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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FULL LEASED VOTES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 21 3942 PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 242 N 3 SDES Front to Give Aid to Reds BRITISH NAVAL GUNS BOMBARD AXISINMATRUH 2 Aerial Assaults Destroy 50 Planes on Ground in Desert CAIRO third ajid heaviest naval bombardment of the axisheld port of Matruh in three nights and two aerial as saults which destroyed more than 50 axis planes on the ground in a single day were reported by the British Tuesday all part of a de termined campaign to destroy the enemys African air force and ruin his reinforcement efforts Buildings jetties schooners anil other craft in harbor at miles behind the GermanItalian hit by the naval shells early Mon day morning Explosions could be heard for miles Salvo after salvo covered the entire harbor and the adjoining shore in a welldefined geometric pattern One small oi tanker was seen to have been sunk either in this bombardment or in those on ths two previous nights naval officers said British planes scored their smashing blows Monday at El Daba and Fuka 25 and 60 miles respectively behind the lines The raids were the second and two days Vf iff 2tt Other longranse fighters blasted axis barges northeast of Sidi Barrani 185 miles behind the lines Land operations on the Egyptian front were con fined to patrols while the Brit ish concentrated on annihilation of Marshal Erwin Rommels air force A British communique said fires were left crackling among the blasted axis planes 30 of which were ruined or badly dam aged near Fuka An Italian plane was reported downed and others damaged in dogfights From Alexandria came reports that simultaneously British fight erbombers swarmecl down on the nazi air base at El Daba for the second successive day dump ing tons of bombs on the surprised concentration One pilot said he saw more than a score of planes burst into flames British fighters followed up the fighterbombers by heavily strafing the field All planes re turned safely from E Daba RAF medium bombers mean while made night attacks on axis planes tanks and trucksin the baltlefront nrea around El Ala mcin causing explosions and fires Over Malta one German Mcs scisclimitt was shot down In all these air operations the British announced they lost five planes but said two pilots were sate Officers in WAACs Cant Date Soldiers Nazi Saboteur Takes Stand in Defense of Life Before Court WASHINGTON of the eight alleged nazi saboteurs On trial for their lives took the stand before a special military commis sion Tuesday as the defense start ed the presentation of its case Major General Frank H McCoy president of the commission an nounced at mid day that most of Tuesday mornings session was spent in arguments upon motions by the defense Attorneys for the eight accused of being submarineborne sabo teurs who landed in two parties on Long Island and Florida last month had presented a motion to dismiss charges against them An other mation asked the commission for a judgment in favor of the al leged spies Woman Falls Asleep Is Killed in Car Crash WEBSTER CITY Ray Frette Portage Wis died in hospital here Tuesday of injuric suffered a fow hours earlier in ai automobile accident four miiej north of Jewell County authori ties said they believed Mrs Frettc Fell asleep while driving and the car went into a ditch and over turned By WALDO WIESE DES MOINES the unlucky home town girls of Des Moines where men already are at a premium Unmarried officer candidates of the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps must confine their dating to nonmilitary men at least for the present That was one of several dating laid down to the army n in an orientation lecture Tues day in which they learned some of the social rules that will gov ern their leisure time at the WAAC training school at Fort Des Moines The ruling was a blow to the lirls who live here and for some ime have been on the numerical short end of u social balance with the men The large number of young women employed in this insurance center and the small number of eligible men remaining as a re mit of selective service have cre ited a situation where the women far outnumber young men some estimates range as high as three women for every man of similar age And now come the add more social misfortune to the dateless girls who already have been heard to complain about the absence of men thus A date Whats a date The WAAC officercandidates wjre advised not to strike up close date at the army post Dur ing the next eight weeks the officercandidates are just can didates bill if tliey make the grade and are commissioned any friendships they have de veloped with noncommissioned men must be broken The army frowns on privates dating officers and vice versa Basic auxiliaries privates are not affected because they can date privates in the army