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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa MO IKES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII THIS PAPKIt CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ur j vvu fiLtrliUIVS i r IHi jjm m m m ONENO 232 TANKS PLANES BATTLE ALONG DON ik U S AIR DRIVE IS DEVELOPING ON CHINA FRONT Chinese Acknowledge Japs Have Conquered ChekiangKiangsi R R By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports on the developing Unit ed States air offensive against the Japanese in China offset some what Thursday the gloom of a belated Chinese acknowledgement that the enemy had completed con quest of the ChekiangKiangsi railway on the first leg of a proj ect to link Shanghai and Singapore overland Long before the Japanese can effect their grandiose plan which involves not only use of E existing lines but construction of at least one new section the American air offensive prob ably will have hit its stride Thursdays communique from the headquarters of Lieut Gen Joseph W Stilwell detailed at tacks on the Japanese at Hankou and Canton on July 2 4 and 6 The latest assault was a rerun trip to Hankow jn aee of ad verse weather on that trip allied oombers attacked stores and wharves at the Yangtze port and left eight fires blazing in the tar Two days earlier on the Fourth of WhiteCloud airdrome near Canton was the target and several Japanese planes were de stroyed aground The July 2 raid was on Japanese wharves and probable damage shin Png in that area AJuly1 at3ck on Hankow had Heavy Guard at Saboteurs Trial Hesper Girl Tells of Staying With Alleged Kidnapers to See Them Hung for Attack Soldiers Girl Taken by Police Jn Denver After Stealing Car DECORAH search Cov year old Margaret Rollie ot Hesper abducted June 30 by two the night of oldier hitch Confirming the loss on July 1 of he last 30mile foothold on the CliekianjrKiangsi railway a Chinese army spokesman said ual enemy attempts to pocket arjre Chinese forces were frus trated Headded that the Japanese used 30000 troops in their final l Sad that the withdrawn westward and tlfe Japanese said their new offensive in south eastern Chekiang province started on Tuesday had resulted in occu the town of Haikow Srk mils of Lishui on the Wu river V The latest word from another active theater of the Pacific the aier the fogbound Aleutians was a navy communique Wednesday night snyms that another Japa nese destroyer was believed to have been sunk by a United States submarine in the vicinity of island on July 5 Three destroyers were sunk and a fourth was left burning fiercely m Fourth of July submarine at c hikers to whom her escort had given a ride ended Thursday with receipt of word that she was safe in Denver Colo The soldiers identified by Denver Detective Sergeant Les lie C Saivyer as absent with out leave from Fort Sill Okla were taken to Fort Collins Colo to await filing of charces ins out of slugginc of a motorist who had offered them aid The girl told the Colorado au thorities that the pair had robbed her escort of S40 taken his car and had driven west with her Sawyer said John McNey of Livermore Colo stopped when he e came upon the mens stalled auto mobile and offered to take them to the nearest town in his car In stead the officer related the men hit McNey over the head with a wrench left him unconscious at the side of the road and fled ii his car The two soldiers and the girl were picked up in Denver Tues day night just a week after Or ville Salveson 30 year old Hes per fanner reported the abduc tion to Sheriff George Harms here Salveson said he had met the girl in Mabel Minn where she nad been visiting relatives and they were on their way to a dance the The aid of officers in Minnesota Relates Experiences of WeekLong Tour With Two Deserters DENVER UttFederal agents Ihursday investigated the story a 16 year old Iowa girl who said she stayed with two soldiers on a weeklong holdup tour ot the mid west because she wanted to sec them hung for what they did to her Margaret Rollic who has been missing from her home at Hesper Iowa for a week said that Pvt Elmer F Kuskc 23 formerly of Lakewood Colo and Pvt David Westman 19 Trinidad Colo took her away from her escort and attacked her criminally Then they tried to get rid of me she was quoted by police but I told them I would stay with them until I saw them hung Detective Sgt Leslie Sawyer said Xuske and Westman had con WILHELMSHAVEN RAIDED BY RAF German Naval Base