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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED CENTS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 9 1941 HOME EDITION i MASON CITY THI MIGHT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 23i RUSSIANS CLAIM SMASHING VICTORY Declare 2 Nazi Regiments Wiped Out Germans Routed at Prut BRITISH LOUDLY CHEER ICELAND MOVE BY U S Churchill English U S Navies May Aid Each Other in Danger LONDON house of commons joyously heard Prime Minister Churchill suggest Wcd n e s d a y that United Stater and British warships may profitably as sist each other in guarding the very danger ous waters off Iceland Churchill made this statement in a speech welcom ing American CHURCHILL occupation of Iceland and his report roused par liament to its loudest cheers since the day he dramatically an nounced the sinking of the Ger man battleship Bismarck The prime minister informed the house that Britain proposed to retain some of her forces at present in Iceland Churchill declared that the ar rival of powerful Uniled States forces will greatly reduce the danger to Iceland and that it seems very likely British and American forces will cooperate tCectivelykiresistance to any at tempt by Hitler to gain a footing The prime minister pointed out that American policy is not only to send Britain war supplies but also to make sure we get them Since supplies for American forces in Iceland on duty over seas for purposes of the United States will have to traverse very dangerous waters he added it may I dare say be found mu tually advantageous that the two navies involved should assist each other as may be France Seeks Armistice in Syrian War VICHY France UR France through United States diplomatic channels is negotiating an armi stice with Great Britain to end immediately the war in Syria a government communique said Wednesday The negotiations authorized by the Vichy government were start ed at Beirut on Tuesday by Gen Henri Dentz the commander in Syria the communique said Dentz acted through the United States consul general at Beirut after more than a month of fighting against British and Free French Fighting had continued to the last minute earlier dispatches re ported with the British capturing Damour only nine miles from Beirut and1 pounding hard at Vichy forces to speed end of the conflict Previously authorized sources had said that Dentz rejected Brit ish armistice proposals convenient business in that pan of the Britain he said not only ap proves but welcomes the United States step and as for Germany whether similar satisfaction will be felt in Germany is another question and one which hardly concerns us NURSES MISSING AS BO AT SINKS 6 American Red Cross Workers Sought After Torpedoing of Vessel W A 5 H I N G T O N The American Tied Cross said Wednes day that a British vessel bearing JO Red Cross nurses to England had been torpedoed and that six of the nurses were missing A Red Cross official said the vessel identity of which was held secret was torpedoed about two weeks ago Four of the nurse con tingent were rescued four days ago and are in good condition he asserted The boat sailed from n gulf coast port June 5 The six missing nurses are Miss Phyllis L Evans Everett Mass Miss Dorothy C Morse Boston Mass Nancic M Pctt De troit Mich Miss Helen Jurcwics South Amboy N J Margaret I Somerville Catskill N Y and Dorothea L Kochn Oshkosh Wis The nurses reported as saved are Rachel M St Pierre Amcsbury Mass Marion Blissclt Kalkaska Mich Victoria M Pole Auburn N Y and Lillian Pesnicak Al bany Y ICELAND LOOKS FOR MORE TRADE Businessmen Welcome Prospect of Important Economic Relations REYKJAVIA Iceland UR Icelandic businessmen looked for ward Wednesday to increased trade as the result of American occupation of Iceland and wel comed the prospect important economic relations with the United States It was pointed out that Ice lands ships plying between Ice land the United Statics in a trade vital to Ihe island would now come under American protection There was little comment on the American occupation but the socialist newspaper AHhydubladic said in an editorial We trust that the Americans not less than the British will keep the promises given to us a de fenseless nation while their forces here may aid in complete victorj for liberty and justice in the grea struggle now going on American warships and supplies arrived here Monday some hours before President Roosevelt an nounced that the State was taking over the protection o Iceland against a possible German attack The presidents announcemen was heard here through a Londoi radio broadcast By noon Tuesday some Ameri can troops had landed EXECUTED FOR TREACHERY LONDON George John son Armstrong 38 was hanged in the Wandsworth prison Wednes day the first British subject exe cuted in this war for violation of j the wartime treachery act PUSH SPEARHEADS ON 2 RED FRONTS Soviet Spokesman Says Germans Are Using Big Guns From Channel MOSCOW lP soviet spokesman reported the Red army lurling tank for tank against the jerman blitzkrieg offensive Wed lesday night after smashing back wo nazi spearheads on the cen ral front defending Moscow and along Ihe Prut river in the south ern Ukraine V Iiilensive fighting still was in progress on Ihc main fronts from Finland to the Black Sea accord ing to Russian war dispatches with Hie soviet forces standing firm in strengthened positions in the Ostrov