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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 22, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ro DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES S KOINES 1A THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Alt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Italians Sink 3 Ships in Gibraltar Harbor Gibraltar and Harbor Suicide Despite Guns on The Rock LOOK INSIDE FOR euns that a tanker a 500ton tanker 1000 vaa must be considered lost The assault units that made the daring raid were said by reliable quarters to be similar to those used in an attack on the island of Malta on July 25 The units are torpedoes with a detachable stern that becomes an outboard molorboal upon be ine unhooked The suicide units usually carry two man crews who cut loose after steer ing he torpedo at high speed close to the target The extraordinary communique referred to the craft only as naval assault units These units also are popularly known as grasshoppers because of their ability to huidle torpedo nets Actually they areihuman and Jhe crews that man these are members of naval sQicide squads The units are towed as closely as possible to the target by light escort craft and then proceed un der their own power which comes from an outboard motor A motor inside the torpedo is started just before the crew cuts loose and at tempts to return to its escort Aside from an Italian torpedo attack on Gibraltar shipping last year it was the first naval assault since French and Spanish unsuccessfully shelled the British garrison there in the winter of 178283 Gibraltar port one of the bas tions of British naval power is one of the most closely guarded in the world and lies under the big guns of the rock fortress pro tecting the entrance to the Medi terranean British warships have used the port constantly but usually only for brief periods because the area is vulnerable to air attack but presumably only small enemy na val units could attack the port Authoritative London quarters met the Italian claim with abso lutely no comment The attack apparently took the British by complete surprise swice Gibraltar harbor protected by moles nets minefields and great guns high on the rock nad long been considered secure against closein assault EKKOL FLYNN His Ear Nicked in Fight With Ftdler PAGE 2 AM Elections Are Held in North Iowa STATE PAGE STORM HEADED TOWARD TEXAS Troops in Louisiana Believed in No Danger From Gulf Hurricane NEW ORLEANS tropi cal hurricane in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico which has caused strong tides and forced lowland residents on the Louisiana coast to IOWAS TRAFFIC TOLL 16 IN WEEK 1941 Total Now 431 Compared With 356 at Same Time Last Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sixteen persons died in Iowa traffic accidents during the week ended Monday bringing the 1941 toll to 431 compared with 356 on a similar date a year ago Four of the deaths occurred over the weekend A truckcar crash three miles west of Mediapolis Sunday took the life of Percy Wells 51 cash ier of the Burlington railroad freight house at Burlington Faye Franklin wife of the truck driver Floyd Franklin was taken un conscious to a Burlington hospi Mrs Leah Fisk 32 of Council Bluffs died in that city Sunday after being thrown from a motor cycle on which she was riding with Claude Enge 31 who was in jured Elmer Kies 25 Wall Lake Tanner was killed Saturdav when he stepped into the path of ascar enroute to a hospital On the same day Martin L Fmney 24 ot Fort Dodge was killed when his car wonf infn a difrh swung westward Monday and picked up speed headed for the direction of the lower coast The weather bureaus a m advisory reported that the tropi cal disturbance has turned west ward moving rather rapidly at 17 miles an hour a little north of west in the last 6 hours and was central at 6 a m CST about 325 miles south of Lake Charles La and about the same distance east of Brownsville Tex The bureau reported the storm was attended probably by hurri cane winds near the center and said precautions should be taken immediatejy on the Texas and Louisiana coasts against gale winds Monday night and Tues day and against rising tides be coming very high near and to e right ol the storm path Approximately 500000 troops in western central Louisiana were in the area affected by the disturb ance but were believed in no danger unless the storm swings Mondsy the storm was 500 miles south of the troop con centration MASON CITY IOWA MONDAYSEPTEMBER 22 1941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPKB CONSISTS OF TWO SECflONS NO 298 AXIS LISTS SEA SUCCESSES CAPTAIN KILLED IN PARIS ARMY VOWS PENALTY Will Employ Every Means So Attacks Will Not Go Unpunished By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICHY Unoccupied vow in the name of the German army delivered at the bier of a captain killed by terrorists in Paris to employ every means that these attacks which cause indignation in all honorable men shall not go unpunished was disclosed Monday in the Paris press The fact that the slain offi cer a Captain Scheben was given an official funeral Sun day at Madeleine church in the center of the occupied capital indicated that the Germans at tached considerable importance to tbe attack The press account of the funeral disclosing that the captain was shot last Tuesday was the first disclosure that a commissioned officer had been killed in disor ders about that time It had been known that a non commissioned