Monday, September 8, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COSIP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES ES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII MASON CITY THE BRIGHT t SPOT 4 ASSOCIATE PRESS AND UNITED PRESS rUlX IXASCD WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPSf MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1941 THIS PAPKK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 286 R A F BOMBS HEART OF BERUN F British Launch Most Terrific Aerial Onslaught Against Nazis OTHER BRITISH PLANES POUND AT BASE IN KIEL R A F Also Strikes French Invasion Coast in Widespread Raids LONDON great force of giant British bomb ers lashed the heart of Ber lin fortwo hours in the big gest raid of the war causing many big fires and extensive damage the air ministry re ported Monday night A year and a day after the first mass raids on the London docks hundreds of British planes including huge new four motored bombers roared across Germany to strike in force at Berlin by the light of a full moon The air ministry admitted that 20 bombers were miss ing indicating the intensity of the raid Although it gave no specific numbers the air min istry said the raid was carried out by a very powerful force V up in the damage was Four German night fighters were shot down in the course of the operation it was reported Describing the attack on Ber lin as heavier than any yet made on the German capital the air ministry reported that a great many high explosives were seen to burst around one of the main railway stations there Brilliant moonlight outlined Berlin like a map the air min istry said Lakes to the west of the city and familiar landmarks bathed by the moon guided the British bomber crews tothe cen ter of Berlin A flight sergeant was quoted as saying soon there were many fires with one in particu lar blazing large and fierce in the heart of the city as a fur ther guide to our bombers A great many high explosives were seen to burst around a main rail station and volumes of smoke poured upwards the air ministry reported rOn the return journey it was a long time before the crews saw the last glow of many fires to the east Berlins defenses were ready the attack but our crews knew what to expect the air ministry said Cones o searchlights swept the skies and pursued the invading bombers Antiaircraft fire was incessant and only stopped to let night fighters approach i Both in number of planes en gaged and the weight of bombs dropped the raid on Berlin was the biggest ever made by the Royal Air Force on a single ob jective it was reported in well informed quarters Great bombs of terrific destruc tive power were hurled on Berlin by a fleet of fourmotored British long range bombers to mark the start of the fall bombing season and the first anniversary of the day on which German planes be gan their mass raids of London X if Bombs crashed and great fires burst toward the sky in Germany Holland nnd France throughout the night In a carefully conrdinatcd attack plan while treat bomb ing planes swept over Berlin a formidable fleet of tighter planes swarming across the channel in waves heavily at tacked all airdromes from which German night fighter planes might have gone out to intercept the bombers There had been more British planes over Germany during a single night but never before had so many planes or such a weight of bombs been used against a single German objective While the big bombers were raiding Berlin and other places in Germany Americanmade Havoc Douglas DB night fighter planes were attacking German airdromes all the way from Holland to Brit tany on the French invasion coast throughout the night A New French Rises Against the Army of Occupation IN FRANCE TODAY tiny groups meet in I TRAIN WRECKS became so frequent that A STRETCHED CABLE wrecked an auto COMMUNISTS demonstrated cellars farmouses secluded cafes to lo h cellars farmhouses secluded cafes to plot the police offered a million franc reward sabotage that will cost them their Itves if for captured vandals Watchmen in the they are caught Boldest stroke so area were made responsible with tempt on life of Pierre spotlighted their lives for future sabotage but wrecks cent displays of terrorism continue load of Germans in Paris reports said the Germans in Paris f i m L tn ia i LU terrorists escaped German ofticers have been soldiers before they were broken up At St stabbed or shot in dark streets or subway j Etenne it was reported 10 persons threw trains In Nice three persons were blown to themselves on the track to halt a train of SIRS SARA D ROOSEVELT Rites for Mother of F D R to Be at Hyde Park Tuesday President Postpones Important Address Until Thursday Night HYDE PARK N Y UfCAn American flag fluttering at half mast from the Franklin D Roosevelt library symbolized Monday the grief of the president and his family over the death of his mother Mrs Sara Delano Roosevelt Mrs Roosevelt 86 years old one of three women who have lived lone enough to see their sons become president of the United States died Sunday following a collapse of her cir culatory system brought about by old age Deathcame in a bedroom of the ancestral Roosevelt estate here with her son and her daughterinlaw Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt at her bedside Her death attributed largely lo her advanced years resulted in the postponement from Monday night until Thursday