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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPEfe EDITED FOR THE HOME OqPAfiTUE STORY WO I Ml ASSOCIATED PHESS AND TOLL LEASEO mBES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON GITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 HOME EDITION mrnri THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SlfrTiriw i o x u T m 0 M m SECTION ONE NO 7 YANKS FACE LARGE SCALE JAP FORCE Nazis SOVIETS ADMII CRISIS ACUTE IN BESIEGED CITY Germans Say They Hav Entered Last 2 Nests of Red Resistance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army headquarters ac knowledged a fourlh retreat i 60 hours in the 54 day old sieg of Stalingrad Saturday as th crisis reached an acute stage an the Germans asserted they ha broken into one of the last tiv nests of soviet resistance in th Volga metropolis A bulletin from Adolf Hitler Iield headquarters said naz troops had overrun numerou soviet positions in an advanc Which cut off soviet forces north west of the city and left the Rus sians facing annihilation Soviet dispatches frankly conceded that Stalingrad was experiencing her darkest hours of Ihe struggle with tRc Ger mans throwing masses of re serves into an allout offensive to take the city German military quarters sau nazi shock troops had stormed and occupied half of the Russian gun factory Red Barricade de scribed as one of the last two keysof the citys defense and declared that red army artillerj fire declined as the attack pro gressed The factory lies in thi tory speclacfe of ut ter chaos blasted by nazi shells and bombs and reported that the Spartakbwka settlement a miles north had now been alrnos completely occupied While the picture as a whole appeared gloomy the German lugh command conceded that the Russians still were offering em bittered opposition and soviet dispatches declared the red army wilhdrawals were orderly with no suggestion of panic Red Star the soviet army news paper said the battleworn tic fenders checked the nazi onslaught after retiring from a northwest in dustnal settlement which had been uie scene of one of the greatesi battles of the campaign Latest reports said the Germans were now hurling at least four infantry divisions 60800 troops and a tank division into the main assault the Russians battling fiercely to prevent the invader Irom farming out along the banks of the Volga and breaking the flanks of the defense Berlin broadcasts said the Ger mans had already won the bank of the Volga along a two f I ancl had occupied half of Stalingrad It was the fourth day of ihe re vitalized nazi offensive to batter the city into surrender before closes down Highlighting the ferocity of the German assault soviet headquarters reported that nazi infantry led by 40 tanks stormed a single street inside Ifte city only to encounter a murderous defense fire which 23 of the tanks and enemy troops jerrnan high command this account of Ihe struggle Infanlry and panzer formal lions in close cooperation with incessantly attacking air forma tions and luftwaffe flak artillery continued their attack strongpoinls and dug m panzers and entered the gunfactory the Red Barri Ihis advance norlh ward enemy forces northwest of the town were cut off from their communications and are facing annihilation The Germans failed to explain how the Russians who have been driving down from the north in this sector were cut off by the nazi advance from the south Jn the Caucasus heavy fishtinp the ef nrHX anfd the Mozdok sector north of the Grozny oi fields withoutany major change Flood Trains Run pany but trains note Floods Recede Slightly as Death Damage Tolls Rise Dikes Are Put Up in J IWT i Washington After Tour Is Made by President WASHINGTON and damage tolls crept upward as the vorst flood in Washingtons his ory reached the crest early Sat urday and then apparently began o recede slightly The capital itself suffered little more than inconvenience because of dikes and other precautions hrown up under President ROOSE personal eye Bui Ihe debrisladen Polomac and Rappahannock rivers had marooned thousands and caused millions of dollars worth of damage in lowland communities of Virginia West Virginia and Maryland Five persons were listed offi lally as dead due to the floods and scores were missing Hardest hit was Fredericksburg Va whose 0000 battled waters 45 feet above usual levels Isolated cities included Front Royal Va population 3800 Win hester Va 12000 and Culpeper fa 2300 The crest reached Washington at 20 a m central war time when lie Potomac river measured 175ti cet above mean low water level t gauge in the Georgetown area Iistoric K street in this portion f the capital was