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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1942, Mason City, Iowa HISTORY WOINES ASCHIVES III NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IP VOL XLVIH ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PKESS TOLL LEASED WIRES NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IQWA TUESDAY MAY 26 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OVK HOME EDITION uimr AXIS GRAB FOR FRENCH NAVY SEEN ff in France VICHY SEEKS IN MASSIVE U S RAF AIR BLOWS AT NAZIS SEEN U S Military Chiefs Confer With British Airmen in London LONDON United States military leaders conferred Tuesday night with their British opposites at general headquarters I and expert observers predicted a i massive smash at Gerfany by the U S air force and RAF soon would follow 1 The mission headed by Lieut i Gen Henry H Arnold and Rear Admiral John H Towers chiefs of the army and navy air forces also included two top ground officers Maj Gen Divight D Eisenhower and Mai Geu Mark W Clark Opinion was that the U S and Britain were preparing a massive blow at Hitler by air land and sea before Germany could deal a death blow to Russia Sizable forces of U S troops already are in northern Ireland with complete invasion equipment 1 Arnold and his mission first jgnferred with American air gen E i5 with the AEF to determine 1 far Preliminary ans i Their purpose Js to confer with the British in talks believed de signed to coordinate strategy for t diuoss me Atlantic Arnold was 1 arranging meetings with the chiefs of Britains fighting forces He assumed personal charge of United States air operation plans taking over a prepared office in American military headquarters His aides started immediately to check details of the United States air prepara tion Ihus far The typical unofficial British reaction was that the mission foreshadowed a supreme air of fensive against the axis in Eur ope Its arrival coincided with authoritative reports o such preparations and with growing direct action clamor for more against Hitler It was indicated that with the heads ol two branches United States flying forces on the spot it would be possible to arrive at I decisions without reference to Washington greatly speeding up American war preparations in the European war theater Amone the officers accom panying General Arnold and ADMIRAL TOWERS Air Chief GENERAL ARNOLD Force Chief Kharkov Battle Rages ANNOUNCEHUGE s warship BUILDING PLANDamaged by AT CAMP DODGE Transfer Induction Center to Camp From Fort Des Moines DES MOINES building program at Camp Dodge will follow transfer of the United States army induction and While the Russians reported further gains on the ap proaches to the great industrial city of Kharkov Moscow and Berlin differedsharply as to the progress of fighting in the IzyumBarvenkovo sector where the Germans at tempted a counteroffensive In the south the Germans were in control of Kerch Directions of attacks are indicat ed on the above map by arrows Initiative in Ukraine Fight Soviets Smash Way Forward Again From Kharkov Front Posts Admiral were Maj Gen D wfrht D Eisenhower head of the operations division of the war department general staff and Maj Gen Mark W Clark chief ot staff of the army ground forces The arrival of the mission so quickly after the landing of th largest American Iroop convoy of the war to reach northern Ireland was regarded here as more than a coincidence The inclusion of both the whitehaired head of the army air forces and his counterpart in the navy recalled a recent authorita tive British statement that the day was not far off when the allies would be able to throw 1000 bom bers a night against Germany Observers doubted however that the mission would result in immediate air attacks by United States forces They pointed out that American planes and pilots were more urgently needed in other theaters such as Australia and India These sources said they felt the Americans would take part here when Great Britain and the United States were ready to make a supreme effort to seize control of the air Admiral Towers has been a naval aviation expert since 1911 and is regarded as one of the worlds foremost authorities on the use of the dive bomber He served in London twice as attache in the United States embassy Since the German cruiser Prinz Eugen made her way to Kiel from Norway despite an HAF bomb and torpedo attack there has been much questioning in parliament as to why the British armed serv ices have not been using dive bombers in conjunction with tor pedo attacks Fitch Company Files Suit for Return of in Taxes DES MOINES F W Fitch company has filed suit in federal district court here for the return of from the depart ment of internal revenue claim ing the company which manufac tures hair preparations for several years did not deduct advertising and selling expense from the sell ing price on which the manufac turers excise tax was levied Induction of lowans Between 2145 Who Signed Feb 16 Near DES MOINES se lective service officials announced that induction of men between 21 and 4o who registered Feb 16 will begin next week By HENRY C CASSIDY MOSCOW red army fought its way forward again from newly established positions on the Kharkov front Tuesday proceed ing in a series of lunges through the German fortifications and ap peared to be firmly holding the initiative elsewhere as the Ukrain ian offensive entered its third week About the IzyumBarvenkova sector to the south Marshal Timoshenkos forces were re ported to have beaten back a violent German assault led by 150 tanks Repulsing attacks of German