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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COWP DEPARTWENT OF HISTORY AND A H C H l V vJ C E S V 0 I H E i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XEVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 8 1942 Glows Above Symbol of Freedom PAY EXTREME PENALTY FOR PLANNING SABOTAGE Other Governors Day News on Page 7 Miss Shirley Holnien as the Statue of Liberty lighted up successively with red white and blue flood lights was one of the attractions at the Venetian Night parade at Clear Lake Friday evening Everything else on the boat one of a number of entries in the parade was blacked out The Venetian parade was to be repeated Saturday night as part of the program for Iowa officials who as sembled Saturday for the Governors day for boat races and a dinner at the North Shore Countryclub at 7 oclock Saturday evening The Iowa wing of the civil air patrol arriving at the Mason City airport will attend breakfast at the North Shore Country club Sunday at oclock the Mississippi Valley Power Boat association will stage its regatta following the coro nation of the regatta queen at 1 oclock Photo by Frank Free Jr Jap Installations Attacked on Solomons and Aleutians Naval Air and Surface Forces Join in Heavy Assaults on Nipponese WASHINGTON at tacks by United States naval forces on Japanese installations in the Solomon islands in the south west Pacific and in the Aleutian islands off Alaska were an nounced Saturday by the navy Air and surface forces joined in the assault on the enemy in the southeastern part of the Solomon islands The navy em phasized that the attack in force11 and that the battle was continuing Referring to the Aleutians where the Japanese have landed on three islands the navy said its forces bombarded enemy ships and shore establishments at Kiska In this engagement also sur face units played a rmtjor part Besides Kisko the Japanese are on Attu and Agatlu islands The navys communique num berIOI fallows North and south Pacific areas I U S naval and other forces have attacked enemy installations in the southeast part of the Solo mon islands in force and the at tacks are continuing 2 Simultaneously U S naval forces bombarded enemy ships and shore establishments at Kiska 3 No additional information is available at the present The Solomon islands are located between the New Hebrides and the Bismarck archipelago extend ing over an area 600 miles long in a northwest and southeast direc tion and up to 100 miles wide Just what islands in the group were attacked a navy official said was not known in Washington The Solomons last were men tioned in the South Pacific cam paign on June 12 when the navj told the story of the battle of the Coral sea At that time it was re ported that army reconnaissance ptanes had sighted the enemy wit transports and supporting force preparing to advance into the Sol omon and Louisade islands it April The following month the ad vances actually were made and bases for land planes in Ihe Sol omon and Louisade group were seized by the Japanese From thos bases enemy shorebased aircraf operated prior to the Coral sea engagement If It Rains In the event the Junior Ameri can Legion baseball doubleheadc should be postponed Saturday night because of weather condi tions two games will be playec Sunday afternoon wilh the firs tilt Scheduled for I oclock a Roosevelt stadium At 2 ocloc Saturday afternoon it was stil planned to play the Saturday bill Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your GlobcGazelt carrier boy THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 258 HAKB HAUPT EXECUTE 6 SABOTEURS GERMAN FORCE SMASHES NEAR OIL IN MAIKOP Nazis Imply Russians Trying to Escape Trap on Black Sea Coast By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitlers drive lor the black gold of the Caucasus neared its livst major goal Saturday as the Germans the ap proaches of the Maikop oil fields 170 miles south of Rostov while in the north the invaders edged closer to the great steel city Stalingrad The situation is very tense soviet dispatches said referring to the Caucasus For the first time the Rus sians acknowledged that the Germans had lunged far down the west side of the Caucasus land bridge to the middle east after a major break through red army defenses Dispatches to Red Star the Rus sian army newspaper said Mar shal Semeon Timoshenkos ar mies had made a heroic but unsuc cessful attempt to stem the nazi onslaught in the loop of the Ku ban river abpvc Maikop in the Armavir sector 160 miles south of Rostov and east of Krasnador German field headquarters as serted that nazi troops had cap tured Kurgannaya only 30 miles