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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1941, Mason City, Iowa COWP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES MOINES IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES F1VB CENTS A COPY THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 37 LEWIS AGREES TO ARBITRATE STRIKE Besieged British in Tobruk Break Out to Join in Offensive in Libya OTHER ENGLISH UNITS TIGHTEN JAWS OF TRAP Imperial Troops Claim Decisive Victory as Massed Tanks Collide By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains longbesieged gai rison at Tobruk was reported to have smashed out of the axis encirclement Saturday while other British imperial troops tightened the jaws of a steel tvap on German ar mored forces east of Tobruk The garrison had been un der siege since last April British headquarters at Cairo said the Tobruk troops cutting through axis lines to join major British forces striking in a counter offensive from Egypt were driving stead ily to the southeast after capturing positions three miles outside their old per imeter of defenses Jops Still Hopeful Imperial the Libyan desert campaign which blazed into renewed action at dawn Tuesday was everywhere developing to our advantage I British military dispatches said Gen Sir Alan Cunninghams five dayold offensive into Libya had scored a decisive victory in the first collision of massed tank armies and hat the Germans had been smashed back in at least three attempts to brealfr out of the desert trap Authoritative London quarters said first reports of the terrific dogfight ragine over the sandy wastes indicated that half of Germanys tanks in north Africa already had been knocked out of action Cairo dispatches said the Germans were believed to have no less lhan two armored divisions with 700 tanks locked in the British encirclement be tween Tobruk and Fort Capuzzo For the first time the Germans and Italians both acknowledged the magnitude of the Libyan desert conflict after previously as serting that the British were over emphasizing its importance In north Africa German and Italian troops since Nov 19 have been engaged in a severe battle on a broad front with strong British tank units Hitlers high com mand said The battle continues In Rome Italian newspapers ticturcd the British counterin vasion as precipitatinga titanic battle and declared that the axis armies faced opposition out stripping anylbingthey had met so far in north Africa Premier Mussolinis high com mand said Italian siege forces arnund Tobruk 90 miles west of the Egyptian frontier had blocked repeated attempts by the British garrison to break out but it made no comment on the reported pres ence of powerful British columns engulfing the siege forces them selves The battle in ihe Marmarica desert East Libya was resumed at dawn Friday and continued all day i duces high command said The axis land force in hard combats engaged enemy forces on which further considerable losses men and armored vehicles were inflicted Stefan the official Italian news agency declared that even with the largest formations yet thrown into battle In north Africa the British had failed to score outstanding positive re sults Cairo military headquarters said Gen Erwin Rommels German corps described as the backbone of the axis forces had lost 130 tanks in two preliminary battles whichpaved the way to encircle ment Japanese Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu left and Japanese Ambassador Kiehisaburo Nomura are pictured above in Washington as they talked over their conference Avith President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cowlelt Hull Nomura told reporters he was still hopeful the parleys would culminate successfully Hull Calls 4 Power Parley on Far Eastern Situation British Australian and Dutch Diplomats Summoned by Secretary WASHINGTON Secretary White House Hears Reports Nazis Plan Conference for Restoring Europes Freedom Early Says England IOWA IS AHEAD OF HUSKERS 60 IN 2ND PERIOD of State Cordell Hull Saturday Jailed a fourpower conference to be held in his office to discuss the far east situation The conference will be held with British Austral ianand Neiheflands diplomats It was assumed that Hull had summoned the envoys to acquaint them with his current conferences with Japanese ambassadors Ki ehisaburo Nomura and Saburo Kurusu While Hull has kept British Dutch and Australian govern ment informed from time to time on the progress of the Japanese talks Saturdays meeting will mark the first time be has con ferred with them all together Great Britain will be repre sented by British Ambassador Lord Halifax Netherlands by its minister Dr A Loudon and Aus tralia by Minister Richard Casey Cold Wave Gets Stuck in Montana DES MOINES cold wave that gave all Iowa a case of anticipatory shivers didnt get here after all It sat around for 24 hours in eastern Montana apparently lacking the energy to come on east and Saturday it had lost its punch the weather man re ported That doesnt mean Iowa isnt in for a wintry weekend It is Snow and colder is the forecast In fact the state is likely to get a lot of snow between now and backtowork time Monday ex cept in the southeast where Uie heavy precipitation expected prob ably will be rain and sleet the forecast said Colder weather