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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII AND UNITED PRESS I FIVE CENTS A COPV UL1 LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1942 THIS TAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 279 YANK PILOTS HELP HOLD ROMMEL Crucial Sector in Southwest Russia Controls Northwest By EDDl GILMORE Red Troops Fight Hard to Avert Fall of Stalingrad GERMANS TANKS AGAINST CITY DEFENSES Rubber Committee to Submit Study Findings by Labor Day Gasoline Rationing Decision Hinges on Report to President WASHINGTON presi dents special rubber committee Wednesday rounded out four weeks of investigation and au thoritative sources said the group would submit its findings and recommendations to Mr Roosevelt by Labor day Biddle Criticizes Sweeping Complaints of Subversity MOSCOW IP The Russians A decision on nationwide gaso iino i on Inn fought hard Wednesday for Stal ingrad against hordes of German tanks that had struck deep into the defense system and nowhere was there a sign of soviet weak ening which might lead to a ma jor German breakthrough On this the seventh day of the battle for the great industrial city on the Volga Marshal Fedor von Bock threw waves of tanks against the citys outer fortifications while his air force continued almost ceaseless bombings of the red army and the city The crucial sector was south west of the city Northwest be tween the Don bridgeheads and the Volga the situation ap peared in hand after a vigor ous Russian counterattack had erased a German wedee forcing the attackers back to their orig inal positions The Germans said they had reached the lower Volga north of Stalingrad referring possibly to thewedge which the Russians erased Russian planes again bombed east Prus vsia Tuesday night starting several fifes in Warsaw the German communique added German and Rumanian troops were declared advancing along the Black sea littoral southeast o Anapa despite tough resistance Further success in the Rus sians major counteroffensive in the rainsoaked Rzhev sector 13 miles from Moscow was claimed officially The soviet high com mand said several more settle ments were captured Deep in the Caucasus near the Grozny oil fields the Russians claimed to be holding all their positions and occasionally coun terattacking in the IMozdok and Prokhladnaya areas Further clashes south of Voro ne7h were reported by Izvestia which said the Germans were beaten off on an attempt to take a large settlement on the west bank of the Don The German left knifed deep into northwestern defenses of Stalingrad also Tuesday but the invaders abandoned 240 dead and retreated to their original posi tions under pressure of counter attacking Russians the soviet in formation bureau said A company of Italians was declared wiped out by red army patrols in the Keyskaya area of the Don bend Several more settlements were reported added to the hundreds recaptured in the Russian central front offensive and the informa tion bureau said our artillery in flicts heavy losses on the enemy Large German tank concentra tions drove another wedge to ward Stalingrad from the south west Tuesday and our units are waging fierce battles with a group of enemy forces which has in filtrated into our positions a gravely phrased soviet communi que announced at midnight On another sector our troops by order of the command with drew to new defensive positions the communique said Again the extent of the Ger man penetration was not an nounced The naii high com mand declared Monday that the pincer arm which was swung up from Kotelnikovski had cut to a point within 15 miles of the Volga river industrial center Red army men marines and factory hands posted on the steppes northwest of Staiingrac and soviet task forces harrying the axis flank within the Don bend were reported to have slain 600 Germans and knocked 15 tanks out of action in defensivi engagements The Moscow radio said thL Russians had regained a Cossack village on the right bank of the Don and were grinding down the foe The soviet information bureau said no material changes tool place on other fronts Tuesday but disclosed a further Russian withdrawal in the western Can casus below Krasnodar under thi ne rationing as well as on the tops to supply vital rubber needs inges upon the committees stud es the president said in appoint ng the threeman group headed y Bernard M Baruch chairman f the war industries board in Vorld war 1 The other members are Dr ames B Conant president of Jarvard university and Dr Karl T Compton president of Massa husetts institute of technology From the committees first in ormal meeting on a park bench ipposite the white house and hrough subsequent daily sessions n hotel rooms the members have jiven no indication of the trend heir studies were taking Says Married Men to Have Year and Half WASHINGTON tative May D chairman of the house military committee ex pressed belief Wednesday that married men with dependent wives and children should not be Japs Turn Forces to New Sector GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia ff I at Milne hit with in creasing strength toward Port Moresby in the Kokoda sector of New Guinea and our ground forces are closely engaged an allied communique announced Wednesday Allied fighters in close sup port made two heavy strafing at tacks on the enemy positions and lines of communication the communique said Australian bush fighters and Japanese vanguards had been sparring for weeks in the jungles about Kokoda a small native set tlement east the Owen Stanley mountain range