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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVffl MASONCITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 6 1942 NORTH IOWANS IMS PAPEJt CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE r i acvAiuria VTI ONENO 229 SINK 3 JAP WARSHIPS IN ALEUTIANS Report Million Nazis in Kursk Drive GUDERIAN TANK GROUP LEADING HUGE ATTACKS Germans Try to Cut Vital MoscowVeronezh Rostov Railway Line LONDON Germans have thrown more than 1000000 troops in the Kursk offensive in a massive wheeling operation to overrun the approaches to the Caucasus a military informant not quotable by name declared Monday Gen Heinz Guderians second tank group was said to be lead ins the drive eastward and the Germans were reported as hav ing 1500 firstline aircraft de ployed exploit any major German success The enemy al ready has reported establishing a bridgehead across the Don The present battle is being fought on a 120 mile front from east of Orel to east of Kharkov Military experts predicted the Germans would create a major di version on the northeast shore of the Black sea employing nazi troops from the Kerch peninsula This drive probably would be aimed directly at Rostov gateway to the oil regions The tactical objective of the Ukraine offensive is to sever the MoscowVoronezhRostov railway the last remaining lateral com munieation from Moscow to Mar shal Semeon Timoshenkos army group iij the south The Vichy radio frequently an avenue for German propaganda said Monday the line already had been cut Guderians headlong assault spearheaded by the relatively small force of three armored two motorized and five veteran infantry has forced the Russians back in the Voronezh region Two German columns were said to be approaching the city from the northwest and southwest in tending to unite west of the Don Crowd Gathers as Body Is Carried From Lake and move on the city Marshal Fedor von Bock in charge pf the entire German of fensive in the south then was ex pected to try to shove a great mass of infantry and artillery on across the Don and drive southward on Stalingrad The success of this massive maneuver would deter mine whether the Germans could reach the oil of the Caucasus be fore the snows fly again Timoshenkos prospects of push ing up from the south to attack the German flank was lessened bv a secondary drive shrewdly launched by von Bock from Bel gorod Military experts said this drive was believed to be engaged in soviet forces gathered there for a northern push The task of halting the German anves has been handed over to soviet dive bombers and field ar tillery with Russian tanks and in fantry used only for limited oper ations these informants said It was believed here that Tim oshenko might attempt to draw von Bock out until his entire force was marching eastward and thei strike hard both from the nortii and south Russians Battle to Stem Advance MOSCOW red army drove axis forces bnck across a strategic river in fierce battles to stem the enemy advance the southern front but the ernment newspaper Izvestia Mon day emphasized the urgent nerd lor united nations aid in the life or deaih struggle of the soviet union VS SCGnc flt lhe LaKu the body of George Radchffe Ankenj FEAR KIDNAP VICTIM DEAD Find No New Clues After Fifth Day of Widespread Search DECORAH Wj an state authorities offered no clues Monday regardin the fat of 16 year old Margaret Rollic who was kidnaped near here week and expressed belief th the victim is dead Special Agent James L Dalt0l head of the federal bureau of in vestigation force in Iowa n new information had been re ceived and added that he believe if the girl were still alive with th two men she would have bee seen by now Meanwhile returning to his of fee Sunday as the fifth da passed since the northeast low farm girl was kidnaped by tw umiormed men Winneshiek Comi ty Sheriff George W Harms sai an extensive search along th MinnesotaIowa state line rcvealcc no important clues The daughter pf Mr aud Mrs Julius Rollic of near Hesper Mal garet was kidnaped while ridin to a dance here with Orville Sal veson 30 Hesper farmer Trick Fails CAIHO UR from the front said Field Marshal Erwin parently fi nonstop America Delayed advices arently unable to bring up suf icient reinforcements because o aerial bombardment and British on gov attempted to trick ilic forces into ambushes but failet with loss of several troops troi10 tied to give the impression that their hundred troops were surrenderin in the latest instances hundred German with hands raised severaj infantrymen over their heads marched slowly in tic di rection of a British mobile col ng themselves facedown