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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 1 COMP DEPARTMENT OF H 1 STORY A NO t vf o e s M o i K r f HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI BRIGHT JPOT VOL XLV1I ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 312 NAZIS SAY CENTRAL FRONT PIERCED Reds Report Germans Disregard Huge Losses in Effort to Gain Arming of Merchant Ships Will Be Sought Next Week F R to Make Plea Thursday President Will Ask ALL TIME HIGH FORECAST FOR FARM SUPPLIES Wickard Says U S to Provide Food for Ten Million in Britain WASHINGTON Congress received a prediction from Sec retary Wickard Wednesday that the requirements ol the United States and foes of the axis for agricultural products will raise domestic farm supplies to a new alltime high next year He told a house appropria tions committee during hear ings on the 55985000000 lend lease bill that the twogoal task could be accomplished without rationing in the United States although it is apparent that the British will have restricted diets He said that onethird of the proposed agricul turalaid program would be de voted to pork 1500000000 pounds at pork and lard2and another third to dairy products and estimatesjire that are going to be requiret tofurnish an amount of food necessary to take care of one fourtli the population at leas 10000000 people out of the forty five or fortyseven million peo ple in Britain It is not to be thought how ever that this will keep the Brit ish in luxury or even restore thei food consumption to the leve prevailing before the war On th contrary the leve is being aimei at only a safe minimum He estimated that 70 cents of each dollar spent on the farm part of the tendIease program would reacb the farmers pock ets with major purchases to be made of dairy products butter eggs fruits cotton tobacco naval stores rice soybeans and citrus products He submitted these figures o how 5502000000 of the first lendlease appropria tion had been spent and how h proposed to spend under the current bill the firs figure given is the expenditure a ready made the secondrepresen the contemplated Dairy an 5191700000 meat and 000000 and 555600000 and 5170200000 fruits and and 343900000 cereals 520900000 and 525900000 vitamins and fruit and 513100 000 tobacco 547400000 and cotton and 547000000 miscellaneous and 593100000 Wickard also submitted the fol lowingfigures to show the per centage of parity represented by prices received by farmers for ma jor commodities used in the lend lease program Eggs 95 per cent hogs 106 per cent milk wholesale 104 per cent dry beans 92 per cent tobacco 99 per cent cotton 92 per cent In answer to questions Wickard said that the farm products from the United Slates are being sold lo the British people at a loss by the British government Bridge Collapse Blocks Ore Congress to Revise Entire Neutrality Act WASHINGTON oosevelt Thursday will ask con ress to revise the whole neutral y law and an effort will be made o have the house pass the first art of the permit rming of U S merchant y the middle of next week This was decided upon Wednes ay at a second conference be ween the president and leaders f both parties in congress Mr Roosevelt will state to congress leaders reported that revision of the law to permit arming of II S merchant ships and to permit them to go into combat zones from which they now are barred is urgently necessary Principal effect of the present combat zone provisions are to prevent American flat ships from going to Halifax and to the British Isles Immediately after receipt of the residents special message Thurs lay bills will be introduced in joth house and senate to permit he arming of merchant ships The administration leaders will at empt to have this passed in the louse with the utmost speed The bill then will be considered n the senate As leaders outlined the strategy if sufficient support develops an effort will bemade n the senate to expand the legis lation jcrcoyer the othernprincipal which will be trremoval of combat zone Legislative leaders said Uie president would stress the or Eency of arming merchant ships immediately stating lhat the nazi submarine warfare in the north Atlantic endangers Amer ican vessels operating to Iceland and other bases f He will also discuss he neutral ity law generally however and advise congress that it is his opin ion that other sections of the act particularly section two banning American ships from combat zones should be eliminated He will say that this phase is even more vital in the long run than the arming of merchantmen the leaders reported Congressional circles gave Uie impression that the administration was confident it could obtain swift passage of the armed ship provi sion but was less