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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             rCPABTKEMT OF ANO A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS JULY 13 1942 NAZIS POUND Aiding UUIS IAlEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION uumif NO 235 R NEW GAINS 6 WOMEN ARE Describe 14 mPDfiim DIIT Arrested in GROUP PUT New FBI Act UNDER ARREST Immediate Contacts for German Agents Were Provided Biddle Says WASHINGTON The ar rest of 14 alleged associates the eight nazis standing trial for their lives before a military com mission was announced Monday by Attorney General Biddle that the group women and persons were Kiddle said included six that the 14 the immediate contacts of the German agents who landed on Long Island and Florida coasts from German submarines last month At the same time Director J Edgar Hoover of the federal bu reau of investigation said that the arrests had been made in Chica go and New York during the last three weeks and that the investi gation of their activities and of other possible contacts still was underway Those announced as in custody were Helmut Leincr Astoria Long island N Y Anthony Cramer Nevv York Miss lledwig Engemann New York Hermann Heinrich Faje As toria Long Island Mrs Maria Kerlingr New York Ernest Herman Kerkhof New York Hans Max Haupt and Mrs Haupt Chicago Harry Jaques and his wife Emma Chicago Mr and Mrs Otto Richard Wer gin Chicago Mr and Mrs Walter Wilhelm Froehling Chicago The individuals apprehended1 Hoover said are known to have given shelter to the saboteurs af ter their arrival in New York and Chicago and to have furnished them assistance which would have aided the foreign agents in thcir sabotage activities in the United States One of the individuals as sisted by purchasing an automo bile for the use of one of the nazi agents in transporting the explosives and other material re covered by FBI agents on the At lantic shore on Long Island and Florida Hoover added that the suspects helped also by concealing part of the recovered by the FBI which the saboteurs had brought to this country Several of the persons changed bills of large de nominations tor the agents in or divert suspicion he de der to clared AHIionph all 1J of these in dividuals were aware of the ar rival of the eight saboteurs from Germany on a secret mission Hoover said none of them made any attempt to report the infor mation to the FBI or any other authority ling was identified as the Edward John Kerling on trial as tne leader of the four nazis wio landed near Jacksonville June Mr and Mrs Haupt were said to be the parents of another defend ant in the military trial Herbert Haupt group WASHINGTON ip Careers ot the 14 persons arrested on charges of aiding the nazi sabo teurs landed from Uboats were described by the federal bureau of investigation The following sketches were released Helmut Leiner a close friend of Edward John Kerling and him self approved by the German high command as a secret contact for the saboteurs country Kerling contacted him immediate ly after his arrival and was RS sisted by Leiner in making other contacts e x p 1 a I n i n g recent changes in United States laws and in changing large bills Leincr was born in Germany Aug II 1009 came to the United States in 1929 is a member of the nazi par ty and was associated with the GermanAmerican blind Leincr is not a United States citizen Anthony Cramer a close friend of Werner Thiel who is on trial Thiel contacted Cramer immedi ately after arrival and turned over to him for safe keeping 33070 most of which the FBI recovered Cramer was born in Allendorf Germany in 1900 and served in the German army during the first World war He arrived in the Umted States in 1925 and was naturalized in 1936 He was active in the bund Miss Sledwij Engcmami 35 native of Brooklyn wns visited by Kerling in New York at the gro cery where she works immediate ly after the nazi arrived from Florida Slie helped Kerling in changing bills and know that he had landed from a German sub marine She spent her childhood in Germany and returned to the United States in 1928 working as a waitress domestic and clerk in New York City and Miami Beach Fla Hermann Heinrich Faje a close friend of Heinrich Heinck one o the four agents who landed at Amagansett Long Island from submarine on June 13 Faje ad mitted Hoover said that Heinck had told him bow and why he came to the United States and asked him to keep 53600 which had been brought from Germany Faje was born in Hamburg Ger many in IflOG and arrived in the United States in 1928 being nat uralized eight years later He worked as a steward on ships of the HamburgAmerican line and on private yachts and in New York restaurants but since Jan uary 1940 had been employed as a hairdresser Maria Kerling wife of the lead er of the Florida group was born in Germany in 1904 and came to Ihis country in 192G When Ker ling arrived he tried to reach his wife through Leincr The latter told Mrs Kerling of her husbands arrival but she was unable to reach him because he already had been caught Both Mr and Kerling were members of the nazi party of Germany She was as signed a cabin on the steamship Nyassa which sailed for Portu gal with Germans being repatri ated on June 13 the day Ihe first group of saboteurs landed but did One of the women Maria Ker not use her reservation Ernest Herman Kerkof was tie who was in Kcrlings TRIAL IS RESUMED FOR 8 SABOTEURS Meanwhile the military trial of the eight nazi saboteurs who landed from Uboats was resumed on schedule Monday for its fifth session with a member of the de fense counsel reporting that he had no idea how long it would continue Some persons close to ihe prosecution counsel expressed the view that the secret hearing might be concluded in the next three or four lays There was no evidence from outside the walled up corridor