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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME D E P A R T M N r H I STORY A OES HOME EDITI THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 30 1941 MASON CITY THE MIGHT SfOT IIVJAJJ dU THIS lAIEK CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 252 JAPS BOMB US SHIP PROTEST MADE REDS SAY NAZIS find Photo Radio Equipment on 19 Jap Fishins M III seiz the craft Other informed sources Feb 28 anrl Marh y MANY SECTORS But Germans Assert Troops Knifed Way to 130 Miles From Moscow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers newspaper as serted Tuesday that German troops knifing 100 miles beyond Smolensk had advanced within 130 miles of Moscow while the Russians de clared that the red army tide was surging west and that nazi tank spearheads had been driven back 100 miles from their deepest pen etrations A war bulletin from the fuehrers headquarters conced ed that soviet troops were press ing relief attacks to rescue trapped forces east of Smolensk but it asserted that the red counteroffensive was being crushed with severe losses Elsewhere on the bloody 2000 mile battlefrpnt the German com munique said operations con tinued according to plan Other nazi reports said that on the north front on the route to Leningrad two Russian divisions 30000 troops had been wiped out west of Lake Peipus in Estonia These reports describing tbe Russians as having been cut off from retreat by a nazi thrust across Estonia said fierce close quarter fighting with grenades and automatic pistols was raging Russian dispatches reported particularly heavy fighting and buy German losses in the saBent where red troops were declares to have blasted tenhanInfantryfroin their trenches in a series of counterattacks Soviet officials said the big German drives toward Leningrad Moscow and Kiev were stalled with soviet armies swinging more and more strongly to the offensive DNB the official German news agency apparently describing the same Moscowbound thrust as Hitlers newspaper said advance German tank units east of Smol ensk had cleared the surrounding countryside of Russian soldiers Tuesday night ure of 19 Japanese fishing boats in Hawaiian waters this spring was disclosed Wednesday by the treas ury department Although the vessels were seized by customs agents on charges of false registry several authorita tive officials here alleged that the ships had been employed in es pionage work Customs officers reported that at the time of the seizures no sus picious equipment was found on however asserted that during the period the ships were under in vestigation it was established that they had carried expensive radio and photographic equipment to gether with navigational charts of a type unconnected with fisher mens work These sources further alleged that most of the ships involved had at least one member of the Japa nese naval reserve in its crew The seizures took place between Feb 28 and March 3 and were apparently unrelated to any of the more recent developments in rela tions between the United States and Japan Six of the seized vessels already have been declared forfeited to the U S government SeventyOne Japanese fishermen and three Honolulu fishing companies were indicted on the false registry charges Vague reports of Japanese naval officers posing as fishermen have been recurrent along the Pacific coast for many years and it was learned that the seizures this spring culminated several years ot work by agents investigating such reports The investigation was under di rection of William Jennings Bryan Jr son ot the great po litical figure of bygone years Bryan is now collector of customs at Los Angeles The disclosure of the seizures Dramatic Secret Trip Across War Torn Europe Is Revealed LONDON Harry L Hop kins President Roosevelts lend lease administrator arrived in Moscow Tuesday to discuss Hopkins Flies to Moscow TO MEET WITH STALIN TO MAP HELP FOR REDS vas made in the annual report by Elmer L Irey coordinalor of treasury law enforcement activi ties He explained that a 1793 law prohibits anyone but an American from owning an American flag ship Investigation he said showed that the real owners of the boats were Japanese citizens The indictments charged con spiracy to violate U S navigation laws by the use of false bills of sale and false managing owners oaths in registering the vessels in Ireys report staled Many of the Japanese in volved in this conspiracy it con tinued had Americanborn Jap anese wives and Americanborn Japanese children and other rela tives Placing the registry of their boats under the names of sueii relatives they sought to evade the U S navigation laws In some instances these Japanese in Japan in others they lived made regular trips to Japan os tensibly to get