night at 8 i m CST of a presidential radio address which the white house said would be of major importance The speech it is ex peeled will embrace a discussion the entire international situa hundreds of bombing and fighter tion and in particular the naval planes were used from the giant fourmotored craft down and in tensified German raids on the east coast of Scotland and England had come a year to the day after the Germans made their first mass raid on the crowded London dock area It was the fourth raid on Berlin jy British and Russian air forces in eight nights The British planes which raided ierman airdromes left a path o fires the air ministry asserted es pecially at Abbeville and other French airdromes An allPolish havoc crew started a big fire at a Brittany airdrome Watchers along he southeast coast reported a gigantic fire still visible in Boulogne on the French invasion coast at mid moming 12 hours after the last and biggest of a series of Sunday sweeps by the Royal Air Force Persons on tne coast said the at tack was the greatest they had ever seen by the British air force and that the fire from Germar guns was also the most intensive of the war While the fire was still burnina apparently in the harbor area British fighter planes darted across the channel Monday morn ing to observe it and others which had been started in the Sunday raids Late Sunday night as the big British bombing planes made for Berlin and Kiel at the Baltic end of the Kiel canal observers along the southeast coast saw a chain of angry red fires over miles of the Bologne area During the weekend British planes had ranged as far as Oslo Norway in their offensive opera tions and United Press dispatches from Scandinavia said one Ameri canbuilt flying fortress was shot down Two members of the crew parachuted to safelyaccording to Ihese reports If true it would be I bits by a bomb requisitioned goods 3rd American Tanker Reaches Vladivostok NEW YORK third American tanker carrying oil to soviet Russia from the United States arrived Monday morning in Vladisvostok the Sydney Au stralia radio said Monday in a broadcast heard byNBC The great British raids in which I the first flying fortress shot down action last Thursday between an American destroyer and a Ger man submarine off Iceland Funeral services which will he private will be held Tuesday from the home and she will be buried on the left side of her husband James Kooseelt who died in 1900 in the family plot in the yard of St James Episcopal church here Only members of the family and intimates will at tend and friends and the public were specifically requested not to send flowers Thousands of messages of con dolences were arriving at the temporary white house offices in Poughkeepsie and the white house in Washington They came from the worlds great who since 1932 when her son became presi dent have known the grand old lady of Hyde Park as both an impeccable aristocrat and a proud mother and from simple folk to whom she symbolized the maternal virtues The home in which she died was the home to which she came In October 1880 at the age of 26 as the bride of James Roosevelt who was 26 years older than she There her only child Franklin was born It was the scene of his child hood From there she watched his first essays into politics of which she didnt altogether approve and there she watched over him while he fought back from the affliction of infantile paralysis And there In her last years she reigned as a gracious hostess over a semiofficial white house entertaining such distinguished guests of her son as the king and queen of Great Britain the crown princess of the Nether lands the crown prince and princess of Norway the grand duchess ot Luxembourg the duke of Kent and lesser inter national celebrities lo say noth ing of various governmental and political associates of her son Bill her chief interests remained n Ker son his wife heir children and grandchildren Three of her grandchildren James Elliott and John arrived Sunday afternoon soon utter they riad been advised of her death The other two Franklin D Roose velt Jr and Mrs Anna Roose velt Boettiger were not expected to be able to attend her funeral Franklin Jr is an ensign in he naval reserve and is on duty somewhere at sea and Mrs Boettiger is in Seattle Wash where her husband is a newspa per publisher Mrs Roosevelt returned from a vacation In the family summer home at Campobello New Brunswick last Friday Sbe complained of being tired but that ivas thought only natural in view of the journey and her age The president left Wash ington Friday night telling re porters that he was coming here mainly to see his mother whom he adored because he hadnt seen her all summer Late Sat urday evening her condition became alarming and about midnight she lost consciousness and remained unconscious until she died al p m Sunday Sara Delano was born Sept 1 1854 the seventh of 11 children of and Catherine Delano on the Delano family estate Al gona near Newburgh N Y Like the Roosevells their neighbors the Delanos had belonged to the landed gentry of the Hudson riv er valley for generations When she was eight her fathe went to China to recoup his for tunes which had suffered reverse n the panicof 1857 and she and ier mother rounded Cape Horn in a clipper ship in a voyage to Hong Kong that took four months There she formed her love for th sea which was inherited by he son She returned through