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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OCPABTUENT OF MISTOSY ANO A3CHIVC3 DCS MOlNtS IA HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII SSOOATH PRESS AND LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 181941 MASON CITY THI IRIGHT TBQS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 8 CLAIM NAZI VICTORY NEAR MOSCOW O J Vnunnu UTADO Hunt for Sub Which Torpedoed Kearny I x GRIMLY AWAIT FURTHER WORD ON ENCOUNTER Crippled Destroyer Is Reported Limping Towards Secret Port PICXUEES ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON U S navy Saturday engaged in a gigantic air and sea hunt for the submarine which torpedoed and damaged the new 1630ton de stroyer Kearny while it was on patrol 350 miles southwest of Iceland While military secrecy sur rounded tbe operations to avenge the first American war ship casualty in the current war the navy grimly awaited a fur ther report from the Kearny to clear op details of the encoun ter The crippled destroyer was limping to an undisclosed port perhaps in Iceland There was only a terse an nouncement from the navy Friday that the ship had been torpedoed and damaged apparently without casualties among her 13 officers and 177 men How the injuries were suffered their extent whether the destroyer attempted to sink the Uboat with her bat tery of fiveinch guns and depth charges andother pertinentde L 42 j year old skipper of the I A L DANIS Commander injured destroyer would forward all details of the episode as Quick ly as possible They assumed that he had ordered the radio silenced until he could reach port safely to prevent a possible second attack Observers believed however that the navy smarting under the episode was doing everything possible to capture or destroy the unknown submarine presumably German under President Roose velts recent edict to shoot on Bight any axis marauders enter ing our defensive areas Mr Roosevelt said in Hyde Park N y that the Kearny was clearly within the American defense zone when the torpedo ing occurred and that the navy is under regular orders to hunt down marauders Bnt he with held farther comment pending a complete report from tbe navy Nazis Say U S to Hasten Program BERLIN Ger man sources said Saturday they found it interesting that the re ported torpedoing of the U S de stroyer Kearny happened at the very moment when the neutrality debate was at its height in con gress Saying they had no information from the German admiralty on the incident and thus no official re action could be given they added that President Roosevelt and his whips in congress undoubtedly find the incident most welcome in order to hasten their aggressive pro gram Local Sailor on Destroyer Roy C Lemon right Mason Cityan who is a seaman aboard the U S S Kearny is shown above aboard the destroyer with a petty officer In the back ground is some of the deck machinery Mason Cityan JmiCrew BADGERSPQUND THROUGH IOWA LINE AT START Mark Up 23 to 0 Lead During Second Period in Game at Madison MADISON The Univer sity of Wisconsin Badgers took an early lead over the Iowa Hawk eyes Saturday afternoon The Hawks trailed 23 to 0 within the second period The gridon was damp as 20000 spectators watched the contest FIRST PERIOD Harder kicked off for Wiscon n and Schreiher recovered the ball when Diehl failed to down the free kick on the 28 Hoskins swept left end for 5 Harder made it a first down on the 17 Seelinger lost 15 yards Hoskins was driven out of bounds after a 5 yard gain Harder place kicked from the 37 yard line Score Wisconsin 3 Iowa 0 Wisconsin kicked off and the ball went over the enc zone Iowa ball on Hawkeye 20 Youel tried to pass and was penalized 15 yards for intentional grounding Youel punted to Seelinger downed on the Hawk 33 Harder took a shovel pass from Farris for a first down on the Hawkeye 22 yard line Hoskins sped around end to the Iowa 9 yard line Harder smashed to the Iowa 2 yard line Harder cracked cen ter for a touchdown Score Wis A Mason Cityan Third Class Petty Officer Roy Lemon was a member of the U S S Kearny American destroyer torpedoed in the Atlantic Friday morning it was learned here Friday evening The son of Mr and Mrs Bert Lemon 13J6 Jersey avenue northeast the 24 year old local youth was apparently unhurt as the navy department an nounced that no casualties were reported Lemon who enlisted through the local navy recruiting office in 1937 has been on the Kearney since it was commissioned a little more than a year ago He is a member of a gun crew I couldnt have felt worse if someone had shot me when I first heard the Kearny had been tor pedoed Mrs Lemon said Satur day morning But I felt better when