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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1941, Mason City, Iowa F R CITES DANGER Seclrcs Nazi Threat to Western tV UHlIUCn RUSSIA CLAIMS Penalized for Soviet Amphibian Tanks Cross a River 2 MASON CITY YOUTHS HELD IN HOLDUP SERIES SMOLENSK YET IN REDS HANDS British Declare RAF to Launch Heaviest Air Raids in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A German military spokesman declared late Monday that a big destructive battle is in progress s east of the Stalin line presum ably in the Smolensk sector guarding other nazi sources reported the annihilation of an entire soviet division in bloody fighting around Mogilev on the Dnieper river Dispatches from Moscow quoted private soviet advices as saying that Smolensk key city 230 miles from the Russian capital on the MinsktoMoscow motor highway was still in red army hands des pite a German claim to the con trary A nazi spokesman compared the situation in the 30 day old conflict with nazi successes on the western front in June 1940 after the turn ing of the French Maginot tine RAF TO LAUNCH HEAVIEST AIR RAIDS IN HISTORY Penalized for Protests on Draft Change FORT MEADE Md undisclosed number Of selectees were punished with confinement to camp and quarters Monday for writing letters to two U S sen ators in protest against legislation to extend the service of citizen soldiers for the duration of the emergency The men arc members of com pany A 74th quartermasler bat talion Officials said that a num ber of them were confined to their barracks while others were for bidden lo leave Ihe camp boun daries The letters for which they were punished were addressed to anti intervenUonist Senators Burton K heeler D Mont and Robert A raft R Ohio They were signed itj totglleU by the company designation and read in part The company vigorously pro tests the proposed congressional amendment of the present draft law winch would enable the pres ent administration to lengthen our terms of service beyond the pres ent one year limit Wheeler and Taft have received similar protests from Camp Dix Carnp Lewis Pine Camp Fort Knox a camp in Georgia and one in Louisiana One of Company As noncom missioned officers a regular army man said he knew nothing of the Meanwhile striking at GOT Priests but that as far as he could manys side door in supporl of the lh Russian war effort the British Regulations forbid soldiers from said RAF warplanes would launch the heaviest air raids in history ncguiations lorbid soldiers from against the reich in the next three to influence action on legls months Attacks on a scale which bearing on the army will make Coventry look like pinprick were predicted British authorities said the RAFS furious aerial counterot fensive in recent days had already destroyed about onethird of Ger manys coastal shipping and de molished an entire FockeWulf aircraft plant at Bremen NAZIS DECLARE RUSSIAN DEAD COVER BATTLEFIELD Authorized quarters in Ber lin said Ihat more than 1000 Russian corpses littered the Jlogilcv battlefield and that several thousand red army troops were taken prisoner The unit described as com pletely destroyed was said to have been organized from the remnants of five other soviet di visions The Germans said extremely bad weather was hampering their blitzkrieg style of assault Mogilev lies 80 miles southwest of Smolensk where the Germans have driven a salient to within 230 miles of the soviet capital DNB the official German news agency said numerous soviet di visions were encircled in the re gion north of Vitebsk on the cen tral front and that Hussian troops had suffered heavy casualties in vain attempts to break out of the nazi ring Sovietdispatches from the front gave a different picture citing nu merous instances of fierce Russian defense and reporting that in one sector a red tank unit smashed through a screen of German arm ored forces to scatter a con centration of nazi infantry Moscow had a lominute air aid alarm starting at 10 a m but no bombs fell A Reuters British News agen cy dispatch said Moscow had a 45minute air raid alarm begin ning at 10 a ro No incidents were reported From the Kremlin Premier Josef Stalins high command re ported violent overnight battles on the north central and south and it was indicated thai he three nazi drives point ed at Moscow Leningrad and Kiev had been effectively stalled Hitlers field headquarters as serted that German forces still were pltingins ahead with nu merous red army units encircled or destroyed In the southern theater the nazi high