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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1941, Mason City, Iowa I OEPARriltHT OF1 HISTORY ANQ ARCHIVES DtS UOINES IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 1941 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP FOUB SECTIONS j ut IUUK SECTIONS ONE COMMONS HEARS ATTACK ON POLICY Germans Claim USE PARACHUTE TROOPS BEHIND RUSSIAN LINES Reds Report Fierce Fighting Continuing in Streets of KaKnin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Amid clamor in Britains parlia ment for definite British action t help the U S S R Russian troops defending Moscow Thurs day were reported being sleadilj pressed back upon the sovie capital Adolf Hitlers high command in a special communique as serted that nazi columns bad smashed through Moscows out er defenses on a broad front from the southwest and west reaching several points only 38 miles off he beleaguered capi Soviet dispatches said that bit ter fighting was raging in thi barricaded streets of Kalinin 9j miles northwest of Moscow anc that large forces of fresh Italian Hungarian and Rumanian troop hadbeen thrown into the southern front battle for the vital Donets river industrial basin Russian correspondents said Hed troops had fought off tii Germans for eight days at Kali run with the nazis hurling masse ofmen and tanks into the assault Now fighting is going on in the city streets reported Tass t 3Ud bsZTl caffes are being erected in th streets Squares are furrowW b trenches The struggle goes oh for every inch of soviet every street every house Some city blocks have changed hands several Reports reaching London said the Germans handicapped by winters first snows blanketing the Moscowfront were taking o the air with parachute troops in great numbers The nazi claim ot a double breakthrough came as the Rus sians disclosed a shakeup in the supreme soviet command on the central front with Gen Gregory GENERAL TIMOSHENKO Transferred K Zkukov chief of staff replac ing the veteran Marshal Semeon Timoshenko Under the new setup General Zhukov takes command entire western zone of the Cited as a fighting experienced leader and a soldier of immense energy the new red commander was credited by the Russians with having already tightened Mos cows defenses Timoshenko was reported trans ferred to another post German transport planes were reported landing light tanks armored cars and small field Stins behind the soviet lines while Stnka bombers carried ont mass raids on red army com munication lines A bulletin from Hitlers field headquarters said the break through was made on a broad front despite severe weather condi tions Rain or snow by day and freezing conditions at night pre vailed over the whole baltlefront according to word received in Lon don Latest soviet military dispatches acknowledged that the Germans had scored a slight advance ine Maloyaroslavets sector miles southwest of Moscow toward the village of V from in 65 Mayor and Duke Enjoy a Joke of New York and the Duke of Windsor must have en this picture which shows His Eforior almost doubled taken which they had been driven by an earlier Russian counter attack the Husaans declared they hordiBgTasT Mozhaisksector 57 miles west o Moscow halting a tfcrust by naz tanks and that red troops were counterattacking heavily agains the jaws of the German pincer at Orel 200 miles south of the capital and at Kalinin 95 miles northwest Bitter street fighting was re ported raging Jn sreity desig nated only as where six days of housetohouse combat were said to have already cost the Germans J800 killedand wounded 48 tanks 80 motor cycles and15 guns On the Ukraine front soviet dispatches reported the outbreak of fierce neiy fighting at the ap proaches to the Crimea peninsula site of Russias big Black sea naval base of Sevastopol Besides dropping troops behind he red army linesGerman planes were reported bombing Moscow day and night in attempt to soften up Russian morale The Germans admitted how ver that soviet troops were attling with stubborn ferocity and hat nazi divisions freed after moppingup reinforcements on the Bryansk battlefields had been sent up as reinforcements for the mmediate drive on Moscow In ihe souih nazi dispatches aid 900 German tanks had led the nssault against soviet defenses of he Crimea Dog Too Good BROWN CITY Mich Russell Mr Wright of Detroit has good hunting good Conservation officers told Jus ice E R Hunt of Brown City that Dr Wright had shot a hen pheas ant killing of hen pheasants being llegal The proof they said was pro luced by the dog which retrieved he bird from the bushes where Dr Wright had thrown it he officers appeared and laid it at his masters feet The fine was S50 Rapids Chest Drive Over the Top CEDAR RAPIDS Ge ar Rapids Community Chest cam aign went over the top this year t was anaounced Wednesday ight at a victory dinner Pledges mounting to were re ortcd by J Cooper general hsirman of Ihe drive The goal ad been set at APPROVE IOWA GRANT WASHINGTON oosevelt has approved a grant of 24600 for improvement of cnool facilities at Middletown owa It was one ot 83 defense ubhc works projects calling for