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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of AND ARCHIVES DES UOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GH1OR51 VOL XLVIH ASSOCIATEDPBES8 AND UNITED PRESS FTJLL LT8AMSD WIBZS rm CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11942 THIS FAPBB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 278 LAUNCH DRIVE IN EGYPT Grounds Abuzz as Fair Prepares for Opening rHURSDAYWLL INITIAL DAY F EXPOSITION Rodeo Carnival Set Up Concessionaires 1 Busy With j The North Iowa fair grandstand as empty Tuesday but its planks ended back the sound of flying pots onthe racetrack the lowing ftheBrahma and Longhorn brought in by the rodeo fhich opens Thursday afternoon nd thepounding of hammers as concessionaires got their bunting rid signs into place for the five jy 1B42 exposition j I Members of Clyde S Millers congress of cowboys and cow girls limbered up their mounts ind themselves on the race track Tuesday to Iron out kinks From the trainride while cow hands herded the steers front jheir com opposite the grand itand across the infield to the watering tronth Saddle horses grazed north of the infield with cowboys spraddled on the rronnd holding the lead rope I On the south side of the grand Sand there was activity too nicks tore way and that ringing in displays and going ack for another load Race orses stamped In the barns as Jes buzzed around the early jjners races not being sched Sunday and Monday TherlJmted Exposition1 Shows cgan to set up their fronts the afire unit being onhand already rith atwo day vacation ahead ot erformers before they go into jeir acts Thursday morning on je midway A is scheduled dur ig the five days starting Thurs ay morning and running through londayevening Labor day All jiestock and agricultural exhibits re scheduled to be in place in the arns Floral hall and the Mer hants building Thursday rhora ig and judging will begin imme iately All ribbons are to be in lace by Saturday evening most probably sooner North all time record in 1942 is expected to e mirrored in the displays at the airgrounds A more direct reminder of the war however will be the ap pearance of 25 crack sailors from the naval raining school at Iowa State college who are scheduled to give an exhibition drill on the Saturday afternoon and eve ning programs Mason citys own company E of the Iowa State guard will lake over the same assignment on the Sunday and Monday evening grandstand Other reminders will be the lag raising ceremony at the be inning of each afternoon pro ram in which the American Le ion Veterans of Foreign Wars rid other patriotic organizations fill take part Following the flag aising each day a visiting pastor fill give a two minute prayer for i United Nations victory Each yening at the close of the days clivities before the grandstand tie veterans will participate in the lag lowering ceremony if it if evening will see the Mason City premiere of the BarnesCarruthera Victory Re vue musical stage show with a fall complement of hippodrome acts The revue will be on its double stage Saturday and Sun day evenings also Saturday aft ernoon Jfnuale Lynchs Death Dodgers take over the rack in front ef the grandstand for their Oirtll jhow Sunday afternoon fast trotters nd pacers from midwestern tales writ open their two day con sst for purses which are expected crowd the mark In ad ition to the fair associations ap ropnation of all entry nd starting fees will be added loney for the winners Monday evening vill be the cli jax of the 1942 exposition with imrnie Lynch in person heading is Death Dodgers fresh from ppearanccs at the Missouri and finnesota state fairs Aso on the program will be a abor day address by Prof John Vieg on Free Labor and a Nazis Deepen Wedge S W of Stalingrad Suffer Heavy bosses All Along Red Front Searing Heat Wave Edna Fell Bandera Tex and her favorite mount ave looking over the situation at the North Iowa fairgrounds as they takea two day vacation before their appearance on the opening program Thursday afternoon with Clyde S Millersrodeo The congress ofcowboys and cowgirls also is scheduledon the Thursday evening and Friday afternoon Yanks 0rdered to Stay Off Belfast Streets Wednesday Outlawed I R Pianned Action Cache of Arms Is Discovered BELFAST United States troops have been ordered to stay off the streets of Belfast Wed nesday it was announced offi cially Tuesday as tension mounted with a report that the outlawed Irish republican army was plan ning attacks on American and British troops in northern Ire land There was no explanation ol the announcement of the order but presumably it was issued to les sen any chance of incidents among American forces and proI R A elements in Belfast Neither was there any indication how long the order would remain in effect Earlier in the day police re ported that a great cache of arms and explosives captured near here Sunday night was to have been used by the I R A in at tacks on the American and Brit ish forces A police statement said the spe cial manifesto issued by the IRA calling the presence of United States forces in northern Ire land an