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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME c o u 0 DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES 0 E 5 M 0 IK E 3 IA VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED PRESS KVe CENTS A COPY THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 1941 TIIIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 j f IIA jr M v J J o wr i f njtfl HITLER P R EP ARES Wl NT E R C AM P AICN TriPower Pact SAYS Of ALLIANCE TO Some of Leaders With ProAxijt Leanings Are Silenced by Tokio By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fricfay began a subdued Saturdays first an niversary ol her entry into the RomeBerlin alliance by stressing asserted world peace aims of the axis Celebrations were restricted in some instances proaxis leaders were silenced by government or der Nobumbumi Ito Japanese cabinet spokesman declared that the totalitarian pact was not like military alliances of the for advantages in the prosecution of that its primary objective was peace and that Japan would re tain her ties to this end Ito quoted Emperor Hirohilos dictum that we fervently hope cessation of disturbances and res toration of peace will be realized as swiftly as possible During her year in the axis bloc Japan has gone through an other exhausting 12 months of war with China and seen her world trade virtually disappear through the freezing oE credits and the spread of war pn the ChineseJapanese bat tleffont Japanese dispatches re I Porto that nan province capital that another Chinese anriy of 100000 men was encircled 25 miles north east of the city Only two Chinese armies re mained to defend Changsha a Japanese military spokesman said Japanese troops were reported to have advanced within 18 miles of the city of 600000 pop ulation and 300000 Chinese soldiers were said to be retreat ine along a 180mile front Americans stranded in Japan a lack of shipping for the United States saw a glimmer of hope in a disclosure by the offi cial Japanese spokesman Kon Ishii that the Tokio government was considering dispatching a Japanese vessel to take Americans home from Japan and to take Japanese nationals home from the United States If finally arranged the ship also would carry piles of mail now held up by te suspension of service SUB SURCOUF IS AT PORTSMOUTH Repairs Being Made to Free French UBoat Heaviest in World WASHINGTON heav iest known submarine in the world the 4300 ton Surcouf of the free French forces was dis closed officially Friday to be at Portsmouth N H The navy announced that the Surcouf which was one of a num ber of French submarines whose crews decided to put in with the British after the fall of France was in the Portsmouth harbor for repairs under the lendIease ant Also the British submarine Parthian was reported at Ports mouth and the British destroyer Burnham the former U S de stroyer Aulick at Boston both for repairs The Surcouf is so big that it carries a small airplane along with 8 guns 10 torpedo tubes and a crew of 150 It has a cruising radius estimated at 12000 miles The ordinary submarine is about half the sue of the Surcouf The announcement brought to 27 the total of British and free French craft disclosed to be un dergoing or to have undergone repairs in the United States Girl Returning Home From School Killed JEFFERSON Bice II year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen Rice of Grand Junc tion died in the hospital here Thursday after being struck by a car The girl crossing the Lincoln highway cnroute home from school passed behind one car and into the path of another Duke and Duchess in Capitol British embassy standing Ickes Gives New Figures on Tank Cars WASHINGTON Ickes the petroleum coordmator said Friday a Tactual inventory had lound a net surplus of only 5192 rail tank cars available to haul petroleum to the Atlantic seaboard This finding sharply disagreed with a contention by J J Felley president of the Association of American Railroads that 20000 idle tank cars were available for operation in the oil emergency The survey Ickes quoted was made by the east coast transpor tation committee of the oil indus try The senate committee which in vestigated the oil situation in the east reported there was no short age that unnecessary alarm had been created and suggested that restrictions on gasoline sales be lifted Report Canadians Captured 28 Nazis1 in Raid on France Small Boat Attack in Occupied Area of small Boatraid nazioccupied France recently Was reported in private advices Friday to have resulted in the capture of 28 German army officers The Canadians according to ad vices from occupied France were believed to have captured most of the staff of a German division m the nighttime raid The German officers were asleep in villas on Brittany when