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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THIS PAPEll CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DUTCH HARBOR RAID DAMAGE SMALL British Blast Bremen BW DEFENSE IS HIT BY COMMANDOS Strong RAF Force Slashes Shipbuilding and Submarine Yards BERLIN From German Hey drich 38 reichsprotector for Bo hemia and Moravia died in Prague Thursday morning of wounds suffered in an attempt on his life May 27 it was announced LONDON bombers officially Thursday heavily blasted Bremen Ger manys second seaport and Brit ish the Adolf expected to bring about the ihooting of hundreds of hostages in addition to the 163 already slain lenses overnight government agencies announced Thursday The Bremen raid the 94th of the war was linked with an attack on the Dieppe docks and the air ministry announced that 10 bom bers and two fighters were miss ing from the night operations A strongKAF force flew through moonlit skies to strike at Bremen targets such as shipbuilding and submarine yards docks railways steel works oil refining installations an aircraft in a follow up to the mass raids upon Col ogne and Essen Only Hamburg ranks ahead of Bremen as a German maritime center Blackfaced commandos es corted by navy warships and pro tected in their RAF fighters withdrawal by stabbed across Dover strait after midnight on a reconnaissance raid officially de clared to have produced valu able information a phrase which suggests the incidental cap ture of prisoners It was thesecond commando thrust against the BoulogneLe Touquet area scouted before on April 22 Boulogne lies 25 miles south of Dover and Le Touquet is 15 miles farther south Between them is a coast of dunes and marshes The force was described as a small contingent casualties were officially declared to have been slight The nocturnal action confusing the invaders in a theater im portant to Adolf Hitlers con tinental defenses was described as a minor reconnaissance raid The communique supplied few details Troops on such a mission how ever normally seek to ascertain the disposition of fortifications stores and garrisons and capture some enemy soldiers for question ing to determine the caliber train ing and morale of their opposi tion The raid was executed in the absence of Lord Louis Mountbat ten the commandos commander in chief He is in Washington lor military conferences British flyers found weather fa vorable and cast their explosive loads upon Bremen by he tight of flares the air ministry said W Xui airdromes in occupied France and the low countries and the harbor installations of Dieppe on Frances channel coast also were attacked and mines were laid in enemy wa ters it added Bremen is a city of 325000 pop ulation occuping sandy plains on both banks of the Weser river 45 miles from the North sea and 300 miles from Englands east coast Reliable sources said the new nocturnal thrusts were on a mod erate scale for the second night in succession following the crippling 1000plane assaults against Col ogne and Essen Saturday and Monday nights A Berlin broadcast said the British attacked places along tV northwest coast of Germany and 10 of the raiders were shot down but disclosed no details A small number of German planes tried to cross he southeast English coast by daylight but heavy fire from ground batteries forced them back in some disorder 3 Year Term Given for Draft Evasion ST PAUL Minn Arnold Nelson 25 year old St Paul grocery store clerk Thurs day began a threeyear term for draft evasion the longest sentence given in Minnesota under the se lective service act Kclson was sentenced by Federal Judee Rere F who warned fiat tne time has come to end all leniency towards members of h religious creed who attempt avoid service as conscientious jectors to ob FRENCH COAST Berlin Radio Reports Death of Hangman Heydrich 38 Czechs Expect of Hostages to Die fot Assassination of Nazi The assassination of the man in swift reprisals Czech circles in London asserted London sources declared Heydrich recently w a s ap pointed gestapo chief for occu pied Europe and it was pointed out ironically that the Butcher of Moravia died in virtually the same manner as hundreds of hostages he had ordered shot in France Holland Belgium Nor way Poland and other countries during his hated career A Czech source in London said automatic rifles used by two men to shoot Heydrich were from the ordnance of the disbanded Czech army and possibly were dropped by parachute The Czech govern ment appealed by radio to the Czechs to stand firm against the gestapo bloodshed and not disclose those connected with the shoot ing Fortysix more Czechs were reported executed Wednesday Among the 163 thus far shot were 23 women London Czech