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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVE VOL XLVm ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED UMUD WIRES THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 29 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE mjnr SECTION KB NQ 197 REPORT HEYDRICH DIES OF WOUNDS BELIEVE ENEMY STOPPED AFTER PIERCING LINE British Tank Forces and Air Squadrons Hammer Axis Units BULLETIN CAIRO Gen Er winRommels axis drive across the Libyan desert is losing its striking power under Ihe ham merinr attack of British tank forces and air squadrons after piercing the British wain line outside Tobruk military quart ers said late Friday By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor British desert fighters heav ily supported by Americanbuilt Kittyhawks and Boston bombers threw back a German panzer col umn Friday after it had knifed 50 miles inside the British system in North Africa Front line dispatches said vio lent lank battles raged in a 50 mile wide belt between Sidi Rezegh and Ain El Gazala A British communique acknow ledgedthat axis forces had driven within 15 miles of historic Tobruk as German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel flung massive tank forces into the many as 250 in a single hacked at Tobruks immediate defenses at many points The British declared however that no fixedBritish land posi captured yet in the with the British were credited with destroying 35 Italian tanks in a single engagement Americanmade tanks manned by theBritish were reported in Ilicting heavy losses on axis ar mored forces attempting to knock out Tobruk as a prelude to a drive into Egypt A British army photographer who escaped after being a nazi prisoner for 13 hours quoted a German lieutenant as boasting Well be in Tobrnk by to night Weve got Churchill by the throat this time But an RAF communique indi cated that British warplanes had already won preliminary super iority in the air declaring that axis air activity was on a re duced scale while RAF planes constantly roared over the battle iield A single formation of American built Kittyhawks was credited with destroying more than 65 axis supply trucks while American Boston Douglas bombers show ered explosives among a concen tration of 700 trucks REPORT RUSS SHELL KHARKOV i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I On the soviet front the bitter j 38 day old battle for Kharkov continued inconclusively Friday amid unconfirmed reports broad by the Vichy radio that Rus sian artillery was shelling the Germanheld Pittsburgh of I Ukraine On the southern flank 80 miles below Kharkov Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos red armies reported they crushed in cessant German tank and infan try attacks in fierce allnight fighting and indicated no ma jor setback despite Hitlers claims of an outstanding vic tory for the axis German military circles de claredflatly that the battle of Kharkov had ended and that fighting continued only in an area south of the city against remnants of soviet forces Hitlers field headquarters said merely that German troops mopping up with the number of prisoners and amount of booty mounting steadily The nazi high command said the red armies had attacked on the central Moscow front and had been repulsed in fierce fight ing with some of the Russians encircled A soviet communique pictured Russian flyers as inflicting havoc on the invaders reporting that in Wednesdays fighting alone they destroyed 28 German planes and wrecked 32 nazi tanks 235 trucks 35 munitions carls and six rail way trains Invasion of Europe Is Promised WEST POINT N Y in vasion the European continent was promised Friday by General George C Marshall army chief of staff who told the West Point graduating class that American troops are landing in England and they will land in France Marshall said the army would totai nearly 4500000 men by the end of this year instead of the previously announced esti mate of 3600000 During the past four weeks alone said the chief of staff the array has grown by 300000 men Your utmost endeavor backed by high and unselfish purpose will be required to bring this struggle to a triumphant conclu sion he told the graduatin cadets No compromise is possible and the victory of the democracies can only be complete with the ut ter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan Gaining significance in view ot the current discussions of high ranking American armv officers with British officials in London Marshalls assertion that Ameri can forces will land in France was the first definite statement by any American official that a ground offensivVagainst the con tinent was part of American British strategy Marshall recalled that prior to December 7 members of congress seeking his justification for ex pansion plans for the army wanted to know where American soldiers might be called upon to fight and just what wasthe urg army that we an3 train In reply I usuallycommented on the fact that we had previ ously fought in France Italy and Germany in Africa and the far east in Siberia and northern Rus sia Marshall said No one could tell what the future might hold for us But one thing was clear to me we must be prepared to fight anywhere and on short no itice The possibilities were not overdrawn for today we find American soldiers throughout the Pacific Burma China and India They have flown over Japan They are landing in Eng land and they will land in France We are determined that before the sun sets on this ter rible struggle onr flag will be recognized through the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming power on the other The chief staff said the con fusion which existed in the minds of many Americans before Pearl Harbor was a thing of the past and the American people solidly behind the army are supporting wholeheartedly