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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES MOINCS U HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS M SECTION ONE NO 17 CLAIM NAZIS ROLLING ON IN CRIMEA Taylor Confer on Coal Strike PRESSURE FOR MINE SOLUTION IS INCREASING F R Considers Action Congress Angry May Take Drastic Steps WASHINGTON John L Lewis of the CIO and Myron C Taylor of the steel industry met in a Mayflower hotel room Wednesday brought together in one more try to end the captive coal mine strike which has stopped the of fuel to steel mills busy on the defense effort Taylor former board chairman of U S Steel and head of the United Mine Workers met at President Roosevelts suggestion As they met the white house still had received no reply to Mr Roosevelts third appea to Leuis to halt the strike Secre tary Stephen Early said Early disclosed that Taylor to gether with Chairman William H Davis of the defense mediation board discussed the situation with Mr Roosevelt Tuesday night at the white house Wednesday meeting had a lastchance quality ahout it for President Roosevelt was consid ering action and congress angry and impatient seemed ready to take drastic steps of its own to eliminate time consuminjr in dustrial walkouts i In congressional eyes the cap MYRON C TAYLOR JOHN L LEWIS coming a symbol of the whole problem of work stoppages affect ing defense and the pressure for action increased with the over night threat oE a general strike of airplane factory workers in five eastern states The general strike threat arose from the protracted CIO dispute with Air Associates Inc at Ben aix W J Richard FranUensteen national director of the CIO union involved telegraphed President Roosevelt that unless the contro versy could be settled to the unions satisfaction by Thursday he had no recourse but to use the economic strength of the union to protect its members The sole issue in the captive mine djspnte was the United Mine Workers demand for a union shop in the coal shafts which the sleel companies oper ate to obtain fuel for their Wast furnaces Under a union shop provision each employe would have to become a mem ber of the union after a period of probation if The dispute directly affects 53 000 miners whose strike became effective Monday in captive mines in Pennsylvania West Virginia Kentucky and Alabama The United States Steel corpora tion told the national defense me diation board Tuesday it was will ing to accept the boards recent offer to decide the an olfer which contained the proviso that both parties to the dispute must agree in advance to accept the boards decision as final But the Weirton Steel com pany and the Wheeling Steel cor poration whose interests likewise are affected notified the board that they preferred another alter the dispute be settled by a joint board made up of min ers and operators U S Steels action however was taken as an advance hint that Taylor would present some such settlement proposal to Lewis and that prospccj dimmed inc conferences chances for suc cess from the outset Lewis already has assailed the mediation boards handling of the Captive mine controversy and it seemed unlikely that he would consent to entrust the dispute to the board again for a decision which would be binding upon the union and management Defense to Take Third of US Wealth DES MOINES H Prentis Jr chairman of the boan of the National Association o Manufacturers said here Wednes day that it now looks like the de fense program would require ex pendilure equivalent to a third o our national wealth Here for a defense production clinic of Iowa manufacturers Prentis said in an interview The program has reached They are estimat ing that it ultimately will reach 5120000000000 Thats a third o the wealth of the United States In the month of September he continuedAmerican industry de materials That Is the equivalent of hav ing built four Panama canals in one month he observed About 15 percent of industria production is devoted to defense he continued and it Is now esti mated that it soon will take as much as 50 per cent of our indus trial production I think these are rather start ling figures but they are true The N A M chairman praised American industry for having done a magnificent job in the face of two obstacles a poor gov ernment organization setup to begin with and the lack of a sound labor policy in dealing with de fense strikes lowan Jumps From Patrol Car Drowns HOUSTON Tex Conklin 17 of Ogden