sources pre dicted Thursday that hundreds more of an estimated 5000 hos tages rounded up would be exe cuted by the gestapo is no doubt the ges tapo has just begun to kill a Czech government source said in London Hostage shootings will run into the hundreds The names of those executed disclosed to the Czech government in London that roundups hac been made not only in Prague but in every province of Moravia Bohemia and The Berlin radio announced that Heydrich was wounded at 1 p m May 27 on the BerlinPrague high way within the limits of greater Prague A reward of 10000000 crowns S23o000 at the last quoted rate of exchange in 1941 was immediately offered for his as sassins and martial law was proclaimed in Prague London reports said that Hein rich Himmler Heydrichs imme diate superior and chief of the ges tapo flew to Prague and took per sonal charge of the inquiry into and the retaliatory the shootin moves These report also said three bullets which injured Henclrichs spine were removed by a German specialist who was rushed to Prague Quoting dispatches from Stock holm Tsfs official soviet news agency said last Monday that the Heydrich case had come as a thun derbolt to Hitlers circle of leaders and had touched off arrests in the German capital itself So important the that Himmler was said ij the Tass dis patch to have notified Hitler of the attack in an urgent telephone call KEINHARD HEYDRICH for Crimes JAP TRANSPORT SUNK 12000 THOUGHT LOST War on Chinas East Coast Rages On With Increasing Fury by THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Gen Douglas MatArthurs headquarters announced Thurs lay that an allied submarine had unk a GGOOton armed transport vith the probable loss of 12000 Japanese troops in the waters of te southwest Pacific while four Japanese midget submarines were listed as sunk in the abortive raid on Syrney harbor last Sunday Previously only three of the tiny twoman Japanese underseas raiders had been reported sent to the bottom by harbor batteries md depth charges In addition to the Japanese troopship united nations head quarters said an allied subma rine sank heavilyladen Japanese supply ships and damaged a third A communique also reported that Japanese submarines operat ing close off the east coast of Aus s tralia attacked three allied cargo ships and sank one of them but indicated that the other two es caped undamaged U S Sailors at Dutch Harbor Nazi Reports on Attacks Fail to Jibe By UNITED PRESS Germany leading off for the axis in reporting the Japanese on the Aleutian islands Broadcast Thursday that inhabi ants of the entire Pacific coast verc gripped by excitement and panic had spread ihrough Alaska Lacking any word from To kio Berlin broadcast dispatches under Lisbon and Buenos Aires dates credited to its Trans ocean news agency The first quoted the navy de partment at Washington that no serious damage had been caused ind only a few casualties in flicted in the first raid Rout Axis Desert Troops A Tokio broadcast asserted that Japanese offensives were forging ahead in three Chinese Kwangtung and that Japanese troops had broken through the outer defenses of Chuhsien key rail city in western Chekiang province A Japanese army spokesman said Japans opening of a new front in Kiangsi province serves as a final warning to Generalissimo Chiang Kaisheks Chinese armies to give up their meaningless resistance or ac cept the alternative of annihi lation The Chinese who have repeat edly scoffed at such overtures through five bloody years of war with Japan said 50000 Japanese troops were being thrown into the Kiangsi offensive on a drive to seize the KinngsiChekiang rail way which ieadiinto the heart of Chinn Highlighting the gravity of Chinas peril wo topranking American officers in the far Pa cific arrived in Chungking by plane for conferences with Gen eralissimo Chiang They are Lieut Gen Joseph W Stilwell com mander of Chinese forces in the lost battle of Burma and Maj Gen Lewis H Brereton comman der U S army air forces in India 2000 TAPS KILLED y SOUTHWESTERN FRONT Chinese military dispatches re ported that the Chinese armief harassed on a dozen fronts were putting up a terrific fight and in flicting heavy invaders casualties on the On the BurmaChina front in ihe far southwest the Chinese said 2000 Japanese had been killed and wounded in two weeks of fighting on the outskirts of Lung ling and Tcnsyueh Japaneseoc cupied towns iust west of the up per Sahvcen river 2 TAP XAVAL OFFICERS SHOT OV MADAGASCAR Meanwhile the British war of fice disclosed new evidence that Japan may have been planning o seize the strategic French is land of Madagascar off the coast of southeast Africa now partly occupied by British troops The war office said two Japa nese naval officers