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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa I I ft i I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER f DITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MASON CITY VOL XLVII LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 17 T THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTIO ln on Police Fire Radio but Can Hear Only 1 NO 240 KQAE calling squad car number This may be re ceived almost anytime now from Mason Citys new polic and tue radio system which Thursday morning Sgt Leo gsSai xrcin u ly ny Wh Allatot is shown above at the City other ZX Schurt Tli transmitter in the central station fn tevc will oiitcei s since it will be received at the anyone may know he h police department building mam station over a separate wave band second Chef of Police Harold Wolfe tuninir in Lock nhnloO tuning in Lock photos NAZIS CLAIM SMOLENSK CAPTURED Out of Action I HEAVYATTAGKS ARE MADE ON HAMBURG PORT Ships Are Smashed in Daylight Bomb Assault Made on Rotterdam LONDON the past 24 hours British bombers have put out of action 17 axis ships to taling almost 100000 tons and have struck smashing new blosvs at Hamburg and other industrial areas of the German reich the air ministry Thursday The ships were smashed in a massed daylight assault Wed nesrjay on the port of RofJerdam in the German occupied Nether lands from which nazi garri sons in occupied countries are largely supplied a communi said The assault on Hamburg and other areas in northwestern Ger many was carried out during the night in a continuation of the non stop offensive against the rcich begun more than a month ago Bad weather bandicapped the raiders but they succeeded in starting many fires and scored numerous direct hitson their tar gets the ministry declared The night raid cost the RAF three planes and four were lost in the assault on Rotterdam the British acknowledge In addition to smashing at northwestern Germany during the night the RAF also struck at the nazi occupied French coast 1he air minister declared damag ing docks and warehouses at oft bombed Boulogne The attack on Rotterdam Wednesday was said to have been made by large forces of Blenheim bombers flying in two waves which dodged Ihrough heavy anliaircrafl fire to reach Iheir objective ANN CASEY IS IN SEMIFINALS I SFORTS DAVENPORT Ann Casey of Mason City moved Inlo Fri days semifinals of the Iowa Womens golf tournament Thursday as she won 6 and I over III of DCS Moincs Miss Casey had a hard balllc with Miss III on the first nine holes finally taking a 2 hole lcal by winning the eighlh and ninlh when Suzannes puller re fused to work The Mason City shotmaker then got tough on the hack nine Miss Casey will Play Mrs II R Staats of Day cnport Friday Phyllis Olto de fending champion Thursday scored a 5 and 4 victory over Jo of Ames German Thrust to Smolensk By DeWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst The German thrust through the heart of the main Rus n line to the strategic railway center of Smolensk Nano ed to that city has creat eo a Eiave throat not only to the capital but to the structure of the int flung the Hitlerian invaders in d 30mile retreat in the Bo bruisk sector to the south of the Smolensk battle There is no indi cation however whether the reds have the strength to exploit this nazi setback The s i tu a tion so far as can be judged from incom plete reports is that the Ger mans have driven a deep and apparently rather narrow salient into the Russian front enveloping the city of Smo lensk which the MACKENZIE nazis Thursday morning claim to have occupied A spearhead of mechanized units also is said to have raced farther on to within 110 miles of Moscow Unless the Russian forces on either side of that salient are disorganied and lacking in strik ing power the Germans are tak ing a chance on having this sal ient pinched off thereby leaving their forces in the Smolensk zone surrounded The Red attack south of the salient likely represents an effort to capitalize this position but the German command must feel fairlv sure of its ground in making such a spectacular thrust Heavy fighting also continued at Hie northern end of the Stalin line inthe GermanrFinnish drive on Leningrad and on the extreme south in the Kiev sector where the nans are reaching for the golden wheat and other resources of the Ukraine Strong bplshevist resist ance has characterized the terribly bloody fighting in these areas al though Berlin keeps insisting that the Muscovites are on the verge of dissolution The Russians have made a start ling move in the reintroduction ot political commissars into the army to share responsibility with the military commanders Thissystem was