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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DtPASTMENT OF HISTOftY ANO Airjiiv 1 I f E S THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALl NORTH 1OVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIH MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB J vr X T SECTION 0KB NO 296 KilPJMZISJROM STRATEGIUfiLL N f Claim Nazis Deporting French to Mines USUAL FANFARE EXECUTE 116 IN PARIS IN NEW REPRISAL ACTS Report Laval Council Took Part in Unusually Important Deliberations ON THE FRENCH FRONTIER from France Satur day night said that nazi military authorities in Paris have started massive deportation of French citizens to the east in reprisal for antinazi activity There was no indication how many Frenchmen were being rounded up for deportation by the Germans It was said that they are be ing sent to Polish and Silesian mines This is the first time that Ger many has undertaken deportation ot French nonJews it was un derstood Reports to he frontier said that Pierre Laval met with his council of ministers for two hours late Saturday and that delibera tions of tremendous importance occurred REPORT 116 IN PARIS EXECUTED BY GERMANS LONDON VP Execution of 116 persons in Paris in reprisal for attacks on German troops brought to 141 Saturday the number of lives claimed by nazi firing squads in occupied countries during the past ffefr days TISJ Paris executions were dis Vichy news agency of ah official General Otto Von Stuelpnagel the commander of the city German Thenazis described those put to death as communist terrorists and said they were in the pay of Britain At the same time von Stuelpna gel ordered all theaters and other places of amusement in Paris lo remain closed Saturday and Sun day because attempts against the German army have multiplied re cently Jugoslav sources previously had reported the recent execution of 20 hostages in the Croat village of Dugoseto in reprisal for the slaying of a German soldier Dis patches from Bern said a man and his wife been put to death in eastern Croatia for helping communist insurgents and that three persons had been executed in Czechoslovakia for aiding the enemy The Bern advicesalso said 13 men and a woman had been exe cuted at Karlsruhe Germany on Sept 14 for listening to foreign broadcasts and attempting to re organize the communist party there THEATER RESERVED FOR NAZI SOLDIERS BOMBED LONDON new German repressive campaign in the Paris area was precipitated when pat riots bombed a movie theater re served for German soldiers and killed one German and wounded 30 a United Press Vichy patch revealed Saturday dis The bomb was thrown through a side door of the Rex theater in the main boulevard area opposite newspaper the offices Matin GERMANS IN REICH EXECUTED FOR TREASON BERN Switzerland Frankfurter Zeitung reported Saturday that German military authorities executed seven Ger mans six of them Frankfurt resi dents on Sept 17 for high treason and for preparing to commit trea son The executions in south Ger many followed the shooting of 13 university men and a woman at Karlsruhe Maine but volunteered to help who were accused of listening to her father as tractor driver on foreign radio broadcasts and of attempting to reorganize the com munist party Persons executed at heavily a crop lack of help bombed Frankfurt were accused ne enlistment of her brother ne of attempting to undermine the the sacrifice resistance of the German people Thompson Formerly Muscatine Mayor Dies MUSCATINE Funeral services will be held here Monday stree afternoon for Herbert C Thomp bank son 61 Muscatine attorney and former mayor who died Saturday at a hospital following a heart Reds Attack German Outpost EVACUATE PART Flying Fort Lands at Base After Furious Air Combat OF YORKSHIRE Area to Be Taken Over Entirely for Military Purposes British Say LONDON Britishwar office announced Saturday that all inhabitants of a considerable area in the east of Yorkshire facing the North sea would be evacuated and the district taken over entirely for military pur poses No further explanation was giv i the same imc the Belgian news agency in London reported that German authorities appar ently fearing another Dieppetype raid had ordered many families out Ostend on the Belgian coast Only three hours notice was given in some cases the news agency said The part of Yorkshire affected by the British order is on the ap proximate latitude of Helgoland Bight German naval stronghold off the northwest coast of the reich This was the second sucli requi sition in England in recent months The other was for an area of east Anglia facing the southern arm of the North sea across from the Netherlands and Belgium 70569 Tons of Scrap Metal Collected in Iowa Up to Sept 1 DES MOINES metal collected in Iowa up to Sept 1 totaled 70569 tons an average of 55 pounds for every person in the state war salvage officials an nounced Saturday The quota for the