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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DCS MO HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 3 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 1 NO 21 BEDS MAKE PEACE OFFER TO FINNS Man Defrauded of in REVEALS U S PRESSURE DIES IN 3 CAR ACCIDENT ON 65 Four in Hospital Meservey Persons Escape Harm Arthur Scholl 51 Rockwell was killed and four persons from Anoka Minn were seriously in jured in an automobile accident involving three HIGHWAY FATALITY NO FOR COUNTY IN 1941 automobiles at Saturday evening a mile and a half south of Ma son City on highway 65 Six other per sons received minor injuries T r a f f ic on the highway was blocked for an hour by the tangled wreckage The Scholl car was demolished the others badly dam aged Those seriously injured were Mrs Edna Peterson her daughter Arlene Mrs Roderick Smith and her daughter Lorraine all of Au oka An attendant at the Park hos pital Monday noon described their condition as fair E x a m i n a tion and treatment of their injuries Has not been completed pending improvement of their physical con dition the attending physician said Mrs Smith suffered a broken right leg a badly cut left arm cuts and bruises about the face and Brother Helped Set Car Upright Didnt Know Who Was Killed Scholl brother of the victim came by shortly after the accident not knowing his brother was a victim He helped set the car upright He watched the ambulance come and pick up the victim and didnt know for an hour afterward that it was his own brother who was killed chest injuries Mrs Peterson re ceived a fractured left leg and fractured skull left arm broken at the wrist a sprained right hand and multiple bruises and cuts with possible chest injuries The two daughters were not so seriously injured Lorraine Smith was suffering from cracked ribs face bruises and other injuries not yet deter mined Arlene Peterson suf fered a badly bruised mouth and broken front teeth and other scratches and bruises The six persons in the third car received only slight cuts and bruises Engle Fekkers of Meservey was driver of the car Passengers were Mr and Mrs Henry Pals Mrs Fekkers and Ixvo Fekkers children Gloria 8 and Roger 5 Fekkers was driving south on highway 65 at the lime of Ihe accident He stated that the car driven by Scholl who was alone struck him from behind and at the left The Fekkers machine then went into Ihe ditch at the right turned over and righted itself The Scholi car caromed into the left hand lane striking tht Anoka car headon The car from Anoka was re turning from Camp Claiborne Ia It was practically de molished Immediately after the collision this machine started to burn but the flames were rap idly extinguished Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan who Was the first to answer the call ARTHUR SCHOLL in Crash Wreckage Pins Body of Driver in Auto The wreckage of two of thecars involved in the fatal crash Saturday evening is shown in the picture above Nearest the camera is the ear in which Art Scholl Rock well met death He was thrown partly through the top of the car and pinned in the wreckage as it telescoped ne ceasitating considerable work prying it apart before the body could be removed Still on its wheels is the car in which four persons from Anoka Minn were returning home from Camp Claiborne La when it collided headon with Scholls machine All four were seriously injured Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan the firstofficer to arrive on the scene of the accident is shown above looking through the Scholl car for identification marks after the drivers body had been removed and the car had been tipped back on its wheels The officer is standing on the ground indi catmg how the car was smashed flat by the impact to the accident told of the scene of destruction which met him and of the impossibility of handling it alone He wason his way lo Mason City from Rockwell and happened upon the scene only a few minutes after the accident Funeral services for Mr Scholl will be held Tuesday at a m at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Rockwell with Father A W Klassen in charge Burial will be in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Rockwell Patterson funeral home in Rock well Monday morning where it lay in state throughout the day Rosary was to be said Monday at 8 p m A coroners inquest was being held by Coroner R E Smiley at Ihe courlhouse Monday aflernoon Arthur Nathan Scholl was born May 4 1890 in Franklin counly near Sheffield He is survived by his wife Tosephinc two sons IMelvin and Evan both at home three daughters Julia Mae and El dcna both at home and Sister M Gcrmainc at Sinsinawa Wis He is also survived by seven brothers Peter Nick William Roy and Francis at Rock well and Albert at Olivia Minn Iwo