act of aggression made it clear that this illegal organiza tion lias been preparing for at tacks on members of forces of the crown the armed police and United States forces stationed in northern Ireland Police said 17 persons had been detained for questioning as all available officers concentrated on investigation of a plot which they said had reached a point where the organization was able to amass explosives enough to wrecK half this Ulster capital Free World He will speak un der the auspices of the Mason City Trades arid Labor assembly The Hamilton chir will sing Members of the Mason City mu nicipal band will provide the mu sic for the opening and closing days performances while tlie Kenselt StAnsgar and Clear Lake bands will give afternoon and evening concerts on Friday Saturday and Sunday respec tively ALLIES STRAFE JAP REMNANTS Aussies Mop Up in Milne Bax 10 Tons of Bombs Dropped on Lae GENERAL MacARTHUR HEADQUARTERS Australia P Allied fighter planes roared abov the Milne bay jungles of eastern New Guinea strafing any Tuesday heavib Japanese remnants left by the veteran Australia land troops who were moppin up the enemy A severe ninht attack was made on the Japanese air base at Lae 400 miles o the north west and skirmishes on land developed at nearby Salamaua Other sharp fixhtinr ivas re ported at Kokoda at the base of the lowering Owen Stanley range half way to the most ad vanced allied base at Port Moresby The known Japanese surviving the allied ambush at Milne Bay pushed back into a narrow peninsula north of the bay Day Jong reconnaissance flights failed to uncover any evidence of Japa nese troops installations or stores beyond in the thick jungle The pilots however saw three dam aged barges and three tanks bogged in the muck and mud all mute evidence of the stoutness of the Australian land forces Gen MacArthurs bombers dropped 10 tons of explosives on the Lae airdrome leaving it smoking and battered 1 United States B17 and B26 bombers delivered the attack on Lae starting fires visible for 30 miles and damaging a number of grounded planes The enemy was caught by surprise because no planes rose to intercept and only meager ground fire was thrown up The Aussies at Milne Bay re ported the Japanese abandoned large quantities of material In one spot 50 dead enemy troops were found WICKARD SAYS U S TO SET UP MEAT RATIONS Program to Start in About 4 Months Open Conserving of Supplies WASHINGTON IP Ameri cans will be asked by the gov jrnment soon to forego the extra rteaks and chops they are able to buy with their recordbreaking 3ay envelopes and in about four months all meat will be rationed Secretary of Agri cu 11 u r e Wickard a n nounced Mon day that the food require ments commit tee had decided on rationing as the best meth od of assuring an equitable I distribution of I WICKARD what he termed the largestlive stock production in history M e a n w h i 1 e a conservation campaign possibly including meatless days will be institut ed to limit civilian consumption of red meats to about the same average amount as has been eaten per capita during the last 10 jears It will give our civilians ap proximately pounds of meat a person a week Wickard said as contrasted with the one pound to the British civilian 12 ounces to the German five ounces to the Belgian It is an adequate meat supply When you add in the increased supply of poultry and cheese and dry beans we have it provides a topnotch protein diet for us In discussing the rationing de cision he said We ought to manage the sup ply so that the housewife who cant get to the store until after noon wont be forced to do with out so that everyone has a chance to buy his fair share o the total Minimum requirements of the fighting forces and their allies for the present marketing year will be 6000000000 pounds Wick ard said On top of that our civilian population with the highest in comes on record working hardei than ever before want mort meat than ever before he added would take about 21 bil lion pounds this year The total demand adds up to more than the total supply 27 million pounds of demand 24 billion pounds of supply Pending the installation of ra tioning machinery packers sale for civilian use will be curbed b a war production board order as signing marketing quotas The order expected in about tw weeks will apply to beef vea pork lamb mutton and sausage Meat Industry to CoOperate CHICAGO fo the nations meat industry prom ised Tuesday to cooperate wit the governments proposed mea rationing program The American Meat Institute association of packers issued statement expressing belief tha because of Secretary of Agricul lure Claude Wickards farsight edness meat will be available fo all reasonable consumer demands The institute expressed hop that the plan would get mea supplies in balance with livestoc supplies and that they will pro vide the livestock industry wit encouragement to raise and fee animals in order that finished ani mals will produce sufficient mea to meet the government plans fo increased production George A Eastwood prcsidcn of Armour and company one the major packers said the go eminent could depend on