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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1942, Mason City, Iowa IT I II NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT ASSOCIATED PR8S ANL UMTED MESS FUU LKASED MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 157l942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ONE MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ZU SEA BATTLE OFF SARDINIA REPORTED Black Sea Fleet Shells Nazis BATTLES GO ON WITHUNABATED FURY IN CRIMEA No Further Reports of German Gains Are Heard by Moscow MOSCOW into Ihe fight for Sevastopol with its guns thundering the soviet Black sea fleet was reported Monday to have brought aid to the hard pressed land garrison by laying down a deadly barrage which took a heavy toll of the axis assault forces The battles in the tightdrawn siege lines around the Crimean port on the shell pocked front east of Kharkov in the Ukraine con tinued with undiminished fury However there were no fur ther reports of German Bains on either front since dispatches of Sunday which said the Ger mans had pushed forward in some sectors at Kharkov and turned loose a full scale on slaught against Sevastopol in an attempt to smash the Russian defenses by sheer weight of men and armor Dispatches from the Crimean flank of the battlefront did not identify the warships whose guns ivere reported in action for the first time since June o when the new battle for Sevastopol began The principal units of the Black sea fleet are the cruisers Red Crimea and Red Caucasus which played an important part earlier in the Russian recapture of Kerch Feodosiya The been engagedin maintaining a line of supply and communications for the port and naval base which has been cut off by land since last fall Naval infantry has been in ac tion ashore for some time V The Germans were reported to have bolstered their assault forces with strong reserve strength including units shifted from other fronts Their former timetable of at 5 a m to 9 p said to have given way to 24 hour 3 day assault The nazis however had little to show for their heavy sacrifices in either of those key battles of the coming Russian campaigns In the last two days the so viet information bureau said the Germans have lost 2850 men and on the Kharkov much material front alone Both the mighty thrust against Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos armies of the Ukraine and the on slaught to batter dosvn the de fenses of besieged Sevastopol Russias great Black sea naval base and last Crimean foothold had failed to develop the crush ing momentum of Hitlers big 1941 offensives The rest of the long Russian front meanwhile showed signs of shaking off the winter stalemate and bitter fighting at many scat tered points suggested that the whole battle line may be springing into new action Nazis Declare Gains Are Made Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With dwindling time in which to start a grand offensive before they are smitten aflank or at the rear on a second European front the Germans are threshing at the ramparts of Sevastopol while th remainder of the vast German Russian front shows signs of an imminent general flareup Despite a spendthrift use of figntmg men which in some sec tors outweighed thc red army and civiian defenders five and six to one Adolf Hitler still had only the hasty graves of his dead to show for his allout effort against Sevas topol The German hiirri command said several fortified positions on the southern side of Sevas topols broad belt of defenses Helmeted Troops Pass in Review helmets fill this section of had been captured by storming German infantrymen while 16 defending planes were shot Sunday by German bombe ftrhters over the Sevastopol tress area East of Kharkov where the Ger mans have been trying for posi tions from which to launch a grand offensive toward the Caucasus a battle for rectification of the line was said by the Hitler command to have ended in the German favor The communique said that rem nants of the beaten enemy had been destroyed and 25000 Russian prisoners taken along with de struction or capture of 225 tanks and 208 lield guns 1C the Russians make their slo gan another step back will remain a thorn in the flank of the antici pated German drive toward the Caucasus which even now seemed to be taking its preliminary form m the Kharkov sector north of the Crimean peninsula IQ Intensive Search for Scrap Started by Americans heGer Each Person Asked to Take Much Needed Product lo Oil Stations lowan Falls From Motorcycle Years Traffic Toll Now 203 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eighteen