Monday, October 13, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa OF AND AfltCHfVES DCS KOINES IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY TMl IMGHT VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 13 1941 TWS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 3 Key to the CityOn Cardboard Soldiers and Sailors Given Free Passes to Amusement Events in Mason City and Clear Lake HEAR BRITISH FORCE SENT TO ARCHANGEL Crash VAN FLEET ONE OF 5 VICTIMS IN CAR COLLISION Company H Member and 3 Other Soldiers Hurt Fatally in Missouri Pvt Marion Van Fleet Clear Lake of H company 133d infan try was one of four soldiers killed in an automobile collision six miles sou tli of Farmington Mo on highway 61 at oclock Sat urday afternoon The soldiers were part of a large contingent of Camp Ciai borne soldiers on their way home for furlough The four service men were thesole occupants of the one car which was headed north The other three were First Lieut T R Cohen and Corp Chester M Ryan both of St Louis and Private Morris Screll Bugs address unknown One occupant ol the other car in the crash apparently headed southward was killed and others t Tucker Fredrick Clear Lake Soldier Jennie Brunner Bound Over to Grand Jury for Murder buses toy EW arid Legiorinairecliiips aridio Y M C A membership privileges George Gomstoclcroute 2r signs the pass book in the Y M G A lobbywhileleft to right looking on are Cap t Will E Hall of Company G 133rd Infantry Capt Lawrence K Meade son of Dr C L Meade of Mason City formerly assigned at Camp Hulen Texas and now going to the harbor defenses of Manila on Corregidor island Philippines Sgt Ed Hert Company F 133rd infantry 1st Sgt Don Moori Company F CorpEldridge Caple 14th cavalry Camp Funston Kans and Corp Benedict Ziemann Company F the best the army or the navy Seaman Comstock and Corporal Caple engage in a bit offriendly rivalry across the Y M C A ping pong tableAVatching are Captains Hall and Meade and Sergeant the sergeants four year old daugh ter Donna Jean Photos by Lock Kayenay engraving Unable to Furnish Bond Young Woman Stays in Jail Jennie Brunner 22 was bound over to the grand jury on a charge murder by Police Judge Morris E Laird Monday morning after a short preliminary hearing She was taken back to the Cerro Gordo county jail after the hear ing being unable to furnish bond The grand jury convenes Oct 20 The admission that she had killed her husband Sam Brun ner on the morning of Sept 20 was brought into the record by the testimony of Thor J Jensen GlobeGazette reporter who satd he heard her tell Deputy Sheriff Cal Divan and County Attorney M L Mason of the shooting Mrs Brunner told of getting out of bed with her husband in the morning of the shooting and walk ing with him to the dining room lo look at the clock the witness said After looking at the clock they turned back into tiie bed room and she took the gun from her husband of 7 months and shot him She admitted firing two shots the first which missed After LOOK INSIDE FOR Analyst Questions Whether Nazis Are Rolling Up Huge Triumph or Future Troubles By DelVTTT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst Hitlers armies of conquest continue to drive toward Moscow though with a somewhatlessened momentum and the Russians freely admit the gravity of their position problem of Despite this we are faced with whether the nazis actually rolling up a great triumph or merely arc piling up trouble for themselves We must remember that the crux of this position isnt whether the reds are compelled to give ground but whether in so doing they are able to retreat in an or derly manner to fresh defenses That is to say the thing matters isnt whether the invad take territory posn the paradoxical A MACKENZIE or even Mos cow butwheth er the Russian military in a c h i n ev is about to col iapse The Ger mans the m selves have ernphasized this point time and again If the red armies arc in fact shattered and on the point of being with out any command Berlin claimed last week then Hitlers hosts are indeed going places But if it istrue that there still remains an organized resist ance in front of the Germans and that the bolshevists are not fight ing haphazardly without any guid ance then we have a different picture The latest word from Moscow Is that the reds are bringing up reserves and are counterat tacking at many points Vow a disorganized and routed army doesnt counterattack it doesnt all back systematically resist ing step by step When you get the conflicting claims all boiled down it seems clear that the Russians are con tinuing to put up a stiff resistance in the face of superior strength Still this is no guarantee against collapse of the defense The nazis may succeed in taking Moscow This is not however by any means a certainty Even should the capital