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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM DEPARTMENT OF H I S T 0 n y A H 0 A 3 C H ECS MO I fiES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 18 1943 NO 86 BRITISH RIP BERLIN AGAIN ff RAF Loses 22 Bombers London Shoots Down 10 Nazi Planes RUSSIANS MAKE NEW GAINS ON 5 MAIN FRONTS Reds on South Voronezh Front Reported 110 Miles From Kharkov MOSCOW UR Russia an nounced new gains Monday on five major battle fronts along the 550mile red army offensive line between Vorohezh and the north ern Caucasus On the south Voronezh front red army men were within HO miles of Kharkov on the Donets river front they captured the rail road junction o Millerovo in the Stalingrad area tanks infantry and cavalry were ripping into the rem nants of 22 German divisions now numbering only about 70000 men on the lower Don front Russians were within 25 miles ot Salsk junction and in the Caucasus they were only 80 miles from Armavir whence a railroad leads through the Maikop oil fields to the Black sea Driving ahead throughout the night south of Voronezh the Russians took several new in habited places wiping out al most the entire garrison of one fortified town and capturing 1255 Germans including a col onel In storming another the On the Donets front the Russians look three nopulated places in single sector They killed about 1000 Germans the noon com munique reported knocked ou seven tanks and 20 field guns and captured 300 prisoners two tanks 20 field guns 50 trucks andtwo war supply dumps In the Stalingrad area where the resistance of the trapped Ger man army was ncaring its end the Russians spent the night wiping out additional nests of German re sistance isolated in fortified vil lages Two special communiques is sued Sunday night had told the story of one of the biggest days of the winter offensive Jan 17 our troops after a fierce battle captured the town and im portant railroad junction of Mil lerovo the first communique said The German garrison of the town which tried to break out was almost complete v wiped out by our troops The second special communique announced the capture by one Rus sian army on the north Caucasus front between Dec 25 and Jan 16 or 35 airplanes 314 tanks 372 guns 422 trench mortars 330 antitank rifles 602 machine nuns more than 10000 rifles 385000 ar icns Launched lowan Loses Life as Cold Wave Bites Into Iowa No Immediate Relief in Sight Mercury May Dip to 20 Below in Mason City Monday Night The Cowpens fourth aircraft carrier launched in 20 weeks at the New York Shipbuilding corporation yards at Camden N J slides down the waysTNamea for the bat tle of Cowpens in the Revolutionary war the ship was launched on the 162nd anniversary of the battle tillery shells 300000 airplane 11 Tl 1 TI 1 bombs Walker Llected Head of Democrat Committee 2338 motor trucks 460 motorcy cles and 28 wireless transmitters Rule Julianas Room in Ottawa Hospital Is ExtraTerritorial OTTAWA Out Princes Juliana of the Nether lands entered Ottawa Civic hos pital Monday to await the birth of her third child in a hospital room overtaking Holland avenue and for diplomatic purposes consid ered as temporarily not a part of Canada The room was declared extra territorial in order to avoid the chance that an heir to the Dutch throne might be embarrassed by contention that since the child was born on British soil it was a British subject Netherlands officials smiled at the fact that the room looked out on Holland avenue They insisted it merely was coincidence AntiAircraft Shell Hits Palace Garden LONDON antiaircraft shell intended for a German bomber fell in the garden of Buckingham palace Sunday night It destroyed a bed of brussels sprouts which once had been a flower plot No one was hurt The red army was reported rapidly wiping out sur vivors of 22 nazi divisions trapped before Stalingrad A and at the same time pushing a new drive south of Vor onezh Further south soviet troops 2 neared Ka mensk while other forces on the lower Don 3 continued to advance in the direction of Rostov The Germans ad mitted the reds were attacking in superior numbers in the Caucasus Lined area is territory still held by the nazis and broken line indicates farthest German advance CHICAGO Postmaste General Frank C Walker Monda was elected chairman of the clem ocratic naitonal committee to sue ceed Edward J Flynn who