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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OtPABTWENTl Of HISTORY AND A OES uOLtEW O HOME EDITION THE NIWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAMS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THi BRIGHT MII nfjrr VWIU MASON CITYIOWA WEDNESDAY Na 306 YANKS NIP DODGERS 32 IN OPENER Knox Favors Pooling U SBritish Forces After War URGES MOVE IN ORDER TO STOP WAR IN FUTURE Clearing Atlantic of German Pirates INDIANAPOLIS tary of Navy Knox declared Wed nesday that once the RomeBer linTokio axis has been defeated the United States and Great Brit ain must pool their forces to stop new aggression at its beginnings in the post war world The United States said Knox must provide both the major power and the dominant lead ership for the task The navy chief outlined his views on the nations future in ternational role in a speech pre pared for the 64th annual conven tion of the American bar associa tion Repeatedly he emphasised American insistence on freedom of the is for this we have iought two wars and now for a third time have declared we shall insist upon whatever what may Should war come he said Tar better a distant war than one at home If we must fight and mark this well there will not be lot many years to come a time when we may not have to fight then with modern weapons whatthey ts determine that we win fight elsewhere than on onr own soil He dwelt on the advantages now accruing to the United States and Britain because the com bined control of the seas by their two fleets and predicted Even tually we shall lock nazi Germany up in an iron ring and within that ring of seapower she shall perish Apropos of the American navys he reported We are already sweeping the German pirates from the North Atlantic and brineingr to Eng land the products of the arsenal we have set up here That statement aroused conjec ture whether the secretary had positive evidence that the navys new policy was clearing raiders out of the Atlan tic There has been no announce ment oh the subject since the At lantic fleets orders became ef fective Sept 16 although Knox promised then that well tell the world if any encounters oc curred In the course of the address Knox indicated that the navy felt more bases were needed if hemi spheric safety was to be protected in South America no less than in North America The navys south ernmost base now is in British Guiana and the range of its op erations below the bulge of Brazil accordingly is limited No formal agreements have yet been reached with other hemisphere nations for Use of base facilities below the equator in an emergency or for the improvement of those bases in the meanwhile Discussing the AngloAmerican policing of the world he foresaw for the future Knox declared Yon may say What busi ness is it of oars to police the seven seas Why shonld we pro Tide bath the leadership and the major force to insure against another World war My answer is historymade Twice we have learned from bit ter experience that no matter how great our reluctance to partici pate the world has now grown so small EO interrelated so interde pendent that try as we will we cannot escape This docs not mean we must fight every tjme there is a dis turbance in the world but it does mean that the great lawabiding peaceloving nations must take the power into their hands and keep it there for a long lime to come to prevent the inauguration oE another World war We will not indulge in any idle dreams of a millenlum We are not going to stop all wars But I am convinced we for oar own safety and protection and for be maintenance of oar way of life shall have to provide an interregnum In which we shall not only devote ourselves to the pursuit of peaceful aims but provide the essential might to enforce snch a peace on those who are not willing voluntar ily to pursue such a course Czech Leader Sentenced to DeathbyNazis BULLETIN BERLIN UR Gen Alois Ellas premier at the nazidom inated state of Bohemia and Moravia was sentenced to death Wednesday on charges of plotting a military rebellion the officials news agency reported from Elias was arrested in connection with a mopup of alleged Czech oppositionists and tried before a peoples court By UNITED PRESS European reports said Wednes day that a flooding tide of unrest and disaffection in Germanoccu pied and Germandominated Eur ope had spread to Bulgaria and that police there had started a series of raids in an attempt to clean out dangerous elements 1 A broadcast of Vichy radio heard in London reported as from Sofia that police had made a close search of Varna Bul garias chief port and had ar rested 844 persons The importance of the raid was emphasized by the fact that Varna Bulgarias third city is a main base for ships which Ger many is mobilizing apparently for land sea and air operations against the Crimea and the Cau casus in Russia Berlin admitted that 58 addi tional persons had been executed in Czechoslovakia and that the to tal of executions since the Ger man secret police