brought about by the Montana cold wave will continue to move into Iowa and a rain area is moving toward the state from Texas Skies already were partly cloudy Saturday morning except along the Mississippi river and snow was falling at Sioux City Temperatures averaged 2 de grees above normal over he state Saturday morning and the low was 24 degrees at Iowa City after a high of 50 at Sioux City and Council Bluffs Friday But shippers were warned lo prepare for 5 degrees in the northwest by Sunday morning 15 in the northeast and southwest and 25 in the southeast Kill Iowa Merchant PLEASANTVtLLE Owen Shadle Pleasantville merchant was fatally beaten Friday night by robbers who left him dying on a sidewalk near the high school building Marshal Oscar Bacus re ported Saturday Bacus said two youths found Shadle badly beaten and lying on a sidewalk in the shadow of the school building as they were going home about oclock Friday night He died in a hos pital here at a m The marshal said robbery un doubtedly was the motive for the beating as only 10 cents was in the merchants pncfcets when he was found and he generally car ried more substantial amounts of cash The merchant was cnroule home after closing his store for the eve ning and was within a block of hi house when beaten Clyde King and Perry Johnson were the youths who found Shadle the marshal reported They called him and a physician Marion County Sheriff Paul Applcgate came from Knoxville o investigate the case and a slate agent from Des Moines joined in the hunt for the assail anU Saturday Bacus said no one apparently saw the attack on Shadle He had been a merchant here for more than 25 years operating a geneial tore His widow and a son Webb who lives in California survive Pleasantville is a town of 800 population 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in Marion county Swedish Patrol Boat Blown Up by Mine STOCKHOLM A Swedish naval patrol boat inside a Swedish mine field near Oeland Saturday struck a mine and blew up killing all 10 members of the crew NAZIS DECLARE ROSTOV TAKEN FROM RUSSIANS Assert Vital Northern Gateway to Caucasus Oil Field Captured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS On the RussoGerman war front Adolf Hitlers field head quarters announced Saturday thai German storm troops had cap tured RostovonDon vital north ern gateway to the Caucasus oil fields and at the same time nazi central front armies wore re ported to have launched a mighty new drive in Moscow German advances at several points were acknowledged in soviet dispatches which stressed the fury of the nazi on slaught but the red armies were said to have opened a deter mined counterattack on the north anchor around Kalinin K military spokesman terming Rostov the spigot to the Russian oil barrel said capture of the big Don river port cut the direct flow oi Caucasian oil into central Russia and dealt a stag gering blow to Russias urgent need for oil Some estimates have cited the Caucasus as the source 90 per cent of soviet oil supplies On the central front advicc reaching London said Moscows red army defenders were facing a tempestuous the biggest battle of the Jive monthsold nazis launching dayandnighl attacks on all sectors of the 200 mile defense arc Soviet frontline correspon dents said the Russians had fallen back under pressure of numerically superior forces aft er a 20hour tank battle in the Volokolamsk sector 65 miles northwest of Moscow but had taken a new stand Four German divisions about 60000 troops were reported ham mering Russian lines in the Moz D1ES FROM BURNS GRINNELL Ryan 12 died Friday of burns suffered recently when his clothing was ig nited as he kindled a fire in the stove at a radio shop haisk sector 57 miles west Moscow and heavy nszi rein forcements were said to have ar rived n the Kalinin sector S miles northwest of the capital In a special bulletin broadcas with a heralding fanfare of trum pets Hitlers high command said ColGen Ewaldhvon K 1 e i s t shock troops and SS elite force stormed into R o s t o vonDon normal population 500000 afte a violent final assault The communique emphasized that he city guarding the north ern route to the Caucasus oi treasures is of special import ance for the further conduct o the evident reference to Germanys need of fresh oil store to fuel and lubricate her mili tary machine As well as being a treminus fo one arm of the oil pipeline from the Caucasus Rostov is import ant for its grain trade industries and rail and water communica tions As the RussoGerman war en tered its sixth month nazi mil tary commentators gave this sum mary of the situation in three ma jor zones Leningrad Enc ircied Russians are in imminent dan Ker h e greatest de cisions are Donets Basi ef initcly doomed Soviet frontline reports sail that the Germans apparently or dered to capture Moscow at al costs were battling furiously fo advanced footholds after beini checked in a temporary success a Tula 100 miles south of the U S S R capital Excluded From List of Invited Nations WASHINGTON white juse announced Saturday it had eard Germany vyas planning a onference promisinsome high ounding formula of economic re abilitation and restoration of in cpendence for all European na lons England the white house said was excluded from the list of nations invited to ihe reported conference Stephen