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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTOSV AH 0 E S U 0 l f 5 Of COUP HOME EDITION THi NEWSfAPEB THAT MAKK AU NORTH 10WANJ NIIGHBORJ MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THS WrtB CONSISTS TWOSECTIONS REPORT RED WmProbably Cut Car Output in Half DROP OF 26 PER Cant Let LOSS 7 MILLION CENT IN AUGUST INITIATES MOVE Priority Order to Be Given to Aid Materials for Trucks in Defense WASHINGTON na tions passenger car production probably will be cut 50 per cent m the new model year that is now beginning the government announced Thursday The announcement by the of fice of production management and the office of price adminis trator and civilian supply pro vided for specific reductions of 2G5 per cent for Ausrusl Sep Icmber October and Novem ber At the same lime the OPMs priorities division announced that it is preparing a blanket priority order lo speed materials lo truck manufacturers whose output will be increased to meet vital trans portation and military needs During the first four months of the 1942 model year which began Aug 1 only 817000 passenger cars will be produced by the au lomobile industry This com pared wilh 1113000 units pro duced during the same period last year and 1560000 during the four months ended July 31 of this year The larger automobile compan Motors Chrysler and asked to make a 278 per cent reduction in their 1942 model production during the first four months as compared with t o lcvclsStudebaker Hudson Nash Packard Willys Overland and Croslcy will their production schedules by per cent P a s s e n K er car production will be curtailed 265 per cent during Hie months of August September October and No vember and progressively more in subsequent months with the expectancy of a 50 per cent curtailment for the model year ending July 31 1942 the an nouncement explained The production quotas were disclosed following a meeting with 18 automobile manufacturers and parts producers Through the priorities assis tance to truck ap proximately 200000 more units will he produced by the industry tins year The trucks will be pro duced for the army and navy and for Russia Britain and China BIG RAF FORCE HITS GERMANY Nazis Take WASHINGTON Roosevelt reporting 10 congress on nis epochal meeting at sea with Pnme Minister Churchill said Thursday the declaration of prin ciples agreed upon there was so clear cut that they would be dif ncult to oppose without auto matically admitting a willingness 0 accept compromise with nazi ism These principles the president added in a brief special message also would be hard io oppose without admitting a willingness to agree to a world peace whih would give to naziism domination over large numbers of conquered nations Inevitably Mr Roosevelt asserted such a peace would he a sift to naziism to take a second war to extend the con trol over Europe and Asia lo the American hemisphere it self Mr Roosevelt said it was per haps unnecessary to call atten tion once more to the utter lack of validity of Jhe spoken or writ ten word of the nazi government He added that it also was un necessary to point out that the declaration included oC necessity world need for freedom of religion and freedom of informa tion He said LNo society of the world organ ized under the announced prin ciples could survive without these freedoms which are a part of the whole freedom for which we slnve The president reported the mili ary and naval conversations at the North Atlantic conference made clear gains in furthering ne effectiveness of lendiease aid to countries east and west He and the prime minister Mr Roosevelt added are ar raiiKiiiE for conferences with Russia to assist it in its defense against the attack made by the principal aggressor of the mod ern Empty Buses Pack Detroit Yards estimated 400000 office andfactorv Negotiators Consider CIO Proposal for Ending Strike Cold Drizzle Adds to Discomfort of Many Who Are Forced to Walk In fact this copy furnished to congress in the nature of a reoort constituted most of Thursdays message Only six new paragraphs were included The declaration of principles the president continued presented a goal worthwhile for our tvoe of civilization to seek Written with pencil and scratch pad m tne presidents study Wed nesday night the message con tained a copy of thc official state ment released by he white house last Thursday covering the eight general aims agreed upon by the prime minister and Mr Roose DETROIT muni cipal transportation strike kpot thousands of automobile defense and office workers on foot again Ihursday as negotiators prepared to consider a threepoint CIO peace formula for ending the dis pute The ClO proposal offered after 18 hours of continuous nc golialions failed In yield an agreement called for immedi ate resumption nf street car and bus service lo the Detroit street railway systems 1200000 daily passengers 1 