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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 P DEPARHtwr OP HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES MOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1941 MASON CITY THE IRIGHT THIS PAPfR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 7 1 v n SECTION ONENO 299 NAZIS REPORT HUGE TRAP CLOSED Is First Sinking Since Shoot on Sight Order Issued to U S Navy WASHINGTON sea war added another American owned merchantman to its toll Tuesday and the capital wondered whether this latest sinking was meant to be an open challenge to President Roosevelts shoolon sight order which barred the de fensive waters of tlie United States to all axis raiders tf if The newest victim was Ihe freighter Pink Star owned by the U S maritime commission but operating under Panaman ian registry The sinking took on srreat potential significance for was the first such incident re ported since Mr Roosevelt pro claimed the defensive waters policy Sept 11 The Pink Star went down last Friday the state department dis closed Monday night and she met her end southwest of Iceland in the same waters that witnessed the loss of two other American owned vessels and the unsuccessful submarine attack on the U S de stroyer Greer The announcement of the Pink Starts sinking was silent on sev eral detailsra factwhich caused her crew aridtKere was ho hint as to how she met her a mine torpedo an aerial bomb or the guns of a surface raider No amount of inquiry could elicit of ficial information on these points The location of the ships sinking however was definitely placed some 255 miles soulh of Iceland on the corridor of sea communications which Mr Roosevelt specifically has or dered the navy to keep clear The first ship sunk in those wat ers was the Sessa Americanowned but of Panamanian registry which was torpedoed and shelled to the bottom Aug 17 about 300 miles southwest of Iceland and on Sept II the freighter Montana was tor pedoed in the same localion The Montana was Americanowned but of Panamanian registry Like the Sessa and Montana the Pmk Star was a former Danish vessel All three were among the fleet of some 80 foreign vessels taken over by the maritime com mission recently under special leg islation and returned to the sea lanes after months of warbound idleness in American ports The Pink Star however bore a carjo destined for a British port whereas the other two ships were carrying civilian supplies to Iceland The ship a 6850 tonncr had no American citizens in her crew the Under the neutrality net freighter would have been pro hibited frqm entering the combat zone around Britain with an American flag at her masthead However her transfer to the regis try of Panama and the shipping of an alien crew enabled her to carry cargoes to the war zone The slate department Monday night made public a sworn state ment by First Mate Bjerregard of the Sessa which told of the tor pedo attack when it was fairly twilight but not faint darkness and which said that I do not believe the submarine could have made out the ships mark ings Bomber Being Ferried Across Ocean Missing MONTREAL royal air force ferry command said Tuesday that there was little hope for three men aboard a Lockheed Hudson bomber missing over the first reported missing over the ocean since the bomber ferry ser vice from North America to Brit Bin was started KILLED IN MANKATO MANKATO Minn Adams 20 was killed early Tues day when his truck collided head on with another truck four miles north of Nicollet Sinking Was in Area of Nazi Activity BERLIN Ger man sources expressed the opinion Tuesday that whatever happened to the Americanowned steamer Pink Star it was done in accord ance with the laws war They said however that no German submarines or other over seas craft had specifically re ported the sinking of the Panama registered Pink Star but added that messages had been received concerning sinkings out of a big convoy The vessel was Panamanian not United States an authorized source declared and we have not heard yet that Panama is part of the United States The vessel was sunk in waters clearly de fined as a German operations area These sources declared thai Secretary ot State Cordell Hull drove America another step near er war with his statement Mon day that the United States neu trality act should be changed Hull told reporters at a press conference that he and President Roosevelt had said at the time the neutrality law was enacted that it would be as likely to get the United States into war as to keep it out BUGS MUZZLE CARDINALS 40 Given St Louis Pennant Hopes by Pittsburgh SPORTS BULLETIN PITTSBURGH St Louis Cardinals were dropped two full games behind the first place Brooklyn Dodgers Tuesday when they lost the opening game of a doubleheader to the Pirates 40 Ken Heintzelman shut out the Cards on six hits as Pitts burgh made the most of its five The defeat meant that to win the National league