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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             DfPARTUENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DtS WO I NtS NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS HJLJ LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 1941 TB1S PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 26 HUCE AIR FORCE LASHES NAZI CITIES Senate Votes for Skips in War Zones PROMPT HOUSED APPROVAL FOR GHANGESOUGHT Neutrality Revision Passed in Upper House by Ballot of 50 to 37 WASHINGTON con gressional leadership sought Sat urday to clinch the senates ap proval of neutrality revision by winning prompt house passage of the legislation to arm American merchant ships and allow them to sail to any port in the world Administration lieute n a n t s predicted the house would fol low the senates approving ac tion of Friday night and would send the historymatin meas ure to President Roosevelt be fore the end of next week Alter 11 days of strenuous de bate a tense and serious senate balloted 50 to 37 to lift the present neutrality act prohibitions against ship arming and the movement of American vessels into the ports of fighting countries or designated combat zones on the oceans The arguments grew acrimoni ous during Fridays 10 hours of debate but there were exchanges of compliments between opposi tion leaders at the end The ballot on passage was com pleted at p m CST after the administration forces had demonstrated their superior on several previous tests The vote pucace found democratssix repabticuw and one independent aliened for the leeislation and 15 democrats 21 republicans aaft one progressive against Supporters of the presidents foreign policy bowled over one after another opposition attempts tolimit the measure to ship arm ing to arm ships and permit them to enter any belligerent ports not surrounded by combat zones to repeal the law completely The house originally passed legislation limited to lifting the neutrality act prohibition against placing guns on merchant ships The broader senate measure al lowing armed ships to enter now forbidden belligerent ports and combat areas thus must be con sidered by the house House debate was set to start Wednesday and although the rules in that chamber would permit the leadership to limit debate to an hoar it was indi cated that at least one or two foil days discussion would be granted f Chairman Bloom D N y of the house foreign affairs com mittee predicted to reporters the housewould approve the senate measure by a majority of from 75 to 100 Some more conservative administration estimates placed the majority between 50 and 60 Herring Votes for Neutrality Change r WASHINGTON ing is the rollcall vote by which the senate Friday night approved the neutrality revision bill FOK THE BILL 50 Democrats Andrews Baley Bankhead Barkley Brown Bunker Caraway Chandler Con nally Doxey Ellender George Gerry Glass Green Guffev Hatch Herrinr Hill Hughes Kil gore Lee Lucas Maybank Mc Farland McKellar Mead Murray O Daniel OMahoney Overton Radcliffe Rosier Russell Schwartz Smathers Spencer Stewart Thomas Thom as Truman Tunneli Wallgren Republicans Austin Ball Harbour Gurney White Independent Norris AGAINST THE BILL 3T Democrats against 15 Adams Bilbo Byrd Chavez Clark Clark Gil lette Johnson Maloney McCarran Smith Tydings Van Nuys Walsh Wheeler Republicans Aik en Brewster Brooks Burton Butler Capper Danaher Davis Holman Johnson Langer Lodge McNary Nye Shipstead Taft Thomas Tobey Vandenberg Wiley Willisi Progressive LaFol Iclte Notre Dame Navy US Birds on Aircraft Carrier Hawks Lead Illini 70 at End of Half CHAMPAIGN Coach Eddie Andersons Hawkeyes swept over 3ob Zuppkes Illini in the first half here Saturday afternoon to mark up a 7 to 0 lead FIRST PERIOD Frye of Iowa won the toss on kicked off to Parker on the 15 yard line who returned to his 45 yard line gained one 3reen went off right tackle for even yards Merles failed to 3ain Farmer punted out of sounds on the Illinois 26 gained 7 As troth picked up 2 Astroth fought his way to a first down on the 50 yard line Astroth attempting Dozens of bombing and fighting planes of the navy warm up on the flight deck of an aircraft earner somewhere in the Pacific ocean where the U S fleet Stains a coT stent vigilance The nameof the aircraft carrier wasnotgiven in the release of this offi ciai u oiiavy picture REDiMBiSSjK WASHINGTON sov iet union had chalked up another record Saturday to go with its historic stand against nazi Ger of