discarded at the time of the RussoFinnish war supposedly be cause it had proved cumbersome and inefficient grace of ihe position Jheir claim to have ter of horror for the general run of army commands the world over Under such a system it is possible for political officers who may have little or no knowledge of military affairs lo hamstring the military com mand One wondevs ihe Russians felt impelled lo malic this change iu the miclsl of this great and possibly decisive battle f While the Germans continue their advance they are progress ing with a tremendous expenditure of strength and materials That is a factor of vast importance to the Russians who declare that the rolling back of their western de fenses and the capture of Moscow would not terminate tile struggle since they would merely pull back behind the Urn mountains and continue the fight They say their industrial system has been so ar ranged as to meet just such a con tingency Everything would appear to hinge on a continuation ot the Russian will to resist There is no indication that this will has been weakened thus far Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy with scattered showers or thunder storms Thursday night and Fri day warmer Thursday night IOWA Partly cloudy with show ers or thunderstorms Thursday night and cast and central Fri day warmer Thursday night cooler west Friday MINNESOTA Partly clnutly lo cloudy showers or thunder storms Thursday night and ex treme cast Friday warmer southeast Thursday night cool er Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 75 Min Wednesday night 52 At 8 a m Thursday 50 Ran 19 Inch Any political intrusion tin mil I Maximum ilary affairs is of course a mal I Minimum Iff AFRICAISSEEN General Marshall Says Mighty Military Schedule in Operation WASHINGTON UR Genera George C Marshall cnief of staff loirt the senate mililarv affairs committee Thursday that the army foresees the possibility of Spnin Portugil nnd Alrica falling to the axis powers Marshalls statement was made in the course his re quest for approval before Aug 1 of legislation which nouii extend the 12month service of selectees and national suartls mcn and lift Hie statutory ban against training of more than 900000 selectees at any one time Marshall who previously old the committee that the United States is financing expansion if aviation facilities in Brazil for de fense purposes told the senate group that the world is witness ing a mighty military schedule in operation This schedule began in Aus tria he said Now theyre in Russia The machine alwnvs is in one place at one time case the other people were lulled by treaties or trade pads We clont know whatthe next move have certain we havent been far wrong You can see Spain Portugal and Africa covered very quickly Each move made by the forces makes them that mucli more ready for a further opera tion Marshall added thai Uier is no doubt whatever in my mind thai unless we prepare we will find ourselves in a tragic situa tion We cannot speculate with our security Any public idea that the war de partment is uryustifiably anxious for a strengthening of its forces is absolutely wrong Marshall added He said that in some cases he has had to reduce the complements of men sent lo island base below recommendations of the armys war planning board In most cases he added President Roosevelt fur ther reduced the number Gentlemen weve actually been conservative Marshall comment ed Bull Fights Bull Then Iron Horse A TTA t T r IOWA Spanish bull fight never offered more excite ment than offered here by two in furiated bulls that defied capture from early morning to late after noon The bulls had been brought in from a farm for shipment and placed in the loading pen at the Illinois Central station They broke out and engaged in combat with men trucks and even a freight train Jumping off a high bluff did not tame them and one started down the railroad tracks where it met an incoming freight train The bull rammed the locomotive three times and when steam was used it only infuriated the beast After the tussle with the iron horse the bull ran to the new soybean plant site where it was cornered by I nicks It renewed the attack and later died of ex The other bull ran a mile cast of town and was found in a group of trees On being routed it ran down highway 20 and disappeared in a corn field When next located a butcher sought to dispatch the beast with a 22 caliber rifle but was chased over the fence The bull was finally cornered and killed by a bullet fired by BcrV Klemme The chase lasted from 7 a m to miriaftcinoon I Is Europes Sign in Propaganda Drive LONDON1 greatest propaganda campaign of the war in winch Great Britain is vising the letter V and the figure a because