Attacked 4 English Bombers Are Missing LONDON strong force Koicc bombers lacked German naval base and submarine build ing center Wednesday niht their Jiyst atUck on Germany since Ihe night of july 2 thc air ministry announced Thursday added wcrc missing it Thc Germans said Wilhelms liavcn and Wesermuencie port at the mouth of the Weser river 20 Wlhelmshaven were three of shot Fighter command aircraft at the same time attacked enemy airdromes and other objectives in occupied France The air rmnistry said they intercepted and de stroyed two German bombers the raid on Germany followed five mghts of bad wealhcr The only otheraid there this month thc July 2 atlack on Bremen iir o tu iviiiiiiesoia Wisconsin and Illinois was en listed in the widespread search for the missing girl The federal bu reau of investigation also joined m thc hunt After other clues had proved fruitless two large posses one of 3J men and another of 25 were organized to comb wooded areas near here over Ihe July 4 holiday for the girls body in the event she had been slain by the fleeing Officials here Thursday awailcd ivord of the disposition of the men V the Colorado authorities be fore deciding on a course of action Miss Rollie is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Julius Rollie of Hesper Sheriff Ted Schaefer at Fort Collins said the men also were in volved in these cases Hodges of Denver robbed in his automobile July Fielner of Den Ter and companion robbed of 513 and Fielners car keys in Red Rocks park near Denver Baker and his vife held up on West Colfnx avc lue in Denver Bakers wallet tak n but Mrs Bakers purse which oruained S70 left untouched July B Bernhardt of Sici icy Ncbr Mrs Bernhardt and wo daughters were in stalled car eight miles east of Cheyenne Wyo Two men in another car took Hemhardt in their machine offer ing to take him to Cheyenne In stead they robbed him pushed him out of car July two men using was stalled near Livermore Colo John McISey of Livermore offered to give them a ride They struck him on tne head with a wrench and knocked him out They fled in his car awny 1 II the invading aircraft were down Electrocuted While Unloading Transformer at Jesup Substation WATEKLOO MiCIarcncc 42 of Waterloo was electrocuted at Jesup Iowa Wed nesday afternoon while with other employes of the Iowa Pub lic Service company here he was unloading a transformer from a iruck at the companys 33000 volt Jesup substation Tne transformer was being un loaded from the rear of the truck fessed they had walked from the army camp at Port Sill Oka and had admitted several holdups and car thefts in Iowa and Colorado They were arrested in a down town street intersection Wednes day when officers identified their automobile as one stolen from Fort Collins Colo Sawyer said they admitted stealing the car when the other one ran out of gas Miss Rollie said she was ridine a week ago with prville Salves ton 30 along an highway when they picked up the two hitchhiking soldiers At an inter section the soldiers refused to get out of the car They made Orville get out and start walking she said The soldiers drove north into Minnesota taking Mjss Rollie along She told police they wouldnt let her out of their sight They warned me theyd get me if I ried to escape sie told police She said that Kushe attacked her in the car shortly heforc they reached Preston Minn After that I didnt care what happened to me she said The soldiers then drove into the Black Hills district of South Da kota down through Nebraska and into Colorado where they stole the other cor at Fort Collins Federal bureau of investigation agents who would not comment on the possibility of filing kidnap charges against Kuske and West man said they would talk to the soldiers the girl and Larimer county officers where tie two men staged a holdup They said any such charges would be filed in Des Moines Ue District of thc eight ac thc justice department hnilrih niii L 11 uaiiuijriu I Note armored United States army car as a guard on the rear step F R Urges Congress Break Deadlock Over Farm Funds Declares No Phase of Productive Effort Should Be Crippled miH winchSimmons bcing Either the boom on thc tmck or the cable attached to thc boom touched high tension wires of he substation Public Service officials faid The electric charge traveled down the cable and Simmons BRITISH OCCUPY FRENCH ISLAND Take Mayotte Isle in Mozambique Channel Without Resistance LONDON iP British forces occupied the French island of Mayottq