playing host to the largest onslaught of invited guests ever to attend a capital social function Some 3500odd guests trooped through the Soviets luxurious 16th street embassy Friday night to help celebrate the 24th anniver sary of the great October revolu tion But while the crowd was big the reception could not be termed brilliant in fact it was more than pale when compared with the wellremembered rec ognition party of 1934 In the throngthat passed through the grilled doors there were comparatively few noted names of U S officialdom Only two members of the cabinet were present no members of the supreme court and not one of the 96 senators Parties at the stone and tan brick embassy were highlypopu lar and well attended by the great and near great before the soviet and Germany signed tiieir non aggression pact But there has been a metamorphosis since Ger many invaded the change backed up with American expres sions of friendship and a 000 000000 lendlease grant to the red armies Iowa Pedestrian Hit by Taxicab Succumbs COUNCIL BLUFFS Charles Smith 64 of Council Bluffs died Friday of injuries which resulted when he was struck by a taxicab as he crossed a street NAMED ON COMMITTEE INDIANAPOLIS Ind J Duster of Cedar Rapids Iowa has been appointed chairman of the national convention Uaisnn committee by the American Le gion national executive commit tee to dtoyernment Pointed Jessie Parker Says Rather Than Solutions Provided ate boom and a catastrophic de pression The same cycle is ahead of us again unless we work for some DESMOINES of thing better he declared ti All we can be sure of is that the new world will be different from the world of today It is impossible to tell what the dif ferences will be but we have to be ready for them if we hope to escape the mistakes we nude a generation ago In a panel discussion following solving our problems we attempt to meet them by creating some new find it hard to control when once set in motion That was the statement Satur day of Jessie M Parker state superintendent of public instruc tion in an address prepared for the closing session of the three day Iowa State Teachers associa tion convention here In trie last few decades she commented we bave been steadily shifting responsibility to a distant government until we are a little frightened at the sue of the state society we have created The state official declared Americans have so long enjoyed the freedom of a democracy that we often assume it as a right forgetting itwas bought at a great price and can be maintained only by intelligence and diligence We forget that there are literally millions in the world who would give all they possess foithe privi lege of calling themselves Ameri cans teachers that the boys and girls who will pay the bills who will reconstruct this world who will we hone brine daylight out of darkness are in stillplastic still alert Schools shecontinued are not to prepare boys and girls for an easier life it isnot to furnish adornment fortheso cially better class it is not fun1 damentalljr to set up a life work for a child Education is riot a gift from the state butan investment in futures to develop intclligentwelltrained citizens who will promote trie wel fare of the state or organized soci ety as a whole Dr Lyman Bryson of Teachers college Columbia university New Yorktold the teachers Friday night that failure of this nation to accept reconstruction responsibili his talk James Dodge attorney Dolliver suggested For tha i Aid schools should instill loyalty to American institutions adding j is the schools obligation to show children that our system is a little better than any other system o government s W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette de clared that raised the question of indoctrination 7 Prominent in Meat Packing Subpenaed to AntiTrust Hearing CHICAGO wer issued in federal court Saturda for seven men prominent in the meat packing industry ordering them to appear before the federa grand jury investigating antitrus charges in the industry The subpenas were handed ti federal marshals Saturday and or dered the men to appear before the grand jury sometime aftc Wednesday Those for whom subpenas wen issued were Edward A Cudahy Jr pres dent of the Cudahy Packing Co Jay Hormel president of Gcorgu A Hormel and company Austin Minn Oscar Mayer president Os car Mayer and company Inc Gus tavus F Swift vice chairman o the board of Swift and Company Nicholson vice president c Wilson and company Dudle Smith and G MLewis both the American Meat Institute