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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME L P 0 e P A R T E fU C f u I 5 T 0 4 Y fv C A S C H I E rj 0 E S M C I f f 3 i 4 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL lFUKvn WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 21 1942 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTJOK ONE NO 269 LANDED ON GILBERTS Ban Use of Gas Tank Cars in Midwest ICKES ACTS TO HELP SUPPLIES TO EAST COAST Iowa and Minnesota Included in States Listed in Orders WASHINGTON Petrole um CoOrdinator Harold Ickes Fri day prohibited railroad delivery of automobile gasoline in 20 states in the middle west and southwest in R move to release an estimated 5000 to 7000 tank tars for sup plying the east The states brought under the ban were Texas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Oklaho ma Arkansas Tennessee Ken tucky Missouri Kansas Ne braska Iowa Illinois Indiana Ohio Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota North Dakota and South Dakota Deputy Co6ruinator Ralph K Davies said it remains to be seen whether rationing of petro leum would be made necessary in those states as a result of the or der He added that the diversion of additional tank cars would not aid the easts gasoline rationed motorists since the railroad cars would be used almost exclusively to build up fuel oil stocks in the cast New England against the corning of winter A spokesman from the coordi nators office said the diverted Will Have But Little Effect in North Iowa A ban on movement of petro eum products by railroad tank car would have but little effect on North Iowa users a survey of distributors indicated Friday A large proportion of the petro eum products already has been moving into Mason City for sev eral months by tank truck from pipeline terminals it was stated An exception is fuel oil dis tillates It was pointed out but there is 110 reason why these cannot be moved by pipeline if necessary Since the fuel oil con sumption is increasing for de fenseplants which are going into production it is only rea sonable to expect that a larger percentage of the distillate will be moved by pipeline and truck one distributor staled Most of the petroleum products come to North Iowa by truck from the pipeline terminals at Des Moines the survey showed al though the Standard Oil company tank cars would add mately 00000 barrels approxi to the more than 1000000 barrels daily movement of all types of petro leum into the a east has terminals also Bluffs Bettendorf at Council and Sioux Sioux City Movement lie said that the easts present needs including allowances of fuel oil for storage with an eye winter requirements is in excess of 1100000 barrels of petroleum of all types and that the needs for the first three months of next year would be boosted to approximately 1600000 barrels daily Besides the additional tank cars a pipeline under construction is expected to provide a net gain of 150000 barrels daily to narrow the excess of eastern re quirements over shipments the spokesman said Davies explained that the di version of tank cars was orderec because the railroads and oil com panies had increased their effi ciency in handling tank car move ments to a point where they now would be able to use the addition al cars in the Atlantic coast serv ice He said that the number of tank cars assigned to the east coast run had risen from approxi mately 1000 to approximately 70000 in the 20 months since January 1D41 Formerly most of the oil deliveries to the cast were made by seagoing tankers but the submarine menace has virtually eliminated deliveries by sea Davies said the assignment of the newly released tank cars to the cast coast service would bring the total so used to more than 75000 or almost 70 per cent of all the cars in petroleum service in tiie United States If the railroads and oil com panies arc unable to utilize that number of car Davies said the surplus can always be returned but the railroads and oil com panies feel confident that they can handle them In addition to stopping gasoline movement by rail in the 20 states the order provided that subject to review by the petroleum co ordinators office all suppliers and distributors affected by with drawal of tlie additional tank cars shall make such joint purchases sales loans or exchanges of pro ducts together with appropriate arrangements for joint use of ter minals transportation and distri bution facilities as may be re quired to attain maximum effi cient use of all facilities Rationing Likely for Minnesota ST PAUL Minn line rationing became likely in Minnesota Friday as Petroleum Director Harold Ickes prohibited railroad delivery of automobile gasoline in Minnesota and other midwestern states Gasoline rationing will defi nitely come to this state E B Haedecke acting director of the state petroleum division an nounced after learning of Ickes1 order Haedecke said that last year 5655 per cent of the gasoline line tails S Dak the Champlin Re fimng company has its terminal at Rock Rapids and the Socony Vacuum Oil company has term Moines Omaha and of petroleum pro ducts in Iowa by rail lias been decreasing steadily for severa months as tank ears were shiftec to the east said Henry L Worm houdt distributor for Socony Vacuum The