and 60 miles by air from the advanced allied base at Port Moresby United nations bombers have smashed the makeshift airport which the Japanese seized there Despite the quickening of the action an allied spokesman said there was no indication that the Japanese were preparing for a major push in the Kokoda sector He said Japanese casualties in the fighting at Milne bay where a landing at the southeastern tip WASHINGTON that broadside allegations of dis loyalty in the government had not been proved Attorney General Biddle reported to congress that 3H federal employes had been dis charged and 13 otherwise disci plined after investigation of 4579 complaints charging subversive af filiations Biddle criticized the sweeping character of the complaints and said that the wisdom of assign ing experienced federal bureau of investigation agents to such work in war time and with such meagor results must be seriously ques tioned He said that it was evident that a large proportion of the com plaints were clearly unfounded and that they should never have been submitted for investigation in the first instance This was conspiculously true of the list submitted by Congressman Dies the attorney general said in his letter transmitting the lengthy report to congress His reference was to a list 1100 persons sent to the justice depart ment by the house committee on unAmerican activities headed by Representative Dies D Tex Biddle said that as an example hundreds of federal employes were alleged to have been sub versive for no better reason than the appearance of their names upon the mailing list of certain or ganizations and that the investi gation showed that many of them hart not even heard of the organi zations Of the Dies list 142 were not handled by the FBI because 97 angrily were civilian employes of the cans war and navy departments aod were therefore to be investigated by those agencies while 45 were held not to have come under the directive Appearance of Two American Soldiers Causes Disorder in Belfast After IRA Hanging Police Charge Crowd Ireland of two of 300 Demonstrators on Towns Streets BELFAST Northern appearance United Stales soldiers on Belfast streets touched off the first dis orders Wednesday soon after Thomas J Williams 18 year old member of the outlawed Irish republican army was hanged in a heavily guarded jail for killing a policeman When police sought to disperse a crowd of about 300 persons 1 shouting at the Ameri of New Guinea was broken up last week were believed to have been heavy The commiaiiaue dismissed de velopments therein a sentence saying scattered jungle fighting North Iowa Fair Program THURSDAY a open on 1942 exposition All livestock and agri cultural exhibits in the barns Floral hall and Merchants building called into service for another Of a guerrilla type year and onehalf He said that he based his opinion on a selective service survey of manpower requirements and fig ures obtained during a recent conference with Selective Service Director Hershey Simultaneously he said that the war department probably would ask congress by Jan 1 to lower the minimum age limit for selec tive service from 20 to 18 years He maintained that married men with children should be called up for service only after all other sources o manpower have been exhausted Report Jap Troops acing Russ Border CHUNGKING the esignation of Shigenori Togo as apans foreign minister reports developed Wednesday that fully ive Japanese divisions had been moved north in the past month to noisier the Kwangtuns army fac ng soviet Russia and that a large apanese fleet was concentrated United Exposition Shows on midway throughout the day a judging begins Bleachers at the judgine rine open to the public a horses judged on track before the grandstand p City municipal p S Miller rodeoparade p raising ceremony by the Veterans of Foreign Wars American Legion and other patriotic organizations Two minute prayer for United Nations by visitinjr nastor News headlines Clyde S Millers congress of cowboys and cowgirls p opens for evening performance Concert by members of Mason City municipal band S Miller rodeo parade News headlines p of the Old West by the Clyde S Miller cowboy congress Retreat at close of evening show colors low1 by local patriotic organizations bout northern Japan Foreign observers expressed SAY RAF ATTACK GREAT SUCCESS Strong Force Raids Saarbruecken Second Time During Week LONDON outstanding success was the air ministrys description Wednesday of an RAF attack Tuesday night on the nazi oal and iron center of Saar bruecken by a big bomber force operating in clear weather More than 200 bombers were used but the communique said only three bombers were lost ihe lowest percentage since the RAF undertook the mass attacks on activity took on a Germany tenseness not present the day be Although it labeled the RAF ar fore as me unspoken word swept mada a strong an indi across the firounds cation in the past of hundreds of the da planes in the assault the com munique said only three British home two demonstrators hurled missiles The police charged with drawn batons and the crowd quickly scattered Other throngs had col lected outside the jail where Wil liams was hanged but save for a mild street demonstration there had been no other outbreak Later an angry crowd threw slones at an automobile of Capt C Turner a U S army officer on a Belfast business street The drixer sped up and none of the occupants was hit This northern Ireland capital I had been declared out of bounds for United States troops arid the presence of the two soldiers