Herring Believes Very Life of This Nation Is at Stake British Using More Planes in Raids Than Were Ever Sent by Nazis J Cations day night declared his complete conviction that the very life of tiis nation is at stake That conviction has led him to LONDON of British bombers smashed at north trance and struck toward the Netherlands and northwestern Germany Thursday and an au thoritative source reported that Britain now had more planes over t piunca wcr German cities at night than Ihe Germans ever had over England the darkest days of last win ter Replying lo n question whether the present British air offensive was living up to the promises of several weeks ago that British at tacks would be heavier than anv thmg the Germans ever produced over Britain the informant said Therewill be far more in the future He declined to estimate the number of planes involved in the night operations The Royal Air Force meanwhile struck st lhc German occupied invasion const in nonstnp day liShl raids and observers on lhc English channel coast reported slrong formations of bombers and fighters roaring away to the northwest toward the North Sea Snowballs WILMINGTON Del temperature was around 75 but a complaint that boys were throw ing snowballs sent police to Eighth and Windsor streets Wednesday night The palrolmen found sev eral youngsters packing crushed ico into balls at an ice company plant and heaving Ihcm al crsby support every appropriation for national defense he said in an ad dress before the League of Towa Municipalities convention A shooting war can be avoided by providing those res is t the necessary tools he stated but we cannot complete the building of this vast arsenal of material supply and spiritual and moral strength with out the reorganization of our daily hves and a rededication of our selves to liberty and all that it It was to be presented to lead ers of the striking Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Em ployes AKL by Mayor Edward J Jeffries and state and federal mediators A cold drizzle added to the dis comfort of hitchhikers of both sexes Traffic was snarled in the nations motor city as DSK rid ers pulled seldomused jalopies out of their garages and offered friends and even strangers free rides The citys 1000 taxicabs were swamped with more orders than they could handle Defense workers proved just as able to raise a thumb and produc tion was moving along at a nor mal rate The Hudson Motor Car company which Wednesday sent HOOO nondefense workers home because so many of them were unable io gel transportation re sumed operations Thursday Thc citys 2690 street cars and buses were ordered held in the barns at 4 a m Wednesday after Ihe AFL ordered a strike of 4008 operating employes The union demanded sole bar Kaininjr righls and exclusive use of DSR bulletin boards for posting announcements NYK TO CARRY US OFFICIALS Japanese Line Thought to Be Under Pressure From Hostage Charge TOIUO MVThe NYK apparently under foreign office p res s u announced Thursday night it had reserva tions for 2B United Slates em bassy and consular officials aboard the liner Tatsutu Maru scheduler to sail Aug 28 for Shanghai At Shanghai most of the Atner ica ns expected lo obtain trans Pacific passage borne aboard a United States transport t Because of the unfavorable publicity arising from the maoility of United States na tionals to obtain passage foin Ibe foreign office was be lievcd to have exerted pressure NYK line officials then tinned up accommodations for nine naval two marine and four army offi cers all Japanese language stu dents who recently have been or dered to other stations and a group of consular employes The action was believed lo have resulted from the recent talks be tween United States Ambassador Joseph C Grew and Teijiro ioyoda Japanese foreign min ister An AFL leader roared Nurse Driving Car Has No Accident but Suffers Broken Leg 5 INJURED IN HEADQN CRASH Mason Cityan Is Among Those Hurt When Cars Meet at New Hampton NFAV persons were m ahospital here Thursday following a hoadon auto mobile collision onehalf mile west ol New Hampton at Wednesdaj night Passengers in the car said blinding headlights caused the ac cident The injured Ernest J Schroeder 48 Ma son City chest injuries Curtis McNally 29 Vmlon fractured left arm head and facial lacerations Mrs Curtis McNallv 27 com pound fracture of right lee A V McNally 57 Hampton chest injuries Mrs A V McNally 49 New Hampton fractured left Ice and lacerations Three McNally children escaped injnries Schioeder was alone m his car was reported in Kood condition Thursday McNally driver of Ibe other car is the man ager of n grocery store at Vinton He was riding with his wife par cuts and children 1 firmly believe the only way we can stay out of this war is by ri f3 7cry woy rt of actual participation resisting the aggressions of Hitler l am for stopping Hitler before we may be required lo face him smglchandecl