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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1942, Mason City, Iowa Of NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AND ARCHIVES OES MOUitS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 284 U S BRITAIN PREPARE MAJOR DRIVE Churchill Says Dieppe Is Preliminary to Bigger Operati ions NIPPON FORCES CUT THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASS Reported Advancing Down Southern Slopes Toward Port Moresby t SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA forces have broken through the Owen Stanley moun tain pass in New Guinea and are advancing down the southern slopes toward Port Moresby the great allied advance base on the south coast less than 50 miles away united nations official quar ters reported Tuesday Allied advance troops holding the narrow mountain gap have been enveloped and are falling back on the main defense lines under the weight of a persist ent enemy attack in tvhich it was believed the largest Japa nese forces so far engaged in New Guinea are operating The most serious threat to date to Port Moresby which is 375 miles from Cape York at the northeast tip of the Australian continent was combined with the first enemy air attack on Port Moresby since Aug 17 and the shelling of Australian troops in the Milne Bay area at the south east end of New Guinea who had driven Japanese landing parties into the jungle It was indicated that the bitter est and most important fighting yet seen in New Guinea was in Prospect as the enemyladvanced toward the allied main defense lines on the of the Owen Stanley mountains The enemy had moved stealthily Inland from their base at Buna and the Gona Mission on the north New Guinea coast occupied July 21 to the Kokoda area Just on the other side of the mountains from Port Moresby They had reached Kokoda with almost no opposition because de spite criticism by Australian poli ticians Gen Douglas MacArthur had regarded the north coasta area as not defensible with the forces he has now at his com mand and he declined to sacrifice the lives of the Australians who form his advance forces At Kofcoda which has a smal improvised flying field the Japa nese met strong Australian com bat patrols expertly trained in jungle fighting Skirmishes had gone on for weeks there hut despite the ef fective support of allied planes which have bombed and ma chine fanned the Japanese at low level almost every day the enemy had maintained their grip In recent days it was indicated they had been reinforced and i was apparent that they had now essayed an advance in force which had cost them about 1000 men killed or wounded but liac put them through the mountain gap The trail across the mountain is a single tortuous track So far the enemy had succeeded in advancing by use of the jungle tactics they first demonstrated in Malaya seeking to sneak past the small advanced Australian patrol and to envelop them without risk ing a frontal fight even agains inferior numbers Allies Attack and Hold in Three Zones SARATOV VORONEZH s JORDAN EL ALAMEINVCtrti While the Russians continued to hold Stalingrad 1 but yielded territorv at Novorossisk and Mozdok allied troops repulsed the axis attack 2 in Egypt Allied planes bombed Meaulte and Duisberg and American flying fortresses raided Rot terdam terminal after slashing through swarms of German fighter planes and shooting down 12 without ioss to themselves Masters and Band Arrive for Showing A complete sellout at the Cecil heater and standing room only eft at the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake greeted Frankie Masters and his band upon their arrival n Mason City Tuesday morning for a scheduled appearance here and at the lake in the war bond campaign for September The band touring during Sep tember Salute to Our Heroes month in the effort to raise war bond sales throughout the United States arrived in Mason City from Sioux Palls S Dak More than worth of bonds have been sold here for the occasion according to W H Lattimer chairman of the Sa lute to Our Heroes month for Cerro Gordo county Selling of war bonds was con tinuing at a brisk pace Tuesday at the Northwest Savings bank building and will be continued throughout the day until 5 oclock when the sale bonds will be continued at the Cecil theater and the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake Merritt Milligan will interview Masters over KGLO on the forum Tuesday evening at oclock preceding the show at the Cecil theater Throughout the day the band will make its headquarters at the Hotel Hanford VICTORY TAX F R States Parley in London Reached Necessary Decisions PLAN WEIGHED BY COMMITTEE New 5 Per Cent Levy on Incomes Considered fay Finance Group WASHINGTON sen ate finance committee Tuesday unanimously rejected the treas urys spendings tax program defeated a stamp as sessment plan for postwar credits and began consideration of a 650000000 victory tax that would impose a new five per cent levy on incomes The Victory Tax proposal was offered by Chairman Wal ter F George D Ga as a sub stitute for a five per cent