fascist troops in the IzyumBar venkova direction our 4roops are inflicting heavy losses on enemy tank units the soviet in formation bureau announced The bureau also reported the cosolidation positions of Mar shal Semeon Timoshenkos divi sions in the Kharkov area this following indications that they were again moving forward in the offensive launched J4 days ago Red flyers held aerial super iority in the Kharkov sector and were hammering enemy mech anized forces heavily In the IzyumBarvenkova area dis patches said Russian cavalrymen whose squadrons moved up with tanks in the initial attacks were reported to have two battalions of German infantry killing 300 of the enemy One of the major developments emerging from the Kharkov battle was the Russian resistance in Ger man tanks a resistance described as unequalled in the past 11 months of war Izvestia soviet official paper said the red army was usin The paper said that a German tank division from France was sent into one sector of the Khar kov front to hold three important defense points and relieve an en circled nazi garrison in a village AOWll Jl but that the Russians beat waves of tanks and planes and wfcj nim plants a then counterattacked to gain hill Fifty German tanks and two regiments of infantry failed in an attackIn another area Iz vestia said 10 Russian tanks de stroying several German ma chines and dispersing the in fantry to the camp R1 ors of Fort Des Moines said Tues day Major Powers who is lo he the commanding officer at the new induction and reception center said architectural en grineerinsr contracts for 10 large buildings and 23 smaller bar racks buildings already have been let and that construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept 1 The war department announced at Washington Monday that the Fort Des Moines induction and reception center is to be moved to Camp Dodge to make way for the officers training school the womens army auxiliary corps Fort Des Moines is located on Ihe south edge of Des Moines and Camp Dodge is 10 miles northwest of city The new buildings include A selectee processing building in duction station building cloth Ing and issuing warehouse chapel post lion buildinjr 1000 man con solidated mess hall theater fire station hospital building 24 small barracks buildings They will be of wooden con struction Major Powers said he expects construction contracts to be awarded momentarily and that he believes the first start will be made within 24 hours Construc tion aew will work 24 hours a day seven days a week The grounds are being leased from the state for 51 The state will retain some 130 acres ot ground at the south end of tha camp for the training of Iowa state guardsmen Adj Gen Charles Gralil said Major Powers said the present induction aid reception center will start moving to Camp Dodire June 1 The induction and reception center will be completely evacu ated from Fort Des Moines by July 1 Major Powers also reported that Col L V Padgett commandant at Fort Des Moines will remain at the fort after the WAAC has moved in Also remaining at the fort will be a complement about 200 regular army men In addition to the 200 men remaining another group of about 200 comprising the school detachment to operate the WAAC school will move ii shortly Major Powers added During World war I Camp Dodee became a regional train ing camp and 1812 buildings were erected to accommodate 40000 soldiers Troops from the midwest soon will be going to Camp Dodge again as they did in the first World war but this lime they will remain there only for induction and not for training Early transfer of the induction and reception center from Fort Des Moincs at the south edge of the city to Camp Dodge northwest of Des Moines was announced Monday by the war department in Washington n UT 11 rt light gun called the PTO as well as antitank rifles heavy artillery antitank grenades and simple sPaec however to accommodate sasolinefilled bottles to smash up nghUng that the camp area had been leased to he federal government for SI for the duration of the war and six months thereafter The state is reserving enough iace however to accommodate the state guard partof which has at Camp Dodge since March 16 Transfer f the induction cen ter from Fort Des Moines will make way for the officers training school of the recently created womens auxiliary army corps Army officials here said the transfer would be completed in be the for constrution may necessary to recondition World war cantonment site use as a reception center Camp Dodge was established for use of the Iowa national guard in 1907 it was named in 1910 in honor of Gen Grenville M rV tuvnic ii rrecipnail Dodge of Civil war fame who was YEAR AGO active later in construction of the union Pacific railway Cllk Torpedo BULLETIN ST LUCIA British West In dies torpedo fired from within the territorial waters of the French island of martinique damaged the United States De stroyer Blakeley Tuesday but the warship reached Fort DC France under her own power WASHINGTON navy that the had lamaged by an enemy torpe do in the Caribbean sea but had reached port with ten members of her crew reported missing and six injured The announcement came in the navys communique No 81 The Blakeley was the 13th na val iessel announced as sunk or damaged from all causes and was the first combatant ship re ported attacked in the Carib bean The text ol the communique about Caribbean area 1 The USS Blakoley a World war destroyer has been damaged by a torpedo from an enemy sub marine in the Caribbean sea 2 The Blakeley has reached port with 10 members of her crew reported