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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1942, Mason City, Iowa OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HlSTOSY AND ARCHIVES KOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED LEASED V7IRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 23 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 244 NAZIS REACH OUTER ROSTOV LINES Indict 28 for Trying to Break Down Morale mi M f if ft i CONSPIRACY TO OBSTRUCT WAR EFFORT LISTED 30 Publications and 28 Organizations Accused of Aiding Conspirators WASHINGTON Tederal grand jury has indicted 27 men and one woman in ten slates for conspiring to break down morale in the armed forces and thus obstruct and defeat the war ef fort The indictment returned se cretly Tuesday after nine months investigation was an nounced Thursday by Attorney General Biddle as it was opened in federal district court here The lone woman defendant is LCIIIUUI cumpmsjii 01 personal vu Mrs Elizabeth Dilling of Chicago lification and defamation of the who was mentioned in the indictpublic officials of the United ment as having used as an alias the name the Rev Frank Wood ruff Johnson The indictment is in two counts one alleging violation of the so called sedition law which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and the others al leging violation of a law pro hibiting interference with the armed forces which carries a maximum penalty of ten years Thirty publications some of them already barred from the mails as seditious and 28 or ganizations including the Ger man American Bund the America FirstsCommittee and the Ku KiuxKlan were listed as having been used to further the conspiracy These men were named de fendants Gerald B Winrod of Wichita Kans Herman Max Schwinn of Los Angeles George Sylvester Viereck alias J B Hamilton of New York and Washington William Griffin ot New York Hans Dicbel of Los Angeles H Victor Broenstrupp alias the Duke of St Snba Count Vic tor CliercpSpiridovich Lieuten ant General ChcrcpSpiridovich Colonel Bennett and J G Fran cis of New York and Koblcsvillc Ind William Dudley Policy of Koblesville Ind Prescott Freese Dennett of Wasmngton D C Charles B Hudson alias Rev Frank Woodruff Johnson the same used by Mrs Dilling of Omaha Nebr Elmer J Garner and his son James F Garner both of Wichita David J Baxter alias the chan cellor John Pepper and John H nand Colton and San Bernardino Cal Hudson de Priest of Wichita and Now York William Kullgren of Atascadero C Leon de Aryan of San Diego Court Asher of Muncie tnd Eugene Nelson Sanctury of New York Robert Edward Edmonds New York and Cal Ellis O Jones of Los Angeles Robert Noble of Los Angeles James C True of Washington and Arlington Va Edward James Smyth of New York Oscar Brumbach of Washington and Luray Va Ralph Townsend ot San Fran cisco Lake Geneva Wis and Washington William Robert Lyman Jr alias Robert Lanham of Detroit Doiald McDaniel of Chicago Otto Brcnnermann k n o w n also as Otto Brcnncmann of Chi cago The defendants have been ak cu inlo custody in their own lo calities and all will be brought to Washington for trial Biddle said The defendants include three already under indictment for se dition and tour who have bee c convicted two for sedition and two for violating the agents registration act foreign e defendants conspired to urge upon members of the United Stales Armed forces that the united n that confidence in American pub jlructing and designed and iit Expect House to Back New Rubber Setup WASHINGTON bloc senators were confident Thursday that congress would approve their plan for an independent grain rubber setup despite o r e casts of a presi dential veto Both sides said they thought Presi dent Roosevelt would veto the legislation which calls for an agency to direct manufac ture of synthet ic rubber from grain alcohol tended to impede obstruct and de feat the preparation of our na tional defenses against aggression and invasion and the national war effort The defendants were charged also with having carried on a sys tnatic campaign of personal vil States government in order to convince members of the armed forces that such public officials are traitorous corrupt dishonest incompetent unAmerican and mentally unbalanced W At the same time the defend ants were alleged to have propa randizeil the armed forces to show that the axis powers did not constitute a real danger to the United Stateshad no inten tion of threaleninir the United States That expansion of the armed forces was unnecessary and that American public offi cials sought to provoke with peacefulnations such as Germany Italy and Japan The justice department provid ed a brief identification of each defendant which included De Priest a writer for Winrod publisher of The Defender Mrs Dilling author of The Red Network Patriotic