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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP EPARTMENT Of l 5 T 0 y A H 0 ARCHIVES VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PSESS FOii LEASED WIRES WVB CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 27 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Against Nazis WANTS CEILING THREATENS TO RUIN GERMANS VITAL CENTERS U S Planes Soon to Be Joining British in Heavy Air Assaults By CLYDE A FARNSWOKTH Associated Press War Editor The RAF ruled the skies of western Europe Monday in its greatest offensive of the war a strategical factor upon which the whole course of the conflict may depend It threatened devastation of centers of German power one by one in the deliberate man ner of the last four nights of consecutive bombing at Rostock a process which no doubt would be speeded up when and if Germany gets under way against Kussia It was estimated that 1600000 pounds of bombs had been dumped on Rostock To clinch this aerial sovereignty the British had the promise that United States planes would be working with them wing to wing in a campaign which already has shaded Germanys own 1941 blitz The prospect oE United States collaboration in the work of des truction was not new It devel Claim Civilians Fleeing Rostock LONDON are fleeins from burning Rostock Germanys Baltic port and armaments center to escape the RAFs air attacks which have heaped 800 tons of bombs upon the city in the past four nights the air tninisiry reported late Monday Aerial photographs of the main railroad station were said to have shown crowds wait ing for the next train that would take them away from the bomb wracked city of 115000 population oped from the recent visit lo Brit ain by United States chief of staff Gen George C Marshall But American participation in the of fensive was still in secretive prep aration Sunday nights RAF pounding at Rostock Baltic port of exit for supplies and troops to the northern Russian front as well as a great planebuilding center was followed up by another daylight sweep over the north ern part of captive France Before noon great bomber fighter formations of the HAF had winged across the English chan nel and back from the direction ol Boulogne Airdromes at Mardyck near Ca lais and Le Touquet oice a fa mous French beach resort near Boulogne were bombed and strafed at low level One of the returning fighter pilots reported sighting four German antiair craft ships on the homeward trip He left two of them afire In addition to attacking H iwijtocK UIOL in tue rieinKei Air baturday night Britains great craft works the London air min Stirlingbombers penetrated deep istry said and fresh fires plumed into former CzechoSlovakia to P A German interceptor plane was worKS at for the first i many and northern France The German high command reported a reprisal raid Sunday night in which the English re sort town of Bath was bombed with powerful effect and the sinking of a patrol boat in wa ters around Iceland British air power was coming diversion of their air power o the Russian front In his reichstag Adolf Hitler go into another winter the coming winter wherever finds us German railways will be better able to meet their tasks than in the last winter He spoke of Russia as the only front on which the war would be such a state ment is worth von Papen the am bassador to Turkey appeared Monday to be trying Jo impress that thesis on the uneasy Turks Reuters in London quoted a French news agency dispatch Rubber Landing Boats in Maneuvers Prom their camouflaged mother ship U S marines getting special training in the use of rubber landing boats for surprise operations in enemy territory pull toward shore Boats are inflated either by hand pump or by machine sometimes are powered by motors U S Destroyer Sunk Off Florida Few Lives Lost from Istanbul which in urn quoted von Papen as having told friends that Germany could not open any new front this year that she must defeat Russia be fore fall because she could not face another winter of war there Hitlers promises Sunday oE re prisal against the British of a great victorious decision to be worked bythe Germanson the eastern front arid of arule in Germany leaving not even a nari judge or an army officer to in tervene between the gestapo and dissidents at home or at the front must have had only a distracted audience if any at Rostock The fuehrers message to the supine reichstag at Kroll opera house was followed by the Ber lin radios early morning an nouncement British bomhcrs Sunday night continued their terror raids on residential quarters in Rostock Houses were again damaged and there were killed and injured among the civilian population Two British bomb ers were shot down In planes downed the German announcement of two was not most of the much as compared to past claims safely and British admissions It indi cated perhaps that Germanys de UNDERWATER lUfUUUiUUU III u BLAST BLAMED in Rochester Hospital 4505 oinu HD r Upper Iowa Graduate m uu W1UI1 Ul Most of Crew of Old World War Vessel Safely ReachesPort v WASHINGTON navy announced Monday the destroyer Sturtevant had been sunk off the coast of Florida by an under water explosion within the past 24 hours Loss of life was smalt the