neither of whom was harmed was not immediately explained The crowd was singing Irish re publican songs when the soldiers first were seen The Americans were greeted with stiffarmed nazisfyTe salules ariS jeering comment Two of the demonstrators were arrested on charges of rioting and were sentenced to three months imprisonment if A final plea for a reprieve foi Williams was rejected Tuesday night by the Duke of Abercorn governor of northern Ireland and the youth was hanged for the slaying last Easter morning of constable on patrol against possi ble disorders marking the anni versary of the bloody Easter re bellion of 1916 Williams who said he was a member of the extremist IRA took lull responsibility for the shooting and five other men who were convicted with him were reprieved In the street outside the prison Wednesday morning crowds gath ered early and following the hanging one group knelt in prayer while another sang the British anthem Later hundreds of women sym pathizers marched in a procession toward the center of Belfast singing God Save Ireland ami giving a nazitype salute to po lice The police quickly broke up the procession but the womer after apparently fleeing in confu sion quickly reorganized and marched along Royal avenue tin citys main artery cheering boo ing and saluting The order making Belfast out Of bounds for United States troops was issued after a police state ment that an IRA manifesto made it plain that this illegal organi zation has been preparing for at tacks on the armed forces of the crown and the United Slates forces stationed in northern Ire land The munitions dump found Sunday was said to contain enough explosives to blow tip half of Belfast A young man re BRITISH NAZI TANKS MEET IN DESERT BATTLE Major Effort of Nazis Centered on Southern Hinge of English Line By LEON KAY United Press Staff Correspondent CAIRO and Ger man tanks fought on a 20mile desert front Wednesday witli American bombers joining ihe royal air force in carrying out repeated daylight attacks on en emy concentrations In the hours from dawn up to midday the American air squad rons joined the British and south Africans in seven successful bombardment missions Tfie United States planes fought their way through axis fighter opposition with the aid of allied fighter protection and carried out attacks upon all their assigned targets The desert battle was centered n the rolling rocky 20mile area between Himeiat peak at the south end of the Alamein line and ported to be a prominent mem ber of the IRA was killed in de fending the dump He was iden tified Wednesday as Gerald orBelfast A second cache was found at a neighboring farm Some quarters suggested tha Germans who have freedom o movement across the border neutral Eire had helped accumu late the explosives and weapons Officials saic however that none of the arms were of German origin 452 DOCTORS LEAVE DES MOINES Col Robert S Shane medical olficei ofthe state selective service saic Wednesday Iowa lias contributed 452 doctors to the armed forces he Reweisat center ridge toward the The slightest movement of ve licles raised clouds of dust The major effort of the nazis was still nt the southern hinge of the British line where troops from the United Kingdom were taking the brunt of the attack Both sides were employing their armored forces An Amer ican armored detachment stood on the battle line ready to meet any German challenge Axis air activitywas on the in crease indicating that Marshal Envin Rommel has been hus banding his air strength for the push American British and south African planes went into action at dawn and scored a number of direct hits and started some fires in German concentration areas British imperial forces took the initiative at the northern end of the line near the Mediterranean lashing out in offensive raids which resulted in the capture of numerous German prisoners the communique said In one sector of Hie front a small force of United States belief that five divisions aggre gated 100000 men assembled argely by the contraction of the nvasion forces within Ciiina Tomorrows the Day at North Iowa Fairgrounds Sfc The hustle and bustle of the last day of preparation made the North Iowa fairgrounds an over sized replica of a beehive Wed pressure of numerically superior Jerman detachments Perhaps referring to Black sea lighting correlated with this action the information bureau said soviet airmen had sunk three axis patrol launches Mon day In the Mozdok area our units fighting for a river crossing de stroyed 12 pontoon bridges and annihilated more than 200 Ger man officers and men it was announced The officially iden was the Tcrck which flows eastward from the central Caucasus past the rich Grozny oil fields to the Caspian sea A German infanlry regiment which counterattacked behind a screen of 40 tanks was reported repulsed on the central front where Russian shock troops of General Gregory Zhukov have rooted out many invasion fortifi cations in the RzhevVyatma sa lient Four hundred dead remained on the field the communique said Five German tanks were destroyed and six damaged SOVIET MARINES DEFEAT RUMANIANS MOSCOW marines have defeated the fifth and ninth Rumanian cavalry divisions de stroying 70 per cent of their strength in a battle of growing severity for Black sea coast posi tions a red fleet dispatch reported Wednesday The dispatch did not indicate where the action occurred bombers were missin The weather was good1 it said the targets were clerriy seen and the attack was an outstanding suc cess This was tlie second aerial blow on Saarbruecken