Research Bureau News Letter and others The Garners editors of Pub licity both of whom have been indicted for sedition Edmondson a writer for Sanc tuary and Winrod Hudson editor and publisher of America in Danger Jones and Noble associates in the organization of the Friends o Progress both of whom were sentenced for sedition at Los An geles last month Kullgren publisher of Beacons Light Pelley leader of the silver shirts and publisher of The Galilean which suspended in March He goes on trial for sedi tion at Indianapolis July 28 Viereck for many years a propagandist for Germany who was convicted of violation of the foreign agents registration act The publications wliich the indictment charged were used in the conspiracy included The New York Enquirer The Defender The Octopus The Gal ilean Xray Publicity Beacon Light The Roll Call Wcckruf Bund Beobachler also known as the Free Industrial Control Reports World Service published at Erfurt Germany and also known as Welt Social Republic Society Bulletin America in Danger The Broom Patriotic Research Bureau News letter Road to Victory Women Investors in America Bulletin Constitutional Educational League Bulletin Scribners Commentator War Guilt and Warmongers Rev olution and the Fifth Column Edmondsons Economic Research Service American Vigilante Citi zens No Foreign War Coalition Manual America Awakes Lord Lothian vs Lord Lothian War War War The Cross and the Flag Cease Firing Purdy Pub lishing company The indictment charged also that the defendants in furlher iij the conspiracy organized or caused to he organized sup ported used controlled or aid ed financially these organiza tions Silver Shirts Black Legion Ku KIux Klan GermanAmerican Bund National Workers League of America America First Committee National Com Theindictment alleged that the League JAPANESE LAND IN NEW GUINEA Allied Planes Sink Transport as Base Is Threatened by Nippon LIU njuyr in uiytu GENERAL MACARTHURS Andrew Faust 65 y HEADQUARTERS Australia OIR ating engineer of Japanese have landed a new invasion force of about 2500 men in New Guinea in their big gest threat so far to the allied base of Port Moresby and poten tially the Australian continent it was announced Thursday A small enemy convoy landed the troops under heavy and damajrinjf attacks by allied planes at the Gona mission near Buna on the north side of New Guinea 110 miles by air line and 120 miles by road from Port Moresby about 420 miles from Australia In attacks on the convoy and the area where it landed the troops allied planes sank one large transport and an invasion barge and inflicted heavy casual ties on disembarking troops with bombs and machine gun fire a communique said An enemy float plane was shot down and two al lied fighters lost By their new move which put them in stronger position both of fensively and defensively the Japanese had advanced their in vasion area 155 miles down the north coast of Neiv Guinea and for the first time had invaded the Papuan area which makes up the southeastern part of the island and is Australian territory The bases which the Japanese held previously in the Sala maualac area are in Austral ianmandated northeastern Neu Guinea The communique announcing the enemy thrust said sector The enemy effected a landing at the Gona mission on the north coast of Papua which was not occupied by allied forces An enemy convoy was dis covered by our reconnaissance and our air force executed a se ries of bombing and machine gun attacks throughout the day Wed nesday on enemy shipping land ing barges and personnel on the shore One large transport and one barge were sunk and heavy cas ualties were inflicted on debark ing troops An enemy float plane was shot down in combat Two of our fight ers were missing It added that in the north western sector an allied air unit on reconnaissance lijrhtly bombed enemy barracks in DutchPortuguese Timor island At their new landing point the Japanese were directly across Guinea from the allied ad vanccd base of Port Moresby The only road across that part the island runs from Port MINNESOTA Somewhat esby to Buna 120 miles over the Owen Stanley mountains which rise to 7000 feet Pioneer News Service Debts CommUee Islands for War Crusaders White Shirts h United f Flanders Hall Amerlcan VIE1IECK REPORT 2500 Leaps From BRITISH REPORT Condition of I nn nt KYMcrvn Top of Prison Water Tower JACKSON Mich William Tomczik 45 year old southern Michigan prison lifer plunged to death from the top of the 160 foot prison water tower about day break Thursday after having spent the night there in hiding follow ing a killing The convict who bad climbed the tower in flight after slaying old opcr the prison power plant was killed instantly in his fall Lieutenant Howard Frecland in charge of the night detail of guards at the prison said Tom czife apparently had jumped