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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME LIJ vr DEPARTME HT Of M I S r C ft Y A N 0 A C H Y C 3 0 S 3 i r i I A THE NiWSPAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WUIES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 6 1942 THIS PAIEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 256 WILL HANG STEPHAN FOR TREASON Cedar Rapids Opens Against Hubbard HARTLEY MEETS INDIANOLA CLUB IN SECOND TILT First Game Scheduled for p m in State Junior Legion Meet By JIM VANHEEL GlobeGazette Sports Editor Sixty ball players their man agers and coaches arrived in Ma son City Thursday afternoon ready to begin their drive for the state Junior American Legion baseball championship which will be held here Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings at Roose velt field First same on the program will see the Koosevclt Hotel cam from Cedar Rapids boasting a record of 13 wins and single loss play Hub bard at p in The Cedar Rapids team repre sents southeast Iowa in the state meet having won its way to the finals by eliminating Ottuniwa Hubbard with a record of 9 wins and a lone setback won its way to the finals by putting Mason City 1941 state champs out of the running in the northeast Iowa substate meet The second game which will hcjrin as soon as possible after the first lilt will see Hartley take on Indianola The Hartley Giants have a 125 record and in moving to the finals squeezed out two one run vic tories over Bancroft strong northwest Iowa CIUD Hartleys club wasIKe first to arrive in Mason City and by 2 p m Thursday all teams had ar rived with the exception of Cedar Rapids Drawings were made at the Hanford hotel where the players and managers will stay during the tournament Fridays pairings will match Hartley and Hubbard in the first game with Cedar Rapids and In dianola playing the second con test On Saturday the final day of the roundrobin elimination Hart ley will play Cedar Rapids in the first contest and Itidianola and Hubbard will play the final game the three day tournament If weather conditions should force cancellation of any cve ifinK program the double hills will he played the next after noon first fames scheduled to begin at 1 oclock A playoff if two teams should be tied with a 21 record at the end of the threeday play will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p m The winner of the state meet here in Mason City will earn the right to compete against the cham pions from Missouri and Illinois in regional competition f f ff Season tickets which cost SI10 and are good for all three sessions of the six same tour nament will still he available at the gate Thursday evening according to Bill Tyler tourna ment chairman Single session admbsion good for a double header will be 55 cents The baseball diamond at Roose velt field has been put in excel lent shape and the bleachers at the field will accommodate 2400 spectators This year marks the first time the Junior Lesion tourna ment has been held in Mason City For the past several sea sons Rockwell City has been host to the state event Walt Dirksen and Harold Sho walter both of Mason City will serve as umpires on all three days Claim Secret Way to Make Concrete Subs WASHINGTON mys terious Mr Murray told a senate military subcommittee Thursday of a formula for making con crete submarines so secret that he didnt want the official stenog rapher to take down what he said After Chairman Lee DOkla waited 4o minutes for the man to appear for a public hearing the inventor chemist or whatever he vas asked for an executive ses ion declined to identify himself vithin the hearing of reporters and old Lee he would prefer that the stenogrnoher not record his re marks His request for the closed learing was granted Before the man appeared Lee said he understood he had not so much plans for a submarine ilself but a formula for water proofing concrete for use in making a submarine He was the only one heard Thursday in the subcommittees inquiry into war targocarryins possibilities After Mr Murray had testified Lee told reporters he was con Iinced concrete could be used for the manufacture of cargocarrying submarines He said a concrete submarine could be built with onefifth the iteel used in an allsteel subma ineMurray Lee added wanted to build a pilot plant for the construc tion of the first concrete subma rine explaining that once the forms were built submarines could be turned sout as fast as the con crete could be mixed and poured In another hearing room Sena lor Kilgore DW Va declared tiiat collection and distribution of of scrap iron for steel for use in making ships cargo planes submarines and war equipment should be centralized in one agency and a war production board official agreed with his conclusion V This official Reese Taylor chief of the WPBs iron and steel divi sion told the senate defense in vestigating committee however that he did not feel competent tc say what the central agency should be At present the bureau of indus trial conservation has charge of collection the office of price ad ministration sets the price and WPB is in charge of allocating the scrap to steel mills Plane Swoops Low PillLike Objects Are Found on Ground SAN FRANCISCO swooped low and residents found thousands of little pilllike object on the ground Fearing some weird Japanese weapon they called police Labora tory experts studied the white pills and decided Its tapioca The pellets didnt come from the plane small boys had been using them in slingshots and peashoot Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Protests Grocer Made Her Pay for Sugar Received as Bonus KEENE N H tha the No 7 coupon of