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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             i I I OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C ARCHIVES KOINES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOU1ATED PRESS 255 WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION SECTION 5ms NO 239 NAZIS MARCH THROUGH DON SECTOR British Engaged in Violent Battle Reinforced by Tanks US MADE LEE1 TANKSBROUGHT INTO FIGHTING Still Indecisive Battled Reported on Alamein Line CAIRO en gage in a violent and still inde cisive lank battle since Thursday in the center of the El Alamein desert line were reported Fri day to have brought up Ameri canmade General Lee tanks to give additional power lo their de fense The General Lee an im proved version of liie General Grant mounts 75 millimeter suns in the turret instead of at the side and has streamlined armor The General Grants pre viously had proved a mainstay of British armored forces In the desert The British were making stub oorn efforts to hold their newly won positions in the center of the line New Zealand infantry and ar mor scored a number of successes there against attacking German utucij sector too the British imperials were hav ins dinedone allday fisht Thursday they re occupied their orieinal positions on the lower ri5ffe of Tel El Eisa They already had held the higher ground The British were reported by Reuters to have advanced seven miles in the central sector Wednesday obtaining control of the Ruweisat ridge Sharp fighting also was re ported at the southern end of the line where the enemy was said to have withdrawn slightly and m the coast sector to the north The communique gave no hint as to how the battle in the center was going but said that a number of enemy tanks had been knocked out Details of our losses are not yet known the bulletin added Other dispatches from the front indicated that much of the armored strength of both sides was engraved in the struggle and it appeared that a crisis In the battle for Egypt was near headquarters said that the RAF was strongly supporting the imperial ground forces and that bombers fighterbombers and fighters were continuing to ham AVG Flyers Celebrate Return Leader George Burgarc of Sunbun of Mo Group Gilbert ReElected at GOP Caucus as Committeeman Ray F ciough Mason City Presides for Third District enemy around the mer at the clock Direct hits were reported on axis vehicles tank workshops gun positions and concentrations of motor transport Thrnushout the hours of daylight our fighting main tained continuous patrol ovcr the battle area and shot down at least four enemy aircraft the communique said From these operations six of our aircraft are missing The immediate objective of the akacks against the British center was a position on Rmveieat ridcc which runs east and west for about 10 miles south of the coast Observers said the position would have to be erased before die axis Iorce could make any advance elsewhere From the scale of the action observers here believed thai Marshal Erwin Kommcl whose GermanItalian forces have stalled before El Alamcin since 0 might be staking ev erything nn a new allout at Icmnl to smash the British de fenses and jmsh on to Alexan dria To or 80 miles away While the heaviest fighling reported in the central sector a seesaw batlle also was surgine around Tel El Eisa Hill of Jesus on the coast Military advices received in Cairo Thursday night said that counterattacking Australian troops had recaptured the Tel El Eisa ridge Thursday only to be driven out again by enemy infan try supported by tanks Heavy artillery duels were re poned along the entire from and aerial activity was growing in in tensity with the Germans calling upon plane reserves which they apparently had been saving for a crucial moment DBS JIOINES fourwa battle for republican commute man m the fourth Iowa distri caucus ended Friday with th election of R E White Ottum attorney on the third ballot Uliitc known as chief in Ottumwa because he was born m Tama near the Indian reser vation polled 243 votes on the final ballot to defeat the incum bent Clyde McFarlin Monte zuma who received 89 votes Keith Hamill Newton was third with 62 The fourth candidate T M Thompson Creston with drew after polling 19 votes on the second ballot Mrs Vera Moss Centervill state vice chairman was re elected fourth district committee woman despite lastminute op position from Mrs Eileen Samp son Creston The vote was 2B21 to 10914 third district reelecte meitt State