certain about the move to repeal the combat zone section If debate over the latter should be prolonged it would be postponed for the time being in favor of action only to arm the merchant ships Chairman Sol Bloom D N Y of the house foreign affairs com mittee will introduce the house bill and start hearings on it Mon day Administration leaders will try to confine the hearings to two days and have the house pass the bill Wednesday or Thursday It was indicated Secretary of State Cordell Hull will be the first witness Democratic Senate Leader Al W Barkley was spokesman for the congressional conferees when they left the white house after Wednesdays 95 m i n u t e meeting Shipment of ifon ore through the vital Soo locks at Sault Ste Marie Mich has been hampered seriously by collapse of a span of the famous International bridge across the St Marys river The span crashed to the water under the weight of a freight train carrying the locomotive tender andtwo cars with it and blocking two of the canal locks Two train men were drowned Arrow on the above airview of the locks indicates the span that fell Marshall Urges All Possible Aid to Keep Russia Fighting Committee Declares Not BY FBI MEN German Propagandist Charged With Being Unregistered Agent NEW YORK Syl vester Viereck admitted German propagandist was arrested Wed nesday by agents of the federal bureau of investigation on an in dictment returned in Washington charging him with being an un registered agent of a foreign power Viereck author and editor listed in Whos Who as being born in Munich Germany emigrated to the United States in 1895 at the age of 11 A spokesman for the FBI said Viereck would be arraigned prob ably in southern district court He is credited with having pre dicted the sinking of the Lusitania four days before that passenger Marshalitown Girl 3 Killed by Auto MARSHALLTOWN Ann Weber 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Weber who live south of Marshalitown was killed Wednesday morning on her way home from accompanying an elder brother vand sister to country school when she was struck by an automobile driven by Harvey Eiklenborg of Dike The child was standing on a bridge on highway 14 about six mites south of Marshalitown with her mother watching the water below when slic suddenly darlec across the road in the oi Eiklcnborgs car Sheriff H W Jennings said ship went down in the event many laden north persons believe was the direct cause of the United States enter ing the World war 23 IPinball Machines arid Punchboards Are Seized in Des Moines DES MOINES hun dred and thirtyone pinball ma chines slot machines and punch boards were seized by city county and state police officials who raided the Superior Sales company office here Tuesday night Chief R W Ncbergall of the Iowa State Bureau of Criminal In vestigation said it was the largest seizure of such items ever made in the city City Detective Vance Nordaker said the slot machines were equipped with an automatic pay off device Machines were found in all five rooms of the onestory building and were stacked in tiers from the floor to the ceiling in three rooms Train Rams Through Station Boy Killed LANSING Mich possibility of sabotage was being investigated Wednesday in the de railment of a freight train which plowed through a railroad station here killing a 13 year old boy and injuring 15 persons James R Smith was standing by his bicycle on the station platform when the freight train slrtick him He was killod The injured were all on the platform or were caught in the wreckage of the station Three were seriously hurt A Little Helper KANSAS CITY of little helpers A tornado lifted the roof from Jack Webers home frisked two glasses of jelly over a partition from one room to another and then replaced the roof Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Increasing cloudi ness and warmer Wednesdaj night rain beginning Thursday IOWA Increasing cloudiness am warmer Wednesday night Thursday occasional light rain probably beginning in west por tion late Wednesday night cooler northwest and cxtrem west Thursday MINNESOTA Increasing cloudi ness south mostly cloudy north w a r m E r Wednesday night Thursday occasional light rain probably beginning Wednesda night cooler Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 62 Minimum Tuesday night 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 33 HOPE TO OPEN CANAL SOON Jnited Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON house ppropriations committee Wcdnes ay asked congress to vote an ad itional unrestricted 55985000000 or the lendlease program in rc ponse to an appeal by General eorge C Marshall for every as istance that will keep Russia ighting and speed the destruction f the German army The ruthlessness of the ag