imposed a state of emergency on Czech areas was thus brought to 84 Berlin said officially thai six persons were executed Sunday 2C Monday and 58 Tuesday Dr Miha Krek deputy pre mier of the Jugoslav govern ment who is In London asserted that he had received informa tion of an organized merciless German repression campaign in Jugoslavia where guerilla acti vity is creasing He said chuLXhts had been closed and looted that priests hud been put in concentration camps and forced to kneel and salute pictures of Hitler that prominent educators and literary men had been forced to clean streets anc lavatories that persons of the in tellectual classes had been sent to concentration camps that tens oJ thousands of persons had been deported from one area of the country to another that thousands of men and boys had been sent tn Germany as laborers that girls had been impressed into German army prostitution units that much property had been confiscated for German use arid profit A United Press Brussels dis patch filed Sept 12 arrived New York Tuesday night via Ber lin It said the Germans had now ripped out the big copper studs which mark street crossings for pedestrians A second Brussels dispatch filed the same day said Kinjr Leopolds blond hair had turned gray He is now permitted to receive many leading Belgians at his prison castle at Lae ken and is discussing Belgiums future with them A United Press Stockholm dis patch said a financial crisis was feared in Oslo because the Nor wegian treasury was exhausted after the payment of enormous sums to Germany for occupa tion costs Count Michael Karolyi former Hungarian premier now in exili in London announced the inau guration of a campaign for a ne democratic Hungary in opposi tion to the Hungarian regime The Vichy government Tues day night announced that nu merous Jews had been sent lo concentration camps and might be prosecuted for being in contact with the public despite repressive laws Propaganda designed to weaken Germany Italy and countrie which they occupy or dominate intensified daily Radio Moscow Wednesday broadcast a program in German The annpuncer read a series o letters found on dead German at the front describing the ex tent of German casualties The woman announcer endci her broadcast by saying German women Dont wait fo letters Dead men write no let ters A London Daily Mail story date lined as from the Italian frontier presumably the Swiss side saic fascists were openly anxious re gardmg the morale of the Italia people Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Considerable cloudiness and rising tempera ture Wednesday night and Thursday with occasional rain Thursday and Thursday night OWA Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night and Thursday occasional rain Thursday and Thursday night warmer Wednesday night and in cast Thursday MINNESOTA Cloudy occasional rain Thursday and in northwest and extreme west Wednesday night warmer in west and south portions Wednesday night cool er in west Thursday IN MASON CITY HobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 63 Minimum in Night 42 At 8 a m Wednesday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 42 MRS MANLEY 58SUCCUMBS Wife of Former Liquor Commissioner Is Victim of Illness Mrs Bernard E Manley 56 wife of the former loxva liquor commissioneridied at a local hos pilal shortlybefore noon Wednes day fpllowingan illness of a num ber of years Mrs Mauley was born Gertrude and Mrs ael McCorrhicfc on a farm near Garner Nov 25 1884 She was married to B e r n a rod E Manley June 2 1913 They had been residing at the Hotel Hanford in Mason Surviving Mrs M a n 1 e v MRSMANLEy are her hus band three sisters Miss Ann Mc Cormick Mason City Mrs Ed Ar quette Mason City and Sister Mary Michael formerly Gene vieve McCormick of Montana and one brother McCor micfc Albert Lea Minn Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home Federal Excise Tax Becomes Effective DBS MOINES an lowan rushed downtown Tuesday with a double purpose in mind To pay taxes and to avoid paying laxes Slores were crowded with per sons buying those items on which a 10 per cent federal excise tax became effective Wednesday But they held back enough moneyto pay the second half of their 1941 income and property taxes The one per cent monthly delinquency interest begins Wed nesday Autos Cameras Cigarets Gasoline Jewelry Playing cards Sporting goods HEAVY FEDERAL EXCISE LEVIES GO INTO EFFECT Treasury Department Counts on Revenue Each Day By IRVING PERLMETER WASHINGTON The heaviest taxes in American his those the World war their first big handful ofcash from the publics pocketbook Wednesday and it was only the beginning The new excise levies which became effective at midnight gave consumers their of what the recently passed defense revenue tax bill is going to mean in dol lars and cents Although Ihe treasury depart ment is counting on the excise taxes for the pretty penny of 3000000 a day they represent only a small pait of the whole revenue program which is ex pected to raise about 000 a