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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OT HiSTony A NO A SCH DES KOIKES I A ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MASON WEDNESDAYTUNE 3 1942 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS d THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTION ONENO 201 RAF REKINDLES KRUPP PLANT FIRES Tf Tf W Votes War on 3 Nations NO DISCUSSION Lowlands in Marshall and HEARD SENATE Hardin Counties Inundated ACTSTHURSDAY Bulgaria Hungary and Rumania Are Named With Declarations WASHINGTON house of representatives voted Wednes day without a voice being raised in opposition to add Bulgaria Hungary and Rumania to file list of countries with which the United States is at war The resolutions declaring war will be acted on Thursday by the senate which was in recess Wed nesday There Avas no debate or dis cussion as the resolutions were rapidly disposed of in as rou tine a manner as if they had been minor bills In sharp contrast to the somber atmosphere that prevailed when three previous declarations were Japan Germany and house was almost Say as it went about the work of officially labeling the three axis satellites as Uncle Sams enemies Members talked and milled around and there was so much confusion in that respect that the clerk had difficulty at times hear ing roll call responses Speaker Raybum announced the results as 357 to 0 on the Bul garian resolution 360 to 0 on the Hungarian and 361 to 0 on the Rumanian Noone voted pres ent That left the house wifh a record of only one dissenting vole on six ivar declarations Miss Jcanneltc Rankin R Mont voted no on the Japa nese declaration and present on the declarations against Germany and Italy Her secre tary said she was out of town Wednesday President Roosevelt recom mended Tuesday that congress recognize officially a state of war between the United States and the three Balkan nations April Loss of 7 Allied Merchant Ships Revealed WASHINGTON navy announcedWednesday that seven united nations merchant vessels including one United States ship were shelled and sunk in the Bay of Bengal off India on April G The navy said Seven survivors of a United Stales merchant vessel which wjs shelled and sunk by Japanese war ships in the Bay of Bengal April 6 1942 have been landed at Nor folk Va This was the only United Stales merchant ship involved iii the action although six other united nations merchant vessels were shelled and sunk by ihe same Japanese ships during the engagement Shaw Adds to Slim Lead Over Palmer in Demo Auditor Race DES MOINES M Shaw of Des Moines nominee for the same office two years ago Wednesday added to his slim lead over John II Palmer of Waukon in the Iowa democratic state auditor race as additional unofficial primary returns were tabulated Returns from 2431 of the 2463 Precincts gave Shaw 33098 and Palmer 32424 The missing precincts include 22 from Franklin county State Auditor C B Akers the republican incumbent was un opposed Several Hundred Feet of Track North of Liscomb Washed Out MARSHALLTOWN sands of acres of rich central Iowa farm land along the Iowa river h Marshall and Hardin were flooded Wednesday as the result of torrential rains which fell Monday and Tuesday nights in this area Farmhouses in the lowlands were surrounded by water and a considerable juantily of live stock has been lost according to insurance company figures 3 Train service on the Minneap olis and St Louis railroad bctveei Mafshalltowu and Albert Lea Minn has been discontinued tem porarily by the washing out o several hundred feet of railroac track north of Liscomb in Mar shall county Pumps at the sewage disposal plant were working at maximum capacity according to the plant superintendent T R Lovell A little further rise in the river Lov ell said may cause sewers to back up into the streets of the city For the first lime in many years the city park here was flooded and the river has in vaded the north side residence section Hoodingmany base ments The municipal swimming pool in Riverview park is flooded Some damage was done to airplanes at the Neiderhauser airways field north of the city Shortly before noon the river gauge at the geodetic survey indi cated that the crest of the water had been reached It had not moved upward for more than a haU hour In Hardin county five bridges numerous culverts and a roadbed have been washed out County En gineer C A Boekc estimated it will cost upwards of to make repairs Rush Work on M St L Washout Efforts w ere being pushed Wednesday to resume regular service over the M and St L south from Mason City and de tours of freights were arranged it was announced Wednesday be cause of a washout of a bridge at Gifford south of Mason City Passenger trains south from Mason City were annulled Tues day and Wednesday Freight trains from the north arrived in Mason City and were routed over other railroads rejoining the M and St L at Pickering Rerouting was provided also for northbound freights Decker ton nage was sent to Hampton and then put on the Great Western for shipment A pile driver from Minneapolis and 6G tars of ballast passed through Mason City early Wednes day to be used on repair of ie bridge washout A track washout near Buckeye delayed Rock Island lines service jn Mason City several hours Tuesday morning but has been repaired The companys Mason City office reported trains coming through on schedule Wednesday Issue Warnings on 2 Western Rivers SIOUX CITY record high stages predicted by weather bureau for the Floyd the and DIES FROM INJURIES CARROLL WMrs Leo Fielder 31 of