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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa v p NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOK XLVII PRESS AND wmg IJSASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 11 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT T1US COASTS OFIWO SECTIONS NO 235 NAZIS CONCEDE INVASION STALLED Knox Stark Deny Combat With Nazi Vessels OFFICIALS ARE QUESTIONED BY SENATE GROUP F R Not Surprised if US Steel Used b 50 British Bases WASHINGTON Knox and Admiral Harold R Stark voiced what were termed by committeemen categorical m ui uieir per nials before the senate naval fectly legal right to accept such committee Friday of published occupation and it is equally open charges that the American navy to any other United States citi had engaged in combat with nazi zen who may desire to aid the In a closed session lasting more than three hours the sec retary of the navy and the navys chief of operations were reported to have denied line by line demands made in a res olution introduced by Senator Wheeler DMont o know whether the navy had engaged in shooting war Shortly before Knox loft the committee room President Roose velt said that he would not be if American steel had gone into 50 British bases and if American workmen all over the world were being paid by the British government And this he said was perfectly legal One member of the naval com mittee who asked that he not be quoted by name said these de nials were categorical He said the whole subject of American naval operations as related to the drsctissedftaf length but declined to reveal what was said Chairman Walsh DMass said the committee would make a report on its hearing probably next Tuesday He predicted that this report would clear up a lot of questions Walsh said com mittee members had agreed not to discuss the inquiry until this report was made public One committee member said there was an emphatic denial from both Knox and Stark that American naval units had engaged in convoying ships carrying sup plies to Britain F R SAYS WORK IS IN LEGAL METHOD The president made his state ment at a press conference where the question of American bases construction in Ireland of Scotland arose Senator Wheeler DMqnt has said he had in formation such construction was under way When a reporter remarked that there seemed to be some substan tiation from abroad for the sena torial contentions the president said whatever was being done was being accomplished either through straight purchases by the British government or under the lease lend act It was then lie went on to say he would not be surprised if Americans were working for Ihe British all over the world and American sleel was being used in bases from Canada o South Africa and God knows where Mr Roosevelt had no comment on the suggestion of Wendell L Willkie that American bases be established in the British Isles Wheeler had asserted that car goes of materials already had been land for States naval bases waou ui uuij a Luiiuiuuij ui tm iveii lie IS too yield of that size would be the deeply committed to the attack sixth largest crop since 1909 Carl predicted an acre yield of 5S bushels four bushels above the Jaly 1 prospects a year ago and a record July 1 forecast The 1840 harvested crop totaled for iwlllltl ILpUU nearly 14 lican congressman and widely T1 otal known Corydon attorney who ndicated by the Juiy I estimate for died Wednesday night after a tms years illness Y Say Theyve Hired U S Workers LONDON The foreign of fice said Friday some technicians and laborers from the United States are engaged in connection with certain works that are pro ceeding in northern Ireland All these however are di employes of the British government t h e statement added They had entered into employ ment in exercise of their per British cause to engage themselves in Britain The foreign office also asserted that what it called reports current in New York that the United States is establishing an air base in northern Ireland are not borne out by information available in London The statement was issued after London evening newspapers had frontpaged reports under a New York dateline of construction of a naval and air base by 400 techni cians It was the first official con firmation that American techni cians and laborers were engaged on a British construction proj ect but its nature was not dis closed Informed sources said tfiey had no authority to disclose how many men were working on it or how long they had been engaged Win rish Popularity BELFAST Northern Ireland if Techniciansxand w o r k e r s from the United States are en gaged on a construction project oE an undisclosed nature in northern Ireland People of northern Ireland which is sharing in Britains war against Germany have given many evidences of the popularity of the Americans Hands are buying copies of The Star Spangled Banner to play in their honor The Ameri cans spend their money freely and some are said o have hand ed out pound notes for tips mis taking them for dollar bills 55 The United Slates contingent celebrated the Fourth of July by going to Dublin the capital of neutral Eire Establishment of United States bases in this part of Britain may be nearer than is realized the Northern Whig and Belfast Post said Friday in an editorial Informed sources declared however they had no knowledge of any construction under way Apparently referring to com ment in the United States on the prospect