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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND AHCHIVC5 DCS UOINCS HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT SECTION ONE NO 15 WPSilTACOUSSIAN GUARD POST TORNADOES HIT ARKANSAS MTCDDEAD Scores Injured and Hundreds of Buildings Damaged by Winds LITTLE ROCK Ark plseason tornadoes struck hard into rural Arkansas Sunday night Killing 17 or more injuring many 14 for NavyNorth Iowas Contribution A fierce twister of the type that hits frequently in this area In the spring but rarely in the autumn drove into Hamburg in southeastern Arkansas shortly before midnight snuffing at least 12 lives and injuring 200 Some six hours earlier another tornado roared along the Arkan sas river valley near Dardanelle in northcentral Arkansas killing five and hurting 15 The dead at Hamburg a com munity of about 1500 were iden tified as Mr and Mrs Shelby Jor nand babyMr Mrs Ulius Walker and son Clayton 21 Mrs Kelly Mrs Tom Collins Travis Sawyer and his threeyear old son Mrs Vester Austin 40 and a Negro named Robinson Those dead in the Dardanelle section were Mrs Bill price and her daughter Mrs Otis Heathcoat of Bethel Mrs Alfred McDonald oj OakEDoak and Minnie Bru ton and her two months old daughter of Dardanelle The Hamburg tornado caused heavy damage In the residential section and tore down all com munications and power lines Doctors immediately set up an emergency ward in k hotel and treated scores ol injured i Hwnbnrg i were reported pncUeally de molished and heavy casualties were feared A number of the injured were taken to nearby Monti cello Ark and given first aid treatment at hospitals Dardanelle a county seat of 2000 population received heavy property damage particularly in the residential section where sev eral homes were demolished All communication lines went down in the Dardanelle area and two medical units of the 134th in fantry were sent from Camp Rob inson near Little Rock to assist on caring for victims The twister struck first at Chic alah five miles west of Darda nelle ripped through the outskirts of Dardanelle crossed the Arkan sas river and battered OakE Doak Bethel and Pottsville CRESTONFIRE 10SS Half a Business Block Destroyed Origin of Flames Is Investigated CRESTON of a busi j ness block in downtown Crcston was a heap of ashes Monday as investigators sought to determine thi origin of a fire whichcaused damage estimated by Fire Chief P H Hannan at j The blaze broke out in the base mcnt of a paint and wallpaper 55 store early Sunday the chief said and spread rapidly to a neighbor in8 drug store a general merchan fe disc house a womans apparel shop shoe shop and several of K lices Firemen from Creston and near V by Corning joined in fighting 4 the conflagration which was brought under control after about s three hours although not com 3 pletely extinguished until several hours later Hooray for the U S Navy Fourteen lusty young throats sounded a rousing cheer for the service for which theyre signing up Monday The picture was taken at the Mason City Koek Island passenger station Sunday aft ernoon as the 14 young North lowans the largest single group of recruits ever gathered together by the Mason City naval recruiting of fice locked arms on the station platform just betore boarding the Rocket for the state navy office in Des Moines This was North Iowas Contribution to the nationwide celebration of Navy day Left to right in the front row are Edwin Earl Berrie 315 Delaware avenue north east Mason City Paul John Busch Buffalo Center Raymond Eugene Collins 107 Carolina Slf Mason City Leon Edwaixl rvPI aveme Mason City Charles Roland Brown 907 Fifteenth p ace northeast Mason City and James Harold fahima 321 Twentyfirst street southeast Ma son City In the back row are left to right Leon Alfred Scholl Rockwell William J L Jordanl Butfalo Center Leon Kingsbury Buf falo Center William Anthony Peck 1717 North Federal avenue Mason City Mauritz Henry Nelson Forest City Charles Lee Eilers Floyd Richard LeRoy Drake Crystal Lake and Frank Lugene Rockufeler Charles City Peck Drake Brown and Shima joined the regular navy Scholl Berrie Busch Collins and Bloch er will receive advanced ratings in the naval icserve and the rest will join the naval reserve as apprentices tor machinists mate Lock Photo Kayenay engraving Story on Page Atlantic Warships Show Battle Dress F R WILL GIVE Indications Point to Major Expression by President on War WASHINGTON and half out of a in shooting war Hannan said the smokefilled basement of the paint and wallpa per store prevented immediate in vestigation of the cause 0t the fire An explosion from what firemen described as a gas pocket blew out the front of the paint store