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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES DCS MOINES IA HOME EDITION VOL XLV1I ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1941 WUS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 304 DEPORT BRIDGES EXAMINER URGES DrJZascom Indicted for Manslaughter GRAND JURORS FREE MULHERN IN BOYS DEATH Nora Springs Physician Faces Trial for Crash of Auto With Tractor Indictment of Dr L A Bascom Nora Springs for manslaughter was voted Monday by the Cerro Gordo county grand jury while a no bill was returned in the case of Fred Mulhern Mason City youth who had been bound over on the same charge The Bascom indictment resulted from the death of Henry L Beard who died May 7 of injuries re ceived when the tractor on which he was riding was struck from the rear by Dr Bascoms car Mr Beard was thrown to the paving on highway 18 five miles east of Mason City by the impact The accident which occurred at about 6 p m was due to a combination ot circumstances in volving the sudden glare of the sun through the clouds and mis judgment of clearance in passing the tractor a coroners jury re ported afterward Mrs Beard in a 515000 damage suit against the Nora Springs physician states in her petition that it was caused by Dr Bas coms faulty vision The damage suit at present is stayed by an appeal to the supreme court from the district court refusal of Dr Bascoms for trial jn muZhStr lad was bound over following the death of a high school classmate Lyle Car man on April 25 Lyle died from a cerebral hemorrhage ap parently the result of a blow County Coroner H E Smiley re ported after an autopsy Fred admitted striking the other lad twice with his fist as he stepped from an automobile at the underpass on Elm drive accord ing to Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe who investigated the case He had been free on 32500 bond since being bound over to the grand jury Lord Halifax Takes Off From Lisbon on Return Trip to U S LISBON Portugal Halifax British ambassador to the United States took off by clipper for New York Monday on his re turn aircrossing of the Atlantic after more than a months absence from his post Lady Halifax accompanied him The ambassador arrived at a British airport Aug 22 after fly ing the ocean in a bomber from Canada Taylor Confers With Churchill in London LONDON C Tay lor President Roosevelts personal representative to the Vatican con ferred with Prime Minister Win ston Churchill Monday amid re ports that some plan of world wide action by the Catholic church was under discussion Taylor who had come from Vatican City by the most direct air route possible had talked with United States Ambas sador John G Winant Anthony J DrexelBiddle American ambas sador to the Polish government in exile and David Gray United States minister to Eire American Pilot With RAF Bags Fifth Plane LONDON year old Pilot Officer G A Daymond of Los Angeles youngest member the American Eagle squadron has boosted his bag of enemy planes to five includinga Dornier 17 during a recent patrol over France the air ministry revealed Friday During that patrol Day mond and another eaglet Pilot Officer J Flynn of Chicago beat off an attack by six Messer schmilts and shot down one each as they fought their way back across the channel to the English coast It was Flynns second DIES IN TOURIST CABIN MISSOURI VALLEY body of a man identified as Har old Claire Moore about 40 Minneapolis Minn was found a tourist cabin here Sunday Acting Coroner Cy Darncs sa Moore apparently died of a attack The lid i heart Princesses See Review f Princesses Margaret Rose left and Elizabeth daugh ters of King George and Queen Elizabeth watch the troops march past during a review by the British monarch of the Canadian Forestry Corps at Balmoral castle CZECHS REVEAL 6 EXECUTED New Protector of BohemiaMoravia Takes Steps to Stamp Revolt LONDON Czech gov ernment exiie announced Mon day that six persons had been ex ecuted on orders of Reinhard Heydrich new reichs protector for BohemiaMoravia including General Josef Bily former mili tary commander of Bohemia and Divisional General Hugo Vojti deputy commander of the seventh army corps at Bratislava Bratislava is the capital of the Germanprotected state of Slo vakia which Germany carved out of dismembered CzcchoSlovakia The first news of the six ex ecutions while names were not given had come previously from the German radio according to a Reuters transcript of the broad cast which said the condemned persons went before the firing squad Sunday The executions were the first imposed by Heydrich right hand man of the gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler Premier Elios Held on Treason Count BERLIN General Alois Elias premier of the German pro tectorate of BohemiaMoravia was held Monday on charges of premeditating high treason as nazi authorities took steps to curb cer tain elements among the Czecn population which they said had committed acts hostile to the reich Moving with characteristic speed Reinhard Heydrich ace troubleshooter of the German secret police clamped a state of civil emergency on six districts of BohemiaMoravia within 24 hours after relieving 68 year old Baron Konstantin von Neurath as reichs protector Von Neurath was said to have asked a temporary leave because of ill health No details were released on measures to be taken under the state of emergency but it gen erally includes a curfew clos ing of theaters and other pub