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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa OtPARTMENT Of r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATE PRESS ANDUNITED PRESS FUIJ LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTH IOWANS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 1941 TB1S PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 27 CHURCHILL BAF EQUALS LUFTWAFFE Train Derailment Kills 11 Injures 50 CYLINDER HEAD FROM FREIGHT WAS ON TRACKS Passenger Train Going 6070 Miles an Hour Becomes Twisted Mass By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS KENTON passenger train thundering through the night at between 60 and 70 miles an hour was derailed Sunday night by a cylinder head blown off a freight train and piled up into a mass of twisted steel near Dunkirk Eleven were listed Monday as dead About 50 were injured Engineer K S Schuler of Fort Wayne one of 48 persons to sur vive the wreck of the Pennsyl vania railroads Fennsytva nian said something went wrong just afler he passed the freight train on his Chicago New York run He recalled faintly seeine a man with a flashlight In Chicago H E Newcomet vice president of the railroad said the cylinder from the freight train blew out and on to the adjoining track and before there was time to flag it the mov jat high speed on the east Bd track struck the damaged nder head derailing and turn over Passengers were tossed helter tdferoutrpf seats and berths and ing cyl in this little community north ot here H Gerard general superin tendent of the Pennsylvanias Northwestern division said that an investigation would open at a m Wednesday at Fort Wayne Ind Tiro hundred yards of track were torn up but railroad spokesmen said trains would be operating normally by noon The damage was estimated by one authority al about A control tower at the intersec tion of the Pennsylvania and New York Central lines was wrecked by the train but two occupants leaped to safety Tangled Pull mans and coaches blocked both lines Speeding along at better than 60 miles an hour the trains loco motive suddenly began swaying back and it approached the crossing said Roy Schwartz kopf tower operator Five the eight cars upset Only one re mained on the rails The Pennsylvanian was the newest train on this division of the Pennsylvania making its first run Sept 28 Most of the victims apparent ly were passengers in the third coach back of the locomotive It literally was split and flunr apart One witness said that those riding on the left side of the car appeared to have es caped generally but that those on the right really got it Several bodies were tossed from the coach along the rightofway said Guy Davis of Chicago who was riding in a club car farther I back John Sweafeldt Chicago a passenger said that he and other persons in a club car remarked that they thought the train was running irregularly after it left Lima Ohio 25 miles west of Dur kirk He described H as feeling like something hard was on the trark Kentons two hospitals were so overloaded with injured that all doctors and nurses in the city re ported for duty in treating the in jured A relief train made up at Crest line Ohio was sent to the acci dent scene to take passengers to meet another train in Pittsburgh The crash occurred on the west ern edge of Dunkirk The control tower was spln tered but miraculously Schwartz kopf and Bucky Davis his assis tant crawled out unhurt Schwartzkopf said the loco motive veered from the rails Just before it passed the tower The first car oj the train jolted on past the locomotive The second car rammed into the en Sine and was smashed badly Injured and dead alike were taken into Dunkirks little wooden depot Ambulances summoned from all neighboring communities hurried the injured to hospitals then returned for the dead who were lined side by side on the floor of the depot Four wreck crews started be LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR LANGEK Defends Self Before Senate Committee PAGE 2 250 Take Part in Kossuth 4H Work STATE PAGE Seven Major Teams in Unbeaten Class SPORTS PAGE FAMOUS BRITISH Gossack Had Had Hand in 3 of English Navys Greatest Exploits LONDON W admiralty announced Monday the loss of the destroyer Cossack which had a hand in three of the royal navys greatest exploits of the boarding of the German prison ship Altmark the battle of Nar vik fjord and the destruction of the German battleship Bismarck The brief admiralty communi que merely announced that the destroyer probably the most famous in the entire British fleet had been sunk It did not tell when where how or how many of its crew were lost The Cossack one of the Tribal class was commissioned in J938 She was of 1870 tons and normal ly carried a crew of 190 men Shot After Complaint Is Turned in by Wife LINEV1LLE Pet ty about 35 was in serious con dition in a Corydon hospital Mon day as the result of a bullet re portedly fired into his chest by Night Marshal Homer Rockhold here Sunday Rockhold said he fired inselfdefense after he had gone to investigate a complaint made by Mrs Petty against