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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME v COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTOSY A NO ARCHIVES DES WO I WCi I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITEIJ PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 3 1942 NO 253 Largest North Iowa Navy Group Leaves Editors of North Iowa BU LOAD OF mVY 10 YOU MASOn CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NAZI OFFENSIVE LOSING IMPETUS sign shown above appeared on the side of the bus which Monday took 37 boys to the state navy recruit ing center CR Moore chief petty officer Tom Hutchin son chief specialist and Ben Wagner yeoman were rec ognizing the Mason City GlobeGazette and newspapers of North Iowa for their effort in bringing news of the navy to the men of their respective communities and thus aid recruiting for the expanding navy The officers plan to honor other papers of this area in the near future largest group of navy recruits ever to leave from Mason City is pictured above as they gathered outside the bus in Central park which was to take them GlobeGazette Navy Day Is Observed by Local Station Program Recognizes Assistance Provided in Recruiting Work to the state naval recruiting headquarters The contingent numbering 37 was given a farewell sendoff by the local Citizens Victory committee With the recruits as they marched to the park were members of the Navy Mothers organization and the color bearers and guards from the American Legion and Veterans of Foxeign Wars After a short ceremony the bus left at approximately carry ing the North lowans to the state recruiting center where the men will take their final physical examination and be sworn in to the United States navy Every recruit ap peared anxious and ready to do his part to live up to the navy slogan Join the navy and free the world Lock photo Kayenay engraving UBLISHER DIES AT Thirtyseven navy recruits the largest navy contingent ever to leave from North Iowa left by bus for the state recruiting center Monday afternoon at cli maxing GlobeGazette navy day They were given a farewell send off and presented gifts by the Citizens Victory committee in Central park previous to their de parture The recruits gathered at the federal building at to march in a body to Central Park where they were welcomed by Lee P Loomis publisher of the GlobeGazette The parade was led by color bearers of the Vct terans of Foreign Wars Ameri can Legion and the Navy Moth ers ss si At the park they were given a gift package containing cigares and an automatic pencil by the various organizations comprisin the Citizens Victory committee Shortly nfter the recruits hoavcied n bus which born n sign rending Thanks editors ot Nortl Iowa newspapers A busload of navy recruits dedicated to the Mason City GlobeGazette Youre all doing more than your share We know the navy will not let you down The sign was contributed by A C Holley local sign painter The parade and sendoff was staged by the local navy recruiters in honor of Ihe Mason City Globe Gazette which is the first ot the North Iowa newspapers to be fete by the navy for its work in help ing navy recruiting Others will be similarly recosnized C R Moore chief petty of ficer declared the local sub station was honoring North Iowa newspapers and the GlobeGa zette for the constant endeavor by the papers to aid recruiters to meet heir quotas of men who arc needed in the expanded navy Among the boys leaving for the state headquarters were three pairs of brothers Robert and Ray mond Rickard Britt Lavern and Raymond Walk Granton and Mil lard and Edward Evans Kan awha Other men who left on the bus were Esten Earl Morgan Deer field Mo Alexander P Dore Ventura Leo Harvey Hotter Pat on Pa Robert C Scharper Cler mont Joyce B Kirschman Cresco Maynard H Gaarder Northwood William A Krebsback Osagc Charles G Mackin Osage Wil liam C Schow Charles City Dietrich W Mayland Woden El don V Adams Charles City Les lie C Faber Donald R Carlson and Arnold W Williamson all of Kanawha LeRoy J Fisk Buffalo Center Robert W Hancock Marble Rock Allen Dale Kemp Rockford Don ald A Simons Garner Clarence H Davids and Arthur R Johnson of Sheffield Emmelt K Crowder 3uane K Broomc and Russell W Trulson all of Britt Kenneth R Johnson Harvey Coe Jr and Patrick F Millard of Clear Lake Mason City recruits included Ed ward J Crowley 430 Second street northeast Richard Lusc 1316 Washington avenue north west Glenn A Wright 112 Adams avenue northwest Paul L Axiotis 507 Seventeenth street northwest and Robert McArthur Dunn The GlobeGazette gave each of the men a 3 months subscription to the newspaper Tall Story NEW YORK the Coney island correspondent for the Rome radio is a big fibber 01 else there isnt any such person Heres what the New York bu reau of war information heart from an overseas listening post ii London which heard it from th Rome radio On the famed nnd populai Coney island beach according tt information coming from Nev York no longer will crowded bathers throng since in the troub led waters of the Atlantic floa enormous oil stains and boclic are washed ashore frightening the ew bathers who nevertheless ven ture to take a bath Maybe it was some other beach or the only oil visible thcr Sunday wns suntan oil there wer no bodies at all and the bathers were somewhere in th neighborhood of 900000 Pelley Denies Working Against US War Effor INDIANAPOLIS if Willian Dudley Policy took the witnes stand in his own defense Wcdnes day in his sedition trial and test fted that he hadnt the slightes idea of