gressors in this war and the conscienceless tactics they have resorted to will not permit the delay incident to legislative sanction before aid can be ex tended to any particular nation the committee said Arms production will decide the var it reported but the countries pposed to the axis do not yet have sufficient production to win Our first line of defense lies in he lendlease operations it said The battle of production must ntensify and increase until the orrerit of war supplies pouring from this country and the aided lations completely overwhelms the productive efforts of the axis The committee warned that more and more lendlease ap propriations would be needed so lonff as the war continues and pledged its control of the na tions wealth to destruction of the axis The bill the committee approved totaled 56159416229 of which would be allocated for lendlease aid and the remain der for such defense purposes as naval ordnance and construction or acquisition of 212 coast guard vessels The appropriation would bring the lenalease fund lo a total of 512935000000 and the total de fense outlay to more than 560000 000000 The original lendlease appropriation was The committee urged immediate passage of the pending bill and debate on it was scheduled to be gin in the house at once fairing to Go Through Locks SAULTE STE MARIE Mich engineers said Wed nesday they hoped to have the Soo canal open to at least partial traf fic by nightfall thereby permit ting more than 100 orecarrying vessels to pass slowly through Uie blocked locks The engineers were trying to raise a steel railroad bridge which collapsed into Die canal Tuesday beneath the weight of a freight locomotive The body of one ot two trainmen who drowned was recovered by coast guardsmen A giant derrick previously had pulled to one side the locomotive and tender Boy14 Shot Filling Station Attendant to Get Money for Candy ST PAUL Minn Mintzlass 37 filling station atten dant who was shot in the back by a 14 year old boy remained in serious condition Wednesday His youthful assailant was held for juvenile court The boy Leo Wa terbury Minneapolis showed little emotion as he scribbled a confes sion in longhand for Hamsey County Attorney James Lynch and told Sheriff Tom Gibbons that he intended to kill Mintzlass in order to get money to buy candy and ice cream and some books for school lowan Is Killed by Clam Shell Digger in Quarry Near Ames AMES Brandenberg Jr about 20 of Des Moines was killed early Wednesday when the clam shell digger he was operat ing at the rock quarry 3 miles north of Ames overturned on him He was the third accident vic tim atthe quarry in the last two weeks two men having died fol lowing an explosion at the site Brandenberg had just moved his machine with which he was loading trucks carrying crushed rock to the munitions plant near Ankeny The machine began tip ping as he attempted his first foading in the new position He tried to leap into the clear but as he did so the machine turned and caught him pinning him by the hips Rescuers worked two hours before freeing him The quarry is being worked 24 hours a day HAD NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH FROM LIGHTNING DES MOINES day Sept 5 1938 Fred Brandenburg Jr was hit by lightning while caddying for his father on the Des Moines Golf and Country club course and was saved from death only by artificial respiration He was a member of the Roosevelt football squad and played in the line a year ago ASSERT NEARLY ALL OF NAZI AIR FORCE ENGAGED Slaughter of Invaders Claimed to Have Choked a River With Bodies Russian MOSCOW red army Wednesday was reported lighting fiercely against n great armored fist thrust into the Moscow front as the spearhead of an offensive involving at least 3000000 axis troops under leadership of virtu ally the entire German air force The enemy drive inlo the Bry ansk sector and at Vyazma only 125 miles from the capital was described by the Bed Star as the advance of furious wild beast fascist hordes straining every nerve and disregarding huce losses in an effort to break our resistance before winter if Official estimates put the num ber of axis troops in the general offensive at more than 200 divi sions including all reserves drained from occupied Europe to replace 3000000 German casual tics War front dispatches report ed a terrible slaughter of enemy panzer and infantry forces lhat 3eft hundreds of tanks in ruins and choked a river with bodies but acknowledged some nazi advances The Germans according to Red Star pushed tank columns through the Russian lines but these met resistance attherear and in one battle 300 were wiped out by the Russians using hand gre nades land mines and bottles filled with gasoline The red air fleet roared along the front lines