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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY A NO ARCHIVES C E 3 U S I H HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS MASON CITY THI IRIGHf tPOT WIBES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 10 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 1 BRITISH PEOPLE URGE AID FOR REDS iir A V V Nazi Soldiers Advance Over Mountains of German Corpses m mm I ft PLAN ALL OUT 100 Guardsmen Back on Furlough FIGHT AGAINST F REQUEST Opponents of Revision of Neutrality Act to Fight Changes in Law WASHINGTON Congres sional opponents of neutrality law revision decided Friday they would have to wage an allout fight against President Roosevelts re quest for authority to arm shipping even though some in their ranks were not dead set against the idea of putting guns on merchantmen The big objective Senator Taft B Ohio explained was to preserve the laws existing provisions prohibiting Ameri canflaj merchantmen from operating in combat zones or voyaging to belligerent ports However he said many opposi tion legislators had come to the conclusion that unless a substan tial vote could be mustered against the ship arming proposal in the house administration forces in the senate were likely to seek more sweeping changes which would end the curb on ship movements There are some who believe that the arming of ships might not beso bad in itself Taft told reporters but when if is linked with proposal to send live Fish R N minority member of the house foreign affairs committe said he would reverse his previous deci sion to support the armed ship proposal if it became apparent that this was part of an admin istration plot to get rid of the combat zone provision In the senate In that case he declared will be against the whole darn thing President Roosevelt told con gress Thursday in specifically requesting repeal of the ban on arming merchantmen that he hoped the legislators would carry out the true intent of the lend lease act by making it possible for the United States todeliver the articles to those who are in i position to use them In other words he went on I ask for congressional action to implement congressional policy His speech was promptly inter preted in some quarters as an invitation for immediate action to repeal the ban against American ships entering belligerent ports but administrationsponsored 7eg islation introduced in both cham bers immediately after the mes sage was read called only fo elimination the armed ship re striction House committee I hear ings on the measure will star Monday Chairman Connally D Tex of the senate foreign relations committee told reporters however that he hoped to offer legislation at a later date to strike out the combat zone provision He in sisted he had no present plans link it with the pending bill de spite opponents assertions tha such action was contemplated i thehouse passed the armed ship i proposal margain by an ovenvhelmin Germans Claim Boats With Russ Soldiers Sunk Near Leningrad BERLIN German dis patches from the soviet front sai Friday 18 boats filled with Rus sian soldiers were sunk by Ger man artillery Oct 7 in repulsin an attempted landing on the Gul of Finland coast west of Lenin grad Biscuit Plant Will Open at Des Moines DES MOINES c better business conditions th Burch biscuit plant here whic closed Aug 1 19iO will reopc Monday to manufacture cracker Paul L Hovis company secrelar announced Hovis said a half million doll a year business is expected Soldiers to Get Free Passes to Amusement Events on Local Page ury of Great German Drive Against Moscow Now at Peak Russians Defending Positions Fiercely as Nazis Attack By DETOTT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst A fresh surge of nazi attacks riday has thrust the Russian line ack at several points along the itterly contested front opposite Moscow but whether this has pro any vital change in the po ition isnt yet evident from the meager advices at hand In the far south too the Ger mans are reported to be forging head along the shore of the sea if Azov toward the gateway to the Caucasus The reds are defending their positions fiercely Moscow de clares that the nazi gains are be ins made over mountains of German corpses This is grue some but not surprising for the German high command always has depended largely on the weight of massed attacks for re sults and I myself saw many similar sacrifices of life in the World war Grim danger continues to press icavily oh the Russian fighting Ines From the allied standpoint however the factthat in c the German progress intently There can be small doubt that Hitler is doing his utmost ih showmanship and diplomacy and strongarm pressure to bring the Nipponese into conflict with Britain America or Russia Tokio doesnt warm up to the idea of war with the U S A or England but collapse of the Russian front might easily result in a Japanese attack on Siberia By the way the Japanese long iave been playing about with he idea that Uncle Sam might link at an assault on Russi even if he has turned thumbs down on any further move by Nip 7on io the south This strikes me as being very dangerous specula ion for Tokio to indulge in for