sisters Mrs John Hogan and Mrs Evan Smith both of Rock well His parents Mr and Mrs Frank J Scholl and one sister Mrs John Rohncr preceded him in death Deputy Sheriff Dwan said If we ever needed a twoway radio in the sheriffs cars I certainly needed one Saturday night Traffic was thiek and had to be handled to prevent another accident At the same time the injured had lo be cared for It was just too much for one man Highway patrolmen another deputy sheriff and a Mason City police officer arrived shortly lo i assist The officers rouled traffic around on themile roads north and south of the accident until the pavement could be cleared The first cars arriving on the scene were loaded with the in jured and took them to liie Park hospital in Mason City Dwan ex pressed his appreciation for this help which he received Iowa Toll for Year Is 512 UNITED PRESS Authorities indicated Monday an inquest is expected into the death of Sergeant Claude Wil liams 23 of Ottumwa who was struck by a car and killed Sunday while walking with three compan ions east of Ottumwa Williams was Iowas 512lh auto mobile accident victim of 1941 compared with 538 on a similar date a year ago He was the ninth victim since last Monday A soldier at Fort Spelling Minn Williams returned home Saturday for a visit with his fam ily Miss Eva Carrels 18 of Hed rick also was struck by the car and was taken to a hospital where she was treated for shock bruises and a possible back in jury Sheriff Mike Mier of Wapello county said the driver of the car was being held but that no charges had been filed lowan Killed in Fall Down Elevator Shaft KNOXVILLE Hed rick 47 who had been in charge of alfendants at the Veterans hos pital here died Sunday of skull injuries which resulted from a fall down the elevator shaft at the hospital Saturday Hcdrick a native of Knoxville and a hospital employe 20 years landed on his head after falling 17 feet The Minnesota ear is shown standing half on and lialf off the paving the camera facing south Traffic was blocked m both directions for a considerable time until the wreckage could be cleared highway patrolmen routing cars off the paving on to gravel roads north and south of the acene Lock photos Kayenay engravings FR AND KING END MEETING President Doesnt Deny Price Control May Have Been Discussed HYDEPARK N Presi dent Roosevelt agreed with Cana dian Prime Minister W L Mac kenzie King that the two had spent a profitable two days together that they had talked as King had put it about anything and every thing but that no decisions had been reached Like King who left here for Ot tawa Sunday nigh I after spending Salurday and Sunday at the Roose velt home the chief executive pre ferred to keep silent on specific matters of international concern were taken up at their meet ing He even went so far as to say there actually had been no con ference He said he did not Ihink he could elaborate or that reporters could on his conversations with the prime minister And to a ques tion whether a stronger bond of understanding had been estab lished between the dominion and the United States the president re marked that there was a continu ing bond Nevertheless he did not deny that there might have been Some discussion of price control Canada has ordered a ceiling clamped on prices and legislation to impose some form of control is pending in the Uniled States house of repre sentatives A reporter asked whether any effort would be made to speed up this legislation and the president said he probably would discuss it with congressional leaders at the white house in W as h i n g I o n Wednesday Finns Claim 3 Soviet Destroyers Have Been Sunk by Air Force LONDON UP The Finnish radio reported from Hclsink Monday that three soviet destroy ers have been sunk by the Fin nish air force in the gulf of Fin land The report was heard here by the United Press listening post The destroyers were said to be part of a force of seven soviet na val ships reported by Finnish and Swedish sources to have stoamcc into the Gulf of Finland from thi soviet naval base of Kronstadl Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday followed by fair Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy No de cided change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair south partlj cloudy north Monday and Mon day night scattered light show ers extreme northeast Monday Tuesday partly cloudy scatterec light showers northeast coldei northeast and extreme north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday52 Minimum Sunday night 25 At 8 a m Monday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 35 The figurts for Sunday Maximum Saturday M Minimum in night 2S At 8 a m Sunday 30 Precipitation 02 in YEAR AGO Maximum rfi Minimum 35 DAGGETT TELLS OF DEALINGS IN BONDED WHISKY Slater Listed as Head of Bottling Company