American officials on the other London sources said tfiat the meeting would discuss not only he tjpes of supplies which the United States and Britain are to send to Russia and in what amounts they are to be shipped but also the strategical position of the red armies The soviet armys position in Siberia also is to be reviewed i as said The position of the U S S R the postwar world is to be discussed according to the re ports with hopes of some agree ment on spheres of influence and the future political ideology o western Europe Army Sends Call to Iowa for 776 Men DES MOINES se lective service headquarters re ceived a call from the seventh corps area headquarters Fridaj for 776 men to be inducted inlc the army between Sept 3 and Sept 26 Col Robert L Fulton an nounced 685 of the men would bi inducted at Fort Des Moines anc 81 at Fort Crook Nebr The call brings the total men drafted in Iowa to 13035 Iowa Soldier Killed in California Crash SAN LUIS OBISPO Cal A William H Hanke 2 of Newton Iowa was killed in cartruck collision near to befall the ferry com within a week Seven Wednesday night Three her othe Camp Roberts soldiers died in th sime accident Private Hanke was drafted an left with the Newton contingen July 14 for Fort Des Moines H was transferred to Camp Roheri July 27 His father Alva Hanke Mitchellvillc Iowa and mothc Mrs Lcla Sherman Newton an two halfbrothers survive Hanke body for burial be shipped to Newto Mason City Behind 40 1st of 8th LA CROSSE 111 was leading 4 to 0 over Ma son City as the opening game ol the American Leirioti regions basebill tournament here Fri day went into the first half of the eighth A DiMarco hurling for Mason City had al lowed seven hiis consisting o six singles and one double as Benvyn went to bat Collii Newman leftfielder got he lon hit for Mason City so far in the game Berwrn scored three runs in the fourth and one in the seventh 2ndU SBritish Bomber Ferry CrashJCills 22 12 ARE VICTIMS IN FATAL TAKEOFF Roosevelt Host to Churchill on U S Cruiser President Roosevelt entertained at dinner for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aboard the U S S Augusta somewhere in the Atlantic on Saturday night Aug 9 This picture was released by the white house in Washington and shows the guests on the deck of the Augusta just before dinner Seated left to right First man unidentified Wilfred Freeman vice chief of Bvitish air staff witlif Falla at his Admiral Sir Dudley Pound first sea lord of Britain Gen Sir John G Dill chief of the imperial British staff last man unidentified Standing left to right Avercll Harriman Harry Hopkins Admiral E J King commander of the Atlantic fleet Rear Admiral Ross T Mclntire Under Sec retary of State Sumner Welles Brig Gen Edwin M Watson Capt Elliott Roosevelt Admiral Harold R Stark chief of naval operations Capt John R Bearclall the presi dents navalaideGenGeorge C Marshall chief of and Ensign Franklin D Roosevelt Jr LAUNCH DRIVE N PROPAGANDA Britain Seeks to Tel Europes Millions of ChurchillF R Meeting LONDON Britain launched propaganda campaign tell Europes millions mighty Friday to the historic meeting between resident Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill and their joint declaration of principles for es ablishing a lasting peace after he final destruction of the nazi Hitlers Forces Strike at Leningrad From 3 Directions Russians Falling Back Behind Dnieper River London Sources Say By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Adolf Hitlers fourth big offen sive against the U S S R Friday struck furiously at Leningrad from three directions Dispatches from Helsinki paid that the drive was smashing through powerful soviet defenses on the Karelian isthmus north of Leningrad and that the red army wns in retreat On the southern cud of the 1200 mile battlefront other soviet armies were apparently falling yranny The pledge that the two sreat English speaking nations were not seeking territorial gains and the declaration then desired no territorial changes that do i the next not accord with the freely ex Ukraine authoritative London pressed wishes of the peoples quarters conceded Soviet dis eonccrned were considered prime propaganda points here To spread word across Europe Minister of Information Brendan Bracken prepared a campaign lo be carried on by radio broadcasts pamphlets dropped from British and ftUssian planes and tinder ground channels The Daily Herald which called the declaration a matchless wea pon of propaganda declared that boldly and skillfully used it will contribute immensely to winning the war The first gun in the campaign was fired by the British Broad casting corporation