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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 2 1943 CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE trraA1 wnJb X turtblblb OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 73 NAZIS ADMIT RETREAT IN CAUCASUS Off to Bad Start in 43 Hitler Shifts Envoys to Japs Spain Sweden TOKIO BERLIN TIES BELIEVED TO BE WEAKER Nipponese Reported to Be Less Eager to CoOrdinate Strategy NEW YORK Hitler is carrying out sweeping changes in Germanys diplomatic repre sentation abroad the German radio announced Saturday and has called home his ambassadors and ministers to Spain Japan and Sweden I Within the ambit of a general retirement of German diplomatic representatives the fuehrer act ing upon the suggestion made by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop has recalled Eberhard von Stohrer German ambassador to Madrid General Eugen Ott German ambassador to Tokio and Prince Viktor Zu Wicd German minister to Stock holm as of Jan 1 the radio announcement said They will be given new posts in the German foreisn office it added The announcement said Hans Adolf von Moltke would take over Ihe ambassadorship at Madrid Heinrich Georg Stahmer one time special envoy to Tokio and now the German ambassador to Japans puppet Chinese regime at Nanking is being sent to Tokio it continued and Dr Hans Thorn sen former counsellor to the Gec5 rrun to take over thev German diplo matic representation at Slock holf Minister Erich Kordt attached to the German embassv in Tokio will act as charge daffaires at Nanking until a new ambassador can be appointed Stahmer who is reported to have played a behindthescenes role in the negotiation of Ihe GcrmanItalianJafiiincsc pact of alliance is being sent to Japan apparently to strengthen the ties between Berlin and Tokio at a time when those ties apparently arc loosening Recent French dispatches from Turkey told of the departure from Berlin of the Japanese liaison commission which had been main tamed to dovetail axis strategy and apparently to act as the Jap Business as Usual Following Destructive Fire i Pfaff Ovens to Work Overtime to Help Out Lennan Organization eyes and anese high commands ears in Germany The dispatches said the com mission was returning home by way of Russia and observers suggested that in view of Ger man reverses in Russia and north Africa that the Japanese were less eager to coordinate their strategy with that of he axis than ever before Von Mpltkes record loo would seem to indicate that he is being sent to Madrid at a time when Hitler is anxious either to tighlen the slipping bonds with Gener alissimo Francisco Franco or of in creasing his pressure there Von Moltke was the chief ne gotiator of the PolishGerman nonaggression pact in 1934 a pact which was broken by Hitler in 1939 Von Moltke stayed on in Warsaw as ambassador until the outbreak of the war The change of he diplomatic guard in Stockholm follows ru mors that Germany was consider ing changes there with a view perhaps to increasing her pressure on Sweden The Swedish press lias been Creoucntiy criticized recently by German spokesmen who have insisted that its reporters and edi torial writers were giving too fa vorable a reception to allied war reports Fire Destroys 2 Huge Sardine Canneries at San Pedro Cal SAN PEDRO Cal huge sardine cannery plants at Fish Harbor were destroyed by a waterfront fire Saturday with a loss estimated at 5750000 Losses included destruction of buildings equipment and more than 30000 cases of canned sar dines ready for delivery to the government fire department of ficials announced The fire razed all but thc front walls of the French sardine plant No 2 and the Southwest Can ning company STRING BOOMS TO HALT LOGS Tugboats Prepared 16 Give Help in Harboi PORTLAND Ore fleet of tugboats hastilymobilized by the coast guard Saturday strung booms across the flood swollen Willamette nver in an effort to halt a million feet of logs bearing down on Portlands industry filled harbor The logs released by the col lapse of a iving dam at the Ore Eon City falls 14 miles upstream and driven by the nearine crest of the states worst flood in 50 years already were threaten ing houseboats and bridge piers sf Six persons were dead in val ley communities where the Willa mette seven feet out of its banks had inundated thousands of farm acres and flooded suburban parts of Albany Salem and Corvallis ihe river was reported falling at tugene scene of at least 5000 000 damage as the crest rolled toward Portland thc frst loss appeared singly allci m jumbletl notiius the narbor patrol here with the aid of the coast guard craft cleared the river above its con fluence with the Columbia and mobilized thc tugboat men in an effort to prevent jams at Port land bridges and at critical war maustry shipyards along thc river Some 300 welders at Albina Engine and Machine Works subchaser yard were laid off as thc high waters entered the ways of the plant Harbor patrolmen said how ever the boom traps had so far prevented serious damage by Iogs which tncy might jam