had been shot by a British patrol Monday at a village north of the Britishheld Diego Suarez naval base When called upon to surren der they opened fire on the Bril sh patrol and were shot tie war office announced FURY OF WAR ON CHINAS EAST COAST MOUNTS Amid these tlinisis at ALo tralias shipping at m Kommel 1 tempted btocklde of the under continent he war on Chinas east coast raged on with mounting fury FREE FRENCH LINES FIRM Axis Soldiers Driven From Stronghold in Fierce Engagement CAIRO Egypt imperial armored forces were re ported Thursday to have routed axis soldiers from a desert strong hold in a fierce engagement while their free French allies held fast Sainst efforts by Field Marshal Erwm Rommel to seize the key A middle east command com munique said British forces attacking at the last of June 2 drove the enemy out of Ta mar 21 milcs southwest of To bruk and six miles west of Knigrhtsbridee a track center around ivhicii has occurred much of the righting in this latest Libyan campaign if The enemy is known to have lost at least 14 tanks in this en gagement the communique de clared The German field commander apparently desires to capture Sir Hacheim southern end of a sev ered line which once extended to Ain El Gazala to make impossible a British counterattack from that tiny oasis about 50 miles south west of Tobruk There are British Indian troops at Bir Hacheim but British sources said the main force con sists of free French metropolitan troops plus n battalion of the French foreign leairm which now is about 85 per cent French Tlie British communique sud Italian troops and some Ger man tanks approached the de fendingr positions at Bir Ha cheim but the attack was not pressed home Our columns in the neighbor hood attacked the enemy in the rear the communique said while the RAF successfully en gaged Stuka dive bombers which assaulted Bir Hacheim EAF headquarters announced that one fighter squadron shot down seven Junkers dive bomb ers in the Bir Hacheim air bat tles Declaring it was giving maxi mum support to the British land forces the RAF communique re ported concentrations of axis mechanized units south of bir Hacheim were effectively bombed and machine gunned from a low level and numerous motor transport vehicles damaged and set on fire Watch Stolen 13 Years Ago Recovered WILMINGTON Del vm Hubbards watch was stolen 13 years ago He has just re covered it via Detective Robert Wallace who said a man who pawned it had bought it from a paroled convict who had acquired it from another prisoner who died in a Columbus Ohio prison fire Buy war savings bonds and HIGHWAY FATALITY 3 Year Old Dies When Hit by Bus rtobert George Bobby Van Ev ery 3 year old son of Mr and Mrs Harry Van Every S21 Dela ware avenue northeast died at a local hospital Thursday morning from injuries received when struck by a Mason City motor coach about oclock Wednesday eve ning This is the first traffic fatality to occur in the city of Mason City in 1042 and is the fourth for the county The boy was struck as he was crossing Pennsylvania avenue at Sixth street from cast lo west according to police The motor coach was being driven south at the time of the accident by W H Rose Evroa Beef Kargcf boys work secretary at the Y M C A rushed the boy to the hospital Riding on the bus at the time of the accident were Mr and Mrs John Q Dictz 24 Second street northwest The child was born Sept 6 1039 in Mason City the parents four brothers David Jerry James and Donald and one sister Beth and the grandparents Mr and Mrs George W Van Ev ery Mason City and Andrew Wangen Albert Lea Minn and other relatives Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home at 2 oclock Satur day afternoon with Doctor Paul Arnold Peterson of the Wesley Methodist church in charge Bur ial will be at Mason City My Husband Always Wants to Take Him Into Army COLUMBUS S Car Please take my husband into the service He wants to fight all the time and I am not able to Richland county selective senice board No 68 recipient of the plea immediately began a review of the husbands case SCHEDULE 16 LECTURES IOWA CITY Sixteen lect ures by federal bureau of investi gation agents and peace officers are 5chcdulcd for the annual peace short course to he held of Tows 10 DIE IN BLAST AT STOCKTON 9 Soldiers Fireman Lose Lives in Army Station Explosion STOCKTON Cal P Ten personswere killed in an explo sion and fire at an army station near here shortly before midnight The dead were nine soldiers and a civilian fireman Ten others were in a hospital Of these the condition of five was critical and four were in ser ious condition Lieut Colonel Floyd 11 Tut commanding officer said the ex plosion and fire occurred in a building at he army camp about p m In appointing a