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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP OF HISTORY ANO ASCHIVCS UOISE 3 A AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WJRES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 1942 TIUS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE BIDSIIAIOFFNAZIIFLANK ATTACKS YANKEE FLYERS ALSO DAMAGE 2 OTHER VESSELS But Japanese Succeed in Reinforcing Troops Now on Guadalcanal W WASHINGTON ffl The navy announced Saturday that a Japanese destroyer was sunk and a destroyer and cruiser damaged when dive bombers and torpedo planes attacked enemy warshirr backing up landing operations aS Guadalcanal in the Solomon islands The enemy succeeded in re inforcing his troops in Guadal canal site of the American air base in the Solomons despite the resistance from navy and marine corps air forces A navy communique describing the attacks which occurred earlier this week also reported that the enemy had lost a total of seven planes and a small launch in vari ous recent actions as against the loss of two American planes The cruiser a 7100ton vessel ot the Kako class was hit by one torpedo and several bombs and set afire It was observed still burning many hours after attacked The communique added to pre vious reports on Japanese bases in the northern Solomons the in formation that concurrent with those attacks on Oct 5 in which aPacificfleet task force partici pated army navy and marina r made co ordinated attacks on enemy posi tions at Buka island Gizo island and Rekata bay all in the north the navy had Big Shot Comes to Theater Scrap Party western Solomons The task force reported on Thursday damaged five enemy ships of a concentra tion at Shortland island in the Solomons Coordinated armynavyma rine corps action it was dis closed Saturday resulted in damage to several planes at Buka and in destruction of three seaplanes and a small launch as well as damage to beach instal lations at Rekata baj Results at Gizo were not observed Recounting the actions in which Hie Japanese destroyers and the cruiser were successfully attacked the navys communique said thai on the night of Oct 5fi a force of six enemy destroyers was at tempting to assist enemy landing operations at the northwestern end of Guadalcanal island These ships had been sighted by Ameri can planes Under cover of darkness navy and marine corps dive bombers and torpedo planes made their at tacks sinking one destroyer and damaging another Then on the night of Oct 78 the enemy continued to reinforce his troops on Guadalcanal but the communique did not report any American counteraction for that night f On the evening of Oct 8 however an enemy surface force was discovered northwest of Guadalcanal It cover ine landing onerations on he northwestern tip of the Island and consisted of the Kako class cruiser and fire destroyers The cruiser was hit by one tor pedo and was further damaged by bombs and four enemy seaplanes were shot down during the air battle which followed the attack It was at this time that the two American planes were lost The navy said that airplane ob servation on the afternoon of Oct 9 showed that the cruiser was still afire The three ships reported hit In Saturdays communique raised to 38 the total of Japanese ships an nounced as sunk or damaged in the Solomons campaign so far and the latest plane loss reports raised the total of Japanese planes de stroyed in that campaign to 245 ROBERTS IS SPEAKER OSKALOOSA Arthur E Roberts national youth leader spoke al Saturdays meeting of the annual Iowa stale Christian Endeavor union convention for which nearly 500 persons had reg istered as the meeting opened Fri day f r rJfM MVitf H5rnry Pared to a capacity audience at i Saturda morning Here are a few of the sch0 chidren who scrap tickets to the show and sat in the aisles and on the steps to watch it after the seats were full The boy with the biE gun which he hopes will help make a bigger gun is Dick Miller son of Mr and Mrs L D Miller 914 Elm drive who got the old double barreled shotgun from his grand S W IS LASHED Shattering Air Raid Is Made on Rabaul GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia UR machine shops supply depots barracks and defense in stallations of the greatest Japa nese base in the southwest Pacific lay in ruin Saturday after a shat tering attack by allied heavy bombing planes on Rabaul in New Britain island of the Bismarks f Gen Douglas MaeArlhur put into the attack the greatest force of heavy bombers ever used in this theater to smash a base which is a constant menace to Ihe marines in Jhe Solomons and his own forces in New Guinea Driving through furious anti aircraft gun fire Consolidated Catahna medium bombers hit the Rabaul area In the dead of night showering incendiaries throughout the target area The biggest force of Boeing fly ing fortresses ever sent against a target in this zone followed up with 60 tons of demolition bombs picking their targets by the light of fires and explosions the incen