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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa C C M P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AKO UNITED PKKSS KULL LEASED WIRES iJVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 18 1941 THIS IVPEH CONSISTS TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 268 JAP PRESS FEARS ENCIRCLEMENT Connally Will Ask 4 Billion More Lend MAKES REPORT AFTER MEETING IN WHITE HOUSE Congressional Leaders Given Picture of Dramatic Sea Conference WASHINGTON e n a tor Connally DTex predicted af ter a white house conference on international affairs Monday that congress would be asked to appro priate in the neighborhood of 000000000 additional for the leaselead program if and when the money is needed Connally chairman of the senate foreign relations com mittee talked with reporters after receiving from President Roosevelt in company with other congressional leaders a picture of the presidents dra matic conference at sea with Winston Churchill British prime minister The Texas senator said Mi Roosevelt gave the group a com plete outline of his Churchil conferences I do not believe Connally de crlared that any commitment were made at the conference which in any way would alte our position toward the war 1 do not believe that we have drifted any closer to actual in volvement Saying that speculation on a projected new leaselend appro priation had placed the probable figure much too high Connally said the figure probably would ate inds Brothers Body 3ut Doesnt Identify t Until Hours Later HARRIS Bell Harris arm youth found his own broth Cecil 30 dead on a railroad of way near here Sunday afternoon but because of facial nutilation did not identify the body until several hours later when it had been taken to a Sib ey undertaking parlor Cecil Bell apparently was killed jy a Rock Island freight train late Saturday night or early Sun day The family frequently walks he tracks the mile and a quarter to and from the Bell farmhouse and Harris The dead man was employed as a farm hand near Ocheyedan but because he lived by himself in a trailer near there he was no missed Sunday either by his em ployer or his parents Two freights pass the point at which his body was found each night but the crew of neither train reported hitting any object that night Bell is survived by his parents five brothers and four sisters original leaselend appropriation has not yet been extended Connally declared Connally said he had gained the impression that not all of the money we spend under the tease lend program will be tossed into a will get some of it back Senate democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky said the group had had a very interest conference but that he could not say much about it because it was confidential But he said the senate and house leaders had received as full an account of the Roosevelt Churchill meeting as it was pos sible to condense three days of conferences into a discussion last ing an hour and a half The question of a further lendlease appropriation was dis cussed he asserted The budget is studying it There has been no decision on the amount When the budget is through with it there will be a further communication to congress on the subject This he indicated may not come for several weeks and at least not before congress resumes a full schedule Nobody knows exactly how large the lendlease will be Barkley declared nor what it involves in the way of needs and equipment Probably no will know he said until the budget bureau completes its study Asked whether the Japanese situation was discussed at Mon days conference Barkley said it had been mentioned only casually andthat there was nothing vry definite on it i Those who assembled in the chief executives study were Vice President Wallace senate major ity Leader Barkley acting Speak er Woodrum Chairman Connally of the senate foreign relations committee Chairman Bloom DN of the house foreign relations com mittee and Senator George D until recently chairman of the foreign relations committee WOMAN DIES IN FARM FIRE Mrs Heiko Thoren Succumbs to Burns From Kerosene Blaze Mrs Heiko Thoren 48 was fatally burned at her farm home 3 miles south of Mason City Sat urday afternoon when kerosene which she poured into a kitchen range exploded and spread flames about the room was ser iously burned and was taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City where she was still in a critical condition Monday morning al though hospital attendants said that she made fol lowing a blood transfusion Sun day afternoon The mother died at oclock Saturday night after being brought to the hospital in the auto of persons who were passing at the time of the fire bucket brigade of neighbors passcrsby succeeded in HOBOESCHOOSE BENSON KING AT BRITT MEETING ReElected With 360 Votes Bill FaUon Is Runnerup With 90 loquacious Ben Hobo Benson associate edii tor of the Hobo News of New York j City was reelected king of the hoboes at Britts annual lion for lie knights of Ihe open i road Monday V In his acceptance speech the mighty mite declared I shall not seek a third term but in my travels over the country I will always do my best to give Britt and its people a good word