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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa I A I I o I i f v j V 1 i IJ NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME A DEPARTMENT OF H I STORY AND I V 3 DES teOINCS ffl THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 1 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 252 DUSSELDORF DEVASTATED IN RAID Russian Armies Told to Hold as Long as Any Soldier Lives NAZIS GAIN BUT ADVANCES ARE HARDER TO BET Red Army Paper Says History People Wont Pardon Further Retreat By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Editor The red army ended all doubt Saturday that the allies now are meeting the German challenge for a showdown struggle that will de cide the fate of the Caucasus On the curving Don river bat tlefront in southern Russia the liammerandtongs warfare against Hitlers climatic offensive on Stalingrad and the soviet oil fields mounted to new heights ind the Moscow press indicated that the Russian armies had been ordered to stand their ground against any odds following a nazi break through south of Rostov rp No position must be aban doned while one man is still alive Red Star the army news paper said as the press empha sized that any soldier who leaves the field except under orders might be shot by his own com mander History and the peo ple will not pardon further re treat The Russians were reported to have destroyed the nazi 22nd tank division which probably had 500 tanks and to have taken a tre mendous toll of the enemy in stemming the axis advance into the Don river bend which ex tends to within 40 miles of Stalin grad but on the lower Don front the Germans still were pushing southward Saturdays Berlin communique said that the important railroad junction of Salsk had been stormed and taken about 100 miles south of the Don that a great part of the only line from the Caucasus to Stalingrad had been seized and that axis forces had pushed southward to Pes chanokopski only about 50 miles from the vital oil field junction of Tikhoretfk The Germans said that fighting continued fiercely in the Don bend on the approaches to Stalin grad Although the axis offensive con tinued to gain it was obvious that the advances were becoming still harder and most costly and the RAF was renewing a big scale aerial offensive in the west de signed to wreck German com munications and supply bases and to get along with the business of wrecking the rcich city by city Germans Reaching Toward Azov Sea MOSCOW divi sions fanned out against red army defenses below the lovcr Don Sat urday reaching toward the Azov sea coast and pressing ever deep er into the west Caucasus but soviet soldiers defending the river bend before Stalingrad were re ported holding their own and counter attacking Bloody handtohand engage ments marked some of the battles southwest south and southeast of 15 miles from Ros nazi pressure forced fur ther Russian withdrawals Russian shore batteics and marines were reported in action southwest of Bataisk indicating the invaders were within strik ing distance of fchc southern beaches of the Gulf of Taganroff if not Ihc Azov shores Soviet observers insisted that German armored strength had been so depleted as to force an Axis Force Is Caught in Forest Blaze MOSCOW UR Front line dispatches Saturday reported a battering attack on axis forces caught in a blazing forest on the Don river front where the Rus to hold or forced the enemy back several miles on the Kletskaya sector northwest of Stalingrad but failed to prevent a breakthrough toward the Caucasus oil centers Details of the fighting by massed tanks lowflying air squadrons and Cossack cavalry men indicated the fury of the battles Dispatches gave the im pression that axis losses were mounting against steadier soviet resistance but that the danger to the Caucasus life line was un diminishcd The Germans claimed capture of the Salsk rail junction 112 miles south of the Don and said they were within 50 miles of the Tikhoretsk junction A number of German tank di visions including the 22nd were destroyed on the Kletskaya front 70 miles from Stalingrad and the enemy was pushed back several miles by combined soviet tank and airplane attacks that put the 113th German infantry division to flight This operation following re pulse of nazi tank wedges south of Kletskaya appeared to re lieve the greatest threat to Stalingrad at least for the mo ment Farther south on the Tsimilan skaya sector where the Germans MAN IN OSAGE CHARGED WITH ARSONATTEMPT Member of Pioneer Business Family Admits Setting Fire OSAGE Mitchell County At orney D P Chehock late Satur ay morning filed two charges gainst Harold R Levers 48 eld in connection with the in estigation of a fire Thursday ight at a warehouse owned by Deere company of broke