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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRB25S FULL LEASEB WIREA NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Cheer Up You Could Be Hotter If for example you worked In a steel mill where temperatures sometimes go as high as 115 degrees Or if you were a fireman battling flames and smoke in a heavy rubber or asbestos coat Or if you were prospcctin in Death Valley where he ther mometer hanss at 120 decrees for days Or if you had to put on a heavy hood and gloves and push a whitehot welding flame about Or If you were a soldier In the African desert where cm peraturcs below 100 degrees are cool MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OiTWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 247 WELLES JAPAN MENACES U S w Jap Ships BoundforJJ 5 To Frisco Daniel Boone Candidate for Rifle Champion CAMP WHEELER Ga Camp Wheeler has its candidate for rifle shot champion of the se lective service His name is Dan iel Boone ARGENTINA AND BOLIVIA ACT TO COMBAT NAZIS Alleged Headquarters of Propagandist in Buenos Aires Raided BUENOS AIRES tina and Bolivia moved vigorously to suppress naziinspired subver sive activities Thursday while the smallscale war between Peru and Ecuador alleged to have foreign inspiration was renewed JP The new vigor ot South American officials in combat ting fifth column activities and seeking continental unity was seen in the supreme appeal Foreign Minister Enrique Uuiz Gtiinazu sent in the name of the Argentine government lo Peru and Ecuador lo end their war and submit to panAmerican conciliation Argentine authorities were studying documents seized in a sudden raid on the alleged head quarters of nazi propagandists and secret agents in this country Seventy policemen directed by Deputy Paul Datnonte Taborda chairman ot a congressional com mittee investigating subversive activities swooped down on the Edificio Naco Germanico in which are located the German embassy the German consulategeneral and the offices of various German or ganizations Wednesday afternoon They closed oft the third and fourth floors alleged to be Ihe headquarters of the German na tional socialist nazi party in Argentina though the party has been long prohibited here The raiders it was said in re liable quarters broke up a con ference among Enrique Korii who is alleged to be the nazi leader in Argentina Enrique Wolberg who also is an ArgentineGerman and Heinz Froeling who was detained in an antiazi raid in February No one was arrested but books documents and files were seized for examination It was understood that the raid followed advices from Bo livia where a nazi putsch was suppressed last weekend Judge Ramon Vazime accompanied the raiders to overcome the min istry of interiors prohibition against raids without court warrant issued he warrant on the scene thus pre venting the Germans being tipped off in advance Bolivia was moving with equal vigor against subversive elements Early Thursday the government in La Piz announced that radio America a powerful station there had been closed down for two weeks for broadcasting inten sively nazi propaganda La Paz Police Chief Gabriel Arze re vealed that Gustavo Salinas Ara mayo Bolivia correspondent of Transoccan Press a nazi news propaganda agency had been ar rested in connection with lh putsch which failed U was revealed Ihat the putsch for which German Minister Ernst Wendler was expelled from the country intended to establish Ma jor Elias Bclmonte military at tache of the Bolivian legation in Berlin and a nazi sympathizer as dictator Meanwhile Chile demon stratcd continental solidarity by informing Minister Wendler who arrived in Antofagasta Chile from Bolivia Wednesday night that because he was per sona non grata with Bolivia he was persona non grata with Chile and would have to depart on the first available steamship or passenger plane Though the railroad station at Antofagasta was heavily guarded to prevent any demonstration ap proximately 100 Chileans greeted Wendler with cries of Viva Bol via Viva Soviet and cries lany Police brok the demonstration and escorted the German diplomat to a hotel 2nd Victim Reported in Heat Wave BULLETIN DES MOINES mer cury soared lo a scorching 106 at Fort Dodge Thursday after noon Other early afternoon readings included Des Moines 103 Waterloo 10Z Ottnmwa 101 Sioux City 98 DES MOINES JPt Towns blistering weather ran another 100degree fever Thursday as the death of a Waterloo man raised to two the number of victims of the states current heat wave The weather bureau predicted a top of about 105 Thursday aft ernoon in the Fort Dodge area after Wednesdays sizzling sun Mercury Zooms to 96 in Mason City The highest temperature so far tliis year in Mason Citv was recorded Thursday afternoon when the mercury zoomed up to 98 degrees at 2 oclock The 9fi degree temperature was that recorded at the KGLO trans mitter station At the American Crystal Sugar company plant however a maximum of 99 was reported shot the mercurv i to 1C at Bloomlielcl Ihe hottest officially recorded temperature in the state thus far