re signed to become ambassadoi minister plenipotentiary and peri started U S BOMBERS HIT SHORTLAND ISLE AND AREA Ground Forces on Guadalcanal Kill 150 More Japanese WASHINGTON bombers heavily pounded tlio enemyheld Shortland island area of the Solomons Friday night and Saturday the navy announced Monday while ground forces on Guadalcanal accounted for 150 more Japanese troops killed and a number of prisoners as mop ping up operations continued Navy communique No 254 fol lows South Pacific 1 On Jan 15 Durins the evening fly fortress heavy bombers Boeing dropped bombs in the Japanese held Kahili area on Bougainville island Two large fires were observed after the attack the same nighCCat alina patrol bombers Consoli dated PBY followed up the at tack on Kahili and additional fires were started During the same ni Catalinas attacked enemy tions at Munda on New Georgia island During this same night flying fortresses bombed Ballale island in the Shortland area 2 On Jan 1G during the afternoon am evening Ballale was again at tacked by flying fortresses anc fires visible for 50 miles were sonal representative of President Roosevelt to Australia Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder Monday afternoon and Monday night Continued cold Tuesday fore Solomons noon Lowest Monday night 20 below IOWA Intermittent light snow Monday night and in east and south portions Tuesday fore noon Continued cold in west and central portions and colder in the extreme eastern portion United Stales ground troop on Guadalcanal island continued mopping pockets of enemy resistance Approxi mately 150 Japanese were killed and a number taken prisoner Their equipment was destroyed The objective of the attack 01 tiny Ballale island was not dis closed and a naval spokesmai said the nature of the Japanesi installations there was unknowi to him Ballale is about one mile in diameter and lies three miles of the northeast coast of Shortlam island Shortland in turn lies 13 mile south of Buin where is locutec the Japanese Kahili airport Hit southeastern tip of Bougainville largest northwestern island in til MINNESOTA Continued severe cold Monday night and Tues 1 2 Persons Killed as Tornadic Winds Pound Georgia and Alabama snowing Monday Des Moines Sioux perature Tuesday morning 25 to 30 below north and 16 to 24 be low south portion Some very light snow southeast portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 10 Minimum Sunday night 16 At 8 a m Monday 12 At noon Mondav 9 At 2 p m Monday 3 Snow i incl Prccip 05 inch The cold wave which early Sunday produced a minimum of minus IB brought the coldest temperature here this winter The previous low this season was 16 on Dec 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 31 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Min Saturday night At B a m Sunday Snow Prccip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 18 18 17 25 inch 02 inch 34 25 DES MOINES VPj A cold ave which already had cost at east one life held Iowa in an icy jrip Monday as temperatures tayed far below zero and drift ng snow hampered highway ravel The frozen body of Simon Jtoresund 51 was found south of West Bend Sunday He apparent y died in the 20degree below ero cold as he sought a ride to Otlosen where he worked in rain elevator Gene Ford found Storesunds ody on highway 44 according to he deputy sheriff of Palo Alto county The weatherman promised no immediate relief from the ex treme cold forecasting contin ued cold Monday night and Tuesday morninjr The tempera ture is expected to drop as low as 20 below at Mason Cily Spencer recorded the official low temperature dining the last 24 hours with a reading of 17 de rces below zero Algona however listed an un official low o 25 below Sunday morning when Spirit Lake had 22 Northwood 20 Spencer 13 Cedar Rapids reported six inchcsof snowVAiidit was still snowing there Monday A brisk wind drifted the light snow on roads and highways there reduc ing travel to oneway in places Charles Cily had 52 inches of snow over the weekend but the fall had ceased there Monday morning It was morning City Burlington Waterloo Ot tumwa and Mason City M i n i m u m temperatures eluded DCS Moines T Ames 10 Cedar fiapids 5 Charles City II Fovt Dodge 10 Mason City 16 Waterloo 7 Burlington G above Marshalltottn G Davenport 7 above Council Bluffs 10 Ot tumwa 1 Sioux City 13 The state highway