I heard there werent any casualties The local youth attended the Mason City high school before joining the navy His four year hitch was up last March but he re enlisted for another two years He saw service with the Pacific fleet prior to being transferred to the Kearny in the Atlantic He has visited Honolulu Panama and various Caribbean ports as well as most of the Pacific ports Lemon has been particularly pleased with beinff stationed aboard the Kearny letters to his parents have indicated It is a comfortable ship for the crew and one of the fastest in the navy he said Six sisters and two brothers of the youth live in Mason City They are Mrs P A Pergakis Mrs Or ville Henderson Mrs Merle Ta tum Mrs Richard Campbell Dar lene Lemon Bonnie Lemon Ralph Lemon and Robert Lemon Other lowans aboard were Frank F Garvey of Dubuque Gerald Ahli of Red Oak and Clar ence E Mann Marshalltown Wartburg Homecoming Queen Given Crown WAVERLY IP Dorothy Kruegcr of Clinton was crowned Wartburg college homecoming queen Friday night A junior she was elected by popular vote She is the daughter of the Rev Mr and Mrs George W Krueger of Clinton SLIGHT TREMOR REPORTED CLINTON Okla slight earth tremor strong enough to rattle dishes and stop clocks struck western Oklahoma Salur day jnSVgoodJT Ha rder kicked into the erid Zone arid was downed by Youel lost 3 yards Youels pass was incomplete Youel punted to Seelinger who was stopped on the Badger 40 Wisconsin On the third play Hoskins punted to Youel who re turned 3 yards to the Hawkeye 23 Iowa Merles was ttirown for five yards Youel was smeared on his own 10 Seelinger returned Youels punt to the Iowa 40 On the third play Hoskins punted out on the Iowa 9 yard line Iowa Green gained 3 Youel kicked to on the Iowa 43 Wisconsin Seelinger signaled for a fair catch Harder taking a shovel pass swept the Iowa end to the 31 Seelinger cracked tackle for 6 Farris pass to Seelinger was good for a 20 yard gain to the Iowa 5 Seelinger swept around end for 10 yards and a second touchdown behind fine blocking by Farris and Harder Harders kick was good Score Wisconsin 16 Iowa 0 Merles hit tackle for 3 Green carried the ball on the 29 yard line as the quarter ended Score Wisconsin 16 Iowa 0 U S7VESSELS AWAIT ORDERS MANILA P I Commissioner Francis B Sayre conferred with President Manuel Quezon Saturday presumably about the United States navys orders that a very few Ameri can merchantmen in the Pacific return to the nearest friendly base and await instruction The order included Philippine flag ships Meanwhile the third American vessel within 24 hours docked here but it was from California and hadnt changed its course The Madrigal lines freighter Susana previously had come back after having left for west coast ports with a cargo of sugar and cocoanut oil It was reported from Shanghai that the American President lines freighter Perida would put in there Sunday for directions Singapore reported that two American Lewis Luck enbach and the there but scheduled to sail soon The Isthmian lines said their freighter Honoluluan was at Pe nang Fiji but due to sail at once The liner President1 Taylor was reported to have left Penang for Manila recently Officials in Batavia said ship ping information could not be re to leased there but they did not be s heve any American ships had in Netherlands East Indies ports recently 240 Mason Cityons Off for HawkBadger Tilt 11 Accordionist Ernie Gerardi swings out on the Iowa Corn song in a demonstration at the Milwaukee passenger depot surrounded by part the 240 University of Iowa football fans who were gathered to board a special train to Madison VVis for the IowaWisconsin grid contest Saturday Foggy threatening skies couldnt dampen the enthusiasm of the fans as they set out to help Coach Eddie Andersons Hawk eyes in their invasion of the University of Wisconsin grid iron Included in the special last car of which is shown above with its special six passenger cars one diner and one tap car Another diner was to be added at Marquetle Several fans were picked up enroute from Waterloo Lock photo Kayenay engraving HAMPTON GIRL ff viEya at Liscomb Fayette Driver in Hospital AMES Fuller 23 a Liscomb school teacher died in a headon automobile collision near here Friday night Ruth Pfeiffer about 25 of Fay ette driver of the car in which Miss Fuller was riding was taken to a Nevada hospital with unde termined injuries Two other pas sengers in her car and three men in the second vehicle were only slightly hurt Miss Fuller was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben Fuller of near Hampton U S REACHED BY HARRIMAN NEW YORK Avcrell Harriman head of the United States delega tion to the Moscow con ference on Russian war