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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1941, Mason City, Iowa OF tOMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AND AfiCHIVtS HOME EDITION TH6 NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV1I ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY THE IRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER So THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 305 BETS BUN FROM HUSBAND KILLS HIM British Cut Ship Losses by TwoThirds BUT CHURCHILL SAYSNAZISMAY TRY BIG DRIVE Declares Britain and U S Must Sacrifice to Utmost to Aid Russia LONDON Britain lighting Vin intimate concert with America and Russia has cut losses in the battle of the At lantic by twothirds since July but niust face the possibility that Germany will launch an allout of fensive against the Suez Canal through Spain against North Africa and against the Britisn Isles Prime Minister Winston Churchill said Tuesday Great Britain and the United States Churchill told the house of commons must malce the ut most sacrifices and the greatest effort to increase the flow of war aid already started to the soviet union but the question of a Brit ish invasion of Europe to relieve the Bed army has been considered without result at the present time We are in complete ignor ance of AY hat Hitler is going to do the prime minister ex plained in reference to failure of the British to Invade the con tinent at present The prime minister painted the Brightest picture Ithat he had been T of Ml Out German directions in the months We do not know how far Hit ler will attempt to penetrate the vast lands of Russia in the face of valiant Russian defense or Jiow long his people will endure theirown tremendous losses or again whether he will decide to stand on the defensiveand exploil the territory ol immense value which he had conquered Churchill said We dont know whether he will turn part of his vast army southward toward the Valley of the Nile or if he will make his way through Spain into northwesi Africa or whether using the great continental railways Europe and an immense chain of air tields he will shift the weight o his army for an intensive inva sion of the British Isles It will certainly be in his power while standing on the defensive in the east to under take all three ot these hazard ous enterprises on a great In the course of his speech Churchill said 1 British shipping losses in ttv battle of the Atlantic were re duced in July August and Sep tember to onethird ot the tola of the previous three months anc Britain aided by the American patrol system is confident tha the expected intensification o Uboat warfare can be defeated Axis sea losses have been in creased 150 per cent in the las three months 2 Britain will not hesitate bomb Rome if the needs of war dictate such action in connection with current heavy aerial attacks which seem designed to complete the cracking of Italy 3 The United States war effor has achieved majestic mo mentum with the upward surge in American shipbuilding to keei supplies flowing to the foes of thi axis and materials already ar pouring into Russia to aid in maintaining the valiant re sistancc of the red army 4 Germanys only shortage is i the air but that is a very serious shortage although Hitle still clings to the initiative in th war 5 A new alliance will soon b announced among Britain Russia and Iran probably makin Iran the key near eastern king dom on the supply route to th soviet union an active ally The best news for Britons i Churchills speech concerned prog rcss in the battle of the Atlant and the increased shipbuilding i America which the prime jpirils ter emphasized in saying tha Britain was no longer alone in th war A Httle more than a year he said we seemed quite alone But as time passed our own steadfast conduct and the crimes of the enemy brought two other jrreat states into Inti male and friendly contact Targets of British Royal airforce bombers raided northern Italian cities hammering at Turin Genoa Spezia and Savona Marina Cities in Sicily 2 and the island city of Rhodes 3 also were targets of the British in retaliation for an Italian attack on British warships in the Mediterranean shaded area between Sicily and Tunisia Fire in Des Moines Cafeteria Routs Hundreds of Diners concert with us Whether we look east or whether we look westyre are no longer alone L v we look voted battlelines of the Riissiari armies or the majestic momentum of United States resolve and ac tion we may derive comfort and ood cheer in our struggle First Lord of the Admiralty A V Alexander gave commons the following figures on ship losses vhich are now at the lowest of any period since the war started April 589270 tons May 497 47 tons June 329296 tons or a total of 1416413 tons in three months This would be a monthly average of 472138 tons lost Since hen Alexander said the losses lad been cut to onethird which would be 357379 tons or the low est threemonths period of the war That was below the average of all but two months of past war Tare In March 1940 only 97604 tons were lost and in April of the same year only 135372 tons were lost Churchill told the house that Britain must consider the inter ests of Russia and the wish and action of the United States in making any pronouncements of explanations or forecasts and that therefore he must speak cau liously i The soviet government has a right to know what monthly quotas of weapons and supplies we can send them he said Only when they know what we can guarantee subject to the hazards of war can they nse their vast resources and re serves to the best possible ad vantage The prime minister assured Britons that their food reserves were the highest of any time since the war started while Alexander pointed out that a British convoy had