interfering with recruit ng or the nations war effort his writings The goatecd 52 yea old founder of the Silver Shirts o America was the first witness fo the defense Henry A Yager Had Owned Ricevilie Recorder Since 1907 RICEVILLE 7P Henry A Yager 77 owner and publisher if the Ricevilie Recorder since 907 died Sunday Survivors are lis widow two sons Lester who vill carry on the business and Jonalci and a daughter Mrs Raymond Stober Funeral services will be held at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon at lie Yager home here The Rev ienry Olson will officiate with he Rev E Bodenham assisting Burial will be in Riverside ceme ery here Mr Yager had been confined o his bed for the past week bul lad suffered poor health for aboul a year Government Seeks Injunction to Halt Petrillo Record Ban Shoots Self as Officers r Break Door SACRAMENTO Cal V Markey 52 a longshoreman shot himself to death as police broke into his hotel room to arrest him for the murder of Mrs Aug ust Sparks 37 of Marshalltown Iowa the coroners office re ported Monday Markey walked into a highway cafe in Bvodcrick n suburb of Sacrnmento Saturday night shot the woman with a revolver and seriously wounded G W Moni tion 54 Moult on was expected to recover Police traced Markey to his hotel room and as they broke down the door he fired a bullet through his head with a revolver Several letters found in Markeys pockets included one addressed to the chief of police of Marshalltown accusing Mrs Sparks of blackmailing him police said Mrs Sparks also was a former resident Grinnell Iowa Yanks Bomb Headquarters atLinchuan By ROBERT P MARTIN WITH U S AIR FORCE Heng yang China UR United States bombers escorted by fighter planes Monday dropped three and onehalf tons of bombs on Japanese headquarters and trans ports at Linchuan while Chinese ground forces battled on the out skirts of the Kiangsi province city The American fighter escort was from the 23rd group which the Japanese had said they wiped out but they proved to be SD much in the fight that they paved the way for a reported direct hit by bombers on Japa nese headquarters hits on bar racks and docks and heavy ma chine gunning of enemy trans ports Two docks were damaged by the attack and fires were started along the Fu river The Chinese ground forces meanwhile battled into the out skirts of the city as fighting spread over a number of fronts in Chekiang and nearby sectors A Chinese communique issued at Chungking said that the Chi nese drove the Japanese back to ward the sea in the Pingyang sec tor 30 miles south ot the impor tant port of Wcnchow and also recaptured Tsingtion The Japa nese however seized Suichang 40 miles northwest of Lishui The Central news agency said fighting was surging back and forth through Tsingtien According to Chinese ground forces advancing on Linchuan at least eight 500 pound bombs were dropped inside the city by the American bombers They said one direct hit scored on Japanese headquarters while other American pilots at tacked the water front strafing two transports American pilots reported that the Chinese ground forces were so close to the city that they could see artillery fire by both sides while the bombing raid was in progress 2 Playing Bridge Are Shot by Gunman WASHINGTON fed eral government Monday filed an Who IVIaKP njunction suit in an effort to halt1 the ban imposed by James C Petrillo and his American Fed eration of Musicians on the mak ing ot transcriptions and rccord gs by members of the union The justice department an nounced that the complaint had been filed in U S district court at Chicago naming Petrillo and other officers of the union It charged the defendants with engaging in a wrongful and un lawful combination and conspir acy in restraint of x x x trade and commerce in phonograph records electrical transcriptions and radio broadcasting in viola tion of the Sherman antitrust act Petrillo recently described the ban on recordings as a fight by the nations musicians for their vcry existence He made that statement in a letter to Chairman James Lawrence Fly of the fed eral communications commission MeiMei Chicago Zoos Giant Panda Is Dead CHICAGO giant nanda that was the Brookfield zoos headline attraction for more than five years died Monday Robert Bean assistant director of the zoo said an autopsy would be performed in an effort to deter mine the cause of death Mci Meis death leaves only five giant pandas in captivity Bean said 2 Acres of Buildings Near Dusseldorf Docks Wrecked Photos Show LONDON photos taken after the heavy raic on Dusseldorf the night of July 31 showed 12 acres of buildings near the docks leveled and terrific damage in predominantly indus trial areas the British said Mon day Eig fires were burning in the Rhineland city 12 hours after the attack it was said Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GIobeGazctt carrier boy NEW YORK they sat in shirtsleeves playing a quiet game of bridge a bigshot Broadway betting commissioner and a little shot crook and gambler were shot death early Monday by a masked gunman who escaped Scene of the double shooting ivas the White House Bridge as sociations clubrooms a few blocks north of Times Square and just a block and a half from where an even bigger gambler Arnold his death in like fashion 14 years ago Rothsteins slaying never has been solved One of the victims of Mondays gunfire was Robert B Greene 40 who accepted bets on practically anything and who was a partner of Sam Boston once linked with his brother Meyer Boston to the mysterious Rothstein case as a material