which broad cast the RooseveltChurchill an nouncement 80 limes in 40 lang uages within 12 hours By Sunday afternoon the BBC expected to have made 300 broad casts of the text or summaries of the statement In general Hritish reaction sccmcrt to he lhat Ihc declara tion was as important because of what was left unsaid as be cause of what was said It was taken for granted Roose velt and Churchill discussed many things concerning BritishAmeri can collaboration which did not appear in their statement and thai the axis powers would be kept as they have kept the rest of the world guessing after meetings between Hitler and Mussolini Ecuador Suppresses ProNazi Paper for Attacking Roosevelt QUITO Ecuador CUR weekly newspaper La Voz Obrcra a leading organ of nazi and Ger man propaganda was suspended Friday The suppression resulted from comments injurious t President Roosevelt it was said authoritatively back beyond the Dnieper river great defense line in the authoritative London conceded Soviet dis patches likewise reported a fourth offensive apparently major aimed nazi at simultan eously with the soulhcrn smnsh Odessa After a three day lull in which there was only sporadic action the Russian communique reported that battles had brok en out anew on he eastern front and lhat fierce figljting had raged through the night chiefly in the Kakisalmi Staraya Russa and Smolensk regions and on the Estoniansector There was no further mention of the Ukraine where the com munique Thursday night ac knowledged the red armys with drawal from Kirovograd and Per vomaisk The new offensive was pic tured by Russia a sequel to three major thrusts in which the nazis had reached their present petitions on a line running north fvom Ihc Ukraine oast of Smo lensk to the northern lakes and the Baltic sea with the Russians holding out in northern Estonia detending Odessa and Nikolacv might be cul off by German troops advancing toward the induslrial center of Dnepropetrovsk at the great bend of the Dnieper river A red army uar bulletin silent on the bloody struggle in tile Ukraine mentioned only that fierce raged in the sectors of Kaki salmi 75 miles north of Lenin grad Staraya Russa about 140 miles south of Leningrad and in Estonia southwest of the oldtime capital of the czars Italian military dispatches said fascist troops entering the fight on the soulhern fronl had made their first contact with the Rus sians encountering furious re sistance The Germans claimed that all crossings of the Dnieper river for several hundred miles south of Kiev were already in hands out there was no detailed report of any crossing British observers esiimatcd that the area reported overrun by German Hungarian Rumanian and Italian troops contained about 50 per cent of the Ukraines heavy industries Adolf Hitlers high command reiterated Thursdays claims of big gains in the Ukraine and de clared briefly that on other parts of the east front fighting con tinued to be successful 300 RAF BOMBERS BLAST AT GERMANS In the war in the air the Brit ish reported that more than 300 RAF bombers blasted overnight a Hannover Brunswick Magde burg Rotterdam and Boulogne The Germans snid an attempt iva also made to attack Berlin bu claimed lhat nnzi defense re pulsed the As the raiders RAF pounded Vlaine Coast SWAMPSCOTT Mass rsoident Rooseselt notified tlie hite house secretariat by radio riday that he will return shortly the United States and indica ons were that lie debarkation oint would be in the vicinity of ockhmd Me William D Hassett acting hite house secretary informed ewsmcn attached to the pvesi entinl party that he would have statement for newspapers at 7 m CDT The statement it was nclicated however probably will c little more than an announce nent of the presidents arrival ilans The white house secretariat maintained the same silence on the debarkation point which lias been continued luring the presi dents historic Atlantic meeting with Winston Churchill It appeared most probable tha he president would come ashore sometime Saturday forenoon Fa cilities suitable for a presidcnlia finding along the Maine toast ure united Rockland seemed to b he most likely city for such a dej barkation Apparently again aboard his yacht Pomotac after the Church ill conference aboard the U S S Augusta and 11 M S Prince of Wales Mr Roosevelt was cruising CAPITAL LOOKS FOR ACTS FROM NEW POLICIES Ger Arcas mentioned in the comlmanys great cities on an ever in munique are parts of the battle front developed in the Germans three way squeeze on Leningrad jointly with the Finns from the north and by themselves from the west and south The soviet com munique gave no