Spectators and firemen working on top of the building escaped in jury from Hying debris YOUTH KILLED WHILE HUNTING WELLS 15 son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Tatarek was accidentally shot and killed while hunting Monday morning u HI the navy and the nation alike ob served Navy day Monday For warships in continental port the holiday orders directed ship to don full ou their strings of signal flags ii gala array But it was battle the fleet units out at sea especially those that plowed the gray swells of the north At lantic to guard munitions bound for Encland and Russia Against this contrasting back ground President Roosevelt wil bring the days celebration to climactic close Monday night u delivering his first address world affairs in six weeks Advance indications were tha the speech shortly after 9 p m C S T would be one of primary importance and there was general expectation that it would provide presidential comment on these main problems of the day Effort to speed up defense production Russias urgent need for munitions on n to continue fighting the prospect for war or peace in the far east and the accomplishments of the navy in keeping Atlantic sea lane clear of hostile craft Mr Roosevelts last major speech was on Sept 11 when after relating a series of seawar incidents including the attack on the destroyer Greer he cailed nazi Uboats raiders rattle snakes and said jn effect that the Atlantic fleet had been given orders to shoot at sight Since that time the U S S Kcarny has been seriously dam aged by a torpedo attack which cost the destroyer 11 men lost and 10 wounded Successful sea raider attacks on five Americanowned his brother onald Dulas Conrad and He is survived by his parents rcanowne merchantmen also have been re ported in the north and south At lantic despite all the precautions taken by the navy In a preliminary Navy day sent as a letter to Sec retary K n o x Mr Roosevelt praised the nations sea force for its readiness to assume the role of front line defender and at the same time he called on all Americans xx x to pledge to their navy a support involving willing sacrifice of personal sectional and group interests in order that we may remain united and uncon querable The president also pitched the celebration of the day on a broad er base than in any of the previ ous 19 years it has been observed He asserted that this year because the vast undertaking in which the entire nation is engaged the day must be known as navy and total defense day Although numerous observances were nn ships and navy yards alike closed to the public because of th existing emergency 120 IOWANS RECRUITED FOE NAVY SERVICE DES MOINES was en lighted by plans for the enlist ment of approximately 120 nav recruits in a mass ceremony o thestate house grounds Monday Among state and local dignitar s scheduled to attend the exer cises were Gov George A Wilson Mayor Mark Conkling of De Moines Iowa department com mander the American Legion Thomas H Tracey and sixth nav al district commander R J Lewis Draft Plan to Consolidate CCCandNYA WASHINGTON Roosevelt asked Monday that plan be drafted to consolidate the civ ilian conservation corps and th national youth administration to transfer all CCC duties from the war department t the federal security agency headed by Paul V McNutt Mr Roosevelt asked McNutt t draft plans for the consolida tion through proper legislativ channels in cooperation wit Budget Director Harold D Smith and to prepare and carry into cf feet arrangements for transfer ring the administrative and sup gy duties of the CCC to Me Nulls agency re1uest was made public McNutt He disclosed that th had written him alet ter declaring In view of current world con ditions I feel that the war de partment should be relieved from all activities which may in any manner interfere with its main for de fense NAMENAUGHTON TOWPAPOST Sioux Cityan Given F R Nomination as Iowa Administrator Naughton 49 will fin the acancy left by the death several veeks ago of George J Keller ongtime administrator who was atally injured in an automobile ccident near Grinnel Naughton a democrat formerly vas WPA engineer for the north vest Iowa area He has been asso with Art Sanford of Sioux r at east 10 years in the uilding management and con inrction business Naughton was indorsed for the ost by United States Senators lyde L Herring and Guy Gil ctte Democratic National Com Tiitteeman Frank Comfort and tate Chairman Jake More GUN SHOT VICTIM Plath Rites to Be Wednesday Afternoon Burial at Manly Funeral services for Frederick Plath 19 year old Rock well youth who died at the Hamp ton hospital about 3 oclock Sun day afternoon of a gunshot wound in the forehead will be held Wed nesday