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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WITtES THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 22 1941 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OK TWO SECTION ONE MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT v T NO 271 E N I N G R ADORT E D STATES OUTPUT INU S IS UP TO ESTIMATES Hits Opponents of Foreign Policy Cites Borahs39 Bad Guess HYDE PARK N Y Sharply assailing figures cited bv Senator Byrd President Hoosevelt asserted Friday that while American defense produc tion never had been completely satisfactory on the average it was up to estimates The chief executive told a press conference and he volun teered the information that he had heard and read a state ment by Byrd earlier in the week in Washington which said defense production was lagging icriously The president said he had asked the war department for a check and that il had showed Byrd was wrone in all categories bul planes Somebody Mr Roosevelt said sold the senator down the rival on the figures The war department the presi dent said told him it was most unfortunate that the senators data were so inaccurate and that somebody had misledByrd Then Mr Roosevelt became specific Byrd declared he said that not a single tank had gone to England oSoggedlefense he asserted we have Just himself to the task of gain the British field nf rAmhiictftnri the British sign produced inthy last year Some of these as is known he said have gone to Egypt and the papers have carried stories on the excellence of their perform ance On antiaircraft guns Mr Kooscvell went on the senator said the program provides for average monthly deliveries of only four 90millimeter guns during the balance of this cal endar year The program ac tually calls he said for month ly deliveries of 91 for the four remaining months of and Ihe war department believes that program will be met As for 37millimeter antitank guns Mr Roosevelt said the senator had declared the produc tion would be 15 a month where as the actual output was 72 in July and would be 160 in August 260 in September and 320 in Oc tober There seems to be a certain discrepancy between the figure 15 and the war department fig ures and there would be the pres ident remarked even if a zero were added to the 15 Furthermore lie continued Byrd said only fifteen 81milli mctcr mortars would be produced a month in the months immedi ately ahead In July he said pro duction was actually 221 In Au gust the output will be 340 he said and in September and Oc tober it will be even larger Byrds figures on planes were substantially correct Mr Roose velt said adding in response to a question that the senator had those of Ihe office of production management Head of Armored Force Dies BOSTON General Adna R Chaffee 57 the first com mander of the armys new arm ored force died Friday at the Massachusetts general hospital after suffering a physical break down during an intensive drive to build up and organize the special mechanized defense units Death came at a m A statement by the war de partment said thai the officer whose fatal illness set in last winter after he had returned to work following a previous siege of nneumonia had sacri ficed himself in the making of Ihe armored force Once described as one of the great army men the slight wiry Chaffee received even as he lay in his final illness citations from he national government for his work in fathering the new branch of tiic army Shortly before his death the senate confirmed his nomination by President Roosevelt for per manent appointment asa major general a rank he previously held temporarily A short time before that he was presented an oak leaf cluster citation to go with the distinguished service medal he won in the World war His associate said it was will power and grim enthusiasm which enabled cavalry man for the first quarter cen tury of his army ad just himself to the task of Rain Nashua Officers Hunt rfc the day that he The was iZy the pro yal now playing at the Big Four le bank to was Keiting tired of trying to perty of Mr ONeils r of the Barker l no fair in Nashua was sought Fri day by Chickasaw county officers and St Louis Mo police ONeils wife who owns the carnival told officers that her husband took 800 from the show noon saying going to the bank to deposit At midnight she became alarmed and notified Chickasaw county Sheriff George Murray Sheriff Murray notified police in St Louis to be on the watch for ONeil ONeil had been beard to re find and keep efficient help for the show and thai he wanled lo return to St Louis his former home ONeil managed the show lor Mrs ONeil before their marriage The show was perty of Mrs band A record attendance was scon at the fair Thursday with an esti mated 8000 at the day program and more than 5000 attending at night Army Game Casualty in Louisiana Duke of Kent Will Be Weekend Guest of FR at Hyde Park HYDE PARK N Y cienl Roosevelt arrived Friday from Washington at his family home where the Duke of Kcnc will be a weekend guest The Duke younger brother of Eng lands king has been visiting Can ada He is to arrive here Satur day spend Saturday and Sunday and return with Mr Roosevelt to Washington on Monday field of combustion engines and the steel steeds of the armored units Chaffee won his major generals stars principally because he hitched his wagon to a