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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIV DCS IWOINELS IA f fl i rmfiJJlx Zs THE NEWSPAPER THAT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15 MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE T NO 292 STRIKING EDGE HELD BY US IN WEST PACIFIC We Can Hold Japs Handy Says But We Must Keep Pushing WASHINGTON Ad miral w H Blandy just back from a 26000 mile inspectionsIP declared Tuesday that United States forces presently hold the balance of striking power in the western Pacific Blandy navy ordnance chief who talked with reporters at Secretary Knoxs press confer ence declared he was not hold enough to make any forecasts Uure situation hut that for the time most certainly the United States held the balance of mili tary ana naval striking power mere over Japan Blandy had been asked Are we m position to hold the Japs he veplied I think we mecan do U by e got to keep Discussing his finding on ord equipment Blandy said material his bureau was urnishing the fighting navy was emg adequately delivered and performing well mentioned the performances C antiaircraft guns on ships dual purpose gun and Blandy describee 15 heavy naval antiair jjun m the world Blandy said that in one tbr ipedo plane attack on American in the Solomons operation half of the 27 planes the KHPS SEnt ln Vvere down by Stops antiaircraft Secretaiy Knox gave the ord Imce chief great credit in saying sat ordnance had not been a nav in this war He said in every other war lack of quate guns and ihe like had serious delays and disrup of war plants great problem in the Paci r Blandy said is the supply Mem He added jlt is not enough to have the tnnes land at Guadalcanal and Elagi in the you ve lo keep them supplied send l in food ammunition and yythmg else and usually with j y poor unlcading facilities TO Live Japanese Bomb i A 3 j REAR ADMIRAL BLANDY inspection trip Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Scattered showers and cooler Tuesday afternoon i night continued cool Wednesday forenoon OWA Not much change in tem perature Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon scattered thimdershovvcrs extreme east portion Tuesday night MINNESOTA Warmer Wednes dayforenoon and northwest portion Tuesday night scattered showers northwest portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY UobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 83 Minimum Monday night S3 At 8a m Tuesday 64 AR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum g Precipitation 55 Wilhelmshaven Bombed ONLY 2 PLANES LOST IN ATTACK Marks 2nd Anniversaiy of Climax in German Air Attack on Britain LONDON RAF hurled a strong force of bombers Mon day night against Wilhelmshaven chief German naval station on the North sea and kindled fires which participating pilots said were left spreading right bang in the mid dle of the docks From this per haps hundreds of only two raiders were lost the air ministry said The Wilhelm shaven atfack was the second oy the RAF in as many nights and the ninth this month upon Germany Wilhelmshaven 50 miles air line northwest of Bremen the main target the night before is the chief German naval station on the North sea The constant pounding of Ger many marked a full swing of the pendulum from two years ago when it was Britain which under went successive smashing at tacks Tuesday is the second anniver sary of the battle of Britains cli max and allied air chiefs com memorated the event with the promise that their air armadas would help destroy and defeat the axis enemies The attack Monday night came after Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal commander in chief of the RAF promised that British Russian and Ameri can air armadas would over whelm our enemies and bring about iheir final destruction He made his prediction in a message commemorating Sept 15 1840 when the RAF and anti aircraft gunners shot 185 Ger man planes out of the sky over Britain and the English channel ine message answered a tribute to the RAF by Lieut Gen H H Arnold commander in chief of the U S army air forces said the deeds u thiJRAF two years ago turned he tide of war ending forever the nazi hope of world conquest and made possible the final united natons victory that is to come CHARLES PORTAL overwhelm foes Thinks Married Men With Children to Begin Latter Part ofl 943 WASHINGTON Maj Gen Levis B Hershey national selec tive service director said Tues day that the draft of married men with children probably would begin during the last three months of 1943 After testifying before the Ii o u s e investigating migratory workers and manpower prob lems Hershey was asked by re porters how soon selective serv ice expected to call up men