navy communique reported and most of the crew of the old World war vessel reached port safely indicating that the ship may have gone down quite ly The communique Atlantic The World war U S destroyer Sturtovant has been sunk off the coast of Florida underwater explosion 2 Loss of life was small and crew reached port 3 The next of kin of those lost fenses at least in the had broken down k area But Hitler was striving to make good his threat of reprisal Bath 100 miles west of London under went its second successive night of raid Sunday nights was short and sharp with extensive dam age and fairly heavy casualties The assault was not so heavy as on Saturday night however and the raids could nowise be com pared with those at Rostock No other German or British city had received such a pounding as Rosiock in so short a time Fires set on three previous nights were still ablaze Sunday night beckoning the RAF men to their targets New bombs were sent to burst in the Heinkel Air destroyed by one of the over the North sea evidently the route to Rostock which lies about 200 miles inside reich territory Besides the return trip to Ros tock docks at Dunkerque were battered mines were laid in Ger man controlled waters and an enemy supply ship was set afire by bombs off the Danish coast The British acknowledged three bombers and one fighter missing from the night operations and said the night Russia reported fierce but minor fights along her vast front and in Kuibyshev the belief persi In sumption of major action The Germans announced local In the MediterraneanAfrican theater the latest reports covered the sinking of four heavily laden axis ships cnrpute to Libya by British submarines a British air raid on the Sicilian town of Ca tana nonstop attacks by the Ger mans on Malta and minor air land patrol and artillery actions on the Libyan front are being notified 4 There is nothing to report from other areas The Sturtevant a 1190 ton flush deck fourstacker normally had a wartime complement of around 145 to 150 men but the navys assurance that most of the crew reached port safely sug gested that only a very small per centage of those abonrd were lost Whether it was n torpeilo fired bv a German Uboat raid er such as blew up the Jacob Tones off the Jersey coast ear lier this year or whether it mteht have been a floating mine possibly even one which had broken loose from Amer icas own mine fields was not states and some authorities sutr sested it would be extremely difficult to determine just what had happened The Slurtevant became the tilt seventh naval vessel announced as sevenm naval vessel announced as ueeze period ends lost in the Atlantic area since last caultoned retailers to stock up to fall Four have been destroyed by limit ol tncr Quota all Four have been destroyed by enemy action They were the des troyers Reuben James and Jacob Jones the coast guard cutter Alex ander Hamilton and the coast guard tender Acacia Two vessels were lost in heavy seas off New destroyer Trux lun and the store ship Pollux ALGONANllT BY LIGHTNING W S Shackelford of Algona was in a serious condition at the Emmets burg hospital Monday been severely burned by lightning here late Sunday night Mrs Shackelford had gone fish ing with her husband along Med ium lake The couple ran under a tree during a thunderstorm and her clothing and shoes were ripped from her as lightning struck the tree Mr Shackejford was suffering from shock and minor burns physicians said H C Hill Osage Editor Had Been Owner of Paper Since 1912 Cluitpn Hill 52r died lafe Sunday afternoon of acute leukemia at St Marys hos pital in Rochester Minn where he had been the past two weeks Born May 13 1890 in Little Cedar the son Mr and Mrs Fred E Hill he grew up in Little Cedar and came to Osage to the Cedar Valley seminary and then attended Upper Iowa university at Fayette When he returned to Osage hc worked for two years at the Mitchell County Press Shortly afterwards he was married to Faith Sweeney Ten years ago Mr Hill formed a partnership with Leonard Bowman in the operation of the Press Surviving are his widow and two daughters Jean of Milwaukee Wis and Mrs Robert Hanlon of Des Moines one grandson Charles Hanlon of Des Moines one sister Mrs Willis Gaines of Osage four brothers Jay of Minneapolis H C HILL Weather Report ui u ay ivimiieapous 1 Minn Grant and Fred of Riceville MASON CITY Thundershowers inrf Sfnnnar1 and Stannard of Osage FREEZE SUGAR AT MIDNIGHT Sales will Not Be Resumed Until May 5 on Rationing Basis WASHINGTON su gar sales cease at Midnight Mon day night when sets in a oneweek They will be resumed on Tues day May 5 on a rationing basis The office of price administra tion expecting a heavy demand as soon as the freeze period ends Books of rationing stamps for individual consumers will oper ate this way The first stamp will permit the purchase of one pound of sugar in the period May 516 the second will be valid for the May 1730 period the third for May hlIune 13 and the fourth for June 1427 The amount allowed for each stamp after June 27 will be an nounced later Industrial and institutional con sumers will register Tuesday and Wednesday under the rationing procedure but individual con sumers do not register until next week Wholesale and retail