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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMtNT OF HISTORY AND IA HOME EDITION THI NfWSFAKR THAT MAKES AU NORTH lOWAfis NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT x j f Aw JKiUJiJilV Je5 lyiJL PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS sECTioM oire NO 30 LJLWNSHgySENEUTRALITY VOTE EXTENSIVE WAR IN MIDDLE EAST IS THREATENED Nazi Push Against Kerch Fortifications Shows Shift in Stress Bsc JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor J Axis preparations for an a1 tout drive towardthe Caucasus Thursday intensified threats of winter war in the middle eas from the Libyan desert to the Pacific The immediate key to the shift of bigscale fighting to ward warmer climates was a Qerman push to the Kerch for tifications guarding the straits separating Crimea front the Caucasus roadway and mobili zation of axis reserves for an offensive against the red armys line along the Donets river But in the background were both Britain and I the axis to fight in the North Af rican desert in the coming winter months and the threats of Japan to strike southward without delay because of what the Tokio press called the insufferable hostilitj I of Britain and the United States The Japanese news agency Do mei was quoted as saying that an undeclared the democ racies already was in progress Both Russia China were understood in London to have called upon Britain to take drastic action to prevent Japan M torn sinking presumably by Jt W declare wmr The British r to beW iMijUiirii ijloa Wasitogtons tack on Thailand or the Burma road lr NChina also jvas understood an London to have appealed to Presi dent Roosevelt for American air planes and perhaps personnel rio aid in defense of the Burma road which is more vulnerable to aerial attack than to a land offensive It was understood that Chinas need f or planes was extremely acute although Tokio had re ported thatabout 30 American airplanesalready were in action f on the Burma road At Chungking a military spokesman said that Japanese planes would attack the Burma road from Japanese bases in Indo China immediately in event of failure of the peace mission of Saburo Kurusu at Where it was felt that the chances of success were extremely slim The turn of all these threats in coming months may well depend i on the success orv failure of the German push toward the Cau casus which is the main route for American and British supplies through the middle east to Rus sia as well as the center of the fields London dispatches said that the Germans apparently were starting a bie offensive in the Ukraine coordinated with their drive across the Crimea The axis push would be directed the Don river defenses and Ihe key cily of Rostov which hasheld ont for almost a month against persistent Ger man attacks At the same time the Germans would be expected to try to force a passage across the Kerchenski straits which area fivemile water gap fromthe Crimea to the main land south of Rostov Already Berlin said axis forces are attack ing the Kerch fortifications but it was acknowledged that these are difficult to penetrate and that the Russians have powerful ar tillery on a 500foot high bluff six miles east of Kerch guarding the narrowest point on the straits It was believed that the Ger mans would try to cross at some other point as a result of their capture of several fortified posi tions on the east Crimean coast south of Kerch Order Rail Strike Pf the five operating brotherhoods of the rail 350000 Tfnj foChteaift ordered their UT t uraerea tneu o50000members to strike beginning DeJ 7 for a 30 ter cent wane increase Tpff tr f torlght are Johnston of engineers signing C J n A M and enginemen of railroad trainmen for A F Whit ney J l C Cashen of switchmens union H W Fraser of railway conductors riaser j 29 WATCH FIRMS MMBHCTHJ 7 3 Individuals Also i Charged With Violating AntiTrust Law NEW YORK Kami ton Watch combariy Elgin Na lional Watch company Waltham Watch company 26 other corpora lions andi73 persons were indict ed by a federal grand jury Thurs day on charges of violation of the Sherman antitrust law Three indictments were handu up to Federal Judge John W Clancy The first named the Hamilton company of Lancaster Pa its fficers and 23 distributors and heir officers located in principal cities including New YorK on Philadelphia Chicago Cin cinnati Cleveland Kansas City Omaha and Dallas The indictment contains one count alleging a combination and ronspiracy to restrain interstate rade and comerce in the distri bution and sale of Hamilton catches in preventing certain de cnbed persons partnerships and corporations from buying selling distributing or dealing in those vatches junman Rots Woman of in jewels MINNEAPOLIS CUR i Detec ives Thursday sought a cointe ns welldressed bandit who ok worth of jewels from Mrs Elizabeth H Washburn at her home Wednesday night While the young bandit coveredher with a pistol Mrs Washbuni widow of the former president of the WashbumCrosby flour mills removed an engagement ring set with a large diamond a platinum ring set with an emerald a plat inum pm set with diamonds and a gold ring set with six diamonds Horseplay GOLDSBORO N Car Mrs E D Ellis opened the