A coroners inquest was sched uled for Monday afternoon atthe Cerro Gordo county sheriffs of fice by Dr R E Smiley Accord ing to the boys parents he was accidentally shot while taking down a rifle to shoot chickens about oclock in the morning The youth was born Feb 20 1922 at Faircnild Wis the son of Mr and Mrs Fred Plath who now reside three miles south and 2 miles eastof Rockwell They have resided there about three years The boy had resided piac tically all of his life in Cerro Oordo county and was graduated from the Mason City high school in 1939 Surviving are bis parenfs foil sisters Mrs Dale Dunlap Mason City and Dorothy Marylou and bhirlcy at home His grandfather J Smith Strickler Ark and two nieces and one nephew also survive He was preceded in death by two brothers Kieth in 1936 and Merrill in 1937 The body will be taken to the Patterson funeral home at Rock ell Tuesday morning and will lie n state there until 1 oclock Wed nesday afternoon when a short Jrayer service will be held by the Rev P Miller A service also will be held at 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon at he Grace Evangelical church in Wason City with the Rev G H Bamford in charge Burial will be at Manly The Patterson funeral lome in charge SPIRIT LAKE Shippers Advised to Protect Against 20 in Northern Iowa DES MOINES tem perature dropped to an icy 23 de grees above zero Monday morn ing at Spirit Lake and the weather bureau predicted that all Iowa may feel the bite of freezing weather Monday night The bureaus forecast for ship pers advised protection against possible 20degree readings Mon day night in northern Iowa a in southwest Iowa and 32 in the southeast part ot the state The 9 a m temperature here Monday was 35 the lowest in the last 24 hours and an afternoon peak of only 42 was indicated The bureau predicted a minimum of S here tonight Chilly weather moved into the state after nearly all points were deluged again by rain Forest City had 289 inches Temperatures averaged seven below normal in western and cen tral Iowa Monday and about nor mal in the eastern part of he state although readings were re ported falling in the latter area Freed by FBI Police Now Goes to Army CHARLES fur ther mishap Marvin Teeter of Charles City will be inducted into the U S army at Fort Des Moines this week He was put on a bus here by officers Monday after spending the weekend in the county jail Teeter was picked up in Du buciue by FBI agents last week and placed in jail there for draft evasion He was released from jail there Friday and given a send off tor Charles City where he was supposed to enlist Enroutc he hitchhiked a ride with a man from Oregon and Teeter tod him that if they could stop in Charles Cily for supper Friday evening he would go on with him to Oregon After arriv ng in Charles City they stopped at Teeters home and Teeter asked o borrow the Oregon mans car When he had failed to reappear with the car at 2 a m the man became alarmed and called Floyd county officers They picked him up at 3 a m and put him in jail Now the Floyd county officers are just hoping there are no de ours between here and DCS tfoines PLATH Shipbuilding Firms at Los Angeles Operate in Spiteof Sfnlre LOS ANGELES Ship building concerns in the Long BeachLos Angeles harbor area claimed Monday to be operating at almost full strength as a strike of 3000 welders was called by Karl V Morris national president ofthe United Welders Cutters and Helpers of America Morris said several hundred welders had answered the call at the four major shipyards here and by the end or this week the strike will spread to many types of plants employing welders PLANT MANAGER DIES BURLINGTON e r b ert Rundorf 65 manager of the Mis sissippi Pearl Button company plant here died Sunday evening in a hospital of a heart ailment m From Nazis VICHY Unoccupied France P second reprieve granted b the Germans Monday temporarih spared the lives ol 50 hostage who had faced execution at mid night by firing squads in Nante in reprisal for the assassination o a German officer It was understood that the reprieve also applied to 59 othe hostages at Bordeaux schedule lor execution alter midnight Del The reprieve was said to be in tended to permit the investiga tion to continue 15 MISSING IN MINE EXPLOSION MADISONV1LLE Ky Sixteen miners were rescued and 2i others were reported safe Mon day following nn explosion in tin mine the Sterling Coal com pany at Daniel Boone a smal mining community 11 miles south west ot Madisonville Fifteen men were renortec missing Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and coldei Monday night lowest tempera lure about 20 Tuesday fair IOWA Becoming fnir Monday night Tuesday fair Colder Monday night with