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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1942, Mason City, Iowa VictoryProgress Edition ARCH IVE3 1 A VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 12 1942 CORAL SEA TALLY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS SECTIONS ABCD NO 209 IS Ene US Ships Sunk Music Flags and Queens in Festival Tuesday American and Jap 38 CWMDAIB UP AW we Gcmm OF Mmon aty hr Aircraft Carriers FORMISSNORTH IOWA FEATURED 45 Marching Musical Units Patriotic in 11 OClock Parade HIGHLIGHTS a in Cen tral park a demonstrations on Federal ave nue 11 a of binds floats queens p concert in Central park 2 p queens appear in Central park p m to 5 p in Central park 1 p finale in Roosevelt stadium Detailed Program on Page ZB Dazzling in its size and endless variety the 1942 North Iowa Band festival will blare forth in all its glory Tuesday to be cheered by thousands in Mason City The thrill of 45 marching mu nnils band queens beautiful patriotic floats and many added features will be provided in a day replete with activity hijhlighted always with thestirrinr accompanimentof snappy bandmusic On a par with previous fes tivals which have won the un qualified praise of listeners and watchers the festival will include the main features of previous years wilh some notable addi tions in 1942 The patriotic motif will be in evidence throughout the day by flags and in many other respects for the seventh annual festival will be the first to be held while the nation is engaged in war Opening with a bang at with concerts in Central park fol lowed by marching demonstra tions on Federal avenue the tempo of the festival will rise until the mammoth parade at II oclock when 2000 musicians pass in review At in the afternoon con certs in Central park will be re sumed as streets continue to echo with music The dramatic close to the fev tival will occnr at 7 oclock Tuesday evening in Roosevelt stadium as the grand finale is staged After the grand entry of bands a flag raising ceremony will be conducted candidates for the crown of Miss North Iowa will be introduced the Decorah junior drum and bugle corps will put on an exhibition and announce ment will be made of the reigning queen of the festival Patton Apgar of MarshalItown Wilt offer his sensational baton twirling act and the Northwood band augmented by the Clear Lake band will give the pageant Sam in Review Finally the 2000 piece massed band will top the festival events in a tingling performance three marches with the audience join ing in the singing of The Star Spangled Banner Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and extreme east portion Fri day night Considerably cooler west and north portions Friday afternoon and in entire state through Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Much cooler Friday afternoon continued through Saturday forenoon Scattered light rain north portion Friday night and extreme east Satur day forenoon Moderately strong to strong winds gradually di minishing Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 83 Minimum in night 61 At 8 am Friday 61 Precipitation 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum RR Precipitation 40 The twirling flourish of a drum maiorets baton is the signal for the band to start the march as shown above and will be seen hundreds of times here Tuesday at the North Iowa band festival Festival Parade Route 1 PARADE STApTS 1 1 WASHINGTON flVE FEDERAL DELAWARE AVF c IP III PAQADE OUEfNS COME IN t FLOATS ENTER t 3 o o iiif in HI in i Kiry s PARK Lxt O3 F 0PM AT The band festival parade this year will start a block farther north than in previous years but otherwise the hne of march will be the same The parade will form on fourth street northeast and Georgia avenue northeast the street in front of the high school which is head quarters for the visiting bands The parade will go nine blocks south on Federal avenue from Fourth north to Fifth south then east to Delaware avenue southeast north to First street northeast where it will end and the bands will disperse to their headquarters 2 ARE CANDIDATES GRINNELL If Robert S Fontana of Cedar Rapids and Rob ert E Williams of Dayton were candidates for governor in the annual election at the Hawkeyc Boys Slate camp here Friday BODY IS RECOVERED ST PAUL Minn county deputy sheriffs recovered the body Dale Doty 18 Tiger town Wis late Thursday from Silver Lake near Now Brighton where he drowned while swimming and diving from a boat HAWAIIAN m43VF W Conclave FORCE MISSING that Tinkers Plane Last Seen Going Towards Ocean at Midway WASHINGTON department reported Friday llml Major General Clarence L Tinker commander of the Hawaiian air force was missing after the battle bf Midway Tinker left Midway Tune 7 lead ing a flight of his army bombers to attack the Japanese fleet His plane when last seen bv men aboard other aircraft in the same formation was