Scranton died in a hospital here Tuesday night of in juries suffered in an automobile truck collision Tuesday afternoon two miles west of Ralston on high 3y 3 0 GETS LIFE SENTENCE LEMARS Hamil Kingsley Iowa tavern oper ator Tuesday was sentenced to life imprisonment at Fort Madi son for the fatal shooting May 13 of his wife Velma y an Big Sioux rivers authorities pre pared to cope with high water and possible floods R M Ander son government meteorologist Wednesday morning issued a flood warning for residents along both rivers and said record stages would be reached in both river during the next 24 to 36 hours Mr Anderson said the flooding of the Big Sioux would reach U Sioux City and the river woulc go out its banks at Stevens Several streets at Hawarden were under water lor a time Wednesday morning when Drj creek which runs through the town went out of its banks The water flooded one block of the business district and parts ot the residential section By 11 oclock Wednesday morning however the water had receded Humid Weather Makes Corn Grow DES MOINES wa the kind of day in Iowa that makes the corn grow tall It was warm The weather bureau remarked that continued warm and humid what an uncomfortable word weather would prevail in the south central portion and some what warmer in the extreme north portion Wednesday and Wcdnes day night Scattered showers were pre dicted for the north portion Wed nesday and extreme north Wed nesday nighl Meanwhile highway and rail road engineers surveyed damage caused by heavy rains in Monona Plymouth and Woodbury in western Iowa and Hardin and Franklin counties in north central Iowa Tuesday Bridges and rail road tracks were washed out The Maple river washed out 1000 feet of North Western rail road track near Danbury and traffic was routed through Mis souri Valley Several bridges over the Soldier river were taken out by the storm Flash floods occurred at Akron and Merrill in northwestern Iowa where lowlands were in undated Some apprehension was felt over rising waters in the Floyd and Big Sioux rivers Hail was reported near Coul ter where Farmer Carl Jacob sen reported 32 window panes on his farm shattered Live stock in the area suffered in jury y V y Tuesdays high temperature was 91 at Iowa City and Council Bluffs Tuesday nights low was at Iowa Falls Imvood reported 29 inches ot ram over night Other rainfall reports Fort Dodge 36 Charles City Dubuque 41 Iowa Falls OO STRONGHOLD IN DESERT TAKEN British Try to Cut Off Supply Lines to German Tank Forces CAIRO British said Wednesday their desert forces had circled 30 miles to the rear of Field Marshal Erwin Rommels African corps and seized one of the main strongholds guarding ts vital line of supply but ac knowledged that the shrewd nazi commander had won control of a ninemilewide shortcut hrough the British main front A sandstorm which screened the Libyan battle zone in a brown haze apparently masked the consolidating move in which Rommel pulled his forces to ffethcr in the ninemile area between gaps previously opened through the British minefield alonp the Am Ei GazalaBir Hachcim Hnc 1300 SHIP BUILDING BILL IS DRAWN Vinson Drafts Measure to Authorize 500 New Fighting Ships WASHINGTON An SB 300000000 measure authorizing construction of approximately 500 fighting a gigantic program which would come close to doub ling the size of the United States fleet was drafted Wednesday bv Chairman Vinson D Ga of the house naval committee Vinson said that he would in troduce he bill calling for the largest naval construction pro gram ever authorized at one time anct said that the two ocean navy probably would be finished in the next 24 months The bill would call for 500000 tons of aircraft carridrs 500000 tons of cruisers of both the light and heavy type 900000 tons oC destroyers and destroyer escort vessels and 800 small vessels lor patro work minelaying and tending duty The new ships would be in ad dition to those already authorized for construction In its last of ficial disclosure of strength in Oc tober of last year the navy re ported 346 fighting ships in serv ice and 347 building In addition the naval commit tee only Tuesday approved a 100000000 autKomlng construction or 500000 tons of auxiliary vessels serving with the navy On top of that congress re cently passed and the president signed a bill to provide for con struction of more than 100 Ion if range submarines Conspicuous by its absence in he new construction program was any reference to battleships It bore out Vinsons declaration earlier this week that the navy planned to concentrate on con struction of carriers alons with protective vessels to carry an aerial attack to the enemy on the worlds farHun fronts The move to build destroyers both the regulation size and the smaller swift ships of similar con struction in everincreasing num bers and also small vessels for offshore patrol came as the navys answer to the submarine menace on the Atlantic coast While Vinson declined for rea sons of naval secrecy to offer any breakdown of the number of ves sels in each type which the new program would provide there has been strong support in both naval and congressional circles for small fast aircraft carriers rather than the bigger carriers on the grounds that they could cover a far wider range Vinson said that after the meas ure has been approved construc tion of the new program would begin immediately As fast as ways become vacant new keels will be laid down he said f f Essen No 2 on RAF Hit Parade CHINESE TROOPS Burright of Thornton Dies From Injuries in Accident LL S Ships Included in Convoy to