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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO A OES UOINES HOME EDITION VOL XLVH ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CEKTS A COPX THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY AUGUST 28 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 277 BEDS BLOW UP HUGE DNIEPER DAM New Iran Cabinet Seeks Peace BRITISH REDS GOES FORWARD Apparent Capitulation Without Much Fighting Reported in Dispatches By UNITED PRESS Armed forces of Great Britain and the soviet union forced the apparent capitulation of the king dom of Iran without serious re sistance Thursday The apparent end to the inva sion of Iran was reported from Berlin by the official German news agency and partly confirmed by London as the occupation armies pushed rapidly forward The Tehran cabinet of Ali Khan Mansour resigned ac cording to official advices and a hew government was formed to make a settlement on British Russian terms vhich included ouster of nazi agents and safe guarding of thecctranian route for war supplir at Russia The Cnrnjse coinmum OPEve been sup erior v char Ai r at thed as meaning the e V ine ctto the invad ers y Ma lid that Iran leringiye up be TIS to bat into her had cause she K tle home and chf Roosevelt was yicesAry to the aggression In London it was agreed that hostilities seemed end although there Suspicion on the part of Britain that tnT governmental change might turn out to be a trick The British pointed out that the Iran army had been fuliy mo bilized and that the crown prince was reported in command Tur kish sources reported that the BritishRussian advance had been approved by the United States The consolidation of the Brit ishRussian hold on strategic parts of Iran such as the oil fields and the railroads would be designed to bolster the entire Asia Minor defense chain against the axis and to keep Turkey which had been alarmed by the aggression in friendly terms with Britain CHARGE F R KNEW OF IRAN INVASION BERLIN sources said Thursday that Iran had capit ulated to the BritishRussian ad vance because when a gangster attacks you in your house it is obviously foolish lo attempt to de fend yourself if you have no weapons That would only mean letting yourself be murdered needlessly it was added by authorized sources The Deutsche Diplomafische Polittischc Korrespondenz charged that President Roose velt had knowledge in advance of the invasion of Iran and was a confederate of the Brilish bolshevisl Mr Roosevelt condoned the plans because Iran offered the only open line for war shipments to Russia it was added Never was the doublefaced OCCUPATION BY More Than 300 Arrested in MA7IC ncPI ftDC Roundup of Vichy Enemies utULHnt Laval and Deat Are Seriously III After Shooting at Versailles VERSAILLES German Occu pied France of Germanoccupied France made a sweeping roundup of enemies to the regime Thursday in the wake of the LavalDeat assassination attempt and by midafternoon had placed more than 300 persons in protective custody some of them from the very ranks of the newly mobilized antibolshevist legion In Paris the first three so called communists to be convicted by special courts were executed They were condemned to death Wednesday for alleged misdeeds not connected with the Laval shooting X f Authorities apparently feared that the antibolshevist legion formed to fight Russia alongside Germany contains many more members who like Pierre Lavals youthful assassin Paul Colette had joined purposely to be able to get at the French leaders favoring strong collab oration with Germany Thursdays arrests were made in Paris and Versailles while both Laval and Marcel Deat lay ser iously ill in hospitals with grave bullet wounds in their bodies Colette a ship staker and ac knowledged de Gaullist was rushed toward trial before one of the special anticommunist courts just set up by the French In formed circles said the opening of the trial was a matter of hours These said also that it was evi aehrthaf cpletie hsabecn pusheci into the attack by communist de Gaullist free French ele ments It was at n mobilization of ilii very legion Wednesday that Co lette posing ns a recruit shot the pronazi Laval Marcel Deat old time appcaser and two other The redheaded Colette mean while frankly told an investi gating magistrate Thursday morning that he was a follower of General Charles de Gaulle and that he was very