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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 M P DEPARTMENT OF H I f T 0 Y AND A C H MOIRES IA HOME EDITION THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT AUGUST 23 1941 ASSASSINATION OF NAZI BRINGS DEATH DECREES French Hostages to Be Shot Is Threat Paris German Killed VICHY Unoccupied France M military authorities pul he lives of thousands of French men in pawn Saturday for any new violence following the assassina tion of a German colonel in the Paris subway and the Petain gov ernment of unoccupied France followed an earlier German lead by decreeing death for commun istj and anarchists But even while the roundups of suspects continued news reached Vichy Saturday of a new train wreck in the unoccu pied zone at the entrance to the Valdonnc tunnel in Mussat Plain Friday Thirty miners were in jured Police raids in Paris were re ported to have turned from the working class districts to the swank Champs Elysecs section of the eighth arrondissement A Their progress was not disclosed however following repercussions of the first news that got out In disclosing the fatal slab bine of a German officer in Paris Thursday Lieut General Ernst von Schaumburir com mandant of the city announced that effective Saturday all Frenchmen under arrest would DC classed as hostages and in case of a new ciminal act a number of hostages correspond ing to the gravity of the act committed HU1 be shot The assassination followed the 6000 Jews communists and de Gaullists in Paris on Wed nesday The victims identity was not disclosed The Petain decree against com Car Crushed When It Hits Freight Train it IQOEFENSE Report Guerrilla Army Holds RUSSIA CLAIMS Interior of Island of Crete RECAPTURE OF in t 1flrtirJ Ft i NINE VILLAGES v train standing on the Milwaukee s on vlr were injured Bob Swavner photo Kavena v iven Je r against Several persons GERMANS HELD IN ARGENTINA 30 Charged With Subversive Nazi Work in Country Suffer Cuts and Bruises in Car Accident r i ijj mi uiULTim journal Saturday although it was drafted Aug 14 the same day the Germans made communist activity m the occupied zone punishable by death because of demonstra tions and shootings in Paris French army or navy courts martial will handle the cases in the unoccupied area heir ver dicts calling for Immediate cxe culion wilhout possibility nf appeal The decree applies lo communists and Icflisls who Previously have been subject only to civil courls In lesser cases prison terms up to life may be ordered and of fenses involving military or pub lic officials may be punishable merely by fines This would imply that disaffec tion also exists in official ranks Meanwhile Interior Minister Pierre Pucheu resumed the whole sale removal of mayors and liq uidation of township administra tions nine mayors and 31 town councils being fired in the first action Charpes ranged from in sulting remarks concerning the person Of Marshal Pelain and Uoslihty to the work of national icstoration to simple drunken ness Similar aclion had Wen taken against municipal authorities some ime ago bul Ihe campaign had lapsed i ninuinmiinicaao at Ihe j ml slac 01 a Milwaukee ported in diplo tolice station Saturday I am Jat vilgma avenue I Saturday to hav subversive nazi main of dcm Roosevelt a Robert Monahan 17 533 Eight eenth street southeast received a broken right thigharid four other BUENOS AIRES cading Germans in Argentina I hitc 18 avenue soulViwcst vere held incommunicado at Ihe t illto lhc of a central p j charged with subversive nazi ac tivity Police hunted through the city and Buenos Aires province for stv others for whom warranls had been issued while Ihe German amassador Baron Ed mund von Thcrmann wailed upon the foreign minislers of fice for an explanation of the judicial blitzkrieg Among those rounded up in n scries of raids on warrants issued by Juclac Jose Vasqucz coopcrat tee investigating antiArgentine activities were REPORT PLEDGE GIVEN FDR Promise of British Aid if War With Japs Comes Is Understood LONDON Minis ter Winston Churchill ported Saturday morning The accident occurred at 1234 a m Saturday when the car which was going about 35 miles an hour hit the side of the train which was standing at he cross ing George Yuhouse IG 308 Eight eenth street southeast received severe lacerations and bruises and was suffering from shock as a result of the accident Wilhite Carl Netifce 211K Mns sjicliusetts avenue southeast and 511 Eighteen gBn Presi pldKc tha if the United States were in olve tnnciuc Wolberg president of the German winter relief fund director of the office for the de velopment of German trade with Argentina and a representative of the German railways Heinz Frohling secretary of the Argentine nazi organization Enrique Korn said to be acting lender of Argentine nnzis Jean Ziegele alleged in war with Japan as a result of Japanese aggression Britain would automatically declare war on Japan Churchill promised also it was asserted that Britain would Sivc the United Slates the utmost possible assistance These reports were taken to mean that Britain and the United Slates bad oidinjiting in the Pacific for