con tinuously blasting at the enemy tank and troop forces and rear communications The naval expert of the red fleet I Yetrnashev said hat at least 200 German divisions in the offensive were supported by al most all of the luftwaffe and by the bulk of the German naval forces operating in the Baltic and Barents seas on the north He es timated that 125 German sub marines had been concentrated in the north to attack shipments frnm Britain and America The Red Star also reported im portant victories on the Leningrad front where the Russians recap lured one vital strong point in a 12hour battle broke through three German defense lines and forced passage across a river Attack Now Says Russia to Britain By the Associated Press Sorely beset the Russians Wednesday openly urged Britain to attack Germany from the rear with an invasion of the continent Red Fleet soviet navy newspa per estimated that the Germans had left only 25 or 30 weak di 375000 to 450 000 France with HUle artillery and few planes The British empire now has the possibility of talcing the ini tiative into its hands dealing de structive blows against the com mon foe of mankind the Hitler fascists said the soviet maga zine Bolshevik JAPAN FEARS GERMANY WILL EXHAUST STRENGTH Meanwhile Germanys axis partner Japan sent up a new trial balloon for peace in the RussoGerman war Domei the official Japanese news agency urged the western axis povers to end the soviet campaign to conserve manpower and equipment for an allout as sault on Great Britain Voicing the fear that Germany would exhaust her strength in Russia leaving Japan alone to face the hostility of Britain and pehaps the United States Domei declared that the RussoGerman war was started to prevent any threat to the German rear and that this purpose had now been attained Guerilla forces in the Leningrad area were said to be vvrecking German communication lines and one band accounted for the death of a German general 207 officers and almost 3000 men the news paper said But the main fighting it was emphasized was on the central front Fierce hand to hand fighting attacks on enemy tanks and with bottles of gasoline and hand grenades countercharges by Russian tanks and elaborate land mine fields were said to have taken a huge toll of Ger man lives and to have repulsed the enemy at many points The Russians were said by the Red Star to be blowing up bridges concentrating terrific artillery fire against the German panzer col umns and beating back repeated jtjrovc onslaughts Wo have the materials and the courage to destroy the fascist tanks Red Star declared The immense losses suffered by the Germans the dispatch add ed have forced Hitler to throw in all mechanical reserves including secondary forces withdrawn from occupied countries The air force was described as playing the chief role in relent lessly and continuously pounding MURDERER OF WOMAN HUNTED Mrs Bessie Stauffer 45 Kmgsley Killed in Back Yard of Home SIOUX CITY Bessie SlaiiEfer 45 of Kingslcy in Plym outh county JK miles northeast of here was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in the back yard of her home on the outskirts of Kingslcy Sheriff Frank Scholer ot Le Mars said he has issued a call for the arrest a suspect in the case Mr and Mrs James Shade Jr who occupy an apartment in Mrs Stauffcrs home said they were awakened about 2 a m by a shotgun blast in Mrs SlauIIcrs section of the house Almost immediately thereafter there was another blast in the back yard Upon investigation Mrs Stauf fers lifeless body was found in the back yard One shotgun blast evidently the one fired in the house had almost lorn off an arm The other charge struck her in Ihc back Mrs Stauffer had attended a card party Tuesday night and evidently had returned home late CLAIM BREAK THROUGH WITH CIRCLING MOVE Germans Cite Rapid Progress in Advance Toward City of Moscow German BERLIN claimed major victories Wednes day in great battles of encir clement before Moscow on the central front and the key city oC Rostov in the heart the indus trial Ukraine if if if On the Vyazma sector 125 miles from the Russian capital the nazt armed forces were re ported to have broken through encircled and threatened with inevitable destruction the bulk of crack soviet armies on the central front In the Ukraine the high com mand said that six or seven Rus sian divisions probably lOOotlO men had been trapped and cut off from the Sea of Azov neat Mariupol as the Germans struck toward the Caucasus oil fields Nazis reported that the Rus sians were so severely beaten that the entire Donets industrial basin had been laid open to the German attack Claiming rapid progress in Germanys announced intention of destroying the red army lighting force the tturt the sironccrt and best elements