xpendilure of 56763269 to pro ide community facilities for dc cnsc workers and personnel of the rmed forces Analyst Believes Britain to Appeal toUfSTtb SenfffcaTnd Force to Support Middle East By DeWITT MACKENZIE Foreign News Analyst There is much food for reflection in British Foreign Secre tary Men s statement in the house of commons that a laree SfpIP rnnrT anH iniltttnr IS be immensely important in view o the British Russian communica tions through Iran This strongly supports the prob ability of theestablishment of an allied front in the Caucasus as this column forecast W c d nesday Such a front easily may provide the base for a grand offensive agains t Ger many from the rear Before that happens however there is likely to be MACKENZIE bloody fighting as Hitler tries to seize the oil fields of the Caucasus and drive his way into the stra tegic middle east through Persia or Turkey or both All this to my mind means that sooner or edly is going to appeal to the United States to send an expeditionary land force to tbe middle east But somebody protests the United States isnt in the war Fiddlededee Wendell L Willkie tinds the answer to that one in ihe currentLook magazine when hesays the United States is al ready in the war and has been for sonic time True our operations aft re slricled but we cant argue the t we arent in the water merely oecause we are in only up to our waisls and not up to our necks It strikes me that a 1st of folk will DC much easier in mind if they this fact and stop try ng to extract comfort from a lairsplitting technicality It will save a shock when the time comes that we suddenly do find our in up to our necks Britain has no need for American troops in hasnt room for Ihem for that matters because already there are 4000000 men of all categor ies actually or technically nnder arms there Someone raised the question vith me Wednesday as to whether American soldiers wouldnt be ieededin an invasion of western Europe and the answer to that is no As a high British army of icer remarked to me there arent uificient ships in the whole vorld to transport enough Ameri an soldiers and equipment and upphes for a concerted landing n Europe against enemy opposi Still when the fichling opens up in the middle east the allies are going to need troops and equip ment which they do not possess The answer as to which direction tiiey are going to turn for help is easy Britain and her allies do have a large standing army in the middle east and only today an authori tative source in London declared that he believed Britons would be very happy if some part of these forces could be sent to sup port Russian armies in the Uk allied troops in the middle and near east total be tween threequarters of a million anda million SULLIVAN MAY SEEK DELAY Execution Js Set by Governor for Nov 12 in Iowa Slaying By T M BIETZGEK FORT MADISON hulhvan may ask Governor Wil son to delay the date his execu tion nowset for sunrise on Nov Attorney Phil Roan of Fort Madison saidthe condemned man Thursday asked that he plead for a delay but Roan indicated lie would consider the request before further appealing for executive action Sullivan naturally wants lo lo life as long as he can there is life there is hope and if there is anything that hasnt been presented to the governor that should be I may ask for the delay Roan said Roan saw Sullivan shortly after the governor announced he would not commute the death penally for the slaying of Guard Robert Hart July 8 1940 in an abortive prison break The attorney said Sullivan took the news calmly TnTer sad an appeal to the United States supreme court had been considered but doubted that this final legal move would 36 taken in the belief that the highest court would refuse to take jurisdiction Around the grey stone prison it was said that Sullivan particularly wanted to stay the day of death beyond Nov 12 because the dale fcl so close to the holiday season and because he felt that the date of execution was within too brief a period after the governors final decision Schneekloths Nose for News Clears Holdup Hoax His Own Prisoner Admits Fake When Arrested After Snatching Newspaper A nose for news led William Schneekloth 37 operator ot th Coryell station at Seventeentl street and North federal avenue into trouble with the police ana a confession that the story lie tolc them concerning a holdup las spring was a hoax It all happened when Schneek loth picked up a newspaper whicl had been delivered in the 10 block on West State street abou oclock Thursday morning For a number of days the papei was reported missing The pape boy confided in police that IK was leaving it for his customer each morning so his friend the policeman arranged with him lo watch Shortly after oclocl Schneekloth passed the buildin on his way to work The office arrested him as he picked up tin paper At the station officers agaii questioned Schneekloth about th holdup of his station which h reported last spring They had suspected that the reported hold up was a hoax but had no evi dence Schneekloth had reported tha on June 10 as he was on hi yay workhe was held up ii the 1SOO block on North Federa avenue by two men in an