also to help the cause of the hobo King Ben was Taken by Yeggs in i Local Store IICTUKK ON PAGE 7 Police in mjdweslern states were looking Monday for safe crackers who made a daring day light raid on the J J Newberry store here Sunday afternoon which netted them an estimated S400 The robbery was almost iden tical with one at Newton just a week previously State Agent Max Studer informed Cant Leo Kisaeher of the Mason City po lice force who was in charge of the investigation Ukraine War Scene A and tinguishing the flames but much of the roof of the kitchen addition and its porch were burned Mrs Thoren is by her husband two daughters Kdna and Sophie also at home five sons Alvin Leslie Loyd and Wayne all at home and Fred at Camp Clai borne her mother Mrs Agnes Miller Freeport 111 four sisters Mrs Ben Thoren Parkcrsburg Mrs John Wolfe Freeport 111 Mrs Harm 111 and Mrs Henry Dicrcks Freeport III and four brothers John Miller Hayfield Joseph and Jacob Miller Shannon 111 and Edward Miller Freeport III Funeral services will be held at oclock Tuesday after noon at the German Lutheran church with the Rev O Mall pastor in charge Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body will lie in state at the Meyer funeral home until the time of services elected by a wide margin garnering 3CO volts w h i 1 e Speedy BillFal lon of Massa chusetts w a s runnerup with 90 vote s A d a ik h o r s e Sk c e t er Sim mons of Detroit Mich had 60 Otis Rogers of New York City 10 and a Hobo McCarthy 20 KING BEN The majority of the knights the open road had reached Britt Sun day andwSFtfuSrletedar the Mo tor Inn Sunday night Because of inclement weather the crowd at the event Monday morning was a sparse one but it was expected that many more would be coming to Britt during the day King Ben spoke at the corona tion ceremony which was broad cast over KGLO Mason City and was the highlight of the morning program A parade was also held j during the morning Mohawks and Berwyn 33 in 7th Frame IA CROSSE a s o n City and Berwyn 111 were lied 3 to 3 as the f i g h t for the American Legion regional base ball crown went inlo the first half of hc seventh fnninn Mason City had the bases filled twice in the six innings but the runners were left stranded on the bases Bud Burgess started on the moimd for Mason CityBerwyn called on its third hurler of the frame to start the sixth inning Manager E J Evans discovered the local robbery when he made routine inspection of the prem ises shortly alter 5 p m He had made a previous inspection at p m he said in accordance with Ills mle of two visits to the itore on days when it was closed The robbers got into the build ing by forcing a basement door at the foot of a stairwell on First street southeast just off Federal avenue From the basement en tryway they battered a hole through a file wall into the Newberry stores basement The safe stood in the office quarters in a rear corner of the first floor salesroom in full view of a rear door with a full length glass opening off the sidewalk on First street southeast The safe was hidden from view of the street by a high wooden railing about five feet above the floor of the room and about three feet above the floor of the raised floor of the office quarters T h c saff cracker evidently turned the safe on its back and used a wrecking bar to pry off the knob and its stem leaving a small hole into the combination mechanism N i t r o glycerine was poured into this hole and an electric cap used to blow up Ihe mechanism opening Ihe door according to the recon slruction of the crime by Cap lain Uisacher A wel blanket was used to muffte Ihe explo sion and confinp the charge he said 1 State Agent Studer a former member of the Mason City police force was at his home here at the time and was called into the in vestigation by Captain Risacher He said the robbery at the Spur With Japan TOKIO UR Am bassador Joseph Grew was re ported reliably Monday night to have told Foreign Minister Tcijiro Toyoda that flic United States would not relax economic re strictions against Japan until she fundamentally altered her far eastern policy CHARGE RUSSIA MOBILIZES BIG SIBERIAN FORCE Tokio Warns Public War Is Threatening Nippon on All Sides Increased tension was placed on the far eastern situation meanwhile as resull of a nro test by the foreisn office against the United Stales slate departments insinuation that Americans were beingheld in Japan as hostages Grew called on Toyoda it learned following Japanese ef forts to find some basis on which least crisis Secretary of State Coi1 tride with the United Slates Hull declared in Washington might be resumed j that Japan had given no satisfac Grew in a lengthy conference i toly explanation for refusing to al ivith Toyoda was reported to Ilow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There are indications lhat Russia has fully mobilized a far east army of great strength on the Siberian I frontier opposite Japanese forces I massed in Manchoukuo Tokio dis patches said late Monday while Tokio newspapers warned the lap lanese public that war threatened as jon alt sides Casting new emphasis on the far Berlin said red forces were encircled at Odessa and Nikolaev captured A with a Black sea evacuation