officer was fatally shot Monday night and it was pre viously presumed that it was for Ihe death ol the noncommissioned man that the Germans shot 12 hostages at Paris last Saturday The shooting of the captain was Lhe latest in a series of attacks against occupying forces Otto Abetz and Fernand de Brinoo German and French en voys at Paris respectively and theGerman army command the The announcement said Scheben was the victim of a cowardly attack last Tuesday Meanwhile a blunt threat to German guns and troops swiftly andrforcefully against any organized attempt at revolution rmng ominously over occupied France This fateful word came from authorized Paris sources just after Marshal Petain broadcast an ap peal Sunday to Frenchmen to halt attacks on Germans to save all conquered France from nazi re prisals Already 35 have died in re prisal shootings before nazi fir ing squads The Paris sources said this would be a drop in the bucket compared to what may be in store unless the out breaks of sabotage terror ism cease There still are enough German soldiers to keep the peace in oc cupied France these informants said even if the French do not want to keep it themselves By way of emphasis they added that the occupation forces had not been despite the demands oi the RussianGerman war CHICAGO effect of city livin to drive people farther and farther away from the big centers of pop ulation Dr Ernest W Burgess of the University of Chicago declared Monday the effect living too close together is a subversive influence on society because people act like turtles draw their heads within their shells become anti general i Speaking before one of the open ing meetings of the universitys 50th anniversary celebration Dr Burgess declared that to some de gree the environment of city living is undermining the spirit of the American people A girl from the farm or a small town soon loses her spirit of British US Missions Are in Moscow LONDON m The Moscow radio reported Monday night that the British and United States delegations for the threepower conference with the soviet gov ernment have arrived in Moscow by plane There had been no announce ment here that the American delegation headed by Averell Harriman had left London but officials said that for reasons of until the Americans reached their destination safely other people and becomes an el bowpushing rude and inconsider ate individual Whether she is a clerk garmentworker stenograph er or executive she soon puts on her Now York face her Chi cago face her San Francisco face or any other artificial physi ognomy which suits the environ I ment in which she lives deadpan expressions the city girls lessen their chances of get ling a husband and the men who adopt the same attitude toward life become rude thoughtless and equally unattractive to the girls Dr Burgess said Many ot them purposely hide behind an artifi cial mental barrier which they call sophistication but is known as mental inertia by sociologists BRITISH SUBS SINK 2 SHIPS Large Italian Liners Reported Sent Down in Attack on Convoy LONDON sub marines sank two large Italian liners ina raid Sept 18 the ad miralty reported Monday A third liner in the Mediter HS35 convoy was damaged a cqmriiurjiquesaid All trafee yyere believed to be vessels of the24469ton Vulcania1 class Prominent Kiwanian Succumbs in Chicago KnVcorge Waller Kimball 56 Chicago acting secre tary of Kiwanis International and the organizer of hundreds of Ki wanis clubs in the United States and Canada died of heart disease at his home in suburban Flossmoor Saturday night He suffered a heart attack while attending a theater five weeks ago Ho was appointed executive head of the Kiwanis last December after serving as assistant secretary since 1925 II S REPAIRS 24 BRITISH SHIPS 12 of Warships Have Come and Gone Already Navy Department Says WASHINGTON navy revealed Monday that at least 24 British warships have put into United States ports for re pairs Twelve of the ships including three battleships have come and gone according to the announce ment The navy department had an nounce Friday that 12 British warships now arc in Anftrican yards undergoing repairs Three battleships the Mayala Kodncy and the Resolution were revealed Monday to have already departed American shores after being refitted for battle duty Five auxiliary vessels two corvettes an armed merchant cruiser and a destroyer completed the list The navy disclosed the names of British warships under its new policy of revealing a limited amount of information about al lied vessels coming to American ports for repairs refitting and provisioning under terms of the lenaIease act 2 Iowa Boys Each 9 Drown in Storm Sewer Excavation DES MOINES Twelve hours after their parents reported them missing H year old Des Moines boys were found druwncci Sunday in a storm sewer excava tion They were Uoyd Grandstaff son of Mr and Mrs Orville Grandstaff and Arthur Wells son of Mr and Mrs Harry Wells Po lice recovered their bodies with grappling hooks in eight feet of water Suicides Among Jews in Berlin Reported BERLIN UR Reliable quar ters reported Monday that a num ber of suicides had occurred in Berlin as result of the new decree requiring Jews to wear badges displaying the star of David The decree according to these sources contains 35 paragraphs and speci fics imprisonment in a concentra tion camp as the punishment for infractions DIES FROM INJURIES ROCKWELL CITY jcorge Maguire 75 died here early Monday of injuries suffered las Wednesday inan automobile collision near