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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUIX TFAspn WRES THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NilGHBOM MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT I SPOT NO 28 F R CITES DUTY TO WORLD FREEDOM MANY GERMANS CAPTURED RED SOURCES CLAIM Russians Assert Men Taken NW of Moscow Appear to Be Exhausted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Official soviet dispatches re f ported Tuesday that large German forces had been trapped near Volokolamsk 65 miles northwest of Moscow and that nazi prisoners captured in the 40dayold battle on the central front now appeared exhausted In tie Crimea a bulletin from Adolf Hitlers field head quarters said German and Ru manian troops were continuing to advance against the great Black sea naval base of Sevas topol and the port of Kerch tatewaj to the Caucasus Details of the new gains were not given Previous reports had placed the Germans about 20 miles from Sevastopol and slightly farther away from Kerch with the Russians fiercely defending both points Besides the big German contin gent reported trapped near Volo of the same en circlement tactics exploited against red army Russians saida major soviet counter attack had been launched in the Ser pukhov sector 65 miles south of Moscow against German panzer units attempting to break the central defense arc Renters the British news agency declared German forces trying to cross the river Oka there had been annihilated Violent allnight fighting was alstfrep6rteaHm thieTula sector miles south brBieUrS S B capital with soviet troops holding their ground against repeated nazi tank in the southern suburbs of the town S MNES WIowa contribution of manpower to the in Declares Americans OverDebunked by Defeatist Cynicism ALBERT Minn Senator Joseph M Ball R Minn charged Tuesday in an Armistice day address that Americans have been overdebunked by defeat ist cynicism Ball said that since 1918 the United States and other demo cratic nations have become the victims of a wave of cynicism and defeatism which followed the first World war All of us can remember how those statements Make the world safe for democracy and The war to end all have been derid ed and ridiculed in the past 20 years as false propaganda he said We have been overdebunked Some of our pacifist groups implied that the sacrifices the in juries and the deaths of those thousands of American boys who fought for their country were vain and futile that they were the dupes of a misguided government which led them into an unneces sary fight Two Lost in Woods Return Hunt Searchers YAMHILL Ore and John Rbbisqn were lost in the coast range forest Sunday They made their way out Monday noon but were back in the woods Monday night searching for six searchers FORMER IOWAN KILLED PENSACOLA Fla Daniel H OMalley of Glen Eilyn 111 who was critically injured in an automobile accident Saturday night died in a hospital Monday He was graduated from the Uni versity of Iowa in 1940 Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy rising temperature Tuesday fair Tuesday night and Wed nesday warmer east portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy to partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday fair Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy warmer east por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 28 Minimum Monday night 23 At 8 a m Tuesday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 33 Precipitation 130 MOINES paused tp observe the 23rd an niversary of the World war armistice Tuesday with 39261 of her sons again under arms and with the planet once more shaken by a raging conflict On this day dedicated to the attainment of peace nearly a quarter century ago the number of lowans in uniform wasv more than a third that of the states contribution of manpower to the nations armed forces in 1917 18 Figures in the Iowa adjutant generals report show nearly 110000 lowans served in the army navy and marine corps in the World Avar About 98000 were in the army 10000 in the navy and 600 in the marines Approximately 3300 were killed in battle or died of wounds or disease About 15700 lowans have been drafted into service in the current emergency Regular army navy and marine enlist ments and the induction of nar lioual guard units accounts for the other 23561 The guard ductees numbered about 6000 The major part of the Iowa troops now are at Camp Clai borne Camp Polk and Camp Bowie in the deep south with a scattering representation at Fort Leonard Wood Mo and clse wliere Captain Frank Miles of the state selective service said he believed the number of lowans in service