commission said driving conditions throughout the state ave poor Trains From South Encounter Trouble Monday morning traffic in Ma son City was on and off Most of the trains were nearly on time considering cold and snow but a few were extremely late Northsouth travel was favored in general both on the highways and the railroads but both Mil waukee trains from the east reached Mason City Ihe first one an hour and 15 minutes laic the second only 25 minutes late Trains from the southern part o the state encountered more diffi culty however the Chicago Grea Western due in at oclock wa expected about 11 oclock M and St L railroad re ported trains on time however and the Chicago North Western least 1 railroad reported its freights on time but the passenger service between Sanborn and Mason City on the North Western was held up for a day the trains not eve leaving the stations Heavier snows were reported in Ihe southern part of the state iini iiuuit ii tiit w iiiiiiiiisou sue than in the north A Chicago anc tion of Pike county Five Pike North Western Irain was reporter county Negroes also were reported stuck east of Radclitfe killed near Hollonvillc Rock Island trains were re A soldier was killed ot Foil j ported operating nearly on lirm Bennins when he stepped on a live Monday morning wire while repairing storm dam Tlc Jefferson Transporlaliot company repotted its early morn BRITISH WITHIN 100 MILES OF CITY OF TRIPOLI Montgomerys Forces Apparently Are Cutting Direct Across Hump CAIRO British eighth army sweeping across Libya alter cracking Field Marshal Rommels defenses at Buerat El Hsun was reported within 100 miles of Trip oli Monday in a thrust apparently designed to bypass Misurata and otheipoints along the African oast ATLANTA persons were killed and 38 others injured as weekend t o r n a d i c ixunuaj iiignt anu i lies JMJUICU us i o r n a ct i c day forenoon with lowest tern Winds battered Georgia and Ala bama at widely separated points Eleven dead were reported in Georgia four of them iti one fam ily killed when wind destroyed a farm home in the Williamson sec age i Iowa Mother of 5 Is Killed by Train INDEPENDENCE fP T h e body of Mrs Ed Williamson 47 mother of five children was found lying alongside the Illinois Central tracks a mile east of here late Sunday afternoon She ap parently had been struck by a train while walking across a trestle en route to town to visit her father PIONEER IOWAN BURIED AUDUBON serv ices were held here Monday for W Hjay 96 Audubon county resi dent since 1880 and veteran of the Civil A communique from Gen Sir Bernard i Montgomerys head quarters announcing that the vanguard of the British eighth army had reached the vicinity of Beni Ulid indicated that his forces were takins a straight line across the Trjpolitaiiian hump in an effort to get to Tripoli by he shortest possible route Beni Ulid is approximately inoi miles from the nearest point on the coast and approximately the sume distance from Tripoli Montgomerys a n n o u n cement aid that his forces were in contact with the enemy Sunday evening n the area between Beni Ulid and the coastalvillages of Tauorga and Bif advancing a total of moie thariSO miles The Italian high command in communique broadcast by the Some radio declared that at least 20 allied tanks had been left im mobilized in lively engagements n eastern Tripolitania Allied al acks were held the report as serted Axis planes were reported by Rome to have scored direct hits on two allied merchant ships in North African harbors and to have left one in sinking condition Two al lied planes were said to have been shot down rfi The allied air forces pressed florae a continuous offensive over thebattle area and our fighter bombers and fighters found mang good targets on enemy transports withdrawing to the west the bulletin said Con siderable damage was inflicted Allied ailmen also bombed Trip oli again Sunday successfully at tacked two enemy vessels off the Tunisian coast and blasted the airdrome on Lampedusa island the communique said Other attacks were made on the coastal road east of Tripoli be tween Zliten and Misurate and on the highway leading westward to the Tunisian port of Sfax Con siderable damage also was in flicted in these assaults the com munique said The only enemy air activity re ported was a raid on Tobruk Libya in which our of six attack ing axis bombers were said have been shot