on the fifth floor of the justice department building as to who might be appearing before the commission of seven generals although It was known that a federal agent resumed the stand first for conclusion of cross ex amination begun during the pro tracted session Saturday The only persons seen in the hall were members of the prose cution and defense staffs heavily laden as usual with brief cases folders and bundles of documents scribed as having been intimate ly associated with Maria Kcrlins the wife of Edward Kerling for more than n year He was born in Germany in 1906 came to the United States in 1924 and was naturalized in 1932 Although a United States citizen through naturalization lie had made ar rangements through the Swiss consulate to return to Germany as a repatriated national He was a member of the von Hindenburg post of the Kyffhaeuscr Bund in New York Mr and Sirs Max Haupt par ents of one of the submarine borne saboteurs have admitted Hoover said that thcir son in formed them of his training as a saboteur in Berlin and ot his manner and purpose in coming to America It was admitted alo Hoover added that their son brought a large sum of money from Germany of which S2550 was found in the Haupt home and S900 was recovered from a friend of the elder Haupt The son stayed at his parents home and they purchased an automobile for him in the fathers name 300 GO ON STRIKE EAST ST LOUIS 111 More than 300 employes at the National City stockyards struck Monday paralyzing trading on one of the nations largest hog markets The striker are mem k Handlers First Pictures of Saboteurs Trial oteurs CITIZENS CATCH Both sides 2 WHO ESCAPED FROM ANAMOSA Men Are Fed Under Streetlight by Village Which Has No Jail SPR1NGVILLE Iowa D nucniniecK convicts who escaped from Ana was drawing new strength from rClfjrmilioiV hie reformatory Friday beating a guard insensible were captured here late Sunday night footsore and hungry ly citi zens of this jailless village who fed the men sandwiches and coffee under a street light while wait ing for prison authorities Welch Davis 20 Truman AM and Uoyil May 25 Worlli iiiKton HIo still in Ilicir prison Karh made their way to a home in this town 508 population only 10 miles southwest of Ana mosu when they no lonccr could stand the gnawing pangs of liunifcr They hadnt eaten they said since Thursday night They co1 cancd early Friday morning The mcn were returned to the reformatory where Warden Davis said no action had been taken pending the outcome of in juries suffered by the guard G C Clark formerly ct Iowa City Clarks condition was reported improved Monday He suffered severe head injuries fractured ribs and fingers mw isuin me rjon vauev tooic a grave ncwr after his stores and reserves in Egypt turn Monday with the Germans pointing a menacing spearhead With both sides thus hastily toward the Volga and the great gathering power for new tests industrial center of Stalingrad present activity in the ilescrt was viewed by British military circles as probing for favorable srouml for future operations Warden Davis charges would be filed against the men Welch Davis serving 10 years for breaking and entering in Sac county in and May a farm laborer sentenced to 10 years for robbery in Appanonsc county last year were worltinff under Clark nn night the boiler house when they tacked the bar ruard with a steel Beating him into unconscious ness the men used a large electric extension cord to scale the prison wall and escape The men said they had been hiding in the brush since thcir escape The men went first to the home of Reynold Morris here and asked for food Davis went to the house and May sal on the running board ot automobile parked a the curb Although he their clothes in the darkness for those of working inert Morris said lie became suspicious when Davis failed lo tell a clear story ot why they were seeking food at 11 pm Do you suppose tlicy could be the escaped men from Ana musn Mrs Morris asked her husband after he had suggested hey sec the town marshal fur footl I So Fridays Cedar paper Morris related i He telephoned the night mar shal C K Tim Butler Butler deputized Norman Gra ham night marshal for tour years until recently and now town clerk and they and Mayor L A Johns ton started a hunt Graham tlll Morris house and saw Clarence Ncal Xciircd farmer on the porch of his home talking to two men The former nichl irarslial marched up to the convicts cnvcrcd licm with a gun anil old them to ciime with him Thcrp wasnt any trouble1 he recalled AT Recalling Butler and Johnston Graham notified Anamosa author ities The town having no jail the cornids were placed tinder a street light where they sat for an hour while waiting Graham said gob bling sandwiches and coffee fur nished by their captors They were just starved Gra ham recalled Get Reserves in Desert War CAIRO Egypt army of the Nile once again bol stered by Australians stood firm in its newly won position 10 miles west of El Alamein Monday after repulsing sharp German attacks tint Marshal Rommel rein forcing his forces by air nnd sen and preparing tor a new thrust toward Alexandria Gen Sir Claude Auchinleck also The newly won British positions at Tel El Eisa west of El Alamein were believed so vital to Rom mels offensive plans that the British expected he would con tinue to attempt to recapture them before he begins a new bid for a complete Egyptian victory The British communique Mon day said they had repulsed all German counterattacks on the positions so far V The UAF announced thai Its bombers mnilc a heavy attack Sunday night an Tobrult now used as an axis supply pirl and caused a number of fires and explosions Naval aircraft attacked an axis ammunition ship Saturday night off Matruh brought it to a stand still with n direct hit and then directed British naval units to the spot and the ship was destroyed by gunfire said