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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VCt THI NIWSFAPtt THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AU MOtTH IOWAMS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 12Tl943 NO 211 RECORD RAID LASHES DUESSELDORF AHies Serve Ultimatum on Lampedusa iXizeiaopX K wmm I puinnr District for More Than Hour Aft VALUED AIRMEN J flLULU nillinUl terrorized a nearby shopping district for more I IlinilfWI ALLIED AIRMEN TURNPOWERON MALL ISLAND Surrendered Pantelleria Garrison Numbered 12000 to 15000 Men By DANIEL MICE At LI ED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA air forces which made history by forcing the capitulation of Pantel leria without the intervention ol a single ground soldier have turned theirfull weight on the Italian island of Lampedusa 80 miles to the south Gen Dwight D Eisen howers headquarters announced Lampedusa only about half the size of the rocky little fortress of PanteUeria which turned its t checks Friday alter the greatest deluge of bombs on so small a tar rltget in aerial warfare began ex VSeriencing a similar pounding in afternoon The onslaught cpn mued Friday The Italian command in a eonnamnSQue recorded by the Associated Press from broad casts said the allies had served for surrender ot CHARGE WAN WITH SABOT AGE AMANA HI FBI Chief Says Man Claimed He Suffered From Chemical Fumes DES MOINES L Dal ton agent in charge of the Des Moines office of the federal bu beau of investigation announced Saturday that Louis Roemig Jr 44 is under arrest at Cedar Kapids in connection with a fire which destroyed the refrigeration manu facturing plant of the Amana so Four of the animals were quickly rounded up by a lot near the circus but two others wandered into a section where they were captured One lumbered into a garage at 1050 Sheridan avenue Quick y thinking neighbors slammed the doors shut behind him and called police His companion crawled under a porch at Sheridan ave nue Patrolman Hans of the Eltaabetti depart ment as to what a Hoi would do under a porch bent down and glared at the lion Startled the Hon leaped over 4 RAIDS MADE ON KISKA ISLAND 66 Jap Stragglers Are Killed by Attu Parols WASHINGTON navy reported Saturday that in contin ued fighting in the western Aleu tians American bombers raided the patrolmans bacfc and ran on Japanese installations or Kiska to a norch at 1020 Sheridan ave island four times Thursday and j CR sirnrffMWS nlUVC PLANE ARE REPORTED LOST IN ATTACK Several Targets in Ruhr and Rhineland Are Smashed by RAF by the allies STEPPING is a view of the Italian island of Pantelleria tiny ST which to between Tunisia and SicBy and which has been occupied the sen is heriieally resuOne 1 The communique indicated that Ilied naval torces also were hit 1 ag the island declared air and val action Friday was renewed Hrhe t Ije Italians for the first time the fall ofthe Sicilian straits island Jvhich they had looked upon as faieir Gibraltar ther from axis air and sea support than was Pantelleria Heavy bombers from the air force however were busy ing to it that no aid would be forthcoming and blasted at Reg gie Calabria on the toe ot Italy Thursday night A hangar was blown up and othersset afire Malta airmen also attacked tar gets at Pozzallo and in Pantelleria and upport Look for Bigger Operations Change From Earlier Speculation Over 2nd Front on Continent who toasted the red army and Brig Gen Phillip R Fayonville lendlease authority Predicts J Russian pfople Saturoay as reitQ AttOGllY During the final drama tic hours bearsal for still bigger operations ot the excited chattering on AcraifKr miles off Cap Bori and the first ctowded subways buses apd 1 tMUlS ngauiai to sueI cfriAf1 as the news of the capture of I Pantelleria waivelcooQedbyitlie Saturday as a re JQ heir wicraiiar eneiny island fortress ever to sue street cars as the of Minn under pressure of cumb to air power ndS T fhriii than a surJoseph C Grew former ambas air and iea bombardments With airmen were over the stronghold Was more of a thrill than a surJos p predicted Friday of frequency and conUnuously and soon alter rmd prise r out oi ireq ei j warded off 50 to 60 German T i iwas Friday compelled to cease si sting the announcement break up the British invasion con i An official account of the capture ftuiteUeria Sainrdar said the eapitalathm was effeet ed precbely to plan inore than pns apparently not a German them had been taken i Three thousand ol the prisoners i wert beini transported to the Afriema mainland Saturday aft i tcnMoc v So far as known not a single i casualty occurred among the al lied landing force made up of the famed British first division which j includes many veterans of Dun i kerque As the troops swarmed ashore This was a change irom ne But such a policy change hi however arid speculation over wiu