m the Mozambique chan nel on July 2 without resistanc or casualties the war office an nounced Thursday Mayotte is one of the Comoro islands Grand Comorc Aniouan and Moheili are the other prin cipal islands IWayottc with a population of less tnan 18000 and an area of HO square miles is an island pro ducing principally rum and pcr V10 situ ated of the Comoros for control of the Mozambique channel bein about 200 miles west of Madagast car the northern part of which the British occupied in Mav and about 300 miles cast of Portu gese East Africa from Portuguese WASHINGTON Roosevelt made another attempl Thursday to persuade congress to break a long deadlock over agri culture department operations de claring that our war needs do not permit compromise or partisan discord The issue in matters in dis agreement between Ihc senate and hnusc he said in a state ment is that of more abundant production of the thincs we need He added hat ive can not afford to cripple any part of our productive effort with un necessary legislative shackles The presidential statement ac companied his signature of n stopgap bill which supplied funds tor the agriculture depart ment for the month of July Con gress still is wrangling over the departments full year appropria tion The main points in disagreement are the questions of selling wheat at subparity prices for livestock feeding and thc size of thc appro priation for thc farm security ad ministration The house hns insisted on ban ning any sales of sovcinmetit hcld wheat at les than parity v v iiidii JJalllv while die senate has voted to sell 125000000 bushel of wheat under the parity feeding pur poses alone Mr Rooscvcll said he rccrcHed that operations of a depart ment so essential to our domes tic and war needs should be left m such a predicament in this critical period in the nations history Declaring that this is no time lo hamstring successful princi pies the chief executive asserto that freedom to utilize the govern ment stock of grain in accord wit the principles of the evernonnc granary was a necessary means t the end of achieving more adc juale agricultural production Only through Uicsc prjIci Pics he said can we assure increased production of live stock and Uairy products so es sential to our war On flic isuc of Ihc FSA I administration bad requested ai appropnaiion or the senate voted and th house 5127070000 The president asserled lhat th senate provisions represenled minimum step jn utilizing farn manpower for increased food pro fit Ulr he said o sai were to enahli underemployed farmers to pro duce more and make their pro duction available for war needs T used the thc same basic arguments which he presented again Thurs day That was in a letter to offi cials of seven farm labor and re ligious organiznlions which backet his stand on the issues involved Gene Autry Enlists in Army Air Corps HOLLYWOOD Au Iry cowboy film star disclosed Thursday that he hasenlisted in the army air corps He said he had passed his physical examination during a recent personal appear ance tour in the east and lhat he would report for duty at Washi ngton D C about Aug 1 Aulry will nol receive a commission Dispatches East Africa Tuesday reported sinking of three neutral or allied 1 Sips in the rhan i e ozamique channel and an attack on a fourth by submarines A New Gnu NEW YORK PThe father gnu finally got the llca been asking of mother gnu for gnus today Eleventh Hour Appeal for More Scrap Rubber Is Made t x theres a Bronx zoo An eleventh hour appeal lo every man woman and child in Iowa to make a final search through closets attics basements garages feed lots machinery sheds and barns for additional arlicles to aid in President Roose velts scrap rubber drive was made Wednesday by G C Lloyd secretary of thc Iowa Petroleum Industries committee W J Hughes chairman of the Cerro Gordo county rubber collec tion effort staled that every ef fort was being made to complete Ihc work in the county Friday Rubber and more rubber is needed lo bring the drive in Iowa lo a successful conclusion Mr Lloyd said The response from very gcner w gnu 3 he ou o dak but wUh I the campaign on July 10 in sight Ifri must makc a final Thc army navy and the ma rine and air corps have had to cut their use of rubber in mililary equipment 25 per cent so there is literal truth in the slogan With your pounds of scraps you help pound thc Japs Rubber should be taken to a gasoline service station Mr Lloyd said but anyone who finds it im possible to gel