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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME T HOME EDITION ASSOCWTED PRESS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WIRE6 MASON CITY IOWA SATUKDAY JULY 5 1941 MASON CITY THl MIGHT JPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE JNO 230 NAZIS CLAIM DNIEPER IS REACHED Eden Peace SAYS PROPOSAL WILL BE DURING RED CAMPAIGN Foreign Secretary Repeats British Aim to Destroy Hitler LEEDS England Secretary Anthony Eden predict ed a new German peace offer and rejected it in advance Saturday reiterating Britains determination to destroy Adolf Hitler and all he stands for We anticipate that Hitler at a moment he considers opportune during his campaign in Russia will seek to present himself in an other of his occasional theatrical roles Eden told an outdoor meet ing here This time his makeup will be that of the man of peace Internal conditions in Germany may make this false posturing necessary for him for a spell He will offer smooth assurances and specious promises in the hope of lining some foolish birds It might therefore be useful that I should now declare the po sition of his majestys government in respect to any peace offer by Hitler The head of the German state stands condemned by his own deeds as a man of perjured faith We are not in any circumstances prepared to negotiate with him at any time on any subject We shall intensify our war ef fort until he and all he stands lor are utterly destroyed We are all out to beat Hitler We shall not let go until we have done the job and wel come all those who will srive us a hand to finish it Eden referred to the flight of Rudolph Hess Hitlers deputy to Scotland observing However little the German people may be encouraged to speculate or reflect there are some who begin to sec perils ahead and are correspondingly anxious and perplexed Resultant confusion of thought finds expression in a strange vari ety of ways including the para chute descent of a deputy fuehrer on a Scottish farm We shall no doubt see stranger happenings than hat before we are through with the men who now rule Germany BRITISH AID RED CIVIL DEFENSE Symonds Croad Arrive in Russia to Serve in Advisory Capacities LONDON G Sy monds former chief fire adviser at the home office and Colonel A Croart expert on shelter construc tion problems Have arrived in Russia on a mission from the liome security ministry to advise 1he soviet on civil defense it was learned Saturday Symonds is the inventor of the Stirrup pump used effectively in combating bomb lires in England It is held in a bucket by foot op erated by hand and spreads a line spray to wet down walls to pre xent spread of fires Incendiaries themselves cannot be extin guished by water Croad lias made a close study ot bomb damage effects He has taken to Russia details of the home security ministrys latest plans for shelter improvements based upon experience and ex periment The Waited Waited and WAITED LOS ANGELES Wj William Jefferson Trodc 57 picked up Audrey Stewart 6 his grand daughter for a gay weekend at his surburban home Enroute he felt tired stopped at a filling sta tion Little Audrey waited and and WAITED The filling station closed Au drey was cold and hungry Finally she fell asleep Early next morn ing the station reopened and at tendants found Strode dead in the rest room A heart attack doc tors said Little Audrey who had waited so patiently was taken home Hollywood Stars Visit Clear Lake Celebration Among three Hollywood movie actors who visited Clear Lake during its annual July 4 celebration were two Our Gang comedy players known to film fans as Butch and Woim of that series In real life Butch is Leonard 17 and Woim is Sidney Kibrick 13 They are pictured above with their sisterLillian From left to right are Leonard Lillian and Sidney The three Kibricks who redhairec1 were photographed on the dock at beach Leonard tio has grown out of his Our STORY ON PAGE 2 Third of tbe Hollywood stars to visit Clear Lake Friday was Larry Crabbe who is seen teaching Jcaii Bagrley 35 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs B B Bagley of Mason City how to swim Mr Bagley took the picture liear Frank Youngs dock in state park Crabbe is a former Olympic swimming champion who at one time held 16 world records in aquatics simultaneously Gang portrayal still appears in pictures but his ambition is not be an hopes to be a director He attends Dorsey high school in Los Angeles Cal Sidney who at tends Mount Vernonjunior high is still in Our Gang Asked about his ambitions the frecklefaced youngster smilingly replied I dunho He