sales tax sponsored by Senator Jo seph F Guffey D Pa George said that if his Victory Tax is vote may come Tuesday sales tax would be out The Victory Tax would be im RedsJEleject Nippon Suggestions CHUNGKli BREAK EXPECTED First National Bank Bids Top on 4H Steers Proposals Believed to Involve Jap Demands on Vladivostok Port By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports circulating in Chung king Chinas wartime capital said Tuesday that Russia had re jected suggestions made by Japan in the last few days and that a break into open conflict between the two nations was ex pected at any moment These reports unconfirmed elsewhere but closely attuned to recent indications of Japanese preparations to attack soviet Si beria said Japanese Ambassador Naotake Sato had presented the suggestions to the Kremlin since the Tokio cabinet shake up last week W Presumably the suggestions involved Japanese demands on Russias Pacific maritime prov inces particularly the key port of Vladivostok only 65 miles by bomber across the sea of Japan from Tokio BLAST JAPS TRYING TO GAIN SOLOMONS FOOTHOLDS In the Solomons the navy re ported American land and air forces were blasting away at NEW GUINEA The above map shows where Japanese forces have broken through from Kokoda B over a mountain pass in a thrust toward Port Moresby Australians are now mopping up Nipponese who landed at Milne Bay A scattered Japanese attempting to lost footholds in the stra tegic islands The navy said U S planes bombed and strafed fleets of en emy small boats destroying many of them and causing heavy loss of life While the Japanese probably succeeded in landing some rein forcements the navy said U S marines were continuing to search out and dispose of isolated forces which had fled to the moun tains and jungles after American occupation REPORT CHINESE RETAKE 2 CITIES NEAR CANTON On the China war front Chi nese headquarters reported that Japanese troops in Kwangtung province had retreated to Funkai 15 miles north of the important coastal city of Canton and said Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks armies had recaptured two cities 50 and 25 miles north Canton In Chekiang province heavy fighting raged six miles west of Japaneseheld Kinhwa with the enemy continuing to bring up re inforcements the Chinese re ported PLANE SMASHES INTO HOMES Civilian Is Killed After 2 Crewmen on Bomber Fall to Deaths NEWARK Ohio army bomber crashed among a group of homes just north of the business district at noon Tuesday and killed at least one civilian after two crewmen fell to their one plunging through the roof of a doctors office the other landing on a railroad depot platform Several persons all residents ot three homes struck by the plane were reported hurt The body of a woman burned beyond recogni tion was found wedged against one of the houses William G Loos proprietor of a coal and junk yard two blocks from the scene said flames shot 100 feet in the air The plane came in over the city so low Loos added that I afraid it was going to crash right here and wipe out my place He said the motors appeared to be functioning properly KGLO Buys Highest Priced Club Calf for Fair Ends The First National bank paid lop arioe at the 4H baby beef auc tion at the North Iowa fair Mon day bidding 51725 a hundred pounds for a Hereford steer owned by Ralph Van Note Radio station KGLO bought the highest priced steer how ever bidding a hundred for another Shorthorn shown by Martin Wearda Jr It weighed 1341 pounds bringing its total price to after 3 per cent was deducted for shrinkage one of the rules of the sale The Van Note weighed only 798 pounds making its sale price S13307 a figure exceeded by several other heavier steers which brought less per pound The baby beeves generally sold well above the market piice ac cording to County Agent Marion E Olson who helped to handle the sale He said he was confi dent that the average would be at least SI per hundredweight above market The Wilson packing plant at Albert Lea bought the largest number of cattle 17 head Hor mcl at Austin took 15 while Jacob E Decker and Sons bid in 11 with the First National bank following closely with 10 Jack Dorsey contributed his services as auctioneer and Roy Johnson and William W Boyd of the First National bank acted as clerks Earl Dean superintendent of the 4H club show was in charge of the ring Other sales abovethe mark included the following BOMB FOUND IN KEftRNEY PLANT Prisoner Claims He Placed Explosive to Show It Could Be Done NEWARK N J ery of a powerful time bomb in the Western Electric companys vast Kearny plant was disclosed by the federal bureau of investi gation Tuesday with the arrest of an employe who supposedly had found it E E Conroy assistant FBI di rector said the bomb had been set to explode at 11 p m Sunday but that at p m it was turned over to company guards by Bernard Joseph ODon nell 21 of 100 East Forest avenue Neancck Guards ripped out wires to prevent a detonation Had the bomb exploded in a strategic spot Conroy said it could have killed 100 persons ODonnell was charged with at tempted sabotage