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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF 1 STOHY A WO ASC ri IS MOINES IA HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 14 1941 MASON CITY THI MIGHT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 4 MOSCOW OUTER LINES JAPS TO FIGHT IF REDS LOSE NORRIS THINKS Roosevelt Declares Large Supplies Are Sent to Russians WASHINGTON IP Senator Norris Ind Nebr declared Tuesday hat an AmericanJapan ese conflict in the Pacific might develop quick as a wink if Ger many should defeat soviet Russia and he added he was not so sure that war with Japan would be a bad thing for us The 80 year old legislator only remaining member who cast a senate vote against entry into the last Worldnvar said that a Ger man victory over Russia might lead Japanto interfere with American shipping in the Pacific The United States he asserted would not tolerate any such in terference and he disclosed that navy officials had advised him they could sink the Japanese licet within two weeks Although they may be a little optimistic he said I believe we could lick them the Japanese It would be a seaand air war and it wouldnot be a question of send ing an army A navy man told me that our bombers could set the whole island ablaze in one night because Jap anese cities are built of wood and are just so much tinder Norris made these observations to newsmen asa senate appropna Additional lease lend appropriation part of which may be used to help Russia President Roosevelt in a state ment Monday said that large amounts of supplies already were enroute to Russia ajid that munitions promised the soviet for October tanks planes and be sent to the U S S R before the end of the month Military supplies for Russia are leaving American ports constantly the chief executive said and per sonnel in the army and mart time commission worked over last weekend to rush supplies for the soviet to the seaboard Mr Roosevelt added that ev erything possible is being done to to Russia and thus aid in the brave defense which continues to be made Congressional leaders who con ferred with Mr Roosevelt and other administration officials Mon day regarding the leaselend bill reportedthat Harry Hopkins the leaselend supervisor predicted that Russia would keep up a fight against Germany even if the nazis took Moscow Hopkins who conferred re cently with Joseph Stalin and olher high Russian officials was said lo believe that the soviet would be able to maintain ef fective resistance even if it were necessary for the government to establish a temporary capital easl of Moscow The president Hopkins and Ed ward R Steltinius the leaselend administrator were reported to have agreed that the Russians are inflicting heavy losses on the Ger mans and that Germany could riot help but be weakened by the pres ent campaign Norris expressed gratification that American supplies are reach inn Russia But if Russia should fall he said Japan1 might seek to move into Siberia lake over the Dutch East Indies or make other moves which would be distasteful to the United States Many Changes in Officers Made After Maneuvers in going blooey because the r Building Supplies in Des Moines Adequate Until Jan 1 Needs DES MOINES present amount of building supplies in Des Moines will take care of all requirements until Jan 1 W H Badeaux secretary of the Iowa Retail Lumbermens association reported Monday Badeaux said building firms in the city were surveyed last week following the supply priorities and allocations boards general order restricting building The fact Des Moines has been classed as a defense area was ex pected to case the situation after present supplies run low By EDWARD E BOMAE long list of field officers ranging from second lieutenants to major gen erals have been relieved of their commands by the army since the Louisiana war games and mili tary quarters heard Tuesday that the early removal of numerous others was likely The officers who have been superseded in combat posts rep resent the first to feel the ef fects of stern war department efforts to revitalize the leader ship of the land forces In point of numbers involved the shakeup has been matched in army history only by the whole sale World war removals A E F officers in France by a process which the army grimly termed blooey because the re classification board which judged officers sat at Blois Anxious lest morale be shaken the war department thus far has shifted the top commanders as quietly as possible General George C Marshall chief of staff said in disclosing the original intention to remove officers deemed incapable of maintaining strict discipline and handling troops to the best advan tage that