her husband lore daybreak wreckage cleaning up the Dog DES MOINES a toy Boston Terrier was credited Monday with saving Ray W Warner and her 18 month old granddaughter Barbara Spry when fire broke out at the Bob Spry home The dog scratched and barked wakened Mrs Warner and she carried the baby from the house which was badly damaged Spry declared Ive a million dollar dog BRAZIL TO COOPERATE RIO DE JANEIRO dent Gelulio Vargar speaking Monday on the fourth anniversary of his new state pledged Bra zils full cooperation for a com mon defense of the Americas NAVY TO TAKE OVER JOBS TIED UP BY STRIKES Orders Rear Admiral Blakely to See That Defense Works Continue WASHINGTON navy instructed Rear Admiral C A Blakely at San Diego Monday to take necessary steps to carry work forward on naval defense construction projects tied up by a strike of building trades work ers The strike of some 3500 work ers on 11 military projects involv ing in contracts was declared by the navy to be in defiance of AFL nostrike agreements and of the 0PM Reviewing the negotiations leading up to the walkout the navy said that the department takes the position that there is no alternative but to inform the commandant that the work must go forward with such labor as can be obtained for the purpose Admiral Blakely commandant of the llth naval district has been authorized to take title to all ma terials at point of origin under all contracts and to vehicles belong ing to the contractors on the vari our naval projects it was said Under such become the property of the government and will be protected by ment forces if necessary t said commandant has been instructed to requestmunicipal county and state authorities to maintain order and afford pro tection to persons and property off government reservations and to maintain free access to zrovernment reservations He also has been instructed to have readily available naval and marine guards to protect govern ment property and to maintain or der on government reservations and in the event of failure of tu slate cpunty and municipal au thorities to do so to assure free access to all employes who desire to work on government reserva tions and the maintenance of or der in the vicinity thereof ik Declares Strikes Are Open Revolt SAN DIEGO Cal strike of AFL Building Tradesmen against navy defense projects Monday was termed open revolt against the United Statesgovern ment in a statement issued by Rear Adm Charles Blakely Hth naval The navy will take full consti tuted authority to suppress this revolt the admiral said Labor leaders have refused to abide by their national organi zations agreement with the navy and in Mondays continued stop page of work they now are de fyinf onlyone UnitedStates government The constitution of the United States grants to its citizens the right to free assemblage but that sacred document does not permit individuals to bludgeon the United States government And I fully intend to see certain San Diego labor leaders do not blud geon the United States navy The strike was called despite a navy declaration that it would import outside labor to continue work on the projects All contractors reported that the strike called in support of a de mand for a wage increase of a day was 100 per cent effective and that no immcdite effort would be made to resume operations Only a few workers went through informal picket lines Admiral Blakely in stating the navy could not tolerate further delay in its vital construction pro gram outlined three courses of action which would be taken to effect work resumption Nazis Launch 2 Offensives on Leningrad By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leningrad wfiich Adolf Hitler boasted he could storm and cap ture whenever he wished to was being enfolded Monday by two wide swinging encirclement of fensives of the bit of grand strategy dictated apparent ly by the chance that Finland might step but of the war before Hitler is ready The Hitler command an nounced capture of the im portant traffic junction of Tikh vin about 100 miles southeast of Leningrad by a force moving across the Leningrad Moscow communications zone The other arm of the offensive from the northeast over Karelian approaches won by the Finns was disclosed in advices reaching Lon don The Germans were not talk ing much about this phase of the new campaign but it came as a sequel to a suggestion from tlie united States that Finland make a separate peace with Russia A DNB dispatch reaching Lon don Monday said that the Finnish governments reply was expected within a few days The capture of Tikhviu on the night of Nov 8 the Ger mans said was the result of a surprise attack and gave the attackers numerous prisoners and large booty The captives were part of 20000 reported taken on the northern front since Oct 16 raisins the total fqr the war so far to 3632000 according to the naii slatf LeningradGerman troops and their Rumanian comrades volleyed arid thundered against the Russian defenses of Sevastopol big red fleet base at the tip of the Crimean setting which pro duced the storied charge of the light brigade in