unless one mistakes the signs of he times our Uncle Sam Is in no mood to see anybody jump on Russias back at this critical iuncture iraUy isnt conclusive Every hour hat the bolshevists can continue to hold the Hitlerian avalanche is a one for the defense since he fury of the great German drive probably has reached its peak That battle along the bloody highway to the capital is one of the nost amazing conflicts of history The German who iave been trained to the fine edge of flinging them selves into the pit of death wtih hat courage which always has haracterized the race The per fection of the Invading warma chine is amazing Even more amazing is the fact that it can be stopped And the manner of its present hoi dine is an epic for we find civilians now fighting side by side with their soldiers in defense of country and the soil they love The Germans assert that the Xussian war is virtually the reds already are crushed It may be indeed that the Muscovites iiave been so weakened that they are on the verge of collapse Only tune will demonstrate that I do not believe however that the reds are beaten They likely will suffer further reverses Mos cow may fall and the whole Rus sian line may be driven back be hind the mighty defenses of the Ural mountain chaivi But the only thine that cm knock them clear out of the war as tbis column has emphasized before is a collapse of morale It would be difficult to find any signs of weakening morale in a red fighting front in which civil folk who know nothingof the art of war and never have been far from the little farms where they were facing deathdealing terrors which are hard even for the professional soldier to face The Russians report they are drawing on their great reserve in manpower to ease the position on the central front These troops cannot be expected to have the weight of the fully trained vet erans already in the Jine bu they will ease the red situation considerably There are millions more when they come from as the soviet re cently called up the military clas of year mili tary service At the same time there was inaugurated the uni versal compulsory military train ing program which contemplates the largest peoples army in his tory involving all men from 16 to 50 This doesnt sound as though the Russians were finished As a matter of fact the Germans themselves appear to have doubts since an authoritative source In Berlin last night ac knowledged that the reds might able to set up new forces during the winter That would mean a twofront war for Hil ler It is important not to overlook that the Japanese arc watching BELIEVE MILEY SLAYERS HELD ANAMAS NEW LEADERS ARGUE ARIASRULING Reconsider Order Barring Arming of Merchant Vessels PANAMA coup detat overnment pledged to collabora ion in continental defense is re onsidering an order Monday by usted President ArnuUo Arias vhich barred the arming ot mer liant ships flying Panamas flag A cabinet member said Thurs day night that some decision on the question which affects many United Statesowned ves sels shifted to Panama registry because of the neutrality act to carry war supplies to might be announced Friday Ricardo Adolfo de La Guardia he new president sworn in late Thursday as the republics thirc chief executive in one eventful lay after disclosure that Arias lad flown to Cuba issued a state ment declaring his governmen tectiyeTh that lassifications by telephone convinced Kentucky officers tha two men held here are the one wanted in Lexington Ky to questioning in connection with thi slaying of Marion Milcy and he mother Miss Miley 27 year old gol champion and her mother wen shot to death early the morning o Sept 28 Tom C Penny 33 Lexing ton and Leo Gaddis 43 Jack sonville Fla the suspects were questioned separately about their activities on the night of Sept 27 and the morning of the 28th Detective Brooks said the stories differed He quoted Gad dis as saying he was in Louisvilli on the night o the 27th and hai gone home and retired early HI said he lived alone Penny who is tall and has long scar on his left cheek wa quoted as saying that on the nigh the shootings he went to th same address and retired with hi roommate Gaddis The men were arrested her Wednesday night by Detective Brooks and Ed Smith who becam suspicious because their poo tlothcs failed to look at home in the new greygreen 1911 Buic sedan which they admitted steal ing in Louisville 60 miles fror Lexington The car was believe to be the color of the one sec hear the clubhouse on the nigh of the murders The suspects were found t check closely with a wanted circular from Lexington polic and Brooks said Kentucky offi cers attar comparing classifica tion of fingerprints by lelephon said the men we want Gaddis said that he had worke at the Thompson restaurant i Louisville from Sept 27 to Sep 29 and that his hours kept hi on duty from 7 a m until 4 p i Gaddis has true love tattooe across his fingers and a daggi snake tattooed on his left arm Penny said he was uncmployei Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and continue cool Friday night Saturda partly cloudy and warmer IOWA Fair continued cool iigh to locally heavy frost east Fn day Saturday partly cloudy an warmer MINNESOTA