and alone Shortages of material hr said arc more apparent than real Convict Disappears in Cloud of Dust WJNSTONSALEM N Mex convict at a prison farm near here literally a cloud of dust SupL Bud Flynn said a guard on duly with a crew loading topsoil lold him thc pris oner was there when they started oadmg he truck but when Ihe ruck pulled oul he wa gone lo call oift 35000 other municipal workers if the strike were not settled It was also disclosed that 00000 teamsters building trades men and hotel and restaurant workers had pledged support to the striking union DFS MOINES Bex ale a nurse drove sloTvly through d o w n t o w n traffic guarding against accidents She had no went to a hospitai with a broken leg n t it was iust riding alons and threat felt a pain I guess I must have Siven it s peculiar twist she nd Doctors said she fractured a bone m thc right leg above th knce Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday scattered tnunelcrshowers Thursday night and easl and south Friday little change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy widely scattered light showers Ihursday night cooler norlh wcst Friday fair to partly cloudy scattered showers or thunderstorms southeast cooler north and central IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 85 Minimum Wednesday night 52 At 8 a m Thursday 61 YFA7i AGO Maximum 72 Minimum Patrolman Takes Over Bus While Driver Goes to See His New Son MARYSVILLE Ky Wpa trolmm J F Brodl Jr flagged a city bus lold Driver Rov Mitch ell thai Mrs Mitchell Just had ven birth to a son i The patrolman ordered Mitchell I Kfj to the hospital where he could ct the new arrival and said wheel PlaCC at thc Brodt made one complete trip over thc bus route before being relieved by a regular driver DIES OF INJURIES OSCEOLA Sharp J a farmer died in a hospitai here of injuries which resulted Inosday afternoon when his car careened into a ditch on a dirt road 712 miles north of loivn ILLUSTRIOUS IS BEING REPAIRED Aircraft Carrier Is m American Port After Severe Bombing NEW YORK British press service announced that thc famous batttcscarred aircraft carrier Illustrious is in an Ameri can shipyard undergoing repairs and that Capt Lord Louis Mount batten cousin of King George VI who arrived by clipper Tuesday would command Ihe ship and su pervise repairs Thc announcement authorized by the British ministry of infor mation in London did not disclose ihe exact whereabouts of thc 23 000 ton vessel British admiralty reports pub lished June IB said the mighty vessel a year old and with a speed of more than 30 knots was almost destroyed axis planes attacks ran 10 near Sicily and again at Malta where she took refuge These reports said her rudder gear broke and the ship careened traily while a hail of bombs set Mrcs and killed about 80 of her 1600 crewmen Secretary of thc Aavy Knox said m Washington last Feb 2 that a direct hit by a 1000pound bomb bad failed to affect the ships or navigation but official reports said she was dam aged so severely that siic bad to be steered wilh her engines and barely reached port The German high command an nounced July 1940 that she had been struck by a torpedo from a uboat commanded by First Lieutenant Endrasz The day be tor the announcement the ship was anchored in peaceful Bermuda bay Commenting on the Jan 10 at tack the Germans said they be lieved the ship would neverleave Malta because she was resting on lhc bottom POLICE ARREST 6000 IN PARIS TO END UNREST Most of Those Held Described as Jews 2 Men Are Executed VICHY France W Police ere reported Thursday to have arrested 6000 persons in Gorman wcupied Paris Most of hose arrested in the great roundup apparently aimed at sinking at the sources of grow ing public unrest in the city were described as Jews At the same lime it WAS learned at two men had been executed by a firing squad for alleged par icipation in a communist mani eslalion against German occupa tion authorities They were con demned presumably bv a German ourl martial for activity in ra or of he enemy it was said Both German and French police were reported to have taken part n lie arrcsls Giblm Denies Any Party Preferment in Jobs at Arms Plant DES MOINES 1 Giblm Iowa stale employmeU service manager has denied charges by a republican parly col umnist thai democrats are obtain 8 preferment for party hench men for employment al the Dei Monies ordnance plant No preference shown any e8istrant for employment at the Jes Monies ordnance plant Gib lm declared One of he funda mental and cardinal of Me employment service is Hint vorkors are referred to job oppor unilies solely upon their ability tn perform any given job without rc tjavrt to race or creed In the weekly news release from cpubhcan slate headquarters Iqu jardncr asserted twitching fin Kcrs of he new dealers arc work ng a way into the jobs at the DCS Homes ordnance plant to get prc ermcnt for party henchmen Report Huge Dam