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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES OES MOINES I A HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV THt NEWSPAPK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHMRS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 1941 THIS PAPES CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 23 NAZI SUBS SEEN AT NEWFOUNDLAND Nazis Claim Crimeas Defenses Split STORM ACROSS YAILA HEIGHTS TO BLACK SEA Berlin Compares Soviet Retreat With That of Allies on Flanders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers invasion armies were reported to have stormed across the rugged Yaila moun tains and reached the Black sea Wednesday thus apparently split ting Russias Crimean defense forces into three parts after a 100mile advance in eight days The Berlin radio compared the red retreat with the BritishFrench withdrawal from the bloody fields of Flanders to Dunkirk last year declaring that roads were tittered with smashed trucks and artillery while snow drifted over corpses heaped in the roadside ditches German troops were pictured as pursuing the Russians toward the Balaclava heights south of Sevas topol where the British light bri gade made its storied charge into the valley of death in the Crimean of 185355 A bulletin from Hitlers field headquarters said nazi troops had planted their swastika battleflags on the peninsulas south coast be tween Sevastopol and Kerch German dispatches Tuesday said tfiatKerch at the eastern tip of by axisvforeesrwhichknifeti across theneckxof the pearshaped peninsulaand captured the coastal town of Feodosiya The reported crossing of tee Yaila mountains appeared as a serious blow to the red armies defense strategy Soviet reports to London had said previously thatRussian commanders made ho attemptto stem the German sweep across the central Crimea afJervthe break through the Ferekop isthmus gateway to the Black sea republic Instead these reports said the Russians merely executed rear guard actions while moving their main forces to strong positions along the Yaila range to cover Sevastopol and Kerch With the Crimean struggle evi dently nearing its final stages the Russians found more cheerful news on the central front before Moscow where Gen Gregory K Zhukovs red armies were re ported to have recaptured the city of Kalinin 95 miles northwest of the U S S R capital Soviet frontline dispatches also declared that a German column which advanced five miles in the Mozhaik sector 57 miles west of Moscow had been thrown back after a fourhour battle of mech anized units The Russians said Field Marshal Fedor von Bocks central front armies had failed to make ap preciable progress at Tula 100 1 miles south of Moscow where trie Germans were last reported to have battled their way into th citys outskirts Marking the second change in the Russian command defend Ing Moscow since Germany launched its Mr drive Marshal Boris Shapcstinikcv above lias been named commander of the Russian central defend ing the soviet capital He suc ceeds Gen M Zhokov who was appointed recently to succeed Marshal Semyon Timoshenko On the Sea and in the Air The pilot of a patrolbomber of the United States rfavys Atlantic air patrol flies along sioVa U S battleship Both are on duty in the north Atlantic guarding convoys and look ing tor hostile craft Estherville Reports 9 Inches of Snow Blizzard Threatens Telephone and Telegraph Lines Torn Down in DEBATE BITTER ON NEUTRALITY Doctrine Like That Preached by Quisling WASHINGTON UPJ Senate debate on repeal of the shipping restrictions in the neutrality act became acrimonious Wednesday when an administrator senator Josh Lee D Okla accused Sena tor Burton K Wheeler D Mont of preaching the same doctrine preached by Quisling before the German occupation of Norway Lee made the accusation when he interrupted Wheelers speecli on the senate floor against the legislation to repeal shipping re strictions of the neutrality act and other phases of administration foreign policy Lee said admin istration policy was based on hard cold facts The senator from Montana is preaching the same doctrine the people in Belgium preached and Quisling preached in Norway Lee said Arid that is that every thing should be done to keep out of war Lee referred to Vidkun Quisling Norwegian nazi who was placed in charge of the Norwegian gov ernment after the Germans occu pied that nation liJler Denies He Authorized Statement of Governor Candidacy DES MOINES JF Earl G Miller Iowa secretary of state declared Wednesday he had au thorized no announcement of his candidacy for governor in the Old Age