but Conroy said the prisoner protested he had made and planted the bomb only as heroics and to demonstrate thai it could be done Price Purchaser Owner 1650 first Natl David Foster 1650 First Nall Gerald Wohlcr 1650 R V Wilkson Richard Dean 1650 United H bk Richard Dunn 1625 Hormel Virgil Ashland 1625 Hormel Charles Allison 1625 Woollh Co David Foster 1625 Farmers Elv Russell Fulgm 1625 First Natl Betty Mensch With the elements adding to the daredeviltry by providing a rain soakect slick track Jimmie Lynch performed in person with his crew of Death Dodgers to bring the fair to a erand finale in the thrill show Monday night Although the track had been graded and put in 2 WOMEN FOUND FATALLY SHOT Bodies Discovered by Milk Truck Driver on Road in Wisconsin TOM AH Wis wom en were discovered fatally shot in the woods near Oakdalc Wis eight miles enst of here Tuesday The authorities were investigating the shooting which apparently oc curred early Tuesday morning A milk truck driver Alick Chambers found one of the wom en in the road She died on the way to the doctors office at To mah but gave her name as Joyce Baun Kenosha before she suc cumbed to six gunshot wounds Chambers told authorities that as he helped her into his truck she indicated that there was an other woman in the brush beside the road Sheriffs deputies founc the body of the second woman who was described as about 20 slender and of dark complexion Deputies said apparently the women had been assaulted anc the one who gave her name as Baun managed to struggle to the road where Chambers found her posed on all income in excess of a to a month or a by individuals from salaries wages dividends interest rents and roy alties annuities net profits from businesses or professions and from partnerships Except in the case of members of the armed forces domestic servants and agricultural labor the new tax would bewithheld at the source and would be lev ied in addition to the regular in come taxes V f The tax contains a postwar redit feature involving refund of part of the tax after the war These postwar credits would be llowed against the new tax 1 In the case of single persons 25 per cent of the victory tax or i500 whichever is smaller 2 In the case of married per ons 40 per cent of the victory ax or whichever is smaller 3 For each dependent two per cent the victory tax or vhichever is smaller if if if The taxpayer however would be permitted to absorb the post war refund to pay life insurance premiums outstanding as of Jan 1 1942 debts contracted prior to that date or the pur chase of war bonds Such expenditures up to the amount of the postwar credit vould be allowed as a credit in computation of the tax The plan also provides that tax returns would be filed on Jan 15 instead of March 15 George offered his substitute for Guffeys five per cent sales tax after the committee had voted 12 to 0 against the treasurys spend ings tax program defeated by substantial voice vote a pro posed modification of it and also shouted down a proposal by Sen John A Danahcr R Conn for a postwar credit program based on purchase of stamps representing a 10 per cent retail sales tax By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Staff Correspondent America and Britain Tuesday put Adolf Hitler on warning that a full scale allied offensive will hit nazi Europe at a moment of the united nations own choosing In parallel statements Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt breathed confidence in the allied war potential and indicated plainly the day oC increasing offensive action is at hand Churchill was careful to give no hint of where and when the allied might will strike prefer ring he said to let Hitler worry about that question The white house attitude was the same Churchill and the president spoke at a moment when re ports from war fronts around the world had assumed a com paralively optimistic trend in ROOSEVELT cortrasl with lhc clavk succcs CHURCHILL sion of setbacks which had formed a backdrop for so many of the prime ministers addresses But Churchill emphasized that a time of hard fighting lies ahead and his statement was echoed by the white house Both however left no doubt that a second front in Europe is coming and that the decisions to open that front have been agreed upon by Britain and America Buy Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GIobcGazctt carrier boy best possible condition before th show the precision and stun drivers had to call forth their re serve skills to get through thei complete routine on the hazard ous runway without accident 01 injury Rain forced cancellation the Monday afternoon horse racin program lowan Killed When Navy Plane Crashes KEY WEST Fla J OMalley 36 aviation machin ist mate of Des Moines Iowa and another crew member were killed Monday when their navy plane crashed while taking for a routine patrol flight Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Tuesday after noon and Wednesday forenoon IOWA Scattered light showers cast portion Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night not much change in temperature except warmer