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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa I I I 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HJSTOSY AND ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDIT LTTTlTn OF TWO SECTIONS AXIS 70 MILES FROM NILE 2 MEN WEARING ARMYUNIFORMS ROBCOMPANION Authorities Search Northeast Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin DECORAH Authorities were still searching northeastern Iowa j m and Wisconsin Wednesday morning for traces of Margaret Rollie 16 year old Iowa larm girl kidnaped by two men wearing army uniforms and over seas caps after they robbed her companion and forced him from his automobile north of here Tuesday night Deputy Sheriff fred OBoy said there had been no reports of the girls whereabouts after the men drove off with her about p m y I Orville Salveson 30 farmer uving near Hesper just south of the Minnesota line in Winne shiek county told officers he and tne girl were driving south on ughway 52and picked up the uniformed men north ofBurr Hollie Mr and Mrs Julius Rollie of near Hes been relatives at Mabel Minn Salveson went there for her and told officers they weje enroute to a dance northeast of Decorah Thf described as about 21 got into the back seat After riding a short distance they ordered him to turn off highway onto a dirt road then to stop They ordered him out of the car indicating they had sruns under their coats he related thoush he didnt see them One of the men followed him down he road ook his billfold with S33 in it and or dered him lo keep walking A few minutes later the auto mobile passed him with the three in it he said and returned to the highway Salveson made his th to the near WasP AIRCRAFT CARRIER WASP George Harms Margaret was described as five feet four inches tall and weighing 115 pounds with blue eyes and ond hair worn in a long bob 4he wore a white cotton blouse skirt white anklets and red Report Nazis Declared Stale of Emergency in Ports After RAF Raids riI05COW unrest and disorganization caused by I raids has forced the nazii declare a state of emergency SEVERAL FERRY TRIPS MADE Actiori Was Apparently at Time Axis Poured Supplies Into Libya WASHINGTONWThe Amer ican aircraft carrier Wasp ven dangerously into the mid Mediterranean battle area re cently delivered aerial reinforce i6 A t0f ritains bombbattered island of Malta it was disclosed officially Wednesday The Wasp made several ferry trips without damage to itself or escort vessels o the British stronghold flanking axis supply lines to Africa The date of Ihe trips was not siven m he navys formal an nouncement but authorities said it was a few weeks parently about the time that the uermans and Italians were pour ins peak quantities of supplies into Afnca to build up Gen Er win Rommels Libyan cam paign the Wasp carried aircraft manned European area J Reinforcements in the form of airplanes were recently car the Mediterranean to Malta to aid the British in their defense of the embattle island 2 These trips were accom plished by the U S aircraft car Her Wasp and were complete without damage either to th escort or the Wasp 3 During one of these ferry trips after British aircraf manned by RAF pilots had bee launched from the Wasp an were in flight over the island c Malta the enemy attacked th island Completely surprised b the increased number of defend ing fighters the enemy suffnrci considerable losses 4 The planes which look off from the Wasp cneased the enemy over Malta before land in K on the island After landine and hasty refueling at the air drome they were agrsin in thc air continuing o repel thc ene my attack within 30 minutes after arrival 5 The expertly timed arrival of reinforcement planes on the K by deliveries on the es on e other trips were not identified but i ing commissioner with tin limited powers the Tass news agency reported Wednesday under a Stockholm dateline The commissioner is a nai named Kaufman Gauleiter of Hamburg Tass said Confronted by unrest among seamen and longshoremen and fa or damage of nort cHUics and large numbers of 3 a GCrman Expect lowans 1820 Who Registered Wont Reach 70000 Estimate w I01NESWIndications Wednesday were that the number of men m the 18to20 year old group registering in Iowa Tuesday lor selective service was below final esimate of 70000 Among the thousands who Hocked to registration centers however were many youths whose fathers fought in World war I and some whose fathers already arc in the present conflict probably also were British manned they arrived just as the enemy was the navy related The new Brit ish forces immediately encaged tile enemy planes which surprised by the strength of re sistance suffered considerable losses i Tle1uPon the British fighters landed hastily at a Malta field re fueled and took to the air again the communique said to engage the