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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1942, Mason City, Iowa COMP DEPARTMENT OF rISTOSY AND ARCHIVES U 5 M C I N E S I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PBESS FUIX LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 25 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 272 Enlistees March The First Record Class of Navy Recruits Honors KGLO SOLOMONS NAVY AIR BATTLE RAGES Stalingrad Is in Peril Sixtyone North Iowa young men took part in a mass enlistment and parade Tuesday dedicated to station KGLO for its assistance in navy recruiting In the upper picture they are shown as they lined up on the steps of the federal building just before the parajle to Central park Standing in the foreground are Merritt Milligan KGLO program director F CEighmey manager of KGLO and C R j Give 61 Recruits Rousing Sendoff 2 Pairs of Brothers Among Those Leaving for Service in Navy Moore navy recruiting officer Behind the recruits are members of the American Legion V F the Legion drum and bugle corps and the Navy Mothers who took part in the sendoff Below the men march their first mile as navy recruits as they approach the two buses waiting to take them to Des Moincs Lock photos Kay enay engraving In a tribule to station KGLO 61 navy recruits were given a rousing sendofl by Mason City patriotic organizations Tuesday noon as they deoarted for Des Moines for final enlistment in the U S navy The largest group of navy en listees ever to leave Mason City was dedicated to station KGLO in appreciation for its assistance in interesting young men of North Iowa in the navy and its record in them to enlist Organizations which look part in Ihe sendoff were the American Legion and V F W color bearer the V F W auxiliary the Navy Mothers the American Legion drum corp and the citizens vic tory committee KGLO was repre sented at the sendoff by Manaaer F C Eighmey and Merritt Milli gan program director The entire group formed the line of march in a parade from the federal building to Central park where two buses were waiting to take the recruits to Des Moines After reaching the park the color bearers formed a line and the drum corps played several num bers as the men said their fare wells lo family and friends As each man boarded the bus hi was given a gift by a representa tive of the citizens victory commit tee Two pairs of brothers wer among the men who enlisted They are Delbcrt John Pinta and Ger ald Herman Pinta of Mason City and Walter William Hackbart am Ervin Emil Hackbart of Grafton A cousin of the Hackbarts Elroj August Hackbart of Plymouth also enlisted Other Mason Cityans were An drew G Miller Harley G Daj Howard E May Leroy E Gour ley Robert B Wiggins Howar L Cole Louis H Suckow Virg R Lockwood Charles E Gees man Bruce T Mallo Lester C Payne Floyd M Fcrman James L Cookman Roy Junior High smith James H Boyd lr Rich ard B Banken and Clarke Swectser Also in the group were Arlin C Olsen Raymond M Hunst Wayn R Knutson and Roger L Davi all of Clear Lake Eldon W Bueh rer and Harold E Boettcher Grafton Charles H Tubbs Phi ip H Larson Lennie V Carte Harold E Benson and Raymon A Thorsen all of Osage Jam L Martin Britt Harold D Mar ner Gailerd E Erickson both Kanawha Vincent C Kelle Dougherty Dale W Woods Mar vin L Hanson both of Game Charles H Polsclofer Swaledal John C Moore Lee M Meade both of Rprkford Harold i Schultz Belmond Donald Jam Pecinovsky Cresco Myron Pimm Nora Springs Milo undberg Roy A Rensink For t City Duane W Till Robert Mastain Donald L Jones ashua Carroll V Fisher Thornp n Bernhardt Tittel Iowa Falls ichard R Smith Luverne Lloyd Peters Aredale Harvey H ilson Goodell Donald E Wil m Crystal Lake and James M oliday Osage CONVICTED ON ANTITRUST ACT Nine Leading Glass Container Concerns 61 Individuals Named TOLEDO Ohio udge Frank L Kloeb Tuesday onvicted nine leading glass con ainer concerns and 61 individuals f violating the Sherman anti rust act Judge Kloeb enjoined the de endants from engaging further in practices he said resulted in un awful control and domination o he glass container industry lie sserted that the evidence shovvec i deliberate effort violate th antitrust laws Judge Kloeb found the followin companies guilty on charges file by Tliurman Arnold assistant U i attorney general in December 1939 Owens Illinois Glass com pany Toledo HartfordEmpir ompany Hartford Conn Empir Uachine company Portland Me laze 1A 11 a s Glass company Wheeling W Va Thatcher Man ufacturing company Elmire N Y Lynch corporation Anderson fnd Ball Brothers company Muncie Ind Corning Glass Works Corning N Y and the Glass Container association Inc New York City In his 138 page opinion Judge Kloeb also named Congressman James A Shanley of New Haven Conn as receiver for the Hart fordEmpire company