Chairman Fred Gilbert State Center as committeeman named Mrs Gertrude Wilharrn Sumner as committeewoman Ray F Clongh Mason City presided at the third district caucus The caucus voting Fridav pro vrded eight new members for tin slate central committee also re turning ciht present members Those elected included Second G B Rtchter Waukon succeed ing R E Hill state secretary Committee members chosen were By districts Credentials 2 Walter H Bcall West Union 3 Bradc Wamstad Osage Mrs John Hammill Britt W G Ienkc Ward Barnes Resolutions 3 Charles City 6 Easlc Grove Rules 2 A J Johnson Elka cier 3 Mrs Norma Haugeri Johnson NTortliwood Permanent organization 2 W J Campbell Jessup 3 L p Barth Crcsco 6 S R Torgeson Lake Mills XOXKSSKNTTAI SPENDING HIT By GEORGE S MILLS D E S M O I N E S George A Wilson fowa republi can nominee for United States senator declared here Friday that 1 we cannot go on with extrava gance and win this war In a keynote address prepared for the G O P state convention the governor said We cannot go on wasting spcndingr for political purposes and nonessentials we cannot SO on with extravagance and win this ivar We owe a solemn obligation to the boys who will return from the senices and to the children yet unborn that in the final debt figure there shall nc no amounts representing waste cMravajrancc ineffici ency expenditures for political cxpcditncy fancy dancers fat bonuses to office secretaries and what have you Yes that includes the take foi lining up war contracts The taxes to pay for extrava gance and waste do not come from the rich but from the hardwoi money of the farmer the home owner the renter the merchant the worker Principal business before llic convention was the nomination of a candidate for Iowa secre tary of state The two candi dates figuring most promincnt Jv m the discussions were ayne Kopes of Onawa and John Ford of Carlisle There were 3438 delegate votes in the gathering The governor declared federal nonessential spending creasing and added With each passing day is in the ay te bringing to an end of nonessen government spending is of nce to the He described Iowa as com pletely and wholeheartedly com mitted to all that must be done to march tp victory and to restore this world to an orderly society The greatest need in Wash ington today he continued is for men who will net on he mo mentous issues facing the na tion with courage to look be yond the ballot boxes of the next general election andkeep their eyes steady on the one job of winningthe war Recommending that the peace not be an agreement for the pun shment of some nations and a re vard for others he added When the last bomb falls on Tokio and Hitlers hideout is m ashes the war will not be entirely won There will he need or courage to do the right of the spirit of tolerance and co operation Commenting on a current Wash ngton topic he said Iowa Siate ollege experts long ago demon1 ui hrit thp of I libber from corn alcohol was feasible and inexpensive but iat federal authorities turned a deaf car toward their rcc mmendatiou5 In this time when a scurciw 1 sugar has forced its jalioninc 0 every man woman and child n the nation in order that sugar may be converted into alcohol le yet the grain to produce 10 same alcohol is stored in bins he government should take im nediate steps to build the struc ures necessary to permit the use thC After January 1943 however he added the supply Of rubber will he partly replenished bc one rubber stamp will he turned in Referring to his socalled state ovcrnment economy program he aid the administration has tried 1 so conduct the affairs of stale at our cilizemlnight find their ublic burdens asj light as pos sibie In the last four years he continued 12001 Jowa families have been able to buy farms under the state program of requiring insurance companies to sell farm land holdings The governqjsaid agricultural parity is still jn the future and he added that the farmer is en titled to a failshare of the na tional income R A F KILLED LONDON UR Brendan Paddy Finucane one of the SIX GOLD STAR FAMILIES TO BE HONOR GUESTS Heroes Day Parade and Program Start p m at Armory Ccrro Gordo countys six gold star families of World war U were named guests of honor for the Heroes Day observance in Central paik at 8 oclock Friday evenin according to W D Latlimer chairman of the day Five of the families will have special places in front of the speakers platform during the ceremonies but Mrs Mary Scholl invalid mother of Hero Raymond Earl Scholl will be unable to at tend The