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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1942, Mason City, Iowa X J rfi i jfo NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME f LPAST ME NT Of V A M 0 A 3 C H I V L i MOUES tA jiS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATE PRESS AND FIVE CENTS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 16 1942 PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION uimj NO 238 GERMANS ENTER NORTH CAUCASUS Vichy Hits Roosevelt Proposal Action at El Alamein DECLARE SHIPS WILL CONTINUE AT ALEXANDRIA Vessek Ordered Not to Follow British in Case of Egypt Retreat VICHY Vichy French government announced Thursday that it had officially informed the United States that the pro posal by President Roosevelt to move interned French warships from Alexandria to Martinique had to be rejected as contrary to the honor and interests of France The French note scut July 13 to Washington concluded By exposing these dismantled war ships to attack by British fortes President Roosevelt would assume a responsibility of extreme gravity which the French government must once more underscore The announcement was made on the same day that the Vichy government officially protested to Washington against assign ment of United States military representatives to Gen Charles de Gaulle because it was said this constitutes an attack on the sovereignty of France With respect to the fleet the announcement disclosed that in structions had sent to Ad miral Godfrey commanding the French ships at Alexandria that in no case should they follow British forces in their retreat and theBritish attempted to molest them vthey should defend themselves by all means at their disposal The government said it had to reject President Roosevelts pro posals because it was bound by the armistice convention with Germany and Italy to put French warships in ports of unoccupied France to be immobilized for the duration The Vichy government pro tested against assignment of mili tary representatives to Gen Charles de Gaulle declaring this constitutes an attack on the sov ereignty of France An authorized source declared it was inadmissable that the American government is maintaining normal relations with the French government also maintain relations with a rebel force The United States department of state announced July 9 that Admiral Harold R Stark and Brig Gen Charles L Bolte had been assigned to consult in London with Ihe national committee of the fighting French headed by Gen eral de Gaulle on all matters re lating to the conduct of the war fThe announcement and an ac companying memorandum stressed that the purpose was to strength eventually to lower the draft age en militaiy airl to thc fighting French and did not refer to the controversy over diplomatic recog nition which the United States has not given the dc Gaulle organi zation The protest was announced pending publication of the French stand concerning French warships interned at Alexandria The latter was understood to re ject all proposals to move the ships elsewhere than to French territory on the grounds that to do so would not conform with FrenchGerman armistice terms The slate department an nounced in Washington two days sgo that Vichy had already re jected two proposals by President Roosevelt for removal of the nine demilitarized French naval vessels from the Egyptian war zone President Roosevelt proposed that the ships be moved through the Suez canal under American custody to some American or neu tral port for after the wartj be returned to France When now mis mi am al thSl SUggested fect the acquisition of air that the ships be sent under U S craft Stimson rcolied Whv thpv protective to Martinique are to take some our icianit tor deplanes but of course we are now getting into good production internment until navy WOUd mobilization Vichy was warned that rejec tion would justify the British in ordering the ships moved or were not heeded As indicated by the following hursday and An Australian soldier almost hidden in a foxhole peers out towarda shellhurst near El Ala This is a British official picture radioed from Cairo to New York Thinks Young Married Men Youths of 18 to Be Called Stimson Believes Draft Age Must Be Lowered Before U S Victory WASHINGTON of War Stimson expressed his be lief Thursday that young married men and youths of 8 to 20 would have to be drafted for the armed forces before a victory over the axis is won Asked at his press conference whether the war department still believed these men would be needed for the army Stimson replied that we have never had a great war in which we did not find it necessary to call up both these classes He reminded reporters thai some young married men already were being drafted under the se lective service and said also he believed it would be necessary eventu to 18 he said young men in that group should not feel it necessary to alter their plans for the immediate future Congress recently adopted a se lective service policy to defer as long as possible the induction of married men of draft age main taining family relationships Slim sons belief that eventually they would be needed indicated that the war department regarded the postponement of their active ser vice as a temporary indefinite one