pennant the Cardinals would have to take all five ot their remaining games if the Dodgers did no more than break even in the four they have left Brooklyn was idle Tuesday The Pirates put the opener on ice with three runs in the first in ning on an error a double by Fletcher and singles by DiMaggio and Garms That was enough to knock Mort Cooper off the mound and Pittsburgh got to Clyde Shoun his successor for one more tally in the fifth First Came SU AB H O A AB H O A Brown 3b 4 n 3 4 0 3 n Hopp Ih 111 OlFlethsr Ib f 12 I Tplett If o 3 OIGuslitie 3b 4 1 TMre cf 4 I i DIDiMeio cf 3 4 D Musiil r A n 1 OGarms 1C 2 o Crcsni 2b 4 1 2 CiElliolt If 2 In Marion ss H 1 1 Martin 2b 4 n t Mnrciuo c 2 I 3nCox ss 3 n i 3 WCpcr c I I 1 1 l T i AlCocr p 0 1 n ItjHzelman p 2 0 u 2 Shcmn p 211 r sKuroski 1 n i nj Ilunson p tl n 0 nj Totals 32 a Tolals 23 3 27 aBallcd for Shoun in eighth St Lcim noo CM Pittsburgh 300 010 Errors Marion 2 Hopp Stioun Brotnv runsbatted in DiMajjgio 2 Garmstwo base lilt Flclchcr sacrifices Hcintzel rnan Lopez double plays Shoun to Manon to Hopp Helntzclman to Cox to Fletcher Shoun to Marion left on bases St Louis 7 Pittsbureh 6 bases on balls off Hemlzelman 2 Shoun 3 struck out by Keinuclman Shoun 3 M Cooper I hits off M Cooper 3 in 13 Inning off Shoun 3 in 6 23 off Hutchinson C in 1 losing pitcher M Cooper Umpires Sears Pinelli and Ballanfant Time J5S Attendance 12000 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Increasing cloudi ness Tuesday night Occasional ram Wednesday little change in temperatures me time IOWA Mostly cloudy occasional gone bv we are at the ram west and north Wednesday edge grave beginning in northwest and ex Umtlon treme north Tuesday night little change in temperature MINNESOTA Occasional rain Tuesday night an little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 64 Minimum Monday night 47 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum fi Precipitation 15 U Wonders If Sinking Is Challenge to F R MERCHANT SHIP REPORTED LOST NEAR ICELAND Sen Giant Launched on the wayaof the Bethlehem Steel yard at Qtuncy the 35000 ton chusetts which was launched Tuesday by MrsCharles Francis Adams wifeofthe former secretary of the navy This official navy photo shows the prow of the 704 foot battleship topping the scaffolding Secretary Knox Advocates Repeal of Neutrality Law Wants U S Army to Be Used When and Where Its Needed QUINCY Mass ot Navy Frank Knox Tuesday ad vocated repeal of the neutrality law and use of the army whcrcvcr needed He spoke at tlie launching of the 575000000 battleship Mas sachusetts It is time we were through playing with the neutrality law Knox told 75000 persons gath ered to watch the launching at the Bethlehem Steel companys shipyard It is no longer an as set but rather a liability Knox asserted that the arms must be vised when and where its needed He assailed the theory that the army begins functioning only when n man puts his foot on our soil Ready for launching seven months ahead of schedule the Massachusetts fourth of six new super battleships to bolster the twoocean slid down the ways after a brief christening ceremony The keel of the 10000 on light cruiser Flint was laid on the same ways one minute and 23 seconds after they were va cated by the Massachusetts Cheers swelled from the crowd which included Admiral Harold R Star chief of naval operations Gov Leverett Saltonstall of Mas sachusetts and other high rankine navy and state officials as a bottle of champagne was smashed against the prow of the 35000 ton battle wagon I christen thee Massachusetts said the sponsor Mrs Charles francis Adams wife or a former secretary of navy Advocating support of President Jiooseyclt Secretary Knox said the time for partisanship has We are at the waters Let us free the hand of our commandcrinchief Let us give him every opportunity to give aid to Britain At the outset 6f his speech Knox said he was happy that we arc launching this new Mas sachusetts especially for her to participate if need be in another fight for human liberty He described the Massachusetts and her five sister ships launched or building as abic to meet any enemy under any condition The sixsuper ships he said sec that the sea lanes be tween here and embattled Britain were kept free from the menace of enemy submarines Referring to the RussianGer man war Knox said there are more men engaged and more cas ualties than at any time in his tory he prospect for victory against totalitarian dictatorship is in a grievous position Concluding his speech Knox said If we are to be secure if we are to be we must rely in the future for years tocome on a dominant sea power LOOK INSIDE FOR Bride of 9 Hours Is Slain by Jealous Man PAGE 2 Congregational Session Oct 23 STATE PAGE Cardinals Begin Series With Pittsburgh SPORTS PAGE Texas Coastal Towns Braced 3 Million to Meet Fury of Hurricane Many Communities Evacuated Stores Homes Battened Down BULLETIN FKEEPOBT Texas outer fringe or a