across the Don river southern arm of their pincers against Stalingrad the red army artillery set fire to a forest in which enemy tanks infantry anc automatic riflemen were concen trated Repeated enemy attempts to break out were shattered Iowa Soldier Killed as Plane Falls in Lake SALINAS Cal Sgt John L Coan of DCS Moines Iowa was killed Friday in the plunge of an observation plane into Bas lake 60 miles northwest of Fres no Second Lieut Myers L Me Crory of Santa Ana Cal alsi was killed in the crash other revision strategy of nazi offensive Mechanized equipment crushed hundreds of acres of wheat and flames scarred the countryside in the widening battle for Caucasian oil railways and seaports Coccash cavalrymen were reported strik ing savagely from the old hills or Kurgans where warriors of past centuries are buried Northeastward an area miles in depth and the width of the Don elbow was cut by tanks as red army men with strong air support were reported holding the Germans from the western hank of the river with a fury that in some sectors forced the invaders back The soviet information bureav said soviet armored detachment destroyed the headquarters of tw nazi forces how large was no set forth and killed at least I50i men A Berlin broadcast said stron nazi fighter dive bomber am heavy bomber squadrons attackec red army forces cut off from re treat across the Don at Kalach SO miles west of Stalingrad Tin split them into various groups The communist party news paper Pravda said tlie steppes were covered with German bodies and fragments of tanks and guns as larjjc armored groups clashed Iicadon It said a fiveday fight in one sector cost the Germans 2000 dead and 120 tanks Russian losses were not disclosed It was obvious the Russians ra been able to move considerabl tank reinforcements into the fiel despite German strafing of th Don river crossings A dispatch from the Voronez front on the upper Don said thre German parachutists had bee captured wearing red army un forms and bearing faked Russia documents The Russians were said to made two more crossings to th west bank of the upper Don aft fighting their way through barbc wire and mine fields south of U city Captives were quoted as saj the 168th nazi division w depleted and ihe mora c seventh Hungarian brigac was shattered Flank attacks and the use c small tanks to protect river lam ings have supplanted frontal a saults by massed tanks in the Ger man bid for Caucasian oil th newspaper Red Star said This shift in a campaign which nazi Field Marshal Fedc von Bock has mixed straigl power drives and encircleme attempts the flying wedge an the psychological attack was a tribuled by Red Star to the va losses the invaders had suffere in machines as well as man I power e badly of the John aterloo Levers was scheduled to face iiarges of arson and attempt to ommit arson in the court of ustice of Peace Art Hungerford aturday afternoon Chehock said he had a written latement from Levers member f a pioneer Osage business amily that he attempted to set ire to the building Chehock said lat Levers confessed stuffing ags and other waste into an open ng in one wall of the frame build ng and then setting it afire But he structure stands opposite the Ponder Fate of 7 Accused Saboteurs WASHINGTON ar guments in the secret trial of eight alleged nazi saboteurs be fore a special military commis sion were completed at a morn session of the tribunal Satur day and deliberations on their guilt or innocence started Satur day afternoon Ally Gen Francis Biddle said that the commission met again at 2 p m The lifeanddeath argu ments began Friday as the su preme courts momentovis deci sion upholding President Roose velts powers to order a military i trial for the men was announced Biddle presented the final ar guments for the government aft er Col Kenneth Royall chief de fense council had finished sum ming up for seven of the sabo teurs Maj Gen Frank R McCoy president of the military commis sion disclosed that defense argu ments were concluded shortly be fore noon and that Maj Gen Myron C Cramer judge advocate general started the governments final argument in rebuttal He said that the attorney gen eral made the final presentation for the government and that ty fire station and the blaze vas quickly extinguished Levers gave no reason for the ction Chehock said but he in dicated that he apparently had lecbrne obsessed with firesince a ilaze destroyed a harness factory iperated by the family here five ago Levers now operates a shoe store and his family has resided here since I860 Chehock said that authorities lad been watching Levers for everal weeks and that a fireman vas trailing him as he set the ire Thursday night Levers is married and has three children a married daughter and two sons at home Sheriff Harold Katham