year Yet to come is the day of reck oning on the new income and ex cess profits taxes already in ef fect and applying to 1941 returns These levies are of the delayed action variety with the payoff to Uncle Sam deferred until next March 15 The new order of faxes con trasted with the supposedly burdensome levies of the World tbeir banner year However the nation now has abooi 30 million more in habitants to share the burden In 1918 income tax exemptions were for a family head and 1000 for a single person The riew figures are 51300 and S750 However in 1918 dependents were 5200 credits and now are apiece The tax rates in both cases range up to 77 per cent bul the new law sets heavier levies in the lower and medium brack els than the 131R statute The corporation income fav in 1918 was 6 per cent and now is 21 fo 31 per cent The excess profits tax on cor porations has been upped from a range of 8 to 60 per cent to a bracket of 35 lo 60 per cent were taxed then at 2 to 25 per cent and now are 3 to 77 per cent Ljauor that was nicked a gallon when the country sane There now contributes The heer tax has jumped from S3 to a barrel v Changing times have altereu many of the methods and sources of taxation Now important rev enues comes from radios mechani cal refrigerators electrical aoplt ances These things either didnt exist or were not rated consume luxuries in those days On the other hand the new tax act doesnt have taxes as they did in 1918 on soft drinks player pianos silk shirts and other ex pensive clothing candy paten medicine and riding academies Heres how some of the new taxes stack up with Tuesdays law and 1918 19JO per cent None 1918 3 per cent 3 per cent S3 per thous None 1i per gallon 3 mftr price None 7 cents pack 11 cents 3 per cent None Today 7 per cent 10 per cent cents gallon 10 retail 13 cents 10 per cent Toilet preparations cent 11 mftr price 10 retail Aotc Percentage taxes based on manufacturers sale price un War Expenditures of Great Britain Rise LONDON An authorita tive source announced Wednesday British war expenditures had risen to 11000000 pounds cur rently daily com pared with a 70000000 pounds daily peak during the World war The announcement came with a request for authorization of an other billion pounds sterling for war expenditures Italians Claim Two British Ships Sunk ROME submarines torpedoed at least two ships in an attack on British vessels on their way back to Gibraltar after battling wit h Italian torpedo planes last weekend the Italian high command said Wednesday Former Coroner of Polk County Dies in Auto Accident COLMBIA Mo H J Wright 70 of Des Moincs former Polk county coroner died following an automobile acciden near here Tuesday in which Mrs Wright was injured The Wright automobile skidded and overturned while they were enroute home from Webste Groves Mo where they had vis ited a daughter Mrs A Gardne Wright Mrs Wright was taken lo a hospital with back injuries Dr Wright who had medicine about 40 years was a member of the Sioux City polic department before studying at th old Drake medical college He alsc was a former mayor of Kingsley Iowa Young Bride Questioned in Death of Mate Officers worked Wednesday to close the gaps in the story told by Jennie Decker Brunner 22 r old blond bride of seven nonths who Tuesday admitted he early morning slaying of her lusband Sam Brunner 26 The officers sought answers to several points remaining un answered or partially so after Mrs Brunner had been ques tioned for three hours at the farm home northwest of Mason City immediately after the shooting Since being brought back to the county jail Tuesday noon after the questioning the young woman had remained undisturbed in her cell Points requiring clarification included lHow did MrsBrunner get the gun from her husbands hand 2 How did he manage to walk the dozen feet to the bed from the spot where she said a 45 cali ber slug from an automatic pistol tore through his body 3 did the gun get to the coiner of the dining room where officers found it Mrs Brunner did not admit leaving it there 1 And most important of all just why did she hill her hus band when she did after ad mitting that he had not threat ened her with the gun at any time during the quarrel which ended in the shooting County Attorney M L Mason and Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan were scheduled to question Mrs Bruoner liiv het cell in the cpurit jr jail some the answers to those and othe questions Sam Brunner is survived by his parents five brothers Alec anc Harry inCalifornia and George 16 Dave 18 and Clarence 22 a homo and lour sisters Mrs Clar ence Smith Chicago Emma Seni lar and Catherine Brunner Omaha and Clara Brunner a bame Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock at Trinity Lutheran church in Ma son City with the Rev O L N Wigdahl officiating Burial wil be in Memorial Park cemetery The body will lie in state at the Meyer funeral home until 1 p m Thursday Mr Brunner was born Tan 20 1915 Winnipeg Canada He came to this country with his par ents as a baby spending