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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWAMONDAY AUGUST n lfl4l MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPKit CONSISTS OP TWO SE SECTION ONE YtU riONS ONENO 262 2 MASON CITYANS DIE IN WRECKS 5 OTHERS ARE HURT AS DEATH TOLL GOES UP Walter Odegaard Dorothy Albright Victims of Accidents Four automobile accidents iit Cevro Gordo county Sunday took the lives of two persons and left three others injured in Mason City hospitals Mon day Two others less serious ly injured were released aft er hospital treatment The dead Walter Odegaard 41 221 Nineteenth street southeast Miss Dorothy Albright 16 815 South Federal The injured Miss Ardith Hinckley Rowan hrokcn right leg in Park hos pital Miss Virginia Gray Mason Ciiy formerly of Woolstock on head elbow and lee and injured uack in Park hospital Miss Bernadine Korth Lati mcr head and knee injuries in Mercy hospital Oscar Weiser Madison avenue northwest released after receiving treatment for arm and hin injuries Greserson 423 Ninth street northwest minor bruises Two inquests were conducted at the Mason City police station Monday by Dr R E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner covering the two accidents which resulted in fatalities The Odegaard acci dent occurred on South Federal v avenue early Sunday morning and occurred south otClear Lake Sunday afternoon Verdictsof accidental deaths by the juries on were returned each inquest Dr Harold Morgan Pa trolmen Stanley McCIintock and Dick Postma Oscar Weiser and Dale Shaffer and William Grcg erson were called to the stand on the Odesard inquest The jury on his hearing consisted of Eel Finnegan A E Smith and Douglas Gillard Dr A B Phillips and W H Ward Joseph OBanion and Deputy Sheriff Walter Balck were called to the stand in the Albright inquest The jury con sisted of John Adams Boh Johnston and Otto A Sattcr Odegaard died in a local hos pital 45 minutes alter a collision at Sixth street and South Federal avenue at 5 oclock Sunday morn ing between his car and one driv en by Gregerson His was the first traffic fatality in Mason City this year and the fifth in the county Weiser was riding with Odegaard Gregerson admitted on the stand during the inquest that he was not certain how the ac cident occurred because it hap pened so quickly The first he saw of he other car he testi fied was when he suddenly saw it in front of his car which was northbound on Federal avenue The Odegaard car came from sixth street southwest and swung into Federal avenue in front of him Gregerson believed makin a half turn so that his car struck it on the left hand door The Gregerson car then ran over the curbing and snapped off the stop sign on the northeast corner of the intersection The Odegaard car stopped a few feet farther north but both occupants were thrown from it before it halted according to Giegerson Ueiscr said that he and Odc Kard were enroutc from the lat ters home to Wciscrs home but admitted that his directions were confused and that he thought they had raveled straight Dorlh from the Ortcffaard home to the place of the collision He admitted that this was an im possibility Funeral services for Walter Raymond Ocicgaard will be held at the Patterson funeral home at 10 oclock Wednesday mornin with the Rev Oliver L N Wig dahl of the Trinity Lutheran church of which Mr Odegaard was a member in charge The body will be taken to Lake Park Minn where services will be held at the Lake Park Lu theran church at 2 oclock Thurs day afternoon with the Rev A H Anderson in charge Odegaard is survived by his wife and son Dennis Odegaard who will be a senior in high school next month The son was vaca tioning in northern Minnesota at the time of Ihe accident Mr Odcpaaid had been with the Jefferson Transportation sys Local Accident Victims DOROTHY ALBRIGHT WALTER ODEGAARD tern 14 years starting at Min neapolis and then going to DCS Moines before coining to Mason City to work in the local shops 11 years ago Mr Otlegard is survived by wife Mrs Cora Odegard and a son Dennis 15 years of age as well as two brothers Herman anc Bryan Odegaard ofLake Park Minn and five sisters Mrs Lu ther Leeper McCanda 111 Mrs Joe Glass Los Angeles Cal Mrs Leonard Osbal Rapid City S Dak Mrs Paul Sorvick Coopers town N Dak and Mrs Roy Sel lers Moorhead Minn He was preceded in death by his parents John and Gretta Odegaard anc by one brother and two sisters Miss Albright was involved tp acartrucfc collision at an inter section two miles south of HIGHWAY FATALITY NO Clear Lake at Sunday afternoon Sli e and Miss Gray were riding in pickup truck driven by Jo seph OBanion 710 Adams ave nue southwest Miss Hinck ley and Mi ss Korth were in a car driven by Alvin Riis Lat imcr which was southbound when t collided with the westbound truck in the middle of the intersection The sheriffs office reported that high corn and weeds obscuring vision caused the accident Both vehicles were demolished Miss Albright died in lospital Monday morning Miss Albright was the daugh er Mrs Jane Albright 815 South Federal avenue She also is survived by her father Ara Al bright Kanawha three