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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THi NiWSPAPEK THAT MAKCS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIU UNWED PRESS rUIX WASH WIBCS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 J94T MASON CITY THI IMGHT WHS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 7 we AVMW OtAflMJftS SECTION QMS NO 2 NAZIS CLAIM BAnLE OF AZOV WON FindNaziRadio Station in Greenland GESTAPO AGENT WAS IN CHARGE OF BROAD CASTS U S Navy Announces Discovery Made by North Atlantic Patrol WASHINGTON navy announced Saturday that its regu lar North Atlantic patrol has dis covered and disposed of a Ger man radio station in Greenland The navy said the station was manned by a German gestapo agent and two Norwegians osten sibly tor sending advance weather imports to Germany The text of the navy announce ment While on its regular patrol in Greenland waters during Septem ber a U S naval vessel encoun tered and inspected a small Nor wegian steamer of about 60 tons Examination of the personnel on board revealed that the vessel and her company of about 20 had been dispatched to Greenland un der the auspices of the nazi au thorities in Norway to establish a radio station from which wereto be sent to the German authorities weather reports and other mili tary information Among the per sonnel was an agent of the Ger man gestapo Search of the Greenland coast brought to light a radio station manned by the agent and two oth er Norwegians all of whom had been disembarked from the Nor wegian vessel The radio equipment and sup plies established ashore by the German sponsored expedition have beendisposed of and the person nel evacuated from Greenland The vessel andher personnel are now being brought to an United States port for examina tion Governor Wilson Pays Tribute to Iowa Papers With Two Addresses DES MOINES George A Wilson Saturday paid tribute to the newspapers of Iowa in two speeches In a radio address and also in a speech before representatives of the local historical societies of Iowa he said The record of Iowas achieve ments is found in literally thous ands of places The greatest mine of information is x x x the columns of Iowas many newspapers where in busy editors have been making daily or weekly records of the coming and going of the people of what they are thinking and what they do 2 Killed When Bomber Crashes inTakeoff SAN ANTONIO Tex The pilot and copilot were killed and 13 passengers of a BI7 army bomber were hurt Saturday in a takeoff crash The big ship struck employed rocket guns which fired 60 shells at one time building at Duncanfield and Press TstenVngposfin Tew York rst into flames The plane still a United Press Bfriin passengers had been removed Soo Canal Again Is in Full Operation SAULT STE MARIE Mich UR operations at the Soo canal were resumed Saturday after army engineers completed clearing away wreckage caused by collapse of a railroad bridge The canal was opened to orecarrying freighters after irmy engineers under supervision of Maj K S Anderson removed a 120 ton loco motive from the Sabin lock Dignitaries at Courthouse Dedication Man Who Cut Throat Under Bridge Saved self and death re to C1TV C Participating in the dedication of the new f iy Fnday were Gov George A Wilson and the four dis U1 t0 right they arc Graven of Clear WilsonJudEe Gov G A Wilson Speaks at Courthouse Dedication Fouf District Judges Also Participate in Charles City Event CLEAR WEEKEND IS FORECAST Temperatures Average Seven Degrees Above Normal for State DES MOINES beautiful outdoor fail weekend was be ginning in Iowa Saturday Skies were cloudless over the whole state temperatures aver aged seven degrees above normal and the fair to partly cloudy forecast for Sunday promised not to interfere with outings planned among the yellow and orange hues of the autumn woods Scattered frosts were predicted tor north Iowa Saturday night Fridays top temperature was a warm 74 at Sioux Citywhile Fri day nights low was 41 at Iowa City Rocket Guns By UNITED PRESS t A broadcaster over the Berlin radio said Saturday that German propaganda reporters returning from the front reported that the Russians were using rocket guns a fiendish Russian idea of modern war Shortly after this broadcast nad been heard by the United British Tanks Reported in Service in Russia NEW YORK British radio Saturday quoted Lord Bea verbrook minister of supply as saying that British tanks were al ready in soviet Russia and are now in action on the eastern front The broadcast was heard In New York by CBS Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and cooler scattered frost on lowlands Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy IOWA Fair cooler Saturday