Iowa drowned in Buffalo bayou Mon day after leaping police said from a patrol car Authorities saic conklm was found asleep in the rear of a cafe Placed in the po ucai ne JeaPed out and stumbled into the bayou officers reported LOOK INSIDE FOR Pleads Not Guilty in Insurance Collections DAVENPORT J W Huls an osteopath pleaded inno cent here to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with auto mobile accident insurance collec tions Dr Huls who was indicted in Missouri be tried in fed eral court at Hannibal Mo in December United States Commis sioner Wilson Sliorey said Shorev fixed bail at MAE WEST Asks Divorce From Man She Wed in 1911 PAGE 2 Gophers Rale Slight Favorite Over Wildcats PAGE 11 Hampton Eagle Grove Pupils to Make Trip PAGE 3 12 DIE WHEN HOUSE BURNS 10 Victims Are Negro Children Only 4 Occupants Unharmed MONTCLAIR N J cials and relatives attempted Wednesday to identify the remains of 12 Negroes 10 of them children who died when the 21 story frame house in which they lived with 11 others burned Tuesday night Only four occupants escaped un harmed Seven were taken to Mountainside hospital suffering cuts burns and broken limbs The dry wooden building be came a death trap when an occu pant droppeda lighted oil stove on the rolledtothe Bottbrfr of the stepsand mg burning oil Most of those who died were up stairs when the fire began and Fire Chief John Graham said many burned to death in their beds Only charred bones remained of some A threeweekold baby was tossed from an upstairs window and landed on soft ground suffer ing only bruises Another two months old was thrown from a secondstory window but escaped harm when it hit a bystander who broke its fall Strike in 7 Des Moines Bakeries Is Concluded DES MOINES mBakeries in Des Moines were back at full pro duction Wednesday The strike of inside workers in seven major Des Moines bakeries which began Saturday night ended abruptly Tuesday when members of Bakery workers union No 34 voted to re turn to work at once A union of ficial said a meeting would be held soon with employers to discuss a higher wage scale MINOR INJURY FATAL CHICAGO Graco H was walking through a high schoolcorridor when she was hit n the mouth by a boy carelessly swinging his arms Her lip was cut and an infection developed She died two weeta later MRS BRUNNER IS INDICTED ON MURDER COUNT Woman Who Admitted Slaying Husband Held in Jail Without Bond A murder indictment was re turned Wednesday noon by th Cerro Gordo county grand juv against blond Jennie Brunnei known as the tickling bride who Sept 30 admitted shootin her husband Sam on their farm near here The indictment was signed b M E Hogan foreman of the gran jury which also included R J Can Martin G Lorenzen Georg Reynolds E E Roland Pau Spoils and S A Walls Judge M H Kepler received the report anc held Mrs Brunncr without bone She has been held in the count jail since the morning of Sept 3 when she reenacted the shoolin for officers Mis Brunncr probably will b arraigned yet this week accordin to her attorney L R Boomhowei in order to plead to the charge He indicated lhal the plea woulc be one of innocence and said tlia ho expected the case to come tt trial in early November C WTSTORCK 55 SUCCUMBS So Emmetsburg garage owner died Tuesdaynight in Rochester Minn from head injuries receivec Tuesday morning when he fell in the basement of his home here Storck formerly of Sheffield was taken to Rochester by am bulance Survivors are his widow three sons and a daughter Says Bear Shook Down Apples Which Cows Ate SHELTON Wash George Cooke had bear meat to eat Wednesday and his cows werent eating apples Cooke said he investigated a diminishing apple crop and dis covered a brown bear was making regular visits to his orchard and shaking the fruit from the trees while the cows stood below and ate them Cooke shot the bear Third Victim of Iowa Auto Accident Dies DENISON death in a lospital here Tuesday of Louis Schade 83 of Schlcswig Iowa brought to three the number of persons who died as a result of an automobile accident near Schlcs wig Oct 12 Dr Frank W Lee Veteran Mitchell Physician Dies Medical Leader Was in Active Practice More Than 50 Years Frank W Lee a cading Mitchell county physician or more ihan a halt century died bout midnight Tuesday in a narlcs City hospital He was aken to the hospital Tuesday af crnoon Dr Lee was born at Jefferson Ohio and came to Mitchell county s a young man living first at Or hard He attended the eminary and then the