entire stoppag therefore would not be noticed a much as it wouldhave been fou months ago Some petroleum products could move into Iowa by truck from the Mississippi river barge lines pointed out R D Carnes Shel Oil company distributor He said there were barge terminals a Wmona and St Paul Minn In recent months however the barges have been shifted in grea numbers to the Ohio river he ad mitted Fuel oil has been moving into Mason City entirely by truck for three weeks as far as the Cities Service Oil company is concerned according to its agent Roy II Lock He said all his supplies came by pipeline to DCS Sloines W A Bender local agent fo Champlin said he had been get ting ordinary gasoline from th pipeline terminal at Rock Rapid but that all his fuel oil high tes and ethyl gasolines had been corr ear directly froi Iowa Has Trucks and Pipelines DAVENPORT JP Diversion of tank cars from Iowa and 1 other midwestern states to th eastern seaboard will create problem for Iowa users of th petroleum products but not a grave a one as might at first b supposed George C Lloyd sec rotary of the Iowa petroleum in dustries commission said in Dav enport Friday He was in the citv on a tine business trip he said We will because of barge facilities in getting petro Ictim products into termini points in the state he explainer The industry has been usin trucks more than ever before and for several months has no been shipping gas or oil to point within 100 miles of terminal fa cilitics except by trurk The points most difficult t serve will be those more than 1C miles from a terminal wher trucking facilities must be tended Incidentally there ar 642 communities in the stat without rail transportation an these of course will continue t be supplied by truck ing by tank Oklahoma have our no difficult pipeline an shipped into Minnesota came b lank car Before the gasoline reache consumers throughtout the stai 8889 per cent of the total supp had to be shipped in railroa tank cars Haedecke said He predicted that rationin would become effective in Minne sola as soon as the details coul be worked out Within an hour after the an nouncement was made motoris began a run on gasoline station seeking to fill their tanks befor supplies were exhausted Haed ecke said many filling station had called the petroleum divisio office to report the rush for gaso Tells of Dieppe Raid A wounded British commando returned to England from the raid on Dieppe on the coast of occupied France talks over his experiences with a comrade As sociated Press photo by cable from London AIR CONTROL IS FIRST DIVIDEND OF HEAVY RAID No Nazi Planes Sighted in French Coast Sweep Air Attack on Amiens By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS clipped wings of lie German air force in western Lurone ranked Friday as the first ig dividend of Dieppe Allied mastery of the air now s complete beyond challenge not illy over Britain and the channel ut even deep into enemy tcrri ory itself This was proved by flic ex raordinary show of allied air powfr Thursday with virtually no opposition and apparently without the loss of a single plane over Germanheld soil In broad daylight 500 fighters wept across the French where never before had more than 300 planes made such a raid it one a force of the Jnitecl States big fourengined Flying Fortresses rained explo sives on the Amiens railway yards without even sighting a nazi fight lifted from F R Says Willkie Going to Russia Far East to Tell Truth About American Unity 1940 GOP Banner Carrier to Be Special Roosevelt Delegate Sturdy commandos grin and signal thumbs up as they ride away in a truck from the British port to which they returned after the raid on the Germanheld French coast at Dieppe Photo by cable from London er over the target The smoke has Back in Britain after the big commando raid on Dieppe Germanoccupied France this stern commando leads a blindfolded German prisoner London Photo by cable from ruined Dieppe The natural surge of enthusiasm over the masterful assault on the most strongly guarded point of nazi coast has given way to sober reasoning But even in the cold light of fact and figure Britons regard ed Wednesday as a day of allied triumph from every a victory on field itself as a help to soviet Russia as a step forward in the wliole master plan of the united nations V A communique summarizing the raid called it a successful dem onstration of coordination of all three sea and air Although the official announce ment labeled the attack merely a reconnaissance in force it said the raid had a vital part in al lied policy Here was its profit and loss account GAINS Ninetyone German planes def initely destroyed with about twice that number probably de stroyed or damaged Two gun batteries destroyed A radio location station de stroyed Two small vessels sunk Heavy casualties inflicted on the Germans Prisoners captured LOSSES Ninetyeight allied planes lost The destroyer Berkeley 904 tons sunk Fairly large number of land ing craft destroyed The loss of some tanks which the attackers were ordered to blow up Heavy casualties although there slill was invaders of losses The communique called it simply a large military force The outcome surpassed the ob jectives set forth in the announce ment The testing by an offensive ori a larger scale than