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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             w OP HISTOSY AKO NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uimr MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY7jULY2o TiUS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS Capture 6000 in 10 Days on Waiting for Japs to Try Again NAZI AIRFIELD AT EL DABA IS RAIDED BY RAF Axis Planes on Ground Are Plastered With Bombs in Surprise Move CAIRO tm British armed loices nave captured more than liOOO axis prisoners in the last 10 ays blasted grounded enemy planes m one of the greatest sur prise attacks of the desert war and maintained the initiative on the desert front it was disclosed Mon The surprise raid by the Roval Air Force with which the U S middle east air force has been eoopcrailiifr was car ried out at the axis laudin Eromids at El Daba Sunday where a large force of light bombers and fishterbombers plastered the field with high ex plosives The El Daba field just west of the forward axis lines was so torn and npped by the bombs that the clouds accurate ut the jsuiiriooiiioers which swept m behind the liht bombers saw the bombs fall ac craft amolis 4ho grounded One fourengined plane was seen burning and several smaller craft were in flames The RAF after sweeping the field turned on axis planes coming in forland noS anS Junkers and one Stuka divebomber ihen m a final shot at the field the RAF swept over the dust clouds and released their last Most of the prisoners are Ital ian infantrymen many of whom do not appear to have much stomach for further fighting in he desert heat and sand In the southern sector the im perial forces of Gen Sir Claude Auchmlecks eighth army con tacted the enemy at two new points a hill called Gepel Kalakh about E Alamein lng oil tunk ground But these marines were ale t t ac ticnches for another attack Associated Press photo from U S navy miles southwest of El The RAF working in coopera tion with the ground battle force in til same sector scored direct bomb hitsSunday on six out of seven enemy tanks and destroyed a gun trailer and one other ve hicle One of the tanks burst into flames An enemy transport in the cen tral sector also was attacked Sun day by RAT fighterbombers and the action was so close to the for ward British lines that the ground forces attested to the accuracy of the bombing 2 AMERICAN VESSELS SUNK Entire Crew on 1st Ship Saved But 3 on 2nd Boat Meet Death By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Destruction of two more Ameri can merchantmen by submarines in western Atlantic waters put at 385 Monday the unofficial Associ ated Press tabulation of wartime wm allied and neutral ship losses i that area in TO HOLD RITES FOR SOLDIER Services Will Be Tuesday at Hampton for Private Doyle HAMPTON Funeral services 1Cld riay afternoon oon at m the Methodist church m Hampton for Private Robert M Doyle 29 who died Saturday at Jeff Jefferson Barracks Mo being overcome by heat alter He is the son Rowe Hampton of Mrs Clyd Private Doyle is survived bv his mother and a brother and sister Little Boy Found Chained in Attic Acts Like a Scared Animal Both sinkings were announced by ihe navy Sunday the firn ship having been shelled to the bottom in the south Atlantic June Z2 the second having been tor pedosunk near a large West In dian island July 12 Both vessels were medium sized The entire crew of 35 aboard the first was rescued but three of 39 crewmen and 11 navy gun ners on the second were killed in the engine room during the at tack The death toll in the sinking of 2 allied craft announced last week by the navy was compara tively small a total of 45 reported missing out of 1112 pas sengers and crewmen aboard the ships Sinkings announced during the week of July 1218 included 10 U S vessels four Norwegian three British three Panamanian one Dutch one Dominican and three allied but otherwise uniden tified merchantmen Axis submarines picked olf 10 of these in the Caribbean to brin that areas war total to 132 eight off the U S east coast for a total of 154 three off Canada for a total 01 39 and four in the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 35 No newlyreported sinkings off South America left the figure lor that area at 23 PARSONS W Va ii tors and nurses sought Monday to rac the life of a small boy who little scared was found chained In the attic of his moun just like a animal after he tain home A physician reported the year old child was in critical con oiion at a hosital suffering from malnutrition and body