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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ft PART VENT GF 11 I Af 0 ARCHIVES V 7 I o I A HOME EDITION NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ONTTE PRESS FULL MASON CITY 1QWA SATURDAY JULY 11 1942 THIS PAPW COASTS SECWONS M M H 234 NAZIS CLAIM MORE GAINS IN RUSSIA Allied Flyers Strafe Rommel Forces CLINCH GAIN OF 5 MILES MADE IN DESERT WAR Ground Fighters and Airmen Achieve New Mark in CoOperation CAIRO ground straf ers flying so low they literally could see the whites of the enemys eyes allied airmen delivered Sat urday the mightiest air assault ever witnessed in desert warfare to clinch a fivemite gain in ground lighting on the northern sector of the El Alamein front Several hundred prisoners un officially were reported taken by the British Friday as the German Italian position gave way to the west of El Alamein The communique however said only that a number had been captured Planes reentering the fray as fast as they could refuel and reload their guns and bomb racks relent lessly attacked axis armored troops supply columns and air fields and swept the skies in pro tective patrols over allied posi tions Sweating dustgrimed soldiers attested that a new high mark for cooperation had been achieved between ground fighters and the airmen who include members of the United States army air forces A greatly strengthened enemy air force rose to challenge the violent allied assanltTand dog fiffhts raeed hih above a huge expanse of desert The axis force appeared to be drawing mainly on the Italians for air reinforcements losing many of them British General Sir Claude Uich inlcck reopened the ravage desert figlumg Friday with the drive that bent back the axis lines on the north A number of prisoners were captured in the British thrust which began before dawn and casualties were inflicted on the enemy the communique said It also spoke of damage wrought referring presumably to axis motorized equipment The British thrust was accom panied by an axis advance east ward in the southern sector of the front and British mobile columns engaged this force The fivemile British advance was made along the railroad line leading westward from El Ala mein While the British and German forces clashed in both the north ern and southern sectors of the El Alamein front RAF fighter planes moved overhead to attack axis gun emplacements Large forces of enemy bomb ers escorted by fighters were engaged in battle by these KAF planes and at least eight axis fighters were shot down the communique said Many others were damaged In addition two axis aircraft were destroyed on a landing fielc at El Daba 35 miles west of E Alamein it was reported Axis aircraft were very active over Malta again Friday the joint HAFGcneral Headquarters com munique said and RAF fighters shot down 19 enemy planes From all the operations in desert lighting and over Malta British Mediterranean base 13 ritish aircraft were reported missing The renewal of fighting came after 10 days of comparative quiet and liiere were many indications LhJ the Iap Egypt was in the balance with each army seeking to strike a mortal blow The action started a few hours after Field Marshal Erwin Rom mel shortened and reformed his lines by withdrawing his right Jiing farther northward toward the Mediterranean under pres sure of British mobile units United States Commander Rewarded stands 6 Armed With Machineguns Go on Rampage at Flagstaff One Negro Soldier Shot Another Wounded DCDnDTIZDO HCT as Group Is Quelled RCrUn I CltO UL I INTO COURTROOM ijtaieD anu bombers have whittled un ceasingly at Rommels transport and rear communication lines in the last week the size of his con centrations in the front area and m tile immediate rear indicated the fighting probably would be bitter and prolonged uhe Grman commander has fresh supplies for the struggle a certainty for British re ports have told of axis convoys rnov Across trie rvvditcrT3nG3n toward Libya Some of these sup ply ships have been sunk by Brii tsh submarines and others have been attacked by United States irmy bombers FLAGSTAFF Ariz Negro soldiers armed with ma chineguns automatic rifles and iistols terrorized the business dis trict about 3 o m Saturday be fore one was shot and killed and another wounded Sheriff Perry Francis reported Maj If C Nichols in com mand of Negro troops on guard duty here said police shot two of the soldiers and captured the others f Sf Names of the soldiers were not immediately available The sheriffs office reported the soldiers apparently were angered by refusal of admittance to an allnight cafe They obtained the arms and began shooting in the street out side the cafe the sheriffs office said Only a few shots were fire it was understood nncl no citi zens were injured Officer fire dropped two of the soldiers and the others were seized and taken to jail Major Nichols said Major Nichols said he soldier Killed was intoxicated and that all were away without leave from their camp He said he had not learned how the soldiers obtained the weapons Nichols said be was conducting an investigation in cooperation with civil police and that he could not disclose all details of the