dealers restaurant operators bakers and other industrial users of sugar in Mason City and its vicinity wil register at Mason City high school Tuesday and Wednesday after noons from to 5 oclock They will be issued sugar certificates permitting them to buy from 50 to 70 per cent of their normal su gar purchases Buy war savings bonds stamps from your Ga carrier boy and Monday night and Tuesday fore noon Not much change in tem perature IOWA Thundershowers Monday night and Tuesday forenoon Not much change in tempera ture except not so warm in ex treme west portion MINNESOTA Thijndcrsh o we Monday night and Tuesday fore noon not much change in tem perature except not so cool northwest portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 70 53 58 70 39 day morning The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 159 Minimum in night 50 At 8 a m Sunday 3 Precipitation 125 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 40 13000000 MEN President Roosevelt Is Among Those Who WASHINGTON Roosevelt and the bulk of 13000 000 other Americans in the 4565 age group were called upon to register Monday to complete ex cept for the 1820 year olds the nations inventory of manpower for both fighting and noncombat ant war duty To minimize interference will work on war j gcst enrollme started began in some areas ove the weekend and will continue after Monday where necessary Monday was Rday for most how ever The 45G5 age group will not be subject to military duty but will be classified by occupations and skills for possible war pro duction jobs Maj Gen Lewis B Hcrshcy selective service director said re cently that men and women over 43 even those with children would be sent into production lines to replace men capable of serving with the fighting forces when the nation reached the peak of its war effort Women will be asked to register voluntarily later More than 1000 men between the ages of 45 and 65 had regis tered by noon in the eight Mason City precincif it was announced at the office ol the county auditor was taking place at the regular polling places through out the county These were manned by more than 150 regis trars who will keep the places of registration open until 9 oclock Monday evening if Registration places in Mason City are First precinct first ward school Cant Accept Hitler Talks at Face Value Ste 1 for Ilillrr s Talk By LOUIS F KEEMLK Of the United Press War Desk Adolf Hitlers speech to the reichstag suggests the utterances of a man ivho is beginning to sus pect he is living on borrowed time The speech was such a depart ure from the confident boastings of last year and promises of Ger man victory in 1042 that it may be regarded by some as an ef fort to lull the allies into a false sense of s e c u r i ly and throw them off guard The psycho logical effect of his admissions and apologies for failure in Russia plus his intimation that hc expects to be fighting in Russia another winter should be the oppo site When a fighter shows signs of weakening his enemy is more likely to be encouraged to move m for the kill rather than to re lax Hitlers speeches are not to be taken at face value and allied observers have learned to look for the motive behind tlicm In this instance it is difficult to see what Hitler hoped to put across The speech ostensibly was di rected to the German people to warn them of a difficult struggle ahead but to encourage them with the hope of victory if they re double their efforts and follow the fuehrers will unquestioninsly the same time the speech was broadcast for all the world to hear It eould be that Hit ler hoped to entice the allies into an illtimed invasion of the continent while he still is strong enough to hope for another Dunkerque ze interference with r soBritain and the United jobs the second bigStates arc not likely to fall for ent since the war Thc decisions on the u where anu how of a second front presumably were readied durin General Marshalls visit to Lon don and are not subject to impro vised changes because of anylhin Hitler may say If Hitler renlly expects lo be continuing the bitter struggle in Russia next winter it is almost eqmvalent to an admission of de feat The United States has not ueen in the war long enough to raise and equip the army neces sary to beat Hitler or to get it over to Europe Later on it will be different whether at the end or the summer or next year That is to say that Hitler must knock Kussia out this year or face the full power of one of the strongest nations on earth The situation has changed since last summer Then Russia and the United States were not in the war vvas aomijlanl on land and in the air If hc as going o he should have xvon then But hc look on Russia which turned out to be a costly mistake Then he got the United States l his ally Japan The Pacific situation retarded the United States effort as far as Eu rope is concerned but only tem porarily As in the case of Rus sia Hitler seems to have under feail r which fflsrsss day Dty City Lumber company offices first precinct second ward courthouse second precinct second ward Mc Kiniey school first precinct third ward Lapiner garage second pre cinct third ward Roosevelt school first precinct fourth ward S and R Chevrolet garage and second precinct fourth ward