Early white house iress secretary made the an ounccmcnt and commented that he conference should be dis ounted well ahead of time by eople who really believe in de nocracy and oppose military lomination not only of Europe but f the entire world He made the informal statement jpon being questioned by report rs whether Hitler was proposing ome form of economic peace Heading from penciled notes the secretary said President Koosevelt and he slate depart ment had received such infor mation from sources they could not reveal for obvious reasons He said the conference was scheduled for some time cember or January on some fasipn considered propitious by Germany The information showed Early added that invitations to par icipate were being sent out to some belligerents all axis powers and some neutral European na tions Waterloo Community Fund Drive Over Top WATERLOO totaling the top by reported at the close of Waterloos annual community fund drive HURT IN PARKED CAR MONDAMIN Anthon Mohlcr Montevideo Minn was in jured in the collision of an oi transport truck and the car ii which she sat while her husbanc went for assistance in getting the Hohler machine out of a ditch Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy snow Sat urday night and probably Sun day colder Saturday nighl Lowest temperature about 1 degrees IOWA Cloudy with snow flume and much colder Saturday an Saturday night Sunday cloud and colder snow cast and ex treme south portions MINNESOTA Cloudy and coli with light snow flurries Satur day becoming partly cloudy I fair Saturday night and Sun day colder Saturday nighl continued cold Sunday IN BIASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 42 Minimum Friday night 23 At 8 a m Saturday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 23 Precipitation 10 Buy Christmas Seals Short Pass Couppee to Fanner Makes Goal for Andersons Team LINCOLN Hawk yes managed to push across a ouclidown in the second period iere Saturday afternoon lo lead he Cornhuskers 6 to 0 The score on a lateral pass Coupee to armer from the three yard line A driving north wind swept ight snow across Memorial sta iiimi Nebraska was trying to nd its livegame losing streak igainst Iowa before 20000 chilled ans The temperature stood at FIKST PERIOD Schleich kicked to Couppee on the Iowa 20 and he came straight up the center of the field to thc Towa 42 on a reverse got our at Nebraskas right tackle Farmer got three at center Farm ers kick rolled dead on the Ne braska 20 he center of the towa line spilled Blue for a yard oss Bradley fumbled on an at empted quick kick and recovered osing four yards Farmer took 3radleys punt on the run at mid field and got back to the Nebraska 43 was off side Stauss r o 1 e over center for seven rards Farmer smashed over cen ter for four Iowa was offside VIertes dropped Farmers long pass Farmers punt slipped ofl the side of his foot and went ou of bounds on Nebraskas 29 cut for five overIowas right tackle Zikmund look a shovel pass and cut througl the Iowa line for a first down on Ihe Nebraska 44 A pass Metheny io Zikmund gained 7 yards Brad ley was stopped Bradleys ptm aounced over the goal line Iowa taking over on the 20 drove over th middle for four Stauss drove a the same spot for a first down or Ihe fowa 30 Farmer picked up two at the Husker IcCt end Merte took a shovel pass from Couppei and ran the Husker right end fo a first down on the Iowa 40 On the fourth down Farmer punt was killed on the Nebraska 29 Farmer picked up Bradley quick kick on Ihe Iowa one ant ran it back to the 20 where h fumbled but recovered Farme got six at his right end Farmer short punt rolled dead on the low 34 middle of th line held for no gain as the quar ter ended Score Iowa 0 Nebras ka 0 Orders Miners Back o Jobs Board to Consider Dispute WASHINGTON John L Lewis of the Jnited Mine Workers Saturday accepted President Roose elts request for arbitration of the captive coal mine strike At the same time Lewis ordered strikers in the cap tive pits back to work The strike was called last Monday and the strikers had gained sympathy recruits from the ranks of miners in commercial coal mines The 200man UMW policy committee after meeting with ewis forwarded acceptance of the presidents request for i rnmediatc reopening of the RAIL SESSIONS TO BE MONDAY Management and Unions Agree to Confer Again on Strike Proposal WASHINGTON e p r e entativcs railroad manage ments and employe brotherhoods fireed Saturday to meet again Holiday in an effort to reach an greemcnt on wage increase de and avert a nationwide ail strike This agreement followed anolh confercnce with President Joosevelt who has taken an active for a week hi moves to bring he two sides together Solicitor General Charles Fahy vho attended the white house meeting along with other govern ment observers announced the donday conference He told reporters that no formu a for a settlement had been men ioried at the white house meet ng but that this had been left to direct negotiations MAXWELL IS NOW IN CAIRO Hundreds of American Technicians Will Aid British in Libya CAIRO Egypt Gen Russell L Maxwell head of th United States military mission I the British in Africa arrived b air Saturday with five aides t take charge of all phases c American aid to the British offen sive against the axis The mission will be followed b