who have wives and dependent chil dren The ast quarter of IS43 at the very earliest he replied but would like to hedge to the ex tent that the armys requirements may go up But if I were giving advice to a man with a child Id say the last quarter of 1943 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette arrier boj Canadian Casualties Listed as 3350 in Raid on Dieppe Letson Announces Total of Those Dead Wounded or Missing OTTAWA Canadian army suffered 3350 casualties tilled wounded and he Dieppe raid Adjt Gen H F G Letson announced Tuesday One hundred and thirty officers and 2417 other ranks were miss ng after the raid Some arc pre sumed to have been killed or wounded and the remainder to be prisoners of war Letson said Forty officers and 130 other ranks were killed in action or died of wounds received in the attack on the French coastal town which sent Canadian soldiers into action against the German army for the first time in this war Fortyone officers and 592 men were wounded Lclson said CHINESE CLOSE IN ON KINHWA Is Only Remaining Bomb Tokio Base in Chekiang in Jap Hands CHUNGKING UR Chinese troops are closing in on Kinhwa the only bomb Tokio airbaseoj Chekiang province still in Japa nese hands and have recaptured the town of Wuyi 23 miles south of the city a communique said Tuesday Five hundred Japanese defend ers of Wuyi were killed in the action Monday and the rest are retreating back along the Mei river to Kinhwa itself The com munique indicated that Chinese troops were in pursuit The Japanese were putting all pressure available into the semi circular defense line around Kin hwa in an attempt to hold that important southeastern Chinese city The communique reported sharp fighting continued west of Kinhwa where it said that re inforced Japanese were attack ing unsuccessfully To the north of Kinhwa in the Lanchi area where an earlier communique had mentioned some Chinese reverses in the face of superior Japanese pressure dur ing the last five days the situa tion has improved and the Nip ponese forces have shown signs of collapse under Chinese at tacks which have continued un ceasingly since Saturday The Japanese losses were tremen dous the communique said The earlier communique re ported that 1000 Japanese at tacked Makienshih northeast of Lanchi on Sept 10 and made some progress Buggy Upsets as Horse Runs Wild lowan Dies ROLFE F Serrand 80 died Monday of injuries suffered Salurday when the horse pulling the buggy in which he was riding ran wild upsetting the buggy in a ditch Bny Har Savings Bonds and Stamps from yonr GlobeGazette carrier boy Special Message For Skilled Men Turn to page 2 and read the advertise ment entitled Skilled Men Heres Your Chance to Serve Your Country INTO STALINGRAD Blast Rommel DECLARE ASSAULTS HAVE BEEN REPULSED Attempt to Smash Nazi Marshals Efforts to Reorganize Army CAIRO Allied forces it became clear Tuesday have started a hardhitting drive in which American bombing squad rons are playing an important role to smash Marshal Erwin Rom mels efforts to reorganize his battered desert army The allied attack started Sunday night with large scale air and naval blows against major axis bases in the desert It was believed to have caught the Germans and Italians by surprise Chief objects o the attack were Tobruk and El Daba the Mediterranean supply ports and Bengasi the big rear base of the axis Evidence of axis surprise at the attack was indicated by the false report of the Rome radio that British paratroops landed at To bruk Actually the British made raid on Tobruk with naval forces American bombers ranged far over the desert in company with planes of the royal air force the south African and Australian air force hitting chiefly at shipping and storage supply facilities and airdromes American bombers in their attzcfc on Tobruk scored hits on antiaircraft b a 1 1 e r i r s and searchlights and caused fires and explosions in two naval fuel tanks Many American bombs burst in the jetty and town areas setting fires The harbor defenses on the north shore were also attacked The American planes then roared down and machine gunned the Tobruk north shore Many bombs were reported to have fallen among axis tent en compments and in the wadis dry ravines where transport and supplies were stored Longrange allied fighters pro vided continuous protection to cover the naval units as they re turned from the Tobruk opera tions fighting off large forma tions of dive bombers and level bombers and inflicting consider able casualties ifi wni ui ber it used a year ago in the mid dle west ALLIES LAUNCH Hitleras Nazi Pharaoh Is APAINCT Building Conquest Pyramid AbAINM with Lash on Real Slaves AXIS IN DESERT def ee issled bv the government at hdd hv fT6d lab01 French