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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1942, Mason City, Iowa Y AND ARCHIVE L c v c i i t NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NtWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND PRESS FULL LEASED WIHES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 20 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SKCTION ONE NO 268 How the Commandos Operate Thoroughly Trained Troops Equipped for Daring Landing Activities 4 If British troops using commando tactics practiced in this manner for raids such aa that launched in the vicinity of Dieppe France These men are rushing a shoreline after landing from barges shown in background DIEPPE RAID SHOWED ALLIED MIGHT IN AIR Reds Open Drives on 4 Fronts Splashing out of aboat and heading for the shore these American troops practice a commandotype assault It was announced in London that American troops had par ticipated in a British commando raid on Dieppe France This picture was made during U S army maneuvers last year in South Carolina i KILL NAZIS IN NORTH CENTER SOVIET FRONTS Claim Nazis Weakened Garrisons for Power in Southern Campaign MOSCOW red army has taken the initiative in battles developing on four key central Russian fronts along the 400 miles from Bryansk lo Lake Ilmen while holding doggedly before Slalingrad and in the Caucasus batllcfront dispatches reported Thursday Centers of the Russian attack were listed as the Bryansk front 210 miles southwest of Moscow thc salient 130 miles west of Moscow in the Ayazma area thc KalauinIlzhev sal ient 130 miles northwest of thc capital and the Lake Ilmen front south of Leningrad This was thc first specific mention ot red army offensives on these fronts in German dis palches although German com niuniQues for days have told of desperate resistance there by nazi forces hurled on to the defensive by strong soviet attacks No complete details of the cen tral campaigns were given but the Russians said they had taken a heavy toll of garrison forces left to man the central and north ern battleline while the nsais massed their greatest strength foi the Don bend and Caucasus offen sive Great losses were suffered by Ihe Germans on Ihc Bryansk western Kalinin and northwest ern fronts where thc initiative in acive military operations belongs to our troops said Red Star the army newspaper The Russians apparently were striking out along this wnole line in a carefullytimed scries of sharp assaults In the south where the Ger mans concentrated everrein forced troop and air strength the Russians said some axis troops had forced a crossing in the elbow of the Don in their drive upon Stalingrad but were completely wiped out on thc east banU HandtoHand Fighting on Streets of Dieppe Described Civilians Estimated 10000 Landed in 300 to 400 Small Boats VICHY of handlo hand combats in the streets of flaming Dieppe under a rain of shells from British artillery were told Thursday in excited lelc phonic information which got through lo Vichy from Ihc scene of Wednesdays battle j Businessman Here Is Dead whclhcr the Dieppe raid was liable to raise a fever in French pubj lie opinion and create domeslic movements that would add to Frances internal divisions Only one paper Lc Monileur derided the Americans and British speak ing of hesitations and a critical position in both Washington and London Rough civilian estimates placed thc number of allied raiders at about 10000 mostly Canadians landed in 300 to 400 small boats and lank scows on the fortified beaches while 13 British warships hurled shells into thc German coastal de fenses French nurses and firemen dealt with casualties and damage while the battle raged said the reports reaching here The landing boats came in a luge wave along some VI miles of the coasl Beaching parties of Canadians American Rangers De Gaulle French and British fought through barbed wire entangle ments and exploded land mines on shore and drove the Germans back into tile low part of Dieppe some distance away the reports con tinued The raiders forced an entry into the city and occupied pan of the lower quarter while the tanks held back by antitank barriers which there was no time to de stroy aided by pouring cannon fire into the German ranks The citys population was re ported calm and orderly while the raiders and thc Germans fought in the streets Local Boy Is Pulled From Lake Thc body of Vcrlyn Sharp J8 year old son of Mr and Mrs George Sharp 1016 Qumey ave nue northwest was taken from Clear Lake near the Methodist camp at oclock Thursday afternoon At j oclock efforts At resusci tation were continuing Sharp was swimming out to a diving board about 50 feet from shore accompaniedby ayouhger A A ADAMS A A ADAMS 72 SUCCUMBS Funeral Rites for Local Businessman Are Incomplete This is an air view of the outer harbor at Dieppe important French port on the English channel British commandos supported by forces of allied nations conducted a daylong raid in the Dieppe area using great fleets of airplanes and tanks which were taken ashore in barges built especially for such invasion work Brazil Holds Nazis Except Diplomats on Exchange Ships Sinking of Sixth Brazilian Shipjn the departure of Germans wljo had exercised any diplomatic functions here should be permit ted others must remain as host ages for our countrymen held at Cr npeigne Weather ReporJ FORECAST MASON CITY Rather warm Thursday afternoon Thursday night and Friday forenoon by President Getulio Vargas shortly after the sinking of the sixth Brazilian ship in recent days was announced The ships already were filled with German nationals ready to sail for Lisbon in exchange for Brazilian nationals The voyages had been postponed earlier in the week when a crisis arose over the sinking of five Brazil ian ships by axis submarines claiming