hundreds of American technician both military and civil to kee the British supplied in Libya ai elsewhere In fact aid lo British fore everywhere on this conlinen comes under the Maxwell mi sion The group was met at the ai port by U S Minister Alcxande C Kirk high British officers an Major Ralph Knapp transport ex pert recently with the Santa F railway who arrived two da ago Iowa Nebraska FINAL lowan in Navy Falls Overboard Is Drownec WASHINGTON department reported Saturday th Howard Isadorc McClintic scu man secondclass fell overbear from a U S navy vessel in Moun Port Royal bay Bermuda Frida and drowned McClintic was th son of Paul M McClintic of dianola Iowa TURKEY DRAWN TOWARD ALLIES British Offensive in Africa Closely Walched by Neutral Country ANKARA HP Opening of the British offensive in North Africa with American equipment playing an importan role has pulled neutral strategic Turkey nearer to the BritishRus sian allied cause diplomats in the Turkish capital believe Interest in the North African campaign ic tense in Turkey where axis anc BritishRussian allied diplomats are each trying to haul this key country guardian of the entrance to the Black sea across the line o neutrality Inmate of Hospital Kills Guard Wounds Patient With Knife JAMESTOWN N Dak Edwin Steen was locked in a ccl at the state hospital for the insaiii Saturday after killing a guard an seriously wounding another inmat with a butcher knife Dr A M Fisher hospital super inlcndent said Steen a patient fo eight years had been running cr rands and doing odd jobs until h ran amok Friday He seized a knif from the hospital dining room am slashed Guard Adolph Martcl 40 to death Then he attacked 1 J Murphy an inmate Murphy was in critic condition So Col Notre Dame FINAL Life of Oskaloosa Asks About Papers for G 0 P Primary DES MOINES low secretary of states office Satur day disclosed an inqury from How ard S Life Oskaloosa attorney c the mechanics of procuring nom nation papers for the republics primary race for governor nex spring He wanted lo know if the nomi nation paners have been printe yet an employe of the ol fice We did not send him an because he did not request them The employe however con firmed reports that the letter dtcated Life was interested in governorship race th reopening linos to the white house The dispute will be referred to board comprising Dr John H tcelman U S conciliation ser ice director representing the ublic Benjamin Fairless presi cnt of U S Steel representating captive mine owners and cwis representing the mine orlcers The policy committee said it a s recommending immediate turn to work of all mine work rs both in the captive mines and 10 commercial pits Arbitration of he dispute was me of two alternative methods sugECsled by Mr Roosevelt to the strike The other method would have been for the TOIW to agree to a freezing of open shop conditions in the captive mines for duration of the na tional emergency Simultaneously uilii announce nent of the settlement the white louse made public a letter sent by President Roosevelt to Lewis Saturday reiterating his previous The acceptance signed by Lewis md the national policy committee aid that it had voted unani mously to accept the proposal for submitting the dispule to the ar bitration board whose decision would be binding on both the steel owners of he mines and the mine workers The presidents letter sujr Besled the names of the ihrcc men accepted by Leiris and rc Queslcd that Ihe board bcein Us work immediately and remain in continuous session until this task is comnleled Here is the text of the leller Tom Leuis The national policy cnmmit lec of the United Mine Workers of America considered Saturday your letter of this date supple mental to your previous letter of November 18 By unanimous vote this com mittee accepts your proposal io refer the captive mine controversy lo a board consisting of Dr John R Steclman representing the public and Messrs Benjamin F Fairlcss and John L Lewis reo resenting the slcel companies and the United Mine Workers respec tively In consideration of this ar rangement which we accept in the public interest the national policy committee is recommend ing nn immediate return to work of nil mine workers employed in the captive and commercial mines wherever situated BANDIT BOUND OVER TO JURY Madrid Youth Waives Preliminary Hearing Held at Northwood Russell Lewis of Madrid confessed robber of ihe Kensett branch of the Manly state bank last Wednesday waived preliminary hearing on n charge of bank robbery here Saturday be fore Justice of the Peace C H Dwcllc and was bound over to the December term of the grand jurv Bond was set at S50000 which Lewis was unable to furnish He is being held in the Worth county jail pending trial The December term of court convenes Monday Dec 1 with Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City presiding Friday Lewis father Ernest Lewis Madrid farmer Stale Sena tor Lant Doran and the youths attorney conferred with the youth and Worth County Attorney E Plummer EVIDENCE INSUFFICIENT IOWA CITY Johnson county grand jury Friday reported insufficient evidence to justify further expenditure of county funds in investigation of reports that liquor was supplied lo con victs in a prison camp at Oakdale slate sanatorium I FINAL Kansas StateD Iowa State 1 Minnesota Wisconsin ;