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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT or NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Bombs Sink Australian Transport WIDE FRONT LITTLE DAMAGE CAUSED BY 50 TO 70 AIRCRAFT New AntiAircraft Guns and Fighters Bring Down at Least 8 Raiders By SIDNE5T J WILUAMS LONDON new secret antiaircraft gutl aided British mgnt fighter planes in boating off a strong German vengeance at tiicJt upon London and the Britis Isles Monday night while n American pi0l of the RAV knocked out two of the many nazi trams disabled in northern France The night fighters and the fire of thc newtype antiair craft guns brought down at least eight and damaged many more of the 50 to TO German planes which ranged over Bri tain and northern Ireland where American troops are based The Germansapparently sought vengeance for thc RAFsdam aging attacks on Hamburg Es sen and other nazi war centers While two German planes ap proached the English southeast coast be driven off by Spitfire light naval forces sank an enemy traw ler and badly damaged another trawler off the French port of Cherbourg German bombers at tacked and slightly damaged a British patrol boat The American flying with the RA m the attack on German trains in northern France durine the night was Pilot Officer C Mehrhof of Jamaica NY He was credited by lhc air minislry with attacking three trains near Lens and stopping two of them There was heavy antiaircraft fire in the London area during thc Work Ceiling of 48 Hours a Week Urged WASHINGTON celling of 48 hours in sis eight hemdayson the working time foi millions of men and women employed m war industries was proposed Tuesday by eight gov ernment agencies The office of war information announced that such hours had been recommended to war con tractors and other war producing agencies fa The major effect of the new policy statemenl on hours Ihe announcement said should be lo reduce excessive working hours PCI week per person which can no be sustained without impair ing the health and efficiency of r n Port Moresby New Gtiinp frf i T finally sank tins Australian transport which semis m i bombers ed on to a reef and heeled over Flamine oi vf back smokcShe drift ship proved useless because tie men bout at Thc lifeboat side of AT niu iutfi auuuU 10 U8G it hi mm i i boat were looking for victims board by a oil CC Director Denies Good Equipment Was Destroyed fWlavoc LJ the early morning hours when German planes swept hi The night fighters had a field night in the brilliant light of the full moon Ihe air ministry said But in he London area at least the new Buns played their Part in smashing at least eight ot an enemy plane fleet esti mated to have totaled between ott and 70 Planes crippled by mght fighters or ground gun fire failed to reach their bases in Ger manoccupied territory nobody could say In the greater London area where scattered fire bombs were dropped without doing serious damage in country areas the roar of the new secret gun could be distinguished plainly by those who had heard them in practice some of tne guns were manned oy home guardsmen otlieix bv mixed batteries including girls of the army territorial service It is possible to sav now that tins gun is the secret one hailed as a deadly menace to raiding planned to announce recently Accredited newspaper corres pondents were permitted to in spect it but thc day before their stoncs were to appear Ihe Lon don Daily Mail angrily de nounced the authorities for re vealing war secrets and the war ornce ordered all stories killed A joint air ministryhome se curity ministry communique said action Monday niht uas on a somewhat larger scale than for some time past Fires and damage were caused in the Birm ingham area where there were of casualties There damage elsewhere in Declares Probes Have Revealed Rumors of Destruction Unfounded WASHINGTON James J McEntcc or the civilian conservation corps advised Rep resentative Gillie Rlnd Tues day that investigations in hun dreds of cases had disproved ru mors that serviceable government equipment was destroyed or aoandoned at camps closed by the Monday Senator Clark D MO brouffht some of the re ports to the attention of the senate saying he was informed that more than 100 car and truck tires some of them serv were burned alone with rubber overshoes and othcr rubber articles at the Florida Mo camp The senator said that Allen Hogers commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post at Chilli cothe Mo relayed the report and said he got it from a Lnclcdu the from Another instance Clark citct was that a very responsible1 of ficial of the federal forestry serv ice wlrf The attack was spread