from Maikop and the important rail junction of Armavir GO miles northwest of Maikop The nazi high command said German columns also had broken through Russian tank and trench positions 20 miles north of Kras nador 50 miles northeast of Mai kop and declared Relentless pursuit of the ene my continues German planes striking ahead of the land forces were reported to have attacked soviet columns on the march transport and embarka tions on the Black sea coast The German communique did not ex plain the soviet embarkations but the implication seemed to be that the Russians were attempting to withdraw from a trap Nazi headquarters said German troops launched a fresh assault above Kalach 50 miles northwest of Stalingrad in the battle of the Don river bend The gravest danger centered on the ulaikop oil field which pro duces seven per cent of Russias oil With the invaders so near so viet demolition engineers pre sumably were ready to blow up the big field DNB the official German news agency said nazi troops had cap tured Kurgannaya 30 miles east of Maikop The town is midway be tween Armavir and Maikop Masses of German tanks were reported thundering into action across the sunparched steppes while clouds of divebombers hammered the soviet defenders British military sources said the Germans were throwing two Pan zer armies and two infantry arm ies of 10 divisions each into the drive The two armored armies to tal between 10 and 15 divisions wilh about 4000 tanks while the infantry armies totaled approxi mately 300000 troops There is liltlc doubt that lie bulk of the German armored force in Russia is concentrated on this Caucasus front mili tary experts said Arrest 33 Enemy Aliens in New York NEW YORK arrest of 33 enemy aliens one a photo engraver who possessed naviga tion maps of New York harbor Did Long Island Sound waters was announced Saturday by the federal bureau of investigation Other contraband seized in cludedtwo telescopes owned by a 23 year old German who the FBI said took frequent bicycle trips up the Hudson river P E Foxworth assistant FBI director said another German was a radio instructor for the na tional youth administration in New York a job he held at the time of his arrest Friday He came to this country in 1926 but never became a citizen Those arrested and sent to Ellis Island for interment hearings were 25 Germans six Italians one J apanese and one Hungarian Toy Manufacturers Authorized to Use Pigments for Paint WASHINGTON JP Little Johnnys Christmas toys will be as brightly colored as ever next Christmas the war notwithstand ing The war production board made this possible Saturday by author izing toy manufacturers to use pigments oils and other materials required for paints and varnishes Use of these materials had been prohibited but the board ex plained that supplies of pigments now are ample and that the re striction is no longer necessary Instead of metal toys this year are being made from wood card board and other less critical ma terials Allied Airmen Drop 15 Tons of Bombs on Japs at Rabaul Boy Driving Tractor Is Killed by Train THOR Hobbel 15 son of Mr and Mrs Andrew H Hobbet of Thor was killed in stantly when the tractor he was operating and a west bound North Western passenger train collided at a crossing a mile cast of here Saturday The boy was mangled in the crash as he was haul ing a manure spreader behind the tractor from one farm to another Weather Report FORECAST IOWA No decided change in tem perature Saturday afternoon through Sunday forenoon scat tered thundershowers in extreme northeast portion Saturday aft ernoon and early Saturday night MASON much change in temperature Saturday after noon Saturday night and Sun day forenoon scattered showers and thunderstorms late Satur day afternoon and early Satur day night MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Saturday after noon through Sunday forenoon Scattered thundershowers ex treme southeast and extreme east central portions Saturday afternoon and early Saturday night fN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 82 Minimum Friday night 59 At 8 a m Saturday 67 YEAR AGO Maximum g Minimum 66 2 Nazis Sentenced GEORGE JOHN DASCil ERNEST P BURGER Destruction Also Is Churned Up in Air Assault on Lae GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia their mightiest blow yet at Japanese held Rabaul al lied airmen unloaded 15 tons of bombs on that New Britain inva sion base Friday and churned up destruction at Lae New Guinea saull by hcivy bombers in day light was aimed nt Vunakaiiau airdrome the main enemy air base in New Britain An allied com munique said every one of the bombs hit the target area with 2000pound bombs demolition