Jair to parti cloudy light to locally heavj frost extreme southeast warme northwest Friday Saturday in creasing cloudiness and warme IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 63 Minimum in night 35 At 8 a m Friday 46 YEAR AGO Maximum 6R Minimum 45 Precipitation trace uwu wclTllac UV bUC maintaining national dig nity and the greatest respect fo contractual obligations with th government of the United States Informed Washington source said the United States would re gavd de La Guardia as the con stitutional leader of Panama There is no question of recogni lion they said since the shif followed constitutional proceduri without disorder On a lecture tour in Tadu cah Ky Doctor Ricardo Alfaro former president of Panama said the new president was an honest and uncompromising man and forecast improvement in WashingtonPanama rela tions He described the Arias presidency as a product of imposition and De La Guardia a man of pro nounced prodemocratic leanings was minister of justice in th cabinet of Arias who was ac cused by political opponents her of nazi leanings Several of Arias followers wer under precautionary arrest In Havana Arias said he wa surprised at the overthrow of hi government that he had flown t Cuba for eye treatments and wa trying to telephone the new ex eutivc to learn whether he coul return to the country I lov so much He said I am not pro axis f am proPanama Arias left Panama before daw Tuesday only a few hours afte issuance of the decree orderin Panama registration forfeited b any cargo ships mounting guns I cherish the most absolute confidence said de La Guar dias statement that all prob pending between our tw countries the United Slates and Panama will find an op portune solution maintained on high democratic principles De La Guardia was sworn after a three hour regime by sc onH vice president Ernesto Jae Guardia who formed a new cab inet and stepped out Sources in Bogota Colombi reported thai Anas after a ye ot discord with U S Canal Zon authorities had made swsepin demands on the United States volving heavy payment for right to defend that water lin between the Pacific and the Carib bean Nazis Capture Towns Along Sea of Azov LONDON IF Authoritativ sources confirmed Friday that th Germans had captured Melitopo Ossipcnko and Mai iupol along the north shore of tV sia of Azov in southwestern Rus ACTRESS BACK AT WORK HOLLYWOOD c t r e s Belte Davis returned to work Fr day after a vacation forced whe a friends dog bit her on the nos Nazis Waiting for Action German soldiers wait in trenches along the central sec tor of the eastern front according to Berlin sources as Ger man artillery barrages attempt to prepare the way for in fantry movement The German high command declared albngijtheicenterbef6re was trans mitted by radio from Berlin to the United States Encirclement1 by Nazis Collapsing Is Russian Claim Moscow Troops Recapture Village Near Vyazma Find 4500 Nazi Dead Claim German Column Routed BULLETIN By UNITED PRESS Pressure for swift British military intervention in the Russian war mounted Friday as the German and soviet armies fought a bloody but still undecided battle for Mos cow on the eastern front The crisis on the eastern front spurred demands in Great Britain for immediate action to relieve the nazi pres sure on Russia by counteraction in western Europe or on some other vital front Every London newspaper joined in thet demands that seemed to threaten Prime minister Winston Churchill with the necessity of reorganizing his cabinet unless some action is taken By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian frontline dispatches conceded Friday that Adolf Hitler s invasion armies were still advancing over mountains ofGerman corpses in the Bryansk sector of the 9day old battle for Moscow and simultaneously the British radio re ported a new threat developing almost due west the U S S R capital The BBC said nazi troops were striking toward the upper Volga town of Rzhev 125 miles west of Moscow thereby stretching the main soviet defense line into a 270 mile arc through Vyazma and Bryansk to Orel around 125 southwest of the Russians Germans iiabTscorei gains in several sectors liiit red army HOUSE REJECTS WILSON SPEAKS LENDLEASE CUT AT DEDICATION Defeats Attempt to Modify Measure by Lessening Funds BULLETIN WASHINGTON P The house refused Friday to specific ally exclude Russia from aid under the tend lease appropriation WASHINGTON house easily defeated Friday the first attempt to modify the 000 lendlease amend ment to cut from a fund for ordnance supplies and ammunition The standing vote was an nounced as 133 to 84 Representative Case RS who sponsored the reduction ar gued that the could be taken necessary from an other Sl000000000 in the bill for unforseenble requirements Saying that the reduction would mean a months production lost Chairman Cannon DMo ot the appropriations committee asserted Its impossible o predict 12 hours in advance whats going to happen In 30 minutes a bomb may destroy a factory thats building supplies in Great Bri tain Then Representative Engel R Mich proposed a cut in a item for tanks armored cars automobile and trucks contending like Case tlKit the total could be reduced