the lives of perhaps 600 persons Including Brazilian troops f The sixth Uboat victim an nounced Thursday was the coastal Recent Days Announced RIO DE JANEIRO Germans except diplomat who had embarked on the exchange Thc Germans have a concen Fhips Bagc and Cuyaba were or camp at Compcisnc near dercd held as hostages Thursday I Brazilians and ilin v n r other Americans arrested in occu pied France Tiic Jacy was sent lo the bottom few miles off the northeast coast after all aboard were ordered I off in lileboats j One high official of the gov ernment navigation line declared Thursday that he sinkings which brought Brazil into un declared conflict with the axis were the result of brazen oper ation of nazi spies who informed on planned troop movements While Brazilian authorities in dicated this nations intention battling axis aggression but re fraining from an outright dcclara highesl temperature Thursday afternoon about 30 IOWA Slightly warmer Thursday afternoon through Friday fore FIVE INJURED IN CRASH HERE Car Truck Collide at Intersection on Twelfth Street Road Five men were injured abou 1 oclock Wednesday allernooi when a truck and car collided a an intersection about three mile east of Mason City on Twclltfr street northeast The truck owned by Paul C Spoils who resides three mile west of Nora Spring on Highway 18 was being driven north by hi son Paul Spoils 18 at thc lim of the accident noon scattered light showers in extreme south portion Thursday nighl Thc car owned by Lavrenc Glassell 42 Plymouth was he ing driven cast Thc wo vehicle MINNESOTA Somewhat warmer i lrllvncci OVC1 a ditch about 4 west portion not much change ict dccP OI1 thc portion lhc mtersectiim Riding with Spoils were Lynnbut failed to do so under fire from SpoUs S3 Nora Springs Robert coastal batteries slill in German temperature cast Thursday afternoon through Friday forenoon Scattered brolher Sharps father is employed at the Norlhweslern Slates Portland Cement company plant in Mason City First offhand estimates suid 30 civilians were killed at Dieppe while French reports said that at Rouen 48 civilians died 101 were wounded and 46 buildings were destroyed by he American raid of Monday The French reports suggested thc raid was internal to pre vent arrival of German rein forcements for Diepnc In the streets French women urses took care of their dead and vouncled while French fire en ines clanged up behind both lines o fight the flames which burst ut in one building after another s Ihe town wras caught between he allied and nazi artillery bar ages The Dieppe reports said thc al ied troops withdrew about 3 m Maintaining a rearguard fire hey reached thc bench head which lad been held since the landing Then with a shout they lelt to ethcr aboard ihc motor scows which had brought them French firemen slill were spraying water on burning buildings while overhead thc sky was full of dogfights among hundreds of RAF and German planes the RAF attacking thc the Germans defending the German bombers which were aiming at thc flotilla No expert opinion was avail able but Dieppe citizens estimated the invading force at about 10 000 men and said perhaps twice that number were ready for ac tion in larger transports off shore IOWA WOMAN IS FATALLY SHOT Man Fired Gun After Neighbor Children Threw Rocks at My Kids DKS MO1NES Mrs Glenn Ballarci 3l died Thursday of bul let wounds Detective Chief Paul Caslellinc said were inflicted by I A A Adams 72 businessman and Francis L Grady Grady was quoted the Ballarci children threw rocks at my kids Mrs Ballards 8 year old son Myron was shot in the left hip but his condition was net serious The shooting took place Wednesday nifrht in the north east section of Des Moines where the Ballard ami Grady families live in adjoining houses Grady wis taken into rustody immediately after the shooting and Casielline said a charge cf murder would be placed against him later Thursday Mrs Ballnrd was shut through lie stomach and left hip Mason City manager of business properties died at a local hospital early Thursday morning following a brief illness He had been at the hospital since Satur day when he was taken ill sud denly at his office in the Adams building Mr Adams was born Aug 27 IOCS in a log cabin two miles northeast of Nora Springs and at an early age herded cattle on the open prairie lie lived in the vicinity of Springs unlit lie was graduated from Ihc Nora Springs high school at the ngc of 1C V After attending Elliotts husi iicss college at Burlington lie entered the employment of the GilbertHedge Lumber com pany of Burlington as stenogra pher In the spring of 188 he because his position and started LEADERS MEET TO STUDY NAZI DEFENSE TESTS Immediate Study of Results Started for Application to Invasion LONDON atUick on Dieppe was carried out under the greatest mass of airpowcr ever provided a hind force in the wesl it was revealed Thursday For the first time since the battle of Bril ain the nazi tuftwafto went all out in a vain attempt to beat off he smashing concentration of al ied forces V V V This was disclosed by an air ministry communique and the eyewitness accounts of news paper observers who accompa nied the expedition Tlic reports were mailc public as high allied officers began an immediate study of lessons learned at Dieppe for application to the eventual invasion of Europe i v Despite such a conconlralion ot British and American planes that G c r in a n FockeWnif fighters were shot out ot the air like fall ing leaves the commando forces suffered heavy casualties it was revealed Never before reported the air ministry had forces This last follows the German line the nazis having claimed that they drove otf a number ol transports before troops were landed These transports made as if to land men in two separate waves Mumdershowcrs northwest porI Timm 16 