her sugar rationing book represented i bonus two extra pounds o sugar one woman here took the word literally and wound up a her rationing board demanding a clarification Isnt the No 7 bonus she nskcd It is a boaid mem ber Well she said the store keeper made me pay for it coupon Hats at Home While Owners Go to War India Committee Considers ivil Disobedience Campaign If Freedom Is Not Granted Pat Sheehy adds a hat to the of his tavern on Chicagos northwest side where there are already hats of 58 men in the neighborhood who used to drop in for a sand wich and a cooling drink but who have left these mementos while theyve gone into the armed forces Pat has carefully placed a United States flag and the owners name beside each hat F R Vetoes Rubber Agency Bill Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier bov Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Showers and thunderstorms Thursday after noon or early Thursday night not much change in tempera ture Scattered showers and thunderstorms and somewhat warmer east portion Thursday afternoon and Thursday night and extreme east portion Fri day forenoon Not much change in temperature in west por tion MINNESOTA Scattered thun clershowers southeast portion and intermittent light rain northeast portion Thursday aft ernoon and Thursday night ending Friday forenoon No decided change in temperature except somewhat cooler north west portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 80 Minimum Wed night 62 At 8 a m Thursday 70 Rain u YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 53 CREATES GROUP TO MAKE PROBE Baruch to Be Chairman of Committee to Look Into Synthetic Rubber WASHINGTON it would block progress of the war effort President Roosevelt vetoed Thursday legislation to create an independent agency to stimulate production of rubber from grain and simultaneously created a committee to look into the whole rubber problem Bernard M Baruch who was head of the war industries hoard in the last war will be chair man of the committee named to recommend the best program to produce the synthetic rubber necessary for the war effort and for essential civilian use Serving with Baruch are Dr James B Conant president of Harvard university and Dr Karl T Compton president of Massa chusetts institute of technology Mr Roosevelt said the bill he was by congress with the backing of the farm bloc hamper instead of aid the war effort The measure the president said in a message to the senate would break up an existing logical co ordination of centralized control in the war production board and override priorities established by AVPB foV materials necessary to make hundreds of products essen tial in war If If Noting that the board had al located a certain amount of rub ber to be made from both agri cultural products and petro leum Sir Roosevelt said that both types of plants now are being constructed and that oth ers are planned for construc tion at the greatest possible V The president said that to take the problem out of the hands of an experienced board with an over all knowledge of military and civ ilian needs would disrupt a uni fied and expeditious war produc tion program V If The production of rubber from grain even under the present program Mr Roose velt said would require almost 100000000 bushels Despite Rrcat grain reserves he added we must bear in mind a stead ily expanding demand for grain for the making of food for the armed senices of both the United States and the other united nations Discussing creation of the three man comrnitttee the president spoke of confusion over the rub ber situation saying In recent months there have been so many conflicting state ments of fact concerning all the elements of the rubber situation statements from responsible BERNARD M BARUCH Chairman government agencies as well from private I have set up a committee ot three men to investigate the whole situation get the to repod them to me as quickly as possible with their recommendations This committee will immedi ately proceed to study the present supply the estimated military and essential civilian needs and the various processes now being urged and they will recommend processes to be used not only in the light of need for rubber but also in the light of critical materi als required by these processes In a sense Ibis will require a review of the program now being followed by the war pro duction board It will form a basis for future action not only with respect to synthetic rub ber hut also such matters as nationwide jras rationing and motor transportation The chief executive emphasized that meanwhile the manufacture of synthetic rubber from oil and grain would continue without in terruption Mr Roosevelt said he was just as determined as anyone to get rubber and get it as quickly as possible but he added that it was necessary to weigh the need for factories to care for civilian lux uries against the needs of our fighting forces ADMITS SETTING CIRCUS ABLAZE Roustabout Was Fired Because He Didnt Work Fast Enough PITTSBURGH UR Count Detective Chief Charles Leith re ported Thursday that a Negrc circus roustabout discharged be cause he didnt work fas enough has confessed setting fire to the menagerie tent o Singling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus in Clcvclam Tuesday Lcith said Hie suspect identi fied as Lemardris ford of Pitts burgh implicated a second Pitts burgh Negro The fire caused the death o 39 animals from burns or gun shot and did damage estimate at more than 5200000 The de stroyed animals included cle phants giraffes camels lions am tigers Ford according to the detectiv chief was picked up by a Penn sylyania railroad detective whil riding a freight train