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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C J V P e P A r U E A NO ARCHIVES MO IKES JA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NQRTH 1OWANS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS Mess in the Grand Ballroom GDYNIA NAZISADVANCE IS BLOCKED FOR PAST 24 HOURS i Russians Think German j God Is to Turn City i Into Mass of Rubble MOSCOW dis patches asserted Friday that the nazi advance on Stalingrad has been blocked for 24 hours and that the German air force has j launched a terrific bombardment of the key Volga city apparently designed to level thc entire town Stiff Russia opposition was said to have ground the nazi armored columns to a halt on i all the approaches to Stalingrad I and one panzer spearhead was reported cut off and undergoing I systematic wiping out by red army forces j However front dispatches said i the German luftwaffe apparently j has blocked Stalingrad off into i sections and has launched a bom bardment in which tons of high explosives are being dropped in one area after another o The nazi objective the Russians presorted apparently js to turn the Mire city of nearly 400000 per under into a mass of rubble mentsie first attack reports said reserydirected toward the heart ol drivetngrad where modern office marinlings and dwellings along smelteuned boulevards and squares know tlted under the rain of fast befd gram con In the Tafr fighters intercepted ments it ices of nazi dive bomb promise ofe approaches to Stalin the develoiid almost continuous arranged iale dog fights were in proiiiess withmany nazi planes shot down However the mass j of luftwaffe machines was so Breat that they broke through from several directions and reached the central part of Stal ingrad where they inflicted I heavy damage I Every able bodied man who t could be spared from Stalingrads i factories was mobilized into vol untcer detachments which marched out of the city through the heavy smoke pall enroute to the fortifications west of Stalin grad Fighting of the most desperate character was under way on the Stalingrad defense lines but mili tary reports said that no nazi gams had been registered for 24 hours A soviet counterattack north nor west of Stalingrad cut off a strong Stevens lote tlme to a nazi force that had broken through to the east bank the Don and it was reported to be under systematic destruction The Russians seized the initia when it seemed their backs were to the Now the most dangerous German spearhead threatening Stalingrad and the Volga river line one that was only 30 or 35 miles away faced quick destruction The counter attack cut Ger man communications and drove the enemy from tlircc villages Front line dispatches said the Kussians were now tightening a ring of steel about the remaininK German or more tanks and several large infantry units Dive bombers continuously ham mered tiie trapped Germans So viet tanks and infantry were breaking them up into smaller units which were being exter minated one by one The Germans were desperately trying to relieve their troops by rushing reinforcements from the soutn and dropping fuel and am munition from transport planes the Chinese Take Chuhsien and Airfield Recapture of Base Is Rated Greatest Success Scored in Comeback The trap was closed ivjitt mj HIS by a numerically inferior force under the command of Offi cer Gorelik Previously lie bad stopped the enemy at the ap preaches of most important mili tary objectives In a battle lasting several hours the Russians destroyed 60 Ger man tanks At the same time nits attacking from thc south wedged into the lines of the Ger mans and cut them off from theij main forces Thc irood news from the SUhnjrrad front in days indicat inf that the red army had the initiative in at least one point was supplemented by the soviet noon communiques indication that Ihe Russian central front was beinff rapidly widened Thc Russians were driving the Ger mans back through lhe streets of north Rzhev key point to the Kzhey GzhatskVyazma salient facing Moscow Hinting of a broadening offen sive the communique said On another sector soviet troops developing an offensive around seven inhabited places destroyed 13 tanks and 10 antitank guns German broadcasts reported soviet attacks around Kaluga 80 miles below Vyazma which might indicate that the Russians had more than doufalecl thc length of their advancing front The communique reported heavy fighting in the north south of Krasnodar where the Oermans had driven close to thc soviet Black sea base of Novoros sisk and in