complel cooperation from the packing in dustry Beats Down Along Sun Parched Steppes MOSCOW Russians aid Tuesday the Germans had eepencd a wedge toward Stalin rad from the southwest and in iltratec that citys northwestern defenses but emphasized the asualties suffered by the invaders 11 along the front Scattered details reported in the miclday communique indicated Jermanys loss of at least 48 tanks and about 2000 killed After fighting in which about 400 Germans were killed one soviet unit withdrew to new po sitions before the Kotelnikov skiStalingrad ptncer claw the soviet information bureau Tank crews were declared to have repulsed numerous attacks on other sectors of that area Hed army ruen still menacing the axis flank within the Don bend waged both offensive and defen sive warfare and reports from the Caucasian battlefields were high lighted by a declaration that so viet cavalry recaptured a nazioc cupied village south of Krasnodar German naval parties are at tempting to raid the Caucasian coast in conjunction with the overland drive from Krasnodar but these are being smashed Pray da dispatch from the Blacl sea rleet declared JTremendousnew forces of men arid machines were reported mov ing up to bolster the axis assaul upon Stalingrad Pravda said the Germans hurrying ammunition food and fuel to their forces fighting be tween the Don and the Volga were using squadrons of trans port planes and long lines of trucks guarded by tanks if A searing heat wave beat down upon this front and soviet dis patches said the only relief found by soldiers fighting across the sunparched steppes was in thi partial shade provided by smoki rising from the battlefields Water was becoming more and more of a problem for both side because normally filled stream had run dry Even at night the heat wa described as so intense tha candles melted in dugouts In a recapitulation of aeria losses in August the Moscow ra dio reported destruction of 178 German planes sgainst 936 sovie craft Ttie battle for water between the Don and Volga became s urgent that tanks were convertei into water carriers loaded will everything from pots and buckets to barrels At one place the Germans sen foultanks to guard a well Rus sian snipers were declared t have blown up every one of th tanks enabling red infantry t capture the well along with a surviving nazis NIPPONCABINET Premier Tojo Takes Over Foreign Ministry Reason Is Obscure By TUE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japans Premier Gen Hideki ojo took over the foreign minis ry Tuesday tightening his control I Japanese war policy and ropping the diplomat who nego SENTENCE IOWA DOG TO DEATH Girl Hit by Canine Was Fatally Injured on Davenport Street DAVENPORT the big automobilechasing do identified by police as the canir that struck down and fatally ir jurcd Dorothy Whipka 21 la Thursday as she stepped from sidewalk near her home was pi to sleep in a gas chamber Tues day The dog according topolic had a habit of chasing autom biles and that he crashed into tl girl tossing her high into the a She landed on her shoulders an head suffering a fractured sku which caused her death Police Chief Reed Phillips sai that the owner of the dog ha agreed to the death penalty a fit he had been ordered by a coron ers jury Monday night to ider tify the animal and have it irr pounded for life Phillips said his office had rt ceived several complaints cor cerning the dogs tiabit of chasin automobiles and that it had bee tied up since Miss Whipka death th SOVIETS RIEND QUITS TOJO iated the okio Moscow icutrality pact A J a p anese roadcast said foreign Minis e r Shigenori ogo former imbassador to Russia and Germany re iignecl As f o r e i gn minister Togo had repeatedly affirmed Japans pledge of friend ship with Russia but it was no immediately clear whether hi meant a change in Tokios attitude possibly as a prelude to an attack on sovie Siberia Recent Chinese and London dispatches have stressed Japan intention to invade Siberia thi fall presumably Adolf Hitlers campaign agains Russia in the west and upward of 500000 Japanese troops hav been reported massing in Man hukuo along the Siberian fron tier Observers also pointed out that Japans mysterious with drawals from east China in the last few weeks indicated that her leaders were preparing for new military ventures elsewhere in the far Pacific ivar theater British diplomatic circles ii London said it was quite pos sible that Togos removal re fleeted dissatisfaction over th conduct of the war resulting from united nations victories in th Solomon islands and at Miln bay New Guinea These quarters also suggestei that the failure to launch an ex pected attack on Russias mari time provinces in Siberia ma have been involved in the cabine shakeup JAPS OPEN ATTACK IN KOKODA NEW GUINEA On the fighting front a Reu ters British news agency dis patch reported that Japancs troops had opened a strong at tack in the Kokoda sector of Guinea 60 miles west of the ke allied outpost at Port Moresby The dispatch said Australia vanguard fell back under the ini tial momentum of the enemy at tack but restored their positions i heavy closequarter