lic gatherings places summary executions exceptionallyheavy prison terms and confiscation of property for acts regarded as offenses against the order and security of the state BRITISH PLAN EAST DEFENSE AntiAxis Front to Left Flank of Russian Armies Is Mapped Out SIMLA India highest commanders in Africa anc Asia have worked out full detail cooperation between Indi and the middle east regarding th antiaxis front now established from Syria through Iraq and Iran to the left flank of the Russian armies it was announced of ficially Monday Gen Sir Archibald P Wavell commander of British forces ir India and Gen Sir Claude J E Auchinleck commander of Britisn armies in the middle east met Fri day and Saturday at Baghdad Iraq for that purpose the an nouncement said Rock and Stench Bomb Hurled Into Window of Rapids Cafeteria CEDAR RAPIDS 20 pound rock followed by a crude slench bomb was hurled through a front window at the Bishop cafeteria in Cedar Rapids abou 3 a m Sunday A merchant po liceman pursued two men in i green automobile but they out distanced him Roy Doty manager of the local cafeteria told police he received an anonymous telephone call about 9 p m Saturday advising him to sign up or youll be sorry He connected the incident with a bakers AFL strike which has been in progress at the companys Des Moines cafeteria for several months Doty said there had been no labor trouble in the local cafeteria CONFERENCE ON PROVIDINGHELP TO REDS OPENS Transportation as Well as War Supplies Are Taken Into Studies MOSCOW UR Conferences among American British and Rus sian delegations began Monday ind leaders hoped plans for sup plying soviet war needs would be ompleted within a week W AvereU Harriman leader of he United States delegation and Ixnd Beaverbrook head of the British group arrived Sunday light and were received by Pre mier Josef Stalin at the Kremlin United Slates Ambassador Lau A Sleinhardt British Am aassador Sir Stafford Cripps For eign Commissar V M Molotov and Maxim Litvinov a member of the Russian delegation participated in he conversations at the Kremlin fiarriman said he hoped the con ference would finish its work in a week We are here to find out in de ail what Russias needs are now and for the future and to make present and future plans to supply them in so far as possible he said We hope to work very fast because time is most important He said the conference would discuss transportation of materials as well as the question of supply He disclosed that Russia had pre sented a list of requirements to the United States but had not asked foraiiything under the leaselend act The conference was suggested by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill after their conference in the north At lantic In a letter to Stalin Mr Roosevelt and Mr Churchill promised to continue arms ship ments to Russia and proposed the conference to determine how best to distribute American and Brit ish war supplies among forces on the Russian front the British home front and British armies in the near and far east The conferees also will consider how much raw material each power can supply and will discuss questions of longterm strategy probably laying the basis for the 1942 campaign against the axis Senate Group to See Spence Film Premiere HOLLYWOOD UR Warner brothers announced Monday thai the senate subcommittee investi gating the motion picture indus try has accepted an invitation to attend the premiere of One Foo In Heaven in Washington D C next Thursday The picture slars Frederic March and Martha Scott Miss Scott Actress Elisabetl Fraser and Director Irving Rappe are among those who plan to at tend the premiere The inovie v based on a book written by Harl zel Spence Boy Dies in Auto Accident to cele brate the birthday anniversaries two 15 year old boys ended in tragedy for one them Satur day evening as Dick Bahnson lost lis life in an auto accident at an ntersection eight miles south of Rockford Dick the son of Mr and Mrs Carl Bahnson of Rockford was riding with Carl Noss 17 on their way to pick up another youne man who was also cele bratinr his sixteenth birthday when their car collided with one in which three Dougherty boys were riding dr The They were Rullie Schriner the iver Leo Holding and Ray Barr ne Barr youth was the only one mrt in that machine He was reated for minor injuries by a physician at Dougherty Sheriff B F Atherton of Floyd county said Sunday night that both Koss and Schriner were be ng held in the Floyd county jail Jlthough no charges have been Iiled He reported that NOES does not have a drivers license Coroner Carl Hauser said Bahn ion had died instantly as the re iult of a fractured skull and a rushed chest Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p m in the Rock ford Methodist church with the Rev Fred A Smith in charge Members of the Rockford high school faculty and students of the school will attend the services Pallbearers alV schoolmates are Ronald Squires Willy Wiegahd Don Webb Ralph Kruse Wayne Brallier and Carl Noss The lad is survived by his par ents three brothers Gerald 6 Ralph 8 and James 10 and a sis ter Mrs Pat Kuhlemeier of Roclc ford The family lived near Rock well until about three years ago Dick was a sophomore in the Rockford high school Practicing Buglers Disrupt Maneuvers CAMP DAVIS N Car Smallscale maneuvers were in progress and a number of troops had been posted around a clear ing Orders were to hold those positions until the bugle sounded for mess All went