it was hoped to avoid stirring up a political mess and also the bitterness and recrimi nation oflhe World war Secretary Stimson has dis couraged use of the term purge and contended hat publicly identifying officers in volved would be unfair In military quarters it was con sidered inevitable that the re shuffling process should be largely at the expense of national guard and reserve officers As a class they have much less military experience than the professional regulars The burden on com manders of guard divisions tends to be extra hard also because sub Algona Woman Found Burned to Death Louisiana RUSSIA CLAIMS NEW MILLIONS JOIN DEFENSES ordinales likewise are only part time soldiers Three guard di vision heads and one corps com mander have been relieved Records made in the Louisiana maneuvers were used as a gauge of the ability of officers to direct the operations of troops under conditions approximating as closely as possible those of actual war THINK BONFIRE SET DRESS OF VICTIM ABLAZE Newspaper Boy Taking Paper to House First to Discover Tragedy ALGONA Mrs Josephine Baldwin 81 was found burned to death on the front porch of her home here Monday night by a GlobeGazette newspaper boy de livering a paper to the house Kossuth county officers said her death was obviously accidental and expressed the belief that Mrs Baldwins dress was ignited from a bonfire and that she collapsed on the porch while attempting to put put the flames Her bodywas down Lund a GlobeGazette newspaper boy It was believed the woman was dead eight hours before she was found The elderly woman lived alone her husband preceding her in death in 1939 She had a new elec tric refrigerator and electric wash ing machine but did not have any electricity It was believed by of ficials shedid not have electricity in order to decrease expenses The lack of electricity ham pered officials who investigated upon Lunds report Monday Rather than investigate in the dark and aided only by flash lights they deferred their probe until Tuesday morning Only survivor is a granddaugh ter Mrs Charles Hanson at Avoca Mrs Baldwin was preceded in death by two husbands and a son Only 28 Infantile Paralysis Cases Listed in Iowa This Year DES MOINES Iowa State Health department had cheeringnews Tuesday for parents who watched fearfully as the number of infantile paralysis cases climbed to 929 in the state last year Only 28 cases have been re ported thus far this year and no such outbreak as occurred last year is likely officials said Though the possibility of an out break is not ruled out entirely officials pointed out that cool weather seems to discourage the disease Six cases were reported in Au gust this year against 174 during the same month in 1940 Only four were recorded in September this year compared with 421 for September last year Weather Report FORECAST Fair and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday fair and warmer in the afternoon IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler Tuesday night warmer west and north Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair south partly cloudy north portions Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler extreme southeast wanner northwest Tuesday night wann er Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 69 Minimum Monday night 42 At 8 a m Tuesday 47 Rain 06 inch YEAR AGO Maximum KR Minimum 45 Preckiitation 03 New Threat to Allied Shipping radiophoto shows a crew loading one of twotor 5The the Planes will be used el Store Owner Complains to AFL When Picket Is Absent KANSAS CITY Har ris and Mr Carter arent speak ing Tuesday And its a shame for each does a lot to help the other earn a living Mrs Carol Harris is a career picket Shes been pacing in front of Raymond Carters jewelry store three since he re signed from the International Jewelry Workers AFL They became friendly If Mrs Harris forgot to make an appoint ment at the beauty parlor Carter did it while she continued to march When her friends called Carter always summoned her to the phone SOME COOLER IS PREDICTION No Frost Expected as Temperatures Continue 8 Degrees Above Normal DES MOINES tradi tional leaden skies of autumn pre vailed over Iowa Tuesday but temperatures held to levels eight degrees above normal and no frost was expected with the advent of somewhat colder weather Tues day night Readings in southern Iowa probably will not sink below 40 Tuesday the weather bureau said while the northern Iowa mini mum probably will be about 35 Mondays high for the state was a warm 32 at Mount Ayr xvhile Monday nights low was 41 at Es therville Showers fell in all sections Mon day and overnight all ending be fore daylight this morning Bur lington