sisters Mrs Bonnie Johnson Clear Lake Mphia and Neva Albright al lome two brothers Fred and Lloyd at home her grandfather Aielt Rcikcns Bclmond and two nieces Rose Marie and Mary Ann Johnson Clear Lake Many aunt and uncles also survive She was born Dec 24 1924 at Remvick but spent most of her lifetime in and about Clear Lake before moving to Mason City three years ago She was a Mason City high school student Funeral services for Miss Al bright will morning at be 10 held Thursday oclock in the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home with the Rev William Galbrcth of the First Methodist church officiating The Rev O G Poppen pastor of the Immanuel Reformed church Pals ville near Belmond will be in charge of services to be hold in the church al Palsvillc at 1 oclock Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Palsvillc cemetery No one was badly hurt but both automobiles were badly damaged in an automobile col lision on the Plymouth road two miles west of Rock Falls at Sunday afternoon An automobile driven bv Everett Hanson of Mason Cily collided with one driven by O T Calvin of Manly at an inter section al that point in the road driven by Mildred Mae of Mason City was badly dam aged in an automobile accident on a road near the American Cryslal Sugar company plant on the north edge of Mason City Sunday noon The sheriffs office reported that the Mae vehicle was forced off the road at a curve by an auto mobile drivenby Jimmy Wagner of Mason City and that the Wag Strikebound Shipyards Offered U S NEW YORK Federal Dryclock and Shipbuilding com pany Monday announced it had offered its strikebound shipyard at Kearny N J to the navy depart ment for immediate possession and operation The company said it had sent the following telegram to Secretary of the Navy Knox In the interests of national de fense we hereby offer our ship yard at Kearny N S to the navy j departmentfor immediate yard hasbeen closed for four days by a strike which involves no issue but the maintenance of the wen shop We arc unwitting to abandim the defense of the freedom of the American worker to choose whether he will belong to aunion or not We will fully enoperate with you in making his offer effec tive The telegram was signed by L H Korndorff president of the com pany MOSCOW HURLS CAVALRY INTO UKRAINE FIGHT Seek to Stave Off Hitlers Offensive Pointed at Odessa BULLETIN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian cavalry were re ported being hurled enmasse into the critical battle of the Ukraine Monday attempting to stave off Adolf Hitlers mech anized forces smashing toward the Black sea port of Odessa By IOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor Japan stepped up war prepara tions Monday in line with the surge of German armed forces into ihc Russian Ukraine Military operationssupplement ed by the bombing of Berlin and Moscow continued at a furious pace on the main battlefields from Leningrad o the Black sen with the German high command claim ing rapid advances in pursuit of the red army in the south Ukraine Despite Berlin claims that the nazis were not far fjorn thp Black sea coast In their drive on Odessa they still were facing fu rious red army resistance and claimed no definite progress on other fronts if The repercussions of the gains Lake Meet Miss Clear Lake of 1941 navy departmentfor immediate llle repeicussions 01 me gams possession and operation gram oil and yard hasbeen closed for four mlneral lands of IHe Bladesea MERCURY WILL DROP TO 90 Weatherman Expects Cooler Tuesday Showers Predicted DES MOINES o 0 1 i Tuesday That should be top good news to every lowan after Mondays blisterer Of course it isnt going to be exactly cool the weatherman explained insl cooler High lempcralurcs will he about flfl decrees But that will he a bis help since the mercury was roaring Monday toward an expected top of about 102 degrees In Des Moines it was 91 at midmorning Sundays high was 100 at Council Bluffs while Ihe low was 71 at Decorah Skies were clear Monday as temp eratures averaged about H de grees above normal The cooler will resull from strong north and northwest winds which will accompany scat tered tlnindershowcrs Kain and windstorms hit por tions of Iowa Sunday drench ins several thousand attending the allIowa fair al Cedar Rap iris Wind leveled a number of tents and the Red Cross first aid office treated a number of spectators for minor injuries Lorainc Barfuse 20 of Ryan was hospitalized after she was pinned under one of the tents Sundays rain limited to the eastern portion of the state mcas trcd 87 of an inch at Davenport 39 at Charles City 16 at Keokuk 17 at Cedar Rapids and 12 at Dubuque IS SUICIDE VICTIM MINNEAPOLIS Minn Shortly after he complained that he neighbors were making too much noise Edward McKoane 54 vas found dead of a selfinflicted Juliet wound in his apartment Monday ncr car did not stop Both cars were traveling west The Mac car went into the ditch and rolled over Damage was es imatcd at S150 Mr and Mrs Mae who were riding in he Mae automobile and Mildred Mac were uninjured were being felt however in sec tors far from the fighting front and especially in