now and as long as they retain their simple auxiliary rating The girls were told also that they might have their own auto mobiles on the post grounds and use them as they wish during leisure hours ANN WINS 1ST ROUND MATCH SPORTS BULLETIN medalist quickly dis posed of Virginia Buchanan Des Moines 6 and 4 to pace the wom en s state golf championship field through its opening series of match play at the DCS Moines Golf and Country club Tuesday Five up at the end of nine holes the 17 year old Atlantic stai grudgingly yielded two holes to her rival before closing out the match on the fourteenth green Ann Casey of Mason City th defending champion also had ai easy first round match climina ting Mrs W Buckley ot DC Moines 9 and 7 WAACs Begin Routine Proudly displaying new uniforms at Ihc Fort Des ines army post where the womens arniv auxiliarv corps began training were these eight to be clad in official uniforms at the training school Left to right Miss Natalie Keebel 27 Youngstown Ohio Miss Virginia Hall 24 Port Shaw Mont Miss Edith Toffa letti 27 Fort Tampa City Fla Miss Vera Harrison 23 Wilbevforce Ohio Miss Mary Bordeaux 35 Louisville JCy Mrs Miriam W Hawthorne Miami Fla Mrs Wil liam J Stout 23 Indianapolis Ind Miss Dorothy Benseri 28 Frazeysburg Ohio U S japs Agreed on Diplomat Transfer But Not Household Pets WASHINGTON iind the United States agreed on ex changing diplomats ind nationals but the agreement banned transfer of household pets As a result Am bassador and Mrs Joseph Grew had to leave Snsha a white Spitz and attaches had to leave a daschlmnd and a gray and white cat Tokio while Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura and his staff had to leave spaniels ter riers cats and canaries here Jaw Becomes Unhinged While He Is Talking was being hospitalized here Tues day after an odd accident His jaw came unhinged while talk ing The accident occurred at Brownvillc where Jagcr and his wife were called by another acci drowning of airs Tn gers sister Marjonc Furna M Brownvillc PILOTS ARRIVE IN IRELAND Ranks of Invasion Force Increase Include Plane Maintenance Men WITH THE UNITED FORCED IN NORTHERN IRELAND American pilots and Negro troops have arrived here swelling the ranks of United States invasion forces There are air force main tenance crewE with the pilots The pilots drawn from all sec tions of the United States arc commanded by a 40yearold col onel who declared You will hear from these fel lows They are among the best of the lot They immediately mingled with British forces inspecting British planes and exchanging shop talk All expressed eagerness lo gel into the air immediately GUNMAN GETS S270 DES MOINES The Iowa Bureau of Investigation reported Tuesday a gunman held up a filling station at Albia Monday S10 hbr inCd S1Q and Sa bills HitRun Motorist Kills Boy Injures Another ONAWA Larson 8 was killed and his brother Dar rcl 7 was seriously injured Mon day night when they were struck while playing on a street by what Muir said sva molorist 2 Seamen Taken Aboard Attacking Sub By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two young seamen from a United States cargo ship the tor pedoing of which was announced Tuesday by tlie navy told a story of being taken aboard the attack ing Uboat and later being put afloat in a lifeboat Cornelius F OConnor 10 of Norfolk Va said the submarine was forced to crashdive to es cape navy planes shortly after it took him and Raymond Smithson 24 of Galveston Tex aboard Their ship was sunk June 3 in Hie Caribbean the navy announced with 15 seamen still missing from a 45 man crew The sinking boosted to 391 the unofficial Associated Press tabu lation of united nations and neu tral merchant vessels lost in the western Atlantic since Pearl Har bor The seaman when put afloat in lifeboat were stocked with water and hardtack The hard tack they said was unfit lo feed n dog Undersea ruidors were credited with having picked off five other merchantmen in announcements Monday but were pictured as having missed the boat during big transAtlantic convoy opera tions of last winter The navy disclosed that a single lask force had escorted 2100 merchant craft across the norlli Atlantic last winterwith u loss of only eijfbt ships The disclosure came with an nouncement of a posthumous award of a distinguished service medal to the late Vice Admiral Arthur Leroy Bristol Jr 55 of Charleston S Car who died at sea of natural causes April 20 aft er seeing approximately 60 con voys across the Atlantic with a minimum loss Seventyseven seamen were killed or missing and IIO rescued in the attacks announced Monday Woman Quits Draft Board Draftee Says She Obtained Loan WATERLOO of Mrs Edith Burk chief clerk of the Waterloo west draft board was accepted Tuesday morning by members of the board It is effec tive July 31 High Martin a draftee now at Camp Bowie Tex alleged last week that Mrs Burk used her official position to per suade him to lend her S50 