state is 39 000 tons In July 24811 tons were col lected The August collections to taled 457 a8 tons Gives Up College to Drive Farm Tractor FORT FA1RF1ELD Me Typical of hundreds of other England high school graduates is 17 year old Shirley Haincs She intended to attend the University of Maine but voluntee her father as tractor their 225 acre farm Shirley admits she hated to forego her college education but a bumper crop lack of help and Man Robbed Cries in Vain for Help DES MOINES OJP G W Martin Des Moines was robbed of S4B7 by two men on a crowded for help Martin grabbed manning an me guns he could men and yelled for passersby to reach Mansell took a gun In he assist him but no one came to hi s Fights Off 15 Nazi Planes One American Killed and 3 Wounded By LEO S DISIIER SOMEWHERE IN EtTOLAND awards willbe made soon to aUnited States army air force crew which landed their fly ing fortress at this air base after one ot the most remarkable com bat flights ever made The big bomber went to bomb Rotterdam docks Sept 7 It met and fought off 15 German fight er planes When it landed here six exhausted men climbed out of a plane that looked like a sieve carrying one dead and three who had been wounded Two of the planes four motors were out of action The inter communication system and the brakes were wrecked The oil sys tem was useless and the tail was almost shot off In all the Boeing had about 2000 holes in it five of them the size of a small wash tub There were holes through windows wings fuselage and pro peller blades It was a miracle said Pilot Capt A B Hughes 27 year old West Pointer Center Tex the pilot With him in the plane were Lieut B T Stone Pontiac Mich copilot Lieut M E Mansell Houston Tex navigator Lieut K K Beahan Houston bombar dier Sgt Gilbert C Goar Clarks ville Tex waist gunner Sgt Vin cent Tommcy New Philadelphia Ohio waist gunner Sgt B Kemble Carbondale Pa top tur ret gunner Sgt Jerry Johnson Milwaukee Wis tail gunner Sgt Julius Kleiman the Bronx N Y ball turret gunner and Sgt Jack Falantic Bangor Maine radio operator Kleiman was killed Hughes Stone Mansell Bea han Goar and Johnson alreadv have been decorated for previous acts of heroism Beahan had put his bombs on his target over Rotterdam when German fighters swept in to he attack One of the first bullets almost crippled the oil system Olher explosive bullets shattered generator and put the op turret temporarily out of action One motor raced oul of control Other German planes came In and helped to ring the fortress their cannon and machineguns blazing They would peel off sweep in and rake us and then go said Bullets blasted through the ball turret the little ball at the bot tom of the plane I heard Kleiman cry out over the telephone Im hit theyve hit me said Hughes Then Tommy was hit in the ck on the floor toward his gun again Goar slopped him and began manning aI the guns he could A bullet came dead center for Johnsons forehead U smashed through the glass but veered off and ripped away his goggles He kept tiring A cannon shell crashed through the length of the place It erased by Kemble hit the floor oT the cockpit by me anff exploded with a pop Jjjte a can non cracker Fragments ripped through the cockpit and scratched Beahans knee The cockpit filled with smoke Hughes and Stone tossed the controls back and forth be tween therm as the blind spots in the smokefilled cockpit shifted and thus were able to juggle the plane and spoil the Germans aim It lasted for 15 minutes until the plane had reached the middle of the English channel and the Germans had used all their am munition The fortress wabbled on while those who could tended the wounded Beahan a former medical stu dent probably saved the lives of three wounded men The blood which at first flowed from their wounds started to spurt when the plane changed altitude Tommy lost onefourth of all his blood Hughes called back to Goar the planes engineer and asked if he could suggest anything to help the motors He saw blood smeared on Goars face Arc you wounded he asked A couple of my toes arc blown off Goar said but I got one of those sons of He did not confess for some time that he had been hit repeat edly while he was manning his guns Not only had the toes been blown off but bullets had ripped through the flesh of both arms and one leg At least four German planes probably more were shot down Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued cool Saturday Somewhat cooler Sat urday night and Sunday fore noon IOWA Continued cool in west and north portions occasional light showers cooler in south west portion Saturday after noon through Sunday forenoon Scattered light to heavy frost in northwest and extreme northeast portions Saturday night MINNESOTA Continued cool Saturday and Saturday night frost Saturday night freezing temperatures north and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 64 Minimum Friday night 48 At 8 a m Saturday 43 Rain Friday afternoon 13 