Pension Advocate published in West Des Moines The advertisement appeared in the SeptemberOctober issue Some of my old age pension friends apparently are becoming too anxious Miller said I havent made any announcement I havent even seen the ad Asked when he intended to dis close his plans he said It all depends upon what I run for i might announce next week Miller has been mentioned both as a candidate for governor in the republican primary and for re election as secretary of state Woman Demands Right to Finish Breakfast Halts Train 13 Minutes HARRISBURG Pa woman passenger who demanded the right to finish her breakfast leisurely in a dining car held up the Pennsylvania railroads Chi cagoNew York Express train for minutes Thursday Trainmen wanted th shift the diner to a siding in the Harrisburg yards and take on a new car The pas senger refused to budge until she had finished her bacon and eggs Baffled but discreet the crev waited Northwest Sections DES MOINES sec ond snowstorm within a week swept intothe state from the nortliivestWedcesday disrupting communication lines arid threaten ing tbreachbllzzard proportions before nightfall Nirte inches of snow had fallen at Estherville and there were unofficial reports of 14 inches in some portions of that section The snow which tore down telephone and telegraph lines moved south and east across the state The state highway commis sion at Ames reported that the snow was drifting badly near Denison Carroll Rockwell City and Fort Dddge Traffic was not moving on high way 30 through Carroll county where snow plows were forced to stop their workbecause visibility was at zeroVisibility at Denison was 600 feet Highways in the snowstorm area were generally slushy and ice was reported in the extreme northwest section The weather bureau warned however strong north and north west winds reaching 25 to 35 miles an hour might turn the storm into a near blizzard The snowfall extended over most of the western and northern portions of the state before noon but the lower temperature in the north and northwest was allowing it to pile up while it was melting as it struck the ground in the southwest Other portions of northwest loiva reported from 1 to 5 inches of new snow on the ground The state highway pa trol reported zero visibility in that area Elsewhere in the state rain con tinued after more than an inch had been recorded In some places during the last 24 hours Blowing snow was expected over the entire state Wednesday night except in the southeast Colder weather is forecast for the south portion Wednesday night Rising temperatures are scheduled for the west Thursday and cloudy weather with occasional drizzles in the southeast Shippers were warned to pro tect shipments against 20degree temperatures in the northwest Wednesday night 24 in the northeast 30 in the southwest and 35 In the southeast The mercury averaged slightly below normal in the wes Wednesday slightly above in central and eastern portions At midmorning Spirit Lake listed 6 inches of wet snow whicl was bending trees badly but ap parently had done little damage The mercury stood at 28 there 9 a m There were 4 inches of snow Algona 2 inches at Gamer Primghar and it was snowing far east as Waterloo Omaha reported light there making pavements slippery Precipitation included F Dodge 117 inches Boone Ames 75 Story City 71 Carroll i 61 Forest City 56 Ottumwa MarshalUown 28 Atlantic Mason City 42 Des Jtfoines w Charles City 38 Cedar Rapid 23 Alt Ayr 22 ICELAND ROUTE IS STRATEGIC U S Sources Believe Nazis Making That Area Major War Scene WASHINGTON intends to make the Waterswes of Icelahd major tneater in ttit battle of the Atlantic informec sources concluded Tuesday am battle for a decision there with wolfpack Uboat tactics The record of the past two months as far as American in terests are concerned all points in that direction they said and the intensification of the sea war in recent weeks may well herald even greater nazi ef forts as turbulent wintry seas give submarines their safest bunting Until the Atlantic fleet began policing the sea lanes with shoot onsight orders the gravest un derseas threat to Britains life line was concededly in the imme diate approaches to her ports whose proximity to Uboat base on the continent facilitated pad operations Reports on recent sinkings however show that the packs ar raiding farther westward par ticularly in the few hundred square miles of ocean that U south and west of Iceland th easternmost American defens bastions It has Teen in that limited area that Uboats have sunk four Americanowned ships of Panamanian registry and the destroyer Reuben