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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 v DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY A NO DCS MO I HOME EDITION VOL ILVH THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOHS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 1941 THIS PAPJ1B CONSISTS OF tWO SECTION ONE NO 285 NAZIS SAY U S ATTACKED SUB Claim CounterAttacks Push Nazis Back REPORT ENEMY IS DRIVEN OUT OF VITAL ZONE German Artillery Shells Besieged City of Leningrad By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Desperate Russian counterat tacks in defense Leningrad have pushed the German besiegers out of a vila railway zone in the ap proaches to the city in a gieat battle which began three days ago and is still in progress offi cial soviet accounts stated Satur day The army newspaper Red Star made the claim without stating the exact location Mention of the railway was no clue for Leningrad is a hub of radiating lines which the Germans claim to have cut The Germans only Friday however said they were swelling the railroad between Leningrad and Schlnesselbur 25 miles east of Leningrad and this route might well be the key to the defense of the entire area between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland In autumn fog made thicker by explosions of heavy artillery shells and the bursting of bombs the Russians said the battle was con tinuing without respite for either side Seventeen out of 30 raiding German planes were declared de stroyed near the city TMusasthe German invasion finished eleventh week the battle for Leningrad became the foremost chapter in the story the war which was the tale of three Kiev and Odessa Each was being defended by all the steel and sinew the sov iet union could bring to bear against the closedrawn peril of conquest For all three the climax seemed near The German high command said only Operations of attack in the east are progressing favorably Admitting the steady force of assault interspersed by thrusts of superlative strength the Rus sians said soldier and citizen armies were grimly defending each of the three great cities Kiev the mother of Russian cities and capital of the Ukraine con tinued to stave off a semicircle of German assaults after breaking two major onslaughts within the past month the Russian official news agency reported One attack by three divisions and three and a half regiments of artillery was hurled back with great German losses the invaders own cannon being turned on them the agency said A similar drive met the same fate only last week Odessa the Black sea port whose history dates back to early Grecian days was rein forced by sailors from the red fleet and still stood encircled but defiant atop the 150foot bluffs that make it a natural fortress TheRussian government news paper Izvestia said 82000 civilian volunteers had ripped up the cobblestone paving to complete breastworks for a streettostrcel defense if necessary Wild Cossack cavalrymen skilled with carbine and sabre in the military style of an earlier day were credited by the Rus sians with wreaking continua havoc behind the German lines lessening the fury of the modern mechanized thrusts of the nazis But it was at Leningrad on the north separated from Odessa by the width of a con tinent that the battleraged uifh greatest heat and least respite The Russians said counteral tacks had hurled the German back a mile or more and the Ger mans claimed to be no nearer lha 20 miles from the city But already it has been under fire for more than 24 hours and the Finnish force pressingdown from the north saic they could see great fires raging ing the city which Peter the Grea established in the marshes at Un head of the Gulf of Finland The Russians said units of the 15th German division had been repelled with 700 dead but did not specify the location Seizure nf 18 cannon eight howitzers and other equipment was re ported by the soviet commun ique Russian Military Mission Flies to United States This Hying boat bringing a Russian military mission from Moscowvia Alaska prepares to alightonLakeWash ing ton in Seattle Memberstff themission were silenfastb plans but unofficfal indications were that the 47 ah men and technicians would proceed eastward toward Washing ton Brig Gen Mikhail Gromov right chats with Col A B Umashew left and Anton MFedotov center after Seattle cdmrnaiid1 ofBrigadier Gromov the Russians traveled by plane appioxiriiatelj8000 miles from Moscow The war departmentanrioiiiiced that the Russians were coming on a technical mission to observe the American airplane production process 3 HOSTAGES IN FRANCESHOT Germans Take Move as Reprisals After Attack on Nazi PARIS execution of three French hostages in repri sal lor an attack on a sergeant of he German army of occupation in France last Wednesday was an nounced by the