indications of how the battles were developing Soviet officials acknowledged that Marshal Semcon Budyen nys army of the southwest had abandoned the Rug river town of Pcrvomaisk 115 miles north west of and Bcvo 100 miles northeast of Nikolacv There was no indication how ever that nazi columns storming inlo the rich grain iron and in dustrial province had yet cap tured cither Odessa Russias big Black sea port or the manufac turing city of Nikolacv 65 miles cast London advices said there was I some danger that Russian forces creasing scale British Food Min ister Lord Woolton announced that Britains shadow larder in cluding cans of various foods was now ready Woolton said Prime Minister Churchill had instructed him to have all emergency arrangements completed by Sept 1 the date Churchill has set as the zero hour for a possible nazi invasion at tempt The largest convoy to reach Malaya since the European war began landed thousands of Aus tralian soldiers at Singapore where they were dispatched im mediately to defense posts A British spokesman said the far eastern army was now considered sufficiently numerous and pow erful to make any potential in vader think 10 times before at tempting to sliike at British in terests in the area ACCOUNTING IN LEND ACT ASKED Administration Request for More Funds Is Anticipated in Congress WASHINGTON7 An nc jounting of leaclcnd excpndi urcs to date was demanded BYi day by Senator Byrti DVa in mlicipation of an administration expected by congress next week for approximately 57000000000 additional to aid the countries fighting nazi Germany In asking the leaselend divi sion headed by Harry Hopkins for a report on actual disburse ments from the S7flOOOQOQOO previously made available Byrd said he believed congress ought to have that information before it considered increasing the amount Congress is perfectly willing lo provide any money thnl is needed the Virginia sena tor told reporters but it hardly seems possible that more than n billion dollars could have been spent thus far of the seven billion that we already have voted a report only ap proximately actually spent up to that time although the president had allocated all of the funds Under the leaselend act the president is required lo furnish congress wlih progress reports from lime to time but not less frequently than every 90 days Mr Roosevelt submitted his first report on June II exactly three months after the legislation oc eanic law On a 90day basi second report would not be due until Sept 9 There were indications mean while that the projected fund request might be based in part on possible Russian needs Some legislators thought that Presi dent Roosevelts conversations with Prime Minister Churchill at sea micM have touched on Russian as well as British re quirements In this connection Senator Pep per DFla said he was reliably informed that the Russians were seeking short range bombers pur suit planes antiaircraft guns ma chine tools and gasoline refining equipment leisurely Friday somewhere off the coast of Maine Because of 3 request from the state department and Secretary of Navy Frank Knox reporters attached to the presidential party were preclude from specifyinig information on the yachts position Undersecretary of State Siim ncr Welles aud LendIease Generalissimo Harry L Hop kins participants in the historic Atlantic conference came asnore Thursday at Portland Mo ap parently fresh from a last min ute conference with the presi dent f Representatives of newspapers were assembling here wailing for word as to when the president would clock Although white house attaches obviously couttl mike no commit ments for the president there wns every indication that he would hold a press conference immedi ately after his arrival presenting through the American press and adio the fast direct account of lis shipboard meeting with the British prime minister The con eronce may be held on the po omnc at the debarkation point nn ic dock or may be delayed un il he boards the special train The train was at Bostons south itation ready to leave on an lours notice Beaverbrook Flies to Washington Urges Speed in Planes Tanks WASHINGTON feel ing pervaded the capital Friday that parallel AngloAmerican ac tion rf a decisive nature in the offing to implement the poli cies agreed upon in the historic sea conference between President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill Informed diplomatic here Hke some in London slurred the opinion that much mure than the joint declaration of peace aims after destruction of the tyranny could be expected from the momentous meeting that he first manifes tation eould he looked