well until sev eral buglers started practicing The troops scrambled from their posls were wiped out quickly by the enemy and arrived at mess hall only to find they were an hour carlv Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy with ris i n g temperatures occasions rains Monday night and Tues day IOWA Cloudy and warmer Mon day night and Tuesday with occasional rain MINNESOTA Increasing cloudi ness Monday night and Tuesday rain south Tuesday and north east by night warmer Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic Maximum Sunday 61 Minimum Sunday night 29 At 8 a m Monday 32 A heavy frost re corded here this season occurrec Sunday night as the mercury dipped to a low of 29 during thi night YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 47 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum in night 38 At 8 a m Sunday 40 YEAR AGO Maximum BR Minimum 43 DICK BAHNSOX of crash Woman Killed at Emmetsburg Elwood Ferguson 26 Emmetsburg was killed and six persons were injured near here Sunday when cars of ficers said were driven by Leo Jannsen 19 and Hans Jenson 54 collided at a rural intersection Mrs Ferguson passenger in the Jannscn car died from head in juries Hans Jenson of Emmets burg and his wife received bruises and lacerations Riding with Leo Jannsen were his parents Mr and Mrs William Jannsen of Emmets burg Dorothy Jnnnscn 16 and Mrs Ferguson his sister and a cousin Herminc Schultz 8 of Hoopeslon 111 all of whom are in the Emmetsburg hospital suffering from cuts and bruises Mrs Ferguson is survived by her parents several brothers and sisters and her husband now em ployed in Illinois and whom she planned to join there next week 41 Traffic Toll in Iowa Now 445 By TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 1941 Iowa traffic fatality toll stood at 455 Monday compared with 367 on a similar date a year ago as a result of weekend acci dents on Iowa highways which look four lives Bob Schneider 20 was killed and three others were injured Sun day in a collision one mile north of Monticello Ncls Storn 16 Sioux City was hit by a car BRITISH BOMB 9 ITALIAN CITIES IN HEAVY RAIDS Mussolini Boasts of Smashing Attack on British Sea Convoy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Great Biilain and Itaiy reported a violent exchange of blows in air and sea fighting Monday with RAF bombers raiding nine fascist cities overnight in the heaviest assaults of the war there while Premier Mussolinis high com mand announced a smashing nine hour attack on a British convoy in tile Mediterranean Informed quarters in London hinted that the KAfs allout offensive striking with the heaviest possible bomb loads might be the start of a bomb Italy out of the war campaign It was the 220Ui raid of the war on Italy Italians countered with reports o a devastating aerial attack on the British Mediterranean Jlect Three British cruisers and at least three merchant ships were sunk by Italian torpedo planes the fascist high command said Nine other craft were reported damaged by bombhits including a British battleship which the Rome radio identified as the 33 D50 ton Nelson one of Britains newest and biggest capiial ships In London the British admir alty heavily discounted the Italian claim admitting one merchant ship sunk and a warship damaged REPORT BRITISH TROOPS ON WAY TO CAUCASUS On he Russian war front the Berlin radio quoted Bagdad dis patches as saying British troops were rumored cnrputc to reinforce Russias red armies in the Cau casus Two divisions of British troops were said to have left Bagdad for the north The Italian high command ac knowledged a toll of 11 persons killed and 55 wounded as RAF bombers pouurled four Kalian mainland cities four in Sicily and the Island City of Rhodes In addition two persons were killed in blackouts London dispatches said the RAF left great fires raging in Genoa and at other points in northern Italy ROME AVOIDED IV ATTACKS ON ITALY The RAF avoided earlier expectations that the fascist capital might be bombed in re prisal for an axis attack on Cairo holy city of the Moslem but showered highexplosive bombs and incendiaries on Genoa Spezia Turin and Savona Marina on the Italian mainland Some of the casualties were at a fifth mainland city Milan but the in juries and fatalities were from antiaircraft shells and traffic ac cidents Also attacked were the Sicilian towns of Palermo Trapani Mar sala and Caste Votrano and the Italian island of Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean One RAF plane was reported shot down by antiaircraft fire at Turin with the crew of five killed Reports from Bern said large numbers of planes passed over Switzerland during the night in dicating that the raiders flew over the Alps from Britain on a 1200 mile round trip journey RUSSIANS SAY LOSSES BY RUMANIANS HEAVY In Ihe Russian campaign now in its 15th week soviet dispatches reported the rout of two German allied Rumanian infantry brigades in bitter fighting on the southern Ukraine front with more than 1500 Rumanians killed and de clared that Marshal Semeon Timo shenkos red armies on the central front had recaptured 10 more vil lages in a drive from Yelnya to Smolensk Soviet troops were reported to have hurled the Germans from three lines of trenches and crossed the Desna river advancing on a sixmile front Around siegefirt Leningrad in the north soviet frontline reports said the citys defenders were attacking incessantly then driving forward without re spile A Russian