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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             OEPAST C 0 M P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 1 J vwtTuioi a i wu A 216 MAJOR BATTLES FOR MIDEAST LOOM WILL MARCH TO BERLIN BEFORE HALT IS MADE Declares Preparations Must Be Such as to Make Venture Certain s Calls for Invasion of Europe i American Bushmasters LBSir Stafford jupps government leader iri th house of commons Saturday called for an allied invasion of wester Europe with determination to march through to Berlin before we caH a final halt It may be sooner or later though Hitler has apparently jessed that it may not be too far anead Cripps said without giv ing any hint as to the probabl date of establishment of a second front which President Roosevelt Jfmc Minister Winston Churchill are believed to be con sidering in the United States at present The combined productive strength of the United States Great Britain and the soviet union will one day permit a great successful attack upon Hitler in the west Cripps said in Jungle But its success is the essence help we can render our allies Cripps said in addressing a Bri ishRussian demonstration would damage instea or assist our common cause As make our preparation so no doubt will Hitler try make his preparations too an this in itself may influence th time factor Cripps pledged Britain to gu Russia every help that lies will m our power during the critica and anxious months that li ahead He warned that disappoint rnents and reverses are still facin the allies since the enemies ar still powerful f may take us a long time t overcome their vast military an organization Cnoo said There were increasing indi calions that the Germans were netting jittery over the possibil ity of invasion of western Eur ope British dispatches from Stockholm said that hospitals and schools in Norway hart been g notified to he ready to evacuate ij on short notice and that German reinforcements were moving into that area I A United Press dispatch from Stockholm said that masters o Swedish coa boats had advise the ship owners association tha they refused to continue to sail tc Rotterdam due to persistent Brit ish air attacks and protected convoys The Swedish newspapers printed letters regard ing the difficulties of obtainin coal from other German port It was reported by German broadcasts that Britain was clear ing 3 big eastern England area as a logical concentration point for troops to invade Europe and tha a gigantic German mine field was being placed io close off the en tire Skagerrak entrance to the Baltic sea FATHER OF 14 DIES LOWELL Mass the eve of Fathers day Barney J Dussault 48 father of H children died Saturday of automobile in juries Weather Report FORECAST CITY Occasional show er and thunderstorms Satur day afternoon and Saturday night cooler Saturday after noon and Saturday night IOWA Showers and thunder storms in east and central por tions Saturday night and in extreme east portion Sunday forenoon cooler MINNESOTA Showers southeast and extreme cast Saturday night and occasional rains ex treme north portion Saturday night and Sunday forenoon somewhat cooler Sunday fore noon and most sections Satur day night IN 3IASON CITY GlobeGazette weafher statistics Maximum Friday 73 Minimum Friday night 51 At 8 a m Saturday 54 Rain 08 inch YEAR AGO Maximum R Minimum fif Mangum Okla J luba City Ariz and Lieut Envin Bennett NAZI PURGE IN AUSTRIA STARTS DNB Intimates Drive to Be Extended to Include All of Reich LONDON purge antisocial eunhe mism for all who disagree wit the begun in Vienn and the lower Danube provinc of Austria the German new agency DNB reported Saturdaj intimating that the campaigi would embrace the entire German reich In a radio broadcast DNB dc fined the antisocial person a anyone who owing to criminal antistate or querulous inclina tions continually enters into con lict with the penal law the po ice and other authorities These it said represent an jlement of unrest of the first or so that their elimination was very important particularly n wartime Those arrested will be sen either to welfare institutes to orced labor or to gastapo edu ction camps the broadcast said It indicated that the purge in Iuded persons deemed of un ound mind or immoral but tha1 t also was taking in all person ieemed by the nazis to be in apable of living in the commu uty tor any reason Think Germany May Jse Chute Troops o Assault Tobruk LONDON may se parachute troops in an allout ttempt to capture the British tronghold of Tobruk on the coast and thus clear the vay for a big scale attack on the mam British forces on the gyptian frontier military quar ers reported Saturday Informants pictured an attack in the Germans would throv i their new 4i inch and inch owitzcrs send dive bombers to to break the outer defenses of he fortress and then launch a gi anlic tank attack while para hutists landed in the British de ense area A British military commentator aid that it seemed likely the axis orces would regroup but that it as not yet clear whether they essay an attack on the main ntish line along the Egyptian order or try to take Tobruk first Deport New Wave of Vlass Executions Is Started in Poland LONDON news serv