rajlng Gulf of Mexico hurricane struck this little national defense town with destructive force Tuesday ripping up trees and sinking fifhinir boats PORT ARTHUR Tex Residents of coastal Texas braced themselves Tuesday to meet the force of a tropical hurricane sweeping in from the Gulf of Mex ico Many communities in the direct path of the storm were virtually evacuated and stores and homes battened down An advisory of he New Or leans weather bureau said the storm was expected to move in land between Freeport and Port OConnor Texas attended by wind exceeding 80 miles an hour over a small area near the center Dangerous gales were forecast IOWANSATTACK VARIABLE CORN LOANRATEPLAN Northwest Iowa Would Be Placed Under Lower Brackets in Program DS MCHNES mThc depart Preparations were made to handle any emergency Three Red Cross disaster workers were dis patched to TexasTfrom the Louis headquarters Two battalions of Port Arthurs count defense guard about 500 men were assigned to guard duty along closed highways levees and ship yards threatened by 55 foot tides An firnergency hospital was set able corn loans which would place northwest Iowa in the lower brackets brought immediate pro tests from Iowa farm leaders Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thorn bur j declared Im against it It appears to me it is unfair to Ihe heavy corn pro ducing area of this state Francis Johnson president or cration asserted tlie differential is exceedingly excessive in view of nog piices The greatest differen tial I could justify would be the ac cent minimal wi upat Houstonand policemenand Bremen ordered to Be on fhe alert ordered all of Its 4700 men from Ellington field except a skeleton crew of 108 men in the fire water and elec trical departments Freeport was virtually deserted Squally winds and rains ac companied by high tides already were reported in the Houston area Many dwellers in the path of the storm fled by automobile to points farther inland Others put the storm shutters nn their homes and sought the comfort of hotels Despite a 10foot levee many Port Arthur stores were boarded up and hundreds of refugees from lowland areas crowded into hotels Although Galveston is not be lieved tr be in the direct path of the storm huge waves roared at the seawall and the highways were closed by high water The highways to Sabine also were closed Freeport pounded by wind and rain was fourfifths evacuated Barometer Is Falling Rapidly PORT OCONNOR Tex A rapidly dropping barometer and a rising gale that blew in gusts up to HO miles an hour at day break Tuesday indicated to coast guard observers here that a howl ing tropical hurricane was bearing down on this highly exposed gulf const fishing village The weather bureaus a m CST advisory predicted that the furious blast wild winds up to 90 miles an hour whirling at its cen ter would pass inland between Port OConnor and Freeport Tues day night The center of the storm was located about 100 miles south east of Port OConnor and was St i difference in freight rates on I cattle and hogs He indicated this would for only about a 3 differential He added he is afraid Iowa will be supplying cheap feed or Indiana and other states when ought to feeding Ihe corn moving this way miles an hour at about six Camp Hulen training center for the coast artillery located near Palacios on dangerous Mata gorda bay would lie near the center of the storms path if it continues its present course How ever most of the 11500 men sta tioned there are in Louisiana maneuvers and the others have been moved to safety at Wharton Tex ourselves yV If If tlie departments aim is lo deplete our corn supply they may get what they are after Other Iowa farm leaders prev iously protested the differential loan rate andrepresentatives of 68 counties at a meeting recently at Storm Lake demanded that they receive 85 per cent of parity as ordered by congress CORN LOANS TO BE 6576 CENTS A BUSHEL WASHINGTON agri culture department announced Tuesday that government loans on corn this fall would vary from one area to another fhe variance to be determined by average corn prices In the past a or uniform corn loan rate was used The department said the lowest rates would be between 65 and 67 cents a bushel and the highest between 74 and 76 cents a bushel The flat rate on the 1H40 crop was 61cents and on the 39 crop Secretary Wickard in an nouncing the new corn loan policy said it would lend Jo prevent a further accumulation of excessive reserve stocks in inf northwestern part of the cornbelt and encourage the storage of iarjrer reserve stocks of corn in other parts of the corn belt Department officials noted that loan rates now vary accurdin to location with most of this varia tion attributed to the difference m transportaation costs to main market terminals The department said that the lower corn loan rate would oper ate in the heavy surplus corn producing areas of southern Min nesota and northwestern It said the highest