has been in pictures since he was 2 and Leonard since he was 6 The Kibrick family is visitingtwo weeks with Mr and Mrs Oscar Basuk in Charles City Lock photo Kayenay engraving Hitlers Invaders to Face First Crucial Test Before Reputedly Strong Stalin Line By DeWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst The bloody preliminaries of Hitlers cnmiuest of Russia are all but finished and the invaders now are facing their first crucial test before the reputedly powerful Stalin line which stretches protectively along Soviets old western frontier from Rocket Fails to Go Off Until Later OAK BLUFFS Mass When a penny skyrocket failed to go off a little boy returned with it to the fireworkshop of Irving Sarin As the boy handed the rocket to Sarin and asked for his money back the rocket hissed ominously and When the last pinwhccl had slopped whirling and the last sa lute had exploded Sarin was a retired far as fireworks were concerned Total damage to two threestory build ings and the shop was Norwegians Resolute Humboldt Is Told HUMBOLDT to day is an unhappy country but the people are resolute in their determination not to yield to their conquerors Theodor Broch ref ugee former mayor of Narvik declared at a Fourth of July celebration He once was sen tenced to death by the nazi in vaders Italian Authorities Free U S Consul Clerk ROME authorities announced Saturday they had or dered the release of Raymond Hall an American consular clerk from San Vittore prison at Milan where they said he had been held since July 1 The United States embassy had sent the foreign min istry two notes concerning Halls disappearance and the reasons for his arrest Weather Report FORECAST MINNESOTA Considerable cloud iness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday not much change in temperature IOWA Partly cloudy scattered showers northwest and extreme west slightly warmer east Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy with afternoon thunder showers west and north portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 82 Minimum Friday night 53 At 8 a m Saturday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum R3 Minimum 53 MACKENZIE the Black sen to the Baltic We now shall sec whether the Germans have broken as they back of the bolshevist resistance on battlefields where still lie what may prove to be unprece dented num bers of dead both attackers and defenders A titanic struggle is like ly to develop f the red army continues t h e fierce oppo sition it thus far has offered to the Hitlerian advance Upon its outcome will depend whether the nazis are to overrun all western Russia in short order and fly the swastika from the Kremlin in Moscow or whether the invasion is to be slowed up thereby pre cluding the quick victory which Hitler needs and placing him in a dangerous position The most important battlefield of the moment continues to be the Minsk area along the Berezina river center of the 2000 mile front and the main gateway to Moscow Conflicting claims from Berlin and Moscow leave doubt as to the exact status of the strug gle in this bloodiest of all sectors but one thing seems Ihe Russians have impeded the German advance by flinging themselves against the nazi col umns with almost fanatical fury The Germans have claimed a crossing of the but the Muscovites Saturday de clared that repeated attempts o force this crimson barrier had been flung back The bol shevists asserted that the river back was piled with nazi dead However that may be the nazis freely admit the stubbornness of the bolshevist resistance in this sector ictual fighting znne but extends lear through to the English cban icl That isnt surprising for the reds have maintained their un Jerground organizations even in Germany throughout Hitlers reign There is no more thorough secret police organization in the world than the nazi gestapo bir bolshevist workers in Germany have continued to court death b carrying on their organizations all of which are subject to or ders from Moscow When I was in Germany nt the time of tbe Munich crisis I was to find that the commu nists even were distributing print ed propaganda In Berlin for in stance pamphlets would make mysterious appearances u n d e i cloak of night without the slight est trace being left nf where the came from There can be small doubt that the communist organization throughout Europe is in position to do vast damage to the nazis That is likely to create a serious position for the Germans both at home and in he occupied countries There was another significan development overnight in Japan Tokio is considering an extension ot her