at the Swan and Oregon Shipbuilding snarin feared Island company yards JOHN BRYAN IS FOUND DEAD NEW YORK Bryan 38 artist son of Mrs Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde former minister to Denmark was found dead in his studio apartment Saturday Police said Bryan a grandson of the late William Jennings Bryan apparently fell from a chair striking his head on a desk In an unfinished letter on the desk Bryan related he had been grazed recently by a taxicab but said he did not regard the injury as seri ous A check of accident reports was started by authorities Bryan is a son of Mrs Rohde by a previous marriage Maj George Rohde her husband who is sta tioned at Fort Totten L I said Saturday He was known by the name Bryan having dropped thc Owen several years ago bread was on the shelves of your favorite grocery storeSaturday morning despite Ihe fact that the plant of its baker Chuck Lennan ah investment limated at S40000 was destroyed by of undetermined origin on New Years day The loss of some 450 barrels ol flour sugar and other commodi ties as well as damage to the plant and machinery did not stop the production of bread by this concern since the Pfaff company 219 First street south west extended the use nf its pjsllt to Mr Lennan in the emergency and the entire Lennan organfaa on will remain intact Mr Lennan said that his or ganization would be in operation in its own plant again in a few weeks In the meantime the ovens oc the Pfaff company of which eorge Mendon is manager suffice for both companies Machinery and ovens at tho ai inc Lennan plant can be reclaimed and repairs made to put it in opera tion again according to Mr Len 2n The fire was one of he most difficult the department has had for some time according to Chiet Dan Shire Chief Shire saw that the only way he could stop the fire was to fill the basement with water oxnnlmcs hosc Pimping nearly gallons of water a minuc continued to work on this fire until past noon Thc alarm was turned in at oclock The wooden floor of the build ing caved in as firemen were bat Img to keep the flames from sprcadiriR beyond the structure The Tankar oil station at Eleventh street and North Federal avenue was directly north of the fire and home and small pet hospital of Dr G W Cady was directly south ot it Windows broke out from the heat of the fire and smoke belched high in he sky One case of office records was res cued from the building before Ihe floor caved in Although sis employes were on duly at thc time the fjre broke out very little was saved The building is constructed of brick but the floor was of wood and collapsed quickly allowing the ovens and much of thc equip ment to fall into the basement be low with the mass of burning flour An hour after the depart ment had been called the fire was hotter than ever Gas lines into the building were shut off and the power was cut When the basement was finally filled with water to the level of the floor joists the fire was un der control Thc last of thc trucks was back m quarters at oclock in the 1 afternoon BRITISH FORGES HEARING AKYAB Allied Bombers Carry Out Raids on Nipponese NEW DELHI royal air force striking in a series of heavy raids has heavily bombed the village of Kalemyo in Central Burma the British Indian com mand announced Saturday Advancing British forces in western Burma were believed to be within less than 25 miles of their main objective Akyab An earlier communique had reported clashes with Japanese patrols in the vicinity of Rathedaung which is 25 miles northwest of Akyab Bombers of the United States army 10th air force were partici pating in the raids against Jap anese installations in Burma American bombers on Wednes day bombed the Japanese air drome at Shwebo 250 miles north east of Akyab and 50 miles west of Mandalay The next day Amer ican planes bombed railways in northern Burma British Blenheim bombers at tacked the airdrome at Shwebo on Thursday On Wednesday night they had attacked Akyab itself Josephine Ford Only Granddaughter of Motor Magnate Weds DETROIT uponthe ringing in of the new year wed of Josphine r of auto in Christ a suburb was planned tor Buhl Ford the 2nd member of socially prominent Detroit family The families are no relations Ford She was educated in the east and made her debut at a country club bali last June the 2nd Benson and William Jo sephine some day will inherit share of the mammoth fortune m her grandfather Her father is president of the Ford Motor com pany Walter Buhl Ford thc 2nd re cent graduate of Yale university is a member ot the naval reserve NO TRAFFIC FATALITIES IOWA CITY traffic fa talities were recorded in this city of more than 15000 persons dur Williams 63 Lawyer Dies in Rochester J E Williams 63 Mason City attorney died at a hospital in Rochester Minn at Saturday morning following an illness He had been at the hospital for some time his wife and daughter being with him during his illness Mr Williams was bom in Palo Alto county March 7 1879 He at tended high school at Emmets burg and was graduated from Northwestern university college of Jaw in 1905 