The judge rejected the plea of government attorneys that the HartfordEmpire firm be dis solved The court he said would attempt to avoid that if it could restore competition in the indus try otherwise MARINES FORM RAIDER UNITS Heavily Armed Highly Trained Battalions Disclosed by Command WASHINGTON flM Heavily irmed and highly trained ma ines organized into raider bat alions are battling the Japa lese in the Solomon Islands and carried out the Aug 17 attack on apaneseheld Makin island in the Gilbert group of the Pacific This announcement Tuesday by he marine corps was the first official disclosure of the existence of the marine raiders whose equipment and training methods have been closely guarded secrets against the time when they would go into action The first known attack o hese speciallytrained devildogs was in the Solomons offensive be ginning August 7 Their secom was in their own show at Makin the Gilbert island group Major James Roosevelt son of the presi dent was second in command in the Makin attack which damaged installations and killed Japanese defenders In surprise landings like thai on Makin the marine announce ment said their objective may be to destroy air and naval bases communication centers ammuni tion dumps military stores and defensive installations They seek lo bring back vital information about the disposition of enemy forces intelligence con cerning his future plans and pris oners Labor Day Parades in Frisco and Los Angeles Called Off by CIO AFL SAN FRANCISCO that war production may continue without pause AFL and CIO leaders called oft Labor day pa rades here and at Los Angeles Their joint statement You cant build ships anc march down Market street at the same time Japs Taking Many Troops From China By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Chinese dispatches said Tues day that Japans invasion armies were withdrawing from China east coast provinces to prepare an other thrust an attack on Russian Siberia India or Australia In Chungking Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks war capital informed quarters agreed that some bigscale revision of Japa nese plans had prompted the en emy to yield hardwon territsry in Chckiang and Kiangsi provin ces A Chinese army spokesman said the Japanese were withdrawing between 50000 and 60000 troops from the two half the original invasion and abandoning city after city to Gen Chiangs armies The China Times appealing to the allies not to sit still waiting to be attacked urged a general united nations offensive to thwart Japans new strategy which most observers forecast would develop in an attack on Siberia at Russias back cioor Chinese headquarters an nounced the recapture of Lin chan second biggest Japanese base in Kiangsi pro vince and said another Chinese force was attacking within 30 miles of Nanchang main enemy base in the province Chinese troops were reported MILLION NAZIS PUSH DEEPER IN SOUTH RUSSIA Dive Bombers Swarm Skies Chutists Are Dropped Behind Lines BULLETIN MOSCOW than 1000000 strong the nazi army in southern Russia Tuesday nifrht had driven to within less than 40 miles of Stalingrad and 170 miles from the Caspian sea Stalingrads peril appeared lo be growing greater hour hy hour as the invaders drove northeastward from the region of Kotelnikovski while huge tank forces which had crossed to the eastern bank of the Don river came from the northwest Dive bftmlicrs swarmed through the skies and parachu tists descended in both the Don and the Caucasus areas with antitank guns and motorcycles to menace further the red army positions The German forces were es timated by IheJRusslans as be tween 80 and 100 divisions composed of from 9000 to 20 000 men each BERLIN From German ar mored columns driving toward Stalingrad from the southwest have broken through a 12kilo meter deep nearly eight miles belt of bunker defenses the German radio declared Tuesday night By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Begin Inducting Married Men With Dependents in October Grahl Says Calls for Masses of German tanks ad vanced perilously closer to Stalin grad Tuesday forcing the Rus sians into a new retreat less than 40 miles from the great Volga steel city while other nazi col umns struck within 85 miles of the Grozny oil fields in the cen tral Caucasus The Vichy French radio quoted a Berlin spokesman us boasting that the fate of Stalin grad will be settled before the end of the week That Type of Man to Be Heavy by Jan DES MOINES draft boards will begin inducting mar ried men with dependents in Octo ber andy by Jan 1 the calls for that type of men likely will be heavy Brig Gen Charles H Grahl state selective service director said Tuesday Draft headquarters has not re ceived ordors from Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey national selec tive