enemy a second time within 30 minutes after their arrival over the island from the Wasp The expertly timed arrival of reinforcement planes on the Hasp was most fortunate for the heroic defenders of the British stronghold and the cause of Ihe united nations the navy as serted Authorities said that obviously because of the time they were de livered thc reinforcements were more directly linked with Britains efforts to revont Rommel from building up his armored columns m Libya than with the current al lied efforts to save Egypt Axis air forces operating from Sicily had destroyed Maltas strik ing power several months ago with the result lhat heavily laden con voys bound for Libya no longer were slashed to pieces by torpedo and other planes from the island The neutralization of Malta as a base from which the British conid cut the axis lines to Africa lsregarded here as one of the PS1P1 n Rommels ability lo brine asainst the Brit ish a considerably greater force than they had anticipated Conversely any strengthening of Malta would have worked against Rommel and to that extent might even now influence the course of the campaign in Egypt A navy communique based on uii Lne Wasp was most fortunate for the heroic defenders of the British stronghold and the cause of the united nations Malta the mostbombed spot in the world is a vital British strong hold lying athwart axis supply lines through the Mediterranean from Italy to Libya NIGOBAR ISLES TOKIO From Japanese Broad casts forces occu pied the Nicobar islands in the Indian ocean between the Anda mans and the northern tip of Su matra on June 13 and 14 a Domei war correspondent reported Wed nesday The seizure was accom plished without Woodshed ho said Germans Fish for Facts Claim British Ships Left Alexandria NEW YORK German ladio using a customary lechnic in fishing for information made the following broadcast Wcdnes was received that the British fleet left Alexan dria and passed on June 29 through the Suez canal in the di rection of the Red sea This was entirely without con nrmation from any quarter IOWA DOCTORS ENLIST DBS MOINES Col Kobert S Shane medical director for Iowa selective service report ed that Iowa doctors are enlisting for military service at the rate of more than 15 a week Dr G A Bemis of Garner Dies in Mason City Hospital Was PromjiKhni in State Political Conservation Work Dr George A Bemis 58 Gar ner physician prominent in state political and conservation activi ties died at Tuesday night at a Mason City hospital after a 10day illness He was admitted to the hospital June 23 suffcrin coronary thrombosis Dr Bemis was president of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake past eighth dis trict commander and state vice commander ot the American Le sion and had served as eighth district member of the republi can state central committee He was also active in University ot Iowa alumni affairs having been graduated from the college of medicine there in 1909 Born at Spencer April 27 IBBi was the son ot William S and 19 ARE KILLED IN CRASHES OF 2 BIG PLANES Converted Liner Falls in W Virginia Bomber Wrecked in California WELCH W Va flP A bi airplane apparently a convertei airliner crashed and burned ii the West Virginia mountains nea here Wednesday with a loss of a least 10 lives State Troopers Earl Ycagcr and Tom Harrison said that 10 bodies had been removed from the charred hull and that most of the victims were believed to be ajnjy men They said the plane had borne insignia of American airlines The plane crashed in a garden about a half mile from the min ing village of Premier three miles from Welch Eight bodies were first re moved and then two more Troop ers said the search was continu ing for others AH the bodies recovered were recognition the DR G A BEMIS Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GtobcGazcltc earner boj flora R Bemis a pioneer family of Spencer He was educated at Spencer high school Culver Mili ary academy and the University of Iowa He was a quarterback on he Spencer high school footbaT earn and halfback at Culver and maintained a deep interest ports After practicing medicine fa warden for three years he novetl to Garner in 192 where e had resided since Oct 21 1917 r Bemis was married to Ruth Esther Lewis in Garner Dr Bemis served as a captain n the medical corps in Worid ar I and was later attached as eutenant colonel to the military taff of Gov George Haramill Active in civic and community flairs he held membership in ie following organizationsRoyal ch Masons I O O F Han ock County Iowa State and imencan Medical associations club the Euchre and ycle club of Mason City Phi pta Pi Sigma Chi and Forest Uy Country club He was an onorary member of the Scabbard nd Blade society at the Univer ty of Iowa Surviving arc his wife and a augtiter Ruth Ann Funeral arrangements have nor been completed