tank In 1930 he predicted that tank powered armies could do virtually what the nazis accomplished 10 j years later in their blitzkrieg of i the low countries anil France j Chaffcc son of a famous sol1 dicr was the first commander of the United States armys armored Sams answer lo Germanys powerful panzer jug gernauts He long fought to take Ihe army out of lhc horse and buggy stage and mechanize it As a general staff officer In 1930 he made a speech at the army war college in which he predicted lhc next war would sec employment of highly mo bile heavily armored units with terrific fire power a Some officers considered the ad dress too visionary and impracti cal It wasnt long however before the war department began putting the ideas of Chaffee and other mechanizationminded officers in to something more tangible than paper plans In 1931 Col Daniel Van Voor Ins later advanced to a lieutenant general also a strong advocate of modernizing the army was as signed to organize the first me chanized cavalry force at Fort Knox Ky Chafee served under Van Voor his as executive officer ot the mechanized cavalry organization until he was ordered back to ashmgton for duty with the gen era staffs budget and legislative planning bureau He chief of the bureau from 133438 This assignment gave him a bcller opportunity to seek in creased appropriations to carry on experiments in mechanization He also hefpcd fight for increased funds for Ihc air corps HALIFAX FLIES TOLONDON Ambassador to Report to Churchill on U S Bntish Relations LONDON Halifax British ambassador to the United States arrived Saturday at a Brit ish airport after crossing the At lantic from Canada in a bomber The ambassador who will re port to Prime Minister Churchill and the cabinet on BritishAmcri wm sian pi can relations and the results of his Planes across the ocean gas Emmetsburg Youth to Ferry Bombers for Great Britain EMMETSBURG H a r r i s n n Swanton 24son of Mr and Mrs A J Swanton of Emmetsburg has accepted a years contract from the British air ministry to fcrrv bombers across the Atlantic from Canada to the British Isles Swanton left Emmetsburg Wed nesday night and will go direct to Montreal and from there to Eng land to undergo a three months transition period flying bombers from British factories to their var ious air fields At the encl of that time he will start piloting the FIRE RAGES ON FINNISH SHIP One Seaman Reported to Be Missing in Fire on Hudson River NEW YORK raged through Ihe Finnish ship Aurora as she lay at anchor in lie Hudson river early Friday nnd one sea man of her crew was reported missing The Aurora Albert Bjorkluf master has been anchored in the river above George Washington slolcn bridge since arrival Inly 28 from South America v v Bjnrkluf was Inn ned on lli hands as lie fmiKhl his wav into tindiiiirtirs if Iwn waitresses to warn llioii only in discover they had escaped The rl year nld captain was rescued from the river by a pleasure craft after the swcephiK flames had driven him overboard Popejoy and Emmetsburg Crashes Fatal Two lost their lives in North Iowa accidents a Dows woman dying from traffic injuries and a Wateitown S Dak man dying iltcr a crash in A car he had slol en The dead Mrs Carl IVelier SO Dnxvs Iliilpli Milchcll 35 Waler town S Dak Mrs Weber suffered a skull fracture when the car she was driving collided with a truck at an intersection on a county road two miles north of Popejoy Wednes day afternoon She was laken to a Hampton hospital where she died Friday morning It marked the first fatality in Franklin county since Dec 12 1940 the longest period in 8or 10 years thai the county has not had a highway fatality Mitchell died in an Emmels burg hospital Friday from in juries suffered Thursday night when a car he was driving went out of control and plunged into n ditch near KnimetsbuiK He was alone in the car at the time of the accident The South Dakotan suf fered head and chest injuries Officers said that the car was from Wateitown NAZIS DECLARE REDS BRINGING IN NEW TROOPS Germans Say Ochakov 45 Miles East of Odessa Is Captured By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of men rushed from Leningrad to stem the advance ot German siege columns Friday while other lens of thousands toiled to creel street fortifica tions for a deathstand defense ot the old cvarist capital defying nazi threats to lay ihc city in ruins conditions in the isles with a view to better representing his country in the United States He also has reports to make to the London government on various phases of the AngloAmerican cooperative effort I i iv v lwlluul nulls uptodate on retain his United States Boy 10 Climbs on Road Maintenance Machine Is Killed through an agreement the British government His com pensation will be in American money free from British taxes Cant Be Bride Before 1943 Because National Emergency Intervened HOLLYWOOD c I r e s s TVni ii i Atlllc would have been mar 10 son of rs On I ricd Flridaybul lhc nntional emc of Avoca if bc Man Found Dead in Burning House Said to Be Suicide Victim WATERLOO Sid ney D Smith recorded as suicide Friday the death of Gus Johnson 61 found here in tho basement of a burning house Aug 13 his tiiroat slashed from car to ear apparently with a butcher knife Sixteen persons testified at a tour hour inquct into the cac Thurs day evening death under the wheels of a mad maintenance machine