year old Viclor New land of Center Point Iowa was fatally injured Sunday in a fall from the motorcycle he was rid ing two miles west of Independ ice He died soon after being taken to an Independence hospital Sher iff James McDonnell said it was not known whether Newland died from striking the pavement or from being run over by a motor cycle being driven by a compan ion Arthur Lanning of Toddville The death brought the weeks highway accident total in fowa to four and raised the years high way fatality toll to with 223 on the corresponding date in 1941 Another death Sunday was that of Arthur Durkin about 41 of Muscatine who died shortly after he was struck by a Milwaukee passenger train in the yards in his home town Crew members of the train said the man was ap parently asleep on the track 1000 ATTEND CONVENTION SOIUX CITY than 1000 members from Iowa Ne braska and South Dakota at tended the thirtyseventh annual convention of the Iowa Elks as sociation here Sunday Men of 18 and 19 An important message from the United States Recruiting Service ap pears on Page 2 of this issue By FRANCIS M tE MAY WASHINGTON the results to be measured in more machines for victory and possi bly a delay or forestallment 01 nationwide millions of gasoline rationing Americans Monday began a search of attics cellars backyards and other places of dis card for old rubber The campaign began by direc lion of President Roosevelt who called upon every citizen to turn in every bit of rubber possibly spare Each person was requested lo take all discarded or spare rub ber o the nearest of the 400001 ffasoline filling stations scat tered throughout the country The needed elastic may be do nated or sold to the station op erator for a penny a pound The oil industry announced its entire work force numbering over 1000000 men and women and its automotive equipment would handle the job of receiving the rubber and assembling if at cen tral points for delivery to the gov ernment Although officials had made no flat statement that a decision on nationwide gasoline rationing ould hinge on the campaign 1illiam R Boyd Jr chairman of the petroleum induslrv war coun cil said that whether nutomo biles could be kept rolling de pends entirely on the total ton nage of rubber scrap there is ountryvicle gas rationing has been considered as a means of conserving tires Boyfl emphasized that any and all profit accruing lo the oil companies in the scrap the cent apound for scrap delivered at the service stations and the S25 a ton the government will pay for go to the United Service organizationsthe army and navy relief and the Red Cross He listed acceptable scrap rub ber as follows Tires crepe rubber soles tennis shoes rubber sheeting rubber iccls plumbers suction cups ubes boots and overshoes rubber Jelling pads and matting bathinq caps sample tire section hard rubber tires hot water bottles rubber gloves raincoats jar rings rubber ash tray tires and hun dreds of other articles made of rubber However he said collectors should not accept hard rubber battery boxes and should see that metal wood and leather were re SENATE PASSES PAY ALLOTMENT Draft Boards Will Consider Families in Calling Up Selectees WASHINGTON sen ate approved and sent to the house Monday a military pay al lotment bill requiring draft boards to consider family relationships in calling men for duty with the armed forces UncJer the basic section of meas ure details of which wore revised last week by a joint conference commitlee the government would help the four lowest ranks of sol diers sailors marines and coast guardsmen support their depend ents Deductions taken from the mens pay would be supplemented by federal allowances which in some cases would be considerably larger than the fighting mens contributions The second section of the bill revises the selective service act by requiring local draft boads to first exhaust supplies of single men or those without bona fide family ties before calling up husbands and fathers Senator Lee p Okla said the idea behind reviving the selective service act was to give expression to congressional intent that the family shall be left intact as long as possible and that financial de pendency is not the controlling point as much as the status of a man as head of a family We want the unmarried men taken first Lee told reporters Informed lawmakers estimated that few if any family men would have to be inducted before late next winter The bill is expected to receive final congressional action this week The financial aid would cover dependents of privates first class privates corporals and line ser geants in the army and of cor responding grades in the