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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OEPARTUCNT OF HISTORY AUO OtS MO IKES I A I V E HOME EDITION VOL XLVII AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES rtvf CEXTS A COPV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MASON CITY THE BRIGHT y SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE v j ONE NO 282 REJSJUfflO2JflLLACES RETAKlN SAY NAZIS ON 2 MAJOR FRONTS PUSHED BACK Hitler Communique Lacks Details Says Actions Successful By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twin Russian counter offen sives were reported Wednesday to have rolled Back the German thrusts toward Moscow and Len ingrad In this claimed resurgence of red army power the Russians said hey had retaken 2Z vil lages in a 10day 30mile coun ter thrust on the center of the main front before Moscow de stroyed an entire division of the elite Schutzstaffel blackshirt Hitler and driven the Germans back three miles from Leningrad at the northern end of the main front Leningrad had heen under the serious threat The Germans claimed Tuesday to have driven to within 20 miles of this second largest city o the soviet union The proximity of the threat to Moscow has never been clarified but the Germans were known onceto have passed beyond Smo lensk to the Vyaznia area about 125 miles southwest of the capital A strategically important town otherwise unidentified was said to have fallen to the counter attack of Leningrads newly in spired defenders While the Leningrad forces were executing their stroke under the personal command of Marshal Klementi Voroshilbv troops on the center were wresting an im portant height from the black New Surtaxes CTCS A A 1 She II Be Bride Are Approved by Senate to the army newspaper and Pravda organ of the communist party The center counteroffensive was said to have been pointed by Russias own panzer forces which were credited with slic ing through a German salient at its base The Leningrad counterblow may have shattered German at tempts to close a of steel the opener around the city at Krasnogvard Wednesday WASHINGTON sen ate Wednesday quickly accepted without record vote proposed new surtaxes on individuals and corporations in the tax bill The individual surtaxes range from 6 per cent on the first dol lar of taxable income to 77 per cent on income in excess of 000000 The surtaxes on corpora tions are a new form of taxation In approving the surtax sched ules the senate accepted them without objection as swiftly as a clerk could read them Senator Ernest W McFarland D Ariz was presiding When the clerk reached the provision under which personal exemptions would be reduced to for single persons and for married couples Senator Rob ert M La Follette Pros Wis asked that consideration be post poned This was granted and the senate returned to consideration of changes to which there was no objection The corporation surtax is 6 per cent on taxable income up to and 7 per cent on income above that figure Among the other amendments accepted was the proposal to per mit small whose incomes dp not exceed a file a special return on which their taxes are computed from a readymade treasury chart Senate consideration of the measure began after Senator Ar thur H Vandenberg R Mich had introduced a report dissent ing from the majority of the sen ate finance committee which ap proved the bill The report de clared that America cannot be come the unlimited treasury as well as the arsenal of all who may choose to fight the junction of rail lines from Leningrad Moscow Tallinn and lies 20 miles south west of Leningrad and which German reports said advance nazi units reached Tuesday Voroshilovs arrival among the hardpressed defenders of Lenin grad Red Star said inspired soviet troops 1or new heroic deeds and they took an oath to fulfill his orders regardless of difficulties Reflecting perhaps new diffi culties encountered by the Ger mans on the biff eastern front the Hitler communique Wednes day was barren of detail on operations saying merely hat successful fightinc actions are in progress along its whole length The fate of Russian armies hold ing Leningrad at the northern end of the main German Russian front and Odessa now encircled on the southern extreme of the battleline may determine the Russian hope of stabilizing the 3500mile front Claiming an edge in the aerial fighting along the eastern front the Russians said they had shot down 198 German planes Satur day Sunday and Monday with a loss of less than a third of that number from their own air force The earliest Moscow communi quo Wednesday said that a large formation of German bombers was repulsed in a raid on a heavilyfortified sector and then pursued to its own base by Rus sian planes and bombed when it landed Our air force continued to deal blows on motorized and mechanized forces of the enemy and his infantry and artillery and attacked his aircraft on Iheir airdromes the Russian communique said f If the luftwaffe and German land and air forces fail to break the threatening deadlock on the eastern front regions hitherto un touched by the war may be opened up to battle Turkey would be a likely prospect as a new battlefield This possibility was empha sized Wednesday when authorized German sources admitted indi rectly the existence of German troop concentrations on Bul garias frontier with Turkey if It is perfectly understand able that a certain counter measure is now to be taken lo Hie Russian closing of the I TurkishIranian they 1 said PHILLIES41 SPORTSX BULLETIN PHILADELPHIA The Brooklyn Dodgers needing to sweep a doubleheader to oust the idle St Louis Cardinals from first place in the National league won from 4 to the Phillies 1 Whitlow Wyatt in gaining his 91h victory of the year set down the Phils with four hits 3 Children Sprayed With Flaming Gas of Airplane Succumb HEMPSTAD N Y children died in agony Tuesday night from burns suffered when an army fighting plane crashed exploded and showered them with flaming gasoline as