Irom the high tower deliberate ly He gave no outcry or other warnhur Freeland said Before leaping to his death Freeland said the convict threw down a 2 Inch knife which he had carried with him to the lop of the tower and which he wield ed along with a hatchet in kill ing Faust The guard detail was far enough from the tower so that none was periled by either the knife or the falling body In the plunge Tom ezilts body struck a tower wire and an arm was severed Tomczik made his leap a few minutes after the morning bugle call at the prison at 5 oclock Frecland said He line then been on the tower lop about 11 hours Freeland sairt the man had blind folded himself before leaping cither with a handkerchief or with a strip of his shirt Prison officials had decided to wait until daylight before makinc any plans to remove Tomczik from hi lofty perch Deputy Warden D C Peltit had said it would have been a perilous task since Tomczik Hould have been able to prevent any attempt to scale the ladder all the way up PLAN INDUSTRY CONCENTRATION WASHINGTON MChairman Do n a 1 d M Nelson announced Thursday that Ihe war production board had approved the British principle of industrial concentra tion and would center future es sential civilian production in cer tain plants and country sections of the GAIN IN CENTER FRONT IN EGYPT Army of Auchinleck Reinforced Makes Surprise Offensive CAIRO O Gen Sir Clnucle Auchinlecks army of the Nile attacking simultEmcously on all sectors ot the El Alamcin front for the first time was reported Thursday to have driven back the axis center in violent righting mounting steadily in intensity A from Auchin lecks headquarters indicated that the British assault had pushed stoutly resisting enemy forces from some of their posi tions on the El Ruweisat ridRc and that the rains had been consolidated To the north and south the battle apparently still was raging inconclusively with British im perials striking savagely at the axis flanks in a seesaw melee Fighting in the coastal sector the British communique disclosed centered mainly around Te El Eisa El Makh Khad three the southeast and three miles further Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST JIASOiV CITV Slowly rising temperature Thursday after noon and Friday forenoon IOWA Slowly rising temperature Thursday night nnrl Friday aft ernoon Scattered thunrlcrshoiv crs in extreme northwest por tion late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday night miles to Mcteiriya south Semiofficial advices from the front indicated that the British had gained some ground both in this area and on the southern flank although Auchinlecks headquarters was not specific on this point In London military experts said it was obvious that the British chieftain had been heavily reinforced in armor and artillery and was moving forward in all sectors with the intention of forcing a decisive battle While cautious about making predictions hce quarters be lieved that Auchinleck had achieved a good measure of sur prise and they appeared quictlv optimistic of tlc outcome Heavy dust storms were re ported to have limited the sun port which the RAF was able lr give Britisl ground forces in the early phases of the battle Wed nesday morning but later in the day bombers and lighters en tered the fight on the central front with telling effect ITALIANS CLAm 130 TANKS ARE DESTROYED HOME From Italian Broad Italian high command declared Thursday axis desert forces destroyed 130 British tanks and captured 800 prisoner in stubborn fighting Wednesday in the El Aleimein zone A 10000ton ship in a convoy northwest of Port Said al Ihc Mediterranean entrance of Hie Sues canal was sunk by aerial torpedoes the high command de clared independent of GILLETTE Iowa Siamese Twins Good DUBUQUE one of the Siamese twins born nl Mercy hospital was reported in a serious condition Wednesday night the infant rallied during the early morning to such an extent that Dr Carl B Hall attending physician said Thursday that both babies were again in apparently good condition Meanwhile the condition tlic mother Mrs Floyd Sabers 2G wife of a farmer living near New Vienna Iowa was described as exceptionally good The sudden turn for the better temporarily forestalled any plane foran immediate operation to save the life of at least one of the infants Dr Hall said However an operation will be performed to separate the twins should their lives be endangered by develop ments At the present time we do not contemplate an operation for several weeks at least in order that the babies can be sufficiently strong to survive Ihc ordeal We hope to keep both bnbics alive whether they be singular or joined together the doctor said Minneapolis Blackout Test Meets Success MINNEAPOLIS mul city officials and air raid wardens Thursday called this citys first blackout lest a success The part