needs arrived Saturday in a seaplane which was under stood to have flown nonstop from the Azores on the HARRIMAN es its Amongthe eight passengers on the plane was Capt Harold Bal four British under secretary of state for air who left LaGuardia airport with Harriman a few min utes after the arrival Although they would not com ment it was understood thev were enrollle to Hyde Park to confer with President Roosevelt who is spending the weekend at his ancestral home Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler Sat urday night IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday cooler Saturday night and extreme east Sunday MINNESOTA Fair north partly cloudy south cooler scattered frost north Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy warmer north and west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 52 Minimum Friday night 45 At 6 a m Saturday 51 Maximum Minimum 55 35 Tojo Pledges to Go Firmly Ahead With Axis Adherence 4 lowo Wisconsin FINAL U SrAttifiide Arouses Japanese Indignation TOKIO Gen Eiki Tojo premier and head of the war and home ministries of Japans predominately military new cabinet pledged his govern ment Saturday to go ahead firmly with its cast Asia and axis adher ence policies despite increasing tension in the Pacific Even as the armytrained pre mier announced his course the newspaper Nichi Nichi told Jap anese the attitude of the United States has stiffened so much as to arouse great indignation of the Japanese nation It is not too much to say that there is being developed a very critical situation in which any unexpected contingency may oc cur at any time the newspaper declared General Tojo told tbe press after his first meeting with his cabinet that Japan would follow her threepoint course Continuing her efforts to create a coprosperity sphere in east Asia pressing for completion of the China affair and adherence to her treaty ob ligations An information board spokes man added that in view of the unprecedentedly grave situation prevailing at present the govern ment intends externally to promote cordial relations with friendly powers and internally to perfect the national defense of the state The German radio expressed the reichs approval of the new cabinet which a Berlin broadcast er said strengthened the posi tion of the powers marching into the new age under the sign of the tripartite pact heedless of British and American There were reports that To suke Matsaoka might come back into the government It was indicated that the former foreign minister who negotiated Japans part in the axis pact as as her pact with soviet Russia might be named as ad visor to the foreign office The new foreign minister Shi genorL Togo has served Japan as ambassador both in Berlin and Moscow In a statement of policy made after the first meeting of the new cabinet at the premiers residence Tojo said Japan would continue to contribute toward world peace through execution of her policy of bringing about a settlement of the China affair and establishment of the prosperity sphere Internally we must consoli date a war time structure while externally we strengthen our tics with treaty nations he said He said that speedy execution of suitable measures was neces sary to overcome the crisis con 2 IOWANS ARE KILLED AT DIKE Gar Crashes Into SiHe Moving FreightTrain During Heavy Fog DIKE Two Morrison Iowa men were killed and a thirc seriously injured at p m Friday when their automobile crashed into the aide ol a mov ing Chicago Great Western freigh train at the south edge of Dike during heavy fog Tiic dead arc Alfred Reed 33 driver of the car and Arthur Collins SO Edwart Dingle 23 owner of the car suf fered a broken back and was taken to University hospital a Iowa City EIKI TOJO fronting Japan and added he was prepared to do my best to dis pose the affairs of state in my capacity as premier The new government said to be pledged to a firm policy toward the United States took office Sat urday under Tojo a veteran army officer and son of an officer By special imperial consid eration Tojo will be permitted to remain in active army ser vice Japanese law normally would require that he be placed on the retired list before ac cepting a political post In addition Tojo also is as suming a directorship o the Man churian affairs board the gen eral overseeing body for control of Manchukuo enterprises He was war minister in the Konoye cabinet which fell Thurs day and becomes one of the most powerful premiers in recent Japa nese history by combining the war and home ministries with his po sition as head of the government The cabinet sworn in betore Emperor Hirohito at the palace includes in key positions men who are intimately acquainted with