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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVES C 3 M 0 I tl 3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UWTED LEASED V7BIES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY THIS PAPEn CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ui j i rttcaj ur TWU SECTIONS x T SECTION ONE NO 213 OSAGE 6IBL WINS FESTIVAL GROWN Germans Push Fierce Drives on Sevastopol Tobruk Key Points By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Big U S army bombers were credited Wednesday with scoring 3o direct bomb hits on two Italian battleships in the great seaair battle in the Mediterranean last weekend and a British source de clared the American flyers had so iu UHIKHIHI battered the fascist naval squadron forces had driven oft an axis arm Claim 35 Hits on Italian Ships 2 LEFT AFIRE BY YANK BOMBERS U S Hunts Money Which Axis Tries to Smuggle From Nation W A S U I N G T O N treasury Wednesday ordered a na tionwide search for and seizure of an estimated 5300000 of Ameri can money which the axis is be lieved lo be trying to smuggle into this country for use by agents and spies The money consists mostly of 31000 and 5500 bills with a few fifties and hundreds it was said Serial numbers have been sent to all banks and other financial institutions ish stronghold on the shores of the Mediterranean was growine hourly last With the axis attacking on a de1 halfmoon front British head quarters reported that imperial that it never made contact with British convoy it set out to inter cept f f It was like fish in a barrel saic Mai Alfred V Kalberer who led the Ameri cans on their first battle flight against the axis in the Mediter ranean theater One fascist battleship wai hit 20 times the other 15 Kalberer said In addition a cruiser was set afire and a destroyer damaged Altogether in this single phase of the running twoday battle American and RAF planes left two battleships in flames sank a J 0000ton cruiser and two dc slroyers and damaged two cruisers and two destroyers before the Italian squadron wheeled and lied back to its Taranto base Simultaneously the RAF an nounced that a second air attack Monday night had resulted in an other hit on one the two Italian battleships set afire by U S araiy and RAF flyers Monday morning An RAF communique said the battleship was hit despite a heavy smoke screen laid down by four escorting destroyers which were also attacked again The communique 14 axis planes were definitely shot down in the central Mediterranean fighting and many others were so badly damaged that it is un likely they returned to their bases The British themselves ac knowledged sharp losses in send ing muchneeded supplies to Malta and the beleaguered north African fortress at Tobruk but said the results would not be dis closed until the information would no longer be enemy value to the NAZIS VIOLENTLY ASSAULT XOBRUK SEVASTOPOL LINES Britain and Russia fought des perately to hold the two key cita dels of Tobruk and Sevastopol un der increasingly violent assault ov ine axis armies Wednesday while tlG rjAF e new blows overnight lo Adolf Hit lers Ruhr and Uhincland indus trial center On he North African front LieutGoi Neil Ritchies iroops reinforced by seaborne sup PUcs delivered with the help of U S army flyers broke up axis attacks on both flanks of To hruk but it was apparent that the danger to he historic Brit ored lunge at Sidi Rezegh and re pulsed daylong thrusts at Acroma Sidi Rezegh 50 miles west ot the EgyptianLibyan frontier is 25 miles southeast of Tobruk Acroma lies 20 miles southwest of Tobruk A third axis force was massed at El Adem 18 miles due south or Tobruk but failed to attack ihc British said By contrast Premier Mussolinis high command asserted that axij forces had knifed into some Brit ish positions in the Acroma and El Adem sectors and captured more than 6000 prisoners NAZIS CLAIM TO HATE TAKEN FORTIFIED POSTS On the Russian front nazi dis patches reported that German troops had stormed Fort Siberia at Sevastopol and dislodged the red army defenders from a series of strongly fortified positions of the Cnmean naval base It was the I3th day of bloody mass assault by the German siege armies attempting Jo knock out the Black sea fortress before striking into the oilrich Caucasus Soviet dispatches said the Ger man assault forces totalled about 120000 troops including seven in fantry divisions and more thai 150 tanks But the Russians declared they were holding grimly to their lomiledccp system of entrench ments and fortifications All attacks of the Germans were ters said Berlin disclosed that the Rus sians were making persistent forts to Kerch tip of the Crimea The nazi com had they were driven from Kerch four weeks ago and declared Germa day night SIZABLE BIUTISH FORCE ATTACKS NAZI FOUNDKIES In aerial warfare