gha he had nit the collaborationist politi cians Doctors were hopeful they could save the lives of both Laval and JJeat who were gravely wounded in Pans outright opposition elements were being rounded up in what were called preventive ar resls m order lo keep the Ver sailles Ehooling from serving as a signal foi general disorder Wed nesday one of the new anticom munist courts in Paris pronounced Jte first three death sentences as the result of many hundreds of recent arrests Here in Versailles a heavy guard was thrown abeut the bar racks where the shootings oc curred and in the early morning hours three anticommunist le gionnaires were taken into cus Thcy were carrying revolvers of the same type which Colette had stuck in his leather belt M AKCEL DEAT Condition serious Japanese Prime Minister Sends Message to F R BULLETIN WASHINGTON Presi ent Roosevelt is undertaking personal negotiations with the Japanese ambassador on differ ences between this country and Japan in the tense far eastern situation Secretary of State Cordeli Hull revealed Thurs day hypocrisy of the Roosevelt policy Boy 3 Tumbles 2 Stories in Elevator Shaft Badly Injured more plainly the for S Dak eign office organ said He was prepared to use the consequences of this cowardly invasion for his own war material transactions and became an accessory to an act of aggression The official German news agency DNB said that the Iran governments decision to cease re sistance had been taken at a spe cial session of the new cabinet OCCUPATION OPERATIONS CONTINUING STEADILY i LONDON UR Resistance to floors the BritishRussian occupation of Physicians Iran was fading Thursday and it was expected that a new cabinet formed at Tehran would agree quickly to a peaceful seltlemcnt ousting German agents and pro tecting the near east war supply with the soviet union The resignation of the Iran cab inet of Prime Minister Ali Khan Mansour and formation oj a new government was reported to have completed preparations for the settlement although an official explanation of the situation was withheld and the occupation op erations proceeded steadily Unofficial reports said that Iranian army had been told o cease resistance J U Three year old Bobby Collins was I in serious condition Thursday from injuries received when he plunged two stories down an ele xalor shaft in an apartment build ing The boy became squeezed be tween two doors at the third floor elevator entrance in the buildin He clung to a 10inch ledge mo mentarily as the elevator car de scended to the ground floor but lost his grip and fell lo the top of the car striking a trip which stopped the carriage between two fractured Radio Interviews With Sports Winners Are Banned From France VICHY France sports heroes no longer will be allowed to step up to the micro phone and say Hello mom Im glad I won Jean Borotra former French tennis star and Vichys director of sports banned radio interviews Thursday with winners of ath letic events on grounds they hurt the dignity of sport r al Tries age from ja panese prime minister to President Roosevelt was delivered to the chief executive Thursday by Ad miral Kichisaburo Nomuni the Japanese ambassador Nomura came lo the white house after days of rapidly de veloping tension growing out of the conflict of Japanese and American policies in the Pacific He conferred at the white house with the president and Secretary of Stite Hull Nomura to elaborate in reply to a barrageof questions from reporters nsto what the message from Prime Minister Konoye contained Before the conference however it was reported that the envoy would discuss with Mr Roosevelt the strained relations between the two countries including reported Japanese representations lo Rus sia and the United Stales against shipments of American oil and other supplies to Russia via Vladivostok Asked specifically whether the message he carried related to shipments to Russia Nomura re plied he did not think so FORMER MANLY FLYER KILLED 2 Bombers Collide in Ontario While Coming In to Make Landings BRANTFORD Ont col lision of two bombers as they were coining in for a landing at the Royal Canadian air force training school here Wednesday killed Ken neth F Davis 21 Des Moincs Iowa and Alexander F SwiUer of Pembroke Canada Davis only son of Mr and Mrs Van B Davis of Des Mqines had achieved the rank of leading aircraftsman since going into training in Canada last Janu ary He was