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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF 5 T 0 Y A N U ARCH MO t WES I A HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NCWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUIi LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE IRIGHT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 308 HITLER RUSSIA CANT RISE AGAIN F R Takes Up Religious Freedom Issue With Russia SAYSHARRIMAN IS ORDERED TO DISCUSS PLAN Follows Previous Statement on Guarantee in Soviet Constitution WASHINGTON President Roosevelt disclosed that he had instructed W Averell Harriman head of Americas mission to Rus sia to take up in Moscow the question of religious freedom in Russia The chief executive told a press conference that the question also had been taken up previously with the Russian government leaving the impression that this had been done through Lawrence Stcin hardt the United States ambassa dor He said he had received no re port from Harriman and could not say until he did get one whether he thought the overtures would result in some success air Roosevelt preferred not to go into details Nor pending the return of Myron C Taylor his envoy to the Vatican would he say whether he had ordered the question of religions freedom in Russia laid before the pope Mr Roosevelts disclosure that he had made overtures to the soviet government followed a white house declaration Thursday of a hope that an entering wedge for the practice of complete free dom of religion is definitely on its in Russia conference discussion of which impress Tuesday that the Russianconstitution guaranteec freedom of religion much as dii that of the United States To a question whether his in structions to Harrimanto take up the matter ot religious freedom represented a starton the four freedoms of which he has often spoken the chief executive re torted somewhat sharply that the reporter would not have askec that if he hadread what the chie executive had been saying for eight The Rev Edmund A Walsh S Jvice president of George town university said the events of the last 24 hours convince me that the hoar has come for a definite and constructive move on the part of the presidentof the United States After Mr Roosevelt at his Tues day press conference had de scribed the Russian religious guarantees as essentially the same as ours Father Walsh had quickly declared that provis ion of the Russian constitution was nothing but a hollow shell His later and more hopeful com ment was based upon a white house statement issued late Thurs day declaring that the president press conference remarks hac been subjected to conflicting terprelations and some misquota tions The white house made publi a stenographic transcription of th press conference exchange snt added this paragraph Since the soviet constitution declares that freedom of religion is granted it is hoped that in th light of the report of the Polish ambassador an entering wedge fo the practice ot complete freedom of religion is definitely on its way This referred to a letter from Jan Ciechanowski Polish ambas saddr made public Tuesday say ing that Russia had permitted Polish Catholic church and Polish Jewish synagogue to open in Moscow and that Polish com munities had been granted free dom of worship In commenting at his press con ference on this letter Presiden Roosevelt referred reporters article 124 of the soviet consti tution which he said granted free dom of conscience and religion an freedom tp use propaganda agains religion He added this was es sentially what is the rule in thi country only we dont put quite the same way Church leaders Catholic an Protestant protested the presi dents remarks asserting that th soviet constitution was not carric out in practice and granted onl restricted religious rights any way FKAT TUUT PROBED AMES Chief W Cure said Friday he was invesu gating the theft of from tw Iowa State college fraternit houses Hollywood Tribute to Mason City Pastor In this scene from One Foot in Heaven Fredric March has caught a typical gesture ot the Rev William H Spence former minister of the First Methodist church in Mason City whom he impersonates in the film version of Hartzell Spences book This scene shows Minister Spence proudly exhibiting the model of his projected church to Mrs Hope Spence Martha Moroni Olsen and Gene Lockhart left to right members of the congregation who will help the pastors dream come true sit bv The world premiere of the film was held night at Washington D C as the to congressional investigation charging producers with making war pictures D6ctor Norman Vincent Peale New York technical director for and experience Id say Hollvwood ha ont fnnf m heaven and with a little effort might get the other theretoo Movie Based on Spence Book Used in Reply to Propaganda Author Is Now With Army in South America With Bride of Jane 11 WASHINGTON A film dramatization of a country clergy mans career was offered Friday asan oblique Hollywood reply to current congressional charges of propaganda inthe movies The film One Foot in Heaven starring Fredric March and Mav tha Scott was given its world premiere Thursday night before a highly official Washington audi ence One of its technical advisers the Rev Doctor Daniel A Poling of Philadelphia editor of the Christian Herald told the first nighters flatly Here is conscious if indirect propaganda for a way of we are proud of it Invitations to attend the premiere were accepted by nearly all the members of the senate committee now investi gating charges of war propa ganda in the movies Wanier Brothers spokesmen said Other senators representatives gov ernment officials and leading churchmen attended in scores No direct mention