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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1942, Mason City, Iowa CF C G V f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION Jv J T C Y A f C A fC 1 v VOL XLVIII REPORT HITLER IS REINFORCING ROMMELS ARMY U S Bombers and British Subs Menace Enemys Supply Line By EDWARD KENNEDY CAIRO British mobil columns southwest E Alamein squeezed Field Marshal Erwin Rommels armored right flanl back toward the sea Friday whili United States bombers and Brit ish submarines sought to cut hi Mediterranean supply line A British broadcast quoted reports from Ankara that the axis was moving reinforcements to North Africa from the Bal kans pulling German troops from Jugoslavia and even Crete m an effort to restore Rom mels striking power British headquarters announced that longrange United states bombers hunting axis ships in the Mediterranean shot down two German fighter planes which at i tempted to intercept them j An admiralty communique in I London credited a single British I submarine with sinking one merchant ship from a strongly guarded axis convoy bound for Libya and sending a naval aux iliary vessel to the bottom The change in Rommels line eliminated a sharp angle where the German turns back to the west Now the line forms an frsm west of El Alamein into the desert some 30 miles south of Jtl Daba Thus bit by bit the British ap peared to be narrowing Rommels fh from tne of the bottleneck 70 miles of the big Alexandria naval base de spite the axis chieftains efforts to prevent just such a maneuver Dispatches from Cairo several 1333 ago said General Rommel with his armies exhausted by their 3DQrmle sweep across the desert Iiom Tobruk was attempting to build a wall to guard his south ern flank against British attacks winch might ultimately cut off his avenue of retreat to the west The new axis setback indicating growing British strength in thf critical struggle for the Nile and the Suez canal was the fourth Jnce General Auchinlecks revi talized 8th army turned on the in vaders at E Alamein a week ago f southern sector our mobile columns engaged enemy lorces including tanks and forced them to move north British GHQ announced uhf SPl CS Cairo said that winthere was no immediate ex that Rommel might be 101 ced to execute a general with Minneapolis Man Held by P B I as Spy MIAMI Fla attempt to smuggle a blueprint of a Carib bean army air base into the United Mates has been discovered and Walter Gustafson 24 of Minne apolis Minn has been arrested for violation of the U S espionage act the federal bureau of inves tigation announced Friday Richard G Danner Miami FBI chief who made the an nouncement said the blueprint was found concealed on Gustaf sons person by V S customs inspectors at Pan Americans dinner Key airport here The seizure occurred last Tuesday Gustafson hod been employed by a construction company work ing on the army base He was en route to his home when arrested Danner said a preliminary hear ing will be given Gustafson by U s Commissioner Roger Edward Davis Friday PRETENDED HE WAS REFUGEE NEW YORK govern nent was hurrying toward trial Triday one passenger of the liner Jrottningholm who came to this country seeking military informa icn for Germany instead of The federal bureau oj in vestigation meanwhile continued ts search for more axis agents in disguise The alleged agent was Her bert Karl Friedrich Bahr 29 a German born naturalized American who once was an honor student at Buffalo N Y technical high school and who attended Kensselaer Polytech institute He wascharged with violating spionage laws in Newark N J Thursday His arraignment was cheduled Friday if Bahr posing as a persecuted eivarrived on the Drottningholm une 30 with 911 other American nd alien refugees He had memorized the back ground of a Jewish family to avert suspicion He had 57000 in American currency for passage and bribes had been shown how to get war Information and fur nished with cover addresses in Spain Switzerland and South America He was ordered to use invisi Ie ink to write messages on the acks of innocentlooking com nunications NIMITZ ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY IN PLANE CRASH CoPilot of Plane Carrying Admiral Killed in Accident WASHINGTON navy reported Friday that Admiral Chester W Nimitz commander in chief of the Pacific fleet recently escaped serious injury in an airplane crash on the west coast which cost the life of the planes copilot Nimitz normally in the Ha waiian area was on the main land for a meetiner with Admiral Ernest J Kinr commander in chief of the V S fleet and to receive from King thc distin guished service medal for his conduct of naval operations against the Japanese particu larly the Coral sea and Midway actions The plane crash in which his life apparently was gravely en dangered occurred the navy said at an airfield at a west coast port of Hie United States The copilot killed was Lieut Thomas Morton Roscoe 29 of Toward Sea Air Forces Invade the Boardwalk ATTACK that he could not regroup hiscol umns for a new offensive Cairo observers said apparently hoped to avoid a sCv down battle for two or thre weeks to rest his troops receiv SffiTO and rcbJni COWLESllMED AIDE JO DAVIS Des Moines Man Is Assistant Director of War Information ouics Jr was named assistant dLv h F1 W3rT Fri day by Elmer Davis director