territorial waters to prevcn the United States from using tin vital Russian port of Vladivostok for delivery of war supplies to thi soviet It is stated that the matte is still under advisement The meaning of this is not oh scure With the initial nazi sue cesses against Russia the Japanesi me leaning a little closer to Ger to swing their ful weight to Hitler if it looks a though he is a certain winner Nip pon is proceeding cautiously however and has given every in dication that she intends to pur sue neutrality unlitshe is absolute Iy sure whether Herr Hitler hold the winning ace WINS PRIZE DIES A highly important development Davis is the springing into life of wide heart attack three minutes afte spread communist sabotage in he won first place with his saddl naztdommatcd territory in an horse in a horse show at Ih svver to Stalin s call This not only Plcasanton Iowa July 41 cclcbra appears to be taking place in the lion HUGE THRONGS CELEBRATE 4TH AT CLEAR LAKE Margie Nuzum of Swaledale Crowned Queen of Celebration See pages 12 and It for other pictures and news about Clear Lake CLEAR rare spec acle of fireworks was one of the losing features of the Clear Lake elebraiion which was attended y throngs which Chief of Police esse Buttleman said were larger ban that of 1940 when he bad hnractorized them as immense Streets were so packed Friday ight in the vicinity of the park hat several times traffic was un ble to move Streets were jammed for the parade in the morning After the parade the throngs spread to allparts of the lake engag ing in boating dancing picnick ing and bathing Clear skies and a day that was enerally considered neither too ict nor too cool made all of the resorts hum with activity Miss Margie Nuzum of Swale lale was crowned queen of the Clear Lake July 4 celebration The crown was placed on her head by Alberta loslyn Clear Lake who iad received the title of Miss Iowa at the band festival held this summer at Mason City At 3 oclock In the park a patriotic ceremony was held Mayor A B Phillips briefly stressing the importance of In dependence day and its signifi cance in the world today point ing out that this ceremony was being held simultaneously with a national observance led by President Roosevelt Tbe band played The Star Spangled Ban ner and Mayor Phillips led the audience in a pledge of alle giance to the flag Winners in the morning parade n which prizes of were of fered included Civic Mothers first WaTanYe second Patriotic R C irst D U V second Queens llf club ot Mount Vcrnon and Union LOOK INSIDE FOR GENERAL WAVELL Sees 3 Possibilities for Action by Nazis PAGE TWO 13000 at Annual Emmetsburg Event STATE PAGE Old Baseball Adage Is Eyed by Fans SPORTS PAGE Some Experts Think Blitz Slowed Down LONDON mili tary experts cautiously expressed belief Saturday night that the G cr man blitzkrieg offensive against Russia was slowing down despite nazi reports that a spear head had been plunged into the Stalin defense line to the Dniepci river The experts pointed out that it was still too early to determine any definite trend in the fighting in the main red army defenses but they said it was indicated that German panzer divisions were running behind the high com mands time table for invasion The advance may be further retarded they said because the Germans arc now operating at the end of a long line of com munication stretching some 320 miles by air line from the Ger manPoland border into the frontiers of prewar Russia cast of Minsk MARGIE NUZUM of celebration townships first Lincoln Peppy Pals second Commercial Lakeshove hotel first P G and E second Wood lumber comoanv third Seidel dressed as Uncle Sam collecting bundles for Britain first Walter Hill representing Jack Sprat second Judges for the parade were Mrs C E Lanning of Ottiirruva Henry J Liebbe of DCS Moines and Clyde Davis of Waterloo f Carloads of celebrators began arriving in the morning eager to put in a full day of sight seeing and fun Cars from counties anc towns a hundred miles away rolled in and began parking in the downtown area almost before the dew had dried on the grass The celebration realty got un der way Thursday evening as most of the rides and small shows on the midway opened up in the evening and a large crowd was out to get an early taste of the joys in store for them FUNDS ARE TRANSFERRED DES MOINES stale farmtomarket road fund wa richer Saturday as th result of a transfer of funds from the primary road fund U S Holiday Toll Reaches Total of 318 By THE ASSOCIATKD PKKSS D O Dead on arrival D O Head on arrival All day long in 35 of the union police jotted down the rou