other services Romance Thumbs a Ride By ALLEN EPPES Delightful Serial Starting in thi issue of GlobeGazette Turn to Comic 2 Medals Return to Japs and HOW YORK chrono NEW YORK Thc chrono logy of two medals Oct g The emperor of Japan presented them to Master Rigger Henry Vormstein ot Lake view N Y and Shipwright John B Laurey of Brooklyn seamen on the U S S Connecticut when the U S battle fleet visited Japan Jan 26 Vormstein and Laurey sent them to Navy Sec retary Knox and asked tliat they be returned attached to a bomb Jan 6 A letter from the navy secretary to the chief of bu reau of ordnance Two medals to Japan return 1 Forwarded for appropriate action in consonance with the re quest x x x April filled 18 Mission ful Official correspondence released Monday by the third naval dis trict read From Secretary of the navy To Master Rigger H Vorm stem navy yard New York Via Commandant New York navy yard Subject of A Your letter of to Japan Reference Jan 26 1942 1 Through thc courtesy of the EXECUTIONS OF 25 IN HAMBURG ARE REPORTED war department your Japanese medal and a similar medal turned in for shipment by Shipwrignt John B Laurey were returned to His Royal Highness the emporcr On 18 April 1342 2 1 am informed by thc sec retary of war thai the medals at tached to a 500pound bomb were delivered at Tokio on 18 April 1942 by Lieut Tecl W Lawson U S army with appropriate cere mony Frank Knox Laurey is now at Pearl Harbor having volunteered on the first call for civilian workers to repair damage clone by the Japanese Requiem high mass for Pvt William A Burke son of Mrs Ida Burke 410 Fifth street southeast will be celebrated Wednesday morning at at St Josephs Catholic church by Father Gerald Sleicrt Private Burke a United LWvDON GerSlates marine was killed in ac monys greatest port where the lion during the recent battle at disintegration of the German home Midway island his mother was front began in the last year of the notified Sunday morning in a World war has been the scene of Other Neutral Sources Hear Nazis Trying to Stamp Out Unrest bloody food rioting apparently au thentic reports reaching Stockholm and other neutral cities said Mon day The reports said that 25 Ger mans hail been executed and hundreds had been arrested as the gcstapo moved in lo stamp out unrest at any cost Seven policemen were killed and sev eral were wounded by riolinc civilians armed with revolvers the reports said tfi K tJi Hamburg has been long known as tho major German city with little sympathy for the nazi cause In Hamburg the sailors of the kaisers fleet mutinied against their officers in 1918 which started the events that led to the collapse oi the German home front It is the chief German pori city which has suffered most from the cessation of world trade that came with the war ant which bas been pounded most severely by the Royal air force Just before and after the 1313 armistice communists engaged in bloody street fighting there and made an attempt to set up a revo lutionary government In the immediately following the World war it was a center for worldwide communist activities The strongest opposition In the nazis centered in Hamburg in the days when Hitler was slugging and bullying his way lo Power with the backing of some German industrialists Powerful Workers organizations many of them led by communists en eaged in frequent clashes with the nazis at public meetings and m street fights that sometimes assumed Hie proportions of Pitched battles The hostility toward tile nazis never was entirely wiped out by Hitlers gestapo raids and concen tration tamp methods after thc nazis came into power and allied cycles believe that Hamburg and Cologne were the most fertile ground in Germany for war weari ness and disintegration Trouble started when stevedores loading coffee from prewar stocks into trucks for transport to the Russian front threw some of over an iron barrier into the street Passersby fought for the preci to ous coffee bcrns according to these reports When strong secret nazi police detachments arrived the crowd sloncd lliem Several policemen were wound Ed in addition to those killed it was said by civilians who used revolvers All Candidates Fail Test CHICAGO shortest civil service list ever posted was put en the board complete blank All candidates for the 55 000 a year job as secretary of ilic public library failed the exam Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGczc lie carrier boy for Burke Killed at Midway Planned Wednesday T M I 1 ITALIANS CLAIM 7 SHIPS SUNK IN BRITISHCONVOY First Reports Indicate Important Strategical Move by Allied Force By CLYDE A FARNSWORTII Associated Ircss