diaries had caused While some planes attacked base targets others blew up enemy gun batteries and searchlight positions Eighty miles from nabaul on their way home the plane crews still saw1 the tires Iowa Camp Grant Nazis Held by Canada ApeShackled LONDON and j Canada luliiiied their threat of reprisal against Germany Satur day chaining 1376 war prisoners in a m a nform a n retaliation against the German manacling of thesame number of prisoners two days ago The order went into effect at 5 p m 11 a m Central War time at the same time that the British charged officially that Germany by her first socalled reprisal manacling of prisoners taken in the battel ot Dieppe had breached the Geneva convention for the humane treatment of captives Britain on the other hand con tended that her actions contrary to nazi accusations had abided by the convention Reports reaching London indi cated that all the Germans or dered shackled were in Canadian camps Most of the prisoners cap tured by the Germans at Dieppe were Canadians The government said an un authorized order had tieen is sued before the Dieppe raid di rectins that the hands of Ger man prisoners be hound to pre vent them from destroying pa pers hut that no prisoners were so treated and the order later was countermanded The statement said the Geneva convention does not prohibit the tying of prisoners hands merely prescribing humane treatment In maancling prisoners as an act of reprisal however Germany specifically violated the Geneva convention the statement averred The statement was made as the warwitliinawar over the shack ling issue had reached a point threatening the whole structure of safeguards for prisoners of war Briefly these were the steps The Germans accusing the Brit ish of handcuffing Germans cap tured at Dieppe and in a raid last Sunday on the channel island of Sark announced Friday that they had chained 1376 captives At noon Saturday 6 a m C W T a deadline elapsed for a British threat to carry out coun terreprisals against in equal num Dcr of Germans in their hands At the same time the deadline passed for a German retort that they would manacle three times the number of Britons in their hands With the expiration of the noon deadline Canadian author ities issued an order to start manacline Germans as a retali ation for the steps against the Dieppe prisoners most of whom were Canadians So far the British overtures to he nazis for Swiss in tenen tion check the authenticity of the FINAL Sabotage CEDAR HAPIDS Charles J Kosck Cetiar Rapids parks commissioner expressed concern Saturday that a mother bear may be sabotaging his efforts to cut down the animal population in the zoo here The zoo workers suspect he reported that she will have cubs I hope she doesnt produce triplets What in the world would we do with more bears Early nounccd this week Kosek an that lack of space the loss of a key 700 keeper and meat rationing would force curtailment of the animal exhibit in Beaver park here Plans call for the re tention of four of the six bears Buy WarSavings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy German had been denied repeatedly and insistently been spurned The British statement Saturday said that in the Sark instance the 10 men of the British raiding force were compelled to tie the hands of the Germans captured in order to bind them to their captors but that no orders had been issued to that effect father rhc scrap which was brought to Central park will do double dub Theater employes and management do hP hei and facIities the entire proceeds from the sale ot the scrap will go to the Citizens Victory com mittee to provide presents for the boys leaving for the armed services Boy Scouts assisted in the mobilization of tjie boys and girls The collection totaled 10260 pounds Lock photo Kayenay engraving Hawks Lead Farmers to Have Good Camp Grant Team 133 IOWA University ot Iowa Hawkeyes took n 13 to lead over the Camp Grant soldiers here Saturday afternoon Farmei passed to Burkett for the first Iowi score and kicked the extra point and an intercepted pass accounted for the second Iowa tally FIRST QUARTER Ferguson took he kickoff on the goal line and returned to the 23 broke through left tackle to the 34 Farmer punched into the line fumbled and Schumacher recovered for Camp Grant oil the 38 Camp liit the line for three Again he smacked the line fumbled and Bencla re covered for Iowa on the 31 went to the 46 on an end run Farmer went to the 49 Two plays failed to gain Farmers kick was taken by Sta sica on the eight and returned two yards Camp t a s i c a broke loose to the 36 Nod was knocked out of bounds on the 47 for a first down Stasica passed to Gary and lost five yards Stasica on a re verse made four Stasica punted out of bounds on the Iowa 14 hit the for seven yards The fumbled and recovered middle Hawks for an eight yard loss Stasica took Farm ers kick on the Iowa 45 and re turned to the 28 Camp passed to Andler on the 1G Renzel bucked to the 13 Brandon placekicked a field goal Tor the