freezing temperature well below freezinj in northwest and northcentra portion MINNESOTA Fair Monday nigh and Tuesday colder southeas and southcentral portions Mon day night with hard freeze in north and moderate freeze in south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night 28 At 8 a m Monday 29 Rain Sunday inch Tlie mercury dipped to the low est point of the season Sunday night accompanied by wind 1EAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in night At 8 a m Sunday Rain 4 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 47 53 inch Ervin Jasperson Crowned r w w TT i M County Husking Champ Carlsbad Tourists Rained Out CARLSBAD N Mex Mexico floods kept tourist visitors rom the famed Carlsbad Caverns or two days ending a 12year ccord of continuous daily atlend ncc High water caused an esti mated 550000 damage to the cav rn road nri Jasperson young CleatLake farmer pictured above after being crowned the king of Cerro Gordo county corn buskers Saturday was scheduled Monday to comnete for district honors at Mallard Jaspcrson busked S 49ftSSV llis deducS for R f i of gleanings and 76 pounds foi 8 ounces of husks Jaspcrson had a net load of 2 40414 pounds for the 80 minutes of husking The contest this WhC d at tile Irfallk Dakcr southeast of Clenr Lock photo Kaycnay fc IN SOUTH FAILS German Forces Pound at Gates of Moscow Barred by Defenses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With Adolf Hitlers armies pounding at the gates of Moscow and Rostov in the west Russia an nounced Monday that a small Japanese patrol had attacked a guard post on her far eastern fron ier This clash like many in the past may have been merely an isolated incident but against the back ground ot Jap anese troop concentration in Manchukuo and the growing question of Ja pans intentions as a pact part ner ot Germany it bulked larger ii Us implica tions Only Sunday the new sol dierpremier of Japan General Hideki Tojo plead ing for internal solidarity for Ja pan to meet her destiny declared for an everexpanding progres sion for the course in which no international pressure can disturb me There is no retreat Tojo told his audience of public officials at TOJO The RussianJapanese frontier skirmish occurred last Thursday according to Tass official Russian news agency whose dispatch from Vladivostok said 20 Japanese sol diers attacked frontier guards near the villnge of Raskino Tass said that there were some wounded on each side and that the Japanese abandoned some of their arms and ammunition on soviet soil Russias immediate vital con cern Jiemever slill was the Ger man drive on Moscow on the central front and Rostov gate way to the Caucasus in the south The harried red army was reported to have yielded ground but slrone defenses still barred the Germans from their twin goals The German high command snid that Russian counterattacks de signed to halt the German ad vance on Rostov and the indus trially rich Donets basin had failed and it gave Italinn com rades in the invasion ranks the major credit for the counterac tion The enemy was thrown back with heavy and bloody casualties and left several hundred prison ers in the hands of our allies said Hitlers daily communique As for other operations includ ing the drive on Moscow the Hit ter command had only this to say Offensive operations in llic cast are making further progress in spite of unfavorable weather con ditions German dispatches from the central front however indi catcd that the Germans had smashed heir way nearer to Mos cow having broken Russian re sistance on a broad sector Russian dispatches declared that a mass attach by 100 Ger man tanks had been beaten off an important sector before Rostov but that Ine Germans continued to bring up reinforce ments The Germans were driv ing simultaneously against Ros tov and along the approaches to Crimea A new press estimate from scat of part of government on the Volga put German dead and wounded 3000000 men apart from a luge toll in armamenl The Mos cow radio reported that the red air force had destroyed 500 Ger man planes on the ground alone n the week Oct 1118 The enemy still is powerful but does not have the possibilities for consldcrablc reinforcements while we have every possibility o increase our forces and means of waging war said the Kuiby shev newspaper Volga Commune The Russian high command vas customarily brief in its re port of the latest action merely repeating the names of Kharkov Taganrog Mozhaisk and Maloya last two on the Moscow front and the other in he as the scenes fjght ng during the night RETIRED BISHOP DIES CHICAGO Rt Rcv fames Ridout Winchester 89 re Episcopal bishop the diocese of Arkansas died Monday alter an illness of five vceks ;