Bowles president of the DCS Momes Register and Tribune and rirnt Vke f Mnneapolis star Journa will be in charge of all domestic operations of the office of war information coordinate n Tmmate war m the United States through all channels communication Paul Revere in U S Army Hopes to Ride a Jeep FORT DEVENS Mass UR Paul Revere 25 of Braintrce di rect descendant of the famed American patriot and midnight rider was sworn into the U S army Friday He expects to ride a Director J Edgar Hoover of the FBI said in Washington that Bahr had attended a German technical school at Hanover and worked in various German indus trial plants He admitted Hoover said that the gestapo began train ing him in October 1941 for an espionage job in this country Bahr who has a wife work ng as a maid in the home of a Buffalo X Y doctor and a 3 year old son living at the Al bany N Y home for children came to the United States in July 1936 and went to Buffalo where he entered high school His mother and brother Georee said at Buffalo that they couldnt believe it They believed he still was in tiermany to which he returned in 1938 to study There never was Warns Against Impatience Over Invasion of Europe MACKENZIE Wide World War Analyst ADMIRAL CHESTER was a iinii IJCV1 a hint in his letters that he nazi they said It is an old trick of the nazis to smuggle in agents as persecuted Jews Oakland Cal He is survived by his widow Mrs Ruth B Roscoe of the same address The navy said that several pas sengers were slightly injured and described Nimitzs injuries as minor and insufficient to cause any interruption of liis journey 3f Nimitz 57 wlio has been com mander in chief of thc Pacific fleet since the relief from that as signment of Admiral Husband E Kimmel received this citation from King For exceptionally meritori ous service as commander in chief U S Pacific fleet In that position of great responsibility he exercised sound judgment and decision in his employment and disposition of units of the Pacific fleet during thc period immediately following our en try into war with Japan His conduct of thc operations of the Pacific fleet resulting in suc cessful actions ajrainsl the enemy in the Coral sea in May T Midway isand j June 1942 was characterized by unfailing judgment and sound decision coupled with skill and vigor His exercise of command on all occasions left nothing to be desired out the admonitfon to be carried out Well in the n continent would is that front is to b 1C timc mustnt be impetuously impatient eaSWe As to how it will be achieved one recalls thc remark of n British HERBERT BAFiR Hands of FBI Buy war savings bonds and JoT Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITYSomewhat warm er Friday afternoon Not much change m temperature Fridav night and Saturday forenoon IOWA Little change in tempera ture Friday night and Saturday forenoon y MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Friday night and Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY Maximum Thursday RS Minimum in Night ag At 8 a m Friday 70 Precipitation n YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 92 62 11 111 VL I311U5 naval officer recently that I ca promise you the invasion will not come in the way everyone pects Anyway it presents a neu problem for no comparable op eration has been carried out undei conditions of modern warfare can say that it will be one of most dangerous and difficult un dertakings in all military history We know in advance that the anxious Hun is forearmed The position undoubtedly is as suc cinctly described the other day by a German high command spokes man We arc expecting an inva sion at any time Let them try it We are ready The whole occupied coastal area from Norway clear down hrouBh France has been heav ily fortified A network of stra tegic railways has been built The nazis have even broiisht up pjfi guns from Frances Maginot line The preliminary to any invasion must be a terrific aerial bombard ment of all enemy coastal posi t defenses and force the enemy air fleet farther inland from their airdromes The British say thc nazi defenses wont stand up under the punishment they will get Next would come thc movement of Jioops Where landings would be undertaken certainly j a mat ter of speculation They mighT be made anywhere and thc locatior ouici depend on circumstances The area which the nazis have nms carefully fortified is the Boiilosnccalais sector on the narrowest part of the English channel only twenty miles away irom the while cliffs of Dover Probably numerous landings would be attempted simultan eously alonsthe coastline per haps avoiding this strongly held BoulogneDover area until it could be outflanked musl go to es tablish beachheads and what fhaf workld bCltCr or both British and them must go technicians and workers who will create facilities of the main orces prepare landing warplanes and what not That wll be a nasty job in the face of fierce resistance by su perior forces Thats where the combined AngloAmerican air force will come in for on thc air men must fail largely the initial defense of the eaHy landing forces Wilh the establishment of beach heads the mam Invasion forces would be rushed across the chan nel Probably a million 1Ucn American and British would be moved on to the continent in due course As a guess five thousan barges maybe more would employed each carrying fifty L