here Waterloo Woman 57 Succumbs to Bums WATERLOO result ing from ignition of cleaning fluid proved fatal Sunday to Mrs Gott lieb A Barney 57 of Waterloo Mrs Barney was cleaning some garments in the basement of her home She was taken to a hospital with burns on her face arms and legs Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Considerable cloudiness Monday night and Tuesday cooler Monday night IOWA Considerable cloudiness Monday night and Tuesday cooler Monday night and along the Mississippi river Tuesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday cooler extreme southeast Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 87 Minimum Sunday Night 56 At 8 a m Monday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum jjg Minimum 63 Precipation 101 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday KF Minimum Saturday night 67 8 a m Sunday 74 2 REPORT NAZI FUTURE HINGES ON ROSS FIGHT High Senators Declare Outcome of Present German Drive Vital WASHINGTON sen ators in close touch with the in ternational situation said Monday that Ihe outcome of the present allout drive for a decision in Russia would decide whether Hie nazis would have to sue for peace within six months or whether they would be in a position to wage a long war Both legislators are high rank ing members of the foreign rela tions committee but neither one would authorize the publication of his name in connection with the forecast One said he had been advised that state department authori ties believe the present German thrusts would mark the turning point of the war The other said his informa tion was that the Germans were striving tocut the Red army to pieces bcJorewlritersets In If they failed he added they IMobably would hive to aban don the Russian campaign and attempt to arrange a peace with he soviet and Great Bri tain This senator declared that Ger many was slaking everything on her current drive and isthiow ing away men like paper dolls in order to achieve her objectives along the 1800milc lighting front From Senator Pepper another member ot the foreign re lations committee came a state ment that the outcome of Russias battle against Germany probably would determine whether this country would become an allout participant in the war Russias fight now is our fight Pepper said in an inter view For every stand she makes for every tank she blasts tor every plane she shoots down we should be grateful And we should render her all possible as sistance Administration opponents however evidenced some con cern about the question of Rus sian if the aid was to be financed by any of the funds provided for in the pending lease lend appropriation which Pres ident Roosevelt requested from congress last week Senator Clark one of the foreign policy critics an nounced Sunday that he and like minded legislators would endeav or to write into the appropriation a prohibition against using any of the money to help Russia Senator George DGa how ever said that this prohibition would be a fatal mistake and Sen ate Majority Leader Barkley D Ky forecast the defeat of such an amendment which he termed unwise There has been a general un derstanding Barkley told report ers that Russia would pay for the materials she receives from our country But I dont think we should try to build any blind al leys by writing prohibitions against her Administration leaders have contended since he very first that Russia had assets with which to pay for her immediate military snpply purchases in this country Moreover only last week the reconstruction finance corporation made a SIOOOOOOOO deal with the sov iet for the purchase of certain soviet raw materials However George and others took the view that if the Red army is able to continue its stand despite nazi battering the time may came when Moscow will be unable to replenish its depleted war stocks unless credit is ad vanced To exclude Russia from future leaselend benefit George held could only be interpreted as a repudiation of the presidents pol cies and would be seized upon by the axis powers as an indica Jon of weakness on our part Yacht Takes On Teeth Theformer pleasure yacht Sylvia is commissioned at the iNew navy yard and renamed Tourmaline It will be used tor naval patrol duty Background is one of the cratts antiaircraft guns The vessel is under command of Lieut Commander Charles E Judge standing in front of the gun Report Boris on Way to See Hitler 11 u v i y b I ETCS t r m v By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I called to the colors in the nations Wnvlilo nnr tllFitnrv ot the German army Grand Ad miral Erich Raedcr Gorman nav chief and Nazi Foreign Mini ster Joachim von liibocjilrop would attend the meeting King Boris departure lo con fcr wilh the fuehrer followed Jus inspection of Bulgarian troop mi by the irmv Warlike preparations in Bul garia ostensibly aimed at Turkey or Russia were emphasized Mon day by unconfirmed reports that King Boris III of Bulgaria was enroute to a meeting with Adolf Hitler Berlin authorities declared the report was out of the question Wellin formed sources in An kara predicted that Turkey guir dian of the strategic Dardanelles i gateway between the Mcclitcrrani can and Ihe Black sea faced an i imminent showdown I In Berlin the Wi1hclmstrasse history Neutral observers interpreted Bulgarias military preparations as part of a German plan to highpressure Turkey Britains nonbelligerent ally into makin concessions which would aid the nazi cause in the middle east and Russia reported that Bulgaria had