medical treatment or to take the baths Two Mason Cityans Reach Iceland With Marine Corps Situation Well in Hand Say Tom Rye and William Cross The marines have landed and they have the situation well in hand That was the message brought back to Mason City Wednesday from two local members of the marine corps expedition that land ed in Iceland July 7 Letters arrived Wednesday from Thomas Rye and William Cross the first word received from American aid with Josef statin eitnel since they made a mysteu HOPKINS early this week and other lead ers after a dra in a t i c secret airplane flight across war torn Europe It was learned that the de cision to make the visit was reached only at the lastminute after Hopkins had made plans to return to the United States The tank sweep was made DOR sible DNB said oy the n na7i ci innHr rtnlimn irii vi So sudden was the decision that compelled to cancel a series of important engagements here including one with a roval personage It was said authoritatively that Hopkins would see Premier Josef Stalin during the day He was expected also to talk to such leaders as Foreign Commis sar Viacheslav Molotov and perhaps Max a nazi supply column which beat off violent assaults by soviet in fantry and tanks to reach its goal Previous Russian dispatches had pictured German tanks which lunged beyond Smolensk on the flinsktoMoscow high way as having been cut off The Berlin Voelkischer Beo bachter owned by Hitler said a mighty battle wa raging on a ISOmile front pivoting on Smol ensk extending from Mogilev southwest of Smolensk to Vyazma 100 miles east of Smolensk and only 300 miles from Moscow Russias high command again reported stubborn all night fighting in the familiar sectors of NovelSmolensk on the central front and Zhitomir on the Ukraine front in the south The red army was pictured by Russians generally however as swinging steadily more strongly to the offensive A Moscow com munique reported the Germans pushed back Ukraine and a miles in the town identified only as N was said 3 havebeen recaptured in a fierce twoday battle EXTEND DRAFT GROUP URGES Committee in House Votes 157 to Keep Selectees in Service WASHINGTON house military committee Wednesday approved legislation to retain selectees national guardsmen re serve officers and enlisted person nel of the army for military train ing beyond one year The committee vote was 15 to 7 for the legislation which was identical with that approved by the senate military committee ex cept for an addition to permit the president to order guardsmen to serve more than one 12month training period Chairman May D Ky of the house committee said he would appear before the rules committee Friday to ask a special status for the legislation agenda on the house Molotovs pre decessor The secret of Hopkins visit was closely guarded and it was not made known here that he had left until Moscow flashed that he had ar STALIN ous stop at Charleston S Car June 17 after going through the Panama canal from the marine base at San Diego Cal We sure have it in California and summer in Iceland wrote young Rye to his fathei Car Rye We finally got to where we were beaded wrote Z his parents Mr and Mrs William T Cross 233 Sixth street southeast A third Mason City marine Joe Hearity was also expected to reach Iceland but his parents have just received word that Joe is still at Charleston S Car Both Kye and Cross indicated they were having the time of their lives among the glaciers geysers and girls of the northern island The girls are really beautiful up here but being as how havent had liberty yet I cant say how they act said Rye Both boys are enjoying their contacts with the English We are real friendly with the British soldiers and go over to their canteen quite often said Cross The English soldiers dont make near the money that we do An English private gets about a week where a private in the marine corps gets about The British sure have some stories to tell Many of were at Dunkirk and in Nofcvay They sure had some hell from the stories they tell Rye tells of inviting a of English soldiers to eat with us and they said it was the best chow had since last Christ oWva rived accompanied by Brig Gen Joseph T McNarney and First Lieut John R Alison of the United States army air corp Hopkins was regarded here as Ihe most important American who Pas so compared to them w ever visited Moscow and it was live like kings said that his mission far eclipsed that of Raymond Bobbins who went to Russia as President Woodrow Wilsons special envoy after the bolshevik revolution in WILLIAM CROSS 1917 It was expected that Hopkins would be able to reassure the Hus sian leaders of American determi nation to support the soviet union as an enemy of nazi Germany As the result of his talks here