related Levers also called him to his cell Jriday night and admitted setting ire to Millards garage July 27 The county attorney said Levers denied any knowledge of other fires here Two investiga tors from the state fire marshals office participated in the questioii ng counsel for the defense then fin ished their case Reports Mary Churchill Got a Paddling NEW YORK accessory to a brisk but goodnatured pad dling of Sergeant Mary Church ill daughter of the British prime minister has made a clean EAST FUEL OIL USERS WARNED F R Urges Realistic Facing of Problem of Shortage This Winter WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Saturday that every user of fuel oil in the east should face realistically the fact that there can be no guarantee that he will get enough oil to meet even his minimum needs next winter Meanwhile Petroleum Coor dinator Ickes declared that it is quite possible that fuel and heating oil may be so short next winter that deliveries may have to be refused to any consumer who is able to convert his fur nace from oil to coal but who has not done so Ickes said that it is possible that there may be some days when many of the 1250000 homes in the east using oil for heating will be completely without fuel and heating oil Mr Roosevelt wrote Ickes in dorsing the governmentindustry campaign for the conversion of oil burners to the use of coal or other substitute fuel wherever possible and the institution of conservation measures in homes where conversion is impossible breast of it to a London corre spondent of the New York Times He said he had placed Uliss Churchill over a buddys knee for a practical application of democracy The two arc pri vates in he United States army and have been driving trucks in London V This precedentbreaking episode marked a recent party given by the auxiliary territorial service of which 21 year old Mary Churchills youngest child is a member and resulted from her chaffing Bill Feets Adams of Grand Rapids Mich over the size of his feet as it was related to the Times man Meyer Berger Adams service shoes are size 14EE the largest issued by the army Berger reported Adams was at the party with his buddy Private Jack Weiland of Mitchell S Dak along with a number of Australian Polish French and Belgian soldiers Adams listened pleasantly o Miss Churchills kiddinjr as the story went and then suddenly ffot an idea Turningto Weiland he suggested Hows about paddling her The motion car ried Sergeant Churchill dissent ing I bent her over Feets knees Weiland related Feets is a big guy six feetthree in his socks with hands to match He just laid it on Shes a regular guy and like her old man can take it Weiland said Anyway she took it Wei land figured Feets got in about 30 whacks Miss Churchill seemed em barrassed I guess it was the first time anything like that had hap pened to her She had been pro moted to Sergeant just before the dance and you know how new noncoms arc JAPS OCCUPY GUADALCANAL Extend Hold on Solomon Islands Nipponese on Kumum Are Attacked GENERAL MacARTHUR3 HEADQUARTERS Australia Japanese have extended their hold on the Solomon islands east of New Guinea by establish ing themselves on Guadalcanal island a suitable site for air bases General MacArthurs head quarters reported Saturday The disclosure was made in a communique relating that Jap anese installations at Kukum or the north shore of the island were attacked Friday by allied planes which also damaged a large en emy cargo ship offshore Other bombers operating far to the northwest attacked a n d probably hit a Japanese cruisei in the Banda sea south of Am boina in the Dutch East Indies the bulletin said The Japanese began moving into Guadalcanal about six weeks ago apparently with the intention o establishing air bases there a spokesman said The island is one of the southernmost of the group which extends in a chain for abou 500 miles to the southeast of Nev Britain Bougainville northern most of the group was occupied by the enemy sonic lime ago Russian Woman Pilot Makes More Than 80 Flights Over Germans MOSCOW Osokina woman pilot of the Russian air force has made more than 80 flights over German positions it was reported Saturday by the army newspaper Red Star It was the first time the news papers dispatches from the front have mentioned a woman pilot by name I Kentucky Nominates Senate Candidate After Swimming Pool Debate FRANKFORT Ky lucky democrats nominate a sen atorial candidate Saturday afte a campaign in which Senator A B Happy Chandlers conlro versial swimming pool has bee the principal issue Attorney John Y Brown Lex ington Chandlers opponent has charged the Kentucky senator with accepting the swimming pool as a from a war contractor Chandler denied any wrongdoing in connection with the building of the pool at his Versailles