sores and expressed the belief that the tot could not survive State Police Corpora G W Busch said there was no indica tion how long the child son of Mr and Mrs John Lousrarv n Millersvillc had been punched or for what reason he was chained Community Sing Will Be Monday Night in Park Moved outdoors to make room for the crowd which has exceeded the capacity of the high scliDol auditorium twice in the past the community sing will be held at the bandshcl in East park Mon day evening at 8 oclock The songfest will be led by Earl Hall with Jack Shumate at the piano An intermission feature will be Greek folk dances by young Mason Cityans of Greek ex traction A varied program of old and new songs including hymns and current war songs has been planned The sing is sponsored by the Mason City playground super visors 90 Per Cent Excess Prof its Levy Provided for by House Huge War Revenue Tax Measure Sent to Senate for Action WASHINGTON SGI43 900000 wartime revenue bill was passed by the house and sent to the senate Monday after a last minute floor fight which resulted in levying a 90 per cent excess profits tax and a combined normal and surtax of 45 per cent on cor porations The ways and means commit tee sought have the excess profits tax raised to 00 per cent and the normal and surtax re duced to 40 per cent On the excess profits tax in crease the committee was sus Lamed on a voice vote But on the surtax revisions the house decided by a teller vote of 180 to 160 to retain the provision of 45 per cent Chairman Doughion DN Car of the committee the re vised corporate rates in the i terest which of the mall corporations were not benefiting from rom he war program But Representa tive McLean RN j said lh changes would help rorpor waxing rat The Icffislilion would raise about 52400000000 in new tax c and almost SSOOOOOOOflO from individuals primarily through steeply grad uated individual surtax rates and reduced personal exemp tions Buy war savinsrs bonds and stamps from jour GlobcGazcltc carrier boy tnc 56143900 rcvenue bill came before the r final passage Chair Jghton D N Car of he committee announced that it had abandoned its previous schedules of pcr on excess profits and 45 per cent on surtaxes for corpora Knutson R bad s PHYLLIS OTTO POSTS 77 SCORE SPORTS BULLETIN DES MOINES Ctto the young Atlantic sharpshooter posted a 77 two undc par Mon day apparently to clinch medal tst honors in thel8hole qualify ing round of the state womens golf tournament at the Country club here Miss Otto who was graduated from high school last spring col lected a 4037 card to lead Ann Casey of Mason City the 1941 state champion by two srokes Miss Casey had a 3940 In third place was Kathleen Carey Cedar Rapids star who S K Shirley Rams dell the Cedar rails girl who de feated Miss Otto in the semifinals of the 1D41 meet collected an 83 with 4221 8 DIE WHEN BOMBER FALLS TUCSON Ariz UPJEifiht of ficers and men were killed Mon day when a B24 Consolidated army bomber crashed and burned three and onehalf miles south of DayisMonthan field The names of those aboard were not disclosed mmediately a committee member an t he wollld an attempt on the floor to obtain he 99 and 40 per cent rates but lcsad that the committees nev rates were satisfactory to him The commiUee look action rrrti of Postwar credits for corporations based on their excess profits Doughton expressed the opin ion that these last minute make little differ bt LS tota1 Avenue but that n the long run our changes will increase revenue be cause they will let corporations continue to live and that win mean more employment and more i dividends Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Seasonable tem peratures Monday afternoon Monday night and Tuesday forenoon IOWA Slightly cooler Monday night J MINNESOTA Some light drizzle or n few scattered light showers north portion Monday after noon Slightly cooler Monday night except near Lake Super ior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 82 Minimum Sunday night 59 At 8 a m Monday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 55 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 91 Minimum in Night 6G At 8 a m Sunday rS Precipitation 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 7R Minimum 51 5500 Women to Be in Army Posts Jan 1 By GEORGE S MILLS FORT DES MOINES Fiftyfive hundred women will be manning vital army posts by Jan 1 it was disclosed Monday as Ihe lirst women soldiers in the na tions history took over this old army post Mrs Ovela Culp Hobby direc tor of the Womens Army Aux iliary corps here