previously of defenses of what is known to be a heavily defended section of the coast destruction of German batteries of a radio location sta tion Destruction of German military personnel and equipment and the taking of prisoners W The air triumph generally re ffarded as the biRgesl of all he successes was the outcome of an unplanned battle Thus in an RAFmade crisis British ob servers said the Germans lost more than onethird of their operational aircraft in the west in one day and now must divert bombers and fighters from the Russian front V Evidence that the nazis were hit a staggering blow to their bomber strength as well as their fighter forces was the feeble counter punch over Britain the last two nights The only appearance of hostile planes Thursday night was over the south coast the British said and only a few attacked briefly causing but slight damage One was reported shot down An informed British air observer said the Germans air command was caught napping Wednesday and had to meet hundreds of RAF fighters at first with SO Messcr fchmitts which were swept away like flics WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Friday that Wen dell L Willkie who opposed him for the presidency on the re publican ticket in 1U40 was going to the near east and Russia to toll those countries the truth about the American war effort and the unity behind it The president told a press con ference that in addition to Rus sia Willkies itinerary would in clude Egypt Arabia Palestine Syria Turkey Iraq and Iran The best thine to call him Mr Roosevelt said is a special representative of the president since he will carry letters not only to various Americans but also to officials of other coun tries including Premier Stalin of Russia In each country the president said in replying to a question as to Willkies specific mission his principal task will be to tell them the truth reporting as the leader of the minority party in this country As this leader he said Willkies words would carry very great weight Mr Roosevelt said that the re publican chieftain had been askec to carry to these nations a com parison of what would happen to them if the axis won and if the united nations won These countries should begit to think about this the prcsiden either the prospect o commented because are going to face a being reduced to puppet state controlled by Gcrnvany and Halj or they are going to tbei ocal Youth Is Victim at Lake VERLAN SHARP VERLYN SHARP RITES SATURDAY Mason Cityan Was Swimming With Brothe at Methodist Camp Funeral services for Vevly Sharp li son of Mr and Mr George Sharp lOlii Quincy avcnu northwest will Deheld at the Firs Methodist church at 2 oclock Sat chance for autonomy and Tor dcI urday afternoon with the 10 official figure on the numbers or their ratio volopment under democratic prin ciples such as those proclaimed In the Atlantic charter The president and Willkie con ferred about the trip at length Thursday and Mr Roosevelt said one thing had been emphasized He named this as the fact that a great many people over tbe world get from American news dispatches the idea that our production is being hurt to a very large extent by strikes There will be a threatened strike in one small plant that will last 24 hours or a 24hour shutdown by management in an other small plant and these inci dents are so handled by news agencies Mr Roosevelt said as o make other countries think they are the rule instead of the ex ception He said British leaders had sained the same impression but that he had told them the total production affected was in finitely small and they were much surprised Because of what he termed a disproportioned exposition of the news he said false impressions were spread not only in Britain but also in the near east and were seized on by our enemies Reports that ten men walk out are front page stuff for these enemies Mr Roosevelt declared So he continued he bad asked Willkie to tell the truth on the other side of the Atlantic Reporters reminded him that there were sometimes statements by competent authorities members of congress for example that production was falling off and that this constituted legitimate news at times Yes the chief executive agreed with a note of skepticism in his voice but he said it depended largely on what paper the re porter works for Marvin B Kober pastor of th church in charge The boy drowned aboul oclock Thursday afternoon whi swimming near the Mcthodit camp at Clear Lake Sharp was swimming to the div ing board towing his brother Ken neth 9 when he went down ac cording to Eleanor Lcaman 1 Mason City who was on a barn float about GO feet from the ac cident She swam to the boj when she saw them in troubli took Kenneth to the diving boan where she pulled him up Kcr nctli is unable to swim by himscl The accident occurred about I feet from the diving board whic is approximately 70 feet from tl end of the dock The water is be twecn 7 and 8 feet deep at th point It was believed the old boy was stricken with cramps Iirst to reach was Ca Hauser Charles City followed b W Baker DCS Moines and B Davis superintendent of th Methodist camp F S Witzieg man Iowa City brought a boa Sharp was under the watc about 15 mnutes according those who pulled him from tl water Resuscitation efforts we started at once and