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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 V P CTPART WE NT Or H i T C Y A i r n v t THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 29 1942 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 276 SINK JAP DESTROYER OFF SOLOMONS Set Large Fires in Nuernberg Saarbfuecken PLANE LOSSES POINT TO RAID BY 600 CRAFT Assault Is Third This Week Against German Industrial Centers LONDON JP Nuernberg a great war industries center and the rallyground of Hitlers nazi party and the Saar steel center of Saarfaruecken were attacked heav ily by a strong force of British bombers which left large fires burning in both cities Friday night The heaviest assault was on the air ministry said Thirty bombers were lost from the large force of perhaps sev eral hundred many of which packed eight tons of explosives each Objectives in northern France were raided by the smaller and swifter fighters during the night The heavy bombers used the saturation technic of attack by which great numbers oE bombers crowd into the air yace over their targets Ihe extent of British losses was ascribed by British observ ers to the brilliant moonlight and cloudless skies highly fa vorable to antiaircraft and night fighter defense While the strength of the raid ers was not officially disclosed it was understood to have run well into three figures perhaps 600 to haVebeetr near 1000 bomber proportions The RAF bombers flew nearly 500 miles to reach Nuernberg deep in southern Germany once a peaceful old city and now a cen ter of nazi war production Saar bruecken near the French border and only about 35 miles from Metr is a rich coal and iron pro ducing center An air ministry communique said 30 bombers failed to re turn from the mission On tfic basis of average 5 per cent losses on similar large scale raids in the past this would put the number of participating planes at 600 The assault was the third this week against German industrial centers On Thursday night a force of approximately the same strength smashed at the former Polish port of Gdynia only a few miles west of Danzig on the Baltic sea and at Kassel a locomotive building center Monday night Wiesbaden and Frankfurt were the targets Nuernberg is the home of the Nan tank factory and has a large aluminum works manufacturing piston rods and castings The Sie menSchuckert factory there makes heavy electrical equipment The quaint old German city is also an important railway center and has large repair shops for lo comotives and rolling stock It is on the Ludwig canal con necting the Main and Danube river In striking at Nuernberg the RAF was attacking one of the bestknown German garrison towns In recent years it had acquired considerable notice as the parade ground and sounding board for the annual nazi party conventions bat these have been suspended for the duration of the war Saarbruecken in the rich Saar valley is in the center of some 70 square miles of coal mines It has gigantic iron works and steel mills The Saar valley steel center was last raided on the night of July 29 when a somewhat smaller force of bombers visited it for a short but fierce attack Informed air sources said much damage was Kents FlagDraped Coffin in London Nazis Hurled Back Above and Below Stalingrad but Drive Wedge Into Another Sector Red Star Reports 700 German Tanks Out of Gasoline in One Area Fellow R A F officers bear the flagdraped casket containing the body of the Duke of Kent from Euston station in London above The duke youngest brother of King George was killed when his Sunderland flying boat crashed in Scotland Flying Forts Have No Loss in 8th Raid LONDON joint British American communique reported that American flying fortresses escorted by fighters bombed the airdrome of Wevelghemen near Courtrai in Belgium The communique was issued by U S army headquarters and the British air ministry The ministry reported that sweeps were carried out by fight er squadrons which included units of the U S army air force None of the flying fortresses was lost the communique re ported H was tiie eighth straightop eration undertaken by the fort resses without loss of a single plane The communique reported that many bomb bursts were seen near the target area On the return journey the communique said the fortresses beat off an attack by enemy fighters Some of these lighters 4 Kings Queen Elizabeth and Wilhelmina Attend their seen badly destruction confirmed damaged but could not be Legion Backs Use of Relics in Scrap Drive DES MOINES Iowa department ot the American Le gion and its Auxiliary were on record Saturday in support of the federal governments request that all metal relics of other wars be converted into scrap The Legions position differs sharply from that taken Thursday night at a meeting here which was attended by 17 persons mos of them representing organizations associated with the American Rev olution the Civil war and Spanish American war Spokesmen for the latter groups called for a statewide protes against the governments reques on the grounds that objects o such historic value should not b scrapped until all other resource have been exhausted Speaking for the Legion Dan J OBrien state departmenta Simple Funeral Service Held for Duke of Kent at St Georges Ghapel LONDON UP Four kings George VI of England Haakon VII of Norway George II of Greece and Peter II of Jugoslav Queen Wilhelmina of Holland attended a simple fu neral service for the Duke ot Kent at St Georges chapel at Windsor Saturday The Duchess of Kent entered with Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother Mary and the