region deicndhiK the road to Leningrad and the Sebezh sector south of Ostrov Particularly heavy fighting was reported from the Sebezh front S A Lozovsky official soviet spokes man said that Germany had with drawn artillery from the English channel coast for the offensive against Russia and had thrown 10000 tanks into the unprece dented battle along the 1800 mile eastern front German prisoners were reported to have said sham cannon were set up in place of batteries withdrawn from the Cherbourg sector of France For the first time Lovosky said the Germans encounter ar opponent armed with similar weapons The Red army he said is fighting back fiercely and stub bornly with the same mecbanizec weapons used by the Germans The Germans left hundreds of dead on the field as they re treated westward in the Lcpcl sector the war communique said after Russian counter blows had smashed two enemy motorized regiments probably 6000 men and destroyed four heavy and light batteries and a large quantity of antiaircraft suns The report of triumph in tru Lepel sector was regarded as o greatest importance because lh nazi advance there had been om ol the strongest of several drive toward Moscow All along the front the wa communique said the red arm held up or turned back the Ger man forces in severe fighting especially in the Sebez directipi near the border whil the Russian air force pounded a enemy columns airdromes anc bases destroying 102 German GREECE CRETE BOMBED BYRAF Fires Are Started in Series of Raids Says Middle East Command CAIRO Egypt RAF has sent its bombers over Greece and Crete now in German hands and started fires in a scries of raids the RAF middle east com mand announced LOOK INSIDE FOR planes and losing 10 Both reports of German force being driven the Lepe nrea and along the Rumanian fron regarded as indicatin he fury with which the red arm now is striking back at the enemj ifter having held up the main naz idvance on the central Moscow front for about six days Furthermore it was the first time that the Russians had said the Germans had retreated westward from any position they had won in the offensive against the red army although on pre vious occasions there had been frequent gains and counter gains in a fluid form of fight ing The communique did not indi cate that the Germans had falle back in disorder on the centra front but on the Prut front was stated that the enemy ha been caught in a counterattac and had dropped their arms an fled to Rumania These were de scribed as German and Rumania troops SIRS CAROLINE PAYNE Accused Woman Cites Aid Given Murdered Man PAGE TWO Ted Comes Through With Story Book Hit SPORTS PAGF Try to Save Life of Tiny Baby at Boone BOONE Doctors an nurses here are fighting for th life of a tiny mite of humanity i the Boone county hospital She is Mary Ellen Guenthe born June 28 to Mr and Mr Russell Gucnther of Madrid low The premature baby otherwi normal weighed two pounds birth but now weighs only or pound 914 ounces Kept in an in cubator Mary Ellen is fed a foi mula every two medicine dropper She cats th nurses relate like a robin Captured Flag Boy Scout Banner Appears Nazi Tradition Is Being Broken By DEHTTT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst Tradition has had it in ever videning circles that Hitler cant e when his great var machine starts to roll it is in The growth of this ated by nazidoms lightning con uest of country after las smothered more armed opposi ion to the fuehrer than have his uns Numerous accept ng Germ t n as in vilablc have Jowecl to nazi I o m i n a I i o n vitliout a strug camouflaged uniforms German soldiers display a Russian banner cap Lured Scout troop The inscription on the banner according to Mason Gityans who know the Russian language reads To Baltic for the Accomplishments of Lenin and Stalin Be Prepared Churchill Concerned by Revelation Made by Wheeler WHEELER MAKES FR CHALLENGE Says Hell Back Wat Effort If Congress Declares War on Nazis WASHINGTON UR Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont Wednesday challenged President Roosevelt to ask congress for a declaration of war and asserted lie would give his full support to the nations war effort if con gress acceded to the request Wheeler made the statement after the white house disclosed that British Prime Minister Wins ton Churchill had advised Mr Roosevelt that information on troop movements such as the Montana isolationist disclosed last week placod the lives of British fighting men in jeopardy Prior to Mr Roosevelts an nouncement of the occupation of Iceland by American forces Wheeler disclosed that such ac tion was imminent At the time the U S forces were enroute to the north Atlantic outpost He was rebuked for the disclosure by the white house Tuesday If the congress votes a declar ation of war then I would be one of the first to say that congress having declared war we must have unity in this country to win thewar Wheeler said But the reason he CMr Roosevelt doesnt come to congress is ihat he knows he cant get a declaration through congress Asked whether this statement could be interpreted ns a chal lenge to the president to ask for a declaration of war Wheeler lead er of the noninterventionists forces said Absolutely Referring to the occupation of Iceland by American armed forces Wheeler said Instead of trying to take us step by step into the back door the European war why doesnt the president come to congress and