f The war secretary had no re ports to supply on the progress of fighting in the various com bat zones In the Aleutians where the Japanese have landed on some of the outer islands reconnaisance is extremely dif ficult Stimson reiterated and he said information had been made public as rapidly as it was received Asked about reports that the planned to acquire its operations in land ous areas and how this might af We are helping the navy in every possible way he said and nel under naval command This was savinss bonds and IOWA GOP WILL GATHER FRIDAY Nominee for Secretary of State to Be Named at State Convention By GEORGE S HULLS DES MOINES ical distribution of candidates oc cupied the minds of Iowa repub lican leaders Thursday as they prepared for Fridays state GOP convention here The convention will select thc partys candidate for secre tary of stale a nomination that went without decision in the June 1 primary because the top candidate failed to capture thc necessary 35 per cent of the vote There are six candidates in the field for the convention nomina tion but principal interest is cen tered in the chances of Wayne Ropes of Onawa and John Ford of Carlisle Ford a Des Moines envelope company executive led in the primary but his 42003 votes were only 22 per cent of the total Ropes supporters are advancing the argument that their favorite should be placed on the ticket to give western Iowa representation Central Iowa where Ford lives is plentifully supplied with nom inees the Ropes camp says The Ford forces on the other hand have sought to puncture pnawa has three representatives m the state government now They are Charles R Fischer state insurance commissioner William H Brown secretary of thc execu tive council and George L Brown member of thc pharmacy examiners board I I InUUCtl lOn T T Is Now at Camp Dodge DES the armv Fort T nsfe ya Orson B Powers announced The center is expected to be in opera cause Fort Des IMoincs is being taken over for the training of members of the newjv crcaUd womens army auxiliary corps 4 IN FAMILY GET FEES FOR WAR JOBS Testify Commissions Collected From 11 Manufacturers in 41 WASHINGTON Wash ington family of four acknowl edged before the house naval committee Thursday that it had re alized profits amounting to S613 788 in 1941 by obtaining war con tracts for eleven manufacturers on a commisison basis V Whats your definition of war profiteering Represents live Maffnnson DW a s h asked William Scrimgeour father and founder of the partnership I dont think that I have one Scrimgeour replied Thats what 1 thought ob served Magnuson The partnership includes Scrim geour his wife and their two sons Maxwell and C Bailey Scrim geour Maxwell Scrimgeour testified that the family had collected 5205846 in commission fees for contracts in the last three years from the navy department alone and had another 586652 in sight from that source Chairman Vinson D Ga an nounced that the committee was going to insist that the govern ment renegotiate army and navy contracts to recapture commis ion fees paid to war brokers Besides breaking saving money and up this commission the impression among many man ufacturers that they needed so called influence boys to help EC government contracts jf Maxwell told the committee in response to questions that the familys profits for the first six months of this year amounted io about 5250000 and Vinson instructed him to furnish the committee with details so that we and the eovernmenl may have a full account Scrimgeour the father declared emphatically that he had no pull at the navy department to help him land conlracts for his clients On Southern Front in Russia In one of Hie busiest sectors of the Russian southern front this red army unit is counterattacking a German force lying before tliem Small bunkers of earth support tlie rapidfiring rifles and machine guns Note the wounded man beiiiir cared for by a comrade It is soldiers like these who are inflicting a terrific price for the Ger man advance in men and machines OF GASOLINE Oil From Sheared Off Pump Explodes Rips Building in Cincinnati CINCINNATI men died a fifth was injured critically and a dozen others suffered minor injuries shortly before midnight when gasoline fro ma shearedoff racket vmson saidit woutoendpumpexploded anaripped walls 4 DEAD IN BLAST Asserts Nazi Garrison in West Europe Is Not Reduced British Commentator Says France Used to Train New Troops linn Hutu im nis cuenis a man icieniinea oy corn but said that he knew plenty nf Pany owner Herman H Hodge as nennlp rtmvn TTn in4 Pprrv Poll people down there He and sons did say they had paid civil ian employes of the navy depart ment small sums for sending them public copies of navy requi sitions for material in their spare time Under questioning by Represen tative Molt R Ore as to what the mother contributed to the firms activities Maxwell said that she had invested the firms orig inal capital of between 37000 and 39000 when the father started 20odd years ago to obtain con tracts for manufacturers Scrimgeour Sr old the com mittee at one point tlial the fellow who comes down here and is not acquainted has a devil of a time in getting a con tract But for one who is acquainted he said its the easiest thing in the world to get a contract He added heatedly to service