oftbe Busstzo armed forces been cancht in the encirclement maneuver in the Vyazma sector 139 miles west of Mosiow These armies are lighting bravely and hasC succeeded in holding together but they are now Three North lowans Accept Commissions WASHINGTON war department announced Wednes day that 15 lowans had accepted appointments as second lieuten ants in the Officers Air Reserve corps Among them were three North lowans Robert Bernard Hughes Lime Springs Leif Rich ard Klostcr Eagle Grove and Jack Durwood Onerem Eagle In the Bag READING Pa Flor ence Sidel field secretary of the Berks county humane society re ports that a dog owner telephoned to say that several of his animals were loaded with fleas What shall I do with them he queried Bring them in Mrs Sidel rec ommended Some time later the man ap peared and placed a brown paper bag on her desk t scraped off as many as 5 coud he said Theyre all in the bag the enerry columns In one instance 300 German tanks had broken through to the soviet rear lines but were de stroyed one by one by a single soviet division Red Star report ed Elaborate mine fields laid by the Russians aided in trapping and destroying the tank columns it added The dispatches told of a sav age and ceaseless fight in which tank fought tank and infantry men clashed with bayonets un der a rain of shells from artil lery and bombs from airplanes which roared overhead day and night They said the battle grew still in intensity At most points it was empha sized the Russians held frontal attacks and had thrown off flank attacks in which the Germans hrcw tanks into sudden fierce thrusts in hope of isolating red army units Red Star the army newspaper reported that the Germans had developed a new attack in the Ukraine attacking a town desig nated as P but that after ci vilian volunteers had aided the red infantry to hold them Russian tanks charged into the German lines and broke the attack The Germans it was said left 53 tanks and many casualties on the field On the central front the Ger mans were driving with every thing they had toward Moscow from the directions of Vyazma 125 miles to the westsouthwest and Bryansk 220 miles to the southwest Bat it was indicated that the Russian armies of Marshal Sem yon Timoshenko holding the Ion central front were stand fast and dispatches said formations of the red air force had started concentrated attacks on the German rear in an at tempt o break communications and halt the push to a great extent encircled and their annihilation is proceeding the Deutsche Allegemeinc Zeitung said The special communique was announced to Germans by radio after 15 minutes of martial musii and a fanfare of trumpets and was followed by the playing of Deulschland Uber Alles the Horst Weasel song and march tune lor the Russian campaign indicat ing the great importance at tached to the announcement The radio had not presented a communique with such elaborate trimmings previously except iu some instances as the fall of Paris or Belgrade or the capitulation of an entire country At the same time Hitlers all out offensive along almost the entire front was reported making progress especially in the Ukraine where the Germans plowed deeper into the red army lines north of the sra of Azov In the far north the Finnish lorces that captured Petrozavodsk were reported to have the impor tant railroad and port town of Kandalaksha on the White sea as their next objective Dispatches from Helsinki admitted strong Russian counterattacks frequent ly had changed the Salla front in midFinland but said that Ger man and Finnish troops had re captured most of the territory they lost and were pushing eastward again It was mentioned for the first time that the great German of fensive on the central front pos sibly the most important ot the RussoGcrman campaign had started Oct 2 Hitler speaking in Berlin Oct 3 had said that tremendous opera tions had been in progress for 48 hours The text of the special communi que issued at Hitlers headquart ers said in full While offensive and pursuit operations in the Ukraine arc in full swing the breakthrough in the middle eastern front which was begun Oct 2 has led to a new series of gigantic battles of annihilation In the area around Vyazma alone several soviet armies are encircled and are fac ing their inexorable destruction The official news agency as serted that one German army corps had destroyed ISO Russian tanks since the offensive started It added that in the southern Ukraine a German armored di vision had annihilated a Rus sian division and had captured 3 500 prisoners This action it was assumed took place in the sea of Azov region where the Germans are driving for Rostov at the I mouth of the Don river   

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