so fully equipped soldiers Thei also would be barges for tanks nn artillery ant other mechanic equipment The barges with their pre cious freight would proceed un der a vast canopy of air power They would be escorted by na val strength These troops musl Je equipped to take care of themselves for several days maybe a week for apart from such materiel as is carried on the barges the main supplies arc yet to he moved Only after lie troops ilavc established themselves ami prepared air aromcs for allied planes can the armada of supply ship be start ed for the continent The battle ardromcs will be fierce While all this is going on tin people of the occupied countrie presumably will have risen and b staking at thc Germans in everC arms will be by the 7TESTIFHT NAZISTRIAL First Publicity on Saboteurs Hearing Issued by General JAMES J STREBIG WASHINGTON iff Having opened a crack in he curtain of secrecy surrounding the military trial of eight nazis accused of comingto America by submarine to sabotage industry office of war information officials sought Fri day to expand the information available to thc public by releas ing two bulletine daily The first hrcak in the barrier against publicity which was raised in the interest of national security came late Thursday ivitli the issuance of two brief statements by Maj Gen Frank I IMcCoy president of the sevengeneral trial commission The information was limited to a disclosure that the proceedm began on Wednesday with rlisposal of some preliminary procedural motions that fcvon witnesses testified during he first two days and that all participants were sworn tn secrecy It tool a determined effort by timer Davis recently appointed OWI director and a conference among President Roosevelt Secre tary of WaiStimson anrl Davis to wrench that much loose The military kept a firm grip on the information lo be re leased by providing that it could come only from General McCoy Inero were indications that the case being unfolded by thc pro secution misht have reached the stage of telling the story of thc cnasc and capture of the German born prisoners who were trained in sabotage at Berlin This could only be conjectured however the official information its all we have room for I be a titanic fight in whicl many men must die on land o sea and tn the air The coastline and channel will be a blazing hell ISo the TopKick Feels Pretty Low CAMP BRANDING Fia 1st Sgt Eugene Saffold of Bclton Texas one of Camp BLindings toughest infantry topkicks was fcehng pretty low Friday t He had to withdraw a recent verbal order that hed allow no coudirt lick company h couldnt pronounce he down the counts Peter J i N J former Yankees professional ultimatum on both of En football fc iiaaiuiui JOOIDall wevVh11 heavy weght boxer with a record 23 straight knockouts of PASTORS WIFE HURT BLAIR Ivebr Gor aon JIacLean wife of a Malvcrn Iowa Presbyterian minister was ured seriously when their car ddcd near here Thursday The Kcv Mr MacLcan suffered minor njunes Big Battle Is Fought in Arctic LONDON air and sea battle in which the German war ships Tirpitx Luetzovv Hipper and Scneer attempted to intervene was fought by u convoy of American British and Russian ships pressiiW through thc Barents sea toward Murmansk reliable sources re ported Friday The buttle fought in the M liouv daylight of the Arctic hc gan on Saturday north and east of Bear island it was understood anrl resulted in these develop ments 1 Itussian bombing attacks on German bases in north Fin land and Norway where 30 iiazi planes were destroyed and 27 damaged in an effort to break up air stalls at the allied route for supplies to the red army 2 An attempted attack by the lOOOOtoii German battle shin Tirpilz accompanied by thc 10000ton cruiser Hipper and the nockct battleships hclioor and Lutzmv ami eight of which were forced back apparently wittiout making contact because a Rus sian submarine torpedoed aii1 seriously damaged thc Tirpitz 3 A series of claims by the ticrman radio that a total of 35 out of 38 allied merchant shins ami one American ileavv cruiser had been sunk in at tacks by airplanes and sub marines on thc convoy and ad mission that three Germin Planes were destroyed alleged ly by suicide dives to thc deck of the U s cruiser 4 A reported conference of American British and Russian representatives in regard to methods of improving protec tion of supply through thc German dominated Arctic sector The German claims deCOrivoy losscs are cxaggerat The comment still unofficial jvas the first allied confirmation that a conflict was in progress regarding tl propaganda ror claims red aii series of lacked such cictait Meanwhile FBI Mjsar Hoover gave that the Director J a strong im persons who i wnr idccl tne men after they arrived tins country might be tried on reason charges SpcaJVnB Ic Thursday ih Hoovor declared that those who gave them the eight i if ucrc traitors T nail not become profitable Some persons who aided the e men already have been ar but no official statement estcd it 11 cen made or ontinue Probe of AutoTruck Mishap on v S an autotruck crash Vcdnesday night in which James of Ccdar RED AIRMEN RAID FINLAND NORWAY MOSCOW force Friday reported clll Oi successful raids against German bases m Finland and Norway from winch enemy airplanes had been attacking allied convoys to Murmansk The Itussian bomber squad ron alone reported