i 1 visioner an industry publication NAZIS CLAIM 6 MILE GAIN NEAR to pass was spilled on his own 45 by Penaluna Smith kicked out oE bounds on the Iowa 34 circled left end for a first down on Iowa 45 Farmer passed to for 3 yards Mertes made first down on Illinois 36 Farmer passed to Parker who caught the ball on the 20 yard line and ran the re mainder of the way untouched to score Farmer converted Green returned Wilsons kick off to the Iowa 30 a i m e r on a reverse from Green gained 20 Green plunged for 2 yards Merles picked up 3 more Farmer puntea into the end zone gained a yard Griffin on a reverse from As troth picked up four yards Grif fin added 3 more through guard Mertes fell on the Iowa 45 after fiejding Smiths kick and return jng 5jards lpstfbur yards Astroth intercepted Farmers pass on the Illinois 33 Illinois Pfeifer gained four Smith broke through his own lef tackle for a first down on the Iowa 46 Griffin picked up nine yards Pfeifer lost three yards Astroth gained three through cen ter on a quarterback snealc as the quarter ended Iowa 7 Illinois 0 SECOND PERIOD Biukett recovered Smiths fum ble on the Iowa 37 erics plunged for yards Farmer gained 4 more Mertes lost 2 Farmer punted ou of bounds on the Illinois 31 received Grif fins fumble on the Illinois 32 Smith circled his own left end foi 5 Smith picked up 8 A pass Good to Griffin picked up an other first down Green inter cepted Griffins pass on the Iowa 30 yard line and returned to th Illinois 44 Iowa On the third down Farmer kicked out of bounds on the Illinois 34 armer intcrcepier Goods pass on the Illinois 44 am ran down the west side lines ti the21 yard line gained 3 Farm ers pass on the fourth down wa incomplete and the Illini over its own 17 Navy to Strikers Go to Work or Lose Jobs SAN DIEGO Cal navy ultimatum striking AFL o craftsmen must cither return to work on three San Diego defense projects within two days or lose their jobs If building has not re sumcd by 8 a m Monday at thi naval training station the marini corps Camp Elliott and the do i stioyer graving dock contractors will be authorized to hire what c ever other workers may be found the navy announced MUSIC COMPOSER DIES DUBUQUE Dress 64 director of music at Lot jy as college for many years di of Saturday morning following a nd goring illness He was widely known as a composer of liturg music Boat Sinks Boys Cling to Tree in Icy Waters for Hour he trio left home UUJa suffered from exposure early Fri day when their boat sank in flood waters from the Des Moines river north of town They were 15 year old Donald and Dean Sjorgren twin sons of Mr and Mrs Gus Sjogren and Douglas Brown 16 son of County Agent and Mrs L Brown The trio left home about 4 o clock in the morning to go hunting They paddled their boat into the backwaters of the river south of the Wallburg cabins and when the boat sank they swam to a tree the nearest object they could see see in the darkness Wallburg cabin camp alien boys who had been in the water more than an hour They were rescued and taken to the Camp It is estimated that the water where the boys were marooned was at least 10 feet deep Douglas lost his boots in swim min and his feet and hands were suffered from frosted hands but barring complications all are exc pficted to recover Since the recent rains and sno water has flooded the lowland and is close to flood stages reached by the last high waters in September 1938 although i has not at any point threatened PORT OF KERCH Strike With Fury at Crimeas Last Ditch Defenses Report Says By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers lield headquarters Saturday as lerted that German armies in the Crimea had crashed through a ixrailedeep Russian defense zone guarding the narrow Kerch peninsula and were continuing to advance on the port of Kerch it elf vital bridgehead to the Cau asus As pictured by the high com mand the Germans were strik ing with peak fury at the Cri meas lastditch defenses at tacking soviet forces in the Yalta mountains hammering tbe outer ramparts of the great Sevastopol naval base and blasting Russian transports as sembled off the Crimean coast for use as a possible escape fleet for red army troops The high command said nazi and Rumanian forces had annihi lated an cavalry di vision on the southern slope of the Yaila mountains west of Kerch The daily German war bulletin was silent on operations around RostovonDon Moscow and Len ingrad and other reports indi cated that a winter stalemate wa settling over the 1200mile front Fierce lighting