with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and other British lead ers Hopkins was in position to know what United States deliv eries Britain is able lo forego in Russias favor Moscow was understood to have encountered difficulties in trying to bay arms and muni lions in the United States It was understood that Hopkins in his consultations would attempt to unravel this knot Although Hopkins was under stood to have gone lo Moscow pri marily to talk supplies his arrival coincided with a grave far eastern situation and diplomatic experts would not be surprised if he took occasion to discuss informally mu tual United StatesRussian inter ests in east Asia aimed at keeping peace in the Pacific It was not known how long Hopkins would remain in Toscow but it was assumed that he would discuss every aspect of the aid problem seeking to find exactly what Russia needed from the United States and what forms of aid would be the most practicable in view of the vast distances which separate the United States and Russia lioth of which span the distance between tiie Atlantic and Pacific Iceland is a funny land halt of it still covered with glaciers Rye continued There are about 12 active volcanoes on the island The natives here all talk Ice landic They are mostly all of Scandinavian descent and they followed after their countrys name they really give us icy stares Of course the marines will crack through the ice I hope They have some funny cus toms here For instance the have a six months living to gether as a trial before they get married and if at the end of that time they dont like it they both go their ways Di vorce costs about 25 cents In little houses about cen sored there are about 16 people live there They dont make much distinction when they go swim ming together in the hot water springs as they both go in the nude and think nothing of it Cross informed his parents he did not know what part of Ice land they occupied We are restricted from going to town and we cant go more than two miles from camp he said We live in little huts that the English turned over to us It is real nice where our hut is sit uated A swell stream runs right by the front door The creek is full of salmon and trout but we arent allowed to fish it Cross sent his parents a five kronur bill to show what the Icelandic money is like Six and a half kronur lie explained make a dollar Prices in Iceland he said are exceedingly high I tried to get a pound note from a British soldier last night but he couldnt let me have it Cross wrote They are afraid thp pronais will get it and cash ii in for Ihe gold it is worth and send it to Germanv ENGLAND TELLS TOKIO TO THINK BEFORE ACTING Konoye Calls for Swift Execution of National Policies By The Associated Press Great Britain voiced a sharp warning to leaders of Japans ex pansion policy Tuesday to reflect while there is still time and si multaneously the Japanese press became increasingly hostile over United States and British activities in the far east Tokio newspapers bluntly ac cused the United States of med dling in the orient and blamed this country for the action of the Dutch East Indies in cutting off big supplies of oil to Japan Tokio stock prices wavered mostly although munitions were strong In London Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told parliament that it was a matter of regret to the British government that rela tions with Japan had become strained and that only the future could tell if Japan would keep her pledge to respect the territorial in tegrity of French IndoChina now overrun by Japanese troops In Tokic Premier Prince Fu mimaro Konoye was quoted as warning Japan that it must be prepared to meet the worst amid rapidly changing world conditions and that the RussoGerman con flict was already bringing serious effects to Japan Konoye declared that Japan needed swift determined execu tion of her national policies and that the government was deter mined to proceed on an historic renovation in policies from an en tirely new standpoint if if As he spoke Japanese troops moved steadily into southern IndoChina bases within strik ing distance of Singapore the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines In he economic clampdown business by British and American companies in Japan and through out Japaneseoccupied northern China except in the Peiping and Tientsin foreign quarters was vir tually at a standstill Japanese sentries patrolled American oil properties taken un der protective custody reports to Shanghai said Backs Gar Over Son 2 Causing Death MAHSHALLTOWN yearold Larry Schaefer son of Mr and Mrs George Schaefer of Tama died here Monday of in juries which resulted when he j Nicol Dinning 82 said to betlie was struck by the car his father dean ot lowa coal mine operators was backing from the garage