Europ and recalled always that in Paris she met the Empress Eugenie She never had a public life tin til her son became president bu she entered upon one with grave unruffled dignity appro pnate to her aristocratic breed ing Enjoying exceptional healt almost to her very last day sh was a person of tremendous en ergy Though not a feminist she was interested in maternity welfare in hospitals and in the balls given annually on her sons birthday to raise funds to fight infantile par Hitler Faces Third Front Inner Unrest B LOUIS F KEEMLE Of heJUnitcot Press War JDeafc Aside from Russia and the air var in the west Hitler is begin ing to fight on a third front The rowing underground terrarism ranee reflects a similar move ment which exists to a greater or esser extent in nearly all the oc upied countries It has been in progress for months but latest reports indi cate that it is spreading as win ter approaches and hunger and cold add to the discontent and bitterness against the conquer ors Norway Holland Belgium and he Balkans have been particularly affected The first executions in Norway occurred in midAugusI vhen three persons faced a nai iring squad for sabotage Lasl week Vidkun Quisling Norwe ian nazi leader announced thai error would be met with terroi there would be executions The more trials food situa in Norway because of the rhey hate the Germans and Hal ans and without comiiiUug overt j nets plainly show their con empt i The upshot may be that with the British air force growing in strength and stepping up its ab ack on Germany and German eld France and with Russia put ting up the fight she is Hitler will have his hands full this winter He has the added foe of winter ason City alysis In these latter years often came in contact with she ad mirers of her son who invariably asked her if she wasnt proud to have a son who had become pres ident of the United States Ive always been proud him she would reply and of her emphasis was on the always She meant to say that no matter what her son Franklin had done will his talents she still would have been proud of him and and tion requisitions by the Germans was described as serious Earlier in the year a collec tive fine of 500000 Norwegian kroner was levied on three Nor wegian counties for acts of sabo tage In Holland the situation is no dissimilar Fifteen Hollanders were executed this year as spie and saboteurs The city of Am sterdnm was fined 58000000 fo disorders The most serious situation exists in the Balkans where general fighting was reported in progress in Jugoslavia not only against the Germans and Italians but be tween the Serbs and Croats them selves In a radioaddress last wek Gen Milan Neditch Serbian leader warned Rivers of blood are flowing Brother fights brother Crops houses and forests are burned Public works are destroyed and civilians killed I ask you where all of this will lead if it con tinues Do the Serbian people want civil war Serb patriots and guerilla bands are reported in dispatches which leak through the heavy censor ship into adjacent countries to be fighting freely against the axis forces of occupation Reprisals have been heavy with execulions running into high figures if if Rising discontent is reported in Bulgaria Rumania and Greece The drain of food and supplies of all kinds into Germany has lo make itself severely Be sides the Bulgarians and Ruman ians do not want to fight for the axis against Russia They are will ing only to fight to regain lost territories taken from them in this war when and if the opportunity arises Only last week Bulgaria de clared that she will not fiffht against Russia bnt would fight elsewhere presumably meaning her old enemy Turkey The libertyloving Greeks are seething with revolt They are ready to rise when it becomes possible especially if there is a general outbreak in the Balkans and wide open spaces just as Na poleon did Also while Napol eon wasted his strength in Russia ne received word from Paris that the conquered countries lo the wore on the verge or revolt ARMOUR SIGNS UNION CONTRACT Increased Wages More Liberal Vacation Rules Granted Decker Workers CHICAGO Armour and company and the CIO Packing house Workers Organizing com mittee signed a master contract Monday covering 15 plants in which the CIO is the accredited bargaining agent including Jacob E Decker and Sons Mason City Inches Rain North Iowa was heavily drenched Sunday afternoon and evening with rain that came at intermittent intervals Through out the night rain continued to fall wilh 380 inches reported in LENINGRADNOW CUT OFF FROM RUSSIANAZIS Communications of Besieged City Are Said to Be Severed By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor The nashigh command claimed Monday that Lenin grad soviet bastion of the north has been ringed by German troops severing its communications with the rest of Russia This military feat was reported a few hours after the Royal Air Force had dealt a furious Wow at Ber lin in an attempt to reduce nazi pressure against Len ingrad and he other threatened soviet cities of Kiev and Odessa The German high claimed that speed troops had crashed through to the River Neva southeast ot Leningrad on a broad front and swept forward to capture Schlisselburg the railroad junction point on Lake Ladoga through whichmost of the lines connecting Leningrad soviethinterland This advance Berlin claimed foiLCti a semi circle ot steel airiicl Hie southern