ol 1Sand uhllc a devastating blast the crack German 88miIlimc up bcli Dispatches from the front left no doubt as to the scrirmsI ness of the military situation created by an axis offensive pward the vita communica tions lines of the Don river and the massimr of huge cncmv forces in the Don basin to strike toward lhe Caucasus I here was no undue pessimism in military circles in Moscow however The Germans claimed to have Crossed the Don river 130 miles east of Kursk and established a h cln them The advance tank in th British column was smashed and a squadron leader killed Several others were damaged but the British quickly recovered and at tacked Several hundred of the enemys trie troops were killed and many others taken prisoner ported any it was re number of bridgeheads trapping large soviet forces Mosco forces Moscow dis whether thercpukc oTIhe enemy at a strategic river referred to the Don Lord Halifax British Ambassador to U S Flies to England LONDON Halifax British ambassador to Washing has returned to London and wl snecluled to confer Monday with Foreign Secretary Anthony tden the foreign office disclosed flom United States He is expected to remain here about a month Twister Hits Goodell Vicinity GOODELL A wind twister starting at 7 oclock Sunday eve ning one mile north of here and continuing south of Belmond in a sevenmile sweep caused exten sive damage to private and pub lic property in this vicinity The flagpole and porch were blown off the schoolhouse and a barn at the 1 H Morlum farn was reported leveled by the wind Windows in almost even house in the small tornados path were reported broken and a large number of trees uprootec here Workmen were called nut to clear several streets blocked by fallen trees The twister cut a path a half mile wide and a mile long in the north half of Belmond A porch in Belmond was demolished by a falling tree and several old barns were flattened by the wind but no further property damage was reported there Electric service was halted from about until early Monday morning Wallace and Wickard Take Opposite View WASHINGTON Pres ident Wallace and Secretary Wickard were reported Monday to have taken opposing sides in a senate controversy over a mcas ire directing full parity govern ment loans to farmers of a bushel of 1342 wheat and 07 cents bushel on corn who preceded Wickard secretary of agriculture was described by friends as a igorous stand against the bill vhich the senate scheduled as its unfinished business Mondav On the other hand aid they were informed that approved the measure assage of the bill had been pro ected as a possible solution of a luarrcl over the SGBO000000 farm ppropnations bill that has left he department of agriculture vilhout funds since Jury 1 The senate was expected to act Monday on a compromise measure 0 continue departmental appro nations for July at the June rat khilc attempts were made to settle inferences in the regular bill Vcdnesday is payday in the de Recover Body of Ankeny Drowning Victim at Lake George Radcliffe 24 Sinks After Falling From Boat The body of George Radcliffe 24 of Ankeny was recovered from Clear Lake at Sunday after noon about one hour after he was drowned 50 yards offshore from the Lake Shore hotel fiadcliffe and Helen Hopkins 2o of Des Moines fell off the back of a motorboat owned and operated at the time by Arthur Zellc of Ankeny The girl was rescued without injury but Rad cliffe sank in what officials esti mated was 10 or 12 feet of water Zclle stated that he rescued tbe Birl first but failed to reach Kadcliffe in time to save him Roy Huey and Ross Eckelberg operating a dragline from a row boat found the body Other boats participating in the search for the body were operated by Verne Peterson and Jack Stevens conservation employes and Charles King md Harold vaster Don Campbell Dean Dar by of DCS Moines Paul Anderson of Clear Lake and Art Woodward dived from the Lake Shore hotel dock and swam to the vicinity of the drowning in search lor the body The body was taKen to the Ward funeral home This was Clear Lakes second drowing of the year Mrs Cecil Lewis 21 year old Mason City City lousewife was drowned in April when a canvas boat in which she and her husband were capsized County Coroner pronounced dental rowing died Sunday or a fractured skull which police said was apparent ly suffered when he fell and struck his head near his home on a sidewalk Thrown from a boat into Clear Lake George Radcliffe of Ankeny drowned Sunday in 12 feet water The weekends other drowning came when Maurice Baggs oC Alta fell in Little Sioux river while fishing from a dam near Cherokee The small dauclilc of Mr and Mrs Paul KIcber of Fort