The boy climbed on the machine a it passed nnd apparently tell un derneath it when the driver turned it into the bank at the side of a steep hill witnesses said F R Talked to Iowa Seaman on Augusta DES MOINES Roosevelt said certainly is rough out there today isnt it to Ben Crawford and the young Des Moines seaman was so flabber gasted he wrote home to his moth er about it Crawford i a seaman on the U S S Augusta which took Ihe pres ident part of the way to his con ference with Winston Churchill H was during the trip that Ihe president made the comment to POSTERS WARN PARIS POPULACE Roig Is Execuled for Recruiting Volunteers for deGauIle Forces VICHY poster an nouncing a new follow ing disclosure of the execulion of communists Thursday appeared Paris walls Friday German oc cupation authorities proclaimed thai Jose Roig had been shot for rccruiling volunteers for Gen Charles de Gaulle free France leader j Other posters said that German authorities in occupied France had i decreed the death penally for any j person failing lo disclose the whereabouts of British airmen shot down in France Auv person hiding a British aviator also will be executed it was announced Announcement of Riogs execu tion followed announcement Thursday that two communists had been shot for parlicipation in antiGerman demonstrations Reports in the German con trolled Paris press of the uncov ering of a worldwide revolution ary plot said lo have American financial backing diverted alien lion from the use of force by Ger man troops to subdue hostile fac tions in Paris Rumors of a plot circulnliiig for days finally were published by the Paris weekly LAppel which added a weird touch by associating Ibe plotters with he mysterious deaths of the engineer Control and a few days later of his xccrclary Albert Naina Anderson crewman said I he found Ihr blaze in the ships pantry at i n m and immed iately went to the quarters of Ulla Grenman 2lfand AuniGron strou 13 the waitresses to awaken them Aroused by Anderson Ihe crew of 20 failed it an effort In mun the pumps and were taken oil the blazing vessel by river boit men and police launches Police notified the federal bu reau if investigation at once bill there was no immediate comment Police were summoned lo the fire by tile niotorirtan of a New York Central train who seeing the blazing ship blew his whistle o vigorously thnl patrol cars went lo investigate The Aurora was described by her crcw as a 4500 Inn vessel of 450 font length and 54 foot beam They said she Icfl Buenos Aires July II wilh a cargo of Unseed nil rye and hides She was awaiting orders from Helsinki at her anchorage Two fircooals four Grcal numbers of Leningrad civilians were reported volun teering for service in an opol chiiiic or peoples army The slniKglc nn liie aii proaclics to the cifv is unceas ing rcjiorled Ihc Russian army newspaper itcd Star Dispatches from Moscow said that the big industrial center Russias second largest ciiy was now a formidable military camp and Ihut aller four days if bitter fighting on the oufcr perimeter of Leningrads defenses the Ger mans appeared lo have scored nt significant new gains In llerlJn authorized rninrtcrs said Ihe Russians were hurling ficli reserves into he bailie along the whole front and ac knowledged thai Ihe red army ivis maintaining islands of op position both in the Dnieper bend of the Ukraine and behind German advanced lines cm Hie central front Simultaneously Ihe Germans admitteda new call had been made for nazi 17 Ii 45 lo serve in Hitlers elite SS corps which has been in the Ihick of the fighting since the Uussian campaign beein Sov irl cnimnuniiiiics have frr incnllv reported the annihila tion nf SS units Russian military dispatches picturing the whole battle line aflame declared thai red army troops were pressing a fierce iwimeriiffensive on Ihc central front with soviet cavalry detach ments tinlisting deep behind lhc ssSSsrav Kg CRAB TARIFF IS UP 50 PER CENT Is Another Link in Economic Measures Against Japanese HYDE PARK N Y fli President Roosevelt ordered Fri day a 50 per cent increase in Ihe tariff na imported crab meat on which Japan is the chief source of supply This action was taken in a proc lamation declaring thai the duties on imported crab meal siinll he raised from ri to 2J1 per cent ad valorem The proclamation said the in crease was necessary to a difference in costs of production between Inpan and the United Stales which was determined by an jnvesligalion by the tariff com mission The increase applies to crab meat prepared or preserved in any manner While the proclamation was an comman Of course Ill wait for him After all Im in love and hes Ihe man she said when she learned that her fiance Ensign John Rob orison a naval flyer stalioncd in j Thcalct LAppcl said Coutrol couldnt gct home for 17 committed suicide by order and She booked passage on a Pan American clipper a few weeks ago launches and se dcered craft went out to the ship as she lay 1000 yards off the New York shore in addition 10 radio patrol cars two emergency squads and hvo ambulances were called Hit The coast guard sent two vessels Four policemen were treated for smoke inhalation KKMKU SLIGHTLY IMPItOVKI GRINNELU olfi cials Friday reported George 7 Keller Iowa WPA administrator as possibly slightly improved bui still in critical condition chain of economic measures taken by the United after Japan