service director to begin re chissificntion of all married men but such direction is anticipated if if If I were a married man with no children or with only one child I would begin getting my affairs in shape so that I could be ready to enter the army when he call comes General Grahl said W General Grahl said that some Iowa boards still have a few single men on their draft rolls but that they will be moved into the army as soon as replacements can be trained to fill their shoes back home The local boards musl give consideration to skilled men in vi tal war industries Grahl added but we advising industrialists thnt they must ex pect these men to be gradually in ducted Selective service officials are endeavoring ID give farmers ev ery consideration when it eomcs to calling men but there loo ev ery effort must be made lo find and train replacements General Grahl said State selective service head quarters Tuesday also received no tification from national headquart ers that physical examination re quirements are to be liberalized so Moon Eclipse DES MOINES The moon will go into total eclipse Tuesday night and will appear darkened to observers anywhere in half the earths surface Prof James Mc Clelland mathematics instructor at Drake university said Light rays will bend enough to keep the full surface oC the moon slightly illuminated McClelland said The next total moon eclipse vis ble here is scheduled for 1EM5 If tlio weather is clear the eclipse Tuesday night will show from 101 to p m YANKEE PLANES HIT 6 JAP SHIPS IN BIG BATTLE Japanese Lash Out Violently in Effort i to Recapture Islands WASHINGTON Jnited States planes have nflictecl heavy damage on apanese forces in a big sea uid air battle that still was oft the Solomon is ands Tuesday that the number of men rejected for physical duccd reasons will be re The raiders are trained also to unction as a spearhead of a full scale invasion This may have been their role in the Solomon offensive or they may have en tered the battle at a later stage jerhaps attacking the enemy from he rear after effecting a surprise rubber boat landing also to have recaptured Juihung in Kiangsiprovince and to have ad vanced within six miles of the im portant Chckiang base of Chuh sien Traffic Officers Wear White Jackets So They Will Not Be Struck LONG BEACH Cal police force has adopted the pro tective coloring idea After several of his cops were brushed by automobiles Chief T H McClelland ordered traffic men on night duty to wear white jack visibility you know When they go on patrol duty they switch back to regulation dark blue It wouldnt do to wear a white coat while chasing a burglar in the dark car the APPROVE AIRPORT BONDS CHEROKEE bond issue for purchase of land for an airport and erection ol buildings was approved by voters here Monday 534 lo 269 Stassen Refuses to Grant Extradition to Respected Fugitive ST PAUL Harold E Stassen Tuesday refused to grant extradition of Clarence O Starks 31 year old Minnesota farmer to Iowa where he escaped from the Anamosa mens reformatory more than 10 years ago on grounds the offense has been outlawed by the statute of limitations Testimony at an extradition hearing last week by townspeople in Houston and Fillmore counties showed that Starks since his escape has be come married has three children and has earned the respect of his neighbors 22 DEAD IN QUAKE LIMA Peru least 22 persons were killed and 50 In jured by an earthquake which shook hundreds of square miles in southwestern and south central Peru for six hours Monday night incomplete reports showed Tues day Frontline dispatches said the Germans had crossed the Don with large numbers of tanks while divebombers swarmed the skies and nazi parachutists dropped behind soviet defense lines with aniitank guns trench mortars and motorcycles X A German communique said the luftwalfe was striking in violent day and night raids setting parts of Stalingrad aflame and inflict ing havoc on the citys armament works The Russians said the Germans brought up reserves during the night and attacked at dawn with automatic riflemen advancing in the wake of tanks while planes rained down many Ions of bombs Soviet troops beat off the first attack it was reported and re fused to break in bitter handto hand fighting in the trenches when the Germans attacked a second time Soviet dispatches said the red armies were being pledged on the field to fight to the death In the bloody battle for Stal ingrad red army headquarters said Marshal Semcon Timo shcnkos troops heat off six German attacks in a single sec tor but acknowledged that the preponderant weight of nazi machines and men had com pelled the Russians o fall back anew Southeast of KleUkaya our troops fought fierce battles with the enemy who had crossed the Don the soviet high command said German