and it necessary the cut could he made up from the contingent fund But TSngels amendment also was cast aside on a 13583 stand ing vote Governor Praises County for Building Without Federal Aid CHARLES CITY fl Floyd Bountys new courthouse ivas dedicated here Friday with 3ov George A Wilson scheduled as the principal speaker In a prepared address the states executive praised the county for building the courthouse with out federal aid Would that this spirit should prevail everywhere and at all times for it would go far toward solving the major problems that nave grown up largely because of the encouragement to habits and customs that never had a place in the horseandbuggy civilization You hase built this courthouse without sending a committee to some far off place to tap a sup posedly unlimited treasury for funds to buy the bricks and pay the workmen You might have got ten an additional ornament at the eaves or another rail at the bar of the court but you are entitled to solid satisfaction in that you belong to the payasyougo brigade the governor declared That which you are doing right here in Floyd county is in line with that which we are actually doing for the state of Iowa Wilson con tinued We recognize that every dollar available to every public treasury here or anywhere is tax money contributed by you and all ot you and not one penny of it is snatched from the clouds by any magic formula There is no free money Duke Duchess of Windsor Spend 90 Minutes in St Paul ST PAUL Minn Duke and Duchess of Windsor stopped hero for 30 minutes Friday while their private car was switched from one railroad to an other The royal couple enroule home to the Bahamas from the Dukes ranch near Calgary Alta ap peared on the car platform once to speak to newsmen and later to wave goodbye to a half dozen school girls who auaited them at the station They left for Chicago where they ill have a twohour stopover later Friday The Duke said they would visit with relatives of the Duchess the former Wallis Warfield in Baltimore for five or six days now moving up to meet them inforcing units which breasted the first violent impact of the nazi onslaught Red Star the soviet army news paper said Russian troops re captured a village around Vyazma and found 4500 German dead Elsewhere in the same region counterattacking soviet troops were reported to have routed a German motorized column kill ing 8000 nazis and destroying 220 tanks in a fiveday battle Red Star said the German ad vances around Bryansk were achieved only through sheer weight o numbers with the in vaders suffering enormous losses Red Slar the Russian newspaper said the Germans were throwing immense forces into Ihe new push after being routed ccrlier in the Bryansk sector 220 miles southwest of Moscow As an example Red Star said two nazi tank divisions and two motorized infantry divisions were hurled against a single red army unit of undisclosed size and that three German infantry divisions led by 100 tanks at tacked another soviet unit dur ing a one day battle Other soviet dispatches how ever assetled that despite the re newed fury ot the German on slaught Hitlers vast encirclement plan before Moscow had collapsed and that at least some of the trapped red armies had battled their way out of the nazi nut cracker The atmosphere in Moscow it self contrasting with Thursdays official acknowledgement of a grave emergency was distinctly more confident The soviet command was re ported to have opened the floodgates of Russias mighty manpower reserves throwing masses of fresh troops into the bitter conflict A red army bulletin reported also that the nazi offensive north of Orel on the south wing of the German drive on Moscow had been blocked Soviet frontline dispatches said at least 15600 German officers and soldiers had been killed in various pocket battles around Vyazma 125 miles west of Mos cow and Bryansk 220 miles southwest of the Russian capital ARainsl this suddenly bright ening picture or the struggle draivn by the Russians the Cer man high command asserted Three Girls Injured When Car Turns Over Northeast of City Three girls were injured when a car driven by Miss Vivian Nelson 111 Delaware avenue southeast turned over about a mile east ol the Ideal Sand and Gvavel company near the John Hanson farm about oclock Friday morning The accident occurred when a truck was driven out from a driveway according to members of the sheriffs office investigat ing the accident Miss Joan Edel route 3 and Miss Donna Jean Dalby HOT Jet Llxy leu lor iincago wucre they ferson avenue northwest were the will have a twohour stopover later others injured They were taken to the Park hospital for treatment Miss Dalby was dismissed later Friday In a great mechanized battle Russias central armies tried desperately to stem German advances on Moscow Soviet armies withdrew from the important railway town of Ore Nazis menaced Moscow with two major salients one operating from the vicinity of Vyazma the other through Bryansk and to Orel The Germans claimed that a solid front had trapped several red armies and thorough ly shaken Moscows outer defenses Previous reports have indicated a possible German move white arrow from the Leningrad area ;