this year George Trarbaitgh 21 died in a Waterloo hospital Wednesday night after he had been overcome by the heat while working on an ing a heat attack Tuesday at Web ster City The weather bureau was rather doubtfully optimistic about the states immediate chance for sub stantial relief Scattered thunder showers were predicted for Thurs day night and Friday and slight ly cooler was the forecast for Friday Cooler weather is skirting the United StatesCanadian border in the northwest the bureau said and some of it may drift into Iowa by Friday Where Japan May Move REPORTS SHOW U S Hits Aggression NAZIS SLOWED and Says Additional UP IN INVASION Conquests Planned Far oastorn experts in Washington believed Japans reported move on IndoChina was based on determination to place Japanese forces within striking distance of Singa pore and to Dutch East Indies and that a move into hulo Cnma would also put them in position for a blow at Chinas road supply line Arrows indicate these possible rcs shading Japanese penetration of China New 8 Billion Outlay Urged by Appropriations Committee Would Speed Merchant Ship Constructionto Two Vessels Daily outlay for Ihe army Temperatures over the state 1 navy anci maritime commission averaged 8 degrees above normal I including funds to step un mer Thursday Skies were clear at nearly all stations and the only rain reported overnight was 34 inch nt Burlington Wednesday nights Imv was 55 at Decwah Hear Japan Reds Fight in Siberia By The Associated Press Few details were immediately available on the reported clash be tween Japanese and Russian troops in the cast Dispatches from Shanghai said the fighting was reported to have started Wednesday cvc ninsr in the vicinity of Chancku feiiff the scene of a RussoJap anese veslpockel war in the summer of 1938 There was no immediate con firmation of the reports which were said to have come from sources close to the Japanese mili tary and Japanese army press headquarters in Shanghai said they had heard nothing of such the committee said would pro vide for a years maintenance on combat status ofan USgroup ai force instead of the currently planned 54 groups The manpow er increase ot 309000 Tor which the committee provided would consist of 152000 men needed in connection chant ship construction to two vessels daily by early next year was recommended tn the house I be created in this fisxal with the expanded training program and ireti for ne London Advices Picture Onslaught as Having Lost Its Momentum By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers invasion of Rus sia is slowing down if it has not entirely halted authoritative Lon don quarters said Thursday while at Russias back door there were unconfirmed reports Ihat Japan ese and soviet troops had clashed on the MinehoukiioSiberia fron tier DNB the official German news agency asserted that a large Rus sian force encircled at Nevcl north of Vitebsk on be central front had been smashed by nazi troops with extraordinarily heavy losses The agency snid 13000 soviet prisoners were captured Hitlers high command onre more acknowledging slronsr lo ral resistance by soviet troops declared The operations of the Ger man armed forces and of their allies are taking their planned course on the entire eastern front in spite of difficult roads German bombers attacked Mos cow for the third successive night the nazi war bulletin snid pound ing Vital military objectives The Russians said that the raid ers Infl strong inflicted some casualties in another live and uno WASHINGTON United States government j strongly denounced Japan Thursday as an aggressor in French IndoChina and declared the move there menaced American security and endangered American territorv and interests in the far east Sumner Welles acting secretary of slate issued a for mal statement asserting that Japans action was primarily in preparation for further movements of conquest in ad jacent areas Welles said the substance of his statement was given Wednesday night to the Japanese ambassador during a half The statement contained no hint of steps planned by the United States lo counter the Japanese move H did declare that occupation o French IndoChitia or establish ment of further military there endanger the peaceful use by peaceful nations of the Paci fic hour conference Boats Await Orders From Tokio Chiefs SAN FRANCISCO than 40 Japanese ships bound for U S ports were reported hove to Jeopardize American sources of off shore Thursday as n result of i Acting Secretary of State Sumner i declaration flml Japans latest move against Frenrli InrioI China bnd endangered United i States safety One of them was the Tatuta appropriations fighting Far ess dispatches in recent recen days have indicated that Japan would probably attack Russia from the cast along the Siberian fron tier if and when Russias red armies in the west collapsed under nazi invasion blows Thinks U S Subs in Mediterranean HOME Virginio Gayda authoritative fascist editor de clared Wednesday there was marines arc operating with the British fleet in the Mediterranean Thursday by committee Of the total would to the