his boy hood at Eagle Grove and Garner He had lived near Mason City for the last six years He was mar ried to Jennie Decker March I 1941 at Mason City The picture of Sam Brnnncr above was taken nearly five rears ago while he was a private in machine gun company HI 3rd U S infantry stationed at Fort Snelling Minn He served three years from 1936 to 1938 Historian Native of Iowa Dies at 72 BERKELEY C a 1 James Westfall Thompson 75 educator author professor emeri tus of European history at th University of California and pas president of the American histori cal association died Tuesday A native of Fella Iowa Docto Thompson retired July 1 1939 VICTIM OF DROWNING BURLINGTON P An Illi nois coroners jury found Tues day that George Hemmjc 59 of Burlington whose body was re covered from the Mississippi was a victim of accidental drowning REDS DECLARE 100000 NAZIS SLAIN IN SIEGE Relate German Losses at Leningrad Odessa Admit Poltava Is Taken By THE ASSOCIATED TPKESS German siege armies attacking Leningrad have lost 100000 men n the south and southwest ap iroaches of the old czarist capital vhile Rumanian losses in the siege it Odessa Black sea port have cached a total of 160000 troops he Russians reported Wednesday Red Slar soviet army news paper said enormous German losses in Estonia and in the di rection of Novgorod were not included in the Leningrad esti mate On the southern front Gorman military dispatches reported lhat lazi troops were approaching the Jig industrial city of Kharkov in the heart of the Donets river ba in which lies almost at the east ern border ot the Ukraine repub lic DNB official German news agency said nazi flyers taking sart in ground fighting around Kharkov blasted a railway net work and demolished 33 trains filled with soviet army supplies Kharkov a city 654000 popu lation is a center of smelting metallurgical and other industries Russiaiis admitting the mJles T where Peter the Great routed the Swedish invaders of Charles XII in 1709 declared that soviet troops forming along the cast bank of the Vorskla river to block the nazi onslaught toward Kharkov Capture of Pollava a city of 130000 on the west bank of the Vorskla river was acknovledged in the red armys morning bulle tin The Germans said it fell along with Kiev the Ukraine capital on Sept 19 Soviet officials reported that largescale lighting raged wiih un abalihg fury at the gateway to the Crimea peninsula Advices reach ing London said Germnn assault troops had reached a point about seven miies south of Perekop a city at the top of the Crimean isthmus wherethe Russians have taken a stand behind extensive minefields On the northern front aside from reporting a vast slaughter of German siege forces the Russians said their red armies had recaptured several towns on Leningrads approaches and routed hvo more nazi regiments Tied Star said German losses in materiel in the 10 weeks old bat tle for Leningrad included 400 tanks 846 planes 300 mine throwers 700 machine guns 117 armored cars and 200 field guns Berlin said German artillery again shelled important industrial facilities in Leningrad wiih good effect while the nazi high com mand reported the destruction of 45 out ot 80 soviet lanks in a clash with a German armored di vision A Russian spokesman ac knowledged that Leningrad was still in grave danger but de clared that the German failure to capture the old czarist capi lal after long weeks of assault constituted one of the greatest defeats of Hitlers war stratcey Germanys Finnish allies driv ing down on Leningrad from the north reported the capture of Petrozavodsk nn the Leningrad Murmansk railway The city is 180 miles airline northeast of Len ingrad Both the axis and Britain were girdin for action in the middle easl hnt there was no in dication either side was about to loose a general offensive im mediately War materials from the United States were being unloaded in Egypt in such quantities that the docks were crowded These sup plies finally will go to the west ern desert of Egypt where the British now have greater strength than ever and lo the northern de I Sense line on the Turkishfrontier Cairo reports said In Rome the newspaper 11 Popolo di Homa said Hie Italians were ready for a new British of fensive on the north African front having sent lo Africa men mate riel tanks and manes lo face any eventuality National Newspaper Week Is Under Way in America In this issue the GlobeGa zette takes note of the occa sion with two A full page presentation The Story Behind Your Daily Newspaper on Page 6 An editorial titled A Few Vagrant Thoughts on National Newspaper on Page 16 Visitors are always wel come in the GlobeGazelles doubly so in the week ahead MORE SOLDIERS WAR MATERIAL REACH ICELAND U S Soldiers Land at Reykjavik Bolster Gibraltar of North REYKJAVIK Soldiers of he United States army commandedbyMaj Gen Charles H Bonesteel have landed here to bolster Hie increasingly formida ble garrison of this Gibraltar of liic north It was a workmanlike opera tion carried out with precision Uorkiiifr parties