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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORtH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FIVE CENTS A MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 1941 MASON CITY THl IRIGHT JfOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF fWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 258 NAZIS SAY 895000 MADE PRISONER Eden Says PostWar Reconstruction Has Been Studied With US LONDON atten tion to Thailand bears ominous resemblance to that which pre ceded the incursion into Indo China Major Clement Atlee government leader in the house of commons said Wednesday in a war review which touched on the struggle in Russia the battle of the Atlantic and United States aid Pinchhitting for Prime Min ister Winston Churchill Atlee appraised independent b u t parallel action of the United States toward Japan as an af firmation of a community of in terest with Britain when liberty is threatened anywhere and said Britain was maintaining the utmost vigilance in the far east This was especially necessary he said because the tone of the Japanese press does not agree with that of official assurances Atlee praised Russias mag nificent fight which he said had completely foiled German expec tations of a quick victory and caused a postponement but nol abandonment of plans for an in vasion of the British Isles long agoas July Atr rlee saitl Ihe Germans the Stalin line had been pierced at decisive points and that the roads to Leningrad Moscow and Kinv were open If those roads had been open all these weeks why have not the Germans marched on their objec tives United States material aid is flowing to Britain in a stream it never approached in the World war he declared and terrific blows have been dealt axis naval forces and shipping In July 459000 tons of axis shipping were sunk damaged 01 put put of action he declared in cluding 69 ships destroyed or damaged in the North sea and At lantic and 23 ships sunk in the Mediterranean He admitted a British convo had made contact with German Uboats in the Atlantic but de clared German claims of having sunk 116500 to 140000 tons were exaggerated by at least 350 per cent and perhaps by 700 per cent At the same session Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden saic Some aspects ol postwar recon struction have already formed the subject of exchanges of views o an exploratory character betweer the United Stales government and his majecfys government Attlee who is lord privy sea and sometimes called Ihe deputy prime minister declared in hi drab monotone that Britains de fenses against invasion were in comparably stronger than a yeai ago There are satisfactory fea iures in the present phase of he struggle which make it diffi cult for many of us to prevent cheerfulness from breaking in he said There is nothing wronp In being cheerful provided we do not relax our effort We should realize that our belter situation is only comparative Eden and Major Clement Atllec government leader in commons spoke on all phases of the war from the far east and the conflict in Russia to the battle of Ihe Atlantic and United States ajd They pinch hit for Prime Minister Churchill who was absent It was announced Tuesday that the prime minister could not take part in the debate because as AU le said he is too busy with ur gent matters connected with the war Every fresh forward move on the part of Japan naturally has the result of bringing China and our selves closer and closer together said Eden That friendship and that collaboration with China will continue and I pray will grow He added Men and material are pouring out to strengthen our forces in the middle east for their next forward plunge and said hat these would strike Iheir blows for the independence of the countries in the middle east just as much as for our independence Britain Expects More Japanese Moves ATLEE PRAISES Concentrated Army Rations FINE FIGHT OF REDS ON NAZIS US CONCERNED BY JAP STAND OVER THAILAND A group of soldiers at Fort Snelling Minn started a test of a condensed 1200 may become the new field ration of the army In front of Private Alvin Thompson of Eagle Grove a member of Company D 701st Military Police battalion is the noon meal From left to right A tube containing boullion chewing gum specially prepared cookies a tin of prepared supply of dextrose in the form of lemonade which melts when chewed OVERRIDE FR VETO ON ROADS Senate Passes Bill for 20000000 Program 57 to 19 WASHINGTON sen ate overrode Wednesday President Roosevelts veto of a 320000OOD road program The vote was 57 to 19 A two thirds majority in both houses is necessary to override a veto The veto now will be considered by the house The measure would authorize apportionment of 5125000000 among the states for building roads in the nations strategic defense system and expenditure of 000000 for access roads in connec tion with defense and 525000000 to pay for damage done to roads by military maneu vers H would also authorize 000 for building airplane landine strips nlong public highways and 510000000 for the cost of surveys and plans A major objection by the presi dent was that the funds for stra tegic networks would be oppor tioned He had recommended a to tal of 525000000 without appor tionment The critical deficiencies in highways and bridges that may require prompt correction in the interest of our national defense cannot be reasonably related to the population of states or the other factors which enter