home Despite Browns charges Chandlers supporters predicted his renomination by a record ma jority Senator Alben Barkley majority floor leader and a for mer political enemy of Chandlers came to the junior senators sup port Barkley said Chandler had erred in accepting the swimming pool but nevertheless should be nominated 3 Surviving Quints Taken o Hospital DUBLIN yT An ambulance vas cnroute Saturday from re note County Sligo bringing the hree liny surviving quintuplets jorn to an Irish farm woman to a lospital for urgently needed riedical treatment The two boys and a girl each weighing 2 to 3 pounds were reported doing well but two of their sisters died shortly after birth The birth of the quintuplets wa the first sucli authenticated even since the Dionne girls were bon in Callandar Ontario May 28 1934 Numerous other quintuplet have been reported but never veri fied The ambulance trip will require about 10 hours from the modes 20acre potato farm where the parents Mr and Mrs Thomas Leydon live Dr Michael Martin who attended Mrs Leydon sak the family was in poor circum stances They have three olhci children the youngest ol which i two The children were born in a fourroom farm house at Breaehwy 200 miles from Dub lin Dr iMarlin was assisted hy Mrs iVIary Cooper a midwife The first child was Iiorn at a m and the fifth three hours later V Dr Martin said the children were strong despite their weights Great excitement was caused in the ipeaceful community 200 mile from here Hundreds gathered out side the farm house Only dark ness dispersed the crowd Mr and Mrs Leydon botl young lived in the United State for several years EIGHT KILLED BY LIGHTNING Single Bolt Fatal to 4 Gardeners Huddled Under Marble Arch U S Tank Crews Are Training Back of Egyptian Front Line LONDON army tank crews are training only a few miles behind the fighting front in Egypt preparing for ac tion alongside the British imper ials Reuters British news agency reported Saturday from some where in Egypt The Americans from all sections of the United States will use American tanks which the British have found to be more than a match for German armor Reuters said Pedestrian Killed When Struck by Two Autos RACINE Marianovich 60 Hacine was killed laic Friday night when he was struck by two automobiles as he walked down the center of a high way near here Hit by an automo bile driven by Robert Schroeder he was hurled into the path of the automobile driven by Ralph An derson QUIZZED INT ROBBERY DES MOINES Chief R W Nebcrgall of the Iowa bureau of investigation said Saturday Mike Sinclair 21 was arrested at Ottumwa Friday night and re turned to Albia for questioning in connection with the S3H hold up of Moores filling station and tourist camp July 20 PHILADELPHIA Eight inen were killed by lightning six year old boy drowned and transportation systems were dis rupted temporarily Friday when shattering electrical storn struck the metropolitan Philadel phia area A single bolt killed fourgarden ers on the estate of Alfred I Du pont at Rockland Del as they huddled under a marble arch They were identified ns Edward OConnell 60 Louis Durso 38 Frank Lepore 47 and John Dougherty 40 A fifih man was injured Three men James Gilmore Jr 20 William Dihillo 44 and Robert Kyle 20 all employes of the Sharp and Dohmc chemical lab oratories at Glenolden were killed when lightning struck a nearby transformer as they ran to shelter William M Kempton 22 year old lifeguard at the TnltySecane Country club was the eighth lightning victim Thormis Neville son of Lieut Col F N Neville of the quarter master corps here went wading in a gully nnd flood waters swept him into a storm sewer His body was not recovered immediately REPORTS SHOW HALF OF NAZI CITY DAMAGED Attack Probably Most Concentrated Ever Made by Bomber Command LONDON RAF blasted and set lire to the Rhineland in dustrial city of Dusseldorf with 150 twoton bombs hundreds of thousands incendiaries and a great weight of other bombs of all sizes for 50 minutes Friday night in probably the most con centrated attack the bomber com mand has yet made the air min istry announced Saturday Official circles said hat the RAF bombers siiot down four German fighters which sought to beat them off from Dusseldorf British observers studying the air ministrys report on the at tack concluded that at least half the city had been damaged by fire or explosives V Reconnaissance planes rclurn ng to the devasted German city Saturday confirmed that many ires still were burning at II a m said the ministrys news serv ice bulletin on the gigantic as sault The number of planes involved was not disclosed but that it was tremendous was indicated by the announcement that a great num ber of Lnncasters 4motored bombers as well as a great force of all other types of heavy and medium