approaches to the big Russian industrial cen ter second largest city in the Mason City and about 5 inches at Clear Lake The lake level was up 330 inches as the result The rain one of the heaviest in North Iowa weather annals was j soviet union more Hum the usual rainfall for To tlic north Finns the whole month of September the normal for that month being 331 inches Tlie rain move than made up for the 1H1 deficiency in precipitation which lind been rising the latter parl of the sum mer Mason City escaped will little Tlie contract effective as of Aug 11 and running for one year provides a wage in crease of 5 cents an hour for male workers 6 cents for un skilled female workers and lib eralization of vacation rules CIO demands for a union shop and checkoff were not included r The of the contract damage as the result of the rain however At oclock Sunday evening the ire department was called to the 1000 block on Fourth street southeast where electric wires were down Northwood reported 405 inches of rain in the 24 hour period end ing at 9 oclock Monday morning Lightning struck the cupola of tho Roosevelt grade school des troying part of the tile roof The broken tile fell on the roof of tho main building below causing additional damage The cost of repairing will be in the borhnod of have ad vanced down the Karelian Isth mus to within sight of the tall factory chimneys of Leningrad Across Lake Ladoga said Ber lin the Finns have advanced down the wilier isthmus be tween Lake Ladoga and Lake OiicBa to cut off access to Len ingrad by water from the east The encirclement of Leningrad if confirmed by means that Russia now is cut off from one of its largest centers of in dustrial production and war equipment It means also that the red the banner Baltic fleet bases in Gulf of Kronstadt Hangoc and the islands off Estonia n ln Ol low the recommendation of the i inlinnal defense mediation board which brought union arid company representatives together last month I fter tile CIO threatened to strike in the 15 plants Other plants covered in the conI ISTANBUL Delayed 1C Omaha r Los Angeles Kansas City Kans Denver Colo Milwaukee Wis Sioux City Iowa Birmingham Ala Indianapolis Ind St Joseph Mo Fargo N Dak East St Louis II and two in Chicago Minimum wages al the Mason City plant prior to the increase announced Monday were 65 cents an hour for men and 53 cents an hour for unskilled women work ers following a 30 day probation period According lo he company an nouncement in Mason City the contract liberalization of vacation Jules concerns next years vaca tions The contract also liberalizes the period of probation and the guarantee of working hour The contract is effective lo Aug 1 1H2 and thereafter unless op ened up by cither party the an nouncement stated deprived of direct land con nections with the main hotly of Russia if if if neighi The high command did not immediately make available details of what apparently was one of Ihc bitterest of the pushing ot the nnzi spearheads through the outer Uussiun dclcnscs to complete Ihe isolation of Leningrad It is known that the whole area through which the nail forces reported tlieir penetra tion bristled with defenses anrt f i was guarded by thousands of Karl Clodus Germany s trained troops backed up by re cruits of the peoples army A teTific air onslaught by the for extended talks which Germans against these defense hope will reinstate Turkey in Jliei positions has been under way for German economic sphere Thev i several days planned lo go on to Ankara Suni clay and open conferences at the economic negotiator and fourj aides arrived in Turkey Sunday capital on Monday Many big fires and extensive i damage in the heart of the Gcr i man capital were reported by the British pilots but it was admitted that 20 RAF bombers were miss ing The British losses indicated jthat hundreds of planes took part Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy and cooler Jin the aerial offensive since a loss with occasional thundeishowers jof 5 per cent in night attacks is Monday night and usually regarded as high Fresh lo occasional strong shift1 Meanwhile there were fur ing wind Uicr acts af violence in Paris i i v j IC Ccrinans arrested 100 prom incnl Jews as addition ho MacKenzie King Is Convinced Free Men Will Defeat Hitler OTTAWA Minister W L MacKenzie King of Canada home from a 17day visit to Bri tain said he was convinced more than ever that the defeat ot nazi barbarism and Prussian militarism which underlies it will come only from the unremitting and united efforts of all free men srong shifting German alcady nad a 1 rested probably 10000 or 12000 MINNESOTA Cloudy showers j Persons occupied France hold and thunderstorms rain locally a number of them described heavy Monday afternoon Monas communists as hostages lo be day night and Tuesday not much change in temperature IN MASON CITV GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Sunday CS Minimum in night 5 Af 8 a m Monday 62 Precipitation 380 YEAH AGO Maximum M Minimum fio executed in ratio lo the serious ness of future crimes against the nazi occupation army Three were shot last week but Vichy officials had said that all of the hostages were communists and thai Jews were not held as hostages In the east it was emphasized in dispatches from Berlin and Mos cow there was no abatement of the struggle with German bomb ers hammcrine constantly at the defenses of Leningrad and