the attack party LOOK INSIDE FOR GEORGE AKUSS fined for Not Listing Securities PAGE 2 Episcopalian Church Meeting Is Planned STATE PAGE ick 28 St Paul Minn pianist lor the Pedro de Leon band appear ing at a loop hotel was found dead early Fridayirt the bands dressing room where police said he had hanged himself McCormick failed arrived it was reported The Ca nadians were believed to have seized a numberof military docu 75TT ind f ol w ASHTfi r T n N nmh owed a on specific objectives The raid i an Amen Q lasted than an can Dorn duchess concluding a reported Packed wo chain official TH sotial tails left Friday for the prisoners were taken back Chicago and the ducal ranch in to angland i wiiii me cneers ol Keports said that the Germans friendly crowds as their farewell had ordered evacuation of iso laled villas along the Normandy and Brittany coasts at Deauville Dinard and other resort spols to prevent similar raids in the future MAN FOUND IN STREET DIES Cause of Emmetsburg Plumbers Death Not Known Inquest EMMETSBURG F C Gil christ 60 Emmetsburg plumber died Friday a few minutes after he was found lying unconscious on an Emmetsburg street His feet were cut and bruised Gilchrist had been working in a hotel here and had left about 10 minutes before his body was found outside the door Coroner R J Brink said that cause of the death was uncertain and that an inquest may be held later Friday Roosevelt Encouraged by Stand of Legion WASHINGTON Rooseveltdeclared Friday that he was very much heartened and encouraged by the American Le gions decision to support his in ternational policies He conveyed his thanks personally to the new Legion commander Lynn U Stambaugh of Fargo N Dak who called at the white house Fri day to inform the president ot the supporting resolutions adopted by the Legions national conven tion at Milwaukee FORMJER RESIDENT DIES has been here of the death ot Miss No Frills for British Underwear Is Streamlined LONDON and stamped underwear for women is the latest wrinkle in Britains war effort The board trade announced that the new governmentcon trolled undies would have no frills httle if any lace and would be within reach of everyones pocket book Each garment will bear a mono srara but not the fancy silk woven initials sometimes used In stead it ing controlled a pair of pink pants uncontrolled may cost S15 night dresses and WINDSORS LEAVE FOR CHIC AGO Friendly Crowds Cheer Farewell Will Return SHREVEPORT HAS WAR TRAPPINGS Civilians Join in Maneuver Defense With Mock Seriousness By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 Italian Balkan Troops By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign News Editor Neutral dispatches reported Friday that Germany is attempt ing to raise nn ItalianBalkan army ol more than 1000000 men to reinforce the armies already battling Russia on the eastern front The dispatches originating largely in Turkey coincided with reports from the fighting front which told of stiffening Russian 3 MEET DEATH ON GUILLOTINE OF PARIS COURT French Tribunal of Acts to Halt Spread of Reprisals PARIS The first three men sentenced to death by tle powerful tribunal of slate were executed Friday on the guillotine in the courtyard of Sante prison Authoritative sources said the court a French tribunal created to show the Germans the French themselves could handle the op position problem and to forestall the spread of German reprisals was expected to hand down i new list of condemnations soon All three put to death Friday were communists Adolphe Guyot communist leader ot the Seine num mimama the rei Pans department Jacques WOOK said to have asked 150000 troont 0000from nil i llC nlrilC Ol CinnviM Tmi I nn f BITTER RUSSIAN RESISTANCE IS MET ON FRONTS Germans Making Attack on Crimea Blasted by Fields of Mines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolt Hitlers invasion armies are preparing for a fullscale win ij ter campaign against Russia it was indicated in Berlin late Fri extraordinarily bloody around Leningrad The Turkish reports claimed that German diplomatic rep resentatives are working over time seeking to recruit new Balkan levies Germany was said lo desire that Italy send about 500000 men to he east in addition to the lascist expeditionary corps now in Rus sia Italy is believed to have about two divisions now lighting Russians From Rumania the reich was un ui any ana lighting and stores in nazioccupied Norway were ordered to surrender their wool blankets for use by the German army It is generally recognized now that one cannot figure on the pressure of German troops on the soviet armies letting up dur ing he winter months the of ficial German news agency said In the field it was apparent that the Germans were meeting bitter The narac of Gabriel Peri an garia 150COO and other former