fall this wouldnt necessarily represent a decisive blow As I have pointed out before so long as the bolshe vist fighting machine doesnt col lapse and retains its mobility and organization the capture of Mos cow wont preclude the formation of fresh red defense lines east of the capital This would mean continuation of the war a ter rific burden for the reich Nature may have brought the hardpressed Muscovites more aid than the allies have been able In do thus far Winter has descended on the bleak plains Considerable snow has fallen and a biting cold is hampering the thinly clad Snow at this time before Ihe ground is frozen means mud oceans of deep clinging gumbo which is heartbreaking even fo footsoldiers to say nothing of thi heavy artillery and mechanized equipment Thismay not halt thi advance but it is bound to slov it up considerably which is all ti the good for the hardbreathing reds JAP AN WATCHES RUSSIAN WAR Chinese General Says 32 Nipponese Divisions Massed Near Siberia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japans policy toward the Rus iianGerman conflict was empha sized anew in dispatches Monday as the pivotal factor in the entire oriental situation An editorial in Londons Sunday Chronicle proposed a joint British American guarantee of Russias far eastern frontier against any Japanese attack so as to release nearly a halfmillion red troops with thousands of tanks and planes for use in the west against Adolf Hitler A Chinese general Hsueh Yueh commanding Chinas sixth war zone with headquarters at Chang sha asserted that the Japanese were massing 32 divisions in Manchukuo an attack on Si beria Nationwide air raid defense tests were inaugurated Sunday night in Japan with blackouts everywhere but Tokio which concentrated on fire drills until next Monday when it too will try the blackout Japanese dispatches reaching Peiping gave point lo Chinese claims of counteroffensive power These said that 200000 Chinese were converging on Chcngchow for a desperate effort to recapture that important railway junction of northern Honan province lost a week ago to the Japanese takentcTtHeriospitalwhile Helen Rollins Frederickstown 19 and two year old daughter suffered cuts and bruises Whothe drivers were of the twoCrash cars Missouri state po lice could not determine First news of the crash came on a short wave radio broadcast transmitted to the Mason City police station Sunday Later a more complete report was re ceived by the GlobeGazette from the Missouri slate patrol at Kirkwood Mo The bodies were taken to the Niedert funeral home at Farm ington Mo Private Van Fleet was to have been one of the 100 guardsmen of the Mason City companies home for a furlough ck him Mr Brun HULL STIMSON URGED S SHIPS USE WAR ZONES Immediate Repeal of Ban on Arming Cargo Vessels Is Advocated WASHINGTON ies Hull and Stimson joined Monday in urging congress not only to repeal the prohibition against arming merchant Ameri can ships but to permit them to enter combat zones in the interest of expediting delivery of Icnd lease goods War Secretary Slimson who followed Secretary of Stale Hull to the witness chair before the house foreign affairs committee recommended immediate repeal of the ban on arming merchant ships I believe that repeal ot this His mother Mrs Grace Van Fleet formerly worked at the I O O F home but a month ago transferred to the soldiers home at Marshalltown His grandmother Mrs Mollie Pickens formerly lived at Clear Lake but a month ago moved to near Alden where she now lives with a daughter Mrs Walter McFarlane Private Van Fleets parents were separated several years ago His father is living at Bremerton Wash working on a defense pro ject His brother Merle and sister Mabel live there with the father Mrs Charles Hazlett and Ollie Van Fleet of Mason City are his aunt and uncle sister and brother of his father there his wife went to his assistanceand helped him to He down the witness recalled her story She then ran from the house and drove to the home of her husbands parents Mr and Mrs George Brunner nearby to tell them what had happened L K Boomhowcr attorney for Mrs Brunner on cross ex amination vent particularly in the finding of the automatic pistol in a corner of the dining room near the bedroom door and the finding of two empty shells on the bedroom floor near the bed on which lay the body of Mr Brunner when officers brought Mrs Brunner back to her home for questioning The gun was empty when ex humiliating provision law would riot only regain ing our selfrespect ocean Stimson said upon th but that it GEN G J BERENSCHOT Dutch Indies Army Chief Dies in Crash PAGE 2 PVT MARION VAN FLEET amined by a deputy sheriff who picked it up from the corner the witness said He also told of ac companying Mrs Brunner and the deputy sheriff to the milk house where she