they played in front of their homes Georgene Kramer C was rid ing a tricycle and Casper Cuccio 5 and his sister Pauline 7 were nearby when the plane streaked clown belching smoke and struck the street with its motor roaring engulfing all three in flames The wreckage exploded with the fore of a bomb blowing out win dows in houses and stores The plane was a Bell Airacobra one of the deadliest fighting craft in the world capable of diving at 500 miles an hour The pilot Second Lieut Roy W Scott had bailed out at 300 feet when it caught fire and landed in a tree a block from the wreckage lowan Employed by RAF Signs Up in Draft tES MOINES Towan employed by the Koyal Air Force in its Canadian Air Observers school for the past year registered for selective service here He is William Phipps 25 formerly ol Frascr Iowa He said he is work ing toward a job ferrying planes to England and will seek deferment and permission to return to his RAF duties in about two weeks Flag Ceremony Opens Crystal Lake School CRYSTAL The Crystal Lake consolidated school opened with BUS STRIKE SETTLED MINNEAPOLIS scr sumed Wednesday after officers of Finale for Fair to Be Wednesday Night x x Wave After Wave of RAF Bombers Blast Germans on Second Anniversary of War Main Targets of BERLIN ECHOES IN HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT FIRE theClock Offensive Are Berlin Frankfurt COBINA WRIGHT in Career ANNOUNCEMENT IS REPUDIATED Beaudette Wishes to Forget Claim He Is Engaged to Actress SEATTLE UP Corporal Palmer T Beaudette 27 who makes a month said Wednes day that he wished to forget his announcement that he was en gaged to Cobina Wright Jr inas jtr Beaudette night from Oakland Ca on an airliner he had chartered for 300 arid announced he andMiss Wright tall blond blueeyed ac tress and former society heiress would be married in New York on Nov 14 Then he retired to his 584 a week hotel suite changed his mind and said that any an nouncement would have to come from her parents The announcement from her mother Mrs Cobina Wright Sr in Reno Nev was Beaudette is n nice chap and we are fond of him but Cobina is not engaged to anybody Cobina has many admirers but there is nothing serious She is more interested in her career I think all the excitement was caused by a corporals being seen on a big plane by himself Beaudette is a member of a prominent Pontiac Mich family generally considered wealthy His grandfather O J Beaudette was a carriage mnnufaeturcr who switched over to making automo bile bodies for Henry Ford and 15 years ago sold his business to the Fisher Body corporation LONDON after wave of British bombers shuttled across the English channel Tues day night and early Wednesday to continue a roundtheclock offen sive by blasting at Berlin south western Germany and nazioccu pied France on the second anni versary of Britains declaration of war The two main objectives of the RAP during the night were Ber lin and Frankfurt At Frankfurt British reports said a heavy attack was mue on railway communications and in dustrial targets The force which bombed Ber lin was not so large they said but included a high proportion of the heaviest bombers Large fires were left burning in ihe capital and bombs were seen to burst on industrial buildings re turning pilots reported The British also attacked other owns in western Germany includ j ing Mannheim and the German 1 occupied channel ports of Ostcnd and Dunkcrque the air ministry iiinounccd A total of nine British planes vere lost during the night opera tions the ministry said FIRE TRUCK BURNS ARLINGTON S Dak that destroyed most of this eastern South Dakota tovvns firefighting equipment at the start gutted the city hall and several other build ings Thursday but quick response by firemen of neighboring towns saved the vest of the business area Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Scattered thun dershowers Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer Wednes day IOWA Partly cloudy thunder showers north slightly warmer north and southcentral Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy hundershowcrs east and central cooler west MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night and in east Thursday morning cooler Thursday and northwest Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 67 Minimum Tuesday night 63 At 8 a m Wednesday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 55 Rainfall Tuesday at the KGLO transmitter station measured 54 durini the and fell between noon anH i the company and an APL bu Tuesday The fair 1 i Cr vverc Iocated in rtriver lnion agreed to submit 01 of an inrh n lcss ha Russia actually are farther to their differences fo arbitrat to o ehind and and violent anti the French coast was taking an other pounding Succeeding waves of longrange bombers flying at higher altitudes carried the attack to the reich it self Dispatches from Berlin said the German copilal hid experi enced the liveliest air raid in months An official announce ment reported that while strong RAF units participated only a few pianos got over the city itself but acknowledged damage lo residen tial sections Three of the raiders were said to have been downed The German air force was comparatively inactive during the night the sroveramenC said A few nazi planes flew over coastal areas and bombs fell at several points in cast Anglia and northeast England doing some damage at one place a communique declared No casu alties were reported however Antiaircraft fire also was heard in London after dawn but there wasno alarm and the guns appeared to be firing at scouts Bombs were reported dropped Indications Point to Fierce Attack by RAF on German Capital BERLIN shook and windows rattled during the night under the blasting of anti aircraft guns firing at British planes raiding the capital area Other British formations bombed areas in northern central and southwestern Germany Motors of the big British craft could be heard over the city over the terrific din of the gunfire Searchlights flashed