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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa jm Ifi J 1 I r DEPARTMENT HISTORY NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF ARCHIVES ASSOCIATED rass AND UNITED HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 MASON CtTV THE BRIGHT SPOT j vi x v J TBIS PAPER CONSISTS op TWO NAZIS CHARGE U S ATTACKED FIRST V Green Call URGES SENATE GRANT VESSEI SEAS FREEDOM Amendment Simply Restores Proper Rights Green States amaim Green D RI called on the sen ate Saturday to grant Americai merchant ships the freedom of tin seas and said thai the presen neutrality act was oe of ap peasement toward Hitier which had proved futile Scarcely 24 hours earlier Ihe navyhad announced the sink ing of Hie destroyer Reuben James on convoy duty west of Iceland A supplementary an nouncement Friday night said 44 of the ships company had been rescued Green a member of the senate foreign relations committee was the first scheduled speaker as the senate entered its sixth day of de bate on the administration bil Knocking out the present neutral ity law provisions forbidding the arming of merchant ships and pre venting them from entering bel ligerent ports of combat areas The proposed amendment to the neutrality act simply restores Ihe rights which we have always exercised under international taw and under American law Green said in an address prepared for senatedelivery We will again be free to jet as frre men and assert arid enforce our rights lo the free dom of the seas This Hoes not mean going to war War may FJI mean going to war War may i follow but it is less likely to fol low if repeal these provision than if we keep bound by them The socalled neutrality act was an act of appeasement towards Hitler in the hope that if we xvere not only neutral but also were willing to give up some of our rights as a neutral he would respectour remaining rights The hope has proved futile Leaders called the senate into an unusual Saturday session in an effort to pass the neutrality revis ion legislation not later than next Wednesday Senator Wheeler D a leading opponent of the measure told reporters however that action was unlikely before next weekend i Wheeler conceded that the op position would poll only 42 or 43 votes against the legislation while 49 would be required for a clear majority of the senate member shipThe broad revision was rec ommended by the senate foreign relations committee as a substitute for thehouseapproved bill lim ited to arming merchant ships An effort to act on the legisla tion made Fri day by Senator ODaniel D shortly after the navy had announced the sinking of the Reuben James But the Texans request for unanimous consent for such action was blocked when Senators Maloney D Conn and tucas D HI said that the senate should not stifle debate on the important pending legislation With the sinking of the Reuben Tames obviously uppermost in all minds Fridays debate and off thefloor comments brought de mands from three senators that he neutrality act be wiped off the itatute books entirely instead of 5eins merely amended The three vere McKellar D Tenn Bridges R N and Gurney R S Dak This sinking clinches he argument for repeal Gurney Senators Brooks R Cap tier R Kans and Holman R all voiced opposition to any Change in the neutrality law on he ground that revision would ead thenation into an allout war vhile Senator OMahoney D urged support of the pend ng measure on the ground that the people of this country are iot neutral in this war KILLED IN ACCIDENT CARRINGTON N Dak Harold Linderman 17 Barlo N Dak was killed Friday night when his truck overturned near here Police said he lost control on sharp turn Heavy Loss of Life in Sinking Seen 76 Members of Crew Unaccounted for in Destroyer Torpedoing WASHINGTON IP Heavy loss of life in the torpedo sinking of the U S destroyer Reuben James was feared Saturday even after the navy announced that 44 enlisted men had been rescued That left some 76 members of the ships company unaccounted for since about 120 officers and men formed the normal com plement of the vessel which was sunk Thursday night on convoy duty west of Iceland Taking as hopeful a view as was possible under the circumstances naval authorities here speculated that some additional survivors might have been picked up by other elements of the convoy If so it might be several days before a complete check could be ob tained of the entire personnel be cause ships in combat zones use their radios only for the most urgent communications The Reuben James built 21 years ago was of far less ad vanced design than the TJ S de stroyerKearny which made port successfully after surviving a tor pedo hit Oct 17 in the same gen eral area of the north Atlantic The Kearny is clad with the latest armor and its hull is divided inlo watertight compartments but even so 11 men were killed and 10 were wounded by the smashing underwater attack f Two motor whaleboots at least six life rafts and servers were carriedaboard the Reuben James lending some hope to the anxious families of men known to have been aboard her Sixty navy wives clustered around newspaper and telegraph offices at Portland Maine awaiting addi tional information v The latest official word Was this released by the navy Friday night