War Editor A great running seaair battle diich on the face of axis reports only information available to have stemmed Mother Is Notified of Death of Local Marine in Battle telegram from a marine corps lieutenant general Rosary for the local youth who would have been 19 years old Monday will be said at 8 oclock Tuesday niglit at St Josephs church Notification of Private Burkes death grave no details It slated that he was killed in the per formance of his duty and while serving his country It said also that interment temporarily would be in the locality where the death occurred His mother received two letters dated May 30 from him Monday morninir In his lettershesald thema rine corps Was tops The Mason Cityan quit his studies in the local junior college after attending for a year iml onehalf to enlist in the marine corps on Jan 28 of this year He received his training in the marine corps base in San Diego Cal and was known to be in the corps air craft group He was sent to Hono lulu in April and in midApril was sent to Midway He attended the Legionspon sored Boys State tvo years ayo ant was the first Boys Stater to be killed in action in World war II His father was a veteran of the first World war Mason City delegates to Boys State who re turn from Grinncll Monday night will attend the mass Wednesday Members of the American Le TVT WILLIAM A BURKE in Action gion and Auxiliary and V F W and Auxiliary and their color guards will also attend the mass Private Burke was prominent in local activities IJe was a member of the Holy Name so ciety of St Josephs church a member of he Collegiate club in junior collcce and at OUR time was an assistant sports writer for Hie GlobeGazelle HD was also a former Globc Gazctle carrier boy He was born June 15 Burke attended grade and high schools at St Josephs and then enrolled in junior college He is survived by his mother two brothers Jack 17 and Bob 15 all home and mother Mrs Josephine grand Fox of New Haven He was preceded in death by his father and n brother The Meyer funeral home is in charge arrangements for the service youth talent and by elements of a strong patriotic ready to inaugurate an other historic North Iowa band festival Tuesday With final preparations com pleted for the festival featuring 4 bands General Chairman W L iNichols believed everything pos suuions Turn to Comic Poge boy beGczc tic Parade Tuesday to Include 105 Units n done for smnnth iho sible had been done for smooth running of the seventh annual event Meanwhile Parade Chairman Roger Lyons announced that no less than 105 separate units had been lined up for the parade at U oclock in the morning A number of floats carrying out patriotic themes particularly on the winning of the war will be seen at intervals throughout the parade Thei 1941 queen will occupy thc Miss Aortli fowa float in the pa rade The Elks arc preparing an army air corps float a Kiwanis float will depict the navy air corps while thr Lions will glorify Navy mothers will the have a float showing the navy Floats also are being prepared by the American Legion the American Red Cros the A F l L the Veterans of Foreign Wars the Junior Chamber of Commerce the Farm Bureau and Safetv Council Thc festival is an all day even starting with band concerts in Central park at oclock marching bands on Federal ave nue at oclock the big pa rade at 11 oclock band concerts again at oclock special ap pearance of Ihe queens in Central park at 2 oclock and the grand finale at the Roosevelt football field at 7 oclock DRAFTEES LEAVE FOR INDUCTION Rockwell Band Crowd Gather for Ceremony Presentation of Gifts SEE PICTUKE ON FACE X Before citizens of Mason City were up Sunday morning lo un furl flogs in observance of Flag clay a large number of draftees selected by board No 2 of Ccrro Gordo county were enroute for induction into the service A large number of Mason Hyans and friends and relatives of thc selectees gathered in the early morning hours to see the boys off The Rockwell high school band outfitted in maroon and white and headed by a quintet of mn jorcfs handy at twirling the sil ver batons played martial music as the crowd gathered Members o civic organizations were there to give the boys their best wishes and the American Le gion and Veterans of Foreign Wars acted as he color bearers and color guard for tlic formal part of the sendoff Gifts were presented to each of the selectees by the Citizens Good Will committee before pic tures were taken and they were ready to leave A picturesque departure of draftees with the band playing salute to the colors and many a handwave and goodby started Flag day for Mason Ctiy IT WAS SIDESPLITTING