other five families in clude ilie following Mr and Mrs Eugene Howard Mr Howard is a brother of Hero Rolan Howard Mr and Mrs Ira 1 Scarlc parents and also Ihe widow and child of Hero Erwin L Scarle Mrs Ida Burke mother of Hero William Burke Mr and Mrs Louis Faktor route 1 Plymouth parents of Hero Leland Faktor Mr and Mrs AValtcr G Car roll parents ot Hero Guy Carroll The evenings ceremonies will start with a parade which leaves the armory at oclock march ing south to Second street south west east to Federal avenue north to First street northwest and west to Washington avenue northwest where il will disban with units taking their places i Central park The parade units Jnclud the colorsand color citys patriotic organizations th state guard World war Multiple thrusts since June 28 appeared to have iriveji Nazi Marshal Fedor von Bocks southern command tial control over most of an additional 25000 stiuare of Russian soil a block extending 130 miles east 41UII1 the KurskKharkov area Shaded areas indicate cur re major drives iuul penetrations The seesaw battle for Voionezh continued but reds admitted withdrawals at Bogtchar and Millcrovo which furnished new fcavi for arcs nOZ1 Bt Stalingrad and Rostov mosl famous of was killed by a British pilots million to one chance shot from a German ma chine gun the air ministry dis closed Friday Finucane was killed Thursday by a shot fired from a German gun on the beach near Pointe Du Touoquet while he was leading a lowflying mass attack on Ger man targets in one of the largest such daylight raids of the war Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued hot Fri day afternoon Friday night and Saturday forenoon H i h e s t temperatures Friday afternoon about Jy with strong winds Nnl UUJ IIIWUSI portion f riday night Somewhat cooler Saturday forenoon ex cept m extreme southeast por tion Scattered thundcrshowers northwest portion Fridavafter noon or Friday night and in east and south portion except ex treme southeast late Friday night or Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA A few scattered showers east and south portions riday afternoon or early Fri day night Warmer Lake Super ior region Friday afternoon and 1nday night Cooler west por tion Friday night and south and west portion Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY JlobeGazctlc weather statistics Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At S n m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Read the U S Armys Message in the lower left hand corner of Page 2 unit veterans I Boy and Gil Scouts the Navy Mothers club SpanishAmerican war veterans Daughters of Union veterans th Rainbow division veterans th American Legion Auxiliary th V F W auxiliary the Gold Sta Mothers club the civil air patro in uniform and an escort by loca and highway police officers Th municipal band will furnish th music Simultaneously with the start o the parade two airplanes will flj over the business district ant drop numbered tickets Those will numbers matching those drawn bj the committee will be awarded each in war savings stamps Twelve Minute Maids selling stamps and bonds on downtowr Mason City streets throughout the afternoon and evening also dis tributed the numbered tickets John A Senneff will be the speaker at the ceremonies in Cen tral park which will follow the re treat and lowering of the colors by members of the veterans or ganizations He will be intro duced by Mr lattimer Vice chairmen of the clay are Roy Kisei and Ed Pearson commanders ol the American Legion and V F W respectively The program will close with a warm northwest cjoncen by the municipal band and the benediction by the Rev C Burncttc Whitchcad The celebration of American He roes day was planned by the Na tional Organization of Retailers tor Victory and is sonsored local ly by every retail merchant in Ccrro Gordo county to promote the sale of U S war savings stamps and bonds The boys of this county risk ing their lives to protect our lib erties expect the people at home to keep them fed and equipped Mr Lattimer informed listeners to the KGLO Forum hour Thurs day evening This they have a right to ex pect and this we must do he in sisted Certainly the investment of our money at almost 3 per cent interest is no great sacrifice On the other hand it is a rare and un usual privilege lo have the oppor tunity to buy protection and make an investment at the same time Fighting a war requires money the same as it requires men The purchase of stamps and bonds is one of the few ways you and I can