James In those waters the dcstrover Kearny and the navy oiler Sa linas were damaged b torpedo attacks and a submarine tried three times without success to send the destroyer Grrer to the bottom The navy department official acknowledged the heavy loss o life In the Reuben James sinking announcing that all hope had bee abandoned for the missing seven officers and 8 men Counting two previous known dead this made the olficis toll 97 the at at and as snow pery Fort 110 roll 30 34 31 Lord Lady Halifax Are Booed in Cleveland CLEVELAND Lord Hali fax British ambassador to th United Stales was roundly booe by a group of pickets most o whom were women when he an Lady Halifax arrived at city ha Wednesday to call on Mayor Ed ward Blythin As Halifax and Lad Halifax arrived in a car providet by the city and started up the cit hall steps they were loudly jeere by a crowd of about 200 Severa pickets carried placards with in scribed comments critical of th British and Halifax himself NEFT WILL SPEAK DES MOINES Principa speaker at ceremonies Nov 1 marking the placing of the corner stone ot the new S550000 Broad lawns general hospital here wi be Robert E Neff of Iowa Cit Is University of Iowa Hospital ad ministrator Local Youth With RAF Is Injured While on Air Raid RAILROADWAGE BOOST FAVORED BY F R BOARD Temporary Increases h Per Cent Is Recommended WASHINGTON presl intial emergency board recom mended Wednesday temporary rage increases for the nations 1 50000 railroad workers includ ng a per cent raise for the 50000 in the five operating rotherhoods and a 9centsan lour or 132 per cent average nciease for the 800000 nonop irating employes in the 14 other irotherhoods The board which reported In person to President Roosevelt also recommended a weeks va cation with pay effective Jan 1 next for 1943 and each year thereafter to employes of the nonoperating brotherhoods Employes of the Railway Ex press agency also were recom nended for a wage increase of enls an hour All wage increases recommend ed were proposed as temporary Editions to wages effective as of Sept 1 1041 and to terminate au tomatically on Dec 31 3942 un less the parties extend the ar rangement by agreement This board its lengthy repor jaid recommends that on or about Dec 31 1842 the wage structure in the railroad industry shouldjje examJinedinJJghtJitthi existing economic the railroad industry and of th country Managements and brother hoods have 30 days la act on recommendations of the board created by President Roosevelt on Sept 10 to consider worker demands meanwhile the work ers cannot strike because they are prohibited front doing so by the railway act The five operating brother hoods had demanded a 30 per ten wage increase with a minimum raise of 5180 a day The nonop crating brotherhoods had asked an increase of 30 cents an hour witi a wage minimum of 70 cents an hour and two weeks vacation with pay The railroads maintained tha these demands would have cos them about a year The emergency board reportct that its overall wage increases including vacation cost would b about per cent of presen railroad labor costs Further the board recommend ed that a permanent basic mini mum wage of 40 cents an hou be established for employes o short line railroads and a perma nent basic minimum wage ot 4 cents an hour be established To nil other railroad employes in eluding the railway express agen cy Herd of Elephants Sobering Up After Big Cocktail Party LISBON Portugal here ot elephants is sobering up afte an impromptu cocktail partj which created new records of tre climbing among the native popu lation said dispatches publishec here Wednesday the region of Lourenco Marques Porjugucs East Africa The dispatches said the native were dancing around huge pots o a local alcoholic brew at a harves celebration when the elephan came thundering through the for cst The natives took to the near est timber and watched while th elephants lumbered up and fratcr nized about the bowls until ther was hardly a drop left The reports to Lisbon said th elephants carried it well and re turned gaily to the woods Tries to Step On Cockroach Slips Is Fatally Hurt PEORIA 111 coroner jury decided Wednesday that Frci Webster 46 met his death whe he tried to step on a cockroach ii a hotel lobby slipped fell dow three steps and fractured his skull Defense Savings Stamps for sal at GlobeGazette Business office Haakon Rivedal Is Mason Citys First World War II Casualty Sergt Haakon Rivodal son of and Mrs Sivert Rivedal 937 ackson avenue northwest became Vtason Citys first casualty in Vprld war II when he was slightly njured while serving with the loyal Air Force in a