destruction of 30 grounded German fighter and bomber nlancs and the damaging of 27 others Hangars and bomb depots were set ablaze by the Russian planes ail or winch returned safely Mounting air anrl naval action is centering in the region of Altii rnnnsk the soviet dispatches From bases in North finiand anrl Norway the luftwaffe has been maintaining constant threat to soviet communications and rcc larly making sorties over Mur mansk and other cities In the past few days the sov iet air force undertook a series of successful raids on these bases The bomber squadron alone re ported destruction of SO grounder enemy fighters and bombers 1 others were dam aged Hangars and a bomb depot were set ablaze inquiry ijiovnn njurcd has been continued fol owmg a prelimini hursday by the Linn icnffs office and Coroner R t lunden The crash occurred near alKcr Iowa You Can Buy Your Extra Sugar Bonus Allotment on No 7 WASHINGTON MYon ao now buy your extra 2pound bonus allotment of sugar by pre senting ration stamp No 7 to your grocer The stamp became valid Friday morning OPA announced and may be used until midnight of Auc 2 as authorized by OPA last week ine sugar purchasable with iimp 7 is in addition to the regular rations provided by stamps No a and No G No 5 also good or a 2pound sugar purchase may be used until midnight July 25 after which stamp No 6 may be used until midnight Aug 22 MAJORITY NOMINATED DES MOINES the exception of Judge John J Hallor an whose place on the ticket went to Judge C Edwin Moore of the Drs Moines municipal court all incumbents were nom inated for reelection at the Polk county republican judicial con vention VIOLENT TANK BATTLES RAGE ONRUSSFRONTS Soviet Forces Take Offensive Near Orel Nazis Cross Don River By HENRY C CASS1DY MOSCOW IP German lank forces which crossed thc upper Don bit into the soviet defenses before Voronezh Friday while 100 miles to the south a second furious battle raged full force nt lie ap proaches to Rossoih where rein forced German troops had driven a new salient 90 miles into the Russian line Red Star organ of the soviet army said conditions west of Voronezh wcre becoming more complicated and those near HOSSDSII very difficult with combat ciose to the city An important red army counter attack designed to relieve pressure on Voronezh was reported threat ening thc German Hank however and fieri Staisaid stubborn bat tles there may have a serious in fluence over the position near Voronezh It was not disclosed whether this counterattack was in tho Orel sector IG5 miles northivest of Voronezh where thc Germans have reported Russian troops on the offensive Russian tanks leading an at tack on one position where the Germans were described as par ticularly vulnerable were said to have rolled the nazi line back and renccupicd several noints In the battle before Voronezh key rail link between the Russian central and southern armies the Germans have established Uyo main bridgeheads across thc Don at tremendous sacrifice of men accounts from that front said One column of 101 tanks was reported attacking i Russian set tlement on the cast bank still en countering stiff resistance However the Russians saiil the main forte of Field Mar shal Ewald von KleisCs fourth tank army iras massed west of the river waiting under Russian aerial attack and ImiKrniiKc bombardment o cross for a re newed attack as soon as the nazi foothold on the cast bank could be widened The Russians ako were report id battling hard on thc defensive n the Rossosh region where the Jcrmans drove another deep sal on I toward the big bend of the Don 00 miles south of Voronezh and 100 miles north of Rostov lorth gate to thc Caucasus The fighting hns swelled Jo an mmense scnle Russian dispatches declared Red Star the armv lewspaper said conditions west of Voronezh arc becoming more complicated It appealed for a snnrl lo Die death The Russians rcpnrtcil they withdrew in Bond order towaril Rossnsli after several days nf steadily increased uayi pressure to avoid lcinK flanked The Germans were said tn have Poured in strimg reserves in creasing their numerical supe riority particularly in tanks The frontline accounts said thc Germans occupied several more communities and penetrated inr the Russian defenses in depth n they strove fiercely to break on through to the cast The invaders again were with in 235 miles or Stalingrad indus trial city of 3880DO on the lower Volga as they wcre in their ill fated thrust along the Azov sea coast to Rostov last fall Hundreds of thousands or sian onrl rc sci marshaled in the defense efforts The soviet information bu reau disclosed at midnight that the triangular invasion salient Mashed 120 miles eastward to lhc Don near Voronezh was ex panding rouRhiy in tlic shape of a square with fighting south ward in thc Rossosh region During July 0 it faid our troops continued stubborn battles to the west o Voronezh anrl m thc area of the town of Kossosh Volga manufacturing centers and Caucasus oil were described officially as the na7i m an exhortation to soviet soldiers to hold their ground at any cost iNot one more step backward thc army newspaper Red star urged We cannot afford to yield another yard of soviet soil At lhc same time thc informa tion bureau said heavy German esses had compelled thc Hit lerite clKjuie lo withdraw crablc forces from France and dispatch them to thc cast ;