help our boys and protect our homes In a broad sense every boy who has left this county to fight for his country has distinguished himself regardless of whether or not he ever receives a medal Cn far flung battle lines stretching from the snows of Alaska to the sands of Egypt these Cerro Gordo county soldiers have taken their place with soldiers from other states of the union Cerlainly it is a privilege for those of us who remain at the home front to have this oppor tunity to honor these Cerro Gordo county heroes 01 74 80 52 19 Believes It Wont Be Long Before Allies Open Invasion By DEWITT MACKENZIE Wide World War Analyst There can be no dispute with the assertion by Major General Zhuraviev military expert for the Moscow News that German command s trying to defeat the red army before a second front can or Herr magnificent stand and to smash Genghis Hitler shouldnt be al lowed lo upset our perspective After all Ihe allied command is just as anxious to win this war as is the man in the street T am reverting to this subject again because it strikes me that the public pressure which is be ing aimed at all the allied govern ments to compel an opening of a second front is a dangerous thing The governments already have agreed that this front shall be opened as soon as feasible and this is no time for civilians to try to force the hands of military leaders When a surgical opera Lion is to be performed you call in a military de cisions must be left to the pro fessional soldiers Personally Ive had a slronjt hunch recently lhat il wouldnt be lone before there was an allied invasion of western En rope Thai feeling which still persists isnt based on official iusl a hunch However if this unprecedented operation were undertaken with out proper preparation il might produce an allied disaster which would end the war then and there And dont forget this If things vent wrong with this great ad venture there would be a long ong line of Yankee boys and other allied boys who wouldnt be coming back home Neither the United States nor 5ritain wants to commit its orces picccmcal We have been getting calls from all ovcr the vorld and under those civeum tanccs it lakes lime to get set or a major operation While he Mies now are imbued with Ihe piril of initiative and are pre arcd to dare much and make sac ifices yet they dont want to make useless sacrifices The chances arc that the sec ond front isnt so very far in he offing And should the Rus sians suddenly he faced with disaster the AnsloAmerican invasion undoubtedly would he speeded to meet the crisis As things now stand however while the position of the red armies is serious they continue to fight a masterful battle Moscow Friday tells us that withdrawals by the Russian left tiank In the crucial Caucasus gateway sector arc occurrinK only under orders There has been no report of disorder or rnnl Now as pointed out in Thurs Thursday but als question of just when such a collossal and perilous o practicable must he decided by the allied hch command This secondfront problem yolving as it does a waterborne invasion presents more difficul ties than a porcupine does quills The fact that the allied leader ship hasnt yet attempted on in vasion of western Europe ought o make it clear that thus far it hasnt been possible Our eager ness to help gallant Russia in her days column the right moment for an invasion across the English channel may be when the nazis have penetrated much further into the bend of the Don river so that thencommunications arc ex tended to the breaking point and their already huge losses in men and materiel have swollen fur ther Soviet Marshal Timoshenko is Eiiid to have a great reserve army m readiness for a counter offensive at Hint time and then might be the appointed hour lor tnc western invasion PACKING PLANT ACCIDENT FATAL Daniel Van Note Jr Injured in Elevator Dies in Ambulance Daniel S Van Note Jr 35 cleeator inspector at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant died in an ambulance enroutc to a local hospital about 9 oclock Friday morning following an ac cident in the shaft of Elevator No Coroner H E Smiley who was called to investigate the accident stated that Mr Van Note was leaning over in the shaft when the counter weight ot the car struck him on the left shoulder severely cutting it Death was caused by shock and hemorrhage according to the physician An investigation of the accident will be made by officials of the plant Mr Van Note had resided in Mason City for five years the past four years of which he