The navy department has re ceived a report that 44 mem bers of the crew of the U S S Reuben Janes have been res cued The survivors who have been accounted for are all en listed men The navy deparlment has no further information at this time put additional details will be re leased when received At the same time the navy made public the names of the seven officers who were aboard Jie destroyer Lieut Commander EJeywood L Edwards 35 of San 1113 Jn CommandThe West of James Grave Iowa Flyers Bailing Out others SheUler34 Annapolis Md Lieuts junior grade Dewev Johnston 31 El Cajtm Cal John J Daub Saltsburg Pa and James M Belden 30 Syracuse 94 v Craig Spowers 24East Orange N J and How 22 Gkn RidScN J 1 tie Reuben James was the first United States warship to be sunk in the battle of the Atlantic In fact only one U S combat vessel the destroyer Jacob Jones was sunk by tor pedo during the World war al though a destroyer and a sub marine went down after col lisions and the cruiser San Diego sank after striking a i navys laconic announce attack on the Reuben James did not say whether the orpedo was launched by sub plane or surface raider ihe general assumption was the hit was scored bv an undersea boat y J Frandle Rites o Be Held Sunday NORTHWOOD Funeral serv be held Sunday afternoon or G J Frandle in the North vood Lutheran church The rites l be conducted beginning at n ihiii n the Dell cemetery burial to be madc Axis Troops Cross Jpper Donets River BERLIN upper Do ets river has been crossed at sev ral points and German and Ru manian troops are continuing their ursuit of Russian forces in the Crimea the German high com mand reported Saturday Two HawkeyeAviators Meet on Slope of California Mountain FRESNO Cal Jack C West of Centerville Iowa shivered and pulled his thin fly ing suit lighter around his shoul ders It had been two days since he parachuted from his P10 pur suit ship on to the slope of10 400foot Barton peak and the bandoned trappers shack he had managed to find in Sngarloaf valley 5080 feet below Ihe crest of the mountains didnt offer much in the way of pro tection against the subfreezing autumn cold Lieutenant West surveyed his diminishing supply of emergency rations and the even scanter sup ply of food he had discovered in the cabin It was night again and he wondered how much longer he would be alone when or whether he would get out of the high Sierra alive There was a knock at the door Whos there West called Im a lost aviator came the reply Can you show me the way out of here My God so am I West an swered Come on in Lieut Leonard C Lydon of Dex ter Iowa came in He said he had jumped from his P4H pursuit ship on to the slope of Barton peak two days Oct 24 when the plane had become sep arated in a storm from a forma tion ot 19 flying northward toward Sacramento from March field in southern California West told the same story He loo had been in the pursuit squadron had become lost and run out of gasoline The two flyers pooled sup plies They found fishing tackle and caught IZ fish For five days they wandered through the val ley and along the ridges looking for a way out At last they climbed halfway up Barton peak lighted a fire and spelled out their names with stones Searching planes spotted them and guided a ground rescue party to the scene Friday night a week after they leaped into the Sierra wilderness Lydon and West were brought to Fresno and instructed to rest at the air base hospital Wan bearded and heavy eyed they still carried with them their parachute souve nirs of a memorable experience HERSHETT IN IOWA DENISON Lewis B Hershey national director of selective service was to inspect the conscientious objectors camp AND FR CONFER Heads of U S and Canadian Governments Talk at Hyde Park HYDE PARK N Y Minister W L Mackenzie King o Canada arriving here for two days of conference with Presiden Roosevelt said Saturday that it would not surprise me if all phases of Ihe situation concerning the two nations should come up in the course of the conversations We shall talk about every thing I expect the prime min ister asserted Asked whether he expected to return to Canada with a com p 1 p t e understandingKing re sponded that there had been that for a long time He talked briefly with reporters in a private railway car in which he came from Ottawa to nearby Poughkcepsie Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands a refugee in Ottawa arrived in another private car witfi her two children and several attendants Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt drove down to Poughkeepsie to meet the entire party and escort them to the family home just out side Hyde Park village King expected o remain un til Sunday returning to Ottawa in time to hear Clement Attlce lord privy seal of the British government speak to the Cana dian club Monday The prime minister shied away from discussing specific Canadian American defense problems To a question for instance whether the American navy had taken control of the strategic Port of Halifax he suggested that the in quiry be submitted to the navy Reporters remarked that there was great interest in this country in Canadas price fixing regulations and King said he thought they represented the right They are being very well re ceived he said especially by housewives who