the British said RAF night raiders resumed SEIZE 200 TONS Hits 94 Per CLINTON YARD Federal Officials Say A 0 Schaffer Dared U S to Take Material C L I N T O N federal government Wednesday took over the A O Schaffer A to Z wreck tons of iron steel and scrap Federal officials said Schaffer had refused to sell the scrap and had dared the government to requisition it The Schaffer yard covering about three city blocks alone highway 30 at the west edge of Clinton was taken possession of for the government by Eugene Dunne Chicago field repre sentative of the automobile grave yard section and James 1 Gillespie U S marshal at DCS Moincs Representatives of the office for emergency management said it was the second federal requisition in the middle west since the war production board began its drive to maintain o steady flow of metal scrap to war industries The first of 100 tons was at Valpariso Ind March 13 Dunne reported unsuccessful ef forts to induce Schaffer to dis mantle the cars and increase his scrap shipments began early in April In a transcript Schatfers statements made to salvage offi cials who made many visits to his yard the dealer was quoted as saying better have more than one marshal to serve the requi sition papers because Im not afraid of any federal man How long before you are going to be out here after me I plan to make a trip and want to be around T Dunne related Schaffer de clared he would welcome a requisition1 The material seized included about 190 automobiles complete and partly dismantled and about tons of loose scrap the OEM mates an average of 1400 pounds of scrap per machine and all were refused who claimed he was saving the automobiles in his yard for resale Dunne Iron and announced the Clinton ncmLcu vnfiman iron anc coastal artillery had broken up by Sam noistem will wreck the day n k SJX Schaffer as representative v niem of the Metal Reserve company a federal agency Prevailing scrap prices will be paid to Schaffcr 1 Anticipated opposition by SehaC fcr did not develop ancl plans for placing the yard under the guard of armed United States soldiers vere abandoned ainst Germanys lull the offensive foundries after a weekold enforced by bad weather Eight RAF bombers failed to return indicating that it was a sizeable foray al though below the scope of the 1000plane attack on Cologne and Essen May 30 and June I CAUGHT IN CAVEIN ST CLOUD Minn IT near hore when caught in a cavein of huge slabs of granite WASHINGTON Donald Nelson of the war produc tion board expressed opposition Wednesday to a Oat 94 per cent excess profits tax for corpora tions contending it might en danger the war production pro gram Nelson told Chairman Doughton D N Car of the house ways and means committee which al has tentatively approved the 94 per cent rate that if a tax be approved the excess above that level should be treated as a post war credit preferably in the form of a government obligation with definite maturities He told Doughton that should the committee retain an excess profits rate above 80 per cent without postwar credit he strongly urged thorough explor ation ot possible exemptions de signed lo encourage througli preferential tax treatment in creased efficiency in war produc tion and savings in the use of scarce resources Meanwhile a polite but em phatic no came from house ways and means committee mem bers Wedncsdav m reply to Prosiden Roosevelts suggestion that congress divide the pending tax bill and speed action on ex cise levies which would produce more than 51000000 a day in im mediate new revenue SERB GUERILLAS CAPTURE 1500 LONDON UR Gen Draja Mihailovitchs Jugoslav guerillas have captured 1500 axis troops including one complete enemy bat tery in new fighting in Bosnia Herzegovina a n d Montenegro reports reaching the Jugoslav refugee government here said Wednesday The reports said however that axis forces had launched an of fensive in those regions and that casualties were heavy on boti annual North Iowa bane fes I Weather Report Urges Motorists Avoid h FORECAST i Tf mg the Italians admitted 75 killed and 783 wounded among their troops these reports said Jugoslav spokesmen said 17 Italian divisions in addition to a large number of Bulgarian and Hungarian troops had been en gaged by the guerilla units led by Mihailovitch The focal point oC Serb resistance has shifted from western Serbia to Bosnia the re ports said Meanwhile German authorities added 26 more Czech names to the list of those executed in reprisal the hangman Heydrich reich protector of Bohemia Moravia and underground reports said ev erywhere the Germans went in Czechoslovakia they were con fronted with the name Lidice written on walls houses trees and telephone poles by patriots Thus far 433 persons have been put to death in reprisal for the Heydrich killing not including an estimated 250 slain during the