line notation on desk blotters be hind the routine Jay the individ ual stories of at least 3R lives cut short as the nation celebrated the first two clays of the 1th of July weekend Automobilesbrought death to at least IDS pleasure seekers 122 died in airplane crashes drown ings shootings and other violent forms of death The traffic toll soared contin ually as traffic increased In upstate New York a man was kilted by a stray bullot on a tarl get range On New Yorks citys teeming east side a 12 year old boy fell in his death from a five story ledge lie was the leader in follow the leader There was one bright spot only four deaths resulted from fire works CONN SAYS HE IS MARRIED RUMSON N J Fightcr Billy Conn announced Sat urday that he and Mary Louise Smith of Pittsburgh were married secretly last Tuesday in Philadel phia Conn said that he and Mary Louise have been hiding out since the wedding performed in SI Peters church REDS DECLARE GERMANS LOSE ABOUT 750000 Germans Say Invasion Forces Have Smashed Into Stalin Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A German invasion force at last smashing into the Stalin line has crossed the bloody Berezina river and reached the banks the Dnieper in its twowcekold drive toward Moscow the German high command reoprted Satuaday This flat announcement was made in the face of Russian claims that the Berezina river sector had been turned into a watery death trap for thousands of Germans and meant if true that Hie Germans were about 300 miles from Moscow fuvine traversed more than 300 miles of Uussian territory counting the Tolish buffer zone Russian claims were highlighted y a declaration that the drive luis far had cost the Germans icarly 750000 losses in dead voundcd and smash is of the elite divisions ofthe army The Hitler command used the phrase Operations roceeding according to plan and said that several thousand pris oners had becn taken in encoun ters between German reserves and scattered Russian detachments south of the Pinsk marches A credit went to Hungarian forces for their report that Kol omea and Slanislawok in a south ern sector o the great baUlefront had been captured Finnish units at the side of Ger mans were said tohave progressed despite great difficulties of ter rain and stubborn resistance The red army declared its stand along the Berezina and Druja waterways bad rolled bacl ter rific German assaults with Ger mans caught in a destructive hail of artillery and machinegun fire in the very waters there to be carried wounded or dying down stream This to credit the Russian re ports was the modern counter part of the rout of Napoleon with variations Napoleons jrraiidc armec was cut In pieces on the bloody Berezina in its 1812 flight from IMosrow Now the Germans are meeting fierce resistance there on the way to Moscow Not far cnst nf the and the waterway system to the north which includes the Druja lies the Stalin red armys principal fortifications By the German version panzer columns which flanked Frances Maginot line were rolling toward it for their major test against the might of the soviet union The center of the fiercest fight ing and direct threat to Mos cow apparently extended north TJ nm Bobruisk through Borisov on the Berezina to almost a 200mile battlefront anchored at the north on the junction of the Latvian and old Russian frontiers The Russians earlier said the fighting extended past Lcpel on the Berezina canal 40 miles north of Borisov The town ot Druja on the stream of the same name is BO miles further north and lies east of Dvinsk The Germans claim In have readied the Latvian frontier of ohi Russia after a march through Lithuania and Latvia two of the Baltic states Russia had absorbed as a buffer zone The Russians have acknowl edged a rectification of their lines in the Latvian border re gion Moscow and Berlin accounts ot how close tile harddriven Ger man spearheads were to the deep Russian defense belt differed but Ihe lest appeared to be shaping up nn tbe shortest line to Moscow cast of Dvinsk and between the Berezina and Dnieper rivers toward Mogilev and Vitebsk A Russian communique de clared the Germans had been un able to cross the Berezina despite three days of unceasing assault but acknowledged the withdrawal of red troops under heavy pres sure in the lakedotted region to the north In this sector the Russians de clared they were forced back from the Dvinsk area toward the fortification system inside old Rus sia south of Pskov and from Lcpel in northern white Russia within 70 miles of the forts cen tered about Vitebsk On the southern front Ihr rrd army was reported in Moscow ;