night scattered frost north Sunday fair to partly cloudy warmer west MINNESOTA Fair cooler south and extreme west scattered frost Saturday night Sunday in creasing cloudiness and warmer followed by showers northwest and extreme west at night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 66 Minimum Friday night 46 At 8 a m Saturday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 40 Precipitation 05 CHARLES warm Oc tober sun shone down on the crowd which gathered in Charles City Friday afternoon for the dedi cation of the new Floyd county courthouse Nearly 1000 people gathered near the entryway ot the new structure to hear George A Wilson praise the peo ple of the county for their efforts in bringing to realization the new building without the aid of outside funds High school bands from Rudd Rockford NbraSprinRs Marble Rock and Charles City added much color to the scene when they massed in Central Park before the exercises played a short concert and then escorted the governor and visiting digni taries from Central park to the courthouse Judge T A Beard more was the master of cere monies and he first presented the Rev Walter Fritschel for the Invocation Atty Wesley G Henke repre sented the county bar association and in a brief talk he turned in retrospect to the names of pioneers who first set aside the property on which a courthouse has always stood He mentioned a record which he had found in the clerks office in which one Joseph Kelley had recorded in 1855 a document which set aside for air time for the purpose of a courthouse loca tion that square block on the banks of the Cedar river at the foot of Main street hill Mr Henke then presented two granddaugh ters of the late Joseph Kelley Mrs Dorothy Olmsted and Mrs Josephine Jacobs The three other district judges M H Kepler of Northwood Tom Boynton of Forest City and Henry Graven of Mason City each spoke briefly and Judge Beardmore pre sented to each of them gavels the torn new made from the railing in old courthouse which was down to make for the structure A benediction by Father T J Rooney closed the program at the courthouse following the main speech by Governor Wilson Preceding the speeches at the courthouse the Boy Scouts raised the courthouse flag to the top of the mast in ceremony while the crowd stood at attention and the Uiarles City high school band Played the salute and national an them Many of the visitors were jcorted through the new build ing during the remainder of the afternoon The boards of supervi sors from Butler Mitchell and Chickasaw neighboring counties were all present to extend their congratulations BRITISH TRAIN New Corps Skilled in Sea Landings and Guerrilla Warfare LONDON war office disclosure that Britain has orga nized a special corps of British shock troops skilled in sea land ings and guerrilla warfare was taken in some quarters Saturday as foreshadowing more and bigger raids upon Gorman occupied soil Details of the corps extensive exercises were disclosed in London newspapers at a mo ment when sections of the pub lic and press were demanding to know what Britain has done is doing or plans to do to relieve German pressure upon soviet Russia The announcement caused spec ulation that the new corps or the announcement itself might have been intended to divert German troops from the drive toward Moscow 17 Injured When Bus Skids From Highway BLUEF1ELD W Va enteen persons aboard a south bound Atlantic Greyhound bus were injured early Saturday when it skidded off the highway and landed in a gulley near Bastian Va 10 miles south of here Rescue crews armed with acety lene torches required five hours to cut through thc wreckage and remove all the passengers Two persons were reported injured serjously Arrests by French Police Total 1100 PARIS Germanoccupied France police were reported Saturday to have ar rested 1100 persons in recent weeks on charges ot antinational proBritish or communist activ ity during a vast roundup in which 76500 Parisiens were searched and questioned Arrests since June were said to total 36749 including an unspecified proportion of nonpolitical de linquencies Knocked Down by Man Siphoning Out Gasoline DES MOINES Archer 40 was knocked down Friday er said he saw the man in the ga rage and grabbed his arm The man whirled knocked Archer down and fled but didnt forget to pick up his can and siphoning hose on the way SAN FRANCISCO man ho crawled over the side of the Golden Gate bridge twisted him in through a maze of girders lay there slowly bleeding to h from a cut throat was jscued alive Saturday Firemen and bridge riggers iskcd their own lives repeatedly 3 reach the man Lieut N Schou of the fire department said the man was John Lawrence Evans 39 and that a note was