army to provide equipment and maintenance for a land force of 1727000 men 309000 more than present plus critical items for a 3000000man army The sum proposed for the army would swell to a record high of 515328 171132 the funds made available to it in the present fiscal year which opened July 1 The committee recommended SG98B5fl000 in cash and con tractual authority for the mari time commission to permit con struction of 541 cargo vessels and acquisition of 150 others to meet a serious ship shortage created at least in part by he lencllcase program Maritime commission officials old the committee in testimony made public Thursday hat 100 American merchant ships have been or will shortly be with drawn from domestic service and chartered In Britain for the hazardnusKcd sea service Already 2300000 tons of ship ping have been transferred to the lendIease traffic in the north At lantic they reported An encouraging note in the pic ture the committee said was tes timony by the maritime commis A total at 51409521539 of the army funds was provided to finance acquisition of huge ammunition reserves and places to store them and to permit a vast increase in the number of tanks antitank gnm and other artillery equipment The navy would get SI563374 663 of the total appropriation in cluding funds to increase Us en listed strength from 258000 to 369000 men in order to provide crews for the expanding fleet and to boost the marine corps from 46000 to 75000 men ship that deliveries on its new construction were being made at the rate of two vessels week and would be up to one a diy by November and to two daily by January or February Every effort should be made to build every ship that can pos sibly be produced in this coun try the committee asserted adcl that upon completion of the present program the United States merchant marine would have grown from its present tonnage of lOOOOnon to tons The armys share of the funds Weather Report IN MASON CITY IOWA Partly cloudy scattered t h 11 n d e r s h o w ers west and north cooler north Thursday night Friday partly cloudy scattered thimdershowers and slightly cooler MINNESOTA Partly cloudy tn cloudy showers south and cen tral cooler Thursday nigh Friday partly cloudy scattered showers south cooler southeast MASON CITY Highest tempera ture this afternoon between 95 and 100 partly cloudy and con tinued warm Thursday night Friday highest temperature about 95 followed by scattered thun dershowers FORECAST GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday n Minimum Wednesday night 70 At H a in Thursday IM YEAR AGO Maximum mil Minimum gj Precipitation trace two sides of the residence of United States Ambassador Lau rence A were blown in by a bomb during the third suc cessive night of German air as sault on Moscow Wednesday night The raid carried out in relays hours but but Russians dpXroH r f States envoy Iate in I93S Russians declared Curtains were rinnivl Ambassador and Mr Thursday that it like its predeces sors was a failure No officers of the United States embassy were in the ambassadors residence American Spasso house newspapermen Four who i MM were there 3t the lime were un Curtains were ripped and rugs and furniture were showered with glass Spasso house was refurnished to provide quarters comparable to the most luxurious home in New York when former Ambassador E Davies was named United States envoy late in 1936 Ambassador and Mrs Davies sent ahead American interior deco rators and servants to install their own furnishings and equip the is separate from the embassy the first airwashins and air conditioning equipment in the soviet union front the Smolensk Moscow front and the Zhitomir Ukraine front This uoiild Indicate hat there was acain no change in the lone battle line stretching from the Baltic to the Black sea Nor did the Germans claim any specific gnins declaring broadly that nazi Iroops were battling fiercely in the Smo lensk sector 230 miles west of Moscow and in another fierce struggle 100 miles to the rear apparently the PolotskJVcvel masses of Rus sian Infantry were said to have been split by the nazi panzer drive up the Napoleonic road to Moscow 3f If REPORT 5000 SERBS REVOLT IN JUGOSLAVIA Meanwhile the London radio reported that 5000 Serbs had risen up against the German con quest in Jugoslavia attacking nazi garrisons and outposts In one foray 200 Serbs were said to have swooped down from moun tain hiding places attacked a garrison and returned to the hills with prisoners RAF DROPS BOMBS ON WESTERN GERMANY British bombers continued heir offensive against western Ger many and dropped bombs and in cendiaries Berlin said there were a few casualties Shortly after dawn Thursday more British aircraft swept across the channel to renew their pound ing of German objectives German bombers attacked northwest England and Scotland during the night but were re ported to have caused little dam age ITALIANS CLAIM AIR AVD NAVAL VICTORY Italys role in lie war almost completely overshadowed since the fall of Greece last April gained attention with reports of an Italian victory in a fierce air naval battle in the