e of the Polish governmentin Mle declared Saturday that a new avc of mass executions had be un in Poland and that more and ore women were falling before nazi execution squads British Army Takes Control of Coast Area LONDON British wa office disclosed Saturday that th army is taking over a 36square mile block of East of England nearest Ho land every civilian vil lager and farmer required to qui the district by July 20 Theonh explanation given whole area includin needed for training that th villages i 25 FAMILIES AT BLUFFS RESCUED South End of City Is Flooded When Indian Creek Overflows COUNCIL BLUFFS ice used boats to rescue about o families from high water in he south end of Council Bluffs after Indian creek swollen by heavy rains overflowed into Council Bluffs Friday night SI500000 was spent for flood protection work along the creek in downtown ouncil Bluffs in 1SI35 and 1936 The creek was already flooded early Friday night because of leavy rainfall at McClelland owa 10 miles north of here md Ihe additional burden of icavy rains in Council Bluffs ent it over its banks No in urics or loss of life occurred Major damage was done to ewer systems and basements of downtown business buildings Railroad roundhouses were mud overed The rescued families spent Ihc ught pi the police station Water n their part of town was arm itdcep Meanwhile it was reported o cclion of he Wabash railroad rack nt Silver City Iowa south aft of here was washed out No rams came into Council Bluffs ver the track Saturday The hieago and North Western re orted water running a foot deep ver tracks at Honey Creek Iowa VIost Deliveries of Vlilk in Minneapolis ialted by Disputes MINNEAPOLIS Minn tnkes and lockouts at 17 plants elongmg to the Minneapolis Milk eaters association virtually halted to Minneapolis 2000 residents Saturday Strikes were called by the milk iver and dairy employes union cal 41 AFI at six dairies id lockouts were instituted at others Only one firm Ewald Bros anitary regu rlyschcduledmilk deliveries URGES PRICE CEILING SUBSIDY Henderson Offers to Resign if That Will Provide for Support WASHINGTON Ad mimstrator Leon Henderson of fered Saturday to resign if congres made his resignation a condition to appropriation of subsidy fund to support price ceilings Henderson admitting hat con gross might discipline him hj cutting OPAs budget request told n press conference that if Hi 5161000000 budget is trimmed tou far the persons who will suffer will not be Bureaucrat Hendersot and his loyal bureaucrats they will be the consumers and the retailers Emphasizing that he believed subsidy legislation and funds with which to administer pay ments to hold prices at March levels an integral part of OPAs effort to hold down the cost of living Henderson observed that neither wages nor farm prices had as yet been stabilized as asked by President Roosevelt Further he asserted without criticism of those in charge of the ax program nothing has been ionc to date on the tax fund which vili reduce the inflationary gap AH of these factors must be coii idered he said in attempting to ictennine whether the battle gainst inflalion could be won Henderson has sought approval T the subsidy arrangement in or ler to pay with federal funds ncreased costs of production ransporlatmn etc rather than et these costs be added to the nces paid by consumers The OPA budget request in cludes funds for administering subsidies and lhc money for subsidies themselves would come from the RFC under Hender son s plans Regarding his current dispute various congressmen over atronage questions which has reduced continuing reports thst is resignation was pending Hen erson said that aside from the ubsidy question his job depended pon President Roosevelts wishes jirl 4 Running to jreet Father Run Over by His Truck MT AUBURN Ann loise Sellers 4 had been Sales Levy Not Taken Up by Committee WASHINGTON house rays and means committee voted Saturday not to consider in the pending tax bill any form of con umption or sates tax Chairman Doughton D N Car told newsmen after a niorn ing session We decided not to consider in this bill any consumption or sales tav He said the committee also had decided tentatively to adopt the treasurys scheme of payasyou go collection of individual income taxes through pay roll deductions starting next Jan 1 In view of the committees deci ion against a sales lax the total of the new bill probably will be round S6C40000000 compared A Jhe request for 00000000 The committee may complete its work next week Sales tax advocates had con tended that such a levy should be adopted to make up the difference between the total of revenue to be raised and the administralion request Estimates have been made that a 5 per cent retail sales tax would produce 52500000000 The socalled withholding lax contemplates deductions from pay checks and pay envelopes equal to 10 per cent of an individuals taxable is net in come minus personal and depend ent credits U S Soldiers Abroad Must Have Officers Approval to Be Wed WASHINGTON UR Army personnel serving in foreign coun tries or possessions may not marry without tlie approval of the com manding officers of the United States army forces stationed in th area involved the war depart ment announced