his collection of scrap to a service station should notify the Boy Scouth or other local cooperating organization industrial and commercial con cerns and families whose scrap rubber collections are too large to be handled by the Boy ScouU should notify the rubber committee salvage committee uc will be sent around to make th pickup county scrap r he county and a Iruck SECOND DAY OF TRIAL STARTED Large Crowds Disappeai as Progress of Case Is Cloaked in Secrecy WASHINGTON trial of eight German saboteurs landed on American shores from subma rines went into its second day Thursday still cloaked in deepest secrecy All you can say now is lhat the tnnl has started a justice de partment spokesman said as At torney General Francis Biddlc Di rector J Edgar Hoover of the fed eral bureau of investigation anJ other aides entered the suite in the justice department building where the trial is being held be fore a special military commission A short time later the while house revealed that Secretary War Henry L Stimsor and Direc tor Elmer Davis of the new office of war information hod arranged to see President Roosevelt togelhcr There was no Information on Die subject of the meeting but there was speculation that it might be a showdown on whether some in formation should be made public about the progress of the trial The public excitement crentcct iy thc proceedings appeared to lave subsided somewhat since the trial opened Wednesday There c tendered groups of persons about the streets flanking the building and vigilant police nen flood guard at the main en trances but there were no huge crowds or concessionaries as there were Wednesday News cameramen loitered pa lently across the street from the vest entrances waiting for shots of the windowless patrol wagons n which the prisoners are trans ported to and from the district ail under heavy guard Henry Paynter a represcnla ive of the office of war informs ion appeared at the justice de partment but said he had not re ceived any word from Maj Gen McCoy president ol lh mihtary commission as to whetn r there would be any neivs re eased about the trial Paynter airt he had instructions merely to land by and wait until such time s McCoy might send for him Dont Turn In Your by Hitler Duce Hirohito SALT LAKE CITY nd the FBf were flooded with elephone calls Leaflets had been left at undrcds of doors saying Dont urn in your rubber Dont acnfice Help hasten the day thc new order comes to thc nited States They were signed Hitler Mus olim and Hirohito hut theyd ecn left by Boy Scouts aiding he salvage drive Nazis Claim Red Defenses Are Shaken BERLIN From German Broad German breach in the southern sector of the Rus sian front has shaken the so viet defenses west of the Don river for a breadth of more than 300 miles and sent the reel army into disorderly retreat closelv pursued by nazi mechanized and air formations the German high command reported Thursday The communique dealt in broad generalizations implying that a great German victory was in the making but giving no sup porting details or specific loca tions and leaving thc situation open to speculation by use of the unusual word shaken in refer ence to Russian defenses These defenses were placed west of the Don and again there vvas no reference to thc German Tuesdays communique claim to the capture of Voronezh miles east of the Don SMALL GERMAN PARTIES TRY TO CROSS BARRIER Some Groups Reaching East Bank Hold Firmly Despite Intense Fire MOSCOW offen sive spearheads breaking through Russian defenses in a drive against the Don river front were reported Thursday night fighting prob ably the most gigantic tank and air battle in history against Rus sian defenders littered the German and GermanaDiei troops are in full movement alone the whole mile line the communique said if Russian attacks designed to re lieve the southern front have been repelled by German troops in four days of hard fighting north and northwest of Orel with heavy Russian casualties the high com mand reported Thus far 289 Russian tanks have been destroyed it added DNB otficial German new agency said it learned from the high command lhat 490 soviet tanks had been destroyed or pul out of action on the eastern fronl within six days In thc rear area south of Rzhev 130 miles west of Mos cow on the central front en circled soviet forces arc under attack from all sides and have been pressed more closely lo Kcther it was announced Wednesday thc Germans said they hatl surrounded strong Itus