Weather Report FORECAST IOwV No in temperature Wednesday afternoon through Thursday forenoon MINNESOTA Not much change m temperature Wednesday af ternoon through Thursday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 77 Minimum Tuesday night 56 At 8 a m Wednesday 64 115 ARE GIVEN DEATH SENTENCE Nazis Include 2 Chute Agents Charged With Planning Sabotage LONDON Courts martial in Prague and Bruenn sentenced 115 persons toucath Tuesday the Vichy radio quoting reports from Budapest said Wednesday The sentences were given on charges Of having been in contact with enemy agents for approving the Iate fal Rcinhard Heydrich for failing to report to the police Or Frrn Of arms French radio said Included in the number were o parachute agents who came the protectorate in a British Plane to commit acts of sabotage the rado said adding hat one of these agents shot two customs officials with a rev Buy war Saving Bonds and Slamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy burned beyond troopers said The scene ot the catastrophe in Pe southern partof Virginialine sec tion one of he nations lead Ing coaF producing areas in mountainous Mrs Lawrence Runyon wife of the mine superintendent at Pre mier said she saw a large plane in trouble shortly after noon The big ships wing dropped off she said and the plane dived straight for a hilltop It came to rest m a valley on the other side of the hill Other witnesses told troopers that they heard a roaring noise as the plcr nosed near the hill tops It appeared they said as if thc pilot were trying to straighten out the plane T aparently succeeded but at that moment the wing fell and the crash followed Trooper Yeager said a pilots re port in what remained of the fuse lage identified the ship as belong ing to American Airlines The cabin and fuselage were badly smashed and the fire which broke out immediately gave none of Ihe occupants a chance to escape even had they survived the craekup On a belt buckle owned by one victim Ihe officers deciphered thc name Eruin Stralman a duftle bag boie Ihe name of Flbvd Hyct and the flyleaf of a book had the name of Guy S Hill iVIost of the victims were identi fied as army personnel by tlicit charred uniforms the officers aid When word of thc crash reached Welch tnrce miles from Premier all available ambulances and doc tors were ordered to the scene B24 Crashes at March Field Cat MARCH FIELD Cal TVNine persons were killed Wednesday m the crash of an army bomber the fourth air force announced Witnesses said there was a ter rific explosion after the bomber The plane the army said was a B24 Consolidated type Spokesmen would not release the names of those aboard until next of km had been notified Nazis Unable to Open Drive at Gzhatsk a ncw offensive neai Gzhatsk advance point 100 miles west of Moscow has been frustrated by powerful Russian counterattacks the army news paper Red Star reported Wednes The seventh German infantrv regiment Igst more than 2500 men in this battle the paper said amj the Russians held Iheir original positions when it was ended The Germans apparently aband oned the effort there but contin ued bitter offensive against Se and on the Kursk front With Russian counterattacks re ported to have cost the nazis who e companies and battalionsuf nn the latter frnt JOO miles south of Moscow ine threedayold nazi offen ive at Kursk already has been blunted by huge losses including tanks the Russians said Morethan 500 milcs to the south the defenders of Sevastopol facing n reinforced axis army au horitatively estimated at 000 beat off big attacks Tuesday m a battle nearing the of its fourth week mechanized detachments and foot troops fought on across the Kursk front between Kharkov and Moscow a region of black earth deeply cut by water courses on southern slopes of the central Russian plateau The soviet radio said Marshal faemeon Timoshenkos legions ook advantage of natural ob tacles for ambush and counter attacks and a communique de Blared that thrusts of large Ger man infantry and tank units were epelled The enemy fs suffering co lossal losses the government information bureau said Our troops already said to have ac counted for 200 tanks Sunday and Monday destroyed 150 tanks On one sector alone dur ing thc day we killed over 2009 German officers ami men Soviet armored units were de layed to have destroyed nine anks in an attack upon a German olumn In another sector it was said enemy tanks attempted to cross river but were met by heavy re from soviet infantry Having DSt 12 tanks the Germans were Teed to retreat A Sevastopol artillery forma on was reported to have dis Ied seven German tanks de roycd a mortar battery of four uns and killed about two rcgi cnts of enemy infantry in five TVS YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Smoke Northwest a P north Wednesday because M f I tion valuable to the