raid on Oct 31 it was learned here Tuesday night Sergeant Rivedal who enlisted n Hie Royal Canadian Air Force a year ago and has been in England erving with a bomber squadron since August was believed to be n a hospital somewhere in Eng and A wire received by his parents rom R C A F headquarters in 3tlawa Canada read Regret to nform you advice received from air casualties officers overseas that your son Sergt Haakon Rivedal Can R 54388 sligtly injured in ictivc service Oct 31 Letter fol lows Signed Chief of Air Staff The Mason Cityan first local youth to enlist in the British forces is a native Norwegian and still is a citizen of that country although reared and educated in Mason City In his initial training in Canada he had sought to become a fighter SERGT HAAKON RIVEDAL pilot Later however in the hopes he would see action soon hu be came a gunner He served in the dangerous post of the bombers rear where he handled four guns U was believed by friends here that he was probably wounded while tlio crew was returning from a raid on Germanoccupied terri tory or Germany itself Jap Chief Flies to U S in Effort to Ease Problems Tokios Newspapers Immediately Moderate Tone Toward America TOKIO Saburo Kurusu Japanese topflight diplomat started for the United States Wed Japanese Domeinews agency said was a last effort to readjust Japanese American relations which recent ly have developed from bad to Kurusu already enroute to Hongkong by air to board a Clip per for the United States will seek immediate clarification on whether further JapaneseAmeri can conversations will prove uce ful the agency said meanwhile Japanese news papers at once moderated their editorials regarding the United States It was understood the moderation was brought about by the direct request of the for eign office Domei said Kurusu has been sent to the United States in view of the everincreasing gravity of the Pacific situation It is more than 70 days since JapaneseAmerican negotiations were opened and since then diplomatic relations have been ag gravated partly because of the situation in the southwestern Pa cific and partly due to the rapid change in the international situa tion Domei added In an attempt at a last diplo matic effort the government de cided to send Kurusu It is true it is not easy to solve the various problems between Japan and America in view ot the compli cated situation but much is ex pected of Kurusu in belief that he will make every possible effort for an amicable settlement by making clearcut explanations of the limit of Japans means of ex istence selfdefense and na tional prestige The urgency of Kurusus mis sion was indicated by the fact that he was flying in a Japa nese plane to Hongkong strong ly fortified British crown col ony His arrival there will mark the first landing of a Japanese Plane in the British South Chinga fortress Kurusu is flying to the United states aboard a Pacific clipper whose departure from Hongkong was delayed two days to accom modale him through arrange ments made by Secretary of State Cordell JIull and Ambassador Jos eph C Grew in a long distance telephone conversation Tuesday it wss revealed Kurusu appears to have beer sent on a showdown missinn which the Japanese seemed to in dicate may determine whether there is to be war or peace in the Pacific An official announcement said Kurnsn has been sent to assist Ambassador Kichisaburo No mura in arriving at the earliest possible settlement with the United Stales in vieiv of the prevailing international settle ment A wellintormed Japanese source said this docs not meat Japan is capitulating but that shi is seeking immediate darifica lion whether further discussion with the United Stales would bi productive of tangible result WAVERLY SUGAR PLANT TO OPEN Beet Factory Idle Since 1921 to Be Operated in WAVERLY of he beet sugar plant here die since 1921 will be resumcc n 1942 The plant was recently nur by Albert Flcgenhelmer o few York N Y and work on re pairing and modernizing whicl will start within the next 10 days will total between and 5125000 according to an an nouncement made by the ncv owner Contract for 10000 acres o more will begin next week whei an office win be opened here It is anticipated that an annua payroll of from to 000 will be paid during the 100 day processing season of 1942 t the plant operates on a capacitj 24 hour day basis Prior to leaving Germany i 1933 Flegenheimer operated 1 beet sugar plants there ATTACKS MADE BY CANADA ON UBOATS TOLD Canadian Navy Chief Says Subs Operate in Sight of Our Shore TORONTO Minister ngus KlacDonald said Wednesday lat nazi submarines are operat ng off the coast