command said Ger man Rumanian and Hungarian trnons arc pursuing the defeated enemy in a drive into the soviet Ukraine Throughout Sunday night stubborn fighting continued in the Polotsknevel Smolensk and Nov grad Volynski directions a red army communique said Monday morning On all other parts of the front nothing of significance occurred The Russians declared officially that a soviet infantry division surrounded and wiped out a large motorized formation destroyed inn German rucks and captured others five tanks four ar learn only the selectees n e company had anything to do with in the morcd ears two planes and quan tities of guns In another aclion the Russians were reported to have wrecked 300 trucks slaughtered two bat talions of nazi infantry and taken prisoners and booty Behind the German lines marauding soviet guerrilla bands were said lo have cut communi cations ambushed nazi troop columns and raided supply de pots Guerrilla detachments are in flicting heavy losses on the en emy a reel army bulletin said RAF DROPS BOMBS ON NAPLES KILLS 15 In the war in the air Premier Mussolinis high command re ported that RAF bombers again raided the Italian west coast port of Naples early Monday killing 15 peisons and injuring 25 Other RAF warplanes swarm ing across the English channel in rivpr somewhere on river Mrs William Galbreth Dies IQWAN Kll IFD of Stroke in Mason City MLLtU MISS WHXIAIU GALBRETK Wife of Methodist Minister Well Known Through North Iowa Mrs William Galbreth wife of the Rev William Galbreth asso ciate pastor of the First Methodist church in Mason City died at a local hospital al 3 a m Sunday Mrs Galbreth who was 68 years of age suffered a stroke Friday eve ning at about 6 oclock and never regained consciousness The funeral will be held at the First Methodist church in Mason Lty Tuesday afternoon at 0 clock Burial will be at Elmwoort cemetery The Major funeral home is in charge of arrangcmenls rjoclor F Court superinten ncm of the Waterloo district of the Methodist church will preach the funeral sermon He will be assisted Doctor Paul A Peterson of the Wesley Melhortisl church in Mason City and he Rev Floyd O Hill rnan pastor of tiie Methodist church in Toledo Mrs Galbreth was born in Adams county Pa Sept 15 1873 ATCLAI60RNE Clinton Soldier Is Victim Louisiana Girl Also Fatally Injured CAMP CLAIBORNE La soldier dead since troops of the 34th division arrived here last Martit rose to four Monday with the death of Private Rus sell P Curb 22 Of Clinton Russell was killed and three other Iowa soldiers were injured in an autotrain crash Saturday night which also took the life of one girl companion The group was belteved enroute to a dance when the accident occurred The dead girl was Miss Juanita iimmons of Elizabeth La The injured Iowa soldiers were Privates Luther Hutchcnson 2 of Carroll fractured hand Leo A Buntjer Sibley minoi duslrial city of Lille in nazi occupiod France after smashing 2 HITCHHIKERS HOLD UP MAN county Pa Sept 15 1873 C H A RI T O N S1e the daughter of Mr and officers searched the hih i womnn i Sandjrs As a young ays Mondav fnr moved to the vicinity ways Monday for two young uitiv a nj4 ouiUallllJg T overnight at the German Rhine chhikers who were reported to vc of Philadelphia where she William Galbreth who ity met oi IMI utrirnan Hnine reported to uaibrcm who was em a SPinsfield Mo that time with the post Netherlands Berlin reports pictured German armies mopping up soviet forces trapped behind the Smolensk wedge toward Moscow menacing the big Port of Odessa in drives across the Dniester river from Bessarabia and closing jn stead ily on Leningrad down the Ka relian isthmus and northeast from war bulletin de Estonia A Moscow ttdi clarcd fighting Sunday was in tense but said no important change m the position of troops at the front has occurred STALIN TAKES CHARGE OF DEFENSE OFFICE At blackedout Moscow camou flaged and piled with sand bags Premier Joseph Stalin tightened grip on his war machine by taking charge personally of the commissariat of defense German night bombers were reported in scattered attacks on eastern England and northeastern Scotland Ttie British declared confi dently that heir V for victory propaganda campaign mobilizing a whistling tapping signdaub ing legion throughout nazicon quered countries had got thc Germans goat They advised the V army to keep it to wait patiently tor the time to strike The Germans worked up a countermove declaring the V campaign was their own idea with V for German viktoria V Prime Minister Churchill re vised his government Sunday