before he was inducted in February Is Sentenced for Not Notifying Draft Board DES MOINES Free man of Davenport was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday when he pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of failure to keep his selective service board infoJTned of his whereabouts VARIOUS PLANS ARE PROPOSED CHIEFS SILENT Secret Parley Coincides With Reports Japanese May Attack Siberia LONDON possibility of an iillicd second front in Europe to aid tiie rod army particularly if Japan strikes it the soviet un ion in the far cast aroused mounting speculation Tuesday as a result of secret conferences among American and British of ficials The conferences in which Prime Minister W i n s t o n Churchill was understand lo have participated coincided with statements by British junrtcrs hat Japan had massed about half of her armies in the norlh ami was prepared to attack Siberia by merely pushuiK a button whenever she chooses The Rusiim situation resulting from tiie German offensive against the Northern Caucasus admittedly had become so grave thit some sources feared the Germans and Japanese were ready to attempt a stab in the back in hope of knocking the red army out the war and making nn allied second front in 1SH3 too late to be effec tive Various plans for second front operations io aid ihc Russians have been advanced but official sources remained silent nftcr ear lier efforts to discount nsitalion for an invasion of western Europe until American forces in the Brit ish Isles were greatly strength ened t Y One prnpoKil was tor a small er secom frontin northern Nor way designed primarily lo knock oul German submarine ami air from which at tacks have been made un allied convoys lo Murmansk Any small fronl however would fail of the main purpose of diverting German slrcncth from southern Russia military experts pointed out They sricl lliat since the axis has only onethird or onehalf of its total power engaged ou the Russian front and since the best German air units are held in the west it would be possible to force a withdrawn of strength from the east only by n major invasion It was generally agreed in au thoritative sources however that the opposition to a second front which had been apparent several weeks ago was less emphatic Tues day as a result of the Russian situ ation The necessity for rfc might be increased it was pointed jut by the German gains in southern Russia thus baking it necc for the allies to strike earlier they hud originally planned IOWA EDITOR ENLISTS DES MOINES Rnsh editor of the Kldora down HeraldLedger enlisted in the coast guard here Claim Rostov Under Attack From East BERLIN From German gateway to the Caucasus is in flames and under converging attack from the west north and east the German high command reported Tuesday Its Don river bridges have been destroyed a communique added The attack from the cast would imply that the German forces which have been driving down from Voroshilovgrad region on the north have reached the area ast of Rostov The city lies athwart the Don mainly 611 tlie west bank in the delta country ibout 25 miles from the Gulf Taganrog It was there that the jcrmaii drive was stopped and Juwvn into reverse last winter after the nazis had broken into tlie German troops also have made rapid advance of 00 kilometers about 50 miles farther east in tlie direction of Stalingrad the communique said Russian rear guards and other scattered forces have been de stroyed while the German en force is continuing to attack crowded soviet lines of relrcnt and river crossings and riilwnys in the Rostov area the command re ported North of Voronezh loft flnnk of the present German drive in the south soviet attacks were re pulsed while in the central sec tor of the Russian front a Ger man infantry division destroyed an encircled Russian group the account continued necessary fi lowo Join Army Medical Corps Eight North Iowa doctors received their commissions in the U S army medical corps Monday in a ceremony at the Mercy hospital Shown being sworn m by Maj Jo J Tapscolt of the medical officers recanting board m Cedar are left to right Dr H A Tolliver Charles City Ur U U O Connor Mew Hampton Dr W C Thatcher Fort Doduc IV Draper Long Mason City Dr C W Thomas Forest Cilv Dr Mason City and Dr C O Adams Mason City Stand SLATE ROLLStfN HOUSES 7 DIE Exploding Gases Cause Abandoned Gob Pile lo 1 opple on Camp OAKWOOD Va shovels searched through ions of slate Tuesday or five of seven pcisons lulled when a mammoth section of iin abandoned gob pile torn off by exploding gases toppled into a mining camp The bodies of airs Howard Es tep who begged rescue workers to please cut off my leg and lei me out of here and her smiill son Iny in a mortuary Officiils of the Oak wood Smokeless Conl company whose abandoned slate pile rolled into the dwellings listed as still miss ing Mrs Esteps two other sons nnd two daughters and Mrs Theodore Ciabtrec At