of navnl and air bases the Belfast newspaper said it is unfortunate that such premature revelations whether true or not should be made across the Atlan tic Wendell L Willkie after a conference with President Roose velt Wednesday suggested estab lishment of American bases in northern Ireland and Scotland but said he was speaking on his own responsibility The statements of Senators Wheeler and Taft were considered surprising by informed Belfast sources It is a matter for the British government but there is not Ihe slightest doubt that America would have an enthusiastic wel come in what Herbert Morrison British home secretary called a few days ago this ferociously loyal part of the British Isles BIG CORN YIELD IS PREDICTED Carl Forecasts 52 Bu an Acre for Iowa on July 1 Conditions DES MOINES statistician Leslie M Carl Thurs by Britain and America which A number of senate day forecast an Iowa com crop will strike resounding blows at however sent congratulatory mes this year of 474292000 bushels on the enemys land air and sea sages or went to his officT fo the basis of July I condition A power in the west whilo 1icv vm 11 10 ot mings trie senaior n Another newspaper the Belfast attending to personally birthday celebrati ot planned power in the west while he is too wish him well on Russia to employ his full strength elsewhere EVANS FUNERAL HELD CORYDON serv ices were to I n Germans Soy BRITISH BLAST INVASIONCOAST IN 7 HOUR RAID Watchers on Dover Coast See Huge Fires Hear Heavy Gunfire LONDON great fleet of m mu vaau Lcunijuign British bombing planes blasted in ol1 the eastern front they will vasion coast ports for than have gone a long way toward win Virmic rlmiinr llin niuli t i J Tin iriJlrnl 1 r n y Mighty Drive SERVICE SAYS HALT IS BRIEF CaPUal WhitC RUS Reds Treat Nazi Flyer War in Syria Continues to Sputter Ahead BULLETIN VICHY France fht French government Friday re jected British armistice condi tions to end the war in Syria and fighting will continue The Vichy government is eiv ing Gen Henri Dentz he French commander in Syria a free hand it was stated BY UNITED PRESS The war in Syria sputtered along Friday amid charges and counter charges as to responsi bility for its continuance despite armistice moves by both the Brit ish and French The British charged that the Vichy government had sabotaged the armistice presumably at the bidding of the Germans Vichy claimed that Britains reply to an armistice request had been deliv ered only Friday by the United States embassy Fighting still was underway in Syria Press Henry T Gorrell United staff correspondent with the Britisli before Beirut in a dispatch written Thursday told how the French had opened up with cannon and guns instead of sending up a white flag Thurs day morning as had been ex pected After waiting some hours the British replied heavily Thurs day afternoon lie reported Ankara reported that a group of 10 or 12 French ships had ar rived at Alexandretla from Syria and had been interned Several hundred soldiers were aboard the ships it was said The Turks be lieied the British would demand that the French surrender uncon ditionally unless they quickly ac cept the armistice terms Morris With Longest Continuous Record in Senate Is Now 80 WASHINGTON was just an ordinary working day for Senator George W Norris of Nebraska Thursday on his BOth birthday The whitehaired independent erect and looking physically fit planned to work as usual at his office where as one of his aides put it there arc always plenty of things the senator insists on anally celebration was Posse Closes In on FigureIts Scarecrow s sheriffs posse charged with attacking another in on a fi Members approached cau Russian sources described this picture as showing a captured German flyer center receiving treatment from a Russian army surgeon This picture is another test trans mission by radio from Moscow to New York DISAGREE IN DRAFT CHANGES Senate and House Differences to Be Argued in Committee WASHINGTON more than a months debate the house and senate found them selves in disagreement Friday on legislation for the discouragement of defense strikes and for giving deferment from military training to selective service registrants over 28 years old Indications were that some com promise would be hammered out in committee with the selective service proviso of the dualpur pose bill promising to be the easier job The outlook on the strike con trol portion of the measure was more uncertain for the house on four separate bipartisan roll calls Thursday voted down the antistrike clauses which llie house committee haa substituted for those previously approved by the senate All that was left in The dual measure when it finally passed 345 to 17was its first paragraph providing for mandatory defer ment from military training of July On this particular point the bill only that the president be eiven tioualy putob drawn The figure discretionary authority to defer never moved H was a scarecrow men of such ages Think Nazis to Engage in All Out Assault By DEW1TT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst LONDON mighty new German offensive aimed at over whelming results is under way in j Russia it was reported reliably j Friday j An offensive pointed at Mosi cow Leningrad and Kiev is to be backed with the full might of Adolf Hitlers mechanized divit iions according to these reports One neutral source said that if Htlcl 5 invasion armies nuuiu saia mat it Driving eastward into Russia from me