into ordinary apportionment the president said in a message vetoing the bill The legislation provided for a 75 per cent contribution by the federal government compared with the 50 per cent provided for ordin ary federal aid highways 2 Killed in Marshalltown Plane Crash MARSHALLTOWN newspaper photographer and hi lying instructor were kille Wednesday in a plane crash on lillside 4Vi miles east of Mar shalltown Harold Benzing 26 son of Ah and Mrs George Benzing Wha heer a staff photographer fo he TimesRepublican killer instantly and Robert Nicderhaus er 20 the instructor died a hours later in a hospital here Benzing was a graduate of th Universit3 of Iowa The plane was equipped wit dual controls and it was no known who was piloting The mo tor apparently stalled as the pilo tried to miss some wires at on end of the field during an at tempted landing Youth Disappears After Accident Is Found at Corwith MAQUOKETA Robert Jenung 17 who disappeared Sun day evening after a minor auto accident near his Sabula home was found Tuesday at the home of his uncle A R Gardner at Corwith Practices Casting in Back Yard Gets Cat SALEM Mo first strike on Stanford Sheets new fly rod got away Practicing he sent the hook and line the full length of his back yard He was startled to feel a powerful tug accompanied by a raucous squall Hed hooked a cat Odds 1000 to 1 WASHINGTON London is willing to risk odds o 1000 to 1 that Washington won be bombed Rates of per wer quoted Wednesday by the Britis firms agency here on war am bombardment insurance good fo one year and involving no cancel lation clause The policy covers loss of an or damage to the property insure caused by war bombardmen military or usurped power or b hostile aircraft or friendly aircra while engaged on active servic during wartime including bomb shells and or missiles dropped o thrown therefrom or discharge thereat and fire and or explosion directly caused by any of the fore whether originating on th premises insured or elsewhere The SI premium covers house apartments hotel banks and sue buildings on nonmanufacturin commercial risks it rises to on manufacturing risks excltidin armament works Ihe rate is per SI000 Applause Wont Be Pi hi Congress Records WASHINGTON OJR Repre sentative Louis Ludlow D Inc feared Wednesday that Speaki Sam Rayburn destroyed the In illative of the house when he or dcred that applause no longe could be noted in the congrcs sional records Why should a member spcn his time thinking up witticism to say on the floor when the rcc orrt makes it appear his joke wa a dud Ludlow asked Hull Is Opposed to Any Moves of Conquest in Pacific Elsewhere WASHINGTON State Hull said Wednesday lat Japanese intentions toward hailand and the southwest Pa fic area were a matter of in reasing concern to the United tales government This government lias made lear lie told a press conference s vital interest and opposition D any moves of conquest in Die acific and elsewhere This he dried applies to Thailand Referring especially to indi cations that Japan already was demanding military concessions in that independent state Secre tary Hull said the srovernment here views these with increas ing concern He expressed the interest of the United States in the integrity anJ independence of Thailand bv re erring to previous statements of olicy regarding the southwest Jacitic A Japanese move into Thailand Secretary Hull made clear would be considered i step menacing American security anrt enclanger ng American territory in the Pa cific In London Wednesday Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told lh louse of commons that Japan hai seen warned that her interven ion in Thailand would give risi o a most serious situation be hveen Great Britain and Japan Hull recalled the July 24 statement in which Sunnier Welles then actine secretary of state denounced Japan for ac quiring military and naval bases in French ImloChina through pressure on the French govern ment All thai Welles said then Hul said applies with equal force ti the situation in Thailand Asked whether the Unitec States had communicated it views to the Thailand govern mcnt the secretary said he couli not discuss details at this stage In another move touching on the far cast situation the war de partment ordered 17 additiona officers mostly infantry and ar tillery lieutenants to service ii the Philippines They were llv third such group recently assignei there Waiting on developments tin state department maintained offi cial silence as to what policy tin United States would pursue if la pan should force Thailand to yieli to its demands and become a par of Japanesedominated grcate cast Asia coprosperity sphere There uere broad hints in au thoritative quarters Wednesday however that Britain was not prepared to sit idly by and watch Japan absorb last smalt independent nation re mainingin south Asia if if Whatever action Britain fake these sources predicted will re ceive full support from the Unitei States The belief was expressed mean while that the position taken b the United States governmen with regard to the recent Japanes penetration of French IncloChin might well apply to the thrcatcne coup in Thailand On IndoChina Acting Secre lary of State Sumner Welles as sailed the Vichy government las week for bowing lo Japanese de mands under the pretext of com men defense The surrender of IndoChines military bases to a power whos territorial ambitions are appar ent Welles declared presented situation which has a direct bear ing upon the problem