front door of her there sitting down on the porch as pretty as you please was ahorse It just got up and ambled on 14 Railroad Boards Plan CHICAGO IP Fourteen unions of nonoperatingemployes representing 900000 workers in the railroad industry issued a joint statement Thursday reject ing the recommendations of th presidents emergency board for settlement of their wage dispute The statement did not contain direct threat of a strike al though nonoperating employes authorized their leaders last Sept 5 to call one and the five big op erating brotherhoods have orderec walkout to begin Dec 7 On the subject of future action to enforce their demands the statement said Railroad employes believe in orderly procedure but they arc not willing to accept injustice They are determined to pres their demands for equitable con sideration and relief against pres ent intolerable wage standards and to gain reasonable vacations The statement was made pub lic by Bert M of the AFLs railway employes de partment Continuing it said The refusal of the presidents emergency board to grant an in crease inprevailing contract wages except as to certain and recommending only temporary additions to wage payments for a limited period of time is most disappointing to the employes The clearly established facfs show that wages of these railroad yorkers on the average are but 53 4 cents an hour and are 35 per cent below wages paid similar workers in other comparable in dustries Printers Foreman Makes Up Page Dies POCATELLO Idaho tern was added to the front page of the Idaho State Journal Wed nesday night after deadline It old of the death of Nathan Read 39 veteran shop foreman who died just before completing work in the page one form Defense Savings Stamps for sale t GlobeGazette Business office LABOR TROUBLEIowa Mercury TrlUPflTFNFn IN 8 iNKtAltntU IN Above Normal VARIED FIELDS Coal Railroads and Long Distance Phone Industries Included By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Labor disputes Thursday cas dark shadows over the immediate future of railroad transportation long distance telephone communi cation and the mining of soft coa to fuel the nations steel mills In addition there was a grow ing possibility that the disturbed labor situation might even cause the defeat of administration sponsored changes in the neu trality act Some house mem bers declared they would not vote tosend American merchant ships into war zones unless the administration took firm steps to prevent work stoppages on defense projects White house action of some sor appeared certain in the soft coa dispute involving the CIO Unite Mine Workers demand for a union shop in the captive coal pits oper ated by the steel companies President Roosevelt invited UMW President John L Lewis CIO Chief Philip Murray UMW Secre taryTreasurer Thomas Kennedy and the heads of three large steei companies to confer with him Fri day DIVORCE FROM LEWIS IS ASKED Dorothy Thompson Sues Novelist on Charges ofDesertion in 1936 WOODSTOCK Vt Charg S willful desertion Columnist Dorothy Thompson sought a di Murray and Kennedy resigned Jorce Thursday from Sinclair Tuesday from the defense mediafeT1 playwright and fmri i 11 prizE winnsr Her petition served on the 56 yearold Lewis in New Yorkon Armistice day was filed Wednes day in Windsor county court where it will be heard next month Thompson 47 said she and is in 1928 m Eondprfr but that Lewis desert tion board in protest to tha groups 9 to 2 recommendation against the UMWs demand for the union shop in the captive mines There was no indication wha action Mr Roosevelt had m mind but the was called lai the very day that Lewis sum flwned the to a special meeting presumably lora decision on union action in cmld Michael now a view of the mediation board recommendation While the white house confer ence was called for Friday the house of representatives was slat ed to vote on the neutrality ac changes Thursday so the effec of Mr Roosevelts move on the pending legislation remaincc problematical The UMW so far has shown no sign of givine up its de mand for a union shop clause in the captive a provi sion which would require every member to join the union after a probationary period of employ ment e ra road strike caused extreme con cern to the countrys shippers as well as to the administration The five operating brotherhoods representing 350000 workers de cided to walk out progressively Dec 7 8 and 9 in support of their lemand for a 30 per cent wage boost A fact finding board ap pointed by President Roosevelt nad recommended a TVper cent increase which the men rejected latly but which the carriers said Jiey would accept The lowest paid of the operating personnel now receives a day The projected telephone strike set to at midnight Friday would tie up hot only lonjt dis tance lines In 42 states but also radio ground circuits John J Moran president of the independent Federation of Long Lines Telephone Workers said the decision to call a walkout of 15000 vorkcrs followed a meeting with he U S conciliation service and representatives of the American Telephone and Telegraph com pany to discuss the unions de mand for a 4 per cent wage boost and narrowing of geographic dif erentials in pay Their still appeared to be a hance