fcr soon anil that there he no mis taking it wlicu it came This was based on the belief hit Ihcve were numerous imiior mt decisions behind Hie gener alized language of the joint state ment issued Thursday Only in the statements preamble was mention 3olice Get Sticky Problem in Traffic RICHMOND Va Police iad a rather sticky traffic prob lem on their hands A barrel of glue toppled from a truck and ut a nice goncy coating on t iitorscclton of Fourteenth and Mill streets Perseverance pa tience and the arrival of n public works sanding truck saved the day Byrd recalled that made in June showed nadc of unspecified measures be ing taken by Britain and the United States The decisions it was recognized would remain in the category of military for Mr Roosevelt had made plain on pnst occasions he tlid not care to provide infor mation he thought Adolf Hitler would like lo have nucl that fu ture defense strnlegy would be based on healing the other fellow to the punch Despite rtlie rule of some official sources thought that the president might give the na tion further details of his conver sations with Church in a fireside chat Such a broad cast it was saicl could he used effectively to anuuiiiiic the first significant step taken as a result of the meeting The importance of American arms production in the discus sions was eviilcneeil by the ar rival in Washington nf Lord Bcaverurnok Britains dynamic minister supply who partici pated in the conferences f The Beaver flew hrre Thurs presumably taking off soon as he got mntlr no bones of the fact that his mission was to sec about in creased leaselend aid Beaverbrook in the course of a rapidfire interview announced that he was seeking more of tanks more plane particularly more food more supplies of all kinds He threw cold water on theo rizing that Britain was counting air CAR KILLS GIRL AUGUSTA Ga year old Joyce Whitman played with her paper dolls beside the road in front of her home Thursday A gust of summer wind swept a doll out into the highway The child darted after it and was crushed fatally by an automobile The car sped on Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Fri day night and Saturday slight ly cooler Friday night IOWA Fair west partly cloudy east Friday night and Saturday slightly cooler cast Friday night MINNESOTA Fair to partly cloudy Friday night and Satur day a sprinkles of rain northeast Friday night sljghl ly wnimer west Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobcGazcttc weather statistics Maximum Thursday 87 Minimum Thursday night 55 At 8 a m Friday fin YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum fi5 Precipitation 2D EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period from p m CST Friday Aug 15 to p m Wednesday Aug 20 Upper Mississippi temperature will average near normal except above normal Iowa western and southern Illi nois cool first two days rising trend Monday afternoon anc Tuesday except becoming cooler Minnesota northern Wisconsin Monday and Tuesday Rainfnl will average moderate except Vo cally heavy some sections wit showers and thunderstorms las two days beginning in Minnesota by Monday night on winning the war from the BnmhinK from trie air did nnl bent us he said vehemently This remark was interpreted as implying that TriLim in illtciutcd sooner or later to in vade continental Europe in an attempt to roll back the nail armies Bcavcrbrooks oilier comments however did not convey the impression that sneh a military venture was close at hand for he slresscfl amonr other things that we havent gat enouerh tanks in quantity are considered in dispensable for such an opera tion Meanwhile some additional rle ailrf were added to the stilU meager store nf public informa tion nn the circumstances sur rounding the meeting of Mr Fiooevcll and Britains prime The exarT kuatinn of he rendezvous was still veiled by the vague description somewhere in tlic north Atlantic but photo graphs released by the while house Thursday night disclosed that If M S Prince of Wales and the U S S Augusta had figured in the conferences Both arc warships of reputa tion The white house pictures also disclosed Ihc large number of high American and British officials who had gathered at sea for the unprecedented scries of confer Apparently the president and Churchill had fair weather and moderate temperatures One of the photographs re leased by the white house showt Mi Roosevelt and Churchill chatting after church services last Stinriny on the deck of the Prince of Wilcf They were sealed side by side the president bare headed with a prayerbook in the   

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