centra Medit erranean lasting from dawn o darkness Wednesday Premier Mussolinis high com mand declared that fascist war planes and light naval units at tacked a big British convoy and sank two explosiveladen steam ships of 15000 and 10000 tons torpedoed a 10000ton cruiser and an 8000ton cruiser bombed a battleship a cruiser a destroyer a heavy steamer and another un specified unit and sank a de stroyer and another large ship It understood they were Mam carrying passengers and 52500000 in silk She was due in at dawn but was still offshoreat halfhoiTr no mil 1 p enslem standard iiary objectives were hit t H London advices picturing Ihe 11 tankers and German onslaught as having lost its momentum declared there had been no regrouping of nazi arm ies for a third assault in the 33 dayold as might explain the present slowdown The soviet high command re ported that bitter fighting raged throughout the nifiht in the three main theaters of action On the Porkhov Leningrad PololskNcvel and orders from tiic Japanese government Authoritative sources made known the new move but no de tails were available immediately Positions of the ships were not given Whether Ihe action was due to reports that Japanese credits might be in the United States wnsii subject of consider able conjecture Tlie assets would liavc lo be within a tlireomiie limit at sea before being subject to such an order Meanwhile the largest silk rain lo be ninrlc up in Francisco in more than 10 years waited to like the Tntuta Marus cargo to New Jersey mills WHEELERAND STIMSON ARGUE WASHINGTON of War Henry Stimson Thurs day accused Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont of conduct that comes very near the line ol subversive activities against the United States if not treason anrl the antiinterventionist replied thnt some people thought his ac reached liic point where heis gaga1 Stimsons charge stemmed from Wheelers distribution ot 1000 000 post cards urging the recipi ents to write today to President Roosevelt at the white house that you are against our entry into the European war Stimson said that some of the cards had been mailer to soldiers Friday ami Saturday arc DOG DAYS A number of Mason City merchants hare gone through their stocks and picked out the dogs Some are big some are small There are white and black dogs Smart looking dogs and dogs that want to play To know where to find the kind of dogs you like read the Dog Days advertisements in Hie GlobeGazette Tliesc slurps also Welles said vital defense materials such as tin and rubber an allusion In the rich Netherlands East in cllcs Tlie steps which Ihe Japanese Koveriimcnl has taken Welle declared also endanger the safety of other areas of the Paci fic including the Philippine Is lands The government and people of this country fully realize that such developments bear directly upon the vital problem of our lional security Present developments relating to ndo China provide clear inrli raiion that further changes are now being effected under duress The present unfortunate sit uation in which the French gov ernment of Vichy and the French government ofTmloChina finrf themselves is of course well known It is only loo clear thai they ire in no position to resist the pressure exercised upon them Notinir that American policy toward nets of ancression was well known Welles asserted that the course Ihe Japanese govern ment was following in rncard tn rmtoChina eavr a clear indication tlial it is determine to pursue qn nliicilivn of ex fiiiisiiiri by force or threat of force Welles recalled that Japan as Ijtlc as lust year expressed a wish that the war should not spread tn the Pacific with special reference to he Netherlands East Indies and IndoChma The United Slates and other governments concurred in this expression he added The United States at that fmo and since tiustatement said had made j ecar fhat any ii the existing status of surf area by other than peaceful means Pacific ity nnrt pence of the entire area Welles prefaced his statement at a press conference bv reading portions of Secretary Hulls testi mony before the house foreign af fairs committee last January on legislation In this that Japans so called ncxv order in the Pacific was intended to give that nation domination over vast areas and millions of people Britain U S Poised for Step United States and Great Britain were re ported P0jscd Thursday for swift and drastic counteraction against impending Japanese occupation of strategic nir and naval bases in he south of French ludoChins Indications both here and in London were that the American Government stood ready to im DOSC sweeping economic restric tions on Japan paralleling 005 siiilc British military action to offset the threat against heir Singapore naval base and the Netherlands East Indies which would be created by establish ment of Japanese bases in south ern IndoChina That the occupation was immi nent if not actually under way al ready was indicated by dispatches from Saigon French IndoChina Foreign consulates there said Tnursday their representatives in Hanoi had been advised by the IndoChina government of a ;