U is equivalent of the Roman numeral V to denote the certainty of allied victory gained momentum Thursday a U worked up lo a vnysterious j dramatic climax promised for Some Battles SHfM HaveSubsided MEN INVOLVED CONFLICT Sunday Ai over occupied Europe men and women were chalking up Die letter V or the figure on walk and sidewalks and were lapping out in public at every op portunity she three dots and a diili which represent V in the Morse telegraphic code British planes were cheered when they flew in V formation over the Netherlands Wednesday to bomb the Rotterdam oil stor age depots Cxccli authorities here re ceived word that the letter V appeared suddenly all over Prague as soon as Czechs learned of Germanys attack on Russia German occupation authorities have been prosecuting relentless ly men ajirl women caught chalk ing the V or the 5 The British have also adopted the first bars of Beethovens Fifth Symphony three short notes and one long one io denote the victory symbol The composer with brick dust on its wing where it had grazed a chimney A third had stuck in crevices of iis lower wing grain from fields over which il had flown B Priestley novelistsaid in a broadcast to the United Slates Wednesday night Hint a great army of oppressed people in Europe was being formed in the V campaign to haunt the Germans with a cense of doom We needed a simple of allied defiance faith and liope im we found il in the letter V lie said V is for victory the symbol of our cause of our be lief that modern man can not he enslaved and that the naais arc doomed The enslaved peonies of Europe arc knocking out the three dots anil a dash I hope that very soon the Germans in all occupied countries will hear them day aurt niglil Men in passing each other arc raising two fingers separated to Men in occupied coun form a V tries turn silently toward the vil callcd this opening theme Kate clock as it chimes the hour ot knocking at the door That the campaign is worrying the Germans became fully appar PIU Wednesday U wasannounced that the Berlin Philharmonic or chestra would play Beethovens Fifth Symphony Wednesday night with Leon FuertwaeiiKlcr conduct ing and that Radio Brussels and Radio Paris controlled by Gorman occupation authorities would re lay il Britain at once retorted bv broadcasting to the continent in all languages urging listeners to lis ten to the symphony Then some hours before the symphony was played announcers of German radio stations started tapping out the Morse the signal the announcers said meant thai Gcrmany was winning on all fronts for the freedom of Europe The German word for victory js sieg Nobody especially the Ger mans kneu what was coming Sunday Iast Monday had been scl for Ihc biff day the French national hntiiEay But Britain broadcast to all oc cupiccl countries asking citizens to irait until Sunday It was in dicated strongly that secret agents in occupied countries had had instructions in advance and that ihcy had in urn given instructions to ordinary people what lo do when iic time came British pilots who raided Rot terdam Wednesday reported to the air force command that Dutch people waved in welcome when hodgehopping they tlcw close to the ground in V formation Apparently recognizing the sym bol they said people in towns and villages and in fields waved them on One pilot said that people at a bathing beach seemed to go crazy with joy and that on the roads bicyclists dismounted to wave at them The Blenheim bombers flew so low that one cut through the cable of a crane slightly damaging its wing and another returned five The V7 sign can be used in a cafe to call a taps a call to hurry up and a long tap Some time Priestley said the nazis would crack of themselves whole crazy empire will vanih like smoke he said But we can not afford to lean back and wait MOSCOW forces are driving wjth full power to break through in the Pskov Porkhov area of the Leningrad front but great battles which had raged at three other points sub sided during the night with little relative change of position a Rus sian war communique said Thurs day Violent and large scale fighting continued throughout the night in the PskovPorkliov sector the communique said v The days first ciummiuiqiie had noted great battles also in the Smolensk ami Bobruisk Moscow anil Novojjra Volynsk Kiev sectors with massed tanks motorized infantry and artillery of ihc main Russian German fully cnneil V But the afternoon communique said that on all but the Pskov Porkhov sectors there were no ma jor battles during the night and no important chanzes of position H was asserted that on the Bes sarabian front an entire Rumanian battalion perhaps 1000 men surrendered with full arms and eauinment German unofficial