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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT or r o j P NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FIVE CENTS A COPY ALLIES PUSH t a c P fi u R K is te la AND ARCHIVES E S KOINES t A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CIT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS TO DIE FOR HELPING SABOTEUR WIVES RECEIVE PRISON TERMS FOR 25 YEARS P h a h c tt P Convicted of Treason for Aiding Haupt0ne of 8 Nazi Saboteurs CHICAGO men con vtcted of treason were sentence to death Tuesday and their wive were each sentenced to 25 yeai imprisonment fined The men were sentenced to di by electrocution Jan 22 at a plac in northern Illinois Each of the defendants stared fixedly at the judze as the sen tence was pronounced display ing no emotion There was no demonstration in the courtroom The defendants convicted o aiding and sheltering Herber Haupt one of the eight nazi sab oteurs who landed in America b submarine last summer were Hans and Erna Haupt parents o the saboteur Walter and Lucille Froehling the jouths uncle anc aunt and Otto and Kate friends of the Haupt family It was the second treason eon viction m 148 years Americai history On Aug 6 Max Stephan wa convicted atpeifoitVMich arid sentencedt6be Hanged for aiding the flight of a nazi saboteur wh escaped from a Canadian concen tration camp The six defendants in the Chi cago treason case were convicted Nov 14 Subsequently Anthony Cramer was convicted in York Nov 18 for heipinp two of the saboteurs who accompan ied young Haupt to America oil a mission of destruction Federal Judge William J Camp bell in passing sentence read a statement in which he said in Dart These defendants had a fah trial a tiling of the past in the country they sought to befriend How different this trial was from the treatment of similar of fenses against the German reieh Here an able considerate and pa tient jury of able men and women from every walk of life represen tative of the finest ideals of oui American commonwealth was carefully chosen by both sides This jury heard the evidence and rendered a verdict after lis Icmng to lenjtlhy summations and arguments ably presented by counsel V Sentence was oassed in n heav ily guarded courtroom with dep juty marshals standing around the walls behind the bench and at the closed doors 9 As the defendants filed into the courtroom none spoke except Hans Haupt He said to tlie roarsual guarding him Max Fisher it looks like The small courtroom was filled Jl and some persons standing in line outside said they 1 had been there since 7 a m Throughout the reading of the J Judge s 1200word statement tlie convicted men and women sat w h their eyes glued on him Judge Campbells statement noting that counsel has urged mercy for the prisoners before tlie bar particularly in thc rases of the three women as mothers de clared There arc no priorities on mercy Like justice it is the common hope of all In weih fg the mercy plea for the om en here involved it has also been incumbent on the court consider the millions of suf ferine mothers of boys who arc i fighting this war for us and the mothers who must toil in alum mum and powder plants or on production lines in constant Unffer from saboteurs mothers who had equal rights to consid SSion TVIth the Prisoners here Ju defendants by their acts nave thus forfeited any right to consideration as mothers PLAN BLACKOUT TEST DES MOINES WPWith more rthan 1500 members of the citys civilian defense corps on hand to supervise activity DCS Moines will undergo its first olackout Tuesday night a halfhour prac tice measure limited to the north east portion of thc city Submarine Launched in Great Lakes UfS navy in the Great Irom the yards of the the rivcr Shipbuilding company at Lieut Harold Buell Cited for Award of Navy Cross Plymouth Flyer Is Named for Devolion to Duty in Danger Harold Eucll lieutenant junior grade a fujhicr phine pilot in the U is navy air forces has been named lo receive the navy cross according to word received bv his foster parents Mr and Mrs R D Dixson ol1 Plymouth Lieutenant Buell merited the award for his devotion to dittv under extreme danger in action over and above the eall of duly the citation said In action in the Pacific since tebruary Lieutenant Buell is now believed to be on duty in the bolomons He has seen action in the Coral sea Midway and Solo mon battles and was stationed on the aircnifl carrier Yorktown which was damaged and sunl in Huic After the sinkiim hc was on land duty for a time in the Solo mons Lieutenant Buell expects to re turn home on furlough in a month or six weeks his parents said LIEUT IIAKOLO BUELL Australians Mop Up in Gona as Yankees Advance on Buna Tropical Downpours in Swampy Ground Hamper All M Allies in New Guinea BULLETIN WASHINGTON The navy reported Tuesday that American forces on Guadalcanal island in the Solomons had made further advances to thc west ward of their positions follow ing night attacks on Japanese positions by American aircraft GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA Demerits of an Australian force reaking into Gona were rolling back the right flank of the Japa nese GonaBuna beach head mesday while American on the other Japancse flank pone rated to within Jr2oo yards of Mopping up operations at dona a mission village of only threeEuropean houses three schools a church and a hospital were expected to be completed shortly A communique from Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters said Australian units already were advancing upon hananda a native village about 12 miles by land southeast of Gona and five miles northwest of Buna A dispatch from Harold Guard United Press correspondent in v Guinea said tropical down is which flooded rivers and treams and made the normally vvampy ground still more impas able were hampering allied