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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1941, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT O A N NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i v E j YOIi XLVH ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS fUU LEASED WVB CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Are Americans Says China Will Never Lose to Japs EDITORS NOTE This I another series ol Articles written by w Halt Mason CHy GlobeGazclte manaKJnc editor in tbe course ol a tour through South America as one of party of is foesli or the Carnecia Endowment for International Peace Number 95 By W EARL HALL ON THE ATLANTIC TO THE EAST OF CUBA China will never be beaten by Japan This was the prediction forcibly expressed o f Sam Young a cultured C h i nese just now completing sev en years of ser vice as minister for his coun try in Brazil In Rio de Ja neiro I heard it said that Mr Young was the most popular member of the foreign diplo matic corps and the earnest w EAKL farewell given to him at the docks was certainly evidence of this On the ship he and his charming daughter have won the friendship of all As we talked on the deck last night a ship orchestra blared forth ils South American mu sic more percussion than tune and dancers disported them selves in Congas Rhumbas Cariocas and Tangos W The thing the Japanese didnt take into account observed the twinklyeyed little oriental was the Chinese spirit Today they know about it Liberty is dearer to my people than life itself But whats going to be the end of it all I asked him Young replied were going to have to drive the last Japanese out of China It may take a long thats what is going to be done Mr Young one of the first Chi ese graduates of an American uni versity is now headed back to Chungking government seat for a service which he either doesnt know or declines to describe He was graduated from the Uni versity of California in 1904 and later took graduate work at Co lumbia He speaks a flawless English as does his daughter and seems steeped in American tradi tion His extended diplomatic service has included the consul generalship at New York and the ministership at Mexico City as wellas in Brazil Mr Young spoke feelingly of United States friendship for China down through the years and expressed a hope that perhaps in her present struggle for exis tence against an aggressor totali tarian power China was some what evening up the score It seems rather clear he said that if Japan was not so fully engrossed in her ivar against China she would be far more actively at the side of Germany and Italy against the States as well as against Great Britain W Mr Young foresees a long struggle in Europe but he believes completely in an ultimate victory of the democratic ideal In hi view the productive might of United States will be the decisive factor as it was back in 1917 and other important dignitaries juoi Luat vuuy actually rate less wus ueiayuo several no tention than members of the when 500 feet of track wasl younger generation who excel on out near Brooklyn about the dance floor One of the young women more aboard is the daughter of Irene Castle Mrs Vernon Castle by a second mar riage Report has it that the moth Laughlin of Chicago have been ferences a South American a sprinkle trip Mrs McLaughlin flew back The 1re nip 1Y1I5 ivicjLraugnun iievv oack 1UK atpariment rece to the United States while the sevcral calls to extinguish s husband and daughter are riding biases attributed to lightning the water Down in tourist quarters is a group of IS young Belgians on rain They are re vice from the Belgian government in London and will undergo a pe riod of intensive training before heading overseas with Canadian troops This ship built as the Virginia vcl a dozen years ago and for a time and Chile Even more than the Grace iner it is a floating city MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 28 1941 MASON CITY THI IRIGHT Where Panzers Clash White area on this map highlights sovietized Poland Bessaiabia and the Russianoccupied Baltic states which have become the major battleground of huge panzer divi sions in the RusspGerman war Soviet sources admitted withdrawing at Vilna 1 and Baranowicze 2 and fierce fighting at Brody Algona Hotel Clerk Beaten by Bandits Robbed of TTt t T Frank Springman Is Struck About 5 Times With Butt of Gun bandits early Saturday morning held up the Algona hotel beat the hotel clerk over the head with the butt of a gun and made away with approx imately mostly in cash Frank Springman the hotel clerk said that one ol the bandits walked in at about 3 oclock Sat urday morning and shoved a gun into his ribs Then he slugged the clerk over the head about five times after which he dragged him into the adjacent hotel dining room Sprineman in a semicon scious daze could faintly hear he bandit guarding him giving directions to his partner who was rifling the safe After taking the the holdup men left The clerk was discovered a few minutes later by other hotel em ployes Springman who is about 50 des cribed the man who slugged him as