proportionately com pares very favorably with any other state inthe nation American Legion posts Report US British Front in East Solid By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor Great Britain and the United States formed a solid front for a showdown on war threats in the Pacific 23rd anni versary of the World war armi on the eastern front Hussian defense lines from ice bound Moscow to the Ukraine withstood new axis blows A crisis in American relations with Japan was believed by London and Chungking to have resulted in a decision on a course of action to be taken in event Tokio defies warnings against a new aggressive move in toe Far East London reported that prepara tions were believed to have been nade by the United States and Britain for action in event of a Japanese attempt to cut the Bur ma road supply line to China by driving on Yunnan or possibly to offset a threatened Japanese move against Thailand Following Prime MinisterWin ston Churchills speech asserting thatBritalh would join immedi ately the United States in event of war in the Pacific and that British naval forces can now be sent to the Far East dispatches from China predicted an early conflict and said that China and the Dutch East Indies were part of the already established front against Japanese aggression Dispatches from Australia also emphasized the readiness of that government to fight in the united front if necessary The Bangkok radio was heard broadcasting a call for the na tion to be prepared for a war emergency All of these preparations for a showdown brought from Tobio the comment that Churchill was attempting to drag the United States into the war by way of the Pacific as well as suggestions that Washington after aU was the ring leader in world disturb ances Berlin spokesmen charged that the United States was trying to Blackmail Japan and that Churchills speech was an abso lute scandal from the viewpoint of international law because he was trying to provoke war C J HANSUID 76 SUCCUMBS Funeral Services to Be Held Thursday for Local Resident Conrad James Hansuld 76 222 First street southeast died at a local convalescent home Monday evening following a short illness He had lived in Mason City for the last four years Mr Hansuld was born July 9 1865 at Tavistock Ontario Can ada and came to Iowa as a young man in his early twenties Survivors include his wife Sarah two sons G A Hansuld of Newton and Edwin B Hansuld ol Waterloo a daughter Mrs C J Christiansen of Clarion a grand daughter Carol Kay Christiansen of Clarion and one brother Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at oclock at the Patterson funeral home with the Rev J Lee Lewis pastor ol the First Baptist church in charge Burial will be made in the Rock Grove cemetery near Nora Springs throughout the state planned elaborate memorial ceremonies for Tuesdays services In an address at Spencer Miles declared Since the government can imprison a soldier who fails to do his duty why should it be spineless with men whose duty it is to produce equipment for Hie soldiers Any e le m e n t whether it be labor industry or Wrong Too agriculture that hampers de fense output at this time may have the blood of American boys on its hands boys slain for the lack of proper training and equipment No American is more repre hensible than one who puts the dollar sign above the stars and stripes who would turn the Hag of liberty into a flag of piracy SEE STORY ON PAGE 5 AustroHungary was right and wrong too in the last war which ended in the Tuesdays Archduke Otto heir to theAustroHungarian throne told reportera Tuesday McLaughlin GlobeGazett McLaughlin GloberGazette society editor His Highness is iin ing engagement with the Womans club Tuesday evening at 8 oclock at the Methodist church His country was right because it was resisting PanSlavism Wrong because it was forced into the war to aid Germany in achieving her desire for world dominion Lock photo Kayenay engraving IS ANNIVERSARY OF BIG STORM Heavy Toll Taken on Armistice Day Year Ago in Iowa Minnesota DES MOINES year ago Tuesday many a duck hunter died in the Mississippi river and a terrific toll was taken of Iowa fruit trees turkeys and cattle in the Armisticeday storm of 1940 Sixtyone persons lost their lives in Minnesota By way of contrast Tuesday was an ordinary runofthemine cloudy and fairlyquiet fall day with no storm disturbances to up set the states equanimity Arid the weather bureau has predicted fair and chilly weather for Wednesday just about what the pheasant hunter had ordered for the first day of the 1941 open season on the upland game bird The shippers forecast predicted a 25 degrees Tuesday in northwest Iowa 28 in the north