for mer helped the duchess up the steps to the choir stalls All three ore heavy crepe veils The duchess soobcd throughout ic brief rites and as the coffin as lowered to a purple bier she ank to her knees in prayer Queen Elizabeth comforted her hile the dean of Windsor in med the burial service The king with tears in his yes moved forward and sprink sd earth on the coffin as it de cended slowly into the vaults The coffin was draped with the ersonal colors of the duke and ivo wreaths lay on it one was rom the king and queen the ther from the widow The vreath of the duchess was made f red and white roses the dukes avorite flowers which the duch ss had cut in the garden RAF rites arc to take place in he historic chapel of the Order f the Garter It was the first funeral for a of the Windsor family to ose his life in active service in his war The duke youngest rother o the king was killed in Scotland in the crash of a plane vhich had set out for Iceland on military mission MOSCOW troops have hurled back German attacks both above and below Stalingrad by vigorous counterattacks but enemy tanks and infantry are wedged deeply into the citys de fenses in another sector and the nazi command has moved two fresh divisions into action the Russians said Saturday Dead men clad in the greyish green of Adolf Hitlers legions were reported piled high on the sandy steppes before soviet trenches and the government newspaper Isvcsiia described pris oners as hungry and almost ex hausted Red Star said the Germans were having difficulty supply ing their tanks with fuel At one place along the Don front 700 tanks were reported halted because of a gasoline famine and Russian bombers destroyed many of them The British radio said the Rus sians in their great counterattack on the central front had captured the Rzhev airdrome and cut an important road linking German positions Fighting in Rzhev was said to be proceeding from house to house Nonetheless n major defense apparent CHINESE BEGIN ANOTHERHEAVY DRIVE ON JAPS Several Points Taken in Quick Succession North of Canton CHUNGKIANG Chi nese have launched a vigorou new offensive against the Japa nese 40 miles north of Canton t match the attacks farther nort which have brought recapture Chuhsicn and Lishui sites of th two biggest air fields in caster China the Central news agcnc reported Saturday night MIU muun aamage was commanaer said national head m ial quarters of the American Legion en in which nine British bombers were lost The city had not been bombed previously since Nov 8 1940 Royal Canadian air force flyers on the raid said conditions were so nearly perfect Friday night that every detail of the streets and buildings of Saarbreuken stood out in relief We took three runs over the target before dropping the stuff and just couldnt miss one pilot said Another pilot said It was a marvelous trip as far as flying and bombing conditions were con cerned The place was afire in a number of spots when arrived and there was no mistaking the target1 quarters of the American Lcgi has urged all posts to turn in thei war relics These relics include such article as machine guns mortars bayon ets cannon shells and shell cases OBrien said Mrs Thomas H Tracy Man Chester president of the low American Legion Auxiliary sai she is in accord with the stan taken by the Legion Meanwhile Col V L Padget commanding officer at the For Des Moines army post said Sa urday there is no thought of co crcion in the scrap request Colonel Padgett has directe county salvage chairmen lo con centrate on obtaining war rclii for scrap during the Sept 6 to I period BRITISH SUBS SINK 2 BOATS Torpedo Hits on 3 Other Supply Vessels Listed in Mediterranean LONDON subma rines in the Mediterranean pur suing their campaign against Ger man and Italian shipping have sunk a large tanker and a large supply ship and scored torpedo hits on three other supply vessels the admiralty announced Satur day Four undersea craft vcrc cited for these ncv successes One commanded by Comman der J W Linton attacked a con voy of two large supply ships es corted by three destroyers Results of this attack were not observed the admiralty said but it is considered both the sup ply ships were hit CONFUSES COMMERCE CHAMBER SALT LAKE CITY is confusion in the Chamber of Com merce office An applicant for enlistment in the navy gave as his 1 got sick of Salt Lake Cily vercd into nositioh after a forced march from the Don bend bridge heads and aerial transports plying the skies with fighters and stukas brought up hundreds of other Germans Some of these dropped as parachutists behind the Russian lines Automatic gunners duelled in the areas between fortified positions Smoke spiraled up from bombed areas of Stalingrad sprawled on the west bank of the Volga The government declared 2 800 Germans Rumanians and Kalians dead in a vain attempt to hold one wedge under Russian counterattacks northwest of the city Red army men were declared bearing up under mass bombings and their sharp flanking blows southwest of Stalingrad were re ported to have put the Germans on the defensive The sector of the deep German penetration was not identified but the implication was that it was west of the town The mid day communique said that in this engagement also the Germans suffered heavy losses in men and equipment One incident was cited from The offensive began Thurs day along the CantonHankow railway the dispatch reported with Chinese troons crossing a stream 40 miles north of Japa neseoccupied Canton captur ing the town of Pakong and driving the Japanese south ward Several other points since have been taken in quick succession