Germans Satur day The of the reprisals threatened by the Ger mans in an effort to bait at tacks on German troops of oc announced in all Paris newspapers and in no tices plastered on walls through out the city The hostages taken from among thousands of Frenchmen held in prisons were lined along a wall and shot by a German liring squad The German announcement said Aug 22 as a result ot the as sassination of a member of the German army it was announced that for any new attacks hostages would be shot Despite this warning a mem ber of the German army has been the victim of a new attack Sept S Inquiry has shown the euilty party could have been none other than a French com munist As reprisals for this dastardly action three French hostages have been shot The three were not identified immediately Neither has the German sergeant The first German warning read In case of a new criminal at tack a number of hostages cor responding to the gravity of the act committed will be shot Assassinated in FrenchTerrorism HELEN JACOBS LOSES MATCH Mrs Sarah Cooke Advances to Finals of U S Tennis Meet FOREST HILLS N Y Mrs Sarah Cooke of New York ninetimes national doubles queen reached the finals of the national singles championships for the third time in her long career Saturday by defeating Helen Hull Jacobs of Berkeley Cal 63 26 61 before 11000 spectators at the West Side tennis club 2 Cherokee Railroad VIen With Long Service Records Die Same Hour CHEROKEE Chero ee men with long service records vith the Illinois Central railroad died within 45 minutes of eich other at the roads Chicago hospi al They were Russel A lories 43 conductor for 23 years and Pal ric J Toohey 51 section worker for 35 years Marcel Gitton communist who quit the party after having been elected with red support to the French chamber of deputies died of an assassins bullet in a Paris hos pital the latest victim in a arowinir series of acts of ter rorism in France US CRUISER IS LAUNCHED United States Ship Will Make at Least 43 Knols Navy Says KEARNY N T navj launched the light cruiser Atlanta Saturday with the announcement she would make at least 43 knots equal to the speed of the fastest United States destroyers Her armament and certain fea tures intended to increase hei speed were kept strict naval se crets Partly streamline with the deck enclosing the forward funnel the ship embraces several innovations used in the latest destroyers bu being tried for the first time among cruisers with the Atlanta and its sister ships now under construction Only mosouito boats are faster than this 6000ton 523foot cruis er will be officers said Christening the sleek warship was Mrs John Marsh better known as Margaret Mitchell au thor of Gone With the Wind1 U S Orders 1000 Flying Fortress Ships WASHINGTON war department Saturday placed record orders totaling with Boeing Airplnne company Seattle and Douglas Aircraft company Inc Santa Monica Cal presum ably for a fleet of about 1000 new 30ton long range flying fortress bombers The Boeing concern received largest individual order placed by the army during the current defense program Douglas received a S9 709616 award The war department announce ment did not specify the number or type of planes called for in conformance with an established policy But other quarters said the contracts presumably covered con struction of the newly developed BI7E Earlier the army had announced that Boeing Douglas and the Vega Airplane company Burbank Cal would shortly begin mass produc tion of the new B17E which will weigh approximately 30 tons when tons more than the current models It will be aboul five feet longer Aviation experts estimated the cost of these new aerial giants between 5300000 and each thus indicating that Satur days orders would call for ap proximately 1000 Leader of Hungarian Army Staff Resigns BUDAPEST Hungary Gen Henry Werth chief of the Hungarian general staff has re signed and has been succeeded by Gen Francis Szombathelyi it was announced Saturday Ill health was given as the reason for Gen eral Werths resignation TO DECIDE BOND ISSUE TUESDAY Question of Charles City Schools io Go Before Voters CHARLES Tues day the city of Charles City will vote on a bond issue for construc ion ol a new Central school Building The question to be voted involves a sum of 580000 and cov ers the construction and equip ment At the present time the Central school classes are held in the man ual arts building The old Central building which had not been used Tor years was torn down last year The new building would be in the same block as the old one and right next to the manual arts building HUGE TAX BILL IS PASSED BY SENATE 67 TO 5 Administration Seeks to Hurry Adjustments of All Differences WASHINGTON XP Jubilant over senates 6V to 5 approval of the record 53583900000 tax bill late Friday administration lieuten ants strove Saturday