as missing and six in jured The injured men have been hospitalized and next of kin n both injured and missing are be ing notified as information is re ceived in the navy department 3 There is nothing to report from other areas Plymouth Youth Who Took Part in Raid on Tokio Reported Killed in Action Corp Leiand Faktor Buried in Military Ceremony in China standard displacement and was built at and Sons Philadelphia She was launched Sept 19 1918 and commissioned May 8 1919 She was named for Capt John ston Blakeley a native of Ireland who was lost at sea on the Wasp in 1814 IOWA GIRL 2ND IN SPELL BEE 11 Year Old Seventh Grader From Texas Is National Winner WASHINGTON i c h ard Earnhart 11 year old student in the seventh grade of Coldwell school at El Paso Tex won the 18th national spelling bee Tues day by knowing acquiesced and sacrilegious Mary Margaret Montgomery of Hileman Iowa put an s instead of a c into acqui esced after nearly four hours of calmly facing dozens of mul tisyllabic tonffue twisters and had to he content with second place Third place went to Hazel M LaPrade of Worcester Mas who spelled paucity with an s The new champion who sue ceeds Louis Edward Sissman o Detroit was a nervous contestant from the start and never turned from the microphone after spell ing a word until he had received a reassuring nod from the pro nouncer Little Miss Montgomery on the other hand was outwardly calm throughout the long match and a trip to New York Second place will get and third place DROWNS IN BATHTUB MARSHALL Minn ald Louwagie 10 months old was The announcement followed drowned in the bathtub at his r therc is a submarine disclosure by state officials here nomc here Monday supply base near here but the v rarftPI TMIIC imr ci Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Cooler in north and east portions Tuesday night and in noon night except in extreme north Cooler south Wednesday fore noon Light rains southwest and in extreme west Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation Maximum Minimum 72 58 63 05 64 Cerro Gordo unty youth Corp Lclaud Fak tor who only recently was iwarded the distinguished service TOSS for his participation in the raid on Tokio with Brig Gen James H Doolittle was Tuesday to have been killed in action The date or details of his death were not revealed in a communication received by Cor poral Faktors family in Plym outh The wire said Faktor had been buried with military hon ors somewhere in China Corporal Faktor was one of 79 men who without knowing Japan was to be the objective volun teered to join the raiding party led by General Doolittle in April Son of Mr and Mrs Louis tor route 1 Corporal Faktor en listed in the army Aug 8 1941 He was graduated from Plymouth high school with the class of 1939 He was unmarried No other member of the Faktor family is in the armed services A younger brother is attending school in Plymouth and an older brother married helps operate the Faktor farm LELAND D FAKTOK U S Planes Siiiilt UBoat Off Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil The sinking of a German subma rine by United States patrol planes off the northeast Brazilian coast near the city of Aracaty last Sat urday afternoon was absolutely confirmed Tuesday by a high source Aracaty is 85 miles east of Fortaleza A high source earlier said it was understood that more than one submarine was attacked in the battle of Fortaleza in which the submarine was sunk The antisubmarine attacks by United States forces were part of a greatactivity Brazils north east coast including an assault on another Brazilian merchantman by a submarine and the expected arrival survivors from an un identified vessel Authoritative sources at Fort aleza said the sinking of the submarine was confirmed by the appearance of a large oil slick and wreckage on the sur face They were unable to name the aviators however or to give further details Earlier reports said the subma rine signalled for aid when it first was attacked by one United Slates plane joined later by at least three others Although an authorized an nouncement at Fortaleza Tues day was positive in stating that the submarine had been sunk Brazilian authorities here said they still lacked official informa tion and United States authorities here denied having the slightest FireLoss in Only Retread Shop in City The Lou Travers tire tread ser vice 304 Second street southwest Mason Citys only tire retreading shop went temporarily out ot business Monday afternoon when the interior was burned to scorchedblackness hraburstof flames The fire started Mr Travers believed Irom fumes of the tire cement ignited by the furnace nearby The flames spread first to the tire cement itself and then took the wallboard ceilingin a flash according to employes Bursting through a large window to the east the flames went into the William Ferguson home 124 Jefferson avenue southwest and ignited the west wall of the frame building spreading to the shingle roof Both buildings were a mass ot flames within a few minutes fanned by a strong wind but were brought under control by the fire department within half an hour after arrival of the trucks Mem bers of the off shift were called and helped to fight the flames Much of the shingle roof of the house had to be chopped away to get at flames underneath Mr Travers admitted that he would be temporarily out of busi ness but would not estimate dam age until he had time to examine his machinery His was the only A high Brazilian source said it was possible that the subma rine which was sunk was the same raider whicli torpedoed without sinking the Brazilian ship