the strike would be averted f the dispate was certified to the national defense mediation board IOWAN DROPS DEAD MISSOURI VALLEY WMilo teed 08 longtime employe of he Wilson Packing company topped dead of a heart attack in furniture store here late Wednesday NORTHWOODPostmastcr and Mrs Hans C Johnson suffered bruises and Emil Lau Northwood was in tne Worth county Jail Thursday following an auto mobile accident which involved Si OB hghway 65 on the oty umts south of Northwood Wednesday night The multiple accident began wnen the car driven by Lau struck the Johnson cat as both neared 1 n Jailed After S Car Accident Northwood at the city limits The Johnson car was thrown to the right side of the highway plunged into the ditch and continued through a fence and into a field Lau s auto also swerved to the right and struck the bank of the ditch The Northwood man was un conscious for a short time He suf fered slight facial cuts No charges have been filed pending the re sult of blood tests taken by Worth county officials A short time later Carder Krabe of Albort Lea Minn drove by the scene of the accident and in or der to avoid the flare put there by officers turned toward the His car hit the soft shoulder and went into the ditch overturning completely The driver was shaken but not ser iously injured The car following Krabe also plunged into the ditch seeking to avoid the accident scene A fifth car coming from the south bounced off the shoulder and the vehicle skidded toward the ditch Bystanders ran to the car and held it from going into the ditch The car was then cased down into the ditch and driven along the ditch to the Ben Bakken home then driven back on to the pave ment DES MOINES was an other perfect day for Iowas army of pheasant hunters Thurs day Temperatures averaged eight de grees above normal and skies were partly cloudy to cloudy Somewhat colder was forecas for Friday Making a long range forecas for Saturdays football games thi weather man said It may be pretty good the way it looks right now unless we ge into trouble with a storm off Brit ish Columbia Theres an ocean storm up there and well be all right if it doesnt come over the mountains too fast Id say we hac 5050 chance for a good day Highest temperature Wednesday was 68 degrees at Council Bluffs and low for the night was 34 de grees at Iowa City and Cliarles 1 nuw dent at RiverdaleSchooOnThe Hudson N Y Miss Thompsons legal residence is at Twin Farms in Barnard a drowsy mountain village at the outlet of Silver lake nine miles north of here She and Lewis fre quently were there when they first were married During her studies at the Uni versity of Vienna she met Josef Bard a native of Budapest They were wed April 26 1923 but she soon divorced him Lewis authorof a number of st sellerswas bom anter Minn His first wue was Grace Livingstone Hegger whom he married April 15 1B14 He has Thethreatenednationwiderail a Wells by that marriage DOROTHY THOMFSONT divorce sail Railroad Ships Fire o Firemen Who Put t Out on Arrival MINNEAPOLIS Minn UR The Great Northern railroad nipped a fire to the boys of engine company No IB The fire which broke out in a boxcar containing flax straw was discovered near Wazata Minn by the train crew which notified railroad officials here Engine company No 16 re ceived the alarm went to the yards stretched its hose lines and vaited for the fire The train en route to Minneapolis from Will mar Minn arrived 15 minutes ater and the buring car was witched to a side track where the lames were extinguished CRUSHED BY COAL CENTERVILLE coron ers jury here has described as an mavoidable accident the death of Charles Owens who was crushed by falling coal in the Corby coal mine six miles west of Centcrvillc Monday Antlers Lock Deer The death battle oE two buck deer in theBlack Hills near Deerfield S Dak was revealed when hunters found Blocked above by antlers with the old master he defeated in a fight for liis doe V game warden released the winner with saws and an ax Kills Weasel andPheasant W rjr Paul pKeefe Waterloo p h y s i c i an bagged a pheasant and a weasel with one shot while hunting Wednesday near Dunkerton As the pheasant rose in the air it carried upward at the same time a weasel which had its jaws on the birds leg Both bird and weasel were killed by the same shot Wilson Recalls How Lost Seat While Broadcasting at Game TIES M O I N E S Gov George A Wilson plans to attend the IowaMinnesota football game Saturday but he isnt sure about accepting an invitation to appear on a radio halves I dont last program between year at homecoming I started out on seat No 2 and ended up at seat No 19 which indicates what you can do in that crowd Man Run Over by Car Driven by Wife in Heavy Fog Succumbs SAN JOSE Cal cfenry Merz drove through n heavy og to pick up her husband at lite cannery where he worked Just as ihe was about to park to wait for lim she felt an impact and re alized she had run down someone She alighted and saw her hus anri under the wheels Im all right Honey he said However he died in a hospital aft er firemen jacked up the car and extricated him Only 6 Out of 40 upils Ever Saw Cow KANSAS CITY her oungster came home from school asking what was paralyzed milk mother paid the teacher a visit A