home here Wednesday Jake More Is Chairman of Democrats DES MO INKS WiJake More 37 year old Harlan attorney was named chairman of the Iowa Stale Democratic Central committee Wednesday He succeeds Edward H Birm ingham of Sioux City who re defense effort is being jeopardized signed to accept appointment as llle threat of inflation Tuesday PRICE CONTROL LAW IS ASKED BY ROOSEVELT Calls for Wage Ceiling by CoOperation of Labor and Industry WASHINGTON President Roosevelt warning that Americas NONE OF CREW HURTINATTACK AT CHUNGKING Embassy Is Narrowly Missed When Chinese Capital Feels Blows WASHINGTON The Unit ed States lodged immediate rep resentations with the fapanese government Wednesday over the bombing of the American gun boat TltUlila and Chungking gs by cooperation of labor and in dustry The presidents message how ever did not recommend that ceilings lie established by oifciicu ni iiccepi appointment as y ulc HHCULUI in Iowa internal revenue collector asked congress to The complete committee meeting rel1t control legislation and called here Wednesday also elected Tom for establishment of waec ceilings Cleary Sioux City attorney as ninth district commilteemnn a post also held by Birmingham Both men will serve until the state convention names its new committee next summer Their i x i 111 kl p nv lnTntu Wcclnesdly as congressional act He admitted j that there will always be a iiccfor wage adjustments from time li lime to rectify inequi table situations Bui labor as a wnole will fare best from a labor policy which recognizes that wages in the de fense industries should not sub stantially exceed the prevailing The gunboat a member of the Yangtze river patrolwas no injuries to her tlie United States embassy narrowly missed by the air raiders this morninir Sumncr Welles acting secre tary of state made the an nouncement of the representa tions after a brief conference with the Japanese ambassador Ailmiral Kichisabura Xomura Welles declined to indicate the nature of the representations eniit price and i It was believed however that d Welles after conferring with President Roosevelt by telephone More was nominated by G C Jetk Atlantic who was himself considered is a possible candidate for the post State chairmen serve two years and Mores election Wednesday puts him in line for a regular terra beginning next summer in which case he would lead the partys comeback drive in Iowa in He was not a member of tbe com mittee President of the Iowa Young Democrats from 1934 to 1U36 More lias been Shelby county chairman Already throughthe efforts of he had called in the Japanese a bassador In announcing that representa tions had been made Welles said the government had received n report that 25 Japanese bombers flew over the Chinese capital dropping bombs near the Tutuila and other American property He said that both the gunboat and the property were across the Yangtze river from Chungking proper thus indicating the Unit ed States would contend there was no justification for amista1 bythe Japanese bombers n connection with the Japanese wage rates in comparable nonde ambassadors unexpected visit it fensc industries where fair labor I lvas ecnlled that the United policies have bee maintained immediately called in the Mr Roosevelt said in a special Japanese envoy and delivered message to congress Shelby county attorney board and wage stabilization com illdug representations at he time Ihe U S S Panny was sunk by Japanese bombers in December Born at Unionville Iowa in Ap mittces wage standards are panoose cptmty he went to school j established a measure of A Shanghai dispatch said the official residence of Hie embass 2 Women Argue 2 Hours on Parking Space Get Tickets WINSTONSALEM N Car tf women autoists bidding for a single parking place staged a t wont move untityoudo strike here while onlookers of fered advice brought refresh ments and collected enough money to pay the fine of one of the contenders The argument lasted two They got tick somebody else got Ihe parking place if wc are J avoid J In islinu rino r i i man saili ant tlle stern super Henderson chief of the office of price administration and civilian supply He warned hat infla tionary price rises and increases n he cost ot living are today PIONEER MINER DIES CENTERVILLE fP David Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night Thurs day fair with moderate temper ature All temperatures below 90 IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night Thursday fair with moderate tempera ture MINNESOTA Partly cloudy slightly cooler northwest Wed nesday night Thursday fair with moderate temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 91 Minimum Tuesday night 67 At 8 a m Wednesday 80 At 2 p m Wednesday 88 Rain Tuesday afternoon trace YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum TO Precipitation trace The navy source stated his be lief that lie damage to the United Slates ship was incidental to the general raid on the Chinese capi thrcntening to undermine our dc lnl cit although the vessel was tense effort j in the socalled safely area across therefore recommending ivcr A small oiilbonrd ntotorboat bc Baby Born at Council Bluffs With 4 Teeth COUNCILS LUFFS Therell be no waiting for babys first tooth at the Clarence Mc Donald home A son born to the McDonalds came Equipped with four sharp teeth all in the lower jaw to the congress the adoption o measures to deal with this threat Mr iscvell said Faced now with tlie nrospcrl of inflationary price advances legislative action can no lunitcr prudently he postponed Our national safety demands that we lake steps at once to ex tend clarify and strcnffthcn the authority of the Kovernment ti act in Ihe interests of the scn cral welfare Poles Freed by Reds Will Specifically Mr lhc called for authority extending for 7onc uns unintentional longing t the Tutuila was shat tered it was announced and some nlhciequipment on the dock ncarby was reported damaged The Tutuila narrowly escaped bombs which fell in thcAtnerican safety zone in Chungking on June IS leading to a strong United Slates protest lo Japan At that time several bombs fell in the vicinity of the American embassy at Chungking and nenr the Tutuila Japanese naval officials said Ameri Form Army to Aid Russians Technical State of War Reversed Into Pact for Mutual Aid LONDON Wladislaw Sikorski premier of the Polish government in exile and Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky signed an agreement Wednesday ending their technical state of war and providing for formation of a Pol ish army in Russia Russia will grant amnesty to all Polish prisoners in Russia The accord was signed in the foreign office in the presence of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden A technical slate of war has existed since Russia moved into Polish territory following Ger manys victory over the Polish army in 1939 Russias Polish war prisoners will be freed and formed into a Polish army It will be com manded by an officer appointed by the Polish government in agreement with the Soviets H win be subordinated in an operational sense to the supreme command of the Soviets in which Poland will be represented Details regarding command of the Polish forces and their employment will be settled in a later agreement the duration of the emergency to J Establish ceilings for prices and rents 2 Purchase material and com modities when necessary to as sure price stability 3 Deal more extensively wilh excesses in the field of install ment credit Although not requested for in elusion in Ihc lation stabilization of wag cosey integrated in the dents message Sucl Keporls In the naval opera tions bureau on lie new inci dent did nrt slate whether th cunboat which accommodates a normal rrcw nf 38 officers and men returned fire upon the Japanese aircraft The Tuluila is a sister vessel f the Panay which on s was j action will She loss of Pesi on the Yangtze river ab sinI king bilization would be achieved first i by voluntary cooperation of labor ol oil tanker and capital both accepting Hie re sponsibility not to profiteer from the defense emergency Second it would be reached by opera tions of the national defense me vere struck in the Panav attack and fnr llnvc and other bombings the Japanese save apologies and made financial restitution This followed slrong protests from lh juu IT j ti diation board and wage stabiliza Stales and Great Britain Paj s that Russia j tion committees said the prcsi1 lllsh craft vverc nit acknowledge that the sovietGcr dent man treaties of 1939 dividing Pol and between themselves have lost their validity The Polish govern ment declares that Poland is not bound by any agreement with any third power against Russia c rttlu An immediate exchange of am1 in terms of the Ihines bassadors will be arranged The governments mutually agree to render one another aid and support of all kinds the present war against Gcrnrny I also realize Ural we may expect the wholehearted and volunlary cooperation of labor only when it has been assured a reasonable and stable income in terms of the things moncv will buy and equal restraint or sacrilicc on the part of all oth ers who participate in the de fense program the president sairt I Whether t h e United Stales would ask compensation for dam ages to the Tutuila remained un certain The 1S9 foot Tutuila was commissioned in 1928 She was built at the Kipngnan dock and engineering works Shanghai at a cost of S2l29nO The shallow draft 370 ton patrol vessel origi nally was equipped with only two H inch Runs The Tutuila js under of Lieutenant Commander Wil ;