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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT OF i r v AN i 3 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWATTHURSDAY THIS 1AIEH CONSISTS OF SECTIONS SEE HIGH COURT ATTEMPTING TO SERVE JUSTICE Biddie Emphasizes War Has Removed Rights of Aliens WASHINGTON on the claim of seven of the eight nazis who came by submarine equipped to biast and burn Americas war plants that they have the right of trial in civil courts was resumed at noon before the supreme Thursday court Eight of the nine justices were present Justice Douglas who was absent Wednesday because of the long train trip from Oregon arrived overnight and took his place between Justices Reed and Byrnes The only member miss ing was Justice Murphy who disqualified himself because he is on duty as a lieutenant colonel in the army The prime question before ihe by petitions for habeas corpus to deliver the pris oners from a military commission before which President Roosevelt placed whether men such as these were entitled to tiie protection of civil courts as a mat ter of right Certainly not contended At torney General Biddie in precise incisive accents emphasized with the flat of his hand War wipes out he rights of the alien he asserted and any relief he may be entitled to in a court depends on the grace of the sovereign 3 y But yes the men do have rights argued Col Kenneth C Ifoyall m a resonant southern drawl The tall colonel one of several army officers assigned ID the defense insisted that even if the prisoners be soldiers of the reich they could claim the shelter of thc bill of rights while in this country A regiment of German soldiers caught landing on these shores would not have those fights Roy al conceded in response to ques tions from the bench which fre quently interspersed the six hours of argument heard Wednesday as thc case opened But the soldiers he explained would have other rights as prisoners of these defendants cannot claim The qucslions from the court made it clear that the seven justices sought to explore every possible claim the prisoners miirhl have to rights hoth mili tary and civil Justice Douglas did not arrive from Oregon in time for the opening session and Justice Murphy disqualified himself because of his present military status Chief Justice Stone interrupt ing Biddlcs argument remarked that recognise the courts arc not open to enemy alien plnintiffs hut we also recognize thit the courts are open to defendants to defend themselves Justice Jackson asked several questions as to the application of the Hague conventions respecting the laws of war to which both the United States and Gcrmany are signatories At the same time Jackson wondered audibly since anyone who saw the men landing 1 could have shot them and it wouldnt have been murder at what point did their status change so that they acquired rights After they had entered the community of ordinary human beings in this country Royoll answered The defense staff raised other points besides the issue of wheth er the prisoners could claim civil the presidents order establishing the military commis sion was invalid and that the com missions conduct of the case was improper among others Caribbean Convoy IIvv Saarbruecken Damaged by British Raid LONDON strong fore of British bombers striking a Germany for the seventh time i 10 nights did great damage in concentrated attack Wednesda night on Saarbruecken Gcrmai steel manufacturing center nea the French border the air mill istry announced Thursday Nine planes were lost in tli first on Saarbrueckei since Nov S announce ment said Saarbruecken is key railway junction as well an industrial city Nazi air raiders meanwhile at tacked widely separated areas i Britain dropping a few bombs in the greater London area for th first time since June 3 and stab bing at several points in the mid lands and East Anglia One of the nazi targets in th midlands was the industrial cen ter of Birmingham where th ministries of air and home seem ity said the raiders did some dam age and caused some casualties A small number of casualties including some fatalities was re ported from other areas Seven of the German plane were shot down a communiqui said The RAF raids on western Ger many were accompanied bv heavy aerial bombardment of tin occupied French coast betweei Boulogne and Calais Observers on the English south east coast said that relays of big British bombers sped over the channel in a steady procession throughout the moonlit night and the thunder of bomb blasts on the French shore reverberated acros Dover strait Saarbruecken a city with i peacetime population of abou 135000 lies in the the heart DJ the great Saar valley coal fields and is one of the chief centers of iron and steel production in Germany The Berlin radio said that sev eral other towns in western Ger many also were bombed by the British raiders U was the second successive night attack on Germany Ham burg and its big submarinebuild ing yards having been the target thc preceding night of a mass at lack in which perhaps 600 plane participated Dutch Feast MUD SPRINGS Idaho Nez Perce Indians Thursday re new their 40yearold harvest feast celebration Subchief Albert Moore of Lao proclaimed We have killed the beef He added thai 30 tepees were