fooi oniy the stupid possibility of a second frontwhveh t sickest or hungriest of th oTby my engaged them through the rater made by and spring v Grew addressing he Mmneap vl night that Japan soon would More optimistic than ever me abandon her atrocity tactics j Russians everywhere tell its against the Chinese the partner just a question of time now sheneedsmost of all a change from the But such a policy change he stupid the it by any I engaged tnem uirougn me Chinese bv spring 1 Grew addressing the SerrnarT raSo Taturday that an Izvestias lead editorial on the olis council attributed 8000ton troop transport and 13 United StatesRussia lendlease Japans setback to her landing boats sunk in the agreement anniversary said the beUei inat unbndled violence German attack Three cruisers outcome is neanng The alliance cow a civilized nation into eight other warships and six transof arms of the U S S R Great perpetual servitude ports were heavily damaged the Britain and the United States military excellence radio asserted ciety at West Amana Monday night Dalton said Boemic who is single was employed in the plant and has f iven x statement to federal agents in which he allegedly claimed to have suf fered from fumes and odors which arose from vats of chemicals around which he worked Roemig was taken into custody Friday at the colony and ar raigned Saturday before U S Commissioner Whclan at Cedar Rapids Dallon said the accused man was charged under the federal sabotage statute and ordered held under 55000 bond pending submission of the cast to a fed eral grand ury in September The plant which was destroyed with a loss estimated at more than held war contracts from both the army and navy Dalton sakl wmsrbpni at Middle Amanaartd was a beraiicTstockholderat the Amana society which owned the re frigeration plant The agent said there was noth ing in Roemigs statements to in vestigators to indicate he had axis sympathies He told the agents he was dissatisfied with his work over the fact that he suffered a great deal from the fumes and odors which arose from the plant His job was to dip wood frames into tuhfnls of chemicals Dalton related told agents that he decided on June 2 to start the fire but didnt get up enough nerve to do it until June 7 He said he set fire to a pile of tar paper and nue Police said a cage wagon IlUe ruiivc was brought to the porch and the animal transterred While women in several large markets along nearby Newark avenue were terrorstricken by rumors herds of lions were loose in the neighborhood police had difficulty keeping children away from the roaming animals Terrill Jacobs trainer of the lions identified the porchsitter as Caesar a maned king of the beasts brpught from the jungles four years ago The garage in mate he said was Cicero Police said Caesar and Cicero lost a ffolden opportunity to re vert to the days of plains hnnt inc when they romped through an open field filled with ra lelles giraffes and other prey set out in pasture by eircns trainers Cieero and Caesar ig noredthe other beasts the po lice said Caesar was taken captive with out companion ijfcji that 66 Japanese stragglers have been killed by army patrols on Attu Navy communique No 407 said North Pacific 1 During the night June 8 9th United States army patrols on Attu island killed 66 Japanese and captured one in the area be tween Sarana bay and Cape Khlebnikof There is no enemy activity on other parts of the is land RAF re suming its deadly offensive against the armament centers ot the reich sent the greatest force of heavy bombers of the war to attack sev eral targets in the Ruhr and Rhineland Friday night concen trating its greatest deluge ot bombs on Duesseldorf it was an nounced Saturday Muenster was the lar eet among the secondary objec lives the air ministry said and 45 bombers were lost in the sault which followed by only few hours a heavyday light pre cision raid by 200 American fourengrined planes against the naval bases of Wilhelmsbaven and Cuxhaven The weight ol bombs dropped On June lOtti during the afternoon nrmy Mitchell North American B25 medium bombers liberator Consolidated B 24 heavy bombers and lightning Lockheed PE1 and warhawk Curtiss P40 fighters made foul attacks on Japanese installations at Kiska Hits were scored on gun emplacements and along runways undoubtedly exceeded the record 2000 tons loosed on Dortmund May 22 and the number of planes used probably was the largest since 1250 RAF bombers ot all medium and were sent against Cologne the night May 30 1942 Although this dispatch stated that the formations used Friday night made up the greatest force ot heavy bombers ol the war the actual number employed was Rationing Life Too Complex for Lampher He tested in battle and cemented with the campaign against China may jire to a pile of tar paper ami i blood will lead to the common have possessed