across the sky and at least one caught a Brit ish plane in its beams It was Berlins second air raid alarm in three nights but whereas on Sunday night when Russian planes approached Ihe capital area there was no gun fire and the air raid alarm and the all clear alone marked Ihe raid this time there was ter rific fire stronglv1 indicated that the raids on Germany might prove the greatest of the entire war and that the raid on Berlin was a heavy one Columbia Broadcasting System reported Tuesday night that more German and Germancontrolled radio stations liad gone off the air in token of air raiding than ever before Even such stations as Budapest Bucharest Prague and Bratislava Slovakia went off the nil1 I air The communique on the air raids said British bombers Tuesday night flew in over northern and central Germany as well as southwestern reich territory Attack attempts of a strongish formation against Berlin failed in concentrated and well aimed anti aircraft fire Only a few bombers succeeded in flying over the inner city Property damage was caused hv dropping a small number of explosive and incendiary bombs upon residential districts The use of the word strongisir to describe the Berlin raid was squarely on the dock area at Bre men The crew of the fortress of the force of lane w thc British attack Th plane which flew in the sub stratosphere to press home the as sault said no nazi planes were encountered but that ground de fenses threw up a heavy barrage It was disclosed meanwhile that the first brush between one of these Americanmade giants and German warplanes look place Aug 16 when seven nazi planes attacked a fortress bomber after it had carried out a singlehanded raid on the bat tleships Gneisenau and Scharh horst at Brest After a running fight of 20 min utes the pilot ducked into a cloud and managed to elude the Ger mans an official count said By that time one o the crew one of the engines was belch ing smoke a pclrol tank was punctured and there seemed to be no part of the bomber nif hit The pilot however linally brought the plane safely down on an English airdrome the account said Some of the gun crew were dead but given the number wasnot Rutledge Says Russia British attack The Germans this word for the first time to describe a raid on Newcastle England the night before They amplified this description by say ing that the strongish German formations dropped several thousand kilograms of bombs One thousand kilograms is 2000 The United Press listening post at New York picked up from Ihe German radio early Wednesday a voice broadcast in which theean nouncer said that British piines had made a most severe raid on Berlin The announcer said casualties were unknown He added hat the raid was Ihe liveliest Berlin had experienced sinre early this year A few hours before the listening post picked up a Berlin broadcast which said 3850 persons hart been killed and 9500 wounded in British air raids on Germany since the start of the war It was commented that the cor responding figures for England and covering a shorter period were 41900 wounded killed and 52600 Committee to Direct f j v J IVF Has Saved Democracies j Simpson at Opening IOWA CITY Wiley TNnrAMnr A Tin Colurm iaeclarc SVehe hldes the district of Russia tial Russian industries which Hit ler believed were located in west thc cast behind Leningrad Moscow he asserted INDIANOLA Simp son college opens for its seventy first year Sept 11 it will be under the direction of an interim com mittee because no successor has been chosen to President lotm Owen Gross Doctor Gross left In dianola to take a position as asso ciate secretary of the Methodist board of education at Nashville Tenn after 2A years as president of Simpson One of tlie outstanding fancy riders of the CircleA Ranch rodeo is Nel c Lingle Kissirnmee Fia shown above standing or the saddle of a horse running at top speed The sticky condition of the North Iowa fahtrack Sag v ratal no consKlcmtion by the cowboys and cowgirl vim to Lgrln prosrram of the exposition grivinT Wwlncsday Lotk Photo Kaycnav en RODEO THRILLS ARE CLIMAX OF BIG EXPOSITION Attendance Figures Are Far Ahead of Those Recorded in 1940 A crowd estimated by fair offi cials at 7000 persons was gatherer ori the North Iowa fairgrounds for flic Wednesday afternoon show oC the CircleA Hanch rodeo but an even larger crowd was expected to attend the evening finale at 8 oclock Attendance for the first four days of the 1041 exposition de spite cancellation of the Tuesday show because of vain was announced officially as 45 331 as compared with a five day total of last year The grandstand crowd of 209SI persons at the Tuesday evening show saw the 61 cowboys nnd cowgirls demonstrate that nothing short of an actual downpour makes much difference to them in miming off a thrilling show The steer bulldozers slith ered on their heels for SO feet before bringing some of the Texas lonshorns in a slop Tues day evening but there were no iraps in the program From hronc ridinr through calf rop ing the cowboys and cowgirls went through the entire show Only evident difficulty result ing from the heavy track was that encountered by the ponies in catching the longhbrn steers in the BiabBJS celves m the calr ropingevent The steers can outrun any horse at a distance explained Billy Miller mnsler of ceremonies and it is only by training the ironies to run at very high speeds for short distances that it is pos sible lo bulldog steers On a heavy track carrying the extra weight of a man the horses really have to work hard But from the opening parade with cowboys doffing their hats as they passed the flag to Hie fincy riding by seven juveniles which closed the show there was no letup in the speed with which the show moved Only lapses in the pcllmrll dash on the track were those V Pretty Maxme Martin queen of the CircleA Ranch cowgirls takes her fnvorita hose sveiKing for a walk as part of the rodeo show which is the entAlai iWt I lure at the North Iowa fair on the afternoon and evening program Wednesday ;