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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DtPARTUtNT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES I VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UgTED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NIIGHBORS IOWA MONDAY MARCH Ifif iUWA MONTiAY AtdRrTJ ID XVJVVAmuiNUAX MAKOH 16 1942 THIS PAPES CONSISTS OF TWO MJAPJOMyRSOTllfDARWi MOSCOW Russian sol diers applying great pressure on the Germans in the Ukraine and the Donets basin were reported Monday to be standing upon the approaches to the important city of Kharkov whose hour of lib eration was declared near Soviet dispatches also claimed that the Red Army had smashed through German positions on the KharkovBurskOrel line below Moscow while drawing ever tighter the ring of fire and steel around the German 16th army trapped at Staraya Kussa below Leningrad Profits Maximum Job Hours Many Congressmen Report Mail Heavy on Labor Legislation munique Monday more than 1800 Germans were killed in two days of fighting Hundreds of Germans were said ties in the Ukraine and the Donets basin Frontline dispatches indicating that the recapture of Kharkov the Pittsburgh of the Soviets might be riLujuurgn 01 Tne sovieis migtit be imminent also charged that the m or pay tribute to anv Tjerson ussnriatinn city held by the Germans since last Oct 24 had been turned into a nightmare pf atrocities It was charged that about 14 000 Russians have been killed under the German occupation that about 1300 are imprisoned in the cellar of the Internation ale hotel that another 25000 Russians have been driven to ward the German rear and that 5000 skilled workers have been taken from the city for German home industry In acknowledging on Oct 30 that Kharkov had fallen the Rus sians declared 120000 German of ficers and men were killed or wounded by the red army while most of the important factories and huge stocks of raw materials were moved to the east Kharkov roughly the size of Baltimore or St Louis is 260 miles east of Kiev 200 miles north of the Sea of Azov and little more than 400 miles south of Moscow Russian tanks were thrown into the battle in the southwest while the army of Marshal Semeon Timoshenko pushed on toward the sea of Azov and the German base at Dnieperopetrovsk The Russians had almost noth ing to say of the fighting on the Crimea but the Germans Sunday reported the repulse Saturday oE powerful tank and infantry at tacks in the Kerch peninsula the Crimea with the destruction of 42 soviet tanks The Germans also said strong Russian attacks northwest Tag anrog on the sea of Azov and in the Donets basin were turned back with the aid of Croat and Slovak soldiers The Germans caught in the sov iet grip at Staraya Russa were said to be suffering tremendous losses but were holding on fierce ly In one action at a large junc tion point which could not be identified he red army was re ported to have wiped out all but five German SS elite Euard companies from the 330th regi ment of the 183rd division On the basis of vague generali ties contained in the Russian re ports the long front from Lenin grad to the sea of Azov shaped up roughly as follows The line runs southward from Leningrad to the Lake llmen re gion around Staraya Russa just oelow the lake and beyond the vclikie Luki area toward Vitebsk still held by the Germans Here it curves sharply eastward and runs below encircled Rzhev forms a dent in the Vyazma area and then bulges toward Smolensk Again the line makes an eastward curve then runs south and east of Orel Kursk and Kharkov Below Kharkov the Russians a few miles i Uvai Then the red line runs back east of Stalmo and Taganrog to the sea of Azov anchoring on that body ol water between Taganrog and Rostov Buy your defense savings stamps from your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office WASHINGTON UP Legis lation to limit profits on war con tracts to a maximum of 6 per cent and to suspend federal statutes prescribing maximum hours of work was introduced in the house Monday by Representative How ard Smith DVa and Chairman Vinson DGa of the house na val committee Their action followed reports on the floor by nearly a score of representatives that they were receiving thousands of letters from their constituents demand ing immediate action on labor legislation Smith is the author of a house approved bill to ban strikes in defense industries which was passed before this countrys entry in the war and which is still pend ing in the senate The measures declaration of policy said that in the prosecution of war work there should be no should receive at the ex pense of his government compen The declaration also said that it is the inherent and inalienable right of American citizens to work without being required to any person association or organization No company it iontinnea should be permitted to make excessive profits on war con tracts and added that all laws customs contracts and agree ments nhich violate the policies above set forth must in the in terest of national security be suspended during the period of the existing war The legislation was introduced in twin measures one dealing with navy contracts and the other with those partment let by the war de Buy your defense savings stamps from your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office BRITISH RETAKE 3 VILLAGES ON SITTANG RIVER Take Up Defensive Positions at Toungoo North of Rangoon LONDON forces have taken up defensive positions