was made of themovie investigation Harry B Warner the of the industrys many witnesses before the senate the audience hope and pray this picture will help the advance Christianity throughout the world and influence the people to fight and die for it if necessary Based on a novel by Hartzell Spence the film follows the strug gles of a young medical student who with his bride turned to the pulpit and the farfromlucrative existence of a circuitriding preacher in the early 1900s Spence drew the characterizations from the life of his parents the Rev and Mrs William Spence Mrs Spence now a sorority housemother at Iowa State col lege Ames Iowa shared the ce lebrity spotlight with Martha Scott whose role in the film is that of the ministers wife Hartzell S pence himself missed all the excitement in Washing ton and was not in Hollywood with his mother to watch the filmmade because he enlisted in the army a few months ago and is now probably In Santiago Chile with his bride of June 11 He is a former newspaperman once managing the Daily lowan at the State University of Iowa and his present assignment in the army is in the information section in South America As a Mothers day present in May he brought to Mrs Spence in Ames the manuscript of his new novel Radio City HARTZELL SPENCE in army Possibility of Plane Ferry Service to Reds Via Alaska Considered WASHINGTON of ficials have discussed with Ameri can commercial aviation interests the possibility of establishing an airplane ferry service from the United States to Russia by way of Alaska and Siberia informed sources said Friday Nothing specific has come out of the conversations One official whose organization was consulted by the Russians said he believed the suggested project was n dead persons said the project might be revived i other means for getting planes into Russia are shut off At present it was understood some aircraft is being delivered to Russia from Bnfajn by way of Archangel northern soviet port Some are be ing flown and others carried by ship BRANDEIS IS CRITICALLY ILL Retired Justice of Supreme Court Suffers Heart Disease Attack WASHINGTON UR Loui Dembitz Brandeis retired jurist o the supreme court was gravely i at his home here Friday He suf fered a heart attack Wednesda night The former liberal j u r ist who retired from the court on Feb 13 1939 after 23 years of service had been in good health for his age He will be 85 years old on Nov 13 As has been his custom for BRANDEIS years he spent the summer wit Mrs Brandeis at their home i Chatham Mass They returned I their apartment here about weeks ago The announcement of Brandeis illness was not made until late Thursday night Then a friend of the family called newspaper of fices and reported that the jus tices condition was very grave Brandeis is being attended by Dr Lewis C Ecker Mrs Brandeis the former Alice Goldmark is with him and other members of the family have been summoned He has two daughters Mrs Jacob H Gilbert and Mrs Paul A Raushenbush and a sister Brandeis is the surviving mem ber of that famous pair of su preme court justices who made the phrase Justices Holmes and Brandeis dissent Shortly after his appointment to the court he found a ready colleague in the famous dissenter and liberal Oli ver Wendell Holmes Brandeis the Bohemian immigrants boy and Holmes the famous patrician Bos ton doctors son became fast friends Synagogues Are Blown Up in Paris VICHY Unoccupied France JP synagogues were blown up n Paris Friday morning The explosions were caused by ombs which destroyed the inte iors of the buildings and left only he walls standing Two persons were wounded The explosions occurred between a m and 5 a m Bombs which had been placed in seventh synagogue were located nd removed safely The synagogue bombings ap parently were the work of un bridled rightwing terrorists observers said The bombings came as French and German authorities pressed a drive to quell opposition to their collab oration policy The Paris police prefecture an nounced it was actively investi gating the incidents which fol owed closely the announcement hat Paul Colette had been sen enced to death for his unsuccess ful attempt to assassinate former Dremier Pierre Laval and Marcel Beat Aug 27 The bombings completely de stroyed the famous temple on Rue de la Victoire which was the seat of the Jewish consistory of France and housed the archieves library and administrative offices of the grand rabbi The temple was a 19lh century Paris landmark It was a By zantine structure endowed and frequented by the house of Rothschild Another bqmb destroyedthp ire er of that house which were in the Sephardic synagogue in Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth The consensus here was that Colette would be saved from the death penalty since his only po litical link was with the rightist party of Francois de la Rocque PETAIN INTERVENES TO SAVE COLETTE VICHY Petain intervened Friday to save the life of Paul Colette under death sen tence for the attempted assassina tion of Pierre Laval and Marcel Beat PUSH GERMANS BACK 30 MILES AT LENINGRAD Russians Report 8700 Casualties Inflicted Revolts Still Flare Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Russians reported Friday their red armies had smashed the Germans back nearly 30 miles in one direction on the Leningrad front overrun nazi siege trenches around the old czarist and inflicted more than 8700 casual ties from the Gulf of Finland to the Black sea Aside from the 30 mile setback for the Germans east of Lenin grad soviet dispatches said Rus sion troops had advanced from one to two miles in other attacks along the line Red Star the soviet army newspaper said Russian forces had stormed across the river V on the Leningrad