ready and there will be dances Tell my people to bring their own HOPKINS WEDS AT WHITE HOUSE Marriage Without Fanfare Capitals Biggest Social Event WASHINGTON Lloyd Hopkins Iowaborn son of harnessmaker married Mrs ouise Gill Macy at noon Thurs day in the first white house wed ding in a quarter of a century T h c wedding of president iMjosevelfs 52yearold righthand man and thc 36yearold fashion expert and magazine editor was simple and in keeping with Hop kins dislike for ostentation The ceremony uas performed by Dr Everett Russell Congregational pastor presidents study Only Clinchy in the vinjr immc diate members of the bridal families the president and Mrs Roosexelt were present The wedding is one of the big gest events in the capitals social season but it was without fanfare because of the war Even the traditional wedding march was omitted Salt Lake City Man Executed for Murder By JAMES O McKINNEY SALT LAKE CITY highcaliber rifles cracked at dawn Thursday and Donald L Condit 24 died for murdering a Salt Lake City jelly salesman who had befriended him When thc newspapermen and authorities who witnessed the execution trooped out into the prison yard Condit had been strapped in a high oak chair against thc south wall of the old penitentiary A blindfold had been ilaced over his eyes a target over his heart Five riflemen were in place in a doorway beyond the vision of the witnesses Sheriff Sherman C Lamb of Iron county where Condit killed Sa csman Harold Thorne o Salt Lake City early last year di rected the execution Civil CourtWm FIND convoys were established Central Piess Phonephoto though 1 P at l Bcforc a heavy toll in Caribbean water Axis Bombs Allied Dromes in Nile Delta CAIRO forces of axis bombers made widespread predawn attacks on BritishUnit ed States airdromes in the Nile Delta area behind the quiescent I Alamein front Bombs fell in Cairo proper and provoked the greatest antiair craft banage ever seen there Si rens also screamed in the Suez zone and other scattered areas of The British regarded the forays is intended primarily to hinder al led air operations against axis sea and land communications to the now stabilized El Alamein front about 70 miles west of Alexandria PREDlcTMORE RAIN IN IOWA Waterloo Area Has Heaviest Downpour Reported by Bureau DES MOINES 4Fhe and a luarteiinches of rain poured on the Waterloo territory uring the last 24 hours Thc deluge was the heaviest re orted by the weather bureau al hough several points had rains otaling more than an inch More rain in thc form of scat ered thundershowers is in store or the entire state Thursday ollowcd by cooler weather Thurs ay night the bureau forecast Iowa Falls had IBO inches of am during the last 24 hours Jther precipitation reports a aper print a total of only Estherville 170 Charles ity 168 Fort Dodge 33 DCS lomes 32 Highest reading in tiie state Wednesday was 32 degrees at Keokuk and Orrraha Low Wedncs day night was 60 at Iowa Falls ALLIED PLANES HIT JAP SHIP Cripple Destroyer Hammer Steadily at BunaGona Area United Press Staff Correspondent HrE N E R A L MAC ARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia UR planes hammcrm steadily at thc new Japanese bas in the BunaGona area tin north New Guinea coast have crip Pled an enemy destroyer it wa announced Thursday In a daylight attack the allict planes scored a direct hit on it and as they flew home saw i belching smoke as it made fo shore A second force of planes fol lowed with a strong night attact on installations in the area of the new base and shot down a Japa nese fighter plane which chal lenged them Gen Douglas MacArthurs com munique reported that allied jungle patrols continued their skirmishes with Japanese patrols which had penetrated to within 55 miles of the big allied base o Port Moresby on the south New Guinea coast Gen MacArthur announced the award of the United Slates dis tinguished service cross post humously to Australian Lieu Col WT Owen for gallantry in action m the skirmishes is citation thc first mention of I casualties in the fighting tnlu Bounded mor tally wmlc gallantly leading his MacArthur expressed deep MfiyCharge Minnesotan With Murder MINNEAPOLIS Minn selective Inspector James Mullen Thursday sought complaint thargmg Carl H Prochl 46 with first ciegrec murder in the shot gun slnying of his wife Japanese planes continued their on r rft bV attacks on allied bases Two small formations of Japa nese planes raided Darwin the great north coast Australian We early Thursday morning and mn0r damage but no Thrce flights of three heavy ornbers each made weak raids on Help push the Retailers for Victory drive over the top BUY U S WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Friday July31 ly engaged by searchlight batter ies and antiaircraft guns and made for home after dumping their bombs without causing casualties or damage Leatse New State GOP Headquarters DES MOINES repub lican state central committee an nounced Thursday it had leased three rooms on the sixth floor of the Empire building in downtown Des Monies Sixth and Walnut sreets for its The G O P offices will be moved Aug 8 from the Savery hotel where they have been lo cated or many years The hotel wil be taken over by the army to house members of the womens army auxiliary corps Mullen said he was convinced