Illinoi car and robbed of He tolc this siory to police and to officers of the Coryell company owners of the station he leases JJpon qnestionlriE T h u r s d Schneefcloth said that h told the officers the story to ac which was shor from he station This shortage was due to shrinkage in his stock he said and the amount was de ducted from his paycheck Chief Harold Wolfe said 1ha no charges will be filed agains Schneekloth on this hoax because no funds were missing other than bchneekloths own He is slill be ing held for investigation in re gard to receiving the newspaper without subscribing however HAMPTON MAN IS HELD IN MISHAP Hancock Authorities Question Clark Lumley About Shooting Lumley of Hampton was being questioned here Thursday morning by Han cock county authorities in connec with the shooting of Glenn T at Twin Kanawna Wednesday was arrested by Sheriff power after Erickson shot through the left shoul der by a 20 gauge shotgun on a was inloxi he time of his arrest and was placed in the Hancack county jail to sober up before being ques BrovvcCrd to IsrJeriff Erickson was taken to Kanawna and from there lo the Lutheran hospital at Hampton where his condition was said to be serious Thursday Also in the party was Victor Bryan of Hampton Junkin Former Iowa Newspaperman Dies at Brainerd Minn BRAINERD Minn A heart attack Wednesday night caused the death of William B Junkin publisher of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch since 1331 and for of several Iowa mer publisher newspapers Junkin 77 years old was a na ive of Fairfield Iowa and spent of his life before coming here in publishing newspapers at Charlton Fairfield Rock Rapids ana Fort Madison Iowa His widow a daughter a broth r P S Junkin Fairfield and a sister Mrs Amy Hinkhouse Iowa City Iowa survive Funeral arrangements are incomplete EUoin Shrdl Spies CALGARY Alta A wom an called Calgary police head quarters in great excitement to that apparently spies were vorkmg through the advertising olumns of the Calgary Herald quoted a line 3room etaoin nrdl etaoi claoi Police finally convinced her it was a typograph cal error CUDAHY URGES U S WORK FOR PEACE TREATY Thinks Hitler Wants Central Europe Control But Doesnt Look West BULLETIN WASHINQTCKV Mem bers of the senate foreign rela tions committee reported Thurs day that John Cudahy former ambassador to Belgium had suggested that the Uniled Stales join with Great Britain and France in working out a rcacc agreement with Germany Cudahy himself after testify ing at a closed committee meet ins in opposition to the admin istration legislation authorizing the arming of American mer chant ships told reporters he believed Germany would want some central control in Europe under any peace arrangement and added his belief thai Hitler has no ambitions to the west WASHINGTON Cudahy former ambassador to Belgium declared Thursday that the pending armed ship legisla incidental to ths putfiuse To act from the statute books Cudahy appeared before the senate foreign relations commit tee in opposition to the mer chant ship arming as capital hill and white house developments indicated that administration forces would lake the lead in urging the senate to expand the measure so as to permit Ameri can ships to travel anywhere in the world Under the neutrality act mer chant vessels now cannot enter belligerent ports or designated combat areas Cudahy who served in Belgium at the time of the German inva sion and also has been ambassador to Poland and minister to Ireland told reporters to his com mittee appearance that the house approved armed ship proposal is another step edging us into war by subterfuge Directly before the committee is only the repealer of the neutrality acts ban against arming merchant ships but Chairman Connally D Tex told reporters lie was hav ing amendments drafted to broad en the scope of the legislation Connally advocates the sending of American ships wherever neces sary in delivering aid to nations fighting the axis Cudahy said British military leaders belileved that the only way the war could be won is by an invasion of Such an invasion he declared would require at least 8000000 men from this country Kick Me KENNEWICK Wash may have been shocked at the spectacle of E G Beckcs kicking his son he u down too But thats why he kicked him Lloyd was a charged wire fence while the hvo were pheasant hunting His cry of kick me kick me loose brought a swift boot in the pants Only damage was a burned hand a bruise Heavy Frost Forecast as Mercury Dips DES MOINES time to get that overcoat out ot storage and be sure the coal bin or oil lank is full The mercury look a nosedive over fbwa Thursday signaling an end at least temporarily of the extremely mild wealher lhat has prevailed so far in October The forecast was fair Thursday night and Friday with lower tem peratures and a heavy frost Thursday night The mercury rise in the west and north por tions Friday Much the state will experi ence freezing temperatures Friday morning the wcalher bureau said Crisp cold wcalher is general along he northern U S border and moving southward promising clear nippy days this weekend for the midwest football games