GLADEWATER Tex was a hilarious sidesplitting movie An employe found a set of false teeth in the aisle Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy 2 Imprisoned 56 Hours in Wrecked Coal Mine Rescued RENTCW Wash men rescued 56 hours after they were trapped in a coal mine rested Monday showing no ill effects from llicir forced imprisonment oOfl feet underground They were Archie Skiver veteran coal miner and fntlier it three children and Robert Ston ack 20 an apprentice Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Somewhat warmer Mon day day afternoon through Tues forenoon Scattered light tered thunderstorms Tucsciav MASON CITY Slowly rising lem perature Monday Monday afternoon night and Tuesda forenoon Scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday fore noon MINNESOTA Somewhat wavmcr Monday afternoon through Tuesday forenoon Scattered light showers west and north central portions Monday altcr noon Showers and scattered thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday forenoon Moder ately strong winds west and northcentral portions Monday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday At a p m Sunday 43 62 40 R5 from a major strategical move Ihe allies was being fought Mon day at Italys Mediterranean door step between the Italian islands of Tunis and Sardinia The location of the battle Hie strenffth and composition given by Rome for ttie allied naval force and the reckless eNpendi turc of planes in the attack on it suggested either that Kalian territory itself might be under attack or lhat the allies were chaffed in a jrrcat transfer of strength between Gibraltar and Suez V The Italian high command in a special communique claimed tliat two cruiseis one destroyer and four steamers were sunk out of one of two British convoys n battleship an aircraft car rier two cruisers one destroyer and four steamers heavily dam aged II Giornalc clItnliu declaring it llic largest convoy the British had ever sent into the Mediterranean said it consisted of about 30 units including two aircraft carriers a battleship four cruisers 10 de stroyers and 12 to 14 transports The paper said the greater part ot the convoy already had been forced to turn back The Italians said Ihe convoy at tacked was protected by nu merous units of the line and by two aircraft carriers Spotting the convoy early Saturday Ital ians said their scout planes latei lost sight of it and the first at tack was not delivered until Sun day Numerous formations lorpedo planes bombers and fighters then slruck thc flotilla Ihe Italians related They ac knowledged 20 planes lost them selves and reported shooting IS carrierborne planes clown in flames The operations were resumed in the early hours of Monday morning against the remaining units the communique con cluded W Italians Assert Battleship Hit ROME From Italian Broad violent battle be tween Italian warplanes and one of two strongly protected east bound British convoys negotiating the perilous passage between Alnca nnd Sardinia resulted iri tlie sinking of two cruisers and a destroyer mid damage to five other warships including nn air craft carrier and a battleship thn Italinti Migli command asserted Monday in a special communique Thc official announcement iden tified the warships onlv as en emy vessels However a little earlier the regular high command communique had told of violent air and naval action with two large strongly escorted British iuj iiiuvii ji iitit co t iittvnyiv CSCOJ tCO showers in extreme west and convoys which obviously were extreme south portions Monday lc same involved in the later afternoon Showers and sent Italian claim of success In London British authorities vui luo i uuviil v v ui ILISII clUinCii I11OS forenoon and in west and south declined to comment on the Italian portions Monday night accounts Italians claimed to have one destroyer repealed baltlo Tiie sunk Two cruisers four steamers Heavily damaged by torpedoes and bombs An aircraft carrier a ship two cruisers a destroyer four steamers The special announcement said One of two convoys mentioned m Mondays army communique number 745 and which was covered moving from thc Atlantic with a numerous escort of men oi war nnd two aircraft carriers by our reconnaissance planes in the first hours of June 11 was pur sued throughout that day and wai repeatedly attacked Sunday by Italian forces in the Mediterranean oetwcen Tunis and Sardinia Numerous formations of tor pedo planes and bombers which were immediately concentrated in operational bases pursued it from dawn lo dusk Two onr destroyer sml four ships were sunk One battleship one aircraft carrier uvo cruiser one destroys ;