op rations somewhat particularly lie movement of troops and sup lies y Nevertheless American troops ngaging the enemy for thc first me were giving as good an ac ount of themselves as their ough jungleseasoned Australian Hies While the communique merely reported that Americans ad captured Cnpe Endaiaderc uttmg into the sea slightly more nan a mile southeast o Buna ruard said an AustralianAmeri an column which came down ne track from Soputa was with n 1200 yards Buna last MacArlhurs statement that heavy resistance around1 Buna tself continues was under lined by this allied columns sram of about 550 yards in one days fighting Another American force which ad captured one small air strip ontmued to attack the main Japa ese air field about two miles mlh of Buna In a stretch of rassland between cocoanut plan tations and a sago swamp stretch ing inland from the cape The Yanks necessarily had to proceed cautiously because the Jopanese were usin were entrenched in snipers and there Knox told a press confer ence rigid United Slates are working day and Japanese have not been landing more troops on thc embattled island since their I St Paul great and unsuccessful drive al most two weeks ngo to land huge forces and overwhelm the Ameri can defenders of the air field strong ma chine gun posts but a number of the latter were captured Occupation of Cape Endaiadere gave the Americans an important advantage since they can now pound the main Japanese positions in and around Buna with artil lery from the cast as well as from tne south and west There was no further report on an American unit previously reported a mile northwest of Buna Kitox Doubts Japs Can Bring In Aid WASHINGTON Japanese were getting reinforce ments to their troops opposing American forces on Guadalcanal in the Solomon islands s possible but not prob Knox said that the Americans meanwhile were continuing to widen their arcn of control par ticularly by pressing back the enemy forces on the American front Slayer Who Burned Woman 85 Is Sought BOSTON slayer who slashed bludgeoned and burned 85 year old Mrs Catherine JMcGin Jcy to death in her home m m effort to force her to Icll where her savings were it thv1CH Wilii rousl by Ttics ivas found late Monday by her Joseph a war worker when he went to her liousc for a visit The smell of smoke in the threeroom flat he said led him to the kitch cn where the burned bodv lav Number of Defendants in Whisky Receipts Declines to Only 3 CEDAR RAPIDS The number of defendants on trial in the whisky warehouse receipts trial in federal court here dropped to three Tuesday when mail fraud and conspiracy charges were dis missed against Edward Mallon of LosAngeles U S District Attorney T E Diamond asked for dismissal be cause evidence against Mallor was mconsequenlial and insuf ficient and because the defen dants connection with the case appeared to be purely nominal Remaining defendants are Sid ney Epstein and Leo Bernstein hitago and Edward A Sloans Paul Twelve persons were originally indicted Seven including John Jake the Barber Factor have pleaded guilty Maxwell Oxman of New York did not appear for trial and his 55000 bond was or dered forfeited Buy War Savings Bonds and j Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Rickenbocker Eats After Rescue T Cherry and Canl Fcldie Pirnni identified This picture was radioed m photo from U S navy Honoll Capt PPSOn facing canicra is San Francisco Associated Press Air Offensive on Bizerte Is Intensified By EDWARD W BEATTIE LONDON UR Allied air forces striking from west and cast intensified a savage aerial offen sive against axis positions at Bi zerte Tunis and Tripoli Tuesday while the masses of thc American bntish ami Frcnch armies pressed on toward enemy ground posi tions in Tunisia Allied planes based on north east Africa ferociously bombed Bizerte and the vital axis West Ijbynn base of Tripoli radio Morocco reported Long range allied bombers ot the British eight army flew across Libya to give Bizerte still another pasting and fighter Planes from Walla shot down al Icist three giant German trans port planes off tlie cast Tunisia coast Other attacks were made by Malia and middle eastern planes on Palermo airdrome Sicily and enemy shipping off Sardinia where n merchantman was sunk DAKAR LOSS BELIEVED TO ENRAGE GERMANS Germancontrolled radio Paris reported that all French forces in Africa had been put under the command of Lieut Gen Dwight D Eisenhower by agreement with Gen Henri Honore Giraud active commander of Trench fightin forces Though the report was not con firmed here H was regarded as the logical sequel to the swin of ill French West Africa incluclin Dakar lo thc allied orbit as an nounced over French African ra dios by Admiral Jean Francois Darlnn thc Frcnch leader in Africa News of the loss of Dakar en raged the Germans evidently and stimulated the new German backed campaign to form an Afri can Legion among continental Frenchmen thc socalled pha lange Africainc to fight the allies in Africa Pie Club for Senice Men MILWAUKEE Wis ognizing the predilectionof the American soldier for pie Milwau kee women have formed The Pie of the Month Club to keep the USD here supolied with pies for soldiers Tanks Fight as Nazis Try Counter Drive MOSCOW great and possibly decisive tank battle in the area west of Stalingrad Tuesday as battered German lorcos foreseeing entrapment in an iron ring forged by the icd army sought to rally for a coun terattack The soviet offensive gained momentum One army pushing southward reached thc village of PoROdinsky well inside the bend of the river Don in a drive to achieve a junction with Russian forces hammering heir way westward from Kalacli third army advancing from southern sectors cut the rail road lo Rostov anil rolled on to the southeast The German attempt at a counterattack was having muc success One entire German divi sion was