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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AMD ARCHIVCS A HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED FBESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 41941 THUS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 22 U S NAVAL TANKER TORPEDOED Navy Lists 97 HEAVY ON ROSTOV IS BEGUN BY NAZIS Germans Claim to Be Nearly Ready for Assault on Sevastopol By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tankled German troops were reported to have opened a violent new offensive Tuesday against RostovonDon gateway to the Caucasus oil fields while axis forces pouring into the Crimean peninsula were declared to be ready for a frontal attack within a very few hours on Russias great Black sea naval base of Sevastopol Nazi field batteries have already begun shelling Sevastopol it was reported Soviet frontline dispatches said the German onslaught against Rostov directed by the veteran tank army commander ColonelGeneral Ewald von Kleist was attacking from sev eral directions At one point the Russians ad mitted the Germans have suc ceeded in driving a wedge sev eral miles long into red army lines losing 400 men killed 15 tanks and 20 field guns The thrust now has been halted the Russians termans within JO milesof mebig Don river acity of 520000most of whose civilian population was withdrawn last week Supported by red warplanes soviet troops repulsed two at tacks by Italian soldiers it was reported and hurled back a savage drive by three tank paced German infantry divisions in fighting aound the be leaguered city On the central front soviet dis patches said German troops in the outskirts of Tula key munitions center 100 miles south of Moscow had begun to shell the town Nazi troops broke through red defense lines at one point these dispatches said but failed to reach the center of the city The Russians frankly acknowl edging that the Crimea was in grave danger asserted however that the strategic peninsula has not been conquered fighting is going on and will go on London advices said a soviet winter army of approximately 750000 troops especially trained in Arctic Siberia was moving up to the long battlefront to bolster hardpressed red forces from Moscow to RostovonDon About 200000 have already ar rived at Moscow it was reported and another 200000 are on their way to help out where they most are in the vicinity Rostov the Caucasus gateway below which the German drive across the Crimea threatens to establish a short cut to the Caucasus itself Nazi reports from the front said German dive bombers already had sunk or damaged 25 Russian transports waiting in the harbors of Savastopol Kerch and Yalta ggs Hurled of Reuben James I DETROIT anti interventionists hurled eggs and tomatoes at Lord Halifax British ambassador to the UnitedStates n downtown Detroit Tuesday Detectives accompanying him aid one egg struck the ambassa dor An hour later Lord Halifax cut short a conference sayinc his eye was bothering him and visited Henry Ford hospital where physicians treated the eye and said it was all right Cyril Cane British consul hero said the ambassador had been suffering an eye irritation for sev eral days and that the trouble was result of the eggthrowing The womens demonstration occurred as Lord Halifax arrived at 11 a m for a visit in the chanc ery building on Washington boulevard with Archbishop Ed ward Mooney bead of the Catho lic archdiocese of Detroit Outside the building the wom en carrying such signs as He member the Two Wars For Inde pendence lined the sidewalk As the ambassador entered the build ing they loosed their missiles Resisting efforts by the detec tives to hurry him inside the tall Briton said Dont hurry boys Let them have a good time for their money Apparently unruffled by the ceeded to a brief meetingwith Archbishop Mooney It was later meeting with Jbisnop Frank W Creigbton of the Epis copal diocese of Michigan which Halifax interrupted for his trip to the hospital Detective Inspector Charles E Searle escorting the ambassador also was struck by one of the eggs On Monday women parading outside the BookCadillac hotel with placards reading Down With England and Halifax is a War Monger staged a brief dem onstration as the ambassador lelt missiles were LORD HALIFAX with Eggs Klipto Safe Cracked Taken left talking with Miss Laurene VanHooseri employe of the Klipto Loose Leaf company who discovered its safe was cracked when she went to open it Tuesdaymormng Mr mi lace cash box which was pried open arid Bliss VanHoosen whatwas left of the combination after it 4s hammered from the safe State agents are also investigating the robbery Lock photo Kaycnav en Boy 4 Rolls Out of Car Is Found