was undone by the trash located outside the window victory ot freedomloving peohnsane stupidity of Japans tolera He said there was a wind blowing KV would carry the to his cage In the twoVar garage with Cicero was a new sedan po lice said but it was not damaged The lion however had found a can of antifreeze which he had gnawed open the police stated Jacobs entered the garage while police of NeWark and Elizabeth threw a netover the front of the structure and a cage wagon backed up to the garage doors Spectators heard Jacobs shout several times at Cicero then several shots were fired Cicero bounded oat of the rarare and up an improvised ehute the wagon Jacobs said Caesar and Cicero are acrobats and that Cicero spe cializes in rope walking While circus roustabouts and Barges were strafed by the light ers The total Japanese casualties reported for June 89 raised the aggregate of enemy losses for the Attu campaign to 1911 dead and 11 capturedThe area in which the minor remnants of theenemy are trapped on Attu is at the ex treme northeastern tip of the is land pies tion of atrocities by her soldiers At a luncheon Friday given for and private crimes of secret I American Ambassador Admiral agents and police Grew saifl William H Standley the soviet In the face of such handicaps foreign affairs commisar Vyache he said victories were undone as Molotov assured his Amerjfast as they were gamed ne saiu mcic oj which he knew would carry the fire through an open window into the plant Planking inside was pretty well saturated with oil Jacobs rounded up the animals police and firemen stood by armed with rifles and fire hose Police lines were set up through out the area warning residents to lowan Held to Jury on Murder Charge CARROLL in justice court on a charge of sec ond degree murder Frank Ockert fels 57 of Coon Rapids waived to the grand jury Friday Bond was set at County Attorney Robert S Bruner filed charge in connection with the death of George Pfiffer 57 also ot Coon Rapids Pfiffer died in ahospital here last Monday of a broken neck which Brvsner alleged was the result of an altercation at a pool hall last week greeted by white flags and theylwftti rationing was too compti1 xusiwm had difficulty in finding senior cated for George L Lampher so stressed by ootn t irUncu trrvmc urArff I UnnL in HrtnnrahlV MOlOEOV and Oy had oilficuity in iinaing senior catea lor ueorge L mmpiKi Italian officers whose troops were hes back in the army Honorably I Discharged because he was over 38 Lampher said lie found civilian life just one coupon alter an other He didnt like it reen listed surrendering en masse The cmctadfaK phase of the eaptare of Paatetleria and the initial blows at Lampedosa re nlted in knoekrac down of li enemy aircraft Friday wm pared the toss three allied planes American marauders led off with the first smashing attack on rarnpedusa almost before Molotov and by other spe including Brig Joseph Michela American military at tache who toasted Jhe soldiers of all the united armies Rear miral Jack Duncan naval attache I carrier boy silly comicopera monarchy with superannuatecj monarchists as the A marionettes Bay War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette A small fcickingmule insignia on the torn shreds ol an aviators on leather H that iden much stronger Pantelleria had SK Im 1 Collbrt Faktor Chute Only Partly Opened ss he IhMKht was plenty of room Jtat he was lower than he realiwd BoVs ehnte swung him onlr twice before he hH the mountainous over which most of the boys bailed eat It knocked him rat When he eaM to he ached all over tat after awvlng around a white he felt better walked dp hill and spent a coM niSht under hh ehnte Malta went on that mission and weaves Italian air and any tine and fa te keen Malta as early as last FeVwry huiiifcj vi a leg He gives an accurate account lot the 16 crews which accompa nied Doolittles into Japan dumped their bombs on military objectives and then headed for China knowing they could not I the planes came out ofthe fray I in one whkh was landed at Vladivostok Russia The story the Itywwth bcra death Urn hi the tOTT Of BobGw Grays gunner Cpl L D Fak tor was killed When Bob gave Ihe bailout order on the inter phone Faktor called back I dont hear you What did you say Gray called back Get out of there Then fearing something I had gone wrong with the inter phone he sent oiie of the crew crawling back to the gunners place There was a chute exit there The fellow came bacfc and told Gray that Faktor had his chute ori and his hatch open To be sure Gray called back there 1 once more There was no answer He assumed Faktor had gone out Thats when Bob jumped The Chinese found poor tor next to the Grays ptaiK ww little of the elnte Shorty Maneb Grays copilot identified hi CMnrw by what left of the kiektacBMle taste on Ms leather jacket i Corporal Faktor was posthu