Saturday No explanation was available at the war department regarding reasons for tlie issuance of the order The brief announcement said Ihe war department announced Saturday that no military pcrson lel on duty in any foreign coun ry or possession may marry with out the approval of the command ng officer of the United States army forces stationed in such oreign country or possession so FiiiiTv ARE OVERCOME 34 Fire Companies Battle Blaze in New York Paper Warehouse NEW YORK firemen vere overcome by smoke Saturday n a fivealarm fire which caused n estimated unofficial damage of 500000 to a paper warehouse ear the Greenwich village section f Manhattan Thirtyfour fire companies cured tons of water into the tlazing sevenstory structure of he Great Atlantic Paper company n Washington street for four ours before the flames were rough t under control Dense clouds of smoke spread ver much of the downtown area nd the nearby Hudson river wal rfront Firemen said the building appar ntly was used to store tar paper accounted for the umcs run n run ing to meet her father at night hen he drove his ome from work big truck Friday night her father didnt ec her He alighted from the uck to find the lot underneath ic wheels She died enroute to Vmton hospital A brother and sister saw the agcdy The parents Mr and rs John Franklin Sellers live 525000 Pay Limit to Apply to Those Who kVork on War Contracts WASHINGTON 325 00 yearly limitation on salaries by President Roosevelt ut turned down by congress will apply generally to persons work ing on war contracts officials de clared Saturday In addition most of the money spent for advertising by contract holders will not be admissible as legitimate costs in con tracts The rulings were made in 3 written guide designating the of determination of costs under government con tracts and drawn up to aid re GERMANS HURL NEW ASSAULTS AT SEVASTOPOL Ignore Losses as High as 60 Per Cent in Effort to Take Fort MO SCO URJ Germany mined fresh guns and planes into tlie entire Sevastopol area Satur day ignoring losses as high as 60 per cent in 111 attempt to overwhelm the fortress by the first anniversary Monday of Adolf Hitlers 60day campaign ii Russia Special front dispatches re ported thai the entire area was shaking under the terrific im pact of bijr gun shells and air plane bombs in an attack which never ceased day or night Axis forces concentrated the mam weight of thenattack on tlie northern sector trying to break through to the city but in every sector fighting was an ai unprecedented scale A dispatch to Pravda ho com munist parly newspaper said that the Russians threw back eight successive attacks in the southern sector in fighting which cost the Germans thousands 01 men Ships of the Russian Black sea fleet standing off the coast shelled axis concentrations and raced through heavy enemy fire to deliver ammunition and fooc to the garrison Thecruiser Red Crimea beating off repeated attacks spent five hours clearing mines from the shelled coast so that it could unload reinforcements for the marines the toughest troops of the Sevastopol forces It had been beliered that flu height of the German assault hac been reached but the Germans now were attacking wifh in un precedented ferocitv Soviet in fantry marines and artillerymen hurled them back thousands T corpses and counterattacked fnclay midnights Russian com munique said Tlie tempo of the attack va indicated by the announcement tnat the defenders had destroyed more than a regiment 3000 men of infantry and 20 tanks in one ays presumably Fridays fighting Hitlers expectations were Ion overdue The Tass agency said German prisoners revealed that nazi officers had believed Sevas topol would be taken bv June 10 CLAIM SOVIET REMNANTS ARE BEING ANNIHILATED BERLIN From German Broad fighting is in progress for the last remainng oastal fort on the north part of Sevastopols defenses the German igh command asserted Saturday vhile on the Ukraine front north ast of Kharkov a soviet division was declared surrounded and al most annihilated Soviet remnants north of bewcinaja Bay near besieged 6evasiopol are being annihilated the communique said while an artillery position and an area on boil sides of a drydock were cap tured by the Germans n Importance of Middle East Pointed Out By DEMITT MACKENZIE World War Analyst There seems to he no reason to doubt the report from competent quarters in London that British Premier Churchill now in this country conferring with President Roosevelt is urging that the Unit ed Stales provide reinforcements stabilize the M ed iterranean front since that would be a log ical request in view of the lat est develop lYionls Loss of con trol of this zone of the MACKENZIE f o u n d a t i o n tones of B r i Iains strength might cost the allies the war The Eastern taking in Egypt and tlie Suez canal which nazi Marshal Rommel now is trying to reach across the smoking sands of the Libyan is strategically an insep arable part of the Hussomiddle east cockpit in which our argu ment with Kerr Hitler bids fail to be pretty well ironed out summer Or lets put it this way V Hitler must break into Hie JtiLss TI Caucasus or the middle east tboth in order to get the supplies which he neciis lo keep his war