communist deputy was mentioned as probably among those whose cases now have been decided at further sittings ol the tribunal Slovakia The Germans were said to be meeting considerable dilliculties in this effort The Rumanians have four to six divisions in Russia now This court is separata from the and i is Uno wn IhatcSerabie aSv tics The trappings oC war were addPROTEST ARRESTS BY to besieged Shreveport Friday JAPS IN INDOCHINA born duchess concluding a Canada with the cheers of They will be back again next month to be entertained at the white house At that time too Windsor desires to resume his studies with American officials o some new deal social and eco ed as fierce fighting between the second and the third armies con verged on this northwestern Louisiana city of 100000 situ AtedviSJhejientejrjjI tfoe gigantic Civilians joined in the second armys defense of Shreveport in mock seriousness donning red arm bands and placing red Vs for victory on automobile windshields Machine guns and artillery were set up at approaches to the city and steclhchneled infantrymen tramped the streets in full battle kit Meantime to the south Lieut Gcneral Ben Lears outnumbered forces fought a rear delaying the slow iiitisij uisiujiug mt blUW nomic programs which hp hopes steady advance ot LieutGeneral which Walter Kruegers huge third army to adapt to the Bahamas ot the onetime kingemperor Britain is governorgeneral of Second army defenses were drawn semicircle 50 miles south in u semicircie au miles south The duke Friday discussed de and cast of Shreveport from Cen J15G inattprs with ma y nrtrl nmnr tfl A T i The 100 mile line bristled with artillery and machine gun nests Antitank guns protected vital roadways and antiaircraft wea pons were posted at important bridgeheads to ward off bombing attacks and keep troop and supply fense matters with war and navy department officials Then he and the duchess visited with friends at the British embassy They occupied a special car at tached to a regular Pennsylvania railroad trainwhich left at p m The train takes them through Baltimore the home town of the duchess the former WaHis War field They will not stop there this time but will visit there on their return from Canada DEGORAHS LOW REPORTED AS 30 1 Light Frost Recorded in Iowa Falls Cedar Rapids and Waterloo DBS MOINES P Freezing temperatures were reported in Iowa Friday morning for the first time this season Decorah and Marshalltown re ported 30 degree readings but the weather bureau did not knoxv of any serious damage Light frost was seen in the vicinity of Iowa Falls Waterloo and Cedar Rapids however Mason Citys lowwas 33 Temperatures over Ihe slate averaged 11 degrees below normal Friday morning Southerly winds with a veloc ity of 25 to 30 miles an hour are expected to bring welcome warmth lo the state Friday and Saturday following the cool spell National Bank Call Issued by Comptroller WASHINGTON P The comptroller of the currency Friday issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Wednes day Sept24 The comptrollers order applied j all national banks The federal reserve board issued a similar call for condition reports from state ie total of The thousands of other stnte banks insured by the federal de posit insurance corporation were not asked to report That agency ues bank calls only twice a year defending guard lines open to the front Secrecy shrouded main troop movements on both sides but the third army was known to be massing huge infantry reserves about 50 miles behind the front supposedly ready to pour through any breach in the line torn by combined armored and mechan ized infantry divisions Wont Recommend Day Saving Time Extension WASHINGTON fed eral powericommission announced Friday it would not recommend the continuation beyond Sept 28 of daylight saving time in any region of the United States This decision was reached Commission Chairman Leland Olds said after a canvass of the power situation throughout the country and an analysis of the effect of summer daylight saving in the southeast ern rcgion VICHY Unoccupied France IndoChina authorities have protested vigorously to Ja pan charging violation of French sovereignty as a result of sudden Japanese troops infhe it was announced officially Friday The strongly worded protest declared the action of the Japan ese commaiicf was nn able violation of French sover eignty despite the solemn guaran tee by Hie Japanese government in nil accords signed up until now between it and the French gov ernment na or the withdrawal of these forces now that Bessarabia has been recov ered Russian reports claim the Rumanians have suffered heavily in operations against Odessa The size or the Hungarian force in Russia is not known and there have been reports of dls affection ol these troops An bad Bullets Fired at