Germans push as far in the the BialystokMinsk sector have next 10 days as they did in the conic to a standstill in several 7i hours during the night in one of the greatest raids of the war while heavy planes of the bomber command rained bombs over a wide area of the German industrial Rhineland British planes swept over the Dover Straits at midnight in bright moonlight over a channel haze to blast the invasion coast centering on the 20mile stretch between Boulogne and Calais The bombing continued until after a m There was an almost continuous roar of explosions and bombs of especially powerful type seemed to explode far inland in French occupiedterritory Watchers on the Dover coast saw great fires blaz ing despite the haze in the Boulogne area and a thunderous gun fire indicated that he Ger mans had put every weapon they could bring to bear into action The gun fire was like rolling thun der Tor hours People were rocked as they lay in bed unable to sleep It was estimated that almost 20000 tons of German shipping was sunk in a concentrated Brit ish raid on shipping at Le Havre and Cherbourg Wednesday after noon Thirteen German Mcsser schmitt fighter planes were downed during British sweeps over occupied France Nine British planes were lost The pilot of one was saved The British planes bombed docks and dockside buildings and gun emplacements as well as shipping in the Le HavreCher bourg raid The air ministry said that the attack was the strong est and most successful yet made defended German and home security on heavily held ports The air ministries said German overnight raids on Britain were on a small scale A few German plincs bombed eastern and northeastern English points and a sharp attack on a northeast coast town caused damage and a number of casual ties it was said Two raiders were destroyed It was made known that in the 20 days since Hitler attacked Rus sia the Hoyil Air Force in an al raids on German and German and Norway have Netherlands been raided Raiding was inten sified it wns made plain in an attempt to relieve German air force pressure on Russia and j Attribute Stop to Need for Clearing Wreckage Away From Red Roads By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS first seven of the vast campaign ning the initial campaign of the Russian war The depth of their drives in the first thrusts toward Moscow and Kiev the Russian Ukraine capital was estimated by observers here at about 120 miles A rest period for the German forces after H days of very hard fighting now has ended this source said The hall came because of two reasons lie added difficulty of supply and exhaustion of tank troops but now the nazis will throw everything in Ihe way of mobile troops armored mechan ized and motorized divisions into the offensive Any optimism over Russian strength in the past 48 hours should be tempered by memories of similar pauses of the Germans in Flanders France and Greece this commentator cautioned But he said it is definite that Russian resistance has been much stronger than anticipated by the Germans DONOVAN IS NAMED BY FR Appointed CoOrdinator of Defense Information by Presidenl Roosevelt WASHINGTON Roosevelt Friday named William J Donovan wartime commander of the fighting G9th division co ordinator defense intormntiion Donovan who has been acting as n special agent of Secretary of Navy Frank Knox was named by Mr Roosevelt without the formal ity of sending his name to tliri senate for confirmation His task will be to assemble data on na tional security from the various departments A white house statement said that Donovans assignment will be to coordinate and correlate defense information but his work is not intended to supersede or to duplicate or to involve any direc tion of or interference with the the official German news agency conceded Friday while a soviet communique implied that the 20 day old nazi blitzkrieg has been stopped cold DNB the nazi agency attribut ed the halt to Uie necessity clearing roads Uttered with the wreckage of red army machines According to previous reports from Vichy military circles the German juggernaut has been virtually stalled for more than a week in sharp contrast to its hurricane sweep through the lowlands of Belgium Hol land and Luxembourg i n 11 France last summer DNB asserted that the halt was a brief one and declared that roads impeding the German ad vance were clogged with a mass of abandoned shottopieces and burned out tanks and vehicles Part ot immense amounts of war materials had to be shoved aside to blaze a trail for the Ger man troops DNB said For the fourth straight day Hitlers high command made no claims to new gnins on the 2000 mile front stretching from the Arctic shores to the Black sea The Russians indicated that thq sling had been taken out ot the nazi blitz and that German le gions were no longer attacking Nothing particular occurred on Uie fronts duringThursday a soviet war bulletin Red warplancs were declared U have shot 68 German planes out of the sky or destroyed them on the ground compared with a loss of nine soviet aircraft Silent on present operations Hitlers field headquarters went back to the bloody struggle in the forests of Bialystok reporting the conclusion of that conflict with the capture of 328898 red army troops 3332 tanks 1803 guns nnd an enormous quantity ot supplies The Germans implied Hint tlic mass of nasti tanks and infantry engaged in Ilic Bialystok mopup now would be turned inln a jug gernaut smash against