middleaged about 5 feet 10 inches in height and of husky ap pearance Sheriff A T Cogley of Kossuth county and Algona officers were investigating the holdup Satur day Bill Romig is manager of the Algona hotel He told the Globe Gazette Saturday that there was no inkling as to the identity of the bandits the state CENTRAL IOW A TRAINS DELAYED Heavy Rams Cause Washouts Pavement Damaged by Downpour aiwi i was uauK jn DES MOINES were This wholly interesting Chinese delayed and pavement washed out diplomat is only one of a large as the result of heavy rains which number of interesting passengers swept across central Iowa late on the Brazil Ambassadors counts Friday CAR UPSETS AT EMERY 2 HURT Clear Lake Swaledale Youths Reported to Be in Critical Condition Myron Knutson Clear Lake and Kern Tracy Swaledale were seriously injured when the car driven by Knutson left highway 106 running along the side for about 500 Jeet before tipping over near the Joy Simkins farm near Emery shortly after 4 oclock Sat urday morning The boys were traveling east at the time of the accident and the car ran along the south side of the pavement after leaving the highway then crossed the pave ment to the north side and turned over They were taken to the Mercy hospital where their condition was reported as serious Xrays were taken Saturday morning to determine the extent of their1 in juries Both suffered concussion of the brain and Knutson suffered a fracture of the left shoulder They were reported to be showing slight improvement Saturday afternoon Knutson is employed by the Home Oil company of Clear Lake and is station attendant at the Red Lantern on highway 106 The cai was badly damaged The sheriffs office investigated the accident Herring to Introduce Bill for FBI to Aid in Policing Washington The westbound Rock Island 04ju uujui jiupuiidm aigmianes HUCK isianu are so numerous on the passenger Rocket from Chicago to Des list that they actually rate less at Moines was delayed several hours wished m Several freight trains also were attractive held up Between three and four inches of rain were reported in the vicin rty of the washout In Des Moines the sudden rain er and her husband Major Meslorm ripped up pavement in the north part of the city while the attempting a reconciliation of Municipal airport at the opposite their much publicized marital difend of town had little more than department received small while reports came from elsewhere nounced he would introduce a bill directing the federal bureau of in vestigation to aid the District of he nations capital Herring followed the slaying of Betty Slrieff former Albia and Des Moines girl whose body was found in a garage here on June 16 Po lice said Miss Slrieff had been at tacked and then strangled Whitcomb in THIS PAPER COKS5STS OP XfVO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 224 SPEARHEAD AIMED AT MINSK ROUTEDREDS F R POWER OF REVALUATION IS PASSED 4020 Senate Sends Measure to White House After Oppositionists Lose WASHINGTON a vote of 40 to 20 the senate passed and sent to the white house Saturday legislation continuing for two years President Roosevelts power to revalue the dollar and to ob erate the stabiliza ion funds The measure was approved after oppositionists failed in at tempt to eliminate the revalua tion power The dollar already lias been cut to approximately SO per cent of its old gold con tent and the approved legisla tion would permit an addition al reduction to 50 per cent The amendment to eliminate the revaluation powers defeated 40 to 22 was offered by Senator Adams DColo Before finally approving the stabilization fund measure the chamber rejected on a voice vote an amendment by Senator Tatt ROhio which would have ter minated on June 30 1943 the presidents authority to issue an additional in paper currency Administration leaders hadcon tended that the monetary powers granted originally in 1934 now were more necessary than ever because of the world economic situation The opposition argued hat U was dishonest to depreciate the currency They said deval uation would cause suffering to holders of defense bonds and life insurance policies and would frighten businessmen en gaged in defense production Earlier a joint senatehouse conference committee broke up in disagreement over the 000 relief bill which must be en acted by Monday midnight unless the Workers Projects Administra tion is to be deprived of funds Brakeman Drowns as Culvert Weakened by Flood Gives Way ALLIANCE Nebr cortcd nis charge into the ship sat Woods Alliance b r a k em a n Isflcd drowned Saturday when a Bur lington locomotive and four steel cars crashed through a culver Red Soldier Kneels in Surrender DROWNS AS GAR MISSES BRIDGE Auto Going So Fast It Hits Opposite Bank Rolls Back Into Water INDEPENDENCE Iowa IUK Bond about 35 Pitts burgh Pa salesman was drowned Saturday when his car missed a temporary bridge on highway 11 across Bear creek and plunged into 20 feet of water A witness said Bonds car was going so fast it cleared the Creek struck the 47 Days of Crime Netted 2 Boys BILLINGS Mont 47 day crime cruise punctuated by 53 daring