Wednesdays highest tempera ture was 79 at Burlington and the low as 38 at Mason City Thursday morning During the first three weeks of October the mercury averaged well above normal most of the time ranging as high as 20 degrees above normal Showers over the entire state ranging to moderate to heavj rains in the southeast fell during thUast24Jiours Jayi skiesgen eraliy had cleared Tfiursday morning Davenport reported 194 inches Muscaline 178 Iowa City 137 Oskaloosa 122 Cherokee 50 Al bia 56 Cedar Rapids 56 and other points received less Hhan halt inch WANTED FOR HIURDER JEFFERSON CITY Mo William M Martin 31 who was captured near Indianola Iowa Tuesday with n large quantity of Runs and ammunition is wanted in Missouri on a charge of mur der Sheriff Luciea Mace said Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler with heavy frost Lowest temperalure about 32 Thursday night Rising temperalure Friday afternoon IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler much cooler southeast portion heavy frost Thursday night rising temper ature west and north portions I nday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler southeast portion frost or freezing tem peralure Thursday night warm er rnday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 6S Minimum Wednesday night 3B At 8 a m Thursday 45 Rain late Wednesday 10 inch YEAR AGO Maximum gi Alinimum 33 28 Injured in Crash One of the smashed cars of a New YorkI local tram sideswiped by a Washington limiteu nu was in ieriwl a EDEN DECLARES ALL POSSIBLE AID GIVEN REDS Demands of Knockout Blow at Italy Raids on Continent Heard LONDON Attacks dc signed to knock Italy out of the war night land raids on German held coasts of the continent and a fighting British stand alongside the red army in the Ukraine were advocated Thursday in a full de bate in the hall of commons Simultaneously Supply Min ister Lord Beaverbrook back from Moscow told the house of lords that Russias great loss es of war supply manufacturing facilities left Ihe U S S K in a position akin lo that of Britain after Dunkerque Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden replying for the government in commons declared We realize what opportunities this German attack on Russia offers us but added that to tell what plan of action will be taken would be playing into the hands of the enemy I can only give this house one pledge he said aiid it is a pledge I assure them that Ihe gov ernment is determined to honor We are going to give Russia every help in our power by every means He told commons that even at the expense of the British army equipment was being speeded to Russia Lord Beaverbrook said Ihe United Slates and British missions to Moscow had promised Joseph Stalin to make up Russias losses u tanks and planes With ship ments from their own production lines Me declared bluntly ihaf the situation in Russia was grave despite the development of many movable industries He said Stalin described thtm as leap froe industries which could be moved backwards or forwards as Ihe enemy advanced or retreated They have slcel plants and heavy engineering works 900 miles or more from the German line ot advance Lord Beavcrbrook said and these are capable of immense production Speakers al Hie same lime were telling he house of commons that the people of Brilain were ready to face grave risks for hat many felt not enough was being done A majority of those laking part m the debate agreed that a large scale invasion landing on theron tinent would stand little chance of success but Commander Stephen KingHall laborite member as serted that Germany has an ap pendage called Italy and that opens up vital possibilities Col Josiali Wcdrivood another laborite suggested that there were at least 100 places alonr the European roast where Brit ish troops cnuld force landings in night raids A third laborite Philip J Noel Baker opening the debate for Ihe opposition declared the army wants to fight said the Volga had become Britains frontier and added We now have powerful forces n the middle east and I believe our people would be very happy if some part of these forces could be sent lo support Russian armies in he Ukraine In his lengthy report on Rus sias position and her needs Beavcrbrook said that Stalins chief cry was for tanks that the Russian premier thr war as one of tanks and that the nation capable of building the most motors would win Needless to say Beavcrbrook commented Mr Harriman was pleased because his country is out standing in motor production W Averell Harriman as head ot the United States mission was in Moscow with Beaverbrook throughout the tripartile con ferences Beavcrbrook gave an intimale picture of Sialin at work When we came to the discus i1itary equipment we offered Stalin some armored car riers He seemed to think they would be very useful and called them tankettes Three times he left the confer ence table and went lo the tele phone and dialed the telephone himself He did not seem to have to look up the number Stalin said he did not great ly believe in the very large Ger man tanks which were easily And Ihtn he told that the same tanks and the same aircraft were being sent ;