the Stalin most continuous dawn to dawn activities the general staff the offensive had made 138 separate regular intelligence services the federal bureau cf investigation or occupied points Fiftytwo towns other existing departments and in Germany France Belgium the igencics Hitlers high command described the action in which two soviet armies were trapped as the greatest material and envelopment battle in the history ot the world KAF AGAIN KAKES CITY OF NAPLES In the war in the air RAF bombers raked the city of Naples Italy for the second night in a row The Italian high command reported much damage to civilian dwellings with five persons killed and 20 wounded in a three hour raid In the west nthcr RAF raiders smashed it Cologne in the Ger man Rhineland and attacked FORECAST iman Ithincliind and attacked Os boHrMh rS j MASON CITY Tartly cloudy tend Calais and Boulogne on the belief that the Germans had been cooler Friday nifiht Fair Sat nazioccupicd channel coast toicecl to shift some planes to j urday France The British planes German planes losses in British attacks are put at 213 against 190 British losses The London report that the over France are now on mans have renewed their Russian fouritering better planes and drive on n big scale fits the ex pilots it was said pcctations of military experts per fectly since any idea that the nazis were definitely bogged down was the result of dangerous wish ful thinking With completion of reorganiza tion of their forces after their initial long sweep into Russian territory the invaders apparently now are ready for an allout as sault on the great Stalin line This will be the first time that a frontal operation has been undertaken against one of these modern Maginof defenses The fierce resistance which the Russians thus far have interposed gives promise of a bloody conflict one oE the most terrible in history However the potenti alities of the bolshevist opposi tion still are unknown quantities and we should be rash to jump to conclusions One can only say that it will be amazing if the reds are able to hold the attack Word that the offensive is aimed at Leningrad Moscow and Kiev means roughly speaking a direct assault in the center and turning movements towards the northern and southern ends the long Stalin line If it succeeds we ulti mately shall sec the claws of two great pincers reaching out to en velop the defending forces of the northern half of the southern half Tax Commission Iowa Municipal Power Plants Will Come to Grips DES MOINES Iowa tax commission is about to come to grips with municipally owned power systems on the taxation of lines serving customers beyond city limits Assistant Attorney General John E Mulroncy said temporary injunctions have been obtained at Muscatinc and Webster City to prevent the commission from assessing such lines As many as two dozen similar actions may be filed by munici palities in other parts of the state he added The commission has taken the position that such lines arc tax able the same as those private utilities similarly operating Mulroney indicated he would try to have the cases transferred to the Polk county district court for trial He expects to base his pica for the transfer on a statute providing for trial of state cases at the scat of government IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night Saturday fair warmer extreme west in after noon MINNESOTA Generally fair cooler snuth and central Friday night Saturday warmer west afternoon slightly and central in IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum Thursday night 60 At 8 a m Friday R4 Rain jch YEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum fjj Precipitation EXTENDED FORECAST CHICAGO fore cast for the period from p m July 11 to p m July 16 1941 inclusive Central Standard Time Upper Mississippi Valley Iowa and Illinois Indiana Wisconsin and Minnesota except those por tions that drain into the Great Lakes Temperatures will average about normal Below normal beginning followed by rising trend to above normal during middle becoming cooler over northern portions at end of period Rainfall will aver crage moderate to heavy occur ring near Ohio river at beginning and more general showers and thunderstorms near end of period 350 FINNS ARE REPORTED KILLED In the 20 day old nazi invasion of the U S S R the Russian high command reported 350 Finns were killed in a clash on the northern Front presumably on the Karelian isthmus The red airforce was reported by Moscow to be blasting at northern and southern wings of the front where some sparks of blitzkrieg continued In the Os trov region o the north Russian aviation was said to be smashing German motor and tank detach ments seeking a breakthrough to Leningrad Red army aviators were pictured as engaged too in attacking German spearhead striking through the Nnvograd Volinski sector with Kiev Ukrain ian as their objective On flic mail tn Moscow thr Russians saiil they hail smashed two German divisions dcsfroy iiiK more than 80 anks killing more than 3500 Germans and taking another 2100 prisoners Guerrilja activity behind the German lines was meeting with success the Russians said The nazi high command said prisoners already taken ap proached a half million and that the Russians had lost 6233 air planes 7615 tanks and 4423 guns WILL IMPORT INDIANS HOLLYWpOD arent enough Indians in Hollywood so Warner Brothers will import fomc Sinux from their reservation in Black Hills of South Dakota ;