witness The other was Morris Wolenski 44 nlso known to police and Broadways questionable charac ters as Dimples Wolen whose petty crimes ranged from window breaking in East Boston Mass to the theft of an automobile in New York City DECISION ON 8 NAZIS REACHED Military Commission Reports Findings to President Roosevelt WASHINGTON mili tary commission which tried eight alleged nazi saboteurs reached a decision Monday on the guilt or innocence of the men and Major General Frank R McCoy took the findings to the white house for President Roosevelt The chief executive must re view the findings and he is ex pected to take his time and go into the case thoroughly The commissions recommenda tions probably will not be made public until Mr Roosevelt has completed his review ROUT JAPANESE 60 MILES FROM PORT MORESBY Renewal of Savage Fighting in New Guinea Jungle Is Reported GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia fp The possibility that the Japanese have reinforced their garrison at Buna was acknowledged by an al lied spokesman Monday as Gen eral MacArthurs headquarters re ported a renewal of savage fight ing in the New Guinea jungles midway between that enemy base and Port Moresby The communique announcing the jungle fighting declared al lied troops had routed Japa nese outposts near Kokoda 60 miles east of Port Moresby and said allied bombers had set fire to enemy supply dumps in that area It was the first reference to the existence of such supply dumps and an allied spokesman said it was not impossible the Japanese had been moving men and equip ment from 165 miles north of Buna There have been no indications hoiyever that the original force whichtheJapanese landed July 22 in the Buna at not more than 2500 been reinforced by sea the spokesman said In addition to attacking the supply dumps at Kokoda allied heavy and medium bombers pounded enemy positions near Buna Japanese fighters rose to in tercept the allied planes nnd a hot fight ensued in which five of the enemy planes were shot down General MacArthurs headquarters said A livinengincci Japanese bomb which became involved in the melee also was reported destroyed Allied losses were given as two fighters and one bomber Spearheads Bent North of Maikop MOSCOW UR Strong Rus sian reinforcements including Cossack cavalry and marines landed on the Caucasian coast Monday and bent back the Ger mans armored spearheads in a series ot counterassaults north of the vital Maikop oil fields the soviet high command reported Describing tremendous nazi losses and a slaughter of nearly 5000 Germans in three sectors official dispatches said that fresh red army divisions were counterattacking with support of massed artillery and a large fleet of planes including Storm ovik divebombers Around Keltskaya 70 miles northwest of Stalingrad waves of German Infantry and tank at tacks designed to force a crossing of the Don were said to have been hurled back to their initial lines when Russian troops held their positions under u blasting aerial bombardment Nearly 2000 Germans were killed in the Keltskaya fightin and many enemy guns nnd tanks knocked out the high command said Along a 100mile front from Kushchevka on the RostovCauca sus railroad eastward to Salsk on the Stalingrad railroad the famous Don and Kuban Cossacks were Prior o this assault allied bomhers made a night attack on the Japanese bases at Lae and nearby Salamaua shooting down one enemy plane and scoring hits on an airdrome and anti aircraft positions the bulletin said Other allied planes ranging over the Banda sea west of New Guinea Sunday were reported to have bombed n Japanese cruiser for the third lime in ns many days The results of the attack pressed home without lofs in the face of enemy fighter opposition were unknown said to be ripping at the Germai advance positions The Russian high commands noon communique made it clear however that the fight ing in the Kushchevka and Salsk sectors along a line pro tecting he Maikon oil center and its communications still was a defensive battle for the red army and that the situation re mained grave In the Tsimyhmskaya sector where the Germans have been pouring forces across the Don to the northeast of Rostov the Rus sians were said officially to have beaten back attacks by two Ger man infantry battalions knocking out 14 tanks and killing more than 200 nazis In one unidentified sector south of the Don it was said that ma rines of the Russian red presumably landed on the coast somewhere west or southwest of 700 Germans and wrecked eight tanks in fierce fighting The red air force apparently strengthened by reinforcements was credited with inflicting heavy damage on enemy frontline nnd rearline positions nnd communi cations RUSSIANS LASH BACK IN NEW POWER DISPLAY But Germans Claim Tanks Nearing Upper Course of Kuban River By JAMES M LONG Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitlers Russian offensive appeared Monday to be losing im petus against slowly tightening Russian defenses at the Don bend pproach to Stalingrad and along he last rail line to the oil fields f the Caucasus as the red army ashed back in a new show of trcngth Along the whole 300mile arc from Klctskaya 80 miles norili wesl of Stalingrad to Kusch chcvka SO miles south of Ros tov the Russians still were on the defensive but the strength ening of their stand was indi cated by counterattacks which they reported hurled the Ger mans back with losses of 6000 dead in a single day Don and Kuban Cosacks lod the counterattacks in the critical salients of Kuschchevka and Salsk 100 miles