still continued in some sectors however notably around Moscow General Rokossovsky one of the red army commanders defending Moscow said over the soviet radio that Russian troopshadhalted the German attack on the capital and were now counterattacking on many sectors of the front He said the nazi invasion armies had now been forced on to the de fensive Frontline dispatches said the Germans were using flame throwers in an attempt to stem the advance of powerful soviet tank in the Volokolamsk sector 65 miles northwest of the U S S K capi tal where the red armies have been strongly counterattack ing DNB the official German irew agency said nazi assault troop had made considerable territoria gains in a break through some where on the Moscow front in flicting heavy losses on the Hus sians and smoking out the crew of 53 soviet casemates The British radio predicted lha Hitler would undertake in th near future a new assault on Mos cow in a new sector reportinj that German troops were bein shifted southward from Kalinir 95 miles northwest of the capita to another area In the north bitter fighting con tinued around siegegirt Lenin grad where the Moscow radii listed German casualties at 2fiO00 for October alone Despite the German claim o new gains however the Russian appeared to be standing firm an the whole front was apparent static Amid this lull London news papers forecast a new German attempt to blame continuance of he war on Britain and the United Slates declaring Hitler would call a continental confer ence probably in Vienna be fore the end of the year pos sibly before the end of the month to proclaim Ihe fueh rers new order for Europe Recent straws in the wind hai Report 7 Killed in Berlin Attack BERLIN persons vere killed and 32 injured in Ber n Friday night authorized sources aid Saturday by British air raid rs which the nazi high command cknowledged had struck at many ilaces in Germany The raids it was said resulted n only insignificant damage but vere extremely costly to the Brit h 27 of whose bombers were re ported shot down and indicated that Hitler soon migh make a new bid for peace and th British already have rejected an such proposal emphatically Spurred by a rising publi for landfighting actioi d Prime Minister Winston Churchii imay already have decided on hi to bolster Russia Writes Story of Own Death Kills Himself MINNEAPOLIS pros perous 80 year old farmer feelin himself in the yellow leaf stag iw of life wrote the story of his owi death for the newspapars ani chloroformed himself in a sma hotel room The story identifie him as M T Cummings and au thorities learned he operated small dairy at Drayton N Dak by German antiaircraft light fighters defenses German bombers meanwhile rauscd widespread destruction in ittacks on dock areas at the British lorts of Sunderland and BIyth the ligh command said The daily war bulletin also re ported that a German bomber sank T British destroyer Friday off the ast coast of Scotland and nazi ubmarines sank four merchant ships totaling 28000 tons in the Atlantic The date of the latter sinkings was not specified Authorized sources said the number of British night raiders ihot down represented a high per entage of the number of planes participating in the raids upon eimany but declined to estimate the probable strength of he at tacking forces NAZIS HAVE 100000 GUNS Beaverbrook Tells of Formidable Armament Assembled by Germany MANCHESTER Eng Beaverbrbok minister of supply Saturday told the factory worKers who arc turning out arms for Britain and Russia that Germany has at least 100000 cannon which he termed the greatest mass o artillery ever assembled There has never been known such an immense assembly o guns in the in the hands of all the nations of the world It is the most formidable armament that could be imag ined He spoke in direct reply to criticism of the amount of aic Britain is giving Russia and toh the workers that with their sup port the quotas supplies to Russia would be met every montl as he said they had been in October Remember he said there i only one capital in the world where the Germans can get fina peace and that capital is London As long as we go on there is n peace for the enemy so rest as sured that sooner or later thosi 100000 guns will be deployec against us He said that on the home fron Britains important aircraft in dustry was so spread that it neve could be destroyed by air attack His statements were a compositi reply to numerous written qu tions that had been submitted SUPS OX SCAFFOLD SPENCER Johnson