Released on Bond Embezzlement of from Bradford B Daggett retired Ma son City plumbing supply mer chant was reported here Monday y County Attorney M L Mason One man Albert A Slater 33 is free in Chicago on 515000 bond pending extradition proceedings on a charge of embezzlement he aid and two others not yet in custody are involved Slater was arrested in Chica eo on a bench warrant issued by the Cerro Gordo county district court following his indictment by the grand jury last week The county attorney and L A Moe attorney for Mr Dairgctt took the warrant to Chicago to effect Slaters arrest Two men neither of them Slat er induced Daggett in August 1839 to turn over warehouse cer ificates for 561000 worth of vhisky to the United Bottling and Distribuling company Chicago after they had agreed to bottle the whisky when it became four years old officers said The bottling company existed only on paper however Slater being the president according to the firms letterhead Later the two men returned and Dae tett acreed to provide 2500 bar rels of whisky worth approxi mately Heturned over additional of certificates on this contract he claims William Morrison Louisville Ky vice president of the Cum mings Distillery company of tha city reported to officers here tha the same two men evidently hac got warehouse centificates for 255 barrels owned by Miss Eva Gay a Kentuckian living in Chi cago In return for the certificate worth approximately 515000 they had given her what she though was a guarantee bond for S25000 Who4i Mr Morrison on whose company the warehouse certifi cates were written approached Miss Gay to purchase Ihe whisky in order to bottle it she told him that she had sold the certificates for 525000 When he asked if she cot the money she showed him the sup posed bond Upon opening it however he found that the en velope contained only deeds to six Chicago cemetery lots the Kentuckian said He said cancelled certificates of the distillery showed they had been held by both Daggett and Miss Gay Slater told Chicago Police Sergt Phil Brcitzkc after his arrest tha he hacPbeen used as a dupe b two men whom he refused to name Nat M Kahn Chicago al toincy for Daggett said that to Daggetts knowledge Slater had nr part in the transactions beyond lending his name as head of the farm Slater old Chicago police he would fight extradition accord in to an Associated Press dis patch The county attorney said he would apply immediately to Gov George A Wilson for ex tradition papers and submit the mater lo Gov Dwight Green Mr Daggett has been a residen of this community for approxi mately 50 years and is now re tired His residence is at 227 Firs street northwest For a number of years he wa in the plumbing business follow ing which he went on the road a salesman for plumbing supply companies In this capacity h worked for the Mason City Supply company and the Hawkeye Supply company of Mason City and late with the Beckman Brothers Sup ply company of DCS Moines 3 Million Claim Asked by US in Robin Moor Loss WASHINGTON Th United States offered to accept lump sum of 52967092 in full set tlement of all claims against thi German government for the sink ing of the American steamc Robin Moor the state deparlmen disclosed Tuesday and the Ger man embassy indicated that ai appropriate reply from the Gei man government was not to be ex pectcd BRADFORD B DAGGETT Plane Breaks Up Airmen Thrown Out GEORGE TOWN Cal Eight array airmen some of them literally calapulted from a storm tossed army bomber as the craft began breaking up in midair were safe Monday AH rode their parachutes to safely after the fourmotored ship ran into difficulties Sunday in a flight over he Sierra Ne vada from Reno Nev to Sac ramento Stillmissing was the pilot Sec ond Lieut H M Walker Two of the men Corp Ster ling Isdri Hurricane Utah and Pvt Aldon H Stookey Corning Cal were found Sunday night They had landed on a ranch neai Tells peak 20 miles cast The six rescued Monday had landed about 15 miles further cast They were Second Lieut J R Mode Fort Worth Tex the co pilotStaff Sgt Eugene M Clem ens Chamberlain S Dak Corp Waller B Clnnz Pvt Harold Sals bury Bangor Me Pvt Fred K Pekuri Portland Ore and Pvt Robert V Mosely Columbus Nebr Moslcy was reported injured seriously Ison said the crew of the plane was virtually catapulted into the air after the plane struck an air pocket About noon we hit a territic down draft he said were flying at 12000 al the time The tail fell off I felt myself lifted and a second laler I was crashing through the glass of the gun ners turret and flyinij blindly into space I pulled the rip cord Stookey was whipped through a hole in the fuselage At least three other fighting planes crashed in California Sun day killed two flyers and injur ing another At San Ansclmo north of San Francisco Licuts n E Speck man and