forces in a large area north of Rzhcv On the Volkhov river fronl south of Leningrad repented so viet attacks against a German Bridgehead were declared to have een frustrated with severe Rus sian casualties and loss of 17 tanks German planes attacking thc Arctic port of Murmansk were credited with causing extensive fires Tn all istcd as Russian planes were shot doun Wednesday ilone with soviet losses totaling 980 planes between June 23 and July G Fish Catches Boy 13 3ut Junior Gets Away BHOOKIIELD Mo h e ish cauchl Junior Van Bibber 3 but Junior got away He was swimming in thc Couti club lake A fish tackled him Twice he was pulled under be fore a companion rescued htm the pound catfish still clinging to his hand They killed it be fore its grip loosened Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Scattered showers and thunder squnlls Thursday afternoon Thursday night and Friday forenoon Not much change in temperature IOWA Thunder showers but not much change in temperature Thursday night nci Friday forenoon except somewhat warmer in extreme tion Thursday night cast por MINNESOTA Scattered thuudcr fhowcrs Thursday Friday forenoon night and Not much change in temperature except somewhat warmer northeast portion Thursday night and cooler northwest portion Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 84 Minimum Wednesday ss At 8 a m Thursday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum m Minimum Precipitation 07 west bank of the river with scores ol wrecked enemy machines Some of Ihc estimated 2000 enemy tanks leading the German breakthrough to thc Don river fought thciiway across to the east 10 bank where dispatches said they were partly wiped out This presumably would mean that some German units were still on the east bank of the river but it was not indicated thiil any im portant crossing had been made The soviet air force on Wednesday smashed GO German liinks and irmorcd vehicles which were spread In a timcle of wreckage alone the west bank of the Don The Germans aiming at Voro nezh and the Svoboda railroad junction kept throwing in mass es ot reserves with nnzi ailplanes circling over their pontoon bridges and nazi artillery laying down tre mendous protective barrages Large groups of German fighter planes often 15 at a time circled over the units trying to break across the river Dispatches said that is many as 2000 tanks were tinown into the battle by both sides on one narrow sector with air battles in progress overhead II was emphasized hat the Rus sian position wns very grave and thai the Germans were massing as many as 800 tanks at one point along the river bank in in effort to force a crossing UNABLE TO GET BKOAU FOOTHOLD ON EAST RANK MOSCOW fP Germanys mightiest offensive of 1042 has failed thus far to gain any broad foothold east of the great Don river barrier and red army coun terattacks from thc flanks have endangered the nazi wedge of the river battiefront dis atches reported Thursday With massed tanks anil an infantry force padded heavily with Rumanians Huiifrartans and Slovaks for numerical su periority the Germans wcrn reported slilj forcing crossing hi small uroiins in in effort In rcffiin roiitholtlx where Ihrir earlier b r i el ff c h c nf s vcro smashed Sonic of thcse the Ilussiins said were wiped out but olhcr of the axis advance forces were holding on grimly in thc facc o artillery and machincgun Russian dispatches said thai as a result of tankled Russian coun ter blows which recaptured sev eral communities on the flanks ot Inc nazi wedge west of the river thc Germans were forced to divert large forces from their drive toward Voronezh The Russian counterattacks apparently centered northwest of Voronezh perhaps aimed from Orel at Kursk starling point of the nazi drive Earlier n Russian withdrawal from Stary Oskol 65 miles south west ot Voronezh had widened miles A huge force was accumulalcd for tne greatest offensive so far in thc 1942 cam paign iimcrt lo surge ncvoss thc Don and cut communications be tween central and southern Rus Dispatches Mid the situation was serious on thc west bank where some reel army detach ments were forced to retreat anew The Germans occupied a number of points But in the rela tively narrow sector where the in vaders had reached the river they appeared so far to have failed to cross in force The struffglc for thc Don de veloped inlo a pichccl balllc after the Germans failed hi their original plan to slip swift the German salient soulhwcsl of Voronezh ;