northwest portion Tues day afternoon much change in temperature except warmer extreme northeast portion Tues day afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 69 Minimum Monday night 60 At 8 a m Tuesday 61 Rain 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 59 Precipitation 380 Conferred 10 Days on Operations WASHINGTON white house disclosed Tuesday after President Roosevelt had made it plain that preparations were un der way for opening a second front in Europe that the neces sary decisions regarding military operations were made at a Lon don conference between British and American officials in July The conferences held ivith Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the British chiefs of staff lasted ten days and covered the whole conduct of the war This government was repre sented by Harry L Hopkins as President Roosevelts personal representative Gen George C Marshall army chief of staff and Admiral Ernest J King chief of naval operations Stephen Early presidential sec retary was in London at the same time conferring with Brcn don Vracken Britains minister of public information The decisions on military op erations were of course not re vealed although Mr Roosevelt in his fireside chat Monday night pointed out that there were at least a dozen different places at which attacks could be launched President Roosevelt told of the offensive preparations in re porting to the nation that he had called on congress to give him quick and specific authority to stabilize the cost of living as a means of averting economic chaos on the Home front In a frontbyfront review of global war which he said would cost this nation nearly one hun dred billion dollars in 19J3 the president said the aim in Europe was an offensive against Germany There are at least a dozen dif ferent points at which attacks can be launched he said You o course do not expect me to give details of future plans but you can rest assured that preparations are being made here and in Britain toward this purpose The power of Germany mus be broken on the battlefields o Europe Asserting that certain vital mil itary revisions had been made h added In due time you will know what these decisions so will our enemies I can say now that all of these decisions arc di rected toward taking the offen sive By implication he disclosed tha at least 528000 American troop already have been sent overseas or as he put it more than thre times the number sent to Franc in the first nine months of the las war Says Russia Mot Satisfied With Aid Yet LONDON Minister Churchill told the house of com mons Tuesday that the storming fillers Europe at Dieppe was the indispensable preliminary to igger undertakings and that Brit ins army in Egypt now is tronger actually and relatively lan it ever has been Britain he reported in a war ummary to the reconvened par ament may be confident in our bility to maintain a successful etense of Egypt not for days or eeks but for several months head These specific details fitted Into what Churchill termed a continuing trend in the allies favor since his last report and with a complete accord between Britain and the United States on waging global war an accord which he said has existed since the end of July Of his recent visit o Moscow talk with Joseph Stalin Churchill conceded that the Rus sians do not think we or the Chimes for Tokio PAINESVILLE Ohio 38 year old county courthous tower clock broke down It got new electric motor to supplant th 2500 pounds of chime weights which will go into the scrap driv to ring chimes over Tokio Jritish in Iran Iraq Strengthened By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prime Minister Churchill dis closed Tuesday that Britain is rapidly strengthening her armies in Iran Persia and Iraq for possible direct action in the battle if Russia Reflecting a Krowjuy confidence for the United Nations cause on land at sea and in the air Churchill said a slrongr new British force was massing in the middle east and may eventually give sup port to the Russian left flank and in any case will defend the soil of Persia Americans have clone enough so far to take the weight off them This is not surprising in view of the terrific onslaught they are enduring with such tenacity he continued But he said we made their leader feel confidence in our loyal resolve to come to their aid as quickly as possible and without regard to losses or sacrifices in volved so long as the contribution was toward The house cheered when Churchill declared that one thing stands out in my mind aft er this visit and that is the in exorable resolve of Soviet Rus sia to fight Hitlcrism to the end With direct reference to Ameri can air coopcralion in the Euro pean theater he commented United states daylight bomb ing is a new and increasingly im portant factor and there is no doubt that both in the accuracy of highlevel aim and in mutual ly defensive power the new pos sibilities of air warfare arc being opened by our American com rades and their flying fortresses Churchill spoke of continued efforts to unify the allies both in command and action and for ;