Seven of 200 challenging Japa nese zero fighters were reported shot down over Rabaul at a cost of only one allied plane although other raiders were damaged and there were some casualties This daring and destructive as Medium bombers carried out the attack on Lac also by day light and the communiques refer ence to the use of 2000poimd bombs was the first disclosure that such potent explosives were being dropped on the Japanese Direct hits were reported on the Lae airdrome The daylight raid there was coupled with extended harassing raids at night against enemy positions Buy IVar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy 2 Get Prison Terms for Aiding U S in Case Against Others WASHINGTON white house announced Sat urday that six of eight nazi saboteurs had been executed Saturday the first going to death by the electric chair at noon The two saboteurs sparedwere Ernest I Burger who was given a life prison sentence at hard labor and George John Dasch sentenced to 30 years at hard labor These a white house statement said had prison terms granted them rather than death sentences because of their assistance to the government of the United States in the apprehension and of the others guilty and that they be given the LIIUL iLitrv UCyiVUIl 1 The six who paid the death death sentence by electrocution penalty for coming to the United States in nazi Uboats to burn and blast vital war installations were electrocuted in the District of Columbia jail The executions were carried out a mniidi to the day Lifter a military commission began trying them on espionage and sabotage charges The eight men came equipped with explosives and materials for incendiarism four landing in Florida and four on Long Island The text of the white house an nouncement The president completed his review of the findings and sen tences of the military commission appointed by him on July 2 1042 which tried the eight nazi sabo teurs The president approved the judgment of the military commis sion that all of the prisoners were Talking It Over in State Meet All concerned seem happy as they talk it over in the Hubbard dugout in the state Junior American Legion baseball tournament at Roosevelt stadium Friday evening Left to right arc Roy Riser local American Legion post commander Bill Tvier tournament chairman Walter Hauscr of Whittcn coach of the Hubbard team M B Landon Hub bard manager amiI Harold Red state commander of the American Legion Hubbard defeated Hartley 64 in the first game Friday evening Lock photo Kavcnav cngravmjr n However here was a unani mous recommendation by the commission concurred in by the attorney general and the judge attorney general of the army that the sentence of wo the prisoners lie commuted to lifn imprisonment because of their assistance In the government of Hie United States in the appre hension and conviction of the others The commutation directed by the president in the case of Burg er was to confinement nt hard la bor for life In the case of Dasch the sentence wos commuted by the president to confinement at hard labor for 30 years The electrocution began at noon Saturday Six of the prisoners were electrocuted The other two con fined to prison The record in all eight cases will he sealed until the end of Ihe war1 The six who were electrocuted were Kdward John Kerling Her bert Hans Haupl Rithard Quirin Werner Thiel Herman Otto Ncu bauer and Henry Harm Hciilck Tiic announrcmcnt of the exe cutions was hnnderl reporters by Stephen Early presidential sec retary Several miles away reporters outside the district jail watched ambulances drive into the prison yard at p m E W T No official woril was given there that the six nazis had been elec trocuted however Tlic District of Columbia coron er Dr Magruder MacDonald had cometo the prison shortly before noon and army chaplnins and three medical officers also were on hand From II a m on virtu ally all lights in the prison had been extinguished elderly greyhaired woman stood for hours ouUide the prison and wiio said she had one son in the navy and another in the army upon learning thai six of the saboteurs had died remarked Im glad I dont sec why they waited 18 days though Of course tills is Ihn United States but they would not have waited at all over there Dr MacDonald hustled from Ihe jail with a military escort He declined to say where or hov the bodies would be disposed of responding to all questions with the words Nothing at all boys nothing at all Across the street nlop the roof of a new armory n group of young women huddled beneath umbrel la had n birds eye view of the brick wall enclosed jail yard into which Ihe army ambulances rode In collect the bodies Talking lo reporters a guard