every measure for the prosecution of the war and they are meeting with calm cour age the vicissitudes inevitable in a war extending to the four corners of the earth This attitude Marshall said is exemplified in hefoic meas ure by the parents and wives of those men who fought to the last ditch in the Philippines Their fortitude was magnificent during those agonizing days of tragic un certainty regarding their sons and husbands The letters that have come to me from the mothers or wives of men lost in that Homeric struggle are my greatest reassur ance that America has steeled it self for a terrible struggle with the implacable determination to hammer out a complete victory and final GEN GEORGE MARSHALL Land in France BRAZIL FORCES SINK 2 UBOATS CAPTURE THIRD Also Capture German Supply Ship in Fight on Organized Piracy RIO DE JANEIRO armed forces were credited unof ficially Friday with destruction of two axis submarines and capture of another submarine and a Ger man mother ship in a shooton sight defense against maritime raids which the governmentspon sored newspaper A Manna termed organized piracy High official sources consid ered it not impossible that Germany would declare war upon Brazil which was with the allies in the first World war She severed relations with the axis Jan 28 Propaganda tirades and subma rine attacks said the newspaper Diario Carioca give the impres sion that a war the axis against Brazil will break out in the near future The journal said We are not a belligerent country but we will never permit them to challenge us at the doors of our house The brave young men ot the Brazilian air force are alert and they are good shots it said Sinking six Brazilian ships and damaging of a seventh made it necessary for the nonbelligerent nation to act to safeguard our sovereignty the liberty of our navigation and the lives of our tieiairTniri The air ministry announced in its first communique of the war Thursday night that at least one ot three submarines attacked off Brazils 5000mile coastline had been sunk It did not provide details but a high government source re ported earlier that a landbased Brazilian aircraft which an swered a summons for help from a United States patrol plane had destroyed a submarine by dive bombing off he northeast coast Saturday leaving only huge oil slicks and floating wreckage Diario Carioca went beyond the communique with a declaration that two submarines not one had been put out of action in this first round A German submarine supply ship laden with oil torpedoes and other materials disguised as a Dutch craft was reported in Recife to have been seized There was no confirmation from govern ment agencies in Rio de Janeiro Joao Batista Lusanln Brazil ian ambassador to Uruguay said that in addition to the subma rine sunk a second was dam aged and a third was captured as a result of engagements ex tending far out in the Atlantic to the Brazilian islands of Sao Pedro Sao Paulo and Fernando dc Xoronha The ambassador reciting this toll in Porto Alegre on his way from Rio de Janeiro to his post said one of the submarines was Italian There was a report earlier in the week that an Italian sub marine had surrendered to au thorities at a northeast Brazilian port but this had gone without confirmation YANKEE PLANES FIGHT AXIS SUBS ST LUCIA British West Indies Delayed United States planes engaged a pack of axis submarines a mile off Port Cas tries late Thursday while the U S destroyer Blakeley damaged by a torpedo three days earlier limped the 20 miles from the VichyFrench island of Mar tinique to St Lucia Hundreds ashore watched the attack Watchers said at least one sub marine must have been sunk judging from the quantities of oil which floated to the surface after the 15tminute bombing and depth charge attack by the U S planes Iso official announcement of sinkings was made SENATOR BALL RETURNS ST PAUL Minn URSen ator Joseph H Ball returns Friday nisht from Washington for a 14 day campaign trip Striking Power Cheering Yankees Arrive in Australi GESTAPO HOLDS MANYCZECHSIN REPRISAL MOVE Norwegian Patriots Kill Gestapo Ruler of Western Norway ADMITS SLAYING 6 IN 2 STATES CABLSTADT N J neatly dressed man trapped in a woodshed Friday blandly ad mitted slaying six persons in Cleveland Ohio and Union City N J Poiicu Chief Peter Joseph Raffo said MediumSized U S Merchant Ship Is Sunk in Atlantic WASHINGTON navy announced Friday that a medium sized United States merchant ves sel had been torpedoed in the At lantic and that survivors had been landed at an east coast port DENOUVCE RATIONING ST PAUL Minn Minnesota war petroleum program advisory committee Friday de nounced gasoline rationing pro gram proposed by Leon Hender son OPA administrator as need less at this time Weather Report FORECAST MASON strong winds Friday afternoon Scattered thundershowers late Friday afternoon Friday night and Saturday forenoon Cooler late Friday night considerably cooler Saturday forenoon IOWA Local thundershowers Friday night and in northwest and north central portions late Friday afternoon showers Sat urday forenoon Fresh to mod erately strong hot winds Fri day afternoon Considerably cooler Saturday forenoon and in north and west portion Fri day night south and central portions Friday after noon south section Friday night and in extreme south Saturday forenoon cooler Fri day afternoon and Friday night and in southeast portion Satur day Near freezing temperature by morning in extreme north west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatner statistics Maximum Thursday 83 Minimum in Night 71 At 8 a m Friday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum Mininium si Precipitation 30 First to Enlist in WAAC Miss Alice May Davis 691 East State street Friday became the first North Iowa woman to enroll in the Wom en s Army Auxiliary Corps officers training school Shown with