affair until it was completed A coroners inquest into the death of the soldier was to be held at 10 a m at which Nichols and Francis said n complete report would be made by civil officers who subdued the soldiers Wounded Gunner Puts Out Flames on Bomber Shoots Down Jap Plane m the legs 19yearold Trevor Wise Australian air gunner doused flames aboard his bullet piereed bomber shot down an at tacking Japanese Zero fighter then swam three miles to shore after is plane was forced down into ie sea Wises gallant performance oc curred recently when his squadron f American bombers was attacked ty 18 Zeros while returning from a raid on Lae New Guinea Despite the loss of the use ot hh gs he refused to climb aboard his planes life raft because it was Permitted to Make Brief Visit Where 8 Saboteurs Arc Tried WASHINGTON IP Eleven newsmen ami two government press officials were admitted Sat urday into the improvised court room where eight nazis are on trial for their lives before a presi dentiallyappointed commission of seven generals The brief visit probably was the first time that newspaper reporters ever hart iiccn ad mitted to such u scene Although the court was in full session with a government agent on the witness sUincl it was not actually proceeding with evidence at he time of the visit The eight prisoners rat along the west wall of i long high ceil ingcd roomX which normally is used to train the kind of ngenti who the FBI said hindered their carefully laid plans to blast American war plants with explo sives brought to tliis country aboard the submarine which de livered them it lonely spots on the cast coast last month For the most part the prison ers looked bit glum although two or three smiled occasionally in an embarrassed manner as they becamc the objects of attention from the reporters One of them Edward John g sat much of the time talking to a memhcr of the de fense counsel staff The visit was arranged by Hen ry Pnynlci i representative of the office of war information who placed his request with Brigadier General Albert L Cox who re layed to Genernl McCoy The commission announced Sat urdny in its first midday state ment on progress that the morn ing had been spent in cross cx amininR the FBf witness who had testified directly Friday and in the direct examination of a second FBI watness 12 PI Minnesota U Regents Wont Allow Army Ail Show to Use Stadi Kill Little Butcher in Polish Fight LONDON Erich Guttart chief of the nazi gestapo in the Lublin district of Poland was killed in n clash between elite storm troopers and Polish gueril las led by a Russian 1 Polish refu ee government Saturday spokesman said The spokesman said that sol diers who had been taken pris oner by the Germans escaped after bcmgr transported to Po land and took part in the battle on the side of the guerillas The spokesman said that Gut tirt recently initiated a reign of terror in Poland where dozens o persons were executed daily Guttart was known as the little butcher because he attempted to emulate the late Rcinhard Hey drich who was No 2 in the ges lapo until he was killed nciii Prague from underground ium MINNEAPOLIS The army war show was barred from Min neapolis Saturday by a Univer sity of Minnesota board of regents resolution refusing the use of Me morial stadium The board reaffirmed a 1937 ruling that no nonuniversity or ganization be permitted the use of university facilities except by special invitation from the uni versity Although the board is in full sympathy all efforts that on tnuj ii ii a i stimulate public interest in mat ters pertaining to the war at the same time it is unable to conceive that the use of the university fa cilities for the purpose stated is Utable or appropriate the gents said They recommended Fort Snel ling and the military background of that environment as more ap propriate for the war show lanes in Hangar Destroyed by Flames EAST GKEENBUSH N Y U P Fire Saturday destroyed 12 planes m the hangar at the East Grecn busn airpori headquarters of tiic Albany unit of Ihc civilian air patrol Damage was estimated at SSoOOO Fourteen other planes usually housed in the hangar were Gillette Surprised by Simplicity of Synthetic Rubber Plant PHILADELPHIA MSenatcr Guy M Gillette DIowa ex pressed surprise at the simplicity of the Publicker Commercial Al cohol companys secret method of making rubber from grain alcohol which was demonstrated at the plant here Friday for a senate subcommittee Plant officials took the group through a small laboratorv used by a refugee Polish chemist who carried the formula for his in vention in his mind and is the only one who knows it Senator Gillette said he was amazed at the jmill amount of equipment needed to carry on the process He said he tour served to give the committee of which he is chairman the true picture of the firms application for materi als to build a butadiene plant for mass production It e p o r t s sources said that Polish guerilla bands recently had been operating in the Lublin and Zanosc districts after receiving arms from Russian parachutists Tlij Polish spokesman said that Russian parachutists recent ly landed on the estate of Count Adam Zamoyski which had been used for a prison camp fur 300 