the second Crimean war The Germans said they were blasting an everwidening breach between the Russians defending Sevastopol and those clinging to the narrow approaches to Kerch to the northeast sought by the Germans as a jumpoff point for a thrust into the Caucasus The Moscow front appeared to be static but a London source said that there was heavy fight ing and stubborn resistance by the Russians in both the Lenin grad and Moscow sectors This source added that the Germans had failed thus far to pierce the outer defenses of Sevastopol That port city was reported un der aerial and land bombardment on a 24hour schedule Kerch like wise was being pounded from the air The regular midday commu nique of the Russians typically crypticsaid that fighting contin ued through the night all along the front but no specific mention was made of the Crimea where fierce combat had been acknowl edged WOMAN STRUCK BY AUTO DIES AT CLEAR LAKE Funeral Services to Be Tuesday for Mrs Verbeckmoes CLEAR A W Ver beckmoes 57 died Saturday eve ning about 6 oclock after being struck by a delivery truck while crossing the street in front of her home 215 South Sec ond street Kenneth Knul son 17 driver of the truck stated that he was driving MrsVerbeckmoes riorth and did not see Mrs Ver beckmoes until an instant before the auto struck her She suffered a skull fracture fractures of the right arm and leg severe body bruises and possibly rib fractures She was thrown by he impact Into the parking on the east side of the street MrKnutson immediately sum moned assistance and Mrs Ver beckmoes was taken to a local physicians office for first aid but died within half an hour Mrs Verbecfcmoes had spent the afternoon at the Henry Marshall home 3 miles north of Clear Lake leaving thereat oclock She Gurvi FR TO SPEAK ARMISTICE DAY Radio Networks to Carry Message From Arlington Cemetery NEW YORK if Armistice day via radio on Tuesday is to bring a message from President Roosevelt to be carried on al networks with short wave relays to the rest of the world The message will come from Arlington cemetery at the annual ceremonies of the American Le gion before the tomb of the un known soldiers It will follow the traditional one minute of silence at 11 a m The president is ex pected to speak 30 minutes more MBS is to start the broadcast at a m EST while NBC and CBS are scheduled for a m EST feAd arid gdtoTT of the car on the west side or the street in front of her home anc had started lo cross the strce when the accident occurred Funeral services will be held at St Patricks Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9 oclock The Kev E J Supple pastor will be as sisted by the Rev F Ver beckmoes Fort Madison a relative of Mr Verbeckmoes 1 The rosary was to be said at the home Sunday am HIGHWAV FATALITV MO FOR CERRO GOftDO COUNTY IM1941 Monday n i n g s at oclock Buria will be in Clear Lake cemetery Wards funeral home is making the arrangements Gertrude Rumler was born 30 1884 at Atkinson 111 the daughter of August and Mary Rumler She grew to womanhood there anci on June 21 1906 wa married to Mr VerbeckmoesThey lived in Atkinson until 1917 when the family moved to DCS Moincs coming to Clear Lake in 1923 Mrs Verbeckmoes was preced ed in death by her parents and a sister Survivine are her hus band two daughters Mrs Greg ory Marshall and Mrs John Hayes a son Kenyan and three grandchildren Marilyn Jimmy and Pat Marshall all of Clear Lake and a sister Airs Henry Van Ryn Atkinson 111 Mrs Verbeckmoes was a mem her of St Patricks Catholic churcl nnd of its affiliated organization She Was known lo many in botl Clear Lake and Mason City through having assisted in Ken yons Food Products store in Mason City and Kenyons ice cream store in Clear Lake for many seasons Iowas 1941 Auto Toll Rises to 524 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A young Iowa couple was killed instantly in a headon automobile truck collision 10 miles cast of Os kaloosa Sunday bringing the states 1941 automobile accident fatality toll to 524 compared with 470 on a similar date a year ago The victims were Kenneth Rob ertson 31 New Sharon oil station operator and Miss Lucille Landers about 30 Oskaloosa drug store clerk Must in 41 Car Plates When Getting 42 Licenses DES MOINES Iowa executive council voted Monday lo issue two license plates in 1942 despite notification by the federal government no steel will be avail able for 1943 plates Following the governments re quest the council also decided motorists must turn in their 1941 license plates when 1342 plates are issued the old licenses to be sold for scrap iron The decision to issue both 1942 plates came after Public Safety Commissioner Carl Fischer said the National Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators recom mended that action and the use of a small strip to show license fee payment in 1943 to be attached to the 1942 plates The council also eliminated is suance of chauffeurs badges for 1942 saving the state about and conserving the metal in volved In a telegram to Governor Wil son Maury Maverick chief of the state and local government