bombers7 participated They hurled bombs on the tar Red Paper Declares Soviet Has Borne Main War Burden 13 Months MOSCOW W govern ment newspaper Izvcstia said Saturday all freedom loving people of the world are joined against the Hitlerite Germans but the main burden of the war has been borne by the soviet union alone for 13 months On the sovietGerman front it said all the forces of Adolf Hitler are operating together with his vassals and allies The red army fights against the whole German war machine The enemy suffers great loss es but the danger is greater than ever before Hitler fears the day when other peoples and powers actively join the struggle Convention of State Federation of Labor Canceled This Year DES MOINES A Couch president of the Iowa State Fed eration of Labor said Saturday that the organize lions annual convention customarily held the first week in August had been canceled this year The meeting was to e been ied in Clinton but it was discov ered thai hotel facilities there would be too limited because o the large number of persons now Clinton in connection with construction of a government hos pital Coucli said As a tire conservation measure it was proposed that the conven tion be held in DCS Moines which is more centrally located but labor groups here indicated they were too busy with war work to spon sor the gathering he addcd Body of Iowa Youth Found in Wrecked Car MARTE11K lown The body of Harlan Kodmann 19 who lived near here was found with his wrecked automobile Sat urday morning The youth appar ently had been instantly killed when his car struck the side of a bridge on a country road 4j miles southeast of Martelle Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued warm Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday forenoon Scattered showers and thunderstorms Sat urday afternoon and Saturday get city in a ceaseless rain said the ministrys account Thirtyone of them failed n return from this 47th assault on the objective more than 300 miles from the nearest points in Britain Very good weather bright moonlight and easy recognition of the target made possible such a rapid attack and consequent sat uration of defenses the bulletin staled Though Dusseldorf is an arse nal of great importance to the enemys armed force and there fore has all the defenses that one would expect the guns and searchlights were confused by the momentum of the bombing Dusseldorf ny quiet as the first of the bombers came over On so clear a night ihc flash of the heaviest bombs was irhingly brilliant but even dramatic was the sudden answer of the defenses Hundreds of searchlights came on at once and the sky was filled with bursting shells To overcome such opposition t was necessary that bombs should fall in a ceaseless rain They did Fires sprang up quiekly as homtis were dropped and above Ilicm were columns of smoke up to 1000 feel One pilot said ihr files seemeu io be in command Spending out wards from the main targets laires nip their way into most of the In addition to this vastly suc cessful raid on Dusseldorf other planes attacked targets in northern France and the low countries overnight Again Saturday a f I c r n o n n oombcavryiiiR Hurricane fighters attacked freight trains and other targets in occupied France All bombing was from less thnn 1000 feet and some from only 20 feet said the air ministry news service One of the pilots describing an attack on Mirville railway station northeast of lc Havre saiii when some of our liombs dropped a freight train went sky high Among thr industrial plants THIEVES TAKE HOUSE SAN DIEGO Cal critical housing situation didnt worry two men in nearby Palm City The sheriffs office reported they stoic a small house carting it off in a truck IOWA Scattered showers and thunder storms Saturday and in eist portion Saturday night Somewhat warmer Saturday and northeast poriion Saturday night MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday and extreme cast portion Satur day night No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 82 Minimum Friday night 61 At 8 a m Saturday 63 Rain 03 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 91 63 situated Dusseldorf are Ihe nhcinmetal Iron nnd Steel Works which compare in sixe nnd im portiintnncc to the Krupp Arma ment Works and the Vereinisle Slahlwerkc United Slccl The latter one of the four biggest plants o its kind in Ger many Dusseldorf also is the site or large silk paper and patent food factories and warehouses H is Germanys third largest inland port and an important railway center with one of the Rhines largest railway bridges Targetsattacked by British bombers and fighters Friday nijrhl in occupied territory in rludcd airdromes in the low lands and railway yards at Cacns anil elsewhere in north ern France Six freight trains ;