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 55 Jap Official in Kuibyshev Is Recalled NEW YORK German adio broadcast Saturday a Tokio dispatch saying that the first sec retary of the Japanese embassy nt Kuibyshev Russia had been re called for consultation The dis patch by Transoccan said that the diplomat Funao Miyagawa probably would leave the Rus sian provisional capital on Sept JO Miyakawa was a specialist as signed by Tokio to represent Jap anese interests in a long series of egotiations relating to incidents ilong the ManchurianJapancsc border The Russians protested to him LEGION MEETS when a soviet gunboat was sunk m a clash with Japanese forces on tnc Amur river June 1337 Then he presented Japans counter protest in Moscow Miyakawa delivered another formal protest in March 1938 on the activities of Russian troops in Liberia ami in September 1038 conducted negotiations with the Russian foreign office after a RussianJapanese clash at Suifen ho 250 miles north of Changku feng on the SiberianKorcan Manchunan border where fight ing occurred at about the same time rcn Legionnaires opened their national m axls soul convention Saturday ready to plunge immediately into the prob Moseow lems of a nation at war and deal with the question of whether they should open their membership ranks to the veterans of the pres ent war As National Commander Lynn U Stambaugh o Fargo N Dak tapped a miniature Liberty bell for the opening the 1500 dele gates were sprinkled over the spa cious Municipal hall There was no fanfare no parade Addressing the Legion naires on the war effort were some of the most important war leaders of HID nation Navy Secretary Frank Knox fold Pinto island which charges 10 cents per car toll and does not allow pedestrian traffic who has received the air corps to Aid Defenders Are Reported By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Staff Correspondent Knox Work as You Never Worked to Make U S Strong in Unity KANSAS CITY American the convention a prepared SHIPYARD MEN BACK ON JOBS Leave Dispute of 5 Cent Charge4orFerry Service to Arbitration MOBILE Ala their dispute over a five cent ferry charge to arbitration before the federal maritime commission thousands of shipyard workers re turned to their jobs Saturday at the plants of the Alabama Dry docksand Shipbuilding company after a two clay layoff Brig Gen Ben M Smith in command of five companies ot state troops on patrol here said approximately 60 per cent of a normal working crew reported for duty Saturday morning This fig n nuunon 01 Stockton ure is near the usual number for Frank Greenya of Milwau Saturday work he said Some 10 fe anclV M Armstrong of In 000 workers left their jobs before the settlement was reached Prior to Thursday the ship building concern maintained free ferry service Most of the work ers Saturday reached their jobs through the Bankhead tunnel M speech that axis submarines are the major problem confronting the United Nations but that he was confident that in the Ion run the monthly total of ships lost will be reduced to a point where it is no longer a threat to the upply lines of ourselves and cm allies He presented a twofold mes sage on behalf of the fighting men of the navy and the marines tf Work as you have never worked before to make our country strong in that unity which alone oWtbthw us victory JfaAsScoMf see to it that when victory has been won we use it lo build a lirorld iu which the next generation will not again be called on to nay m blood for the mistakes of their elders W Four candidates for national commander who will be chosen Monday plunged into vigorous Swedish dispatches Saturday re ported two strong Russian coun terblows designed to aid the hardpressed defenders of Stalin grad by casing German pressure on the vital Volga river front The Swedish reports originated in axis sources but had partial in dispatches from One soviet counterattack was said to be directed against the Finnish front where the strong est Russian effort since last spring was reported to be in progress in the Poventsa region north of Lake Onega The Stockholm re port said the Russians were at tacking on a scale that indicated they hoped to crush Finnish resis tance Tiie second attack was aimed north of Stalingrad presumably in the Voronezh sector where the Russians liolct a salient into Ger man lines which they were be lieved to be trying to turn into a flanking threat to the nazis at tacking Stalingrad to the south Stockholm said this attack had been in progress for 24 hours and that large numbers of Russian re serve troops were going into ac tion in a drive to break the nazi lines between the Volga and the Don rivers campaigns with Roane Waring Memphis street railway executive the favorite in proconvention talk The other three candidates arc Warren H Atherton of Stockton dianapolis Under Secretary of War Rob ert P Patterson told the Ameri can Legion convention that the time will come when we shall have broad national