for the third time since May 2 in a move which again directed Brit ains attention to the east He moved Alfred Duff Cooper to Ihe far cast as special coordinator tor the war cabinet and ap pointed Brendan Bracken minis ter of information in his stead A man of S21 C R Schildtknocht fied himself ns a veterans tralion representative told Sheriff Ray E Shenard he had beci nusscll Iowa s y Dec 3 who iclenlii in noB Ml n at on business and picked up the pair on highway 34 After riding about four miles with him he said hey held him up with a 38 caliber revolver took his money and caught a ride in a truck One of the men was described as roughly dressed while the other wore a sports shirt and appeared to be well educated They carried a suitcase bearing a Columbia uni versity pennant Schildknecht re lated Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Parlly cloudy scattered showers or thunderstorms Mon day night and Tuesday warmer cast Monday night cooler Tues day MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scat tered showers Monday night and Tuesday cooler Tuesday and west Monday night MASON CITY Temperature above 90 Monday afternoon followed by scattered thundershowers Monday night and Tuesday Warmer Monday night not so warm Tuesday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 82 Minimum Sunday night 58 At 8 a m Monday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday niglr At g a m Sunday ns 70 u ivuM and thendaughter Agnes moved from Philadelphia to St Ansga where the Rev Mr Galbrclh start HV career as a minister in Ihe Methodist church Following a two year ministry there during which their son Henry was born the family moved to Fayetle county in oider that Mr Galbreth might at tend Upper Iowa university This period of service included two years at Hawkeyc one year at Calmaiand four years at Ran dalia Another daughter Ruth was born at Fayctte in 1911 At At The family returned to SI Ansgar in 1915 for another five year pastorate A son David was born there in 1917 but he died Mrs Galbreth moved her family to Plymouth in and from Plymouth to io lt Si cuts and Donald L Moylc ley mmor cuts and bruises 11 luti ui Miss Lois Maddox also of Eliza beth La was seriously iniurecl Their car crashed into thc parked locomotive of a Santa Fe railway freight train near Oak dale La southwest of Claiborne THREEKILLED NEAR WATERLOO Car Apparently Out of Control After Starling S Curve WATERLOO Wa terloo residents were killed early Sunday when their automobile left Ihe highway 20 miles north of torestruck a bank and rolled feel before coming to a halt upside down Killed were Harold Jones 30 ones driver of the car Harold Rosauer sauer and Miss Carol Lightfoot 20 I heir deaths brought to 83 Iowas 1941 highway toll com pared to 257 during the corres ponding period a year ago 18 Waterloo Julia Goldberry 18 Waterloo and Clinton McFarland 19 Hud Rlvpr ar Invua Clti son other occupants of the car 1Mver d 1OW3 LJty V Army to A wait Orders Under Cover Pair Arrested Under Gunfire at Newton Charges Are Filed Unable to post bond of S2000 each two young men from Mason City were held in the Polk coimiy jail at DCS Moincs Monday charged with robbery with aggra vation following thoir arresl under gunfire at Newton X x The souths wenliookrrt as Donald Greiiier 19 and Harrv Sigmaii Kuih pleaded inno cent when arraigned in Die court or justice of prace 1 r Kelly at Altoona Newton police held blue Buick secian they said was reported stolen in Mason City Saturday morning j The car held by Newton police is owned by E F Vaughn of Maj son City and was stolen from in front of his place of business at 317 North Federal avenue about 11 oclock Saturday morning The theft was reported to local police iind the cir was traced to Manly then to Plymouth where the two stopped for gas and then to Lon don Minn where the trail was lost according to local officers Clarence Lowclcn operator of a rilling station seven miles cast of Clarion told Wright County Sher iff Roy E Wilson two young men obtained 12Vj gallons of gasoline for the car held al Newton and drove off without paying Shortly afterward 1 W Mont gomery farmer living south of Clarion reported two youths in the same car forced him to turn over to them an automatic pisto he nwncd He said they were armed with a rifle Then the youths drove iulo lie William Bowers oil station south of Mitohctlville and had 11 pill Ions of gasoline put in their car Ilarley Taylor of the crim inal division of the Poll county sheriffs office said one nf youths pointed a gun at Bowers and Mrs Bowers ind