the area of Prokhlad nenski 85 miles northwest of the Grozny oil fields Fierce battles are in progress at a point near the junction of mountain roads the noon com munique said All enemy attacks in this area were repelled with heavy losses to the enemy Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy on Stalingrad Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change m temperature Friday after noon Friday night and Satur day forenoon Scattered showers Friday night and Saturday fore noon IOWA Widely scattered light showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and early Fri day night somewhat warmer northeast portion Saturday aft ernoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thunderstorms late Friday afternoon and Friday night somewhat warmer west portion Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday OQ Minimum Thursday night 60 At 8 a m Friday 69 Rain Trare YEAR Maximum 72 Minimum AO CHUNGKING Chi nese have reentered Chuhsien western Chekiang province and have reoccupicd the great air field just outside the city most important of the cast Chinabases from which Japan could be bombed Chinese dispatches fron the front declared Friday Chinese columns made thcii way into the city at 4 oclock Fri day morning the dispatches said and the air field was in their possession shortly thereafter A little earlier the Chinese high command had reported the Japanese attempting to put the field out of commission by sys tematic destruction preparatory to their retreat from this stra tegic base which they had held since late May The high command communi que also reported that Lishui site of the second most important i Japan base in east China hart been entered by chim forces which were engaged fierce fighting within the city of tiie Chuhsipn base was rated here the greatest success scored thus far bv the hinese armies in their come back in Chekiang and province where they are keeping constant pressure on Japanese forces withdrawing from their extensive conquests of May and Some 200 miles of the 450 ChckiangKiangsi railway hand 1 T Ch W3S in hands late m June now hasbeen jr in recovered and the rapidly extending their rcoccupation Chinese are the area of 5 Norwegians All Army Officers Are Sentenced to Die BERN Switzerland Five Norwegians all army were gwen death sentences Fri i a German military court atOslo on charges of terrorism sabolaEc and activity ng the enemy thc Havas news agency reported Thursday in a dispatch from Stockholm to Vichy other officers were re ported sentenced to two to five arm charges of Possessing Those condemned to death were accused of bombing Oslo railroad stations last February when pro vincial delegates to Major Meatless Day Possibility Is Cited by FR WASHINGTON mPresiden Roosevelt visualizing the possi bility of the imposition of a meat less day each week on the Amen can people declared Friday tha this would permit the freeing o 30 or 40 cargo ships now to transport meat He told his press conference he did not know when the people might be asked io give up meat one day a week inasmuch as the full effect on the difficult prob lem of transportation still was under study But he said that 30 or 40 ves sels now bringing meat from New Zealand Australia and Argentina could be devoted to transportaiioi of tanks planes and munitions i a meatless day were instituted Mr Roosevelt explained that the ship saving would be accomplishcc by having most of thc meat foi united nations soldiers shipped from this country instead from such faraway places as Australia and South America That he sddcd would mean that there would be less meat for civilian consumption here but woulc mean that shipping space woulc not be lied up for as long a time in taking thc meat to the war the aters FLEXIBLE STABILIZATION FAVORED BY PRESIDENT President Roosevelt said that his program to combat inflation contemplated a flexible rather than a ligid stabilization of farm prices and wages The chief executive also de clared in a general press confer ence discussion of the inflation problem that he thought farm prices and wages should be kept within a fixed ratio to living costs He said he was in accord with Price Administrator Leon Hen derson on the stabilization issue Relying to questions the presi dent said he had not yet received a report from the justice depart ment on thc extent of his war powers and the degree to winch they might be employed to check an upturn in living costs He declined to say exactly what questions had been posed to the department for an opinion Mr Roosevelt who talked over thc