the slaying was very much pre meditated He said authorities had checked the purchase ot the gun used in the shooting and also had traced the purchase of shells Meanwhile Prochl lay in criti cal condition in thc hospital suf fering from wounds inflicted bv Patrolman Ed Casey who re turned fire on thc missing heir when summoned to Mrs Proehls home by neighbors Tuesday Doc tors believed he would recovcr however Proehl located by means of a radio program in 1930 after a fiveyear search inherited a 000 fortune from his mother He allegedly spent in 2 years He was under restraint by court order from visiting his wife Ma ne at the time of the shooting She previously hnd sued for di vorce alleging that Prochl drank and squandered his fortune on other women Coworkers of Mrs Prochl told police she was in fear of her hus band and what he might do Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy Reported to Be on Siberian Border TEN KILLED IN PLANECRACKUP ATMINNEAPOLIS Cargo Ship Was Under Contract to NWA by Army Ferry Command MINNEAPOLIS Minn Ten Northwest Airlines employes were killed Thursday when a cargo plane under contract to the ailline by the army ferrying com mand crashed and burned a few seconds after its takeoff at Wold Chamberlain airport Airline officials said 4 hours after the crash a careful scared of the wreckage failed to reveal any more bodies Witnesses said he plane which was fully loaded with 270 gallons of gasoline left the field and ciimbed steeply to about 200 feet when it pan caked to earth apparently from a power failure The accident happened about a m SOFT SPOT IN Makes Pledge RED DEFENSE tor Invasion LONDON UR Sir Stafford Cripps lord privy seal in thc wai cabinet renewed to the house of commons Thursday the recent government pledge that Britair intends to invade the continent Cripps said the government could not make known its military intentions even to the commons in secret session 1 can say however that we have military intentions he added Cripps who is leader of the house as well as privy seal made Ins statement in response to de mands by numerous members that Prime Minister Winston Churchill make n statement on thc war in view of the present grave situa tion They asked for n secret session so parliament could learn the gov ernments military intentions Rejecting the demand for a statement by the prime minister Cripps said that Churchill felt he could not make a useful statement now 11 had been announced that he did not intend to make a state The craft burst into flames m bCfOe C SUmmer rCCCSS Lieut Gen Tomoyuki Ya mashila Japanese conqueror of IHalaya and Singapore is re ported to have arrived in Man chukuo within slrikins lis lancc of the Siberian border ji TL JIHU j utmuh ill mediately burning the bodies be yond recognition All but the planes tail surfaces was de stroyed Airline officials emphasized that the plane was not a pas sengercarrying transport b u t was an early type bimotoreri Boeing B247 model leased to Northwest by thc army ferrying command as a pilot trainer and cargocarrier j Ground crewsfrom theU S naval reserve aviation base sta tioned at the field immediately surrounded the wreckage refus ing to allow even Minneapolis police to approach Tiie JO bodies were taken to Hcnncpin county morjrue sev eral hours after thc crash Three army men escaped death in the crash because there was 110 room for them on the plane the three noncommissioned offi cers had boarded thc plane but just before the takeoff thc pilot told them there was no room for them and they would have to get Those who were ordered from thc plane were Sgl Wilbur Cal len Nampa Idaho Corp William Nolan Minneapolis md Sgt Fred Edwards Minneapolis The plane was piloted by Ken neth Olson Northwest Airlines employe The copilot was Jack Fremont Ohio another employe Officials saict the pilot and copilot were making a practice flight prior to their ex animation for advancement from first officer to captain The other passengers wore air line employes off dutv who an parcntly went along for the ride Gallon said the plane took off from the ground and stalled with in a few seconds LISTS NAMES OF PLANES PASSENGERS MINNEAPOLIS Minn im Northwest Airlines announced that the men believed to be aboard cargo plane when it crasncd Thursday at thc Minne apolis airport were Roy Josephson St Paul L D Hiisby St Paul Hubert Wiechman Minneapolis Jas Painter St Paul W C Rose Minneapolis Robert A Paulson St Paul Wmslon A Luchau St Paul L O Larson Minneapolis Waterloo Loss in Floods Fire Totals 590000 WATERLOO fpt The cloud burst and accompanying lightning which struck Waterloo in the enrly morning hours Thursday caused nn estimated 590000 dam flooded basement regational co Frcmont Weather Report FORECAST lOWAiTliundcrshowcrs Thursday afternoon and in cast and cen tral portions Thursday night locally heavy in north and east central portions cooler Thurs day night and Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thundcrslcrms Thursday and Thursday evening Cooler northwest portion by Thursday evening J IN MASON CITY Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 79 65 67 105 57 age through and fires The First C o n j church struck by lightning suf fered Si500 damages when the balcony in thc main auditorium burned The Swanson Motor