machine running As you know now there are two main routes to his KOal One lies through soviet Marsha Timo shenkos red frnnt in the Ukraine a grallant line which Hillcr thus far has failed to crack The other is through Turkey or around Turkey and so into Syria V Upon Russias sturdy shoulders depends the defense of the Ukraine gateway But the blocking of the Hun drive through or about Tur key is largely up to Britain and the United States If the allies fail in the defense of either of these routes the fat will be in the The fuehrer will have gone a long long way iowards winning the war Thus the protection of he Meditcr wing becomes an impera tive part of allied strategy The allied setup in Libya and has been thrown out of alter rather badly by Rommels success in isolating he importan British held Libyan port of Tobruk and forcing the main body of the British eighth army to fall back towards the Egyptian border 1 snt that Rommel has won a de cisive victory but that his offen sive if continued would tend to mprove his masters chances making a blitzkrieg against the Turks or Syria direct The point is that Rommel who is showing s u n c r i o r strength might compel tlie Brit ish to withdraw forces from Syria or other parts itf the mid dle cast In protect Egypt That probably is one of the main tilings that Hillcr is playing for weaken he allied defense in the middle cast in preparation tar his own great offensive half mile southeastof Mt Aujcentlycreated price adjustment boards in computing contracts Y r CRIMEA RUSSIA BALAKLAVA Black Sea Germans driving at Sevastopol from two in iHl Shoek tlwPs in futile attacks on the Crimean city ENGLISH THINK DRIVE AGAINST SUEZ IS LIKELY Developments Indicate Egypt Persia Turkey May Be Battlegrounds toy ROUKK D GREENE Associated Tress War Editor British dispatches said Safc urdajv that Adolf Hitler ap parently bent on a fullscale invasion of the middle oast had urgently requested Francos pronazi Premier Pierre Laval to cede 1000000 tons of French merchant shipping in tlie Mediterra nean to Germany v Other developments indicated strongly that the great battles of this summer were In be foiifflit in the ancient lands of Ejtypt Iraq Iran Persia and possibly Turkey v That wouid be Hitlers choice of a second front Safely away from his own Reichland it still affords him a battleground more accessible lo his sources of sup ply than it does the allies whose supply ships cither must run the santlet of axis sea and air at tacks in the Mediterranean or use the longer route around Africa and to Cairo However Sir Stafford Cripps Prime Minister Churchills deputy in the house of commons de clared bluntly that Britain and the United States would launch a great successful attack on Hitler in the west when the proper lime comes We cannot say when he at tack will come Sir Stafford said in London addressing a meeting observing the June 22 nazi inva sion of Russia I am not going lo help Hitler by telling you or him the lime he said adding The attack must not fail Gripps statement against reports of a vast nazi of fensive impending in the miilillr casl the situation appeared to he shaping info 1 race of time to sec which side would strike first and force the locale of the battle V V In Washington London reports that Prime Minister Churchill was seeking quick United States help in the Mediterranean theater were taken to indicate that the British believed a tremendous German drive against Suez was impending While British north African armies girded for the defense Egypt Hitlers field headquarters announced that the destruction of Sevastopol continues amid heavy righting around a northern fort of the big Crimean naval base Will Scvaslnnol out of the way riillcr would be in a posi tion lo send his armies inlo Ihr oilrich Caucasus and down that land bridge to the middle cast in a thrust synchronized with one eastward against Egypt and Hie Suez A BBC broadcast quoted ils Moscow correspondent as saying the Germans have reached a high road leading lo Sevastopol the danger is very great The correspondent said nail shock troops had cut a wedge pointing dangerously at the heart of the city and were attacking furiously despite an estimated loll of iOOOO killed in the last 16 days The Russians remained silent on German reports that the red armies hart launched a big new of fensive against Smolensk 230 miles west of Moscow A BE3C broadcast said the Rus sians hart recaptured a large loivn on the Kalinin front in the sector north of Smolensk and the Ger man report said waves of tankled soviet infantry supported by llanos were attacking on the cen tral Smolensk front While Kriions at home clam ored for an inquest into the crave but not necessarily disas trous defeat of the British armies arounii Tobruk Gen Sir Claude Auchinlck mustered his forces o combat an expected nazi onslaught toward Egypt Simultaneously the conserva tive London Times declared that Libya was a second front already established and added and the Mediterranean will have their rightful place in the survey of this decisive year on which the president and the prima minister arc engaged Heretofore mention of a second front in Luropc has generally en   

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