locating in City in 1911 Throughout most of his career here Mr Williams practiced alone except during 191214 when the firm was Williams and Breese He was county attorney for Palo Alto county from 1906 to Shortly before the Mason City Times was consolidated with the Mason City GlobeGazette Mr Williams was the editor His brother the late W G Williams publisher of the Garner Leader was the business manager of the Times during this period From 1915 until 1925 Mr Wil liams was prominent in Mason City as a defense lawyer often figuring in sensational criminal cases outstanding of which was the Nick Grba murder case in the early 20s Mrs Williams always was inter ested m sports and was himself a star in the backficld of the North western football team while at tending the university Mr William served in the Spanish American wav with Com pany K of the 52nd infantry be ing captain ot this company for eightyears v XTIci was Al i Fisk Surviving are his wife and two daughters Their home is at 169 Crescent drive Funeral arrangements are in complete The Meyer funeral home in charge J E WILLIAMS Dies DE GAULLE ASKS TO MEET GIRAUD cuss plans for warring on thc axis DC Gaulle said in his statement that he made the Christmas day cstion on Saturday auray French spokesman here armed services Internal coil fusion ne tor Internal col fusion in French WcstAfricaS sleazy CITY Colder Saturday increasing DC Gaulles statcmeiu said causing a situation which is and will be embarrassing for thc akes First Life alumni some aay will inherit a LONG BEACH Cal share of the mammoth fortune of cnristmas dinner which made 600 TPT ITraTirl rit PYnnlnvne tVm TT i i employes of thc Harvest Machin company a defense plant vio lently ill has claimed its first life Mrs Mary Christopher 20 and the mother of a sixmonths old baby died in a hospital Fri day An autopsy was ordered and health authorities still arc at tempting to identily the poison in the food Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy WILLKIE CALLS FOR COUNCIL OF UNITED NATIONS Working Group to Form Military Strategy and PostWar Plans Urged NEW YORK UR Wendell Willkie Saturday called for more action and fewer words in solving lobal iims war strategy and peace The 1910 republican presiden tial candidate spoke at a victory ally at the Metropolitan opera He proposed a grand council o the united nations not a paper council but an actual working council A common council in which all plan together not a council of the few who direct or merely aid others as they think wise We must have a council of grand military strategy in which all na tions that are bearing the brunt of the fighting are represented Perhaps we might even learn something from the Chinese who with so little have fought so well Nazis Give Version of Naval Fight BERLIN From German Broad cnsts IP German warships and Uboats combining in an attack on and beneath ihe Arctic ocean damaged several allied cruisers sank a destroyer and torpedoed lour merchantmen in a navjil but tle a nazi communique reported Saturday The only ship listed as sunk vas tue destroyer and Die communique said the Germans also lost a de stroyer in the action which it said developed Irom Ihe pursuit of a convoy The communique said the action occurred Dec a I near Bear island which lies about midway between Spitzbergen and the northern tip of Norway The German communique co incided in time and approximate location with the British admiralty announcement Thursday that Brit ish warships had contacted Ger man naval units in northern wa ters early that morning and that the action continuing There was no confirmation of the German claims however which bore at least surface evi dence of covering a nazi naval failure It was noteworthy that lie German statement claimed de struction ot none of the cargo ships ol the bound o or from only claimed torpedo hits on four The admiralty said a German cruiser was damaged and forced long n was labt seen m a sinking mnr r who have recently seemed to know something about thc art of war And most important of all as united nations we must formu late now the principles which will govern our actions as we move step by step to the freeing of the conquered W AVarninir that without defi ehinery to solve current and P o s twar problems Willkic said otherwise we will find ourselves moving from one ex pediency to another sowing thc seeds of future discontents even amour the united na tions seen in a sinking tion The British have issued no sub sequent report on the battle Other Convicts Greeted Touhy With Jeers on Return to Penitentiary v J JOLIET III thc Terrible Touhy was greeted by jeers from other convicts Siatevillc penitentiary when lie was returned to finish his 83year i term it was disclosed Saturday The prisoners had learned Hint Touhy had died his black hair inlit blond and was wearinK red ua Wilkics speech ws critical ol jamas when he was captured by icent Viv V rn ri iu u discuss such question said But when tliev recent speeches by Vice President Wallace advocating international cooperation attcr the war be cause he indicated