increased ten sion in the Pacific area where Japan invoked sections of the gen eral mobilization act designed to put the nations economy on a full war fooling The Japanese seeking o ake full advantage of the German war against the soviet union stepped up Iheir efforts in the Pacific war of nerves with the United States and Britain as their most important oppo nents but at the same time the Tokip newspaper Nichi Nichi published a warning from Ihe Japanese minister to Washing ton Kaname Wakasugi The minister speaking by tele phone to the newspaper said that the United States had completed plans to enforce a series of counter measures step by step in opposition to any action Japan may take in the far cast especial ly in regard to the delicate situ ation involving Thailand He de scribed the United States as read yto meet any Pacific emer gency with determined resolu tion he same Bangkok time dispatcher said that Thai armed forces liari been sent to the frontier of Japaneseoccupied IndoChina where they face the bulk of the Japanese expedition ary force to enforce the Thai governments policy of neutrality The Japanese put particular emyhasis on charges of increasing cooperation among the United States Britain Russia and China in the war of diplomatic pres sure threats and counterthreats in the far east The Tokio news paper Hochi reported that an American proposal for concerted defense measures had been made to Russia in event of a Japanese move against Ihe Dutch East Indies London rcnorleri hat Britain and Russia taking parallel action lo force German asenls from Iran A London newspaper report said that Germany was again de manding naval bases in Ihe French African ports of Bizcrtc Algiers Casablanca and Dakar although Vichy continued to deny that any new commitments had been made to the nazis The Lon don radio elaborated this report with a claim that the Germans were preparing the French navy for war service On the main fighting fronts there was no relaxation of aerial warfare German planes reported they had damaged he Kremlin and had wrecked big Moscow arms factories while the red air force was reported to have struck heavily at Ger man larffcts including Berlin It was ahc third air alarm in four nights in Berlin as the Russians and British synchro nized their aerial onslaughts against Ihe nazis Other Pictures of Governors Day Events Page 8 Gov A I0AMlS Tlllh5 was Presented a 100 defense bond bv 100 defense bond bv sponsor of the ccle of the Hershey Lauds Farm Worker DIRECTOR OF DRAFT SPEAKS Iowa Legionnaires Toid Farmer Very Difficult to Replace DES MOINES IP Paying tribute to the men and boys who toil on Iowas farms Brig Gen Lewis B Hershey director of selective service told Iowa Le gionnaires Monday hat it is doubtful that there is sufficient skilled farm labor in America to meet the increasing demands of the national defense program for food irbduction The selective service director speaking to the stale American Legion convention declared he farm laborer is a very difficult to replace not only because of the many skills he must possess but also be cause of the peculiar environ ment in which he must work For this reason he said se lective service iocal boards have been instructed to be very care ful hot to remove any needed farm worker from the production of vitally necessary food supplies Notwithstanding there is a shortage of such labor which is growing because of a flow of farm workers to expanding defense in dustries The farm labor problem the director declared is one of Ihe most perplexing of those con fronting the selective service system in attempting to provide by deferment from military training an adequate supply of labor for industry and agricul ture The problem of an adequate labor supply for food production is particularly pressing today Farm labor is moving toward the city and it is one of the most dif ficult to replace The training period is longer and the condi tions under which the man nn the farm works do not appeal to the individual who is not accustomed to theni It is difficult to bring to the attention of our whole people that the farmer or Ihe boy on the farm must be a skilled worker The ordinary farm laborer especially on a farm that is op erated in some diversification must not only have knowledge and skill in preparing the soil planting the seed and harvesl msthe crops but lie also must be a mechanic The farmer uses horses and must know how to handle them he uses tractors and other cosily farm machinery and must have a knowledge of mechanics that pre vents abuse and enables main tenance and repair of them He must be an individual who knows a great deal about the care and feeding of animals must have de veloped judgment to know soil conditions anrl weather condi tions And the way the farmer lives very surroundings of liis such that it is very dif ficult to get anyone who is not inured to such conditions to even attempt farm work the general said The director stressed that great care must be exercised in se lecting any farm worker for mili tary training There is neither the economic attraction nor the social attraction to bring other individuals into this