Murmansk LONDON States ships were included in the large convoy which fought its way to Murmansk last week through rive days and nights of heavy attacks by German Uboals dive bombers and torpedo planes official circles Wednesday Flussian and British ships also were in the convoy which bore tanks and air craft to soviet armies o RETAKE YANGKI Serious Difficulties in Lower Faced by Chiang Force By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Chinese dispatches reported Wednesday that Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks armies had cut a triangular chunk from the flank of the Japanese lines in Chekiang province with Ihc recapture of Yangki 45 miles northwest of Kinhwa and said heavy rains were bogging the Japanese inva sion of Chinas east coast Serious difficulties still con fronted the Chinese in lower Chekiang however as Japanese columns battled the defenders only 12 miles northeast of the important city of Chuhsien 45 miles southwest of Kinhwa the Japaneseoccupied provincial capital While Chiangs armies struggled to stem the offensive British For eign Secretary Anthony Eden told parliament in London that Britain and the United Stales were send ing China all leaselend war ma terials which it is possible to iupply amid other urgent re quirements and the difficulties of transport The United Stales Tueday signed an agreement bringing Chma into the leaselend bloc of allies on virtually the same basis as Britain Other developments AUSTRALIA Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters re ported that allied bombers had in flicted heavy new blows on Jap anese barracks and other targets on enemyheld invasion bases north of Australia A communique said united na tionsairmen set huge fires at TuU agi deep in the Solomon islands off Australias northeast coast and also attacked Rabaul in New Britain and Atamboca Timor island BURMA American flying tiger volunteers were official credited with destroying 28 to 32 Japanese planes and making 12 Salesman Was Changing Tire inRainstorm WhenStruck by Auto Wesley C Burright 37 Thorn ton died at a local hospital at oclock Wednesday morning from injuries received early Tuesday morning when struckliy a car as he was changing a tire on the city limits road west of Mason City This is the third traffic fatality recorded in Ccrro Gordo county this year Mr Binright a salesman had stopped lo change a tire on his car and was working at it during a driving rainstorm when struck by the car driven by Mrs Karl L Pippert Central Heights It was believed the rain obscured Mrs Pipperfs vision according to Sheriff Tim Phalen who investi gated the accident The Burright car was parked on the west side of the road headed south and Mrs Pippert was driv ing south at the time of the acci dent Burright was changing a left front tire The accident occurred about oclock Tuesday morn ing Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken lo the Wartnby funeral home at Sheffield GH WAV FATALlTV 100 Chickens Flutter to Freedom as Truck Upsets at McGregor McGREGOH Johnny brought home chicken instead of bacon in McGregor Tuesday A Milwaukeebound transport truck loaded with chickens over turned within the city limits Ap proximately 100 chickens fluttered to freedom But almost that number of chil dren pursued them major attacks with a loss of only six planes during May Dispatches said the AVGs bombing and strafing of Japanese troops attempting to cross the Sal vyccn rivethad given the Chines time lo establish proper defense ines lo block Japanese spearheads jabbing into Chinas far southwest Yunnan province from Burma astic American airmen hailing Britains massive bombing attacks on Germany as a demonstration of the true meaning of aerial war fare predicted Wednesday that the growing might of British American air forces could reduce the nazis to virtual military im potence without the opening of a second front on the continent if The f 1 a m I n p devastation dropped on Cologne and Essen these experts said were only the preliminary to a campaign of strategical bombingwhich could cripple the German war machine without the aid of land assaults Military men holding more tra VA tvu f t t r Cud not go nearly so far in their ap praisal of results although they agreed that attainment of some immediate objectives by the use of air power alone was entirely feas lable Mainly these were 1 Some relief of pressure on the Russian front by diverting luftwaffe strength to the pro tection of industrial cities 2 Destruction of industrial centers such as the great gun works at Essen and the metal plants at Cologne so as to make it increasingly difficult for the nazis to replace their front line war machines Beyond these objectives theo ries as to how to conquer Ger many are split between those who claim that American and British air power can and the more do the traditional job strate gists who see it as an undertaking for cooperating air and forces ground The airmen argue that if the job is left to them the ground forces need move in against little more than normal resistance This weakening of the enemy they say can be achieved by strategical bombing which they describe as an entirely new method of attack that the Germans only approached m their assault on England in the fail and winter of 194041 As authoritatively described the method works like this Suppose it is decided lo inter rupt enemy production of heavy bombers Plants jn which bomber parts arc made and assembled are plotted and the most vulnerable point in the construction process is determined Perhaps it is found that only four plants make