perhaps in the offing Germany claimed Russian units were cut otT west ol the Dnieper bend B and that the red army would attempt to set up a defense C along the east hank of the Dnieper 4 DIE IN FIRE jSigns Point AT WATERFRONT Step in Iran 100 American citizens ti leave the island empire Hull also disclosed that his all with President Roosevelt on Mi developments and therefore return from his secret could not be changed under curmeeting with r rime Minister J rent conditions Churchill covered every geo i Apparently the reference was Graphical area in some for or an lo Japanese occupation of French IndoChina and the possibililv Japanese newspapers splashed reports lhat Chinese Generalissimo I Chiang KaiShek would visit Moscow presumably to confer on what the Japanese charged was a at the same t i and American economic pres sure on Japan would become i even more intense and that the 1 export licensing system an nounced by Britain would be have pointed out thatthe present economic situation merely was the result of fateastern political that Thailand may be next The Japanese press predicted same time thai British plan by Russia China Great Bri tain and Ihe United States to en Japan i Previous reports have said Ja jpan had concentrated upward rf eon Dry Goods store at Newton the preceding Sunday afternoon was obviously the work of the same hands and that they were experienced safecrackers The i Newton jobnetted about S380 he j said 1 No fingerprints were found in either case A pair of brown flannel gloves and a screwdriver were left behind in the Newbcrry I store No reports of persons seen entering the premises had been cr Blaze Is Started by Series of Explosions More Feared Dead NEW YORK men were killed considerable property damage was caused and a number of seamen sverc feared dead Mon day in a fire which swept a sec tion of the Brooklyn waterfront The blaze touched off by 3 series of lightninglike explosions destroyed the Cuba mail line freighter Panuco and damaged the 1000foot Cuba Mail Line pier and an adjoining pier and several craft assisting in the unloading of a highly inflammable cargo from the Panuco Police Commissioner Lewis J Valentine said lie feared many more men or were aboard the flaming Panuco which was towed into the East river after she caught fire He said 26 men were fished out of the river three of them all 22 were taken to hospitals LONDON Indica grew Monday that Britain soviet Russia were planning a cte cisive step shortly in Iran PerI sta where reports of German in1 filtration have brought a second protest from London and Moscow The Daily Mail said We canj not afford to go slow here and called the country on Germanys I road to India It asserted Britain I had been caught napping when a j revolt in Iran threatened the en tire middle east position Pro tracted fighting which the Brit ish charged was instigated by lhc Germans in Iraq finally ended British control Informed sources estimated about 11000 German tourists and technician many of them at key communications points were now I adopted by the United Stales The foreign office charged i meanwhile that Washington had j misrepresented Japans position mlssion for the Coolidge 500000 Iroops along the Manchuu j kuoSibcrian border opposite I nearly 1000000 Russian soldiers United States Ambassador Jo seph C Grew conferred for more than two hours with Japanese Foreign Minister Tcijiro Toyoda amid an atmosphere of tension in to pick up about 100 Americans who de sire to leave Japan The Japanese action was de scribed as based on a desire to avoid a sensational evacuation procedure which mighl arouse the American people Ossian Man Is 2nd to Die as Result of The Times warned Iran to heed the British and Russian notes j against alleged naxi intrigues which might compromise the j country as Germany did in the i World war i received by local police and they McNutt Urges Support for U S Foreign Policy SOUTH BEND Ind British from most of central and al Security Administrator Paul southern Persia in but in were able to drive colonies of I admittedly had i low few clues to fol COMKDIANS MOTHER DIES BEVERLY HILLS Cal Mrs Elizabeth Fraser Lloyd 71 mother of former film comedian Harold Lloyd died at her home V McNutt said Sunday night that the nation was close to war be cause of the foreign policy of Ihe axis mUions and not because of administration policy He told the cooperation with a Britishor ganized Persian force and with the aid of Russian troops the Per Irtdiana state American Legion j convention that the nation must unite behind the administration because the course is sel Watchman Is Tied to Post Fatally Beaten CHICAGO Hct nian 15 a watchman was beaten lo death in a northwest side fur niture factory Sunday night after police theorized disgruntled bur glars had tied him to a post and attacked him when they failed to find any money in the companys safe Hctman father of two chil dren had been strapped to the post with rope the Japanese capital Their discussion described as of the utmost importance UIJSSIANS COUNTEK ATTACK IN UKKAINK Fierce Russian counterattack were reported Monday to have saved a Ukraine city identified as Kiev the with 20000 Germans killed nnd wounded after they had advanced within