the China affair and with Tnp ans relations with Russia and the axis The ministers arc Foreign Shlgenori Togo former ambassador to both Berlin and Moscow Navy Admiral Siligetaro Shi mada former commander of the fleet in China waters and pres ent commandant of the Yokosuka navy yard near Tokio Railways and communications Vice Admiral Ken Terashima Finance Okinobu Kaya finance minister in an earlier cabinet headed by Prince Fumimaro Ko noye Commerce and industry Shin suke Kishi former vice minister of the department Welfare Lieut Gen Koizumi Chikahiko Missouri lowo Stole t Justice Michiyo Iwamura Agriculture Hiroyasu Ino Education Kunihio Hashida Minister without portfolio Mai Gen Teiichi Suzuki Sioux City Possible Bomber Training Site WASHINGTON vicin ity of Sioux City Iowa is being inspected by engineers as a pos sible site for a bomber training station war department official said Saturday They said the in spection covered the northwes section of Iowa near Nebraska ant South Dakota LOOK INSIDE FOR FINAL EDWARD A Cudahy Last of Old Time Packers Dies PAGE TWO District Conclave of Legion Is at Algona STATE PAGE Worthington Defeats Mason City J C 2513 SPORTS PAGE Michigan Nbrrhwtern 4 FINAL Purdue Ohio State FINAL Drake Illinois LONDON HEARS RUSSIA MAKING COUNTER DRIVE Germans Say Eight Central Armies of Soviets Are Annihilated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers high command isserted Saturday that major bat les in the 17 day old struggle be ore Moscow have ended victor ousiy for German arms with the innihilation of Marshal Semeou Pimpshenkos eight central front irmies The sensational pronounce ment indicating that the Mos cow campaign was all but end ed declared that nazi troops had knocked out of action a total of 67 soviet infantry divi sions six cavalry divisions seven tank divisions and 36 tank brigades Roughly this would total more 1225000 Russian troops de clared hors de combat A special late bulletin from Hi rs field headquarcrs said 648 196 prisoners were taken in gi gantic battles of encirclement in he Bryansk sector 200 miles iouth of Moscow and the Vyzama sector 125 miles west of the soviet capital It listed vast stores of war aooty seized as including 1197 ar mored vehicles and 5229 pieces of artillery The nazi high commands claim of victory came asthe British ra dio quoted latest dispatches from Moscow as saying that German troops flanking the capital are now being held in all salients of the Moscow front LONDON HEARS CONTER ATTACKS ARE SUCCEEDING London heard not only that the German juggernaut had been slowed in its relentless drive to ward Moscow but that counter attacking Red armies had even re captured at least two vital points and smashed off nazi spearheads thrusting dangerously close to the capital The Germanclaimed turn in the tide of conflict developed as Germanys axis partner Japan was the target of stern new British warnings against an as sault on Russias back door via Siberia Reuters British news agency quoted a Stockholm dispatch as saying the red army counter blows had driven the Germans hack in the northwest recap turing the strategic town of Kalinin 95 miles from Moscow Other British reports quoted the Moscow radio as saying soviet troops on Tuesday recaptured Orel hey rail center 200 miles south of Moscow DUTCH INDIES WILL BACK U S BRITAIN London newspapers notified Japan that any attempt to spread the war would be met by the combined Brilidli and United States fleets A spokesman for the Nether lands gqvcrnmcntincxilc in Lon don said every facility of the Dutch East Indies would be placed at the disposal of the United States in the event of war with Japan and implied that Indies bases for the United States Pacific fleet could be had for the asking In Washingtonsenatorial de mands for a hardfisted United Stales policy toward Japan gained impetus as Japans new predomi nantly military government head ed by Premier LicutGen Eiki Tojo held its first cabinet meet ing Carrying the triple portfolios of premier war minister and home minister Tojn was report ed to have pledged Japan tn a firm policy with the United States Tojo called on the empire for all cooperation and aid and in a brief radio speech he asserted that speedy action and iron will arc the only way in which to over come the present difficulties In Hongkong British far east colony Chinese newspapers said the new Japanese cabinet smells of powder and emphasized that Pjemicr Tojo belongs to the Kwantung army group which has long clamored for war with Rus sia NAZIS CLAIM 10 SHIPS AND 2 DESTROYERS SUNK At sea the German high com mand reported that nai Uboats had sunk 10 merchant ships and   

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