antiinflation plans earlier in the week with Philip Murray president of the CIO and William president of the AFL he thought the two union leaders were in accord with him on the general objectives They will see him again next Thursday but he said he did npt expect to lay before them any specific wage stabilization pro posals er RAF Torpedo Planes Attack Italian Cruisi Northwest of Crete CAIRO attack by RAF torpedocarrying aircraft on an Italian cruiser of the 7847ton Giuseppe Garibaldi class REPORTS THIRD PHASE BEGUN IN SOLOMON AREA New Zealand Sources Nipponese May Try to Neutralize Allied Ships By FRANCIS IMcCARTIIV AUCKLAND N Z third phase of the Solomon island battle was reported to be undo way Friday night apparently a desperate attempt to wipe out thc most powerful allied naval con centration the Japanese have yc met Some quarters here believed that thc turning point of thc present phase of thc Pacific war may hince on the outcome of the events now in progress It was said that thc next few hours may tell Hie story There was some belief that the Japanese may be making a fina the neu tralize the allied naval concentra tions assembled against this the ater oC war It was not believed that thc ma jor Japanese objective at the mo ment is to regain thc ground thcj have lost in the Solomons Regardless of the outcome of the third phase of the Solomons struggle the fighting in this aref will not be over The Solomons arc too important an objective for that There Js no official informalior available regarding struggle However an unofficial source in close contact with op erations took a most optimistic attitude It was believed here that thc tnittal phase of the Solomons original landing op in what could he described as a limited vic tory for thc allies in that al though thc oriKinal objectives were accomplished n very stiff price was paid for them The second Japa nese challenge by air and overwhelmingly in favor of he united nations it was held That the Japanese should vithin 48 hours oC this their naval offensive was as of the utmost signifi ance here It would appear to mean that he Japanese think they know the maximum strength of our Solo nons fleet and feel sufficiently crlnm of their ability to anni ilate it to risk what can only be iescribcd as a gamble It was also hough that they feel thc allies re not able to carry out a suc cssful naval operation in other rcas while they arc risking their amble ss enrs day night oft Antikythera island northwest of Crete was reported by British headquarters Friday The same night and near the same place a southbound enemy vessel which appeared to be cither on oil tanker or a large merchant man accompanied by escort was attacked by the planes and believed struck by a torpedo Thc British announcement said fiat the results of ihc attack on he cruiser could not be observed Jccause of heavy antiaircraft fire nit that the next morning a sink ng burning ship which might lave been either thc warship or the merchantman was seen north west of the island Quislings national leaving the capital ing an Oslo polices Aug 21 killing pr Children Gain Weight in Camp Chief Loses NEW BRITAIN Conn Wy Director Frank Schade of Vew Britain fresh air nounced proudly that dren gained a total pounds during thejl Then he Hed lost six I1SS10N PRICES SATURDAY AND WEEK DAYS MAT 2fic TILL 6 THEN 35c Plus Tax SUNDAY AH Day 5c Plus Tax All Children Under 12 Claims Nude Sunbathing in Backyard Is One of Things We Fight For SAN RAFAEL Cal torney J W Ehrlich attempted convince thc judge that ths of nude sunbathing in back yards is one of were fighting for Although he lisj Judge Herbert r remained uncor other grounds M decent five sunbathing C Fields Chief Corte J1 ficcrs dants and starring RED SKELTON ANN SOTHERN 2VD FEATURE Flying Forts Bomb French Plane Plant LONDON UP United Stales Flying Fortresses striking over France in their sixth attack oC flic war bombed the airplane fac tory at Meaultc near Albert northern France Friday and all returned safely Spitfires flown by members of the United States army air force also took part in the daylight op erations They were among the many squadrons of fighters which carried out sweeps from St Omer a communique said The text of the announcement from he United States army head quarters and the British air min istry said This afternoon Flying Fort resses BI7s or the United Mates army air force escorted by Spitfires of the RAF Dominion and allied forces bombed an air plane factory at Meaultc near AJbcrl Many other squadrons of fight ers including United States army anforce Spitfires