re quirements division of the office civilian supply suggested a small tab or sticker showin payment of 1943 license fees might be issued instead of stcc plates Earlier state officials had dis cussed the possibility of restamp ing one of each set of 1942 plates into a 1943 plate but the plan is complicated by the state law re quiring two license plates Lee R Bailey 73 Local Resident for 48 Insurance Agent Had Been in R R Hardware and Brick Business Lee R Bailey 73 general in surance agent and a resident ot Mason City for 48 years died at a local hospital about oclock Monday morning following au Ilness Mr Bailey was born Feb 16 at Civil Bend Davis county Vfo the son of James A and Car oline E Bailey He received his schooling at Marsh Valley Kans its first job was telegraph opera or on the Missouri Pacific rail way Subsequently he was sta ion agent and telegraph ooerator on the Iowa Central railway and the Northern Pacific railway and was chief clerk in the division reight and passenger office of the Chicago Milwaukee and St Paul railway at Mason Cily In 1902 Mr Bailey entered the retail hardware business in son Cily which he operated until about 1913 From 1913 until 1931 Mr Bailey was associated with the Mason City Brick and Tile company acting as plant man ager sales representative and sales manager for he Iowa and Dakota territory For the past 10 years he had operated a general insurance agency in Mason City Mr Bailey was married to Miss Fanny B Harding Out 10 She preceded him in death in 1919 On Dec 8 1920 he was married to Miss Bertha S Baird who survives him Mr Bailey was a member of the Iowa and National Associations of Insurance Agents first president of the old Mason City Credit as sociation past vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and was active on the Community Chest drives and campaigns He was a past junior warden of A A M past commander oC Rite Knights Templar Shrine past member of the Elks and was a member and deacon In the Congregational church Funeral services will be held at oclock Wednesday after noon at the Congregational church with the Rev Roy C Hel fenstein pastor of the church in charge Burial will bo at Memo rial Park cemetery The body will lie in stale al the Major funeral home from 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon until oclock Wednesday alternoon LEE R BAILEV Italy Admits 9 Boats in Convoy Sunk ROME British warships sank seven Italian merchantmen and two destroyers and damaged another destroyer slightly in an attack on a convoy in the central Mediterranean Saturday night the Italians acknowledged Mon day Two of the attacking British war vessels were reported to have been struck by torpedoes in a re taliatory air raid Many o the survivors ot the Italian vessels were rescued the high command said in telling of the loss ot some Italian steamers and the destroyers British naval sources said 10 ships and at least one destroyer were sunkin the attacks upon axis supply lines Sunday morning the high com mand communique said Italian torpedolaunching planes attacked British warships hitting a cruiser and a destroyer and three British planes escorting the naval forma tion were shot down An Italian submarine in the At lantic reported the sinking of three British steamers totalling 25000 tons the communique de clared Claim Blow to Axis Supply Line LONDON staggering blow to the axis efforts to keep an open Mediterranean supply line to North Africa was claimed by the British Monday as they re joiced over the admiraltys an nouncement that two axis convoys of 10 ships and one Italian guard ian destroyer were destroyed Sun day King George himself rewarded the commander of that action un derscoring what the admiralty usually matteroffact and slow to speak called a brilliant and determined action by four Brit ish warships which rushed in to attack in the face of more and heavier Italian ships finished the job and reached port without so much as a scratch The king it was announced has made Capt W G Agncw a com mander of the Order of the Bath for the feat of the two destroyers and two cruisers hecommanded in the action RAF CONTINUES TO BLAST NAZIS Hamburg Plastered With High Explosive Bombs Air Ministry Reports LONDON great air offensive against Germany and Germanoccupied territories be gun Friday night with the might iest attack of he war continued virtually without letup over the weekend and was concentrated Sunday night on the big north western industrial cily and port of Hamburg The city WPS plastered with higl explosive and fire bombs by bij RAP bombers the air ministr spid The raid was the 84th that Brit ish planes have made on the im Pprtant port and second larges city of Germany since llic began and informed sources callcc it successful The German ports of Cuxhavcn and Emdcn and the Germanoccu pied French port of Dunkerqu also were raided these sources said and asserted that all bu two over 100 British plnnes participating liad returned to theii bases This was a smaller air armada nan those sent out in rccen nights but it was explained tha bad weather early jn the nigh