snid This is n stickup Taylor sair they drove off when their demand for money was refused Taylor said the charge of rob bery with aggravation was filed ns a result of the Mitchellville in cident Highway Patrolmen N c Shaver C R Hooper and Robert Olson after Bowers telephone call to the sheriff office had resulted in a state police radio broadcast recognized the auto mobile in he west prt of New ton and save chase They said the car was halted onlv after it WHS struck by several bullets main under i V By UNITtD rilKSS Great Britain in radio broad casts in all continental languages Monday urged its new secret V army in occupied countries to re main under cover and wait pa tiently until thc moment c a in e to strike at the Ger mans It was understood that the broad casts iv o u I cl be continued in order Ihat the maximum effect might be obtained in the formation of a vast secret force of men and women in German occupied countries pledged to harass the Germans al every opportunity and to remind them by the lellci V chalked on buildings or the signal V tapped out in the dol clolclotclash of the lUorse code nf the certainty of an allied vieI lory I Germany itself in 3 big scale i LONGER PERIOD FOR DRAFTEES IS VITAL NEED Americans Cant Afford to Speculate With Security President Says WASHINGTON Urging a longer army service for draftees national guardsmen and reserv ists President Roosevelt said Monday German attacks had brought nazi domination closer to the western hemisphere and that danger to American safety was greater than a year said they rccwci rrt n rifle and a 32 caliber Officers 2 calibei pistol Grcnier and Sigman will not I be returned to Mason City to in swer car theft charges since more serious charges have been filed against them in Polk county ac cording to local police campaign designed to show that thc V stood for German victory thc German word for victory is Sunday that thc symbol had appeared widely in occupied countries including Nor way Holland Belgium France Poland and Slovakia V Sunday was the official lay for mobilization of the V army in all occupied cmmfrios Col V RriUon thc mvsteri mis British broadcaster in charge of thc radio nhasLof campaign said in a broad cast early Monday that the mobilization was a complete success and that results already liaii passed all expectations A vast army Britton said now stretched from one end of Ihe continent to the other and thc Germans were bewildered and frightened The army must now wail quietly and patiently until the time comes he said The army stands ready and confident and patient There will be no mistakes We are in no hurry Tho Germans are frightened today They could not slop the Vs They could not prevent mobilization of the V army so they had lo pretend that they liked the Vs If Dr Cnebbcls the Ger man pnipiiRiuida mnislcr rkCK Vs I have sonic for him V in German stands for vcrbutcn or forbidden vcrltchrt or upside down vcrgrltung vr revenge nn Hitler vcrreohl or a ilcalli fnr Hitler Btif it docs not mean sicff rlbci Dl up the fifth verse if thc fifth chapter of the fifth book of the New Testi ment The Acts And Ananias hear ing these words fell down and gave up the ghost and great tear came on all of them that heard these There have been strong indica tions that for months Britain has been preparing its V campaign Uiroiigl secret agents in occupied countries and Ihat j addition to the symbolic chalking up or tapping out V there is to be organised sabotage against the Germans ago Ue Americans cannot af ford to speculate with the se curity of America Sir Itoose veil said in a special message asking congress to acknowledge j fliat a national emergency ex ists cilhcr for a specific period ir until revoked by congress or tlic president if Such a declaration by congress would permit Ihc retention in ac tive service beyond the original oneyear limitation on selectees guardsmen and reservists The president asked also removal of the 000000 limitation on Ihe num ber of draftees who may be in service at one lime lie did not indicate what term of service would be required Presumably ii would be for the iBody of Student From Hubbard Taken From were taken to Mercy hospital parently went out of control just res ent Wesley church They moved to their present home at 1215 Sec a ec ond street southwest when the Rev Mr Galbreth was transferred to iirst Methodist church four years ago Mrs Galbreth is survived by her husband her daughter Agnes at home her son Henry of Des Moines her daughter Ruth who is Mrs J W Van Deest of San Fer nando Cal and two sisters