of Newfound sight of the shore The navy ministers statement as made when reporters asked im to give further details of his eport to the house commons night that Canadian ships avc sunk more than one German Jboat You can say there are sub marines right off the coast of they arc ctually within sight of the shore e said Naturally we are attacking licm wherever we can find them So are the patrol planes of the ail orce coastal command We usually hid them by sound and attack by epth charge They the planes ight them and attack by bomb 3ut we are working very closely ogether Rear Admiral Percy Nelles naval chief of staff present and cave his approval of the state ment The Germans certainly know there they are he said The minister and naval chief of tail came here to participate in ledication of a new Canadian built corvetteused in antisubma rine patrol Marine observers in New York aid the report of Uboats opcrat ng within sight of Ncwfouml and was forecast several months ago when nazi submarines at tacked and sank three siiES in a convoy less than 280 rnilesTrbm St Johns Newfoundland a vital convoy port They said the nazis had been reaching closer and closer o the American continent as diplomatic relations between Germany and the United States worsened Unofficial reports in New York said several underwater craft had seen sunk by Canadian planes based at St Johns During the World war spotter submarines took up positions near lie mouths of American harbors o radio information about out wund convoys SEEK SOYBEAN LOAN DES MOINES C Pro haska Polk couily tenant farmer has applied for a government loat on 1000 bushels of early harvested soybeans Chairman C C Glenn ot the Polk county AAA commit tec said Wednesday Glenn said i was the first soybean application received by the committee Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Light snow o drixzle and colder Wednesda night Lowest temperature abou 24 Thursday partly cloudy IOWA Cloudy occasional rai changing to snow north and we portions colder Wednesday partly cloudy to cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday ligh snow northeast and rain chang ing jo drizzle or snow flurrie southeast portions Wednesda night light drizzle or snow Our ries extreme east portion Thurs day morning colder Wednesda night rising temperature wes Thursday northerly winds 203 MPH Wednesday and in cas Wednesday nisht MINNESOTA Cloudy snow flur ries extreme south portio Wednesday partly cloudy I cloudy Wednesday night an Thursday occasional snow nort portion late Thursday afternoon No decided change in tempera ture northerly winds 15 MPH south portion Wednesda IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 43 Minimum Tuesday night 32 At 8 a m Wednesday 32 42 inch Snow slush 1 inch The first real snow of the sea son made highways slippery an hampered wire service somcwha YEAR AGO Maximum fin Minimum 35 Precipitation 06 U SCanadian Production Group Named WASHINGTON white house announced Wednesday that President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Mackenzie King of Cana da had createda 12member joint defense production committee to coordinate the capacities of the two countries for production ot defense materials The new board was set up on recommendation of the joint eco nomic committee of the two coun tries JWilo Perkins executive director ot the economic defense board of the United States was named chairman of the American group Other American members James V Forrestal undersecre tary of the navy Robert P Pat terson undersecretary cwar W II Harrison director of the pro duction division of OPM Edward R Stettinius Jr lendlease ad ministrator and H L Vickery vice chairman of the maritime commission G K Shcils deputy minister ot the department fo munitions and supply heads the Canadian group Other Canadian members JR Donald director general chemicals and explosives branch department of munitions and sup ply H J Carmichael director general munitions production branch department of muntions and supply R p Bell dircctoir general aircraft production branch department of munitions and supply H R MacMillan president wartime merchant shipping limited and Walter Gor don department of finance Firemen Wade Into River Rescue Woman BURLINGTON Firemen waciing in hip boots rescued a woman identified as Mrs Rav Ferrington 38 from a Mississippi river backwater lake late Tuesday Fire Chief Bob Collatt said the woman told him she planned sui cide because of domestic trouble The woman was grasping a tree rescuers reached her and firemen said she lett her fur coat on the bank   

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