mously the purple heart 1 decoration and the distinguished flying cross citation by the war I department The 31 year old hero I is the son ot Mr and Mrs Lou Faklor of Plymouth He was the I only lowan killed in the history making raid and the only North I lowan to volunteer to bomb the fire going Saturation of the wood flooring in the plant was explained by the fact that the structure had been a woolen mill before its conver sion to the manufacture of cooling equipment Dalton said Richard Stemmotz an insurance investigator from Chicago and C W Carroll from the state fire marshals office worked with the federal agents on the case Members of the Amana society voted the day after the fire to re build immediately Pantelleria Conquest Cost Some 40 Airmen LONDON allies ncu tralized and occupied Pantelleria at a total cost ot some 40 air men the air ministry said Satur day WOULD BOOST A11XTMENTS WASHINGTON W Senator Guy Gillette D Iowa intro duced a bill under which increases in allotments to veterans or their dependents would be increased 20 per cent the allowances would continue at the new rate until eight months alter peace is de clared Buy War fro carrier boy SaYints Bonds and yomr GIobeGaxette White of Clarion Is Given Flying Cross PENSACOLA Fla Robert O White ot Clarion Iowa was presented the distinguished lying cross for extraordinary achievements against the enemy not announced Duesseldorf was the main objective and a highly concen trated attack was delivered in iust over an said the air ministry communique in teuinc of Preliminary reports indicate great damage was done A smaller force attacked Muensler where good results were achieved Several other targets in the Ruhr and Rhineland were bombed Muensler is a little more than 60 miles northeast of Duessel dorf and is on the Ems vivcr The air ministry said British Intruder patrols also were over the Netherlands where they shot down a German plane Friday niglit The German high command m li communique broadcast from Berlin and recorded by the As sociated Press declared 54 Brit ish and United States aircraft mostly fourengined bombers were shot down Friday and Fri day night It acknowledeed that the at tack on Duesseldorf caused heavy losses amonB the popu lation and considerable damaje to dxveliins houses as well as public buildings and that American attacks also caused losses the Germans After a twoweek lull the respite from prcinvasion i Mr and Mrs L J White of ion Weather Report FORECAST MINNESOTA Cooler Saturday night ano Sunday forenoon Oc casional light rain northeast por tion Saturday evening IOWA Cooler Saturday night and Sunday forenoon gentle to moderate winds MASON CITY Thundershowcrs and cooler late Saturday after noon and occasional rain and cooler early Saturday night cooler Sunday forenoon Iresh to strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 7B Minimum Friday night 66 At t a m Saturday Rain 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum i Frtdpitation i fifirfPSr ICSIJim ILUIII at a ceremony Friday The award Waslings granted was made by Rear Admiral George during 1943 Uboat nests D Murray to White and two fel facilities at Wilhelm low pilots The three served to and Cuxhaven in north gether in marine lighter sqund1 Gcrmany and Duesscldort rons in the Solomohs and Guadalj slee center in canal theaters White is the son of Rninciandt wcrc dealt shat tering blows in the resumption of roiindtlieclock attacks Fridays resumption ot tne softeningiip blows on Gcrmany cost the Americans eight planes The eighth air force communi que said a large number ot the nazi fighters which challenged them during the long unescorted trip were shot down The RAF attack on Germanys Ihird largest inland port city was described authoritatively as very heavy It was the 53rd raid on this big Ruhr target which received its heaviest blast ing on May 25 when about 500 British bombers clumped almost 2000 tons of explosives upon its great iron and steel works The eighth U S air force was the first to break the twoweek lull Friday when it sent the big fomengined planes throughl swarms of enemy fighters and heavy tlak on the BOOmile round trip to northwest Germany The devastating blows were resumed against the reich even before the axis had admitted the loss of phe nomenal allied victory achieved chiefly by air power In the May 25 raid on seldorf a great assortment of two and fourton block alone with tens of thousands of incendiaries were cascaded the city It was on thfo target that the KAF tfe tint ALLIES PUSH NEARER seizure of Pan tellerift arrow June II broke the principal line of island defenses line guarding lUly and carried allied air power a step nearer Sicily Short range fighter planes based on Pantelleria can range more easily over Sicily than they could when operating from Tunisia Broken arrows indicate areas of heavy allied bombers in ;