had been employed at the packin plant He was born at Jackson Minn July 1907 and ob served his 35th birthday Thnrs rlny He was married to Margaret Tcndcrholt at Thompson 13 years ago Surviving arc his wife and four children Dwanc 12 Robert II Allen 10 and Beverly 8 and his fother Daniel Van Note Kmmcts burg He was preceded in death by his mother a month ago Also surviving are his brother Mosc Van Note Jackson Minn and three sisters Mrs Ucota Fors berg and Mrs Pearl Frank Em metsbure and Mattie Hannah Mason City Funeral arrangements ore in compleie The body was taken lo tnc Patterson funeral home HEADS SCHOOL BOAKD MINNEAPOLIS Minn Miss Helen Biuman Friday suc ceeded Lyn Thompson aspresi icnt of the Minneapolis school RUSSIAN ARMY TRIES TO STOP MILLION NAZIS Defenders Fighting Stubbornly Falling Back in Face of Drive MOSCOW oC Ger man infantry supported by their heaviest tanks a force of per haps 1000000 all told inarched through the lush waisthigh wheat fields of the Don steppes in a con tinuing offensive Friday as the red army fell back both toward Stalin grad ami Rostov Mindful of the hourly increas ing threats to bath of these im portant centers on the Volun elbow and Ihe lower Don which flank each side of the entrance to the Caucasus the red army fought stubbornly from well defended Voronezh on the norlh to the flat riverwrinkled coun try southeast of Millcrovo Near a river crossing southeast of Millerovo 200 miles south ot Voronezh the soviet fighters were reported to have handed a heavy blou to the invaders TliU river crossing was not named in soviet dispatches but it was not believed the German ad vance had yet surged to the junc tion where Ihe castwest railway from Stalingrad joins the main RostovMoscow line This mieht indicifc that heavy fighting took place Kamensk or cast of there Ka mensk is on the Donets 40 miles south of Millerovo The Germans claimed they had cut the rail way connecting Stalingrad with the Donets This railway is just south of Kamensk The Russians saicj H German tanks were destroyed and dorr Ger mans killed in the battle at the crossing As the Russians fell back through the green fields which were to have played a large part in feeding their people this winter reports told how the countryside was left liticrcd with German dead the fuming wrecks of burnedout tanks and the snarled ruins guns and trucks In one other sector of this front thc Russians reported a hard punch in which 11 invading tanks xvcrc smashed and 1 800 Germans killed But Ihe dispatches said the Ger mans were unmindful of thesn losses throwing in more men and machines strongly supported by air forces as they advanced upon Stalingrad now less than 175 miles from the flaming front and Rostov perhaps 130 miles to the south west At Voronezh Russian chances nrighlened with every new coun terattack the stiffened red army forces were throwing against invaders But the Germans apparently were still clinninir lo positions at Ihe west side of the city and the ilanucr to Ihe city from Ihe soulli where Hungarian infan Iry and cavalry were altackin at the confluence of Ihe Don ami Voronezh rivers was not less ened Norlh and nortinvct of the tity he Germans iiad been thrown back leaving many ravines ami hills and Itelds cluttered with broken machines and bodies Izvestia said Germans were dy ing before Voronezh in the proportions but on a larger scale than they did at Sevastopol Tho Russians haxe reported that 60 000 Germans lost their lives takingthc latter stronghold in the Crimea The soviet information bureau estimated that Adolf Hitler al ready had lost 900000 men in CO days of spring and summer warfare Naval dispatches reported that German submarine fleeing from Kcissian destroyer in an unnamo sea was blown up when it hit a mine On the Leningrad front red air joicc planes singed two raids on uhich wcre fe wre tenng the city The Russians said their own big gmis blasted into silence ten antiaircraft batteries in some sectors of the Vor onezh front the initiative lias passed into soviet hands a communique announced The Germans are on the defensive Dispatches said the Russians pounded the invaders with sur prising tank strength in several areas forcing them to take cover Iwm breaks were reported made in invasion formations west ot Voronezh which Maj Gen kolai Zhuravlcv a red armv commentator described as a mill to grind German troops crossing tlie Don into a bloody pulp Critical conditions persisted tor red army divisions fighting   

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