near Toungoo 100 miles north of Rangoon after recapturing three villages including Schwegyin on the Sittang river front a com munique from imperial headquar ters in Burma reported Monday During their withdrawal from were that most Rangoon British forces in the ngoo area created a diversion attacked the enemy in the and at least three burned when upper Sittang river valley cap TORNADO KILLS 8 IN ILLINOIS Most Buildings in Village of Alvin Reported Destroyed DANVILLE HI persons were killed in a tornado that cut across eastern Illinois Monday striking hardest north of here at the village of Alvin where at least four were killed and perhaps two score hourt Four others were killed in Champaign county Reports were that most of the buildings in Alvin a town of 330 population were destroyed fires started in the wreckage 4 Trainmen Killed as Trains Collide Headon in Tennessee WAVEHLY Tenn trainmen including a father and son were killed and two other trainmen critically injured in the headon collision of a passenger and freight train on the Nashville Chattanooga and St Louis railway line near here early Sunday The passenger train cnroute from Memphis to Nashville car ried 100 persons including 40 rail way employes returning from s safety meeting None of the pasi sengers was hurlvv j Railway officials said the cause of the collision had not been de termined 4 Waterloo Youths Held on Vandalism Charges WATERLOO Water loo youths were being held in the Black Hawk county jail Sunday night after their arrest Sunday for alleged vandalism at the DeWar Iowa school Friday night The quarter admitted breaking off the op oC a 15Iocrt flagpole and us tO Smash29 windows in the Captain Manolis Rescues Part of Crew When His Boat Sinks Has Been Visitor in Mason City on Several Occasions Capt Nicholas Manolis vell known to many Mason Cityans as he lias made several visits here was responsible for the rescue of six members of his crew when his ship defined by the navy depart ment as a small American steamer was sunk off the Atlantic coast early Wednesday morning by an enemy submarine News of the disaster was re leased this weekend An Associated Press story from Norfolk told the story of how Captain Manolis cut severely on the face related that he swam overboard from the deck when his ship went down and found a life raft which had been torn loose from its lashings He hauled himself aboard the raft and shouted to attract the attention of men struggling in the water During the next hour one man after another made his way to the raft until there were seven aboard the captain said three of them naked Captain Manolis and bis six crew members on the raft who were landed at Norfolk by a rescue CAPT NICHOLAS MANOLIS ship which picked them up after they had been adrift 10 hours on a life raft said there was little chance their 21 shipmates had survived The unarmed steamer was run ning without lights Just before the attack the second mate reported to first tor followed The submarine kept cruising the yellow conning it on until daylight when it disappeared Captain Manohs said A plane appeared 15 minutes after we were struck It was al most overhead but at a great altitude If the plane had come down it could have sunk the submarine We rigged a flag on the raft After daylight planes flew over head three times The crew had no time to launch lifeboats and some of Hie men overboard from the deck which was awash Be fore they could race from their quarters Captain Manolis visited his uncles George Manolis and John Manolis and George Poppajohn era times He entered the serv ice as a naval reserve officer after tol mm hncrs He is a recognized student of navigation and has had several jy night local relatives in response to a message received the following telegram from Captain Manolis am in a Norfolk marine hos pital Received your telegram Thanks Please do not worry much I am slightly injured ff all is well 1 should be out in about 10 days Best wishes to all luring the villages of Schwegyin Pyuntaza and Madauk the com munique said They have now re turned to their former positions according to plan The communique was the first official confirmation that the Brit ish had retaken Schwegyin stra tegic position on the Rangoon Mandalay railroad The other towns recaptured are in the same ea A British military commentator meanwhile reported that Chinese and British forces were moving down from new defensive posi tions in the north and probably would attack the vaders who have Japanese occupied the southern part of the Irrawaddy delta JapsDecffiS 500 Yanks Taken in Java TOKIO From Japanese Broad hundred Ameri can troops were cantured by the Japanese at Bandoeng central Java and 100 more in eastern Java a Domei dispatch said Mon day All arc now prisoners of war it was said War material seized from the Americans included 93 automo biles eight field guns 19 machine guns 390 automatic and regular rifles and 80000 rounds of am munition the dispatch said British war material captured by the Japanese is still being counted it was said but so far it includes 600 automobiles 76 guns 90 machine guns and 6000 rifles YEGGSBLAST OIL STATION Flee Without Loot at Waterloo Following Terrific Explosion WATERLOO 90 cash and worth of checks recovered Police Chief H R Drumrine announced Monday a safecracking tmrglar Sunday night fled without loot from the Miller tankar gasoline filling sta tion here following a terrific blast The chief said nitroglycerin apparently had been touched off by a fuse