over de area including Uater don where very drmagc w as done by incendiary bombs Eight enemy aircraft were de ivTnrf UhIC coun iL Wiis downPtl over Hol land A number of others were the can not be confirmed Sirens wailed over Northern Inal V rctcns or afds of American troops from second front s T rncre was no report that had oecn dropped or that anil aiicraft guns searchlight or a fighter planes were in that at the Troy Mo camp more than 200 trucks some of them with practically new tires were simply aban Hrrr addCd lat Hciiitig DIowa had told him that at Des Moines a large num ber ol trucks in good were about to be junked Army regulations McEntee said forbid lhc destruction of equipment unless it is ordered bv the inspector general and then only if H has infected or utilized where there have been contagious diseases yel to find one instance 01 report of wasteful practices that as a scintilla of truth in it PERRY DAMAGED BY CLOUDBURST 4 Inches of Rain Fall m 5 Hours Raccoon River Overflows DES MOINES cloud bursl which struck Perry dump ing more lhan four inches of raii there in five hours caused severa thousand dollars in damage in the city and surrounding towns and sent the Raccoon river ragin over is banks Tuesda3 The weather bureau said 4 05 inches of rain fell at Perry be tween 3 and 8 p m Monday more than 25 inches in an hour ana Raccoon river lowlands be low Perry are flooded he Raccoon river has set in at Van Meter nnri there will be considerable ow and damage along the Rac coon from Van Meter to Des 90th Person Arrested by Sioux City Police in Drive Against Vice SIOUX CITY WThe 90th person was arrested here early Tuesday by police in their vice drive Whjch was launched over the weekend A woman hotel operator was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with main taming a liquor nuisance Seven women arrested early Monday Civilian workmen are renair 18 some CCC trucks and other are being dismantled al the TiT arca motor repair shop at Des Moincs under the di rection of Cap H j Clark Captain Clark of the quarler mLcforpsdoclind Tliesday week however the cap am Md usable parU were be salvaged from some trucks the threcdav drive lice various charges vaE rancy and will be given hearing and ALLIED PLANES LASH NIPPONESE Whether Land Assault on Port Moresby to Be Made to Be Disclosed Y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the far Pacific war theate Gen Douglas MatArthurs head nuar crs announced Tuesday that The statement of policv signed by representatives of tliewaiand departments maritime com mission public health service wir manpower commission war pro auction board commerce depart ment and labor department set forth four major standards as fol 1 For wartime production the 8 hour day and 48 hour week approxmate the best working schedule for sustained efficient in most industrial operations One scheduled day of rest for e indi AXIS TRIES TO DIG IN AS NEW DRIVE IS BEGUN British Forces Strike at Northern Flank in Egyptian Desert War CAIRO by new Crial comue 1 tl h H Vl m es approx the individual out of appro nalely every seven should be universal and invariable rule minute meal period is desirable 4 Vacations are conducive to to sustained Iroduction and should b over the longest possible period exna ri expand w H d positions Ncw Guinea united nations ground namtainCd na the X V Military dispatches said thc Japanese had advanced nearly 8 miles inland since their fand thCek 3t Ona across the mountainous 120 Hc i naPUa from key allied outpost at Port Moresby New Guinea nCXt few daysJt was said disclose planned a land as which Jap Failure in Chungking Raid Hailed CHUNGKIiVG UR Chinas nfi Tuesday ol fishi ng in for an at torward positions fiom Alexandria lather than try to drive on lo ward the Nile Delia andI Suez righting went on through Monday night in lhc newest wrltish blow al the northern flank of the front where Ihe batllc has seesawed for four wecks since Gen Si Some prisoners were taken light and losses were inflicted upon Ihe axis forces but there was no indication that any large permancnt wedge nad oecn m the axis line In some places mpenal Iroops dropped back to their original positions rf forees mct the definitely on thc defensive made no immediate move to confidence air in the force United was Sate uH vould convenient spring to Small forces of Tapahese bom Cis twice raided Darwin in orlhcrn Australia Mondav ligh flying boat which aernptcd to attack Townsvillc ai down on thc northeast Aus ralian coast was driven off by ntiaircraft fire y V Ocnrral MacArthurX head quarters said ground patrol ac tvity was in progress near Oivi betnccn Kokoda and Buna in el a their reopened gap on the anchansHanchow