that contract is another thing Worker With Salary r QI VANCOUVER Wash bond sales records at the Kaiser Shipyard showed one worker whose salary was S4615 had 53750 worth of bonds each week No it was no mistake he said If Id gotten into the army Id be making 21 bucks a month This1 way Ive got 33 left Besides I had a kid brother on Bataan KABBI WILL REPORT IOWA CITY state ex ecutive session of the Zionist or ganization of Iowa will be held at the University of Iowa Memor ial Union Sunday afternoon with Rabbi Albert S Goldstein of Sioux reporting on activities of the since the last slate INDORSED FOR JUSTICE IOWA CITY R Hart Iowa City attorney was in dorsed unanimously as a candi date for the supreme court of Iowa Thursday morning at a dis trict democratic judicial meeting here from a threestory brick renta car agency in downtown Cincin nati Among liej dead Police Sgt Carl Hille 35 who was summoned to the scene by a re port of gas fumes in a garage Scene of the blast was the Hodge DriveItYourself agency at 511 Sycamore street two blocks from Central Fountain square Fire Marshal Louis Schraffen berger listed the dead besides Sergeant Hille as Albert Bass 34 of Cincinnati a customer John Hehe 49 of suburban Norwood a Hodge company and a man identified by corn Perry Fell an attendant Those hurt were in the main victims of glass and debris scat tered over a threeblock radius Fire Chief Barney J Houston said an agency parking attendant probably set off the blast when after backing a car into a gaso line pump he threw an electric switch in an effort to stay the flow of fuel The current arced and fumes ignited Houston specu lated Hodge said the building con tamed 40 trucks and automobiles Stripes for Wounds Instituted by Russia MOSCOW stripes red for minor and gold sillc for major been or dered instituted by the state de fense committee Red army men entitled to them will wear them over their right breast Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Thursday afternoon and Thursday night Highest temperature Thursday afternoon about 95 Continued warm Thursday night and Fri day forenoon Dont cook your tires on boiling pavements You cannot replace them Park in the shade IOWA Continued hot and humid Thursday afternoon through Friday forenoon with moderate heat wave conditions prevail ing MINNESOTA Warmer south and north portions Thursday after noon and south and east por tions Thursday night Scattered light showers north and west central portion Moderate heat wave condition over most of south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Wednesday SS Min Wednesday night 77 At 8 a m Thursday Rl At p m Thursday 91 YEAR AGO Maximum BO Minimum 5 Precipitation 04 LONDON British mili tary commentator confirmed Thursday Russian reports that German divisions recently with drawn from occupied France had arrived on the eastern front but said there had been no reduc tion in the regular nazi garrison holding western Europe against invasion The Germans form and train a division in France and then send them Io whatever front is required the commentator de clared adding that the troops sent to Russia were from this category only GERMANS RAID EAST MIDLANDS 200 RAF Fighters Make Low Attacks Along French Coast LONDON raiders attacking in the cast midlands T h u r s d a y morning machine Sunned men and women going to work and bombed one town causing fires and some property damage Informed British said bad fly ing weather over the continent He asserted that the German kept the RAF from raiding Gcr garrison forces in France are not many Wednesday night for the spearhead troops but are good soldiers nevertheless British promptness to empha day and early Wednesday night size the strength of the German however made ground hugging garrison plus other indications led informed British observers to itmn uai ina conclude that the western powers chineguns and cannon at troops anti aircraft another sweep British fight said that large scale exercises in crs sank a small enemy coaster off the Netherlands coast Wed nesday night Four British planes were miss ing the air ministry said while three German fighters were de stroyed are not in tfpsition to open up i second front on the continent this summer An informed British source which the Canadian army gaged arc evidence that we are preparing for invasion but he declared he did not believe that invasion was possible in time to relieve present pressure on he Russian armies II is evident he said that he Germans are throwing their en tire weight into the present of fensive with the intention not merely of reaching the Caucasus oil fields hut of defeating Rus sia in the field before a British American invasion can be launched The possibility of a series oE large scale allied raids on the continent was discounted by this source who said that only a large scale invasion could force Ger many to shfit enough troops to the west to help Russia Allied diplomatic quarters gave indications of being perturbed at enthusiastic stories in the soviet press concerning an imminent BritishAmerican invasion of the continent Observers believed it probable that Sir Archibald Clark Kerr British ambasasdor to Moscow nad been instructed to inform the soviet government that this does not represent the true position IOWANS SUFFER