poses advanced far in co strategic powers defensi ivc pur LONDON An intrepid guerrilla irmy whose members know ihat capture means death is operating with increasing ef fectiveness throughout moun tainous Jugoslavia and Greece and the entire interior of Crete is held by Greek and Cretan guerrillas and a lost battalion of British Australian and New Zealand troops according to re ports reaching London Satur day These guerrillas made des perate by knowing they are out laws under Ihe rules of war are constantly raiding German communications culling rail roads ambush ins small bodies of matchine troops and truck columns sniping al sentries raiding small garrisons Along with reports of their activities come increasin evi dences of disaffection in other Germanconquered and Ger manoccupied countries It is asserted that tens of thousands of guerrillas are active in Po land Sabotage is increasing in Czechoslovakia In Norway Holland and Bel gium the nazis are meeting with new troubles every day in addi tion lo their being boycotted by the people at large The Netherlands official neivs aeency reporled Friday Ihal the German aneer has most recent ly been aroused by Dutchmen who slowly and ostentatiously sip orangeade in public or stand on street corners and cat oranges as a sign of their loy alty to the Koyal House of Orange Dutch householders crowinc red while and blue flowers in heir Kardcus display if Ihe national colors Disaffection in o c cu pied r ranee lias become so serious that the Germans have now re sorted to mass arrests and oc casional execution It was reporled Friday from Bucharest official sources that men had been arrested in Rumania for sabotage Istanbul heard that many members of Hie powerful Rumanian national peasant parly have been senl to concentration camps for distri buting a circular denouncing conditions which the Germans have brought to the country It is reported from Sofia Ihat Bulgaria is seething under the surface with opposition lo Ihe Germans Ihal many army offi cers have been dismissed be cause of Iheir open opposition to German occupalion anil Ihal seeret societies are springing up daily All these reports add lo oc casional reports of conditions m Germany itself such as one Friday by the Moscow radio that Dr Hjalmar Sclmcht the German financial wizard had been arrested because of his open disapproval of Hitlers military gambles Most romantic however was the report of the guerrilla fight ing in Crete Maj Gen Sir Iven Mackay of the Australian im perial forces returning to Aus tralia from the near east said Friday that many Australians held out in Crete Investigation of the statement brought reports from Cairo that about 1000 British Australian and New Zealand troops led by a British officer left behind when the Germans captured the island had formed themselves into a righting force and were operating in the bills it was said that the imperials had dyed their hair and beards so as to be indistinguishable from vthe Cretan peasants and shepherds and had joined with Cretan and Greek soldiers and civilians to fight the Germans The Imperials and Ihe oilier allied guerrillas live in eaves in Hie inaccessible hills Each niffhl hey descend guided by mountaineers to harass the Germans in every way am busJiine snipine stealing sup plies sabotaging n is reporl ed thai Grecl fishing ships ami even small British craft drop arms and ammunition in inlets along Ihe coast for them There are reported lo be many imperials with the Greek guer rillas on the mainland Cairo estimates bat not jess thnn guerrillas are constantly in action Greek civilians in cilies are to be so hostile to the Ger mans that German soldiers re cently tired on women who re fused lo permit British prisoners to clean streets under the super vision of their German guards Istanbul reports sry that al most the whole of Montenegro in Jugoslavia is in the handsof guerrillas and that revolt is spreading to nnd Bosnia Hundreds of persons have been executed in Croatia DUKE OF KENT IN NEW YORK Youngest Brother of King George VI to Visit With F D R uu me KCV L w Uranam or NEW YORK Duke of I genterville Lay memticrs arc Lon Kent youngest brother of King Kenney of Chnriton and Frank George VI arrived at La Guardia ffHh of Council Bluffs 331nort 5nf 111Haff ft J Members of Trustees Board Are Selected OSKALOOSA state assembly or the Church of the tsiizarcnc Friday named four members lo the board of trustees Ministerial appointees arc the Rev F A Welsh of Council Bluffs and the Rev C W Graham of Kent George a airport Saturday afternoon at p m cnroute to President Roosc1 FARMER FVTAILY IiriRT etts home nt Hyde Park BREDA MLeo Ole irh io He flew here a Canadian fanner living near here cHed al al from Royal Air Force bomber Oshinva As he stepped out o llv plane a large police detail en most instantly Friday of injuries which resulted when a tractor he was drivinj overturned Ihrowin treated tor minoK cuts and bruises and released The condition of Monahan and Yuhouse was re Kda b thC The car which was drivI ing was badlv wrecked Reports at the division office of the Milwaukee railroad showed that a tram of 42 empty box cars were being