about 50 a carpenter fractured vertebra Friday when he slippec on ice while working on a seal fold and fell into the basement o the new Spencer fire station Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy an continued cold Saturday night lowest temperature about 2 Sunday fair warmer in after noon slowly diminishing north west winds IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy a few light snow flurries ex treme cast Saturday parti cloudy with moderate Irccz Saturday night Sunday fai and warmer northwest wind 20 to 25 MPH diminishing Sat urday night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Sal urday becoming partly cloud to fair with hard freeze Satur day night Sunday fair an warmer northwest winds 20 t 25 MPH diminishing Saturda night INMASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic Maximum Friday 30 Minimum Friday night 25 At 8 a m Saturday Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Wisconsin Ohio Store trace 46 26 37 OF NEWEST TYPE BOMBERS LOST IN RAIDS Widespread Attacks Follow Weeks of Clamor for More Aid to Reds LONDON raid ree since Sept 20 was bombed or hours Friday night in perhaps he KAFs heaviest offensive as nammoth new bombers stormed iie continent from Norway to Trance while raiders in a syn hronized assault from bases in Africa pounded southernmost taly The raids after weeks pub ic clamor for increased aid to lussia cameon the heels of Pre mier Stalins implied demand for lie opening of a second land front o ease German pressure on the ed army The full measure of the af tack in which possibly hundreds of planes carried the war to the German capital few the 53rd time was seen in the Britishac knowledeement that 37 of her newest type bombers including fourmotor Stir lings and Hali faxes were lost over Germany alone and with them probably 200 flyers This was said lo be the highest oss ever announced by either side as the cost of a night bombing Paradoxically the German igurcs listed only 27 British planes as downed The largest number of British planes ever reported officially to lave participated in an attack on Germany was 300 one night last August The British said that the Germans in their big night raid on London last May 10 used 400 planes 33 In the coordinated by British atr forces of the middle east Italys big Adriatic port of Brindisi also was bombed for hours in an attack comparable to the fivehour battering given to Naples on Ocf 21 Tlie Italian high command said serious damage was done as the British dropped explosives and in cendiaries by the hundreds Besides Berlin bombed for ihe 53rd time since the war began the air ministry said Cologne and Mannheim were the chief targets for operations in the heaviest scale by the bomber command Spitfires and Hurricanes fight er planes which the air force dis closed are now carrying bombs lor groundskimming attacks roared back and forth in daylight raids across the Dover strait Sat urday Observers on the coast said the stream of bombbearing fighters was like a highspeed parade for more than an hour The swift planes flew east in layers they said and the number of squadrons indicated the daylight operations covered a wide coastal area and were on a heavy scale A Swedish radio broadcast heard in London said British Planes also flew over Oslofjord the water approach to Oslo capital of Germanoccupied Norway Saturday morning It said a few bombs fell harm lessly near the Norwegian fortress of Akershus and that antiaircraft batteries brought down three raiders Another Swedish report said a fourengined British bomber made a forced landing on the southern coast of Sweden Saturday morning and that its crew of eight all Czechs or Poles were taken into custody None of the flyers was hurt it said The weather had prevented sizable attacks for the past two weeks a British informant said and the RAF had been wanting a chance to get through in large numbers for a long time The loss of 37 aircraft was the highest either side ever has an nounced as the result of a night bombing raid a British source said More than half of this loss however was attributed to bad weather including heavy thunder storms and severe icing over Ger many This Informant said the weather was good during the afternoon when the nights op erations were mapped out bat went all wrong when the British formations were well out on the raid and some even ivere over thtir targets The British force included of Britains new big tINAL Minnesota Nebraska FINAL   

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