continued ui til oclock when he was pro nounced dead by Coroner R Smiley Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued warm Friday and Friday night with highest temperature about 93 Cooler Saturday forenoon IOWA Cooler extreme northwest portion Friday afternoon and remainder of state Friday af ternoon and central Friday night and Saturday forenoon fresh to moderately strong winds Friday afternoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thunderstorms west portion Friday afternoon and east and south portions Friday night and Saturday forenoon Moderately strong winds diminishing Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 90 Minimum Thursday night 70 At 8 a m Friday 74 YKAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum S2 AY AMERICANS ARE REPULSED ON MAKIN ISLE Nippon Report of Assault Not Confirmed From Other Sources By ItOGEK D GREENE Associated Press War Editor The Japanese enemy reported riday a landing attack by United itates forces on Makin island in he Gilberts miles from Jawaii and the wording of the ommuniquc aroused speculation hat the action had been a task orcc raid in strength V Imperial Japanese licarquar ters said the landing was madn by about 200 troops four days ago and hat they were com pletely repelled by the Japa nese uarrison This however was the usual Japanese formula for beating the opponent to an nouncement of a Japanese re verse Meanwhile a British radio re port said American Flying Fort had made a large scale al ack on Japanese warships off the Solomon islands However this re port had received no elaboration after several hours and it ap peared likely it was merely a re statement of General MacArthurs communique of Thursday an nouncing such an attack on enemy naval units off Faisi at the north ern top of the Solomons Seized by the Japanese at the outset of the war the former British owned Gilbert islands lie on the equator just below pow erful enemy bases in the Marshall islands and 1100 miles northeast of the Solomon islands Such a raid presumably would be little more than a commando thrust to test out the enemys de fenses f The Japanese report uncon firmed elsewhere said the land ing party consisted of about 200 troops Several war vessels carrying the landing party approached the island at dawn it was reported by the Nipponese The American forces using rub ber boats to come ashore effected a landing The Japanese garrison counterattacked and the enemy troops fled leaving behind a number of their rubber boats it was said REIOKT1 AIS MASSING FOK COUNTERBLOW In the day old battle of the Solomons Gen Douglas MacAr thurs air scouts searched the vast islandclotted South seas in quest of Japanese naval activity amid reports that the enemy was mass ing new strength for a counter blow against U S marines in the lulagi area A navy communique announc ed Thursday night that the ma rines now were engaged in mop up remnants of Japanese garrison troops on islands re cently captured at the eastern cm of the DOOmilc long archi pelago The family had gone to the lake for the afternoon to go swimming Eleanor Lcaman who rescued the younger brother had just started to take life saving at th Girl Scout camp this summer She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ira Leaman 1004 Monroe av enue northwest Vcrlyn Sharp was born June 12 1924 in Mason City lie was a member of the Methodist church was graduated from the Mason City high school with the class of 1E42 and was a former Globe Gazette carrier boy V Surviving are his parents one brother Kenneth and a sister Evelyn The grandparents Mr and Mrs Frank Sharp and Mr and Mrs A A Briggp of Mason City also survive The body will lie in state at the Major funeral home until oclock Saturday noon when it will be taken to the church for services Burial will be at Me morial Park cemetery Santas Wheat CIMAURON Kons Claus wheat they call it in this western Kansas community Lacking storage space Leigh Warner leased a fivesection rail road workers apartment building boarded up the doors and win dows and poured the wheat down the chimneys The stroyer y said a Japanese dc eruisci had been set ser a een set afire by allied aircraft and de clared that bombardments by enemy planes destroyers and sub marines had inflicted only minor damage on allied shore positions tnemy destroyers could hide easily m the maze of islands es pmg detection by day and make Un attacks thc INDICATE STRATEGIC HASES HELD BY U s r The navys announcement that several isands had been recently captured indicated that the ma incs cutting through the moun tainous jungles had virtually com siss Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlohcGazcllc carrier boy of the eastern Solomons Informed quarters in Auck aml said the Japanese were Husily reorganizing their iiavai and atr forces in the northern ftolomons apparently for a re newed attempt to drive out the American seaborne invaders in the southeast v These quaitcrs said Japanese troops in the Tulagi region were fighting a bitter delaying action in the hope of receiving reinforce rnents and declared the outcomt still hangs m the balance ALUKD BOMBERS ASSAULT TIMOU Striking 3t Japanese supply bases far to the west allied bomb ers again attacked enemy forces   

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