switched into the rail road yards and had stopped on the crossing at the time of the acci dent investigation of the acci circled him and his party i him bencaTh the machine v After a press conference m the Al nn c i admirals club at the airport the Al Ihe ymc Ume information duke expected to be driven by j here thai Japan on upstate to the presidents Hud1 river estate unit ucipan might have decided not to push lsstratCBic oncosts farther 5 Germans Gouge Red Bear Moscow Says Russ Attacks in Central Front Smash Nazis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet Marshal Klemcuti Vor oshilov in a dramatic appeal lo the populace of Russias second greatest city acknowledged Sat urday ihat terrible danger is hanging over Leningrad and that the enemy is Hearing the sprawling industrial center on the Gulf of Finland Dig yourself in The de cisive moment has arrived Vornshilov proclaimed even as red armies defendingthe city reinforced by troops rushed from Leningrads garrison if 1000000 men were rcnorled under heavy pressure im three sides Previous reports hirl indicated the Russians were holding lust Meanwhile soviet dispatches said combined red army forces and volunteers of a peoples army had saved an unspecified city from German siege columns hurling the nazis back six miles in a fierce counter attack This may have been Odessa Black sea port which has been under siege for many clays On lh central front dispatches to the army newspaper Red Star saikl i n c e s s a n t counter attacks had resulted in rceiipturu of nine Germanheld villages in the past hours and that Hie IKIsl infantry division had been lied Star suit the Germans driven from fortified positiiins were rushing reserves into the bailie hut tliit tlic Russian id was progressing for the first time Moscow ar Knuwlctiyed that soviet women were taking part in iichin fronl line fighting in some places A bulletin rrorn the German fuehrers headciuartcrs gave no de tails of the 63dayold struggle I declaring briefly Operations on the east front continue according to plan In the past such reticence by the nazi lush command has fre ciucnlly cninciilcul with sliffen insr soviet resistance On the southern front DNB the uly she i German ncws rc liis been imitated nazi capture of tin Dnieper river city of Chcrknsi 90 miles southeast of Kiev and in island in the river at that place Extra Guards Placed at Valentinos Crypt on Death Anniversary HOLLYWOOD UR Saturday was the Fifteenth anniversary of the death of Rudolph Valentino oud extra guards were stationed at his crypt in Hollywood ceme tery mausoleum to handle an ex pected crowd of mourners Hundreds have visited his crypt every year since he died and many left flowers Two 01three veiled women in I black who arrive in limousines nrc expected to be among mourners Originally there A crowd estimated by police at ni intinocr j ur me acc Plc board directing Argentine dcnt is conlinuing it was stated nazi ai aifai ru j Wilhelm Wicland secretary of tlie German Culture and Welfare federation and alleged member of the gcstapo The regular Saturday cabinet meeting was called early for an of problems of domestic policy An authorized source said the discussion was based or informa tion gathered in Paris recently by vice Premier DaiIan and Pucheu Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY AND WATERLOO Partly cloudy with rising ten dcncy in temperatures Saturday mght and Sunday scattered after George Bcin delegate Leipzig fair and to the gobe llu mufjea goDe tween for thedeli very of funds J9ons Germansubsidized publica Karlenig Sanslcde a German diplomat whose status is the sub ject of a heated debate was or dered detained by Vasquez but it was understood that he would not be molested because of his diplo mri i iiv matic credentials The arrest of Alfred Muller gentina thundershowcrs Sunday noon IOWA Partly cloiKiy j roundu tiHindcrslioivcrs northwest nndstaff of uLol ui inrca iviulier Known as the Argentine fuehrer also was ordered but it was under stood that he was in Germany w vvas EUbstitutinS for him Wolberg has been referred to as the economic Gaulcticr for Ar ent1 BRITISH PLANES RAID MANNHEIM RA F Also At tacks LcHavre Ostend and Dunkirk During Niaht LONDON OJR British planes i and nnn and Dunkirk Havre ay night Die air IUUJ IJJff I the United States and Britain had decided hat further Japa nese expansion southward must be opposed forcefully if neces sary Diplomatic advices from Mos llje hat liussia was j dents guests at Hyde Park ncicismgly dissatisfied with Ihe i The plane carrying the extent of military aid it was getj was accompanied by an from Britain and the United bomber States i cials who greeted him He posed for news reel men and photo graphers before entering Ihe ad mirals club In June 1939 King George and Queen Elizabeth were ie ar ministry said Saturday Its com mumque added that fighter planes had attacked airdromes in occu Pied territory in northern France i Jhc One bomber was r felt ll bcc he Argent J and except extreme southeast i Sunday no decided change in I tcmperalure I MINNESOTA Parlly cloudy Sat SO COOl night northwest Saturday FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 