company suffered 512000 damages to new cars stored in its basement ihe Imperial Cleaners reported S10 000 damage u fllrs tnc dent grocery and the StewartSimmons Press SIT 000 Six inches of water covered the main lobby of the RussellLam son hotel and resulted in heavy damage to equipment in the basement Thc Associated Manufacturers holding important war contracts was forced to close when three feet flooded thc main factory Buildings Homes in all sections of Water loo reported flooded basements Many streets were impassable during the early morning hours Tea bridges in Black Hawk ounty were washed out or dam igcd and portions of two high ways fil south of Waterloo and 50 south of Cedar Falls were closed o traffic Pavement on a number of crlou city streets was washed iway The Cedar river rose B of i oot at Waterloo between the lours of 5 and 5 oclock Thurs lay morning hut was apparently Hearing noon crest shortly after WAVERLY SUGAR PLANT DAMAGED Fire Destroys Machine Shop and Storeroom WAVERLY believed lo have been caused bv lightning id several thousand dollars worth of damage at the Wavcrly beet sugar company plant early Ihursday according to Charles collier general superintendent The storeroom was destroyed and machine shop extensively damaged Flames were kept from spreading to the miii part of thc Plant where insinuation of sev eral carloads of costly machinery for processing sugar is beinjr completed Collier said the damage will be repaired immediately and that the disaster is not expected to affect scheduled beginning of the park about October I FIRST Til D IOWA CITY Thc rivsl doctor of philosophy degree in the department of art in the history of the University of Iowa will be awarded to Prof Edmund D Kin zmger of Waco Tex during the summer convocation ceremonies iriday night Russians Acknowledge Fresh Nazi Advances in North Caucasus BV ROGER D GREENE Associated 1ress War Eclilor Adolf Hitlers invasion arniiey racing toward thc Caspian sea re ported Thursday they had cut ihe last major rail to the Cau casus oil fields while in Ihe unitli the Russians declared they had beaten off all German attempts 10 hammer wedges into soviet lines above Stalingrad A Vicliy French radio broad cast heard in London reported that German troops from the Crimea had crossed lie narrow Kerch strait and landed at dawn Thursday on the Taman penin sula of thc Caucasus Such a movement would seri ously endaiiffcr Russian forces slubbnrnly fighting to hold the German drive south into he Caucasus from Rostov Late dispatches indicated that thc Germans had found a soft spot m the Russian defenses cast c Rostov and were exerting their main efforts in a drive to isolate the Caucasus Tile situation fo sriminc rapidly more acute in Ine northern Caucasus where Ihe Russians icknoiylcrtccd fresh nan advances at several poinls Premier Joseph Stalin in a mes srgc to the Russian people in voked thc names of Russias great heroes of the past as an inspira tion m the present crisis recalling such figures as Alexander Nevsky wnooeut the ancient Teutons and Mikhail Kutuzov whose resistance helped turn Napoleons Russian in vasion into a disaster The German high comiix as serted broadly that Russian Jirie of retreat lo the cast hnd been cut off in thc great Don river bend but gave no details Dispaclics to Ihe Kcd star sail a gigantic scvcndayolil was raBinj ji the Don bcml abflvc Slalinsrail iuvfllvimr thousands of trnops planes fjelrl guns and tanks V rnu nirl C OmiTlS i cached the eastern bank of the in one sector but were driven back Pravda ihe communist party newspaper said Germany no was throwing her last resources nlo the great summer offensive J he enemy is not so strong as ie appears lo some scared panic mongers Pravda said Frontline dispatches said Marshal Scmcon Timosbcnkn was rushing huge reserves of manpower into the while Nazi prisoners wcre quoted as sayingthat thc Ger mans were forced to shift troops from other sectors of llic front I holster thc Don river offen sive A midday bulletin fmm indicated that ihii of 10 to scries of Germans hurlina waves into 11 Seined ground in me Kletskaya sector 10 miles north west of Stalingrad but the com munique added All attempts by German to drive wedges into our defenses failed Tins Indicated Hint thc Russians were doggedly holding their lines iiUact slowly yielding where necessary and frustrating the tactics of encirclement and annihilation Soviet troops were credited with destroying 123 inks ani killing 4000 Germans in a half tlozcn rncaccmcnfs within Ihe last 3G hours On lie southern front wlcrc Gen Kcdor von Bocks armies arc striking toward thc Caucasus oil treasures the Rusiam con ceded fresh German gains in thc Bataisk sector 15 miles below RostovonDon Heavy fighting is going on a soviet communique refer ring to this region The cncmv has launched several attacks and advanced in separate sectors A bulletin from nazi field headquarters declared German troops had stormed and cap tured thc own of Prolclar skaya 100 miles below thc lower Don thereby cuttingihe last direct rail line to the Cau casus oil fields Oil may still nc shipped however up he Caspian sea to thc railriver city of Astrakhan on the The reported advance lo Pm Jctarskaya meant that the Ger   

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