her IS Sgt Gerald Nelson armv recruitinK officer who has his office in the federal building Cr pe get into some branch of the WAAC m which I can fly as I already have 100 fiyinsr hours Miss Davis C9mmehtecl Sergeant Nelson just looked pleased because after all his recruiting job had taken on new interest Application blanks were received Friday by the office and the supnlv of 20 was exhausted by noon ROUGHRIDERS BEAT MOHAWKS DES MOINES Roosevelt of Des Moines beat Mason City high schools baseball team 3 to 1 in a Big Seven conference game here Friday All Commodity and Security Markets in U S Closed Saturday By UNITED PRESS All security and commodily markets in the United States will be closed Saturday Memorial day DROWNS IVIIfLE FISHING BEACON Henry Stam 26 drowned while fishing in a pond on his fathers farm near here Thursday Condition of John Barrymore Reported to Be Very Serious HOLLYWOOD Bar rymores condition remained very serious Friday his medi cal attendants said after an ex amination oE Xrays The 60 year old actors pulse was weak although his tempera ture was normal and chest clear Dr Hugo M Kersten reported Kersten said Thursday night that Barrymore slept for a time today under sedatives but his condition is not too good Barrymores brother Lionel and his daughter Diana visited the actor frequently and his sis ter Ethel telephoned often from the cast Barrymore was stricken w i t h hyperstatic pneumonia 10 days ago A chronic liver and kidney ailment aggravated his condition 12 Year Old Girl Rescued by Bette Davis LAKE ARROWHEAD Cal OJP Bette Davis Friday res cued 12 year old Janis Wilson from possible drowning when their canoe overturned in Lake Arrowhead Miss Wilson working in her first picture and Miss Davis had gone canoeing a short dis tance from a movie company location The canoe overturned in deep water about 40 yards from shore The girl barely able to swim was helped ashore by Miss Davis while her mother Mrs Myrtle Wilson watched from the shore Mrs Wilson spanked Janis and kissed Bette Davis t didnt even know you couk swim a member of the company tokl Miss Davis Why she replied I am an old Eagle Scout I learned this orl of thing a long time ago in York Tanis home is in Santa Barbara Neither Janis nor Miss Davi suffered any ill effects BETTE DAVIS PLAN HORSE SliOW FORT DODGE For Dodge Saddle club will stage its first horse show here Saturday BULLETIN BERN was reported ithout confirmation Friday that einhard Hcydrich No 2 leader of the German gestapo died in Prague late Friday of wounds received in attack by Czech patriots Wednesday LONDON au thorities in Czechoslovakia were Friday night to have eized 200 prominent Czechs in cluding several government offi ials as hostages who will be shot unless the wouldbe as inssins of Reinhard Heydrich No 2 leader of the nazi gestapo are captured A report originating In Vichy said that Hcydrich was under stood to have died in a Prague hospital late Friday from his wounds following an emergency operation for the removal of three bullets but the report could not be confirmed in Czech quarters here The Ger man radio made no mention of his dying The German radio reported at p m EWT that the condi tion of Deputy Reich Protector Heydrich on whose life an attempt was made was still serious Fri The gestapo which already has executed six persons one fam ily including two women in the nazi reprisals for the attack on Heydnch was said to have con verted Czechoslovakia into sealed frontiers Reports from Stockholm de scribing Heydriehs condition as serious said that he had been shot at least three times and also was wounded bjthe splint ers of a bomb thrown at him in the attack which occurred Wednesday A famous surgeon was said to have performed the emergency extracted German armored cars were re ported patrolling the streets of Prague The 200 prominent host ages it was saidwere seized in various parts of the country where thousands are being rounded up questioned in the search for the Heydrich attackers Tile hostages seized on or ders of Kurt Dalueee new de puty rcich protector of Czechoslovakia were described in the Stockholm account as in cluding several high officials of the government of President tmil Hacha professors of Irague university and other leading men A deputy chief of the gestapo was reported to have been slain by Norwegian patriots near Ber gen The nazis in swift reprisal burned and sacked the entire vil lage where the nlliick occurred according to Stockholm advices Terror was reported by Czech officials here to be spreading over their country in the wake of the shooting of Heydrich known to the people of the occupied coun tries as der honker the hang because of his ruthlessness oix persons ail members of one family and including two women have been executed near Pilsen The frontiers of Czechoslovakia have been sealed and no trains have crossed the borders since Wednesday when Hcydrich was shot Berlin advices to Stockholm said Within the closed frontier wholesale roundups of suspects were under way Highways were guarded with barricades at num erous points where all travelers were halted and searched All Czechs over 15 years ot age who fail to report to police by Friday night ivili be shot a German proclamation warned The gestapo leaders were said in the Stockholm advices to be convinced that the perpetrators of the attack on Hcydrich remain in hiding in Prague Articles left on the road where the attack on Hcydrich occurred including a womans bicycle a raincoat and a brown attache case were displayed in the window of a store on the main street oC Prague with a notice saying Do you recognize these Dispatches from Istanbul quot ing reports in semidiplomatic channels declared the fuehrer had imprisoned his former army commander General Walther von Brauchitsch and his former food   

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