wrestled all day uitli lie grim materials of modern war taking them from the holds of giant transports ivhirit dwarfed the wharves RECORD CROWD SEES BROOKLYN LOSE TO YANKS Bums Rally in 9th But Fall in Face of Yankee Powerhouse YANKEE STADIUM NEW YORK Buffings brilliant sixhit pitching and Joe Gordons slugging enabled the Yankees to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3 to 2 in the opening world series bat tle Wednesday before a rec ord throng of 68540 spec tators FIRST INNING Dodders Walker looked at three low balls nnd then drew n pass With Hie hit and run on Herman bounced to Rolfe and was thrown out as Walker reached second On the first pitch Reiser sent a long fly to DiMaggio who held Walker on second with n quick throw to iic infield CamiHi worked the count to two and two and ilien struck out Xo runs no hits no errors one left Yankees Sturm took one strike and then singled sharply alter faking at two bunts Rolfe grounded lo Camilli who threw to Reese forcing Sturm at second Hcmich grounded to Herman who threw to Heese in time to catclt Rolfe at second but Henrich beat General Boncstcol was met ashore by Maj Gen H O Curtis Commanderinchief of tie Brit ish forces and general orticer commanding all the soldiers on the island As he walked down the pier a guard ot honor from the Durham light infantry regiment snapped to present arms and n quartet of warplanes roared low General Bonesteel walked down the rows of lighl jnfan trympu accompanied by Gen eral Curiis as the band played Over the Waves which ac companies all British Benerat inspection The American look the salulc with General Curtis Brifr Gen John Marston com manding the U S marine forces in Iceland anil Admiral Scott the British naval officer com Bonesteel who will the newlyorganized General Bonosteel said in an in lorvicw aboard the transport which brought him here that we arc here for a hard and serious business Just what the business was he did not say but he made it clear that there is to be no foldcrol General command Iceland base force7 said that the vast amount of supplies landed in cluded some interesting equip ment skis snowshoes and Gar and rifles which I think arc very good The Garand with which every soldier here is equipped is rela tively light and has tremendous fire power and is durable Gen eral Bonesteel said A better rifle may be in the offing but iE you experiment and experiment you never get anything Cafeteria Closed for Repairs After Blaze D E S MO1NE5 cafeteria hero was closed for re pairs Wednesday as a result ot Tuesdays fire which Safety Com 68540 Attend Opening Game YANKEE STADIUM New York paid atten dance at the first world series eanit Wednesday was 68540 and Ihe gale receipts were S263 new records for one world series game tfic throw fo first DiMaggfn fouled one ball nnd then lifted T high fly to Medwick No runs one hit no errors one left SECOND JNNJNG DodEcrs Medwick got the count lo two strikes and one ball and fanned on what looked like nn outside pitch After taking two strikes Lavagello knocked n sharp grounder lo JUzzuto and was thrown out With the count two and two Reese lifted a high fly to Keller who took it without moving No runs no hils no er rors none lefl Yankees After looking at tsvo wide balls Keller flied to Reiser in right center Dickey bounced nut Hoiman to Camilli Gordon worked the count to two and two fouling off four pitches and then lifted a tremendous homerun far back into the lower left field grandstand Rizzuto followed with another long fly which Medwick caught with his back a few feet from Ihe left field wall One run one hit no error none left THIRD INNING Dodecrs Owen maneuvered the count to two strikes and one ball and then lined a Keller Lauglit on the run in short left center Davis also flied to Keller near the left field foul line Walk er drove a liner to left and Keller took it on the run for his fourth straight putout No runs no hils no errors none left Yankees Ruffing slapped n grounder to Reese and was thrown out Sturm hit a grounder to Ca milli back of first and he tossed to Davis for the putout Rolfe struck out No runs no hils no errors none left FOURTH INNING Dodgers Herman fouled several balls and got the count to three and two before he grounded out to Rizzuto With the count two nnd two Reiser struck out nn 1 slow ball Camilli fanned on three pitches No runs no hils no er rors none left Yankees Hcnrich litlcd a fly which Reese took by backing up on to the grass in left field Di Maggio hit the first pitch a ter rific belt for what looked like a certain homerun and Medwick leaning backwards over the 4foot wall in left field with his arm ex tended caught and held the ball through the ceiling to a sign on the outside canopy started the blaze Triplett said The cafeteria has been the scene of recent disturbances inci dent lo a labor controversy struck Ihe railing in front of the bleachers in right center 400 feet from the plate and bounced back into the outfield for a double SCORE BY INNINGS 1234 5678 Brk H Q Q E D 19 O N Y 0 D 01 O Q fl ;