saw prices of foodstuffs spiraling after the last war It was rainy dismal day and well suited for some Jong chats Between the prime minister and President Roosevelt before an open fireplace at the family home or he chief executives hill top cot Edwords Commanded Reuben James SWARSHIPS STRUCK INITIAL BLOWBERLIN RAF ATTACKS BREMEN RAIDS ITALIAN CITIES Railroads and Docks at Hamburg Bombed in Widespread Raids LONDON A widespread Royal Air Force offensive started big fires in the German cities Hamburg and Bremen blasted Italian targets in Naples and Sicily smashed 10 ships off the Nor wegian coast and struck at axis targels in northern France it was announced officially Saturday The air ministry said fires were started on the docks and railroads at Hamburg during the night and Ibat large fires were started in Bremen although the attack was less heavy Many bombs were seen to burst on tiie docks at Dunkirk it added where fires were left burning There were many fierce battles between RAF bombers and Ger man night fighters it added Six British planes were lost The RAF coastal command re porled raids on enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast and the Frisian islands during the night Ten ships Including a tanker and a large vessel and an escort ship were hit this communique said A number of others were attacked but it was impossible to observe results One plane was missing from these opera tions I Strong forces bit British fighter planes swept over northern France in daylight Saturday flying low over the channel and blasting at Germanheld targels The Rome radio heard here Lieut Commander H L Edwards 35 a native of San Saba Tex was the commander of the Reuben James U S de stroyer which the navy an nounced was torpedoed and sunk west of Iceland Edwards an allaround athlete was cap tain of the wrestlinc team on the 1328 Olympic squad SNOW CAUSE OF ALGONA MISHAP Eric Nelson Struck by Automobile at Street Intersection first snowfall of the season Friday evening was blamed here for an accident in which Eric Nelson a man in his iOs suffered a fractured right mee when he was struck by a car driven by Charles McVay Mr Nelson was hit at the in tersection of Call and Jones streets when Mr McVay turned he corner but did not see him due o the falling snow He was taken o the Kossuth hospital for treat ment The storm caused the postpone ment of the AlgonaClarion foot ball game It has been tentatively set for next Wednesday evening The snowfall was estimated at inches CARNIVAL POSTPONED CENTERVILLE Cen erville cosl carnival will be held Tuesday the association com nerce sponsor announced Origi g nally scheduled for Friday the FINAL luuio ncard here broadcast an Italian communique saying that Royal AitForce squadrons Friday night raided Palermo Naples and the nearby industrial area of Italy fr on was the fifth attack m the last 10 days as parl of a persistent aerial of fensive against Italy directed particularly at the axis supply line lo North Africa There have been many axis roops trated at Naples recently for transportation to Libya in ex pectation of a British winter of fensive in North Africa The Rome broadcast said that ilght damage and some fires which were soon controlled were by the British attacks Osage Girl Injured in Nora Springs Accident NORA Kings bury Osage was injured in an auto mishap at the railroad under pass at the west limits of Nora Springs about oclock Satur day afternoon The accident oc curred when Miss Kingabury who was alone struck the underpass Ihe extent of her injuries could not be determined immediately She was taken to Mercy hospital in Mason Cily Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and colder Saturday night lowest tempera lure about 25 Sunday fair warmer in afternoon IOWA Fair o partly cloudy and colder wilh temperatures 25 to 30 Saturday night Sunday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Fair to partly clou dy colder southeast and extreme east Saturday night Sunday in creasing high cloudiness and warmer IN MASON CITY Mason City received its first snowfall of the season Saturday starting as rain Friday night it turned into snowfall during the early hours Saturday However it melted almost as soon as it reached the ground GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Friday 40 Minimum in Night 32 At 8 a m Saturday 33 Precipitation 217 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Hawks Trail Indiana 70 Gophers Lead IOWA Hoos lers led Iowa 7 to 0 during the first quarter of their Big 10 game Saturday before a homecoming day crowd FIRST QUARTER The Hoosiers won the toss and elected to kickoff having the wine advantage during the first quarter Sabans kick went overthe goa Iowa taking over on its own 20 failed to gain on an end run Farmer picked up i yard over right tackle Farmer go two on a line smash Hillenbrand returned Farmers kick 3 yards to the Hoosier 45 failed to gain on a reverse into Ihe line Hillen brand picked up 2 on an end sweep On a fake punt White slipped through the Iowa line t the Iowa 25 While picked up two through the middle of the Iowa line Hillenbrand back to pass couldnt spot a receiver so cut up the field and down the sitle lines lor a touchdown Indiana 6 Iowa 0 Gene Whites placement was good INDIANA 7 IOWA 0 Sabans kick went over