Wailacc laid clown no plans for immediate ac tion I have been quite deliberately prodding our official leaders to Willkic dive us mere prophecies and predictions that is an indulgence For if his tory has taught us anything it has taught us that people obtain in pence only what thev win while they fight Willkie asserted that the dream ot Woodrow Wilson had failed because the allied nations while they fought had not de veloped a mechanism of working together that would survive after the righting was over Father Flanagan Is at Rochester Clinic for Spinal Treatment Proposes Conference to Map French Plans LONDON Charles t j rianagan tounuer or Do Gaulle leader of the fightin Boystown Ncbr was under ob French said Saturday that he had servation in the Mayo clinic Sat SGstPri t n iTri IT 11 frln v fritt TOITYI ROCHESTER lUimi E J Flanagan rounder of auui oaiuruay uiat he iiad inc mayo clinic 5at Jggested to Gen Henri Hinorc for treatment of an old spine iiraud French high commissioner injury It was understood surgery r North Africa that they meet might be necessary to relieve thc somewhere on French soil to dis ailment Father Flanagan whose selfgoverned town has been thc home for thousands of homeless boys said more than 400 have one from Boystown into the Weather Report FORECAST afternoon much colder Saturday night and Sunday forenoon Lowest temperature 2 strong winds Saturday afternoon and Saturday night Dinner Which Made 600 IOWA Occasional ight snow and lit T i i colder Saturday night and Sun day forenoon MINNESOTA Continued cold northwest Colder south and east portions Saturday night and Sunday forenoon Light snow south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 32 Minimum Friday night At S a mSaturday 22 YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation DENY CAPTURE OF VELIKIE LUKI BY RED ARMIES Russians Report Nazis in Harried Retreat on 1000 Mile Front By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitlers command ac knowledged Saturday that German Iroops had evacuated Elista cap ital of the Kalmyck region in the Caucasus but denied soviet claims that thetriumphant red armies nad won the key nazi stronghold of Velikie Luki 90 miles from the Latvian frontier The Germans said Elista was evacuated after the town had been completely destroyed A grim blackout on soviet uetvs first greeted German radio listeners Saturday morn ins and for several hours the populace was deprived of even its usual diet of sugarcoated propaganda served up by Dr Goebbcls experts V 1 The German news agency DNB which customarily opens its daily broadcast with a flood of news told the German people brusquely There is nothing to report there is no news available for the time being Subsequent broadcasts conceded the loss of Elista as the red armies swept deeper across the frozen tvatmyck steppes toward the Black sea but insisted that Velikie Luki still held out The Germans admitted on Thursday that Velikie Luki was virtually surrounded with the Kussians attacking from all sides Soviet dispatches said the fall of the uaziheld citadel 260 miles iiortluvest of Moscow laid openthe heart of an important German transportation system and climaxed a and bitter siege federal agents Tuesday lie to Statcvillc Thursday the returned night Walter L Moody assistant war den said that when Touhy was led past a cell block enroutc to his own cell to begin three weeks nf solitary confinement he was spot ted by the other convicts They jeered and booed and thc hubbub spread throughout tlie prison They dcrvt have much use for a iough guy in red silk and dyed hair Moody said and nil SPHPH Fimito normal convict doesnt like U Oel7e F1 GUIS The Gciiruin garrison in own which refused to lay down Jls arms was wiped out the luissian high command announced The Russians declared that Hit lers invasion armies were in har ried retreat across a 1000 mile front abandoning vast quantities ot arms and supplies while the led armies captured several dozen towns in a single phase of the titanic struggle anyone who breaks out The rea son of course is that this normally resultsin a tightening of regula tions and loss of privileges to con victs who arent involved at all WOULD ABANDON LIXF WASHINGTON An inter state commerce commission ex aminer has recommended that thc Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railway be permitted to abandon 160 miles of line between Stock ton and Tipton Iowa MOSCOW red army made new gains on seven separate fronts during the night after one of its most glorious days of the From thc central front west of Moscow where they captured tile fortress city of Velikie Luki Killed every German in it ex cept strasclinj prisoners and the wounded to thc Caucasus mountains 3100 miles to he south thc Russians AC A Twentytwo axis divisions were trapped before Stalin fi Russians announced Arrows indicate Russia thrusts and black area is territory retaken bv the reds 1 aUTUS Russian opinion was thai Germans rCevd t0 ccntral Caucasus lircTand to a Kuban river defense system broken line
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