east 35 in the southwest and 32 in the southeast Temperatures averaged about four degrees below normal over Iowa Tuesday The only pre cipitation was a trace of snow at Davenport Mondays high was 41 at Des Moines while Monday nights low was 24 at Davenport Rookie Wires for AWOL Extension FORT BLISS Texas Army officers arc still scratching their heads at the telegram re ceived from this rookie anxious to steer clear of a desertion charge Request extension of ray A W O L WAS DEAD 3 WEEKS RED WING Minn thorities Tuesday investigated the death of Ben A Steen 65 violinist and composer who was found dead in his home here Steen who was found by a nephew apparent ly had been dead two weeks Maniac Goes Berserk With Machine Gun LONDON middleaged brownhaired man armed with a submachine gun went berserk in West London Tuesday killing one man and injuring at least eight others including five women The man an apparent homicidal maniac opened five at random from his aptomobile at persons passing along the sidewalks Police mobilized the largest force of the war for a manhunt sending reserves into the terror ized area Women who had been shopping peacefully for bargains on quiet side streets gave police their de scription of the killer Some re ports said he was armed with a shotgun in addition to the sub machine gun The maniac was driving a black sedan firing through a side win dow as he drove with his other hand One police car engaged in the search rammed a private car which answered the description of that driven by the gunman in Watford ByPass road The driver was arrested President of Chile Resigns Until He Recovers From Illness SANTIAGO Chile Tuesday became the second South American nation within a little more than a year lo lost its chief executive at least temporarily due to illness President Pedro Aguirre Cerda resigned office until he recovers Irom asthma and a complicated case of grippe He named Sen ator Jeronimo Alendez leader of the radical party acting president There were no immediate po litical repercussions from the change and the move was hailed officially as living up to the democratic traditions of the coun try LEWIS FACES SHOWDOWN SOON CIO Demands Union Shop in Captive Coal Mines of Steel Firms WASHINGTON L Lewis and his CIO United Mine workers Tuesday faced a swift approaching showdown on their demand for a union shop in the captive coal mines Moving quickly Monday after the national detense mediation board recommended by a vote o 9 to 2 against such a union shop Lewis summoned members of the UMW scale committee to a specia meeting here Friday morning That committee has the power to decide whether to bow to the boards recommendation or to re new last months strike which af fected 53000 miners in the so called captive mines operated b1 and producing coal exclusively fo the nations large steel companies If a test of strength were decidcc upon conceivably the union 330000 commercial miners migh be called out in sympathy Lewis declined to see reporter Monday night said he would havi nothing to say before Tuesday At Pittsburgh however p 1 Fagan president ot UMWs dis trict 3 called the boards recom mendation a rotten The full membership of the me diation board participated ii Mondays vote Three of its mem bers represent the publics inter est four represent industry am four labor Of the latter two an affiliated with the AFL and tw with the CIO Only the two CIO members voted for the union shop They were Philip Murray CIO president and Thomas Ken nedy secretarytreasurer of thi The union shop demanded b the UMW means simply this That all employes of the captive mines would be required to join the union after a specified period of employment The current Appala chian agreement with commercial mines gives the UMW a union shop in those workings WILSON WONT GIVE SULLIVAN STAY OF DEATH Execution oi Slayer of Guard to Take Place on Wednesday DES MOINES jeorge A Wilson Tuesday re jected a last minute plea for a reprieve for Ivan Sullivan condemned prison guard slayer scheduled to die Wednesday norning on the gallows in the Tort Madison penitentiary I have gone through his rec ord Hioroujhly the governor told relatives of Sullivan who appeared at Tuesdays hearing in the chief executives stale house office It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do I hope future governors are relieved of this responsi bility The only thing I can do is to act in accord with my conscience I feel that the warrant issued was right and I have no reason for changing my mind at this time Sullivan 30iileaded guilty to murder in the slaying of Robert Hart Fort Madison penitentiary guard in an attempted prison de livery ot one ol Sullivans friends