front after a 10 day battle On the Ukraine front German troops werereported by the Vichy radio to have forced a passage of the Perekop isthmus to the Crimea peninsula site oE Russias chieJ Black sea naval base at Sevasto pol REVOLTS DRAW HEAVY REPRISALS FROM NAZIS Meanwhile the revolt of Eu ropes conquered millions erupted in new violence Friday and drew fisted reprisals in many Mayor of Prague Is Sentenced to Die on Rebellion Charges BERLIN The mayor of Prague Otakar Klapka has been condemned to death by the peo ples court on charges of plotting rebellion apparently in a con spiracy with the condemned pre mier of the BohemiaMoravia protectorate Gen Alois Elias Dienst Aus DeutscHand reported Friday This agency with close official connections quoted Prague sources saying that Elias had drawn Klapka into a clot years the two For years the two sought to make the law a living thing but were opposed by a majority of the court Not until 14 years after Brandeis ascended the bench and 30 years after Holmes had become a justice did the tide turn During his last years on the bench after Holmes retirement and death Brandeis found himseJf among the majority Defense Savings Stamps for sale GlobeGazelle Business office Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to fair and cooler Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warm er probably followed by light rains Saturday afternoon or night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy cool er extreme southeast wanner extreme west Friday night Sat urday considerable cloudiness and warmer followed by light rain IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 65 Minimum Thursday night S3 At 8 a m Friday S3 Rain 19 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 50 Precipitation 01 EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period from p m Friday Oct 3 to p m CST Wednesday Oct Upper Mississippi peratures will average much be low normal in Minnesota and Wisconsin below normsl Iowa northern Illinois and northern In diana and near normal southern Illinois and southern Indiana Rather cold early in period ris ing trend Sunday and Monday and coldest weather toward end of period Precipitation will av erage heavy occurring principally latter part of neriod The quietof predawn Pari was shattered by explosion wrecking six synagogues w i 11 two persons injured Right win terrorists were blamed Berlin reported that the mayo of Prague Otokar Klapka had been condemned to death by thi German peoples court on charge of plotting rebellion and the gov ernment of nazi dominated SIo vakia decreed the death penalty for sabotage German firing squads were reported crackling again in both Prague and Brno in the Bo herniaMoravia protectorate old Prague newspapers said 18 were ex ecuted shot and three Jews agents of the German cestapo pressed a sweeping investigation of re bellion in the protectorate Thirteen editors and officers o the former Czech army includin three retired generals weri among those executed the Ger man radio said following the dis covery of a plot foi1 an armed up rising London heard that eight per sons had been executed in Hol land for aiding British flyers and reported that German authorities thore had threatened even stricter punishment in the future On the RussoGerman war front soviet dispatches pictured the German invasion armies as giving way at strategic points un der fierce counter attacks NAZIS CLAIM GAINS NEAR LENINGRAD The Berlin radio asserted how British Hear Nazi Armies Regrouped By UNITED PRESS Adolf Hitler broke 103 days of silence Friday with an address to the German people which coin cided with reports he ordered a new offensive in Russia Hitlers address came as The British reported Hitler was believed to be regroupuie his armies in Russia for another allout attempt to win a major victory over the soviet before winters erip tightens on the fighting front Reports circulated that the new ffensive lias been ordered to tart within 48 hours and may be n attempt to break through traight to Moscow along the Kh ark o vKu rskO relMoscow line Russian forces displayed mount ng strength in the Leningrad area knocking back tlie nazis in new and powerful counterthrusts md pounded away at nazi spear icads in the Ukraine A Moscow report said that the Russians on the UkraineCri mea front had encircled a large inzi force in a counterattack aunched in defense of the Donets asin and Crimea One Rumanian force of possibly 10000 men was said to have been smashed The total of executions before nazi firinr squads in occupied Europe since start of the Rus sian campaign nsarcd 1000 Outbreaks and unrest spread in France Belgium Denmark and Czechoslovakia The nazi luftwaffc made th strongest attack at the Britis Isles in five months bringingbac to two Bfil ish towns one of them Newcastle Japan showed growing restive ness warning the Netherland East Indies against shipping war materials to Russia while denying them to Japan and reportedly doubling her garrisons in Man chukuo to pin down soviet forces in the far cast Apparently tlie chief basis for British relief that new offensive action portends in Russia was tlie comparative lull in operations in the cast since the German an nouncement of the big break through and encirclement east of Kiev SAYS NAZIS CAN DEFEAT ALL OF POSSIBLE FOES Fuehrer Claims Great Movement Launched in East in Past 48 Hours FROM CABLE REPORTS Hitler claimed Friday that Russia already is de stroyed to a great extent and asserted Germanys ability to de feat all possible enemies1 re gardless of how many billions they are going to spend to fight the axis Hitlers reference appeared to be directed plainly at the United States Hitler broke his 103day silence nee the