beneath the lid of the stations floor safe built into the concrete slab floor Force of the explosion blew sta tion windows into the drive and street burst amifreeze solution cans smashed a desk to splinters and left S2240 worth of change battered twisted and lorn in the footdeep safe Damage to the station said Don Miller company agent and station operator amounted to several hundred dollars An attendant Cecil Shropshire earned in Sunday receipts iomc with him on closing Sunday rie said The explosion occurred about and a police patrol car were a block away in the east business district Officer Herbert Raab after the blast but saw no one on the scene Chief Crumrinc said he believed Put Heavy Pressure on Ukraine ASSERT ARMIES NEAR KHARKOV AFTER ADVANCE Also Report Ring Is Drawn Tighter Around Staraya Russa Force says He and Wife Often Fought CHICAGO j Do bmsky related at an inquest Mon day the story of eight months of turbulent marriage preceding death Saturday of his young wife the former Jane Robinson of Hampton Iowa and concluded Fights occurred between us because we were both nervous and temperamental Dobinsky 21 has been held without charge since the nude body of his comely wife also 21 was found in their small near apartment Saturday north side morning After Mondays session Deputy Coroner Edward Edelstein con tinued the inquest to April 1 so the coroners laboratory could com plete chemical examination of vi tal organs of the dead wife and some pills found near the body Dr Richard F Murphy cor oners physician said after pre liminary examination Saturday that she had not died of stran gulation or suffocation and death might have been caused by heart disease or some thing taken internally Dobinsky once an allaround athlete at Little Falls N Y high school testified that he and the girl met at Drake university Des Moines were married July 5 1941 lived in Kansas City for a short time and then went to Den ver Colo She constantly complained be cause I couldnt make more than 120 a month he said She con stantly lived above our income He said they separated Oct 1 He returned to Des Moines then camertoChicago Byletterthere was a reconciliation and she came here in January But on March 7 he said they had a terrific ar gument during which she hit him with a rolling pin and a frying pan He said he slapped her that time Last Friday night he testi fied she returned from a visit to Hampton After dinner he said they talked quietly for a time about a divorce but then she flared up Dobinsky said his wife slapped him he pushed her took her by the throat and shook her Then they calmed down he said she lay down and he took a bath He said he tried to talk to her later but she just mumbled and I thought she was mad I lay down on a couch he continued I went to sleep and the last thing I remember sne was snoring loudly Mrs Dobinskys father Rex Robinson head of an abstract company at Hampton testified that his daughter told him she had difficulties with Dobinsky and had said that Dobinsky beat her several times When she came to Hampton a week ago Robinson said she had bruises on her neck and arms and he tried to keep her from return ing to Chicago Robinson said she told him she was going back only to get her clothmgand then would return to Iowa Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Showers Monday afternoon Light rain Monday night ending early Monday night Not much change in temperature Lowest tem perature about freezing IOWA Showers and thunder storms in east portion Light rain or drizzle in west portion Monday afternoon and light rain in east portion Monday night Somewhat colder in west por tion late Monday night Fresh to moderately strong winds MINNESOTA Light rain or driz zle Monday afternoon and in east and north Monday night not much change in tempera ed the safecracker from return ng for the safes contents after the blast Buy your defense savinss stamps rom your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 37 Minimum Sunday night 32 At 8 a m Monday 33 5in J 77 inch Thunder was recorded Sunday for the first time this spring YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum Snowfall trace The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 44 Minimum in night 31 At 8 a m Sunday 32 Precipitation trace r Bombs Coming Up A foimidable B1T bomber hovers in the background while a ground crew at a field in Hawaii cautiousIv lifts one of the bombs brought up onthe trailer The bomber is one of the planes on patrol in the Hawaiian area Deadline Is Near in Filing of U S Income Tax Returns WASHINGTON Almost every American adult except for General MacArthur and his men had to file a federal income tax return by midnight Monday niglit making the greatest taxpaying date in American history Altogether about 22000000 in dividuals and thousands of cor porations had to meet the dead line Probably or more will be taken at revenue win dows or mailed to collectors during the day And when the months collections income and excess profits taxes are all counted they arc expected to total is more than twice as much as was ever collected before in any month Congress a few days ago rushed through a law postponing returns for MacArthur and his men and all other persons abroad with the armed forces or on official duties or beleaguered orMelained by the enemy These persons wont have to file until three months after the war is over or until they return to the United States TALKS AT MEMORIAL COUNCIL BLUFFS George A Wilson led 1500 per sons