soldiers making tile score Camp Grant 3 Iowa 0 mcl the kickoff to bucked to the 39 Parker took Farmers pass on the Camp Grant 40 and was stopped on the 34 Curran made five on ancndu The quarter ended with the score Camp Grant 3 Iowa 0 Result of Game Is Printed in Advance on Football Program AMES Slate athlet ic officials received a shock when programs for the lUarquelte game came oack from the printers Accordingto the program the score of the 1942 MarquetteIowa Mate one theyre playing 2813 in favor of the Hilltoppers t was a typographical error It should have been the 1941 game which JMarquette did win 2B13 But if youre superstitious Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy Market for Produce for AMES of Agriculture Paul H Appleby de clared Friday night that farmers need not worry about markets for their produce assuring that there will continue to be demand for all they can produce for many years Concluding a two week lecture series at Iowa State college Ap pleby said that farmers are go ing to be overworked and theyll have to carry on despite short ages of labor and machinery Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Aol much change in tem perature Saturday night antl Sunday forenoon except not quite so cool Saturday night in cast central and north central portions MASON CITY Somewhat warmer Saturday afternoon Saturday night and Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Warmer Saturday except extreme southwest not quite so cool Saturday night ex treme south and extreme north east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 57 Minimum Friday night 32 At 8 a m Saturday 37 YEAR AGO Maximum gj Minimum 33 Nippon Destroyer Sunk off Solomons YANKS DOWNED 48 PLANES IN RAID ON LILLE Makes Possible Total of 110 German Crait Knocked Out in Attack BULLETIN LONDON1 Stales bombers destroyed 48 enemy planes in Fridays air raid on northern France United States army headquarters announced Friday night The biff fourmotored flying fortresses and liberators of which more than 100 partici pated probably destroyed 38 more and damaged another 19 the announcement added This would mean a possible total of HO enemy planes de stroyed or knocked out of ac tion including the five which it was announced Friday were shot down by the big bombers fighter escort By CLINTON B CONGER WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY BOMBER COMMAND SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND UR ot a fleet aerial bat tleships celebrated the biggest clay in United States army aviation history Saturday and looked for ward to bigger and better days to come The hundreds of men who in ICO Boeing flying fortresses and Consolidated liberators had con ducted the greatest daylight bombine attack ever made on enemy occupied territory were definitely pleased Small groups of lie army planes had fought off as many as 30 Ger man Focke Wulfr190 fighters at a time formutipns 0 six planes had downed as many as irenerny fighters a single shot down six In nil for a loss of four planes and three crews the army heavy bomber men estimated their bag of German planes at 41 The Consolidated B24s which had done such sterling service in 4 lowans Take Port in Attack WITH V S BOMBER COM MAND SOMEWHERE IN ENG LAND loivans vere included in the mighty 600 plane attack on occupied France They were Lieutenants Kobert E Black of College Springs and IVilJinm c Rogers of Mount Vernon and Sergeants lohn A Martsching of Oltuimva and Wesley C Swallow of Waukee Ihe Pacific had gone into action for the first time here and had proved themselves to possess the attack intrepidity of the fortresses There were veterans of the antisubmarine battle like those in the B24 unit of Col Edward J Timberlake San Antonio Tex credited with the first submarine sunk in the Gulf of Mexico veterans of a dozen fortress flights over France and men new in action A few wounded One was the belly turret gun ner who stopped bullets xvhict in Person PDQ RJTTIC LONDON American fct 1111111111 ON FRONT N W OF STALINGRAD LONDON American fighter pilots Lieutenants Ed ward A Tovrea of Phoenix Ariz and William B of Vineland N J agreed when they arrived in England that the first one shot down or captured would have to pay the other Tovrea was shot down last Aug 19 in the battle Dieppe and taken prisoner His squadron received a card from him Saturday with this message to Whisonant You win the twenty bucks Come and get it Minnesota Wont Draft Men Necessary for Operation on Farms ST PAUL Paul Sevareid of the Minnesota state selective service headquarters Saturday announced that tele grams had been sent to all local draft boards in the state instructing them to defer from induction even though already ordered for men who are con sidered necessary in the operation of a livestock or dairy farm The announcement came n dav after Minnesotas governor Harold E Stassen had announced in Washington that he was setting up a little manpower commission for the state to attempt to avert a critical shortage of farm