raihvaPyTo 5S les alter the Japanese claimed Chinese and American the abortive Japanese rai1 agamsl the capital Monday nigh an unprecedented disgrace for the Japanese For four years Ibc Japanese wiii out Tuesday on their first at States air force of ChinTand were repulsed Of 50 Japanese planes M The raid was a far cry from inose of previous years when the unopposed Japanese tried lo de moralize Ihe Chinese capital vili intense bombings They killed thousands of Chinese desfiove Chungkings Fifth Avenue blaslcd churches and missions Monday mght Ihe people again calmly trudged to their dugout shel ers where hundreds of their neighbors had been trapped i ex Weather Report FORECAST hi Both sides are racing to get more men and material Hommel i handicapped in thisby the ditli eujties m drawing strength from me continent and by British anc United Stales aerial blows al hi linesof reinforcement Auehinlcci is handicapped by the enormous distance of thc battlefield from Ins sources of supply British headquarters described the llareup of fighting on thr north flank as severe The British attack was launched Sunday night and thc severe fighting which followed was accompanied hy heavy ar tillery duels the communique British bombers ami lighterbombers roared out over the battlefield to attack enemy positions Axis aircraft joined the battle and British fighters engaged a formation of German dive bomb ers escorted by fighter aircraft Threeof the German planes were shot down the communique snid CLAIM 1000 1IORE PRISONERS TAKFV morethan0 00 njr caplurc of Ihe battle of El nnunccd Tuesday thnt t inatcly 1000 more were seiecMn division Cil vehicle i f Nazi Strength Is Massed on Russian Front tev JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Editor A reinforced axis offensive us ing airborne whippet tanks bat tered into the oilrich Caucasus and toward the Stalingrad indus trial center Tuesday in a spread ing campaign to isolate the reel army from supply routes for allied For the imc being Hitler was throwing everything in c udmg 11 fresh divisions from Holland and France into the onslaught The German high command was facilitating the Caucasus drive by fightmg a holding battle in North Africa where new British attacks took prisoners and inflicted heavy casualties southwest of El Al amoin but failed to make exten sive gains fn the air warfare the nazis countered IMF devastation raws with comparatively weak at tacks on England Thus the Germans were follow ing their usual method of mass ing strength on one front Their prime objective was to smash through lo the Causasus oil fields and move eastward lo the before the United States can in vade Europo On thc fighting front the Ger mans had pushed soutinvard lirough Rostov on the railroad eadmg fo lhc uest Cauclsus n fields and reported that they had widened their front south of the Don river to the east of Rostov where they may have reached or made unusable the railroad line on which Stalingrad depends for com munications with the Caucasus At the eastern end of this front of about 250 miles two German columns appeared to be closing in on Kalach a key point on the road to Stalingrad Kalach lies in Ti V e bends of the Don only 40 miles from Stal mgrad and on Ihe main rail line from the Donets basin These axis gains have not eilhcr easy or cheap The Lassians probably al consider able rost I themselves have 1ccri fighting to delay and weak en the enemy rather than to slop mm north or west of the Don river Moscow dispatches told aeam and again of friKhirul axis losses but these were replaced hy fresh tronps drawn from pos sibly 1000000 troops i the southern area REDS DECLARE TIME GRAVEST OF ENTIRE WAR Germans Declare Forces Advanced to Within 50 Miles of Stalingrad By KOCEH D GREENE Associated Tress War Editor Adolf Hitlers field headquar ters asserted Tuesday that Ger man troops advancing within 50 miles of Stalingrad had reached or crossed the lower Don at all points south of Kalach and sov iet dispatches franlcly conceded tint it was the gravest moment of the entire war K5Iaeil on the cast bank oE the Don where it curves nearest to ga 50 milcs west of Stal V Red Star Ihe Russian armv newspaper declared ominously that he pressure becoming more and more difficult o meet while oilier soviet news papers hinlcd anew at a need for opening an allied second tront in Europe if The Russians acknowledged tho lull of Rostov described by the Germans as the spigot ol the Russian oil barrel and also RovochcrUassk 20 miles northeast of Rostov London military quarters said the nazts throwing probably UUU troops into the assault had been slowed somewhat after sul formg heavy losses These quar ters said that the