rates would apply in Michigan eastern Ohio and parts of Missouri where the amount of corn used normally exceeds the amount of corn pro duced locally Exact loan rales for various areas it was said will be based on S per cent of the parity price of corn at the beginning of the marketing year which Is Oct 1 Photographers Bleachers at Cornell Fall 12 Hurt Maisky Says Nazi Losses REDS DECLARE HEAVY GERMAN LOSS INFLICTED Neither Moscow Nor London Try to Hide Grave Ukraine Situation By UNITED PRESS Both Russia and Germany claimed smashing new successes the nazis threatened worse axis submarine warfare in the Atlantic zone patrolled by British and American naval forces Sept tl and counterclaims from manys army anil air force losses front werc a in the first two months ot the T 7 vnatUT Wared Hussion war 85896 dead 96 670 to bo rcduced on both sides wounded 20299 missing Y5 y mal but it was indi planes lost catcd that the red army was strik SdHiS r in jp Condon estimated thni LONDON third of the been killed wounded ir are missing after three months ot war with Russia Soviet Am bassador Ivan M Maisky declared Tuesday in an address before the American chamber commerce The German high commands announcement las I week con cerning German losses was utterly ridiculous lie asserted calling his own estimate a mod erate one lie added that the Germans had lost 8500 planes in the Russian campaign The German high command on enemy has j t tics and prisoners and 8500 air planes War dispatches showed be fol lowing S ON THE UKRAINE The German high command claimed Ihe capture of 380000 j Russian prisoners in a big military trap east of Kiev and said that number was mounting rapidly while nazis suggested that total soviet losses in this sector would j be around 1000000 in the greatest encirclement battle in history The i Germans reported 50 Russian di visions probably 750000 men de stroyed as fighting units for the present Russians did not comment othr y thC Uklaine other than to report severe light IVAN M MAISKY for Aid occupied important industrial dis tricts and the Russians had to evacuate a number of factories and plants Warning against dangerous complacency which he said arose from glib talk of amateur strate gists about Generals Winter and Mud he said the facts proved thatthe nai war machine still 1 was strong Russia is facinc a Icnse ami difficult situation IMaisky said and here is no use in people shutting their eyes to the reali ties of the situation While he voiced no doubt thai the original German plans had been upset and that Hitlers lightning war had failed mis erably he declared War on the eastern front will not be at a standstill either in autumn or winter and the soviet people do not base their views on such doubtful calculations The fate ofhumanity for many generations to come is beina de cided around Leningrad and in the Ukraine He urged that freedomlevin countries1 give aid make up Russias losses film ueiorc me city of Kharkov FKOATThe irrl leidrive from the Glukhov aiea SmoU WILLKIKS SON TO ENLIST HUSHVJLLE Ind imPliilli illkie 21 son of Wendell T vvillkie to enlist soon in irm nmy altemp to rescue the forces trapped east of Kiev The out Indicated Was utmost importance in the lor the Ukraine industrial as it is designed to llanlc he Germans n Uic south Ber lin ignored the central front NORTHERN F R o N I rj lUissiiiu army newspaper Reel Star reported that three armies wh ch tie Germans had once said were destroyed crashed forward into he rear of he nazi forces bcstai nnn nSadl some 50 000 casualties on the enemy in he Luke Ilmen area The Russians admtted 30000 casaulties in this action but said the 56th German army corps and the eighth tank division had been decimated Despite the Rnsstan reports sudCeSscs ncilhcr Moscow nor London made any attempt to hide the gravity of the situ ation in the Ukraine uhcre the nazis had cut off Ihe Crimea aim apparently made consider able progress in lleir drivc i destroy the red army of he south as a fichtinff force In that connection Soviet Ain oassador Ivan Maisky at London against belief that U r ie said Tuesday he ntcndcd nlerfcrc with the German inthenavy InC nZCd mvasion feel Professor Rich ground C L Rich professor of econom ics said Hoy D Young Mount Vemon photographer had erected the stand for the school picture he said was the breaking of the spectacles of one student We were very fortunate he added jjtviuie Those bruised or scratched and some 400 to 500 students had treated at the school health scrv of them on the icerooms The picture plans were it collapsed leav abandoned for the day ing a mass of sprawling boys and j John B Magee is president of filns the school 3 rd German forces in southern thi M Vef t0 Capturc the Ukraine caPta fSt RuMia moveti on in a pince rap S3vet troops east of tho cit claims also to have driven a wcdge across the top of the Crimean penmsula cutting off Russian forces there
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