Dodge was fatally injured Sat urday in an auto collision near liumboldt V This years Iowa highway traf fic fatalities stood at 213 Sunday compared to last years figure of 250 for the same date The drown ing toll also shows a marked de crease this year 48 compared 50 last year to Report 800 Croats Slovenes Executed LONDON A Jugoslav R E SiniJcy the drowning acci artment Wallace was represented as avmg told senators he was op osed to the parity loan bill be ausc he believed it would place radically the entire 1942 grain rop under mortgage to the gov rnmcnt with loans ranging 35 cnts a bushel for wheat and 15 cuts a bushel for corn above the crage price paid on the farms or those crops last June 15 WOMAN KILLS SELF WATERLOO WCoroner Sid ey D Smith listed as suicide onday the death of Mrs William McDonald 73 mother of four phyxiated by stove gas at her ome here Sunday Dr Smith said health and worry over a son the army Irwin at Camp Clai orne La cd to her act Iowa Reports 6 Accidental Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED TKESS Six accidental deaths marred owas Independence day week traffic fatalities two irownmgs and two by more itn isua causes a ricocheting bullet and a fall to the pavement Eight Fourth of July holiday la alities were recorded last year Six were killed in accidents and wo drowned Highway officers said there was less driving than on usual Fourth of July weekends and attributed it to appeals to motorists to con serve rubber and to regular op eration of defense plants in the state X A 22 caliber bullet fired hiindiv into Beaver creek near Vcrrj where M year old Eddie Iox was fishing Rlanccii from tlie surface of the stream and entered the youths body just below the heart He died before help could be summoned S Boone county Coroner Harry W Schroeder who pronounced the death accidema said Edward Case 17 related that he had fired the rifle into the water some dis tance from the Fox boy His parents Mr and Mrs Rohn fox of Perry and a sister survive Henry Mauser 63 year old Dc0 Alomcs ordnance plant worker S government spokesman said Mon day that word had been received of the execution of 800 Croat and Slovene peasants by Italian forces in the region of Jugoslavia fnein Fiume northeastern Italy U was d that six villages were razed iiy the Italians on the rounds that the peasants had aided guerillas opposing the axis occupation o Jugoslavia and that the Italian had shot 12 persons and burned 20 houses ueir Split on the Dal matian coast Buy War Savings Bnnds and Stamps from your GlobcGazctl carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Continued cool Monday a f tcrnoon through Tuesday forenoon with scattered show ers beginning extreme west portion Monday night or Tues day forenoon MINNESOTA Continued coo Mondayafternoon and Monday night Scattered showers ex treme southwest portion Tues day forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday sr Minimum Sunday night 49 At 8 n in Monday fil Kai 63 inch YEAR AGO jMaximtim Minimum Precipitation The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday gl Minimum Saturday 53 At 8 a m Sunday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum KO 60 09 MAORI TROOPS BAYONET NAZIS IN NIGHT FIGHT Strong Point Wrested From Rommel Forces to Clinch British Gain CAIRO 0 New Zealands gallant Maori troops part of the British army of the Nile struck German infantrymen in a bayonet attack by the light of the desert moon Sunday night to clinch Jains won for the second consecutive day in the epic struggle for the El Alamem approach to Alexan dria At the eiiil of a full day of fierce fighting under a scorch ing sun the dants of warlike Polynesian into battle their bayonets flashing The British middle east com mand reported that in the clay and night operations a sirongpoint was wrested from the axis troops of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel a bare 70 miles short of tbe Brit ish naval base of Alexandria at the Delta of the Nile Heavy casualties were in flicted on the enemy in this nipM engagement the bulletin declared British casualties were described officially as slight Dispatches from the front said the British were wheeling up their artillery to blast away over open sights at Rommels tanks Although military circles said a severe check had been delivered to the axis chieftains ambitions they hesitated to suggest yet that he might turn back to the Libyan frontier That he couid do so successfully it such a maneuver seemed best they dirt not doubt however for the British forces apparently were not in position to attempt to cut him off or carry out a pursuit in strength Allied planes were reported continuing their