the goa line Iowa taking over on the 20 sliced over right guard for two Trinble recovered Merles fumble on the Iowa 25 spilled Jacoby for a yard loss on an end run G White got a yard through center Hillenbrand faked a pass and picked up three around end Hil lenbrand took Jacobys pass out side the end zone and the Hawks took their own 22 got three througl left tackle Merles was forced ou of bounds on the Iowa 36 for a first down Green was smackec down behind the line for a yarc loss Farmer on n reverse picked up four yards Farmed failed to gain on n reverse Farmers kick went out of bounds on Indianas 35 Indiana Hillenbrand q ui c k kicked over the Iowa goal the Hawks taking over on their own 20 was smothered on the line of scrimmage by the left side of the Hoosicr line MINNESOTA LEADS NORTHWESTERN 20 MINNEAPOLIS Minnesotas undefeated Gophers led the Northwestern Wildcats 2 to 0 al the quarter of their Big 10 con lesl played before a crowd of 64 646 Saturday afternoon FIRST PERIOD Northwestern kicked off and on the first play Gamaos raced 22 yards to the Minnesota 49 Two kicks by Garnaas kept North western deep in its own territory during the first half of the quar ter one of the punts rolling dead on the Northwestern three yard line Each time DcCorrevont punt ed out of danger and on the sec ond a clipping penally set Min nesota back to its 43 SEASONS FIRST SNOW IN IOWA DES M O I N E S fore tasle ot winler gripped western Iowa early Saturday morning and Ihe seasons first snow fall con tinued unabated although doomed by observers to give way to milder weather later Salurday Clear skies by noon were forecast Friday nights snoivslorm cen lercd in soulhwcstern and central is forcing closure of at least 6 from Atlantic Council Bluffs communications and dampening Halloween spirits Heavy falls ranged north to Sioux City Spencer and Storm Lake while late evening flurries which melted as soon as they touched the ground struck as far cast as Des Moines Highway 6 was opened to early morning traffic after a four inch fall atop a slushy base resulted in skidding cars and a jam four miles east of Council Bluffs The snow followed general rains which turned football fields into Minnesota Northwtern 6 Deny F Charge Nazis Planned to Carve South America From Compiled Cable Dispatches Germany issued a formal declaration Saturday claim ing the United States shot first in the undeclared sea war now going on in the north Atlantic The nazi declaration is sued with typical propa ganda fanfare claimed that America attacked G e r many It was accompanied by a formal denunciation of President Roosevelts charges that Germany plans a nazi carveup of South America and abolition of organized religion when as and if her new order is established throughout he world The German rmne didnot appear to indicate on the sur face at least any formal change in the already tenu ous breakingpoint status of AmericanGerman relations It appeared however to be an effort by Berlin to place in the record the nazi version the situation which has led to a brush between the U S S Greer and a nazi submarine the damaging of the U S S Kearny by a nazi submarine and the sinkinjjof the U S S Reuben James by a nazi submarine The U S S Greer and Kearny said the rcich declara tion attacked German sub marines first and thus America lias attacked Germany Newspaper correspondent1 were advised several hours in advance that an imnovtanl nazi announce ment would be made but its na ture was not disclosed in advance The statement was issued to newspaper correspondents sum moned to the German propa ganda ministry by a notice is sued several hours earlier that a statement or great import ance wouVd be given out In addition to the assertion that America has attacked Germany the nazis through their diplomatic missions throughout the world is sued a formal denial of the charges of Mr Roosevelts Navy day address denial called Mr Roose statement nonsensical This absurd forgeries of the crude and most impudent kind This followed the line taken by Ber lins propaganda a few hours after the speech was made It seemed possible that in ad dition to keeping Ihe record straight the Germans might be laying the groundwork lor an appeal to Japan for action un der Tokios adherence lo the tripartite military alliance By asserting that the United States attacked Germany Ber lin might hope lo establish a dip lomatic ground for a request that Japan come to Germanys assist ance by a new diversion in the Pacific Indications that a Japanese thrust into Thailand and possibly against the Burma road have been multiplying in the past few days Japanese action to close the Vladivostok route for supplies from the United Slates lo Russia would also be of aid to Germany as would a Japanese attack on Si berin The German propaganda and diplomatic move came as naii armies pounded hard against the Russians particularly on the approaches to Moscow Neutral Turkey offered her good offices to mediate between all bclligerels but there seemed no prospect that springing from Turkeys precari ous position a lone neutral surrounded by warring powers would be accepted reports soggy quagmires for those games which were high to keep warm in the face of pelt ing rain ant nazi victory also was claimed lowa State S Dakota Nofre Dame Army ;