born at Manly Iowa and was graduated from the high school there Ho was not married RAIL LINES TO 2 CENTERS CUT Russians Report Heavy Fighting in Several Areas of Eastern Front By THE PRESS Adolf Hitlers armies were re ported to have cut off rail supplies to two vital centers Leningrad in the north and the great Black sea naval base of Sebastopol in the south and the Russians Thursday acknowledged threats at both ends and the center of the vast rvnt A bulletin from the fuehrers headquarters said two red army mechanized divisions had been crushed and nil but destroyed cast of Salla in Ihe far north of Finnish Karelia Elsewhere the German high command said operations con tinue according to plan A soviet communique said the red armies fighting with Iheir backs lo the wall in defense of Leningrad and siegebound Odessa were battling fiercely against concerted nazi assaults Throughout the night the Rus sians said heavy fighting raged in the Kingisepp sector 75 miles southwest of Leningrad in the Smolensk and Gomel areas on the central front and in the Dniepero petrovsk and Odessa regions in the Ukraine Soviet reports from Hango the holdout fortress off the southwest Finnish coast said FinnishGer man nttacks by land sea and air had been beaten off German military dispatches said nazi troops had seized the Moscovv Lcningriid railroad somewhere cast of Novgorod choking off the flow of raw materials essential to Leningrads armament shipbuild ing and other industries DNB the official German news agency also reported that German Rumanian and Hun garian troops had smashed across the Dnieper river to capture 50 miles south of nniepcropetrovsk astride the only direct rait line connecting Scbaslopol with northern sup ply cenlers It was the first lime Ihc Ger mans have claimed acrossing of ihe lower reaches of Ihe broad river on the wist bank of which soviet Marshal Budyennys forces relreating from the Ukraine have been reported establishing a new defense line Such crossing would give the Germans and their Hungarian and Rumanian allies access to the rich Donets basin bounded on tho cast by the Don river Dispatches from Moscow telling of heavy fighting along the whole front made no mention of the suc cesses claimed by the Germans in Ihc Leningrad and Ukraine sec tors BOMB FRAGSIENTS STUDIED DANNEBROG Nebr Fragments from a terrorists bomb were sent lo FBI technicians for analysis Thursday as local ind fed eral nulhorilies pushed their search for perpetrators of a blast which endangered 150 lives hero Tuesday night Boy Who Fell From Liner Which Steamed On Lives to Tell Story LOS ANGELES 17 year old mess boy who tumbled from an ocean liner which steamed on survived Thursday lo tcit the story William Allrcd leaned far over the deck rail of the liner Matsonia as it neared Los Angeles Harbor He fell into the ocean about five miles off Point Fermin No one saw his plunge in the or heard his cries Mat left him behind Allred shed his outer garments and swam for nearly an hour Then his legs be to ciamp Again he shouted almost hopelessly for help Suddenly a navy boat loomed close out of the fog A life pre server swished out to him and hr was pulled aboard He was taken in a coast guard boat back to the iMatsonia Woiting Line Forms to Left Jcl M Mwlion axoiutc is shown above gclting his North Icwi lair ticket iromMis Lawrence Tanner 517 Qumcy avumic northwest as she ope oe I or sidewalk booth Tiiuvsflay It is located in front of the Abe ami Son store 7 Sot h I le avenue Mis Betty Mac Goer 221 Fourteenth street southeast presided ovo booth m front of Gildners 15 North Federal avenue Tho ticket books five t t d oK for will be on sale throughout this week The fair opens Saturduv or afivb Javru Lock photo Kayciiay engraving LIFE IN FRANCE IS DIFFICULT Lyons Is Considered Intellectual Capita h People for Frenc 3 Killed in Auto Truck Crash KNOXVILLE Audu i bon persons were killed nl a m Thursday in a truckautomobile collision at the intersection nf highways 92 and fit nine miles west of here Sheriff Paul gale of Marion county reported The victims j fieorgr ATrs GeorKc Iavlamf The 5mnntlisnli daughter nf Mr and Mm Dallas Davis Mrs Davis suffered a cut on the head hut the sheriff said she ap parently was not seriously hurt Tommy Sparano of Omaha r Nebr said by the sheriff to have being endured with been the driver of the truck es caned injury as did Ivan Custard these material i of Omaha who