moved into air and naval bases in southern French liKloChiiin The mosl farreaching step was policej fhe freezing of Japanese credits in tins country and the imposition of a form of export control But observers noted that fishing is a primary occupation of the Japan ese and thai crab meat has been an important export Roller Skate Couple Headed for Divorce Court at Des Moines DES MOINES roller skate couple is bended for liie divorce courts Eighteenyearold Betty Tucker Barclay has filed suit here for divorce from her husband Rus sell 18 charging neglect and fail ure to make any provision for the care of their unborn child The divorce action climaxed a year of marital difficulties in cluding a charge of threatening lo commit a public offense filed bv Betty last claimed he had threatened her and taken away her roller skates She Uilei dismissed the charge Crawford while the latter open an elevator door Crawford said he spent held to join him bul Ihe state depart ment refused her a passport Draft Law Violator Faces Term in Jail ST PAUL A Mc Cloughan 32 faced 3 six months term in jail Friday because he re fused to join the army McClough an who was arrested at Bemidji last June as a draft law violator was sentenced by U S District Judge Robert C Bell The court was informed Ilia McCloughan tore up his draft registration card because he riidnl want anything to do with lie armyor national said he was Ihe founder of the new revolutionary movement known as synarchy which ac ac cording to LAppel has its roots among graduates of the French Polytechnic school who comprise most of the technical officers of the French army The plotters said have connections in Britain and in the United States especially with the American du Pont and Ford in terests 3 DIE IN CRASH BENSON Minn URlThree persons were killed and a fourth injured seriously Thursday mghi in a collision between an automo bile and truck eight miles cast of here The dead were Mrs Anna Nelson 53 Benson anri her grandsons Roger Hanson 4 anri Eugene Hanson 2 Weather Report FORECAST fOWA Fair to partly cloudy Fri day night anri Saturday little change in temperature MINNESOTA F 1 i r to partly cloudy Friday night nnd Satur day cooler southeast Friday nighl IN MASON CITY U r weather i lOWa Friends jVOlin Maximum Thursday 7B r rr Minimum Thursday night 52 KeattiriTlS AVOWai A i R a m Friday B6 Rain 04 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 7R Minimum 52 Precipilalion trace EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the pe riod from p m Friday Aug 22 to p m CST Wednes day Aug 27 Upper Mississippi valley and In diana The temperature will av erage near normal with cool nights and moderate daytime tempera tures cool first two days no de cided trend thereafter cxccpl cooler northern sections by i Civil war veterans Wednesday Rainfall will average moderate southern Illinois south Against All Conflict OSKAU3OSA mem bers of tiic Friends group in their 79h annual meeting reaffirmed their avowal that all war is in compatible witli the precepts of our Lord No plea of necessity or policy can avail to release individuals or nations from allegiance to Jim who has said Love your ene micC lhc peace lctimony stated Richard Ncwby Des Moines was reclccled general superintendent charge somewhere along n main highway f y Russian monitors and cutters were reported lo have smashrd repealed German allcmptsIn cross lhc rivir ably the Dnieper in the lower actions tvhich rnsl lhc invaders nine tanks 40 mn orcyclcs anil 800 men The soviet radio said Russian bombers had wrecked a fleet of German Iroop transports carrying reinforcements to the Ukraine front with two transports sunk one set afire others hit In the assault against Lenin grad nm dive bombers were re purled blasting at airdromes on the cilys outskirts t A Tass official Russian news agency correspondent said the beleaguered city was echoing tf the sounds of inarching men through its broad squares and parks to join Ihe opolchenie supporting the regular army at the front All through the night a soviet bulletin siid red army troops battled in late summer rainstorms lo check the main drives around Novgorod miles south of Leningrad ind Kingiscpp 70 miles to the southwest rrom the north othrr Gcrnipn Finnish forces wore knifing down Ihr Karelian istiuiiu only fin inilcs awav On the southern fronl tin Germrm reported that nari troops lichtciiing a sicxe rlnt irounil Odessa had raptured llic Black sea port of Ochakov 45 miles easl of Odessa A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters declaring that Die enctnys casualties are unhe or j lievably high reported more than a mostly heavy else where with showers and thunder storms southern scclions Saturday and again mo5 of district iUrmcijw building and while at CIVIL WARVETERAN DIES DES MOINES two were left in following the death of John S Mcrriam 96 il Iowa Lutheran hospital Thursday night Mcrriam who hart hrn i Rnird 20 years became work nl Russians had been taken prisoner DNB the nflicial German news agency calculated Thursday thai a total of 5000000 red soldiers had been knocked out of action This if true would mean that 3750000 Russians had been killed or wounded Bul tiic high com mand itself did not go Ibis far Tiie rommand also claimed German and allied arnirrt forces arc standing deep in enemy   

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