outbreak of the German ussian war at a great winter re ef rally at the Berlin sports pal ce He declared operations aunched on the eastern front in he last 48 hours which will help o destroy our enemies in the have been US Owned Ship Sunk Off Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO United States embassy reported Friday that the 7052ton Ameri canowned Panamanian tanker I C White had been torpedoed 450 miles off Brazil inside the American neu trality zone It was in nearly the same area that the American freighter Robin Moor was torpedoed last June on ever that nazi troops had occu a voyage from New York to Cape pied czarist palaces southwest of I town South Africa at Tsars1 The 7052 ton I C White was koye Selo the czars village 15 miles south of the city Tsarskoye Selo is the village which Peter the Great gave his1 wife Catherine and which the soviet has renamed Detskoe Selo childrens con verted into a summer youth col ony A British broadcast said the Russians had recaptured Strelna 20 miles west of Leningrad hurled the Germans back nearly 30 miles to Lake Ladoga from Kolpino and reestablished communications be tween Leningrad and Moscow Soviet marines were said to bare executed a bold landine west of Leningrad and dug in on mlf coast where nail batter ries hmve bombarded Kronstadt Russian naval base which guards the sea approach to the great northern metropolis For the first time since Marshal Klementi Voroshilov proclaimed a deathstand defense for Lenin grad 44 days ago a red army bul letin declared the situation around the siegegirt city was definitely stronger In a violent twoday battle in the Ukraine soviet dispatches said the Germans left the field strewn with corpses smashed tanks and guns and that the Dnieper river was carrying away thousands of the invaders dead built in 1920 at Chester Pa and formerly was of Wilmington Del registry She was owned by the Panama Transport company a subsidiary of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey The I C Whites normal com plement was 41 crewmen all American It was the fourth Pan ama flag ship owned by United States interests to have been sunk since Aug 17 Postponed BULLETIN EBBETS FIELD BROOKLYN world scries game be tween the Yankees and Dodgers was postponed Friday by Com missioner Landis after a steady rain had left the field unplay able After inspecting the sodden field twice the commissioner called all the newspapermen together under the grandstand and announced Gentlemen I have made my de cision The games off Before deciding finally he called both the weather bureau and the airport and was told there was no chance that the sun would come out later in the day and that it probably would go right on raining ast already lo a great extent is destroyed has the transport he production and the ammunition o beat all possible enemies no matter how vast their plans or how many billions they are going o spend war may last a long Jme and it is a struggle of life and death for the reich in which the greatest battles of all time are being fought troop massincs de mands for a free hand in Finland and Rumania for control of the Dardanelles and the right to send troops into Bulgaria rejected by Germany before outbreak of the the conflict inevitable Hitler gave his tabulation of Germanys war successes against Russia Prisoners 2500000 cannon more than 22000 armored vehicles more than I8OCO planes 14500 all destroyed or captured He declared that as he spoke a great event is in preparation through an operation upon the eastern front of great extent wherein millions are engaged This operation he asserted will help destroy our enemies Hitler was presented to the throng in the sports palace and to the unseen radio audience of mil lions of Germans by Propoganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels who declared the fuehrer had left the eastern front to return to Ber lin for a single day Reviewing events leading up to the outbreak of war with Russia Hitler charged that Russia had demanded that Germany give the soviet a free hand in Finland and bases on the Dardanelles These demands he asserted he refused The decision now brine fought out is for the next 109 years he shouted Thunderous cheers of the thousands as sembled in the sportspalast greeted this The fuehrer declared that Ger many before the war had sought particularly to reach a settlement with Britain but that Prime Min ister Churchill had asked for war that Russia had tailed to live up to her nonaggression pact with Germany and had mobilized on the reichs borders By August and September oC last year it became clear that I had an enemy at the back ready to stab at any time Hitler said He said that Russian Foreign Minister Molotov had come to Berlin late in 1940 seeking a com mitment from Germany on Ru mania and Finland Hitler said he had declined alt Russian sugges tions that the U S S R extend her influence westward including the Dardanelles The address lasted 65 minutes The fuehrer asserted that every thing had proceeded according to plan since June 22 when the Ger man armies struck into Russia He said that he had painfully kept his silence for months while he knew that Russia as ho said was preparing to attack ThatHitler said was part ot his traditional strategy of surprise He added that the decision to re main silent was the hardest de cision of my life but that hun dreds ot thousands of lives were at Vir vere not mistaken about s except that we did not knoV iw wfoily the prep aratioH were against us and how closely Europe escaped bolshe visra he said Something like a general awak ening went through Europe how ever In the north brave Finland In the south Rumania Hitler enumerated the other stales which had sent formations ;