in n week With daylight it was followed by for midable flights of Spitfires skim ming over the channel to France Saarbruecken is on the French border below Germanoccupied Luxembourg and is the center of a highly important coal and iron district of Germany Wednesday morning a United States fighter squadron and RAF fighters passed over the east coast of England headed for France Shortly before midday observ ers at Folkestone reported many squadrons of Spitfires were re turning from the direction of the French coast between nazihcld Boulogne and battered Dieppe Army Takes Over Des Moines Garage DES MOINES army took over the Hotel Chamberlain garage Wednesday for use by the Womens Army Auxiliary corps in motor transport specialist training The garage a two story build ing 132 by 66 feet was taken over when army officials signed a lease with the H S Garage company Terms of the army lease were not announced Fair officials scanned the skies and discussed the weather pros pect with furrowed brows Hot weather is what the crowds like said one Yes but a little rain would bring the farmers out the fields suggested another Weather Report IN MASON CITY Maximum Tuesday RS Minimum Tuesday 67 At 8 a m Wedncsdov 68 YEAR AGO Maximum RL Minimum 60 But rain or shine Clyde S Mil lers famous congress of cowboys and cowgirls was scheduled to start the show rolling before the grandstand at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon The gates are scheduled to open at 8 a m however and the United Exposition Shows were throwing steel frames skyward Tuesday and Wednesday as the rides were assembled for the Thursday morning opening The space occupied by machin ery firms looked unnatural those who had seen it in previous years Piles of huge logs laj where combines had taken up much space before war slower deliveries and a big sawmill stooc ready to chew the logs into planks and boards There was plenty of machinery too bu much of it was not new The em phasis this year will be in keeping old machinery in new condition Smoke began drifting from th chimneys on the eating stands along the walkways in the g r o u n d s and concessionaires tacked up bunting to complete their setups In Floral and Mer chants halls finishing louche were being put on the booths o advertisers But the children who alway swarm to such scenes of activitj as the fairgrounds congregated mainly on the racetrack and in field The rodeo personnel am stock the racehorses warming ir on the track and the saddle horse being put through their pace proved the most powerful magnc on the grounds There were no rehearsals of th main rodeo events however Wher Miss Grace Cmran secretary to the secretary of the North Iowa Fair association is shown here with Charlie Shultz clown with the Clyde S Miller rodeo sitting precarious ly on the trained mule Dynamite stopped momentarily to take a rest in front of the firtfi II grandstand Lock photo Kayenay engraving the Brahma bulls and broncos start their jumps Thursday afternoon before the grandstand crowd and the longhorn steers pit heir strength against the cowboys in the bulldogging event the ani mals will be fresh oft the Missouri ranch of the Clyde S Miller out 1 tit They are being brought direct ly to the North Towa fair Bill Her For Worth Tex is expected to lead the way in the Brahma bull riding contest having won money at the Fort Worth Salt Lake Cily and other large rodeos this year After three months on pasture at the Miller ranch th bulls arc expected to make plen1 of trouble for the men who wi attempt to ride them with only on hand on the rope girdling th bulls body Johnny Combs Pierre S Dak is one of the stellar performers ie saddle bronc riding contest he cowboys ride their horses with buck rein flank strap and as ciation saddle and the horse lust be spurred in the shoulders ie first three out of four jumps he ride is completed in eight can seem like a time Paul Hunter Tucson Ariz has ic best record in the bulldogging vent in which the cowboys must irow a longhoru steer to the round by twisting its neck from is hold on the horns The feat tarts when the cowboy leaves his addle to plunge for the horns of a tccr running at top speed and is ecognized as the wildest event at cmpted by the cowboys Bob and Doris Rindt Minot N ak will introduce a bullwhip ct to the North Iowa fair crowd The 10 year old England Twins rom Overland Park Kans will irescnt the trick and fancy riding outinc which made them stars at he 1942 Minneapolis aquatcnnial Strauss one of the foremost rick and fancy ropers and riders n the world will be featured with is horse Silver Laddie The cowboys and cowgirls will present the dance of the range the quadrille on horseback Mary Her of Fort Worth and Nancy Howe Oklahoma City are two of the beautiful cowgirls that will be seen in the trick and fancy roping and riding if if 3 Charlie Shultz formerly with the 101 Ranch and new to North lowans will present his world fa mous clown act with the trained burro Honeysuckle the bucking Ford and the trained mules Dyna mite and Mary Admission charges at the fair including tax will be 35 cents at the gate 35 cents to the bleachers 50 cents to the grandstand and 75 cents for reserved seats Children under 12 years of age are admitted free at all times On Saturday Childrens day those between the ages of 12 and 16 will be charged an admission fee of 5 cents to cover federal tax charges Manager R V Wilkinson warned Men in the uniforms of the armed services will be admitted without tickets both at the outside gate and to the grandstand the management announced ;