men Bnd held by Free French sources in London to reflect HitWs whomhe 1 am employing that shocking word slave deliberately as e i by use of the lash He already has impressed millions of unhap py peoples of the subjugated count ries lo serve the reich and he has taken more from his allies Countless thousands o f these unfor tunates have been collected within the bor ders o f Ger many to toil MACKENZIE for Hitlerism But that isnt the naif Workers in the subjugated countries have been placed under the most severe nazi military dis cipline Uptotheminute figures arent available but six months ago the foreign workers actually within the borders of Germany were close to 3000000 apart from about 1600000 prisoners of war who were working there and other hundreds of thousands of Russians reported captured The largest group of foreign ers were Pole slaves and Italians of whom there were more than a million each Then there were 140000 Czechs 250 008 Belgians 189000 200000 Dutch 80000 Slovaks and 269000 others of various nationalities Among these workers were freat numbers of women including 250000 Polish and many Ilalians Despite his imported help and the millions of workers slaving for Hitler in the subjugated coun tries the labor shortage in the reich has been increasingly acute during the past year Hitlers problem has been to expand production to keep pace with his mountainous loss of ma terial on Ihe battlefields He thought he could drag more help from broken France He did recruit some workers although the country was suf fering an acute labor shortaec But Frenchmen bcffan fo balk and when the scheme for rais ins 350000 was evolved a few months apo it did a dismal flop While Hitler tries tu solve this dirty problem its reported that he is moving Russian peasants by the GOP WINS IN MAINE VOTE Republican Leaders Say Returns Show Parly to Gain in November PORTLAND Me licans swept Maines statewide election Monday the first to be held in the nation since the war started largely complete returns showed Tuesday Republican leaders hailed the rcsull as an indication that their party would make congres sional gains in November when general elections will be held in all other states They based their prediction on the fact that republican candidates pollei 66 per cent of the total vote Mon day two per cent more than in 1940 National interest was centered in the election because it was the first of the war and because of the political axiom As Maine goes so goes the nation The na tion however hns not followed Maine since the first election of President Roosevelt Republicans carried Fort Kent Monday for the first time in his tory nnd a number of other com FOR USE IN EAST CHICAGO Standard Oil company of Indiana an nounced Tuesday it had released approximately 5350 tank cars to carry petroleum products to the rationed east and thus was using It peasants by the less than 35 per cent of the num thousands to Germany in boxcars a year ago in the mid will be slaves in exactly the same sense as the men who were chained to the oars of the old Roman galleys Thats the sort of enemy we are out to beat Seems as though we have plenty to impel us to work like the devil to save us from working for the devil if we lost the war Knapp Wins Navy Cross Paul S Knapp lieutenant senior trade was among six naval officers awarded navy crosses for heroic and distin guished service against Japa nese forces the llth naval dis trict announced Monday night The crosses were presented by Rear Admiral R s Holmes llth district commandant Lieutenant Knapp son of Mr and Mrs A S Knapp North Federal avenue has been a dive bomber pilot in the Pacific since the outbreak of the war His plane was one of the U S fishier squadron which downed 18 Jap planes in February and he was stationed on the car rier Lexington which was sunk in the Coral sea battle Posse Plane Hunt Woman for Murder WEST BRANCH posse of 2o local residents directed by an airplane searched corn fields east of here Tuesday for Mrs Ruth Madsen 26 year old former mental patient who is believed to have murdered her husband Henry 36 Mrs Madsen a 110 pound blond apparently spent the night in one of several fields about 2i miles south of her farm home Billy Anderson West Branch mortician said Her tracks were seen before darkness halted the search Monday night There were indications Ander son said that the woman was working gradually back toward her home and her tracks further indicated that she hod returned at least once to the field where she had left her two small sons Richard 7 and Ronald 4 after fleeing with them in the family car early Monday Madsens body was discovered by his brother Howard and their father N P Madsen Monday morning The husband apparent ly had been