Cables Cut Phones DES MOINES bullets fired into cables interrupting tele phone service in the DCS Moiiies area have prompted an investiga tion by Sheriff Vane B Ovcrturff The officer said youths from the city who go into the country to shoot rifles may be to blame troops to fisht Russia and had suggested instead that Bulgar ian troops he used for occupa tion purposes elsewhere in Eu rope The Bulgarrau suggestion prob ably was motivated by widespread sympathy for Russia among the Bulgarian populace and fear ot internal difficulties if Bulgaria should declare war on the soviet The suggestion that Germany wants more Slovak troops con flicted with previous reports that Slovak units had been withdrawn from Russia and sent back home because they fraternized with the reel army Italys attitude toward the Sights Two Persons on Raft NEW YORK Pucrlo Hican news bureau reported Fri day it had received a dispatch from San Juan that a U S navy plane had sighted persons believed lo be two survivors of the freigh ter Ethel Shake on a raft about 175 miles southeast of San Juan This was the first intimation that the disabled yhip had been sunk although she sent out a distress call Thursday night that she was foundering in a storm of near hurricane force Fred Bortz Formerly ofRuddDiesat54 RUDD Fred Bortz 54 of Bremer formerly of Rudd died Wednesday night Funeral services will be Sun day at Bremer He is survived by his widow land ore brother Herman of Rudd Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and not so cool Friday night Saturday fair and warmer with southerly winds 25 lo 30 miles an hour Saturday afternoon IOWA Fair Friday night and i Saturday not so cool Friday j iighi warmer Saturday southi erly winds 2530 miles per hour I Saturday and over extreme west Friday afternoon j MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Fri day night and Saturday scat tered showers north Friday night and northwest and ex treme north Saturday not so cool north and central Friday night warmer east and south Saturday southerly winds 25 lo 30 miles an hour south portion i Saturday and over northwest j and extreme west Friday afterI noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics j Maximum Thursday 5B Minimum Thursday night 33 At 8 a m Friday Although the mercury dipped to I the lowest point Ibis fall Thursday re ported proposal is not known The fascist council of ministers will meet with Premier Benito Musso lini Saturday Some reports have suggested that Italy would prefer to use her troops in Africa or the Balkans rather than Russia soviet resistance along the entire 1200mile front from Leningrad to the Black sea The British radio reported that 15000 Germans who landed on the fortified soviet islands of Oescl and Dagoc guarding he en trance to the Gulf of Finland had been wiped out The islands it was said were proving impenetrable to all Ger man attacks Berlin had previously an nounced the capture ol beset MINEFIELDS IN CRIMEA BLOW UP GERMANS Whole battalions of German shock troops have been blown to pieces by minefields in a strong reaching Lonclbn saio and the Russians were reported o have the situation well in hand after stemming two nazi assaults German parachute troops used in the attack likewise were de clared annihilated In the siege or Leningrad Russians admitted that German siege armies were steadily in creasing their pressure despite colossal losses but declared that a series ot battles had hurled the Germans back from several ad vanced lines Soviet frontline dispatches Inlc Friday said fighting near the an cient walled cityof Novgorod 100 miles south of Leningrad was still raging with Russian troops repuls ing all German attempts to cross the Volkhov river The Russians abandoned Nov gorod a month ago and since then the Germans have given the im pression that nazi columns from night no frost was observed YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum si 33 EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period from p m Friday Sept 26 to p m CST Wednesday Oct 1 Upper Mississippi valley and Indiana The temperature will av erage near normal except above normal western Iowa rising trend first part of period becoming cooler Minnesota Sunday and HANDTOHAND RUSSIANS CLAIM RSPORT GERMAN ATTACK i IRAN nv suburbs of Leningrad to be the scene of hamltohaml fighting In the Gomel sector Rus claimed a counteroffensive in a drive to ease mes vjuuoj anu ve n a rve o Monday and remainder district sure on soviet forces ill the Ukraine East of Kiev 1 nois Indiana Iowa and principal ly latter half of period beginning northern Minnesota northern Wis comm Saturday night or Sunday London pointed out that a German attack tne Crimea was developing and speculated that British troops might he sent through Iran into the soviet to aid Russia ;