Commandante Lyra doubt there is a submarine raider must be receiving supplies in some manner nearby or they would be unable to cruise the shipping lanes for long times as ltley are now doing said this in MASON CITY C o o 1 c r Tuesday tormant These submarines un doubtedly possess valuable and detailed information as to coast wise navigation and facilities j b am 41 At Recife the rescue ship Rio cast portion Wednesday fore Iguazu with survivors from an unidentified variously re MTNMPcnTi i t j ported to number from 52 to 56 MINNESOTA Cooler Tuesday was expected almost hourly niKht excent nnts Authorities were unable to confirm axis broadcasts that the survivors were from a United States battleship of the Mary land class which the Italians have claimed was sunk by one of their submarines ccduve when a vessel is arriving with United States survivors and doubt that th aUnit Sia i a United States ship tire retreading shop in City and was doing an Mason allout business as Ihe result ot tire rationing Dozens of fires of all sizes were scorched and hurncd in the fire and almost none were saved because of the speed with which lie flames spread Mr Travers said that he car ried some insurance A car owned by Ed Miles farmer residing south of Clear Lake in the shop at the time was moved outside without damage Zack Bros Electric company 30t Second street southwest also was filled with smoke The salvage truck combination engine No 1 and chiefs car re sponded on the alarm at oclock from Central station The off shift was called at 4 oclock and engine No 2 from the south station rolled to the scene of the fire at the same time Civilian Instructors Arrive at Iowa City for Navy School Work IOWA CITY of civilian instructors in physics and mathematics following completion of a threeweek course at the navy teachers training center in Chicago was announced Monday night by officials of the navys preflight training school here The list included Dr C J Lapp associate professor of physics at science instructors in University high school here and Dr Robert F Jackson and William M Mc Phcc of the University of Iowa VAIN TO ESCAPE HITLER DEMAND Mussolini Asks for Territory and Nazis Want French Fleet LONDON axis squeeze play to get the French fleet or grab French territory or both was suggested Tuesday in paral lel reports that Italy has demand ed title to Nice and Corsica and that Pierre Laval has consented to the training of German seamen at French naval bases on the characteristics of French war ships Comparison of the various reports brought out the outlines of a situation in which Ger many antl Italy each was using the needs of lie other to seek her own needs with the Vichy French government in the mid dle forlornly trying to play off one master against the other The Germans were portrayed as using the Italian territorial demands as a threat to force Vichy to give up the French fleet peaceably The Italians were described as seeking to bolster their home fronts morale by taking a slice of French territory and at the same time using this maneuver as a pretext to keep at home 300000 Italian soldiers that the Germans would like to have sent to the Russianfrontr Pierre Laval the Vichy chief of government and the man on Ihe snot from all angles was reported by diplomatic observ ers to have offered to negotiate the Italian demands with a disarming offer to discuss Tu nisia The Italians have wanted Tunisia since before the World war but their new demands were reported to deal with Nice and Corsica so that injection of Tunisia into the discussions would further complicate and possibly delay matters Informed sources in London who have underground connec tions said that in dealing with Germany on the other hand Laval had consented to the train ing of a considerable number ot German seamen at French naval yards and stations to familiarize thorn with French warships Pos sibly less than the Germans want this still would placatory move These sources said virtually all major Units the French fleet at the Toulon naval base had rained of oil and did not nough to reach Algeria in an emergency The Berlin radio said Laval had returned lo Vichy after weekend conferences in Paris with numerous personalities and his closest collaborators Meanwhile Admiral Sir An drew Browne Cunningham who lias just left his post as com mander of Britains Mediterran ean licet to head the British ad miralty delegation in Washing ton said here that it would be very nasty for the allies if the French naval forces at Toulon were turned over to the axis The admiral declared he had every hope that would not be done Of the French naval vessels interned at Alexandria he said they were entirely proVichy when he left there recently Dispatches from Bern Monday said both Germany and Italy ap peared cooling fast toward Laval collaborationist chief of the Vichy government Berlin writers spoke of the stagnation in German French relations One of the sources in London said There are indications Hitler is planning a coup detat to seize the fleet at Toulon suddenly possibly through the use of fifth column ists in cooperation with airborne troops and then man it with Ger man Meanwhile the Germans arc usinff Italian territorial demands to force France to Rive up the fleet peaceably at the same time insisting that Laval produce for the axis or get out it was de clared The temper of the French peo ple is such Laval does not dare carry out wholehearted coopera tion as he knows it would cause his downfall the source said The opinion was expressed that there was no Frenchman the Ger mans could put in Lavals place serve as ;