under a loot f water Railroad traffic south from yashinglon was restored early a t u r d a y morning relievin mong other things the conges on at the huge Union station ere where thousands had spent he night The Potomac was reported back n jts banks near Cumberland With the Rappahannock river also on the rampage Fredericks burg Va was reported hardest 1 he Hood waters left at least 200 families homeless had begun to recede the city remained in dire straits It had no electric power its rinking water supply was con ammaled and there was little ope of eilher being restored with the next twodays Weary workers in the Wash igton danger zones piled sanci ags high spurred on in their ask by President Roosevelt who oured the threatened areas and ailed on authorities to take every recaution to protect the capital ARRIVES AT NEW DELHI NEW DELHI sir laude J E Auchinleck former immanderof the British eighth rmy jn North Africa has arrived New Delhi it was announced aturday Meet in Foxhole HEADQUARTERS S MA RINES Guadalcanal Island Lieut Dan L Gaede Columbus Ohio navigator of an army flying fortress heard an air raid siren and dived into a fox hole Bumping into a navy officer he offered liis hand and said Sorry My names Dan Gacde My name is Dan C Gaede replied the navy man n lieutenant commander of Coronado Cal They were cousins but never had seen each other US BOMBERS BLAST BENGASI Fighter Planes Active Over Desert Area CAIR0 Heavy United States bombers bucking severe storms blasted shipping Friday in harbor while United atcs fighters were active over Ihe battle area an army head quarters communique announced Saturday The attack on Bengasi an allied daylight blow followed a night pounding of the axis sup ply baseat Tobruk a joint Brit ish headquartersRAF communi que said It reported also that fighterbomber forces raided the il Daba landing frounds DIES FROM INJURIES BURLINGTON IP William Yetter 61 died of injuries suf fered when he fell from a corn and was run over by the wagon while he was husking STILWELL IS IN NEW DELHI Arrives From Chungking NEW DELHI Gen Joseph W Stilwell chief of staff of allied forces in China arrived from Chungking Saturday and said he would see General Sir Archibald Wavell British com mander inchief in India The arrival of Stilwell who di rected Chinese forces in the bat tle of Burma last spring coin cided with growing speculation on prospects of allied attempts at a comeback against the Japanese there The belief that some major op eration might be developing was strengthened Friday by the re turn of General Wavell from an inspection lour which took him across Indias Burma frontier Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change m temperature Saturday aft ernoon somewhat cooler Sat urday night and Sunday fore noon IOWA Somewhat warmer Satur day afternoon little chance in temperature Saturday night and Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Saturday and Saturday night except slightly warmer near 1ake Superior and somewhat cooler northwest and north central portions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 70 Minimum Friday night 41 At 8 a m Saturday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 17 Army Bombers Probably Sink Nippon Destroyer Off Kiska Another Damaged and Cargo Ship Set Afire When Bombers Attack A r 111 y B26 bombers attacked and prob ably sank one destroyer dam aged another and set a cargo ship on fire the navy announced Sat urday in attacks on Japanese shipping and naval forces at and near Kisfca island in the Aleu tians Navy communique number la reporting medium bombers in action in the north Pacific for the first time said North Pacific On Oct 15 Army maurauder bomb ers Martin B26s attacked and damaged an enemy cargo ship in Gertrude cove on the south coast of Kiska island At least one di rect hit set fire to theship which was seen still burning several hours later One United States plane was shot down by anti aircraft fire Army maurauders also attacked two Japanese destroyers to the northeastward of Kiska Both destroyers were damaged one by three hits and the other by one hit resulting in probable sinking of the former at Iowa Illinois 6LOCKTRAINING LIMIT ON DRAFT OF YOUTHS 18 House Nears Passage of Measure Lowering Draft Age Minimum WASHINGTON fP Backing up the armys high command the house refused Saturday to consid er amendments to the 18 and 19 tu tut jf iy year old draft bill which would have barred use of teen age troops in foreign combat until first trained for a year on Ameri can soil With passage of the bill by nightfall apparently assured the house blocked the trainmR period amendment by adopting a rule preventing consideration of any amendments