been brought into a state of higher watchfulness which it was said was not surprising in view of the reported landing of Kus sian parachutists on Bulgarian soil King Boris reported visit to Hitler aroused speculation that Bulgaria now almost completely mobilized might be preparing to enter the field as an active aliy of Germany The London radio quotinCT un confirmed Turkish advices said Field Marshal Gen Walther von Brauchitsch commander in chief KING BORIS His resources mobilized CHANGE URGED IN NEUTRALITY ACT Hull Declines to Say If or When Measure to Be Repealed or Revised WASHINGTON of State Huh1 told his press con ference Monday that he had tried for some time to indicate that he believed the neutrality act should be changed He declined to predict how ever whether or when the mea sure would be repealed or revised Hull reminded reporters that he and President Roosevelt had said at the time the neutrality law was enacted that it would be as likely to get this country into the war as to keep it out The secretary said lhat the Iciul Icasc act was based primarily on the doctrine ot self defense and thai it provided a way to go fur ther as the necessities of defense increased In reply to 1 question whether another letter had been received by President Roosevelt from Pre mier Prince Konoye of Japan the secretary said he had no informa tion on this point A report from Shanghai Monday said such let ter was enroute to the president Asked for comment on a re ported Peruvian proposal to es tablish a zone of separation be tween that country and Ecuador Hull said the UnitedStates was interested in seeing differences in South America composed and that commissioners of the United States Chile and Argentina were working for a settlement He also said Chile had not con I suited with the United Slates in the matter of Chilean citizens bc ine held in Germany NAZIS DECLARE 13 VESSELS IN ATLANTIC SUNK MopUp in Ukraine Continues Red Ships b Baltic Attacked By UNITED PRESS Sea war stole the show from the German mop up in the Ukraine Monday Berlin claimed new successes against British shipping in the At lantic particularly around Iceland started an allout attack fo sink the Russian Bailie and Black sea fleets and Home claimed a suicide squad of torpedo boats has sunk British ships within the great Gi braltar naval anchorage Axis sea claims included the fol lowing The nazi high command claimed German submarines attacked two British Atlantic convoys sinking 13 ships including two tankers for a total of 82500 tons the German DNB news agency placed the weeks sinking at 230300 tons including 164000 tons in Icelandic waters and a big tanker sunk 1 000 miles off the French coast apparently close Jo the LL S se curity zone by a longrange nazi bomber German sources said about U Russian lie re may have been some duplication in the been damaged or sunk in the opening of an offen sive to crush the red banner Bal tic and Black sea fleets Tlic toll was said lo include damage to the 23000 ton soviet battleship October Revolution and the fast 8800 ton cruiser Kirov In the Black sea a cruiser two de stroyers and other Russian war ships were reported sunk The Italian h i it h commind claimed that a fleet of tinyV one or twoman suicide torpedo boats had slipped over the massive booms and other defenses pro tecting the great British bastion of Gibraltar Rome claimed lhat Italian torpedoes sent three Brit ish ships to the bottom and dam aged beyond hope oC repair a fourth ship NAZIS CLAIM 10 RED DIVISIONS DESTROYED The Germans reported that 30 red army divisions possibly 300 000 to men have been de stroyed in the big Kiev campaign and that violent Russian attempts to escape from the encirclement area have failed The cutting up of four Rus sian armies trapped east of Kiev was said to be proceeding rapidly despite persistent Russian efforts backed by tanks and other heavy weapons to crush the nazi steel ring GERMANY PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON TURKEY Reports that Bulgaria maybe about to enter the war may derive from the successes scored by the nazi armies on the Ukraine front Some British rumors said that King Boris of Bulgaria is meeting Adolf Hitler and that Bulgaria has decided on full cooperation with Germany There was some doubt as to the form of this cooperation Ger many was believed to be increas ing pressure on Turkey for use of the Dardanelles to move war snips and troop transports into the Black sea and the British be lieved that if Turkey continues to resist Germany and Bulgaria may CLAIJI RUSSIANS CANT BREAK OUT OF POCKET On the Russian fighting front the Germans admitted that Mar shal Scmyon Timoshcnkos army of the center has launched opera tions designed to relieve the ter rific pressure on Budcnnys forces but claimed lhat these soviet ef forts had failed Four Russian at tempts to break out of the Kiev Poltava pocket were said to have failed nnd Russian prisoners in the Ukraine were said now to number hundreds of thousands wuh the figure constantly rising V A German column hart reached the sea of Aziv iso lating Crimea except by sea and on Jhc Baltic front the oermans claimed control of a third island guarding the en trance to the Gulf of Finland Osel and was believed about ready to attack the re maining soviet stronRpoinl on the southern entrance lo the gulf London believed tliat the Ger mans were reinforcing and dcor Kanizing their Ukraine spear heads at the fastest possible speed in an attempt to crush soviet pow ers of resistance before Americar ;