had the heaviest rain 197 inches Red Oaks Oil Boom Ends as a Dry Hole RED OAK Oaks oil boom Tuesday had apparently Members of the General Geo Ohio Oi company were tearing down rigs and gettingready to move inlo Missouri The Ohio company announced the abandon ing of the well It was the best thing that ever happened to him financially Car ter said Business doubled New customers said they disliked pick eting and came Jn to prove it Then for two days Mrs Harris failed to appear Carter with vis ions of dwindling business called the union to protest But the sur prised official told him the picket hadnt been discharged Mrs Har ris would return pronto he as sured She did with Say Whats the big idea Calling my boss just because I miss a little work So Mrs Harris and Mr Carter arent speaking Tuesday Deer Crossings DES MOINES Iowa Conservation Commission wants to take steps to protect southwest Iowa deer from the hazards of highway traffic Commission records Tuesday dis closed a request to the highway commission to erect deer crossing signs on highway 83 between Avo ca and Walnut in Pottawattamie county The conservation commis sion would be willing to do it if the highway authorities will grant the necessary permission Several deer have been struck by cars at night on highway 83 conservation officials said There are at least 250 deer in southwest Iowa counties the of ficials said and about 1100 in the stale There now are no known deer crossing signs along Iowa high ways 217 Britons Killed in September Air Raids LONDON hundred and seventeen Britons were killed and 269 were injured sufficiently to require hospital treatment as a result of air raids on the United Kingdom in September the minis try of home security announced Tuesday lowan Injured in Compicker Succumbs Monday of infection four days after his left hand was mangled in a corn picker Gibbins whose farm home was near Rembrandt had been helping a neighbor busk his corn i New President of Panama nicardo Adolfo de la Guardia new president of Pana ma signed papers in Panama after being sworn in as chief executive following the ousting of Dr Arnulfo Arias last week ExReichstag Member Says Britain Can Win by Air Superiority NEW ULM Minn UR Dr Gerhard Segar former member ol the German rcichstag who wa jailed by Hitler spoke here Tucs day under the auspices oC the Ger manAmerican congress for de mocracy Segar told a St Paul audience Monday night that defeat of Hit ler could be accomplished only after England attained superiority in the air There are thousands of subju gated persons in Europe now who would give all possible aid in crushing Hitler Segar said All that England need do is place guns in their hands British Steamer Is Torpedoed 165 Are Feared to Be Dead OPORTO Portugal British steamer Avoccta enroute from Gibraltar to Britain was re ported Tuesday to have been lor pcdoed and 94 passengers and 71 crew men aboard were believed to have perished Trusties Say They Were Given Drinks CITY UB A grand uiy investigation of the state nisons tuberculosis sanitarium arap at Oakdale was ordered Tuesday after three trustees tes tified in district court that they lad been supplied liquor by camp ifficials The three Robert Ma thews itcvc Lepowitz and Joe Venger were on trial for taking a state owned car from the camp and driving it to Illinois They testified we were all so drunk we didnt realize what we were doing When we sobered up the next morning we gave our selves up District Judge James P Gaff ncy immediately ordered an in vestigation and said the men who arc selling you liquor will be brought to court the same as you sentenced the convicts to each forflfemg tKe camp and one year each for op erating another vehicle without the owners consent The trio testified they had ob tained liquor from Richard Peck son of the Oalcdile superinten dent Dr J H Peck George Mar cellit head herdsman placed in charge of convicts and a paroled convict named Mr Day They said they obtained rubbins alcohol for drinking on a prescrip tion from Dr D Webb of the camp and had been allowed by Marcellit to buy shaving lotion from sanitarium supplies SURPRISE EXPRESSED BY CONTROL BOARD DES MOINES board of control members expressed sur prise Tuesday at testimony of three convicts at Iowa City that they had been supplied liquor by employes of the Oakdale sanitar ium prison form from which they escaped last July Chairman P F Hopkins and D R McCrecry explained the con victs had named five persons at that time who had given them drinks of liquor and the of ficials added none of the five is any longer at the institution Two of them were visitors Of two additional persons named at the trial Monday Hopkins com mented we cant