OIPT Running on Highway GIFTS STOLEN PLYMOUTH Ind his grandparents automobile whizzed along a highway Donnie Shock 4 played with a door handle The door came open and he rolled across the pavement By the lime Donnie had been missed and his grandparents Mr and Mrs Walter Manguiv had headed the car back he was on his feet and running down the road Doctors said he suffered only bruises and a slight Czech Spokesman Says Nazis Executed 335 LONDON URA Czech gov ernment spokesman claimed Tues day that the Germans have exe cuted 335 Czech leaders in the five weeks since Gestapo Leader Reinhard Heydrich undertook a campaign of reprisals to halt Czech passive resistance to cooperation with Germany DOUBLE TROUBLE WILLIAMS Iowa double trouble in the dlenn Pratt home Both sons Averill and Glenn are carrying their right arms in splints Both have broken arms NOVOROSSISK nazi Wve into Crimea through the IN CHEST Yeggs Pry Open Window and Crack Combination on Safe With Sledge Burglars cracked the combina tion from the safe in the Klipto Loose Leaf company office 15 Delaware avenue southeast early Tuesday morning and escaped with about S100 in cash which S20 had been collected Monday from employes of the store for the Community Chest Contents of the safe were cov ered by insurance according to Herman M Knudson president of the company The building is more or less open during the eve ning because employes arc often working there and usually a night man is in the building according toMr Knudson so the breakin must have occurred in the early hours of the morning Entrance was gained 1p the building by prying a window in the rear of the building breaking a tip off the lock The safe evi dently was broken open by blows from a heavy sledge hammer ac cording to police since marks nf the blows were left on the safe door Miss Laurene VanHoosen dis covered the combination had been broken from the safe when she went to open it Tuesday morn ing shortly after arriving at the store Practically nothing had been disturbed about the safe and it had gone unnoticed for some time after some of the employes had arrived at the building Only the cash box was taken from the safe and cracked open Records filed in the safe were not disturbed Police investigated the breakin Tuesday morning and fingerprints were taken from various parts of the safe Two slate agents from ihe Bureau of Investigation also examined the safe and cash box N Y Casts Ballots in Mayoralty Election NEW YORK than 2200000 voters decide Tuesday whether to reelect Mayor Fiorello H La Guardia for a third term or supplement him with William ODwyer the Murder Inc prosecutor in an emotional election which had burst party barriers here as never before La Guardia was generally favored Jennie Brunner to Plead to Murder Charge Thursday Jennie Brunner was arraigned in district court here Tuesday on an indictment charging her with murdering her husband Sam Brunner Her attorney L R Boomhower asked that she be given time to plead and the judge set the time for Thursday morn ing at 10 oclock She admitted to officers just after the shoot ing on Sept 30 that she had fire two shots at her husband the first missing and the second killing him CONCERT SERIES STARTS TUESDAY Jessica Dragorfette Goes io New York Each Week for Broadcasts Jessica Dragonette noted so prano opens the 194142 season of the North Iowa concert league a oclock Tuesday evening ir the high school auditorium Miss Dragonette who comes to Mason City from Whiona Minn where she appeared Monday night covers thousands ot miles weekly during her concert season return ing to Radio City New York each weekend to be featured in Ih Saturday Night Serenade broad csst over the Columbia network In addition to Miss Dragonette the North Iowa Concert league will bring o Mason City the American ballad singers and Per cy Grainger famed pianist at later dates Season tickets will be avail able at the door Tuesday night but not thereafter Doors will be open at Tuesday night Tickcls will not be sold for individual concerts Steps Into Street to Board Trolley Killed DES MOINES MVJuliu Schoen 81 died Tuesday at a hos pital here from injuries which re suited when he was struck by ai automobile Monday night as he stepped into the street to board an approaching street car 800 SEEK JOBS DES MOINES hun dred persons have applied for jobs manufacturing ammunition at the Des Moincs ordnance plant which will have a force of 6500 men and women turning out bullets when it reaches full operation in officials said Tuesday 1942 HEAVY TOLL ON WARSHIP GIVES CAPITAL SHOCK Navy Bomber Crash at Sea Kills 12 No lowans Are Listed BULLETIN WASHINGTON The navy department announced Tuesday It had abandoned hope for finding the seven