episodes in 10 northwestern states netted two bedraggled youths their diary showed Saturday Sheriff Claude Anderson said the pair captured Friday in southeast ern Montana confessed 40 auto mobile thefts nine robberies three kidnapings and a burglary while shuttling between Washington and opposite brink and into the water rolled back Airport Drama OMAHA life drama at Omahas airport A blind girl alighted from a plane with her guiding dog As she approached the plane to which she was transferring the dog barred her way She coaxed and the crews coaxed but the dog wouldnt let his mistress budge But when they brought the girls baggage to the new plane the dog examined it carefully Then he es by tonental rains Hint fell i area during the night Power Director at Waterloo Electrocuted Mal1 IS in rrtbis Suit He Planned to Wear at Wedding Iowa three times Thcy kept their exploits a detailed diary of he said Brought to the Yellowstone county jail Friday night the youths gave their names as Elmer Mc Kinney alias Alvin Ralph Brum baugh IB of near Seattle Wash and Walter Weston 21 of Mexi co Mo McKinncys diary said the offi cers contained lurid accounts of running gun battles kidnapings audacious holdups bold auto thefts and careening rides over blockad ed and paholed roads to escape pursuers County Attorney R F IJibbs said he was preparing to file charges of armed robbery against the pair bnsed on the holdup of a Worden Wyo filling station and kidnaping of the attendant GAMELIN GETS OUT OF PRISON German Radio Tells of Escape of Former Allied Generalissimo NEW YORK German radio reported hi a Vichy dispatch Saturday that General Maurice Gustavo Gamelin former general issimo of the allied forces has es caped from prison in France and that two persons are under arrest on suspicion of having aided his geiawny Gamelin bnd been under arrest since Sept 16 1940 by order of Ihe government of Marshal Petnin and held along with former Premier Daladier Reynaud and Blum and others for trial over their responsi bility for the French declaration of war and the collapse of France The German radio said Gamelin escaped at J1 a m Friday from the prison at Bomrasa and that his flight was announced in Vichy only Saturday morning The announcement was quoted as saying that the national security police of France are searching for him and thatin their investi gation they detained two persons at ClermontFerrand a temporary lr seat of the French government flom fhe Mlns when it was in flight before the SOVIET TROOPS NOWGUARDOLD RUSSIA BORDER Berlin Again Sets Date for Announcement of Big Success in East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The red army now standing on the old Russian frontier to bar the road to Minsk and Moscow reported Saturday its tanks planes and artillery in blitzkrieg style had routed a German column which had cut deep into the Polish buffer zone 1 The smashing of this spear head tile Russians said took place somewhere west of Minsk which is a scant 20 miles inside Russia proper about 400 miles southwest of Moscow and about liO miles from Hie nearest Ger man bonier f Avis sources in out support from any other source that the Germans in stead of being routed actually had captured Minsk after cutting across Russianoccupied Poland Berlin itself laid no claim to Minsk but again set a a detailed account oC our big successes in the eastern theater pi war The first dale set for disclosure of Germai triumphs imagination was Thursday but Thursday and Friday brought only official postponements Our big successes in the east ern theater of the1 war will be made known in special announce ments tomorrow said Saturdays communique from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters in the only ref erence to the war with Russia The Russian higli command claimed annihilation of a Ger man infantry regiment in the Itessarabian sector and with the smashing of the Minsk spear head capture of war material prisoners and German battle plans and routing of the head quarters of the 39th German tank corps if As transcribed from the Moscow radio in London the bulletin said that the entire start of the tank corps headquarters was annihilat ed in the the WATERLOO IP Walter ul Haynes 62 veteran district sup Columbia police in solution of ermtendent of power distribution iinous crimes committed at the or the Public Service corn ions capital Herrings decision pan was electrocuted while 1 i working at a switchboard in the power plant here He had per formed the same task thousands of times before without accident company officials said He came to Waterloo 37 years ago from DCS Moines Actress Mary Brian Will Sue for Divorce RENO Nev UR Actress Mary Brian who made her film debut as Peter Pan said Sat Whff we divorce Jo ana wnue lox Whtcomb New York magazine terrier from under eight tons of whom sne married May coa members of th p OL iamil d t to Dig Dog Out From Under 8 Tons of Coal DES MOINES dig PeSgybrown and while fox i pet doctor first bruised dirty un lircd Free 78 From Nazi Prison Ship LONDON 3063ton Rabaul and 32 from the 5 542ton lhat ram German vessel Alstertor