just been rushed through the Mediterranean without sighting the Italian navy although fascis aerial attack damaged the battle ship Nelson destroyed one mo tor ship and three British planes The Kalians lost 13 planes INNOCENCE IS BASCOM PLEA Physician Arraigned in District Court on Manslaughter Charge Dr L A Bascom Nora Spring physician indicted for manslaugh ter by the Cerro Gordo county grand jury Monday Tuesday ent ered a plea of not guilty when ar raigned in district court He furnished bond and was freed The Bascom indictment resulter from the death of Henry L Bear who died May 7 of injuries re ceived when the tractor on whic he was riding 4 miles east c Mason City was struck from th rear by Dr Bascoms car Police Assigned to Place Because of Strike Send Alarm DJES noon dayVdiners an vorkers routed withou heir lunch some of them bleary yed from smoke when fire broke uf Tuesday in the Bishop cafe eria here The cafeteria is a unit in a chain iperating and Illinois Lately the place has been picketed incident to a strike by the Bakers and Workers union and the alarm was turned in by police short wave radio from a squad car as signed there following recent disturbances Flames were confined to pace between the cafeteria ceil ng and the second floor but i vas an hour before the blaze wa controlled and then after exten ive damage had resulted to thi rent portion of the cafeteria Dense smoke billowing from sec ond story windows hampered fir ighters who poured water from wo streams into the building Sam Park cafeteria manager ushered many diners out of ih front door but 150 others sough safety out a rear alley entrance several women undergoing beauty treatment in a place immediately over the cafeteria made a hasty exit as smoke poured into the es tablishment They watched the ze from he sidewalk their heads swalhpdin towels Cafeteria executives said the place would have to close for several days The fire was discovered just at noon as scores were lined up at the cafeterial rails Trays of food were hastily abandoned as work ers and guests sought safety No immediate estimate of the damage was available nor was the probable originof the blaze WILLKIE BACKS F1NEUTRALITY ACT CHALLENGE Hull Is in Favor of Virtually Scrapping Present Legislation WASHINGTON Wendell Willkie made it known Tues lay he would support President Roosevelt in any effort to repeal or modify the neutrality act At the same time reports reached capitol hill that Secre tary Hull would urge the chief executive to recommend virtual scrap ping of the present law Return ing from a week end sojourn at his Hyde park estate Mr Roosevelt was to confer with Hull Tuesday and to talk with legislative lead ers Wednesday before starting work on the special neutral ity act message which congress looks for later this week White house officials indicated that these two conferences prob ably would determine whether the president would seek a limited modification of the law or Us out right repeal HULL thai the president would confine himself o a request for author ity to arm American merchant ships On the other hand some informants have said lie would tell congress lie also should have the power tosend American commercial vessels into bellig erent ports and combat areas now forbidden by the neutrality law If both requests were granted only a skeleton of the law would remain Hull it was said on good au thority planned to ask the cliiei executive to go all the way h revising the present act However Hull was re liably reported to have in formed a s s o ciatcs that thi whole revision question n o w is in the jelly stage and FIND 2 RECLUSES ARE NEAR DEATH Aged Spencer BrotKer Sister Succumb After Reaching Hospital SPENCER a half cen tury William Goodale 71 and his sister Dora nearly 70 occupied the onetime country mansion of their father northwest of here Seldom were they seen and when Goodale did come to town he walked the mile and a haif His sisteracquaintances said had not been in Spencer more than four times in 30 years Sunday ooth were found near death and rushed to the hospital here Medical aid however was too late a chronic ailment was fa tal to both within a few hours Clay county authorities said the aged brother and sister had lived as recluses for many years The mansion which was valued ai when built in 1886 hat gone literally to pieces and pig eons roosted in the upper rooms Nazis Tell of Stiff Russian Counter Drive BERLIN reports said Tuesday that stiff Russian coun terattacks had started on the southern front but the high com mand claimed that Italian troops operating east of the Dnieper had defeated fairly large soviet forces The counterattacks the official jeiman news agency said were cd by tank forces including 44ton nodcls Gelman troops fought off he Russians inflicting heavy in combat that included ayonet fighting the agency said One iiazi infantry battalion was aid to have killed 100 Russians and lakcn 200 prisoners In an other sector a German division vas described ns destroying sev eral heavy soviet tanks The Russian air force it was re vealed was in action and Ru manian fighters were credited with shooting down four red fighl eis and Finnish fighters were said to have brought down 18 On a northern sector DNB said a German division of SS roops fought off persistent attacks Jy soviet armored forces for five days destroying 51 tanks The high command said that he Italian troops who Monday also were cited in the official com munique had destroyed fairly large Russian forces taking sev eral thousand prisoners while German troops engaged in offen sive operations against Leningrad SAY NAZIS FAILED TO GAIN ON LENINGRAD MOSCOW special dis patch to Pravda official commun ist organ asserted Tuesday that German forces had failed to gain a single step around Lenin grad in the last two