life And there is not sufficient time in the present situation to train new men in the things they must know to do many of what the uninitiated think arc very ordinary farm tasks IESSE JAMES HELD MINNEAPOLIS Minn Tames Jesse Jamep Jr 22 a Ncgio was held by police Monday in investigation of an automobile theft Laborite Member of Parliament Criticizes Churchill for Power LONDON Shin well liiboritc member of parlia ment criticized Winston Churchill Sunday of wanting to be prime ministor and everything and failing to give his assistants enoiiph power to carry out their duties There is no room in tins coun try for dictators Shinwell as serted Our task is to fight dictat orship not encourage it Shinwell said in an address at Seaham harbor there is no man in this country big enough to take upon his shoulders the whole task of administration lie must be pre pared to cooperalc with others delegate his duties to his colleagues and trust Ihem Weather Report FORKCAST MASON CITY Piirily rloudy and cooler Monday night and Tuesday Fresh to ocrasionnlly north and northwest strong winds IOWA Partly cloudy scattered north Monday night Tuesday j generally fair and cooler fresh lo occasionally strong north and northwest winds MINNESOTA Generally fa Monday night slightly cooler j turn and southeast Tuesday fresh to ccr spoke briefly strong northerlywinds cast and south Monday afternoon and Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 92 Minimum in Niaht 72 At 8 a m Monday 81 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 154 Precipitation 14 JUDGES SELECT ALDA TULLIS AS BATHING QUEEN Canoe Tilting Surf Board Riding Sail Boating on Program CLEAR of Morth iowans converged on this summer vacatinnland Sunday for the third annual Governors dav celebration honoring Gov George Wilson Crowds lined the lake front for lirec blocks to witness wilh Governor and Mrs Wilson auil giicsl legislators a program of water events Iiijrhliehtcd by he dunking of bathing beauties in a contest won by Miss Alila 1ullls petite Otlurmva lirtmcl The judges designated Julia Ann Hofcr CleiuLake ruimerup and Bctly Wasson Waterloo third place winner Speaking over a address system the governor old the throngs surrounding the review in slantl I cloul know of any spot in Iowa I think more of lliaii Clear Lake unless it is my own He pointed nut that on a day of celebration it ft well tu remember that our system of republican government is nn trial II is our duty to maintain our fine system of government lie said in Iowa and in alt Amer ica Siilboat races canoe lilting and suir board riding exhibitions com pleted the days program Can cellation of the airplaneboat change stunt became necessary af ler efforts lo obtain n federal permit for Hie stunt were unavail ing Judges of he bathing beauty contest were Supreme Court Judge T G Gmfklil Ames State Rep resentative Elmer Johnson Cedar Rapids and Stale Representative John R Irwin Keokuk Fred Martin headed up the Governors day commit leu if the Clear Lake Commercial club as sisted by Karl Haas C A Pease Sr and Dr H C Kruegcr IS BANQUET SPEAKER CLEAR have been invited lo Clear Lake Hint you may learn about our lake and grow lo love it as we do said C H Pkitlenbiirg speaker at Ihe Gov ernors day banquet al the Shore lintel Saturday evening to Gov and Mrs George A Wilson and members of his official family slate senators and representatives and their wives and a large group of Mason City and Clear Lake friends who filled the dining room to capacity Mr Ilatlcnbure mentioned Ihe thousand cottages on the shores of the lake the many types of boats upon its bosom the mOOO visitors at State jisrk in ID in Ihe fish waiting I be raughl and tile many beauties of the Inkr itself saying iiat clear Iakc residents arc but guardians Of tlic lake which belongs to thp entire slate He asked the ro operation of all in preserving Hie lake and making it slill more beautiful arid attractive The banquet assumed a liomev attitude as soon as T E Sondrol Jr toastmasler invited the men to take their coals off and hang them on their chair Mr Sondrol introduced Gover nor and Mrs Wilson Iieut Gov and Mrs B B Hickenlooper Ce dar Rapids State Treasurer and Mrs W G C Bngley Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs Mark Tborn burg Secretary nf Slate and Mrs c11I G Miller Miss Jessie Parker slate superintendent of public in struction DCS Moines Speaker of the House incl Mrs Robert Blur Eagle Grove and Attorney Gen era and Mrs John Rankin Herman Knudson Ccrro Gordo county revcsentative lien intro duce Judge and Ted Garficld nte Commerce Commissioner and rs Carl Uecd Des Moines Slate conservation Commissioner and Mrs Fred Ioyneer Cedar Rapids all members of Ihc slate senate and house and their wives and Dr A and Tuesday B Phillips mayor of Clear uiko Monday night and Mrs Phillips Eich state offi Shnnnon B Charlton Manches ter chairman of Ihc slate repub lican central commiltee was also present State senators and wives at tcnditi Ihe celebration were Mr and Mrs K K BcRman Otttim wji Mr and Mrs Ray Kmerson C rcston Mr and Mrs Richard V Dysiirt Mr Mrs J K Lynrs PlninficW Mr and Mrs M C Baldwin Cascade Mr and ;