including Kutungshan Kweitoul ing and Nangchanngau and the Japanese still arc retreating with the Chinese in hot pursuit the agency said Meanwhile the Chinese in Chekiang province to the north reinforced their hold on the new iy recaptured Chuhsien air field from which united nations planes may one day bomb Japan The Chinese high command confirmed earlier press reports I of the recapture of Chuhsicn Lishui and surrounding points from the Japanese laim Fierce Red Attacks Are Repulsed BERLIN From German Broad soviet attacks up and down the line from embat led Stalingrad to the shores of Lake Ladoga were reported Sat urday by the German high com nand but all were declared to lave been repulsed in heavy lighting German forces are continuing heir own attacks against strong ortifications in the Stalingrad area and have repelled Russians who broke into the German lines in the Kaluga sector southwest of Moscow said the high command announcement Axis troops have broken through stubbornlydefended sov iet positions in several sectors of the Caucasus a communique added In the Stalingrad area said the communique German troops engaged in progressive attack against stronglyconstructed ene my fortifications In these operations they re pulsed a number of counterat tacks German air attacks have cost the Russians heavily behind the lines the communique said men tioning two tankers set afire and 12 cargo ships damaged on the Volga Russian attacks in the Kaluga rea southwest of Moscow were escribed as especially strong ith infantry tank and air forces ombined Directs Red Counter Attack Chins Self on Subway Train Scalp Runs Into Electric Fan NEW YORK JP Matthew Mallahan 20 was partly scalped on a subway train Friday and there wasnt a redskin in sight Feeling energetic IVTallahan grasped two hand straps and went into a chinning routine He had failed to consider the whirring electric fan above Fordham hospital doctors said his head injuries were not serious A penetration of German lines here was conceded but the Rus ans were declared repulsed in Hunterattacks In these hard battles the lussians were declared to have uffered heavy casualties and to lave lost 111 tanks 92 of them n a single area held by a German ank division BATTLE JAPS IN NEW GUINEA Australian Imperials Slosh Through Swamps to Contact Nipponese By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Only 15 of Her Family Attend Patriotic Rally LOS ANGELES and Mrs Wilfred Ulysses Robearge were rather apologetic about ac cepting that S100 bond for having the largest family at a patriotic rally I just wish we could all have been here said Mrs Robearge Only 15 attended three of the older children couldnt make it Gen Gregory Zhnkov above Is directing a Russian counter attack northwest of Moscow that has resulted in the death of 47000 Germans and the re capture of from 25 to 10 miles of territorjv Russians report ed General Zhukov won fame last fall by turning back the nazi drive for Moscow the southwestern theater in which a soviet unit threw back an enemy attack destroyed two German tanks and killed 150 Ger mans Russian forces were reported to have struck heavily at axis columns driving into the Cau casus and recaptured 13 addi tional villages during increased assaults upon German fortifica tions in the upper Volga bos lands near Kzhev 130 miles northwest of Moscow it Soviet companies still hold the northern section of a Pravda dispatch said and arc striking at the Germans behind planelaid smoke screens The red navy and supporting warplanes were credited with the destruction of four more axis vessels a submarine in the Black sea a transport in the Baltic and two transports totaling 12000 tons in the Barents sea Numerous prisoners were de clared by the army newspaper Red Star to have been captured on the central front where Field Marshal Model was reported in charge of nazi defenses as commander of the ninth army Seized documents ot a subordin ate said fresh troops must show reliance and stubbornness so that Adolf Hitler would not have lo remove divisions from the south ern offensive Red Star said Model himself was quoted as advising his officers that Hitler was think ing about them although he was busy in the south Among the prisoners was a group of Poles who had been forcibly inducted into the Ger man army the army paper said They surrendered voluntarily bringing a machincgun with them it added Local battles were fought on the Briansk and Leningrad fronts At Briansk a Russian battalion captured a railway station Japs Abandon Two Provinces By UNITED PRESS The Tokio radio Saturday ncl mittcd that Japanese forces ar abandoning their entire Cield operations in the important Chi nese provinces of Chekiang an1 Kiangsi The Tokio announcement hear by United Press lightening post said that beginning three days ago the Japanese forces in those prov inces started to move to a new field of operations The Tokio admission bears out Chinese reports of success in their drive to oust the Japanese from the air base cities of Clvuhsien and Lishui from which bombers can attack the Japanese mainland The Tokio statement said that the Japanese in the two provinces had completely mastered the ene my in operations which began in early June and hence were mov ing out of Ihc area Australian Imperials aided by a small force of United States service troopS sloshcd through the mangrove swamps of southeast New Guinea Saturday to combat Japanese sea borne invaders in heavy fighting on the shores of Milne bay 420 miles from Aus tralia Gen Douglas MatArthurs head quarters iaid Hie Australians were in close contact with the enemy and