fighting DECLARES RISING SUN HAS PASSED NOON HOUR In Chungking Chinas wartim capital a government spokesma declared that Japans rising sun had already begun to h certainly passed the noon hour he predicted that moi islands in the southwest Pacifi would be wrested from the Jap ncse faps Preparing o Fight Russia NEW DELHI reparations for a northern cam aign against Russia are indicated y reports that they are taking a defensive atti ude in Indo h i n a and hina Lieut en Joseph W tilwell said uesday The Japa ese are resum n g construe on of block ouscs along a i 1 r o a d s in hina and are utting up de ensive attitude which is logical they ave concentrating for a northern attack I think chances hat the Japs will attack Siberia re good Stilwell who sized up the sit uation for correspondents at an nformal press conference in his Delhi headquarters said there is plenty boiling in the ar eastern war theater The Indian situation he said s affecting activities of Ameri can forces The disturbances there he said have affected transporta tion and already have slowet down the movement of equip ment Stilwel said he considers thi far eastern theater as most im portant because it offers the bes way to get at Japan I have always considered thi the most important war theater he said It is still the best way to ge at no doubt abou thai The first step must be til re occup ati on of Burma China again will become an asset Chinese Expect Jap Stand on Russia CHUNGKING un officially expressed the opinion that Shigenori Togo resigned as foreign minister of Japan Tuesday because he refused to support the Tokio governments plans respect ing Russia The belief was current here that a majority of the Japanese cabinet contemplates some vigorous stand in relation to Russia In some quarters it was believed Japan is about to demand assurances from Russia that the rear of Japanese armies facing the Chinese will not be attacked Others expressed the opinion that the Japanese are about to attack Siberia Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued warm and humid Tuesday afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday fore noon highest temperature Tuesday atternoon about 00 or slightly higher IOWA Continued warm and humid Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday forenoon widely scattered thundershow ers in north portion Tuesday afternoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday aft ernoon through Wednesday fore noon little change in tempera ture except not quite so warm extreme southeast portion Tues day afternoon IN MASON CITY Weather statistics Maximum Monday 88 Minimum Monday night At 6 a m Tuesday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 43 8 MILES ON MINEFIELDS N SOUTH FLANK American Flyers Go Into Action Pounding at Axis Supply Columns LONDON AP An ight mile German drive into he minefields on the south ern flank of the El Alamein ine in Egypt rimming the Qattara depression was re ported Tuesday in a Reuters iispatch from Cairo as new United States air forces went Into action in what appeared o be a developing major battle Against another German thrust evidently seeking a soft spot in the center the British were said to have held firmly The newest American me dium bombers on the north African front B25s like those which bombed went into their first action with complete American air crews in a bombardment of axis transport columns while supporting American fighter pilot s dispersed unusually large German divebomber formations Armoredvanguards ofjer haps 141000axis Ei Alamein and Bengasi were said to be locked with light British forces in what may be the opening phase of a struggle for mastery oE the Nile valley Suez and the whole middle and near east Although there was no offi cial word in London that the new assault was the opening of a new German offensive there was no doubt in unofficial but weltinformed circles that Ger man Field Marshal Erwin Rom mel had begun a largescale of fensive synchronized with the great battles in southern Rus sia Four German divisions the Iflth and 21st armored divisions of 17000 men and 200 tanks each the 90th light motorized division of 14000 men and the 164th in fantry division of 17000 were said to form the spearhead of the axis attack Parachute troops which arrived in north Africa at the same time as the 164th division also are be lieved to be attached to this force Two Italian armored divisions the Ariete and the Littorio ot 8000 men and approximately 150 tanks each also supply some of the enemy armor There are six Italian infantry divisions of 10 000 men each in north Africa The British war office an nouncing the new offensive said it was too early to tell whether it was on a major scale but all the signs of re cent weeks indicated that Rom mel was about to test Prime Minister Winston Churchills re cent pledge to fight for Egypt and the Nile valley as if it were the soil of England itself Quiet for two months except for the occasional fire of patrol ling machinegunners and the daily crump crump ot bombs the southern end of the battlefield has   

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