quarters claimed Thursday that the Gcr man army had taken Smolensk on the Moscow front and Chisinau on the Ukrainian front The Russian communique said flatly that except for the action in the PskovPorkhov sector in other directions ind sectors of the front no major engagement took place and no substantial changes occurred in the position of the troops II reported thai the red air fleet had been most unlive diir insr the night in attacking Ger man motorized and mcchanixcil columns ant blasting at German aircraft at operational airdromes close to Ilic front The surrender of the Rumanian battalion was said to have oc curred after a complete rout of a group of RumanianGerman troops in the southwest The Rumanian troops brought in lo the Russian Tines three anti tank guns 520 rifles 12 machine Runs much ammunition and other supplies the communique said through which American supplies many and Italy by way of Latin America U S Blacklists 1800 in Latin American Areas WASHINGTON A P The United States blacklisted 1800 persons and firms in Latin America Thursday in an effort to bolsternuliona defense and close export channels to Germany and Italy The blacklist was promul gated in accordance ui t h a proclamation of President Koosevclt On Ihe list were individuals anil business establishments wliicli Ihe proclamation said were deemed to have bncn act ins for Ihc heiicfil of Ger many or Italy or their nation als or in iollnlioralion with Ihrm Also on it were certain persons io whom the proclamation said the exportation of any article or materials from the United States is deemed to be detrimental to the interest of national defense This expansion of the adminis trations economic warfare against the axis nations apparently was SHOULD GIVE MEOAL BACK WASHINGTON Secretary fckes declared Thursday he be lieved that if Charles A Lind bergh were an upstanding Amer ican he would have turned bad his German dccwalion long ago regardless of how when or when he got it The interior department chief made his statement at a press conference after being informed that Lindbergh had written Presi dent Roosevelt suggesting an apology by Icfccs for his criticism of Lindberghs position in the present international situation Ive never said at any time that he is connected with the in terests of a foreign government Nazis Assert Russia Is Throwing Last of Reserves Into Battle BERLIN German iVoops have captured Smolensk and Chisinau key towns on the Mos ow and Ecssarabian ifwis isserted by IKIXIS Thursday The ligb command saici great suc csses are being prepared in a Battle involving l men the greatest struggle in world iitstory Russia the high command said was throwing its last reserves into lattle in an attempt to stem Hie lerman advance official news agency claimed the capture of Smo lensk important railroad junc tion 23S miles southwest of Moscow and the biffli command claimed the capture of Chisinau capital of IJessarabia Bo Hi towns were taken Wednesday il was said V Informants said that from Chisi nau German and Rumanian troops Ircudy were driving on toward the Dniester river The capture of Smolensk junc tion of five railroads and slai tint point of an express highway to Mocoivcame after Gorman troops bad broken resistance of Russian rear guards it was assorted West of Smolensk one German division took more than 1000 prisoners iiicJurliiig the staff of u division and also lnok extensive quantities nf field guns tanks and trucks il was added a n up Enras try preaching appeasement and foreign government namely Germany German anil K u in a n forces leaving mopping forces lo lake charge in Oiisi nau moved on promptly towarrt lie Dniester il was reported f The Germans and Rumanians occupied the city Wednesday afi cia short fight in which they took many prisoners and in which the main mass of the soviet army with ils full equipment was rte slroyed informants asserted Huge masses of Russian troops apparently constituting every available combat unit are being rushed to the eastern front in an attempt lo stop a German ad vance winch is constantly gaining momentum informants said Fleets of German planes are bombing and machine gunning the roads over which the Rus sians arc moving toward the front inflicting heavy losses it was saU The air force also is steadily altacking great Rmsiau armies rclrciling before the German tanks and infantry informants said and pilots rcporl lhat Itie Russian withdrawal has ceascrf o look like an orderly rctrcal and now looks like a flight f Reports from the front intimat ed that big German gains might be expected within the next tew days especially on the Leningrad and Moscow fronts Informants said H was certain that the German advance line were considerably beyond the ;