believe this un less the men tell us themselves He added the two werent men tioned during the boards carlie investigation and indicated tbi two might be in such a positioi as to incur anamosity of the con victs Its out of our hands now McCreery asserted in conncctioi with the proposed grand jury in vestigation We closed the cas last summer DEBATE ON RED HELP REFUSED BY CHURCHILL Prime Minister Says Any Statement Must Come From Russians LONDON Minister Churchill raised a screen of sec recy around the question of aid to Russia Tuesday refusing to pcr nit the house commons to de bate the subject of British help Jiid declining to discuss the course ol the battle before Moscow In a brief parliamentary ex change Laborite Emanuel Shin well advocate of a British diver sion in the west had asked for a debate on aid to Russia The prime minister brusquely brushed aside questioners however Sir Shlnwell should not sup pose declared Churchill that he has a monopoly of anxiety in these matters I do not see any reason at all for an early debate at the present lime on Jtht situation in the MORRIS HEADS IOWA 100 F Officers Are Installed at Grand Encampment Held at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE D Mor ris of Mount Pleasant was in stalled as grand patriarch of thi grand encampment of the Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows a the afternoon session of the con vention here Tuesday He succeeds John R Hutchison of Moullon as head the Iowa encampment Other officers installed Tuesday were J E Wykoff of Dubuquc grand high priest Earl Moore o Newton grand senior warden W E Bruce of Hamburg grand junior warden W A Merriam o Des Moines grand scribe J W Schreiner of Gladbrook grand treasurer Ursa McCoy of Moun Pleasant grand marshal W B Dutcherof Chariton erand sen tinel and D W Rogers of Sioux City grand outside sentinel I think it might be dctrimen tal I am sure it would likely di more harm than good Shimvell declared that i considerable disquiet in the conn fry about the whole substance ant speed of the assistance rendered Russia Churchill said that any slate ment on the German ofletisiv must obviously be left lo th Russian high command who are conducting their great battle should not presume he said to add anjthinr o their communiques at this juncture Laborite Aneurin Bevan cut ii here with a charge that Lord Half fax ambassador to Washington had by irresponsible ifttcrances in the United Slates given gra tuitous assurances lo the enemy that they will not be attacked anywhere Churchill asserted that Bevan words were abuse of a man wh is on a high mission outside thi country and he stuck to his re fusal of a debate even in a secre session Defenders Say Capital Never to Fall Battle Rages Near Borodino By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German and soviet armies eporled locked in a great new attic Tuesday near historic Sor dino where Napoleon crushed the Russians before his entry into Moscow in 1812 and nazi long angc siege guns were said to be lieady shelling the capitals out rmost defense belt As naii cannon rumbled a few score miles to the west S A iozovsky official soviet spokes man issued this statement of defiance late Tuesday Fresh millions have risen for the defense of Moscow know he Germans will never capture Moscow Lozovsky told newsmen that the German advance had been slowed and even halted in many sectors asserted that the Germans had not encircled the red armies before Moscow as Berlin claimed and declared that the gap between hc numbers of Russian and Ger man troops at the front is dimin ishing Forecasting a rude awakening for the nazis Lozovsky said we can send forces of enormous size of which the Germans have no conception London advices said German vanguardshad pushed as far as of Moscow but had been driven back award Borodino which lies 10 miles to the west Berlin dispatches said the nazi war machine was thundering ever closer to Moscow over the bodies of Russian soldiers who fell as they charged in ranks 15 deep Roads and fields were described by the Germans as thick with so viet dead Adolf Hitlers high command said 500000 red army troops had been taken prisoner so far in the bloody Vyazma and Bryansk sec tors and reported that Russian resistance in the blazing ruins of Vyazma had been definitely liquidated DNB the official German news agency said the Russians fired the town and blew up the chief buildings before they retreated Germans likened the situation in Moscow to the atmosphere of Paris in June 1910 just before Its surrender but declared that the soviet capital was heavily forti Berlin reporting definite infomation on the battle C in dayfil that fouispear are aimed at Moscow ;