to hurry along the adjustments of differ ences between that measure and similar legislation passed by the house The bill which would briuir an estimated 4911000 additional persons under the income tax structure and thus raise an extra of revenue was rushed through the senate in only three days Both proponents and opponents said the measure was only a step toward paying the nations huge defense bills The house ways anc means committee has estimatec that all federal expenditures woulc exceed during the next fiscal year which begins July 1 Existing taxes plus the senate approved levies are estimated bj treasury experts to yield abou during the nex calendar year Chairman Georgi the1 senate finarici committee predicted the total fed cril income would approach 000000000 however To win last senate approval o the fax measure leaders had to make two important concessions 1 They dropped a finance committee amendment estimat ed to raise 550000000 a year which would have prevented husbands and wives in com munity property slates from di viding Income for tax purposes Such property division now is permitted in tbe states of Louis iana Texas New Mexico Ari zona Nevada California Idaho and Washington and usually re sults in lower total tax liabilities for married couples 2 They promised pension ad vocates that the finance commit tee would consider promptly a proposal to give 530amonth pensions to all persons over 60 The pension plan had been of fered as 3 rider to the tax bill Both the community income ani the pension issues had threatens to develop prolonged debate Dem ocnvtic leader Barkley and Chair man George worried be SENATE CHIEFS SPEAK IN IOWA Barkley Reynolds Wiil Address Iowa Bankers Association DES MOINES senate leaders are scheduled to address the Iowa Bankers association 5ath annual convention opening here Monday Alben W Barkley democratic floor leader will speak Tuesday morning on What the United States Faces Today Robert R Reynolds DN Car chairman of the military affairs committee will tnik Wednesday morning on What Will Happen to Business at the End of the War An attendance of 1500 was forecast Charges F R Ordered Attack to Incite U S People Germans Declare President Using Incident as Excuse for War Against Hitler BERLIN German communique asserted late Saturday that the United States destroyer Greer opened an ittack on a German Uboat at the order of President Roose velt to incite the American people into war against Ger many The communique acknowledged that the German sub marine fired two torpedoes It declared however that it first was attacked by the iestroyer in waters the Germans have declared to be with 11 their blockade zone The communique said the Uboat commander was justi fied in his action because it was in selfdefense and said he was not in position to determine the nationality of the attacking destroyer The communique described the ncident as a running battle start ig at p in Thursday when Uboat was attacked by water lombs at 6231 degrees north nd west and pursued con inucusly The engagement it said lasted until Inward midnight the tles royer pursuing with water bombs unsuccessfully until then The communique charged That the United States navys assertion that the Uboat was the aggressor can only be In give at least the appearance of justification to an attack by an Americandestroyer on a Ger man That it proved that President Roosevelt previously contrary to his statements had given general orders to American destroyers nnt only In report positions of German ships and Uboats but beyond that In attack them 3 That finally Mr Rnosevell in this way also is trying with all means at his disposal to pro voke incidents in order to in cite the American people with war against Germany The announcement broke a two day silence by officials on the Greer incident the Germans ap parent having awaited a report from the Germnn submarine com mander Authoritative sources had put off questioning with the state ment that they could not discuss the case The communique issued by DNB said American and English news senices issued an item according to which on the morning of Sept 4 In the course of an encounter between the American destroyer Grcer and a German Uboat the destroyer was attacked by the 3 Men Held on Charge of Stealing Auto of North Dakota Solon STANLEY N Dak held three men Saturday on a charge of stealing the automobile of Representative Charles R Rob ertson R N Dak The men who refused to give their names also wereheld as suspects in a St Paul Minn tav ern holdup Sept 1 They were arrested after state police had broadcasta description of the car stolen at Jamestown N Dak Gillette Herring Vote With Majority WASHINGTON Gillette and Herring Iowa dem ocrats voted with the maiority when the senate passed the tax hill Friday cause eacli days delay in enactin the tax measure costs the treasur about