for the open ing of he WAAC training post said m a press conference 0 companies of 150 WAACs each a total of 3000 women will be on duty at army posts biihe first of the year In addition 2500 others will be assigned to the aircraft service along the Atlantic coast She said Ihey will work under the command and will Mrs Hobbys announcement cm pnasized the speed with which officers and auxiliaries will be ramed at the school which wMl nave a peak capacity of 7 OHO women uu By night approximately 800 corps were to bo blf barracks way to military careers The biff parade of WAACS not scheduled until Mon day but nearly 200 who re isM Eot real taste of army life at a m Monday in the youvcsot logetup reveille bugle call ly dressed 20 minutes later they assembled in front of the barracks At they marched off to mormnc mess Nine WAAC uniforms appeared Sunday and the principal wekrer was Mrs Ovcla Culp Hobby di rector of the organization Sunday tar v tariy WA arriving oilier eight u accommodate paper photographers Mondays processing progran included routine physical check lips innoculations against typhoid tetanus and smallpox and assign ment to companies and barrirk Each WAAC was issued foil handkerchiefs two neckties fou dress shields three bath towels one toothbrush one comb mcdica canteen cup fork spoon and firs aid packet J4 The actual military school ing which will prepare the women to take over noncom batant army jobs and release male soldiers for combat duty will begin Thursday morninK Officer candidates will be put through eightweek courses and auxiliaries privates fourweek courses A typical tray in the trunk lock er at the foot of a WAACs beet contained cigarets hand mirror lace creams soap two decks play ing cards bridge score pad shoe shining kit clothes brush cleans tissue and two pictures of soldier 1 f LOCAL GIRL 3 DROWNS RITES TO BE TUESDAY Efforts to Revive Karen Suzanne Johnson Are Not Successful Karen Suzanne Johnson TH year old daughter of Mr and Mrs bdward H Johnson 717 Adams avenue southwest drowned when she fell in about 3 feet of water t the Charles Gilbert dock on the south shore of Clear Lake shortly after i oclock Sunday c v e ding No one no ticed her fall into the water Karen Johnson After a search her body was found at oclock by Mrs o B Jnckon who resides in a nearby cottage The girl was believed lo have been in the water about 15 min utes About 20 persons participat ed in the search for the body Two physicians two nurses and Vein Peterson of Clear Lake anil Larry Heeb of Mason City look Part in the resuscitation efforts which were given up after V lours Actins Coroner C Wal MRS OVETA HOBBY Director Buy war savings bonds ant stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Mr Johnson Is employed by the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company The child was born Dec 3n 1030 Mason She is survived by her par ents one brother James a sister alricia and grandparents Mr Mrs Sigurd Johnson Mason City and Fred Gilbert SI Paul Minn and Mrs May Johnson Mason City Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at 230 oclock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev George O Marsh pastor of the Church of Christ in charge The body will lie in stale nt the Major funeral home until the lime of services to Split Up Russian Force By LOUIS F KEEMLE Of the United Tress War Desk German progress in Russi over the weekend measurably in creased the twin threat to Rostov and Stalingrad The German ad vance has not been halted any where except around Voronezh and the latter is not an objective in the present advance but rath er a holding 1 o s i t i o n to p r o t e c t the German left flank against r a c o u n t c r attack from the n o r t h while the main drive goes ahead at the southern end of the line The extent of the German KEESILE advance in the next few weeks may be the factor which will determine the allied decision on opening an early second front to relieve the pressure on Russia The German objectives have been stated before and are still ominously clear They are to cul through to Stalingrad and down the Volga river to Astrakhan iso lating the Caucasus oil region and making its capture almost in evitable The object not only is to cut off the Russian armies from their principal source of nil and to get the oil for Gorman use but to sever Russias southern line of supply The rail route from the Caucasus northward through Leningrad which has its terminal at Novorossisk on the Black sea already is gravely imperiled i 5 KILLED WHEN TRUCK RAMS BUS 13 or More