of Minneapolis lying cast of the Mis sissippi river was blacked out from to p m Wednes day as authorities watched from an airplane high above and air raid wardens prompted a mini mum number of persons who failed to turn off their lights Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Production Chief Donald M Nel son Senators Thomas DOUla and Gillette farm bloc sponsors ot the measure regarded house adoption as a foregone con clusion The house agriculture committee has unanimously rec ommended passage of the bill by Representative F u 1 m c r DS which duplicates the bill voted without a roll call by the senate Wednesday The senators expected no more opposition in the house than that in the senate where Democratic Leader IJ a r k 1 c v alone took tlie floor ti assail ally legislation that would de prive Nelson of control over the whole rubber program The president will veto the bill said Senator Thomas but we have enough votes to pass it over his veto When time for a senate vote came and with less than a dozen senators yielded the floor majority sentiment and permitted passage without a demand for a roll call The farm senators had argued that little consideration had been given the WPB and the rubber re serve corporation to the use of al cohol from farm and forest prod ucts in the processing of buta diene a principal component of Buna S type rubber and oblained from both alcohol and petroleum Emphasis they argued lint been placed on production from untried laboratory cvperi ments with petroleum The agency contemplated under the bill would be empowered to conduct research enter intocon tracts and lend money to encour age manufacture of rubber from farm and forest products Enjoin Petrillo From Ban on Radio Records WASHINGTON Genera Biddle Thursday author ized an injunction suit under the antitrust laws to prevent James C Petrillo president of the Ameri can Federation of Musicians AFL from prohibiting union members from making recordings for radio RUSSIA FIGHTS TO KEEP LINES TO ALLIES OPEN Cripps Implies Britain Has Diversion Measure in Mind to Aid Reds By CLYDE A FAUNSWOUTH Associated Press War Editor In this wars second battle oE Rostov incl in oilier bloody mass engagements farther up the me andering course of the lower Don deep within the north Caucasian territory Russia fought Thursday for her life and preservation ot the liaison with her allies through tiic Caucasus and the middle cast Amid clamor both in Britain and Ilic United Slates for diver sionary action by the allies Sir Stafford Cripps Britains lord privy seal implied piibliclv Thursday that Britain had some impending measure in mind f But the nature of the supposed plan remained a secret which Sir Stafford gave tlie British house of commons to understand the Churchill government would not entrust even to G15 membership of the house Not since the 13th ccnlwv westward invasion of Genghis Khan and his grandson Batu Khan and their Mongol horde had European Russia been so menaced as by the halfdo7cn spearheads with which the hosts of a modern Khan were lancing eastward and southward against the strategic waterlincs of lljc Don bend and the Volga On fields of battle where the khans once forced Russian princes to come in supplication andkiss the stirrups of their pony sad dles German invasion forces by Russian acknowledgment men need Rostov from positions only 20 miles to lie northeast and Slal ingrad from positions about 100 miles to the west Against a middle section of the lower Don roughly halfway be tween Rostov and Stalingrad the enemy strove to rut Iris way through the river line into the transCaucasus region oil and mineral treasure house of Hie soviet union The Germans declared thai their forces reached the outskirts of Rostov Wednesday trying to re peat from another direction Insl Novembers swift but shortlived conquest of that city guarding the estuary of the Don Berlin said the advance continued Thursday The Vichy radio quoted Stock holm reports ns saying that the Germans had commenced a mas sive attack on Stalingrad an in dustrial center at a lower elbow of the Volga just cast of the big bend Thursday night and forenoon scattered thunder showers extreme west portion late Thursday afternoon and early Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 78 Minimum Wednesday night 5J At 8 a m Thursday 6i YEAR AGO Maximum ni Minimum 71 Read the U S Armys Message in the lower left hand corner of Page 2 striking at Stalingrads immcdiaie SOVIET RUSSIA VORONEZH SARATOVA KHARKOV MILLEROVO STALINGRAD ASTRAKHAN ami St nlrd R r that German drive is endangering Rostov nrl n h 9ovman 1 w Passing down the SIoscowtoRostov fnm Voroshi Z r 1 1 PIC southeast of Millcrovo 2 and another 11 om arc driving on Rostov A so a nazi column in the Millrrrwn area s aimcci at Stalingrad The reds reported successful countcrbtowa at ;