here Sunday in a memorial tribute to Bert Eugene McKee mau 25 killed on the U S S Ok lahoma in the Dec 7 attack on Pearl Harbor and the first Blulfs casualty of the war Mason Cityan Seriously Wounded in Bataan Action Capt Lawrence Meade Hurt Fighting With MacArthur Forces Capt Lawrence K Meade of Mason City was seriously wounded while in action with Gen Douglas MacArthurs forces on Bataan pen nsula in the Philippine islands his parents revealed Sunday Captain Meades wife who re sides at Redwood City Cal was notified by thewar department her husband was wounded on Feb 26 and immediately sent word to the local mans parents Dr and Mrs C L Meade 501 Ninth street southeast The war department message Meade was seriously wounded in action in the Philippine islands on Feb 26 Progress reports will be forwarded as received Captain Mcadc is commander of one of the field artillery batteries which have successfully repulsed attempted breakthroughs by Jap anese forces seeking to get to the shore nearest the American forts controlling the entrance to Manila bay He cabled Christinas greetings from Manila on Dec 26 After the fall of Manila he was be lieved to be with the antiair craft in the Corrcjldor forlrcss Later however through Associ ated Press dispatches U was CAPT LAWRENCE UtEADE on Bataan learned he was on Bataan pen insula with MacArthur He embarked from San Francis co Cal last Nov I for the Philip pines and a letter was received from him on Nov 22 from Cor regidor where he was an instruc tor in antiaircraft gunnery Captain Meade is n graduate of the United States military academy BUT DAMAGE AT ALLIED BASE IS CLAIMED MINOR Australian Press Tells of Plan for U S Assault Against Jap Sea Lanes By CLYDE A FARNSWORTH Associated Press War Editor Fourteen Japanese bombers ill nek again Monday at Darwin apital and port of the vast north ern territory and potentially one of he few remaining naval strong points of the united nations in the uthwcst Pacific The attack evidently was but uothciof the assaults intended to neutralize Darwin as a station for united nations warships and planes vith which to oppose the threat ened invasion lunge from the arc of enemy bases in islands to the ntli The Sydney raido reported that only slight damage was suffered in the raid along with some casu alties The fateful conviction that an Invasion offensive is in the mak iiiK was heightened for Austra lians Monday by HIaj Gen Henry Gordon Bennett who headed the Australian imperial force in Malaya and escaped upon the fall of Singapore He declared in a speech at Syd ney that every man of the A 1 F overseas is now needed for defense of the commonwealth Reports current in Australia oE Japanese troop movements from China in an ominous gathering of offensive power which Aus tralians assumed was pointed at them were partly offset Monday by talk air and sea counter offensives against Japan Reassuring word of a United States assault on mtmicatiotis with a vast fleet ot submarines as its spearhead was published in the Australian press but with no authority for the re port This particular hope was un doubtedly nourished by an nouncement of the arrival of a united nations submarine at refill Australias main western port after a 15000 mile 60day rampage through Indonesian Philippine and Malayan waters leaving an average of 1000 tons of destroyed Japanese shipping in its wake each day The hope of a United States British aerial offensive against Japanese territory itself was based on the promise of Air Marshal Sir Richard Peirse RAF chief in In dia but whether such a joint ef fort could be started in time to help Australia was left un answered Australia and her allies already are locked in a battle for the is land approaches to the thinly settled continent which stands as the last great barricade to Japa nese conquest in the southwest Pacific Australian observers sajd lhat allied bombers were helping the Royal Australian Air Force ac celerate the assaults on insular bases seized by the Japanese on the way to Australia but lhat the need fnr reinforcements was still urgent Prime Minister John Cmtin warned the United States in a broadcast Saturday that the loss of Australia would open the way for Japanese attack on the Ameri can west coast S Wasserman head of a United States leaselend mission to Australia conferred with Cur tin Monday and said in an in terview that his job was to learn Australias material needs and see that they are fulfilled Air Marshal Peirse sounded the allied keynote when he disclosed that the United States had set up an air headquarters in another move in the farreaching campaign to smash the axis are going to carry the ivai into the enemys country into Japan he declared at a press conference Sunday We are not going to be con tent to put up an umbrella and sft underneath for the enemy to come to attack us He said the latest models ot American and British ivarplanes were arriving in increasing num bers With liofh Japan and Aus tralia drivinc hard to complete their preparations Australian bombers struck at a Japanese occupied airdrome at Dili Por tuguese Timor Sunday The Australians said all bombs fell in the target area Japan sent forces Into both JlillJJJ bases since his graduation in 1934 He visited here with his parents last October just before leaving for the Philippines over Portuguese Timor but this was the first Australian acknowl edgement that Japan had suc ceeded in establishing a foothold   

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