enemy p stofy would have been informa Everyone noticed the phenome non and hundreds of curious tele phoned newspapers and radio sta tions for details only to be Riven vague answers What the public didnt know was thc true extent of the frcm Montana to Chicago and from the Canadian border to as far south as Iowa Knowing these r v P US thc FDecd and direction of Ihe wind would have enabled Handlohand fighting developed at times at Sevastopol and Russian lojces weie praised officially for their courage in holding the Black sea naval base under fire since June 5 FORT MALAKOFF IS CLAIMED CAPTURED BERLIN From German Broad assault troops have captured Fort Malakoff an o her in the series of fortifications ot the Sevastopol naval base the Oerman high command announcd Wednesday NAZI AIRPLANES TAKE SUPPLIES TO FRONT LINE Allied Units Attack German Flanks Planes Attack Axis Columns CAIRO Marshal fcrwm Rommels armored forces were 70 miles from the Nile Delta Wednesday and a battle which may settle the fate the middle east was building to a climax Between axis forces and the fule river stand several lines of defense thousands of soldiers and hundreds of cannon white other allied units harass Ihe German flanks and allied air planes strike from overhead if Tile main enemy force is ham mering ahead in one big column while smaller grovips arc making sallies to thc sides Other unit are desperately trying to make their way over desert stretches under heavy allied attacks The enemy is receiving supplies by plane but allied fighters are taking heavy toll of the German Confidence Voiced by Auchinleck TAJlto sir I n dc Auchinlcck declared in an order of thc day tohis eighth army Wednesday lhat thc battle is not over yet and will not be over until we have defeated Hie enemy and defeat him we will The British com manders confident message to his troops was published as Field Marshal Envin Rommels armored spearheads rolled near er Alexandria and he Nile and Italian air transports despite their strong fighter protection The steady advance of German tank and armored car units has brought a definite threat to Alex andria Die western tip of thc The little coastal village of El Daba which the enemy has oc cupied was formerly the main supply point for the desert Vir tually all the supplies were re moved or destroyed before it was evacuated as the British withdrew toward El Alamein only 65 miles from Alexandria Berlin said Hpmmel already was attacking El Aiatnein A New Zealand combat group which caught an enemy mobile infantry unit on its flank shelled it and bleiv many of its troop transports to pieces even an amateur forecaster Jo draw up a pretty accurate weather map for the entire midwest Origin of the smoke was brush fires m nortinvcst Canada near Alaska Mason City was among Iowa points which observed smoke pall blown northwest Canada the the down from Son of Iowa Pastor Scheduled to Have Been Inducted Drowns MICHIGAN CITY Ind The body of Robert W Flow lev 2o son of the Rex W Glen Row ey of Mount Vcrnon Iowa wa taken from the waters of Lake Michigan here Tuesday Police reported that a note in a lotel room addressed to the young mans father read in part It looks as if this is the only way out Im sorry but it is incv table The officers said they learned that young Rowley who had been employed by a religious periodi cal m Chicago was scheduled to have been inducted into the armv this week J BOYS BODY RECOVERED KNOXVILLE OPThe body of Uyear old Ardean Hammer of Nepas Iowa was recovered from Breast creek near here Tuesday night Ardean drowned while swimming with companions Grave Menace to Alexandria LONDON menace to Alexandria became rapidly graver Wednesday as the axis armored armies rolled steadily eastward toward the great bastion of Britains Mediterranean seapower siili without encountering a solid line o defense A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers headquarters said axis forces were assaulting El Alamein only 65 miles southwest of Alexandria which it called the last fortifica tion before Alexandria itself This would mean an over night jump of roughly 35 miles to the easternmost limit of Qatlara Depression an almost impassible obstacle which com pelled Nati Field Marshal Tr nin Rommel to compress his advance between it and thc coast Beyond El Alamein where thc conidor is 15 miles wide a broad expanse nf desert ivould give Rommel wide freedom of maneu ver with his superior armored strength There was no corroboration here of the nazi claim and thc fluidity of the desert struggle indicated that British forces still may be PcrtinS I the west far behind the farthest enemy penetrations The British had conceded Tues day night however that the in vaders vanguards were beyond fc Daba 3o miles northwest of E1 on the coastal road iu I said only that the enemy hart x TTc sA bekS forces anil thni nn i ;