slain with a shotgun while he slept they said Preliminary investigation indi cated that the shot was fired shortly after midnight Monday m u n i t i e s normally democratic voted republican The incumbent republican covernor Sumner Sewall beat lic democratic candidate George Washington Lane Jr a banker making bis first poli tical race V United States Sen Wallace H White Jr running for his third six year term beat Fulton J Hed man Jr Robert Hale speaker of the stats house of representatives defeated former G o v Louis J Brann in the first district for the United States house of representatives The incumbent republican rep resentative from the second dis trict Margaret Chase Smith beat Bradford C RedonneU Representative Frank Fellows was not opposed for a sec ond term in the third congres sional district GOV SUMNER SEWALL KcElectcd in Maine Student Teacher Die in Minnesota Air Crash CROOKSTON M i n n UR Bodies of an army glider school student and his civilian instructor killed in the crash of a light plane six miles east of here were on the way to the homes of the two men Tuesday Corporal Hugh C Dodd Marshall Ark student and H C Schooley Grand Rapids Mich in killed instantly in struct or were the crash AIR CRASH KILLS IOWAN TOPEKA Kans Ed win Sailer 20 year old student pilot from Jefferson Iowa was Killed Monday in the crash of a training plane near here German Spokesman Boasts Battle for City b Final Phase By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor German military quarters as serted Tuesday that nazi troops were thrusting deeper into Stal ngrad amid heavy street fighting and the German Transocean News agency declared without confirmation elsewhere that Stal ngrads main railway station had been captured A nazi spokesman ajjain boasted hat the battle for the big Volga teel city was entering its final lhasc Hussian advices giving an en tirely different picture said massed soviet artillery anti tank barricades and roviiiff tank destroyers had blocked repeated German assaults and declared Ihc red armies were even pass ins at times to the counter attack W German ticld headquarters said only that the victorious advance Stalingrad excellently sup jorted by the air force is gaining further ground With their backs o the Volgn Stalingrads defenders were re ported in soviet dispatches to be withstanding the heaviest bomb ins assaults and still commanding hills looking down on the heart of the city The Russians said that tank led nazi troops had redoubled the violence of their attack hut that German gains were now be inK held to a costly 300 to 400 yards for a whole days fighting f Soviet accounts indicated that the invaders were beinj checked on all sides of the strategic city More than 2000 Germans were killed in the Stalingrad zone Monday dispatches said while 4000 nazis were killed on the central Moscow front as the Russians captured a fortified town in n threeday fight The town was not identified but presumably was in the Rzhev Vyazma snlient 135 miles west of Moscow Kepuris to Red Slar the soviet army newspaper said nizi Field ftlarshal Fedor vou Bock now was throuins twice as many troops ami tanks into the drive against Stalingrad as jn earlier attacks and had also stepped up his acria offensive Red Star said the frontline terrain evidently had been plotted into squares with sluka dive bombers assigned to exterminate every living thing within them lo clear the way for tanks and motor ized infantry i Planes Aid Citys Defenders MOSCOW 01PI Dispatches from embattled Stalingrad re ported Tuesday that soviet air re inforcements have prevented a Keneral nazi breakthrough on the Volga city front but Russian forces were compelled to fall back southwest of the city and the battle has entered the criti cal stage The reports indicated that the fresh soviet air strength was thrown into the battle at a mo ment when flight after flight oE German as many os 300 at a wearing down the resistance of the de fenders I The dispatches reported the Germans were attacking all along the Stalingrad from the northwest the west and the the situation most critical for the moment on the southwestern approaches JS ic Simultaneously new red cav alry units reached the Stalingrad sector and went into immediate action northwest of the city where they were to have turned back two enemy attacks It wns the first time in two weeks that front reports had men tioned cavalry participation and indicated that these forces con stituted part of the reinforcements the ved army is moving into the Stalingrad battle There was every indication here that the Russian commanders are determined to hold Stalingrad whatever the cost The Russians it was rcporlcd still hold certain lines of com munication lo Stalingrad al ;