Injured as Women on Way to Work Are Struck KELLER Va heavy trailer truck rammed the end of a bus crowded with women cn roule lo work nt a freezing plant Monday killing at least five and injuring 13 or more State Trooper Charles B Straus said tlie truck pulling a trailer loaded with celery struck the bus on U S ionic 13 outii of Keller and demolished it Both vehicles were headed southward The NortliamplonAccomac hos pital at Nassaumdox Va 13 persons were hospitalized there after the crash and others given first aid treatment and released There were 25 or 30 women ir the bus cnroute lo work at a freezing plant in Exmorc Straus said The machine was thrown over and smashed by the track which also capsized lie declared The five dead were named by the officer as Muriel Bull of Lceinont Nina Tustic of Lcemont Mae Dix of Parkslcy Sally Evans of Leemont Mrs Lucy Hears of Taslcy Keller is on the Virginia east ern shore separated by water from be mainland route by taking Astrakhan the result would be close to disastrous to Russia Hitler discovered last year that he cannot annihilate Ihe Kussian armies Me seems to have changed his tactics in this campaign and is striking for ob jectives whose loss would ser iously weaken the Russian ability continue fiffhtinjt cf feclively for lack of the tools Such an outcome would be so damaging to the whole united nations cause and so likely to drag out the war for years that if it appears likely to succeed the chiefs of staff mapping a second front in London may feel com pelled to act nt once even if tliev would rather wait innil more prepared A Japanese attack on Siberia which informed Washington sources believe is likely to be made at any time now also might hasten the decision Alliod leaders unquestionably wish to avoid invading Europe and then being forced to retreat However if Russias position be comes increasingly serious it may be that risks will be taken which otherwise would be avoided RUSSIANS TELL OF SUCCESS IN VORONEZHAREA Russians While Giving Ground Slowly Above Rostov Maintain Line MOSCOW red fell back toward Rostov in the gigantic wasting battle of the Don steppes Monday as the Germans rushed up superior numbers of men tanks and other weapons in an impressive bid for that key to the Caucasus Marshal Semcon Timoshenko was assembling all his available forces in an orderly retreat for n stand somewhere along a 40mile stretch from abandoned Voroshi lovgrad lo the battleground south of Milleiovo While the stage thus was being set for a momentous new struggle ihe Kussians reported significant new successes around Uicir anchor bastion of Voron ezh to the north which nmv resembled a doubled fist in the German flank handtohand figluing the Kussians took one main German bridgehead pointed across tiie Don at Voronezh after a heavy defeat of the invaders 75th division Other counterattacking defend erof the city grappled with ih Germans south and west of Voron ezh on tlie banks of the Don This appeared lo mean that th Gcrmans had been driven back from the citys environs on alt Previous dispatches have indicated the Germans had been routed to the north of the city and held at bay to the south but had held on to the western outskirts Voronezh is about 10 miles cast of the Don The Germans communique de clared Russian attempts to re capture Voronezh had been beaten off The rcil army above Iloslov while yielding Rround slowly refused lo let its lines be broken despite the fury of German armored attacks dive bombine and parachutists landing in its rear said Russian dispatches from the front These asserted that the forces which rclreatcd from Voroshilovgrad were bcinc absorbed in an orderly manner into the main forces Meanwhile it was reported lhat lie Russians had had time lo iring up help from the strong Armies garrisoning the northern nucasus to bolster Timoshcnkos ightcrs wiio have been retrcalinc or ten days in the area between he Donets and the Don Russian reports made no at empt to minimize the territorial osses suffered in the Donets and Don valleys The Germans now ire in the midst of 9600 square Hugh Davey and Son o Build Sioux City Airport Buildings Hugh Davey and Son Mason ity construction firm Monday vere awarded one of 50 contracts el by the army engineers at Vashington D C The contract VBS for more than 550000 and in the construction of a mu icipal airport administration uildjng and infirmary at Sioux Lity according to the Associated i rcs report The Omaha Ncbr army engineers office will visc the construction   

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