de scending rapidly towards the sea the war department said The area where his plane was last observed was thoroughly earched from the air and by jjuat face craft for several days but no comrrsnder ot the post Ed Pear miss Breicllt commander trace lias been found of the miss ing bomber Tinker was the first American army air general officer to be re ported missing in action in the war Two other generals Major Generals Herbert A Darguc and Harold H George met death in accidents Tinker had been commander of the army air forces since shortly after Pearl Hawaii Harbor When Lieutenant General Delos C Emmons also ari air officer was ordered to Hawaii to relieve Lieu tenant Genera Walter C Short as commander of the Hawaiian department Tinker then a briga dier general accompanied him as the new commander of the army air forces in the Pacific outpost He relieved Major General Fred erick L Martin A native of Oklahoma Tinker was 54 He had a previous record o gallantry having been awarded the soldiers medal for rescuing a naval officer from a crashed and burning plane while on duty in England although he was suffer ing from a fractured skull sus tained in the crash He was se verely burned in saving the na val officers Mrs Tinker who lives at Tampa Fla has been notified that her husband was missing GENEKAL CLARENCE TINKER in Action Soldier Sentenced to Prison After Wreck in Which Two Died DENVER 26yearold soldier from Burke Gales IHJ3 VI lUIUIIUg nULtl i burg HI charged with fatally in ford in DCS Moines he says juring by his two women struck automobile May dowi to seven years in the state prison by District Judge Joseph J Walsh Burke pleaded guilty to two charges of causing death by driv ing while under the influence of liquor The accident victims were Miss and of Denver Mrs Mary Cope 63 PIOXFER LAWYER DIES HENDERSON Minn neral services will be held Satur day for William H Lceman 83 believed to have been the oldest practicing lawyer in Minnesota Icemmi settled here in 1R82 and practiced law until recently Delegation Goes to Newton With Letters Newspapers We want to bring lbe 943 con of the Iowa department f Veterans ot Foreign Wars to Mason City With those departing words a delegation of Mason City members of the V F W left Friday after noon for Newton where the state convention for 1942 was starting to continue through Saturday and Sunday The delegation members of which will reach the convention city Friday and Saturday includes the following R J Dutch Rei ber past commander of San Juan Marne post and chairman the delegation C R Moore junior vice commander Elmer Zieglcr candidate for state chaplain Ar nold Tilton publicity officer of the post Otto Engebrctson past R J KEIBER Chairman Schmidt post adjutant Albert Snow and Recce Henderson Weather The Mason Cityans went to Newton with letters fi Chamber ot Commerce and other civic bodies and a large bundle of this issue of the GlobeGazette Bomber Squadrons to show the voting delegates at the convention that Mason City is f ay the L hirti a city of enterprising citizens and Shi military quarters alt the needed facilities lor hand ay because of all the needed facilities lor hand ling a large convention The V F W generally brings an attend ance of 1000 or more The V F W has never held a state convention in Mason City and officers and members of the local post arsue that it is time lic veterans recognize thismelropolis of North Iowa DISTINGUISHED GUESTS BOOKED NEWTON ot tlia threeday Iowa state encampments of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary opened here Friday Encampment committees an nounced that distinguished guests expected here Saturday include Max Singer of Boston Mass V F W Commanderinchief Mrs Alice Donahue of Long Island N Y national Auxiliary presi dent Gov George A Wilson Lieut Gov B B Hickenlooper Judge Frederick Miller of the Iowa supreme court and Brig Gen Charles H Grahl Ray Echtcrnacht of Monticello Iowa is Iowa department com mander of the V F W Mrs Darlene Daily of Burling ton is state Auxiliary president Drum and bugle corps from Cedar Rapids Boone Clinton and Fort Madison will parade Satui day Officers will be elected Sun day morning MILLER THROUGH WITH POLITICS Unsuccessful G 0 P Candidate to Return to Private Business DES MOIN7ES of State Earl G Miller who says he feels like a man out of now thai the primary election campaign is over and he can a return to private business is through with oolitics for good The unsuccessful candidate for the republican nomination for governor is going to continue us secretary of state until his term expires Jan 1 1943 Meanwhile he will sort of look after the business of running Hote1 Strat JMiller who has leased the hotel and cafe said he intends aim adlu lie liiklHU5 lo sentenced Thursday to serve five hire someone to operate the place until next Jan 1 Pleased with the transaction Miller remarked I dont have to go arounrJ shaking hands