had curtailed operations Nevertheless large rives were said to have been started among German docks LARGEPARTOF US NAVY BUSY AGAINST AXIS Asserts Britain Would War on Japs at Once If U S Fought in Pacific LONDON Minister rVinston Churchill declared Mon day that a large part of the American navy was in action gainst the axis that Hqyal Air orce had achieved at least equality with flic luttwaffe and hat Great Britain would declare war within the hour against Japan if the United States is forced to fight in the Pacific The power of the democracies is constantly growing Churchill said and it is practical proof for all who have eyes to sec that the forces of freedom and democracy have not by any means reached the limit of their power Great Britain he repealed in reference to predictions o an early pence offensive by Adolf Hitler will never enter into any negotiations with Hitler or with any party in Germany represent ing the nazi regime The prime minister speaking at a time when the red army ap peared to be holding on the bliz zardswept eastern front when the Royal Air Force was pressing a great winter offensive against Ocrinany and when a showdoxvn appeared at hand in the far east said that 1 Britain is now strong enough to provide powerful naval forces and heavy ships for action in the Pacific and Indian oceans and it would seem a very hazard ous adventure for the Japanese people to plunge quite needlessly into n world struggle in which they will find themselves opposed in the Pacific by states whose population comprises almost three quarters of the human race This would presumably include America Russia and China 2 The Royal Air Force is at least 1 equal in size and numbers to the German luftwaffe The iuft vvaffc has been estimated nt around 35000 or 36000 planes in cluding reserves with production at about 2000 planes a month but most of the German fleet has been in action on the eastern front where heavy losses were suf fered Even arch criminal Viim self the nazi ogre Hitler lias Grand Jury Considers Frost Murder Case BLUE EARTH Minn Faribault county grand jury con vened Monday for consideration of cases which will include tha of Orven Engelby 42 accused o killing his wife Aug 25 Engelby was captured by a posse the day after his wife was found shot to death on the Engclby farm noi Frost Minn County Ally II C Lindgren will prosecute the case Held for Intoxication Has Snake in Pocket PORTLAND Ore Ts hold no terrors for this gentleman Police arrested a man on a drunk enness charge In his pocket they found a snake Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy occasiona rain or snow nnd not so cold Monday night Lowest tempera lure about 28 Tuesday cloudy IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy not quite so cold west and cen tral Monday partly cloudi Monday night and Tuesday no quite so cold extreme cast Tues day MINNESOTA Cloudy occasiona light snow Monday througl Tuesday not quite so cold Mon day IN iMASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 30 Minimum Sunday night 22 At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 39 Precipitation 88 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 27 Minimum in night 24 At 8 am Sunday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 40 Precipitation 35 3 been frightened by the explosion of world anger over German exe cution of French hostages and Hitlers fear arises from an ap palling consciousness of personal fear foi his own life 4 The war may soon spread to the remaining fourth the globe 5 Nazi firing parlies arc busy every day in a dozen coun tries of occupied Europe and above all the Russians in occu pied areas are being butchered by the thousands and tens of thousands C Britain has actually reached the end of her dollar resources Churchill recalled that last year at this time Britain did not know where to turn for dol lars for American exchange By very severe measures lie added we have been able to gather and send to America about 500000000 pounds 52000000 000 but the end of our financial resources is in it has been actually reached British officials in the past repeatedly had promised that the Royal Air Forcewould be built up as rapidly as possible lo superiority over he German air force Churchills statement that it was now at least equal in size and numbers indicated that the British might now hold an edge in the air The German air ficct earlier this year had been estimated by the British at about 18000 first line planes and an equal number of reserves making about 36000 planes available but most of this force wasshifted to the eastern front when Russia was invaded Germany has suffered heavy losses in the east but is believed to be producing about 2000 planes a month In regard o the Mediterranean Churchill said The passage otour own supplies m many directions through that sea the broken morale of tho Italian of these show that we arc still masters there Churchill spoke at the lord mayors luncheon at Mansion house In elaborating on the predicted Hitler peace offensive Churchill said We have been tola from many quarters that we must ;