found in a coat pocket stating I have taken my own life due to ill health and despondency Lieutenant Schou said it ap oeared themans throat slashed an both sides had been cut after ic reached the perilous perch on the girders under the towering span Highway Patrolman Myron bmith said Evans whispered weakly to him that he had been under thc bridge since Friday The note Lieutenant Scliou said he lound in the coat pocket Was dated Oct 10 The officers said that it Evans had died or fainted he probably would have dropped into the swift waters of the Golden Gate 260 feet below His coat shoes and hat were found on thc bridge Two soldiers walking across the span heard his cries for help Leaning far over the rail they de termined from where the cries came then called rescue crews Smith the first person to crawl beneath the bridge and see the trapped man said there isnt much skin left on his arms and hands His fingernails are bent clear back or torn off completely He can barely talk He had the strength to jtet in where he Is but he isnt strong enough to set out But he wants to get out very badly Rescuers risked their lives crawling about thc steel struc ture to save the rnan A coast guard boat cruised slow ly 280 feet below LABOR DISPUTE OFFERS THREAT INTANKOUTPUT CIO Men Serve Notice They Wont Handle Parts Made by AFL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois Minnesota i Hundreds of Planes Raid Nazi Areas LONDON URGreat Britain threw hundreds of planes into at tacks on military objectives along an 800mile front in Germany Holland Belgium and France dur ing the night after a nineday spell of bad weather which it was now possible to say prevented Royal Air Force offensive operations on any but thc smallest scale Great British bambini planes each laden with tons of bombs of heaviest type ranged from thc German Kuhr and Rhineland and Rotterdam Holland to Os tend and Dunkirk on thc inva sion coast and Bordeaux at the mouth of thc Garonne river in southwestern France attacking factories railroads docks and other objectives The Ruhr and the Rhineland bore the heaviest attacks it was made known and the attacks along the Netherlands Belgium and French coasts were subsidiary aimed primarily at docks BULLETINS MOSCOW people of the soviet union will not lay down their arms until every nazi soldier on our soil is annihil ated S A Lozovsky official soviet press spokesman de clared Saturday night Loiovsky flatly denied reports that Rus sia was considering an armistice yf BERLIN inform ants suggested Saturday night that advance panzer units strik ing through heavy rains on the central front might be almost sight of Moscow Official informationon spe cific German positions was with held but German quarters said that it was believed on the basis of available reports that the main front was not more than 65 miles from the soviet capital Army tank assembly lines faced possible shutdown Saturday as result of a jurisdictional labor dispute between the AFL and CIO while from the former groups national convention at Seattle there came a warning that there might be a further schism in the house of labor The threat to continued lank production arose at the plant of the Spicer Manufacturing com pany of Toledo Ohio makers of approximately 70 per cent of the transmissions for army lanfcs Jeeps and halftractor military vshicles The company has a contract with the CIO United Automobile Workers aid employs 2200 The firm gets many parts however from a subsidiary the Hillsdale Mich Steel Products company Thc AFL recently won a collective bargaining election among Hills dales BOO workers and Spicers IO men have served notice that they will not handle thc AFL made parts When existing stocks are exhausted Spicer officials said that production already slowed to a trickle will stop Federal and state labor medi ators sought to end the dispute and a conference has been called for Saturday The rumblings of further pos sible trouble In labor circles from nrerideat of the National Broth erhood of Operative Potters He told the AFL convention at Seattle that domination by large unions would bring about not two great labor organizations but God forbid that should happen M e a n w h i 1 e in Birmingham Ala the AFL voted to end at 7 n m Saturday a strike in the big B airfield steel works of the Ten nessee Coal Iron and Railroad company Striking machinists representatives accepted a com pany plan guaranteeing that plants would be kept open and there would be no further work stop pages by the CIOs Steel Workers Organizing committee The AFL men struck Wednesday when lie CIO started a union card inspec tion line outside thc gates LOOK INSIDE FOR FOR GEORGE E BROWNE His Job Eliminated in Vote by AT L PAGE 2 Relics