offered from Ihe floor except those bearing directly on changing the present 20 to 45 age range for selective service The action came on a standing vote of 212 to 42 following the reading ot a letter from General George C Marshall army chief of staff General Marshall urged con gress to trust our judgment and our own insistence that we fight only with trained unils However the chief of staff ex plained such a limitation as that proposed would impose an almosf impossible administrative burden on the war department Marshall reiterated what he previously had told the military the normal trajng period lasts at least a yeai but the army does not desire to be tied to such a program by law The war department Marshall emphasized in his letter has no intention of sending untrained men into combat The letter was read by Hep resentative Wadsworth KN Y in support of a rules com roitiee recommendation which would prevent the submission from the floor of amendments to require a fixed training per iod for soldiers under 20 Proponents ot the amendment had mapped out a fight to put it into the bill and to head them off the rules committee recommended that only amendments dealing with draft ages be permitted to be offered except from the mili tary affairs committee itself Should the 12months training requirement be made mandatory Marshall wrote We would in effect have to put thousands upon thousands of men on the shelf after their essential training had seen completed before we could use them In the air corps alone possibly such men would be involved Several lawmakers arose o assail the procedure r e c o m mended by the rules committee as a gag rule which prevented the house full consideration of issues involved in lowering the age limitation rule protested Repre sentative Fish RN denies o the membership of the house he right to insist upon one years training before these youths are ent to foreign battlefields The brass hats he shouted are not infallible Neither is the louse military committee In the ast war they sent these youths nto battle as replacements with ess than 30 days training But a fellow republican Repre entative Michcner of Michigan aid This isnt the kind of a rule we like and his isnt the kind of a bill we like but it takes a little courage in time of war in order to get the kind of legisla tion necessary to win the war Representative Celler D N Y ought also to open to bill to gen eral amendment arguing at one Joint that danger existed that cot eges would be forced to close If it is necessary to close every chool in the country in order to vin this war then we had belter about the business of doing it etorted Representative Nichols D Okla U S Flag in Solomons r Si onc of their first acts aftei landing on Guadalcanal island in the Solomons raise the Atneit Z tA fW bitter Was for Se Press Bhotofrfrn on the island Associated i ress pnoto from U S manne corps ILLINOIS TAKES 6 TO 0 LEAD 25000 Fans Gather to See Game Played in Dads Day Observance IOWA look n 6 to 0 lead over he loua Haivkeyes here Saturday afternoon in the first period in a same played be fore some 25000 Dads day fans FIRST QtTHTER McCarthys kick was returned by Farmer from the six to the 25 broke through to the 35 but fumbled and Mc Carthy recovered for Illinois on the 38 plunged to the 35 Griffin went off tackle to the 31 Again Griffin smacked the line just making it a first down on the 28 On the fourth play Mc Carthys attempted field goal by placement was short Hawks took over on the 20 Stauss bucked through the middle to the 29 Curran wont wide around end for five yards Griffin took Fnimers punt on his own 20 and returned to the S4 the third play Ciir ra took Corrclls kick on the 21 and was spilled on the 38 lost 3 yards on an attempted end sweep Curran plunged for 3 yards Farmers quickkick rolled dead on the Illi nois seven went in for Hocrner in Iowa backfield Gricr son downed Curran on the Iowa 33 after the latter had taken Cor rells quickkick went to the 36 on an end run Agase blocked Farmers punt and Gcnis recov ered on the three plunged through center for a touchdown McCarthys placement vns wide making the score Illinois 6 Iowa 0 took the kick Lives When Plane Hits Top of New Mexico Mountain MAGDALKiVA N niex Nine men lost their livesin the crash of a fourmotored army bomber which struck the lop of a mountain near here and exploded Delayed reports on the Thurs day night crash came from a for est ranger in this little isolated southwestern New Mexican cow town The bodies were to be taken to Alamogordo army base where officers reported the loss of craft Friday night off in the end zone stopped on the 17 and was fumbled and re covered Curran dashed around end to