of America security Ring Lost in Rescue Found on Lake Bed COLUMBUS Ohio J Woodward Columbus dentis who rescued James Alley 14 from drowning in Buckeye lake nea here again has in his possessio a ring which he lost in the res cue Dr Woodwards ring was foun in mud brought up from the lake bottom in dredging operation near the rescue scene The ring was valued as a keep sake Catches Record Tuna hurchill and R Parley Rumors Go On WASHINGTON Rumors ere a dimeadoen Wednesday lat President Roosevelt and Brit ns Prime Minister Winston hurchill had a secret rendezvous robably some place on the high eas The reports were characterized y varying details a complete lack r substantiation and official de als But they refused to down To some he liurrv was remin iscent of the melodramatic pre Munich stories that President Koosevclt intended o hold a midAtlanic parley will Adolf Hitler and Bcnito Mussolini on the CzechoSlovakian crisis The commonest version had Mr loosevelt Churchill Prime Minis eiMacKenzie King and Harry L gathering for a momcut us conference 011 the problems rising from the war and American id to nations resisting the axis The rendezvous was variously given Some said it was at sea thers that it was in Canada Ice and Greenland and Newfound and also figured as likely spots he mention of Canada conjured tp he picture of Churchill and lopkins being ferried across the Atlantic by bomber for the rneel g Whatever their origin the ru mors appeared to draw encour agement from the unusual secre cy surrounding President Roose velts cruise in northern waters aboard the presidential yacht Potomac They were helped loo by the announcement in London that Harry Hopkins had gone into se clusion since returnin from his recent trip to Moscow and that Prime Minister Churchill would be unable to participalc in a forth coming war debate in parliament Because of his preoccupation with urgent matters connected with the war However official sources here disclaimed all knowledge conference and Canadian authori ties at Ottawa called it most un very improbable RAF SMASHES AT NAZI CENTERS Heavy Attacks Made on Industrial Points Air Ministry Reports LONDON bomb ers renewed their air offensive on Germany Tuesday night smashing with a great weight of very heavy bombs at Mannheim Frankfurt and Karlsruge the aii ministry said Wednesday Other raiders attacked factories and railways at Aachen and blasted docks at the invasion por of Ostend The attacks the air ministry admitted cost nine British bomb ers during the night It said in a communique that a British Beau fort torpedocarrying plane had scored two direct hits on supply ships off Nantes Planes attacking the German industrial centers encountered bac weather but despite gales se vere and widespread damn was inflicled on Mannheim Karls ruge and Frankfurt The attacks the air ministry said met will conspicuous success FIRES ARE STARTED GERMANS REPORT BERLIN British bomb ers flew into western and north western Germany Tuesday nigh and dropped explosive and in cendiary bombs at several places causing large and small fires ant killing or injuring numerou civilians the official news agencj said Wednesday It said that si of the raiders were shot down Van Dyke Named to Position at Iowa U IOWA CITY A Van Dyke 34 state director of high school supervision in the Missour department of education has been appointed an assistant professor in the University of Iowa education college and director of University high school A graduate of Morn ingside college at Sioux City Iowa Van Dyke succeeds Prof Harry KNcwbarn newly appointed dean of the liberal arts college Mrs Maurice Meyer Jr of Elberon N 3 was credited with setting a new world record in tuna fishing after she landed this 818pounder that measured just a shade under1 10 feet in length It shattered all previous marks in Maine for either menor womem Itwas taken off Mark Island Gully near Bailey Island Maiue Dog Delaying Defense Job ST LOUIS is only a dng but shes holding up worth of national de fense work A sad eyed barrel bodied Boston bull terrior Mutzie ex pects a blessed event and antil Ibat happens her mistress says Uncle Sam can just keep his shirt on I helped Mutzie with her last babies and she wants me to help her with these 65 year old Mrs Mark 1 Boundy said indignantly When the puppies come well move The urgent request to depart comes from the government The Boundy home which Mr ami Mrs Boundy rent stands right in he way of expansion of the S89 000000 small arms ammunition plant now under construction Knno Kraehe acquisition project manager says SI0000000 worth of defense plant building is sched uled to go up on the tract Twentyfour houses in a four block area adjoining the main site of the plant already have been bought by the government and all but three razed Army officials say the Boundy home alone prevents the slart of actual work Were slaying right here until Mutzic has her Mrs Boundy reiterated even if they jack up the house and move il off with us in il Boundy 7 year old watchman who bought Mutzie for S10 agrees with his wife And army construction officer who say they should have started work in the area I wo days ago declare Mutzie hart better deliver before the end of the week or theyll take possession of the house We hate to get tough one army construction spokesman said but so far its a race be tween the stork and the war de the war depart ments losing so far That cant go on Sleep Sickness Toll in Minnesota Is 19 ST PAUL death toll from encephalitis