the announcement British Navy Bombards Matruh ALEXANDRIA Egypt I The royal navy intervening n the battle of Egypt has heavily bombarded Mntrub most ad vanced axis supply base on the north African coast Sweeping close inshore units raked the Matruh salvo after salvo with fleet harbor this first reported action by the royal navy since Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launched rhe offensive that swept through Tobiuk into Egypt ISumcrous fires were started among harbor installatinns of this railhead and former British strongpninl 110 miles west of Alexandria The fleets appearance in the battle for Egypt belied axis radio boasts that the British navy had left the Mediterranean Antiaircraft gun positions were effectively shelled thcir destruc tive cargoes The bombardment was a mag nificent sight said a naval air man who witnessed the assault The navy knocked hell out of the place In a prelude to the raid Britisl nayal forces sunk by gunfire a luuv kcd toward the axis ammunition ship which hart been disabled off Matruh by naval planes One of Scottsboro Boys Given Sentence NEW YORK Rob inson identified by his attorney is Willie Robcrson one of the Negro Scottsboro boys accused ot attacking two women on an Alabama freight train more than 10 years ago was sentenced to 90 ntl1y on conviction young white wom days in of molcstin Brooklyn AVONT HOLD CONVEXTIOV KLKADER request from tnc office of defense trnnsporta the cancclntion of the 104state convention of the Iowa Mural Letter Carriers association has been granted Arthur J Mevcr issociation secretary said here Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cooler afternoon with scattered show ers and thunderstorms cooler Monday night IOWA Scattered showers and thunderstorms in south portion Monday afternoon and in south and cast central portions Mon day night cooler Monday night nnd in north portion Monday afternoon fresh to moderately strong winds in thunderstorms MINNESOTA Cooler Monday night and Tuesday forenoon IN AIASUiN CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night B4 At 8 a m Monday 71 Rain 106 inches Strong wind and lightning ac companied Sunday nights rain The rainfall measured 85 of an inch at the American Crystal Sugar company an PUT MASSES OF TANKS PLANES MEN INTO FIGHT German Troops Reported to Be in Vicinity of Town of Boguchar MOSCOW battle of the Don valtcv toolc from bloodily won positions scant 20 miles away After driving 170 miles cast ward in a week the nazis were in the vicinity of the town of Bojtuehar Iheir deepest pene tration of soviet soil thus far and were throwing tanks and planes by the hundreds and men by the thousands into their thrust V With the positions of the red armies becoming more precarious the fighting in this southern sec tor Monday developed into a two way German drive one across he Don before Voronezh and the other sweeping down the Don valley between the Don and the Donets Both these operations arc oC sufficient strength lo carry un questioned threats to Rostov the North Caucasus and middle Volga regions The lower end ot the German drive across the Don valley which has pushed the Russians from Lisichansk presented a menace oC growing proportions There Mar shal Timoshenkos forces were in a new line of defense which could not be less than 125 miles north of Rostov and 225 miles wtst of Stalingrad In the middle sector the Ger man operation which drove the red army from Kantcmirovka 14ii miles south of Voronezh to lie Boguchar area put the invader about 200 miles west of the Volga at Stalingrad In the middle sector the Ger man operation which drove the red army from Kantemirovki H5 miles south o Voronezh to Ihe Boguchar area put the invader about 20 miles west of the Volga at Stalingrad Should the offensive in the central sector carry tr Boguchar and the Don just beyond it was obvious that the red army could also he faced with the task of slopping a twodirectional drive upon Stalingrad itself In some quarters here it was held that such a strategic situa tion already existed In still a third drive north oC Voronezh the Germans vcrc bat tering at unyielding soviet de fenders of that communication centers approaches In this sec tor the Germans were reported battling lo expand thcir positions on the east bank of the Don The Germans were achieving their successes at a tremendous cost in mcn and equipment in this allout at the Caucasus Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Tlic Russians were pivinp up every foot of ground grudgingly slrcwinjf land mines hcforc thr advancingGermans and taking a tremendous toll of German lives nnd machines Kussian dis Bogtichar is about 50 miles far ther eastward than Rostov the soulhcrn anchor of the red army line and the previous high water mark of nazi penetration The Germans were pushed out of Ros tov last year after taking it in their 1941 offensive The third prong of the nazi drive pushed the Russians out of Lisichansk about 55 miles south of Kantcmirovka and forced them to take up new positions presum ably on the eastern banks of the Donets river which curves about the town and then flows south eastward to the Don A Vichy radio report said the Germans had occupied Pokrovsk about 40 miles northwest of Ros lov in a determined drive on Rostov In the bitter fighting near BoRuebsr n large group of Ger man troops managed to penetrate the Russian defenses for a con siderable depth hut Mondays midday soviet communique said the group had been wiped out Five German tanks were reported destroyed and 350 Germans killed The war bulletin described the fighting around Bosuchar as a heavy defensive engagement against advancing enemy forces The Germans have a lone bloody course to pursue before they can hope lo cut off the Russians land approaches lo Ihc Caucasus from the north   

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