Thomas Lcrov Truax rode to death against Bald Hill in their fast P40 pursuit ships Sunday nig hi The planes struck only 20 feet apart caught fire and were demolished Lieut Walter D Radovich fly ing another P40 in the same squadron of 13 parachuted to earth near Santa Vcnicia six miles away and broke n leg in landing Army men hunted the wreckage of his plane Search was also being made for four other missing army flyers Lieuts A B Dannell and R D Lcimbackcr were unreported on a trip in an army Iraining plane from March field in southern Cali fornia to Moffelt field near San Jose Lieut Robert Agnew like wise flying a trainer disappeared on a scheduled 30minute hop from Stockton to Moflctt field Lieut Richard M Long of Connellsville Pa missing 10 days was still being sought in Ihe mountains east and north ol Fresno His pursuit plane and four pilots later located disappeared from the same P40 squadron then numbering 19 and norlhbound from which Speck man Truax and Radovich were lost Sunday on the relurn Irip from Washinglon state Y INJURED IOWAX WRITES RED OAK Hall 21 one of the sailors injured when the U S destroyer Kearny was torpedoed in the north Atlantic has written his parents here not to worry and that he rxpccts to sec them soon PUT ON FINLAND Negotiate or Lose American Friendship Secretary Declares WASHINGTON of State Cordell Hull Monday re vealed that the soviet union has offered to negotiate peace with Finland The Russian offer to Finland was transmitted by the United States Hull accompanied this dis closure with a strong statement urging Finland to stop her mili tary operations against Russia if she desires to retain friend ship of the United States Hulls statement marie to a press conference said that the discussions had been going on for some time and that he had told Finnish Minister Hjalmav J Pro cope of the Russian offer on Aug 18 Al that time Hull said he told the Finnish minister thai the Unit ed States had learned the soviet union was prepared to discuss a Finnishsoviet peace on the basis territorial compensation to Fin land No spokesman of the Finnish government either here or in Hel sinki Hull added has subsequent ly indicated a desire to investigate the possibility of settling the Rus sianFinnish hostilities by peace ful negotiation ftt Hull revealed that the Ameri can minister in Finland had re cently been instructed to inform the Finnish government that if Finland desires to maintain Unit ed States friendship satisfactory evidence that it in tends to discontinue promptly military operations against soviet territory and withdraw Finnish troops At he same time the American minister again reminded the Finnish government ol the possibilities for bringing about a peaceful settlement The Unted States Hull con tinued is now awaiting the Fin tush governments reply to these latest representations In the meantime apparently because of the lack of Finnish response to the overtures Russia lias recently urged Britain to de clare war on Finland and also on Rumania and HungaryThese three nations are assisting Ger manys drive into Russia Hull sketched the close and friendly relations that have ex isted between this country and r inland as a prelude to his state ment But he added it is pre cisely because of these relations that we are concerned over cer tain aspects of recently manifested Finnish policy Nazis Near Black Sea Naval Base By IOE ALEX MORRIS linilcd Press Foreign News Editor AcIoIC Hitlers armies rolled over the Cnmca captured the railroad city of Kursk on the central front and struck with new fury against the defenses of Moscow Monday The red army still was fight ing in the mountainous southern and easlern sections of the Crimea peninsula o protect the biff naval base of Sevastopol and the Kerch gateway Caucasus oil fields where Rus sian reinforcements poured into the battlefields on three main fronts around the soviet capi Both Moscow and Berlin report ed impressive German gains OR me border of the Black sea and a period of freezing weather fol lowing heavy rain and sleet slorms on Ihe central front appeared to be preparing the way for another final drive by the Germans against the Russian capital In the Crimea the Germans re ported thai they had the Russian defenses on the entire northern northeastern and central fronts sweeping to Ihe Yaila mountains within 30 air miles of Sevastopol which may be de fended for some time but which already has been made almost useless as a naval base because of heavy nazi dive bomber at tacks hgn said that o3175 prisoners had been taken in the Crimea and that 230 tanks and 218 guns had beeh captured or destroyed while the remainder of the Russian army of some 500000 was described as beaten or attempting to evac uate by sea under furious aerial attack Twentyfour Russian transports wcr reported hit by German bomb ;