under carriages These arc selected for attack and either damaged or de stroyed Since bombers cannot fly with out landing gear the enemy cither repair or rebuild the plants before his production lines can roll again Similarly devastating raids may be concentrated on oil refineries storage tanks and ware houses centers and rail way yards Prime Minister Winston Churchills calm unfolding of plans to Intensify these atUcks in the months ahead gives a clue as lo how many thousands of planes the British have in re serve Still to be heard from in Ger many are the American air forces being concentrated in Britain Sev eral explanations were suggested here as to why they have not made their appearance in action so far First ot these was that the Brit ish with many a score to settle must have wanted to show both their own people and the Germans what they could give the iia a strong dose of their own medicine Another was that the high command may be building up the American force lor some spe cial mission v BRITAIN WILL RATION FUEL Government to Assume Full Control of English Coal Mines LONDON government has decided to assume full con trol of iho nations conl mines and lo inaugurate thorough fuel ration ing it was announced Wednesday Rationing of coal coke and fuel is tentatively scheduled to begin July 1 with each person receiv ing seven and a half hundred weight ot coal a year 840 Ibs since the English hundredweight 112 Ibs Rationing of electricity will be gin with the first quarter meter reading after Sept 1 A special ad ditional coal allowance will also be made for each household THINK 2ND RAID ON ESSEN MADE BY 400 PLANES Smoke From Previous Heavy Bombings Seen When Pilots Return LONDON British ailsquadrons blasted again at the munitions center of Essen Tues day night mopping up areas which escaped destruction in the lOSUpliine raid Monday night and striking at other objectives in the Ruhr valley authorities Wednesday While it was emphasized that the RAF struck in force an au horitativc statement said the icale of operations was not com parable with that of the previous nighl A srood deal of smoke and ground haze made observation difficult but the weather was and the results are hc licvcil to be satisfactory the statement said if With daylight the British roundtheclock air assault con tinued and RAF fighters and bombers swarmed across the Dover strait toward Germanoc cupied territory The air ministry news service said night lighters and bombers which have run interference for thc newscale British night for ays again took up the offensive Tuesday night with raids on air bases factories railway lines and army hits from Holland to Brit anny The ministrys communique said that besides large fires left burning in Essen German docks were bombed at Dieppe and mines were laid in enorny waters Fourteen bombers were re ported missing This compared with 35 which failed lo return from the Essen raid Monday night and 44 lost Saturday night In lli Cologne attack By a comparative scale this would indicate about 400 bombers were used in the thrust Tuesday nighl The fact that inioke still was rising from stricken areas of Essen attested anew to the sever ity of the bombing of that city of blast furnaces factories and minelinked railways 24 hours earlier Two German planes gave Lon don its first night alert for seven months scattering a few incen daries in the suburbs Authorities saici they caused no damage H was the first time since last Nov 1 that bombs had fallen in the capital A small number of other nazi aircraft attacked points in south east England a communique said Four of the raiders were reported destroyed Nazis Report on Canterbury Raid BERLIN From German Broad German hiKl Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITV Continued warm and humid Wednesday after noon Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon possibly scattered showers and thunder storms Wednesday afternoon IOWA Continued warm and and humid in south portion slightly warmer in north por tion Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon scattered showers and thunderstorms ex treme north and east portion MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Scattered show ers and thunderstorms in south and wcst portion Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 73 Minimum Tuesday night At 3 a m Wednesday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum R Minimum Precipitation 225 inches J r luesday night and simultaneously declared that RAK planes caused considerable damage in an at tack on the German city of Duis bcrg Ruinland neighbor of Essen The Germans declared their planes dropped heavy caliber bombs and 10000 incendiary mis siles on Canterbury They reported considerable e by fire particularly in residential quarters and puh Iic buiiclinRs jn the RAF attacks on western Germany Jft Euisburg was cited especially The high command said the British lost 20 aircraft dunntf flights by single British bombers over western German Tuesday The high command commun ique raised to 200 the number ot persons reported killed in Satur day nights British air raid on Cologne Report Sub Off East Coast Appeared to Be Newly Painted Large CHARLESTON S Car U Survivors of a medium sized British merchantman reported Wednesday that the submarine which sank their vessel off the Atlantic coast was a large type and appeared lo be freshly painted Eighteen crew members tlirce of them injured were sndcd here Four others were listed as killed by a fifth as probably dead while 33 others arc missing   

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