supply Trafalgar were a German raider sunk in the prison ship for a nai sea intercepted and nercepe an survivors of two sunken British Sant5 Lucia our merchantmen rescued the ad rom to miralty announced Saturday Seventyeight officers and men including 46 from the 5618ton Rabaul and 32 from the 5542 Trafalgar were rescued a com munique said The admiralty said the survivors reported that nine men on the Rabaul and 12 on the Trafalgar were killed when those vessels were sunk by a nazi raider The admiralty also announced that a German raider sunk in the Indian ocean by H M S Corn wall announced May 9 1941 had a large number of mines aboard and that these mines were ex ploded by shells during the action resulting in the death of a number of imprisoned British seamen GRANDISLAND Nebr This would have been the wed ding day of Grant Merrill Grand Island and Miss Lucille Grim of Dannebrog But Merritt was killed Wed in an automobile services Saturday nesday night accident At funeral Merrills body was clad in the new suit he had planned to wear at his wedding Miss Grim wore her wedding dress Boone Man Killed as Streamliner Hits Car OGDEN Flymi 23 liv ng near Boone Iowa died late Friday night when his machine and the City of Denver streamliner collided nt a crossing here The car was demolished Flynns com panion Viola Odin Ogden theater cashier whom he was taking home escaped with slight cuts German advance last summer Diesel Switch Engine Rams Oil Cars Fire Causes Loss OMAHA spectacular fire resulting from the collision of a Union Pacific Diesel switch engine with several lank cars of crude oil caused damage esti mated at Saturday and for a lime threatened the Doug las street Missouri river bridge Firemen kept flames away from the structure Train crewmen were not hurt The blaze started when Ihe switch engine rammed a hole in a tank car and the oil shot out Flames and smoke soared high in the air Stripped ARKANSAS CITY Kans E L Lawsons trouser leg caught on a rod as he stepped down from a tractor and he was thrown in front of a binder Before the ma chine could be slopped all his clothes were lorn off Lavvson 73 escaped without injury GRINDSTONE BURSTS WILLMAR Minn faul ty grindstone was blamed Satur day for the dealh of Robert Shou makor 28 a farmer near here The grindstone which was attached to Stioumakers tractor burst into four pieces one of which struck Shoumaker killing him instantly Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday not much change in temperature IOWA Partly cloudy scattered showers in south and extreme west Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy scattered thun dershowers not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy showers and cooler Red river valley Saturday night Sunday showers or thunderstorms cool er west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 89 Minimum Friday nighc 66 At 8 a m Saturday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum RO Minimum 57 Precipitation H MAURICE GAMELIN From Prison One Killed 32 Hurt When Bus and Truck Crash Catch Afire MICHIGAN CITY Ind truck driver was killed and 32 persons received minor injuries when a Greyhound bus enroutc to Detroit collided with a truck on highway 20 five miles west of here Friday night Both vehicles burst into flames John Cytia 23 South Bend Ind driver for the F S Transit company South Bend was killed The bus car omed into a ditch and many of its passengers were forced to break windows to escape the flames There was a groat continuing battle between Luck and Lwovv which lie south of Minsk separat ed from the Minsk action by the Pinsk marshes In the Luck and Lwow sec tors fLwow lies to the southwest I or Luck the bailie with enemy tank forces wont on throughout he night the communique said Attempts by the enemy to pass Lwow successfully were re pulsed by our troops who are firmly holding this district Re sults of the night fighting have lot yet been established Meanwhile in Moscow Brit ishRussian integration of ef fort against a common foe was speeded by a visit of Sir Stafford Cripps the British ambassador to Ihe foreign commissariat He arrived at Moscow Friday with British military air naval and economic experts Nearing the end of a week of war on historys greatest battle front the red army was reported Saturday to have fallen back on the fortified frontier of old Rus sia in one strategic sector of its buffer zone and met the full force of Adolf Hitler in a show down fight The hour nf payment for crimes of wild cannibalism and most impudent violence against men and nations his come said Pravtln Moscow organ of the communist party Rcsorlinp to one of thetr trumps in the epic contest be tween two of the worlds great est military is numerical Rus sians used an cnllre division according to one Moscow broad cast to overwhelm and annihi late a GermanRumanian rcc iment trying to break Into Bessarabia However it was not in the Bes sarabian sector fronting on the Ukraine that Russia was most threatened but in the Polish Baltic section of the front where slccltjppcd nazi shoved along spearhead Napoleons 11812 rosd to Moscow already ;