raise of handsshowed only S out of the 40 pupils had ever seen cow Classes were interrupted Wednesday by a visit to a dairy arm Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGaiette Business office PLANE WITH 3 CHIEFS OVERDUE British Anxious Over Steinhardt Litvinov Monckton in Iran LONDON UR Authoritative British quarters Thursday ad mitted increasing anxiety re garding the whereabouts of an airplane carrying Laurence A Steinhardt U S ambassador to Russia Max Litvinov Russian ambassador to Washington ana Sir Walter Monckton the Brit ish ministry information The plane is overdue at Tehran Iran from Kuibyshev U S S R We have had no news whatso ever for 24 hours a spokesman said Consequently we are get ting increasingly worried Waverly Man Killed When Autos Collide WAVERLY Titus 40 Iowa Public Service company employe here for the last 14 years was killed at p m Wednes day when his automobile and one driven by George Woodring 17 year old Waverly high school grad uate collided at a residential in tersection His neck was broken Mrs Titus suffered severe scalp wounds and bruises and is a pa tient in the local hospital The boy was not injured Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy Thursday vuiuci r riaay LOW Thursday night 40 Increasin Thursday and Thursday nYght followed by occasional light rail increasing cloudiness s o u t h Thursday cloudy with occasion al light rain Thursday night and extreme southeast cornerFriday IN MASON CITY ilobeGazelte weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 54 Minimum Wednesday night 36 Thursday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 11 Minimum 2 Precipitation Trace Sign Up for Civilian Defense Thursday is KiVn Sig Up Xor in Civilian Defense H emphasizes the fact that there is a ioh fnr mmuCr and a southern democrat ivilian defense program 3 everyone in the who had been in the doubtful col a 1C you have the desire to lend Red Cross office PERMITS US SHIPS TO ENTER ZONES OF WAR Action FoDows Plea by President Not to Cause Axis to Rejoke WASHINGTON The house in accord with a lastminute appealby Presi dent Roosevelt Thursday ap proved the administration bill authorizingAmerican ships to sail anywhere in the world under the protection of their own flag and guns The vote was announced as 212 to 194 a marginof 18 votes in a hard fought vic tory for the administration Members felt that not since a fateful spring night in 1917 had so much hung in the balance The chamber was hushed the galleries packed as the clerk called the roll Eveiy seat every aisle every doorway of the galleries was crammed Many of the spectators were women They listened in tently as each vote was recorded On the floor members sat quiet ly in their seats and responded slowly and deliberately as their names were called Presidents Plea for House Support WASHINGTON d eirf Roosevelt fighting to win house approval of his foreign policies warned Thursday that rejection of senate legislation to send Ameri can ships into war zones would cause rejoicing in the axis na tions and encourage defense strikes Mr Roosevelt made his views known in a last minute letter to Speaker Sam Ray burn and John D McCormack DMass The letter was in reply to a request by the house leaders to make his position clearly under stood as the house was about to cast a momentous vote on the neutrality revision program Referring to the senate legisla tion to repeal section 2 and 3 of the neutrality act and thus permit American merchant ships to go to belligerent ports the president said Failure to repeal these sections would of course cause rejoicing in the axis nations Failure would bolster aggressive steps and in tentions in Germany and in the other wellknown aggressor na tions under the leadership of Hit ler Such failure would weaken our great effort to produce all we possibly can and ns rapidly as we can Strikes and stoppages of work would become less serious in the mind of the public Mr Roosevelt observed that Ihe house was acting on the eve of crucial negotiations with the United Mines Workers and the steel companies ovrr the issue of continuing production in the captive mines few minutes after the presi iiiiiiuLua mier inc mglit and Friday somewhat dents letter arrived at the capitol colder Friday Low temperature McCormack announced that he Thursdav had received a similar appeal from Secretary of State Cordcl cloudiness Hull The administration Was throw everything it had into the j iiyiu iun ujg tvurymine it nan intn Friday colder northwest Thurs fight to win the decision n what day and north portion Thursday promised to be a hairline vote night colder Friday Hull informed that not state the frank opinion that there is imperative need for the passage of this bill To maintain our Hull warned we must pursue a lute course in 3 world of danger and be prepared to meet that dan ger As a part of his movement of conqest the greatest inter mediate objective of Hitler1 armed forces is to capture Great Britain and to gain control of Ine high seas To this end Hitler has pro jected his forces far out into the Atlantic with a policy of sub marine rulhlessness The administration got last minute support from a TarnmaiiT member and a southern democrat AIUUIA tji ncuaie The speaker ;