the 25 Uknes made a yard at center Youcl went in for Cur ran jn the Iowa backfield sack went out of bounds on the Illinois 43 stopped Good on the line The quarter ended score Illinois 6 Iowa 0 THE LJXEUPS Illinois McCarthy Gcnis Pauloivski Wcnskunas Kasnp Engcl Florck Griffin CorrcU Barker Vicrtzlela Cumm T1C Tapnesc have now had least 42 ships sunk or damaged thoir t j i tamps from your GIobcGazcttc New Mosquito Planes Bomb Nazis From Height of J 00 Feet LONDON new mosquito planes attacking at dusk from a roofskimming height of 100 feet bombed factories at Hen gelo in nazioecupicd Netherlind without opposition Friday night the second night in succession the air ministry disclosed Saturday II said coastal command Hudson bombers also wrecked and forced aground an axis ship in an attack in the English channel all the planes returning safely if challenged by a German soldier on guard or patrol and to follow his instructions with the altcrn alien act put Szuchs head Szuch had beer church basemer sleeping in a since nis wife sued for divorce and he was enjoined by the court from entering their home Then he claimed his wife was a native of Hungary an enemy alien and had no rights in American courts The judge upheld his claim and dismissed the case Warn Danes to Obey Nazi Soldiers Order STOCKHOLM new MAJOR AIRFIELD Carrier Based Aircraft Are Apparently Used by Japanese Forces BULLETINS WASHINGTON UR The fate of American positions in he Solomon islands hung in the balance Saturday There has been no news of the fierce battle for Guadalcanal island and its vital last reports held by U S marines and army late Friday At that time Secretary of Navy Frank Knox said he hoped and expected Americans would hold he positions but that the battle had not yet been determined Al WASHINGTON sentative John M Costello R Cal a member ofthe house military affairs committee said in the house Saturday that he feared the navy attempted to conduct a grandstand play In tic Solomon islands without asking he aid of the army ground and air forces By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Staff Correspondent American marine and army forces in the Solomons contended Saturday against a largescale Japanese land sea and air at tack in what obviously was a ma jor attempt by Tokio to regaia the positions taken from them in the first allied offensive action of the South Pacific Japan had large naval forces m the Solomons region including battleships and apparently was employing carrierbased aircraft to challenge Americanaiicontrol of the south Large Japanese forces suppliedwith artillery were ashore on Guada canal Island Key to the immediate tactical situation appeared lo be Hencler son field the Guadacanal air base which has been employed by U S airmen in ruling the skies over the South Solomons The Japanese attack was di rected against Henderson Field and mention of Japanese artil lery ashore on Guadacanal raised fears that the air field had been plncecl under shcllfire limiting its usefulness to American bombers and fighters JAP SHIPS WERE SEEN NEAR SHORTLAND ISLANDS WASHINGTON An ap parently decisive conflict for domination of the southwest Pa cific raged in the Solomon islands Saturday between American forces and strengthened Japanese troops supported by a heavy in vasion fleet f The enemys effort to dis lodge U S marines and army troops from important Guadalcanal air base which the Americans last August brought heavy fire from newly landed Japanese artillery and bitter ground fighting In addition to enemy transports which have poured reinforce ments ID the Japaneseheld north shore of the island and the war ships which have shelled Ameri can positions the navy reported Friday that a large enemy fleet concentration had been sighted near Shortland islands 260 miles northwest of Guadalcanal Naval quarters saw likelihood ot y even greater than at Midway or in the Coral sea But the navy carefully guarded its fleet move ments and gave no indication im sary m order lo avoid incidents Enemy Alien Act Puts Roof Over Mans Head ALLIED PLANES BOMB JAP SHir AT BUIN Gen Douglas MacArthurs AUE Iralian headquarters however re ported Saturday that allied planes continuing to support American orces m the Solomons had ATTROR TO rt bombed a large enemy merchant AURORA III enemy ship at Buin across the iien act nut n roof over ti m Michigan Nowestcrn from Shortland island The results were not learned The navy also disclosed that some of its motor torpedo boats were engaged in the Solomons action and said that they had attacked enemy warships shell ing the American positions on Guadalcanal the night ot Oct 1415 and reported a probable hit on a cruiser Ohio State Purdue d ;