Russian armies were mostly intact but that Ger man reserves were believed to be considerable hT Uorth bloody Voronezh sector the Ger mans were described as ly on the defensive V Nazi military quarters as serted that German infantry and mechanized forces had swept across the Don river on a broad front east of Rostov and reached the Manych and Sal nvcrs al several points The German high command ob viously was prepared to pay dear s for the campaign on u1c theory hat it would not only deprive the Russians of their greatest oil fields presumably will be vrecked if that it vould force the red army back across the Volga and cut olf the mam flow of allied war supplies hrough Irak That would be one 31 the hardest blows suffered by he united nations since the war ipencd in Russia The red army could fight on be mid the Volga but its effect on lie worldwide conflict generally vnuld be far less than the key ole it has played in the Tnt actor has been behind the allied plan for a second front which far mis been limited to mas raids on Germany md Autry Joins Air Forces usable parts that un will be junked Thresher MOUNT VERNON Uireshmg jobs around here will to wait grain ncrc crossing crash Man Who First Taught Japs to Fly Wishes He Had Dunked Them ALBANY N Y Capt Lansing Callan U S Nthe man who introduced the Japanese time to the airplanecould roll 3tl yC3rs hed a diffeient techmc for the job In 1911 at Hammondsport N Y working for Glenn Curtis he in Mructed the first three was isnima now one of srgest plane manufac Its too bad I didnt dunk him declared Captain Callan in bnny on leave Induction Will Begin Saturday at New Camp Dodge Reception Center DES MOINES WVMaj Or son B Powers commandant said Tuesday induction of Iowa selec tees will begin Saturday at the HmP Auction sta tion and reception center Transfer of activities of the n ducton station to Camp Dodge became necessary when Fort Des Moines was taken over by the womens army auxiliary corps ri wa selectees will be in said comtruc of buildings and remodeling of others at Camp Dodge is pro Deeding on schedule The Iowa State guard will con S tralnhlg Program at amp Dodge and retains 130 acres of the grounds 11 j C I T Y Showers and thunderstorms Tuesday after noon T vi e s d a y i g h t and Wednesday forenoon Cooler Wednesday iorcnoon IOWA Thundersbowers cast ant central portions Tuesday and extreme cast portion Wednes day forenoon Cooler southwest and west central portions Tues day night Cooler west and cen tral portions Wednesday fore noon MINNESOTA Showers and thun derstorms east and south cen tral portions Tuesday and ex treme east Wednesday fore noon No decided in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday RI Minimum Monday night 57 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 Rain 30 inch YEAR AGO Maximum g Minimum Precipitation tm 5vngs bonds stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy The Manych river terms an arc thrusting southeastward from KostovonDon into thc northern Caucasus while the Sal stretches almost due eastward from Novo cherkassk If true the nazi claim would in nicnte that Adolf Hitlers legions were racing headlong across the northern Caucasus toward Astra khan on thc Caspian sea and also turning southward into the Cau casus itself Soviet dispatches said Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos red allhough forced to yield at Rostov and Novocherkassk had beaten off a series of German tanks and motorized infantry attacks at big bend of the Don river before Stalingrad h 3 Soviet reports said of dead littered tlic Iank5 win rlimc itli lie wreckage of pontoons smashed by Russian shells am bombs as the invaders attempt ed to enlarge bridgeheads across Russian newspapers stressed gravity of the loss of Rostov gate way to the Caucasus oil treasures and it was acknowledged that the invaders were now halfway to ward their goal ol isolating the transCancasus with its riches in oil wheat metals and timber i ravda the communist parly thr arc t the Germans had withdrawn uvisiotis from France to effect Die break through thereby weak ening nazi defenses along the Eng lish channel invasion coast iimullaiicousLv t Ji c Berlin rado renectcd German fears of an allied invasion with the an nouncement that Field hart Gerd vo Rnndslcijt had spent thc past few days in speclinff tJie extensive and deeply echeloned fortification vorlvs nn the north French channel coast rrcncn the ned Signal Corps Training School to Be at ISC c Claude I Herring of Iowa said Tuesday e had been advised that one of 14 signal corps training hS SCt P thc be at Iowa Stale college at Ames but he said he had no dc j   

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