was riding NEW confiden tial sources in France Nicholas Murray Butler president of tin Carnegie endowment for interna tional peace has just received some interesting facts concerning present conditions and public opinion From trustworthy sources it is obvious that life is becoming increusmgly difficult In the maid food supplies con sist o oils and vegetables These and even soap nnci wine irc strictly rationed There is so little coal available that the problem of heating will be extremely dit ficult during the coming winter THREE HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Milwaukee Woman Loses Control of Car on Highway 65 i I Three persons were in the Park hospital Thursday recovering from injuries received in an auto crash on highway miles north of Rockwell Wednesday aft eriinnn near the Wesley Hunt farm Morale is still good and priva tions are courage withstand nuiienai in uniu difficulties the intellectual lire is with Spnrnno continuing and it is expected that Lnyland was driving the Anth soon there will be an increased j bon car the sheriff said ami lie activity in the operation of the grovip was Roing lo a funerr University of Paris t is reported j that the number of students there is as sreat as in 1938 Some or the theaters in Paris for lack of patronage there have moved In country districts Others are pre paring to reopen Of the important reviews hardly any are now being j published except the Revue dcs Deux Mondcs which is now lo cated at Royat Pup de Dome auto serious scalp m Lyons is considered to be the in tellectual capital of France There is of course much discon tent which is kept beneath the BULLETINS BFIUIN M Som Glr man troops am within 52 miles of Leningrad a German spokes man said late Thursday HELSINKI UP Finnish troops were reported expecting the fill of Viipuri nl any hour LVHI is JMJU ucnciiin me surface by rigid control by those hc ri11 Viipuri nl any hour in charge of the occupation night It was admitted which the French police are however that the Russians wcrc nKliffnH A fishtinf lirlfL fnvinnrlir inrl obliged lo cooperate Mountbatten Takes Illustrious Command ABOARD IS M S ILLUSi TRIOUS Lord Louis j Mountbatten cousin of Kins nKn uommissar s A Lnzov Ocorgc VI of England and one of sky Thursday niRht denied Ocr Great Britains most distinguished I man claims of the capture fighting back furiously and had blown up the locks of the Saima canal which was described as the citys life line Five more vil lages just north of Viipuri were taken by the Finns MOSCOW UR VkreFor Gommissar S A Iorov naval officers formally took com mand of the repaired aircraft car Her Illustrious Thursday morning in a colorful ceremony aboard tho ships dock nnicprnpctrnvsk in dustrial cily on the Dnieper and said hat all to cut he Moscowlycnhifrad railway had failed CENTRALIA 111 liP Their war frighten a mouse A babys hand could crush a dozen But mos quitoes Thursday have Centralia crying uncle Fourteen husky managers municipal Softball teams Thurs day night voled to forfeit the rest ol the seasons games to the in third team at evcrv unless theres an early frost Only the weather they agreed could stop the mosquitoes Human efforts to play out the schedule by spraying players and spectators with manmade insectide was partly successful but abandoned because of the cost This was Ihe latest of a series of triumphs for the invading in After McwpiitoBBtz sect army The skeelcrs became vicious in July Although large they have no equal in negotiating screens One farmer near town aban doned an attempt to harvest his truck garden crops because the mosquitoes drove him out of the field Milk production was re duced becaiise other farmers had to keep their cows in barns The city swimming pool closes prematurely at 7 p m because bathers provide too tender a bite Drug stores long ago sold out of chemical repellanls As a last resort the town tried to nip the mosquitoes at their the swamp where they breed But the infects blitz won there too They routed the i laborers in three hours IMI iiiiny lones of Milwau kee Wis Ihc driver nf th mobile received wound Frank of Sheffield a passenger suffered a broken shoulder and serious spine in jury Mrs Sidney WyUorney C20 South President avenue received a broken arm The attending physician said thai Mrs Jones and Mrs Wvbor ney would probably be released from the hospital Thursday j The accident occurred when a j wheel of