officers and 88 enlisted men lost in the tor pedo sinking of the destroyer Reuben James Intensive search has been made in the area west of Iceland where the ship went down last Thursday niffhl the department reported WASHINGTON WfThe navy gave the nation a grim accounting Tuesday on the cost of the battle n the men probably lost in the lorpedoing of the de stroyer Reuben James and 12 naore killed in the crash of a big bomber on patrol somewhere ai The destroyers heavy losses shocked the capital which had been waiting anxiously since Fri day for news but the navy indi cated it did not expect the total to diminish The navy department a communique stated holds little hope for the rescue of the sev en officers and 88 enlisted menwho have not been ac counted for f Of those accounted for two were dead The body of one was recovered from the sea after the Reuben James went down some where west of Iceland the of Oct 3031 The other sailor died after being rescued The known survivors totaled 45 Eight were injured but only one was reported in a serious condi tion The casualties the Reuben James were made public shortly after midnight intensifying the impact of the earlier disclosure that one ot the Atlantic com mands huge bombers had been lost with all aboard Killed in the bomber crash were two navy officers nine enlisted men and an army officer who was described as a passenger The navys statement said the wreck age of the ship had been found and it was understood that the bodies had been recovered No lowans were listed in an nouncements of the two trage dies The bomber had been missing since midmorning Sunday the department announced but with held information for the present on he location of the crash the type of ship and other details While there was nothing offi cial on the subject it was hinted broadly that the plane probably was one of the navys longrange PBY patrol ships which have been serving as the eyes for sur face fleet operations Since the United Slates occu pied Iceland and President Roose velt ordered the armed services to keep the sea lanes open to North America 12 other men have lost heir lives Eleven were killed in the Uboat attack on the Jiestroy cr Kearny and one army flyer with he Iceland task force met death when his warplane crashed If the indicated Reuben James losses prove correct the list of men who have perished in line of duty will total 121 since Aug 19 the day the army flyer was killed The Reuben James casually breakdown showed that she was carryingJ42 officers and men in her heavier comple ment than originally believed The normal complement for a destroyer of her type is 122 but she was operating under virtual wartime conditions when crews are usually larger The navy made public the list of the destroyers known W H Merrell a fireman first class of Ardmore Tcnn and D R Olmstead second class of Olean N of the 45 survivors The names of the enlisted men unaccounted for were not re leased The names of the seven missing officers were made public last Friday when the number of enlisted men survivors was placed tentatively at 44 Nazis Claim Sea Success Lose 3 Chiefs BERLIN high com mand claimed another big success for its submarines and airplanes m the battle against British sea lifelines Tuesday asserting that nearly 75000 tons of shipping in cluding a destroyer and 11 mer chant ships from a single Atlantic convoy had been sunlc The high command said that In one big attack against the Atlantic convoy 53000 tons were sent to the bottom A second destroyer and three merchant ships were hit by tor pedoes and severely damaged it said A similar announcement by the German high command last week preceded lite Washington revela tion of the sinking of the U S destroyer Heuben James Prominent Sub Commanders Lost The claim coincided with publi cation by Grand Admiral Ericli Raeder chief of the German naval forces of obituaiy notices for three of the most prominent submarine commanders lost by the reich Two of the deaths had been previously announced They were those of Commander Guenther Prien revealed to have been lost last March 7 and Lieut Commander Joachim Schcpkc lost last March 17 The third commander was Com mander FritzJulius Lemp lost last May 9 Also announced for the first lime was the loss ot Capt Ernst Krueder commander of an un named auxiliary cruiser revealed to have been lost last May 8 Prien early in the war took his submarine into Britains heavily guarded Scapa Flow naval base and sank the battle ship Royal Oak His exploit was widely publicized by the Germans and Hitler conferred upon him he reichs highest military honor the knijrhts cross with oak leaf of the iron cross Schepke was credited with the sinking of more than 200000 ton of enemy