help Major Sevareid speaking for Colonel J E Nelson state selection service director emphasized that we want no one inducted from a farm where it will cause a hard ship or loss or production fractured his left elbow pierced his right leg and creased his fore head Knocked down he pulled him self up to his Run shrieking Gimme another crack at those He continued firing throughout a long light with between 15 and 20 German planes and when he Vvas lifted out of the plane at its base he said J got one of those boys but damn it 1 missect the guy that get me1 His plane was piloted by Lieut John E Stewart Ambler Pa whose gunners shot clown four German planes and possibly six W It ffot a burst of gun fire over Dunkirk from the German bat teries Then when it started its run over the target at Lille 30 German planes dove in at it and two other bombers One of the American planes down The plane kept on over the tar get which had been almost lev eled in attacks by earlier waves and dropped its bomb Then we got the Stewart said Antiaircraft shells burst all round and between 15 and 20 German planes drove in to the works riuotccl ing Russians Report German Losses on Leningrad Sector at S to 1 Ratio By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor The German armies diverted from the immediate siege of Stal ingrad were reported counter at tacking furiously on their imper iled northwest flank along a 40 mile front between the Don and Volga rivers Saturday but the Russians said they had beaten off five assaults and entrenched to hold their gains Official soviet quarters de clared the Germans had lost 00000 troops asainst Russian losses of 21384 in a battle on the Leningrad front south of Lake Ladoga German claims of having wiped out seven red army divisions antl captured 12370 troops in fighting around the long besieged northern metropolis were branded by the Russians as a new fake of Ibe Hitlerite counterfeiters a lie from beginning to end Instead the Germans suffered nearly 5tol in manpower losses as well as 200 tanks 2GO planes 244 guns and 400 trench mortars a soviet communique said Inside Staiingrncl the battle flamed with apparently unabated intensity Dispatches to Isvcstii said red army defenders had with stood what was believed to be Adolf Hitlers supreme bid for a decision crushing SO lankled attacks in a fourday old bat tle in the northwest Izvcjslias frontline correspon dent said the nazi command threw at least two new divisions into the offensive aimed at cut ting through the citys heart to the Volga but that the greater part of the attacks failed utterly while others gained only a few dozen yards After more than 36 hours there was still no indication that nazi assault troops were being with drawn leaving the field to Stukn dive bombers and big siege guns to blast the metropolis into sur render The German radio inti mated Thursday that this would be done With the bltuKly siege raging into its nth clny Berlin report i German officer as say For 20 minutes Stewarts plane and those around It fought off the Germans who came in from ail sides Technical Sgt H B Daly Win tondale Pa got one Sgt H O Sheets of Indiana got two and the wounded belly gunner got the fourth Staff Sgt B D Scot right waist gunner put a burst of fire square Into a fifth plane of them came back llt Ilot see it crash The other waist gunner got a bullet in the leg For the rest of the fight he stood on one leg to man his gun ENGLAND FOLKSTONE I Strait of Dover BELGIUM DUNKERQUE ROUURS O 2p STATUTE MILES F RANGE LENS Michigan Iowa Seahawks Ohio State 09 Southern Cal of northern i aucraft force yet to take the air in the FINAL As Columbus first saw land so we look toward Stalingrad of which we arc talking as cue talks of the moon In three days we ad vanced 1300 yards Friday and Saturday we were only able to turn in our holes in the earth First take five houses and then must give up two already it is Browing cold The officer was further quoted as saying thai the con tinned soviet defense was a riddle to military experts Soviet hcadquLirtcrs said Rus sian troops had crushed two more attempts by tankled German ri flemen to break through to the in n northeast factory district site of the great Stalin tank wiped out a company of nazi Infantrv The Russians also declared that a red army force encircled for several days had escaped the Ger man ring after a hard battle and had taken up defense posts in a nearby workers settlement This may have been the same force which the German high com mand asserted had been trapped cut in two and annihilated lowan Sentenced to Life for Slaying Woman Is Implicated MUSCATINE Tracy 42 year old garage owner was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday for the slaying of James Thomas Pnyton Meanwhile Mrs Dorothy Thompson Phillips 27 whom Tra cy had implicated in the death was charged with murder The woman was arrested sooa after her final appearance in dis ill tnct court and was lodged in the arraignment Sheriff Fred Ncspcr Pittsburgh Great Lakes r ;