Russian soldiers The para chutists cut the wire around the camp overpowered guards and armed the escaped prisoners They joined up with guerillas in the forest and received a steady How and ammunition from Russia Hundreds of Poles were re ported arrested in an effort to break up the guerillas supply lines and executions increased to such nn extent that Poland is now the chamber of horrors of Europe the spokesman said HUNT FOR 2 NEAR HAMPTON Believed to Be Those Who Made Escape From Anamosa Reformatory HAMPTON officers in this area intensified their hunt for two convicts from the Ana mosa reformatory Saturday after two men raced away from a fill ing station here vithout paying for gasoline put in their automobile The incident occurred during the noon hour The car drove south on high way 65 The sheriffs office said the men are believed tn be the escaped con victs Welch Davis 30 and Boyd May 25 who scaled 1 wnll at the reformatory and escaped Friday after beating and seriously injur ing a guard GUAUD REPORTED TO BE A LITTLE STRONGER ANAMOSA WG C Clark a guard at the Anamosa reformatory here who was severely beaten by two convicts before they made their escape Friday was reported a little stronger Saturday though his condition was still uncertain lark who served as night engi neer at the power plant was Knocked unconscious by the con victs identified as Welch 30 and Boyd May 25 who then scaled a wall and escaped Warden Foss Davis said no trace of he convicts had been found CLOSE 2 YOUTH CAMPS SIOUX CITY youth camps here and one near South Sioux City Nebr were closed 1riday on advice of Dr John A Cowan city health officer be cause of the prevalence ot unus ual numbers of wood ticks which carryRock Mountain spotted fe FALLS FROM 5TH FLOOR DAVENPORT WHarold An ders 26 suffered fractures of both arms and his left leg and possible internal injuries when he fell from fifth floor of a business build ing while paintins a water pine Terrier Is Principal Heir to Estate With House Car and Food LOS ANGELES a sleek black terrier capered in the lap of luxury Saturday as the principal heir to an estate giving him a house a car and a blank check for all the chicken and steak he can eat Orders for Kuskies care were outlined in the will of Mrs gie Mate White 77 a widow who died June 13 The will filed for probate Fri day left the terrier Mrs Whites vineshrouded bungalow and her DeSoto automobile It also pre scnbedi the care for her parrot and canaries but gave away a piano and a grandfathers clock because Huskie had no use tor ARMY SEEKS 3 DM HOTELS TO HOUSE WAACS 3 Buildings at Drake Also to Be Used in Greatly Expanded Plan DES M01NES Don C announced Saturday the army is negotiating for three DCS Monies hotels and three buildings at Drake university here in a move to expand greatly the train ing program of the womens army auxiliary corps The commander of lie WAAC training school at Fort DCS Moines said the army had decided to aci miv LUIK oiucc celerate the training program and ns members of the German would boost facilities so 7000 ivomcii may be trained at one time instead of the 4000 maximum ca pacity originally planned V The first WAAC officers and n basic group of women in report for duty July 20 Colonel Faith said the new pro gram calls for training and hous ing 5000 women on the army post instead of 4000 while 2000 more will be trained in specialist schools to be established in the downtown hotels and university buildings The Savory one of DCS Moines leading hotels the Chamberlain and the Plaza are the throe to be taken over tinder the pending ne gotiations The women attending the specialist courses at the hotels also will be housed there Officers basic auxiliaries pri vates and cooks and mess ser geants will be trained at the arm post Specialist schools to he housed elsewhere will include ad ministration chauffeurs and com munications The Savery located at 4lh and Locust streets is a TangnevMc Ginn hotel It is an 11story build ing and has about 350 rooms with bath The Chamberlain operated by F G Warden also is an 11story building nt 7th and Locust streets It has 221 guest rooms most of them with hath The Plaza a fourstory struc ture nt 5th and Grand is oper ated by the Hanson estate and advertises 200 rooms President Henry G Harmon of Drake university said negotiation with the school nve in a very tentative state and for that rea son he preferred not to identify the specific buildings under con sideration COMPLETING NEGOTIATIONS IN HOTEL SAVERY WASHINGTON Senator Sillette D announced Saturday the army had notified lim negotiations were being com pleted to acquire the Savory hotel n Des Moines Iowa as a training school for the womens army auxiliary corps lili nos own to B Renamed for Lidice STERN PARK GARDENS III UR This small Czech commu nity becomes Lidice 111 Sunday in ceremonies symbolizing rein carnation of the Czechoslovakion village razed by nazis to avenge he slaying of Rcinhard the i a n g m a n Heydrich Wendell Willkie republican presidential candidate in 1940 will be the principal speaker at the dedication of a granite shaft to be known as he Light of Liberty a memo to the peaceful folk of the old world Lidice where every man was killed