sleeping sickness increased to tfl in Min nesota Wednesday The state health department announced that 183 cases and 15 deaths had been reported officially Four ad ditional encephalitis deaths in western Minnesota had not yet been reported to the death de partment HEAT WAVE IS BACK IN IOWA Temperatures Expected to Top 100 Degrees in West Part of State DES MOfiNES iieat returned to Iowa Wednesday moving in from the west after much of the state had a brief re spite Tuesday and Tuesday night Temperatures were expected to top degrees in the extreme west Wednesday and over most of Iowa Thursday as a result of a scathing furnace which extended from North Dakota to Texas and sent the mercury to 10 degrees at Bismarckand Pierre Wednes day Showers may bring some relief in the northwest Thursday after noon Northeast winds Tuesday night brought in a mass of cool air and gave tiie state its third really cool nislil since liic slirt of the hcit wave more than two weeks ago but the winds shitted to the south Wednesday and moved he warm weather back Skies were clear At least H persons died from he heat in Iowa during the last two weeks Marshalltown was the slates hot spot Tuesday with only 93 degrees while the mercury dropped to 53 at Decorah Tuesday night CLAIM VICTORY IN BIG BATTLE FOR SMOLENSK Reds Counter German Assertions Report Resistance Everywhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers field headquar ters picturing Russian leadership as utterly befogged reported Wednesday the capture of 895000 red army prisoners and the de struction or capture of 13145 armored cars and tanks 10388 guns and 9082 planes The Russians however de clared they were resisting exery wherc Hitlers hcadiiuartcrs detailed at lencth what it described as lunges through the soviet de fense system at three decisive points south of the Flask IrifiGt marshes in lie Smol ensk sector on the road to Mos cow and south of Lake Peipus beloir IeninErad The German war bulletin as serted that the bloody 3weeks old battle of Smolensk had now ended victoriously for nazi in vasion forces driving toward the soviet capital The onslaught in this sector described as historically unique in the unabaling sequence of destructive blows against the bol shevist forces was under the di rection of Field Marshal Gen Fedor von Bock the high com mand said In the south the nazi war re view asserted that German Hun garian and Slovak troops had smashed forward to the gates of Kiev capital of the soviet Ukraine With this breakthrough i1cn beyond the Stalin line lie communique wcnl on il became possible to turn south ward in a liroad front between lie Dniester and Dnieper rivers ml off the enemys retreat and begin an encirclement hat lie which presently is at full fury t Declaring ihat the time bar now come to disclose results of the tremendous struggle which began ICE HOUSE BURNS ONAWA estimat ed at resulted Tuesday when fire swept through a lirgc ice storage house of the North Western railroad here The build iiiR contained about 50 tons of ice Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and warmer Wednesday nigh t Thursday fair highest temperatures about 35 IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday scattered thundershowers and cooler northwest Thursday af ternoon continued warm cast and south MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wed nesday and Thursday scattered thundershowers northwest and extreme west Wednesday night and in east and south portions Thursday cooler northwest Wednesday night and in north and west Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday R4 Minimum Tuesday niaht ss At S a m Wednesday 72 At2 p m Wednesday 83 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 51 DNB Purs Estimate of Russian Dead at 3 Million Men B E It 11 N IfPi DNB siiil Wednesday that the Russian dead in flic eastern war arc estimated at 3000000 The estimate was made on the basis of the hijrh conimamls statemenl that Russian losses have been many times the num ber of prisoners set a 895000 Including prisoners the Rus sian losses run close to 4000000 Ihe agency said with the result that the red army in the field lias fallen victim to the Ger man drive with the breakthrough of the Slalin line the nazi high com mand asserted As apparent from numerous reports soviet leadership no longer possesses a reliable picture of the situation on their own front By contrast Russias vice for eign commissar S A Ioxovsky reported that the process of dis intcRration of the German army lias begun and that Hitlcrn blilrkricK Iccions cracked when the period of easy victories end ed and the period of heavy losses began In one of the longest com muniques of the IS day nld war with Russia the German hieh command declared that successes have been achieved which are surpassing the most optimistic ex pectations II must also be taken into con sideration that the losses of the bnlshovists are much bigger thfln the figures quoted because the number of their dead is consider ably much larger than the number of prisoners taken Previous German estimates have placed Ihc number of red army killed at twice the number of prisoners On this basis the Rus sians would have lost nearly 1 800000 slain Conscious of their superior ilr Ihc Gorman armed forces arc ready o besrin nn a new theater of war the fitM which was initialed by a number of ciRantic victories the fuehrers headquarters said V f There no indication of what was meant by a new theater of war but presumably it signalled ;