SCORCHER AGAIN Mercury Climbs After Recording State High of 104 at Sioux City DES MOINES suf fered through another scorcher Thursday after temperatures in the state broke above thc 100de grec ceiling Wednesday for the 104 at Sioux cfty The top a Council Bluffs was an even 100 Wednesday Dubiiquc hart and Decorah 19 second night in succession Two hundred fighters Wcciues NEW FEROCITY MARKS BATTLE FOR VORONEZH Russians Admit Loss of Boguchar Millerovo as Germans Push Ahead Bv CLYDE A FARNSWORTK Associated Jrcss War Editor A German foothold some 20 miles inside the northern Cauca sus and another on the northern most vim were officially conceded Thursday by the Russians while the sanguinary struggle for Vor onezh on the north fianh of the enemys menacing bulge along the Don river attained a new de iree of Icrodly Since launching their latest alloijl effort in Russia on June 28 the Germans have won ef fective control of an additional 25000 square miles of Hiissiui more than the area tif West though not all Russian forces therein have been mopped up Pressing behind two spearheads eastward from this bulge the Germans threaten to trash on through to the Stalingrad elbow or the Volga river less than 200 miles away effectively splitting the Caucasus and easing their way for direct penetrations of the oilbearing region farther south These were the implications of the Russian communique admit ting loss of Boguchar just out side the North Caucasian Terri tory and JMHlerovo Ta miles far ther south and inside the Terri tory on the direct line nf rail communications between Moscow and Rostov The North Caucasus is one Russias principal agricultural re gions If repeated axis reports are correct llic German advance Ihroueli Buffurhtr has carried well beyond la the southeast These advices last located the point of this spearhead at Mig ulinsk KiO miles northwest of Stalingrad industrial capital of the louver Volga The Russians have acknowl edged fighting southeast of Bogu char and in reporting loss ot Mil freight cars less stations batteries TELL HOW NAZIS WERE CAPTURED Coasl Guard Surprised Saboteurs as They Landed From Submarine WASHINGTON of fice of war information disclosed Wednesday that John C Cullen 21 year old coast guardsman sur prised four of the eight nazi sab oteurs on trial here when they landed from a submarine on the coast of Long Island last month Cullen heard and another coast guardsman later saw what pre sumably was the Uboat which had put Ihe saboteurs ashore At one point roast guardsmen armed with 30 caliber rifles were deployed behind sand dunes to resist what their su perior believed might he an invasion attcmpl It was established later that only four men landed on Long Is land but one of them apparently remained concealed because Cul len spoke with only three The OWIs disclosures came while the saboteurs sent to this country by the gestapo to carry out a mission of death and de onhfn seventh day of their trial before mitavy commission y acccPtcci had seen the OWI discloied 7 but the treacherous visitors at s high was a sizzling tempted to short change him by StOIlv Thrt i ein J war savings bonds and inch of rain stamps from your GlobcGazctlc carrier boy lerovo admitted that fighting there hod carried to south east Millerovo a link between Russias northern anci southern Caucasian armies is 175 miles west of Stalingrad The battle of Russia has become a race by the Germans and their satellites to smash to final victory before another front is opened while large forces are involved in the1 east While tlie situation remained serious for the Kussians in lie south the Germans kept north ern sectors active to prevent any possible diversions of soviet troops to more critical points Dispatches from the Bryansk area 220 milcs southwest of Moscow and about the same dis tance northwest of Don tiasin fijhlins said that a more seri ous struggle was impending Voronezh northern anchor r Russias Don basin forces was saved from a German encircle ment attempt and forces were repelled its outlying street anew The from staff headquarters of one nazi division was reported destroyed in the Voronezh struggle The Berlin radio reporter cap ture of 118689 prisoners in the last two weeks of fighting in this VoronezhDon sector and the high command reported further pur suit battles encirclements ines timable Russian losses and strong German air attacks which reached to Rostox and several poits on Ihr Caucasus coai But that the Russians still held Voionerh was confirmed by thn Berlin communique which sairl the Soviets were continuing strong tank attacks nn the bridgehead of Voronezh The Don is west Voronezh Are 175 Miles From Stalingrad MOSCOW Tvo German salients were driven within 175 miles of Stalingrad on the Volga Thursday while at Voronezh red army counter attacks were said to have smashed a nazi encirclement a arm north of the city and repelled hh rr u or o e cty an repeed bribe offered by the four nazis axis advance forces from iU Tout to keep his mouth shut about what lyine Jift rnnn j t i Thc deepest axis penetration into thc big bend of the Don river where it curves close to thc Volga were at Germanwon nognchar ISO miles southeast nf Voronezh and southeast of Millcrovo where the new Rus
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