reported exterminated in a single brief operation when it tried to cut off thc soviet northwest of Stalingrad The Rus sians beat off thc counterassauit while other forces struck the en emy flanks and encircled the divi sion Another German division met a similar fate Col Gen Hermann lloth com mander ot thc Germans in tlie Stalingrad area hastened to de velop a counteroffensive power ful enough to break the Russian drive before thc big trap snapped shut and left him open to annihi lation Thc inspired Russians gave him a foretaste of thc peril in four days of fierhtimr during which 2MOO Germans were killed while another lflOO fighting inside the city of Stal ingrad were taken prisoner Booty was in proportion British dispatches from Stock holm said ColonelGeneral I loth commander of the nazi siege forces has begun lo pull out from Stalingrad1 Other reports said the Germans were throwing in masses of re inforcements in an attempt to keep open an avenue oi escape or reinforcement In one Stalingrad segment olone the Russians annihilated a complete fully equipped infan try division or 12000 which had arrived at tlie front recently Within a few hours thc same soviet units annihilated thc bulk ot another division and thc sur vivors abandoned their arms and ammunition in flight Aviation was involved only secondarily The low dense morning fogs prevented planes from performing their full func tions but afforded fine cover for heavy artillery and the advance of shock infantry and tank units I Tlie Russian winter was rii IHK the Germans a taste of dis aster also The entire slcpnc was frozen anri blanketed with sniMV The newspaper Pravda report ed that the soviet thrust south of Stalingrad across the frozen I Kalmyk steppes was developing 1 no less successfully than thcj western and northwestern offen FIGHT GROWING MORE VIOLENT NEAR BIZERTE British Take Agedabia in Swift Pursuit of Fleeing Rommel Force BULLETIN LONDON Vichy ra dio said large formations of German and Italian troops land erf Tuesday at the eastern Tu nisian ports of Sfax and Gabes Tnc ports arc key points alonf thc coastal road between Tunis and Tripoli where axis infiltra tions against Frcnch resistance have been reported as thc Ger mans sought to force a link be tween their northern Tunisian foothold and Libya By UOGliR D GREKNK Associalcd Tress War Editor Alliud offensives j a rY e d llitlerHirohito and company iitrlher off balance on every front in World war 11 Tues day While he Russians steadily tightened a gigan tic trap against 300000 to in thc Stalin grad sector American British and Fighting French forces hammered the axis into an cvernar rowiiur corridor along the Mediterranean coast from Libya t Tunisia in North In thc Litr Pacific Ameri can and Australian troops under Con Douglas Mac Arthtir furiously attacked thc last dwindling nests orT Japanese resistance on tlie Papua peninsula in Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Rising tempera ture Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night continued mild morning lowest temperatures above freezing JOWA Slightly warmer in ex treme north portion Tuesday Mot much change in tempera ture Wednesday forenoon MINNESOTA Slightly warmer south portion Tuesday night colder northwest and extreme north portion Tuesday and north portion Wednesday forenoon occasional light rain northwest portion Tuesday aft ernoon and north portion Tues day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday uj Minimum Monday night 23 At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum t sivcs Large German and Ru manian units miserably clad with blankets wrapped around their shoulders ami handkerchiefs over their faces to shut out the biting wind roamed the wind swept steppes and often surren dered without a fight the news paper said Those who resisted were en circled quickly and wiped ovit While the R u s s i a n s have crushed and battered dozens of j German divisions in the past three months the newspaper j Izvestia pointed out dozens of i other divisions numbering hun dreds of thousands of nazi troops i still concentrated in the area They have occupied fortified vilj lages and strong points and their Nazi Admissions By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS A German broadcast conceded that ploAmerican troop columns were advancing m Tunisia as axis forces due into the BizertcTunis rcffion alon the Gulf of Gabes and Violent air battles raged for control of the skits over the north African colony The daily strength of the rxis air forces especially impairs advance of British and American troops the Ber lin ratlin said German headquarters ac kmwledKcl that the red armies hail penetrated into nazi de fense lines south of Stalingrad ami in the biR loop of the Don river west of Hie loncbcsieccd city The nayi commu nique said vaguely that coun ter measures arc proceeding This is one of the franhcst admissions of an adversarys sucrcss in the record of the 11371 lngli command in this war Guinea and U S army heavy bombers blasted Japanese in vasion forces amid thc ruined temples of Mandalay Burma Tnesc were the highlights in 24 hours of unbroken good news for fv fT the battlcfronts with the picture further brightened by thc announced adherence of Frcnch lorces at Dakar to the side of the aiics and by a diplomatic pact eliminating French Martinique in Stale Cordd Hull front dispatches reveled that 353 important sectors Thc Russians i DRIVE 100 Mil then struck with great power in MnES the two principal directions their planned drive oC Still Does the Wash CANTERBURY N H BEVOXD BENGASI crnized bv the addition of a motor and running water Ri cr ront liiitish headquarters reported that Gen Sir Bernard L Mont gomery s victorious 8th army had driven 100 miles bcvond Beneasi Accdabia lies only 70 miles from the El Aeheila   

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