weeks and in certain sectors had been ham mered back from villages and en trenched lines The rod army has held the in itiative in many sectorsof the Leningrad front for several days the dispatch reported capturing several villages and in one area beating back the 269th German di vision totaling 15000 men with heavy losses would finally not be settled WILLKIE until after Mr Roosevelt talks with his con gressional lieu tenants Those congressional informants in close touch with Willkie the 1940 presidential candidate said he had advised them that he would give his support to any move to relax the neutrality law MOUNTING UNREST CALLS OUT ITALIAN FLEET LONDON un rest in axisoccupied Europe brought Russian reports Tuesday that Italian fleet unitshad bom barded rebellious Montenegrin towns and villages on the Adriatic coast and that thousands of Czechs have been arrested by nazi secret police Tile Moscow radio broadcast re ports that fascist warships went into action to aid in quelling re bellion in dismembered Jugoslavia Italian warships it was reported steamed along the coast shelling centersof dissidents while fascist warplanes attacked inland villages Some villages were said to have been wiped out TICKLES MATE SCUFFLE ENDS WITH 2 SHOTS Bride of 7 Months Tells Officers of Husbands Jealousy Dont shoot honey said Sam Bnmner as the first shot from the gun held by his wife missed him Her second shot dlled him Mrs Jennie Brunner 22 a bride of seven months ago was in the county jail Tuesday fac ing a charge of murder as the result of the shooting which oc curred shortly before 8 a m at their home fij miles northwest of Blason City They were getting up to start another day on he farm rented for them by Mr Brunners father George Brunner Crystal Lake she told officers when a quarrel started by her telling her husband that he did not treat her better she would leave him It you do Ill kill you she quoted him as saying While they were still in bed she started to tickle him she continued and they scuffled until both were out of the bed He look a 45 caliber pistol from beneath his pillow and she put her arm around his waist to eel him into better humoras they walked toward the dining room She suggested that he see what time it was and that he should get out lo milk the cows He lurnedback into the bedroom an REPORT HESS ON HUNGER STRIKE London Star Says Nazi Contends He Should Be Treated as Envoy LONDON Heis former deputy for Adolf Hitler who made a sensational flight to England last May wai reported Tusday night to have started hunger strikes twice in his place ot deten tion Jn angerv because he was being treated as a prisoner of war and not as special en voy The S t ar London eve ning newspa Pef reporting HESS that Hess was being confined within a very easy distance of London said he was contending that as an envoy he should be allowed to return to Germany at once When Hess then the No 3 nazi flew to Scotland alone early in May in one of the most sensation al episodes of tho entire war he was reported widely to hrjve brought peace overtures from Hit ler Flimsy Excuse By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MONROE Va Mr Blitzkrieg Germaks reasons for not showing up for inspection were rather flimsy but he was excused anyway The husky fire man on an army mine planter sent the uniform he intended to wear to the laundry Back came a bundle containing one skirt one brassiere one slip two pairs of stepins one girls play suit DAMAGED BY FIRE ELLSTON The gymnasium floor of the 540000 Ellston school building was ruined by heat and the building was damaged by smoke as a result of a fire This photo of Mrs Jennie Decker Brunei 22was made in the sheriffs office shortly after she was arrested and questioned in the fata shooting of her husband Lock photo RELIEF COSTS DROP DESMOINES county relief costs in August totaled 282 a decrease of 44 per cent compared with the like montli last year Belter employment condi tions and more efficient adminis tration were credited by officials for the decrease the cows She then took the from his hand and backing away from him fired two shots she admitted the first missing him After the sec bnd shot he began to walk lo waid the bed and hallway there she stepped over to help him Mrs Brtmner then walked from the House taking with her a rille whichwas kept In thedining room She hid it in the milk house she said fearing that her husband would follosv and use it to shoot her The father of the slain man was standing nt his doorway when he saw a car coming very rapidly and turning into the driveway he told officers f V Whats the matter Jennie1 he asked as she came to the door Ive shot Sam she ans wered turning away into the yard again Lets go maybe hes still alive said Mr Brunner turning tothe young mans mother two hurried in their car to the sorfs home the father con r r f Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday fair with seasonable temperatures IOVVA Fair cooler cast and cen tral Tuesday night Wednesday fair with seasonable tempera ture MINNESOTA Becoming fair cooler Red river valley some widely scattered light frost Tuesday night Wednesday fair warmer south and west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 54 Minimum Monday night 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 46 Rain J20 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 42 Blond Jennie Brunner wept as she sat in the bedroom where she had shot her hus band telling officers of the shooting On thefloor lie the two shells from the 45 caliber pistol which she admitted firing An arrow points through the dining room door where officers found the pistol lying behind the rocking chair Dr R K Smiley bag is standing on a cabinet where the coroner placed it while investigating the tragedy Lock photo Kayenay engraving ;