shipping Gunman Empties Ink on Head of Grocer ALAMEDA Cal gun man strolled into Mrs Mabe Adams grocery store toolc from the till and calmly emptying a bottle of ink over Mrs Adams Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy with ligh showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much changi in temperature Lowest abou 35 IOWA Partly cloudy lo cloudy light showers extreme north Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy west cloudy east occasional light rain northeasi and extreme east no dccidec change in temperature MINNESOTA Cloudy occasions snow north and central ligh showers extreme south slightly colder extreme northwest Tues day night Wednesday partlj cloudy lo cloudy light rain 01 snow northeast occasions showers southeast INMASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 54 Minimum Monday night 32 At 8 a m Tuesday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 49 EXTENDED FORECAST Extended orecast for the period from p m Tuesday Nov 4 to p m CST Saturday Nov 8 Upper Mississippi valley The temperature will average near normal Indiana Illinois Iowa ant southern Wisconsin and below normal Minnesota and northern Wisconsin Colder Minnesota Wisconsin Iowa Wednesday anc Wednesday night and in Illinois and Indiana by Thursday and again near end of period Precipi tation will average light exccp moderate Minnesota and north ern Wisconsin occurring first claj and again Friday and Saturday mostly as snow northern portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin AMERICAN SHIP WASINCONVOY NO LIVES LOST Oil Vessel Salinas Reaches Port Safely in Spite of Damage WASHINGTON de partment announced Tuesday a laval oil tanker the Salinas had been torpedoed without warning on the night of Oct 2930 south west of Iceland but had reached Jort in safety despite serious damage There was no loss of life nor erious injury to personnel the lavy said The attack occurred Ihc night before the torpedo sinking of the destroyer Reuben James in which 97 crewmen were killed or arc missing The navy announced that the sinking ot the Reuben James was on the night of Oct 3031 In the case of the Salinas the navy said that announcement of the attack was withheld until the vessel reached port in safety No details of the damage will be released as it will be of no value except lo the nazi the navy added The ship was in a convoy when attacked which was day prior to the attack and sinking of the U S S Reuben James The Salinas is commanded bv Commander Harley F Cope of New Orleans La The tanker wns built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company for the U S shipping board in 1920 It was transferred to the navy and commissioned Dec IB 1921 The navy described the vessel as beinsr of 16800 tons displace ment with a complement of 107 men It is 463 feet long with a beam of GO feet The ship is armed car rying two 5inch guns and a bat tery of antiaircraft guns The vessel was the fourth Unilcd Slates warship lo be in volved in a torpedoing incident in a period of two months The shooting started Sept 4 when the destroyer Grecr encoun tered a submarine southwest of Iceland and the sub fired two tor pedoes at the destroyer but both went wide The Grcer counter attacked with depth charges but there was no evidence the LTboat was hit On Oct 17 the destroyer Kearny WDS torpedoed by a submarine which the navy said was unques tionably German Badly smashed the Kcarny suffered losses of 11 men now given up as lost two men wounded and eight slightly injured The Kearny was on convoy duty at the time of the torpedoing about 350 miles south and west of Iceland On the night of Oct 3031 the Reuben James like tlie Kearny on convoy duty was torpedoed and apparently went down rapidly the first American warship to be sunk in this war She had 142 men on board and of those the navy de partment announced only Monday night that it held litllc hope for rescue ot seven officers and 88 en listed seamen who had not been accounted for The navy report also showed that one man died shortly after bcinc rescued that the body of another man was recovered and lhat in addition to those two Ihe others actually accounted for numbered 8 injured and 37 unin jured Characteristic of all the war ship attacks is that they have occured in a relatively small area of the north Atlantic west and to some extent south of Ice land The Reuben James heavy losses shocked the capital which had been waiting anxiously since Fri day for news but the navy indi cated it did not expect the total lo diminish NAMED TO MINNESOTA DES MOINES B Armour fowa WPA operations division director since 1933 has been named regional WPA en gineer at St Paul Minn state ad ministrator John Naughtori an nounced ;