carried out sweeps from St Omer to Etrctat All of the Flying Fortresses re turned safely One of the fitliters of Ihe RCAF ia missing One enemy fighter was destroyed BOMB TOSSED IN PARIS CROWD One Killed 22 Hurt in Explosion at Mavcel Deats Headquarters VICHY bomb whicl exploded in a suburban meeting o Marcel Deats National Popula headquarters Wednesday nigh killed onepersonand Wounded 2 others a Paris dispatch reported Friday The bomb was tossed into a crqivd of 1200 persons from a gal lery thc dispatch said The attack occurred on the eve of the first anniversary of Pau Colettes attempt to kill Dcat anc Premier Pierre Laval both ol whom were wounded by pistol bullets It was thc second bombing ol National Popular assembly mcct iig the first having occurred at 4 ours several months ago vhon a bomb was thrown at Deal from another theater balcony Tic es caped uninjured The National Popular assembly was established by Deal in Paris n opposition to a government ef fort to create a mass political movement ot fascist tendencies under the name of Popular as sembly 200 Bond Campaigners 3Iedge Thorough Work DES MOINES WAn intensi ied war bond sales campaign for owa was gathering steam Friday n thc wake o a meeting here nursday of more than 201 coun y war bond chairmen and their ssociates All present anced to anvass rural areas thoroughly nd further to urge all urban vorkcrs to enroll in ten per cnt clubs 6 in Skating Party Are Fatally Injured SHAMOKWN Pa Of Six iiung members of a skating par killed and another was seriously when their auto jgllidcd Wednesday with a coal truck near r Savings Bonds and om your GlobeGazelle G01500 MILES ROUND TRIP TO MAKE ATTACKS 30 Bombers Are Lost in Concentrated and Effective Kassel Raid LONDON In twin raids on the key planeproducing center of Kassel and the Baltic port o Gdynia In former Poland the RAF spread the massed might of its bombers Thursday night from end to end of Germany the Brit ish announced Friday V To carryHie srcat onslauRht to smash the uazi war machine across the whole breadth of Germany to Gdynia the British had to fly more than 1500 miles roundtrip from their home bases under a moonlit sky V V Besides 10 bombers lost in what was called a concentrated and effective bombardment of Kassel the nir ministry an nounced that two fighter planes were clowned in night sweeps over enemyoccupied France in which Hurricane fighterbombers left two ships burning in the channel The flights were part of a steady procession by airmen of the united nations lo squeeze the enemy homeland in an ever tiht cnmg riip of fire and explosives Kecpig up the attack on a day and night basis fighter planes roared across the channel out the morning and in the after noon a powerful force oC bombers escorted by fighters swept cast ward toward France Bj iirikinsr at Kassel with a planes strong Britains big iiigjit rgid crs hit 3 source of TTCesscr schmitt fighters and the site of tiie iiazis biggest Ipcomotivc foundry To reach it hey speared 80 miles deeper into Germany from 1omP blscs lha num and Rhmelnnd regions which have been hardest hit in recent months i lluc bce by the RAIas a particularly vul nerable snot in he German war machine Hitler blamed part of thc Germans Russian winter disaster on frozen locomotives and prom ised that this winter there would ue no such failure The vast job of keeping Ger man armies supplied from liic Atlantic to the Volga and from the Arctic lo the mediterranean Under the pounding of the British and Russians and thc destruction oy saboteurs has put a telling strain on nazi rail transport The German high command icknowledged material damage n residential quarters and some civilian casualties in the Kassel attack The raid was the heaviest of nine on Kassel since the start or thc war and its costliness to llic attackers British sources said could be attributed partly to thr bright light or an almost full moon Kissscl is 80 miles northeast of one of the targets vlnch the RAF hit Monday in its ast night raid on Germany and is principal factories include the icnschci locomotive works said o be thc largest in Europe the Henschcl aircraft engine works witch make Daimler and Benz cn mes and thc Fieselcr aircraft vorks which turn out Blcsscr chmitt fighters While thc big bombers were Inking at this root of air power fighters were maintaining almost ceaseless offensive patrol over nazioccupicd Fiance and RICHARD ARIFN TEAX ARTHUR in TORPEDO BOAT Continuous Sunday 1 to 11 Kids lOc trs 19c Adults JOc BROILATE AirCondit OPEN ALL K
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