from the penitentiary on July S 1940 Appearing in Sullivans behalf iere Tuesday were Everett Sulli van Corydon Iowa a brother Jess Shields oE Chariton Iowa a brotherinlaw and G C Stuart also oC Chaviton an attorney Stuart urged the reprieve to al low lime for locating the gun which may have fired the fatal bullet The weapon he said should be compared with the pel let taken from Harts body if that bullet can be located Ivan Sullivan is about to die There cannot possibly be any in jury suffered by the state if that execution is postponed and the defendants relatives arc given an opportunity to produce this neces sary evidence the attorney said Assistant Attorney General Jens Grothe replying to Stuarts argu ment said It doesnt make one bit of difference whether the fatal bul let was fired from a nun in the hands of Ivan Sullivan If Hart was killed as a result of Sulli vans attempt to free Cunning ham Sullivan is cuilty of mur der in the first degree Grothe declared that there was no improper motive in not pro ducing the bullet at the trial The gun wasnt available for comparison purposes he said All the ammunition and guns were taken along in the rar in which the gunmen fled It doesnt come with very good grace to raise this point now In 30 days more Grothe con tinued some of Sullivans pals may attempt to free him and then someone else would be left a widow There isnt any question but that the man here condemned to die is one of the most vicious killers who ever occupied a prison cell at Fort Madison Ten Taverns Cafes in Tama County Raided TOLEDO W Ten taverns catcs and other establishments in Tama county were raided by state and county officers Monday nigh and a quantity of slot machine and other alleged gambling de vices was seized Towns visited by the raiding party included Tama Chelsea and Clutier Woman Dead 4 Days Invalid Husband Cant Call Heb FOREST fTTY Sinro i i FOREST her invalid husband was unable to summon help the body of Mrs A B Kessey 67 who died Friday lay at her home from Friday until it was discovered byneigh bors on Monday Mrs Kessey died at her hoine Friday Since she hfcd been seen downtown Thurs day there was no indi cation to neighbors that anything unusual had oc curred they noticed only that Mrs Kessey failed to leave the house during the weekend Finally on Monday two the neighbors Floyd Fox and Mrs Ben Conner in vestigated They found the body of Mrs Kessey Her husband was helpless to summon anyone he told them Funeral services for the Jongtirne resident of Forest Gity will be held at 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon at the Scandinavian Methodist church Surviving are her hus band and two daughters Mrs C A Anderson of Mason City and Grace of Chicago DECLARES U S READY TO FIGHT FOR LIBERTIES President Lists Debt to Those Who Battled Fire Wrecks Store at Klemme of unknown or gin destroyed the building and stock of the Jacobs hardware store lere Tuesday morning causing oss estimated by the owner as at cast 540000 The blaze was dis overed at 3 a m and by the time he Klemme lire department ar the entire inside of the building was ablaze The store and warehouse both destroyed were valued at and stock in the buildings all of which was consumed by the blaze was valued at the same amount A huge stock of paint and a win crs supply of coal caused intense lent and smoke One thousand dollars worth ot immunition put in the store Monday for the pheasant season was lostin the fire The store owned by Edward Jacobs ivis of brick construction built in 1937 after his first store was lost by fire The building was equipped witli latest fixtures and together with its complete line rf stock was considered to be one of the finest hardware stores in the itate Seven men including Mr Jacobs and his son were employed in the store The store was 40 by 80 feet and the feet1 NAVYSTJIRTS STRIKEBREAKING Guard Provided as Contractors Seek Men for Defense Jobs SAN DIEGO Cal navy set about breaking a strike of 3000 building trades workers against 523000000 worth of naval base construction Wednesday Contractors with naval sanction were seeking to employ strike breakers to resume work on twf air bases a destroyer base a radio station and barracks for sailors and marines The navy provided a guard of marines for the private employment offices where the strike breakers were being re cruited Acting under farreaching or ders from the navy department in Washington Rear Admiral Charles A Blakely commandant the nth naval district posted a scale of wages lo be paid the strike breakers under civil service regulations The scale almost identical with that existing on the projects when the strike was called last week K G Bitter strike