board of in quiry be said cause of the blast had not been determined The civilian fireman killed was Tom Sousa of Stockton Among those injured critically was the civilian fire chief at the station M H Bouchard Eggs Tossed Into City Dump Hatch Out HAYS Kans of waste oil cans at the city dump Marvin Fellers heard a loud chirping Investigating he found nine baby turkeys and one chick Eggs thrown away by a hatch hatched by the cry had been suns rays BOUGHT FOIl PARK FORT DODGE by the state conservation commis sion of 67 acres of land at the Des Moines river forks south o Humboldt for park purposes wa announced here by Conservatio Officer Paul Leavcrton NO BOMBS ARE NIPPON FLIGHT Situation at Base Is Quiet Stimson Says More Raids Expected WASHINGTON The navy describing the situation at Dutch Harbor Alaska as quiet at pres ent reported Thursday that the second wave of enemy planes lave been set aflame it said tin ler a Lisbon date were so far given in Washington roncerning damage done as the of the Japanese air attack on military installations at Dutch il arbor Next it reported the second raid i Dutch Harbor also quoting hc navy department and then ollowed a stream of allegations One reported a 20niinute air raid alarm at Ketcliikan but said it was not known at Juncau whether Japanese planes were attacking or the alarm was false It quoted Gov Ernest Grucning as reporting to Washington that the army and navy are rendering an excellent account of them selves and as issuing an ap peal to Alaskans to remain calm Unimaginable panic has been caused in Alaska Berlin next reported from Lisbon quoting al leged Washington reports It said Governor Gruening had pro claimed a state of emergency throughoutAlaska and had pointed out to the people urging calm that the armed forces were there for their protection TOKIO RADIO SILENT ON DUTCH HARBOR RAIDS NEW YORK listen ers who monitor Tokio broadcasts around the clock reported Thurs day that the Tokio radio still was silent on Japanese air raids on the United States base on Dutch Harbor nearly 24 hours after the first attack was made ILVI III f Wednesday morning While the source of the at tackingaircraft lias not been definitely determined the com munique said they are believed to have been carrierbased The communique also announced Hie loss of the USS Cythera a small naval patrol vessel in the Atlantic area and said that next of kin of personnel aboard the con verted yacht had been notified The communique based on re ports received up to noon eastern war time Thursday Pacific area I The situation at Dutch Har bor is at present quiet Wednes days first raid by the Japanese appears to have been made pri marily to test our defenses High explosives and incendiary bombs Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued warm and humid Thursday night and Friday forenoon Widely scat tered showers and thunder storms IOWA Not much change in tem perature Thursday night and Friday forenoon with widely scattered thunder showers in north portions MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Thursday night and Friday forenoon w 11 h widely scattered thunder shows south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday K Minimum Wednesday night fil At 8 a m Thursday 74 probably was engaged only jn ecormaissance A communique declared total damage at the base was not ex tensive and fires were quickly after he initial raid Moson Ciryan Is at Dutch Harbor At least one Mason City sailor John Shima Jr is Itnoxvn to be stationed at Dutch Harbor The 4 year old Mason Cityan son of John Shima 321 Twentyfirst street southeast enlisted in the navy in 1D36 and ijr now ranked as a gunners mate first class were dropped but as previously announced our casualties were light and damage wns not exten sive The few which were started were quickly exting uished 2 Tlie second wave of ene my planes which was reported to have attacked six hours aft er the initial attach communi que 8S failed to drop any bombs and appears to have been cnuaffca solely In recon naissance 3 The source of the attack ing Japanese aircraft has not been definitely determined but they are thought to have been carrier based Atlantic area 4 The USS Cylhero a small patrol vessel taken over by the navy last December has been overdue in this area for more than three weeks and is presumed to be iosl 5 The next of kin of person nel in the Cythera have been no tified 6 There is nothing In report fnim other Secretary or War Stimson told his press conference that the Japanese attack Wednes day were not the only and last YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SOVIET RUSSIA ALASKA PETROPAVLOVSK UNITED STATES Pacific Ocean HAWAIIAN ISLANDS   

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