nazi i uuuug me nazi M n i r i wasrklllcd Wednesday extermination ot the town of at the iWcJrosc Grey Granite quar Lidice where every male inhabi tant was killed and the women de ported peraturc Wednesday afternoon through Thursday forenoon with occasional light showers MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Wednesday aft ernoon through Thursday fore noon Occasional light showers near northern boundary and in south and east portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 68 Minimum Tuesday night 42 At 8 a m Wednesday 57 Rair 03 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum sn J Gravel When Possible DIES FROM FALL POCAHONTAS Elaine DeWall 5 daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry J DeWall ot near Rolfe died Tuesday night of a punctured lung several hours after falling from a tractor plat form into the path of a spreader attached to the tractor DES MOtNES Town Slate traffic expert Wednesday advised motorists lo stay off graveled or crushed stone roads as much as possible in order to conserve tires Professor R A Moyer of the engineering experi ment station at Iowa State college and chairman of the research committee of the governors traf fic safety commission said tire wear on loose gravel is twice as great as on pavement Burned Body Found in New York Vacant Lot NEW YORK in a sitting position in n homemade trunk the burned and still smouldering body of a young man was discovered Wednesday in a vacant Brooklyn lot SO feet off a main thoroughfare Rags and pa pers smellingstrongly ot gasoline or kerosene were found in the box and there were fresh tire tread marks nearby indicating the body had been brought there in an auto mobile Jarl ol the hup crowd at the evening ceremonies of he seventh annual North Iowa band festival is shown in the iwnorama below It shows most of the audience seated on the field but only at the two lower corners can the ir t gramlstUKl scen Chief of Police tl n nnn C esfcllate51 thc entire gathering at more than 10000 persons In the center of the picture is the stage with its covering of white and the 39 queens seated in a senuctrcle The picture was taken as the evening pro gram was about to begin The kilted lads of the Decorah junior drum and bugle corps can be seen seated along the track at the lower left Lock photo Kayenay engraving SPECTACLE AT BAND FINALE IS SEEN BY 10000 Music and Color Are Blended Into Impressive Ceremonies in Stadium Other 1ictiireh on Pases 2 5 Bethel Lashbrook charm ing Osagc high school gradu ate received the acclaim ot more Hum 10000 oC her subjects as she was crowned Miss North Iowa at the North Iowa band festival grand finale Tuesday night in Roosevelt stadium Somewhat stunned by the sud den pinnacle of popularity on which 10 judges placed her Miss Lashbrook gave a generous sin cere smile lo the throngs who viewed the ceremonies as the most dramatic of a full day ot thrills Tlic evening spectacle was Informally voted by members of tlie crowii as the most successful in the five years that querns have liceji named Moving the event back to the stadium from the baseball nark went far In ward solving the seating diffi culties Daylight savins time helped make the event more successful since the added hour of daylight peimittcri the ceremonies to bR nearly completed before the flood lights were used The weather as well cooperated after threatening rain much of the afternoon and evening Music and color combined in a symphonious spectacle in the massed band numbers undoubt edly the successful In the history of the event Purple red orange green blue red black white and gold of the uniforms splashed with the brass and silver of Hie musical instru ments made the grandstand a riot of color facing the spectators on the field I liink Dial is he fincst massed band playtne we have ever heard was the tribute by u Earl Hall master of cere monies seconded by the crowd to Director Carlcton L Stewart and his 2000 bandsmen from all narls of North Iowa But lic high paint of he pro ceedings ns always was Ihe tense moment when the learned whviv one hncl been judged queen the festival Miss Lashbrook seated just be hind the empty throne on the stage sat quietly for a moment after the announcement only her sparkling eyes revealing her ex citement and pleasure Then she arose and walked smiling to the center of the stage in front of the tlirone while the crowd rose in an uproar of acclamation As she slood in the semicircle of beauty formed by tiic other 3R band queens pages walked up the ramp al the front of the stae carrying the glittering crown on a satin pillow and the royal robe Miss Alberta Joslyii Clear Lake 1941 fiucen placed tiir crown on Miss Lashbrooks head and helped Miss Charlotte Ann Foss Belmond queen of the 1910 festival to place the robe   

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