active part in the operations in Egypt blasting at axis troop concentrations and supply lines V V Especially heavy attacks were made Sunday on lie enemy air field at El Daha 35 miles west of El Alamein where at least 14 planes were damaged on the ground the communique said Six German planes were re ported destroyed in air combats Sunday and many others were said to have been damaged The British acknowledged the loss of six planes Military quarters said the new axis withdrawal was purely local in character but it was hoped here that by maintaining the ini tiative the British might keep Rommel off balance and thwart ins attempts to regroup his forces for a fresh allout assault It was the general feeling that the outlook in Egypt has im proved greatly from the British point of view during the past few days v Partly responsible for tins mnunlinjr optimism were dis patches from the front inilicat imr Ihat the axis forces wcarv From their swift 350mile push across the dcscrc were begin ning to suffer from lack of ade quate supplies of food and water as a result of the heavy pounding of their extended communication lines by allied airmen i V RAF pilots returning from bombing missions told Sunday how they had spotted one huge concentration of 1500 axis supply trucks west of El Alamein and plastered it with high explosives We undoubtedly destroyed hundreds of trucks and hundreds more were put out of commission by bomb blasts one pilot said British bombers nlso were re ported to have hammered the German airdrome and supply dumps at E Daba 35 miles west of El Alamein starting huge fires which were visible 50 miles away The flyers said terrific explo sions touched off by the bombing indicated that an ammunition de pot had been dcstroved v Dispatches from Turkey said there were unconfirmed reports in Ankara that the Germans ivere moving mechanized equip ment down through the Balkans to seaports near Athens appar ently uitfi he intention of ship ping it across the Mediterra nean to replace losses in north Africa Observers doubted however dial sufficient equipment could reach Rommel in time to prove a factor in the showdown struggle Charge Kunze Violated U S Draft Laws NEW YORK Gerhard Wilhelm Kunze described by federal authorities as the former fuehrer of the GermanAmerican bund in ibis country was held in bail Monday on a federal charge of violating the selective service act The 36 year old Kunze arrest ed only a few days ago in Mexico and returned to this country in great secrecy was arraigned be fore Federal Judge George C Sweeney on the specific charge of failing to notify his local draft board of his whereabouts Kunze is under indictment by a Hartford Conn federal grand jury on a charge of violation of the 1317 espionage act and it was for this reason plus the fact Kunze had been fugitive that Assistant U S Attorney Howard Corcoran sought and obtained the high bail Obviously nervous but wearing a vest and a faded brown shirt Kunze was flunked by federal bureau of investiga tion men during his arraign ment now shaping up some 70 miles west of Alexandria A communique from General Sir Claude Auchinlccks head quarters Sunday said that Rom mels armored strength had been further dented by British counter attacks which compelled mechanized units to retire Xrom a ridge south of El Alamein The same bulletin reported that nine axis planes were shot down in dogfights over the lines Sat urday and that five more were destroyed Saturday night during axis raids on Alexandria and the Suez Canal area The Germans and Italians said their planes had laid mines in the Suez canal effectively bombec military targets in that area and destroyed 19 British aircraft over the North African front Fourteen more British planes were shot down over Malta the Italian high command said Axis accounts acknowledged that British resistance had stiff ened somewhat but beyond re porting the repulse of British counterattacks gave no details oi the situation in Egypt Alexandria remained calm with the native populace showing no signs of unrest Cafes bars and restaurants continued to do a rushing business and the iwo English daily newspapers devoted almost as much space to cricket matches as to the war Report Rommel May Withdraw NEW YORK Iffi The Times said Monday that private advices received indirectly from Kome in dicate that the withdrawal of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel From bis present advanced posi tion in Egypt to Matruh seems evident V V f Such a withdrawal while the initiative remains in axis hands rather than await the concentra ion of Auchinlecks reinforce was discussed the Times said at a desert meeting which unofficial