night Police Ambulance on Way to Hospital Is Involved in Collision LOS ANGELES a po lice ambulance isnt safe Mr and Mrs Joe Kabat and their four children learned Injured in an automobile col lision the former Lincoln Nebr family was enroute to a hospital The ambulance and another ma chine collided The ambulance driver serious ly hurt called two other ambu lances Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your carrier boy Sale of DOGS Friday and Saturday A number of Mason City mci chants have gone through the stocks and picked out the dogs merchandise that hasnt sold Some are big oth ers are small White dogs black dogs smart looking dogs To know where to find the kind of dogs you like read the Dog Days advertise ments in the GlobeGazette Then be on hand Friday and Saturday for the sale of dogs WEDGES DRIVEN NTO CAUCASUS DEFENSE LINES Germans Claim Capture of Tikhoretsk Aim Pincers at Stalingrad By ROGER D GREENE Associated Ircss War Editor Germanys mechanized armies ast closing an oetupuslike stran glehold on the upper Caucasus re oorted the fall of Tikliorctsk nn he Caucasian railway 90 miles outh of Rostov Thursday and du a new pincers threat to he great Volga river steel center f Stalingrad Tikhorctsk is on the Stalingrad Vovorossisk railway terminating it the Black sea just below Kcrri trait Soviet advices said Russias carefully saved reserves were going into action against the terrific nazi offensive fightinc bitterly to stem the new threat to Stalingrad y Dispatches from Moscow said he red armies taking up new po rtions along a strong line cast of he Don river were driving back powerful German tank assaults 95 miles southeast of Stalingrad A second bigscale battle was u TJiogrcss in the Klctskayn sector 80 miles northwest of Stalingrad where the Russians said the uppo claw o a German phicer aimed a Stalingrad was slopped dead The danger in the Caucasus in creased however as the German drove new wedges into soviet line at a great sacrifice in lives front line dispatches said A bulletin from German field headquarters said nazi spear heads racing southward from Voroshilovsk had reached the main transCaucasian railway linking the Black and Caspian seas W V This apparently meant that ih invaders had seized the rai lin below Armavir key junction 01 the route somewhere in the vicin ity ot Ncvinnomysskaya whic lies due south of Voroshilovsk would represent an advance about miles into the Caucasus As the crisis mounted with th red armies hurled back in Iwi key sectors during bitter allnigh fighting Europes capitals ran with new talk of an allied seconi front in western Europe Every day brings nearer th time when the agreement signet between Britain and the US S Ii on the urgency of establishing second front in Europe will b put into effect the Moscow radi said In London Premier Piclcr S Gcrbrandy of the Netherlands covcrnmcnlinexFlc broadcast to his countrymen in nazinc runied Holland declaring that the tide of was turning Await with wise patience Ih moment when the call comes fro here not only to take a passive bu also an active part in the openin of a nevallied front he said Simultaneously a fresh flood naziinspircd propaganda cmpha sized the asserted strength of Get man defenses to combat a cross channel invasion attempt One dis patch told of mighty fortifica tions of concrete and iron cv tending deep inland from the En lish channel coast On the Russian front massiv battles raged throughout th night and at midday the sovie command acknowledged that Mar shal Semcon Timoshenkos armie had been forced to retreat in th Belaya Glina sector 100 mile southeast of Rostov and in a ne zone at Kotelnigovski 35 mile southwest of Stalingrad Masses of German tanks and infantry were reported surging toward Kotcmikovski in a drive menacing the southern ap proaches to StaHnjnaa From here the Germans also conic strike toward the Caspian sea port of Astrakhan at the mouth of the Volpa 240 miles across comparatively flat coun try INJURIES ARE FATAL TERRIL Nichol daughter of Mr and Mrs Albe Nichol died in an Esthervillc hos pilal of injuries suffered while play in a field where her lathe was plowing with a tractor Meeting Friday Is Prepared to Put Teeth in Demands on Britain BULLETIN BOMBAY India spread violence amonir Indias masses was predicted Thursday vhcn nationalist leaders meet here w i t h Mohandas K Dandhi abandoned virtually all lopes of a lastminute compro nisc avertins a nationwide c i v i I disobedience campaign isainst British rule By PIIESTON GIlOVEfl BOMBAY issue of idian independence approached a ew crisis Thursday as the All ulia congress committee as embled for a meeting Friday pre ared to put teeth in its demands y asking Mohandas K Gandhi lead the masses in a passive niggle for freedom Actually the proposal ready to lie put before the committee oiled down to this choice for India free now and win her 350000000 people as fiirhlinfr allies or withhold independence and face a mass struggle on nonviolent lines on the widest possible scale The working committee sent its noposal to the main body with n expression of hopelessness in ppealing again to Britain and iie united nations and all sources ere agreed that the program vir ually was certain to be ratified Britains stand was reiterated Vcdnesday night in London bj Sir Stafford Cripps who hcadec m unsuccessful mission to India osl spring Britain he declared n a newspaper statement in ended to preserve law and or der in India until after the wai hcn give the Indian people ai opportunity to attain selfgovern mcnt Britain lie said was ns de tcrmined as the Indians them selves to see the vast subconli lent selfgoverning but askee hem to be patient not becausi vc want