ask for a declaration of war That is the honest thing to do and that is the decent thing to do That would be the way to obtain unity in this country Early Reveals Word Sent White House on Senators Disclosure WASH 1NGTON UR r j m e Minister Winston Churchill ot Great Britain has officially ad vised Ihe United States that in formation on troops movements such as was disclosed by Sen Burton K Wheeler D Mont places lives ot British fighting men in jeopardy the white house said Wednesday V Several days before President Roosevelt announced the Amer ican uccupalirm of Iceland Wheeler said that sucli actiun was imminent United States forces were enroute to Iceland at the lime Succumbs 10 Minutes After Brothers Death SCRANTON Pa Tyd vil Evans Kcgler 66 kept a vigil at the hospital bedside of her brother James Evans 72 until a doctor told her he was dead Then she collapsed and died 10 minutes later Churchill staled his position in j in official dispatch to Mr Roose velt which while house Sccretarv Stephen T Early said was not it all in the nature of a protest but rather an expression of deep concern The Churchill dispatch gave of ficial status to concern expressed iolh here and at London at Wheelers announcement on July 3 that American forces would move into Iceland Early said however that the dispatch was not being sent to congress Instead he said it is being released to the press He added that he has no doubt that in a few minutes communicated by capitol hill this will the press Tho president das received an official dispatch from Churchill Karly said It was not at all in Dm nature of 1 protest But it dirt express Churchills concern and tlial of his government at the an nouncement of the Iceland movement It said that announcements such as this did jeopardize lives He was speaking of British lives He referred to the possibility that any British troops lo be with drawn from Iceland might be placed in jeopardy by the fact that the movement had become com mon knowledge This dispatch Early said came directly from Churchill and was handed to Mr Roosevelt by the state department Early personally criticized Wheelers action Tuesday promDlinir a reply from the iso lationist senator that the Amer ican people have the right to know every step that is being taken by the administration which lends to involve us in war 3 BOMBERS ARE SMASHED None of Crewmen Hurt When Planes Lose Way on Routine Flight MADERA Ca a full moon in a cloudless sky with perfect atmospheric condition three ot the armys light attack bombers lost their way on a rou tine flight Tuesday night and crashed Two were destroyed when thei four crewmen abandoned them and look to their parachutes Th third was damaged severely in crash landing None of the si crewmen was more than shake up Before their superior officer clamped the lid of official silenc over them the flying officers sai simply that their planes ran ou of gas while seeking the righ route to Los Angeles from Tucson Ariz It was the only statement they made before Lieut Col S G Fricrsou of the army depot at Fresno closeted himself with them in the sheriffs office to get a full report lie refused to permit them lo talk with outsiders The bombers tw inmotored A20s valued at 575000 each were being ferried from their Savannah Ga base to the Doug las aircraft plant for overhaul ing The flight had been made without event until the planes left Tucson Tuesday evening The flight from Tucson to Los Angeles was 350 milcS and should not have required more than two hours The ships carried three hours supply fuel and when it began running low they were over Madera 200 miles north of Los Angeles and on the FresnoSan Francisco radio beam LONDON THINKS GREAT PAUSE IN WAR IS LIKELY Huge Masses of Nazi Troops Reported to Be Moving Toward Front By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Soviet armies reported a smash ing victory over Adolf Hitlers in vasion forces Wednesday in n battle in northern white Russia where two German motorized regiments were declared to have been wiped out and the enemy left hundreds killed on the field and retreated to the west But now trange things i re happening ivcr in the wide o the Uissian theater vhcre perhaps MACKENZIE he bloodiest war of history has cached a crisis The bolshevists not inly claim to be holding the nazis ut to have hurled them back with errible losses at numerous points ilong the endless line The Muscovites say the great iai invasion has bogged down in ts own blood before the Stalin ine This view finds echo in London and in Vichy while Ber lin replies tersely that the cam paign is proceeding as per sched ule and rushes more troops to wards the Russian front If the Russians are correct in their estimate of the position then tradition has failed and Herr Hitler has been slopped at least temporarily fur the first time since his legions bcpan overrun the continent of Europe nearly two years ago However it would be as foolish to jump to the conclusion that Ihe nazis arc beaten in Russia as it is to say that vny othcr armcd be stopped by somebody somewhere sometime The Germans apparently have been held up at most vital points for some three or four days due in part to the fierce bolshevist re sistance and in part as I have ex plained before lo Ihc necessity of giving their troops a breather and consolidating their position along their long fast drive into Russian territory Whether they have actually been slopped by