the automobile caught on i the edge of the concrete roadway at the shoulder In setting the car I back on the highway the driver lost control the oar swung across I the road back again went into i the ditch crashed over on one 1 side and then bounced back into an upright position An officer from the sheriffs of fite and the Meyer ambulance i were called A passing motorist look the two women to the hos pital and the ambulance look Mr K n a p Damage to the car amounted lo approximately S2GO Weather Report FORECAST MASON C1TV Partly cloudy with scattered showers and llnmder i storms Thursday night and Fri j day Warmer Friday j IOWA Partly cloudy Thursday iifiht and Friday scattered showers and thunderstorms in west and near the Minnesota j line Thursday night and cast j and central portions Fridav warmer Friday and cast Thurs day night MINiVESOTA Considerable cloudiness Thursday night and Friday scattered showers and thunderstorms wanner south Friday IN flIASON CJTY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 72 Min Wednesday night 48 At 8 a m Thursday fil MACHINERY AND CROPS IN AREA ARE MOVED OUT Floods Z90 Miles of River Banks Hampers Nazi Troop Movements MOSCOW UP The giganlie Dnieper river darn which symbolized bolshevik in dustrialization nl Russia has been destroyed by the red army an official spokesman said Thursday night The blowing up of the fa mous dam part of the huge ruthless sacrifice ntaiic by he Ilussiaiis to keen from German hands all crirps combines trac tnrs trucks ami other machin ery and materials in the nccu Iiicd zone of the Ukraine it was adileil If It was the most speciaeuliir munifeslation thus far of the scorched earth policy of losef V Stalin Peasants and workers in tho Ukraine hurriedly gathered crops and moved or destroyed machin ery so that nothing was left for the invaders according lo the of ficial version Even tho machinery of the dam and power plant near Zapohozhc fiO miles south of the industrial center of Dniepropot rovsk was put beyond the reach or use of the Germans The German version as given out recently in Berlin was that the Russians attempted to blow up the Dnieper dam but that H uiis so big and so well built that they failed In destrov HO The breaking of the dam as reported by the spnkesman S A Unyovsky woulft flood a stretch of the lower Dnieper interfering with nazi troop movements and would creatly lower the upper river level f The darn was described as the first creation of tic fiveyear and said that in addition to destroying it Ihe Rus sians had taken measures to pre vent the Germans from using the machinery Tho dam pride of soviet industry was completed in 1832 H supplied power to most of Ihc Dnieper river industrial area and the Kreat iron ore center of Krivoi i The darn stretched in a huge curve across the halfmile broad river in one of Russias important industrial sectors in thn Ukraine It was 110 feet liiuli and Rcn eralcd 50001 horsepower for the industries of the area It was built under direction nf Cnl Hugh I Cooper American engineer I V f 1 The dam at first was called Dnieprostroy but later was re named in honor of Nikolai Lenin Jt was completed in 1332 after five years work and represented i one of tin srealcsl modern engi I Heerinji feats At the time if its completion it was the largest power plant in the world sur I passing Ihc Muscle Shoals dam The Dnieper dam however has been surpassed since by the Boul J der dam the Shasta and Grand i Coulee dams and the Tennessee valley development The dam had it been captured mlact by the Germans would I nave Riven ilcm an important I bridgehead across the Dnnieper for j a drive toward the rich Donelj industrial basin of the eastern I Ukraine and the oil fields of the Ciuicusus YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation fit fin 11R MENZIES PLANS TO QUIT POST i Resignation Believed to Clear Way for Him io Be on War Council SYDNKY Australia Prime Mmitcr Robert G Mcnzics nn 1 nounced Thursday his intention to resign Earlier he had announced an agreement by the British anri Australian governments for an Australian minister other than the prime minister to be sent to Lon don to represent the common wealth in empire war councils Presumably Menzics resigna tion is to clear Ihe way for him to be that representative Arthur W Fadden Ireasurer deputy prime minister and mem her n the sixman war cabinet j succeeds Menzips as prime minis I tcr ;