five miles of the town then were thrown back MY lo eight miles Red army troops still were ad vancing soviet dispatches saifl AUSTIN Minn U o hitting savagely at the injithern Kleppe 27 Ossian died in a hos flank r fhc German wedge into lhc Ukraine On lhc central front Marshal Scmcon Tiimishcnkos defend ers of the road to Moscow were reported to have repulsed other nazi columns in largeseals counterattacks Ncar a cily identified only as M lhc Ger losses were mil al 5001 men T h e Russians acknowledged lhat iiuzi troops knifing across the heart ol the southern Ukraine had captured the big port of Niko laev BO miles northeast of Odessa but declared that the citys ship been blown up in the pilal here Monday the second victim of an automobile crash Saturday night at a county road intersection 14 miles northwest of Oliver Fink 31 Rose Creek farm hand died shortly after the Seven persons were injured in Germans nnd their supporters I lhc collision Bernard Ehier i5 West Union Iowa suffered a se verely injured back his wile who Sheriff Ira Syck said was driving severe bruises son Ger ald 5 head laceration Mrs Otto Kleppe possible internal injuries withdrawal old fractured leg James Ruble 25 Moscow cuts on face and Robert Bawek Moscow fractured IOXVAV HEADS EAGIES MILWAUKEE VP The Fra ternal Order of Eagles which closed its national convention here Monday chose George Tank of Davenport Iowa as grand worthy president He was also chosen one of five trustees As president Tank succeeds Charles P McCann of Newark N J sian government regained con trol A broadcast by Tass quoted Ankara reports as saying that i nose Germany was demanding air Mrs Ehler and her son Gerald bases and aviation fuel in Iran left the hospital Sunday niht and planning overthrow of the i Uubcl and Bawck were government It said German wilh Fink while the others were agents had filtered into the Iran in the Ehlnr car ian army and more were coming i Sheriff Ira Syck said tall weeds vasion armies apparently had via Istanbul to headquarters at i pnd corn obscured vision of the j launched a major new offensive i in the north driving from Estonia toward Leningrad Sovicl official also admitted the fall of Krivoi Rog rich iron ore center 100 miles northeast of Nikolaev which the Germans claimed last week Will the 1200mile bittlefront from the Bailie to I lie Black sea riding aflame in oilier night long fighl ing authoritative quarters in London said Adolf Hitlers in drivers al the intersection Tabriz Officials would not discuss the possibilily of a military move on Iran but it was recalled that For eign Secretary Anlhony Eden told Ihe house of commons Aug 7 that middle easl forces were being i strengthened for their next for1 MASON Cm Partly cloudy and Weather Report FORECAST ward blow Members of a bucket brigade are shown standing ready for further duty after they had doused a blaze which caused the death of Mrs Heiko Thoren and the critical burning of her daughter Edna Saturday after noon The farm home 3 miles south of Mason City is known as the Chevrolet farm Tha blaze resulted Mrs Thoren poured kerosene into a kitchen range lock photo Kayenay 6 CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE Explosion of Soot in Coal Stove Causes Flames at Farmhouse PUNXSUTAWNEY Pa children ranging in age from two to 11 years perished early Monday as flames destroyed their farm house at Grange near this western Pennsylvania community Merle Bush 17 father of the children and a WPA worker re ported the fire started from an explosion of soot in a coal stove which he was firing Bush his wifeand two other children es caped from the home The victims were trapped in an upstairs bedroom copier Monday night becoming fair Tuesday IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday coolei north and west Monday nifihl MINNESOTA Fair lo partly i cloudy Monday night and Tiles j day cnolcr Monday night i j IN MASON CITY i GloueGazctlo weather statistic Maximum Sunday i5 i Minimum Sunday nighl AH At 8 a m Monday fi5 Rain 13 inch YFAR AGO Maximum Rl Minimum 7n rrecipiiation K The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday Rain 05 ii YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 7f SO London advices said Hie Len ingrad thrust was timed wilh the withdrawal of Marshal Se mcon Hudycnnys red armies in Ihe south where they were lak inff P a new defense line alone lhc mile wicir Dnieper river These quarters cslimalcd Hie German attackiiiK force in the Ukraine at mnrc than 1500000 troops including 10 lo 50 infan try clivisitms four to six ar mored divisions and 10 lo 50 divisions of Italians Hungari ans Rumanians antt Slovaks Durinu the night of Aug 17 Hi mil trixips continued to fight i the enemy along he entire front i a red army bulletin said tersely The Germans said that their forces were closing a Irnp around i the Black sea nor of Odessa normal population fi040nO pprt that soviet defenders of the cilv a major base of the Ilussian Black ca flcci had oniy a 23 mile escape yap between Odessa and the Bug river A communique from Hitlers field headquarters asserted that the soviet retreat towardthe lower Dnieper was partly assum ing aspects of a rout Reports reaching Berlin indicat ed the luftwaffc was pounding so ;