fascist troops support ed by large numbers of tanks and aircraft succeeded in pressing our units back and making an ad vance Our men are repulsing at tacks by the Hitlerites and in flicting severe losses on them Harnman Will Leave London Shortly to Report to Roosevelt LONDON Avcrell Har iman who represented President Roosevelt at the recent historic ChurchillStalin conferences in Moscow announced Tuesday that ic was leaving shortly for Washi ngton to report to the president Harriman indicated strongly hat the result of the BritishRus ianU S talks in Moscow were entirely satisfactory to all three countries I was President Roosevelts icrsonal representative at the dis cussions he said in rcply to a lucstion as to his exact status at Moscow The broad smiles shown in photographs of Prime Minister Churchill arc a sound Indication of how the discussion went 40 RED PLANES RAID HELSINKI Stockholm Broadcast Says Colossal Barrage Is Put Up by Finns LONDON Russian planes attacked Helsinki and it environs Monday night a Finnish communique broadcast by he Helsinki radio said Tuesday Earlier a Vichy raciio report said the raid caused the longest alarm oC the year in Hie Finnish capital The broadcast said bombs fell outside the city and that the alert sirens sounded three times during the night A Stockholm broadcast said Fin nish antiaircraft guns put up a colossal barrage of fire against the air raiders The Russian air force smashed at Helsinki on numerous occa sions during the RussianFinnish war but since the Germans in vaded Russia and made an ally of the Finns the raids have been lew and small scale Father of 12 Joins Navy Gives Credit of Patriotism to Wife PITTSBURGH Jo seph Toner 42 year old father of 12 children joined the navy and modestly gave all the credit for sacrifice and patriotism to his wife Dorothy Shes the one who will have lo make the real sacrifice said the power company maintenance man upon enlisting as t chief petty of liccr in the navys construction forces Im real proud of him paid Mrs Toner Itll be linid but well get along Strong Japanese forces were intercepted us they approached in an attempt to reconquer bases wrested from them by U S ma rines The action described in a navy communique here as large scale began on Sun day if if Damaged severely by U S carrierhaseil planes in the pre liminary phase of the struggle a small Japanese aircraft carrier the Ryuzyo Army and navy planes also hit at least five other Japanese warships including a second carrier The apparently was as fierce if not fiercer than I tie original baKEe which resulted in the landing of U S marines on the Solomon islands where they arc believed to have set up at least one American airfield and converted to American use for mer Japanese harbor facilities The navy comm u n iqu e d is closed that army Flying Fort resses presumably those under command of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur in Australia had helped attack the enemy forces scoring four hits on the second carrier reported damaged in the conflict Also damaged in the combined armynnvy operations were sev eral enemy cruisers a battleship and a transport The communique reported thai enemy destroyers on night of Auff 2321 Sunday nijjhl and early Monday morning U S Time had shelled our shore positions in Guadalcanal Guad alcanal is the larscst of the oc cupied islands and it is there hat the marines are believed to have set up an airfield The navy pointed out that it was expected that our occupation of the important enemy Jbasc at a base being developed by the Japanese in Hit Solomons would be countered by a violent attempt cm the part of the enemy to recapture their shore bases in this area This counterattack ucvel Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night scattered showers late Tues day night and Wednesday fore noon IOWA Warmer Tuesday and in south and central and extreme east portions Tuesday night be coming somewhat cooler in northwest portion T u e s d a y night scattered showers and j thunderstorms in west and north portions Tuesday night and in extreme west and north portions Tuesday afternoon strong winds Tuesday IOWA Warmer cast and central Tuesday night and east portion Wednesday forenoon Scattered showers and thunderstorms west and central portions Tues day night and entire state Wednesday forenoon Fresh lo moderately strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 69 Minimum Monday night 54 At 8 a m Tuesday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation R3 fifl The navy reported Tuesday a violent naval and air en gagement raging off the Solomons 2 where United States marines have a firm foothold A strong counterattack was launched by the Nipponese from the direction of the Caroline islands U S marines previously made a hitrun raid on Makin island ;