53 fii 35 id Young Homer to Give Giants 53 Victory Over Bucs YORK bv Mel Ott and Babe Young drove in four runs to back up Hal Schu machers sevenhit pitching and give the Giants a 5 to 3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in th opener of a doublehcadcr Satur rtay Vmce DiMaggio and Maurice van Robays hit homers lor Bucs wtis nisms In Berlin the official news agency said British bombers dioppcd explosive and incendiary bombs in western and southwest Germany without causing eco nomic or military damage The agency reported civilian casualties jififl said that at least one raider hart been shot down A Joint communique by the air and home security ministries said a Oerman raider had been de stroyed over England during the nightOnly a small number oJ German panes flew over eastern fcnglanci the communique They dropped a few bombs which casualtief7 for one thing Russia was saidi to nave complained that Britain I was not renouncing in Russirt1 favor its priority on deliveries of American armaments which Rus sia needed Russia is said lo admit Ihat Britain and Ihe United Stales have been helpful in providing war materials But in neutral quarters it was reported thai while Russia had asked for some 1000 airplanes from Ihe Umlcd States only a few dozen had been senl The position conecrnins a supply of tanks appeared lo be little bcller There were reports that Britain Jit it was unable to forego de liveries of bombing planes from the United States in Russias favor and hoped for more than it was Russia was said to be resentful because of its impression that Britain had decided against send ing an expeditionary force to the CROATS STILL FIGHT TALY Report Country Js Gripped by Intense Guerilla Warfare ROME official news agency Stefan issued a com munique dated Zagreb Croatia Saturday that the Italian govern ment had found it necessary to place the entire Croatian coast from Fiume to Montenegro under Italian military occupation Stockholm dispatches two days ago reporled thai Italian forces occupying Croatia were meeting resistance The report was said to have come from Berlin where it was admitted Ihat Italy been negotiating to extend BOOKS FROM EUROPE IOWA CITY of books from England and contin ental Europe still are arriving at the University of Iowa libraries despite the war Director Wormer said Friday bojviflitiksiiciijr iui t1 iO InC e turopcan conlinent to create a dii SmVspn area in Croatia Falls 35 Feet and Isnt Hurt Injured While Walking Away Cal Nelson Adam 14 fell 35 feet out of a tree and wasnt hurt a bit But when he started to walk away a limb fell out of the same tree It broke his leg ted the government had warned Benito Mussolini that the Duke of Spoleto designated King Aimonc I of Croatia should not attempt to enter the country Pavclich was reported to have said he could not guarantee the dukes life Croatia formerly part of Jugoslavia and recognized as independent by Germany and Italy has been re ported officially as the scene of communist demonstrations against the Croat army known as the Uslachi Italian officials re cently were reported to be fleeing the country had her I DNR said the battle lor posscs siciu of Russias few remaining bridgeheads on the Dnieper was i being pressed in full fury Around Leningrad one of the mightiest struggles of the war was raging While stemming win German drives from the soulh and southwest the Russians faced a tfiealcr immediate danger from the naxiallicd Finnish I columns striking down the Karelian Isthmus from tlie north The Finnish high command said Finnish troops had reached point SO miles of Leningrad aflcr smashing five soviet divisions and cracking defenses set up by the Russians on the former Finnish Manncrheim line if Soulh and west of the cily the nearest German forces were rc i ported in the vicinity of KinRi scpp 75 miles awny anrl in the i Novgorod sector I Of miles dis tant In Ihe ftirtificil metropolis itself a vasl peoples army manned street barricades ready for a dcalhstand in lhc evrnl of a sudden break Ihrouch the outer pcrimclcr of defenses German military dispatches said waves of Stuka divebombers were blasting soviet airdromes on Hie outskirts of Leningrad nnd heavily bombing vital Iiilc5 cast of the city A total of 35 soviet planes was reported de stroyed on the ground and IS in air fighis At Our troops cuntiiiued to figlit stubbornly with Ihe enemy on the whole front a rod armybulletin said tersely fn a summary of the two monthsold conflict Ihe Russians declared that twice already Adolf Hitlers plans for a bliUkricc campaign had been shattered by the fierce stand of the red armies declared to the whole world that the way to Moscow Leningrad and Kiev wore open But our troons have blocked this way Us plans having suffered a fiasco lhc German command pul on anolher record and hewn to declare thai the aim of the Gcrmin army is not Ihc seizure ce approxmately th territory claimed by Germans as the war moved into its third month Arrows mark the course of the main German drives 1 the threewav smash at I cn UH the cen ral Lo 3 m the Ukraine where Odessa is under sico a di Wllhdrawals cast of th Dnieper river ;