Excavated at Fort Atkinson STATE PAGE Mohawks Triumph Over Rough Riders 2014 SPORTS PAGE Holds Lions Tail ALBUQUERQUE N Mex IP Frank Armijo took a firm hold on the lions tail and thereby hangs a tale His hunting parlner George Lesscallett Svoundea the lion Whilethey were hunting ihthi Chama mountain country Armiju went after it and found it hac sunk its teeth in the rear of their dog Armijo said he grabbed Leo by thc tail and couldnt pull him was afraid to let go lie held on until Lcscallctt ar rived with the gun Mrs Roosevelt Is 57 Will Take Cruise WASHINGTON JP Franklin D Roosevelt was 57 years old Saturday and the only planned celebration of the anni versary was a cruise down the Potomac river on the white house yacht with her husband and a few guests London Cites Nazi Goal FINAL I 2 Wisconsin IQ G Northwtcrn FINAL Pittsburgh Michigan Checked area on this map represents the approximate area occupied by German armies in Russia Dotted portion indicates the area which London sources said was the Oerman goal To establish a line from Archangel to Astra TT Pacm thc most productive regions of the U S S R in nazt hands RUSSIA PLEADS BRITISH TO BEGIN INVASION German Southern Armies in Position to Attack Rostov Caucasian Key By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitlers high command de late Saturday that the battle along the sea of Azov was over vith the bulk of the Russian ninth ind eighteenth armies destroyed md 64325 red army prisoners cap ured This would mean that the German southern armies driving into the lower Ukraine would be In a position to make a frontal assault on Rostov key to the great Caucasian oil fields and possibly later come to grips with British middle east armies Unofficial reports have indicated hat Gen Sir Archibald P Wavell commander in chief for India night rush part of the 500000 to 1000000 British Imperial troops in ho middle cast to support thc Rus sians in the Caucasus Turkish reports recently said British troops and supplies were iioving up in that direction On the cemral front before Moscow great masses of Russian reserves were reported stream ing toward the front warmly dressed for winter action as Gen Fcdor Von Bocks German ar mies surged ever nearer the so viet capital over bloodsoaked battlefields As the war ended its sixteenth week the Russians appealed more urgently to Great Britain to create a diversion by invading western Europe Thus Red Star thesoviet army newspaper declared Now the main forces oJ the German army are chained in the east creating most favorable con ditions for aclivization of other fronts of the antiGerman coali tion Afield Russias sorelypressed armies felt back to n shorter de fense front during the night and were reported to have slowed down the 10dayold German drive on Moscow but soviet dispatches admitted a grave new danger had arisen in the Vyvzma sector 125 miles west of the U S S R capital The danger is great said Tied Star conceding for tlie moment at least that the Germans had nu merical superiority in the allim portant conflict on the central front German reports asserted hit hundreds of thousands of Rus sian corpses littered the battle fields around Bryansk 220 miles southwest of Moscow Red troops attempting to escape encirclement by creeping through German lines at night were said to have been mowed in great num bers A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters reported that huge scale slaughter of Russian forces trapped in thc Bryansk and Vyazma sectors was proceeding rapidly while on the southern Ukraine front the high com mand said annihilation of soviet troops north of thc Sea of Azov was approaching completion If true this would pave the way for a direct German assault on thc Don river port ot Rostov gateway to the vital Caucasian oil fields In the north around Lenin grad the German high com mand said 11 Russian to break out of the old czarisl capital failed and that 28 super heavy soviet tanks were de stroyed in three days of fight Soviet frontline dispatches said the bloody struggle on thc central front was mounting in intensity with fresh German divisions at tacking incessantly in three main sectors Vyazma Bryansk and Orel 220 miles south of Moscow Unconfirmed Berlin reports said the Germans were also driv ing on thc Volga river city of Rzhev 135 miles northwest of and had captured Tula railway junction 105 miles due south of the soviet drawing a complete half circle around Moscow Thousands of red army reserves were reported moving up to thc front in a steady stream but the Russians made no attempt to con ceal the darkness of the hour After initial success in slem German attacks around inflicting heavy losses Texas Chris Indiana FINAL 1 Notre Dame Georgia Techlil FINAL ;