down The British reported a loss of five planes in the extensive allied air operations Heavy Fires Started in Berlin As War of Capitals Is Renewed LONDON AP A strong force oC RAP bombers laid huge fires across Berlin in the renewed war of the capitals Sunday night but stiffened defenses oi the Gerrrau city took a toll of 22 planes compared with onlv one the previous night Londons antiaircraft gunners meanwhile threw nazi raiders into confusion by the fierceness of their barrage during two assaults Sunday night and early Monday when the attackers lost 10 of perhaps 60 planes German efforts at retaliation for the mighty attack which apparently caught Berlin defenses napping Saturday night were relatively mild Londons ground guns threw up a cur tain of steel and fire morethunderous and powerful than anything Londoners ever heard before Instead of trying to drive the bombers away from vital objectives and into the path of night fighters the gunners for bullseycs directly on the attacking bombers The nights bag brought to more than 4000 the number ol enemy aircraft destroyed over Britain since the start of the war The barrage showered London rooftops with shell fragments and several persons were killed or wounded hy shells which ex ploded only after striking the ground The firing whichceased British Press Asks for Raid Against Rome LONDON bombers oE the royal air force rained block busters on BerliriSumlaxTught for the second straight nightand Monday London newspapers called for a similar assault on Rome Great fires were started in the German capital and Stockholm re ports said he RAF cruised above Berlin for two hours in u cam paign of destruction Monday afternoon antiaircraft guns went into action on the Thames estuary bill there was no immediate report of bombs having been dropped The theme of editorials in morning newspapers here was Berlin was duo for a good plast ering and now Rome had belter look out only atterihelastollhe raiden departed combined secret antiaircraft withnew devices to make a spectacular show The air ministry announced both offensive and defensive op erations Berlin was again attacked by strong force of our heavy bombers Sunday night the air ministry communique said A great load of bombs was dropped and by the one of the attack large fires were burning71 The bombers flew in bright moonlight most of he 1200 milc round hut encoun tered some clouds over the tar iLrcti some ciouas over ine wr The black hearted fascists who t get area In contrast lo the light asked if Italian bombers could take part in the attack on London now skulk in safety among the historic monuments of Rome counting on them to safeguard ob jects of military the Daily Express said We should warn the Italians to light up their monuments now as a preliminary to an RAF raid in due season Presidentof Syrian Republic Reported Dead NEW YORK president of the Syrian republic Mohammed Taggeddine El Hassani died Sun day in Damascus of pneumonia the British radio reported Mon day in a broadcast recorded by CBS He became president in September 1941 soon after Brit ish and Fighting French forces had ended Vichy rule in Syria opposition Saturday nizht the air ministry said there were many combats with enemy fighters One of these was re ported shot down The air ministry said 22 bomb ers failed to return The German high command in a communique broadcast by the Berlin radio said nazi fighters and antiaircraft guus shot down 25 most of them fourmotored types Seven other allied aircraft were declared destroyed in opcra tions over western Europe and the North sea The Gcimaii figure for nazi plane losses was The high command said the Gorman raid ers caused extensive destruction particularly in the district west of the large Thames bend Hitlers officers did not com ment on damage in the Sunday night raid on the German cap buses arrived practically 01 time Lowest Minnesota Report Is 37 Below MINNEAPOLIS win ters worst cold wave gripped Minnesota Monday with tempera tures ranging down to 30 degrees below zero Twin cities tempcralures at a m were 12 below as compared with a low of 22 below zero Sun day A temperature of 59 degrees be low zero is the lowest ever re corded for the state This figure was approached Sunday when Ro seau Minn recorded a tempera ture of 37 below the lowest in the stale this season   

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