with everyone I see and worry about slighting someone And I dont have to kiss V living ntit inivi someone tna i aon t to Kiss Adeline Peterson 22 of Kimball the babies and worry about nasty Tvphr anH ATrc t r J things being said about me And I dont have to worry about anything up at the state house Ail I have to do is get my work done and sit in at the cxecu ive council meetings I dont have to do favors for anyone Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy A r KAr LONDON bomber squadrons remained grounded continued continent bad weather over the Residents of War W Va Warlike NEWPORT R I brothers have left one War to go to another Residents of War W Va the sons of Mr and Mrs James B Johnson have gone to fight the in the army Edward in the marines and Garnet in the navy IOWAN BADLY HURT KIMBALL Nebr Rev Roy Canaday 51 Kcokuk Iowa died Thursday night of injuries suffered in an automobile accident three miles east of here Thursday Also injured were two others of the seven Keolcuk people in tlie car They were cnroutc to Cali fornia Lost in May Battle WASHINGTON AP smashing naval victory m the battle of the Coral sea cost the United States the 33000 ton aircraft carrier Lexington the navy disclosed Friday in a summation vdiich told of far vaster damage to a Japanese armada menacing Australia The Lexington sank with relatively slight loss of life in a postbattle explosion which spread fires the crew was un able to put out after it had fought heroically for more than five hours to save their ship From March 10 through May S the entire campaign cost the Japanese more than 15ships sunk 2 probably sunk and 20 damaged The United States lost besides the Lexington only the tanker Neostui and the destroyer Sims and a large part of their a personnel was saved Assuming that the normal complement of 2300 men was aboard duringllic action somewhat fewer than 200 of them were lost on the basis of navy officials estimates that 92 per cent of the Lexingtons crew was rescued On May 8 the Lexington was made the main objective of Japanese aircraft which attacked while her own planes were absent These attacks were the last ac tion in the battle of the Coral sea the navy said and gave this description of the heroic fight which the officers and crew the great carrier put up in their desperate attempts to prevent her destruction The crew of the tcxinfton succeeded in pultinr out tlie fires and recovering her air craft Several hours aflcr lie battle while steaming at iO knots a terrific internal explo sion rocked the Lexington causing serious fires to break out in many parts of the ship was first thought that the explosion was the result of a sleeper bomb Investigation re vcaled however that the prob able cause was the ignition ot gasoline vapors which resulted from leaks in ruptured gasoline lines in closed compartments be low decks The crew fought heroically for more than five hours to save the Jap Carrier Sunk Shown above is a Japanese carrier such as the new Kyukaku which was sunk in the Coral sea battle in May hip but were at tigo because the damaged much of ireat disadvan explosion had the fire fight ing equipment Destroyers were sent along side to assist with their pumps fire liose and chemical fire fighting equipment The wound ed ivcre transferred from he Inmiinjj carrier to the destroyer alongside Finally with all machinery disabled the ship stopped and flames enveloping nearly her en tire length H became apparent that any further attempt to save her was futile and the captain ordered the crew to abandon ship The Lexingtons normal com plement was 2300 men The navy said 92 per cent of the personnel on board was rescued but oHi Local Man Saved When Ship Sank Lieut Paul Knapp son of Mr and Mrs A S Knapp 622 North Federal avenue a pilot on the Lexington was among tlie ships personnel rescued aft er the aircraft carrier was lost in the Coral sea battle Last Heck Lieutenant Kiiapp tele phoned his parents here notify ing them he was safe cials commented that obviously planes were lost without esti mating the number As against these losses which the navy said had been instru mental in disrupting Japans strategy against Australia the navy announced the Japanese bad sulfered SUNK One aircraft carrier 3 heavy cruisers 1 light cruiser 2 dc slroyers several transports and small supply vessels SEVERELY DAMAGED AND PROBABLY SUNK One cruiser 1 destroyer SEVERELY DAMAGED More than 20 ships ineludiiie 1 aireraft carrier 3 cruisers 2 aircraft lenders destroyers The enemy also suffered a of more than 100 aircrafl the navy declared The heaviest losses of the ene my were inflicted in an attnck on Salamaua and Lac New Guinea March 10 when aircraft from a Pacific fleet task force com mnncied by Vice Admiral Wilson Brown joined shorebased planei from Australia to attack the ene my bases This attack previously reported having been made aKhoiisiil the fact that carrierbased plane ;