correspondent tele graphed from behind the siege lines that we have already cracked the enemys advance GERMAN WARPLANES BLAST AT CRIMEA Advices reaching London said that German warplanes were vio LOOK INSIDE FOR GEN GEOnGE MARSHALL Praises 2nd and 3rd Armies in Maneuvers PAGE 2 Boy Scout Camporee Is Held at Algona STATE PAGE lently blasting railroads and high ways on the Crimea peninsula key to control of Black sea waters but that nazi troops were making little if any progress in attempts to cross the fourmile wide Pcrekop isth mus Behind this gateway to the Crimea the Russians were de clared to be holding stoutly wip ing out German parachute troops and shelling the Germans to a standstill behind a vast deathtrap of minefieldsat the isthmus bot tleneck Adolf Hitlers Inch command silent on Ihe Crimea operations reported that German and Italian troops had outflanked and destroyed three soviet di 45000 a battle northeast of thenaziiicld city of Dniepcropctrovsk The high command said the Russians caught in swampy ter rain suffered heavy and bloody with 13000 red troops taken prisoner so far NAZIS DENY SENDING OUT PEACE FEELERS Meanwhile authorized quarter in Berlin denied Germany was at tempting peace feelers or nego tiations countering rumors thai the reich was contacting the French or Turkish governments in that respect Fairy tales especially at a time when Germany is on an un exampled march to victory a nazi spokesman said ITALIANS CLAIM 3 BRITISH CRUISERS SUNK Heavy naval action marked the wars developments over the weekend Premier Mussolinis high com mand asserted that torpedofirinfi Italian planes sank three British cruisers in an attack on a convoy in the central Mediterranean A battleship another large ship a destroyer and six smaller ships also were damaged the Italians re ported Presumably describing Ihe same action the London admir alty said an important convoy had been successfully taken through the central Mediter ranean despite consistent at tacks by the enemy air force A single ship in the convoy was damaged so badly it had to be scuttled the admiralty said and one of the escorting British war ships suffered slight damage Moscow reported that seven Ger man ships had been sunk or dam aged including a cruiser three de stroyers two transports and a tanker while the Germans coun tered with a claim that nazi shore batteries set 3 Russian cruiser afire and that divebombers hit a soviet battleship near Kronstadt naval base guarding the sea apI proach to Leningrad Snow Flurries Are Reported in Moscow MOSCOW ot light snow fell in Moscow Mout day SEARS ASSERTS WEST CIO CHIEF IS COMMUNIST Immigration Inspector Rules Party Advocates Overthrow of U S WASHINGTON tion to his native Australia ot Harry Bridges west coast CIO leader was recommended to At lorney General Biddle Monday on the ground that Bridges was a member of the communist party and that the communist party advocates and teaches the over throw by force and violence of the United States government The recommendation was made by Charles B Sears retired Buf falo N Y jurist who presided as a special immigration service inspector at a 10 week hearing in San Francisco to determine wheth er Bridges was deportable under the immigration laws At the same time Sears denied a request by Bridges to reopen the deportation case to hear evi dence that the FBI allegedly tapped the wire of a New York hotel room in which Bridges was staying after the San Fran cisco hearing ended Sears held that after Bridges entered the United Stales in April 1920 he became a member ot the communist parly and the Marine Workers Industrial union In his findings of fact with re spect to Bridges membership in these organizations Sears held That the communist party ot tlic United States from the time of its inception in 1919 to the pres ent time is an organization that believes in advises advocates and teaches theoverthrow by force andviolence ot the govern ment of the United Slates The Inspector also found thai Ihe Marine Workers Industrial union which Bridges allegedly joined after coming to this country in 1929 was a part of Ihe communist Darty and as such advocated and taught the overthrow of the govern ment In a report of IBS pages Sears concluded at one point that Bridges was connected with the communist party hy stating that the Waterfront Worker a labor newspaper was an instrument of the communist party and the MWIU and that Bridges was an editor of the paper I conclude Scars said in part that the aliens Bridges asso ciation with the Waterfront Worker demonstrates his affilia tion with both the MWIU and the communist party if not actual membership in either or both these organizations Scars also cited in support of his findings the testimony of Harry Lundeberr head of the Sailors union of the Pa cific relative to a dinner parly conversation participated in by Lundcbersr Bridges and others At this meeting Scars report said one of the group identified as Sam Darcy asked Lundeberg to join the communist party and stated that Bridges was also 1 member of the communist partv The Lundeberg testimony as quoted in the Sears report was that Bridges spoke up and told Lundeberg You dont have to he a raid because nobody has to know you DIES ON TRAIN FORT MADISON FI Hubert 68 Shcboygan Wis for1 mer president of the Lakeshirc Marty Cheese company at Ply mouth Wis was found dead Monday aboard n Santa Fe train when it arrived here Death was attributed to a heart attack HARRY BRIDGES urged ;