reports said Rommel Gen Ugo Cavallero chief of the Italian general siaff Field Mar Gen William Kcitcl chief of the German army and other officers held Sunday It is reported that the next 24 lours might reveal what decision ihc axis comandcrs had reached on three main possibilities continued drive toward at any cost Entrenchment in an effort to hold present positions pending organization of a new offensive force to shorten com munications lines while awaiting reinforcement aerial strength increased US SUBS BAG DESTROYERS IN MY 4 ATTACK Fourth Vessel Severely Damaged Communique by Navy Discloses WASHINGTON UP United States submarines continuing the relentless pounding dealt by American forces against Japanese units in the western Aleutian is lands have sunk three enemy de stroyers and severely damaged a fourth the navy announced Mon day All four Japanese vessels were torpedoed on Indepen dence at Kiska island and the fourth at Agattu Two of the destroyers at Kiska sank and the third when last seen was burning fiercely The destroyer at Agattu was sunk The communique was the first disclosure that American subma rines are operating in Aleutian waters Damage on enemy forces reported previously was inflicted by army bombers Previous announcements on the continuing Alaskan action have told of a Japanese cruiser and a transport being sunk and of bits being registered on four other cruisers a destroyer a transport a carrier and a gunboat Only Saturday the navy said in a communique that army bombers had attacked a Japanese convoy of three transports and escorting vessels found by patrol planes off Agattu Island Extent of the damage inflicted could not be as certained the navy said Presum ably the destroyer torpedoed oft that island was part of the same convoy At least two of tbe far western Aleutians Kiska and Attu are known to be occupied by the Jap Agattu presumably is The substantial oneday bag of throe destroyers on July I brings o 63 the number ofJap anese warships sent to the bot tom of the Pacific by American forces since Pear Harbor In addition 1C warships have been listed as probably sunk and CO or destroyer at been damaged Text of navy communique No 95 as of p m EWT Mon day Pacific area 1 On the Fourth of July U S submarines torpedoed four Jap anese destroyers in the Aleutian islands 2 Three of Die destroyers were attacked at Kiska Two were sunk and the third when last seen was burning fiercely 3 The torpedoed fourth flcstroycr was and sunk at Agattu Admit British Receive Reserves BERLIN From German Broad The hish command reported thai in Egypt the battle for the Kl Alamein position is progressing and military in formants elaborated that the enemy has managed to biinj UD strong reserves The military sources said fur ther that British positions at the Egyptian outpost 65 miles west of Alexandria consist fortifications This of strong was a big reduction of previous nxis claims the Italians that El Alamein had been captured and by the Germans that its fortifications had been breached The German communique said axis planes bombed British tank and motor concentrations and raided the Alexandria and Port Said harbor areas where enemy transports and es corting vessels were located on July 2 and were attacked by army bombers if Evacuate 1000 on Aleutians WASHINGTON uR Nearly 1000 civilians have been evacu ated from the Aleutian islands PuUh llarbor from the Inbilof islands north of Hie Aleutans Assistant Indian U fairs Commissioner William Zim merman Jr said Monday He said the evacuees included both natives and white persons who have been in the islands as school teachers weather observers traders He said he understood a few civilians had refused to leavebut they were all given the opportunity Zimmerman said he knew of no compulsory evacuation order liav ng been issued and explained hat it was merely n case of rei dcnts of the area being allowed to to the mainland if they de sired Army and navy forces arc at tempting to dislodge Japanese units from footholds they have acquired in the most western oE the Aleutian islands A navy com munique Saturday disclosed tiiit army bombers have damaged enemy transports and escort ships off Aguttu island and four time have raided installations on the Japaneseoccupied island uf Kiska islands lying in the The Pr Bcring sea have not been mcri lucii tioned in any of the navys com muniques about the Aleutian sit uation and as faas is known the Japanese have not made any move into the area KILLED BY AUTO WINTERSET W a 1 1 a c was struck Monday on highway and killed 42 three miles cast of here by an automobile that did not slop
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