in uncollecte nuisance taxes engineered Hi agreements which made passag possible The senate and house bills now will go before a joint conference committee for the adjustment of differences Because of a recess agree ment the house could not act on a compromise measure be fore Sept 15 and leaders said they hoped to have all differ ences ironed out by that date The senates action in lowering income tax exemptions from 000 to for married persons and from 5800 to SW for single persons topped the list of con troversial issues between the two chambers V f Other senate changes included higher surtaxes for corporations elimination ot a special 10 per cent tax on corporations not earning sufficient income to pay excess profits levies elimination of house taxes on radio time sales billboards and soft drinks and an increase from 5 to 10 per cent in the house tax on local telephone bills By makinc their concessions leaders won senate approval one day ahead of their schedule which had called for final ac tion Saturday When the final test came after six and half hours debate Friday a rhorus of ayes resounded through the chamber NO COMMENT AT WHITE HOUSE Nazi Assertion Is Termed Typical Considering Source HYDE PARK N Y house officials declined comment considering its source on a German communique Saturday which mentioned the case of the U S S Greer and said a riazi submarine had launched two tor pedoes Thursday at a destroyer in the German blockade area William D Hassctt acting presi dential secretary was advised of the content of the German state ment Ill show this to the president when I have a chance he suit But considering its source I dont hirik any comment is necessary It carries its own comment I think its a typical comment considering its source Asked whether he took the com munique to mean that it definitely was a German undersea eiiift which tried to sink the Grcer Hassclt replied Apparently from this Then he added Your inter pretation is as good is mine1 Hissett would not discuss the German communique either in its general or specific aspects so there was no immediate white house reaction to the nazi decla ration that the submarine had acted in self defense that the de stroyer was violating American neutrality and that the chief ex ecutive had ordered the navy to do some shooting to try to prod he American people into war Cedar Rapids City Employes Get Raises CEDAR RAPIDS mntely 130 municipal emplo will receive a 3cent an hour wage raise the city council announced Included are fulltime employes in the parks water works garbage disposal streets incinerator anc sewage disposal departments Temperatures in Iowa Mild Prediction of Thundershowers Made DES MOINES mild temperatures and clear to partly cloudy skies prevailed over Iowa Saturday The forecast included scattered thundershowcrs Sunday afternoon and evening Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday No much change in temperature IOWA Partly cloudy Saturdaj and Sunday with a few scatterec afternoon and evening thunder showers Sunday not mucl change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair to partly cloudy Saturday night and Sun day warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 34 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 am Saturday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum sj Minimum 60 Uboat The torpedoes it was said missed their mark The destroy er then pursued the Uboat counterattacking with depth charges Official German sources establish the following On Sept 4 a German Uhont at p m was attacked with in the German blockade area by water bombs at 6231 degrees north and 2706 west and pursued continuously This is in the north Atlantic about 200 miles southwest of Reykjavik Iceland which the United States navy said was the Greers destination The German Uboat was not in a position to determine the na tionality of the attacking de stroyer In justifiable defense the Uboat thereupon discharged two torpedoes at p m which missed their mark The destroyer continued the pursuit with water bombs un successfully until toward mid night If American naval sources namely the United States navy department claim hat the attack was started by the German Uboat the purpose of such an assertion can only br to stye at least an appearance of justification to the attack by an American destroyer on a German Uboat in violation of neutrality The attack itself is proof that Mr Roosevelt contrary to his claims has already at an earlier time given general orders to American destroyers not only to report the positions of German ships and Uboats in violation of neutrality but beyond that to at tack hem Mr Roosevelt in this way is trying by all means at his disposal to provoke incidents in order In incite Ihe American people into war against Germany   

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