Nora Springs and Har tion Thursday nighl and Friday Id Maslerson 19 Mason City Masterson who received a scalp wound and injury to his chest forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 84 Minimum Wednesday night 59 At 8 a m Thursday 71 YEAR AGO 81 Minimum 56 1OWAN RAIDS ROUEN LONDON James N Bracewell of Maplelon Iowa was among Ihe Unilcd Slates flyers I lion of war a general roundup of j who took part in the attack on the it slcamer Jacy An official statement s a i d Ispy suspects was pressed in coastal i rail yards of Rouen France President Vargas had decided thatcities was announced Thursday was the only one who was able to walk from the wreck of thc truck Lester Spoils driver of the truck received a pelvic fracture Lynn Spotts received a fracture of the left arm and general contusions Timm received a severe scalp wound and cerebral concussion Glassel driver of the car re ceived scalp wounds and injuries to his chest The injured men were aken to the Park hospital where they were trcalcd Members of lhc sheriffs office invcsligatcd the accidcnl hands notably in lhc fortress on the other side of thc town the Dieppe accounts said French authorities expressed belief the operation was intended to be of greater scope than it was a battle lasting several days It was reported that the last wave of ships which approached shore but did not land men con sisted of 26 large transports Civilians said that because Ger man troops closed in on the scene during the reembarkation they were unable to see whether mech anized and armored units were taken back A main theme ot editorial spec ulation in the unotcupicd zone was NELSON TO FIRE BRANCH HEADS Plans Move to Promote Efficiency and Show That He Can Be Tough WASHINGTON Pro duction Board Chairman Donald M Nelson in the first widescale house cleaning of his staff short ly will discharge tip to 10 of his 40odd branch chiefs il was learned Thursday He has decided upon Ihc action to promote efficiency in the and to show Ihnt he can be tough when necessary for Ihc good of the war cfforl il was said Indicative of Nelsons new al titude since returning this week from a vacation was thc dismis sal of Frederick I Libbey a S5BOOayear engineering con sultant who discussed a WPB intraoffice report wilh a news paper reporter before it was written a lumber yard at Nora Springs Later Mr Adams opened a lum ber yard in Mason City at the corner of Second street and Fed eral avenue southeast He en tered Martyn college of Washing ton D C in 1896 and the Col umbian Law school at Washing ton He was awarded a bacheloi of law degree at the University of Iowa thc following year Since that time Mr Adams had practiced law in Mason City anci handled transactions in business and farm properties Mr Alnns wis married in 100 to Miss Nellie Weir who survive him They made their home a Rock Crest at 56 River Heights Also surviving arc two sons Lieut John Jacob Adams who i a base hospital at New Or leans suffering from an eye in jury and Willard Weir Adams o Mason City as well as two grand daughters Julie Adams daughte of Lieutenant Adams and Bar bara Adams daughter of Willar Adams two sisters Mrs Ida L Whittemorc Nora Springs an Mrs Clara A Heflin New York and a nephew John R Adam Nora Springs Plans for thc funeral service are awaiting word from Licuten anl Adams Thc body is at th Paltcrson funeral home WOMEN FARMHANDS Hybrid corn merchanls have solved thc problem of shortage of male corn detasselcrs by hiring women Many newspapers in Ihe state last week pubishcd pictures of women detasscling crews work ing in thc fields NAZIOCCUPIED FRANCE Stair 0 SO S WILLKIE WILL GO TO RUSSIA WASHINGTON Wendell L Vvillkie announced Thursday that he would leave in about three weeks for the near cast and Russia on a trip to perform cer tain services for the government President Roosevelt Willkie said asked him to undertake these services It is appropriate he added only for the chief exe cutive to say what their nature is The ID40 republican presiden tial nominee did assert that of course he hoped to see Joseph Stalin Russian premier Also he hopes lo visil fighting fronts Willkic emphasized however thai the trip was his own idea icen supported with such air sup orl The enemy was compelled to ight on a large scale for the first ime since the battle of Britain Layers of fighters and fighter combers covered the allied at acking forces from altitudes just above the grey waters of the ish Channel all the way up to he 20000foot level the air min stry reported German t one correspondent at about f00 lo brealc through his protective cover hut were smashed back with such losses thai Ihc result was described as a decisive allied victory On land however the fighting was reported as the bitterest im aginable By chance a German patrol of Ebonts ran into one convoy of commandos just before it was ready to land a British corres pondent revealed The nazi boats gave the alarm in time for beach and land defenses to go on the alerl As a result the landing parties were met by a hurricane of fire in which the Germans trained al most every weapon in their ar including antiaircraft ships and Ebonts on the allied storm troop Some German strong points withheld their fire until the nltackcts were at point blank 200 yard range before opening up At least one group of com manilos those assigned lo at tack Bcrneval 4i miles cast of Dieppe were discovered and beaten back in their landing at tempi The royal regiment of Canada landing at points cast of Dieppe had thc same ex perience but finally came back and swept on to their objectives Thc air ministry reported thc Germans threw in large numbers of heavy bombers in an attempt to sink the ships oJ the commando party Dornicrs Junkers Heinkelf Mcsscrchmi Is and FocUcWulfs fell In our pilots in combats rang ing from almost sea level to 20000 ;