said she had hid a rifle when she ran from the house after the shooting The gun was not where she said she had placed it it was testified but later Mr Brunners three younger brothers came lo the farm and one of them took the deputy sheriff to the chicken house where tiic young man had hidden hc gun when he came to the farm alter the shooting Mrs Brunner was not ques tioned at the hearing and sat through it without showing any emotions Explosion of 43000 Pounds of Dynamite in Alaska Kills Five SITKA Alaska explo sion of 43000 poundt of dynamite at the Sitka naval air station Sun day killed five soldiers and a ma rine and injured at kast 15 other persons The force of the blast broke1 windows in Sitka three miles away on Baranot Island and sev eral civilians including members of a church congregation were cut by falling glass Navy officials said a grass fire touched off the terrific explosion The six who were killed were members of a firefighting crew which rushed to battle the blaze just as the flames reached an un derground magazine where the dynamite was stored would materially promote the safe ty of tho vessels which we are now sending out and the safe lano ing of the munitions which con gress has decided to make avail able to the nations whose defense is vital to our own defense I recommend its immediate re peal Stimson added that the ban on arming merchant ships was not the only dangerous restriction in the neutrality law Section two which in effect closes to us the ports of those bel ligerent countries now recognized by congress to be fighting our common enemy he said has also been shown by current history to be entirely futile for accomplishing the purpose for which it was en acted American vessels are being at fackeQ in many places in the oceans far away from the danger zone imposed under section 2 They are being attacked and sunk on the high seas not only distant from any belligerent port but even within the limits of our own hemi sphere and within the protective lines which we have drawn about that hemisphere Before starlhiR the hearings the committee voted lo consider only he question of whether lo permit merchant ships to be armed but although President Roosevelt sought that authority primarily in his recent message regarding revision of the law he expressed the hope that con gress would give early consid eration to the need for other changes including that dealing with tlje matter of combat zones Hull earlier had told the com mittee that the United States can not turn and walk away from the steadily mounting danger of the Homecoming Fest at Britt Friday STATE PAGE Wolverine Wildcat Game Tops Grid Bill SPORTS PAGE ULTIMATUM IS SENT STRIKERS Cedar Falls Power Employes Get Letters None Go Back to Jobs CEDAR FALLS ulti matum was issued by registered mail to every one of the munici pal employes involved in the union strike that has been in ef fect here since last Tuesday The city employes were told to return to work Monday or their positions would be considered open letters delivered Sunday read in part We will have to con sider your position open unless you signify your intentions lo it turn to work with the superinten dent of utilities Monday Oct 13 1041 The letters were signed by Mayor C N McHugh iVonc of the striking employes returned to work Monday The attitude of the council was reiterated in the letter as fol lows You must realize by now that the city council has done every thing in its power to arbitrate this situation and cannot according to law or justice to the people of Cedar Falls sign a union agree ment SWEDISH PAPER REPORTSBEF LANDS IN NORTH London Declines to Comment Ottawa Says No Canadians Included OTTAWA Official silence Monday met reports that Cana dian overseas forces were about to go into action and a military spokesman said there was no con firmation that Canadians were included in he expedition to Archangel The spokesmans statement was issued at national defense headquarters following reports from Stockholm that a British expedition had landed on the Arctic coast of Russia London refused comment on the reports which originated in Finland ac cording to the Swedish news paper Aftonbladct bat lacked confirmation in any other source Speculation on impending oper ations was intensified however ay disclosure that Defense Min ister J L Ralston and high stall officers had arrived suddenly in London on was officially called a routine mission Pressed for information regard ing the possibility of Canadian forces being involved in the re ported expedition to Archangel rie spokesman said the phraseology ot his statemerrFhad been carefully deliberate Thestatement said National defense headquarters has no confirmation that any Ca nadians are included in the ex pedition to Archangel Parliamentary circles said hat the statement indicated