the fierceness ol the red defense and counterat tack remains to be seen One would expect the nazi forces to surge forward again but they have suffered n setback in losing the initiative to the communists The way the fishtine is rtc vcloninjr it would appear that Hie Germans are undertaking an operation which is new to mili tary itlemnf n smash one of our mojrrn MaR inot lines in this casn the vast Stalin defenses liy direct fron tal assault A Moscow war bulletin said fierce Kussian resistance was stalling German drives alone a 1000 mile front from he Baltic to the Black sea Far from exe cuting a blitzkrieg the bulletin said the nazis were trying n en trench in northern while Russia on the upper Dvina river Authoritative quarters in Lon don said the nazi eastward push into the U S S R appears halted and that unless there is a big bleak through in the next tew days a great pause is likely Huge masses of German troops were reported marching to the front and nazi quarters in Berlin hinted broadly hat a decisive phase of the 18 day old struggle was at hand 1 The Germans asserted thai strong Russian tank formations hurled into a desperate counter attack rrad been crushed and destroyed in a vain attempt to stem GermanRumanian troops nourinir through Bessarabia on Hie soiilli winff of lie battle front X The Russians however de clared that red army soldiers exe cuted a series of counterattacks on the GermanRumanian invad ers and drove them back in disor der beyond the Prut river The Prut forms a boundary be tween sovietheld Bessarabia and Rumania Whether or not the German offensive was bossed down as claimed by the Russians it seemed clear llial soviet troops fighting on Iheir own soil now were far from reeiinff in un imaginable chans as Uic nazis asserted a week ago Vichy military circles reported Tuesday night that the German been stalled for Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Occasional scat tered showers and thunder storms Wednesday night and Thursday BO to degrees IOWA Partly cloudy scattered showers and trnmdcrstorms Wednesday night and east por tion Thursday slightly cooler Thursday MINNESOTA Cloudy showers and thunderstorms east and cen tra portions cooler west and central Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 81 Minimum Tuesday night B2 At 8 a m Wednesday 74 Rain 07 inch YEAR AGO Maximum RR Minimum 5g The French Maginot line put out of commission by a flank ing movement thus avoiding a frontal assault against what ivas supposedly an impregnable de fense The nazi Siegfried line never came under lest The Fin nish Mannerheim line was rather badljknocked about by the Rus sians but it hadnt been forced when the Finns were compelled to surrender from other causes Thus we arc witnessing a his toric event and one that is the more thrilling because the amis are facing a mystery line The Stalin defenses which stretch some 1 100 miles from north to south near the old Russian fron tier still retain the secret of their construction so far as the general world is concerned In general the line appears to follow the basic principles of the other systems onslaught had four full days The German radio volunteering an explanation of the nazi high commands silence asserted it 1 was part of the superior Ger man strategy and continued i The world has come to realize i by this time that the German mili tary leaders prefer lo net rather than to say one word too much The lapse into silence followed voluble communiques in which it was declared that soviet resist as I ancc was broken The soviet Inch command stressing heavy losses by flic Germans reported that nazi in vasion columns had been routed in the Lcpcl sector in while Russia between the Dvina anil Dneipcr rivers and that he German drive through the Bal tic states toward Leningrad had been hailed In he sunscorched western defenses distributed over a depth great So far the nais have given the impression that they intended to smash the center in the Minsk area by main force thus opening up the direct route to Moscow and permitting of turning movements to north and Russian line south against the The Russian and German communiques have been wholly at variance in many par ticulars but on one thing they have the fighting in this vital sector has been terrific EacVi side has claimed that the other has sustained colossal losses in Ukraine the Russians said violent fighting continued but that strong German tank and motorized forces hud been unable lo break throiiKlv in a thrust toward Kiev the Ukraine capital A soviet communique listed 302 nazi planes destroyed in Tues days action with a loss of 10 soviet planes DNB the official German news agency asserted 128 red aircraft were shot down Tuesday and 201 on Monday During the night Russian war planes bombed Helsinki the capi tal of naziallicd Finland in a raid described as fiercer than any the city underwent during the I93G40 FinnishRussian war The Finnish army reported healing back fierce soviet coun terattacks atonir the Karelian isthmus and holding gains of six miles into territory Finland ceded to Russia northwest of Iake LadoRa in 1910 men and material and this also is German sources expressed be r probably true It the nazis smash the Statin line here they will in effect he at Ihc sales nt the Muscovite capital lief the reichMvehr and the red army were locked in the bitterest most bloody and perhaps thn most decisive lighting of the cam paign ;