indicated that the fighting vas growing in intensity A united nations spokesman said torrential rains which hampered the early phases of the land and air battle had eased but the troops still were fighting in heavy mud Overhead American bombers escorted by Australian fighter planes raked Japanese beach heads and a communique saiti numerous fires were started 2 OTHERS HIT WITHPROBABLY ONE SENT DOWN Navy Bombers Attack Day After It Was Said Japs Were Withdrawing WASHINGTON navy announced Saturday that its bombers have sunk another Japa nese destroyer probably sunk a second and liit a third in the South Pacific bringing to 18 the number ot enemy ships destroyed or dam aged in the Solomons The action took place Thursday the day on which the navy an nounced that Japanese surface forces had withdrawn after taking an aerial lambasting from U S planes guarding the newly won united nations bases in the stra tegic archipelago northeast oE Australia V During tlic late afternoon of Thursday S a t u r cl a ys com munique said U S patrol planes based on Guadalcanal islaml where marines liad seized an important airfield sighted one small and three large Japanese destroyers The enemy units apparently were seeking lo take supplies to isolated enemy patrols believed still operating near the eastern end of Santa Isabel island about 50 miles from Guadalcanal The patrol planes reported con tact and then attacked They land ed one bomb on the small de stroyer Douglas divebombers from Guadalcanal joined the attack at top speed They sank one of the large destroyers and left a second severely damaged and probably sunk These bombers observed that the small destroyer hit by the pa trol planes was crippled and The toll of enemy ships sunk or damaged since the marines made their first landing in the Solomons on Aug 7 includes Two carriers one battleship at least five cruisers one cruiser or destroyer five destroyers and four ships of unidentified type In addition lo the ships at least 69 Japanese planes have been re ortcd shot down since tile opcra ons began on Aug 7 The navy ns announced loss of four ot our lanes Although allied naval losses avc not been made public Ad liral Ernest 1 King commaudcr ichief of the U S fleet listed rclimhiiivy losses as one cruiser link and two cruisers two de troyers and one transport dam gcd U has never been made lear whether the sunk cruiser vas the Australian cruiser Can icrra loss of which was recently innounced in Australia This was the first mention by he navy ot Santa Isabel no of the large islands in the Solomon archipelago approximatc y SO miles north of Guadalcanal md Florida striking distance for the navy and marine ilancs based at Guadalcanal Goes Out to Hunt Melon Thieves and Fatally Shoots Wife LAPEER Mich IIP Frank Moon 82 year old farmer went out in the moonlight Friday night to hunt for melon thieves heard a noise behind him and fired the shot that killed his 71 year old wife he told prosecutor T C Taylor Saturday His wife who went out to look for him after he had been gone several minutes died at a m Saturday in Lapcer county hos pital after making a statement that verified Moons story The prosecutor said Moon was grief stricken A car which had driven back and forth in front of his house had aroused his sus picions about melon thieves the farmer related Coroner Lesler Smith said there would be no inquest Drowns While Wife and 2 Children Watch OSKALOOSA Clarence VanRccs 31 Sully Iowa imple ment dealer drowned in Lake Keomah here Friday night while his wife and two children watched from shore Realistic Blackout HIGH POINT N Car The blackout here was too realistic for George Maxwell When firecrack ers simulating bombs began to pop he rushed out with his trusty shotgun and blew the top from his favorite shade tied He thought i was a camouflaged airplane fly ing low Weather Report FORECAST 1ASON CITY Continued warn humid Saturday afternooi followed by scattered shower a n d thunderstorms Saturcia night and Sunday forenoon IOWA Continued warm an humid with widely scatlcrc thundcrshowcrs Saturday night and Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers and thunder storms south and cast portion Saturday and south cast and extreme cast portions Saturday night not much change in temperature Saturday and Saturday night except slightly warmer north central and interior northeast portion Saturday afternoon IN MASON CITY Weather statistics Maximum Friday 87 Minimum Friday night 72 At S a m Saturday 73 Rain 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Rl Minimum 65 The comnuinitiuc indicalrrl the Japanese still were in at least partial control nf Isabel island and pointed out llial iso lated Japanese patrois arc hr licvcd to he opcrntinc near tlic eastern end of Santa Isabel Santa Isabel island which lies north of the area occupied by U S forces is about 107 miles in length and runs in a northwest and southeast direction A range of mountains extends its entire length making it generally unfit lor aviation bases Guadalcanal one of the first ob jectives of marine forces has an excellent site for an air base and this base had been about per cent completed by the Japanese when the marines captured it along with fuel and other sup plies Perfect Score of 125 Misses Makes Hero of Bombardier ALBUQUERQUE N Mcx A perfect score of 125 misses made Bombardier Cadet Herb Chalsky New Haven Conn somewhat n hero The score wasnt made from a bomber Chalsky was a oneman com mittee to obtain girls for the bombardiers pregraduation dance Saturday night He obtained cm Buy Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGaicltc carrier boy ;