service leg islation under which men and women may be assigned to in dustrial jobs The task for us at aid is to give our so TAKES DES MOINES POST MANNING A C Lee head of the Manning schools for IB years has accepted a uo an me rest of tin H postlon West Moines stuff The doina of that task i He will replace H W Scaring the real second front and all who ne planes the tanks the ships the and alt the rest of the a captaincy in arc not in the armed services when must serve on that front WEATHER GETS AUTUMN QUALITY Mercury Drops to 42 at Cherokee Ajter of 90 at Davenport DES MOINES Iff lowans turned their attention to storm windows coal and blankets Sat urday as overcast skies and a strong wind brought gloomy au tumnlike weather to the state The mercury dropped to 42 degrees at Cherokee and Inwood during the night niter hitting a state high of 00 at Davenport Fri day Precipitation during the night included Albia 89 of an inch Waterloo 50 Dubuque 37 Mar shalltown 35 Decorah 29 and Cedar Rapids 25 BATTLES RAGE ON IN STREETS OF STALINGRAD Reds Report Nazis Are Beaten in Efforts to Take Important Position By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Deathstand Russian troops were credited officially Saturday with defeating the Germans in a critical five hour battle for a hill commanding the heart of Stalin grad and as the struggle raged into its 26th day the soviet high command announced All German attempts to cap ture this valuable position have failed At least two other assaults by massed nazi tanks and troops were declared tit have been re pulsed in the smokeshrouded city itself and in the northwest outskirts umil perhaps the bloodiest fighting of the entire GcrmanKussian war German field headquarters re ported tersely that the battle was being successfully continued in the face ot stubborn enemy re sistance and declared that a Boiler on One of Double Header Trains Explodes Man Killed SOMERSET Pa A boiler on one of the locomotives of a doubleheader Baltimore and Ohio train exploded early he Saturday the Somerset county lcrs anJ village of LUtic killing the loco motives engineer and injuring four other train crewmen Paul Woltord a merchant nt Listic re ported two engines were pulling and one pushing a long coaltrain the boiler of the second front engine blew i U S Troops Arrive in New Guinea Report 1300000 Nazis Killed in South Russia Drive MOSCOW A commu nist party announcement Sat urday slated that German casu alties in the drive in south Rus sia alone have reached 1300 000 killed The announcement was made by the deputy propa ganda chief of the communist parly Scbatecv strong diversionary attack by lankled soviet infantry north1 of StnlmgracI collapsed with severe Josses to the enemy This was the first intimation that soviet Marshal Semeon Timo sheiiko may have launched a pow erful flanking movement to sweep around the nazi siege armies The German high command said Russian troops which man aged to penetrate nazi positions in the diversionary thrust were an nihilated and 100 soviet tanks de stroyed Significantly Hitlers head quarters claimed no specific jrains in Stalingrad and Rus sian dispatches said Die red armies had yielded no further ground in the city Great clouds of smoke and flame make the operations of the attacking troops still more diffi cult a German military spokes man complained in a Berlin broadcast and he added Torrents ot blood have flowed through the streets of the city or the past tivo days Russian dispatches said much of the blood was German with the nazis paying a ghastly price in attempting to carry out Hit lers order lo capture the city Stalin at all costs The soviet soverinneit news paper Irvcstia said many streets were littered with German dead and 400 bodies in crcy Krcen uniforms were counted on the lawns along one short street after Russian bayonet fishfers had driven back an at tack Other reports said nazi para chute troops were dropping in the city and that many German troops were disguised in soviet uniforms and German tanks were camouflaged as Russian even bearing red army insignia Fresh soviet reserves trained in Siberia were reported pouring into the battle in high spirits bol stering the weary veterans who were now within 24 hours of matching the historic defense record of Sevastopol where the Russians held out for 27 days against the Germans climactic Crimean offensive Besides the bitterhandto hand and strecttostrcet fight ing in the city soviet headquar ters reported fierce actions in lie northwest outskirts as Nazi Marshal Fcdor von Bock sent perhaps 450000 troops storming against the soviet right flank On one sector where the Hitler ites concentrated large infantry and tank forces they succeeded at the cost of heavy losses in taking possession of several streets the Russian command said referring to this area Part ol the lost positions were retrieved in the course of the day All through the night dispatches said the battle surged in an in ;