least six persons were hos pitalized as the result of the Bu chnnnn county coalfields unusual accident An official of Ihc Oak wood company attributed the blast to weather conditions which he sairl produced gas in Ihc continuously burning slaR Forgotten Husband of Mae West Wont Ask a Month HOLLYWOOD Hoofer Frank Wallace tlie for gotten husband of tihn siren Mac West Tuesday agreed to drop his fight for SI000 i month sep arate maintenance nnd allow the buxom star to divorce him by de fault The surprise scttlcrcrt uis revealed after n conference ot Miss West Wallace and their it tcjrncys in the chambers of Super ior Judge Alfred E REDS SET FIRE TO COAL MINES IN DONETS AREA Soviets Take Initiative at Voronezh Nazis Push S E of Voroshilovgrad MOSCOW forward wall of German tanks and motor zed infantry pushed southeast ot Voroshilovgrad toward Rostov Tuesday down tlie rich Donets basin coalfield region left ablaze and wrecked by the Russians fall ng back for a new stand at the lorthwcst gate to the Caucasus At the norlh of the curving 300mile batllclinc red army forces were battling hand to hanil with the Germans on both banks of the Don river in a fiehl to sweep the nazis from the last of their bridgeheads and Iran those holding on in newly forti fied positions between the river and Voronezh 10 miles to the east Ai The Germans apparently weie massing their foiccsin the great grain area between the Donets and the Boguchar to south of an allout effort to take Rostov from three direc tions and Stalingrad from two The German communique said Rostov already was aflame and under assault from the west north and east and that German forces farther north have pushed 50 nilles closer ftStalingrad watch dog of he lower Volga Ited army seizure of the iniiia ivc in the Voronezh area how ver was accompanied by a fur ber withdrawal of the soviet left Innk southeast of Voroshilovgrad o escape encirclement a fighting into hilly country of the ower Donets basin Praveta the communist pailv newspaper said the liussians left ihc coal mines of the abandoned Donets basin region in ruins as najv is JCruise of the Cedar Rapids H accompanied the army innn Dr William C n PcUlrc on not inducted until later frn enTn s orders coming tbrouKh by telephone fiom Washington D C after the above picture was taken The doctors Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued cool Tuesday afternoon Tuesday night nnd Wednesday forenoon IOWA Continued cool Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday forenoon MINNESOTA Hathcr coo Tues day afternoon and Tuesda night except not so cool ii extreme north portion Tucscla night rising temperature Wed nesday forenoon except littli change in temperature in ex trcme southeast portion IN MAKON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 83 Minimum Monday night 57 At 8 a m Tucday 53 YBAR ACO Maximum 2 Minimum 53 licy withdrew to the southeast Movements in the battle nf Voronezh were so swifl a dis patch said lhat one red army group which had driven bark lo the Don plunged across with out waiting for extra support swimming anil wading to grap ple utth the Germans on the western bank The principal crossing still is in army hands although many places on both banks have changed hands several times an other dispatch reported Rumanians were reported rushed nto action to reinforce staggering Hungarian mid German rcgimcnl south of the city in the V formed by the junction of the Don ami Ihc Voronezh rivers Tiie Russians were said to have made crossings of the Don in this zone In strike at supporting groups on the west bank Both the soviet information bu reau and the army newspaper Red Star told of the fightandfall back defense to tiie south Southeast of Voroshilovgrad lies a branchline cast to west railway from Pcrvozanovki to Iikhaya which the Germans need for their operations The line connects with the Moscow Rostov trunk railway and a spur to Stalingrad on the Volga Air and ground action was de clared to have destroyed or dam aged about 100 more of the hun dreds of tanks throvn into thp Don basin offensive by field Mar shal Gen Fcdor von Bock The Russians fighting retreat southeast of Voroshilovgrad cost the invaders more than 400 killed and five tanks disabled in one sector a communique said adding lhat when our troops were in danger of being encircled they withdrew to new positions by or der of the command Another settlement fell to ml army tankcrows in the battle of and German casualties mounted by the hundreds it announced Soviet dctchmcnts were said to have broken through enemy defense lines there occu pied another river crossing and cut German communications In fierce battles 13 German lanks and many runs anil ma chineguns were destroyed and hundreds of officers and men were killed the communique said In another sector our units wiped out about 700 Ger man officers and men destroyed three tanks and two armored cars and captured 5000 shells and mines ;