and brothers in Pennsylvania P Thy are MRLester Sowers of Fanfield Mrs Ed Vincent of Get Jysburg Percy Sanders of Harris burg Preston Sanders of near Get tysburg Daniel Sanders of Phila delphia Amos Sanders of Waynes boro and Frank Sanders of Fair I Miss Lightfoot died in Sartori hospital at Cedar Falls Her moth er Mrs Ixttie Lightfoot was en route to Detroit Mich al the ttrne and was located by radio five hours after the daughter had died field There is also one grandson Billy of Des Moines The daughter Mrs Van Deest arrived in Mason City after flying from California to attend the ser vices The body of Mrs Galbrcih will he m stale at thc Major funeral home until oclock Tuesday noon when it will be taken lo the church where it will lie in stale until Ihe time of services ery v draulical laboratories Five Chief J 1 Clark said He probablv stepped in a hole while wading in the stream and his equipment apparently hampered his swim ming Clark added It was reported to police Sun day night that Pru5sner had been suffering from a heart attack GERMANS PLAN FOR NEW STEPS Welles Declares U S Informed More Acts of Aggression Mapped WASHINGTON Siimner uelles acting secretary of state said Monday hat Ihe United States had information that Ger many was planning new steps of aggression against rcmiinjis in dependent countries in Kuropc He made the statement at a press conference but did not into details His comment aroused specula lion however on the pos sibility that lie meant that Spain and Portugal miKht be due for rltacks At tlic same time Welles dis closed that the United States ban promised full support to Bolivia in tiie event that an international incident arose from an alleged at tempted nazi coup in that country nnd from the ordered expulsion of the German minister there Ann Brings Home Crown Turn lo sports for details of how Ann pioamalcur St Paul Thursday ictiod of ctncrgencv Thc internatinnal situiUicjn is not less grave bvit is far more grave than it way a year ago the president said It is so grave in my opinion and in the opinion of ail who are conversant with the lads that tlic army shouldbe maintained in effective strength and without diminution of its fective numbers in a complete stage of readiness Small is it is by comparison irilh other irmics it sJiiiuld not suffer any form of disnreanizii inm or disintegration Emphasizing t h i t time counts Mr Roosevelt said dis integration would begin in twii months unless congress acted and asserted the responsibility rests solely with the congress Schemes and plans of aggre 50r nations against American fe cuiiiy arc so evident the presi dent said in the message which he personally recorded for later radio broadcasting Dial lite United States and the rest of tlic Americas are definitely imperiled their national interests Every move up and clown an across Europe and into Asia and into Africa has been conducted according lo a time schedule uti lizing in every case an over whelming superiority not only in material but in trained men an well Each campaign has been based on a preliminary assur ance of safety or nonaggression to the intended victim Each campaign has been based m disarming fear ami gain ing lime until Ihe German gov ernment was fully ready tn throw treaties anrl pacts In hr winds and simultaneously U launch an altack in overwhelming force fcach elimination of a victim has brought thc issue of domination closer to this hemisphere fhite month by month tlicir intrigues of propa ganda and conspiracy have sought to weaken every link in Ihc community of interests thai should hind the Americas into 3 great western family 1 do not think that any branch of thc govcrnmcnl of Ihe United Slalcs will be willing to let America risk thc fate which has destroyed the independence of other nations While thc presidents mesase was being read to the senate anrl house by clerks Sumncr Welles nctmg H of FlltCi a Press i once the United Mates h i formation that Ger many wir planning new steps of aSfiicssion against remaining in dependent countries of Europe He did not elaborate SAYS 1 VFAK MEX NOT ENCOURAGED prior to receipt of Ihe mes sage at the capitol Senator Van denberg R Mich laid before thc senate a general war deparl ment order which he said was designed to discourage the re eniistment of army regulars who have served for Ihree years If threeyear men are un vvvnted on a volunteer basis VanclenbQrg said I fail to under stand why it is indispensable to retain oneyear conscripts Thc war department order staled Ihat thc objccl nf placing a limitation on threeyear m ;