Blown Up on Dnieper LONDON prose cuting is scorched canh policy to ine limit of sacrifice has blown up its gigantic Dnieper river dam pride of soviet industry as the last of its main armv of he Ukraine rclreals across the Dnie per river it was reported Thurs day V Marshal Semyon Budycuny commander in chief of he army of he Ukraine was said to have ordered the dynamiting after Premier Josef Slalin in a tele phonic conference had given his approval The reporLs came from Stock holm and were not confirmed Authoritative sources had heard they disclosed that the Russians had removed parts of turbines and other machinery to the interior for safety long in advance Reports of Ibe dynamiting readied London only n few hours before Marshal Klemenli Voro shilov Russian commander in chief at the northern front and Andrei A Zhdanov commanding in the Leningrad district had ap to the citizens of the Lenin grad area lo take up arms and de lend Leningrad to the end against the Germans driving in on it from west and south According to the Stockholm re ports Stalin and agreed on destruction of the S11IU1DO 000 dam after moving nearly nODOOO men across the Dnieper German dispatches had reported lhat Budyenny had moved many men across the broad dam itpclf Up to 000nono people live in the area supplied by Die Dnieper power dam V Stockholm said the dynamil inc was calculated tn transform the 300 mile stretch of tiie Dnieper from Kiev down tn Zaporozlv toward the tower end of the great Dnieper Iicml into a unnavlganle torrcii ami impede any German attempt In advance smith nf Kiev Loss of the Dnieper power would cripple an area which last year produced about threefifths of Russias pig iron iron ore anci poal threefourths of its alum mum and nearly onehalf of its rolled metal according to some estimates here War on East Front LENINGRAD IS IN DREAD DANGER SOVIETS ADMIT Combined Claims on Casualties Prisoners Make Staggering Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Combined German and Kussiin claims late Thursday listed a stajj KcnnK total of men Killed wounded or captured in the twomomhsold conflict on the eastern from while afield troops driving from ihe soulb uere reported within of Lonmurad the old czarisl capital The Hussians declared offici ally that German tosses approxi mated killed and wounded nip Gcrmans id r OBMOO red amtroop Killed wounded or captured A soviet spokesman said more than half ot the German losses were slain The Russians acknowledged that Leningrad was in dread mder a Hireehearied onslaught by mm and allied Finnish forces A Swedish broadcast quotuu tne Itcrlin correspondent nf a Stnrklinlm newspaper SUM nazis were iiilvanchE via Gal sclmia about 22 miles smith of Leningrad Adolf Hitlers lhat German columnshad smashed three main buhva ks of eningivHi s outer defense system Despite severe reverses at bolli finds of the lSoOmile batUefro fiom Karelia to the Black sen so viet official spokesman S S lr zwrky declared in Moscow There is no alarm or pessimism ranks Kven icmsois unricistnnd nal lle m Hie elst ils ijcsun lozovsky ciincedud that thr Oermans had wo considerable IasCSSV IWMS of Russias vaslncss milv a small area taken an that cfl without provisions larniiw ly rcckcd ilis ruined faolorie Kl c warfare anl hatrrd V DNB riistributed a statement rjcmphasteing that the war wMI Russia was bcinR waged to Kji Pccondilions for Ihe Klc Great Britain and in sistiiiR that aerial hlovvs the British lad weakened Veutral observers inlerpfcleri Ihe statement two ways Kirst in dcvastatins punish C RAF o vague rumor of n British cimaii peace movement fn London a British an AF tn thc h S Iild ra more bombers over Germany in nRit lhan the German over tarn in the most violent assault laM autumn and winter The German people are catili t MOW he said Challenging an official Russian rarfW rigllt l Len n decfa if the Berli dctlaieri that if the city were dp fended it would suffer the ralr Warsaw which was largely de s roycd by llayi Slllkas mnsh quash Arrows indicate the main sectors on the eastern front Berlin of a German c The red army nnrlhwcsl mand admitted dial rcninBrntl was under direct threat of tacfc but ltc Russians cx nrcsscd confidence that thr city s with MU malcd carnsnn of 1000000 men would hold front Russias Poil f Odessa Wds reporled aflame blasted by German artillery and SUks divP bomhcrs The Gcnnai high command rc POTlcd lhat troops storming ward I cningrad fro the south lhc ancient walled uly of Novgorod 100 miles below i bitter fightine aKamt the red army defenders Only Wednesday night soviet dispatches declared that a show down battle for Leningrad was raging about Novgorod and that the town surrounded by swamps and myriad lakes was admirably suited for a stonewall defense The German liBh command rcjjortinjr the suift fall of Xov eorort also announced thc ran turn nf Varva 81 mile south   

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