and the women ind children were dispersed or placed in concentration camps Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Hot Saturday aft ernoon highest temperature be tween 90 and 95 Continued warm Saturday night Drive slowly Tires wear out 4 times as fast at 100 degrees as at 0 degrees warm Saturday and Saturday night Scattered showers and thunderstorms west portion Saturday night MINNESOTA Continued warm Saturday and Saturday night Scattered showers and thunder storms southwest and extreme west portion Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 59 Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday 158 Enemy Aliens Seized by FBI Agents NEW YORK arrest of 158 German aliens members of an organization which the gov ernment said furnished money for the return to Germany ot one of eight submarineborne saboteurs who recently landed on American shores was announced Saturday by the federal bureau of investi gation Those apprehended were ISO men anil 28 women picked up iu raids Friday which touched New York City Long Island and county the FIJI said The 158 were identifier by P E Foxworth assistant FBI director in charge of the New York office as members of the Gen American Vocational league ul DeutsehAmericanische Bcrufsge meinschaft Foxworth said the alleged sabn lemnow on trial before a mili tary commision in Washington for whom the organization paid pas sage to Germany from this coun II ly Hclnckc The nazi labor turned a job for him in Germany at that time Foxwortli added Five of those arrested admitted being members of the nazi party in Germany Foxwortli said nnd several others were employed iu war production factories in this country Contraband seized by govern ment agents in the raids Hie FBI said included motion pic lure films which pictured mem bers of the league in rifle prac tice at Camp Bergrwahl near Bloomimrdale N J Also nicked up were cameras and five short wave receiving sets The league had 2000 members m the United States the FBI said addingthat the organization oper ated through 20 locals and put out two publications one in German and the other in English which were described as antiAmerican antiBritisI nazi Four spies convicted recently in New York espionage rials also had been members of the league the FBI said and intensely pro Boy 4 Falls Through Skylight Is Found Clutching Teddy Bear NEWPORT NEWS Va Aj Charles Pete Ratliff fouryear old was exploring this fascinat ing world in company with his teddybear when he fell through a small skylight into a vacant building in East Newport News Friday The glass knifed a deep cut in lis back but there was no one near enough to hear his cries He crawled across the floor until he collapsed from loss of blood Searchers found his body late n the lay Clutched in an arm was his teddybear CLAIM TO HAVE REACHED DONIN 200 MILE FRONT Russians Acknowledge Loss of Rossosh German Losses Heavy By KOGGK V GREENE Associated Press War Edilor Adolf Hitlers field headquart ers asserted Saturday that the Ger man armies smashing toward tho Caspian sea had reached the Don river on a 220 mile front within 80 miles of Stnlingrad at one point and had inflicted a great destruc tive defeat on the Russians The nayi command claimed an advance in depth of more than 200 miles since Hitler launched his grand offensive from the KurskKharkor sector two weeks ieo Simultaneously the violent re newal of the ladayold battle nt Egypt marked the beginning of one of the most critical weekends of the phase which might precipitate the opening ot an al lied second front in western Eu rope At the outset the British appar ently gained llio upper hand as imperial headquarters reported that Gen Claude Auchinlecks armies reopening the stalemated battle of tho bottleneck had ad vanced five miles Friday in a prcdawn attack Under assault from five direc tions Marshal Scmeon Timodhon kos red armies fell back in stub born retreat as the Gentians cap tured Rossosh 100 miles south of Voronezh on the vitally important MoscowRostov railway and pressed simultaneous offensives against Voronezh Stary Oskel Kantemirovka and Lisichanski A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers fiehl headquarters asserted that 88689 Russians had been taken prisoner and 1007 tanks de stroyed or captured in fighting west of the river from June 28 to July and claimed that the enemy was destructively The nazi command said Gen Kcclor von Bocks steamroller hart reached the Don along n 220mile front below Voronezh after a 120 mile break through from the Khar kovKursk sector and had estab lished several bridgeheads acres the river Soviet dispatches frankly con ceded that the nazi offensive in volving an estimated 1000000 troops was scoring dcvclopin successes in a series of gigantic battles but declared the invaders were suffering bitter losses Red army headquarters said a single Russian elite guard unit slaughtered 2500 German officers and men in the fight before Voro nezh Acknowledging the fall of Uossosh which meant that the ic YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 70 84 a German offensive on the Don river 00 mil the loss of Rossosh i thcsouth on the MoscowRostov rail way Shading territory hold by Germans ;