leader and secretary of the local building trades council professed to know nothing of the action of Richard Gray acting president of the American Federation of Labor building trades department in de claring the strike outlaw Grays action was announced by the of fice of production management in Washington Gray himseir could not be reached OPM said Gray had ordered the men lo return to work Bitter conferred Monday night with federal labor conciliators and confers with them again Tuesday Bitter said the conferees were making every effort lo bring about a settlement Admiral Blake Iy apparently was not waiting HL had termed the strike open revolt against the United States ol America which the navy wil take full constituted authority to suppress 7 Are Fined for Riots at Cedar Rapids Plant CEDAR RAPIDS persons who pleaded guilty to charges of riotous conduct in con nection with a disturbance Sept 16 at the Wilson and company produce plant here were fined S100 each and sentenced to three months in jail District Judge C J Haas suspended the jail terms County Attorney W W Crissman who recommended the suspen sions said Ihc defendants were apparently the dupes ot other more guilty than themselves for Our Freedom WASHINGTON Roosevelt said in an Armistice day address Tuesday that we have a duly lo ourselves and to those who died to gain our freedom to make the a place where freedom can live and grow into the ages The American people believe liberty is worth fighting for he added and if they arc obliged to fight they will fisht eternally to hold it The chief executive spoke from the circular marble amphitheater in Arlington national cemetery at services conducted by the Ameri can Legion A few moments before he bad stood solemnly at attention while an aide placed a wreath against the tomb of the unknown soldier of the World war This years observance of Armis tice day Mr Roosevelt declared has a particular significance be cause in the past we were not always able to measure our in debtedness to those who gave their lives in the first World war If the armies of 1317 and 1918 lad lost not a man or woman in America would have wondered why the war was fought iho president said We would have known why liberty is worth defending he explained as those alone whose liberty is lost can know it We would have known why tyran ny is worth deteatine as only those whom tyrants rule can Those who gave up their lives in 1317 and 1918 literally did so to make the world safe for democ racy to make it habitable the president said for decent and sel respecting men died to prevent then he asserted the very thing that now a quarter century later has liappened from one end of Europe to the other Now lliat it has hap pened vc know in lull the reason ivliy they died We know also what obligation and duty their sacrifice imposes upon us They did not die to make the world safe for decency and selCrcspcct for five years or ten or maybe twenty They died to make it SAFE t And if by some fault of ours who lived beyond the war its safety has again been threat ened then tlie obligation and the duty are ours As it was alter the Civil war so it is our charge now the presi dent snid drawing on the words of Abraham Lincoln to see to it that these dead shall not have died in vain The chief executive recalled that Sergeant Alvin York Tennessees renowned hero oC he World war had said recently lo cynics and The they forget is that liberty and freedom and democ racy are so very precious that you do not fight lo win them once and stop Liberty and free dom and democracy are prizes awarded only to those people who fight to win them and then keep lighting eternally o hold them The people of America their president declared agree with that The sergeant Mr Roosevelt said nlso stood near the tomb the unknown soldier recently and remarked that there arc those who ask WorJd war veterans What did it get you Today we know the all of us Mr Roosevelt remarked All who search their hearts in honesty and candor know it We know that these men died to save their country from a ter rible danger of that day We know because we face that danger once again on this day Not only do we know the answer to that question the president said but so also do men of France some of tlicm hostages for the safety of tlicir masters lives robbed of hafw vest murdered in prisons Thcy arc aware he said what a former victory of freedom against tyranny was worth W And the Czechs know the ans wer he said and the Poles Danes Dutch Serbs Belgians Norwegians and Greeks We know it now he said Arrangements were made lo transmit the chief executives speech over major domestic net works and by short wave to ths rest of the world ;