Nichols Farm Equipment company Reds Make Commando Raid on Enemy Held North Coast KUIBYSHEV Russia Russian marines landed on a strip of enemy held northern coast in a daring commando raid and fought their way put of a German trap with the aid of soviet fighter planes military dispatches re ported Monday The reports did not give the lo cation of the raid which may have been along the Baltic coast west of Leningrad or in northern Finland just west ot Murmansk The marines after carrying out a reconnaissance mission and beating off the numerically su perior force of Germans which in tercepted them were said to have escaped aboard ships of the soviet northern fleet Fierce fighting occurred be tween the raiders and the Ger An earlier soviet communique said that Russian ground and air defenses shot down 33 of 165 enemy planes which attacked Len ingrad in a two dav mass d breaking a 20 day lull rtuu LIIK ErowinE threat of invasion keeps a large hit ii nni ti Father of 2 Admits He Kidnaped Killed Girl 16 on Ranch PUEBLO Cola OIR police P anncd Monday to transfer Don ald H Feam 26 who confessed he kidnaped attacked and mur dered pretty 16 year old Alice Porter to the Canon City peniten tiary as a safeguard against pos sible mob violence Foam was arrested ON NET INCOMES Will Discuss Program in Radio Broadcast to Nation Tuesday Night WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Monday that during the war no American citizen ought to have a net income after he has paid his taVes ot more than 525000 a year in propos ing to congress a sevenpoint pro gram designed to combat the up ward spiral in living cosls The president proposed stabili zation oE wages and salaries of in dividuals saying 1 believe that slabilizing the cost ofliving wilt mean that wages in general can and should be kept nt existing levels and asked repeal of the provisions of the price fixing law which allow farm commodities to rise to 110 per cent of parity Parity is the price designed to give the fanner a return based on industrial purchases enjoyed in a base period We must fix ceilings on the prices which consumers retail ers wholesalers and manufac turers pay for the things they buy the president said as he outlined his plans to keep the cost of living and added ceilings on rents for dwellings in all areas affected by war in dustries to the steps that must be taken Mr Roosevelt also declared it was indefensible that those who enjoy large incomes from state and local securities should be immune from taxation while we are at war and urged that state munici pal and similar bonds at least to surtaxes Flatly opposing suspension of the 40 bomwork week Jaw the president said Most workers in munition in dustries are working far more than 40 hours a week and should con tinue to be paid at time and a half for overtime Otherwise their weekly pay envelopes would be reduced Roosevelt reported that all strikes are at a minimum Tiic president will discuss the program for the nation in a radio address Tuesday nicht Senate Democratic Leader Barkley said after a white house conference The hour was not announced immediately The program outlined in a message to congress tvas the administrations plan for gear ing the economy of the nation and its people to emergency war conditions The chief executive also pro posed heavy taxes holding per sonal and corporate profits to reasonable levels stabilization of prices received by farmers dis couraging credit and installment buying rationing of all essential scarce commodities and stimula tion of the purchase of war bonds Only taxes nnd stabilization of farm prices Mr Roosevelt said require legislative action But he added in his message read to the senate and house by clerks 1 assure the congress that if tlic required objectives arc not attained and if the cost of liv ing should continue to rise sub stantially I shall so advise the congress and shall ask for any additional legislation which may Be necessary Mr Roosevelt said there were aum 1339 and rtu tjer ream was arrester mans before the Russian plane shortly after Investigator E A appeared and attacked the nazis at Morse of the district attorneys low level scattering them with office found the nude body o the machine Rim fireit was reported Pueblo high school airl Ttuftei in v v4i4i uvujr Ul UlU Pueblo high school girl stuffed in a cistern on a ranch 25 miles southeast of here Fcarn is the father of two chil dren His wife still is in 3 Pueblo hopital after birth of her second child only 10 days ago I To keep the cost of living from spiraling upward we must tax heavily and in that process Keep personal and corporate prof its at a reasonable rate the rea sonable being defined at a low level 2 To keep the cost of livinp from spiraling upward we must fix ceilings on the prices which consumers retailers wholesal ers and manufacturers pay for the things they buy and ceilings on rents for dwellings in alt areas affected by war indus tries 3 To keep the cost of living from spiraling upward we must stabilize the remuneration re ceived by individuals for their work 4 To keep the cost of living from spiralmg upward we must stabilize the prices received by growers for the products ot their lands S To keep the cost of livinj from spiraling upward we must ;