to delay but because tin lard facts of war make a com plcte change impossible at the r a n d 11 Tawaharlal Nehru former president of the congress parly took the slump himself Wednesday night to explain the quit India resolution but to denounce acain the British gov ernments disclosure of material seized in a police raid mi con crcss headquarters at Allaha bad His audience of scalci on a grass park In the cotton mi section ot Bombay applaudc when he said he wanted th peoples moral support for th united nations He stressed again however that the first ste should be for Britain to with draw He added this did not men that allied armies should leav India The new draft of the workin committee proposal to be vote upon by the main committee re newed the appeal to Britain nil the united nations to heed India1 cull to that she can assure SUL to the united nations b throwing Ml her great resource into the struggle for freedom But the draft resolution added the committee feels that it is no longer justified in holdinc the nation back from endeavoring to assert its will The committee resolves there fore to sanction for the vind cation of the inalienable right o freedom and independence th starting of a mass struggle o nonviolent lines on the wi possible scale Such a struggle must inevit ably be under the leadership of Gandhi and the committee re quests him to take the lead and guide the nation in the steps to be taken This is the policy en which Gandhi has insisted The con gress party generally recognized as the political instrument of In dias 240000000 Hindus is esti mated 10 have a membership of 1300000 Whether it speaks for a majority of them or not most are devoted followers of Gandhi SCONVICTEDOF GIVING AID TO GERMAN FLYER Judge States Sentence Should Be Powerful Deterrent to Traitors DETROIT Max Slephan irst person in 148 years to be onvictcd of treason in the United tntcs was sentenced in federal ourt Thursday to be hanged U S District Judge Arthur 1 Tuttle directed that Stcphan Germanborn American citizen be hanged on Nov 13 1912 within ttie walls of tire federal detention prison at Milan Itlicli Stcphan was convicted in fcd ral court here of aiding the light of i nazi flyer escaped irom Canadian concentration camp The life of this traitor Max tcpliiin is less valuable than the ives of our loyal sons which arc icing given in the cause of the United States said Judge Tuttle n pronouncing sentence We have been too soft to the extent of being mushy There are oo many in the sob squad and too ow in the fighting squad This is 10 ordinary way We talk of sol liers and we think of death not in igures of thousands but in figures of millions If the lives of many of our boys are to be taken to help such a cause this court should not tesitate to take the life of one traitor it it in turn will help that amc just cause Judge Tuttle said before he pronounced the sentence that he asked himself will the sentence of death be n greater deterrent than any other to fifth columnists who also want la adhere to Ger many The court sees onlyone1 An swer the judge said It is the affirmative Disloyal citizens know even better han the court docs that a prison sentence to life is eligible to pardon after 15 years and also that after the war such prisoners usually arc paroled or their sentences com muted Judge Tuttle said it was now impossible to impose a sentence that would teach Max Stcphan a lesson so he wont do it again He said there was nothing more that Stcphan could have done in the way of helping Hans Peter Krug the escaped pilot get back to Germany Thu courtroom was packed ns the first man convicted nC treason since the famous whisky rebellion1 was brought before the federal judge for sentence V Stcphan wearing he wrin kled gray suit in which he had sat through his trial four weeks ago gave no evidence of emo tion when he heard his fate pronounced When he was summoned before the bench he rose quickly and came forward Asked whether he had anything to say the convict ed traitor in guttural tones as serted All have to say is that I am not guilty of treason That is all1 When the judge read off the sentence that gives Slephan only a little more than three months to live a hush descended on the courtroom There was no dem onstration f The 49 year old Detroit rcstau ranteur who boasted that his love for the fatherland was stronger than thai for his adopted country was found guilty July 2 by a fed eral court jury of aiding a nazi air force prisoner of war who fled from a Canadian concentration camp Slcplian was taken into cus tody April 21 by federal bureau of investigation agents after 21 year old Obcrleutnant Krug passed through Detroit in an attempt to reach Mexico after his escape All Plywood Gliders Prove Successful LOS ANGELES ful test flights of the nations first allplywood plastic gliders were announced Thursday by Bowlus Sailplanes Inc Military value of the glider is heightened Designer William Hawley Bowlus said by its being entirely nonmagnetic making it almost impossible to dc tcct by enemy listening devices United States forces lie first charged with un lawfully harboring an alien a misdcameanor but at the direc tion of Attorney General Francis Biddlc he subsequently was in dicted for treason which accused him of 13 overt acts which gave aid and comfort to an enemy in time of war Krug who vas recaptured in San Antonio Tex by FBI agents was the governments most im portant witness IS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER WASHINGTON ti Senator Clyde L Herring said Thursday his son Capt Clyde Edsel Hei ring has been named a regimental intelligence officer with the licland   

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