University f Iowa from which ho was grad uated March 1 1887 Twenty days ater he began his practice at Ricc In 1923 he moved to Osage nd had practiced here since Dr Lee was one of the most pro ressive members of his profcs ton He purchased the first auto mobile to be used by a Mitchell ounty physician in 1910 He DR FRANK W LEE he first to use diphtheria anti oxm at a lime when it was im orted from Germany The first xray machine was rought to Mitchell county by Dr and his was the first blood rcssure equipment to be brought ere Doctors came from many miles distant to see the equipment and learn how to use it Surviving arc Mrs Lee and two children Robert Lcc of Camp Claiborne La and Mrs Burton Hogan of Osagc Funeral arrangements are in complete Nye Believes Change Would Invite Attack WASHINGTON IP Senate Nye R N Dak asscrte Wednesday that enactment o neutrality revision legislatio would invite attack by sendin merchant ships armed with sling shots against torpedoes straigh into a submarine blockade Nye consistent opponent of ad linistration foreign policj opened the senates third day o debate on the momentous legisla tion to repeal present neutralitj law provisions forbidding the arm ing of ships and preventing them from entering belligerent ports o designated combat zones Gallerio were crowded It was a different situation on the floor where at one time durin Nyes speech there were only si inators in his audience No administration speaker sought lo reply but earlier Senato Connally D Tex told reporter that the best answer to charge the administration sought war wa thc fact the United Slates slil was at peace If President Roose velt really wanted to get th into war Connally said he could easily have done so a year ago There comes a clever word from the west Nye declared that the betting there is 10 to om hat if we approve this repealer hc United States will be in the war before Great Britain is in th war The question is finally Shall America deliberately and onsciously go all the way into a ihooting war perhaps upon two oceans or shall it GERMANS CLAIM 14 SHIPS SUNK Attack on Convoy Is Reported Destroyer Also Is Torpedoed BERLIN CUR Germany claimed Wednesday that in a six days chase Uljoats destroyed 14 leavily laden ships totaling 47 000 tons from a strongly pro ecled British convoy In addition t said a submarine torpedoed ind sank a Brilish destroyer The convoy sailing from Gib altar to England was nearly en irely destroyed according to thc ermans claims The destruction of the convoy vas announced with considerable anfare hailed as a great German ea victory The British destroyer reported unk was said to have been struck y no less than seven torpedoes Suspended at Machine Gun Plant by Strike of CIO DETROIT walkout of he night shift at thc Kelsey layes Wheel companys 000 nachine gun plant in suburban lymoulh halted prodaclion Wed esday on weapons for military ircraft The walkout followed a strike hreat Tuesday by Ihe United Au omobile Workers CIO which as demanded a minimum 5cenl ourly wage increase at the corn any s three Detroit plants and wage adjustment at the Plym ul unit Richard T Leonard UAWCIO egional director said the slrikc ad been authorized by the inler alional union jfeporTASCAFWiil Sign Contracts With BS NBC Networks NEW YORK Ameri an Society of Composers Authors d Publishers announced Wednesday that a contract will be gned Wednesday aflernoon with he National Broadcasting corn any and the Columbia Broad astmg system ending their 10 onths music war with the radio hams The contracts will be signed at p m at thc ASCAP offices the nnouncement said Neither NBC or CBS officials ere available for immediate con rrnation but sources close lo thc nains confirmed thc announcc ent ASCAP songs which have been cpt off thc two networks since an 1 will be available for per ormances beginning Thursday ndcr lhc lerms of the contract was reported This is a scene in Rostov on the River Don vital objcc iVonl a Cman drivc at lhc southern end of the Russian Sinking of Subs to Be US WASHINGTON Knox said Wednesday that the lavy probably would apply a poli cy of secrecy to the sinkings of any German submarines in cngage nents with American war vessels nox flatly declined eilhcr to con irm or deny reports brought lo lis attention at his press confer ence that some German subma had been sunk Told that rumors and reports of lhc sinking of subs had been currenl here and elsewhere for ome time lie said thai nothing could be said about that