that no Canadians were in volved in any expeditionary force hut belief persisted that important operations involving dominion troops iverc being un dertaken That impression was intensified when a spokesman at the office of Prime Minister William L Mackenzie King said that de tails of any troop movements should be expected at present Such movements he pointed out would be classed as operations in respect to which the British high command would wish to keep the enemy in as great ignorance as possible The war cabinet recent ly has been holding many ses sions some of which lasted until late at night Rumors have spread that im portant changes in government policy were being considered and that allout national service in cluding conscription might be un dertaken Official sources have declined all comment although the jour ney of Ralston and staff officers to London increased speculation nazi military campaign of world conquest Italians Critical of Columbus9 Discovery ROME umbus the Italian press Col said Monday should have directed his talents in other directions than America It was probably the first time in history that the Italian press had anything critical to say about Columbus who was an Italian Some periodicals suggested that Columbus couldnt be held re sponsible for President Roosevelt and American interventionists and the humor magazine Travaso published a cartoon showing an Italian standing before a statue of Columbus berating it A song being hummed in the streets during Monday and the weekend broadcast by radio Rome translated runs Colombo Colombo of famous name Is it you who must take the blame For America today And its warlike way Giovanni Ansaldo noted fascist editor said in a radio address that American celebration of Colum bus day was a travesty because of the persecution of Italians there The newspaper Regime Fas cisia asserting that Columbus had founded a paradise for Jews in America said the United States should think of the Latin char acter of its discoverer and be come a pacifying element in the present tempest instead of taking up arms against countries fighting for their rights However as in previous years Columbus day was celebrated as a national holiday and cities were decorated with flags Iowa Lions Clubs Set Convention Dates MARSHALLTOWN Iowa Lions club members plan lo told their 1942 state convention here May 17 18 and 19 The tentative dates were set at a meeting of the organizations convention com mittee here Sunday Taken by Yeggs in Minneapolis Store MINNEAPOLIS o 1 i C c Monday sought burglars who broke into a meat and grocery market and escaped with SlOOO after smashing open a safe The bandits were believed to be the same ones who opened a safe at the Minneapolis Bottling com pany a week ago taking S500 in cash and SBOO in checks and who twice robbed the Flash Radio Ser vice cafe of neatly Weather Report IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy showers east and southcentral portions early Monday night becoming fair and cooler laic Monday night and Tuesday Wind south erly shifting to northwesterly Monday afternoon and early Monday night 2535 m p h MINNESOTA Partly cloudy lo fair Monday night and Tuesday preceded by light showers east portion late Monday afternoon and cariy Monday night cooler Monday night and in east por tion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 72 Minimum Sunday night 57 At 8 a m Monday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 37 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 73 Minimum Saturday night 35 At 8 a m Sunday 54 YRAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 54 The British were known to be bending every energy toward keeping open the supply route to Russias northern ports to main tain the eastern front throughout tlie winter Training of allied forces includ ing crack Norwegian winter forces Canadians and other units has been in progress in Scotland and if an expeditionary force has been dispatched it probably would be units specially trained for fighting in cold and snov A number of British troops trained in Iceland have been re leased by the United States occu pation forces there and presum ably would be suitable for an ex pedition into northern legions Russians Slow Down Germans By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS In the face of Germanys claims that her Russian sweep had car ried within 100 miles of Moscow on the west and south Russian dispatches from that blood bathed front declared Monday that one German thrust had been slowed down and that the red army had launched counterattacks at sev eral points Authoritative sources In Lon don asserted that the German in its 12th day lost momentum as com pared with the speed of Ihe first or three days and added that it was quite possible that the German drive might br