southeast of Rostov in the first intimation that the big garrison of the north Caucasus may have been thrown into the light It was in his Germans made penetration into Caucasus sector that the their deepest the northern Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy IOWA PLANT HONORED WASHINGTON Iowa Transmission company of Water loo Iowa was among 22 industrial plants to receive the joint army navy production award in recogni tion of outstanding performance of war work Canada Begins Tea and Coffee Rationing OTTAWA began rationing tea and coffee Monday allowing each over 12 years an amount of either deemed sufficient to make 12j cups a week The actual quota is an ounce of lea ov four ounces of coffee a not both No provision is made for tea or coffee purchases for children under 12 years Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Scattered showers Monday night and Tuesday forenoon not much change in temperature IOWA Scattered showers south west portion Monday night and west and central portions Tues day forenoon slightly warmer extreme north and north central Morjday night show ers southwest portion Monday night and Tuesday forenoon somewhat wanner Tuesday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 81 Minimum Sunday night 50 At 8 a m Monday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 69 The figures for Sunday r Maximum Saturday 90 Minimum Saturday night 65 At 5 p m Sunday 77 Rain 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 2 Minimum 69 Build Undersea Freighters to Elude Enemy Torpedoes Lake Tells Senate Group WASHINGTON S i m o n shipyards would be able to build Lake inventor of the submarine said Monday he believed German cargocarrying submarines were supplying the smaller Uboats that arc sinking ships off the American coast as he recommend ed to senators that the United States build undersea freighters He proposed buildinc he carjo submarines fo elude the enemys torpedoes instead of Iryinfr to build surface ships faster than the Uboats can sink them Lake told the military affairs subcommittee that from his knowledge and information he was convinced the enemy na tions are using cargo carrying submarines to supply smaller combat submarines along our At lantic coast and elsewhere and are using this type of craft for transporting supplies and perhaps troops to certain fighting fronts He also disclosed that he had refused to aid the axis powers before the present war in their submarine construction Col Hugh J Knerr retired told the committee he thought that cargo airplanes for the next war but it would take too long for them to produce aircraft foi this one V Kncrr said he had investigat ed the possible conversion of shipyards into cargo plane fac tories in 19S for a Newport News builder and reported that he found shipyard methods could not he used without re education of the drafting mom personnel and yard manage ment Experience he said showed that it took three years from the time the designers put pencil to paper until the planes fly Con sequently he added conversion of the shipyards was not prac tical for this war but would be for the next war You dont favor the Kaiser proposal then asked Chairman Lee DOkla referring to the plan of Henry J Kaiser weit coast shipbuilder to construct giant cargo planes in the ship yards Yes Kncrr replied for the next war The German high command said one of its tank columns was ncarinff the upper course of he Kuban river How far the nazis were from the northern curve of tile river was not specified The Kuban rises in the western glaciers of Elborus he highest peak in Europe and curves to the north within TO miles of Salsk before turning west to empty through a broad marshy delta into the Black sea just south of the Strait of Kerch The Germans said the Russians rear guard was being forced south from the Yeya river which runs through Kushchevka to Ta ganrog bay the northeastern arm ot the Sea of Azov The Bcr in communique said other Ger nan forces which crossed the Don south of Tsimlyansk were ing the Russians back to the east between the Sal and the Don rivers This would indicate German effort to widen their Cnuciisus wedge between Rostov and Tsimlyansk V The German high commaml acknowledged that the red army was striking hack with fresh force in the Don bend and at Voronezh on the ex posed northern flank of the German offensive hut said the attacks were being withstood In the areas of Kushchevka ami Salsk a Russian communi que said our troops continued to fight severe defensive battles against the enemy In several successful counterattacks Don and Kuban Cossack units killed 1500 Germans The Moscow war bulletin gave this account ot the fight in the other key salients In the Tsimlyansk area mid way between Salsk and Stalin grad an attack by two enemy infantry battalions was repulsed The enemy left 11 disabled tanks and more than 2000 officers and men killed on the field In an other sector a detachment of soviet marines disabled eight enemy tanks and killed 700 Ger man officers and men In the KIctskaya area the Germans attacked in a number of sectors with infantry and tanks supported by aircraft which bombed soviet troop positions Our troops firmly withstood the enemys pressure and flung them back to their original positions The Germans were dropping parachutists in some key rc Sions across the Don and in addition the Russians reported findinR nazi spies by the dozens operating in that area Forty five were executed in ono sec tor Presumably these were fifth columnists It was not clear im mediately fromwhat group of tha