and con mued with a discussion of British var policy on such things The British have been in the var a long time Knox said but you havent read of very nany submarines being sunk by he British have you This does not mean however hat many submarines have not leen sunk Knox said Withhold ng of news however is just a matter of obvious policy he ex plained Company Motto Says For Hell of It C A HI P CLAIBORNE La Hanging over the door just inside ne mess hall of Company II 68th infantry is a company iii ignia one ot the few company nsignias in the 34th division The motto at the bottom of the ir ignia is Perl Inferno Freely ranslated it means Just for the l of it Policeman Going 75 Miles an Hour Is Passed by Another Car Speeding 75 miles an hour to investigate a report about a man with a gun Police Lieut Arthur Baker was astonished another cat whizzed past him I forgot thc man with Ihe gun nnd nabbed Hie man in the car Baker explained to a judge I thought he was more dangerous The motorist i young fellow without n drivers license drew six months in jail Weather Report FORECAST MASON GITY intermittent rains Wednesday night and Thursday warmer Wednesday nighl low est temperature about 40 to 42 lOUA Intermittent rain Wednes day night and Thursday prob ably changing to light snow northwest portion Thursday warmer east and central Wednesday night becoming colder west portion Thursday MINNESOTA Intermittent rain some snow in northwest Wednes day night Thursday cloudy rain southeast rain or snow northeasl and southwest por tions warmer east Wednesday night becoming colder wesl and central portions Thursday and along the Dakota bounds Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 44 Minimum Tuesday night 27 At 8 a m Wednesday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum gl Minimum 44 Precipitation 133 ry REDS READY TO LEAVE CITY OF ROSTOV RUINED Travelers Arriving From Kuibyshev Say Crucial Period Near BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German assault troops were re ported gaming ground steadily late Wednesday in a break through into the Crimea peninsula scene of bloody conquests by Goths Huns Mongols and Turks for 1700 in the north Russias red armies were said to be counter attacking fiercely in all main seclors around Moscow The Moscow radio said the Germans had been thrown back onto thc defensive in the Ka linin sector 93 miles northwest of the U S K K capital where nazi olsses were placed at 5000 men 40 guns and 32 mortars Other soviet c o u u t c rbiows were reported smashing at Hie nazi siege armies around Moz haisk 57 miles west of Moscow and Maloyaroslavets 65 miles southwest Thc Gennan breakthrough inio the Crimea site of Russias Black sea naval base at Sevasto pol coincided with anolhcr grave JVf threat on thc southern Ukrain front where axis troops were reported storming at the gates of RostovonDon Soviet dispatches said red army engineers were already Planting death trap mines in Rostov and preparing to leave the eity of 500000 a smoking ruin The main German attacking column was said to be only 10 miles from the center of the Don river port which guards thf northern approach to the Cauca sus oil fields In Berlin nazi military commentators said that once the city had fallen the wav would be open for swift armored divisions to strike south toward the nerve center of Hie oil resiorj at Maikop 175 miles below Ros tov The Russian newspaper PravdT acknowledged great danger nt Moscoiv thc Donets basin the Crimea and Rostov but declared that Adolf Hitlers prediction of victory before winter had col lapsed Pravda said thc nazi high com mand had thrown almost the en tire German land army artillery and tanks and ninetenths ot the air force into the Russian cam paign The enemy has not yet been halted He is still pressing on despite heroic and counterattacks by the rcil army which is strewing the route of advance of the nazi troops twith heaps of German corpses Travelers arriving outside the J t b u from Kuibyshev aux iliary soviet capital said the first 15 clays ot November would prob ably bo the most crucial period in Russias struggle A bulletin from Adolf Millers field headquarters siid that three German ROOOO in breaking through red army defenses into the Crimea after 10 days of hard fighting Aside from the Sevaslopol base iJf i ii v i other toward thc Caucuoi H ckls L wb d vouM mg up through Iran The fi the city An axis push into Vn T wd Astrakhan and an General Wavclls forces march Omc miCS ;